The adventure starts when you step off the airplane in the Maldives and make your way out of the airport into arrivals, where endless stalls stand with representatives from countless hotels waiting to greet you and steer you in the right direction for your resort.
When I was invited to experience “the other side of Benidorm” I have to admit, I was sceptical that such a thing existed. As a famous spots for ‘Brits abroad’, Google does it no favours. Search the news tab for this seaside spot in the south of Spain and you will find stories of drunken shenanigans (usually involving nudity).
Earlier this month I spent four days there and I cannot tell you how much beauty there is. Mountains frame the ocean, with natural beauty spots dotted around the town waiting for you to discover them.
While there’s nothing better than eating your body weight in local food and drinking the all-inclusive cocktails at a resort, we can often come back from a holiday feeling worse than when we left – or like we need another holiday to recover.