Romance, desert island escapism, an aquatic dream with some of the best beaches and clearest waters. Super snorkelling and diving, with most resorts having house reefs. Fantastic and highly innovative top-class resorts.
The richest and most influential of the six states that comprise the United Arab Emirates (the others being Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah). Abu Dhabi is the capital city and the financial powerhouse of the region. One of the world’s richest cities, it is proudly modern with towering iconic skyscrapers dwarfing atmospheric market streets. Ultra luxurious shopping malls where you will find all of the top designer brands from around the globe. It is also traditional and conservative, maybe less openly hedonistic than Dubai, with a more considered pace of life and planning.
The Mediterranean – The turquoise waters of Greece and Turkey, the authentic charm of Southern Italy. Visit the South of France for gastronomy delights, or Spain and its islands for colourful vibrancy and contrasts. The superb beaches of the Algarve.
All are just a short 2 to 4 hours flight from the UK.
To many, the Caribbean is still the ultimate jet-set destination. Easy access, just 7 Plus hours flight from London. Barbados with its highly developed infrastructure and super beaches. Antigua with its history and even more beaches, and the incredibly scenic St Lucia & Grenada. And Dominica – the nature island of the region where time seems to have stood to attention!
Bangkok Thailand – The bustling capital city of Thailand and one of the main gateways for travel around the country and the region. Towering high rises dwarfing ornate and colourful temples. Traditional Klongs (waterways) alongside packed roads. Smartly dressed executives walking alongside saffron robed Buddhist monks, usually with both on their mobile phone. Flying time 12 hours from the UK.
Sri Lanka is shaped like a tropical teardrop, fantastic scenic and cultural variety. It is exotic, with wonderful history and culture, eco-adventures and wildlife viewing, and wide smiles. In recent years the quality of accommodation has improved significantly, with many boutique heritage hotels and wonderfully luxurious resorts. The image of the island has moved more upscale – as have the prices – but we now rate it as one of the most exciting tropical destinations.
The beaches are good, but for us the real joy of the island is to tour around, staying in the very special boutique hotels and then end in a resort for a few days. The flying time from UK is 12 hours.