19 September 2008

Most Expensive Resort

Isla de sa Ferradura

It is a joy to live on Isla de sa Ferradura. The island has been transformed into a super-hacienda which, as a dream resort, knows no equivalent. This fabulous resort flows in harmony with nature and offers the ultimate in luxury. The architecture is unique; everything has been designed for undisturbed enjoyment.

Isla de sa Ferradura, also known as Isla del Bosc, is situated in the beautiful bay of San Miguel, next to the rocky island of Isla Murada which was in earlier centuries used to house prisoners.

The white casa has exceptionally luxurious and majestic living space, in which nothing has been left to chance. The beautiful romantic bedrooms and guest suites have all facilities one could think of. Principal Suite: This suite is possibly more luxurious than the other. The view of the sea and the lush gardens are majestic from here. Bamboo Suite: It gives the guest the feeling of an experienced traveller, arriving in an oasis of tropical relaxation. The bath here is truly a thrill. Perla Suite: The spotless white bathroom with all luxury imaginable, the white bar, the white wardrobe and all other facilities. Suite Azul: In the Azul Suite the blue-azure colours are dominant, which give it a fresh and unusual atmosphere.

A large professional and cosy designed Spanish kitchen gives every chef the possibility to create exquisite Spanish-French culinary delights. The kitchen staff will prepare the most delicious dishes. First of all, regional meals of Ibiza consisting primarily of cuisine using vegetables and fruit from the island itself, as well as fresh fish, fresh seafood and various meat dishes.

A separate cave complex offers total body relaxation with a whirlpool, Turkish bath, sauna, solarium, infrared cabins and a beauty salon with massage facilities. The island offers all watersport facilities including waterskiing, jetskiing, watercycling, surfing, fishing, diving and more. The island also offers various sporting facilities including fully equipped gymnasium with modern equipment, aerobics, water aerobics, volleyball etc. Isla de sa Ferradura has its own entertainment center with modern flat screens where the latest movies can be shown through the resort«s satellite system or video and DVD computer collection.

Getting there:
Most travellers arrive in Ibiza by yacht, or via the international airport south of Ibiza city, either by private jet, scheduled flight or charter. In the future, you will be able to travel from the international airport to Isla de sa Ferradura by helicopter, which takes only a few minutes or to drive with the island car to Puerto San Miquel where you can be transported to the island by speedboat.

Best time to travel:
Most days during summer, the temperature hovers around 27°C (85°F), in May-June or September-October; the weather is still pleasant and warm. Winter (December, January and February) can be a peaceful time. Even in winter, though, you are bound to get one or two days of the much-touted 300 days-out-of-the-year worth of sunshine.

Rates (depending on season and number of travellers): EUR 130 000 - EUR 165 000 per week / all-inclusive

17 September 2008

Most Expensive Hotel

The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب, literally, Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel.[2] However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab's height at 333 m (1,090 ft), will take away this title upon its opening.[3][4][5] The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.

16 September 2008

World's Longest Bridge

Donghai Bridge (simplified Chinese: 东海大桥; traditional Chinese: 東海大橋; pinyin: Dōnghǎi Dàqiáo; literally "East Sea Grand Bridge") was the longest cross-sea bridge in the world until Hangzhou Bay Bridge opened on 1 May 2008. It was completed on December 10, 2005. It has a total length of 32.5 kilometres (20.2 miles) and connects mainland Shanghai and the offshore Yangshan deep-water port in China. Most of the bridge is a low-level viaduct. There are also cable-stayed sections to
allow for the passage of large ships, largest with span of 420 m.