Maritim weddings at the Balaclava Ruins, Mauritius

I have always felt the urge to one day visit Mauritius, the name of this beautiful island in itself makes me think ‘exotic’, and I have to say, having been given the opportunity to travel there myself, it’s true. I visited Mauritius back in November 2011 which is the best time to go for the weather, it’s comfortable and not …

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Sri Lanka – My top tips

India’s tear drop, the cricket-obsessed island jewel that is Sri Lanka, is a typically beautiful island paradise. Whether it’s visiting the elephant orphanage in Pinnawella, taking a train through the verdant tea trails, watching a Buddhist ceremony or experiencing the vibrancy of the capital Colombo, there are so many things to do it can be a bit overwhelming of the …

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Truly heavenly – Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius

Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa, Mauritius is a recently renovated five-star half board property with surely one of the finest buffets in the Indian Ocean! When I say recently renovated, what actually happened was that the owners Beachcomber, flattened the hotel which previously stood there and started all over again – working with a blank canvas. So it really …

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Family fun at LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius

So — was my stay at LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius everything I hoped it would be? Damn right it was — and more! Based around one hour from the airport you pass lots of familiar named hotels as you approach the gated entrance; it becomes apparent you are in very much five-star territory. A stunning white, bright open layout greets …

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