September 17, 2021
Aman Sveti Stefan

REVIEW – Aman Sveti Stefan (Montenegro)

There's nowhere on earth quite like Aman Sveti Stefan: a spectacular private island resort, sitting majestically in the sparkling waters of the Adriatic riviera.
August 22, 2021
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REVIEW – Matetsi Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Superb room hardware and the game viewing was as private and wild as you could possibly hope for. For the majority of our time on the game drives, it felt like we were at one with nature, totally disconnected from other human beings and the outside world.
August 18, 2021
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FANTASTIC DEAL: Mandarin Oriental 3rd Night Free offer

A very rare deal! Book 11 different Mandarin Oriental hotels with the 3rd night free and additional Virtuoso amenities
July 31, 2021
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REVIEW – InterContinental Maldives

The resort with the lighthouse: Bookable for only $600 a night using IHG points, is the InterContinental Maldives truly a luxury property? In some ways yes...
June 29, 2021
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REVIEW – Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town

My first encounter with a Belmond property was a fantastic experience on the whole. 'Old school' elegance, paired with friendly service and a great location.
June 4, 2021
Park Hyatt Maldives - Sunset Overwater Pool Villa

REVIEW – Park Hyatt Maldives

A lot of Maldivian resorts are like fast food: convenient, nicely packaged, initially satisfying but ultimately devoid of substance. The Park Hyatt is the antithesis to this.
May 12, 2021
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REVIEW – Silvan Safari (Sabi Sands, SA)

My expectations were very high going into this and Silvan quite honestly smashed them. In terms of hard product, Silvan is in the very top tier of anything I've ever seen.
May 10, 2021
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REVIEW – Bidvest Lounge – Jo’burg (JNB)

Even if you don't have Priority Pass the value for money here is pretty phenomenal. A surprisingly decent lounge.
August 24, 2016
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Bali and Taipei – *A Getaway with USDM – BR J, TG J – Peninsula, Alila

There is definitely a line of thinking in our hobby which states that any change to a loyalty program = the sky is falling. USDM was a crazy experience. I will miss hours spent listening to the hold music, the adrenaline rush when a crazy routing gets ticketed or even the crushing blow of having the rates desk kill a dream route after the final award seat in a 10 leg itinerary opens up.
August 25, 2016
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REVIEW – Alila Villas Uluwatu (Arrival to Nightfall)

The drive from Ubud to Uluwatu took around 1.5 hours, passing the airport and continuing to the far southern cliffs of Bali. Alila Villas Uluwatu are quite well hidden, seeing the sign from the road you'd have no idea that a resort of this calibre was hidden at the end of the narrow, twisting road.
August 25, 2016
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REVIEW – Alila Villas Uluwatu (Sunrise to Departure)

Great service from Alila, from start to finish. Probably the best hotel I've ever had the pleasure of staying in.