All in Accommodation

The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore

We are in Singapore again, for the second time in as many months, but this time for a work conference rather than purely YOLO Travel pleasure.  And when needing to stay near the conference centres of the Marina Bay district, there are a multitude of lovely business class hotels from which to choose.  But when looking for an oasis of serenity in this lively city, none come close to matching the divine Fullerton Bay Hotel.

Singapore's Hippest Hotel - The Warehouse Hotel (& Po Restaurant)

“Achingly hip” – it is the only way to describe the lobby of The Warehouse Hotel.  We arrive at dusk, and the low lighting suffuses the gorgeous bar with warmth, while the dangling edison globes reveal an eclectically decorated loft.  A cathedral ceiling arches overhead, and exposed brickwork and metalwork give an industrial-chic vibe.  There is fashionable low slung furniture, filled with fashionable people, and cocktail glasses clink and sparkle in the subdued glow. Welcome to The Warehouse Hotel…

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island - More Baillie Lodges Luxury

In a concerted effort to see more of our amazing homeland, we are visiting some of its most impressive islands.  After the stunning beauty of Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island last year, we were super keen to experience another Luxury Lodge of Australia – so this time it is the iconic Capella Lodge on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island…

The Havannah, Efate, Vanuatu

The Havannah is Vanuatu’s most stylish adults-only resort, nestled on the waters of Havannah Harbour on Efate’s western coast. Here, watch the sun set over the islands of Lelepa and Moso, with cocktail in hand at their barefoot bar.

Rockwater Resort, Tanna, Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s newest resort, Rockwater Resort, has taken the standard of accommodation on the island of Tanna to a whole new level. Charming, eclectic and exceptionally comfortable, it is the lodging of first choice when visiting Tanna and of course Mount Yasur Volcano.

Stop over in Copenhagen at Hotel 71 Nyhavn

Our latest adventure is focused on the remote locations of Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. But of course to get there, we are passing through the Danish capital Copenhagen, and so a suitably stylish and comfortable hotel, in a happening location of course, was on the agenda. And our choice, Hotel 71 Nyhavn located in the heart of the Nyhavn waterfront, canal and entertainment district.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

We are talking as we drive – about holidays, where to go and how to do more of them.  The road is gravel and punctuated by kangaroos in the waning afternoon light.  Suddenly we are at the beach – a carpark, a campervan, a towel-clad couple returning from a swim.  Fortunately we had been warned by our hospitable car rental gentleman – “if you hit the beach, you’ve gone too far”.  We retrace our route.  Shortly we come to the small blue sign pointing us in the right direction – inconspicuous, but obvious enough when one is supposed to be looking specifically for a small blue sign.  We turn off and soon find ourselves at an elaborate entrance gate, incongruous in the scrubby dunes but an emphatic statement – welcome to Southern Ocean Lodge.