Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most stunning travel destinations. The town sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and has a breathtaking backdrop of the dramatic Southern Alps. The resort town itself contains dozens of lively bars, eateries and various styles of accommodation. The buzzing atmosphere throughout the place is something quite special. Written by: Sofia Lockett [Read more…]
Things got somewhat crazy at the end of last year with renovations at home going full-steam-ahead, not to forget the various year-end festivities. Hence the second part of our Croatian Trip, which now seems like a distant memory, is only happening now! Today I thought I would share a bit more about our time in Dubrovnik with you. [Read more…]
I cannot believe that it is almost a month since we returned from Croatia! It feels like it was just yesterday that we booked our flights and started planning, but yes, we are well and truly back to reality. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing a few of the highlights from our trip, as well as few tips for those of you considering Travel from Cape Town to Croatia.
The countdown has begun – 26 days and counting! I cannot believe it is less than a month until we leave for London! I know most people think we are crazy, to be venturing off to the UK in mid-December! They are probably right seen as it is freezing, not to mention the current exchange rate but there is a purpose. Well a few actually…we have friends and family in the UK and want to spend time with them over the festive season. Then there is the possibility of a white Christmas – maybe just maybe. Last but certainly not least SHOPPING – sales, sales and more sales!!! [Read more…]
Atlantis The Palm
On Monday I was invited to Vida e Caffe in Cape Town, to a media morning, to find out about the exciting Atlantis, The Palm resort, in Dubai! Dubai is definitely on my Travel Wishlist, so I was excited to find out more about it.
After all the guests had placed their coffee orders, a very necessary caffeine fix for a Monday morning, the formalities got underway. We were welcomed and bought up to speed on Atlantis, The Palm and all the stunning resort has to offer.Then came the rather exciting announcement! Atlantis, The Palm, in partnership with Vida e Caffè and Dubai Tourism has just launched a very exciting competition! You stand a chance to win a luxurious five night stay at the stunning resort!
Got you excited yet? The exciting prize includes return economy air tickets on Emirates for two people, sponsored by Dubai Tourism. You will enjoy a five-night stay for two in a Deluxe Room at Atlantis The Palm, inclusive of breakfast and dinner for 2 people. You will also have unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark and the mythical Lost Chambers Aquarium. The winners are sure to be entertained and treated like royalty.
Please click here to enter and win this amazing holiday! All I know, is that I would love to win a holiday to Atlantis, it looks and sounds amazing.
Atlantis really is the perfect destination, whether it is a romantic trip for two or a family holiday, they have it all! From beautiful accommodation, who would not want to experience an under-water suite, to top restaurants and great activities for the whole family, you really could not ask for more.
More about Atlantis:
Atlantis, the flagship resort on The Palm, was the first resort to open its doors on Dubai’s revolutionary island. Created by Kerzner International Holdings Limited, a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts. The stunning resort welcomed its first guests on 24 September 2008.
With its enviable location atop the crescent of The Palm, the opening of Atlantis was a landmark event. It redefined tourism in Dubai, as the first truly integrated entertainment destination resort.
The resort encompasses a 46 hectare site, with 17 hectares of water themed amusement at Aquaventure Waterpark. There are extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-aired marine habitat second only to Mother Nature and a seemingly endless stretch of beach.
You will also find luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices, which include three world-renowned chefs restaurants.The resort also offers exciting nightlife, award-winning ShuiQi Spa & Fitness and 5,600 square metres of meeting and function space.
Dubai is the perfect destination for South African holidaymakers, from families to couples to friends. Not only does it provide endless options for sport and leisure activities, shopping and dining but is easily accessible with daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg too.
“Once people experience our city, our home, they inevitably fall in love with it and want to come back,” ~ Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
To find out more about this amazing resort and book a trip visit the Atlantis, The Palm website.
As you know, I am an avid traveller, but I do not get to travel nearly as much as I would like! I have found the best way to curb my wanderlust, is to have a Travel Wishlist. Last year I shared an article on My Top Dream Destinations, I have already ticked Thailand off the list, which we visited last year and I am hoping to be able to explore Italy later this year! A destination not too from home I am dying to explore is Réunion Island. [Read more…]