My Maldives holiday was planned over nine days, with an itinerary at Coco Plam Dhuni Kolhu, Coco Bodu Hith and The Residence including snorkeling with a marine biologist, a sunset dolphin cruise, paddle boarding, jet skiing and spa treatments.
I saw some wonderful sights and had amazing experiences, but my trip did not go as planned at all…
Travel is different for everyone and accessible holidays are unlikely to cross your mind unless you or your loved ones require them. I am always keen to be inclusive within my work, that is why I have put together a selection of different places around the world for accessible holidays.
With Can Be Done, the UK tour operator specialising in bespoke itineraries for disabled travellers, I have put together different accessible holidays that can be undertaken each month of the year.
The tiny town of Ella, Sri Lanka, is located in the Hill Country of and it is gorgeous (mostly) as it is surrounded by cloud forests and tea plantations.
You can arrive by train from Kandy or on a (very long) bus journey from anywhere on the south coast (read about Kandy here).
It is 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level, so it is a little colder than the rest of the country. I visited in December and while the days were scorching hot, in the evenings I wore trousers and a jumper.
‘London’s best kept secret’ is a phrase regularly thrown around to describe trendy food spots, hipster bars or hidden landmarks and greenery.
It is a cliché I have determinedly sought to avoid in my writing, but how else to describe a hidden Masonic Temple in Liverpool Street? What better place to do Vinyasa yoga in London?
I didn’t go with the intention of writing an Ella Planter’s Bungalow review. When I am staying as a travel journalist I can’t always fully relax. Throughout my trip in Sri Lanka I booked some hotels with no intention of writing about them so I could switch off.
Ella Planter’s Bungalow was one of them, but I was so impressed and left so in love I simply had to!
The bungalow, from which the Ella Planter’s Bungalow was founded, is located on the southern fringes of a tea plantation area established in the late 19th century during the colonial period. The garden and grounds are home to a rare collection of tropical fruit trees with incredible views of the hills all around.