Chill out in Grenada

LONG-HAUL operator Tropical Sky could have picked anywhere to feature in their latest holiday promotion, but chose the tiny unspoilt island of Grenada to offer chill-out breaks to Irish clients.

The company targets all sectors of the market, highlighting seven night breaks at a popular resort hotel from €999 per person that specialises dealing with family groups. That offer, by the way, includes accommodation on an all-inclusive basis, return flights from Dublin with Aer Lingus and onwards from London Gatwick with Monarch, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. An adults only luxury spa break at chic LaSource resort hotel comes in at about €1,600 and also includes full board plus various sports facilities and one complimentary spa treatment each day. Certified divers can also avail of a complimentary dive each day during the stay.

Details from the company on or on 01-5262566 /068-56800.

* HAWAII is the latest holiday market to feature bargain breaks for Irish clients with a current sale from Aloha Holidays extended into next month.

Two centre holidays, combining Honolulu with either Maui or The Big Island or Hawaii and Las Vegas, all start from €1,795 per person sharing, including taxes. There’s also a seven night Honolulu only package on offer from €1,370 per person sharing including taxes. Bookings must be made by October 23. Details from Aloha Holidays on tel: 01- 2108391 or visit

* THERE are lots of special offers available from hotels throughout the country; some really good value, others not quite. This week, one Dublin hotel was seeking €250 per person sharing per night to celebrate something to do with the anniversary of a well known Irish brewery. Yes, €250 a head in a recession!

Anyway, the deal of the year has to be at the Carlton Millrace Hotel at the foot of Mount Leinster. To celebrate their fifth birthday, the Carlton Hotel Group is offering September rates for a second night of just €5. This offer is open to all guests wishing to stay a second night. The slight catch, and it is a slight one, is that clients must book and pay for the first night at a very reasonable €55. Clients can also avail of free vouchers that are redeemable at outlets in the hotel. For full details, log onto

* AER Lingus expects to be busy carrying huge numbers of passengers to Munich from Dublin, Cork and Belfast in the coming weeks.

One of the world’s largest beer festivals, the annual Oktoberfest kicks off next week (September 19) and lasts until October 4.

Aer Lingus claim to be keeping fares down to low levels – starting from €53.99 one-way including taxes and charges – and also say they can offer hotels at savings of up to 60 per cent on the rack rates.

Details from both and

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