Beach Breaks – The Quick Tan Top Up

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Slightly closer to homerepparttar Canary Islands have always been a popular destination forrepparttar 148371 British public. Set offrepparttar 148372 coast of West Africarepparttar 148373 archipelago enjoys a warm sunshine all year round, duty free prices and are home to some ofrepparttar 148374 best beaches inrepparttar 148375 world. Gran Canaria isrepparttar 148376 perfect getaway for a beach break. Almost 60 ofrepparttar 148377 236 kilometres ofrepparttar 148378 islands coastline consist of beaches – many of which are famed for their white sands, transparent water and cleanliness – a paradise only a short flight away fromrepparttar 148379 UK.

Similarly to Gran Canaria, with its mild climate and wondrous scenery, Majorca has long been a favourite withrepparttar 148380 British holiday makers. The largest ofrepparttar 148381 Beleric Islands, Majorca offers everything thatrepparttar 148382 Brits look for in a traditional beach holiday – sun, beaches and nightlife. As a general rulerepparttar 148383 beach resorts onrepparttar 148384 south ofrepparttar 148385 island – such as Magaluf - are more lively and suited torepparttar 148386 younger crowd. However, island has something to offer everyone andrepparttar 148387 relatively short flight mean it is an ideal venue for a short beach break.

Overall, taking 2-3 days to top up your tan is becoming easier to do forrepparttar 148388 UK traveller andrepparttar 148389 appeal of being on a beach in an exotic location a matter of hours after leaving your work is strong. All you need to do is pick your destination, get your hotel and makerepparttar 148390 last crucial decision...factor 8 or 9?

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Holidays Afloat: Your guide to the best yachting vacations.

Written by John Thomson

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The Turkish people are friendly and outgoing and, while English is notrepparttar predominantly spoken language,repparttar 148338 hospitality ofrepparttar 148339 people means between you there will always be a way aroundrepparttar 148340 language barrier. Again,repparttar 148341 local cuisine is exquisite andrepparttar 148342 fresh fish is a delicacy that everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. There are numerous small or large harbours and even deserted coves where you can moor your yacht.

The Caribbean.

The Caribbean is a very popular destination for many sailors, and is perfect for a romantic break or a honeymoon. The bright blue seas andrepparttar 148343 clear skies makerepparttar 148344 Caribbean a picture perfect destination for a tranquil vacation. However, if you are after something a little more excitingrepparttar 148345 open seas offer an abundance of opportunity for scuba diving, snorkelling and water skiing. There are plenty of beach bars and places to tryrepparttar 148346 local fish dishes and other cuisine andrepparttar 148347 weather is almost always perfect.

Numerous islands offering many beaches and coves means you will never get bored if you take your next yachting vacation inrepparttar 148348 Caribbean.

Why a yacht?

Imagine opening your eyes inrepparttar 148349 morning, pouring yourself a coffee and stepping out ontorepparttar 148350 deck of your yacht;repparttar 148351 sun rising and not a sound to be heard apart fromrepparttar 148352 occasional drift ofrepparttar 148353 waves andrepparttar 148354 noise ofrepparttar 148355 wildlife. Yachting provides one ofrepparttar 148356 most tranquil vacations you can imagine. You don’t have loud neighbours and there is no danger of gettingrepparttar 148357 room next torepparttar 148358 toilets. Stock your yacht with enough provisions forrepparttar 148359 week and you don’t need to see a single person for your entire vacation.

Evenrepparttar 148360 novices get a chance too; you can charter not onlyrepparttar 148361 vessel but alsorepparttar 148362 crew or justrepparttar 148363 captain to go with you. There’s no need to worry aboutrepparttar 148364 invasion of privacy, asrepparttar 148365 crewmembers are usually very experienced in knowing when to make themselves scarce or when you may need an explanation of some ofrepparttar 148366 surrounding beauty and sites.

Whatever you want to do on your vacation, however tranquil or busy you want to make it, yachting hasrepparttar 148367 answer. It’s a unique holiday at your pace. And one you’ll always remember.

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