Archive for November, 2010

Puerto Banús relives its heyday

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Tibu nightclub in Puerto BanusNo need to remember the days when luxurious yachts sailed into Puerto Banús marina and an international jet-set gathered at this famous resort’s stylish venues to party in style in one of Europe’s most exclusive locations. No need to remember because those days are back!

They say the world is your oyster, and for those who can afford it the southern coast of Spain is a particularly attractive one. If you have the means to enjoy it, Puerto Banús alone offers an experience to rival the best in the Mediterranean, the Aegean or the Caribbean. (more…)

Hotel Hermitage, A little palace in the mountains

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Marbella is best known for its luxurious seaside resorts, but travel just a little inland, into the foothills of the mighty mountain ranges that run parallel to the coast, and you will find some truly gorgeous boutique hotels set amid the beauty of Andalusian nature.
Hotel Hermitage, Casares, Costa del Sol
One of the finest of these is Hotel Hermitage, a gem of a rural hotel surrounded by lush green countryside just a short distance from the pretty white village of Casares. From this vantage point the land sweeps gently towards the sea in a carpet of undulating green that turns to hues of ever-changing blue at the coastline. You feel like you’re surveying the world, and indeed on clear days Gibraltar and North Africa come into broad view, yet in reality this peaceful spot is no more than a quarter of an hour from the coastal resort town of Estepona, itself just a short distance from Marbella.

Planes versus trains

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Those who know me well can testify to my obsession with the fact that our railways are ridiculously under-used.

Trains versus planes in Sur in English

However, one of the best things about being a journalist is that, while others might fume and fulminate at their local bar against the various aspects of modern life that they find infuriating, we are granted a platform to express our views! (more…)