Friday, 17 July 2009 12:00 AM
If you or your significant other is a golfing enthusiast, you might want to consider looking into luxury golf holidays for your next getaway.
Golf holidays can offer the perfect combination of pure relaxation in the sun and a gently active pursuit to help while away the rest of the time.
You can expect to stay at a hotel that has its own free access to one or more golf courses, although packages are available that may include discounts on courses not associated with the hotel in question.
Typical golf holiday destinations include the island paradises of Mauritius and the rest of the Seychelles, as well as Greece, Spain, Dubai, Portugal and the Caribbean.
Mauritius golf holidays are particularly popular among travellers, thanks to the island's year-round temperate climate and luxurious golf hotels.
For example, the Beau Rivage to the east offers easy access to a sumptuous white sand beach and two nearby golf courses, and provides five-star villa-style accommodation with no fewer than four restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.
Meanwhile, the Constance Le Prince Maurice Hotel is perfect for those wanting to get away from the crowds that frequent Mauritius during busy tourist periods, thanks to its relatively remote location on the north-eastern coast. A stay at the resort allows guests to enjoy the Belle Mare Plage's pair of 18-hole championship golf courses.
Elsewhere, those looking into other Seychelles golf holidays might be tempted into a luxurious stay at the Constance Lemuria Resort of Praslin, which includes the Anse Kerlan, Petite Anse Kerlan and Anse Georgette beaches and has three challenging 18-hole championship golf courses to test your skills on.
Heading into the Middle East, Dubai golf holidays are a popular option for fans of the sport as a result of the area's reputation for top notch golf courses and tournaments.
The award-winning five-star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, for example, has its own nine-hole golf course, a private beach and a 392-room hotel offering a variety of conveniences and luxuries.
Whichever destination you choose, golf holidays can be the perfect way to unwind in the sun while indulging in your favourite sport - especially if you treat yourself to a luxury hotel package.