Cape Verde

The £3,500 honeymoon from hell: Newly-weds’ shock after five-star hotel turns out to be a noisy construction site full of cranes and diggers

Ashley and Ceiran McCann spent 3,500 on a five-star honeymoon holiday The couple, 26, stayed at Melia Dunas Beach Resort and Spa in Cape Verde When they arrived their tap water was yellow and the noise was ‘deafening’ Thomson provided 232 in compensation after the McCanns complained | 2 View comments A newly-wed couple were devastated when the five-star hotel they had booked for their honeymoon turned out to be a noisy construction site.

Ashley and Ceiran McCann, from Glasgow, spent 3,500 to spend two weeks at what they thought was their dream hotel but instead found a building site with deafening cranes and diggers.

The pair, both 26, said they were unable to relax on the beach at their hotel on the island of Sal, in Cape Verde, thanks to the noise from construction workers

Quarter of struggling Brits cannot afford holiday while well-off take 8 trips a year

Nearly a quarter of Brits did not manage to take a single holiday 1 in the last year.

Yet while many were stuck at home making ends meet, those who have it all were also getting away from it all with the well-off taking an average of eight breaks in the year.

Research by UK travel association Abta 2 shows the total number of people getting a holiday at all has continued to fall for five years