Pangkor, Malaysia


Completely isolated on its own private island surrounded by virgin rainforest, it is also the proud owner of a jaw-dropping sandy beach; Emerald Bay. Did we mention the award-winning spa? It’s actually one of the best in Malaysia. Seamlessly blending stylish digs with splendid wilderness, Pangkor Laut really is a spectacular honeymoon choice. Island-hopping, fishing, Tai Chi Quan and jungle trekking are just a few of the activities on offer, but to really get close to nature, we recommend you accompany the resort’s naturalist on his daily trek through the rainforest. Pack strong boots!

INSIDER TIP: To dial up the romance, dinner at the adults-only Fisherman’s Cove is a must. BOOK IT: 5 nights, plus 3 nights at Majestic Kuala Lumpar including breakfast, from 1,574 per person.

I am from the island of Penang.

At what age did you start cooking? I started cooking when I was eight years old. I learned from my father who was a very good cook.

How old are you now? 81 How long have you been working at Pangkor Laut? Since the hotel first opened, when I was 49. What’s special about the food? We create modern dishes with traditional techniques. Some of the recipes have been passed down through several generations of my family.

What’s your signature dish? Fuzhou sweet and sour fish maw soup. It’s a family recipe.


Book a guided walking safari, and enjoy the freedom of exploring without a car engine running.

THIS CLASSIC CAMP LOCATED IN THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK IS THE ideal mix of creature comforts and raw untamed wilderness. Arrival is via a small plane (cue amazing views from on high), followed by a 50-minute jeep ride (spot the giraffe!). Like most luxury safaris; game drives, picnics and sundowners are the order of the day, while in the evenings, you can have your dinner delivered to your tent (just one of 12) for a romantic meal a deux. What better way to plan your future together than in the heart of Africa with a glass of champagne next to a campfire? We love it.

INSIDER TIP: Travel during the summer season (July) and you might witness the astounding wildebeest migration here.

BOOK IT: 3 nights in a Luxury Tent including light aircraft flights, all meals, game drives and one private bush breakfast, from 3,348 per person.

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