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News / A roundup of what's getting us talking this month

August 2022

Feed your travel curiosity as we unveil what’s getting us talking this month. From the latest newcomers to our portfolio, to curated awe-inspiring experiences that are leading the way within the travel landscape, read on to discover luxury travel worth talking about...


Newcomers to our portfolio

Corfu, Greece / The Olivar Suites

In a nutshell: An 18th century olive press is at the centre of this Greek village fantasy, where suites more akin to bungalows cleverly placed along serpentine pathways create a Corfiot hamlet feel.

Why come here: While it doesn’t bear the “adults-only” tag, it has that kind of atmosphere, elevated by the boutique-esque charms and rural authenticity that come with a family-owned property like this.

Not to be missed: The pocket-rocket spa does particularly well at the feeling of solitude, with staff doing an impeccable job of making guests feel like they are the only ones there.



Corfu, Greece / Grecotel Corfu Imperial

In a nutshell: While the manicured gardens and porcelain walkways bring Italian lakes grandeur to Corfu’s coast, the informal and personal service is still very much Greek in nature.

Why come here: A place this pretty needs to be shared, so couples wander the walkways alongside families. But everyone is equally spoilt, with cooking classes, yacht tours and no less than three beaches. 

Not to be missed: Owned by the Grecotel brand, Danilia village – where features like ‘The Durrells’ and ‘Four Your Eyes Only’ were filmed – opens its cobbled streets to a private tour and dinner as the sun sets.



Riviera Maya, Mexico / Chablé Maroma

In a nutshell: Everything’s been given the organic treatment and Mexico’s ancient ways are celebrated to the fullest in this beachside boutique hiding in plain sight in Riviera Maya. 

Why come here: Located on one of the Riviera’s best stretches of sand, Chablé Maroma is a world away from the clamour of Tulum, enticing the people who like a side of paradise with their escapades.

Not to be missed: Maroma's little black book of secrets, revealing some under-the-radar spots that are often bypassed by the tourist crowd. 




Hot property

Corfu, Greece / Ikos Odisia

In a nutshell: Ikos Resorts have a habit of making luxuries seem limitless especially when it comes to reinventing the luxury all-inclusive beach escape. Their second foray, Ikos Odisia debuts May 2023 and is already causing a stir of the island of Corfu.

Why come here: With an “infinite lifestyle” ethos, everyone is encouraged to live the Ikos way, which means no restrictions when it comes to wants and desires and nothing is hidden behind the effortlessly sleek exteriors, Michelin-starred cuisine and warm-smiled service.

Not to be missed: A friendly nudge out the door to experience the surroundings is provided in the form of a complimentary self-driven local adventure. Armed with a cultural pass, visit historical landmarks and museums, stopping for authentic Greek hospitality in a selected local restaurant - part of the resorts’ Dine Out Service.


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Travel Too Good To Miss


The Hottest Stars

 Dubai is a destination eager to attract attention, but recently it’s for all the right reasons. Applauding the city’s hedonistic culinary scene is the inaugural Michelin Guide Dubai. Worthy of a detour during anyone’s stay in this desert metropolis is the prestigious Two Michelin-starred STAY by Yannick Alléno which celebrates an epicurean menu of fine French cuisine at One&Only The Palm, and Bvlgari Resort’s Niko Romito at II Ristorante, renowned for its exquisite flavours of modern and classical Italian fare.

The Suite Slow Life

 Trundling passengers to some of the most celebrated cities in Europe, the world’s most opulent train, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, A Belmond Train Europe, will receive the addition of eight new suites next June. Gloriously restored by expert French craftsmen and designers these ultra-exclusive suites, modelled in four distinctive designs, pay homage to the diverse countryside this nostalgic train glides through. La Forêt, Les Montagnes, Les Lacs and La Campagne channel famed Art Deco designers, such as Dufrene and Lalique are complemented by plush fabrics and rich furnishings.

Silver Linings

 In a world where getting places needs to be fast and efficient, it’s important not to forget the beauty of taking the long way round. Unlocking 695 destinations in 120 countries is Silversea Cruises’ new and immersive 2024-2025 voyage collection includes an unprecedented variety of tailor-made experiences, immersive itineraries, and 25 maiden calls to inspire travellers' wanderlust. It’s the largest offering from the ultra-luxury all-inclusive cruise line and includes the inaugural season of Silver Ray and the soon to be announced Silver Endeavour℠.


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Singapore Sidecar / The Real Singapore

You haven’t discovered the real gems of Singapore until you’ve seen it from the different perspective of travelling in a lovingly restored vintage Vespa sidecar. And, that’s just what Dee, our Touring Product Manager, experienced on a recent trip to Singapore.

Once a side-line hobby and now a thriving social enterprise business channelling profits and resources to support local causes, Singapore Sidecars whisked Dee through the less travelled narrow streets of Haji Lane in Kampong Glam, a conservation enclave packed with ornate architecture, colourful artistic murals, retro collector boutiques and plenty of insta-worthy photo opportunities. Along the way she visited storyteller shophouses meeting locals who are well-known for the neighbourhood’s scents, textiles and local delicacies.

Sidecar rides can be tailored to individual interests exploring other heritage districts including Little India and Chinatown.

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