Thinking overwater?

TO many people, an overwater bungalow or villa represents the epitome of romance and luxury, with the Maldives being the world’s ultimate overwater destination. Trailfinders has a huge choice of accommodation there, with many hotels currently offering free night offers.

An example is the Medhufushi Island resort with seven nights on offer from €1,859. It includes flights from Dublin, Shannon or Cork to Male with Qatar Airways, all taxes and charges, return seaplane transfers, plus accommodation in an Overwater villa on a half board basis. Clients are offered two free nights at a saving of €319. The deal is valid for departures between May 1 and July 14 next year. Hotel information: http://hotels.trailfinders.ie/Maldives-Hotels-Medhufushi-Island-Resort

Information from 01 8814994, 021 464 8888; www.trailfinders.ie

TURKEY has topped the poll as the favourite holiday destination in the Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2010.

The country has also topped Sunway’s list of destinations for bookings – up 20% on last year – and continued growth is expected as there is unlikely to be any price increase for 2011 packages. www.sunway.ie or 01 2886828

“THE real test of a bridge player isn’t in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once.” This anonymous quote pretty much sums up a game that provides hours of endless pleasure, good company and a little exasperation. For those true converts, the Mount Wolseley Hotel near Carlow could be the ultimate destination this autumn as it hosts two Bridge breaks from tomorrow.

There is still time to get into the act for three and five day stays that last until Wednesday and Friday respectively. In the company of well-known Bridge player Paul Hanratty, there will be daily competitions. Included are aqua aerobics and health classes, discounted green fees on the 18-hole golf course and there is no single supplement. Prices from €229.

059-9180100; www.mountwolseley.ie.

INCREDIBLE India has just launched its new brochure for 2011 featuring all year round offers.

The most popular tour includes a five night Golden Triangle itinerary, featuring the best of India and offering a real taste of this unique land. The tour starts at €990 plus €176 tax.

For more information visit www.incredibleindia.ie or call 0818 300 204.

BEACON South America features a combination holiday this year to Costa Rica and Las Vegas with prices going from €1,760 per person for return flights, 10 nights hotel accommodation and all transfers. Taxes are extra at €210 and travel is to take place between January and March next.

Beacon South America is at 3 Marlboro Street, Cork. Tel: 0818 300123 or visit www.beaconsouthamerica.com


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