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See Country Antrim in a classic car
Up in the north eastern corner of Ireland, the Country Antrim coast – which takes in the Giant’s Causeway – is a place of rugged, unfettered beauty, and perfect for a bit of romantic exploring in a classic car. Hastings Hotels – a group including a number of luxury Northern Irish places – is offering just that opportunity with its three-day Classic Coast tour, including accommodation at The Culloden Estate and Spa and Ballygally Castle, and hire of a classic set of wheels. From £360 per person. Visit or call 028 9047 1066.

Catch the Singapore Grand Prix
With the F1 season building to a seriously exciting conclusion, there’s even more reason to head to Singapore at the end of this month to catch what could be a pivotal race. The rather spectacular Fullterton Hotel, which sits on the hairpin turn of the race track and offers circuit views of all the action, is offering three nights accomodation, access to the viewing gallery and flights with Thai Airways for £2,345 for the weekend of the race, which takes place on September 27. Call Scott Dunn on 02086825460 or visit

Tie the knot in a Maldivian paradise
Island paradise resort Diva Maldives is upping the romantic ante with some brand new wedding experiences. Choose from a Castaway Wedding, in which you’re whisked away on a traditional Dhoni to tie the knot on a deserted islet; say your vowels in Maldivian in the Maldivian Diva package; or, if dry land is just too normal for you, try the Underwater Wedding package, with blessings beneath the waves to a coral reef backdrop. From £4,885 per couple. Visit for full details and prices.

Shed the pounds in an Alpine health resort
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, the plush-as-you-like health resort sitting high up in the Swiss Alps, has launched a new weightloss programme. It includes full screening of internal organs, assessment of joints and skin, a yummy, specially-devised food regime, support from a team of doctors and nutritionists, and activities including hiking, cycling and horse riding. It’ll beat a fad diet and a Boris bike as a route to achieving a healthier physique. The six day programme costs €3,360 per person excluding accommodation, which starts at €587 per night.