LUXURY RESORTS

Lombok doesn’t have the glamour and ritz of Bali, but it does have better beaches and fewer tourists. For now at least, Lombok remains a peaceful haven! Located on the southern shore of Lombok island, NOVOTEL LOMBOK resort is very spread out and overlooks the beautiful white sand and turquoise bay of Kuta beach. No, […]

I love designer hotels and always admired this property ever since I did a site inspection when it first opened under the Alila umbrella back in 2007. Then the owners took it back and it became part of their boutique hotel brand, Hotel de la Paix. More recently however (2016) it became  a part of […]

  HOTEL REVIEW Australia’s qualia resort was judged the Best Resort in The World by readers in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards last year. A star on the luxury resort scene, qualia is a truly Australian resort on the Great Barrier Reef owned by the Oatley family of international yachting and wine fame. […]

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  • And here is my favourite - mocha -  a mix of local coffee from Chiapas and Mayan chocolate with a design on top that would warm the cockles of any coffee lovers heart - liquid Mayan gold and no need for sugar! #Mexico #ahcacao
  • #ahcacao chocolate cafe in #playadelcarmen has some of the best coffee chocolate and mocha I've tried anywhere, their speciality is chocolate caliente - pure melted liquid Mayan hot chocolate with spices and chile.  I'm partial to their sugar free chocolate bars - yes there's some in my bag for you @natassia_halabi that is if it makes it all the way back to LA. Forget Swiss, #Mayanchocolate has to be the best in the world! #mexico
  • Right across from the Blue Lobster on corner of Quinta Avenida or 5th Avenue is the upmarket #thompsonhotel #thompsonplayadelcarmen that has the best rooftop views in #playadelcarmen and some mad veggie tacos - ten times the street price but who cares when this is the view!