Rixos The Palm, Dubai

While we enjoyed our time in Atlantis, we needed a vacation from vacation before going back home, and Rixos The Palm fit the bill. It’s probably the most ‘affordable’ of all hotels in Palm Jumeirah, too.

rixos the palm lobby

Arriving at Rixos was like stepping in an airport. But seriously, we’re digging the industrial interiors.

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis has been the crown jewel of The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai ever since it was opened in 2008. Inevitably, it joins the likes of Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab as Dubai’s landmarks.

Covering 46 hectares including a water park and other marine attractions, there’s no way a day tour could suffice, so we made sure to book a stay even for just a night.

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Guests are welcomed by the massive Chihuly Sculpture which contains over 3,000 individual pieces of hand-blown glass.

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Instagram-Worthy Swimming Pools You Should Check Out

With the rising temperature, I’m sure everyone’s itching for a summer getaway. And if you’re like me who loves lounging by the pool, then here’s my personal list of Instagram-worthy swimming pools you should check out.

Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa

You’ve probably seen it on TV a lot lately, and I totally get why it’s often featured.

This infinity pool within Loreland Resort boasts of sweeping views of Laguna de Bay and Metro Manila

Bring your girl friends or your partner and avail of their spa services for the ultimate R&R.

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Review: Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest Kuta

Swiss-Belhotel Rainforest Kuta is located along Bali’s Sunset Road. It has a very unassuming facade, and looks small from the outside. But I was pleasantly surprised when I entered the lobby as it has a very tropical vibe – a very stark contrast to its commercial-looking exteriors. They didn’t name it ‘Rainforest’ for nothing.

Love that palm leaf-like ceiling fan!
This is how the lobby looks from Oak Restaurant

What to do when the Dream Getaway Becomes the Holiday from Hell

When details of holiday disasters hit the news, such as illness sweeping through a resort or cruise ships running aground, it’s easy to sit at home and believe that these things would never happen to us.
The truth of the matter is that no matter how much care you take, or amount of money that you have paid for your holiday has no real bearing on whether or not you can escape disaster.
Who’s to blame?
Some people who have been injured or fallen ill on holiday tend to feel as though insult has been added to injury. After all, this is supposed to be a time for relaxation and fun. Often this is the only time of the year when the worries and stresses of everyday life are put on hold. When bad things happen on holiday, it can definitely feel unfair. It is not surprising then, that many people who have had a bad holiday look to blame someone and seek to get some monetary compensation for their suffering.
If the injury or illness could have been prevented, and the tour operator or hotel has been careless, then it is possible to claim compensation on a no win no fee basis.

Taking advice

Even if your injury was the result of some kind of extreme sport, if the equipment used or training given was below the expected standard and this is linked to your injury, it is likely that a claim for compensation can be made. The best thing to do in such circumstances is to speak to an expert in holiday compensation. Many personal injury lawyers who deal with claims in the UK on a day to day basis have the specialist knowledge required in order to successfully pursue a claim outside the UK, though you should ensure that you go for one that specialises in holiday accidents and injuries in particular for the best results.
Of course, not every mishap that occurs on holiday can be blamed on someone else. Sometimes it is just bad luck. Knowing the difference between bad luck and a claim for compensation is not as easy as it may first appear. So in order to check whether or not you may be able to claim something back after your holiday hell, speak to a specialist and get advice.
For the right advice and helpful information, go to www.on-holiday-claims.co.uk. They will be able to take into account all the facts and advise you as to your rights. In addition to being able to ascertain whether or not you may have a claim, they work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you do not need to risk your own money on large legal bills when seeking recompense for your holiday disaster.

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