Author Archive for Paul Shipway

Top 10 dining experiences in Barbados

Top 10 dining experiences in Barbados

Think of Barbados and the first things that probably spring to mind are sun, sea and sand, but Barbados is also home to some fantastic gourmet restaurants and upscale dining experiences for those on luxury holidays. The prices in Barbados are on the expensive side, but the quality of the food is excellent and there […]

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Top 3 golf holiday destinations for 2014

Golf holidays are becoming ever more popular and 2014 is no exception with many new destinations emerging as ‘the next big golf destination’. Each year, a staggering 3 million golfers pack up their golf clubs and head for warmers climate, sweeping golf courses with ocean views and luxurious accommodation, and it’s easy to see why. […]

Top 10 things to do in Thailand (insider's secrets!)

Top 10 things to do in Thailand (insider’s secrets!)

Thailand is often referred to as the ‘land of smiles’ because being surrounded by emerald waters, sensational food and jaw-dropping temples makes you want to do just that – smile.  I’ve rounded up a selection of stunning sights and insider secrets to bring you the top 10 things to do in Thailand. 1. Have a […]

Top 5 places to go in February

Top 5 places to go in February

We all know that February is the season of amore, with love ballads blaring in shops, red and pink dotting every street corner, and restaurants filling up for that special Valentine’s Day dinner. So escape the commercial madness taking hold of the country, and spoil yourself by taking a trip to the following sunlit destinations: […]

The top 5 places to go in December

The top 5 places to go in December

From hot chocolate in festive-fuelled New York to sipping sundowners on a beach in tropical Thailand – there’s something to suit every type of traveller who wants to get away in December. With Christmas fast approaching, there are plenty of beautiful locations around the world that make for wonderful December breaks. Whether you want to […]

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

10 of the most luxurious spas on the planet

In an effort to tempt even the world’s most discerning customers, spas these days are introducing cutting-edge technologies, and treatments with influences from far-flung corners of the globe. Gone are the days where just a hot oil massage will do; now we’re expecting unique touches that make a visit to the spa that little bit […]

Mauritius - much more than a honeymooner's paradise

Mauritius – much more than a honeymooner’s paradise

The utterance of the word ‘Mauritius’ is often followed by visions of turquoise waters and powdery beaches. While Mauritius is perfect for a luxury holiday or honeymoon, it offers so much more to visitors. It’s colourful culture and friendly inhabitants ensure a memorable holiday. Here are some of my favourite things about the island: Sugarcane fields Endless […]

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

Travelling to Southeast Asia offers the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best boutique hotels on offer in the region, with everything from spa retreats, luxury beach resorts and eco-friendly private havens offering the perfect escape from the busy streets, hectic traffic and chaotic cities. These resorts, built with relaxation, luxury and pure, unadulterated […]

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Top 5 African honeymoon destinations

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon where you can witness some of the world’s most captivating wildlife encounters, spend the night under the stars or stay where the celebrities feel at home, our round up of Africa’s top honeymoon destinations  has something for everyone.  If you think of any other romantic destinations in Africa, […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

Why safaris are great for singles

Why safaris are great for singles

Travelling solo can be daunting yet exhilarating, liberating and at times, constricting. But if you are looking for an adventure and want to meet like-minded people without the tour bus or crippling single supplement charges, then consider going on safari. Witness the great migration in the Masai Mara, cruise along the Okavango Delta in a traditional […]

10 of the best beaches on the planet

10 of the best beaches on the planet

Whether you are looking for a private patch of perfect sand, the best seaside party or a beach you can even enjoy in the rain, our round-up of the best beaches on the planet has something for everyone. If you know of some great beaches too, then feel free to add them in the comments […]