About Tropical Tastes

Tropical Tastes – we are a Travel Portal and our mission is to research the best holiday destinations giving fellow travellers the opportunity to experience paradise for themselves.

Our interest in Tropical foods and Spices have resulted in many overseas trips to explore and experience different cuisines. Our mantra of Cuisine, Culture, Climate and Calendar drives all of our adventures and we want to share those pleasures with you and all your friends.

Our ‘Tropical Team’ have experienced many of the destinations on offer through our portal and we seek to provide you with well researched information on all the locations we feature.

While we endeavour to ensure that all content on our site is safe, reliable and up-to-date, we advise all travellers to perform their own ‘due diligence’ in preparing for their travel adventure and take especial care in researching any allergenic information before trying any recipes or products either on our site or through any purchaes they may make.

Tropical Tastes Ltd.

Incorporated in England and Wales as Company Number 6563831

Registered address is:Tropical

Meet the BOSS!

Welcome to Tropical Tastes

Greetings Fellow Travellers – let me introduce myself, my name is Paloma Pineapple and I’m a Travel Guru and general Bon Viveur. I am especially fond of exotic foods eaten in paradise locations and I’d love to show you some fab destinations where you can enjoy the same experiences –  take a look around and just book it!!

Meantime, more about my favourite subject – me – I’m a bit of an avatar really but I hope you’d like to get to know me better.

Name: Ms Paloma Pineapple.

Age: A pineapple never tells anyone her age – she is of a ‘certain age’

Personality Traits:  well-groomed, well-scented, well travelled, well-read, well everything really.

Lives: Time split between several locations  – Caribbean, Brazil, Australian Gold Coast, South of France  – bit of a ‘woman in a suitcase’ researching great places to stay and eat! ‘Down time’ spent in southern Spain and Canary Islands.

Favourite Country: – favourite area Far East/India – favourite city – probably Singapore.

Favourite Spices:   –  Allspice, Cumin, Star Anise

Favourite Food: Most spiced foods but, if forced, probably Thai – it is spiced but generally subtle.

Favourite Cocktail:  –  Tia Maria Kiss – sometimes called Angel’s Kiss

Favorite Book: Full Circle – Michael Palin

Desert Island 5 discs:

  • Living Doll (that’s me)- Cliff Richard
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Pina Coladas – Jimmy Buffett
  • We have all the time in the world – Louis Armstrong  
  • Love Shack – B52’s
  • Any Gregorian chant music for meditation


  • Dancing – zumba
  • Skiing
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind Surfing
  • Cooking – – and eating of course
  • Hang Gliding
  • Yoga & meditation
  • People Watching – cocktail in hand, from behind the mysterious glasses

Favourite Film:

  • Castaway
  • Any Bridget Jones
  • Any Indiana Jones
  • Casablanca
  • Roman Holiday
  • Brief Encounter

Who is your hero?   –  007 — mystery (never quite know who he is), glamour (shaken not stirred).

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?  – Pineapples are most at home on Tropical Islands like Mauritius or Bora Bora but also very comfortable in the glamorous locations of the Almalfi Coast, Italy and French Rivera.

What is your favorite family vacation? Me and my ‘fruity’ relatives like nothing more than dancing to steel drum bands on the beach in Barbados – or driving Route 66 across America – we like adventure (but not the sort involving Bear Grylls style living) adventure with comfort is the only way.

Favourite Song?

  • Hotel California

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? A relaxing retreat with lots of spa activities, massage, yoga and meditation – preferably in a luxury resort on a Tropical Island.

What would you sing at Karaoke night?   — Like a Bat out of hell  – appeals to my ‘dangerous’ side . It surprises people as well as they would not expect a pineapple to be a bit of a head banger!  Plus any 007 theme tune especially if I could sing like Adele!!!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Thai Green Chicken Curry

Best Friend: – Too many to mention really, however, my stylist John-Paul knows so much about me I need to keep him close!