The best seafood restaurants in Plymouth, Devon

The last time I was in Plymouth was over thirty years ago, and I quietly dismissed it as a navy town with botched post-war architecture. Now the sailors have left, new developments are springing up... Read more

Resort Review: Silverlake, Dorset, England

A family-friendly holiday village that resembles a real village, with winding roads, grassy areas and little lakes. Silverlake is built on what was, from 1937 to 1946 RAF Warmwell, central to the war efforts and... Read more

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve, Portugal

The British have long had an affection for the Algarve, particularly the southern coast around Albufeira and Vilamoura. The long sandy beaches sit at the foot of rugged cliffs, and bathing is safe for all... Read more

Cook’s Club Ialysos, Rhodes, Greece

Cook’s Club Ialysos is the newest of 10 in the adult-only Cook’s Club family of resorts and the fourth in Greece. It is still just a youngster at barely six months old when I visit... Read more

Hotel Review: Mondrian Doha, Qatar

The 4-year old Mondrian hotel was designed by the iconic Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. If he intended to combine the fantastical dreaminess of Alice in Wonderland with an Arabian Nights vibe, then in my mind,... Read more

Merchants Manor Hotel, Falmouth, Cornwall

Originally built as a grand Queen Anne style manor house in 1913, this boutique hotel and spa in Falmouth is perfectly placed above the town and beaches. Formerly known as ‘Green Lawns’,  its new young... Read more