Author Archive for Gail Hewitt

Gail Hewitt is Owner and Director of Corona Holidays, one of the longest established independently owned travel companies in the UK. Corona Holidays are specialists in tailor-made holidays to the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, and European city breaks, although other European destinations are also at our fingertips. Whether you’re looking for a hotel, apartment, villa, package holiday, transfers or excursions, we provide a personalised service. Also, being an independent agent, we offer unbiased opinions and advice, and are fully financially protected.

Hotel Do Placa Reial in Barcelona

Our favourite luxury hotels in Barcelona

Any time of the year is ideal to take a holiday in Barcelona. However, if you are chasing the sun then the months of May through to September would probably suit you better. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, and the capital of the region of Catalonia.  Located on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona
Gran Hotel Son Net, Mallorca

Grand first impressions at luxury hotels in Mallorca

They say that first impressions are lasting impressions.  The drive (or walk) up to the hotel or into the main entrance gives an expectation of what guests can anticipate to experience when exploring the hotel further after checking in. Here are some of our favourite ‘first impressions’ at luxury hotels on the Spanish Balearic Island
H10 Atlantic Sunset Hotel in Tenerife

Some of our favourite luxury hotel rooms in Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, and has been a favourite destination for the holiday maker for both summer and winter sun.  The Canaries are year-round destinations to jet off to with wonderful temperatures throughout the year. With so many luxury hotels to choose from in Tenerife, we have selected just 10
Es Fum Restaurant, Mallorca

Restaurants in luxury Mallorca hotels featured in the Michelin Guide

Sometimes, it’s not just simply about getting away from it all, appreciating guaranteed sunshine, and feeling the sand between our toes.  It’s also about the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful food, and sampling local produce and perhaps some freshly caught seafood. One of the names associated with good food and restaurants is, of course, Michelin.
Savoy Palace in Funchal

A touch of luxury in Funchal, Madeira

With Madeira now accepting UK tourists (albeit with certain testing criteria both on arrival and departure), we thought we would introduce you to some lovely 5-star hotels.  Located in the capital of Madeira – Funchal – all of the hotels shown have a TripAdvisor rating of at least 4.5 out of 5.  In fact, several
A Breath of Fresh Air

A breath of fresh air in the Balearics

With the return of travel tantalizingly close for many of us, it is very clear that fresh air and ventilation is an important factor when it comes to reducing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.  With this in mind, we understand that travellers will be seeking luxury hotels with attractive outdoor spaces to enjoy.  Hopefully, we’ve
Cofete in Fuerteventura

The colours of Fuerteventura

It certainly looks very promising that we will soon be able to return to holidaying abroad. With the increasing vaccine rollout, confidence is once again returning to the traveller.  The Canary Island of Fuerteventura is proving to be a popular choice for the latter part of this year onwards. This Spanish island may conjure up
Elba Estepona Hotel Costa del Sol

Our favourite luxury hotel rooms in the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol on the south coast of mainland Spain, has always been a favourite destination for the sun-seeker. There are wonderful sandy beaches, and a wide variety of resorts to choose from. From the relaxing atmosphere of the smaller villages such as pretty Frigliana, to the exclusive resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella,
Puerto Mogan Boats

The Little Venice of Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, is one of the year-round destinations we can jet off to once travel is back in our lives.  One of the prettiest resorts in Gran Canaria is Puerto Mogan on the southwest coast.  You’ll see below why Puerto Mogán is known as ‘Little Venice’, and is
Villa Rafal Antic in Mallorca

Enjoy the freedom of a luxury villa holiday in Mallorca

Mallorca is the largest of the Spanish Balearic Islands. Due to its guaranteed summer weather, lovely sandy beaches, and stunning rural locations, it’s an ideal destination for the whole family. With an extensive range of villas in the best spots throughout Mallorca, take the plunge and opt for a luxury villa with a private pool.
Gran Castillo Tagoro in Lanzarote

Our top 30 hotels with splash pools in the Canary Islands

What child doesn’t enjoy spending time in a hotel splash pool? With lots to keep the youngest travellers entertained, we’ve searched through the Canary Islands to bring you our top 30 hotel splash pools on the islands of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria.  We have included just 4 and 5 star hotels, and they
Cap Rocat Hotel in Mallorca

5 of our favourite villas within luxury hotels in Mallorca

Looking to be independent, but also have the benefits of a wealth of facilities close to hand? Perhaps villa accommodation within a luxury hotel might be an option for you to consider.  Retain your privacy with the benefit of your own private pool. Alternatively, if you feel like the company of other hotel guests, you
Travel Related Games and Crafts

8 travel-related games and crafts

Travellers are still having to play destination roulette in order to confidently get away on holiday whilst we are amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Places are being constantly put on, or removed from, the list of countries considered safe to visit.  It may be a good time to look at some travel related games and crafts
the colours of an Ibiza holiday

The colours of Ibiza holidays

When thoughts turn to a holiday in Ibiza, you may picture its edgy nightclub scene in the heart of the resort of San Antonio. However, it’s easy to get away from 24-hour partying, and escape to the more tranquil side of this popular island. Ibiza is one of the four Spanish Balearic Islands comprising Mallorca,
Reina Isabel Hotel in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Las Palmas in Gran Canaria - a city and beach combination

If you are on your Gran Canaria holiday, and are staying in the capital – Las Palmas – you probably want to pack in as much as possible during your city and beach break. From a golden sandy beach, to lush gardens, you can easily explore this city on foot. Gran Canaria is one the
Iberostar Anthelia in Tenerife

How hotel chains will look after us once we return

With thoughts slowly returning to being able to enjoy an overseas holiday once again, many may be concerned about how they will be looked after once they arrive at their hotel. We have looked into just three popular hotel chains to see what measures they have introduced with your safety, and well-being, in mind. Of