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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Beachside golf in Mauritius is a sports lovers paradise

When is a golfers resort not just a golfers resort? When it is located on the south east of Mauritius by the most beautiful beach, therefore pleasing all members of the family. We stayed in the villas on the golf course at Heritage Le Telfair, stunningly appointed and thoughtfully designed, these are luxury villas. A golf cart is appointed to …

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Mauritius hotel picks up Billy’s hotel of the year award

Shandrani Resort & Spa. Our family’s favourite resort in Mauritius; yes I personally feel it is a little bit shabby around the edges perhaps, which doesn’t quite make it the same five-star rating as others on the island, but what it lacks in sophistication it more than makes up for in character and personality. There are very few resorts worldwide …

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Mauritius beaches from an Easter visitor’s perspective

The last time we visited Mauritius was around nine years ago and we stayed put in the same resort for fifteen nights; Sugar Beach, which at the time had just been refurbished. The children were younger and it suited us, although our memories of the beach weren’t brilliant — they were OK, but we felt Caribbean island beaches were better. …

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