Posts Tagged ‘beach’

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…)

Vietnam’s new luxury beach retreat

Vietnam’s new luxury beach retreat

Since it became possible to fly direct from London to Ho Chi Minh City recently, a host of brilliant hotels have been popping up all over the country. The latest, Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa, is on the south-east coast. (more…)

A free spirit on the Riviera Maya

A free spirit on the Riviera Maya

On a quiet patch of powdery sand away from the throngs of package-holiday makers in Tulum, a new boutique hotel true to the nature of this one-time hippy hangout on the Riviera Maya is opening in January. (more…)

Cool waters in Sri Lanka

Cool waters in Sri Lanka

A new beach scene in Sri Lanka is breaking for surfers and sunseekers. Nell McShane Wulfhart tracks down the best places to stay, eat and drink in the beachy haven of Kalpitiya.

A finger of land extending out into the Indian Ocean from halfway up Sri Lanka’s west coast, Kalpitiya is mostly home to fishermen, but its sparsely beautiful beaches are drawing a growing crowd in search of some of the world’s best kite-surfing between May and September. (more…)

Hop to The Hamptons

Hop to The Hamptons

The Montauk Highway is a great leveller. However grand your beach house, escaping to The Hamptons from New York City in summer has always meant sitting nose-to-tail for hours in the heat. (more…)

Bantham for sale

Bantham for sale

Devon’s seaside town of Bantham is the kind of place that many dream about owning a little piece of: golden sandy beaches, soft rolling hills, a picturesque bay, thatched cottages and epic waves that attract surfers from all corners of the UK. (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…)

Flexible friends

Flexible friends

Aspiring yogis struggling with sun salutations in a characterless studio take heart: the new trend is all about location. At the very least, you need to be doing BOGA (beach yoga) on South Beach, Miami, with the ocean in front of you (www.3rdstreetbeachyoga.com). (more…)

Been there, done that, bought the beach

Been there, done that, bought the beach

Ever been on holiday and not wanted to go home? Lying on the beach wishing you owned it so you could stay forever? Private beaches and island resorts sometimes do come up for sale – particularly in Dubai where, as one lot are sold off, new ones are build – but tend to be the preserve of the insanely rich. (more…)

All things beachy

All things beachy

Tom Marchant, the founder of luxury travel site Black Tomato, was lying of a remote beach in Bahia with his fashion editor girlfriend Kirsty Hathaway when the pair dreamed up a site that would bring together the best bits of a great beach holiday – what to wear, seaside beauty trends, the coolest beaches to visit and what to read and listen to when you’re there – in one place from in-the-know experts. (more…)

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