In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel.
We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the best travel experiences we’ll cherish forever.
Here is a photo essay of our stay at Kilkea Castle…
“Once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe. Set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.” (Kilkea Castle Website)
What is the perfect paradise? For me, it’s an island with everything you need within arm’s reach. A place where you don’t have to travel far and sacrifice your comfort. A remote and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need.
Say hello to Lakawon Island Resort & Spa (also called Llacaon), a 13-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental.
It’s a world-class beach resort famous for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and the famous TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.
LIO is one of the best places to escape to with the family this 2017. A master-planned sustainable Ayala estate development just around the corner from El Nido town in Palawan, it is the perfect place to get access to the El Nido isles in Bacuit Bay.
Palawan enjoys comfortable weather all year round with occasional heavy rains on the islands. It’s good to go anytime, but you may want to consider making the trip during the Lio Beach Festival, which happens on the Independence Day weekend nearest June 12.
Here’s our guide to enjoying a family staycation and the beach festival experience at Lio…
Discovery Shores Boracay is a five-star resort situated in one of the world’s most celebrated beaches–Boracay Island, Philippines. Located in the exclusive White Beach Station 1, the beachfront hotel offers guests privacy and a quiet environment that is different from the other resorts in Boracay.
The award-winning, 87-room hotel is consistently listed in Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels and is a 2015 winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
We love coming back to Discovery Shores for their “Service That’s All Heart” as well as the excellent facilities that loyal customers rave about.
THE LIND BORACAY is a Philippine-born 5-star coastal luxury resort in the exclusive part of White Beach in Station 1, offering great food, an elevated infinity pool experience, sea view rooms, and excellent massage services.
It is equipped with 119 rooms, 3 restaurants and a bar, and a signature ballroom overlooking the sunset vista.
Here is a photo essay of our awesome Lind Boracay experience and why you should stay here on your next Boracay escape…