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Mauritius, Indian Ocean

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Soft white sand and clear warm seas make the Maldives the idea beach location. And with direct flights it is very easy to get to.

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20/10/2009

Barcelona for children?

Just back from an incredibly relaxing weekend away without the children!  Lie-ins, long lunches and plenty of shopping – bliss.  We left the youngsters behind this time so we could have a break but we have always thought that cities.... » Read more

Posted By Lucy Benton-Jones on 20/10/2009 - Category: Latest trip


30/09/2009

Puglia

The constant search for a nice beach hotel in Europe has just taken us to Puglia - the 'heel' of Italy.  The problem about the west coast of Italy is there are very few sandy beaches so heading to the east coast is the best option.  For.... » Read more

Posted By Lucy Benton-Jones on 30/09/2009 - Category: General


18/08/2009

Settlers Beach - Barbados

Now this place was something of a surprise.  Ordinarily we wouldn’t have thought about this hotel as there are more obviously luxurious options near by.  And we had been staying in these other before heading here.  The beach.... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 18/08/2009 - Category: Hotels


14/08/2009

Cyprus

This is really a great option for a May or September break.  As all parents know the flight is half the battle – a bad one and you can be in a foul mode for the rest of the holiday!  The BA flights to and from Gatwick are at pretty.... » Read more

Posted By Lucy Benton-Jones on 14/08/2009 - Category: General


18/06/2009

Rocco in Sicily

Just visited the new Rocco Forte hotel on Sicily and this is definitely going to be one to keep an eye on.  Set to open in July 2009 this ultra cool new hotel from Rocco’s illustrious collection has a very modern feel  set in the.... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 18/06/2009 - Category: Hotels


18/06/2009

Barbados

We had an interesting trip to the Caribbean looking for the ideal Ultimate Family Hideaways.  We wanted to find hotels that were perfect for our winter months, suited families and were an easy flight away.  The Caribbean was therefore.... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 18/06/2009 - Category: Latest trip


31/05/2009

Caribbean

Whoops! Carlisle Bay almost caused a mutiny with the team.  Day 1 into a 2 week tour of hotels in the Caribbean looking for the ideal family hideaway and I think we have found it.  So much so that Lucy and Inca refused to move. .... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 31/05/2009 - Category: Latest trip


15/05/2009

Fregate Kids Spa

Now I know that the idea of taking the children to a spa is missing the point of you having a bolt hole to escape the darlings but after a while they are going to start to ask where you keep running off too.  So Fregate Island in the Seychelles.... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 15/05/2009 - Category: General


19/02/2009

Hong Kong

It is an odd one and a long weekend in Honkers isn't to be recommended with children but we tried it recently with Bea just to see how we and she coped with it.  As we suspected small children (Bea was 4 months) are pretty adaptable to the.... » Read more

Posted By David Benton-Jones on 19/02/2009 - Category: General