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Destination Indian Ocean

The Fortress, Sri Lanka

Expertly combining Dutch and Portuguese inspiration with traditional Sri Lankan touches and modern design, The Fortress is a world-class hotel and a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World'.

Prices from £999 pp

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Emirates

When an airline starts to think of passengers as guests, everything changes; This is the philosophy at Etihad. Whether it's the 100% private suites offered in First Class or the guaranteed fully-flat beds in long-haul Business Class, the hospitality provided is personalised and unique.

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Design Influence

Charlotte Hudders

So idyllic, with such vibrancy. The white sand beaches and turquoise water side by side look too beautiful to be true. Over water accommodation is commonplace here, with natural materials used so well. Plenty of lush greenery in this part of the world, with plantations in Mauritius and Sri Lanka, plus a haven for watersport lovers right across the Indian Ocean – the colours under water are incredible.

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Culinary Cues

Nigel Haworth

Exciting cooking where great fish is always available (tuna, grouper, kingfish, swordfish). Indian inspired food, Goan-style hot and spicy. Coriander infused curries, meats like goat, fish and shellfish flavored with cinnamon sticks, mixed spice, and curry leaves. Pickled fish in turmeric-infused oil and spices, curried octopus, pumpkin and shellfish soup exotic fruits straight from the trees make great juices and smoothies and cocktails, bananas are caramelised to flambé with rum.

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