Nestled in the Caribbean archipelago, south of Anguilla, St Martin is 37 square miles of beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes. It is possible to drive round the island in about 90 minutes, but there are so many places you could stop to swim in the sea and lie on the beach that you would need… Read More The top 5 beaches in St Martin
On my recent trip to Saint Martin, I flew London to Madrid, spent a night at the airport Crowne Plaza and then flew to Miami with Iberia. The flights to and from St Martin were with American on one of their Boeing 737 aircraft. We were booked into what they call the “First Class” cabin,… Read More lAAsAAgne twice on our flights between MIA and SXM
One of the things that St Martin / Sint Maarten is most famous for is the legendary Maho Beach. Located at the west end of the runway at the Princess Juiliana International Airport, it is renowned for the very low flying aircraft over the beach and the jet wash from departing aircraft. The one and… Read More Nothing plain about this plane beach
St Martin does not have a wide range of well-known hotels on the island, and I was keen that we stayed on the French side so when I was researching the trip I was drawn to the Mercure St Martin Marina and Spa. I have a Le Club Accor Gold card through this little trick… Read More Review: Mercure St Martin Marina and Spa
We arrived into Miami about 30 minutes ahead of the published schedule which was good because the connection time was on the short side of comfortable. Whilst I was confident that American would look after us in the case of a miss connect, and they would not have sold me the ticket if it did… Read More Mamma MIA – what a connection!
Having arrived from the lounge, we boarded the plane and settled into our separate cabins. There was an amenities bag on the seat which was full of goodies. I was particularly impressed with the little shoe bag that meant I was able to take my boots and socks off and put them in the bag… Read More Review: Iberia Business Class A340 MAD-MIA
Having spent the night at the Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport, we took the free shuttle round to the terminal and found the Business Class check-in desks. I was pleased that there were so many and that they were actually staffed. We didn’t need to check bags in, but had to print out boarding passes as… Read More Review: Iberia Lounge at Madrid T4S
I stayed at the Crowne Plaza last summer when I was on my wide-bodied jet tour with my Mum and was really impressed. When I knew that I would be in Madrid overnight this trip, I booked the hotel again. We had been offered an upgrade to a suite last time, but we declined as… Read More Review: Crowne Plaza Madrid Airport (again!)
I spend last summer marking exam papers, and the reward is being able to go on a week’s holiday to the Caribbean in half term. Clearly, this is a fantastic opportunity for my wife and I to practice our French by visiting a French Island, and it will be nice to relax on a beach,… Read More Can someone tell Iberia what a meal is?!
Last February, I had an excellent week skiing in Auron, about 80km north of Nice. I learnt to ski in the highlands of Scotland, mainly on Wednesday afternoons at school. We were fortunate to have teachers who loved skiing and the willingness to organise these ski trips for a hundred 7-13 year olds. I remember… Read More MisterAirmiles guide to 36 hours in Auron