With its clear tropical waters, it is easy to see why the enthusiasts love sailing in the Caribbean! However, you don’t have to have a good pair of sea legs to be able to enjoy maritime events and culture – there are some great regatta events coming up across the Caribbean that offer something for everyone, and you don’t even need to step a foot off-shore!
With many of us waking up to a sprinkling of snow on the ground and temperatures a little more on the chilly side than we would like, it is hard not to dream of beach holidays – laying on a tropical sun-drenched beach!
Continuing with our ‘Best Holidays for…’ round-ups, we have put together a little overview of what we think are the best resorts for beach holidays – for those that love nothing more than spending their holidays lounging on a glorious sandy beach and dipping their toes in beautiful crystal clear waters! Of course, it goes without saying that many of resorts in the Caribbean and Maldives offer this opportunity, but here is our pick of the best!
Are you thinking about your next holiday? If you want to experience something different, without compromising on the beauty of the location, the luxury of the resort or the opportunities for rest and relaxation as well as some adventure, we have two completely different holidays that will appeal to those seeking inspiration for their adventure holidays!
The Caribbean is well known for its varied, vibrant and delicious cuisine – throughout the many islands you can taste a whole range of fantastic – and unique – foods and flavours… but where can you find the best lobster in the Caribbean?!
Given the location, seafood is obviously extremely popular and widely available, and we thought we would give you a tip on where you could find what we think is possibly the best lobster in the Caribbean!
Maca Bana resort in Grenada is a small hotel located next to the beautiful mile-long Magazine Beach on the south of the island. Their beachside restaurant ‘Aquarium’, as well as serving a fabulous fusion of Caribbean and international cuisine, hold a Sunday Lobster BBQ, receiving consistent rave reviews! So if your mouth is already watering at the thought, have a look at our package below and skip on over to our hotel information to find out more about this superb resort!
Chantelle tells us about her visit to Jamaica in her fantastic Jamaica trip diary…
After a 9 hour flight with British Airways we touched down at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport, the sun was setting and the temperature a wonderful 30 degrees. We continued through customs and immigrations – I highly recommend the fast track service which costs just $30 and includes a meet and greet service off the place – to the arrival hall which was very modern and looked newly refurbished. After a short wait we were met by our friendly driver Ernest who took us to Strawberry Hill, one of the fantastic Island Outpost collection of properties founded by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, perched 3,000ft above sea level and a 45 minute drive through the Mountain View Neighbourhood.
If you want to find out more about the ‘real’ Jamaica, you can read the rest of Chantelle’s Jamaica trip diary here!
Want a true Caribbean experience on a Jamaica trip?
If the thought of sun, jerk chicken, reggae music, beautiful settings such as the Blue Mountains, beaches and friendly faces sounds like your perfect tropical getaway, give our friendly Caribbean experts a call on 01752 880880 and we would love to organise your dream holiday to Jamaica!
Whether you are an expert looking for a challenge, or simply enjoy a relaxed game in the sunshine, playing tennis in the Caribbean offers a great opportunity for combining your holiday with your favourite sport! Warm climates and excellent facilities make the Caribbean one of the best (and most enjoyable!) places to play tennis.
We round up our recommendations for playing tennis in the Caribbean.
Get the best of both worlds with a twin centre holiday in the Caribbean
A client called today with a long list of requirements for their Caribbean holiday – beach, nature, great food, character, good service…the list went on so we had a bit of a brainstorm in the office – what do you when someone wants something that one hotel can’t offer? The answer: book two!! Continue reading “Twin Centre Caribbean Holiday”
Guana Island: A Private Island Holiday
850 acre Guana Island is one of the largest of the British Virgin Islands
and one of the most private hideaways in the Caribbean. The 32 guest resort
is built on the foundations of an 18th century Quaker estate comprising
stone cottages with fantastic views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean. White
Bay Beach is an easy walk or ride away. Enjoy three meals a day plus wines
at lunch and dinner, afternoon teas, coffee and snacks. The talented West
Indian chefs provide excellent American, Continental and Caribbean cuisine
and all meals are served on an open covered dining terrace with spectacular
views of the other islands. You can even request your own ‘castaway picnic’
and beach barbecues. Lively Caribbean music is a weekly event made
especially memorable when there’s is a full moon and crab racing!
Book your very own Private Island holiday at Guana Island through TROPIC BREEZE (01752 880880) www.tropicbreeze.co.uk for £15,500 per night in June. Accommodates 32
guests (more on request) price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner with
wines, snacks at the Club or Beach plus use of Hobie Wave, kayaks, pedal
boats, tennis, snorkel equipment, other beach and fishing equipment. Spa
services, diving, water skiing, guided hikes, kite boarding, boat charters
and fishing trips available at an extra charge. Transfers included, flights
from can be arranged.
A honeymoon for the whole family…
Last year 38 per cent of cohabiting couples were parents, exactly the same ratio as married couples with children.
We recommend Island Hideaway Spa Resort & Marina a privately-owned island of
Dhonakulhi, North Maldives, Indian Ocean. The marina is the first of its
kind in the Maldives. The Island is a haven of peace, tranquility and
For the couple…Honeymooners receive complementary fruit basket, a decorated buggy
service upon arrival with “Just Married” sign, bottle of Champagne, baby
wedding cake and a plate of nibbles, sunset cocktail on the terrace of the
villa once during the stay, a picnic lunch experience, a candle lit dinner
once during stay, a 50 minute massage each for the couple and a special souvenir.
For the children…Kids 4 years and older can enjoy the “Hideaway Junior Program” – It’s aim, as well as entertaining the children, is to educate them on the importance of preserving the environment – leaning about coral formations with it’s Young Marine Biologist group (min age 8). The Young Environmentalists walk around the island and a learn about the various trees (min. age 4), whilst the budding chefs can gain a Young Chef’s Certificate (min. age 5), where the children (after a health and hygiene briefing) bake chocolate cake, prepare sushi and serve the food to their parents at dinner!
Guests of Island Hideaway receive complementary non motorised water sports
such as snorkeling wind surfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, hobie cat
sailing etc, use of sport complex with tennis court, table tennis, billiard
and pool games, state of art Gymnasium, swimming pool, Kids Club,
complementary toiletries, weekly Cocktail party, dedicated business class
lounge at Male international airport on arrival, welcome drinks and Island
Hideaway cocktail specials, complementary in villa bottled drinking water,
collection of books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s and cyber cafe at Hideaway
library, Internet Access in Villas.
TROPIC BREEZE (01752 880880 www.tropicbreeze.co.uk ) is offering 7 nights at
the Island Hideaway Spa Resort, Maldives for the honeymoon couple and 2
children from £6,299 includes B&B accommodation in a Funa Pavilion, direct British Airways flights from London Gatwick to Male and seaplane transfers to the
island. Offer includes 2 free nights saving £790!
I have to say I love Facebook, it is my guilty pleasure and although I have to use it for work (I do…promise!), I also love to use it for seeing my friends children grow up and connect with friends I left behind in London.
Recently I asked the question of my friends, “What does luxury travel mean to you?” and the responses were brilliant and came from far and wide and from people I haven’t actually seen for over 10 years! The power of social media.
Here are some of the comments my friends made, do you agree?
“A very comfortable mattress and pillows. Very high quality bed linen. Gorgeous bathroom, with luxury branded toiletries (Cowshed, Aveda etc). A faultless standard of cleanliness EVERYWHERE…. Staff that have been well trained, are always helpful and friendly but not intrusive and requests are never too much of effort. Carpets and decor are always maintained… Beautiful smells and fresh flowers…. Attention to detail. Hotel in Norfolk comes around to your room at about 10pm with hot chocolate, homebaked cookies + sloe gin all complementary!! That makes you feel spoilt.” by H Cohen
“A really comfortable bed and top quality linen plus being waited on quietly but efficiently!! And really good food to choose garden fresh veg and really good local meat.” by A Rednell