Authentic Travel Experiences in Sri Lanka – Dambulla

The ‘pearl drop’ island, Sri Lanka packs into this tropical island just about the size of Ireland, a huge variety of sun-soaked beaches, a hinterland showing off the country’s rich heritage, breathtaking rail trips and cooler, hillside tea plantations and an expertise and refinement in producing the world’s favourite beverage in surroundings that stem from…

Temple of the Tooth complex, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Authentic Travel Experiences in Sri Lanka – Kandy

For a country about the size of Ireland, Sri Lanka offers a huge diversity in authentic travel experiences from simple sun, sea and sand on its pristine beaches to immersive safaris, whale watching off the East Coast, tea plantations in the centre and south, serene lakes and the country’s rich cultural centre as well as the…

About to enter the Underground River Palawan

An authentic Palawan experience

Late in August we visited Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa, Palawan, with good expectations of a beach resort and spa close to the Puerto Princesa underground river.  What we found made the name “Beach Resort and Spa” seem very inadequate for a truly authentic Palawan experience neither of us will forget in a very long time. The first…

Luang Prabang, Laos – highlight of unspoilt Asia ?

It is a part of the human condition that we attract tourism to somewhere people are drawn to largely by the difference of the culture, scenery and weather and then work to model that place to reflect the culture and experience of its visitors. The Costa Del Sol of Spain has become “Britain in the sun” and,…

Some of the world's best Street Art in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Malaysia – culture and food capital of Asia ?

    Cultural curiosity, unique multi-cultural mix, food capital of Malaysia and home to some of the world’s best street art – all of these, and more, describe George Town, capital of Penang province Malaysia and together go some way towards describing the unique appeal in tourism of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  If you…

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Palawan, Philippines

Palawan – Last Frontier or Best Island in the World?

Long known as “The Last Frontier” and voted “Best Island in the World” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Palawan has been seen as a paradise on earth by those in the know for many years.  It is a destination that is becoming much more widely available through European tour operators, as a part…

Batam world class golf courses

Batam – South East Asia’s missed Island Getaway ?

Because a major feature of Montigo Resorts Nongsa is that it is just 30 minutes from Singapore by ferry it is all too easy to overlook the attractions of Batam itself – the important other reasons why guests so enjoy their stay at this lovely, contemporary, deluxe resort – and you only have to search the…