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.
April 29, 2021
Intercontinental JNB - Swimming Pool

REVIEW – Intercontinental JNB Airport

This is a hotel that is moments away from the airport. It ticks all of the items in my basics checklist and also has a full size gym and excellent restaurant. The room decor is a cut above most airport hotels globally, as is the service. Unless you have a layover of over 20 hours I can't imagine why you'd consider anywhere else in Joburg.
April 12, 2021
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REVIEW – Amilla : Sunset Water Pool Villa

It's safe to say that this stay absolutely blew away all of my expectations. Amilla is a resort that delivered not just on the things that I thought I wanted it fulfilled knew needs that I didn't even know I had. The food was comfortably amongst the best we've ever encountered in the Maldives. The bed was also the biggest and the snorkelling the best I've ever encountered. The variety of accommodation options is fantastic and the combination of beach, treetop, bubble and overwater could keep you entertained for weeks. 
April 11, 2021
ic maldives 1080x750 - AMAZING DEAL - $600 a night water villa with pool at the Intercontinental Maldives!

AMAZING DEAL – $600 a night water villa with pool at the Intercontinental Maldives!

You can book a fully refundable stay at the Intercontinental Maldives in an Ocean Pool Villa with breakfast and Club benefits for $500 per night!
April 11, 2021
Emirates First Class Lounge - Dubai, C Concourse

REVIEW – Emirates Lounge – Dubai (DXB) – C Concourse

They serve free flowing £500 bottles of First Growth Bordeaux in this lounge. What else do you really need to know?
October 14, 2016
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REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class – Singapore to Manila (B77W)

This flight was exactly what I needed, a comfortable and quiet place to catch up on some sleep and grab a bite to eat before the rather less glamorous experience of transiting at MNL and catching a prop plane to a remote island.
October 14, 2016
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REVIEW – Busuanga Bay Lodge : Palawan, Philippines (Part 1)

Chain hotels don’t exist here, I felt wonderfully liberated, picking a resort on its merits rather than a complex web of external ramifications relating to bonus points, upgrades, qualifying stays etc.
October 14, 2016
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REVIEW – Busuanga Bay Lodge : Palawan, Philippines (Part 2)

Our stay at BBL exceeded our expectations. The location is absolutely spectacular and worth the 1 hour connecting flight from MNL plus 1-1.5 hour car transfer. Yes it's remote but that’s the appeal.
October 14, 2016
fairmont makati pool

REVIEW – Fairmont Manila (Gold Room)

The Fairmont product is absolutely fantastic and very service orientated plus the hardware oozes understated quality.