Posts Tagged ‘beach’

Insider tips: Daniella Issa Helayels Rio de Janeiro guide

Insider tips: Daniella Issa Helayels Rio de Janeiro guide

Fashion designer Daniella Helayel is famous the must-have dresses she creates for Issa, the label she started in 2001. She has just created the Kanuhura poncho, a colourful poncho cover-up for the exclusive Kanuhura resort in the Maldives. (more…)

I said, Im on the beach

I said, Im on the beach

Josef Hoflehner’s ‘Jet Airliner’ pictures were taken at Maho Beach, on the Dutch/French Caribbean island of St Maarten/St Martin, from 2009 to 2011. The beach is adjacent to the short runway of the Princess Juliana International Airport, and passenger jets fly as low as four metres above the heads of sunbathers. (more…)

Enjoy the Silencio in Miami

Enjoy the Silencio in Miami

In Paris, the exclusive members’ club Silencio had near-legendary status even before it opened in October 2011. It’s the brainchild of David Lynch – he designed everything, even the furniture; and it hosts creative gatherings, performances, screenings and happenings between some of the world’s leading artists. (more…)

A day at the beach in East London

A day at the beach in East London

This Sunday, writers’ and readers’ retreat Scrivener’s Cove will pop up in East London for A Day at the Beach.

The pop-up takes a literary theme, inviting Londoners to bring a novel and relax on the deck chairs at the beach. (more…)

Beach clubbing on Ibiza

Beach clubbing on Ibiza

On hearing that Nikki Beach is coming to Ibiza this summer, our reaction was one of surprise – that there hasn’t been one on the island for years already. A travesty!

So where more appropriate a destination for the original sleek, chic beach club to set up next than the White Isle, home to more sleek, chic party girls and their gazillionaire boyfriends than almost anywhere else in Europe? (more…)

High spirits in Ibiza

High spirits in Ibiza

The new island outpost of the Experimental Cocktail Club is a far cry from its city counterparts in every sense but the cocktails. The one on Gerrard Street in London’s China Town, for example, is all clandestine speakeasy-feel, through a scruffy, unmarked door; the Paris original is in urbane-cool Le Sentier. (more…)

Full moon, five stars

Full moon, five stars

Koh Phangan, Thailand’s undeveloped party island, gets its first luxury hotel

Kho Phangan’s notorious full-moon parties get bigger, noisier and – so its raving seasonaires will tell you – more commercial every year. (more…)

From raves to waves

From raves to waves

Down in Kerala, in India’s Deep South, Varkala is the seaside town for travellers who want a blissed-out beach break without the commercialism of Kerala’s bigger resorts.

Perhaps because the town is arranged along a clifftop, and is a holy centre for Hindus, it has managed to retain its fairly simple atmosphere. (more…)

The hotel with a golden beach

The hotel with a golden beach

It seems like nothing puts a destination on the map more firmly than appearing in a James Bond film.

Phang Nga Bay, on Thailand’s Andaman Coast, shot to fame in 1974 when Roger Moore swooped between the distinctive limestone karsts which stick out of the sea in a tiny plane before skimming along the water and landing on the beach in The Man with the Golden Gun. (more…)

Stay at Ian Fleming’s hideaway

Stay at Ian Fleming’s hideaway

The Jamaican home of author Ian Fleming welcomes Bond fans following an extensive renovation by Island Records mogul Chris Blackwell.

The iconic hideaway, named GoldenEye after the book and film, includes the villa in which Fleming wrote each of the James Bond novels – the desk he sat at still remains in the original building. (more…)

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