Water is the second of the classical elements. It is associated with emotion and intuition. Travel to, into and upon the water are also experiences of emotion and we hope to guide you on this journey.
Melissa Hoyer covers Hamilton Island race week. The sailing ‘week’ is when maxi, major and minor (there’s actually nothing minor about the sailing world) yachts venture up north in the hope of taking home line honours.
Melissa Hoyer was invited to cruise on the 1900-people ship, Oosterdam from the Holland America Line, which took us from Athens to Istanbul, Mykonos, Crete, Olympia, and finishing in Trieste, a couple of hours out of Venice.
Previously known as the North Tower of The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, Peppers Manly Beach’s official opening will take place on August 25, marking the beginning of a new era in hospitality in the Manly region.
At Hardy Reef, however, 40 nautical miles northeast of Airlie Beach you can sleep with the fishes and wake up to tell the tale. That’s because Hardy Reef is the home of Reefworld, a hotel built on a pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef.
Whilst the Maldives is famed for its crystal-clear waters and bright-white beaches, active guests find Kuda Villingili (www.kudavillingili.com) in the North Male Atol is one of the best located in the Maldives for beginner and seasoned surfers alike.
Coral Expeditions, Australia’s pioneering cruise line, has today announced the launch of four new 18-night extended voyages to Raja Ampat and Spice Islands of West Papua in early 2025. The release coincides with the current expeditions in March and April on Coral Adventurer which are both sold out due to popular demand. These voyages are the first back to the region since 2020.
On Board will now ferry guests on their new seaplane to Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience.
The Ritz-Carlton have announced the debut of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, marking a significant moment for the iconic hospitality brand as it makes its foray into the luxury yachting space.
Paul Gauguin Cruises launches sales for its 2024 small-ship cruises with 33 sailings to seven destinations, including two new itineraries.
With 7,641 islands (to be precise) – all surrounded by dreamy white-sand beaches and home to dramatic volcanic landscapes, magical cultural festivals, foodie discoveries and some of the friendliest people on earth, the many facets of the Philippines make it arguably one of southeast Asia’s best kept secrets.
The Star has launched its Autumn STARcations deals across The Star Sydney, The Star Gold Coast and Treasury Brisbane.
Opening image credit: Laverne Nash