Presidential sweets If you don't like your artwork, eat it - that's an option at the world's first chocolate-themed hotel. The Chocolate Boutique Hotel ( www.thechocolateboutiquehotel.co.uk ), in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, offers chocolate painting workshops (in three shades: white, dark and milk), 13 confectionary-themed rooms, Belgian truffle-making classes and a chocolate bar (below) specialising in cocoa concoctions. Room amenities include a selection of handmade chocolates (what else?) and classes in chocolate and wine matching are available. Island hopper More of Sydney Harbour (right) will be open for inspection next month. A hop-on, hop-off ferry service to some of its less-accessible islands will run as part of the city's Crave Festival. For the first three weekends, a regular ferry service will run a circular route from Circular Quay to Shark, Clark and Garden islands and Fort Denison - which can usually only be visited on specialist tours. Garden Island is home to the Australian Navy and Fort Denison was a prison back when the country was a penal colony. Families can picnic on the islands and take in live performances, with ferries moving on to the next destination every 45 minutes. Early bird special It is said breakfast is the most important meal of the day and at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok ( www.royalmeridienbangkok.com ) there's no excuse to skip it. Le Meridien Signature Breakfast Experience, created by three-Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, offers some unconventional fare. There are complimentary 'eye opener' shots of juice and herb combinations, including orange, carrot, raspberry, cloves and chillies, to prepare guests' palettes for new interpret- ations of breakfast classics; bagels with smoked salmon and silky tofu, and espresso-steamed eggs with toasted brioche, for instance. The menus will be introduced to other Le Meridien hotels over the next year. Deal of the week JJ Explorer Tours has a special package to Cebu's Badian Island Resort and Spa, for four people. At a total cost of HK$8,690, the package includes two nights' accommodation in a family suite (two rooms) and round-trip economy-class tickets on Philippine Airlines (via Manila). The rate, which is available until October 30, excludes taxes and surcharges but does include daily breakfast and airport transfers. For bookings, call 2911 0119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .