REVIEW: Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali

REVIEW: Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali

THE LOW-DOWN: Spa Village Resort Tembok is a luxurious 31-room resort in Singaraja, in northern Bali, far away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud and Seminyak. Despite being the second largest city on the island, the palm-tree-lined streets here are quiet and peaceful. The resort itself is also peppered with palm trees and has a…

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REVIEW: Super-swanky Katamama Hotel, Bali

REVIEW: Super-swanky Katamama Hotel, Bali

WHY STAY? Tucked away behind the bustling streets of Seminyak – the grown-up neighbour to Bali’s party centre of Kuta, at the southern end the island – is where you’ll find Katamama. It’s a boutique hotel complete with 57 generously-sized suites, a 24-hour gym, an island-inspired spa; plus, a tropical garden, pool and open-air bar.…

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Luxury on a new level in the Maldives

Luxury on a new level in the Maldives

The Maldives is a dream destination and one of the most Instgrammed places on earth, a swathe of tiny coral islands (1,192 to be precise, grouped into 26 ‘atolls’) that boast pristine beaches and year-round sunshine. A few months back, my husband, Tom, and I escaped here for an indulgent week-long break, booking into one of…

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Mixing It Up: Mumbai’s Best Bars

Mixing It Up: Mumbai’s Best Bars

Singapore gave us the Singapore Sling, NYC is the birthplace of the New York Sour and London gave us The Collins, the popular gin-based tipple created by John Collins, a bartender who worked in Mayfair in the nineteenth century. But there’s a new hotspot on the cocktail scene: Mumbai. The city’s bartenders are shaking up a storm,…

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