Travel

The ultimate charter

The new generation of yacht owners don’t just want to sit in Monaco or St Tropez, instead yachts are being chartered to increasingly far flung destinations such as Cuba, Taiwan, New Zealand and Antarctica and their owners are using them for scientific exploration.

Crossing the Antarctic Circle is a once in a lifetime experience that simply must be celebrated with a plunge into the sub-zero temperatures of the icy water. Tread in the footsteps of David Attenborough with a visit to the Gentoo Penguins which inhabit an abandoned Argentine research base and keep an eye out for whales, seals, and the other incredible inhabitants of this frozen landscape. The final stop is the volcanic island of...

February 26, 2017

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Thrill seeking in Oman

2017 will see one of Alila’s flagship resorts, Alila Jabal Akhdar, reach new heights. The stunning property, which lies 2,000 metres above sea-level in the Al Hajar mountain range in Oman, has drawn on its dramatic surroundings to offer guests the chance to see the region through a Via-Ferrata – a protected climbing route built to international standards.

​Jabal Akhdar - The Green Mountain in Arabic - is one of Oman’s most remarkable regions. Part of the Al Hajar mountain range, Alila Jabal Akhdar lies 2,000 metres above sea level and overlooks the dramatic gorge and spectacular mountain range. Guests at Alila Jabal Akhdar can relax and unwind whilst enjoy the stunning views of the canyon from the mountain-top infinity pool or at 3 strategic ‘jabals’ vantage look-out points...

February 25, 2017

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Girls Getaways

If you are planning any girlie getaways for the year ahead, then FOUR has some perfect suggestions to suit every lavish desire…

All fun.No stress.And more importantly, no boys.Girlfriend getaways withBarcelóHotels & Resortscan include anything from bubbles and chocolate on arrival to rejuvenating spa treatments, relaxing yoga overlooking the ocean, a round of golf in the sunshine, wine pairings and brunch. 2017 sees four new girls getaway experiences in top Spanish hot spots; Mallorca,Barcelona,Andalucía, and Jerez: Yoga Retreat |Mallorca In prime...

February 22, 2017

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TwentyFOUR Hours in Rome

The Eternal City never ceases to impress visitors with it’s historic atmosphere, grand cuisine and focus on old world charm.

Rome’s Story Rome needs little in way of an introduction. Founded in 753 B.C. it is now the largest Italian city by population. Rome is an ideal location for a short break or holiday, with no shortage of ruins, monuments and restaurants to explore. Gourmet Tastes At Metamorfosichef Roy Caceres is pushing the boundaries of traditional Roman food. With a Michelin Star and a neo-Italian menu, his restaurant is unique in its ability...

February 17, 2017

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