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Welcome to Bontaks’ Travels! This website will give you honest reviews of hotels and restaurants that we have experienced on our travels around the world, as well as blogs of our adventures. We also offer assistance with the planning of your trip – from answering questions about places we’ve been to, right through to researching accommodation and creating itineraries. Just go to the ‘contact’ tab in the menu bar and drop us a line.

qualia, Hamilton Island

The Long Pavilion, qualia, Hamilton Island

The Long Pavilion, qualia, Hamilton Island

The dream destination for a Great Barrier Reef holiday is Hamilton Island: a popular locale providing many accommodation options and experiences to suit many budgets. However, qualia is THE premiere resort on Hamilton, and has been on my wishlist since it opened in 2007-2008 (and I am not alone, with famous guests including Oprah Winfrey, Toni Collette, Gordon Ramsay and Donna Karan). The qualia report…

The Ledbury Restaurant, London

The Ledbury Restaurant, Notting Hill, London

The Ledbury Restaurant, Notting Hill, London

In researching the ‘must do’ food experiences of London in preparation for our recent trip, I kept coming across the names ‘Brett Graham’ and ‘The Ledbury’; they were everywhere – the Sydney Morning Herald good food guide, TripAdvisor, the Red Michelin Guide…every guide book I read – so I thought I should check the place out. The Ledbury review…

Fusion Maia Resort, Vietnam

Beautiful light at the Fusion Maia pool

Beautiful light at the Fusion Maia pool

One particular highlight of our trip through Vietnam was our far too brief stay at Fusion Maia Resort, Da Nang. This all inclusive spa resort was the most luxurious holiday indulgence we’ve experienced. Read on to see why we are so eager to return. Fusion Maia post…

Cruising in Asia…

Coming soon, our report on cruising in Asia. We travelled aboard The Jahan on the Mekong River in Cambodia, the Paukan 2007 on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma), the Halong Jasmine in Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam and L’Amant in the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam. This article will share the outstanding features of the ships as well as the lowdown on their flaws. Stay tuned…

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