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Whats New, What's Hot For 2012 - Tropical Sky’s Tips For Travel
Specialists in long-haul travel, Tropical Sky has expanded its portfolio for 2012, adding resorts in Thailand, United Arab Emirates and throughout the Caribbean.
Thailand: Boathouse Resort On The Beach Re-Opens in Phuket
After extensive renovation, the re-branded boutique Boathouse Resort On The Beach has just opened in Phuket. Situated on the breathtaking Kata Beach, adjacent to the Andaman Sea, this four-star plus resort now offers an exceptional blend of its original elegance and traditions with a distinctly contemporary style. New additions include a rooftop Sunset Lounge, beach club, infinity edge pool and a spa.
For active guests, there are boat and scuba-diving trips and sea kayak tours or land excursions such as jungle trekking and elephant riding. Retail therapy is provided in the form of extensive shopping opportunities within walking distance, while foodies can learn the secrets of Thai cuisine with hands-on cooking classes by Chef Rattana.
In the evening there are various Thai cultural shows and cabarets to entertain, while the resort’s Boathouse Wine & Grill offers an award-winning wine cellar and Thai and French gourmet menus, which will appeal to connoisseurs of fine dining.
In 2012, prices start from £1,089 per person, based on selected departures in July and September. The price includes scheduled flights from Heathrow with Thai Airways, seven nights in a superior sea view room on a bed and breakfast basis, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. Visit www.tropicalsky.co.uk/
Mauritius: A Unique All-Inclusive Golf Or Spa Concept At Tamarina Hotel
Offering elegant simplicity, the boutique four-star Tamarina Hotel, Golf, Beach & Spa, is nestled between the mountains and turquoise waters on the west coast of Mauritius. With only 50 rooms, it offers a warm and tranquil atmosphere with a unique all-inclusive golf or spa concept.
For golfers there’s unlimited green fees (excluding golf cart) on the 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course designed by Rodney Wright, while non-golfers can take advantage of a complimentary 45-minute spa treatment each day (except on arrival and departure days).
The hotel also offers waterskiing, tennis, dolphin watching, a catamaran cruise and a nearby PADI dive school. Enjoy free entrance to the Casela Nature & Leisure Park, where the brave can book a very unique activity to walk with the lions, while also getting up close and personal to zebra, giant tortoise, lemur and ostrich. Fun activities are available with quads or buggys as well as treks in river gorges, hanging bridges 60m in the air and the longest zipline in the Indian Ocean.
In 2012, prices start from £1,489 per person (saving £140 per person) and include scheduled flights from Heathrow with Air Mauritius, seven nights in a deluxe room on an all-inclusive basis, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. Visit www.tropicalsky.co.uk/
St Lucia: Couples-Only Twin Centre - Stonefield Estate Villa Resorts & Rendezvous
Discover the diversity between the north and south of St Lucia and explore the dramatic scenery, enchanting culture and intimate resorts with a seven-night two-centre trip.
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort is a luxury four-star boutique resort with a magical and romantic air. Boasting one of the most dramatic settings in the Caribbean, it offers 17 rustic villas, each with its own unique and distinctly homely feel, complete with four poster bed, outdoor shower and large veranda with pool and hammocks. This is truly a place to relax, luxuriate and rejuvenate, however, those that wish to venture out of the resort will find themselves perfectly located to explore the surrounding area of natural beauty.
Transfer to the four-star Rendezvous, which is located on the stunning shores of Malabar Beach. This charming couples-only resort is ideal for those looking for a relaxing and intimate holiday combined with a great range of sports and activities. Facilities include two swimming pools, watersports, gym, tennis courts, archery, outdoor spa room and sauna.
A seven-night trip in May 2012 starts from £1,599 per person (saving £200 per person) and includes scheduled flights from Gatwick, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis with three nights in a garden villa at Stonefield Estate Villa Resort and four nights in a garden view room on an all-inclusive basis at Rendezvous. Resort and internal road transfers, taxes and surcharges are also included.
Add-ons: Upgrade this package to an all-inclusive basis at Stonefield from £250 per person. A one-way internal helicopter transfer can be arranged from Rendezvous to the airport for £100 per person. Visit www.tropicalsky.co.uk/
Dubai: Combine A City & Beach Holiday At The Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate
With a reputation for world-class shopping, entertainment and glamour, Dubai makes an excellent choice for those looking for more than just a beach holiday. Keep costs down with a city centre hotel that offers free transportation to the beach.
New to the Tropical Sky portfolio is the five-star Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, one of the only all-inclusive hotels found in the heart of the city. Located next door to the world’s largest themed shopping mall, this luxury hotel houses eight restaurants and bars, a dedicated kids’ club, swimming pool and gym. For beach lovers it has access to the Oceana Beach Club, just 10 minutes from the hotel via complimentary shuttle bus.
In 2012, prices start from £899 per person (saving £50 per person), based on selected departures in January and early February. The price includes scheduled flights from Heathrow with Oman Air, five nights in a superior room on an all-inclusive basis, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. Visit www.tropicalsky.co.uk/
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