Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

New organic spa resort for Malaysia

Malaysia will be home to the world’s first organic destination spa resort when The Chateau opens in July.

Modelled on an 18th-century castle, the luxury retreat boasts an idyllic location in the Berjaya Hills – making it difficult not to unwind. (more…)

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol: affordable chic in Koh Tao

Casas del Sol are five new villas perched on a hillside of the tiny island of Koh Tao, with stunning sea views and equally stunning designer interiors.

The villas, which have already received more than admiring glances from style-conscious interiors experts, are priced from around 6,000THB (?120), and have a prime location on the island. (more…)

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

Experience cliffside luxury in Bali

April marks the start of the dry season in Bali, when the waters are warm, humidity is at its lowest, and the volcanic island glows with vivacity and life after months of purifying rains. (more…)

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

Did you have an utterly amazing weekend?

If the answer is ‘not really’, then consider the new experiences from Epic Tomato, which squeeze a fortnight’s adventure into just three or four days.

You can leave the office on Friday and return on Monday having dug a snow-cave shelter, learnt how to ice-fish Inuit-style and stargazed from a cabin near the Eyjafjallajokull volcano (yes, that one). (more…)

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

See spirit bears with Mark Carwardine

Zoologist Mark Carwardine has travelled all seven continents to photograph wildlife. And alongside Stephen Fry in Last Chance to See, Carwardine has been in search of some of the planet’s most endangered species, including great blue whale, kakapo, manatee, white rhino, and gorilla. (more…)

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert spa resort opens in UAE

Luxury desert resort Banyan Tree Al Wadi is celebrating its opening in the United Arabic Emirates this week.

The resort features 101 private pool villas in secluded gardens and surrounded by views of the desert. (more…)

A genuine tee-time treat

A genuine tee-time treat

Most golfers are obsessives. As a teenager, I would resentfully look at the box of golf balls bought for me by a relative at Christmas and indignantly think “How could they think I use those? (more…)

Butterfly conservation on Bodmin Moor

Butterfly conservation on Bodmin Moor

In a world of rising sea levels, rare and endangered species, and catastrophic destruction caused by carbon emissions, travellers are becoming increasingly aware that they should travel responsibly. (more…)

Kayak along Scotland’s whisky coast

Kayak along Scotland’s whisky coast

With waters as turquoise as any in the Indian Ocean, you could be forgiven for thinking that this is the Seychelles. You are, however, looking at Scotland.

That blue sky isn’t a mirage either. (more…)

Old-school surfing safari

Old-school surfing safari

Surfers these days don’t know how good they’ve got it. Wetsuits, neoprene boots, leashes, boards that actually float. Anyone who learned to surf on a piece of plywood, rough and splintery and hand-hewn by their father, will understand. (more…)

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