Monday, January 31, 2011

Breathtaking Photography by Sean Scott

These photos from Sean Scott Photography are amazing!

Creating a unique style of his own, Sean Scott continues to lead the way in coastal landscape and surf art photography. Having galleries located in iconic surf locations, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta, Sean's work is becoming increasingly sought after while contributing to exhibitions within Australia and internationally.

...what a beautiful country we have!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Decorative Door Knockers

We love these unique door knockers! They would add a nice little touch to your very own tropical paradise.

...I think I am going to need a lot more doors because I can't decide which one is my favourite!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus

The exclusive Columbia Beach Resort can be found on the south coast of Cyprus, situated at the centre of a two kilometre stretch of Pissouri Bay. This tranquil Blue Flag Beach is framed by a crystal clear azure sea, protected by spectacular white cliffs. The deluxe resort nestles against a backdrop of unspoilt countryside and most suites have a superb sea view.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Amazing Sand Sculptures

With the right sand consistency and a few simple tools, the possibilities of building spectacular sand sculptures are endless, as these amazing photographs show.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

To the Beach...on Newell, Port Douglas

Designed by architect Tony Driscoll this beach house is positioned to maximise the cool sea breezes and amazing ocean views. Elegantly furnished for comfort with spacious rooms overlooking the golden sands of Newell Beach. Ocean breezes waft through the wall of timber bi-fold doors that open the lounge and dining areas to the tropical garden. Lagoon pool and waterfall, sun lounges throughout the garden, hammocks slung between palms, plus your own beachfront cabana with wet bar and fridge are all part of the To the Beach...on Newell tropical lifestyle.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Island of Saipan

Saipan is an island in the middle of nowhere that you've probably never heard of. Perhaps you've heard of Guam? Guam gets referenced in popular culture as a small out of the way place about as far away from everything else as one can get. To put Saipan's place in the world in perspective, in order to get there, you have to stop over in Guam. That makes Saipan smaller and less significant than the smallest and least significant places in the world, but it sure is one beautiful island!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tropical Summer Punch

It isn't easy to find a good tropical punch recipe but we have come across this one that is always a hit when entertaining friends....and I hear that it only leaves a mild hangover the next morning!


Makes 16 cups

1.5 litres pineapple juice, chilled
1.5 litres lemonade, chilled
1 1/3 cups vodka
1 1/3 cups white rum
7 passionfruit, halved
200g frozen raspberries
2 cups ice cubes

Combine pineapple juice, lemonade, vodka, rum, passionfruit pulp and raspberries in a large bowl or jug. Add ice just before serving.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shutters on the Beach, California

Sand and sea are calling. Come home to beachfront living in Santa Monica, California. Shutters on the Beach is a luxury hotel offering the ideal vacation setting. This beachfront hotel features spacious guest rooms and suites, a spa, two on-site restaurants, an outdoor pool, wedding receptions, and meeting and event venues. Each guest room and suite at the lovely Shutters on the Beach is just like a private beach cottage, boasting all the comforts of home during your stay.

Shutters now offer for sale a collection of hand-selected items that reflect "beach style" living at its best. Items from the hotel store include imported Italian pewter clock and bath accessories, luxurious seersucker robes, bedding by Fili D'oro of Italy, Italian stemware from One Pico restaurant, and exclusive Shutters on the Beach SKYbLUE bath & body products.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Florida

Do your dreams take you to a place where the sea dazzles in the late-afternoon sun, and the passing clouds imprint shadows on the sand as schools of fish commune in the sea? A place so remote that you can only reach it by sea-plane or boat? That piece of paradise exists, lying discreetly off the fabled Florida Keys coastline. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa awaits.

Discovered over two decades ago, Little Palm Island has been the escape of choice for presidents, high profile celebrities and savvy travelers alike. The magic of this island is its exclusive location where a captivating view exists in every direction and Snowy Egrets are your only competition for a prime beach spot. Crushed seashell paths wind through this 5 ½ acre paradise connecting our extra spacious 30 oceanfront suites. All Bungalow Suite, Premium Bungalow Suite and Island Grand Suite guest quarters are housed in thatched roof bungalows, with custom-made beds with romantic mosquito netting, so plush some guests never want to leave; outdoor showers and all the requisite luxe amenities. There are no telephones or televisions, or guests under the age of 16 - the only distractions are the outdoors and each other.

....sounds like absolute BLISS to me!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali

Escape the urban landscape and retreat to a luxury Bali villa at AYANA Resort and Spa. Designed to ensure maximum seclusion for every guest, these 78 free-standing, cliff-top Bali luxury villas are set in traditional Balinese compounds with private pools surrounded by tropical gardens.

For more photo's of this gorgeous resort check out the photo gallery on their website!