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
villa shambhalla ubud

REVIEW – Villa Shamballa Ubud (Bali)

Overall the experience at Villa Shamballa was superb. Service was 100% personalised. We had our own driver whenever we needed to go anywhere. The food and drink were absolutely spectacular
August 25, 2016
monkey forest ubud - Monkey Forest, Ubud

Monkey Forest, Ubud

The place is overrun with both tourists and monkeys. If you've been to some of the more impressive temple sites in Asia such as Angkor Wat the temple buildings in their jungle setting won't wow you, still the forest is worth exploring for an hour if you're in the area. Just make sure to keep all your valuables safely out of sight of the monkeys!
October 19, 2016
villa amrita bali

REVIEW – Villa Amrita, Ubud (Bali)

I picked a villa with a very impressive website including a full 3D tour and drone videos of the villa's remote setting in the jungle. People don't just build holiday homes in Bali, the island seems to draw people who want to express themselves artistically.
October 19, 2016
bebek bengil

The definitive guide to Food, Culture and Nature in Ubud, Bali (October 2015)

Ubud has something for everyone: mountains, waterfalls and jungle; Laid back or action-packed; Down and dirty or refined and elegant. Ubud holds a very special place in my heart and I hope I've inspired one or two of you to check it out too!