Andis Wines on Hawaiian Airlines‏

October 30, 2014 on 9:53 am | In Airlines, Beachbooker, Dine Drink, Hawaiian Islands | Comments Off




Crafted by Andy Friedlander, and his wife, Janis Akuna, who split their time between Sacramento and Honolulu, Hawaiian Airlines is proud to offer these wines which have garnered numerous awards and 90+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, the San Francisco Chronicle and Sunset Magazine, among others.

More about Andis Wines

· With a focus on crafting delicious wines with balance, character and complexity, Andis Wines has garnered numerous awards and 90+ point scores from Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, the San Francisco Chronicle and Sunset Magazine, among others.

· Andis Wines is located in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County, one of California’s oldest grape growing regions – vines were planted by the gold miners in the 1850’s.

· The name Andis is a combination of the first names of Andy and Janis, who are local, well known husband and wife owners: Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna. They both still work and live in Honolulu.

· The winery building is a state-of-the-art winemaking facility built with a “green” design, comfortable picnic areas and picturesque vineyard views of the surrounding foothills.


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Rancho Pescadero Reopens November 2nd – New Luxury Suite and Big Changes in the Garden Restaurant‏

October 30, 2014 on 9:45 am | In Beachbooker, Cabo, Mexico | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowPESCADERO, BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR;  After extensive renovations and response to damage caused by Hurricane Odile in September, Rancho Pescadero near Todos Santos is set to reopen this Sunday, November 2nd with exciting new additions to the Garden Restaurant and the unveiling of a stunning new deluxe oceanfront suite.

NEW SUITE: Rancho Pescadero’s new deluxe oceanfront suite features a unique private two-story patio with ocean views, a private entry, and an expansive living space. The main room features a separate living room, and kitchenette with full bar. The bedroom offers a king platform bed, huge closet, and Rancho-style bathroom with double sink, mosaic shower.

The Palapa-covered patio off of the living room features a fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, siesta bed and an outdoor dining table and chairs. Up a winding staircase lies a private rooftop sitting area with 2 more siesta beds and endless views of the Pacific Ocean, prime for whale watching and idyllic for surfers checking the waves.

GARDEN

RESTAURANT:

Rancho Pescadero’s Garden Restaurant has become a dining destination for guests, locals, and visitors to the region. The restaurant has been redesigned to provide a more elevated dining experience for all. A new bar overlooks the garden and a new substantial wooden pergola runs the length of the garden, creating a more intimate dining room atmosphere. New furniture, custom made by Origenes Leather artist David Luna features iron and leather and etched leather tool work for which he’s most famous. Increased seating at the bar and on the patio means there is now seating for up to 150 with 14 stools at the chef’s counter.

Dinner will be served seven nights a week and Chef Rodrigo Bueno’s new menus feature: Roasted Fish of the Day with Black Garlic Mojo, Garden Tomatoes and Quinoa Stew; Black Mussels with Coconut , Mezcal and Oregano Broth, and Plantain Focaccia, Cochinita Pibil Toritas with Pickled Red Onions, Habanero, Avocado and Black Beans ; and Chocolate Cake with Peanut Cajeta, Cacao and an Almond Tuile.

NEW ROAD: And last but not least, the new road from Cabo to Rancho Pescadero is finished and ready for traffic. The drive now takes around 30 minutes, making the drive from the Los Cabos airport to Rancho Pescadero close to just an hour.

RESERVATIONS:

Reservations can be made by emailing rancho1@ranchopescadero.com

or by calling (910) 300-8891.

WHERE: Rancho Pescadero

Pescadero, Mexico

30 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas, and just south of Todos Santos on the Pacific Ocean in Baja California, Mexico

About Rancho Pescadero:

Rancho Pescadero is located just an hour north of Cabo San Lucas in Baja, Mexico, just six miles south of Todos Santos. Rancho Pescadero is bucking the trend of the traditional boutique beach hotel with a simple motto: “We want them to squeal when they get here and cry when they leave.” The hotel features 29 suites, a garden restaurant, Tres Hermanas Spa specializing in local and indigenous ingredients, a 2,000 square foot yoga and Pilates pavilion, and a two-mile stretch of white sandy beach. Activities include surfing, fishing, beachfront horseback riding, swimming with Whale Sharks, hiking, mountain biking, environmental education, cultural tours, conservation opportunities such as turtle rescuing, and more. Enjoy daily complimentary yoga; coffee, pastries and fruit delivered each morning; and more, at this oasis voted in the Top 25 by Trip Advisor for Best Mexico Hotel, Best Service in Mexico, and Best for Spa/Relaxation. Rates range from $210-435 per night.

For more information on Rancho Pescadero, please visit www.ranchopescadero.com  or call 910.300.8891 or in Mexico, 011.52.1.612.135.5849. Rancho Pescadero is also on Facebook and Instagram.


Cypress Inn Rolls Out “Love on the Rocks” Winter Escape‏

October 30, 2014 on 9:41 am | In Beachbooker, California, San Francisco | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceWINTER ROMANCE IN CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

CYPRESS INN ROLLS OUT “LOVE ON THE ROCKS” WINTER ESCAPE

-Tuck into Doris Day’s 1929 Gem by the Sea, Take on Lover’s Point via Kayak and Tackle a Classic Love on the Rocks Cocktail Fight as the Sun Sizzles into the Sea-

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA,  Carmel-by-the-Sea’s iconic Cypress Inn, a 1929 landmark property co-owned by legendary Hollywood actress Doris Day, warms up winter 2015 with a new Love on the Rocks escape. Set for January 1 – February 28, 2015, the two-night stay includes deluxe accommodations, kayaking for two, on-the-rocks cocktail flight crafted by a resident “startender” and tasty turndown of Lula’s Chocolates dark aloha rocky road. Rates start at $225.00/night, double occupancy, including daily breakfast. www.cypress-inn.com.

HOLLYWOOD BY THE SEA

From the ornate entrance and stately wrought iron embellishments to clubby Terry’s Lounge — everything about the Cypress Inn speaks to the Golden Age of Hollywood with a sleek retro vibe. The interior design of all 44 guestrooms and suites — including the coveted Queen Tower with its triad of impeccable views — fuses Hollywood glam with Spanish-Moroccan overtones in a fresh spiced-tone palette of paprika, ginger and clove. Suites step things up a notch with classic silver and copper overtones.

The Mediterranean-style landmark speaks equal parts Shar-Pei and Sazerac with an animated Yappy Hour and hand-crafted cocktails playing off Day’s leading co-stars. With a sidebar of Pillow Talk playing in the backdrop, Terry’s Lounge offers guests of the Love on the Rocks package a spin with the “startender” for a Classic Love on the Rocks Cocktail flight for two. The lineup kicks off with a sinful French 75 followed by an Old Fashioned and Dark ‘n Stormy finale. Advance reservations required.

KAYAK FOR TWO AT LOVER’S POINT

After a morning scouting Conde Nast Traveler’s #2 Best Small Cities in America (2014), stroll of Carmel Beach’s porcelain shoreline or gallop through 100+ art galleries within one square mile, it’s time to roll with the waves. Included in the package is a two-for-one kayak rental experience at Adventures by the Sea, including scouting the rugged shoreline of Lover’s Point in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Expertly suited up and launched, guests will enjoy a day of play packed with resident sea otters and harbor seals. The waters also offer a serene urban escape hatch with dramatic backdrops during migration season.

SCOUT ABOUT

Call is a sea change, or Carmel 2.0. Once a sleepy seaside village, Carmel-by-the-Sea has stepped up to the plate with a fresh new lineup of eateries, expanded Wine Walk By-the-Sea with 17 venues and top shelf list of culinary and cultural events. Top picks include the annual Carmel By-the-Glass soiree, Carmel International Film Festival, Days and Nights Festival with Philip Glass, Concours on the Avenue with an exceptional showcase of vintage autos and new Gourmetfest (March/2015). Just a three-iron from iconic 17-Mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a perfect jumping off point for excursions to Big Sur (26 miles), Point Lobos National Reserve, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel Valley.

LOVE ON THE ROCKS PACKAGE

- Deluxe Accommodations/Daily Breakfast; two night minimum

- Classic Love on the Rocks Cocktail Flight for Two

- Two for One Kayak Rental at Adventures by the Sea

- Turndown of Lula’s Chocolates Dark Aloha Rocky Road

- Starting at $225.00/night, double. Two night minimum, based on availability. Excludes taxes, blackout periods apply. No resort fee.

- Reservations: www.cypress-inn.com; 831.624.3871

BACKSTORY

An iconic landmark since 1929 and part of the elite collection of Carmel Boutique Inns, Cypress Inn embodies Hollywood-by-the-Sea elegance with casual seaside charm. Co-owned by legendary Hollywood actor and animal rights enthusiast Doris Day, the 44-guestroom property is set in a Mediterranean footprint with vaulted ceilings, airy courtyards, in-room fireplaces and a crisp, contemporary décor. Ideally located just blocks from Carmel Beach, the 17-Mile Drive and walking distance to 80+ art galleries, Cypress Inn offers a pet-friendly Yappy Hour and sustainable dining menu at Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge, Carmel’s first Seafood Watch program participant. Carmel-by-the-Sea is one square mile of incorporated city set along Carmel Bay on the Monterey Peninsula. It is located 120 mi./192 km., south of San Francisco and 350 mi./560 km., north of Los Angeles. The Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) is served by non-stop flights from Denver (DIA), Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN) and San Francisco (SFO).

Info: www.cypress-inn.com ; www.carmelcalifornia.org

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Ikos Resorts – Putting the All- Exclusive in All- Inclusive‏

October 30, 2014 on 9:39 am | In Beachbooker, Greece | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowBe introduced to a revolutionary new concept, the Infinite Lifestyle promise, not your expected all-inclusive. Ikos Resorts offers two exciting Greek properties, Ikos Oceania (formerly known as Oceania Club) due to open in March 2015 and NEW Ikos Olivia, opening in May 2015, both in Halkidiki with more properties to open in the next few years across the Mediterranean. Ikos Resorts is re-defining the all-inclusive experience and has created a unique all-exclusive offering. Keeping the convenience and affordability of all-inclusive while adding total luxury from start to finish, from naturally intuitive service to Michelin starred chefs and luxurious Anne Semonin spas. Offering the security of a traditional all-inclusive, with the freedom of a bespoke holiday, Ikos Resorts create the perfect luxury getaway. This freedom also extends to the ‘dine out experiences’, offering guests the chance to dine out of resort, offering a flexible all-exclusive holiday whilst also supporting and encouraging the local economy.

Taste Something New from Michelin Starred Chefs!

Historically all-inclusive properties have restricted guests to limited in-resort dining. Ikos Resorts refreshing new approach breaks the traditional moulds and allows guests the freedom to experience new cuisines. As a part of the all-exclusive experience, guests can enjoy a selection of the finest food prepared by internationally recognised Michelin starred chefs such as Lefteris Lazarou of Varoulko restaurant in Athens and Andrea Fusco of Guido Ballerina restaurant in Rome. Four themed a-la-carte restaurants including, Pan-Asian, Italian and Mediterranean French cuisine as well as the ‘Flavors’ buffet restaurant allow guests to leave their comfort zone, experiment with food and try innovative new dishes. Luxurious touches such as international branded wines and spirits and the Ikos Sommeliers advising on the finest wines are only the beginning of the bespoke services offered.

Ikos Resorts are carving a new path through the introduction of the ‘dine- out experience’ allowing guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of Greek food, culture and community which surrounds their hotels. Providing guests with the opportunity to dine out in a local Greek taverna, ensures that guests are truly immersed in all that this bountiful area has to offer.

Luxury Amenities Available

Defying the traditional reputation, Ikos brings an exciting new perspective to European all-inclusive holidays. Whilst still offering the peace of mind, security and convenience of an uncomplicated fixed price holiday, Ikos Resorts offer a level of service and amenities, unmatched by other all-inclusive resorts. Take advantage of Beach Side Infinite Lifestyle and enjoy all day waiter service to your sun lounger and a variety of beach-side activities. Select from optional add-ons to your all-inclusive package such as rejuvenating treatments and therapies from Parisian luxury spa brand Anne Semonin, which will be available at the dedicated beach side cabanas. Deluxe Collection guests enjoy one complimentary spa treatment. Premium wines and spirits and 24 hour room service are only the beginning of what can all be enjoyed from this innovative group of resorts. For those who truly want unlimited luxury Ikos Deluxe Collection Services, available in the Deluxe area of both properties includes a dedicated Deluxe Collection manager on hand to ensure an unparalleled level of customer service, a complimentary spa treatment and an array of other exclusive benefits.

Focus on Local

Ikos Resorts is integrated with community and dedicated to boosting and supporting the local economy and small businesses. Through many initiatives they have sought to counteract the impact that ordinary all-inclusive properties have on the tourism infra-structure. By employing local personnel and using local produce, this provides members of the community with employment and supports local industries, in addition to ensuring that the property is truly integrated with the surrounding area. The dine-out experience benefits both guests and locals alike, ensuring that visitors to the area are truly immersed and able to interact with members of the community, whilst the financial benefits of increased tourism are fairly distributed throughout the local economy.

Sovereign Luxury Travel (0843 770 4526, www.sovereign.com ) has a seven night holiday to the five star Ikos Oceania in Halkidiki from £679 per person. The offer includes a saving of up to £389 per couple, seven nights all inclusive in a Double Room, private resort transfers, airport lounge access and return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Price based on departures 8 May 2015.

Sovereign Luxury Travel (0843 770 4526, www.sovereign.com) has a seven night holiday to the five star Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki from £649 per person. The offer includes a saving of up to £362 per couple, seven nights all inclusive in a Double Room, private resort transfers, airport lounge access and return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Price based on departures 9 May 2015.

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SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT, GRENADA, DELIVERS OASIS OF PLEASURE AND PAMPERING AT REDESIGNED JANISSA’S SPA

October 30, 2014 on 8:53 am | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Grenada, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowPampered in paradise takes on new meaning at the full-service Janissa’s Spa, Grenada’s premier luxury spa located at the all-inclusive, six star Spice Island Beach Resort. The spa recently received an extensive upgrade and expansion as part of a multi-million dollar, resort-wide renovation project to ensure the boutique resort remains at the forefront of the luxury tourism market.

The spa’s outer deck has been transformed into a tranquil relaxation area, the new sauna area is equipped with double outdoor showers (right)

Newly redesigned by America’s top architect and interior designer, Kobi Karp, Janissa’s Spa offers the very best of the Isle of Spice, harnessing the restorative powers of local herbs and spices. The chic and elegant spa is an oasis of serenity tucked away behind private walls and tropical gardens.

Upgrades to the state-of-the-art facility include a separate hair salon, a brand new manicure and pedicure facility, a new indoor couples massage room and sauna area complete with double outdoor showers. The spa’s outer deck has also been transformed into a lounge area to provide a tranquil ambiance to aid in guests’ relaxation.

“The reimagined Janissa’s Spa elevates our facilities in such a way that complements our innovative treatments,” noted Sir Royston O. Hopkin KCMG, chairman and managing director of Spice Island Beach Resort. “The spa is now a true sanctuary befitting the style, luxury and unobtrusive attentiveness at the center of our hospitality philosophy,” he said.

A few of the spa and salon services offered are as follows:

Massage Therapies – Swedish, Aromatherapy, Reiki, Deep Tissue, Back, and Janissa’s Signature Massages

Skin and Facial Treatments – Janissa’s Face Treatment where skin is analyzed, cleansed, exfoliated, steamed and moisturized, and a Men’s Facial to condition and balance the skin’s natural oils

Body Treatments – Purifying Back Treatment and Enzymatic Sea Mud, Body Hydro and Janissa’s Signature Body Wraps

Hair Services – Shampoo/Condition, Single Braid, Flat Iron, Curling Iron, Bridal Styling, Bridal Makeup or Relaxing Scalp Treatment

Waxing – Eyebrow Shaping, Upper Lip, Chin, Under Arm, Back, Full Arms, Full Leg, Half Leg, Basic Bikini, Brazilian or Eye, Lip, Chin Combo

Tinting – Eyebrow Tinting, Eyelash Tinting, Eyebrow/Lash Tinting, Eyebrow Shaping/Brow & Lash Tinting

Nail Services – Polish Change, Classic Manicure, Classic Pedicure, Janissa’s Luxury Pedicure, Hand Paraffin, Foot Paraffin

Treatments performed at Janissa’s Spa are as natural as the facility’s surroundings, providing guests with an extensive menu of services that incorporate local Grenadian herbs and spices. Using natural oils such as orange, grapefruit, cinnamon, aniseed and lemongrass soothes the body while adding stress-reducing exotic aromas to the air. Ginger, cinnamon and honey are essential elements combined to hydrate the skin during the spa’s body scrubs and signature body wraps with cornmeal forming the exfoliating part of the granular blend. The key ingredient in the deep tissue massage is local Caribbean coconut oil, while citrus grapefruit oil adds zest to the Swedish massage.

Also available at Janissa’s Spa are five packages for guests looking to combine several treatments at a cost savings. Some packages include:

Janissa’s Spa Welcome (2 hours) – Swedish Massage and Janissa’s Manicure
Head To Toe (2.5 hours) – Janissa’s Face Treatment, Janissa’s Luxury Manicure and Janissa’s Luxury Pedicure
Escape to Harmony (3 hours) – Aromatherapy Massage, Janissa’s Signature Body Wrap and Hand Paraffin Wrap
Spa Indulgence (4 hours) – Swedish Massage, Body Hydro Wrap, Purifying Back Treatment, Classic Manicure and Janissa’s Luxury Pedicure

Janissa’s Spa also invites guests to try its assortment of exotic herbal teas, brewed to compliment specific treatments and served at the end of each visit. All teas are served in their natural state along with local Grenadian Honey as sweetener. A variety of pre-packaged tea blends are also available to guests.

Tea blends featured at Janissa’s Spa include:

Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) ­- This warming herb aids with circulation and digestion.Best used: Swedish massage, Janissa’s Signature massage and facial treatments

Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) – A natural tea that gives a health punch, it warms the soul, eases cramps and relieves bloating. Best used: after body polishes, wraps and Deep Tissue massage

Cymbopogon citrates (Lemongrass) – A native herb of the old world, it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Best used: after Aromatherapy massage and Reiki

Guests at Janissa’s Spa can enjoy complimentary use of the relaxation lounge, Jacuzzi, Sauna and locker rooms. Janissa’s Spa is open daily, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (off-season hours may vary). Reservations are recommended for all spa services. Spa services are priced accordingly (and are outlined in brochures placed in the hotel rooms). The menu of spa services is subject to change. Treatments at the spa are not included in the resort’s rates. All prices are represented in U.S. dollars and are subject to 10% Service Charge and 15% V.A.T.

For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort toll-free at 1-800-501-8603, tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail: reservations@spicebeachresort.com  or visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com .

Spice Island Beach Resort

The award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort features 64 elegantly-appointed suites, the full-service Janissa’s Spa, a Cybex® fitness center, Oliver’s beachside gourmet restaurant, the Sea & Surf Terrace for light lunches, the Sea & Surf Bar for refreshing cocktails throughout the day, a central swimming pool with swim-up whirlpool, an Omnicourt® tennis court, the Nutmeg Pod children’s activity center, the Gatsby Boutique and more.

Spice Island Beach Resort is a proud member of the esteemed Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) collection and the first and only resort in Grenada to be featured in the exclusive Virtuoso network’s Hotels & Resorts Program and Signature Hotels & Resorts Collection.

Click on http://www.spiceislandbeachresort.com/imagelibrary  for pictures of the property. Visit http://www.spicebeachresort.com/VirtualTours.htm  for a virtual tour.

For more information, contact Spice Island Beach Resort toll-free at 1-800-
501-8603, tel: 473-444-4258, fax: 473-444-4807, e-mail:
reservations@spicebeachresort.com , or visit www.SpiceIslandBeachResort.com

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Celebrate Your Christmas Holidays On The Beach

October 30, 2014 on 8:01 am | In Beachbooker, London, United Kingdom | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowEnjoy delicious Christmas traditions with a modern twist on Blackpool Sands.

Looking for the ultimate party location during your Christmas holiday? The Venus beachside restaurant at Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth is a unique Christmas venue, with stunning views of the ocean, a pristine sandy beach and delicious locally-sourced food on the menu. A great coastal getaway from home where you can switch off and relax with your family and friends.

Celebrate Christmas by the seaside in the South Hams and enjoy local produce such as free-range Devon turkey and succulent venison from M.C. Kelly or Eversfield Organic sirloin steak. Puddings will certainly not disappoint, indulge in homemade organic crème brûlée with festive shortbread or dark, white and mocha chocolate tart with raspberry coulis and vanilla ice cream.

As a proud champion of sustainability, The Venus Company prides itself on sourcing the best quality, seasonal and often organic produce from within the region and vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Festive lunches are available weekdays from 8th to 24th December (one course £9.99, two courses £13.99 or three courses £17.50) and you can book your Christmas dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 5th to 20th December (one course £18.50, two courses £22.50 or three courses £25.50).

Then get your dancing shoes on and bring your friends to the ultimate beach party on New Year’s Eve, starting with Champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by an indulgent eight-course menu (£74 per head) and disco until 1am. Courses range from creamy white bean soup with truffle oil and crème fraiche to steamed fillets of lemon sole filled with salmon mousse, and Tuille biscuit filled with Belgium chocolate mousse and served with fresh organic vanilla cream. All the ingredients for a memorable night out on the south coast of Devon.

For bigger social occasions with over 40 guests, The Venus Restaurant is available for exclusive hire so you can completely personalise your festive celebrations with decorations, entertainment and drinks packages and treat your friends to a special beachside Christmas experience.

The Venus Company is a popular, family run business serving a delicious selection of food and drink and prides itself on sourcing excellent quality, local, healthy and tasty produce. Their philosophy is best summed up by their strapline ‘Loving the Beach’. Twice they have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development (in 2010 and 2005). One of only ten companies throughout the UK to have been awarded a sustainability honour in 2010 and one of only eight companies to have achieved the award in 2005.

To book please call 07902 357618 or email functions@venuscompany.co.uk , for further information about The Venus Company visit www.lovingthebeach.co.uk

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The Mustique Blues Festival, 21st January – 4th February 2015

October 29, 2014 on 11:59 am | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Festivals, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowFor over 15 years, the dulcet tones of Blues legend Dana Gillespie, have been floating into the Caribbean night sky at The Mustique Blues Festival. Big Jay McNeely, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Veronica Darling, Nigel Kennedy, Earl Green and many more have stepped up to microphone after a day on the beach at one of the most unique, personal and exclusive music events in the world.

Grammy nominated Shamekia Copeland and Zac Harmon will be joining Dana and her house band to head the line up so far…

The Cotton House, the islands chic boutique hotel is the perfect bolthole for your stay. Breezy, colonial style bedrooms are scattered amongst the palms of immaculate Caribbean gardens giving way to a perfect beach and glistening seas. The elegant Verandah Restaurant offers tantalizing cuisine with a Caribbean twist whilst The Beach Café gives guests the opportunity enjoy ‘feet in the sand’ dining and a mouthwatering selection of lobster, ceviche and exotic salads topped off with homemade ice creams and sorbets.

As the sun sets on another perfect day, guests can make their way to world famous Basils Bar*, indulge in a sundowner and listen to the mesmerizing music of world famous Blues players, set against the bewitching backdrop of this magical island..

Where to stay?

Red Savannah offer 7 nights at The Cotton House Hotel in a Garden Cottage, from £2,500 per person based on 2 sharing on a bed and breakfast basis. This price includes, flights, transfers and accommodation from London Gatwick to Mustique via Barbados. For further information and reservations please call Red Savannah on (0)1242 787 800 or visit www.redsavannah.com

A pop up ‘Basils’ ran at The Goring for the Royal Wedding celebrations in 2011 and Basil himself, was the Ambassador for St Vincent and The Grenadines at the UK’s Olympic Games.

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Experience a Blissful Stay at Bliss Surfer Hotel

October 29, 2014 on 11:15 am | In Asia, Beachbooker, Indonesia, Surfing Resorts | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowFind our little surprises here in the heart of Legian – Bali

As the first surfing themed hotel in Bali, Bliss Surfer Hotel provides the best service for all the guests. Some guests often stay in Bliss Surfer Hotel for quite a long time (15-30 days) as they enjoy the service and care provided in Bliss Surfer Hotel. With this long period of staying, Bliss Surfer Hotel will upgrade them to receive VIP treatment.

Another unusual service offered by this thematic hotel is birthday and honeymoon surprise. Guests are welcomed to ask for birthday surprise for their beloved ones to the team. The whole team will sing happy birthday to the birthday guest, on breakfast time or personally to their room, and give them a birthday cake. In Bliss Surfer Hotel, every guest is treated like family so that they can feel like they are at home.

As a sign of Bliss Surfer’s appreciation for their surfer guests, they are also promoting a new offer. Just by showing your personal surfboard upon your booking, Bliss Surfer will give you a special discount for your room booking.

Unlike other hotels, Bliss Surfer Hotel offers something different. The hotel carries a Surfing concept so that you will find lots of surfboards all around the hotels. Though its location is not exactly beside the Legian beach, this hotel provides a lounge completed with beach sand for you to chill out.

Talking about facilities, Bliss Surfer Hotel accommodate their guest with not only unique rooms with spacious balcony, but also swimming pool, floater sand, Bombora Bar & Restaurant, Rip Curl Store and also Wave Senses Spa which provides 5 stars treatment. Some night events such as Pasta Night, BBQ Night and Satay Night are also held weekly in Floater Sand. Guests who do not feel like going out can spend their time around Floater Sand and enjoy these tasty food prepared by our team.

Want to make a reservation or have a question for us? Kindly contact at Tel: +62 361 767 222 or E-mail to info@blisssurferhotel.coM

Bliss Surfer Hotel
Jln Sriwijaya No. 88, Legian
Bali – Indonesia
www.blisssurferhotel.com

About Bliss Surfer Hotel

Bliss Surfer Hotel is targeted at people who are young or young at heart, who enjoy theme holidays, and are not afraid of having fun. Its colorful interiors remind people to not take life too seriously and that life is full of variety, while its surfing theme brings the beach and the ocean to the guests. Bliss Surfer Hotel opened its colorful and carefree getaway to the public in February 2012 and has delivered a fun and excitement of a beach vacation through a surfing theme.

About Avilla Hospitality

Avilla Hospitality is an innovative player in its field and has a vision to be a leader in innovation and continue to inspire. Established in 2010 and has inspired and managed 11 brands, including Le Jardin Boutique Villa – the boutique villa in high end segment, Berry Amour Villa – the private & romantic villa, dedicated for honeymooners & couples, Alindra Villa – the private historical villa with Indonesian culture, Kokonut Suites – the classy dream suite with greenish shades, Bliss Surfer Hotel – the first surf themed hotel in Bali, Berry Hotel – the value for money hotel to meet & relax, Loft Legian Hotel – the value for money hotel with urban lifestyle concept, Berry Biz Hotel – the business themed hotel in Bali, Cozy Stay – the studio apartment for long stay guests, Bale Udang – the authentic of Indonesian cuisine restaurant, and Taman Air Spa – the high end spa and self-pampering. Visit www.avillahospitality.com
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Key West — End of the Road

October 28, 2014 on 12:16 pm | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Florida, Miami, The Keys | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowKey West — End of the Road: Mile Markers 4 to 0

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Located closer to Cuba than to Miami, Key West is Florida’s independent and irreverent southernmost subtropical paradise. A unique confluence of history, climate, natural beauty, cultural diversity, architecture and unabashed romantic appeal make the island a destination far removed from the everyday world.

Key West’s balmy climate, historic structures and anything-goes ambiance have long provided a refuge for writers, artists and free spirits seeking a place to soothe and satisfy the mind, body and soul.

Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost and Jimmy Buffett are just a few of the famous who discovered solace and inspiration in the island city. So too did Bahamian wreckers, commercial fishermen, spongers and Cuban cigar makers.

In fact, Key West’s Bahamian and Cuban heritage is evidenced throughout the island in restaurants and cigar shops, museums and accommodations.

For intimate lodging, the island provides a bounty of bed and breakfasts with architectural qualities evoking eras past, while lavish resorts offer modern services and amenities amid grander surroundings.

Residents and visitors to the island actively participate in sightseeing, outdoor and maritime activities, and shopping by day, and then become part of the sunset celebration held each evening at Mallory Square, when tightrope walkers, jugglers and animal acts strive to top a more captivating performer — the fiery sun settling into the Gulf of Mexico.

Visitors to Key West can pet a shark, explore a curiously comforting cemetery, tour Hemingway’s former home and other attractions, discover the riches of a spectacular salvage expedition and enjoy exceptional cuisine. Island beaches offer ample sunning and watersports opportunities, while beneath the surrounding turquoise and cobalt waters, historic shipwrecks, a living coral reef and myriad marine plants and animals entice those eager to explore.

For anglers, billfish beyond the reef and permit and tarpon on the flats are just a few of the local game fish that offer challenging displays of strength.

At night, the stars illuminate assorted entertainment opportunities including jazz clubs, piano bars, drag shows and saloons. Theatrical stagings at area playhouses feature Broadway-quality performances.

The island is accessible via Key West International Airport, which is serviced by American/American Eagle, Delta/Express Jet, United/Silver Air, JetBlue/Silver Air, US Airways and others.

Key West also can be reached by flying into Miami International Airport and driving from the mainland down the Overseas Highway — designated an All-American Road under the National Scenic Byways program — or by ferry from points on Florida’s west coast.

For more information about Key West, visit the Key West Chamber of Commerce website at www.keywestchamber.org  or call 1-800-LAST-KEY (800-527-8539).

For additional Florida Keys & Key West travel information, including electronic brochures and videos, visit the Keys website at www.fla-keys.com .

For personal service, call toll-free, in the U.S. and Canada, 1-800-FLA-KEYS (800-352-5397).

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Enjoy The Ultimate Cosy Countryside Christmas With Natural Retreats‏

October 28, 2014 on 12:13 pm | In Beachbooker, Cabinweb, London, Scotland, United Kingdom, Wales | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowWhat could be more festive than returning home after a bracing country walk, only to be greeted by a roaring fire and a hamper full of home-baked treats? Perhaps a Christmas tree laden with gifts and twinkling fairy lights? Natural Retreats offers guests the ultimate festive family experience this holiday season, creating a welcoming winter wonderland with their beautiful self-catering properties.

The Natural Retreats properties are the ideal setting for a family Christmas, with charming self-catering cottages and lodges in some of the UK’s most picturesque locations. Right on the doorstep, a coastal Cornish Christmas in the delightful village of Trewhiddle, or a rural holiday in the idyllic Yorkshire Dale are a festive change of scene without having to journey too far from home.

The properties are fully decked out with all the finest festive trimmings. A lavishly decorated tree will delight guests young and old, while sparkling fairy lights add a sense of occasion to proceedings. Roaring fires, cosy blankets and an array of festive decorations create a warm, festive haven away from the cold outside. With some luck, a dusting of snow will make the picture-perfect settings event more magical!

Yorkshire Dales

Christmas in the Yorkshire Dales is an experience unlike any other. Floor to ceiling windows make these properties wonderfully comforting and cosy, as guests can snuggle up in the warmth of the lodge, while still enjoying the views of the crisp winter weather outside. The whole family can settle down under layers of blankets, freshly brewed mulled wine in hand, and enjoy a cinema screening of all the season’s classics. Plasma screen televisions provide hours of festive entertainment, while bookworms can curl up by the fire with their favourite holiday read.

Local attractions are well worth a visit, with the charming nearby town of Richmond entering into the festive spirit. Sing carols in the square and peruse the charming Christmas stalls. Pick up home-made trinkets and local delicacies; the perfect souvenirs from a memorable winter break.

*5 nights in the Yorkshire Dales from 23rd December costs £1,158, at a price of £58 pppn based on 4 sharing

John O’Groats

Head to the northernmost point of the UK for a wonderfully wintry Christmas. To combat the chilly weather outside, the properties’ traditional wood-burners ensure the cosiest of settings for a round of seasonal charades or a post-turkey snooze, while comfortable interiors make for great lazy days.

John O’Groats proudly boasts the Natural Retreats storehouse, where lucky guests can stock up on the finest local produce. From freshly-baked bread to delectable local cheeses, guests can purchase endless ingredients for a sumptuous Christmas feast. The storehouse is the ultimate source of seasonal provisions, while fully-equipped kitchens back in the properties enable guests to whip up a traditional roast with all the trimmings.

With an abundance of activities in the nearby area, guests will not be short of things to do beyond the comfort of their holiday home. Clay pigeon shooting in Caithness is a wonderful activity for a winter’s day, with the nearby school catering for all levels of participant. Spend the day on a picturesque family-owned farm enjoying the endless views across the neighbouring rural idylls. A great way to spend time together and enjoy the great outdoors, clay shooting is a fun festive experience for the whole family.

*5 nights in John O’Groats from 23rd December costs £707, at a price of £35 pppn based on 4 sharing

Cornwall

Christmas by the sea will delight guests young and old. Wrap up warm for a coastal walk and explore the quaint local fishing villages. Back in the Natural Retreats properties, enjoy a steaming mug of hot chocolate and curl up by the fire. These Cornish properties, part of the Handpicked by Natural Retreats portfolio, are a range of beautiful, privately-owned homes, where lucky guests can enjoy the perfect family Christmas. Located in the picturesque areas of Rock and North Cornwall, these are the ultimate destination for a comfortable, luxurious festive holiday.

Trewhiddle boasts numerous delicious local eateries for those who do not want to take on the momentous challenge of cooking a full Christmas dinner. Rick Stein’s offers succulent sea food for a Christmas dinner with a difference, while charming local pubs are the ideal setting to enjoy a traditional hearty roast dinner.

The nearby village of Rock is well worth a visit, with stretches of golden sandy beaches and numerous scenic walking routes. A great place to sit, enjoy a warming drink and watch the world go by, Rock is beloved by locals and tourists throughout the year. Guests swept up in the welcoming atmosphere here can actually purchase their own Natural Retreats property, making this scenic Christmas destination an annual treat! Purchase your very own slice of England’s most charming coastline with the various luxury properties for sale, starting from as little as £235,000 for a 3 bedroom residence.

Upon arrival, (as with all the Natural Retreats properties) guests will be greeted by a delightful home-made hamper packed full of festive treats, from Christmas pudding to festive crackers. All the classic favourites are there to ensure guests are swept up in the Christmas atmosphere from the very moment they cross the threshold.

*5 nights in Trewhiddle from 23rd December costs £908, at a price of £45 pppn based on 4 sharing


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