Published in The Peak Malaysia, May 2012 (Click on images to read the article).
As Spring arrives, many of our friends in Europe (are jumping with joy at the end of Winter months!) are likely to be planning where to jet off to for quick beach weekend getaway. So here’s a little something unique for you with our top tips of where to stay;)
AMALFI COAST (ITALY)
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular and iconic stretches of coastline in the world. It’s simply breathtaking and extraordinarily chic. A must this Spring.
La Minervetta – In Sorrento, this cute boutique hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows and its three sun terraces are perfect platforms for admiring the panoramic views of the Bay of Naples.
Bellevue Syrene (Amalfi Coast) – built on an ancient Roman villa, this charming boutique hotel commands fantastic views of the sea and Mount Vesuvius.
Crystal-clear turquoise blue waters, quiet beaches, pine forests and great seafood may not be the first things that spring to mind about Ibiza, but the legendary nightlife is only one aspect of this absolutely charming Mediterranean island in the Balearics.
Atzaró – is a whitewashed family-run family-friendly finca hotel in central Ibiza.
Mirador de Dalt Vila – With nice views of Ibiza Town from the calming comfort of a Unesco-protected hillside, Mirador De Dalt Vila has all the warmth of a Spanish colonial family home.
With a perfectly curved bay, maze of whitewashed alleys and picturesque windmills peppering the hills to the south, Mykonos in the Aegean Islands is a must-see for any island-hopper. A long-time favourite of the jet set, it’s THE summer hotspot for toned and tanned beautiful people.
Mykonos Grace – The intimate Mykonos Grace hotel is within reach of the vibrant Mykonos Town and offers spectacular views of the Aegean and the Greek Islands.
Bill & Coo – This beachside boutique hotel in Mykonos Town offers fantastic sea-views. Incredibly hip and cool, Bill & Coo is the designer destination of choice for jet-set romantics.
Cote d’Azur is not all about Russians, bling and Hollywood show-biz. There’s the charm and quaintness found in Èze, Mougins and Saint-Paul- de-Vence that crown the cypress-dotted hills, all quaint cobbled alleys, casual cafés and ruined ramparts.
Le Saint Paul – This is a regular haunt of mine, I’ve stayed here before and eaten at the restaurant many times in this artistic bohemian Saint Paul de Vence! Le Saint Paul has original Chagalls, Picasso, adorning its silk walls, antiques and objets d’art galore, and dazzling Côte d’Azur views from its hilltop.
Cap Estel – gorgeous luxury boutique hotel mansion on a secluded peninsula snaking out into the Mediterranean sea. Heavenly!
So start planning folks… or like me dreaming…. 🙂
This has to be one of my latest favorite book collections – Chic – published by Editions Didier Millet. Enough to entice you to travel all over the world, the Chic Collection is illustrated with stunning photography and written by local experts on all things chic in hotels, restaurants, spas, shops, art galleries, places of interest and culture. It is the definitive guide to travel mixed with the handsome look of a coffee table book. So far I have Malaysia Chic, Spa Chic Asia, and Eco Chic… don’t worry my collection will expand!
For fellow dreamers, I present you the Chic Collection in its entirety: