Enjoy the Fusion of western & Eastern Therapeutic Techniques at Damai Lovina Villas Spa

November 9, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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The spa at Damai offers you a variety of massage and body treatments, plus a range of beauty treatments in the privacy of your villa or in one of the spa pavilions.

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The expert spa therapists excel in both pampering and restorative treatments, applied in an innovative fusion of western and eastern therapeutic techniques, using only natural and organic products.

Should you have special therapeutic needs then their spa managers can also set up a special treatment program for the duration of your stay.



Kims Beach Hideaway

September 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Kims Beach Hideaway is a wonderful venue for mid-week private executive meetings or small conferences, catering for up to 22 delegates. The conference room has a garden setting and ocean outlook, providing a peaceful atmosphere away from any distractions other than the birds outside! Kims beach hideaway is a family owned retreat famous for its exceptional and traditional hospitality. Located on the beach at toowoon bay and voted australia cleanest beach in 2007, it provides an idyllic australian haven.

Kims Beach Hideaway Toowoon Bay
Kims Beach Hideaway Toowoon Bay
Kims Beach Hideaway Toowoon Bay
Kims Beach Hideaway Toowoon Bay

Accommodation is in luxuriously appointed spacious bungalows and spa villas spread along the beachfront, or set beneath, between or at treetop level in a forest of ancient Norfolk Pines.

The Dining Room where superb buffet meals are served, overlooks the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Also have a Cocktail Lounge featuring live entertainment on various evenings, and a Pampering Place offering massage treatments.

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World Top 5 Over-Water Luxury Bungalow Destinations

August 19, 2009 at 10:23 am | Posted in Bungalows | 6 Comments
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If you like the thought of one of the long, lazy luxury vacation packages at some of the world’s most pristine tropical playgrounds, wouldn’t it be even better if you could continue being surrounded by the crystal clear water even while you are relaxing in your hotel room? In an over-water bungalow you can do just that.

Imagine complementing your holiday with the sensational experience of staying in an over-water bungalow, where you can look through the glass bottom floor to watch the colourful reef fish and sting rays playing below you. Many of the over-water bungalow resorts also offer delicious canoe breakfasts were your fresh gourmet breakfast will be delivered direct to your villa by a friendly local in a canoe.

Here are our pick of the top five over-water bungalow destinations:

1. Tahiti

One of the most exotic and romantic parts of the dazzling South Pacific would surely have to be Tahiti. Over-water bungalows originated in Tahiti and the surrounding islands back in the 1960s so it’s no surprise that the majority of luxury Tahiti resorts have over-water bungalows available.

The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa is truly decadent, complete with a satellite and plasma TV, air-conditioning and a private security safe. Of course, it also has exquisite views! If you like to pamper yourself with champagne and bubble baths, you will love the divine bathrooms in the over-water bungalows at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. Of course, this comes complete with glass floors and even clear coffee tables so they don’t obstruct your view.

2. Maldives

The ever-glorious Maldives are perfect at any time of the year and the best way to make the most of your luxury Maldives holiday is by staying at one of the many over-water bungalows – or water villas – on offer here. At the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort you can not only enjoy your over-water villa, you can also dine in the unique underwater restaurant, Ithaa.

Cocoa Island Resort is 30 minutes from the airport by speedboat and well worth the trip. Owned by the COMO Hotels and Resorts group, it has the same elegance that is typical of these resorts. Nearby Kandooma Channel has been referred to as one of the Maldives’ best dive sites, with excellent snorkelling spots nearby too.

Other resorts where you can treat yourself to a stay in an over-water bungalow in the Maldives include the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Resort, Baros Resort, and One and Only Kanuhara.

3. Mauritius

Mauritius is another tropical paradise located off the African coast, in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. This island has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere and is somewhere you can blend relaxing days on the beach with vibrant water activities, great shopping, fine dining and exciting nightlife. The only Mauritius resort offering over-water bungalows is Le Prince Maurice, where you can also enjoy glass-bottomed boat tours, water sports and use of the resorts’ two golf courses, located nearby on the mainland. Sheltered from winds, this private sanctuary provides many secluded retreats as well as a natural fish reserve.

4. Caribbean

If you want to enjoy a luxury Caribbean holiday there is only one resort that offers over-water bungalows and that is the 9 Beaches Resort at Bermuda. Choose from one of 84 stylish cabanas, all located over 18 acres of exquisite private waterfront. You can spend your days participating in all manor of water sports and activities, or simply put your feet up and sip ice-cold cocktails and daiquiris while lazing on the soft, sandy beach. or from the veranda of your private over-water cabana.

5. Vanuatu

Another piece of paradise in the South Pacific is Vanuatu, a small chain of idyllic tropical islands. Le Lagon Resort Vanuatu is nestled amongst 75 acres of tranquil gardens, alongside the stunning Erakor Lagoon. With the most amazing views all around you, this resort is only eight kilometres away from the International Airport. For shop-a-holics, Vanuatu’s capital, Port Vila, is the best place for shopping and is only three kilometres from Le Lagon Resort Vanuatu. This spectacular South Pacific luxury resort boasts three restaurants and bars, each serving a feast of delectable cuisine.

If you plan on treating yourself to a luxury Vanuatu holiday, make sure you visit Vanuatu’s unique underwater post office – the only one in the world! Courtsy to Travel Associates : Top 5 Over Water luxury Bunglow Destinations of the world

A History And Origin Of Bungalows

April 13, 2009 at 9:19 am | Posted in Bungalows | Leave a comment
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A bungalow (Gujarati: baṅglo, Hindi: baglā) is a type of single-story house that originated in India. The word derives from the Hindi baglā (or perhaps the Gujarati variant baglo), meaning “Bengali”, used elliptically for a “house in the Bengal style”. Such houses were traditionally small; only one story thatched and had a wide veranda.

In India and Pakistan, the term bungalow refers to any single-family unit (i.e., a house), as opposed to an apartment building, which is the norm for Indian and Pakistani middle-class city living. The Indian sub-continent usage is different from the North American and United Kingdom usage insofar as a bungalow can be a quite large, multi-storied building which houses a single extended family. In India and Pakistan, owning a bungalow is a highly significant status symbol.

The term is first found in English from 1696, describing “bungales or hovells” in India for English sailors of the East India Company, which do not sound very grand lodgings. Later it became used for the spacious homes, or official lodgings, of officials of the British Raj, and so known in Britain and later America, where it initially had high status and exotic connotations, and began to be used in the late 19th century for large country or suburban houses built in an Arts and Crafts or other Western vernacular style – essentially as large cottages, a term also sometimes used.Later developers began to use the term for smaller houses. In Britain and North America a bungalow is today a residential house, normally detached, which is either single story, or has a second story built into a sloping roof, usually with dormer windows (“one and a half stories”). Read More A Story And Origin Of Bungalows

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