Tips: The day you leave

On the day that you leave for your holiday:

  • Remove any perishables from the fridge
  • Put out the garbage
  • Un-plug any non-essential appliances
  • Turn off the heater / air conditioning
  • Put the hot water system into holiday mode
  • Set timers (at random) to turn lights on and off
  • Lock the house (including windows) & garage
  • Turn on the alarm


Getting to the airport

If you haven’t organised a transfer to the airport please give us a call and we will do it for you.


In-flight baggage

Ensure you pack only the allowed limits for liquids, aerosols and gases (100mls) packed in a clear plastic bag for your in-flight luggage.  For more detailed information click here.



Take your medication on your flight (not in your checked luggage in case of delays or lost luggage) and ensure you have a spare prescription in case you run short.


What to pack

Less is more: Save some room for shopping!


Don’t forget:

  • Camera including batteries / adaptor / spare film / memory card
  • A spare pair of prescription glasses (or the prescription) – just in case
  • Your international driver’s licence if you are renting a car
  • A copy of your travel documents & passport
  • Useful extra - a Steripen water steriliser for side trips a little bit out of the way


Prepare for when you arrive

Arriving in a new country can sometimes be a little daunting, despite the excitement of it all. To make things easier, especially after a long flight, we offer the following services:

  • Transfers from the airport to your hotel
  • Making a restaurant reservation for you (we know the secret spots to tantalise your tastebuds!)
  • Booking you into a day spa to rejuvenate your senses and alleviate jet-lag


Arriving home

There is nothing worse than facing the taxi queues at the airport after a 24 hour flight home. Contact us to have our driver waiting for you once you get through customs.