Luxury lifestyle 5* hotel TUI BLUE Jadran, Croatia

Do you remember them, the Feel the Breeze Family who in 2020, the year of COVID-19 took off in their Land Rover to drive to their sailboat which was parked in Turkey with which they want to sail over the world? Last year, as exclusive ambassadors for Stylish Travel Tips, they stayed at the 5-star TUI BLUE Jadran hotel in Croatia, but not much later the travel advice was tightened and holidays to this beautiful country were advised against.

Fortunately, Croatia is back on yellow for a while and, with a health pass in your pocket, you won’t have to go into quarantine on your return. I would say, what are you waiting for, make a great roadtrip along the beautiful coast of Croatia and stay halfway in this super nice and stylish 5 star hotel. Gerben and Rianne tested it out for me and shot some lovely pictures to dream away with. Look and judge for yourself.

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Chogogo, the most popular resort on Curaçao!

Chogogo Resort is located at the very end of Jan Thiel Bay. Hidden between the greenery, with on one side the salt pans in your backyard where you can spot flamingos and on the other side the Caribbean Sea. The owners of Chogogo bought this special piece of land almost 30 years ago and decided to turn it into a resort. Today the Chogogo resort is one of the most popular accommodations to book for a vacation on Jan Thiel.

Did you know that Chogogo means flamingo? It’s a nice reference to the many flamingos you can spot here in the water during a walk in the Salt Pans. The beautiful pink color of the flamingo is reflected in the beautiful flower bushes that bloom everywhere in the park. And that just through all the year, because on Curacao it is always nice weather 🙂 The different colored houses in yellow ocher, coral red, green and aqua blue finish it off. And with a clear blue sky you literally become happy with all those beautiful colors you see here every day!

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Book your own Beach House in Colourful Pietermaai, Willemstad

Did you know that Pietermaai is one of the most beautiful districts of Willemstad? And that you can find the best restaurants of the island here? This district is really upcoming and everywhere nice bars pop up in the small colorful alleys. You can find very nice boutique hotels here, but my favorite is Beach House Pietermaai.

Beach House Pietermaai is all yours with a private pool and with a fantastic sea view. Cindy and David, the owners of Beach House live at the front of the authentic colonial house and welcome you with open arms. As a guest you will feel right at home because Beach House Pietermaai feels immediately as home and everything is just perfectly styled.

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Luxury Holiday at Coral Estate Luxury Resort Curacao

Hidden between the greenery on one of the most beautiful spots on the southwest coast of Curaçao is located Coral Estate Luxury Resort. A unique resort with beautiful private villas high on the hill overlooking the sea and below the fine resort with different types of apartments you can book for a wonderful vacation on Curaçao.

Coral Estate Luxury Resort is an ideal base if you like peace, quiet and good food because at the resort you will also find Coral Rooftop Bar where you can join every Saturday for a delicious sushi night and the famous Karakter Beach Lounge Restaurant right by the sea. In addition, Coral Estate is less than a 15 minutes drive from the beautiful white sandy beach Playa Porto Marie. If you ask me the perfect base to discover the island for a successful holiday on Curacao.

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Discover Sirolo, Le Marche

The Marche region lies on the Adriatic Sea in the southeast of Italy. It is much less known than Tuscany or the Amalfi Coast, but you will find everything here for a wonderful Italian holiday: beautiful cities, charming villages, rolling hills, rugged mountains and good wines. And of course the 180 km long coastline with beautiful beaches – some fully equipped with restaurants and beach clubs, but also secluded bays that you almost have for you alone.

Because Le Marche is so compact, you can combine all this beauty in one day. Walk through medieval streets in the morning and taste culture from the distant past, and relax on the beach in the afternoon. Or take a beautiful hike in the mountains and take a well deserved dip in the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Read More…

Puglia, discover the south of Italy

In recent years Puglia has emerged strongly as a tourist destination and if you ask me with all due respect. This unspoilt part of Italy has unique spots, delicious food, wine, culture, history and beautiful beaches. Thanks to the long, slender shape of this region, you’re never far from the sea! An easy drive in both directions – east or west – will take you to the Adriatic or Ionian sea, where you can enjoy long sandy beaches and the turquoise coloured sea.

You can find the Puglia region in the heel of the Italian boot, about 2.5 hours by plane from Amsterdam. As a visitor you will be amazed how beautiful this region is. From the magical countryside, to the spectacular cliffs that rise above the blue sea and of course the many white villages such as Ostuni and Alberobello with the characteristic trulli.

According to the Italians, the beaches of Puglia are among the most beautiful in the country. We have fallen in love with this region since our car journey through Italy. Want to know why? Read and have a look at the pictures here…

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Tuscan villa in a fairytale landscape

Tuscany is a unique piece of Italy and offers all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday. Visit romantic medieval towns, taste delicious red wines, olive oil and or pecorino cheese produced in this region. Stay in a beautiful agriturismo, dine in authentic trattorias, or rent your own villa. This is Tuscany at its best.

In June of this year we travelled with our 11 month old baby girl by car through Croatia and Italy. Our journey through Italy started with the ferry crossing from Dubrovnik to Bari. Arriving in Puglia, in the south of Italy, our two week car journey started through one of the most beautiful countries of Europe with as final destination the beautiful Tuscany.

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Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is an ultramodern, metropolitan hub and the capital city of Malaysia. A visit to Kuala Lumpur will reward you with a unique mix that isn’t found in many cities of Southeast Asia. It is my favorite city in Asia!

Malay, Indian and Chinese residents in Kuala Lumpur offer the very best of their cultures in this vibrant Asiatic city. Below my top things to see during your visit to Kuala Lumpur and where to stay.

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Mallorca island of sun, sea, nature and culture

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and for many European tourists the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the sun. Most travelers stay in the south of Mallorca in the popular beach resorts such as El Arenal, Playa de Mallorca, and Playa de Palma. But besides the beautiful beaches, Mallorca has so much more to offer!

I flew last week for a city trip to Palma de Mallorca and sought out the best sights for you. One thing the Balearic islands all have in common is the weather. Most of the time it is good with plenty of sunshine. Whether you are making a cultural visit to the town of Palma, discover the beautiful scenery on the north coast or just book a relaxing beach holiday, you find it all on Mallorca.

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Active travel in Bali

Bali is one of the popular islands of Indonesia that many tourists like to visit. Bali is a place where you easily lose your heart, because this Indonesian island has so much to offer, also for active travelers. You can take a bike ride in between the beautiful green rice fields, go trekking in the inland, or go horseback riding on the beach, and last but not least go surfing! In Bali everything is possible, read below my best tips.

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