Costa Navarino, in the Messinia region of Greece’s Peloponnese, is one of the gal’s favourite places – last time, the owner, Achilles Constantakopoulos (above) happened to be there, too. The entire Costa Navarino resort is over 2,500 acres, formed by Achilles Constantakopoulos’ late father, ‘The Captain’, buying up hundreds of tiny plots of land. These, like a patchwork quilt, have resulted in a brilliant whole. They named the entire area after the 1827 Battle of Navarino.
Why does Girlahead love this place? Well, there is so much space, with thousands of Koroneiki olive trees, Troon Golf (Bernhard Langer and Robert Trent Jones), an amazing Anazoe spa, kids’ club with overnight stays, and so much else. Right now there are two hotels, a Westin and Los Romanos, a Luxury Collection hotel. All the 321 rooms at Los Romanos have a terrace or balcony, and 120 of them have private infinity pools: best of all is the 6,670 sq ft Koroni Royal Suite (two floors, three bedrooms, and a 730 sq ft infinity swimming pool). And, as well as memories, and selfies, especially of the strategic sunsets and other views, take home, as souvenirs, Costa Navarino gourmet foods, www.navarinoicons.com
Costa Navarino is one of the top luxury hotels and resorts chosen by Dubai-based Jetex as partner properties for its private jet clients. Other European beauties in this partnership are JK Place Paris, France, Port Palace Monte-Carlo, Monaco, and L’ea Bianca Sardinia, Italy. Add to this, in the Indian Ocean (Fregate Island Private in The Seychelles, The Muraka and One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives, and Oberoi Mauritius), plus some on the African continent, namely Singita’s superb lodges in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. www.jetex.com
Africa Tomorrow, a virtual conference planned for Tuesday 21st July 2020, has some formidable speakers. These include Hon. Minister Najib Balala, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife, Kenya; Colin Bell, Co-Founder, Natural Selections; Abderrahmane Berthe, Secretary General, African Airlines association; Jillian Blackbeard, CEO of The Victoria Falls Regional Tourism Association, Founder of The Africa’s Eden Digital Destination Solution; Raphael Kuuchi, Special Envoy to Africa on Aeropolitical Affairs, IATA, and John Scanlon, Special Envoy, African Parks. Organised by Bench Events Digital, this virtual conference combines the aviation sector through AviaDev (Jon Howell) and the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (Matthew Weihs). It has round tables, exhibition area, networking etc. Sign up now! www.africa-tomorrow.com