Sharu, bitten by the travel bug!
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
Quoted by our very own Michael Palin on one of his many adventures, this perfectly represents who I am when it comes to travel!
BACKGROUND: I stumbled into the travel and tourism industry almost by accident and the more I explored locations for my customers and trained and learned about the travel industry the more it became part of my DNA!
I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to travel to so many incredible places, meet and understand new cultures, try local cuisine and bask on some amazing white sandy beaches. These experiences have educated me in so many ways and shown me how much more is still waiting to be discovered. I just get lost in the moment and want you to discover remote locations and hidden “GEMS” for you to explore.
The list is never-ending so here are a handful of my favourite locations and diverse experiences for you to try!
Tunisia, Thailand Phuket, Cuba & Havana, Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Goa Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bangkok, Spain, Tenerife, Ibiza, Northern Cyprus, Ireland Game of Thrones Tour, Germany, Paris.
And if your still not sure where to go give me a call and let's go through your bucket list!
Sharu's Travel Journals
THAILAND: I have magical memories of sailing across the Andaman Sea over to the Khai Nai Island, with its beautiful white beaches and clear emerald waters, perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Don’t forget to check out James Bond Island (Khao Ping Kan) which is one of the many must-see places in Phang Nga Bay which I ticked off my bucket list.
MALDIVES: I took a seaplane over the Indian Ocean to the Grand Centara Luxury Island Hotel, surrounded by the blue ocean of the South Ari Atoll, distinctive with its timbered walkways and colonial-style buildings. Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a barefoot paradise with a palm-fringed beach and shimmering lagoon, that offers the perfect island holiday for everyone.
CARIBBEAN: Travelling to the Caribbean with Sandals Holidays was an amazing memory where 5-star Luxury Included® holiday experience at the Caribbean beach resort is the ultimate experience for couples in love. From tropical vistas and soft sandy beaches to unlimited fine dining in the gourmet restaurants, you can tee off at the elite golf courses and unwind in one of the indulgent spas. If you are planning a destination wedding, get in touch with me to organise your dream Caribbean wedding and honeymoon.
BANGKOK: I stayed amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangkok at the Shangri-La Hotel nestled along the large riverfront, the perfect location and setting from which to explore Bangkok, an enchanting riverside retreat in the heart of a vibrant city. Here, guests are hosted with friendly and thoughtful service, entertained by innovative dining experiences, with direct access to the SkyTrain, public ferry terminal, and buses. I can recommend a trip to visit the opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with an enormous reclining Buddha that should not be missed!
NEW YORK: A city that needs no introduction. But if it did, we couldn’t go without mentioning good ol’ Lady Liberty, world-famous Broadway theatres, and the breathtaking Central Park. Spend an idyllic city break amongst skyscrapers and unbeatable shopping. Discover everything the Big Apple has to offer on your holiday to New York and if you are a fan of Sex and the City you’re in for a treat – take the tour!
LAS VEGAS: Bellagio and The Venetian are two of my favourite hotels, but there are so many hotels to choose from to suit your own holiday style! Bright lights, high stakes, wild scenes, and dazzling colours – the capital of casinos is bursting with urban adventures, so let your hair down and run free in this party city from dawn-until-dusk.
ORLANDO: Who doesn't love Walt Disney World? From swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove to enjoying all the Disney Parks, exciting night-time entertainment districts, choosing a stay from over 20 Disney Resort Hotels, and countless opportunities for dining, shopping, recreation, and relaxation, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of dreams. And these dreams can come true – just like magic.
FORMULA 1: Singapore: If you are F1 fan like me, you must try the best of the original Singapore F1 Night Race with a hospitality ticket package from F1 Experiences to the Singapore Grand Prix. Staying at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore hosts the exclusive Podium Lounge Party on its premises, a celebrity-packed event attended by the drivers, their teams, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels, and even royalty. This is the crown jewel party of this iconic Grand Prix race.
Not only is the island nation of Singapore a foodie hotspot, a shopping paradise, one of the most multicultural destinations you will find in southeast Asia, and a nightlife hub, it is also steeped in history. And while it may be one of the smallest countries in the world, it packs in a lot of attractions for families too, from the island of Sentosa to one of the only night-time safaris in the world. All of these factors make holidays in Singapore perfect for all types of travellers.