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The beaches of the Mediterranean are a sure fire hit for families with young children. However, where to go for a little more adventure, where fine weather is guaranteed? Ed Granville takes his family on an Oman holiday.
Despite their diminutive size there’s a surprisingly large array of activities on the islands of the Seychelles. Red Savannah’s regional expert Chris Evans explains that the key to a successful Seychelles holiday is matching the island and resort to your personal preferences, whether you’re simply after a beautiful beach to relax on or a culturally enriching experience. The Seychelles consist of the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ islands; broadly speaking the inner islands are verdant, hilly and more populated, whereas the outer islands are flatter, untouched hideaways. However, with 115 islands the choice can soon become overwhelming. Chris is also eagerly awaiting the opening of Six Senses Zil Pasyon, this coming October.
Watching an elephant family cross a river a few yards from the seclusion of your private terrace is unforgettable, but imagine doing so exclusively in the company of family and friends? Hiring a camp or lodge exclusively to mark a special occasion is an epiphanous experience, with dining and activities all designed around your party’s interests. Below is a pick of the best lodges and camps for exclusive rental by Red Savannah’s African safaris expert, Chris Evans.
May is a great month to get yourself some spring sunshine in France. Many properties still have availability for May, and low season prices make this a very tempting and affordable escape.
May I go on holiday? Yes!
Domaine de la Hille is a treasure chest of possibilities in the south of France. The property has a tennis court, swimming pool and mountain bikes as well as being close to a number of little villages and the celebrated walled city of Carcassonne. Here I have created an imaginary itinerary for how your ideal holiday could play out over the course of a week.
Christmas is behind us, the cold weather has set in and we’re all turning our minds to the summer and dreaming of a bit of sunshine. Here I take a look at some villas in France which offer the chance to have a holiday with a big group of friends or the whole family without breaking the bank. Relax by your private pool after a morning spent sauntering around the local market, all for less than the cost of staying in a hotel. Get yourself a bargain with one of these houses which are remarkably good value.
Where better to indulge one’s love of wine than in France? Discover the wine capital of the world from a fresh angle, and immerse yourself the complete experience. Start the day on a Wine Safari, and end it by gazing out across the vineyards towards the sunset, sipping a glass of wine made at that very estate. We’ve put together the three best Villas for the Wine Lover.
Perhaps the region that best lives up to our dreams of France – a stunning summer landscape of sunflowers and lavender, romantic hilltop towns, and some of the most unique and delicious food and wine anywhere in the country, Provence is a wonderful place for a villa holiday. We believe that any trip is only made better by a good read; especially when that read is evocative of the sights, sounds and smells of your destination. With that in mind, here is Red Savannah’s French villas expert, Nick Westwood, with the books he believes capture the essence of Provence.
One of my favourite places in Europe to drive around is Corsica. Even in the height of summer, when the Cote d’Azur is grid-locked, there are still plenty of quiet and empty roads to be found on this beautiful island.
Certain high-adrenalin sports are meant to be addictive, but surely nothing is as addictive as sapphire panning. Certainly high adrenalin plays no part, but once you have found that first sapphire amongst the thousands of pieces of gravel, dust and stone, there’s no going back. You will be hooked forever with an addiction that no amount of psychiatry or counselling will cure!