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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Cruise holidays are more stress free than flying for some holidaymakers, survey reveals | Cruise | Travel

A new survey by Cruise Critic has revealed that nearly 60 per cent of holidaymakers planning to go on a cruise see it as a more ‘stress-free’ holiday option, when compared to flying. It’s no wonder that after recent horror stories of children screaming for eight hour’s straight, fights breaking out at 30,000-feet and airplane doors falling off, that passengers find flying stressful. This stress can be what is known as aerophobia, an excessive worry of air travel, which is thought to affect one in ten Britons. The survey asked…

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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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UK seaside breaks: Splash out on a family getaway in Newquay | Beach Holidays | Travel

Firmly aimed at the family market, this modern hotel is kitted out to cater to children of all ages. Fly kites on the beach, go rock pooling or learn how to nail the waves at its on-site Quiksilver surf school. If the British weather’s not playing ball, there’s also an indoor pool, a pirate ship playground and a family restaurant overlooking the beach. At weekends and school holidays the hotel offers free activities, including workshops, pizza making and silent discos. The Esplanade Hotel (01637 818032/ esplanadehotelnewquay.co.uk) offers family rooms from…

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Ibiza holiday 2018: Step away from the party scene for an upmarket experience | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY Head for Ibiza this year to uncover one of the most popular chilled-out beach holiday destinations The Spanish island’s reputation has changed considerably over the past decade – from a teenager’s party destination to one of the most upmarket places to holiday in Europe – and nowhere is this more evident than at Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay.  Our room, one of 152 beautiful rooms and suites here, had equally spectacular sea views from the balcony, while inside the decor was based on a palette of soft teal, cream and…

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Mykonos holidays: What to expect at winner of ‘World’s Best Boutique Hotel’ | Beach Holidays | Travel

A delicious aroma will engulf your senses as you enter Kensho Boutique Hotel & Suites, and you know immediately this is going to be special.  A spritz of Kensho’s own fragrance around the lobby is just one of the personal touches added by the hotel owner to impress guests, but while it’s natural to be sceptical whether the rest of the stay will live up to expectations, you needn’t worry.  Located a short drive from Mykonos Town, the five-star boutique hotel, which only opened in 2016, boasts 35 luxurious rooms,…

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