Travel Review: Thanda Island, Tanzania

We enjoyed reading Paul’s review of Thanda Island so much that we just had to share it with you! In December 2018, we planned their multigenerational family holiday to Tanzania. We also organised a photographer to capture some moments of them all on the island. Pre-departure, transfers and flights As … Continued

Our signature summer cocktail recipe

Our signature cocktail recipe is perfect for a summer’s evening or a lazy Sunday afternoon by the pool. This recipe was inspired by our travels to the Indian Ocean islands. Ingredients 2 ounces rum 1/2 ounce triple sec (or other orange liqueur) 1-ounce lime juice … Continued

Explore the Outer Islands of Seychelles

The Seychelles is made up of over 100 islands, situated about 1000 miles off Africa’s east coast in the Indian Ocean. While the three biggest islands (Mahé, Praslin and La Digue) are popular for guests – the secluded outer islands are great for explorers! Remote … Continued

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Heart of the House: An Interview with Antigone Meda

We have set ourselves the goal for 2019 to give our guests a more personal insight into our favourite island resorts. This year we are launching our “Heart of the House” interview series to showcase one staff member from a top island resort. We want … Continued


Travel Review: Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

As our first holiday without the kiddies and celebrating our second honeymoon, we had a few prerequisites for our much-anticipated getaway. We said no to crazy time zones, yes to white fluffy beaches, yes to delicious local cuisine, and yes to reconnect and fall in … Continued

Giltedge Ocean Islands I Newsletter I December 2018

Hello again!  This month we’re focusing on sustainable eco-resorts in the Indian Ocean and travel deals for 2019! We’d like to wish all of our clients a happy holiday season – thank you for your support! We look forward to working together in the new year.  In search … Continued


Our favourite resorts that are saving the planet

Some resorts in the Indian Ocean are striving to create a greener planet and cleaner ocean by committing to sustainable practices that involve both the staff and guests. We’ve picked our favourite 4 sustainable resorts that are taking conservation to heart in the Seychelles, Maldives and … Continued

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Giltedge Ocean Islands I Newsletter I September 2018

Hello again!  This month we’re focusing on exclusive resorts in Zanzibar and one magical private island off the east coast of Tanzania. On the marketing side, our brand-new brochure has just come off the press – view it online or order a free copy! In search of that island experience… View this email in your browser … Continued

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Tanzania’s top private island – Thanda Island

When the invitation for Thanda Island arrived in my inbox, it only took me one second to RSVP. Thanda Island was voted the World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island ( by World Travel Awards 2016) and was featured on the Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot List. I was … Continued

Zanzibar’s Island Getaways

Last month, Lylie and Chantel visited a few resorts in Zanzibar and off the coast of magical Tanzania. In this first part of their blog series, Chantel shares about their experience at Mnemba Island (just off the coast of Zanzibar) and Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas (on … Continued