Issue 11

Explore Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith

Live out your own story. We explore what happens on a Botswana safari in the company of acclaimed writer Alexander McCall Smith. Read more >

Bees art

Cape Town Art Buzz

We lose the bees, we lose everything. The latest Cape Town art exhibit at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel confronts the problem of bee extinction. Read more >

A Table with the Chef

Pull up a chair next to the chef as you savour a sensational feast. We get insight into three of Belmond's most unique dining experiences. Read more >

Go with the Flow

In a fast-paced world, we sometimes have to slow down to reconnect with what matters most. Jules Evans explores why digital detox is becoming a must for many travellers. Read more >

The List

Unveiling The List 2017, your go-to guide for this year's best travel ideas. Read more >

Hidden oasis of Cambodian charm

What makes a magical hideaway? We find out as we delve into the redesign process of Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor in Siem Reap. Read more >

Charleston Oyster Festival

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Head to the 34th Charleston Oyster Festival and discover what makes this minuscule mollusc a culinary powerhouse. Read more >


Belmond offers a world of magical moments. Jaclyn Colloton, the winner of our writing competition, shares her special moment from Belmond Sanctuary Lodge... Read more >

Afternoon Tea Belmond British Pullman

Mary Berry's Take on Tea

It's time for tea. We speak to Mary Berry ahead of her special Afternoon Tea journey aboard the Belmond British Pullman train. Read more >

A Cocktail on Track

Learn the art of Chaos, an exclusive cocktail recipe from the colourful Bar Manager of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train. Read more >

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Top-Tier Tennis Getaways

From the sands of St. Martin to the hills of Portofino, we count down Belmond's best tennis vacations. Read more >

Wander through Madeira's wonders

See another side of Madeira. Levada walks are the perfect way to uncover the island's untamed beauty. Read more >

Issue 10

Belmond Grand Hibernian

All aboard the art train

Browse through a moving gallery as the Belmond Grand Hibernian train welcomes fresh pieces from up-and-coming Irish artists. Read more >

A Taste of the Eastern & Oriental Express

Recapture the flavours of the Eastern & Oriental Express with our exceptional Asian-style beef cheeks recipe. Read more >

Ancient Blessings in Machu Picchu

Pay tribute to Pachamama for health and prosperity. Take part in ancient Andean rituals at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Read more >

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Places to propose

Make your heart-felt proposal in unforgettable style. We've curated our best places to pop the question, offering you a wealth of romantic proposal ideas. Read more >

Beneath the Waves of the Riviera Maya

From the enigmatic Dos Ojos cenote to the turtle-rich bay of Akumal, we dive into some of the best snorkeling in Mexico. Read more >

Good Tidings at '21'

Tis the season for glad tidings. Find out more about the remarkable history of The Salvation Army Band and their seasonal performances at 21 Club. Read more >

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Britain's Tracks to Stellar Festive Fare

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Helicopters and Horses in Botswana

Witness the Savannah from two levels. Helicopter and horseback game viewing activities provide one of the most unique safaris in Botswana. Read more >

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Escape and Upgrade

Find extra space to spread your wings with our Escape and Upgrade promotion. Luxury hotel offers from Belmond guarantee an unforgettable escape. Read more >

Champagne Galore

2017 promises to be an effervescent year with an array of Champagne Laurent-Perrier events aboard Belmond's celebrated trains and cruises. Read more >

New Year's Eve rocks Rio

Take your place at the biggest party on Earth and celebrate New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiro. Read more >

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Your Belmond Moment

Share your Belmond moment with us for a chance to win a Venetian escape. Find out more about the exclusive Belmond writing competition. Read more >

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Announcing Belmond Andean Explorer

Discover Belmond Andean Explorer, the new face of luxury train travel in Peru. Read more >

Issue 9

Wines of Change

Is this the new age of wine? Climate change is affecting vineyards, and producers are finding unique ways to keep the cellars stocked. Read more >

New Canal Cruises through France

Belmond Afloat in France introduces two new barges, offering luxury canal cruises through Champagne and Alsace. Read more >

Embark on Adventure

A year of luxury travel lies ahead as Belmond’s trains and cruises begin their new season of inspiring journeys. Read more >

Super Duper Hats

Hats off to Florence

Make a statement with Super Duper Hats, offering fashionable headwear for every season. Read more >

Ceramic Art in Sicily

Take a closer look at the intricate Caltagirone ceramics, one of Sicily's most beautiful products. Read more >

Marathon Madness in Cambodia

Will Hide sees Cambodia from a new perspective as he takes on the Angkor Wat Half Marathon. Read more >

Joan Miró exhibition

Miró on show in Mallorca

An exhibition of 33 original works by Joan Miró—accompanied by creative dining—make Belmond La Residencia a true artistic retreat. Read more >

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Cape Town Walks - Bree Street

There are endless things to do in Cape Town. We'll help you uncover the very best. Read more >

Iguazu Falls

The Moonbow of Iguassu

Plan an escape to the Iguassu Falls and witness the magnificent moonbow, one of nature's marvels. Read more >

Peru in Action

Stay at Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado and set off on an adventure in Peru's Sacred Valley. Read more >

Belmond La Samanna

Beachfront Halloween

Head to Belmond La Samanna and celebrate halloween in unforgettable Caribbean style. Read more >

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Five Bars to Inspire

Belmond boasts some of the best bars in the world to find your creative spark. Here are just some of our favourites. Read more >

Issue 8

Gourmet Italy and Mallorca

From Amalfi's organic lemon groves to Mallorca's sublime sobrasada, learn about the Mediterranean's best culinary travel options. Read more >

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Safari Season

Now is the best time to go on Safari; plan your adventure through Botswana with Belmond. Read more >

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Mindful in Myanmar with Nadia Narain

Expert Nadia Narain teams up with Belmond Road to Mandalay to offer an unforgettable luxury yoga retreat in Myanmar. Read more >



In 1929 the French glass artist René Lalique was at the height of his powers, creating masterpieces that still dazzle today. Read more >

Rio Reinvented

Delving beneath the colourful olympic scene, we explore the countless exciting things to do in Rio de Janeiro. Read more >

A Day at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School

A day at The Raymond Blanc Cookery School in Oxfordshire. Read more >

Sew cool

We examine the resurgence of detailed patterning and intricate embroidery fashion among global designers, including Valentino and Alexander McQueen. Read more >

All aboard for Ireland

Take a peek inside Belmond Grand Hibernian, offering luxury train travel experiences across the Emerald Isle. Read more >

The Sea Caves of Santa Barbara

Setting off from the port of Santa Barbara, kayak among the fascinating sea caves of Santa Cruz Island. Read more >

Saving the Chesapeake Oyster

Waterside communities in Maryland are banding together to secure the future of Chesapeake Bay oysters. Read more >

Issue 7

Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe

Arrive in style at Edinburgh Fringe Festival aboard Belmond Northern Belle and embrace a world of dance, comedy and live theatre. Read more >

Deià Gratias

Anticipate a taste sensation at Belmond La Residencia, on the north coast of Mallorca, where the slow food movement has always been a way of life. Read more >

Beyond the Falls

Lauren Holmes goes beyond the Iguassu Falls as she explores the rainforest activities available at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Read more >

The new Irish creatives

We explore how the rich heritage of the Emerald Isles has inspired a new wave of contemporary Irish artists. Read more >

Camper & Nicholsons

Sail into Summer

Journey to Belmond Hotel Splendido and cruise Portofino in style with Camper & Nicholsons, offering exceptional luxury yachts for charter. Read more >

View of Berlin

Now calling at Berlin

Arrive at the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in timeless style aboard the world’s most iconic train: the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Read more >

Going Green in Cape Town

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel serves as the perfect base from which to discover Cape Town’s finest locally grown produce. Read more >

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Night out with the Tsars

Make the most of the white nights of St Petersburg with a box at the Mariinsky Theatre, available exclusively to those at Belmond Grand Hotel Europe. Read more >

Chef Luke Mangan

Culinary Tracks through Asia

Embark on an unforgettable trip through Southeast Asia on a special Eastern & Oriental Express journey hosted by Luke Mangan. Read more >

The Kindness of Strangers

A new study casts light on our self-perception of selfishness, Maria Konnikova asks whether fundamentally we are more or less decent than we would like to think. Read more >

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Suite Sensations

Find your next hideaway. We speak to our General Managers for insider info on their favourite of our luxury suites. Read more >

Mayan Buzz

We explore the past, present and future of Melipona stingless bees as Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa check in on their resident hives. Read more >

A Carriage in Bloom

Belmond British Pullman and Bowdens team up to create a historic installation at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more >

Issue 6

Wes Anderson's Train of Thought

Wes Anderson talks traditional movie-making and his love of train travel aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Read more >

coach bag

Saddle up for Spring

This spring’s must-have fashion statement, treat yourself to a vintage-style Coach bag—a perfect gift from you, to you. Read more >

Fresh Thinking

Fresh ideas sprout when inner-city community gardeners visit Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons for an expert tour. Read more >

All Aboard in France

Embark on an unforgettable voyage with your family. Travel with Belmond Afloat in France and explore Burgundy’s waterways. Read more >

A Taste of Stardom

Savour a small taste of what awaits this season for diners at Belmond’s Michelin star restaurants. Read more >

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Balinese Balance

Discover spiritual balance in Bali this spring with an innovative take on classic meditation—paddle board yoga. Read more >

Italian Renaissance

We’ll guide you through some of the best places to visit in Italy, and help you uncover rare artisanal treasures along the way. Read more >

Cape Town Walks - Kloof Street

From freshly baked delicacies to home décor, we'll help you find endless treasures along Kloof Street, Cape Town. Read more >

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Easter to a Tea

From home-made pastries in Cape Town to herbal infusions in Cusco, make it an Easter to remember with our afternoon tea ideas. Read more >

Living a Story

Interested in literary travel? Embark on an adventure across Botswana with beloved author Alexander McCall Smith. Read more >

How To Be a Limeño

Peruse our list of top things to do in Lima, and learn how to live like a local. Read more >

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Scotland Above Par

For those with a passion for golf, travel across the Highlands in style ahead of this year’s Scottish Open. Read more >

Issue 5

Island Fitness

Turn a tropical escape into an unforgettable fitness holiday. Thailand can be experienced like never before at Belmond Napasai in Koh Samui. Read more >

Andean Adventures

Now is the perfect time to explore the Andes in their greenest glory. Let Belmond Peru show you this magical region in unique and innovative ways. Read more >

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Revel in Rio: Carnival 2016

Belmond Copacabana Palace gets ready to host its legendary Magic Ball, attracting the most luminary names from around the world for Rio Carnival 2016. Read more >

Myanmar Shwe Kyet Yet

River Blessings

This season marks 20 years since Belmond cruises in Myanmar have supported health and education initiatives along their routes. Read more >

The List

Plan ahead for 2016 with our list of specially curated events and exeperiences, exclusive to Belmond. Read more >

No strings attached

State-of-the-art B&W Zeppelin wireless speakers; just one of our luxury gift ideas for Valentine's Day or just because. Read more >

Valentine's Day by Numbers

With exquisite hotels in the most romantic destinations in Europe, Belmond offers some unique Valentine's Day ideas. Read more >

America's Cup sailing

Crest of a Wave

Preparations for the 2017 America's Cup are underway, bringing with them a host of design innovations in yacht sailing. Read more >

How to Build a Safari Lodge

Go behind the scenes to discover how this Botswana hideaway was redesigned and discover what luxury safari travel is all about. Read more >

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Indulge in a foodie vacation at Belmond Charleston Place from March 2-6, 2016, and celebrate Lowcountry cuisine at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Read more >

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Local Flavours

To immerse yourself in a new destination, savour its seasonal, local cuisine. Here are some of Belmond's most unique dining experiences from across the globe. Read more >

Issue 4

Expedition Cruising

Expedition cruising through Myanmar can be a life changing experience. Let Belmond take you on a journey through the country’s best cruise destinations. Read more >

Dior Bubbles Up

Dior unveils the Dior Bubble bucket bag with curves and a chain with large links details; just one of our luxury gift ideas for the New Year. Read more >

Celebrate in Style

From stylish soirées to intimate family get-togethers, let our interactive video guide you through some of our best unique event ideas. Read more >

New Year's Resolutions

Whether staying in shape, de-stressing or spending more time with the family, Belmond has everything you need to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Read more >

Fireworks over Funchal

The festive season brings added enchantment to Funchal, Madeira. Fireworks on New Year’s Eve are the perfect way to greet 2016 in style. Read more >

Teach the Need

Established by Mickey Bakst of Charleston Grill, the Teach the Need initiative helps underprivileged youths find the skills they need for employment. Read more >

Taste the Caribbean

Discover the authentic flavours of the Caribbean with a unique rum tasting session at Belmond La Samanna, St. Martin. Read more >

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Great Gift Card Ideas

Now is the perfect time to spoil the ones you love. Browse through our range of Belmond gift card ideas and treat someone special to the journey of a lifetime. Read more >

Stars of the Orient

The future looks sparkling for the world of Asian Jewellery. We meet five designers who are making international waves with their mix of East and West. Read more >

Frond Memories

At the roots of the hotel’s rich history, the palms at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel are now an iconic figure welcoming every guest. Read more >

Issue 3

Brazilian artists

Brave New World

Take an in-depth look into contemporary work from Brazilian artists and the waves they are causing internationally. Read more >

Christmas in the UK

A Season for New Traditions

From charming carol concerts to timeless festive train rides, our ideas will help you plan a magical Christmas in the UK. Read more >

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The Beauty of Travel

Discover a destination through lavish, local treatments at the world's top spa and wellness centres. Read on for great gift card ideas... Read more >

Places of Pilgrimage

To Be A Modern Pilgrim

Julian Evans talks about his journey along the Camino de Santiago, reflecting on the value places of pilgrimage hold for the modern-day traveller. Read more >

Thanksgiving menu ideas

Secrets of a Grand Thanksgiving

Expert chefs from across Belmond’s properties in the US share their kitchen secrets and top Thanksgiving menu ideas. Read more >

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Here Be Giants

Belmond Grand Hibernian offers two-, four- and six-night journeys with stops at dazzling sites like the Giant’s Causeway. Ireland can be seen like never before. Read more >

Mekong River

World Riches in Luang Prabang

As Luang Prabang reaches 20 years of UNESCO status, discover how one of Laos’ most charming world heritage sites is celebrating its special anniversary. Read more >

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Commemorating the opening of the refurbished Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, take a photographic tour through Botswana and enjoy a taste of our unique brand of safari travel. Read more >

Things To Do in St Petersburg, Russia

Winter in St Petersburg

Troika rides through the snow-swept countryside, charming theatre performances, extravagant parties… Winter brings endless things to do in St Petersburg, Russia. Read more >

Richard Mille Watch

Night Driver

The new Richard Mille RM011 is a sleek and stylish wristwatch; the perfect option for those seeking top-tier luxury gift ideas. Read more >

Peruvian Pisco Sour

The Pisco of Peru

Steeped in history and tradition, Peruvian Pisco is a national icon. Find out more about the esteemed status of this flavourful liquor. Read more >

Stargazing Holiday

Starry-Eyed in St. Martin

Clear winter skies provide the perfect visibility for stargazing holidays in the Caribbean. Read more >

Issue 2

Sicily in October: Etna's Bounty

Discover Sicily in October and explore life on Mount Etna, where the land is enriched by the mighty active volcano and provides a harvest not to be missed. Read more >

In Safe Hands

The Chief Steward from the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, a timeless icon of luxury service, tells us what the important job role means to him. Read more >

Beyond what's in store

Objets Nomades, a Louis Vuitton collection of homeware, draws on inspiration from the brand’s well-travelled history to create stunning home design pieces. Read more >

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A Wedding with a View

From seafront ceremonies on platinum sands to receptions above old-world cities, see our guide to the best destination wedding locations. Read more >

Aspects of Asia

Rediscover yourself in Southeast Asia this year. Soothe the senses in Cambodia, explore Myanmar or enjoy a Buddhist retreat in Laos with a Mekong River Tour. Read more >

No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Musical

No.1 Musical in Cape Town

Fresh in the Cape Town events scene, No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Musical gives a new life to the much-loved series of novels. Read more >

Jaguar in Brazil's Iguassu National Park

The Cats Are Back

A bold project aims to protect the future of the threatened jaguars that reside in the rainforest surrounding the Iguassu Falls, Brazil. Read more >

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The Dawn of Indonesian Literature

Louise Doughty examines the rarity of Indonesian literature, and reminisces on the bounty of inspiration that can be found in beautiful Bali. Read more >

New York's '21' restaurant

New colours at '21'

Discover a new face at '21' Club, NYC, as the world famous restaurant welcomes a new jockey to its collection of façade statues. Read more >

Day of the Dead in Mexico

In the Bones of Mexico

From ancestral ceremonies in Cancun to fiestas in San Miguel de Allende, festivals across Mexico celebrate Dia de Muertos this autumn. Read more >

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More Santa Barbara Style

Learn how to live life like a Californian with our exclusive guide while staying at Belmond El Encanto, one of the most celebrated Santa Barbara Resorts. Read more >

Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

A Testimony to Good Taste

Raymond Blanc’s Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons celebrates 32 years as one of the finest Michelin star restaurants, UK. Read more >

Issue 1

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Five fun ways to explore

From carriage rides in Bagan to water bicycles in Venice, find new ways to explore with our list of unusual means of transport. Read more >

A Mallorcan muse

Head into the rugged Tramuntana Mountains and discover the beautiful village of Deià, a timeless source of inspiration and the ultimate artist retreat. Read more >

Ethical gold

Ethical gold

As part of their journey to Sustainable Luxury, Chopard have launched a new line of ethical jewellery made from fair-mined gold. Read more >

Take me to the river

Take me to the river

Embark on a journey through the fascinating escosystem of the Okavango Delta and experience Botswana’s greatest safari tour. Read more >


Fall for Italy

From music in Venice to mesmerising helicopter tours in Sicily, discover the best places to visit in Italy this autumn. Read more >


Festive season in Asia

End the year in unforgettable style. Browse through our top suggestions for celebrating New Year in Thailand, Singapore or Myanmar. Read more >

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

A Toast to the Rails

With an elegant new champagne bar, step aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and discover one of the world’s most unique dining experiences. Read more >

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Santa Barbara Resort Style

Find out how to make the most of this buzzing city while staying at Belmond El Encanto, one of the most famous and luxurious Santa Barbara resorts. Read more >

Dining at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Should chefs copyright their recipes?

As the trend of food photography soars and restaurant competition booms, we ask the question: are recipes copyrighted, and should they be? Read more >

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Culinary Travel: Cusco

For those seeking new culinary travel experiences, discover a world of foodie adventures at Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cusco. Read more >

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Silver Screen, Golden Sand

Add your name to the glittering guestlist at Belmond Copacabana Palace for the spectacular Festival do Rio 2015. Read more >

Phare Cambodian Circus

Centre Stage in Siem Reap

Close to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, the Phare Cambodian Circus is using showmanship and education to create a brighter future for its country. Read more >