We have built our tours around our bowlers' feedback and without it we would not have the customer base we have today. Here's what they have to say...


Jill Martin (Tour Organiser)

"Dear Ron, well you nailed it again. Flights, transfers and matches all went well even though we lost most of our matches. But the wine compensated for that. This year Hampden Park Bowls Club was joined by other various clubs within East Sussex. We all had a fantastic time and the hotel was great. Food, entertainment and hotel facilities were of a high standard. We would all like to thank Geoff Bailey for being a great Tour Manager he help to ensure that the week ran smoothly and made every effort to make our holiday memorable. Well done Bowling Abroad.👍"


Chris Millard (Tour Organiser)

"This was the first time we have ever organised a trip like this, so did not know what to expect, but the efficient organisation and friendliness of all the Bowling Abroad staff we met (Ron, Sam and Paul at Nirvana) was second to none. As we were a smaller group of 12, we teamed up with the 5 lovely ladies from Kenfig Hill & Pyle Bowls club near Bridgend to make the rinks up and were also joined by Ron and Sam in some matches. All the clubs we played at made us very welcome and we were very pleased with the quality of the greens!! All in all it was a great week and we all hope to come again next year. We highly recommended Bowling Abroad"


Jan Baker (Group Leader)

"We, five Welsh ladies, have just returned from a most wonderful bowling holiday in the Algarve. Ron Scott and the lovely Sam pulled out all the stops in ensuring our holiday was a great success. We stayed at the Hotel Ampalius in Vilamoura and joined forces with another of Ron’s clients – Somersham Bowls Club. We enjoyed four matches during our week long stay and all of our host clubs were very friendly and welcoming. The grass rinks were truly superb to play on , just like velvet!! We cannot fault the hospitality shown to us by all the clubs we visited. Ron and Sam accompanied and played with us, took us shopping on our free days and escorted us to a lovely Portuguese restaurant for dinner one evening. They and the restaurant were absolutely great! Their organisation and attention to detail could not be faulted and we are already looking forward to another memorable holiday with Bowling Abroad next year."


Phil Lock (Group Leader)

"Well that's another bowls holiday over, and a great time was had by all. Now to start planning the next one. We shall of course be booking with Bowling Abroad as Ron Scott and his team always come up with the goods, in as much that nothing is too much trouble to ensure that all their clients get nothing but the best while on holiday. We were absolutely delighted with our tour rep this time, and in Sandra Heath we had a real diamond. Sandra stood in for us, and she worked her socks off in making sure we were well looked after. Thanks Ron Scott, speak to you soon. From all Moonfleet bowlers. 🌞"


Julie Tullett (Group Leader)

"Coney Hall Bowling Club, West Wickham, Kent wanted to say a huge thank you to Ron Scott, Sam and Jayne our Tour Manager for the fantastic time that we had on our first bowling trip abroad, staying at the Hotel Jupiter in Playa da Rocha, Portugal. Ron and the team were first class and had arranged everything from the moment we landed. Our coaches, lunch, additional trips and not to forget being welcomed for matches by four different bowling clubs across the Algarve. The hospitality, facilities and company was excellent and we have all made some new friends. It is fair to say that we didn’t know what to expect when we booked but as a Club we have had such a great time we are already booking again for next year! Thanks again everyone at Bowling Abroad- 1st Class!"


Maureen Jordan (Group Leader)

"Orpington Bowls Club: Had a fabulous group holiday in April with Bowling Abroad, have been a few times now and we are always very pleased with the standard of the hotel arranged and the great Bowling Abroad reps that are with us. A high standard is always given. Many thanks. Until the next one!"


Dennis Gibson (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, the following is a report of Sunderland Bowls Club tour with BOWLING ABROAD Administration: (Nirvana Europe Ltd) this is the third tour and found the company first class everything was dealt with promptly and efficiently, particularly Paul Lazenby. 100% satisfaction. Hotel: The hotel Meridional was excellent, waiter service and good food, the staff were very helpful allowing us courtesy rooms until the time of our return flight and even provided us with a Sunday evening meal ( a big thank you to them ) Transfers: The coaches and drivers were great, and the guys were very accommodating agreeing for a small fee to take us all to Cartagena a very nice city indeed. Tour Manager: Our tour manager was Sandra who arranged an evening visit to Quesada BC for a social evening. Full Marks, she was very good and played for us in all four matches, both her welcome and farewell presentations were very good and her knowledge of the area was excellent and I would personally recommend her to any visiting groups. Overall: It was a very good week, as I said earlier this was our 3rd tour with your company Ron and we are already looking forward to the next one. A big thank you to you and all your staff. See you next year. Kind Regards Dennis"


Cynthia May (Group Leader)

"The Cornish Travellers have just returned from our 9th tour with Bowling Abroad, this year In the Algarve in Portugal, actually staying in the lovely town of Vilamoura. As always the organisation was excellent with our tour rep doing a great job in coordinating everything and ensuring that the bowling and our holiday ran smoothly. Our 4 games of bowls were all played at very friendly clubs where we were made most welcome. Thank you Bowling Abroad, looking forward to next year already."


Ian Dixon (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron As an inexperienced bowler who had never bowled abroad I was somewhat surprised when I was volunteered to lead the trip to Portugal. I need not have worried because everything went very smoothly. We were all very pleased with our hotel. We didn't come home with suntans but we were able to get out and walk and sightsee on most of our free days. Some of us made good use of the heated pool. The trip to Silves was enjoyed by all, our tour manager Steve, who looked after us well throughout our 10 day stay, put in a medal winning performance both on and off the greens. He organised good weather for our bowling days and played for us as two of our group had to withdraw shortly before we left Eastbourne. The host clubs all made us very welcome and the lunches provided were excellent. We succeeded in coming a close second in all our matches but our opponents can bowl all winter and we were rusty! I will end with a big thankyou to you Ron. Bowling Abroad obviously has lots of experience dealing with bowling groups and you made things easy for me. Ian Dixon"


Margaret Winton (Group Leader)

"Dear Ron. It was with much trepidation that I undertook to arrange a group bowling holiday with Bowling Abroad having never done anything like this previously. However, I need not have worried as you and all you staff helped all the way and made the whole event a great success for us all, folks are already asking when the next trip will be. The holiday went swimmingly [I am not referring to the storm that lashed the Mediterranean the day we arrived] the hotel exceeded expectations. the greens were top rate and the company excellent. Cherril your Tour Manager and her husband were delightful and very helpful. I will definitely book with you again should we repeat this venture. All in all every one of us were well pleased. My best wishes to you and your company. Margare"


Tony Redford (Group Leader)

"In 2012, I was a member of the 'Bowling Abroad Tour' organised St Albans & District touring party to the Algarve, based at Pedras da Rainha. Following an extremely successful tour, in 2013 I asked Ron Scott to arrange a Bowling holiday for my club. We have now enjoyed four years of tours at Dom Jose Hotel, Quarteira for two years and Pedras da Rainha for one year and last year Ampalius in Vilamoura. A fifth has tour has been arranged this year based again at the Ampalius Hotel in Vilamoura. My experience of Bowling Abroad has been one of first class service providing for our every need in producing a superb holiday for all! Tony Redford, Harpenden Bowling Club."


Carol Horgan (Group Leader)

"Topsham Bowling Club in Devon have been 'touring' with Ron in both Portugal and Spain now for many years. With Ron Scott and Bowling Abroad we have never had anything to complain about in any of our many tours abroad. Ron is a wonderful organiser and highly recommended."


Phil Lock (Group Leader)

"MOONFLEET 2017 ALGARVE BOWLS TOUR Now that we are back from our bowls holiday in Portugal, all of the Moonfleet bowlers are agreed, that the success was largely due to the outstanding efforts of Ron Scott from Bowling Abroad. Nothing was too much trouble for Ron, and ably assisted by his staff on the Algarve, they made our holiday, one to remember. Thanks Ron, here's hoping we can have another fantastic time with your company next year. PHIL LOCK"


Chris Willing (Group Leader)

"TORPOINT - ALGARVE BOWLS TOUR.......................... Returned from a wonderful tour with Bowling abroad in the Algarve , not sure how they arranged it but wall to wall sunshine all week, lovely Greens ,all grass, hotel was very good, & the kind attention of Cherril our tour manager ably assisted by her husband Peter, they made sure that we were where we needed to be on time. Flights out of Exeter on Flybe are to be recommended, we left Faro on time, & were all home inside 4 hours. Well done Ron & to all your Staff & Tour Managers at BOWLING ABROAD HOLIDAYS. CHRIS WILLING"

Tonbridge Bowls Club
Hotel Dom Jose Beach, Quarteira, The Algarve

Frank Ley, (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, We all arrived home safe and sound after a superb Bowling Holiday in the Algarve thanks to your brilliant organization. The only complaint that I had was that I didn’t arrange for 4 games but that was my fault. All the Bowlers who came have told me to get a notice around for next year immediately so now over to you. Would you please quote me for 20/24 Bowlers at the Jupiter Hotel"

The 47ers from Chelmsford
Hotel Dom Jose Beach, Quarteira, Algarve

Bernie Pitt (Group Member)

"We the 47 ers have been looked after by Ron Scott for the last 9 years and have thoroughly enjoyed our 4 games that his company arrange for us. However it is not just the games, it includes all transport, hotel accomodation, hire of woods (if required) presentation gifts on the last night and non bowling excursions; we don't have to worry about anything. a very carefree 8 days. We go away in April each year which is very good preparation for the beginning of the out-door season as all games are"

Cornish Travellers
Hotel Dom Jose Beach, Quarteria, Algarve

Cynthia May (Group Leader)

"We have had 6 fantastic bowling holidays with Bowling Abroad in Portugal and Spain. Ron’s organisation is first class, and his team of tour guides know and understand bowls. All the clubs we have visited have been very welcoming making every holiday so enjoyable and memorable. Just returned from this year’s tour but already looking forward to our next trip in 2016"

Preston Bowls Club
Hotel Athena Beach, Paphos, Cyprus

Hazel Irvine (Group Leader)

"Thank you Ron for organising our third bowling holiday , we have had a wonderful time in Cyprus at the ATHENA BEACH HOTEL , great hotel with fabulous food and facility's .we were looked after by Jim Allison , he even took us short mat bowling which we thoroughly enjoyed . Wall to wall sunshine and we are looking forward to Vilamoura next year .."

Witterings & District Bowls Club
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Ros Hanbury (Vice-chairman)

"A big thank you to Ron Scott and his team - Tony and Gill Brimley for organising our bowls tour this year to Praia de Rocha. The Hotel Jupiter surprised us all in its high level of excellence, from the buffets, the rooms and most importantly the attentiveness of all its staff. The Bowling Abroad team looked after us from the minute we arrived at the airport until the minute we left. We enjoyed 3 games of bowling with 1 unfortunately cancelled due to the heavy rain but we were welcomed at their club for lunch, after spending the morning in the shopping mall! All the clubs we visited extended such a warm welcome and we look forward to returning at some point. We had a surprise visit from Sarah our rep from last year, when we visited Spain on our tour. The club enjoyed that tour so much that we requested one for this year, hence our visit to Portugal. So again many thanks to Bowling Abroad for arranging the two tours for us"

Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Brian Collins (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, On behalf of all our Dolphin group can I thank you for organising such a comprehensive, well organised and enjoyable bowls holiday last week. From the coach driver to the fabulous Jupiter hotel, Antonio and his staff in the restaurant, I could eat for England there, the housemaids, the reception and bar staff to all the members of the clubs at which we played they were all top notch - thanks to them all. As for you, it has been a pleasure dealing with you for the past two trips, it won’t be long before I am in touch again, starting to organise next years. Well done Ron, but to top it all the way you directed the hurricane which hit the Algarve on Saturday and Sunday keeping it away from where we played and blew the clouds away to provide sun - that’s impressive !! Regards Brian Collins and all the Dolphin group."

Wiltshire Mens Presidents Tour
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Richard Gardiner (Wiltshire Mens President)

"Hi Ron, A big ‘thank you’ from our group for your organisation of my recent Presidents tour to Portugal, flights, hotel, transfers and matches all ran smoothly. The Jupiter Hotel was a perfect base, good facilities, lovely food and friendly staff. We enjoyed our bowling at five clubs across the length of the Algarve, good competitive games. The group are already asking “when is the next tour”, which is a great compliment!! Thank you, Richard Gardiner. Bowls Wiltshire Men's President 2015."

Dorset County Bowling Association
Hotel Poseidon, Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Phil Lock (County President)

"Hi Ron and Steve, First of all may i thank you on behalf of all of our touring bowlers, for a fantastically organised tour. Our thanks also go to Sandra as well, because both Sandra, and especially Steve, made our holiday one none of us will forget. Ron, you have a diamond of a bloke in Steve, he resolved any queries or minor problems any of us had, in a very polished and professional manner, and without him I'm sure the holiday might not have run so smoothly. We want to organise one for next year"

Riverain Bowls Club
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Ann Beaumont (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron thanks for a great holiday, everyone enjoyed it, they said best yet"

Parade Bowls Club
Hotel Dom Jose Beach, Quarteira, Algarve

Roger Cavie (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, Just to let you know we all had a fantastic time at the Dom Jose Beach Hotel in Quarteira, your organisation from the moment we booked with you, hotel, bowls matches, transfers, BBQ and presentation dinner in the Portuguese restaurant La Cabane was fantastic, and of course Sam she was so helpful, we are now taking names for 2016 and already the number has doubled, thanks again Roger"

Plympton Bowls Club
Hotel Poseidon Playa, Benidorm Spain

Margaret Skinner, (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, Well what can we say except another great bowls tour this being our third with you. Everything was so well organised and all the Bowls clubs were so friendly especially the hospitality after the matches, not forgetting the wonderful Barbecue at El Cid and the beautiful meal at Montemar. Special thanks must also go to Steve our tour manager for making sure everything went well. WE all think Bowling Abroad is simply the best, Many Thanks from all at Plympton Bowling Club Margaret"

Eltham Bowls Club
Hotel Riu Belplaya, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain

Brenda Goddard, (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron Just to let you know that we had a fabulous holiday In Torremolinos, Sue our tour rep was wonderful, one of our group had to be admitted to hospital and Sue was a godsend we don't know what we would have done without her she went overboard to help and really done a wonderful job. The hotel we stayed in was very good it was our third year we have been with Bowling Abroad and hope to go again next year. Ron and his team pulled out all the stops to accommodate our needs and did a very good job"

Cowbridge Bowls Club
Hotel Dom Jose Beach, Quarteira, The Algarve

Guy Morton, (Group leader)

"Well done Ron and Sarah. Many thanks from from Cowbridge Bowling Club , South Wales for arranging a wonderful tour for us to Portugal. We have just returned back to UK after an excellent tour which could have not been better. All that was promised was provided and the quality of the hotel, travel and bowling was superb. Not many hotels would have provided the early breakfast at 0615. Much appreciated by the whole sixteen that travelled. Also our thanks go to Tavira,Pedras,Valverde and Vilamoura"

Petts Wood Bowling Club
Hotel Ampalius, Vilamoura, Algarve

Lorna Murray, (Group Leader)

"Dear Ron and Sarah, Thank you both for arranging our trip to Portugal, the bowling was first class and everybody enjoyed the experience . The weather was an extra bonus you managed to arrange the games when the sun [although a little shy] came out to play as well."

Fleet United Bowls Club
Hotel Playas de Guardamar, Guardamar del Segura, Costa Blanca

Joyce Brown (Group Leader)

"Congratulations to Bowling Abroad for arranging our first group holiday overseas. It was a fantastico success from first to last. Special thanks to Sandra and Ron from us all"

Milton of Campsie Ladies Bowls Club Tour
Hotel Playas de Guardamar, Guardamar del Segura, Costa Blanca

Helen Watson (Group Leader)

"Most of the ladies in the group hadn’t been on a bowling holiday abroad and I am delighted to say they were very impressed with our tour in Guadamar. They loved how well organised everything was, they loved Steve for his informative knowledge of the area and for his patience with a bunch of manic Scottish ladies. We enjoyed it so much ,that we are planning another trip in 2016 and another 8 ladies have signed up because of the rave reports."

Falcon Bowls Club
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Audrey Vann (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron, Thank you for the photos we looked at them on the big screen last night , wonderful action shots! !! We will copy and distribute in due course. David and I would like to express our thanks again for the wonderful week in Portugal"

Gildredge Park Bowls Club 2014
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Jenny & Kevin Townsend

"A fantastic holiday Ron, thank you for all your hard work & perfect arrangements you were a star! Would be lovely to see you on the "sunshine" coast in Eastbourne at the open. Thank you so much"

Gildredge Park Bowls Club
Hotel Jupiter, Praia da Rocha, Algarve

Sue & David Putland

"Hi Ron, thank you, it was a wonderful holiday, plenty of well organised bowling and many laughs, we would recommend Bowling Abroad Holidays look forward to seeing you at the Eastbourne Open"

Sawbridgeworth Bowls Club Hertfordshire
Hotel Diplomatic, Benidorm, Costa Blanca

Keith Lodge (Group Leader)

"Hi Ron. We arrived home about 4pm after being held up on the famous M25 for an hour . Just thought you would like to know that our party thought this was the best tour we had ever been on, so pats on the back to us all. Trust all the rest of your tours are a success good luck"