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Five Star Week in Crete Incl. Flights Over May Bank Holiday Weekend, €382!


If you are looking for a luxury break away in one of Greece’s most beautiful locations, then this five star week in Crete is for you!


This super deal to Crete flies directly from Dublin into Chania, otherwise known as ‘little Venice’. It’s stunning harbour filled with old Venetian buildings and narrow streets make it a beautiful place to stroll around. The waterfront cafes and restaurants are packed with people enjoying the fabulous Greek food and the atmosphere is almost tangible. Many old buildings have been transformed into boutique hotels but they still retain the character of this great city.

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There are plenty of quaint shopping streets with local souvenir and craft shops as well as galleries and museums to explore. The surrounding area has numerous sight seeing options, the Samaria Gorge being the most famous. Explore the mountain villages or simply relax on one of Crete’s sandy beaches, the choice is yours.

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I found this great deal in the contemporary Cretan Dream Royal Hotel, situated at Kato Stalos Beach, just 6km from Chania, the location offers you the best of both worlds. You can relax in one of their luxury suites at this beach front hotel or choose to explore the vibrant city of Chania. The excellent facilities on site as well as the warm welcome guests receive are the reason that tripadvisor awarded it with a certificate of excellence last year.

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Fly direct from Dublin to Crete(Chania) with Ryanair on the 1st of May and enjoy seven nights in a junior suite with a sea view, at this 5* luxury hotel for only €382 per person. This includes breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival – what fantastic value for a five star week in Crete!


View flights here €118pp

View hotel here €264pp


All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.




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Ras Al Khaimah, Flights & 5 Star All Inclusive Hotel, €869 or Waldorf Astoria B&B, €889!

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Looking for a sophisticated and relaxing alternative to Dubai? Ras Al Khaimah, or ‘Rak’ might just be what you are looking for. The diverse scenery in the rising Emirate includes white sandy beaches, desert dunes and rugged mountains.


There are a staggering 35 direct flights every week to the Emirates from Dublin airport. Many of you may have travelled to Dubai or stopped there en route to other destinations. Next time why not take the road less travelled and visit the quieter, more unspoilt Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah? You will discover a relaxed atmosphere, lower hotel prices but still the same great beaches and expansive deserts. But it doesn’t have to be completely relaxing…. RAK is home to the world’s longest zipline – Jebel Jais Flight. Thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies can travel at speeds of up to 120kph to 150kph at a height of 1,680 metres above sea level on top of Jebel Jais mountain, and land on a breath-taking transparent platform completely suspended in air. 

If that sounds a little too adventurous for you, check out the the Al Hamra shopping mall or enjoy a round of golf at the championship Al Hamra Golf Course. If you want to try something completely different, why not explore the ‘Omani Fjords’ on a traditional dhow, visit a Bedouin desert camp or see ‘Rak’ by gyrocopter at nearby Jazirah Aviation Club. If all of this is not enough, let’s not forget the dazzling city of Dubai is only an hour away


Tropical Sky feature many holidays to Ras Al Khaimah but I have hand picked two favourites, the all-inclusive Double Tree by Hilton Marjan Island and arguably the best hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria.

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5* Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island, Flights & 4 Nights, All-Inclusive, €869!

Situated on a private white sandy beach, this five star resort is only an hour from Dubai, yet feels world’s apart. Seven seems to be the lucky number at the hotel with a choice of seven swimming pools, seven spa treatment rooms and seven bars and restaurants, including a roof-top bar. Sports enthusiasts will love the host of water-sports available, fitness centre and tennis courts. The resort is all-inclusive so meals and drinks* are included until midnight each day. For a full list of what is included on the all-inclusive arrangement, click here.

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Reviewed as one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most popular hotels by tripadvisor, it’s not only adults who love this hotel – kids do too! The aqua zone with water slides, kids club with climbing wall and large outdoor playground, will keep children of all ages entertained throughout the day. And for a limited time kids under 12 go free when sharing a room with parents! The hotel also runs a free shuttle bus every Tuesday and Saturday to the marine and waterpark at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, when you book an Aqua-venture or tickets to Dolphin Bay.

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Fly from Dublin to Dubai and enjoy a four night all-inclusive stay at the five star Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island from only €869. Price includes flights, accommodation with meals and drinks and return airport transfers.

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5* Waldorf Astoria, Flights & 5 Nights B&B, €889!

 The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah was inspired by Arabian palaces and the building is an architectural masterpiece. It’s location is perfect too. Situated on it’s own private beach it also has the luxury of a dramatic mountain backdrop, a golf course and the Arabian Gulf, all visible from the hotel. The interior also has the wow factor. The stylish décor compliments the five star service and facilities on offer. This room is a King Classic Room which this offer is based on.

There is a also wide selection of international restaurants and bars to choose from. The half board deluxe package includes two complimentary drinks with meals and allows you to dine in their main buffet restaurant or use dining credit to eat in any of their 3 a là carte restaurants. Facilities at the hotel include an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and a luxury spa. This spa has an undersea theme and uses our very own Voya seaweed products, which are produced on the west coast of Ireland. There are plenty of water sports available at the beach, including jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling. The chances are you won’t want to leave the hotel! Rated number 1 on tripadvisor and the 2018 travellers choice winner, this is amazing value for such a luxurious hotel.

Prices from €889 for a five night stay include flights, breakfast each day and return airport transfers!

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Tropical Sky but all views, as always, are my own 🙂  *Note Eid Al Adha is the 21st of August for 4 nights, so alcohol restrictions will apply at this time.


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Book 5 Nights, Stay 5 Nights Free at the Luxury Katathani Phuket, 1 week inc Flights & Transfers, €1179!


The luxury Katathani Phuket Beach Resort has something to suit all travellers. This hotel epitomises everything that Phuket has to offer, beauty, adventure and culture.

Phuket is not only a place for honeymooners, it is the largest and busiest of Thailand’s tropical islands. It’s diversity attracts couples and singles as well as families. You can choose to lounge on a beach all day and enjoy some spa treatments, party all night in one of Patong’s lively bars or go exploring with the kids. Although still a tropical paradise there are numerous things to do here. A trip to one of the neighbouring islands, Phi Phi being the most popular, or a visit to the old town of Phuket, with it’s quirky streets will not disappoint. It is also a great place to chill out after a trip to bustling Bangkok or elephant trekking in Chang Mai.

luxury Katathani Phuket

Situated on one of Phuket’s best beaches with a lush green forest as a backdrop, the luxury Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is paradise! I love their slogan ‘for those who want to get away from it all yet can still have it all’. There are six swimming pools and six restaurants to choose from as well as a luxury spa full of pampering options. The fitness centre has a fully equipped gym with personal trainers and also offers yoga and aqua aerobics classes. If you are feeling more adventurous there is waterpolo, a dive school and even Thai boxing! Foodies will love the Thai cooking and fruit carving classes as well has a wide selection of dining options available. If you just want to chill out on a sun lounger, thats cool too, why not opt for a massage, manicure or pedicure in the garden 😍 If you fancy a night out or a trip into the old town of Phuket, the hotel has a shuttle bus to Patong and Phuket. But with views like this over dinner, why would you want to leave….

luxury Katathani Phuket

The Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is paradise for children too! There are four swimming pools suitable for kids, including one with a mini water slide. There is a shaded area with a sand pit and a kids club for 4- 12 year olds. The hotel also has kids menu options and a babysitting service. There is also numerous sports facilities including golf putting greens, waterpolo, volleyball, table tennis and billiards. Grand deluxe family rooms have a sliding door between parents and kids’ sleeping areas and for a limited time, two kids under 16 go FREE when sharing a rooms with 2 adults!

luxury Katathani Phuket

There is a wide selection of rooms available including oceanfront suites. family suites and even three bedroom villas. Even the standard deluxe rooms are fab!  . If you pay for 5 nights, you can get 5 nights FREE, stay for one week and get a second week FREE! Prices are available from €1179. Prices include flights, taxes, transfers and hotel on a B&B basis for seven nights. So what are you waiting for?

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Prices are correct at the time of issue but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by Tropical Sky but all views, as always, are my own 🙂

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