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Daily Dream – Chateau De Feuilles

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Chateau De Feuilles

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Luxury Hotels Seychelles

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Daily Dream – Post Ranch Inn

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Post Ranch Inn

Carmel Valley, California, USA

Luxury Hotels Carmel Valley

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Daily Dream – The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

Langkawi, Malaysia, Far East

Luxury Hotels Langkawi

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10 of the worlds best nudest beaches

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Below are 10 of the worlds best nude beaches with some hotel recommendations of where to stay. (Updated 27 September 2012)

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

In addition to the luxury hotels featured below, you can also see a complete list of all our luxury hotels at this link: http://www.drakeandcavendish.com/luxury-hotels/

1

Red Sand Beach

Crete, Greece

Where to stay: Paradise Island Villas

Just 12 luxury & elegant villas, 12 minimalist marvels with their own gorgeous grounds & private pools, scattered between mountains and Mediterranean. Luxury villa accommodation is uniquely combined with the charm and the facilities of a 5 Star Boutique Hotel! For those wanting to take the concept of discrete luxury & personal service one step further, the majestic island of Crete may hold the answer, in the form of Paradise Island Villas – an innovative family owned and run Boutique Villa Hotel that redefines the boundaries of hospitality.

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Es Trenc Beach

Majorca, Spain

Where to stay: Palacio Ca Sa Galesa

Palacio Ca Sa Galesa offers an unprecedented concept of hospitality and service: totally tailor-made, personal and with exquisite taste. The palace has just 12 rooms, all of which are different and each identified by the name of a famous musician. On the main floor, we have communal lounges and a beautiful inner courtyard, as well as a dining room and the Monet Kitchen.


3

Cap-d’Agde Naturist Village

Carcassonne, France

Where to stay: Hotel De La Cite

Set within the circular walls of the citadel and amidst the most romantic gardens, the hotel presents each guest with a unique experience. Whether sipping wine under the towering trees or sampling some of the region’s most cutting-edge cuisine at La Barbacane, Hôtel de la Cité offers a magical mixture of the medieval and the contemporary.

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Paradise Beach

Mykonos, Greece

Where to stay: Mykonos Grand Hotel And Resort

In harmony with its awesome setting rises Mykonos Grand. A luxury beach resort inspirationally conceived to capture the essence of surrounding natural wonders and host the most welcome and appreciated guests with world class luxury. The Mykonos Grand Luxury Hotel & Suites offers the perfect setting for rare moments of romance, adventure, and excitement…and memories to last a lifetime.


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Costa Natura Naturist

Estepona, Spain

Where to stay: Kempinski Resort Hotel Estepona

Resting on the southern shores of enchanting Andalusia, embrace the spirit of Mediterranean cultural heritage and art; glimpse the essence of Moorish tradition and gaze across the waters towards the mountains of Africa – Kempinski Hotel Bahía. Offering modern luxury beyond compare, at the five-star Kempinski Hotel Bahía you will find that refined elegance and luxury is what we provide, and our services and amenities is what sets us apart.


6

Valalta Naturist Camp

Rovinj, Croatia

Where to stay: Hotel Monte Mulini

This extraordinary boutique hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Rovinj, a town with many unique attractions. The Monte Mulini Hotel is a synergy of design, functionality, harmony and elegance. An impeccable blend of beauty, luxury and cultural heritage turns each moment of your stay into something special.


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Little Banana Beach

Skiathos, Greece

Where to stay: Aegean Suites Hotel

Aegean Suites Hotel is a hidden retreat, synonymous of private Residential Luxury with Mediterranean island architecture and an exclusive air of personal service, attention to detail.Superb sea views, modern art and tranquility unite at Aegean Suites Hotel, an intimate, exclusively Adults only, all-suite hotel, overlooking the Aegean Sea.


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Bolonia Beach

Cadiz, Spain

Where to stay: Barcelo Sancti Petri Hotel Cadiz

An exclusive, avant-garde style hotel, right on the seafront at “La Barrosa” beach. If offers 191 luxury rooms, most with views of the sea or its tropical gardens, 3 themed Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. Relax in its extensive 3,650-square metre Spa & Wellness Center, with different thermodynamic swimming pools, sensations showers, saunas, Turkish bath, Roman thermal bath, etc., and practise your swing on the local golf courses.


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Plage de Pampelonne

St Tropez, France

Where to stay: Chateau Hotel de la Messardiere

The exclusive Château de la Messardière is Saint-Tropez’s largest hotel, featuring a Spa, gourmet restaurant and poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery and magnificent 25-acre grounds. Chateau de la Messardiere’s heated pool offers breathtaking view over the Bay of Saint-Tropez; of quasi-Olympic dimensions (24m x 12m), the hotel’s mirror pool is heated to 28° allowing guests to bask on comfy and stylish sun loungers and couches set around the vast solarium.

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Grand Saline Beach

St. Barthelemy, Caribbean

Where to stay: Hotel Le Toiny

Privacy and exclusivity have always been the defining characteristics of l’Hôtel Le Toiny. Situated in the area of the island referred to as Côte Sauvage, the 15 pastel-colored bungalows, called Villa Suites, are set on a gentle slope overlooking the bay of Toiny and the Caribbean Sea. Each is surrounded by tropical vegetation, has its own gated entrance and a red mailbox flag that serves as a “Do Not Disturb” sign. It is this emphasis on privacy that has always seduced our clients who are looking for a unique and privileged place.

Daily Dream – Kasbah Tamadot

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Kashbah Tamadot

Marrakech, Morocco

Luxury Hotels Marrakech

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Top 10 Best Hotels in the Maldives

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Below is the Drake & Cavendish Top 10 best hotels in the Maldives. (Updated 26 September 2012)

We last published our top 10 Maldives hotels back in December and since then we have 3 new luxury hotels that have made it onto the list; Gili Lankanfushi Maldives comes in at number 5,  Anantara Kihavah Villas comes in at number 9 and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Hotel Male takes the number 10 spot. Banyan Tree remains the best rated luxury hotel in the Maldives followed by Soneva Fushi Resort and Naladhu Hotel.

We show full contact details for all of the luxury hotels in the Maldives that we feature. Contact any of the best hotels in the Maldives for their best prices and special offers.

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

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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.

Scores 4.96 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

2

Soneva Fushi Resort And Six Senses Spa

Maldives

Fringed by white sand beaches that shelve gently into the azure blue sea, legendary Soneva Fushi looks like a Robinson Crusoe idyll, however the finest creature comforts are always at hand. Its remoteness is central to its charm, offering the ultimate in barefoot sophistication for which the oft borrowed expression – No News No Shoes was coined. Welcome to a luxurious experience in which the natural reality of the destination unites understated yet sophisticated style. This is Intelligent Luxury..

Scores 4.93 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

3

Naladhu Resort Maldives

Maldives

Naladhu is designed to be as familiar as a favourite vacation home by the sea, but with surprise hints of the islands. In its soul is the spirit of the local Maldivian culture, drawing on the rich traditions of our island paradise. It is a place where everything is as it should be. Where everything is familiar – not because you’ve been here before, but because it is just as you’d imagined it to be.

Scores 4.88 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

4

Cocoa Island Resort

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.

Scores 4.88 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

5

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon. This 5-star resort is set on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi in the Malé Atoll, one of the 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. It is one of the 1190 islands that make up the Maldives.

Scores 4.87 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

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Baros Maldives

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.

Scores 4.81 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

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Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa

Maldives

Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. A short speedboat ride from Malé, this Maldives resort, infused with Maldivian village charm, has a vibrant garden island all to itself. Sail to the Resort’s Island Spa for an afternoon of natural bliss. Embark on a snorkelling shark safari, find your perfect wave at our Surf School, or cast away for a day on a Robinson Crusoe adventure.

Scores 4.79 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Maldives

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa spreads idyllically along a pristine beach and the serene lagoon. The award-winning resort, now re-launched, seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest contemporary luxuries and services. Jiva Grande Spa, an authentic Indian spa, offers a range of signature wellness experiences. A choice of gourmet cuisine, water sports, and recreation make for a complete and exclusive destination.

Scores 4.78 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

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Anantara Kihavah Villas

Maldives

The morning sun dappling the crystal clear waters of a secluded lagoon. Afternoons spent sunbathing by your private infinity pool, just steps from the ocean. An evening stroll across soft white beaches, the moonlight casting shadows on the sand. Nights spent dreaming to the sound of the waves in an overwater villa. Imagine life on a luxurious deserted island – an island of swaying palm trees and unending horizons of blue.

Scores 4.77 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

10

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Hotel Male

Maldives

With 102 spacious villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities and world-class cuisine with a real sense of discovery..

Scores 4.74 out of 5 based on TripAdvisor reviewers

Daily Dream – Desroches Island Resort

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Desroches Island Resort

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

Luxury Hotels Seychelles

Drake & Cavendish Luxury Hotel Guide

Daily Dream – Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort And Spa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Luxury Hotel Dubai

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Daily Dream – Napasai by Orient-Express

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Napasai by Orient-Express

Koh Samui, Thailand

Luxury Hotels Koh Samui

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Daily Dream – Blanket Bay Lodge

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Blanket Bay Lodge

Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

Luxury Hotels Lake Wakatipu

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