Walking in the winter: the mistakes we make, and what we can do to make our feet feel better

Whether you’re someone who enjoys hiking through deep snow or simply taking your dog on a daily walk through the neighbourhood, it’s extremely important to take care of your feet come wintertime. During colder spells, your feet need extra care and attention to make sure you don’t develop any long-term complaints.

Cold, wet and damp conditions can have severe impacts on our foot health, so we have compiled some useful tips on how to look after your feet this winter:

Wear protective shoes

It would be a good starting point to purchase some quality winter shoes that will protect your feet against the harshest of weather conditions. If you spend most of your time outdoors, it’s essential your shoes are both waterproof and comfortable.Your best option would be to invest in a pair of walking boots or shoes, especially if you’re someone who enjoys walking long distances.If you’re going to be strolling through puddles during your walks, it would also be worthwhile to purchase gaiters.

Make sure your shoes also have a little bit of room so you can wear socks to beat off the chill. They also need to have adequate grip on the soles to prevent slips and falls. 

Buy good quality socks

One of the very basics of foot comfort is to invest in some thick socks to retain heat. In damp conditions, it would be advised to wear organic fibre socks, such as the likes of wool to prevent chafing or sweating. If your feet usually perspire, wear synthetic socks to absorb excess moisture. Always be sure to choose socks that have thermal qualities to keep your feet snug on the coldest of days.

Try insoles

Another absolute must for optimum foot comfort is a pair of high-quality insoles for boots, especially if you’re someone who suffers from plantar fasciitis.

The plantar fascia is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot, which supports the arch. Due to constant exercise, this part of the foot experiences a great deal of wear and tear which causes inflammation of the heel.As plantar fasciitis is a common complaint, it can be easily treated with boot insoles. The customisable arch support offered by these insoles for boots is due to the inclusion of comfortable spongy pads that are designed specifically for your foot and body type to reduce pain and inflammation caused by the condition.

Taking care of your feet at home

During the summer, we pay close attention to how our feet look, as they’re often on show when we’re wear sandals and flimsier shoes. Even though you won’t be getting your feet out in public during the winter, it’s still just as important to take care of your feet. Feet are prone to drying out in colder climates which can lead to cracking and peeling skin. Always make sure you keep your feet moisturised, especially around your heels to prevent infection or long-term conditions setting in.

Why You Should Consider Residential Park Living in 2020

The Benefits Of Downsizing To A Park Community

 Is your existing home becoming too big and expensive for you to manage? Consider moving to a residential park community and live amongst like-minded people.

If you’re looking for a change in living situation in 2020, then now’s the perfect time to consider moving to a residential park. Although the population of park dwellers is growing in the UK, with around a quarter of a million choosing this as their primary home, there are many Brits who are still unaware of the many benefits of living in this type of environment. Here are some of the reasons why park living could be the perfect move for you!

Living In A Close-Knit Environment

Being surrounded by a community of likeminded people is important in life, particularly for those aged over 50 who tend to be the main residents in this type of environment. Residential parks give you the perfect balance of living in your own accommodation but enjoying the company of neighbours and sharing leisure facilities with them when you want some interaction. In terms of safety, everyone knows everyone else within a residential facility and people look out for each other, which is an important part of building community spirit and feeling secure as you maintain your independence.


When your children have flown the nest and your current property suddenly seems too big and expensive to run, you can be left wondering what your options are. A residential park home is the perfect option if you’re looking to downsize as you approach retirement age. Maybe you want to lower your monthly bills, or even sell up to release some money to help your family on their own journey up the property ladder. You can even organise a part exchange whereby you release some of the equity in your existing home to fund your new park life home and include a little extra cash to spend at your leisure.

Stay In Control of your Outgoings

A professional residential park solicitors Essex team explains that modern residential park homes are designed to be energy efficient, ensuring that your accommodation is kept warm whilst reducing your typical heating bills throughout the winter months. If you’re buying a pre-owned park home, you should always check the energy efficiency rating just as you would with a typical bricks and mortar property. But in general, you’ll find that living in a park home will reduce your monthly outgoings significantly. You can also expect to live in a lower council tax property band which will further save you money.


Residential park homes are single storey properties and can be custom-built inside if you wish to widen doorways to accommodate a wheelchair for example. As you age, getting up and down the stairs can feel like a major obstacle when living in traditional accommodation, so residential park homes can be the perfect solution to suit your changing accessibility needs.

If you’re ready to consider park living, then it’s time to start looking for the perfect home in an area you’re drawn to. Making a new start in life is the perfect way to begin 2020!

Getting Started As A Travel Photographer

Building A Portfolio Of Quality Shots

Have you got what it takes to become a creative professional in the travel photography niche? Learn how to get started.

Do you dream of travelling the world, capturing the highlights on camera and getting paid to do so? There’s no set career path to becoming a travel photographer, but if you have a love of photography and insatiable wanderlust, then it could be a good move for you. The first step is to decide what your goals are when settling into this type of creative work.

Hobby or Profession

Like most creative roles, travel photography can easily begin as a hobby that you begin to get paid for. Decide whether you’re happy with doing this as a freelance side gig, or whether you’d prefer to be hired as an official travel photographer for Lonely Planet, jetting off from place to place for the perfect shoot.

Creating Your Portfolio

Either way, if you’re just getting started, then you’ll need to build up a portfolio to showcase your best work. Travelling to far-flung destinations isn’t necessarily important at this stage, rather it’s your ability to demonstrate that you have a talent for capturing beautiful moments, whether those be of a sunset, landscape view or a close-up shot of some wildlife. You might choose to create a diverse portfolio to show that your skills are versatile. But if you feel that you specialise in a particular area of travel photography, perhaps shooting volcanoes for example, then it’s best to put your efforts into producing a portfolio that echoes this talent.

Marketing Your Work

One of the best ways to make money as a travel photographer is to sell your images online. Marketing departments are desperate for visual content as consumers are increasingly engaged with the images they see on social media and websites. Unfortunately, the market for stock images is quite saturated, and there are many low-quality photos floating around online that are tagged misleadingly. If you want your work to stand out from the mountain of other images of the Taj Mahal for example, then you’ll need to ask yourself if your images are offering something different that corporate marketers will want to snap up. Your pics must also be sharp and of a high quality. Make sure your photo editing skills are top notch and that you know how to operate your camera to get the best out of it. Aside from stock image websites, another great way to get your name out there is to enter travel photography competitions which will be judged by industry professionals.

Investing In Your Equipment

Your photos will only ever be as good as your camera allows them to be, so investing in decent kit, from cameras to lenses and tripods is essential before you set off on your trip. Quality cameras usually come with a hefty price tag, so if you’re struggling to afford the latest model, it might be worth trading in your old kit to offset the price. For example, if you have an existing Canon camera, you can visit a reputable sell my Canon camera site and receive a quote for your kit. Once approved, you’ll receive a same-day bank transfer of cash for you to put towards a better model.

Travel photography is a competitive field, but it can be incredibly rewarding too. If you’re ready to get started but can’t quite afford a plane ticket anywhere, just head out this weekend whether into the countryside, or into your local city centre and be inspired your surroundings!

Our top tips for selling your holiday home

5 vital steps for a quick and easy sale

In a busy market, selling your holiday home can be difficult, but our top tips will increase your chances of finding a buyer.

No matter how much you love your holiday home, there is likely to come a time when you’re ready to move on. With a lot of competition on the market, selling your holiday home is not always straightforward, so we asked holiday homes specialists, Sarah Waddington Property, to share their top tips for a fast and simple sale.

Get your timing right

It may not be something you immediately think of, but getting the timing right is critical when it comes to selling your holiday home. You may think that peak season is the best time to put your property up for sale, as there will be plenty of tourists around. However, if you have bookings throughout the peak months it can be difficult to find time for viewings and, by the time the sale goes through, the buyer has to wait several months before peak season rolls around again and they can make full use of their new holiday home.

Ideally, you should put your property on the market several months before the peak season. This gives both sides plenty of time to exchange contracts and finalise arrangements in advance of the busy summer months.

Know your audience

Before you put your property on the market, think carefully about your target market. Look at your current rental customers and resort neighbours to help you identify which groups are most likely to be interested in your property – for example, is it perfect for young families, or is it more suitable for retired couples? This will help you to choose the key selling points that most appeal to your target market, as well as enabling you to select the most effective sales platform and techniques.

Take great photographs

A picture tells a thousand words – and they can be a key marketing tool when it comes to selling your holiday home.With this mind, a few dark, shaky images taken on your smart phone simply won’t cut it. Your sales images should be good quality, well-lit and showcase your property and its features in the best possible light. Ideally, you should hire a professional photographer to take these photos. It may cost you more in the short term but it will help to generate more interest in your holiday property.

Create an information pack

Prospective buyers will want to know as much about the property as possible – especially if you’re selling it as a going concern – so make it easy for them to lay their hands on the details by creating an information pack. As well as the property specifics, include information on key areas such as rental income, peak seasons, how you market the property to holidaymakers, any existing relationships with agents, where the majority of bookings come from, and nearby facilities and amenities.

Prepare your property

First impressions count, so when you’re arranging viewings for potential buyers it’s important to ensure that your property is looking its best. Take a good look around your holiday home with objective eyes and identify any areas that are looking a bit shabby or that need further attention. Giving walls a new lick of paint, replacing any items that are past their best and carrying out any outstanding repairs can make a big difference to your sales efforts – so be sure to do this before you put your property on the market.

There are lots of things to consider when it comes to selling your vacation property, so it’s always worth seeking advice from an expert. With good planning, a bit of effort and some expert advice, you should soon find a buyer for your holiday home.

A Guide To Living In Shenfield

The Perfect Place For Your Next Home Move In 2020

Shenfield has exploded in interest since plans were announced to bring Crossrail here. Find out more about this attractive Essex area.

If you’re looking for a rural, villagey area of Essex to live in with close ties to London, then Shenfield has to be on your shortlist. As a former village, it now appears more suburban and is incredibly popular with commuters, particularly with the introduction of Crossrail’s the Elizabeth line stopping here. House prices are looking strong in Shenfield, with an average current value of £742,452 and 38 sales completed in the last twelve months. If Shenfield sounds like the area you might be looking for in your next move, read on to learn more!
Increased Investment

Ever since the announcement that Shenfield would be on the Crossrail line, commuters and buy-to-let investors from in and outside of the capital have flocked here to snap up properties within walking distance of the station. 12 trains an hour will be delivered to the capital in peak periods, with quick journey times from as little as 41 minutes to Liverpool Street, 49 minutes to Bond Street and 78 minutes to Heathrow Airport. Slightly rundown areas outside of the station are due a facelift thanks to the arrival of Crossrail, and there are plans to create a piazza space next to the pedestrian entrance.

Other Transport Links

Aside from the railway, Shenfield is well placed just off the A12, connecting you easily with East London or out through the north east of Essex through Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and on to the beautiful Suffolk coastline. You can also get to the M25 at Junction 28.

Outstanding Schools

Families considering a move here will be tempted by the calibre of schools in the area. Shenfield offers an outstanding primary school, namely Shenfield St. Marys Church of England Primary, and an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ secondary at St Martins, Brentwood. Additionally, there are two popular private schools, Herington House and Brentwood School in the area.

Local Amenities

Although once a village, Shenfield offers far more than just a post office and a village shop. The main street is located on Hutton Road which is filled with independent shops such as the butchers and delicatessen, alongside pretty cafes, restaurants, beauty salons and amenities such as banks and Tesco Express. There’s plenty to occupy you on a Saturday morning stroll, but if you want to go further afield, then Chelmsford or Romford are both just a short journey away.

Property Stock

Shenfield estate agents explain that many of the area’s homes were built from the 1920s at the earliest, although there are some period properties available in the site of the old village near St Mary’s Church. Semis and detached properties make up most of the housing stock in the area, which makes it an ideal place for families to live in, although be aware that homes are particularly sought-after within school catchment areas.

If you’re interested in viewing properties, then register with some local estate agents and take a drive around the area so you get to know it a little better. Shenfield could be the perfect place for your next move in 2020!

The Never-Ending Issues with Timeshare Compensation

Why timeshare compensation claims require expert advice

Claiming timeshare compensation can be a lengthy and complex process, but a specialist solicitor can help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls.

Having your own holiday home may seem like a dream come true but, the dream can often fail to live up to reality, leaving many timeshare owners feeling frustrated, disappointed and out of pocket.

From unscrupulous sales reps who make false promises, and contracts that contain hidden charges, to booking difficulties and long-term contracts that tie you in for life, there are a number of potential pitfalls that timeshare owners need to be aware of.

Luckily there is help out there, and if you’re unhappy with your timeshare and feel you’ve been treated unfairly, you may want to consider making a claim for timeshare compensation.

However, pursuing timeshare compensation is not as straightforward as you may think. It can be a difficult and complex process, and the industry is plagued by a number of recurrent issues.

Lack of knowledge

One of the biggest and most common issues with timeshare compensation is that some owners try to manage their own claims despite having little to no knowledge of the industry, or the intricacies of contract law.

Timeshare contracts are notoriously complex and trying to navigate this complexity alone is a potential minefield – particularly when you are up against companies with vast legal resources and an in-depth understanding of the industry. Any underhand clauses are likely to be hidden deep within the contract and, without specialist knowledge or expert advice, it’s all too easy to miss those areas of a contract which deserve closer attention and, in turn, this can reduce your chances of making a successful claim.


The complexity of timeshare compensation essentially means that claimants are often operating blind; they don’t know what they’re entitled to or how to go about effectively claiming it. This knowledge gap means that potential claimants can often be pressured into accepting the first compensation offer that they receive – or even walking away without an offer altogether. As a result, many people are left undercompensated and out of pocket. What’s more, due to a lack of knowledge and expert advice, some owners don’t even realise they’re entitled to compensation in the first place.

Compensation scams

For those claimants who do seek professional advice, they have to contend with the possibility of falling victim to timeshare compensation scams. There are a lot of unscrupulous people out there who are only too happy to prey on dissatisfied timeshare owners, so it’s important to be vigilant. These scams usually come in the form of cold calls, so be very wary of any unsolicited calls that you receive out of the blue and refrain from committing to anything until you carry out some research of your own.  And remember, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Expert advice

If you feel like you may be in a position to claim timeshare compensation, it’s important to seek expert advice before proceeding. A reputable timeshare solicitor will be able to assess the viability of your claim and offer specialist advice, guiding you through the process to help ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Camera Selling Tips For Beginners

Navigating The Second-Hand Camera Market

Tricks of the trade to get you the best price for your used camera.

If you’re in the market for a camera upgrade and need to sell your existing model, then you’ll want to get the best price possible for your sale. Navigating the camera selling industry can be tricky if you’re a first-timer, so it’s important that you learn some tricks before you wade in. Gaining interest in your camera, knowing where to sell, and making sure you receive payment promptly are all key concerns, but the following information will help your sale go smoothly.

Creating An Attractive Ad

Begin by taking a picture of your camera – you’ll want to appeal to photographers after all, so make sure you don’t upload an image with substandard lighting or any blurring. Arrange your camera and any accessories in front of a white background and use either plenty of natural lighting or a studio flash for best results. Always make sure you keep the camera’s original box and have this clearly visible in the photo.

But your ad shouldn’t just focus on imagery, you’ll also need to put some effort into the description of your camera, making use of keywords that you believe your target market will search for. Start with the basics, such as the brand, model and age of the camera. You should also include details of its condition, for example, if you have been using an LCD overlay to keep the screen scratchproof, then this is the type of detail that will appeal to buyers. Equally, if the camera does have any minor damage such as scuff marks on the main body, then it’s important to mention this and include a photo if necessary; if you’re entirely upfront with the buyer before the sale, then there will be less chance of disappointment and a refund request.

Choosing Your Selling Platform

Once you’ve got your ad details together, you’ll need to decide where to promote it. You might choose to go with eBay which will provide you with a large audience, but their platform fees could easily eat into your profits. Selling privately is another option if you’re lucky enough to know someone who is interested in your camera – be aware though that they may expect mates’ rates, so again you might be able to get a better price elsewhere.

Another option is to use a dedicated sell camera site, where you simply provide the details of your camera and receive a fast quote in return. If you’re happy with the amount offered, you can send in your camera and once it’s arrived and been checked over, you’ll receive your payment immediately.

Safe Postage

After getting as far as a sale, it would be a terrible shame to lose out because your buyer receives damaged goods, which is why it’s so important to package your used camera properly to avoid it being bashed around in transit. Use bubble wrap, strong packaging materials and tape, and include your return address on the box just in case. You may also want to look into insuring the parcel which you can arrange at the Post Office.

Once you’ve made the decision to sell your camera, start by gathering up all the bits of kit you’re ready to part with and take it from there. The sooner you arrange your sale, the quicker you’ll receive cash to put towards a new model!

7 Most Beautiful White Sand Beaches in the World

There are instances in our lives that we dream of the perfect escape: going to the beach, its blue waters as deep as it could be, with long stretches of fine, white sand that we enjoy to walk, run, and sit on while watching the sunset. It would be a happy day to do these things.

The seashores are so wonderful. All regions have their own white sand beaches that bespoke of culture that is different from our own, These white sand beaches serve to promote tourism, relaxation in nature, and of course, escapism from the urban life’s daily grind.

Instead of daydreaming of the time and day, wishing that you’re on the beach, why not plan a well-deserved personal holiday? Next, we list down the 7 most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, so get ready to book your next trip to one of these.

Bora Bora, Tahiti

French Polynesia offers some white sand beaches to go around Bora Bora Island. Really pristine, fine sand, Bora Bora’s crystal-blue water is perfect for water activities such as swimming, diving, and snorkeling. No wonder the aquatic-centric luxury resort captivates the hearts of guests and tourists, At Bora Bora, the sand does not get any whiter.

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

Lanikai Beach boasts the perfect white sand beach: deep blue sea water, palm trees that let you take a peek into the sun. The half-mile stretch of Lanikai Beach offers the ideal Hawaiian beach: endless sunshine, cool tropical breeze, palm trees on the powdery white sand. Surfing tops the water activities here. Awesome visible mountain views from a distance, making the scenery worthy of praises, and a visit.

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Include Whitsunday Islands on your list of must-visit places when you travel throughout Queensland, Australia. From the remote White Haven Beach to the exquisite Tongue Point, the Whitsunday Islands are a delight to behold on the white sand. The fusion aqua-blue sea water with white shoreline gives a magical, artistic effect on tourists. These islands own the most beautiful white beaches in the world, not to mention a relaxing atmosphere and weather.

Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach is hailed as one of the best tourist destinations in the world and highly recommended for its white sand beach. Its 12-mile white sand makes an awesome spot for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling. Starfish are visible along the shorelines and makes a great place for snorkeling.

Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Africa

When we think of Africa, it’s the wildlife that we’re always reminded of. But, animals and the scorching hot weather aside, Africa has one of the world’s most beautiful white-sand beaches in the world. Located in Zanzibar, Nungwi Beach has bone-white sand and is mostly visited by many tourists. Perfect for adventures, swimming, scuba diving and just want a piece of tranquility, Nungwi Beach in Zanzibar provides the best of African culture and is evident in hanging out with the locals, beach parties, and watching the sunset.


Situated off of the African coast, the Seychelles Islands have the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the world. These islands possess the kind of natural scenery about nature, along with white sand beaches. Simply picturesque for tourists who have a penchant for strolling by the shore, admiring the natural environment.

Las Islas Cies Beach, Galicia, Spain

When traveling to Spain, don’t forget to include Las Islas Cies Beach on your list. Located in Galicia, it’s an archipelago of 3 beautiful islands off of the coast of Pontevedra and it’s only a ferry ride away from Vigo. Tourists get to enjoy the island’s breathtaking views, aqua-blue waters, water sports and of course, the white sand.

3 Best Places for Destination Weddings

Planning for your perfect wedding elsewhere? A wedding at another place or region means you’re in for a memorable, intimate ceremony with family and friends, and can simply enjoy a two-for-one wedding and honeymoon.

But, before you go to another land to marry the love of your life, you have some important details to consider as you start looking for the best places for destination weddings.

Of course, from invitations to flowers and a wedding cake are all part of a beautiful wedding. To make it grander, it’s the venue that says everything. Get inspired by our best places for destination weddings below.

1) Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

Rockhouse Hotel provides an excellent backdrop for weddings. From the moment the bride walks down the aisle to exchanging “I do”,  this Caribbean cliffside hotel emphasizes both the dramatic and romantic dimensions to couples exchanging their vows.

2) Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

If you’re up for a quaint wedding theme, you might want to see Montelucia Resort & Spa’s Castillo Lucena. Either you want the ceremony held at the Alhambra Ballroom with a terrace, a lawn with awesome mountainous background for scenery. Located near the Phoenix Airport in Arizona, it’ll be a wedding that is inspired by the 16th century with a touch of romanticism.

3) Vail Mountain, Vail, Colorado

Do you fancy a mountain wedding? Check out the Holy Cross Deck located atop Vail Mountain in the rocky mountains. The deck offers magnificent views of the Gore Mountain Range and Vail Valley, making the resort a perfect venue for life event occasions such as weddings.

4) Castello Di Vicarello, Cinigiano, Italy

How about a fairy-tale inspired wedding in Italy? Experience Tuscany’s medieval charm and beauty at the Castello di Vicarello. Wholly beautiful and unique, Castello di Vicarello is the place to exchange vows amidst gardens and olive groves. The 900-year old castle makes an excellent inspiration and landmark for weddings.

5) Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

A vineyard venue for a wedding doesn’t sound bad after all. Situated in Stellensbosch — a 45-minute distance away from Cape Town, Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate offers their place for weddings.

Inspired by Mediterranean architecture combined with majestic mountains in the horizon and Mediterranean-style architecture, there’s unmistakable enchanted feel all over the place. Come check out their white banquet hall for a modern touch.

6) Ladera Resort, SoufriÈre, St. Lucia

Hailed recently as one of the most romantic places in the world, Ladera Resort is quite simply one of the most luxurious destination weddings in the Caribbean. Prepare to be enchanted by St. Lucia’s amazing deep blue Caribbean seawater crashing against the Piton Mountains. The ambiance and St. Lucian culture make a dramatic and memorable wedding for you.

7) Viceroy Anguilla, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Viceroy Resort in Anguilla holds a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea, along with its local culture which makes a splendid destination wedding. Exchange vows at the Sunset Lounge, with the cool, salty breeze, cliffside scenery, and the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy Viceroy’s on-site catering that guarantees excellent, quality food and beverage for your wedding.

8) Alila Ubud Resort, Payangan, Bali

Have your wedding hosted in Bali, Indonesia’s alluring tropical paradise. Mystical and lush, Alila Ubus Resort offers a one-of-a-kind Asian atmosphere and culture for your wedding in their open-air pavilion, with one of the world’s infinity pools.

The tropical gardens and mountains provide a wonderful wedding backdrop on your wedding day.

9) Mt. Hood Organic Farms, Mount Hood, Oregon

Experience simpler times on your wedding day at Mt. Hood Organic Farms in Mount Hood, Oregon. It’s a farm in a secluded spot just off Highway 35, giving a feeling that everything is serene and beautiful, creating more privacy and intimacy with couples and guests.

Mt. Hood Organic Farm has a magnificent, historic architecture with fresh food and drinks prepared by the farm’s well-trained chef and staff. The snow-covered mountain views make such a wonderful complement to the farm.

10) Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid Lodge in New York is a great location for a simple wedding attended by family members and a few select friends to witness that very special day. The fireside ceremony highlights the day; guests get to stay at the lakeside for the reception. Elegantly decorated with feelings of serenity and calmness, Lake Placid Lodge also provides wine cellar, fireworks, and horse-drawn carriages to take part on your wedding day.

3 Most Luxurious Resorts in the World: Pick The Best Resort On Your Vacation

It’s time you need a break from civilization. If you’re up for cool and pure ocean breezes, lush nature and water adventures, a quick, relaxing getaway to the world’s luxurious resorts is the way to be.

No matter where you’re prepared to go on your all-inclusive getaway, it is still nice to know that once you get there, everything is set and will be taken care of — so long as you choose a resort that will not disappoint.

Here, we pick the 3 most luxurious resorts in the world.

1. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

Amazingly breathtaking because of the scenery and its emphasis on being eco-friendly,  Nihi Sumba Island earned its rightful place on the many travelers and tourists lists being one of the world’s luxurious resorts.

The island was a surfer’s haven and is located on the remote island of Sumba in Indonesia, about a one-hour flight from Bali. Too remote, that the location is such a far cry from city life. Nihi Sumba Island is the perfect place for surfing, snorkeling, fishing, and other activities away from home.

Sit back and relax in their villas by peeking in to see captivating ocean views and palm trees; with high ceilings. If you’re bringing your family with you, the resort’s five-bedroom villas provide spacious living rooms and other features such as private pools and outdoor showers. Their butler service is extraordinary, too.

Make the most out of your Sumba Island tropical getaway by going on local tours to its villages, beach and pool club, mountain biking, Land Rover safari tour, and exotic waterfalls.

Also try out their Spa Safari with multiple treatments. The Spa offers healthy meals and daily yoga by the seaview.

Part of the profits from the tourists’ stay goes to the Sumba Foundation’s livelihood projects which help support the locals.

2. The Brando, Tahiti

Life on the tropical island resort can be yours, exclusively.

On the French Polynesia lies a breathtakingly beautiful private island. The Brando, in Tetiaroa, offers laid-back relaxation amidst nature, reflecting Polynesian lifestyle and culture.

Pristine white sand, exotic fauna, and other sea creatures can be seen on the resort, and you can visit this magnificent resort by private plane.

Built by the late actor Marlon Brando, his aim was to preserve the island’s biodiversity and natural beauty with renewable technology resources. Nature lovers will find the resort the perfect place to be in: coral reefs are mighty visible in the lagoon, sea turtles on white beaches, skein of exotic birds, and whales seen swimming by on their yearly migration.

The Brando’s two-bedroom villas have kitchens and dining areas, while the three-bedroom villa is large enough for family events. Each villa has its own bicycle, so you can pedal your way around the island for more scenery.

The resort offers necessary equipment for activities on the crystal-clear beach: kayak, snorkel, and paddleboards. You can also learn more of the island’s ecology and conservation by visiting their ecostation, and have a talk with the researchers.

Combining East, French, and Polynesian cuisine, experience exquisite dining at The Brando,  and uses only fresh produce off of the organic gardens. Seafood is abound for you to choose from, and the croissants are just as heavenly. Vegan dishes are also available.

Indeed, The Brando resort is one of the most luxurious, relaxing, and unforgettable in anyone’s travel experiences.  It’s a man’s paradise that preserves both nature and culture with sensitivity to its environment.

3. Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is an island resort that has more than just the beautiful, blue ocean, white sand, and sun. Experience life that is full of entertainment, activities, and warm, friendly people. Booking a holiday at Kurumba Maldives will do great to your mind, body, and soul.

It is the Maldives’ first private island resort, with staff to ensure you get the best treatment and care, as you experience their Maldivian culture.

It takes approximately 10 minutes of speedboat ride from Malé’s airport to Kurumba Maldives, whose rich history of warmth hospitality on a beautiful island with plenty of coral reefs.

A cocktail in hand and a smile on your face as soon as you reach the resort. It’s a luxury resort that’s ideal for guests — children and adults alike.

Lounge by their private pool, relax on the hammock while you enjoy the fresh cool Maldivian breeze. Watch the small waves of blue waters run across the powdery white sand beaches as you stroll by.

All guest rooms are air-conditioned, boasting of beachfront bungalow houses to spacious villas. Dine at any of their restaurants, and pamper yourself on their water spa treatment.

Diving and snorkeling on the nearby reefs are just some of the activities that you can do here.