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 Deception, a breath-taking experience and where else can you ...

February 27, 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. Those looking to explore can make the most ...

February 26, 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 with Barceló Hotels & Resorts can 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 ...

February 23, 2017

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Honeymoon Heaven

The British Virgin Islands offer honeymooners exclusivity and laidback luxury in an unspoiled location. FOUR takes a closer look...

Home to some of the world’s best resorts, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Caribbean is a fantastic choice for honeymooners looking to combine exclusivity and laidback luxury in an unspoiled location. To those who visit, it feels like a special secluded secret but with ever-increasing flight options the BVI has never been easier to get to. Whether it’s a sleepy, slow-paced luxury honeymoon, a little bit of adventure ...

February 21, 2017

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