Enjoy a Gold Medal-Winning Holiday with Hayes & Jarvis

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Explore successful Olympic nations and get involved in sporting culture with the leading luxury long haul specialist.

As the furore of one of the most memorable Olympics ever for Brits drew to a close last night, many will now be rueing the absence of what was an uplifting festival of sport but basking in the warm afterglow of a global event that made Britain proud. While the hospitality and vibrancy of the British public is something to be remembered and celebrated, there were plenty of other countries making a name for themselves at the Olympics. Team GB, along with the USA and China dominated the medal table, but further down the standings, smaller nations gave an excellent account of themselves, especially considering the population of said countries and the size of the their squads. Kenya displayed their usual athletic prowess while Cuba, Jamaica, and Grenada also impressed. Not only did they excel in their specialist events however, all these countries also make exceptional holiday destinations and Hayes & Jarvis are proud to offer gold-standard accommodation and facilities in each one.

Kenya impressed in the centrepiece marathon event on the final day of the Olympics, swooping bronze and silver medals, and David Rudisha broke the world record in the men’s 800m to win gold. Kenya is a hugely popular holiday destination that offers plenty of variety; whether visitors wish to lay by the beach or pool, or go on an exhilarating safari, resorts like the Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa in Mombasa from Hayes & Jarvis form the perfect base from which to explore or relax in this fascinating country.

For a relatively small country, Cuba had an impressive Olympic showing, finishing 16th in the medal table, excelling in combat sports like Judo, Wrestling and Boxing; and those looking for a culturally rich holiday would have to fight to find a reason not to visit this unique Caribbean island. With a retrospective culture that harks back to a bygone era reflected in everything from the architecture to the cars on the road, Cuba is like nowhere else in the world. Visitors can make their stay complete by staying in a luxury hotel like the Iberostar Parque Central in Havana.

Jamaica’s exploits in the Olympics need no introduction and the country possessed arguably the star of the games in Usain Bolt, who practically strode to dual victories in the 100m and 200m. The island often tops people’s must-visit list and has a colourful, laid back culture as well as some great sights like the Blue Mountains, majestic waterfalls and pristine beaches, meaning running away from the island is usually the last thing on people’s mind!

Last but certainly not least, Grenada had a particularly proud Olympics, the tiny country celebrated its first ever medal, as Kirani James won gold in the 400m, by taking a half-day holiday. LaSource in Grenada is perfect for wannabe Olympiads with plenty of sporty activities on offer including Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Sailing as well as Tai Chi and Yoga Classes. This wellbeing resort also offers a daily spa treatment for guests so you can completely relax and unwind.

For more information on all these gold medal-worthy resorts as well as other destinations offered by Hayes & Jarvis including Dubai holidays 2013 and Thailand holidays 2013, call the number above or visit the website.

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