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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Gatehouse at Villa Raedward and Wild Cattle Creek Estate

One of the highly recommended places in this vintners’ district is The Gatehouse at Villa Raedward, which is accessible from the heart of Melbourne and the international airport. It’s a lovely accommodation between Yarra Glen and Coldstream. In the midst of the scenic hills, rolling fields, vineyards, and orchards, The Gatehouse at Villa Raedward offers relaxation and enjoyment at its finest just less than an hour from the state capital. It’s also in the neighborhood of top-rated wineries, restaurants, and art venues.

You can choose from the Yarra Suite and the Melba Suite. The first one offers a Japanese garden and muted color schemes that project ease and serenity. The latter accommodation has a fernery courtyard and a combination of gold and copper hues that give a warm glow to its interiors.

Both units of this luxury accommodation at Yarra Valley are made for couples who’d like to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and straight to a romantic weekend or a longer stay. Aside from the room with a queen-size bed, a fully-appointed kitchen and a 2-person spa bath can be enjoyed in each suite. The kitchen is equipped with a Gaggia brand coffee machine, electric cooktop and oven, and a dishwasher, among others. The bath is built in such a way that you have a view of the garden while you pamper yourself in the spa. It’s built with a large shower, a heated towel rail, and other pampering essentials.

If what you want is a winery accommodation at Yarra Valley, Wild Cattle Creek Estate is one of your best options. They provide a fine dining restaurant and wine-tasting sessions at their Cellar Door. To stay there for a night or longer, you can choose between Wallace Historic Homestead bed and breakfast and the Lotus and Vineyard Villas.

The Wallace Historic Homestead is an accommodation displaying authentic 19th century-design. It includes The Suite for couples, The House for a group of four, and The Homestead for 6 persons. The Lotus and Vineyard Villas, meanwhile, offer a modern ambience and a view of the lotus pond or the vineyard of the property.

Choose Bali Villas For Rent

Once you have selected one of the many Bali villas for rent, you will be wondering what to do with your time. A holiday in Bali offers a wide range of local attractions, as well as the opportunity to relax and unwind now that you are finally out the rat race. You can spend time in nature, enjoying the sun, surf, hills, streams and rivers or visit some of the island’s gorgeous temples for some spiritual enlightenment. Opportunities to enjoy culture and history abound in Bali and, of course, there is the usual array of shopping, nightlife and eateries.

Young and old love spending time on the beach in Bali. The beaches are great for sunbathing, swimming, surfing and other water sports. Some of the well known beaches include Canggu, Braw and Pererenan. A variety of water sports such as water skiing and parasailing can be found in the Tanjung Benoa area of Bali. Sea cruises to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan are also popular, as is snorkelling and scuba diving on the colourful reefs just off shore.

Wherever you stay in Bali villas for rent, you will be close to Bali’s naturally beautiful scenery, including some interesting wildlife. Nature lovers will enjoy the Bali Bird Park in Gianyar where you can see bird life from all around the world. You can get up close and personal with elephants in Bali too. The Elephant Safari Park in the jungle of Desa Taro gives you the opportunity to feed the elephants, touch them and interact with them.

For those who are really adventurous, try a water rafting excursion down the Ayung River rapids where you can get a glimpse of real Balinese life as you pass rural villages, jungles and waterfalls.

Hotel Riu Lupita

The Hotel Riu Lupita is an all inclusive resort meaning that its guests get to enjoy all the accommodations, the three restaurants (one at the beach), the Riu Land children’s club and playground and all the other on property features and activities for one price. Guests can also pamper themselves in the Renova Spa wellness center.

Even though the Hotel Riu Lupita isn’t situated directly on a beach its guests can still take part in beach and water activities. The complimentary shuttle service takes guests to and from the beach. At the beach guests will find the Riu’s beach side restaurant and plenty water sports equipment available for their enjoyment. For those that are interested in diving they offer beginner lessons in their pool.

Hotel Riu Lupita – Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen was a small fishing town that is named for the patron saint of Cancun, Our Lady of Mount Carmen. It first gained notice as a possible tourist destination because of the ferry service that was taking divers to the Cozumel.

Before long visiting tourists began to realize it was much more laid back then crowded Cancun and the beaches were just as nice if not nicer and the turquoise waters were un-crowded.

Guests of the Hotel Riu Lupita can easily enjoy all that Playa Del Carmen has to offer. A trip into “Playa” should include a visit to one of the coolest main streets in Latin America. Officially known as Avenida Quinta (Fifth Avenue) it is a pedestrian only street that stretches for 2 miles. It is lined with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels that can keep any intrepid shopper busy for most of the day. Or time can be split between the beach, just a couple of blocks away, and the Avenida Quinta.

For families staying at Hotel Riu Lupita a visit to the Xcaret Eco Park to the south of Playa Del Carmen is the perfect choice for the kids. It is an eco-archaeological water park where you can swim with dolphins; enjoy white sand beaches, natural pools and underground rivers along with countless other theme park type attractions.

For those interested in ancient civilizations of the Americas the Hotel Riu Lupita is a great home base for exploring the history of the region. It is known that the Mayans first came to this region around 300 to 600 A.D. Much like it was before the tourist industry gained hold Playa Del Carmen was a stop for people traveling from Mayan cities to Cozumel. The remains of their great cities still exist in these coastal regions. Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Xel Ha are all an easy day trip away.

Vacation in Jamaica

With so many wonderful things to do, Jamaica is still the perfect place for both outdoor and indoor activities found in villas in Jamaica no matter what time of the year. On hot and humid days, visitors can spend the day cooling off in crystal clear waters swimming, boating, water skiing, scuba diving or any water activities. With so many beautiful beaches, sun lovers can soak up the sun or participate in beach parties on white sands. Some vacationers travel to the mountains for awesome scenery and hiking in cooler temperatures. Even the rainy time of the year simply brings brief showers followed by beautiful sunshine. The high quality villas in Ocho Rios offer guests excellent hospitality with plenty to do if they want to come out of the rain. Pampered spa treatments, shopping excursions and museums are just a few of the indoor activities vacationers enjoy. Adult visitors can enjoy theaters, nightclubs, concerts and other nighttime fun.

However, there are some ways to save money on your Jamaican vacation if you are on a budget. For instance, if you travel off season, you may be able to get cheaper air fare or lodging rates at the villas in Jamaica. In many shops, merchandize and souvenirs are also less expensive during the off season. In addition, for people who prefer a slower pace with fewer crowds, it may be a good idea not to travel during the spring break for college and high school students. However, even during spring break or the peak season, there is such a variety of things to in Jamaica you can still expect a quality vacation.

The bottom line is that Jamaica is actually a year round vacation destination. With a little planning, any time is the prime time to take your trip. So if you’re looking for an exquisitely beautiful, friendly, fun filled place to visit, don’t hesitate to choose this awesome region for your holiday getaway.