outdoor restaurant at Danai

By Abby
On: 24th July, 2018

A Day in the Life at Danai Beach Resort

  • Greece
  • Halkidiki

Having recently returned from Greece's Danai Beach Resort, I can comfortably state that a day here can only be described as heaven on earth…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 10th April, 2018

The Indian Ocean: Which Paradise Island is for you?

  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Seychelles

You're planning a dreamy tropical island getaway to escape this everlasting wintery weather, but you can't quite decide where to go (there are worse problems to have). But fret no more as our expert team at Original Travel has conjured up a definitive list to help you decide which paradise…

an empty beach in Tenerife from above
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 4th December, 2017

Good Grief Tenerife! Overcoming Outdated Preconceptions

  • Canary Islands

Getting a reputation for something you didn't do is unfair - I hope many of us would agree. In the same essence, reputations are often quick to catch and even harder to shake.

santorini cliff, Greece
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 19th September, 2017

A Grecian Odyssey Part Two: Island Hopping

  • Greece

Islomaniac - the name given to someone obsessed with being on an island - a term that I can certainly resonate with after spending a week island-hopping around the Greek Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.

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By Jess
On: 30th June, 2017

Last Minute Summer 2017 Escapes

  • Sardinia
  • Mallorca
  • Greece
  • Provence & the Cote D'Azur
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

With summer currently MIA, a severe bout of daydreamania is sweeping the country - the tendency to stare aimlessly into space and drift off into a hazy stupor awash with images of clear azure waters, endless sandy beaches, picturesque towns and sun-drenched hillsides. The only known cure? A…

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By Ra
On: 4th August, 2015

Mozambique, the Escapist’s Dream

  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Mozambique

Mozambique is something of an underrated gem. While it may not be the first African destination to spring to mind due to its lack of safari options at present, the coast offers some of the best beaches on the continent and is something of an escapist's dream. So why not close your eyes and…

seychelle beach
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By Eleanor
On: 12th June, 2015

The Seychelles: the Ultimate Destination for a Luxury Beach Holiday

  • Indian Ocean
  • Seychelles

Having recently visited the Seychelles on a research trip, I can definitely agree with all those beach addicts out there who say the sandy stretches in the Seychelles are among the best in the world.

beach in Mozambique
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By Ra
On: 30th March, 2015

Beach Holidays in Mozambique

  • Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Lesser known than its African contemporaries, Mozambique's beautiful coastline is nevertheless perfect for a luxury beach break. Think endless unspoilt beaches and a feeling of utter tranquillity; you'll often feel like the only people for miles and miles. The famous African custom of…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 3rd February, 2015

Our Top Ten Best Beach Hotels

Everyone needs some beach time in their life. Fact. But where to go? The possibilities are, quite literally, endless; the pristine white sands of the Maldives, the picturesque coastlines of Europe or perhaps the laid back vibes of the Caribbean. Well, after much debate (and maybe just a…

Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 20th November, 2013

Island hopping in Indonesia

  • Indonesia

Asia expert Rachel Bailey went island hopping in Indonesia to uncover the best bits the country has to offer, and discovered that the 18,000-island-strong archipelago really does have something for everyone. Read on to find out what makes Indonesia an ideal luxury holiday destination...