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Baayvillas – Living by the sea

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Baayvillas is a newly built holiday park by Dutchen on the Dutch Lauwersmeer. The modernly equipped villas can be booked for six to eight people and are situated in the middle of the natural habitat of many animals and plants. The incredible tranquillity of nature is immediately transferred to the guests. If you are looking for relaxation and at the same time appreciate the excursion possibilities in the immediate vicinity, the Baayvillas are just the right place for you.

The spacious layout and size of the houses make them ideal when several friends or families with children want to holiday together. Everyone is to themselves and yet always together.

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Exclusive villas with that little extra

All Baayvillas in Dutchen Holiday Park are exclusive, of high quality and very attractively furnished. Due to the division into two floors, they are extremely spacious and yet comfortably furnished. The light-flooded rooms, in combination with the bright, natural colours, create an immediate feel-good atmosphere. Via the large glass front of the terrace, holidaymakers can reach the outside, where a fireplace makes cosy barbecue or campfire evenings possible all year round. Guests have direct access to the sea via their own bathing jetty or one shared with another villa, where a boat can also be moored. Each villa has a private whirlpool on the terrace – sufficient relaxation is provided at all times.

Activities in the immediate vicinity

For those interested in exploring the area surrounding Baayvillas, there are several options. Five times a day there is a ferry to the Wadden Island Schiermonnikoog, which is unspoilt and offers beautiful walks in the habitat of the diverse bird life. Nature lovers also get their money’s worth during mudflat walks in the Moddergat mudflats or interesting oyster walks. Not only are the oysters harvested and their living conditions explained, but they are also opened fresh on site and tasted.

At least as interesting is the Pieterburen Seal Centre – Europe’s largest hospital for seals and harbour seals. There, injured and weakened animals are taken in, nursed up and then, if they are strong enough, returned to their natural environment.

Guests who want to get a breath of city air or run some errands can visit the beautiful old towns of Groningen or Dokkum, an old fortified town.

Those travelling with children can visit a small playground within walking distance of only five minutes or take a trip to the covered DoeZoo. Experiencing with all the senses is a priority here: The little guests are allowed to get up close and personal with the animals. Kissing frogs, carrying snakes around their necks or stroking the cute skunks are guaranteed to make a visit to the zoo unforgettable. For nice-weather days, the Adventure Park Waddenfun is perfect. Whether it’s canoeing, climbing in the high ropes course, archery or laser games – action fans will get their money’s worth here. Skill and courage, paired with adrenaline, guarantee lots of excitement and fun. The Adventure Park is a great destination for guests who want to experience an unforgettable day together with their family or friends travelling with them.


Barefoot Hotel – New design hotel on Mallorca

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To feel good and enjoy – a dream hotel on the picturesque east coast of Mallorca, that is the Barefoot Hotel in Portocolom. Its bohemian chic breathes the serenity of the Balearics and is anchored in the colours, shapes, furnishings and generously sized rooms of this small, family-friendly hotel. Restrained luxury with natural colours and materials forms the basis of the pleasant design concept for this design hotel.

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Situated in Portocolom, not far from the small harbour, only about 1.5 km from the nearest bathing beach “Cala Marcal”, it offers all the prerequisites for a relaxing holiday with sporting and many other experiences at the same time.
The hotel has 60 rooms and suites, some with terrace or balcony and private Jacuzzi. The basic architecture of the hotel with its pleasantly large rooms and lounges is modern – but pleasantly adapted to Majorcan traditions and perfectly fitted into the surrounding nature. The picturesque and unspoilt nature is taken up and continued here in the building and furnishings.

The fine sandy beach “Cala Marcal” is within easy reach. Sunbeds and parasols are available on the public beach for a fee. For those who like diving, the nearby “Skualo Adventure Sports Centre” offers all possibilities to explore the underwater world of Mallorca: PADI dives, introductory dives or diving visits to underwater sea caves.
Meals are offered by the Barefoot Hotel in Portocolom in two restaurants with rooftop and sun terraces. For variety in dining, there are many chic restaurants on the street surrounding the hotel to explore. The beach restaurant “S’Arenal de Portocolom”, just a few minutes’ drive away, is also particularly appealing. Bamboo hammocks under pine and tamarisk trees to relax in and enjoy seasonal salads, fruit platters and seafood are the specialities here.

Extreme care in the quality, freshness and originality of the ingredients, this also characterises the breakfast at the Barefoot Hotel, which can be enjoyed every day of the holiday.
The hotel’s child-friendliness should be emphasised, which is reflected not least in the practicalities: children’s tableware and toys are a matter of course in the hotel’s two restaurants.
The class of the Barefoot Hotel is also reflected in the fact that, in addition to a pool for cooling off or early morning exercise, a sauna with hamam has also been set up. Individual wellness offers can be arranged here at any time.

The “Parque National de Mondrago” is a special kind of excursion experience. This impressive nature park, established 30 years ago, is only about 20 minutes by car from the hotel. It offers access to beautiful and secluded stretches of beach and views of wild and romantic rock formations in several gorges, which can become raging torrents during rainfall. The park is accessible by a number of hiking trails and cycle paths, and is also accessible by car on a few roads during opening hours. Here grow the rare wild olive tree, various varieties of juniper and oleander, in damp areas tamarisk and in the cultivated zone also the almond, fig and carob trees that characterise Mallorca. The natural environment is home to turtles, countless reptiles, more than 70 species of birds and also the small-spotted genet, which has become rare on other Balearic islands.

The Barefoothotel is the perfect place in this environment of the original Mallorca. Here, the special nature, culture and philosophy of life of this Mediterranean island are taken up, implemented and made tangible in the architecture and hotel concept.

Wellness- & Genusshotel Der Eisvogel – Lifestyle meets tradition

In the beautiful Hallertau region, only 50 minutes from Munich, the tradition of Bavaria and a modern lifestyle concept meet at the Wellness- & Genusshotel Der Eisvogel. Combining the two allows guests of the hotel to experience a new dimension of relaxation.
Pleasure, health, cosiness, leisureliness, balance as well as busyness – these are the pillars on which the hotel concept is based and ensures a feel-good atmosphere.
The hotel is equally suitable for a short break from stressful everyday life as for a longer holiday. The cordiality of the hosts rounds off the travel experience, leaving no wishes unfulfilled for the guests.

Dreamlike living at Wellness- & Genusshotel Der Eisvogel

Warm colours, exclusive fabrics, spacious rooms flooded with light and attention to detail in the furnishings create a pleasant atmosphere from the very first second. Picking up on the colours of Bavarian nature, the rooms are traditional as well as modern and thus fit perfectly into the hotel concept. Guests are offered plenty of space to feel at home in the rooms, which are decorated in berry tones, soft natural colours or the colouring of kingfisher feathers. Arriving and feeling good has top priority here – that’s how a holiday should be.
Good days begin with a good breakfast – complemented by cordial service, an extensive selection of dishes, many regional products as well as homemade delicacies. There is no better way to start a holiday day.

Wellness and pleasure for all the senses

Those who want to do something good for their well-being have the opportunity to do so in the 1,600 square metre spa area. Here, guests can unwind or let themselves be pampered by the numerous treatments offered by qualified masseurs. Relaxation rooms invite you to unwind, while the spa suites are ideal for couples to take time out. Various saunas and the bathhouse strengthen the body so that guests can fall into their pillows refreshed in the evening. Feel good, lean back and enjoy the time out – at Hotel “Der Eisvogel” every guest will find what they need to relax.

Let your soul dangle in the Wellness- & Genusshotel Der Eisvogel.

Not only the indoor, but also the outdoor area as well as the surroundings of the hotel decelerate the guests. The beautiful park invites you to go for a walk, have a nice chat or read a book. Those who want to explore the region can choose between city programmes, relaxation in nature or sporting activities. The Hallertau is not far from Regensburg, Munich, Landshut and Ingolstadt, so spontaneous excursions are always possible. The region is equally suitable for cycling or hiking tours. In the summer months, the hotel rents out e-bikes and a golf course is also part of the hotel property – guests will look in vain for boredom.
Other excursion destinations in the area include the German Hop Museum, the Abusina Roman Fort and boat trips on the Danube and in the Altmühl Valley.
Whatever the hotel guests feel like, at the Wellness- & Genusshotel Der Eisvogel they can create and enjoy their individual perfect time-out at will.

Villeroy & Boch Perlemor – Like a vacation by the sea

Villeroy & Boch Perlemor

A WEEKEND LIKE A HOLIDAY AT THE SEA – It’s Friday evening. A sun-drenched weekend awaits me. When I close my eyes, I remember back to the fantastic days by the sea. I feel the soft sand under my feet. The fresh sea water ripples around my legs. The light summer dress blows in the salty breeze. Pure happiness flows through my body. I was especially impressed by the evening walks on the beach. People were bubbling with lightness. There was laughter and dancing. The love of pleasure, the love of being, was celebrated. The candlelight from the restaurants wrapped the whole ambience in an incredibly soothing atmosphere. It was pure inspiration.

This weekend, I’m whisking my girlfriends away from their everyday lives. Not only culinary, especially the ambience should spoil them. With the trendy Pottery collection Perlemor I take my loved ones on a journey to the magical beach. I stroll through the market and buy fresh fruits, vegetables and fragrant herbs. The wine is chilled. The scent of fresh bread wafts from my kitchen into the garden. The lanterns are wildly scattered on the table. Cool, fresh watermelon pieces lie in the sand-colored bowls. The crisp lettuce looks especially beautiful in the coral-colored bowls. Music plays from my boombox, the candles glow. My girls fall into my arms, beaming with joy. We are at home, enjoying the moment. We feel as if we are sitting on a wide sandy beach, surrounded by the lightness of the many people celebrating their vacations, doing nothing and the magical moment of the moment. Inspired by my vacations by the sea, I created the ambience, the feel-good atmosphere that makes my girlfriends forget about everyday life. Thank you enchanting Perlemor!

Perlemor – Tableware by Villeroy & Boch – THE DESIGN & FUNCTION

The lightness and light-heartedness of the trendy design of the new season reflects the love of the beach. The tableware is available in two colors. The delicate Coral is in unique harmony with the sand-colored collection. Wonderfully fitting is the symbolism behind the color Coral. It stands for new energy, joy and vitality and strengthens the need for friendship. The color combination in Perlemor Sand with the bluish stripe suggests the horizon from the blue sea along the endless beach. The flowing effect glaze makes each piece a unique work of art. The shades of color make each plate, cup and bowl a must have. The noble finish guarantees a relaxed wash in the dishwasher. Also the quick heating in the microwave is possible with the Perlemor – tableware.

Villeroy & Boch – THE BRAND

Since its foundation in 1748, the Villeroy & Boch brand has combined passion with design expertise and innovative strength. In a long tradition, it embellishes the environment of its clientele with a stylish touch and transforms the dining table into a real eye-catcher. With innovative, stylish products, Villeroy & Boch inspires people’s “savoir vivre”. Through its diversity, it offers the opportunity to create an individual home. Precious materials, innovative shapes and structures conjure up the desired ambience that underscores the culinary delights.

Dining & lifestyle is celebrated at Villeroy & Boch. Rooted in European culture, the renowned premium brand shapes global dining culture. In addition to its headquarters in Germany, Villeroy & Boch is represented in more than 125 countries. It is an international lifestyle brand and spoils customers around the globe with unique design.

Blue Palace Crete, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Crete has developed some great modern and luxurious hotel resorts in recent years. If you think of Crete as the classic package holiday, you’re out of touch! The Blue Palace Crete, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is an hour’s drive from Heraklion airport. It is located on the beautiful north coast of Crete in Elounda.

Blue Palace Crete, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa,

As soon as you can spot the hotel, the special design of the dome-shaped building immediately catches the eye.

In the spacious lobby, you feel like you’ve arrived on vacation and are warmly welcomed! After your check in, you have the hotel’s own app on your smartphone. It allows you to make reservations or read the restaurant menus.

The resort, situated on the mountainside, is anything but a hotel bunker! Despite its size, we always felt undisturbed and comfortable! Due to the special architecture, there are quiet oases everywhere that invite you to linger.

Island Suite

The choice of rooms is large, couples, single travellers and families will have a great holiday here. There are standard rooms, family rooms, various suites and bungalows. Each guest has his or her own retreat. The bungalows are very inviting, lovingly and comfortably furnished. They all face the sea, which promises a beautiful view. Some have their own pool. Here you can end the day relaxing and admiring the magical sunset.

The spacious Island Suite also has a heated pool. Good mood music is provided by the modern music box from Bank & Olufsen, which can be taken into any room. In the spacious bathroom with its own exit to the terrace, no one gets in each other’s way! No matter if 2,3 or 4 people! We only left our room for dinner and some time on the beach because we liked it so much! In general, we never felt the need to leave the hotel complex and normally we always like to explore the surroundings.

By booking a suite at the you can enjoy many exclusive benefits, for example a relaxed à la carte breakfast at the Anthos restaurant overlooking the island of Spinalonga.

Time to swim & relax

For those who love larger pools, there are three outdoor pools. Two are filled with fresh water and one with seawater, and these are heated in the colder months. In the spa area there is a heated indoor pool and two outdoor pools for children.

The main pool is located directly on the beach and is particularly popular with families with children. The hotel’s own beach with comfortable sunbeds and parasols leaves nothing to be desired! You can even order drinks and food from your lounger. The crystal clear water invites you to swim, snorkel or dive. Afterwards, you can relax and enjoy the fantastic view of the sea and the Spinalonga island. There is always the possibility to visit the island by boat.

Culinary delights

Here, too, you won’t get bored so quickly and everyone will find something to their taste! Several individual restaurants with great delicacies brighten up the evening for the guests. We visited the Greek restaurant “Anthos” and my personal highlight was the “Blue Door” taverna right by the sea.

Blue Door Travern

Blue Door was once an old fisherman’s house and today they serve typical fresh Greek dishes straight from the sea onto your plate. You have to try the Greek dish Moussaka!

Restaurant Anthos

But you can also indulge yourself in the restaurant Anthos for breakfast and dinner! With the panoramic lift, even the approach is something very special! Once you arrive at the restaurant, you will be overwhelmed by the view of the herb garden and the sea. Greek classics are also served here, as well as their own creation of modern dishes. It’s worth trying!


The hotel offers exclusive boat trips on luxurious yachts. Exploring the area from the water is always an experience. There is also the option of surfing, sailing or water skiing. There is something for everyone.The wellness oasis is located right next to the beach. Here you can gather new energies.Our favourite is the nearby “play area” for adults with a table tennis table or an air hockey table.For the children, there is a kids’ club where they can do handicrafts, play and have fun together.

Whether as a couple or as a family, a trip to the Blue Palace Resort in Crete is always worthwhile!

Lafuma Furniture: At Home & To-Go

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Steel frames, curved silhouettes, leather backs and technology-treated fabrics – chairs come in all shapes and sizes but not all can claim ‘best fit’. Versatile chairs can be hard to come by, which is why Lafuma stands out. French in production and design, their chairs blend technical solutions with a stylish exterior.

Looking for garden chairs? In-house seating? Foldable chairs for van travel? Tried and tested, the following products are some chair essentials that can be used both in the garden and indoors.

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Foldable chairs are magical because you can take them everywhere with you. Lafuma’s Pop Up chair comes extra-large to cradle your body on beach or lawn. Simply slide it out of your ride, smooth out the cover and sink its legs into the sand. You can’t miss it from a distance either; the blue and red stripes mark out your seat.

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Going camping in the mountains? Bring a touch of home with you. This soft and padded armchair is a Lafuma classic, combining its dimensional chair legs with a wide back for comfort. In fact, the padding is built with three layers – doesn’t it sound like the best chair to relax into? Opt for it in latte color for an extra dash of homey feel.

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Lafuma, Fasten Ur Seatbelts, Lafuma Moebel

You might not need a flexible chair that fits into your weekend drive, but it never hurts to cozy up your patio or balcony. Spend some time outdoors without worrying about how to keep your furniture clean! The Sphinx armchair consists of a specially tempered fabric that is UV resistant. Long to fade and pristine, all it needs is basic care. Wipe down your meditation seat with some soapy water and let it air dry.

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You’ve seen it on grass and on tiled flooring – now you’re seeing it by water’s edge. This chair proves to be the perfect outdoor furniture for one last reason: it is treated with antifungal tech to withstand moisture and mold growth. Keep it outside with no worries.

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Lafuma’s Bayanne Transat is the sunbed you’ve been waiting for. Not only does the onyx coloring stand out, it is made for relaxation. Snap hooks make adjusting your position easy; you can even lie down for a nap on the patio.

If you’re limited in space, the Lison Chair is a sleek addition. It’s classy too, combination of natural tanned leather and matt white frame. For something more unique, the mint green Cocoon Armchair fits nicely into any living room corner. Amazingly, it feels like you’re sitting on air.

Once you’ve picked out the perfect chair for you, complete your cozy nook with a side table for beverages or books. The mini Vogue side table sits low to match the sunken curve of your lounger; its contemporary design makes it easy to match. With its sturdy frame, this table fits in your garden, poolside or patio. Just sit back and relax!

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