4 Top Luxury Ski Destinations for an Unforgettable Holiday

Skiing holidays are one of the most popular types of activity holiday for UK travellers. A luxury ski holiday is something that everyone must do at least once in their lives. The great thing about the resorts we look at today is that all of them cater for families and individuals. Skiing is a great idea for a family holiday, and luxury ski destinations have the best and well-rounded services that will make you feel like a king or queen. From hot tubs to gourmet (and very delicious) meals to your own mini hotel accommodation – you can find it all at these amazing ski destinations.

1. Ski Hiver Chalets in France

The Ski Hiver chalets offer self-catering options as well as a catered option. The chalets are run by a family who has been in business for more than 20 years and offers the best and affordable ski holidays in France. It is truly the best luxury ski chalet in France and it is great for the whole family. You will enjoy delicious food, fantastic ski adventures, and beautiful sights.

2. Chalet Bighorn in Canada

Bighorn has received the award for ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’ for 3 years running. It offers a unique experience for the whole family. It is located at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort and offers some truly amazing services and adventures. They offer bespoke heliskiing which is a new ski concept that is unique to Bighorn. You can choose to fly in a helicopter or you can ride the lift to get to the tallest ski hill in North America. When you get back from your adventure, you are treated with delicious food cooked by an award-winning chef in the luxury and warmth of this beautiful chalet.

3. ski slopesHahnenkamm Lodge in Austria

If you are looking for a recharge holiday or a romantic getaway, Hahnenkamm Lodge in Kitzbühel is the place to go. This luxury ski destination has some of the most exclusive private chalets in the Alps. This lodge is located near the best ski area in the world and will offer a lot of adventure and unique ski experiences. You will experience first-class service with the best chefs in the world as well as luxurious and comfortable accommodations. You will be inspired, recharged, and content after a holiday at the Hahnenkamm.

4. No. 14 Verbier in Switzerland

No.14 Verbier is known across the world as the ultimate luxury ski destination. This specific accommodation is actually a refurbished hotel with 13 en-suite rooms. It is the perfect accommodation for special events like anniversaries and birthdays where the whole family is invited. There are so many great services available including an indoor swimming pool, a spa with a Jacuzzi, cold plunge, and treatment rooms with massage therapist included. You will also find 2 cedar hot tubs, a home cinema complete with gaming consoles, WiFi, Sky TV, and a complimentary bar with all kinds of goodies. To make it even better, your meals will be cooked by Michelin star chefs. We cannot imagine anything more amazing than a week or two at No.14 Verbier.

A ski holiday is a must for everyone. If you have a big event coming up or just need some fresh air and a break, consider booking a ski holiday with one of these amazing destinations. You will return home a different person. Continue reading

The best of Lombok

When it comes to travelling in India, tourists are most likely to visit Bali as their primary destination. But little did you know that Lombok is one of the best destination to explore in India. Even though Lombok is not as well known, the hidden area offers many great places and activities. Let’s take a look at the following features of Lombok and why it’s worth a visit.

Gili Islands

For tourists who loves going to the beach, you can head off to the Gili Islands in Lombok. The Island is divided into three small islands, and they are known as Trawangan, Meno and Air. Each island is unique, and they all offer something different. You will find a variety of beaches, bars and hotel in Gili Trawangan. Normally Trawangan is the most active islands out of the three. If you feel like relaxing or having a small get away from the crowd, you can always make your way to Gili Meno. Meno is the smallest and most peaceful island. However, if you like to get active, it’s best to try Gili Air as they provide plenty of water activities including fishing, snorkelling, diving and much more.

Festival events

If you’re up for experiencing something new, you can join the Sea Worm Festival held in Lombok. It’s a lively festival that celebrates the story about a mythical princess who drowned herself in the waters of Lombok just to escape a fixed marriage set up by her parent. The festival takes place in mid February. The celebration consists of parades, catching and eating a sea worm from the waters.

Lombok also holds some other religious festivals including the Hari Raya and Senggigi Festival. The Hari Raya is celebrated with a fun feast after the Ramadan. The Senggigi Festival is celebrated to support tourism in the area.

Spicy foods and chilli spices

If you love trying out traditional foods or you simply love spicy foods, then Lombok is the best place to try some hot dishes. The word Lombok itself stands for chilli in Indonesia. There are plenty of restaurants in Lombok that offers a variety of hot dishes using their famous Lombok chilli spices. One of their popular chilli spices consists of their locally grown Naga Jolokia peppers, shrimp paste and garlic.

Shop for pearls

A place in Mataram called the Sekarbela village is known for their shops filled with many affordable pearls. This place is perfect for pearl lovers. The community also holds an activity where you can watch the local people farm their pearls.

Mount Rinjani

The Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia. You can make your way on the top volcano of Mount Rinjani within several days. Many tourists trek this amazing volcano just to see one of the most beautiful sunrises in India. But be aware that the journey to the top is not as easy as you think.

Local crafts

You will find numerous villages all around Lombok that showcases different kinds of traditional handicrafts. Most of their handicrafts are traditional and reflect the heritage and culture of the locals on the island. You can learn about different crafts including pottery, carvings and weavings. Some villagers offer activities where you can learn how to carve or create your pottery.

Historic places and diverse culture

Lombok is filled with great historical places and diverse culture. One of the most historic places to visit is the Mayura Water Palace. The palace was built in the 18th century and was previously owned by royalties.

Lombok is homed to different groups of culture and religion background including the Hindus, Buddhist and Muslims. Each group can peacefully live together in the same islands of Lombok.