In This Issue

In the Summer issue of Luxury Travel magazine we cover the 12 best value destinations right now: where to go, where to stay and the best luxury deals available. We also introduce part one of our three-part cruising special, where we unpack luxury river cruising, as well as our Golf Annual Travel Planner and Luxe-for-less deals in the Maldives. Travel alongside us and our expert travel writers to Colombia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vienna, the Greek Islands, Fiji, Bali, Tanzania, New Zealand, Queensland, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and more.

Read all about these luxury travel adventures and see more pictures with our travel features below.


St Clair's Falls, Sri Lanka
When it comes to planning a luxury getaway or adventure, the allure of discounted airfares, a weak currency against our own dollar and value-packed accommodation packages can be irresistible, even to the most discerning and well-heeled traveller...
Addicted to Maldives
Luxe-for-less // Maldives

Dianne Lechner is a personal luxury travel concierge who specialises in travel …

Destination // Vienna

Steeped in opulence and history, Vienna still manages to celebrate modernity, writes …

Destination // Colombia

While hosting an 11-day tour of Colombia, Journalist Richard McColl did his best to …

11-day itinerary // Colombia

Day 1


Arrive at the …

Destination // Greek Islands

The Greek Islands, broadly speaking, refers to several thousand islands strewn across …

City Guide // London

Here is the best that London has to offer luxury travellers right now, according to …

Yas Link, Dubai, golf
Do this // Golf

Henry Peters takes a look at some of the world’s best places to tee off, as well as …

River cruising
Get there // Cruise

David McGonigal explains the appeal of river cruising and what’s on offer from some …

Sea Dream
Get there // Cruise

SeaDream’s luxury cruising yachts offer everything the large liners provide, but on an …

Rail // Worldwide

Taking an iconic rail journey is something most luxury travellers will do at least …

tanzania safari
Do This // Safari Tanzania

The Ngorongoro Crater is a Tanzanian icon and a go-to location for a breathtaking …

Cycle QLD
Do this // Cycle

The Scenic Rim is one of Queensland’s overlooked gems. Matt Shea takes to his mountain …

Walk Japan
Do this // Walk Japan

Gary Allen gives up two wheels for his own two feet to explore the rich traditions and …

Little Nell, Aspen
Do This // Ski Aspen

Siobhan Plowman delves into the iconic Aspen opulence and one of the town’s most …

Stay here // Laucala Island

When you’re ready for an experience that exceeds luxury, why not try Fiji’s Laucala …

Stay here // The Remote Resort, Fiji

After a blissful stay at The Remote Resort in Fiji, Kelly Jane Gabriel understands the …

Family Sails in the Desert
Stay here // Family Sail in the Desert

Uluru is awe-inspiring for adults and children alike. Katrina Holden discovers a …

Amatara Resort & Wellness Hammam Ice Bowl
Health & Wellness // Amatara Resort & Wellness

When it comes to health and wellness, Thailand remains at the forefront of pure bliss …

Breakfast at billabong
Health & Wellness // Billabong Retreat

You needn’t travel far from Sydney’s CBD to escape the city buzz. Kaitlin Allen …

Jimbaran bay -68
Stay Here // Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Despite years as a tourist hotspot, Jimbaran Bay has retained its charm. That charm is …

Spicers Sangoma New South Wales
Stay here // Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Newly renovated, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a peaceful haven with plenty to offer, not …

Treetops New Zealand
Stay here // Treetops Lodge

Boasting natural finishes and active experiences, Treetops Lodge is at one with its …

Stay here // Sri Panwa

Katie Milton spends a few indulgent days at Sri panwa in a secluded corner of Phuket …

Saman Villas
Stay here // Saman Villas

A blissful stay at Sri Lanka’s Saman Villas helps Katie Milton find beauty in solitude …

Hut at night
Stay Here // The Lodge at The Kinloch Club

Renowned for its world-class golf course, The Lodge at The Kinloch Club delivers …

Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Suite life // Sydney

Why stay here?

Ovolo Woolloomooloo should stand for “fun”. This is a hotel …

Suite life // Melbourne


Why stay here? 

Crown Towers Melbourne is located in the heart of …

Intercontinental Singapore
Suite life // Singapore


Why stay here? 

Occupying a prime position in the heart of the …

SO Sofitel Bangkok
Suite life // Bangkok

Why stay here?

SO Sofitel Bangkok is cool, colourful and vibrant. The hotel …

Harbour Rocks Hotel, Sydney
Stay here // M Gallery

With 85 hotels around the world, AccorHotels’ MGallery collection is committed to …

Design Hotel Malca Mexico
Stay here // Casa Malca

The picturesque white beaches of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula might be the last place …

Chef Kondo Takahiko
Epicurean travels // Italy

As sous chef at Osteria Francescana, ranked No. 1 on the list of the World’s Best 50 …

The Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay
Culinary travels // Bali

Siobhan Plowman finds the flavours of the Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay are well- …

Megan Hess

Megan Hess is a renowned fashion illustrator and has worked with some of the world’s …

Sam Neill

The much-loved star of screens big and small, New Zealand native Sam Neill talks to …

Japan Airlines
High Flyer // Japan Airlines

Airline: Japan Airlines

Flight: JAL772

Aircraft: 777-300ER …

Turkish Airlines
High Flyer // Turkish Airlines

Airline: Turkish Airlines

Flight: TK9301

Aircraft: 330-200/300 …

Turkish Airlines Business lounge
Lounge review // Turkish Airlines

Airline: Turkish Airlines

Lounge class: Business

Airport: Ataturk …

Cathay Pacific The Haven
Lounge review // Cathay Pacific

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Lounge class: The Wing, First Class

Airport …

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