Monday, December 31, 2007

Top resorts for 2008 named

The top resorts tipped to be the places to go in 2008 have been named by long-haul travel experts Tropical Sky.

Among the company's top tips are resorts on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the Maldives archipelago and Kenya's sandy coast.

La Source in Grenada, "one of the new breed of health-oriented all-inclusive resorts", is set to reopen after being updated, renovated and extended in February 2008, after being damaged by a hurricane three years ago.

Featuring 110 colonial-style rooms, 40 acres to relax in by the island's Pink Gin beach, lots of spa treatments and a long, long list of active holiday opportunities, Tropical Sky say the resort offers "something for everyone".

Also new for 2008 is the Diva Island Resort & Spa, in the Maldives, planned to open in March.

"Located in Dhidhoofinolhu, Diva Island is 25 minutes from Malé by seaplane and 2.5 hours by boat," Tropical Sky explained.

"The idyllic hideaway is surrounded by a fabulous lagoon, perfect for swimming and snorkelling and it also boasts a prime dive site on its doorstep.

"For those who prefer dry land, there is a wide variety of activities available, including beach volley, table tennis, badminton, floodlit tennis courts, a gym, billiards, table football and an extensive choice of dining options and bars."

Down as Tropical Sky quirky pick for next year, Gazi Retreat in Kenya is located by a forest, mangroves and a beach, and offers luxury tent accommodation for "a back-to-nature experience that's second to none".

"Resort facilities include a beauty salon offering rejuvenating treatments and a small water-sports centre including boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling. Bush walks, heritage visits, diving, deep sea fishing and sunset cruises are also available," Tropical Sky explained.

"Food is simple but fresh with breakfast served on the private terrace, lunch chosen from the snack grill and dinner on offer at the a la carte restaurant. The team behind the new development whole-heartedly supports responsible tourism and works closely with local communities to replenish resources used and contributes to local development projects."

Source: Travel Bite UK

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