I admit… I have always had the travel bug and aim to see as much of this unique planet as I can in this life time. I’m sure there are a few of you out there with this itch too, its contagious!
Sharing is caring, so here are my top 5 travel hot spots…….
* Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort & Spa
Magical. This part of the island is isolated away from the touristic area, you need a boat to get there. Once you are there, you are seriously in paradise, surrounded by the resorts private beach, an infinity pool with pool bar and overlooking the spectacular Andaman Sea.
* Villaggio Mall, Doha – State of Qatar
Unique. It is the shopping destination for luxury brands, all located in a mall that imitates an Italian village, running right through the mall is a canal with floating gondolas, street lamps, an ice skating rink and the illusion of blue skies on the ceiling. Check it out if you ever get the chance!
* Yasawa Island, Fiji
Paradise. This beautiful island is situated about 8 hours by boat from the mainland of Fiji. Swimming with wild manta rays is something I will never forget and having no electricity and sleeping in open air bungalows for the week was the best thing for the mind & soul.
* Sofitel Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
All class. If its customer service you are looking for, this 5 star luxury hotel has it all, by that, I mean, every single staff member has been trained to greet you by your name and have the doors open for you on arrival and exit. That is a total of 364 rooms worth of guests to memorise! I also appreciated the personalised handwritten welcome letter from the manager in our room on arrival. Talk about attention to detail.
* Avignon, South of France
Magnificent. If it is history, art and architecture you are looking for, then this charming part of France is worth the visit. Famous for its annual performing arts festival, medieval fortress and the Palais des Papes.
Hope this has made you want to pack your suitcases to see more of the world!
– Shirlene Lai Allison xo