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Everyone thinks of the Seychelles as a winter holiday destination, and Seychelle Island Vacations to one of the increasing number of Seychelles Five Stars Hotels tend to be taken between November and March.
This is the time of the greatest Seychelles rain fall with the heaviest rain being December through to February. It’s therefore a little strange that these are the popular holiday months when the weather isn’t really ideal. I still remember arriving on Praslin almost twenty five years ago in early February to be greeted by grey skies, and a torrential downpour, and it was quite depressing, but that is the price you pay for lush green foliage. I should add that the rain soon stopped, and the sun came out, then it rained only in the early evening every day!!
One has to assume that people suffer the very long flight because what they get is a lot better than a European winter, but there are other times to consider a Seychelles island vacation. The slight problem is that summer isn’t perfect either because the tropical trade wind blows from the south east, and this means you rough seas, probably no swimming off the beach, and poor old holidaymaker who has a boat transfer!!
In my opinion if you want the best of all worlds, visit the Seychelles in April or May. If you can avoid the Easter break then you have a great chance of getting a cheap deal to the Seychelles with savings of several hundred Pounds Sterling. The sea is calm, the temperature is about right, and the colours are at their best as the rainy season has only just finished.
The Bay of Islands, on New Zealand’s North Island, is an area of unspoilt coastal beauty with a sub-tropical climate. The Bay of Islands is a favorite holiday destination for tourists. It covers an area on the east coast of Northland province, the warm north of New Zealand. The main place to stay is Paihia, a small, peaceful town with a golden sandy beach that is perfect for all types of water activities.
On the nearby Waitangi National Reserve, visit the house where the historic Treaty of Waitangi was signed by the Maoris and the British in 1840. This reserve is special to all New Zealanders. Learn about the Maori culture in a traditional Maori Meeting House and admire the 35-metre long Maori war canoe which is launched into the water once a year on 6 February, the Waitangi Day national holiday. There are number of guided tours that will give you a unique insight into this special and spiritual place.
From Paihia, take a short boat trip over to Russell, a former whaling and trading port once dubbed ‘the hellhole of the Pacific’ because of its reputation for attracting drunken sailors and other undesirable characters. It is now a sleepy village with few signs of its more colorful past. It is home to Christ Church, the oldest surviving church in New Zealand. The bullet holes in its wooden walls are a lasting reminder of the Maori uprising and siege of 1845.
The Russell Museum gives a fascinating insight into the history of the town and includes a scale model of Captain Cook’s ship, Endeavour, which was the first European ship to sail into the area in 1769.
Planning cheap holidays in Czech Republic is something most people never think about when deciding where to go. You do not know what you are missing out on if you have never visited the country. It is nothing like you might think it is full of history and adventure. There are great restaurants, hotels and things to do and see. The weather is nice and the people are very hospitable. You can access the attractions with ease and enjoy some of the nightlife after a day of exploring. You will find that Czech Republic is a great place to vacation.
The place to visit is Prague for some exciting attractions. Here you will find historical buildings, parks, museums, a brewery and some great neighborhoods. The Charles Bridge is where you will find the Lessor Town connected to the Old Town. On the bridge, you will find tourists, vendors and some painters. It is an extraordinary place to visit. When you are in Old Town, you visit the Old Town Square where you will see cafes, entertainers and some amazing buildings. You will want to visit the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. This clock was originally built back in 1354.
Your cheap holidays in Czech Republic does not stop with the Old Town area, you can view the entire area from the Petrin Tower in Prague. This is a tower and observation area. The Strahov Monastic Brewery offers a tour that will show you how they make their fine brews found in the nightclubs and bars. The Kampa Park has a playground for the kids and a nice scenic view. The thing that you will enjoy very much is the museums. They have many museums that show the colorful history with exhibits and literature. A religious site that draws tourists to is the Church of the Virgin Mary before Tyn. It is something everyone should see.
Cheap holidays to Czech Republic are more common than one would think. The nightlife is incredible and friendly. The Pinocchio is a gay bar, but the Agharta is a jazz bar with plenty of excitement. If you are looking for some dancing, the Klub Karlovy Lazne is a popular bar and dance club. You cannot imagine the fun you will have on this trip, you just have to experience everything in the area to appreciate your vacation. There is so much to do and it will keep you busy for as long as you stay and enjoy the area. It will be a vacation holiday to remember.
A Mauritius Luxury Holiday, be it a Family Holiday in Mauritius that you want, or a Honeymoon in Mauritius that you are planning, needs careful research. Recently voted as the Number one Resort and Spa of choice in Mauritius is The Sands Resort and Spa a Flic En Flac Hotel on the west coast. As there are some amazing hotels in Mauritius including the legendary St Geran, it is worth investigating what has made The Sands so popular amongst visitors.
Firstly the situation lends itself to being a luxury romantic vacation getaway, a real hideaway situated on the west coast of Mauritius, at the southern end of the beautiful Wolmar Beach with spectacular views across the Bay of Tamarin. The beach itself is about two hundred and fifty metres long of white sand, with a reef protected lagoon making it absolutely ideal for a whole range of water sports, including waterskiing, sailing, pedal boats, kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling. The beach is very clean, and never busy which is great if this is the place you have chosen for your honeymoon in Mauritius. Walking on the beach is fun, and when you take a look at the other hotels, then you will appreciate how private and peaceful The Sands Resort and Spa is by comparison.
This is the ideal place for couples, honeymoon couples seeking peace and quiet, some tranquility and a high level of comfort and personalized service. Having said that there are interconnecting rooms, baby sitting, and the ability to squeeze a third bed into a twin bedded room, so The Sands Resort and Spa is not only a honeymoon hotel, but suitable for a family holiday in Mauritius as well, although family type reservations are only on a strictly request basis.
The Sands has just 92 rooms, all sea facing, with either a balcony or a terrace. King size beds are a feature, as is the spacious bathroom. One guest’s comment was that the bathrooms are the biggest they had ever seen. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, walk in wardrobes, TV, video, telephone, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee maker.
A Mauritius luxury holiday mustn’t only have great accommodation and facilities, fantastic views, all of which The Sands has, it should also have delightful food to complement everything else. There is The Tamarind Terrace restaurant which is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring International and Mauritian specialties. You will also find that the menu changes every day
The other restaurant is Spices which is an a la carte restaurant opens every day for dinner serving the spices and menus of the Indian Ocean. For drinks there is the Dolphin Bar facing the bay, which opens until after midnight.
To summarize, The Sands Resort and Spa in Mauritius has a great location, well kept grounds, friendly staff, and good sized rooms and bathrooms, with good food. If you choose it for either a holiday in Mauritius or your honeymoon, you will not be disappointed.