Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, Caribbean

Talk about a room with a view - each "sanctuary" at Jade Mountain at Anse Chastanet has its entire fourth wall completely open to the outdoors, overlooking a pair of peaks knifing the sky and comes with a massive infinity pool whose reflections merge with those of the Caribbean Sea below.

Each is uniquely designed, but at the core of their construction is the goal of harmonizing visual elements of near and far. The peaks of the Pitons tearing through the clouds by the horizon will, from your bed, seem close enough to touch.

Source: Kiwi Collection

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Virgin Cocktail of the Day: Hawaiian Blizzard


1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 banana
1/4 cup ice cubes
2 teaspoons honey, optional
pineapple wedges, for garnish


In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, coconut milk, banana, ice and, if desired, honey. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 large glasses. Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge and enjoy! x

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii

On the quieter side of Maui, visitors will find the peaceful retreat of Travaasa Hana, where true Hawaiian heritage waits to be discovered. One of the last unspoilt parts of Hawaii. Travaasa Hana, located at the end of the famed "Highway to Hana," is well worth the trip.

Rooms at the Travaasa Hana are designed in traditional but luxurious Hawaiian style, with hardwood floors, indigenous art, and bamboo mats. Sea Ranch and Bay Cottages have private gardens, hot tubs, or ocean views. Best of all, there are no TVs or radios to interfere with the sounds of the surf... Bliss!

Source: Kiwi Collection

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Feel Good

"Think thoughts that make you feel good, make choices that make you feel good, and take actions that make you feel good".

- Louise L. Hay

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Hotel & Spa

Nestled in the secluded hillsides of Beau Vallon Bay, The Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa villas are set on stilts - so you'll always enjoy a room with a view.

Overlooking a sandy cove, this luxury Seychelles resort consists of 40 villas, each a mix of colonial and contemporary décor. Expertly placed, the private havens are sea-facing and built on stilts, with sweeping ocean views.

Whether you're interested in Creole culture or Mahé's natural beauty, The Hilton Seychelles Northolme has it. Snorkel and kayak right our your front door, or venture into town for PADI-certified diving. Listen to live jazz and Creole crooners in one of three award-winning restaurants, or explore manicured botanical gardens.

Source: Kiwi Collection

Monday, April 15, 2013

Luxury Estate For Sale - Mandalay House, Whitsundays

Situated perfectly in this coastal paradise and arguably one of Australia’s premier waterfront properties with spectacular turquoise Coral Sea waters on one side and untouched national park on the other, Mandalay House enjoys the very best of the Whitsundays in Queensland, Australia.

Classic architecture compliments perfect views on a scale that will simply amaze and nowhere does the attention to detail lapse as this home has been built as a labour of love, a dream realised and it is now yours to enjoy.

Highlights of the property include:

  • 6 king-sized bedrooms with marble en-suites
  • Fully self-contained staff quarters
  • Private 24m berth marina & personal helipad
  • 10 mins from Hamilton Island jet airport
  • Humidity controlled cellar & dining hall
  • State-of-the-art theatre & games room
  • Immaculately landscaped grounds
  • Stunning pool & outdoor terracing
  • Spectacular Coral Sea water frontage
  • Enjoy the very best of the Great Barrier Reef
    Sale is by expressions of interest, but somehow I don't think this amazingly beautiful tropical estate is in my price range... but we can all dream, right?!


    Friday, April 12, 2013

    Beach House Iruveli, Maldives


    Villas hover over waves, suites perch above the beach, and pavilions jut out over the ocean. Impossibly idyllic? Head to Beach House Iruveli … where paradise really is possible.

    Your accommodation options are out of this world here: from Water Villa to Beach Villa, Ocean Villa, Beach Suite, Grand Water Pavillion, and Grand Beach Pavilion. Turquoise waters surround guests and make the decision to hop into your private infinity pool or straight into the sea a more complicated one than you might have anticipated.

    There is nothing like an island vacation to make you feel as if you have executed a blissful escape… so if “escaping” is in the cards, head to Beach House Iruveli.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Luxury Rental: Musha Cay Resort, Bahamas

    Musha Cay Resort is the most luxurious private resort island in the world, with more than 150 acres of sparkling white sugar sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and a beautiful, unspoiled tropical environment filled with exotic flowers, palm trees and abundant foliage. Sunshine is softened by gentle ocean breezes, while the nights shine with the light of a million stars.

    Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the southern Bahamas, 85 miles southeast of Nassau in the "out-island" Exuma chain of islands, Musha Cay is the ultimate private island experience. Guests may choose to stay in their own private 10,000-square-foot manor house on the crest of a hill, or a thatched-roof beach house far from sight and sound of another human being. Or they may select one of two guest villas with two bedrooms, private outdoor Jacuzzis and beaches or a five-bedroom beachside villa. All of this is supported by exceptional amenities, air conditioned throughout, and a professional, courteous and discrete staff to accommodate your every need.

    Another World… Just Hours Away

    Priced from US$37,500 per night, I think it will be a little while before I can holiday on this beautiful island. :)