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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River Cruise holidays: Amadeus launches new ship for 2019 | Cruise | Travel

The new ship, Amadeus Star, will include 70 spacious deluxe cabins and twelve suites to sail some of Europe’s most iconic rivers including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Dutch and Belgian waterways. This exciting announcement follows the launch of the 162-passenger Amadeus Queen in spring 2018, which will run similar routes. The company also launched the Amadeus Province in 2017 which offers cruises around two of France’s most beautiful rivers – the Rhône and Saône. The two conjoining rivers run through the French provinces of Burgundy and Provence, with the…

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Cruise news: cruising holidays 2018 dining advice | Cruise | Travel

Travelling the world, experiencing a new culture and catching a bit of sun sounds wonderful on paper but the realities of worldwide travel and moving away from home comforts can be daunting to some.  A cruise, however, can act as a happy medium. Passengers can still explore beautiful sights but retain the luxury and comforts that a cruise provides.  The question of ‘what food will be served’ is a particular concern to some British travellers but to combat these, a cruise caters to all.  In fact, some cruises have been…

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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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