Following the latest headlines of Prince Harry, third in line to the throne, a whole new sexiness for the niche sport of billiards has been stirred. His partying antics in Las Vegas of him showing his balls by playing strip-billiards, brings this once-forgotten sport back to life.
So why not cue some sports yourself whilst on holiday- be it poolside pool, snooker after snorkelling or carom billiards in between cookery classes. Holidaysplease offers a range of hotels which fit the ‘bill’ and offer billiards facilities. As hunky Harry recently showed, billiards can be an enjoyable holiday pastime for all – with or without your clothes on!
The following resorts combine billiards facilities for you to enjoy:
· Smugglers’ Cove, St Lucia: At this 45-acre all-inclusive Caribbean paradise resort you will find numerous water sport options, plenty of health and fitness options, a Samsarati Spa, seven pools, a top-quality racquwet club and all manner of island excursions to complement its billiards experience, which is obviously the main reason why you’ll be visiting… Prices from £1,475 pp on an all-inclusive basis*
· The Aventura Spa Palace, Mexico: Soon to be renamed as the Hard Rock Riviera Maya,is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Riviera Maya and features 1,266 rooms, all of which have a jacuzzi. The Suites also have magnificent views of the Caribbean, which is just a few minutes’ walk away. As well as the pool tables, the extensive facilities include seven restaurants, various tennis courts and a large pool with a swim-up bar. Prices from £1,059 pp on an all-inclusive basis*
· The Cornelia Diamond, Turkey: Located in the Belek district of southern Turkey, is chicly furnished with a unique architectural design, and spans nearly 50 acres. Facilities include over ten bars and restaurants, and an expansive, 27-hole Nick Faldo-designed golf course (for when you’ve finally put the cue down!). Prices from £969 pp on an all-inclusive basis*
· Meeru Island Resort, The Maldives: Situated on the island of Meerufenfushi within a lagoon, this four-star luxury resort is reached by an exhilerating speedboat ride from the airport. It has its own Jacuzzi Water villas, constructed over the lagoon on stilts. Billiards sessions have to end sometime though, and when they do other distractions here include a pro-dive centre as well as badminton courts. Prices from £1,315 pp on a full-board basis*
· Le Meridien, Bora Bora: Bora Bora’s a long way to travel for some billiards, but luckily there are other temptations available to make the whole trip worthwhile. This stunning waterfront resort was discovered in the fourth century and has tried to maintain that rustic feel throughout, while adding the odd contemporary facility. Rooms take the form of water bungalows on stilts, and some even have their own private beaches. The resort also boasts its own boat club, and even has a turtle sanctuary. Prices from £5,450 pp on a room-only basis*
*All prices include return flights from London, all transfers and seven nights’ accommodation (board as specified), all via Holidays Please (0844 463 2799,www.holidaysplease.co.uk). To book your next billiard break then simply fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will be delighted to help you.