Vanessa is one of those contagious spirits who convert you to their cause through their enthusiasm and dedication.
Of course, I ought to have been doing more then without anybody having to tell me.
But German Vanessa awoke me to the perils of plastic pollution in the ocean when I visited the Maldives.
I swear she talks to the turtles, hence me Christening her Mother Turtle. And I dare say they talk to her too.
Tropical Sky (tropicalsky.ie / 01 664 9999) is offering savings of up to €1,500 per person on seven-night stays at the five star LUX* South Ari Atoll for travel completed before January 5, if booked by Septermber 30.
The holiday now costs from €2,599 per person.
So what will you get:
Villa-only resort offers an off-grid island experience on the shores of Dhidhoofinolhu, bordered by turquoise lagoons.
The villas are spread along the palm-fringed beach and feature lofty thatched roofs with luxurious bathrooms and a private garden with an outdoor shower.
Guests can sail out on a traditional dhoni and swim up close to whale sharks, turtles, dolphins and manta rays, with tailored programmes led by experienced instructors.
Based on two sharing on half-board basis including flights from Dublin and transfers.
You want to learn more about the Maldives… here’s my review https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/12/atoll-tale-the-maldives/
And a touch of Barbados, obviously
I like to keep up with events in Barbados… I have an insider there, my old pal Jevan.
Tropical Sky are also on the case for me.
They (tropicalsky.ie / 01 664 9999) is offering savings of up to €690 per person on seven-night stays at the 4* The Sands Barbados for travel completed before 20 December, if booked by 30 September.
The holiday now costs from €1,429 per person.
So what do you get?
Brand-new all-inclusive beachfront resort situated across two and a half acres of white sand on the south coast.
Ideal for families and groups, with suites sleeping up to six and oceanfront penthouses, as well as tranquil rooms overlooking the landscaped gardens for couples.
Highlights include palm-fringed freshwater swimming pool, spa and free scuba lessons.
Based on two sharing on all-inclusive basis and including flights from Dublin and transfers.
Some local knowledge
Remember this is the first place to go to get a feel for Barbados https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/.
Now if you bump into Vanessa or Jevan then tell them I’ll be back over real soon.