Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Hayman experience is like no other.

Australia’s most awarded five-star resort takes guests into an exclusive realm of luxury, relaxation, indulgent dining, leisurely activity, reef adventure and breathtaking scenery. Hayman offers elegant resort living in 212 beautifully appointed rooms, suites, penthouses and a beach villa situated within Retreat, Pool, Lagoon and Beachfront Wings.

The Hayman experience begins before you arrive and will linger long after you leave.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji

The Wakaya Club & Spa is a luxury private island resort unlike any other in the world. This serene retreat in Fiji offers gracious living, sophisticated cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities in one of the most remote and pristine corners of the world.

The Wakaya Club & Spa is situated on Wakaya Island, Fiji, a private 2,200 acre hideaway that is one of 333 islands that comprise the Fiji group. Wakaya Island is surrounded by a protected coral reef, and the island boasts serene lagoons, majestic cliffs and pristine white sand beaches.

From the moment you arrive via Wakaya’s own Grand Cessna Caravan aircraft, greeted by warm and friendly Fijian staff, you are completely immersed in the peace and tranquility of island life – Welcome to Paradise!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, Cook Islands

As the only resort directly on the world's most beautiful lagoon, The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa is truly blessed.This exclusive all-bungalow resort is definitely one of a kind. It is the only private island resort in the Cook Islands and is the only Cook Islands resort to offer that invention of incurable romantics ~ the Overwater Bungalow.

The panoramic views of super-natural Aitutaki Lagoon from your own personal paradise, The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa on Motu Akitua, will leave you breathless. Truly, deeply, madly breathless. And that indeed is the measure of a life well lived.

Don't these photos make you want to escape to Aitutaki now? This has to be one one the most beautiful resorts I have ever seen!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa, Gold Coast

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and sparkling blue lagoons, Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa Gold Coast is a place where memories are made. Step from your room onto pristine white sands and dive into the rolling surf of the Pacific Ocean. An oasis of rare beauty, this is the Gold Coast's only resort located right on the beach.

Enjoy views of the abundant gardens, the surrounding lagoons, or the rolling surf from your beautiful guest room or private villa. Suites offer unmistakable style and the self-contained Pacific Mirage Villas provide enough room for the whole family to spend that long-awaited holiday together. Friendly, service will help you relax and reconnect.

Located in Main Beach on the Gold Coast, this is the resort that Jay-Z and Beyonce were rumoured to be staying in on their recent trip to Australia. If it's good enough for them, then it's definitely good enough for me! ;)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

One&Only Cape Town

How beautiful is this! The One&Only Cape Town, South Africa’s premiere urban chic resort introduces an unprecedented level of luxury and style to one of the world's most fascinating cities. With its spectacular location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and its stunning views of Table Mountain, the resort is a destination unto itself.

As the first luxury hotel to open in Cape Town in nearly a decade, the resort is designed to celebrate the city’s wine, art, design and spirit, balancing contemporary glamour with an authentic South African style. Discover the award-winning hallmarks of One&Only Resorts around the world: a genuine hospitality, luxurious accommodation, lively energy, and the promise of unique and enriching experiences.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Gift Guide

Stuck for Christmas present ideas? Check out this great Christmas Gift Guide...oh, and ESCAPE TO PARADISE is featured too which makes it even better! ;)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sanctuary Cushions

Turn your home into a tropical paradise with these gorgeous cushions made from Hawaiian upholstery fabric. Every design is from a limited edition range and no two cushions are the same. Available to purchase now from our online store.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Indigo Pearl resort, Phuket, Thailand

Discover an island of tropical breezes, lush rainforests and a panorama of ocean. The Indigo Pearl resort experience is an encounter with Phuket’s collective imagination – a gathering of intriguing details, re-envisioned through imaginative design.

The rooms are a selection of rooms, villas, pool pavilions and suites all embodying the Indigo Pearl resort experience. Surreal design underscored by deluxe comfort.

Friday, December 10, 2010

AlamKulkul Boutique Resort, Bali

AlamKulkul Boutique Resort, Bali reflects the ambience of a charming Balinese village. Tropical gardens surround the thatched roof villas and spacious rooms look out over flower gardens and cascading pools. Antique furniture and local handicrafts tend traditional style to the contemporary facilities and all this just a step or two from the surf, sunsets and shopping of Bali Legian Beach.

For just over $100 per night you can certainly live the champagne lifestyle on a beer budget at AlamKulkul Boutique Resort!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Aloha DownUnder

Aloha DownUnder are running a Facebook competion with awesome ESCAPE TO PARADISE prizes up for grabs. All you need to do is upload a photo that makes you think about Hawaii to the Aloha DownUnder Facebook Fanpage. Just go to the 'contests' tab to enter. Good luck!

Bedarra Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Bedarra Island is one of the world’s most exclusive resorts and is the ultimate 5 star luxury island resort experience. Bedarra Island is a boutique island resort at the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. With just 16 architecturally refined Villas nestled into the rainforest, Bedarra Island is very much a place for the dedicated few. Venture from your boutique Villa and discover exquisite food, flawless service and secluded beaches. Slip away to a private bay with a gourmet hamper and your own dinghy or indulge with a therapeutic spa treatment. On Bedarra Island it’s all about peace, privacy, and the ultimate holiday in tropical style luxury.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas, Malaysia

This spectacular five star over water villa resort stretches out nearly one kilometre into the sea facing the sheltered waters of the straits of Malacca. The breathtaking beach frontage on Malaysia’s accessible western coastline, Golden Palm Tree is presented in semi-detached and detached design that blends with the environment. This stretch on the easily accessible western coastline is still secluded and unknown to many - shores and waters are still untouched, which makes it a perfect hide away.