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CONTENTS

A world of RCI holidays EUROPE

143 FINLAND 138 NORWAY

PORTUGAL

139

78

SWEDEN

34 89

16 SCOTLAND

MADEIRA

DENMARK 135 IRELAND 22

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LITHUANIA 151

ENGLAND

CANARY ISLANDS 55

BELGIUM 133

ISLE OF MAN & CHANNEL ISLANDS

GERMANY 130

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CANARY ISLANDS SLOVAKIA 153

33 ANDORRA

AFRICA

POLAND

WALES 20 15

SPAIN

FRANCE 24

AUSTRIA 122

SWITZERLAND 126

TENERIFE 56

HUNGARY 154

66 GRAN CANARIA

CROATIA 160 93

ITALY

LANZAROTE 74 72 FUERTEVENTURA

SERBIA 159

PORTUGAL 78

SPAIN

GREECE 161

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ITALIAN ISLANDS 52 BALEARIC ISLANDS

118 MALTA

iv ABOUT RCI

199 AFRICA

226 AUSTRALASIA

254 NORTH AMERICA

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212 INDIA

232 CARIBBEAN

275 NEW RESORTS

218 ASIA PACIFIC

240 LATIN AMERICA

277 CHECK-IN DAYS

EUROPE

184 MIDDLE EAST

175 TURKEY

170 CYPRUS

278 RESORT INDEX


RCI MEMBERSHIP

More than just an

Exchange Holiday Whether you’re an RCI Weeks or Points member you’ll find your membership comes with a host of great benefits. We pride ourselves on giving you a quality service and the chance to connect with us in the way you’re happiest - whether you’re calling one of our Guides or going online at rci.com. Flexibility and choice are what makes exchange the key ingredient of timeshare ownership so we’re constantly improving our products and bringing more quality resorts into RCI’s exchange network.

RCI FLEXIBILITY

RCI SERVICE

Your membership also offers great value and lifestyle enhancing programmes to help you make the most of your free time even when you’re not on holiday.

 Whether you’re an RCI Weeks or Points member there’s an Exchange Holiday for you. And, if you combine your weeks or save your points you can have an Exchange of a lifetime.  Upgrade to our Platinum membership programme and you’ll receive exclusive travel and lifestyle discounts, unit upgrades, rewards, priority access and more!

 Your RCI membership account is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on rci.com where you can search and book at your convenience.  Our trusted RCI Guides are available to help you book your Exchanges and more.  Review your account status online or via your account statement, emailed regularly.

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RCI VALUE

RCI MEMBERSHIP

 Guest Certificates allow you to share your RCI Exchange and Extra Holidays with friends and family.  Read Endless Vacation magazine for information and inspiration on where to go next.  A variety of Resort Offers are regularly updated to keep you in the know

RCI CHOICE

about RCI’s great deals.

 If you want to get away more than your deposited weeks or points allow - no problem. With Extra Holidays and Late Deals you can enjoy the same quality resorts at fabulous prices.  Through our Wyndham Partners you can get great discounts when booking direct with Landal GreenParks, James Villas, Canvas Holidays, Cottages4you, Wyndham Hotels and Hoseasons.

ACCESS YOUR BENEFITS There is lots of information online to help you get the most from your membership. Find out more about Resort Offers at rciresortoffers.com RCI Travel† take care of all your travel needs from car hire to cruises at rcitravelstore.co.uk Access a range of great discounts on hotels, cottages and more from Wyndham Partners at rciwyndhamdiscounts.com To learn about RCI Platinum, Trading Power Protection and Points Protection and all other aspects of your membership visit rciweeks.co.uk/inside or pointstoremember.co.uk Looking for inspiration? Our online Destination Directory is packed with ideas. rci-destinations.com/en-gb

 Need help with your travel extras? With RCI Travel† you can book flights, car

PEACE OF MIND

hire, travel insurance, airport parking, cruises, tours, theatre breaks and hotels.

 You can protect your weeks or points Exchange Holiday with Trading Power Protection or Points Protection. Should the unexpected happen and you’re unable to travel, your full trading power or points values will be restored.

At time of going to print pointstoremember.co.uk is only available in English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian. All details are correct at time of print (September 2012), but subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time. RCI Travel: RCI Travel is owned and operated by ICE Europe Ltd (Registration number 3793955, registered office: Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northants NN15 6EY) trading as Our Holiday Centre, which is an ABTA and ATOL bonded company and uses the RCI Travel brand under licence from RCI Europe. RCI Europe does not supply any travel services and is not responsible for any of the products or services sold by RCI Travel. RCI Travel promotions are only applicable to UK residing members only.

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EXCHANGE HOLIDAY SEARCH

Easy steps to your next Exchange Holiday The RCI Directory of Resorts is your key to your next great Exchange Holiday with plenty of ideas on where to go and lots of great resorts to suit your needs.

SIGN IN

What about when you’ve found your destination? To find and book your RCI Exchange follow these steps on rci.com:

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Enter your login details under RCI Member Sign In on the rci.com homepage – you will need your username and password. Then click either the Weeks Sign In or Points Sign In* button or click Register Now.

SEARCH

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Next Weeks members should click the Search For A Holiday tab a , while Points members should select RCI Points Holidays at the top of the page.

You can search for exchanges depending on your exact requirements. You can select options from Region b or Check-in Month c from the list on the left, click a location on the Map d , enter a specific Resort ID e or use the Advanced Search option f to search by a range of things like types of Exchanges, specific dates and more.

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Filter your search results by destination, dates, holiday type, unit size, length of stay, resort amenities, member reviews and more g .

Review your results – you’ll see the resort rating, check-in date range, and unit sizes available as well as the Weeks Exchange Trading Power range or Points range for all available units h .

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If you’ve found what you are looking for, click Available Units to move on i .

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You’ll see all available check-in dates at your chosen resort. Select the unit size and check-in/check-out date that suits you.

Know exactly what you’re looking for? Use Advanced Search to narrow your options. Add criteria such as location, activities and date then start searching. If you have a set of criteria you search for regularly then save it for future searches, so you can find the information at the click of a button under My Favourite Searches. You can see your search results in map view, grid view or list view. And if you select Quick View you can see more information about each resort in a single screen.

EXTRA HOLIDAYS SEARCH If you’ve used your weeks or points, or if your saving up for a special Exchange Holiday you still have the option of Extra Holidays and Late deals. You pay for these in cash rather than exchanging. You can search for these online by selecting the type you require.

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Once you’ve selected your unit you’ll be directed to the check-out page. Click Confirm and pay your exchange fee. If you don’t want to search for an Exchange Holiday online our helpful Guides will take you through the process.

Save money when you exchange online. At time of going to print RCI.com only services RCI Points members in 6 languages, this will be the language you selected when you joined. All details are correct at time of print (September 2012), but subject to change at any time.

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RCI.COM

Your holiday and more… just a few clicks away!

At rci.com you can manage your account, plan and book Exchanges and more. All this can be done at a time convenient to you.

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MY ACCOUNT

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HOME

From the Home page you can click Update Account to

Click My Account to access all the information on your

amend items such as your email address or password.

RCI member account.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Here you can view and confirm any bookings you have

View personalised Recommendations for great ideas of

on hold, review all future and past bookings and your

destinations and resorts you can try

points balance.

MY OFFERS

If you’re a Weeks member you can also select Manage

See your latest special offers and deals from RCI - click

Your Deposits for more information on your deposited

My Offers.

weeks.

RCI TV If you’re looking for a little inspiration, RCI TV is the place for you. Here you’ll find videos on RCI affiliated resorts and destinations around the world and more.

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RCI.COM

SIMPLE ONLINE REGISTRATION RESORT DIRECTORY

RESORT OFFERS

The rci.com website is easy to use for planning and booking Exchanges and more, so why don’t you register today?

You can access the

Updated regularly the

online Resort Directory

Resort Offers website

Registering is quick and easy:

by clicking on Search

has offers from resorts

for a Holiday or RCI

around the world. From

Points Holidays.

half-board and All-

1. Visit rci.com and click Register Now at the bottom of the RCI Member Sign In box.

Thousands of resorts are

Inclusive options, to

listed online along with information

excursions and spa treatments.

on resort facilities, photos and

rciresortoffers.com

videos.

MEMBER REVIEWS

RCI TRAVEL†

See what other

Found your Exchange

members have to say

Holiday and looking

about RCI affiliated

for flights or car hire?

resorts and share your

Perhaps you fancy a

stories and photos.*

cruise? Click on the Travel tab to visit the RCI Travel† website and book the little extras that make all the difference to your holiday.

CONNECT WITH US

2. Select Points Member or Weeks Member as appropriate. 3. Input your Member ID, last name, email and country of residence. 4. Confirm your membership information is correct and agree to the terms and conditions.

HOW CAN I FIND MY MEMBER ID? You need your Member ID number to register on the rci.com website for the first time. You can find this number on your membership card or on any emails you receive from RCI.

At time of going to print RCI.com only services RCI Points members in 6 languages, this will be the language you selected when you joined.

Visit your favourite social network* to stay up to date

All details are correct at time of print (September 2012), but subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time.

with the latest news and offers, keep in touch with

RCI Travel: RCI Travel is owned and operated by ICE Europe Ltd (Registration number 3793955, registered office: Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northants NN15 6EY) trading as Our Holiday Centre, which is an ABTA and ATOL bonded company and uses the RCI Travel brand under licence from RCI Europe. RCI Europe does not supply any travel services and is not responsible for any of the products or services sold by RCI Travel. RCI Travel promotions are only applicable to UK residing members only.

other members and share your experiences. www.rci.com/connect *Currently only available in English

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RCI MEMBERSHIP NEWS

Learn more about your

RCI Membership... We have two great websites available that contain all you need to know about your membership. They are updated regularly so be sure to check back often.

POINTS

All About Deposits: get to grips with Deposits and trading power. Searching and Planning: discover the tools available to help you plan your next getaway.

POINTS MEMBERS

WEEKS MEMBERS

TO REMEMBER

The Basics: details how RCI Points work and different types of points ownership. Managing Your Points: explains Use Years, how to search, reservation windows and how to borrow or save points.

RCI Holidays: the differences and benefits of Exchange Holidays, Extra Holidays and Late

All About RCI Holidays: the differences and

Deals.

benefits of Exchange Holidays, Extra Holidays and Late Deals.

All About Your Membership: details of fees, membership benefits and the features of

All About Your Membership: highlights the

Platinum Membership.

benefits of RCI Platinum.

rciweeks.co.uk/inside

pointstoremember.co.uk

At time of going to print pointstoremember.co.uk is only available in English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.

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USING YOUR DIRECTORY

Using your directory Get the most from our new-look resort listings Our resort listings pages feature only a selection of the resorts available to RCI members, so make sure you visit rci.com to view all our affiliated resorts. The new-look destination and resort pages contain plenty of information, making it easier to find your perfect RCI holiday.

To make your directory easier to use, resort entries are arranged first by country, then grouped by resort area, and finally by resort ID number order.

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Scotland Nature is at home in Scotland. From rugged hills to fertile glens and vivid lochs, it’s an enchanting landscape. It’s where birds of prey hang on thermals and puffins huddle on rocks as seals play in the surf above the wild Atlantic Ocean.

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Each destination has its own introduction with lively travel writing to give you a real flavour of the country and, in some cases resort area, to help with your holiday planning.

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In the Scottish Highlands and Islands time is of little significance as you discover communities where traditions have been handed down over generations. In winter the Highlands has world class skiing, while the presence of reindeer and the Northern Lights might make you think you’ve travelled even further north.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs – a beautiful adventure playground with cascading waterfalls where fishing and boating are among a wealth of activities.

Head to the Isle of Skye to discover tiny villages and enjoy brisk walks across the Five Sisters of Kintail and high up Cuillin Ridge. These striking peaks typify Scotland’s dramatic offerings.

But Scotland isn’t all about countryside – cities like Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen all buzz with life and culture, and Edinburgh is home to some of the world’s biggest and best arts festivals, including the Fringe which takes place every August.

The country has a number of national parks with forests and evocative lochs – such as

All-new highlights section featuring an overview of the resort and destination area, including on- and off-site amenities and local attractions, as well as unit sizes, facilities and other useful information to help you decide if it’s the place for you.

Scotland is special for golfers too with championship and links courses offering some of the most spectacular coastal views.

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The Marine Quay Club South West & Coast - Salcombe

+44 1548 843554

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South West & Coast - Saltash

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Visit rci.com to explore the full 1427 range of RCI resorts worldwide. +44 1579 351351

St. Mellion Golf & Country Club

The Marine Quay Club is located right on the water’s edge in the delightful seaside town of Salcombe in Devon. All of the resort’s apartments have views over the estuary to the beaches and headlands, and offer easy access to the full range of facilities of the Marine Hotel, on whose grounds they stand, including its own mooring for boats up to 4.26m. All units are two bedroom sleeping 6 with full kitchens, and activities available nearby include boating, scuba diving, windsurfing fishing and tennis. You can also explore the quiet old world charm of Salcombe and the surrounding countryside, while the English Riviera resorts of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay are within easy driving distance.

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Lakeview Country Club South West & Coast - Bodmin

+44 1208 831808

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St. Mellion Golf & Country Club is a premier golf, leisure and health spa just 13km from Plymouth. The resort’s extensive onsite facilities include two championship courses (discounted green fees available), driving range, top class leisure and health spa, snooker room, crèche, licensed restaurants and bar. Accommodation is a mix of one, two and three bedroom detached lodges sleeping up to 8, all with full kitchens and set amid the golf courses and beautiful Cornish countryside. A restaurant and all day brasserie are available onsite, with smart casual dress required for the restaurant. Nearby attractions include Dartmoor National Park and the stunning coastline of southern Cornwall.

• View new resort pictures

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Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Golf, Sauna, Jacuzzi

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Glendorgal South West & Coast - Newquay

+44 1637 874937

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England A green and pleasant land, England’s countryside evokes a sense of a bygone era. But this should come as no surprise – the country has a long, rich history echoed in every town and city across its 130,000 square kilometres. Its landscape – from the rolling moors to the Cotswolds and Lake District, has inspired poets and artists over the centuries.


In Cornwall the sea turns turquoise, the sand is white and you’re treated to 12 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by the spectacular South West coastal path. Here you’ll find miles of walking, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes.

With two coastlines Devon welcomes holidaymakers to its sunny shores and village tea shops for ever popular cream teas. The county has a magnificent selection of historic houses such as

From Keswick to Windermere, the Lake District has some of the country’s most inspiring views, with magnificent walks beside expansive lakes. Here divine mountain vistas force you to stay a while and revel in their wonder. You can even take to the hills with some of the best hiking trails in the country.

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Head west to Chester and you’ll not only discover some of the oldest ruins in the north, such as the Roman walls and amphitheatre of Chester but also fine examples of black and white Tudor buildings.

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The county of Yorkshire is the largest in England where alongside historic cities like York, with its walls and dramatic Minster, it delivers picture perfect villages nestled among the rolling hills and broad dales.

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But it’s not just the countryside that attracts visitors to England – it has some of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities. Take Liverpool – home to The Beatles and the timeless Albert Dock – or Manchester with more than 90 museums, Birmingham with its extensive network of canals, and London, perhaps one Newquay of the most famous cities in the St. Agnes world. Camborne The lights of London shine brightest in the city’s West End – an important stop for shoppers and culture lovers alike.

restored Tudor mansion Mount Edgcumbe and quirky A La Ronde, a 16-sided 18th century house.

Heading south, wind down amidst the quaint towns and villages of Sussex and Somerset, or enjoy the temperate climate and sunny days by the beach in Devon and Cornwall.

The north of England is home to the country’s last great wilderness. Northumberland National Park is bordered by historic Hadrian’s Wall and its moors are covered in autumn coloured heather, while the Simonside Hills offer some of the country’s most incredible scenery.

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Akeld Manor and Country Club North & Lakes - Akeld

+44 1665 721035

3816

Surrounded by lush undulating hills and a vivid green landscape, Akeld Manor and Country Club is a perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty and fascinating history of England’s Border Country. Set beside the Northumberland National Park, this is a great base to explore nearby castles, Hadrian’s Wall and other historical treasures. Enjoy quiet walks in the country or visit a pub. The complex is comprised of a group of attractive holiday cottages and a well equipped leisure facility including a swimming pool, gym and a sauna. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom cottages sleeping 2-6 with full kitchens.

North & Lakes - Ambleside

+44 1539 437302

+44 1539 437302

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The beautiful Lake District is the home of Elterwater Hall at Langdale, a magnificent 19th century stone building set in five acres of formal gardens with a tennis court and overlooking Elter Water in the heart of the National Park. The neighbouring Langdale Estate offers a further 35 acres of beautiful grounds, as well as a Country Club including a well equipped health and leisure facility and bar/restaurant. Elterwater Hall’s one and two bedroom units sleep up to 6, are furnished to a high standard and have a full kitchen including dishwasher and halogen hob. Pets are not allowed and a car is essential to make the most of your holiday here.

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Chapel Stile Apartments at Langdale North & Lakes - Ambleside

+44 1539 437302

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Situated right at the heart of the Lake District National Park, Langdale is the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. Visit Wordsworth’s favourite haunts in the local villages, fish for trout, enjoy lake sailing or walk the fells with superb views of England’s highest mountains. The resort’s lodges are all positioned for views and privacy, with accommodation comprising one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens. The resort offers easy access to the villages and attractions of the Lake District but also offers a range of indoor leisure facilities including swimming pool, fitness centre and restaurant.

Resting on the edge of the clear waters of Great Langdale Beck, Chapel Stile is a restored 200 year old farmhouse surrounded by the beautiful hills and lakes of the Lake District. All the one, two and three bedroom apartments, sleeping up to 8, are to be found within this exclusive residence. All are nicely furnished and equipped with modern amenities including kitchens with fridge/freezer, dishwasher and oven. The units are five minutes’ walk from the Langdale resort where guests can use facilities including heated swimming pool, health and beauty salon, and restaurant. There is also a pub serving food next to the resort.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Playground

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Playground

The Quaysiders Club North & Lakes - Ambleside

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North & Lakes - Ambleside

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Playground

Indoor swimming pool, Gym, Sauna, Games room

Langdale

Elterwater Hall at Langdale

+44 1539 433969

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The Burnside Park Owners Club North & Lakes - Bowness-on-Windermere

+44 1539 446624

1648

Designed to complement its scenic surroundings, the attractive Quaysiders Club is perched right on the edge of Lake Windermere. Its two bedroom apartments, sleeping up to 6, are grouped around a charming European style, paved courtyard with a picnic and barbecue area. All apartments are luxuriously equipped with two televisions, DVD, stereo and full kitchen, and additional facilities at the resort include a leisure spa with whirlpool, sauna and showers. A few minutes’ walk from Bowness-on-Windermere, the resort is the ideal base to explore the towns, villages, lakes, mountains and countryside of the Lake District.

This resort is nestled in the heart of England’s Lake District, on the edge of Lake Windermere, and next door to the Burnside Hotel, where guests can enjoy use of an extensive indoor leisure complex including swimming pool and fitness centre. The resort is only a five minute walk from the popular town of Bowness, which has shops, galleries, a cinema, theatre and a host of cultural, historic and literary attractions and you can also take a cruise on Lake Windermere. Accommodation comprises studios to two bedroom units that sleep up to 6 with a range of modern amenities and either mini, partial or full kitchens.

Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Wave pool, Laundry facilities, Film rental

Indoor swimming pool, Squash, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room


Brockwood Hall North & Lakes - Millom

+44 1229 772329

4819

Sutton Hall Timeshare Club +44 1845 597200

North & Lakes - Thirsk

0804

Brockwood Hall, set in the peaceful surroundings of mature woodland and overlooked by Black Coombe Fell, is close to the picturesque Lake District and its unspoiled beauty, but away from crowds and perfect for a family holiday, restful weekend or romantic getaway. The resort’s spacious grounds are home to 32 Norwegian lodges, each sleeping 4-8, with attractive kitchens and other amenities. The resort has an indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna and a sun shower, outdoor play area for children, lawn games and barbecues, and a wooded trail. Inside you can relax at the bar and dine at its fine restaurant.

Located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Sutton Hall is a fine example of 17th century Georgian architecture. Surrounded by 24 acres of parkland and woodland, the resort enjoys a tranquil and picturesque setting, while its accommodation is a mix of apartments in the main hall and cottages within the grounds. The one and two bedroom units sleep up to 6 with full kitchens, while the resort’s facilities include a small heated indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Trout fishing is also available nearby, and you are perfectly placed to discover the villages, rural attractions and coastline of North Yorkshire.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant, Games room

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi

Pine Lake Resort North & Lakes - Carnforth

+44 1524 738200

1857

Set at the gateway to the Lake District, Pine Lake Resort offers a relaxing, peaceful rest from busy everyday life. The carefully planned leisure resort has a wealth of facilities onsite, including a watersports centre with sailing and water skiing. Morecambe is only a few minutes away and a lovely place to walk along the seafront. The stunning beauty and attractions of the Lake District are a short drive away. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with either partial or full kitchens. The resort’s clubhouse boasts a restaurant, indoor pool, sauna, gym, solarium and live entertainment in the bar.

Thurnham Hall North & Lakes - Lancaster

+44 1524 751766

Thurnham Hall is a few kilometres from the historical county town of Lancaster, whose attractions include a medieval castle, shops and restaurants. The stunning beauty of the Lake District is only a short drive away, and the resort is also ideally located for day visits to the Yorkshire Dales or the popular seaside town of Blackpool. The resort itself is in a rural setting offering attractive apartments within the main house and adjoining buildings. Onsite amenities include indoor pool, health club, sauna, Jacuzzi and live entertainment. The studio, one and two bedroom units sleep up to 6 with a full kitchen including dishwasher and microwave.

Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Water skiing, Boating, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Canal Boat Club at Blackwater Meadow

Canal Boat Club at Anderton Marina

Central - Ellesmere

+44 1691 624391

6985

4128

Central - Northwich

+44 1606 79642

C097

Canal Boat Club at Blackwater Meadow in Shropshire is situated on the Llangollen Canal. The area contains 32km of lock free cruising through beautiful scenery, and includes Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6 with a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to accepting tuition on check in, and prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. There must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Canal Boat Club at Anderton Marina is located by the Trent and Mersey Canal in Cheshire and adjacent to the restored Victorian Anderton Boat Lift. From the marina, guests can enjoy the beautiful canals of England and Wales, with a wide variety of cruising routes, countryside, cities and places to visit. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6, with a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to guests accepting tuition provided on check in and prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. There must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Fishing, Laundry facilities

Full kitchen facilities

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Kenwick Woods Central - Louth

+44 1507 608806

Canaltime at Sawley Marina Central - Long Eaton

+44 115 9734564

6073

Kenwick Woods is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Lincolnshire Wolds, just 3km from the attractive market town of Louth. The resort, centred around an historic country house hotel with restaurant and bar, offers an abundance of onsite sports facilities including a championship 18 hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, squash, gym, tennis and beauty treatments. Accommodation is in two bedroom Scandinavian timber lodges sleeping 6, all comfortably furnished and equipped with a full kitchen, microwave, dishwasher and TV. The cathedral city of Lincoln is within easy driving distance, as is the coast.

Canaltime at Sawley Marina is a unique holiday that lets you plan your own trip through England’s inland waterways around Nottingham and Robin Hood country. The spacious canal boats all have full kitchens with microwave, bathroom, television, CD radio and central heating. Cruising is subject to accepting tuition provided on check in and prevailing safety conditions. Canal boats for 6 must have a minimum occupancy of 3 active adults, and canal boats for 4 must have 2 active adults. For cruising purposes guests must be fit, able bodied and comply with the minimum occupancy policy. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely.

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Fishing, Laundry facilities, Full kitchen facilities

Shakespeare Classic Line

Wychnor Park Country Club

Central - Willington

+44 1926 844222

6426

Central - Barton-under-Needwood

+44 1283 791391

2088

Shakespeare Classic Line is based at Mercia Marina on the tranquil Trent and Mersey Canal, and is part of an extensive project that includes an onsite tearoom, butchers, utility building and shop. Places of interest within easy driving distance include Drayton Manor Park, Tutbury Castle and Lichfield Cathedral. The canal boats sleep 4, 6 and 8, and have full kitchens, a fridge, oven and TV. This holiday is best suited to able bodied guests who can operate the locks on the waterways. Guests must accept tuition before cruising. RCI recommends that canal boats for 6 must have a minimum occupancy of 3 active adults, and canal boats for 4 must have 2 active adults.

Built in the late 18th century and set amidst 55 acres of delightful parkland just 8km from the historic city of Lichfield, Wychnor Hall is a great place to get away from it all. Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, bowling and other outdoor activities, and the resort also offers a bar, restaurant and leisure centre that includes indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Nearby attractions range from the exciting theme park of Drayton Manor to the serene beauty of the National Memorial Arboretum. The resort’s accommodation comprises Scandinavian lodges within the grounds and apartments in the main house. All the one and two bedroom units, sleeping up to 6, have a full kitchen with microwave and washing machine. Units are not suitable for disabled guests.

Lake, Fishing, Tearoom, Shopping

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Canal Boat Club at Alvechurch Marina Central - Alvechurch

8

5499

+44 121 4451133

A848

Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club Central - Oakham

+44 1572 757901

2932

Canal Boat Club at Alvechurch Marina in Worcester, offers guests the opportunity to take charge of their own canal boat and experience the beauty of some of Britain’s most established waterways. Among the places you can visit is Stratfordupon-Avon, home of Shakespeare. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6, and has a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to guests accepting compulsory tuition provided on check in, and the prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. This is an active holiday so there must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Set in conservation parkland, Barnsdale Hall Hotel & Country Club is one of the most unusual and comprehensive hotel complexes in the United Kingdom. Extensive spa and leisure facilities make it a haven to retreat, relax and unwind, and you can also enjoy breathtaking views of the internationally famous nature reserve Rutland Water, which provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain. Barnsdale mixes the old and the new, with accommodation ranging from simple rooms to magnificent three bedroom lodges that sleep up to 8. Each room is individually designed, and some offer spectacular views of Rutland Water.

Full kitchen facilities

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Spa, Tennis, Games room


Canaltime at Union Wharf Central - Market Harborough

+44 1858 432123

5535

Canal Boat Club at Worcester Marina Central - Worcester

+44 1905 734160

A849

Canaltime at Union Wharf is based on the Grand Union Canal in Leicestershire. Accommodation is on a canal boat, which has a full kitchen with microwave, TV and central heating. Cruising from Union Wharf for around 10km takes you onto the Grand Union Canal where you can travel south through Foxton Locks. Cruising is subject to guests accepting tuition provided on check in and prevailing safety conditions. Canal boats for 6 must have a minimum occupancy of 3 active adults, and canal boats for 4 must have 2 active adults. For cruising purposes guests must be fit, able bodied and comply with the minimum occupancy policy. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely.

Canal Boat Club at Worcester Marina is based at the southern end of Worcester. Birmingham Canal is the ideal base for all routes into the Shakespeare country via the River Severn and Avon, or trips north into rural Worcestershire. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6, and has a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to guests accepting compulsory tuition provided on check in, and the prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. This is an active holiday so there must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Restaurant, Full kitchen facilities

Full kitchen facilities

Menzies Welcombe Apartments Central - Stratford-upon-Avon

+44 1789 295252

8790

Canal Boat Club at Gayton Marina Central - Blisworth

+44 1604 858685

A958

Located close to Stratford-upon-Avon and set within one of Warwickshire’s finest country estates surrounded by 157 acres of beautiful parkland, Menzies Welcombe is a magnificent 4 star hotel with an award winning restaurant, luxurious spa and championship golf course. Accommodation is in the grade 2 listed coach house and comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens. The resort has a number of onsite facilities including swimming pool and spa, and free golf is also available subject to tee times. Many of the historic towns, villages and castles of the Heart of England are within an easy drive.

Canal Boat Club at Gayton Marina is located on the Grand Union Canal between the villages of Gayton and Blisworth in Northamptonshire. The attractive marina is in the heart of a varied canal network, with a selection of cruising routes including Warwick, Braunston, Napton, or Cropredy and return. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6, and has a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to guests accepting compulsory tuition provided on check in, and the prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. This is an active holiday so there must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Golf, Sauna

Full kitchen facilities

Canaltime Houseboats at Bedford Central - Bedford

+44 7921 038642

6324

Golf Apartments Richmond Park East & Coast - Watton

+44 1953 881803

4817

Canaltime Houseboats at Bedford are based at Priory Marina, which is set in acres of open space in Priory Country Park, an established green area made up of lakes, meadows and woodland, partially enclosed within a bend in the river Great Ouse. An oasis of peace and tranquillity, the park has two hides and is a great place for watching birds and wildfowl, yet is less than 3km from Bedford town centre. Milton Keynes and the historic university city of Cambridge are both within an easy drive. The marina has its own gift shop, pub and hotel. Accommodation is on a static one or two bedroom houseboat sleeping 4 or 6, with a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave and dishwasher.

Set in 100 acres of parkland, this golf resort features a course that incorporates the charm and challenge of water features including the River Wissey, which winds through all 18 holes. Facilities also include a driving range, practice putting green and golf lessons, and the colonial style clubhouse offers restaurant facilities and a bar. The apartments are fully equipped to the highest standards, and range from one to three bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens. The picturesque market town of Bury St Edmunds and the famous racing town of Newmarket are close by, and other places worth a visit include the medieval city of Norwich and the Royal Family’s country home of Sandringham.

Cinema, Lake, Fishing, Bicycle hire

Golf, Golf-driving range, Restaurant, Nightclub, Snack bar

9


Blakeney Timeshare East & Coast - Holt

+44 1263 740049

Cromer Country Club East & Coast - Cromer

+44 1263 513833

4097

Idyllically located for touring the coastline of Norfolk, Blakeney Timeshare is comprised of attractive cottages and bungalows built in traditional local style to reflect the character of the quaint fishing port of the same name. Just a minute’s walk from Blakeney Hotel and the quay, these holiday homes are ideal for a peaceful break in an area of great natural charm. Here you can spend your day boating, fishing, bird watching or exploring Norfolk and its many attractions. The nearby coastline offers a variety of watersport options including swimming, water skiing and windsurfing. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens.

Positioned on a cliff top location, Cromer Country Club offers a spectacular view of Norfolk’s glorious sandy beaches and lush countryside. The resort is just 24km from the famous waterways of the Norfolk Broads and less than an hour’s drive from the Royal Estate at Sandringham. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and clubhouse, where lunches and evening meals are served and entertainment is provided in high season. The resort is unsuitable for guests with walking difficulties as there are steep hills and steps.

Boating, Steam room, Pool table

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Spa

Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club East & Coast - Norwich

+44 1603 759393

0695

The Allen House Club London

+44 207 938 1346

0794

Set in 250 acres of glorious Norfolk countryside just 11km from the city of Norwich, Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club is ideal for a relaxing getaway. Its attractive holiday lodges have been built in a secluded location close to the 18th fairway of a nearby golf course, giving each room a panoramic view of the greens and lakes. Guests also enjoy reduced green fees. Club facilities nearby include swimming pool, squash courts and all season tennis courts. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens. The medieval city of Norwich makes for a lovely day out, and the Norfolk coast and inland waterways of the Broads are also within easy access.

The Allen House Club is a fine example of an Edwardian mansion house and is brilliantly located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with easy access to its shops, theatres and restaurants. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens. The apartments are ideal for family or business use, giving instant access to all the parks, museums, attractions and landmark buildings of central London, from the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral to recent additions such as the Olympic Stadium and the Shard skyscraper. The nearest tube station is only a few minutes’ walk away, and the resort has a fully staffed reception.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Fitness Centre, Sauna

Full kitchen facilities, Porter

Odessa Wharf London

10

0821

+44 207 237 0032

5322

Stouts Hill West - Dursley

+44 1453 860134

0939

Award winning Odessa Wharf represents stylish city living in London, its outstanding facilities offering panoramic views of the River Thames in a lovingly restored building that is over 200 years old. The resort is known for its friendly staff and stunning location, which gives easy access to historical sights such as the Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London Eye, Tower of London and more. Many can be reached by the local water taxi that is only a short walk away and operates from dawn ‘til dusk. The luxury one and two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6 and are beautifully furnished with all the comforts needed for a restful stay including full kitchen with dishwasher. There is also a second TV in most of the main bedrooms.

Stouts Hill is an 18th century country house surrounded by 27 acres of private parkland and provides awe inspiring views of stone villages and tempting antique shops and restaurants. There is also a three acre lake on the estate property for fishing, two swimming pools, a putting green, badminton, croquet, snooker and tennis courts. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom suites sleeping up to 6, all with TV, video, radio, microwave, heating, phone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Guests are advised that some units are located on the first floor and there are no lifts, and pets aren’t allowed at this resort. The resort is a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds as well as the cities of Bath, Gloucester, Worcester and Oxford.

Childcare, Laundry facilities

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Lake, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Games room


Canal Boat Club at Hilperton Marina West - Trowbridge

+44 1225 765243

C099

Broome Park South East - Canterbury

+44 1227 831182

0481

Located by the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire, Canal Boat Club at Hilperton Marina offers guests the opportunity to take charge of their own canal boat and experience the beauty of some of the Heart of England’s most established waterways. Among the places you can visit is the World Heritage City of Bath. Accommodation is on a one or two bedroom canal boat that sleeps 4 or 6, with a fully equipped kitchen. Cruising is subject to accepting tuition provided on check in and prevailing safety conditions. Excellent knowledge of English is required to ensure the boat can be navigated safely. There must be at least two active adults per booking as guests have sole occupancy of the boat.

Holiday in style at Broome Park, a magnificent country estate in Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, where you can stay in a 17th Century Grade I listed Mansion House, the former home of Lord Kitchener, in studio, one and two bedroom suites sleeping 2-6. The resort’s 18 hole golf course is open to residents, and there are also tennis and squash courts onsite, as well as a leisure centre featuring swimming pool, gym, sauna and solarium, a restaurant and lounge bar. The cities of Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone are all nearby, and the resort also offers easy access to the Channel Tunnel, Kent coastline and the seaside towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Deal.

Full kitchen facilities

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Spa, Sauna

Macdonald Elmers Court Resort South & Coast - Lymington

+44 1590 676011

0644

Located at the edge of the New Forest, an area of unspoiled natural beauty, Elmers Court is a perfect combination of old and new. Set in extensive landscaped gardens overlooking the Solent and Lymington River, the resort’s main house features elegant Tudor architecture, but all around are contemporary amenities including a leisure centre featuring indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gymnasium, tennis courts, restaurant and bar. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one, two and four bedroom units sleeping up to 10, the majority with partial or full kitchens.

Carlton Club Apartments South & Coast - Bournemouth

+44 1202 552011

Overlooking 13km of superb beaches in Bournemouth, one of England’s most popular holiday resorts, the Carlton Club Apartments offer instant access to all watersports, tennis and golf. The resort is also perfectly located for the town’s shops, theatres, gardens and casinos. If you want to explore further afield, the popular seaside resorts of Poole, Swanage and Weymouth are within easy driving distance. Most of the suite-style one and two bedroom apartments, which sleep up to 6, have sea views, and guests also have full use of all the hotel’s amenities, including 24 hour room service. Onsite facilities include a restaurant, bar, health spa, salon and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Steam room, Jacuzzi, Games room

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

BlueSkies by Butlins

Devoncourt

South West & Coast - Minehead

+44 1643 703331

A072

Beautifully appointed and right next to one of Somerset’s finest sandy beaches, BlueSkies is situated within the Butlins Minehead Resort, one of the UK’s most exciting holiday parks. At the heart of the resort is an impressive indoor pool complex featuring water rides, and onsite amenities also include bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues and a shopping centre. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, all with fully equipped kitchens including microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. BlueSkies is a great base from which to explore the region’s many pretty villages and Exmoor National Park.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Windsurfing, Scuba diving, Fishing, Games room, Jacuzzi, Lake, Entertainment, Playground

0846

South West & Coast - Exmouth

+44 1395 272277

6237

Devoncourt stands in four acres of mature subtropical gardens, overlooking 3km of golden sandy beaches and is the ideal base for a family holiday and for exploring the sights of Devon and Cornwall, the English Riviera. Attractions within easy driving distance include The Eden Project, Castle Drogo, Buckland Abbey and the National Marine Aquarium. Within the hotel grounds there is a golf practice net, an all weather tennis court, 18 hole putting green, croquet lawn and an attractive outdoor heated swimming pool. Units range from hotel/studios to two bedroom units sleeping 6. Hotel units do not have a kitchen, only tea making facilities and a fridge. All other units have a hob, fridge, mini oven, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Jacuzzi, Games room, Entertainment

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Woodford Bridge Country Club South West & Coast - Holsworthy

+44 1409 261481

Manor Court Club South West & Coast - Newton Abbot

+44 1647 440859

0937

Woodford Bridge Country Club has all the comforts and conveniences for a great holiday, including an indoor pool, health club with exercise equipment, hot tub and sauna, massage, beauty and hair salon services. There’s also a games room, Internet access, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. Fishing, squash, badminton and a playground are also available onsite, with shops, restaurants and car rental all nearby. The resort is made up of one or two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, all with partial or full kitchens and a variety of modern appliances. The sandy beaches of north Devon are just 40km away.

Situated in the middle of a PGA Championship golf course on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Manor Court is made up of cottages constructed from Dartmoor granite. All the one, two and three bedroom units have full kitchens and all the comforts of a modern home, while the resort’s onsite amenities include tennis courts and the golf course. Bovey Castle Hotel and restaurant is located in the same grounds as the Manor, which is just over 3km from the nearest shops so you’ll need a car, which will enable you to explore the lovely surrounding area. Please note pets aren’t allowed at this resort.

Indoor swimming pool, Squash, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Tennis, Golf, Laundry facilities, Full kitchen facilities

Passage House Club Hotel South West & Coast - Newton Abbot

+44 1626 357100

2718

The Osborne Club South West & Coast - Torquay

+44 1803 209600

0210

With views overlooking the River Teign, Passage House is one of the best situated hotels in Devon, with many rooms and apartments having spectacular riverside views. The hotel offers a health spa with swimming pool, steam room, sauna and beauty treatments, plus a fitness suite. Rooms range from studios to two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with a mini kitchen and some having a dishwasher. Ideally located to discover the coastal and inland attractions of Devon, the hotel provides a warm and friendly personal service and you can enjoy lunch, evening meal or traditional Sunday carvery in its 18th Century country pub. The local coastline is a combination of towering cliffs, pebble beaches, sandy coves and lovely bays.

Located within historic Hesketh Crescent on the beachfront of the English Riviera, The Osborne Club offers elegant accommodation, spectacular sea views and acres of lush gardens. Here you can swim in one of the resort’s two pools, play tennis while overlooking the Atlantic, make the most of a fully equipped gym with sauna, and visit the two onsite restaurants, with many more in the popular seaside town of Torquay, which is within easy walking distance. Accommodation comprises spacious and elegant one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with living and dining space, entertainment centre, full kitchens and large bedrooms.

Indoor swimming pool, Fishing, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Sauna

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Restaurant

Kingswear Park Club South West & Coast - Dartmouth

12

1916

+44 1803 752295

7760

Hope Barton Barns South West & Coast - Kingsbridge

+44 1548 561393

2717

Set in five beautiful acres of sheltered, landscaped gardens in the heart of the South Devon farmlands, Kingswear Park offers the perfect secluded escape from city life, even though the restaurants and attractions of Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth are just a short drive away. Originally built in the 1880’s for a wealthy West Country family, the resort’s sunny hilltop position on the Eastern bank of the River Dart offers unrivalled panoramic views of Devon. The resort’s amenities include tennis courts and an indoor swimming pool. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, all with full kitchen facilities including microwave and dishwasher. No pets allowed.

In a secluded valley in the South Devon National Trust Coastal Park, Hope Barton is a working farm of pastures, streams, trout lakes and bracken covered hills. Onsite amenities include an indoor pool, gym, sauna, fishing and a playbarn. Local craftsmen converted stone barns into the resort’s fully equipped cottages, which contain many original features and are a mix of studios, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8. The village of Hope Cove is close by with sandy beaches, pubs, a village store and cliff top walks. Golf, horse riding, sailing and other watersports are all nearby.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Playground

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Lake, Fishing, Games room


The Marine Quay Club South West & Coast - Salcombe

+44 1548 843554

1607

St. Mellion Golf & Country Club South West & Coast - Saltash

+44 1579 351351

1427

The Marine Quay Club is located right on the water’s edge in the delightful seaside town of Salcombe in Devon. All of the resort’s apartments have views over the estuary to the beaches and headlands, and offer easy access to the full range of facilities of the Marine Hotel, on whose grounds they stand, including its own mooring for boats up to 4.26m. All units are two bedroom sleeping 6 with full kitchens, and activities available nearby include boating, scuba diving, windsurfing fishing and tennis. You can also explore the quiet old world charm of Salcombe and the surrounding countryside, while the English Riviera resorts of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay are within easy driving distance.

St. Mellion Golf & Country Club is a premier golf, leisure and health spa just 13km from Plymouth. The resort’s extensive onsite facilities include two championship courses (discounted green fees available), driving range, top class leisure and health spa, snooker room, crèche, licensed restaurants and bar. Accommodation is a mix of one, two and three bedroom detached lodges sleeping up to 8, all with full kitchens and set amid the golf courses and beautiful Cornish countryside. A restaurant and all day brasserie are available onsite, with smart casual dress required for the restaurant. Nearby attractions include Dartmoor National Park and the stunning coastline of southern Cornwall.

Parking, Full kitchen facilities

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Golf, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Lakeview Country Club South West & Coast - Bodmin

+44 1208 831808

3908

Lakeview Country Club is a 238 acre estate of holiday lodges just a short drive from the beaches of Cornwall. The Club offers a range of activities whether you want a quiet retreat or an active adventure, including fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, tracks and trails. The lodges offer luxurious accommodation in the stunning and tranquil countryside, and range from one to three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens including dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer. The resort is an excellent base from which to explore the countryside, coastline, towns and villages of Cornwall.

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Lake, Fishing, Games room, Entertainment

Carvynick Cottages South West & Coast - Newquay

+44 1872 510716

Glendorgal South West & Coast - Newquay

+44 1637 874937

6071

Glendorgal is situated in 17 acres of private headland in Cornwall, with access to the vast expanse of golden sands, rock pools, and wonderful walks on Porth Beach and nearby Trevelgue Headland. Although it is in a quiet location, the resort is only 1.5km from Newquay town centre, and ideal for enjoying wonderful walks on the coastal footpath that runs beside the resort. It is also a good base from which to explore other parts of Cornwall by car, with Padstow, The Eden Project, Truro and Redruth all an easy drive away. There is a choice of two and three bedroom units sleeping 5-6, with full kitchen. The resort also has a pool and health club (daily membership fee required) bar and restaurant.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi

0645

Clowance Estate and Country Club South West & Coast - Camborne

+44 1209 831111

2828

Set amid beautiful rolling hills in the heart of Cornwall, Carvynick is comprised of 31 cottages built around the central courtyard of a 17th century grade II listed farmhouse with its own pub. The resort sits among 20 acres of idyllic countryside, with views to the coast 10km away, where there’s surfing, fishing, sailing, and spectacular cliff walks. The resort has its own five hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, solarium and badminton. Accommodation is in one bedroom villas, two bedroom cottages or two bedroom houses sleeping up to 7. All have a modern fully fitted kitchen with oven and microwave, as well as either a balcony or patio.

Set in the landscaped grounds and woodlands of an old manor house in the heart of the Cornish countryside, Clowance is a real home from home, with luxurious amenities. The secluded lodges and coach houses, patio homes and golf view apartments are well equipped and complemented by recreation facilities including a leisure and sports centre, gym, lake, tennis courts, playground, putting green and nine hole 18 tee, par 65 golf course. The Country Club has a bar and two restaurants, accessible via stairs, and its one, two and three bedroom units sleep up to 8 and have full kitchens. The resort is the perfect base to discover western Cornwall, offering easy access to Land’s End, St. Ives, Penzance and more.

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Sauna

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi

13


Perran View Holiday Village South West & Coast - St. Agnes

+44 1872 552623

Tregenna Country Club South West & Coast - St. Ives

+44 1736 795254

3576

Its central Cornwall location and proximity to the old world villages of St. Agnes and Perranporth, with its miles of surf beach, makes Perran View Holiday Village an ideal touring base. Popular Cornish seaside resorts such as Newquay, St. Ives and Falmouth are all within driving distance. The resort’s onsite amenities include tennis and putting and a club with indoor heated pool, sauna, bar, games, video and other entertainment. Accommodation is in two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, and all have full kitchens including dishwasher. Leashed pets are allowed, but please contact the resort to confirm prior to arrival, and one unit is suitable for the disabled but only if accompanied by an able bodied person.

Set on top of a hill with spectacular views over St. Ives Bay, Tregenna Country Club is an ideal base for exploring the beaches and attractions of Cornwall, offering easy access to Land’s End, Penzance, Falmouth and more. Onsite leisure facilities include a 14 hole short golf course and leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, while nearby attractions include St. Ives Tate Gallery, local craft shops and art galleries. The resort’s small but fully equipped terraced coach house apartments are adjacent to the Tregenna Castle Hotel and guests have the use of all hotel facilities. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens including dishwasher.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Sauna, Restaurant

Trenython Manor and Country Club South West & Coast - Tywardreath

+44 1726 814797

0629

Trewince Manor South West & Coast - Portscatho

+44 1872 580289

3943

Set in 25 acres of ground and woodland overlooking St. Austell Bay, the peaceful resort of Trenython Manor and Country Club is perfect for a getaway holiday. It is also idyllically located to discover the delights of Cornwall, from traditional fishing villages and coastal towns to contemporary attractions like the Eden Project. The resort has its own restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, and is also a good base for walking with coastal footpaths nearby and the beach a short distance away. Accommodation is in luxurious one and two bedroom lodges sleeping 4-6, with full kitchen facilities.

Trewince Manor is on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, an area of outstanding natural beauty and ideal for lovers of the outdoors, peace and tranquillity. Walkers will enjoy the stunning scenery from the west coast footpaths where you can access lovely sandy coves and unspoilt beaches. There are also a number of pretty local fishing villages whose traditional inns have local seafood on the menus. You can also take the historic ferry from St. Mawes to Falmouth to discover western Cornwall. The resort’s three bedroom timber lodges sleep up to 6, and all have a full kitchen with dishwasher. The resort’s onsite amenities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Fitness centre, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Trelowarren South West & Coast - Mawgan

14

2529

+44 1326 221224

6424

Tresco South West & Coast - Isles of Scilly

+44 1720 422849

0591

Lying at the heart of The Lizard, Cornwall’s most southerly peninsula and an area of outstanding natural beauty, Trelowarren is a traditional, privately owned estate in 1,000 acres of woodland and farmland, situated between the Goonhilly Downs and the Helford River. Idyllic beaches and kilometres of cliff walks are all within 15 minutes’ drive. The resort is a Cornish Manor house with walled gardens and orchards, and accommodation is comprised of two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens. Amenities include a swimming pool and award winning restaurant and the resort often holds craft shows.

The exclusive private subtropical island of Tresco is 48km from Land’s End, and is the perfect holiday haven. You’re so far away from the crowds and traffic that cars are banned, and the only sound you’ll hear is birdsong. You might see seals and dolphins swimming in the seas as you explore the stunning coastline of silver sand and sheltered coves. The island is also home to subtropical plants, caves and ruined castles, and a warm Gulf Stream climate. Accommodation comprises three and four bedroom converted period cottages in rural and beach settings, all with full kitchens and some with fireplaces.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Childcare

Beach, Heated swimming pool, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Sauna


Isle of Man and the Channel Islands Small but with much character, the Isle of Man has 10,000 years of history, rich bird and marine life and great sporting events like the annual TT Races. It’s an island full of old churches, medieval castles, coastal forts and Celtic and Viking stone crosses. The Channel Islands have some of the best weather in the UK. Jersey is renowned for its quality food, from Michelin starred chefs

Cherry Orchard Timeshare Isle of Man - Port Erin

+44 1624 833811

1113

to tasty seafood and Jersey cream. Visitors to Guernsey can enjoy walks along cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on its beaches. Pictured clockwise from top left: Street scene in Peel in the Isle of Man; Mont Orgueil Castle looks down on the Jersey town of Gorey; a herd of Jersey cows; Le Petit Port in Moulin Houet Bay, Guernsey

La Grande Mare Golf & Country Club Guernsey - Vazon Bay

+44 1481 256576

0906

Set back in the town but within easy reach of the south coast village of Port Erin and its attractions and beautiful sandy beach, Cherry Orchard Timeshare is an ideal base from which to explore the Isle of Man, including its spectacular coastline and numerous historic sites. Walking and cycling enthusiasts will love the breathtaking views along the region’s many coastal paths, and other attractions include fishing, boating, watersports and cultural pursuits. The resort has a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, coffee lounge and children’s play area, while all its modern one and two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6 and offer home comforts and full kitchens.

La Grande Mare Golf & Country Club is situated right on the beach in 110 acres of grounds in sunny Guernsey, and is ideal for trips to Herm, Sark, Alderney, Jersey or the French coast. Picturesque St. Peter Port and other delightful bays are within easy reach, as well as popular attractions such as The Little Chapel, Hauteville House and Vazon Bay. The resort offers a host of onsite facilities, including golf, tennis and an indoor health suite including swimming pool. Accommodation is in hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchen, studio units for 2 that have a fridge, toaster and coffee maker, and one and two bedroom suites sleeping up to 6, some with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Games room, Car rental

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Golf, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Lake, Fishing

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Scotland Nature is at home in Scotland. From rugged hills to fertile glens and vivid lochs, it’s an enchanting landscape. It’s where birds of prey hang on thermals and puffins huddle on rocks as seals play in the surf above the wild Atlantic Ocean.

In the Scottish Highlands and Islands time is of little significance as you discover communities where traditions have been handed down over generations. In winter the Highlands has world class skiing, while the presence of reindeer and the Northern Lights might make you think you’ve travelled even further north.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs – a beautiful adventure playground with cascading waterfalls where fishing and boating are among a wealth of activities.

Head to the Isle of Skye to discover tiny villages and enjoy brisk walks across the Five Sisters of Kintail and high up Cuillin Ridge. These striking peaks typify Scotland’s dramatic offerings.

But Scotland isn’t all about countryside – cities like Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee and Aberdeen all buzz with life and culture, and Edinburgh is home to some of the world’s biggest and best arts festivals, including the Fringe which takes place every August.

The country has a number of national parks with forests and evocative lochs – such as

Scotland is special for golfers too with championship and links courses offering some of the most spectacular coastal views.

Pictured clockwise from top: Eilean Donan Castle; Frederick Street overlooking the Firth of Forth in Edinburgh; a Scottish marching band; the William Wallace Monument in Aberdeen; Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Spean Bridge

Kilmelford Alexandria Isle of Arran

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Macdonald Lochanhully Resort Carrbridge

+44 1479 841234

1674

Great Glen Water Park Club Spean Bridge

+44 1809 501381

1902

Macdonald Lochanhully Resort offers the perfect getaway where you can explore the local area, take part in a variety of activities from skiing to horse riding, golf (guests enjoy special rates at Macdonald Dalfaber and Spey Valley Championship golf course) to watersports at the beach. For lovers of retail therapy, there are upscale shopping venues at Highland, just 1.5 km away, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren. You can also relax onsite, as the resort’s extensive facilities include indoor pool, spa, sauna and steam room, games room, gym, tennis courts, fishing lake, restaurant and live entertainment. The resort’s studio, one and two bedroom chalets sleep 2-6, and all have partial kitchens.

On the shores of Loch Oich and Loch Lochy and surrounded by breathtaking scenery, Great Glen Water Park offers a relaxing or exciting holiday, with a selection of historic and cultural attractions nearby as well as a variety of watersports onsite, including whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and snorkelling. Other activities include fencing, tennis, swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, bar and restaurant. Nearby conveniences include car rental and grocery store. All of the resort’s two bedroom units sleep up to 6 and include full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Lake, Fishing, Sauna, Steam room, Games room

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Lake, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Scandinavian Village Aviemore

+44 1479 810500

0701

Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club Aviemore

+44 1479 811244

1848

Located in the Cairngorms National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the rugged Highlands of Scotland, Scandinavian Village is just ten minutes’ walk from the heart of the popular town of Aviemore and its pubs, restaurants, grocery stores and train station. The area offers a variety of exciting holiday options, from skiing, snowboarding and ice climbing in the winter to golf, fishing, rock climbing and rafting in the summer. There’s something of interest for all ages, including a year-round programme of festivals and events. The resort consists of one bedroom apartments and two bedroom villas, the apartments sleep 4, the villas 6 people. There is a leisure centre close by that guests can use for a fee.

The apartments of Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club are set in acres of mature woodland on the banks of the River Spey, against the rugged mountain backdrop of the Cairngorms. The year round sports mecca of Aviemore and its ski slopes are close by and a variety of Scotland’s attractions are within easy reach, including Inverness and Loch Ness. Onsite attractions include a nine hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis, badminton, children’s playground, gym, whirlpool bath and sauna. There’s also a restaurant and bar with live entertainment. The resort’s one, two and three bedroom apartments sleep 2-8 and all units have either a full kitchen or kitchenette.

Laundry facilities, Film rental

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Fishing, Games room

Hilton Coylumbridge Aviemore

+44 1479 813066

0571

Set on a 65 acre woodland estate in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, Hilton Coylumbridge is the perfect setting for your adventurous holiday any time of year. Options include skiing in Aviemore in the winter, hiking and exploring the mountains, rivers and lakes or staying onsite to relax in the Grant Room restaurant, soak in the swimming pool or sauna, play tennis or enjoy the funhouse with the children. You can also pamper yourself in the spa or sip a whisky in the Woodshed Bar. Accommodation at Hilton Coylumbridge is in spacious two and three bedroom units sleeping 6-8, all with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Tennis, Restaurant

Macdonald Craigellachie Chalets Aviemore

+44 1479 811244

3845

A Scottish holiday is unique in style and adventure, and the Macdonald Craigellachie Chalets are the perfect base, close to the River Spey, and overlooked by the majestic Cairngorms. Visit Inverness and the famous Loch Ness, and take in an amazing range of landscapes from rolling hills to breathtaking peaks to rugged coastlines. Onsite amenities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor tennis and nine hole golf course, live entertainment and a restaurant. The Scandinavian style chalets mix luxury with convenience, and comprise one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens and spacious living areas. Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Fishing, Games room, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

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Hilton Coylumbridge Alpine Lodges Aviemore

+44 1479 813066

A845

+44 1339 755858

Ballater

1003

Located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, Hilton Coylumbridge gives visitors a chance to relax and unwind or take part in a variety of sporting pursuits. Explore the beauty of the local area at your leisure or enjoy nearby activities such as golf, fishing, skiing, sailing and clay pigeon shooting (lessons can be arranged). The natural beauty of Cairngorms National Park is nearby and the city of Inverness, known as ‘the capital of the Highlands’, is within easy driving distance. The resort is set in 65 acres of grounds and facilities include two indoor heated pools, tennis courts, archery and a choice of restaurants and bars. The luxurious Scandinavian style lodges all have two bedrooms sleeping up to 6, and feature full kitchens.

Located in the Cairngorms National Park just 13km from the famous Balmoral Castle, Hilton Craigendarroch is the perfect location for your stay in Deeside. With two onsite restaurants and a health spa, the hotel has all the facilities you need to make your stay as relaxing or exciting as possible. Staff can assist in organising activities such as scenic walking, golf or skiing to castle visits and whisky tasting sessions. Onsite amenities include pool, fitness centre, tennis and squash courts, while the resort’s stunning open plan rooms are a home from home. The studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleep 2-8 and all have full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Restaurant

Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Moness Country Club Aberfeldy

+44 1887 820446

1585

Set on 35 acres in the Scottish countryside, Moness Country Club offers an ideal location for touring the region, golfing the Scottish greens or heading out to visit area attractions such as Dewar’s World of Whisky, or area villages including Aberfeldy, Pitlochry and Crieff. You can also stay onsite to enjoy breathtaking scenery and make the most of the resort’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, steam room, spa, sauna, games room, badminton and squash courts and nine hole mini putting green which is open during the summer months. Accommodation takes the form of hotel rooms and luxury one and two bedroom cottages sleeping up to 6, all with full kitchens.

The Kenmore Club Kenmore

+44 1887 830555

Hilton Dunkeld Dunkeld

+44 1350 727243

1964

Situated in the grounds of a magnificent 280 acre estate, Hilton Dunkeld is the perfect place to escape to, or explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands. The resort is located a short distance from the estate’s private stretch of the River Tay, on which guests have fishing rights, and its extensive onsite facilities include a heated indoor pool, all weather tennis courts and an indoor leisure complex. The resort can arrange 4x4 driving and quad bike hire, and there is a courtesy bus service to and from Dunkeld. Accommodation comprises two bedroom lodges sleeping 6, all tastefully furnished and featuring full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Archery, Playground

Indoor swimming pool, Games room, Spa, Restaurant

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Hilton Craigendarroch

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Kilconquhar Estate and Country Club Fife

+44 1333 340501

0493

Set in the historic gardens of Taymouth Castle on the shores of Loch Tay, The Kenmore Club consists of detached houses designed to blend with the 18th century architecture of Kenmore Village. The resort has a small pavilion with indoor pool and in the area you can enjoy salmon fishing, golf, sailing and a variety of watersports and walks among the awe inspiring Scottish Highlands. There is a bar and restaurant onsite, and more in the village of Kenmore. The resort’s units comprise one, two and three bedroom detached houses for 6 or 8 people, all with balconies (some with views over the loch), full kitchens and some with spa baths.

Dating from the 16th century, Kilconquhar Estate offers a superb combination of peace and privacy with plenty of local attractions. You can visit the beautiful beaches, historic castles, picturesque villages and golf courses of Fife, as well as brush up on your stroke at the resort’s driving range or putting greens. Then how about a round at nearby St. Andrew’s Old Course, the mecca for golfers, or a trip to the exciting city of Edinburgh, only an hour away. Onsite you can play tennis or enjoy a horse ride through the estate. There’s also a fitness centre, games hall and a kid’s club for younger guests. The resort’s one, two, three and four bedroom units sleep up to 8, most with full kitchens. The Garden unit has a mini kitchen.

Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Squash, Horse riding, Games room


Melfort Village Kilmelford

+44 1852 200257

0974

The Edinburgh Residence Edinburgh

+44 131 226 3380

4264

The charming hamlet of Melfort Village near Oban, Argyll, is made up of picturesque cottages set amid dazzling scenery on the west coast of Scotland, with its breathtaking hills, islands and waterways. Holiday activities include dolphin watching, scuba diving, sailing, fishing and hiking, and you can also tour historical buildings, castles and prehistoric sites. The resort’s onsite amenities include an indoor swimming pool with a sauna, gym, games room, tennis court, putting green and playground. You can fish onsite on Loch nan Druimnean, and dine at the excellent village restaurant. The resort’s one, two and three bedroom units sleep 4-8 and boast fully equipped ‘farmhouse’ kitchens.

The Edinburgh Residence is perfectly located in the centre of Scotland’s capital city, 10 minutes’ walk from the main shopping area of Princes Street and within easy reach of a range of attractions including theatres, museums, galleries and the stunning Edinburgh Castle. One of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities, Edinburgh is home to a fine selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment. It also hosts a wide range of festivals every year, including the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo, both in August. Units at The Edinburgh Residence comprise hotel, studio and one bedroom suites for 2-4 but have no kitchen facilities. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Horse riding, Sauna

Restaurant, Laundry facilities, Room service, Car rental

Cameron House Alexandria

+44 1389 759906

2416

Auchrannie Country Club Isle of Arran

+44 1770 302234

2741

With a stunning setting on the shores of Loch Lomond in Dunbartonshire, Cameron House offers much more than water based activities. You can enjoy pleasure boating or active watersports such as sailing, fishing or swimming, but there’s also the scenic valley and highlands to explore including historic sites such as Dumbarton Castle. There’s plenty more onsite, including a championship golf course and the superb restaurants, leisure club and spa of the five star Cameron House Hotel. Accommodation is in luxurious one to four bedroom lodges that sleep up to 8, and have full kitchens, monsoon showers and full glass window walls overlooking the loch.

Set on the beautiful Isle of Arran, often described as ‘Scotland in miniature’, Auchrannie Country Club is the perfect holiday escape, with beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities and a variety of recreational pursuits. There is a wide choice of quality onsite dining at the Auchrannie Hotel and Auchrannie Spa Resort, and guests have complimentary use of the excellent hotel swimming and leisure facilities. The superb leisure, health and beauty attractions of the new Auchrannie Spa Resort are also available on a dayvisitor basis. Accommodation comprises luxurious country club lodges, that have two and three bedrooms sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Lake, Fishing, Games room, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Salon

Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa Aberfoyle

+44 870 1942105

0324

TRUST THE EXPERTS!

The Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa near Aberfoyle is just a short trip from Glasgow and Edinburgh and combines stunning scenery with the finest of facilities. Here you can enjoy the putting green or a game of tennis or croquet, while the resort’s leisure centre boasts a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, fitness centre and billiard room. In warmer months nearby Lochside Marina offers boating, canoeing and windsurfing. The resort comprises one, two and three bedroom accommodation sleeping up to 8. All units have full kitchens and many feature balconies with stunning views across Loch Ard to the Trossachs.

PIONEERS OF EXCHANGE HOLIDAYS SINCE

1974

Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Windsurfing, Tennis, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

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Wales The Welsh are renowned for their melodic male voice choirs and the country itself is a delightful melody peaked by statuesque mountains.

Although a small country, Wales has a diverse and dramatic landscape – its countryside sublimely beautiful and easily accessible. It has five areas of outstanding natural beauty, including Anglesey, Clwydian Range, Gower Peninsula and the Wye Valley, and three national parks – Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast.

sea. Its coast is a mix of golden sand beaches, craggy cliffs and traditional towns, with resorts like Llandudno, Aberystwyth and Tenby playing host to the very best in British seaside breaks. Off shore its waters are home to dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks, Atlantic grey seals and leatherback turtles – luring nature lovers out on wildlife spotting tours.

Wales is a paradise for those that love the outdoors – a perfect destination for walking, cycling, surfing, mountain biking, canoeing, sea kayaking, horse riding and fishing.

There’s much to admire inland too, such as historic Llanidloes, in Powys, the first town on the River Severn with a Tudor market hall, and just north, Llanfyllin close to picturesque Lake Vyrnwy.

Wherever you are in the country, you’re never far from a verdant valley or even the

Wales’ rich history can be traced through the steadfast structures of its medieval

Pictured clockwise from top: Porth Ceiriad Beach near Abersoch in Gwynedd; Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire; Tenby harbour; a stunning viewpoint in the Brecon Beacons; steam train in Snowdonia

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castles to the Industrial Revolution, forged on its mining heritage. And you can visit one of more than 100 castles and take guided trips down former mines.

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The Dyserth Falls Resort Rhyl

+44 1745 570078

2255

Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort Machynlleth

+44 1654 791631

1846

Located on the north west coast of North Wales, Dyserth Falls Resort makes for the perfect holiday or short break with top class facilities. The resort offers easy access to Snowdonia National Park, offering over 2,000 square kilometres of beautiful countryside and the popular Victorian seafront town of Llandudno. Dyserth Falls has quality facilities including a leisure complex with indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fully equipped gym, restaurant and live entertainment at weekends. Accommodation takes the form of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6 with partial or full kitchens.

An 18th Century Georgian manor house sits at the helm of Plas Talgarth, a resort set in 64 acres of countryside, nestled in the lovely valley of the River Dyfi at the southern tip of Snowdonia National Park. Outdoor activities such as waterskiing, windsurfing, boating, fishing, golf and horse riding are all available within 10km of the resort. Or you can relax onsite and enjoy an array of amenities such as the resort’s pub or dine at the Dyfi View restaurant. Facilities include a spa, swimming pool, children’s pool, health club, squash court, tennis, pitch and putt, sauna and Jacuzzi. Accommodation ranges from studio to three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, with either a full or partial kitchen and a terrace or balcony.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Cwm Chwefru Country Cottages Builth Wells

+44 1597 860447

2035

The Pantglas Owners Club Carmarthen

+44 1558 668751

1630

In Powys in the heart of Wales, Cwm Chwefru Country Cottages are set in a secluded valley surrounded by fields and forests. Here you can take a walk in the country, do some bird watching or explore the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and the many other beautiful areas of Wales, a vibrant place for discovering history, culture and the great outdoors. The resort’s onsite facilities include a bar, fishing lake, indoor pool, sauna and solarium. There is also a games room, playground, tennis court and snack bar. The cottages are attractively furnished in country style, with a choice of studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, with full kitchen facilities.

Pantglas in western Wales offers the ideal place to get back to nature, with wild fowl centres, country parks, lakes and botanical gardens all nearby, and the Pembrokeshire and Brecon Beacons National Parks just a short drive away. The resort is made up of Scandinavian style lodges accommodating 2-8 people, all with full kitchens. Each of the lodges can be adapted for wheelchair access and one is fully wheelchair accessible. A Victorian walled garden at the resort houses an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, two tennis courts, children’s playground and a five-a-side football pitch. Other onsite amenities include gym, solarium, sauna, licensed restaurant, coffee shop and bar.

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Lake, Fishing, Sauna, Games room

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Lake, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Haven Court Haverfordwest

+44 1437 781264

1766

St. David’s Vacation Club St. David’s

+44 1437 720704

0835

Nestled in a wooded valley in the picturesque village of Little Haven and walking distance from the beach, the family friendly resort of Haven Court makes for a perfect break in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The region has a rich historical heritage, as well as a wide variety of activities ranging from walking to bird watching to windsurfing. The resort gives easy access to each, and is also just a few minutes’ walk from the harbour and local pub. Horseback riding is close by and golf, tennis, and squash are available about 10km away. Haven Court is comprised of two and three bedroom apartments that sleep up to 8, with full kitchens.

Located on the western tip of the Pembrokeshire peninsula in the ancient city of St. David’s, the smallest city in the UK, this traditional resort really is a place to get away from it all. The area combines coast, countryside and historic attractions, and St. David’s Vacation Club is the perfect base from which to explore them. There is a swimming pool nearby and activities also available within 3km include sea fishing and golf. The resort’s one, two and three bedroom units sleep up to 8 and are arranged around a secluded courtyard where there is also a food and wine shop. All the units have kitchens equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and iron.

Pool table, Laundry facilities, Film rental

Full kitchen facilities, Shop

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Ireland

“When Irish eyes are smiling,” goes the old song and yours will too when you feast them on the Emerald Isle.

Whether you head to the cities, countryside, coast or the island’s hinterland, Ireland will overwhelm your senses with a Gaelic welcome. The capital city Dublin is steeped in history, yet pulsates with modernity. Whether you want to see the 9th century Book of Kells at Trinity College, visit Phoenix Park or enjoy the craic in one of Temple Bar lively venues, the city has plenty to keep you entertained. From Donegal to Cork, County Clare to County Wicklow, Ireland is spoilt with rolling mountains, picture postcard villages, scenic lakes and rivers, lush green valleys and plummeting cliffs. All contribute to the intricate tapestry of the country’s impressive landscape. Among its highlights is the Ring of Kerry tracing the coastline of the Iveragh

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Peninsula, the Limerick garden trail – taking in six of the most colourful gardens in the region – and Waterford’s peerless Comeragh Mountains, a fantastic location for cycling, climbing and hiking. Across the perfect green of the Emerald Isle, villages dot the pleasant countryside, amid rolling hillsides where streams rush by. There’s also castles, mansions and gardens to explore.

Pictured clockwise from top: the coastline of Connemara; Adare Manor in County Limerick; Upper Lake in Glendalough Scenic Park in County Wicklow; cottage in Aran Island; Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin

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A more relaxed option is to rejuvenate in one of the many quality spas and wellness centres across the country. But wherever you go be sure to take in traditional Irish pub culture, where as long as two people gather in song, a party will surely follow.

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Connemara Country Cottages Recess

+353 91 552514

0385

Galway Bay Cottages Galway

1685

+353 91 592491

Situated on a hillside in a remote and beautiful area, Connemara Country Cottages is a perfect getaway retreat as well as base to discover this unspoilt corner of Europe. The area attracts people who want peace and quiet, and is a nature lover’s paradise, offering a variety of natural habitats in a small area, sea, rivers, mountains and woodlands. The two and three bedroom cottages sleep up to 8 and have full kitchens, though if you want to eat out there are a number of pubs and restaurants nearby. The lively city of Galway, known as the cultural heart of Ireland, is about 35km away and hosts a variety of festivals and live events throughout the year, including the Galway Arts Festival in July.

The Galway Bay Cottages are located in the picturesque village of Barna, about 5km from the centre of Galway city, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist spots. One of the most unspoilt regions of Europe, the beauty of the area is legendary, perfect for exploring at a leisurely pace, whether you are enjoying the wonderful scenery or checking out local restaurants and bars. The vibrant city of Galway also hosts a variety of live events and shows. The peaceful resort makes the perfect base, with all its cottages furnished in the local style and featuring traditional open fireplaces. The two and three bedroom cottages sleep up to 6 and have full kitchens.

Sauna, Full kitchen facilities

Laundry facilities, Full kitchen facilities

Clare Resorts at East Clare Golf Village Bodyke

+353 61 640694

8589

Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes Killiney

0513

+353 1 2305400

Clare Resorts at East Clare Golf Village is set in the unspoilt beauty of County Clare, and is the perfect spot to tour the many delights of Ireland, from historic towns and villages to stunning hills, lakes and countryside. You can also enjoy scenic hikes, watersports on a number of lakes and tours of historic castles and landmarks. The resort has its own championship golf course and you can enjoy the fine fare of the onsite restaurant or relax in the comfortable rooms or at the nearby Coolreagh House, which has been restored to its original Georgian style. The resort’s one to three bedroom villas sleep up to 6 and all have patios, full kitchens and spacious bedrooms with plenty of living area.

Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes are adjacent to the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, with an 18th century castle, the beauty of Dublin Bay, the majesty of the Wicklow Mountains and all the charm of Ireland on your doorstep. When not out exploring the country, you can take advantage of the beautiful indoor pool and fitness centre in the hotel, which also has two restaurants and offers easy access to local countryside walks and seaside attractions. Accommodation is in one or two bedroom units furnished to a high standard and have full kitchens. Some apartments have a balcony with a view of either the sea or the landscaped gardens.

Golf, Golf driving range, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Steam room, Car rental

Waterville

+353 87 9560169

4813

Beautifully located in Waterville on the Ring of Kerry, surrounded by mountains and overlooking Ballinskellings Bay, The Huntsman Club is an ideal base to explore the south west of Ireland. Golf is available at the 18 hole championship Waterville Links nearby, while the town of Killarney offers a variety of shopping and tourist attractions. Also worth a visit are Killarney National Park, the Lakes of Killarney and Muckross House and Gardens. The resort’s one bedroom apartments sleep 4 and all have TV, telephone, full kitchens, sauna and Jacuzzi bath. There are a variety of pubs and restaurants in the area, and the Huntsman Restaurant offers lunch and dinner, and the bar serves food all day. Specialties are seafood and local game.

Beach, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

We like the flexibility of the points system. We were able to take our friends on a two week holiday to Florida in luxury accommodation in the Orange Lake Resort.

The Huntsman Club

Mr & Mrs Lockwood, April 2011

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France As diverse as it is beautiful, France promises much and always delivers. It’s a country for all tastes – after all the French are known to have a natural joie de vivre and savoir faire.


NETHERLANDS

Foodies need look no further, nature lovers have a year round destination, beach and sun worshippers are spoilt for choice, walkers and outdoor enthusiasts have the Alps and Pyrenees, those seeking rural relaxation have Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and Dordogne to name but a few. And for couples? Well, this is the home of romance.

BE LGIUM Lille

LUXEMBOURG

Brest Bretagne

Connelles

Charles de Gaulle

Paris

Vincennes

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France’s gloriously long coastline takes in Charente and Vendée with 160 kilometres of sandy beaches backed by pine forests. Inland, you’ll find expansive vineyards, great restaurants and the renowned theme parks of Puy du Fou and Futuroscope. The area also has many towns which have preserved their old world charm, with narrow, cobbled streets and a host of unusual buildings. One example is Cognac, which lends its name to one of the world’s leading brandies, and here you can watch it being distilled. In the south, Languedoc-Roussillon borders the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees. The area has spectacular beaches, the Camargue and Cevennes wildlife reserves, delectable mountain views intertwined with rivers and lakes, and castle crowned towns playing host to thermal springs and spas. But it is also a region rich in prehistory where you can see dinosaur bones and eggs, and even prehistoric human remains.

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Nantes-Atlantique

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Ars en Ré

Randan

Megève Grenoble-Saint Geoirs

Bordeaux Gavaudun

Bidart

Saint Paulien

Biarritz-Anglet -Bayonne Urrugne

Chamrousse

Le Chambon Sur Lignon

Biarritz

Val d'Isère Val Thorens

Toulouse-Blagnac

MarseilleProvence Aix-en-Provence

ANDORRA Banyuls-sur-Mer

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Figanières Hyères St.-Tropez St.-Raphaël

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Nice-Côte d'Azur

Pérols

Alenya

Orelle

Isola

Gréoux les Bains

Canet en Roussillon

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Le Praz de Lys

Lyon-Saint Exupéry

Lacanau

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Nice Villeneuve-Loubet

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The Dordogne is home to more than 1,500 castles, including Château des Milandes in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle where entertainer Josephine Baker once lived. Even more impressive are Château Monbazillac, Château Lanquais and Château Bannes. On the Dordogne River, the old town of Bergerac has lovely medieval half timbered streets leading to quaint squares humming with open air cafés.

Pictured left to right: Bridge in Nyons in the Rhone-Alps; cycling in the French Alps; the lovely seafront at Nice

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Bergerac is an important area for wine and the beautiful 12th century cloister housing Maison de Vins de Bergerac has an excellent wine exhibition. One of France’s most striking regions, Provence has a serenity as well as array of attractions to delight all visitors. Here medieval villages huddle among fields of lavender and meadows sit at the base of towering mountains. Once again, history plays its part in its landscape. Avignon is a beautifully preserved medieval town surrounded by original fortified walls that sits on the River Rhône. The old town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue also makes a lovely day out. The ‘Venice of Provence’ is a maze of canals and river branches dotted by giant plane trees, water wheels, antique shops and markets. The capital Paris is also packed full of fascinating history and landmarks that are familiar the world over, including the iconic Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées. All are must-sees on any visit, but for a taste of the real Paris, take a detour down one of its side streets to watch the world go by from one of its many cafés and bars.

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Château Country Club de Tredion North - Elven

+33 2 97671237

2159

Set within a 14th and 19th century château built on nearly 50 acres of parkland in southern Brittany about 20km from the Gulf of Morbihan, this resort is a great place to escape as well as a good base from which to explore the local area. Nearby attractions include the medieval city of Vannes with its old city walls, yachting harbour, pedestrian areas and shops. The historic city of Rennes, the capital of Brittany, is within driving distance. Facilities at the château include an excellent lounge and a billiard room, and there’s a swimming pool (open JuneSept) and tennis court on the grounds. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-8, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Billiards

La Résidence Normande North - Connelles

+33 2 32637200

2572

In the heart of a wooded park set in three acres of gardens, La Résidence Normande is ideal for those in search of peace and quiet, and is a good base to explore the area (a car is essential). Attractions within driving distance include the beaches and museums of Normandy, the Bayeux Tapestry, Monet’s Museum, and Paris is about 120km away. The small resort is an easy walk from the elegant 4 star hotel Le Moulin De Connelles, where you can enjoy the Gastronome Restaurant, while on the ‘island’ the park includes a heated outdoor pool (summer only) and small rowing boats on the river. The resort’s studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-6 and include partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Royal Regency North - Vincennes

+33 1 49571200

3068

• Conquer Europe’s highest sand dune, the Dune du Pilat, near Arcachon, close to Bordeaux. It’s 108 metres high. • Discover the history of Avignon’s Palais des Papes, home to the Pope from 1309-1377. • Paris is a train ride from most cities. While there try a communal table, a very social dining experience.

Located in Vincennes, on the outskirts of Paris, Royal Regency is a short walk from Le Bois de Vincennes, the largest park in Paris, and offers easy access into the centre of Paris by Metro and to Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) by RER express train, both stations are just 20 minutes’ walk away. The resort itself is surrounded by gardens and consists of two different buildings with spacious accommodation, a residential lounge and sauna. Units range from studios to three bedrooms sleeping 2-8, with a contemporary bathroom, well equipped kitchen and living space with TV and DVD player. Most units have a balcony.

Sauna, Parking, Lounge

26


Château de Maulmont Central - Randan

+33 4 70591495

3483

Le Parc De Saint Paulien Central - Saint Paulien

+33 3 84252619

A957

Located in the small village of Randan 12km from Vichy, Château de Maulmont offers visitors a holiday in a gracious setting with a variety of activities nearby, including one of France’s most famous 18 hole golf courses in Vichy. Situated on a hill in 20 acres of ancient forest, the château was built in 1830 and is surrounded by countryside with views across the Allier Valley and Bourdonnais Mountains. The area is popular with walkers, especially Massif Central, a mountainous region that features a chain of volcanic peaks including the Puy de Dôme. Onsite facilities include a bar, restaurant and an indoor pool and sauna. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Lovers of nature, culture and sport are well catered for at this resort, which is 10km from Le Puy en Velay in a region that offers a variety of activities including mountain biking, hiking, horse riding and golf. Le Parc De Saint Paulien is part of a complex comprising a waterpark, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, squash courts and tennis courts, and nearby you can enjoy a pond, Zen gardens and playground. There is a restaurant onsite, and many more in the area. Further afield you can discover the well-known cities of Sainte-Étienne and Lyon. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedrooms sleeping 2-8, with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Fishing

Swimming pool, Sauna, Games room

Domaine de Chanteoiseau Central - Le Chambon Sur Lignon

+33 672 631193

A955

Thalacap Ile de Ré West - Ars en Ré

+33 5 46291000

7434

Set in the rolling forests of the beautiful region of Auvergne, this resort offers a wide variety of holiday options including the chance to enjoy natural landscapes and historical sights, as well as activities such as golf, tennis, horse riding and squash. Water skiing and fishing are popular on Lac Devesset, while the nearby town offers shopping, fine restaurants, a casino, grocery store, health club and more. The resort’s amenities include exercise equipment, sauna and games room, while the spacious, stylish apartments with contemporary furniture are ideal for relaxing. The one and two bedroom units sleep up to 6 and every apartment has a full kitchen.

Located in the little quiet village of Ars en Ré, Thalacap Ile De Ré is a Thalassotherapy centre offering a variety of treatments at special rates for RCI guests. Away from the resort you can explore nearby attractions including Le Phare des Baleines, a magnificent 19th century lighthouse, Saint Martin de Ré and the salt pans. The resort is comprised of hotel rooms and studio apartments sleeping 2-4. There are no kitchen facilities but there is a bar and restaurant onsite. A course of Thalassotherapy treatment is compulsory for at least one person per unit, per week and consists of four treatments a day.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Steam room, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Domaine de Gavaudun West - Gavaudun

+33 5 53362190

4195

Le Domaine de l’Ardilouse West - Lacanau

+33 5 57700305

3831

Perfect for peace and quiet, Domaine de Gavaudun is located in 86 acres of landscaped grounds in the south Perigord region, famous for its gastronomy and historical sites. Here you can visit castles, prehistoric caves and medieval cities such as Bastides. The resort’s onsite amenities including a bar, swimming pool, and tennis are located in and around a restored 18th century farm and are open from April to October. The outdoor non heated swimming pool, bar and restaurant are open from mid June to mid September. Domaine de Gavaudun’s villas comprise one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

The prime wine growing area of Bordeaux is home to Le Domaine de L’Ardilouse, a beautiful resort set in 370 acres, with an international standard tournament 18 hole golf course onsite. The resort is less than 3km from the coast and is an ideal base for exploring the area, which includes lovely coastline, nature reserves, and the historic town of Bordeaux and sampling the excellent wines and cuisine of the area. A bar and restaurant are located in the Hotel du Golf, and other local amenities include three more golf courses, a health club, horse riding, squash, casino and surfing. The resort comprises one and two bedroom villas sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Playground

Golf, Parking

27


Résidence Mer & Golf Eugenie West - Biarritz

+33 5 59010300

Résidence Mer & Golf Ilbarritz West - Bidart

+33 5 59414400

6318

Located in Biarritz, the Mer & Golf resort is the perfect place to discover and visit the Pays Basque coast. Here you can enjoy the nearby sandy beaches and watersports, visit Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, or play golf on one of the numerous courses in the area. Thalassotherapy sessions are available at Biarritz, and the pedestrianised town centre is also home to lots of shops, bars and restaurants. The resort’s onsite amenities include tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool that is open from June to September. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with a full bathroom, partial kitchen and balcony.

In Bidart, near the beach, Residence Mer & Golf Ilbarritz resort is located on the Ilbarritz golf course and is the perfect base to discover the Pays-Basque coast. In addition to the attractions and watersports of the nearby sandy beaches, you can enjoy a visit to Saint-Jean-de-Luz or historic Biarritz with its lovely coastline, surfing beaches, shops and restaurants. Thalassotherapy treatments are available not far from the resort, golfers will find numerous courses in the area, and the resort also has its own swimming pool. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full bathrooms and partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis

Résidence Fort Socoa West - Urrugne

+33 5 59476700

4258

Maeva Clubhotel Les Mouflons II Alps - Le Praz de Lys

+33 4 50966100

2400

Located near Saint-Jean-de-Luz near the beaches and Le Fort de Socoa, this resort is the perfect place to discover the Pays Basque coast. From Socoa you can visit Biarritz, play golf on one of the area’s numerous golf courses or book a Thalassotherapy session in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Alternatively you can relax and enjoy the local beaches and watersports. The resort also has its own swimming pool, which is open from April to October. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all of which are simply furnished and have partial kitchens. If you want to explore further afield, the cities of San Sebastian and Pamplona across the border in Spain are within driving distance.

Cross country skiing is the main attraction for resorts Les Mouflons 1500 and Les Mouflons II, both located at the ski centre of Le Praz de Lys in Haute Savoie. More than 80km of cross country trails are open in the surrounding area, and downhill ski slopes, with T-bars and cable cars, are less than one kilometre from the resort. In summer, the area is ideal for mountain walks along marked trails, and there are also activities such as hang gliding, swimming, tennis and golf. The resort’s studio units sleep 2-4, all have balconies and come with partial kitchen facilities. There are a number of shops and restaurants nearby that are open during the high season.

Beach, Swimming pool, Children’s activities, Pool table, Laundry facilities

Cross country skiing, Downhill skiing, Games room, Playground

Maeva Clubhotel Megève Mont d’Arbois

Royal Rochebrune

Alps - Megève

28

5202

+33 4 50919400

1509

Alps - Megève

+33 4 50210721

4964

At an altitude of 3,650 feet, Le Mont d’Arbois is set in a fabulous location overlooking the popular winter sports town of Megève in the French Alps. The resort is perfectly located for the nearby ski lifts, and its onsite facilities include a restaurant (half board bookings can be taken) an indoor swimming pool with panoramic views, and pool tables, while outdoor tennis courts are available nearby during the summer. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. Ground floor units have small gardens or terraces, and pets are allowed for a fee.

Royal Rochebrune nestles in the exclusive ski resort of Megève in the French Alps and makes for a great break whatever time of year you visit. In winter you can enjoy downhill skiing on more than 400km of ski slopes, as well as cross country skiing, and summer activities include sightseeing at Chamonix Mont Blanc or sports such as tennis, golf, hiking and climbing. The resort is ideally located next to the ski lift, and its amenities include swimming pool, tennis court (both closed in winter) and restaurant (closed in summer). Accommodation comprises hotel rooms sleeping 2-4 with full bathrooms but no kitchens.

Swimming pool, Games room, Restaurant

Skiing, Ski school, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Tennis, Sauna, Games room


Montana Valbel Alps - Val Thorens

+33 4 79002101

4272

Cela Orelle Alps - Orelle

+33 4 79568782

A481

Montana Valbel is one of three resorts at Village Montana, all of which have direct access to the lifts and pistes of the Three Valleys, the largest ski area in the world. The extensive ski area, which covers Courchevel/La Tania, Meribel, Les Menuires/ Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens, represents more than 595km of ski runs and 200 ski lifts. This is a quiet resort in the middle of the ski station and offers quality two bedroom units sleeping 4, with partial kitchens. Montana Valbel has a variety of amenities including sauna, Jacuzzi and restaurant where half board rates can be arranged.

Located in La Maurienne valley, near the national park of La Vanoise, Cela Orelle offers easy access to the world famous Three Valleys ski area, featuring 595km of ski slopes, but is also a great place to visit all year round. Access to the slopes is via telecabin from the village Orelle to Val Thorens, and the resort’s comfortable apartments and amenities are the perfect way to relax after a day’s skiing. Onsite you’ll find a restaurant, bar and a spa with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. There is a small shop onsite as well as bigger supermarkets in the villages nearby.

Skiing, Ski school, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Spa, Steam room, Sauna

Résidence le Bellevarde Alps - Val d’Isère

+33 4 79062808

1584

Cela Chamrousse Alps - Chamrousse 1650

+33 4 76009063

A480

The Résidence is set high in the Savoie Alps, in Val d’Isère, one of France’s most popular, as well as chic, mountain resorts. In winter, 525km of prepared pistes and 100 lifts provide a paradise for skiers, while summer offers glacier skiing, tennis, mountain biking and walking. The resort is in the centre of the village close to the ski lifts and other amenities, and is built in traditional chalet design, with units furnished in alpine style and south facing balconies. Accommodation is in a choice of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, and each apartment has a dishwasher, microwave, telephone and TV. There are ski lockers on the ground floor.

Located at an altitude of 1,650m, Cela Chamrousse offers fantastic views of this excellent, family friendly ski resort, as well as direct access to nearly 80km of ski slopes. Discounted lift passes and equipment hire are available at the resort. Cela Chamrousse has a variety of amenities to help you relax away from the piste, including a spa with heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, beauty treatments and massages, as well as a restaurant, bar, and a lobby with fireplace. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. The resort is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and an ice rink.

TV, Microwave, Dishwasher, Ski lockers

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Body Treatments, Massage, Sauna, Restaurant

Cela Canet Malibu Village South - Canet en Roussillon

+33 4 68732779

2576

Cela Canet Malibu Premier South - Canet en Roussillon

+33 4 68732779

3731

At the extreme south of France, 11km from Perpignan in the Pyrénées Orientales, sunny Canet en Roussillon has a wonderful climate, rich wildlife, spectacular coastline, beautiful scenery and history, and has long been considered one of the most fascinating areas of Europe. Enjoy miles of sandy beach on the Mediterranean or explore the region’s mountains, rivers and lakes. Malibu Village is comprised of apartment buildings conveniently located in the heart of a pedestrian village and amenities include six swimming pools, plus a childrens’ pool, tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and three restaurants. The resort’s studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-6 and include partial kitchens.

Set among beautiful gardens, Cela Canet Malibu Premier is idyllically located in Languedoc/Roussillon region less than 1.5km from the sea and 40km from the Spanish border. The setting means there are a range of holiday activity options including excursions to the Pyrenees, Carcassonne and wine tasting, all of which can be booked through reception. If you prefer to stay onsite you can enjoy amenities including a superb pool, spa with treatments, restaurant, snack bar, bar, squash and tennis courts. Units comprise studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with full kitchens, heating, telephone and TV.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Restaurant, Entertainment, Games room, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental

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Village Mas Blanc South - Perols

+33 4 67500842

Villa Sevigne South - Gréoux les Bains

+33 4 92780100

4131

Village Mas Blanc is a peaceful resort located in the Languedoc Roussillon area, next to the Camargue and less than 5km from the beach. Set in a quiet, wooded setting near the historical and cultural town of Montpellier, it offers visitors the chance to discover the area and its traditional fishing harbours, seaside resorts, a nature reserve and countryside parks. The resort has its own swimming pool (open from May to September), and a number of its units contain a Jacuzzi bath. All the apartments are ground floor, and comprise studios and two bedroom units, sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

This resort is situated in quiet and pleasant surroundings in the lovely provincial village of Gréoux les Bains, in the heart of the national park of Verdon, 29km from the Gorges du Verdon, home of the famous thermal centre Les Thermes de Gréoux, where Villa Sevigne guests enjoy special rates. The resort’s swimming pool is heated May to September, while nearby amenities include an aqua gym, golf driving range, tennis courts, fitness suite, mountain bike hire, restaurants and bars. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Playground

Swimming pool, Film rental, Laundry facilities

Thalacap Catalogne South - Banyuls-sur-Mer

+33 4 68983666

4180

La Bastide du Roy René South - Aix-en-Provence

+33 4 42378300

3124

Located at Banyuls-sur-Mer, a few kilometres from Spain, Thalacap Catalogne is a unique Thalassotherapy centre offering a variety of treatments (special rates for guests) as well as amenities including pool and fitness centre. Away from the resort you can explore the region’s countryside and vineyards, enjoy the beach and its activities, visit the picturesque fishing port and marina or go mountain biking. The resort is comprised of hotel units that sleep 2 people. There are no kitchen facilities but there is a bar and restaurant onsite. A course of Thalassotherapy treatment, is compulsory for at least one person per unit, per week and consists of four treatments a day.

An ideal place to discover the real France, this resort is set in a beautiful city that mixes the pedestrian streets of a medieval town to the north with elegant 18th century avenues to the south, which are divided by the tree lined Cours Mirabeau. The city, which was originally built in 1472 for King René, boasts a variety of museums, elegant shops and restaurants. The city’s attractions also include the stunning gothic style Cathedral of the Holy Saviour. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with satellite TV, WiFi and partial kitchens. Onsite amenities include a bar and restaurant, and there is a sports centre next door.

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Tennis, Fitness centre, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Restaurant, Bar

Maeva Clubhotel Hyères Port South - Hyères

30

3742

+33 4 94359200

1721

Maeva Clubhotel Hyères Les Voiles South - Hyères

+33 4 94359100

1722

Maeva Clubhotel Hyères Port is located in the sheltered, palm fringed town of Hyères, which has a typical Mediterranean charm and is the perfect destination for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. In Hyères you’ll also find harbours, exotic gardens, a market and a picturesque square where boules is played. You can also enjoy trips to discover the beauty of the offshore islands of Port-Cros, Levant and Porquerolles, and there is also a selection of restaurants, bars, boutiques and a beach nearby. Other activities available nearby include fishing, boating, tennis and Jacuzzi. The resort itself is made up of studio apartments sleeping 2-4, each with partial kitchen and balcony or terrace.

Maeva Clubhotel Hyères Les Voiles is located in the lovely palm fringed town of Hyères, which has harbours, exotic gardens, a market and a picturesque square where boules is played, making it a lovely relaxed place for a holiday. Sea lovers can enjoy trips to discover the offshore islands of Port-Cros, Levant and Porquerolles, and the local area has a selection of restaurants and bars where you can sample French cuisine. The resort itself is made up of studio units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchen, dishwasher and coffee maker. The apartments all have balconies or terraces, most with views of the sea or gardens. Pets are allowed at a charge.

Kitchen facilities

Dishwasher, Coffee maker


Cela Alenya South - Alenya

+33 4 68392253

A217

Le Domaine du Thronnet South - Figanieres

+33 4 94679614

C397

Cela Alenya is ideally located in the centre of Alenya village in the southern part of the Languedoc Roussillon, five minutes from the beach and the 18 hole golf course of Saint Cyprien. Situated on a 10 acre landscaped site with 100-year-old pine wood, the complex is a perfect place to relax, offering sports and leisure facilities including swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi, beauty treatments, restaurant, snack bar and entertainment. Places worth visiting locally include the picturesque village of Colliure and Parc du Valmy, which has a lovely nature trail. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchen, air conditioning, telephone and satellite TV.

Located in the heart of the town of Figanieres, Le Domaine du Thronnet is a beautifully renovated resort offering the perfect place to relax or treat as a base to explore the area, which is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding. Les Gorges du Verdon and the beaches of St. Maxime or St. Tropez are only 30 minutes’ drive from the resort, and you can also visit Draguigna which is about 10km away, or Aix-en-Provence, about an hour’s drive from the resort. Onsite activities include pool with children’s pool, tennis, petanque, Jacuzzi and two restaurants. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Restaurant, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Maeva Clubhotel Saint Raphaël

Mediterranée Paradise

South - St.-Raphaël

+33 4 94443800

1723

South - St.-Raphaël

+33 4 94198740

2934

Situated at the junction of the two wooded promontories of Les Maures and l’Estérel on the Gulf of Fréjus, the town of St. Raphaël and local area offer a variety of tourist attractions including some 30km of rocky coves, beaches and harbours to explore. The town itself is a hidden gem of the French Riviera, offering facilities for golf, tennis and horse riding, casino, Thalassotherapy centre and good selection of restaurants and bars. You can also catch a boat to enjoy the beaches and marvel at the yachts and other sights of the millionaires’ playground of St. Tropez. The resort offers a choice of simply furnished studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Idyllically located directly on the waterfront of the Cote d’Azur, Mediterranée Paradise is perfectly placed to make the most of this beautiful holiday hot spot. There’s an onsite swimming pool (open June to Sept), but you can also walk to the beach and local amenities include seven international golf courses, a Thalassotherapy centre, tennis courts, diving opportunities and a casino. The resort is comprised of studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, each with partial kitchen containing dishwasher and microwave. All units have a large terrace with a patio overlooking the pool gardens.

Swimming pool, Laundry facilities

Beach, Swimming pool, Laundry facilities, Parking

Résidence Eden Saint Tropez South - St.-Tropez

+33 4 94793000

4285

Résidence Massena South - Nice

+33 6 60778627

4802

Peace and quiet or the excitement of St.Tropez are both on offer at Residence Eden Saint Tropez, which is perfectly situated close to the town centre of this world famous tourist hot spot. All the attractions of the harbour area, beaches, shops, restaurants and nightlife are just five minutes’ walk away, and you can also enjoy a variety of activities such as water skiing, boating, windsurfing and tennis. A golf course and facilities for horse riding are just 5km away. The resort’s onsite amenities include a swimming pool, and accommodation consists of studio units that sleep 2. All are simply furnished with partial kitchen.

Résidence Massena is located in a beautifully restored, classical building in the heart of Nice on a pedestrian street in the city’s main shopping area. The street is filled with restaurants, bars and shops, including the famous flower market Cours Saleya. Other attractions such as Château Park, Promenade des Anglais, the casino, museums, and the beach are only a few minutes away. Cannes, Antibes, Monaco and other highlights on the Côte d’Azur are an easy drive away. Accommodation comprises simply furnished studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens. There is also a laundry room onsite that is free to guests.

Swimming pool, Laundry facilities, Parking

Laundry facilities

31


Résidence Vaugrenier South - Villeneuve-Loubet

+33 6 64903308

Vacances Vaugrenier South - Villeneuve-Loubet

+33 4 93737055

1397

Résidence Vaugrenier sits in four acres of private landscaped grounds ideally located midway between the cities of Nice and Cannes in the glamorous south of France. Here you can visit spectacular old villages perched high on the ‘Corniche’, check out the amazing Antibes farmers market or idle away the day at the resort’s private pool or enjoy a game of tennis on the onsite court. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens, and most with views of the distant Mediterranean. The resort is within walking distance of the beach, supermarket and train station for trips to Monaco, Cannes and more.

Located in Villeneuve Loubet, the heart of the Cote d’Azur, halfway between Nice and Cannes, Vacances Vaugrenier is beautifully set in 1,500 acres of forest parkland, making it a stunning holiday location. As well as providing a good base to explore the local attractions or try out activities such as sailing, snorkelling, water skiing and windsurfing, the resort has a variety of onsite amenities including swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis court and children’s playground. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, and all have fully equipped kitchen facilities and plasma TV. Free wireless internet is also available.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Full kitchen facilities

Swimming pool, Tennis, Laundry facilities

Le Palais de la Marine South - Villefranche-sur-Mer

+33 4 93764720

2408

Le Golfe Bleu South - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

+33 4 92104500

0883

Located midway between Nice and Monaco, this resort provides plenty of holiday options including shopping in a variety of boutique stores, sampling excellent restaurants, taking part in watersports and sightseeing the many attractions of the area. The resort is situated in a lovely fishing village on the edge of the marina, and has lovely views of the promontory of St. Jean Cap Ferrat. The beach and a wide range of attractions are all within easy walking distance. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens, a telephone and TV and most with sea views.

On the borders of the bustling Principality of Monaco and just a few kilometres from Menton and Italy, a holiday at Le Golfe Bleu offers easy access to the numerous sights and attractions of the wonderful Cote d’Azur. The beach is just a short walk away, and a range of watersports are available nearby, including water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. The resort’s onsite facilities include a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, solarium, and games room, while its apartments all have magnificent views over the bay and Cap-Martin. The studio and one bedroom units sleep 3-7, with partial kitchens and free internet access.

TV, Car rental

Swimming pool, Games room, Restaurant

Club le Bristol South - Isola

32

0550

+33 4 93231192

2528

Résidence le Castel Monaco

+37 7 97971297

4143

Set in picturesque southern France, Club le Bristol offers year round activities for the entire family. In summer you can swim in the indoor or outdoor pool, play tennis or golf, or go horse riding or fishing. In winter how about a day skiing, snowboarding or skating? Ski storage is available and you can also work out in the fitness club or relax in the Jacuzzi and sauna. There are restaurants nearby as well as variety of live entertainment. The resort’s studio and one bedroom units sleep 2-6, feature full kitchens and all have balconies with stunning views of the surrounding area.

Residence Le Castel is set in beautiful Monte Carlo, probably the most exclusive area on the whole Costa Azzurra. The holiday attractions here are endless and include the famous open air swimming pool, main harbour, palace of Prince Rainier, exclusive shops, restaurants and bars, various gardens around the casino, museums and the National Gallery. Monte Carlo also hosts a number of major artistic and sporting events throughout the year. Accommodation at the resort comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-8. All units have TV, air conditioning and a mini kitchen.

Indoor swimming pool, Steam Room

Laundry facilities, Parking


Andorra With a dramatic setting high in the Pyrenees, Andorra nestles between its two giant neighbours France and Spain. In winter it offers unsurpassed Pyrenean skiing and during summer this land of narrow valleys and mountains has an abundance of hiking trails, climbing, canyoning, and even scuba diving in its lakes. One special Andorran activity the whole family can enjoy is mushing, or riding, dog sledges, and even learning how to drive the sleighs yourself.

Habitat Deu Sol Val d’Inclés

+376 870200

The principality’s long history means it has many charming historical buildings, among them Església de Santa Coloma, one of its oldest churches dating from the 9th century. Andorra also hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year to showcase its rich culture, and despite being in the Euro Zone, its duty free status means you’ll also find some great value shopping.

FRANCE Ransol Val d'Inclés

ANDORRA Andorra la Vella

SPAIN Pictured clockwise from above: A Pyrenean mountain scene in Vall de Ransol; dog-sledding in Andorra; the Romanic church in Santa Coloma

4085

Onagrup Club Tarter Ransol

+376 852880

0

5

10 Km

4268

Located in Val d’Inclés, one of the most popular ski areas of Andorra, Habitat Deu Sol is the ideal base to enjoy winter sports from December to April and open air activities such as fishing and rafting during the summertime. The resort is made up of two different blocks connected by the ground floor, with studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6 all having partial kitchens. The resort has ski storage for all units, and skis can also be hired. There are two floors for parking, and the ground floor contains reception, mini market and snack bar. Please note that access to some units is via stairs.

Situated in the town of Ransol, in a beautiful valley 15kms away from the capital Andorra la Vella, this resort is ideally located to enjoy skiing in the winter, the popular ski resort of El Tarter is just 900 metres away with outdoor activities such as fishing and rafting during the summer. The resort consists of one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, and all units have a telephone, satellite TV and kitchen with microwave and washing machine. Bathrooms have a shower. Access to units is via stairs, therefore this resort is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.

Ski school, Cross country skiing, Restaurant, Laundry facilities, Snack bar

Restaurant, Snack bar, Parking

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Spain 34

No matter how many times you visit Spain there’s always a reason to return to this Mediterranean masterpiece. From the shores of the Costas to the rugged interior, and north to its borders with France, Spain has plenty to delight visitors.


FRANCE

Vidiago Llanes

Bilbao

ANDORRA Salardú Bellver de Cerdanya

Zaragoza

Barcelona Vilaseca La Pineda

SPAIN

Cambrils

Madrid

PORTUGAL

L'Escala

Salou

Peñíscola Alcocéber

Madrid-Barajas Valencia

Balearic Islands Oliva Dénia

Pedreguer Calpe Alfaz del Pi Benidorm Torrevieja 0 Orihuela Costa La Manga Cartagena La Nucia

Alicante

Seville

Mijas-Pueblo

Sierra Nevada Granada

Mijas-Costa Estepona

Marbella Benalmádena-Costa

50

100 Km

Vera Calahonda

Nerja

Alméría Roquetas de Mar

Guadalmar Torremolinos

ALGERIA

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The capital Madrid, and stand out cities like Barcelona may have all the notoriety, but Andalusia is the passionate, beating heart of Spain. Marbella in Andalusia’s Costa del Sol in southern Spain faces the Mediterranean Sea, and has a coastline that stretches over 26 kilometres of brilliant beaches revelling in glorious sunshine for most of the year. The atmospheric streets of the old town have at their heart Plaza de los Naranjos, a colourful square lined with tropical plants and orange trees. Both during the day and the warm, sultry nights it’s a hub of activity with lively bars and bistros, small shops and art galleries.

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To gaze upon birds dipping and swooping over Ronda’s gorge from the bridge spanning the deep canyon below is worth the journey alone, but there’s more to discover in the town’s fascinating buildings. Antequera is so steeped in history that it has Megalithic sites amid plains once roamed by Spain’s most famous heroes and bandits.

• Head up Alicante’s Mount Benacantil to see the 9th century castle of Santa Bárbara for mesmerising views of the surrounding area.

If you seek more adrenaline fuelled excitement, the Costa del Sol, from Estepona through Benalmádena, Fuengirola and Nerja, has 4×4 Jeep safaris, quad biking, para triking, caving and canyoning within an easy drive.

• Take a short drive from the Costa del Sol and cross the border into Gibraltar to see its botanic gardens and pick up some duty free bargains.

Málaga is the cultural centrepiece of the Costa del Sol. It’s the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso, and its locally produced sweet wine is served from giant kegs accompanied by tasty tapas and the sound of heels clicking a flamenco beat.

• Make for the capital – take the high-speed train from Málaga and you’ll be in Madrid in two and a half hours.

One of the world’s oldest cities, dating back to the 8th century BC, Málaga’s historic heart has Moorish buildings while the basement of the Picasso museum houses the city’s oldest remains, the walls of the former Phoenician city.

• Eat like a star at Antonio Banderas’ restaurant La Posada de Antonio, in his hometown Málaga.

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For a day away from the coast, the town of Mijas offers a quaint take on Spanish life with donkeys drawing carriages around its picturesque streets. Ronda and Antequera, both around an hour’s drive from Malaga, are elegant cities dominated by proud history and culture.

Spain’s east coast revels in the Costa Blanca where Alicante and Benidorm are among its best loved resorts. Alicante has graceful churches, a wonderful harbour and miles of wide sandy beaches.


La Casona de Vidiago North - Vidiago Llanes

+34 985 411069

2536

Situated in Vidiago Llanes, La Casona de Vidiago is a 19th century property restored and beautifully furnished in traditional Spanish style. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, sauna and fitness room. Choose from tastefully decorated studios for 2 with a sofa bed, one bed units for 4 with twin and sofa beds and two bed units for 6 with twin, double and sofa beds and well equipped kitchens, heating and TV. The area surrounding the attractive resort of Llanes is renowned for river and sea fishing, National Parks, historic towns and spectacular sandy beaches.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Laundry facilities

Sol Neu North East - Salardú

Benidorm has grown up from the young, party town of the east coast to become one of the coolest destinations in the Costa Blanca. Its blue flag beaches, shops, entertainment venues and restaurants make it ideal for families. Elsewhere in the Costa Blanca towns like Dénia, Xàbia, Altea and Calpe are complete with winding cobblestone streets, white washed buildings and charming churches, and the azure tones of the sea are rarely far away. Las Salinas in Calpe is a favourite with birdwatchers who gaze at wading flamingos and a huge array of other bird species. Further north, Tarragona in the Costa Dorada lies just 96 kilometres south of Barcelona. Whether you seek sun, sea and sand or a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Spain’s Roman influences, the region is a revelation. Here Roman ruins including an amphitheatre, archaeological complexes and museums, pepper the countryside, while nearby Poblet is home to an impressive Cistercian monastery. While nature lovers will enjoy Tarragona’s parks and gardens, the whole family will be thrilled by Spain’s largest theme park, Port Aventura, in nearby Salou.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Dramatic view of the canyon and old city of Andalusia; Cordova street scene; a selection of tapas; an aqueduct on the Costa del Sol; aerial view of the city of Málaga Previous pages, clockwise from left: Beach at San Sebastian in northern Spain; boats at the marina in Dénia; flag waving tourist at Plaza Mayor in Madrid; bustling Larios street in Málaga

+34 973 645440

3106

Situated in the Pyrennes at Lerida, lies the excellent ski centre of Baqueira. Skiing suits all abilities from beginners on gentle nursery slopes to experts on more demanding black runs. There are 46 runs served by 24 lifts. Local summer activities include fishing, hunting, rafting, climbing and hiking. Resort facilities include a bar with sun terrace, snack bar and a breakfast room which also serves evening meals. Apartments consist of a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, a main bedroom separated by sliding doors, a spacious hall with small bunk bed and sofa beds in the living area to accommodate two additional guests.

Cross country skiing, Downhill skiing, Snack bar, Laundry facilities

Multipropiedad Baqueira North East - Salardú

+34 973 644422

3709

Located in the Valle de Arán, an Atlantic valley to the west of the Catalonian Pyrenees, this resort is close to two ski stations, one of which, Baqueira Beret, is in the Alto Arán, which has approximately 44 ski runs and 24 ski lifts, and is suitable for skiers of all abilities. The resort, which consists of two sets of apartments, has a range of onsite amenities including a swimming pool and bowling alley. Accommodation takes the form of one bedroom units for 4-5 and two bedroom units for 6 with single sofa beds and twin beds, all of which have heating, a telephone and kitchen. A supermarket, pizzeria, restaurant, snack bar and lively après ski are all close by.

Ski school, Swimming pool, Games room, Bowling alley, Car rental

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Cal Rei de Tallo North East - Bellver de Cerdanya

+34 973 511096

3919

North East - L’Escala

+34 972 773584

2742

Cal Rei de Tallo is located in Bellver de Cerdanya, in the heart of the Pyrennean Lerida and built in typical farmhouse style. The resort’s outstanding restaurant is included in the French edition of the Michelin guide. The resort’s simple yet stylish accommodation caters for 2, 3 and 4 guests. The units for 4 are duplex with two single beds upstairs and two sofa beds downstairs. This charming resort, surrounded by magnificent scenery and stunning mountain peaks, also boasts a cafeteria, garden and terrace. The village centre is a short stroll away where you will find shops, supermarkets, a medical centre and a pharmacy.

Port de Rei is located in L’Escala, an ancient fishing village in the Costa Brava, only a short distance from the historical Greek and Roman archaeological remains of Ampurias. The resort is close to the crystal clear Mediterranean just steps away from a sandy beach and boasts a swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, restaurant and supermarket onsite. Accommodation comprises spacious one bedroom apartments for 4, all with air conditioning, satellite TV, bathroom with shower and a full kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge and dishwasher. Lovers of art should pay a visit to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, which is in Figueres, 25km from the resort.

Spa, Restaurant, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Poolside bar

Estival Park North East - Vilaseca La Pineda

+34 977 371205

2579

Overlooking La Pineda beach close to Salou, Estival Park lies on the shore of the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. The resort complex has a host of facilities including a sports club featuring tennis and squash courts, a swimming pool and lovely mature gardens. There is also a complete health and beauty programme directed by first rate professionals. Estival Park has a wide range of apartments and bungalows. The stylish units, sleeping up to 6 each include a modern living and dining room with a sofa bed for 2 people, and TV. Each unit has a fridge, washing machine and private terrace. Guests can also enjoy the delicious onsite buffet restaurant. Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Riviera Park Salou & Onagrup North East - Salou

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Port de Rei

+34 977 352870

Somni de Cambrils North East - Cambrils

+34 977 794428

2818

This resort is a short drive from Tarragona, close to the beach, railway station and restaurants. Its facilities include a swimming pool and children’s pool, while watersports, boating, golfing, tennis and horse riding are available nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 people. The town of Cambrils, a short walk away, offers a lovely fishing port, beautiful beaches and some wonderful seafood restaurants. Universal Studio’s Port Aventura is a short distance away and offers a fun day out for all the family with an impressive collection of roller coasters, water slides, restaurants and shops.

Beach, Swimming pool, Children’s pool, Car rental, Parking

2948

Onagrup Club Jardines Paraisol North East - Salou

+34 977 352782

3051

Situated close to Levante Beach, in the lively town of Salou on Spain’s Costa Dorada, Riviera Park offers a relaxing stay where the family can soak up the sun next to the resort pool. There is a choice of one bedroom units for 4 and two bedroom units for 6, all of which benefit from a fully equipped kitchen, heating, TV and DVD. The popular theme park Port Aventura, with an enormous range of rides, roller coasters, entertainment, plays and shows, is nearby, the fascinating and historical city of Tarragona is only 12km from the resort and the exciting city of Barcelona is 100km away.

Situated in the tourist centre of Salou with its long sandy beach, this resort has a spacious swimming pool and is the ideal retreat for your family holiday. Units comprise one, two and three bedrooms sleeping 2-8, all with double beds, sofa beds and one bathroom with shower or bath. The well equipped kitchens include cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine and all units have heating and a TV. Discover historic Roman remains and ancient monasteries, a short distance away or visit the famous theme park, Port Aventura, which offers a wide variety of entertainment, shows and plays.

Swimming pool, Internet access, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Car rental, Playground, Parking


Onagrup Club Novelty North East - Salou

+34 977 381245

3902

Acuasol North East - Peñíscola

+34 964 489186

2970

Perfectly situated in the centre of Salou with the famous seaside promenade, sandy beach and crystal clear waters on your doorstep, everything you could want is within walking distance from this resort, including bars, restaurants, shops, watersports and vibrant nightlife. Bask in the sun, relax by the swimming pool or enjoy the thrills and spills of Salou’s nearby theme park, Port Aventura. Each apartment has a double bedroom and spacious living area with a sofa bed, TV and CD player. There is a fully equipped bathroom, kitchenette with fridge and washing machine, and a private balcony. The cities of Tarragona and Barcelona are both well worth a visit during your stay.

Acuasol is a short walk from the beach in Peñíscola, on the Costa Azahar. It has a terrace and spacious outdoor pool as well as a fine restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment onsite. All units are beautifully decorated and have balcony views. Although all are one bedroom, some accommodate 4, and offer either a fully or partially equipped kitchen. Discover the Old Town, crowned by the former dwelling of Pope Benedict XIII, a fortified castle from the 14th century, which stands on an imposing outcrop of rock rising above the crystal clear sea. Nearby attractions include museums, national parks, sports arenas, wineries, amusement parks, water parks, casinos and cinemas.

Swimming pool, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Jardines del Plaza North East - Peñíscola

+34 964 010700

3052

Peñíscola Plaza North East - Peñíscola

+34 964 010700

5326

Adjacent to Peñíscola Beach on Spain’s Costa Azahar, a short distance from the historic town centre, this well placed resort offers air conditioned apartments set around outdoor swimming pools and gardens. The private beach is excellent for sunbathing and swimming. Each two bedroom apartment can sleep 6 and features a living area with balcony, sofa bed and satellite TV, with well equipped kitchen areas including a fridge and microwave, some with a dishwasher. The Jardines has a buffet restaurant serving a wide variety of delicious food, and is a gentle stroll from the bars and restaurants of central Peñíscola.

Located in the north of Peñíscola, this fine resort offers one of the largest and modern spa centres in Spain, boasting Thalassotherapy treatments onsite. Relax on the beautiful beach or take a dip in the resort’s glistening pool. The well equipped accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4, with 2 individual beds, a double sofa bed, air conditioning, telephone and satellite TV. Explore the narrow streets of the ancient village and the castle, built in the 13th century by the Order of Temple and used as the residence of Pope Benedict XIII, or experience the harbour’s fish market where you can buy excellent seafood.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Restaurant, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Spa, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Montemar Natura Resort North East - Peñíscola

+34 964 467694

C206

Located by the beautiful countryside of the Sierra de Irta and just 3km from the sea and golden beaches, the Montemar Natura Resort has a fantastic pool for making the most of the sunshine. The spacious, tastefully decorated apartments boast Mediterranean style architecture. Each two bedroom apartment has a balcony or terrace, a double bedroom, a single room, a sofabed and a full kitchen with a microwave and washer/dryer. Enjoy the beauty of the natural setting which is enhanced by the exotic landscaped gardens with typical Mediterranean plants and flowers. Swim or lounge by the pool or take your children to the resort playground.

Swimming pool, Playground

Habitat Playa Romana North East - Alcocéber

+34 964 412492

2848

Habitat Playa Romana is situated in Castellón, on the Costa Azahar on the east coast of Spain. This beautifully landscaped beachfront property has lots to offer. You can enjoy the hotel grounds or laze by the pool, but there is also fishing, water skiing and windsurfing onsite. Units are spacious, clean and modern with one bed sleeping 4 or 5, and two bed up to 6, all with air conditioning, partial kitchen and a balcony where you can enjoy the lovely views and beautiful Spanish sunsets. The charming town, is on a stretch of unspoilt coastline surrounded by areas of great natural beauty.

Beach, Swimming pool, Boating, Fishing, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Car rental

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Urbanización San Fernando East Coast - Oliva

+34 962 857921

Oliva Beach Club East Coast - Oliva

+34 962 857600

4192

Located in Oliva, Valencia, this peaceful complex of apartments on the edge of a sandy beach is the perfect holiday destination for lazing by the pool or making a splash in the children’s pool. The bright and airy two bedroom units sleep 4-6, have fully equipped kitchens and comfortable furniture. Some apartments overlook the swimming pool while others have sea views. There are miles of clean golden sandy beaches including ‘Pau Pi’ with its yacht marina, restaurants and bars. Here you can either get away from it all and quietly sunbathe, or try one of the many watersport activities that are on offer.

Oliva Beach Club is situated in Oliva, in the province of Valencia, and has direct access to a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by the protective dunes of this unspoilt natural landscape. The highlight of the resort is the outstanding Oliva Nova golf course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, and you can also enjoy tennis, a sauna, and a beautiful bar by the swimming pool. Choose from modern studio units sleeping 2 with a queen bed, one bedroom sleeping 4 and two bedroom sleeping 6. All units have a partial kitchen with fridge and microwave, as well as fully equipped bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV and a telephone.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Fishing, Water skiing, Windsurfing

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Sauna

Bahía Azul

Onagrup Club Ogisaka Garden

East Coast - Dénia

+34 966 421270

2587

East Coast - Dénia

+34 966 421100

2928

Located on the coast road outside the historic port town of Dénia, Bahía Azul sits amidst a complex of interlinked swimming pools including a shallow area ideal for children. Choose from one bedroom units sleeping 4 and two and three bedroom sleeping 6, all benefitting from a washing machine, dishwasher and air conditioning and well equipped kitchens. Bahía Azul enjoys direct access to the clean, sandy beach of Playa de las Marinas, while Dénia is well known for its ancient, ruined castle from where you can enjoy views across the sea, city and surrounding area.

A tranquil escape near the town of Dénia, this resort offers many amenities in an exclusive setting with landscaped gardens and charming architecture. Here you will find an indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, café, restaurant and bar, as well as a gym, relaxation treatments and other sports facilities. Spacious, modern apartments surround the garden complex and pool. Choose from one and two bedroom units. All apartments have a living area, dining room, bathroom, American style kitchen, satellite TV, telephone and terrace. Close to the famous Montgo Nature Reserve and Marineta Beach, you will find a mix of new attractions and old Spanish customs in this lovely area.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Parque Dénia Club East Coast - Dénia

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2943

+34 966 420760

3053

Onagrup Club Zarzas East Coast - Pedreguer

+34 965 761274

2974

Located in Dénia on the Costa Blanca and only metres from one of Spain’s most beautiful beaches, this resort has two pools, a playground, restaurant and snack bar. The resort offers one or two bedroom apartments which boast incredible views of the sea, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and breakfast bar and a television. One bedroom units accommodate 4 or 5, while two bedroom units can sleep up to 6. The province of Alicante, steeped in history and culture, has become a family favourite with its pleasant climate, beautiful coastal location and breathtaking beaches, ideal for the perfect Mediterranean holiday.

Set on Spain’s Costa Blanca, a short distance from Dénia and Javea, this resort has a great swimming pool, spacious gardens and views of the sea and mountains. The resort is set in a tranquil area ideal for a relaxing holiday, while the local attractions and facilities include the Golf de La Sella golf course, supermarket, bar, restaurant, horse riding and sports club. The modern heated units comprise one bedroom sleeping 4 with twin beds and sofa beds, and two bedroom sleeping 6 with twin beds, sofa beds and a double bed, all of which benefit from fully equipped kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Playground, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Tennis, Horse riding, Car rental


Imperial Park Country Club East Coast - Calpe

+34 965 836200

3710

Albir Garden East Coast - Alfaz del Pi

+34 966 865901

2827

Imperial Park is located in a peaceful spot on a hillside in the north of Calpe, close to all the area’s amenities including a sandy beach, bars, restaurants, supermarket, medical facilities and lively nightlife. Here you can lie back and soak up the sun next to the resort’s pool or pamper yourself at the onsite spa. Guests can benefit from an all inclusive dining option and shuttle service to Calpe. Imperial Park’s tastefully decorated one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6 and all boast full kitchens, air conditioning and satellite TV. With its thrilling rides, Terra Mítica theme park in nearby Benidorm is a fun day out for all the family.

Close to the bustling town of Benidorm, Albir Garden is ideally located for enjoying the many attractions of the area. Onsite facilities include a small indoor pool, an outdoor pool and play areas. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units for 4 with twin beds and a double sofa bed, well equipped kitchens, central heating, TV, telephone and iron. The Aqualandia waterpark and Terra Mítica theme park are both a short distance away, where you can enjoy plenty of thrills, spills and family fun. A public bus runs from Albir Garden to the famous Levante Beach in Benidorm and the closer Playa del Albir as well as Altea Town, which has an interesting ancient centre

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Games room, Car rental

Alfaz Paradise Club East Coast - Alfaz del Pi

+34 966 864161

1462

Club Atlas Nou Espai 1 East Coast - La Nucia

+34 966 874602

2441

Located on the edge of the Sierra Helada nature reserve in Albir, the Alfaz Paradise Club is the perfect base for simply relaxing or enjoying the surrounding countryside, which is ideal hiking country or can also be explored by car. The resort’s facilities include a fabulous pool and a small fitness centre, and the clean, modern accommodation comprises studios, one and two bedroom apartments which are ideal for 4-6 people. In addition to a fully equipped kitchen, each apartment has air conditioning, a terrace, safety box and TV. The coastal town of Albir is a short distance from charming villages such as Altea and Calpe.

Located inland but within easy reach of Benidorm, this resort has a lovely swimming pool set in attractive gardens, with a backdrop of mountains and views towards the coast. A great place for a peaceful relaxing holiday, the resort is also within easy reach of Benidorm’s long, sandy beaches and famous nightlife. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4 and two bedroom units sleeping 6. All units have well equipped kitchens, TV, iron and hairdryer. The resort is very close to the theme park Terra Mítica, which offers thrills, excitement and a fun day out for all the family.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Spa, Car rental

Swimming pool, Playground, Laundry facilities, Film rental

Flamingo Benidorm East Coast - Benidorm

+34 965 865353

2803

Onagrup Club Aldea Del Mar East Coast - Torrevieja

+34 965 712586

8486

Located in one of the quieter areas of Benidorm, renowned for its long sandy beaches and pulsating nightlife, the Flamingo’s facilities include a restaurant, large swimming pool with pool bar, children’s play area and use of a neighbouring indoor pool. Units comprise one bedroom sleeping 4 with twin beds and sofa bed, well equipped kitchens, a telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and heating. Apartments located on the fifth and sixth floors benefit from spacious balconies, from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. The resort is very close to the exciting theme park Terra Mítica, which makes for a fun day out for all the family.

This resort is located in the residential district area of Torrevieja, a town which has preserved its traditional Spanish flavour. The bustling town centre and the beach are a short walk away. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool and playground, and water skiing and windsurfing are among the activities available nearby. The resort comprises one bedroom suites for 4 and two bedroom units for 6. The area offers a wide range of activities such as the dune beaches of Guardamar, the Torrevieja Lagoon, where you can take therapeutic mud baths, and the famous Torrevieja salt mine. Terra Mítica theme park, with its thrilling rides, is a short drive away in Benidorm.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Car rental

Swimming pool, Playground, Laundry facilities

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Jardínes de la Hacienda East Coast - Orihuela Costa

+34 966 760088

Club Calida at La Manga South Coast - La Manga

+34 952 143036

1866

Situated in the south of the province of Alicante, this resort is located near the sea in a quiet part of the Costa Blanca. It is built in traditional Spanish style and set in landscaped gardens. Amenities include a pool, children’s pool, laundry, shopping and car rental. The resort comprises modern two bedroom units sleeping 4 and 6, with twin beds and double beds, that boast fully equipped kitchens, fans, heating and satellite TV. Ground floor units also benefit from ramps, ideal for wheelchair users. Nearby, guests can enjoy the beach, watersports, boating and fishing, as well as tennis, squash and a picturesque 18 hole golf course.

The Atalaya and Star Alfa apartments are situated at La Manga, one of southern Spain’s finest all round leisure locations, where there are hundreds of things to do and thousands of years of history to discover. Choose from two and three bed units for 6 and four bed units for 8, with twin or double beds, all tastefully decorated and with fully equipped kitchens including gas oven, fridge, iron, washing machine, toaster and a TV. The magnificent cities of Cartagena, Murcia and Lorca are all within easy reach of the resort and offer a treasure trove of local colour, history and culture.

Swimming pool, Shopping, Car rental

Beach, Laundry facilities, TV

La Quinta at La Manga Club East Coast - Cartagena

+34 968 331121

3088

Vera Beach Club South Coast - Vera

+34 950 132345

3091

Set within the prestigious La Manga Club in Murcia, this resort is built in the style of an Andalusian hill village. Onsite are three world class 18 hole championship golf courses, a luxurious clubhouse and a large freeform pool. Units comprise two bedrooms sleeping 6 and three bedrooms sleeping 8. The three bedroom units have an additional sofa bed. Units have fully equipped kitchens, heating, air conditioning, fans, satellite TV and a whirlpool in the main bedroom. Nearby you will find tennis and squash courts, bowling green, petanque court, leisure pool, crazy golf, fitness centre and range of restaurants.

Vera Beach Club is located in unspoilt Costa Almería, offering a taste of ‘real Spain’. An idyllic holiday getaway, the resort boasts a fine sandy beach just a short stroll away, as well as a health club with large heated indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and spa. Accommodation comprises one or two bedroom apartments, all with pool or garden views. Each apartment has a TV and telephone, and some have air conditioning. Savour an evening at the resort’s restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Spanish specialities, then sit back and enjoy the onsite entertainment.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Mar y Golf South Coast - Roquetas de Mar

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2541

+34 950 627138

2930

Sierra Nevada Sports Club South Coast - Sierra Nevada

+34 958 480862

3815

Situated in Almería, this beach resort sits near many regional attractions such as Alcazaba and Almería Cathedral. Resort amenities include a small indoor and outdoor pool and restaurant serving a wide variety of delicious food, where complimentary breakfast is served each morning. The clean, spacious rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe, internet access and balconies. Here you can explore many historic buildings including the amazing old fort or submerge yourself in the exciting world of Roquetas de Mar aquarium where you can discover the sub-aquatic life and marvel at hundreds of fish species and sharks.

Sierra Nevada Sports Club is situated in Sierra Nevada, Europe’s most southern ski resort in the province of Granada at an altitude of 2100 metres. The resort lies adjacent to a wide range of facilities such as a fully equipped health club and lively evening entertainment. Simply stylish studios sleep 2-4, one bedroom units up to 4, and two bedroom units up to 6. All units have a telephone, partial kitchen, and microwave. Discover Granada, famous for the beautiful Moorish citadel, the Alhambra, and its narrow winding streets brimming with gardens, shops and typical Spanish tapas bars.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Car rental

Ski school, Entertainment, Spa, Restaurant


El Capistrano Playa South Coast - Nerja

+34 952 523889

0697

El Capistrano Village South Coast - Nerja

+34 952 523889

0700

Situated close to El Capistrano Village, this pedestrianised resort descends the valley to the cliff face of Nerja’s famous Burriana Beach. The delightful Andalusian architecture blends easily with the beautiful gardens landscaped with lush vegetation, fountains and waterfalls. The beach is excellent for windsurfing, sailing, pedaloes and water skiing. The resort boasts two bedroom units for a maximum of 6, all furnished in traditional style with fully equipped kitchens, bathroom and satellite TV. The beautiful Spanish town of Nerja is close by where you can enjoy bars, restaurants and an array of delicious local cuisine. A trip to the fabulous Nerja Caves is a must for anyone visiting the town.

The El Capistrano development is well situated between the sea and mountains on a beautiful stretch of the Costa del Sol. The Andalusian style villas offer peace and tranquillity with stunning Mediterranean views. There are swimming pools, tennis courts, a restaurant and bar onsite. The resort offers comfortable one or two bedroom units for 4-6 people, all furnished in traditional style with fully equipped kitchens, bathroom and satellite TV. Burriana Beach with its excellent restaurants and numerous sporting facilities is nearby as well as the stunning caverns at the famous Nerja caves. The city’s attractions also include tours in an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage, and a range of flamenco shows.

Beach, Swimming pool, Water skiing

Swimming pool, Car rental, Tennis, Restaurant, Bar

Club Oasis at El Capistrano South Coast - Nerja

+34 952 523889

2210

Situated close to Nerja, this resort, flanked by mountains, provides Andalusian style villas set in landscaped gardens with a private swimming pool and a poolside restaurant. Villas are set on a hillside featuring lovely terraced gardens and water fountains. In addition to the beach, amenities include two pools and a laundry. The one and two bedroom villas sleep 4-6 people and include fully equipped kitchens, dining area, living area with satellite TV and terrace. Visit one of the traditional restaurants to savour the local dish of sardines and the region’s Málaga sweet wine, made from muscatel grapes.

South Coast - Torremolinos

+34 952 374007

South Coast - Guadalmar

+34 952 231703

0931

Facing directly onto a beach and equidistant from Malaga and Torremolinos is Hotel Guadalmar, which offers a wide selection of restaurants and bars. The resort facilities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre which includes a sauna and a Jacuzzi. There is regular public transport available to the centre of Torremolinos and Málaga, where you can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment, activities and nightlife. Elegantly designed, air conditioned units have 2 double beds, a full bathroom, satellite TV and a small balcony offering distant views along the stunning Spanish coastline. A maid service is also provided daily. Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental, Laundry facilities

Club Playa Flores

Hotel Guadalmar

2221

Pueblo Evita Club South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 445955

1370

Perfectly placed on the Costa del Sol, Club Playa Flores is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, but also offers fun, excitement and a host of leisure activities. Everything you need to relax is onsite, including a swimming pool, sauna, bar, restaurant and attractive poolside terrace where you can soak up the dazzling Mediterranean sun. The comfortable units are all set amid the nice gardens and offer a host of home comforts including well equipped kitchens, spacious living areas including large panoramic windows from where you can enjoy the fantastic views.

The charming pueblo style apartments of Pueblo Evita Club are situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol at Benalmádena. The resort is family friendly with facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool, Jacuzzi, games room, plus a poolside clubhouse offering food, drink and evening entertainment, as well as bars and restaurants. The resort’s spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments feature a terrace with barbecue grill, fully equipped kitchens including tableware, utensils and cutlery, a large table in the dining area and a living area with phone and satellite TV.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Games room, Car rental

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Club La Costa at Benal Beach South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 442104

1460

South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 579400

1469

Situated in beautiful Benálmadena, these imaginatively designed apartments are surrounded by landscaped gardens with swimming pools, waterslides and a tropical pool bar. Onsite there is a supermarket, bar, restaurant, pub, gym and spa with indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Choose from studio units sleeping 2 and one bedroom units for 4. All units have a partial kitchen with microwave, as well as a TV. Just a short stroll away, discover the wonderful Selwo Marina, home to dolphins, sealions and exotic birds. The breathtaking rides and attractions of Tivoli World show and amusement park are only 2km from the resort.

Offering stunning views of the nearby Benalmádena Yacht Harbour, Sunset Beach Club features two outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool, a health centre, beauty salon, supermarket, children’s club, bar and restaurant. The bright and airy units are well equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV, as well as full or partial kitchens. The resort offers a range of rooms from studios to one or two bedroom units, which can accommodate 2-6 guests. The villages of Mijas and Fuengirola are a short drive away, as are many tennis and golf clubs, and after a full day of sightseeing, sporting action or playing in the surf, you can unwind in the resort’s hot tub or relax in the sauna.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Squash, Shopping, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Heritage Resorts Mi Jardín South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 448066

1592

Situated between the lively tourist towns of Fuengirola and Benálmadena this resort has a pueblo village style with traditional Andalusian furnished apartments and is an excellent resort choice for those looking for peace and relaxation. The resort offers studios sleeping 2 as well as one, two and three bedroom units that can sleep 4-8. All units have fully equipped kitchens with a washing machine and satellite TV. Discover a variety of shops, restaurants, and markets in the charming nearby towns. The Tivoli World Amusement Park and two waterparks are within easy reach, for a family day out.

Royal Oasis Club at Benal Beach South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 563479

Sahara Sunset Club South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 440258

1987

Located at beautiful Benálmadena, near Málaga and surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, this year round resort is built around a beautifully landscaped pool with a bridge over to its own island. Facilities include an indoor pool and relaxing spa. The units, built in traditional Moorish style, are available as studios sleeping 2, one bedroom sleeping 4 and two bedroom that sleep 6. All feature air conditioning, satellite TV and a private balcony or terrace. You will find a warm welcome at the Casbah Café where you can enjoy a casual meal or sip cocktails on the terrace with stunning sandy beaches and world class golf courses on your doorstep. Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Mini golf, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Swimming pool, Car rental, Playground, Satellite TV

44

Sunset Beach Club

1990

Royal Oasis Club at La Quinta South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 563479

2423

Situated in the heart of Benálmadena-Costa, famous for its bars, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife the Royal Oasis Club is loved for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and Jacuzzi. Choose from tastefully decorated studio units for 2 people, and one bedroom units for 4, that all benefit from a telephone, satellite TV, DVD player, and partial kitchen facilities. Discover the rich heritage and culture of cosmopolitan Málaga, which is famed for its architectural history, Mediterranean cuisine, wines, beaches and being the birthplace of Picasso.

The Royal Oasis Club is located in the heart of Benálmadena Costa, where a gently rolling landscape leads down to the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Onsite facilities include three pools, a fitness centre and regular evening entertainment. Choose from one bedroom units sleeping 4 or two bedroom units sleeping 6, all of which benefit from well equipped kitchens with full oven, washing machine and fridge as well as a telephone and satellite TV. Relax on the beach, sunbathe, or enjoy watersports and fishing nearby in addition to the five world class golf courses within driving distance.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Fitness centre, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental


Pueblo Evita Hill South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 447836

2846

Elite Apartments at Pueblo Evita South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 445955

3583

Located close to the wonderful sandy beach at Benalmádena Costa are the village style apartments of Pueblo Evita Hill. The resort’s onsite facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre. For accommodation you can choose from tastefully decorated studios sleeping 2, one bedroom sleeping 4 and two bedroom sleeping 6. All benefit from fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and have satellite TV. For the young at heart, the Tivoli World Amusement Park is a short stroll away, and Aqualand with its wide selection of great water rides and fun pools is a short drive from the resort.

Located in Benálmadena-Costa, the magnificent setting of this resort features two outdoor pools and one indoor heated pool, plus a children’s pool. The comfortable clubhouse is ideal for a leisurely meal and offers regular evening entertainment. Also onsite is a games room, car rental and child care. The modern, neatly furnished apartment suites have one, two or three bedrooms that can sleep up to 6, and are equipped with full kitchens, satellite TV, spa baths and air conditioning. Nearby you will find a fantastic Dolphinareum, aqua parks, a zoo, watersports, horse riding, golf, a casino, historical attractions, shopping and vibrant nightlife.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental

Royal Gardens at Sunset Beach Club South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 579400

3700

Apartamentos Pueblo Quinta Dos South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 576663

5201

Royal Gardens at Sunset Beach Club is a stunning resort located on the beachfront in the popular holiday destination of Benálmadena on the Costa del Sol. The resort offers first class facilities including a range of bars and restaurants, games room, fitness centre, onsite supermarket, bakery and much more. Most of the modern units have one bedroom sleeping up to 4, with equipped kitchens, living/dining area and balcony, combining the convenience of self catering with the luxury facilities and services of a four star hotel. The mountain village of Mijas, the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola and the city of Málaga are within easy reach.

Apartamentos Pueblo Quinta Dos is conveniently situated in the heart of the vibrant tourist centre of Benalmádena Costa, where the gently rolling landscape leads down to the warm Mediterranean Sea. Here you can relax on the superb beach, sunbathe or enjoy watersports such as windsurfing, water skiing, and fishing. Golfers can choose between five world class golf courses, all a short drive away. There is a choice of tastefully decorated one bedroom units that sleep 4 or two bedroom units that sleep 6. All have modern kitchens with full oven, washing machine and have satellite TV.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games Room, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

ESC at Sunset Beach Club South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 579400

8569

Holiday World South Coast - Benalmádena-Costa

+34 952 579717

A248

Situated near the Benalmádena Yacht Harbour and located right on the water’s edge is the Sunset Beach Club. Enjoy the resort’s two outdoor swimming pools, one indoor heated pool and a fitness centre. A teen and children’s club, restaurant, and bar are also onsite where guests can enjoy live entertainment in the evenings. The resort offers beautiful grounds and comfortable accommodation. Relax in spacious, air conditioned comfort in modern one bedroom units, which benefit from kitchen facilities including a microwave, and some with private balconies. The Costa del Sol is a popular destination thanks to its excellent climate, beautiful sandy beaches and world class golf courses.

Situated between the lively tourist towns of Fuengirola and Benalmádena, Holiday World hosts ‘a world’ of facilities and onsite amenities. This is an ideal complex for those looking for fun or seeking sun and sand, or for those who wish to relax, play sports or be pampered at the luxurious health club and spa. The modern one bedroom units sleep 4 and benefit from air conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite TV and a pull out sofabed. All have partial kitchens. Fully inclusive meal options are also available. The Holiday World Beach Club comprises five themed areas, where families can enjoy wonderful waterpark facilities.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Scuba diving, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Mini golf, Games room, Car rental

45


La Ermita South Coast - Mijas-Pueblo

+34 952 590204

Las Mimosas Beach Club South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 493942

1213

Set in the beautiful mountain village of Mijas, this resort has a commanding view of the coast and mountains and is just a short drive away from the shores of the Mediterranean. Here you can relax by the pool while marvelling at the breathtaking views. The modern spacious apartments comprise one and two bedroom units sleeping 4 and 6, with double sofa bed, double bed in the master bedroom and twin beds. All have fully equipped kitchens, telephone and satellite TV. The local area provides shopping, cultural sites and restaurants. Nearby towns worth visiting include Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena

Las Mimosas Beach Club is situated midway between Marbella and Fuengirola, in five acres of colourful gardens looking directly onto a beautiful Mediterranean beach. The Andalusian style apartments are a short distance from watersports and golf, as well as walking distance from local shops and restaurants. The sights and sounds of bustling Spanish cities and delightful rustic villages are within an easy drive. The resort is made up of one and two bed apartments and a luxury three bed penthouse. All fixtures are modern and the kitchens are fully equipped. Maid service is provided twice a week.

Swimming pool, Steam room, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Fishing, Car rental

Club Algaida South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932293

1388

Crown Resorts at Club Delta Mar South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 939034

1513

Calahonda is located in the southern part of Spain and makes for a perfect getaway. The lovely apartments at Club Algaida lie south of the majestic Sierra Blanca on the fabulous Costa del Sol. In addition to the superb golf courses, tennis courts and nearby watersports facilities, the main towns are all less than 30 minutes away. There is a choice of tastefully decorated studios for 2 and one bedroom apartments for 4. All units have a full or partial kitchen which includes a fridge and oven or microwave. In the surrounding villages you can experience the beautiful history and culture of Spain.

Located between Fuengirola and the luxurious town of Marbella, this is an ideal resort for the whole family, offering a range of leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, poolside bar, mini golf, fitness centre and internet access. Choose from two bedroom apartments that sleep 6 or three bedroom that sleep 8, all with fully equipped kitchens, satellite TVs and set in attractive gardens that can be enjoyed from your balcony or patio. The resort shares many of its facilities with sister, Club Calahonda, which has a restaurant serving Spanish and European cuisine and live entertainment.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Car rental

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Mini golf, Car rental

Macdonald Leila Playa Resort South Coast - Mijas-Costa

46

3569

+34 952 930069

1518

Crown Resorts at Club La Riviera South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932034

1559

Situated between Marbella and Fuengirola and surrounded by palm trees with stunning views of the Mediterranean, this modern resort has an outdoor swimming pool, rock pools, terraces and waterfalls. The Clubhouse offers a restaurant with a bar. Onsite you will also find a sauna, steam room, gym, snooker and pool tables. The resort offers spacious, air conditioned, studio to three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, many with views of the Mediterranean. Executive and beachfront apartments have two bathrooms. The surrounding area offers a host of outdoor activities, with fishing, golf, riding and watersports on your doorstep.

Situated on Spain’s Costa del Sol, this attractive resort has a distinctive Spanish feel with well manicured gardens and an inviting swimming pool. It is an ideal resort for families as there are a host of activities for kids and live entertainment onsite. The two bedroom units can accommodate up to 6 and have fully equipped kitchens and many apartments have balconies overlooking the mature gardens. A holiday at Club La Riviera can be as simple as relaxing on the beach or by the pool or sampling the delicious local cuisine at nearby restaurants. Other popular activities include Flamenco dancing, learning Spanish and discovering the fascinating history of the area.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Car rental, Poolside bar, Pool table, Internet access


Macdonald Doña Lola Resort South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932477

1689

Crown Resorts at Club Calahonda South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932340

1878

Situated in Málaga, this resort offers plentiful gardens, palm trees and wonderful views of the Mediterranean. Onsite facilities include restaurant, bar, heated indoor pool, children’s pool, additional outdoor adult pool, tennis courts, gym, snooker and pool tables, sauna, whirlpool and a Turkish bath. Doña Lola offers one to three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-8 guests and with satellite TV, telephone, safe deposit box and fully equipped kitchens. All apartments have air conditioning and most have south facing balconies or terraces. Located within a short stroll of Calahonda, Doña Lola offers easy access to shops, tapas bars, restaurants and nightlife.

The quaint, bustling Spanish seaside towns of Marbella and Fuengirola flank this resort, which is nestled in a quiet community on the coast of southern Spain and boasts excellent cuisine, shopping and culture. Onsite amenities include two swimming pools, lovely gardens, rooftop sun deck, internet access, fitness area and sauna. Children will love the playground and games room. Choose from one, two, and three bedroom units, all of which have a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, sitting area and a balcony or patio. These units are perfect for families with children. The beautiful nearby beach offers water skiing, windsurfing, boating and fishing.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Car rental

Los Amigos Beach Club Playamarina

Torrenueva Park

South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 468686

1979

South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 494077

2222

Located in Málaga on the Costa del Sol, this beautiful resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, children’s pool and games room, Jacuzzi, tennis court, playground and restaurant that hosts live evening entertainment. Family friendly and designed with a Moorish influence reflecting the area, the resort is also wheelchair accessible. Accommodation ranges from studios to three bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests. The modern air conditioned units have a fully equipped kitchen and telephone. The local area provides activities such as water skiing, fishing, golfing, horse riding and a fitness centre.

Situated in Mijas-Costa on Spain’s Costa del Sol, the Torrenueva Park sits in a region that is reputed to have a magnificent 320 days of sunshine a year. Built in Andalusian style, the units are grouped in typical Spanish style blocks set within landscaped gardens. Apartments are two bedroom sleeping 6 comprising one double bed, two single beds and a double sofa bed, most of which benefit from fully equipped kitchens with conventional ovens and those with partial kitchens have microwaves. The simply furnished units also boast a washing machine, fridge, freezer, satellite TV and a veranda.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Car rental, Laundry facilities, Satellite TV

Crown Resorts at Club Marbella South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 933674

2404

Campanario de Calahonda South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 933263

2589

Situated between Fuengirola and Marbella in the heart of the Costa del Sol, this wonderful resort offers a host of amenities and high levels of comfort. Facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre and Café Marbella, where you can enjoy snacks, a la carte dining, special themed nights or simply sip cocktails in the Palm Tree bar. The modern apartments are mostly two bedroom and have fully equipped kitchens, two bathrooms and satellite TV. You don’t have to go far to escape the hustle and bustle of the Costa to find beautiful scenery in the beautiful hills and villages behind the coast.

Located in the residential area of Calahonda between the bustling towns of Marbella and Fuengirola, this resort boasts three pools, one for adults, a very shallow one for toddlers and a slightly deeper one for older children. The well furnished units comprise one bedroom units sleeping 4 and two and three bedroom units sleeping 6. All units have fully equipped kitchens and satellite TV. Ground floor units have small gardens, second floor units have terraces and top floor units have rooftop terraces. Enjoy charming Calahonda with its wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment as well as a 9 hole golf course.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Squash, Sauna, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Spa, Car rental, Steam room, Nightclub, Restaurant

47


Club Bellasol South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 933119

Crown Resorts at Club Caronte South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932034

2965

Situated on Mijas-Costa, this resort has a swimming pool surrounded by sunbathing areas set in attractive gardens. The apartments are spacious and equipped with satellite TV. Apartments are two bedroom for up to 6 people, with some one bedroom units for 4 and studio units for 2. All units have marble floors and fitted kitchens as well as a fully tiled bathroom. Some units have balconies with views towards the pool. The resort has its own restaurant and is walking distance from the beach, a variety of watersports as well as a number of bars and restaurants. A number of supermarkets, banks, sports clubs and vibrant nightlife are just a short drive away.

Situated between Fuengirola and Marbella, this resort has a large swimming pool and lush gardens. Guests are free to enjoy the bar, restaurant, and live entertainment at Club Marbella nearby. Located around the gardens and swimming pool, the two bedroom apartments have fully equipped kitchens and most have balconies or patios. The beautiful Mijas mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the resort, and you can enjoy hiking and horse riding in the countryside or water skiing, windsurfing, boating and fishing from the nearby beaches. In the quaint towns you will find restaurants, shopping and lively nightlife.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Parking

Swimming pool, Car rental, Internet access

Miraflores Beach and Country Club South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 932411

2973

The Grangefield Oasis Club South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 931980

3833

Located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool at this lovely resort or find watersports, restaurants and shops nearby. The resort has studio and one, two, and three bedroom apartments that can sleep 2-8. All are nicely furnished and well maintained with some situated on the seafront while others meander up the hill to provide beautiful views of the sea or mountains. Apartments are air conditioned or have ceiling fans, and all have a well equipped kitchen, satellite TV, safe and terrace or balcony. Discover castles, palaces, a Roman theatre, the Picasso museum, a bullfighting ring and even a theme park during your stay.

Perched above the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol’s Marbella coast, Grangefield Oasis Club lives up to its name by offering an oasis of tranquillity, just far enough away from the main coastal road to be peaceful, yet close to the beach, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy the resort’s two outdoor pools, heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzis, tennis court, fitness centre, onsite restaurant and bar. Choose from one, two, or three bedroom units accommodating 4-8, all with telephone, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, dining area, living room, pool or garden view and furnished veranda or balcony.

Swimming pool, Golf-driving range, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Atlantic Club Campanario Calahonda South Coast - Mijas-Costa

48

2431

+34 952 933263

4826

Miraflores Rancho Club South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 930102

6889

Atlantic Club Campanario Calahonda is located midway between the towns of Fuengirola and Marbella. Built in typical Andalusian style, the units are set in mature gardens around beautiful interlinked swimming pools. Resort units are either three bedroom sleeping 8, two bedroom sleeping 6 or one bedroom sleeping 4. They have fully equipped kitchens with microwave, washing machine and satellite TV, as well as a small garden, a terrace or a rooftop terrace from which to enjoy the views. A wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the resort and there are a number of golf courses in the area.

Miraflores Rancho Club, situated between the lively towns of Marbella and Fuengirola, is located on 80 acres of land sloping gently down to the golden shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The host of onsite and nearby facilities includes tennis courts, swimming pools, bowling green, restaurants, shops and an 18-hole golf course. The beach, where there are a range of watersport activities, is within an easy walk. Choose from one, two and three bedroom units, each equipped with microwave, washing machine and satellite TV. The apartments are located throughout the Miraflores complex, boasting panoramic views of the mountains and the coastline.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Car rental, Childcare, Satellite TV


Miraflores Vacation Club South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 930102

1056

Miraflores Vacation Club is a thoughtfully planned development located on 80 acres of land sloping gently down to the golden shores of the Mediterranean Sea, between the lively towns of Marbella and Fuengirola. The host of onsite amenities includes tennis, swimming pools and an 18 hole golf course. It offers a wide range of seaview units in a setting of tropical gardens, fountains and waterfalls with a choice of studio units for 2-3 with partial kitchens and two bedroom units for 4-6 which have full kitchens including washing machine. The units are tastefully decorated and equipped with a satellite TV.

South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 461375

South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

1409

Located near the coastal town of Fuengirola, this resort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, affords stunning views of the Mediterranean and is just moments away from the golden beach. The resort offers two large swimming pools, a children’s pool, tennis courts, bars, restaurants and a host of other leisure amenities onsite. The resort’s beautifully appointed suites are decorated in a traditional Mediterranean style. Choose a studio, one, two or three bedroom unit which can accommodate between 2-8 people. All units feature a telephone, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette and bathroom, with some also having a balcony or terrace. Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Horse riding, Spa, Games room, Car rental

Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Heritage Resorts at Matchroom

Club La Costa at Marina del Sol

1867

Club La Costa at Marina Park South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

2430

Adjoining the beautiful Mijas golf courses near Fuengirola, this lovely resort has two outdoor pools and an indoor heated pool, and clubhouse facilities including gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, snooker room, bar and restaurant. The clean, modern units are spacious with panoramic views of the golf courses and mountains. Choose between one, two and three bedroom units with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Most balconies have plenty of sun with balconies that provide stunning sunsets. As well as the spectacular beaches of the Costa del Sol, there’s a range of activities to enjoy, including sailing, scuba diving, horse riding, and dolphin safaris.

Located at Mijas-Costa, close to Málaga, Marina Park enjoys spectacular views of the sea and mountains. Within walking distance of the beautiful beach, the resort boasts swimming pools, a Jacuzzi, bars, restaurants and extensive gardens. Choose from studio units for 1 and one bedroom units for 4 with partial kitchens, and two bedroom units for 6 with fully equipped kitchens. All units have washing machines, microwaves, electric heating, ceiling fans, satellite TV and a telephone. A short drive inland will bring you to pretty white villages, with a wine museum at nearby Ojén and historic monuments in Monda.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Games room, Car rental

Club La Costa at Marina Dorada South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

2953

Club La Costa at Sierra Marina South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

3220

The Marina Dorada apartments are in a secluded corner of Club La Costa at Marina del Sol, overlooking the Mediterranean to the south and the Sierra Mijas and distant Sierra Nevada to the north. The attractively furnished and decorated apartments are set in landscaped gardens complete with fountains and swimming pool. Onsite facilities include a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, bars, restaurants and a games room. Choose from two bedroom apartments sleeping 6 and three bedrooms sleeping 8 with fully equipped kitchens, satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, telephone and DVD. A variety of attractions for all the family are available nearby.

Located in Mijas-Costa on the Costa del Sol, this resort has facilities including a swimming pool and tennis court, and guests may also use a host of amenities at Marina del Sol including Jacuzzi, bars, restaurants, games room and children’s playground. The attractively furnished units comprise one bedroom sleeping 4 people and two bedroom sleeping 6, all with fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD and telephone. With its small whitewashed houses perched on the hillside, Mijas still retains much of its charm and many of its quaint traditions, including the donkey taxis that line the central plaza.

Swimming pool, Spa, Nightclub, Children’s activities, ATM, Film rental, Pool table

Swimming pool, Spa, Nightclub, Children’s activities, ATM, Film rental, Shuttle service, Pool table

49


Club La Costa at Las Farolas Royale South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669926

Club La Costa at Castillo del Rey South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

3732

This lovely resort is situated between the towns of Fuengirola and La Cala, a beautiful seaside village, and is the perfect place to laze by the spacious pool while soaking up the Mediterranean sun. The well furnished accommodation boasts a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy fantastic views of the Costa del Sol. Accommodation is comprised of two bedroom units sleeping 6 and three bedroom units sleeping 8, all with fully equipped kitchens including oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The units also benefit from air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, telephone and safe. In the village you can find shops, bars, restaurants, banks, chemists and a post office.

Club La Costa at Castillo del Rey is located within Urbanisation Marina del Sol, just outside the coastal town of Fuengirola. Facilities include three large swimming pools, tennis courts, bars and restaurants. The modern well furnished units have two bedrooms with marble floors and are equipped with heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD, telephone, washing machine and dishwasher. The resort overlooks the ruins of the famous Arabic castle ‘Sohail’, with the Mediterranean Sea to the front and mountains to the rear. Fuengirola is a bustling town with an open air market every Tuesday.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Games room, Playground

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Spa, Nightclub, Currency exchange

Club La Costa at Marina del Rey South Coast - Mijas-Costa

+34 952 669900

3733

Holiday Club Calahonda +34 670 674273

South Coast - Calahonda

3556

Club La Costa at Marina del Rey, which forms part of the Club La Costa group, is located in the Marina del Sol complex, just outside the bustling town of Fuengirola. The resort overlooks the Arabic castle “Sohail”, with the Mediterranean to the front and mountains to the rear. Facilities within Marina del Sol include two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, bars, restaurants, tennis courts, a games room and children’s playground. Choose from spacious and simply furnished one and two bedroom units that sleep from 2-6 people. Each air conditioned unit includes a kitchen with microwave, fridge, oven and dishwasher. Relax at the beautiful, peaceful beach a short distance away or sample the vibrant Costa del Sol nightlife.

Located within Calahonda, between Fuengirola and Marbella, these well equipped apartments have views of the distant hills and are set in mature gardens with a large freeform swimming pool and separate children’s pool. All of the tastefully decorated units have full kitchens and fireplaces. Nearby is a shopping centre with bars, restaurants and a 9 hole, par 3 golf course. Mijas is a typical Andalusian village, perched high above Mijas-Costa with spectacular views of the coast and surrounding heavily wooded mountains. Mijas is a web of narrow cobbled streets complete with terraces overflowing with geraniums and red tile roofs.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Spa, Nightclub, Currency exchange

Swimming pool, Car rental, Golf-driving range

Heritage Resorts Marbesa Club South Coast - Marbella

50

3599

+34 952 839190

0304

Jardines del Puerto South Coast - Marbella

+34 952 907620

1340

Marbesa Club is at the heart of the Costa del Sol, close to Marbella and the pretty port of Cabopino with its fine restaurants and popular sandy beach. Enjoy sightseeing in Marbella or shopping in nearby Málaga, after which you can plunge into one of two delightful pools, and there’s a separate children’s pool. This is the perfect place if you want a quiet resort with Spanish charm and simplicity. The units are compact and cosy, and comprise studios and one bedrooms sleeping up to 4, two bedrooms for 6, and three bedrooms up to 8, all equipped with either a partial or full kitchen, some with large dining tables. You’ll be steps away from the onsite grocery store and laundry facilities too.

Jardines del Puerto is a gentle stroll from the popular marina of Puerto Banús with its numerous bars, nightclubs, cinema, shopping centre and beach. In addition, the exclusive resort town of Marbella, with its bustling shops and vibrant entertainment and nightlife, is a short distance away. The resort’s welcoming pool is the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Accommodation is in a choice of studios for 2 people, one bedroom units for 4, two bedroom units for 6 and three bedroom units for 8. All units have heating and satellite TV, and the majority also have air conditioning. Some apartments also have washing machines.

Swimming pool, Spa, Car rental, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Childcare, ATM, Internet access, Parking


Royal Aloha Spain/RAVC South Coast - Marbella

+34 952 813248

1748

Heritage Resorts Club Playa Real South Coast - Marbella

+34 952 839190

4803

Relax in the sun of the Costa del Sol where the climate is subtropical and the atmosphere rich with Spanish heritage. This resort’s onsite amenities include an outdoor pool and tennis court. Choose from one bedroom units that sleep 4 and two bedroom units that sleep 6. All have mini kitchens and are air conditioned and heated, have telephone and hairdryers and additional ceiling fans in the bedrooms. Close by you will find outstanding beaches, a golf course, driving range, horse riding, range of watersports and a marina. Explore Nueva Andalusia or Marbella for a wide array of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

Within easy reach of the famous resort towns of Marbella and Puerto Banús, Club Playa Real occupies a superb beachfront position within the tranquil setting of Marbesa Village. Surrounded by luxury villas and numerous quaint beach bars and restaurants, the resort has direct access to the stunning sandy beaches. The finely decorated resort units comprise studios sleeping 2, one bedroom apartments sleeping 4, two bedroom sleeping 6, and three bedroom sleeping 8. All benefit from air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, DVD and full kitchens including fridge/ freezer and washing machine. The two and three bedroom units also have a dishwasher.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Air conditioning

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Club Bena Vista South Coast - Estepona

+34 952 885375

1464

Macdonald Villacana Resort South Coast - Estepona

+34 952 885892

1847

Club Bena Vista is set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the Costa del Sol. Experience the unique Andalusian architecture with whitewashed walls and terracotta tiled roofs. Bena Vista has its own shopping arcade complete with a supermarket, butcher and bakery. The spacious, luxurious apartments boast fully equipped kitchens, modern appliances, marble bathrooms and either a sun balcony or private garden backing on to relaxing pools. Take a five minute stroll and you are on the magnificent beach where you can soak up the sun, bathe in crystal clear waters and enjoy your choice of the many fine restaurants and café bars.

Situated close to Estepona and Marbella, the Villacana resort is part of a quiet, friendly village, near a superb sandy beach and provides squash and tennis courts, a sauna, Turkish bath, poolside restaurant and supermarket. The beautiful apartments have been built with an Andalusian Moorish influence. Many ground floor apartments have a private patio and first floor units have a rooftop sun deck. All have fully fitted kitchens, satellite TV and spacious bedrooms. Choose from studios sleeping 2 to three bedroom units sleeping 8. Close by you will find a host of leisure activities including fishing, waterparks, casinos, volleyball and watersports.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental

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Balearic Islands Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera are a striking group of islands anchored in the Mediterranean, radiating charm, excitement and hospitality, every bit as welcoming as the bright blue sky and sizzling Spanish sunshine. Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, has vivid coastlines with secluded bays, traditional old towns oozing with character and scenic hilltop villages bedecked with colourful plants. The island’s liveliest resorts are s’Arenal, Magaluf and Palma Nova, where you can enjoy a wide selection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Palma, the island’s capital, has a marvellous historic centre shaped by years of Roman, Byzantine and Moorish control. Its old town deserves an afternoon’s stroll and is beautifully accentuated by its famed cathedral. Mallorca’s northern resorts of Puerto Pollensa and Alcúdia sit on pretty ports alongside some of the finest beaches and coves on the island. Menorca is the most tranquil of the Balearic Islands. With 216 kilometres of coast, quiet beaches and coves, some of which you can

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often have all to yourself, the island attracts those looking for a quieter break. Picturesque Mahón is Menorca’s capital and retains a colonial feel with a beautiful natural harbour and a fortress, Fortaleza de la Mola, which was constructed in the 1850’s. On the west coast the town of Ciutadella stands in marked contrast to the beach resorts. With its fine square, Placa des Born lined with elegant buildings and a small but delightful harbour, it offers a taste of days gone by. For a taste of a traditional art, take a tour of one of the island’s famous Mahón cheese factories and sample some of the best quality cheese in Spain.


Torrent Bay Club Ibiza - San Antonio Abad

+34 971 342558

1418

Located in San Antonio Abad, the Torrent Bay Club is a short hop across the bay from lively San Antonio. Soak up the sun on the peaceful beach during the day and enjoy the vibrant party atmosphere of San Antonio at night. The warm shallow waters are popular with families, and you can enjoy the beach bars as well as the island’s delicious fish dishes. The spacious resort rooms offer balcony or terrace views, with one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6. All units offer microwave and kitchen facilities. There are onsite laundry facilities, car rental and a snack bar, as well as swimming pools for all the family.

Menorca Puerto de Alcudia

Mahon

Swimming pool, Mini golf, Car rental, Laundry facilities, Internet access

Ses Fontanellas Plaza Ibiza - San Antonio Abad

Mallorca

+34 971 345757

2836

Palma de Mallorca Llucmajor

Santanyí

Ibiza

San Antonio Abad Santa Eulària des Riu Port des Torrent San José

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25

50 Km

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Pictured clockwise from left: Sea views at Formentor cape in Mallorca; Cala Pregonda beach in Menorca; Palma’s stunning cathedral; sail boat on the turquoise waters of Mallorca

This resort is situated close to the sea and the lively town of San Antonio, one of Ibiza’s most popular holiday hot spots, where you can enjoy the new promenade, safe, shallow waters of the bay and fantastic beaches that are just a short ferry ride away. Each year, the coast, with its secluded coves and sandy beaches, attracts windsurfing and diving enthusiasts. Resort facilities include a bar, restaurant, and swimming pool, and units comprise studios for 2 with single beds, one bedroom units for 4, two bedroom units for 6 and three bedroom units for 8. All kitchens are equipped with electric hob, fridge and microwave, and units also have satellite TV, hair dryer and telephone.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Car rental

World famous Ibiza offers something for every visitor. Although renowned for its trendy clubs and party nights, the island offers so much more, including outstanding scenery, golden beaches gently shelving into the deliciously blue sea and some of the most mesmerising sunsets. Ibiza’s party crowds are drawn to San Antonio and Ibiza Town, but the island’s other resorts such as Santa Eulària des Riu and Playa d’en Bossa are good for families. While there are also plenty of quiet locations where you can escape and truly relax such as Cala Vadella and Cala Comte. From Ibiza don’t miss the traditional charm of neighbouring Formentera, just a short ferry ride away.

Marina Palace Ibiza - Port des Torrent

+34 971 344390

4183

Situated on the northwest coast of picturesque Ibiza, adjacent to the lively town of San Antonio, Marina Palace puts you close to quality restaurants, discos, boutiques and gift shops. Facilities include a sensational pool, gym and tennis courts. Activities include diving, fishing, hiking, billiards, a children’s playground and darts as well as the use of a fully equipped games room. Resort services include bicycle rental, car rental, currency exchange and internet services. The resort’s one bedroom units sleep 4 and two bedroom units sleep 6 and are all fully equipped. Relax on your terrace while you enjoy the spectacular sunsets over San Antonio Bay. Swimming pool, Fishing, Games room, Tennis, Entertainment, Boating, Car rental

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Aldea Bonsai Ibiza - Santa Eulària des Riu

+34 692 739621

Las Terrazas de Cala Codolar Ibiza - San José

+34 971 806149

2727

Aldea Bonsai is situated in Santa Eulària des Riu and built in the style of a Spanish Village surrounding a shimmering pool. The two storey terraced houses are divided into apartments and are set in charming gardens with romantic, meandering pathways, set against the backdrop of a beautiful beach. Studios sleep 2, one bedroom units sleep 4 and two bedroom units sleep 6, and are attractively furnished. Ibiza offers plenty of attractions and gorgeous scenery to make your holiday memorable, with beautiful beaches, enchanting countryside, historic churches and culture. At the famous hippy markets, you can buy exotic batik wraps, locally designed clothing and a variety of East Asian silver jewellery.

With breathtaking views across the Mediterranean, Las Terrazas de Cala Codolar has become a destination of choice. All units feature a large terrace where guests can enjoy the stunning vistas. The inviting pool is steps away and the white sandy beach just a short stroll. The two bedroom units offer guests privacy and comfort and are fully equipped with a kitchen, microwave and washing machine. Windsurfing, water skiing and sailing are all available and the diving and snorkelling are renowned. Ibiza’s nightlife is legendary, where guests can savour the local cuisine or dance the night away under the stars.

Swimming pool, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Fishing, Boating, Car rental

Onagrup Club Mediterranean Cala Pi Mallorca - Llucmajor

+34 971 123010

2967

Garden Lago Mallorca - Puerto de Alcudia

+34 971 890960

2947

Onagrup Club Mediterranean Cala Pi is a beautiful Spanish resort set among landscaped gardens above one of Mallorca’s unspoilt sandy coves. Everything you need to relax and enjoy life is here, including two swimming pools, whirlpool, restaurant, children’s playground, bar and live entertainment. The units are beautifully designed, clean and comfortable with fully equipped kitchens, dining and living areas, with ground floor rooms having access to gardens. Mallorca is rich in history, diversity and warm hospitality. Perfect for those who want to explore by bicycle or rent a car to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and cosmopolitan villages for shopping, incredible food and nightlife.

Garden Lago is located in Puerto de Alcudia, one of the most attractive areas in Mallorca with beautiful beaches, coves, and cliffs. Just minutes from the main street with access to lots of bars and restaurants, it remains peaceful and relaxing. Facilities include a children’s and adults’ swimming pool, whirlpool, gym, restaurant and a currency exchange service. All apartments are decorated to a high standard and are well equipped, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, sleeping 4-8 with TV offering English, French, and German programmes. The historic town of Alcudia nearby abounds with Roman and Moorish influences.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Playground, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

Onagrup Club Aucanada Mallorca - Puerto de Alcudia

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2597

+34 971 548511

2821

Club Cala de Mar Mallorca - Santanyí

+34 971 643415

3828

Situated just minutes from the island capital Palma, this resort has a Spanish village atmosphere and is set in tropical gardens with three pools, a comfortable bar, restaurant and a convenient mini market. The two or three bedroom villa apartments are spacious and stylishly furnished and feature air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens with microwave, washing machine, iron, hair dryer, TV, telephone and breathtaking views from your balcony or patio. The nearest village is the beautiful Puerto de Alcudia, home to one of the world’s great beaches. Along the white sandy coastline you can enjoy a variety of watersports under the Spanish sun.

Club Cala de Mar is located on the southeast coast of Mallorca. Cala D’or is an internationally renowned tourist area, famous for its unique ‘Ibicenco’ architecture of low white buildings, surrounded by coastal pine trees. The natural harbour of Cala Llonga is one of the most modern yacht marinas on the island, while the village centre offers a number of fine international restaurants, shops and cafés. The resort offers a choice of studios for 2 people, one bedroom units for 4 and two bedroom units for 6. The kitchens are well equipped with fridge, oven, microwave, washing machine, heating, air conditioning, TV and telephone.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Currency exchange, Car rental

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental


Canary Islands “Let the sun shine” really should be the mantra of the Canary Islands, for they are among the sunniest destinations in Europe.

The islands are blessed with year round sunshine due to their enviable location – to the south of Spain and west of northern Africa. There are seven islands, each created by thousands of years of volcanic activity, but four – Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura – have become tourist favourites.

Tenerife is the star of the group – the largest island with something for everyone – nature lovers, party animals, hikers, culture aficionados, and children.

The reasons are clear – long sunny days, delightful sandy beaches and coves, an abundance of things to see and do, and great nightlife. The islands are also renowned for offering excellent golf facilities and some of the best dive spots in the world. They also have a host of more unusual activities including enjoying a meal cooked in the heart of a volcano, hiking lava tubes, star gazing and swimming in natural rock pools.

Then there’s Lanzarote – the island perhaps shaped most recently by volcanic eruptions, leaving it with the most distinctive landscape. While Fuerteventura’s white sands beckon even the most discerning of beach lovers.

But each island has an individual character, so why visit just one, when you can see them all?

Gran Canaria meanwhile blends its rugged landscape with golden sand dunes and pretty little harbour side towns.

Among the islands’ little known treasures are excellent food and drink – particularly the award-winning wines they produce.

Pictured top to bottom: the desert-like dunes of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria; a female hiker on mountain path in Tenerife; Church in Puerto del Rosario; hot green and red mojo sauce

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Tenerife As familiar as it is warm, Tenerife remains an island with the potential to surprise you. You may know the welcoming beach resorts of its southern and western coasts and Mount Teide – the awesome power at the island’s heart – but there’s still much to discover on this unusual Atlantic paradise.

Pictured clockwise from this page: Teleferico cable-car gondola going up to the peak of Teide volcano; enjoying the sights of Tenerife; Playa de Las Teresitas; winding mountain road in Tenerife; Hawksbill Turtle swims over coral reef


It’s here, under clear, inky skies that star gazing tours reveal the universe in one of the world’s best spots for astronomy.

The south is where most of Tenerife’s action takes place, with quiet family resorts such as Callao Salvaje and Los Gigantes giving way to more lively destinations like Los Cristianos and the party town of Playa de las Americas. Both are packed with restaurants, bars and a variety of exciting nightlife.

Though Mount Teide is often thought of as the jewel in Tenerife’s crown, the island has many other attractions including rainforests in Anaga, the dramatic gorge at Masca and Teno Natural Park featuring ancient forests.

The southern coast has stretches of black and golden sand beaches, perfect places to relax and recharge the batteries, especially if you’ve had a late one the night before.

Heading north, Tenerife’s history and heritage is on show in Garachico and La Orotava, while capital Santa Cruz has shopping, great restaurants and classical and contemporary musical performances at the Tenerife Auditorium.

Fashionistas are well catered for in Adeje’s trendy shops and its seafront promenade offers a great place for a refreshing walk or a backdrop for cocktails at sunset.

The popular town of Puerto de la Cruz was Tenerife’s first tourist resort. It’s lost none of its charm and has traditional Canarian wooden balconies adorning many of its buildings, while in its main square green parrots dart from palm to palm. But if you want to see more parrots and other incredible animals, zoo and conservation centre Loro Parque is well worth a visit, as is the floral splendour of the town’s botanical gardens.

If you want a little more action, you’ll find it in the form of watersports, theme parks and bustling bars in which to party the night away. Tenerife’s interior is well worth a visit. Winding roads yield traditional towns and villages, and as you climb to the highest peak in Spain the landscape changes every mile. Mount Teide is a treasure trove of natural attractions – pine forests give way to a strangely lunar like landscape, and the summit is often covered in snow.

Insider tips:

Tenerife Norte Santa Ursula

• Discover green turtles, seahorses and Harlequin crabs as you help preserve Tenerife’s marine environment with Ocean Dreams Factory.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz

TENERIFE

Los Gigantes

• Don’t miss Tenerife’s former capital La Laguna where brightly coloured centuries’ old buildings hide delightful patios and a captivating history.

Puerto de Santiago Guía de Isora Callao Salvaje

Adeje

La Caleta Playa de las Americas Los Cristianos

San Miguel de Abona Tenerife Sur

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Golf del Sur Las Galletas

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La Quinta Park Santa Ursula

+34 922 300266

Club Casablanca Puerto de la Cruz

+34 922 371814

1668

La Quinta Park is in the north of Tenerife close to the main wine producing area of Santa Ursula and offers spectacular views of Puerto de la Cruz and Mount Teide. There is a regular free bus service to access all the holiday attractions of Puerto de la Cruz, while onsite you can relax in the resort’s attractive flower filled gardens that surround the apartments and facilities, which include an extensively equipped gym. There is also a swimming pool and health and sports centre that includes sauna, Jacuzzi and aqua therapy. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens.

Club Casablanca is situated on a pleasant, rolling hill in the fashionable La Paz district of Puerto de la Cruz on the northwest coast of Tenerife and within easy reach of the town’s attractions, such as the beautiful seafront and lido, restaurants, shops and a wide choice of entertainment. The resort’s onsite amenities include a swimming pool with a children’s section, fashionable shops, games room, snack bar and the island’s first bowling green. Nearby are a sauna and gym. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-8, with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Complimentary shuttle service

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room

Club Tarahal

The Harbour Club

Puerto de la Cruz

+34 922 372406

2063

Los Gigantes

+34 922 862273

1525

Club Tarahal is situated in the La Paz area of Puerto de la Cruz, not far from the Botanical Gardens. Within a few minutes’ walk you’ll find shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The beach and facilities for fishing, tennis, squash and golf are all within walking distance. This compact resort has a small heated roof top swimming pool surrounded by sun terraces that offer lovely views over the sea to the impressive lido complex for which Puerto de la Cruz is famous. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens. Please note this resort is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Located on the southwest coast of Tenerife in the relaxed village of Los Gigantes, and its famous cliffs, The Harbour Club is well appointed in the centre of the village close to a selection of bars, shops and restaurants. There is a small sandy beach, lido and harbour with a range of watersports within a short walk, and a sports centre is located nearby with mini golf and tennis. The resort has an onsite swimming pool, and most of its apartments enjoy a spectacular view of the cliffs and the island of La Gomera. There is a choice of one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and balconies.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental

Las Rosas Puerto de Santiago

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2816

+34 922 861086

0962

El Marqués Puerto de Santiago

+34 922 860918

1698

With a prime location on the southwest coast of Tenerife, Las Rosas offers peace and relaxation for its visitors but is also just a ten minute walk from the lively town of Los Gigantes, which boasts a marina, small beach, shops, bars and restaurants. The hillside position gives the resort superb views across the sea to the magnificent cliffs after which the town is named, while onsite amenities include heated swimming pool, children’s pool, mini market, bar, restaurant and TV lounge. The resort’s apartments are all nestled between the pool and the sea, and comprise one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens.

El Marqués retains the charm and intimacy of a traditional Spanish village, with white washed, red roofed units situated in tiers, snuggled on a hillside ten minutes’ walk from the lively town of Los Gigantes, which offers a variety of attractions. The resort’s onsite amenities include a swimming pool, children’s pool, restaurant, snack bar, hairdresser, games room, playground and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, all equipped with a full kitchen, including microwave. Please note this resort may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Playground


Vigilia Park Puerto de Santiago

+34 922 860590

2802

Club la Mar Puerto de Santiago

+34 922 862257

3055

Set in Puerto de Santiago at the heart of Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena, this resort offers easy access to all the holiday attractions of the area, including boating and fishing trips from the marina and Los Cristianos port, as well as being the ideal place to relax. Vigilia Park offers amazing scenery and a variety of facilities including swimming pools, fitness centre, solarium, snack bar, table tennis, mini golf and a shopping centre featuring electronic outlets, pharmacy, souvenir shops, perfumery, art galleries and restaurants. Apartments at the resort range from studio to three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with partial kitchens.

Club la Mar is situated in the picturesque fishing village of Puerto de Santiago on the west coast of Tenerife, just a five minute walk from the lovely sandy beach at Playa de la Arena, as well as local attractions including shops, bars and restaurants. Nearby attractions and facilities also include tennis and squash courts and a range of watersports. The resort is a perfect place to kick back and relax, with beautifully furnished apartments each with their own sun terrace that offers stunning views of the town or the onsite swimming pool. The resort’s recently renovated one and two bedroom apartments sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Table Tennis, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Salon

Club El Marqués Puerto de Santiago

+34 922 860918

4828

El Marqués Palace Puerto de Santiago

+34 922 867438

5864

Club El Marqués is on the southwest coast of Tenerife in a sun trapped bay just ten minutes’ walk from the pretty town of Los Gigantes with its stunning cliffs, attractive beach and marina. The resort has the charm and intimacy of a traditional Spanish village with white painted, red roofed units set in tiers down a hillside. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, games room, salon and entertainment, while accommodation is in one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens. Facilities for tennis, squash, boating, fishing, water skiing and scuba diving are all available nearby. Please note this resort may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties due to the number of steps.

El Marqués Palace is located near the cliffs of Los Gigantes and within walking distance of a lovely beach where activity options include water skiing, scuba diving and boating. Golf courses, gym, casino, grocery store, medical facility and restaurants are nearby, while the resort offers a number of onsite amenities including swimming pool, children’s pool, tennis, squash, sauna and snack bar. Amenities include car rental services, lift, and a snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and a balcony overlooking the sea or poolside.

Swimming pool, Games room, Grocery shop, Spa, Entertainment

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Car rental

Club Meliá at Palacio de Isora Guía de Isora

+34 922 869000

A837

Pearly Grey Ocean Club Callao Salvaje

+34 922 743900

1786

Set amid the picturesque shoreline of Guía de Isora on the southern coast of Tenerife, this resort was envisioned as a great palace of pavilions, towers and gardens by world renowned architect Alvaro Sans. Palacio de Isora traces the contours of the shoreline at the base of majestic Mount Teide, and makes for a holiday escape or base to explore the attractions of Tenerife. Savour meals in candlelit courtyards, luxuriate in Venetian tiled swimming pools or swim to the horizon in the saltwater infinity pool, reflecting the sea and sky. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units sleeping 3-7, with partial kitchens.

Pearly Grey Ocean Club offers comfortably furnished apartments, all with a balcony and some with spectacular ocean views. Onsite there is a heated swimming pool with sun terraces, a children’s playground area, and an inviting restaurant and bar, as well as a health club that includes a sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Close to the resort are tennis facilities as well as scuba diving, and a local bus runs to the seaside beach complexes of Playa de las Americas and Los Gigantes. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and balconies.

Beach, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Car rental

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WimPen Sueño Azul Callao Salvaje

+34 922 741131

1856

Callao Salvaje

+34 922 740376

2232

A self contained village style resort, Sueño Azul, or ‘Blue Dream’, is situated halfway between picturesque Los Gigantes and the lively resort of Playa de las Americas. Only 26km from the airport, it provides an ideal base from which to explore all Tenerife has to offer, including the nearby town of Callao Salvaje, where there are supermarkets, shops and a wide choice of bars and restaurants. Evenings can also be enjoyed at Sueño Azul’s poolside bar, relaxing with a cool drink under warm skies. Nearby hotels provide evening cabaret entertainment and discos. The resort’s luxury three bedroom villas all sleep 6 and have full kitchens.

Callao Garden offers a relaxing, soothing atmosphere in a large, elegant resort complex where you can stroll through lovely manicured gardens and take a dip in one of four swimming pools. The resort is idyllically located on the southwest side of Tenerife perfect for windsurfing, scuba diving, boating and fishing. There are also shops, restaurants, golf courses and health clubs nearby. Onsite facilities include two restaurants, live entertainment, bar, grocery store, tennis courts, squash and a mini golf course. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and a terrace or balcony.

Swimming pool, Playground, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Volleyball, Squash, Mini golf, Entertainment

Apartamentos Tropical Park Callao Salvaje

+34 922 740407

2403

Located on the southwest coast of Tenerife, Apartamentos Tropical Park is a resort with amenities, activities and services for all the family. Here you can relax in the pool, hot tub or Jacuzzi after a day of fun in the sun, order a massage from the in house masseur or take to the court for a game of tennis or racquetball. The resort also has its own restaurant, poolside snack bar and disco pub with live entertainment. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep up to 8, with full kitchen facilities. Island attractions in Tenerife include ecological parks and aquariums, six excellent golf courses, water theme parks, nightlife and boat trips. Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Squash, Scuba diving, Sauna, Car rental

Parque del Sol Beach Club Adeje

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Callao Garden

+34 922 712672

Maeva Clubhotel Marazul del Sur Adeje

+34 922 740826

0562

Located near the southwest coast and now under French management, this resort offers pleasant accommodation, excellent facilities including two restaurants and choice of bars, but above all holidaymakers will appreciate the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. The Clubhotel is located in Adeje with easy access to the coast and attractions of Tenerife, but you’ll also be tempted to stay onsite to enjoy amenities including two swimming pools and tennis courts. The simply furnished one and two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6 and have full kitchens as well as a balcony with terrace furniture.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Salon, Restaurant, Car rental

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Royal Sunset Beach Club Adeje

+34 922 712942

2381

Only 20 minutes’ walk from Playa de las Americas, Parque del Sol offers easy access to the beaches and cosmopolitan attractions of one of Tenerife’s holiday hot spots, or relax onsite and enjoy a host of amenities for all the family. The resort is part of a large complex consisting of town houses with balconies overlooking landscaped gardens and also offers ocean front views. Its facilities include swimming pool with wet bar, Jacuzzi, clubhouse featuring a gym and two saunas, crazy golf, children’s playground and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, with full or partial kitchens.

Royal Sunset Beach Club consists of superbly furnished units located close to Tenerife’s beautiful Fañabe beach area in an environment that is peaceful yet still close to the exciting resort of Playa de las Americas. The Club consists of Tenerife style dwellings with large balconies or terraces surrounding a vast sun terrace with a freeform pool and a palm thatched bar at its centre. Onsite facilities include a private clubhouse with a bar, lounge, restaurant, gym, squash courts and sauna. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. There are a number of ground floor units for disabled guests.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Games room, Car rental

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental


Puerto Colon Club Adeje

+34 922 714161

2424

Regency Beach Club Adeje

+34 922 712113

2550

With breathtaking views of the nearby marina, the Puerto Colon Club is a charming seaside resort with easy access to the nearby beach. Enjoy the golden sunshine as you lounge by the outdoor pool or relax in the warm soothing waters of the Jacuzzi. This resort is perfectly situated near many of the island’s activities and attractions, with restaurants, shops, golf, tennis and fishing nearby. You can also visit the town of Adeje, with its restaurants, bars and boutiques. For even more excitement you can visit Siam Park, the largest water park in Europe. The resort’s accommodation comprises studios to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens.

Regency Beach Club is a beautiful resort with incredible architecture and lusciously landscaped grounds overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and very close to the beach. The exciting resort of Playa de las Americas, with attractions ranging from fishing and boating to shops, bars, restaurants and live entertainment, is only minutes away, though you might choose to stay onsite and enjoy the resort’s swimming pool with terrace and poolside bar. There’s also a restaurant and activities such as badminton, table tennis and billiards. Accommodation comprises spacious one, two or three bedroom suites sleeping 4-8, with full kitchens and many with terraces.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Laundry services

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

La Pinta Beach Club Adeje

+34 922 714969

2568

Club La Costa at the Paradise Club Adeje

+34 922 712620

2701

Ideally situated on the beachfront in the Torviscas area of Playa de las Americas with access to all the local attractions, La Pinta Beach Club is a perfect retreat with sun terraces that offer tremendous views of the harbour and sea. You can also enjoy onsite amenities including a swimming pool, children’s pool, playground area, squash court, games room and reading room, as well as indoor and outdoor restaurants. Accommodation comprises spacious studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens and most with balconies and sea views. Away from the beaches there is much to explore in Tenerife, including Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide.

Nestled in the scenic hills of Tenerife, this resort is conveniently located minutes away from the lively tourist centre of Playa de las Americas, with the beach, watersports, shopping and aquapark all close by. The superb onsite facilities include heated swimming pools, Jacuzzi, separate children’s pools, playground, mini golf, fitness centre, squash court, entertainment, two restaurants and a choice of bars. There is also a grocery store and laundry facilities, and Club La Costa provides a range of activities throughout the day and evening for the whole family. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with full or partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Squash, Restaurant, Games room, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Regency Heights at Neptuno Adeje

+34 922 712113

3056

Club La Costa at Monterey Adeje

+34 922 751452

4433

Set on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and near the exciting nightlife of Playa de las Americas, the Regency Heights at Neptuno is the perfect base for your holiday in Tenerife. Siam Park, several restaurants, tennis, golf, supermarkets and a shopping centre are only minutes away, while the local beaches offer a variety of watersports including water skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing. The resort’s amenities include swimming pool, pool bar, children’s pool and badminton court, while the onsite restaurant serves excellent meals. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full or partial kitchens.

With landscaped gardens featuring waterfalls, palm trees and flowers, Club La Costa at Monterey is perfect for a relaxing holiday. The resort offers superb facilities with something for everyone, including swimming pools, children’s pools, kids’ playgrounds and internet access. There is also a health and fitness club with squash court, and golf, tennis, watersports, fishing and horse riding can all be arranged. The restaurants and nightspots offer live entertainment or you can have a quiet night in with a DVD and a takeaway. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-8, with full kitchens and private terraces offering sea views.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental

Swimming pool, Squash, Jacuzzi, Car rental

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Sundream Vacation Club @ Island Village Adeje

+34 922 715321

C229

La Caleta

+34 922 719046

2438

Sundream Vacation Club @ Island Village is situated in the upper part of San Eugenio Alto just minutes from Playa de las Americas, which has an array of holiday attractions. The resort is within walking distance of the beach, and other nearby facilities include Golf Las Americas, Siam Park and Aqualand Waterparks as well as shops, bars and restaurants. There are two swimming pools within the resort complex, while accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens and Jacuzzis. Please note the resort is situated on a hillside so not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

The Altamira Club is ideally located for the perfect holiday, with a walkway connecting the resort to the varied attractions of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos, and a sandy beach only minutes away. Golf enthusiasts can tee off on a pristine course just 1.5km from the resort, and there is also boating and fishing nearby. You can also enjoy all the glamour of a casino less than 5km from the resort. The resort’s onsite facilities include beautiful gardens, a large swimming pool, heated children’s pool, restaurant, snack bar and grocery store. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens and balconies with sea and pool views.

Restaurant, Car rental, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Fishing, Boating, Car rental

Club El Beril La Caleta

+34 922 719011

2972

Peacefully situated to the north of Playa de las Americas just steps away from the magnificent beach, impressive shops, exciting restaurants and island nightlife, Club El Beril is close to everything you need for the holiday of a lifetime. Spend a day on the beach, discover the wonders of diving and snorkelling, play world class golf courses, sail the islands or even try your luck at the casino. The resort offers panoramic views and amenities including swimming pool, children’s pool, laundry, medical facilities and car rental. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom villa apartments that sleep 2-6, with partial or full kitchens.

Sunset Bay at Torviscas Playa de las Americas

+34 922 714003

Palm Beach Club Playa de las Americas

+34 922 792100

0803

Palm Beach Club is situated in front of the main beach in Playa de las Americas in the centre of town, and is perfectly located for all the attractions of this holiday hot spot, from the sea and coast to a wide selection of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The resort, which is ideal for all ages, also has its own onsite shopping centre, supermarket, swimming pool, restaurants and three bars with day and evening entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-8, with full or partial kitchens and many with sea views. For a great day out, try a fishing or dolphin watching trip on one of the island’s many tourist boats. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Fishing, Car rental

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Altamira Club

1193

Club Olympus at Garden City Playa de las Americas

+34 922 795584

1608

Located on a hill with lovely views, Sunset Bay is five minutes from the beach and a variety of attractions and pursuits. Here you can go windsurfing or horse riding, play at the casinos, visit Puerto Colon marina or shop and dine in the popular holiday hot spot of Playa de las Americas. The resort itself has a variety of amenities including a pool and children’s pool, grocery store and laundry services, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation is in spacious apartments ranging from studio to three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, with partial or full kitchens and are cleaned three days a week.

Club Olympus offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and beautiful garden setting just minutes from the lively tourist centre of Playa de las Americas. Here you’ll find the comfort and convenience of a cosy retreat amid all the activities the area has to offer. The resort features a pool with a bar and restaurant, heated pool, clubhouse, kids’ club, fitness centre, sauna and sunbathing terraces. Club Olympus also provides fun activities throughout the day and evening for the whole family. Accommodation is in spacious apartments, which range from studios to two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full or partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental


The Regency Club Tenerife Playa de las Americas

+34 922 712113

1658

Sunset Harbour Club Playa de las Americas

+34 922 714630

1759

With a backdrop of the island’s volcano Mount Teide and National Park, The Regency Club Tenerife is located in Torviscas, an easy stroll away from Playa de las Americas, where attractions range from beaches and boating to shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The resort itself has a swimming pool and garden areas from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the coast and neighbouring island of La Gomera. Other onsite amenities include a spa and sauna. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 10, with partial or full kitchens and most have terraces with sea views.

Sunset Harbour Club is located just a few minutes from the shops, restaurants, and exciting nightlife of Playa de las Americas, one of Tenerife’s most popular holiday hot spots. The resort is close to the exclusive Puerto Colon marina, and you can enjoy all the facilities of the harbour, including Torviscas beach. Onsite facilities include a snack bar, Jacuzzi, swimming pool with its own bar, children’s play area with paddling pool. There’s a range of restaurants and shops nearby, as well as tennis and squash courts. The resort’s units are built in typical Andalusian style, and range from studio to two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Entertainment, Car rental

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Beverly Hills Club Los Cristianos

+34 922 792611

1442

Los Claveles Los Cristianos

+34 922 794864

2174

Set in tropical gardens just 1.5km from the sandy beaches, shops, bars and restaurants of Los Cristianos, the Beverly Hills Club offers a great escape as well as easy access to the varied holiday attractions of Tenerife. Built in traditional Andalusian style, the apartments are set amid gardens filled with exotic subtropical flora and fauna, while the onsite amenities include swimming pool, squash, tennis, bowling alley, sauna, beauty salon and children’s club. There is also a restaurant, bar and nightclub with live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with full or partial kitchens.

Situated in the beautiful foothills of Los Cristianos about 1.5km from the beach, Los Claveles offers the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway or a family holiday. The resort offers a heated swimming pool, overlooked by the poolside bar and restaurant, as well as a children’s pool. The resort has a small supermarket onsite and you can also enjoy tennis and live entertainment as well as take advantage of the close proximity to shopping, restaurants and watersports in Los Cristianos. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments for up to 6, with full kitchens and large patios with sun loungers.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Nightclub, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Club Tenerife Los Cristianos

+34 922 795786

2389

Beverly Hills Heights Los Cristianos

+34 922 752316

2398

Set on a hillside near the busy fishing village of Los Cristianos, Club Tenerife offers the ideal holiday, complete with swimming, sailing, watersports and fishing. Restaurants, golf, tennis, shopping, horse riding, waterparks, sightseeing excursions, casino and nightlife are all nearby, and visitors can also enjoy day trips by ferry from Los Cristianos harbour to the island of La Gomera. Onsite the resort features a swimming pool and a pool bar, laundry facilities, mini market and games room. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens, dining areas and terraces.

Beverly Hills Heights is located about 1.5km from the sandy beach and attractions of Los Cristianos, with a variety of restaurants and bars surrounding the resort. There’s a free shuttle bus service into town, but you might prefer to stay onsite, where shady patios and lush vegetation offer the perfect environment to completely unwind. The quiet swimming pool and tranquil Patio Bar add to the experience, while guests seeking a livelier environment can enjoy all the facilities of Beverly Hills Club (1442). Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial or full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Poolside bar, Laundry services, Mini market, Games room

Swimming pool, Car rental, Bar, Shuttle service

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Hollywood Mirage Club Los Cristianos

+34 922 751915

Chayofa Country Club Los Cristianos

+34 922 729595

3595

Situated on a hillside in the south of Tenerife, Hollywood Mirage Club is a resort where guests can enjoy the year round sunny climate and the peace and quiet of Los Cristianos, as well as access the island’s livelier attractions. The resort’s architecture is designed to recall an age of travel grandeur while offering many modern amenities including a swimming pool and sports centre that includes squash courts, gym, table tennis, a Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. There is also a nightclub and onsite entertainment. The luxurious apartments range from studios to four bedroom penthouses sleeping 2-10, with full or partial kitchens.

Chayofa Country Club is located in an attractive area of southern Tenerife where you can have the best of both worlds, spectacular views of the mountains and yet just a few minutes’ drive from the sea and the island’s varied holiday attractions. The resort’s facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, sauna, hot tub, hairdresser and beautician. There is also a restaurant onsite, and all of the studio, one and two bedroom apartments, which sleep 2-6, have full kitchens. Please note that access to all units is by stairs so this resort may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Squash, Entertainment, Nightclub, Games room

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

The Regency Country Club

The Villas at Chayofa Country Club

+34 922 729200

Los Cristianos

5289

Los Cristianos

+34 922 729595

6813

The Regency Country Club is a peaceful, exclusive resort situated in Chayofa just five minutes from the popular town of Los Cristianos. A host of attractions are nearby, including tennis and squash, golf and the beach, water skiing, windsurfing, boating, shopping and a casino. The resort’s design is inspired by the exotic island of Bali, and onsite facilities include an infinity pool with spectacular panoramic views, children’s pool, exercise room, Jacuzzi, grocery store, snack bar and one of the best restaurants in the Canary Islands. Accommodation comprises spacious one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens and balconies.

The Villas at Chayofa Country Club is located in Arona, an attractive area of southern Tenerife where you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains but still be within a few minutes’ drive of the sea, as well as the attractions of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas. Ideal for a relaxing break, the resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool and children’s pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, sauna, hot tub, hairdresser, beautician and a restaurant. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom villas sleeping 6-8, with full kitchens. The three bedroom units also have private pools.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Cinema, Car rental

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Club Marina

Fairways Club

Las Galletas

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2429

+34 922 731350

2378

San Miguel de Abona

+34 922 708152

2117

Located on Tenerife’s south coast, Club Marina is in an ideal spot from which to explore the attractions of the island, but offers so many facilities you’ll be tempted to stay onsite throughout your holiday. Here you’ll find a large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, solarium and pool bar. Youngsters can enjoy the games room and children’s pool, while adults can dance the night away at Koko Bongo nightclub located under the resort. There’s also a restaurant, diving school, beauty salon and supermarket. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens and balconies.

It’s easy to leave your cares behind when gazing at gracefully swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters at this lovely family resort. Relax and be pampered with a massage or nail treatment at the onsite spa, sip a cocktail while enjoying nightly entertainment or taking a dip in the large heated swimming pool. Scuba diving lessons, themed barbecues and children’s clubs will fill the day with new and exciting adventures. The spacious accommodation comprises apartments offering views of Mount Teide, the Atlantic Ocean or the swimming pool. The studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleep 2-8, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Nightclub, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Jacuzzi, Currency exchange, Waterpark, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room


Elite Apartments at Fairways Club San Miguel de Abona

+34 922 708152

3596

Golf Park Golf del Sur

+34 922 738098

2569

Built in typical Andalusian style architecture, this resort is located within the Amarilla Golf and Country Club complex, famous for its impressive golf course that borders the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated in a quiet area on the sunny south side of the island, and boasts a variety of onsite facilities including a large heated swimming pool with pool bar and an adjacent clubhouse restaurant. You can also enjoy a stroll through the lovely water gardens stocked with turtles, fish and tropical palm trees. Accommodation comprises spacious, one, two, and three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens and terraces.

Located some 19km from the popular holiday hot spot of Playa de las Americas on the expansive Golf del Sur urbanization close to the course itself, Golf Park is the ideal resort for sporting guests as well as those seeking a relaxing break. The beach is only 6km away, and there’s a swimming pool and tennis courts onsite, as well as a grocery store, restaurant, bar and entertainment. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. Golf tee times can be booked prior to arrival. Access to units is by stairs so the resort is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental

Sunset View Club Golf del Sur

+34 922 738763

2749

Royal Tenerife Country Club Golf del Sur

+34 922 738302

3061

Sunset View Club is a small development situated close to a magnificent golf complex on the southern tip of Tenerife, the perfect place to enjoy the island’s year round sunshine. The resort is located in a quiet area away from the buzzing nightlife of Playa de las Americas and offers spectacular views of Mount Teide and the sea. Activities available nearby include golf, tennis, squash courts, windsurfing and scuba diving, while the resort’s onsite amenities include a swimming pool, children’s pool, pool bar, snack bar and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Royal Tenerife Country Club is an upscale resort set against rising hills and the lush green fairways of the international 27 hole Golf del Sur development. The superb facilities make it an ideal resort for couples or families. Onsite amenities include a tropical island snack bar in the centre of a vast swimming pool, and there are two other pools, including one where children have their own entertainer. The nearest beach is only a short distance, with fine restaurants and some of the island’s most scenic villages also nearby. The spacious one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Poolside bar, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Jacuzzi, Currency exchange, Table tennis, Car rental

Sunningdale Village at Club La Costa Golf del Sur

+34 922 738183

3141

Santa Bárbara Golf & Ocean Club II Golf del Sur

+34 922 738032

3489

Sunningdale Village is set in a tropical garden within the prestigious Golf del Sur complex and is the ideal resort for golfers, as well as families or couples seeking a peaceful holiday in an idyllic location. It is only a 10 minute walk from the resort to the picturesque seafront, and the beaches of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas are within easy reach. Onsite facilities include an expansive pool set among tall palm trees, a children’s pool, a supervised club for 4 to 12 year olds, entertainment and nightlife. The resort’s accommodation ranges from studio units up to three bedroom villas sleeping 2-8, all with full kitchens.

Santa Bárbara Golf & Ocean Club II is set among beautifully landscaped gardens right on the waterfront in San Miguel de Abona on the sun drenched southern coast of Tenerife. The family friendly resort boasts a range of onsite facilities including a large swimming pool and pool bar overlooking the ocean, fitness centre with exercise equipment, Jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant and snack bar. A championship golf course is available nearby. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial or full kitchens. The property is wheelchair accessible and wireless internet facilities are available.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

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Royal Park Albatros Club Golf del Sur

+34 922 738802

3941

Set next to the prestigious Golf del Sur 27 hole championship golf course, Royal Park Albatros Club is the ideal resort for lovers of the sport, but is also a great place for a family holiday, with a delightful resort complex set around large gardens and pools. Here you can enjoy swimming pools with cascading waterfall, children’s pool, lush sub tropical gardens and waterways. Activities include a variety of games, casual poolside restaurant and bar and children’s playground. The resort’s studio, one and two bedroom apartments, which sleep up to 6, overlook the gardens and pool area and have full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Playground, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental

Royal Golf Park Golf del Sur

+34 922 738648

4145

Located on the Golf del Sur complex close to the golf course inside an existing complex called Golf Park, this resort is ideal for a sporting or relaxing holiday. Set in San Miguel de Abona on the southern coast of Tenerife, Royal Golf Park offers easy access to the attractions of the island but has plenty of facilities and amenities to keep you onsite. As well as golf you can play tennis or swim and there’s also a grocery store, restaurant and bar onsite, and the beach is just 6km away. The resort’s accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental

OVER 121 NEW PROPERTIES

ADDED EACH YEAR* * BASED ON 2011 RCI AFFILIATIONS

Gran Canaria Kissed by the warm winds of Africa, the island of Gran Canaria is as welcoming as it is wonderfully varied. Gran Canaria is often described as a miniature continent as its landscape is so diverse, from the celebrated rugged ravines of its interior to extensive white sandy beaches along its shoreline. Its evocative landscape – plains backed by the spectacular mountains formed by its ancient volcanic past – has been the setting for a number of Spaghetti Westerns. The main resorts are in the sunnier south of the island, while the north is cooler and greener. The west is mountainous and rocky, but the island’s eastern shores are sprinkled with wonderful beaches. Capital Las Palmas is noted for its stylish colonial architecture, brightly painted buildings, history and culture, with the town’s old quarter Vegueta declared a

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Mogán Puerto Rico Arguineguin

UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. It is surrounded by magnificent scenery and has two beautiful beaches, Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras. Las Palmas is also a good place for shopping, as there are a number of high end stores and boutiques, as well as lovely side streets laden with cosy cafés. Puerto de Mogán is a picturesque fishing port where none of the buildings are higher than three floors. It has an eye catching network of sea water channels linking its marina to the fishing harbour, which has led it to being nicknamed Little Venice. The town also has a small, sheltered sandy beach which is very child friendly, while the attractive marina with restaurants, stylish cafés, jazz and piano bars is a lovely location for an evening walk or romantic sunset dinner. For something a little different, try Palmitos Park with its exotic mix of pretty gardens, flamingos, dolphins, meerkats, orangutans and even a komodo dragon.

San Agustín Playa del Inglès Maspalomas

With its long beach of tall sand dunes, Playa del Inglès on the south east coast is one of the island’s most popular holiday spots, and not just for those fascinating sandy shores. Here you’ll also find some of the island’s best shopping, most interesting restaurants and liveliest nightlife, as well Sioux City, a theme park with a rootin’ tootin’ Wild West theme. Or how about trying jet skiing, paragliding or riding the banana boat? All are available from the beaches of Playa del Inglès. And if you like a little adventure on holiday, Gran Canaria really delivers with Jeep, camel and quad safaris available across the island, as well as some of the best big game fishing. Here you can try your hand at catching blue and white marlin, spearfish, tuna, swordfish and bonito. The catch of the day is also served up at restaurants all along the coast accompanied by the popular Canarian side dish of potatoes and red and green mojo sauce.

Pictured clockwise from main picture: Fishing boats in Puerto de Mogán; panoramic view of Amadores beach; the dreamy mountains of Gran Canaria

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Club Cala Blanca Mogán

+34 928 565000

2447

Mogán

+34 928 153999

8695

Nestled near Playa de Mogán harbour, Club Cala Blanca overlooks Taurito Bay beach, between the rugged mountains and the sparkling ocean. Here you can enjoy a range of watersports including fishing, diving, sailing, jet skiing or snorkelling, take a trip on the yellow submarine to see a local wreck or go on a dolphin spotting trip. The beach is an easy walk, while the resort’s onsite facilities include outdoor pool, tennis courts, fitness centre, hot tub, sauna and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens. You can buy exotic candles, glass sculptures, African carvings and leather goods at the large open-air market near the marina in Puerto Mogán.

Perched on a panoramic hillside overlooking Amadores beach, this beautifully appointed resort puts guests within a short drive of a variety of holiday activities. The heart of Puerto Rico’s thriving business district is close by and offers unlimited dining and shopping opportunities, while just across the road you can enjoy endless watersports or simply relax on the sandy beach. The picturesque village of Puerto de Mogán also makes for an ideal afternoon outing. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool and sauna, while accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental

Portonovo Beach Apartments Puerto Rico

+34 928 560824

0836

Tindaya Executive Apartments Puerto Rico

+34 928 560824

1660

This resort is located in Puerto Rico on the southern coast of Gran Canaria in what is said to be the driest and sunniest part of the island. The resort is well located to explore Gran Canaria, and is within easy walking distance of the town and its sandy, crescent shaped beach and marina, from where you can take boat trips to various places on the island. The town is a lovely place to explore during the day, and also offers a range of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The resort has a swimming pool and restaurant onsite, and the apartments have lovely views over the sea and marina. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

The Tindaya apartments are located on the south coast of Gran Canaria on the western side of Puerto Rico between the beach and the town’s superb duty free shopping centre. The resort is within easy walking distance of both, as well as the town centre, while an 18 hole golf course is just a 20 minute drive away. Set at the top of a hill with breathtaking views of the bay and the valley, the resort has its own swimming pool and a Mexican restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-8, with full or partial kitchens. Activities available nearby include tennis, squash and a range of watersports. Please note this resort is unsuitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant

Bahía Blanca Puerto Rico

+34 928 560824

1989

Nestled in a steep hillside offering striking views of the Atlantic, Bahía Blanca makes an ideal getaway, being close to the beaches and attractions of Puerto Rico, with a great selection of restaurants and activities nearby and a host of amenities onsite. The resort has its own heated swimming pool, as well as Jacuzzi, tennis and squash facilities, and an excellent restaurant serving Spanish or international cuisine. Accommodation comprises modern one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with mini or full kitchens and terraces or gardens with ocean views. The resort’s reception is open 24 hours to ensure all your holiday needs are taken care of. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

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Holiday Club Sol Amadores

Holiday Club Puerto Calma Puerto Rico

+34 928 560392

2805

This resort is an excellent choice for a family holiday, offering a variety of activities and stunning views of the beautiful harbour of Puerto Rico. Opposite the town’s beach and marina, the Holiday Club Puerto Calma complex offers access to the beach via a pleasant short walk by the marina, though you might prefer to stay onsite and lounge on the sun deck by the pool. Other facilities include sauna, Jacuzzi, bar, café and a restaurant, and it’s also an easy walk to the bars, restaurants and nightspots of Puerto Rico. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Playground


Holiday Club Vista Amadores Puerto Rico

+34 928 725464

4289

Holiday Club Jardín de Amadores Puerto Rico

+34 928 725464

5431

Holiday Club Vista Amadores is idyllically located next to Puerto Rico, a holiday paradise with a beautiful harbour, sandy beach, tropical gardens and a great choice of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. There’s also an aquapark for family fun, though you might find it hard to leave the resort, which has a wide range of onsite facilities including a fitness centre, gym, squash court, swimming pools, Jacuzzis and sauna. There’s also a children’s playground, exotic garden and a restaurant offering Canarian and European specialities. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Managed in conjunction with Holiday Club Vista Amadores (4289), this luxurious resort offers incredible views over Amadores beach and the Atlantic Ocean, and is an easy walk to the beach, attractions, amenities, shops, bars and restaurants of Puerto Rico. The resort has splendid terraces and a selection of onsite facilities including pool, children’s pool and games room. Guests can also use the sports facilities at Holiday Club Vista Amadores, which include fitness centre, gym, squash court, Jacuzzi, sauna and massages. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and a Jacuzzi bath.

Swimming pool, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Shopping, Games room

Holiday Club Amadores Beach Club Puerto Rico

+34 928 725533

5887

Anfi Beach Club Arguineguin

+34 928 152980

3081

This delightful resort is situated overlooking Amadores beach with fantastic views of the ocean, ideally located right next to the sandy beach and an easy walk from the commercial centre of Puerto Rico where there is a range of shops, bars and restaurants. Water skiing and fishing are both available at the beach, with scuba diving also available nearby. A short journey will also take you to the picturesque village of Puerto de Mogán, theme parks and a golf course. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, and accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens and a Jacuzzi bath.

Anfi Beach Club has a magnificent waterfront location in Mogán on the southwestern coast of Gran Canaria, situated in lush tropical gardens with spectacular sea views. Here you can enjoy a range of games, sports and leisure facilities, including watersports on the beach, activities and entertainment in the main Anfi Plaza or explore the markets and restaurants in the local area, your holiday can be as active or relaxing as you choose to make it. There is a commercial centre onsite with a selection of shops. Accommodation ranges from studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Water skiing, Fishing

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Restaurant, Car rental

Club Puerto Anfi Arguineguin

+34 928 152980

3904

Club Gran Anfi Arguineguin

+34 928 152980

6471

From its beautiful setting to its luxurious accommodation, Club Puerto Anfi offers guests the very best of Gran Canaria. A range of amenities are available onsite, including a marina, pools, tennis court, health club, restaurant, snack bar and more. You can also walk to the charming village of Mogán, which has shops, restaurants and a sandy beach with crystal clear waters ideal for sunbathing, scuba diving and deep sea fishing. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom units, all with full kitchens and most with marble bathrooms and balconies with sweeping views. Club Puerto Anfi is accessible to guests with disabilities.

Club Gran Anfi has a fabulous waterfront location on the south west coast of the island and offers magnificent views of the sea and Anfi’s marina. Here guests can enjoy a range of games, sports and leisure facilities, whether that means watersports at the beach or the activities and entertainment on offer in the main Anfi Plaza. The resort has a fantastic array of onsite amenities including a selection of shops, and you can also walk to the beach or explore the markets and restaurants in the local area. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units sleeping 4-8, with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Scuba diving, Tennis, Water skiing, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Car rental

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Club Monte Anfi Arguineguin

+34 928 152980

7515

With spectacular cliff top views, onsite shops, a poolside café, four heated swimming pools, the perfect beach for sunbathing and crystal waters to windsurf or water ski, Club Monte Anfi is the ultimate holiday destination. The resort offers easy access to the dunes, beaches and varied attractions of Maspalomas, Playa del Inglès and Puerto de Mogán, there’s a golf course just five minutes’ drive away and the onsite facilities, which include children’s club and activities, are unparalleled. The resort’s luxurious accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, with full kitchens and a Jacuzzi bath.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Car rental

Club Vista Verde Maspalomas

+34 928 766563

Maspalomas

+34 928 773942

1596

Located in Maspalomas on the south coast of Gran Canaria, Club Vistaflor is a short walk from the town’s wonderful sand dune beach, which stretches all the way to the shore. The resort is ideal for golfers as it is set near to the local golf links, and a local bus service operates to the beach and the centre of Playa del Inglès where there is a wide range of shops, restaurants and nightlife. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, sun terrace and a pool bar, while facilities for tennis, squash, gym, sauna and a supermarket are all available nearby. Club Vistaflor’s one bedroom townhouse style units sleep 4 and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Playground

2173

Club Vista Serena Maspalomas

+34 928 762336

2213

Club Vista Verde is located on the sunny southern coast of Gran Canaria, an easy walk from the lovely sand dune beach at Maspalomas. There are a variety of holiday attractions and facilities in the area including shops, restaurants, an exciting waterpark, go kart racing and gambling at the casino in Playa del Inglès. The resort’s onsite facilities include a pool with a Jacuzzi, private barbecue and there’s a market, golf, tennis and squash courts all close by. Accommodation is in one bedroom bungalow style units that sleep 4. All are attractively situated around the swimming pool and have spacious terraces and partial kitchens.

Club Vista Serena is well named, as its ‘outlook of tranquillity’ describes a lovely and peaceful resort where you can truly escape and relax. Located in the south of the island, the resort is about 3km from the beautiful sand dune beach at Maspalomas, and offers easy access to nearby attractions including a range of watersports, golf course, horse riding, go karting, casino, amusements and waterpark. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, 24 hour supermarket and a laundry room, and accommodation is in one bedroom units, located around the pool, sleeping 4, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Club Tisaya Golf Maspalomas

+34 928 720038

2844

Located in Maspalomas in southern Gran Canaria, Club Tisaya Golf offers a variety of amenities for the perfect holiday. In addition to its 18 hole golf course, the resort has an outdoor swimming pool and a sports centre with paddle tennis, squash, tennis courts and a gym. There are also laundry facilities, babysitting, car rental and 24 hour reception. An array of nearby cafés and restaurants can be reached easily by bus or taxi. Other local attractions include kilometres of beaches, waterskiing, live entertainment, health club, sauna and shopping. Accommodation is in one bedroom units sleeping 4, all overlooking the golf course with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Squash, Tennis

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Club Vistaflor

Club Meliá at Meliá Tamarindos Maspalomas

+34 928 774090

7850

Located just 500 metres from the shopping centre of San Agustín and within walking distance of Playa del Inglès, this resort is ideal whether you want a relaxing or active holiday. There’s plenty to do nearby, including watersports at the beach and shops, restaurants and bars in town, as well as onsite, where facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis, squash, Jacuzzi and games room. The adjacent hotel has a spa facility offering a variety of therapies such as Reiki massage, and a casino with entrance for guests. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Squash, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Car rental, Games room


Club Excélsior 2 Playa del Inglès

+34 928 720044

1527

Club Primavera Playa del Inglès

+34 928 768540

2397

Club Excélsior 2 is situated on the sunny south coast of Gran Canaria, right in the heart of the lively holiday hot spot of Playa del Inglès. The idyllically located resort is quiet and peaceful with a variety of excellent restaurants, a shopping centre, bars and entertainment all nearby. As well as being a good base to explore the fascinating island, the resort is also an easy walk from the fabulous desert like beach and sand dunes of Maspalomas, where you can even take a camel ride! The well decorated apartments, each with a balcony or garden terrace, are all set beside the resort’s large swimming pool, and are a mix of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Set on the edge of the dunes of Maspalomas in southern Gran Canaria, the peaceful resort of Club Primavera boasts beautiful landscaped gardens and impressive views out to sea from all of its roof terraced bungalows. The peaceful resort is perfect place to relax by the onsite pool, or you can take a stroll to the bars, restaurants and shops of Playa del Inglès. You can also windsurf and water ski at the nearby beach, or just wander the impressive sandy hills beyond the resort. Accommodation is in one bedroom apartments that sleep 4, with partial kitchen, terrace and private roof terrace.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Pool table

Swimming pool, Car rental

Atlantic Beach Club Playa del Inglès

+34 928 770429

3493

Bluebay Beach Club San Agustín

+34 928 157219

A126

Located on the beach at Playa del Inglès, the Atlantic Beach Club offers the perfect holiday, with a wide range of options that make the most of the island’s ocean, mountain and beach features. Here you can try everything from horse riding and tennis to watersports such as scuba diving or snorkelling. For a more leisurely holiday you can relax by the resort’s onsite pool, in the Jacuzzi or on the sandy beach, and there is a range of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife all within walking distance. All of the resort’s units are one bedroom, sleeping 4, and have full kitchens.

Set in lovely gardens and offering wonderful ocean views, Bluebay Beach Club is a great place to get away from it all, as well as an ideal base from which to discover Gran Canaria. The popular towns of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglès, with a variety of bars, restaurants and shops, are only 15 minutes away, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool with separate area for children, snack bar, restaurant, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, supermarket, souvenir shop and free shuttle bus to the beach. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Currency exchange

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

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Fuerteventura Discover your own desert island – a mere stone’s throw from the coast of Africa, Fuerteventura has all the ingredients of a perfect beach getaway. Dunas Club Corralejo

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+34 928 535207

2539

Playa Park Club Corralejo

+34 928 867090

3559

The Dunas Club is set in an ideal location close to a sandy beach and harbour, and within easy walking distance of the bars, shops and restaurants of the popular town of Corralejo. A fishing village at heart, the town is also popular for boating, sailing and deep sea fishing. Onsite facilities include outdoor pool and separate children’s pool, which is heated during the winter months, restaurant, snack bar, racquetball courts, pool table, laundry room, workout room and car rental facilities. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5, with partial kitchens and many with balconies.

Located in the popular holiday town of Corralejo, this resort is around one kilometre from the famous sand dunes of its National Park. The town also has a lovely harbour and the beach is popular with watersport enthusiasts and is especially famous for windsurfing, the world championships have been held here. Corralejo also has an array of shops, restaurants and nightlife. Facilities at the resort include gym, massage room, squash and swimming pool, and there is also a small nightclub with bar and restaurant. Accommodation is in comfortable one bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Squash, Car rental

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Squash, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental


The second largest of the Canary Islands enjoys a near perfect year round climate with temperatures averaging from 18c to 25c. With more than 150 white and golden sandy beaches – many peacefully secluded – Fuerteventura is also the ultimate sun lover’s paradise. Holidays here are made for taking it easy, while watching ribbons of sand snake into the distance caressed by a gentle tide. Fuerteventura remains largely undeveloped so expect to find centuries’ old villages bypassed by the march of time. Exploring its arid interior, with wide open plains, rocky desert landscapes and volcanic mountains, also makes for a great day out.

Nature lovers are in luck too, as whales, dolphins, marlin and turtles are all common sights off the coast. Fuerteventura is also a great destination for family holidays. Away from the beach you can soak up the fun of Baku Water Park in Corralejo or try go karting in the capital Puerto Del Rosario. You can even take a camel safari at La Lajita Oasis Park and zoo in the south of the island, which is also home to more than 200 species of birds.

The island’s coastline offers a great variety of some of the best watersports in Europe. In fact each July Fuerteventura hosts the PWA world windsurfing speed and slalom event in Sotavento. It’s also the perfect place for amateur and first time surfers, sailors, scuba divers and more.

Isla de Lobos Corralejo

FUERTEVENTURA Puerto Del Rosario Fuerteventura Caleta de Fuste

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Pictured clockwise from left: The beach at Morro Jable; windsurfing off the coast of Fuerteventura; picturesque church in Betancuria; winding mountain road; windmill and cactus on the island

Club Alegria Caleta de Fuste

+34 928 163080

2104

5

10 Km

Elite Fuerteventura Club Caleta de Fuste

+34 928 163920

6082

Centrally located in the heart of El Castillo, Club Alegria is a charming resort that offers a relaxing escape from the daily grind. You are never far from the shops and bars downtown, yet remain secluded enough to enjoy the quiet privacy of the resort, where you can relax by the pool, enjoy live entertainment at night and drinks at the resort bar. Children will enjoy their own pool and there is also a grocery store onsite. The resort’s comfortable apartments are a range of studios, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with a full or partial kitchen. El Castillo is renowned for its beaches, watersports and marina, and there are restaurants, bars and shops in a large complex adjacent to the beach.

Located in the village of Antigua at the very heart of the island, Elite Fuerteventura Club is the perfect holiday retreat, offering a variety of relaxing activities in a peaceful garden setting. Idyllically positioned for those who want to tour this ancient Canary Island, the resort is also the place to get away from it all, whether that means relaxing by the pool, playing golf at a nearby course, working out in the gym or enjoying the health club, restaurant or live entertainment. The resort’s bungalow style accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with partial kitchens. The Betancuria Museum of Archaeology is worth a visit to find out all about the island’s history.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Car rental, Grocery store

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

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Lanzarote If an island ever portrayed the relationship between artist and muse it would be Lanzarote. Its evocative and extraordinary landscape was given creative store in the works of artist and sculptor, César Manrique – the island’s strange beauty informing his unique post-modern style. There are many shining examples of how Manrique used Lanzarote’s natural environment to create outstanding attractions such as the breathtaking Mirador del Río in the north of the island.

Insider tips: • Pick up a bargain at Teguise’s weekly market, one of the most popular events on the island. • Join a hike around, inside and on top of the island’s volcanoes at Parque dos Volcanes. • For a total change of pace, take a ferry to the beautiful unspoilt island of Isla Graciosa.

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Here, looking across the Atlantic to the neighbouring island of Isla Graciosa, you start to realise Lanzarote’s inherent beauty. Continuing south the broad white sand beach at Famara is just one of many of the island’s great coastal stretches – others can be found in the resort towns of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca, as well as alongside the aquamarine waters off Playa Papagayo. On the east coast Jameos del Agua and the Cactus Gardens offer more examples of Manrique’s fascinating use of the island’s natural resources with Jameos del Agua hosting concerts in an auditorium cut into volcanic lava. Heading inland the town of Teguise lays claim to being the oldest Spanish settlement in the Canaries, and is a wonderful example of Lanzarote life.


Club la Santa Tinajo

+34 928 599999

0963

Club la Santa is the ideal holiday destination for sports enthusiasts of all levels, with a fabulous array of high quality facilities regularly used by Olympic athletes and national sports teams. These include a swimming pool with a heated children’s area, diving centre, tennis and squash courts, badminton, football pitch, fitness centre, aerobics, beach volleyball, athletics stadium, mini golf, physiotherapy, bike hire, café, disco, cinema, sports café with TV, and fashion shop. After a day’s sport and evening’s onsite entertainment you can sleep soundly in one, two or four bedroom apartments for 4-11, with partial kitchens. Montaña Clara Isla Graciosa

Tinajo

Beach, Swimming pool, Squash, Scuba diving, Tennis, Fitness centre, Mini golf, Windsurfing, Café, Cinema, Entertainment, Shopping

LANZAROTE Arrecife

Club Los Molinos Costa Teguise

+34 928 591409

1411

Costa Teguise

Lanzarote Puerto del Carmen Playa Blanca 0

5

10 Km

This former island capital envelopes visitors in its history with cobbled streets and some of Lanzarote’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1455, such as the Palacio de Marqués and the town’s main church of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Lanzarote is the only whole island in the world designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – and Timanfaya National Park is its defining moment. The volcanoes which last erupted here from 1730 to 1736 have reshaped the island and transformed its people and culture. At the Manrique built restaurant inside the park you can have dinner cooked by the fiery 6000C heat of the volcano below your feet. Heading out of the park, Lanzarote’s other natural wonders include La Geria, a sweeping wine region that is home to some of the Canary Island’s most delectable wines, and the vibrant green lake at El Golfo.

Pictured clockwise from top left: cactus garden with windmill; restaurant in Timanfaya National Park; Timanfaya National Park sign; cyclists enjoy an island coastal view

Close to several local restaurants and bars, Club Los Molinos is a lovely peaceful resort with beautifully landscaped gardens and a magnificent swimming pool, yet only a ten minute walk from the heart of the Costa Teguise with its sights, shops, restaurants, golf course and lovely white beaches. Water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, boating, tennis and shopping are also all nearby, and the AquaPark is just outside of town. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. Some units are accessed by steps and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental

Camel’s Spring Club Costa Teguise

+34 928 591743

2259

Camel’s Spring Club is located in a tranquil area of landscaped parks and gardens but just a short distance from the lovely sandy beaches of the Costa Teguise in eastern Lanzarote, which is especially popular for windsurfing. If you prefer sightseeing, sunbathing or watersports, you can visit Teguise, the historic capital of the island, which is only about 10km away. The resort has its own swimming pool and a variety of restaurants and shops are nearby. The one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens and either a balcony or terrace. Please note this resort may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Car rental

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Club Meliá at Gran Meliá Salinas Costa Teguise

+34 928 590040

7849

This lovely resort is located right by the beach in the Costa Teguise in eastern Lanzarote, and is notable for a number of wonderful murals and paintings in the reception area, all by the famous local artist César Manrique, who also created one of the island’s main tourist attractions, Jameos del Agua. As well as offering easy access to the nearby sights, shops, restaurants and beaches, the resort has a host of onsite facilities including swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Puerto del Carmen

+34 928 514445

Swimming pool, Squash, Sauna, Entertainment, Car rental

Diamond Club la Cumbre

Diamond Club Maritima

+34 928 512239

1695

1448

Club Las Calas is conveniently located near the heart of the popular tourist destination of Puerto del Carmen, which features the lovely Avenida de las Playas, a 5km street that cuts through the island’s southern coast, with beaches on one side and restaurants, bars and shops on the other. Onsite facilities include four heated swimming pools surrounded by a sun terrace, plus two small children’s pools, two restaurants and bars offering live entertainment, leisure centre with a fully equipped gym, sauna and children’s club. Accommodation comprises one or two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. Please note this resort may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Snack bar

Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen

+34 928 512838

1850

Diamond Club la Cumbre is a quiet, relaxing resort set in an elevated position above the popular tourist destination of Puerto del Carmen just a short stroll from the old town with its interesting shops, bars and restaurants. The lovely beaches and sports centre are also just a short walk away, and there are tennis and squash courts and a wide range of watersports available nearby. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, children’s pool and sun terrace with views, while the well furnished apartments are a mix of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens and balconies. This resort is not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

Diamond Club Maritima is the ideal destination for people who want a peaceful relaxing holiday as well as easy access to sightseeing, shopping and entertainment. The beaches of Playa del Carmen and activities such as boating, fishing and water skiing are all within easy walking distance of the resort, which is also a good base from which to explore further afield. Sites worth visiting include Timanfaya National Park, a fascinating area of volcanic wasteland. Onsite facilities include a heated swimming pool with an area for children, bar and snack bar. The resort’s one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, have full kitchens and either a garden or terrace.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Bicycle hire

Swimming pool, Car rental

Diamond Club Calypso Puerto del Carmen

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Club Las Calas

+34 928 516196

1915

Club Lago Verde Puerto del Carmen

+34 928 511584

2018

Diamond Club Calypso has a friendly, relaxing ambience and is a perfect holiday location for all ages. It is located within a stone’s throw of the water’s edge and the beautiful sandy beaches of Puerto del Carmen, where you’ll find a full range of watersports such as windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving. Other attractions include lively entertainment in New Town and a quaint harbour in Old Town. There’s a choice of shops, restaurants and bars near the resort, while onsite facilities include a large heated swimming pool, sun terrace, bar and snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Built on a hillside overlooking the town of Puerto del Carmen, Club Lago Verde offers spectacular views of the old port and the sea. The resort is a short walk from the sandy beaches of Puerto del Carmen, which has a variety of attractions in its New and Old Towns, from lively entertainment to quaint streets and a traditional old harbour. The resort itself has a heated swimming pool surrounded by sun terraces and a poolside bar, with accommodation in one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens. Please note this resort is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Car rental, Laundry services


Club Nautilus Puerto del Carmen

+34 928 514400

2446

Hotetur Aquarius Puerto del Carmen

2567

+34 928 514941

This resort is a tranquil haven of green terrain surrounded by palm trees, yet only nine metres from the beach and a short walk from the popular tourist area of Puerto del Carmen, which offers a host of attractions as well as a range of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort’s onsite facilities include two swimming pools, 24 hour reception, children’s playground, bar and a restaurant next to the ocean. There is also a supermarket, massage room, internet access and more. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom bungalow style units sleeping 4-6 with partial or full kitchens and terraces.

Situated near to the harbour in the old town of Puerto del Carmen, Hotetur Aquarius is ideally located to make the most of the many attractions of this bustling town and its lovely beaches. There’s a small shopping centre nearby, and the resort makes a great base to explore the fascinating volcanic island of Lanzarote. Onsite facilities include a large swimming pool, poolside bar and restaurant, and all the resort’s one bedroom units sleep 2-4 and have partial kitchens, with some having balconies with views over the pool towards the sea. Please note this resort is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Playground, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Club las Adelfas II Puerto del Carmen

+34 928 510960

3566

Las Casitas Playa Blanca

0802

+34 928 517564

Set in picturesque gardens with stunning mountain views in the background, Club las Adelfas II is ideally located for the perfect holiday, next to the beach of Los Pocillos in Puerto del Carmen. The popular tourist town has a lovely harbour and range of watersport activities and attractions including a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Onsite facilities at the resort include a swimming pool surrounded by sun terraces, pool bar, children’s pool, snack bar and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens. Guinate Tropical Park in northern Lanzarote is a good day trip to see stunning gardens, lagoons, exotic birds and reptiles from around the world.

Las Casitas is the perfect resort for a quiet holiday escape. Bordering the charming fishing village of Playa Blanca, the resort’s villas blend into the landscape with their traditional Moorish design, and are within walking distance of the beach, marina, and picturesque village itself. The resort is also a good base from which to explore the island, whose attractions include Timanfaya National Park. Onsite facilities include heated swimming pool, children’s pool and playground, tennis court, snack bar and bar, terraces and colourful gardens. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units that sleep from 2-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Playground, Car rental

Playa Blanca

+34 928 517131

1733

Built in traditional Moorish style with white walls and beautiful natural woodwork, Las Brisas is set in landscaped gardens with a large swimming pool. The resort is just walking distance from the lovely beaches and attractions of Playa Blanca, and has a wide range of onsite facilities including heated children’s pool, floodlit tennis courts and mini market. There is also a small restaurant and an attractive bar and terrace overlooking the pool area offering evening entertainment. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom villas that sleep 4-8 and have full kitchens. The resort is a good base to explore Lanzarote’s attractions, including Jameos del Agua, a unique underground museum housed in naturally created lava tubes.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

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Portugal Warm, welcoming and exuding traditional charm, Portugal embraces beachgoers, culture lovers and sports enthusiasts alike. Radiating charisma and history, Portugal and has long been popular with visitors. Its medieval castles and picturesque villages are sprinkled among flower laden hillsides which sit above treasured beaches.


Pictured clockwise from left: the village of Carvoeiro in the Algarve; relaxing with the paper in Silves square; view of Silves cathedral and castle; St Maria’s church in Lagos; traditional fishing boat in the Algarve

Though much smaller than its neighbour Spain, Portugal has a unique beauty and fascinating corners waiting to be explored. Highly regarded for its distinctive food, the country offers variety in its restaurants, from traditional tascas or taverns, to cervejaria or beer houses serving rustic food, to marisqueiras, specialising in fish and seafood and churrasqueiras offering grilled meats. And after a delicious meal don’t forget to sample a port, the most famous local tipple. The Portuguese love of children also makes it ideal for family holidays as they are welcomed everywhere. There are great beaches all along Portugal’s Atlantic coast, but the Algarve enjoys the country’s finest sandy beaches, some in secluded coves others covering vast, wide stretches of golden sand. Among the best beaches on the Algarve are Praia da Rocha, Monte Gordo and Praia dos Pescadores. Praia da Rocha, or Rock Beach, is a fabulous beach next to Portimão Marina, right at the heart of this bustling resort town. It has huge rock formations rising out of the sand, which can be handy when you need shade from the midday sun,

while in the evening there’s a wide variety of places to wine and dine or even party. Monte Gordo is a large town and lays claim to one of the largest beaches in the Algarve. This golden sand beach is so flat and wide it’s considered very safe, so is perfect for families. Life moves slowly in the town’s cobbled pedestrian streets making it a great place to unwind. Praia dos Pescadores, or Fisherman’s Beach, is a wonderfully wide stretch of sand close to the old town of Albufeira. Fishermen have been landing their catch here for centuries, so you can be sure of a deliciously fresh meal at restaurants throughout the town each day. After dinner, Albufeira lights up along its exciting neon-filled strip and offers some of the best party nights in the country. But the Algarve also has an abundance of historic sites and towns, such as Lagos and Silves, which are vivid representations of the past that truly capture the imagination. Lagos is an ancient maritime walled town that winds gently uphill from the sea. Here lively bars, traditional restaurants and gems such as Castelo dos Governadores, which was the seat of the Algarve’s military

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Gerês Albufeira North - Gerês

+351 253 390030

2817

government in the 14th century, nestle among its cobbled streets. Moorish architecture can be found all around the town of Silves, the former capital of the Algarve where Castelo de Silves dominates its hillside. This fortress of red sandstone, parts of which date from the 8th century, is a great place to explore and sits close to its beautiful 15th century Gothic cathedral. Those seeking sporting activities are well catered for as Portugal has a variety of facilities including many first class championship golf courses. The Algarve is synonymous with the sport, partly because its pleasant year round climate is perfect for holiday golf. There are plenty of other activities too, with opportunities to try archery, horse riding, sailing, tennis, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, scuba diving, surfing and more.

Porto

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50

Swimming pool, Lake, Fishing, Restaurant

Clube Pinhal da Foz North - Esposende

+351 253 961098

2824

Clube Pinhal da Foz is in Esposende, an old fishing village on the bank of the River Cávado, some 45km north of Porto on the northwest coast of Portugal. The fascinating area is perfect for exploring by car, and includes the ruins of a Roman town, a number of ancient buildings and a regular market fair, while Povoa de Varzim has all the attractions of a large seaside town, including a casino. The resort itself is only 200 metres from the waterfront, and the onsite facilities include swimming pool with poolside bar, sauna and tennis. There is also a spa and tennis courts nearby. Accommodation is in studio units with lofts that sleep 4, and all have full kitchens.

Gerês

Esposende

The peaceful retreat of Gerês Albufeira makes for the perfect getaway from it all holiday. The resort is set on the shores of a reservoir in the Peneda Gerês National Park in the lakes and mountains of northern Portugal, a region of spectacular scenery that is a joy to explore and discover. Watersports are available at the lake in front of the resort and there is a spa, open from May to October, less than 3km away. The resort’s onsite facilities include two swimming pools, one for children and one for adults, and a restaurant, while there are sports courts and a fitness centre nearby. Gerês Albufeira’s one bedroom apartments sleep 4 and have partial kitchen facilities.

100 Km

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental

PORTUGAL

Hotel Ap. Vila Gale Village Cascais West - Cascais

+351 214 826000

2176

SPAIN Lisbon

Cascais Monte Estoril

Quarteira Albufeira

Vilamoura Almancil Vila Real de Santo António

Portimão Alvor Lagos Lagoa Porches

Tavira

Hotel Ap. Vila Gale Village Cascais is situated amid the fragrant pine woods of Gandarinha Park on the west coast of Portugal, an easy walk from some lovely beaches as well as the lively town of Cascais, with bustling streets, handsome villas, shops, restaurants and bars. Set in deluxe grounds, the resort offers a genuine taste of Portuguese hospitality with a traditional feel and friendly service as well as a range of onsite facilities including swimming pools, restaurant, bar and a sauna. Units range from studios to one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, and all with mini kitchens. You can enjoy a range of entertainment at the marina, fishing harbour and Estoril.

Faro

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental

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The Estoril Eden West - Monte Estoril

+351 214 667600

1563

Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club Algarve - Lagos

+351 282 780400

1412

The Estoril Eden is located in a prime position overlooking the ocean at Monte Estoril in Cascais on the west coast of Portugal around 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon. As well as stunning beaches and an extensive coastline, the area offers a variety of attractions and facilities for your holiday, including a range of shops, restaurants and bars. There is also a lovely esplanade and a number of golf courses nearby, and you can also take a train to spend the day in Lisbon. The resort’s onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium and bars. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Situated overlooking the stunning beach of Meia Praia, this small development is just outside the historic town of Lagos at the western end of the Algarve. The town has a lovely marina and a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops, many selling local handicrafts. Watersports are available on the sandy beach, and an 18 hole golf course is within easy reach. There are also some stunning caves and rock formations along the coast that you can tour by boat. The resort has its own swimming pool and restaurant, and accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, which are equipped with partial or full kitchens. There is also a 24 hour reception.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Pestana Alvor Beach Club Algarve - Alvor

+351 282 400900

5538

Pestana Alvor Park Algarve - Alvor

+351 282 000500

6245

Pestana Alvor Beach Club is beautifully located at one end of Alvor beach, a blue flag beach stretching over 6.5km, and directly above Praia dos Tres Irmãos, reached via the stairs or the lift. The cosy village of Alvor is about just over 1.5km away and the fishing village of Portimão, with a selection of excellent restaurants close by. The resort’s onsite facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, poolside snack bar, restaurant, tennis courts, sauna and massage, boutiques, souvenir shops and children’s playground. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Pestana Alvor Park is situated in the pleasant surroundings of Alvor Village within easy walking distance of a lovely beach over 6.5km long with numerous coves. The charming fishing village of Alvor is within walking distance, with atmospheric narrow streets lined with restaurants and bars, some featuring live music. Onsite facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, poolside snack bar, restaurant, sauna, gymnasium, games room, library and live entertainment, and the resort also operates a full hotel service with 24 hour reception. Accommodation is in luxurious studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens and sea views.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Dry cleaning, Playground, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Pestana Dom João II Beach Club Algarve - Alvor

+351 282 400700

A278

Jardim do Vau Algarve - Portimão

+351 282 430500

1202

Located a short walk from the fabulous Praia dos Tres Irmãos beach and forming part of the Dom João II Hotel, Pestana Dom João II Beach Club offers the perfect escape. Less than 1km from the lovely fishing village of Alvor and just 5km from Portimão, the resort offers numerous holiday options, whether you want to explore the Algarve or relax onsite. Facilities include two saltwater swimming pools on the beach, a heated indoor saltwater swimming pool, sauna, massage, gym, Jacuzzi, poolside snack bar, restaurant and grocery store. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Jardim do Vau is set in a superb location with direct access to a beautiful stretch of sandy Algarve beach at Portimão, an area popular for sailing. The town has a variety of shops and restaurants, while nearby Praia da Rocha has a lovely marina as well as a number of nightclubs and bars. Local facilities include outdoor swimming pool with bar, restaurant and cocktail bar and mini market. The resort’s health club offers an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna, fitness room and snooker room. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial or full kitchens. Most units have balconies with sea views.

Beach, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Games room

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Spa, Restaurant, Car rental

81


Clube Vilarosa Algarve - Portimão

+351 282 430100

Alto Golf and Country Club Algarve - Portimão

+351 282 410820

1966

Set in the heart of popular Portimão, this resort offers access to its world famous beach and a variety of holiday activities including shops, restaurants, bars, discos and clubs. The beach also plays host to powerboat racing and jet skiing, and there are boat trips for fishing, trips to the caves and dolphin watching. There are also a number of golf courses in the region. Clube Vilarosa has a range of onsite amenities including two large outdoor pools, tennis, restaurant, clubhouse with snack bar, disco and games room. The resort’s luxury accommodation ranges from one to three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, each with partial or full kitchen facilities.

Located between Portimão and Lagos in the western Algarve, this beautiful resort is a good base to explore the villages and coast of the area but is also the ideal place to relax and enjoy a luxury holiday. In addition to its challenging 18 hole golf course, designed by legendary British golfer Sir Henry Cotton, the resort has an indoor pool and a children’s pool, poolside bar, gymnasium, tennis, games room, sauna and Jacuzzi and two excellent restaurants. Accommodation is in well appointed villas, apartments and townhouses, many with views of the sea, the golf course or gardens. The one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6 and have full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Games room, Tennis, Playground

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Steam room, Restaurant

Vau’hotel Algarve - Portimão

+351 282 411592

2577

Amarilis Club Algarve - Portimão

+351 282 411845

4432

Vau’hotel is situated near the lively town of Portimão in the western Algarve, just a short walk from the lovely beach of Praia do Vau, and an easy walk from the renowned beach of Praia da Rocha, which stretches on for 1.5km. Portimão itself offers a wide range of excellent shopping and dining options, a lovely marina and boat trips along the Arade river, to visit caves or watch dolphins. Golfers will be pleased to discover there are a number of first class courses within easy driving distance. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, games room, boutiques and a restaurant. Accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, all with partial kitchens.

Amarilis Club is located in Praia da Rocha, a lovely beach area in the western Algarve where you’ll find a wide variety of nightlife, shops and restaurants. It is also just a short journey from the fishing port of Portimão, which has a variety of amenities and is renowned for its fish restaurants, and a popular event during the summer is the week long sardine festival. The resort itself has a range of facilities, including a swimming pool, squash and spa featuring a massage centre. Guests can also use the facilities of the health club that include indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and gym. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4, with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Games room, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Turim Estrela Do Vau Beach Resort Hotel Algarve - Portimão

82

1558

+351 282 430000

C743

Monte Carvoeiro Clube Algarve - Lagoa

+351 282 350800

1242

Located in beautiful Portimão, this complex has two adult pools set in a colourful garden area with a snack bar or enjoy the onsite Jacuzzi or spa as well as a pool for children. Pick up the pace and play a few rounds of tennis, or keep up your workout routine at the fitness centre. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar, visit the onsite grocery store or enjoy delicious local cuisine at the restaurant. The air conditioned accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with full kitchens. The popular town of Portimão offers a variety of options, from relaxing on the beach to shopping, dining, bars and a lively nightlife.

The attractive village style Monte Carvoeiro Clube is set above the beach in the village of Carvoeiro, ideally located for a number of local attractions.The beach is within walking distance and there are tennis and golf clubs nearby. There are a number of excellent restaurants within an easy walk, and the peaceful resort is built around a central plaza with a fountain, restaurants and bars, and also has a swimming pool. Accommodation consists of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, equipped with partial or full kitchen facilities and either a patio and balcony. RCI guests receive discounts off green fees at the golf courses.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Spa, Tennis, Car rental

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental


Pestana Palm Gardens Algarve - Lagoa

+351 282 350200

1977

Pestana Palm Gardens is a quaint and intimate resort conveniently located near the many attractions and activities of Praia do Carvoeiro, a former fishing village that is now a popular tourist spot with bars, cafés and restaurants surrounding the town square. The nearby cliff tops offer spectacular views, while the beaches offer the chance to sunbathe or take a trip around the coastline with local fishermen. The resort has a swimming pool, children’s pool, pool bar and restaurant as well as a gym, sauna, massage facilities and tennis. Accommodation is in two bedroom townhouses sleeping up to 6, all with ocean views and full kitchens.

Algarve - Porches

+351 282 320500

Algarve - Porches

+351 282 320500

1604

Pestana Viking Hotel is located between Albufeira and Portimão on the Algarve with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and its own private beach. Here you can enjoy horseback riding, shopping and exploring the gorgeous countryside. The resort is also the ideal place to truly escape, with an array of amenities and activities including indoor heated freshwater pool and saltwater swimming pools, tennis, games room, wellness centre, spa and children’s club. There are also three restaurants, four bars, shops and an 18 hole golf course. The resort’s accommodation is a mix of studio rooms for 2 and one and two bedroom apartment style suites that sleep up to 6 and have full kitchens. Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Fitness centre, Games room

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

Pestana Porches Praia

Pestana Viking Hotel

6179

Pestana Viking Ocean Suites Algarve - Porches

+351 282 320500

A129

Situated near the attractive village of Senhora da Rocha, close to the Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful sandy beach, Pestana Porches Praia is an idyllic holiday getaway midway between Albufeira and Portimão. Onsite you can find a clubhouse, and the restaurants, bars and shops at sister resort the Pestana Viking Hotel, designed to satisfy the most discerning of tastes, offer unique ambience, quality and service. Guests can use the hotel facilities, which include sauna, swimming pool, restaurants, bars and poolside snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

With spectacular panoramic views over the ocean and direct access to the beach, Pestana Viking Ocean Suites is perfect for a peaceful holiday. The resort is a great base from which to visit the popular towns of Albufeira and Portimão, where you’ll find an array of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. You could just stay onsite though, to enjoy a variety of facilities including fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant, cocktail bar and a poolside snack bar. Its different restaurants and bars have been designed to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Oura-View Beach Club

Ourapraia Aparthotel

Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 598200

1441

Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 590400

1514

Located on the beautiful Oura beach, this resort is within easy walking distance of many restaurants and nightspots as well as just 3km from the beaches and holiday attractions of Albufeira. Oura-View Beach Club offers comfortable accommodation with lovely views of the Atlantic Ocean or the resort’s tropical gardens and swimming pools, adjacent to a restaurant and bar. Additional onsite facilities include Jacuzzi, sauna and health club, and guests can also use the amenities of Clube Praia da Oura and Ourapraia Aparthotel, a few minutes’ drive away. The resort’s studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-6 and have mini, partial or full kitchens.

Ourapraia Aparthotel overlooks the ocean, close to the popular golden beach of Praia da Oura and the bustling town of Albufeira in the most active and popular area of the Algarve, renowned for its beaches, resorts and nightlife. The resort is ideally situated near the beach, and has a variety of onsite amenities, including two swimming pools, a children’s pool, tennis court, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, bowling green, restaurants, three bars, nightly live entertainment, supermarket, beauty salon and a variety of shops. The resort’s spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6 and have either partial or full kitchens.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna

83


Ourahotel Aparthotel Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 590170

1965

Centrally located making it the perfect base to discover all the Algarve has to offer, this resort is 10 minutes’ walk from the beaches, coves, marina, restaurants, nightlife and dramatic cliffs of Albufeira. A number of golf courses and other attractions including the beaches of Vilamoura are also within easy driving distance. The resort has a variety of onsite facilities, including indoor pool, gym, aerobics room, massage therapy, Turkish bath, beauty salon and squash courts. Accommodation comprises studio units and one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, all with mini kitchens.

Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 583100

+351 289 570800

2172

The Vila Gale Atlantico is ideally located just 270m from the beautiful sandy beach of renowned Praia Gale, which is also dotted with fascinating rock formations. The resort is walking distance from Salgados Golf Club, and around 5km from Albufeira Marina as well as the town’s varied attractions, making it an ideal base to explore the region. The resort itself has a range of onsite facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, fully equipped fitness centre and restaurant that serves complimentary buffet breakfast. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, all with partial kitchens.

2090

Balaia Village Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 570200

2395

This resort is situated close to the sandy beach of Albufeira and just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of town, where there is a wide choice of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The resort has a range of amenities onsite, including a health club with a lagoon style pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, gym, and treatments and massages. There are also two outdoor pools, catering to children as well as adults. The hotel also boasts an excellent restaurant offering traditional Portuguese cuisine and international dishes. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, most with partial kitchens and a veranda with great views of the pool or the sea.

Set on the beautiful Algarve coast not far from the popular holiday hot spot of Albufeira, Balaia Village is idyllically located in a picturesque, natural setting among mature pine, cork and olive trees yet is only a short walk from two lovely sandy beaches. The resort has a wide range of onsite facilities including four large swimming pool complexes, fitness centre, four tennis courts and a driving range with putting green and nine hole golf course. The resort’s villas and apartments are designed in traditional Algarve style, and range from one to three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, all with full kitchens. Albufeira makes for a lively day or night out, with lovely beaches and a range of attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Restaurant, Car rental

Club Albufeira Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 570500

2414

Surrounded by beautiful almond and olive trees, Club Albufeira is located within walking distance of Fisherman’s Beach and close to the centre of this lively holiday town, which has a range of attractions including shops, restaurants, markets, nightlife and a spectacular cliff lined coast. The resort has four swimming pools, each with a separate children’s pool, two Jacuzzis, playground, billiard tables, two restaurants and two cocktail bars that also serve light snacks. Recreational activities available nearby include snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, tennis, golf and cycling. The resort’s accommodation is a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-8, most with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Car rental

84

Algarve - Albufeira

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Steam room, Restaurant, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Squash, Games room, Car rental

Hotel Ap. Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa

Hotel Ap. Vila Gale Atlantico

Ondamar Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 586774

2434

Just a short walk from the sandy beach at Forte de São João, Ondamar is right in the heart of Albufeira, with easy access to all its attractions, including shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The area is ideally suited for exploring local fishing villages and markets. Onsite you’ll find indoor, outdoor and children’s swimming pools, as well as bars, restaurant, disco, games room, health club and gym. The outdoor pool area is surrounded by gardens that contain a waterfall and small lakes near the pool bar. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental


Hotelsol Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 580420

2435

Alfagar Village Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 540220

2444

Overlooking the popular holiday town of Albufeira as well as the Atlantic Ocean, Hotelsol is just a short walk from the town centre where you’ll find a range of shops, restaurants and bars as well as lovely sandy beaches. For golf enthusiasts there is a driving range nearby and an 18 hole course 10km away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a large swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, health club with indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, poolside snack bar, games room, restaurant and cocktail bar. All its studio and one bedroom apartments are spacious and comfortably furnished, sleep 2-4 and have partial kitchen facilities.

Alfagar Village is located on the top of an ocean cliff with private access (via steps) to the beautiful Santa Eulalia beach. The resort is located in beautiful gardens in the quiet area of Balaia around 5km east of Albufeira Old Town and walking distance from the lively shopping area of Areias São João and Oura, where there are countless bars and restaurants. Onsite facilities include 24 hour reception, restaurant, snack bar, supermarket, tennis courts, swimming pools, playground, games room, entertainment and minibus service to Albufeira, with you’ll find lovely beaches and a range of holiday attractions. The resort’s one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6 and have full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental

Beach, Indoor Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Poolside bar

Vila Magna Bellavista Avenida Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 570050

2554

Balaia Park Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 570200

2731

Vila Magna Bellavista Avenida is located near the centre of Albufeira, a bustling resort town set on a splendid golden beach and offering a variety of attractions including shops, bars and many fine restaurants. There’s a range of watersports available at the beach, and Albufeira is also home to cinemas, live entertainment and a water park. The resort offers a number of onsite facilities including outdoor swimming pool with separate children’s pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse with bar and coffee shop. There is also a lounge area with card tables and TV. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, all with full kitchen facilities.

Balaia Park is ideally situated between the coastal cities of Vilamoura and Albufeira, offering easy access to nearby villages and towns and the chance to explore golden beaches and a range of dining, nightlife and live entertainment. A variety of activities are nearby, including windsurfing, water skiing, fishing and horse riding, or you could play a round of golf on the resort’s own nine hole course. Other onsite facilities include six swimming pools, four tennis courts, full service health club with heated pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, gym, massage room and two restaurants. Accommodation ranges from studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Games room, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Golf, Tennis, Restaurant, Car rental

Clube Praia da Oura Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 590300

2734

Auramar Beach Club Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 599100

2831

Clube Praia da Oura lies on one of Albufeira’s most beautiful beaches, close to the popular tourist destination, with its shops, restaurants, markets and spectacular cliff lined coast. The resort offers a variety of activities including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, putting greens, bowling green, five cocktail lounges, restaurant, snack bar, barbecue terrace, games room, supermarket and entertainment programme. The resort is also suitable for disabled guests, with 50 per cent of its apartments accessible by wheelchair, and ramps and lifts giving access to all common areas. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units, with a mix of mini, partial and full kitchens.

The Auramar Beach Club has a privileged location right by the sea with private access to a beautiful sandy beach near the lively holiday town of Albufeira. There are various shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants nearby, while the resort’s onsite facilities include nightly live entertainment, bars, restaurant, dance room, games room, indoor swimming pool, playground and tennis courts. There are windsurfing and water skiing facilities 180m away, and the resort operates a pick up service to and from Albufeira. The apartments are comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Nightclub, Games room, Car rental

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Fishing, Car rental, Games room

85


Montechoro Clube 99 Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 597150

3129

Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 587496

3723

Part of the Hotel Montechoro Complex, the Montechoro Clube’s apartments are situated opposite the hotel, about 4km from the lively holiday town of Albufeira, and within walking distance of the lovely beach at Praia da Oura. There’s a daily shuttle bus service to both places, though you’ll be tempted to stay onsite and enjoy facilities including adult and children’s pools, coffee shop, snack bar and health club. Guests also have access to most of the hotel’s facilities, including 24 hour reception, hairdressers, two restaurants, two bars and eight tennis courts. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Hotel Albufeira Sol is in bustling Areias de São João, on the outskirts of Albufeira, the Algarve’s main holiday town, where you’ll find lovely beaches, such as the well known Santa Eulalia, and a range of watersports, shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife. The resort features a host of onsite facilities, including two swimming pools, tennis courts, children’s playground, health club with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and snooker room, restaurant, snack bar with an open-air terrace and a bar that hosts live music on most nights. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments that sleep 4, with partial kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Poolside bar, Snack bar, Health club, Shuttle service

Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Steam room, Restaurant, Car rental

Clube do Monaco Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 586503

3913

Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 500300

5284

Clube do Monaco is beautifully situated above the lively holiday town of Albufeira overlooking Fisherman’s Beach. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the sandy beach and the centre of town where there is a wide variety of nightlife, shops, restaurants, and market stalls, as well as stunning cliffs, marina and a range of seaside attractions and watersports. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, snack bar and large sun terrace. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom units that sleep up to 8, with full kitchens. The Algarve enjoys a warm climate all year round and is especially popular with golfers, who have a choice of over 30 beautifully tended courses.

Located on a spectacular cliff top setting surrounded by pine trees and overlooking kilometres of beaches, Pine Cliffs Resort offers the ultimate self contained holiday getaway, with its own shopping, sporting and entertainment facilities. This is the perfect place to truly get away from it all. The resort extends over 168 acres and includes a five star Sheraton Hotel, nine hole golf course, shops, a children’s village with range of activities and a private beach. There is also a games room, tennis courts, swimming pools, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and massage. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom units sleeping 6-8, with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Poolside bar

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Water skiing, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Golf

Hotel Apartamento Balaia Plaza Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 583720

6090

Overlooking the seashore to the front with pine trees to the back, Hotel Apartamento Balaia Plaza is located in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, near to the wonderful beaches of Santa Eulalia and Praia da Oura, which offer a wide range of watersports. The resort offers easy access to the centre of Albufeira just 5km away, but there are many shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, tennis and live entertainment. The one bedroom apartments sleep 4 and have full kitchen facilities. The resort has wheelchair access.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental

86

Hotel Albufeira Sol

Ponta Grande Resort Algarve - Albufeira

+351 289 510290

7653

Ponta Grande Resort is a four star resort located in Sesmarias in western Albufeira, between the beaches of S.Rafael and Castelo. The resort is about 3km from the centre of Albufeira, where you can enjoy shops, restaurants, bars and discos. The marina is within walking distance and Salgados golf course is 3km from the resort. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, children’s pool, bar, playground, restaurant, snack bar, games room, tennis court and grocery store. Accommodation is in spacious well equipped townhouses surrounded by lush gardens, many located near the swimming pool. The one bedroom units sleep up to 6 and have partial or full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Car rental


Clube Hotel do Algarve Algarve - Quarteira

+351 289 313898

2820

Clube Hotel do Algarve is ideally located a short stroll from the beach and within five minutes’ walk of the elegant Vilamoura marina, where you’ll find a range of attractions including discos, a cinema, nightclub, casino, shops and traditional market. There are five golf courses nearby, and the resort also provides a variety of onsite facilities for an excellent family holiday, including steam room, saunas, an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, games room and restaurant. It is also surrounded by exotic gardens containing over 400 different species of plants. Units comprise studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, all with partial kitchens. Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Steam room, Restaurant, Car rental

Dom Pedro Portobelo Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 381100

Oasis Village Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 300900

1145

Oasis Village is the perfect combination of peace and excitement, located in Vilamoura, one of the most popular regions of the Algarve. The stunning beaches are close by, as are exciting entertainment and shopping options, but there is also a slower pace and lots of quiet for those seeking a relaxing break. The resort’s onsite amenities include tennis courts, two swimming pools and restaurants, while nearby you’ll find golf courses, a fabulous marina and much more. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-8, all with mini or full kitchens and balconies.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant

1239

Clube Forum Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 302725

1447

Idyllically located a few minutes’ walk from the sandy beaches and cosmopolitan pleasures of Vilamoura, where you’ll find bars, nightlife, restaurants, shops and casinos as well as a number of golf courses, Dom Pedro Portobelo is close to the action but also the ideal place to relax and escape. Onsite there is an outdoor swimming pool, games room and a delectable restaurant with ornate décor and a lovely atmosphere. Guests can also use the extensive facilities at the Dom Pedro Marina Hotel and Dom Pedro Golf Hotel. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, all with partial or full kitchen facilities.

Located near the marina in the popular holiday area of Vilamoura, Clube Forum offers easy access to local holiday attractions including sandy beaches, restaurants and nightlife, and is also the ideal place to relax in a peaceful setting. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool with bar and snack bar, all overlooked by apartments built in typical Portuguese style in low rise buildings, all with balconies. Accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, and all have full kitchen facilities and daily maid service. Please note this resort is not recommended for guests with disabilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Car rental, Parking

Four Seasons Vilamoura Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 301169

2062

Hotel Ap. Vila Gale Ampalius Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 303900

2939

Perfectly placed to enjoy the beauty of the Algarve, this family friendly resort is set in Vilamoura, an idyllic holiday area with an array of leisure and recreation facilities, as well as a host of shops, bars and restaurants. Here you’ll find four golf courses, one very close to fantastic beaches, numerous sports including lawn bowls, swimming and squash, plus a museum, archaeological site and even a casino. The resort has three outdoor swimming pools onsite, as well as Jacuzzi, two saunas, fitness centre, childrens’ club and live entertainment. Its accommodation ranges from studio to three bedroom units sleeping 2-10, all with full kitchen facilities.

The apartments of Ampalius are idyllically located right on the seafront, just two minutes from the Vila Gale beach and approximately 270m from the marina and casino of Vilamoura, one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe, with a wide range of leisure attractions. The resort offers excellent recreational facilities too, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a supervised play area for children, health club, tennis courts, Jacuzzi and games room. The resort’s apartments are all set amid attractive gardens, and are a mix of hotel, studio and two bedroom units sleeping 2-5 with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Squash, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Golf

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Shopping, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Golf, Car rental

87


Royal Dom Pedro Vilamoura Resort Algarve - Vilamoura

+351 289 300780

A092

Elliott at Vale do Lobo Algarve - Almancil

0332

+351 289 353000

Royal Dom Pedro is located in Vilamoura, one of the most sophisticated and wide ranging resort areas in the Algarve, with a host of activities and amenities, including a lovely beach and marina, shops, bars, restaurants, night clubs and live entertainment. There are also a number of golf courses and tennis courts all close by. Guests have free access to all the leisure facilities and entertainment in the Dom Pedro Group, and onsite facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room and restaurant. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6. Only some have partial kitchens but all have balconies with a sea view.

Situated in a beautiful setting amid nearly 1,000 gently undulating acres of pine trees and overlooking kilometres of golden sands, Vale do Lobo is a luxury private holiday village designed in authentic Portuguese style. As well as the wonderful scenic attractions, the resort complex has two magnificent 18 hole golf courses, a health club and tennis academy. The resort’s villas are 15 minutes’ walk from the beach and there is also a courtesy bus to take you around the complex. Most of the villas and apartments have their own plunge pool or spa bath, and are a mix of two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-6 people, all with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Spa, Restaurant, Games room

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Golf, Restaurant, Car rental

Quinta do Lago Country Club Algarve - Almancil

+351 289 352352

1605

Overlooking a seawater lagoon within the estate of Quinta do Lago near Almancil, these attractively designed apartments are the perfect holiday escape. You can make the resort a base to explore the Algarve, which offers an array of attractions including sporting activities, historical buildings and contemporary shopping and dining. Alternatively, why not settle back and enjoy a host of onsite amenities and local attractions, which include beaches and the nature reserve on the far shore of the lagoon. The resort’s leisure facilities include tennis, sauna and a swimming pool, and there are 72 holes of championship golf available within the Quinta do Lago estate. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-8 with full kitchen facilities.

Algarve - Vila Real de Santo António

+351 281 008900

Algarve - Tavira

2927

+351 281 329800

This resort is set in Cabanas, a typical little fishing village in the eastern Algarve. The lovely beach forms a lagoon giving shelter to the boats, and the village contains a good choice of restaurants specialising in locally caught shellfish. You’ll also want to visit the nearby town of Tavira, which is one of the prettiest in the Algarve, complete with castle, Roman bridge, nearly 30 churches and a market. The resort’s onsite facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, heated indoor pool, tennis courts, squash, gym, restaurant, snack bar, bar and clubhouse. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Boating, Car rental

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna

Yellow Praia Monte Gordo

Cabanas Golden Club

7712

The flexibility of points is ideal for retired people.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental, Games room

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Located in Monte Gordo on the east coast of the Algarve, Yellow Praia Monte Gordo faces a beautiful white sandy beach and the calm waters of the Atlantic. A great base from which to explore the region, the resort is just five minutes from Vila Real de Santo António, where there is a sports complex and Olympic centre, but you are just as likely to spend your holiday onsite, where there is a range of leisure facilities including restaurants, bars, outdoor adults’ and children’s pools, indoor pool and health club. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with partial kitchen facilities.


Madeira Nature lovers will adore Madeira. The sub tropical island known as the ‘Isle of Flowers’ is an oasis of colour in the Atlantic Ocean. At the Garajau Natural Reserve, snorkelers and scuba divers can explore the waters of one of Europe’s first underwater nature reserves. Roughly two-thirds of Madeira is covered by protected nature reserves, a quality acknowledged when it was designated a World Nature Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. The island is also noted for its abundance of flowers, verdant forests, volcanic scenery and intensely enchanting natural landscape. Madeira was made for walkers, with more than 965 kilometres of paths and trails. Its famous Levada Walks are walking trails

along maintenance paths beside the island’s levadas, or mini canals, and are accessible for all, no matter your age or fitness level. Some levadas criss-cross the mountains, but all offer delightful journeys through the island’s lush vegetation, punctuated by a vibrant array of flowers. Madeira’s temperate climate makes it a year round destination, and if you’d rather relax on a beach than walk the levadas, head to the golden sands of Porto Santo or the black beach of Ribeira Brava, and swim in its warm, sheltered water. The modern capital Funchal sits on Madeira’s southern coast. Characterised

Pictured clockwise from left: Hillside view of Madeira; old Madeiran houses; hiking through hills; bird of paradise flower

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Pestana Madeira Beach Club Funchal

+351 291 239500

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by its port, promenade, quaint streets, shops and bars, it’s a great place to relax or pick up a few bargains. Popular local dishes include Espetada, made from chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and bay leaf which are then marinated for up to six hours in Madeira wine, red wine vinegar and olive oil before being grilled over smouldering wood chips. Alternatively try fresh tuna served with warmed cornmeal. All of which can of course be washed down with the famous Madeira wine, which is also produced on the island. Whatever you try, you’ll find the tastes and flavours are almost as colourful as the flowers and the people in this wonderful holiday island.

Just walking distance from the capital Funchal, this resort is close to all the city has to offer, but also enjoys a stunning coastal location, lovely seaside views and a multitude of amenities. For a little adventure head to the sea for watersports such as scuba diving, water skiing and windsurfing, or take advantage of the resort’s wide range of facilities, which include two pools and all the attractions of the Carlton Hotel, including restaurants, nightclub, bars, tea room, beauty salon, fitness centre and tennis court. There’s a golf course within 20 minutes of the resort. Golf course is within 20 minutes of the resort. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with partial kitchens. Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Restaurant, Car rental

Madeira Regency Club Funchal

+351 291 205757

1569

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Located within walking distance of the centre of Funchal, this resort enjoys a prime location with panoramic views of the Atlantic. Here you can swim, surf or sail in crystal clear waters, or take an excursion through eucalyptus scented mountain woods. Other attractions include the city’s lovely gardens, a number of golf courses and an array of cafés, restaurants and nightlife. Onsite you’ll find a large heated saltwater pool with separate children’s pools, two restaurants, bar and direct access to the beach. There’s also live entertainment, a fitness room, sauna and grocery store. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Squash, Fishing, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

• Hold onto your hat and slide down the streets of Funchal on a Monte Toboggan sledge. The two seater wicker sledges have been an attraction since 1850. • Visit Boa Vista Orchids near Funchal. The gardens of this working estate are home to one of the oldest remaining systems of walled terracing. Some of the orchids grown here flower all year round and many have a range of delicate fragrances. • Whales and dolphins often make an appearance for visitors enjoying one of the island’s daily boat trips.

Alto Lido of Madeira Funchal

+351 291 765197

For an ideal holiday escape, Alto Lido is a few minutes’ walk, or free bus ride, from the picturesque harbour city of Funchal, giving easy access to a host of fascinating shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife, beaches and a long list of watersports from boating and fishing to scuba diving. Onsite you can relax at the resort’s two outdoor pools equipped with a poolside bar and snack bar, and there is also an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, squash court, health club, library and restaurant. The resort’s units range from studio to two bedrooms, sleeping 2-6, and are equipped with partial kitchens.

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Pestana Palms Funchal

+351 291 709200

2829

Pestana Village Funchal

+351 291 701600

3725

Located in an historic country estate built in the last century, Pestana Palms is the perfect island retreat, with private sea access and landscaped tropical gardens. The resort is also conveniently located in Funchal, and offers access to the area’s two golf courses, sailing and boat trips, fishing and the popular Madeira Magic children’s attraction. Among the resort’s facilities are an onsite swimming pool, games room, diving club and diving school, health club and bar. The resort also hosts a weekly cocktail where wine and canapés prompt friendship and conversation. Accommodation comprises studios, one and two bedroom suites that sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Even though it is centrally located with easy access to the capital city of Funchal and an array of local attractions, from lovely beaches to watersports, golfing and hiking to exploring the island’s historical heritage, you’re likely to find it hard to stray far from Pestana Village. The resort is a tropical paradise offering a range of amenities. Designed like a four star hotel, it has lovely gardens, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, poolside bar, restaurant and lounge. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, with either partial or full kitchens and balconies with garden or poolside views.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Spa, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

The Madeira Regency Palace

Pestana Miramar

Funchal

+351 291 703000

4429

Funchal

+351 291 706100

5440

From its clifftop location overlooking Praia Formosa, the Madeira Regency Palace offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff. The wide ranging attractions of the capital city of Funchal are nearby (there’s a courtesy bus from the resort), but there’s plenty to do onsite too. Amenities include wonderful tropical gardens featuring lakes, waterfalls, pool and an abundance of exotic flora, to a range of sports, leisure and wellness facilities and services. There’s also a selection of restaurants offering a variety of cuisine. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Set among beautiful lawns and gardens with views in every direction, Pestana Miramar makes for the perfect holiday escape, offering easy access to the attractions of Funchal, a beautiful city of parks, flowers, restaurants, and shopping. Its onsite amenities include an outdoor freshwater pool with separate children’s area, heated indoor pool, games room, health club with fitness equipment, sauna, hot tub and Jacuzzi. The resort also has four restaurants and a pool bar, and a beautiful beach is just 90m away. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with either partial or full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Car rental, Games room

Pestana Carlton Tower Suites Funchal

+351 291 239500

6422

Porto Mare Residence Funchal

+351 291 708700

6687

Part of the Pestana Madeira Hotel Complex, this resort is idyllically located directly on the seashore as well as within easy walking distance of the capital city of Funchal. There’s plenty to do on the island, from coastal pursuits to shopping to eating out, but lots of activities and amenities at the resort too. Guests have access to all facilities at the Carlton Hotel, including restaurants, bars, health club, tennis court, two pools, one heated and one with direct access to the sea, children’s pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and live entertainment. Accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Boasting a quiet seafront location, Porto Mare Residence offers a world of comfort and privacy in a truly exclusive atmosphere, yet is only 2km from the lively capital city of Funchal. Here you can visit historic buildings and churches, tour lovely gardens or view the city from above in a gondola.The resort is set in lovely gardens with sea views, close to a number of shops and restaurants, and integrated within the four star Vila Porto Mare, where guests can enjoy an array of facilities. These include indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, squash, tennis, games room and live entertainment. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with mini kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Car rental, Restaurant

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Pestana Grand Hotel Funchal

+351 291 707400

Pestana Promenade Hotel Ocean Resort Funchal

+351 291 701676

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With breathtaking panoramic sea views from the Bay of Funchal to the cliffs of Cabo Girão, the Pestana Grand Hotel is perfectly located to make the most of a holiday to Madeira. Enjoy the attractions of the nearby city of Funchal, play golf at a choice of two courses, or stay onsite to make the most of the resort’s wide ranging amenities. These include a large saltwater outdoor pool, health spa with indoor pool and Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and Turkish bath. Massage treatments and facials are available, and the resort also has four restaurants. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Pestana Promenade is a luxury ocean front resort idyllically located next to the lido and promenade and within easy access of Formosa Beach and the lively city of Funchal. The resort has wonderful views and also boasts the largest pool complex on the island of Madeira, comprising more than 1,100 square metres of indoor and outdoor swimming areas, an infinity pool and a tropical lagoon. Other onsite facilities include fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, restaurant and live entertainment. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Roca Mar Sports and Country Club Caniço

+351 291 934334

2116

Royal Orchid Caniço

+351 291 934600

2834

Situated on the southern coast of the island, Roca Mar Sports and Country Club has a truly spectacular location, perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy panoramic views from the restaurant and terrace, and the resort’s natural seawater swimming pool is specially inviting as it is on a platform jutting out into the sea. The resort also has a fitness centre, Jacuzzi and three bars, including one at the poolside with barbecue service. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with mini or partial kitchen facilities. The bustling city of Funchal is only 15 minutes away and is well worth a visit to see its courtyards, gardens and markets. There is a shuttle bus available.

Royal Orchid is situated on the sunny south coast of Madeira in the popular tourist area of Caniço de Baixo, making it ideal for a relaxing holiday, even though an easy drive will take you to the exciting cities of Funchal and Santa Cruz or one of the island’s golf courses such as the stunning Championship course at Santo da Serra, overlooking the bay of Machico. The resort enjoys stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean, and is only a few minutes’ walk from Reis Magos beach or the village of Caniço. The onsite facilities include indoor pool, fitness centre and Jacuzzi, while accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units with either partial or full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Quinta Splendida Jardim Botanico Caniço

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+351 291 930400

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Tropical Club Hotel Caniço

+351 291 934991

3557

Quinta Splendida is beautifully located within the Botanical Gardens of Caniço Village, as well as close to the attractions and nightlife of the capital city Funchal. Here you can explore the colourful gardens while enjoying spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. At the resort guests can enjoy dining at an open air or gourmet restaurant in an old manor house. Other facilities include a health club, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and spacious swimming pool with bar. Tennis and diving facilities are nearby, along with a lush golf course. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, with mini kitchens.

Tropical Club Hotel is located in a peaceful setting on the south coast of Madeira with stunning views over the Atlantic. The resort offers direct access to the sea, and is a good base to explore the island, whether that means taking a trip to the nearby village of Caniço or heading further afield to the lively city of Funchal. The resort’s onsite facilities include outdoor swimming pool, snack bar, breakfast room, tropical bar and terrace. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with a balcony and partial kitchen facilities including microwave. The resort is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant, Car rental

Swimming pool, Laundry facilities


Italy

A land of fine art, culture, fashion and history – you’ll find Italy the epitome of La Dolce Vita.


From the incredible historical powerhouse of Rome, to the international fashion centre of Milan, the romantic city of Venice to divine Florence, Italy has some of the world’s most celebrated destinations. But it’s not just the cities that will draw you to this fascinating country. Its countryside – green pastures dotted with pin like cypress trees and golden fields bathed by a background of bright blue skies – have inspired artists and photographers alike. Italy’s south generally enjoys its best weather, but temperatures can top 320C in July and August, while May, June, September and October offer slightly cooler weather.

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If Italy is shaped like a boot, pretty Puglia is its chic six inch heel and boasts some of the country’s best beaches, along both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Here you can bask on some of Italy’s loveliest coastlines, including the dramatic Promontorio del Gargano with its white town topping alabaster cliffs, and the fine sand beaches of the Penisola Salentina.

popular wine region with famed Salento, San Severo and Negroamaro just a few of the varieties produced there.

Food lovers will devour Puglia, which is known as the garden of Italy because it produces more olive oil than the rest of the country put together, and around 75% of its fruit and vegetables. Added to that, its lengthy coast means its restaurants serve up fabulous fresh seafood. Puglia is also a

Each region of Italy has its own distinct landscape, culture and identity following centuries during which they were all individually ruled states.

Lecce is renowned for its fine restaurants and as a centre for an architectural ornamentation known as Leccese Baroque, and many of the town’s buildings are blessed with these intricate details.

Northern Italy is home to the stunning mountains of the Alps and Dolomites,


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Selva di Val Gardena Vigo di Fassa Ortisei San Vigilio di Marebbe Nova Levante SWITZ. Prissiano La Villa in Badia Tscherms Sesto Pusteria Val Senales Corvara Mezzana/Val di Sole Sappada Cogolo di Pejo Tarvisio SLOVENIA Madonna di Campiglio Alba di Breuil Cervinia Cortina d'Ampezzo Canazei Carano Pian Camuno Courmayeur Cavasagra di Vedelago Cavalese Linate Venice Turin Pré-St. Didier Valerio Catullo Sestriere C. Colombo

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CORSICA Rome Rome Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci"

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Manfredonia Naples Bagnoli Irpino

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which draw sports enthusiasts and outdoor lovers all year round. In winter skiers and snowboarders flock to a range of world class ski resorts such as Val Gardena, Livigno, Courmayeur and the Sella Ronda, while in summer the stunning natural beauty and clean, fresh air makes it a haven for hikers, mountain bikers and climbers, while many of the alpine lakes attract swimmers, sailors and even surfers. Heading south, but still north of Rome, Tuscany is blessed with some of the most evocative landscapes in the country. The region’s centrepiece is Florence, famed for its Renaissance art and architecture,

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and ranks as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Then there’s Pisa, with its famous leaning tower, one of the best known sights in Italy. And lesser known but truly captivating towns like Cortona with narrow medieval streets and enchanting churches. But it’s Tuscany’s countryside that has inspired artists. Picture bountiful vineyards, ripening olive groves and delectable fields of sunflowers tumbling across rolling hills and you’ll understand why. Neighbouring Umbria may be landlocked, but what a wonderful place to be locked

Zambrone Parghelia Tropea

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into. Alongside lovely countryside, where agro tourism resorts nurture olive oil and wine, it also has quaint historic towns and cities such as Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi and Orvieto – also famed for its local wine. The Amalfi Coast has some of Italy’s most treasured shoreline. It’s where buildings huddle on the cliffs of the towns of Amalfi and Positano forming stunning panoramas.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Positano on the Amalfi coast; Tuscan vineyard; the Vieste coast; Italian Alps in summer; red wine and grapes; Duomo in Florence Previous page: The Colosseum in Rome

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+39 0473 662220

Ferienclub Breitenbergerhof (Mondi) Tscherms

+39 0473 562525

1535

Top Residence Kurz is located at the top of the Val Senales in the Alto Adige Region and offers the chance to ski all year round. In winter there are ski lifts and trails immediately accessible from the resort, while in summer you can ski on the nearby glacier, accessible by a cable car from the village. There are also plenty of walking trails, or you can just relax in the sun and get a high altitude tan. Summer activities also include fishing, tennis and horse riding, and the spa town of Merano is a 50 minute drive away. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens.

This resort is located in the alpine town of Tscherms, about 3km from the spa resort of Merano surrounded by the peaks of the Tyrolean Alps. The area’s many downhill and cross country skiing facilities are nearby, while in summer you can hike through alpine valleys and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vineyards and orchards. There are shops, laundry facilities, horse riding, a health club and bicycle rental all close by, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a wonderful restaurant, cocktail lounge, indoor pool, sauna, solarium, games room and playground. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Ski school, Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Horse riding

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Ferienclub Tirolensis (Mondi) Prissiano

+39 0473 920901

1537

Hotel Dolomiti Madonna Ortisei

+39 0471 796207

5862

Ferienclub Tirolensis is an ideal starting point for excursions into the neighbouring Dolomites, Merano, Lake Garda, Venice and Verona, as well as charming local towns and villages. The entire region is famous for old castles and palaces, fruit orchards and vineyards, and is wonderful for hiking. The resort’s numerous onsite facilities include an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, sauna, gym, massage therapy and solarium, and after a day of sports or an excursion guests can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the resort’s restaurant or bar. Accommodation comprises studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with partial kitchens and a balcony or terrace.

This resort is situated in Ortisei, in the heart of the beautiful Dolomites in Val Gardena, a well known ski resort. Facilities include a bar and car parking. The town of Ortisei is the first of three villages in Val Gardena, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski area. For those who do not want to ski, the town has an ice stadium, indoor swimming pool with sauna, and a solarium. A short distance away guests can find a sports centre that offers tennis, squash and billiards. The area is equally attractive in summer with marked walking trails and spectacular scenery. Accommodation is comprised of hotel style units sleeping 2-5, with no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Restaurant

Ice skating, Restaurant, Snack bar

Residence Sassolungo Selva di Val Gardena

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+39 0471 795582

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Parc Hotel Posta San Vigilio di Marebbe

+39 0474 506856

3097

Set in the heart of the magnificent Dolomites, this resort is located less than 3km from the centre of Selva di Val Gardena, one of the most attractive regions of northern Italy. In winter it’s excellent for skiers, with direct access to the lifts, pistes and ski school of this vast ski area, while in summer it is ideal for touring and exploring the beautiful lakes and mountains of the region. The town has a wide range of attractions, from shops and dining to sports activities, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a pizzeria and bar. The apartments, built in typical Tyrolean style, comprise studios, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with partial kitchens.

This resort is in the centre of San Vigilio di Marebbe, a picturesque village in the Dolomites in the Alto Adige region. In winter, a series of lifts offer access to Plan de Corones and 85km of slopes, while in summer there is plenty to explore locally, including some nice walking trails, plus excursions to Val Gardena, Lake Braies, Cortina and Alta Badia. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and solarium. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2-5 with no kitchens and one bedroom units sleeping 3-6 with partial kitchen facilities. All units have a bath or shower room, TV and hairdryer.

Ski school, Downhill skiing, Bar

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant


Residence Sport Hotel Astoria La Villa in Badia

+39 0471 844014

2158

Domina Home Miramonti Corvara

+39 0471 836030

2384

Set in the heart of the Dolomites, less than 3km from Corvara, one of the villages from where the famous Sella Ronda ski tour starts, Residence Sport Hotel Astoria is in a peaceful spot ideal for accessing all the local attractions. The Villa in Badia ski run, known as ‘La Gran Risa’, is on the World Cup ski circuit. but you’ll find runs to suit all levels of skiers in the winter, and mountain hiking, sports and skiing at the Marmolada Glacier, 59km away, during the summer, and the resort can arrange trips. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and restaurant, and the lake nearby is suitable for fishing. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

This resort is located in the village of Corvara at the top of Val Badia in the heart of the Dolomites. There are more than 1,000km of ski trails in the region, which is at the heart of the Sella Ronda ski circuit, while summer visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities including hiking and mountaineering. There is also summer skiing available at the Marmolada Glacier, 60km away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a wellness centre with sauna and gym, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment, and there is a swimming pool and shops nearby. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, most with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Casa Canazei Alba di Canazei

+39 0462 602633

2393

Golfhotel Costalunga Vigo di Fassa

+39 0471 612334

2740

This resort is situated in the heart of the Dolomites, where in winter you can ski on the slopes of Val di Fassa and in summer on the nearby Marmolada glacier. The village of Canazei is at the start of the famous part of the Dolomite Superski Sella Ronda ski circuit. It offers restaurants, bars, shopping, discos, swimming, ice skating and cross country skiing in winter, and rock climbing, horse riding, fishing, walking and excursions in the summer. Casa Canazei has a range of onsite facilities including a bar, taverna, games room and health club featuring a sauna, solarium and Jacuzzi. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with mini kitchens.

Situated on Passo Costalunga at an altitude of 1800m and originally built at the end of the 19th century, this resort is well positioned for winter sports, with plenty of good skiing areas nearby, including Vigo and Canazei. In summer you can walk or ride through the mountains and woods or play golf on a nine hole course at Carezza just a few minutes away. The resort itself has been completely restructured with modern, comfortable apartments, and onsite facilities including a bar, restaurant, sauna, gym and games room. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, with fridges but no kitchen facilities.

Sauna, Cross country skiing, Jacuzzi, Bar, Games room

Ski school, Sauna, Restaurant, Gym, Bar, Games room

Residence Grand Hotel Carezza Nova Levante

+39 0471 612131

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Casa Carezza Nova Levante

+39 0471 612095

1835

Located within walking distance of romantic Lake Carezza, Residence Grand Hotel Carezza is a wonderful building in a stunning location. Originally opened in 1896, its guests have included Agatha Christie and Winston Churchill. In winter there’s skiing and other sports at the Dolomiti Superski Pass just 15 minutes’ drive away, while summer activities include mountain walks, including the famous Sissi Promenade, horse riding and a nine hole golf course, which are all a short distance from the resort. There’s an indoor pool and fitness centre with sauna and Jacuzzi onsite, and accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with partial kitchens.

Casa Carezza is situated in the mountain village of Carezza in the spectacular Dolomites, around 27km from Bolzano. The year round resort offers easy access to high standard ski runs in winter, while local summer activities include mountain walks such as the famous Sissi Promenade, horse riding and a nine hole golf course. There’s a selection of bars and restaurants in Nova Levante about 6.5km away, while onsite guests can enjoy an indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi at the Gran Hotel Carezza. Accommodation comprises studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Sauna, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi

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Residence Laurin Nova Levante

+39 0471 612424

2113

Cavalese

+39 0462 231025

2575

Located at Carezza in the Italian Dolomites, Residence Laurin is comprised of chalet style units situated in spectacular mountain scenery. It is ideal for lovers of winter sports, with many high standard ski runs nearby and the Dolomiti Superski area a short drive away. Summer activities include mountain walks, horse riding and there is a nine hole golf course a short distance away. You can also take a trip to the lovely medieval city of Bolzano, just 26km away. Guests can access the indoor pool sauna and Jacuzzi at the nearby Gran Hotel Carezza, while accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5, all furnished in Tyrolean style and with partial kitchens.

Situated in the beautiful Dolomites, the small town of Cavalese offers excellent winter skiing, summer pursuits and relaxing options. The popular ski area of Pampeago-Obereggen is about 30km away, and during the summer season the whole Val di Fiemme region is a paradise for lovers of hiking, climbing, riding and fishing. You can also take excursions to Venice and Florence from the train station a short distance away. The two chalet style buildings of Casa Cavalese are near the town centre, which is close to several bars, restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, and ice rink. Onsite amenities include a bar, tavern, sauna, solarium and Jacuzzi. The resort offers two bedroom units that sleep 6 with mini kitchens.

Sauna, Games room, Laundry facilities

Car rental, Sauna, Bar, Jacuzzi

Centro Vacanze Veronza Carano

+39 0462 342222

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This resort looks like a majestic ski chalet set into the mountains of the Trentino region of the Italian Alps, with an array of winter and summer activities close at hand. In winter it is one of the world’s top ski areas, while in summer you can fish, hike, ride, play tennis and go on historic tours. The resort has a range of onsite facilities including indoor pool, Jacuzzi, health club, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. There are also shops and childcare facilities. Accommodation comprises studio and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens and balconies offering lovely views.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Shopping, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Residence Borgo al Sole Sappada

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Casa Cavalese

+39 0435 666100

Bachlaufen Haus Sesto Pusteria

+39 0471 712180

5278

Bachlaufen Haus is a small, typical Austrian style chalet at Sesto in the Alto Adige region near the Austrian border. The area is full of ski lifts and is included in the famous Dolomiti Superski pass, while San Candido has a toboggan run. Summertime offers excursions throughout the beautiful Italian Dolomites, marked walking trails, and rock climbing. Brunico, Cortina d’Ampezzo and the romantic setting of Lago Braies are also nearby. There are a variety of dining options nearby and there’s a swimming pool around 1.5km away. The resort’s accommodation comprises one bedroom sleeping 4 and two bedroom sleeping 6. All units have satellite TV and partial kitchens.

Laundry facilities, Satellite TV

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Sporting Hotel Villa Blu Cortina d’Ampezzo

+39 0436 867541

1428

This resort is almost as majestic as the Dolomite mountains that surround it, offering fabulous views, skiing, mountaineering and the charm of an old style chalet. The area is perfect for downhill and cross country skiing in winter yet every bit as appealing in the summer, when hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking are among the activities you can enjoy alongside the unique culture and local cuisine. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, mini golf, restaurants and live entertainment. Accommodation ranges from spacious one to three bedroom units that sleep 4-6, all with rustic furniture and partial or full kitchens.

This resort is located in Cortina d’Ampezzo, a world famous ski resort in the Italian Dolomites. A former venue for the Winter Olympics, its facilities include 45 lifts spread over the wide and varied slopes of a beautiful bowl shaped valley. But this is not just a winter resort, in summer the mountains offer spectacular hiking and a variety of excursion options. The Sporting Hotel Villa Blu is close to the town’s many amenities and has a bar and excellent restaurant. It also offers a shuttle service to and from the centre of Cortina. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom suites for 2-4, with fridge but no cooking facilities.

Golf, Entertainment, Table tennis, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant


Hotel Cristallino Cortina d’Ampezzo

+39 0436 4690

2111

Domina Home Alaska Cortina d’Ampezzo

+39 0436 868539

2808

Hotel Cristallino is located in the centre of Cortina and set in a wide valley surrounded by the majestic Dolomites. The resort is ideally located for skiing and winter sports as the ski bus stops nearby, as well as summer activities such as hiking or touring the surrounding area. Cortina is full of pedestrian streets and shopping options, including the well known Corso Italia. The resort has a variety of onsite facilities including sauna, solarium, beauty centre, snack bar and Le Terrazza restaurant. Accommodation is in a choice of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with no kitchen facilities but half board option is available.

Domina Home Alaska is located in the centre of the prestigious mountain resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a short stroll from the main shopping street. A former host of the Winter Olympics, the area is a fantastic all season destination. A network of ski lifts opens up both sides of the valley for winter skiers and there are cross country ski trails and a covered ice rink. In summer there is fishing, walking, rock climbing and Dolomite touring. There are also tennis courts and a golf course nearby, and horse riding facilities just 3km away. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6. All units have fridges but no kitchens, though there is a restaurant in the hotel.

Ski school, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Park Hotel Faloria Cortina d’Ampezzo

+39 0436 2959

4830

Residence Camporosso II Tarvisio

+39 0428 63053

2531

This year round resort is in Cortina, known as the Queen of the Dolomites, boasting a wonderful array of ski slopes and winter sports facilities as the area was once the setting for the Winter Olympics. In summer it’s the perfect place to take a walk in the clear mountain air. You can also enjoy excursions to places such as Lake Misurina, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Pieve di Cadore and summer skiing at Marmolada glacier, which is about two hours away by car. The resort has a swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and Jacuzzi onsite, and accommodation is comprised of suites, one and two bedroom sleeping 4-6, all with satellite TV, telephone and heating.

Close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders in the Alpi Giulie region, Residence Camporosso II offers plenty to do whatever time of year you visit. In winter you can ski up to 1400m as well as across into Austria and Kranjsca Gora, while in summer you can take trips to towns such as Villach, Klagenfurt and Bled or excursions to the Natural Park. There’s plenty to do locally too, with the nearby town of Tarvisio offering a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The resort’s chalet style accommodation is in a choice of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-7, with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Laundry facilities

Le Barchesse Di Villa Corner Cavasagra di Vedelago

+39 0423 452020

1649

Hotel Piccola Fenice Venice

+39 0415 204909

2811

The 16th century Villa Corner and its surrounding park are situated in the heart of the lovely Veneto region of Italy, just 35km from Venice. The resort is a good base from which to visit the city and explore the local area and is 20 minutes’ drive from Castelfranco where you can catch trains to fascinating destinations such as Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa and Treviso. Le Barchesse Di Villa Corner is also the perfect place to truly escape and relax, attached to the old villa and converted into tastefully appointed apartments set in lovely grounds. Onsite facilities include a lovely pool and café/restaurant, while the accommodation is studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with mini or partial kitchens.

Within easy walking distance of Venice’s Grand Canal and the Piazza San Marco and a few minutes from the Rialto Bridge, the Hotel Piccola Fenice is an ideal base for sightseeing in one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. The options are endless in this wonderful and unique destination, where you can travel by water taxi to the islands of the lagoon, take a gondola trip, relax on the beach at the Lido or visit a wide range of galleries, museums, fine shops and gastronomic restaurants. The hotel has been renovated to provide attractive studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6 but there are no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Café

Television

99


Perle Veneziane Venice

+39 041 713533

2837

I Gioielli del Doge Venice

+39 041 5289034

3577

Comprised of individual air conditioned apartments scattered throughout the centre of the romantic and captivating city of Venice, Perle Veneziane puts you within minutes of a fabulous selection of world famous sights and attractions such as St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge or on a water taxi bound for the islands of Murano, Burano or Torcello. The city’s wide ranging attractions including gondolas, galleries, museums, churches, elegant shops and more, all await you, while at Venice Lido you can swim, play golf or tennis. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with full kitchens.

I Gioielli del Doge consists of a number of apartments located in the world’s most romantic city, Venice. The resort offers one bedroom and studio units for 2-6, basically furnished and located in different parts of Venice, with double and single beds, sofa bed and bathroom. Units have partial kitchen with microwave, air conditioning and TV. Explore this beautiful city, walking the winding streets or taking a gondola through the timeless canals. Places to see include the Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, and the Lido beach. The Venetian calendar features a number of festivals and a historical regatta, and the city also offers a wide range of shops, museums, bars and other entertainment to enjoy.

Full kitchen facilities, TV

Shuttle service, Microwave, Air conditioning, TV

Palazzo del Giglio-Residenza Alberghiera Venice

+39 041 2719111

3946

Ca’ de Venezia Venice

+39 041 2418722

4250

Palazzo del Giglio is situated in the heart of Venice and offers visitors the chance to explore St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and all the fascinating and world famous sights and attractions of the historical city centre.There are so many other things to see, including the famous canals, gondolas, restaurants, a casino and the Lido with a beach. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5 guests. All units have satellite TV, telephone, heating, air conditioning, partial kitchen and bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath and shower. Venice’s unique Lido Island offers sporting facilities and a very beautiful beach not to be missed.

Ca’ de Venezia consists of a number of apartments and allows guests the opportunity to walk through the lesser known parts of this romantic city, which is home to canals, gondolas, restaurants, a casino and the Lido with a beach. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6. All units are heated and have partial kitchens, TV, DVD and iron. Places to visit include Piazza San Marco, the Grand Canal, Rialto, Pinacoteca Accademia, Ca’ Pesaro and Giardini di Castello, as well as the Isle of Murano, with its famous glass blowing factories. Burano (famous for its lace) and Torcello feature restaurants worth seeking out.

Laundry services, Satellite TV, Jacuzzi, Air conditioning

Laundry services, TV, DVD

Domina Home Giudecca Hotel Venice

+39 041 2960168

6684

Venice on the Water Venice

+39 041 5310161

C101

This resort is in the heart of romantic Venice on the island of Giudecca. Facilities include an onsite bar. Accommodation comprises units for 2 with a double bed and units for 3 with a double bed and single bed. All have a telephone, TV, heating and air conditioning. From here you can discover St. Mark’s Square, the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, the Doge’s Palace and dozens of monuments, churches and museums. You can also enjoy a gentle gondola ride through the meandering canals, or take a boat trip to explore the islands of Murano with its famous glass blowing traditions or witness lace making at Burano.

This resort offers accommodation on houseboats based at one of the best marinas within Venice, offering easy access to, as well as a different perspective on, the many wonderful sights and attractions of this world famous city. Accommodation comprises two bedrooms with double beds, plus a double sofabed in the living room, sleeping up to 6. The units have kitchen facilities, two bathrooms with shower and satellite TV with channels in several languages. Hire a skipper to sail the houseboat during the hours of daylight in the marinas and lagoons while you relax and experience the sights, sounds and historic beauty of the world’s most romantic city. Guests assume the costs of fuel consumption and the skipper.

Bar, TV, Air conditioning

Satellite TV

100


Residenza Parco dello Stelvio Cogolo di Pejo

+39 0463 754297

2112

Residenza Parco dello Stelvio is a ski resort that is also a health haven and an attractive summer holiday retreat. Developed around a hotel complex, the resort has good skiing options and a free ski shuttle bus to Pejo. Summer skiing is available at nearby Passo Tonale, and you can kayak, raft and hydro speed at Dimaro Canoa Club in Torrent Noce. The resort also organises excursions and evening entertainment in the summer, with facilities including bars, restaurant, disco, sauna and gym in the Hotel Kristiania. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 3-5, with partial kitchens.

Mezzana/Val di Sole

+39 0463 795111

Cogolo di Pejo

+39 0463 754553

6472

This resort is an ideal winter ski destination with cross country skiing available from the site, which is just 3km from the pistes, and summer skiing at nearby Passo del Tonale. Summer activities also include kayaking, rafting or hydrospeeding at the Dimaro Canoa Club in Torrent Noce. The resort is built in traditional chalet style and developed around a hotel complex, where facilities include bars, a restaurant, disco, sauna and gym. Enjoy the new wellness centre with Turkish bath, sauna and vitarium. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-8. All units have shower rooms, partial kitchens with dishwashers and a microwave, TV, telephone and hairdryer. Fitness centre, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant, Cross country skiing

Cross country skiing, Shuttle service

Residence Il Vigo di Marilleva

Domina Home Parco Dello Stelvio

3118

Centro Solaria Mezzana/Val di Sole

+39 0463 763078

3201

This resort, in the beautiful Dolomites, has a host of leisure and sports facilities and is very close to the ski lifts and cross country ski tracks of Marilleva, giving access to 150km of interlinked pistes. In summer, skiing is available at Tonale Glacier, and you can also enjoy walking and horse riding, as well as kayaking, rafting in Torrent Noce or hydrospeeding at Dimaro Canoa Club. The resort’s onsite facilities include a fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts and games room. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6. Larger units have mini kitchens and smaller units have partial kitchens.

This resort lies at the higher of the two sites which form the ski centre of Marilleva. The ski lifts are directly outside the complex and all the sports, restaurant, amusement and accommodation facilities are located in interconnected buildings. Winter skiing is extensive with more than 150km of linked pistes. Summer activities include skiing at Passo Tonale, walking, horse riding and canoeing. The tastefully furnished apartments can accommodate 4-7 beds and come with a heated ski closet for your skis and boots. Take advantage of the incredible skiing and spectacular views.

Ski school, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Games room, Downhill skiing

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant, ATM machine

Residence Marilleva 1400

Residence Sole Alto

Mezzana/Val di Sole

+39 0463 793333

3745

Mezzana/Val di Sole

+39 0463 796136

3746

This resort is located in the popular and purpose built skiing area of Marilleva. A ski lift starting from just outside Marilleva 1400 leads into an interlinking system covering, with neighbouring Folgarida and Madonna di Campiglio, 150km of ski trails. There is cross country skiing at Marilleva 900 and summer skiing at Passo Tonale, while in nearby Torrent Noce visitors can enjoy kayaking, rafting and hydrospeeding at Dimaro Canoa Club. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, bar and restaurant as well as a mini club, shops, disco and sauna. The one and two bedroom units sleep 2-6, smaller units having a partial kitchen including fridge, and others having a mini kitchen with oven and dishwasher.

Residence Sole Alto is located in the popular ski area of Marilleva. A ski lift starting from just outside Marilleva leads into an interlinking system covering, with neighbouring Folgarida and Madonna di Campiglio, some 150km of skiing. There is also cross country skiing at Marilleva and summer skiing at Passo Tonale. This resort has a swimming pool, bar, restaurant and at Marilleva there is a mini club, shops, disco and sauna. The complex offers a choice of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6. All units have TV, telephone, full bathroom and partial kitchen, some with oven and dishwasher. Guests can also use the facilities at Residence Marilleva 1400.

Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Snack bar

101


Residence Artuik Mezzana/Val di Sole

+39 0463 793272

3747

Residence Rio Falzè Madonna di Campiglio

+39 0465 458000

1364

This resort is located in the popular skiing area of Marilleva. A ski lift starting from just outside Marilleva 1400 leads into an interlinking system covering some 150km of ski runs with neighbouring Folgarida and Madonna di Campiglio. Cross country skiing is available at Marilleva 900 and there is also summer skiing at Passo Tonale. Residence Artuik has a bar and restaurant, and at Marilleva 1400 there is a mini club, shops, a disco and sauna. For accommodation you can choose from studio units for 3 and one bedroom units for 4 and 5. All have TV, telephone and partial kitchen. The one bedroom units also have oven and dishwasher.

This resort is in the Passo Campo Carlo Magno, a few kilometres from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio in the Italian Alps. In winter there is world class skiing and winter sports, and in summer you can kayak, raft or even ski at Passo Tonale glacier just minutes away. Golf, tennis, fishing, hiking and a range of dining experiences are also available nearby. Onsite facilities include bar, gym, sauna and ski school, and guests can also enjoy special deals at local restaurants. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with spacious living areas, partial kitchens and amazing views from balconies overlooking the pine forest.

Ski school, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Downhill skiing, Games room, Restaurant

Ski school, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Residence Villa Golf Madonna di Campiglio

+39 0465 440440

3205

Residence La Splaza Pian Camuno

+39 0364 589044

2964

Located next to the cable car and ski slopes of Madonna di Campiglio is Residence Villa Golf. In winter, take evening snowcat excursions into the mountains, visiting restaurants high on the slopes. The town has shops, restaurants and bars, and there is a 9 hole golf course, open in the summer, a short distance away, and other summer activities include kayaking on Torrent Noce or skiing on Passo Tonale glacier. There is also a fitness centre and swimming pool nearby. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 3-5, all with partial kitchen, shower room, telephone and TV.

This resort is located next to the chairlift at the lower end of two ski stations at Montecampione. The nursery slope and ski school are next door, while experienced skiers can use the chairlift for a good selection of challenging pistes. Summer activities include tennis, walking and excursions to Iseo Lake. There are also a variety of shops, bars and restaurants within the complex. A swimming pool, golf course and tennis courts are all available nearby, with a lake offering fishing, windsurfing and other watersports just 25km away. Accommodation comprises studio units for 3-5 and one or two bedroom units for 6. All units have TV, shower room and partial kitchens.

Downhill skiing, TV

Downhill skiing, TV

Residence Cervinia 2 Breuil Cervinia

+39 0166 949242

2745

Domina Home Les Jumeaux Courmayeur

+39 0165 846796

2573

This resort is dramatically situated above the main village of Cervinia right underneath the Matterhorn. A wonderful winter sports area, Cervinia also offers year round action with summer skiing on the Plateau Rosa on the Swiss side, as well as walking, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. The resort’s onsite amenities include a sauna, whirlpool and gym, and there is a bar and restaurant just 100m away. Nearby there is also a disco, bowling alley, covered swimming pool and nine hole golf course. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 3-6, with partial kitchens.

Situated in the heart of Courmayeur, the pearl of the Aosta Valley, and watched over by Mont Blanc, Domina Home Les Jumeaux is idyllically located near the ski lifts and town centre. Here you can enjoy the delightful landscape, a variety of sports facilities including fantastic skiing, magical atmosphere and quiet walks through the forest. Courmayeur offers the ideal environment for exclusive holidays all year round. Places to visit nearby include the Gran Paradiso National Park, Saint-Vincent Casino, and popular ski resort of Chamonix in France. Accommodation is a mix of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with heating, balcony and TV but no kitchen.

Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Downhill skiing

Childcare, Laundry services, Restaurant

102


Residence Universo Pré-St. Didier

+39 0165 87066

3206

Palace Residence I Sestriere

+39 0122 7901

1061

The village of Pré-St. Didier is at the head of the Aosta valley, just 5km from the famous ski resort of Courmayeur, which offers excellent skiing and a range of pistes for all standards of skier and snowboarder. Residence Universo faces onto the main square of the village and incorporates several shops, a beauty centre, games room and sauna. In winter, there is a frequent bus service to and from Courmayeur, which is free for RCI guests who also receive a discount on weekly ski lift passes. In summer, there is a 9-hole golf course and skiing is possible on Mount Blanc. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 3-5, all with partial kitchens, shower, telephone and TV.

This resort is located in Sestriere, which, at an altitude of 2,035m, is the most important tourist centre in the Piedmont Alps and the capital of a vast ski domain known as the Milky Way, which has trails that stretch into France. A long ski season is assured here, helped by artificial snowmaking equipment, while in summer there is golf on an 18 hole course and tennis. Nearby amenities also include fitness centre, Jacuzzi, shops and nightlife. The resort is comprised of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens and balcony. Please note this resort is not suitable for disabled guests.

Childcare, Sauna, Parking, Shuttle service

Steam room, Shuttle service

Palace Residence 2 Sestriere

+39 0122 7911

1420

Portofino Est Residence Rapallo

+39 0185 231157

1312

This resort is located in Sestriere, a major tourist centre in the Piedmont Alps and the capital of the huge Milky Way ski area, which has trails that stretch into France and is on the World Cup ski circuit. There is plenty to do and see here all year round, with downhill and cross country skiing in winter and numerous excursions, horse riding, fishing, an 18 hole golf course and tennis during the summer. Other activities and facilities available nearby include fitness centre, squash courts and a driving range. The resort’s accommodation is in one bedroom units for 4-6, with partial kitchens and balcony with stunning views. This resort is not suitable for disabled guests.

Set in the heights of San Michele di Pagana with spectacular views of the Gulf of Tigullio, the Portofino Est Residence is perfectly located near to a small pebble beach as well as offering access to a range of attractions in the area. All along this beautiful coastline you can find fascinating towns and villages including Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure (both accessible on foot), Portofino, San Fruttuoso, and stunning Cinque Terre. Back at the resort there’s a swimming pool and tennis courts, and accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom units sleeping 3-9, with partial or full kitchens.

Games room, Parking

Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Laundry services

Domina Home Piccolo Portofino

+39 0185 269015

3094

Dimore la Vecchia Firenze Florence

+39 055 2345727

4270

Follow the headland from Rapallo to Santa Margherita Ligure and as the road narrows and the landscape becomes more breathtaking, you arrive at Portofino and Domina Home Piccolo resort, one of only three hotels in this stunning location. The resort comprises hotel units, studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5. There are no kitchen facilities but units have a telephone and minibar, and the resort has a lift and a 24 hour reception. The resort is the ideal base from which to explore the local area, where you can discover the beautiful seaside village where there are lovely pastel houses, shops, restaurants and cafés lining the harbour.

This resort is located in the eastern part of Florence, near the impressive church of St. Croce. This area is called Artigiani’s and is renowned for its lively and bubbly atmosphere, with its distinctive character provided by a variety of old-style, restored shops and workshops. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all heated and air conditioned and featuring a fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, TV and telephone. Florence’s museums and palaces house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence.

Beach, Fishing, Restaurant

Full kitchen facilities, Parking

103


Residence la Ferriera Loro Ciuffenna

+39 0559 174006

5333

Abbazia Club Hotel Marotta Mondolfo-Marotta

+39 0721 969107

6164

Residence La Ferriera is located just outside the village of Loro Ciuffenna, 35km south of Firenze. A former mill that has been refurbished, it is nestled on a riverbank overlooked by rolling hills just outside the village of Loro Ciuffenna, south of Florence. The area is renowned for its beautiful scenery and the famous Chianti wine produced locally. Sightseeing, walking trails, and mountain biking are popular activities, and you can also visit the Chianti area, Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano, and Arezzo. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-8. Furnished in a typical Tuscan style, the units have satellite TV, telephone, heating and partial kitchens.

Abbazia Club Hotel Marotta is situated directly on the seafront promenade at Mondolfo-Marotta, between Rimini and Ancona. Onsite amenities include a bar and a restaurant with a large terrace, where you can enjoy excellent local fish specialities and the resort’s own sandy beach where parasols and sunbeds are available to hire. Accommodation comprises air conditioned rooms sleeping 2-3, with no kitchen facilities. Most of the units have a balcony and seaview. Guests can take excursions to Senigallia, with its market and the ruins of a 17th century castle or to Pesaro, the birthplace of Rossini.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Restaurant

Jacuzzi, Internet access, Restaurant, Snack bar

Resort Olmo Siena

+39 0577 738724

A428

Domus Volumnia Residence Perugia

+39 075 393032

A476

This resort is located on a hill overlooking a spectacular valley in the picturesque village of Borgo di Campomaggio amid endless vineyards and woodland in the heart of Tuscany. The village itself dates back to 1700, while the resort is perfectly located halfway between Siena and Florence, making it easy to visit these fascinating cities rich in history and art. The accommodation has been restored to give a country house feel, with external stone walls, terracotta tiled floors and wood beamed ceilings but comfortably equipped with modern features. Every unit is unique and has two bedrooms, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, washing machine and microwave. Some units also have a Jacuzzi.

This resort is nestled in the Umbrian countryside, a short distance from Perugia. There is an onsite swimming pool, while an optional Club Card can be purchased to benefit from additional facilities including gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath and to receive discount on massages and personal training. All the resort’s units are tastefully decorated and equipped with cable TV, telephone, heating, fully equipped kitchen and air conditioning. Perugia is not only a beautiful city with museums, historical buildings and a year round schedule of festivals, but it is conveniently situated halfway between Rome and Florence for those wishing to explore further afield.

Satellite TV, Full kitchen facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Spa, Restaurant

Carpediem Assisi Living Club Assisi

+39 075 802442

3573

Residenza dei Cavalleggeri San Vincenzo

+39 0565 709111

2845

This beautifully designed resort is located along the Subasio Mountain, a short distance from the medieval town of Assisi in Umbria. There is a swimming pool, tennis, a sauna and exercise equipment. Accommodation ranges from one bedroom units for 3 to two bedroom units for 6, all with a partial or full kitchen, telephone and air conditioning. The magnificent Basilica of San Francesco dominates the town and a maze of narrow streets lined with ancient buildings create a network of historical landmarks within the town walls. From here you can visit Perugia, Rome, Florence, Lake Trasimeno and enjoy the glorious countryside.

Idyllically located by a beach and pine woods, Residenza dei Cavalleggeri is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday or base to explore further afield. From here you can visit the nearby Castagneto Carducci, Suvereto, thermal muds of Caldana or Fortress of San Silvestro, or take a bus tour to the port of Livorno. If you prefer to stay onsite, there’s live evening entertainment, adult and children’s pools, a bar and tennis court. A grocery, pizzeria and shopping complex are all nearby. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep up to 6, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental

Swimming pool, Tennis, Beach, Entertainment

104


Borgo degli Olivi la Villa Vignale Riotorto

+39 0565 20359

6650

Residence Rio d’Elba Rio nell’Elba

+39 0565 943139

2962

This resort is formed by Borgo degli Olivi Hotel and la Villa timeshare complex, and is located in Riotorto, a little village 100km from Pisa airport, on the coast overlooking the Isle of Elba. The beach is only 3km from the resort and the area also offers a variety of cultural, naturalistic and artistic opportunities. In addition, the well known spa of Venturina is a short distance away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, children’s pool, snack bar and gym. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-5, all with fully equipped kitchen, telephone, satellite TV, heating and air conditioning.

This resort is located on the eastern side of the beautiful holiday island of Elba, close to a pebble beach. The resort has its own swimming pool and live entertainment, and there are bars and restaurants nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchens, air conditioning, TV and telephone. Once a mineral mining area, the island now hosts many museums displaying the various minerals, but most tourists visit Elba to enjoy its sandy coves and hilly countryside. From its highest peak there are spectacular views towards the Tuscan coastline.

Swimming pool, Childcare, Laundry services, Parking

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Playground

Residence Hotel Isola Verde Marciana Marina

+39 0565 904291

3455

Il Poggio San Casciano Bagni

+39 0578 53748

4182

Residence Hotel Isola Verde lies on a secluded site near the village of Marciana Marina, on the northwest coast of Elba, an enchanting holiday island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy. The largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, it is renowned for its wine. Here you can relax by the resort pool, or discover this beautiful island, surrounded by its rocky coves and sandy bays. Boat excursions will take you to secluded spots, while from its highest peak, near Marciana, there are spectacular views toward the Tuscan coast and Corsica. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 3-4, all with partial kitchen facilities, telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning.

Set in the grounds of a working farm, Il Poggio is an ideal resort from which to explore the many villages of Tuscany, whose beauty is renowned all over the world. There are two pools, horse riding, mountain biking, tennis and a playground. Other onsite facilities include a restaurant, snack bar and a small grocery store. The clean and modern one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, and all include either full or partial kitchens. The beautiful countryside surrounding the resort boasts a lake where guests can swim or fish, and a spa with mud bath and thermal pools as well as many delightful restaurants serving delicious local cuisine.

Entertainment, Childcare, Jacuzzi, Swimming pool, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Horse riding, Restaurant

Residence I Boboli Punta Ala

+39 0564 923073

2706

Residence I Boboli at Punta Ala is in the beautiful region of Tuscany on the mainland coast opposite the Isle of Elba. The Residence is next to the marina with a bar, restaurant and supermarket, with the town of Grosseto within easy reach and the beautiful historic city of Siena only about 100km away. This popular tourist area has all the facilities for an enjoyable holiday, beaches, golf courses, horse riding, restaurants, bars and shops. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 3-7, with a mix of full and partial kitchens. This resort is not suitable for disabled guests.

Kitchen facilities

La Casella Ficulle

+39 0763 86588

5739

La Casella, in Ficulle, is located in the beautiful Umbrian countryside, set in a valley filled with poplar, oak and larch trees. The resort is about two hours from Rome and is a wonderful getaway from the stresses of everyday life, where you can laze by the pool or pamper yourself in the spa. One bedroom units sleep 2-4 and two bedroom units 4-6, and all units feature partial kitchens. Enjoy breathtaking views from the covered porch with additional seating or spend the afternoon overlooking the valley watching the resort’s horses being put through their paces. More active guests can take a riding lesson, while the friendly resort also arranges excursions and communal evening meals. Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Horse riding, Mountain biking

105


Carpediem Roma Golf Club Guidonia Montecelio

+39 0774 367810

4267

I Cieli di Roma Rome

+39 0652 450011

5808

Carpediem Roma Golf Club is located less than 20km from Rome, a city overflowing with history, culture and nightlife as well as a range of famous sites including the Roman Forum, Coliseum, Spanish Steps and the Vatican. The resort boasts a host of facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre, sauna, games room and car rental. This elegant, refined resort is comprised of suites overlooking the golf course, with accommodation comprising one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with telephone, kitchen, microwave and air conditioning. The hotel’s service is of a high standard to match its elegant reputation, ensuring an unforgettable stay in the eternal city.

I Cieli Di Roma is in the newest quarter of Rome, called I Giardini di Roma, and lies near the pines forest of Castelporziano. The first timeshare resort in Rome, it offers easy access to the Eternal City and surrounding countryside. Choose from studio apartments, one and two bedroom suites sleeping 3-6, all with full kitchens and scenic balconies from which to enjoy the sights and sounds of Rome. There is no need to visit a museum when the entire city is a work of art, full of world famous landmarks. Discover the Colosseum, climb the Spanish Steps, throw coins in the Trevi Fountain, visit the Vatican City or simply enjoy the renowned restaurants serving the world’s most popular foods.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Steam room, Golf driving range, Restaurant, Car rental

Safe deposit box, Parking

Villa Diana Nemi

+39 3336 440795

2938

Domina Home Kyrie San Domino

+39 0882 463232

3921

Villa Diana is located just outside Nemi, a very pretty medieval village high on the hillside above the lake of the same name. The village is home to a lovely old castle as well as many bars, restaurants and shops. The resort is ideally located for visiting the fabulous city of Rome 29km away, as well as Frascati, Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence, and Tivoli, as well as the remains of the Temple of Diana by the Nemi lakeside. The resort has a swimming pool and restaurant onsite, and accommodation is in one bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchens.

This resort is situated in the centre of the little island of San Domino, one of the four small islands that make up the Tremiti group in the Adriatic Sea off the east coast of Italy. San Domino is the largest of four islands with lush vegetation and pine trees. With beautiful clear waters, the Isole Tremiti are a diver’s paradise, and you can visit the islands on boat excursions. The resort’s facilities include a swimming pool and tennis court. Units comprise hotel suites on the ground floor with patio or garden for 3-6 guests, all with TV, telephone, fridge, bar and hairdryer. There is a beautiful sandy beach nearby, where you can swim or dive in crystal clear waters.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Snack bar

Blue Marine Residence Rodi Garganico

+39 0884 999000

2739

Situated in the unspoilt Gargano promontory of Italy in Puglia, Blue Marine Residence faces directly onto a large sandy beach where activities include windsurfing, water skiing, rowing and swimming. Places to visit nearby include the lovely towns of Peschici and Vieste and villages of Rodi Garganico and Tremiti Isles, and you can also take boat trips to explore the coastline and its many grottos. The resort’s onsite facilities include tennis, a swimming pool, sports facilities, live entertainment, restaurant, bar, pizzeria and market, and accommodation is in two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 5, with partial kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Fishing, Games room, Cinema

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Residence I Delfini di Pugnochiuso Vieste

+39 0884 709307

1644

Located right next to the Adriatic Sea in the heart of the unspoilt Gargano region of southern Italy, I Delfini offers a relaxing holiday environment steeped in local character. The resort is in a peaceful setting on a private, pebble beach between the villages of Pugnochiuso and Vieste where you’ll find a range of pizzerias, restaurants and pubs. Further afield there are vineyards, picturesque fishing villages and sleepy towns to explore. The resort’s onsite amenities include pool, grocery, restaurant and snack bar, with accommodation in one bedroom units sleeping up to 5, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar


Villaggio African Beach Manfredonia

+39 0884 571108

3814

Villaggio Emmanuele Manfredonia

+39 0884 571541

5868

Villaggio African Beach is situated between Barletta and Manfredonia, on the Adriatic Sea in the Puglia region. Take a short stroll to the beach or laze by the resort pool and soak up the sun. Nearby towns Peschici and Vieste and are worth visiting for both history and shopping, and there are many fishing villages in the area and boat excursions to explore the grottos. The resort has a variety of onsite facilities and also specialises in providing entertainment for small children. The resort comprises African style thatched bungalows surrounded by gardens with large patio areas. The one bedroom units sleep 2 people and have partial kitchens with microwave, telephone, TV and air conditioning.

This resort is situated in the Puglia region, on the Adriatic Sea, where the coastline features long stretches of sandy beaches and clear waters. Manfredonia is a lovely town of winding stairs perfect for a walking tour, and is also home to the Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, a beautiful old church full of ornate carvings. Nearby towns include Peschici and Vieste, both worth visiting for their historic interest and souvenir shopping. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, tennis and a swimming pool. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-6, all with TV and a partial kitchen. An ideal day out is to take a boat trip along the coast to explore the grottos.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Windsurfing, Boating, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Restaurant

Residence Soldanella Bagnoli Irpino

+39 0827 68062

2553

Grand Hotel Grisone Bagnoli Irpino

+39 0827 68201

5491

This resort is situated on the wide plains of Laceno, a mountainous region of southern Italy, near Avellino, is a year round destination. A popular ski area in winter and with hikers in the summer, it is also just a two hour drive from Naples and the coast, making it a great base from which to explore the region. Residence Soldanella offers a variety of amenities including a supermarket and bar, and there is a riding school, tennis (summer only), ski lifts and a bar and restaurant nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens and some with fireplaces.

This resort is situated near Avellino, in a mountainous region of southern Italy. In winter, ski lifts are nearby giving access to the 18km of pistes, while in summer it becomes a beautiful area for nature lovers wishing to enjoy fresh air and the local countryside. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and games room. Accommodation ranges from studio to one bedroom units sleeping 3-5, all with telephone, satellite TV, heating and fridge bar. The resort is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Italy, with the spectacular Amalfi coastline, ancient ruins of Pompeii and famous city of Naples all just a short drive away.

Games room, Childcare, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Games room, Sauna, Childcare, Restaurant

Hotel Villaggio Cala Corvino Monopoli

+39 0809 306555

2551

Cala Corvino is situated about 4km north of the lovely town of Monopoli, near Bari, on the Adriatic coast. A great base from which to explore Puglia, the resort enjoys spectacular sea views and is within easy walking distance of the beach and the town which is a lovely place to stroll and absorb the sights and culture of the region, as well as a wide variety of food. It also offers a number of sports facilities, such as tennis coaching, swimming lessons, canoeing and windsurfing. Other amenities include a swimming pool, an open air restaurant and a small open air theatre. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens and a balcony or terrace. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Scuba diving, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Ischia Uno Residence Forio d’Ischia

+39 081 909050

2256

This resort is the perfect place to escape the world and truly relax, with a host of amenities and the chance to explore the fascinating volcanic island and thermal hot springs of Ischia. The property is close to a beach with water skiing, windsurfing and boating, there are several good restaurants nearby, and you also take tours to Capri and Pompeii. Ischia Uno Residence has an inviting outdoor pool, thermal whirlpool and snack bar. Housed in pretty white washed buildings dotting a hillside, the one and two bedroom units sleep up 8 and are comfortably furnished with partial or full kitchens and lovely dining areas.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental

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Antico Palazzo Scala +39 0815 321400

Sorrento

Domina Home Royal Positano

+39 089 875000

2809

This resort is located in beautiful Sorrento on the Gulf of Naples. Thanks to its very mild climate, the town is surrounded by gardens, orange and olive trees and boasts numerous beaches. From here you can enjoy the evening sunsets at Punta Campanella, visit villas or churches, elegant shops and fine restaurants. The beach is also nearby and other local attractions include a spa, cinema, winery, amusement park, tennis and nightlife. There are also trains, buses, boats and subway lines to Rome, Naples, Amalfi, Capri, Pompeii and other tourist attractions. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchen,TV and telephone.

Domina Home Royal is situated in the internationally famous town of Positano on the Amalfi coast, a beautiful spot for wandering the streets, admiring the colourful local fashion or sitting in one of the many bars or trattorias watching the world go by. There are plenty of places to explore nearby too, including Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and Amalfi, while the Emerald Grotto can be visited by boat and coach excursions visit Ravello, Pompeii or Vesuvius. The resort has a pool and fitness centre onsite, and accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with no kitchen facilities.

Parking, TV

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant

Villa Flavio Gioia Positano

+39 0898 75222

5494

Araba Fenice Village Torre dell’Orso

+39 0832 841777

4185

Villa Flavio Gioia is situated in the centre of the internationally famous town of Positano on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. This is a great base from which to explore the beautiful local area, and you can take excursions to places such as Capri, Ischia, Sorrento, Amalfi, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius or take a boat trip to the Emerald Grotto in the bay of Conca dei Marini. You can also enjoy strolling the colourful streets of Positano or watch the world go by at one of its many bars or trattorias. The resort was once a private house and comprises hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with TV, telephone and air conditioning. The studio units also have partial kitchens.

Araba Fenice Village is located in the Puglia region, which is steeped in history and renowned for its agriculture and tourism. The area also has sprawling, white sandy beaches, clear blue seas and a partially rocky coastline with small hidden coves. The resort’s onsite facilities include a lovely pool and a tennis court. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-6. All apartments have TV, air conditioning, safe deposit box, telephone and partial kitchen. You can walk to the beach from the resort, or take some time to explore further afield, and the medieval town of Otranto is worth a visit.

Air conditioning, TV

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Games room, Restaurant

Serra Degli Alimini 1 Otranto

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5283

+39 0836 803201

0482

Residence Serra Degli Alimini 2 Otranto

+39 0836 803083

2394

Serra Degli Alimini 1 is situated at Otranto in front of the canal of the same name, in a quiet location by the Adriatic Sea. Surrounded by pine trees, the resort is idyllically located about 275m from the sandy beach on the south east coast of the Puglia region. The complex comprises a central Piazzetta with bar, restaurant, pizzeria, supermarket, bazaar, boutique and jewellery stalls, while among the pine trees you’ll also find a theatre and playground area for children. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, all with mini kitchens. The resort has a wide range of amenities, while attractions and activities available nearby include fishing, water skiing and horse riding.

Residence Serra Degli Alimini 2 is beautifully set in a quiet location surrounded by a pine wood but within easy walking distance of the sea and sandy beaches of the south coast in the Puglia region at the ‘heel’ of Italy, with the castle, cathedral and attractions of Otranto also nearby. The resort’s onsite facilities include a bar, swimming pool, playground area and a mini club for children, and guests can also use the facilities at the Country Club and Serra Degli Alimini 1 a short walk away. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 7 with partial kitchens.

Beach, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Shopping, Childcare, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing


Messapia Hotel & Resort Santa Maria di Leuca

+39 0836 485654

7478

Costa del Salento Village Ugento

+39 0833 9361

3574

This fine resort is situated on a hill in the southernmost part of Puglia, where you can soak up the sun by the onsite pool. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4-5, with air conditioning, well equipped kitchens with fridge, telephone and satellite TV. A compulsory club card is charged per person, per week. The resort, which has its own restaurant, is situated between the Ionian and Adriatic seas, so beautiful reefs are nearby. A variety of watersports are available at the beach, including scuba diving, windsurfing and boating, while nearby attractions include a water park, sports facilities, cultural and historic sites, wineries and a cinema.

Costa del Salento Village is located in Lido Marini, Puglia, in the ‘heel’ of Italy on the Ionian coast. The clear sea water and sandy beaches are not the only reasons to visit this resort on holiday, families can laze by the pool and also enjoy daytime and evening onsite entertainment. There is a club for children, as well as watersports and other sports activities. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with shower room, hairdryer, partial kitchen with fridge, oven, telephone and TV. The resort organises excursions to Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, the southernmost point of Italy.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Playground, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Victor Village Residence Club Ugento

+39 0833 9301

4959

Victor Village is a large tourist complex located in Puglia on the southwest Salento Peninsula between Gallipoli and S. Maria Leuca. Set at the most southerly tip of Italy on the Ionian Coast, Puglia is one of the country’s main olive growing areas. Facilities include a swimming pool, bar, volleyball, tennis courts, gym and sauna. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units for 4-6, all with partial kitchen, telephone and fridge. First floor units have a terrace and ground floor units have a private garden. The beach is close by and can be reached on a train that runs from the resort. Excursions can also be made to enjoy architecture and monuments at Lecce, Gallipoli, the walled city of Otranto, Roca Vechia or Galatina.

Nardo

+39 0833 830691

Nardo

+39 0833 830630

3560

Torre Inserraglio is a large resort situated in Puglia, in southern Italy, on the Ionian coast between the town of Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo. At the end of a busy, sun drenched day by the pool and lively, romantic night with onsite entertainment and dancing, you’ll be able to relax in your comfortable and attractive accommodation. Choose from either a roomy studio or spacious one or two bedroom suite. All units are air conditioned and equipped with telephones and kitchenettes. The natural and cultural beauty of southern Italy beckons from every window, with historical monuments and ancient architecture nearby.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shuttle service, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant

Residence Portoselvaggio

Torre Inserraglio-I Tramonti

7643

Residence Pietre Rosse Centola Palinuro

+39 0974 933201

2961

This resort is a brand new complex situated in the Torre Inserraglio region of southern Italy. Framed by the Ionian Sea, with fine art and historic sites nearby, it combines four star luxury with the natural beauty of its location, and is close to Portoselvaggio National Park, one of the loveliest areas of the Salentine coast. Facilities include a swimming pool, children’s pool, live entertainment and a snack bar. The tastefully decorated one or two bedroom apartments are full of old world charm, with quaint bedrooms and kitchens offering comfort and modern conveniences, and the living areas a cozy place for the whole family to relax.

This resort is located in Centola, south of Naples. Its position on the top of a hill offers a magnificent view of Capo Palinuro and of the sea, especially from the resort’s open air bar at the top of the building. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises studio, one and three bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchen and either a balcony, patio or terrace. Surrounded by nature, the resort’s position is ideal to arrange excursions to the ruins of Velia or the temples and museum of Paestum. You can also take a boat trip around Capo Palinuro and to the caves along the coast.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Playground, Car rental

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Childcare, Restaurant

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Pianeta Maratea Maratea

+39 0973 871955

2079

Eurovillage Club Nausicaa Rossano

+39 0983 569276

5807

Built on the slopes of Redentore Hill in harmony with the lush countryside that surrounds it, Pianeta Maratea sits 400m above sea level with breathtaking views. The resort is 3km from a pebble beach lapped by the waters of the Tyrrhenian sea, and nearby attractions include the ancient Roman city of Maratea, one of the oldest in the Policastro Gulf with tremendous panoramic vistas. Inland you can take in villages like Rivello in the Noce Valley or Padula, which has an ancient abbey. Guests can enjoy the wide range of leisure and entertainment facilities at the adjacent Grand Hotel. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

This resort is situated near Rossano in Calabria, southern Italy, enjoying views of the Ionian coastline with its crystal clear sea and sandy beaches. The resort is right next to the beach, and its onsite facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, children’s club, restaurant and live entertainment. Accommodation at Eurovillage Club Nausicaa is comprised of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with telephone, TV and partial kitchens. The resort is an ideal base for exploring this fascinating area of Italy, which is well known for the natural cultivation and production of liquorice, citrus plantations, olive and eucalyptus groves.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Playground, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Restaurant

Residenza Lorica Lorica

+39 0984 5311100

3922

Residenza Lorica is situated in Lorica, on the banks of Lake Arvo, in the Calabrian mountain area known as the Sila, which is split into three areas – Sila Greca to the north, Sila Grande in the centre and Sila Piccola to the south. Downhill skiing is available less than 4km away, and there is also a ski school. Summer activities available locally include fishing on the lake, tennis, a playground and horse riding. There is also a spa nearby, and the resort’s onsite facilities include a games room, restaurant, snack bar and laundry facilities. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-7, all with with bathroom and shower, partial kitchen, telephone, satellite TV and heating.

Zambrone

+39 0963 394884

Davoli

+39 0967 533824

7459

This resort is located in Davoli, high above the sea on the southern side of Squillace Gulf in south eastern Italy. The resort offers a wide range of facilities in a beautiful and historic setting, including swimming pool, tennis, games room, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4, all with telephone, satellite TV, music centre and kitchen with two hobs and a microwave. The area is perfect for a driving tour, as it boasts a variety of spectacular landscapes, with sea, hills and wooded mountains all within easy reach of the resort.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Fishing, Restaurant

Games room, Restaurant, Snack bar

Residenza Mediterranea

Borgo Antico - Hotels and Resorts

7644

Villaggio Marasusa Parghelia

+39 347 239 8508

4626

Located in Zambrone, a short distance from Tropea in the Calabria region of southern Italy, this resort is situated on the top of a hill with breathtaking views of the sea, the Aeolian Islands, the Gulf of Santa Eufemia and the Marina of Tropea. Facilities include a swimming pool, bar, and live entertainment. There is also a shuttle service to and from the beach. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4 with partial kitchen, telephone, TV and air conditioning. Just 1.5km from the sea, the resort is also ideally located for exploring the local area including S. Bruno, Pizzo, Locri, Reggio Calabria, Isole Eolie, Taormina, and Messina.

Villaggio Marasusa is situated close to Tropea, in a gorgeous location with breathtaking panoramic views. Facilities include a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and a bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, all with well equipped kitchens. The resort is in a quiet area, on top of a hill, and is ideal for those who want to enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by nature. From here you can enjoy the spectacular coastline and views over the Gulf of Santa Eufemia, the Aeolian Islands and Tropea. The beach is only 2km away, offering a variety of activities including windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, boating and fishing.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant, Playground

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Playground, Restaurant

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Villaggio l’Olivara Tropea

+39 0963 67110

3248

ENJOY BEING PART OF THE RCI COMMUNITY From its vantage point on a clifftop terrace covered with olive trees, Villaggio l’Olivara has a wonderful view of the Aeolian Islands and Tropea. The resort operates a minibus to a nearby beach but there are plenty of leisure facilities onsite including a swimming pool and tennis courts. A variety of clean and modern accommodation is available from studios and single rooms to two bedroom apartments and quadruple rooms, which all benefit from partial kitchens. Explore the Aeolian Islands by boat or travel by minibus to Taormina, Reggio Calabria or Pizzo Calabro with Castle ‘Murat’ and the Piedigrotta Cave.

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Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

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Italian islands When holiday dreams transform into idyllic destinations, the Mediterranean jewels of Sicily, Sardinia and Capri are sure to be present. These three islands present the region at its very best. A diverse island, Sardinia allows you to experience the essence of Mediterranean living. It offers visitors a wild mountainous interior where lakes and waterfalls cool the heat of the midday sun and vibrant towns harbouring Roman remains bustle with ancient traditions and festivals. As Sardinian cuisine is heavily influenced by its neighbours Corsica and Italy, dining here is a delight. Local delicacies include

rock lobster, Pecorino cheese and meats cooked to perfection over wood fires.

dot its foothills or sunbathe and relax on its golden beaches.

Sip a glass of chilled almond wine and you’ll start to get a flavour of the Sicilian way of life. As the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is teeming with treasures to tantalise all tastes.

With a lovely coastline and excellent beaches the tiny island of Capri has a cosmopolitan feel and chic appeal, and is a firm favourite of the European glitterati. Pictured clockwise from top left: Panoramic view of Capri; distant view of Mount Etna in Sicily; Italian hard cheese and meats; Bosa in Sardinia

Wander Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, take in the pretty pastures that

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Residence Calarossa Sardinia - Trinità D’agultu

+39 079 6110000

5855

Residence Capo d’Orso Marina Sardinia - Palau

+39 0789 709622

3811

Residence Calarossa is made up of a range of units scattered along the north coast of Sardinia between Castelsardo and Santa Teresa di Gallura, on the Gulf of Asinara. The pretty beach is nearby and can be reached on foot or by a shuttle service. The resort is the ideal base to discover this lovely island hot spot, which has a range of beautiful beaches, lively villages and many historical sites. Excursions, car and mountain bike rental can all be booked onsite, where facilities also include swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-6, with partial kitchens.

Capo d’Orso Marina is located a short walk from Palau Harbour, on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, just opposite the beautiful island of La Maddalena. Palau slopes down to the sea on one side of the bay and hosts a large marina from where you can take excursions to the nearby islands of La Maddalena, Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi and Budelli. Capo d’Orso is situated on the other side of the bay, with direct access to a sandy beach and its onsite facilities include a swimming pool and tennis. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. Isola Dei Gabbiani, a famous windsurfing area, is approximately 10km away.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment

Portolaconia Residence

Residence Cormorani Bis

Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 8511

1348

Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 99501/502

2707

In the town of Arzachena and part of the Tanca Manna complex, Portolaconia Residence is a lovely resort with an inventive, modern design and spectacular views of the shimmering blue sea. It’s only a 10 minute walk to a white sandy beach along a path framed by flowering plants, and there are even more secluded beaches to discover if you explore further. There’s plenty more to see and do in Sardinia too, from watersports such as scuba diving and snorkelling to strolling the streets of the lovely fishing villages. The resort’s accommodation is in studio and two bedroom units sleeping 3-7, with partial kitchens.

Nestled in Baia on the famous Costa Smeralda, and near to both rocky and sandy beaches, the Residence Cormorani Bis is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The resort is within easy walking distance of the sea and watersports including fishing, boating and windsurfing, and there are also a variety of bars, restaurants, entertainment and sports facilities nearby. It is an ideal base for exploring the coastal and inland beauty and attractions of Sardinia, which has lovely coved beaches and fashionable marinas along its coast, and a beautiful interior filled with natural beauty and historical riches. The resort’s accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Playground, Restaurant, Car rental

Car rental

Green Park Hotel Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 96050

2838

Sporting Hotel Tanca Manna Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 86128

2840

Green Park Hotel is situated next to the Pevero Golf Club on the exclusive Costa Smeralda. The tastefully furnished and air conditioned units are set in attractive grounds and overlook either the golf course or Cala di Volpe, with a lovely sandy beach and crystal clear waters an easy walk away. Explore further afield and you’ll find numerous small coves and beaches on this beautiful island, as well as a variety of shops, bars and dining options. The resort has its own restaurant and snack bar, as well as a pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and games room. Accommodation comprises hotel style units that sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Set within the Tanca Manna complex and a short walk from the sandy beach, the Sporting Hotel Tanca Manna is ideally located for a relaxed or active holiday, with a variety of attractions nearby. The village of Cannigione, with its shops, bars and marina, is less than 5km away, and there are boat excursions to tiny, offshore islands from Palau. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool and fitness centre as well as tuition and equipment for a variety of watersports. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6, with partial kitchens. The units are cleaned daily.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Childcare, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Car rental

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Hotel Residence Porto Piccolo Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 623915

3207

Residenza Chrysalis Bay Sardinia - Arzachena

+39 0789 92526

5194

The grounds of the Hotel Residence Porto Piccolo lead down to the sea and a sandy beach, just to the north of the Costa Smeralda. The centre of the village is an easy walk from the hotel, has a commercial centre with plenty of shops and a couple of bars and restaurants where you can sit outside until late on a summer evening. You can also take trips by boat to offshore islands or by car to Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo. The resort offers one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens and free internet access. As well as instant access to the beach, the resort’s onsite amenities include a playground, childcare facilities, restaurant and car rental.

Residenza Chrysalis Bay is situated in the bay of Piccolo Pevero, just over 1.5km south of the popular village of Porto Cervo, which boasts a splendid marina, nightclubs, restaurants, fashion shops and numerous bars. This part of the Costa Smeralda is also the ideal base for visiting sandy beaches, other villages on the northern coast and the wilderness of Sardinia’s rugged interior, which includes cork plantations and fascinating rock formations. There is also a gold course 6km away. The resort is right next to a lovely beach and offers beautiful coastal views from its restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Fishing, Car rental, Childcare, Playground, Restaurant

Games room, Childcare, Restaurant, Snack bar

Il Chiostro-Cugnana Verde Sardinia - Olbia

+39 0789 33194

0988

Residence Portorotondo – Asfodeli Sardinia - Olbia

+39 0789 34013

2705

Il Chiostro-Cugnana Verde is located on a hilltop overlooking the Cugnana Gulf just a few kilometres from Porto Rotondo. There are a number of beautiful sandy beaches nearby, which can be reached using the resort’s private shuttle service. You can also visit the world famous Costa Smeralda, with some of the most exclusive beaches in Italy, while excursions away from the coast reveal the unique, rugged landscape of Sardinia. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and live entertainment onsite, and accommodation is in a choice of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with partial kitchens.

Residence Portorotondo – Asfodeli is situated in a quiet location right by the sea and not far from Porto Rotondo and the famous beaches of the Costa Smeralda. The resort is made up of two buildings separated by lush gardens and with a large lawned area leading down to the beach. Sporting activities include tennis, Italian bowls, an outdoor swimming pool and two sandy beach areas where windsurfing and canoeing are available. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens. Access to units is via stairs so may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Windsurfing, Fishing, Car rental

Le Ginestre-Cugnana Verde Sardinia - Olbia

+39 0789 33194

5871

Residenza Bouganville Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 488800

1583

Le Ginestre-Cugnana Verde is located on a hilltop overlooking the Cugnana Gulf, just over 1.5km from the popular fishing village of Porto Rotondo in the exclusive Costa Smeralda. A number of lovely sandy beaches can be found in this lovely area, which you can access either on foot or by using the resort’s private shuttle service. Excursions away from the coast provide an opportunity to enjoy the unique rugged landscape of the interior. With a variety of entertainment and facilities including swimming pool, restaurant, snack bar and numerous watersports nearby, the resort, which is part of the Cugnana Verde complex, is particularly suitable for families. Its one and two bedroom units sleep 5-6, with partial kitchens.

Located near Porto Rotondo in northern Sardinia, this resort is ideally located to enjoy the natural paradise of the Costa Smeralda. The city centre is a short distance away (a bus runs every 30 minutes), there are a number of beautiful, fine sandy beaches nearby and the harbour is visited by some of the world’s most spectacular yachts. The centre of Porto Rotondo contains a beautiful ‘Piazzetta’ constructed from local natural stones by famous artists. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool with areas for children, and the residence complex includes a supermarket, gelateria, bar, restaurant, pizzeria and souvenir gift shops. Accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens and balconies.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Bar

114


Porto Rotondo Gardens Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 34460

2080

Residence Portorotondo 3 Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 489500

2552

Porto Rotondo Gardens, set in its own grounds with a central swimming pool, is situated in the centre of the elegant resort of Porto Rotondo, within easy walking distance of its famous Piazzetta and marina. The area, near the well known Costa Smeralda, is perfect for exploring Sardinia’s glorious beaches, fascinating wilderness or just wandering around the boutiques or trying the local restaurants of Porto Rotondo. The resort has an onsite swimming pool, and there are a variety of attractions, activities and dining options within walking distance. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Residence Portorotondo 3 is situated near the popular Costa Smeralda, close to an attractive marina and a nearby sandy beach. The resort is ideally located to explore the lively towns of the north coast, secluded beaches and bays, and the unspoiled mountains of the interior. The resort offers a number of amenities onsite, including a bar, snack bar, pizzeria, restaurant, supermarket and swimming pool. Tennis courts are approximately 300m away, and a beautiful beach area is also within easy walking distance. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 3-7, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar

Portorotondo Due Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 488200

3099

This colourful resort in north eastern Sardinia takes its name from the famous round marina that is at the heart of this holiday village. Residence Golfira is located an easy walk from the beach and the village of Porto Rotondo where there are many bars, restaurants and shops. It is also an ideal location for exploring the island’s varied attractions, from its fascinating rural interior to stunning coastal scenery, quiet cove beaches to exclusive marinas. The resort’s onsite facilities include tennis, a swimming pool and children’s playground, and accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-6, with mini kitchens.

Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 32005

Sardinia - Porto Rotondo

+39 0789 34035

4135

Located about 1.5km from the centre of Porto Rotondo on the Costa Smeralda and right next to the beach, Residence Hotel Nuraghe is ideal for a relaxing holiday. Sardinia is an island known for its wonderful sandy beaches and clear blue sea and offering beach volleyball, Italian bowls, and pizzerias. The lovely village is famed for atmospheric narrow streets with shops, bars and restaurants, as well as access to nearby Porto Cervo and Baia Sardinia. The resort has a range of facilities onsite including swimming pool, tennis, watersports, restaurant and snack bar, while accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens and nearly all have a terrace or patio. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Boating, Tennis, Volleyball, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, Playground

Domina Home Palumbalza

Residence Hotel Nuraghe

5579

Hotel Baia Caddinas Sardinia - Golfo Aranci

+39 0789 46898

3818

Domina Home Palumbalza is set in the Golfo di Marinella, an area between Porto Rotondo and Golfo Degli Aranci on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, near the Costa Smeralda, arguably the most popular spot on the island. The resort is built on a hillside overlooking the bay, and is just a short stroll from the beach and not far from the popular fishing village of Porto Rotondo, which is home to a range of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a lovely marina. Onsite facilities include a bar, snack bar, swimming pool with children’s pool, tennis courts and Jacuzzi. The resort’s accommodation is hotel style units sleeping 2-8, with fridges but no kitchen facilities.

Located in the town of Golfo Degli Aranci, just to the north of Olbia and south of the Costa Smeralda, Hotel Baia Caddinas is just over 1.5km from the town centre with direct access to a sandy beach and clear blue sea. The resort is ideal for visiting the nearby towns of Olbia, Porto Rotondo and Porto Cervo, all of which offer a selection of shops, bars and restaurants. You can also visit the beautiful isle of La Maddalena, which has wonderful beaches as well as a fascinating rocky terrain and some ancient fortifications. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment, and its bungalow style units are a mix of one and two bedrooms sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Boating, Tennis, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Boating, Car rental, Steam room, Restaurant

115


Liscia Eldi Residence Sardinia - San Teodoro

+39 0784 840301

4139

Sciabecco Residence Club Sardinia - Budoni

+39 0784 847007

3098

Located in front of Cala d’Ambra, this resort is in very quiet surroundings and comprised of numerous picturesque villas scattered in a wide private park among Cork and Oak trees. On the island’s northeastern coast, Liscia Eldi is about 29km south of Olbia and just over 2.5km from the centre of San Teodoro, a typical village with plenty of bars, restaurants and pizzerias. The resort is walking distance from the beach and offers a variety of facilities including a swimming pool, tennis, restaurants and entertainment. Its studio and one bedroom units sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens. An array of sporting activities are available within 6km of the resort, including golf, horse riding and a range of watersports.

Located 29km south of Olbia on the east coast of Sardinia, Sciabecco Residence Club is part of the Porto Ottiolu tourist village and marina, where visitors can enjoy a range of amenities. In addition to the usual watersports activities, there’s a selection of shops, bars and restaurants plus sports facilities including tennis, volleyball courts and horse riding. Deep sea fishing trips are available, as are windsurfing and sailing lessons. The resort is a very short walk from the beach with shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-5, with partial kitchens and either a balcony or terrace.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing, Windsurfing, Car rental

Residenza L’Oasi Sardinia - Budoni

+39 0784 847050

Residence Verde Mare Sardinia - Tortoli’ Arbatax

+39 0782 664366

2963

Residenza L’Oasi is approximately 29km south of Olbia on the beautiful northeast coast of Sardinia and part of the Porto Ottiolu tourist village, where you can find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The extensive sporting facilities include tennis, football, volleyball, mini golf, a cycling trail, sailing, a windsurfing school and a children’s playground. The resort is situated just behind the marina and onsite facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. Access to units is via stairs, so this resort may not be suitable for guests with disabilities.

Located on the east coast of Sardinia, the Residence Verde Mare is ideal for a peaceful getaway, where you can take a stroll to the beach, relax at the quiet resort or use it as a base to explore the island, perhaps via an excursion on the historic steam engine Trenino Verde (Little Green Train). You can also visit attractions such as Loceri, the ‘House of the Olive’ museum or sample the island’s famous Pecorino cheese and Cannonau of Jerzu wine. The resort’s onsite facilities include a lovely pool and separate children’s pool and Jacuzzi. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available at the poolside, and accommodation ranges from one to three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Beach, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Childcare

Residence Baia Fenicia Sicily - Vulcano

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5732

+39 090 9852600

3120

Residence Porto Rosa Sicily - Furnari Marina

+39 338 9954417

2081

This resort is set on Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian Islands off the northern coast of Sicily. As its name implies, the island is dominated by a smoking volcano that last erupted some 100 years ago, and visitors can follow a path up its slopes to the crater rim. The resort is only 1.5km from the beach and less than 2.5km from hot mud pools, steaming rocks and a natural seawater whirlpool that creates the island’s natural thermal spa. If you want to learn more about the area you can also visit other islands by hydrofoil. Onsite facilities include swimming pool and tennis, and accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units that sleep 3-6, with partial kitchens.

Porto Rosa is a large holiday village on the northeastern coast of Sicily between Tindari and Milazzo and within walking distance of the Mediterranean coast. The resort is an ideal base from which to explore this lovely island, and is just 1.5km from the beach and marina with a variety of watersport activities, as well as the village centre with shops, restaurants and nightlife. The resort also offers a shuttle service to the airport as well as a variety of attractions and shopping areas. Porto Rosa’s attractive apartments are furnished in light, modern Italian style, and accommodation is in two bedroom units sleeping 6, with partial kitchens. Each unit is set in gardens with its own private balcony or terrace.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Beach, Restaurant

Car rental, Shuttle service


Residence Letojanni Sicily - Taormina

+39 0942 6551

2532

Mazzaforno Sporting Club Sicily - Cefalù

+39 0921 931137

3592

Surrounded by olives and almonds, Residence Letojanni is idyllically situated on a hillside on the east coast of Sicily within walking distance of the beach and 1.5km from the village of Letojanni and 5km from Taormina. In the nearby villages visitors can enjoy a wide selection of pizzerias and fish restaurants, and interesting excursions include Castelmola and the famous volcano Mount Etna, just 3km away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a bar and snack bar, swimming pool and children’s playroom, and there are a number of dining options nearby. Accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units that sleep 3-5, with partial kitchens.

Mazzaforno Sporting Club is just a few kilometres from Cefalù on the northern coast of Sicily, an area renowned as a historical centre with churches, including its Norman Cathedral, and monuments. It also has a modern development by the beach with a variety of bars, restaurants and hotels. The beach is also just a short walk from the resort, where guests will find deckchairs, umbrellas and canoes for their use. The resort’s two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6, with partial kitchens and either a balcony or terrace. Accommodation is on two floors, so not suitable for people with disabilities. The resort offers a range of onsite facilities including a swimming pool, tennis, table tennis, restaurant and live entertainment.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Laundry services

Swimming pool, Tennis, Nightclub, Table tennis, Car rental, Entertainment, Restaurant

Tonnara di Bonagia Sicily - Bonagia Valderice

+39 0923 431111

3495

Baia del Faro – Kartibubbo Sicily - Campobello di Mazara

+39 0924 40077

6421

The resort is located in the fishing village of Bonagia on the northwest coast of Sicily, an area steeped in history with many places to visit, including a museum that depicts how the catching of tuna, including the famous ‘Mattanza’, took place. The surrounding area is also rich in natural beauty, with attractions such as a nature reserve near San Vito lo Capo and the Egadi islands, just off the coast of Trapani. Back onsite you can enjoy facilities including a swimming pool, tennis, restaurant, games room and diving lessons. There is also a club and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Baia del Faro is part of a complex known as Kartibubbo, situated on the south west coast of Sicily. The resort is right next to the beach but also very well located for excursions and organised trips to explore the nearby islands, as well as Sicily itself. It is also just two hours’ drive from the incredible Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO Heritage Site that contains the remains of seven temples dating back to the 5th century. The nearest large town is Mazara del Vallo, which has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, though there are many dining options at the resort, including a pizzeria. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 3-5, with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, ATM machine, Restaurant, Snack bar

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Windsurfing, Spa, Restaurant, Snack bar

Hotel Villa Igea Capri

+39 081 8380111

3093

Residenza Casa Vuotto Capri

+39 081 8370097

4887

The air conditioned apartments of Hotel Villa Igea are ideally located just a few minutes from the famous, colourful Piazzetta in the centre of Capri. For many years this tiny island off the coast of Naples has delighted visitors who come to enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere of its pavement cafés, elegant shops and beautiful coastline. You can also take a chairlift to the island’s highest point or a boat ride to the Grotta Azzurra. The resort is a short drive from the beach with shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Accommodation comprises studio and two bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Residenza Casa Vuotto is situated on the enchanting tiny island of Capri located off the coast of Naples, which is renowned for the cosmopolitan atmosphere of its pavement cafés, exclusive restaurants, elegant shops and beautiful coastline. There’s plenty to do here, including a chairlift that will take you to enjoy views from the highest point on the island. The resort is right next to the beach and just a five minute walk from the colourful Piazzetta in the centre of the island, and offers accommodation in the form of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-7, with partial kitchens and many with a Jacuzzi bath.

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Kitchen facilities

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Malta Set amidst the awe inspiring blue of the Mediterranean, Malta is an extraordinary island offering an unforgettable break. Its sheer diversity and year round warm climate are among the things that make Malta one of the most popular destinations in Europe. It offers several holidays in one and all the time its scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop. The island has some outstanding sandy beaches, but is mostly graced with shingle covered coves and bays where the water is always clear, warm and inviting. The Mediterranean here also offers up plenty of great dive sites and opportunities for snorkelling. Almost every street, square and alleyway in its compact capital city Valletta overflows with history and beguiling buildings. In fact, part of what makes

San Lawrenz

Malta unique is that so much of its past is still visible today. Mdina, the silent city, is one of the island’s most popular destinations. This medieval town gives a step back in time glimpse of early life on the island. Cars are rarely seen on streets that are graced by palaces and the splendour of St. Paul’s Cathedral. If you’re looking for action, Malta’s great for horse riding, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. You can even go paragliding for a bird’s eye view of the island. Alternatively make the most of Malta’s rocky terrain and try your hand at off road driving in a 4x4 vehicle. The sister islands of Gozo and Comino are

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a short boat trip away and worth a visit to sample their quiet charm. Gozo in particular offers peaceful countryside as well as some historic churches, fortifications and temples. Pictured above: The marina in Vittoriosa. Below, left to right: Colourful Maltese bus; the Cathedral of St. Peter & St. Paul at Mdina; aptly named Blue lagoon; an atmospheric old street in Vittoriosa


Pergola Holiday & Leisure Club Mellieha

+356 21 523912

1383

Solana Hotel Mellieha

+356 21 522209

6192

Set within the picturesque village of Mellieha, the Pergola Holiday & Leisure Club offers inviting accommodation just minutes from some of Malta’s most popular beaches. With beautiful views of the sea, you are close to the village with its fantastic choice of boutiques, bars and restaurants. Onsite facilities include the Da Vinci Spa, an indoor heated pool, two outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and modern fitness centre. There’s also relaxed fine dining indoor or al fresco, and at night the Cave Bar comes alive with live entertainment. The resort’s studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments sleep 2-6, with full Italian style kitchens.

The Solana Hotel is situated in the centre of the quaint village of Mellieha. The beach is less than a kilometre away and can easily be reached by a two minute bus journey. Shops, banks, restaurants and bars are just two minutes’ walk away, as is the main terminal for trips to the capital city of Valletta. Facilities at the resort include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, restaurant and snack bar, where you’ll be welcomed by the resort’s friendly staff. The comfortable accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with mini kitchens and many with a balcony or terrace. Activities and facilities available nearby include horse riding, golf, water skiing, windsurfing and a casino.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

The Riviera Resort and Spa

La Salita Spa Vacation Club

Mellieha

+356 21 525900

6681

Mellieha

+356 21 520923

C238

This resort is situated in one of the most picturesque areas at the northern tip of Malta, enjoying a quiet and relaxing beachside location, with unspoilt country terrain on one side and the sparkling Mediterranean on the other. Just across the South Comino Channel, Malta’s sister islands of Gozo and Comino are easily accessible by ferry. Mellieha Bay, the island’s largest sandy beach, and the town itself with shops and restaurants, are close by. Onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness centre and shops. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with full kitchens.

La Salita Spa Vacation Club is within the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa located in the lovely village of Mellieha, within walking distance of the beach and local attractions including a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. You can also take a trip to the capital city of Valletta, and the resort is also a great base from which to explore the rest of Malta. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, shops, games room, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, some of which have partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Squash, Scuba diving, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing

Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Shopping, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Porto Azzurro Resort Club Xemxija

+356 21 585171

4409

Sunny Coast Resort Club Qawra

+356 21 572945

1201

Porto Azzuro Resort Club is situated in Xemxija Bay, overlooking the gorgeous blue waters of St. Paul’s Bay and the Maltese countryside. From here you can enjoy the nearby beaches of Golden Bay and Mellieha Bay where there is a range of watersports, explore the island or visit the Simar Bird Sanctuary. The resort itself offers an array of amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, pool bar, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room, mini market, Porto Fino restaurant and Avalon Bar, and 24 hour reception. Wifi is also available at a charge. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full or partial kitchens.

Overlooking Qawra Bay with all the fun and sun the Mediterranean has to offer, Sunny Coast Resort Club has something for every guest. There are a wide variety of watersports available, while across from the resort at its Lido you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, three outdoor Jacuzzis, heated indoor pool, squash court and fully equipped gym. There is a restaurant onsite, a mini market for fresh bread and vegetables, and the front desk service is open 24 hours a day. Accommodation comprises spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with full or partial kitchen facilities.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Steam room, Spa, Restaurant, Nightclub

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Boating, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Squash, Games room

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Club Riza Qawra

+356 21 572101

1215

Club Salina Wharf Qawra

+356 21 581803

2729

Club Riza is a friendly resort located in the heart of Qawra within easy walking distance of the sea, St. Paul’s Bay and a selection of bars and restaurants. It is also an ideal base for exploring the fascinating island of Malta, often called ‘an open air museum’ as it contains gorgeous Renaissance cathedrals, Baroque palaces and the oldest human structures known to man. The resort itself has a wealth of more contemporary amenities including an indoor pool, whirlpool, Jacuzzi, bar and games room and large outdoor adult and children’s pools. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with a mix of mini, partial and full kitchens.

Club Salina Wharf offers you a superior holiday, with all the facilities you could want, including outdoor, indoor and children’s pools with adjoining Jacuzzi, sauna, sun terrace, children’s playground and games rooms. You can also enjoy a meal at the themed pub or onsite restaurant. This tranquil resort is located close to the inviting blue Mediterranean Sea where a diving school and watersports facilities are available. The surrounding area known as Bugibba is bustling with a variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, children’s activities, seaside promenade, shops and a casino. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with full kitchens and most with balconies.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Steam room, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Playground, Restaurant

The Clover Club Qawra

+356 21 580677

3477

Coral Reef Club at Suncrest Hotel Qawra

+356 21 577101

5432

The Clover Club is set in a quiet residential area of Qawra, just a short stroll from the bustling tourist hot spot of Bugibba, which has a range of restaurants, pubs, clubs and a casino. The resort is also only a few minutes’ walk from a scuba diving club as well as other watersport facilities, and there is a lido with pools and sunbathing terraces on the way into Bugibba. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool set in the central courtyard and an indoor pool for the winter months as well as a Jacuzzi, restaurant and games room. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with full or partial kitchens, and all are furnished to a high standard and have their own terraces.

Situated on the top floor of the Suncrest Hotel, the Coral Reef Club is ideally located on the seafront in Qawra with panoramic views of one of the island’s most beautiful and unspoilt bays. There are a variety of attractions and watersports at the coast, and there are some fascinating ancient buildings and monuments all over the island. The resort has many onsite facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, 24 hour internet café and several places to eat and drink. The hotel also offers elegant restaurants serving international and local cuisine. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units for 2-6 with no kitchen facilities.

Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Squash, Fishing, Fitness centre, Games room

Santana Resort Club Qawra

+356 21 583451

5678

Suncrest Beach Vacation Club Qawra

+356 21 577101

6224

Situated within the four star Santana Hotel in Qawra, Santana Resort Club offers an excellent location in the resort of St. Paul’s Bay. It is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the promenade, a sandy beach, public transport, shops, bars, restaurants, casino, cinema, watersports facilities and many other attractions. Onsite the amenities include a rooftop pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, restaurant and snack bar. Its studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-8 and have a mix of partial and full kitchens. The capital city of Valletta is just 13km away.

Located on the seafront in Qawra, Suncrest Beach Vacation Club is situated within The Suncrest Hotel and offers wonderful panoramic views of one of the island’s most beautiful bays and easy access to all the local attractions including a variety of watersports. The resort’s wide ranging onsite facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, 24 hour internet café and a number of places to eat and drink. The Suncrest Hotel also offers elegant restaurants serving international and local cuisine. Accommodation comprises studio units for 2 with no kitchens, and one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Squash, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Boating, Car rental, Fishing, Games room

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Radisson SAS Bay Point Resort St. Julians

+356 21 374894

4260

Fortina Spa Vacation Resort Sliema

6225

+356 23 460000

This resort is superbly situated in St. Georges overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and offering panoramic views along the eastern coastline to the islands of Comino and Gozo. Set in a peaceful, quiet area, it is only a short walk to the many shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs of St. Julians. Island highlights worth visiting include the capital Valetta, picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk, sea caverns of the Blue Grotto and Popeye Village fun park for children. Onsite you can enjoy a range of amenities including a fully equipped fitness centre with sauna and massage, three pools, restaurant and snack bar. All the hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units have balconies with sea views, and most have partial kitchens.

Set in Sliema and overlooking the island’s majestic capital of Valletta, the Fortina Spa Vacation Resort has wonderful panoramic views out to sea and over to Marsamxetto harbour. The resort is within walking distance of all Sliema’s attractions, plus a wide array of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. There is also a wide choice of restaurants to choose from onsite. The resort itself is ideal for a relaxing break, with a variety of facilities including indoor pool, Jacuzzi, spa centre offering a variety of treatments, restaurant and snack bar. The hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-4, with no kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Spa, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

The Park Suites Sliema

+356 21 343780

2428

The Diplomat Club Sliema

5285

+356 21 345361

Located in the heart of Sliema and only 100 metres from the beach, this resort gives easy access to a range of local attractions including open air cafés, food stalls, bars and a multitude of shops along the promenade. You can also enjoy a boating excursion on Sliema Creek, which is just five minutes away. The Park Suites are part of the Park Hotel, a contemporary hotel offering a wide range of facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a rooftop pool with panoramic views, exercise equipment, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

The Diplomat Club is ideally located on the seafront in Sliema, just a short walk from the quaint Bay Square bordered with cafés and restaurants in one direction and Malta’s most contemporary shopping mall in the other. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, games room and 24 hour reception, and guests also have use of a nearby Lido with an outdoor pool between July and September. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchen facilities and studio and one bedroom units for 2-4 with partial kitchens. You can catch a bus outside the resort into Sliema or the capital city of Valletta.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Spa, Steam room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Gozo - San Lawrenz

+356 22 110000

5534

The San Lawrenz Leisure Resort is part of a five star hotel and leisure complex overlooking the Dwejra Valley on the north side of the island of Gozo. San Lawrenz itself is a picturesque small village with natural limestone houses built around a parish church. The resort’s main feature is the Tyhalgo Marina Centre, which offers a variety of treatments including baths, water jet and freshwater treatments, all conducted by qualified staff. Other onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis and squash courts and 24 hour reception. The resort’s studio and one bedroom units sleep 2-4, with no kitchen facilities.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

The flexibility of being able to go to different places, definitely, that’s been the most useful. And the amount of friends we have made over the years. We’d definitely recommend RCI…

San Lawrenz Leisure Resort

Mr & Mrs Fraser, April 2011

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Austria

The name alone conjures up images of crisp clean air, pine forests, snow-topped mountains and crystalline rivers.

villages of A-frame houses huddled on the hillsides with flowers overflowing from the omnipresent window boxes.

Traditionally regarded as a winter destination, Austria is also a fabulous place to visit in summer, when it reveals its natural wonders and the rugged landscape offers a range of pursuits for fans of the great outdoors.

For those seeking rejuvenation, Austria has been a premier spa destination since the 1800s and offers traditional as well as state-of-the-art treatments.

Whether down in the valleys or high in the peaks it’s a paradise for walkers, cyclists, anglers fishing its waterways or even canoeists.

Austria is also a land of festivals with over 200 each year. Every summer Salzburg hosts one of the world’s most prestigious festivals CZECH over sixREPUBLIC weeks. Set in the centre of this spectacular Baroque city, the Salzburg Music

Austria’s alpine scenery holds visitors in awe of its beauty and you’ll find towns and

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Vienna

St. Martin B. Lofer / Maria Alm

Radstadt

Seefeld Axams

Grundlsee Schladming

Innsbruck

Matrei

Bad Gastein

Kaprun

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AUSTRIA

Salzburg

Scharnitz-Gissenbach

SLOVAKIA

St. Georgen Ob Murau

Warmbad-Villach

Zell Am See

SLOVENIA

Festival with its opera, theatre and concerts is an exceptional event. Salzburg is also home to the Sound of Music and film lovers can take guided trips around locations from the much loved musical, such as the perfectly landscaped Mirabell Gardens. It also has a wonderful Christmas market, where glühwein, or mulled wine, helps spread the festive cheer. Unsurpassed for winter sports, Austria enjoys guaranteed snow – it’s possible to ski in some parts for ten months of the year – and a winter wonderland of activities including snowboarding, cross country skiing, tobogganing and dog-sledding. Fancy a little culture and history? Then take time to discover some of the finest castles and palaces in Europe – Tratzberg Castle, Seggau Castle and Hof Palace are just a few of Austria’s delights.

HUNGARY Pictured clockwise from top: Hallstatt town and Lake Hallstatter; snowshoeing in the Alps; the Residenz square in Salzburg; Christmas market in Vienna; Austrian spa; a slice of traditional apple strudel


Ferienclub Grundlsee (Mondi) Grundlsee

+43 3622 84770

2578

Located on the shores of picturesque Grundlsee Lake in the famous Salzkammergut area, Ferienclub Grundlsee offers easy access to a range of activities whatever the time of year. The stunning mountain scenery makes it a popular hiking spot in summer, and there is also boating on the lake, horse riding and a fitness trail nearby. In winter there is a network of cross country skiing trails close by and a choice of downhill ski areas within a 15 to 35 minute drive. Onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna and games room, with accommodation ranging from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with partial kitchens. Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Lake, Boating, Sauna, Games room

Alpine Club Schladming

+43 3687 612150

1920

Overlooking the charming town of Schladming, the Alpine Club is a superb place to visit at any time of the year. Built in traditional Alpine style with pine furnished accommodation, this family resort has its own indoor pool, sauna and restaurant. In the colder months, guests have access to winter sports of every kind, while in spring and summer, when the lakes, valleys and meadows are ablaze with wild flowers, the countryside is a breathtaking place to explore. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 most with partial kitchens and some with dishwashers.

Insider tips:

• Don’t miss PeakWorld 3000 at the top of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. With its mountain viewing platform at 3,029 metres, indoor cinema and the Nationalpark Gallery, it offers outstanding views and tours of Hohe Tauern National Park. • Stop off at an alpine ‘hütte’, or lodge for hays milk, homemade cheeses and smoked ham while you trek through the mountains. • Take to the rails on a steam train through the countryside – many trains go up into the mountains passing expansive lakes. • Enjoy unique spectacular views of Innsbruck from the Bergisel Olympic ski jump stadium.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Spa, Restaurant, Tennis (summer only), Games room, Playground (summer only), Book library, DVD rental

Golf-Und Ferienclub Amadeus Radstadt

+43 6452 20191

C204

Personalised service and private grounds add to the intimate feel of this country style resort, which is set in the medieval town of Radstadt surrounded by stunning mountains. The year round family resort is the perfect place to experience the area’s majestic castles and lakes, discover downhill or cross country skiing in winter, while in summer play golf or enjoy hiking or horse riding. The city of Salzburg with a variety of art, culture and dining options is just an hour away. The resort’s apartments are a mix of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Sauna, Spa, Restaurant, Childcare

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Marco Polo Club Alpina Maria Alm

+43 6584 81810

1452

This wonderful family and sport hotel is nestled into the Hochkönig region’s breathtaking mountains and makes for a great year round holiday destination. The choice of nearby activities is almost endless, with action packed adventure parks, exciting high rope courses, golf, hiking, biking and watersports on the crystal clear Zeller lake, and skiing during the winter season. The resort’s onsite facilities include a large indoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness and massage room, children’s facilities, restaurant, bar and shop. Accommodation ranges from studio to two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens and a balcony with views of the mountains.

Schloss Grubhof St. Martin B. Lofer

+43 6588 74720

Situated between Salzburg and Kitzbühel, Schloss Grubhof is set in a converted ancient castle that dates in part from 1325 and belonged to the king of Bavaria. The wonderful resort is a great base for skiing during the winter sports season and exploring the region’s lakes and mountains throughout the rest of the year. Set in extensive grounds with sunbathing terraces, the Schloss Grubhof contains apartments reminiscent of a bygone era, some with a four poster bed, and contain some lovely antique furniture as well as a sauna. There is a choice of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with mini or partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Spa, Restaurant, Steam room, Fitness centre, Playground

Sauna, Pool table

Interclub Hotel Hochegg

Siesta Ferienclub Scharnitz (Mondi)

Seefeld

+43 5212 23270

Scharnitz-Gissenbach

+43 5213 5541

1534

Seefeld is set in a unique location on an Alpine plateau of about 78 square kilometres, where the varied scenery includes dense pine forests, larch woods and lush meadows. There is a ski school and ski lifts nearby, and the resort is also within easy reach of the lovely city of Innsbruck, a great shopping destination, as well as Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Interclub Hotel Hochegg’s onsite facilities include a sauna and fitness room. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Ideally located between the Bavarian city of Mittenwald and the Tyrol city of Seefeld, Siesta Ferienclub Scharnitz also gives easy access to Garmisch, Seefeld, Innsbruck and a number of nearby ski resorts and other areas of interest. The region is filled with clear skies, beautiful countryside and stunning mountains that are ideal for hiking, including the Karwendel range. Back at the resort you can relax with a sauna and a meal in the onsite restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial kitchens and a balcony or terrace.

Fitness centre, Sauna, Car rental

Sauna, Restaurant, Cross country skiing

Ferienclub Schlösslhof (Mondi) Axams

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1413

+43 5234 671720

1536

Hotel Goldried/Goldried Park Matrei

+43 4875 6113

3217

Ferienclub Schlösslhof is the ideal location for your holiday, whether you love skiing and outdoor activities or art and entertainment. The resort is situated amid magnificent mountains barely 10km from the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck, and a short walk from the lovely village of Axams which has friendly taverns, old mountain farms, a popular theatre and open air concerts. The resort’s onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spacious modern sauna and infra red health cabins. All units are furnished in Tyrolean style with views of the surrounding mountains and are a mix of studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

The attractive Hotels Goldried and Goldried Park have a beautiful location on the hillside on the outskirts of Matrei in southern Austria. This is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with a variety of amenities and activities nearby, including a cable car that operates in summer for entry to the Europa-Panorama walking trail and in winter for skiing. The resort is a lovely place to relax after the exertions of the day, with a range of onsite facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a cosy cellar bar and restaurant. The resort’s one and two bedroom apartments sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens and their own sauna.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant

Ski school, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Games room, Sauna, Restaurant


Hotel Neue Post Zell Am See

+43 6542 73773

1980

Marco Polo Club Hotel Happy Kaprun

+43 6547 7104

1074

Hotel Neue Post, in the heart of Zell Am See, is ideal for a relaxing or an active holiday. There are many sporting facilities at the lake, just a few minutes’ walk away, with ski slopes and tennis courts nearby, and a golf course just over 1.5km away. Summer leisure activities at the resort are centred around the large garden with barbecue parties held next to the heated swimming pool. Inside, there is a restaurant, sauna, two Jacuzzis and a fitness centre. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with no, mini, partial or full kitchens depending on size.

Set in the fabulous location of Kaprun close to a lake and surrounded by mountains, Marco Polo Club Hotel Happy is a wonderful year round holiday destination. In the winter there’s numerous ski lifts and runs, as well as cross country trails, and delightful local towns and villages provide excellent day trips. Summer skiing is possible on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, and Lake Zell is just over 5km away for a variety of summer watersports. The resort has its own fitness centre and sauna, and accommodation in studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, some with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Restaurant

Sauna, Playground, Fitness centre

Ferienclub Bellevue (Mondi) Bad Gastein

+43 6434 6006

3713

The stunning mountain scenery will take your breath away at Ferienclub Bellevue, which is situated near the world famous spa of Bad Gastein. In this magnificent Alpine setting you’ll find excellent trails for hiking in summer and one of Europe’s top ski areas in winter, with more than 50 ski lifts and over 230km of first class downhill ski slopes. The spa is close by, as are restaurants, shopping and more. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna with Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, health club, restaurant, bar and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens.

Clubhotel Am Kreischberg St. Georgen Ob Murau

+43 3537 20001

Located in the Murau ski region a few minutes’ walk from the ski lifts of Kreischberg Hill, this resort is ideal for guests that love sport, who can enjoy numerous hiking and biking routes through the valleys and mountains of the Alps, swim in mountain lakes or raft on the River Mur. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities too, with charming cities such as Judenburg and Murau waiting to be discovered, and attractions like the Wood Museum of St Ruprecht or Naturpark of Grebenzen. The resort’s onsite facilities include sauna, Jacuzzi and games room, while accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Bowling alley, Games room

Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Spa, Playground

Arkadia Ferien Domizil

Holiday Residence Warmbad

Warmbad-Villach

+43 4242 30040

2582

6756

Warmbad-Villach

+39 33177 12971

2842

Ideally located in the popular spa town of Warmbad-Villach near the Italian and Slovenian border, Arkadia Ferien Domizil offers easy access to the activities and beauty of the great Austrian outdoors. Within 19km of the resort there are a number of lakes for swimming, mountains for hiking and well prepared biking trails. In winter you can also access four ski areas, with elevations of 1,950 metres, within the same distance, while the resort’s onsite facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, ski rental and family entertainment. All the resort’s one bedroom units sleep up to 4, with full kitchens.

Set in the village of Warmbad-Villach just over 1.5km from the town of Villach, close to the Italian and Slovenian borders, this resort is ideally located in a year round holiday area with many sports facilities and spa treatments. In winter it’s a short drive to facilities for downhill skiing, skating, sleigh rides and tobogganing, while summer options include mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, sightseeing and watersports on the lakes. Guests can also use enjoy the Erlebnistherme water park nearby. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of one bedroom units that sleep up to 6, with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Sauna

Car rental, Restaurant, Playground, Snack bar

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Switzerland When mountain peaks rise to touch the clouds and verdant valleys caress the contours of an endless vista you’ll find yourself in Switzerland. It’s a country that unfurls a welcome year round with views that are without equal. A land at the heart of Europe, Switzerland is influenced by the five countries that share her borders and moulded by the glacial rivers, mountainous terrain and alpine flowers that make up much of her extraordinary landscape.

Insider tips: • Unearth Switzerland’s geology and witness the formation of mountains and plate tectonics at Piz Sardona, in national park GeoPark SarganserlandWalensee-Glarnerland. • Follow in the footsteps of author Mary Shelley and Lord Byron by visiting the 11th century castle Chateau de Chillon on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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Switzerland’s natural beauty is not limited to the Alps and its deep valleys however. Its lakes filled with the icy water from the snow that decorates its peaks encapsulate the wonder of the country.

the cable car to the summit of the Schilthorn Piz Gloria and dine at the world’s first revolving restaurant. Piz Gloria was a location in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking in the hills in summer and skiing the snow laden slopes throughout winter. Here you’ll find some of the world’s best skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, skating and ski gliding.

The salt deposits at Bex have been churning out their ‘white gold’ since the 15th century and are still mined today. The mines are open to visitors to explore and there’s a museum showing the history of salt mining, which began in 1684.

Switzerland’s towns and cities too are visual feasts and it’s worth visiting Lucerne, a lovely small city across the lake from Altdorf, where according to legend William Tell shot an apple off his son’s head. Its sights and attractions are many and include Chapel Bridge, its 16th century water tower, and Jesuit Church, enhanced by a lovely lakeside location. Mürren is a beautiful car free mountainside village with spectacular views across to the Eiger mountain. From here you can take

Rail journeys in Switzerland are events in themselves. Whether you use the trains for simply getting around or are taking in a scenic tour, the Swiss landscape spotted with cool lakes and lush alpine foliage heartily grazed by goats and cows will forever be etched into your memory. A train ride is a great way to pass the time in Switzerland, and the watch-making capital of the world is the ideal place to check out the fabulous time pieces in jewellers’ windows.


Les Naturelles Leukerbad

+41 274722929

4804

Leukerbad, set in the heart of the Valaisannes Alps, is situated at a height of 1,402m. This ski station offers abundant snow during winter with 24km of cross country skiing, 48km of downhill ski slopes, and a pleasant alpine climate in spring and summer. The village is also a well known spa resort with two beautiful, well equipped complexes. The resort is located at the entrance to the village, close to attractions and enjoys unobstructed views of the mountain panorama. Accommodation comprises one bedroom for 4 and two bedroom for 6, both with full kitchen, telephone and satellite TV.

Full kitchen facilities, Pool table, Laundry facilities

Aparthotel Helvetia Intergolf Crans-Montana

+41 274858888

2380

Aparthotel Helvetia Intergolf is located in an exclusive setting among shops and international boutiques, as well as the famous ski slopes of the area. The resort’s onsite facilities include restaurants, an indoor swimming pool, steam room, solarium and games room. At this all season destination there is always something to suit your mood from skiing and toboganning in winter to tennis and golfing in the summer. There are also endless oportunities for shopping all year round. Accommodation comprises studios to two bedroom units sleeping 6. All units have a fully equipped kitchen, oven and fridge, TV, wifi, telephone and balcony. Pictured clockwise from top left: Engelberg village scene; revolving restaurant at Piz Gloria; a traditional Swiss fondue; Aarburg castle near Zurich; ski lift in the Swiss Alps; the Gornergratbahn long gauge mountain railway near Zermatt

Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant, Steam room, Solarium, Spa

Résidence Mont-Calme Haute-Nendaz 0

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+41 272895151

3466

100 Km

Zürich

Les Diablerets

GERMANY

Villars-sur-Ollon Leysin

Bern

Torgon

LIECH.

SWITZERLAND Geneva Leukerbad Crans-Montana

Val d'Illiez

Haute-Nendaz

Ovronnaz

FRANCE

I TA LY

AUSTRIA Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, this resort affords a stunning view of the Alpine summits and access to the extensive ski area of Haute-Nendaz. In winter it is well known for its skiing, and in summer for its famous pastoral mountain trails. Nearby summer activities also include tennis, swimming, miniature golf, mountain biking, parasailing and rock climbing. This superbly designed and well appointed resort is perfect for those seeking sports activities or just some well earned peace and quiet. Facilities include a shop, bar and nightclub. Apartments are well furnished, studios sleeping 2, one bedroom apartments for 2 and four bedroom apartments for 6.

Saillon

Sauna, Shop, Bar, Nightclub, Laundry facilities, ATM

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Les Bains de Saillon Saillon

+41 277444550

Les Thermalies Ovronnaz

+41 273051111

2449

On the bank of the Rhône, between Sion and Martigny, stands Saillon. The ancient village with its medieval walls has an unmistakable southern flavour, while the setting of Saillon and its thermal baths, nestling under the majestic Bayard tower, is restful and soothing. Amid the vineyards of the Valais lies the site of the Les Bains de Saillon spa, close to the site of the ancient baths. Now guests can enjoy a much more modern thermal centre, which has been designed to harmonise with its surroundings. Accommodation at the resort comprises studios sleeping 2 with partial kitchen facilities and one bedroom units sleeping 4 with fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.

This region draws visitors courtesy of its combination of winter skiing, summer hiking and thermal pools with panoramic views. At Les Thermalies outdoor activities take centre stage. In winter, guests divide their time between the slopes and the spa, where the warmth of the indoor and outdoor thermal waters balances the brisk mountain air. In summer, experience hiking and biking through a network of Alpine pastures, mountains and vineyards with magnificent views. Accommodation comprises studios and one to three bedroom suites sleeping 2-8, all with mini kitchens. Units are connected by heated glass galleries, affording guests spectacular views of the snow covered Alps.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Nightclub

Indoor/outdoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Portes du Soleil Val d’Illiez

+41 244772682

2843

Royal Alpage Club Val d’Illiez

+41 244772682

4886

The Portes du Soleil at Val d’Illiez is located at the foot of the Dents du Midi mountain range, where you can enjoy some of the best ski country in the world. The resort even has a ski school and onsite downhill ski trails. There are also a variety of pursuits to enjoy in the summer, including hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, and there is a spa nearby. This resort features full kitchens, with microwave oven in all units and a separate dining area, satellite TV and wifi internet. Studio units sleep 2 and one bedroom units sleep up to 4. The two and three bedroom units sleep 6 to 8 and have ensuite bathrooms. All units have full kitchen facilities.

This resort is located in the heart of the Chablais Alps where you can enjoy spectacular views of the majestic mountains while relaxing in a lovely Swiss retreat. Discover world class skiing at Portes du Soleil, one of the biggest skiing areas in Europe, or take a break from the slopes with a trip to the entertainment park. There are also a variety of summer activities including tennis, horse riding and mountain biking. Sample delectable Swiss culinary traditions at the onsite restaurant. Apartments here are charming and reflect local tradition, each benefitting from a fully equipped kitchen with accommodation comprising studios and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4.

Ski school, Downhill skiing, Restaurant

Ski school, Downhill skiing, Restaurant

Résidence Panorama Villars Villars-sur-Ollon

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+41 244962111

1463

Résidence Diablerets – Parc A Les Diablerets

+41 244921118

2743

Résidence Panorama Villars is an undiscovered gem with world class skiing and brilliant white snow and a central location near Villars. The town boasts 120km of ski slopes, 45 ski lifts, 300km of marked trails, a heated swimming pool, and paragliding. The resort offers charming chalet style luxury, located in the heart of the Alps, with incredible views of the Dents du Midi mountains. Accommodation comprises studio units through to three bedroom units sleeping 8, with either partial or full kitchen facilities. Units are spacious and warm with TV, telephone, and have free wifi access.

Les Diablerets is a small mountain village southeast of Montreux, and this resort is a traditional style chalet divided into apartments and situated close to the centre. The village has a sports centre, you can also enjoy fishing or paragliding and the local tourist office offers weekly activities for members. Guests can ski all year round, from the resort in the winter and from the glacier in both summer and winter. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 2, one bedroom units sleeping 4 and two bedroom units sleeping 6, all with a bath or shower, full or mini kitchen, central heating, telephone and TV.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Games room

Sauna, Laundry facilities


Leysin Parc Leysin

+41 244942622

2954

Résidences Chamossaire Leysin

+41 244943776

3134

The picturesque village of Leysin sits on sunny mountain slopes in an area famous for tranquillity, blue skies and healthy climate. The Leysin Parc complex enjoys wonderful views. Ski runs with 70km of skiable tracks are about 1.2km away from the resort and, during the winter, the resort offers a transfer to the ski runs. In summer, trekking, mountain biking and climbing are just some of the onsite activities. A variety of restaurants and shops are nearby. Accommodation comprises studios for 2 with partial kitchen, one bedroom units for 4 and two bedroom units for 6, each with fully equipped kitchens.

The Swiss Alps welcome visitors with world class ski slopes, luxurious resorts, and warm Swiss culture. This resort is located in Leysin, and it is nestled into the side of a mountain, boasting excellent views of the slopes and situated near the cable cars and ski runs. During summer you can enjoy mountaineering, paragliding and horse riding. Nearby facilities include a Jacuzzi, sauna, and spa to soothe the weary skier and hiker. Elegant furnishings are provided in the one bedroom apartments sleeping 4 or the two bedroom apartments sleeping 6, each includes a fully equipped kitchen, balcony or terrace.

Tennis, Laundry facilities, Film rental

Laundry facilities, Film rental, Car rental

Castel Club Leysin

+41 244942622

3844

Les Crêtes-Euroloisirs Torgon

+41 244822222

3705

The picturesque village of Leysin sits at 1100m on the sunny mountain slopes in an area famous for tranquillity, sunshine and healthy climate. Castel Club complex enjoys wonderful views with ski runs only 1.2km away from the resort. In summer, trekking, riding and climbing are some of the activities available onsite. From Leysin, you can access Alpes Vaudoises (Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000, Villars, Les Mosses). Nearby amenities include a restaurant, shops and the railway station. Accommodation comprises studio units for 2, with partial kitchen, one bedroom units for 4 and two bedroom units for 6 both with full kitchens. Access to units is via lifts and stairs.

Torgon lies at a height of 1,080m within one of Europe’s most extensive ski regions, Les Portes du Soleil, where 640km of pistes are served by more than 250 lifts. There are connections to Morzine and Avoriaz in France, Morgins or La Chapelle d’Abondance. The resort is just a short walk away from ski lifts, while in summer, there are mountain bike trails and hang gliding. Choose from studios sleeping 2, one bedroom units for 4, two bedroom units for 6 or three bedroom units sleeping 8. All units have a kitchen with fridge/freezer, oven, toaster and a coffee machine.

Tennis, Film rental, Parking

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi

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Germany A land famed for the diversity of its natural beauty, extensive coastlines, historic castles and outstanding architecture, Germany plays host to every type of holiday. One of Europe’s ancient civilisations, Germany has rich cultural offerings and is renowned for its old world charm. Yet all this is set within one of the continent’s most modern and thriving economies. Germany can be visited all year round – offering summer beaches, autumn festivals, winter skiing and the alpine flowers of spring.

Hamburg Bremen

Hannover

NETHERLANDS

Time honoured seaside holidays are enjoyed on the expansive beaches and islands of the north, which sit alongside lovely whitewashed resorts. The Germans like beaches so much they make a feature of them in cities like Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Cologne in the summer.

Berlin

GERMANY

Düsseldorf Cologne/Bonn

LUX.

Gemund Schleiden Frankfurt

Nuremberg

CZECH REPUBLIC

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FRANCE

Viechtach Bayerisch Eisenstein

Stuttgart

Hinterzarten

Munich

Missen-Wilhams Grainau Oberstaufen

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For the more active, Germany is an oasis of opportunity – offering cycling, canoeing, golf, surfing, sailing and cross country skiing. In contrast there’s the serene Black Forest – around 160 kilometres by 60 kilometres of heavily wooded mountains and verdant valleys, a delight for nature lovers. The forest allows you to step back in time as you encounter villages more than 300 years old, while some of the houses contain traditional cuckoo clocks still made by the country’s finest craftsmen.


Gemünder Ferienpark Salzberg Gemund Schleiden

+49 2444830

1667

Gemünder Ferienpark Salzberg is located in the Eifel region, well known for its extensive forests, rivers and lakes. The picturesque village of Gemund offers forests, lakes, beautiful scenery, swimming, bike trails and horse riding. The resort is also less than 64km away from the town of Cologne where you can visit the Cathedral or Chocolate Museum. The Rhineland, with its castles and wine growing areas, is also within easy reach by car. Studios sleep 2, one bedroom units sleep up to 4 and two bedroom units sleep up to 6. Each unit benefits from a well equipped kitchen including a microwave and a terrace or a balcony.

Sauna, Car rental, Laundry facilities

Residenz Mandelgarten Deidesheim Deidesheim

Pictured clockwise from left: The Plönlein (Little Square) in Rothenburg; romantic castle in the Bavarian Alps; the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; plate of Bavarian sausages and sauerkraut

For an even more sedate option, visit the wine growing region around Rheinhessen and Palatinate in the south west. Besides the delicious wines, the area is a visual delight, with alpine lakes, snow topped mountains, elegant villages and medieval castles. If you are seeking pampering and wellness, Germany has a long standing heritage of spa and health resorts. All over the country you can enjoy thermal springs, therapeutic mud, Thalassotherapy treatments and much more. And no visit would be complete without bratwurst and beer or schnitzel and schnapps – Germans know a thing or two about food and drink. The country has festivals dedicated to both, including the renowned Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world. Germans also celebrate Christmas rather well, with huge colourful street markets selling gifts as well as hot food and drink, including traditional Glühwein. Whether you want to sail along the lakes, visit the valleys, hike the alpine countryside, ski snow capped mountains, or stroll through world famous cities and towns, you’ll never be short of things to do here in the heart of Europe.

+49 632670070

3235

The resort lies on the famous ‘Weinstrasse’ wine route, hosting more than 200 wine festivals between May and October. Take an excursion through the forest, visit castles, monasteries and ruins as well as the largest barrels in the world. Other attractions in the area include The Black Forest, Heidelberg and Frankfurt or just enjoy a day in nearby Alsace. Amenities nearby include cultural and historic sites as well as a swimming pool, sports courts, sauna and nightclub. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 2 to two bedroom units sleeping 6. All units have partial kitchens with a fridge, coffee machine and cable TV. Some units also feature a terrace or balcony.

Sauna, Playground, Laundry facilities

Sporthotel Brennes Bayerisch Eisenstein

+49 499925333

2548

Brennes lies in the Bavarian forests, on the border of the Czech Republic. Explore the woods and lakes of the Arber region, which is popular with walkers, or go cross country skiing during the winter. For souvenirs, visit Czechia for some excellent discount shopping. Sporthotel Brennes offers a range of facilities including a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and solarium. Near the resort, bobsledding and fishing are available. The resort also organises trips to Prague, Munich and other areas on request. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 2 to two bedroom units sleeping 6. All units are carpeted and are well equipped with partial kitchens, TV and telephone.

Ski school, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

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Sporthotel Am Pfahl Viechtach

+49 99429570

Erlenbruck Hinterzarten

+49 765212040

1962

Sporthotel Am Pfahl is located on the outskirts of the lovely spa village of Viechtach, where there are a number of shops, cafĂŠs and restaurants. Nearby are endless kilometres of trails for walking, or you can explore the countryside by bike. The resort is surrounded by a large garden, with a restaurant and snack bar available onsite. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 2 and one bedroom units sleeping 4, all equipped with a partial kitchen. Some units have a balcony. Pets are allowed (fee payable) but resort must be advised before arrival. The resort is also well located for a trip to the Czech Republic.

This resort is located above Hinterzarten, in a nature reserve, perfect for relaxing and enjoying your holiday. Hinterzarten offers a range of activities year round, including a complete wellness programme. Nearby is a lake that allows for fishing or just relaxing on its beach. You can also tee off at Golfclub Hochschwarzwald e.V., about 1.5km from the resort. In winter you can take to the piste, and there is a ski school just 1.5km away from the resort. Onsite facilities at Erlenbruck include an indoor pool, sauna and gym. Each unit comes fully furnished and has a telephone and carpet. Choose from studio, one or two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Restaurant, Tennis, Racquetball

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Playground, Laundry facilities

Adler Bellevue Ferienclub E.V. Hinterzarten

+49 76525306

3086

Ferienpark Oberallgaeu Missen-Wilhams

+49 8320676

1337

Adler Bellevue Ferienclub E.V. is situated in the heart of the Black Forest in the idyllic Hinterzarten. Hiking is popular during summer, or you can visit villages from the Middle Ages or sample wines with day trips to Alsace in France. The private park is ideal for relaxing walks. In front of the resort is the popular Parkhotel Adler whose facilities can be used by guests for a fee. These include a sauna, solarium, indoor pool, restaurant and bar. Accommodation is in a choice of studio and one bedroom apartments for 4, some with balconies. The units have partial kitchens with microwave, dishwasher, fridge and coffee maker. All units have satellite TV and telephone.

This is the perfect resort for those seeking peace and tranquillity, located on a hill overlooking the small village of Missen-Wilhams. An ideal base for an excursion, guests can visit the world famous castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Facilities at the resort include an indoor pool, sauna, solarium, bar, restaurant and a small playground. During winter there is a ski school for beginners nearby. There is a choice of studios and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2, with the larger two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 6. All units have full kitchens, and most also have a balcony.

Indoor swimming pool, Laundry facilities

Entertainment, Games room, Car rental, Playground

Ferienclub Oberstaufen (Mondi) Oberstaufen

132

7520

+49 8386 7000

2029

Club Colombo Hotel Quellenhof Grainau

+49 88211850

1121

Situated in the picturesque village of Oberstaufen, with the panorama of the Allgäu alpine mountain range, the Ferienclub Oberstaufen is the perfect resort. Fresh air and a wonderful climate make it a favourite all year round, with a range of recreational activities in winter or summer, including skiing, fishing, boating, and a golf course nearby. Amenities range from restaurants, tennis courts, sports and leisure facilities, to the indoor swimming pool with spa and whirlpool. The lovely apartment houses are designed in typical alpine style, with studio, one and two bedroom units that accommodate up to 6 people. Units feature a balcony, patio, and partial kitchen.

Take in the spectacular alpine views while staying at the Club Colombo Hotel Quellenhof. Near the resort you will find a range of activities such as cross country skiing, horse riding and there is also a ski school. In the winter there are ski lifts available nearby to take you to a wide range of pistes that cater to all levels of skier and snowboarder, while in summer the resort offers alpine tours for experienced climbers as well as hiking tours to mountain lakes for swimming, sailing, windsurfing and fishing. At the resort you will discover a sauna, solarium, indoor pool, billiards, and a bar. Accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units that sleep up to 4 but have no kitchen facilities.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Games room, Restaurant, Sauna


Belgium From the sandy beaches of the north coast, through the Flemish lowlands and on to the densely forested hills and ridges of the Ardennes in the south, Belgium surprises with elegant cities, gastronomic delights and artisan beers. For a small country Belgium offers big possibilities and everything is always within easy reach. Culturally diverse, it’s rich with spectacular architecture in its cities and historic castles dotted around the country. The central plateau, Ardennes and southern regions are wonderful for walking, kayaking, climbing and cycling amid plunging river valleys backed by forested mountains. Despite being best known for its chocolate, Belgian cuisine is highly regarded and the country has many quality restaurants, while

Insider tips:

its food has been described as ‘French food in German quantities’. Like the Germans, Belgians take their beer very seriously – there are more than 450 different varieties – in fact it’s fair to say Belgium is to beer what France is to wine. You can even follow a tour through the countryside called the Beer Route. In the capital Brussels the Grand Square is regarded as one of the most beautiful

• Bruges has the only work of art by Michelangelo to leave Italy during his lifetime. View it at the Church of our Lady. • Don’t forget to pick up a box of handmade Belgian chocolates – they’re some of the finest in the world.

Main picture: Picturesque canal scene in Bruges. Above right: Handmade chocolates on display in a Belgian sweet shop

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Residentie Van Gogh Knokke-Heist

+32 50622480

3743

Residentie Van Gogh is located just 19km from the centre of Bruges, a perfect base for exploring Belgium. The fashionable centre of Knokke is close by, along with a casino, sandy beach, plenty of restaurants and an 18 hole golf course. Further afield, the country’s fascinating and historic capital city of Brussels is less than an hour’s drive away. Guests to this resort can benefit from everything needed for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar, lounge by the pool, or relax and unwind in the sauna. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8, all featuring full kitchens and air conditioning. Pictured clockwise from top left: The Grand Square in Brussels, carpeted with flowers; sand dunes on the Belgian coast; miniature versions of Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower at the Mini Europe theme park

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Poolside bar

in Europe. It’s surrounded by 15th century buildings such as the dramatic Gothic Hotel de Ville, or Town Hall. A few minutes’ walk away is another of the city’s famous landmarks, the Manneken Pis, an unusual but well known symbol of the city. Another is the quirky Atomium, a huge building shaped like connected molecules and housing a museum and restaurant offering stunning views of Brussels.

Molenheide

With a couple of hours to spare in the city, head to Mini Europe, a park with miniature reproductions of the continent’s most famous monuments. In an hour you can saunter through London, Paris, Venice, Athens, knock down the Berlin Wall or even watch Mount Vesuvius erupt.

Situated in Helchteren, Molenheide is an excellent base for exploring fascinating cities including Brussels and Antwerp, all within 88km. Close by is the open air museum of Bokrijk and its famous ‘historical village’, taking you several centuries into the past. Other interesting cities include Hasselt, St Trond, and Tongres, all in the region of Limburg, which provides excellent shopping opportunities. Molenheide’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation is in one and three bedroom bungalows sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchen facilities.

To visit the lovingly preserved architecture and historic treasures of the medieval city of Bruges is to step back in time. A highly regarded UNESCO World Heritage site, the oval shaped old city has an array of great museums to complement its iconic buildings.

Helchteren

+32 11521044

4951

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Games room

Balmoral Spa

+32 87792141

4905

NETHERLANDS Knokke-Heist

Helchteren Brussels

BELGIUM Spa

FRANCE

0

50

100 Km

LUX.

Enjoy first class accommodation at Balmoral, with its unique location in the forested surroundings of Spa just three minutes from the city centre. Balmoral offers studios to two bedroom units, all extensively equipped with heating, air conditioning, partial kitchens with microwave, fridge, mini bar, toaster and coffee maker. This elegant hotel has a distinct charm with its array of exclusive facilities including relaxation pool, Jacuzzi, spa treatments, tennis courts and for food and drink the warm atmosphere in the hotel bar and the Entre Terre and Mer provides a delicious dining experience. Mountain bikes, golf and ski equipment are also available for hire.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna

134


Denmark

Denmark’s Viking history tells of a warrior past, but thankfully today the Danes offer an altogether more friendly and tranquil welcome.

NORWAY

0

50

100 Km

Skagen Løkken

Farso

SWEDEN

Aalborg

DENMARK

A visit to the quiet but charming town of Skagen will take you to the far north of the country, where most homes are painted a distinctive yellow with red-tiled roofs and white picket fences. Skagen has an extensive shoreline perfect for an afternoon stroll and is backed by a rugged landscape.

Vejby Copenhagen

Esbjerg

Allinge Kalvehave

GERMANY

Located in Northern Europe, Denmark is surrounded on three sides by the North and Baltic Seas – in fact you are never more than 50 kilometres from its coast. Denmark is relatively small and flat, and most parts of the country can be reached within a couple of hours.

Bornholm Island

Just north is Grenen, a sandy point where the tides of two straits meet, Skagerrak the strait between Denmark and Norway, and Kattegat which separates Denmark from Sweden. Pictured clockwise from top: Copenhagen town centre; old houses in Jutland; harbour scene in Strandby; windmill in Copenhagen; Egeskov castle in Southern Funen

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Befitting the home of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark has some fairytale destinations that make it truly captivating. Throughout the country you’ll find cosmopolitan cities and quaint off the beaten track villages, while its historic past can be glimpsed at almost every turn with an astonishing 600 castles. Denmark consists of some 500 islands and the capital city, Copenhagen, is largely located on two of them. The city has many parks and is very clean, safe and easy to travel around.

Meanwhile the 400-year-old castle Rosenborg and its gardens can be found in the centre of Copenhagen and are not to be missed. Dining doesn’t come much better than in the capital where you can eat at no less than 11 Michelin starred restaurants. Stars of another kind can be seen at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium, a striking contemporary waterfront building that features an IMAX theatre, while nature lovers will find plenty to tempt their palate with mighty rocky isles to explore, shifting sand dunes to scale and woodland inlets to wander.

Insider tips: • Visit Skagen in June to see the celebration of Midsummer Eve, or St John’s Eve, with bonfires and singing on the beach. • The Tivoli Christmas market in Copenhagen is a must if your visit takes in the festive season. Visitors can enjoy the carnival feel while singing carols and sipping mulled wine. • No trip to Copenhagen would be complete without seeing The Little Mermaid, the famous statue that has graced the city since 1913.

Lighthouse on the Danish island of Langeland

Traneklit Skagen

+45 9844 1322

0880

Skagenklit Skagen

+45 9845 0111

2413

Situated near the historic Skagen, on one of Denmark’s finest sand beaches, Traneklit is the perfect holiday centre for the family. Skagen lies on the northern tip of Jutland, in an area famous for its seafood. There are kilometres of sand dunes and pine plantations for interesting walks. Accommodation comprises of one, two and three bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens. Leisure facilities are free of charge, and there is access to an 18 hole golf course (fee payable) and tennis courts nearby. This resort is not suitable for people with walking difficulties because of the stairs in the accommodation.

Explore Skagen, situated at the north of Jutland, where you can visit museums containing famous works of local painters or play at the golf course nearby, which is free of charge. From the towns of Fredrikshavn and Hirtshals, you can take one of the daily connections to Sweden or Norway. Skagenklit is situated on a cliff, only 100m from the beach, in the old part of Skagen and facilities include a sauna, indoor heated swimming pool, playground and restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio to three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, with partial kitchens and most with sea views.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Sauna

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Jeckels Gl Skagen +45 9844 6544

Skagen

2556

Løkken Badehotel Løkken

3704

+45 9899 1411

Skagen is famed for its attractive beach location with many old, traditional buildings and cultural institutions. Attractions in the area include shops, golf courses, deep sea fishing and hiking, and the beautiful beach is only 200 metres away. Jeckels Gl Skagen is just 5km from Skagen, in a building dating back to the 19th century with amenities that include tennis, a playground and a café. Experience old charm and modern comfort at the resort, with accommodation ranging from studio to three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, all with their own individual character. All units have full kitchens with the exception of studio units which have partial kitchens.

Løkken, North Jutland is a charming international seaside resort boasting some 40km of the cleanest fine sandy beaches, dotted with colourful bathing huts. The resort is located in the town square which bustles with life and contains an abundance of restaurants and cafés. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, solarium, sauna and games room. Nearby you will find horse riding, tennis, golf and surfing. Accommodation comprises studio to two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, all individually designed. All units have full kitchens and most also have a terrace or balcony. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

Tennis, Games room, Table tennis, Playground, Laundry facilities

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Games room

Himmerland Golf & Country Club Farso

+45 9649 6100

0972

Feriecentret Rågeleje Klit Vejby

+45 4871 7661

2056

Famed as the biggest golf complex in Northern Europe, Himmerland Golf & Country Club features two international golf courses, as well as a par 3 course. The resort is located in northern Denmark about 65km from Aalborg and benefits from a beautiful location among woods and small lakes. It also contains a wide range of amenities including golf schools, bowling, a spa, wellness facilities, indoor swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, games room and a choice of restaurants and bars. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units sleeping 6 with full kitchen and some units also include a wood burning stove in the living area.

Situated on Denmark’s attractive north coast of Zealand, Feriecentret Rågeleje Klit is only 45 minutes’ drive from the capital Copenhagen, with the popular shopping town of Hilleroed even closer. Helsingor (Elsinore), where you can catch the ferry across to Sweden, is also nearby, and there are holiday towns, marinas and beautiful scenery to view along the coast when driving to Copenhagen. Resort facilities include sauna and solarium, and activities available nearby or within an easy drive include tennis, golf and horse riding. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units, sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens. Units at the front feature French windows overlooking the beach.

Indoor swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Fitness centre, Sauna, Games room

Beach, Sauna, Steam room, Playground, Laundry facilities

Østersø Færgegård Kalvehave

+45 5538 8493

2941

Strandslot Ferielejligheder Bornholm Island - Allinge

+45 5648 0315

1970

Østersø Færgegård is located in Kalvehave, in southern Zealand, near the island of Mon, less than an hour’s drive from Copenhagen. The units at Østersø Færgegård are built around and within a refurbished hotel, which enjoys a unique location by the harbour and marina, with castles, museums, villages, beaches and a safari park all within easy reach. Or you can travel further to spend a day in ‘wonderful’ Copenhagen. Facilities onsite include playground, solarium, sauna and indoor swimming pool. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units sleeping up to 6, all furnished to the highest standards with full kitchens and some featuring sea views.

This superb resort is located directly on the beach in one of Denmark’s most popular tourist locations. The island of Bornholm lies south of the coast of Sweden, and is famous for its smoked herring and handicrafts. The resort has excellent facilities including a health centre featuring spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, solarium and massage treatments. There are also a variety of shops, restaurants and other attractions on the island. Activities available nearby also include fishing and boating, and there is a golf course within 10km of the resort. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of studios, one and two bedroom units with full kitchens and a balcony or terrace.

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Windsurfing, Sauna, Games room, Boating

Beach, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental

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Norway Imagine a land dramatically shaped by nature’s power and you’ll have the merest hint of the spectacle of Norway.

Pictured clockwise from top: Mountains and fjords in Norway; the magical Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis); the west coast town of Bergen

The intoxicating views of Norway’s fjord region were formed by ice gouging deep valleys thousands of years ago. The area is home to some of Scandinavia’s most enticing landscape with freshwater lakes backed by giant peaks topped by a smattering of snow. There’s great skiing, dog-sledding and ice fishing to be had in its northern reaches, while the night sky puts on the dazzling display of the Aurora Borealis. But don’t go thinking that Norway’s just for winter – it has a very temperate climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream.

The awakening of spring is keenly celebrated with colourful parades for Constitution Day on May 17, while summer brings the bright, long days of the Midnight Sun in the north where herds of reindeer graze in the sunshine – perfect for walking, cycling and fishing.

Norway has everything from the wilderness of Villmarksriket’s national parks to exciting cities like Bergen and the capital city Oslo. Here you can visit a wide variety of museums and some lovely parks including Vigeland Sculpture Park, which contains hundreds of sculptures by Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland. FINLAND Club Hallbjønn Telemark Dalen

0

100

+47 3507 1560

0958

200 Km

Vaernes

SWEDEN

NORWAY Flesland Dalen

Oslo

Set on the shores of a sparkling, clear blue lake, Club Hallbjønn Telemark offers country lovers the chance to holiday in a summer or winter wonderland. Dalen is an area of astonishing beauty with pine forests, lakes and mountains where you can ramble, paddle a canoe and fish, or in winter, ski for kilometres cross country and downhill through powder soft snow. Hallbjønn’s pine built cottages blend beautifully into the surrounding forest. Accommodation comprises two or three bedroom apartments with fireplaces, suitable for 4 or 6, featuring a partial or full kitchen with dishwasher. Ovens and microwaves are available if required.

Sola

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Lake, Tennis, Restaurant

138

DENMARK


Sweden A land capable of 24 hour sunshine, white sandy beaches and frozen northern reaches has to be a country worth visiting. Sweden, Europe’s third largest country, has only 9.5 million people so there’s plenty of natural spaces to enjoy and nowhere else does it arrive in such pristine condition. A paradise of calm and quiet, the country has deep green forests, a multitude of lakes, rivers and waterways, with glorious mountains for a backdrop. Its craggy coast is dotted with thousands of small islands. In the south you can lie on one of the many sandy beaches or stroll delightful fishing villages and coastal towns. For nature lovers, its wildlife such as seals and sea birds are a treat. Sweden makes a perfect destination for a family holiday. The Swedish lifestyle wholeheartedly includes children so that wherever you go youngsters are always welcome. All activities and attractions are geared towards all ages, helping ensure family holidays here are very relaxed.

Main picture: Clear water rapids in Sweden. Below, from left: sunset over the fishing village of Torekov; an island in the Swedish archipelago; dog-sledding across a snow field; sunset scene in Stockholm


Holiday Club Tegefjäll Åre

+46 647 12900

3555

So why not take the family to see old castles, cycle scenic routes, picking berries, horse riding or kayaking? If strapping on skis is your winter pastime then Sälen, one of Sweden’s largest ski resorts, is a great choice and uniquely beautiful location. Rolling hills and narrow valleys sit alongside placid lakes, amid forests where the silence is pure bliss. Tännäs in northern Sweden is a destination for all seasons. Year-round the area’s natural scenery and wilderness is always captivating. When winter sets in Tännäs has excellent skiing as well as a host of other activities such as snowmobiling, dog-sledding and ice fishing. Each spring and right through the long days of summer this natural wonderland blossoms with wildflowers and lush vegetation as the crystal clear lakes and rivers nourish life in its forests and hillsides. The mountain resort of Åre lies just 350 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, so not surprisingly it has many icebound features including a frozen waterfall nearby. However, in the summer Åre is transformed into a world class downhill mountain biking resort, though for those seeking less adrenaline-fuelled pursuits there are gentler options such as wildlife watching, fishing, hiking, swimming or merely relaxing in its tranquil surrounds.

Holiday Club Tegefjäll nestles in a beautiful valley at the foot of Åreskutan mountain in the northern Jämtland province. Particularly well known as a world championship ski centre, there is an extensive network of lifts and pistes, many kilometres of cross country ski trails, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. During the winter there is a shop and restaurant onsite. In summer, enjoy mountain biking, fishing, horse riding, white water rafting and hiking. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units sleeping 4 and three bedroom units sleeping 6, with a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, TV, fireplace and a private sauna.

Sauna, Restaurant, Snack bar

Belwobyn Åre Åre

+46 647 53630

4093

Although Åre is the top Scandinavian ski centre, there are a full range of activities for everyone to enjoy all year round including river rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking from the top of Areskutan mountain, fishing, golf, forest walks and enjoying the beautiful flowers and scenery. The resort has its own sauna and facilities nearby include a fitness centre, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units with fully equipped kitchen, TV, sauna and a terrace. There is a service building with a washing machine, dryer, iron and a room for skis and wood for the stove.

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Sauna 0

100

200 Km

SWEDEN Storlien

Åre

Holiday Club Åre Åre

+46 647 12000

7791

Östersund

Tännäs Sälen

NORWAY

Arlanda

Strömstad Visby Landvetter

DENMARK

Mölle

Borgholm Sturup Smygehamn

140

This resort is nestled in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Åreskutan mountain in the Jämtland province. There is an extensive network of lifts and many kilometres of cross country ski trails. Mountain biking, fishing, horse riding and white water rafting are available during the summer. Facilities include four restaurants, a gym and spa treatments. There are supervised activities and games for children. Accommodation comprises spacious family rooms and apartments, with wonderful views of the mountain or lake. Hotel units sleep 4, studios sleep 2 and multi bedroom units sleep up to 8.

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Swimming pool, Spa, Lake, Entertainment, Tennis, Boating, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Fishing


Fjäll-lien Storlien

+46 647 70301

1936

Fjällvattnet Tännäs

+46 684 28040

1943

Storlien is a small village in the Swedish province of Jämtland, close to the Norwegian border. Often considered a winter wonderland, the excellent snow conditions make this a popular skiing area, and the Swedish Royal Family are among its regular visitors. During summer, you can walk in the mountains to collect wild berries, an enjoyable way of exploring the area. The nearest city is the Norwegian city of Trondheim, only 100km to the west. Accommodation comprises three bedroom units sleeping up to 6, featuring full kitchens, dishwasher, TV and an open fireplace.

Fjällvattnet is situated on a small peninsula on Lake Vattnan surrounded by lake and woodland, perfect for nature lovers to enjoy some peace and tranquillity. Snow usually lasts from November until May and cross country skiing is popular. Fishing is excellent here, and the lodges are only a few metres from the lake. In summer, the ‘midnight sun’ brings long, bright days, ideal for exploring this beautiful area. The two bedroom lodges are timber built, sleep 6 and have a fireplace and TV. The fully equipped kitchens include a dishwasher. A car is recommended to make the most of the area.

Lake, Fishing, Sauna, Boating, Cross country skiing, Ski school

Cross country skiing, Lake, Fishing, Sauna

Fjällbyn Tännäs

+46 684 24009

1946

Högfjället Sälen

+46 280 87000

3717

Fjällbyn is situated in Tännäs, in the west of Härjedalen province. Tännäs is a small, picturesque mountain village with old buildings in an area renowned for its beauty. The ski season is from November until May, with cross country skiing onsite. Long summer days mean plenty of time for walking, hiking and fishing, with tennis available onsite. Fjällbyn’s lodges are built on a hillside with good views. Two bedroom units sleep 4 while the three bedroom units sleep 6. Larger units have a dishwasher and fireplace, and all feature full kitchen facilities and a TV. A car is recommended to enjoy the area.

Högfjället enjoys a fantastic location with access to an extensive ski lift network and slopes suitable for all ranges of abilities. For those who enjoy après ski activities, there is a disco, bars and restaurants. Sälen is one of the best skiing areas in Sweden, with a long snow season. Outdoor pursuits in summer include hiking, fishing, canoeing, golf and tours in the beautiful countryside. A car is essential outside ski season. Accommodation comprises studios for 2, to two bedroom units for up to 8. Most units have a full kitchen and all have a dishwasher, TV, telephone and electric drying cabinet.

Cross country skiing, Tennis, Sauna, Mini golf, Car rental

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Ski school, Sauna, Fishing

Skistar VC Snötorget Sälen

+46 280 86463

C231

Skistar VC Tandådalens Fjällhotell Sälen

+46 280 84122

C232

Sälen is a mecca for skiers with over 100 slopes for every skill level. Experium Centre offers after ski fun for the family, movies, bowling and a spa. Located in the heart of Lindvallen, the resort is close to shops and restaurants and is the perfect family ski destination. Novice skiers can visit the ski school and, after hitting the slopes all day, you can shed the layers in the warm and comfort and enjoy a hot drink. Cooking a delicious meal is easy in the fully equipped kitchen. Guest accommodation includes two bedrooms that sleep 4 and three bedrooms sleeping 6.

Discover a lively ski area in Tandådalen with great runs for the whole family, including fun parks and halfpipes for the more adventurous. Local amenities include a ski school, ski rental, snowboarding parks and there is a selection of restaurants and nightclubs. The resort is near the slopes and close to a wide variety of restaurants and exciting nightlife, and onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 2 up to two bedroom units sleeping 5. All benefit from a full or partial kitchen that includes a microwave and dishwasher, drying cabinets and ski storage.

Downhill skiing, Ski school, Indoor swimming pool

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Jacuzzi

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Skistar VC Timmerbyn Sälen

+46 280 88120

C394

Capri Strömstad

+46 526 13940

The opportunities are endless in the winter sport mecca that is Sälen with a variety of ski slopes for children, beginners and advanced skiers. Outside the ski season hiking, cycling and fishing are popular. Visit the Experium Centre which offers a spa, cinema and bowling, which is sure to please all the family. Timmerbyn is situated in Lindvallen, within walking distance of the slopes, with units at a ski in, ski out location. Stay in one of the modern style lodges, available as a two bedroom unit sleeping 6 or a three bedroom unit sleeping 10. All units are furnished to high standards and have full kitchen facilities

On the west coast of Sweden, close to the Norwegian border in the beautiful province of Bohuslän is the resort of Capri. Strömstad is a popular town, just 5km away with a good range of shops, restaurants and bars. You can also take the ferry from Strömstad to the islands of Koster and to Sandefjord to explore further afield. Capri is built in the style of an old fishing village on a rocky promontory with the sea on two sides. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, saunas, tennis courts and boating. The two bedroom apartments sleep 6 and are equipped with full kitchens, dishwasher and TV.

Spa, Steam room, Sauna, Cinema, Nightclub, Waterpark, Games room

Beach, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Boating, Sauna, Fishing

Hotel Kullaberg Sea Club Mölle

+46 42 347000

C128

Smygehus Havsbad Smygehamn

+46 410 50300

3810

There is something for everyone at this resort, which offers recreation grounds with unique flora, magnificent sea views, caves and ravines for those seeking excitement, kite flying, watersports, rock climbing and golf. The most wonderful of all is relaxing in the hotel lounge reading a book, eating a gourmet meal in the restaurant or just experiencing a bygone age. Hotel Kullaberg is one of the best hotels in Scandinavia and apartments are located in Villa Sjöhem and Sjövillan, villas located by the seafront about 100m from the hotel. Units sleep up to 4 with full kitchens and either a private or a shared balcony.

Smygehus Havsbad is located in the province of Skåne, close to a beach, on the southernmost point of Sweden. Skåne has many old castles and mansions, a beautiful landscape, towns and villages with museums, artists, shopping and entertainment. The resort has a restaurant serving local delicacies, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and tennis onsite. There are several golf courses nearby. The well equipped units are semi detached houses sleeping 4. The units have a full kitchen with dishwasher, bathroom, living area with TV and terrace. A car is recommended for sightseeing.

Beach, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Scuba diving, Boating, Fishing

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant, Steam room

Holiday Club Ekerum Golf Resort Öland Island - Borgholm

+46 485 80000

A264

OVER 1.7 MILLION

EXCHANGE Holiday Club Ekerum Golf Resort is situated on the island of Öland, just off the southeast coast of Sweden. In summer, Öland is known for its outdoor life, as well as for its nature experiences, reached easiest by bicycle. The surrounding area offers sightseeing, handicraft shops and restaurants. The resort offers a fantastic golf experience on two courses near the resort. Every apartment offers a calming view of the sea. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units for 6, with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, telephone, cable TV and wireless broadband connection. Each unit also has two bicycles.

OPTIONS* *AUDITED FIGURES 2011

Golf, Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Games room, Cycling

142

1945


Finland 0

Sirkka

200 Km

Saariselkä

Äkäslompolo Ylläsjärvi Rovaniemi

SWE DE N

100

Idyllic winter scene in Imatra

Sallatunturi Pyhätunturi Kuusamo / Rukatunturi

FINLAND Kalajoki Rauha Kivijärvi Kuortane Ähtäri Jyväskylä Jämsä Kihniö Ellivuori Tampere-Pirkkala Naantali Parainen

There are few countries like Finland. Certainly not many places in the world can lay claim to thousands of miles of lakes and awe-inspiring natural phenomena like the Midnight Sun and Aurora Borealis. Finland has this and so much more.

Vuokatti Tahkovuori Koli Hoilola Kulennoinen

Tampere Turku

Vierumäki Isnäs Helsinki

Äijälä Helsinki-Vantaa

ESTONIA L AT V I A

The north of the country is home to some of Finland’s most thrilling adventures. From October through to April it truly is a winter wonderland with an exciting range of activities from skiing to snow safaris, skating, snowmobiling and wilderness barbecues.

Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, take hold. This incredible natural event is created by the collision of atoms with energy-charged particles in the high altitude atmosphere and sends green, pink, blue and red light shooting across the night sky.

The Arctic outer reaches encompass Finnish Lapland where winter brings long hours of twilight. It’s to this mystical frozen wonderland that thousands flock before Christmas each year to meet Santa Claus.

As spring blooms over Finland the country wakes to bright, sunny days graced by the season’s flowers. This is the perfect time to explore the Lakeland region, a hilly, forest-covered plateau at the centre of the country created by glaciers. It’s home to more than 187,000 lakes, which are a

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Later in the season, Finland’s skies fire up with a multicoloured blaze of light as the

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Pictured top: Summer scene on the coast of Finland. Above, from left: sailing on the Baltic Sea; reindeer in the wild; Oulanka river canyon; Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki. Inset right: the lynx is one of Finland’s many wild animals

perfect playground for swimming, boating and fishing. The region’s capital Jyväskylä sits at the crossroads of three major waterways and is home to the world’s greatest array of functionalist buildings by renowned architect Alvar Aalto. Finland’s cities are exhilarating places to visit and many have been awarded European Capital of Culture status in recent years. Take Helsinki, a capital that mixes trendy bars with contemporary art galleries and museums, while the archipelago that surrounds it has hundreds of tiny islands creating an idyllic place for cruising. An unmissable sight is the stunning old sea fortress of Suomenlinna, which now houses museums, restaurants and theatres. Sitting between two lakes, Tampere is one of its up and coming cities. It has an

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industrial past but now many of its old commercial sites have been transformed into bars and restaurants. It also benefits from a beautiful cathedral and a host of picturesque churches. Modern Turku on the south west coast was rebuilt after fire destroyed much of the city in 1827. Thankfully it still enjoys some history with a castle dating back to the 1280s – one of its most visited sights. Travel to Finland is becoming increasingly easier with flights to Helsinki from most major European airports. From there internal flights are available to Tampere, Rovaniemi, Turku, Kuusamo and other main towns and cities. Driving in Finland is easy as it has a good road network and all hire cars are fitted with snow tyres. There’s also an extensive rail network running across the country, and even stretches into the outer reaches of the north.

• Take to the ice on a day trip from Rovaniemi aboard the ice breaker ship Sampo as it crushes its way through the Arctic. • See nature in the wild in one of the world’s last wildernesses. Finland is home to elk, lynx, bears, eagles and great grey owls.


Levi-Rakkavaara Club 1 Sirkka

+358 10 2811190

5334

Holiday Club Saariselkä Saariselkä

+358 3 06866900

3553

Levitunturi represents the very best and most diverse natural scenery of Lapland. Surrounded by large tracts of coniferous forest, the highest peak of the fell stands 530m above sea level and in winter rich snows clad the summits as early as October. Levi area is one of Finland’s most popular skiing areas with 47 slopes, 230km of cross country skiing tracks and 750km of well tended snowmobile routes. Apartments at this resort comprise one bedroom units sleeping 4 and two bedroom units sleeping 6. All are well equipped with sauna, fireplace and full kitchen with dishwasher.

With a unique setting surrounded by Lapland’s pristine fell country, Holiday Club Saariselkä is the northernmost spa hotel in Europe. Guests enjoy winter sports, as well as wilderness tours, snowmobile safaris and dogsled rides and reindeer watching, with après ski activities of live music and dancing. In summer, try kayaking or canoeing. After exploring, retire to the warm, tropical atmosphere of the nearby spa, or visit the indoor sports arena for badminton, tennis, indoor hockey and volleyball. Then settle back to marvel at the spectacular northern lights. Accommodation comprises one to four bedroom units, sleeping 4-10, all with full kitchens, washing machine, TV and private sauna.

Cross country skiing, Restaurant

Cross country skiing, Nightclub, Steam room, Spa, Games room

Holiday Club Ylläs 1 Äkäslompolo

+358 4 00190217

2418

Holiday Club Ylläs 2 Äkäslompolo

+358 4 00190217

2425

Holiday Club Ylläs 1 is located in Lapland, approximately 145km north of the Arctic Circle. Here, there are no crowds and there’s plenty of fresh air and pristine nature. In summer the area is ideal for lovers of the outdoors, with opportunities to enjoy hiking, canoeing and salmon fishing. In winter, the possibilities for floodlit cross country skiing are endless. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping up to 6. All units have TV, DVD, sauna, fireplace and full kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. Outside peak skiing season a car is recommended to enjoy the area.

This resort is situated in Lapland, which is very popular both in the winter for downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling with well maintained pistes and lovely tracks through the Finnish woodland. During summer and autumn the area is popular for outdoor pursuits such as hiking and fishing. There are buses to the ski slopes during high season only, therefore a car is recommended to fully enjoy the area in summer and autumn. Accommodation is in one bedroom, traditional timber lodges sleeping up to 6. Guests can enjoy a well equipped kitchen, as well as a shower room with a sauna, fireplace and TV.

Cross country skiing, Full kitchen facilities

Cross country skiing, Full kitchen facilities

Holiday Club Ylläs 3 Äkäslompolo

+358 4 00190217

4141

Holiday Club Ylläs Saaga Ylläsjärvi

+358 3 06872000

C818

Holiday Club Ylläs 3 is situated in Äkäslompolo village in Lapland which is a popular holiday destination during winter and summer. In winter Äkäslompolo offers downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling, while in summertime hiking and fishing are the main attractions. A typical Lappish village, Äkäslompolo livens up during the season offering a range of restaurants, bars and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises studio units, sleeping 4, with a sleeping area in the loft. All units have partial kitchens with a microwave and washing machine, sauna and TV.

This resort is a paradise for skiers and outdoor lovers, with skiing and hiking trails right outside the door. You can also indulge in a range of treatments at the spa, featuring Jacuzzis and saunas. Onsite facilities also include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, bar and lounge area. Studios sleep 2 with a partial kitchen. One bedrooms sleep up to 4 with either a full or partial kitchen. Two bedroom units sleep up to 6 with double beds and a sofa bed, and have a fully equipped bathroom and kitchen. All units include a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, balcony, sauna and TV.

Lake, TV, Microwave

Fitness centre, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

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Holiday Club Kelorinne Sallatunturi

+358 3 06865711

3498

Sallatunturi

3939

+358 3 06865700

Situated in Eastern Lapland, Holiday Club Kelorinne is perfect for skiing, while onsite guests have access to a restaurant, bar and a small sports and fitness centre with an indoor swimming pool nearby. The resort’s studio units are located in log cabins directly on the ski slopes, so you can clip on your skis at your doorstep and ski down to the lifts. Accommodation is in log cabins that sleep 2-4, and are equipped with a TV, telephone, fireplace, sauna and partial kitchen with a microwave and dishwasher. A car is recommended to enjoy the area.

Holiday Club Salla is situated in Eastern Lapland and ideally positioned for cross country skiing and snowmobiling tracks in the area. During summer, the main attractions are hiking, fishing or visiting the reindeer park 6km away. The spacious two bedroom units sleep 6 and are built in houses containing four apartments each, all situated in a peaceful area but only a short walk from the ski slopes. There’s a ski school nearby, while in summer activities available locally include tennis, squash and a lake where you can enjoy boating and fishing. All units have a shower room with sauna, telephone, TV, fireplace and washing machine. All kitchens are fully equipped with a microwave and dishwasher.

Ski school, Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing, Spa, Restaurant

Ski school, Spa, Restaurant

Holiday Club Pyhä Pyhätunturi

+358 4 00101695

3554

Holiday Club Pyhä Holy Suites Pyhätunturi

+358 16 856111

C236

Holiday Club Pyhä is situated in northern Finland in an area renowned for its winter skiing, summer fishing and hiking. About 4km away there is a host of leisure facilities including a hotel, restaurants, ski lifts and ski school, snowmobiling and shops. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the attractions. Accommodation comprises studios for 4 and two bedroom units for 6, all with fully equipped kitchens with microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The well equipped apartments have a fireplace and sauna and are located in a beautiful wooded area with cross country ski tracks and hiking trails.

Pyhätunturi is renowned for its winter skiing – here you can race down ski runs, explore picturesque ski trails lined with huts serving hot drinks, or ride a snowmobile across hills and frozen lakes. During summer enjoy kayaking and hiking. The resort is located in a natural reserve area in the heart of Pyhä skiing centre, great for beginners and advanced skiers. The resort is nestled in a beautiful wooded area with cross country ski tracks and hiking trails. Relax in spacious comfort with three or four bedroom units that sleep up to 8, all with a fireplace, sauna and fully equipped kitchen.

Restaurant, Full kitchen facilities

Ski school, Restaurant, Shopping

Holiday Club Rukaloma Kuusamo

+358 4 00666332

2419

Holiday Club Rukaloma lies in the northeast of Finland, near Ruka, an area popular for its skiing facilities and its ‘wilderness like’ scenery. Experience life on the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn’t rise for 50 days, but the sky is lit by the Northern Lights, or take the trip of a lifetime to meet Santa Claus. Accommodation comprises studio units sleeping up to 4, which are built in a typical Lapland style. The units are furnished to a very high standard and include a full kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, sauna, TV and video. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

Cross country skiing, Full kitchen facilities

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Holiday Club Salla

Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki Kuusamo

+358 3 06864000

2591

Relax and unwind at Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki, a welcoming oasis of pampering set against a stunning lake and surrounded by Finnish forests. The resort offers superb restaurant and spa facilities with a wide range of treatments and its indoor arena is also a major hub of entertainment. Alternatively make the most of the great outdoors with walks, wilderness safaris, trekking, hunting and fishing, horse riding and white water rafting. Accommodation comprises studios to three bedroom units, sleeping up to 8 with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Car rental, Games room, Cross country skiing


Holiday Club Ruka Kuusamo

+358 8 8685330

3551

Holiday Club Ruka Village Rukatunturi

+358 8 8600290

C235

Imagine a traditional log cabin set in the picturesque forest amid the outdoor wilderness and you have Holiday Club Ruka, located between Kuusamo and Ruka. There are numerous outdoor pursuits to enjoy both on and offsite including cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking and canoeing. Cabins range from studios for 2 with a partial kitchen to four bedroom units for 8 with fully equipped kitchens. All units have TV, fireplace, washing machine, drying cabinet and a private sauna with shower room. A car will enable you to enjoy all these pursuits and join in the lively après ski activities.

Ruka has one of the longest ski seasons in Europe, starting usually in October and ending in early May. During warmer months, enjoy hiking and mountain biking at the Oulanka National Park and world famous Karhunkierros, an 80km hiking trail. This resort is located within a short walk of the ski slopes, and the surrounding village has shops, bars and restaurants plus an amazing ski school. Built in traditional Finnish style, the units incorporate all modern amenities. Relax in spacious comfort with two bedroom units that sleep up to 8 and four bedroom units that sleep up to 10, all benefitting from balconies, fully equipped kitchens and wifi internet access.

Lake, Boating, Fishing, Cross country skiing

Entertainment, Shopping, Playground, Laundry facilities

Holiday Club Katinkulta Vuokatti

+358 3 06863711

2247

Vuokatti Country Club Vuokatti

+358 8 6640440

3215

Set amidst the beautiful unspoilt lakeland countryside of Kainuu province, Vuokatti is a perfect year round destination, offering fishing, hiking and swimming in summer and downhill and cross country skiing in winter. The extensive facilities onsite at Holiday Club Katinkulta include an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, leisure centre with swimming pool, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurants and bars. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units, which sleep up to 10, with full kitchen, terrace and sauna. There is a very steep ladder up to the loft, therefore not suitable for the very young or elderly.

Vuokatti Country Club is situated in Kainuu, an area renowned for the beauty of its many lakes. A variety of leisure and sports pursuits are available 3kms away, including volleyball, fishing, golf, an indoor spa, snowmobiling and ski jumps for the more adventurous. Ski slopes and cross country skiing trails are close to the resort. Accommodation comprises studios and one bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6, with full kitchens and private saunas. The ladder to the bedroom in the loft is steep, so it is not suitable for children or elderly people. A car is needed to fully enjoy the area.

Beach, Golf, Swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Tennis, Squash, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Fishing, Games room

Cross country skiing, Full kitchen facilities

Holiday Club Kalajoki Kalajoki

+358 8 466642

2417

Särkkäin Lomaparatiisi Kalajoki

+358 4 51116633

2592

The Finnish west coast is one of the sunniest regions in northern Europe in summer, where the sun shines for practically 24 hours a day. Make the most of it at Holiday Club Kalajoki, located on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia in an area popular for its beach and leisure facilities, which include swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi and restaurants. The resort itself has a sauna, and accommodation comprises studios to two bedroom apartments, sleeping up to 6. All units feature a terrace and are well equipped with a full kitchen, fireplace, sauna and TV. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

Kalajoki is a very popular holiday destination in summer, offering visitors a wide range of leisure facilities. The surrounding countryside, which is dominated by pine trees, offers golf, jogging, horse riding and cross country skiing in winter. The resort’s high quality units are well situated, all amenities being within easy reach. Guests can enjoy the facilities of a tropical health spa nearby, including gym, aerobics and ten pin bowling. Accommodation comprises one to three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with dishwasher, fireplace, microwave, sauna, TV, video, telephone and washing machine. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

Beach, Full kitchen facilities

Beach, Full kitchen facilities

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Tahkovuori Tahkovuori

+358 2 07479900

3139

Soak in the beautiful views of the Finnish mountains and countryside at this quaint resort. Tahkovuori is a popular area with a wide range of sports and activities. Here you can enjoy skiing on one of 23 ski slopes, as well as snowmobiling, skating and dogsled rides. During warmer months guests can enjoy hiking and horse riding as well as swimming and sunbathing on the nearby beach. You can also relax in accommodation built in the quaint alpine style of Finland. One bedroom apartments sleep 4-6, with full or mini kitchens and come complete with a sauna for cosy winter nights after a long day on the slopes.

Koli

+358 4 04143851

+358 2 07479900

A093

Tahkovuori is best known for its versatile ski slopes and other winter activities including cross country skiing and riding snowmobiles. Snowshoe walks, sleigh safaris and other winter programmes can be arranged at locations near the resort. During summer activities include golf, horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and watersports on the lake nearby. The resort is ideal for couples in need of pampering with four treatment facilities at Tahko Spa including massage and beauty treatments. Stay in one of the beautifully decorated one, two or three bedroom units, which are spacious and have a private sauna, fully equipped kitchen and large balcony.

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Holiday Club Hannunkivi Kivijärvi

+358 4 00429915

2940

Koli Country Club offers visitors the perfect holiday with year round activities in the tranquil, beautiful landscape of eastern Finland. Near a national park, there are limitless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, cross country and downhill skiing. Activities also available nearby include fishing, boating and hunting, which can all make for an unforgettable holiday. Onsite amenities include a sauna, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with mini kitchens. Units also have a shower room, sauna, TV, washer/dryer, dishwasher and fireplace. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

For a traditional country holiday, Holiday Club Hannunkivi is an excellent choice. Located in central Finland, this is an area of lakes, forest and farms where guides can introduce you to the local forest fauna and flora. Countryside pursuits include fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool with poolside bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units, sleeping up to 8, with full kitchens, sauna, TV, fireplace and spectacular views overlooking the lake. A car is recommended to fully enjoy your holiday in this peaceful location.

Restaurant, Lake, Cross country skiing

Lake, Boating, Fishing, Swimming pool, Poolside bar

Lomakylä Onnenvirta Hoilola

+358 13 861450

4902

This resort is located in North Karelia, 450km northeast of Helsinki near to the border with Russia. Built in typical Karelian style, Lomakylä Onnenvirta is set amid large forests and farmhouses on a hill overlooking Onnenvirta River. Onsite facilities include snowmobiling and boating. Cross country skiing is available from the resort, downhill skiing is around 50km away, while in the summer you can try horse riding 22km away. All units are situated inside wooden detached houses. The simply furnished studios for 2 all have a partial kitchen and fridge. The two bedroom units for 6 have a sauna, fireplace, TV and full kitchens including a washer/dryer and a dishwasher. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the area.

Lake, Restaurant, Boating, Fishing

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Tahkovuori

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Golf, Entertainment, Tennis, Lake, Boating, Fishing

Beach, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Lake, Boating, Water skiing, Fishing

Koli Country Club

Holiday Club Tahko Spa

Kuortane Sports Resort Kuortane

+358 6 5166111

A065

Kuortane Sports Resort is located by a lake in western Finland in the Kuortane Sports Institute area, the ultimate location for sporting activities. Here you can go bowling, play tennis, go for a swim, improve your fitness at the gym... the opportunities are endless. In summer try fishing, boating or have a game of golf, and in winter take to the slopes on the well prepared, illuminated ski tracks in the area. Accommodation comprises studios to three bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8, all with a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, coffee maker and a microwave.

Beach, Swimming pool, Lake, Restaurant, Entertainment, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room


Holiday Club Punkaharju Kulennoinen

+358 15 736111

2233

Holiday Club Ähtäri Ähtäri

+358 6 5391111

5858

Punkaharju is a beautiful area to unwind from the stress of everyday life, where you can relax in the natural splendour of the lakes and unspoilt countryside. Numerous activities are available including fishing, hiking and watersports. Alternatively you can experience the varied culture of nearby Savonlinna and the Retretti Arts Centre. Holiday Club Punkaharju complements its natural surroundings and onsite facilities include tennis, fishing and boating. Its chalet style villas range from studio to three bedroom units, sleeping up to 8 people and have a full kitchen, sauna and fireplace, some also with a Jacuzzi.

Holiday Club Ähtäri is situated in the beautiful, natural landscape of central Finland next to Ähtäri Wildlife Park, home to some 250 Nordic animals representing more than 50 different species. The park is open all year round, and area activities include fishing, duck hunting in autumn and pheasant hunting during winter. Also close to the resort is Santeri's Fancy World, a 15 hectare park in the shape of Finland which is a popular family attraction. Close to the resort there is Scandic Hotel Mesikämmen with two restaurants, a spa and a nine hole golf course. Accommodation comprises one to four bedroom apartments sleeping up to 8. All units have a fully equipped kitchen, a sauna, fireplace and washing machine.

Lake, Tennis, Restaurant, Jacuzzi, Boating, Fishing

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Fishing

Holiday Club Pyhäniemi Kihniö

+358 3 4440206

3552

Holiday Club Himos Jämsä

+358 2 07119200

C046

Holiday Club Pyhäniemi is perfect for exploring the outdoors. The town of Kihniö is surrounded by pristine pine forest and rests on the shores of beautiful Lake Kankarijärvi, known for its excellent fishing and ice fishing. In summer, visitors can take a guided lake tour or fly-fish in the surge of the rapids. You can also visit Kihniö for a guided lake tour, fishing, canoeing or horse riding. Explore Seitseminen National Park and enjoy the pastime of berry picking. The resort offers tennis, mini golf and a 42km fitness trail for hiking in summer and cross country skiing in winter. The beautiful log cabins range from studios for 2 up to four bedroom units sleeping up to 10. All cabins feature sauna, terrace, natural stone fireplace, and most have a partial kitchen.

Located in the middle of the Finnish Lake District within easy driving distance from cities of Jyväskylä and Tampere, Himos is known as an excellent winter destination with cross country ski tracks and a ski resort with 21 ski slopes. Water activities are available in the summer on Lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland where visitors can hire small boats and canoes. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units for 6 located in two storey semi detached houses with a loft. Units are mainly wood built, decorated in traditional Scandinavian style and are equipped with full kitchens as well as the latest technology and private saunas.

Beach, Lake, Tennis, Fishing, Snack bar, Nightclub

Downhill skiing, Cross country skiing

Holiday Club Tampereen Kylpylä Tampere

+358 3 06810001

2937

Holiday Club Ellivuori Ellivuori

+358 10 8351900

A123

This resort is close to Finland’s second biggest city Tampere, where you can enjoy a wide range of restaurants, as well as experience art and culture in its many museums. Soak in the beautiful scenery with cross country skiing, or bask in the summer sun in the open air terrace of a restaurant. Activities at the resort include exercise classes, day trips, social events, spa and wellbeing activities, while onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and restaurant. Accommodation ranges from hotel units to three bedroom units sleeping up to 8, with balconies and wifi internet.

The Finnish people are natural hosts, and the land is an endless carpet of forest with lakes spotted between the trees. Holiday Club Ellivuori is in the middle of central Finland and offers the best of year round holiday fun. In the winter you can downhill or cross country ski, in the summer enjoy golf, swimming, tennis or relax and enjoy a peaceful lakeside stroll. Boat or fish on the lake and finish the perfect day with dinner in the onsite restaurant and some live entertainment. Choose from studio, one or two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, all with Finnish décor and rich wood veneers and partial or full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Restaurant, Lake, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Tennis, Entertainment, Fishing, Games room

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Club Vierumäki Vierumäki

+358 3 84245500

3058

Holiday Club Saimaa Rauha

+358 3 068610005

C642

Club Vierumäki is situated on a lakeside in the middle of the beautiful Salpausselkä Ridge, just over an hour’s drive from Helsinki. The beautiful surrounding countryside offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing and hiking, and is popular for cross country skiing in winter. There is something for everyone at this resort, including an 18 hole golf course, tennis, indoor ice rink and spa. Club Vierumäki provides guests with two bedroom units, sleeping up to 6, accommodated either in semi-detached or two storey terraced houses. All units have full kitchen facilities.

Experience something unique at Holiday Club Saimaa, located in Rauha. From the indoor waterpark to bowling, dining in the excellent restaurants while children have fun at Kids World, entertainment is guaranteed for all the family. You can also visit Harmony Spa, which offers a wide range of relaxing treatments. High quality apartments are close to Lake Saimaa and comprise two bedroom units sleeping 6 complete with full kitchens, digital TV and internet. Units also have a fireplace, sauna, balcony, washing machine, drying cabinet, ironing board and hairdryer.

Swimming pool, Spa, Restaurant, Fitness centre, Lake, Squash, Tennis, Golf, Boating, Fishing, Horse riding

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Fitness centre, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Holiday Club Rönnäs

Lomalaukaa

Isnäs

+358 4 00183040

5870

Äijälä

+358 14 835241

8658

Holiday Club Rönnäs is situated on the beautiful southern coast of Finland, and is a perfect year round destination. Summer activities include golfing, boating, fishing, tennis and volleyball. Locally there is a beach and marina and the Archipelagic Museum. Haikko Spa, an old, renovated manor house offers various treatments and is 36km from the resort. Timber built, the resort’s villas are a mix of one bedroom units for 6 and two bedroom units for 8. All units have a fully equipped kitchen with microwave and a dishwasher, a sauna, shower room and fireplace. A car is highly recommended to enjoy the area.

Lomalaukaa is set in a beautiful lake area in central Finland. During summer there are many walking paths, fishing by the Kuusaankoski and Kapeenkoski waterfalls, boating and paddling. In the winter you can enjoy skiing, while in summer there are many walking paths, fishing by the Kuusaankoski and Kapeenkoski waterfalls, boating and paddling. Only 15 minutes drive away you will find a golf course, Peurunka Spa and other activities including museums, theatres and prehistoric rock paintings. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4, with mini kitchens and three bedroom units for 6, with a full kitchen. All units also have satellite TV, sauna and terrace.

Golf – driving range, Full kitchen facilities

Beach, Lake, Boating, Fishing

Holiday Club Airisto Parainen

+358 5 05674886

3550

Holiday Club Naantali Residence Naantali

+358 2 44550

C104

Experience the beautiful south coast islands of Finland in the sailing paradise of Airisto. In the marina, guests can hire a small dinghy or keen anglers can go fishing. Only 40km away you will find the historic city of Turku, with museums and theatres. Holiday Club Airisto offers a sandy beach, sauna, restaurant (open during summer/high season), tennis, mini golf and playground. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with either partial or full kitchen facilities. All units feature a sauna, TV, DVD player, telephone and fireplace. A car is necessary to enjoy the area.

This resort is located in an idyllic seaside town on the coast of southwest Finland, beside Naantali Spa with its versatile restaurant and the treatments and services of Finland’s best quality spa resort available to all guests. Kultaranta, the summer residence of the president of Finland, is nearby as are several golf courses. In addition, the town centre, which is home to children’s theme park Moominworld (open during summer), is within walking distance. At the end of a long day exploring, enjoy the peace and quiet of one of the luxurious holiday apartments, which range from studios, without kitchens, to two bedroom units, with fully equipped kitchens and terrace.

Beach, Boating, Restaurant, Tennis, Fishing, Mini golf

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Tennis, Fitness centre

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Lithuania

Lying in north eastern Europe, Lithuania enjoys a coastline on the Baltic Sea with long stretches of beach backed by dense pinewood forests. For a small country Lithuania offers much. It has five national parks – Aukštaitijos, Dzūkijos, Žemaitijos, Kuršių Nerijos and Trakų – and many of its old villages have traditionally unsurfaced streets and thatched roof farmsteads. The capital Vilnius is a small but lovely UNESCO historic centre with many

architectural styles including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical buildings.

marked by a column of white granite and if you visit you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your trip.

Lithuania is also officially at the heart of Europe. According to the Guinness Book of World Records the geographical centre of Europe is near Purnuskes, 26 kilometres north of Vilnius. The spot is

Don’t miss the Hill of Crosses near the city of Šiauliai. Crosses started appearing there in the 19th century and today more than 50,000 have been placed by people asking for mercy or giving thanks.

Pictured clockwise from left: Baltic beach scene; house in Vilnius Old Town; the Hill of Crosses near Šiauliai

Vilnius Golf & Spa Apartments Vilnius

+370 52739759

C645

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100 Km

LITHUANIA RUSSIA

POLAND

VILNIUS

BELARUS

Minutes away from the city of Vilnius and adjacent to the 5 star Le Meridien Vilnius hotel, Vilnius Golf & Spa Apartments is set within a private country estate of 350 acres of beautiful rolling countryside that encompasses the Baltics’ only 18 hole PGA championship golf course. Accommodation comprises air conditioned one bedroom apartments, sleeping 4-6 with fully equipped kitchens, satellite TV and wifi internet. In the nearby capital, discover the Vilnius Castle complex, a group of defensive, cultural and religious buildings that includes Gediminas Tower, Cathedral Square and the Royal Palace of Lithuania, or sample local cuisine in its many bars and restaurants. Golf, Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Restaurants, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Cross country skiing, Horse riding, Cycling

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Poland

Lying at the centre of Europe, Poland is a large country which offers a big welcome.

RUSSIA Gdańsk Lech Walęsa

Darłowo

Polish warmth and generous hospitality is something many visitors can confirm, so be prepared to be offered a dish or two of cabbage and stew and to share in the local tipple of vodka.

POLAND

While Poland’s cities have rapidly modernised over the past 20 years, its countryside continues to retain its centuries’ old rustic appeal.

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Pictured above: Medieval Dunajec Castle overlooking Czorsztyn Lake in Niedzica. Below, from left: a traditional Polish soup dish; the Royal Castle in Warsaw

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Travelling across the north of the country you’ll stumble upon a series of 19th century Gothic castles, all amid picturesque countryside featuring lakes and traditional villages. The northern mediaeval town of Darłowo is a popular beach and health resort which lies on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Its entire old town area has remained almost unchanged over the years and afternoons spent there offer a journey through the region’s history. Among its interesting sights is the Gothic church of the Blessed Virgin Mary which dates from 1321.

Warsaw Frederic Chopin

SLOVAKIA

Klub Plaza Darłowo

+48 943142407

Darłowo, one of the oldest Pomeranian towns, has the greatest number of historical buildings in the Province of Kozsalin which dates back to the 11th century. Take a day trip to explore the historic sights, restaurants, bars, shops and information centre. Klub Plaza lies directly on the Baltic sea and is only separated from the sandy beach by a dune. Facilities at the resort include a games room, restaurant, bar, sauna and pool area. Accommodation comprises hotel units for 2, studios for 2 and one bedroom units for 4. All units have partial kitchen with TV and heating.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Windsurfing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room

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3847


Slovakia Landlocked in the very heart of central Europe, Slovakia is a relatively unknown but fast emerging destination with a growing and glowing reputation.

Slovakia was formerly part of Czechoslovakia, but became independent in 1993 in what was known as the Velvet Revolution. Today it proudly takes its place within the European Union. The country has a peerless, diverse landscape. Standing like sentries against the sky are the peaks of the Tatra Mountains, the natural border with Poland and part of the western Carpathians where time honoured villages and castles nestle in verdant valleys scattered with caves. It’s also where wild boar, deer and brown bears roam the mountains high above clear lakes. To stroll the capital Bratislava that straddles the Danube River is to wander through history. This culturally rich city has a remarkable past, while from the dominating Bratislava Castle it’s possible to view Austria and Hungary. Slovakia’s mountains are home to numerous ski resorts and are very popular winter destinations. Set in the Low Tatras National Park, Donovaly is one of the country’s biggest and most popular winter resorts with more than 11km of ski slopes. From cities to mountains, its folk festivals and castles to skiing and hiking, you will find Slovakia a magnificent, undiscovered gem.

Pictured clockwise from left: Backpacker in Great Cold Valley in the High Tatras mountains; the capital Bratislava; the picturesque city of Banská Bystrica in central Slovakia

Residence Club Donovaly

POLAND CZECH REPUBLIC Donovaly

0

25

SLOVAKIA Bratislava

HUNGARY

50 Km

+421 911 449933

C398

Slovakia will charm you with its beautiful landscape and heritage. The Residence Club is the perfect location to make the most of it, idyllically located in the mountain village of Donovaly, in the heart of the country. Here you can enjoy a wide range of summer and winter based activities. Enjoy some downhill skiing or for a slower pace take in the sights by going horse riding. Want to relax and unwind? Visit the onsite spa or take a dip in the Jacuzzi, the perfect way to end the day. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with a fully equipped kitchen.

Ski school, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Horse riding, Car rental

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Hungary Hungary is something of a well kept secret. It’s a country that’s immensely elegant – whether that means grand spas, dramatic coffee houses or the quiet charm of its natural attractions – but few have really had the pleasure to discover it.

The capital Budapest is a treasure trove of charming architecture. Its broad boulevards are home to 18th century buildings sporting ornate attention to detail, while distinctive sights like the Gothic Revival styled Hungarian Parliament Building, fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion and the delicately tiled roof of St Matthias Church adorn the banks of the River Danube.

Whether you’re strolling its streets or taking a tram across the stylish bridges between the twin cities of Buda and Pest, you’ll find Budapest is fashioned around a relaxed lifestyle. If you’re not enticed by shopping in its main street Váci Utca or at one of its shopping malls, then try soaking up the atmosphere amid the pomp and

Sopron

Budapest

Sárvár Cserszegtomaj Keszthely Nemesnep

Hévíz

SLOVENIA CROATIA

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Harkany

Hajdúszoboszló

HUNGARY

ROMANIA

0

Széchenyi thermal bath isn’t just housed in one of the most exuberant Neo Baroque buildings, it’s the largest medicinal spa in Europe with outdoor pools where the temperature tops 360C. Hungary’s spa story continues in Lake Balaton, but here it’s less about squeezing relaxation time into a city break and more about making it the heart of the holiday. Lake Balaton is a 77km-long freshwater lake in the south of the country and is known as landlocked Hungary’s sea.

Hortobagy-Mata

AUSTRIA

splendour of one of the city’s coffee houses, or ease your troubles at one of its famous spas.

50

100 Km

It is blessed with a host of activities such as boating and fishing, and in winter there’s skating and ice sailing. The Lake’s average water temperature during the balmy summers is a tempting


Main picture: A panoramic view of Budapest taken from the fortress Citadel

250C, making it the perfect place for a relaxing swim after lazing on one of its popular beaches. Hungary’s thermal springs also characterise the region and Balaton is home to a number of spa resorts. But even outside these resorts there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the region’s health giving properties nearby. Europe’s largest thermal lake, Lake Hévíz, is the second largest in the world and situated in a peat bed with plenty of medicinal properties. Added to that, it’s surrounded by a conservation area which takes in the Balaton Uplands National Park. Here you can observe great crested grebes, watch its collection of indigenous buffalo as they wallow in water holes or wander its gentle hills. Back at Balaton, enjoy a traditional meal of goulash, served with one of Hungary’s fine wines from the Eger Valley.

Clockwise from top left: View of Lake Balaton from Badacsony; the Szechenyi Bath and Spa in Budapest; green countryside on a former volcanic area of Badacsony; a bowl of traditional Hungarian goulash; the south gate of the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

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Hortobagy Club Hotel Hortobagy-Mata

+36 52 369092

3476

Apollo Thermal Apartments Hajdúszoboszló

+36 52 362744

5867

Hortobagy Club Hotel is located in the Hortobagy National Park in HortobagyMata, a centre of traditional farming where horses, cattle, sheep and buffalo are herded on its vast plains. Horse riding is a great tradition and at the resort you can learn to ride or improve your skills. Other fascinating activities here include birdwatching, folklore events, hunting and tours of the plain in horse-drawn carts. Onsite facilities at the resort include swimming pool, sauna, games room, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises hotel, two and four bedroom units sleeping 2-10 and the majority have a partial kitchen. All units have satellite TV and a telephone.

Apollo Thermal Apartments is located in Hajdúszoboszló, one of Hungary’s most famous spa towns. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the thermal spa, or you can experience the thermal water of the onsite swimming pool. Facilities in the town include an open air pool complex with aquapark and a large indoor swimming pool, and other facilities and activities available nearby include tennis, live entertainment, playground and a boating lake. The resort’s air conditioned accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 with partial kitchen. Tours can be organised to legendary Hungarian Puszta (Hortobagy), Tisza Lake and the historic town of Debrecen.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Horse riding, Games room

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Clubhotel Ambra Budapest

+36 1 3211533

4949

Petnehazy Club Hotel Budapest

+36 1 3918010

5332

Clubhotel Ambra is located in the heart of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, and within walking distance of the ‘Korut’, the main shopping boulevard where you can experience some retail therapy. There is a sauna onsite for you to enjoy. Accommodation comprises hotel, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens, except in the hotel units. Budapest is situated on the two sides of the River Danube, attracting millions of tourists with its sights, historic monuments, entertainment, cultural attractions and spa facilities. A variety of dining, entertainment and shopping options are all available nearby.

The Petnehazy Club Hotel in the Buda hills is the perfect choice for an enchanting getaway. Horse riding or biking through the Buda countryside can be a great experience. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen, all with wonderful views. The resort is perfectly located for guests to enjoy the culture and sights of the Hungarian capital of Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here you can explore narrow streets and grand boulevards, visit cafés, mansions, luxury boutiques, museums, theatres and much more. Also make sure you try the thermal baths served by natural thermal springs in this City of Spas.

Sauna

Beach, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Tennis, Horse riding, Sauna

Solar Club Hotel Sopron

156

+36 99 311675

3479

Park Inn Hotel Sárvár Sárvár

+36 95 530100

A836

The Solar Club Hotel is located in the area of Lővérek in Sopron, where Baroque houses, gothic chambers and remains of Roman walls and roads fill visitors with the spirit of past centuries. With 115 monuments and 240 listed buildings, Sopron has been called ‘the most historic town in Hungary’. The resort offers bus tours, a playground, garden and miniature golf. You can also enjoy a tennis court, swimming pool and sauna nearby. Guests will find comfort in the resort’s studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, each with a full kitchen. Tucked away near the Austrian border, Sopron was once known as ‘the jewel box of Transdanubia’, and is a major wine producing centre.

Park Inn Hotel Sárvár is located in the thermal spa city of Sárvár in western Hungary, which is famous for its spa and wellness facilities. Visitors can walk to the spa and wellness centre through an indoor corridor from the hotel, where they can experience relaxation, recreation and healing. Onsite facilities include a salon, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4. One bedroom units have partial kitchen facilities. All units are air conditioned and have a balcony. Interesting places within a short driving distance include Szeleste Botanical Garden, Sumeg Fortress and the historic city of Sárvár itself.

Restaurant, Mini golf, Snack bar, Playground, Full kitchen facilities

Beach, Swimming pool, Restaurant, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental


Club Dobogómajor Cserszegtomaj

+36 83 531991

4193

Club Dobogómajor is situated in Cserszegtomaj, which is a village between the town of Keszthely and the famous spa town of Hévíz. This is the place to come for total relaxation. The resort offers a fine restaurant plus spa facilities and a variety of sports for you to enjoy. Resort units include studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with partial kitchens. Most apartments have terraces or balconies. The resort is less than one kilometre from the largest thermal lake in central Europe, where you can swim year round due to the water temperature, enjoy watersports or visit the local vineyards. The town of Keszthely is worth a day trip, offering a range of shopping facilities as well as a picturesque castle.

Aparthotel Hévíz Hévíz

+36 83 340071

Aparthotel Hévíz is a hotel and spa located in the centre of Hévíz, just a few minutes’ walk from the largest thermal lake in Europe. The Therapeutic Centre offers treatments to complement the effects of the lake, and a wellness area that offers freshwater whirlpool, sauna and massage. The resort has studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens. The small town is within walking distance and has plenty of charm, ambience and good restaurants, as well as a terrace café where you can sample teas, speciality coffees and homemade cakes. The popular tourist town of Keszthely, which is on Lake Balaton, is also close by.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Restaurant, Tennis, Bowling alley, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Horse riding

Parking, TV, Safe, Microwave

Holiday Club Hévíz

Aparthotel Kalma

Hévíz

+36 83 340620

5980

3712

Hévíz

+36 83 545910

8097

At Holiday Club Hévíz, the atmosphere is pleasant and the service friendly. Here you can relax by the onsite indoor swimming pool or enjoy the fitness room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Nearby activities include a beach, windsurfing, a lake, boating, fishing, tennis, squash, a playground and a wide array of live entertainment, shopping and restaurants. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4 with partial kitchens. Héviz is a small town on the northwestern part of Lake Balaton only a few kilometres from Keszthely. Other attractions nearby include the Balaton Museum, Csodabogyos Cave and Sarvar Nadasdy Castle.

Aparthotel Kalma is in the centre of Hévíz, located in western Hungary, just a short walk from the thermal lake. The Therapy Centre is the heart of the resort, with spa treatments and pampering the focus of your stay. Services include mud therapy, underwater massage, massage, electrotherapy, salt therapy and more. Aparthotel Kalma has studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 with a partial kitchen. Héviz is famous for having the largest thermal lake in Europe, drawing visitors for its therapeutic properties. Here you can enjoy the lake, dine in nearby restaurants and rejuvenate in the area’s variety of spa treatments.

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness room

Fitness centre, Restaurant, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi

Kalma Villa Hévíz

+36 83 545910

A128

Club Abbázia Keszthely

+36 83 312596

2833

Kalma Villa adjoins Aparthotel Kalma in the centre of Hévíz, a spa town on the shores of the largest thermal lake in Europe. Here you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the lake all year round. Hotel Kalma has its very own wellness centre where many forms of health treatments are offered. Lake Balaton, only 6km away, offers many watersports, while the nearby town of Keszthely has good shopping facilities and a spectacular castle. The thermal lake is only a few minutes away and members can book spa treatments at reception. Other facilities nearby include a fitness centre, games room, sports courts, restaurants and a nightclub. The resort’s studio units sleep 2-3 and have partial kitchens.

Club Abbázia is in Keszthely set in charming grounds and gardens, as well as close to the city centre and Lake Balaton. Nearby attractions include a beach, lake, tennis, cinema, wineries and historical places of interest. The famous Hévíz thermal spa is only about six kilometres away, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool and sauna. Club Abbázia offers studio, one and two bedroom apartments, sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen facilities. Keszthely is set on the western shores of Lake Balaton where there are many fine buildings and museums. Hévíz thermal lake is the largest in Europe, and is renowned for its medicinal properties.

Parking, Safe

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Sauna, Steam room

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Abbázia Country Club Nemesnep

+36 92 573450

5328

Located in the Orseg region of western Hungary, Abbázia Country Club is in a rural area that offers visitors both tranquillity and the opportunity to experience numerous activities. Surrounded by nature and quaint villages, the resort offers a relaxed and stress free environment. Onsite amenities include a restaurant serving local and national specialities, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room, solarium and massage facilities. Resort accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with partial kitchens. Most rooms feature a terrace or balcony. The Orseg region is famous for fishing, hiking and the wellness experience of thermal baths and springs. Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Restaurant, Jacuzzi, Horse riding, Bicycle rental, Fitness room

Siesta Club Hotel Harkany

3480

Siesta Club Hotel is located in Harkany, a spa town in a rural setting near to the southern border of Hungary. Situated next door is an enormous public spa which is open all year round. The town has many restaurants, boutiques and shops, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a gift shop, snack bar, restaurant, mini golf, solarium and wine bar. The resort consists of studio and one bedroom units, sleeping 2-4 with a combination of partial and full kitchens. Fishing, horse riding, tennis, gliding and hot air ballooning can be enjoyed nearby. Trips to Puszta and Budapest can be arranged.

Mini golf, Restaurant, Snack bar, Shopping

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+36 72 480302


Serbia HUNGARY

With fresh, clean air and bright early morning sunlight dancing over its peaks, Serbia’s mountain resort of Zlatibor is an extraordinarily beautiful location.

CROATIA

0

ROMANIA Belgrade BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Set in the west of the country, Zlatibor is a year round resort with majestic mountain scenery that provides sublime skiing in winter and glorious summers for hiking, fishing, climbing or just relaxing. Among the canyons, rivers and ravines, Zlatibor is also a renowned curative and therapeutic health resort. In the centre of the town is a small lake nicknamed the Zlatibor Sea where you can swim in summer and ice skate in winter.

Club Satelit Zlatibor

+381 318 41188

Part of the charm of this beautiful region is that it has a very pleasant summer climate and from October to May is covered in snow. Serbia is an emerging and welcoming destination and, whether you visit for the curative spas, fishing, expansive scenery, skiing, culture or history – the important thing is simply to visit.

A846

SERBIA Zlatibor

MONTENEGRO

KOSOVA ALBANIA Pictured clockwise from top left: View of Belgrade from the river; picturesque river in Zlatibor; Fortress Kalemegdan in Belgrade

Kraljevi Konaci Zlatibor

50 100 Km

+381 318 41245

A847

Zlatibor is located in western Serbia in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains. Here you can experience the unforgettable scenery and a unique climate, which is perfect for relaxation. The mysterious forests are ideal for hikers, climbers or anyone who wants to take in the fresh mountain air. Club Satelit offers attractive apartments and after a busy day guests can unwind in the Jacuzzi or sauna and steam room. The resort also has a spa and swimming pool with poolside bar. Accommodation comprises hotel units sleeping 2, and one bedroom apartments sleeping 4. Some of the units have partial kitchen facilities with microwave and a fridge. All units benefit from heating, a telephone and satellite TV.

Kraljevi Konaci resort is situated in central Serbia on the Zlatibor plateau, an area where the climate, vast mountains, flower filled valleys and golden pine trees are all popular with visitors. Rich and bountiful flower beds, with rare and medicinal specimens, provide beautiful scenery, and the area is ideal for making the most of the great outdoors. The resort offers a restaurant, lake and downhill skiing onsite, there are tennis courts nearby and horse riding facilities less than 5km away. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units sleeping 4, and three bedroom units sleeping up to 6. All units have partial kitchen facilities and benefit from a telephone, cable TV and heating.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Restaurant, Lake, Car rental, Downhill skiing

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Croatia Adorning the Adriatic Sea, Croatia presents a timeless coastline with rocky coves, pine fringed beaches and an array of 1,185 islands offering relaxation within an unspoilt location. Here you’ll find a heady mix of cobbled streets lined with cafés, fishing villages with harbours full of bobbing boats, beautiful countryside and traditional towns. There’s a modern side too, with marinas filled with expensive yachts, excellent restaurants and if you look hard enough even a golf course or two. But it’s more than the coastal area that delights in Croatia. Inland you can take to mountain ridges such as the Dinaric Alps, or wander through the natural wonderland of the Plitvice Lakes National Park where 16 lakes are inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, all set in deep woodland.

HUNGARY SLOVENIA

The country also offers the chance to revitalise in one of many thermal spas, or you can drop into Hum – the smallest town in the world – go truffle hunting with dogs or cool off with a swim in the clearest and cleanest coastal waters in Europe. Dubrovnik is a city in which to lose yourself among its quaint side streets while revelling at its terracotta roofed townhouses and ancient Franciscan Monastery. Much has been written about this lovely city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but don’t take anyone’s word for it – to visit Dubrovnik is to see the true beauty of a city justifiably called the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Fontana Resort/Pinus Apartments Hvar Island - Jelsa

+385 21 761810

7429

Zagreb

CROATIA BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA Split 0

50

100 Km

Jelsa

Pictured clockwise from top left: A stunning beach on the Adriatic in Croatia; colourful street in Zagreb; ocean and islands at Hvar

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Fontana Resort is situated on a pinewood hillside near the town of Jelsa, on the coast of the picturesque Hvar Island. It is a popular destination for tourists, with beautiful 19th century buildings, a pretty main square, historic churches and narrow streets to explore. The resort’s accommodation comprises studios, one and two bedroom units sleeping up to 6, with partial kitchen facilities, air conditioning and a microwave. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, games room, beauty spa ideal for guests to relax in, and a restaurant and snack bar that serves excellent local cuisine.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Entertainment, Games room, Snack bar


Greece History goes hand in hand with beauty in Greece. It’s a country that has been carved out by one of the world’s earliest civilisations with a fabric shaped by great philosophers. This wonderful heritage informs any visit to Greece with every city, town and island spoilt with centuries’ old historic sites and mythological tales.


F.Y.R. MACEDONIA Macedonia

ALBANIA

Halkidiki Lemnos

Nisaki

Perama/Gouvia

Tsagkarada Pilio Skíathos

GREECE

Corfu

Igoumenitsa Lefkada

Aitoloakarnania Galaxídi Patra Nafplio

Athens

TURKEY Lesvos

Marathon

Samos Mykonos

Ermioni Porto Heli /Argolida

Kos

Paros Cyclades

Rhodes Ixia Ialyssos

Santorini 0

50

100 Km

Rethymnon Platanias Platanes

Lindos

Nomos Irakliou Panormos

Crete

Limenas Hersonissou Agios Nikólaos Makri Gialós Koutsounari

Greece is a seasonal country with cool winters and even snow at times, but summer steams in from May through to September bringing with it perfect sun filled days. Spring and autumn are among the best times of year to visit as they have cooler temperatures than July and August when the mercury can hit 400C. Though much of the country features sun scorched hillsides that give way to dusty plains, they dip into the most tropical beaches you’re likely to find in Europe. Broad golden and white sands spotted with waving palm trees fringe to warm aquamarine seas. Before hitting the islands, why not spend a few days in Athens? The city is graced with some of the most renowned historic sites in the world, such as the splendid Acropolis and the Parthenon as well as the first day modern Olympic stadium, dating back to 1896. The island of Corfu sits in the Ionian Sea to the west of the mainland. Unlike many of the Greek Islands, Corfu is green and mountainous with its capital Corfu Town displaying fine examples of Venetian architecture, following a long period of occupation by the Italians. The town is also home to a myriad of tiny streets making up its historic heart and these are complemented by two fascinating forts.

Corfu’s delectable landscape has been much written about, from the likes of Shakespeare to Lawrence Durrell, and when you take in its pristine beaches it’s easy to see why. The resorts in the north of the island are renowned for cliff tops offering amazing views and fantastic walking, before cascading down onto pebble bays. In the south, Corfu is flatter but with golden sandy beaches, it’s no less inspiring. To the south of the mainland, Santorini is the jewel of the Cyclades island group. It’s best known for its timeless views across its ‘caldera’, opened up by massive volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Santorini’s sunsets are among the most spectacular in the world and are a real event where hundreds gather to watch the sun dip into the Mediterranean each day. It’s also an island blessed with wonderful beaches in an impressive array of colours from white to black and red. Rhodes in the Dodecanese group is one of the most visited islands in Greece. Its south east coast is adorned with sandy stretches of beach, while its capital is set around a beautiful medieval city of oriental motifs, mosques, Byzantine and Gothic churches.

This spread, clockwise from top: Sunny coastal scene in Skiathos; beach and cliffs in Zakynthos; a dish of Greek feta cheese and olives; windmills in Mykonos; vintage scooter outside a café in Rhodes; Meteora Monasteries in Greece. Previous page: The Porch of the Caryatids at the Acropolis in Athens

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Sithonia Beach Club @ Porto Carras Halkidiki

+30 2375 077000

A953

The luxurious resort of Porto Carras covers an area of 1.763 hectares in the fabulous destination of Sithonia. In the surrounding area you can explore beautiful beaches and traditional Greek villages. There are a wide range of facilities for your enjoyment onsite, including the beach with a variety of watersports, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and more. In addition there’s golf, winery and wine tasting room, hiking trails, basketball, football and tennis courts. Accommodation comprises hotel units, with no kitchen facilities, studios with partial kitchens and one bedroom units with full kitchens and they are all designed in a modern style. The units sleep 2-4 and wifi is available. A car is recommended for exploring the area. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Golf, Spa, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Daphne Holiday Club Halkidiki

Crete is the biggest of the Greek Islands and offers much, from relaxing seaside towns to an interior dotted with tiny hamlets and thousands of windmills that feels like taking a step back in time. To the south west the Samaria Gorge is one of the island’s most beautiful national parks and a World Biosphere Reserve. The three-fingered peninsula of Halkidiki offers some of the best and most unspoilt scenery in Greece, including the Kassandra peninsula, which has stunning family-friendly beaches framed by emerald hills. The laid back village of Hanioti has a lovely square and markets that stay open into the night.

Insider tips: • Take a day trip from Corfu Town to Albania. Just two nautical miles away, the town of Saranda gives a glimpse of a bygone Europe, with Roman ruins in nearby Butrint. • Take a boat trip to get a look at the mysterious peninsula of Mount Athos, a region filled with monasteries and off-limits to outsiders.

+30 2374 052003

3821

Daphne Holiday Club is located in northern Greece on the Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki, which, according to legend, was at one time inhabited by giants. You certainly don’t need to be one to enjoy this charming resort, which is surrounded by a 10 acre olive grove and has panoramic views over Toronean Bay. Onsite facilities include tennis court, swimming pool and a restaurant and bar that offers the most spectacular views. The resort comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchen. Each unit has a private veranda with sea and forest views. A car is recommended to take full advantage of the peninsula’s fine beaches and traditional villages. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Pilio Holiday Club Tsagkarada

+30 2426 049777

5865

This resort is 3km from Tsagkarada and set in the superb scenery of Mount Pilio, overlooking the picturesque Milopotamos Bay. The resort’s units are spacious, have air conditioning and a mini bar and are well furnished in traditional style and comprise hotel apartments sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. Both summer and winter activities are amply catered for at Pilio Holiday Club, from skiing and climbing in the mountains to windsurfing and swimming at the beach, which is within easy walking distance. The resort has a swimming pool and restaurant onsite. A car is essential to fully enjoy the area, which has a variety of historic and cultural sites worth visiting.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Air conditioning

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Porto Heli Resort Porto Heli/Argolida

+30 2754 098072

4434

Porto Heli Resort is located in a traditional fishing village characterised by wonderful gardens and surrounding green areas in Porto Heli/Argolida, on the east coast of the Peloponnese and opposite the cosmopolitan islands of Spetses and Hydra. The resort is built in the centre of Porto Heli Bay, which is an area with restaurants, bars, shopping arcade and organised beach activities. Onsite facilities include swimming pool and fitness centre, while the accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens. All units have a balcony overlooking the bay. A car is recommended if you want to visit local historic sites.

Paleros Resort Aitoloakarnania

+30 2643 041024

This resort is located on an inviting sandy beach on Paleros Bay about 15km from the town of Vonitsa and facing the Ionian island of Lefkada. The resort is set in 10 acres of tropical gardens and its onsite facilities include a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, a restaurant, pizzeria and a beach bar. Free sun loungers and umbrellas are also available at the beach. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens. Paleros offers visitors peace and tranquillity, and is an excellent location for day trip excursions to numerous historical sites. A car is recommended for exploring the area.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Fitness centre, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Volleyball

Agios Nikolaos Bay

Villa Olympia

Igoumenitsa

+30 2665 093017

Galaxidi

+30 2265 041810

3822

Agios Nikolaos Bay is located in Thesprotia county in northern Greece facing the island of Corfu. It is situated in a quiet location surrounded by magnificent olive trees gently descending down to the beach. The resort offers a wide range of facilities which include a swimming pool, bars, restaurant and marina, and there are a wide variety of watersports available nearby, including water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. All units have balconies or arched terraces with spectacular views of the bay. The air conditioned accommodation comprises studios, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. This lush area is well known for its crystal clear waters and wonderful beaches.

Villa Olympia is located close to Galaxidi, a very picturesque village full of old houses, and is some 220km from the city of Athens. There is a lovely harbour surrounded by numerous tavernas and restaurants with lovely views. About 50km away is Parnassus, the top ski destination in Greece, and Nafpaktos which is considered to be one of the country’s most beautiful areas. Onsite facilities include Jacuzzi, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, games room, playground area and tennis. This resort is suitable for wheelchair users, and accommodation is comprised of studio units sleeping 4, with no kitchens. A car is recommended for exploring the area.

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Snack bar, Games room, Playground

TradeWinds Cruise Club – Greece Lefkada

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4179

4946

+30 697 4606049

A674

San Stefano Pilio

+30 2426 049448

C241

TradeWinds Cruise Club – Greece offers a fabulous way to experience the Greek islands. Here you can truly relax as one of the club’s luxury cruising catamarans will “take you to places you would not be able to visit” on a land-based holiday. Each yacht contains four guest cabins and one for crew, who will look after you throughout the trip. Each day you will sail among the beautiful unspoilt Ionian Islands for an hour or two after breakfast and again after lunch. All cabins have double beds with private ensuite bathrooms. This is an activity holiday and the minimum age requirement is 21 years old. A compulsory all inclusive fee will apply.

San Stefano is a hotel situated near to Tsagkarada village in Pelion in Greece, which is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Pelion and breathtaking vistas of the Aegean Sea. The resort is set in a beautiful natural environment that offers something for every visitor, whether that means adventure, excitement or peace. Accommodation at the resort comprises hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. Each unit features a balcony that overlooks the mountain or the sea. Onsite facilities include a restaurant that serves local cuisine and traditional desserts prepared by local cooks, a champagne bar, café and a lounge with fireplace. San Stefano is a mandatory half board resort.

Beach, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Restaurant

Car rental, Restaurant, Snack bar


Golden Coast Holiday Club Marathon

+30 2294 113000

1789

Porto Rio Hotel Patra

+30 2610 992102

1609

The beauty of Marathon Beach is right on the doorstep of Golden Coast Holiday Club. Marathon is a town near Athens and was the site of the battle of the same name. Here you can enjoy a relaxing day basking in the warm Greek sun watching the gentle waves caress the white sandy beach, or take advantage of the wide variety of amenities onsite, including a swimming pool, children’s pool, playground, windsurfing, tennis, mini market and a restaurant. There are many interesting historical sites and modern attractions within an easy drive, including wineries, amusement park, zoo and a water park. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one bedroom units, sleeping 2-4. The hotel units have no kitchens, but remaining apartments have partial kitchens.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the sea from the Porto Rio Hotel and take in the atmosphere of culture and history around you. The resort offers fabulous views of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge and Mount Panachaiko, as well as plenty to keep you entertained. In addition to being right next to the beach, onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 with a partial kitchen. Nearby Patra is Greece’s third largest city and hosts the country’s best carnival. You can easily travel to Athens or Sparta, and will be in reach of major archeological sites such as Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and others. Tours can be arranged to these sites.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Nightclub, Car rental, Restaurant, Playground

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Fitness centre, Sauna, Casino, Car rental, Restaurant

Iria Mare Holiday Club Nafplio

+30 2752 094267

4184

Porto Hydra Hotel Ermioni

+30 2754 041304

0954

Iria Mare Holiday Club is located at Iria Beach in Southern Greece, a little over 19km from the city of Nafplio, which is of major archaeological and historical importance and was the first capital of modern Greece. It has a number of restaurants, shops and beautiful old buildings, and is the perfect place to soak up some of the Greek culture. The resort is built on two storeys and designed around a swimming pool, providing all units with either a sea or pool view. Other onsite facilities include beach, bars, restaurants, tennis and watersports. Accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens, TV, telephone and air conditioning.

Guests at Porto Hydra Hotel can enjoy the countryside, sea and Greek culture all within easy reach of the resort. Less than an hour away are the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf-Hydra, Poros, and Spetses, as well as the famous archaeological sites of Epidavros and Mycenae. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio, one and three bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6. The hotel units do not have any kitchen facilities, while the remainder contain a mix of mini, partial and full kitchens. On the Island of Poros you can take a tour of a unique lemon forest consisting of 39,000 lemon trees or why not enjoy city life in Athens, which is just two hours away by hydrofoil.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Windsurfing, Boating, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Water skiing, Horse riding, Fishing, Car rental, Restaurant

Porto Hydra Royal Club Ermioni

+30 2754 041304

8783

Clara Hotel Lesvos

+30 2253 041532

A068

Porto Hydra Royal Club is located in Ermioni, a small town in the Peloponnese in Greece, were you can enjoy countryside, sea and vibrant nightlife. Less than an hour away are the beautiful cosmopolitan islands of the Saronic Gulf-Hydra, Poros, and Spetses, as well as the famous archaeological sites of Epidavros and Mycenae. The resort’s onsite facilities include a beach, fitness centre, restaurant and snack bar. There is a choice of hotel, studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with full kitchens, although some hotel and studios do not have kitchen facilities. Athens is approximately two hours away by hydrofoil.

Clara Hotel is built in the wonderful area of Avlaki in Petra with unique views of the Aegean sea. The sandy beach is a fantastic place for swimming and enjoying watersports. The resort’s onsite facilities include a playground, swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, and car rental can be booked at reception. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units with no kitchen facilities, or studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with full kitchens. All units have air conditioning, TV and telephone. Petra is a picturesque coastal village, with traditional houses, paved streets and numerous fish restaurants and taverns.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Water skiing, Fitness centre, Fishing, Horse riding, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Nightclub, Restaurant

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Aeolos Beach Club Perama, Corfu

+30 2661 033132

1288

Gouvia, Corfu

+30 2661 090600

3144

Aeolos Beach Club is situated in colourful gardens that slope down to a beach on the beautiful island of Corfu, which is located just off the west coast of Greece and is very green and lush compared to other Greek islands. A range of recreational and leisure facilities are available, including swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with a partial kitchen, and one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with a full kitchen. The town of Corfu is a short ride away and is served by buses that pass the resort. This resort is not suitable for the elderly or disabled due to its hillside location.

Govino Bay is one of the most beautifully designed hotels in Gouvia, covered with gardens, palm trees and other colourful native flora. It is located on the island of Corfu and situated in front of Gouvia Bay with fantastic views. Onsite you can enjoy the beautiful powdery beach, a swimming pool and recreational pursuits such as fishing. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens. The island is fringed by sandy beaches and tiny romantic coves that are ideal for sun lovers and watersports enthusiasts. The city of Corfu is only 8km away, with an extensive range of shops, restaurants and historic buildings to explore.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing, Playground

Corfu Residence Nisaki Village, Corfu

+30 2663 091711

6425

Corfu Residence is located in the north eastern part of the island in the area of Nisaki, 22km from the centre of Corfu. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, and childcare and car rental can be booked by the resort. There is also a beach nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. The island of Corfu has become a cosmopolitan tourist destination for both the summer and winter seasons, while the city of Corfu provides a variety of amenities, including modern shops, cosy restaurants, local tavernas, nightlife and entertainment.

Nostos Suites Skiathos

+30 2427 022520

Nostos Village Skiathos

+30 2427 022520

2822

Nostos Village is located on the island of Skiathos on the northwest Aegean. This resort offers a swimming pool with striking views of the Gulf of Skiathos and a a lovely beach tavern where you can truly relax. An abundance of watersports are also available for your enjoyment. The apartments are beautifully decorated and comprise hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units. No kitchen facilities are available in the hotel units, but partial kitchens are provided in all others. The island of Skiathos is known for its 60 or more picturesque beaches, and you can also browse the shops and end a special evening by taking a horse drawn carriage around town. Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Childcare, Poolside bar

166

Govino Bay

7477

Sirenes Beach Resort Samos

+30 2273 025222

8641

Nostos Suites is in a splendid location on a pine covered hillside overlooking a beautiful sandy bay on the island of Skiathos. The complex is built with attractive terraces that blend into the woodland. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool with poolside snack bar and sun terraces, restaurant, tennis court on the beach, taverna and a water skiing school. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4. Hotel and studio units do not have any kitchens but one bedroom units have a partial kitchen. The resort is not suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are approximately 250 steps to the beach.

Sirenes Beach Resort is located in Samos, a delightful holiday island in the north eastern part of the Aegean sea. The island is filled with pure white sandy beaches, picturesque villages, fishing harbours, historical sites and charming, mountainous landscapes. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchens. Onsite facilities include a beach, swimming pool, restaurant, tennis, multi sport field, billiards and car rental can be booked via reception. Samos has superb sandy beaches and crystal waters, perfect for swimming and relaxing. This area is also famous for the production of quality fine wines.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Tennis, Boating, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant


Laokasti Villas Santorini

+30 2286 071343

4187

Santorini Villas Santorini

+30 2286 022036

6087

Laokasti Villas is located on the northern side of Santorini in Oia village, one of the most picturesque areas of the island. It is an ideal location for visitors seeking peace and quiet, as well as those wishing to experience traditional Greek cuisine or visit a range of interesting shops. The resort is built in a traditional style, with a number of facilities for guests to enjoy, including swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 with partial kitchens. The nearest beaches are within easy walking distance and you can also hire bicycles at the resort, which you can use to explore a number of places of interest close by.

Santorini Villas is located in the traditional Greek village of Vourvoulos, on the northeast side of the island of Santorini. The resort is just 2.5km from the island’s capital Fira, and there are bus services to the beach. From the resort’s verandas, visitors can enjoy the serene atmosphere of the island, taking in a view of both its famous vineyards and the sea, just 1.5km away. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool and car rental, while accommodation is comprised of studio and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchen facilities. In Vourvoulos you can find traditional tavernas with local dishes and wines.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Cycling

Anezina Village Paros, Cyclades

+30 2284 028010

4806

The Village Holiday Club Nomos Irakliou, Crete

+30 2897 022688

3231

Anezina Village is located in Drios Village on the south eastern side of Paros island. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, playground and car rental. Apartments are built in the local style and thanks to the resort’s idyllic location, all guests can enjoy a truly private and relaxed holiday. Accommodation is available in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with full kitchen facilities. The island of Paros offers a variety of attractions and entertainment for the ideal holiday, including great beaches, the area’s characteristic windmills, ancient ruins, the famed Parian wine and at sunset, the unique Aegean light.

The Village Holiday Club is located in the traditional Cretan village of Koutouloufari with lovely views of the sea. The resort is within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops and bars, and its onsite facilities include swimming pool, poolside bar, sauna and Jacuzzi. Here you can relax in comfortable one bedroom apartments sleeping 4 with partial kitchen facilities. Most units have large balconies offering a panoramic view of the lush gardens and over the Bay of Hersonissos. Crete is the biggest, most beautiful and certainly one of the most fascinating of all the Greek islands. The island capital of Heraklion, with its fascinating museum and shops, is about 25km away.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Playground, Restaurant, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Steam room

Candia Park Village Agios Nikólaos, Crete

+30 2841 026811

3232

Mirabello Village Agios Nikólaos, Crete

+30 2841 028400

3708

Candia Park Village is located on the island of Crete and has a true Cretan atmosphere as well as magnificent views overlooking the clear waters of Mirabello Bay. At Candia Park facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, beach, tennis, playground, games room, programme of children’s activities and a wide range of sports, watersports and an aqua park. There are also a number of bars, restaurants and shops nearby. Accommodation comprises one bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchens. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the island or you can take a short taxi ride to the centre of Agios Nikólaos or the nearby town of Elounda.

Mirabello Village has a prime, Mediterranean seafront location on the island of Crete. There are a variety of watersport activities available nearby and the resort is also about 30 minutes’ walk from the lovely coastal town of Agios Nikólaos, famous for its pretty waterfront, dotted with bars and restaurants. Onsite facilities at the resort include a bar, taverna, swimming pool, sauna, mini golf, tennis court and restaurant. Accommodation is available in studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with no kitchen facilities. Agios Nikólaos was once a small fishing village but has grown into a sought after tourist destination, while it still manages to retain its great charm.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Sauna, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant

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Leoniki Residence Platanes, Crete

+30 2831 029232

Grand Leoniki Platanes, Crete

+30 2831 029232

7456

Leoniki Residence is set within the beautiful resort district of Platanes in Crete. The resort’s wellness centre houses a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam bath and exercise equipment, and you can also enjoy a massage, body wrap, aromatherapy and other luxurious spa treatments. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens and their own balcony. From here you can explore cultural Rethymnon, which is renowned for its folk art, especially weaving, embroidery and ceramics. There are also many picturesque fishing villages with unusual shops and fantastic local cuisine, and you can also take a tour of the beautiful Agreco Farm estate and try the local produce.

Grand Leoniki is located in Platanes in the popular city Rethymnon on the island of Crete. The resort offers guests the perfect place for a relaxing holiday under the sun and palm trees, as well as providing a convenient central location from which to explore all the great sights and activities of Crete. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, children’s pool, health club, sauna, Jacuzzi, games room, restaurant, snack bar and childcare. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with full kitchens. One of the many attractions worth visiting in Rethymnon is the Venetian castle called Fortezza, which is a masterpiece of Palatian architecture.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Squash, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Classical Vacation Club at the Marine Palace Suites Panormos, Crete

+30 2834 051610

6391

Creta Residence Platanias, Crete

+30 2831 036140

6647

Classical Vacation Club at the Marine Palace Suites lies on the north coast of Crete in the village of Panormos, and combines the best of Greek hospitality with traditional Cretan life in an idyllic fishing village. The resort is 25km east of the popular city of Rethymnon, which has a variety of attractions, shops and restaurants. A wide range of activities are available onsite including tennis and games room, and you can also relax in the swimming pool, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens. For the more active, a variety of watersports can be enjoyed at the resort or in the area.

Creta Residence is situated in the village of Platanias, 3km from the lively city of Rethymnon on the island of Crete. The resort is in a waterfront location among lush palm trees and has breathtaking views, and is a perfect base from which to enjoy all that this lovely island has to offer. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, poolside bar, restaurant, snack bar and childcare. Nearby you can enjoy shopping, a nightclub and a spa as well as the beach with coastal activities including swimming, scuba diving, windsurfing and water skiing. Hotel units sleep 2-3 and have a balcony or patio but no kitchens. A car is recommended to fully enjoy the island, and car rental can be arranged via reception.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Scuba diving, Tennis, Windsurfing, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Childcare, Poolside bar, Snack bar

Creta Suites Koutsounari, Crete

168

4836

+30 2842 061915

6845

Plaza Spa Apartments Rethymnon, Crete

+30 2831 051505

7455

Creta Suites is located in the village of Koutsounari on the island of Crete, only 8km from Europe’s most southerly town, Ierapetra. Perfectly located for the beach and all its attractions, the resort is also an ideal base for exploring the island, which includes a number of historic monuments from the Minoan culture to modern history. Among the attractions nearby are the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, internet access, restaurant and snack bar. Built in traditional style and surrounded by pleasant gardens, the units comprise spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens and sea views.

The Plaza Spa is located in the beautiful city of Rethymnon on the north coast of Crete. This is a beachfront location with spectacular sea views. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, spa, bar and restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units, sleeping 2-6, with full kitchens. Here you can visit the picturesque port area, the Venetian old town with the castle Fortezza, or experience the city’s vibrant nightlife. The beach, water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving are also available nearby. Some of the best sunsets can be enjoyed in Rethymnon, and the area is ideal for peaceful walks along the sandy beach.

Swimming pool, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant


Villea Village Makri Gialos, Crete

+30 2843 052231

5895

Village Heights Golf Resort Limenas Hersonissou, Crete

+30 2897 029065

7514

Villea Village is situated in south east Crete, in one of the most unspoilt parts of the island. It is located in a village called Makri Gialos, just a short walk from the sandy beach with restaurants available nearby. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool and internet access, while accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with partial kitchen. Crystal clear waters and sandy beaches surround Crete, and in the distance you’ll find mountain plateaus and charming villages. There are many historical venues, including King Minoas’ summer palace, Venetian castles and Byzantine monasteries. You can also enjoy snorkelling and spear fishing in the Lybian Sea.

Village Heights Golf Resort is a traditional Cretan village style property, with breathtaking views of the sea and mountains and ideally located near Greece’s only PGA golf course. Onsite facilities include swimming pools, a wellness centre, kids club as well as numerous dining and entertainment venues. All units have either a private balcony or terrace, and comprise studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, sleeping 2-8 with full kitchen. The small town of Hersonissos is close by, and offers beautiful beaches and a good selection of restaurants, while the island capital Heraklion has fascinating museums and shops, and is only 24km away.

Swimming pool, Table tennis, Internat access, Poolside bar, Games room, Parking

Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Sun Beach Holiday Club

Sunshine Rhodes

Ialyssos, Rhodes

+30 2241 093821

2527

Ialyssos, Rhodes

+30 2241 092411

A427

Sun Beach Holiday Club is located on the island of Rhodes in south eastern Greece near to the beach, and bordered by clear blue Mediterranean waters. The resort offers a restaurant, grocery store, two swimming pools, a fitness centre and Jacuzzi, as well as comfortable and attractively decorated apartments. The units comprise one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, featuring a partial kitchen and many with lovely views of the sea. In the area you can enjoy watersports, horse riding and delightful sightseeing. The lively nightlife of the popular town of Rhodes, with its casino and more than 600 bars and restaurants, is less than 10km away.

Sunshine Rhodes is located on the sandy beach in Ialyssos, one of the island’s most ancient cities and just 7km from Rhodes’ Old Town. The resort has a wide range of onsite facilities including swimming pools, sporting activities and numerous restaurants. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2, with no kitchen facilities, and studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 with either partial or full kitchen facilities. Whether you wish to rent a car and discover the beautiful island of Rhodes with its wealth of historical riches or simply enjoy a relaxing day by the sea, Sunshine Rhodes offers guests an enchanting holiday experience.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Volleyball, Mini golf, Car rental, Restaurant, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Windsurfing, Tennis, Sauna, Fishing, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Metropolitan Capsis Holiday Club Ixia, Rhodes

+30 2241 025015

3450

Pefkos Village Holiday Club Lindos, Rhodes

+30 2244 048082

4094

Metropolitan Capsis Holiday Club is located on the west coast of the island of Rhodes. The resort offers a range of facilities and amenities including a restaurant, bars, indoor pool, sauna and tennis. Fronting the stunning Ixia Beach, the resort is in close proximity to the medieval city of Rhodes. Beautiful gardens and swimming pools complement marble clad areas filled with antiques, statues and paintings. Accommodation is comprised of comfortably furnished studio and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 with partial kitchens, many with balconies. Day trip options include exploring the Old Town, Acropolis of Rhodes and the Temple of Apollo. You can also enjoy tours to nearby islands.

Pefkos Village Holiday Club is located on the southeast side of Rhodes, approximately 100m from the beach in the quiet outskirts of the village of Pefkos and just 4km from the ancient city of Lindos. Its accommodation is built in classical Greek style and comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. All units are air conditioned and heated and are equipped with a TV and telephone. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, cinema, entertainment, tennis, restaurant and snack bar. Nearby you’ll find a variety of attractions including the beach and a range of watersports including windsurfing. A car is recommended to make the most of your stay.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Shopping, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Cinema, Restaurant, Car rental

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Cyprus In the far eastern Mediterranean lies Cyprus – a European island tantalisingly close to Asia and Africa. Here you can taste and almost feel the influences of these different cultures.


Opposite page, clockwise from top: The harbour at Kyrenia; old church in the Troodos mountains; colourful flowers in Cyprus. This page, from left: Cyprus beach scene; charming street in the village of Lefkara; traditional Cyprian bread

Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, stands divided along the green line between the Turkish north and the Greek south, and its historical duality makes for an interesting experience. The capital Nicosia through which the green line passes is the only divided capital in the world, and the 1,000 year old city, with its relaxed coffee culture, has much to attract visitors. The old part of the city is quite small and easy to walk around, where houses with ornate balconies face the narrow streets and craftsmen ply their skills in little workshops that have hardly changed over the centuries. To the west of Cyprus, Paphos has a lovely harbour on which to relax and enjoy lunch overlooking yachts and fishing boats. Sophisticated yet charming, Paphos is also a good family resort with lavish beaches and the Aphrodite Water Park which has Europe’s biggest family rafting ride. An interesting day out can also be enjoyed at the Ayios Neophytos Monastery. Founded in 1159, it is famous for its Byzantine frescoes and grottoes carved out of the mountain rock. The country is dominated by two mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains to the south and west, and the Kyrenia Range along the northern coastline. At 1,952 metres, Mount Olympus is the highest point on the island and lies in the heart of the Troodos. In winter you can even ski there before enjoying an afternoon on the beach.

In spring the mountains are a sea of colourful wildflowers where walkers inhale the scent of fresh citrus groves as they feast their eyes on shimmering island vistas.

While still a great place to let your hair down it’s not as wild as it once was – although thrill seekers still have the chance to bungee jump and engage in all manner of watersports.

Limassol caters for those seeking more sophisticated attractions, and with its long coastline there’s an array of beaches to choose from, including the white sands of Ladies’ Mile with shallow clear water – one of the safest beaches for children. Governor’s Beach is a great place to watch the sunrise and Kourion Beach is popular for hang gliding, sailing and windsurfing.

The beaches here are among the best on the island, which is no small claim – at the last count Cyprus had 53 Blue Flag beaches, giving it the densest concentration and most per capita, as well as by coastline length, in the world.

Alternatively you can head to the 2nd century Roman Amphitheatre at Kourion with its ancient ruins and restored mosaics, which now hosts concerts and theatrical events.

In northern Cyprus, Girne is an idyllic town with a delightful harbour and vast Crusader era castle. With a lovely promenade, narrow cobbled alleyways, markets and cafés, the town makes for an evocative and peaceful holiday.

Ayia Napa is home to some of the best white sandy beaches on the island and has plenty of bars and clubs for partygoers.

Güzelyurt, also in the north, is an ideal place for those who want to escape the rush of everyday life and enjoy serene surroundings.

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Gaziveren Gozelyurt

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Malama Beach Club Protaras

+357 23 822000

2415

Chrysland Gardens Club Ayia Napa

+357 23 721311

5747

Malama Beach Club is situated in the southeastern part of Cyprus, between the villages of Paralimni and Protaras with access to some of the island’s finest scenery and superb beaches as well as attractions of a modern city.The resort’s elegant colonial-style residences are located on a sandy cove with picturesque rock formations in an unspoilt area of Protaras, a former fishing village that is now one of Cyprus’ most popular resort towns. There is a club centre onsite with an indoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and sports facilities. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with full kitchen facilities. Most also have a wonderful view of the pool or sea.

Chrysland Gardens Club is situated on the outskirts of Ayia Napa, overlooking the Nissi Bay beach. The long sandy beach is only 500m away, and here you can enjoy a wide range of watersports including windsurfing and water skiing, and horse riding is also available nearby. The fishing village of Ayia Napa with its colourful shops, restaurants and entertainment to suit all ages is just 1.5km away, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a fitness centre and sauna. Accommodation is in studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 and have partial kitchens. Most units have a private terrace with a small garden or a veranda with sea view. A water theme park and a mini golf course are within easy reach.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Boating, Restaurant

Fitness centre, Sauna, Restaurant, Snack bar, Laundry facilities

Parasol at Callisto Holiday Village

Club Pyla Beach Resort

Ayia Napa

+357 23 724500

7558

Parasol at Callisto Holiday Village is situated on the beautiful beaches of Ayia Napa and offers the ideal holiday for all ages. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, tennis, sauna, Jacuzzi, spa, games room, restaurant and snack bar. There are more bars and restaurants as well as shopping available nearby, and due to its excellent coastal location, watersports are available in abundance. The resort’s one bedroom units sleep 4 and have a full kitchen, TV, telephone and air conditioning. Local fish restaurants with fabulous sea views can be found in and around the picturesque harbour, and the beauty of the unspoilt Cape Greco is only a short drive away. Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Scuba diving, Tennis, Windsurfing, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Club Aphrodite at Erimi Gardens Limassol

+357 25 932488

172

+357 24 645550

2426

Club Pyla Beach Resort is located near Larnaca on the southwest coast of Cyprus. Larnaca offers excellent restaurants, shopping and a taste of Greek and Turkish culture. The resort has a fantastic health centre offering Ayurvedic therapy treatments, gym, and Jacuzzi. This is an excellent spot for relaxation and a well deserved pampering session. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with a full kitchen and most have a private veranda with magnificent views of the sea or countryside. Watersports such as water skiing, windsurfing and boating are also available. Visitors can even explore the mysterious Zenobia shipwreck beneath the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean with a diving instructor. Swimming pool, Sauna, Restaurant, Childcare, Games room, Poolside bar

2152

Club Aphrodite is situated near the village of Erimi, just 10km from Limassol, where you’ll find a cornucopia of shops, cafés and bars. The resort is home to an extensive range of amenities for all the family, including swimming pool, children’s pool and play area, sunbathing terrace, sauna, restaurant, cocktail lounge and health club. Terrific views can be enjoyed over meadowland to the sea from this resort. All units are air conditioned, and comprise studio and one or two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with full or partial kitchens. A complimentary shuttle service is available to Limassol and the lovely long sandy beach at Kourion. The city also contains some fascinating museums and sites of archaeological interest.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Larnaca

Les Villas at Le Meridien Limassol

+357 25 634020

3451

Les Villas at Le Meridien is only 13km from the centre of Limassol and close to the southern shore of the island. The resort’s onsite facilities include children’s activities, a health club and tennis courts, or you can simply relax by the pool. The spacious one, two and three bedroom units sleep 4-8 and all have partial kitchens. There is a golf course and horse riding nearby, and island activities and attractions also include exploring the beautiful coastline and many interesting historical sites. In the winter, you can ski in the Troodos Mountains. A car is recommended to fully enjoy this lovely island, although there is a complimentary shuttle service available.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Spa, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant


Paradise Kings Club Paphos Paphos

+357 26 815450

6234

Panareti Pafos Resort Paphos

+357 26 965444

6480

Tranquillity and beauty surround the Paradise Kings Club Paphos while the island’s rich culture and fascinating history are all nearby. The resort offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean, and has one of the finest beaches and landscapes anywhere in the world. The resort’s onsite facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises spacious one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8, all with full kitchens, and most with private balconies. Paphos has some of the most incredible beaches. If you like to explore, take a safari or adventure tour to discover the island’s beautiful scenery, historical villages, monasteries and archeological sites that date back to the 4th century BC.

Panareti Pafos Resort is located in the southwest of the island within easy walking distance of the centre of Paphos, which has a charming fishing harbour by the castle, lined with open air cafés and tavernas. There is a swimming pool and restaurant onsite, while scuba diving, water skiing and a beach are all nearby and there’s a golf course around 20km away. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 all with partial kitchens and air conditioning. An island of sunshine, blue skies and beaches as well as wild mountain ranges, cedar forests and remote villages, Cyprus has everything for a perfect Mediterranean holiday.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Paphos

+357 26 882000

8199

Capital Coast Resort & Spa Paphos

+357 26 201000

A684

Paphos Gardens is situated in the heart of Paphos, within walking distance of the picturesque harbour, castle and an abundance of shops and restaurants. The resort is also just a short walk from the beach, where a range of activities can be enjoyed including horse riding and watersports such as scuba diving and water skiing. Onsite amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, restaurant and evening entertainment that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 2-6, and have full kitchens. Palm lined seafront cafés and restaurants offer a wonderful choice of local and international cuisine.

Capital Coast Resort & Spa is situated on the seafront overlooking the Mediterranean between the popular destinations of Coral Bay and the Tombs of the Kings. It is within walking distance of the tombs, which is a stunning necropolis of underground tombs carved from solid rock, many of which date back to the 4th century. This major tourist attraction is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This resort is designed with the warmth and hospitality Cyprus is renowned for, with contemporary modern décor and surroundings. Accommodation consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 4-8 with full kitchens and satellite TV. Guests can experience breathtaking sunsets at this resort.

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Club Coral View Resort Peyia

+357 26 315600

C869

Laura Beach Resort Paphos

+357 26 944900

A478

Club Coral View Resort is superbly situated in the village of Peyia. Here you can relax on the sun terrace surrounding the swimming pool and enjoy stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. The charming coastal village has a fine selection of shops, bars and restaurants, with the sea caves and picturesque fishing harbour of St George just a short distance away. The golden sand of Blue Flag Coral Bay Beach, where you can find a variety of watersports, is only a five minute drive. Accommodation at the resort comprises air conditioned studios sleeping 2, and one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6. All units have full kitchens, satellite TV and wifi internet.

Laura Beach Resort is set just 50m from the tranquil waters of the warm Mediterranean Sea and in the heart of Paphos, where visitors can explore the historic and picturesque fortress harbour. This resort is perfectly located to offer guests a choice of entertainment and leisure activities, and there are beautiful gardens to be enjoyed. Onsite facilities include two swimming pools, fitness centre, spa, tennis and games room, and the resort also offers easy access to the sea. Accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, all with full kitchens. There are a plenty of attractions and activities to be enjoyed nearby, including shopping, horse riding and golf.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Internet access, Full kitchen facilities

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Sauna, Tennis, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

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Parasol at Aquasol Holiday Village Kato Paphos

+357 26 622304

7557

Dedeman Olive Tree Catalkoy

+903 928 244200

4441

Situated on the coast at Coral Bay near Paphos on the southwest coast of the island, Parasol Aquasol Holiday Village boasts a range of facilities and entertainment onsite while shopping, scuba diving, water skiing and a beach can all be found nearby. Quality restaurants and bars are also just a short walk away. The resort offers one bedroom units sleeping 4 with a full kitchen. All units have a TV, telephone and air conditioning. Facilities for fishing, boating, tennis and golf can all be found nearby, as well as a variety of excursion options. The rugged beauty of the Akamas Peninsula, which comprises 230 square km of wild landscape including deep gorges and sandy bays, is only a 15 minute drive away.

Dedeman Olive Tree is located in Kyrenia, a beautiful seafront city. This is a fabulous location for exploring Northern Cyprus, with a variety of shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and casinos in the vicinity. The resort is within walking distance of the beach, and horse riding is also available nearby. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, games room, restaurant and snack bar, and accommodation comprises studio units sleeping 4 with no kitchen and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchens. The region’s great attraction for visitors lies not only in the castle and the enchanting harbour, but in the ancient villages and monasteries that are to be found set amid beautiful scenery.

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Tennis, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Primary Holiday Village

Riverside Garden Resort

Alsancak

+903 928 218157

6648

+903 928 218906

A419

Primary Holiday Village is located in Alsancak, near Girne, very close to the most popular casinos of northern Cyprus. Facilities at the resort include a swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, restaurant and bar. Accommodation comprises studios sleeping 4 with a shower room and partial kitchen. The resort is close to the beach and there are ancient castles, monasteries and museums to be explored. The harbour is surrounded by bars, clubs and restaurants, and there are a number of activities available nearby, including horse riding. The resort is ideally located to explore all that Cyprus has to offer and you can take trips to a variety of tourist attractions or enjoy a yacht tour.

Riverside Garden Resort is set in the magnificent tranquil foothills of Kyrenia in a wonderful setting among some of the most spectacular gardens in Northern Cyprus. The resort is within easy walking distance of the beach where a number of watersports can be enjoyed, including scuba diving and water skiing. There is a range of shops, restaurants, bars, nightlife and a casino all nearby.The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation is in hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchen or one and two bedroom units sleeping 3-6 with a partial kitchen. A car is recommended to explore all the natural beauty and historical sights of the area.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Aphrodite Beachfront Village Gaziveren Gozelyurt

+903 928 160321

C749

Surrounded by orange groves with spectacular views of the coast and mountains, Aphrodite Beachfront Village really sets the stage for a relaxing escape. Here you can enjoy a range of activities including boating and surfing as well as relax on the beautiful beach. The resort’s onsite facilities include watersports club, swimming pool, children’s pool, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and massage, while in the evening you can indulge in fine international dining at the resort’s restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all equipped with a full kitchen, TV, telephone, wifi internet and air conditioning. Beach, Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Windsurfing, Horse riding, Fitness centre

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East meets west in Turkey, where a kaleidoscope of culture, history and geography embrace to create an enthralling destination.

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Capital Istanbul is the world’s only city to sit on two continents, Europe and Asia. Over the years it has also been the capital of three great empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, and this varied history means the city has a great story to tell.

The former royal residence Topkapı Palace is now a very impressive museum containing a chamber of holy relics of the Muslim world, including the Prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. In fact there is so much to see at Topkapı Palace that at least half a day is recommended for visitors.

An excellent place to start is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque due to the blue tiles adorning its interior walls. It has been central to religious life in the city since

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar lives up to its name with some 4,000 shops along 60 streets and is regarded as the world’s oldest and biggest bazaar.

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Dedeman Rize Rize

As the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas lap at Turkey’s shoreline, the country is lucky enough to have some of the best bathing in Europe. With gorgeous mountain scenery as a backdrop, Antalya on the Mediterranean coast has bountiful beaches and offers cool modernity alongside a large slice of history. Within the old walls of Antalya is the historic heart of the city, Kaleiçi, from its charming harbour to the 13th century fluted minaret, or Yivli Minare, to Hadrian’s Gate, a 2nd century triumphal arch. The nearby beach of Konyaalti has trendy clubs, a resident funfair and quality restaurants. The Bodrum Peninsula is made for those seeking a subdued and relaxing holiday. Enchanting villages, quiet little bays and a range of sandy beaches sprinkle the area, and there are walks to be enjoyed among orange and tangerine groves bordering the beach. The hilltops are fashioned with many old and now largely redundant windmills. A little way inland is Milas, an area known for its carpets and rugs, which are still made using traditional methods. In villages throughout the area you can watch the weavers at work as they intricately create their masterpieces just as their forefathers have done over the centuries. The nearby city of Mugla is the regional capital and has an old quarter with 400 houses, many in the Turkish Ottoman style, but it also has a number of Greek styled buildings. Tumbling down the hillside to the idyllic Aegean Sea is the city of Izmir, sited at the start of a long and narrow gulf. The 25 metre tall beautiful marble clock tower in Konak Square is probably Izmir’s best known landmark, but the city has plenty of interesting sights including an open air museum at the Agora of Smyrna, an ancient castle on the slopes of Kadifekale and the 19th century Basmane Train Station. Izmir is also a very convenient base from which to see ancient Ephesus, Turkey’s most visited archaeological site. The Cappadocia region is a jewel in the crown of world tourism. This unique area has a lunar-like landscape, caused by volcanic eruptions and wind erosion, and an underground world of cities. Past civilisations created an intricate subterranean world of dwellings, churches, water wells and meeting rooms on an overwhelming scale, while on the surface, the so-called fairy chimneys – hundreds of spectacular pillars or minaret style forms – dominate the region.

+90 464 2234444

7938

Dedeman Rize is located in the northeast of Turkey, surrounded by mountains, natural beauty and historic landmarks. Rize is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities located on the Black Sea and is within easy reach of the resort. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel and one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and snack bar. Rize’s natural beauty has so much to offer, with towering pine trees, thundering waterfalls and an abundance of greenery. A natural paradise, it nestles at the foot of the Pontic Alps with views over the ocean and surrounding countryside. Its tea is world famous.

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Shopping, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Ilgaz Mountain Resort Kastamonu

+90 366 2391040

5442

The region in which Ilgaz Mountain Resort is located offers some of the finest skiing to be found in Turkey, and you can also enjoy the spectacular mountain and woodland scenery of Ilgaz National Park. The resort is ideally located for downhill skiing with a ski school also nearby, while in summer you can enjoy easy walks to more strenuous hikes. If you prefer to stay onsite, there is a range of facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room, restaurant and snack bar. The accommodation at this resort comprises studios, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen. All units have telephone, TV, music centre and heating. Other activities in the area include horse riding, shopping trips and sightseeing. Indoor swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant, Snack bar

Petroclub Abantbey Country Club Bolu

+90 374 2252870

3472

Petroclub Abantbey Country Club lies in a beautiful area of mountains, woods and lakes and is popular all year round for its natural beauty and outdoor pursuits such as hiking and skiing. The resort is less than two hours’ drive from the exciting Turkish capital of Istanbul and 90 minutes from Ankara and the Black Sea coast. Onsite there is a restaurant, barbecue, bar and grocery shop. Choose from one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens. Interesting day trip options include Lake Abant, 18km away, where there is fishing and peaceful lakeside promenades, and Bolu, 24km away, where you can relax in thermal baths.

Playground, Restaurant, Bar, Shopping

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Dedeman Istanbul Istanbul

+90 212 3374500

7943

Yalova

+90 226 3550282

3925

Dedeman Istanbul is conveniently situated in the centre of Istanbul, one of the largest cities in the world and a truly cosmopolitan destination. The city is adorned with some of the most beautiful monuments of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. The resort’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, and accommodation comprises hotel, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-4 with no kitchen facilities. You can easily access the city centre from the resort, and as well as having excellent shopping and dining options, cosmopolitan Istanbul hosts a range of international and national conferences, art, music, festivals and exhibitions.

Elmakent Country Club is beautifully located on the beach at the end of the Marmara Sea at Yalova. Onsite facilities include a beach, restaurant, swimming pool and tennis court. Located on the northwest of the country, Yalova is one of the most popular cities in Turkey as well as a major tourist area. From here you can also take the ferry to discover Istanbul, Turkey’s fascinating and colourful capital city. The resort has one and three bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with a partial kitchen. In the area you will find beautiful scenery, beaches, health spas and restaurants, and you can also take a taxi or minibus to Termal, a thermal spa which has been in use since Roman times and is just 12km from Yalova.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Shopping, Sauna, Spa, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant

Uslan Hotel Bursa

+90 224 2852021

4400

Dedeman Ankara Ankara

+90 312 4168800

7873

The Uslan Hotel is located in Uludag in Bursa, in the south Marmara region which is one of the most popular ski centres in Turkey. Uludag translates as ‘sublime mountain’, and as well hosting winter sports, is an ideal summer destination for hiking and enjoying the natural beauty of the area, which is rich with flora and fauna. The resort has a range of onsite facilities including a ski school, downhill skiing, sauna and restaurant. Accommodation comprises hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. The surrounding area offers restaurants, bars, discos and casinos. Further afield you can experience health spas in Bursa, 24km away, and Yalova, about 90km from the resort.

This resort is a hotel property located in the centre of Ankara, which is situated in the middle of the Anatolian plateau and has a rich cultural heritage dating back to prehistoric times. The resort itself is modern though, with a range of onsite facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, restaurant and snack bar. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel rooms and one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. All have air conditioning. Night life and shopping are within walking distance, while nearby must-see attractions include the Mausoleum of Ataturk, the old castle, and the Anatolian Civilization Museum.

Ski school, Entertainment, Sauna, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Shopping, Sauna, Restaurant, Steam room

Dedeman Cappadocia Hotel & Convention Centre Nevsehir

+90 384 2139900

7939

This fascinating resort carries you to a magical world with rare fairy chimneys, prehistoric underground cities and breathtaking panoramic views. With its unique gardens, tasty wine and unforgettable history, Cappadocia is truly the ideal location for a perfect holiday. The resort’s onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna and restaurant, while its accommodation is comprised of hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, with no kitchen facilities. Cappadocia is a mysterious natural museum, with a fascinating lunar landscape of chimneys and strange rock formations chiseled by the hand of nature.

Indoor swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Shopping, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

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Elmakent Country Club

Dedeman Palandöken Erzurum

+90 442 3162414

7940

Dedeman Palandöken is an attractive ski resort rising from the authentic atmosphere of Erzurum, a historic town located in Eastern Anatolia. The mountain, which is covered with snow five months of the year, boasts Turkey’s longest and widest range of ski runs, including one that is over 11km long. The resort’s onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and snack bar, while accommodation is in hotel units sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. The combination of challenging skiing and beautiful mountain views make this an exhilarating ski holiday retreat, while in summer, hikers and lovers of nature and the outdoors will be enchanted.

Indoor swimming pool, Shopping, Sauna, Restaurant, Downhill skiing


Dedeman Diyarbakır Diyarbakir

+90 412 2290000

7874

Astyra Spa & Thermal Resort Balikesir

+90 266 3844400

A830

Dedeman Diyarbakır is a hotel property located next to one of the largest shopping malls in the city of Diyarbakır, which is located in eastern Turkey with many cultural attractions to visit. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, shopping, salon, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-4, with no kitchens. All rooms have air conditioning. The old city of Diyarbakır contains many mosques and churches, as well as some magnificent walls that you can walk around. Gazi Kösk park contains many traditional teahouses where you can relax with a drink with lovely views of the Dicle river below.

Astyra Spa & Thermal Resort is located in Edremit, a district in the city of Balikesir on the west coast of Turkey. The gulf of Edremit is located between the Kaz and Madra Mountains. Edremit and Gure’s thermal resources and natural beauty make them the leading tourist destinations in the area. Accommodation at the resort comprises one bedroom units sleeping 5 with full kitchens and air conditioning, while onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, sauna and Jacuzzi. Shopping and the beach can also be enjoyed nearby. A car is recommended to explore the surrounding area, which includes the ancient cities of Altinoluk, Oren and Gure, as well as the ancient towns of Truva, Assos and Bergama.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Shopping, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Restaurant

TeoSpa Hotel & Suites Izmir

+90 232 7457023

A688

Akay Garden Resort & Suites Izmir

+90 232 7251264

C103

TeoSpa Hotel & Suites is located in natural surroundings overlooking the beautiful Aegean marina of Sigacik, a traditional Turkish fishing village which has a lovely marina and fishing harbour full of traditional cafés and fish restaurants. The resort is also near sandy beaches, making it ideal for those seeking relaxation or activities such as scuba diving, windsurfing and fishing. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and snack bar, and accommodation is made up of one bedroom units sleeping 4-5 with a partial kitchen. The ancient cities of Ephesus and Bergamo are both nearby, as is Teos, which features some fascinating ruins.

Akay Garden Resort lies in an area of natural beauty in Ildir, Cesme, with views of the magnificant landscape of small islands and sea. The beach is within easy walking distance and offers a variety of pursuits including boating and fishing, while onsite there is a restaurant and entertainment for you to enjoy. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, games room, playground, childcare, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment. The hotel, one and three bedroom apartments sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens in the one bedroom apartments only. Accommodation and facilities lie within a modern architectural and decorated holiday village. A car is recommended to explore the area.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Holiday & Leisure Club – Kuşadasi Kusadasi

+90 256 6220577

A689

Pine Bay Holiday Resort Aydin

+90 256 6180406

5276

Holiday & Leisure Club – Kusadasi is conveniently located in Kusadasi, a hugely popular tourist destination with a lovely coastline and marina as well as ancient city walls and historic sites to explore. The resort’s onsite amenities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, waterpark, miniature golf, entertainment and restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments, sleeping 2-6 with a full kitchen. Kusadasi is ideally situated for tourists to explore historic sites, and you can also indulge in an authentic Turkish Bath, or check out Turkish Show Night in Caravanserail. The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse are all within easy reach.

Pine Bay Holiday Resort is located on a unique peninsula in one of the bays around the popular holiday town of Kusadasi on the Aegean Sea. The resort is only 8km from Kusadasi and 15km from the archaeological site of Ephesus and the ancient city of Selcuk. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises hotel and studio units sleeping 2-3 with no kitchens or one and two bedroom units, sleeping 3-6, with partial kitchens. In the area you will find beautiful scenery, numerous bays, fish restaurants, bars, shopping centre and beaches. Kusadasi has a lovely coastline and marina as well as ancient city walls and historic sites.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

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Garden of Sun Hotel Aydin

+90 256 8136403

C205

The Garden of Sun Hotel is set in beautiful lush gardens and has a terrific coastal location at Altinkum, which means ‘The Golden Sand’ near the city of Aydin, on the south coast of Turkey. A glorious sandy beach is close by and you can also visit the centre of Altinkum less than 1km away, where you can enjoy more sandy beaches featuring various watersports, numerous bars and restaurants. The resort offers a choice of hotel and two bedroom units, sleeping 2-4, with no kitchen facilities. You can visit famous sites such as the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, the ancient Ionian city of Miletus or book an organised tour to Lake Bafa. The village of Altinkum is small and quiet making it perfect for families and those seeking a relaxing beach holiday. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Aura Residence Bodrum

+90 252 3193737

Pine Bay Marina Hotel Aydin

+90 256 6181500

Pine Bay Marina is located opposite the marina with fantastic views around the popular town of Kusadasi, on the coast of the Aegean Sea. A swimming pool and restaurant are available onsite, while around Pine Bay Marina you’ll find beautiful scenery, fish restaurants, bars, a shopping centre and beaches. The resort is only 1km from the city of Kusadasi and 20km from the popular archaeological site of Ephesus and ancient city of Selcuk. Accommodation comprises hotel units for 2 with no kitchens and studio units sleeping 2 with partial kitchen facilities. All units have telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning. Half board is mandatory at this resort.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Playground

C318

Aura Residence is located by the sea at Aquariam Bay in the popular holiday destination of Gumbet in Bodrum. Here you can enjoy the resort’s landscape gardens and waterfalls or take a gentle stroll to the beach. The fully air conditioned two and three bedroom units sleep 4-6 and have partial kitchens. Most units also have a balcony to enjoy the views. The resort’s onsite facilities include beach with a variety of watersports, swimming pool, childcare, restaurant and snack bar. Tennis is available nearby and there is a golf course within 10km. The former ancient city of Halikarnassos is surrounded with sites of great historical and cultural interest.

Club Flipper VIP Condominiums Mugla

+90 252 3853333

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Club Mel Holiday Resort

Club Dedeman Bodrum Evleri

180

+90 252 2845405

3565

3213

Club Flipper is located on a privately owned peninsula, bordered by the sea. A wide variety of watersports can be enjoyed including windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing and diving. The resort is ideal for families, with plenty of entertainment for children including daily club activities, evening animation shows and two children’s swimming pools. Hotel and studio units, sleeping 2, do not have kitchen facilities, while one and two bed apartments that sleep 4-6 have partial kitchens. All units provide home comforts and most have large balconies with panoramic sea views. Tours are available from Bodrum to many places of interest, such as ancient tombs and temples, the thermal springs at Pamukkale, or check out a modern Turkish market or traditional carpet making in a nearby village.

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Car rental, Restaurant

Mugla

C233

Mugla

+90 252 3193838

3588

Club Mel Holiday Resort is built in the style of a small village and is close to Mugla town centre, with its famous Turkish bath, mud baths and sulphur springs. The famous Lycian rock tombs are also nearby. The resort’s onsite facilities include lake with a variety of watersports including boating and fishing, swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises studios, one and two bedroom units, sleeping 2-6 with mini or partial kitchens. Lovely views are available from the balcony or terrace. The Dalyan area, comprised of mountainous Eagean coastline, is a peaceful river delta best known for its miles of sandy beaches and range of wildlife including loggerhead sea turtles.

Club Dedeman Bodrum Evleri is situated high on a hill above Bodrum, overlooking the bays of Gumbet and Bitez and has easy access to the beach. This resort is located on the southern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, in a port town with charming whitewashed buildings, palm trees and a picturesque coastline. The resort has attractive one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchens, and most with spectacular views. Bodrum attracts an array of international visitors to explore the history, culture and Mediterranean climate. The medieval Bodrum Castle is a favourite attraction, as is its Museum of Underwater Archeology.

Beach, Swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Basketball, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant


Caria Holiday Resort Mugla

+90 252 2868217

5889

Club Armonia Bodrum Evleri Mugla

+90 252 3822222

6770

Caria Holiday Resort is located in Sarigerme in Mugla, an area famed for beautiful bays and coves, pine clad hills and verdant plains. The city has a lovely old quarter which skirts around Saburhane Square and consists of houses dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. Also worth a visit is Vakıflar Hamam, a Turkish bath that dates back to 1258. The resort is built on a hillside and all units have a sea view. Accommodation comprises one bedroom apartments sleeping 4, with partial kitchens. All have air conditioning, TV and telephone. The resort operates a free shuttle service to and from the beach, and its onsite facilities include a waterpark, swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, tennis, games room, playground, restaurant, snack bar, nightclub and live entertainment.

Club Armonia is located on the Turkish Riviera at Bodrum, with a church that dates back to 1870 situated in the grounds of the resort. Onsite facilities include swimming pools, restaurant, bars, snack bar, café, disco and an amphitheatre. The resort also has a private beach. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens and balconies. Just minutes away is the idyllic Gumusluk Bay, where there are restaurants offering a variety of seafoods. Bodrum Castle and the underwater museum that houses Amphoras and ancient relics are only 26km away. This resort is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Tennis, Mini golf, Basketball, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Viverde Hotel Loryma Mugla

+90 252 4767220

7398

Tatil Borsasi Yat Club Mugla

+90 312 4365940

A844

Enjoy wonderful views from Viverde Hotel Loryma, which is located in Turunc on the Eastern coast of the ancient Loryma Peninsula. The beautiful waters of Turunc are ideal for diving, while the beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine and atmosphere of this lovely area. The resort’s one and two bedroom air conditioned apartments sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens. The bustling town of Marmaris is only 40 minutes by bus or boat, where you will find many restaurants, shops and nightlife. In contrast to this lively tourist town, the visitor can enjoy a quiet, peaceful stroll along the seafront, enjoying a variety of natural beauty and panoramic views of pine covered mountains.

Tatil Borsasi Yat Club offers a marvellous way to explore the South Western coast of Turkey. The catamaran is located at Ece Marina, which has 5 Golden Anchor awards and is about 40km from Dalaman airport. You will embark on a week long cruise aboard a luxury catamaran which has four guest cabins and two for the crew who will look after everything during your trip. Throughout the week you will visit beautiful areas such as Fethiye, Oludeniz and Gocek, and also included is fishing and short discovery walks. This is a mandatory all inclusive holiday and fees will apply. Accommodation is in cabins sleeping 2 people with full bathrooms but no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Fishing, Bar, Film rental

Apollonium CLC Beach & Spa Resort Mugla

+90 252 5640011

C230

TradeWinds Cruise Club – Turkey Sogut Koyu

+90 533 544783

A687

The spectacular beachfront position of Apollonium CLC Beach & Spa Resort on Bozbuk Bay offers a sweeping view across white golden sands and turquoise sea. The resort has an extensive range of onsite facilities including a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, fitness centre, restaurant and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8 with full kitchen facilities. The area boasts many ancient sites and lively seaside towns including Akbuk, which is only 10km from the resort. You can also take a regular boat taxi to Didim where the local market provides an authentic taste of Turkish lifestyle.

TradeWinds Cruise Club offers a fabulous way to explore this part of Turkey. You will embark on a week long cruise aboard one of the club’s luxury cruising Gulets that will take you to places that you would not be able to visit on a land-based holiday. Your captain and chef will guide you round some enchanting and ancient sites. Each day you will sail for an hour or two after breakfast and again after lunch, and there will be options for fishing and other watersports. All three guest cabins sleep 2 people and have private en suite bathrooms.You will embark your luxury Gulet on the Bozburun Peninsula at Orhaniye Bay in southern Turkey. This is an all inclusive holiday and fees will apply.

Beach, Swimming pool, Waterpark, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Spa, Tennis, Sauna, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Beach, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Fishing

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Club Onat Garden Dalaman

+90 242 3241828

Turkiz Apart Hotel Kemer

+90 242 8146710

8782

Club Onat Garden offers many ways to relax against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean. Soak up the sun beside the pool, keep up your workout routine at the onsite gym and later treat yourself to a soothing sauna. Accommodation comprises two bedroom units, sleeping up to 6 with full kitchens and air conditioning. The resort is ideally located for you to visit the nearby city of Octopolis, or explore the Dalaman region, filled with historic castles, bridges, monasteries and ancient mills. Adventure seekers will love rafting on the Dalaman river or spending an afternoon on the hiking trail from Gokbel to Iztuzu.

Turkiz Apart Hotel is located in the centre of Kemer, a seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The resort is within a short walk of the beach, where a variety of watersports are available, including boating, windsurfing and water skiing. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, poolside bar, games room, restaurant and snack bar, and the resort’s one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, with partial kitchens. Many have a balcony where you can enjoy the views. Access to all units is via stairs and reception is open 24 hours. There are many historical sites along this region of the Turkish Riviera, and day trips can be arranged to visit nearby historical sites such as Olympos, Phaselis, Perge, Aspendos and more.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Car rental

Swimming pool, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Hotel Turquoise Side Antalya

+90 242 7569330

3074

Golden Beach Antalya

+90 242 7636600

3471

Hotel Turquoise Side has a unique location very close to the Sorgun pine forest along a sandy beach, on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Amenities and activities include tennis, watersports, a sauna, Turkish hamam, cabaret shows, discos, restaurants and bars. The resort’s apartments are all one bedroom units sleeping 4 with partial kitchens. This resort is only 3km from Side, a lovely coastal resort where modern architecture, chic shops and late night bars stand side by side with the ruins of an ancient city. The city’s old village is perfect for strolling around and window shopping, and you can also visit the historical ruins of Belkis, Perge, Manavgat and Aspendos that are close by.

This resort is next to long stretches of golden sandy beaches and the crystalclear waters of Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. The ancient city of Side is a 15 minute drive away and is worth a visit for its extensive ruins and a remarkable amphitheatre. It also has a range of fascinating shops in the old village, as well as modern amenities in the form of contemporary restaurants and late night bars. Onsite at Golden Beach are two swimming pools, five restaurants, bars, a supermarket, shops and extensive sports facilities. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. Antalya is one of Turkey’s most popular destinations, offering a range of modern holiday attractions alongside ancient sites.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Volleyball, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Naturland Dogal Yasam Beldesi Antalya

182

C647

+90 242 8246214

4188

Club Patara Antalya

+92 428 443920

4833

Naturland Dogal Yasam Beldesi is a unique resort set in the city of Antalya, within 135 acres of pine forest, against the backdrop of majestic mountains and beautiful beaches. From here you can explore the historic town centre of Antalya, which is modern with old world charm. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, horse riding, tennis and watersports. There is an organic farm on site that offers fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese and pastries. Accommodation comprises hotel units with no kitchen facilities, and one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping 3-8 with full kitchens, all with wonderful views. A number of archeological sites and pristine beaches are within easy reach of the resort.

Club Patara is ambitiously styled on a Roman town with beautiful stone arches, and set in a scenic beach location in Antalya where the beaches are backed by mountains and olive trees. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, games room, tennis, childcare facilities, restaurant and snack bar, while the beach offers a range of watersport activities including windsurfing, scuba diving, water skiing and fishing. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchens. Antalya is one of Turkey’s most popular holiday destinations, with a range of activities and attractions including shops, bars and restaurants. It also has a number of historic sites worth visiting.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Horse riding

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Sauna, Games room, Fishing


Simena Villas Antalya

4947

+90 242 8246363

Dedeman Antalya Hotel & Convention Centre Antalya

+90 242 3109999

6968

Simena Villas is located in one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations, Antalya. In the local area you will find restaurants, bars and nightclubs, as well as a shopping centre, beach, cinema, marina, horse ranch, museum and ancient ruins. The resort is set amid colourful tropical flowers, palm, orange and lemon trees, with hotel units sleeping 2-4 with no kitchen, and two and four bedroom units sleeping 6-8, with full kitchens. The resort is a short walk from the beach, where a variety of watersports are available, including windsurfing and water skiing. Simena Villas’ extensive range of onsite facilities includes swimming pool, poolside bar, spa, steam room, tennis, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment.

This resort is within easy reach of Antalya’s Lara beach and the city centre. The city is a thriving seaside resort that combines lush green landscapes with the clear water of the Mediterranean and makes for a lovely holiday destination all year round. Watersports, an aqua park, entertainment, restaurants and shopping are available close by. The resort’s accommodation takes the form of studio, one and two bedroom units, sleeping 2-5, with no kitchens. Cultural and historical sites worth visiting include an attractive harbour, the Yivli Minaret, archaeological museum, the Pamphylian city of Perge and the Taurus mountains providing breathtaking views.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Fitness centre, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Indoor swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Dedeman Park Antalya Antalya

7942

+90 242 3160104

Sonmez Falezyum Residence Antalya

+90 242 3540456

C640

Dedeman Park Antalya is conveniently located in the city centre with stunning views of the sea, Lara beach and the Toros Mountains. Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of south western Turkey and is one of the world’s most visited and attractive holiday resorts, with endless beaches, vast orange groves and the abundant green of the Taurus Mountains stretching down to the sea. Accommodation at the resort is comprised of hotel units sleeping 2-4 with no kitchens, and onsite facilities include indoor swimming pool, sauna, tennis, restaurant and snack bar. The beach is nearby where you can enjoy a range of watersports including windsurfing and scuba diving.

Sonmez Falezyum Residence is a perfect holiday choice for those who wish to experience traditional Turkish hospitality. It is located only 8km from the popular city of Antalya, where you can enjoy shops, restaurants, festivals and much more, and the lovely beaches here are perfect for families. Most are sandy and slope gently into the turquoise sea, and there are stunning cliffs to enjoy too. The resort’s spacious units are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the advantages of self catering. There are one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens. For those who wish to enjoy the sun, Lara beach is only 3km away. The location also gives you the opportunity to explore and discover historical and cultural sites.

Restaurant, Snack bar, Sauna, Tennis

Swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Car rental, Steam room

Kamelya World Vacation Club Colakli Manavgati

+90 242 7636680

C324

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE Kamelya World Vacation Club is situated on the beach 65km from the well-known city of Antalya and 8km from Side. Onsite facilities include a waterpark, swimming pool, beach and a choice of nine restaurants for you to dine and try local or international cuisine. Accommodation comprises attractively decorated hotel, one and two bedroom apartments, sleeping 2-8, some with a private Jacuzzi. Wifi is available at this resort. If you are a watersports enthusiast you will be spoilt for choice as there are a range of facilities onsite and nearby, while history lovers will enjoy the ancient ruins at Side and the surrounding area. The coastal city is also home to modern architecture and amenities including shops, bars and restaurants. Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Water skiing, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

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50

100 Km

SYRIA Tiberias Queen Alia Ben Gurion Jerusalem Dead Sea

JORDAN

ISRAEL

Eilat / Red Sea

Israel With a mass of architectural and natural wonders, the fascinating and ancient land of Israel is almost as old as time itself, and this diminutive country makes a huge impression on all who visit. Despite its small size, this biblical land is home to such geographical wonders as the Negev Desert, Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, Jordan Rift Valley and the Dead Sea. Historic Jerusalem is the gathering place of three great religions – Judaism, Islam and Christianity – and its buildings and monuments reflect this. In this one city it’s possible to witness many iconic sights from the Wailing Wall to the Dome of the Rock, Temple Mount to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Jerusalem puts history beneath every step you take. You can walk the Via Dolorosa, claimed to be the route Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion. Resting gently on the Red Sea beside the Negev Desert and bordering Jordan, Eilat lies at the very southern tip of Israel. With the warm waters of the Gulf of Aqaba, reefs and colourful marine life, it is a prime location for learning to scuba dive. At the Dolphin Reef you can swim with dolphins who visit each day before leaving again to roam the Red Sea.

Sited on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the city of Tiberias is highly regarded for its hot springs and curative treatments. The Dead Sea meanwhile is famed as the lowest place on the face of the earth and is a natural health spa – its therapeutic mud treatments are coveted by people all over the world. Main picture: Boats in the marina at Eilat. Below, left to right: Stunning views of the Roman Crater in Negev Desert; the verdant countryside of northern Israel; Jerusalem’s famous Wailing Wall; relaxing in the Dead Sea


Club Hotel Tiberias Tiberias

+972 4-6728000

5985

Leonardo Inn Jerusalem Jerusalem

+972 2-6558888

1517

Located in a quiet area on the side of a hill leading down to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, this resort offers a peaceful holiday retreat but within walking distance of the restaurants, bars and discos of Tiberias town centre. Nearby you’ll also find a selection of watersports and organised activities such as horse riding, hiking and jeep safaris. The area is also renowned for religious tourism and pilgrimages. Onsite facilities at Club Hotel Tiberias include swimming pool, sauna, tennis, restaurant and live entertainment, and accommodation is a mix of hotel suites, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens. Each unit has spectacular views from Lake Kineret to the Golan Heights.

Only five minutes from the old city of Jerusalem, Moriah Gardens Jerusalem stands close to the government buildings, with all the many historic and religious attractions of the city within easy reach. Some of the many attractions worth visiting include the Western (Wailing) Wall, Hezekiah’s Tunnels and Israel Museum. This modern four star hotel resort offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a health club including sauna. There are also restaurants, cocktail bars, coffee shops and other stores onsite. Accommodation takes the form of hotel rooms, studio and one bedroom apartments that sleep 2-4 guests. The studio and one bedroom units have partial kitchens but hotel rooms do not.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Car rental, Games room

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Royal Plaza/Lev Yerushalaym Jerusalem

+972 2-5300333

3085

Jerusalem Gold Jerusalem

+972 2-5013333

3900

The Royal Plaza/Lev Yerushalaym is part of a new complex in the heart of the fascinating and historic city of Jerusalem, within walking distance of most of the major tourist attractions such as the Israel Museum, Western (Wailing) Wall, Hezekiah’s Tunnels, The Citadel and Tisch Family Zoological Gardens. As well as taking in the city’s sights, shops and restaurants, you can also book a full range of escorted tours throughout Israel at the hotel’s reception. This friendly resort’s accommodation is comprised of hotel, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-8, all with partial kitchen facilities. Other attractions nearby include games room, salon, nightclub and live entertainment.

Quiet European elegance and comfort meet at Jerusalem Gold to create a hidden sanctuary amid the overwhelming blaze of history, diversity and faith that is Jerusalem. Located in front of the Congress Centre near the city centre, it offers instant access to this wonderful city and its many religious and historical sights. The Citadel, Western (Wailing) Wall, Israel Museum, Hezekiah’s Tunnels, and Garden of Gethsemane are among the many places worth seeing, and there are countless shopping and dining options. The resort has its own restaurants, and there is a shopping and business centre nearby. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one bedroom units sleeping up to 4, with no kitchens.

Car rental, Laundry facilities

Restaurant, Snack bar, Parking

Nirvana on the Dead Sea Resort Dead Sea

+972 8-6689444

4895

Marina Club Hotel Eilat Eilat

+972 8-6334191

3138

Nirvana literally awaits you at Nirvana on the Dead Sea, which is one of the most luxurious hotel resorts in the Dead Sea area at about 400 metres below sea level, the lowest place on the earth, and a natural health spa. The fresh air and unique sea waters in the region are thought to help cure a variety of diseases, and you can’t fail to truly unwind in such a relaxing environment. There are plenty of local attractions to keep you entertained, and the resort, which is right by the beach, has a number of onsite facilities including swimming pool, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, many with partial kitchen facilities.

Marina Club Hotel Eilat is located on a private marina within walking distance of the beach in the year round holiday town of Eilat, where a colourful underwater world and coral reef is just one of the many visitor attractions. Here you can explore the waters in a submarine or glass bottomed boat, or ride a camel or horse in the desert. The hub of the town’s nightlife is within a few minutes’ walk, while the hotel has its own private beach club and a supervised nursery and children’s entertainment. Onsite amenities also include a swimming pool, games room, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

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Leonardo Plaza Eilat Eilat

+972 8-6361111

3241

Club in Eilat Eilat

+972 8-6385555

3488

The exciting, modern Leonardo Plaza Eilat is idyllically located on the beach in Eilat, where the excellent climate, fabulous coral reefs teeming with colourful underwater life, extensive watersports facilities and the natural beauty of the surrounding desert all combine to create a fabulous holiday destination. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, children’s mini club, soundproofed disco, 24 hour room service and a games room. Accommodation is in hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchen facilities but there are three restaurants onsite. There is a daily maid service and free beach towels are also supplied.

Club in Eilat is set in pleasant green gardens on the very edge of the barren, rocky desert and just a short walk from its own private beach on the shores of the warm Red Sea. Here you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of a village resort while having access to the hustle, bustle and nightlife of Eilat town, which is about 6.5km away. Onsite facilities include a large swimming pool with snack bar, children’s play areas with a supervised club, archery, tennis, volleyball and daily activity programme. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurants

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Club Hotel Eilat Eilat

+972 8-6361666

3564

Club La Costa Yacht Club Red Sea Red Sea

+349-52666639

C123

Club Hotel Eilat is the perfect holiday destination, with landscaped gardens, spacious accommodation, a range of amenities and a convenient location to enjoy the beach and attractions of this tourist hot spot. Eilat is famed for its calm waters, coral reef and underwater sea life, and also has an array of shops, bars and restaurants. The resort’s extensive onsite facilities including large swimming pool and separate children’s pool, full service spa, hot tub and sauna, tennis court, fitness centre, bar, café, grocery and daily live entertainment. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all equipped with a partial kitchen.

Club La Costa Yacht Club catamarans are sleek custom fitted yachts that combine performance with comfort in equal measure. Built by Fountaine-Pijot, one of the world’s most prestigious boat builders with over 30 years’ experience, the fully crewed yachts are a luxurious as well as exciting experience. On board there is equipment for almost all watersports including scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, deep sea fishing, sea kayaking and more. All cabins sleep 2 people and have ensuite bathrooms and are fully air conditioned, while the saloons include a dining area for 10 and a lounge area equipped with a plasma screen and DVD player.

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Air conditioning, TV, DVD

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Lebanon Combining a fascinating history and culture with genuinely welcoming people, Lebanon is arguably the most charismatic country in the Middle East.

Pictured above: The ruins of Juniper Temple in Baalbeck. Below, left to right: Imposing mountains overlook the town of Bcharre; peaceful harbour in Byblos; a traditional dish of falafel; the city of Beirut stands on limestone cliffs

It is a rich mosaic of diverse geography that merges the uniqueness of the Eastern and Western worlds. In Lebanon you can enjoy year round holidays with a wealth of historical, cultural and religious sites, wonderful shopping, abundant sports and beautiful natural scenery. It has an expansive sunny coastline and two snow topped mountain ranges, so you can even ski in the morning and spend the afternoon on the beach. Beirut, sitting on the Mediterranean coast, is a very cosmopolitan capital. Its distinctive ancient architecture sits next to modern buildings and is best appreciated on foot. The city has a longstanding relaxed cafĂŠ culture and vibrant nightlife.

One of the must-see attractions is Jeita Grotto, a compound of crystallised caves north of the capital city, where vaults the size of cathedrals are filled with stalactites, stalagmites and incredible rock formations in a dizzying array of shapes and colours. The El Metn area just north of Beirut is a great skiing destination, sited at the top of the Chalemar Hills with magnificent views across the valley to nearby towns. Located in the heart of Mount Lebanon, Hammana oozes charm with a mix of village tranquillity, Lebanese generosity and a varied nightlife. Ehden sits a heady 1,450 metres above sea level overlooking coastal towns and

villages. It is a renowned summer destination with wonderful places to eat. Batroun is a historic city on the Mediterranean shore, with a city centre containing a range of restaurants, cafĂŠs, bars and nightclubs.

SYRIA

LEBANON

Ehden

Batroun Beirut

El Metn Hammana

Beirut 0

ISRAEL

50

100 Km


Ehden Country Club Ehden

+961 6-560651/2

6067

Batroun Village Club Batroun

+961 6-744333

6222

Located at the top of El Meten mountain with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and mountains, Ehden Country Club is a year round resort offering delightful scenery and walking options in the summer, and skiing and winter sports in Lebanon’s main ski area in winter. The area is home to a range of old churches and monasteries, as well as Ehden Natural Reserve and beautiful cedar woods. There’s also an array of onsite facilities to keep you active or as relaxed as you want to be, including swimming pool, tennis, squash, sauna, games room, restaurant, bar and live entertainment. The resort’s accommodation ranges from hotel rooms to three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Batroun Village Club is located in the beautiful and peaceful Batroun Hills on the edge of the Mediterranean, some 35 minutes’ drive north of Beirut. The old city of Batroun is an easy place to walk round, with plenty of restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs to choose from. The resort is the ideal place to truly escape, with a wide range of facilities including outdoor swimming pool, heated pool, squash court, tennis court, basketball and volleyball, sauna, whirlpool, health club, Turkish baths, billiards, horse riding, games room and restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of hotel and studio units sleeping 2 and one and two bedroom bungalows sleeping 4-6. All have partial kitchens except the hotel rooms.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Horse riding, Games room

Mena House Club

Elysée Résidence Suites

El Metn

+961 3-234460

4081

Beirut

+961 1-744850

Set in a stunning location on top of Chalemar Hills-Baabdat and surrounded by breathtaking views of pine tree covered mountains, Mena House Club is a wonderful holiday retreat as well as a great base to explore the area. The resort is only 8km from Beirut, where you can enjoy winter skiing in the mountains, and 34km from a beach area for the summer months. There are facilities for horse riding within 5km, and a casino and live entertainment around 20km away. Facilities surrounding the resort’s seven circular buildings include outdoor swimming pool, sauna and bar, and there are two restaurants nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with full kitchen facilities.

Elysée Résidence Suites is located in the middle of El Hamra, a busy street in the heart of Beirut that gives fantastic access to the city’s varied attractions and amenities. From this unique location you can enjoy shopping, dining at Beirut’s fascinating restaurants in El Hamra and El Solidair, explore the city or relax in one of its many beaches located at Raouché, which is very close to the resort. In winter you can also take a trip into the mountains to ski. The resort’s onsite facilities include restaurant, bar, sauna and gym, while accommodation is in comfortable hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Car rental

Sauna, Restaurant

Pineland Resort and Country Club Hammana

+961 5-380000

6325

ENJOY BEING PART OF THE RCI COMMUNITY Secluded from Lebanon’s big cities and surrounded by pine trees, Pineland Resort and Country Club is located next to the beautiful Hammana Valley, which is surrounded by pine trees. The resort is approximately 24km from Beirut and is a lovely place to relax and take in the views, as well as enjoy the extensive onsite facilities that include a snack bar, shopping area, live entertainment, games room, health club, horse riding, tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Accommodation is a mix of hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 people, all with partial kitchens. The exciting and historic city of Beirut makes for a great day out. Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Tennis, Horse riding, Games room, Car rental

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ISRAEL Amman

JORDAN

Jordan The fiery sun blazing across the bright blue sky is the blaze of jewel colours that tells visitors they’ve arrived in Jordan.

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The pulsating capital city of Amman counts among its treasures a Roman amphitheatre built almost 2,000 years ago, while the Jordan Archeological Museum hosts an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Amman also has an established culinary reputation courtesy of a plethora of excellent international restaurants and fine dining. From the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash in the north with its colonnade streets, to the Dead Sea, the Crusader fortress of Kerak, the red rose city of Petra, and the deserts of Wadi Rum right down to the southern port of Aqaba with its coral reefs and marine life, Jordan promises an adventure of discovery and excitement.

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Pictured clockwise from left: The Siq, a narrow canyon that serves as the entrance to the hidden city of Petra; aerial view of the port of Aqaba; the hot springs and waterfalls of Hammamat Ma’in have biblical connections

Star Plaza Hotel

Here in the heart of the Middle East, the country’s remarkable landscape of rugged mountains, arid desert, fertile valleys and plains make for unforgettable scenery.

SAUDI AR ABIA

Amman

+962 6-5607114

A094

Located in the exciting capital city of Amman, this resort is the ideal place to really experience Jordan. The rapidly growing city is home to a variety of attractions, from shopping and dining to discovering its fascinating history by visiting sites such as the Temple of Hercules on Citadel Hill. The city encompasses 19 hills in total, so a new vantage point to view its impressive skyline is never far away. The resort’s onsite facilities include restaurant and snack bar, medical facilities, car rental and beauty salon. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Restaurant, Snack bar, Car rental, Beauty salon

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Dubai 0

100

200 Km

Fujairah

Abu Dhabi

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

United Arab Emirates

OMAN

SAUDI ARABIA

The United Arab Emirates, or UAE, has everything you need for an extraordinary holiday in the midst of a culturally intriguing destination. The UAE consists of seven Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Fujairah and Ras al-Khaimah.

opportunities to see a range of birds including heron, flamingos, terns, plover and cormorants.

Dubai is a shining, modern city with all the attractions you could wish for – from sun, sea and sand to designer shops, first class restaurants and skiing in the desert. The recently built Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and an architectural masterpiece not to be missed.

The abandoned town of Jazirat al-Hamra in Ras al-Khaimah is a crumbling but authentic slice of local history. Beautiful Fujairah is the only Emirate with a coastline on the Gulf of Oman where water skiing, windsurfing and diving are the order of the day.

Along the Persian Gulf, Ajman is the smallest of the Emirates with long white beaches, while neighbour Sharjah is a wonderful place to go dune bashing across an endless ocean of sand.

Fujairah is also a great place for boating trips, whether that involves a fishing expedition or visiting one of the many islands that lie in the Gulf of Oman. Pictured left to right: The stunning Burj Al Arab is set on an island overlooking the heart of Dubai; camels on Jumeirah beach in Dubai

For birdwatchers, Umm al-Quwain has exceptional viewing

HM Vacation Club @ Dubai Creek Dubai

190

+971 2 499 0499

C323

Emirates Springs Hotel Apartments Fujairah

+971 9-2229468

5277

The HM Vacation Club @ Dubai Creek (Copthorne Hotel) overlooking the picturesque Dubai Creek, is ideally located on Port Saeed, Deira, just five minutes’ walk from Deira City Centre, a famous shopping and entertainment complex. Resort facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant, sauna and Jacuzzi, and childcare services are available. Accommodation comprises hotel units with no kitchens or one, two or four bedroom units with partial or full kitchens. The Dubai Creek golf course is less than 1.5km away and other attractions such as the Dubai Museum, Wonderland Family Fun Park and the Aquaventure Dubai Water Park are all within a short drive.

This resort is in the city of Fujairah, a location that stands out from the surrounding desert, rising on a mountain plateau and set along the Gulf of Oman’s picturesque coast. Here you can enjoy watersports along with fishing and boat cruising, explore charming desert towns and historic villages or relax on breathtaking beaches. The Emirates Springs Hotel Apartments boasts a swimming pool, restaurant and Sheesha terrace on the roof, offering panoramic views of the city and ocean, and everything is an easy walk from the fabulous beach and marina. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Restaurant, Sauna, Childcare

Swimming pool, Car rental, Sauna, Restaurant


Saudi Arabia The sands of time have stood still in some respects in Saudi Arabia, but in others they have shifted to shape a vibrant, modern country, conjuring up all the mystique of the Middle East.

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The history of the Middle East is a story told in Jeddah’s old town or Al-Balad. Among the warren of winding streets are numerous souks and ancient houses built of coral. There is great diving in the Red Sea on Saudi’s western coast where the coral reefs create some of the most spectacular and unspoilt marine habitats in the world.

250 500 Km

SAUDI ARABIA Jeddah Mecca

Saudi Arabia is a huge country and an oasis of experiences. One of these is the chance to see The Empty Quarter, the largest sea of sand in the world – bigger than France, Belgium and Holland combined. If you’re lucky you may even see the beautiful Arabian oryx there. The revered city of Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the holiest place on earth for Muslims. The city is currently undergoing significant development including the construction of the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower – the biggest clock, and at 200 metres the tallest clock tower in the world. You can get a fantastic overview, especially at night, from Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light). Meanwhile Madain Saleh, the twin city of Jordan’s Petra, was carved by the same ancient race of people as Petra, and is one of the country’s most outstanding sites.

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Riyadh

YEMEN

Zamzam Grand Suites, Mekkah Mecca

+966 25715555

C391

Zamzam Grand Suites is located in Mecca in western Saudi Arabia, a religious place of worship and revered place of pilgrimage for Muslims from all over the world. The elegant resort’s onsite facilities include shops, restaurant and medical facilities. The property is comprised of studio and two bedroom residential suites sleeping 2-6, all elegantly designed and having TV, telephone, air conditioning and partial kitchens. Facilities also include a customised audio system that transmits Azan and prayers from the Holy Mosque direct to the residential suites. Mecca has very strict visa requirements and visitors are strongly advised to check before making travel plans.

Pictured top to bottom: Mosque by the Red Sea; the Ka’aba, or cube, is an ancient stone structure at Mecca; diver and butterfly fish in the Red Sea

Restaurant, Laundry services, Shopping, ATM/Banking

191


Egypt Since the days of the Pharaohs, Egypt has been enthralling the world and it continues to mesmerise visitors to this day. To the wonders of the pyramids, Sphinx and the mighty River Nile, we can add fabulous resorts like Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Sharm el-Sheikh’s sensational climate welcomes holidaymakers all year round. Located on the Gulf of Aqaba, the warm waters and colourful coral reefs, together with vivid shoals of tropical fish, turtles and dolphins, are a haven for snorkellers and scuba divers. After a day on the golden beaches and bathing in its aquamarine waters, enjoy a delicious meal. Sharm el-Sheikh has a huge selection of restaurants, bars and clubs in which to let your hair down. Sandwiched between the desert and the clear waters of the Red Sea, Hurghada combines beach side relaxation with the

adventures of the Sahara Desert. Palm fringed beaches bask in year round sunshine, and the best time to visit is between April and June, and October and November. Offshore, Hurghada is a prime location in which to enjoy the Red Sea’s magnificent marine world – it is one of the world’s best diving spots.

Any visit to Egypt should take in the capital Cairo and remarkable Luxor. Cairo is home to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx – ancient monuments that are a testament to Egypt’s forefathers. Despite being familiar from books and history lessons, seeing the real thing is still an incredible experience.

As day turns to night, don’t miss the chance to catch an incredible sunset over the mountains behind Hurghada – it’s the perfect way to end the day. The town’s colourful bazaar is full of character and haggling for bargains, with everything from gold to brassware, is the order of the day.

Luxor has the best preserved archaeological sites in the country and has been called the world’s greatest open air museum. It holds the ruins of the temples at Karnak and Luxor and also the tombs of Egypt’s aristocracy in the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and Tombs of the Nobles.

Pictured clockwise from bottom left: the fantastic Abu Simbel Temple in Nubia, southern Egypt; the Saladin Citadel in Cairo; camel safari in the Sahara Desert; feluccas sailing on the Nile. Opposite page, inset: St Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Desert

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Isis Island Aswan

Marsa Matrouh

Aswan Fayed

Cairo

+20 2-097-2317400

3843

Suez

Giza South Sinai

Sharm el-Sheikh Hurghada

EGYPT

Red Sea Coast

Aswan

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This Sunny Five Stars resort is situated on a green island in the River Nile in the centre of Aswan where incredible Pharonic temples and monuments are located. The island is surrounded by beautiful gardens with breathtaking panoramic views of sandy mountains, clear blue skies, lush greenery and the Nile itself. A unique holiday experience, Isis Island Aswan’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, mini golf and various sports, or you can take a boat and go sailing on the Nile. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 and three bedroom villas sleeping 8 with private swimming pools. There are no kitchen facilities, but there is a restaurant and snack bar onsite. Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Restaurant, Entertainment, Sauna, Golf, Tennis

250 Km

El Wadi Resort Governate Suez

+20 2-27360147

6230

SUDAN

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Located on a beautiful sandy beach on the shores of the Red Sea at Al Ain Alsokhna, El Wadi Resort enjoys a lovely position and excellent year round climate, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the coast and numerous water activities such as surfing and boating. The resort itself offers a variety of watersports onsite, as well as facilities including swimming pool, restaurant and playground area. Activities available nearby also include golf, tennis and live entertainment, and you can also enjoy boating and scuba diving just 10km away. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, with partial kitchen facilities. Beach, Swimming pool, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Horse riding, Games room

Moon Beach Club South Sinai

+20 69-3401501-2

2175

• Venture to the Sinai Desert to discover St Catherine’s Monastery, where it’s claimed Moses received the Ten Commandments. • Witness a traditional Bedouin camp and ride a camel on a desert safari into the Sahara, close to Hurghada. • Enjoy a break from the beach by taking a plane or coach trip to Cairo to see the pyramids, Sphinx and River Nile.

Located on the shores of the Red Sea in South Sinai, Moon Beach Club offers a holiday as exotic as its name. The clear waters of the Red Sea offer a wide range of watersport options, as well as the chance to simply relax in the sun. The resort is also a good base to explore the area, such as the fascinating desert, which contains a range of ancient buildings and relics including a 6th century church that claims to be on the site of the burning bush where God appeared to Moses. Onsite facilities include a bar, restaurant, lounge and tennis court. Other activities you can enjoy include camel riding. All the resort’s units are one and two bedroom bungalows sleeping 4-6, simply furnished and with partial kitchens.

Beach, Windsurfing, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Restaurant

193


Royal Beach Resort South Sinai

+20 69-3400101-8

3075

Domina Coral Bay Resort & Casino South Sinai

+20 69-360161

3239

Perfectly sited on a magnificent private sandy beach on the shores of the Red Sea, the Royal Beach Resort is the perfect holiday getaway. You can enjoy a wide range of facilities onsite or use the resort as a convenient base to explore further afield, taking in the fascinating and historical sights found in north and south Egypt including the world famous Sinai Desert, which contains numerous ancient buildings, many of which have religious significance. The resort offers a wide choice of amenities including restaurants, horse riding, billiards, swimming pools and watersports, and all of its apartments have outstanding panoramic sea views. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchens.

Part of a large tourist complex beside a private bay over 1.5km wide, this resort is ideally located around 11km north of Sharm el-Sheikh. Snorkellers and divers will love the waters here, including the Ras Mohamed Marine Nature Park, which is a protected area containing vibrant coral reefs and more than 1,000 marine species. Various excursions are also available including desert trips by jeep or camel, dinner with Beduins or a visit to Mount Sinai. Onsite facilities include three swimming pools close to the coral reef, salt lake children’s pool, three restaurants, a pizzeria and a snack bar by the pool. Accommodation is in hotel suites sleeping up to 8, mostly with no kitchens but four bedroom units have partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Water skiing, Horse riding, Games room

Beach, Lake, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Casino, Bowling alley, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room

Shores Amphoras Resort

Regina Nuweibaa

South Sinai

+20 69-3661815

4127

South Sinai

+20 69-3520633

5441

Spread over a vast area and perfectly positioned on a beautiful wide private beach with crystal clear waters, Shores Amphoras Resort is an idyllic spot with beautifully landscaped gardens, lagoons and waterways set against the backdrop of the Sinai Mountains. Perfectly located to enjoy the nightlife, tourist attractions and watersport activities of Sharm el-Sheikh, the resort also boasts six swimming pools, tennis, squash, a full spa and its own restaurant. There are also children’s activities and plenty of Egyptian style entertainment and nightlife such as belly dancing. The resort’s well appointed one and two bedroom suites sleep 4-6, and all have partial kitchens.

Regina Nuweibaa is located on the beautiful coast of the Red Sea, a fabulous place for relaxing and enjoying the coral reefs, colourful fish and underwater life. Explore the area up to Taba and back to Dahab, then dive or snorkel at The Blue Hall, one of the area’s most famous sites. Dahab itself was once a fishing village but is now considered one of the world’s top diving destinations, and is also popular with windsurfers. You can also enjoy camel, horse, jeep and quad biking trips here. The resort’s onsite facilities include a large swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar and a disco, and there is a grocery store within walking distance. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units that sleep 2 with no kitchens, and one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, and have partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, ATM

Royal Paradise Resort South Sinai

+20 69-3663614

C641

Sanafir Vacation Club Sharm El Sheikh

+20 69-3600197

2823

Royal Paradise Resort is located on Um el Seid Cliff, and enjoys panoramic views over the Red Sea from its own beautiful beach. While in Royal Paradise you have access to all of the breathtaking historic and cultural sights surrounding Sharm elSheikh and further afield. You can enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, boating, fishing, and also vibrant nightlife with many discos, cafés and a casino. You can also enjoy shopping and dining out in the shopping mall nearby. Land-based activities include excursions by camel and horse, as well as jeep and quad bike trips. Accommodation comprises hotel units sleeping 2 and one bedroom units sleeping 4, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Sanafir Vacation Club is located in the heart of Naama Bay in Sharm el-Sheikh, the world famous diving area of the Red Sea. Here the coral and marine life entice divers into warm waters year round and guests can have diving tuition onsite. Other watersports available nearby include boating, windsurfing and water skiing, and there is also a golf course for those who prefer to stay on dry land. There are excursions to archaeological sites, sea cruises and camel safaris all nearby, and the resort offers plenty of onsite facilities too, including swimming pool, four restaurants, a games room, disco and roof garden bar. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, all of which have partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

194


Pyramisa Sharm El-Sheikh Resort Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 69-3601092-3

4405

Naama Bay Resort Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 20-1227434252

6397

Pyramisa Sharm El-Sheikh is a large resort situated in a unique location on Sharks’ Bay, a private bay with a view of Tiran Island, which some theologists think is the location of the parting of the Red Sea. Egypt is filled with such fascinating stories and a hugely colourful history, but there are plenty of modern facilities too. The resort gives easy access to Sharm el-Sheikh, where you can swim among the coral reefs, an area rich in rare and colourful fish. There are also various excursions to the desert for camel or jeep safaris. The resort has a range of onsite facilities including swimming pool, fitness centre and a selection of watersports. Accommodation comprises hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchens, and one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8.

This resort enjoys the perfect location for a holiday at lively Naama Bay, with a hilltop setting offering views overlooking the bay, beach and shopping area, all of which are within easy walking distance. As well as a number of diving sites, you can make the most of the lovely waters by snorkelling among colourful fish or viewing the underwater life from a glass bottom boat or submarine. Back at the resort there is a swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and restaurant onsite, with accommodation comprising a mix of hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchens, and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchen facilities. Sharm elSheikh offers a wide variety of holiday activities and pursuits, and you can also get a taste of historic Egypt by taking an excursion into the Sinai Desert or to Cairo.

Beach, Swimming pools, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental, Fitness centre, Restaurant

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort

Logaina Resort

Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 69-3603040/58

7436

Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 69-3601162

7464

Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort is located by the mountainside, and guests are entitled to free access to the beach in Hilton Fayrouz a short distance away. Magnificent coral reefs and colourful marine life make water based activities the main attraction here, but the area also offers a variety of shopping and dining options, as well as the chance to take excursions to explore more of the exciting and historic country of Egypt. The resort’s extensive onsite facilities include nine outdoor pools, three restaurants and shopping malls, and accommodation is made up of hotel rooms sleeping 2 with no kitchens, and one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Logaina Resort at Shark Bay is an ideal base from which to explore the famous tourist destination of Sharm el-Sheikh, where you can enjoy multiple water based activities including diving, snorkelling, boating or viewing the fabulous coral reefs from a glass bottom boat. There is a marina diving centre, boating and safari trips near the resort, which itself has a number of onsite facilities including swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar next to the pool. The resort offers studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, all with partial kitchen facilities. Sharm elSheikh has a wide variety of tourist attractions including a great selection of shops, restaurants and bars.

Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Entertainment, Fitness Centre, Casino, Games room, Waterpark, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Games room

Al Diwan Resort Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 2-37429300

7792

Located in the tourist hot spot of Sharm el-Sheikh with an array of water activities nearby, Al Diwan Resort at Shark Bay is ideal for an exciting or relaxing holiday. From here you can head for the nearby beach (with free shuttle bus service available) and sea for diving, snorkelling or boat trips, or enjoy the desert and surrounding mountains by safari trips and camel riding. There is a restaurant and bar next to the resort’s onsite two swimming pools, and shopping malls and bazaar areas a few kilometres away. Accommodation is in hotel rooms sleeping 2 with no kitchens, and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchen facilities. Swimming pool, Entertainment, Health club, Bazaar, Supermarket, Free shuttle bus

Coral Hills Resort Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 69-3665807

7793

Located on the top of Om El Seed Hill at Sharm el-Sheikh, Coral Hills Resort is a relaxing resort in a beautiful destination famed for its warm water beaches, coral reefs and colourful fish. Near the resort you can also enjoy a desert safari, boating and discos, while the main shopping area and live entertainment are about 1.5km away. Coral Hills has a wide range of onsite facilities including swimming pools, sauna, restaurants, bars, shops, bazaars and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, most with partial kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

195


Viking Club Sharm el-Sheikh

+20 69-3603961

C234

Set in Sharm el-Sheikh within walking distance of the Naama Bay promenade, Viking Club is perfectly located to make the most of this popular tourist area, with easy access to cafés, shopping malls, bazaars, restaurants, bars, nightlife and casinos. You can also enjoy the coral reefs and marine life of the Red Sea by diving, snorkelling or taking a trip on a glass bottom boat. There are many other activities available, or you can take an excursion to discover some of the fabulous ancient attractions of Egypt including the River Nile, pyramids and Great Sphinx. Alternatively, you can stay onsite and enjoy the resort’s two swimming pools, restaurant and bars. The resort offers studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial kitchen facilities.

Hurghada

+20 65-3442273

Red Sea

+20 65-3547791

2420

Mirette Touristic Village is wonderfully situated on the shores of the Red Sea, famed for its coral reefs and clear, warm waters that provide fantastic opportunities for snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and many other watersports. Nearby Hurghada offers a wide variety of tourist attractions with an array of shops, restaurants and bars, while the resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pools, health club, restaurant, live entertainment, shops and a games room. The resort’s air conditioned one, two and three bedroom units sleep 4-8 and are equipped with partial kitchens. Reception staff are able to make tour bookings for guests to places of interest such as Luxor, which is around four hours’ drive away. Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Fitness centre, Squash, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Sauna, Games room

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Poolside bar

Regina Beach

Mirette Touristic Village

2392

Sindbad Beach Club Hurghada

+20 65-3443261

2594

This lovely Egyptian resort is located in Hurghada on the shores of the Red Sea, an area famous for its coral and clear, warm waters. As well as being wonderful for swimming, snorkelling, diving and bathing, the sea here is reputed to help cure rheumatism and arthritis. The resort will provide plenty of relaxation too, with onsite facilities that include two swimming pools, three restaurants, disco, snack bar, marina, shopping arcade, diving centre offering scuba diving, snorkelling and a wide range of watersports. There is also a health club, tennis court, two squash courts, beach volleyball and billiards. Its accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 and have partial kitchens.

Sindbad Beach Club offers a beautiful beachfront location in Hurghada with spectacular views of the Red Sea, famous for its beautiful coral and tropical marine life. As well as providing easy access to the varied tourist attractions of Hurghada, the resort also offers trips around the coral reef in a submarine to enable guests to marvel at the exotic colours of the corals and fish. The resort’s onsite amenities include a restaurant, bar, large outdoor swimming pool with waterslide and a disco, and accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens.

Beach, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Squash, Entertainment, Shopping, Boating, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Boating, Fitness centre, Fishing, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

Lillyland Beach Club Hurghada

+20 65-3460001

3240

The Princess Holiday Club Hurghada

+20 65-3465000 /1

3247

Situated on the coast about 18km from the tourist hot spot of Hurghada, Lillyland Beach Club is a modern resort with a distinctly Arabic design that pays respect to this land of history and mystery. Packed with colourful marine life and underwater gardens, the clear waters of the Red Sea are a hugely popular attraction that you can explore in the water or by glass bottom boat. But you might find it hard to leave the resort, which has a range of onsite facilities including two outdoor swimming pools, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurants, bar and diving centre. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-7, with partial kitchens.

The Princess Holiday Club is located directly by the clear waters of the Red Sea, whose colourful marine life attracts visitors from all over the world. The tourist attractions of central Hurghada are only a short distance from the resort, and if you want to explore further afield, the temples of Luxor are only three hours’ drive away. Onsite facilities include boating, scuba diving and other watersports, swimming pools, restaurants, fitness club, children’s garden and a pub. Accommodation is in one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-8, most with partial kitchens but some with full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Scuba diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Windsurfing, Boating, Fishing, Games room, Horse riding

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Car rental, Games room

196


Kafr El-Gouna Hurghada

+20 65-3580063

3920

Kafr El-Gouna resort is situated in the popular hot spot of Hurghada on the Red Sea, where alongside watersport activities, visitors can enjoy an array of bars, restaurants and shopping options. There is also the chance to explore ancient Egypt at the El-Gouna Museum, which gives a great insight into ancient Egyptian history and art, with more than 90 exhibits including statue replicas, stones and musical instruments. Located right on the beach, the resort is built in the style of old Egyptian villages, and has a range of onsite facilities and activities including swimming pool and fitness centre, and offers a selection of watersports including water skiing. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with mini and partial kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Restaurant, Scuba diving

Stella Hurghada Hurghada

+20 2 12 82448699

Zahabia Resort Hurghada

+20 65-3548652

3936

Close to downtown Hurghada, Zahabia Resort overlooks beautiful, crystal clear waters with magnificent underwater coral reefs and exotic marine life that are just waiting to be explored by divers and snorkellers. Trips in glass bottom boats or by submarine are also available, while land based excursion options include historical sites such as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, just three hours’ drive away. Conveniently located for the attractions of Hurghada, the resort also has a variety of onsite facilities including swimming pools, restaurant and nightly entertainment. Accommodation comprises hotel, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

5329

Le Pacha Resort Hurghada

+20 65-3444150

5580

Stella Hurghada resort is idyllically located on a white sandy beach in the peaceful Makadi Bay area of Egypt’s beautiful Red Sea Riviera, and is ideal for sunseekers as well as watersport enthusiasts. The resort is close to a spectacular reef ideal for snorkelling, and also provides instant access to Hurghada, where attractions include diving, fishing trips, desert safaris, wind and kite surfing and exploring the sea life in a glass bottom boat. The resort’s onsite amenities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, pool and beach bars, Jacuzzi, children’s club, diving facilities and a range of restaurants and bars. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchens.

Le Pacha Resort is located in Hurghada, an ideal place to relax and enjoy the clear, warm waters of the Red Sea, as well as the colourful fish and coral reefs below. You can dive, snorkel or discover the waters by glass bottom boat or submarine, while alternative excursions include safari trips and cruises to Luxor. The resort offers a range of facilities including swimming pool, diving centre, health club, three restaurants, bar and oriental café. Other onsite facilities include tennis courts, aqua centre, health club and a bank, and there’s also a variety of shops and restaurants nearby. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Boating, Fishing, Car rental

Albatros Golf Club Hurghada

+20 65-3464801

5805

Golden Five City Hurghada

+20 65-3447744

A322

The luxurious Albatros Golf Club in Hurghada offers the best in Egyptian seaside luxury with easy access to the beaches (there is a free shuttle from the resort) and attractions of this top tourist destination. In addition to a range of watersport activities and excursions, the town offers restaurants, shops, live entertainment and a casino. Onsite facilities at the resort include terraces for sunbathing, three pools, children’s pool, water slides, health club, sauna, tennis court, two restaurants and a snack bar. Accommodation comprises luxurious one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

Set close to the beach in Hurghada, Golden Five City offers easy access to all the wide ranging attractions of this top tourist destination. In addition to a variety of watersport activities and excursions, you can experience the marine life and coral reefs of the Red Sea by diving and snorkelling, while the town offers restaurants, shops, live entertainment and a casino. Onsite facilities at the resort include five swimming pools and two children’s pools, three restaurants a bar and sauna. Accommodation comprises hotel, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, with partial kitchens. The resort is part of Golden Five City, a large recreation resort where you can enjoy the facilities of multiple hotels, restaurants, outlet shops and a children’s club.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Tennis, Sauna, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Sauna

197


Pyramisa Cairo Giza

+20 2-33367000

4126

El Wadi Plaza Hotel Giza

+20 2-33868647

6229

Pyramisa Cairo is situated right at the heart of this incredible city, the largest in the Middle East, near the magnificent River Nile and with easy access to the major business, culture and entertainment centres as well as historical attractions. The Giza Pyramids, one of the Wonders of the World, are only 30 minutes away by car or taxi. Other fascinating places to see and things to do include cruising on the River Nile and visiting historic buildings such as the Sphinx, Al-Azhar Mosque and Saladin’s Palace. Onsite the hotel hosts a variety of shops, a swimming pool, disco, business and conference facilities, while its studio, one, two and three bedroom suites sleep 2-8. There are no kitchen facilities but the hotel contains a number of restaurants and snack bars.

El Wadi Plaza Hotel enjoys a fantastic location just five minutes from the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and all the area’s magnificent ancient tombs. You can also enjoy Cairo city life with bazaars and shops nearby, go horse riding in the desert or take a cruise on the Nile, just 30 minutes away. Nearby facilities include a casino, live entertainment, supermarket, salon and snack bar. The resort itself has a range of onsite facilities including swimming pools, sauna, spa, games room, restaurant and outdoor coffee bar. The resort’s hotel rooms and suites sleep 2-6. There are no kitchen facilities but there are a number of dining options onsite and nearby.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Sauna, Casino, Car rental

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Games room, Restaurant

El Morgan Touristic Village Fayed

+20 64-3900400

1744

Located on the edge of the El Great Mora Lake, this resort is an ideal place to relax away from it all or use as a base for excursions to central and northern Egypt, where you can explore the history and culture of this fascinating country. The resort’s onsite facilities include three swimming pools, fitness centre, sauna, watersports activities, three restaurants and shops selling souvenirs from the area. The apartments and villas of El Morgan are built in typical Arabic style and are fully air conditioned. Accommodation comprises one bedroom apartments sleeping 4 with partial kitchens and three bedroom villas sleeping 6 with mini kitchen.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Fitness centre, Sauna, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Boating, Fishing, Games room

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Santa Monica Marsa Matrouh

+20 2-26748276

3937

Located at Marsa Matrouh on the north coast of Egypt overlooking the Mediterranean, Santa Monica lies on a beautiful sandy beach with clear turquoise seawater, and is the ideal place for a truly relaxing holiday. The region’s 7km beach is rated one of the most beautiful in the world, with soft white sands and calm transparent waters. You can use the resort as a base from which to discover the fascinating country of Egypt, or enjoy the beach, sea and onsite facilities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, play area, restaurant and an Egyptian oriental café and snack bar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Restaurant


Tunisia With the Mediterranean lapping at its coast and the African continent stretching south from its scenic countryside, Tunisia is packed full of exciting experiences.

Beyond the bliss of its soft, sandy beaches, Tunisia has thrilling landscapes. From the Atlas Mountains which cut a swath through the country, to the spellbinding remoteness of the Sahara Desert in the south, a trip to Tunisia reveals an incredible culture.

Pictured top to bottom: Off-roading in the Awbari Sand Sea; brightly coloured crockery for sale at a Tunisian market; fishing boats on Hammamet beach; the mountain oasis of Chebika; ancient ruins at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Carthage

Tunis

You can explore the desert by traditional means – on a camel – or come right up to date with an exhilarating 4x4 ride.

Hammamet

The city of Carthage was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century BC but much of the ancient treasures that adorn this UNESCO World Heritage Site today are Roman. The village of Matmata should not be missed. It will be familiar to Star Wars fans, as parts of the original iconic movie were filmed here. But it’s a fascinating and unique experience even if you’re not a movie buff, as the underground troglodyte homes were created by digging a large pit in the ground around which artificial caves were built to be used as rooms.

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Villa Noria Hammamet

+216 72 240044

A683

Hammamet

+216 22 623521

3715

This resort is idyllically located within easy walking distance of the beach in Hammamet on the sunny east coast of Tunisia. The area is the ideal place for a quiet, relaxing holiday with lovely scenery, but also offers plenty to see and do, tour along the coast or take a trip inland to the capital Tunis and its fascinating markets. Hammamet itself is home to fabulous Medina where you can stroll through narrow streets to discover shops and stalls selling everything from handcrafted pots and jewellery to tunics, kaftans and rugs. Villa Noria’s onsite facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, and the resort’s accommodation is comprised of studio and two bedroom units that sleep 2-5, all of which are equipped with partial kitchens, telephone and satellite TV.

Located in the popular tourist town of Hammamet, this resort is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday or as a base to explore the array of historical attractions in this part of Tunisia. Hammamet itself has much to discover, including the Medina, a 16th century fort and a variety of museums, while nearby Nabeul is a centre for art and crafts. Onsite facilities at Arabesque include a swimming pool, restaurant and snack bar, while the beach is within easy walking distance and offers watersports including windsurfing and water skiing. Accommodation is in studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with mini or partial kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Satellite TV, Snack bar

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar

Résidence Hayet Hammamet

+216 72 264811

7472

Residence Djerba Paradise Midoun Djerba

+216 71 965700

3914

Résidence Hayet is located in Hammamet, right on the sandy beach and only a few minutes’ walk from the ancient city centre, where you will find a variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife as well as a traditional souk, or open marketplace. Other nearby facilities and activities include boating, tennis and a casino. The resort has a range of onsite facilities including beach, swimming pool, fitness centre and restaurant, and its accommodation is in hotel units sleeping 2-6, with no kitchen facilities. As well as being a good place to relax, the resort is an ideal base from which to explore Tunisia, and excursions and desert trips can be organised onsite, with special rates available for RCI members.

The island of Djerba is located in the south of Tunisia and is famous for its sunny and mild climate throughout the year. Built in the typical and traditional architecture of Djerba, Residence Djerba Paradise has a range of modern amenities onsite including a swimming pool, poolside bar and tennis court, and accommodation is in studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8, with full kitchen facilities. The resort is a few minutes from an 18 hole golf course and a sandy beach is just 1km away, where you can enjoy a variety of watersports. The resort offers a shuttle service to the beach. There are a variety of activities nearby, including horse riding and sailing, and you can also visit pottery or carpet factories.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Car rental, Restaurant

Safari, Swimming pool, Tennis, Car rental

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MOROCCO Marrakech

Morocco

ALGERIA

Morocco is the gateway to the African continent and has been drawing visitors for many years, as its welcome is as warm as the sweet tea enjoyed in its cosy cafés. In the very north of Africa, Morocco is just 14 kilometres from Europe but it is so much further away culturally – and that is its great attraction. To gain an insight into this fascinating world, head away from its sun drenched beaches and into its towns to fully appreciate Morocco’s proud people and their distinctive history.

Insider tips: • Don’t miss Chefchaouen. It lies in the shadow of the Rif Mountains and is one of the most appealing towns. • Enjoy food from around the globe at stalls in the square of Djemaa el Fna market place, where the locals have been eating for centuries.

There’s a colourful mix of old and new sitting side by side in the country’s resorts and cities. Ancient Kasbahs and vibrant souks nuzzle sun drenched beaches facing onto the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Pictured clockwise from top left: A kasbah in the Atlas Mountains; traditional Middle Eastern teapot and drink; snake charmer at Djemaa el Fna marketplace in Marrakech

Known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakech is one of Africa’s great imperial centres, and has long attracted visitors to its narrow streets and historic monuments. The city entices visitors into the hustle and bustle of its busy bazaars where haggling the price is a way of life. Once you’ve shopped till you drop, discover the main square Djemaa el Fna and revel in its sheer joy of life accompanied by musicians, entertainers and exotic snake charmers. A large part of Morocco is covered in mountainous ranges such as the Atlas and Rif Mountains which make for spectacular walking locations.

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Complexe Ksar Al Rimal Province de Tétouan

+212 5 37202202

Résidence Amina Marrakech

+212 5 24430763

2935

Complexe Ksar Al Rimal is located on the Mediterranean coast of northwest Morocco with beautiful views of Capo Negro to the south and Sebta to the north. The lovely marina is definitely worth a visit, mountain trekking is a great way to spend the day and the resort also gives easy access to the beach and watersports. It also offers a wide variety of activities and sports, with swimming pool, tennis, shopping centre, playground, restaurant and medical facilities all onsite. All of its lovely apartments are surrounded by gardens and situated along the beach. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-7, with either mini or full kitchens.

Located near the exclusive Avenue de France less than 1.5km from the centre of Marrakech, Résidence Amina is the ideal base for a memorable holiday. All the attractions and amenities of this exciting city are on your doorstep, including desert caravans, colourful souks and the magnificent Koutoubia minaret. The resort has a rooftop bar that offers breathtaking views of the snow clad mountains, and its facilities include a small outdoor swimming pool and sauna. The units are furnished in typical Moroccan style with studio, one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchen facilities and air conditioning.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Shopping, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental

Inclub Palmeraie Marrakech

+212 5 24437276

3230

Marrakech Palm Club Marrakech

+212 5 24330313

4259

Inclub Palmeraie is located within an extensive development of international reputation, about 10km from the fascinating city of Marrakech, which offers a variety of cosmopolitan attractions, all overlooked by the picturesque Atlas Mountains. The resort has an onsite swimming pool, while a few minutes’ walk away there is a leisure centre with swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, mini golf, horse riding, golf club, restaurants, games room and bar. Accommodation comprises spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchen facilities and air conditioning.

This resort is ideally located in the heart of Marrakech, one of the most beautiful cities of Morocco, famed for its history, food, architecture and wide range of entertainment. The resort is located near Jardins de Majorelle close to the city centre, and nearby you’ll find access to golf, tennis, squash, horse riding, casino, grocery, a medical facility and a number of restaurants. You can venture out to the Moroccan south, or stay onsite to enjoy the fitness centre, spa and other facilities such as swimming pool, children’s pool, car rental and snack bar. The resort’s one and two bedroom units are furnished and decorated with wrought iron, have modern comforts and sleep 4-6 with either mini or partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Spa, Car rental

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Kenya As a giraffe raises its head high to survey the vast plains and the roar of lions reverberate around the bush, Kenya welcomes a new day. Africa’s wilderness is a place which must be experienced to fully appreciate its magnificence.

ETHIOPIA

KENYA Nairobi Malindi Watamu Mombasa

TANZANIA

Kenya has distinctive countryside, incredible wildlife, and a remarkable natural and cultural wealth. It’s where snow topped mountains and dense forests highlight the drama of the Great Rift Valley before it tumbles into sweeping savannahs, and where tropical beaches created by beautiful coral reefs line the Indian Ocean. The small town of Malindi sits on this beautiful coastline. The area is popular for deep sea fishing, snorkelling and learning to dive. The Malindi Marine Park and Reserve offshore from the town covers 213 square kilometres and protects its delicate coral reefs. Nearby Watamu Marine National Park has coral gardens just 300 metres from

the shore, and is home to 600 species of fish. To the south, Mida Creek, a large mangrove edged saltwater creek, is ideal for birdwatching. Some 120km down the coast, Mombasa caters for everyone. Though it’s great for a relaxing beach holiday, it’s also perfect for those wanting a little more excitement. There’s a choice of nightlife from lively clubs to casinos and excellent restaurants serving cuisine from around the world as well as traditional Kenyan dishes. Away from Mombasa’s beaches take a guided bike ride to discover local life. It’s a chance to experience the extraordinary sights, sounds and smells of palm and mango tree forests and traditional African villages.

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Main picture: Majestic giraffe in the Masai Mara. Above, from left: Dhow sailing boat; Masai warrior blowing a traditional horn; a lilac breasted roller in the Masai Mara

Insider tips: • Visit Tsavo National Park East or West to see Kenya’s big game wildlife. • A balloon safari is a wonderful way to silently follow animals across the savannah.

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Coral Key Beach Resort Malindi

+254 042 2130715

3912

Coral Key Beach Resort is ideally located just a few kilometres from the centre of Malindi, a fascinating city with an old town featuring a typical market and a new European centre with discos, bars, restaurants and a casino. The area is also a good base to enjoy safaris at one of the Kenya’s National Parks or snorkelling in the marine reserve. The resort has a host of facilities including its own beach offering a range of watersport activities, four swimming pools, gym, restaurants and bars. Accommodation is comprised of two bedroom thatched bungalows that sleep 5 and have partial kitchens, verandas and balconies.

Residence Karibuni Malindi

4266

+254 420 2335957

Residence Karibuni is located right on the beach at Mambrui about 11km from Malindi, a great place to relax as well as an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating country. Near Malindi there are marine reserves where you can snorkel and see the coral reef, while the National Park offers a variety of safari options that can be arranged at the resort. Residence Karibuni is comprised of villas surrounded by bougainvillea and lawned areas, and onsite you can enjoy facilities and activities including swimming pool, tennis, volleyball and horse riding. Accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom villas sleeping 4 or 6, all with partial kitchen facilities, verandas and gardens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Entertainment, Boating, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Volleyball, Horse riding, Restaurant

Mwembe Resort

Aquarius Beach Resort at Watamu

Malindi

+254 735 337916

5888

This resort is within easy walking distance of the centre of the popular coastal town of Malindi, which has a fantastic old market, where bartering is a must, as well as an array of shops, bars and restaurants, a disco and casino. Photographic safaris, a trip by air to the island of Lamu or snorkelling in the Marine Park are all activities within easy reach. Surrounded by mango trees, Mwembe Resort offers a variety of onsite facilities including swimming pool, sauna, scuba diving, tennis, restaurant and snack bar. The resort’s accommodation is in one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Royal Reserve Safari & Beach Club Mombasa

+254 41 722205220

Watamu

5885

+254 42 32069

Aquarius Beach Resort at Watamu is ideally situated in the bay at Watamu with clear blue seas and fine white sandy beaches. Here you can kick back and relax or set off on a safari to the Tsavo National Park or further afield, visit Arabuko Soroke Forest, take boat trips to Watamu Marine National Park, or snorkel and dive in the inviting waters. There is also a golf course and a casino just over 20km away. The resort can arrange a variety of activities, while its onsite facilities include a swimming pool, scuba diving, games room, restaurant and snack bar. Accommodation is in hotel and two bedroom units sleeping 2-5, with fridges but no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Entertainment, Games room, Restaurant

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Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Restaurant

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This African style resort is idyllically located among coconut palm groves on the white sandy beach at Kikambala in an unspoilt area around 16km north of Mombasa. On this part of the Kenyan coast the reef is close to the shore, so at low tide you can walk out and look at the coral. Underwater safaris or diving lessons can also be arranged, as well as visits to game parks. Royal Reserve Safari & Beach Club’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, tennis, fitness centre and more. Accommodation is in spacious studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchens, balcony or patio.

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Senegal On the warm winds of the breaking dawn, the calls of the wildlife are just one of the many wonders that only Africa can offer.

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Dakar Saly Portudal

Senegal offers up this mesmerising continent in one tidy bundle – from palm tree lined white sand beaches to thick mangroves and tropical forests, home to some of the planet’s wildest animals. The country offers a wonderful collection of sights, sounds and flavours, whether you’re relaxing on one of its stunning beaches or in the heart of a lively marketplace. The capital Dakar is a restless city, at once elegant, and yet full of the bustle of urban life. To the north, Lake Retba or Lac Rose, so called for its pink waters, has such a high salt level that you can float as easily there as in the Dead Sea. Further south on the coast is the former trading port Saly Portudal, which is widely acclaimed for the quality of its delectable sandy beaches. It’s also home to a host of activities including golf, horse riding and watersports such as sailing and scuba diving. South near the Saloum River the coastline is broken up into a maze of thick mangroves, tiny creeks, wide lagoons and shimmering plains – home to hundreds of bird species from gleaming kingfishers to pretty pink flamingos.

Main picture: A family of baboons in Senegal. Inset, clockwise from left: A native baobab tree; traditional straw hut; the colourful Red-throated Bee-eater

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Neptune Beach Club Saly Portudal

+221 339572320

3825

This resort is located some 80km south of Dakar in Saly Portudal, probably the most famous resort on the West African coastline, with lovely sandy beaches surrounded by baobab trees. The region is a popular game fishing centre and the natural reserve of Bandia is also nearby. There’s plenty more to see in the area too, and the Neptune Beach Club organises excursions and visits to Lac Rose, Saloum Island and the island of Goree, near Dakar. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, all with a full kitchen. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, restaurant, snack bar and live entertainment.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Windsurfing, Jacuzzi

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South Africa This magnificent land won’t just appeal to beach fans, nature lovers, city goers or history buffs. With so much to see and do in landscapes that vary from lively cities to wild savannahs, steep mountains to dramatic deserts, South Africa has it all.

Insider tips: • A Battlefields site tour makes for an evocative and emotional day trip. • Don’t miss out on South Africa’s meaty delicacies such as biltong and boerewors. • The country’s colourful flora and fauna is a delight for the senses, and many species are indigenous. See them in one of its many Botanical Gardens.

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There are few countries in the world where it is possible to have a range of contrasting holidays at once, but South Africa is one of them.

The area around Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, is South Africa’s sunniest and tempts beach lovers with 600 kilometres of sandy shores. Known as The Elephant Coast, this area boasts pristine beautiful beaches such as Black Rock, First Rocks, Kosi Bay Estuary, Mission Rocks, Sodwana Bay and Cape Vidal, where giant sand dunes shelter the St Lucia Marine Reserve. Here visitors can explore the rock pools along the beach and watch for humpback whales as they crash through the Indian Ocean in October. Further south, but still north of Durban, the resorts of Umhlanga, Ballito and Umhlali are great places to relax by the sea with plenty of bars and restaurants for entertainment in the evening. Durban itself makes a great day out. With an immigrant Indian community it’s the place to go for a curry and has a number of attractions including uShaka Marine World, a theme park where you can get up close and personal with the animals.

While Durban is South Africa’s cool, up and coming coastal city, Cape Town has a long, sophisticated heritage. The city is graced by Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Flanked by Signal Hill, Lion’s Head and the elegant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain rises above the city, providing visitors with the best viewpoint to take in the magnificence of the Mother City and the Atlantic Ocean below. Robben Island, the former prison of Nelson Mandela, is a short cruise from the V&A Waterfront and provides a fascinating insight into South Africa’s recent history. Back on the mainland, Cape Town invites you to hit the road and explore the Cape Winelands – taking in some of the world’s most renowned and beautiful vineyards. Visit Cape Point, one of the nearby picturesque towns of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or discover a shoreline full of African penguins at Boulders Beach.


Finally, make sure you take a few days to enjoy the Garden Route, the most scenic stretch of the Western Cape. From Mossel Bay to the Storms River, the Garden Route is the perfectly chosen name for this verdant and ecologically diverse coastal region dotted with lagoons and lakes.

Pictured clockwise from far left: Stunning panoramic view of Cape Town; penguins at Boulders Beach; Cape Town’s imposing City Hall; hiking in the Western Cape; male lion; beautiful valley in Drakensberg

Bela-Bela Sun City

NAMIBIA

Hazyview Schagen

Rustenburg

However, while the Garden Route celebrates nature in all its wonderful intricacies, South Africa is perhaps best known for Africa’s largest animals. A safari taking in the Big Five – elephants, buffalo, rhinos, lions and leopards – is one of the most incredible experiences on offer in the country. There are plenty more exotic and exciting wild animals to see of course, and even if you aren’t lucky enough to spot an elusive leopard, the wilds of Africa will still provide a tantalising flavour of one of the world’s most incredible countries.

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Limpopo Province

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Johannesburg

SWAZILAND Underberg

SOUTH AFRICA

Umhlanga Rocks Durban

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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Limpopo Province

+27 014 7369000

2004

Located less than 40km north of Johannesburg in the heart of a 31,000 acre nature reserve overlooked by the majestic Waterberg Mountains, this resort offers a fabulous opportunity to see a wide range of wild game and birdlife. Among the animals you can see are lions, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, impalas, elephants, monkeys and zebras, while Zebula, 20 minutes’ drive away, has lion cubs, tigers, cheetahs and a wonderful restaurant! Mabalingwe Nature Reserve has its own restaurant too, and onsite facilities also include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, mini golf, archery, tennis and squash courts. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, all with full kitchens.

Rustenberg

+27 014 5526000

+27 014 7340014

1550

Tucked away in a corner of the foothills of the Waterberg, only two hours by car from Johannesburg, this resort is situated in the Mabula Game Reserve, home to a wide variety of wild animals and over 300 recorded bird species. When you’re not out spotting the animals (the wildlife roam freely), there are plenty of activities and home comforts onsite, including restaurant, bars, swimming pool, sauna, volleyball court, horse riding and entertainment including a weekly live snake demonstration. Accommodation ranges from hotel rooms up to six bedroom bungalow style units that sleep up to 12 and have full kitchens.

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Sun City Vacation Club Sun City

+27 014 5574461/81

4144

Bakubung, which means ‘People of the Hippo’, is situated in Pilansberg National Game Park adjacent to the exciting Sun City complex. From here you can sit and relax on your patio and watch the hippos in their pool, or enjoy the array of facilities available at Sun City. The resort offers organised game safaris, with open viewing of a range of beautiful wildlife and birdlife in the area, which includes a variety of local and migratory bird species. It also offers an array of facilities onsite, including swimming pool, waterpark, tennis court, games room, restaurant, poolside bar and live entertainment. Accommodation is made up of studio and two bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial or full kitchen facilities.

This resort is part of Sun City, an amazing holiday destination and oasis in the parched African landscape. Here you’ll find an array of attractions including one of the biggest entertainment centres in South Africa and the Valley of the Waves, a complex of water slides, man-made sea with 2 metre waves, beach and lush tropical gardens. In contrast to the contemporary facilities of Sun City, you can also enjoy Pilanesberg Nature Reserve less than 10km away. There’s a crocodile farm and a lake with all sorts of watersports onsite, as well as golf course and swimming pool. The resort’s accommodation is made up of two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 6-8 and have full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Hiking, Poolside bar, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Golf, Mini golf, Entertainment, Tennis, Squash, Water skiing, Casino, Games room, Jacuzzi, Archery, Horse riding, Car rental, Restaurant

Sanbonani Hazyview

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Bela-Bela

Swimming pool, Sauna, Tennis, Horse riding, Games room, Childcare, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Mini golf, Tennis, Squash, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Mabula Timeshare

+27 013 7375600

2051

Kruger Park Lodge Hazyview

+27 013 7375000

2321

Just outside Hazyview, Sanbonani is ideally located within an easy drive of some of South Africa’s most popular attractions, including Kruger National Park, Mac-Mac and other spectacular waterfalls, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Long Tom Pass, Pilgrims Rest and The Sudwala Caves. Closer to home you can hike through the surrounding unspoilt vegetation, which is filled with exotic and scenic wildlife, or relax in Sanbonani’s swimming pools. The resort’s onsite facilities also include a gymnasium, restaurant, bar, curio shop, mini market and games room, with accommodation in two and three bedroom thatched units that sleep 6-8, all with full kitchens.

Kruger Park Lodge is in the heart of the amazing South African wilderness, a stone’s throw from the acclaimed Kruger National Park, which, like the whole area, boasts major historical and archaeological sites, an incredible variety of wildlife and vistas of pristine forest and stunning natural beauty. The resort offers luxury in the midst of natural beauty with indigenous gardens, an abundance of birds and the impala drinking at the Sabie River’s edge. You can cycle, river raft or head to one of the many nature reserves nearby for a safari, or relax at the resort where there are facilities for golf and tennis, as well as three swimming pools and a restaurant with fine dining. Accommodation comprises one, two, three and four bedroom units that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Restaurant, Gym, Bar, Games room

Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Mini golf, Fishing, Restaurant


Sudwala Lodge Schagen

+27 013 7333073

2944

Sudwala Lodge is nestled below the famous Sudwala caves, alongside the Houtbosloop River in Schagen, and is an ideal place to relax as well as a base to explore the region. The Malelane and Numbi gates of Kruger National Park, home to the ‘big five’ game animals and more species of large mammals than any other African Game Reserve, are only are only an hour’s drive away, and the Sudwala prehistoric park is within walking distance and offers outdoor pursuits including birdwatching. The resort has a swimming pool, golf, hiking, horse riding and games room onsite, and its accommodation is made up of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities, and one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6 and have mini or full kitchens. Swimming pool, Golf, Hiking, Mini golf, Games room, Horse riding, Restaurant

La Rochelle Umhlanga Rocks

+27 035 5901347

Umhlanga Cabanas Umhlanga Rocks

+27 031 5612259

0860

The ideal resort for a family holiday, Umhlanga Cabanas is situated close to the many beaches, shops, restaurants and bars of Umhlanga, a popular resort town north of Durban on the Sugar Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. With 200km of golden sandy beaches fronting the Indian Ocean, Umhlanga is the ideal place for a relaxing break, while youngsters are bound to enjoy the rock pools and lagoons close to the resort. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, restaurant and barbecue area, while there are a variety of facilities and attractions nearby, including squash, fishing, boating, water skiing and nightlife. Accommodation is in two bedroom units sleeping 6 with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Childcare

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Breakers Resort Umhlanga Rocks

+27 031 5612271

2267

Located in Umhlanga Rocks south of Durban, this resort offers the natural beauty of white sandy beaches, lush vegetation, land and sea wildlife, and big game fishing on the deep sea. There are many hiking trails in the area and you can also take a tour into the estuary’s upper reaches to spot fish, eagles and sea crocodiles with the Natal Parks Board. The village has restaurants, shops, Zulu craftwork and gifts, bike rental and a huge waterslide, while the resort’s onsite facilities include a lovely swimming pool, spa, table tennis, games room and mini golf. There’s also a golf course and squash courts around 10km away. La Rochelle’s three bedroom units sleep 6 and have full kitchen facilities.

Overlooking the glittering Indian Ocean and adjacent to lush indigenous forest, Breakers Resort is perfectly located to make the most of this lovely North Coast area. Situated a short walk from the beach, you can relax or take part in a variety of water based activities including boating and fishing, while the nearby town of Umhlanga offers a wealth of dining and shopping options including the chance to buy local crafts and gifts. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, tennis court, restaurants, bars and live entertainment, and accommodation is made up of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Mini golf, Table tennis, Games room

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Boating, Fishing, Restaurant, Table tennis

Bushman’s Nek Berg & Trout Resort Underberg

+27 033 7011461

1022

High up in the mountains on the Natal-Lesotho border, Bushman’s Nek is set amid magnificent scenery in the attractive Underberg area of Drakensberg, where outdoor pursuits and enjoying the stunning scenery are the order of the day. Surrounded by picturesque Drakensberg scenery, bushman caves, a wealth of fauna and flora, and all the natural attractions of the Underberg, Bushman’s Nek offers a variety of recreational facilities including swimming pool, tennis, squash, bowls, badminton, darts, billiards, restaurant, bar and entertainment. Accommodation ranges from hotel rooms up to three bedroom apartments that sleep up to 8. Some units have full kitchens but others have no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Entertainment, Games room, Restaurant

Castleburn Underberg

+27 033 7011405

3245

Less than 30 minutes from Underberg and 2.5 hour’s drive from Durban, Castleburn is nestled in the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg Mountains, with stunning scenery and natural beauty all around. This is a lovely area for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, with a number of trails and wonderful places to explore, including the Sani Pass and Lesotho, which can be enjoyed on a 4x4 tour. You can also try fishing at the resort, where the thatched cottage units are situated on the shores of trout-stocked Lake Madingofani. The resort also has an onsite swimming pool and offers facilities for tennis, boating and horse riding. Castleburn’s accommodation is made up of one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8 with full kitchen facilities. Swimming pool, Lake, Boating, Tennis, Fishing, Games room, Horse riding, Restaurant

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Formosa Bay Villas Plettenberg Bay

+27 044 5332060

4255

Wilderness Dunes Wilderness

+27 044 8778600

Formosa Bay Villas are set less than 3km from the beach in Plettenberg Bay, regarded as the jewel of South Africa’s world famous Garden Route. The beautiful seaside town has a range of holiday options, from relaxing on its many beaches to activities such as whale watching, sea kayaking, diving, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, golf and excursions to game reserves. Formosa Bay Villas’ extensive onsite facilities include restaurant and bar, tennis and volleyball, mini golf, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and billiards. The resort’s accommodation is made up of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 with partial or full kitchens.

Wilderness Dunes is part of South Africa’s spectacular Garden Route area, surrounded by indigenous forests and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The resort is located in the heart of this wonderful region, adjoining the famous Millionaire’s Row and with direct access to the beach, where you might even be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins. Here you can take part in watersport activities, relax by the sea or at the resort’s onsite swimming pool. The accommodation at Wilderness Dunes is made up of studio units for 2 with partial kitchens, and two and three bedroom units that sleep 6-8 and have full kitchens, a sundeck and barbecue area.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Volleyball, Mini golf

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Fishing

Strand Pavilion Resort Strand

+27 021 8532725

2503

Strand Pavilion Resort is situated centrally to a vast and exciting area brimming with attractions and activities. Extending 25 metres over the ocean within the deep blue crescent of False Bay, this resort offers panoramic sea and mountain views from its apartments as well as the sun deck and restaurant overlooking the ocean. Beautiful False Bay is just a stroll away, and there’s a heated indoor swimming pool nearby. The resort’s onsite facilities include a coffee shop, solar heated splash pool, conference facilities and restaurants. Its accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchens.

The Peninsula All-Suite Luxury Hotel Cape Town

+27 021 4307777

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Laundry facilities, Café, Parking

Bantry Bay International Vacation Resort

Port Owen Marina

Sea Point

+27 021 4390333

2005

2155

With outstanding accommodation and a spectacular location overlooking the renowned Platinum Mile with a stunning view of majestic Signal Hill as its backdrop, The Peninsula All-Suite Luxury Hotel makes for a wonderful holiday getaway. The resort is within easy access of Cape Town’s top sights, making it an ideal base for exploring the Mother City or venturing further afield to Western Cape attractions like the winelands. The resort’s excellent facilities include a cocktail bar and restaurants specialising in cuisines ranging from local Malay curries to Mediterranean treats. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8, most with full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Entertainment, Splash pool, Shopping, Boating, Fishing, Childcare, Restaurant

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2606

Velddrif

+27 022 7831144

1889

Bantry Bay International Vacation Resort is superbly located right on the sea front at Sea Point, a lovely holiday area just 25km from Cape Town. The Waterfront, Camps Bay and town centre, with its unusual boutiques, excellent restaurants and nightspots, are all close by, and the resort also offers a free shuttle bus. Bantry Bay has its own stunning swimming pool sculpted into the rock on a wooden leisure deck, and its apartments, built against a sheltered, craggy rockface, all face the sea and enjoy incredible views and sunsets. The units are a mix of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchens and private balconies.

The cabanas and apartments of Port Owen, just 90 minutes’ drive up the west coast from Cape Town, lie on the banks of a marina, offering opportunities for sailing, boating and fishing. The area’s surrounding wetlands and bird sanctuary are a joy for nature lovers, and you can spot more than 200 species of bird on the mudflats and salt marshes, including pelicans and a variety of migratory waders. Onsite the resort has two swimming pools, tennis court, mini golf, games room, restaurant and a playground, with accommodation ranging from studios up to three bedroom units that sleep up to 8, and feature a mix of mini and full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Laundry facilities, Parking, Free shuttle bus

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Boating, Fishing, Playground


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A huge country – more than 3.2 million square kilometres – India’s diverse landscape and climate, and mix of people, cultures and religions, have secured its position as one of the most incredible places in the world. From the very north, the Himalayas cascade into the tea estates of Darjeeling and Assam through to its beaches lined with palm trees. The state of Orissa, in the north east of the country, isn’t the best known of India’s coastal regions, but Puri has long been favoured by locals. A holy city for Hindus, Puri also has one of the country’s best beaches for swimming, which is positioned to enjoy spectacular sunrises and sunsets each day. In northern Goa lively Calangute Beach is lined with sun loungers that beg you to rest a while. Nearby Baga Beach is quieter and better developed with a wide range of watersports. Baga is also the place to head for fine food and wine at its upmarket restaurants while its sparkling nightlife does its best to keep everyone entertained. Also in northern Goa, Benaulim is a beautiful, laid back stretch of beach where watersports and dolphin watching trips are popular choices.

India Enigmatic and enthralling, India will stir your senses and impress upon your memory forever.

Further south, picturesque Palolem Beach is a perfect semi-circular bay of soft sand, while pristine Varca, Cavelossim and Morbor offer watersports from their clean, white sands. Most of the nightlife here is found at resorts and includes live music, cultural performances and casinos, though there are a handful of low key bars around Cavelossim. But the state has so much more to see than beaches, including old churches, temples, mansions, museums and bustling bazaars. After 400 years of Portuguese colonialism, Goa has an extraordinary mix of cultures – for instance you’ll find


Hindu fish curry complemented by Portuguese style sweet rice. This colonial heritage is also visible in the buildings that line Goa’s old town centre – traditionally Moorish touches such as domes and archways rub shoulders with the peaks and angles you’d expect to find in Asian architecture. A good example is the lamp towers of the region’s temples which are lit by oil lamps for a spectacular display on festival days. South of Goa, the state of Kerala is home to India’s most extensive network of waterways. The shimmering backwaters, rivers and lakes cut a tranquil path through its countryside before flowing gently past pretty beaches and into the Indian Ocean.

Opposite page, main picture: Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala. Inset: Colourful Indian spices This page, clockwise from top left: Photographing the Taj Mahal; Kandariya Mahadev temple in Khajuraho; appetising Indian curries; beautiful Palolem beach in Goa; the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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• Witness the colour of Ratha Yatra, or the Festival of Chariots, usually held in July each year in Puri. It’s when deities are brought out of the temples and placed in a chariot procession. • Forget the village green – cricket is at home in India, so why not catch a match at one of the country’s 21 test cricket grounds. • Relax with an Ayurvedic spa treatment – from massages and alternative therapies to complete detox diets.

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Club Mahindra Kangra Valley Dharamshala

+91 189 222 3333

A298

Mussoorie

+91 135 263 1698

6755

The resort is located in the beautiful Kangray Valley in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range, about 5km from Dharamshala city, its elegant rooms built on the mountain ridge and offering breathtaking views. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the valley, which is covered with forests of pine, orchards, green tea gardens and terraced fields, and the region is a lovely holiday destination. The resort’s onsite restaurant serves a variety of cuisine, and there is also live entertainment and a games room. The accommodation comprises hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6 with no kitchen facilities. The Dalai Lama’s residence, temple and museum in McLeodganj is well worth visiting.

Enveloped by the mountain mist, Hilltop is a serene, picturesque little getaway in the hills, giving you a break from the chaos of the city. The resort is located on the slopes of Gun Hill, the highest point in Mussoorie, which offers panoramic views of the Doon valley and the snow covered Himalayas. Mussoorie offers fabulous terrain for trekking, and the mall from where the ropeway starts is only 200m from the resort. Other local attractions include Kempty Falls, one of the most popular picnic spots, and nearby hillock Dhanolti. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, games room, restaurant and snack bar, while accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6 and have partial kitchen facilities.

Entertainment, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

The Leisure Club Ramnagar

+91 594 728 4132/34

5859

The Resort Country Club Gurgaon

+91 125 727 8205/06

4438

Spread over an area of 10 acres and on the banks of the river Kosi, this resort is delightfully shrouded in a thick mango grove and surrounded by exotic flowers and shrubs. The surrounding area is wild and unspoilt, and only a stone’s throw from Corbett National Park, one of the oldest in India. The Leisure Club’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, volleyball and games room, and there are also cultural programmes such as wildlife slide shows and nature walks. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchens.

Surrounded by lush green mustard fields, The Resort Country Club is set on a 50 acre site near Gurgaon, one of India’s fastest growing tourist destinations where popular attractions include Damdama Lake and the Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, which has more than 100 birds. The resort offers a number of unique experiences such as helicopter rides, hot air ballooning and village safaris, while its onsite facilities include golf course, swimming pool and fitness centre. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6 and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Games room, Volleyball, Archery, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Golf, Spa, Fitness centre, Tennis, Games room, Restaurant

Cambay Spa & Resorts, Jaipur Jaipur

+91 141 511 7111

A960

Set in a city that mixes modern amenities with historic forts, enigmatic temples and enchanting arts and crafts, Cambay Spa & Resorts, Jaipur is a unique hub of Indian hospitality and luxury. Nearby attractions include Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Jaigarh Fort, while the resort itself houses the Orient Spa, which offers a range of Ayurvedic and international spa therapies and is the largest in Rajasthan. Other onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant and live entertainment. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 3-4 and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

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Hilltop at Avalon (Club Mahindra Associate)

Ajit Bhawan Jodhpur

+91 291 251 0410/333

6191

Ajit Bhawan, the first Heritage Hotel of India, stands out as an oasis of Rajput warmth and charm, mixing old world elegance with modern comforts and contemporary amenities. Set in a stunning building decorated with family portraits and objects d’art, the resort is set in the rugged desert of Rajasthan, conveniently located to make the most of local attractions that include shops, a golf course and lake for boating. Jodhpur is also home to Mehrangarh Fort, a royal mansion spectacularly located on a hill top. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, fitness centre, shops and restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 4-6 with no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Shopping, Car rental, Restaurant


Cambay Spa & Resorts, Gandhinagar Gandhinagar

+91 792 328 9000/4

A472

The Luxury Club at Le Meridien Ahmedabad

+91 792 550 5505

6474

Cambay Spa & Golf Resorts, Gandhinagar is the perfect place for a relaxing break as well as a great base from which to explore a range of tourist attractions, including Akshardham, Pavgadh, Adalaj Step Well, Modhera Sun Temple, Patan, Lothal and the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary. The resort is home to the largest spa in Gujarat, offering relaxation and recreation and a range of international and Ayurvedic therapies. It also has a swimming pool, fitness centre, nine hole golf course and selection of restaurants onsite. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6 and have partial or full kitchens.

With panoramic views of the Sabarmati River, The Luxury Club at Le Meridien is located in the heart of the colourful city of Ahmedabad, the largest in Gujarat. Places to see in the city include a number of mosques such as Jama Masjid and Sidi Sayed Jaali, and gardens including Victoria Garden, Bal Vatika and Law Garden. The luxurious hotel resort, which features an atrium with capsule elevators and lobby with granite pillars and marble floors, offers a swimming pool, health club and restaurant, bar and coffee shop all onsite. The resort’s studio and one bedroom units sleep 2-4 with no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Golf, Entertainment, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Tennis, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Toshali Sands Puri

+91 675 225 0574/71

2955

VITS Mumbai Mumbai

+91 22 28270707

4889

In the land of Kalinga on the Puri-Konark Marine Drive, Toshali Sands is delightfully located overlooking the Balukhanda Reserve Forest and Balighai Beach. The beach is a short walk through the forest or you can take the resort vehicle, and the resort is also a good base from which to explore nearby places of interest including a number of art and craft villages and the famous Konark Temple. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, tennis, restaurant, bar and live entertainment. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6 and have partial kitchens.

VITS Mumbai is conveniently located close to the international and domestic airports of this exciting city. There are many sights to see, including the Gateway to India monument, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. From here you can also hop on a motor launch to cruise through Mumbai’s splendid natural harbour. Onsite at the resort you can relax by the swimming pool and poolside restaurant, as well as enjoy live entertainment and theatre cooking. The spacious rooms are a mix of studio units for 4 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Shopping, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment

Royal Goan Beach Club – Royal Palms Goa

+91 832 672 6100/280

3594

Royal Goan Beach Club at Benaulim Goa

+91 832 277 0284/85

3726

The Royal Goan Beach Club – Royal Palms is an elegant colonial style complex in the south of Goa, on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Kilometres of pristine beaches with boating and water skiing are a short walk away and the nearby city of Margao has a number of sights and experiences, including a large market, historic churches and temples. The peaceful resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty parlour, massage therapist and restaurant serving classic Indian dishes and continental cuisine. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-8 and have partial kitchens.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful south of Goa, the Royal Goan Beach Club at Benaulim has a distinct Mediterranean flair while offering the best of Indian culture. Explore kilometres of stunning beaches, or stay close and take advantage of the unique layout, which is like a holiday village built around a central swimming pool area complete with swim up bar. Reception services are 24 hours, and the resort offers plenty to do with a world class spa, terrace dining, live entertainment and a full programme of activities. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6 and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Games room, Billiards, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

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Royal Goan Beach Club at Monterio Goa

+91 832 671 6200

3820

Goa

+91 832 672 5300/33

4129

Located in the town of Bardez and near the Arpora River, the Royal Goan Beach Club at Monterio is just 10 minutes’ walk to Baga Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in Goa. There is plenty to see and do in the area, which is renowned for its beaches, places of worship, Portuguese inspired architecture and exotic markets. River cruises, fishing and boating are also available, while onsite the resort’s facilities include two swimming pools, restaurant, workout room, games room and a convenience store. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6 and have partial kitchens. This tropical area has been called a ‘biodiversity hotspot’ due to the abundance of flora and fauna.

Situated between the sparkling Arabian Sea and the tropical river Sal in a region known for its spectacular beaches, this resort is a short walk from the beautiful white sands of Cavelossim Beach, and can arrange activities nearby including bungee jumping, white water rafting, fishing and dolphin spotting. Its central feature is a three tier swimming pool with sunken bar surrounded by landscaped gardens and waterfalls as well as water slides, Jacuzzi and children’s pool. Onsite there is also a fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms, spa offering Ayurvedic treatments and a variety of dining options. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6, many with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Spa, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant, Sauna

Club Mahindra Varca Beach, Goa Goa

+91 832 274 4555/6/7

4883

Club Mahindra Varca Beach is located in the south of Goa, a paradise of sunny beaches, medieval towns and traditional villages. Other attractions include monuments, churches, temples and a fascinating flea market at Anjuna Beach. You can also visit Chapora Fort, an historic fortress sited at the top of a hill and offering wonderful panoramic views. This resort has its own sandy beach as well as two onsite swimming pools, spa, sauna, fitness centre, games room and a restaurant offering Indian, Chinese, Continental and traditional Goan cuisine. Accommodation comprises luxurious hotel rooms sleeping 2 with no kitchens and studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6 with partial kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Fitness centre, Games room, Restaurant

Vista do Rio Goa

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Royal Goan Beach Club at Haathi Mahal

+91 832 241 2939/0924

Sun Village Goa

+91 832 226 9103

4891

Set on a quiet hillside on the outskirts of Arpora Village and Baga Beach with sweeping views of the lush hills and village paddy fields, this resort offers the perfect mix of fun, excitement and relaxation. There are a number of lovely beaches within walking distance, and nearby attractions also include Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chapora Fortress and the Anjuna Flea Market. The resort’s onsite facilities include two swimming pools, health club with gym, steam room and Jacuzzi, Ayurvedic centre and three restaurants. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

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Lotus Suites, Goa Goa

+91 832 277 1175

5743

Nestled in the serene surroundings of Alto Porvorim, Vista do Rio has a blend of Spanish and Indian architecture combined with elegance and comfort to provide a perfect holiday environment. The resort offers easy access to Goa’s fabulous beaches, and you can visit nearby Bom Jesus Basilica and the shrine of Saint Francis Xavier as well as explore a number of temples and the Portuguese architecture of old Goa. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, sauna, games room and restaurant, and the resort’s accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6 and have partial kitchens.

Lotus Suites, Goa is idyllically located just five minutes’ walk from Benaulim Beach on the beautiful coastline of south Goa. There are a number of great restaurants in the area, and the resort is also a good base for exploring the attractions of Goa, from modern shops, casino and nightlife to traditional markets, ancient shrines and historic temples. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on the western tip of the island contains a huge variety of birds and plants and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. The resort’s onsite facilities include a large swimming pool and a bar and restaurant that serves snacks and mini meals. Accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom apartments that sleep 3-4, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Bar, Car rental


Averina Beach Club Goa

5890

+91 832 287 1303/0000

Averina Beach Club is spread over 25 acres amid landscaped gardens and sprawling lawns in southern Goa, offering direct access to the lovely white sands of Mobor Beach. The resort, built in traditional architectural style, has two restaurants, coffee shop and bar overlooking the sea. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre with steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, beautician and a yoga centre. Entertainment includes themed evenings, casino and disco, and windsurfing, parasailing and water skiing can also be arranged. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 3-6 with fridge, toaster and coffee maker but no kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Shopping, Tennis, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Casino, Games room, Restaurant

Sterling Green Vistas, Munnar Munnar

Madikeri

+91 827 222 0310/1

7703

This resort provides the perfect base to explore the exotic Coorg region with its verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests. One of the most beautiful hill stations in India, it is the ideal place for outdoor activities, with some of the most stunning hiking trails in Asia as well as opportunities for fishing and white water rafting. Back at the resort you can relax at the pool, visit the Ayurvedic spa or enjoy dinner at one of three onsite restaurants. Accommodation is comprised of hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens and studio and one bedroom units that sleep 3-4 and have partial kitchen facilties.

Swimming pool, Spa, Games room, Billiards, Restaurant

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+91 486 824 9206/8

Club Mahindra Kodagu Valley, Coorg

Club Mahindra Lake View, Munnar Munnar

+91 486 824 9290/224

4800

Located at the base of Devikulam Mountain in the charming village of Chinnakanal, this resort gives guests the chance to truly experience this lovely area. Munnar is known for its tea and cardamom plantations, misty valleys and low clouds, and visitors enjoy its natural beauty, flora and fauna by trekking, parasailing, hot air ballooning or on elephant safaris. The resort is a wonderful base for families, with bonfires, party games and music keeping the atmosphere lively at weekends and a restaurant serving authentic Keralan cuisine. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 3-6 and have partial kitchens.

This resort is an exquisite five star property located at the scenic hill station of Munnar, offering panoramic views of the surrounding tea estates, picturesque lake and mist clad mountains. The natural environment is ideal for hikers and there’s a variety of exotic flora in the forests and grasslands. Resort activities include a pool, boating, spa facilities, games room, hiking and guided tours of the region, and the onsite restaurant serves a variety of international cuisine. Accommodation comprises hotel rooms for 2 with no kitchens, and studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6 and have partial kitchens.

Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Spa, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Shopping, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

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Asia Pacific Exciting, energetic, enthralling – just a few of the words you could use to describe the tantalising thrill of Asia.

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Thailand’s capital Bangkok is an eclectic mix of modernity, regal history and the most welcoming people. Take the efficient Skytrain or a ferry along the Chao Phraya River to avoid the city’s busy streets – or try its famed tuk-tuks for a wild ride. Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise of malls and markets, while culture vultures will adore the Grand Palace and serenity of Wat Pho, home to the Reclining Buddha. Pattaya, south east of Bangkok, has fabulous beaches, restaurants and nightlife. While there don’t miss The Sanctuary of Truth, a gigantic wooden temple celebrating all religions and beliefs. Sarawak Sarawak

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Asia is renowned for its bustling cities – exhilarating hubs of commerce and history – and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are perfect examples. Hanoi’s famed for its French colonial elegance while Ho

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Chi Minh City sports its history in fine museums. The famed island of the Gods, Bali in Indonesia, has a diverse landscape with mountains, ravines and volcanoes providing a delectable backdrop to its calm sandy beaches. With world class restaurants and more than 20,000 temples and palaces, Bali’s abundant culinary and cultural heritage really shines. Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is a thriving, modern city with spectacular architecture such as the Petronas Towers, yet it has retained many of its historical buildings. The city also has plenty of tranquil spots including the lush green Lake Gardens. With white sand beaches and palm trees swaying on a warm breeze, Langkawi typifies the tropical Far East. As a duty free destination, it’s great for shopping. If you want a day out try Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls or Seven Wells, a waterfall named after the seven natural pools which adorn it. Slow the pace amid the glorious white sand beaches and crystal clear waters that


Pictured clockwise from far left: Boats moored at Phi-Phi Island in Thailand; Buddha grottoes in China; the iconic Great Wall of China; Petronas Towers and the futuristic skyline of Kuala Lumpur; waterfall near the city of Iligan, Mindanao, Philippines; Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park in Bali; cyclos in Hanoi, Vietnam

surround The Philippines’ 7,107 islands and islets. The Malate district of Philippine capital Manila has excellent restaurants, nightlife and shopping. The oldest part of Manila, Intramuros is also called the Walled City. This historical enclave is almost completely surrounded by a four-kilometre long circuit of walls and fortifications, making it a wonderful place to visit. For a fabulous day out of the city, head to the waterfalls and river rapids at Pagsanjan.

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CHINA

Hangzhou

The rural areas of Shanxi, Gansu and Qinghai lie deep in China’s hinterland. Shanxi Province in north eastern China is located to the east of the Yellow River and is best visited between May and October. Gansu borders Mongolia and is blessed with desert, glacial landscapes and sights like Mogao Caves, a well preserved Buddhist art palace and staging post along the ancient Silk Road. Ningxia’s Sand Lake is home to more than one million birds and is the best place for birdwatching in China. Meanwhile Qinghai on the Tibetan Plateau has the largest saltwater lake in China.

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Blg-Beijing Longtou Apartment Beijing, China

+86 10 87359095

7589

Hangzhou, China

+86 571 82656888

A312

Located in the centre of Beijing, this hotel resort offers easy access to this fascinating city and is only about 8km from Tiananmen Square and the incredible Forbidden City. Other sights and attractions nearby include the Great Wall of China, imperial palaces, gardens, temples and the national stadium, built for the 2008 Olympic Games. There are also shopping opportunities on Silk Street, and a variety of places to eat and drink. The resort also has its own restaurant and games room, and its accommodation is comprised of hotel rooms sleeping 2 with no kitchen facilities, and one bedroom units that sleep 2 and have full kitchens.

Set in the heart of the business district of Hangzhou, this full service hotel is designed for your enjoyment, comfort and convenience. Located in a region known for its world class silk, the hotel is less than 15km from the ancient and scenic Hangzhou with its picturesque West Lake, and 13km from the famous Si Ji Qing Clothing Market, which is great for bargain hunters. The resort’s onsite facilities include a fitness centre, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and a selection of restaurants serving a range of food including Fujian and Hangzhou-style dishes, seafood, Japanese and Italian. Its comfortable hotel rooms sleep 2 people and have no kitchen facilities.

Spa, Restaurant, Salon, Games room, ATM

Shopping, Car rental, Games room, Currency exchange

HNA @ Kangle Garden Hainan Xing Long, Hainan, China

+86 898 62568888

8586

HIVC @ Luguhu Holiday Hotel Liangshan state, Sichuan, China

+86 834 6391111

A533

This resort is the biggest 5 star hot spring and golf resort in Asia, and is located in the famous Xinglong Hot Spring Traveling City, just one hours’ drive from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Famed for the healing effects of its rich natural mineral waters, Xinglong Hot Spring has all the ingredients for a healthy holiday including massage, gymnasium, spas and swimming pools. Water temperatures at the outdoor hot spring remain near 60 degrees all year round and are believed to have a curative effect on arthritis and skin disorders. The wide range of facilities also includes a 54-hole professional golf course. The resort’s hotel and one bedroom units sleep 2 and have no kitchens.

Located near the water’s edge on the banks of the crystal clear Luguhu Lake, this resort is built in a Mosuo architectural style unique to this region, which features unspoilt natural beauty surrounded by mountains and is perfect for a peaceful getaway. As well as the chance to relax, the resort offers a range of onsite activities including boating or fishing on Luguhu Lake, golfing against a mountainous backdrop, or relaxing at the health club in the sauna or hot tub. At mealtime you can enjoy a variety of dishes at the onsite restaurant. The resort’s hotel units sleep 2 and have no kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Laundry facilities, Car rental, Restaurant, Tennis, Golf – driving range, Entertainment, Amusement parks, Childcare

Boating, Fishing, Playground, Golf, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Steam room, Sauna, Fitness centre, Laundry facilities, Car rental, Restaurant, Shopping

Tai-Pan Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

+66 2 2609888

5216

The Tai-Pan Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of Bangkok, a prime location that provides easy access for travelling around this exciting city, which has an array of fabulous sights including the Grand Palace, Chinatown, Damnoen Saduak floating market, a variety of ancient temples and exciting contemporary attractions such as the neon-filled Soi Cowboy district. The hotel itself offers a range of onsite facilities including outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, restaurant, bar, wifi internet and more, while its accommodation is comprised of studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 guests, all equipped with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Car rental

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FVC @ Xiaoshan International Hotel

UVC @ Noble Remix Thonglor Bangkok, Thailand

+66 2 1600900

C726

World famous Bangkok, known as the ‘City of Angels’, offers a fabulous array of attractions such as the Grand Palace temple, Chao Phraya River cruises and major shopping complexes including Chatuchak, Asia’s largest outdoor market. Noble Remix Thonglor puts you right in the heart of the city, with easy access to an array of restaurants and entertainment centres as well as the Bangkok Skytrain. The dazzling high rise resort offers the ultimate in comfort and convenience, including a fitness studio, infinity pool, sauna, sun deck and roof garden. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with mini or full kitchen facilities. Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Bar/lounge, Playground, Laundry facilities


Chateau Dale Beach Resort Pattaya, Thailand

+66 38 364148

5719

Sigma Resort Club (South Pattaya) Pattaya, Thailand

+66 38 231226

1300

Chateau Dale Beach Resort enjoys a superb setting between the famous Thai holiday city of Pattaya and the fabulous Jomtien Beaches, and gives easy access to both. The beaches are perfect for sun seekers and watersport enthusiasts as well as for expeditions to nearby islands. Pattaya offers a variety of shopping, live entertainment, restaurants and nightclubs, and there are a number of challenging golf courses in the area. The capital city of Bangkok is less than two hours away using the new expressway. Onsite facilities at the resort include swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and snack bar, while the air conditioned one bedroom apartments sleep 4 guests, have partial kitchen facilities and large balconies.

This beachfront resort is an excellent place to take in the sun, waves, and beautiful waters of Thailand. Sigma Resort Club is in a quiet area near the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Siam, an area perfect for watersports and sunbathing. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, or you can visit the exciting city of Bangkok, which is only two hours’ drive away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a private beach, swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, exercise equipment and a wonderful restaurant. Accommodation is in luxurious studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 guests. Some units have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna

LHC @ Boathouse Hua Hin Hua Hin, Thailand

+66 32 442262

A520

UVC @ Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences Hua Hin, Thailand

+66 21 600900

C725

Located near the Thai King’s Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin close to the coast and Gulf of Thailand, LHC @ Boathouse Hua Hin is a new resort just minutes’ away from the local attractions. It is part of a modern complex that contains a variety of amenities and facilities including fitness centre, hot tub, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, playground and tennis courts. There is also a variety of shopping and dining opportunities available nearby. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 guests and have full kitchens. Bangkok, Thailand’s fascinating capital, is only two hours’ drive away and makes for an exciting day out.

Just 2.5 hour’s drive from Bangkok, this resort is located in Hua Hin, a romantic and elegant holiday destination with lovely seaside houses, villas and vintage summer palaces, and a charming, old-world feel exemplified by such marvels as its railway station and the majestic Maruekhathaiyawan Palace. Located in the heart of Hua Hin, the resort is set on 90 metres of beachfront, with a colourful Moroccan garden that contains flowing waterways, an Infinity-edge swimming lagoon, waterpark, children’s pool with slide and a playground. The resort’s one bedroom units sleep 4 and feature contemporary Marrakech design with a vintage touch and mini kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Games room, Playground

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Playground, Laundry facilities

Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort Phuket, Thailand

+66 76 271853

8715

Patong Bay Garden Phuket, Thailand

+66 76 340297/8

C389

Situated in the heart of Laguna Phuket, this exclusive resort mixes the comfort of home with the fun of a luxury resort in a stunning location with tropical sunsets, white sandy beaches and superb hospitality. Here you can dive in the Andaman Sea, golf at world class courses, take part in exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, relax at rejuvenating spas, ride atop a majestic elephant or take a cruise around mystical Phang Nga Bay. If you prefer to simply relax, then the resort’s pool and delightful location opposite tranquil lagoons and lush greenery will help you do just that. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 and have full kitchen facilities.

Patong Bay Garden Resort is a family owned and operated hotel on the shimmering white sands of Patong Bay in Phuket. One of a select few hotels with direct access to the beach, the resort is an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing holiday of sun, sand and sea. It also offers a range of facilities and activities that blend seamlessly with the renowned Thai charm and hospitality to ensure a peaceful and memorable stay. The resort is also idyllically located to enjoy Patong’s famous nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Accommodation ranges from hotel units for 2 with no kitchens, to one bedroom units sleeping 4 with partial kitchens and two bedroom units sleeping 4 with mini kitchens.

Swimming pool, Golf, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Childcare, Laundry facilities, Car rental

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Astoria Plaza Suites Pasig City, Philippines

+63 2 9100555

7773

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

+84 030 3658188

A544

Astoria Plaza Suites in Pasig City offers a unique holiday in the heart of the Philippines, with the city’s many attractions on your doorstep, including parks and playgrounds, huge shopping malls and excellent dining with music and live entertainment. Further afield you can explore Luzon, the largest of the islands that make up this nation, which has spectacular mountains, central plains, lakes, volcanoes and a coast dotted with caves and sandy beaches. After a day enjoying the sun, surf, diving, golf, spas and more, you can relax in the resort’s spacious accommodation and extensive onsite facilities. Accommodation is in studio units for 2 with no kitchens, and one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6 with full kitchens.

This resort is dramatically located on the edge of the Van Long Nature Reserve, a primeval tropical forest in Vietnam’s ancient royal capital of Ninh Binh, with much of its building credited to King Le Dai Hanh of the tenth century dynasty. The resort itself is styled with traditional Vietnamese elements in architecture and furnishings, as well as cutting edge enhancements and guest comforts. As well as having much to see nearby, the resort, an eco friendly property offering the ultimate in relaxation. Its range of onsite amenities includes a wave pool, poolside bar, sports facilities and a spa offering a range of treatments.

Swimming pool, Spa, Salon, Children’s activities, Entertainment, Bowling alley, Laundry facilities, Car rental, Restaurant

Wave pool, Poolside bar, Spa, Steam room, Sports courts, Games room, Children’s activities, Film rental

Greenhill Resort Pahang, Malaysia

+60 5 4914371

3196

Berjaya Tioman Resort Pahang, Malaysia

+60 9 4191000

2864

Located at the top of a hill and offering a panoramic view of Tanah Rata town and the surrounding hills, Greenhill Resort is a stunning resort built in a Tudor style with a unique design and beautiful landscaped gardens. The resort is a good base for exploring the myriad attractions of the Cameron Highlands, which include tea estates, market square, Buddhist temple, rose garden, butterfly, vegetable, mushroom and strawberry farms. There is also an 18 hole public golf course nearby, as well as a lake, squash courts, nightclub and range of restaurants. The resort’s three-bedroom units sleep 6 and have partial kitchens.

Located on the paradise island of Pulau Tioman with tropical forests, coral reefs and fascinating wildlife, this luxurious resort offers a host of amenities for a wonderful holiday. Set in over 200 acres of land, it boasts a marine park, variety of watersports, sunset cruises, 18 hole golf course, treatment spa, jungle trekking, three swimming pools, fishing trips, sauna, beach volleyball and more. The area is especially popular for snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, and fishing, and lessons are available at the resort. There are also a number of fine restaurants onsite, and accommodation is in hotel and one bedroom units sleeping 2-4 guests with no kitchens.

Tennis

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Spa, Entertainment, Tennis, Windsurfing, Boating, Fishing, Games room

Tioman Island Resort Pahang, Malaysia

+60 9 4191909

4166

Tioman Island Resort is located on Pulau Tioman, one of 64 volcanic islands on the South China Sea. The perfect place to relax, the island is also popular with marine enthusiasts as there are kilometres of colourful underwater worlds to explore. Nature lovers can also enjoy trekking or venturing to a neighbouring island for a picnic. Within walking distance of the water’s edge, the resort is a perfect holiday paradise offering an extensive range of amenities including swimming pool with poolside bar, spa and sauna. Activities available nearby include snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, fishing, boating, tennis, volleyball and golf. The resort’s two bedroom units sleep 4 guests and all have mini kitchens.

Swimming pool, Sauna, Volleyball, Cycling, Games room

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Emeralda Ninh Binh

Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort Pahang, Malaysia

+60 3 61013015

4919

There’s something for everyone at Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, perched high on a hilltop some 3,000 feet above sea level, with an incredible array of activities and amenities onsite, including a wide range of sporting and entertainment facilities. In addition to swimming, golf, tennis, horse riding and other sports, there’s a 24 hour casino, indoor and outdoor theme parks, theatres and more. You can also explore further afield, as the resort is just 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Accommodation is comprised of luxurious two and three bedroom units that sleep 6 guests, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Golf, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Sauna, Horse riding, Jacuzzi, Games room


KL Plaza Suites Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+60 3 21169999

2869

Palace of the Golden Horses Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+60 3 89432333

A521

KL Plaza Suites is part of Fahrenheit 88, a major shopping, dining, residential and office complex located within the Bukit Bintang and Golden Triangle tourist attractions. The resort gives easy access to the many famous sights of Kuala Lumpur, including Independence Square, the Istana Budaya, National Palace, Kuala Lumpur Tower and National Museum, while Fahrenheit 88 offers a wealth of trendy shops, dining and entertainment options. Onsite facilities at the resort include pool, sauna, squash and exercise equipment, and accommodation is in hotel rooms for 2 guests with no kitchen facilities and two and three bedroom units sleeping 4-6 guests with full kitchens.

Tagged as Asia’s most extraordinary hotel, this award winning luxury resort is just 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur and has a distinctive Moorish and Malaysian architecture and equestrian theme. It offers an outstanding variety of dining and entertainment options, as well as a comprehensive health screening service, scenic joggers’ track, landscaped swimming pool, equestrian club, executive fitness centre and a Tanjung wellness spa for rejuvenation and relaxation. Onsite facilities also include a Chinese and Indian restaurant. The resort’s accommodation is in hotel and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 guests and have coffee and tea making facilities but no kitchens.

Swimming pool, Shopping, Squash, Sauna, Nightclub, ATM

Swimming pool, Lake, Entertainment, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Restaurant, Car rental

Penang Times Square-Birch The Plaza Penang, Malaysia

+60 17 8057217

C440

Located in the heart of Georgetown and close to the Penang Times Square shopping mall, Birch The Plaza is a contemporary apartment complex ideally located to make the most of this popular area, and is close to a number of restaurants and other shopping malls including Gama, Prangin Mall, Komtar, 1st Avenue and more. Other attractions within a short drive include Penang Hill, Batu Ferringhi, Kek Lok Si Temple, Botanic Gardens and The Floating Mosque. Boasting a wide array of amenities and conveniences, the resort offers the ideal opportunity to shop, dine and play, all under one roof. Its two and three bedroom units sleep 6-8 guests and have partial kitchen facilities.

Selangor, Malaysia

+60 3 31823636

Sarawak, Malaysia

+60 82 846999

C702

This resort is idyllically located in Sarawak, which has the world’s richest and most diverse ecosystem, with pristine underwater marine life, untouched coral reefs, ancient rainforest canopies and the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia. Located on Teluk Bandung’s Sandy Beach facing the South China Sea and comprising 36 hectares of sea frontage, the resort is nestled within the world’s oldest tropical rainforest just 40 minutes’ drive from Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak. Local attractions and activities include a culture village, jungle trekking, golf, night fishing, night walk, beach football and team building activities. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of air conditioned hotel, studio and one bedroom units sleeping 4-5 with no kitchens. Swimming pool, Boating, Tennis, Squash, Games room, Childcare, Salon, Laundry facilities, Car rental

Swimming pool, Sauna, Games room, Playground, Shopping

Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas & Spa

Damai Beach Resort

A540

Risata Bali Resort & Spa Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 753340

3691

This stunning resort stretches out from the Sepang coastline, almost 1km into the sheltered waters of the Straits of Malacca with 392 luxuriously appointed sea villas that shape a palm tree. Its onsite facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, variety of dining venues and bars, boutiques and a spa. This five star property also sits in a perfect location that allows diving, watersports, excursions, snorkelling and many other recreational activities. All the spacious, air conditioned sea villas are raised on stilts, and feature full length windows, private decks and free wifi. The studio and two bedroom units sleep 2-4 guests and have no kitchens.

Risata Bali Resort & Spa is ideally located to make the most of this lovely tropical island where sandy beaches, active volcanoes, tropical forests and crater lakes are among the natural attractions. It is also a great place to unwind, with the Sukha Spa offering a full selection of spa and salon treatments. Other resort amenities include swimming pool, gymnasium, children’s playground and restaurant, and there is a shuttle bus to take you the short distance to the shops in downtown Kuta. Accommodation ranges from hotel rooms and studios sleeping 2 up to three bedroom units for 8 guests. Most of the one and two bedroom units have partial kitchens, while three bedroom units have full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Poolside bar, Spa, Sauna, Steam room, Fitness centre, Sports courts, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Gym, Restaurant, Playground, Car rental

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Royal Bali Beach Club at Candidasa Bali, Indonesia

+62 363 41021

Royal Bali Beach Club at Jimbaran Bay Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 701737

5254

This resort is dramatically located at Balina Beach on the outskirts of Candidasa with coral-filled seas on one side and active volcanoes on the other. The location is ideal for snorkelling and fishing, there are good restaurants and beaches in the area, and it’s also a good base from which to explore the island. The resort offers a uniquely Balinese ambience, with traditional architecture, modern comforts and daily cultural activities combining to make it one of the best places to discover the real Bali. Its onsite facilities include swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, glass bottomed boat for viewing sea life and a restaurant that hosts regular entertainment. Accommodation is in studio, one and two bedroom suites that sleep 2-6 guests and all have partial kitchens.

This luxury hotel on Bali’s upscale Jimbaran Bay offers guests an attractive beachfront setting in a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere only five minutes from one of the most attractive beaches in Bali, making it a peaceful link between the shopping and nightlife hubs of Kuta and Nusa Dua. Royal Bali Beach Club at Jimbaran Bay offers an exclusive and private holiday, the resort’s lovely small private pool complementing the lush colourful garden area creating an ideal place to relax. Accommodation is comprised of luxurious Balinese style one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8 guests, all of which have partial kitchens and their own private balconies or courtyards.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant, Childcare, Playground

Swimming pool, Restaurant, Snack bar, Laundry facilities

The Grand Bali – Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 776688

5450

RVC @ Ivory Seminyak Resort and Spa Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 8475470

C385

This luxurious boutique hotel, combining Hindu Balinese philosophy with modern international facilities and services, is located in luxurious Nusa Dua, yet in the heart of the Bualu village, making it ideal for the attractions of the area. Just minutes away from the resort, the ‘beaches club’ offers sun worshippers a relaxing, private area for sunbathing and watersports activities, while onsite you can enjoy facilities including swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi and fitness centre. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of studio units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 guests with partial kitchens.

Ivory Resort Seminyak and Spa is an ideal base from which to explore the enchanting culture, fascinating traditions and beautiful natural scenery of Bali. The resort is located in the charming town of Seminyak, a quiet yet stylish area of local villages and idyllic views across paddy fields. The resort’s Ivory Spa offers beauty treatments, wellness and relaxation at their best. Male and female specific treatments and anti-aging aesthetic treatments are also available. Additional onsite facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchens, and studio and two bedroom units sleeping 2-5 with mini kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Car rental, Jacuzzi

Swimming pool, Spa, Restaurant, Laundry facilities

RVC at Hotel Rama Candidasa Bali, Indonesia

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+62 363 41974

6920

Royal Bali Beach Club at Sanur Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 281717

C386

Located in Candidasa on Bali’s eastern coast, this resort is far away from the crowds on a picturesque, private beach. Here you can enjoy mountain trekking and watersports, and swimmers can choose between the shimmering ocean waters or the resort’s pool, set between the gardens and the deep blue sea. Onsite facilities also include Indonesian style massage and other healing treatments, spa and an international restaurant, while nearby attractions include Tirtagangga Royal Watergarden and Bali Bubbles Dive Centre. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio and bungalow style one bedroom units that sleep 2-4 guests. There are no kitchen facilities.

Located in Sanur, Bali’s biggest traditional village and one of the most established tourist areas, this resort offers easy access to a range of activities and attractions from fine restaurants and modern entertainment, traditional village drama and dance to the Bali Safari Marine Park or the Bali Zoo Park. It is also a great starting point to enjoy the Island Tour Area including Kintamani, Lake Batur, Puri Tirta Empul, Bedugul, Tanah lot and Botanical Garden. Other nearby attractions include shops, restaurants, beach and marina offering a range of watersports. The resort offers studio and one bedroom units for 2-4 with partial kitchens, and two bedroom units sleeping 6 with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Spa, Boating, Fishing, Car rental

Swimming pool, Spa, Bar/lounge, Playground, Car rental, Laundry facilities


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Australasia Between the huge landmass of Australia and the glorious North and South Islands of New Zealand it’s almost impossible to know where to start in describing the bountiful attractions of Australasia. Australia has nearly every type of holiday experience you could wish for and an extraordinary mix of landscapes. This vast country has stunning scenery and you’ll find the relaxed way of life here ensures taking it easy is all the more natural. The south of the country is where this fine lifestyle starts taking shape. Melbourne, at the heart of Victoria, is a shoppers’ paradise while the St Kilda seashore is great for live music. Victoria’s natural attractions unravel on its staggering coast where the Great Ocean Road takes in delightful towns and perfect peninsulas alongside standout landmarks like the 12 Apostles. Australia’s story continues in sophisticated Sydney, famed for its Opera House and magnificent Harbour Bridge. Then there are smaller seaside cities like Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour, which lie

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north of Sydney, defined by scenic drives, nature trails and mountain scenery. There are few places in the world more aptly named than the Gold Coast, in Queensland, with 57 kilometres of dazzling coastline. The city has a great annual calendar of events from arts, film and music festivals to surfing and canoeing competitions. And while you’re in Australia’s most tropical state, why not head north to Cairns and take in one of the world’s finest dive spots. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef taking in over 3,000 individual reef systems, an abundance of marine life and hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the most beautiful sun soaked beaches. Being much smaller than Australia, New Zealand is easier to navigate and so it’s possible to see even more of its

magnificence. It’s a country where you’ll find adrenalin pumping experiences year round from bungee jumping to skiing. Queenstown is the centre of the most extreme action in New Zealand but it’s also where the country’s majestic beauty starts to reveal itself with towering mountains and the crystal clear Lake Wakatipu.

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Auckland, Christchurch and its capital Wellington are vibrant, characterful urban centres with the lifestyle trappings of the very best world class cities – from museums, galleries and concerts to fine dining. But it’s New Zealand’s countryside that is most impressive. Its mountains, lakes and

extraordinary landscapes have a hypnotic magic and demand much attention. There are many ways to soak up New Zealand’s countryside and one of the most exhilarating is to travel by train on one of the many scenic routes that criss cross this wonderful country.

AUSTRALIA

Bargara Brisbane Coolangatta Advancetown

Perth

Pictured clockwise from far left: Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia; Maori carving at Rotorua, New Zealand; beautiful Milford Sound in New Zealand; Wellington Cable Car and skyline, New Zealand; Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia Below: Native Koala in Australia; Inferno Crater Lake in Waimangu, New Zealand

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Don Pancho Beach Resort Bargara, Queensland

+61 07 41301000

1168

Noosa Heads, Queensland

+61 07 54475377

1036

Located on the sandy shores of Kelly’s Beach along Australia’s Gold Coast, Don Pancho Beach Resort is only 16km east of Bundaberg and the start of the Great Barrier Reef, and along the coast you can sometimes see humpback whales and giant turtles. The resort has a host of onsite amenities including bar, bicycle hire, pool, spa and tennis court, while there are shopping centres, cafés, restaurants, walking trails, golf, water activities, cruises and a wide range of entertainment options all nearby. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6, with a mix of partial, mini and full kitchens.

Club Noosa sits on top of Noosa Hill overlooking Laguna Bay, within walking distance of some fabulous beaches and with easy access to nearby attractions such as The Big Pineapple, Macadamia Nut Plantation and Eumundi, where Queensland architecture, restaurants and craft shops abound. Also nearby is Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, spa, tennis courts and landscaped gardens with waterfall and ponds. It also offers fine dining and a rooftop terrace with spectacular views of Noosa Heads. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom units that sleep 6-8, all with full kitchens and balconies.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Bar, Fishing, Games room

Swimming pool, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Squash

Sandy Point Beach Resort Labrador, Queensland

+61 07 55990909

1815

As well as being right by the sea, Sandy Point Beach Resort in Labrador is ideally located within minutes of an array of holiday attractions including SeaWorld, the Marina Mirage and Versace, beach, restaurants and outlet shopping. The boutiques and cafés of Surfers Paradise are also nearby, as is Broadwater with its fishing and watersports, beaches, bike trails, walking paths and lagoon. The resort also offers a range of onsite facilities including pool, tennis court, fitness room, sauna, hot tub, games room and playground. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses that sleep 6-8, with full kitchens.

Tiki Village International Surfers Paradise, Queensland

+61 07 55825555

Cedar Lake Country Resort Advancetown, Queensland

+61 07 55332255

0168

This exciting resort is packed with activities and adventure for the whole family. Here you can enjoy making your own barbecue, biking, bushwalking, tennis, swimming in the beautiful outdoor pools, two spa pools, canoeing, paddleboats, horse riding and mini golf. There is also a children’s pool and play area, and the resort has its own full service bar and bistro. There are plenty of attractions nearby too, including the white sandy beaches and shopping areas of Surfers Paradise, just 30 minutes’ drive away. The resort is comprised of spacious two bedroom apartments that sleep 6 with full kitchens and breathtaking views of the coast and hinterlands. Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Horse riding, Tennis, Lake, Boating, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

228

Club Noosa

0952

Mariner Shores Resort Miami, Queensland

+61 07 55352177

1726

Tiki Village International is situated on the Nerang River at the heart of Australia’s Gold Coast with amazing beauty and a range of activities on your doorstep, including surfing, water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, sail boarding and fishing as well as golf, tennis, squash and hiking. Superb shopping, nightlife, restaurants, attractions and theme parks are all within walking distance, while onsite amenities include boating, fishing, sauna and a large pool. The resort’s accommodation is comprised of one bedroom units that sleep 4 guests, each with spa and full kitchen, and offering terrific views of the Gold Coast and the Nerang River.

Located opposite Burleigh Beach with the Burleigh Heads National Park and a multitude of restaurants and surf clubs all accessible via beachside walking and cycle paths, Mariner Shores Resort is an ideal holiday retreat on Queensland’s popular Gold Coast. Here you’ll find kilometres of beaches, shopping, nightlife, restaurants, casino, watersports and more, making it an incredible holiday destination. The resort has a range of onsite facilities to add to the mix, including indoor pool, spa, sauna, tennis, mini golf course and even an air conditioned cinema. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Fishing, Boating

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room


Beach House Seaside Resort Coolangatta, Queensland

+61 07 55902111

1483

Boambee Bay Resort Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

+61 02 66532700

1803

Beach House Seaside Resort is an idyllic location on Marine Parade directly across from the magnificent Coolangatta Beach, known for its spectacular surfing conditions and stunning scenery. In addition to 64km of beach, the region is home to nearly 250,000 acres of rainforest, and these natural wonders are complemented by theme parks, golfing greens, shopping centres and restaurants. Onsite you can also enjoy a stroll in the resort’s landscaped gardens, unwind by the pool or treat yourself to a pampering session at the spa. The resort’s accommodation comprises two bedroom apartments sleeping 4-6, with full kitchens.

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Coffs Harbour, Boambee Bay Resort offers one of the most attractive holiday destinations on the northern coast of New South Wales. Bordered by Boambee Creek, you’ll find fishing, canoeing and hiking right at your door and a number of national parks, nature reserves and marine parks nearby. Hunter Valley, with its wineries and scenic lake and river cruises, is one of many excursion options, and the exciting city of Sydney is just 6 hours’ drive away. The resort’s onsite facilities include a magnificent lagoon style pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, mini golf, tennis, squash and basketball courts. Its two bedroom apartments all sleep 6 and have full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Shopping, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room

Port Pacific Resort

Seashells Beachfront Resort

Port Macquarie, New South Wales

+61 02 65838099

1816

Hallidays Point, New South Wales

+61 02 65592779

3952

Located in the heart of Port Macquarie, Port Pacific Resort is the perfect base for exploring the beaches, wineries, wildlife and art galleries of the mid north coast of New South Wales. Within 1.5km of the resort guests can enjoy scuba diving, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing and boating, a golf course is 5km away, and shops and restaurants are within walking distance. The resort has a heated swimming pool, children’s wading pool, gym, sauna, indoor and outdoor spas, half tennis court and offers free use of kayaks, sailboards and catamarans. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Seashells Beachfront Resort is idyllically located where the bush meets the sea in an area that includes pristine beaches, crystal clear lakes, national parks and rainforests. Stroll along the magnificent beach, take part in watersports, go dolphin and whale watching or simply relax and enjoy the stunning rock formations at the foot of Diamond Beach. The resort’s range of onsite facilities includes a large swimming pool and toddlers’ wading pool, beach with watersports, fully equipped gym and spa, tennis and squash courts and miniature golf. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Entertainment, Tennis, Games room, Playground

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Playground

The Moorings Tomakin, New South Wales

+61 02 44717500

1174

Mansfield Country Resort Mansfield, Victoria

+61 03 57757200

0827

Situated on the Tomago River in New South Wales, The Moorings offers a great holiday for boaters, anglers and people wanting an active or relaxing break. A marina adjoins the resort, providing direct access to the sea and one of Australia’s best game fishing areas, while a variety of watersports are also available at nearby beaches and the resort’s stocked fishing lake. Nearby attractions include Tilba Winery, Birdland Nature Village, Mogo Zoo and Pebbly Beach, while the resort offers a range of onsite facilities including heated swimming pool, tennis court and spa. The resort’s two bedroom apartments sleep 6 and have partial kitchens.

Located in Mansfield in the foothills of the ‘Australian Alps’, this resort is ideally placed for the ski centre at Mount Buller, while in summer, nearby Lake Eildon offers fishing and water skiing, and there’s trail biking, horse riding and four wheel driving all available in the bushland around Mansfield. The local townships also offer the chance to explore history, wineries and regional festivals, while the resort has a wide range of onsite facilities including swimming pool, children’s pool, spa, sauna, miniature golf, gym, squash courts and more. Its accommodation comprises spacious two bedroom apartments sleeping 6 with full kitchens.

Indoor swimming pool, Lake, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Playground

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Tennis, Squash, Playground, Gym, Spa, Mini golf

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Nepean Country Club & Day Spa Rosebud, Victoria

+61 03 59869800

1169

Situated in the heart of the scenic Mornington Peninsula in 35 acres of landscaped gardens, the Nepean Country Club & Day Spa is in one of Victoria’s premier holiday areas, with a variety of attractions and pursuits including pristine beaches, trail riding, watersports, seal and dolphin watching, art galleries, craft shops, fine dining and wine tasting. Golf, boating and horse riding are also available nearby, while the resort’s onsite facilities include floodlit tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pool, spa, playground area, restaurant and café. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6, most with partial or full kitchens. The exciting sights and attractions of the city of Melbourne are just 80km away.

Busselton, Western Australia

+61 08 97523444

0908

Set right on the beach, this resort is ideal for swimmers, divers, anglers and boating enthusiasts, as well as visitors just seeking a relaxing holiday. Busselton is well known for its easygoing charm, rich heritage and spectacular sunsets, and nearby activities include fishing, horse riding, bush safaris and timber milling. The resort’s onsite facilities include indoor heated spa with sauna, solar heated swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, bowling green, mini golf, squash court and games room. You can also go whale watching from July to November. The resort’s accommodation comprises two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 6-8, all with full kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Squash, Sauna, Fishing, Restaurant, Playground

Club Paihia Bay Of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

230

+64 9 4028311

Kyneton, Victoria

0830

+61 03 54220888

Kyneton Bushland Resort is set in more than 125 acres of natural bushland on the outskirts of Kyneton, an historic gold rush town where you can shop for antiques or taste local wines. Or you can explore the central highlands, climb Hanging Rock or fish at Lauriston Reservoir or Campaspe River. The resort is the perfect place to enjoy the wonders of the Australian bush and its wildlife, and has an array of onsite facilities including swimming pool, sauna, spa, tennis, mini golf and a lake where you can canoe, fish or swim. Accommodation comprises two and three bedroom villas sleeping 6-8, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Games room, Fishing, Tennis, Playground, Lake, Mini golf

Swimming pool, Golf, Spa, Tennis, Squash, Games room, Playground

Busselton Beach Resort

Kyneton Bushland Resort

Silver Sands Resort Mandurah, Western Australia

+61 08 95357722

1171

Close to the Indian Ocean in Western Australia, the Silver Sands Resort offers guests lovely views and easy access to the pristine shores as well as a host of nearby attractions including an attractive marina area and a number of golf courses including The Links at Kennedy Bay and The Rockingham Golf Club. It is also a great base for exploring Rockingham, home of Penguin Island, as well as the lovely city of Perth, which offers a wide range of attractions from theatres and museums to shopping and dining. The resort’s onsite facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, spa, sauna, tennis courts, mini golf, games room and playground. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, all with partial kitchen facilities. Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Tennis, Squash, Games room, Playground

1374

The Pines Resort Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

+64 3 4438350

1475

This resort is located in the Northland area, where you’ll find unspoilt beaches, big game fishing, boating, swimming and diving, plus land-based pursuits such as golf, scenic hiking trails, historic attractions and some of the region’s most spectacular bushwalks. The town of Paihia offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities, while onsite you can enjoy the resort’s own restaurant as well as swimming pools, spa pools, sauna, fitness centre, gym, tennis courts and a bushwalking track that includes a magnificent orchid house. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 2-6, with partial or full kitchen facilities.

The Pines Resort is beautifully located just a short walk from the heart of Wanaka and its varied attractions including a number of ski runs and Lake Wanaka itself, whose crystal clear waters reflect the snow capped mountains. From watersports to wine and art tours, relaxing on the beach to fishing pristine waters, The Pines Resort will help you make the most of this lovely region. Onsite facilities include heated pool, spa pool and sauna, half tennis court and mini golf. The resort’s spacious two bedroom apartments all sleep 6 and have full kitchens and spa baths. Disabled access units are also available. Further afield you can visit the stunning Fiordland National Park.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Playground, Gym, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Sauna, Playground


Edgewater Club Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

1800

+64 3 4438350

Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

+64 3 4438216

C004

As its name suggests, this resort is right on the water’s edge at scenic Lake Wanaka, a popular year round destination in New Zealand’s South Island. A number of ski areas are a short drive away, while summer activities include rafting, water skiing and trout fishing. You can also enjoy a walk around the lake, or into Wanaka itself, where there are a variety of shops and eateries. The resort’s dining options include Sargoods Restaurant and the Wineglass Café, and other onsite facilities include spa, sauna, tennis courts and children’s playground. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, with full kitchens.

Set on an avenue lined with trees, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka offers a comfortable but refined base to enjoy the many delights of New Zealand’s South Island. The resort is just a short stroll from the lakeshore and only 1.5km from the heart of the village, while the surrounding area is filled with stunning scenery and a variety of sightseeing options and sporting activities including skiing during the winter or taking a cruise on Milton and Doubtful Sound in Fiordlands National Park. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and restaurant, with accommodation comprising studio units for 2 with no kitchens and one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, with partial kitchens.

Lake, Water skiing, Spa, Boating, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Restaurant, Playground

Swimming pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Tennis, Restaurant

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Caribbean As hot and colourful as the food from the region, the Caribbean islands have all the ingredients for a perfect escape.

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These tropical havens have long been popular for year round hot temperatures, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warm aquamarine seas.

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THE BAHAMAS

BERMUDA 0 200 Km

The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean’s most popular island escapes. Its fashionable city of Puerto Plata owes its name to Christopher Columbus, who named it the Silver Port due to the mesmerising colour of its sea at dusk. This historic town has many attractions to steal your attention, including San Felipe Fort, a typical example of military architecture from the 16th century which also houses a museum. Monte Isabel de Torres Park is accessible by cable car and dazzles with views of the whole region, while the Brugal Rum Distillery has tours explaining how the tipple is made. Columbus also founded the island’s first settlement and the first town of the New World, La Isabela, around 50 kilometres west of Puerto Plata. The town is famed for many other firsts – the first wharf, first Christian cemetery and the island’s first church where the first mass was conducted. Punta Cana in the east of the Dominican Republic has 40km of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, so why not sink your feet into the powder white sand and relax with a book, or take to the aquamarine waters surrounding the island? If you’re looking for a more active break, you can try scuba diving, deep sea fishing or tee off at one of the island’s championship golf courses. The Dominican Republic has plenty in store for thrill seekers too – head to mountainous regions around Jarabacoa and Constanza to ride river rapids and go quad biking. The island also offers a multitude of shopping experiences – from duty free bargains to local artisan shops – while the capital, Santo Domingo, is a World Heritage City with much colonial character.

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

HAITI JAMAICA

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

PUERTO RICO

ST MAARTEN ANTIGUA GUADELOUPE

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MARTINIQUE ST LUCIA

100 200 Km

ARUBA

BARBADOS TOBAGO

The best time to visit the Caribbean is from November to May, as the summer months can see hurricanes in the region. But the summer is also an interesting time in the Caribbean with colourful harvest festival celebrations. One of the islands where the good times are always in plentiful supply is Jamaica. The home of reggae reverberates with music, tasty food and a host of activities including watersports, rafting and hillside hikes in the green interior. Puerto Rico may be a commonwealth of the US but its spirit is truly Caribbean. A duty free shopping haven, the island also has rainforests and coral reefs to explore. The Cayman Islands are the epitome of a laid back Caribbean holiday with long stretches of soft white sand beaches, botanical gardens bursting with tropical flowers and incredible dive sites.

Opposite page, clockwise from main image: Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; flower seller in Grenada; pastel houses in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Pitons in St. Lucia; colourful Caribbean sealife; restaurant terrace in Georgetown, Grand Cayman This page: Parlatuvier Bay in Tobago (above) and ancient fortress in Dominican Republic

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The St. George’s Club Bermuda

+1 441 297 1200

0390

Bahamas

+1 242 352 9270

0319

Overlooking the World Heritage town of St. George and its pristine harbour, The St. George’s Club is nestled among 18 acres of flourishing tropical landscape. The resort is ideally located to make the most of Bermuda and its pink sandy beaches, beautiful marine life, renowned golf courses, wonderful scenery, lovely architecture and great dining. The Club has its own beach and onsite facilities include outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, moped rental, fitness centre and convenience store. Accommodation comprises hotel units for 2 with partial kitchens and one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, all with full kitchens.

Island Resort & Golf Club is conveniently located a short walk from the International Bazaar, one of the oldest and most popular shopping areas in Freeport, but in a quiet, peaceful location perfect for family holidays. Here you can swim in the heated outdoor pool or enjoy a barbecue in the picnic area. The resort offers a shuttle bus to the beach, which is 2.5km away, and can organise tours, snorkelling and fishing trips and sunset cruises. There’s more great shopping at Freeport’s Straw Market and Lucayan Market Place, and there are a number of amenities nearby, including horse riding, tennis and watersports, while the resort’s accommodation comprises two bedroom units sleeping 6, with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Restaurant, Fitness centre, Shopping

Swimming pool, Laundry facilities

Sandyport Beaches Resort Bahamas

+1 242 327 4279

2886

Sandyport Beaches Resort is an intimate destination with a family feel perfectly located to make the most of Nassau and the Bahamas. Here you can rest and relax but still take advantage of all the exciting holiday attractions nearby. The resort has three swimming pools that combine into one, two kids’ water slides, a tennis court and a half basketball court. The complex includes two ocean beaches, a lagoon beach, lagoon pool and two onsite restaurants. The resort has stunning colonial architecture and luxurious suites, and its accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, all with either partial or full kitchens.

Morritt’s Grand Resort Grand Cayman

+1 345 947 7449

Morritt’s Tortuga Club Grand Cayman

+1 345 947 7449

2082

A beachside paradise on one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Morritt’s Tortuga Club offers some truly unique sights and sensations. Spectacular coral and marine life is just off the silky sand beaches, and there’s a diving and snorkelling programme at the resort or you can take a submarine tour. There’s a number of local bars and restaurants nearby, or you can dine on international and island cuisine at the resort’s restaurant. Other onsite facilities include pool, spa, Jacuzzi and tennis. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, and have either mini or full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Boating

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Boating, Restaurant

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Island Resort & Golf Club

5930

Club Caribbean Jamaica

+1 876 973 4802

0777

Situated on its own powdery white sandy beach on lovely Grand Cayman, Morritt’s Grand Resort offers one of the most stunning oceanfront views in the world, as well as convenient access to the varied holiday attractions of the Caribbean island well known for its fabulous beaches and watersports. You can also enjoy horse riding, water skiing and golf in Grand Cayman, and there’s a range of shopping and fresh tropical cuisine at restaurants throughout the island. The resort has a stunning oceanfront pool and offers a complete diving, snorkelling and windsurfing programme, as well as an array of activities, dining options and nightly entertainment. The resort’s accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 guests and have full kitchens.

Set near St Ann’s in western Jamaica with a prime beachfront location, this resort gives guests the chance to enjoy a quiet escape in the town of Runaway Bay, with lots of things to see and do nearby, including Nine Mile, where you’ll find Bob Marley’s childhood home and mausoleum. There are also museums to Jamaican history, grottos, caves and underwater lakes, and a PGA quality golf course. Colourful peacocks roam the grounds of the resort, which has a swimming pool, tennis courts and watersports including a PADI International training facility. Accommodation is in one bedroom units that sleep up to 4, with no kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Scuba diving, Entertainment, Boating, Windsurfing, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Boating, Entertainment, Fishing


Club Villas Jazmin Dominican Republic

+1 809 970 7010

1830

The Coconut Palms Resort Dominican Republic

2519

+1 809 571 1625

Club Villas Jazmin is located in a small, quiet neighbourhood 8km from the popular holiday destination of Puerto Plata, where local charm, a warm friendly atmosphere and range of onsite daily activities make the resort an unforgettable place to visit. The beach is just three minutes’ walk away, and a number of excursions to discover more of the Dominican Republic are available from the resort. The island’s attractions range from whale watching or seeing crocodiles at Isla Cabritos National Park to taking in a game of baseball, its most popular sport. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts and an excellent restaurant. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6, and have either mini or full kitchen facilities.

Located on the Dominican Republic’s north coast a short drive from the villages of Sosua and Cabarete, The Coconut Palms Resort is just ten minutes’ walk from Playa Encuentro, a lovely quiet beach with pristine views, beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurant and bar. You can also try kite boarding, horse riding, surfing and dirt buggy trips. The resort itself has adult and children’s pools, quiet gardens, excellent restaurants and lively entertainment. Accommodation comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments that sleep 4-8, and have either partial or full kitchens. Tour companies in the area can take you on mountain safari trips, river voyages and whale watching excursions.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Entertainment, Games room, Spa, Car rental, Restaurant

Albatros Club Resort Dominican Republic

+1 809 526 1112

3930

The Tropical at LHVC Resort Dominican Republic

6712

+1 809 970 7777

Located in the popular beach town of Juan Dolio, Albatros Club Resort is ideal for a restful family holiday as well as a base for taking exciting excursions. Here you’ll be equidistant from the culture, shopping, dining and nightlife of Santo Domingo, and great beaches, scuba diving and other attractions of La Romana, as well as just half an hour from Boca Chica. Juan Dolio has a lovely boulevard and main street ideal for evening strolls and discovering a new favourite restaurant to eat. The resort’s recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, poolside bar, tennis courts, complimentary casino shuttle, concierge desk and free wireless internet. Its studio, one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6, and have partial kitchens.

Tropical splendours abound at this enchanting resort, where you can unwind at the private access beach club or swim in a choice of five swimming pools. The spectacular oceanfront setting is ideal for fishing and watersports, and there’s even a scuba diving school. Back on land, you can play a few games of tennis, exercise in the fitness centre or have a massage at the full-service spa. In the evening there’s live entertainment, beach parties and a casino to provide a glittering end to a fun-filled day. Golf and horse riding are also available nearby. The resort’s accommodation is in hotel and studio units sleeping 4, with no kitchens.

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant, Poolside bar, Shuttle service

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Water skiing, Entertainment, Scuba Diving, Windsurfing, Spa, Restaurant, Fishing, Playground

The Residence Suites at LHVC Resort

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

Dominican Republic

+1 809 970 7777

6716

The Residence Suites at LHVC Resort, well known for its private atmosphere and comfortable accommodation, is the perfect setting for a family holiday. The resort is close to the beach in the popular destination of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, which offers a range of attractions including a variety of watersports such as fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. The resort’s onsite facilities include a bar, beach club, pool bar and excellent restaurants including Chinese and Italian, day and evening entertainment and good value excursions. The resort’s air conditioned one and two bedroom apartments sleep 4-6 guests and have no kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Spa, Entertainment, Shopping, Restaurant

Dominican Republic

+1 809 688 5000 ext 8602

C076

This luxurious resort is set in Punta Cana-Bavaro in the eastern Dominican Republic, an area best known for its crystalline waters and beautiful scenery. Here you can hop on a dune buggy and explore Lemon Lagoon Bay, snorkel and swim along some of the biggest coral reefs in the Caribbean, visit the waterpark or just lay back on a sunlounger and enjoy the sun. The resort’s onsite facilities include a private beach, swimming pool with water feature, fitness centre, spa, toddler splash pool, three restaurants, poolside snack grill and two bars. The resort’s one bedroom suites sleep 3-4 guests and have no kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Golf, Spa, Restaurant, Entertainment, Shopping, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Casino

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Royal Islander Club la Plage St. Maarten

+599 545 2388

1380

Simpson Bay Resort & Marina St. Maarten

+599 544 3341

1516

Ideally located in the heart of Maho Village and opposite the beach, this resort gives visitors easy access to a range of holiday amenities, being close to the airport and within easy walking distance of more than a dozen restaurants, bars and shops. With a relaxed Dutch-French feel, La Plage has an array of onsite facilities including lush gardens, adult and children’s pools, hot tub, fitness centre, restaurant and evening entertainment. Accommodation comprises hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchens, studios for 2 with mini kitchens and one, two and three bedroom villas that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchens.

Set on the pearly white shores of Simpson Bay, this resort lies midway between the beach and the island’s most popular nightspots, restaurants and shopping. The Pelican Resort Club Activity Centre has plenty of things for the whole family to enjoy, including island tours, shopping trips, tournaments, aqua aerobics, French lessons, arts, crafts and bingo. The resort features a casino, two restaurants, four floodlit tennis courts, five pools, swim up bar, watersports, full service spa, shopping arcade, children’s pool, playground and more. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, all with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Entertainment, Restaurant, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Tennis, Water skiing, Shopping, Spa, Casino, Fishing, Car rental, Restaurant

Belair Beach Hotel St. Maarten

+599 542 3362

1765

The Towers at Mullet Bay St. Maarten

+599 545 3069

1864

Beautifully located on Little Bay Beach, the Belair Beach Hotel is the perfect place to relax or explore St. Maarten. The island has a range of holiday attractions including dozens of beaches, casinos, over 300 restaurants, duty free shopping, golf, watersports, island excursions and day trips. Onsite facilities include the lovely Gingerbread Café, convenience store, complimentary beach towels, chaise lounges and umbrellas, oceanfront fresh water swimming pool and tennis court. Accommodation is in one and two bedroom apartments that sleep 4-6, all with full kitchens. The two bedroom units have private terraces overlooking the beach and sea.

Located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten adjacent to the lovely Mullet Bay Beach, The Towers at Mullet Bay offers a wonderful resort experience on one of the Caribbean’s most unique and charming islands. Here you’ll find gorgeous ocean vistas, incomparable beaches, over 300 restaurants and incredible duty free shopping, and all presented with a unique mix of French, Dutch and island style. The resort features a championship golf course, tennis and a luxurious pool with a pool bar, while casinos, watersports and shops are all just a short walk away. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, all with full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant, Café, Shopping

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant, Tennis, Poolside bar

Sapphire Beach Club

Atrium Beach Resort and Spa

St. Maarten

+599 545 2179

2637

Overlooking beautiful Cupecoy Beach and surrounded by tropical gardens, this resort offers luxurious accommodation in a prime location. Situated on the island’s Dutch side but just minutes from the French, it is close to shops, casinos, restaurants, watersports, scuba diving and snorkelling, deep sea fishing and cruises to nearby islands. The resort’s secluded beach is an ideal spot for swimming and snorkelling, and onsite facilities include a large pool, children’s pool, two outdoor Jacuzzis, fitness centre, internet café and more. Accommodation is made up of hotel, studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-10, and have either partial or full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Spa, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi

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St. Maarten

+599 544 2126

3179

You can discover the best of St. Maarten at the Atrium Beach Resort, which offers nearly 1km of beach, breathtaking views of the Caribbean, a blue lagoon and lush, rolling hills. The island is a wonderful holiday destination, with gourmet food, duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The resort is within walking distance of a shopping centre, bars, restaurants, cinema and watersports centre, and onsite amenities include swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, beach bar and a restaurant. Accommodation comprises studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8, and have mini or full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant, Beach bar, Jacuzzi, Gym


Divi Little Bay Beach & Racquet Club St. Maarten

+599 542 2333

4219

Antigua Village Beach Club Antigua

+1 268 4622930

0635

Located on a private peninsula between two gorgeous bays in Dutch St. Maarten, this lovely resort is just minutes from some of the Caribbean’s best shopping and dining, yet feels private and secluded. The area offers a range of multicultural highlights, from tiny fishing villages and secluded beaches to the bustling, but quaint Dutch capital of Philipsburg. The resort offers a range of activities from lounging on a beautiful private beach to exciting watersports like diving, snorkelling and more. Its onsite facilities include three freshwater swimming pools, floodlit tennis courts, fitness room, three restaurants and a beach bar. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8 guests, with a mix of no, partial or full kitchen facilities.

Antigua Village Beach Club is a very special place to stay, with a real community feel and a relaxed resort atmosphere. Nestling on one of the world’s most breathtaking beaches, this dream destination offers a unique combination of comfort, character and culture that encapsulates the spirit of the Caribbean. The resort is a good base from which to explore the island’s beaches, shops, restaurants, bars, cafés and nightlife, and as well as the beach, its onsite amenities include a swimming pool and restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-8, with a mix of full or mini kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Fishing, Spa, Car rental, Restaurant

Creole Beach Hotel

Green Blue Houses

Guadeloupe

+590 904646

3069

Creole Beach Hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe, is a fabulous three star hotel in a magnificent beachfront setting with a wide range of facilities and amenities. There are a number of restaurants, nightclubs and a casino at Gosier, on the south side of Grand Terre, a good base to explore both islands of Guadeloupe. There are wonderful beaches all over the island, and the Jacques Cousteau Marine Reserve an hour away is ideal for snorkelling. The resort’s onsite facilities include a snack bar, restaurant and swimming pool, and there are a variety of watersports available at the beach. The elegantly furnished accommodation comprises studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-4, with partial kitchens. Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Entertainment, Fishing, Car rental, Restaurant

La Toubana Guadeloupe

+590 882578

Guadeloupe

+590 850800

3070

The centrepiece of an active marina, Green Blue Houses’ aptly chosen name captures the colourful beauty of the extraordinary waters that surround it. The resort is in Saint-François, a traditional fishing village on the east coast of Grande Terre in Guadeloupe, best known for its fine white sandy beaches bordered by palm trees on one side. The island is popular for diving, snorkelling and deep sea fishing, and also offers a range of shops, restaurants and bars, many of which are within walking distance of the resort. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6, with partial kitchen facilities.

Air conditioning, Dishwasher

3071

Diamant Beach Club Martinique

+ 596 761616

3128

Less than 1.5km from the village of Sainte Anne in Guadeloupe, La Toubana is literally perched on the cliffs that dominate the coastline below, offering wonderful views of the surrounding beaches and the village. Sainte Anne is a popular tourist spot, where visitors enjoy a variety of watersports as well as dining and shopping options. The peaceful resort offers a range of facilities including a lovely private beach with restaurant, tennis court, swimming pool, gym, free wifi and a fabulous terrace that looks right down onto the sea and surrounding beaches. La Toubana’s one bedroom units sleep 4 and have partial kitchens.

Diamant Beach Club is near a palm fringed sandy beach in the south of the Caribbean island of Martinique, overlooking the famous offshore Diamant Rock. The island is packed with colourful scenery, lush and varied vegetation, and superb, uncrowded beaches where you can truly relax. It also offers a variety of sports and activities from mountain trails to adventure parks, with opportunities to hike, ride, fish, sail, swim, golf or work out. The resort’s terraced apartments are scattered among trees and exotic plants, and have views of the sea. Accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-6 guests, and have partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant

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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa St. Lucia

+1 758 4569000

3025

Situated along a hillside, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort & Spa overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean on the lovely holiday island of St. Lucia. The resort’s village features covered walkways, sparkling pools with waterfalls and tropical gardens, and onsite amenities include tennis, swimming pools, fitness centre, shops, playground and a wide variety of beach watersports. An abundance of excellent dining is also available at the resort and nearby. Accommodation comprises studio units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8, with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Water skiing, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Fishing, Jacuzzi

The Crane Residential Resort Barbados

+1 246 4236220

Barbados

+1 246 4287181

5120

Located on a long stretch of amazing beach amid 20 acres of lush tropical gardens, this resort offers a real taste of paradise in Barbados. St. Lawrence Gap, a lively collection of shops, restaurants and nightlife, runs right through Divi Southwinds, offering a wide range of activities. Guests can enjoy the dazzling white sandy beach at a resort that also features three swimming pools, two tennis courts, two fine restaurants, a beach bar and access to a variety of bracing watersports. Its one and two bedroom apartments sleep 4-6 guests and have full kitchens. Barbados contains a number of tourist attractions, including the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and a retro drive-in movie theatre.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

6390

Sandy Point Beach Club Tobago

+1 868 6390820

0080

Set on the world famous Crane Beach with its spectacular pink sand, The Crane Residential Resort combines elegance, old world charm and natural beauty to redefine island luxury. The resort is in Saint Philip at the southeastern end of Barbados, surrounded by lush tropical greenery and clear blue waters. The resort mixes 19th century grandeur with 21st century luxuries, featuring a range of modern facilities onsite and units that contain handcrafted mahogany furniture and high quality fittings. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-8 guests, with a mix of mini, partial or full kitchens.

Within easy walking distance of the magnificent beaches of Pigeon Point and Store Bay in Tobago, this resort give easy access to attractions such as Mystery Tomb Stone and Fort James and activities including deep sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. You are also close to world class golf courses, tennis, exquisite island shops, casual and formal dining. The resort offers jetty fishing and onsite facilities also include pool, sauna, three hot tubs, kayaking, fitness centre, beach bar and café. Accommodation comprises studio apartments sleeping 4 and one, two and three bedroom villas that sleep 6-10, all with full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Fitness centre, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Car rental

Divi Village Aruba

+297 5835000

4988

You can relax in comfort or enjoy Caribbean adventure and leisure at Divi Village, a magnificent beachfront property located across the street from the white sands of Aruba’s Druif Beach. The resort is also near to a range of water activities, shops, restaurants, a casino and live entertainment. Onsite facilities include a nine hole golf course, driving range, putting greens, tennis courts, swimming pool, children’s pool and hot tub. Guests also have access to the amenities and services of five Divi Aruba Resorts nearby. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-8 guests, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Golf, Entertainment, Tennis, Car rental, Restaurant

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Divi Southwinds Beach and Racquet Club

Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort Aruba

+297 5835000

6881

Just steps from Aruba’s sandy beaches, Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort is conveniently located for all the excitement of Aruba. Here you can relax in a choice of two freshwater swimming pools or enjoy an array of watersports. Back on land, the beachfront fitness centre and 9 metre rock climbing wall are perfect for the more active. There’s also a choice of three restaurants, and you can enjoy the amenities of neighbouring Divi Aruba and Divi Tamarijn, including a nine hole links golf course. Divi Village’s studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleep 4-12 and all have full kitchen facilities. There’s a number of casinos near the resort, and Aruba also has some of the Caribbean’s most dazzling white sand beaches. Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Lake, Entertainment, Tennis, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant


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Latin America Hot, spicy and fired up with passion – it’s easy to fill up on Latin spirit in these South American gems. Alongside the vibrant culture, absorbing people and a history etched by some of the most wondrous early civilisations, Latin America is blessed with incredible natural highlights. Perhaps the most bio-diverse continent on the planet, Latin America has the world’s greatest rainforest, its biggest river and an impressive array of wildlife. Costa Rica is the emerald green heart at the centre of Latin America’s natural treasures. Nature manifests itself in all its glory here, with 28 national parks, eight bio-reserves, 71 national wildlife refuges and 13 wetlands.

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butterfly species, around 50 species of bats, white-tailed deer, white-nosed coati and monkeys. Nearby Rincón de la Vieja volcano towers 1,916 metres high and is great for hiking, forest canopy tours and birdwatching. Meanwhile La Coyotera Beach is a wide beautiful stretch of sand opposite the tiny island of Bolaños, which can be reached by boat or kayak.

Head to Tortuguero National Park to see sea turtles nesting and endangered species such as manatees, crocodiles and otters. The region of Guanacaste is popular with beach fans and nature lovers alike.

Spectacular Margarita lies off the coast of Venezuela and is the country’s perfect paradise. Some love it for the dazzling tropical light that bathes the island, others think its beauty stems from its geographic location – a brilliant green jewel in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea. Whatever the reason, Margarita’s beaches and wildlife rich mangroves are sure to appeal to everyone.

It is also close to the Santa Rosa National Park, home to 253 species of birds, 3,200

The island’s most popular resorts Porlamar and Pampatar offer lots of boutiques, fine


restaurants, bars and casinos, while Diverland is a theme park where you can swim with dolphins. Stretching for half of Latin America, Brazil is the lungs of the world. It is home to the largest section of the Amazon Rainforest, the world’s second longest river and some of the most divine waterfalls. Powder white sand runs for more than 7,000 kilometres along its Atlantic coastline, facing onto tropical islands off the coast. Brazil is a land of music filled cities and enchanting colonial towns, but its glorious natural environment is never far away. Its capital Brasilia may be its administrative heart, but Rio de Janeiro is its most famous city, popular for its exhilarating annual carnival, the Copacabana Beach and incredible sights such as Sugarloaf Mountain – taking a cable car ride is an absolute must – and the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the peak of the 700m Corcovado mountain.

the seaside resort of Fortaleza, which has warm waters, sandy beaches, and the ‘Bridge of the Englishman’, a popular spot for watching the evening sunset.

Pictured clockwise from top: Arenal volcano in Costa Rica; statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro; swimming with dolphins; Angel Falls in Venezuela; idyllic Margarita Island in Venezuela; colourful toucan

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Other popular visitor destinations include Salvador, Sao Paolo, Natal and Brasilia

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Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort Guanacaste, Costa Rica

+506 2672 0001

Taranova–Villas Palmas San Jose La Uruca, Costa Rica

+506 2220 2528

2758

A family friendly resort in Costa Rica, Villas Sol Hotel and Beach Resort sits astride a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and stately palms. Activities available nearby include guided horseback tours, trips to a mangrove swamp and to the Arenal Volcano, one of the ten most active in the world. Sunbathing and watersports are available at the beach just five minutes’ away, and the resort has a range of facilities onsite, including convenience store, gift shop, gym, spa and steam room, swimming pool, two restaurants and four bars. Accommodation comprises hotel units for 2 with no kitchens and one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8 and have full kitchens. Some units have their own small swimming pool or Jacuzzi.

Located just outside the city of San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital and heart, Taranova-Villas Palmas is the perfect base from which to explore the country’s wide variety of attractions including eco tourism, beautiful parks, exciting casinos and local souvenir shops. An architectural tour might include the national theatre and museum, or you can visit hot springs, volcanoes, coffee plantations and the markets of downtown San Jose. A tour operator onsite can help with arrangements, and there is a small swimming pool to revive weary spirits after a busy day of sightseeing. The resort’s two and three bedroom units sleep 6-8 and have full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Fishing, Entertainment, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Car rental, Internet access

GEO Group at Pueblo Real Quepos, Costa Rica

+506 2777 1403

2883

Hilton Suites Porlamar, Venezuela

+58 295 2601700

3545

Geo Group at Pueblo Real is a quaint resort and the perfect base for exploring the ecotourism of Costa Rica, as well as the ideal place to wind down and relax after a day’s sightseeing and adventure. You can take a shuttle to the beach, lounge by the pool, play tennis or dine at the nearby floating restaurant, where fresh fish is among the dishes on offer. Deep sea and river fishing are also available, and nearby attractions include a range of watersports and the Manuel Antonio Park, a breathtaking area with rainforest and magnificent wildlife. The town of Quepos is 8km away with a range of shopping and restaurants. The resort’s one and two bedroom units sleep 4-6 and have full kitchens.

Perfectly located facing the Caribbean on Moreno Beach in Margarita, Venezuela, the Hilton Suites is only five minutes’ drive from the bustling, duty free port of Porlamar. Not that you’ll want to leave the site, which is surrounded by a grand garden complex packed with shops, restaurants and bars. There is also huge free form swimming pool complete with islands, waterfalls, tropical foliage and watersport activities. Other onsite facilities include restaurants serving international cuisine, full service bars, tennis courts, fitness centre and casino. Accommodation comprises spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom units sleeping 2-10, all with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Tennis, Boating, Fishing, Car rental, Spa

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Water skiing, Shopping, Casino, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Brasil Tropical Residence Fortaleza, Brazil

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5398

+55 85 32667700

6343

Beach Park Suites Resort Aquiraz, Brazil

+55 85 40123000

8768

Set in one of the most exclusive areas in Fortaleza, Brasil Tropical Residence is ideally located on Meireles beach and with access to all the excitement of the city. In addition to the wonderful dune beaches and watersports such as windsurfing and scuba diving, the city offers an exciting waterpark and a range of shopping, dining and nightlife. There’s plenty to do at the resort too, which has an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, snack bar, international restaurant, disco, massage service, shops and 24 hour room service. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 all with partial kitchens. All units have a balcony or terrace and many have sea views.

Beach Park Suites Resort is an extraordinary resort that sits alongside its own private sandy beach at Porto das Dunas in the city of Fortaleza. The coastline here is one of the most famous in Brazil, offering a range of watersports as well as one of the largest waterparks in Latin America. Fortaleza also boasts exciting nightlife, restaurants and shows. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pools, inside pool bar and a variety of entertainment and sport activities including fitness club, dancing classes, surfing classes, tennis court, massage and events. There is also a kids’ club offering fun activities. The resort’s one bedroom units sleep 4 guests with no kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Nightclub, Restaurant, Snack bar, Shopping

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Windsurfing, Spa, Waterpark, Entertainment, Sauna, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant


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Mexico This colourful country has everything you could wish for in a holiday destination, with fascinating historical sites and a wide-ranging landscape ensuring it is much more than sun, sea and sombreros. The Yucatán Peninsula is where emerald lakes encrust a jungle landscape, decorated by the remarkable structures of ancient Mayan civilisations. Facing the Caribbean Sea, areas such as party town Cancún, relaxed Playa del Carmen and the pretty island of Cozumel provide an abundance of holiday opportunities. Beach lovers will revel in the Yucatán’s white sands and rich coral reefs – a tropical treat for snorkellers and divers.

Over on Mexico’s west coast, Puerto Vallarta is an idyllic town, with a beautiful sandy beach. Located on Banderas Bay, it looks out over the Pacific Ocean with a backdrop of lush tropical rainforest and mountains. While here you can pick up a new skill with a Mexican cooking class, go deep sea fishing, zip-line through the forests of the Sierra Madre or just kick back and relax with the local tipple, tequila.

A trip to the 1,000 year old Chichén Itzá – one of the Mayan world’s most spectacular buildings and a new addition to the New Seven Wonders of the World – makes for an unmissible day out for history buffs. Cancún and Playa del Carmen also have world class golf courses, fine restaurants and wonderful white beaches where palm trees sway on a Caribbean breeze.

Pictured clockwise from top: Island dock at Isla Mujeres; Puerto Vallarta; iconic Chichén Itzá

Away from its excellent beaches, Puerto Vallarta has quaint shops lining charming streets, stylish restaurants and very lively nightlife. Finish the evening with a stroll along the impressive Malecón, or seaside promenade, which stretches the length of the city’s downtown area. Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of Baja California, has lovely beaches and colourful marine life that makes it a popular spot for snorkelling and scuba diving.

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The Grand Mayan Cabos San José del Cabo, Baja

+52 624 1634000

Hacienda del Mar Resort Cabo San Lucas, Baja

+52 624 1458000

3622

Located at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, this enchanted retreat boasts an endless variety of activities as well as the perfect blend of intimacy and relaxation. The resort features a full service health spa with beauty treatments, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and fitness complex, as well as a clubhouse with nine hole golf course. Onsite facilities also include a large reflection pool leading to a pristine golden beach and a range of fine international restaurants. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Located in the mystical desert landscape of the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez, Hacienda del Mar Resort is just minutes from the tourist attractions, activities, shopping, restaurants and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The resort offers world class accommodation, excellent dining and amenities including a three tier pool, spa, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, gardens and private beach, and is adjacent to the Jack Nicklaus championship golf course. Hidden coves, bird sanctuaries and striking vistas are among the area’s many attractions. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-10 guests, with partial or full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Golf, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Nightclub, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Golf, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Pueblo Bonito Rose Spa & Resort Cabo San Lucas, Baja

+52 624 1429898

4110

Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach Cabo San Lucas, Baja

+52 624 1429999

5704

With a magnificent location and range of amenities, Pueblo Bonito Rose Spa & Resort is an idyllic holiday resort synonymous with the beauty of its location in popular Cabo San Lucas. Here you’ll find an abundance of boutiques and shops offering custom made beach and sportswear, designer fashions and Mexican art and handicrafts. Located right by the beach and with a variety of watersport options, the resort features a stylish lobby, lush tropical gardens, tennis courts, deluxe restaurants, sumptuous grounds and a unique pool. Its new health spa offers massage treatments, whirlpool and world class exercise room. Accommodation ranges from studio to five bedroom units that sleep 4-14 guests, with a mix of mini, partial and full kitchens.

Enjoying sunshine nearly all year round, the remote beauty of Southern Baja California is yours to explore at Pueblo Bonito Resort at Sunset Beach in popular Cabo San Lucas. Along with pristine beaches and clear blue water, the area’s attractions include hidden coves, bird sanctuaries and desert landscapes. The resort offers stunning views of shoreline, beach and the sea, and offers everything guests could want including supreme comfort, wonderful cuisine and a luxurious spa and fitness centre. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-10 and have partial or full kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Tennis, Shopping, Sauna, Fishing, Car rental, Fitness centre, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Poolside bar, Restaurant

Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Nuevo Vallarta

246

7905

+52 322 2264000

4350

The Grand Mayan Nuevo Vallarta Nuevo Vallarta

+52 322 2264000

7486

Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta is a wonderful holiday hideaway with an array of onsite amenities to suit every type of guest. Discover tropical foliage and winding lakes as you stroll around the resort, cruise in an electric boat, learn how to kayak, play a round of golf or simply admire the beauty of the Pacific. The resort also has a magnificent swimming pool, spa with a range of treatments, fitness centre and many other activities. The resort’s range of dining options includes the ocean front restaurant Punta Arena, Snack Bar Balche, Café del Lago and a lobby bar featuring live music. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units sleeping 5-8 with partial kitchens.

Experience the intoxicating atmosphere of Mexico’s Pacific Coast at this resort on the enchanting Nuevo Vallarta, which mixes luxury, elegance and a wide range of amenities and activities. Indulge your senses at its oceanfront restaurants or wine bar, enjoy watersports such as kayaking and boating or play a round of golf at the nine hole course. Onsite facilities also include a magnificent outdoor pool, spa, exercise room, saunas and hot tubs. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Spa, Fitness centre, Lake, Entertainment, Shopping, Boating, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Golf, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant


Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta

+52 322 2268200

7747

The all inclusive Marival Resort & Suites is a luxurious five star resort in the wonderful holiday location of Nuevo Vallarta, a stunning seaside hot spot that offers a variety of attractions from fascinating old town buildings to water and mountain activities and tours. Sailing, snorkelling, hiking and zip-lining are among the many options, while at the resort you can relax at the beach or pool with swim up bar. There’s an array of watersports as well as a spa, and you can choose from four speciality restaurants for dinner. The resort’s hotel, one, two and three bedroom units sleep 2-8 and all have a private balcony or terrace.

Canto del Sol Plaza Vallarta Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 2260123

Set in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s hotel district, this resort is located right on the beach just five minutes from the boardwalk and convenient to the city’s many tourist attractions. There’s something for everyone in the area, including seven golf courses, a range of water-based activities, beachside fun and crafts for children and adults. Not that you need to leave the site, which contains five restaurants, a number of bars and an array of activities and entertainment including a swimming pool and tennis courts. Guests can stay on an ‘a la carte’ basis or all inclusive, which includes all meals, drinks, gratuities and taxes. Accommodation is in studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8 people, all with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Scuba diving, Windsurfing, Tennis, Entertainment, Restaurant, Snack bar, Laundry facilities, Car rental

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant

Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta

Villa Vallarta by Canto del Sol

Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 2266000

1294

0938

Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 2260123

1369

Located in an exclusive area of the Puerto Vallarta marina, close to the colourful village brimming with shops, restaurants and artisan markets, this resort mixes a chic, modern vibe with traditional Mexican culture. Its exotic gardens include a beautiful river, and onsite facilities include two pools, children’s pool, calm water beach, boutique shopping, cyber café, sports bar and cocktail lounge. Dining options include a snack bar, casual restaurant and room service. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchens and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 people and have partial kitchens.

Villa Vallarta by Canto del Sol is a quiet, relaxing resort in the exciting holiday hot spot of Puerto Vallarta. The resort offers luxurious amenities to pamper and please every guest’s tropical whims. Here you can take in the sun by the poolside or discover the romance of the nearby beach. This is a mandatory all inclusive resort that offers breakfast at the onsite restaurant. The resort is set in lovely gardens with palm trees, and its onsite facilities include a health club with exercise equipment and swimming pool. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6, all with partial kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Lake, Entertainment, Shopping, Boating, Spa, Fitness centre, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Restaurant

Buganvilias Resort Vacation Club Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 2260404

1972

Raintree’s Club Regina Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 2266300

2659

Buganvilias Resort Vacation Club is ideally located on the beach and just a leisurely stroll from the town of Puerto Vallarta. The garden landscaped property includes two large beautiful pools, one of which features a swim up bar, Jacuzzi and an island with waterfalls, plus a children’s pool. Other amenities include a full service spa, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna, shops, recreational programmes to entertain the whole family and superb dining at three restaurants. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchens, and studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

This resort brings a touch of elegance and style to Mexico’s most traditional beach destination, its cosmopolitan theme blending perfectly with Puerto Vallarta’s rich heritage. The setting offers gorgeous beaches, watersports and the chance to stroll along the dyke or sea wall, framed on one side by the magnificent bay and on the other by a string of shops and an array of culinary delights. The resort’s onsite facilities include swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts, deli and restaurant. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-6 guests, most with partial kitchens and marina views.

Beach, Swimming pool, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Fitness centre, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

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‘AI’ Club Velas Vallarta Puerto Vallarta

+52 322 1760065

2688

Mayan Palace Acapulco Acapulco

+52 744 4696000

2984

Located in popular Puerto Vallarta, this elegant resort takes all inclusive to a new level of excellence, offering an array of daily options for relaxation and entertainment for both children and adults. Its onsite facilities include swimming pools, water aerobics, beach volleyball, golf, watersports, oceanfront massage, tennis courts, spa, sauna and hot tub. There’s also a range of bars and restaurants offering dining options throughout the day and night. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests, with partial or full kitchens.

Nestled between a pristine beach and lush golf course, and surrounded by gardens, pools, lakes and waterfalls, the Mayan Palace Acapulco combines boundless luxury with a family friendly ambience and fun features. Its host of onsite amenities includes restaurants, snack bars, cocktail lounge, luxury spa, kids’ club, waterpark, paddle boats and kayaks, entertainment, adult and children’s pools, playground, golf course, tennis courts, fitness centre, internet café and even a train ride. Accommodation is comprised of studio units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Water skiing, Entertainment, Spa, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Lake, Entertainment, Shopping, Spa, Fitness centre, Games room, Restaurant

The Grand Mayan Acapulco Acapulco

+52 744 4696000

6982

An oasis for families with children, The Grand Mayan Acapulco offers thrills for all ages, with a range of facilities including an incredible onsite aqua park featuring waterfalls, slides and a river that flows through the entire park. The Chispa Kids’ Club offers sports, cultural activities and crafts, while adult recreation includes sport at Mayan Resorts Golf Acapulco or relaxation at the health spa. After dark, fun can be found at nightly shows that mix magic, fantasy and art. Accommodation comprises hotel units sleeping 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Royal Holiday Club – Park Royal Cancún Cancún

+52 998 8851333

Royal Holiday Club – Park Royal Cancún is an all inclusive resort with activities and amenities for every type of visitor. Here you can relax and pamper yourself with a variety of spa treatments and fitness equipment, or enjoy the resort’s two swimming pools, swim up bar, private beach and aqua classes. Activities include scuba lessons, beach volleyball, cooking glasses, fashion shows, spinning sessions and more. There’s also a variety of restaurants and bars with live entertainment and events. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-8 people and have balconies with views of the gardens, pools or the ocean, but no kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Lake, Boating, Entertainment, Shopping, Golf, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Car rental, Restaurant

Hotel y Villas Solaris Cancún

‘AI’ Hard Rock Hotel Cancún

Cancún

248

+52 998 8488400 Ext 3210

1396

1334

Cancún

+52 998 8813600

2065

This fabulous all inclusive resort boasts an exciting range of activities and a great selection of dining options, with six excellent restaurants onsite, as well as bars and snack venues. Activities include windsurfing, scuba diving, boating and fishing at the resort’s private sandy beach, or you can head down to the pool, with its swim-up bar, sauna, hot tub and spa. There’s a playground and swimming pool for children and every night there’s a live show providing entertainment for the whole family. Accommodation comprises hotel units for 2-4 with no kitchens and studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-6 guests and have partial kitchens.

The Hard Rock Hotel Cancún is an all inclusive resort offering first rate food and a range of amenities for a wonderful holiday. Recreational facilities include a private beach with watersports, spa, outdoor pool, fitness centre and tennis courts, and shuttles are available to the golf club at Moon Palace. The resort also has five restaurants offering Mexican, Italian, Chinese and international cuisine, pool and beach bars, gift shop and childcare facilities. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests and have no kitchen facilities. Accessible rooms for the disabled are available.

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Spa, Entertainment, Shopping, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Sauna, Spa, Car rental, Restaurant


‘AI’ Sun Palace Cancún

+52 998 8914100

2902

Sunset Lagoon Hotel & Marina Cancún

+52 998 8914500

3155

Located along one of the finest beaches in Cancún, this peaceful all inclusive beachfront resort is ideal for couples and offers a world of Caribbean splendour whether you’re splashing in the large indoor and outdoor swimming pools, playing tennis or spending an afternoon at the watersports marina, where you can dive, snorkel or have a scuba adventure in the beautiful turquoise waters. After working up an appetite, you can visit a selection of onsite restaurants serving international and local dishes. Accommodation is comprised of hotel, studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-6 guests, with ensuite whirlpool but no kitchen facilities.

Sunset Lagoon Hotel & Marina is a hidden jewel in a central location on the lagoon side of the Cancún Hotel Zone, one of Mexico’s most popular tourist regions, where you’ll find a wide range of holiday attractions. This friendly, private and quiet resort is perfect for families and is designed to look like the hills of Greece with narrow, curving walks between tall walls of white stucco. Onsite facilities include swimming pool, spa, restaurant, bar, entertainment and lake offering a variety of watersports. Accommodation is comprised of studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-8 guests, most with partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Spa, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Spa, Lake, Entertainment, Car rental, Restaurant

‘AI’ Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancún

+52 998 8816000

4227

‘AI’ The Golf Club at Moon Palace Cancún

+52 998 8816000

A134

The spectacular Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is an all inclusive family resort just outside the holiday paradise of Cancún. Here you can relax at the beach, marvel at the ecological reserves and explore ancient Mayan ruins. The resort’s extensive range of facilities includes two freestyle pools spread across the ocean front, six Jacuzzis, a pristine white sandy beach, children’s club, Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, world class spa facilities and 10 restaurants with dining options for every taste. The resort also has two swim up bars, sauna, tennis courts and a fully equipped marina for diving, snorkelling, kayaking and paddleboats. The resort’s accommodation is in hotel units that sleep 2-4 guests, with no kitchens.

The Golf Club at Moon Palace offers guests a world of tropical holiday pleasures in the wonderful holiday destination of Cancún. Here you can bask on powdery white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in aquamarine waters or try your luck at deep sea fishing. Onsite facilities include tennis courts, gym, swimming pool, restaurants, golf course and more, and the all inclusive element covers all Palace resorts nearby. Popular local attractions and excursions include swimming with dolphins at Wet & Wild and touring ancient Mayan ruins. Accommodation is comprised of hotel and two bedroom units that sleep 4-6 guests with no kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Golf, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Sauna, Spa, Car rental, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Spa, Tennis, Golf, Entertainment, Lake, Boating, Fishing, Sauna, Car rental, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Ocean Coral & Ocean Turquesa

Mayan Palace Riviera Maya

Puerto Morelos

+52 998 2872100

A704

Playa del Carmen

+52 984 2064000

6483

Ocean Coral & Ocean Turquesa is an all inclusive beachfront family resort located in the Mayan Riviera, close to Cancún at Puerto Morelos town. The resort offers a wide range of services, facilities for watersports and activities for all ages, including pool, gym, full spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, kids’ club, live music and shows. There’s a wide range of dining options too, with six themed restaurants offering Mexican, Japanese, Italian, Creperie, Caribbean grill and American food. There’s also a buffet restaurant and three bars. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2-4 with no kitchen facilities and one bedroom units that sleep 4 guests and have partial kitchens.

Mayan Palace Riviera Maya is located at the exclusive Riviera Maya, just 15 minutes from the town of Playa del Carmen, from where you can take a ferry to Cozumel Island. This is the perfect place to sunbathe on the white sandy beach, swim or take part in your favourite watersport. You can enjoy a variety of food prepared by international chefs onsite, and there’s also a daily activities programme, while golfers will especially enjoy the 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed course. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Spa, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Snorkelling, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Golf, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

249


The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen

+52 984 2064000

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Playa del Carmen

+52 984 8774040

A356

Whether you’re looking for excitement or a quiet escape, The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya in Playa del Carmen is an ideal holiday destination. The beachfront is perfect for watersports, there are excellent tennis facilities and an 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Enjoy onsite eco adventures at the crocodile farm, and from July to December you can watch turtles hatch and make their journey to the sea. The resort also has a range of high quality restaurants and bars. Accommodation is comprised of hotel units for 2 with no kitchen facilities and one and two bedroom units that sleep 5-8 guests and have partial kitchens.

Located in the Mayan Riviera on the Playacar complex in Playa del Carmen, this all inclusive beachfront family resort offers a wide range of services including facilities for all kinds of watersports and activities for all ages, including boating, fishing, diving and windsurfing. Sandos Playacar Beach Resort offers exceptional service and first class international cuisine at a choice of a la carte restaurants as well as a Mexican buffet and number of bars. Excursions you can take from the resort include Chichén Itzá. Accommodation is comprised of spacious hotel, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests and have no kitchens.

Beach, Swimming pool, Spa, Golf, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Games room, Car rental, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Boating, Entertainment, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

Hacienda Tres Rios Playa del Carmen

+52 98 48772400

A475

BlueBay Grand Esmeralda Playa del Carmen

+52 984 8774500

A861

Hacienda Tres Rios is an all inclusive resort set inside a 326 acre nature park, a sustainable tourism location just south of Cancún in the town of Playa del Carmen. The resort is brimming with excellent attractions, amenities and services, including jungle trails, nature walks, scuba diving lessons and snorkelling, or you could even try a variety of cooking and bartending lessons. The resort enjoys beach access, and its onsite facilities and activities also include pools, children’s pool, spa services, Jacuzzi, yoga, sauna, steam room and botanical tour. The resort’s accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-8 guests and have no kitchen facilities.

The BlueBay Grand Esmeralda resort is a modern oasis of luxury in the midst of one of the great natural holiday hot spots. Situated near Cancún and Cozumel on a beautiful setting on the Riviera Maya, the all inclusive resort boasts large swimming pools, a pampering spa, plenty of watersports and its own private beach. There are a number of facilities for children such as a Playstation room, and the onsite restaurants are renowned for their quality fare and varied international foods. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel, one and two bedroom units that sleep 2-8 guests and have no kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Windsurfing, Entertainment, Lake, Spa, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Car rental, Games room, Horse riding, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Tennis, Entertainment, Shopping, Spa, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Car rental, Games room, Restaurant

‘AI’ Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach Akumal Caleta Yalkú

250

6973

+52 984 8751700

C180

‘AI’ Aventura Spa Palace Puerto Aventuras

+52 984 8751100

5703

Gran Sirenis Mayan Beach is an all inclusive beachfront family resort located in the Mayan Riviera close to Cancún at Puerto Aventuras town. The resort offers a wide range of services and facilities including swimming pool, spa, Jacuzzi, games room and entertainment. All non-motorised watersports and activities are included, as well as the use of tennis courts and bicycles. Grand Sirenis also provides great food, with seven restaurants offering all types of cuisine from Mexican to Japanese. The resort’s accommodation comprises hotel, studio and one bedroom units that sleep 2-6 guests and have no kitchen facilities.

The adults only ‘AI’ Aventura Spa Palace is an all inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya, stunningly designed with waterways, gardens and ornate architectural touches. It offers outdoor and indoor pools, saunas, tennis, daily activities and the beautiful Caribbean beach right at your doorstep. The resort has spa facilities to pamper the stress away, and its onsite amenities also include seven restaurants, ten bars including two swim up bars, a disco and an all inclusive golf package. Snacks, food and drink are all included, and the service is excellent all day long. Accommodation is in hotel rooms that sleep 2-4 guests, with no kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Scuba diving, Water skiing, Windsurfing, Tennis, Entertainment, Spa, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Beach, Swimming pool, Tennis, Spa, Fitness centre, Lake, Entertainment, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant


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*AI* Casa Velas Boutique Hotel *AI* Club Velas Vallarta *AI* Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Riviera Maya *AI* Grand Velas International Residence Club *AI* Grand Velas International Residence Club *AI* Aventura Cove Palace *AI* Beach Palace *AI* Cozumel Palace *AI* Isla Mujeres Palace *AI* Le Blanc Spa Resort *AI* Playacar Palace *AI* Vallarta Palace *AI* Club Velas Vallarta *PP-AI* Beach Palace *PP-AI* Isla Mujeres Palace *PP-AI* Playacar Palace Acqua Grand Mazatlan Admiral Yacht Club at Sunset Alba Suites Acapulco Aldea Thai Allegro Royal Hideaway Playacar Avalon Excalibur Acapulco Aventura Cove Palace *PP-AI* Aventura Spa Palace *PP-AI* Azul Hotel & Beach Resort Bahia del Sol Beach Resort Bahia Escondida Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Bayview Club at El Presidente Blue Paradise Resort & Marina Bosque La Luna BPPC at G Bahia Principe Coba BPPC at G Bahia Principe Tulum Cabo Holiday Club at Plaza Calafia Caleta Hoteles Neptune Cancun Clipper Club Cancun Equestrian at Sunset Resort Cancun Palace *PP-AI* Cantesse Hotel Caribbean Reef Club at Villa Marina Casitas Royale Club Casa Dorada Beach & Golf Resort Club Casa Maya Club Habana Resort & Spa Club Internacional de Cancun Club Intrawest - Zihuatanejo Club Intrawest - Zihuatanejo 5 Night Club Maeva Club Maeva Manzanillo All Inclusive Club Maeva Mayan Beach Club Maeva Miramar Club Maeva - LG Club Melia Cozumel Club Melia Gran Melia Cancun Club Melia Gran Melia Cancun GG Club Melia Gran Melia Cancun II Club Melia Me Cancun Club Melia Puerto Vallarta Club Melia Paradisus Playa del Carmen

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Club Nemo & Nautilus Vallarta Club Plaza Huatulco Club Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan Club Solaris Cabos Club Solymar Club Tulum *AI* Club Vacacional Tortuga Club Villablanca Condo Hotel Bahia Condo Hotel Posada La Ermita Condo-Hotel Torre De Oro Condominio Los Tules Condominios Islas Del Sol Condominios Marina Real Coral Cuernavaca Resort & Spa Coral Golf Resort Coral Ixtapa Coral Maya Turquesa Coral Princess Club Coral Vista Del Mar Costa De Oro Beach Club Costa Real Cabo San Lucas *Flexiplan* Cozumel Palace *PP-AI* Del Mar Ocean Front Resort Delfin Vacation Club at Holiday Inn Desire Resort & Spa Don Pelayo Mazatlan Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa by UVC Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa by UVC Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf by UVC Dreams Puerto Aventuras by UVC Dreams Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort by UVC Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort by UVC Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa by UVC Dreams Villa Magna by UVC Eden Falls Residence Club El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel-LG El Cid El Moro Beach El Cid Granada Country Club El Cid La Ceiba Beach El Cid Marina Beach El Dorado Private Residence Club El Dorado Royale *PP-AI* El Dorado Royale, a Spa Resort El Dorado Seaside Suites Emerald Estates by Pueblo Bonito Festiva Sailing Vacations Western Caribbean FHP Acapulco Diamante Fiesta Americana Vacation Club at Cabo Del Sol Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Fiesta Americana Vacation Club at Cancun Fiesta Americana Vacation Club at Cancun Fiesta Americana Villas Acapulco Finisterra Club & Resort Flamingo Vallarta Hotel & Marina Fortin de Las Flores Resort Club Friendly Hola Vallarta

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Karmina Palace Krystal International Vacation Club Krystal International Vacation Club Cancun Krystal International Vacation Club Cancun Krystal International Vacation Club *AI* La Concha Beach Resort La Herencia Residence Club at 3 Rios La Jolla - Lomas La Rinconada Santa Fe Morelos La Rinconada Tequisquiapan Las Flores Beach Resort Las Gavias Grand Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort LG Le Blanc Spa Resort *PP-AI* Lindo Mar Resort Loma del Mar Luna Palace Manzanillo Tenisol Club Mardesol Beach Club Marina de Oro Marina del Rey Beach Club Marina del Sol Condominium Marina Fiesta Resort Marina Resort Huatulco Marina San Carlos Puerto Aventuras Marinaterra Hotel Marival Residences World & Spa Maya Caribe Resort Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Mayan Palace Puerto Penasco Mayan Palace Puerto Penasco Mayan Palace Puerto Vallarta Mayan Palace Regency Mazatlan Mayan Palace Regency Mazatlan LG Mayan Palace Riviera Maya Mayan Sea Garden Acapulco

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Ocean Maya Royale Oceanic 2000 Club Vacacional Owners Club International at Marina Vallarta Pacific Palace Vacation Club Pacifica Aqua Pacifica Club Pacifica Golf Pacifica Grand Pacifica Master Sands Pacifica Sands Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa Palma Real Hotel Y Villas Paradisus Riviera Cancun Paraiso del Mar Park Royal Acapulco Park Royal Ixtapa Park Royal Los Cabos Park Royal Los Tules Puerto Vallarta Playa Acapulco Beach/Playa Suites Playa del Secreto Playa Dorada Acapulco Suites Playa Fiesta Beach Club Playa Grande Resort Playa Royale Residence Club Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Porto Hussong Portofino Resort Presidente Intercontinental Cabos Presidente Intercontinental Cancun Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel Presidente Intercontinental Ixtapa Presidente Intercontinental Mexico Presidente Intercontinental Puerto Vallarta Presidential Suites Royale Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay - Split Weeks Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan - Split Weeks Pueblo Bonito Resort Pueblo Bonito Resort at Emerald Bay


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United States of America Watch television or a film and you’ll already have a flavour of what the US has to offer. But this thrilling country will exceed any Hollywood versions of it you’ve seen.


When most people think of the US it’s the country’s stylish cities that spring to mind. Cool New York with its world famous sights, revered Washington – the home of US government – sexy Miami with its beaches and architectural highlights or even party town Las Vegas. But make for the countryside and the US lays out a rich tapestry of remarkable scenery and impressive natural wonders. New England, taking in the states of Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, is where history in the US began. The Pilgrim Fathers landed in Provincetown in Massachusetts, while Boston, Lexington and Concord are where the American Revolution began. But these states aren’t just known for their history. One of the biggest draws to New England is to see its fall foliage. This annual autumnal display, the result of New England’s unique combination of trees, soil and weather, is one of the most amazing shows on earth. Over a period of a few weeks leaves turn gold and scarlet, then purple and orange under sunlight blue skies. Other New England highlights include two lofty sights – the decadent summer homes of the country’s wealthiest families such as The Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island, owned by the Vanderbilts, and the peaks of the atmospheric Berkshire Hills where hiking and river rafting combine with art, museums and classical music recitals. States like Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin are blessed with the expansive Great Lakes of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Take Lake Michigan, stretching for 494 kilometres north to south, where relaxing on its sandy beaches, walking, cycling, boating and fishing are the order of the day. The region is also blessed with a huge number of islands, historic lighthouses and national parks such as Sleeping Bear Dunes

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National Lakeshore where sand dunes topping 137 metres buffer a patchwork of beaches stretching for 56km. The US does national parks well and some of its most famous are the immense Yellowstone, Arizona’s Grand Canyon, Florida’s Everglades and Shenandoah in Virginia, renowned for the imposing beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah is home to tens of thousands of animals and shady hardwood forests. Here the Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail run for more than 804km with hiking trails along scenic viewing points, and passing waterfalls sourced from the Shenandoah River. Heading west, you’ll find the Ozark Mountains covering Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. These states offer the warmest welcome amid some of the country’s most outstanding scenery. The Ozarks stretch for over 75,000km bringing with them delightful lakes and streams that cut through the peaks, and a unique culture and people. The west coast is home to the Golden State of California. Familiar for iconic landmarks such as the Hollywood sign and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, it also has lovely beaches, stunning coastline and a range of attractions for all the family, from the original Disneyland to the wine country of Napa Valley.

Opposite page, clockwise from main image: Grand Canyon, Arizona; replica of The Mayflower, Massachusetts; Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC; Manhattan skyline, New York; American Bald Eagle This page: Lake and Fall colours in New England (top); old watermill, Virginia

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Smugglers’ Notch Resort Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont

+1 802 644 8851

0300

Vacation Village in the Berkshires Hancock, Massachusetts

+1 413 738 2000

6057

Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Smugglers’ Notch is best known for its fabulous winter skiing, snowboarding, skating, snowshoeing and sledding, as well as first rate tuition, especially for families. In summer it offers hiking and other outdoor pursuits, but there’s so much more too. The year round resort is made up of several ‘neighbourhoods’, each with its own community centre with swimming pools and meeting rooms. All are walking distance from the shops, dining and entertainment options at the heart of the resort, but you can also take the free shuttle bus. The luxurious accommodation ranges from one to five bedroom apartments sleeping 5-12 guests, all with full kitchen facilities.

You can enjoy a variety of holiday options at Vacation Village in the Berkshires, which is only moments’ away from a range of activities, historical sites and dining opportunities. Biking, hiking and horse riding trails, fishing and swimming are all nearby, with skiing at Jiminy Peak during the winter. Nearby cultural and historical attractions include Williamstown Theatre, the Boston Symphony’s summer home of Tanglewood and the Norman Rockwell Museum. The resort’s onsite amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub and fitness facilities. Accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom units that sleep 4-8 guests, with full or partial kitchen facilities.

Ski school, Downhill skiing, Swimming pool, Tennis, Entertainment, Fishing, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Games room

Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Laundry facilities, Playground

The Manhattan Club

Woodstone at Massanutten

New York

+1 888 692 2121

4064

Set in the heart of New York City, The Manhattan Club puts the famous attractions of The Big Apple right on your doorstep, whether you want to go sightseeing, visiting museums, shopping, dining, catching a show or seeing a live sports event. From the resort you can walk across the street to Carnegie Hall or around the corner to the lights and theatres of Broadway. The elegant resort is the perfect place to relax after an exciting day, with wonderful décor and facilities that include fitness and business centres, and a Private Club Lounge that serves continental breakfast and evening cocktails. The resort’s exquisitely appointed studio and one bedroom suites sleep 2-4 guests, all with partial kitchens.

Sedona, Arizona

+1 928 282 6640

4968

Located in the Red Rock country of northern Arizona, this resort is within easy driving distance of a range of exciting attractions including Oak Creek Canyon, Jerome Ghost Town and Verde River Canyon Railroad. You can also take a day trip to visit the Grand Canyon, while Sedona itself is a cultural centre with art galleries and American Indian archaeological sites. The elegant resort has a range of facilities, including a large swimming pool, hot tub, miniature golf course and bistro that opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Accommodation comprises one and two bedroom units that sleep 3-5 guests, all with full kitchen facilities.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Golf driving range, Restaurant

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+1 540 289 9441

5711

If you enjoy skiing, golfing, swimming, hiking or just relaxing, Woodstone at Massanutten, located just 16km east of Harrisonburg in Virginia, is the perfect family holiday spot, all year round. The resort offers a wide variety of amenities including two golf courses, one of which is suitable for all the family. Onsite facilities also include tennis courts, sauna, Jacuzzi and an array of dining options. There is also a stunning new indoor waterpark with surfing pool, water cannons, waterfalls, rapid rides and more. Accommodation ranges from one to four bedroom units that sleep 4-12 guests, with a mix of full or partial kitchen facilities.

Ski school, Indoor swimming pool, Spa, Golf, Tennis, Entertainment, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fishing, Games room, Restaurant

Wireless internet, Parking

Sedona Pines Resort

McGaheysville, Virginia

Scottsdale Camelback Resort Scottsdale, Arizona

+1 480 947 3300

1150

Located at the base of Camelback Mountain a short drive from downtown Scottsdale, this resort is set in the magnificent Sonoran Desert, where desert trails, rivers and mountains can all be explored. Eco-tours, treks on horseback, river rafting and balloon rides are all available. There are also world class shops, galleries, museums and restaurants nearby, while the resort’s onsite facilities include heated outdoor swimming pool, covered children’s pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpool spa, fitness centre, putting green and mini golf course. Accommodation is comprised of studio units sleeping 4 with partial kitchens and one and two bedroom units sleeping 6-8, with full kitchens. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Spa, Sauna, Racquetball, Tennis, Playground, Restaurant, Snack bar, Car Rental, Laundry facilities


Dolphin’s Cove Resort Anaheim, California

+1 714 980 0830

4907

Vista Mirage Resort Palm Springs, California

+1 760 320 5518

2501

Beautifully designed and conveniently located, Dolphin’s Cove Resort is just 2.5km from the magical Disneyland theme park, with an array of other major attractions nearby including SeaWorld and Six Flags Magic Mountain. There are gorgeous beaches, lakes where guests can try scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing or windsurfing, and opportunities for golf, tennis, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, horse riding and more. There’s no shortage of amenities onsite, which include outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, children’s pool, fitness centre and putting green. Accommodation is comprised of spacious one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-8 guests, all with full kitchens.

Located in the famous desert town of Palm Springs, Vista Mirage Resort is perfectly placed for guests to make the most of the shops, restaurants and entertainment of the downtown area, as well as a good base from which to explore further afield. Palm Springs Air Museum, San Jacinto mountain and Palm Springs Aerial Tramway are all nearby. There are also a host of amenities onsite, where the resort’s lush landscaping is home to two swimming pools, two whirlpools, a tennis court, fitness centre and games room. There are also organised children’s activities and picnic areas. Accommodation is in two bedroom apartments that sleep up to 6 guests, all with full kitchens.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness centre, Laundry facilities

Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Games room

Grand Pacific Resorts at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Carlsbad, California

+1 760 434 7020

1285

Grand Pacific Resorts at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort Carlsbad, California

+1 760 603 1700

3987

Idyllically located next to 8km of sandy beach and an abundance of watersports, dining and shopping options, this resort offers easy access to such exciting attractions as Legoland, California Surf Museum, Quail Botanical Garden and Oceanside Pier. Nearby San Diego features SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, cruises on the harbour and more. Back onsite you can take a dip in the beachside swimming pool or a soak in the relaxing hot tub. The resort’s facilities also include fitness centre, sauna and a range of activities, classes, tours and events. Accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-6, all with full kitchens and many with views of the beach and ocean.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Carlsbad Seapointe Resort is near one of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of beach in San Diego’s North County. An amazing amount of activities are nearby, including water skiing, scuba diving, boating, fishing, golf and horse riding, while San Diego and the quaint village of Carlsbad are also a short drive away. In addition, the resort has a range of onsite facilities including adult pool, family pool, health club, hot tub, sauna and much more. There are also onsite tennis facilities and a playground. Accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom units sleeping 4-7, all with full kitchen facilities.

Beach, Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Shopping, Jacuzzi, Restaurant

Swimming pool, Tennis, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Playground

Grand Pacific Resorts at Grand Pacific Palisades Carlsbad, California

+1 760 827 3200

5362

Grand Pacific Resorts at Coronado Beach Resort Coronado, California

+1 619 522 6000

2885

Set high above the beautiful Flower Fields of Carlsbad with sweeping ocean views but less than 1.5km from the beach, Grand Pacific Palisades Resort is ideally located to make the most of a variety of nearby attractions including Legoland California, Disneyland, Hollywood and California Surf Museum. San Diego is an easy drive away, where you can enjoy a cruise on the harbour or an animal encounter at SeaWorld or San Diego Zoo. The resort itself offers an array of onsite amenities including Olympic size pool, three spas, fitness centre, interactive waterpark and family pool, activity centre and award winning dining. Accommodation is comprised of comfortable one, two and three bedroom units that sleep 4-9 guests, all with full kitchens.

From the excitement of downtown San Diego to the world-famous San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, you’re never far from something spectacular at this resort, which offers easy access to a host of attractions. You can take a gondola cruise through the enchanting canals of the Coronado Cays, play golf or go on a fishing expedition. After a day of sightseeing and activity you can relax at the resort’s rooftop spa deck or fitness centre with sauna and hot tub. Guests also enjoy free access to nearby Loews Coronado Bay Resort, which has three swimming pools and range of family activities. The resort’s condo style accommodation comprises studio, one and two bedroom units sleeping 2-6 with partial kitchens.

Swimming pool, Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Games room, Restaurant

Fitness centre, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Laundry facilities

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