Scotland hotel review – Cameron House, Loch Lomond

Linda Jackson reckons finding another hotel which can match the facilities offered at Cameron House, Loch Lomond – a huge variety of outdoor pursuits, stylish accommodation, a luxury spa, superb golf, a spectacular location and truly outstanding service – will not be easy

Before even arriving at Cameron House, Loch Lomond, I admit to already having a number of plus points on my mental list to be included in my hotel review of the luxury Scotland five-star resort…if they lived up to expectation that is. The plus points were: lots of activities, a spa complex and leisure club, two golf courses, and (being set right on the banks of Loch Lomond) definitely location, location, location. My weekend break in Scotland, on paper at least, looked very promising.

Cameron House hotel review by Linda Jackson Travel Writer

Guests arriving at Cameron House, Loch Lomond

The reality on arrival did not disappoint. The weather was cold but kind, the air clean and clear, the Loch very still, and the view stretching across it just wonderful. How nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and arrive at a luxury hotel in the middle of the peaceful Scottish countryside, yet just an easy 20/30-minute drive or taxi-ride (15 miles) from Glasgow Airport. How convenient is that, especially when nipping away for a short luxury break in Scotland – the shorter the break the more important the hotel’s proximity to the airport or railway station is. Even flying or arriving by train via Edinburgh, the journey to Cameron House takes around 1hour 15minutes by car – it’s only 64 miles away.

Read the full Cameron House, Loch Lomond, hotel review written by Linda Jackson >>

Caribbean hotel review – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis

Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is one of the most friendliest hotels I’ve ever stayed in, it’s home-from-home accommodation with the bonus of happy staff who have been with this comfortable Caribbean hotel for years. Believe me, within a day you’ll feel part of the Nisbet “family”.

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Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Nevis, Caribbean

Nevis, Nisbet and Horatio Nelson

Small but perfectly formed (36 square miles) Nevis is somehow different to other Caribbean islands, even to its sister island St Kitts which is just a short ferry ride away. It’s the “real” Caribbean – the Caribbean at its best… unspoilt, friendly, peaceful, no mass tourism, scenic, and with deserted roads perfect for exploring sleepy villages by bike.

Nisbet Plantation sits in 30 acres of tropical grounds with towering palm trees and a vast sprawling lawn which leads down to the resort’s lovely white sand beach and adjacent swimming pool. Nisbet is where Captain Horatio Nelson met “Fanny” Nisbet, his wife to be, in the late-1700’s, when the now resort was a plantation house family home.

Check out the fun HAPPY video filmed on location in Nevis >>

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The Jamaica White Witch… alluring, pleasurable, wicked

Bob Marley and the White Witch have Jamaica in common

Generally it’s either the Bob Marley connection or some negative incident that draws media attention to Jamaica, an occurrence that might go practically unnoticed in Europe or America.

Great golf around Montego Bay

The White Witch golf course, Jamaica

Never is Jamaica being headlined as a great golf destination but, after four visits to the island, I am in no doubt that it should be at the top of every golfer’s ‘must play’ destinations list. In reality, Jamaica is a captivating lush mountainous island where you’ll find some of the friendliest and laid-back people in the Caribbean, elegant accommodation, myriad activities, and a cluster of top-notch golf courses that are a pleasure and challenge to play – positively wicked at times.

Good Caribbean golf courses

Great golf around Montego Bay, Jamaica, Caribbean

Great Jamaica golf courses

There are many golf courses in Jamaica, but the joy of playing the surprising little cluster of impressive golf courses located in a classy area of Montego Bay is that all three of them are within about 10-15 minutes’ drive from each other.  And they, together with a selection of luxury hotels, are all just a short drive from Donald Sangster International Airport – so no long distance airport-hotel transfers involved.

Read the published full article about golf in Jamaica written by Travel Writer Linda Jackson >>

Caribbean hotel review – Ottley’s Plantation Inn, St Kitts

Elegant accommodation and a serene luxury retreat in St Kitts at the foot of Mt Liamuiga

Arriving at Ottley’s Plantation Inn in St Kitts is memorable, the long sweeping drive below the hillside colonial plantation house winds through the tranquil and well-maintained tropical gardens. It’s impressive.

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Ottley’s Plantation Inn, St Kitts, Caribbean

Ottley’s is an idyllic Caribbean hideaway where you can escape from the stress and strains of work or bustling city life. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, luxury Caribbean accommodation plus wonderful views – and you’re bit of a gourmand – you should love this comfortable classy hotel in St Kitts.

For a Caribbean wedding it’s a beautiful venue, for a Caribbean honeymoon… a romantic paradise.

Follow this link to read the full hotel review of this Caribbean hotel – Ottley’s Plantation Inn >>

50 Shades of Grey? No… Try 50 Shades of Scotland instead

Scotland in colour

There’s certainly nothing grey about Scotland. You’ve just got to experience for yourself the vibrant sunsets and pastel sunrises, the orange hues of autumn, the vast pale blue skies, the winter whites of the Highlands and you’ll be captivated for life – guaranteed.

Scotland sunset Image ©Linda Jackson

Nature’s sunset display in Scotland

Seeing the blue sky and white clouds mirrored in deep, dark blue lochs is breathtaking, golf on the lush green fairways of Scotland’s world-famous golf courses is enticing, and the orange flickering flames of a roaring log fire in a huge inglenook fireplace so very welcoming.

Enjoy a wee dram of Scottish whisky gleaming gold in the candlelight, the swirling of colourful tartan kilts and dresses during an evening of Scottish dancing, the stark contrast of a foraging squirrel wearing its rich red chestnut-coloured coat scurrying across pristine Persil-white snow, and a bird’s eye view of the green bonnie banks of Loch Lomond from the quirky custard yellow seaplane based at Cameron House.

Cameron House luxury hotel activities

Get a bird’s eye view of Loch Lomond – flights from Cameron House

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Caribbean mountain biking tours – Barbados

Barbados guided biking tours & Caribbean cycling holiday packages

Renting a mountain bike in Barbados is a fantastic way to discover “hidden” Barbados and experience “real” Bajan island culture.

There are daily bike tours to choose from… either three- or six-hour biking tours, as well as great value mountain biking holiday packages.

Discover hidden Barbados by bike with Trailseekers Barbados

Mountain biking in Barbados, Caribbean

TRAILSEEKERS offer a choice of daily mountain bike tours in Barbados – popular three-hour coastline mountain bike tours, three-hour cross-country mountain bike tours, and full day (six hours) Barbados island mountain bike tours.

Caribbean mountain bike excursions from cruise ships, daily bike tours, and Barbados biking vacations

Find out more about these fun mountain biking tours in Barbados here >>

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