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For a luxury holiday experience that has no match on earth, Huvafen Fushi, Male, Maldives is the island beyond paradise. The tropical island surrounded with pristine white coral beaches has been developed with first class luxury accommodations of private bungalows, beaches, swimming pools and lagoons. The developers, Per Aquum, are dedicated to sustainable development that is sensitive to the natural resources and eco-systems of the land and the sea.
Only a half an hour from the airport by speedboat, Huvafen Fushi is the place where the body and mind can relax, refresh and enjoy. Every care is taken by the professional and attentive staff to see that each guest has an experience beyond their expectations. To stay fit, there is a Yoga Pavilion, fully-equipped gymnasium and the first underwater spa in the world. The spa technologies and water therapies are cutting-edge and available in personalized programs. Water is the medium of choice for relaxing and lasting rejuvenation.
The Beach Bungalow with fresh water pool is equipped with all the things that make life easy including IDD Telephone, espresso machine, private bar, DVD with Bose surround sound and a deck overlooking the beach with a dining table. It has a private courtyard with the pool and a waterfall shower as well as an over-sized bath. The Deluxe Beach Bungalows also have a pool and a much larger outdoor living area. Both of these bungalows are decorated with designer furnishings and elegant fabric.
A Beach Pavilion with glass floors that look into the private infinity pool, open air showers and separate decks for each bedroom. In an Ocean Bungalow, the glass floors look directly into the lagoon. The rooms are open to the sea breezes with massages available in your own room. Afterwards there is an over-sized Jacuzzi bath that faces the endless sea. The feeling of being close to the sea is enhanced by the total privacy these rooms give. When the need arises, a personal butler is on call 24 hours.
The truly unique and ultimate experience is 100 meters away from the island in the Indian Ocean. The Pavilions, built on the sea can only be reached by a private wooden walkway from the island. The private infinity pool blends with the horizon. There is a bath that fills from the ceiling with a hydro body spa. There is also a personal butler ready to serve 24 hours a day.
Enjoy the water sports including non-motorized water sports and scuba diving. There is sunset fishing on dhoni a traditional boat, sand bank snorkeling and big game fishing. There is even a 65 foot luxury cruiser to sail the seas and visit other islands.
Fresh produce and other ingredients are flown in daily to the master chef and his team to prepare healthy, tasty meals. There is a juice bar and special raw and spa cuisine that is never boring. Of course, fresh sea food cooked in the flavors of Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean is on every menu to be enjoyed in a private dining room or beach. Old and New World wines add the perfect complement to each item and private wine tasting sessions with the island Sommelier can be arranged.
On the practical side, to keep the dream alive, there is foreign currency exchange available, all major credit cards are accepted, a doctor is on call, laundry and valet service as well as butler service is provided and any island assistance that could possibly be needed is ready 24 hours.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, and has an interesting mix of Greek and Turkish heritage which is reflected in the architecture, local culture and cuisine. With temperate winters and sizzling summers Cyprus holidays are a popular destination all year round, and its status as a much-loved resort means there’s no shortage of things to do whether you’re visiting as a couple, a family, or with a group of friends.
If you’re heading to Cyprus for a romantic break then don’t miss the Baths of Aphrodite. Legend has it that this is where Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, took her beauty baths, and in times gone by this was a place of fertility rites. If you’re not so keen to find out if there really is something in the water, then simply take your beloved for a romantic stroll to the nearby Fontana Amarosa (The Fountain of Love).
There are loads of family friendly hotels to choose from on the island, and many have playgrounds, kids’ pools and clubs, as well as sports facilities and family entertainment. Kefalos Beach Village in Paphos is among the best. And if you want to get out and see more of the island, why not take the kids on a glass bottomed boat trip? Cyprus waters are teeming with sea life.
In fact, wildlife flourishes on this peaceful Mediterranean island, and nature lovers will be in their element, whether admiring the wild landscape of the Akamas Natural Park or taking a dolphin-seeking boat tour in Ayia Napa.
If you’re looking for nightlife, then a holiday to Aiya Napa will not disappoint. Over the last few years this thriving hotspot has earned itself a reputation as a party capital to challenge the likes of Ibiza and Rimini. Head to one of the famous afternoon parties at the beautiful Nissi beach or wait until dark and make your way to one of Ayia Napa’s renowned nightclubs Play or Club Fantastic.
Location: Padova – Italy
Photo: Prato Della Valle
The Prato Della Valle is the largest square in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe (though technically it’s an elliptical square). In the background is the Basilica of Santa Giustina.
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If you’re considering a trip to New York in the near future then you’ll be busy planning the itinerary for your break to ensure you can fit in all the attractions the Big Apple has to offer. A fun-filled trip can be detrimentally affected by a stay in a poor hotel, though, so it’s essential that you find a hotel that meets all of your needs. You can do this with ease by browsing through dozens of New York hotels, so when you arrive in the ‘city that never sleeps’ you’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep yourself.
Everyone has different priorities when looking for the perfect accommodation for their break, but many people will be after a bargain and this is where cheap hotels in New York will fit the bill perfectly. Securing cheap accommodation for the duration of your break can really bring the cost of your holiday down and might even enable you to spend more time in your chosen destination or treat yourself to a couple of souvenirs to remember your trip by.
New York certainly isn’t short of great value hotels. One reasonably-priced accommodation that is particularly popular with tourists is Hotel Pennsylvania, which is one of the five largest hotels in Manhattan and home to over 1,700 rooms. This two star hotel is situated directly opposite Madison Square Garden, which is the place to see riveting sporting action with matches from the NHL and NBA.
The Ameritania Hotel, located on the corner of West 54th Street and Broadway, offers guests a little bit more luxury. This four star hotel has modern décor and a high-tech lobby. Technology is also something that comes to the fore at one of New York’s luxury accommodations, the Royalton Hotel. There, guests will be given a customised Apple iPad for the duration of their stay, giving them direct communication to room service, which is ideal if you’re in need of some refreshments. The iPad concierge program also contains ‘insider’ knowledge so that you can make your way around New York without any trouble at all.
When you’re wandering around the Big Apple there will be certain tourist attractions that you consider a must. Times Square is one part of New York that you’ll gravitate towards, simply because of the amount of attractions located there. Situated in Manhattan, Times Square is home to Planet Hollywood; both a tourist attraction and a great place to grab a bite to eat. The same can be said about the Hard Rock Café, and you’ll want to make sure that you visit both restaurants before you depart New York.
Times Square is at the junction of Seventh Avenue and Broadway, with the latter being famous the world over for some top quality theatre productions. Alongside the West End in London, Broadway in New York is at the forefront of modern theatre and if you enjoy top shows then you’ll be in for a treat. There are a number of productions for you to see on Broadway whenever you decide to visit the Big Apple, with one of the most popular shows being Chicago. Disney also has a strong presence on Broadway so you can watch a show that the whole family will enjoy.
Also close to Times Square is the Rockefeller Center, which was declared a National Historic Landmark back in 1987. The plaza is home to the Radio City Music Hall and the GE Building, which is where you’ll find the Top of the Rock observation deck. From there you can get a great view of New York that will blow you away and you can point out all the attractions you’ve already seen and the ones you’re yet to visit.
Another structure that gives you a stunning view of the Big Apple is the Empire State Building. This 102-story New York skyscraper is the tallest building in the city and is home to one of the most popular observation decks in the world. The viewing platform is always popular with tourists, so when visiting the Empire State Building you should be prepared for long queues, but it will be well worth the wait when you catch a glimpse of the spectacular panoramic views on offer.
The Empire State Building is one of the iconic images of New York that graces the front of many postcards of the city. This is also the case for the Statue of Liberty, which not only represents a city, but a whole nation. Situated on Liberty Island in the New York Harbour, the Statue of Liberty is an awesome structure and provides you with a photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss. The statue is open to the public and you can climb the staircase to the crown by reserving a ticket, something you can do up to a year advance; so you have no excuse to miss out.
Once you’ve visited New York’s iconic attractions, tourists interested in the history of the city will want to check out some of the museums. Culture vultures will be in their element at the Museum of Modern Art and a visit there will be enjoyable for the whole family. The Interactive Kids Museum allows children to take a hands-on approach and should be on the itinerary of any family’s trip to the Big Apple. Adults, especially those in need of retail therapy, will want to visit the world renowned Macy’s Department Store, where you can really shop till you drop!
New York is an incredible tourist destination and there are plenty of things for all visitors to the Big Apple to enjoy. Something that all visitors to New York have in common is that they want a great hotel to stay in and whether you’re looking for great value hotels, luxury hotels or both, you can find your ideal accommodation for your Big Apple break online.