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Let's Explore Somewhere Exotic

Let's Explore Somewhere Exotic

Everyone dreams of an exotic getaway from time to time; the powdery white sands, bright blue sea and clear skies is enough to make anyone want to pack their bags and switch off from the every day. 

But with so many incredible destinations and not enough time, it's almost a chore deciding where to choose – which is where we come in. In our eyes, there are two not-to-be-missed destinations that are worthy of a visit for those looking for something extra special and exotic.  


With its remote setting, crystal clear waters and exceptional service on each individual island, it's no wonder that the Maldives is well-known amongst honeymooners. There's plenty of time to relax here with your loved one, and plenty of beach to enjoy, as well as incredible pools too! Opt for a water villa, and you'll be able to jump straight into the warm waters from your balcony. Beach villas are just as special, often giving you a small section of beach right outside your door.

With restaurants and bars on-site, you needn't go far for your next meal or tipple – making this style of holiday all about you. We say…indulge, relax and enjoy!

This destination is fast becoming a popular one for families too; with more resorts offering kids clubs, and entertainment for the little ones. Plus, with its calm waters and stunning marine life – it's the perfect place to get out and explore. With so many resorts available, it becomes a minefield to choose one most suited to you. But we've found a resort that ticks every box for every traveller…

Club Med's Kani Maldives Resort


One thing's a certain, Club Med puts you first on your holiday in the Maldives. Whether you choose to stay as a couple or a family, there's something for everyone here. With endless water and land sports, plus kids' clubs for 4-10 year olds – and champagne served at 6pm each day, they go the extra mile to make your holiday a memorable one.

Choose their all-inclusive Kani Maldives Resort and you'll not have to worry about a thing whilst holidaying here – sounds perfect to us!

Atmospheric colonial streets, an immense history that still lives today


Don't be fooled with this destination; it's not your average Caribbean beach holiday. Yes, it's home to wonderful white sandy beaches, and yes, it hosts many some incredible resorts – but there's a deeper side to this wonderful country that must also not be missed, in particular the capital, Havana.

You'll soon realise that Havana's no average city; the atmospheric colonial streets, an immense history that still lives today, colonial architecture and an abundance of cool, bohemian bars will keep you intrigued. This is a destination where the big names are yet to make their mark, meaning you'll get to grips with the culture here far quicker than other destinations…and we think you'll like it!

Twin Havana with Cuba's beach paradise destination, Varadero and you'll have the ultimate exotic getaway. With plenty of all-inclusive resorts, all with gorgeous beaches, large pools and bars galore in-resort, you'll feel pampered in no time.


If we've inspired you to visit the Maldives or Cuba, contact us today and we'll create your perfect exotic getaway.

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