In 1846, Queen Victoria wrote: ‘It’s a beautiful spot…. red cliffs and rocks with wooded hills like Italy and reminding one of a ballet or play where nymphs appear, such rocks and grottoes, with the deepest sea on which there was no ripple’.  Over 150 years later, it still feels the same as you stand and look across the beautiful bay.  The delightful gardens at Babbacombe Downs have attained the prestigious Green Flag award, an international accolade recognising the high environmental standard, excellent visitor facilities and maintenance of the site.  A holiday here is filled with all the ingredients for a magical break with great beaches, wonderful coastal path walks, fantastic attractions, a showstopping theatre and fresh local fish and seafood to tempt your taste buds.  Babbacombe offers all the beauty of the English Riviera without the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts.


Price is per person on half board basis.  No single supplement on allocated singles.

The De La Mer Hotel


A delightful hotel situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs close to all amenities.  The small,friendly family run De La Mer hotel offers 27 well equipped, bright, fully centrally heated en-suite bedrooms of which 10 are on the ground floor.  Rooms have tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer, television and radio alarm clock.  Please note there is no lift and access to bedrooms may be via stairs.

5 DAYS – Full day to Honiton & Sidmouth, half day Torquay.


Being part of the English Riviera, Paignton is set in a lovely area overlooking Torbay.  Loved for its long sandy beaches, Paignton is a colourful, traditional seaside resort popular for its mild climate and lovely seafront.  The bustling pier, genteel buildings, streets and sense of class and style make this an English Riviera favourite for all generations of visitors.  There are many attractions in and around Paignton, giving you plenty to see and do, no matter how long or short you wish to stay.


29th May – 5th June 2021 8 days £549pp
24th – 31st July 2021 8 days £565pp
2nd – 6th September 2021 5 days £355pp
13th – 17th December 2021 5 days Festive Break £235pp
23rd – 27th December 2021 5 days Christmas Tour – Full Board £559pp

Price is per person on half board basis except Christmas tour which is full board

No single supplement on allocated singles.

Specific room/sea view supplement 5 days £20 – 8 days £35

Marine Hotel

Now fully established as one of Jay & Kay’s favourite hotels, the Marine Hotel is superbly located overlooking Torbay, and only a short walk away from the town centre.  The Marine Hotel has 53 en-suite bedrooms, all of which are delightfully furnished and have TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  The hotel is well noted for the very efficient and friendly staff whether they are serving you a delightful meal in the light and airy dining room, serving you at the well stocked bar, or servicing your room.  Entertainment is provided nightly in the ballroom, overlooking the bay.  After just one visit, you’ll want to adopt the hotel as your second home by the sea.


5 DAYS (Easter & December)- A full day to Buckfast Abbey, nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life.  The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world.  After time here we then visit the historic, ancient town of Totnes, one of the oldest boroughs in the UK.  Half day to Torquay.
September –  Full day visiting the delightful river mouth town of Dartmouth, before a scenic drive via Slapton Sands to Kingsbridge.  Half day to Brixham.
Christmas – A half day excursion to neighbouring Torquay.
May & July – A full day to Exeter and Exmouth, full day to Tavistock and Dartmoor, half day to Brixham.



Torquay is a vibrant yet also quaint traditional seaside town set in the heart of the English Riviera, the jewel of the south Devon coast.  With a beautiful central harbour, villa style properties adorning the slopes overlooking the bay, plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants, a Mediterranean ambience comes through on the many warm and sunny days of this beautiful area.  Within a short driving distance you will find a diverse landscape from the serene gently rolling countryside to the ruggedness of Dartmoor, which makes Torquay the perfect place for a wonderful holiday.

27th June – 2nd July 2021 6 days £369pp
8th – 14th August 2021 6 days £395pp
27th September – 1st October 2021 5 days £289pp
8th – 12th November 2021 5 days Festive Break £239pp
23rd – 27th December 2021 5 days Christmas Tour – Full Board £479pp

Price is per person on half board basis.

No Single Supplement on allocated singles.

May/June/Aug – Sea View supplement £5pppn, Balcony £10pppn

The Nethway Hotel

The end of an era as we say a sad farewell to Dave, Jo and family.  We thank you for the exceptional service you have afforded us over the past 14 years, and wish you all the best for the future.  Now the beginning of a new era, Julie, Gary and their family have now acquired the lovely Nethway Hotel, and are very much looking forward to meeting the guests of Jay & Kay.  The hotel stands in its own grounds in a select area of Torquay, with wonderful views across the bay.  All rooms are individually styled with full en-suite facilities plus TV and tea/coffee making facilities.  Lovely traditional home cooked dishes are served in the dining room.  Entertainment is provided each evening.  The hotel has a large patio area and during the summer months there is an outdoor swimming pool.  The Nethway is one of our best selling hotels in the brochure, and you are guaranteed a very warm welcome on your arrival.

March & November – Full day to Newton Abbott and Buckfast Abbey.  Half day to Paignton.

May & September  – Full day Dawlish & Teignmouth.  Half day Brixham.

New Year – Half day to Trago Mills

June & August – Full day Tavistock & Dartmoor Drive, full day Dawlish & Teignmouth, half day Brixham.



Far enough off the beaten track not to have lost its heritage and charm, Sidmouth is an enchanting regency resort set amidst the sandstone cliffs of Devon’s Jurassic Coast.  The town itself is full of Regency history, independent shops, beautiful gardens, and unspoiled character making Sidmouth truly unique.

7th – 11th June 2021 5 days £479pp
5th – 9th October 2021 5 days £459pp

Price is per person on half board basis.  No single supplement on allocated single rooms.

The Bedford Hotel

In a commanding seafront position, and a historic feature of Sidmouth’s esplanade, The Bedford is now the pride of the Pyne family and means many rooms boast breathtaking panoramic views across Lyme Bay.  As you would expect, the hotel also has comfortable lounges and offers a wide selection of good food and wine in a choice of attractive surroundings.  All rooms are tastefully decorated and modernised whilst keeping their traditional feel.  The bedrooms are individually styled, all have en-suite facilities, television and hairdryer.  A lift serves all floors.

Excursions include:- Budleigh Salterton, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, River Exe Cruise, Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay Towns.


TIVERTON – new for 2021

25th – 29th October 2021 5 days £435pp