Travel

A Legend Reborn: The Datai, Langkawi

If you’re lucky, once in your life you come across a hotel that’s so special, you want to keep it a closely guarded secret. The Datai is such a place. And while Langkawi, the archipelago of 99 islands just off the coast of Malaysia, is not exactly short of a luxury bolthole, there are at […]

Dolce Carnevale: Haute Hedonism at the Rio Carnival

The phrase “party of the year” hasn’t exactly ingratiated itself with discerning revellers over the years, referring as it usually does to the kind of shindig at which hoards  of youths gyrate along to music which resembles a persistent car alarm. The annual ball at Belmond Copacabana Palace, however – which takes place at Rio […]

Robb Reader: The Idle Rocks’ David Richards

When the sun shines in Cornwall – and it will start doing so sometimes in a couple of months – the waterfront inn former F1 boss Richards runs with his wife Karen, at the tip of the Roseland Peninsula, is as gloriously glamourous a place to soak up the rays out  as any ultra-hip Mediterranean […]

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