Travel challenge: A week in Barbados
Saturday 10 September 2011
Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a low-season week on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Deals include flights from Gatwick to Bridgetown on 1 November, transfers and accommodation. Prices are per person based on two sharing.
£1,354: The Crane Resort, St Philip
Includes BA flights and B&B accommodation. "The Crane boasts amazing views, with a stunning cliff-top location overlooking the white sands and blue waters of its spectacular beach on the east coast," says Jemma Purvis from Kuoni. "The resort has excellent facilities, including a spa, fitness centre, tennis courts and a number of restaurants serving a wide range of culinary delights." (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk)
£1,119: Sea Breeze Beach Hotel, Maxwell Coast
Includes Virgin Atlantic flights and all-inclusive accommodation. "The Sea Breeze is in the heart of all the Barbados action – just five minutes from Oistins and its famous 'Friday night fish fry', with food stalls, local music and a great atmosphere," says Hayley Brown of Virgin Holidays. "The hotel also has a fabulous cliff-top restaurant." (0844 557 4015; virginholidays.co.uk)
£669: Coconut Court Beach, Hastings
Includes BA flights and B&B accommodation. "The Coconut Court Beach is laidback family-run hotel, offering great value and a stunning secluded beach, which is home to Hawksbill turtles," says Carol Miles of British Airways (0844 4930758; ba.com/barbados).
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