Do you know of the Caribbean island where you find the beach over which planes land just above the tourists heads’? If you have that image in mind you can give this island a name now (if you don’t already know it). I’m talking about St. Martin, but of course your hotel will not be at that beach with planes scraping your heads. However this is actually a very popular tourist attraction. You can even find a time table that tells you when the next plane is due. So, if you’d want to see something spectacular like this and are in need of some serious Caribbean relaxation then combine both and check out this deal I found on Expedia.ie!

Fly from Dublin via New York to St. Martin (or Sint Maarten, as it is also called). I was looking for a budget accommodation, however didn’t want to suggest just any little place. So I came across this quirky and artsy hotel: You’ll stay at the 3-star Azure Hotel and Art Studio (97% on Tripadvisor), which beside its fantastic guests’ rating has also been awarded with a Certificate of Excellence. You will be accommodated in the Caribbean Suite, which is equipped with wifi, a kitchenette and air conditioning. The hotel is set very close to the airport, so you can actually walk there… However in the reviews you read nothing about a noisy airport. It’s quite the opposite, guests are loving the great location of this hotel. And it really is fantastic because with one step out of your hotel you find yourself on the fine white sand beach with palm trees lining up next to you. It is simply gorgeous! Go for a swim in the crystal clear ocean and enjoy the Caribbean feeling. The owner of the hotel will make sure you won’t be missing any comfort and will be happy to give some advice on where to go out for food or drinks. Since the hotel has its art gallery be sure to meet some interesting people and there is always somebody to talk to. So this holiday is also suitable for singles, because you can decide to keep to yourself or chat to art fans and enthusiastic tourists (Simply change the options to one traveller).

Palm tree hanging over stunning lagoon

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