Archive | May, 2013

Travelling in Style

With winter practically on half the world’s doorsteps, many people are opting for vacationing in some warmer and more exotic places, even the Kardashians just went to Greece for a “family vakay”. So what are some of the best places to travel to over the next few months and why?

Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian capital may not be China and Japan but it boasts an area where the sun is warm, the locals are friendly and the country itself is completely multicultural. It’s a country that has shown its determination in building its country and can now say that it is one of the best travel destinations in the world. Besides the views and surroundings which astound, enrapture and please the visitor to the country, and shopping options which rival any other country. Continue Reading

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Action & Adventure At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, Maldives

Kite Surfing OlhuveliFor those seeking the ultimate aesthetic adventure, picture-perfect Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is the ideal destination providing a beautiful backdrop for thrill seekers and active holidaymakers wanting to make the most of the Maldives’ watery wonderland. Located an exhilarating 45–minute speedboat transfer from the airport, this four-star deluxe resort is nestled amid tropical vegetation and surrounded by a vast sandy, award-winning beach and a crystal clear lagoon, offering a bountiful array of activities for guests.

With a house reef that plays host to a rich diversity of marine life, the resort boasts a PADI five-star diving school, giving guests an unrivalled choice of dive courses from Discover Scuba Diving classes to specialist Nitrox and RE-breather courses. Even snorkelling has been given the action treatment with a recently added PADI Skin Diver course, so adults and children can learn the skills of surface diving.

While back on the surface, the all-encompassing watersports centre offers everything from fast and furious catamaran sailing to self-guided canoe safaris, in which guests can circa-navigate the island before picnicking on the nearby private ‘Dream Island’. Olhuveli has one of the first registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives and the location is perfect for this extreme sport as beginners can learn safely in the shallow waters of the lagoon. For the more advanced, a nearby famous surf spot beckons from May to October – great fun for kite-surfers, windsurfers and just plain surfing! If this isn’t cutting-edge enough, wakeboarding definitely will be. A stylish mixture of water-skiing, surfing and snowboarding, it is guaranteed to cause a splash. Continue Reading

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