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Bath, one of the UK's best city breaks - Luxury Escapes
The Best UK City Breaks
May 21, 2024

From the dreaming spires of Oxford to the Roman spas of Bath and Manchester’s artsy cool, these UK cities showcase all that’s great about Britain. Look a little closer (and beyond London), and you’ll find the UK has endless options for a city break packed with culture, history, good food and good times. Some are […]

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Australian tourists spend more on international experiences and nightlife than any other nationality, according to a new report by the Mastercard Economics Institute - Luxury Escapes
Australian Tourists Lead Global Spending on Experiences and Nightlife 
May 21, 2024

For Aussies on holiday, meaningful encounters and adventures take precedence over retail spending. Australian tourists lead the world in spending on international experiences and nightlife, allocating nearly one-fifth of their holiday budget to the meaningful activities, according to a report on global travel trends by the Mastercard Economics Institute. The worldwide average sits closer to […]

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The Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramids in the background, some of Egypt's most significent attractions - Luxury Escapes
Cairo to the Nile: Exploring Egypt
May 21, 2024

Ancient temples, underground burial chambers, chillingly preserved mummies and a cruise down the Nile, Jessica Bedewi embraces all that a tour of Cairo and its surrounds has to offer. The air in the underground tomb seems to grow thicker by the second, I swallow my stubborn claustrophobia and take a step closer to the glass […]

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The Best Restaurants in Singapore
May 20, 2024

From bustling hawker centres to upscale dining with jaw-dropping views, Singapore offers a trove of foodie treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a fully-fledged foodie or satisfying a craving, Singapore is where you need to be.  It’s no secret that Singapore is a food-obsessed nation. A visit to this little city state invites you […]

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7 Turkiye Treasures to Tick Off on Tour
May 16, 2024

Deep beneath the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and high atop the Hagia Sophia’s grand dome, Turkiye’s finest treasures are best reached on tour. With an abundance of ancient architecture, natural splendour and cultural charm, Turkiye is a premier destination for travellers of all kinds. Your challenge? Fit them into an undoubtedly jam-packed itinerary. Joining a […]

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School’s In: The Best Snorkelling Spots in Fiji
May 16, 2024

From kaleidoscopic coral to magnificent marine life, Fiji’s reefs offer some of the best snorkelling in the world. We all love a well-earned beach day, and where better to throw down your towel than the spectacular sands of Fiji? The ideal tropical island holiday, this South Pacific nation is famed for its combination of warm […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Attend the Olympic Games Paris 2024
May 15, 2024

One of the world’s most anticipated events is less than 100 days away – but there’s still time to become a part of history. The time for Europe is now. Why? Because one of the world’s most glittering sporting spectacles is set to unfold this summer, in spectacular style, amid the landmarks of Paris. Think […]

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Raise A Glass: Where to Find Bali's Best Bars
May 15, 2024

From buzzing beach clubs and hidden salons to the infamous Rock Bar, Bali has some of the best bars around.  You booked flights, you made your way to finally arrive on the Island of the Gods for a little downtime – why not grab a drink? This capital of fun has watering holes to suit […]

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Coast Modern: The Perfect Food-Lover’s Weekend on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula
May 14, 2024

Just over an hours' drive out of Melbourne, the Bellarine region, with Victoria’s second-city of Geelong at its heart, has long been popular with Melburnians fond of sand dunes and salty air, not to mention fish and chips. But, in the past few years, a new wave of Bellarine fine diners has been attracting a […]

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Business Class Perks with an Economy Price Tag on AirAsia
May 14, 2024

AirAsia's Premium Flatbed offers excellent value at a time when airfares can be the most prohibitive part of an international holiday and, with lounges back open recently, flying Premium Flatbed is business class treatment at a much lower price point. The seat and route Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Melbourne (MEL). Seat 2G on a widebody […]

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A aerial view of the picturesque Trunk Bay in the US Virgin Islands, which ranked first in the 2024 list of The World's 50 Best Beaches - Luxury Escapes
The 50 Best Beaches in the World for 2024 Revealed  
May 14, 2024

From Western Australia’s Turquoise Bay to the iceberg covered Diamond Beach in Iceland, these costal stretches rank as the most impressive on the planet.   The annual World’s 50 Best Beach list for 2024 has been released, with over 1,000 travel journalists, influencers and professionals ranking bays, coves, inlets and beaches across the likes of […]

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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins Brings the Razzle Dazzle with Official Chicago Partnership
May 13, 2024

As part of its official tie-in with the Melbourne musical, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins has transformed its bar with killer cocktails themed around the play’s main characters. Blockbuster Broadway musical Chicago is back on stage in Melbourne starring Zoe Ventoura as Velma Kelly and Lucy Maunder as Roxie Hart – the fame hungry murderesses at […]

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European Sophistication in South Yarra at The Lyall
May 13, 2024

Tucked down a tree-lined side street off busy Toorak Road, The Lyall is the little hotel that could, a boutique space but with the service and sophistication in the tradition of a grand hotel. The rooms tout Parisienne balconies, French bubbles and the hotel itself appears to be channelling a local Saint-Germain stay, right down […]

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New MSC World America Megaship Aims to Break Ground
May 13, 2024

MSC Cruises' new flagship cruise liner, MSC World America, is set to redefine the cruising experience, debuting in 2025 with seven innovative 'districts'. MSC Cruises has announced the debut of its new 22-deck megaship, MSC World America, promising a groundbreaking cruise experience. Scheduled to embark on its inaugural sailing in April 2025 from Miami, USA, […]

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An aerial shot of Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa's floating villas and the blue coastline, one of the best resorts to travel solo in the Maldives - Luxury Escapes
Me, Myself and Isle: Why Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is Great for Solo Travellers Too
May 10, 2024

Rebecca Ellwood always dreamed of travelling to the Maldives, she just never thought she’d do it solo. But at Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa she discovered that, for a relaxing, enriching and bucket-list ticking island getaway, it doesn’t always take two. It’s a bold move to travel to the most romantic resort in the honeymoon […]

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Park Guell in Barcelona, a Spanish city that makes a great family-friendly holiday destination - Luxury Escapes
A Guide to Family-Friendly Spanish Holidays
May 10, 2024

From kid-friendly beach resorts to activity-packed adventure holidays, here is why Spain is your next family destination. Whether you prefer being in the city, close to the beach or in nature with your nearest and dearest, Spain has it all along with family-focused facilities and attractions to make your holiday one to remember. From the […]

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Buckle Up With 5 Road Trips From the Gold Coast
May 9, 2024

Pack the car – it's time to hit the open road! The Gold Coast is perfectly positioned for road trips up and down the Australian East Coast, with an unbeaten mix of white-sand beaches, tropical landscapes and foodie favourites. From day trips to the Hinterland and Granite Belt to week-long odysseys to Cairns, each journey […]

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5.8 Undersea Restaurant in The Maldives, one of the best hotel restaurants - Luxury Escapes
Chef's Kiss: The World's Best Hotel Restaurants
May 9, 2024

From Michelin-starred dining in Singapore to Maldivian cuisine on desert island treetops, this is our pick of the world’s best hotel restaurants.  Spectacular celebrity chef-designed tasting menus, one-of-a-kind backdrops and a commitment to plating the extraordinary set these restaurants apart. This is your invitation to experience the finer things in life, from ten courses of […]

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The Northern Lights in Finland make this tour worthy of any bucket list - Luxury Escapes
5 Europe Tours with Bucket-List Itineraries to Book Now
May 8, 2024

It’s time to take out the bucket list – Europe is calling with a collection of awe-inspiring tours that include some of the world’s most iconic destinations and experiences. From chasing the Northern Lights across Finland and Norway, to chasing the sunshine towards the Sahara Desert through Spain, Portugal and Morocco, these tours include curated […]

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An aerial view of five-star glamping retreat Longitude 131°, a truly secluded stay in Australia's Red Centre - Luxury Escapes
Unplug, Unwind: Australia's Top Off-Grid & Secluded Stays
May 8, 2024

From remote island glamping to bucket-list Red Centre retreats, these are Australia’s top off-grid and secluded stays. With thousands of kilometres of rugged coastline, rusty red desert and ancient rainforest, Australia has no shortage of breathtaking natural landscapes. Making the most of these spectacular settings are a selection of luxurious off-grid and secluded stays allowing […]

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The Best Adults-Only & Child-Free Resorts in Thailand
May 7, 2024

Whether you're after romance or rejuvenation, Thailand’s top adult-only resorts deliver. When the urge to unwind and indulge arises, you can't beat Thailand, with its pristine white-sand beaches that stretch along the shores of the Andaman Sea. And while Thailand has excellent family-friendly accommodation offerings, it doesn't skimp on its share of luxe adults-only and […]

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An overwater villa at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives, home to some of the most luxurious overwater villas in the world - Luxury Escapes
The World's Most Opulent Overwater Villas
May 7, 2024

When it comes to one-of-a-kind luxury, there’s nothing better than the opulence of an overwater villa. Escape to these patches of paradise, where lapping waves whisper from crystal-clear lagoons straight into your bedroom, jaw-dropping sunsets are a nightly occurrence and time seems to stand still. Disconnect from the world to reconnect with your loved ones […]

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Sky-High Hotel Value at EQ Makes the Perfect Kuala Lumpur City Break
May 7, 2024

When the Equatorial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur was demolished in 2012, the Malaysian capital lost a beloved institution first opened in 1973 but, phoenix-like, the soaring 52-storey new Equatorial Plaza has risen in its place (EQ takes up the uppermost floors), a modern classic with one of the best rooftop bars in the city. What’s […]

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10 of the Best Bars in Singapore for 2024
May 3, 2024

When it comes to bars, the magnificent metropolis of Singapore has it all: hidden speakeasies, decadent drinking dens and buzzing rooftop escapes where unbeatable city views come standard. From the swanky to the secret, you’ll never go thirsty in this glam city, where cocktails are curated, beers are crafted and spirits are swilled and sipped. […]

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Deliciousness Down Under: 20 of Sydney’s Best Restaurants   
May 3, 2024

From fine dining high above the Opera House to laidback clifftop bites in Whale Beach, as a dining destination, Sydney easily competes with the world’s best.  Sydney's renaissance as an Australian food capital is well and truly in swing, with talented chefs flocking from across the world to make their mark. Innovation, reimagination and a […]

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An aerial shot of the Sydney Habour, one of the top things to do in Sydney - Luxury Escapes
Circular Quay to The Rocks: 48 Hours in Sydney   
May 2, 2024

See the city through the eyes of a tourist with this staycation how-to.   From the city to the surf, Sydney’s got it all. Arguably Australia’s most beautiful city, the CBD is abundant with rich experiences for everyone from history buffs and creative types to foodies and music lovers.   Climb the iconic bridge, sail through the […]

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The Melbourne skyline at sunset, with a boat in the Yarra Valley - Luxury Escapes
Gimlet & Glamour: 48 Hours in Melbourne  
May 2, 2024

Want to play visitor in your hometown for the weekend? Our guide to the city will have you stepping between A+ coffee shops, cosy wine bars, and bustling markets in no time.   Australia’s capital for all things creativity, cuisine, and culture – Melbourne’s famous city grid offers so much enticement that it’s hard to know […]

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FINNS Bali, one of the top things to do in Canggu, Bali - Luxury Escapes
The Top Things to Do in Bali
May 2, 2024

From tranquil temple tours in the east and energetic beach clubs in Seminyak, to cooking classes in Nusa Dua – here are the top experiences to add to your Bali itinerary.  While there are bountiful beaches and five-star resorts to choose from in Bali, delve deeper into the island’s offerings and you’ll uncover spiritual moments, […]

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An aerial view of the swimming pool at InterContinental Hayman Island - Luxury Escapes
Why Hayman Island Needs to Be on Every Aussie Bucket List
May 1, 2024

Australia’s most iconic private island resort delivers everything (and more) when it comes to the epitome of paradise: beachfront pools overlooking the Great Barrier Reef, immersive island experiences and standout drinks and dining. You’ll find the renowned InterContinental Hayman Island Resort located at the furthest northern tip of the Whitsundays. This acclaimed destination (with a […]

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A boat in Krabi, Thailand, one of the top things to do in Thailand - Luxury Escapes
The Top Things to Do in Thailand 
April 30, 2024

Whether it’s a culinary adventure through neon-lit night markets in Bangkok or epic underwater experiences off Phuket, design your own Thailand adventure.  From brilliant beaches to big buddhas and sizzling street cuisine, Thailand is a powerhouse of colours, adventures, flavours and sounds. The ‘Land of Smiles’ has once-in-a-lifetime experiences in store for every type of […]

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Flying High: Air Asia Merger Signals the Fightback of Low-Cost Air Travel
April 29, 2024

The merging of Air Asia and Air Asia X is being touted as the “the beginning of a new era” for low-cost air travel, at a time when consumers need it most. At a lively press conference in Kuala Lumpur last week, including a couple of dance numbers by Air Asia staff, CEO of Capital […]

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Royal Caribbean and The Bahamas have officially broke ground on a new private beach club in Nassau, set to open in 2025 - Luxury Escapes
The Bahamas and Royal Caribbean Cruises Unite to Create Beach Club  
April 26, 2024

The club is expected to blend the allure of The Bahamas with distinctive Royal Caribbean experience, service and design.  Royal Caribbean cruise line and The Bahamas have joined forces to introduce a 17-acre private beach club in the nation's capital, granting Royal Caribbean passengers' access to three pools, swim-up bars, private cabanas and restaurants on […]

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Spice Up Your Life: 23 of Thailand’s Best Restaurants  
April 26, 2024

From the banks of Chao Phraya, the River of Kings, to Koh Samui’s balmy waters, Thailand has no shortage of world-class eats.   There’s endless innovation and elevation in Thailand, with traditional flavours – spicy, salty, sour and sweet – being remixed in kitchens from frenetic Bangkok to jungled Chiang Mai. While Thailand’s culinary masters […]

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1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in Hawaii took home the illustrious first place title in Travel + Leisure's Best New U.S. Resorts category - Luxury Escapes
Travel + Leisure Names 100 Best New Hotels
April 26, 2024

The debut of these game-changing hotels has redefined luxury, innovation and the very essence of the travel experience.  A family-run chateau in Paris, an all-inclusive wellness property in the Dominican Republic and a newly renovated Hong Kong staple are among the world’s 100 best new and reopened hotels, according to the latest annual guide by […]

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The Best Mother’s Day Experiences in Australia for 2024 
April 23, 2024

From elegant high tea to a rejuvenating spa day, mark this Mother’s Day with a little touch of luxury.  Who doesn’t love receiving gifts? Tearing open Christmas wrapping paper, biting into an Easter egg or breathing in a fragrant bouquet of Valentine’s flowers is sure to bring joy year-round. But planning the perfect present for […]

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The rock bar at AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali, one of Bali's best beachfront resorts - Luxury Escapes
Shores of Splendour: The Best Beachfront Resorts in Bali 
April 23, 2024

If your next holiday looks like pearly-white sands, clifftop cocktails and seaside sunsets, nowhere does beachfront bliss quite like Bali. Bali exemplifies the definition of 'tropical paradise' with its cache of beachfront retreats, resorts and hotels offering a stay fit for every kind of traveller. While the island boasts many resorts scattered along its beaches, […]

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Enjoy plenty of space and views of the Indian Ocean in the One-Bedroom Villa Ocean View at Mulia Villas - Luxury Escapes
Take a Dip: Bali Villas & Suites with Private Pools
April 22, 2024

Plunge pools under swaying trees, infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean and lap pools with plenty of space to unwind – you’ll find them all, and more, at these Balinese villas and suites. From those fit for celebrities in Nusa Dua to jungle-enveloped decadence in Ubud, there’s no shortage of private pool villas and suites […]

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A newly unveiled luxury riverboat by Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group promises to ferry guests into the heart of Peru's secluded marvels - Luxury Escapes
Abercrombie & Kent Announces Peruvian Riverboat for 2025 
April 22, 2024

A new dawn in luxury Amazonian exploration begins with Abercrombie & Kent's Peruvian riverboat. A newly unveiled luxury riverboat by Abercrombie & Kent Travel Group promises to ferry guests into the heart of Peru's secluded marvels, with the vessel marking the company's debut in South America's river cruising realm.  The riverboat features ten double cabins […]

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Top 5-Star & Ultra Lux Escapes in Spain
April 22, 2024

Beyond Spain’s tried-and-tested beach resorts, uncover one-of-a-kind heritage gems and uber-chic beach clubs, from city to coast.  The lure of Spanish sunshine keeps coastal resorts buzzing all summer long. But with its centuries of rich history, rolling Mediterranean countryside and post-Ibiza-nights wellness scene, it’s worth venturing beyond to uncover stays that are truly one-of-a-kind – […]

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Melbourne Airport Reigns Supreme in Global Airport Rankings for Australia and the Pacific
April 22, 2024

Travellers from around the world have acknowledged Melbourne Airport's excellence in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. Melbourne Airport has been named the best airport in Australia and the Pacific for the second year running at the Skytrax 2024 World Airport Awards. For the fourth time in five years, the Victorian hub has […]

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An aerial view of the pool and surrounding heritage and new buildings at InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula - Luxury Escapes
Say Hello to Sorrento’s Polished Crown Jewel: InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula 
April 19, 2024

For Gatsby-era glamour on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this recently refreshed coastal retreat pulls no punches. Writer Ruby Staley checks in to InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula to join in on the pinnacle of parties and find out what all the flap is about.   A Mornington Peninsula icon since 1875, InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula brings a luxury […]

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16 of the Best Luxury Resorts for Families
April 19, 2024

Family-friendly and luxury aren’t mutually exclusive – some of the best resorts in the world cater for big and little kids alike, with plenty to entertain and engage tots, teens and travelling parents. Little visitors are looked after with activity-filled kids’ clubs, splash zones and skate parks, while adults can take a load off thanks […]

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The chance to see lions is one of the best parts of an African safari in one of the continent's best national parks or game reserves - Luxury Escapes
These Are Africa’s Best National Parks & Game Reserves
April 19, 2024

From sprawling Kruger National Park to thundering Victoria Falls, Africa’s national parks are a wonderland of abundant flora and fauna. There’s nothing quite like the wild thrill of an African safari. Swaying savanna grasses and dense bamboo forests provide adventure-seekers with plentiful opportunities for wildlife-spotting, including the Big Five safari animals – the lion, leopard, […]

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The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart invites heritage glamour and contemporary convenience to Tasmania's capital - Luxury Escapes
A Tale of Three Eras at Hobart's The Tasman
April 19, 2024

From 1840s sandstone to glass-walled modern splendour, The Tasman is a celebration of classic luxury in true Tasmanian style. Writer Sara Rudling stays at this award-winning Luxury Collection hotel. The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart invites a unique blend of heritage glamour and contemporary convenience to the capital of the Apple Isle. Since opening […]

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Introducing Ultra Lux: These are the Most Luxurious Hotels in the World
April 19, 2024

Out-of-this-world architecture, six-star service, vintage champagnes and Michelin-star-worthy cuisine: at the world’s finest hotels, the sky’s the limit. If you’re after the crème de la crème, look no further than the Ultra Lux collection – a curated selection of the most exquisite hotels and resorts in the world, where the luxury is second-to-none, the service […]

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Ultra Lux A to Z: The World's Most Luxurious Hotel Brands 
April 18, 2024

From the legendary A-list havens of Waldorf Astoria to the modern luxe of Nobu lifestyle hotels, uncover the unique signatures of the world's finest hotel brands. No two travellers are the same – which is something the world’s best hotel brands are here to celebrate. While some emphasise wellness, others highlight epicurean adventures or remarkable, […]

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The newly opened One Za'abeel hotel in Dubai offers guests cutting-edge fitness, mental health, nutrition and sleep therapies - Luxury Escapes
SIRO One Za'abeel Opens as Dubai's First Fitness Hotel
April 17, 2024

3D body scans, oxygen therapy and a dedicated onsite nutritionist await those checking into the latest hotel by Kerzner Group, the company behind the iconic Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. The latest development by hotelier Kerzner Group has blurred the lines of wellness and luxury hospitality, with the […]

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Panorama of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, with Magnetic Island in the background, seen from Castle Hill viewpoint - Luxury Escapes
How to Spend a Luxurious Weekend in Townsville 
April 16, 2024

The recent introduction of the first five-star hotel has turned heads toward this picturesque town in Queensland, Australia. Welcome to Townsville, where luxury meets sun-drenched paradise.  Townsville, towns-ville, – a place so nice they named it twice – officially holds its own among its better-known neighbours, with Port Douglas and Cairns to the north; the Great […]

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Phuket, Thailand.
Where, What & When: An Insider Guide to Phuket
April 16, 2024

Centuries ago, people flocked to Phuket to secure their wealth in tin. Now, Thailand’s largestisland attracts travellers to its mountainous jungles, stunning seafronts, and vivid Sino-Portuguese buildings in search of thrilling adventure and good times. Considered the jewel of the Andaman Sea, visitors can dive the mineral-infused waters of Phang Nga Bay and Phi Phi […]

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Down Under Delights as AFAR Unveils 2024's Best New Hotels 
April 15, 2024

Australia’s Capella Sydney and Southern Ocean Lodge have impressed AFAR's travel experts, recognised in the 31 Best New Hotels of 2024 list. Two Australian stays have been named in the 'Best New Hotels of 2024' by AFAR. 31 properties were listed in this year’s selection, as chosen by a panel of AFAR travel editors, writers and […]

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A child interacting with the Beings by Universal Everything exhibit at Melbourne's AMCI, one of the best kid-friendly things to do in Melbourne - Luxury Escapes
9 of the Best Things to Do with Kids in Melbourne 
April 11, 2024

From controlled chaos in a Docklands science lab to interactive art displays across the city's exquisite galleries and museums – these are the nine best kid-friendly experiences in Melbourne. Melburnians are truly spoilt when it comes to kid-friendly activities. From timeless classics, like visiting enchanting marine creatures at SEALIFE Melbourne Aquarium, to cutting-edge attractions – […]

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From Sydney with Love: 5 Reasons to Love The Langham, Sydney
April 11, 2024

More than just a name, the award-winning The Langham, Sydney features a spangled underground pool, an imaginative bar and much more. Down a quiet laneway under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge lies one of Australia’s most revered hotels (as chosen by the Condé Nast Traveler for four consecutive years), The Langham, Sydney. While epitomising the […]

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The pool at Tadrai Island Resort, one of the best adults-only hotels in Fiji - Luxury Escapes
The Best Adults-Only & Child-Free Resorts in Fiji
April 11, 2024

Fiji may be famed for its family-friendly resorts, but hidden among its islands are adults-only tropical paradises that deliver romance on a silver platter. Soak up secluded serenity at these luxury child-free havens, where white-sand beaches, crystal-clear water and world-class spas await, perfect for lazy days with your dearly beloved. Whether you’re basking in newlywed […]

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Why Fiji Should Be Your Happy Place
April 11, 2024

Travellers love Fiji for its genuine hospitality, family friendliness and natural beauty. This island paradise can be an adults-only luxury retreat or a multi-generational get together, a sustainable stay or an island hopping adventure, say Bula to doing Fiji your way. The 333 islands that make up Fiji are beloved by travellers for their incredible […]

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6 of the Best Reasons to Visit Canada During Autumn and Winter
April 10, 2024

Some of the best times to visit Canada are when the snow is covering the natural landscape and the maple leaves are turning the deep reds that they appear on the national flag. Jennifer Ennion highlights the best things to do in autumn and winter in Canada. Craggy mountain peaks and a sweeping valley greet […]

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Hannah Waddingham Announced as Princess Cruises’ Godmother for Sun Princess
April 10, 2024

The maritime tradition of christening a boat is set to receive a star-studded update, with award-winning actress and performer, Hannah Waddingham serving as the official Godmother of Princess Cruises’ newest ‘Love Boat’, Sun Princess. Best known for her Emmy-winning turn as Rebecca Walton in Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham joins a long list of esteemed Godmothers, […]

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The Langham Melbourne boasts an unbeatable location in the heart of Southbank - Luxury Escapes
A Sky-High Club Lounge & 4 Other Things to Expect at The Langham, Melbourne 
April 10, 2024

Think legendary high tea, a transformational day spa and a famous chocolate fountain overlooking the glittering city lights.   There are few finer places to soak up the culture, cocktails and cuisine of Melbourne’s cosmopolitan Southbank than The Langham, Melbourne. Don’t just take our word for it: it was named one of the top 10 […]

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Signature Series Insider: Miguel Maestre on Our New Red Centre Tour
April 10, 2024

The Northern Territory is the perfect place for visitors to learn more about Australia’s unique Indigenous culture. Celebrity chef, Miguel Maestre, finds a feast for the senses in the NT.   Whether it's being awe-struck by the colours of an Uluṟu sunrise, seeing a modern interpretation of Dreamtime stories using high-tech drones, or getting a taste […]

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A view of the White House and the National Mall reflecting on the water's surface, one of the best spots to visit in Washington, DC - Luxury Escapes
There's Only One Washington, DC: The Best Things to See in the US Capital
April 9, 2024

Being the cradle of American democracy is just one feather in the cap of Washington, DC. The city has myriad museums, must-visit neighbourhoods and even the National Cherry Blossom Festival. There are thousands of things to see and do but only one Washington, DC. Washington, DC is the history capital, the culture capital and the […]

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Unmissable Things to See, Eat and Do at Vivid Sydney 2024 
April 8, 2024

Vivid Sydney is set to illuminate 2024, transforming Sydney with boundary-pushing art, music, food and talks. Here’s what you need to know about this year’s event.  Get ready to immerse yourself in a dazzling spectacle of light and colour at the upcoming Vivid Sydney 2024, happening from 24 May to 15 June. As the city transforms […]

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Which Cruise Line is the Best for You?
April 5, 2024

From lavish adults-only luxury to Disney-themed voyages, the perfect cruise line for your next high seas adventure awaits.  Interested in cruising but don't know where to start? From family-friendly fleets boasting nightly firework shows and water parks, to luxury liners featuring Michelin chef-curated menus and free-flow champagne, it's true that there's a cruise line for […]

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6 Ways The Langham Gold Coast Isn't Your Typical Queensland Escape 
April 5, 2024

Forget what you know about standard Queensland stays; this five-star escape is anything but. The Langham is a hotel brand that needs (almost) no introduction; it is synonymous with elegance and a favourite with discerning travellers wanting to elevate their stay, no matter the destination. The Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences is one of […]

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Doha, featuring a member of Qatar Airways cabin crew, which recently welcomed Sana 2.0 as the world's first AI flight attendant - Luxury Escapes
Qatar Airways Unveils World-First AI Flight Attendant
April 4, 2024

Qatar Airways demonstrates the future of virtual flight assistance with conversational AI Sama 2.0 Revealed at the recent ITB Berlin 2024 tourism trade fair, the English-speaking Sama 2.0 is purported to be the world’s first digital cabin crew powered by artificial intelligence. Accessible through the Qatar Airways app, as well as QVerse – the airline’s […]

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5 Things We Love About Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
April 4, 2024

Rockstar luxury, signature experiences, and endless entertainment options for the whole family – here are five things that will leave you amped up for a stay at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Nestled within the enchanting Maldives, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives sits centre stage as an all-inclusive beachfront sanctuary where entertainment, luxury, and the essence of […]

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How to Pick the Right Cruise for You
April 4, 2024

Forget what you know about cruising – 2024 is the year to discover something new about travelling by ship. From intimate expeditions along scenic rivers, to larger adventures across multiple countries with the whole family, there truly is a cruise for every type of traveller. Cruising takes the stress out of an escape – with […]

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A Culinary Guide to India's Golden Triangle
April 4, 2024

From buttery, tandoor-grilled goodness to saffron-scented perfection, discover food at its culinary best in India’s Golden Triangle.  Teeming with history and brimming with culinary gems, trace your way along India’s Golden Triangle - the city triad of New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - to discover a gastronomic heaven. Here, the shops sell sizzling melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, […]

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Crystalbrook Collection Sets Its Sights on Canberra
April 4, 2024

A groundbreaking addition to Australia's capital city, the esteemed Crystalbrook Collection is set to open its Canberra hotel in 2027.   Slated for a 2027 opening, this Crystalbrook luxury hotel marks a significant milestone in the brand's expansion, bringing its sustainable ethos to the heart of Australia’s political hub. Located on Bunda Street, opposite to […]

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The Best 5-Star Hotels in Australia
March 28, 2024

From contemporary city escapes to remarkable regional lodgings, there’s plenty to love about the best 5-star hotels in Australia. Tick off bucket-list items and local wonders while dining and drinking your way through some of the country’s favourite destinations in ultimate luxury.   Take a swing on a championship golf course after a day on the Great Ocean Road or go from outback to […]

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Dive Into Fun: Thailand’s Best Resorts with Waterparks
March 27, 2024

Lazy rivers, a pirate ship and sky-high, twisting chutes – here are Thailand’s best resorts with waterparks and slides that are worth splashing out for.  Sugar-white sands, crystal clear waters and lush jungles make Thailand one of the dreamiest places for a luxurious island getaway with the family. But after days seeking adventure afield, there’s […]

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7 Things to Love About Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa 
March 27, 2024

Dining fit for all, four dazzling pools and a daily roster of immersive activities – this Nusa Dua resort is made for your next Bali escape. With an award-winning fine diner onsite, a deeply restorative spa and 200 metres of pristine beachfront to sink your toes into – it’s no wonder why Nusa Dua Beach […]

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Open Water: Find Your Fins by Swimming with Sharks in Hawaii
March 26, 2024

Swimming cage-free with tiger sharks off the coast of Oahu, Katie Dundas overcomes her Jaws fears and finds a new-found appreciation for one of the ocean’s most misunderstood residents. I ease into the sea with intent, rather than a sudden jump, so as not to agitate the water’s inhabitants. That was the advice from my […]

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Dine & Dash: Tour Around Ho Chi Minh's Culinary Scene on a Motorbike
March 26, 2024

On a motorbike street food tour in the Vietnamese capital, Nate Robinson joins the river of bike commuters that flow along Saigon’s streets in search of spicy seafood, killer crepes and sky-high cocktails. It’s been less than a day in Ho Chi Minh City, and I’m about to break my mother’s golden rule: don’t hop […]

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Isle Be Back: Why the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa is the Ultimate All-Inclusive Overwater Destination
March 26, 2024

The tiny island of Maamutaa in the Indian Ocean offers all-inclusive luxury that cares about its guests just as much as it cares about the planet. Kate Webster escapes to the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa’s eco-luxe oasis. The Maldives can be a euphoric travel destination of white-sand wishes and blue lagoon dreams, but it is very […]

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The Best Five-Star Hotels in Singapore
March 25, 2024

The small city state of Singapore offers something for everyone, from beachy bliss, wellness escapes, retail therapy and foodie adventures. Singapore is small but mighty! Known for its incredible shopping and bursting with some of the best hawker cuisine in the world, it’s also home to some pretty spectacular five-star hotels. And whether you’re looking […]

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8 Things You Didn't Know About Holland America Line Cruises 
March 22, 2024

With more than 150 years at sea, Holland America is a maritime titan – and its unique culinary programs, award-winning itineraries and Dutch heritage are just a drop in the ocean.  As the world’s second oldest cruise line, there are plenty of stories behind the name Holland America. From its humble beginnings as a passenger […]

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This One-of-a-Kind Bali Estate is Actually Four Different Escapes
March 22, 2024

Go big or go home – that’s the unofficial motto of AYANA Bali, the world-class destination resort perched on 90 hectares of clifftop above Jimbaran Bay. AYANA Estate Bali is home to not one, but four luxury properties: RIMBA by AYANA Bali, AYANA Segara Bali, AYANA Villas Bali and AYANA Resort Bali, each offering its […]

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The Reef House Palm Cove is Named Australia's Best Luxury Hotel
March 21, 2024

The Queensland hotel and spa struck gold at the Australian Tourism Awards. It's official: The Reef House Palm Cove offers the finest luxury accommodation in Australia. The coveted Australian Tourism Awards, which took place in Darwin on 15 March, saw the Queensland property awarded gold in the Five Star Luxury Accommodation category. On the coastline […]

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5 Reasons to See Japan on a Tour
March 20, 2024

Shrines, skyscrapers, Shinkansen and sake – do it all worry-free with the help of a curated itinerary. Beckoning the international traveller with its blend of ancient tradition and modernity, Japan has claimed gold as the 'Best Country in the World' according to the Conde Nast Traveller’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards. From foodie trails through Osaka […]

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7 Unique Things to Do in Koh Samui 
March 20, 2024

For that clean and serene Thai island escape that’s not too far off the beaten path, just look to Koh Samui. As Thailand's third-largest island, Koh Samui is less touristy and a bit more serene than it’s westerly relative, Phuket, and northern Koh Chang – beloved among Bangkok locals. So if you're looking for a quiet […]

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What You Need to Know About Turkish Airlines
March 20, 2024

On the back of the inaugural flight on the airline’s new Melbourne to Istanbul route, here’s everything you need to know about flying with Turkish Airlines.  In March, Turkish Airlines launched its direct route from Melbourne to Istanbul. But how much do you know about this multi-award-winning airline? Scroll down for all the details, from […]

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The Best Places to Visit in Thailand: A First-Timer's Guide 
March 20, 2024

From brilliant beaches to Big Buddhas and everything beyond, if you’ve been dreaming of visiting Thailand for the first time, here is everything you need to know.  Warm golden sands, spectacular skylines and sizzling street food: whatever you’re into, Thailand’s more than got you covered. The Land of Smiles has once-in-a-lifetime experiences in store for […]

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Thailand's Best Breakfast Buffets & Brunches 
March 19, 2024

From towers of Tiki-inspired flavours in Bangkok to live jazz and lobster in Phuket, skipping breakfast would be unthinkable at these outstanding Thai restaurants. While breakfast is often hailed as the most important meal of the day, Thailand’s buffets and brunches aim to elevate it into the highlight of your holiday. Whether indulging in sumptuous […]

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Signature Series Insider: Matt Preston & Gary Mehigan on Our New India Foodie Tour
March 19, 2024

Discover the extraordinary flavours of India with former MasterChef Australia judges Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston, co-creators of Luxury Escapes' second Signature Series foodie tour. If you’re into food, there’s no place in the world like India. It’s a perennial favourite of Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan, and after a decade on Channel 10’s MasterChef […]

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Greek Island Luxury: 5 Santorini Stays That Take Lux to a New Level 
March 19, 2024

Cycladic splendour, volcanic seascapes and ancient beauty as far as the eye can see: your summer romance with Santorini starts now.  Sky-splitting sunsets and Grecian architecture draw loved-up couples from around the globe to this famous isle, but it’s the utter luxuriousness of Santorini's resorts that keep people coming back year after year. The sheer […]

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The Land of Smiles: 7 Experiences You Can Only Have in Thailand 
March 18, 2024

There’s nothing like a trip you’ll be talking about for weeks, and Thailand's unique experiences speak for themselves.  Signature sandy stretches, bustling cityscapes and cultural richness – within just a 10-hour flight from Sydney, you can arrive in the land that has it all, Thailand. A treasure trove of unique experiences, there isn’t just one […]

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Our Guide to the Best Restaurants at Sea
March 17, 2024

Culinary curious but love a cruise? You don’t need to compromise with these restaurants, all found on five-star cruises. Taking to the open seas doesn’t mean compromising on great food. On top of the spacious rooms, one-of-a-kind entertainment, faultless facilities and jaw-dropping locations, luxury cruises are also home to a collection of must-try culinary experiences. […]

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Ardo Brings Luxury Accommodation to Townsville  
March 17, 2024

Everything, and we mean everything, about Ardo is new and luxurious. Writer Madeleine Keck checks in to uncover this Townsville newcomer's gems. Ardo has become the first five-star accommodation to grace the sun-drenched coast of Townsville, helping elevate the laidback town to a tourism destination capable of rivalling Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Opening in […]

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Palm Cove to Hobart: Here’s Where to Spend Any Long Weekend  
March 14, 2024

From R&R in a regional town to sparkling sky-high glamour in the city centre, here’s where to go when you have an extra day or two off work.   Whether you’re up for a quick interstate flight or down for a regional road trip, there’s a short trip sure to tick all the boxes in each […]

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Banh Apetit! 8 Foodie Experiences to Try in Vietnam 
March 14, 2024

With an incredible array of French-inspired Asian fusion dining – from high-brow to low-brow – no place does food like Vietnam.  Of all the zesty and aromatic Southeast Asian cuisines, Vietnamese tops many foodies’ lists – and for good reason. Unique philosophies, like Taoist balancing of flavours across the five elements and culinary traditions inherited […]

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Chin Chin! A Guide to the World's Best Wine Regions 
March 14, 2024

No matter if you're a would-be cabernet connoisseur or a budding expert of Barolo, discover where to experience the world's best wine regions here. The best way to learn about wine is drinking it, and nowhere is better to drink than the world’s best wine regions. However, these perfect pockets offer more than just a […]

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Luxurious Bucket List Experiences for Foodies 
March 14, 2024

From elegant afternoon teas to Michelin-starred meals and dining in a rainforest canopy, these luxurious experiences deserve a spot on every foodie’s bucket list.  Forget the ordinary – these luxurious foodie adventures are straight out of your dreams. Imagine touching down amid Napa Valley vines via helicopter or witnessing culinary prowess up close at a […]

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The World's Best Street Food Destinations 
March 13, 2024

From the steamy night markets of Southeast Asia to the neon-lit streets of Japan and South Korea, here are the world’s best street food destinations.  Imagine a symphony of sizzling meats, fragrant soups and clouds of steam rising from woks – all orchestrated by street vendors, working their magic from behind single cooktops. Perched on […]

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7 Reasons a Food Tour is The Best (and Most Delicious) Way to Travel 
March 13, 2024

Discover the world's greatest flavours from the spiced and fragrant to the rich and hearty on a food tour. One key part of exploring any new country is through their culinary traditions. From pintxos and Basque cider in the bars of San Sebastian, to streetside noodles in Hanoi, there’s so much to learn about how […]

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Scoot Takes Flight to Koh Samui and Sibu in May 2024
March 12, 2024

Scoot is soaring to new heights in Thailand and Malaysia, with its latest flights providing unparalleled access to the region's renowned golden shores and rich cultural experiences. Singaporean low-cost airline Scoot is poised for growth in Southeast Asia, unveiling plans for additional direct flights from Singapore to popular destinations in Malaysia and Thailand. The airline […]

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Say Aloha to 8 of the Best 5-Star Resorts in Hawaii 
March 7, 2024

From ‘ohana’ friendly trips in Maui to transformative wellness journeys in Lanai, here are Hawaii’s best five-star resorts. There’s no shortage of exceptional resorts dotted across the Hawaiian Islands, each offering their own version of beachfront massages, fine dining and dazzling infinity pools. But that warm aloha feeling comes from more than a long list […]

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Time Out Announces the 19 Cities with the Best Public Transport
March 7, 2024

Maximise every moment of your holiday with the efficiency of Chicago's trains, the convenience of Singapore's buses and the seamless connectivity of New York's subway. Time Out has polled 20,000 residents in 50 cities to determine the world's top public transit systems, with East Asian and European cities solely occupying the prestigious top 10 spots. […]

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This is the Perfect Margaret River Weekend Itinerary
March 6, 2024

Planning a weekend in Margaret River? This is the ultimate itinerary for lovers of good wine, good food and good times.  Sunshine, natural beauty, world-class wines, gourmet dining and dreamy beaches on the doorstep – what more could you ask for from a weekend escape? A scenic three-hour drive from Perth, Margaret River is the […]

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The Best Beachfront Resorts in Queensland 
March 5, 2024

Everyone deserves a beachfront escape in sunny Queensland. From private estates to private islands, this is the round up of the best beachfront resorts.   Queensland is known as a coastal oasis, home to some of the best beaches in the world and a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Great Barrier Reef and […]

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Condé Nast Traveller Names Australia's Palm Cove the Best Beach in the World for 2024
March 5, 2024

Flourishing wildlife, stunning natural landscapes and a charming cobble-paved esplanade have earned Queensland's Palm Cove the prestigious title of the world's best beach, according to Condé Nast Traveller. Queensland's Palm Cove has been honoured as the best beach in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, with the magazine highlighting the region's charming palm trees, stunning […]

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The Best Honeymoon Resorts in Phuket 
March 1, 2024

From pillowy-soft sands and coral-fringed bays to secluded jungle hideouts and glittering spas, rustle up the romance at some of Phuket’s best honeymoon resorts.  Few things are better than a laidback, sun-soaked and ultra-luxurious honeymoon. With its plethora of plush resorts and villas cocooned by sapphire seascapes and breezy palm-lined stretches of sand, Thailand’s largest […]

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