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Travel writer Codelia Mantsebo experiences the luxurious tranquility of the Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa on the stunning island of Mauritius. The beauty of Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa can be found...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao finds a stay at Novotel Guwahati located in GS Road is the perfect way to see the awesome state of Assam with the right dose of luxury whether you are travelling on business...

In 2017 Cumbria and the Lake District received over 47 million visitors and, out of these, 6.6 million people stayed overnight. With a footfall this high, it’s no surprise the area is brimming with hotels,...

Recently I was invited to a press trip to the Hilton Mumbai International Airport, A 19th century palace themed luxury boutique hotel. Hilton Mumbai International Airport is an upscale, 171-room luxury...

All I can say is ‘wow’. Sometimes you take those trips away and it really fits – the mood is right, the company is good, the weather can do whatever (it’s the U.K – I’m beyond hoping for sunshine...

A boldly luxurious hotel is set to open in Miami Beach this summer, as the Lennox Hotel’s latest addition prepares to open its doors for guests to experience its sophisticated boutique hotel. The Lennox...

First established in 1989 by the Morris family, holidaycottages.co.uk boasts a collection of almost 5,000 properties spanning England, Scotland & Wales. Renowned for its personal service and exquisite...

During my recent visit to Jaipur, I was invited to stay at the beautiful and luxurious Fairmont Jaipur. On arrival I was impressed by the traditional Rajasthani welcome accorded at the entrance. The sound...

If you search for the term ‘idyllic,’ I am sure Moorland View Cottage would pop right up. With dreamy décor and a remote location, the early 18th century cottage in the tiny village of North Bovey,...

The UK’s first vineyard hotel has opened its doors in Hensol in South Wales. Llanerch Hotel is the result of a £2m investment by Ryan Davies, owner of Llanerch Vineyard, which is home to the award-winning...

While some hotels sprawl ostentatiously across busy, touristy strips, others are far more unassuming. In the heart of Marrakech’s busy souks, concealed down a winding, narrow lane – tucked away like...

Hilton’s super luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, will soon welcome guests to the heart of the South Malé Atoll with the highly-anticipated opening of Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi....

By Kate Hector, co-founder of Luxury Boltholes With spring finally in full bloom, millions of holidaymakers are expected to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a UK getaway. While the majority will...

Iceland’s popularity with tourists has soared in recent years – more than six times the island’s population visited in 2017 – as more holidaymakers, explorers and adventurers flock to the faraway...

Offering privacy, exclusivity, and spectacular views, the newly unveiled lighthouse hotel in the Canary Islands will introduce you to a unique and magical experience. Faro Cumplida, the first hotel of...

‘The First Roma Dolce’, a new patisserie-themed boutique hotel on Via del Corso, has opened its doors to the public. Dolce is the newest addition to ‘The First Experience’, which joins three distinctly...

It is a crisp spring day in the Bavarian mountains and we are driving up through thick pine forests, accompanied by the chatter of birdsong from the pretty Alpine town of Berchtesgaden high up into Obersalzberg,...

When we decided to book a trip to the Isle of Wight, we enlisted the help of Sue from Visit Isle of Wight to help us look for a luxury hotel that fit our needs. We were yearning for a place that was easy...

Cap Maison epitomises your St Lucia experience into a humble, luxurious and romantic place. This boutique resort creates the flawless setting for intimate luxury, with only 49 rooms the beachfront location...

Travel writer Sally Meeson discovers the natural wonders and relaxing pleasures of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands in South Africa. It’s another bright morning in South Africa as I’m woken by the...

Google ‘Gleneagles’ and the resort’s advert descriptor defines it as ‘a world class resort offering the ultimate in luxury.’ Quite a claim, but perhaps not so immodest for...

In the quiet south-west of Tenerife, beside the upmarket town of Costa Adeje, you’ll find the stylish new property from Barceló Hotel Group – Royal Hideaway Corales Beach. Tucked away from the bustle...

Deep inside lush green coffee plantations in Southern India, Kishore and Smita Iyengar luxuriate in the tranquil environs of the global award winning five star Evolve Back Luxury Resort in Coorg. MISTY...

Words by Natasha Bazika Australia is known for its vast landscapes, breathtaking beaches, cuddly koalas and of course, the myriad of not so friendly animals lurking in the waters. But besides that, the...

A state of loggers and farmers, ranchers and the famous American cowboys – Washington State also is home to high-tech visionaries and ambitious entrepreneurs, is where commercial aviation first took...

Driving down the winding roads of Tetbury, a quiet corner of the Cotswolds; my best friend Jenna and I were giddy with excitement about our weekend country escape to the infamous Calcot Hotel & Spa. I’ve...

Words by Amira Arasteh Be introduced to the real Middle East in this breathtaking mountain retreat. Two hours drive from the capital city of Muscat, this mountain escape offers you a retreat of decadent...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers Niraamaya Retreats Backwaters & Beyond, Kumarakom is everything you want in a holiday and this one comes with a twist of wellness. A two hour drive from Kochi...

South Africa’s, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa is an idyllic centre of healing in the Cape Winelands, designed to serve not only its local clientele but many overseas visitors looking to ‘discover...

London is a wonderful place for visitors like myself who cannot wait to immerse themselves in culture, fine dining restaurants and sumptuous hotels. Brimming with bars, rammed with restaurants, with a...

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 30 years, you know Nobu as the exceptional Japanese restaurant chain led by the power team of Robert DeNiro and Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa. What...

Words by Natasha Bazika This year instead of joining the millions in sin city head to the city of dreams for your high roller thrills. The thriving city of Manila boasts an award-winning pedigree of five-star...

Voting in the 2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards (in partnership with Blue Bay Travel) is now open, giving you the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue...

On the fringes of the famed Nagarhole National Park and Tiger Reserve in Karnataka, Kishore and Smita Iyengar still their pace at the multi-award winning five star Evolve Back Luxury Resort –Kabini. EXOTIC...

Every girl wants to be whisked off to a beautiful hotel in the countryside for the weekend. And, thanks to Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, in West Sussex, that’s exactly what we did one cold but sunny...

This charming boutique hotel in central Lucknow is a 41-room heritage home that got converted into a hotel a couple of years ago. The warm and efficient team behind this lovely property showcases the beautiful...

Offering privacy, exclusivity and the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort has introduced its new ‘Club Miraggio’ concept, offering the most luxurious experience available...

Travel writer Bindu Gopal Rao discovers that Gaj Kesri, an upscale royal themed resort on the outskirts of Bikaner in Rajasthan, is the perfect place to get away for a holiday filled with luxury. Flying...

We take a sneak peak at some of the top luxury hotel and resort openings around the world in 2019. Each one offers something a little different, so whether you fancy taking part in a gorilla trek, trying...

Ahmedabad, a city in Gujarat boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2014. Now maintained by the...