Coes Faen Spa Lodge, Barmouth

The end of October may not be the time of year that springs to mind when booking a trip to the seaside in Wales, but my brother-in-law was taking part in the Barmouth Beach Race so the family headed over for the weekend

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Santorini Guide – Part 2

Read Part 1 of my Santorini guide here!

Day 5

On the Sunday our friends who were staying on the island picked us up in their car and we drove over to Fabrica on Perivolos beach. I’d reserved sunbeds for us so we could just arrive and get straight to the all important business of relaxing!

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Santorini Guide – Part 1

We returned from our holiday to Santorini 3 weeks ago and I though it might be fun to show you what we got up to and where we went! Our aim for the week was to have a really chilled time, enjoy our lovely hotel and only do what we fancied – there were obviously more things that we could have done, which I will list as the end of part 2 of this post

It’s pretty long and photo heavy so stick with me and I hope you enjoy!

Day 1

We landed in Santorini at about 4pm local time, thankful for our private air conditioned transfer that drove us the 20 mins to Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel. I’ve written a seperate, more in depth post all about our hotel here so take a look!

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Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel, Santorini

When looking for a hotel in Santorini it’s very easy to get overwhelmed – so much choice and so many beautiful properties with whitewashed rooms, turquoise pools and sunset views, it’s hard to know where to start!

Usually opting to book each element of our holidays seperately – flights, hotel, transfers etc – for once we just wanted someone to do it all for us! We booked our trip through Kuoni and they arranged it all. We chose to stay at Sun Rocks in the quiet village of Firostefani, a small adults only Relais & Châteaux hotel with just 17 rooms and suites dotted along the hillside

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Catch Bar-Restaurant, Oia, Santorini

You may have heard that Oia is the best place to watch the sunset in Santorini. You may not have heard that at sunset the little town gets so busy you can hardly move and there’s a mad rush for buses when the sun has gone down as everyone tries to leave at the same time! Wanting to avoid the squash but still see the sunset, we booked a table for dinner at Catch

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Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux-Martillac

After booking our vineyard tour of Chateau d’Yquem in Sauternes, rather than argue over who was going to have to drive home later that day (thus having no more to drink – a waste of a trip to the area if you ask me!) we decided an overnight stay was in order

As usual my first priority was to find a restaurant for dinner and after a little search online settled on La Grand’Vigne (more on that in my next post…) which conveniently happened to be located at Les Sources de Caudalie, so where better to book a room for the night?

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