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Exotic, beautiful beach, a bit remote

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Icklepickle101 Sun 29-Dec-19 13:20:16

Due to fly on honeymoon today to Mauritius but a very poorly baby meant a change of plans. Looking to rebook for end of April and maybe something a bit different.

We want a bit remote, not commercial touristy type place, beautiful beaches, maybe a bit of wildlife, HOT (30ish), not longer than 14 hours or so flight

Currently looking at Philippines, Madagascar and Seychelles. So any info on these or places I wouldn't have thought of?

Thank you!

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sleepismysuperpower1 Sun 29-Dec-19 13:56:06

Vietnam would be worth looking at. Bai Sao Beach in Phu Quoc is beautiful and has temperatures of about 33 degrees in April.

marialuisa Sun 29-Dec-19 15:59:47

I thought Bai Sao was quite grubby and commercialised although we had a fun day watching the bridal photo shoots on the swings. There are beautiful beaches on Phu Quoc, just not white sand. Chen Sea spa is a lovely place to stay on the island.

Zanzibar would work if it weren’t rainy season in April....Langkawi might be ok still?

MarinaBettina Sun 29-Dec-19 16:03:51

Are you taking the baby?
Just wondering about need for vaccinations, malaria tablets and healthcare facilities.
What's your budget?

Icklepickle101 Sun 29-Dec-19 18:15:42

No baby. She will be staying with grandparents. Probably about 6k for a week/10 days

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MarinaBettina Sun 29-Dec-19 19:35:01

With that budget I'd go for

Nosey Be
One of the private islands off Mozambique
But you can't fly direct which can be a pain

Seychelles Out islands, fly direct with BA

Or would you consider the Caribbean? The smaller island are gorgeous but possibly more touristy than you'd want. The Grenadines or BVIs might fit but again no direct flights.

BubblesBuddy Mon 30-Dec-19 00:03:20

You might get a decent deal in the BVIs or Grenadines though. It’s worth the second flight!!! I like Virgin Gorda (Little Dix bay) and there are other romantic hotels in the BVIs. You might be able to rent a small villa too. Many have pools.

goldpendant Mon 30-Dec-19 00:13:28

Radhhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar- insanely beautiful and off the beaten path.

lovelyupnorth Mon 30-Dec-19 08:23:31

We’re off to the Cape Coast in Ghana.

SJaneS48 Mon 30-Dec-19 08:39:27

Sorry firstly that you’ve had to cancel & hope baby is on the mend. How about Tangalle down on the South Coast in Sri Lanka? We were there for 4 days this April and it’s lovely. Not overspoilt, beautiful & often empty beaches and the weather will be in the thirties. From Tangalle you could do a days safari to Udawalawe National Park to see wild elephants, buffalo etc. The foods great and won’t break the bank. Our hotel had a restaurant on the beach & you could see the occasional turtle bobbing about in the waves which was just great!

peachypetite Mon 30-Dec-19 08:42:43


Icklepickle101 Mon 30-Dec-19 11:06:09

I've really struggled with finding accommodation in the BVI. I think most are still rebuilding sad

Andaman Islands looked perfect but the travel is a bit of a nightmare, about 20 hours which is a lot for a week holiday!

Off to continue research

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goldpendant Mon 30-Dec-19 11:14:28

Sri Lanka would be perfect - Galle area, Unawatuna beach/Dellawalla beach are gorgeous. Weather would be great and direct flights.

BubblesBuddy Tue 31-Dec-19 09:17:52

Not sure where you are looking then regarding BVIs. have quite a few. Just checked for April. However you are quite late booking!

chocolatesaltyballs22 Tue 31-Dec-19 09:18:56

Barbados is beautiful.

mummy21l Tue 31-Dec-19 09:28:35

Maldives without a doubt! Absolutely stunning perfect for locking yourself away!

BlouseAndSkirt Tue 31-Dec-19 09:28:46

Mauritius sounds a good option!
East coast.

RubyViolet Thu 02-Jan-20 22:10:59

Petit St Vincent in The Grenadines. Cotton House or Firefly on Mustique. Or a combo of both.
Well worth the 45/ 50 mins flight on from Barbados.

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