Posts Tagged ‘island’

A safari thats a bestseller

A safari thats a bestseller

Fifteen years after the publication of his first novel, ‘No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency’, author Alexander McCall Smith is returning again to Botswana – and this time you can go with him. (more…)

Artists respond to beauty of Ireland

Artists respond to beauty of Ireland

Last September, a selection of artists was invited to the private island of Inish Turk Beg, where they took up a week-long residency. Interacting and responding to the environment through various mediums, the artists produced a series of works that will go on show this week. (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…)

A South Australian food safari

A South Australian food safari

Kangaroo Island’s first ever food safari will be held at Southern Ocean Lodge, which featured in the Gold List 2011, in August this year.

Bringing local producers and food legends Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant together with guests, the culinary journey takes place over five nights, and will include an itinerary of food-and wine-related excursions. (more…)

Ayada – a taste of Turkey in the Maldives

Ayada - a taste of Turkey in the Maldives

The Maldives – the deceptively large island nation in the northern Indian Ocean – ought to have more five-star hotels per capita than any other country in the world, but there’s always room for one more: in October, Turkey’s Aydeniz Group is opening their first outpost here, the 112-villa Ayada Maldives. (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…)

Fairy tale in the Seychelles

Fairy tale in the Seychelles

A tiny atoll in the Seychelles has been turned into an exclusive private island resort. The newly created Enchanted Island Resort – real name Round Island – is little more than a tuft of greenery in the Indian Ocean, five acres big (about the size of two Trafalgar Squares) and just off the coast of Mahe. (more…)

Otherworldly Orpheus

Otherworldly Orpheus

The Great Barrier Reef is already blessed with more than its fair share of dreamy island hideaways. Bedarra, Qualia, Hayman, among others – these exclusive hot-and-gold-listed resorts, each set on their own island, are more honeymoon idyll than Treasure Island, with smart modern penthouses, private pools, and direct access to some of the most beautiful beachfronts in the world. (more…)

A new private island in the South China Sea

A new private island in the South China Sea

With a landscape much like Vietnam’s Halong Bay, only with fewer visitors, Bacuit Bay has long been the main reason to go to Palawan, a slim sliver of an island in the west of the Philippines. (more…)

Raffles in paradise

Raffles in paradise

Offering their own special kind of paradise, Raffles’ first signature spa, Praslin Seychelles, is set to open on 1st February.

Situated on the island of Praslin, which is famed for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallee de Mai and its lush fauna and flora, the all-villa resort boasts views of the Indian Ocean and the National Marine Park of Curieuse Island. (more…)

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