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Sri Lanka car and driver adventure, from £1149pp

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What’s included?

  • Seven nights in Sri Lanka: one night at 4.5* Jetwing Sea | one night at 5* Earl’s Regency | two nights at 4* Habarana Village by Cinnamon | return to Jetwing Sea for three nights
  • Stay in Deluxe, Luxury and Superior Rooms
  • Selected meals
  • Return flights from the UK with Emirates
  • Transfers

This exciting itinerary will allow you to really immerse yourself in the culture of this little island nation. You’ll have a personal driver guide for four days who will take you to three of Sri Lanka’s finest regions, including Kandy – home to the famous Buddhist Temple of the Tooth; the spectacular Lake Habarana; and ending with a chilled stay on golden Negombo Beach. Sri Lanka was made for exploring, so if you’ve always longed to visit, let us take you there this autumn. You could save up to £528 per couple.

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After a relaxing overnight stay at beachfront hotel, Jetwing Sea, your adventure begins. You’ll be picked up in a private car by your expert driver guide who will take you to the culturally-rich jetwing-sea-hotelKandy. Here, you’ll stay for a night at Earl’s Regency, a peaceful retreat built into a rock face and overlooking the Mahaweli River. There’s a fantastic spa with flower bath tub therapies, and the historical temples and ancient architecture of Kandy is only a tuk-tuk ride away. Your Luxury Room has a private balcony with views out over the mountains.

Dig into a delicious buffet breakfast before you head off to the , where you’ll stay for two nights. At this lake-edge resort, you can go kayaking birdwatching and trekking. It’s a beautiful spot to take in the lush landscapes and wild beauty of central Sri Lanka. Your half board stay includes breakfast and dinner at El Hena, which has live cooking stations and a menu of local Sri Lankan and western cuisine. If you want a really special experience one night, indulge in an intimate private dinner in one of the enchanting treehouses at extra cost. Your Superior Room has a warm and cosy feel, with authentic Sri Lankan décor.

sri-lankaYou’ll spend the last three nights of your trip on the quieter end of Negombo Beach, returning to the stylish Jetwing Sea. Unwind at the rooftop spa; sip cocktails by the pool; and watch the sunset on one of the country’s most popular beaches. Breakfast is served at Café C, which overlooks the ocean, and you’ll stay in a super-chic Deluxe Room.

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This offer is incredible value for a personal driver and beach stay in Sri Lanka, and you only have a few days to book, so call me today.


7 nights

Emirates

24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Sep & 4, 5, 6, 13 Oct 2018

24, 25, 29 Sep & 4, 5, 6, 13 Oct 2018

24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Sep & 4, 5, 6, 13 Oct 2018

16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Sep & 4, 5, 6, 13 Oct 2018

24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Sep & 4, 5 Oct 2018

16, 17, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 Sep & 4, 5, 6 Oct 2018
LIMITED AVAILABILITY – BOOK BY Friday 31st August

Call now to book! 01622 909444

or Free on 0800 983 0075


5* all-inclusive Mauritius, from £1299pp

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What’s included?

  • Seven nights at 5* Long Beach in Mauritius
  • All-inclusive
  • Stay in a Junior Suite Pool Access Room
  • Return flights from the UK with Emirates
  • Transfers

This September, let us take you to a five-star retreat in Mauritius where you can totally switch off. Paddle in the pure waters edging Belle Mare beach, spend a quiet day chilling by one of the three pools or explore local villages on a morning bike ride. We can tailor-make this offer just for you, so if you want to stay longer on this paradise isle or upgrade to a room overlooking the sea, talk to us today.

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The mind-blowing Indian Ocean views are just one of the reasons why cool and quirky Long Beach is a firm favourite. The laid-back feel of the resort means whatever you’re after, whether it’s a relaxed stay or an active escape, Long Beach can deliver. At the Cinq Mondes Spa, try an invigorating treatment like the black soap purifying scrub or an anti-ageing facial. For something more energetic, have a go at watersports such as diving or kayaking, or tee-off at the Ile aux Cerfs Golf Course.

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The team at Long Beach are so friendly and attentive and there are even beach butlers here to wait on you while you catch some rays by the shore. If a holiday for you is all about great food experiences, dining at this all-inclusive resort is a real highlight. You can learn how to make Mauritian dishes with a hands-on cooking class and taste delicious round-the-world flavours, from Italian and Japanese to local Mauritian seafood, at the resort’s five restaurants – four are centred around the lively piazza and one’s right on the beach.

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Bursting with light, your bungalow style Junior Suite Pool Access Room is styled with fresh and neutral tones. Turn up your favourite tune on the iPod dock, find a cosy spot on your private terrace, which leads out to the pool and piazza, and drink in the serene garden views.

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This is a world-class all-inclusive luxury escape and we’re offering it to you at an irresistible price. This offer is rare as we have holiday dates available until June 2019, so if September doesn’t work for you, we can plan your stay for a time that does*.

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Restaurants & bars

The diverse dining at Long Beach is a real highlight and a true dine-around experience, with four restaurants around the lively piazza and one on the beach. Le Marché is the main restaurant with seven live cooking stations and various seating spots. At breakfast, grab one of the outside tables to start the day in the sunshine.

Sapori creates flavourful and contemporary Italian dishes to be enjoyed in a welcoming environment, while the relaxed Chopsticks serves traditional Chinese cuisine. If you’re spending your days lounging by the pool, the poolside Tides is the perfect spot for lunch. It’s a Mauritian restaurant with delicious fresh seafood dishes and creative desserts that’s also open for dinner. Hasu is the only restaurant that’s not included in the Full Board or All Inclusive packages, but it’s certainly worth a visit and you do get some credit towards your meal. Enjoy Japanese cuisine in an authentic setting, with a sushi bar and central Yakitori counter.

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For drinks, soak up the lively atmosphere of the Shores Bar or sample tropical daiquiris by the pool at Tides Bar. There’s even a beach cart that offers snacks and refreshments.

Children’s club

The Angels by Sun Kids’ Club, with its 113m2 playroom, is located in the Sports Centre and runs exciting and imaginative daily fun programmes, 12 hours a day for 2-11 year olds. Babysitter services are available at extra charge and compulsory for kids under 2 years old and who are not potty trained. It has its own 33m2 pool and kids can enjoy tennis, windsurfing and swimming clinics as well as environmental excursions and visit places of interest. Dinner time provides a special event every evening for kids, with a selection of menus, buffets and barbecues under the supervision of specially trained hostess. Waves Teens’ Club is for 12-17 year olds with a range of day and evening activities, cyber café, pool tables and table tennis.

Diving

Scuba diving and PADI open water course are available.

Golf

You will have use of the Ile Aux Cerfs and Four Seasons Anahita golf courses; green fees payable at both courses and other fees may apply. Complimentary green fees for guests staying in a Long Beach Executive suite and those on the all-inclusive meal plan. Transfers are included.

Stay longer & upgrades

  • Stay for 10 nights, from an extra £375pp
  • Upgrade to a Junior Suite Sea View, which overlooks the Indian Ocean, from an extra £62pp
  • Upgrade to a Junior Suite Beach Access, with a terrace that leads directly on to the garden and beach beyond, from an extra £179pp
  • Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean Front, with butler service on request, from an extra £337pp
  • Add a stay at the  5* JA Ocean View Hotel in Dubai for three nights, with breakfast included, from an extra £311pp
  • Upgrade to private transfers in Mauritius from an extra £17pp

Flight upgrades

  • Upgrade to Business Class seats one-way inbound from an extra £1149pp
  • Upgrade to Business Class seats return from an extra £2395pp

7 nights

Emirates

Junior Suite

All inclusive

4, 11, 12, 18 Sep 2018
Departures on 2-4 Dec available from £1619pp

3, 4, 9-11 Sep 2018
Departures on 2-4 Dec available from £1659pp

4, 11, 12, 18 Sep 2018
Departures on 2-4 Dec available from £1629pp

11, 18 Sep 2018
Departures on 2-4 Dec available from £1679pp
LIMITED AVAILABILITY – BOOK BY TUESDAY 14 AUGUST

Call now to book! 01622 909444

or Free on 0800 983 0075

 


5* Crete beach escape, from £699pp*

 

Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort

What’s included?

  • Five nights at Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort – Classic Collection in Crete
  • Stay in a Classic Bungalow Style Gardenview room
  • Half board
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Private Transfers

This is one of Crete’s biggest and best resorts, and we’ve crafted this extraordinary offer so you can experience a wow-factor stay here from just £699pp*.

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If you’re looking for total escapism, we think you’ll like it here. Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort sits on a private peninsula with the peaceful local fishing village, Agias Pelagias, a 10-minute walk away. You’ll stay in the Classic Collection part of the resort, which has a mythical-inspired amusement park with waterslides, tree houses and a kids’ pool – great if you’re travelling with your little ones. There are also three escape rooms (think Crystal Maze-style team activity rooms), each with a different theme. Choose from ‘The perfect crime’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Circus’ for a fun hour of mystery puzzles and clue-solving.

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Try watersports such as jet skiing and PADI diving lessons, or if you want to chill, the Euphoria Spa has a heated hydrotherapy pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and hammam. When it comes to treatments, the chocolate gourmet wrap is bliss.  There’s also Cladissos, the resort’s striking private beach and there are seven pools to choose from throughout the entire resort.

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Your half board stay includes breakfast and lunch or dinner at the casual buffet-style restaurant, Red Pepper, which serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine and overlooks the private bay. For a supplement, you can tuck into à la carte Asian and Mediterranean fusion dishes at H2O; comforting Greek food at Seasalt & Rosemary Restaurant; tasty barbecue nibbles at Amarando Beach Bar & Restaurant; and for fine Italian dining, seafront venue Safran is incredible – we recommend booking a table here as it’s a favourite with guests.

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Your charming bungalow has a relaxed and cosy feel, with warm tones of red and orange adding a pop of colour to the fresh white décor. You’ll also have a private balcony or patio which overlooks the picturesque gardens.

Restaurants & bars

With a choice between 6 restaurants and 6 bars across the resort, there is plenty of variety at Out of the Blue Capsis Resort. Opt for laid-back buffet meals with beach or sea views at the all-day Red Pepper restaurant, where Classic guests can enjoy breakfast, while those staying in Lifestyle accommodation can dine at a private location. Exclusive guests have their own private venue for breakfast. The H2O Aqua Fusion Restaurant offers something different while in the Mediterranean – Asian fusion cuisine by a pool where you can watch a light and water show each night as you dine. If you’re craving traditional Greek fare in a traditional tavern setting, then Seasalt & Rosemary Restaurant is the perfect place with views over to the nearby fishing village. By the resort’s private beach, you can order dishes with classic summer flavours at Amarando Beach Bar & Restaurant, and by the end of the peninsula is the showstopping Safran Pool Restaurant & Bar, an Italian restaurant with scenic vistas from its cliff-edge location. For a sophisticated evening, head to the Ikaros Lobby Bar. There are two pool bars and a beach bar so you don’t have to be out of the water for long, and theSeasalt & Rosemary Bar evokes the feeling of being in a stylised Greek village. Dazzle Bar is the resort’s disco where you can enjoy nightlife and dancing.

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For Children

Unlike any other resort on Crete, the Classic Collection of Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort has an abundance of family-focused facilities that include pools complete with slides, escape rooms, a watersports centre on the resort’s private beach and even a mythology-inspired amusement park for kids aged 4-12! There’s also a kids’ club and teenagers’ club, a children’s playground, giant outdoor chess and accommodation that features dedicated Family Bungalow Style rooms.out-of-the-blue-childrens-club 

Stay longer or upgrade

  • Add additional nights on half board, from an extra £77pp
  • Upgrade to a Classic Bungalow Style Seaview room, from an extra £206pp
  • Upgrade to full board for five nights, from an extra £241pp

5 nights

EasyJet

Classic Bungalow Style Gardenview

Half board

27 Sep, 5-8, 10 & 11 Oct 2018
Alternative dates 17 Sep – 15 Oct 2018 available at a supplement
Manchester departures. from an extra £62pp
29 Sep, 6 Oct 2018
Alternative dates available at a supplement
3, 8 & 10 Oct 2018
Alternative dates available at a supplement
LIMITED AVAILABILITY – BOOK BY FRIDAY 17 AUGUST

 


Discover the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada,

from £1149pp

 

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Let us whisk you off-the-beaten-track to the intimate and untouched isle of Grenada, where you’ll find sleepy beaches, rich-green spice plantations and rustic rum distilleries.

This is one of my favourite islands in the Caribbean and I have 4 amazing hotels, all set on some of my favourite parts of the island – from the swaying coconut palms and warm aqua-blue waters of Grand Anse Beach, to the pretty capital of St George’s, where a clashing mix of colourful Caribbean buildings and British colonial architecture frames the streets.

 

4* Coyaba Beach Resort

 

This relaxed hotel runs along the length of Grand Anse, one of Grenada’s most beautiful beaches.

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Stay in a Superior Collection Garden/Pool View Room
Seven nights, including breakfast
Selected dates in October 2018
Save up to £405 per couple
Flights based on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick
Includes transfers

From £1149 per person

 

5* Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel

A Relais & Chateaux hotel, combining five-star service with incredible cuisine in a breathtaking setting near St George’s.

calabash-luxury-boutique-hotelStay in a Junior Suite
Seven nights, including breakfast
Selected dates in October 2018
Save up to £300 per couple
Flights based on British Airways from London Gatwick
Includes transfers

From £1999 per person

 

5* Spice Island Beach Resort

Set on the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this boutique retreat is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Your stay includes all meals and added extras such as bike hire and golf membership.

spice-island-beach-resortStay in a Oleander Superior Garden Suite
Seven nights, all inclusive
Selected dates in October 2018
Save up to £1131 per couple
Flights based on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick
Includes transfers

From £2649 per person

 

Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa

This all-inclusive couples-only resort sits on the exclusive Pink Gin Beach, a 25-minute drive from St. George’s. You’ll have 10 restaurants to choose from, with fine dining also included.

sandals-grenada-resort-and-spaStay in a South Seas Hideaway Junior Suite with Balcony Soaking Tub
Seven nights, all inclusive
Selected dates in September 2018
Save up to £2760 per couple
Flights based on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick
Includes transfers

From £1899 per person

Upgrade your flights with British Airways 

  • Upgrade to World Traveller Plus one way from an extra £179pp
  • Upgrade to World Traveller Plus return flights from an extra £449pp

 

Upgrade your flights with Virgin Atlantic 

  • Upgrade to Premium Economy one way from an extra £209pp
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy return flights from an extra £505pp

 

Call now to book! 01622 909444

or Free on 0800 983 0075