Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados was a bit of a shift in style for me, being slightly different from the ultra-luxury boutique style accommodation I usually go for. However, there was a good reason to step beyond my usual style – the Radisson Acquatica’s enviable views out over the beautiful water and sands of Carlisle Bay and the UNESCO listed Victorian Pier.
The stunning views and the laid-back charm of the hotel definitely won my heart and made it a great place to stay during our Barbados holiday.
Since opening, Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort has made quite the splash, becoming a hot destination for the rich and famous to stay on an exclusive and romantic retreat. It’s no wonder, with glorious rooms, suites and overwater bungalows, each set up to give the ultimate romantic Carribean escape.
You certainly don’t need to be Prince Harry to feel like royalty during your stay here, with its luxurious elegance, delicious dining options and spectacular beach.
Incorporating the natural elements effortlessly into its architectural design, Anse Chastanet is a unique offering in gorgeous Saint Lucia. Everything about the resort exudes charm and personality; from the unique and rustic room décor to the informal friendliness of the staff.
Nestled amongst lush, tropical gardens and with a view out over sleek yachts in the marina, Marigot Bay Resort and Marina offers something slightly different in Saint Lucia.
The resort and beautiful tropical surroundings with warm hospitality captivated my heart during a recent vacation to Saint Lucia.
After weeks of long work days and too-short weekends, I was ready to get away for a couple of days for a luxury spa break. My husband and I drove from London to Rudding Park in Harrogate. I received a generous offer from the hotel to stay one complimentary night in a spa room, with access to a full day’s spa facilities and couldn’t wait to indulge.
Crete has long been a beloved holiday destination, with its understated elegance, warm hospitality and focus on absolute relaxation. This is what is promised by Daios Cove with their new offering, The Beach House, an unpretentious open-air restaurant serving the incredible dishes by Head Chef Sotiris Arabidis and his team.
Nestled on an unspoilt hillside overlooking its very own secluded cove, Daios Cove offers breath-taking views of the Cretan Sea. It’s situated on the northeast coast of Crete and is an hour drive from the Heraklion airport.
I am a huge fan of Italian food. UK’s Italian food scene is quite wide ranging from traditional restaurants serving pizza and pasta to contemporary restaurants offering more experimental dishes. Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh houses one of the best Italian Restaurant in Edinburgh called the Cucina- a vibrant restaurant with head chef Andrew McQueen at its helm. It offers dishes made from sustainable and local ingredients which includes honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehives.
Glamourous, elegant and picture perfect is how I would describe Hotel Crillon le Brave. Set on the hilltop with breath-taking views of Mont Ventoux, the hotel captures everything that that is charming about dreamy Provence. A 5-star luxury property surrounded by vineyards and olive trees offers spectacular views. It’s also a member of the Relais & Chateaux collection.
I don’t know what keeps me bringing back to Provence, the picture-perfect honey-coloured stone houses, warm climate, untamed and mountainous countryside. So, I couldn’t say no a press trip opportunity to Crillon le Brave that came my way recently.
The UK was battered by snow, wind and bad weather with temperatures plummeting below freezing in most parts of the country; I was dreaming off hotter temperatures. With knee deep in winter I was feeling a little de-energised and experiencing winter blues, but luckily I received an email with the invitation to a group press trip to stay at Old Course Hotel and experience the newly renovated Kohler Waters Spa. As soon as I saw the email, I RSVPed immediately as nothing could top beating winter blues more than warming spa treatments and uplifting scents.