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Daily Dream – Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Fiji, Pacific Islands

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Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in the Indian Ocean

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean. (Updated 29 July 2011)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean that we feature. Contact any of the luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the top 10 best hotels in the Indian Ocean that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of the luxury hotels in the Indian Ocean at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/indian_ocean/

1

Cocoa Island Resort

South Male Atoll, Maldives

Cocoa Island is a small, private island resort designed for those seeking an easygoing, foot-in-the-sand experience. The rich, warm waters and bountiful coral also promise some of the world’s best beaches, snorkelling and diving. Wake up to an empty horizon from your over-water bungalow. As evening approaches, watch a tiny fishing boat ply the cobalt ocean. Cocoa Island offers indulgent therapies,Yoga, diving, gourmet cuisine and exciting excursions.

98% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

2

Anjajavy L’Hotel

Madagascar, Indian Ocean

Tucked away in a 400-hectare reserve, the Anjajavy peninsula is a paradise for nature and sea lovers. In an exceptionally rich location where the fauna, flora and ‘tsingy’ reflect the diversity of the ‘red island’, the hotel consists of a beautiful ensemble of rosewood villas, each with a spacious terrace, overlooking the breathtaking beaches and beautiful bay. Absolute tranquillity in a truly welcoming setting.

98% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


3

Banyan Tree Maldvies

Maldives

Cast away on the main atoll in the paradisiacal Maldives archipelago, you experience a sense of magic and romance at the quintessential Maldives resort, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Enjoy the best of Maldives on land and in the water as Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru offers up the best of all worlds including one of the best house reefs in the Maldives that is easily accessible from your villa.

96% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


4

Baros Maldives

Male Atoll, Maldives

On a small private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean is Baros Maldives Hotel, a heavenly Eden overlooking a glistening blue lagoon. Cool, secluded villas with palm thatched roofs are either over water or facing the beach while a PADI diving centre, a spa with a tranquil water garden, several restaurants overlooking the sea and gentle sea breezes are all ensure a holiday in paradise.

95% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel



5

Villas Valriche Experience

Bel Ombre, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The Villas Valriche lie in a conservation area on the south-west coast of Mauritius, where Nature is at its most beautiful, with fascinating and exotic fauna and flora, and where mountains carpeted with tropical colours lie to one side and the blues of the lagoon to the other. Villas Valriche: a unique setting for holidays featuring personalised service and constant pleasure, a great place for the whole family.

93% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


6

One&Only Le Saint Geran Hotel Belle Mare

Bell Mar, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Incomparable and distinguished, One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in the silver white sands of its own private peninsula. Here, under the gentle sway of thousands of coconut palms towering over immaculate gardens, Mauritian influences reign supreme. A sheltered lagoon provides calm waters for an array of complimentary water sports ideal for adults and children alike, while the One&Only Spa offers a privileged sanctuary of quiet pampering with its own private lap pool.

91% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel



7

The Oberoi, Mauritius

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The Oberoi captures the spirit of the island in a resort that combines its abundant natural beauty with refined luxury. The resort is located in 20 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens with a 600 meter oceanfront. Villas with private swimming pools and luxury pavilions offer panoramic views of the ocean. Marble bathrooms with sunken tubs overlook private walled gardens. The resort offers a range of water sports and recreation like wind surfing, water skiing, diving and sailing.

90% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


8

Chateau De Feuilles

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Surrounded by the wonders of the crystal blue ocean and quietly nestled amidst swaying palm trees, birds of paradise, exotic orchids and colorfull tropical flowers. le Chateau de Feuilles offers an unrivalled level of style and service.

90% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel



9

North Island

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

North Island offers our guests a rare slice of tropical island magic and exclusive 450 square metre Villas, that are located on a pristine beach with service tailored to suit your needs and preferred lifestyle. Our kitchen staff tend the vegetable and herb gardens prior to harvesting to provide only the freshest food combinations to reach your table in the dining environment of your choice – whether on the beach, restaurant or Sunset Bar.

89% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

10

Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island, Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Frégate Island Private has just 16 villas and one Presidential Villa, accommodating only a selected number of guests at any one time and thereby ensuring the island remains exclusively the realm of its guests – no day visitors are allowed. Positioned to guarantee ultimate privacy, each villa is built of native mahogany and clad in rich African Chamfuta Teak wood, blending harmoniously into its natural surroundings.

87% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


Daily Dream – Shalimar Spice Garden

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Shalimar Spice Garden

Kerala, India

Luxury Hotels Kerala

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Daily Dream – Hotel Gault

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Hotel Gault

Quebec City, Canada

Luxury Hotels Quebec City

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Daily Dream – Hotel Principe Di Fitalia

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Hotel Principe Di Fitalia

Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Luxury Hotels Siracusa

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Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 luxury hotels in Mauritius. (Updated 26 July 2011)

Drake & Cavendish show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels in Mauritius that we feature. Contact any of the luxury hotels in Mauritius for their best prices and special offers.

In addition to the top 10 best hotels in Mauritius that we’ve featured below, you can also see a complete list of the luxury hotels in Mauritius at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/indian_ocean/mauritius/

1

Villas Valriche Experience

Bel Ombre, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The Villas Valriche lie in a conservation area on the south-west coast of Mauritius, where Nature is at its most beautiful, with fascinating and exotic fauna and flora, and where mountains carpeted with tropical colours lie to one side and the blues of the lagoon to the other. Villas Valriche: a unique setting for holidays featuring personalised service and constant pleasure, a great place for the whole family.

93% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

2

One&Only Le Saint Geran Hotel Belle Mare

Bell Mar, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Incomparable and distinguished, One&Only Le Saint Géran nestles peacefully in the silver white sands of its own private peninsula. Here, under the gentle sway of thousands of coconut palms towering over immaculate gardens, Mauritian influences reign supreme. A sheltered lagoon provides calm waters for an array of complimentary water sports ideal for adults and children alike, while the One&Only Spa offers a privileged sanctuary of quiet pampering with its own private lap pool.

91% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

3

The Oberoi, Mauritius

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The Oberoi captures the spirit of the island in a resort that combines its abundant natural beauty with refined luxury. The resort is located in 20 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens with a 600 meter oceanfront. Villas with private swimming pools and luxury pavilions offer panoramic views of the ocean.  Marble bathrooms with sunken tubs overlook private walled gardens. The resort offers a range of water sports and recreation like wind surfing, water skiing, diving and sailing.

90% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


4

Le Touessrok Hotel And Spa

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

The resort is set on a beautiful stretch of white-sand coastline overlooking the tranquil Trou d’Eau Douce bay. On the mainland are the suites and rooms, pools, restaurants and bars, Givenchy Spa, tennis and the kids club. Suites and rooms are situated on the mainland in the Hibiscus and Coral Wings, with further suites in the Frangipani Wing. All are sea-facing. All guests have 24-hour personalised butler service.

88% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


5

Royal Palm Hotel

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

When you choose Royal Palm for your holiday in Mauritius, you can expect perfection from start to finish; it is undeniably the finest hotel in Mauritius. Located on the sheltered north-west coast, stretching along a pure white sandy beach, Royal Palm is a tranquil tropical haven with an uncompromising commitment to excellence. A proud member of “The Leading Hotels of the World”, it symbolizes the harmony between luxury and refinement.

88% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


6

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

Flic en Flac, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Uniquely on the island, our luxury five-star resort features the discreet opulence of private villas for all our guests. Inspired by its Indian heritage, the Maradiva experience which includes an award winning Holistic spa, haute cuisine, and a private pool in the grounds of every villa, is defined by understated elegance and impeccable service.

88% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


7

Beau Rivage

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

An aquamarine ocean, gentle waves lapping in a translucent lagoon and rustling coconut palms provide the perfect setting for Beau Rivage, a beach hotel in Mauritius where five-star opulence meets the endless white sands of Belle Mare. At this stylish beach resort, tropical elegance blends with legendary Indian Ocean hospitality to bring you the perfect family getaway and unforgettable experiences shared with those you love.

87% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


8

Le Prince Maurice

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

This luxurious five-star hotel is set within 60 hectares of unspoilt land, amidst rare and luxuriant vegetation. Protected from the winds, this peninsula is a peaceful location offering a real sensation of exclusivity and a unique emotion, an experience where spicy aromas blend with the perfume of the warm ocean.

86% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel


9

Hilton Mauritius Resort And Spa

Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Relax at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, trying watersports or lazing on the Indian Ocean beach. Kids love the oceanfront pool and kids’ club. Wind down in one of 4 restaurants and 2 bars or the spa. The hotel is an hour’s drive from Sir Ramgoolam International Airport and 15 minutes from Casela Nature Park.

86% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

10

The Grand Mauritian Spa & Resort

Port Louis, Mauritius, Indian Ocean

Embraced by the gently swaying sugar cane fields and the warm turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, invites you to experience the magic of Mauritian hospitality in a truly luxurious setting. A spectacular setting lends itself to rich and memorable travel experiences at The Grand Mauritian, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.

83% of TripAdvisor reviewers recommend this hotel

Daily Dream – Hastings House Country Estate

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Hastings House Country Estate

Salt Spring Island, Canada

Luxury Hotels Salt Spring Island

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Daily Dream – Los Notros

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Los Notros

Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Luxury Hotels Patagonia

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Daily Dream – Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Bansko, Bulgaria, Europe

Luxury Hotels Bansko

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Hotels to know about – Padre Burgos Castle Resort

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Located on the south-western tip of the island of Leyte is the beautiful Padre Burgos Castle Resort.  Offering true Asian hospitality, this little piece of paradise offers an idyllic beach holiday and provides the perfect base to experience amazing scuba diving and snorkelling on the house reef.

Perched at the top of a cliff overlooking the beach below, Padre Burgos Castle Resort accommodates guests in single, double and twin rooms as well as a family suite. All rooms provide luxurious accommodation and facilities. Past guest experience is exception and the hotel’s TripAdvisor reviews are really outstanding, out of 36 reviewers, 30 rate the hotel as Excellent… TripAdvisors highest rating (the remaining 6 rate as ‘Very Good’).

Facilities at the hotel include a freshwater swimming pool, bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi access across the resort.

Padre Burgos Castle Resort also benefits from a private beach which is the focal point for guests. From the beach you can dive, sail and kayak… or you can relax, unwind and enjoy a relaxing massage from their expert masseuse.
Below are some the great images you can expect from this boutique and luxurious escape from it all hotel.