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Bolifushi Ocean Pool Reserve Sunset With Slide

Ozen Reserve Bolifushi Review: Extreme Luxury Cuisine - Slides and Ice Skating in The Maldives

1300 years ago the Maldives was called "Dvipa Laksham" or a hundred thousand islands. It was later referred to as Treasure Island by Arab and Persian traders who came for the pearls, agate, spices, fish and coconuts. For me, these names conjure up visions of islands drifting in such clear water that they appear to float in the sky. Start with that image in your mind's eye to visualise this paradise. 

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 20:36
La Coquillade Pool Suite

La Coquillade Hotel/Resort Provence Review

Still wearing his lid and his thigh muscles glistening impressively under the Provencal sunshine, Romain pointed to all points of the compass and indulged in some proudly Gallic long-distance celebrity spotting.

“You’ve got Russell Crowe over there and John Malkovich that way.  That's where Richard Mayle used to live. Ridley Scott has a place in Bonnieux and Pierre Cardin owns most of Lacoste, including the chateau which was the Marquis de Sade’s old home.”

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 13:06
Murrayshall as seen over the golf course.


The drive from The Torridon Hotel to Murrayshall Country Estate was nothing short of spectacular, if at times happily slow, for all the right reasons. Where else is your progress in the magnificent McLaren 720s hampered by a wild Stag? Having driven the McLaren for hundreds of miles already, it was still exhilarating driving this supercar. At times blended in with the far-reaching sky in tonal colour and could easily become invisible in low-lying Scottish mist and rain.

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 12:58
The Torridon Hotel & Resort Scottish Highlands

The Torridon Hotel and Resort Review: McLaren 720S Scotland Tour

The Torridon Hotel is set on Upper Loch Torridon with spectacular views in the northwest of Scotland opposite the Isle of Skye. Driving to the Torridon is a visual feast of soft rolling orange fern-covered hills peppered with scintillating streams and lakes. It is an area of outstanding beauty and the hotel is the ideal place from which to explore. This is one for the romantics, the perfect venue for a spring, summer or winter weekend.

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 18:19
Hotel Cenobio dei Dogi Liguria

Liguria Italy: From the Field of Miracles to the Gulf of Paradise

From the Field of Miracles to the Gulf of Paradise

It’s a rare and special act travelling off-season especially somewhere so geared to the summer where sun loungers are arranged in busy blocks to dissuade the casual visitor. Off-season you meet only locals, you don’t queue and in time you start to feel a local. It’s all so much more immersive and rewarding.

Wed, 01/11/2023 - 19:48
The Machrie Hotel & Links Islay

The Machrie Hotel & Links Islay Review: McLaren 720S Scotland Tour

The Machrie Hotel & Golf Links on the Isle of Islay occupies one of the most stunningly beautiful locations in the world. Rows of stark white buildings set in an emerald baize golf course threaded with sparkling streams between rolling golden hills, seven miles of sandy beaches and a turquoise sea. 

The entrance to The Machrie is mile long private road winding past fluffy white sheep and the links golf course. 

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 22:36
Cameron House Hotel Loch Lomond Scotland

Cameron House Resort Loch Lomond Review: McLaren 720S Scotland Tour

Cameron House Resort Loch Lomond Review: McLaren 720S Scotland Tour

Ever since reading The Adventures of Tintin "The Black Island" I have wanted to visit Loch Lomond. As fans of Tintin will know Loch Lomond is the whisky brand favoured by Captain Haddock.

This famous lake has stayed with me since, but little did I know that it also boasted an incomparable hotel. I kid you not, this should be on everyone's bucket list, Cameron House Resort on Loch Lomond is utterly fabulous.

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 20:17