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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…)

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Virgin unveils its new HIP hotels

Photographed exclusively by Herbert Ypma, the brand new Virgin Holidays + HIP Hotels brochure contains some of the most spectacular hotels in the world.

Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East appear as the hottest destinations for 2011. (more…)

Explore the African bush on foot

Explore the African bush on foot

Your chances of spotting wild elephant, impala, giraffe and hippos in Africa are increased by tracking the animals on foot. The typical 4×4 trails are great for covering ground, but the noise often scares the beasts away before you arrive. (more…)

A Titanic expedition to the ocean floor

A Titanic expedition to the ocean floor

An exclusive voyage takes travellers to the RMS Titanic’s final resting place on the ocean floor south of Newfoundland to mark the 100th anniversary of the tragedy.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Titanic enthusiasts will dive down 3,800 metres in a deep-sea submersible (a submarine built to withstand pressure at depth), similar to the ones used on the set of James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film. (more…)

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