Starstruck in La Palma | Beach Holidays | Travel

PERFECT POSITION: The well-appointed La Palma & Teneguía Princess Hotel in La Palma (Image: NC) It’s just one of the delightful surprises of this diamond-shaped island, the most northwesterly of the Canary archipelago. Stretching 10 miles wide and 18 miles long, La Palma is littered with volcanoes, lush banana plantations and clusters of ochre, cerulean and custard-hued houses, giving it a relaxed, Caribbean vibe. Last year, easyJet launched direct flights to the island twice a week, offering a budget alternative to charter flights and package tours. Unlike its larger and…

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Sandals holidays: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa review – rooms, food, pool, price | Beach Holidays | Travel

Think of the Caribbean, and what comes to mind? Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and a hotbed of food, music and culture. One other word closely associated with the Caribbean is Sandals, one of the most popular luxury all-inclusive options for Britons wanting a slice of paradise. While all of Sandals resorts are special, there is something particularly beautiful about the Grenada outpost. The staff are incredibly proud of the resort, and so they should be – lush, verdant grounds, a tantalisingly large pool (with swim up bar, of course)…

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Maldives hotel Coco Bodu Hithi develops pool float menu | Beach Holidays | Travel

As mercury levels soar and summer gets well and truly underway, leading Maldives luxury resort, Coco Bodu Hithi has teamed up with Sunnylife to create the ultimate summertime experience with the world’s first pool floats menu. The pool floats menu includes a mix of stylish and playful summer inflatables from the Australian summer lifestyle brand, from fruity favourites such as cherry and pineapple rings to big birds ranging from toucans to peacocks and even unicorns and lie on lobsters. Guests will be able to choose from this eclectic selection of…

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Grenada holidays: Best things to do on the island – restaurants, rum tasting, beaches | Beach Holidays | Travel

Chocolate tasting Diamond Chocolate (www.jouvaychocolate.com) is open to visitors for free tours that include a tasting. The farmer-owned factory occupies a former rum distillery built by French monks in the eighteenth century. Make sure to stock up in the gift shop at the end of the tour, as not only does the bright packaging mean these make excellent gifts, but it is some of the most delicious chocolate you will ever taste, so you will want plenty in your pantry once you return home. Lunch on an Estate Belmont Estate…

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True Blue Bay Boutique Resort review: Grenada hotel that is a true island gem | Beach Holidays | Travel

For those wanting something different from the all-inclusive resorts for which the Caribbean is well-known, True Blue is the perfect choice. A family run hotel with a strong emphasis on sustainability, True Blue is the kind of gem you want to keep secret – but places like this don’t stay secret for long. Amenities include two pools, a yoga studio, an onsite shop and a dive centre. Don’t miss the Blue Haven spa, which offers an All About Chocolate package, EC$350. The package includes three chocolate based treatments, and you…

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Travel review: Diversity reigns in Corsica | Beach Holidays | Travel

The houses at Bonifacio in Corsica are built on a cliff (Image: GETTY) Whether it’s sprawling, Tuscan-style countryside, peppered with tall cypress trees, or a cuisine that embraces ripe French cheeses and hearty charcuterie, this island will constantly delight and surprise you. At times you might think you were in Switzerland, with its vertiginous mountain passes, or even England with its Constable-painting fields full of hay bales. However, if you’re looking for a destination where you can relax on a beach, go for a hike and enjoy a dose of…

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