From flame-grilled steaks to freshly baked bagels, New York is famous for its food across the whole world. During a break to the Big Apple, experiencing some authentic New York cuisine can make your holiday utterly unforgettable - but with so much competition and choice, it's important to know where to find the most authentic New York food - here are some of the things you simply must try on your next trip, and where to find them.
Snorkelling and diving are arguably two of the greatest pleasures one can enjoy during a coast-side holiday: It brings you closer to remarkable ocean ecosystems and grants a sense of discovery which is hard to find elsewhere. Every session brings with it the chance to discover something new, be it a species of fish you've never seen before, an unusual coral formation or even a sunken wreck. The coastlines of Africa and South-East Asia are especially promising as they boast a wide variety of dynamic, interesting dive and snorkelling sites. Whether you're a newcomer just beginning to make their first tentative dips under the ocean's glistening surface, or a veteran with an insatiable love of the unique and challenging, you'll be sure to find a destination which suits you.
As we reach the peak of high summer, several destinations come into their own as ideal choices for nature lovers. Coastal and island destinations in the Caribbean and Americas are beginning to experience an ecotourism boom as ethical travellers recognise the tremendous benefits of patronising eco-friendly attractions: Think diving in unscathed coral reefs, hiking through emerald rainforests rustling with bird-song and cycling across national parks teeming with undiscovered treasures. Furthermore, the boom does not put local businesses at a disadvantage as they have come to harness the native environment's natural wonders and eccentricities sustainably. Get a head start in this rising dimension of tourism and look at just some of the exciting eco-centric destinations associated with our Partner Properties.
It's down on the south coast in an area called Bel Ombre, where the coastline, though risky to swim, is more than compensated for by being long enough for a good stretch of the legs and a wistful gaze out in the direction of Antartica.
As Easter fast approaches, many families will be making the most of the holiday by spending some all-important quality time together. If you're planning a getaway this Easter, the world's top cities offer some of the best Easter experiences for the whole family.
Across Europe, the first hints of spring are emerging. With warmer weather and lighter evenings, the appeal of European destinations is growing. Across the continent there are a number of quirky, entertaining and sometimes fascinating spring traditions that provide the backdrop for a great holiday.
While the allure of white-sand beaches, beautiful blue seas and sumptuous food are an undeniable attraction at this time of year, for those fascinated by nature, there's also the draw of exotic wildlife.
Whether you're looking for fine dining, local cuisine or family friendly restaurants this ski season in Nendaz, we've selected the top 3 recommendations that have been tried and tested.
As we move through November, thoughts inevitably turn to the lights, smells and unmistakable atmosphere of the festive period. But for those who are looking to escape the stressful planning (or maybe the weather), this time of year is the perfect period to escape the hustle and bustle of the festive crowds, and we've looked into the best destinations for a winter getaway.
The Hideaways Club is delighted to announce the launch of a new
reciprocal partnership with HotelSwaps - an exclusive hotel rooms
This means that City Members now have access to 30+ luxury hotels around the world including popular destinations such as Dubrovnik, Florence, London and Malta. HotelSwaps offer City Members standard rooms for double occupancy with options to upgrade if desired.
With fashion weeks occuring worldwide, we're focusing on city escapes as the globe's fashion capitals begin to get busier. Explore Florence like a local with our best insider tips to the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Cultured, energetic Marrakech is one of the few places in the world to have embraced modern-day living without losing touch with its exotic, medieval heritage. With bustling souks and history all around you, immerse yourself into the activities of the city.
Revel in the spirit of the season by going further afield for your Christmas shopping this year. The Hideaways Club rounds up the best Christmas markets.
As winter sets in, when the days become shorter and the nights colder, warmer destinations look increasingly tempting. From South Africa to the Indian Ocean and Bali, these hot spots are sure to warm up your winter. By George Gibb
This luscious island is dotted with beaches and lined with palm trees, and has a distinct spiritual vibe. There's a host of activities in Bali, so where to start? Here, we round up the 5 best things to do on the island - apart from basking in the sun, of course.
The Big Apple, The Capital of the World, So Nice they named it Twice - can there be a city with more soubriquets than New York? But then, this is a city of superlatives in almost every respect, and that includes its world-class culinary offerings.
There's plenty to do in Chamonix, from descending through the Vallee Blanche to hopping on board a cable car down to the Mer de Glace. Here, we handpick top three things to do in the mountaineering capital of Europe.
Ahead of the opening of your new villa in Crete, The Hideaways Club CEO Poonam Dhawan-Leach shares what to expect.
Gastronomic delights, memorable adventures, tips on tipping and insider recommendations - by a woman who knows.
To celebrate our love of golf, we are launching The Hideaways Club Golf Trophy this November in the Algarve, the glorious backdrop to some of the world's best golf courses.
Located in Italy's sunny south, Puglia has a distinct Italian character and charm, with influences from the Greeks, Spanish and the Normans. The heel of Italy is awash with a fascinating mix of golden beaches, Baroque architecture and whitewashed villages. And with summer in full swing, there's never been a better time to go.
With its maze of narrow streets and whitewashed houses cascading down to a picturesque harbour, Kalkan is one of the prettiest spots on Turkey's Lycian Coast. It's also home to some of the best restaurants on the Turkish coast.
Bali first came into prominence in the 1980s when it was a sought-after destination for A-list celebrities including Noël Coward and Charlie Chaplin. Decades later, it remains a magnet for creative people from all over the world. Here, we round up some of the island's most exciting festivals this summer.
The sprawling, busy resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland stretches out along a sunny plateau, high above the Rhône Valley. We round up the best things to do in this part of the Swiss Alps. By Maggie O'Sullivan
From an art fair in New York to a music festival in Miami, we handpick some of the world's best events this month.
Tucked away in the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, Montreaux is set dreamily along Lake Geneva. This lakeside resort has been a haunt of writers, artists and musicians including Lord Byron and the Shelleys since the 19th-century. Nowadays, it's still a tranquil getaway luring visitors with a beautiful lakeshore peppered with 19th-century hotels, a 13-th century fortress, lakeside markets and several cultural festivals, including Freddie Mercury's Montreux Memorial Day Festival and The Montreux Jazz Festival. By Trisha Andres
Valentine's Day is approaching as quickly as a winged cherub. If you've left plans to the last minute, why not whisk your partner off to a romantic weekend retreat in these delightful cities where everything from Michelin-starred restaurants and opera to exotic adventures await. By Trisha Andres
This mountaintop spa is guaranteed to unfurrow your brow and put a spring back in your step after a gruelling day on the slopes. By Trisha Andres
Dubai resident Jessica Hudson takes us on a tour of her beloved city and uncovers its hidden gems from a restaurant looking out into an aquarium teeming with sharks and manta rays, to a traditional Bedouin camp for an evening under the Arabian stars.
Neighbouring Verbier might be better known but with its wealthy terrain, fabulous slopes and authentic feel, Nendaz is equally beautiful but less frenetic. By Maggie O'Sullivan
Ring in the New Year somewhere different: from Berlin to Miami Beach, celebrate the end of the old year and the coming of the new somewhere exciting and unexpected. By Trisha Andres
Prominent art collectors and curators from the world over
will be heading to Art Basel in Miami this December. The
prestigious art fair returns next month with 267 galleries from 31
countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and
By Trisha Andres
Shaluka Sudasinghe, head chef at The Hideaways Club's villa in Maliga Kanda near Galle in Sri Lanka on culinary influences, favourite puddings and strange ingredients. "Often the most simple in appearance can be the most complicated dish to make, and for me it is the Sri Lankan hopper." Interview by Trisha Andres
Phuket is the biggest, busiest island in Thailand, but there are still a few places left in buzzing Phuket that are far from the maddening crowds. Blogger tuesdayschild road tests The Hideaways Club's Villa Layan in Phuket, Thailand and concludes that it's the perfect island hideaway.
At this time of year some of the world's most exciting cities have a special sparkle - a perfect reason to combine a mini-break with a Christmas spending spree. Here, we round up where to shop in Paris, the City of Light.
With the striking Table Mountain as a backdrop, beautiful beaches and a relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere, it is no wonder Cape Town is attracting more visitors than ever. To avoid the crowds, we've rounded up the best hidden beaches in the Mother City.
Take a trip to France, Spain, South Africa and other top regions and sample fine wines around the world before you invest. Here, we handpick some of the best wine tours, from the old to the new world.
Barcelona is full of tiny oases of calm where you can seek refuge from city stress. Leave your worries behind and give yourself over to pleasure. Our local concierge for The Hideaways Club in Barcelona, Kerry Jessop, shares her favourite spa in the bustling city.
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