Airlie is part of a picturesque peninsula that reaches out to the Whitsunday Passage and provides the ideal mainland base for holiday fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. Read the rest of this entry
Adelaide is an enchanting destination to explore. The wide sweeping streets, city squares and lush green boundaries make for an experience in themselves. You only need scratch the surface to tap into its hedonistic side.
This adventure playground boasts major cultural, artistic, pleasure-seeking, gastronomic and sports events. The city also offers a wealth of cuisines and magnificent wines through to the live music and bar scene. Read the rest of this entry
Benidorm is situated in SE Spain, on the Costa Blanca, directly on the Mediterranean Sea, 65 mls S of Valencia, 26 mls NE of Alicante and 32 mls NE of its El Altet airport.
The town is positioned against a backdrop of some low, gentle, barren mountains, the coastal plain shelving gently to a S-facing Mediterranean shore. Read the rest of this entry
The town of Windermere is now an extension of Bowness-on-Windermere , just a short distance up hill from the shores of the lake. Originally a tiny village named Birthwaite occupied the area, until the coming of the railway in 1847, when the railway company re named the village after the lake.
Windermere grew into a resort with many fine Hotels and private houses, built by wealthy industrialists who could live in the glorious surroundings of the Lake District and travel to work in ease, by rail. Read the rest of this entry
S’Algar is a beautiful private estate comprising hotels and villas, laid out with fastidious regularity along well-ordered estate roads. Plenty of landscaping but overall the effect is characterless and dull.
This are tends to appeal to a mid to upmarket clientele who enjoy the sense of order and organisation, not normally associated with this part of the world. Read the rest of this entry
Punta Prima, located near the very South East tip of the island is 6 miles South of Mahon and the airport set on area of flat coastal scrubland descending gently to white sandy bay.
The resort is opposite the small offshore island of Isla del Aire. It is one of older resorts which has consequently a shade more character, authenticity and variety. Read the rest of this entry
Playas de Fornells is considered by many to be one of the most attractive developments in Menorca. The elegant villas of Payas de Fornells, built in the distinctive local style are served by a small local beach which is connected by a footpath to the larger beach at Cala Tirant.
It has supermarkets, bars, excellent restaurants and is the perfect place to relax and take it easy. Read the rest of this entry
Menorca’s capital town, Mahon, is an unavoidable port of call for visitors arriving on the island, and most head for the string of restaurants and cafes that line the harbour frontage.
The town itself is sedate and conservative, featuring classic Georgian townhouses (bearing testimony to the British occupation of bygone days) and tall apartment blocks. Read the rest of this entry
Ciutadella, (also known as Ciudadela) is situated on the W coast, 28 mls W of Mahon and the airport, by good main road. It is set around long sea inlet, spreading outwards to dry rolling plains inland.
Flanked by lively urbanised coastal areas to S and relatively deserted coastline to N, it is a small historic town and former capital of the island and is steeped in reminders of the Middle Ages and 400 years of Arab occupation. Read the rest of this entry
Cala’N Porter is located on the S coast, 10 mls SW of the Menorcan capital Mahon, 6 mls W of the airport. The little resort is positioned on undulating ground above tall limestone cliffs indented with coves.
Undeveloped W side; E side crowded with villas and bars. Read the rest of this entry