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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North Cyprus: Island life’s med to measure | Beach Holidays | Travel

There have always been great deals in North Cyprus – it’s never been linked to the euro, which has pushed costs up elsewhere, instead embracing the Turkish lira. Things are now better than they’ve ever been with the currency at an all-time low, £1 getting you six lira. This is an island nation that retains the charm of the past while quietly gearing up for the future. New hotels are opening, giving a wealth of choice, from grand beach resorts to boutique retreats, alongside simpler options. Whatever you fancy, it’s…

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Crete’s mysterious land | Beach Holidays | Travel

Squinting in the bright sun, I can just make out our destination in the distance: Spinalonga, just off the coast of Crete, and 10 minutes away from the port village of Plaka. This deserted land looks much like any other picturesque island in the Med. Its golden walls are warm and inviting and the abandoned houses coming closer into view are tantalisingly mysterious. But nobody wanted to set foot here some 60 years ago. If you’ve read Victoria Hislop’s historical novel The Island, you will know Spinalonga was once home…

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