Stories relating to "Romantic hotels"
Forget the bland and characterless hotels of the 'costa fortune' and take a look at some of these ultra-modern and ultra-chic hotels on the Iberian peninsula. Not simply places to stay en route, they become part of the sight-seeing tour and destinations in themselves.
Life on the Thai island of Phuket is clearly shaped by the warm seductive waters of the Andaman Sea. Here, where the turquoise waves lap at the white edge of Nai Yang beach, set amid the lush green of a plantation, lies the Indigo Pearl, one of the most unique resorts on these tropical shores.
MoroccoThe golden sands and red-walled citadels of Morocco's desert have played host to so may international film crews that the town of Ouarzazate on the kasbah route is affectionately known as 'Ouallywood', in tribute to the number of films shot in the surrounding area.
If autumn's getting you down and you find the thought of the approaching winter daunting, a short break may be just what the doctor ordered. The stunning Aosta Valley in the Italian Alps offers a range of options to help you relax and forget about the rat race.
In the Turks and Caicos Islands lies this beautiful private isle, with a mile-long beach of fine golden sand lapped by turquoise waters. This place, where time seems to stand still, is a haven of tranquillity that draws the rich and famous to relax and indulge themselves with the range of eastern therapies available at the luxurious Asian-style spa.
On a beach in a country far away, whose name, Tubkaak, means 'home for visitors', time seems to stand still. Between the sparkling sea and the verdant mountainside, a clever handling of eco-conscious techniques and traditional Thai architecture has produced the small, paradisiacal universe of this beautiful boutique hotel.
Since it opened as a hotel in 1924, Huka Lodge has been a paradise for fishermen and other sportsmen, a haven where peace and tranquillity reign.
This refurbished sixteenth-century mansion just 20 km from Spain's northern coast is the perfect place to relax 'en famille'.