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Is UNICO 20°87° The Best All-Inclusive Hotel In Mexico?

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Imagine staying in a hotel where spa treatments and golf are included, where you can enjoy free excursions and swim with dolphins, and just pay a 20% service fee. UNICO 20°87° is an all-inclusive resort like no other.

 

UNICO 20°87° is a new adult-only luxury hotel, located on a stunning white sandy beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It has broken boundaries on so many levels. You may expect to dine in any of the restaurants, enjoy premium drinks and avail of a host of water-sports; but it is their extra inclusions that make the all-inclusive arrangement so unique. Where else would you find excursions included in the price of your say? You can visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum, zipline in Selvatica Park, swim with dolphins or enjoy a romantic dinner on a tall ship. All of these tours are included in the price of your stay, you just pay the 20% service fee!

Fancy a relaxing massage or a detoxifying facial? Why not treat yourself to a pedicure or a blow dry. You can even get a couples massage, so men need not feel left out 😉. Imagine paying €6 for a manicure, or €10 for a blowdry – that is (approximately) what the 20% service fee equates to! You can also enjoy a round of golf, or golf lessons with a Pro or enjoy personal training sessions and a host of fitness classes. Whether you fancy yoga on the beach or a spinning class in the fitness centre, Unico 20°87° have you covered. You can see a full list of all inclusions here.

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Rooms are pretty special too! Choose an Alcoba swim-up pool room, or a room with an ocean view and an outdoor spa tub. If you are travelling with friends and fancy your own private villa, they have that too, complete with a huge terrace and two spa tubs! Regardless of what room you choose, you will have your own personalised Anfitrión, (private butler), available 24 hours a day. They will help you with restaurant reservations, organise tours, un pack your suitcase and even organise your laundry!

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If you just want to relax, why not chill out in one of the three swimming pools? You might fancy a cocktail in one of the cool bars or some delicious food in one of the five restaurants; which, like most things at this hotel, are included in the price of your stay.  They also offer unique cultural experiences, including cookery classes and a cocktail hour in a nearby Mayan village. And if you still need convincing, check out the amazing reviews on tripadvisor, where Unico 20°87° gets a five star rating and is rated the best hotel in the Riviera Maya.

 

Tropical Sky have exclusive offers in Unico 20°87° with prices from €1459 for a seven night stay, on an all-inclusive basis with flights and transfers.  

 

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Sarah

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5 Ultimate Luxury Holidays With Free Upgrades And Exclusive Offers

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From Mexico to the Maldives, Barbados to Thailand, check out my top luxury holidays with free upgrades and exclusive offers.

 

I have teamed up with Tropical Sky to bring you some of the best luxury holidays for less. Want all-inclusive hotels where spa treatments, tours and golf are included? Fancy an over water bungalow in the Maldives with an upgrade to full board? Maybe a free upgrade to a jacuzzi suite in Thailand or perhaps up to 50% off in Sandals Barbados… These are just some of the amazing luxury holidays on offer with Tropical Sky.

 

Hurawalhi Island Resort – Maldives

From €2409 with seaplane transfers for seven nights.

The Maldives are probably one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Over water bungalows, pristine white sandy beaches and an underwater paradise, it is not surprising that the barefoot luxury of the Maldives is on everyone’s bucketlist. Hurawalhi Island is a picture postcard island resort that encapsulates the image of the Maldives. Complete with the world’s largest undersea restaurant and over water bungalows that lead right into the crystal clear waters of the lagoon, it is an adults-only paradise island. There are plenty of other restaurants to choose from it you want to eat above sea level, as well as an infinity pool, a luxury spa and a host of watersports. Watch the sunset from the Coco bar or the Champagne Pavillion and if you fancy a lively night, there is a choice of evening entertainment including live music and even a disco!

Tropical Sky are offering a free upgrade to full board when staying in an Ocean Villa, Ocean Sunset Villa, Ocean Pool Villa & Ocean Sunset Pool Villa, if you travel from the 1st of November to the 30th of April and book before the 31st October. Prices start at €3589 in one of only 15 luxurious ocean villas which are nestled in stilts over the water ❤️ This includes a saving of €1000 per person and includes flights, seaplane transfers and accommodation on full board basis.

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The Paradise Koh Yao – Thailand

From €1039 on a bed & breakfast basis in a jacuzzi studio for seven nights.

If you are looking for one of Thailand’s best kept secrets – you found it! Koh Yao No is located an hour by boat from bustling Phuket, yet world’s apart. This romantic hideaway is perfect for anyone looking to experience unspoilt Thailand without breaking the bank. With stunning views over Phang Nga Bay, this is where you will enjoy lazy beach days with your loved one. There is also a large infinity pool, twice daily open air yoga classes and a host of watersports available.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive offer of a free upgrade to a jacuzzi studio, yes your own private jacuzzi in your room! You will also receive 1 hour spa aromatherapy treatment for two per stay, if booked by the 31st of October. And that’s not all, if you book 60 days before arrival you can save an additional 20% discount on the hotel cost! Prices from €1039 on a bed & breakfast basis in a jacuzzi studio.

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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

From €879 on a half board basis for six nights

Only an hour from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, or ‘Rak’, has white sandy beaches, desert dunes and rugged mountains. Explore the ‘Omani Fjords’ on a traditional dhow, visit a Bedouin desert camp or see ‘Rak’ by gyrocopter at the Jazirah Aviation Club. 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, an 18 hole 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. There is a wide selection of international restaurants and bars to choose from, a luxury spa, golf course and swimming pool. Check out the short video below and you will see why it is rated number 1 on tripadvisor.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive offer of a free upgrade to half board with free airport transfers if you book by the 31st of October. You can also avail of a free upgrade to a sea view junior suite with balcony, if you book by the 9th of October.  Prices from €879 for a six night stay in June.

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UNICO – Mexico

From €2099 on a premium all-inclusive basis for seven nights.

Imagine staying in an all inclusive hotel with spa treatments and golf included, where you can take Mayan jungle tours, sailing trips or swim with dolphins, and just pay a 20% service fee. UNICO 20°87°’ differs from other luxury hotels because of their unique all-inclusive offering. With personal training sessions, spa treatments, water-sports and incredible tours included in the price, this is an all-inclusive resort like no other. All you pay is a 20% service tax – see a full list of inclusions here. UNICO 20°87° is a brand new adult-only luxury hotel, located on a stunning beach and is the best hotel in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, according to tripadvisor. It’s contemporary décor manages to incorporate traditional Mexican style with lavish furnishings. They also offer unique cultural experiences, including cookery classes and a cocktail hour in a nearby Mayan village. There are three swimming pools, a wide variety of dining options as well as a luxury spa and yoga and exercise classes on the beach. Rooms are not standard either, choose an Alcoba swim up pool room or a room with an ocean view and an outdoor spa tub. You even have your own personalised Anfitrión, or host, available 24 hours a day.

Tropical Sky have an exclusive saving of €200 per person with unlimited select spa and beauty treatments included in the all-inclusive package (20% tax paid locally). Prices from €2,099 per person for seven night stay on an all-inclusive basis.

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Sandals Resort, Barbados

From €2379 on a premium all-inclusive basis for seven nights.

Barbados is one of my favourite Caribbean islands. It’s combination of amazing beaches, UNESCO world heritate sites and vibrant nightlife means there is something here for everyone to enjoy. It’s cosmopolitan population means you are as likely meet an Irish man behind the bar as a Bajan. In multicultural Barbados, anything goes. Read my Barbados blog for more info.

Sandals Barbados is the ultimate couples only resort. The unique all-inclusive offering includes unlimited fine dining in eleven different restaurants with your choice of premium branded drinks from seven bars. Unlike many all-inclusive resorts, Sandals also offer unlimited scuba diving and other water sports included in the price of your stay. It’s location close to the lively St Lawrence Gap gives you the option to pop into town if you fancy trying one of Barbados’ legendary street parties.

For a limited time Tropical Sky have a staggering 50% off at Sandals Barbados. Price for flights, transfers and a deluxe room on a premium all-inclusive basis is €2379 in November, €2629 in April, May or June or €2789 in July and August.

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Why not start your luxury holidays in style, by flying business class. Go one better and enjoy a free upgrade to first class when you purchase a business class ticket with British Airways to Mexico, Canada or the USA. Travel by 31st December.

 

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

 

Sarah

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Top 10 Indian Ocean Holidays for 2017

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The Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Zanzibar.  Some of the world’s most stunning destinations are all so close together. Check out my top 10 Indian Ocean holidays and tick one off your bucket list!

 

Expect breath-taking beaches, underwater paradises and year round shine. All of the islands are competing for the luxury market, honeymoons and special occasion holidays. The result is deluxe hotels, supreme service and unforgettable experiences available throughout. The islands of the Indian Ocean don’t only offer sun and sand, there are also cultural experiences waiting to be discovered. And for those who want a little more adventure, why not combine with South Africa, Tanzania or Dubai. But which islands to choose and where to stay? Here are my top 10 Indian Ocean holidays…

Maldives

Maldives are the islands associated with barefoot luxury, over water bungalows and incredible diving and snorkeling. There are almost  twelve hundred islands but only 200 are inhabited and of those 200, only 105 are island resorts. Hotels in the Maldives are breaking the boundaries here with underwater restaurants, outdoor showers, and water villas with glass floors so you can see the tropical fish at any time. Some resorts offer private islands for honeymooners so you can literally have an island all to yourself.  These luxuries can come with a hefty price tag but more and more hotels are offering all-inclusive packages so once you arrive, you will need no spending money. If you are looking for some action at the beginning or end of your trip, combine this with a few days in Dubai.

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Where to stay:

 

Best value: 4* Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon, All-Inclusive basis

Set on its own private island, accessible by speed boat, need I say more? With picture perfect beaches, a fitness centre and activities on site, everything you need is right here. As this is all-inclusive you can enjoy sundowners every evening from your own water bungalow. Prices from only €1549 for seven nights, including flights, accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and speed boat transfers.  Click here for more details:

 

Blow the budget: 5* Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, B&B basis.

Spread across two islands this is one of the world’s best luxury resorts. This is home to the famous under water restaurant, Ithaa, which features on almost every travel bucket list. There are 11 other restaurants here including celebrity chef dining and a teppanyaki restaurant served on the beach, the choice is superb. If you stay between the 20th of April and the 30th of September you receive FREE upgrade to Half Board!  All villas come with outdoor shower and some have their own private plunge pool. Prices from €2759 for seven nights, including flights, sea plane transfers and accommodation on a B&B basis.  Click here for more details:

 

Mauritius

Five star hotels on white sandy beaches with year round sunshine. Sounds perfect! However Mauritius offers so much more. Whale watching, waterfalls and water-sports, fine dining to creole cooking, Mauritius is an island of contrasts. Paradise beach resort one minute and deep in the jungle the next. Mauritius is renowned for great wildlife and sports enthusiasts will love it’s selection of golf courses. The combination of European, Asian and African influence has created a truly cosmopolitan feel and a island full of culture.

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Great value: 5* Maritim Resort & Spa, All Inclusive basis

Set between 60 acres of tropical gardens, on a magnificent beach, between the capital, Port Louis and the tourist centre of Grand-Baie, the location of the Maritim Resort and Spa is perfect! There is an infinity pool, plenty of on site activities and a wide selection of watersports available. As it is an all-inclusive resort, meals and drinks are included in the price, you even have your own stocked minibar included in the price. Prices from €1609 for seven nights, including flights, hotel on an all-inclusive basis and transfers. Click here for more details:

 

Blow the budget: 5* Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Half Board basis

Set amongst 27 acres of gardens with stunning seaviews, the Maradiva Resort and Spa is paradise personified. Villas have their own private pool and come with a butler service. The luxury spa offers a choice of treatments, a hydrotherapy pool and there is a fitness centre with yoga and aqua yoga. Watersports are plentiful as are the dining options. Prices from €2239 for seven nights including flights, transfers and villa on a half board basis. Click here for more details:

 

Seychelles

Another archipelago of 115 islands, the Seychelles is a top honeymoon destination. Unlike the Maldives, you will find jungle terrain and small cove beaches amongst picture perfect stretches of white sand. Go island hopping, try some scuba diving or witness their giant tortoises. If you fancy a change of scene, Victoria, the capital has a great choice of bars and restaurants and a bustling indoor market.

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Where to stay:

 

Best value: 4* Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa, B&B Basis

This quiet relaxing resort is located on a great beach on the west coast of Mahe. There is a choice of restaurants, a wide selection of watersports, a relaxing spa and fitness centre with yoga classes. Families will enjoy the on site kids club from age 4 – 12 years. Prices from €1319 for seven nights, including flights, accommodation on a B&B basis and transfers. Click here for more details: 

 

Blow the budget: 5* Banyan Tree, Seychelles B&B basis

Secluded villas with your own private pool and sun terrace, this is the perfect romantic getaway. Situated on a stunning beach with a freeform infinity pool, luxury spa and fine dining, it doesn’t get much better than this. Prices from €2569 for seven nights, for flights, villa on a B&B basis and transfers. Click here for more details:

 

Sri Lanka

Another island of contrasts, Sri Lanka’s coast is full of tropical white sandy beaches while inland there are tea plantations and rolling hills. Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Sri Lanka’s culture and traditions are worth a trip alone. Sri Lanka is an ideal two centre holiday. Visit the world’s only elephant orphanage, the capital Colombo and the world heritage sites before relaxing in one of the five star luxury beach resorts. You can also combine Sri Lanka with the Maldives, only an hour’s flight away, its the perfect Indian Ocean combination.

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Where to stay?

 

Best value: 4* Club Hotel Dolphin Waikkal, All-Inclusive basis

This modern resort is ideally located on the west coast, beside a sandy beach. The large swimming pool and on site activities make it a great choice for families too. Highly rated on tripadvisor and with all meals and drinks included, this hotel is hard to beat for value. Prices from €1089 for seven nights, including flights, transfers and hotel on an all-inclusive basis. Click here for more details:

 

Blow the budget: 5* Jetwing Lighthouse Galle, B&B basis

Sri Lanka’s leading spa resort and one of the small luxury hotels of the world, this is the ultimate place to stay in Sri Lanka. It is situated on a pristine white sandy beach with stunning sea views and mixes modern decor with classic styles. The service, food and facilities are first class. Prices from €1349 for seven nights including flights, hotel on a B&B basis and transfers. Click here for more details:

 

Zanzibar

One of my favourite holidays,  I combined a safari in Tanzania with a week in Zanzibar.  It’s slow paced relaxed vibe is just what I needed after an action packed safari. Complete with unspoilt white sandy beaches and warm waters, many choose to relax here and rarely leave their hotel. Those who do will find a capital, Stone Town, full of character and charm and a jungle interior waiting to be explored. The plantations are famous for spices, in fact it is often referred to as the ‘spice island’ and if you look closely you may spot the red colobus monkeys that roam freely here.

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Where to stay?

 

Best value: 5* Dream of Zanzibar Resort, All-Inclusive basis

This luxury beach front property has five restaurants and three bars so there are plenty of places to enjoy the all-inclusive facilities. There is a watersports centre, multisports court and gym if you need to work off those extra calories! If you just want to chill out an relax there are two pools, a luxury spa and of course there’s the stunning beach. With prices from €1439 including flights, all-inclusive accommodation and transfers, for seven nights, this is exceptional value for a 5* resort. Click here for more details:

 

Blow the budget: 5* The Residence Zanzibar, Half Board Basis

This elegant hotel is located on one of the island’s best beaches. It’s modern decor mixed with traditional themes make it the idyllic choice on the island. The resort has sixty six villas, each with a private pool, stunning sea views, private gardens and a personal butler. There are thirty two hectares of gardens, pool, fitness centre, spa and a selection of watersports available. With prices from €1619 including flights, villa on a half board basis and transfers, for seven nights, this is not as expensive as you would expect for such a luxurious hotel. Click here for more details:

 

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 🙂
Sarah
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Dominican Republic All Inclusive Deal, 12th May, 1 week, €765!

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800 miles of Caribbean coastline, year round sunshine, picture postcard beaches and tropical rainforests. You need to check out this amazing Dominican Republic all inclusive deal…

 

Filled with luxury resorts and white sandy beaches, Punta Cana is the most popular resort. Watersports are plentiful, try diving, snorkelling or enjoy a sunset cruise! The island’s interior is filled with tropical rainforests and lush mountains and is definitely worth exploring. However most of the hotels are all-inclusive so many tend to stay put and enjoy the onsite facilities. If you take a stroll along the beaches in Punta Cana you will discover the coolest beach houses selling local handcrafts and gifts.

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Sunway have many accommodation offerings but I couldn’t resist the value at the Riu Naiboa hotel. For €875 you can enjoy a week’s stay with flights, all meals and drinks included!! Located on the Atlantic Coast this modern all-inclusive hotel in set in extensive gardens and offers sports facilities including kayaking, pedaloes and sailing, all part of the all-inclusive arrangement. For any night owls, drinks are served 24 hours a day ( local brands) and all RIU guests go free at Splash Water World. The hotel also has a kids club and offers daily entertainment for adults and children so why not bring the kids along? This is no doubt one of the best deals I have seen to the Caribbean!

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For those who are looking for five star luxury, try Dreams Punta Cana. This adult-only luxury resort is one of the best on the island, receives outstanding reviews on tripadvisor and is available for only €1,189.  You will receive a stocked minibar in your suite, free WiFi, a choice of 8 a la carte restaurants, 10 bars and 24 hour room service. You don’t even need to leave your lounger when you want a cocktail – they offer waiter service at the pools and beach!

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No matter which option you choose, you can’t deny they are both exceptional value. And with the all-inclusive arrangement, you don’t need any spending money! So for €87 you can be lying on a Caribbean beach in May…..

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

 

 

 

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St Lucia For Romance, Adventure And Family Fun

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Palm fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and dramatic tropical rainforests. The Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic ocean, old plantations and modern resorts, waterfalls and watersports, St Lucia has it all.

 

Although known as one of the most romantic Caribbean islands, St Lucia is not just for couples. It’s mountainous terrain makes it ideal for adventure sports, while families love the all-inclusive resorts, numerous watersports and rainforest adventures. I holidayed in St Lucia with my husband and we absolutely loved it. There was so much to see and do, I would highly recommend a visit! Here are my top picks in St Lucia for romance, adventure and family fun.

St Lucia

 

Romance

St Lucia and romance go hand in hand. The combination of palm fringed beaches and tropical rainforests make it the picture postcard island. Try scuba diving or snorkelling in the Caribbean Sea, take a hike through the spectacular rainforests or bathe in the Toraille waterfall.  Treat yourself to fine dining at Cliff at Cap Restaurant and enjoy a sunset cruise Caribbean style. St Lucia is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.

Where to stay: – Rendezvous Hotel

For the perfect romantic beach hotel, it has to be Rendezvous. This adult only, boutique hotel is situated on two miles of white sand beach. It’s all-inclusive too, so you can relax on a sun lounger and have the fantastic staff bring cocktails as often as you like! There are two swimming pools, a jacuzzi and a spa. Renowned for its superb cuisine, this classic hotel can do no wrong.

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Nature & Adventure

The iconic twin peaks of the Pitons are practically asking to be climbed. The larger of the two, Gros Piton is the easier to climb and is worth the six hour round trip. The views of St Lucia and the Caribbean Sea are stunning and it is also the cool thing to do when you are there! If hiking is not your thing try a segway or island buggy tour. Visit the colonial plantations in the south of the island, try a volcanic mud bath and end your tour with a bathe in the Toraille waterfall.  If you are staying in the north, The Babonneau rainforest near Rodney bay is a great day out. Try their zipline and release your inner Tarzan! Watersports are plentiful too, with snorkelling, sailing and kitesurfing being the most popular.

Where to stay: – Jade Mountain Hotel.

For a once in a life time luxury experience it has to be the Jade Mountain hotel. One of St Lucia’s best hotels,  it is located on a hilltop offering stunning views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. This this a nature lovers paradise. Your room, or sanctuary as they like to call them has a private infinity pool, no TV and even WiFi is only available if requested. If escapism, romance and luxury is what you seek – look no further.

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Family Fun

St Lucia is a great choice for a family holiday in the Caribbean. The calm Caribbean Sea is perfect for snorkelling even with small children. Kids will see the colourful fish and marine life in the shallow waters. Depending on where you are staying you can book a day trip with equipment rental included through most hotels. Dolphin and whale watching tours are a great choice for day out. Teenagers will love the many ziplines available through the Rainforest Adventures. Most have a minimum age of 12 or height restriction of 50″ but the Treetop adventure park includes a mini course with suspended bridges for younger kids.

Where to stay: The Coconut Bay Resort.

The Coconut Bay Resort is an ideal choice for families. There is a dedicated family wing which has it’s own waterpark, complete with lazy river and a host of slides. The Cocoland kids club is perfect for kids up to age 12 and there are plenty of on site activities and entertainment for all ages. The petting zoo has interactive zones where kids can pet and feed the animals. There is a separate adults only area in the hotel so you can chill out and relax while the kids are happy at the waterpark. Just sign in and sign out using a local phone and your kids can contact you at any time! The all-inclusive arrangement is great for families too, kids can help themselves to drinks, ice creams and snacks during the day.

St Lucia

I think it’s fair to say that St Lucia is one of the Caribbean islands where everything is possible. Young or old, thrill seeker or beach lover, St Lucia safely ticks all boxes. For more details and advice on resorts, contact the experts at Tropical Sky.ie . Their staff have visited the hotels and will recommend the right hotel for you.

 

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Koh Samui, Thailand, Flights & 5* Luxury All Inclusive Resort, €1579!

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Forget about the paradise beaches, the English meaning of Ko Samui – ‘safe haven island’, makes you want to go there…

 

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most popular islands for tourists yet it has managed to stay authentic. It attracts trendy students and upmarket couples and thankfully, not as many rowdy crowds that descend on some of Thailand’s other islands. Stunning beaches, amazing restaurants and lively beach parties are what it is renowned for but if you look a little closer you will find lots of traditional villages with local food stalls, pretty temples, rainforests, waterfalls and even some deserted beaches. A visit to Ang Thong Marine National Park is a must. Complete with 42 islands, some mountainous, some jungle clad, and some with hidden coves just waiting to be explored. When you arrive back at your hotel, a Thai massage will be greatly appreciated 😉

Koh Samui

Speaking of which, the luxurious 5* Mai Samui Resort offers many pampering spa treatments, as well as three swimming pools and a host of on site activities. Take a Thai cookery class, try water yoga or if you are feeling energetic try mountain biking or sea kayaking. The beauty of the Mai Samui Resort is that meals and drinks are included in the price. Enjoy personal service from their excellent staff who will cater for your every need.  There is a choice of three restaurants plus light bites served at the Sand bar ( how cool does that sound?) For a full list of what is included click here. Enjoy a sundowner at the swim up bar or beach bar – did I mention that Koh Samui has the most amazing sunsets!

Koh Samui

This traditional Thai hotel is perfect for anyone who is looking for a luxury hotel in a secluded area, with fantastic facilities. It receives excellent reviews on tripadvisor as well as quotes like ‘dream holiday’ and ‘paradise’!  Tropical Sky are offering an amazing deal for anyone who books 5 nights – you can get the same number of nights FREE! They have deals available from €1,519 for a seven night stay in the winter months and €1579 next Summer. All prices include flights, hotel on an all-inclusive basis, transfers, baggage, all taxes and assistance while in resort.

 

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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 🙂

 

Sarah

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Barbados Baby! 1 week Flights & 4 Star Hotel, All Inclusive, €1599!

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Barbados is one of my favourite islands in the Caribbean. It has stunning beaches, great night life and so much to see and do, it’s not surprising people come from all over the world to live here. Experience it yourself this summer with a choice of two amazing Barbados deals from Tropicalsky.ie

 

There are so many different nationalities living in Barbados that you feel like you belong as soon as you step off the plane. Everyone speaks English and they even drive on the same side of the road as us! Speaking of which, you can drive around Barbados in a few hours, it’s a lot smaller than you might think. Barbados although perfect for a romantic holiday, offers so much more. The island is full of interesting sights, the night life is excellent and the water-sports are second to none. It is home to some of the best surfing in the Caribbean but if that’s not your thing, you can go swimming with turtles instead! For more info on Barbados read my blog here.

Barbados, Sarah Slattery, The Travel Expert

There are two sides to the island that are sold widely from Ireland. The lively South Coast is home to the capital, Bridgetown and is where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. The West Coast is quieter and offers a calmer more relaxed vibe. This is where the islands top hotels are located on the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.

I found two amazing deals staying in the exclusive West Coast but without the expensive price tag! The ‘adults only‘, 4* Sugar Cane Club is rated number 1 on tripadvisor and receives excellent reviews. It is a steal at only €1,599 per person in May, June, July or August. You will have a specious one bedroom suite, a choice of swimming pools, a gym and a spa to unwind after all the hard work 😉

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If you fancy bottomless cocktails,  a choice of dining options, free water sports and plenty of on site entertainment, then the all-inclusive Almond Beach Resort is the one to choose. Also situated on the West Coast, this beach front property is actually next door to Sandy Lane! You just have to pop by for a look – sure it would be rude not to! I stayed here a few years ago and had a fantastic time. It’s a great place to try lots of new activities that you may not normally try, like paddle boarding, kayaking or reef fishing. They even offer glass bottom boat and speedboat rides, and all of these are complimentary!. They have plenty of land activities too including tennis lessons, yoga classes, golf practice range, gym and even beach cricket (well it is Barbados)! There is nightly entertainment and a weekly beach party – the overall vibe here is fun! There are two restaurants on site, (including the one in the pic below) and the all-inclusive package also allows you to dine in the nearby Sugar Cane Club once during your stay.

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The Almond Beach Resort is highly rated on tripadvisor and is priced at €2089 per person, including flights, accommodation on an all-inclusive basis and transfers. This price is based on travelling in September or October but there are plenty of other dates available, just check in with the sales team in TropicalSky.ie or click below.

Click here for more details on the Sugar Cane Club:  €1,599pp

 Click here for the Almond Beach Resort; €2089pp

 

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 🙂

 

Sarah

The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery
 
 
 
 
 
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5* All Inclusive at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, €2059!

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Palace Resorts offer some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean. Until 2015 they only had hotels in Mexico, but they bowed to demand and opened their first 5* luxury hotel in Jamaica last year!

Situated right at the water’s edge, with nothing in front of you only immaculate white sandy beaches and the blue waters of the Caribbean, the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande’s setting is perfect. This modern resort offers the highest standards in service and quality and has everything you need for a fun filled Caribbean holiday.

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort

Like all Palace Resorts the all-inclusive arrangement is excellent and is available 24 hours a day. No need to check what drinks are included here, they all are, well maybe not 200 year old scotch but you get the idea! Johnnie Walker black label, Grey goose vodka and good quality wines, are all included, either in one of the five bars, or in your bedroom! The dining options are superb and Palace resorts are renowned for their high quality cuisine. You can choose any of the six restaurants which feature American, Mexican, Italian and Pan-Asian cuisine, and all are included in the price of your stay.

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

There are lots of activities included too, try sailing, snorkeling or test your surfing skills on their surf simulator. The icing on the cake is when you book seven nights at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande you automatically get a whopping $1500 resort credit! How amazing is that! This can be used for spa treatments, motorised water sports or one of their tours. The hotel has their own dolphin habitat so why not use your resort credit for a dolphin swim? Click here for more details.

Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort

One of the things I love about this resort is that it’s only five minutes from downtown Ocho Rios. Once a small fishing village Ocho Rios is now one of Jamaica’s most popular tourist resorts. This is also where most of the cruise ships are docked and is a bustling town with an international vibe. You are also next door to one of the island’s most popular tourist attractions, Dunn’s river falls. This waterfall is unlike any you have seen before, and climbing the 600ft to the top, just has to be done! If I can do it, so can you! There are lots of other day trip opportunities in Jamaica.You can go horse riding in the sea, river rafting on the Martha Brae river, or my personal favourite, take a trip to Negril to watch the sunset from the iconic Rick’s cafe!
 Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

 

Fly from Dublin to Jamaica and enjoy a seven night all-inclusive stay from only €2,059 per person. For a limited time receive an additional $1500 resort credit! This price is based on departing the 25th of September, but Tropical Sky have amazing offers at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort throughout the winter and for Summer 2017.

 

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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 🙂

 

Sarah

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5* Luxury Moon Palace Resort Cancun , All Inclusive €1,409!

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A five star all-inclusive holiday in the Moon Palace Resort Cancun for €1409 – too good to be true?

When I saw this deal to the Moon Palace Resort Cancun from Tropical Sky, I thought there must be a catch. I was wrong! All-inclusive in the Moon Palace means just that. You can dine in any of their fifteen restaurants, have cocktails in any of their twelve bars or if you want a night a nightcap on your balcony – you can have a drink from your well-stocked minibar. All of these are included in the price of your stay! And thats not all… for a limited time you will $1500 resort credit absolutely free!!

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The Moon Palace is beside Jack Nicklaus golf course, has two fitness centres, two swimming pools with swim up bars, multi sports courts and offers a range of water sports. There is day and night entertainment including live music shows and if you want to dance the night away, they have their own nightclub too. All rooms come with a private balcony with a hammock and a double Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Families are well catered for too with family rooms, kids clubs a kids waterpark.  This resort is highly rated in tripadvisor, won a travellers choice award and is considered at Platinum level from Greenleaders. If you fancy a night out, Cancun is only a half hour away and you can also explore the nearby islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujieres. The Moon Palace also happens to be sitting on a stunning white sandy beach facing the Caribbean Sea, so it’s fair to say you might not want to leave it.

Moon Palace Resort Cancun

Fly from Dublin to Cancun and enjoy a seven night all-inclusive stay from only €1,409 next Summer.  Remember for a limited time you will also receive a staggering $1500 in resort credit. Tropical Sky have amazing offers at the Moon Palace Resort throughout the year so if you are looking for a different time, click on the link below for year round prices.

 

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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 🙂

 

Sarah

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5* All Inclusive Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius, €1719!

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Think long haul this year and try somewhere new.  Stay at the 5* All Inclusive, Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius from only €1719!

 

“Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius” – Mark Twain

When you think about Mauritius, luxury hotels on white powder beaches spring to mind. While that sounds pretty good, it is only scratching the surface. From snorkelling to whale watching, waterfalls to water-sports, fine dining to creole cooking, Mauritius is an island of contrasts. One minute you can be on one of the best beaches in the world, the next, navigating rolling hills seeing remarkable wildlife. All that being said, it’s the luxury hotels and white sandy beaches that attract millions of holidaymakers each year – and Mauritius has plenty of them too!

5* All Inclusive Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius, €1549!

I found an amazing deal with TropicalSky.ie staying in the 5* Maritim Resort & Spa. Set on 60 acres of tropical gardens on a white powder beach, it is as their slogan says, ‘beyond paradise’.  You can relax at the infinity pool, the beach or the spa. You can go horse riding, play tennis or a round of golf! There are numerous water-sports on the beach as well a dive centre.

The resort is all-inclusive and as you would expect from a luxury resort and there is a wide choice of dining options. And the drinks are pretty good too! You can choose quality French wines and imported spirits, you can even drink from your own minibar without paying a supplement! Wifi is free in all rooms and public areas, so plenty of opportunities to post selfies from the beach 🙂 If all of this isn’t enough, you are located between Port Louis (Mauritius’ vibrant capital) and Grand-Baie – the lively tourist resort.

5* All Inclusive Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius, €1549!

Fly from Dublin to Mauritius and spend seven nights at the 5* All Inclusive Maritim Resort & Spa, Mauritius from €1719 – that’s a massive saving of €800 per person!

 

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

 

Sarah
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