Bahamas

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BEAUTY THAT MAKES TIME STAND STILL

Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits on a mile-long stretch of ivory beach and sparkling clear waters of Emerald Bay on the island of Great Exuma. Recipient of the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, this sun-kissed tropical Bahamas resort has a family friendly, low-key attitude that immediately puts guests at ease. From unrivaled sport fishing, fly fishing, diving and snorkeling from the Grand Isle Resort beach to exquisite cuisine and sublime spa services, this relaxing resort just a one-hour flight from Miami exudes authentic Bahamian style.

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SET YOUR SIGHTS ON AN EXUMA ADVENTURE

No visit is complete until you’ve taken a swim with Exuma’s world-famous swimming pigs. An experience you will never forget.

Great Exuma is all about life on and in the water. It’s the stunning beauty of the Exuma cays and the amazing creatures that call it home. From snorkeling and diving among vibrant coral reefs to championship golf with ocean views and world-class fishing, you’ll enjoy endless opportunities to explore Great Exuma’s unrivaled natural surroundings and local culture.

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Great Exuma’s beaches are breathtakingly beautiful. Just a short walk from Grand Isle Resort, the family-friendly Coco Plum Beach is a low-tide favorite for shelling.

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From the architecture and interior design to a host of modern conveniences and thoughtful touches, all of the one to four bedroom villas at Grand Isle Resort & Spa offer luxury, quality and extraordinary value in Great Exuma.

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The resort’s spacious oceanfront and resort view villas feature luxury amenities including custom furnishings, private balconies or patios with sweeping views of turquoise waters, a pristine golf course and gardens that make Great Exuma a nature-lover’s tropical paradise. Individually decorated, the villa interiors are well-appointed with gourmet kitchens and wireless Internet.

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Opening Boutique Hotel Sant Jaume

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Opening in June 2017

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The Sant Jaume Boutique Hotel stands in the heart of the old quarter of Palma on one of the city’s oldest streets nestled between two important historic buildings: the Church of Sant Jaume and Santa Magdalena Convent. Both are examples of fifteenth-century Gothic architecture still preserved on the island.

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The hotel occupies a house dating from the eighteenth century. On the ground floor, you will find the reception, hallway, lobby, restaurant, cocktail lounge and spa. The hotel rooms are on the three storeys above it. The fourth floor provides a sundeck with a plunge pool, designer loungers, showers and stunning views of the old quarter and the cathedral. From here our guests can marvel at life in Palma from up high.

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INDOOR WELLNESS

Space with natural light set aside for relaxing and balancing the body and mind. Located on the first basement floor, it can be accessed directly from the hotel’s main floor or directly from the rooms. We offer a variety of treatments designed to revitalise guests, based on age-old therapies and philosophies using modern techniques. All the treatments are prepared using top-quality organic products. You can also book private yoga and Pilates classes.

• Heated pool with jet • Finnish sauna • Contrast shower • Relaxation area with loungers  • Double cabin for treatments and massages

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OUTDOOR WELLNESS

Sant Jaume offers the possibility of receiving massages on the hotel sundeck and in suites with a private terrace.

FITNESS AREA

The area is in a 30 m2 room on the hotel’s first floor where you will find the equipment you need to enjoy a workout. The hotel has devised a running route for guests next to the sea if you would like to round off your routine outside. We also offer a personalised training service.

SUNDECK

The sundeck is on the hotel’s fourth floor. It is a private refuge for our guests where they can marvel at life in Palma from a height. It affords stunning views of the city’s old quarter and cathedral. Its superb location allows you to soak up the sun’s energy during the main part of the day. There is a plunge pool, shower area and loungers. We also provide a drinks and massage service to ensure you can really switch off completely without leaving the hotel.

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BARTOMEU MACERADOS & CO.

At BARTOMEU we have revived the tradition and artistry of an age-old technique: maceration. We only use natural products and the best distillates in this process. By macerating we can again offer classic cocktails with a personal touch and a surprising range of colours. Infusion, maceration, memory: the spirit of a vermouth bar combined with the elegance of a cocktail lounge.

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SANT JAUME BREAKFAST

A classic scene with product as the star again. You can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with regional specialities and a philosophy focused on the endless ways of preparing eggs. Tomeu also provides a distinctive touch with signature dishes specially designed for such an important meal.

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The St. Regis Mardavall

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The Tramuntana Mountains, the luxurious marina of Puerto Portals and the Mediterranean Sea, frame the unique St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, set on the southwest coast of the Balearic Island, close to its capital Palma.

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Most of the spacious elegantly guest rooms command spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the dining experience ranges from intimate indoor venues to amazing sea view garden settings. Whichever of the 133 rooms you wake up in, the first sight to greet your eyes as you look out over your private terrace will be the azure blue of the sea.

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Built in the style of a grand Spanish mansion, the elegant property is characterised by a majestic driveway, intimate courtyards, impressive arches, big lawns, and lovely fountains. The rooms and central facilities are housed in four, interconnecting ochre-hued stone buildings, that are set in magnificent, lush mediterranean gardens facing the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The St.Regis Mardavall is a beautiful place to stay on the magical island Palma de Mallorca. We visited the hotel for few days and it was absolutely amazing, from the arrival, welcome, service, friendly staff and the perfect butler service. Thank you so much for having us stay with you.

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Equestrian Lifestyle

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This month we share with the lovely blogger from Equestrian Lifestyle her exciting experience she made on her very first Horse Safari in South Africa.

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My ride for the day was Lulu, a big black gelding and really sweet. I was in a group with all the pro’s, some of them are here for the 15th time!! Can you imagine? The approach to horse riding is completely different in South Africa, way more relaxed, loose reins and you just go with the flow. As a dressage rider, I am used to controlling the horse’s movements all the time, but after one second with Lulu, I was thinking “whatever”, just go with the African swing.

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After 5 minutes we were in the middle of a group of giraffes, truly impressive! The giraffes were so used to the horses and we even had time to take the best giraffe selfie ever! It didn’t take long before we were cantering, it was just amazing to canter for such a long time.

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We rode for 3 hours and already we’ve seen so many animals, zebras crossing the road only 2 meters away, a family of rhinos with a baby one, impalas, warthogs, kudus, a cobra, some dung beetles, roan antelopes, elands, wildebeest and mongoose. Truly impressive and one of the best experiences ever! 

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On our way back, we swapped the horses for the jeep and did some off road safari. The most wonderful thing to see was when we took the saddles off, the horses could run free in their natural habitat, back to the stables. That’s what equestrian lifestyle is all about.

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Visit the blog of Equestrian Lifestyle for more interesting stories.

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The Wellesley

The Wellesley, London’s finest boutique-grand hotel, overlooking Hyde Park.

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Discover contemporary luxury and traditional glamour in the heart of London at London’s finest boutique-grand hotel, The Wellesley – a Knightsbridge hotel offering discreet and uncompromising service for the discerning traveller. The hotel’s 36 bedrooms and suites have been designed with rich furnishings and sumptuous finishes, which pay tribute to the building’s 1920s history.

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We visited the luxury boutique hotel in London and arriving to The Wellesley feels like coming home, all of the staff are so kind, making you feel welcome.

With breathtaking views over bordering Hyde Park, The Wellesley Penthouse boasts four bedrooms, a boardroom and state of the art technology that fits seamlessly with the rich Art Deco furnishings.

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The sixth and seventh floors of the hotel are given over to the beautiful Wellesley Penthouse that can be enjoyed as a one, two, three and four bedroom option. With stunning views over Hyde Park this is one of the most luxurious suites in London.

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See the city in style

Step out of the hotel and straight into your chauffeured Ghost.                               The Wellesley Rolls-Royce Ghost is available to take you anywhere within a 1.5 mile radius of the hotel, one of our most favourite thing to do while staying at The Wellesley, driving classy.

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Luxury Cigar Terrace

For Cigar lovers, take the time to savour the exceptional. The private cigar terrace houses the bespoke humidor and a connoisseur’s selection of only the finest cigars. Enjoy a Montecristo, a Cohiba, or a limited edition Bolivar in the most convivial surroundings.

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The heated terrace and inviting leather seats offer the ultimate experience for cigar aficionados and novices alike, so that you can take time to savour the exceptional whatever the weather.

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It was a pleasure staying at The Wellesley, we highly recommend the luxury boutique hotel in London.  

Get In Touch

The Wellesley,

T: +44 20 7235 3535 

ROOM RESERVATIONS: ROOMRESERVATIONS@THEWELLESLEY.CO.UK

 http://www.thewellesley.co.uk