Nestled on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, guests of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort will experience a tranquil escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views. From the atoll’s most desirable locale, guests are in close proximity to landmarks such as the Hanifaru Bay, which is known for the largest gathering of manta rays globally.
The annual Readers Choice Awards was published by Conde Nast Travellers and there is quite a nice diversity among the top 10 cities in the world. Canada, Japan and Australia score big when it comes to the way of living.
Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 by traveling to the best places in Asia to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Watch fireworks from a rooftop in Taipei, participate in traditional Japanese traditions in Tokyo, soak up Halong Bay’s spectacular limestone karsts, indulge champagne sorbet and lobster on Koh Samui, or stroll through an open-air art studio on Vietnam’s Cam Ranh peninsula.
Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards have many well-known names from over the years and a few relatively new arrivals. In Europe, Six Senses Douro Valley was liked for its modern-chic rooms, while Belmond Hotel Spendido impressed with its Riviera elegance. At the top, Hôtel du Cap-Eden Roc, an inspiration for F Scott Fitzgerald, is still a place to be written about more than a century after it opened.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, announced the opening of its first property in the Kingdom of Jordan, the highly anticipated Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 207-room hotel is located in the heart of Aqaba’s newest beachside destination, Saraya Aqaba, offering guests a contemporary luxury experience in a setting that merges Jordan’s rich heritage and history through traditional architecture, sumptuous décor and magnificent surroundings.