For luxury on a budget, jet away...to the UK!
My wife and I would like to escape for a few days of luxury.
With the pound so weak, where can we go that will give the feeling of ‘getting away from it all’ without leaving the UK?
Mark, by email
Northern Ireland is a short no-frills flight from mainland Britain – but you definitely have that feeling of getting away while not losing out to unfavourable currency rates.
For a luxury stay in Northern Ireland, try the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, pictured
If you’re into golf, it also offers some of the best UK golf resorts. For luxury, stay at the Lough Erne Resort (lougherneresort.com) in County Fermanagh.
Nestling on a 600-acre peninsula, the resort offers everything you could want – the 36-hole golf experience on The Faldo and Castle Hume courses, The Thai Spa and the Catalina Restaurant. Bed-and-breakfast accommodation costs from £110 a night.
Are there any special deals on Caribbean cruises early in the New Year?
Kate, by email
Mail On Sunday Travel Editor Frank Barrett, pictured
Royal Caribbean (royal caribbean.co.uk, 0844 493 4005) has places on its seven-night round-trip Western Caribbean holiday on Harmony of the Seas from January 6 to 13, 2018, sailing from Fort Lauderdale.
An interior stateroom starts at £1,669 per person, including return flights from Heathrow.
I’d like to treat my partner to a pre-Christmas trip to Rome for under £200pp. Do you have any ideas?
David, by email
Four nights’ B&B at the four-star Hotel Archimede in Rome, flying from Gatwick on December 12, costs from £170pp with Loveholidays (loveholidays.com, 0203 870 6844).