With so many beautiful and awe-inspiring destinations around the world, travelling for me is a prime opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Experiencing the culture, sights, sounds and sampling delicious local food is always exciting. This summer I was lucky enough to travel to Mauritius and Oman with my family. We spent seven nights in Mauritius, staying in two different hotels on opposite sides of the island. After a stunning week in the Indian Ocean we flew to Dubai and spent three nights in a breathtaking mountain resort on the Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. Read on for a snapshot photo diary of my holiday.

shayna oberoi welcome food

Cookies and fresh coconuts, courtesy of the lovely staff at The Oberoi, Mauritius. The perfect welcome to the island after a long flight!

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Staying hydrated in Port Louis: The capital city, financial district and historic colonial town of Mauritius. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the harbour and walk through the abundant market-filled streets and experience the hustle and bustle of Mauritian life.

shayna oberoi room pano

The contemporary and modern Luxury Pavilion guest rooms at The Oberoi are designed with elegant décor and furniture for maximum comfort.

shayna oberoi room view

The Oberoi, Mauritius offers stunning views from all pavilions and villas, with vibrancy and colour in plentiful amounts wherever you look, and blue ocean in the background.

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Pedalos, as well as kayaks and waterbikes, provide the perfect opportunity to explore the surrounding area of the hotel on water and take advantage of the spectacular views in all directions at Heritage Le Telfair Resort and Spa.

shayna on the beach

Oman: Six Senses Zighy Bay affords the most stunning of views, with the open sea and Al Hajar mountains completely surrounding the magnificent resort. A complete juxtaposition to the luscious greenery of Mauritius, but no less beautiful.

shayna zighy-pool views

Zighy Bay pool, Oman: This temperature controlled pool is surrounded by gorgeous palm trees, making it the ultimate place to relax while taking in the incredible views of the beach just footsteps away.

shayna L-pool

Zighy Pool Villa: Two-bedroom cobblestoned villa with an impressive private pool, plumped up sun loungers and a comfortable shaded living area, perfect to cool you down in the 40 degree heat. The palm trees produce fresh dates that add a splash of colour to this mountainous resort. With so many amenities you can relax in the privacy of your own villa, not to mention the added luxury of a butler if you need anything else.


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