Patricia Bech: Travel News Round Up

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Patricia Bech rounds up some of the latest travel news, including some holiday offers and new flights for 2020…

Join the celebrities at Sandy Lane in Barbados

The famous Sandy Lane resort has a host of “Added Value” extras for stays in March 2020. Guests can make the most of a bottle of champagne on arrival, a candlelight dinner for two, one hour couple’s massage, a round of golf at The Country Club or a Sandy Lane 60 minute Full Body massage. Lunch for two is also included in bookings as well as afternoon tea and a turtle trip for two including shipwrecks.

7 nights will cost from £5,750 per person Including Breakfast, Flights and Transfers. Book by calling Private Traveller on 01244 478080

Patricia Bech Travel Round Up: Escape to the beaches of Barbados
Patricia Bech Travel Round Up: Escape to the beaches of Barbados where you can enjoy a few extras on your trip

An indulgent two-night Twixmas break in Devon

Steeped in history and intrigue, Lewtrenchard Manor offers a delightful post-Christmas getaway for those wanting to relax before the excitement of the New Year. The Jacobean manor sits in several acres of gardens in Okehampton, beneath the wild tors of Dartmoor, and features an award-winning restaurant and just 17 luxury bedrooms. Curl up beside a roaring log fire and admire the property’s magnificent stained-glass windows or head out to explore the area.

The Twixmas Break costs from £590 per room total/ £295 pp (two sharing), including two nights’ B&B, two dinners, half a bottle of Champagne and afternoon cream tea. Valid 27-30 Dec. 2019. Call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (

New flights to Pula announced for 2020

The heart shaped peninsula of Istria in the Northern Adriatic has reason to celebrate. It has just been voted the highest quality extra virgin olive oil region in the world for the fifth year in a row by influential guide Flos Olei 2020. More flights to Pula have also been announced for next year including new services from London Luton and Glasgow. This means that Istria and neighbouring Kvarner regions can be reached direct from five London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, London Southend and Stansted), two Scottish airports and seven further regional UK airports. Prestige Holidays has the widest choice of hotels to Istria and Kvarner featuring nine resorts and 20 hotels in the three-five star range including Rijeka, new for next year and 2020’s European Capital of Culture 2020.

A seven night break at the Hotel Eden in Rovinj  starts from £569 person with Prestige Holidays  including return flights from London Luton to Pula departing 28th April 2020 with shared airport transfers and BB accommodation (01425 480400,