As a student, you may have been content to stay at hostels, scrimp on meals, or sleep on someone’s couch while you explored the world, but now, you have a taste of the good life. On holiday, you would like all the comforts of home – a bed with sumptuous linens, well-prepared gourmet meals, and a cozy room. You’re not alone. More than ever, travellers expect and want the best of everything during their holiday. Time is precious and a luxury holiday makes the most out of every moment. It’s the little details that count – silk slippers left at your bedside with turndown service, breakfast served in bed, and a towel warmer in the bathroom. That’s what a luxury travel experience gives you.
Luxury comes in many forms. An urban hotel may have an in-house spa, exercise facilities, and a member-only club floor. Throughout Africa, there are many luxurious tented camps that are nothing like the tent and sleeping bag experiences you might remember. Luxury camping might include a chef who prepares exquisite meals over an open fire, martinis served at sun set, and private wildlife viewing areas for guests only.
In the Maldives or Seychelles, luxury might mean a secluded villa, perched on stilts over the water, with boat-access only. Or it could be a private yacht, or a private jet, with just you and the crew onboard, catering to your every wish. Perhaps it’s one-on-one instruction on Tuscan cooking with a renowned pasta maker. What’s your idea of luxury? Go ahead and dream big.
In every corner of the planet, luxury holiday breaks are available, designed for you to sit back and be pampered with excellent service in superior accommodation. Your Travel Counsellor can put together holiday packages that meet, and exceed, every expectation.
Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia
Saturday 5th January 2008
Travel Counsellor: Jennifer O'Brien
I love to travel and explore new places; therefore I tend to usually go somewhere new each time I take a trip. However since 2005 I have been to the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, Australia on three occasions which aptly illustrates how much I enjoy this part of Australia and have found my little tropical paradise on earth.
In March 2005 after marrying my Irish husband in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia we flew direct from Melbourne to Hamilton Island with a few of our Irish friends. We rented a luxury four bedroom villa overlooking the island which came with a golf buggy (the main form of transportation on the island). Hamilton Island has the best of both worlds where you can relax in the privacy of your own villa or use any of the resort facilities. Hamilton Island has several ranges of accommodation to choose from and you are welcome to use the other resort facilities. There are several swimming pool areas including a swim up bar pool. Various restaurants are available on the... view full story
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