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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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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MSC Seaview review: Cabins, dining, entertainment and prices explained | Cruise | Travel

FILIPPO VINARDI MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience and although Swiss-owned, it is famous for its Italian-style and multi-generation family-orientated cruise ships. Its ships are mostly based in the Mediterranean and Florida but it takes the British market very seriously, with UK and Ireland managing director Antonio Paradiso declaring the UK “the most dynamic cruise country in the world”. This summer it has two ships sailing from the UK, MSC Splendida and MSC Opera, but only a few years ago…

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Marella Cruises: Marella Explorer cruise ship review | Cruise | Travel

NC The Marella Explorer is home to the first Champney’s spa at sea. Marella Explorer is the biggest ship to join the growing fleet of Marella Cruises – formerly Thomson Cruises – and is aimed at the British market with relaxed all-inclusive and great-value holidays. It’s been sailing the world for more than 20 years but a massive four-week multi-million-pound makeover has created a 1,900-passenger ship with contemporary attractions (reflected in the on-deck extravaganza with soulful rapper Craig David) while not losing the more traditional style. Prices are keen –…

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Barbados review for foodies: Caribbean Island’s new all-inclusive cooking retreat | Beach Holidays | Travel

Barbados is a destination loved by celebrities and jet setters the world over – with the likes of Simon Cowell and Coleen and Wayne Rooney owning property on the Island. Yet, for all its infamous glamour and prestige, Rihanna’s hometown is a rather simple place, filled with people with a passionate love for their country and its local traditions. The air is filled with the faint sounds of tropical music and the lapping of waves, while the streets are habited with smiling locals and inspired tourists. And while it may…

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