You’ve worked hard, and it’s time to reward yourself with a luxury holiday to be
pampered and indulged in the manner to which you prefer to become accustomed. The
possibilities for a luxury holiday are endless and these days can be enjoyed just
about anywhere in the world.
Luxury holidays take many forms, from indulgent pampering in a tropical spa, lazy
resort life in an exotic remote destination, living the high life in a sumptuous
international hotel, or watching the world slip by from the balcony of your cruise
liner suite. Talk to your Travel Counsellor about the best type of luxury holiday
to suit your taste.
Luxury Resort Holidays
For a truly luxurious holiday think about some resort “essentials”; your personal
plunge pool (preferably an infinity model) overlooking your private beach on an
exclusive island, sipping chilled champagne served by your personal butler. Some
local names to consider are Hayman, Lizard, Bedarra while overseas think about Aman,
Evason, Six Senses and LHW.
Luxury Spa Holidays
For the ultimate in luxe, get into a spa resort, the more exotic and over the top
the better. These days spas are the reason for the resort, not an added feature,
and you will leave relaxed and toned, probably with a much slimmer wallet. In Australia
consider Hepburn Springs, Hunter Valley or Palm Cove; while overseas the Maldives,
Mauritius and Thailand are hot destinations.
Luxury Cruise Holidays
Increasingly popular luxury cruises are another great way to unwind and live the
luxe life. Grab your chance to explore remote ports-of-call while cosseted in the
incomparable luxury of your stateroom. Five star luxury at every turn, gourmet dining
and world-class entertainment come bundled on your luxury cruise.
Fun Luxury Holiday facts
The “buzz” way to arrive at Evason Hideaway at Zighy Bay, Oman is to drop in by
The Huvafen Fushi resort in the Maldives has an underwater spa.
Sydney’s Hilton Hotel has a luxury $1 million 2 night package deal.
Monday 11th June 2007
Travel Counsellor: Kerrie Croft
My second visit to the Cook Islands was with a group of other travel agents on a “famil” [familiarisation trip] to inspect different hotels and see what the islands had to offer for visitors. The first time I had visited Raratonga was on my return from USA to Australia back in 1993. It is a great stopover point for this route especially if you have had a hectic time in USA and coming back to work. Apart from more beachside resorts most hadn’t changed that much in this laid back paradise.
Coming from Australia you have to go via New Zealand so it adds up to seven hours of flying plus your transit time. For this reason it’s more popular with New Zealanders and Fijians. Once there however you could calm down and begin the island pace.
The main Island of Rarotonga is very mountainous with the narrow coastal strip skirting right around the island supporting the agricultural terraces, the road and the resorts and villages. There is a lookout point where we took a 4WD drive... view full story
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