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At low tide, Chumbe Island looked like a perfect fantasy: dazzling white sand, clear blue water and coral reefs. We waded from the boat to the beach, passing dozens of starfish. A member of the resort staff was there to welcome us.

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Kanyakumari sells itself big – the meeting place of 3 oceans, Gandhi’s last resting place, a temple to a world-famous monk. Can it live up to expectations?

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“You don’t want to make the dish too hot, or your guests will start flying” says Roni. “So cut the chillies in half and take them out if things are getting too spicy”

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Snapshot: A Quick Whizz round Muttrah Souk

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This morning, I found myself unceremoniously dumped in Muscat when I failed to make my connection to Thiruvananthapuram. After catching up on some sleep at the Marjan International (courtesy of Oman Air), I headed out. Simon and I spent a …

 

Snapshot: Sharpham Vineyard

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On the banks of the River Dart in South Devon, Sharpham Vineyard is a good place for a vineyard tour, leisurely lunch or both.