Travel Tuesday | Super Luxe - Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

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This is one for the wish list, the dream list, the 'it probably won't ever happen but let's just be hopeful anyway' list... it is the ultimate Caribbean resort, The Amanyara in Turks & Caicos. 

This resort is the height of luxury, with spectacular views of the ocean, private lounge areas, a pool crafted from volcanic rock and the most divine accommodation. The rooms and villas have fresh and modern interiors with soft beachy elements of timber and white. All the villas and pavilions have indoor/outdoors flow, embracing the Caribbean air and bringing the outdoors in.

Amanyara’s secluded 800-metre beach front has a vibrant underwater wonderland of coral reefs. Hawksbill turtles, humpback whales, bonefish and hundreds of migratory bird species are frequent visitors to the waters. It's the perfect place to explore, relax, unwind and play... 



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Travel Tuesday | Beach Abode - The Barefoot Bay Cottage

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Tropical escape in the heart of Byron Bay

Located opposite a lush nature reserve, in the heart of the market precinct in Byron Bay, is The Barefoot Bay Cottage. The Cottage is the first holiday house to be designed and built for boutique holiday accommodation business, Barefoot Escapes.

The unique property is the vision of multi-disciplinary design studio The Designory and B2 Construction.  “Making these holiday homes a unique and memorable experience for guests was very important to us,” says Melissa Bonney, Director of The Designory. “Every detail is thought of, and a true home away from home has been created to allow guests to relax and indulge in the Barefoot Escapes experience.”


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The north facing home has been designed to capture the sun and cooling summer breeze. Inside, the cottage is light-filled, open and instils instant calm with a luxe palette of fresh white, sage greens, deep navy and concrete grey tones. 

The contemporary coastal styling includes layering of earthy and natural textures throughout providing a sense of instant tranquillity allowing guests to prioritise rest and rejuvenation. The home features open plan living, dining, sitting and kitchen areas, three spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms along with two resort-style bathrooms and a stunning outdoor oasis. 

“We wanted to really capture the essence of the Byron Bay area and the connection to both the lush hinterland and the beach,” says Melissa. “It was important the colour and materials palette drives the overall feel and experience of actually being in the home.” 

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A stand-out feature of the property is its huge wrap around deck, perfectly positioned to maximise the beautiful year-round Byron Bay climate. The large covered entertaining space offers oversized built in bench seating, multiple lounges, hanging chairs, a ten-seater outdoor dining table, plus an outdoor bath tub, shower and plunge pool.

“The outdoor living and dining area at the cottage was extremely important to us.  Byron Bay has the most incredible weather all year round and we really wanted to create a space for coming together with friends and family to enjoy the connection to the surrounding tropical gardens and nearby nature reserve,” says Melissa.

In order to enjoy the outdoor space all year round, appropriate lighting and heating was essential. The Designory chose the IXL Fresco Auora Outdoor Heater to meet their alfresco dining needs.

“We used the multifunctional Fresco outdoor heater and light over our outdoor dining area as it makes the space perfect for entertaining, and its multiple settings are perfect for holiday makers to customise it to their needs,” says Melissa.

“The Fresco blended seamlessly with the design and styling of the outdoor space. With minimal hardware, it suspends effortlessly above the large dining table making it the perfect location to enjoy long lingering lunches and dinners,” she continues.



The Fresco Aurora Outdoor Heater combines ambient infrared heat, dimmable task lighting and coloured mood lighting in one cleverly and sleek designed unit. Its unobtrusive and stylish pendant design will ensure it seamlessly fits in with your chosen space.

 “To maximise your outdoor space it’s ideal to choose a multi-functional heating option, for example, with the ability to also create mood and practical lighting. Those extra functions will ensure your heating system is also useful in the warmer months,” says IXL Marketing Manager Malcolm Russell.

Designed to be suspended from flat or gabled roofs, the Fresco Aurora is ideal for external dining areas, verandas and balconies, and can transform your outdoor room into a cosy ambient space – all year round.


Travel Tuesday | Kangaroo Island - Southern Ocean Lodge


Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s celebrated multi award winning luxury lodge experience, designed by architect Max Pritchard and regarded amongst the finest in the world. Sensitively designed to float amongst the untouched coast of Kangaroo Island’s south west coast and spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views.

21 luxurious suites feature contemporary interiors, each with sunken lounges, glass-walled bathrooms and outdoor terraces, all with breathtaking views.

The Great Room is the centre of activity; guests can plan their day ahead, enjoy the finest Island-inspired dining in the Restaurant, or a relaxed drink at the open bar with an exclusively South Australian wine selection.


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Travel Tuesday | Positano Paradise, Hotel Marincanto


With the overwhelming feeling that you're standing on a movie set, uninterrupted panoramic ocean views and oozing sophistication - Hotel Marincanto in Positano, Italy is mind blowingly beautiful. 

Positano has inspired many great painters and every year thousands of holidaymakers from all over the world choose to stay Hotel Marincanto thanks to its unequalled elegance, privacy and warm welcome. Unchanged since 1967, the Marincanto features an infinity pool blending in with the horizon and an exclusive private beach. 

Located in an enviable central position with a spectacular view of the town and bay, Hotel Marincanto is your dream Italian beach side getaway!


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Travel Tuesday | Beachfront - Be Tulum, Mexico

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Mexico baby… it’s on the top of my travel list, a place I haven’t been but am literally dying to explore. And when I finally get to their magical beaches, I will be staying here – Be Tulum, the most stunning beach front accommodation.

Tulum is a small town located at the southern end of the Mayan Riviera, near Cancun, bordering the national park of Sian Ka’an, a coastal reserve that is a world heritage site, and far away from the bright lights and hustle of the larger all-inclusive resorts of Tulum.. something which I love!

Be Tulum offers suites that are spread thoughtfully throughout the tropical forest and white sands of the property. Some are beach front, some have plunge pools, some have ocean views from their private rooftop terraces, but all have the sounds of rolling waves when you wake in the morning…

The facilities include an infinity pool, poolside lounge, beach club, wellness spa as well as mouth-watering restaurants and bars… The best Guacamole you’ve ever had while in the pool anyone?! (and I can say this as my friends have recently stayed here and I’ve seen the pics!)

The Interiors feature natural materials which complement the environment, soft furnishings and designer furniture to ensure your space is one of sophistication and attention to detail.

Be Tulum - BOOK HERE


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Travel Tuesday | Beach - The Atlantic, Byron Bay


Summer Holidays are here and unfortunately for some of us they have been and gone, but that doesn't mean you can't dream about the beach and booking your next holiday! 

This Tuesday it's all about beaching in Byron Bay at The Atlantic. Now let me be clear, I have never stayed here but that doesn't mean I haven't heard from numerous friends and family on many occasions just how incredible this place is - super location, divine interiors, beautiful gardens, friendly staff and delicious food and drinks!

The Atlantic calls itself "a lifestyle hotel. The perfect combination of location and style surrounded by swaying palm trees and the sound of the ocean. The Atlantic is the perfect getaway for couples with cafes, shops and white sandy beaches all steps from your deck. Soak up the sun on the lawn, hide under a palm tree and enjoy the balmy evenings by the fire pit.  Cast off your bags and start making moments at your home away from home."

Have you stayed here? Comment below on your experience!

or BOOK yourself a getaway here now!

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