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Our Top 5 Honeymoon Holiday Destinations

Looking for the perfect honeymoon holiday destination? Then take a look at this list of top worldwide honeymoon destinations for great ideas on where to go for that special break.

Caribbean - The Caribbean is made up of many islands which lie in the Atlantic Ocean south of the USA. The Caribbean is an obvious choice of honeymoon holiday as the islands are graced with long, white, sandy beaches, luxury resorts and more importantly peace and tranquility. Islands such as St Lucia and the Bahamas are favourites with newly weds as they offer total relaxation.

Mauritius - Mauritius is a small tropical Indian Ocean island, renowned for its natural beauty, great cuisine, coral reefs and stunning luxury resorts. The island has other attractions too, including a large waterpark, dophin watching and deep sea fishing.

Paris - The romance capital of the world. Great for a shorter honeymoon, but with lots of attractions and things to do. If a city break if what you are looking for in a honeymoon, Paris offers excellent restaurants, romantic trips along the Seine and don't forget the Eiffel Tower!

New York - The Big Apple may not seem like an obvious choice of honeymoon, but it is a city with so much to offer. A great choice if you are looking for an active city break instead of a relaxing beach holiday. Visit attractions such as the Empire State building and Central Park, do a spot of bargain shopping and enjoy the huge variety of worldwide cuisine on offer.

Sardinia - The island of Sardinia is a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy a short haul beach holiday. It is a tranquil, picturesque holiday destination that offers great water sports including diving and fishing, along with mountain activities such as trekking and cycling.

Last modified on 24 Dec 2010.
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Paris Plage - the Paris beach

A beach in Paris? It seems like a bizarre idea, but each year during July and August two miles of the bank of the Seine are turned into a beach. White sand, palm trees and parasols are lined along the Seine close to the Hotel de Ville in Paris. The Paris beach, or Paris Plage, was first introduced in 2002, and although it was branded as crazy by the Socialist mayor Bertrand Delanoe, it is now a successful annual event.

Parisions and visitors take to the beach not only to sunbathe, but to take part in the free beach activities on offer, including beach volleyball and boules. The Paris beach hosts numerous concerts throughout the summer, as well as providing a great place to lie down and absorb the calming atmosphere of the riverside. From comedy to dance acts, the bizarrely located beach offers a variety of entertainment for everyone.

Paris is usually popular with couples, groups and families looking for a busy sightseeing city break. The city is packed with world famous landmarks, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants serving traditional French food along with cuisine from all over the world.

Many visitors head straight to the Eiffel Tower when in Paris, but there's so much more to see and do. The transport in Paris is excellent with a fast and efficient metro system. Using the metro means that you can visit all of the best sights all over the city. Popular visitor attractions in Paris are the Champs Elysees with its fantastic range of shops and designer boutiques, the stunning Sacre Coeur, the Moulin Rouge, the Louvre and much more! The city has many museums, art galleries, Seine boat trips and open bus open tours to enjoy.

Cheap flights are available from many UK airports direct to Charles de Gaulle airport, and accommodation is in abundance in Paris. Budget travellers can take advantage of the low cost airlines and cheap hotels. Holiday makers with a little more to spend can stay in the grand hotels in the centre of the city.

Last modified on 13 Oct 2010.
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Las Vegas Jazz Festival

The Las Vegas Jazz Festival is a spectacular three-day event held at Fremont Street, Las Vegas' indoor party street. The festival has over 25 bands and 220 performances; performances include blues, gospel, Latin jazz, swing, babershop and more. The Las Vegas Jazz Festival is held throughout various venues with Fremont Street, a one-stop entertainment mall housing spectacular light shows, shopping, eating, gambling and live entertainment.

Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment City of the World, it is home to a vast selection of casinos & hotels, great shopping, exciting rides, lavish shows and a huge selection of restaurants. The strip, is the heart of Las Vegas, and has been the setting for many movies and tv shows. Most entertainment is provided on the Strip - gambling, shows and bars & restaurants. Within Las Vegas, you should make time to see the Bellagio fountains, MGM Grand lion habitat, shark reef at Mandalay Bay, Stratosphere Tower, Grand Canal shopping centre at the Venetian Hotel and take a helicopter tour at night. There are also major sights just outside Las Vegas, including the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and the Great Basin National Park.

Last modified on 01 Oct 2010.
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Stag and Hen Party Destination Guide

Looking for somewhere different for your stag night or hen party? travelonly.co.uk can help you to decide with this great party destination guide. Throw out the obvious choices and treat the party to an exciting alternative destination for that special night out.

travelonly.co.uk recommends Warsaw as a stag night or hen party destination. The capital of Poland is a surprisingly cool city, with an abundance of bars, restaurants and hotels. Nightlife in Warsaw is energetic, although quieter bars can also be found. Cheap flights are available to Warsaw from the UK and the short flight means that Poland is a great weekend destination.

An alternative short haul party destination is Tallinn in Estonia. Tallinn is a beautiful seacoast resort yet is a great base for stag and hen parties. Cheap flights can be found from the UK and accommodation ranges from small guesthouses to posh hotels. Tallinn has a range of exciting and lively bars and nightclubs, making the city perfect for party weekends. Cigar lounges, casinos and pool halls are popular with stags, whereas classy wine bars and luxury spas are great for hens.
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For a truely unforgettable stag or hen weekend, travelonly.co.uk recommends Las Vegas, entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas is popular with stag nights and hen parties as the city has so much to offer. Visit 'The Strip' and enjoy a night of dining, drinking, partying and gambling. Cheap hotels can be found, although you may choose to be pampered in a luxury resort.

Another city great for stag and hen parties is Bangkok. Although it is usually visited for a long haul holiday, many groups visit Thailand's capital for a long stag or hen party. Bangkok is a vibrant city with a host of bars, restaurants, nighclubs and shops. There is so much to do in Bangkok that you will be spoilt for choice. In the day take a trip down a river market, visit the beautiful temples or just chill out by the hotel pool. At night, start the evening with some traditional Thai cuisine before heading off to the numerous lively bars and nightclubs.

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Last modified on 27 Sep 2010.
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King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament Thailand

Visit Thailand and support the Elephant Conservation Centre by taking a trip to the annual Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament. The unusual spectacle takes place every year at the end of March, beginning of April, to help raise money for the Centre which looks after the welfare of more than 4000 wild and domesticated elephants.

The polo players ride elephants and play with elongated polo sticks. The game is slower than the horse polo tournaments, but is far more interesting. An elephant orchestra and elephant painting takes place at the polo tournaments and the paintings, along with polo memorabilia, is auctioned to raise money for the Conservation Centre.

For more information visit the King's Cup Elephant Polo website.

Thailand, as well as having some unusual sporting events, makes a great long haul sun holiday destination. The Asian country has something for everyone, ranging from white, sandy beach resorts with beautiful hotels to vibrant and exciting cities.

Many holidaymakers travel to Thailand to stay in the beach resorts of Koh Samui, Pattaya and Phuket to enjoy their idealic, quiet beaches, warm, clear waters and luxury resort hotels. The seaside resorts have plenty of things to do, including diving, snorkelling and sightseeing. Evenings can be as lively or as quiet as you like in the beach resorts, which have a variety of bars and restaurants.

Many travellers who visit Thailand choose to discover the capital city of Bangkok. Bangkok is a vibrant city with a host of bars, restaurants, nighclubs and shops. There is so much to do in Bangkok that you will be spoilt for choice. In the day take a trip down a river market, visit the beautiful temples or just chill out by the hotel pool. At night, start the evening with some traditional Thai cuisine before heading off to the numerous lively bars and nightclubs.

Thailand really does something for everyone, from sun-worshippers to city slickers. For more information visit the Official Thailand Tourism website.


Last modified on 23 Sep 2010.
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Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival - Miami Florida

Once a year Miami hosts its own Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional sport originating from the Far East.

The Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is a free event, which takes place at Brickell Key in Miami. This festival is a 250 metre race between boats containing approx 20 paddlers each. No experience is necessary but you should have a competitive nature and be a team player.
The Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is a colourful and spectacular event, which includes plenty of entertainment throughout the day. A perfect excursion for families and couples alike during any Miami holiday. Visit the official Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival website for more information.

Miami is a popular Florida holiday destination because of its fun atmosphere, fantastic beaches, year-round climate and variety of attractions. There is so much to see and do in Miami, there has to be something for everyone. From sunbathing to sightseeing and fishing to skydiving, you won't believe how much you can enjoy on a holiday in Miami. For more information about what to see in Miami visit the Official Visit Florida website.


Last modified on 17 Sep 2010.
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Rome City Break Destination Guide

Rome is a bustling, chaotic city yet attracts visitors from around the globe for exciting city break holidays. The Eternal City attacks the senses on every level with its stunning sights, creative Mediterranean cuisine and captivating culture.

Rome city breaks guarantee an active and enjoyable holiday for all. The fascinating history, lively nighlife and some of the most famous buildings in the world including the Vatican mean that you will leave Rome with incredible memories of an incredible holiday.

Many people visit Rome to pay their respects to the Pope in St Peter's Square, before taking to the thrilling streets of the city. Bars, cafes and restaurants are open until late in the evening, serving traditional Italian delicacies including antipasto, pizza and pasta. Another famous landmark that Rome visitors flock to is the Colosseum, to relive Ancient Rome's gladitorial battles.

Shopaholics need to make time in their itinerary for shopping in the city. Rome has several shopping districts where you will find both designer boutiques and small souvenir shops. Take a stoll through the streets away from the main tourist attractions to discover where the locals shop and you may just pick up a bargain or two.

Rome has a vast range of accommodation, ranging from small family run guesthouses to large luxury hotels in the centre of the city. You can find cheap flights from many airports across the UK, with many low-cost airlines flying to the area.

Rome is a great city break destination for couples, groups and families who will appreciate the historic character of the city and enjoy the vibrant, lively nature.


Last modified on 16 Sep 2010.
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Gozo Festival Mediterranea

The Festival Mediterranea in Gozo is an annual event, in which the people of Gozo unite to celebrate their culture, history and artistic talent. The festival is held every October / November and features an array of entertainment, including opera, classic and symphonic music, and culinary events. Visit the official Festival Mediterranean website for more information.

The Festival Mediterranea transforms Gozo into a vibrant party, which is complimented by the island's warm autumn atmosphere... making it an ideal time to visit this beautiful island.
Unlink its sister island of Malta, Gozo is much less commercial and has more of a leisurely pace. The island is begging to be explored, as it has a rugged landscape and a beautiful coastline, which are dotted with baroque churches, prehistoric temples and other historical sites of interest. The best time to visit Gozo is between October and May because the average temperature is approx 18C, which is ideal for rambling around the island. Whilst exploring the island you will come across many amazing views and there are an abundance of ancient sites hidden in the countryside.

Besides exploration, the island has some of the best snorkelling and scuba diving sites in the Mediterranean; the Blue Hole is one of the more popular diving sites on Gozo. Other highlights of Gozo include the Azure Window, a beautiful cliff outcropping with a hole in the middle, and the Inland Sea, a small lake connected to the sea through the cliffs, it is a picturesque and unusual place to swim.


Last modified on 10 Sep 2010.
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Visit the magical Butterfly Valley, Olu Deniz

The Butterfly Valley is a hidden gem of Turkey's Turquoise Coast. It is located in the Olu Deniz area of Turkey, near Fethiye, and it is a protected site because millions of butterflys come here to breed during June and September.The Butterfly Valley is only accessible by boat or walking the Lycian Way Trial, boats leave daily from Belcekiz Beach in Olu Deniz.

At the Butterfly Valley you can see over 70 different species of butterflies, hike through the secret valley, discover the waterfalls and swimming in the turquoise water of the bay. You can also stay overnight in one of the treehouses or bring a tent and camp.

Olu Deniz is a low-rise village, with an idyllic lagoon (called the Blue Lagoon) and golden sand, backed by the Taurus mountains. Olu Deniz is a popular holiday resort, especially with British families. The resort is great for a beach holiday and there are a few beaches to choose from, the best is the Blue Lagoon but this is a national park so you have to pay entrance. However, it is well worth the money as the lagoon has turquoise still waters and golden sand beaches, perfect for small children. The Blue Lagoon is also popular for watersports.

If you want a more energetic holiday, there are plenty of sights and attractions around the Olu Deniz area to keep you occupied. You could visit the turkish market at Fethiye (be prepared to haggle), visit the deserted town of Kaya Koy, hire mountain bike, go horse riding, take a jeep safari, visit the mud baths and the canyon of Saklikent.

The nightlife in Olu Deniz is pretty low-key, there are a few bars along the sea-front and the larger hotel resorts provide evening entertainment. Head to the nearby resort of Hisaronu if you want lively nightlife, there are a larger choice of bars and clubs here. Restaurants are geared towards the British tourists, so most serve unadventurous international food. Again, a wider choice of restaurants can be found at Hisaronu.


Last modified on 03 Sep 2010.
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Marbella's Nikki Beach

Every summer, Nikki Beach in Marbella provides a summer line-up of parties, fashions shows, concerts and champagne showers. During the daytime, Nikki Beach offers a relaxing atmosphere, its perfect for sunbathing whilst enjoying a cocktail and listening to the chillout tunes. At night, the beach becomes clubbers paradise, with an action-packed programme, including R&B, funky house, club classics, live musicans, beach bonfires and champagne showers.

Marbella is a popular Spanish holiday resort and is the most well-known resort on the Costa del Sol. Marbella is a chic and glamorous, which offers fantastic beaches, upmarket hotels, exclusive restaurants and vibrant nightlife. This Spanish holiday resort is often compared to St Tropez or Monte Carlo, as it attracts the rich and famous and the port of Marbella is home to numerous luxury yachts and cruisers.

The 7km long golden sandy beach in Marbella is the perfect setting to enjoy lazy days enjoying the wonderful sunshine in Costa del Sol. Watersports sailing, golf, tennis, hiking and bike riding are readily available if you want to be more energetic. There is also a beautiful promenade, which runs the stretch of the Marbella and is ideal for a leisurely stroll. The promenade is lined with various shops, bars and restaurants. Hidden behind this glamorous exterior is an authentic old town, home to Marbella's Andalucian and Moorish influences, such as the Moorish castle and the famous Orange Square. Here you will find narrow streets, flower-filled balconies and traditional tapas bars.

Nightlife within Marbella is provided by the exclusive restaurants, trendy bars and modern clubs. Restaurants serve everything from internation cuisine to traditional Spanish dishes. The nearby resort of Puerto Banus offers even more choice of exclusive casinos, all-night clubs and trendy bars.


Last modified on 18 Aug 2010.
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