It's like a scene from a movie - guests dressed in white bathrobes and slippers, padding silently down a corridor with thousands of shimmering crystals.
Until recently, this was an undertaking best left to kind of people who think nothing of swinging across a ravine with daggers between their teeth.
I didn't think there was anything about travel that I couldn't enjoy. I was wrong.
It's no secret the Taj Mahal is a monument of love of a emperor to his queen - but the story didn't end there.
The newly-opened Sujan Rajmahal Palace in Jaipur is anything but restrained.
A dramatic beauty with a languid soul, Mauritius soon converts visitors to its stately pace.
Sheriden Rhodes and her frequent small flyer, Ella, can spot a good kid's club or family-friendly resort a mile off.