Set in the heart of Bath, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is centered around Spa Village and uniquely in the UK has exclusive access to the natural thermal mineral rich waters. The five-star hotel is well documented for its enviable privilege for this but it’s fast becoming well-known for its culinary accolade. The Dan Moon restaurant, which has been named after the chef, has been commended a three AA Rosettes, claiming its place as one of the finest places to dine in England. I went along to sample the delights.
The much-anticipated 2900-passenger Celebrity Edge cruise ship has finally arrived for her first ever European sailings, and there are two brand new ports of call to look forward to: Nauplion in Greece and Santa Margherita on the Italian Riviera. It’s not the biggest cruise liner and it doesn’t have any fancy slides, but like its namesake, it certainly has an ‘edge’ to it and appeals to the contemporary traveller. Luxurious Magazine’s Senior Reporter, Sabi Phagura, went on board to experience all it has to offer.
Brochure images of Disney characters we remember so fondly as children, give an inaccurate account of Florida. And its nickname ‘Sunshine State’ doesn’t sum it up much better either as we conjure up images of tanned fit bodies. Because away from the incredibly fun but overexposed resorts, there is much more to this least understood state as I found out during a visit to this tropical climate part of the USA.
The western and northern coast of Norway may be marked by steep mountains and fjords which have people in their millions flocking to them, but the southern part of the country is not one to stay in the shade. Blessed with sunnier climes and boasting long summer days, Norwegian’s themselves head here on holidays. Curious, I went deep under in search of food and adventure.
There’s no better place to enjoy the British scenery than by the coast and with the British weather improving each summer, there’s even more reasons to head to the sea. Home to the world’s longest pleasure pier, Southend on Sea is a town built with fun to be had at the beach by all. And it’s no different inside the award-winning Roslin Beach Hotel. With a unique blend of seaside charm and chic luxury style, this hotel is ideal for weddings, celebrations, girly weekends and romantic getaways. I went along to the Essex hotel to check it out for herself.