Islands

By Rachel Ingram | 04 Jun 2019

Float therapy: Tempus discovers how the luxury Seabourn Odyssey is rebooting the traditional cruise

Luxury cruise line Seabourn doesn’t like the word ‘boat’ for a reason. Preferring the term ‘floating hotel’, each ship sleeps up to 458 guests who enjoy Michelin-sta... Read More

By Ross Forbes | 20 May 2019

Thai break: from eco-living in Koh Samui to cultural immersion in the capital

The Kingdom of Thailand is known for its fine cuisine, sandy beaches and rich cultural heritage. But what efforts is this hot-spot making when it comes to luxury travel? From my experience hopping fro... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 20 May 2019

Explorer Ben Fogle on taking his Celebrity Cruises adventure series to the cutting Edge

As one of Britain's best-known explorers, and a self-described journeyman with 30 years of world travel experience, Ben Fogle is the man to go to when it comes to finding the experiential travel o... Read More

By Tempus | 18 Apr 2019

Which of these paradise islands in the Bahamas suits your holiday style?

The Bahamas is well known for pristine white-sand beaches, vibrant culture and local delicacies, but with more than 700 islands and cays making up the Caribbean nation, ranging from lively resorts to ... Read More

By Lauren Burris Hill | 29 Mar 2019

Luxury travel and conservation come together in Mozambique’s pristine Bazaruto Archipelago

It’s as we’re cruising the shallows off Bazaruto Island that I first see it – a solitary dugong slowly grazing on the seagrass of this pristine lagoon, indifferent to our presence as... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 21 Feb 2019

Back in vogue: this year's most surprising luxury travel destinations

When it comes to this year’s top luxury travel destinations, don’t expect to see the usual suspects on any expert’s list. While exclusivity has been the most steadfast trend of recen... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 16 Oct 2018

Four Seasons Private Jet Experience's Javier Loureiro tells Tempus about living the high life

When it comes to ensuring guests get a truly bespoke holiday experience, the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience has a secret weapon in the form of Javier Loureiro, director of guest experience. From ... Read More

By Cheryl Markosky | 30 Aug 2018

Live guilt-free in a luxury eco-friendly second home

Ultra high-net-worth individuals desire private existences in exclusive places but, increasingly, they’re discovering creative ways to keep their eco-footprints light while s... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 24 Aug 2018

Heaven on earth: how to find the ultimate private paradise in Mauritius

Mark Twain famously wrote that “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius”, and it’s pretty hard to disagree. If we made a checklist for paradis... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 09 Aug 2018

Sabi Sabi Safari Lodge remembers how Nelson Mandela won a stand off with an elephant

The incredible life of Nelson Mandela – trailblazing civil rights leader, political prisoner and South African president – has been well remembered this year, with an international day of ... Read More

By Rose Adams | 23 Jul 2018

Famed hotel designer Bill Bensley opens daring Four Seasons Residence Koh Samui

Luxury Thailand hotel Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui has launched an opulent Owner’s Residence, a luxury private villa – combining the world-class hospitality of a Four Seasons Ho... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 07 Jun 2018

Musician Dougie Poynter on why he wants to encourage the UK's biggest venues to ditch plastic

Dougie Poynter is perhaps best known for his astronomical rise to fame with pop-rock band McFly, but after 15 years of touring the world's most illustrious music venues and stadiums, the bass play... Read More

By Sarah Freeman | 25 May 2018

Snorkel and spice: an expedition to some of Indonesia’s most far-flung islands

My thalassic home for the next 12 days is a traditional wooden pinisi by the name of Ombak Putih (or white wave), that’s been plying Indonesia’s pristine waters for 20 years. Fitted out wi... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 15 May 2018

Recreate Harry and Meghan's Caribbean wedding experience at the Round Hill Jamaica

Prince Harry is set to tie the knot with former Suits star Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May at the historic Windsor Castle, but could the newly-minted royal couple be jetting to Jamaica to r... Read More

By Michelle Johnson | 03 May 2018

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui on conserving Thailand's rich shoreline

When a hotel talks about ethical or sustainable tourism, visitors can often find themselves faced with a difficult decision – to ignore questionable excursion in favour of experiencing new cultu... Read More

By Scott Manson | 19 Apr 2018

If you're looking for pampering with off-the-hooks views, mainland Greece is back in vogue

Mainland Greece is back in vogue. There was a time when luxury travellers preferred the charms of islands such as Santorini for its stunning cliff-side retreats, or the gastronomic and party pleasures... Read More

By Dominique Afacan | 28 Mar 2018

These super fast yachts are providing owners with a whole new power trip

Bragging rights in the superyacht world are often tied to size. Yachts like 162m Eclipse and 156m Dilbar are the envy of many, capable of incorporating everything from helipads and swimming pools to w... Read More

By Rose Adams | 26 Mar 2018

How Palm Beach is boosting Florida’s luxury tourism market

If you’re planning a trip to Florida for your next escape – and with it's tropical climate and abundance of beautiful beaches why wouldn't you? – forget popula... Read More

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