Sunday, October 30, 2011

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is a tropical paradise of lush foliage and dramatic cliffs. Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island's best beaches, Four Seasons combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience unmatched in Malaysia.

Immersed in the calming ambience of a tropical hideaway, the 91 guest villas and pavilions nestle amid the Resort’s lushly landscaped gardens or enjoy beachfront settings within the soothing sound of waves.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Le Meridien, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia

The most luxurious resort on Isle of Pines, Le Meridien harmonises with the luxuriant tropical setting of a cove in Oro Bay, on the east coast - ‘where the sun rises, where the moon rises’.

Le Meridien New Caledonia is a luxury five star hotel on the Isle of Pines secluded east coast, within walking distance to the stunning Natural Swimming Pool, one of the islands most popular tourist attractions. With just 39 rooms and bungalows, this boutique style resort offers exceptional service in a spacious calming tropical environment straddling a beachfront tidal estuary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay, at the foot of the imperious mountain twins rising dramatically above.

A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’, a paradise lost in time and perfectly preserved. Guests may take mountain walks, relax on white-sanded beaches and explore the riot of marine colour in the world’s southern-most coral reef.

Capella’s nine contemporary island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house, suites feature lavish king beds, beach-chic furnishings and generous decks. This is barefoot luxury at its best.

Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first-name’ service combine to create an outstanding lodging experience.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Trisara Villas, Phuket, Thailand

Trisara, in Sanskrit meaning the "Third Garden in Heaven" is South East Asia's most intimate and exclusive resort & spa. Nestling over its own private bay just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the resort is hidden amongst lush tropical jungle, with all accommodation offering private pools, dramatic sea views and a true sense of privacy.

The resorts 39 pool villas and suites sit above the bay, adjacent to the beachfront restaurant decks and bar and the 18 larger residences are a celebration of tropical luxury.

Although covering over 2 km of private coastline, Trisara feels small, intimate and supremely luxurious. The entire resort is a sanctuary of privacy, space and simple good taste with service provided by a team of warm, caring people who regard hospitality as a joy.

Numerous recent accolades include being voted "Best Leisure Resort Worldwide & Best Resort in South East Asia, 2009 by readers of the Gallivanters Guide".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

This multi-award winning retreat is set within a 75 acre estate atop its own private ridge line offering spectacular views of the Bay of Islands. Designed and furnished in an eclectic international contemporary style, where gardens and lodgings blend into the natural topography and foliage. Eagles Nest is within walking distance of the historic town of Russell, the birth place of New Zealand. The Estate offers a variety of accommodation options for the most discerning of travellers.

The Bay of Islands is a world renowned holiday destination offering over 144 islands to explore in this sub tropical paradise. World class big game fishing, scenic cruising, sailing diving, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking, helicopter flight seeing, romantic picnics on your own private island are but some of the many options available from Eagles Nest.

With exquisite food, wine, unsurpassed service and amenities, Eagles Nest offers everything you need for the ultimate luxury experience of a lifetime.

Eagles Nest.... somewhere between seven stars and heaven.