A child of ex-pat parents, I have lived all over the world with a particular emphasis on Hong Kong, Switzerland and in more recent years France, Australia, Vietnam and South Africa. I adore Europe, South East Asia, Africa and Australia.
Having sailed up the coast of Australia and across the South Pacific for two years, driven through Italy and France where I have a house, explored countries in Africa, wandered through Burma, India and Cambodia, I love the excitement of new experiences and different cultures. With a family living in Switzerland I am happiest with blue skies and fresh snow when not exploring far flung destinations – the more unusual the better! Next on the wish list – to see the Gorillas and the Northern Lights – not together!
What my guests have said
"Jules is absolutely fantastic."
"Jules when you said you knew what we wanted in Scotland you were spot on. Thanks from all of us."
"In our view, Jules is truly one of a kind and our family feels extremely fortunate to have her looking after us year after year as we organize our family vacations. Indeed, we have found the entire Scott Dunn team to be always helpful and willing to go that extra mile to assist us – this is something my family appreciates very much."
"Thanks so much for your email and kind wishes and for your help and to all the team in resort for their efforts. You have all been amazing! What started off as such a good week sadly went down hill (please excuse the pun!) but the whole saga was made so much more bearable thanks to the care and attention lavished on us by all at Scott Dunn. I don't know what we'd have done without you all."
"It has taken me a few days, but I just wanted to say thank you for the week in Val and to you for your help. I have not necessarily noticed in years past that there was a disconnect between London and the resorts, but what I have noticed since you have taken over looking after us is that everything is definitely now connected and I appreciate now how important that is to the overall experience."
"Both Jules Maury and Katie Aston were excellent. They were knowledgeable, helpful, approachable and efficient. They went to a lot of trouble to ensure that our trip was seamless and we were well looked after. And that was very much appreciated."
"Scott Dunn always deliver and Jules in the UK is first class"
"We had a really good time. Certainly plan on going back to Sri Lanka! Jules suggestion of leaving India and going to luxury for Xmas in Sri Lanka was spot on! Thanks."
"Great knowledge, support and recommendations. Thank you.‘Jules has been fantastic and worked tirelessly to organize our vacation…"
"Absolutely thrilled we got this all booked so painlessly. Thank you all so much."
"Thank you so much Jules. You are an absolute godsend to us! :-)"
"Wow!!! You definitely impress me!!!!! Thanks ever so much. Will keep you posted!"
"The weekend break was fantastic and the hotel gorgeous. Thank you again for sorting out our wonderful stay in Barcelona. It really is a pleasure dealing with you."
"Dealing with Jules Maury is an absolute pleasure. Nothing is too much trouble and you're confident in her ability to sort out your every desire."
"As usual Jules and the team came up trumps - great hotels and recommendations to eat."
"Just back from Aus! We followed your recomendation about the seaplane on our last day in Sydney and it was amazing - great advice and truly one of the best vacation moments we have ever had. We had the plane all to ourselves and were dropped off at Jonah's for lunch (Whale beach) where we had the best table in the house! Totally made the vacation, especially as it was our last day and defintiely worth the extra expense."
"We had a fantastic time thanks. Safari was amazing, we saw some great stuff and Londolozi was incredible, they looked after us really well. We got upgraded to club on the London to Joburg flight! As we were just about to board, they tore our boarding cards up and told us we had been upgraded so that was a lovely surprise! I am sure that you will have had a hand in that so a huge thank you. Again, we appreciate your input and efforts on our behalf."
"Jules. A quick note to say thanks to you and Camilla for arranging another unforgettable trip to Africa. Vamizi was all that we had hoped for - 'Mnemba on steroids' as they put it. &Beyond is our favorite camp operator"
"We had a fantastic week at the Anassa. We all loved the hotel - it was all we had hoped it would be. It was a fantastic vacation - my parents loved it too - none of us were ready to come home and I would definitely recommend it/go again! Thanks for organising for us - it was a huge success!"
"Thanks Jules. Just to say everything so far has been spot on, a testament to superb planning and execution. We are all having a great time."
"A quick note just to say many thanks for all of your help, advice and suggestions in putting together our family vacation to Antigua for 2014. Apologies for involving so many of you just to plan a one week vacation to a single destination for us – but it's truly fantastic to be able to avail oneself of specialist advice on diving, family-aspects, the location, etc. And as always, the advice and assistance from Scott Dunn was seamless and much appreciated – and it is always a great comfort to know that we are heading somewhere fantastic where all of our interests and requirements have been taken into account…. as we count down the days until we get to head off on the vacation."
"Maury / Scott Dunn 5 star service! Thank you."
"I think you are brilliant at what you do and always feel very well looked after."
Favourite places I've been
- Make sure you dance your heart away at the Fish Night in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
- Experience the incredible ‘Walk on the Wildside’ adventure at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort in British Columbia.
- Take the Seaplane across aqua seas and as you drop into the Cheval Blanc Maldives - simply forget the real world as you enter theirs.
- The Cow Dust Tour at the Amanbagh in Rajasthan – the perfect end to a perfect day.
- The 360 degree Bar beside the Burj Arab in Dubai – watching the sun set over the water with a perfect Martini.
- Your own bottle of champagne on the Statton Island Ferry watching the dawn light up the Statue of Liberty.
- A helicopter over the Eiger and 8 hours skiing down a pristine glacier in the sunshine.
- Discovering baby leopards that had just been born at Londolozi by dawn’s first light.
My hot picks
Tranquillity, beauty and fascinating surroundings. The valley is magical, the hotel divine. Dinner on the terrace with a sky full of stars overhead and the lights shining through the trees and gardens as you dine on delicate Indian cuisine is wonderful.
The end of the world with a twist - fabulous food, sublime views and a helicopter trip over Kakadu is hard to beat as are the dawn fan tail boat trips skimmingover the lotus flower fields of water, gliding silently through the paperbark forest.
Glorious mountain views, hillsides covered in Douglas Pine and Cedar, delicious food, untold activities and a wonderful spa make this one of the most gloriously visual places to escape to on the planet. The experiences are simply out of this world.