Tag - Beach Holiday

Kichanga Lodge

Zanzibar Island Beach Holiday

Spice Islands of Zanzibar Beach Holiday The first thing that hits you when emerging from the aircraft door after landing at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport on the outskirts of Zanzibar City is the humidity. Humidity and, after the short walk across the tarmac to the terminal building, chaos. I was going to say “organised chaos”, but it’s...

Kuredu Beach Maldives

Kuredu Island Maldives

This post might be somewhat short on words, but I hope that the photos will do most of the talking, and that’s because Kuredu Island in the Maldives archipelago is just so darned photogenic. Words are pretty superfluous, don’t you think? And, it’s also because our visit was some time ago, and the finer details escape me. Getting There Most visitors...

Clear Waters of Mallorca

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 the coach trip then do, it’s long and boring, stopping at several hotels...

Perybere Mauritius

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 which was a great start to the holiday. This visit was to celebrate our 20th...

Views Wilderness Apartment

Get Away to Wilderness

This incredible little piece of paradise is one that I absolutely have to share  with my friends. It’s a very secure apartment, located literally 2 minutes away from the awesome Garden Route village of Wilderness, overlooking the Touw River lagoon where it enters the ocean. Located maybe 5 minutes walk from the beach, the apartment is totally luxurious and...

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 square kilometres, and with an average height above sea level of only 1.5 metres...

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 Mauritius is it’s accessibility, a 5 hour flight on Air Mauritius, direct from...

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  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 takes only 15 minutes with flights throughout the day. It costs a bit more but for me the...

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 on Mahé, visitors coming in by air will arrive at the international airport. The...

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. Eventually, circumstances made that dream become a possibility, and then a reality and the trip was on. Getting to Barbados...

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 South, around 40 km across at it’s widest point and more or less pear...