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Luxe Travels : Season 1
Format: 10 episodes x 44' | High Definition
Summary: Luxe Travels shows you the "Best Of" experiences from global destinations. Whether its renting a private island, or a night at the most exclusive resorts, boutique hotels; or a tip on where to watch the sunset while sipping on a cocktail; Luxe Travels is your insider guide to island hopping around the world!
Luxe Travels: Season 1
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 1: Bali
The Island Explorers season starts off in the beautiful and highly popular tourism hotspot; Bali. Our host embarks on a mission to understand how the Balinese blend hospitality with luxury. And this is a journey that takes place on land, underwater and even in the air! A soothing journey that finds ultra luxurious healing centers such as Como Shambhala amidst the lush jungles of Ubud - to a hands on cooking stint at the Balinese fusion restaurant Mozaic, to checking out true African style Safaris in the heart of Bali. Helicopter rides over volcanos and reef-rescuing innovative dive resorts. This is an adventure true to the Island Explorers style
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 2: Ireland
An uncommon destination for a series that explores exotic tropical getaways. But this island nation has some of the most evocative landscapes that mother nature has to offer! Our Host explores the charms of the emerald state in it’s off-season. Questionable weather is no match for the bounty of eats and drinks that Ireland has on offer; the best oysters this side of the Atlantic, the birthplace of Guinness and of course, the home to Irish whiskey. Liesel explores ultra luxurious (and famous) celebrity getaways like Castle Leslie, goes hands on at the Dunbrody house with celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, and explores the Wild Atlantic way at the fishing estate Ballynahinch Castle. The best way to explore Ireland in the off-season, Island Explorers style!
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 3: Jamaica
Easy island vibes, lots of amazing local rum, brilliant natural landscapes and those amazing beaches! Of course, Island Hunter is in Jamaica! But in this episode, host Liesel shows you a different side of the Irie nation; away from the hordes of people unleashed via cruise liners! She starts off with a quick glimpse and an impromptu jam session at the birthplace of Bob Marley, Trench town, noshes on the most delicious ice cream this side of the hemisphere, and plunges into Mystic mountain’s waterfalls. Jamaica is known for being the home of the all-inclusive resort and Liesel finds out exactly why that is - with stays at Ian Fleming inspired Golden eye Hotel as well as Sunset at the Palms! Lazy tubing down the river, limestone foot massages, topped up with historic food tours and experiencing local cuisines such as jerk chicken and the amazing seafood; this is Jamaica, Island Explorers style!
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 5: Hong Kong
Hong Kong: Hong Kong is Asia’s world city and this episode is a complete 360 from the melee of tropical island paradises. Hong Kong is famous for it’s skyscraper strewn skyline and in this episode, local girl Lesley Chiang is on a mission to show a different side of Hong Kong. Her journey starts off in Hong Kong bay where she gets a taste of the 5 star life at the Ritz Carlton. Pampering at the 108th floor spa, dining at Michelin 2 star rated Ting Lung Heen, and beyond! Lesley checks out the art scene of Soho, and PMQ, an establishment geared towards Hong Kong’s budding arts and crafts talent. At night time, local nightlife expert Johannes Pong shows Lesley the wild side of town as they bounce around the latest bars and clubs. When it’s time to chow, Jowett Yu, a rising star in the culinary world shows Lesley his favorite hometown hang outs; roast geese to yummy sea food bites. Taking a break from Hong Kong island, Lesley also checks out the nearby Lantau island where she gets a taste of zen; from Hiking on the lantau trail to seeing the Tian tan Buddha - this feeling of zen continues as she checks out the colonial landmark turned boutique resort, Tai O. It’s an episode of fast paced modern life, top rated seafood and how to find respite from it all. This is Island Explorers; Hong Kong
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 6: Belize
Island Explorers: Season 1: Episode 6: Belize Island Explorers showcases beautiful Belize; with hundreds of kilometers of coastline with the Caribbean sea, the 2nd largest barrier reef, and one of the best dive sites in the world, how could you not? In this episode, Dani Kristo is on a mission to showcase the best of Belize; she starts off her journey with some adventure at the Bocawina resort; the hub for adventure in Belize. Zip lining through the jungle canopies, Dani is charged up for the rest of her adventure. Checking out the fabled Xunantunich ruins near the Guatemalan border, a stay at the super lavish jungle eco resort, Blancaneaux, these stops define Belize. But it's more than just luxury destinations. To get a taste of culture, Dani gets the lead on Palmento grove, an authentic Garifuna enclave in the sleepy village of Hopkins. The theme of luxury living continues as Dani comes across Turtle Inn, a one of a kind all-inclusive resort at the coast of Placencia. But, for the ultimate in island paradise getaway, a 35 min boat ride from Turtle Inn, leads to Coral Caye. Here, Dani experiences what a private island experience is all about. This is Belize in it's truest form.
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 7: Cyprus
Host Sophie Ashley is in the island of love, Cyprus, exploring all it's beauty; from ultra luxurious spas and resorts nestled in the Troodos mountain range, to hidden yoga spots, and the best nightlife on the Mediterranean Island, to local delicacies in between! This is Island Explorers, in Cyprus!
Luxe Travels: Season 1: Episode 8: Philippines
Mizziel Serra discovers one of Philippines 7000+ islands, and this particular island is voted by most travel publications to be the most beautiful in the world. We are of course talking about the island of Palawan. In this episode, Host Mizziel Serra starts off her Island exploration in the bustling city of Manila; she explores the walled city of Intramuros, the Spanish seat during their colonization, as well as Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown! After meeting the gang at STKD SurfMoto, Mizziel gets hooked up with a customized Ducati Scrambler and she explores the island of Luzon on 2 wheels, where her journey ends up at the iconic Pico de Loro. From there, she ventures up to her final moto destination, the surf town of La Union, where she gets a hands on lesson with the local surfing champ. From here on, she island hops and explores the luxury side of Palawan Island. Mizziel gets to check out what the El Nido property has to offer travelers by exploring all 3 resorts in the protected Palawan Marine reserve. This is Philippines like you've never seen before!
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