The Silver Coast of Portugal, also known as the Costa de Prata is a region in Portugal that stretches from Lisbon to Figueira da Foz, though on some searches, the area can be defined as far north as Porto. It is a region where mass tourism has not taken hold, but is developing rapidly as […]
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Beach destinations to die for
By Nabeel Shariff
For many countries around the globe, the summer holidays are just about to begin, while others have already begun. With the kid’s off school, now’s the best time to whisk your family off for the perfect Muslim friendly summer holiday. If you’re aren’t as lucky as other destinations that get to enjoy the sun almost all year round, we’re sure the sun, sand, and sea are the 3 main things on your mind. For Muslim couples and honeymooners looking to make the most of their summer, treat yourself to the perfect beach destination for a holiday of a lifetime in one of the below pristine beach getaways ideal for beach lovers, surfers, and those simply looking to sit back and soak up the sun.
This Summer, it’s all about enjoying the fresh sea breeze, the soft sugary sand, and the warm sunlight we wish we could have every day of the year. Below we’ve listed 5 beach destinations to die for that you may not have heard about! From down [...]
At 463 metres (1,519 feet), Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland is hardly a towering behemoth. (For reference, Mount Everest is 8,850 metres/29,035 feet.) This doesn’t make it any less arresting, however. What makes this Iceland’s most photographed mountain? A combination of things. Its unique, pyramid-like shape. A landscape of ever-changing, always exquisite colours. The picture-perfect three-forked […]
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Top 5 luxury yachts in the world
By Dan Frith
There are several marinas is Palma de Mallorca and the net worth of the yachts and super yachts moored there on a typical day must run into trillions of Euros. It’s fascinating to walk along the Paseo Maritimo and gawp at the sheer scale and luxury of some of the boats. There are usually teams of deck hands buffing the chrome, swabbing the decks and polishing the glass. They certainly like to keep them spic and span. I guess if you’ve spent multiple millions you’d want things ship shape.
Occasionally you see a super yacht that dwarfs even the largest of the luxury yachts. I’m not sure it’s correct to call these behemoths yachts at all. They probably qualify to be called ships. The price of these floating villages is eye watering and only the very wealthiest people on the planet can possibly afford to commission the design and building of such vast vessels.
Each year, international super yacht builders from around the wo [...]
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Top 5 destinations for a
By Dave Warne
From dining under the stars at a lantern-lit beach table to sipping champagne from a private infinity pool and watching wildlife from a safari camp, a honeymoon is a chance to head on what is truly your dream luxury holiday.
So, we’ve picked out some of the very best places to celebrate after your honeymoon – whatever your ideal romantic getaway may be. Here are just five of our favorite destinations and luxury hotels perfect for kicking off your happily ever after.
South East Asia
From private-pool luxuries to gourmet cuisine and stylish but excellent-value hotels, the permanently sun-soaked scenery of South East Asia’s vibrant cities, white-sand beaches and enchanting culture draws honeymooners in time and time again.
To accompany the surrounds, there’s an abundance of luxury hotels that all make for the ultimate honeymoon trip, with everything from drinking champagne at secret waterfalls to intimate sunset [...]
A stunning new villa concept has launched in the western Algarve
By Paul Johnson
A new, exclusive villa concept has launched in the western Algarve. LUX MARE is a luxury holiday rental collection with two of the most stunning contemporary properties on the Portuguese shoreline.
It all began when a Norwegian couple decided to build on their years of holidaying in the Algarve. Their unrivaled passion for the region saw them collaborate with internationally acclaimed local designers to create something truly unique.
The LUX MARE project is a triumphant marriage between Scandinavian heritage and local Portuguese charm.
Local design, Nordic flair
The pair looked to Lagos born architect Mario Martins and his world renowned Mario Martins Atelier to fulfill this delicate design brief.
The studio was tasked with constructing two exclusive villas which would at once stand proud with their Nordic design influences, all the while embracing the colours, textures and vibrant [...]
25 of the world's
most expensive hotel rooms
BY JOSEPH BIEN-KAHN
26/26Photo courtesy of Hôtel Martinez
Here are 25 truly lavish, luxurious, and expensive hotel rooms from around the world.
These are places where a weekend getaway will set you back the equivalent of a tiny house, or where a week-long jaunt with the family cost the same as putting someone through medical school.
These are 25 of the swankiest, most expensive suites on the face of the earth.
Hôtel Martinez – Cannes; Penthouse; $50,400/night
On the seventh floor of this luxurious Art Deco hotel in Cannes, the 17,975-square-foot Penthouse Suite at the Hôtel Martinez offers peak French Riviera luxury.
The sprawling space holds four bedrooms, two lounges, two dining rooms, two saunas, and four bathrooms with Turkish baths, all in a “Roaring 20s” style outfitted with the latest technology.
But more important than what's inside is the Penthouse Suite's [...]
Which private jet is best for my trip?
By Vickie Clark
With over 7000 private jets available to charter worldwide, choosing the right private jet for your trip can often be a difficult decision. Here is an overview of the most popular aircraft types available, making sure you choose the best private jet for your trip.
VLJ (Very Light Jet)
A Very Light Jet (VLJ) also known as an entry-level jet is the smallest private jet category, seating 4-5 passengers.
They are cheaper to run than their standard private jet counterparts making them a more cost effective choice for short-haul journeys of up to 2 hours.
They can also use smaller runways. However, there is limited cabin space and baggage capacity is often restricted on these types of jets.
VLJ examples: Citation Mustang, Citation M2, Phenom 100
The light jet is a very popular private jet within the marketplace. It has a flight range of up to 2.5 hours with seating for up to 8 passengers.
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Inspiration on the French Riviera
By Nicholas Dean
So much more than just a coastline, the French Riviera is dotted with hidden gems steeped in local history, excellent cuisine and artists hideaways, discretely located alongside the region’s world-renowned glamour.
Head inland from the waterfront bustle of the French Riviera to explore towns immersed in rich Mediterranean culture, where pristine vineyards hug hillside contours and an array of artisan activity provides endless appeal.
It is no secret that the evocative Cote d’Azur has long been a big draw for artists and some resulting masterpieces have changed the face of art as we know it.
These favored haunts have aroused such passionate vision thanks to the peerless blue skies and vivid hues of sun, a fact easy to appreciate when watching the exquisite light flicker across the undulating coastline.
Dramatic, diverse and ultimately picturesque, the French Riviera is home to numerous “villages perchés”; ancient [...]
A gourmets guide to Provence
By Su Stephens
Even in a country as devoted to eating as France, there is something special about feasting in Provence. Provence provides endless sunshine, the French Riviera, home to Cézanne and a colorful countryside.
It is this landscape that defines the classical Provençal cuisine with mineral-rich sea and soil responsible for extraordinary flavors. Rocky hillsides are infused with olive and bay laurel trees, where wild juniper bushes flourish alongside thyme, sage, rosemary and fennel. This area’s influence is easy to distinguish with many sauces seasoned with zesty ‘herbes de Provence’.
To be fully immersed in an authentic Provencal atmosphere, one needs to embrace the core of their culture. Food. Here we look at the popular and some of the less discussed Provencal delicacies…
The Aigues-Mortes salt marsh spans an area roughly the size of central Paris. With 7000 hectares dedicated to the production of sea salt, this natural [...]
It’s summer and we have already begun our refreshing dips in the clear waters in Greece. As we are relaxing by the water we can’t help but wonder where to go for our summer vacations. A brilliant idea would be to book at an island that has been voted to have one of the best […]
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