Sensatori

Sensatori hotels by TUI

The Sensatori chain of hotels are designed to give you 5 star luxury, whether you are travelling as a family, couple or with friends. These stylish, All-Inclusive hotels are the perfect choice for you.

Sensatori hotels are exclusive to TUI holidays

Sensatori by Thomson

Why Choose a Sensatori hotel?

Experience the extravagant gourmet dining, the relaxing but refreshing swimming pools and spoil yourself in the deluxe spas. All of these experiences together give you a feeling of total relaxation which is the concept behind the design of these hotels.

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Luxurious Rooms

All rooms are spacious and contemporary but the upgrades available provide an unforgettable stay.

The swim-up rooms offer your own terrace which leads out to a swim up pool so you are literally footsteps away from the cooling water.

Sensatori Luxurious Rooms

Private pools offer a terrace with your very own private plunge pool where you can enjoy total seclusion any time of day.
Family rooms and suites will give you and your family that extra space that you need when travelling as a larger group.
Whilst in-room whirlpools come as standard you can upgrade to have your own private hot tub either in the room or out on the balcony.

There is also the added bonus of choosing the area of the hotel you can stay in as they offer adult exclusive rooms and areas of the hotel whilst families can also choose the family area of the resort so the facilities meet your specific needs.

Sensatori Swim Up Rooms

Please note that the facilities at each hotel vary so please remember to check the details of your chosen destination to find out the specific facilities they have to offer.

Restaurants

Dining at a Sensatori hotel offers a real treat. Everything from buffet, a la carte and gourmet restaurants to choose from at nearly every hour of the day.

Buffet restaurants are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer cuisines from around the world as well as the local produce depending on your destination. You can even see the chefs preparing dishes at the various cooking stations.

Sensatori Restaurants

A la Carte restaurants are elegant and tailored for more specific cuisines from around the world including Mediterranean, Mexican, Japanese and Middle Eastern and some are located outdoors so you can absorb the beautiful scenery as well as the food. All a la carte restaurants have a dress code so it is the perfect excuse to get dressed up for the evening.

Gourmet Restaurants offer something truly special and unique. For the ultimate dining experience, these restaurants are certainly worth a visit when you can sample innovative and enticing cuisines.

First Class Entertainment

There is a wealth of different activities at the Sensatori hotels so you can create your perfect holiday.

Daytime

Indulge yourself at the luxurious spas where there are a wide range of different treatments, massages and therapies as well as indoor pools complete with saunas and jacuzzi’s. The notion of these spas are to portray a ‘zen’ like sanctuary which reaches out to your every sense and takes you to a place of pure tranquility.

Sensatori Pools

The more active guests can take to the indoor gym, organised activities in the pool or if you fancy something more exhilarating, the resorts even offers yoga classes which of course have the most splendid backdrops.

The swimming pools are the centrepieces to these stunning resorts and are designed elegantly and deliver to all. There are adult only pools, activity pools, family pools and a couple of the resorts host a spectacular infinity pool where it looks as though the pool merges with the sea and the views are simply breathtaking.

Evening

The hotel entertainment team put on fabulous shows each evening composing from west end shows, comedy and music productions.

Sensatori Entertainment

Each hotel offers a stylish piano bar where you can chill out whilst drinking your favourite drink, or take to the cocktail bars and enjoy watching your favourite concoction being made up – please note that these bars will be exclusive to adults. There are an array of bars to choose from including beach bars, poolside bars and swim up bars.

Fun for Families

Your children will be well taken care of and will have plenty to do to keep them occupied. You can enjoy activities together as a family with the hotels pool tables, tennis courts, beach volleyball or beach football. They can also play about in the family swimming pools which have paddling pools and splash parks with tipping buckets and fountains.

Sensatori Family

Children also have the option of attending the Play House Children’s Club (offered to 3-12 years) where the are plenty of games and crafts to enjoy in the daytime while the evening offers parties and movies. The hotels also have a multi-sensory nursery for 0-4 year olds with it’s own equiped Little Land Of Nod sleeping room if your little one needs an afternoon nap.

Adults Only

The Sensatori aims to meet all your needs and if you are travelling as a couple or with friends then you have the option of adult only areas and surroundings. These include secluded sections of the hotel, private swimming pools, bars and restaurants.

Sensatori Spa

Treat yourselves to treatments in the Spa and in some hotels you can relish in a double spa treatment where you will be side by side both being pampered together.

When all these experiences are put together, the Sensatori hotel creates some magical moments and a holiday with a difference.

Where are Sensatori Hotels?

Thomson has several Sensatori hotels located across the Mediterranean, including Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Tenerife & Ibiza. They also have resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

If you’re wondering how many Sensatori hotels there are, currently Thomson have 10 resorts. You check out each one below.

TUI Sensatori: Frequently asked Questions

Which Sensatori hotels are the best?

Choosing the best resort is purely down to your own preference.

Which Sensatori hotel has the most rooms?

The Sensatori Tenerife has the most rooms with 578.

2nd is in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt with 470 rooms and 3rd is in the Dominican Republic with 462.

Thomson Dreamliner Destinations

Everyone likes to try new things and flying on the latest aircraft is no different.

Can you imagine yourself flying to an exotic holiday destination on Thomson’s new 787 Dreamliner?

..but you need to find out where you can fly to and from, right?

Did you know, 787 Dreamliner economy seats with Thomson are BIGGER than Virgin and BA?

Thomson 787 Dreamliner flies from the following UK airports..

..to the following destinations

Thomson holidays first introduced their 787 Dreamliner in 2013, flying to only a couple of destinations. You can now fly to 12 exotic long haul holiday destinations with Thomson.

If you’d like more information on Thomson 787 Dreamliner click here. Alternatively, keep reading for detailed information on Dreamliner flights.

Dreamliner Flights

Orlando

Orlando, Florida

Theme Parks, fast food and even faster rides! Orlando has over 50,000 acres of theme parks, 500 different shopping outlets and hundreds of bars and restaurants. For a quieter holiday, checkout the Everglades, coastal beaches or Kennedy space Center.

Flights on Thomson’s 787 Dreamliner go from Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow to Sanford International Airport

Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

Located on the Caribbean coast, attaching North to South America, Mexico has plenty to offer for all ages. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, choose from luxury hotels situated on a 22km strip of gorgeous white sandy beaches, dance the night away or relax in the quieter resorts of Playacar and the Riviera Maya.

Dreamliner flights to Cancun depart from London Gatwick, Manchester, East Midlands, Glasgow and Newcastle

Dreamliner Flights

New Thomson Dreamliner Routes

Barbados

Barbados

Can you hear the sound of the gently lapping water against Palm tree lined white sandy beaches? You will if you holiday in Barbados. Sip a rum punch by the pool or endulge in a Bajan BBQ and dance the night away to live reggae or calypso.

Gatwick flights depart on the Dreamliner on a Sunday in the winter months between October and April

Cuba

Cuba

Cigars! Rum! Salsa! Cuba is a vibrant Country where you can experience the busy Capitol city of Havana or wind away the hours on a hot sandy beach in Varadero.

Thomson Dreamliner flights to Cuba depart from Gatwick on a Wednesday up until the end of April

Dreamliner Flights

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

The best value for money destination in the Caribbean! Year round sunshine, gorgeous sandy beaches, superb All Inclusive hotels and unlimited things to do, the Domincan Republic is a firm favourite for an affordable family holiday in the Caribbean.

Flights to Punta Cana are from Manchester, Gatwick and Glasgow, whilst Puerto Plata flights only depart from Gatwick

Maldives

Maldives

Ever wanted to holiday on your own private Island? The Maldives comes close! Hundreds of tiny Islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the place to get married so spend your honeymoon.

Direct flights from Gatwick on the Dreamliner depart on a Sunday in winter only (the outbound flight is overnight)

Dreamliner Flights

Mauritius

Mauritius

With white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, Mauritius wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean. Experience luxurious hotels, fantastic scuba diving and and Island with friendly locals steeped in history.

Thomson Dreamliner flights to Mauritius start on 4th May 2014 and depart from London Gatwick every Sunday, all year round

Mombasa

Mombasa, Kenya

If you think of Kenya and you should think of safaris. With the World famous Masai Mara game reserve, Mombasa is the place to watch Rhinos charge, Elephants wander and big cats roar!

Flights depart on a Monday from London Gatwick all year

Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Over 40 km’s of unspoilt beaches, Phuket is a great destination for your to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.  This tiny island, just off the south coast of Thailand is home to luxury hotels and basic beach huts.

Gatwick Flights to Thailand on the Dreamliner depart every Tuesday in the winter.

Dreamliner Flights

Jamaica

Jamaica

In Jamaica you need to ‘take it easy!’  Tuck in to some jerk chicken listening to some Bob Marley reggae beats while having  lunch in your favourite beach bar.  New to Jamaica for 2014 is Thomson’s brand new Sensatori Resort.  Located on Jamaica’s famous 7 mile beach in Negril, this 5* luxury hotel has been completely refurbished and will leave you in awe.

You can fly from London Gatwick to Montego Bay every Monday and Thursday on Thomson’s Dreamliner

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Situated on the Pacific coast of Mexico, this bustling resort has grown in popularity over the last few years.  Beautiful marina’s, cafe lined beaches and plenty of water sports and activities make Puerto Vallarta a great new destination for you to try out.

Flights from Gatwick depart on a Saturday all year round

Dreamliner Flights

How to know if my flight will be on Thomson Dreamliner

787 Dreamliner

When searching for your next holiday with Thomson, they make it clear which flights are on the new Dreamliner.

Look out for the 787 Dreamliner logo.

Top 10 Holiday Destinations 2017

2017 promises to be yet another amazing year for holidays.

Have you thought about where you’re going on your summer holidays?

Searching for your prefect holiday can be time consuming and stressful. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 holiday destinations 2017 to try and make your decision on choosing your summer 2017 holiday easier.

Each destination has been specifically chosen for it’s uniqueness, value for money and popularity. Some you’ll have seen before, but others have entered the top 10 for the first time

List of top 10 holiday destinations 2017

1. Majorca

top 10 holiday destinationsIf you looking for any type of holiday, Majorca has something to offer everyone. Small relaxing resorts, family holidays, young and lively, Majorca has is all. This is why it’s one of the best holiday destinations to travel to each year.

With resorts dotted around it’s coastline and hundreds of apartments and hotels, you’ll definitely find something you’ll like. It’s safe beaches, warm waters and friendly Spanish hospitality make Majorca a must see holiday destination.

You can fly to Majorca pretty much everyday from most UK airports, so finding a cheap flight won’t be an issue. Odd durations such as 6, 8 or 9 nights are very popular as flights can be cheaper.

When to go?
Majorca is open all year round, but the main holiday season starts at Easter and finishes at the end of October half term. May, June and September are the best months to go. It’s not as busy or hot as in July and August.

Discover Majorca


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2. Turkey

EphesusTourism is booming in Turkey. Brand new luxury hotels are popping up each year. It’s also outside the EU and with the Pound stronger than ever, Turkey has become one of the cheapest holidays destinations in recent years. With daily flights from the UK into one of 4 airports in Turkey, you can explore Turkey’s unspoilt beaches, it’s warm turquoise waters and stunning history and architecture. Turkey truly is one of the top places to travel to in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Antalya BeachWhy not mix it up with a twin centre holiday to Turkey. Travel to the vibrant City of Istanbul for a few days, followed by a relaxing week in a luxury hotel on the Turkish Riviera.

When to go?
If you like the sun, then June through to September is the best time to go. Make sure you book somewhere that offers air-conditioning as the nights can be just as humid as the days.

Explore Turkey

3. Croatia

DubrovnikCroatia’s Dalmatian coast is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe. Littered with fantastic beaches, hundreds of Islands and old town City centre’s, Croatia is becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe.

Dubrovnik is a medieval wall lined City on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. Housing some of the oldest buildings in the World, the Old Town’s narrow streets make it a must for sightseeing. Dubrovnik’s walls are excellently preserved and run for about 2km around the City. Due to their popularity, they’ve been filmed in TV series such as Game of Thrones.

CroatiaIf you fancy a relaxing break, why not check out the Island of Hvar. Further North, and a ferry ride from Split, Hvar is truly a wonderful resort. Stunning beaches, exquisite food and a selection of luxury and budget hotels.

Croatia should be high up on your to-do-list for 2017. It’s also closer than you think. You can fly to Croatia in under 2 and a half hours from the UK.

When to go?
April to June are the best months to travel to enjoy this wonderful Country. It’s less busy, so you can walk through the cobbled streets and take in everything Croatia has to offer.

Croatia

4. Orlando, Florida

DisneylandAlways a firm favourite with the British, Orlando in Florida has become one of the top selling destinations of all time. Thousands of Brits travel to Florida each year and 2017 will be no exception.

I recommend staying at either a Disney hotel as they are close to the parks and will keep your children entertained. If you want something quieter, why not stay in a villa or town house around the Kissimmee area and hire a car. Most villas come with a private pool.

Cape CanaveralFinding something to eat in Orlando is easy. They have hundreds of restaurants and you’ll find every kind of cuisine on offer, all at reasonable prices.

With more flights than ever, Orlando is still a very popular destination. You can even fly on the Thomson Dreamliner to Florida, which has more legroom in economy than Virgin and BA.

When to go?
April through to June and September are the best months to go, as the weather is hot but not too unpleasant and the crowds won’t be huge. Stay clear of the US spring break as the parks can be crowded with teenagers.

Fabulous Florida

5. Cyprus

Cyprus beachCyprus has suffered a drop in tourism recently, but was back last year with a bang. New hotels are being built and older hotels renovated. Cyprus has always built it’s reputation on hospitality and service. Hotel staff will cater to your every need as you sunbathe the day away and enjoy Cypriot food and entertainment into the late evening.

Cyprus ChapelNissi Bay has the best beach in Cyprus, whilst the old town of Paphos has lovely boutique shops and market stalls. Take a jeep safari to the Troodos Mountains or experience the Turkish & Greek side of Cyprus at Nicosia.

When to go?
The summer months of July and August can be hot and humid. May and June are the best times to lie of the beach, whilst April and October are still warm, you can enjoy more strenuous activities or tours.

Discover Cyprus

6. Tenerife

Tenerife beachTenerife is part of the Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa. It’s one of the cheapest holiday destinations to travel to for guaranteed sunshine.

Brits have been going to Tenerife for years and many have either made it a second home or bought property out there. A volcanic island with lots to do. With water-parks and nature reserves, or a trek up the volcano there is plenty on offer. You can relax on a hot black sand beach or walk round the old town or Puerto de la Cruz in the North.

When to go?
Puerto de la Cruz can be cloudy in the Winter months, so it’s best travelling between June and September. The South part of Tenerife is beautiful all year round and with over 300 days of sunshine, this is why Tenerife has made our top 10 holiday destinations 2017 list.

Tenerife

7. Algarve, Portugal

Algarve boatsBeautiful sandy beaches, stunning sea views and lush green golf courses, the Algarve is the relaxing holiday you’ve been dreaming of. With small resorts dotted along the coastline, you’ll find a laid back attitude from the locals and holiday makers alike. There is nothing strenuous or lively about the Algarve.

Take walks to the harbour and watch the fishing boats, or sit on a beach side cafe and eat sea food that was caught that morning. Portugal is one of my best holiday destinations, and I’ve already booked for 2017.

When to go?
The Algarve is wonderful all year round. It’s milder in the winter months and can be chilly in the evenings, but whenever you travel to Portugal, don’r forget your golf clubs.

Amazing Algarve

8. Greece

Santorini houseGreece has hundreds of tiny Islands, all with their own charm and warm hospitality. Having been to Greece many times, I’d recommend staying away from the mainstream Islands such as Corfu, Kos, Rhodes and Crete and try something different.

The smaller Islands such as Santorini with it’s bright white buildings or the small fishing village’s of Paros, truly make Greece a wonderful an exciting destination.

Santorini viewSome of the smaller Islands don’t have airports, so a relaxing ferry ride from a neighbouring Island is a great start to your adventure in Greece.

When to go?
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the summer by going away in May or September. Greece will be pleasantly warm and you can experience all it has to offer without the crowds.

Picturesque Greece

9. Costa Rica

Costa Rica VolcanoNot only did they do well in the football World Cup in Brazil this year, they have also inspired many people to try a new holiday destination.

Situated on the thin strip of land between North and South America, Costa Rica is a prosperous and safe Country. Abolishing its army in 1949, Costa Rica is now famed for being progressively environmentally sustainable and big in exporting coffee and bananas.

Costa Rica seaTourism is on the increase in Costa Rica. There is much to see and do with it’s national parks, volcanoes and protected areas. Take a trek through the floral forests, relax on a beach or go bird watching.

Costa Rica is one of Latin America’s most up and coming Countries, so try something different for your 2017 holiday destination.

When to go?
The dry season is November until April, but January and February can be windy. The wet season is May until November with the heavy rainfall in September and October.

Costa Rica

10. Mauritius

Mauritius mountainsA popular honeymoon and wedding destination, Mauritius is now more accessible than ever. Thomson Holidays have started flying their Dreamliner to Mauritius direct every Sunday throughout the year.

With white sandy beaches, warm crystal clear waters and wonderful sunshine, Mauritius could be mistaken for a forgotten Caribbean Island. Tropical forests, mountains and excellent scuba diving, Mauritius has something to offer everyone.

Mauritius beachIt is also steeped in history with many old buildings and has the largest un-broken barrier reef in the World.

Temperatures in Mauritius are on average high 20’s all year round. Flying time from the UK is just under 12 hours.

When to go?
Being a tropical paradise, Mauritius has fantastic weather all year round. January to March is the wet season and the long hot summer days and nights between November and April are humid and dry.

Majestic Mauritius


This concludes our top 10 holiday destinations for 2017.

What do you think of the list?

Is there a destination you’d like information or one that you feel should be on there? Leave a comment and let us know which destination you are travelling to next year?

How much are pre booked flight seats?

pre booked flight seatsMany people ask what the cost is to purchase pre booked flight seats, or is it even worth pre booking them.  Most airlines do not make it easy to find out the cost before you make the flight booking and there are not that many websites that will show you the cost of seats in 1 simple table.

I’ve put together a list below of the UK’s major charter and low cost airlines to help you see at a glance the prices of pre booked seats with Thomson, Thomas Cook, Ryanair etc.

The cost of pre booked flight seats

AirlineStandard SeatsExtra Legroom SeatsFront Row Seats
Aer Lingus€10€20€14
Air Canada$40n/an/a
British Airways - BA£40£100n/a
Easyjet£4£17£24
Emirates$50n/an/a
FlyBe£13£30£32
Jet2.com£19£32£25
Monarch£8£20n/a
Norwegian£14£24n/a
Ryanair£16£26n/a
Thomas Cook£20£30n/a
Thomson - TUI£15£25£24
Virgin£60n/an/a

Is it worth booking flight seats?

If your travelling with family, friends or in a large party, and you want to sit together, it’s probably best you pre-book your flight seats.

If you don’t want to pay extra to pre book them, the best advice is to check-in as early as possible and select your seats. Most airlines check-in opens between 30 days and 24 hours before you fly.

How to pre-book flight seats?

Most airlines will offer you the chance to pre-book your seat when your booking your flight. If you’re booking through a travel agent, just ask them to add this on for you.

You can always login to the airlines manage my booking area to select and pay for your seat or call them. Some airlines also offer you free or charge seat selections at check in. These can usually be booked 24 hours before your fly.

Pre booked flight seats by Airline

Aer Lingus

Aer lingus now offer 4 choices of flight seats when travelling in Europe. Standard seats, choice seats (first 7 rows), exit seats & on certain flights (Malaga & Faro) they have lie flat beds. You can pre-book during your flight booking, login to manage my trip or when you check-in for your flight.

British Airways – BA

Prices start from £14 return for a European flight and from £40 for an International long haul flight. You can select your seat free of charge when check-in opens, 24 hours before departure.

Easyjet

You can choose from standard seats, extra legroom seats or front row. Seats can be pre booked when you are booking your flight, or added on later via manage my booking.

Emirates

You can book seats free at check-in. Alternatively, pre booked seats in Economy cost £40. You cannot pre-book extra legroom seats. This can only be done at the airport. Business & First class passengers get free seat selections.

FlyBe

Just fly ticket holders will have to pay to select their seats. Get more passengers will get free standard seat selection, whereas All in passengers can choose standard or extra legroom seats, free of charge.

Jet2.com

Like all low cost airlines, Jet2.com let you book seats when your booking your flight or add them on after.

Monarch

Monarch airlines were one of the first to offer pre booked flight seats online. A few of Monarch aircraft have the first 1-10 rows blocked out, just for extra legroom seats. You can book them online or over the phone.

Norwegian

Low fare tickets mean you have to pay for your standard or extra legroom seat. All other fare types offer this service free of charge.

Ryanair

With Ryanair, you can book standard seats, priority seats (skip the queue and guarantee overhead luggage space) or priority boarding with extra legroom.

Thomas Cook

The seat pitch (how much legroom you have) differs depending on the aircraft Thomas Cook use. Again, you can choose from standard seats or extra legroom. Pre booking is easily done online.

Thomson – TUI

Thomas use many different airlines on their website, and charge for seats accordingly. You can choose from standard or extra legroom seats.

Virgin

Virgin allow you to choose your seat, for a fee, nearly a year in advance. 331 days to be precise. Check in opens 24 hours before departure, and you can select your seat for free.

If you’ve got any other airlines you’d like me to add or if the prices have changes, please let me know

*The prices and charges are a minimum from price, based on a 2 hour return shorthaul flight (economy / standard) travelling to Europe in 2017 from the UK and are correct as of 19th May 2017. Longer flights or destinations, may increase in cost. Please always check the exact cost with the airline or your travel agent before pre booking flight seats. Virgin, BA & Air Canada are based on trans-atlantic flights and Emirates is based on the London to Dubai route.

Get your Turkish Visa on Arrival

Are you travelling on holiday to Turkey in 2014?

Further to our Turkey Visa update on how you can apply for your Turkey e Visa, it’s now been agreed that UK holidaymakers travelling to Turkey can get their Turkish Visa on Arrival.

Cost of a Turkish Visa on Arrival

  • Get Turkey Visa on Arrival – £20 GBP in Cash
  • Apply online before travel – $20 USD (roughly £12*)

The main benefits of applying online is the cost.  At £8 cheaper per person, on a family of 4 this is a saving of over £30.

You can only get your visa on arrival in Turkey until 31st December 2014.  After this date, you will have to apply online.

To apply for your Turkey Visa, check out our previous post by clicking here

*USD exchange rate taken from XE.com on 9th April 2014

Best Clubbing Holidays Ibiza

It’s booked!  You’re going clubbing in Ibiza this summer!  You can’t wait, 2 weeks of sun, sea and partying!

You turn up in the early hours after a tiring midnight flight, “they were the cheapest” you tell your mates!!.  As you enter the badly lit apartment, a musty damp smell greets you.  As you put your suitcase on the stained sheet of the uncomfortable looking bed, it hits you!!  Why did I not read the hotel reviews before booking?

Don’t make the same mistake I did and make sure you look at holiday reviews before choosing your next holiday to Ibiza.

Did you know 47% of travellers to Ibiza DON’T research their hotel?

5 Best hotels for Clubbing Holidays in Ibiza

Having spent time in Ibiza, I can tell you the best places to stay.  For the Ibiza nightlife and wonderful sandy beaches, choose Playa d’en Bossa or San Antonio.

Everyone asks;  Where is the best place to stay in ibiza for clubbing?

I’ve looked at budget apartments to top of the range luxury hotels.  The following accommodation will be suitable for your cheap holidays to Ibiza.

Budget Hotels & Apartments

Mare Nostrum IbizaMare Nostrum, Playa d’en Bossa

The Mare Nostrum is a fantastic and popular hotel, centrally located and within easy walking distance from the beach and nightlife.

The hotel has over 500 rooms, all with en-suite, balcony or terrace, TV with music channels, a safe and air conditioning.  There is a sun terrace around the swimming pool, snack bar and restaurant, sports court and a full entertainment program in the day and evening in the summer months.

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Marco Polo 1, Ibiza Marco Polo 1, San Antonio

This affordable hotel is right on the door step of all the nightlife.  A large terrace surrounds the swimming pool complete with sunbeds and shades.  The hotel has a restaurant and snack bar, table tennis and pool table.

The bedrooms sleep up to 3 people and have a bathroom, air conditioning, TV, mini fridge and safe.

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Great Value for Money

Jet Apartments, Playa d'en BossaJet Apartments, Playa d’en Bossa

This complex is in the heart of the nightlife and provides a lively base for those wanting to be close to the nightlife and the beach.  The Jet Apartments have 3 swimming pools (1 at it’s sister hotel), gym, internet cafe, massage room and pool tables.  You’ll also find a restaurant, bars and a supermarket.

The apartments are either 1 bedroom (sleeping4) or 2 bedroom (sleeping upto 6 adults).  All have bathrooms, air conditioning, TV, kitchenette and terrace or balcony.  Superior apartments have full sea views and a large screen TV whilst VIP apartments come with 2 bathrooms.

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Ibiza Rocks Hotel Ibiza Rocks, San Antonio

Set in the heard of San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks is where it all happens. Live gigs, pool parties, DJ’s and much more make this hotel perfect for your stay in Ibiza. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, (1 with everyday pool parties), 2 restaurants, 4 bars with a chill-out lounge and a live stage.

All the bedrooms are nicely decorated and all have bathrooms, kitchenette, micro-wave and air-conditioning with balcony. Superior rooms are available and have plasma TV’s and an XBOX.

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Luxury Hotels

Ushuaia Beach IbizaUshuaia Beach Hotel, Playa d’en Bossa

If you want to stay in a luxury hotel in Ibiza, there is no other place to stay than the fantastic Ushuaia Beach.  Weekly live entertainment, top DJ’s and fashion shows are just a few things that make the Ushuaia one of the best hotels in Ibiza.

The VIP Concierge will help you out with in-room parties and booking tickets for concerts and clubs.  The guest rooms are elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms, black out windows, air-conditioning, wifi, satellite TV and either terrace or balcony.

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Have you stayed in one of these hotels or apartments?  Let us know and we’ll add your comments so others can find the best clubbing holidays Ibiza.

Turkey Visa

Do I need a Visa for Turkey if travelling from the UK?

Yes, the requirements now are that any passenger with a UK passport wishing to travel to Turkey on holiday will require a visa.

A Visa for a Turkey Holiday will cost you $20 USD (roughly £12.50) per person

Apply for your Holiday Visa for Turkey if you’re travelling from the UK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey have now changed the process and  all UK passport holders, travelling to Turkey from the UK after the 11th April 2014 will be required to apply online for a Holiday Visa.

How to apply for a Turkey Visa?

The official visa website can be found here – https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en.  Be careful, there are many websites who claim to offer a Turkey visa, but in many cases you pay a handling fee of around ‘double’ the actual cost of the visa.  If you’re travel agent offers to do it for you, make sure they only charge you the actual fee of $20 USD per person.  It’s very simple to do yourself if not as you don’t even have to download an application form.

You can read our simple ‘how to’ guide below.

How much will a Turkey Visa Cost?

Currently (as of 1st January 2014) an entry visa for your holiday to Turkey will cost $20 USD per person. You can only pay with visa/Master debit or credit cards and your card needs to be 3D Secure registered. The payment will be made in US Dollars and it will be your bank who convert the payment to GBP.

Can I get my Turkey Visa on Arrival?

Previously, this was the only way to do it.  When you arrived at the airport you would pay £10 per person to passport control and they would stamp your passport for entry into Turkey.

What information will I need to apply for a Turkey Tourist Visa?

It’s easier if you have everyone’s passport in front of you when applying as you’ll need the following information

  • Nationality
  • Arrival date into Turkey
  • Full names as they appear in each passport
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Your Mother and Fathers names
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Issue & Expiry Date
  • An email address, telephone number and your home address

Important – each traveller MUST have a minimum of 6 months left on their passport from the date they enter Turkey.

Do children or infants need a Turkey Holiday Visa?

Yes, both children and infants will require a visa and the cost is the same regardless of age.

How long is the Visa valid for?

The turkey visa is valid for a total of 180 days, but you are only permitted to stay for a total of 90 days within the 180 day period.

Can I amend the dates of the Visa?

If your travel plans change, you are not able to amend the dates of the visa. Remember is it valid for 180 days from your original arrival date and is multiple entry. If you exceed the period of validity, you will have to re-apply for a new Turkey Visa.
If for any reason, your visa application is denied, you will not be charged. The $20 USD fee is only paid on approved Visa’s.

How to apply for a Holiday Visa for Turkey from the UK

Step 1 – Open up the following link in a web browser – https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en

Step 2 – Click the ‘Apply’ button and select your Nationality, passport type, add the security verification code, then ‘Save and Continue’

Apply for a Turkey Visa from the UK

Step 3 – Select your arrival date.  The visa is valid for 180 days and you can enter Turkey multiple times.

Turkey Arrival Date

Step 4 – Add your details such as name, date of birth , passport details etc.

Add Details

Step 5 – You have to verify your details are correct as they can’t be edited after.  You’ll then receive an email confirming your application.

Verify Turkey Visa

Step 6 – Click the ‘Verify Email’ link in your email and you’ll be taken to the payment page.

Step 7 – Pay for your Turkey Visa using either a visa/master credit or debit card.  On the confirmation page you’ll have to print out your new visa as it’s essential you take it with you when you travel.  You’ll also be sent a confirmation email containing a link to print it out if you can’t at the time.

Can I apply for all passengers in one application?

Unfortunately not, you’ll have to apply for each individual passenger separately, including children and infants, but the process shouldn’t take any more than 5 minutes.

SunConnect Hotels by Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook have today launched their latest family-friendly hotel chain called SunConnect.  These hotels will be All Inclusive, so include all your food and drink, have larger family bedrooms, teenage online gaming areas and free WiFi.  The new concept will allow guests to book in-resort activities on the SunConnect dedicated website on their mobiles or tablets as all hotels have free wireless internet throughout the resort.

The 10 SunConnect hotels are located across the Mediterranean in Majorca, Tunisia, Turkey, Gran Canaria, Cyprus and Croatia.  More hotels will follow over the next year.

Many guests enquire before booking whether hotels offer wifi as they like to spend time connecting with people back home, surfing the internet and being online when on holiday.  Thomas Cook have identified this and re-branded 10 resorts so far offering customers what they want.

SunConnect Hotels

Choose from one of these great hotels and book with Thomas Cook

SunConnect Hotels in Gran Canaria

SunConnect Puerto Azul, Puerto Rico

SunConnect Mirador del Atlantico, Amadores

SunConnect Sea World Resort & Spa, Side, Turkey

SunConnect Side Resort, Side, Turkey

SunConnect Park Garden

SunConnect Protaras Beach, Protaras, Cyprus

SunConnect Rosa del Mar

SunConnect One Resort Monastir, Tunisia

SunConnect Paloma Grida Village

SunConnect Waterman Supertus Resort

 

 

What is Balconing?

Balconing is an activity stupid craze that kills.  It involves the drunken antics of jumping between balconies of rooms at a hotel or apartment, or jumping from a balcony into a swimming pool.  Balconing has become very popular over the past few years with foreign holidaymakers thinking they are superman after a heavy nights drinking.  It mostly occurs in the high rise apartment blocks in the Balearic Islands, mainly Magaluf in Majorca and the party resorts of Ibiza.

If you’re thinking of balconing on your next holiday, then don’t.  If anything goes wrong, whilst it won’t affect you, think of the people you’ll leave behind….

So far in 2013, 7 people have died from balconing.

The Foreign Office, along with ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) launched a campaign in June this year called “Don’t fool around on balconies’.  This seems to have fallen on deaf ears over the summer months as more photos and videos appear online of these macho idiotic people.  To read the leaflet on booze and balconies don’t mix, along with the story of Jake who survived a fall, click here

It balconing doesn’t kill, you maybe left with life changing injuries, so think about the consequences as dozens of young British holiday makers are die or severely injured each year.

Check out these videos on balconing to see how dangerous and stupid it is.

What are you thoughts on balconing?

Have you taken part in it?  Do you know anyone who’s family has been affected by injury or even death?

*main photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafa_galan/

Suneo Club Hotels with First Choice and Thomson Holidays

 

First Choice and Thomson holidays have announced a new kind of holiday for summer 2014, Suneo Club hotels.

So far they have 8 Suneo Club hotels which are listed below.  They are marketing these hotels as bright, fresh and value for money.  Suneo club rooms are bright, sunny, clean and fresh, and provide everything you need for a hassle free holiday.

Suneo Club Prices

Value for money is the name of the game for these holidays.  Offering and all inclusive basis, these holidays will provide excellent value for money.

Dining at a Suneo Club

The restaurants are stocked with food from around the World providing you with an excellent dining experience.  Choose from Italian, Chinese as well as food made to order and show-cooking.

Your Reps and hosts

Your team of hosts will offer a first class in-resort service, providing day and evening activities for all the family.  Your rep will be based at your chosen hotel, so they’ll always be on hand to make sure you have a great holiday.

Suneo Club Hotels

Choose from these great selection of hotels across Europe and the Med.

Grupotel Mar de Menorca, Cala Canutells in Menorca

Grupotel Mar de Menorca

The Grupotel Mar de Menorca is located in the quiet resort of Cala Canutells in the south of Menorca, not far from Cala’n Porter.  The hotel complex is close to a small sandy beach and only a 10 minute bus ride from the Island’s capitol, Mahon.  A few restaurants and bars can be found within walking distance from the hotel.

The apartment complex has a large swimming pool, kids pool, football, tennis, mini golf and many other activities and entertainment throughout the day and evening for adults and children, including kids club and mini disco.

The rooms are the hotel are wither studio’s sleeping 2, 1 bedroom apartments sleeping up to 4 people or 2 bedroomed apartments that can sleep 6 people.  All bedrooms have en-suite, air conditioning, kitchenette and either balcony or terrace.

The restaurants at the hotel serve buffet style, international cuisine and drinks are available throughout the day as part of the All Inclusive board basis.

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Park Hotel, Gouves in Corfu

Suneo Club Park Hotel Corfu

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Cortijo Blanco Hotel, San Pedro in Costa del Sol

Suneo Cortijo Blanco Costa del Sol

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Ialyssos Bay, Trianda in Rhodes

Suneo Ialyssos Bay Rhodes

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Sirenis Cala Llonga Resort, Calan Llonga in Ibiza

Suneo Sirenis Cala Llonga Ibiza

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Club Mermaid Village, Alanya in Turkey

Suneo Club Mermaid Turkey

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Atlantic Paphian Park Hotel, Paphos in Cyprus

Suneo Atlantic Paphian Park Cyprus

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Thalassa Hotel, Lambi in Kos

Suneo Thalassa Hotel Kos

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