Thanda Island

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

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Family holidays in the magical Maldives

A family holiday in the Maldives: It might be the smallest country in Asia and the lowest country in the world, but the Maldives certainly makes up for this with its white sandy beaches, warm waters and even warmer smiles from the locals. It’s a remote … Continued

Giltedge Ocean Islands I Newsletter I July 2018

This month’s  Giltedge Ocean Islands newsletter is another exciting round up of news from the Indian Ocean islands! While we love the Seychelles and Maldives, this month we want to focus on another Indian Ocean destination. Madagascar is a unique island destination with luxurious resorts, endemic wildlife and geographic wonders! You … Continued

Constance Tsarabanjina: A spotlight on Madagascar

Madagascar is home to gorgeous resorts. Constance Tsarabanjina, located on a tiny island in the north-west of Madagascar,  is one of them. Tsarabanjina was completely uninhabited before 1990.  The island was then only known as the location of the tombs of their Sakalava kings (the tombs … Continued

The 8 Best Lodges & Resorts in Madagascar

Called “the land in the forgotten sea”, Madagascar is a land of adventure and perfect for active travellers. This relatively unexplored island is home to amazing accommodation, and we’ve picked the 8 best resorts in Madagascar. Experience an island with a unique culture, endemic plants and … Continued

Unique Dining Experiences in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean islands have not been shy about its gastronomy – these seven unique dining experiences are sure to blow your mind. We’ve compiled a list of quirky and fun alternatives to dining out in the Indian Ocean like the Seychelles, Maldives, and Madagascar. Solo … Continued

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Giltedge Ocean Islands I Newsletter I April 2018

This month’s newsletter is another exciting round up of news from the Indian Ocean islands! If you have any queries about any destinations or would like to book a trip, please just send us an email. In search of that island experience… View this email … Continued

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5 Top Island Destinations for Celebration Travel

Are you planning a trip with your friends, celebrating a special birthday or a girls’ weekend away? You hate big resorts and busy hotels… but love peace and quiet, absorbing the ocean’s waves and salty air. Then we’ve picked the best islands that cater for … Continued

Yacht Holidays

Luxury Yacht Holidays in the Maldives and Seychelles

Spending time on a yacht is pure freedom. The ocean is yours – and you can explore islands at whim and follow your heart. Yacht holidays are a unique experience. We’ve picked our three favourite yachting adventures in the Maldives and Seychelles. Yacht Holidays with … Continued