Monday, 20 October 2014

Praia da Falesia - Number 1 Beach in The Algarve

If you are a fan of beaches, the how about Praia da Falesia in Albufeira, The Algarve?   Recently voted the number 1 beach in Portugal in TripAdvisor, this beach as the following comments from reviewers:

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Formentera Beach Voted Best in Spain

If you love beaches, you will love Playa de Ses Illetes in Formentera as it has been voted best beach in Spain in the 2014 Travellers' Choice section in Tripadvisor, and is also ranked as the top of 25 attractions on the island.

The beach is a slender sandbar which stretches towards the tiny island of Espalmador and reviews include:

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Bird of Paradise - Emblem of The Canary Islands

Named after the flower's resemblance to the bird of paradise, this striking plant is closely associated with the Canary Islands.  Strelitzia is the correct name for this plant, and is also sometimes known as the crane flower as well [in South Africa]. 

The leaves of the flower are similar in shape to the banana leaf and form a fan-like crown to the flower which is pollinated by sunbirds.  Due to its architectural features, the plant is often used in flower arrangements, especially as they have a long flowering period of from September through to May.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Let's Go to Guia de Isora in Tenerife

Guia de Isora [image courtesy of Ritz-Carlton Abama]

You may be doing some research on which resort you would like to stay in on your Tenerife holiday and come across the small resort, or market town, of Guia de Isora.

Located in the western part of Tenerife, between Buenavista del Norte in the north and Playa de las Americas in the south, Guia de Isora is inland. When you visit you will adore the tiny streets, squares and houses. There is also evidence of this town's past in the old ovens dotted around the town in which bread and tiles were made.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Murano Glass from Venice

Murano in Venice, Italy

Some people, when thinking of what to buy as a souvenir of their Venice city break, may think of Murano glass. Other people will never of heard of Murano, and will perhaps wonder if they are missing out on a well-kept secret of this popular Italian city.

What, or where, is Murano? Murano is , in fact, a small series of islands which lie approximately 1.5km north of Venice and each of the islands are joined by bridges. The whole area is only 1.5km wide and has around 5,000 inhabitants. Sometimes considered to be a miniature version of Venice, Murano even has its own Grande Canal.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Visit the City of Champions on a Berlin City Break

Brandenburg Gate - Berlin

With Germany having won the 2014 World Cup, it is a good time to think about a Berlin city break and we have brought you our top 3 things to do in the capital of Germany.

1. Brandenburg Gate
Believe it or not, Brandenburg Gate dates back to 1791 and is Berlin's most famous symbol in the city.  Modelled on the Acropolis in Athens, the structure was designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans and built between 1788 and 1791 although the final touches were not completed until 1795.  Atop the structure is the famous sculpture of a chariot drawn by 4 horses. 

Friday, 4 July 2014

Adults Only Holidays in the Canary Islands

If your idea of holiday-hell is to spend your well-earned break in a hotel full of other people's children making constant noise, then Corona Holidays have it covered!

We understand that some adults like to relax in peace and quiet without children running around, and have put together a selection of ADULTS ONLY hotels in the Canary Islands. So, take it easy with a quiet swim in the pool, pick up a book, enjoy a cocktail or two, or simply relax in a spa - the choice is yours.  Of course we have lots more to choose from, but just show a small selection below.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Win £500 Spending Money with out New Website Launch

They say good things are worth waiting for and at last we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website ... !
For the past [dare we say it] 18 months, our new site has been in development and now incorporates many new and improved features. Having listened to our customers, it was very clear that our old site needed a re-vamp, and we believe that we now have a more up-to-date search-and-book facility as well as much improved information pages.
Of course, things are ever evolving, and some improvements are already in line for inclusion. In the meantime, we have listed below just some of the new features:
  • Increase in the number of properties and flight operators
  • Pay your balance online
  • Flight prices "include" luggage
  • Ability to remove checked-in luggage before you book
  • Information on "adults only" hotels
  • Information on hotel for guests with mobility problems
  • Extensive range of villas and rural properties
  • Improved enquiry process
  • £10 deposit per room
  • Accommodation balance due 3 weeks before you travel
We would like our customers to join in our celebration of the launch, and we are therefore entering every new booking [made either online or over the phone], made between 27 June and 31 July 2014 into a prize draw with the winner receiving £500 spending money for their holiday ! So there is no better time to book your holiday and take advantage of this special promotion.
Take a look at our new website at and don't forget that we always welcome your phone call as well on 01582 421117 or freephone 0800 5 677688 as we know that many customers prefer the personal touch.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Beaches in Cyprus - Our Top 10 Selection

The majority of people who take a holiday in Cyprus, will want to spend some time on one of the lovely beaches. Most beaches have the benefit of a lifeguard service during the main holiday season and areas for safe swimming are marked out with coloured buoys. You may even find first aid facilities available at some of the beaches, whilst showering facilities are common on most of them. Some hotels have direct access to adjacent beaches, and can have stretches of beach allocated to them.

As for deciding which of the many beaches in Cyprus to visit, we have set out below our top 10 [in no particular order].

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Holidays in Alcudia, Mallorca - Not Just a Beach Resort

When you think of Alcudia in Mallorca, you may have a picture of a sandy beach with lots of hotels and apartment complexes to take care of the number of tourists that flock here throughout the summer season.  

The town Alcudia is located on the northeastern coast of the Balearic Island of Mallorca and is surrounded by 14th century walls which separates it from Pollensa Bay to the north and Alcudia Bay to the south, and when you enter Alcudia you will pass through the Port de Moll gate.