Merry Christmas to all of our readers! Another year is almost over, and what a year it’s been for us here. To celebrate, we asked the team to look back over the past 12 months and pick out their holiday highlights – the travel memories that they’ll continue to treasure for years to come.
“Seeing turtles in the wild in Zakynthos was definitely one of my favourite moments. I stayed at the Lesante Blu Exclusive Beach Resort, which was stunning – the views across to Kefalonia and the Peloponnese were incredible. I’d also say my trip to Cyprus this year is up there. First I stayed in pure luxury at Asimina Suites. The service was exceptional – we were even brought frozen grapes to snack on by the pool! From there, I travelled up into the Troodos Mountains to Casale Panayiotis, where we felt like we were part of the village community. It was a really unique experience and one I’ll never forget.” Helen, Trusted Adviser
“My highlight has to be a cruise and stay holiday on board Regent Seven Seas. The ship really was six-star luxury on the water – fine dining, fine wine, exceptional service. I did two great shore excursions too, in Cadiz and Lisbon (a city I fell in love with). Such an amazing experience!” Louise, Trusted Adviser
“Greek island-hopping on board a luxury crewed yacht was undoubtedly my holiday highlight of 2017. We explored the islands of Hydra, Poros and Kea, among others, and spent lots of time up on deck enjoying the sunsets and sea breezes with a glass of wine. I used to be a galley chef, so it was lovely to be waited on for a change!” Nadia, Team Leader
“My favourite holiday experience this year was a catamaran trip in Antigua. We sailed past amazing villas belonging to the rich and famous, stopped off for snorkelling and swimming, and drank plenty of punch made with Antiguan rum!” Jodie, Trusted Adviser
“For me, it’s got to be swimming in sea caves in Zakynthos. The waters were so clear, you could see everything around you. On the boat ride back, we also spotted sea turtles gliding through the water, which was amazing.” Samantha, Trusted Adviser
“I had an amazing holiday to Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius. We stayed in one of the beachfront junior suites and the views were just beautiful. I loved waking up to them every day and spending time sat on my balcony with a book and a drink, listening to the waves. I also did a boat trip to snorkel on the reef one day, which is something I’d highly recommend.” Claire, Trusted Adviser
“Attending the Singapore Grand Prix was pretty spectacular. It takes place at night, with the cars whizzing around the streets of Marina Bay. I was also lucky enough to be in Thailand for the annual Festival of Light, where countless candles and lanterns are lit to celebrate the end of the rainy season – amazing.” James, Head of Sales and Customer Experience