The Slate Phuket

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Just a few minutes south of the airport in Phuket, The Slate is a real treat for the design conscious. If you tell someone that you’re staying at The Slate, those with their fingers on the luxury travel pulse will recognise it as the new incarnation of the famous Indigo Pearl resort, but the recent... Read more »

Cobblers Cove

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The journey taken from touching down in Barbados, driving through the colourful Bridgetown, up the Platinum Coast, known for its picture-perfect beaches of white sand fronting the azure Caribbean Sea, to reach Cobblers Cove makes you able to appreciate its best feature - the peace and privacy of the hotel. Located in the parish of... Read more »

The Sarojin Khao Lak

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Nestled on the beach of Khao Lak, just over an hour north of Phuket International Airport, The Sarojin Boutique Beach Resort is named for a Thai nobleman’s daughter whose hospitality became the stuff of legends. Indeed, upon arrival, one is presented with a cold towel and a signature drink flavoured with the distinctive pandan leaves,... Read more »

Blanco Beach Club

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Cheeky and I were heading off to the extreme 44℃ temperatures of sunny Portugal. It seems a heat wave had hit Portugal just in time for our trip, but luckily we would be chilling out in the very cool Blanco Beach Club in the Algarve. When we stepped off our flight the heat hit us... Read more »

Skiáthos

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You can head to the Greek island of Skiáthos for sun, sea, sand and a bit of friendly banter with the waiters. You can also watch the classic Abba soundtrack movie, ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the open-air screen, three times a week. The buzzing port town has not forgotten that the blockbuster was filmed on this... Read more »

Turkey

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Having just returned from a long weekend in Turkey, I feel refreshed, relaxed and just tanned-enough, to receive some raised eyebrow envy from my non-journo friends. With the temperatures just starting to rise in May, it is a great time to go to get some bargain sun and avoid the hardcore sun worshiping crowds. With... Read more »

The House Barbados

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Although Winter was just starting to spread it’s cloak over the northern hemisphere, Cheeky and I were about to have one big climatic shock to the system by flying to the beautiful island of Barbados to experience The House plus their new ‘LX by the House’ Package. As we approached Barbados I was surprised at how green... Read more »

Four Seasons Punta Mita

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As my friends know, it’s no secret that my heart belongs to one country above all others, above the myriad places from which my relatives sprung, above the island I currently call home. Mexico has a way of charming all who visit, a magic that combines a bewitching otherness with the familiarity of an old... Read more »