Five Star Columbia Beach – luxury spa discount with ELIXIR MAKEOVER MILES


Paphos: The five star Columbia Beach Resort, one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean is offering Elixir Makeover Miles privilege card holders discounts on direct hotel and spa bookings.

The Columbia Beach Resort is surrounded by lush gardens and is an all-suite hotel. It has one of the best outdoor pools on the island of Cyprus and one of the best spas.

The Resort is offering a 10% discount on rooms and 15% on spa treatments – booked directly with the resort.

Cyprus is one of the sunniest and friendlest islands in the Mediterranean. As well as sun, sand and sea there is spectacular mountain scenary and archeological sites. The people of Cyprus are friendly and the cuisine centres around the freshes of home-grown ingredients.

The Resort
This exclusive all suite resort ambles gently upward from the sparkling waters of the bay following the natural incline of the landscape so that most suites have a spectacular sea view and many also look out over the 80m lagoon-style swimming pool, which is the central feature guarded by towering palm trees.

All that is best in Cypriot architecture and local materials has been used. Sloping roofs and graceful arches are predominant, as is the use of natural wood and stone, and the specially reclaimed terracotta roof tiles give the whole project a nicely aged and traditional look. All suites have shuttered windows, heavy wooden doors and large covered balconies.

Paved pathways, shaded by bougainvillaea and olive trees, meander throughout the resort around the traditional taverna and ouzeri, past the quaint little Chapel of All Saints and on down to the beach.

Spa & Well-being

The COLUMBIA SPA offers numerous therapies for relaxation and revitalising – various types of massage, body wraps, detoxification treatments, skin cleansing and toning – all performed by the highly qualified Spa staff with products from Molton Brown and Phytomer.

Treatment rooms surround a central area containing sauna & cold plunge pool, steam bath and Jacuzzi.

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Qualia – six star resort on Queensland Coast offers guests timeless luxury


Australia’s newest luxury resort sits perched on a hill top overlooking the calm blue waters surrounding Hamilton Island on the beautiful Queensland Whitsunday coast.

Owned by well known veteran yachtsman Bob Oakley of Wild Oats XI fame, the secluded 6 star resort is all about relaxation and stimulating the senses – and that’s exactly what you get here no matter if you’re laying by the beachside pool, soaking up the scenery or indulging in a range of tantalising spa treatments or serene meditation and yoga sessions.

Guests in relaxing mode are able to unwind and focus on the wellbeing of mind and body here. His and hers pampering includes anti-stress, anti-aging, detoxifying and cleansing treatments with the signature treatment ‘Bularri Yarrul’, a hot stone massage using 300 million year old stones and aromatherapy treatments using essential Australian oils.

Architecturally superb, the accommodation at qualia offers so much. Each of the 60 pavilions is freestanding and measures four times the size of an average hotel room. Equipped with floor to ceiling windows providing stunning 360 degree views, these one bedroom houses also feature sundecks and either private plunge pools or outdoor showers. Find out more at

Each pavilion comes with a two-person electric cart which ensures easy access around the steep estate and down to Pebble Beach, where casual dining and an array of water sports abound.

Qualia’s heart is the brilliantly designed cliff top Long Pavilion — reception, dining room, bar, lounge and library — where the views are breathtaking and the feel is uniquely Australian luxury. It is elegant yet casual and relaxed- a place where fine textures and beautiful stone sit hand in hand with eucalyptus.

Mealtime in the Long Pavilion is a choice of indoor or al fresco dining and the clean, fresh, local produce prepared with a strong French influence, is simply delicious. Some of the world’s finest wines are also on offer here and the exotic list of cocktails is endless.

Surrounded by the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia puts a great many pursuits within easy reach. Adventure seekers can try sea kayaking and bush-walking; alternatively guests can charter a private yacht with their own chef for the day and explore deserted beaches and coves. Private helicopter tours are also available and range from 10-minute flights to full day excursions. Fishing and scuba diving charters are also available with sea plane transfers.

Qualia is Australia’s answer to world class luxury. Pavilions with plunge pools cost around 750 Great British pounds per night. This price includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, transfers and an electric golf buggy. The resort is gated and available only to guests over the age of 18.