Visiting Eden

Cornwall is one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations. The stunning scenery and rugged coastline, relaxed pace of life and rich history all conspire to make a memorable holiday. It’s perennially popular with everyone from artists to surfers. One of Cornwall’s most iconic modern attractions is the Eden Project, near St. Austell. Its space age biomes, packed with incredible tropical planting, sit in stark contrast to the surrounding countryside. The amazing variety of plants creates an indoor rainforest that must be seen to be believed. There’s also loads of interesting activities for younger visitors, good amenities and extensive gardens surrounding the site. The smaller biome houses planting from desert and temperate zones. If plants and gardens aren’t your thing, the domes offer a spectacular backdrop for various music and art events held throughout the year. There’s even an ice rink on site during the winter months, so it’s worth a look all year round.

Water Jet Packs While on Holiday

One type of water sports that you can now do is water jet packing. This works the same way that any jet pack, except that it doesn’t rely upon the gas reserves which are part of a typical jet pack, and is instead connected to a boat’s motor through two heavy duty water hoses, which project the water through two output points on the water jet pack. This enables you to float well above the water, with a high level of manoeuvrability. This sets itself apart from any other water sports, and while relatively new, is developing a bit of a dedicated fan base. The jet pack, while typically working with two output points on your back, just like the atypical jet pack, more recent models have the two output points placed on your feet, so that you can fly, reminiscent of Iron man.

Booking a Hotel or Renting a Villa

The question of villa vs a hotel is bound to pop up for many during the summer, and prettyplaces are here to offer you some pros and cons.

With Hotels, you do tend to be well looked after, there’s the option of all inclusive; there’s access to a wide range of facilities, which can be quite limited with a Villa. For big families who want to be close and spend a lot of time together Villas are probably more suitable, mainly because you can be together, and with hotels there’s a chance your rooms will be in completely different blocks or buildings.

With villas you don’t always have to share a pool, which can create for a much more comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by people you know and trust.

As mentioned, hotels can take care of their visitors, and there is always advice from receptionists, which is something you may miss in a Villa. If you are going away with friends or a partner, a hotel may be a lot more suited. This is mainly because there will not be too much to think about, for example, with friends, are you all willing to cook, and provide your own meals constantly? The likelihood is no. Plus hotels usually offer a range of trips and activities to take advantage of, rather than having to find ways of keeping busy yourself.

Really the choice comes down to each individual, but generally villas are better suited for large families while hotels are ideal for smaller groups or partners.