Phileas French

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Phileas French

Phileas French

Travel Writer | Exploring every country in the world, one adventure at a time

Maldives: Local Luxuries

Maldives boatsI've written about Herathera Island Resort in the Maldives on previous occasions after a fabulous trip there a few months ago. I was very pleased to see my article on Herathera and on locally-produced luxury go up on the Travel Belles site last week. The fragility of the ecosystem in the Maldives gets you thinking about conservation issues and risi...
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Eco-tourism in the Maldives

Maldives fish  My readers will know by now that a trip to the Maldives last summer left me feeling passionately concerned about the ecological issues facing the fragile islands there, from both rising sea levels and the booming tourist trade. I ended up reading around the subject extensively and published an article specifically on this angle of our Mal...
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Magnificent Marine Encounters in the Maldives

The sea life in the Maldives is one of those experiences that sounds irritatingly folkloric when other people try to describe it to you. Baby sharks swim into the shallows and take bits of your breakfast off you. Really? You can see turtles, dolphins and rays most days without even diving. Really? The sea is so clear and swimming pool-like that you...
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Imperial Standards of Hospitality at Herathera Island Resort

We had such a positive experience staying at the private hideaway of Herathera Island Resort in the Maldives, that in addition to writing pieces about local luxuries and eco-tourism in the Maldives, I was also keen to really write about the key factors at the resort that made it such an appealing destination. The appropriately-named Imperial Hospit...
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The Fabulous Creatures of Herathera Island, Maldives

Maldives bat 2After an unforgettable eleven days spent gambolling around with hermit crabs, lizards and other fascinating fauna, I felt prompted to write an article about the unsung heroes of the Maldives: the animals that you find on land. The sealife, as I have written about elsewhere, is undeniably world-class and utterly beguiling, but it is a shame to let i...
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A Very Warm Herathera Island Resort Welcome

Summer 2012 170I don't just mean the weather, either. After a really thrilling 10 minute speedboat ride from Gan airport, which felt nowhere near long enough even after the best part of a day traveling with two small children, we arrived at our island home for the next eleven days. The staff who efficiently collected us from the airport and escorted us by car do...
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Luxury Adventures: Herathera Island Resort

I'm putting all the finishing touches together in preparation for my trip to Herathera Island Resort in the Maldives. The resort essentially comprises the whole island and there's plenty of things that I will be writing about over the coming weeks, from the local culture to the spa, the restaurants, to, of course, the incredible marine life. ...
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