Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stay 6 Nights for the Price of 4 at Muri Beach Club Hotel

Muri Beach Club Hotel in the Cook Islands is offering guests the chance to stay for six nights but only pay for four, plus receive a free tropical breakfast daily and use of snorkelling gear and kayaks. Prices start from *AUD$730.00 per person, twin share for a six night stay, normally *AUD$1090.00 per person, twin share. This fantastic deal is valid for sale until 30 April, 2012 and valid for travel until 31 December, 2012.

Winner of the 2010 best 'Luxury Boutique Hotel’ in the World Luxury Travel Awards, Muri Beach Club Hotel, is a privately owned boutique adults only resort, perfect for couples wanting a romantic escape.

The Resort boasts an enviable location on the best stretch of beach facing the famous Muri Lagoon on the island of Rarotonga and is in walking distance to the islands Dive Centre, Cultural Centre, Buggy and Quad Tours, shops, cafes and restaurants.

With only 30 rooms, every room is personal and intimate and guests can chose from Premium Garden, Superior Pool View and Deluxe Beachfront accommodation.

Muri Beach Club Hotel’s unequalled resort location puts guests right at the heart of one of Rarotonga’s most outstanding natural features – Muri Lagoon. The lagoon is the island’s aquatic playground for superb and safe snorkelling and swimming. With other water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing and glass-bottomed boat rides, there’s always an opportunity to get out on the water and away from it all.

Located right on the beach, The Point Restaurant & Bar provides full service dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Menu’s offer gourmet pacific cuisine and theme nights and culinary specialties take advantage of fresh local produce and fish catches to provide the best in international and South Pacific fare.

An added feature of the Muri Beach Club Hotel is the Lagoon Lounge overlookingMuri Lagoon. The Lounge has an ambience of casual chic comfort and style. Whether it is chess, coffee or cocktails, the lagoon lounge is a popular leisure and meeting spot.

The Beauty & Spa at Muri Beach Club Hotel offers guests the ultimate in pampering. Internationally trained staff can help guests relax with a soothing massage, cleanse the body or refresh the soul. The Beauty & Spa offers facials, pedicures, body treatments, manicures, waxing, cosmetics, massage, spa treatments and skin care.

*Rates are based on currency exchange rate as of 21/2/12 and are subject to change.

For further information phone 07 5524 5222 or visit Muri Beach Club Hotel.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blanket Bay, New Zealand

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu is New Zealand’s finest Lodge, Blanket Bay. Relax within the elegant yet rustic lodge surrounded by majestic alpine scenery. 

In this spectacular corner of New Zealand discover endless ways to restore your physical and spiritual well-being. There is nowhere else on Earth where there are so many activities so close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jetboating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. 

Accommodation at Blanket Bay consists of five intimate Lodge Rooms, three generous Lodge Suites in the Main Lodge, and four superb Chalet Suites all filled with sumptuous furnishings and elegant rugs. Natural materials are showcased throughout, echoing the Lodge's integration and interaction with the environment. All rooms within the Lodge are placed to take full advantage of the magnificent lake and mountain vistas. 

Stay and find out why Blanket Bay is consistently voted one of the world’s best Lodges by many prestigious publications and organizations.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Angsana Laguna Phuket

Angsana Laguna Phuket is located in scenic Bang Tao Bay, Phuket’s most coveted resort address. Just 20 minutes from bustling Phuket Town and the Phuket International Airport, lies the contemporary beachfront resort with unrivalled access to the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea. 

Angsana Laguna Phuket features vibrant and stylish rooms and facilities designed for the dynamic cosmopolitan traveller. The resort features 409 immaculately decorated guest rooms, lofts, suites and private villa residences. 

Amazing views of lush tropical gardens, magnificent ocean vistas or the serene palm-fringed lagoon complement the resort’s guest rooms, lofts, suites and private villa residences.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bunga Raya Island Resort, Malaysia

Bunga Raya Island Resort is a luxurious jewel set on a coral reef island just off the coast of Borneo. A secluded island hideaway of 47 timbered villas, the resort is tucked away on a tranquil and hidden bay framed by crescent shaped white sand beach on one side and the centuries old virgin jungle on the other. 

Each private villa is hand-crafted by local tradesmen, terraced into the hillside reflecting the traditional simplicity of the Borneo architectural style, blending seamlessly with the comforts and needs of the most sophisticated and discerning luxury traveller. Private balconies offer jaw dropping vistas of the beach below and the South China Sea beyond. 

Villas range from simple timbered dwellings, steps from the beach, to opulent 3 bedroom, multi-level units with wrap around decks and indulgent private plunge pools. A dedicated hilltop spa, with exotic private spa pavilions, blends the very finest of Traditional Asian and Western treatments which capture restorative powers of indigenous plants and oils.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Frills!

Enjoy and relax away your honeymoon with the lovely Floral Façade Cami and Short and Cami Dress from Jethro & Jackson. Pretty and sexy, your new hubby will love the playful frills and sweet love heart print in pink and red.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Seven Nights of Savings at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

Save 30% at Samoa’s premiere luxury resort, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, with their amazing stay seven nights but pay only five nights. Priced from only $869 per person and featuring a range of great inclusions this deal at the untouched beachfront paradise that is Sinalei, is just too good to pass by.

The seven night deal includes accommodation in a Garden View Fale, return airport transfers, afternoon tea daily, free use of the resorts tennis courts, Golf course and all non-motorised water sports including kayaking and snorkelling equipment and is valid for sale until 17 February 2012 or until sold out and valid for travel from 01 February – 31 March 12 and 17 April – 27 June 12, 2012.

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush vibrant tropical gardens, white sandy beaches and the irresistible beauty of nature. It is an absolute utopia for couples and honeymooners and is a unique and inspiring destination where hospitality is bound with warm happy smiles.

Sinalei offers guests the complete package in the utmost intimacy and style. With 29 luxurious accommodation Fales, two magnificent dining options, an array of activities and excursions, the choice between a fresh water lagoon pool or the blue pacific ocean to relax by, there is always something for guests to do and experience. 

For the ultimate in any resort stay, Sinalei also boosts a stunning beach front Serenity Spa offering a wide range of pampering treatments in three exquisite treatment Fales. This uniquely simple open-air spa has every facility for the ultimate relaxing break in totally private surrounds. 

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa’s seven night package starts from only $869 per person and includes seven nights’ accommodation in a Garden Fale, return airport transfers, afternoon tea daily, use of the tennis courts and golf course and free use of all non-motorised water sports.

For bookings contact Travelscene on 13 872 835 and quote “Booking code: SIN7for5” or visit Travelscene

Monday, February 13, 2012

Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali


With unrivalled panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali presents the ideal Bali experience for the worldly traveller. With pure white beaches, the promise of perfect blue waters and golden sunshine, Banyan Tree Ungasan offers the antidote to the demands of modern life.

Perched 70 meters above sea level on the cliffs of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, close to the famous Uluwatu Temple, the resort offers the highest level of comfort and privacy synonymous with the Banyan Tree brand.

Experience the epitome of cliff top living with our villas, each with a private pool and offering the highest level of comfort and serenity.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Design Hotels 2012 Book

This year’s annual edition of The Design Hotels book comes with 220 unique and inspiring hotels worldwide featuring 21 new member hotels and including new destinations like Sydney, Bogotá, Portobelo and Nairobi. With the new book, readers can explore the gateways to some of the most creative neighborhoods around the world – Design Hotels’ member properties. 

Whether it’s the little street of old-time weavers or an area where a new generation of “urban artists” express themselves on walls, furniture and whatever else they can find, each locality is unique and each one tells a special story of where you are.

“A hotel should be much more than a beacon of creativity and hospitality. It should be a member of the community. At times it’s a valued partner standing alongside other businesses in a local scene. But it can also be a leading figure, helping a neighborhood transform itself as it takes on an exciting new shape and purpose,” says Design Hotels founder and CEO Claus Sendlinger. 

The member properties do this by offering guests a slice of local experiences that are topical. They are meeting places for creative folks and individuals looking for like-minded company. Their staff is absorbed into the fabric of the neighborhood, so much so, that it’s like visiting a cool friend in an unknown city.

So go on and flip through the pages of Design Hotels' new book and choose not just hotels to stay but places to be.

Visit Design Hotels and selected book retailers worldwide to grab a copy.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gigli d'Oro Suite, Italy

Charming and captivating in a modern setting, upscale design and an attentive and elegant return to the past, Gigli d’Oro Suite, in the old city center of Rome features 6 amazing luxury suites. Nestled in the heart of the old city centre of Rome, Gigli d’Oro Suite conveys the feeling of a boutique hotel. 

An entire traditional 15th-century medieval palace that still conveys the flair of an old Roman residence is exclusively dedicated to 6 original luxury suites equipped with every amenity and manned by an ever available staff.

Set in an atmosphere of relaxation and privacy, Gigli d’Oro Suite's exclusive entrance with direct access from the road will make you relive the charm and feeling of its historic past. Guests are welcome to evocative settings where no detail has been overlooked and where gorgeous designer furnishings are coupled with accurately preserved medieval elements, such as exposed beams, old portals, period floors and stairs.