Tips and deals of the week: 23/01/2011

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Cheap flights to the Caribbean

Thomson Airways is offering direct flights from Manchester to La Romana in the Dominican Republic, from the rock-bottom price of £299, including taxes. The flight to the Caribbean island departs 6 February.

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Cut-price cruises

Another Caribbean deal is available with Star Clippers, which is offering up to 20 per cent early booking discount on cruises taking in ports including Antigua, Costa Rica and St Barts.

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Save on a holiday to Bali

Hayes & Jarvis is discounting a two-week holiday on the Indonesian island of Bali by 37 per cent, down from £948 to £599, including return flights from Gatwick, transfers and B&B.

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The opening

Singapore's only beach-front hotel, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort, has just reopend after a $62m (£39m) renovation.

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The tour

Take a peek inside some of Key West's historic private homes during weekend house-and-garden tours in February and March.

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The gear

Kit out your little ones for the slopes from Raindrops' new range, which includes the Junior Overall, in turquoise or purple, price £54, in sizes from age two to six.

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