A fantasy island

A pirate’s hide-out in the Seychelles has been reborn as a $5,000-a-night retreat

One of JetSmarter’s private jets

The £100 private jet

A private jet-booking app offers seats for a fraction of the usual cost, but can it succeed where others have failed?

Le Domaine des Etangs
©Guillaume de Laubier

Hotel insider: Le Domaine des Etangs, France

The daughter of one of France’s wealthiest men has turned his former holiday home into a lavish retreat

A dinner party at the temples of Bagan in Myanmar

Where’s the party?

The super-rich are staging ever more lavish events overseas — and flying all their friends out too

The ship True North and its helicopter
©Ken Kochey

Exploring the Solomon Sea

The islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea receive few visitors but a luxury cruiser, complete with helicopter, now allows adventurers to explore

Discreet luxury in Klosters

One of the most remarkable chalets in the Alps offers a retreat from the hubbub of the World Economic Forum, writes Tom Robbins

The barrel sauna at Le Grand Joux
©Stephen Hyde

Off-piste and off-grid at Le Grand Joux

A new luxury ski chalet in the French Alps is difficult to reach, but a true wilderness experience

Joan Didion for Céline

Spring Summer 2015’s celebrity campaigns

Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein, Joan Didion for Céline and Marine Vacth for Miu Miu: the ads include a dynamic offering

The sailing yacht Elena in full flow
©Alexis Andrews

No ordinary sailing holiday

Even complete novices can experience some of Europe’s most celebrated regattas. Claire Wrathall joins the crew

Out with the hunting and shooting set

A new package offers the chance to be whisked by helicopter from London to live a ‘Downton Abbey’ experience for a day

Snorkelling in Antarctica

Don’t just watch penguins from your cruise ship – now you can dive in and swim alongside them

Andy Murray, hotelier

The tennis champion launches his new venture – a luxury hotel near his Scottish home town of Dunblane

A Davos for dudes

Snowboarding combined with networking, at a new resort in the wilds of Utah

Under African skies

A new lodge provides a luxury base to explore the striking terrain and wildlife of southern Ethiopia

Russia’s billion-dollar ski resort

A remote and ramshackle mountain village has been transformed to host February’s Winter Olympics

Five-star Courchevel

A grown-up, bling-free version of luxury in the Alps

Spain’s paradors: simplicity for the soul

A new hotel suggests a venerable chain is responding well to tough economic times

Sail of the century

In our era of industrial-scale cruise ships, the Sea Cloud is about to embark on a series of trips powered entirely by the wind

Superyachts get a sporting refit

How onboard squash courts, zipwires and waterslides are turning superyachts into sports venues

Ibiza, fantasy island

With leather beds and €25,000 bottles of champagne, Ibiza’s new Nikki Beach is where the plutocrats go to party. But it’s just one face of Europe’s most diverse summer hotspot


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