People often forget the Azores when booking a holiday but in recent years the archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves. The incredible islands have an unbelievable amount to offer and are one of Europe’s most breathtaking natural havens. The Furnas Boutique Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers visitors a stunning experience to connect with nature and to truly relax.
Located on the São Miguel Island, in the valley of the Furnas, which is the area with the most concentrated thermal waters in Europe, the Furnas Boutique Hotel is truly a remarkable luxury experience bathed in the peace and tranquillity of nature.
The interior design is reflective of the relaxation you will experience during your stay. The beautiful combination of modern and traditional influences creates a stunning balance and helps visitors to find their zen whilst connecting to nature. The use of an earthy and down-to-earth palette of greys and browns as well as the stone elements truly integrates the Furnas Boutique Hotel into its surroundings.
The Hotel offers a wide range of experiences for each type of traveller. From the adventure and sports enthusiasts to nature lovers, there is something to do for everyone.
The Furnas Boutique Hotel also has its stunning À Terra restaurant. The natural fruits of nature and the rustic lifestyle inspire the incredible food here. With a menu boasting plates that will bring you the most delicious aromas, textures and tastes.
The Thermal Spa at this luxury boutique hotel must not be overlooked. This is the perfect place to unwind and appreciate the true tranquillity of the island. The Furnas Boutique Hotel boasts both an outdoor and indoor thermal experience pools.
Of course they also have a sauna and Turkish bath as well as a luxuriously wide range of spa treatments from exfoliations, massages, hidromassages and even reflexology. This spa leaves nothing to be desired and you will leave completely relaxed.
When booking your next holiday to Europe do not forget to take a look at what the Azores has to offer and in particular the Furnas Boutique Hotel, the perfect place to take everything in and unwind.
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to give up luxury vacations. Families want luxury getaways too! Kid-friendly luxury resorts and hotels can be difficult to find but we’ve come up with the ultimate list of the world’s best family-friendly resorts and hotels. The properties are a favorite of families and kids of all ages by offering on-site kids clubs, babysitting, special kids’ amenities, family-friendly suites, kid’s menus, family activities and other kid-friendly amenities.
Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach epitomizes the sophistication of a Mediterranean villa combined with the beautiful oceanfront location on Florida’s Riviera. Located on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Florida’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline, this Miami Beach luxury resort features 188 residences, 98 impeccable hotel rooms and suites and world-class luxury hotel amenities, including three oceanfront restaurants, three oceanfront swimming pools and an innovative marine biology-based children’s program.
The luxurious 20,000 s.f. ESPA oceanfront spa features 16 treatment rooms including a private hotel spa suite for two, a private spa pool and heated jet pool with a Roman waterfall, Finnish Saunas, Crystal Steam Rooms, Ice Fountains, Experience Showers, and Relaxation Rooms.
The resort is a recipient of the coveted 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award, 2014 AAA Five Diamond Award for five consecutive years and 2012 Andrew Harper’s Reader’s Choice Award for Top 20 Beach and Family Resorts. Acqualina is just five minutes from the world famous Bal Harbour Shops and a short drive to the vibrant daytime activities and nightlife of Miami Beach, South Beach, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale.
The Gourmet Inclusive® concept fosters togetherness at this NEWLY RENOVATED boutique family hotel. Azul Beach Hotel is a family-friendly, boutique-style property located on a gorgeous beach 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport. All of the newly renovated 90 rooms are just steps from the beach, pools, restaurants and bars.
Featuring the Gourmet Inclusive® concept, epicurean offerings include candlelight dining on the beach, a fresh fish fry and butler service to the canopied beach beds. There’s an all-lobster menu, 24-hour room service and over 30 tequilas in the tequila lounge.
Azul Beach especially caters to families with young children with loaner baby equipment, kid’s club and parent support. The exclusive Family & Friends Vacation Planner coordinates family reunions. Romantic couples love Beachfront Sky Massages and Suite Scenes.
Opened in June 2012 in a tranquil plaza behind Cuzco’s main square, Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a former palace and convent that emerged from years of restoration to become one of the city’s most exclusive hotels.
This intimate urban retreat has just 55 suites, each enriched with oxygen and with its own private bar where guests (or their private butler) can create drinks accented with fresh ingredients grown at and around the hotel.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas also has a fabulous spa, the city’s first outdoor pool and stylish restaurants serving cutting-edge local cuisine.
Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, once the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans, has been restored to its former glory and is the only luxury hotel on the European shores of the Bosphorus. It offers the perfect combination of Turkey’s great tradition of hospitality with five-star standards. Combining the architectural grandeur of the palace with the modern comfort of a deluxe hotel, the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul offers a resort ambience in the center of the city with 315 rooms. Within close walking distance of the Hotel is the harbourside district of Ortakoy, a fascinating area full of seafood restaurants, specialty antique, ceramic and jewellery shops. On the weekends there’s a colourful street market with a fine selection of Turkish handcrafts in a delightful setting beside the famed Ortakoy Mosque. Close to this area are some of Istanbul’s most famous open-air restaurants and nightclubs.
The palm-studded island of Boracay – with its white, talcum-fine beach, balmy weather, and warm, crystalline waters – is like a hypnotic magnet. In this tiny, butterfly-shaped island at the northwestern tip of Panay in Western Visayas, days can be spent simply lazing on the beach while nights are for indulging in the tropical party lifestyle. The best part of the island is the four-kilometer White Beach hailed as the “finest beach in the world.” The surrounding water is shallow and the sand is finer and brighter than most beaches in the archipelago. White Beach is so, so fine, it feels like treading on miles of baby powder!
These days, one of the greatest luxuries in life is a “staycation” – to simply have the time for yourself to relax, read that book, catch-up on your stack of magazines, sit and chat about everything and nothing, take a dip in the pool and let the hours pass, and to really stop and smell the roses, or the ocean breeze, or perhaps admire a sunrise or a sunset with your beloved!
Eighty eight luxurious and spacious accommodation that include Junior Suites, One Bedroom Suites, One Bedroom Suite Premiere, Two Bedroom Suites and Two Bedroom Suite Premiere, with an area of 40 square meter to 120 square meter. The balcony /terrace has an area of six to 12 square meter. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi; all rooms are generous in size and most have a view of the beach or of the waterfalls and swimming pool; rooms on the hill (upper cluster) have enviable views of the beach and the property.
Each room is carefully designed and thought of to suit the needs of every guest. Interiors are well thought of, architectural details define modernism – minimal yet with touches of Asian warmth. All suites are lavishly furnished includes plush bedding, 300-count sheets/linens, five fixture bathrooms, cable televisions with DVD players, iPod docks, multiline telephones.