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British actress and comedian Nina Wadia goes Sea-toxing at Lošinj Hotels & Villas, Croatia

Having never heard of a “Sea-tox”, I was intrigued. Will I be de-toxifying in the sea itself? Is the Spa made entirely out of seawater? Are the therapists animated Disney sea creatures and if so, will I finally turn into Ariel (my childhood dream…)?

These were my first thoughts on arriving at the Hotel Bellevue, Croatia, part of Lošinj Hotels & Villas, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

My second thought was that suddenly, I had the lungs of a superhero. This was the cleanest and sweetest air in the world. It turns out that the seawater here has an unusually high concentration of minerals, there are over 200 sunny days per year – something my London brain struggles to grasp, 1,200 species of plants – 230 medicinal – and Aleppo Pines emitting terpenes, all of which makes this the “healthiest air on the planet”. And this is before you even get to the front desk of this spa resort which is destined to be known as the jewel of Croatia’s wellbeing.

The Bellevue Spa Clinic offers a complete ecosystem of wellness, just…

A luxury destination for gourmand spirits

On the northeast of Mallorca, away from the noisy capital and the crowded beaches of the south and west of the island, we find the Grand Hotel Cap Vermell. Perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the Valley of Canyamel, Cap Vermell is a resort like no other in the Balearic Islands, a gastronomic […]

Luxury lifestyle amid stunning natural beauty

Beautiful sandy beaches, white-washed picturesque villages, and an average of 300 days of sun per year make the Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, an ideal location for a holiday. Within this region, the Golden Triangle area is strategically located between Faro, the Algarve´s capital, where stands the international airport, Albufeira, notable for its lively […]

A holistic approach to spa treatments

Holistic therapy has proved to be effective in addressing countless physical and psychological concerns. No surprise then that the best hotels in the world are bringing to their spas treatments that invite guests to go beyond the usual hour massage and explore rituals that encourage overall health and inner balance. Our Editor Julia Pasarón shares […]

Naum Spa, Andaz Mayakoba Resort, Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya on the East Coast of Mexico is home to some of the best beaches in the world; turquoise blue water,  sparkling-white sand and vibrant coral reefs. You’d struggle to find a better place to unwind and forget the stresses of everyday life. At the heart of the region, in Playa del Carmen, […]

Ideas for a romantic escapade

As we wave goodbye to the magical twinkly lighted wonderland that was Christmas and find ourselves tripping over the evergreen graveyard of wilted and sickly-looking pines discarded by the side of the road, we now have to face the year ahead. Whether you are feeling joyful and ebullient or frazzled and disenchanted (or even everything […]

Travel ideas for all to enjoy

Half-term is just around the corner. I know, just when there’s a reprieve after Christmas, many of us are faced with planning what to do in February to keep everyone in the house happy. Well, look no further; here’s our line-up of some of the best destinations to take your children for something a little […]

Bicester Village redefines luxury shopping

I must confess I don’t like shopping at all, so when I was proposed to spend a whole day doing just that in what is considered the busiest shopping outlet in the UK, I felt quite dismayed. However, Bicester Village has a VIP programme that will convince even the most reluctant of shoppers and make […]

Kuda Villingili Maldives

Located in the North of which is considered the most beautiful of the Maldives atolls, the Malé Atoll, just a 30-minute boat ride from Velana International airport, Malé, the Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives is the kind of private island where one easily loses track of time and space. Further enhancing the luxury five-star resort, the […]

Winter at the Gstaad Palace

If there is a hotel that knows how to keep its guests coming back time and again, that is the Gstaad Palace. Since it first opened its doors in 1913, this is a place that has overcome economic crises, wars and anything else thrown at it, including Covid, thanks to the determination and savoir fair […]

A winter escapade to Mauritius

Instead of spending winter freezing in cold latitudes, it is becoming increasingly popular to sneak away to a tropical destination for a week or two… especially over half term, so the whole family can enjoy a bit of winter sun instead and swap the sideline of a water-logged football pitch on a Saturday morning for […]

In Pursuit of James Bond (Part III)

The hour-drive from Lucerne allowed me to play a little with my BMW M850i xDrive, which in Sport mode delivered a seismic degree of thunder roaring for all inside and outside the car. Surprisingly agile for its size, it offers stacks of grip through the tight Alpine corners, a testament to its great chassis and […]

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