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H O L I D AY T Y P E S COOK YOUR OWN


THE DATAI LANGKAWI , MALAYSIA Nestled in lush rainforest with views of the breathtaking Andaman Sea, this scenic golf resort off ers traditional Malay and Thai culinary classes as well as a choice of restaurants, including The Pavilion, highly rated for its Thai cuisine. The resort is also famed for its enchanting Els Club Teluk Datai course, designed by Ernie Els to incorporate the rainforest and sea views into its challenging layout. Green fee: £127. thedatai.com


SPOILT FOR CHOICE


PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA, SPAIN


Home to nine restaurants, this five-star resort in Marbella off ers a dizzying choice for


gourmands. Two-Michelin-star Dani Garcia Restaurant


is the main attraction, where avant-garde Andalusian cuisine is showcased through a choice of a la carte dishes and a new tasting menu, while tapas dishes are served at bistro Bibo. Other options include Japanese restaurant UNI, Sea Grill, healthy, organic restaurant Rachel’s and Celicioso, a gluten-free cafe. Guests also have access to sister property, Marbella Club, and its 18-hole golf course, off ering spectacular views of the mountains, Mediterranean, African coast and the Rock of Gibraltar. Green fee: £62 for guests. puenteromano.com


DINE WITH A VIEW


CHATEAU DES VIGIERS, FRANCE This is the place to sample creative contemporary French cuisine with views of rolling hills and vineyards. Rise early to enjoy a round on the stunning 27 hole golf course designed by Donald Steel, then slip off your golf shoes and enjoy the local produce. The 16th-century chateau is located in the heart of the Bordeaux wine district and has a Michelin-starred restaurant too. Green fee: From £28-£63 (18 holes) vigiers.com


WORLD'S BEST FESTIVAL VIBES


PGA CATALYNYA RESORT, SPAIN In addition to its two championship layouts, this resort, in Girona, has a range of restaurants at the five-star Hotel Camiral, which opened in June 2016 following a £25m investment. Dine al fresco on the patio of 1477, with the magnificent backdrop of the Pyrenees or take a 10-minute drive to explore Girona's many top eateries. Top spot goes to the three-Michelin-star El Celler de Can Roca. Voted the world's best restaurant several times, it's famed for its new take on Catalan cooking. Green fee: From £50. pgacatalunya.com


CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE, MAURITIUS Guests at the Constance Belle Marie Plage can feast at gourmet restaurant Blue Penny and play for free at two championship golf courses year-round. But plan to be there from 25 March to 2 April for the Culinary Festival to enjoy gastronomic dinners cooked by six visiting Michelin-starred chefs. The celebrity chefs come from all over Europe and team up with local chefs for a week of competition and cooking. Previous participants include Britain's Michael Caines. Green fee: Free to guests. constancehotels.com


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IMAGES: THE DATAI; PUENTE ROMANO; CHATEAU DES VIGIERS; PGA CATALYNA; CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE


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