Romance
Five Wonderfully Romantic things to do in Shanghai

18 Apr, 2019The metropolis of Shanghai sits by an estuary of the Yangtze River and casts its many colourful lights across the water. A spectacular skyline jumps between low-lying art deco architecture and futuristic skyscrapers. Shanghai is a city forever marching upwards – a hub for luxury shoppers and careerists – where the local residents are known by the rest of China as ‘little capitalists’. And yet, the tall monuments of business notwithstanding, there’s quiet romance to be found amongst the enclosed Buddhist temples, sleepy waterways and Michelin-accredited restaurants. Here’s our selection of the most romantic things to do in Shanghai.

6 Enchanting sea-view restaurants in Mallorca

16 Apr, 2019Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, an archipelago flung seaward from Valencia’s hooked coast. With a laid-back atmosphere and rugged coastlines topped with rustic restaurants and cafes, there’s no better place to give audience to the slow waters of the Mediterranean. The island is scattered with white-sand beaches, hill towns, vineyards, monasteries and country estates. Popular amongst hikers and cyclists throughout the year, the countryside rolls under the limestone sculptures of the Serra de Tramuntana and carries the low thrum of wing-strumming crickets and songful cicadas – the perfect backdrop for time spent tasting the local wine and traditional Mallorcan food.

Culinary treats and overwater dining in the Maldives

15 Apr, 2019Way out in the Indian Ocean, many miles from the southern coast of Sri Lanka, you’ll find the archipelago nation of the Maldives. This chain of 26 atolls curls inwards and forms a jagged ring like the jaws of shark. Discover white-sand beaches and stroll like Robinson Crusoe beside the swaying palm trees. Plunge into lukewarm lagoons and deep blue waters, rolling gently over untouched coral reefs. Uncover your own private paradise, with white coral mosques and fresh seafood plucked from busy fish markets and whisked to gorgeous sea-view restaurants.

Sand and the City: A Long Weekend in Abu Dhabi

28 Mar, 2019Abu Dhabi has it all: pristine, white beaches perfect for either white-knuckle water-sports or serene sunbathing, glorious desert landscapes that soothe the soul with their natural beauty, and the city of Abu Dhabi itself, rising preeminently like an urban star from the stunning Gulf coast. Abu Dhabi is the ideal getaway for a long weekend: spend a day on a massage bed overlooking champagne dunes, relaxing on the beach drinking in the cool atmosphere, and the next in the city enjoying a decadent day and night fit for a celebrity.

Why Mallorca is a Honeymooner's Paradise

26 Mar, 2019Mallorca has been delighting visitors for centuries. From its spectacularly unique culture, combining Spanish, Arab, and even Byzantine influences, to its UNESCO heritage landscapes, every part of the Balearic island is brimming with romantic energy. No wonder our Wedding Specialist, Ana Zamora, can’t stop talking about Mallorca as the honeymooner’s paradise! We recently caught up her to talk about her role as Wedding Specialist, her take on Mallorca, and what makes the island the most intimate destination on Earth:

A whistle stop tour of Shanghai

21 Mar, 2019From the futuristic skyscraper skyline of Pudong to the historic buildings along The Bund to the ancient alleyways of the Old City, the romance of Shanghai is real. But nowhere is it stronger than in the tree-lined streets of the Former French Concession. Perennially hip, the dynamic neighbourhood blends Shanghai’s past with its present, pushing heritage homes, soup dumpling shops and vegetable stalls up alongside fashion-forward boutiques, con-temporary art galleries and the city’s latest cocktail bars.

Wellness holidays: Why you need to visit Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort and Spa

08 Mar, 2019Set deep within the mesmerizing desert landscape of Abu Dhabi, lies Talise Spa, the luxurious wellness retreat at Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa – here we explain why this is the perfect place to escape the city.

10 Unforgettable Ways To Spend Valentines Day in the UAE

30 Jan, 2019Planning for Valentine’s Day? We’ve scoured the UAE for the best romantic, scenic, al fresco and wow-worthy spots to celebrate.

Seven Unforgettable Things to Do in Mallorca

20 Jan, 2019About 40 minutes north of Palma lies the serene town of Port de Sóller, hugged on all sides by the UNESCO heritage Tramuntana mountains and looking out over the Mediterranean. Its location makes it an ideal spot for adventure, and at Jumeirah Port Sóller you can spend your morning perfecting your serve at Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy before saddling a Harley for an exciting golden hour ride along Tramuntana’s serpentine roads. Perfect for those with an adventurous spirit, here are seven unforgettable things to do in Mallorca.

An Insider’s Guide to Jimbaran, Bali

06 Jan, 2019Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Beverly Hills of Bali’, Jimbaran successfully aligns its stylish resorts with authentic local Balinese life. The laid-back coastal region is all sleepy villages and talcum-powder sands, framed by rugged limestone cliffs. From its best beaches and surf spots to what to eat, get the most out this beautiful Balinese enclave with our Jimbaran guide.

Celebrate the festive season in the sun

11 Dec, 2018The festive season always provides a dilemma: stay at home for a traditional wintry carnival of celebrations, or disappear to somewhere beautifully warm, sunny and exciting. This year, why not enjoy the best of both worlds on a balmy beach escape with festive flavour? Here’s how to have an unforgettable festive holiday in the tropics.

Discover the luxurious new Ocean Villas with longest slides in the Maldives

05 Dec, 2018Jumeirah Vittaveli’s stunning overwater bungalows in the Maldives now offer more than an awe-inspiring view. The newly revamped Ocean Villas have been refurbished with water slides so the young-at-heart can plunge straight from their room into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

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