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    • Where: Bangkok, Thailand
    • Who: kayley
    • When: May

    We went on our honeymoon to Thailand in May 2014 and our first stop was Bangkok. We have visited the city many times however this time decided to really splash out. We treated ourselves to 3 nights in the Oriental and have to say it was one of the highlights of our trip.

    As we had visited Bangkok many times before we didn't really do any of the tourist sites on this trip - although the Grand Palace is a must!. We spent the days chilling by the pool overlooking the busy river or shopping in Central World! There are heaps of bargains to be had in Bangkok, everything is so cheap from clothes to local handicrafts. We finished each day with a foot massage - an hour costs around £10 so it would be silly not to pamper yourself!

    One thing not to miss is a trip to Lebua Bar where the Hangover 2 was filmed. Cocktails are pricey at around £15 per drink but the view is to die for (see pics!). We travelled in May and it was so HOT! Each day was 40 degrees plus so it really was too hot to walk without getting in a fluster! I would recommend traveling around by local tuk-tuk. This is a really cheap way to travel and is an experience in itself. We traveled from our hotel to Silom area where we enjoyed the night market and plenty of outside street bars where we could people watch and cool down with a beer.

    Published: 29 October 2014

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    • Where: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
    • Who: kb081
    • When: May

    Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most developed beach areas of Egypt and offers visitors a great beach resort just 4 hours from the UK. We visited Sharm in May and the weather was already in its late 20's. Sharm makes a great winter break as temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees year round.

    Sharm's biggest draw (apart from the amazing weather!) is its incredible beaches. The coastline is stunning and is home to some of the worlds best snorkelling and diving spots. Every day we would snorkel just off the beach and see heaps of colourful fish and gorgeous coral. The beaches here are all natural and the sea is very calm, making it the perfect beach destination.

    Nightlife in Sharm is very vibrant. We headed into the commercial centre of Naama Bay most nights and enjoyed sitting out watching the world go by in the bars. Our favourite bar was Camel bar, right in the heart of the town. The resort also boasts a Pacha nightclub for those who don't want the night to end! As two twenty-something girls we felt safe and never had any problems going out on our own.

    We did a couple of day trips including quad biking in the desert and a snorkelling trip out to Ras Mohamed National Park. Both were such good fun and really allowed us to make the most of our time in Egypt.

    I would recommend Sharm for anyone wanting a great and affordable beach holiday fairly close to home.

    Published: 14 November 2013

    • Where: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
    • Who: kb081
    • When: May

    We took a local ferry from Cancun to reach the island of Isla Mujeres. The boat itself was a wonderful experience as we sat on the open air deck, drinking beer and listening to a local guitarist.

    The island is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide meaning it is really easy to explore all the island within a couple of days. We decided to rent a golf cart which was a really fun way of exploring. We would spend our days driving in the cart and stopping off every time we saw a nice beach! The beaches in Isla are fantastic. The sea is really calm and you can walk far out and still only be waist deep. We saw heaps of fish even without our snorkeling gear. The beach bars are great and many of them have swings and sun loungers allowing you to fully relax into island life.

    We thought that food and drink on Isla was much cheaper than on the mainland. Food choice was plentiful and ranged from Spanish, American, to Chinese. The fish dishes on the island were the best we tasted on our entire trip to Mexico.

    If you can tear yourself away from beach life, I would really recommend a drive to Punta Sur. Located on the Southern tip of the island it offers stunning ocean views and is home to an interesting sculpture garden. It makes a lovely and interesting walk across the cliff tops.

    Published: 28 October 2013

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    • Where: Tulum, Mexico
    • Who: kb081
    • When: May

    We had booked a package trip to Mexico but we really wanted to see some of the less touristy Mexico and after flying into Cancun we decided to head down the Yucatan coast to stay in Tulum.

    We decided to stay in a beach cabana located right on the soft sandy beach just a few meters from the sea. The cabanas appear wooden but are actually built from concrete therefore they are very sturdy and you feel very safe. Tulum beaches are to die for. They are picture postcard perfect and the best bit, they are never too crowded!

    We would spend our days walking for miles along the sandy beach stopping for beers and nacho's and sitting on the big 'fat boy' bean bags that you find in most of the beach bars. Our cabana was close to the Sian Ka’an biosphere, which is great for nature lover's wanting a change of scene from the beach. It takes around 45 minutes to walk from one end of the 'strip' to the other. We tended to walk from the reserve into town each day via the beach and then get a taxi for around $5 to take us back at night. The beach area and the local road get very dark at night, so make sure you take a torch with you!

    We visited Tulum in May - the weather was perfect although it was quite windy. The waves were high and there were a lot of kite surfers making the most of the windy conditions.

    Whilst in town we took a trip to the Tulum ruins. The ruins are the only ones set along the coast on an impressive 45 foot Cliffside facing the Caribbean and are stunning. We arrived at the attraction at 8am and were lucky enough to be the first ones in the grounds which was amazing. I would really like to go back to this area of Mexico as love the contrast between Tulum and the all inclusives of Cancun!

    Published: 28 October 2013

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    • Where: Cancun, Mexico
    • Who: kb081
    • When: May

    Cancun is one of the more commercial resorts in Mexico, however boasts amazing beaches, clear skies and has a fantastic party atmosphere.

    We stayed in Cancun for just 3 nights as part of a 2 week trip across the Yucatan peninsula. We traveled in May and weather was fantastic with clear blue skies and temperatures of around 28 degrees. We had one rainy day during the entire 2 weeks.

    We stayed on the main 'hotel strip' giving us a beach front location and walking access to the major nearby shopping centers. The beach in Cancun is stunning. It is quite narrow but long so you are never far from the waters edge. The water in May was quite rough with huge waves, so I would say be careful!

    Most of the hotels in Cancun are all inclusive however there is a good selection of restaurants and bars along the hotel strip. Some of the strip is a little tacky, you see Starbucks, McDonalds etc but it didn't bother us as we were only there for a few nights and actually enjoyed seeing a bit of civilization after nights in a beach hut down the coast.

    The local buses run constantly up and down the main hotel strip, so it is really easy to get from one end to another. Bus fares are around 40p per person.

    One thing not to miss, is a night at Coco Bongo's. Its a once in a lifetime experience offering a Vegas type cabaret show in a nightclub! We stumbled out of there around 5am....ready for breakfast back at the hotel!

    Published: 25 October 2013

    • Where: Majorca, Spain
    • Who: John
    • When: May

    Andratx

    Andratx wasn't somewhere i had planned to visit on our holiday to Majorca or even heard of for that matter but a sleeping baby in the car meant that we had to keep going so that he got his quota and wasn't grumpy later that day.

    What an absolute result it was. We didn't stop in the main town but about 5KM past Andratx town is Port d'Andratx. A perfect little port with lots of private Yachts and loads of fishing boats. The weather was beautiful but being on the coast it was remarkable windy, leave your hats in the car! We were here at lunch time and so decided to walk into the town a little. It is very small so it won't take you long to explore. Port d'Andratx is a very upmarket town with lots of designer clothes shops. There were Oyster and Champagne bar in the middle of the street with musicians playing away. We were not quite on the Oyster and Champagne budget so we walked past and further into the Port d'Andratx town.

    We decided on Tapas, being in Spain and stopped at a restaurant called Rustico which served fantastic tapas food at a reasonable cost. Although it is clearly an up market town it isn't a very touristy place and there weren't hundreds of people around so they weren't charging the high prices you find in any tourist trap.

    Before you go, if you have a car drive past the port on your left and go up into the mountains. You can't go very far as it leads to a dead end, it is just houses up there but you can stop and you will see the most amazing view of the bay and port d'Andratx. See my pictures attached.

    Published: 26 May 2013

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    • Where: Miami, Florida USA
    • Who: AdamG
    • When: May

    Miami is so full of clichés’….and let me tell you, they are all true!
    Body building men, totally un-natural women, partying all hours, small dogs in handbags, people walking ten dogs at once!....and its just great fun!

    We travelled in May and spent a week prior to taking a Caribbean cruise. Weather was great, very hot; beaches were very large, stretching for miles on end.

    I loved the food in Miami; Mexican fare was the best, including the best Quesadillas I have eaten along South Beach.

    You will definitely not be stuck for nightlife, as alongside the beaches, are bars, clubs, restaurants and more.

    If you are a fan of sport then there is also a major tennis tournament, basketball, so will never be short of something to do. We didn’t actually take in a sporting event, but could see plenty was going on.

    I would say if you enjoy a lively city and designer shopping, then this is the place for you. Also though Miami has that Art Deco feel, which if you are into architecture, you will also find interesting, if you just take a wander along Ocean Drive.

    If you are planning on shopping it is reasonably expensive, so make sure you have plenty of spending money. If you are avoiding shopping then I’m sure you can just relax on the beach for a week and still have a great time.

    All in all, it is a fun and care-free city, so enjoy it, whether relaxing, partying or both!

    Published: 12 April 2013

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    • Where: Benidorm, Spain
    • Who: kathcake
    • When: May

    We've all seen the TV program, so how does the real thing match up?

    We stayed in the 4 Star Helios hotel on the bar front. It was pretty lively most nights and there was a lot of entertainment on offer for free - including tribute bands, magic acts, ventriloquists and more. The hotel was around ten minute walk from the beach and had loads of little shops lining the road, perfect for those who love a bargain.

    The weather was very warm for May but unfortunately the water parks weren't open yet. There is a animal park near by and a small theme park so it is a good place to stay for families. You can also go to the town which is a short bus ride away.

    A great place to visit especially if you like to do more then lay on the beach!

    Published: 23 March 2013

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