5 Star Stories is a family-run business. My husband and I find ourselves in the enviable position to work at home remotely for travel companies around the world. While it gives us the flexibility to travel and choose our own hours, it also presents challenges. Particularly now, we have an 18-month-old as part of our clan!
The Constance Hotels and Resorts brand is one that’s synonymous with luxury. Although their collection of resorts extends to hotels in the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Madagascar, this is one brand that sells more than just bed nights. They have a genuine passion for hospitality that translates into an ethos of living your best life, appreciating the finer things in life, and cherishing special moments, all in the most beautiful of surroundings of course. And this they do by combining blissful spa treatments, with exciting adventures, a stellar standard of service, and gourmet cuisine to create a holiday you’re unlikely to forget.
In the reserve of Bel Ombre on the southern shores of Mauritius, the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort combines relaxation, with family-run, romance and the charm of an early 18th-century Mauritian sugar cane plantation.
We recently visited this beautiful property in paradise, and here are some of the things we loved most about the resort:
The newly built Anantara IKO Mauritius is the latest hotel to enter the Mauritius luxury tourism scene. But this is one hotel that’s doing things a little differently.
Although the hotel boasts the same exquisite scenery, beautiful beaches, and turquoise pools you would expect to see at any good Mauritius hotel, it also has a range of activities on offer (many of which are complimentary) that make it stand out from the crowd.
In an ever-changing world, we all have to adapt. This is especially true of the tourism industry, which has had to fight and struggle to survive. And while challenging as the last few years have been, out from the ashes have come some innovative ideas, unique offerings, and resilient brands.
The Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita is one of the island’s most luxurious and sought after properties, and with good reason. The island attracts travellers looking for the best of the best, and this it delivers in spades.
We were recently privileged enough to spend a few days exploring this exquisite property as a family, and here are some of the things we loved most about our holiday:
Recently, we decided to get away for a few days at the beautiful Fancourt golf and lifestyle resort in George on South Africa’s Garden Route. While we don’t play golf, we chose Fancourt for the myriad of activities and offerings that it held for our young family.
We were recently lucky enough to spend a few nights exploring the beautiful Muratie Wine Estate just outside of Stellenbosch in the stunning Cape Winelands.
Recently we had the privilege of spending a few nights at Simbavati’s Fynbos on Sea. A new addition to the Simbavati Lodge collection and their only coastal property, Fynbos on Sea, is perched high on the hill above the quiet town of Sedgefield along the Garden Route of South Africa.
The tiny seaside resort of Brenton on Sea is known for its endless stretch of beautiful beach, fabulous sunsets, and the endangered Brenton blue butterfly that can be found nowhere else in the world. It’s a quiet part of the Garden Route that attracts families looking for a relaxing seaside vacation away from the worries of everyday life. more “Views for days at Brenton on Sea”