Rachel Bucksey

Personal Travel Designer

Ever since Rachel was a little girl, she always knew she wanted to work in travel. Regular visits to family in tropical Florida gave Rachel a glimpse of the world and she yearned to be part of British Airways cabin crew, a dream she fulfilled in her younger years.

Since then, Rachel realised her skill lay in connecting the right destination to the right client, working her way up several top-sector tour operators. Now at Bailey Robinson, Rachel’s areas of expertise lies in the Americas and exotic Indian Ocean islands: the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles.


The Maldives certainly holds a piece of my heart. I remember the feeling of instant relaxation from the moment I boarded my seaplane to begin my journey to my luxurious Maldivian abode. From incredible fine dining experiences to the most magical marine life the world has to offer it really did take my breath away. A typical day in paradise for me would be waking up to the sound of the calm ocean and heading straight into the turquoise seas for a morning swim before heading down to a delightful breakfast. The rest of the day would be spent meandering around the sandy tracks of the island before a spot of snorkelling or swimming with the turtles! When evening comes, a candlelit dinner on the beach just for two is a perfect end with the stars in what feels like touching distance.

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