Visit Guernsey: A BEAUTIFUL GEM with a troubled past | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY The Bailiwick of Guernsey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off Normandy coast If it wasn’t for the incessant caw of seagulls and faded adverts for strawberry Mivvis I would swear I was in the Caribbean. Moored 30 miles off the Normandy coast, Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands. Just 12 miles long and seven miles wide, it is blissfully easy to explore over a long weekend. It has a unique, charming appeal with a not-quite-Britain, not-quite-the-Continent vibe, a rich literary heritage, fantastic…

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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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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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Italy holidays 2018: Visit Sardinia’s dazzling coast | Beach Holidays | Travel

The island glimmered across the Strait of Bonifacio some eight miles in the distance, and as my tour guide described its pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise waters, I knew I had to visit. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, and although a region of Italy, it has its own distinct feel. The local language, known as Sardo, is as frequently spoken as Italian, and the island is home to wildlife  you won’t find anywhere else. The Sardinian deer, fox, hare and monk seal are all…

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