Plan your perfect holiday with Steph Sandford

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Where's the best place you've ever stayed?

It’s almost impossible to choose! I fell in love with The Samaya Beach Hotel in Seminyak, Bali. The service at this hotel is purely impeccable and I almost felt like royalty! That’s the standard you get in Bali; you are totally looked after. The décor was a fine blend of traditional Balinese and contemporary design and I just love that clutter free, fresh, modern look; so I was in heaven. To top it off, the sun lounging area looked directly onto the private beach only steps away; so, I could sunbathe and take a look up after sipping my cocktail and be greeted by the beautiful Indian Ocean while staying sand free

What's your oddest travel moment?

I went to Thailand when I was five months pregnant and someone significant to the Thai people (forgive me, I can’t remember who) was also expecting a baby. The Thai people were very respectful and wanted to make way for pregnant ladies and treat them well; so, it was almost like I was a celebrity. I felt very special and this was my first baby too, so I couldn’t help but relish in all the attention!

Have you had a perfect travel moment?

I went to Cannes for the weekend one January and it was just beautiful. I love cheese and wine and the two are simply the best in Cannes! One night, my boyfriend and I hit the harbour for a stunning steak meal and ended up in a lovely casino with a real classy, up market feel. There we were, sipping cocktails and enjoying the funky band. Next thing I knew, my boyfriend was down on one knee with something sparkly in his hand! The whole place erupted with cheers from the locals and congratulations from the band following my teary ‘yes!’

What are your suitcase essentials?

A good moisturising cream such as cocoa butter is my absolute must. It helps prolong your tan and keep your skin perfectly hydrated and glowing for that bronzed goddess look! It’s so easy to harm your skin in the sun and although I rarely burn, I’ll always use a five star UVA rated SPF25 lotion and moisturise well after every shower.

Where's next on your wishlist?

Although I am totally devoted to the Indian Ocean and South East Asia, I’m really curious about the west coast of the USA and would love to spend a few days first on the East in New York, fly over to LA for some glamour and beach time, hit Vegas for a flutter and finish off in beautiful San Francisco to see the beautiful national parks it has to offer. That would be just perfect.

Steph’s passion for travel is rife and she lives to travel! She’s never been a backpacking kind of girl and prefers to take regular luxury holidays to the finest hotels the world has to offer. Her idea of a perfect holiday is a modern, chic hotel on a private beach but with great access to cosmopolitan nightlife and a tiny dose of exploration and water sports.
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