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Scenic coastal roads and white-sand beaches, tropical islands, thriving cities, desert dunes and rushing waterfalls – there is nowhere as diversely beautiful as Australia.

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Indulge in beach bliss at Barceló Coconut Island, one of the best five-star resorts in Phuket – Luxury Escapes
The Best Five-Star Resorts in Phuket
July 23, 2024

Phuket’s full of great family stays, romantic destinations and beachfront havens – find the five-star stay for you.  Among endless stretches of pristine beach, ancient architecture and a thriving Old Town, Thailand’s largest island is also home to a vast number of five-star resorts.  Whether you’re sailing out to a neighbouring island or getting comfortable on […]

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Port Douglas beachfront, one of the top things to do in this guide to Port Douglas - Luxury Escapes
Everything You Need to Know About Port Douglas
July 23, 2024

What to do, where to stay and most importantly, where to eat in this perennially popular TNQ town. If there’s one destination that epitomises everything Australia does best, it’s Port Douglas. There are countless natural wonders (the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest), cracking food and coffee (hello, Macrossan Street) and year-round temperate weather and […]

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The Glacier Express traverses a UNESCO World Heritage trail between St Moritz and Zermatt and is one of Europe's most beautiful train journeys - Luxury Escapes
On the Right Track: The 7 Most Scenic Train Journeys in Europe  
July 17, 2024

Discover Europe’s best by train – it will be a journey unlike any other.   Europe was meant to be seen by train. What other mode of transportation is as versatile, trustworthy and exquisite? There’s no better way to discover Europe’s breathtaking landscapes: bluster along dramatic clifftops, serene lakesides and jagged mountains to reach Europe’s […]

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It’s normally said that the best time to visit Kakadu is during the calm dry season, but fortune favours those bold enough to visit in January - Luxury Escapes
Where To Holiday in Australia, No Matter the Time of Year 
July 17, 2024

Every corner of Australia has something to offer the curious traveller – it’s simply a matter of choosing when you want to visit.   From the overflowing waterfalls of Kakadu in the wet season to swimming with whale sharks off Western Australia’s coastline, Australia’s wide plains, dense rainforests and spectacular coastlines are brimming with adventure, no […]

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An ariel view of tea plantations & Muthirappuzhayar River in hills near Munnar, Kerala, India - Luxury Escapes
6 Things You Can Only Do in India
July 17, 2024

Explore the most unique experiences in India, from jungle safaris and flower-filled hikes to majestic skiing adventures.  From marvelling at the Himalayas, sitting pretty across the length of India’s north, to exploring the palm-fringed backwaters of southern Kerala, this enormous country offers a rich tapestry of distinct experiences. With so much diversity, it can be […]

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A French Connection: Qantas Launches Direct Flights to Paris Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympics
July 16, 2024

From Down Under to the Eiffel Tower: Qantas launches the world's longest direct flight to France, just in time for the Olympics. Qantas’ new 17-hour direct flight between Perth and Paris took off Monday, marking the first time in two decades that Australia's favourite airline has operated services to the City of Lights. The route […]

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Party in Paradise: The World's Best Beach Clubs 
July 12, 2024

Dive into paradise and discover the epitome of beachside luxury, where waves, beats and bliss collide. Lapping waves, chill beats, delicious dining and ice-cold cocktails all come standard at the world’s best beach clubs, perched along some of the globe’s most enticing coastlines. Spend days lazing in private cabanas on the edge of stunning infinity […]

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The New Golden Age of Rail Travel: All Aboard with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains
July 12, 2024

Lavish dining cars, meticulously curated cultural experiences and flawless service with a personal touch: savour rail travel's renaissance with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains. Offering luxurious hotels-on-wheels that cater to your every need, this is all-inclusive travel at its finest, with five-star service, immersive adventures and decadent gastronomy, all while adventuring between some of the greatest […]

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7 Reasons Why The Apurva Kempinski is One of Bali's Most Talked-About Resorts
July 11, 2024

Word-of-mouth means The Apurva Kempinski has become one of Bali’s most sought-after luxury resorts – here’s why. Bali has no shortage of seriously impressive resorts, so it takes something exceptional to stand out from the crowd. With its architectural grandeur, one of-a-kind theatrical storytelling and faultless luxury, The Apurva Kempinski is doing just that: and […]

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Cheers! The Best Bars in Sydney for 2024 
July 11, 2024

From eclectic margarita bars below Pitt Street to Japanese-inspired jazz spots in Surry Hills, here’s our pick of Sydney’s best bars.  One thing’s clear: when it comes to the perfect night out, Sydney’s got plenty of spirit. Whether it’s bold, old or served ice-cold, the city’s diversity and iron-clad commitment to mixological excellence means there’s […]

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French-Inspired Luxury at the Paris End of Melbourne, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
July 11, 2024

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins has an intimacy despite being a large hotel chain through unique position, love of the arts and creative passion. Sofitel is celebrating its diamond jubilee this year, 60 years of adding a little French luxury to what is known as the Paris end of Collins Street. Despite its 363 rooms, the […]

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Luxury Escapes' Top Bucket-List Destinations for 2025
July 10, 2024

Already thinking ahead to a 2025 escape? Here's our pick of the year's must-visit destinations, from extravagant palace stays in India to the beaches of South Korea. With extraordinary experiences and once-in-a-lifetime itineraries just waiting to be discovered, there's never been a better add another tick to your bucket list. From the awe-inspiring alpine landscapes […]

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Signature Series Insider: Matt Preston on Our Exclusive Sri Lanka Tour
July 9, 2024

Uncover the flavours of Sri Lanka with former MasterChef Australia judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan, co-creators of Luxury Escapes’ newest Signature Series foodie tour.  As renowned for its top-tier tea as it is for fresh seafood, Sri Lanka is more than just the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ - it’s the whole oyster.  With […]

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The Best Things To Do in the Maldives 
July 8, 2024

From tranquil aquatic adventures to romantic beachfront picnics and exciting zip-lining, these are our pick of the top things to do in the Maldives. While many may be content with a flop-and-drop holiday in the Maldives, this collection of breathtaking islands is home to a wealth of incredible experiences for couples, families and friends alike. […]

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Let Us Après: the Best Fun You Can Have in Mt Buller With Your Skis Off
July 5, 2024

Mt Buller is known as Melbourne’s Mountain due to its proximity to the Victorian capital but with pop-up container bars, bluesy basement speakeasies and fine French diners it also channels the city's party spirit. As if Mt Buller didn’t already have some of the best apres-ski in the High Country, this year the mountain is […]

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Sun, Fun and Spa in a Revamped Retro Motel, Sunnymead Hotel on the Great Ocean Road
July 5, 2024

Sunnymead Hotel is part of a growing trend of old motel’s getting a glow up, and it now embodies the sunny disposition of a great beach break. Located in Aireys Inlet, Sunnymead feels like driving into a sunny summer afternoon with all the hues of a Bellarine sunset, a pool bar straight out of Barbie […]

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See It In Style: 8 Ultra-Luxurious Tours of Europe
July 4, 2024

Transform your bucket list into a reality with some of Europe’s most luxurious tours and experiences. Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights in Lapland or drifting through the canals of Venice? Teeming with natural wonders, enchanting cityscapes and cultural treasures, Europe is guaranteed to make dreams come true – even ones you […]

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Bali Your Way: From No Expense-Spared to Under $1K 
July 4, 2024

The beauty of Bali is its versatility: whether you’re looking to live large or stretch your dollar a little further, there’s a resort experience for you. Budget or bougie: it’s all on offer across Bali’s magnificent resorts. Whether you’re whisking the kids away on your first international family holiday or looking to dial up the […]

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Luxury Imitates Art at Ho Chi Minh City's Hôtel des Arts Saigon
July 4, 2024

It’s all in the name: art-filled, audacious and achingly chic, Hôtel des Arts Saigon is as much gallery as hotel.   Hôtel des Arts Saigon is timeless. The hotel’s design smartly balances modern Vietnamese, French colonial and traditional Feng Shui influences to craft spaces that feel familiar yet fresh. Spacious Art Deco-inspired rooms and excellent views […]

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A Weekend in a Multicultural Melting Pot & One of Melbourne’s Best Produce Markets at Holiday Inn Dandenong
July 3, 2024

Celebrating its first birthday, this hotel is perfectly placed for a Dandenong Market tour or a deep dive into the local multicultural food scene. Holiday Inn Dandenong is part of a new push by the well-known hotel chain, and its owner IHG Hotels & Resorts, into properties that embrace their surrounds. For Holiday Inn Dandenong […]

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A Riverside Staycation with Dive Bars and Classic Bistro Fare at Crowne Plaza Melbourne
July 3, 2024

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is the only Melbourne stay that sits on a prime piece of absolute riverfront real estate, giving your stay a very different view of the city. Although the curved building is known to many who wander this part of the riverfront, what is less well known is that Crowne Plaza Melbourne underwent […]

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Totally Wild: Exploring Tasmania's Stunning South-West
July 3, 2024

Tasmania’s rugged south-west coast is home to living fossils, waterways teeming with marine life and, now, an On Board floating lodge that puts this wealth of wilderness a few steps from your luxury stay. Keen birdwatcher, Sara Rudling, sets sail for this inaccessible region of the Apple Isle binoculars firmly in hand. There’s a friendly […]

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The Only Way is Up: AirAsia X Unveils Landmark Route to Africa, Connecting Kuala Lumpur to Nairobi
July 3, 2024

AirAsia X are taking business to new heights with the unveiling of their first direct route to Nairobi, Kenya, connecting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to the capital. In a spectacular announcement at AirAsia “RedQ” headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, AirAsia X has unveiled its first direct flight route to Nairobi, Kenya, marking the airline’s entry […]

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Green Island Resort in Cairns is located on a tiny coral cay, making it perfect for those who want to spend days between sun beds and the sea - Luxury Escapes
Dive Into the Waters of Green Island Resort
July 2, 2024

If resorts were rated exclusively on their proximity to snorkelling opportunities, Green Island Resort would earn a spot on top of the podium. On arriving at Green Island Resort, the island’s only accommodation and a 45-minute boat trip from Cairns, it feels like you’ve entered an unassuming oasis among the rainforest. The resort invites guests to […]

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