Southend is England’s top resort… for dodging rain

Southend is England’s top resort… for dodging rain: Essex town is driest with just eight wet days a month (while Bournemouth gets the most rainfall) Surprising figures show the driest seaside town in England is Southend-on-Sea  The resort with the highest amount of rainfall is Bournemouth on Dorset coast  Experts think the Essex town could … Read more

Finland’s Kivijarvi Resort cabin that’s raised off the ground so guests feel detached from worries

Architects have taken the concept of a cosy cabin in the woods to new heights. This chic black-painted cabin near the Salamajarvi National Park in Finland is elevated on a single column, with the idea, say the designers, to help those inside ‘feel immediately detached from everyday worries happening on the ground’. Inside there is … Read more

Morecambe’s makeover: A TV drama – and major investment – is giving the Lancashire resort a lift

Once dubbed ‘The Naples of the North’, Morecambe was originally developed during the late 19th century to welcome millworkers from towns and cities in West Yorkshire and beyond. ‘Britain’s most modern and progressive resort’, was how a 1930s tourism poster described it.  ‘Morecambe has everything under the sun,’ another claimed. But as package holidays abroad … Read more

Amazing Hotels: BBC Two show visits St Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort

Behind the scenes in a Caribbean paradise: BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show reveals the hard work that goes into creating dream stays at St Lucia’s ‘lost city-style’ Jade Mountain resort Monica Galetti and Giles Coren go behind the scenes at the luxury hotel, where rooms cost up to £2,700pn  All 29 rooms have a private … Read more

BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show goes behind the scenes at St Lucia’s Jade Mountain resort

Behind the scenes in a Caribbean paradise: BBC Two’s Amazing Hotels show reveals the hard work that goes into creating dream stays at St Lucia’s ‘lost city-style’ Jade Mountain resort Monica Galetti and Giles Coren go behind the scenes at the luxury hotel, where rooms cost up to £2,700pn  All 29 rooms have a private … Read more

Daredevils leap over breakers as they run along floating platform at beach resort 

Riding the waves: Daredevils leap over breakers as they send huge ripples along floating bridge at beach resort Footage was captured at the Maliah Beach Club in Zorritos de Tumbes, Peru Pedestrians were filmed launching themselves into the air as ocean waves broke The newly-installed structure is 155 metres long and two metres wide By Raven … Read more

France coronavirus: British ‘gap-year students’ are quarantined at ski resort

A group of 26 British skiers is in isolation in a French resort after 16 tested positive for Covid. Villagers in the tiny commune of Vallorcine, in the Chamonix Valley, have branded the party ‘irresponsible’ for escaping UK Lockdown to go skiing. The Brits, described as gap-year students who paid £8,900 each for the 10-week … Read more

British husband claims hotel masseuse slept with his wife in TripAdvisor review of Caribbean resort

British husband claims hotel masseuse slept with his wife in TripAdvisor review of five-star Caribbean resort (but is it real?)  The man – identified only as Michael – alleged the masseuse ‘seduced’ his wife and ‘spent the night with her’ at the luxury hotel on the Turks and Caicos Islands In a one-star review, he … Read more

Matt Hancock is accused of mixed messaging saying pupils should be sent to classes as a last resort

Chaos over schools advice for parents: Matt Hancock is accused of mixed messaging after saying pupils should only be sent to classes as a last resort Confused messaging fuelling large numbers of children in school in lockdown A survey found attendance rates reached up to 60 per cent in some schools   Department for Education guidance … Read more

Avalanche flattens five homes at Russian ski resort amid fears children could be buried by snow 

Avalanche flattens five homes at Russian ski resort amid fears children could be buried by snow Six people have been found safe after an avalanche in Russia, reports say Area around Gora Otdelnaya ski resort in Norilskwas was hit at around 8.30pm The search and rescue operation covers an area of some 984 square feet … Read more