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Daily Dream – Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa

Blue Mountains, Australia

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Daily Dream – Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Daily Dream – Huvafen Fushi Spa Resort

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Huvafen Fushi Spa Resort

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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Mount Cinnamon Hotel awarded place in the Sunday Times Best 100 Hotels in the World

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Peter de Savary’s Mount Cinnamon Hotel & Savvys Restaurant had an amazing year in 2010. This uniquely beautiful 21 bedroom villa hotel with its Caribbean inspired gastro pub has won international accolades from some of the world’s best reviewers and has also managed to surpass all occupancy targets set for the year. In addition, Mount Cinnamon & Savvys have continued to receive hundreds of letters of compliments and commendation from guests, many of whom have become repeat visitors. What makes this little gem located on Grenada’s world famous Grand Anse Beach so special? Is it the beautifully designed rooms all with scenic views of the Caribbean Sea? Or maybe the fresh locally grown organic ingredients combined in the dishes at Savvy’s? Or the family approach to service which makes every guest feel pampered? The answer is not one of these reasons; rather it is all of them! 

Mount Cinnamon & Savvys Restaurant has found the right combination to cater for the discerning traveler who wants to enjoy laid back luxury! This is why the Sunday Times Magazine has added Mount Cinnamon to the 2010 List of Best 100 Hotels in the World and it is also why Mount Cinnamon has received The Trip Advisor Award of Excellence for 2010 and the Elegant Resorts Best New Caribbean Hotel for 2010.

Mount Cinnamon is looking forward to a wonderful 2011 season. Travelers from all over the world are already making bookings and inquiries about this amazing villa hotel. “Mount Cinnamon is the place to be this year,” says de Savary’s Director of Development Mark Scott. “The number of referrals we are getting from guests who have stayed with us is astounding. They are telling their friends, families and colleagues about it and there is a definite buzz about this unique, boutique property.”

Guests can choose from one bedroom haciendas or two and three bedroom villas. All of the rooms have amazing views of Grand Anse beach and all are fully self contained and offer a kitchen, washer and dryer, living and dining area, balcony, and at least two full bathrooms. In addition, Mount Cinnamon offers its guests a private beach cabana area with sun loungers, a fully stocked beach bar and grill serving delightful drinks and lunches. Guests can also dine at Savvys Restaurant which is fast becoming known for some of the best dining on the island. The food is freshly prepared by local cooks, from local organic ingredients and every table has a view of Grand Anse Beach.

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what is 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres and is 115-foot deep…?

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

… The largest pool in the world.

If you like doing laps in the swimming pool, you might want to get in some training before taking on the pool at the San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrobo, on Chile’s southern coast.

The Guinness Book of Records has named the vast pool beside the sea in Chile as the biggest in the world. It is more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million gallons of water. Its staggering dimentions are only matched by the staggering costs that go with it… cost to build: nearly 1 billion; annual maintenance: 2 million

The sun warms the water to 26c, nine degrees warmer than the adjoining sea and its turquoise waters are so crystal clear that you can see the bottom even in the deep end.

Orthlieb (nicknamed the Big Splash) in Morocco which was the biggest pool in the world is dwarfed by the San Alfonso del Mar’s pool which which is a mere 150 yards long and 100 yards wide. An Olympic size pool measures some 50 yards by 25 yards.

Chile ‘s monster pool uses a computer-controlled suction and filtration system to keep fresh seawater in permanent circulation, drawing it in from the ocean at one end and pumping it out at the other.

Fernando Fischmann the Chilean biochemist whose Crystal Lagoons Corporation designed the pool, said advanced engineering meant his company could build “an impressive artificial paradise” even in inhospitable areas. “As long as we have access to unlimited seawater, we can make it work, and it causes no damage to the ocean.”

Daily Dream – Sandals Royal Plantation

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Sandals Royal Plantation

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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Daily Dream – Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel & Resort

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel & Resort

Bali, Indonesia

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Daily Dream – Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort Tuscany

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Adler Thermae Spa & Relax Resort Tuscany

Tuscany, Italy

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Daily Dream – Hotel Antumalal

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hotel Antumalal

Pucon, Chile

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Daily Dream – Hotel das Cataratas

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hotel das Cataratas

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

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