Refreshers Bridge in Sicily, the 4 star Sentido Acacia Marina, Marina di Ragusa

Prices from £1,449

details

20 Apr 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
Duration: 10 nights half board plus drinks incl. flights
Ref: 20029B
With: James and Jane Tullett

Prices

Prices from £1,449
Single Supplement: £18 per night
Deposit: £250

Book now

Availability: In stock

£0.00

Your Total Price: £0.00

Call us to discuss.   +£0.00

* Required Fields

Your Total Price: £0.00

CALL TO BOOK: 01473 660802

REFRESHERS BRIDGE HOLIDAY

These holidays appeal to less competitive bridge players - maybe players who are looking to improve their skills and could also benefit from some of James’s bridge lessons? Or maybe players that play socially, or have tried one of our regular First for Bridge holidays and found the bridge programme a little too challenging, and are looking for something a little more relaxed with a more basic duplicate bridge programme to play each evening. To reflect this, Masterpoints are not awarded on these holidays.

BRAND NEW HOTEL & DESTINATION IN SOUTHERN SICILY!

Hosts: Jane & James Tullett

The Sentido Acacia Marina is a very highly recommended hotel for its dining, service, location and facilities. Perfectly positioned on the sea front promenade in Marina di Ragusa, a flat coastal stroll takes you into the marina & small seaside resort where you will find a selection of cafes, bars and shops. The beautiful, golden beach has been awarded a Blue Flag - only 7 beaches in Sicily have claimed this award; and the resort and seafront promenade is kept exceptionally clean and environmental friendly.

Facilities at the hotel include a lovely outdoor pool with 3 large hot tubs on its terraces; tennis courts; sauna; gym and a small spa. The hotel is set in 20,000 m2 of beautiful floral gardens with Mediterranean - tropical vegetation, and inside the hotel there is a very pleasant lounge with good seating and a selection of reading books.

The Sentido Acacia Marina is highly rated on Tripadvisor with 4.5 / 5 star rating and has some fantastic reviews. It is #2 of 9 Hotels in Marina di Ragusa with a certificate of excellence.
Click here to view TripAdvisor reviews >>

THREE EXCURSIONS INCLUDED

This incredible region of Sicily is so rich in history that it boasts no less than eight UNESCO sites directly within its borders. For this reason we simply had to INCLUDE three fabulous excursions in our holiday package to allow you to visit five of them and have them brought to life by our knowledgeable guides.

We take in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day when we visit Siracusa, the former capital of Magna Grecia; and Noto, Sicily’s capital of Baroque. A full day of incredible sights; temples & architecture by Sicilians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Byzantines and Spanish all of whom have left traces of their permanence.

Not to be missed is our half day tour to Ragusa Ibla, another UNESCO World Heritage Site which has earned its status from its fine examples of Baroque architecture, within a wonderful old hilltop city of churches and winding streets. We also visit the very beautiful gothic Venetian Donnafugata Castle and entrance is included.

Our third excursion is to Modica & Scicli - two more UNESCO sites near Ragusa. Modica, is an important example of Sicilian Baroque and also famous for its chocolate made from a very old Aztec recipe. Scicli is rich in Baroque, facades, statues and sculptures. It is also the film setting of the fictional Inspector Montalbano and you will feel the” Montalbano atmosphere “everywhere.

DAY 1

ARRIVAL
17.00:
Singles Meeting
19.45: Bridge

DAY 2

10.00: Welcome Meeting
19.45: Bridge

DAY 3

10.00: Seminar - Active/Passive defence
19.45: Bridge

DAY 4

Excursion 1 - Ragusa Ibla, Donnafugata, Punta Secca
19.45: Bridge

DAY 5

19.45: Bridge

DAY 6

10.00: Seminar - Puppet Stayman
19.45: Bridge

DAY 7

Excursion 2 - Siracosa & Noto
19.45: Bridge

DAY 8

10.00: Seminar - Declarer make a plan
19.45: Bridge

DAY 9

Excursion 3 - Modica & Scilli
19.45: Bridge

DAY 10

10.00: Seminar - Remember the bidding
19.45: Bridge

DAY 11

FAREWELL

Please Note: Whilst we try to keep to our programme, sometimes changes have to be made.

PRICES (INCL. FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS)

We have contracted Building A and the Brand New Palace Acacia Building which only opened in May 2019 for our guests By doing this we have the best positioned rooms that all have lift access, and the majority of rooms are recently refurbished. The new rooms in the Palace Acacia Building are all superior and brand new, beautifully furnished and spacious - well worth the upgrade. The Palace Acacia building will be sold as adult only by the hotel.

BUILDING A

Standard twin/double room : £1449 per person
These rooms have floor to ceiling windows & a small patio surrounded by plants for privacy

Superior rooms with balcony or terrace: £5 per person, per night supplement
Superior side sea view room: £10 per person, per night supplement
Deluxe pool view room: £10 per person, per night supplement
Superior frontal sea view room: £15 per person, per night supplement
Deluxe partial sea view room: £15 per person, per night supplement
Deluxe full frontal sea view room: £18 per person, per night supplement

Double for sole use supplement: £18 per night (for all room types)

PALACE ACACIA BUILDING

Superior palace rooms: £10 per person, per night supplement
Superior palace rooms with side sea view: £18 per person, per night supplement
Superior front sea view room with private jacuzzi: £35 per person, per night supplement
Suite with front sea view, 2 beds, lounge, 2 bathrooms & jacuzzi: £80 per person, per night supplement

Double for sole use supplement: £18 per night (for all room types)

Please see the accommodation page for room images.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Bridge programme with classes and relaxing bridge sessions
  • Prizes awarded
  • Return flights from Gatwick airport. Manchester and Luton airports available at a supplement
  • Return transfers from Catania airport to hotel
  • Full day excursion to Siracusa and Noto including entrance fees to the archaeological area, cathedral and Eurialo Castel
  • Half day excursion to Ragusa Ibla, Punta Secca and Donnafugata including entrance to Donnafugata Castle and the city train ride in Ragusa Ibla
  • Half day excursion to Modica and Scicli (Montalbano)
  • 10 night’s accommodation on a half board basis
  • Unlimited tea and coffee, soft drinks and water between 10.00 & 22.00 hours
  • Drinks with dinner - choice of 2 draft beers; red & white wine; soft drinks and mineral water
  • The services of an experienced EBU bridge director and host
  • Porterage
  • Welcome cocktail

NOT INCLUDED:

Drinks & meals other than those specified, optional excursions, travel insurance and items of a personal nature, i.e. telephone calls, laundry etc.

Sentido Acacia Marina Resort ★★★★

First for Bridge will have almost exclusive use of the Sentido Acacia Marina Hotel for our stay, which will make it very attractive for our group and lend to a very pleasant group ambience. We have a large bridge room with unlimited table space, close to the large airy lounge and bar where guests can relax before and after bridge sessions.

We have contracted Building A and the Brand New Palace Acacia Building which only opened in May 2019 for our guests

By doing this we have the best positioned rooms that all have lift access, and the majority of rooms are recently refurbished. The new rooms in the Palace Acacia Building are all superior and brand new, beautifully furnished and spacious - well worth the upgrade. The Palace Acacia building will be sold as adult only by the hotel.

GUEST ROOMS

  • Full bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer. (Mainly walk in showers - some have low bathtubs)
  • Electronic safe deposit box - (charge 2 euro per day)
  • Balcony or patio
  • TV with UK channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Fridge
  • FREE WIFI
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

BUILDING A

Standard room - Superior room - Deluxe room

PALACE ACACIA BUILDING

Superior palace room - Superior room with private jacuzzi - Suite with front sea view

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES & DINING

We dine in the main restaurant with its characteristic architecture overlooking the gardens. Breakfast and dinner is buffet and offers a good choice of tasteful international and local dishes, and show cooking using local product. White & red wine, choice of two draught beers, water and soft drinks are included at dinner. During the day between 10.00 - 22.00 we have arranged for our guests to have unlimited complimentary soft drinks, water, tea and coffee especially included in our package.

Facilities in the hotel include a large outdoor pool with 3 large hot tubs; tennis courts; sauna and spa. You will find plenty of sun loungers by the pool where it is a very pleasant place to relax surrounded by flowers and rich vegetation in the hotels beautiful gardens.