October 11, 2021
Lufthansa First Class Terminal - bar

REVIEW – Lufthansa First Class Terminal – Frankfurt (FRA)

The best airport lounge in the world? What Lufthansa offers in Frankfurt is all the convenience of a private jet terminal with markedly superior facilities.
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.
October 5, 2017
Beach Villa Map - GUIDE - A comparison between the Main Island and Quiet Island at the Conrad Maldives

GUIDE – A comparison between the Main Island and Quiet Island at the Conrad Maldives

One of the major advantages that the Conrad has over other Maldivian resorts is its sheer size. There is undoubtedly a charm in being able to walk around your entire island resort in five minutes but I imagine that after a couple of nights things start to get pretty boring. With ten different bars and restaurants to choose from, all with their own unique identities and cuisines, the Conrad does not suffer from a lack of options. There are also tennis courts, two infinity pools, numerous watersports and several beaches, as well as a house reef. If you are staying in a beach villa you'll be located on the Main Island whilst the majority of the water villas are across the water on the Quiet Island. Either way, you'll probably find yourself moving back and forth between the two islands throughout your stay, although most people tend to have a favourite...
October 23, 2017
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GUIDE – Eating and Drinking at the Conrad Maldives

The Conrad Maldives has a huge variety of different eating and drinking establishments located across both islands. The most famous of which is Ithaa, the underwater restaurant, which I personally didn't bother with - it is universally derided for being an eye wateringly expensive tourist trap (I did clear a little bit of debris off the glass ceiling for the poor suckers inside, during our orientation dive though ?.) Whilst it is easy enough to drastically reduce the cost of accommodation here, you will realistically need to budget at least an additional $50 per person per day in order to eat lunch and/or dinner. Add to this the cost of the seaplane transfers and you can see that this is still by no means a cheap holiday, even if you are getting it 'cheaper'.