Every holiday for me has been a memorable experience, for all the right reasons! I love the opportunity to travel to hidden islands, discover untouched beaches and stay in the most magical hotels.
This year I visited Thailand, my sixth time to the country but my first with my two small children who absolutely loved it. I chose to stay at Shiva Samui and Pullman Khao Lak which offers fantastic family friendly spacious villas, we spent 3 days at Elephants Hills which was the highlight of our holiday, my children loved feeding and washing the elephants and staying in tents, I'm not one for camping but these luxury tents had everything you needed electricity, double bed and en-suite shower room! I spent a week exploring Cuba which was fantastic, Havana was incredible, the cars, the architecture and colours the people are so friendly. It's a country with so much to offer from soaking up all the history & culture to caving and trekking in Vinales and relaxing on white sand beaches. Last year I travelled to eye-opening Vietnam where I stayed at the Fusion Maia in Danang. Waking up every day and receiving an inclusive spa treatment was a real treat! Tearing myself away from the white sand beach, I loved the ease of taking a complimentary shuttle into Hoi An to dine or explore the city. I am enjoying cooking Vietnamese cuisine at home having learned to do so at a cooking school in Hoi An.
Seeing the sunrise and sunset at the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia was a highlight of my trip to Cambodia. I would definitely recommend taking a tour at these times of the day.
For pure escapism and the chance to getaway from the bustle of the every day, the Maldives is the place for me. With great snorkelling and beaches, I could return time and time again. In fact I've already got next years holiday lined up, staying at the ultimate Robinson Crusoe island Soneva Fushi.
A real tough one, but Oberoi Rajvilas is an incredible place to unwind in after a busy morning in Jaipur, India. I loved the pool villas at Fusion Maia Danang in Vietnam and the inclusive daily spa treatment.