Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Pre-summer escapes are currently available at Castlemartyr Resort. 

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

All-inclusive holidays have become increasingly popular and Cuba Travel has a deal for those booking before May 18 for travel to a country that’s opening up more and more to visitors abroad.

For upwards of €1,725 there’s a week-long stay at the Royalton Royal Hicacos with return flights from Dublin during May, June, September or October. Tack on three extra nights at the Havana Parque Central and prices start from €2,025. or call 01-2412340

Family deals are available to the Istria Riviera with Grenham Travel this summe, priced from €499 per person sharing. Staying at the four-star Aparthotel Resort Del Mar on the seafront in Banjole, clients can avail of a 300-metre long sandy beach. More information on

Those planning weddings abroad can now avail of additional destinations offered by Falcon and Thompson, whose summer 2017 programme has been boosted by packages to the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kos and Corfu and the Spanish Balearic islands of Majorca and Ibiza. Couples will be offered garden, beach, terrace or poolside wedding ceremonies.; many properties offer a complimentary basic ceremony and others have packages from €550. Call 1850 929 141 or visit any travel agent.

For the dreamers out there it might be worth considering a current two-week USA Western Values self-drive offer with Clients can take a ride along sections of the historic Route 66 and visit the Grand Canyon, enjoy 24-hour entertainment in Los Vegas or stand at the lowest land elevation in North America at Death Valley. For details see

Pre-summer escapes are currently available at Castlemartyr Resort. The Unwind and Dine Package is available from €115 per person for one night and includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room with breakfast and a two-course evening meal in Franchini’s Italian restaurant. A two-night break is on for €185. The offer is valid Sunday to Thursday up to May 15 and Friday/Saturday supplement of €30 applies. Call 021 421 9000 or visit

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