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Islands

Road Tripping Mallorca

Getting to Mallorca is easy, with daily flights from most European cities, we traveled from Baden Baden in Germany, a fairly short flight to the international airport at Palma and then a very long transfer by coach to our hotel. My first bit of advice would be, if you can possibly avoid...

Mauritius North to South

Mauritius is an increasingly popular holiday destination, and it’s not hard to understand why, a short 4 hour or so flight on Air Mauritius from Johannesburg and you’re in a completely different world. We had the good fortune of upgrading to Business Class on the outward leg...

Club Med Kani Island Maldives

Maldives Kani Island

The Maldives is made up of 26 atolls, which together contain thousands of islands, some fairly large and urban, like the capital city Malé, and others tiny and uninhabited. Located Southwest of India and Sri Lanka, the Maldives is a Muslim country which covers an area of over 90 000...

Mauritius Grand Baie Paradise Cove

Mauritius Grand Baie

Mauritius seems to have become a kind of default destination to celebrate anniversaries for us, this trip was a week spent at the Paradise Cove Hotel in the North near Grand Baie, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Direct Flight Cape Town to Mauritius One of the great things about...

Anse Lazio Beach Praslin Seychelles

Seychelles Praslin Island

The Seychelles has got to be one of my favourite places in the world, reason enough to keep going back, this one is from a December 2012 visit to Praslin Island with the family. Getting to Praslin The ferry from Mahe to Praslin takes around an hour and departs 3 times a day, but flying...

Mahe Island Beach Seychelles

Mahé Seychelles Islands

At 1500 kilometres East of the coast of Kenya and Tanzania, the Seychelles Islands are pretty remote. As a country, it comprises of around 155 islands with a total population of 90 000 people, the majority of whom live on Mahé, the largest island. The capital city is Victoria, located...

Barbados Beach Sunset

Going to Barbados

When I was a teenager, there was a popular song which went something like “woah I’m going to Barbados, in the sunny Caribbean Sea“. That song really talked to me, ever since I have had an obsession with visiting that island. Finally in 2012 circumstances made that dream...

Mauritius Beach

Mauritius Island Break

[Ever since I was a lad I’ve had a fascination with tropical islands, Mauritius, Barbados and the Seychelles in particular. This trip, to celebrate our wedding anniversary was my first, the first of many island hopping travels to come. Mauritius is approximately 65 km long North to...