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Sonia Bungaroo

London Office

My love affair with travel began at a very early age, with my mother hailing from Spain and father's Mauritian roots, ensuring that we had frequent access to some of the most beautiful places in the world (under the pretense of "visiting family"...), and cementing my nomadic nature.

Throughout my childhood I spent my summers traveling all around Europe, and my winters in Mauritius, where I first fell in love with scuba diving, and inspiring yet another reason for travel - with my scuba diving and free diving addiction taking me to Egypt, Tonga, Australia, Antigua and Fiji amongst other places. My love of exploring other cultures and changing perspectives, led me to study English and American Studies at University, allowing me a year abroad living in Long Beach California, which allowed me to travel extensively around the United States before having to return home to the reality of final year. But graduating did not contain me, and I moved to Tonga in the summer of recieving my BA hons, to spend a season swimming with humpback whales off the Island of Vava'u. I have no favorite place because everything that is different, is magical in its own right, and my natural curiosty forces me to search for unique, exiciting experiences to enjoy in places I may not be able to see again. Working in travel has only stoked the passion I have for adventure, and I am incredibly privileged to be in a position where my profession reflects my life values and enthusiam.

Latin America is a real privilege to work with, and a place I absolutely love to send all types of guests, from incredible family adventure vacations, to the most romantic honeymoons in some of the most stunning settings in the world. From swimming alongside giant whale sharks in Mexico, to racing penguins through the waters of the Galapagos or sampling the fine dining restaurants of Lima, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, Latin America really does have something for everyone.

Sonia's blogs

Costa Rica - The Ultimate Family Vacation

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Travel nuggets

  • Learn how to French plait for any beach vacation - keeps your hair in check when diving or swimming, out your face for sunbathing, and fantastic for the evening when the humidity is misbehaving!

  • Try one thing on each vacation that will force you out of your comfort zone. For some that might be trying sea urchin, for others it might be a surfing lesson - make sure you can take a memory back from your vacation, whether it makes you laugh or cry!

  • Have a look at the traditional greeting in the country you're traveling to - it makes a difference to be able to greet a guide or local with their own phrases, and makes your experience in the country a little more personal.

My hot picks

Playa Cativo Lodge, Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

One of my favorite places in the world, this lodge is the most incredible hidden gems in the Osa Penisula - all dark wood, antique furniture and open to nature, it's got the most incredible Tarzan-Disney vibe, and some of the best wildlife in the area.

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