From Eastbourne Air Show to wellbeing weekends in Marrakech: Travel agenda
Where to go and what to know
Saturday 02 August 2014
1. Cape escape
On 20 August, Sri Lanka gets a new hotel in the form of Cape Weligama. Located on the south coast, close to Galle, it will feature 40 private villas, with views of the Indian Ocean and a crescent-shaped infinity pool. Activites range from sea kayaking to cycling through paddy fields and searching for wildlife in Yala National Park.
2. Show time
From 14-17 August, Eastbourne Air Show celebrates 50 years of the Red Arrows. The RAF's air acrobatics team will be flying overhead every day of the free event in their signature Hawk jets. A special red, white and blue fireworks display will also pay tribute. Helicopters and Lancasters will be circling the skies
3. Florida flit
Travellers taking advantage of the new Norwegian service from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale can now take advantage of cheap onward coach connections to Orlando and Tampa. On 7 August, Megabus starts frequent daily services to both cities, with fares starting from $10 (£6) one way.
4. Show time
Aarhus Festival celebrates its 50th year this month with a 10-day programme in the Danish city from 29 August to 7 September. The opening party is free to attend. After that, the city's streets, clubs, galleries and museums will be teeming with music, entertainment and art.
5. Chill out
A new wellbeing weekend, offered by Satvada Retreats, launches in Marrakech from September. The three-night weekend breaks feature six alfresco yoga sessions, a massage, healthy vegetarian food and a workshop on stress. Accommodation is in a five-bedroom riad, with a roof terrace and pool. From £449pp; flights extra.
6. Art house
On 1 September, the Artist Residence lands in London's Pimlico. After two art-themed B&Bs in Brighton and Penzance, the owners are launching 10 rooms, 10-minutes' walk from Victoria station, with an on-site restaurant by small-plates specialist 64 Degrees and cocktail lounge.
7. State address
The Goodland opens in the southern California city of Goleta on 1 August. Set just outside Santa Barbara, within reach of the Santa Ynez winelands, it's the newest addition from Kimpton Hotels. We're promised a "flip-flop friendly" atmosphere and a sangria-heavy happy hour.
8. Dive in
Ultimate Diving has added a new destination to its portfolio of underwater holidays: Tobago, home to 400 different species of fish, aquamarine bays and pristine coral reefs. Trips to the Caribbean island start at £899pp, including a week's B&B, 10 dives and transfers; flights extra.
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