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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A hilltop hideaway in dreamy Tuscany

A hilltop hideaway in dreamy Tuscany

The landscape of Tuscany is wonderfully romantic – undulating hillsides clad in pine trees, rambling medieval hamlets and fields full of poppies and sunflowers. It was for this reason (among others – namely the food, wine and sunshine) that my husband and I decided to get married there a couple of years ago. Our venue was…

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