Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Safari and beach holiday
A safari and beach holiday is available for May/June next year with Classic Resorts. 

Discovering diverse Kenya, clients will get to see big game in a Kilimanjaro Safari and then experience the beaches of Mombasa staying in a four-star Baobab Beach Resort and Spa. 

Price (from €2,499) includes return flights from Dublin via Amsterdam, four nights full board on safari and seven nights all-inclusive on the beach. 

Destination Hawaii

With Tour America’s deal to Hawaii, you can spend St Patrick’s Day at home and three days later be on the pristine sands of Waikiki Beach, starting a seven-night holiday that comes in from €2,392. 

Three nights will be spent in Maui, The Valley Isle and four nights in Honolulu, Oahu. The Waikiki neighbourhood, famed for its beach. Price includes international flights, internal flight, taxes and charges. 

Havana and Toronto

Ten nights in Cuba and two in Toronto is on sale with Cuba Travel to include three nights in Havana, seven in Varadero and two in Toronto.

The packages offer return flights to Havana from Dublin and further flights to Toronto from Havana. 

Visa costs, taxes and charges are included in the price that starts from €2,290, valid for travel in May, June, September and October next year. or call 01 241 2340.

Prague break

A four-star, three-night break is at Click and Go for Prague this month, staying at the Union Hotel, from €199 and includes flights from Dublin. 

From €239 next month, deals also for four-star accommodation (Estrela do Vau Aparthotel) in Praia do Vau, in the Algarve. Seven nights, self-catering. 

Castlemartyr offers

Castlemartyr Resort, Co Cork, has offers from €225 per night — bed, breakfast, evening meal and afternoon tea plus €20 credit for use in the spa or golf course. 

The spa has nine treatment rooms, jet pool, aromatherapy sauna and steam room, relaxation rooms and vitality lounges. Offer valid Sunday to Thursday until shortly before Christmas. Saturday night supplement of €40 per room. or call 021 4219000.


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