Experience Barbados with Jo

Something that we are really proud of in the Tropic Breeze office is our in-depth knowledge of the destinations that we sell. One of Jo’s favourite islands is Barbados and she recently spent some time there checking in on some of our hotels. Luckily she also managed to squeeze in some time to enjoy some of the local beaches and markets as well as making sure the rum punch was still up to scratch in some of her favourite bars. Here she has put together a few of her top tips for places to visit, eat and enjoy the sunset on your holiday to Barbados.

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Traditional Meets Contemporary at Ansgana Velavaru

Located in the centre of it’s own lagoon in the South Nilhandhe Atoll, Angsana Velavaru is just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male and has an incredible amount to offer. The island boasts some of the most impressive white sand beaches in the Maldives as well as a spectacular house reef with 30 amazing dive spots.

At Tropic Breeze we love that the resort features a real mixture of traditional Maldivian architecture with a modern twist that gives the island a character all of its own. Beachfront Villas, dotted along the palm fringed sands, are bright and colourful with thatched roofs while the InOcean Villas, set over the lagoon, are much more contemporary in style boasting clean lines and glass walls. 

Don’t just dream about it….for further information or to book your holiday to Angsana Velavaru, please call us on 01752 880880, or email [email protected].

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The Vibrant Colours of OBLU


The Colours of OBLU is a collection of all inclusive Maldivian resorts that reflect the vibrancy of the Indian Ocean. Guests can experience villas that reflect the surrounding natural beauty, lush tropical vegetation, oceans ranging from exquisite turquoise to deep shades of blue, white shorelines and colourful cuisines that showcase the best of the Indian Ocean.

Best for: Couples looking for a romantic retreat…

This adults only resort offers contemporary accommodation and is located just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male Airport. The majority of villas are set over water, some boasting a private pool, and the resort also offers spacious beach pool villas. Speciality dining experiences are a generous addition to the all inclusive plan, and include Only BLU, a stunning underwater restaurant, and Gaadiya-17 Food Truck, which offers a casual option for dinner under the stars. Guests will also love the range of activities on offer, including a complimentary spa treatment for those staying 4 nights or more.


Best for: Discerning travellers, ideal for both couples and families…

OBLU SELECT Sangeli enjoys a convenient location in the north-western Male Atoll and boasts an excellent reef with vibrant coral and marine life. Colourful and contemporary villas are set either on the beach or over the lagoon, and couples will love the seclusion offered by One Banyan Island, which is adults only by day. Complimentary features include a number of spa treatments, excursions, non-motorised watersports and an excellent kids club. Guests can also enjoy a range of exciting dining options, with speciality fine dining available as part of the all inclusive.


Best for: Keen snorkellers and divers…

OBLU NATURE Helengeli by SENTIDO is best known for it’s incredible house reef and channel diving just metres from the shore. Having undergone a renovation in 2023, the resort boasts a range of over-water and beach villas, including two bedroom options ideal for families. Guests can enjoy enhanced dining options, with a choice of three restaurants, along with an excellent selection of complimentary activities. A PADI Dive centre is also on hand to assist guests in exploring the many nearby dive sites.


Best for: Families and couples looking for a fun and laid-back island…

OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi is just 15 minutes from Male and is the ideal resort for families and couples looking for a straightforward, all inclusive escape. Rooms and villas are homely yet contemporary, and families will love the two bedroom units that come complete with bunk beds. Guests will enjoy the lively atmosphere of the resort’s main restaurant and bar, as well as the selection of shops and cafes along La Promenade, where items such as delicious pastries and wines can be purchased.

Don’t just dream about it… For further information about Colours of OBLU or a holiday to The Maldives, please call us on 01752 880 880 or email [email protected].

Tropic Breeze offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTOT 5500. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.


Jo Visits Anguilla

Anguilla is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, from long stretches of white sand to picture perfect crescent bays and secluded coves. The island is also a fantastic choice for those looking for a gastronomic getaway, with exceptional cuisine served across the island in tiny beach bars as well as exclusive restaurants.  It has been a while since any of the Tropic Breeze team have visited Anguilla, so in November 2023 Jo went out to re-discover this unique Caribbean destination.

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Recommended House Reefs

Are you looking to experience some of the most vibrant marine life the Maldives has to offer? Our travel specialists have snorkelled and dived extensively in the Maldives so that we can offer our clients honest recommendations based on our personal experience. With so many resorts in the Maldives to choose from, here is a small selection of resorts we feel stand out because of their excellent house reef.

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Kate and Jessie go Island Hopping

Travel Specialists Jessie and Kate have recently been on an island hopping trip that took them to Barbados and The Grenadines. It is easy to combine these two contrasting Caribbean destinations, allowing visitors to experience both the lively atmosphere of Barbados and the slow pace of life in the Grenadines. Once in The Grenadines, those wanting to experience more than one island can make use of an excellent local ferry service to explore further. We’ll hand you over to Kate to share the highlights of their trip and the hotels they visited…

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Jessica Discovers Dominica

Travel Specialist Jessica has recently visited Dominica, an unspoilt Caribbean gem. Located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica is a nature lover’s paradise. From towering mountain peaks and waterfalls to enchanting rivers and secluded beaches, the island’s scenery is varied and stunning. Despite being a fairly large island, Dominica is relatively untouched by tourism and is perfect for those looking to explore off the beaten track.

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Jessie Explores St Kitts & Nevis

Travel Specialist Jessie travelled to St Kitts and Nevis in October and spent some time exploring both islands, as well as visiting a selection of hotels. Separated by a 2km channel of water, St Kitts and Nevis work well as a twin centre destination, and either island can be easily combined with Antigua as part of an island hopping itinerary. Jessie was excited to visit these two intimate islands, both of which are an ideal choice for the Caribbean traveller looking to go a little off the beaten track. 

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Award Winning Luxury at Calabash Hotel

Calabash Hotel is a five star hotel in Grenada set within eight acres of lush tropical gardens beside the famous L’Anse Aux Epines beach. This family owned and managed hotel is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux group and offers the highest standards of service. Calabash Hotel is delighted to have been named Grenada’s Leading Boutique Hotel in the recent World Travel Awards, and they have also been named #2 Hotel in the Caribbean and Central America by Condé Nast Traveller’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Postcards from Barbados

O2 Beach Club & Spa and Sea Breeze Beach House offer luxurious all inclusive stays on the vibrant South Coast of Barbados. Both resorts are perfect for foodies, providing a different take to the traditional all inclusive with an excellent choice of a la carte restaurants. O2 Beach Club & Spa is a contemporary resort with a grown up beach club feel, where guests can enjoy premium drinks and gourmet menus with no additional supplements. Sea Breeze Beach House meanwhile is an intimate resort that offers laidback luxury, infused with traditional Bajan charm.

A Postcard from O2 Beach Club & Spa

Start your day in style! Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Elements Restaurant, accompanied by mimosas and stunning views of the ocean. After breakfast, you could take an hour or so to unwind on the beach on one of the memory foam sun loungers, before taking part in one of the resort’s ‘how to’ experiences. These unique classes include a variety of activities from making authentic Bajan fishcakes to learning how to wind-surf.

Guests have plenty of options when it comes to lunch, but we would highly recommend the shrimp tacos at Bluefin Beachside Grill. Guests can spend the afternoon relaxing by one of the resort’s two swimming pools, and perhaps also enjoy a cocktail from one of the swim-up bars. Or why not indulge in a spa treatment at the award winning Acqua Spa? The spa is the highest on the island, and boasts panoramic views over the ocean from its floor to ceiling windows. 

Why not start your evening with a glass of bubbles on Brisa Roof Deck, before heading up to Oro Restaurant. Oro serves a fine dining menu that fuses Caribbean and European cuisine, accompanied by stunning views from the 9th floor. After a luxurious dining experience, you will be ready to retire to the comfort of your suite. Guests can chose from Luxury Collection Suites in the adults only section of the hotel, or spacious Concierge Collection Suites.

A Postcard from Sea Breeze Beach House

A sumptuous buffet breakfast at Mahogany Lounge will set you up for a day of sun, sea and adventure at Sea Breeze Beach House. The resort boasts access to three pools and two beaches, but for those keen to do more than simply relax, there is varied activity schedule on offer. For example, on Friday morning you could take a stroll to Oistins’ Fish Market – famous for it’s fish fry on a Friday evening. Other popular morning pastimes include yoga and aqua aerobics.

With a choice of several dining experiences, guests are spoiled for choice. Why not head to De Rum Shop at lunchtime for a Bajan cutter – the island’s unique take on a sandwich! In the afternoon, try your hand at the complimentary non-motorised watersports offered, which includes paddleboarding and Hobie Cat sailing. For some relaxation, take a dip in one of the adults only whirlpool tubs, whilst enjoying the poolside drink service. And don’t forget to try the daily afternoon tea!

Tipsy on the Beach is the perfect spot for a beachside sundowner. For dinner, you might chose the elegantly casual Aqua Terra Restaurant, which serves particularly excellent seafood in an al fresco setting. Or you could try the romantic Cerulean Restaurant – the resort’s fine dining option. Finally, take some time to relax in your room or suite! From the colourful Classic Collection to the stunning Luxury Suites, there are options perfect for both families and couples.

At Tropic Breeze we specialise in using our personal knowledge of each hotel to offer the best recommendations based on our extensive experience of the Caribbean. If you would like further information on holidays to Barbados, please call us on 01752 880 880 or email [email protected]


Boutique Luxury with Coco Collection

What comes to mind when you picture a holiday to the Maldives? At Tropic Breeze, when we think of the Maldives we think of authentic island resorts that offer boutique luxury and showcase the natural beauty of the destination. A holiday to the Maldives is an opportunity to escape to a tropical paradise and enjoy genuine, warm hospitality. This is what Coco Collection has to offer across it’s two resorts – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi.

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Jessica’s St Lucia Trip Diary

Our travel specialist, Jessica, has just returned from St Lucia, a magical island renowned for its iconic volcanic peaks, The Pitons, its lush rainforests and blue-green waters teeming with sea life. During her trip, Jessica visited some of the beautiful resorts we offer but she also had a chance to take part in some of the activities offered on the island. She visited the sulphur springs with their mud baths, ‘flew’ through the  rainforest canopy on a zipwire, took a speedboat trip down the coast, and took a Segway tour along a nature trail where the guides shared their knowledge of the surrounding flora and fauna.

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Family fun in the Maldives

In recent years the Maldives has become increasingly popular as a family holiday destination, but what is it that attracts them? The calm, crystal clear waters are great for swimming and snorkelling and the beaches are powder white. Many resorts offer exceptional children’s clubs and entertainment programmes, allowing younger guests to experience a true Maldivian adventure. Younger travellers can enjoy exploring the marine life and can take part in arts and crafts, games and sports. Nearly all resorts also offer babysitting facilities, giving parents the chance to enjoy some downtime.

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Fushifaru Maldives

Located in the stunning Lhaviyani Atoll, just a 35-minute seaplane from the Velana International Airport, Fushifaru is nestled between a Marine Protected Area and three of the Maldives‘ most iconic dive sites. This makes the chic, boutique resort perfect for guests looking to dive into the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, or, as Fushifaru puts it: “discover life above and under the water line.” Guests can enjoy a true, authentic Maldivian experience, with outstanding hospitality, unforgettable dining experiences, luxury accommodation and breathtaking scenery. Are you searching for a private, serene hideaway on a paradise island? Then look no further. 

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Exploring Barbados with Jo & Katie

Tropic Breeze Founder Jo and Destinations Manager Katie, recently returned from a trip to Barbados. They were there to represent Tropic Breeze at a marketing event, but also made sure to find time to soak up the atmosphere of this incredible island! Barbados is a wonderful holiday destination, with a 60 mile coastline of white sand beach, picturesque fishing villages, friendly locals, gourmet cuisine and plenty to see and do. Katie and Jo couldn’t resist getting out to enjoy some of the island’s highlights.

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Island hopping across the Caribbean

The Caribbean is the perfect place for an island hopping holiday. By staying in more than one destination, you can experience a diverse range of landscapes and unique cultures in one holiday. Excited to see the stunning beaches of Antigua, but maybe the laid-back atmosphere of Nevis appeals? Or perhaps you want to stay at your favourite resort but also try a new destination for a completely different experience. Island hopping is the perfect opportunity for guests who want to see and experience all that the Caribbean has to offer, and we’ve put together a few itineraries below for inspiration.

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Recommended Resorts for Solo Travellers

Travelling solo on your next holiday? We offer a fantastic range of resorts in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean that are the perfect fit for single travellers looking for their own slice of paradise. Forget the romantic resorts popular with honeymooners the hotels bustling with busy families – we can find a resort that caters to you. Are you looking for some peace and quiet on a private, postcard island? Or perhaps an activity-packed itinerary from diving to yoga? When it’s just yourself, you can do whatever you like! And below we’ve gathered a choice of resorts eager to let you do just that.

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Kate’s Trip to Antigua

Our Travel Specialist Kate has just returned from a fantastic trip to Antigua! She stayed at two wonderful resorts, Blue Waters Resort & Spa and Curtain Bluff, and dived headfirst into a host of exciting activities all over the island. This was Kate’s first visit to Antigua, and she was blown away by the hospitality, not to mention the outstanding beauty of the sugar-soft beaches! It’s clear to see why Antigua is such a popular destination, with so much to see, do, and experience.

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Your dream Seychelles itinerary

The Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, is one of the most luxurious tropical destinations on offer. Sugar soft, white sand beaches combined with the iconic granite boulders provide the perfect backdrop to your holiday. There are plenty of wonderful places to relax and enjoy the brilliant Seychellois sun, but there are also excellent activities and incredible excursions to be experienced. Not sure where to start? We’ve created a suggested itinerary below, complete with luxury resorts, postcard beaches, and extraordinary experiences.

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Diving in the Maldives

Many of us at Tropic Breeze are avid divers. Our founder, Jo, is straight into the water at any chance she gets! We therefore understand the value of a memorable dive, and the wonders of seeing so much colourful sea life up close. But where are some of the best places to dive? The Great Barrier Reef in Australia? Or the Red Sea in Egypt? At Tropic Breeze we believe some of the best diving spots in the world can be found in the Maldives.

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Luxury golf holidays to Mauritius

What’s the first place you think about when you imagine your perfect golfing holiday? The historical Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland, or the rugged coastline of Pebble Beach in California? Perhaps not as well-known as its American or European counterparts, Mauritius is a tropical island destination that is perfect for lovers of golf. Mauritius is a postcard destination that offers tropical temperatures, beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and yes, challenging and engaging golf courses! From stunning links in the heart of nature with emerald greens to breath-taking drives with unobscured views of the Indian Ocean, any golf lover is sure to find their perfect game in Mauritius.

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What’s going on in the Caribbean this summer?

Looking to immerse yourself in authentic Caribbean culture this summer? The Caribbean is home to dozens of events and festivals, including live concerts, dance shows, art events, competitions, parades and food fairs. Many events are steeped in history, and in years past have attracted celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rhianna and Elton John – to name a few! Anyone who participates in any one of these vibrant events is certain to remember it for the rest of their life. And if you can’t make it this summer, why not plan ahead for next year?

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Caribbean Twin Centres

The Caribbean is an incredible tropical destination with so much to offer. Postcard beaches and clear cobalt waters. Award-winning resorts boasting high-end luxury or boutique hotels offering a chance to sample the lively local culture. Perhaps you want both an indulgent stay at a high-end establishment, but also to experience something a little more off the beaten track. Why not do both? Why not combine a stay at two different hotels on the same island – relax at one resort and soak up the atmosphere before moving on to another offering something completely different.

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Tropic Picks

Here at Tropic Breeze, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of the Caribbean, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles. It’s exactly this knowledge that helps us find you the perfect luxury holiday. But we didn’t get all this knowhow from just reading reviews and looking at nice pictures… we have been there!

One of the Tropic Breeze team has visited each of the resorts we feature on our website. This helps us to ensure we can match the right hotel to the right client, and allows us to find out everything there is to know about the location. What are the beaches like? Where are the best local restaurants? How do we book activities and excursions? No matter what the query, we have the answer thanks to our hardworking, passionate team members.

As holiday experts, the Tropic Breeze Team have a keen sense for luxury and leisure, so it takes a resort of the highest standard to catch their eye. Let’s take a look at some of the Tropic Picks from our sales team: Jess, Jessie, Kate and Trish.

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Discover the wild world of the Seychelles

The Seychelles is a popular luxury holiday destination. The islands offer fantastic resorts, the local hospitality is unlike anywhere else, the culture is lively, engaging and welcoming, and the beauty of the sun and the sand is enough to draw in tourists from all over the world. But, these islands are more than just a holiday. They are a bountiful haven for wildlife and nature too!

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Yoga? Yes please!

Are you feeling stressed? Burnt out? Like there’s a heavy weight on your shoulders? In our busy and bustling world, it can be easy to be swept away in work, responsibilities, obligations, or relationships till you feel as if you’re lost at sea without a paddle… But if you just keep swimming, you might find the turquoise seas, the gentle waves, and the sparkling sea life of Mauritius, a paradise island where you can forget your troubles, connect with nature, and heal your mind.

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Maldivian Hideaways

The mysterious Maldives… with over 1,000 tropical green gems in a lush turquoise sea, it’s no wonder there are so many untouched, pristine, secluded islands, waiting to be discovered. Sailing over Male by seaplane, or cruising through the crashing waves by boat, with breathtaking views and panoramic vistas all around, is like beginning your own Robinson Crusoe adventure.

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Marvellous Mauritius Excursions

So, we all know that Mauritius is a tropical paradise. The powder white sand beaches, the lush and dense jungles, the deep blues and turquoises of the Indian Ocean, the incredible fauna and wildlife as if from a storybook – the list goes on. Visiting the island of Mauritius can be like visiting another world, untouched, blissful and the perfect location for a holiday!

But it’s not all just relaxation and luxury living. In Mauritius, there is so much to do! If you find the time to peel yourself away from your sunbed or crawl out of the spa with your skin glowing, check out the guided excursions available to book as part of your holiday through our local agents, Mautourco. From deep sea diving to ATV driving, and historic tours to exciting wildlife safaris, it’s the first stop on your next Mauritian adventure!

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Paradise Praslin Island

When General Gordon of Khartoum, a famed 19th century British officer, first found the isolated island of Praslin in the Seychelles archipelago, he claimed he had at last found the Garden of Eden. Those lucky enough to travel to this tropical paradise would be quick to agree. Praslin is a deep green jungle covered haven surrounded by the best beaches in the world. The sun, sea and sand are a big draw, but you’ll also find botanical curiosities, rare birdlife and the gentle pace of traditional Seychellois island life waiting at every turn.

One of the Seychelles’ most popular destinations, Praslin is home to stunning natural beauty and intimate hotels and resorts.

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Retreat to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is an intimate resort located on its own tiny island in the North Male Atoll, Maldives. This picture-perfect tropical island, complete with white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, offers luxurious accommodation and the perfect setting for a tranquil, relaxing escape.

Don’t just dream about it….for further information or to book your holiday to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, please call us on 01752 880 880, or email [email protected].

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