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Holbox – Mexico

The small island of Holbox (pronounced Hole-Bosh) is a barefoot paradise off Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Though not far from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, it is a World apart from those resorts, more cut-off jeans than designer chic. The ambiance is laid-back and the surrounding turquoise waters inviting. Only accessible by private yacht or the ferry from Chiquila, it is never overwhelmed with visitors. It is best to arrange transport in advance; some hotels will arrange pick-ups from the airport. Once you are there you can get most places by foot or hire a golf buggy taxi. The island is a lozenge 26 miles long by one mile wide. Traffic is not a problem, but after a rain shower the dirt roads can get a bit muddy.

Hammocks are de-rigour but the more active can try snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking. At the right time of year (June – September) take day trips by boat to see the whale-sharks that migrate off the north-eastern Yucatan Peninsula’s coast. These are the largest fish in the World, but harmless gentle giants that feed on plankton. You can see flamingos wading offshore, by walking to the north west of the island near the mangroves.

Holbox is an ideal place to get off-grid, communications are a bit hit-and-miss but that is part of the charm. Street art is popular here, murals abound depicting marine themes, or just pure fantasy. The northern shore is shallow and warm, ideal for kids. There is a sand bar just offshore which adults can walk too. Some hotels arrange romantic meals on tables above the water.

There are no big chain hotels, just small guest houses and boutique hotels. Eating out is not gourmet affair, as there are only a few restaurants, but it is easy to get tasty seafood and a cold beer at one of the beach bars. For home-made ice-cream try Angeles y Diablitos on the main square. For boutique hotels we recommend Las Nubes or Villas Flamingos. Enjoy amazing sunsets from any of the beachfront properties. A true place to relax and unwind.

All images copyright David Horwell 2019

Get married on Easter Island

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If you are looking for something unique for your wedding how about having it on the mysterious island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island), part of Chile but more geographically closer to Polynesia.

In true Polynesian style you’ll be presented with flower necklaces before being whisked away to the Explore Posada de Mike Rapu. During your time on the island you’ll visit some of the most famous sites including Rano Raraku Volcano and surrounding Moai statues. Spend time on the unspoiled beaches, snorkel in clear Pacific waters and horse ride through stunning island scenery.

The ceremony will take place according to local traditions on Anakena Beach. Both the bride and groom will have the opportunity to choose their outfit and traditional body painting. The ceremonial master will ask the gods for protection of the couple and there will be much ritual dancing and singing.

To begin your dream wedding on Easter Island get in touch.

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