Malaysia holidays 2018: Pankor island showcases private beauty | Beach Holidays | Travel

At a ramshackle fish farm floating off the coast of Pangkor Island, west Malaysia, I was attempting to catch my dinner. Made up of crisscrossed wooden beams with well-worn nets attached beneath, the structure bobbed gently with the swell of the sea. In the tropical green water below teamed sea bass, red snappers and some monstrous-looking giant groupers. “They’re as big as you,” laughed the weathered fish farmer as I edged my way back along the slats to shore. On a field-to-table food excursion, the plan was to cook up…

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Everyone should visit the Seychelles islands, says JANE MEMMLER | Beach Holidays | Travel

NC At the resort you have your own private pool and may not even stumble across another guest “Would you like to come to see the turtles hatching on Grand Anse beach?” Not losing a second, I quickly threw a frock over my dripping hair and beat a watery path to the door, just as my taxi – well, electric golf cart – was screaming to a halt outside. My driver, clearly as anxious as I to witness this rare event, pushed the boundaries of battery power careering around the…

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Tenerife holidays 2018: Get away from the doom and gloom of the UK | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY With the current less than ideal UK winter climate, Tenerife is the perfect escape As we slog our way through the January blues, it’s hard to believe that these tantalising temperatures are a mere hop, skip and four-hour flight away. But with fabulous winter offers to be had, you may want to make it your New Year’s resolution to treat yourself to some time in Tenerife. The largest of the Canary Islands has long been a favourite destination for sun-seeking Brits and with good reason. As well as the…

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Vietnam holidays 2018: Visit Halong Bay and Hanoi for a unique experience | Beach Holidays | Travel

The dawn light shining on to the emerald- green water of Halong Bay, illuminates the towering limestone rocks dotted around and takes my breath away. Which is not particularly helpful when you’re trying to copy the flowing, stretching movements of a t’ai chi master during a 6am class on the sundeck of our boat. A 30-minute routine was the perfect way to start the day, before exploring some of the islands and caves of the bay in Vietnam, named one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World in…

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Greece holidays 2018: Let the Peloponnese capture your heart | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY The Greek Peloponnese isn’t on everyone’s list but has a real pull Until recently, it wasn’t on my radar either. In fact, it wasn’t until a friend’s family trekked the Peloponnese, and fell so in love with the region that they moved there, that I began planning a trip of my own. Luckily, it’s easy enough to reach, with direct flights from London Gatwick to Kalamata airport (only an hour’s drive from the Peloponnese). But as I’m a fan of a road trip, I travelled with a friend into…

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Saint Lucia hotels: Where to stay, what to do during Rum and Food Festival | Beach Holidays | Travel

FOOD AND RUM Saint Lucia is hailed as one of the most beautiful Caribbean Islands The mountainous Island is covered in a blanket of thick, lush rainforest and the volcanic cones of the Pitons provide one of the most breathtaking sights in the whole of the Caribbean. So it really is no wonder that, despite Hurricane Irma tearing through the Caribbean last year, St Lucia is still one of the most popular holiday resorts amongst Britons. Known for its romantic red sunsets and luxurious white sand beaches, the Island boasts…

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