Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina, Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

The scent of nutmeg, coconut, limes, seething foliage, and warm tropical largesse surges from the Caribbean island of St Lucia like a primeval memory. This is one of the Windward Islands, between Martinique and St Vincent. The climate is peach-perfect. Clouds one moment purply-dark and rain-bearing are followed by white sky-fluff, then pure blue. When […]

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort: Private Villa, Caribbean

Tobago Plantations Beach & Golf Resort

Columbus named it ‘Bellaforma’ in 1498. Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels there in the 1950s, a bottle of Bollinger on ice nearby. Close your eyes and imagine what they saw, and felt: a near-perfect tropical isle, warm starlit nights and sun-bleached days, a glistening white curve of sand, intense blues of sea and […]

Los Altos Residences, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Los Altos Residences

More than just a palm-fringed idyll, the Dominican Republic is a holiday of sublime contrasts. In this natural, stunningly beautiful Caribbean island lies a sporting paradise—and a superb deal for our Members at an exclusive Club overlooking the 18th hole . . . The first Spanish colony in the New World (where some believe Christopher […]

Casa Colonial Beach & Spa, Playa Dorada, Dominican Republic, Caribbean

The Dominican Republic, on Christopher Columbus’s famous island of Hispaniola, enjoys a year-round summer, with sugar-white beaches shaded by palm trees, crystalline waters teeming with rainbow-coloured fish, and Spanish colonial history stretching back five centuries. It offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Columbus spotted Hispaniola’s coral-edged Caribbean coastline on his first voyage […]

Royalton Hotel, New York

The Royalton Hotel, New York

Manhattan’s midtown has long been labelled the engine-room of New York. After all, this is where the heart of the business district meets Broadway, clearly a marriage made in heaven. In midtown you are never far from an iconic skyscraper such as the Empire State or the Chrysler Building and a great show off Times […]

Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York, USA

Plaza Athenee Hotel, Manhattan, New York

Manhattan’s Upper East Side used to be called ‘the Silk Stocking District’ because of its well-heeled residents, and today it remains one of the most affluent and discreet neighbourhoods in New York as well as being perhaps the most expensive real estate in the entire United States. With 5th Avenue and Central Park on the […]

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels, Belgium

Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

For business in Brussels, the modern Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie on Avenue Louise in central Brussels is a good option. It is a clean, comfortable four-star hotel which gives excellent service just 2 km from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the European Parliament and the Sablon Antique District. The Grand Place Square, framed by […]

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels, Belgium

Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo, Brussels

Despite some misconceptions, Brussels is not wall-to-wall Eurocrats. It is actually an old and charming Belgian city, the people are warm and friendly, and it is ideal for a short city break from the UK. It has plenty of history: the Spanish Habsburg emperor, Charles V, who ruled a quarter of the globe in the […]

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl – The White Horse Inn, Lake Wolfgang, Austria

Romantikhotel Im Weißen Rössl: The White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn is a legendary and historic spa hotel beside the crystal clear Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria’s most beautiful locations. It celebrated its 100th anniversary last year—and its marvellous peace and serenity takes guests back into another era. For much of the rest of Europe, Lake Wolfgang itself is an undiscovered gem […]

To Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western Art: Stay in classical Italian style at Villa Roncuzzi, where the owner Patrizia Poggi will welcome you

Of the hundreds of Italian cities that never reach most travel itineraries,
 none is more worthy of recognition and close inspection than the historic city of Ravenna, home of the most celebrated mosaics in Western art. It is easy to fall in love with the Italian city of Ravenna. Its welcoming people, delicious cuisine, sublime […]

The perfect match: Hotel Montalembert, St Germain des Pres, romantic 5-star Parisian hotel on the Left Bank: We think it will suit your mood, à la Nancy Mitford

Some things are a perfect match: Paris and literature, the Left Bank and—Hotel Montalembert. And not merely because Nancy Mitford said so, though she did! In her pre-war classic, ‘The Pursuit of Love’, she has Fabrice telling Linda, ‘Je m’excuse, Madame, for not taking you to the Ritz, but I have a feeling for the […]

Cotton House, Mustique: Star status for this famous 18th century planter’s mansion house on the Royal island of the Caribbean: Members receive exclusive rates

Veranda Restaurant The long-established Veranda restaurant, wrapped around the Great Room, is the perfect setting for relaxed hospitality where guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and an open bar for drinks and refreshments throughout the day. The evening sees a transformation into a fabulous setting with small intimate tables or settings for larger private parties, […]

Lawrence’s Hotel, Sintra: Five-star Royal mansion in the forests and hills above Lisbon, in easy reach of Portugal’s best beach: Stay here in the world’s second oldest hotel, where Lord Byron wrote ‘Child Harold’s Pilgrimage’: exclusive Club rates

Lawrence's Hotel

The Portuguese and Moorish Royal families made Sintra their summer retreat with good reason. While Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, lay languid in the summer sun, not far away in the hills of Sintra the royals would enjoyi the shady cobbled lanes and cool woodlands, the castles and palaces and breathtaking scenery—then take a tram to the […]

Stay in HRH The Prince of Wales’s idyllic private retreat in Transylvania: the Prince’s home in a land of unique beauty, where he goes to unwind amid flower meadows, virgin forests and the idyllic rural life: Bear watching, riding, birdwatching and more: Members receive exclusive rates

Transylvania Cottage

HRH The Prince of Wales invites CountryClubuk Members to enjoy his country home deep in Transylvania, and another owned by his friend Count Kálnoky. This is where the Prince goes to unwind—not in palaces but in beautifully restored houses deep in the countryside. They stand in one of the most picturesque and bucolic regions in […]

Fundu Lagoon & Spa

Fundu Lagoon & Spa, Spice Islands, Tanzania

Fundu Lagoon & Spa lies in one of the world’s most romantic and idyllic places, the Zanzibar Archipelago of Tanzania in East Africa, on the spice island of Pemba. The spectacular tropical reefs and pristine waters, and the sensory delights of the spice market, have magnetised visitors to these islands for 2,000 years. It was […]

Chic private hotel on the Left Bank in Paris: Hotel Chavanel, a hidden gem in fashionable Saint-Honoré: Exclusive Club rates

It is a pleasure to discover in a favourite city an artistic gem of an hotel of which hardly anybody has ever heard, but which makes you want to return again and again. We can all find the best five-star hotels—discovering a chic, private four-star which is interesting in its own right and which you […]

Hotel Hacienda de Abajo

Hotel Hacienda de Abajo

The Canary Islands are popular at any time of the year; a cooling breeze is guaranteed whatever the season and the volcanic landscapes never fail to impress. And while Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are always the popular choices, there are more discreet alternatives for those looking for a less crowded option. San Miguel de […]