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The 4* Meliá París La Défense

July 19, 2017

Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel groups in the world with 370 hotels in 43 countries offering everything from exclusive luxury through to family holidays. The Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand operates in cities and popular holiday destinations across the globe. In Paris alone we had our pick from of the Champs-Elysées, Notre-Dame, Tour Eiffel, Place Vendome and the Paris Opéra. We opted for the 4* Meliá París La Défense as it’s a bit different. Uniquely designed in the shape of a ship’s hull, it offers panoramic views across the city as well as being family friendly.

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A spa in the thermal city of Rotorua

March 22, 2016

Having arrived in North Island later than anticipated, our stay in the Raglan overlander train was cut short but we made it to Hamilton as scheduled. We had the most amazing day at the cricket, spent with good friends we’d not seen for some three years. The following day we were on the move again, the destination of choice thermal city Rotorua located 100 kilometres away. The heartland of New Zealand’s indigenous Maoris, due to the marae (meeting grounds), Rotorua is renowned for its hot springs, mud pools and geysers.

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Sleeping under the stars at Kakslauttanen

January 28, 2016

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is renowned for being one of the best places to watch the Northern Lights. From August right through to the end of April, you can admire the delights of the skies from your own glass igloo. Not only that, the new Kelo–Glass igloos combine the comfort and warmth of Kakslauttanen’s log cabins with the views of their world-famous glass igloos.  Continue Reading…

Family breaks in Mauritius with Turquoise Holidays

January 19, 2016

Turquoise Holidays is one of a kind. The team’s passion for the destinations they cover is exceptional with their recommendations based on first hand experience. They stood out by a country mile when we chose our honeymoon as they listened to our requirements and made suggestions based on what we wanted. Our Tahitian honeymoon was just superb – the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure coupled with breathtaking scenery and local cuisine. The tranquility of Tikehau in the Tuamotu Islands meant we were quick to relax by our beach bungalow. By contrast, Moorea (Mo’orea) in the Society Islands enabled us to do as little or as much as we wanted. The quiet times saw us enjoy magnificent views of the lagoon from our overwater bungalow while feeding tropical fish. Our adventurous side involved swimming with sharks, stroking stingrays and attempting Tahitian dancing. We may have had a few too many with the locals too.

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An underwater paradise on Pemba Island

January 5, 2016

One of the things I loved about our Tahitian honeymoon was the overwater bungalow. You barely had to step out of your room to be knee deep in a lagoon where you fed tropical fish bread from your hand. But what if you could encapsulate yourself in a turquoise bubble and watch fish swimming round from an underwater room. It’s an innovative concept isn’t it?

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A Tahitian honeymoon

October 26, 2015

The idyllic paradise of Tahiti covers more than 2 million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean with over a hundred islands and atolls spread over five archipelagos. With turquoise blue lagoons, palm trees and white sandy beaches, it’s located halfway between California and Australia providing the perfect honeymoon destination.

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