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'I've always been a bit of an action man'

Ash Bolton

...dream since I was a little kid, as I always wanted to go on missions," said the father of two. One such humanitarian mission saw him visit the Caribbean island of St Martin in 1998 at the age of 20 - after Hurricane Mitch struck. He said: "It



Sustainable travel

Andrew Forbes

...he could help his wider family and save a little too. The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with the Republic of Haiti - one Caribbean island yet two very different nations. The Dominican Republic has focused on creating a stable, ... investment-friendly economy which has wholeheartedly embraced tourism. The World Travel & Tourism Council suggests that foreign visitors contribute up to 17.2 per cent to the economy, which is one of the biggest and fastest growing in the Caribbean. Yet it's neighbour ... impossible to escape the problem of rubbish and litter. It's the most visited country in the Caribbean, and despite having a waste collection infrastructure, I saw disturbing amounts of waste, including plastic, dumped by the sides of the roads. Being an





Fisherman's tavern is right by the boardwalk leading to the shell island of Fadiouth. Wide selection of fish, seafood and traditional Senegalese cuisine. Chez Rasta, Lagune de la Somone, Saly Here the Caribbean and Africa collide



Invader birds


Caribbean image that these birds have brought with them; it might be very bright and cheerful for a while, but ask the residents who have to put up with them day after day. And that’s all without mentioning the spread of disease and the financial risk if



Sky Princess debuts in Malaga

Andrew Forbes through interactive screens throughout the liner; and personalise their experiences on board. Sky Princess is now crossing the Atlantic on a repositioning cruise, ready for its winter itineraries in the Caribbean. More information -


What to do

The Film Symphony Orchestra arrives in Andalucía

Tony Bryant

...popular Hollywood movies of the last few decades, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic World, Star Wars, Back to the Future and Willow. The orchestra will perform just four dates in Andalucía, the first of which will be at the Príncipe



The insider guide to Havana

Andrew Forbes and residential district, the hotel’s position on a small hill means visitors have superb views across the city, bay and the Caribbean. Hotel Nacional de Cuba is a national monument, but I can’t help but feel it has become a bit of pastiche of its



Havana turns 500

Andrew Forbes

Caribbean metropolis. From the guest room window, I had a privileged perspective of La Habana Viaja, the Unesco World Heritage historical centre of Cuba’s sprawling maritime capital. The warm tropical breeze carried up to the window the smell of motorbike ... hurricanes that sweep across the Caribbean. On first impression, the dereliction and decay of Old Havana lends the city a weathered beauty. An exotic, romantic atmosphere that is amplified by the classic cars, and the sounds of Cuban tunes and rhythms ... day here with breakfast in the Confluencias restaurant, with the Caribbean sunlight bouncing off the mirrors and crystal chandeliers, I had found it hard to imagine that I was staying in a Communist country that rationed food to residents. The generous



The culinary magic of a good tomato 'sofrito'


(Brazil, Antilles and Caribbean, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina ...). Although umami was not defined until 1909 by the Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda, the ability of glutamate and other amino acids, present in many foods, to enhance and harmonise the



Balearic bliss

Andrew Forbes

...reached for a day trip from Ibiza on the regular ferry. In summer its white sandy beaches, sheltered bays and shallow waters look like a scene from the Caribbean. The Formentera crowd is a mix of day-trippers, bohemian holidaymakers and the


What to do

Cuban cabaret comes to life in Malaga

Antonio Javier López

...the city, at the Cortijo de Torres fairground, for five weeks. The show brings together 36 Caribbean performers. "This is a story that proves that if we're united, we can achieve our goals. In life, if you fight for something together, you can ... Caribbean island. Tickets for a show exclusively for SUR readers on 24 May, 7pm, are available from Oferplan.



Reinventing the all-inclusive

Andrew Forbes

...trees. A. Forbes This was my first time visiting the Dominican Republic, one of the more than two dozen nations that make up the Caribbean archipelagos of hundreds of islands. This is a Spanish-speaking Caribbean country that together with its neighbour, ... the French Creole-speaking Republic of Haiti, shares Hispaniola - the Spanish island, so called following the arrival of navigator and colonist Christopher Columbus in 1492. It's the second biggest, and most populous island in the Caribbean. Punta ... Cana I was staying at the newly re-opened Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar hotel, one of the finest complexes in the tourist destination of Punta Cana, on the island's hugely popular Bavaro Beach - an attractive Caribbean scene of white sand, azure sea and



The Directory: Caribbean all-inclusive resorts

Andrew Forbes

Costa Mujeres (Mexico) TRS Coral Hotel Costa Mujeres is a few hours south east of the bohemian coastal enclave of Holbox, and about 30 minutes drive north from Cancún on Mexico's Caribbean coast. It's a more tranquil alternative to Cancún's ... the World' property with a Caribbean beach of white coral sand, is raising the bar for all-inclusive in the Caribbean. Guests not only have access to the hotel's exclusive à la carte bars and restaurants, but also to all the facilities, services and ... for visitors looking for Caribbean resorts close to upscale boutiques, restaurants and a lively nightlife. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancún is an adults-only 'sensorial lifestyle resort', where everything has been designed to indulge the senses, from



Royal Caribbean unveils its first vessel for the Chinese market in Malaga

Pilar Martínez

Cruise line Royal Caribbean chose Malaga this week to unveil its first ship dedicated to the lucrative Asian market. Spectrum of the Seas will be based in Shanghai and recently left a German shipbuilders for the long journey to China. The cruise ... Spain for Royal Caribbean, Sergio Arévalo, and the head of Malaga port, Carlos Rubio. “Both the port and the city of Malaga are key for Royal Caribbean, which is why we’ve decided to unveil our new ships to the world here, as we did last year with



Royal Caribbean to unveil new Spectrum of the Seas liner in Malaga

Pilar Martínez

Cruise company, Royal Caribbean, has chosen Malaga as the first stop for its new liner, Spectrum of the Seas, which will dock in the city's port on 16 April straight from German shipbuilders, Meyer Werft. The company is promoting this latest ... addition, which will be in the city during Holy Week, as the most technologically advanced yet in its fleet. In recent years Royal Caribbean has chosen Malaga as first port for new ships and last year it hosted Symphony of the Seas, the largest ever built



The peak cruising season will bring around 180,000 passengers to Malaga

Pilar Martínez

...the first time, including Royal Caribbean's new 'Spectrum of the Seas', for whom Malaga will be the first stop after leaving the shipyard. This giant of the seas will arrive on 16 April, during Holy Week. Another landmark this season will be the



Ten of the best winter escapes

Andrew Forbes

The Caribbean remains the perennial choice for a winter escape; and if you fancy spicing things up a little then take advantage of the low-cost flights, from Spanish hubs like Madrid, to Cuba, the island home of salsa. Here visitors can stay with a



Winter breaks, the insider guide

Andrew Forbes the Caribbean? For an authentic travel experience, it has to be Cuba. Kempinski's new hotel captures the romance of Old Havana. Its fabulous roof terrace is not to be missed. CYPRUS: Cyprus is one of the warmest islands in the Mediterranean



A tiny, but unwelcome visitor turns up in Marbella


...places and just have not been sighted," added the biologist. The electric ant normally lives in warm, humid climates, like those found in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific islands and northeast Australia. They are often found around coffee and cocoa



A primitive plant form

Denise Bush

Caribbean by Charles Plumier, a French monk and botanist, between 1689 and 1695. Known as the King's Botanist, his name was later given to the Frangipani genus, Plumeria. Pereskia grandiflora var. violacea is a shrub or small tree which forms a rounded



A dose of nostalgia at the Starlite Festival


Marbella. Some things just don't change. Sting arrived at Marbella's Starlite Festival with his glowing grin fully intact, and with an array of timeless classics to thrill his audience, while London band Jamiroquai inspired with much the same energy



"It's tough being a black female in the music industry"


After years as a backing singer for huge bands like Blur and musical artists like Andrea Bocelli, the British singer of Caribbean heritage found her own voice and captured it on her masterful debut album, You & I (2016). As part of the Terral festival,



Follow the money

Peter Edgerton

...until after they've ground out a soul-sapping goalless draw against the mighty Tunisia next week before placing a bet, because the odds will surely be quickly revised to such an extent that a tenner wager would allow you to buy a small Caribbean island



The long and complex history of sangría


...lemon and red wine”. This meaning stood for decades in Mexico and other Spanish-American countries, probably due to the Caribbean influence, but strangely in Spain, there is no previous mention to 1800, except for “sangrías de vino tinto” served at the



A sea giant, unveiled in Malaga

Pilar Martínez

Caribbean cruise line, around 350 journalists from all over the world, travel agents and tour operators. The inauguration day began early when the ship anchored in Malaga at 6am, having travelled from the Saint Nazaire shipyards in France. There was a ... were particularly surprised by the Easter processions and the unique ambience of Malaga at this time of year. The focus of all attention Malaga became the focus of attention for everybody in the cruising world when Royal Caribbean chose the port ... will be returning in October. Royal Caribbean’s general director for the Eurozone, and associate vice-president of the company, Belén Wangüemert, said the firm is working with the Malaga authorities on new projects for the city. “We always work



Malaga gears up for presentation of world's biggest cruise ship

Pilar Martínez

Malaga is preparing to welcome the latest sea giant, the cruise ship Symphony of the Seas. The latest addition to Royal Caribbean's fleet, with a capacity of over 6,700 passengers, will be in the city on Tuesday for its international presentation.



Malaga port to build marina for super yachts

Ignacio LILLO

...investors who see Malaga as one of the major port cities for leisure traffic connecting the Mediterranean with the Caribbean. The new berths will be able to accommodate up to 40 boats between 30 and 100 metres in length and up to 20 metres in height. The



Malaga to welcome new 'world's largest cruise ship' on March 27


Malaga will host the worldwide presentation of the new cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, the latest launched by Royal Caribbean. It is the world's largest and the company is due to officially unveil the ship to international travel agents and ... nights on its maiden trip, promises to be even more impressive than the other giant ships owned by Royal Caribbean. The vessel will have innovative leisure facilities, such as the highest slide on a ship, at ten stories high, a surfing simulator, a ... Malaga will become the only city in the world that has welcomed all four of the Oasis class mega ships owned by Royal Caribbean. The vessel is five times the size of the Titanic by volume, at 362 metres long, and has a weight of 227,000 tons. It has the



Dining, singing and dancing to help local charities


International Club Estepona A busy month of activities February was the month for the mayhem of carnival and ICE joined in by wearing the brightest beachwear and garlands and celebrating with a Caribbean carnival supper. The meal was followed



Miami vibe

Andrew Forbes

Afro-Caribbean culture and flavours. Wynwood, once known as El Barrio, was settled by Puerto Rican immigrants. It has evolved into a centre for art with both established and pop-up galleries; and is renowned for its Wynwood Walls street art park. The ... across the Caribbean and South America, including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina and central American countries. For me, this makes Miami special. It is a captivating mix of the American continents. There is ... the striking all-American architecture, from Art Deco to glistening skyscrapers; the Caribbean-style beaches lined with swaying palms; and the day-to-day life of the city that conveys an undeniable Latin vibe. Music from the Americas is everywhere for



Miami, the insider guide

Andrew Forbes

STAY: The Meridian Hotel Close to the buzz of the iconic Ocean Drive, South Beach, yet within the authentic, quieter residential district of 'SoFi', this new budget hotel offers a cool Miami vibe with its brilliant white, mid-century architectura



A place to make music in a crazy world

sur in english

...and then lived in the Caribbean as a young boy before moving to London at the age of ten as his father worked for Cable and Wireless as a member of their foreign staff. He has also lived in France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland, where he met Simona.



The galleon Andalucía open for visitors in La Línea this weekend


The ship is a replica of a Spanish galleon which for over three centuries traversed the Caribbean, the Atlantic and the Pacific, uniting continents and cultures and transporting fantastic merchandise from all corners of the globe. This 55-metre ... and seas around the world, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Chinese Sea, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. It recently returned to Spain from the United States and Canada, where it had visited the entire east coast, the Great Lakes



Bermuda, the insider guide

Andrew Forbes

Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory, is an Atlantic archipelago of sub-tropical islands famous for beaches of fine, coral-pink sand and clear azure waters - and plenty of British colonial charm. STAY: Rosedon Hotel This quintessentially Ber