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As the UK’s No1 accessible tour operator, the expert team at Enable Holidays is delighted to welcome you to this, our latest bumper-packed brochure. It is always our aim to make booking your accessible holiday simple, stress-free, and precisely to your requirements to give you the best experience possible. We have expanded our range of adapted accommodations and holidays to offer some truly exotic experiences in the world’s most exciting destinations. Our collection now includes over 500 accessible holidays, including properties as close as assisted holidays in the UK, and as far away as hotels in Perth, Australia. We can also provide safari experiences in South Africa, trips to the jungle in Ecuador, tours through Vietnam, and culture-filled visits to the beautiful island of Madeira – featuring lovely accessible accommodation and excursions in comfortable adapted vehicles. Enable Holidays works tirelessly to ensure that the accommodation and experiences that we provide are audited by one of our mobility experts, so you can be assured of an easier way to enjoy your holiday. Our passion for specialising in holidays for people with impaired mobility means that we will always go that “extra mile” for you. We believe that reduced mobility should not restrict you from enjoying a holiday which has been 100% tailor-made to suit your unique requirements. As we like to say: with Enable Holidays, your whole world is enabled. Please enjoy the brochure. Best wishes Lynne Kirby


10 great reasons for choosing

Enable for your accessible holiday

• Choose from over 500 accessible holidays in over 50 destinations, from Tenerife to Malta, Greece to Germany, India to the USA and back to the UK • Each holiday is 100% tailor-made to suit your specific needs • Most resorts have an agent “on the ground” to meet, greet and assist you • Vast majority of properties have been personally audited by our team • Adapted rooms are guaranteed from the moment you book, unlike many of our competitors • All prices include flights, adapted taxi transfers to and from the airport and accommodation

•E  ach property in this brochure is adapted to a high level, featuring wheel-in showers, significantly adapted bathrooms and bedrooms with room to manoeuvre a wheelchair •M  obility equipment may be pre-booked at many resorts, including wheelchairs, scooters, hoists, shower chairs and more •P  ersonal care can be arranged in a selected number of resorts •B  ook with confidence - we are members of ABTA and ATOL for your financial security

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ASSISTED HOLIDAYS Enabled

As the leading overseas tour operator for disabled people, you’d expect Enable Holidays to have the widest choice of accessible holidays for wheelchair users – but did you know we also offer some of the very best assisted holidays where extra care and support can be arranged? On an assisted holiday with Enable, our guests can feel totally secure and professionally cared for in a revitalising environment. Each holiday residence has been personally selected by the Enable team and special features include the latest adaptations, facilities and activities – and, of course, fully trained staff. Overseas, we currently offer assisted holidays in Spain, the Canary Islands and Madeira, whilst closer to home you can select from Jersey, Blackpool and Llandudno. If you’re looking for a refreshing break and extra support, look no further than Enable Holidays.

Llandudno Hotel, Wales, UK Half Board Suitable for Assisted Living Location: This purpose-built hotel stands on the Victorian Promenade of the peaceful Llandudno Bay, and offers the ideal accommodation for people who need a little extra care during their holiday. Facilities: Range of care packages, electric profile beds, stand aids, portable hoists, overhead tracking, shower chair, commodes, bedrails, lifting poles, raised toilet seats, radio monitors and nurse call system.

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Blackpool Hotel, Lancashire, UK Half Board Suitable for Assisted Living Location: This CQC-registered home of specialist and wheelchairaccessible holidays in Blackpool offers extra care for guests who are seeking support during their holiday. Facilities: Range of care packages, electric profile beds, stand aids, portable hoists, overhead tracking, shower chair, commodes, bedrails, lifting poles, raised toilet seats, radio monitors and nurse call system.

Self-Drive Retreat Holidays, England, UK Self-Catering / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: A selection of 5 locations (Nantwich, Bede Village, Northampton, Painswick and Letcombe Regis) allows for a wide choice of assisted living in some of the most picturesque parts of England. Facilities: Kitchenette in room, restaurant, wellness spa, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, CQC care support, arts and craft room, full weekly itinerary of events and activities.

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Maison des Landes, St Ouen’s, Jersey Totally Dedicated Adapted Property / Full Board / Daily Adapted Excursion Suitable for Assisted Living Location: This specialist property for disabled guests is situated nine miles from St Helier on the heather-covered headlands of St Ouen’s. It offers panoramic views of St. Ouen’s Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Facilities: Dedicated to disabled guests, their families and carers. Ground floor rooms are completely adapted – many with a ceiling hoist and electrically operated bed. All have flat floor showers and grab rails. Indoor swimming pool with hoist and superb gardens.

Sanyres Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol, Spain Room Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Assisted Living Location: This specialised care hotel stands in the warm resort of Marbella’s Puerto Banus and can provide some of the Sanyres company’s most comprehensive holiday care packages. Facilities: Room service, café, hair salon, comprehensive geriatric assessment, medical supervision and control, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, psychological attention, occupational therapy, social-cultural activities, library, laundry and ironing service, medically supervised meals with specialised diets and menus, daily room cleaning, heated outdoor pool. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Dilectus, Madeira Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Assisted Living Location: As the only assisted residence in Funchal, this purposebuilt facility is stylishly decorated, provides great comfort, and offers individualised care plans. Stands in Funchal 5 minutes from the centre. Facilities: Wide range of care and medical services, as well as bar, restaurant, recreational kitchen for client’s use and enjoyment, hairdresser, gym, swimming pool, cleaning services and laundry facilities. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Mar y Sol, Los Cristianos, Tenerife ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Assisted Living Location: Set approximately 250m from the sea. Although the Mar y Sol’s surrounding area is fairly flat, the resort centre and seafront are down an incline. Facilities: A fully accessible specialist property with the wheelchair user in mind. Three pools with hoists including a therapy pool, treatment centre, body massage, gym, sauna, restaurant, bar, entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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fully accessible purpose built properties to choose from:

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CITY SIGHTS Enabled

Wide range of city break destinations to choose from in Europe and the USA. A touch of culture… vibrant nightlife… magnificent museums… romantic restaurants… irresistible shopping - and a wide variety of live theatre shows to suit all tastes. There’s nothing quite like a city break for experiencing so many exciting things in just a few days (and nights). As for the ideal accessible hotel, you can rest assured that Enable Holidays will have the perfect place to suit your needs. We have an excellent range of hotels for you to choose from – whether you are looking for a small and friendly independent or a large well-known chain. As with all our hotels, you can expect a guaranteed adapted room and all the help you need for planning to see the sights and soak up the atmosphere.

The destinations we currently offer include:

Netherlands Amsterdam

Belgium Bruges Brussels

Germany Berlin Frankfurt Erfurt

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Spain Madrid Barcelona Seville Alicante Palma, Mallorca Valencia

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Italy Rome Florence

Greece Athens

Iceland Reykjavik

United States New York Boston Las Vegas Los Angeles San Francisco

Just some of our most popular hotels are shown on the page opposite, and you can discover many more by visiting

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ILUNION Almirante, Barcelona, Spain ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: Situated in the Gothic Suburb of Barcelona, and just a 10 minute stroll from las Ramblas, the ILUNION Almirante is the perfect base to explore the city and the many attractions that ensure clients return time and time again. Facilities: Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, gym, WiFi, satellite TV and universal accessibility certificate with many aids to make your stay fully accessible. Transfer time: 20 minutes.

ILUNION Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: Located in the most modern, avant-garde area of the city, the ILUNION Barcelona is an ideal hotel for both business and leisure. There is easy access to public transport including accessible taxi’s from outside the hotel and a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, gym, restaurant with evening waiter service, satellite TV, WiFi, hotel parking, and universal accessibility certificate with many aids to make your stay fully accessible. Transfer time: 20 minutes.

Abba Berlin Hotel, Berlin, Germany ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: The Abba Berlin Hotel is located in one of the liveliest areas of Berlin and is an ideal point for exploring the city. Located near to the exclusive shopping area of the Kurfürstendamm Avenue, a few minutes walk from the major sights of interest such as the Brandenburg Gate Facilities: Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, spa and wellness centre, parking, WiFi, satellite TV. Transfer time: 20 minutes.

Wyspianski Hotel, Krakow, Poland ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: Located in the heart of Krakow, close to Krakow old town, Market square and the Jewish quarter. Facilities: Restaurant, fitness centre, bar and lounge, WiFi, business centre, satellite TV. Transfer time: 20 minutes. Ask Enable Holidays for details on the accessible Auschwitz tour.

Doubletree Hilton, New York, USA ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: Located on Lexington Avenue, the Doubletree Hilton is just a short walk to the shopping district of 5th Avenue and in close proximity to Broadway and the Rockefeller centre. Facilities: Restaurant, fitness centre, bar and lounge, satellite TV with paid movies and air-con. Transfer time: 60 minutes.

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Jersey Departs April, for 7 nights from your preferred airport

Enjoy the beautiful nearby island of Jersey with the advantage of daily adapted excursions and an ultra-accessible accommodation that specialises in holidays for people with impaired mobility. During your stay at the Maison des Landes, you can enjoy Full Board accommodation and a wide variety of daily excursions, including: • St Helier, with its historical importance, VAT-free shopping and excellent seafood restaurants • St Brelade’s Bay’s white sands and attractive promenade • The Jersey Orchid Foundation, where visitors can enjoy a wide array of exhibits showing orchids of all shapes and colours • Durrell Wildlife Park, which showcases rare and endangered animals as part of a conservation plan

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Madeira

Departs October, for 7 nights from your preferred airport

Enable Holidays is elated to offer an EXCLUSIVE accessible holiday to Madeira, with adapted excursions included! Meet fellow travellers and together explore the alluring sights of Funchal, the mountain-bordered beauty of Curral de Freiras village, and another full-day tour. The package includes: • Adapted transfers from airport to hotel, and return • 20 kilos of hand luggage • Meet and greet in resort • Welcome reception • Bed and Breakfast, Half Board or Full Board • Guaranteed adapted rooms • Two half-day excursions, and one full-day excursion • Enable representative throughout the stay 8


JERSEY Enabled

Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, has a continental atmosphere that reflects the best aspects of the French culture but retains the convenience of English being the official language and the pound being the currency.

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The island provides a large amount of wheelchair-friendly facilities and entertainment, while the wide and level pavements make transport through the streets far easier than many other destinations. There have also been wide-ranging efforts taken to ensure that the majority of attractions available in Jersey are wheelchair accessible, ensuring that your stay will provide you with a wide range of activities. The high quality of Jersey’s restaurants and accommodation is found everywhere, while the duty-free shopping is not to be missed. St Helier is the capital of Jersey and offers a vibrant experience packed with shops to visit and great food to eat. The harbour and marina are always hubs of activity, where various fishing boats, yachts and ferries arrive and depart throughout the day. There are also several museums that deserve visiting and a range of beautiful parks. Food in Jersey reflects the merging of French and British culture, and high-quality dining is common throughout. There are over 250 restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés in Jersey, which include four Michelin-starred restaurants. If you are looking for a holiday that involves exploring picturesque bays, beaches and coves, there are over 20 scattered around the coast with accessibility provided on 6 or more. These, as well as the lush greenery and the superb views of the other Channel Islands, help to make Jersey a rewardingly beautiful place to spend a holiday. Jersey has warm summers and mild winters.

Maison des Landes, St Ouen’s Totally Dedicated Adapted Property / Full Board / Daily Adapted Excursions Suitable for Families / Carers Location: This specialist property for disabled guests is situated nine miles from St Helier on the heather-covered headlands of St Ouen’s. It offers panoramic views of St. Ouen’s Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Facilities: Dedicated to disabled guests, their families and carers. Ground floor rooms are completely adapted – many with a ceiling hoist and electrically operated bed. All have flat floor showers and grab rails. Indoor swimming pool with hoist and superb gardens.

Merton Hotel, St Helier Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Families / Adults Location: Nestled on Jersey’s southern coast, the Merton Hotel occupies an excellent position in the island’s capital and principal town. It’s close to a number of shops, a park, and several great attractions. Facilities: Choice of restaurants, bars and kids’ club, and the superb and accessible Aquadome leisure facility with its swimming pool, water slide, lazy river, cascade fountains and spa pools.

Liberty Wharf, St Helier Apartments Self-Catering Suitable for Adults Location: Ideally positioned on the Esplanade, close to Liberation Square and bus station. The harbour, business and shopping districts are within walking distance, the town centre is 300m away, and the sandy expanse of St Aubin’s Bay is just minutes away. Facilities: Adapted one-bedroom apartments with a townscape outlook. Each one features a modern living/ dining area, large bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and free WiFi.

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VILLAS Enabled

If you like the idea of doing what you please, when you please – and would welcome the opportunity of being in your own personal space – an Enable villa is a great type of accommodation to consider. We offer a good choice of villas in a range of destinations, including Cyprus, Egypt, the Algarve, Corfu, Lanzarote and Florida. Each one offers an oasis for relaxation, high standards of specification, plenty of privacy and, in most cases, your very own outdoor accessible swimming pool.

Cyprus Villa, Cyprus Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: 4-bedroomed accessible villa set in an idyllic location on the south coast of Cyprus. With stunning countryside and sea views, 1.5km from the nearest restaurant and 200m from the nearest beach. Facilities: Four bedrooms/three bathrooms, ceiling track hoist, electric bed, cot sides, easy-going wide ramped access to the garden, swimming pool and common areas of the villa, WiFi. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Tenerife, Costa Adeje Bed and Breakfast – 2 Bedroom Bungalow Villa – Sleeps 4 + Infant Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Seamlessly integrated with the landscape of the Costa Adeje Golf Course, with magnificent views of the island of La Gomera, lies a purpose-built villa complex with a central hotel point. 1km from La Enramada beach, 800m from La Caleta, offering bars and restaurants and 4km from the centre of Costa Adeje. Facilities: Two large freshwater swimming pools (shared), children’s pool, playground for children, squash, gym, and on-site restaurant. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Accessible villas just a few minutes’ walk along the seafront promenade, which leads to the beach and the centre of Playa Blanca. Facilities: Luxury and space describe these 4-bedroomed/3-bathroomed villas. Fully accessible kitchen, dining area, pool with hoist, completely barrier-free environment. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Luxury Accessible Villa, Algarve Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Tranquil setting in a greenbelt countryside. Only 10 minutes’ drive from Alvor with its stunning beach, historic streets, numerous restaurants, bars and shops. Facilities: 4-bedroomed accommodation, lush gardens, pool, paddling pool, games room, outside dining, satellite TV, WiFi, full kitchen facilities. Transfer Time: 45 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

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Accessible Villa, Algarve Self-Catering – 3 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 6 Suitable for Adults / Families

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Location: A purpose-built property just outside of Loule offering guests breathtaking views over a valley towards the sea. Facilities: Saltwater swimming pool with hoist, barbecue, wheel-in wardrobes, WiFi, TV with Sky box, air-con. A wheelchair accessible car is available for hire free of charge, however the tank must be filled upon return. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Cottage/Villa, near Vilamoura Self-Catering – 3 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 6 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: 400m from local village, 7km from Vilamoura. Facilities: Beautiful cottage/villa close to golf and beaches of Vilamoura. Wheelchair-friendly with equipment on-site and well adapted facilities including a salt-treated pool with gentle ramp. Local village has shops, bank and restaurants. Transfer Time: 30 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

Luxurious Accessible Villa, Algarve Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: This property offers one of the largest private pools in the Algarve, and stands just 45 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport. Facilities: Two master bedrooms with double beds and full en-suite facilities, air-con, a wood fire for cooler nights, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, TV, WiFi, gardens with custom-built barbecue. Transfer Time: 45 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

Costa del Sol Villa, Costa del Sol Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: This stunning villa stands in a tranquil spot close to the beautiful Iznajar Lake, a short drive away from bars, restaurants and shops. Car hire is essential here. Facilities: Living room with library area, including books, DVDs, games, iPod docking station, satellite TV, films, TV box sets and music. Bar with fridge, and kitchen with gas range cooker, electric oven, freezer, double sinks, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Large terrace, plus pool and terrace furniture. Transfer Time: 120 minutes. Car hire is essential.

Ibiza Villa, Ibiza Self-Catering – 5 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 10 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: This villa stands in a rural area to the north of Ibiza, on an old farm that was previously the olive oil mill that served the local area. The age of the farm is approximately 300 years. Facilities: Pool, WiFi, parking, spa, solarium, gym, large barbecue area, large gardens. Transfer Time: 30 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

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Corfu Villa, Corfu Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Families Location: This beautiful Corfu villa retreat stands five minutes’ walk from the beach and village of Roda, which offers a delightful range of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Superbly appointed kitchen with full facilities, safe, LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player, free WiFi, ambient temperature settings, insect screens, swimming pool, sunbeds, parasol, swing-seat, outside shower, barbecue, iron and ironing board, linen and towels, hairdryers. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Crete Villa, Crete Self-Catering – 3 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 6 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: This peaceful and luxurious villa stands in Maroulas, Crete, 3km from the beach and 7km from Rethymnon town. Car hire is essential. Facilities: Pool (unheated), private garden, barbecue area, air-con, heating, fully equipped kitchen, WiFi, LCD TV with satellite channels, DVD player and films, book collection. Transfer Time: 60 minutes. Car hire is essential.

Florida, ChampionsGate, Orlando Self-Catering – 4 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 8 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Residing in a small and peaceful gated community, this superb villa is close to theme parks, restaurants, a designated conservation reserve and a large supermarket is within easy reach. Facilities: 4-bedroomed luxury villa south facing, level access throughout, wide pool with hoist, equipment, air-con, spacious and open plan, TV, DVD, adapted garden, barbecue. Transfer Time: 35 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

Florida, ChampionsGate, Orlando Self-Catering – 6 Bedroom Villa – Sleeps 12 Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Situated in the Manor at West Haven, which is well placed for theme parks, shops and restaurants. There are no fewer than 20 golf courses in the region, several huge shopping mails and a designer outlet village. Facilities: Two spacious 4-bedroomed villas decorated to the highest standards, TV, DVD, outside dining, air-con, south facing pool, small garden, very well equipped. Transfer Time: 35 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

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Warren has wide experience in tailor-making holidays for people from all walks of life and has been in travel for over 20 years. He’s travelled extensively around the world, living in Australia, travelling around USA and spending time in Egypt. His favourite destination is San Francisco, which has something for everyone with extensive accessible public transport systems! He also loves Egypt, India and Cyprus.


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Over 40 hotels in 18 coastal resorts

The best adapted rooms are always in demand, so please book early!

Mallorca has been a favourite destination for British tourists for over 50 years, and it’s now also one of the most accessible. It’s been a major part of our programme since we launched in 2004 and has been a consistent bestseller every year. We offer more properties in Mallorca than any other island on earth, and this brochure features over 40 of them along three regional coastlines. Each hotel has been hand-picked by Enable Holidays and given an E-3 grading for its adapted facilities and levels of accessibility.

As good as Mallorca is, it offers a relatively short season – predominantly April to September – which means the best adapted rooms in the most accessible hotels are always the first to be sold. We therefore recommend you book as early as you possibly can to secure your first choice accommodation. As with all destinations, expert advice, helpful knowledge and friendly assistance are just a phone call away on 0871 222 4939 (Calls from landlines cost less than 10p per minute. Mobile prices may differ). Over the following pages you can take a journey around Mallorca’s glorious coastline and discover our range of accessible holidays from Alcudia to Santa Ponsa.

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Palma City Palma City is the perfect sun-drenched destination for anyone hungry for Blue Flag beaches, spectacular scenery and historical culture, as well as quality restaurants, stunning architecture and a great range of shopping opportunities. While many visitors find endless pleasure in the clean sand and glittering ocean, this resort has a great deal more to offer. Tourists flock to the area for its delightful cuisine, the venues of which overflow with caught-that-day seafood, traditional Spanish rice and meat dishes, plus restaurants specialising in mouth-watering international cuisines. As the capital of Mallorca, Palma City is both a cultural and an architectural hub. The resort boasts enough museums and art galleries to enthral lovers of history and art, and beautiful structures

such as the cathedral to please fans of stunning architecture. Palma City also offers visitors the chance to visit some of the many attractions and locations that lie close to its outskirts. There are great pleasures to be found in day trips to Marineland in Portal Nous and the sensational sights of the town of Soller, with its soaring mountain backdrop set in a lush valley of orange groves.

Isla Mallorca, Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Located 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Palma, where you will find a wide choice of cafés, bars and restaurants. Although some areas are on an incline, this city break hotel is ideal for those who wish to explore all that Palma has to offer. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gardens, restaurant, wellness centre and spa, minibar, WiFi, entertainment. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

UR Palacio Avenida, Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: The Palacio Avenida is a modern city hotel, situated two minutes’ walk away from the old town and five minutes from the centre of the business sector. The nearest beaches can be accessed within five minutes’ drive. Facilities: Comfortable and modern in design, this hotel was formally a legendary Palma cinema. Bar, restaurant, WiFi, air-con, great position for city break and beaches. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Hotel Continental, Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: This elegantly decorated hotel stands in central Palma, close to the city’s old town and seafront promenade. Facilities: 24hr reception, wellness spa including a sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi, WiFi, piano bar, fitness room, café, restaurant, wake-up call, restaurant, daily cleaning. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Melia Palas Atenea, Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: This elegantly decorated hotel stands in central Palma, close to the city’s old town and seafront promenade. Facilities: WiFi in hotel public areas and rooms, spacious dining areas, buffet restaurant serving international cuisine, the pool bar serves a range of hot and cold snacks and tapas in a relaxed atmosphere, tapas restaurant, lobby bar, gym, spa, and an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace boasting panoramic views. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

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Santa Ponsa, Cala Estancia Santa Ponsa is a lively family resort; El Toro is a small and picturesque area just south of Santa Ponsa; Cala Estancia is a soothing beach location set within calm urban surroundings. Santa Ponsa evolved from a quaint fishing village into a vibrant family holiday resort that offers good cheer, a wide and sandy beach, a number of themed bars, a selection of international restaurants and lashings of natural beauty. There is also the added advantage of having Magaluf and Palma just a short distance away, adding to the range of attractions available and offering the opportunity for a more energetic nightlife without surrounding tourists with it.

Cala Estancia is known for its relaxing, quiet atmosphere that contrasts with the busier, more bustling resorts of Playa del Palma and C’an Pastilla close by. One of the greatest joys here is a day spent lounging on the beach beside the sheltered, placid sea.

Iberostar Jardin del Sol, Santa Ponsa ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Located a short distance from the resort of Santa Ponsa stands the impressive Iberostar Jardin del Sol hotel. There is a selection of shops, bars and restaurants 200m away. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, health spa, and nightclub offering live entertainment. Adapted suites have sea views, minibar, satellite TV and WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Viva Rey Don Jaime, Santa Ponsa ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Viva Rey Don Jaime is well known for its ideal proximity to Santa Ponsa beach, with a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants all close to hand. Facilities: Swimming pool, tennis courts, mini golf, kids’ club, extensive land and water-based sports. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Globales Playa Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponsa ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: At the buzzing centre of Santa Ponsa you will find the Globales Playa, just a short walk from Santa Ponsa’s beach and in the centre of the commercial tourist area. Facilities: 24hr reception, tennis courts, currency exchange, medical centre, Jacuzzi, sauna. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Alua Soul Palma, Cala Estancia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Formerly known as Marina Luz Hotel, this adults-only hotel is located in a privileged setting overlooking the bay of Palma and just 10 minutes from the airport. Close by you will find the resort facilities, including shops, bars and restaurants to make your stay a truly memorable one. Facilities: Large comfortable rooms with well adapted bathroom, pool, pool hoist, bar/lounge, seafront terrace, restaurant and waiter service. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

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Palma Nova As one of the first resorts in Mallorca, Palma Nova has lived a history long enough to turn it into a metropolis of buzzing excitement. The resort’s outstanding Blue Flag beaches are at the forefront of the most popular things to do, and can offer both lively and relaxing atmospheres, depending on your choice of beach. For the most tranquil beach, lie back on the Playa Es Carregador, while for a more bustling experience head to the main Playa de Palmanova Beach. Whenever visitors are not soaking up the famously warm Mediterranean sun rays there is a bubbling commercial shopping centre, numerous great restaurants to sample and a number of local theme parks, some of which have accessible experiences to enjoy.

The food in Palma Nova touches upon the entire spread of budgets and tastes, with offerings of local cuisine, international specialities, fast food and snacks at every turn. Palma Nova is seen by many to be the slightly less extrovert sibling of Magaluf, so while the nightlife offers a cavalcade of bars and nightclubs they do not carry the same raucous energy of those of its neighbour, and boast a slightly more laid back experience.

Ola Hotel Panama, Palma Nova ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Ola Panama, also known as the Ola Club Panama is located in a great position in Palma Nova which puts you in walking distance of 3 beaches, the nearest being just 200m away. A selection of bars and restaurants are on your doorstep. Facilities: Swimming pool, buffet restaurant, children’s playground and kids’ club, WiFi, air-con, fridge, safe, hairdryer. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Agua Beach, Palma Nova ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Set across the road from Palma Nova beach and a couple of minutes’ walk from the resort centre. Takes pride of place on Palma Nova’s waterfront very close to the sandy beach, shops, bars, restaurants, six golf courses, Marineland and Magaluf. Facilities: Friendly hotel with contemporary feel, tapas bar, gardens, pool, restaurant, and occasional live entertainment. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Globales Nova Apartments, Palma Nova ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel offers adapted accommodation and enviable views of Mallorca’s most attractive beaches. It is also within easy reach of Magaluf and Santa Ponsa. Facilities: 24hr reception, WiFi, currency exchange, outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, car hire, bar/lounge, restaurant, miniclub, animation team. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Hotel Hawaii Mallorca, Palma Nova ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This family-friendly hotel offers adapted accommodation and stands in a prime location in Palma Nova, 150m from Palmanova Beach and 350m from Magaluf Beach. Facilities: 24hr reception, air-con, heating, bar, restaurant, show cooking, WiFi, gym, car rental, billiards, live music, coffee shop, currency exchange, internet corner, table tennis, miniclub, children’s pool, entertainment. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Magaluf, Portals Nous Magaluf’s beach was once transformed from a marshy wetland into the field of perfect white sand it is today, and in summer months it fills with sunbathers and watersports enthusiasts drinking in the lively atmosphere. If the stunning and bustling beach is not quite enough to keep you enthralled, the array of nearby theme parks such as Marineland will fill those days that need an extra level of spice and entertainment. Beside the beach you will find cafés, bars and snack outlets, while if you crave something heartier you will find restaurants lining the streets, offering food of both local and international cuisine to suit most budgets.

By evening Magaluf comes alive with the throbbing excitement of wild bars and clubs, where cocktails pour and dance floors fill with visitors who have been mesmerised by the vibrant ebb and sway of the resort’s infectious nightlife. Portal Nous stands just 15 minutes from Palma but radiates its own sandy, market-filled, blissfully gastronomic ambience. The resort’s powder-soft coastline provides visitors with tapas eateries and cocktail bars, while the beach itself is an attractive draw for many of the resort’s guests. Portal Nous proudly offers family-friendly beaches with children’s playgrounds and amenities, and attracts as many guests who wish to play with buckets and spades as it does those seeking the resort’s more sophisticated charms.

Sol House Guadalupe, Magaluf ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Sol Guadalupe is set in a prime location, close enough to all the action that Magaluf has to offer, but far enough away to give that bit of peace and quiet. The beach is 200m away and a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Facilities: Recently redesigned and renovated, lake-style pool with Jacuzzi indoor/outdoor pool, waterslides, WiFi, kids’ club, entertainment. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

HSM Atlantic Park, Magaluf ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Ideal for those looking for a good hotel in a lively resort. The Atlantic Park hotel is just 400m from the sandy beach and a short stroll from the resort centre. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, kids’ pool, watersports close by, restaurant with show cooking, WiFi, miniclub, evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Aparthotel HM Martinique, Magaluf ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Situated in the heart of the vibrant resort of Magaluf, just minutes from the fabulous sandy beach and the hive of activity. Very close to shops, bars, local sights and attractions. Facilities: Well equipped with kitchenette and balcony. Pool, pool hoist, indoor pool, mini golf, tennis, archery, bowls, restaurant, bar, WiFi, kids’ play area, air-con, mini market, nightclub, and watersports close by. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Hotel Son Caliu Spa Oasis, Portal Nous ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Just a 2-minute walk from Son Caliu Beach, this hotel with adapted rooms provides guests with relaxing, memorable, and highly pleasant accessible holidays. Facilities: Restaurant, garden bar, cocktail bar, wellness bar, pool bar, reading room, TV room, games room, bookshop with fireplace, spa, extensive gardens, tennis court, table tennis, outdoor pool (with children’s section), heated indoor pool in the Spa Oasis, free sunbeds by the pool and on the beach (subject to availability), WiFi, laundry service/ dry cleaning, multilingual staff, gym. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. 17


C’an Pastilla C’an Pastilla was one of the first resorts to be discovered by tourism on Mallorca, and has been attracting visitors to its golden beach and busy bars since the 1960s. The picturesque harbour is home to a number of attractive yachts and pleasure crafts, making it a gorgeous place to bathe in the sun and the area’s calming beauty. One of the most unique aspects of the resort are the “balnearios” on the promenade – the small beach huts offering snacks and conveniences that work very well as navigation points around the resort. There are numerous places to enjoy a variety of food, which reflect both a traditional, local charm and a set of British-style establishments offering tourists a taste of home.

While there is certainly a strong flavour of Britishness to some areas of the resort, C’an Pastilla is close to the city of Palma for those who would like to combine a relaxing holiday resort with the options of visiting the island’s capital Palma and the neighbouring resort of Playa de Palma.

JS Palma Stay, C’an Pastilla ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: A couple of steps from C’an Pastilla beach and walking distance to Playa de Palma promenade and most popular sights. Beach, shops, nightlife all close to hand. Facilities: Newly renovated hotel with light-coloured and modern design spreading a welcoming warmth and cosy ambience. Restaurant, bar, two whirlpool pools, spa, sauna, Turkish bath, WiFi. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Nautic Hotel, C’an Pastilla ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This impressive beachfront hotel offers stunning views across the bay and is located close to the nautical club. A few metres away you will find a selection of shops and resort entertainment and the nearest bus stop is just 100m away. Facilities: Modern minimalist hotel features spa, pool, dining options including beachfront and à la carte restaurants, bar, coffee shop, TV lounge, gym. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

BQ Apolo Hotel, C’an Pastilla ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This sun-kissed hotel is just 10 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from capital Palma de Mallorca, and just 150m from C’an Pastilla Beach. Facilities: 24hr reception, WiFi, internet spot, pool towel service (€10 deposit), outdoor pool, indoor heated pool (in winter), air-con, TV room, buffet restaurant, snack/bar terrace, billiards, table tennis, laundry service, massage service, bike hire, car hire, luggage room. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

THB El Cid, C’an Pastilla / Playa de Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: The hotel provides great views over Playa de Palma’s promenade and is a fantastic choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday. A wide selection of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops is nearby. Facilities: Indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, evening entertainment, gym/wellness centre, tennis courts. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

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Playa de Palma Playa de Palma makes up part of Mallorca’s central south coast that follows down from C’an Pastilla, and its relaxed calm makes for an ideal atmosphere for a holiday spent on a beautiful Mediterranean beach. The sand and nearby ocean are known for their cleanliness, while the beach shelves softly into the sea to make it a perfect bathing spot for swimmers of almost any age and level. The variety of food and the family-friendly nightlife in Playa de Palma mean that you are unlikely to encounter any dishes too exotic or nightlife too wild. Saying this, there still remains a great range of places to eat and bars to frequent, and if the range isn’t quite wide enough, visitors can embrace the nearby resorts of El

Arenal and C’an Pastilla, where there are a greater number of restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. As in C’an Pastilla, the balnearios here are numbered wooden beach huts offering food and conveniences that help visitors to navigate the full length of the resort.

Llaut Palace, Playa de Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Situated in Playa de Palma, Llaut Palace is in a great position for exploring the City of Palma. Facilities: Brand new 5* hotel. Large pool area, spa, outdoor dining with show cooking. Rooftop Japanese restaurant with stunning sea views. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Iberostar Hotels, Playa de Palma – Choice of 3 Hotels  laya de Palma (Adults-Only), Cristina (Families) P and Bahia de Palma (Adults-Only) ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ / ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families / Adults-Only

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Location: Choice of seafront, promenade or a quiet location, all within close proximity to the beach of Playa de Palma and access to the Capital Palma. Close to shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Including swimming pools, spas, bars, restaurants, entertainment, sports activities and WiFi. Please ask for facilities specific to each hotel when calling Enable. Cristina Transfer Time: 20 minutes. only

Occidental Playa de Palma, Playa de Palma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: For sun worshippers, there is nothing better than to have that white sandy beach nearby and this resort (formerly Barcelo Pueblo Park) does not disappoint, as the beach is just 200m away. If you like to be a little more energetic then there is a host of sporting options available, including the five golf courses all within a 20km radius. Facilities: Pool, indoor pool, wellness centre, renowned cycling centre, close to five golf courses, WiFi, excellent service, well laid out gardens. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Colonia Sant Jordi, Cala Barca, Cala d’Or Colonia Sant Jordi is popular with tourists craving a more authentic Mallorcan destination that offers a different experience to the busier, more tourist-focused resorts in the region, whilst the Cala Barca has been more specifically developed for tourists. The quaint fishing village of Colonia Sant Jordi has gained popularity over the decades but remains for the most part calm and composed. In many ways, it is just as agricultural and as much a fishing town as it was in the 1800s. The town’s small main beach boasts white sands and a peaceful waterfront, ideal for soothing days spent by the bay. There is also an accessible walkway along the seafront that will allow wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility a more comfortable way to take in the town’s gorgeous scenery. The Cala Barca offers a stunning beach that is surrounded by pine

and oak trees with a narrow bay that shelters the water, which has made the area popular with divers and snorkelers. Local restaurants in both resorts offer tapas and drinks, but the most common (and arguably most delicious!) offerings in both resorts revolve around seafood. Make sure to try some traditional Mallorcan dishes such as gambas a la plancha, which is grilled shrimp, and tuna salad on a bed of onion, tomato and green peppers.

THB Sur Mallorca, Colonia Sant Jordi ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The hotel occupies an enviable peninsula position in the resort of Colonia Sant Jordi, a small fishing port on the south east of the island. A small selection of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the harbour are located 500m away. Facilities: Animation team, children’s play area, junior Olympic swimming pool, kids’ pool, restaurant, bars, air-con, WiFi, satellite TV, miniclub, entertainment. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Blau Colonia San Jordi, Colonia Sant Jordi ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set on one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca. The hotel is in a quiet location, though hosts a plethora of facilities on-site to keep the family entertained. Facilities: Three outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool (heated), daily shows for both adults and children, kids’ clubs (2-12, 13-17yrs), sports facilities. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Hotel Iberostar Club Cala Barca, near Cala d’Or ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: : The Iberostar Club Cala Barca is a family hotel situated above Cala Barca’s sandy cove surrounded by 18 acres of pristine land. Although some areas are not accessible due to steps, there are many flat areas and all types of access into the swimming pools. Due to the size of the hotel grounds, scooter hire is recommended. Facilities: : Bars, restaurants, five pools, kids’ club, splash park, WiFi, bike hire, fun fitness programme, entertainment, mini market, bike hire, tennis, spa, horse riding. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Annie’s Choice

Annie has spent almost 30 years in travel, and has visited most of the Mediterranean destinations; and found New York, Florida and Australia to be absolutely amazing. She has two favourite places – Lanzarote, where she hopes to retire to and San Sebastian, which she describes as having a little bit of everything: sunshine, beaches, city life and accessible watersport activities. Annie loves helping families who haven’t been able to get away together in the past – and, of course, hearing that they had a fantastic time whilst on holiday.

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Cala Millor, Sa Coma, Calas de Mallorca, Cala Bona Cala Millor is a resort that has become popular with those seeking an active holiday, and has plenty to do within close range. In summer, the beach is usually blanketed with happy tourists soaking in both the sun and the calm, sheltered sea, which is ideal for children and weak swimmers. In the evenings there is a large enough range of venues to offer either chilled nightspots or late night partying. Sa Coma is Enable Holidays’ most sold resort for the less able, due to the range of properties we can offer there and the long, flat promenade. It is a peaceful holiday destination popular with slightly more mature tourists as well as families and couples. Calas de Mallorca comprises of a small town and is popular with foreign visitors despite its size. As well as the sand there is an

accessible aquarium and some delicious places to eat traditional Mallorcan food. Cala Bona is one of Mallorca’s most well-known eastern resorts, where life is relaxed and taken at a gentle pace. It is not a purpose-built holiday resort, but its promenade is an ideal place to enjoy a drink and people-watch. Cala Bona was once a fishing village, but has gradually grown into an enticing tourist spot.

Palia Maria Eugenia, Calas de Mallorca ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and just 50m from the resort centre, with its good selection of shops and bars. Facilities: Modern family hotel with ground floor adapted rooms, kids’ clubs, entertainment, restaurant with show cooking, pool, gym, fitness, tennis, darts, nearby watersports. Transfer Time: 90 minutes.

Aparthotel Palia Sa Coma Playa, Sa Coma ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located in the resort of Sa Coma, with its long flat promenade, this hotel commands a beachfront location, with a host of resort facilities on your doorstep. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, adults’ and children’s entertainment, kids’ club, games room. Direct access to the promenade and beach, one-bedroomed adapted apartments. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Hipotels Mediterraneo, Sa Coma ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This hotel sits on the shoreline of Sa Coma with enviable views of Sa Coma and Punta d’Ammer. The hotel lies toward the end of the resort, and Cala Millor is just 15 minutes away. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, exclusive use of Blau fitness centre, squash, volleyball, bowls, diving centre, dance nights, live music, pizzeria, Japanese restaurant, WiFi, recommended dress code for dinner. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Protur Hotel Chain, Sa Coma – Choice of 5 Hotels Biomar, Palmeras, Sa Coma Playa, Safari Park, Vista Badia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ /✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ S  elf-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couple / Families

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Location: This group of hotels has something to suit any taste and is located in the tourist area of Sa Coma, on the road towards Cala Millor. The beach is located between 100m – 400m away with its long flat promenade where you will find a host of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. Whatever your requirements are, we can match the right choice of Protur hotel to suit. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna, miniclubs, waterpark, exotic gardens. Transfer Time: 75 minutes. 21


Garbi Aparthotel, Cala Millor ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: The popular Garbi hotel is located in the resort of Cala Millor, 400m from the beach and pedestrian streets of the resort centre, where you will find a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, air-con, children’s miniclub, tennis, windsurfing/surfing, satellite TV, day and evening entertainment. The terrace features loungers and a snack bar, while the restaurant serves buffet meals. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Cala Millor Garden, Cala Millor ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: The Cala Millor Garden stands in large landscaped grounds, in the East coast resort of Cala Millor. 200m away you will find the resort centre and beach, which offers a long flat promenade, ideal for that evening stroll. Facilities: Indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, gym, sauna, day and evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Hotel Iberostar, Cala Millor ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Right on the promenade of Cala Millor beach, and set beside Punt de n’Amer nature reserve. If long, lazy beach days are top of your list, then Cala Millor is for you – the resort has one of the best beaches in Mallorca. Facilities: Pool, spa, sauna, fitness room, miniclub, entertainment, WiFi. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Hipotels Hotels, Cala Millor Choice of 3 Hotels – Bahia Grande, Flamenco, Mercedes ✶✶✶✶S  elf-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couple / Families

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Location: This impressive chain of hotels is located on the beach front of Cala Millor next to the flat promenade front and close to all the resort facilities, shop, bars and restaurants. Facilities: 24hr reception, buffet/restaurant, bar/café, terrace solarium, outdoor pool, indoor pool, WiFi, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, bike hire, car hire, currency exchange, gym. *Please ask for facilities specific to each hotel when calling Enable. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Cap de Mar Aparthotel, Cala Bona ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The Cap de Mar is ideally located on the beachside promenade and is only a short stroll away from the picturesque fishing harbour. Ideally positioned to access the beach, and the shops, bars, and restaurants of the resort. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with pool bar, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Spa centre, buffet-style restaurant, bar/lounge. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

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Playa de Muro Playa de Muro is a grand line of Blue Flag white sandy beaches that stretch on for over nine miles, with water that is shallow but with a slightly larger surf than some Mallorcan beaches. The Playa de Muro Beach is often pleasingly quiet due to its out-oftown location. The tree-lined promenade is flat and bordered by countless shops, restaurants and bars, which generally have a more upmarket feel than some resorts on the island and cater for customers craving affordable luxury. There are amenities on the beach and attractions nearby as well as in the town to keep visitors entertained. The nature lovers amongst you may want to visit the S’Albufera

Natural Park, where some of the resort’s most beautiful scenic sights are to be seen as well as over 200 species of birds. As for man-made beauty, a trip to the old town in Alcudia will reveal ancient city walls, Roman ruins, and some intriguing old mansions. Like many of Mallorca’s resorts the seafood and tapas here is often fantastic, while other restaurants supply international cuisine.

Iberostar Hotels, Playa de Muro – Choice of 4 Hotels Albufera Playa, Albufera Park, Playa de Muro, Playa de Muro Village ✶✶✶✶✶/✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive / Unlimited Service* Suitable for Families / Couples

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Location: The hotels in this comprehensive chain occupy superb beach front locations and are in the perfect position to explore the north of this majestic island. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, day and evening entertainment, kids’ clubs, spa and fitness centre, WiFi and sports facilities. *Available in selected hotels only, please ask for facilities specific to each hotel when calling. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Be Live Palace de Muro, Playa de Muro ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This hotel is ideally situated for those beach lovers that are looking for quality with its beachfront location. The nearest shops, bars and restaurants are located 300m away and the port of Alcudia is 4km. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, day and evening entertainment, attractive gardens, satellite TV, dining options, spa, fitness centre, kids’ club, minibar, WiFi. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Aparthotel Playa Garden, Playa de Muro ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-catering / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families / Couples Location: This accommodation is right on the beach in the Playa de Muro area of Alcudia in the north of Mallorca. Near the hotel there is a small variety of bars, restaurants and shops. A short ride away you will find C’an Picafort and the Port of Alcudia. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with a ramp, indoor swimming pool, buffet restaurant, à la carte restaurant, pool bar, wellness centre, miniclub, children’s pool, entertainments team. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

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Cala Ratjada, Alcudia Cala Ratjada and Alcudia are two of Mallorca’s more intimate destinations, despite Alcudia’s size and Cala Ratjada’s popularity. Cala Ratjada – whose name means “The Bay of Rays” – offers a secluded small beach and harbour with a dramatic, jagged coastline that crackles with energy and excited tourists. Popular with families, couples and young people, Cala Ratjada offers a broad choice of places to eat and socialise, and there are some great opportunities for shopping throughout the town, with souvenirs and gifts filling the shops. Conversely, Alcudia is a bustling, large Mallorcan resort populated by old mansion houses, museums and a local market. The Old Town of Alcudia dates back to Roman times, so there are plenty of chances for historical sightseeing. There are also engaging cultural

attractions such as the sculpture garden and modern art to be found at the Ben Jakober Foundation. While the nightlife remains fairly lowkey in both resorts, the sheer size of Alcudia means that there is more going on in the evenings. However, both resorts offer bars and venues to talk, drink and be merry in until late if you are craving a full evening of entertainment.

Hotel Iberostar Pinos Park, Cala Ratjada ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Hotel Iberostar Pinos Park, part of the renowned Iberostar hotel chain, is set in an idyllic location directly on the beach in the bay of Font de Sa Cala and approximately 4km from the centre of Cala Ratjada. The Hotel Iberostar Pinos Park has direct access down some steps to the beach. Facilities: Bar, restaurant, pool, kids’ clubs, kids’ water park, WiFi, bike hire, mini golf, fun fitness programme, entertainment. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

EIX Alcudia, Alcudia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This hotel is an excellent location, right in Puerto de Alcudia and only 150m from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The marina is a mere 150m away, whilst the Paseo Marítimo - with its brilliant array of shops and restaurants - is approximately 200m away. Facilities: This traditional Mallorcan-style building consists of four floors set around an outdoor swimming pool and patio, surrounded by palm trees. Other facilities include a spa, gym, snack bar, restaurant, bar and WiFi access. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Alcudia Garden Aparthotel, Alcudia ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set in the heart of Alcudia and a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Close to the shops, bars and nightlife in the Port d’Alcudia. Facilities: Bright and airy apartments set in lush, well maintained gardens, air-con, pool, indoor pool, restaurants, bar, basic gym, bike hire, WiFi, massage area, live shows, miniclub. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Sol Alcudia Centre Aparthotel, Alcudia ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set in one of the most popular streets in Puerto Alcudia, the Alcudia Centre is 150m from the beach and its long flat walk way. A wide selection of bars and restaurants are located on your doorstep, just 300m away. Facilities: Evening entertainment, miniclub, on-site supermarket and hairdressers. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

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Menorca is a more relaxing destination when comparing it to some of its livelier neighbours. As well as beautiful beaches, the absence of over-development allows visitors to enjoy a traditional and natural environment. This includes over 100 prehistoric ruins (the most you’ll find anywhere in Europe) and over 900 species of flowering plants, rare butterflies and birds. Other not-to-be-missed attractions include sampling the island’s famous lobster stew and taking a sip or two of pomade – a local gin from earthenware bottles which is mixed with lemonade. As the Mediterranean’s party capital, Ibiza may be buzzing with dance music. And if that’s your scene, head to San Antonio, where there are many accessible clubs and partying into the early hours. If, on the other hand, you prefer a much more laid-back holiday, Ibiza has so much more to offer. With such a long coastline, you’re never far away from a secluded sandy cove and quieter resorts like Santa Eulalia and Es Cana. The island is also draped in stunning architecture, including the Curia’s House, Santo Domingo’s Church, Sant Jordi, Francesc de s’Estany and the Phoenician town Sa Caleta.

Menorca – Cala N Bosch, Cala N Forcat, Son Bou, Cala Galdana The purpose-built and lively resort of Cala’n Bosch has a marina lined with beautiful yachts and a range of bars and open-air eateries. It is only “lively” by Menorca’s calming standards, so there are still plenty of ways to enjoy a soothing holiday. Cala’n Forcat offers a number of appealing restaurants, bars and nightclubs to enjoy. A family-friendly atmosphere infuses the resort’s main touristic activities, such as the nearby Aqua Centre waterpark in Los Delfines and some historic museums. Son Bou provides guests with the longest beach in Menorca, plus a wide variety of entertainment and cuisines. The resort’s themed bars keep children entertained while their parents enjoy a chilled beverage, after which the family can head into the sun once more to browse the shops or find a relaxing spot by the sea.

Despite its small size, Cala Galdana is one of Menorca’s most loved and visited resorts; a reputation that has helped christen it “The Queen of the Calas”. Surrounded by a dreamlike bay, this relaxing spot offers tranquillity throughout its beaches, bars, restaurants and accommodation. The sea’s gentle shelving is also ideal for families with children and for people with reduced mobility.

Viva Menorca Apartments, Cala���n Bosch ✶✶✶✶S  elf-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: This popular accommodation is located 800m from the resort centre and marina and the beach can be found 900m away. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor heated pool, gym, sauna, whirlpool, hotel-run kids’ club, free WiFi in selected areas and a wide choice of sporting activities. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Globales Club Almirante Farragut, Cala’n Forcat ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: The resort of Cala’n Forcat can be found 500m away, whereby you will find the waterpark, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel is located in a stunning seafacing location with views over the bays of Ciutadella and Cala n Forcat. Facilities: Outdoor saltwater pool, kids’ club, a selection of land- and water-based sports and entertainment. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

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Hotel Royal Son Bou, Son Bou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel is very family-friendly, and provides both entertainment for children and opportunities to relax and indulge for adults. Facilities: 24hr reception, currency exchange, wake up calls, luggage storage, car hire, laundry service, pool towel service, florist service, two restaurants. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Artiem Audax, Cala Galdana ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This adults-only accommodation stands on the sea front, 100m from Cala Galdana Beach, and surrounded by a “Natural Zone of Special Interest”. Facilities: Spa, Italian/Menorcan fusion restaurant, restaurant with show cooking, snack pool bar, café and lounge, outdoor swimming pool, gym. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Hotel Ilunion Menorca, Cala Galdana ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This family complex pays close attention to its adapted accommodation, and stands in Cala Galdana close to three of Menorca’s most beautiful beaches. Facilities: Snack bar, restaurant with buffet service, outdoor swimming pool, WiFi in common areas, room service, laundry service, internet point, miniclub, children’s animation programmes. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Barcelo Menorca Hotel, Es Castell ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Formerly known as Barcelo Hamilton, this hotel is ideally located overlooking the bay of Mahon, above the seafront promenade which leads to the beautiful Cales Font Bay. The hotel is also in close proximity to the small town of Es Castell. A Great position for touring the island. Facilities: Two pools, bars, restaurant, à la carte dining, fresh new-look rooms with rain effect showers, satellite TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, WiFi, and entertainment. Transfer Time: 15 minutes. A part of the Barcelo Hotel Group.

Hotel Artiem Carlos III, Es Castell ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Located in the resort of Castell, 2km from the island’s capital, Mahon with a seafront location. The resort centre is 600m away and 800m from Calas Fonts fishing port. Facilities: Restaurant and bar, outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, occasional evening entertainment, spa with sauna and Turkish bath. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

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Ibiza – Santa Eulalia, San Antonio Bay, Es Cana, Figueretas Santa Eulalia is a family-friendly destination for those looking to embrace more of Ibiza’s beauty, culture and welcoming nature and a little less of its wild side. The palm-edged promenade, the wonderful marina and the renowned quality of the local dishes make Santa Eulalia an enormously appealing destination for anyone fancying a sizzling climate and beautiful surroundings. Famed for its nearby nightlife, San Antonio Bay provides a beautiful and relaxed base with chilled bars and restaurants that are the briefest journey away from Ibiza’s clubs that rival the best in the world. The Bay offers a number of golden beaches – five small ones and the main beach – and a stroll along the palm-lined promenade that connects each one is a wonderful way to begin or end the day.

Situated on the east coast of the island, the small village of Es Cana is a beautiful getaway to relax on the sand, indulge in culinary treats, enjoy the weekly Hippy Market, and embrace some of the most loved nightlife in the world. Both the beaches and the main strip offer bars with cocktails and food of most kinds, including local cuisine, barbecue meat and snacks. Figeuretas has a more family-oriented feel than some Ibizan resorts and boasts a gorgeous promenade, a golden beach and fantastic views of the Mediterranean.

Hotel La Cala, Santa Eulalia ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Sitting just 50m from the resort’s promenade, 200m to the beach and just 10m from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants, the Hotel La Cala is in such a prime location, it’s always a firm favourite with our clients. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, spa with sauna, steam room and gym, occasional live music and WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Apartments Duquesa Playa, Santa Eulalia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Families Location: This great accommodation is located in the centre of the resort and lies just 200m from the beach and the marina area. Facilities: The Duquesa’s crowning glory is no doubt its rooftop swimming pool with pool house, very well planned two-bedroomed apartments with air-con, restaurant, bar, WiFi. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle and Spa, Santa Eulalia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: Relax at this luxurious hotel, set on the peaceful marina of Santa Eulalia. The Hotel Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle and Spa offers sublime views of Formentera out in the distance across the dazzling turquoise sea. The beach is 50m away and 100m to the resort centre. Facilities: Three outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool, luxury spa, wide selection of gourmet dining. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Hotel Bellamar, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: 50m from the seafront promenade and 15 minutes’ walk to lively San Antonio. Close to shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre, minibar, satellite TV, air-con, gym, occasional evening entertainment and WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Hotel Hawaii, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Adjacent to the hotel you will find the resort’s sandy beach and a good selection of restaurants 500m away. The main nightlife of San Antonio is 1.5km away so you are close enough to all the action, without having it sitting on your doorstep. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, kids’ club and a varied daytime entertainment programme. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel Arenal, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The Arenal hotel has a prime beachfront location, with both public transport and nearest bars just 50m away. Travel just 500m and you will be in the heart of San Antonio. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor heated pool (winter only), tennis courts, gym and sauna. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

THB Ocean Beach, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: The THB Ocean Beach Hotel is located on the S’Arenal beachfront with direct access to San Antonio Bay’s maritime promenade and beautiful views of the bay. There are plenty of local attractions including shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, nightclubs and watersports within easy reach of this Ibiza aparthotel. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, gym, tennis court, WiFi and evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Invisa Es Pla, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This adults-only hotel provides guests with some awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean, and stands just 300m from the San Antonio Bay beach. Facilities: Restaurant, snack bar, multi-purpose sports court, tennis, table tennis, rifle shooting, gym, pool table, petanque, WiFi, solarium, two swimming pools, multilingual staff. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel Marina Palace, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel stands in a calm, secluded area of Cala de Bou that remains close to restaurants, bars and shops, on the seafront of San Antonio Bay. Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools, restaurant, gym, bar/lounge, multilingual staff, laundry service, concierge, table tennis, tennis court. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Playa Bella Apartments, San Antonio Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Families Location: This welcoming apartment complex stands beside the beautiful Punta Xinxo Beach, in the heart of the bay. Facilities: Swimming pool, two restaurants, entertainment area, splash park, pool bar, terrace with sun loungers. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

THB Los Molinos, Figueretas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: With views to the beautiful beach of Figueretes, you can enjoy a fantastic day relaxing by the pool, having a cocktail at the pool bar or even enjoying a massage. The resort centre is 1.5km away for a wide choice of shops and nightlife. Facilities: Swimming pool, heated indoor pool, spa, gym, WiFi access. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Hotel Sirenis Goleta, Figueretas / Playa d’en Bossa ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples Location: This stylish hotel provides a cool, easy-going ambience, and stands on the Playa d’en Bossa, one of the longest beaches on the island, close to shops and extremely pleasing restaurants. Facilities: 24hr reception, adult pool, luggage room, postal service, internet centre, WiFi, laundry, spa wellness and beauty centre, currency exchange, billiards, table tennis, children’s pool, entertainments programme. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Hotel Miami, Es Cana ✶✶✶S  elf-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Just 500m from the resort centre, the hotel Miami hosts a beachfront location with a choice of shops, bars and restaurants all close by. Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools with children’s pool, entertainments programme and a selection of sports activities. Transfer Time: 35 minutes.

Jessica’s Choice

Jess has over 20 years of experience in travel. Her passport has been stamped in an extensive range of destinations, including: Mallorca, Ibiza, Disneyland Paris, Cyprus, Canada, New England, Jerusalem, Luxor and Lapland, to name a few! But her favourite destination of all would be Luxor for its incredible history and culture. 29


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Spain has been a favourite destination for British tourists for over 50 years. We’ve been drawn by the sunshine and the glorious beaches. We’ve marvelled at the flamenco and the fiestas. We’ve embraced the excitement and delicious cuisine, the traditions and the scintillating nightlife. And we’ve returned in droves year after year. Spain has never lost its appeal – only now it’s even better than ever for tourists with impaired mobility.

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Sun-drenched Costa Blanca is home to one of the most accessible holiday locations in Europe – namely Benidorm – and boasts many of Spain’s best and most beautiful Blue Flag beaches. It’s an ideal all-yearround destination that attracts visitors to its lively nightspots as well as its calmer and more soothing hideaways, all set against a soaring backdrop of Mediterranean coastline and magnificent rocky hills and cliffsides.

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The Costa Blanca – in English “White Coast” – offers a sensational array of accessible beaches, accommodation and attractions, making it one of our most popular destinations. Nature reserves, caves, waterfalls, bustling markets and fiesta-filled villages combine with a sub-tropical climate and miles of perfect beaches to make the Costa Blanca a holiday that is hard to resist. Beach lovers will embrace the region’s brilliant golden stretches of sand, which range from quiet coves such as El Portet beach at Moraira, and gorgeous sandy shores and a more vibrant atmosphere. However, as a popular tourist resort, there are plenty of theme parks, attractions and shows to enjoy if you are inclined to want more than simply lounging on a glorious beach. After a long day of soaking the sun, it’s a treat to be able to explore the Costa Blanca’s lively nightlife. There are numerous places to enjoy a delicious seafood or tapas dinner before venturing out into the bubbling evening to enjoy the music and perhaps a cheeky cocktail. Lively promenades often allow access to the area’s many fiestas, while the countless bars with outdoor terraces provide revellers with views of the Costa Blanca’s picturesque coast and exquisitely rolling scenery. There truly is a fantastic choice of things to do at night – not least to enjoy some live music which will range from pulse-racing salsa to traditional flamenco.

Benidorm Benidorm was recently voted by the Enable Holidays team as the most accessible holiday destination in Europe. Hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and clubs welcome guests with all levels of mobility, while the equipment hire available is extensive and offers good value and the beaches are accessible too. The beautiful setting with its two gloriously sandy bays has helped to maintain Benidorm’s popularity, and offers grandiose views in each direction of the Poniente and Levante beaches. For the best views of the sprawling coastline, many people like to take a boat ride from Benidorm to Calpe.

Enjoy a night of entertainment at the Benidorm palace with live bands, jugglers, flamenco dancers, magicians and much more.

Hotel Brisa, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: Set on the seafront promenade in the Rincon de Loix area of Levante. With everything that this resort has to offer on your doorstep it is no wonder that this boutique-style hotel welcomes guests from all over Europe time and time again. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, lounge bar, pool bar, small children’s play area, day and evening activities (July / August only), mini fridge, LCD TV, shop and hairdressers. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Hotel Helios, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This really popular hotel is just a short walk from a great selection of shops, bars and restaurants and just 350m will take you to the seafront and its wonderfully flat promenade. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, poolside bar/bar, restaurant, children’s play area, day and evening activities for all the family. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

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Hotel RH Victoria, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: 300m from the seafront in the “old town” area of Benidorm, and with a selection of shops and bars within 250m to help you enjoy this smart hotel designed in the theme of a trans-Atlantic liner. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, salon area, gym, beauty salon, bar, restaurant, entertainment (high season only). Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Hotel Sol Ocas, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: 300m from the beach in the Rincon de Loix area of Levante, this well-known hotel will appeal to those looking for a fun-filled, entertainment-packed holiday in a central location. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pools and children’s pools, poolside bar, bar, restaurant, day and evening entertainment programme. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Hotel Orange, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set on a pedestrianised area 250m from the beach, this lively hotel is for anyone looking for a bright and busy location with bars and shops close by. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, small children’s pool, restaurant, pub, kids’ playground, entertainment (July/August only). Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Aparthotel Terra Alta, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Groups / Families Location: Peaceful location in the Poniente area, this popular friendly complex will suit those looking to be on the outskirts of the main Benidorm area. 15-20 minutes’ walk down quite a long incline will take you to the beach area, and a good selection of shops and bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with small children’s slide area, kids’ pool, kids’ play area, covered pool (winter only), poolside bar, restaurant, small programme of evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Hotel Melia Benidorm, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set in its own spectacular gardens yet only 900m from Levante beach, the hotel will appeal to those looking for a relaxed oasis in a central location. Facilities: Outdoor lagoon-style swimming pools and children’s pool, indoor pool, small spa and beauty room, small gym, kids’ play area and club room, poolside bar, piano bar, restaurant, varied day and evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

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Hotel RH Royal, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: 300m from the seafront in the “old town” area of Benidorm, with a selection of shops and bars within 250m. This adults-only hotel is for those wanting a quieter base – with entertainment available at its sister hotel the Victoria across the road. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, bar, restaurant, small gym. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Hotel Venus, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends Location: Ever had that argument of which is best, being close to beach or close to the resort facilities? Well, why not have them both? The Venus Hotel is located just 300m from Benidorm’s famous Levante beach, yet 200m in the opposite direction you will be in the heart of the action, with shops, bars and restaurants aplenty. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, café bar Drachma, small children’s play area, day and evening activities (July / August only). Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Gran Hotel Bali, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: Set in a quieter area of Benidorm’s Poniente region, with a small selection of shops and bars nearby. A short walk downhill will take you to the beach and flat seafront promenade, from where you can stroll along to livelier Levante. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pools and children’s pool, poolside bar, bar, restaurant, live music and entertainment. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Marconfort Essence, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This adults-only hotel provides a peaceful and entertaining base from which to enjoy your accessible holiday, and stands just 700m from the local beaches in Benidorm. Facilities: 24hr reception, car hire, currency exchange, library, wellness centre, gym, chill-out pool, WiFi, massage service, laundry service, medical assistance. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Marconfort Suites, Benidorm ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: This musically themed hotel provides fun-filled accessible accommodation, and stands just 700m from the local beaches in Benidorm. Facilities: 24hr reception, car hire, currency exchange, library, wellness centre, bike rental, billiards, darts, table tennis, karaoke, games room. There are also musical theme parties, with different events themed around a different musical genre. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

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Calpe, Albir Surrounded by five sandy beaches, the famously artistic spot of Calpe is both exquisitely attractive and filled with accessible entertainment. Calpe is most famous for its incredible landmark, the “Penon de Ifach”, which is a gigantic 600m-high rock on Calpe Beach. Calpe Beach and its several other beaches have all been granted a Blue Flag, and each has fantastic facilities as well as a high level of cleanliness. Calpe’s famous fish market is certainly worth a visit for seafood fans. Nearby restaurants will display raw fish out front and allow customers to point to the food they want to eat before it is taken to the kitchen to be prepared. There are also dozens of bars,

clubs and discos to be enjoyed. Albir is a petite, modern resort with a soothing atmosphere that perfectly complements a relaxing holiday. Its near-600m of Blue Flag beach is clean, safe, and has a beach-side promenade. There are also numerous restaurants to be found throughout the attractive town, as well as a handful of pleasant shops to explore.

AR Diamante Beach and Spa, Calpe ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: This elegant hotel sits just 200m from the beach, and five minutes’ walk from a selection of shops, bars and restaurants and for those who wish to venture further afield the centre of Calpe is 0.6km via the seafront promenade. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pools, bar, buffet restaurant, à la carte restaurant (supplement will apply). Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Gran Hotel Sol Y Mar, Calpe ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: The Gran Hotel Sol Y Mar is ideally located in the centre of the resort of Calpe, set just in front of the Arenal beach. Guests will find the old town within walking distance of the hotel where numerous bars, restaurants and shops can be found. The hotel boasts wonderful views over the Peñon de Ifach Rock. Facilities: Pool, fitness centre, spa, restaurants, bar, coffee shop/café, minibar, DVD player, safe and satellite TV. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

AR Roca Esmeralda and Spa, Calpe ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Friendly hotel close to the beach, with a small selection of bars and local restaurants within 100m, the centre of Calpe within 2.5km. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, bar, poolside bar, buffet restaurant, à la carte restaurant (supplement will apply). Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Kaktus Albir, Albir ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: This accessible accommodation stands just in front of the Albir Pebble Beach in L’Alfaz del Pi, 8km from Benidorm. Facilities: Air-con, heating, 24hr reception, gym, covered and heated pool, Jacuzzi, buffet restaurant, WiFi, games room, bar-café, solarium, outside pool. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

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Torrevieja, Santa Pola Though not as famous as Benidorm, Torrevieja is a bustling town during the summer months, when its population swells with British and Spanish tourists. The local varied landscape includes man-made lakes, and the golden sandy beaches at La Mata have wooden decking, allowing for good access to the beach. Enjoy a weekly local market and shopping malls plus varied beachside shops, pavement cafés and local restaurants in this favourite Spanish resort.

the week and a busy street market on a Monday and Saturday morning. There is a marked walking route alongside the rural beaches at the southern end of Santa Pola, and a 7km promenade which connects all of the beaches in the central area.

Santa Pola is a relatively undiscovered Spanish gem, with an attractive modern marina and pavement cafés, shops and restaurants available. The resort holds a daily fish market during

Hotel Playas de Torrevieja, La Mata near Torrevieja ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends and Groups Location: In the traditional Spanish seaside town of La Mata, the hotel is located near to the more well-known resort of Torrevieja (five minutes’ drive). A short 250m stroll down a small incline will take you to the beach of the resort, where a small promenade starts a small selection of beach side bars. An accessible walkway can access the beach. Weekly Spanish market is held in town. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, kids’ playground, gym, billiards. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Santara Resort, Santa Pola ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This peaceful resort is popular with over-55s, and stands in a quiet residential area, 2.5 miles from the resort of Santa Pola, to the south of Alicante. The small accessible tourist train makes 11 stops around the resort and car hire is recommended for travelling further afield. Facilities: Outdoor pool (seasonal), spa (with charge), indoor pool (with charge), gym, medical centre, shopping area, theatre, exhibition room, à la carte restaurant, hairdressers, newsagent, supermarket, cocktail bar, pool bar, sports bar, shops, Jacuzzi, sauna, car hire, bike rental. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Bordered by tiny yet beautiful islands, the Costa Brava lies to the north of Catalunya. The area’s romantic stretches of coastline edged by the turquoise sea make appealing draws for UK visitors, as does the contrast between the region’s neat and well-kept areas and those that remain natural and untamed. Rugged coves and peaceful bays edge the region, while exploring slightly inland one will quickly find verdant woodlands alive with varied flora and fauna.

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Costa Brava, which translates as “Wild Coast”, embraces both the charm of its past and the vibrancy of contemporary dining and nightlife. The region is rich in cultural history, as demonstrated by the Greco Ruins at Empuries, the rustic architecture, the Tossa de Mar’s ancient castle and the Salvador Dali Museum, which exhibits the work of the Costa Brava’s most famous resident. As for the region’s gastronomical delights, fine dining and locally produced wines pay homage to the Costa Brava’s reputation of providing some of the best cuisine in Europe. Sample both simple café dishes as well as Michelin-level masterpieces, because the food in this region is worth enjoying at every budget level. After a rewarding and filling Mediterranean meal, it’s worth exploring the energetic bars and clubs in order to truly gain a feel for the region. Locally produced wine flows and cocktails are mixed in hip yet traditional nightclubs, where instead of the pop music or typical dance tunes you are likely to hear in many British drinking holes, the young DJs in the Costa Brava are more likely to spin gentler, softer sounds to keep the evening lively yet comparably relaxed. Sunshine is fairly likely to glow warmly above the region at all times of the year, but if you are able to visit outside of the school holidays there are ideal trips to be made during May, June and September.

Tossa de Mar – Costa Brava; Santa Susanna, Pineda de Mar – Costa de Barcelona Tossa de Mar is a pretty town built around the magnificent Vila Vella in the oldest section, and is entirely surrounded by a city wall. The main beach offers an aquatic wheelchair plus a shower with grab-rails and a seat. On the Costa Maresme in Catalonia, Santa Susanna lies between the shimmering Med and the mountainous backdrop of the Massif Montenegre range. Santa Susanna offers experiences for visitors hungry for history, and a modern seafront with shops, eateries and an enjoyable nightlife. There is a wide spread of shops and bars that help to fill both days and nights with activities, and a good selection of restaurants in which to sample the local cuisine.

Pineda de Mar is one of the Costa’s quieter, smaller resorts, and has a typically Spanish feel. The resort is particularly suitable for families due to its safety and popularity with both local residents and visitors craving a less typically touristic holiday. Its appearance is beautifully traditional with its tree-lined streets, an 11th Century church and whitewashed houses.

GHT Oasis Tossa and Spa, Tossa de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Within a short stroll of traditional Spanish bars and restaurants. This resort has a selection of shop-lined streets to wander round. A 10 minute stroll will take you to the flat area behind a golden sandy beach. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, bar / restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Hotel Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board (high season only) Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Central location in Tossa de Mar, this older hotel will appeal to those wanting location over luxury – a short walk will bring you to shops and pavement cafés, tapas bars and restaurants. The beach is just five minutes from the hotel. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with small children’s section, small kids’ play area, indoor pool, bar / restaurant, evening entertainment (high season). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Aqua Hotel Montagut, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel stands at the very heart of Santa Susanna, with the seafront promenade just 150m away. Those searching for retail therapy will not have to go far, as the large shopping centre of Santa Susanna is just 200m away. Access to spa treatments can also be taken from their sister hotel, Aquamarina spa, located just two minutes away. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, kids’ play area, snack bar, bar / restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Aqua Hotel Onabrava, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: For those looking for a quieter resort, a small selection of shops and bars are nearby. In main season a small weekly market is held too. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, kids’ play area, snack bar, bar / restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal) Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Caprici Verd, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: At the start of Santa Susanna promenade, an evening stroll along the promenade will give access to the shops and pavement cafés nearby. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, miniclub, indoor pool, snack bar, restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Montemar Maritim, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Close to cafés and shops, the hotel is within easy walking distance of more central areas. A large flat promenade will allow access to all the resort has to offer. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with children’s section, miniclub, snack bar, bar / restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Hotel Aquamarina and Spa, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Aqua Hotel Aquamarina is situated on the Avinguda del Mar, a touristic area of Santa Susanna. This small town, located on the North of the Costa Barcelona has the privilege of being located between the sea and the mountains. You will find a good selection of bars, cafés and shops close to this hotel. Facilities: Swimming pool, multisport pitch, mini and maxi clubs, live entertainment, wellness spa, and cinema. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Hotel Alhambra, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This family hotel stands on the Santa Susanna beachfront, and just 800m from the town centre with its inviting bars, restaurants and cafés. Facilities: 24hr reception, buffet restaurant, games room, table tennis, billiards, shop, currency exchange, snack bar, bar, ice cream bar, dance floor, sauna, gym, garden, swimming pool, solarium, volleyball, children’s playground. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Hotel Mercury, Santa Susanna ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This friendly, entertainment-packed hotel is located in Santa Susanna beside the Mercury Village amenities complex, with its supermarkets, bar and ice cream parlour. Facilities: Bar, café, restaurant, WiFi throughout, shop, ATM, TV room, adult swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, luggage lockers, gym, laundry, medical assistance close by, kids’ club, beach miniclub. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Aqua Hotel Promenade, Pineda de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Within a few steps of a selection of pavement cafés, bars and restaurants plus a selection of shops. The town square holds a weekly market. Just a short stroll will take you to the flat wide path that runs behind the beach. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with children’s section, miniclub, bar / restaurant, day and evening entertainment (seasonal). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Aqua Hotel Nostre Mar Apartments, Pineda de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set just behind the Hotel Promenade on a quiet street, with a selection of shops bars and restaurants nearby. Guests can use the entertainment and pool facilities of the hotel promenade. Short stroll to the beach. Facilities: Reception, café, bar, self-catering accommodation comprises of double bedroom and a lounge/diner, and is equipped with a sofa bed, a telephone, a TV and a safe. They also have a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and individually regulated air-con and balcony or a terrace. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Mary has been in travel for 34 years. She’s visited many resorts, including the Balearics, Canaries and Portugal; but her favourite hotel is the White Rocks in Kefalonia. She is currently working on expanding our portfolio of resorts and accessible hotels. So, if you have a specific destination on your bucket list that’s not in this brochure, please call her on 0871 222 4939 (Calls from landlines cost less than 10p per minute. Mobile prices may differ).


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The Mediterranean climate keeps the Costa Dorada’s winters cool and summers warm and dry, and is complemented by the shelter offered by the region’s statuesque mountains. There are also some of the finest honey-coloured beaches to be found in Europe, and the sea is both far warmer and clearer than that which you will ever find back home.

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The Costa Dorada is scattershot with gorgeous traditional towns and villages, overflowing with trendy bars and energetic nightclubs, and accompanied by some of Spain’s best vineyards and olive groves.

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PortAventura, Salou, La Pineda While PortAventura is often the main reason that people visit this region, both Salou and La Pineda have many reasons of their own to entice visitors. Salou’s natural port, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife are well-documented, and make the area a must-see spot for visitors in search of a lively Spanish stay. The resort lies at the centre of the Costa Dorada, providing visitors with some of the most naturally beautiful surroundings across the whole coastline. Nearby villages and towns provide ample opportunities for days out while the resort itself offers culture, history and sporting opportunities in equal measure – not to mention the late bars and clubs.

La Pineda is ideal for family holidays and couples, and offers a slightly more laid back experience than the exciting bustle of Salou. The soft and sandy beach may be the magnet for many of La Pineda’s visitors, but there are also plenty of bars and restaurants as well as the Aquapolis waterpark that even offers an accessible water buggy for wheelchair users. PortAventura is a Salou-based theme park that offers shows, games and rides and includes six themed areas that offer access to people with various levels of mobility.

Gold River, PortAventura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Families

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Location: Price for this hotel provides unlimited entry to the fantastic PortAventura theme park, and the accommodation stands within its own grounds 20-30 minutes’ walk from the centre of Salou. Facilities: 24hr reception, four restaurants, two bars, two adult and one children’s swimming pool (May-Sept), WiFi, 24hr emergency medical service, internet centre, laundry service, souvenir shop, massage service, spa. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Location: This large hotel is set in village-style buildings within the grounds of PortAventura, and is especially suitable for those looking to enjoy all that this thrilling theme park has to offer – with six themed areas offering daily shows and activities! The shops and restaurants of Salou can be reached in approximately 30 minutes depending upon your level of mobility. Facilities: Main buffet restaurant, with a piazza area having a selection of cafés and à la carte restaurants to choose from. Outdoor pools with children’s sections. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Medplaya Piramide, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: 10 minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Salou, the hotel has a great position in a central location, within five minutes a selection of shops, bars and restaurants are available. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, large games room with TV, entertainment lounge with stage, saloon bar. Day and evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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California Gardens, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: This friendly hotel has a great position in a central location near to a range of restaurants shops and pavement café, 10 minutes’ walk will find you on the long flat seafront promenade. Facilities: Large sun terraces with two outdoor pools with children’s sections, pool bar, mini golf, small kids’ playground, daytime activities and an evening entertainment programme for all ages. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Jaime I, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: This basic older hotel is in a good central location, and only a couple of minutes’ walk will bring you to a wide range of shops and bars, with the beach a short 7-10 minutes’ walk away. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, with children’s section. Day and evening activities for adults and children, indoor pool and spa area (payable locally), beauty room (payable locally), mini golf (payable locally), games room, children’s miniclub room and shop. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Blaumar, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: On the seafront road, this modern hotel sits in prime position, directly opposite the beach and promenade. Facilities: Modern buffet restaurant, seafront café, pool bar, terrace areas with outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool with small slide, day and evening entertainment plus miniclub (both seasonal), outdoor play area and games room for children (including Playstation, Game Cube and Game Boy). Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Salauris Palace, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel offers varied cuisine and several large pools, and stands 600m from the beach, 700m from the resort centre and 800m from PortAventura. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, solarium, Jacuzzi, internet corner, WiFi, buffet-style restaurant (dress code applies), bar, snack bar, games room, various sports and activities, children’s pool, kids’ club, mini disco, entertainment programme. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Salou Princess, Salou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This delightfully accessible hotel stands in one of Salou’s liveliest shopping areas, beside the Plaza de Europe and very close to the beach. Facilities: WiFi, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, children’s pool, sun terrace, English-style pub, sports taverna, restaurant with show cooking, pool bar, internet corner, miniclub, children’s entertainment programme, billiards, table tennis, games machines. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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On the south eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, bordered by the Costa Blanca and the Costa Almeria, lies the Costa Calida, aka, Warm Coast. The resort was given this name due to its consistently comfortable climate throughout the year, which has around 315 annual days of sun.

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The resort is seen very much as “up and coming” and boasts over 150 miles of coastline, much of which is backed by pine forests and humped dunes. As well as being perfect places to lounge and revel in sunshine, the beaches are often well served by bars, cafés and restaurants overlooking the temperate and crystalline ocean. The landscape of the Costa Calida is fertile and green, often producing an array of fresh fruit and vegetables to be prepared alongside game, farmed meat and the abundant seafood fished from the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean. These factors help to keep the cuisine varied, while often featuring rice in its savoury dishes. These include the “arroz y conejo” (rice with rabbit), “arroz y costillejas” (rice and ribs), and “arroz mariner” (seafood rice). The locally sourced king prawns are particularly adored, and the “huevas de mujol” is a prized type of caviar. The capital city, Murcia, is abundant with museums and attractions, including the Catedral de Santa Maria and the Museo Salizillo. To the north east there is Fortuna, a well-known spa town replete with venues to immerse yourself in health treatments, hydrotherapy and beauty treatments. The Costa Calida’s nightlife is also a joy, offering everything from lowkey pleasures such as people-watching from a pavement café’ to more energetic, lively flamenco shows. With so much to do and explore, it’s little wonder that the Costa Calida is gaining popularity, and may soon rival that of the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava.

Los Alcazares, La Manga, Cartagena These three resorts offer beach perfection, with their flawless coastlines making up much of their welcoming appeal. Los Alcazares sits on the western shoreline of the Mar Menor, a picturesque saltwater lagoon that enjoys an average of 320 days of sunshine each year. Here you will find all the characteristics that make the Costa Calida such a popular holiday destination: exquisite tapas, cheeky drinks, local entertainment and warm water to bathe in. La Manga is a 13 mile long, 100m wide strip of land that edges Mar Menor while also bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This unique holiday destination has gorgeous white-sand beaches on either side with warm waters that never fall below 18ºC. Bars, cafés, restaurants and shops run the full length of the strip while a number

of attractive promenades run along the beaches. Cartagena is the region’s second largest municipality, and is home to not only beaches and divine cuisine, but also many monuments to the resort’s long and interesting Spanish naval history. The Calle Mayor is the place to visit if you are keen to view the architecture of this winding shopping street cumulating in the beautiful seafront marina, also whilst here the recently discovered accessible amphitheatre is well worth a visit.

Hotel Costa Narejos, Los Alcazares ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: 100m via a walkway to the beach of the Mar Menor (little sea) and 400m will take you to a pedestrianised street with a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, bar, restaurant, spa facilities. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Intercontinental Mar Resort ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Suitable for travellers looking for a high quality hotel or selfcatering accommodation with views over the surrounding golf courses. Car hire suggested. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, bars, restaurants, golf, kids’ club (high season only). Transfer Time: 40 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

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Hotel Servigroup Galua, La Manga ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of La Manga strip, this pleasant hotel is a five minutes’ downhill walk from ‘La Bohemia’ square where there is a small selection of cafés and bars. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, bar, restaurant, kids’ club (high season only). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

La Manga Club, Las Lomas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering Suitable for Friends / Families Location: Suitable for travellers looking to hire a car, wanting to explore this unspoilt area of Spain. High quality self-catering accommodation with stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, bars, restaurants on-site, golf and other sports facilities, kids’ club (high season only). All off-site. Transfer Time: 40 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

Sercotel Alfonso XIII, Cartagena ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: On the main avenue into the city, the hotel is around a 10-15 minute walk from the bustling centre of this medieval naval port. A pedestrianised shopping area and the Roman amphitheatre are some of the treats to be discovered. Facilities: Restaurant, bar, breakfast room, fun zone for kids, WiFi, bike rental, air-con. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

NH Campo de Cartagena ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: This modern hotel is around a 20-25 minute walk from the centre of this medieval naval port. Located in a partial residential area with a supermarket and park nearby. Facilities: Restaurant, lobby bar, fully furnished rooms include air-con and central heating with individual climate control. Other amenities include a telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe and internet connection. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Guaranteed adapted rooms Unlike many of our competitors, adapted rooms are guaranteed upon confirmation of a booking with Enable Holidays.

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C&A Tourist Apartments in Cyprus, pictured here, is just one of the properties to offer good levels of adaptation.


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Basque country is a unique holiday location, with an intriguing history and a language all of its own. While the Basque region extends across parts of both Spain and France, Enable Holidays currently has two audited properties in San Sebastian, which is a resort town on the Bay of Biscay.

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Since introducing San Sebastian to our range of accessible holiday destinations, the response from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive, not least due to its fantastic cuisine and fine white beaches.

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San Sebastian is an attractive Spanish city shaped by a tourist trade dating back to the 19th century. The resort’s beachside setting, Michelinstar restaurants, and, best of all, a wide range of accessible holiday activities. When our accessibility expert Annie visited San Sebastian, she was delighted by the opportunities available, with accessible surfing and an accessible tour of a serene vineyard topping the large list of activities she and her group enjoyed sampling. There is also an accessible aquarium, flat walks throughout the city centre, and several charming hotels with adapted accommodation for people with impaired mobility.

San Sebastian Iconic beaches with fine white sand are a popular reason to visit San Sebastian for an accessible holiday – especially when there are beach wheelchairs available, and even disabled-friendly surf lessons. Back in town, museums enlighten visitors on subjects ranging from local history to the ocean, sports to the role of concrete in society. The century-old aquarium is a highlight, and features enormous sharks as well as a tank holding fish that visitors can touch. Other activities on offer are accessible golf taster lessons, an accessible cooking school and a local trip of a vineyard, with wine tasting. The public transport system generally has good accessibility.

Astoria 7 Hotel, San Sebastian ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only / Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: This movie-themed hotel is a stylish getaway with an astonishingly well-adapted room, and stands just a 15-minute walk from the main commercial and tourist sites of San Sebastian. Facilities: Snack bar, restaurant, in-room breakfast service, multilingual concierge service, WiFi, gym, luggage service, LCD TV, DVD Player (with films available at the hotel library), laundry service. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Gaintza Hotel, San Sebastian ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: This charming property is surrounded by vineyards on the hills of the Cantabrian Sea, just 10 minutes’ drive from the fishing village of Getaria, where guests will find a sumptuous selection of seafood restaurants. Facilities: WiFi, guest lounge, garden, table games. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

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Costa Almeria is one of the lesser known Costas and retains a uniquely Spanish feel. Many of the areas that have become more popular with tourists remain relaxed and traditional, unblemished by over-development and offering typically attractive architecture and a welcoming populace. Like the rest of the Costas, Costa Almeria is blessed with a wonderfully temperate climate. With an average temperature that peaks at 27ºC in summer and dips to 13 in January, meaning that it is a pleasant area to visit and explore whatever the time of year.

Roquetas, Almunecar The original small fishing village of Roquetas is a beautiful resort town that celebrates its history and seafood-based gastronomy through annual festivals, and possesses some gloriously attractive beaches. Roquetas is a resort that does not suffer from the overcrowding of some of the resorts in the Costas, meaning that at some points of the year it feels like an undiscovered land. The glorious coastline offers visitors vast and unblemished beaches upon which to sunbathe and swim, while in the town there are numerous delightful seafood and tapas restaurants as well as subdued, cosy bars in which to soak in the calm. Almuñecar has beautiful beaches and a town filled with character offering great tapas bars, shops, and a weekly market. The 26

unique and often fine-sand beaches to be found across this region offer attractive coves and secluded bays that are perfect for enjoying the warm summer, when the average temperature stays within the midto high-20s. In Almuñecar the nightlife is never raucous, but it is the ideal resort to enjoy a buzzing evening in a more typically Spanish style. A “tapas crawl” is a popular way to spend an evening: drinking and sampling the food from bar to bar, never rushing while relishing each bite and every sip.

Best Sabinal, Roquetas de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Prime position on the seafront promenade, looking out over the sandy coastline and Mediterranean Sea. A short flat walk will take you to a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool, kids’ club, café bar/poolside bar, restaurant, indoor pool. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Protur Roquetas Hotel and Spa, Roquetas de Mar ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Quiet location on the seafront with direct access to the flat wide promenade, where you can stroll along to the selection of shops and bars that this resort has to offer. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, splash park, buffet restaurant plus two themed restaurants, day and evening entertainment for children, adult evening entertainment (summer months only). Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Bahia Tropical, Almunecar ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Families Location: With a tranquil backdrop, the Bahia Tropical is ideal for families in between Almeria and Malaga airport. Facilities: Several swimming pools, restaurant and bar, WiFi, day and evening entertainment, spa, kids’ club. There is also an aqua park 20 minutes’ walk away (not run by hotel). Transfer Time: 120 minutes.

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The Costa de la Luz – or “Coast of Light” – lies on the western side of the Andalucia coast, where the beaches are unspoiled and often backed by sand dunes and pine trees.

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There are no high-rise hotel developments to blot the landscape here and the sand is slightly finer than at the beaches of its neighbour Costa del Sol. Traditional local food is often reasonably priced and quite exquisite. Although meat is of course available, many restaurants and bars favour serving seafood, with seafood tapas being a speciality. Despite its renown as a quality holiday destination, you are unlikely to hear many English-speaking voices here at all. On the coast you may see pink flamingos in flight and dolphins in the water, while at the rural south you will encounter hill-top pueblos and lush green cork forests.

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Fuerte El Rompido, Huelva ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This ecological hotel is situated next to the natural setting of Rio Piedras. 400m away you will find the charming village of El Rompid. Facilities: Swimming pools, restaurants, bar, spa with beauty treatments, sports centre, dive centre, WiFi, adventure park for children, kids’ club. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Ilunion Islantilla, Huelva ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Ilunion Islantilla is located just off the seafront promenade, next door to a small commercial centre offering a range of shops and services. The hotel will suit those looking for 4* facilities in a quieter traditional Spanish resort. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, kids’ club and playground, snack bar, garden area with sun umbrellas, high season entertainment programme, indoor pool. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Precise Resort El Rompido, Huelva ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This luxury resort lies in the relaxed Costa de la Luz amongst the heart of a splendid 36-hole golf course. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, sports centre, kids’ club, restaurants, bar and lounge, WiFi. Transfer Time: 75 minutes.

Barceló Isla Cristina, Huelva ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located directly on the Isla Cristina beach in the Andalusian province of Huelva, which borders Portugal. Facilities: Wide variety of bars and restaurants, swimming pool, gym, free WiFi, entertainment programme, miniclub. Transfer Time: 75 minutes. A part of Barceló Hotel Group.

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The Costa del Sol, which means “the sunny coast”, is a hugely popular holiday destination with people from the UK. Enable Holidays can offer a wide variety of accessible accommodation with amenities and opportunities aiming to suit all budgets and needs.

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Sun-worshippers in particular are likely to relish the wonderful swimming pools and beaches to be found across this stretch of Spanish shoreline. The locations and hotels Enable Holidays has selected were chosen to give the best range of options and accessibility, as well as considering tourists who are looking for relaxation, those who are looking to party, and those seeking a balance of the two. If you have never experienced this resort’s warmth, variety and style, the Costa del Sol could be the fantastic choice you are searching for.

Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella Torremolinos was once a quiet fishing village, but the 50s and 60s changed this forever. The sudden influx of tourists took delight in its picturesque location and welcoming atmosphere, with visitors including Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Marlon Brando. Contemporary times have seen Torremolinos evolve into a tourist honeypot where there are the beautiful golden beaches, fresh fish bars, boutiques and drinking holes packed with Spanish character. Fuengirola is slightly less lively but offers a varied charm of its own. The 5-mile beach is clean and well maintained, the delightful Spanish eateries offer a range of fish and meat dishes, and on Tuesday the weekly market spreads across the town centre to offer a wide range of possible souvenirs.

Marbella has 27km of coastline, 24 beaches and 320 days of annual sunshine, making it a haven for beach-lovers and sun-worshippers. It is no wonder that Marbella is popular with celebrities, as there are luxury hotels, stylish bars and high-class restaurants offering exquisite foods. If luxury is not to your tastes (or budget) there are still numerous welcoming and pleasant amenities to enjoy close by.

Sol Don Pablo, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: On the main Torremolinos promenade, 50m to the beach, 100m from shops bars and restaurants. Facilities: Two buffet restaurants, lounge bar, lobby bar, pool bar, hairdressers, kids’ pool and miniclub (summer only), day and evening activities. Indoor pool (winter only). You can also use the facilities of the other two hotels within the complex. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Sol Principe, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: On the main Torremolinos beachfront, set within in its own gardens. Direct access on to the promenade from the hotel grounds (via a ramp). Shops, bars and restaurants all within 100m. 2km to main Torremolinos centre. Facilities: Buffet restaurant, shopping arcade, large lagoon-style pool, plus two children’s pools including splash pool for babies, kids’ play area, Divania Café, sport bar and Caribbean bar, large entertainment area with stage for live shows. Hotel staff run their own entertainment programme for adults and children (day and evening). Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Cervantes, Torremolinos ✶✶✶✶R  oom Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends Location: If your perfect holiday is to be in the heart of the resort then the Cervantes is for you – 900m from the seafront (downhill), but within 50m of Calle san Miguel and its shops bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor pool, indoor pool, games room, gym, massage, bar, pool bar, restaurant, WiFi. Rooms have satellite TV, a spacious balcony, telephone, hairdryer and mini fridge. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Melia Costa del Sol, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Friends Location: On the seafront promenade, near to Bajondillo beach - good selection of shops and restaurants within 50m. Benalmadena and Puerto marina can be reached via seafront walkway (approx. 50 minutes). Facilities: Buffet restaurant, small outdoor pool, kids’ pool, La Proa Gastro bar and lobby bar. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

P and V Stella Polaris, Torremolinos 3 keys Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: These lovely studios have stunning views over the Bajondillo beach area, and though they are a 20 minute walk from the seafront, a selection of shops, bars and restaurants are nearby. Facilities: Outdoor adults’ pool, children’s pool, pool bar, restaurant, launderette. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Isabel, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: On the seafront promenade, near to Bajondillo beach, this hotel with a traditionally Spanish ambience has a good selection of shops and restaurants within 50m. Benalmadena and Puerto marina can be reached via seafront walkway (approx. 50 minutes). Facilities: Restaurant, poolside snack bar, bar. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

MS Amaragua Hotel, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Located on the seafront, the Amaragua looks out directly on to the Mediterranean and the flat pedestrian promenade of the traditional neighbourhood of the Carihuela. Facilities: Pool, restaurant, snack bar, lobby bar, fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, massage, spa and wellness centre, fully furnished rooms include air-con and central heating with individual climate control. Other amenities include a telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe and internet connection. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Sol House Aloha, Torremolinos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel sits at the front of the Paseo Maritime seafront promenade with direct access to the glorious Carihuela Beach, close to the entertainment area of Puerto Marina. Facilities: Free WiFi, three outdoor pools, children’s pool, LCD TV, aircon, terrace, pool table, medical services close to hotel, laundry and ironing service, gift shop, towel service, babysitter (on request), currency exchange, car hire. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Hotel Ilunion, Fuengirola ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Ideally situated on the seafront promenade which allows easy access to a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants, all within 20m. Accessible walkways are dotted along the beach area allowing you to explore the resort, and the hotel has been audited for accessibility to meet your needs. Facilities: Swimming pool, gym, spa, entertainment, restaurant with terrace bar, air-con and medical centre. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Las Palmeras, Fuengirola ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples Location: In a privileged position, just 200 yards from the beach and directly across from the marina, this popular hotel welcomes guests looking for a central location in this familiar resort. Facilities: Buffet restaurant, games room, adults’ pool, children’s pool, terrace, snack bar, piano bar, coffee shop, day and evening entertainment for adults and children (seasonal). Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

IPV Palace and Spa, Fuengirola ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Located directly on its own 300m stretch of beach in a quiet area of the resort, the nearest shops and bars are 10 minutes from the hotel in a small commercial centre. The centre of Fuengirola is a 20-25 minutes’ walk. Facilities: Buffet restaurant, tapas bar, outdoor pool for adults and children, indoor pool, small children’s play area, tennis courts. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel PYR Fuengirola, Fuengirola ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This comfortable aparthotel stands directly opposite Fuengirola Beach and the marina, with shops, bars and restaurants just 500m away. Facilities: 24hr reception, heated outdoor pool, children’s pool, currency exchange, vending machines, poolside snack bar, free WiFi throughout hotel, car hire, safe, photocopying and printing service, internet room, café bar, children’s pool. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel PYR Marbella, Marbella ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Andalusian-style holiday apartments offered here provide access to one of Costa del Sol’s most glamorous areas: Puerto Banus. Facilities: WiFi, 24hr reception, sunbeds, pool towels, two pools, tennis court, sunbeds, laundry and dry cleaning services, internet room, car rental, café bar, cocktail bar, Mediterranean restaurant, towels on request, children’s pool, miniclub. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Gibraltar is a unique holiday destination offering sun, sea and a historic blend of cultures, and offers a surprising number of activities for an area so small. Fly direct to Gibraltar from the UK and enjoy the many splendid sights and sounds this destination has to offer.

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This little bit of Britain away from home is where you can still use your English money as well as get all the comforts of home on your doorstep. The main street in the centre of town has an abundance of shops, many of which are well known names that you will recognise and with great tax reductions around every corner, you will be sure to find a bargain. Gibraltar is well known for the Barbary apes which live on the Rock and no accessible holiday would be complete without a tour to see them. An adapted rock tour can be arranged, along with a visit to the St Michael’s Cave which has been adapted so wheelchair users can get the feel of the underground rock formations from a specially constructed platform that offers some amazing views.

The Rock Hotel ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Located on the outskirts of town at the foot of Gibraltar’s famous Rock, the renowned Rock Hotel offers colonial stylings that could have been taken straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. The town centre is just a short taxi ride away. Accommodation: Swimming pool (not accessible), restaurant, Barbary bar with terrace, satellite TV with many English channels, fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities, air-con, bath robes, sea view. Many rooms have balconies. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Callaghan Eliott Hotel ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: Located in the heart of the Old Town, this Gibraltar hotel enjoys a great location just one road back from the main shopping and business districts, and close to waterfront restaurants at Queensway. Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, rooftop restaurant, pub bar (serving food), bar with occasional live music, beauty and hair salon, sauna, gym. Accomodation features air-con, direct dial telephone, internet access*, safe, satellite TV and in-house movies*, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer. *Payable locally Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Sunborn Gibraltar Yacht Hotel ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Friends Location: Moored in a marina on Western Europe’s southernmost coast, the Sunborn Gibraltar is the perfect merging of a super-yacht and a 5* hotel. A unique experience that will never be forgotten. Facilities: Four top-quality bars, restaurant, infinity spa, casino, gym and pool. Accommodation features air-con, heating, balcony, adjustable lighting and multimedia equipment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Tenerife offers tourists the choice between a non-stop party, a period of restful reinvigoration on the beach, and the chance to sample the island’s more traditional experiences. In many ways, there is something for everyone in Tenerife.

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The weather is probably the main reason that the island’s popularity has remained so consistent, due to its persistent sun that is almost guaranteed to last all-year-round. However, there are numerous other advantages and pleasures to sample in Tenerife, such as the duty-free shopping, lively bars, varied restaurants, live shows and constant dance-filled fiestas. The dark sand of the volcanic beaches draws over ten million visitors every year, helping to perpetuate the image of bright red Brits who found the sun too satisfying to escape before becoming sunburned. While this image still remains, there are numerous pockets of culture to explore. There are temples devoted to modern art, a wide range of museums, designer shops and boutiques and quaint colonial towns to visit. The wide walkways and high quality of the local adapted accommodation make Tenerife a fine place for an accessible holiday. There are also many accessible attractions and experiences to sample, such as the Lore Parque theme park and day trips to the volcano Mount Teide. Food in Tenerife is varied during the summer months, but Enable Holidays recommends that you indulge in a little local cuisine while you visit. Rancho canario is a soup containing chicken, pork, noodles, potatoes, chick peas, cabbage and carrots, while the pollo al salmorejo is a sumptuous marinated chicken dish, where the chicken has been cooked amongst a wide array of spices and herbs. There is also a heavy emphasis placed on seafood, which can often be found accompanied by the locally made green mojo sauce.

Los Cristianos This traditional harbour town has a promenade that runs all the way along the beach and as far as Playa de las Americas. The stunning man-made beaches allow for fishing and diving, as well as offering the ideal spot for some of the most carefree, soothing sun bathing in Europe. Los Cristianos is still one of the most popular towns in the Canary Islands, and it is easy to see why. The postcard beaches are protected by break-waters, while the main beach, the Playa de Los Cristianos, offers facilities such as watersports, showers and a children’s play area. Yet it isn’t only the beaches that provide an attraction. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Los Cristanos to

enjoy the cavalcade of bars and restaurants that fill the promenade beside the beach, offering a wide range of quality local and international cuisine, as well as both laid back drinking spots and places for dancing and partying. During the day there are plenty of shopping activities to sample, in the bustling shops and stores that centre around the Los Cristianos church.

Mar y Sol, Los Cristianos ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set approximately 250m from the sea. Although the Mar y Sol’s surrounding area is fairly flat, the resort centre and seaside are down an incline. Facilities: A fully accessible specialist property with the wheelchair user in mind. Two pools with hoists, plus therapy pool, treatment centre, body massage, gym, sauna, restaurant, bar, entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Sensimar Arona Gran, Los Cristianos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: The elegant hotel is situated on the edge of Los Cristianos beach and 500m from the centre. It also enjoys lovely views of the old fishing port. Facilities: Wellness centre, restaurant and restaurant grill, three swimming pools, shops and hairdresser, piano bar, tea room and disco, entertainment programme and daily shows and live music every night, gym. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Playa De Las Americas The man-made beaches of Playa de las Americas are comprised of perfectly golden Saharan sand, used to add colour to Tenerife’s naturally black coastline. These sun-kissed oases provide spots for relaxing as well as opportunities for many different watersports. This purpose-built holiday resort features plenty of daytime entertainment, making it popular with family visitors and couples. There is a great flat promenade that is ideal for wheelchair users and an accessible beach. If the beaches and the warm, placid waters aren’t enough to keep tourists entertained, there is always the chance to spend a day at Loro Park or a trip to Mount Teide as well as browsing the designer shops around the resort.

Playa de las Americas comes alive after dark, with restaurants selling both international food and local specialities, and bars and pubs supplying live music and entertainment throughout the night. Playa de las Americas is connected to Costa Adeje by the accessible promenade that runs along the seafront between these two resort areas – Costa Adeje is the more relaxed family orientated area of this fun loving resort.

Dreamplace Tigotan, Playa de Las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: 500m from the beach, this hotel enjoys the best of both worlds. Although in the quieter area of Playa de las Americas, within a short distance are the shops, bars and restaurants. Formerly Noelia Sur. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, buffet restaurant with show cooking, bar, pool side snack bar, gym, table tennis, multi sports court, tennis court, beauty centre, shop, mini market, hairdressers. Children’s swimming pool, kids’ club, a variety of live entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel La Siesta, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: La Siesta is a mere 300m from the sandy beach, 50m from the shops, bars and restaurants and only 100m to the resort centre. Facilities: Restaurants, water zone, entertainment, hairdressing salon, spa, gym, miniclub. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Spring Hotel Vulcano, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Strategically placed in the area of Playa de las Americas that is closest to the beaches, the main shopping and entertainment area, and the golf course. Facilities: Two swimming pools, main restaurant, the buffet and the show cooking grill offer you a great variety of succulent specialities and the Palapa pool bar serves snacks and lunch à la carte, disco, live music, mini golf, table tennis, squash courts, varied entertainment programme. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Aparthotel Parque de la Paz, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated in the heart of Las Americas and just five minutes’ walk to the man-made accessible beach of Las Vistas. Close to bars, shops and restaurants. Facilities: Lively complex with its own animation team, gardens, pool, kids’ pool, bar, restaurant, games area, theme nights, kids’ club. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Apartments Parque Cristobal, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Two-bedroomed apartments occupying a superb location in the heart of Las Americas, 100m from the seafront promenade close to shops, bars, and pedestrian area. Facilities: Set in tranquil gardens with high standards of accessibility, four outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, snack bar, range of sports, entertainment, miniclub. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Zentral Center, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Hotel Zentral Center is situated just a five minute stroll from the beach and the resort centre where a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and busy nightlife can be found. 700m from El Camison beach and 800m from Las Vistas accessible beach. Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, solarium terrace, restaurant, Jacuzzi, sauna, café/bar, on-site shopping centre with numerous leisure pursuits, including cinema. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Aparthotel Andorra, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A tourist area surrounded by restaurants, shops and a neverending list of sports and leisure activities. The hotel stands in a perfect location, with El Camison Beach just 7 minutes away, and Las Vistas Beach only 10. Facilities: Restaurant and snack bar, two swimming pools, gardens and freshwater pool and one heated in the winter with a children’s section, pool bar. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Spring Hotel Bitacora, Playa de las Americas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located in the heart of Playa de las Americas, and immersed in a large subtropical garden, 250m from Parque Santiago shopping centre, 350m from the beach and 550m from Playa De Las Americas resort centre. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, water slide, children’s pool, miniclub, entertainment, gym, pool snack bar, buffet, restaurant, table tennis, archery, playground and other activities. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Playa Paraiso, Costa Adeje, La Caleta The three small resorts of Costa Adeje, Playa Paraiso and La Caleta are ideal for those who want a relaxing Tenerife holiday in typically beautiful Canarian surroundings. The quaint and lovely community and saltwater lido of Playa Paraiso has a beach sheltered by a backdrop of mountains and lines of beautiful green trees. Just a little way away you can find the nearby national park, teeming with fauna and flora. La Caleta is an upmarket fishing village that offers some of the island’s more authentic pleasures, allowing you to eat and drink among locals to find your own favourite bars and seafood restaurants that will feel like unexplored gems.

Costa Adeje is one of the newer resorts in Tenerife, and while there is a large commercial centre it is quieter than some of the other nearby resorts and certainly more chic. The coastline is lined with luxurious hotels and attractions, and beyond these Costa Adeje opens up to provide quality restaurants serving fantastically cooked cuisines from a wide range of different cultures.

Jardines de Nivaria, Costa Adeje ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A luxurious hotel set on the beachfront. The hotel has completed a major refurbishment with a lot of attention being paid to the architecture and overlooks the Puerto Colon marina and the island of La Gomera in the distance. The promenade is accessed via the hotel lift. Facilities: Two swimming pools – one filled with saltwater and heated all year round to a temperature of approximately 29°C, and the other a freshwater pool. Jacuzzi, fitness centre, tennis, spa, massage, squash, sauna, mini market. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

GF Costa Adeje Gran, Costa Adeje ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated in the stylish area of Costa Adeje, ten minutes’ walk from the beaches of Fanabe and Adeje, close to shops, bars and stylish restaurants. Facilities: Four pools, restaurants including à la carte, wellness, gym, hairdresser, mini disco, miniclub, entertainment, bars, WiFi. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Fanabe Costa Sur, Costa Adeje ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A modern family friendly hotel set in lush gardens, close to shops, bars, 500m from the beaches of Fanabe and Del Duque. Facilities: Three pools, one of which is heated in winter, restaurant, bars, entertainment, miniclub, games room, wellness centre, gym, tennis, themed nights. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Isabel Family Hotel, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Lovely Canarian-style property situated in Adeje and 600m from Playa Fanabe, 100m from bars, shops and restaurants. Facilities: Adapted apartments set within their own resort, two pools, restaurant, three bars, miniclub, WiFi, tennis, gym, billiards, some cobbled streets within the hotel grounds. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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La Plantacion del Sur, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: In Costa Adeje on a hillside just 10 minutes’ walk from Playa del Duque and a number of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Built on a former banana plantation, this resort blends colonial stylings with chic touches. Luxurious hotel with fabulous facilities and exceptional service, five pools, stunning views, spa and restaurants. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Gran Tacande Wellness and Relax, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The Gran Tacande is an elegant hotel set in picturesque grounds for that truly tranquil feeling. The hotel overlooks the Playa del Duque Beach (50m) and the Fanabe area of Costa Adeje is close by for that choice of shops to satisfy any retail cravings. Facilities: Indoor pool, outdoor pool, three restaurants, four bars, Jacuzzi, gym, tennis, entertainment, wellness centre and spa. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Be Live Experience La Nina, Costa Adeje ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Be Live Experience La Niña Hotel is an elegant hotel in South Tenerife close to Puerto Colon’s marina and sandy beach. 50m from the nearby restaurants, bars and shops in San Eugenio and 2km to the centre of Playa de las Américas. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, internet café, pool bar, lobby bar, range of sports activities, pool table, video games, children’s club, gym, massage, sauna, Turkish bath, entertainment. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel Hovima, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶✶A  ll Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: An excellent adults-only hotel standing beside Fañabé Beach, in one of the most peaceful areas of Costa Adeje. Facilities: 24hr reception, buffet restaurant, theme restaurant, snack bar, pool bar, lobby bar, air-con throughout hotel, two outdoor swimming pools, beauty salon and hairdresser, spa, gym, internet connection, WiFi, towels for swimming pool/beach, bike hire, car hire. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Lagos de Fañabé Hotel, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This picturesque hotel stands in Costa Adeje, just metres away from Fañabé Beach, and 20km from Reina Sofia Airport. Facilities: 24hr reception, bars, buffet restaurant, currency exchange, games room, hydro-massage, WiFi, table tennis, open-air swimming pool and bar, safe, pool table, TV room, supermarket, sun loungers. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Hotel Colon Guanahani, Costa Adeje ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Just 150m from the beach and the same distance from Playa Fanabe’s resort facilities is where you will find this ever popular adultsonly hotel. The resort centre is 500m away. Facilities: Heated swimming pools, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty and cosmetic treatment centre, sports facilities, WiFi zones, restaurant including à la carte and air-con. Transfer Time: 25 minutes. Tourist Board of Gran Canaria

Hovima Jardin Caleta, La Caleta ✶✶✶A  ll Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A calm, tranquil getaway by the sea at La Enramada Beach, near Playa del Durque. Car hire needed to explore the more vibrant areas of the resort. Facilities: Pool bar, sports bar, buffet restaurant, heated pool (NovMarch), table tennis, laundromat, WiFi, solarium, Jacuzzi, internet service, bike rental. Transfer Time: 35 minutes.

Hotel Sheraton, La Caleta ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located in the beautiful resort of Costa Adeje, Tenerife’s Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa is the ideal getaway for that luxury holiday with direct access to the coastline promenade and close to quality bars, restaurants and shops. Facilities: Swimming pool, gardens, tennis courts, table tennis, hot tub, games room, choice of restaurants, Spa Eutonos offers multi-functional treatment suites, vitality pool with water features, lifestyle showers, sauna, ice igloo, crystal steam room, 24hr fitness club and a beauty centre. Transfer Time: 35 minutes

Adrian Hotels Roca Nivaria, Playa Paraiso ✶✶✶✶✶H  alf Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated in the peaceful area of Playa Paraiso on the Costa Adeje, Adrian Hotels Roca Nivaria is ideally positioned near the fantastic shoreline, which gives the magical illusion that the ocean surrounds it. Facilities: Tennis courts, multi-sports field, archery, daytime activities programme, free WiFi zones. Amphitheatre for live shows and entertainment, two pools one heated with seawater, four restaurants, bars, gym. Transfer Time: 35 minutes.

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CANARY ISLANDS

Lanzarote was once a holiday destination associated with resorts that offered British food to British tourists who had little interest in culture – but this has long since changed. The Lanzarote government initiated an island-wide initiative to enhance and emphasise Lanzarote’s rural accommodation and signposted walks, and now appeals to a far wider range of tourist.

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Lanzarote is a UNESCO biosphere reserve, and its 13 natural reserves make up 41% of the land mass. The island’s volcanic origins form a truly unique landscape that gives the island an almost lunar appearance, something which helped christen Lanzarote with its nickname, “The Island of Fire”. For many, Lanzarote’s biggest attractions are the beaches and the gorgeous climate, gifted to the region by its location just 70 miles from the Saharan coast. Long stretches of glorious golden sand that stretch on for miles, dotted with beachfront cafés and restaurants. There are numerous days out to enjoy on Lanzarote, with the Timanfaya National Park offering enviable views of the Fire Mountains, while the Valley of a Thousand Palms at Haria is one of the lushest spots on the island, something that came to be due to the historical tradition of planting two palms for every boy born and one for every girl. As with the other Canarian islands, Lanzarote has plenty of delightful restaurants to sample and relish, from traditional dishes to a wide array of tapas and fantastic seafood. The cafés and eateries can cater for every budget, with much of the food being similar to that of southern Spain. Local dishes include the “Sancocho Canario”, a stew made with fish and potatoes, and the “Pescado a la sal”, which is an incomparably salt-baked fish meal.

Playa Blanca Playa Blanca is a large yacht marina with an idyllic atmosphere for a calming, sophisticated holiday. It is the most southern resort in Lanzarote, and until recently was a small fishing village. The flat promenade provides a comfortably accessible route from one side of the resort to the other, and offers appealing ocean views stretching all the way to Fuerteventura.

THB Tropical Island, Playa Blanca ✶✶✶✶S  elf-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This complex is situated 600m from the beach and 1.5km from Playa Blanca centre. Perfect for relaxing or enjoying the facilities that this hotel has to offer. Facilities: Buffet restaurant, pool bar, bar, TV room, games room, various swimming pools for adults and children, spa centre with Thalassotherapy, Turkish bath, sauna and various massage treatments, gym, children’s playground and entertainment programme, aqua aerobics, water polo, tennis, table tennis, football, volleyball, table football, mini golf, pool table. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Princess Yaiza, Playa Blanca ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: A glorious resort complex offering luxury just 250m from the bay, and 1.8km from the Rubicon Marina. Facilities: Three buffet restaurants, four restaurants offering sushi, tapas and Mediterranean delights, three bars, two outdoor pools, gym, spa. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Los Pocillos Home to one of the islands’ top ten beaches, the quiet resort of Los Pocillos is an alluring destination for sun worshippers, beach fans and those seeking tranquillity. The main large sandy beach is for many the focus of Los Pocillos, which skirts the resort with its golden sand, picturesque shoreline and ability to attract watersports enthusiasts. Behind the coastline the town centre offers enough shops, bars and restaurants to keep you entertained and your appetite quenched whenever you crave a break from the persistently glorious sun.

Los Pocillos is also just a short stroll from Puerto del Carmen, which is known to be the liveliest resort on the island. The buzzy night-time thrill of Puerto del Carmen contrasts with the laid-back ambience of Los Pocillos, and are ideal for whenever visitors wish to party. The resort is also in an ideal position for visiting other nearby resorts, such as Matagorda, Arrecife, Puerto Calero and Lanzarote Golf Course.

Apartment Floresta, Los Pocillos ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: 200m from Los Pocillos Beach. A short walk to the commercial centre of the resort where you will find a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Ideal for enjoying walks along the promenade. Facilities: Outdoor pool, snack bar, restaurant, mini golf, entertainment, children’s club. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Seaside Jameos Playa, Los Pocillos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated beside the beach and just across from the promenade, this beautiful hotel offers something for everyone. The centre of Puerto del Carmen, with its multitude of entertainment venues, is a short distance away, leaving you to soak up the sun and relax on the long, sandy beach for that much-deserved quieter holiday. Facilities: Indoor pool, two outdoor pools, shop, hairdressers, beauty salon, piano bar, entertainment, children’s club, special themed and barbecue nights. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Hotel Lanzarote Village, Los Pocillos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Pretty, white-washed and Canarian-style complex commanding an attractive position with the blue Atlantic as a backdrop. Facilities: Swimming pool (heated in the winter), spacious solarium with sun loungers, tennis court and entertainment programme, professional shows, show cooking and terrace. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Sentido Lanzarote Aequora, Los Pocillos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Ideally situated in the Playa de Los Pocillios area of Puerto del Carmen. Relax on the beautiful and quiet sandy beach just 200m away from the hotel or take a stroll to the town centre of Puerto del Carmen, which is only 2km away. Facilities: Three restaurants, snack bar, outside pool terrace, wellness spa, mini disco and two children’s clubs, evening entertainment including live music and shows, the 18 hole golf course is only 3km away. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

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Matagorda, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Tequise Matagorda has grown over the past 20 years but its lack of high rises make it look pleasantly undeveloped. Shopping opportunities in Matagorda are less abundant than in more bustling resorts, but this is a blessing rather than a curse. Matagorda’s uniquely laid back character means that the streets, pavements and shopping centres are rarely stressful, condensed affairs. Originally a fishing village, Puerto del Carmen now has an upbeat set of bars, shops and restaurants; perfect for beach lovers and those wanting a livelier night life. The resort’s beaches all proudly fly the Blue Flag, meaning these golden beaches among the cleanest, most tranquil and

most perfect for swimming in the Canary Islands. Costa Teguise has low-rise whitewashed buildings, large modern hotels, colourful promenades and great places to eat and drink. The beaches are some of the most picturesque in the Canary Islands. As well as having a welcoming personality of its own, Costa Teguise is a great place to stay if you are hoping to explore further around Lanzarote.

Bungalows Nautilus, Matagorda ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Nautilus Bungalows has a quiet location within easy reach of the beach. The Matagorda area of Puerto del Carmen is perfect to stroll on the promenade. Selection of shops, bars and restaurants are within 100m. Facilities: Family complex with one- and two-bedroomed adapted apartments where each has a swimming pool with large step access and a pool hoist, breakfast room, mini market, mini golf, kids’ pool. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Sol Lanzarote, Matagorda ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Part of the well-known Sol Group, this is a peaceful beachfront location close to Matagorda centre. There is also a promenade where you can walk for miles, plus a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with a ramped entrance, shop, pool bar, main bar with entertainment, buffet restaurant, tennis, children’s pool, children’s club, entertainment. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Hotel Las Costas, Puerto del Carmen ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / (Full Board in July and August) Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A welcoming complex hotel standing on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen, boasting golden beaches and plenty of entertainment. Facilities: 24hr reception, safe, restaurant, garden, outside pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, fitness centre, massage, darts, billiards. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Blue Sea Gardens, Costa Teguise ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Budget conscious Location: Enjoy a quiet location in one of Lanzarote’s attractive resorts. 800m from the beach. The Costa Teguise Golf Club and the Santa Barbara Tennis and Paddle Club are minutes from the Blue Sea Costa Teguise Gardens. Costa Teguise resort centre and water park are also close by. The impressive nightlife is focused around an old-style village square. Facilities: Outdoor pool, children’s pool, sauna, sports court, restaurant, pool bar, bar, entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. 58


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Gran Canaria is a beach holiday destination with some of the most wildly diverse landscapes in Europe. Gran Canaria, the third-largest island in the Canaries’ archipelago, has been described as a “minicontinent”, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore almost 60km of beach, indulge in accessible spa treatments, witness the everchanging forms of the dunes and enjoy eating and drinking at the many delicious cafés, restaurants and bars.

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The capital of Las Palmas bustles and thrives to offer great tax-free shopping and lively nightlife, while the more traditional marina, streets and canals of Puerto de Mogan allows visitors to explore one of Gran Canaria’s more historically beautiful regions. Summer daytime temperatures normally range from the mid-twenties to the mid-thirties, and such warmth is generally joined by a cooling sea breeze. The island is only a few degrees lower in winter, meaning that it is also a great place to escape to during those frosty December and January UK months. There are many great days out to be had in Gran Canaria, with organised attractions such as the Palmitos wildlife park and boat trips to experience the island’s wonderful fauna as well as those from farther afield. The amalgamation of shopping, traditional towns, beautiful scenery, golden sandy beaches, pleasant bars and dance clubs is intoxicating, while many rate the restaurants as one of the island’s highlights. The food in Gran Canaria is also a wonderful element to the Canaries experience, with 500 years of gastronomic history having contributed to the mouth-watering dishes on offer. Culinary influences came from tradition as well as the many ships that landed at the island’s ports over the centuries, finally combining to create the exciting range of tastes that are on offer today.

Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogan Puerto Rico is a huge patchwork quilt of shops, bars, hotels, holiday apartments, cafés and restaurants catering for everything a visitor is likely to need to make their accessible holiday a contented one. The two main beaches are Amadores Beach, which is popular with watersports fanatics, and Puerto Rico Beach, which is fantastic for families enjoying the sunniest weather in Gran Canaria. Suitable for families, couples and groups alike, this modern-feel resort supplies visitors with a great nightlife as well as countless activities during the day – not least the opportunity to lie back on the sand and enjoy some rest and recuperation.

Puerto de Mogan is a picture-perfect resort in the south west of Gran Canaria, with a secluded, golden sandy beach near the pleasing marina, around which there is a high-quality tourist development. The resort’s flat promenade, perfect for wheelchairs, provides varied restaurants while offering attractive views of the harbour and secluded bay.

Morasol Suites, Puerto Rico ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: With incredible views across the marina and just a short stroll from resort centre with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. 400m to the beach. Facilities: Pool, satellite TV, air-con, à la carte restaurant, pool bar, billiard table, various activities, well adapted one-bedroomed apartments. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Cordial Mogán Valle, Puerto de Mogán ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A range of holiday apartments just a few metres from the quiet, secluded beach and colourful fishing quay of Puerto de Mogán. Facilities: Three adult pools (heated in winter months), solarium areas, sun beds, à la carte restaurant, large buffet restaurant, pool bar, tennis, squash, gym, spa with wellness treatments, snack bar, lounge bar, pizzeria. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

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Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles Popular with holiday makers and expats of all tastes and persuasions, Maspalomas offers 350 days of sun a year, four miles of sandy beaches, and plenty to do and see. As well as numerous bars and restaurants to enjoy, Maspalomas’s stunning dunes cover 400 hectares, and their heart has been declared a nature reserve. Playa del Ingles is the largest and could be the most famous of Gran Canaria’s resorts. It is certainly one of the livelier places to stay on the island, with a vibrant nightlife popular with couples and groups, as well as being packed with fantastic places to eat.

Unsurprisingly, Playa del Ingles makes for a perfect beach holiday, where the climate complements the white sands and perfect blue sea throughout the year. The beach is backed by a busy promenade, and a beach that is accessible to most.

Baobab Resort, Meloneras ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This luxury hotel is a purpose-built resort close to the lighthouse and sand dunes of Meloneras, next to the Promenade with its luxurious boutiques and designer labels. Facilities: Modern, exotic and African-inspired 5* resort, eight heated pools all integrated into tropical gardens, ponds, waterfalls and beaches, restaurants, bars and numerous other barrier-free facilities. Entertainment with live shows. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Gran Hotel Lopesan Costa Meloneras, Meloneras ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Amongst the best and most sophisticated hotels that Gran Canaria has to offer, set in hectare-sized tropical gardens to the west of the Maspalomas lighthouse. The promenade is beautiful, and offers a great selection of shopping. Facilities: Extensive swimming complex, restaurants, three bars, four pool bars, air-con, satellite TV, sports activities, wellness centre, spa, entertainment with live shows. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

IFA Faro, Maspalomas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This beautiful hotel boasts a favourable location by the sea. There’s a pavement promenade lined with bars, restaurants and shops overlooking the seafront just a short walk away from the hotel. Facilities: 24hr reception, swimming pool, cocktail bar, buffet-style restaurant with terrace, boutiques, hairdressers and entertainment. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Hotel Palm Beach, Maspalomas ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Just a few minutes’ walk from the beautifully sandy beach of Maspalomas. Facilities: Five swimming pools, saunas, cosmetic salon, fitness centre, floodlit tennis court, daily cleaning and towel change, turndown service, room service, welcome gifts with water and fruit on arrival day, laundry service, car and bike hire, DVD rental. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Hotel IFA Buenaventura, Playa del Ingles ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This is an excellent location for a lively, fun-filled holiday. Situated in a lively zone very close to the centre of Playa del Ingles and only a few minutes from the beach. Shopping and leisure centre is 300m. Facilities: Two pools, snack bars, restaurant, Jacuzzi, gym, satellite TV, sports facilities, and a variety of entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Parque Cristobel, Playa del Ingles ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Very attractive two-bedroomed white washed bungalows set in tranquil gardens in the heart of Playa del Ingles with full range of resort facilities close by. Facilities: Four pools, snack bar, à la carte restaurant, buffet restaurant, games room, satellite TV, WiFi, kids’ pool and playground, entertainment programme. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Barceló Margaritas, Playa del Ingles ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: In Playa del Ingles, surrounded by 12,000sqm of tropical gardens. Facilities: Two swimming pools, children’s pool, beauty salon, WiFi, car rental, bike hire, medical service (on request and with charge), laundry service, hairdresser, shops, money exchange, disco, buffet restaurant, à la carte restaurant, two snack bars, bar-lounge. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. A part of Barceló Hotel Group.

IFA Dunamar, Playa del Ingles ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: At the seafront of Playa del Ingles, beside the accessible beach. Facilities: Pool bar, piano bar, sixth floor bar, buffet restaurant, 24hr reception, internet service in hall, table tennis table, darts, games room, TV room, currency exchange, flower orders, car hire, hairdressers, medical service, billiard table, laundry service, multilingual staff, room service. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Known as the “Beach of the Canaries”, Fuerteventura lives up to its nickname with over 90 miles of sand, over 150 beaches and 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Fuerteventura is a volcanic island offering rugged natural beauty as well as fully developed tourist facilities, and offers a good combination of accessibility and unspoilt terrain to marvel over. A range of shops plus options for both exciting and laid back nightlife make Fuerteventura a good choice regardless of whether you are a family, a couple or a group. Cocktail bars and pubs play live acoustic Latin and Spanish music, while many open-air bars and restaurants fill the streets in Fuerteventura’s resorts. The Las Rotondas shopping centre in Puerto del Rosario has helped to make Fuerteventura a great place for shopping, and due to the Canary Islands’ tax-free status alcohol, tobacco and perfume are far cheaper than across mainland Europe.

Corralejo, Costa Caleta / Caleta de Fuste, Jandia These three relaxing resorts offer a quiet, soothing holiday, but with enough secluded haunts and eateries for you to discover to make your stay a unique and memorable one. It’s not just the sun-drenched climate and the beaches that make the Canaries such an appealing destination! Corralejo is the most popular resort on the island of Fuerteventura, and in terms of its appearance and all there is to do, Corralejo supplies an enticing cocktail of the contemporary and traditional. The old town offers luxurious places to eat while the new town has shops and numerous welcoming yet low-key bars and clubs. Costa Caleta, known locally as Caleta de Fuste, is seen by many as the most serene resort on the island, which remains family-

friendly even as the night draws in and the bars come to life. There are both great value restaurants and those supplying more extravagant meals, and a stunning golden beach. Jandia is the resort to visit if you are craving the biggest, smoothest and whitest beach on the island, where windsurfers enjoy the gentle summer breeze and sunbathers simply soak in the rays, admire the sea and drink in the mountainous surroundings.

Bahia de Lobos, Corralejo ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A chic, family-friendly hotel that is close to the water park. This is a perfect location for those wanting to experience the vibrant nightlife of Corralejo and its shops. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, children’s club, entertainment programme, restaurant, bar lounge. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Oasis Village, Corralejo ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: With the hotel being located 800m from the resort centre, this an ideal choice for a quiet location but close to the centre with its shops, bars and restaurants. This complex is all about ‘fun in the sun’. There is also a water park 50m away. Facilities: Two swimming pools, restaurant, bar, professional shows and entertainment, children’s club. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, Costa Caleta ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This self-contained resort hotel is ideally located 200m from the centre of Costa Caleta with its extensive choice of bars, restaurants and shops. It is also conveniently close to the sandy beach. Facilities: Three pools, gym, sauna, miniclub, WiFi, mini golf, tennis, spa, bars, restaurants, watersports, mini market, and scuba diving centre. Transfer Time: 15 minutes. A part of Barceló Hotel Group.

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach Golf and Spa Resort, Costa Caleta ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Conveniently located in a residential area on the beachfront, this beautiful hotel is situated only 10 minutes from the Airport giving the perfect opportunity to explore the delights of Fuerteventura. Surrounded by two 18-hole golf courses and commercial centre with restaurants and boutiques. Facilities: Four pools, three bars, four restaurants, children’s club, spa and fitness centre. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Elba Carlota, Costa Caleta ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: In front of a long, sandy beach and next to natural lakes. This is the perfect location for relaxation and golf enthusiasts alike. Shops, bars and restaurants are within easy reach of this popular holiday resort. Facilities: Outdoor pool, family entertainment, children’s miniclub, restaurant, snack bar. Gran Casino de Antigua close by. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Elba Castillo San Jorge and Antigua, Caleta de Fuste. ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Three buildings that make up the attractive Elba Castillo. 500m to the beach, close to restaurants, bars and shops. Facilities: One-bedroomed, well-presented apartments, satellite TV, two pools, kids’ pool and miniclub, entertainment. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Hotel XQ El Palacete, Jandia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Sitting on what is considered to be the best beach in Fuerteventura, Jandia beach, and close to the village of Morro Jable. Elegant hotel with attentive staff and memorable views due to its location. Facilities: Stunning location, air-con, minibar, pool with hoist, restaurant, sports and leisure facilities. Car hire is recommended. Transfer Time: 70 minutes.

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There are few beach holidays to rival those you can enjoy in Portugal’s Algarve, with its blessed warm weather that lasts the whole year round and its golden swathes of sandy coastline.

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Vilamoura, Quarteira In many ways, Vilamoura is the most luxurious resort in the Algarve, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Although Vilamoura never loses its relaxed demeanour, this resort quite literally brims with entertainment and attractions, with something for visitors to enjoy whatever their disposition. There are designer boutiques, quality bars, high-class restaurants, cool cafés, two golden beaches, a marina and even a casino if you are looking for a dash more excitement. For the more adventurous accessible boat trips offer guests the chance to see the coastline from a different angle, visitors can watch for dolphins whilst enjoying the vista. Vilamoura offers the opportunity to enjoy some decadence. Explore the designer shops, and treat yourself to a wonderful massage

while soaking up the sun at the Praia de Marina. Quarteira dates back to ancient Roman times, and began as a simple fishing village in 1297. Now, as a popular holiday destination, it has become a glorious escape where tourists are drawn to its golden beaches and pristine, rock-free waters, as well as the fact that Vilamoura is within easy walking distance.

Hotel Crowne Plaza, Vilamoura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Fantastic location very close to Vilamoura’s sandy beach, huge marina, shops, bars and high quality restaurants. Flat area for strolling and within easy walking distance of Quarteira. Newly refurbished with light modern and trendy interior. Facilities: Pool, indoor pool, spa, sauna, fitness centre, bars, excellent restaurants, nearby watersports. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Hotel Vila Gale Ampalius, Vilamoura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Ideally located next to Vilamoura’s attractive marina and quality resort facilities. Great choice of bars, restaurants and shops, flat location for strolling and within walking distance of Quarteira. Facilities: The accessible accommodation is a delightful junior suite. Outdoor and indoor pool, bar, restaurant, occasional entertainment, tennis, games room. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Hotel Pestana Vila Sol Golf and Resort, Vilamoura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This modern smart hotel sits in the most idyllic surroundings, ideal for those who prefer tranquility to the hustle and bustle of the resort centre. Five minutes’ drive from Vilamoura. If golf is a passion of a party member, the Pestana is a heaven-sent location with a 27-hole course. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, indoor pool, golf course, restaurants, bars, gym, tennis and beautiful spacious gardens. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Hotel Tivoli Victoria, Vilamoura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located in Vilamoura the Tivoli Victoria is pure quality and sophistication with panoramic views out over the famous fairways of the Victoria golf course. Enjoy the nearby beach in Vilamoura alongside its delightful marina, shops and quality restaurants. Facilities: Restaurants, bars, spa, pool, kids’ club, tennis, indoor pool and gym. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Vilamoura Hilton, Vilamoura ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This multi-award winning hotel stands close to Vilamoura Convention Centre, just 30 minutes from Faro Airport and near the private beach of Falesia. Facilities: Beauty salon, gift shop, in-room internet, fitness room, six swimming pools, five restaurants, bars, WiFi, spa, fitness room, ATM, car rental, multilingual staff, room service, safe, two golf courses. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Dom Jose Beach Hotel, Quarteira ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Situated on the Quarteira seafront within walking distance of Vilamoura marina, beach, casino and excellent restaurants. Very friendly team offering a great service and warm welcome. Facilities: Pool, bar, restaurant, gym, great flat promenade directly outside hotel. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Alvor, Lagos The popular holiday destination of Alvor has somehow managed to maintain its traditional feel in spite of the bars and restaurants lining the narrow streets. The 16th Century Parish Church offers insights into Alvor’s past, while elsewhere the atmosphere throbs with modern live music and the delicious smells of contemporary seafood and the region’s rich traditional cuisine. People are also likely to visit for the natural lagoon Alvor faces and the concealed coves of the picturesque long beach. Historical interest and beauty combine in the gorgeous Portuguese town of Lagos, which offers a swathe of gorgeous golden beaches, bars, restaurants and shops.

Lagos – pronounced “lah-goosh” – rests on the bank of the Rio Bensafrim, where 16th Century walls surround the resort’s picturesque cobbled streets and old buildings, which stand proudly beside the more contemporary structures of the main drag. If you are seeking a resort with great restaurants, exquisite beaches and a throbbing nightlife, Lagos should certainly make your shortlist.

Hotel Pestana Dom Joao II, Alvor ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Pestana Dom Joao is one of the most well-known hotels in the Algarve, overlooking the stunning beach of Alvor. 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Alvor, 7km from Portimao. The Alvor Estuary, close to the hotel, is one of Portugal’s most important bird sanctuaries. Facilities: Two saltwater pools, indoor pool, kids’ pool, WiFi, kids’ club, wellness centre, sandy beach, entertainment. Transfer Time: 55 minutes.

Hotel Pestana Alvor Park, Alvor ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Pestana Alvor Park is a bright, modern and friendly hotel with great family facilities. Situated close to Alvor Centre and its beautiful sandy beach. Facilities: Outdoor pool, indoor pool, restaurant, bar, WiFi, kitchenette, satellite TV, air-con, games room, fitness centre, library. Transfer Time: 55 minutes.

Pestana Alvor Atlântico, Alvor ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering Suitable for Couples Location: Ground floor adapted studio. Located five minutes’ walk to large outdoor pool, fabulous sandy beach and beach bar. Facilities: Reception area, indoor pool, kitchenette, restaurant and bar is at nearby Pestana Dom Joao. Transfer Time: 55 minutes

Accessible Apartments, Lagos Self-Catering Suitable for Families Location: These apartments, which include studios, 2-bedroomed and 3-bedroomed properties, stand 15 minutes from Portimao and very close to Boa Vista Golf Course. Facilities: Comfortable and well adapted with self-catering facilities, games room, pool hoist, flotation aids, welcome pack on request. Transfer Time: 55 minutes.

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Sagres, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Monte Gordo Portimao is the largest town in western Algarve, and is alive with places to eat, drink, dance and buy. There are also numerous attractive landmarks and places of interest to explore, including local churches, historical remains, museums and galleries. As for the sea and the beach, Portimao has plenty to offer, and if enjoying the sun on one of the town’s sun-soaked beaches isn’t enough, there are many activities such as the chance to enjoy an accessible sailing lesson with qualified instructors. Praia da Rocha thrived during the 19th Century and became a lively holiday resort of its own. The beach itself is so large that even midseason there are still plenty of spaces to relax on the sand and soak in the gorgeously warm sunshine, while admiring the emerald blue waters.

The landscaped pedestrian area at the west end of Tomas Cabreira Avenue has proven to be a boon for visitors with reduced mobility. Relatively untouched by tourism, Sagres is a truly serene town where its seclusion is one of its most sought-after characteristics. It offers access to some of the Algarve’s finest beaches and overlooks some of Portugal’s most dramatic cliffs. Monte Gordo’s beachfront is, like the town centre itself, flat and wide, yet unlike some Algarve beaches it is backed by curved sand dunes rather than cliffs. Monte Gordo’s spaciousness is one of its most recognisable traits – making it a particularly suitable Algarve destination for wheelchair users – with wide streets and an expansive town centre.

Aqua Hotel Riverside, Portimao ✶✶✶✶R  oom Only / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A peaceful setting located next to the river Arade close to the centre of Portimao. Great location for discovering the traditional Algarve region. Facilities: This barrier-free hotel offers an excellent standard of adapted rooms. Indoor and outdoor pool, health club, bar, restaurant, tea- and coffee-making facilities, adapted boat for river excursions, WiFi. Transfer Time: 55 minutes.

Hotel Algarve Casino, Praia da Rocha ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Traditional-style hotel with a magnificent location overlooking an expanse of sandy beach. Close to Praia da Rocha centre with its great selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Restaurants, bars, casino, pool, tennis, fitness room, WiFi, kids’ club in high season. Transfer Time: 55 minutes.

Hotel Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, Sagres ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: In a stunning position overlooking Martinhal Beach and set within a protected natural park close to the historic town of Sagres on the unspoiled western Algarve. A self-contained hotel/village with excellent service and superb quality. Facilities: Pools, fitness centre, restaurants, bars, family-friendly, WiFi and entertainment. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Yellow Praia, Monte Gordo ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Uniquely located in the Eastern Algarve in front of Monte Gordo Beach, surrounded by the Castro Marim Nature Reserve. Very close to the town centre with bars, restaurants and nightlife close by. Facilities: One of the strengths of Yellow Praia is the entertainment programme that includes a series of recreational activities as well as live music. Kids’ club, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, bar, restaurant, bike hire. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

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Albufeira Albufeira offers the perfect playground for those who adore a warm climate, miles of golden sand and a sun that shines for over 300 days a year. As a former fishing village that has become a major holiday resort, local history blends amongst the large selection of cafés, bars, shops and, restaurants. The most visible pointer to this history is what remains of the castle, Torre do Relógio. This clock tower was built on one of the old castle towers, and is normally lit up on festive occasions. Local fishermen now use the modern marina, where catches of the day can be enjoyed at the local restaurants.

Aparthotel Vila Petra, Albufeira ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: For quality and style, Vila Petra is the ideal place to relax. The hotel is in a quieter area of Albufeira, 150m from Montechoro strip and 1.6km away from Praia da Oura beach. Close to bars and restaurants. Facilities: Outdoor and indoor pool, bar, large restaurant, spacious garden, playground, tennis, games room, entertainment. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Hotel Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa, Albufeira ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Central location close to the old and new town of Albufeira. Delightful hotel offering high standards of service. Close to shops, bars and restaurants. One road away from the beach. Facilities: Accessible rooms come in the form of twin bedroom or junior suite. Outdoor and indoor pool, games room, playground, sports activities, restaurant, bars and entertainment. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Located in the African Plate, a major equatorial tectonic plate, Madeira is sometimes referred to as “The Pearl of the Atlantic”. Madeira’s climate is delightfully warm all year round and the island itself is outstandingly beautiful, rugged at points but surrounded by an impressive waterfront plus wonderful flora and fauna. The landscape includes sheer mountains that scrape the sky, enormous cliffs, rustic villages and a beauteous shoreline just begging for visitors. Many tourists will visit Madeira simply for its postcard beaches, but to do this is to miss out on many of the island’s fabulous highlights. Madeira’s highlights are numerous, and include the wonderful architecture and areas of natural beauty. The Cathedral of Funchal has survived almost wholly intact for over 500 years and makes for a very pleasant visit, while the traditional street markets offer as much of an experience as they provide produce. Although the newer buildings have all been built to include disabled facilities, it still may be an idea to pack an extra cushion if you are a wheelchair user to ensure a comfortable journey across the attractive cobblestones. The cable car is now suitable for people with reduced mobility and will cater for people using wheelchairs. Food in Madeira is based on peasant traditions, where simple ingredients are prepared with generations-old techniques that taste just fantastic. Grilled meat dishes are popular, with one of the highlights being the “espetada”, which is made of chunks of grilled beef rubbed in garlic and salt and skewered on a branch of bay leaves. Madeira is a sub-tropical Portuguese island with gorgeously warm summers that reach an average temperature of 23ºC in August and little to no rainfall.

Funchal Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a city lying beside a panorama of stunning views, where majestically peaked mountains contrast with the spectacular sight of a volcanic Atlantic coastline. The scenery is lush green and rustic brown, where traditional Madeiran architecture meets tree-coated hills and beautiful public gardens. For a rewarding glimpse of the entire resort, take a trip in the wheelchair-accessible cable car. There is a small weekend nightlife in Funchal, often starting with an enticing Mediterranean dish at one of several fantastic restaurants, leading to an al fresco drink on a pleasing esplanade before one of the nightclubs, some of which are open until 6am and popular with tourists and locals alike.

While the city is small enough to explore without the aid of transport, the outlying scenery is ripe for exploration, so why not consider the numerous adapted tours Enable Holidays can organise for you? Despite Madeira’s mountainous terrain, the city’s flat walkways help wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility to get around. Depending on your mobility level, there is even Monte’s famed toboggan ride to enjoy, which is a speedy trip down a steep and winding road that has been a local tradition since the early 19th Century.

Hotel Pestana Casino Park, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This hotel integrates into Funchal’s bay area , close to the port and centre of Funchal with its array of shops, bars and quality restaurants. Facilities: Cultural events and concerts close by, casino, outdoor and indoor pool, bar, restaurant, large spacious garden, tennis, gym, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Four View Baia, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: With stunning views over the bay of Funchal and snuggled by the hills around it. Five minutes from Funchal Centre with its shops, bars and culture. Facilities: Billiards, playground, fitness centre, hot tub, indoor pool, massage, sauna, table tennis, gift shop. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Hotel Golden Residence, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located in the main tourist area of Funchal, this is a great hotel with fantastic views/sunsets over the sea. Town centre can be accessed by adapted public bus. Facilities: Pool, indoor pool, restaurant, bar, spa, Turkish bath, sauna, gym, WiFi, pool table. Great sized adapted rooms. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Porto Mare, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Relaxing hotel near to a selection of bars and shops in the tourist area of Funchal, next to the seaside promenade that provides a scenic walk connecting the lido area to the Camara de Lobos town. Facilities: The Porto Mare lies at the heart of the Vila Porto Mare Resort and benefits from the use of all its facilities. Pools, sub-tropical gardens, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlour, spa, sports facilities, children’s activities and entertainment. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Enotel Lido, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Enotel Lido Resort and Spa blends 5* quality with an ideal location in the heart of Funchal close to great shopping. Take a stroll along the nearby seaside promenade. Facilities: Choice of restaurants, bars, spa, kids’ club, pool, indoor pool, fitness centre, games room, minibar, great entertainment programme WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Melia Madeira, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located right on the seafront, in the area of the Lido with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and close to Funchal Centre. Facilities: Pool, indoor pool, restaurants, bars, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, sauna, various sports and entertainment, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Vidamar Resort, Funchal ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Stunning, stylish hotel in an seafront position and set on a clifftop. Close to the main tourist area and centre of Funchal. Facilities: Infinity saltwater pools, choice of restaurants, bar, multi-activity court, gym, spa, tea- and coffee-making facilities, minibar, WiFi, kids’ club. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Malta, or the “Heart of the Mediterranean”, provides stunning scenery from every angle, so it should be no surprise that its rugged coves and fossil-studded cliffs have made it a favourite filming location amongst the Hollywood elite.

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Malta’s history is one of violent warfare, and this brutal past is often reflected in the structures to be found throughout the islands. Fortresses and fortifications line the hills, and the cities often lie behind great walls. However, in contrast the largest of the Maltese islands is a land of gentle reserve. Many of the island towns have a laid back café culture, while the capital of Valetta bustles with variety and excitement. Malta’s 7,000-year history remains evident in its megalithic temples, but if you crave an immersive experience of the country’s past then look no further than the medieval walled town of Medina. The north allows visitors to bask in its range of shops and places to eat and drink, as well as offering Malta’s most awe-inspiring surroundings. In contrast, the south is the place to head if you are craving soothing respite and boasts traditional fishing villages, delicious seafood and calm beaches to coax visitors into a state of blissful repose. The cuisine in Malta is sea-based, and likely to have been fished from the Med on the very day you eat it. A smooth local wine will often be served with a dish of olives, while “bigilla” is a delicious broad bean pâté and hot “pastizzi”, a savoury ricotta-filled pastry, goes perfectly with coffee. With warm weather lasting almost the whole year round, a stunning landscape and a plethora of historical and cultural riches, it should be no surprise that the number of tourists Malta annually draws is three times the island’s population.

St Julian’s The unique beaches of St Julian’s offer stunning views of the bay and harbour, a rare patch of Blue Flag Maltese sand plus baked smooth rocks that visitors often lie upon to bask in the glorious sun. The resort is segmented into several different holiday spots, which include Portmaso, a resort cut into the cliff edge, Spinola Bay, where you’ll find a fishing marina and a number of great restaurants, St George’s, the most cosmopolitan area of the resort and Paceville, where holidayers visit for a lively taste of the region’s nightlife. Popular with singles, couples and families, St Julian’s is a busy, vibrant town with shops, bars and restaurants to entertain during both the day and night.

For tourists wishing to see a little more of the area, a day trip to Valletta is just 20 minutes’ drive away. This destination has UNESCO status and boasts some spectacular architecture, such as the Grand Master’s Palace and the 16th century cathedral. The climate in St Julian’s is reliably gorgeous for most of the year, with summer temperatures averaging at 30ºC and winter rarely dipping much lower than 15.

Le Meridien Hotel, St. Julian’s ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Built in the grounds of an 18th century villa, Le Meridien Hotel boasts all the facilities of a modern hotel. Located in the heart of St. Julian’s promenade just a couple of minutes’ walk to the flat promenade and a host of shops, bars and restaurants. Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, indoor heated pool, spa, fitness centre and wide choice of dining options. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Westin Dragonara Hotel, St. Julian’s ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located on the peninsula of St. Julian’s bay with just a 10 minute stroll down to the flat promenade where you will find a wide choice of day and night life. Facilities: Swimming pool, two outdoor lidos, indoor pool, adults-only areas, summer kids’ club, casino, fitness centre, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

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Bugibba, Qawra, Mellieha, Sliema These four resorts represent the most beautiful parts of Malta, with carefully designed man-made beaches, fantastic Mediterranean weather, and the picturesque rocky beaches that the natural Maltese coastline is famous for. Bugibba is a resort with numerous activities to enjoy. The two main beaches each have their own unique allure, with one golden, sandy beach with serene waters, and another naturally pebbly beach that connects with the resort of Qawra. Blending into Bugibba, Qawra (pronounced “awra”) is a purposebuilt resort set around St Paul’s Bay. The most prominent landmark, which overlooks the town’s bars, restaurants and luxury hotels, is Qawra Tower, a historic structure that was previously a fortress but now homes a swimming pool and restaurant. If you explore, you

are likely to find some true Maltese cuisine offering local specialities such as fenek rabbit and pastizzi small pastries. Mellieha is the perfect Maltese destination for those craving great weather and natural surroundings, and is popular with families throughout all the seasons, offering year-round events and festivals. Sliema has a wide selection of manmade beaches, designer boutiques and restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisine as well as traditional Maltese dishes.

San Antonio Hotel, Bugibba ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Refurbished in 2014/15, the San Antonio hotel is just a short walk away from Bugibba with its numerous facilities and 150m to the beach. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool, adults-only rooftop pool (summer only), choice of restaurants, gym, spa, steam room, Turkish bath and hotel-run kids’ club. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Dolmen Resort Hotel, Bugibba ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Dolmen Resort is located just 70m from Bugibba’s seafront, 300m to the variety of nightlife. The local bus stop is 100m away allowing easy access to explore all that Malta has to offer. Facilities: Three outdoor swimming pools (summer only), indoor pool heated in winter, mini gym, sauna, regular evening entertainment and hotel-run kids’ club. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Qawra Palace Hotel, Qawra ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated across the road from a rocky beach and 1km from a small sandy beach, the Qawra Palace hotel is 500m from the main shopping area and has bars and restaurants on your doorstep. Facilities: Saltwater outdoor swimming pool, children’s entertainment and a choice of dining restaurants. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

Seashells Resort at Suncrest, Qawra ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located directly on the seafront overlooking the bay of Qawra, with the resort facilities of shops, bars and restaurants just a short stroll away. Facilities: Family sea view adapted rooms, one large swimming pool and two small children’s pools, a varied entertainment programme, gym, Jacuzzi and squash court. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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Paradise Bay Resort, Mellieha Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set in a quiet location, next to the Gozo ferry port. Public transport can be accessed from outside the hotel and the nearest town is 7km away. Facilities: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, kids’ club and entertainment. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Seabank Resort and Spa, Mellieha Bay ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Step outside this popular hotel and you are just 30m away from its own sandy beach. Although in an isolated position, public transport can be accessed from the main road and the nearest village is 4km away. Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool with Jacuzzi, daily live entertainment, kids’ club and disco, spa, themed restaurant for families and free WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Bayview Hotel, Sliema ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A stunning location with views across the bay of Sliema, the Bayview offers the perfect base to explore this exciting resort. A short stroll takes you to the waterfront harbour, where you will find a choice of facilities and public transportation to the capital. The rocky beach is 1.5km away. Facilities: Rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre and hairdressers. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Grand Excelsior, Floriana ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfas Suitable for Couples Location: The fortified town of Floriana stands just outside the capital, Valletta, which is just 2km away. This sensational 5* hotel offers superb facilities and wonderful views of Marsamxett harbour and Forth Manoel. Facilities: Large outdoor and indoor pool, fully equipped gym, beauty and health centre, sauna, steam room, yoga classes, harbour view bar as well as numerous other bars and restaurants. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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• Flights from your preferred airport • Adapted transfers from airport to hotel (and return) • 20 kilos of hold luggage • Meet and greet in resort • Welcome reception • Half Board accommodation • Guaranteed adapted rooms • A choice of adapted excursions to discover the very best of Malta, including: the Capital Delights in Valletta, the Highlights of Gozo, and the Tales of the Silent City of Medina • Assistance throughout your stay 73


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Billed as the oldest country in Europe, Bulgaria may seem an unlikely destination for an accessible holiday – however, its rich history is one of the land’s most appealing characteristics, and perfect for anyone seeking a cultured holiday and a glimpse through the ages.

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The scenery of Bulgaria is lush, mountainous and ever-changing, with freely roaming fauna and colourful, varied flora. The towns and cities appear almost as varied as their natural surroundings, but their architecture reminds visitors of Bulgaria’s long history. Bulgaria is also respected for its wines and the quality of its dairy produce, as well as a national cuisine that shares similarities with the Middle East. There is also no denying the value of the country’s food and drink, with a pint of local beer in some beach bars being sold for as little as 50p! Bulgaria’s vast expanse of coastline borders the Black Sea and encompasses natural dunes and beautiful golden beaches.

Nessebar, Sunny Beach Nessebar is an ancient, UNESCO-protected Bulgarian town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Black Sea Coast, and is an ideal resort for sun worshippers with a love of history. Often called the “Pearl of the Black Sea”, Nessebar dates back 3,000 years. Its old quarter is under a preservation order as a living museum town, and houses the remains of 40 churches from time periods spread across the ages. The restaurants in Nessebar offer Bulgarian dishes, game, fish delicacies and rich desserts. While main meals typically involve meat stews, much of the traditional cuisine shares traits with the Middle East meaning that the mix of spices is often exotic and deliciously fragrant.

Alternatively, Sunny Beach is a large welcoming seaside resort on the Black Sea Coast whose beach proudly waves the Blue Flag. As well as its restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, music venues, cafés and discos, there are also generally festivals, clubs, competitions, kids’ discos, playgrounds and kiddy trains to keep the whole family entertained. Sunny Beach is a purpose-built resort, and as such has been packed with opportunities for both relaxation and lively entertainment. The beach shelves gently into the sea, meaning that the ocean is generally calm and therefore safer for people who are not swimmers.

Sol Nessebar Hotels, Nessebar Choice of 3 – Nessebar Palace , Nessebar Bay, Nessebar Mare ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ / ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Alll Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The main resort area and UNESCO site of Nessebar can be reached within a 20-25 minutes’ walk. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pools for adults and children including aqua park, restaurant and choice of bars, day and evening entertainment, spa, and large garden areas.*Please ask for facilities specific to each hotel when calling Enable. Transfer Time: 40 minutes Image shows the Sol Nessebar Bay

Iberostar Sunny Beach, Sunny Beach ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Large hotel made up of two buildings just 70m from the flat walkway and beach. There is also a selection of shops, and supermarkets opposite the hotel. Facilities: Two outdoor pools, children’s pool, outdoor stage area for evening entertainment, daytime activities arranged by staff, cash machine. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

LTI Neptun Beach, Sunny Beach ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Friends / Families Location: 50m from a selection of pavement bars, cafés and restaurants as well as a good selection of shops and supermarkets. Direct access from this hotel on to the seafront promenade. Facilities: Outdoor pool, children’s pool, seasonal day and evening activities. Transfer Time: 40 minutes.

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The ancient and epic tales of Greek gods and warriors have transcended their origins and become part of today’s world, so Greece’s popularity as one of the most visited countries in the world is unsurprising – however, there is far more of the country to enjoy than its cultural heritage.

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With a gorgeous climate, delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine and scenery that rivals the best in the world, Greece deserves its continued popularity as a near-unbeatable European holiday destination. There are also unspoilt fishing villages, beautiful architectural marvels, a traditional culture, varied nightlife and beautiful beaches to relish. Greece’s gastronomy extends the full range of Mediterranean cooking. Souvlaki – temptingly cooked meat on a skewer – is a firm favourite, while taramasalata, moussaka and baklava are all dishes worth trying while you’re in the country of their birth.

Corfu Corfu is one of the more rural Greek islands, making it perfect for sightseeing and soaking up the scenery. The island’s unparalleled bays, gorgeous coves and varied beaches make for enticing draws, and the 120 miles of coastline backed by rows of typically lush Greek fauna make Corfu a picturesque treat, peppered with attractive villages and resorts nestled amongst olive groves and verdant cypress. Despite its generally composed character, the island has a colourful and energetic nightlife, full of live bands and nightclubs amongst the tavernas and bars. There are also plenty of great places to eat, and you will find that in Corfu the Mediterranean cuisine is often cooked to perfection.

The island’s fresh produce is plentiful, with tomatoes, herbs, olives, lemons and kumquats forming the sumptuous foundations of many an appetizing meal. Visitors interested in the island’s historical significance will enjoy learning more about its many occupations throughout the years, as each has contributed to its contemporary culture. Corfu’s climate varies within a fairly narrow range throughout the year, with averages of 25ºC in July.

Ariti Grand Hotel, Kanoni ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The warm and friendly Ariti Grand Hotel is situated just 4km from Corfu town in the village of Kanoni. Accessible public transport is available from outside the hotel which allows you to explore the north of the island and the historical sites of Corfu. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, relaxing sun terrace, access to fitness room/spa and internet access in public areas. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Corfu Mare Hotel, Corfu Town ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Adults-Only Location: This adults-only hotel has an enviable position and reputation which has guests returning time and again. Located 500m from the port with a selection of shops all close by and just a 10 minute bus ride from the historical old town. Facilities: Swimming pool, laundry service, specially trained staff for people with mobility or vision issues, free WiFi, public accessible toilets. Transfer Time: 10 minutes.

Grande Mar Hotel and Wellness, Benitses ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The Grande Mar hotel is all about facilities and views with a setting of 22,000sqm of land, and the beach sitting on your doorstep just 30m away. If you fancy stretching the muscles, head off to the pretty fishing village of Benitses just 500m from the hotel, or for those wishing to get a taste of real culture head to Corfu Old Town (12km away) and immerse yourself in the island’s history. Facilities: Swimming pool, outside theatre for evening entertainment, mini market, gym, hairdressers. Transfer Time: 40 minutes. 75


Belle Mare Hotel, Kassiopi ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples Location: You will find the Belle Mare Hotel in a tranquil setting beside crystal waters and well-maintained gardens. The family-run hotel is located next to Avlaki beach and offers breathtaking views across the bay. The nearest supermarket is 600m away and the quaint village of Kassiopi is 1.2 miles away, this charming complex is ideal for those looking for a more laid back holiday environment. Facilities: Swimming pool, free WiFi in public areas, breakfast and snack bar. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Elea Beach Hotel, Dassia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The hotel sits in a prime location on the Blue Flag beach of Dassia surrounded by olive groves. The resort centre is only 500m away and Corfu Town can be reached by public transport just 10km away. Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools, WiFi in selected areas, regular evening entertainment. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Mega Hotel, Ipsos ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The Mega hotel boasts an amazing position just 10m from the flat promenade and Ipsos’s “Golden Mile Beach”. The resort facilities are all on your doorstep so you do not have to go far to do that all important shopping. Facilities: Swimming pool, dry cleaning, doctor on call, and tea- and coffee-making facilities in room on request. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Kefalonia Kefalonia has retained its Greek charm due to its upmarket reputation and cultural appeal. Visitors are likely to find a holiday destination in Kefalonia that offers comfort and welcome from the locals, as well as an intriguing host of restaurants and beautiful, unspoilt landmarks. The island of Kefalonia offers a lush range of species and plant life, as well as a pleasant climate that is hot and bright during the summer and mild during winter. Tourists have been embracing the region since the 1980s, drawn to its picturesque olive groves, pretty fishing villages and two natural attractions: Melissani’s underground lake and Myrtos Beach.

The excellent beaches attract discerning visitors hungry to escape the mass tourism of some of Greece’s more bustling resorts, and the island offers diverse and sometimes astounding scenery. Kefalonia is also the largest of the Ionian Islands, and was once voted 10th in a world scenic beauty league.

Apartments, Kaligata Self-Catering Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Nestled in olive groves and within walking distance of the traditional village of Kaligata. Facilities: Ground floor apartments with views down through an unspoilt valley leading to the sea. Well-equipped apartments with air-con and a balcony, outdoor pool and a mini market conveniently close by. Yoga, healing and meditation also available. Transfer Time: 15 minutes. Car hire is recommended.

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Crete Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is a treasure trove of ancient legend and beautiful scenery, as well as being home to the birthplace of the first advanced European society. The island retains much of both its historical and natural character, boasting spectacular views of Europe’s longest gorge, stunning beaches, plus an endless array of colourful flora and both land-based and aquatic fauna. Crete is known for its organic, freshly farmed gastronomy, with favourite dishes including specially herbed sautéed lamb, Cretan cheese pies, and the rice dish gamopilafo. Crete’s hot and dry summers last longer than in many areas of the Mediterranean, and the island remains a wonderful place to explore during spring when the daytime temperature is cooler but still delightful.

There are as many areas of peace and tranquillity as there are places that contribute to the lively and bustling nightlife. Gouves is a quiet resort set amongst sandy bays and a cluster of bars and shops, and in contrast Hersonissos is a cosmopolitan resort offering an exciting set of bars and nightclubs.

Eria Resort, Maleme ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This fully adapted hotel is located in a quiet location that is just 10 minutes’ stroll from the flat seafront promenade, where you will find a selection of shops and restaurants. An accessible beach can be found 20 minutes away, which the hotel runs accessible transfers to. Facilities: Swimming pool, hydrotherapy and treatment room, sports court, accessible excursions, gym. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Iberostar Creta Panorama & Marine, Panormo ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set in a quiet location alongside two private coves, these sister hotels have all the facilities for an on-site holiday. Rethymnon is 18km away and can be accessed easily by private taxis, though accessible vehicles are limited on the island. Facilities: Several swimming pools located between the two hotels, which sit side by side. The hotel offers a choice of restaurants, including an Italian, and accessible bars as well as gym, sauna and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, WiFi access and kids’ club. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Magda Hotel, Gouves ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located just 200m away from the small resort centre of Gouves and 80m from the sandy beach, which has some accessible areas. This hotel is an ideal choice for those looking for a relaxing holiday with the benefits of the resort being on their doorstep. Facilities: Two swimming pools, mini market, internet access. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Creta Maris Beach Resort, Hersonissos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The hotel is close to the centre of Hersonissos with its sweeping bay, sandy beach and crystal clear water. Facilities: Conference and banqueting facilities, private chapel, six outdoor swimming pools, six children’s swimming pools, indoor swimming pool, beauty and hair salon, mini market, boutique, jewellery shop, doctor on call, disco, games room, car hire, parking, WiFi. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Rhodes The construction of Rhodes, capital of the Dodecanes, began in 407BC, and its rich, ancient history is evident at every turn. The island buzzes with life thanks to various outdoor cafés and shops, and it is impossible to ignore such refined sights as the island’s highest mountain Mt. Ataviros, the medieval castle of Kritinia and the Palace of the Grand Master in the Old Town. If relaxing on perfectly golden beaches is your idea of bliss there are plenty to captivate even the most discerning visitors. The island offers a range of gorgeous places to improve your tan including the beaches of Afandou, Kallithea and Petaloudes. Relaxation, emerald-blue waters and (for the more active) watersports are all prolifically available throughout Rhodes’ 50mile length.

Rhodes Town is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe. While some of Rhodes’ streets may be cobbled and rustic, there are accessible tours and scooter hire available for tourists wishing to ensure easy travel around this beautiful island. As well as being historic and traditional in appearance, there are also areas of modernity that include designer shops, a casino, concerts and international restaurants.

Best Western Plaza Hotel, Rhodes Town ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This centrally located hotel in Rhodes Town is 400m from the marina and offers a host of facilities on your doorstep. From the moment you arrive at the hotel, you will find that everyone, from the reception to the bar tender and the management, will be eager to make you feel at home. Facilities: Swimming pool, lounge, Jacuzzi, cocktail bar, restaurant, WiFi, rooms with air-con and minibar. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Hotel Mediterranean, Rhodes Town ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: The property is situated next to the casino and is just a short distance from the medieval Old Town, the city’s ancient ruins and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. The hotel is one of very few on the island to enjoy such close proximity to Rhodes town. It is the perfect base for guests seeking to make the most of Rhodes old and new town. Facilities: Swimming pool, Greek restaurant, café bar, snack bar, entertainment, gym, satellite TV, tennis, WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Levante Beach Hotel, Afandou ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Families Location: This custom-made, all-in-one resort is located on Rhodes’ longest beach in Afandou and offers a host of facilities to keep the whole family entertained. Facilities: Five swimming pools both outdoor and indoor, watersports, childcare centre, tennis courts, spa, teenagers’ club. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Sun Beach Hotel, Ialyssos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / Full board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This exceptional resort offers both adapted hotel rooms and suites in the heart of Ialyssos and is located directly on its own private accessible beach. The resort centre is a 10 minute walk away, though the hotel has so much to offer you do not need to leave the 35,000sqm grounds. Facilities: Two freeform swimming pools and two children’s pools, one with water slides, selection of restaurants and bars, kids’ club, mini golf, land and watersports, fitness centre, doctor on call, supermarket, hairdressers and guest relation officer. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. 78


Sheraton Hotel, Ixia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Set along the main Ixia road, across the road from its own private beach is where you will find the luxurious Starwood Sheraton hotel. There is a selection of shops and restaurants within walking distance and Rhodes town can be accessed by public transport from outside the hotel. Facilities: Three outdoor swimming pools, à la carte restaurants, gym, sauna, WiFi access, floodlit tennis courts, playroom, mini-market and kids’ club. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Amathus Beach, Ixia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located across the road from the beach in between the resorts of Rhodes town and Ixia, the stylish Amathus Beach hosts a plethora of facilities on-site as well as a selection of shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Facilities: Three swimming pools with reserved sun loungers for guests less mobile, buffet and à la carte restaurant, spa centre with indoor pool, kids’ club and free WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Olympic Palace, Ixia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Olympic Palace is located across the road from the hotel’s own private beach on the main Ixia road. Rhodes town can be accessed by a short trip on public transportation and there is a selection of shops and restaurants located just a few metres from the hotel. Facilities: Two outdoor swimming pools (one with swim-up bar), children’s splash pool, day and evening entertainment, and gym with sauna. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Elysium Hotel, Kalithea ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples Location: The luxurious resort of Elysium sits proudly on the awardwinning blue flag beach of Kalithea, 4km from Faliraki and 9km from Rhodes town. Facilities: Large freeform swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, gym, spa, mini golf, mini market, internet access, and live entertainment. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Sentido Apollo Blue Palace, Faliraki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Apollo Blue rests on the beach just 5km from Rhodes Airport, 2km from Faliraki town centre, and 14km from Rhodes town centre. Facilities: WiFi in selected areas, satellite TV, telephone, safe, radio, internet, air-con, mini fridge, hairdryer, bathroom with shower, a balcony or terrace, wellness spa, indoor pool. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Tolon, Halkidiki, Loutraki Tolon grew from a small fishing village into a traditional yet expansive tourist magnet, but retains its tiny population of 1,200 and a uniquely cultural charm. The locals are renowned for recognising visitors from years past and welcome old and new, singles and couples, families and children to their naturally beautiful coastal home. The village is renowned for its natural beauty that is evoked by the mountainous terrain as well as the lush green fauna and varied wildlife. The local beach is a long, sandy delight and has been awarded a Blue Flag. The Halkidiki peninsula at the north-east coast is known for its endless cosmopolitan beaches, deep coves and unspoiled landscapes. Once you have seen the region’s jaw-dropping scenery, it should come as no surprise that it has been stated that there

is nowhere in Greece that can boast beaches as perfect as those of Halkidiki. The seaside resort of Loutraki offers a temperate year-round climate. The dry, warm weather is a welcoming accompaniment to the region’s stunning landscape and numerous places of entertainment and pleasure, such as the Loutraki Municipal Spa, Loutraki Casino (which is the largest in Europe) and the large variety of Mediterranean restaurants to be found throughout.

John and George Hotel, Tolon ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated in the old part of Tolon, in an elevated position with exceptional views across the bay. The beach and Tolon attractions are just a short walk away, complimented by a working harbour providing anchorage for cruise and fishing boats. The John and George is an extremely comfortable, welcoming family-run complex. Facilities: The well-stocked bar and the dining room are immediately accessible from the swimming pool. There is also a small children’s pool. Transfer Time: 150 minutes.

Ikos Resorts Olivia, Toroneos, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Relishing its exclusive position on the gulf of Toroneos, Ikos Resorts Olivia is set in 22 acres of beautiful gardens and rural land. Ancient olive trees and fragrant firs provide both shade and privacy throughout the spacious grounds, the manicured lawns eventually meeting the white sands and refreshing waters of the Aegean. Facilities: A warm welcome to the most discerning traveller, entertainment, bars, restaurants, cocktails bar, kids’ clubs, pools, spa, fitness, watersports. Bungalow-style deluxe accommodation. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Anthemus Sea Beach Resort, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This luxurious, award-winning hotel stands on a beautiful bay lying in the “Elia Coast” of Sithonia, in Halkidiki, beside a Blue Flagawarded sandy beach. Facilities: Wellness spa, pools, live music, haute cuisine restaurant, beach bar, live music. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Alexander the Great, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This accessible, environmentally-friendly hotel overlooks Kassandra Beach, one of Halkidiki’s most famous beaches. Facilities: Beach bar, night bar, pool bar, taverna, café, restaurant, car and bike rentals, various parties and theme nights, rural tours, watersports, live music, wine tasting tours, champagne evenings, weekly recreation programme, dance classes, swimming pool, games room. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

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Chrousso Village Resort Hotel, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This beachside family hotel is situated 400m from the beach and 1.2km from Paliouri Village. Facilities: Bar / restaurant, 2 pools, entertainment, on-site mini market, WiFi. Transfer Time: 90 minutes.

Istion Club Hotel, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples Location: Set against the world-famous Mount Olympus, 2km from the village of Nea Potidea and 55km from Thessaloniki’s Makedonia airport. Facilities: Two swimming pools, restaurant, three bars, spa, fitness room, sports facilities including diving centre, tennis courts, day and evening entertainment, WiFi, medical services, laundry service. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Pomegranate Hotel, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: This hotel has a great reputation in Halkidiki, and stands among the Kassandra and Sithonia peninsulas of Halkidiki, just 30 minutes from Thessaloniki’s International Airport. Facilities: Concierge, dry cleaning, WiFi, shops and boutiques, babysitting (on request), 24hr room service, currency exchange, on-site medical services, direct access to the beach, lagoon-style swimming pools, beach and pool bar, three 5* fine dining restaurants. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Theophano Imperial, Halkidiki ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This exclusive accommodation overlooks the Toroneos Gulf Coast and stands just steps away from Kallithea Beach. Facilities: Outdoor pool, children’s pool, kids’ club, tennis, mini golf, Italian restaurant, à la carte restaurant, main restaurant, bar, pool bar, sun beds, large range of activities and sports, air-con, 24hr room service, laundry/dry cleaning service, car hire, currency exchange, WiFi. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

Sirens Hotel, Loutraki Self-Catering Suitable for Couples / Families Location: These five accessible apartments lie in beautiful surroundings, close to the city of Loutraki. There is a ramp from the accommodation giving direct access to the beach and into the sea and all have been designed specifically with a wheelchair user in mind. Facilities: Equipment rental, physiotherapy, cleaning service, laundry service, free delivery from a traditional Greek restaurant, air-con, balcony, sea view. Transfer Time: 120 minutes.

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CYPRUS Enabled

Sun-soaked Cyprus is a much-loved holiday destination and has been for many years, and is often as welcoming to those with mobility impairments as those without. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and offers lush beaches and towering mountains, traditional villages and bustling cities, rich mythology as well as a contemporary culture.

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Enable Holidays has a long list of audited and fully adapted hotel rooms and apartments waiting for tourists wishing to visit Cyprus for its inviting climate, Mediterranean cuisine and ample opportunities for exploration and relaxation. While Greek is the official language English is spoken widely throughout, making a visit a little more convenient than many other European destinations.

Paphos, Polis A long history, stunning scenery and an open-air café culture combine to make this a beautifully balanced holiday destination. Paphos’s ancient temples, preserved tombs and historic monuments are all on show to demonstrate the region’s long and rewarding tale. Almost half of Paphos’s 27 beaches have been awarded a Blue Flag, meaning that the coastline is a gorgeous treasure trove of sun-kissed splendour. The generous number of beaches to choose from means that they are rarely over-filled. Polis is a small, quiet Cypriot town with a large selection of shops, restaurants and a charming square that attracts both holidayers and locals as a place to relax and soak in the charming, soothing

ambience. The resort has a reputation for its fish tavernas as well as the opportunities it presents for watersports in the bay. Polis’s beauty is unspoilt and offers a taste of “old world” pleasures, such as its interesting shops, golden Blue Flag beach, laid-back cafés and the surrounding nature reserve.

Avanti Hotel and Apartments, Paphos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: A 20 minute stroll from the hotel will take you to the main area of Kato Paphos. There is a selection of shops and bars nearby. Facilities: Lagoon-style swimming pool, indoor pool, bowling green, tennis courts, gym, sauna, evening entertainment, kids’ club and free WiFi. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Athena Beach, Paphos ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: On a sandy/shingle beach 1.5km from Paphos’s tourist centre. Only 2km from the harbour Facilities: Three outdoor swimming pools (one with waterslide), indoor pool (heated in winter), gym, spa, frequent evening entertainment, kids’ club and WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Asimina Suites, Paphos ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: With a fabulous location and stunning accommodation, the Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites provide that beachside luxury we all crave. The nearest shops, bars and restaurants can be found 500m away, whilst the centre of Paphos is 2km. Facilities: Two interconnecting swimming pools, indoor pool, gym, spa, floodlit tennis courts, free WiFi, live music and wellness activities. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Sentido Cypria Resort, Paphos ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: On a small beach, next door to the Cyprotel Cypria Maris. 500m to Sandy Beach. Linked to the old harbour and the resort centre (2km) by the seafront promenade. 100m to bus stop, with service into the centre of Paphos. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, indoor pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, day and evening entertainment, kids’ club and free WiFi in selected areas. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Amphora Resort and Suites, Paphos ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: A stylish hotel with sensational views that lies on the beachfront where the former SODAP Winery once stood, with views of the Mediterranean and Paphos Castle. Facilities: Restaurant, lounge bar, free internet access in lobby, open-air restaurant/beer garden. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Capital Coast Resort and Spa, Paphos ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Providing typically comfortable Cypriot hospitality, this hotel stands between the harbour of Paphos and the sandy beaches of Coral Bay. Facilities: Indoor heated pool, steam room, Finnish sauna, fitness centre, gym, aerobics studio, pool bar, Jacuzzi, massage, beauty treatment, à la carte restaurant, evening entertainment, large outdoor swimming pool. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Crown Resorts Horizon, Paphos ✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Just 300m from a sandy beach, this traditional hotel stands in the beautiful Coral Bay in Paphos just a few minutes’ walk away from the main area. Facilities: WiFi, launderette and dry cleaning service, restaurant with pool terrace, cocktail bar, pool bar, massage, billiards, pool, video games. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

C and A Tourist Apartments, Polis ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering / Half Board Suitable for Couples Location: Located in the residential area of Polis, five minutes’ walk to the centre of town, where you will find a selection of restaurants, most with full accessibility. Experience a very warm welcome at this familyrun property, enjoying the flexibility of home cooking combined with exploring the local accessible restaurants. Facilities: Heated outdoor swimming pool and raised sun loungers. Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

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Protaras, Ayia Napa Family–oriented and popular with couples, Protaras offers all the beaches and warm weather you would expect from a Cyprus holiday destination, plus a border that touches a number of enchanting villages to visit. It’s also a great sign that Protaras has been awarded the 3rd Best European Beach Resort in 2011, and the standards have remained just as high ever since. The resort is one of the main tourist attractions on the south east coast of Cyprus due to the fine weather and the range of things to do and see. The naturally beautiful scenery and Blue Flag beaches make a gorgeous backdrop to the many beautiful landmarks and attractions which include picturesque churches, the Ocean Aquarium Park and the Cape Greco National Park.

Ayia Napa hosts beautiful golden sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. It offers something for all tastes: a peaceful disabled-friendly holiday that’s ideal for families, as well as everything for those who want a livelier accessible holiday. It isn’t just the quiet beaches and exciting nightlife that make up Ayia Napa’s intoxicating character; the range of restaurants, shops and museums is dazzling, too.

Cavo Maris Beach Hotel, Protaras ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Situated less than one mile from the centre of Protaras, the Cavo Maris Beach Hotel is just moments from the beach. During the evening there is a number of restaurants and tavernas for a relaxed night, whilst those looking for something a bit more fast-paced can take a trip to the nearby town of Ayia Napa which is four miles away. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool with children’s pool, heated indoor pool, spa, gym, hairdressers. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Capo Bay Beach Hotel, Protaras ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Capo Bay Hotel Cyprus blends modern features with a traditional approach to providing excellent service, and stands in the heart of Protaras, beside Fig Tree Bay. Facilities: WiFi, launderette and dry cleaning service, restaurant with pool terrace, cocktail bar, pool bar, massage, billiards, pool, video games, kids’ club. Transfer Time: 50 minutes.

Nissi Beach Apartments, near Ayia Napa Self-Catering Suitable for Adults / Families Location: Situated in the heart of the glorious Nissi Beach area of Ayia Napa, the Nissi Beach Apartments offer views that allow guests to truly absorb the stunning beauty of the surrounding landscape. There are shops, bars and restaurants in the nearby area, and the bay is sheltered for watersports. Facilities: Small, modern, ground floor apartment with communal pool, air-con, LCD TV, equipped kitchen, patio, WiFi. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

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Because of this, and seasonal variations in cost and availability, we are unable to show prices in our brochure. But we can promise to be as competitive as we possibly can for a holiday that’s created especially for you. Our prices include: • Accommodation • Flights – including allocated hold baggage • Transfers by taxi between airport and resort • Bespoke holiday planning to meet individual needs • Pre-booked equipment Just contact our friendly team on 0871 222 4939 (Calls from landlines cost less than 10p per minute. Mobile prices may differ).


Larnaca, Limassol Larnaca lies on the southernmost coast of Cyprus. The sensational coastline and numberless landmarks, some of which date back millennia, burst with charm and natural beauty. Combining high culture alongside bars and restaurants, visitors with impaired mobility can enjoy the history and character during the day, and the seductive cuisine and nightlife in the evening. Sun-kissed Limassol is a popular wheelchair-friendly holiday destination that features a wide selection of cafés, restaurants and bars. That’s not to suggest that the weather and the cuisine are the sole reasons to visit this gorgeous slice of Cyprus, as there are numerous museums and sites of archeological interest to keep culture vultures entertained.

Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca ✶✶✶✶✶B  ed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This serene hotel stands directly beside a golden beach, just on the edge of the tourist part of Larnaca. Facilities: Haute cuisine restaurant, buffet restaurant with outdoor deck, buffet with à la carte menu, taverna specialising in grilled food, cocktail bar, pub, pool bar, spa, gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, hairdressers, tennis court, watersports. A pool hoist can be rented at the guest’s expense. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Lordos Beach Hotel, Larnaca ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: In Pyla, a village in the Larnaca district, on a strip lined by tavernas, restaurants, shops and boutiques. The strip runs parallel to the beach. Facilities: Room service, WiFi, two restaurants, four bars including a pool bar and sundeck observatory bar, fitness centre, outdoor pool (seasonal), indoor pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court, dry cleaning and laundry service, babysitting, multilingual staff. Transfer Time: 15 minutes.

Atlantica Miramare Beach, Limassol ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Atlantic Miramare Beach Hotel lies at the centre of the tourist area of Limassol directly beside the beach. Facilities: Two restaurants, two outdoor swimming pools, choice of bars, gym, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, hairdressing and beauty salon, tennis courts, live music and watersports on the beach. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

St Raphael, Limassol ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / All Inclusive Suitable for Couples Location: A comfortable, spacious hotel that stands on the beach and 200m from nearest shops, bars and restaurants and 5km from resort centre. Facilities: Six restaurants, café, bar, gym, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, two outdoor pools, 24hr reception, internet in the lobby, two outdoor tennis courts, childcare, 24hr room service. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

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Travel to the land of the Pharoahs, the Sphinx and the glorious pyramids where some of the world’s most incredible sights await you. The mighty Nile allows for stunning river cruises while the Red Sea offers the opportunity for the more intrepid visitors to try adapted diving and snorkelling. The famed resorts of Cairo and Luxor will also allow visitors to experience some of the most famous and enthralling monuments and landmarks on the planet. There is little doubt that tourists in Egypt will experience a warm and welcoming disposition from the Egyptian population. There are countless ideal places to sample Egyptian hospitality, from the hotels to the tours and out into the busy streets, but for many people the country’s main draw will be the 7,000-year history and the landmarks that have come to represent them. Enable Holidays can organise trips for you to sample and explore these many sights, via helpful advice or even a pre-arranged tour that will allow you to reach a wider range of places than you may have reached otherwise. Despite places such as the pyramids and the temples often being seen as Egypt’s touristic highlights, there are countless other reasons to visit. Adapted dives in the Red Sea, an exciting nightlife in the cities and a cuisine that includes kebabs, rice and lentil dishes, as well as salads of fresh seasonal vegetables laid out over pita bread. The heat and climate of Egypt can be intense, so visitors will often venture out of their hotels early in the morning for their day’s sightseeing. Come the afternoon when the scorching sun is at its hottest, many will take soothing refuge in a secluded bar, the hotel swimming pool or under the shade of an umbrella-cloaked deck chair.

Egypt Tours

Nile Discovery Cruise and Luxor Tour ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Full Board 8 Days/7 Nights Cruise and cruise+stay options available See the sights that have shaped history and experience wondrous cruising, good food and comfortable onboard accommodation. The 5* plus M/S Amarco is not only elegant and stylishly furnished, but is also the only fully adapted ship to accommodate wheelchair passengers. This luxurious ship offers an excellent standard of service, having two lifts that give full access to all four decks and a separate lift to access the sun deck. There are also exceptionally spacious cabins which feature fully adapted bathrooms. There is a purpose-built ramp to give transport access to the riverside in Luxor with five steps that may require manual assistance for embarkation, but there are many eager helpers to assist should they be required. A full range of onboard facilities is available, so please ask for details. 86

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–L  and at Luxor airport and transfer to your 5* cruise ship.

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–O  ptional tour of ancient Aswan and its many fabulous sights.

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– Sail to Luxor.

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–D  isembark ship and transfer to airport for return flight.

–S  ail to Edfu and see the 2,000 year-old Temple of Horus. –V  isit Komombo and awe-inspiring Aswan. –E  njoy the onboard facilities or take an optional tour to Abu Simbel – home to the great sun temple of Ramses II.

–O  pportunity to tour around the mystical and mesmerising city of Luxor, the pulsing heart of ancient Egypt.


Cairo, Luxor Cairo, the capital of Egypt, offers a wide range of historical sites - including, of course, the awe-inspiring Giza Pyramids. A visit to the Egyptian Museum – with its 120,000 objects – must be one of the biggest and best collections you’ll find anywhere, but then again, wherever you are in this fascinating, bustling city there’s always something to amaze you. As you look across the city’s dramatic skyline, you’ll quickly realise why Cairo is often referred to as ‘the city of a thousand minarets’. Quite simply, it is one of the most impressive places on earth.

Situated on the site of the ancient city of Thebes, visitors to Luxor frequently call it the ‘world’s greatest open-air museum’. It’s literally bursting with monuments, temples, tombs, ruins and artefacts - many of which are housed within a very modern-day city. As you can imagine, a lot of the sights are extremely difficult to get to by wheelchair, but adapted excursions can be arranged with the local agent. Whilst visiting Luxor, we do recommend a cruise down the Nile to Aswan, where you’ll be able to visit many of the accessible ancient sites and marvel at the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Makadi Bay Makadi Bay nestles gently between serene desert sand dunes, boasting long stunning stretches of gently sloping white sand and translucent waters. By evening the laid back day-time ambience evolves into equally low-key night life for a truly relaxing holiday.

Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab Sharm el Sheikh is a popular place for those who wish to indulge in scuba diving and snorkelling – something which Enable Holidays is proud to be able to supply to our customers, regardless of their level of mobility. It is described by many as one of the most extraordinary diving spots in the world, with clear and calm waters, 250 different coral reefs and over 1,000 species of fish – so make sure you speak to us about the accessible diving trips available in the area.

Hurghada, El Gouna Hurghada caters to an international crowd and offers both delicious cuisine and a fun nightlife. Lying to the west of the country’s Red Sea Riviera, this vibrant destination evolved from a fishing village into a hugely popular holiday resort. Like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada has become world-famous for its diving. Considering its proximity to the crystal waters and the stunning marine life of the Red Sea, its popularity should not be any kind of shock. El Gouna is proud to have been recognised as Egypt’s most environmentally-friendly resort, and provides beautiful natural beaches and year-round sunshine.

Marsa Alam The town of Marsa Alam lies on the southern Red Sea Riviera, and while it could be described as an “upcoming” resort, its main appeal is just how untouched the area is. Lush reefs beneath the crystal waters make Marsa Alam popular with divers, while the glorious beaches offer seclusion and serenity. As well as enjoying all that Marsa Alam has to offer, it is also possible to visit Egypt’s most famed destinations, Cairo and Luxor, from there too. Day trips will be long and may require a flight, so it may be an idea to plan staying overnight if you venture elsewhere, but the opportunity to explore these other delights as well as those of Marsa Alam may be too tempting to look past. To the north of Marsa Alam you will find Port Ghalib, a marina development featuring upmarket places to shop, eat and drink.

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TURKEY Enabled

Turkey rests at the intersection between Europe, Asia and Africa. With roots lying between such a bubbling convergence of continents it’s no surprise that the country homes over 20 different cultures and attracts holiday makers who are just as diverse.

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Enviable beaches edge this scintillating shoreline, but few coastal experiences rival the beauty of the architecture and archaeological sites to be found farther inland. The archaeology involves a bewildering array of remnants from the Ottoman Empire, offering glimpses into cultures as varied as Hittite, Greek, Hellenistic, Byzantine, Urartian and more. Amongst the intriguing contrast of the landscapes you will find stunning Islamic monuments, hilltop fortifications, city bazaars and ancient churches standing beside contemporary malls and chain stores. With a world-famous cuisine that many rate as one of the most rewarding on the planet, Turkey offers visitors both the chance to sample its national delicacies as well as numerous foods from across the world. Amongst Turkey’s gastronomic highlights you can sample a spicier, feistier variant on the typical kebab, olive oil-drenched Aegean vegetables and the sweetest of sweet baklava, as well as many more. There are also steps being taken to improve the country’s disabled accessibility, which continues to help Turkey grow in popularity as a striking, exotic destination to visit for people with reduced mobility. The Mediterranean coast enjoys a hot, dry climate throughout much of the year, with winters that remain warm. This weather has helped to make the region a popular winter escape as well as a delightful summer vacation resort.

Lara Beach This is certainly an impressive-looking area of Turkey, where the luxury hotels are often built to look like world-famous landmarks. As the resort has been named after the beach itself, it should be no surprise that Lara Beach is an exquisite Blue Flag blanket of golden sand that stretches on for several miles. Here there are watersports to enjoy as well as more relaxing spots to lounge and recline upon in order to truly soak up the everpresent sun. Close to the beach, the Sultan’s Bazaar offers over 70 designer shops and boutiques to explore, while the cobbled streets of the close-by Kaleici area offer even more of the same. These shops, alongside the bars and restaurants that supply high-

quality food and cocktails at all hours, can be enjoyed in contrast to the more historic joys of Lara Beach, such as the Aspendos ancient amphitheatre and the Duden Waterfalls. Lying just a few miles from Antalya, Lara Beach has an average temperature of 30ºC or above and receives very little rainfall during the summer. Its popularity as a place to go during the winter is also growing due to its mild climate.

Belek With a mountainous backdrop and soft-sand beaches, as well as world-class golf courses, Belek supplies visitors with a heady blend of the ancient and the contemporary. This purpose-built resort offers one of the most beautiful beaches on the Turkish coast, which is edged by serene pines and popular with loggerhead and green turtles as a nesting place. Watersports are popular here, embraced by both locals and tourists in equal measure. As with much of the rest of Turkey, there are numerous historical sites to enjoy in Belek. Alongside the designer shops and delicious eateries you can find the Aspendos Theatre, which was built in the 2nd Century, plus Roman-style remnants such as the Hadrian Gate and City Walls.

The main reason that many people visit Belek, though, is for the golf. There are six near-flawless golf courses, where both amateurs and veterans can enjoy honing their swing. Belek also offers visitors the chance to visit other places of interest such as Perge, Antalya, and the Koprulu National Park. This last location is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, and is well worth a day trip.

Kemer Kemer is a lively holiday resort with a crystalline coastline edged by jade-green forests, which provides a beautiful environment for a fun-packed accessible holiday. Set within these striking surroundings, Kemer also provides colourful bars, restaurants, cafés and clubs, to keep visitors entertained throughout their stay. Many guests come to Kemer for the sandy beaches, where visitors can laze in the sun or watch the popular watersports

that take place beyond the shore. Eating out is another popular reason to visit, with restaurants and cafés along the promenade area serving up traditional Turkish cuisine, fresh seafood and international dishes.

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FLORIDA Enabled

Home of Walt Disney World® Resort, southern hospitality and 40 million annual visitors, the “Sunshine State” offers some of the planet’s best-equipped facilities for people with mobility impairments.

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Orlando is the most popular destination for tourists in Florida, and the Enable Holidays team is happy to offer a range of accommodation right at the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort. It doesn’t matter whether you’re brushing shoulders with your idols at All-Star Movies Resort, going wild at the Animal Kingdom or embracing the southern mansions and paddle steamers of Riverside, there’s certain to be a place we can offer you that will bring you a step closer to your dreams. In the city, you will find quaint boutiques and enormous shopping malls to visit during the day and a busy, welcoming nightlife.

Disney Resorts, Florida ✶ ✶ ✶ / ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ / ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ / Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located on and around Walt Disney World® Resort, we offer a plethora of resort accommodations to suit your holiday needs. Please ask for facilities specific to each hotel when calling Enable. Facilities: Outdoor swimming pool, WiFi, Disabled parking, and a choice of dinning options. Transfer Time: Orlando International – 30 minutes, Sandford International – 60 minutes. Image shows the All-star Movie Resort ©

Homewood Suites Universal, Orlando ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Self-Catering Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located close to Wet ’n Wild and central to International drive, the Homewood Suites is one of the nearest off-site hotels to Universal Studios. Facilities: Outdoor pool, fitness centre, hot tub, tennis courts, small selection of shops. Transfer Time: Orlando International – 25 minutes, Sandford International – 45 minutes.

Rosen Inn Pointes, Orlando ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Located across the street from Pointe Orlando shopping complex and 2.8km from SeaWorld® Orlando. Facilities: Outdoor pool, children’s playground, WiFi in public areas, shops, restaurant. Transfer Time: Orlando International – 25 minutes, Sandford International – 50 minutes.

Clarion Inn Buena Vista, Orlando ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This perfectly located hotel is less than two miles away from Walt Disney World® Resort. Facilities: Complimentary guest parking, two seasonally heated swimming pools, gift shop, 24hr video arcade games room, billiards, air hockey, mini-market and deli, free shuttles to Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld®, Aquatica and area outlet shopping, buffet restaurant. Transfer Time: Orlando International – 25 minutes, Sandford International – 50 minutes. 89


Hawthorn Suites, Orlando ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This accommodation stands close to Orlando’s best theme parks, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld®. Facilities: Gym, internet, swimming pool, laundry, ATM, dry cleaning, hot tub. Transfer Time: Orlando International – 25 minutes, Sandford International – 45 minutes.

Rosen Inn International, Orlando ✶ ✶ ✶ Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: This accommodation stands minutes from some of Orlando’s best shopping and entertainment areas, and stands less than 2 miles from Universal Orlando and less than 4 miles from SeaWorld®. Facilities: Two swimming pools (seasonally heated), restaurant, free parking with gated entrance, fitness centre, mini-market and deli, complimentary scheduled shuttles to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld®, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild (reservations required). Transfer Time: Orlando International – 25 minutes, Sandford International – 45 minutes.

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The USA is an accessible holiday destination like no other. The level of disabled-friendly facilities is world-renowned, and the number of legendary landmarks and attractions is quite breath-taking. The most popular area that Enable Holidays sends our customers to is likely to be Orlando, Florida, due to it being home to Walt Disney World® Resort. There are, however, many other states and cities that combine fantastic adapted accommodation with unique cultural experiences and spectacular attractions. There are the sights and sounds of the Big Apple, the bright Hollywood lights of Los Angeles, the vibrant neon glamour and the clanging onearmed-bandits of Las Vegas. Customers from the past have also relished the welcoming highs of San Francisco, and the famously historical American seafood capital of Boston. In the bubbling, exciting, vast and varied USA, there truly is something for everyone to relish. Accessible American holidays can be multi-centre, in order to create an itinerary that suits anyone. If there is another area of the USA that you would like to visit that we have not mentioned, give us a call! We are always happy to investigate new areas of the globe for our customers.

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The Caribbean’s reputation as an oasis of beauty and tropical wonders is fully justified. The spotless beaches, towering palms, shimmering waters and dreamy weather mean that for many of us these islands represent an accessible holiday in paradise. It isn’t solely the surroundings that make these heavenly islands such an exquisite destination; it is also the culture, the colonial history, the delightful cuisine and the bubbly, charismatic people. Explore Barbados, St Lucia, the Dominican Republic, and perhaps even further, engaging with the welcoming, laid back and friendly populace the islands are famous for. The parties and festivals throughout are legendary, their participants colourful and varied, and their music is diverse and life-affirming. To the visitor, the entire culture feels imbued with a thirst for fun and a need to take life as it comes, and this is never felt more strongly than during one of the Caribbean’s ubiquitous beach parties. The variety of seafood and rice dishes is impressive, and includes exotic meals such as turtle stew, ackee, breadfruit and saltfish. The fusion of African, East Indian, European, Chinese and Native American foods makes the sumptuous and often spicy delicacies of the Caribbean a truly exotic experience. The Caribbean is also famous for its love of rum, meaning that there will always be the option to sip a delicious beverage alongside each tasty meal. Museums teach visitors about the islands’ unique, often tumultuous, always captivating history, as well as others that explore the Caribbean’s glorious fauna and flora. Other attractions explore the vibrant and unmistakable art styles of the islands, while more still embrace other creative aspects of the culture such as its dancing and musical styles.

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Barbados It’s difficult to even read the word “Barbados” without it conjuring a deliciously lilting accent, a vision of a tropical beach, the feel of the glowing sun and perhaps even the taste of a rum-based cocktail. Comprising of over 700 islands, reefs and islets, the Caribbean (or Antilles) is for many the fantasy holiday destination. Barbados has been called the “last authentic Caribbean island”, suggesting that it remains relatively unspoilt despite its popularity as a holiday destination. Although the island’s roads are often narrow and the pavements uneven, Barbados’s resorts are generally accessible and provide entertainment, tropical spas, great food, watersports

and a fun nightlife. There is also a wide range of accommodation choices including wheelchair adapted rooms in a 4* hotel that offers guests access to two beautiful swimming pools, weekly entertainment schedule, two restaurants, two bars and numerous other amenities to help create your ideal holiday.

Accra Beach Hotel, Barbados ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Half Board / Full Board Suitable for Couples / Families Location: The Accra Beach hotel is located on Rockley beach, which many believe to be one of the best in the world. The resort is sandwiched between the capital, Bridgetown and the popular St. Lawrence gap. Facilities: Two swimming pools, (one of which is adults-only), choice of 4 restaurants, entertainment 5 times a week, watersports, games room. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic provides visitors with an astonishing tropical environment, a lively culture packed with music and art, and the opportunity to embrace the region’s intriguing history. With some of the world’s most sensationally golden beaches and a wonderfully warm climate, the Dominican Republic is a Caribbean paradise, and the landscape offers much more than its exquisite coastline: there are national parks, mountain ranges and winding rivers almost everywhere you look. The country is also famed for its many sense-teasing exports such as chocolate, rum, coffee and cigars that are readily available to sample. Combine these with the populace’s famously friendly service and a delightfully varied cuisine and

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Barcelo Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Located on Bavaro beach, Punta Cana Facilities: Six restaurants, several bars, swimming pool, pub, health centre, tennis court, WiFi, shops, entertainment, kids’ club. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. A part of the Barcelo Hotel Group.

Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Dominican Republic ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Situated directly on Bavaro’s 2km beach, protected by coral reef, set in 600 acres of grounds. Facilities: There are no less than a dozen on-site restaurants including three buffets and nine à la carte, swimming pool, 24hr casino, gym, tennis courts, watersports, floating beach wheelchair. Transfer Time: 20 minutes. A part of the Barcelo Hotel Group.

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Antigua The enchanting island of Antigua has a winding, picturesque coastline edged by secluded caves and an ocean hiding fascinating coral reefs. This tropical paradise provides guests with idyllic days and opportunities for lively nights, bettered by the delightful cuisine and famously welcoming locals. It is an exciting development for Enable Holidays to be providing accessible holidays to this sun-kissed paradise. Smaller and less touristic than some other Caribbean islands, Antigua’s biggest appeal is its peaceful ambience.

While away the hours on the gloriously white west coast beaches between Jolly Harbour and Old Road Town, soaking in the rays that warm the island year-round. The weather is at its driest and coolest during the UK’s winter, making it a seductive getaway during the cold home season.

Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Families Location: Set between the Caribbean coast and Jolly Harbour, this relaxed, beachfront resort surrounded by tropical gardens is 15 minutes’ walk from Jolly Harbour Golf Club. Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, kids’ club, evening entertainment, gym, WiFi. Transfer Time: 30 minutes.

Galley Bay Resort and Spa, Antigua ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶+ All Inclusive Suitable for Adults-Only Location: Overlooking Galley Bay on the Caribbean coast, this allinclusive, beachfront resort is surrounded by tropical greenery, 7 km from Cedar Valley Golf Club, and 8 km from Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, evening entertainment, gym, spa, WiFi. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

St. Lucia This Caribbean island offers miles of stunning rainforest, glorious stretches of white sand and even a drive-through volcano. The island’s awe-inspiring mountain ranges, natural waterfalls, palmlined beaches and tropical weather offer a visual cocktail sure to intoxicate even the most clear-headed. And it is not only St Lucia’s diverse landscape that distinguish it from other Caribbean islands – whether you are seeking relaxation or exciting rejuvenation, St Lucia has everything to offer. St Lucia’s cuisine is as varied as its scenery, drawing influences from West African, British, French and East Indian gastronomy. While the national dish is green figs and saltfish, there are also curries with a Caribbean twist, stewed chicken

dishes, flavourful fish broths and, of course, rice and peas. Peak season to visit runs from mid-December to April, when the weather is less sticky and wet, making the island a wonderful place to escape to during those chilly winter months.

Royal St. Lucian and Spa, St. Lucia ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶+ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Overlooking Rodney Bay along the Caribbean coast, this upscale beachfront resort is 2.4 km from Rodney Bay Marina and 4.4 km from Beausejour Stadium. Facilities: Swimming pool, restaurant, bar, kids’ club, evening entertainment, gym, spa, WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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After the USA, Mexico is the most visited country in the Americas and provides a vast array of accessible holiday opportunities. From the glorious weather to the diverse landscapes both dry and tropical, to the sumptuous street food and the vibrant culture, Mexico is a tremendous, bubbling destination.

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Cancún’s year-round sunshine makes this coastal resort extremely popular with disabled holiday makers craving a beach to recline on, and has plenty of Mexican culture nearby. The city has steadily risen from a fishing island into one of Mexico’s most well-known holiday destinations. In 2007, the World Tourism Organisation awarded Cancún the “Best of the Best” award “for excellence and good governance”. Playa del Carmen’s clear waters have made it famous as a top diving spot, and the local accessible diving opportunities make exploring the colourful sea life an experience available to almost everyone. Riviera Maya spreads along the coast, its powdery white beaches drawing visitors to its beautiful shores throughout the year. This is also another popular diving destination, and has a dazzling array of marine life to encounter.

Barcelo Maya Palace, Riviera Maya ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: In a spectacular natural setting on the best beach of the Riviera Maya, the Barcelo Maya Palace hotel is part of a larger complex of four sister hotels. Facilities: Swimming pools, choice of restaurants, kids’ club, water park, games room, watersports, spa and beauty services, WiFi. Transfer Time: 60 minutes. A part of the Barcelo Hotel Group.

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo, Riveira Maya ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples / Families Location: In a secluded position on Playa Paraiso’s white-sand beach, nestled between Cancún and Playa del Carmen. Facilities: Five swimming pools including wave pool with zero entry ramp, sports facilities, gym, kids’ club, kids’ splash park and playground, daily entertainment, WiFi Transfer Time: 60 minutes.

Gran Caribe Real, Cancún ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ All Inclusive Suitable for Couples Location: Set on the white sandy beach in the heart of the hotel zone of Cancún. Across the road you will find several restaurants and shops and the bars and nightclubs are 2.5km away Facilities: Swimming pool, choice of restaurants, bars, sports court, spa, watersports, WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

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Singapore is one of Asia’s best-kept secrets — and too often it’s considered as a mere stopover on a trip to the Far East. In fact, it’s a city of contrasts with enough to keep you interested for more than a few days.

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Temples sit amongst skyscrapers, top quality restaurants and futuristic shopping malls. Singapore got its first Michelin Guide this year, with 29 vendors making the cut – including two street vendors and Joel Robuchon’s restaurant which has three Michelin stars. Singapore has an abundance of Hawker Markets offering noodles in Chinatown and pancakes in Little India. Must-see visits include the world-famous Raffles hotel, the amazing waterpark Sentosa, which is reached by cable car and Orchard Road, which is Singapore’s answer to Oxford Street. After a visit to Singapore, why not combine your holiday with a stay in Bintan Island for a twin centre holiday of a lifetime.

Mandarin Orchard, Singapore ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Excellent location in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District with breathtaking views of the Marina Bay. With direct access to the Marina Square shopping mall. Facilities: Restaurants, fitness centre, pool, bar and lounge, satellite TV with paid movies, air-con, free WiFi. Transfer Time: 20 minutes.

Marina Mandarin, Singapore ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Prominently located on world-renowned Orchard Road, award-winning Mandarin Orchard stands tall in the heart of Singapore’s shopping and entertainment districts. Facilities: Restaurants, fitness centre, mineral pool, bar and lounge, satellite TV with paid movies, air-con, free WiFi. Transfer Time: 25 minutes.

Bintan Island Bintan Island is part of Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, a short ferry ride from the city of Singapore. The Lagoi part of the island offers championship golf courses and stunning sandy beaches whilst the north east of the island is less developed. A hidden paradise awaits you at Nirwana Gardens set in lush tropical land with sports, recreations and arts on-site. Offering an authentic Indonesian spa, amazing seafood and international cuisine, luxury rooms and a superb beach club offering jet skis, water-skiing, diving, kayaking and many more water and land sports. The climate is tropical and the rainy season is from November to March.

Nirwana Gardens, Bintan Island ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Reached by short ferry journey from Singapore, an island setting in 300 hectares of lush tropical gardens, powder-soft beaches and pristine waters. Facilities: Restaurants, fitness centre, pool, bars, satellite TV, free WiFi, kids’ club, comprehensive sports facilities. Transfer Time: 45 minutes on ferry.

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The capital of Thailand is as fascinating as it is bustling, as naturally beautiful as it is notorious, and as diverse as any other city in the world. Trips to Bangkok may once have seemed unlikely or too inconvenient for someone with impaired mobility, but Enable Holidays is proud to present one of our most exotic experiences yet.

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We cannot mention Thailand without also mentioning the food. The spices, the sweetness, the rich seafood tangs and the incomparably delicious Pad Thai – all these and more make up just a fraction of all the tastes and dishes that Thailand has to offer.

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Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside, Bangkok ✶ ✶ ✶ ✶ Bed and Breakfast / Room Only Suitable for Couples / Families Location: Hotel stands near the old Quarter on the Chao Phraya River which lies in the heart of this vibrant city offering a perfect blend of modern facilities in this historical empire, with magnificent views of the city and river. Arrangements can be made to visit some of the most iconic sites of this city. Facilities: Pool, gym, room service, gift shop, barbecue grill, WiFi. Transfer Time: 45 minutes.

REST OF THE WORLD Enabled

At Enable Holidays, we are never satisfied with the number of accessible holidays we can provide to our customers. We always want more. More unique, more exotic, and more spectacular.

We offer adventures in South Africa to enjoy safaris and taste the wholesome cuisine.

For this reason, the range you will find in this brochure is far from the full variety of destinations, resorts and properties we can offer. We have holidays Down Under in Australia, to experience this expansive country’s epic landscapes and multitudinous wildlife.

Or, you may fancy an accessible visit to Dubai to view the world’s most stunning skyline, or an opportunity to explore the vibrant Indian states of Goa and Kerala?

We can design an awesome trip across Canada to witness the Rockies, prairies and expansive skies of this wonderful dominion.

When looking for an accessible holiday destination with Enable, the possibilities are almost endless.

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An experience as special as a safari seeking South Africa’s “Big 5” wild animals – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – is something that should be available to everyone, regardless of physical ability. The vital, life-affirming excitement of such a holiday will live on as a glorious memory for years to come, so here is your chance to experience the unforgettable!

One of the wonderful aspects of a South African adventure is that there is something special about every season. The dry, hottest season runs from November to March, and provides busy beaches and a vibrant nightlife. The days are crisper and clearer between April and June, while in July and August are wetter but make for easier bookings and still retain many dry days to enjoy outside. Spring begins in September, when the rain becomes more infrequent and the temperature starts to rise again.

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Today, take a trip to Table Mountain, scaling its entire height via cable car before gazing in awe at the divine 360 degree views across Table Bay, the Cape Flats, and the range of broad peaks that compose Table Mountain. From these exciting, rocky heights, descend into the lush green of the region’s winelands. Stellenbosch is the most famous wine area in South Africa, the university town of which is filled with contemporary cafés and bars but which has retained much of its original architecture, which dates back to 1679. Lunch here on own account before breezing back to the hotel and enjoying the evening at leisure.

Once again passing down the gorgeous Garden Route, today you will drive to the exact 400km waypoint between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth: Mossel Bay, which straddles the green areas and the semi-desert parts of the region. This bay is renowned for offering numberless examples of local fauna, and is a delight for visitors wishing to see some of South Africa’s most famous furry residents, as well as those that dip and dance in the sea. In the afternoon, visit the Dias Maritime Museum, which displays objects of oceanic interest (including 467kg great white shark!) and is packed with history.

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Take the beach-scattered and lagoonbordered Garden Route today, surrounded by rolling jade-green hills, before reaching the Breede River Valley. This relatively flat visiting point is the largest fruit- and wineproducing valley in the Western Cape, and serves as a rewarding stop before passing the Cogman’s Kloof Pass and into the fertile valley of the Klein Karoo. The Klein Karoo is not a precisely defined region, and its wild and sprawling semi-desert stretches are populated most commonly by ostriches, sheep and tumbleweed. Evening spent at leisure in Calitzdorp, where the hot, sunny weather helps produce top quality wine.

Today will see you enjoying a tour of the nearby township, led by a local guide, with the emphasis placed on meeting interesting characters from different walks of South African life. Overnight in the Heidelberg area at a Guest Farm.

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It is the Enable Holiday team’s proud pleasure to have introduced this exotic new destination for accessible holidays.

The Tour The following is an example of a typical accessible Cape Town tour, but Enable Holidays is happy to organise variations to suit all travellers. B = Breakfast included D = Dinner included

Day 1 Collect from Cape Town International Airport and adapted transfer to a 4* hotel, for three nights. Rest up for the rest of the day, ready for the start of the tour the following day.

For the first day of the tour proper, take a visit to the world-famous Cape of Good Hope Reserve, with its multitude of unique wildlife that includes zebra, varied antelopes, African penguins and even chacma baboons, if you are lucky! The area throngs with activities for both active visitors wishing to hike, surf or cycle, as well as people who prefer to simply laze on the picture-perfect beach or indulge in a tasty picnic. Lunch in the area on own account is followed by a ride in the funicular railway cable car to the old lighthouse, before travelling back to the hotel via Chapman’s Peak drive, the famously scenic drive affectionately nicknamed “Chappies” by locals. During this beautiful journey, mountains tower above the road while dramatic cliffs slant downwards and away, into the crystalline South Atlantic Ocean below. (B)

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Day 8 After a morning tour of the farm, if the farmer is not harvesting, you will have lunch en route to Cape Town International Airport on own account and visit a berry farm on the way.

Day 5 Travel to the ostrich capital of the world – Oudtshoorn – where you will visit a wildlife ranch. After lunch, tour the ostrich farm to learn more about these fascinating creatures, and then head out into a private game reserve. After an afternoon of animal spotting, enjoy star gazing with an expert, weather permitting, followed by the unique experience of a night spent in a luxury tented camp. (B, L, D)

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Since introducing our accessible tours of India three years ago, they’ve proven to be a tremendous success with customers looking to experience a totally unique culture and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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The Indian people are proud to welcome visitors to their exquisite country, and they really do everything they possibly can to make every single person feel like a VIP. Your Enable Travel Advisors work with colleagues in India (some of the nicest people you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet) to tailor-make a selection of accessible tours to suit a wide choice of tastes. Here’s just one example of a tailor-made itinerary you could be experiencing in the near future.

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The Tiger Safari Tour Day 1 Flight to Delhi. Overnight stay at Hotel Oberoi Maiden.

Day 2 Enjoy the day at your leisure to relax or pursue independent activities in Delhi. Overnight stay at Hotel Oberoi Maiden.

After breakfast, you will drive to Bharatpur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city glowing red under the sun. On arrival at Bharatpur railway station, you will be boarding your train to Sawai Madhopur. Near the township of Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore National Park is an outstanding example of Project Tiger’s efforts at conservation in the country. Overnight is at Hotel Vivanta.

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Your tour to Imperial Delhi will start with a visit to the Qutab Minar, the highest stone tower in India. You’ll then visit Humayun’s Tomb, the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan - the president’s residence.

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Enjoy two game drives by shared jeep to view the wildlife of Ranthambore National Park. Overnight is at Hotel Vivanta.

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Drive to Agra with its many wonderful monuments, including the Taj Mahal - the masterpiece of Mughal architecture at its best. Overnight stay is at Hotel Trident.

After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan Jaipur – is popularly known as the “Pink City’’ as the pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings of the old walled city. Overnight is at Hotel Trident, Jaipur.

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to Jaipur airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or pursue independent activities. Overnight is at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn.

Day 3 After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, the Mughal Capital of Shahjahanabad. Visiting Jama Masjid, which is the biggest religious construction of Islam, Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Red Fort, and the busy streets of the mile long Chandni Chowk, popularly called “The Silver Street”.

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Day 6 Early in the morning, you will be taken for sunrise visit to Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Return to the hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, you will visit Agra Fortthe seat of the Mughal Empire. Overnight is at Hotel Trident. 98

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Day 10 After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Begin with the City Palace, which is adorned with exquisite colours and paintings. Then walk to the adjacent astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. Overnight is at Hotel Trident.

After breakfast, you will drive just outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. An elephant [subject to availability/ alternatively by Jeep] will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. En route to Amber, you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’ – a court which is extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving. Overnight is at Hotel Trident.

Day 13 At an appropriate time, you will be met and transferred to Delhi International airport to board your flight to London.


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Last year, the idea of Enable Holidays offering a tour that includes a trip through the Amazonian jungle might have seemed unlikely – but in 2017, we are doing just that! This accessible adventure of a lifetime presents tremendous opportunities such as visiting the very centre of the world, accessible rafting down the Anzu River, and a hike through the sensational secondary rainforest. Ecuador is home to ancient settlements, active volcanos, spectacular wildlife and some of the most incredible views on the planet. During this accessible tour, you will enjoy both Ecuador’s landscapes and getting up close and personal with native guides, indigenous natives and even witnessing a shamanic ritual, for those interested.

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Arrive in Quito, Ecuador, to prepare for the excitement of the upcoming days.

Today, you will drive to the Amazon. During the journey, you will cross two mountain chains and seven different climate floors, and, on a clear day, even see some volcanoes. Meet indigenous natives and learn their customs and culinary ways, experiencing a dramatic ritual by the local shaman for those interested.

A raft down the calm Anzu River will provide the chance to see the Amazon from a unique and beautiful perspective. After a rewarding journey both on water and on land, you will return to the lodge for a relaxing afternoon of chatting, relaxing and the option to play games.

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Day 3 – Otavalo Otavalo’s market will provide a morning of colourful designs and handicrafts, followed by a drive to Ibarra city to observe the architecture and taste the famous ice cream during a walk in the park. (B-L-D)

Day 4 – Cuicocha A morning visit to the Cuicocha Crater Lake at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano, where you can enjoy a boat ride and a picturesque tour of the area before lunch. In the afternoon, the town of Cotacachi will welcome you before you return to the hotel. (B-L-D)

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Day 7 – Amazon Visit an association called Kallari, which produces, processes and sells cacaochocolate bars in a sustainable way, as an alternative to traditional cacao farming. Of course, during the day there will be numerous opportunities to sample these delicious beans and chocolate products. (B-L-D)

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Day 9 – Amazon-Baños This tourist-friendly region of the Amazon lies at the glorious base of the active Tungurahua Volcano, and in the afternoon, take a cablecar ride above the Pataza River ravines and waterfalls. (B-L-D)

Day 10 – Baños Enjoy a spa treatment in the beautiful city of Baños, trying out traditional local baths and food, before deciding whether to indulge in further luxurious treatments or tour the city. (B-L-D)

Day 11 – Baños-Quito Drive through the Andes back to Quito, where you can enjoy a city tour during which you will visit different plazas and churches, as well as picking up some final souvenirs. (B-L-D)

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VIETNAM

The exciting pleasures of Vietnam, with its unforgettable natural beauty, delicious cuisine and significant history, are now available as an accessible experience.

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The Enable Holidays tour sees guests seeking culture in the capital of Hanoi, amazing gastronomy in the streets of Saigon, and sincere beauty across the islands, swamps and rivers of the Mekong Delta. If you are seeking a unique and entrancing holiday like nothing you are likely to have experienced before, Vietnam is a cultural revelation.

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A short flight to coastal Danang, in central Vietnam, where you will dine in the old town and stay overnight in Hoi An.

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Day 6 Tour Hoi An, a UNESCO heritage site, which is an entirely pedestrian area filled with colourful buildings and picturesque streets, hanging lanterns and 16th century architecture. Enjoy a free afternoon before staying overnight in Hoi An again. (B-D)

Day 7 Fly to Saigon, the economic capital of Saigon typified by its beautiful, often French-style architecture and luxury shops. At some point in the day, take a comfortable break in the park with a specially made, sweet iced coffee. (B-D)

Day 1 Flight from London Heathrow.

Day 2 Breakfast will be served on the plane, and after arriving in the capital city of Hanoi, your guide will welcome you to your hotel. Following a rest and a chance to freshen up, you will be invited to sample your first taste of Vietnamese gastronomy, before enjoying a tour of Hanoi, taking in the historical quarter and the quarter of the “36 old streets and guilds”. (L-D)

Day 3 Explore the timeless city of Hanoi further, enjoying a morning dedicated to the renowned Ho Chi Minhh and, following lunch in a Vietnamese villa, an afternoon learning about the ancestral traditions of Vietnam’s varied ethnic heritage. Explore the night market in the evening before sampling the splendid street foods. (B-L-D)

Day 4 Visit the Dry Halong Bay, drinking in the lush green karst mountains and the comparative solitude, a lost countryside temple and the region’s distinctive rice paddies. You will lunch in Ninh Binh, which was the capital of three feudal dynasties during the 10th century, before returning to Hanoi for one last night. (B-L-D) 100

Day 8 Explore the Mekong Delta, the wealthiest and reputedly most hospitable place in Vietnam. This watery maze of rice paddies and luscious orchards, floating markets and friendly villages, will keep you engaged until your return to Saigon at the end of the afternoon. (B-L-D)

Day 9 On your last full day in Vietnam, your hotel room will remain at your disposal until 6pm, when you will check out. You will begin the day in Tao Dan Park, where locals perform Tai Chi each morning and others, more uniquely, meet to show off their favourite birds and teach them how to sing. A visit to the Ho Thi Ky flower market and the option to buy last-minute souvenirs will draw your holiday to a fitting close, with a farewell dinner taking place in a colonial villa before your late night flight home. (B-D)

Day 10 Arrive back at London Heathrow.


ARGENTINA

Home of Evita, sensational barbecue food, exquisite red wine, great football and the romance of Latin dance, Argentina is an intoxicating accessible holiday destination.

Tours

Enable Holidays is very happy to introduce the opportunity to our customers to explore this varied, beautiful country, with flexible tour options. There is a 16-day tour that we can provide, while below there is an example of a typical 8-day experience.

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On the first day of your tour, you will arrive in Argentina and be transferred to the hotel in an adapted vehicle. If there is time there will be a planned activity, but if not, the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Today will be a day to appreciate the country’s history, at the city of El Tigre Delta. The city’s main attraction is the Fruit Market, which despite the fact that its selling of fruit has been relegated to a secondary role, there is enough to explore here to keep visitors entertained with its stalls selling honey and preserves, multicoloured flowers, fabrics, furniture and native fruit. When you return to Buenos Aires, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

At the Las Hayas Hotel, you and your group will soak in panoramic views of the entire city from the mountain, including the port, the Beagle channel, Hoste and the Navarino Islands of Chile. Take in the sights of the naval base, old prison, and the maritime museum, before sailing the Beagle Channel in the afternoon to Les Eclaireurs Headlight, which acts as Ushauaia’s emblem. On the sail back, the islets you will pass between may very well reveal elephant seals beneath the waters and a variety of birds above.

Day 2 During your second day, you will see important buildings such as the parliament’s National Congress, the Plaza de Mayo, the colonial period city hall Cabildo, and the Teatro Colon, which is regarded as one of the greatest opera houses in the world.

Day 3 Today’s visit will be to a typical Argentinian “Estancia”. This will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy traditional Argentinian cooking, including empanadas (very small, succulent meat pies), and a lunch in the form of an asado (barbecue) with Argentinian wine. There will also be a show featuring native music and dance, and an exhibition of riding skills.

Day 5 Fly to Ushuaia today, and either recover from the long trip by relaxing at the hotel, or wandering around the attractive resort town.

Day 6 Today will see you and your group enjoying an exciting visit to the Tierra del Fuego National Park, stopping by the End of the World Railway Station with the option of taking a trip on a narrow path train for a 20-minute ride through the valleys. Once at the National Park, you and your group will be surrounded by the area’s flora and fauna, soaking in the sights and sounds of the lush green environment, ending your tour by the turquoise sea of Lapataia Bay. This half-day visit will end at the Chilean border before returning to Ushuaia.

Day 8 Depending on time constraints, there may be an activity arranged for the morning. Regardless, this will be the day to bid farewell to Argentina and fly back to Buenos Aires, before transferring to the international airport for your international flight.

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PERU

Peru has long been an entrancing holiday destination for the more intrepid, curious traveller.

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Day 1: Arrive in Lima, Peru Once you touch down in Peru, you and the rest of your group will be picked up from the airport [in an adapted vehicle] and taken to your hotel. You can then take the afternoon to rest and recover from your journey. Before dinner, guests will be introduced to the tour and have their appetites whetted with details about the upcoming adventure. (D)

Day 2: Lima First stop: Peru’s capital, a rich kaleidoscope of colonial architectural jewels, revered pre-Colombian sites, charming residential areas and vibrant shopping districts perched above the blue Pacific. Visit the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum and see the largest private collection of pre-Colombian Peruvian art in the world, after which you and your group will visit Lima’s neighbourhoods that dot the Pacific coastline. (B-L)

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley This morning, guests will have the opportunity to fly to Cusco (not included as part of tour) before visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You and your group will then spend the afternoon relaxing after the day’s travel, before being introduced to what you will do and see while visiting Sacred Valley. (B)

Day 4: Sacred Valley Begin your exploration of this extraordinary area of Peru, spending your first day visiting the Maras Salt Mines, where you will witness hundreds of glorious salt ponds from an accessible vantage point. You will also enjoy a panoramic view of Moray, which is an Incan agricultural experimental centre famous for its uniquely shaped irrigation terraces, and the fortress of Ollantaytambo, an Incan construction where six giant monoliths form the Temple of the Sun. (B-L) 102

Ancient ruins, a fascinating culture, beautiful handcrafts, a deliciously spicy cuisine, and endless places to explore. Now, Enable Holidays can offer a scintillating tour through some of this hypnotizing country’s most jawdropping sights and experiences. Below is a day-by-day breakdown of the tour.

Day 5: Sacred Valley Decode the mysteries of Andean Iconography while visiting the Amaru community. Amaru locals will prepare a lunch for your group before visiting the mostly-accessible Pisac Market and an exhilarating panoramic view of the Pisac ruins. (B-L)

Day 6: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes – Sacred Valley The time has come to experience what is perhaps the most renowned part of the tour: Machu Picchu! Take a train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see the legendary mountaintop ruins, lost for centuries in the jungle before being discovered in 1911. A private bus will transfer you and your group to the top of the ruins, where a guided tour will uncover the mysteries of the ruins. (B-L)

Day 7: Sacred Valley A day of relaxation and leisure, to recover from yesterday’s adventure. (B)

Day 8: Sacred Valley – Cusco Today your group will visit the labyrinthine ruins of Qenqo (meaning “zigzag”) and Puca Pucara (“red fortress”). Enjoy a guided visit and picnic lunch at nearby Sacsayhuaman (“speckled falcon”), which is the fortress above Cusco whose precise zigzags of massive stone remain unmoved after centuries. (B-L)

Day 9: Cusco Enjoy a private city tour around Cusco, visiting the cathedral, which is considered to have the best collection of colonial art from the Cusco school. Your group will also explore the Qoricancha (court of gold), also known as the “Temple of the Sun”, the religious and political centre of Cusco during the Inca era. (B-L)

Day 10: Cusco Enjoy Cusco at your own pace with a day of leisure. (B)

Day 11: Cusco-Lima Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima. We can provide assistance to connect with your international flight.


HOW TO CHOOSE A HOLIDAY 1. Select a holiday – or choice of holidays – from this brochure. 2. Call one of the numbers listed here. London and South: Midlands and Wales: North of England: Scotland:

to suit you

0203 598 3865 0121 374 2094 0161 713 3323 0141 438 2367

3. An experienced Enable adviser will discuss your specific

requirements and custom make the holiday to suit you and confirm the price. All prices include flights, taxi transfers (adapted or private) and guaranteed adapted rooms upon confirmation of a booking.

ENABLE HOLIDAY’S INSURANCE

designed with you in mind Enable Holidays believes that to fully enjoy your holiday it is vital to have peace of mind from unforeseen events, so we strongly recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, travel and baggage delay, lost valuables, and much more…

CANCELLATION RIGHTS If the cover does not meet your requirements, please contact us within 14 days of receipt and your premium will be refunded in full unless you have travelled, made a claim, or intend to make a claim. Policy cancellations are not valid after the 14 day period.

Latitude insurance, powered by Holiday Extras, is an insurance policy specifically tailored to cover most preexisting medical conditions, underwritten by the worldrenowned Allianz Global Assistance.

POLICY EXCESS Under some sections of your policy, you will have to pay an excess. This means paying the first part of the claim for each person insured, for each section, for each incident.

Single trip and annual policies available Comprehensive cover levels Covers most pre-existing medical conditions Winter sports and cruise cover available Single trip duration up to 90 days Ensure you’re covered today and receive an exclusive 10% discount. For a quote, please call Holiday Extras’ award-winning call-centre on 0800 781 4086 quoting W7335.

Summary of benefits (Please see full policy wording for a full list of benefits and exclusions)

For each insured person

Cover up to:

Excess

Cancellation or curtailment

£5,000

£100

Medical and other expenses

£15 million

£150

Hospital benefit

£20/day max £400

£150

Personal accident

Up to £30,000

Nil

Delayed departure

Up to £300

Nil

Missed departure

Up to £1,000

£100

Personal liability

£2 million

£100

Legal expenses

£25,000

Nil

Personal possessions (single item or pair)

£300

£60

Valuables

£300

£60

Delayed baggage

£150 after 12hrs

£100

Personal money

£500

£100

Loss of passport

£200

Nil

POLICY LIMITS Each section of the policy will state a maximum limit up to which you can claim, but other limits may apply within this section. Please see full summary of benefits for details. CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS There are conditions and exclusions that apply to individual sections of the policy and general conditions and exclusions that apply to the whole policy. Please see the policy wording for full details.

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Useful Information AT THE AIRPORT You must check in AT LEAST 2-3 hours before your flight is scheduled to take off in accordance with your itinerary. If you fail to check in on time, the airline is entitled to refuse to allow you to board the flight. We cannot accept responsibility if such situations arise, and while we will endeavour to assist in making alternative travel arrangements to get you to your destination, any costs or loss incurred as a result will be your responsibility. ARRIVAL After passing through customs at the airport you will be met by one of our representatives and they will show you to your taxi taking you to your chosen accommodation. TRANSFERS Transfer timings for each resort are shown on the introduction page of each resort in this brochure. The times quoted are direct travelling times. You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation on arrival and from your accommodation back to the airport on your departure. DEPARTURE Our representatives will advise you of your precise departure arrangements. Normally you will be expected to vacate your room by noon on departure day (with the exception of Nile Cruises where you may be expected to check out by 8am). In the case of a night flight, the vacating day is noon prior to the departure time. Please refer to ‘Nights in Resort’ below for further information. LUGGAGE ON DEPARTURE DAYS If you are vacating your accommodation at midday and have to wait some considerable time for your departure from resort, your luggage remains your responsibility during this time. Whilst our representatives may be able to suggest places where luggage can be stored, this will be entirely at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for any luggage that is left unattended. OUR REPRESENTATIVES Our representatives are carefully selected to offer you advice, useful tips and the benefit of their local knowledge. You will be given a contact telephone number for our representatives or local agents. NIGHTS IN RESORT Your accommodation is reserved for you from 12 noon on the day you leave the UK. For night flights departing after midnight, the day you leave the UK is deemed to be the previous day so that you have immediate access when you arrive. In most cases and by international convention, rooms must be vacated by 12 noon on the last day of your holiday. You may have to wait several hours before your return flight departs. Where possible, a room will be made available for changing and storing luggage. Some hotels may let you keep your room but they are entitled to make a charge for this service and this does not form part of your contract with us. This is not normally possible with apartments. Where half board, full board or all inclusive has been booked and flight timings may mean losing one meal, your holiday price has been adjusted to compensate ACCOMMODATION Our accommodation is selected in accordance with our 150 point audit for accessibility. Each property is graded in accordance with our ‘E’ grading system which is fully explained on page 4. All accommodation classifications and ratings are granted by the tourist authority of the country you are visiting. We have no influence over the ratings/classifications that are granted. AVAILABILITY OF RESORT AND ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES In some resorts, hotels and apartments it is possible that certain advertised facilities may not be available or fully operational in the early and late part of the season, due to the number of participating holidaymakers and weather conditions. Also air-conditioning and heating, where mentioned may be available only at certain times of the day or year at the hoteliers discretion and at an additional cost. Such situations are regrettably beyond our control. NILE CRUISES Itineraries and excursions may alter beyond our control. Delays can be experienced, particularly at locks and this may lead to the last minute cancellation of excursions or overnight cruising. Due to the number of boats on the Nile several may dock together (side by side) which may obscure the view from your cabin. Getting on and off boats may mean walking through/across boats docked adjacent to your own (levels may vary). Care should be taken on gangplanks and any uneven surfaces. BREAKAGES AND DEPOSITS You will be expected to pay for any damage or breakages caused to your accommodation or hotel room. This must be paid before you leave the resort. Property management reserve the right to evict you from the accommodation where deliberate damage/breakage has been caused. We will not accept any responsibility for your action in such cases. Some properties charge a deposit on arrival which is refundable at the end of your holiday (assuming there is no damage to the accommodation as a result of your stay).

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SWIMMING POOLS Most hotels and apartments do not employ a lifeguard. Please ensure that children and non-swimmers are supervised at all times and observe the pool rules at your accommodation. We do not recommend any diving, however if you wish to dive please check that the water is deep enough and that the property allows diving. You should also exercise caution around the pool areas since pool surrounds are often slippery when wet and you should not enter the pool after drinking alcohol. Please note that swimming pools may be temporarily withdrawn for maintenance purposes. Hoteliers and apartment owners may make a discretionary charge for facilities at their accommodation, e.g. pool and sun loungers. MAID SERVICE Overall the standard of cleaning in holiday accommodation is good and frequent. The frequency of the service may vary between different properties of differing classifications. INSECTS Insects are prevalent in hotter countries. It is advisable to take insect repellents with you on holiday in order to avoid mosquito bites. DRINKING WATER Although water is chlorinated in most destinations, we do not recommend that you drink it since not all countries treat tap water. We would recommend that you drink bottled water which is inexpensive and widely available throughout the resort. ALL INCLUSIVE In accordance with your room vacation at 12 noon on the day of departure, the all-inclusive package will also finish at this time. Some hotels may offer the facility to extend the allinclusive but this must be arranged and paid for locally. Times/ facilities available during all-inclusive terms of stay may vary in certain hotels. SAFETY AND LOCAL STANDARDS The safety standards and regulations in operation overseas are those of the country visited and often regrettably, do not aspire to the same levels as the UK. Therefore, the general standards of safety, hygiene, fire precaution etc. may be lower than your expectations. This is a matter for the authorities of that country and the overseas supplier of the services concerned. FIRE SAFETY Please read carefully all fire safety information which is available in your hotel or apartment. On arrival, always familiarise yourselves with the nearest fire exits to your room or apartment. STANDARDS AND SAFETY OF BEACHES Our brochure descriptions give a fair indication of the type of beach at the resort and the availability of any watersports or any other beach related activities. Although many holidaymakers prefer swimming pools and surrounding terraces to the beach, as a responsible company we feel it our duty to point out that the EC publishes a report annually which lists the beaches throughout Europe which do not meet the Commission’s requirements to cleanliness. Swimming outside of designated beaches is very dangerous; there can be strong undercurrents where swimming in such areas has resulted in loss of life. We recommend that you swim off main beaches and should avoid remote rocky coastlines. Familiarise yourself with the local flag warning systems and seek local advice on which beaches are the safest. Check to see if the beach has lifeguards and swim parallel to the shore within your depth. Children should be supervised at all times and there should be no swimming at night. You should swim before eating and drinking and not immediately after. You should also be aware of any “zones” for jet skis and power boats and stay well away. SCUBA DIVERS PLEASE NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT YOU DO NOT DIVE FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE TRAVELLING BY AIR. THIS MAY INVALIDATE YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE IN THE EVENT OF ILLNESS. BALCONIES If you are travelling with young children, make sure they are not left unsupervised on balconies. Keep balcony furniture away from the railings so that they are not encouraged to climb up. GLASS PANELS Few hotels and apartments are legally obliged to install “toughened” or safety glass in their windows, doors and glass cabinets etc. Please take particular care when walking through patio doors. It can be difficult to spot if they are closed in bright sunlight. Identifying stickers should be in place on patio doors and other large glass doors. If they are missing, please bring this to the attention of the accommodation. PLAYGROUNDS AND CHILDREN’S CLUBS Some hotels and apartments in our programme feature playgrounds and other children’s facilities including children’s clubs. These are not always supervised and it is advisable that you supervise your children at all times, throughout your holiday. ALCOHOL Most people like to indulge during holidays. There are times however, when alcohol is best avoided. Egypt is a Muslim country, the majority of alcohol is imported and therefore more

expensive than in the UK. Local alcohol is much cheaper than imported varieties, however the quality may be lower. Soft drinks such as coca cola and lemonade are widely available and bottled water is recommended. You should not drink alcohol before swimming and it should be avoided during sunbathing, since it causes dehydration. Never drink if hiring a car, as drink-driving laws exist in most countries. Drunken behaviour in accommodation and on board aircraft can result in you being asked to leave the accommodation or the aircraft accordingly. In such cases, our contract with you will cease and we will bear no further responsibility for you. MOPEDS, MOTORBIKES AND JET SKIS Mopeds are a major source of injury (and even death), especially when in the hands of inexperienced riders. Any insurance cover available when you hire may not be adequate in either of these events. Although mopeds and motorbikes look like fun, we strongly recommend you do not indulge. Pushbikes are a healthy option but be careful of motorised vehicles which ALWAYS have priority. Due to our own experiences in dealing with injured guests who have hired jet skis over recent years, we have been made increasingly aware of their possible dangers. We do not want to spoil your fun, but would like to highlight the potential hazards involved in hiring jet skis which in the past has resulted in serious injury. PREGNANCY NOTE Airline regulations state that women over 28 weeks or more into pregnancy, at the time of return travel, must have a medical certificate of fitness before travel. Normally after 32 weeks, permission to travel is refused. CARRIAGE OF INFANTS Infants must be over 6 weeks old to travel by air and must be under 2 years old on the date of return to qualify as an infant. Charges for the carriage of infants vary from airline to airline and relevant charges will be advised at the time of booking. There is no luggage allowance for Infants. British registered airlines will now allow infants to travel in one of four approved child car seats. The price charged will normally equate to the applicable seat-only price. You will not be charged for cots or food for any infant, at the time of booking. Cots and food are available in most resorts and accommodations but they must be paid for locally NOISE Our experience has shown that if you are used to living in a quiet area, you are likely to find a resort described as “quiet” in this brochure, subject to a higher level of noise than you might expect. Local people will often start work as early as 6.30am. Motorbikes are very common and they can be heard all night. Many locals keep animals such as sheep, goats, dogs, chickens, cockerels and camels and it is not unusual to hear barking throughout the night and crowing in the early morning. In general, holiday makers like to stay up late and make use of all the night-time facilities. Entertainment in all resorts can be open-air and can go on until 2-3am. Please remember that life goes on even in the quietest resorts. If you are concerned about noise levels, it is important to read the description of the accommodation in resorts carefully. In addition in Muslim countries there is a call to prayer five times a day including calls at dusk and dawn. TOURIST DEVELOPMENT Tourism is a rapidly expanding industry and this has resulted in many new accommodations being built, as well as new holiday villages, roads, plumbing and sewer systems. This is in response to demands by the influx of tourists and there are still new buildings and roads being constructed in most popular resorts. BUILDING WORKS Since holiday resorts are constantly being developed and expanded, there may be building or construction work in the vicinity of your chosen accommodation or in the resort in general. The work may start early in the day, as per local practice, and it can occur during any time throughout the season. It is impossible to foresee the extent of such activity and we regret we cannot always issue information on these ever-changing local conditions. Whenever we are made aware of such work and if, in our opinion it is likely to affect your direct enjoyment of the holiday, we will endeavour to notify you as soon as possible. We ask you to bear in mind that as tour operators, we have no control over such work and should this happen close to you, please do not let it spoil your holiday. PASSPORTS AND VISAS Please refer to Section 15 of our Booking Conditions regarding Passports and Visas. As travel regulations constantly change, we as tour operators are unable to provide up-to-date information concerning such requirements. It is therefore your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all necessary travel regulations, especially visas and passports, either through you travel agent or directly with the appropriate consulate of the countries involved. Visas are required for all visits to Turkey and Egypt. For British passport holders, these can be obtained from the relevant Embassies in the UK or locally on arrival. Please note that if you choose to obtain your visa locally on arrival, it will have to be paid for in Pounds Sterling. Local currency will not be accepted for payment of a visa. All non-British passport holders should check with the relevant embassies in the UK prior to travelling.


Booking Conditions

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS Cyprus Tourist Board

020 7321 4183

Cyprus High Commission

020 7321 4100

Czech Republic Embassy

020 7243 1115

Czech Tourist Authority

01582 725 874

Egyptian Consulate

020 7235 9777

Greek Tourist Board

020 7495 9300

Greek Embassy

020 7229 3850

Malta High Commission

020 7292 4800

Malta Tourist Office

020 8877 6990

Netherlands Board of Tourism

020 7590 3200

Royal Netherlands Embassy

020 7590 3200

Portuguese Tourist Board

020 7201 6666

Portuguese Embassy

020 7235 5331

Spanish Tourist Board

020 7317 2011

Spanish Embassy

020 7235 5555

Turkey Tourist Board

020 7839 7778

Turkish Embassy

020 7591 6900

US Embassy

020 7499 9000

TIPPING Tipping is standard practice and expected, especially in Egypt. Keep plenty of small change/notes for tipping purposes. The general rule is to tip little and often. You will be expected to tip porters, waiters, pool attendants, barmen, boat crew, coach drivers, taxi drivers and in general anyone who offers you any type of service or assistance. PERSONAL SAFETY Please take care of all your personal property and valuables at all times. Wherever possible, you should make use of any safees that are available in your accommodation. Always remember to lock your door and close your windows at night and when you go out in the same way that you would at home. Be careful when walking around holiday resorts, since given the opportunity, pickpockets throughout the world are keen to help themselves to your handbags, cameras etc. MEALS Bed and Breakfast is usually continental unless otherwise stated. Half Board is usually breakfast and evening meal and can be either buffet or waiter service at the discretion of the management. Guests staying on half board, full board or all-inclusive basis have their meals in the main hotel restaurant unless otherwise advised on arrival. Please bear in mind that guests with special dietary needs (for example, vegetarians, vegans and different cultures) may not find the same variety or options available that they are accustomed to. Although several higher standard hotels will offer an alternative menu, please do not expect too much. Your board ceases when you vacate your accommodation at 12 noon on your departure day. DRESS CODE Most 3, 4 and 5-star hotels enforce a minimum dress code for dining in the restaurants in the evenings. In effect, this means no jeans, no shorts, no trainers and no swimwear for both men and women. This is only a guideline and requirements may vary between hotels, therefore it is advisable to check on arrival at your chosen hotel. TRAVEL AND HEALTH ADVICE Before you go overseas, check out the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website at www.fco.gov.uk/ knowbeforeyougo; it is packed with essential travel advice and tips, and up-to-date country information. Useful health advice and information can be found on the Department of Health’s website at www.dh.gov.uk/ travellers they also produce a leaflet entitled “Advice on Health for Travellers”. Please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse if you have any queries regarding your health and travel arrangements. EHIC You should obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) prior to travel. The EHIC entitles all UK residents to reduced cost (sometimes free) health care, if necessary, whilst travelling in most European countries. The quickest way to get an EHIC is to apply online at www.dh.gov.uk/travellers as customers will receive it within 7 days. Alternatively, customers can call the EHIC Application Line on 0845 606 2030 or pick up an application pack from local Post Offices. It can take up to 21 days for the EHIC to arrive if applied for by post. Please remember that the EHIC is an addition to travel insurance and should not be relied upon instead of travel insurance. Some insurance policies may be deemed invalid without the EHIC and you should check with your insurance provider before travelling.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THESE BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OUR USEFUL INFORMATION PRIOR TO MAKING YOUR BOOKING AS THEY WILL FORM THE BASIS OF YOUR CONTRACT WITH US:

The following terms and conditions and our “Useful Information” form the basis of the contract between you and ENABLE HOLIDAYS LTD. This contract is made in accordance with these booking conditions which are governed by English Law and we both agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. We are a member of ABTA (membership no W7335) and we provide full financial protection for our package holidays. For flight-based holidays this is through our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 6261. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where we aren’t able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection is provided by way of Bond held by ABTA Ltd with The Independents’ Advantage Insurance Company Ltd. For further information please see www.abta.com. 1. OUR AGREEMENT WITH YOU 1.1 When you make a booking you guarantee that you have the authority to accept, and do accept, on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions. You will also become directly responsible for the payment of the total holiday price and if applicable and appropriate, any cancellation charges. 1.2 A contract will exist as soon as we issue our confirmation invoice. In the event that your booking is made by a travel agent a contract will exist once you ask the travel agent to confirm the booking and a booking reference has been issued to you subject to section 21 below (System Errors). 1.3 We will only accept bookings if the lead name of the booking is over 18 years of age. Written consent from parent / legal guardian is required for any travellers under the age of 18 who are travelling without their parents or legal guardians. 2. YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE 2.2 When you make your booking you must pay a minimum deposit of £250 per person. The deposit payable may vary according to destination and product. Please note that if your booking includes a scheduled flight, the price of the flight may be payable in full at the time booking depending on class of fare booked. 2.3 The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least twelve weeks before your departure date. If the deposit and/or balance are not paid on time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements and retain your deposit if applicable. You may also be charged any appropriate cancellation charges if applicable under Section 4. 2.4 No person will be allowed to travel unless we have received cleared funds, or evidence of cleared funds, prior to your date of departure. 2.5 All monies paid to the travel agent are held on our behalf at all times. Where the booking was made via an agent you will have to provide us with documentary proof that you have paid the travel agent e.g. credit card statement, in order for us to claim any payment from the agent in the unlikely event that payment issues arise. 2.6 If you are paying by credit card, you will incur a credit card fee which will be notified to you prior to confirming your booking. We aim to keep these charges to a minimum and in accordance with the amounts charged by the credit card companies. No charges will be incurred for payments made by debit card. 2.7  Please note: In the event of any conflict between any special offers on our website and the price quoted by our reservations department, the price quoted by our reservations department will prevail. SURCHARGES 2.8 Please note that the price of your travel arrangements can

be varied due to changes in: transportation costs e.g. fuel, taxes or fees chargeable for services e.g. landing taxes, and any other airline surcharges which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator/organiser, Government action such as increases in VAT or any other Government imposed increases, currency in relation to adverse exchange rate variations.

2.9 There will be no change within 30 days of your departure and we will absorb any variation up to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. For larger variations this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. 2.10 If this variation means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you may either accept alternative travel arrangements if we are able to offer them (if this is not of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will receive a refund of the difference in price), or cancel your travel arrangements and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your surcharge notification. Please note that in the event of cancellation you may be charged a cancellation fee as set out in section 4. 2.11 Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. 3. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY 3.1 If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. 3.2 Please note that it is not possible to change your holiday from one season to another. Such alterations will be considered and treated as cancellations and you may incur a cancellation fee as set out in section 4. 3.3 Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking or your travel agent. 3.4 When requesting a change to your arrangements you will be asked to pay an administration charge, (detailed below), and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (for example, if there is a difference in price). You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. 3.5  Please Note: Certain travel arrangements (e.g. scheduled flights) cannot be changed after a reservation has been made and any alteration request may incur a 100% cancellation charge. You will be advised of any such changes prior to confirming your booking. Any amendments to scheduled flights will be subject to the individual airline policy in place which is beyond our control. In some cases, amendments to scheduled flights may mean cancellation and re-booking. In these circumstances you will be liable to pay the airline charges and cancellation fees, in addition to any amendment fees we charge. 3.6 Charges for alterations will apply as follows: a) If you make any alteration to your holiday after we have confirmed your booking, other than increasing the numbers in your party or adding a service to your booking, an amendment fee of £35 will be charged, in addition to any applicable accommodation or airline fees. b) For changes within 12 weeks of the departure date, other than a name change, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges (please refer to section 4). c) Name changes will be accepted up to 3 weeks before your departure date and a charge of £35 will be levied per change, in addition to any applicable accommodation or airline fees. d) Cancellation charges may be applicable where name changes are made within 3 weeks of the departure date, plus any applicable airline charges. This includes changing a name from your maiden name to your married name. e) If the holiday price depends on the number of persons booked into an accommodation and you wish to change that number of persons, the price will be calculated on the basis of the new party size. Any increase in price per person as a result of part cancellation is not a cancellation charge. It is a price adjustment resulting from the amendment to the number of persons travelling. 3.7  Important note: all amendments must be confirmed in writing by fax, email or post by the lead name on the booking or by your travel agent. If a fax/email is used as the appropriate method of cancellation, you/ the travel agent are advised to keep a copy of the fax/ email confirmation as this may be required for proof in the unlikely event of any discrepancies. 4. IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY 4.1 You may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Your travel arrangements may not be cancelled by anyone else in your party unless we have express written permission from you to do so.

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4.2  All cancellations must be notified to our office in writing (by email to info@enableholidays.com or by post to Enable Holidays Ltd, 201-202F The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6NF, United Kingdom) by the lead name on the booking or your travel agent and should be marked ‘URGENT – CANCELLATION NOTIFICATION’,. Cancellations can also be made by fax or email by you or your travel agent and must be marked the same way. You/your Travel Agent must keep a copy of your written cancellation request in case of any discrepancies and we would advise you to check that your cancellation request has been received and actioned by us. The effective date of cancellation will be when the notification is received by us. 4.3 Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown in the table below: Notification Period

Cancellation Charge

71 days or more

Loss of deposit

70 – 53 days or more

30% of holiday cost* or deposit if more

52 – 36 days or more

50% of holiday cost* or deposit if more

35 – 22 days or more

70% of holiday cost* or deposit if more

21 – 15 days or more

90% of holiday cost* or deposit if more

14 days or less

100% of holiday cost*

* If you change your booking, ‘Holiday cost’ does not include any handling/amendment fee or other costs paid which are not refundable in the event of your cancellation (for example including but not limited to scheduled flights). 4.4  Please Note: Cancellation terms and charges will apply where you wish to cancel due to inclement weather conditions at your chosen destination. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. 5. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY 5.1 It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. 5.2 Most changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. Please note that no compensation is payable in respect of minor changes. Please note that Airlines referred to in our brochure may be subject to change. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. Other examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard or higher within the same resort area, or a change of departure airport to one within the same region. 5.3 If we make a major change, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, subject to availability. 5.4 We also reserve the right to cancel your travel arrangements. If it is necessary to cancel your travel arrangements, we will pay to you compensation as set out in this section. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. However, we will endeavour not to cancel your travel arrangements, except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure.

Major changes may include the following:

a) We need to change your flight departure time by over 12 hours; b) We have to change your accommodation to that of a lower rating/classification; c) We have to change your holiday to a different country or different area of the same country; d) Change of UK departure airport except changes between London airports i.e. Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton or Stansted. 5.5 You will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements; or accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements from us, if available; or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. If the alternative arrangements selected are of a lower price than those originally confirmed, the difference will (if already paid) be refunded to you. If the alternative is more expensive you must pay the difference in price. 5.6 If you accept the alternative arrangements, the contract between us will be varied to incorporate the new arrangements. 5.7 In the event that you choose not to accept alternative arrangements and opt for a cancellation with a full refund, the refund will not include any handling/ amendment fees or any other costs if you have previously changed your booking.

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5.8 In the case of a major change as defined by this section, except where the major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation as detailed below. Please note: we will only make one payment for each full-fare paying adult in the holiday booking. Any children not paying the full adult fare will receive 50% of these amounts. Notification Period

Cancellation Charge

84 day and over

Nil

Between 83 to 29 days

£10.00

Between 28 to 14 days

£20.00

13 and 1 day or notice in resort

£30.00

5.9  Please note: A change of arrival airport or flight operating with a stopover at another airport does not constitute a major change. 5.10 No claim for additional expenses or other compensation will be considered. For example, if you decide to cancel your travel arrangements instead of accepting the alternative we have offered and you then book a more expensive holiday, we will not consider any claim for the difference in price you have paid. 5.11 IMPORTANT NOTE: Compensation payments do not apply to circumstances beyond our control (force majeure). We can cancel your holiday in the following circumstances: war, threat of war, riots, civil strife or terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disasters, fire, technical problems with transport, go slow, airport closures, bad weather conditions, airline failure and similar events beyond our control. 6. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES You accept responsibility for both you and your party in respect of the following: You must ensure that you and your party have valid (a)  passports and appropriate visas. Please refer to section 15. (b) You should check if vaccinations are required for your chosen destination with your doctor. (c) Airline regulations state that women who are 28 weeks or more into pregnancy at the time of return travel must have a doctor’s certification stating that they are fit to travel. Normally, permission to travel is refused after 32 weeks. We can only accept your booking upon the clear understanding that we cannot be liable if any airline refuses to accept you or any member of your party as a passenger for this reason. (d) You must be responsible for the behaviour of yourself and your party. (Please refer to section 9). 7. CHANGES AFTER THE START OF YOUR HOLIDAY 7.1 Very occasionally we may have to change your holiday arrangements after you arrive in the resort. If we do this, we will try to place you in accommodation of the same or higher standard in the same or similar resort. 7.2 We will pay you compensation according to the scale shown in section 5 only if the change constitutes a major change as specified. 7.3 You have no right to cancel your booking after you have left for your holiday if we offer you a suitable alternative, prior to departure. 8. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU 8.1 If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. 8.2 However, we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or in the event of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. 8.3 Our liability, except in cases involving death injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of 2 times the cost of your travel arrangements. 8.4 Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or an identical manner to: a) The contracted terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. 8.5 You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices (Enable Holidays, 201-202F The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6NF, United Kingdom 0871 222 4939). 8.6  Please note that this clause does not apply to any separate contracts that you may enter into for excursions or activities whilst on holiday.

EXCURSIONS 8.7 Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. 8.8 For any excursions or other tours that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us. 8.9 We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator. PROMPT ASSISTANCE IN RESORT 8.10 If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 9. BEHAVIOUR 9.1 If you are prevented from utilising your aircraft seat and/or booked accommodation as a result of your behaviour, or you appear to be unfit for travel or likely to cause disturbances or discomfort to other persons whether due to alcohol consumption, misuse of drugs or general misbehaviour our responsibility for your, journey/ accommodation ceases and you will be deemed to have cancelled your arrangements. Full cancellation charges will apply (if applicable) and any extra costs incurred in making alternative arrangements will be payable by you. 9.2 For the avoidance of doubt, we will have no further obligation to assist you with alternative arrangements. 9.3 Furthermore, our liability towards you will cease in the event that you or your party causes any damage, disturbance, discomfort for any reason, whilst staying in your resort. This may also lead to your eviction from the accommodation. 10. FLIGHT DELAYS 10.1 Unfortunately there are occasions when, for reasons beyond our control, your flight may be delayed. Although we cannot accept liability for any flight delays, we will do our best to liaise with the airline providing your flight in the event of a delay. 10.2 Please remember that it may be possible to make an insurance claim for any flight delays. 10.3 If you have not purchased our recommended insurance, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully protected against flight delays. 10.4 We cannot accept any liability for any payment you have to make, or for any time lost on your holiday, as a result of any delay unless we have given our permission beforehand . 10.5 Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to a refund and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the CAA’s Passenger Advice and Complaints Team (PACT) on 020 7453 6888 or visit www.caa.co.uk 11. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT 11.1 If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our resort representative immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. Your complaint will be recorded by our representative in resort. 11.2 Before complaining please consider whether you have taken into account our ‘USEFUL INFORMATION section. 11.3 It is strongly suggested that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative without delay and ensure it is recorded whilst in resort. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. Please note that under article 15(9) - The Package Travel Regulations 1992, you have an obligation to make your complaint known in resort to our local representative. 11.4 If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at Enable Holidays Limited, Enable Holidays, 201-202F The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6NF giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you. 11.5 It is unlikely that you will have a complaint that cannot be settled amicably between us. However, disputes to do with this contract which cannot be settled amicably may (if you wish) be referred to Arbitration under a special scheme which, is arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), but is administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of


Updates to these terms and conditions will be featured on www.enableholidays.com. Please check our website for our latest terms and conditions.  arbitration with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater that £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within eighteen months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www. abta.com.

16.3 We cannot pay any compensation for events which are outside our, or our suppliers’, control.

12. TICKET CONDITIONS 12.1 Your tickets will be issued and sent to you within 14 days of your departure. We are unable to issue tickets any sooner. 12.2 When you travel by air, sea or land, the conditions of carriage of that airline/boat/coach company apply, some of which limit or exclude liability for certain events. These conditions are the subject of international agreements between countries and will be made available for inspection at our offices; copies will be available on request. 12.3 We will not be responsible if you arrive late for the specified check in time or for the flight nor can we accept any responsibility for any loss by you for your holiday travel tickets, vouchers or coupons. If you lose your tickets, the airline may levy a charge to reissue them which is beyond our control. 12.4 If your ticket needs to be amended for any name changes you will be charged in accordance with section 3. 12.5 It is imperative and a strict condition of booking that you confirm your inbound flight details not more than 48 hours and not less than 12 hours prior to your previously notified flight time (*72 hours if the reconfirmation period falls over a public holiday). Your travel documentation will confirm where and how this can be done. We do not accept liability in the event that you fail to comply with this condition and, due to flight change, miss your return flight. 12.6 The times quoted on your documentation are local times. 12.7 It is important that passengers check-in at least 2-3 hours before the flight departure time. 12.8 If your outbound journey is not utilised the inbound reservation is automatically cancelled. 13. YOUR ACCOMMODATION 13.1 The self-catering or hotel provided is only for the use of passengers shown on the confirmation invoice as confirmed by us. 13.2 Sub-letting, sharing or assigning the accommodation is prohibited, as are overnight guests. 13.3 You are responsible for damage caused to accommodation by you or a member of your party. Please refer to section 9 for further details. 13.4 The Company has no control over the behaviour of persons visiting or residing at your hotel/self-catering complex and it cannot accept responsibility for any acts and/or inconvenience caused to you as a result of their behaviour. 14. INSURANCE 14.1 It is a condition of booking that you take steps to adequately insure yourselves before travelling. 14.2 You must therefore either purchase our recommended travel insurance or alternatively arrange a policy yourself which is at least as good as that recommended. 14.3 Failure to purchase adequate travel insurance may result in our cancelling your holiday and levying appropriate cancellation charges. 14.4 If you plan to travel to another country outside your holiday destination you must ensure that you are adequately insured for travel to that country. Please check with your travel insurer for details. 14.5 We do not accept any liability in the event that you fail to purchase travel insurance and subsequently incur loss as a result of the failure to purchase insurance. 15. PASSPORT, VISA AND IMMIGRATION Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. 16. BROCHURE AND WEBSITE ACCURACY 16.1 We will provide the facilities and services advertised in this brochure and on our website. 16.2 If our suppliers or ourselves withdraw those facilities or services or limit them for any reason, we will try to tell you and where appropriate pay you compensation, if applicable.

immaterial form) scenes which may include you and/or your party. This is particularly relevant if you have booked a wedding with us which includes photographs/video(s) of the occasion.

16.4 Outside of peak season it is common for facilities and services to be less widely available, both in your accommodation and in your holiday resort generally. We cannot accept liability in those circumstances. There will be occasions, particularly at the beginning and end of the season, when accommodation management may decide to close a property down due to the low number of guests or bookings. In such circumstances we have no obligation other than to find you suitable alternative accommodation of the same standard in the same resort and section 5 will apply in relation to your entitlements.

23.2 When making your booking you agree on behalf of all members of your party that any photograph(s) or video(s) taken or arranged to be taken by us may be utilised by Enable Holidays for our reproduction in any publication, presentation or sales communication (including email or any other electronic communication) or campaign without limitation and to the extent necessary you license us to utilise any such images in whole or in part for any and all such or related purposes.

16.5 Public Holidays and religious festivals also affect the availability of resort and hotel facilities. The relevant National Tourist Office can provide details of such events and further information regarding your chosen holiday resort.

23.3 We cannot be held responsible for any photographic inaccuracies, and advise that a wide number of photographs are of generic images from stock library sources. These have been included for design purposes only.

16.6 If we know about building work or other noise likely to affect your holiday arrangements we aim to tell you before you leave.

24. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE • All travel from UK departure airport to destination airport and return.

16.7 The information in this brochure is checked and is known to be correct on the date the brochure went to print February 2012. However, as this is many months before you take your holiday and despite careful checks, errors or changes may occur after the date of publication. If we are made aware of such errors, we will of course endeavour to inform you of them at the time of booking. 16.8 To ensure you have up to date information please check with your travel agent, our in-house reservations team or our website at www.enableholidays.com. INFANTS

• Airport charges including UK passenger charges, foreign airport taxes and UK airport/airline security charges (any additional increase in these charges will be notified at the time of booking). • Baggage allowance is 15 or 20kg and will notified to you at the time of booking. • Transfer from your arrival airport to your holiday accommodation and return by private taxi.* • Accommodation as specified on your final documents, including service charges.

16.9 In accordance with Air Navigation Regulations an infant must be under 2 years of age on the date of their return flight.

• The services of a representative or local agent, at all of our featured destinations.

16.10 The cost of a cot (where applicable) must be paid direct to the accommodation.

* Transfers using adapted vehicles are available in many destinations - please ask for details and prices.

16.11 Airlines charge a fee for the carriage of infants. This varies from airline to airline and will be advised to you prior to booking.

25. WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE • Transport between home and airport and return.

17. LOST PROPERTY If you leave any personal property in the resort and would like us to assist you in retrieving it, a handling fee of £40 will be levied. This is not refundable if the item(s) is/are not found. For further assistance, please call Customer Services on 0871 222 4939. 18. ALL INCLUSIVE HOLIDAYS All-inclusive normally includes all meals and some local drinks during designated times of the day. The choice of drinks available varies from property to property. Please refer to the individual property descriptions in our brochure or website for further details. 19. MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT 19.1 We have selected the holidays in this brochure as being likely to be suitable for people with mobility impairments, their families and friends. We have reviewed access to public areas as well as bedrooms and bathrooms. 19.2 We have our 150 point check list information available to you by phoning us on 0871 222 4939. Only you can decide which holiday accommodation in which resort will suit you and this may depend upon with whom you are travelling. We will discuss with you your needs at check-in, on boarding the aircraft and on the journey to your accommodation so that we can make the best arrangements possible, but it is your responsibility to determine from the information we provide that the chosen holiday is suitable for your party. Although we have inspected every property featured and have completed a detailed 150 point audit, it is impossible to check every guest room in the accommodation and therefore, we cannot guarantee that every room will be identical in all respects. 20. SPECIAL REQUESTS If you have any special requests that do not form part of the holidays described in this brochure (for example dietary or room requirements) please let us know at the time of booking. These will be passed on to the relevant supplier but we cannot guarantee that these will be met. 21. SYSTEM ERRORS In rare cases errors may occur when inputting prices into our reservations system or website. We regret that any contract entered into on the basis of an erroneous price will be void. In the unlikely event that such a situation arises, you will be given the option to either pay the correct price or cancel with a full refund. 22. IDENTITY OF OPERATING CARRIER In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/ connecting flight/transfer. We do this by advising you of the carriers to be used or likely to be used at the time of booking. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. 23. IMAGES AND CREATIVE LICENCE 23.1 During your holiday we may photograph, film or video (which includes all methods of capturing, storing and processing the resulting images whether in material or

• Car hire where requested and prepaid prior to travel date.

• In-Flight meals may be subject to an optional charge specified at the time of booking unless otherwise advised. Some airlines may not permit pre-bookable in-flight meals which alternatively may be purchased on board the aircraft. • Holiday Insurance: You must ensure that you are adequately insured. • Breakage and/or damages caused by you or your party whilst in your accommodation. • Accommodation management may require a breakage/ damage deposit upon arrival. These are refundable at the end of your stay provided the accommodation is left in good condition. • Extra Services, drinks, laundry, visas, beach umbrellas/ chairs, personal items, room service, air-con, fridges. Please note some of these facilities may be payable locally and deposits may be required by the accommodation management for the use of the facilities. Please refer to individual property descriptions for full details. •

Sports/beach facilities and equipment.

Cot and food for infant.

• Excursions. 26. USEFUL INFORMATION The information in the ‘USEFUL INFORMATION” section, and other relevant details in our brochure and website which affect your chosen holiday, are incorporated into these conditions and must be read carefully and accepted by you before you enter into contract with us. Failure to take these matters into consideration before you book may lead to subsequent disappointment, for which we cannot accept responsibility. 27. THE 1998 DATA PROTECTION ACT AND YOU Information that you provide to us will be held on our computers (and in other ways) for use by us for the following purposes: BOOKING INFORMATION Information about you (and your travelling party) may be passed to holiday providers and others and may include things such as religious beliefs, dietary requirements, your (or your travelling party’s) physical or mental health. This information may also be transferred abroad. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS/MARKET RESEARCH, FRAUD PREVENTION/DEBT COLLECTION CONTACTING YOU To contact you via e-mail, letter or phone with details of Enable Holidays’, or selected suppliers’, products and services which may be of interest you. We may also monitor and/or record your telephone conversations with us for security purposes and to ensure consistent customer service levels (including staff training). By entering into a contract with us you agree to the use and disclosure of information by us as described. You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us and we may apply a fee for the permission of this information. If you would like to see this please contact our customer services who will be able to assist you.

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