Experience Barbados with Jo

Something that we are really proud of in the Tropic Breeze office is our in-depth knowledge of the destinations that we sell. One of Jo’s favourite islands is Barbados and she recently spent some time there checking in on some of our hotels. Luckily she also managed to squeeze in some time to enjoy some of the local beaches and markets as well as making sure the rum punch was still up to scratch in some of her favourite bars. Here she has put together a few of her top tips for places to visit, eat and enjoy the sunset on your holiday to Barbados.

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Traditional Meets Contemporary at Ansgana Velavaru

Located in the centre of it’s own lagoon in the South Nilhandhe Atoll, Angsana Velavaru is just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male and has an incredible amount to offer. The island boasts some of the most impressive white sand beaches in the Maldives as well as a spectacular house reef with 30 amazing dive spots.

At Tropic Breeze we love that the resort features a real mixture of traditional Maldivian architecture with a modern twist that gives the island a character all of its own. Beachfront Villas, dotted along the palm fringed sands, are bright and colourful with thatched roofs while the InOcean Villas, set over the lagoon, are much more contemporary in style boasting clean lines and glass walls. 

Don’t just dream about it….for further information or to book your holiday to Angsana Velavaru, please call us on 01752 880880, or email info@tropicbreeze.co.uk.

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The Vibrant Colours of OBLU


The Colours of OBLU is a collection of all inclusive Maldivian resorts that reflect the vibrancy of the Indian Ocean. Guests can experience villas that reflect the surrounding natural beauty, lush tropical vegetation, oceans ranging from exquisite turquoise to deep shades of blue, white shorelines and colourful cuisines that showcase the best of the Indian Ocean.

Best for: Couples looking for a romantic retreat…

This adults only resort offers contemporary accommodation and is located just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male Airport. The majority of villas are set over water, some boasting a private pool, and the resort also offers spacious beach pool villas. Speciality dining experiences are a generous addition to the all inclusive plan, and include Only BLU, a stunning underwater restaurant, and Gaadiya-17 Food Truck, which offers a casual option for dinner under the stars. Guests will also love the range of activities on offer, including a complimentary spa treatment for those staying 4 nights or more.


Best for: Discerning travellers, ideal for both couples and families…

OBLU SELECT Sangeli enjoys a convenient location in the north-western Male Atoll and boasts an excellent reef with vibrant coral and marine life. Colourful and contemporary villas are set either on the beach or over the lagoon, and couples will love the seclusion offered by One Banyan Island, which is adults only by day. Complimentary features include a number of spa treatments, excursions, non-motorised watersports and an excellent kids club. Guests can also enjoy a range of exciting dining options, with speciality fine dining available as part of the all inclusive.


Best for: Keen snorkellers and divers…

OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO is best known for it’s incredible house reef and channel diving just metres from the shore. Having undergone a renovation in 2023, the resort boasts a range of over-water and beach villas, including two bedroom options ideal for families. Guests can enjoy enhanced dining options, with a choice of three restaurants, along with an excellent selection of complimentary activities. A PADI Dive centre is also on hand to assist guests in exploring the many nearby dive sites.


Best for: Families and couples looking for a fun and laid-back island…

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is just 15 minutes from Male and is the ideal resort for families and couples looking for a straightforward, all inclusive escape. Rooms and villas are homely yet contemporary, and families will love the two bedroom units that come complete with bunk beds. Guests will enjoy the lively atmosphere of the resort’s main restaurant and bar, as well as the selection of shops and cafes along La Promenade, where items such as delicious pastries and wines can be purchased.

Don’t just dream about it… For further information about Colours of OBLU or a holiday to The Maldives, please call us on 01752 880 880 or email info@tropicbreeze.co.uk.

Tropic Breeze offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTOT 5500. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.

Retreat to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is an intimate resort located on its own tiny island in the North Male Atoll, Maldives. This picture-perfect tropical island, complete with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, offers luxurious accommodation and the perfect setting for a tranquil, relaxing escape.

Don’t just dream about it….for further information or to book your holiday to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, please call us on 01752 880 880, or email info@tropicbreeze.co.uk.

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Jo Visits Anguilla

Anguilla is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, from long stretches of white sand to picture perfect crescent bays and secluded coves. The island is also a fantastic choice for those looking for a gastronomic getaway, with exceptional cuisine served across the island in tiny beach bars as well as exclusive restaurants.  It has been a while since any of the Tropic Breeze team have visited Anguilla, so in November 2023 Jo went out to re-discover this unique Caribbean destination.

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Recommended House Reefs

Are you looking to experience some of the most vibrant marine life the Maldives has to offer? Our travel specialists have snorkelled and dived extensively in the Maldives so that we can offer our clients honest recommendations based on our personal experience. With so many resorts in the Maldives to choose from, here is a small selection of resorts we feel stand out because of their excellent house reef.

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Kate and Jessie go Island Hopping

Travel Specialists Jessie and Kate have recently been on an island hopping trip that took them to Barbados and The Grenadines. It is easy to combine these two contrasting Caribbean destinations, allowing visitors to experience both the lively atmosphere of Barbados and the slow pace of life in the Grenadines. Once in The Grenadines, those wanting to experience more than one island can make use of an excellent local ferry service to explore further. We’ll hand you over to Kate to share the highlights of their trip and the hotels they visited…

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