Bed and breakfasts

Jamaica’s best beach hotels and accommodation on a budget

March 20, 2013

The Rockhouse, West End, Negril If you’re after the cliff-edge drama of the West End, but don’t fancy slumming it, the Rockhouse is probably for you. Some of the West End’s most upmarket hotels are so antiseptic and uptight you’d hardly know you were in Jamaica, but the Rockhouse has managed to combine modern boutique […]

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Florida’s best beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

February 13, 2013

The Sunshine State has more than 600 miles of beaches, some of them regarded among the best in the world. Whether you’re catching Atlantic Ocean waves on Florida’s East Coast or slipping your toes into the powdery white sand of one of the Gulf Coast barrier islands along the west, here’s our pick of the […]

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Australia’s best beach accommodation on a budget: west coast

February 5, 2013

Kooljaman camp, Cape Leveque, Kimberley To the far north of Western Australia, adventure awaits at Cape Leveque. Around 220km from Broome, Kooljaman is an award-winning camp owned by the Aboriginal communities of One Arm Point and Djarindjin. Getting there is an experience itself with the easiest choice (albeit most expensive) to fly into the camp’s […]

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Australia’s best beach accommodation on a budget: NSW coast

October 31, 2012

Lennox Head Bed & Breakfast, Lennox Head A rustic family home-cum-guesthouse in the hugely popular beach location of Lennox Head. The mellow neighbour to the often manic Byron Bay, it is populated by happy surfers, bohemian families and sea changers from Sydney, and has a cluster of excellent coffee spots and restaurants – try Quattro […]

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Brittany’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

July 18, 2012

Villa Tri Men/Hôtel du Bac, Sainte-Marine Originally a grand holiday home and now a boutique hotel, the Villa Tri Men sits elegantly on a leafy peninsula in the pretty fishing village of Sainte-Marine, 16 miles from Quimper. Most of its 20 bedrooms look across the harbour and the Odet estuary towards the fashionable resort of […]

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The Côte d’Azur’s top 10 beach hotels and Bamp;Bs on a budget

June 8, 2012

This selection of budget-priced hotels takes you along the beaches and resorts of the Côte d’Azur, from Toulon to Menton and the border with Italy. While rates will rise steeply in July and August, the Riviera can still be an affordable destination. All prices quoted are for off-peak season, including breakfast (unless stated) and Wi-Fi. […]

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East Caribbean’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

February 22, 2012

Hummingbird Beach Resort, St Lucia Unfussy, wallet-friendly and convivial – this inn is ideally positioned on the beach in Soufrière, St Lucia’s largest west coast settlement. This quiet town is the heart and soul of the country, with a smattering of colonial-era buildings scattered in the centre and a lively seafront. At the northern end […]

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Thailand’s top 10 beach hotels and places to stay on a budget

January 16, 2012

Sai Thong Resort, Koh Tao While the nearby gulf islands of Samui and Phangan have been long-term draws for beach-loving travellers, the smaller Koh Tao has only recently emerged as one of Thailand’s headline destinations. Primarily Tao is famed for its diving – shallow waters, easy currents, epic corals and whale sharks pull in the […]

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