BLUE PALACE A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA, CRETE, GREECE
Nestled on the famed coast of Elounda, Blue Palace’s spectacular views of Crete’s coastline from almost every angle will astonish. The resort is ultra-luxurious, providing the perfect hideaway for those seeking excellent service in a breathtaking beachfront location. With three outdoor swimming pools, five fabulous restaurants including Blue Door, a traditional Greek-style taverna on the water’s edge, award-winning Elounda Spa and private pebble beach mean there are plenty of wonders for you to revel in.
EXPLORE FURTHER: Just across from the resort lies the archaeological site of Spinalonga Island, where an impressive Venetian fort became a leper colony until 1957. And just 10 minutes walk away you can explore the traditional fishing village of Plaka.
7 nights from £1,319 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Bungalow Sea View on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 20% + complimentary upgrade to Half Board+ Spa treatment for bookings 7 nights or more.
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SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT, GRENADA
Stunningly set on the glorious white sands of Grand Anse beach, an experience at Spice Island is unquestionably luxurious and you will instantly feel enchanted by every aspect of our favourite family-owned resort. Our friend and owner, Sir Royston Hopkin, takes extremely good care of all of our guests. Offering the perfect combination of an unbeatable location, gracious hospitality and the highest standards in modern comfort and style, Spice Island is a beautiful base for exploring the wonders of Grenada. With an all-inclusive offering of an extremely high standard, it’s perfect for those seeking the ultimate foodie escape along with some serious pampering.
7 nights from £2,499 per person based on 2 adults sharing an Oleander Garden Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 20% Saving + $100 spa credit per person between 01 May - 15 Dec 2017.
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JADE MOUNTAIN, SAINT LUCIA
Steal yourself away to Saint Lucia’s most exclusive retreat. From the minute you arrive at Jade Mountain you know you have arrived somewhere very special. A stunning architectural feat, fabulously designed by owner, Nick Troubetzkoy, Jade Mountain is perched atop the verdant hill of Morne Chastanet, proffering indescribably beautiful panoramic views out to the iconic Pitons and beaches below. With individual bridges leading to your private infinity pool sanctuary, you will feel on top of the world; and with the fourth wall missing, you will wake up to your personal Piton view every day. During your stay your ‘Major Domo’ is on call 24hrs a day, they will take care of everything you will possibly need. When it comes to dining, the Jade Mountain Club combines exquisite food with spectacular views and don’t forget to visit the chocolate laboratory and organic farm. Seasonal menus devised by award-winning chef Allen Susser showcase modern fusion cuisine infused with bold Caribbean flavours. After dinner, take yourself to the Celestial Terrace, the most romantic spot for star-gazing. Jade Mountain guests have privileges at the adjoining sister resort Anse Chastanet.
7 nights from £3,799 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Sky Jacuzzi Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Every 3rd night free + complimentary upgrade to All-Inclusive + $100 spa voucher for stays over 5 nights.
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COTTON HOUSE, MUSTIQUE
Cotton House is an illustrious boutique hotel set in a beautifully converted 18th Century sugar plantation on the unspoilt paradise island of Mustique. The estate lies on the edge of the beach, tucked into a bright green wilderness of thick tropical gardens. Tristan Auer’s design gives Cotton House a sense of harmony with its gorgeous surroundings. The views out to sea from the spacious verandahs are stunning, and there couldn’t be a more romantic setting for spending an evening enjoying a cocktail than your private plunge pool. You’ll be enchanted by the little touches that make this boutique hotel stand out, from the scented candles and pillow menu in your room, to the gourmet hampers provided if you want to enjoy a private picnic on one of the island’s secluded beaches. Spend an elegant evening socialising with fellow guests over cocktails in the colonial-style Great Room and overlooking the serene lily pond.
7 nights from £2,439 per person including breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 9 pay 7 + $1,000 inter-island flight credit per room between 01 May - 20 Dec 2017.
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ELOUNDA BEACH HOTEL & VILLAS, CRETE, GREECE
The first hotel in Crete, Elounda Beach has more than withstood the test of time and still reigns as one of the most exclusive hotels in the Greek Islands. For an ultra-luxury experience, the Platinum Yachting Club section is home to the prestigious Yachting Villas, which boast two levels, private decks with heated pools, and stunning state-of-the-art interiors with views out to the spectacular marina. You’ll want for nothing; the service is flawless, the cuisine at Dionyssos restaurant is award-winning and the spa is renowned as one of the finest in Europe. All this is enhanced by days spent relaxing on the resort’s two private sandy beaches.
EXPLORE FURTHER: Explore Elounda village square with authentic Greek tavernas and views to the mystical island of Spinalonga.
7 nights from £1,239 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Classic Room Sea View on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 15% + £50 spa credit.
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ANSE CHASTANET, SAINT LUCIA
Renowned for its secluded location, wonderful views and pristine reef just off shore, Anse Chastanet is a nature lover’s paradise. Go scuba diving and snorkelling with the resort scuba centre or go hiking or mountain biking on miles of private resort trails. Whether you plan an active or simply relaxing holiday, the resort team will look after your every need. Set amidst a 600 acre private estate with 2 beaches, many of the rooms here boast stunning views of the Pitons, and have been individually designed with original works of art by local and international artists. The dining at Anse Chastanet is exceptional, with fresh seafood in abundance and there are many excursions nearby from climbing the Pitons, to visiting the volcano, or hiking up to breathtaking waterfalls.
- 2 soft sand beaches with excellent snorkelling and scuba diving options right off shore. The reef’s remarkable ecosystem is home to extraordinary tropical marine life, with over 150 species of fish.
- The resort operates its own 5-star PADI dive centre.
- 12 miles of resort trails for walking, hiking and birdwatching with
- Daily sunrise and sunset yoga.
- Organic farm and chocolate laboratory.
7 nights from £1,529 per person including breakfast.
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TURTLE BEACH BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
A beautiful beachfront getaway located on the vibrant south coast,
this popular all-inclusive all-suite resort is an adventure playground
for water babies, so making the most of the hotel’s extensive facilities and trying out the complimentary watersports on offer is a must.
Families will want for nothing; the Flying Fish Kids’ Club offers endless fun such as beach scavenger hunts, and ice lollies are served on the beach as a refreshing afternoon treat. The Freeze Ice Cream Parlour is a popular new addition, serving up ice cream sundaes and delicious milkshakes. Be sure to swing by their new Half Moon Coffee Bar and Deli for a signature latte.
7 nights from £1,779 per adult and £489 per child based on a family sharing an Ocean View Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary
room upgrade between now - 18 Dec 2017. First child stays free between now - 30 Sep 2017.
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CRYSTAL COVE BY ELEGANT RESORTS, BARBADOS
At this warm, award-winning and vibrant resort, oozing Caribbean
charm and a relaxed ambience, we love the refreshing three-tiered
lagoon pool, complimentary motorised watersports and the Beach
Ambassadors who take care of your every need. Offering an allinclusive holiday of a lifetime for families, children become ‘Bajan
Adventurers’ taking on fun island activities and playing beach cricket with the locals. You’ll also have access to the facilities of sister hotels, Colony Club and Tamarind, just along the west coast.
7 nights from £2,135 per adult and £499 per child based on a family sharing a Pool/Garden View Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary room upgrade between now - 18 Dec 2017. First child stays free between now - 30 Sep 2017.
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THE SANDPIPER, BARBADOS
WHERE TO GUARANTEE INTIMACY AND EXCLUSIVITY
When was the last time you really spoilt yourself? Treat yourself to a luxurious holiday in Barbados at one of the most exclusive family run boutique hotels in the West Indies - this is a favourite for those seeking an intimate atmosphere and the utmost privacy. A real bonus is having access to The Spa at sister hotel, Coral Reef Club, which off ers luxurious rejuvenation treatments. The Sandpiper is also renowned for its award-winning restaurant that is surrounded by a romantic torch-lit pond and tropical gardens. Executive Chef, Christophe Poupardin, is a master in creating dishes with a Caribbean flair as well as fusion dishes from Europe and Asia. Don’t miss Harold’s Beach Bar for sundown cocktails and fabulous lunches.
7 nights from £2,095 per person including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + four complimentary dinners for two + a 30 minute spa treatment per person between 7 May - 28 Oct 2017.
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COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU, MALDIVES
Fringed by one of the most glorious white sand beaches in the Maldives and surrounded by a lagoon of bright turquoise water and coral reefs, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is in an amazing location for a romantic beach escape enjoying abounding luxuries. This resort is about getting away from it all and enjoying a slower pace of life. Villas don’t have televisions so you can reconnect and truly unwind. The private cinema, in typical Coco style, is perfect for spending an evening sitting back, relaxing and cuddling up to watch a movie under the stars.
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: Enjoy a private picnic on a deserted island as the two of you escape for a full day trip with a luxury hamper in tow. In the evening, enjoy the romance of a private five course dining experience for two under the pergola on the tip of the island, or on the beach under the stars.
7 nights from £1,555 per person based on 2 adults sharing an Ocean Front Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 60% +complimentary upgrade from Full Board to All-Inclusive between now - 31 Oct 2017.
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FORT YOUNG, DOMINICA
ort Young is an historic hotel located on the waterfront in the heart of Dominica’s capital, Roseau. We recommend the Oceanfront Rooms for the extra space and dramatic setting, and you can enjoy amazing views over the Caribbean Sea from the oceanfront pool and lovely sundeck. For those who want to explore a little further, there’s a whole host of excursions, from rainforest hikes, to ocean kayaking, bird watching and scuba diving. And during whale watching season, you’ve got a great chance of spotting sperm whales right in front of the hotel.
- Fort Young’s on-site PADI dive centre offers a range of courses for all experience levels, and with its own jetty, diving excursions are really convenient, with many of the best dive sites less than 20 minutes away by boat.
- Don’t miss the unique opportunity to dive amongst the volcanic bubbles at Champagne reef.
- Explore the vast submerged volcanic crater at Scotts Head Marine Reserve, with abundant marine life, huge dropoffs and walls, colourful pinnacles and bubbling underwater fumaroles.
- The underwater creatures surrounding Dominica are incredibly rare, such as frogfish, flying gurnards, flamingo tongue snails, golden crinoids and Caribbean reef squid.
7 nights from £1,259 per person on Room Only.
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Anatara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Maldives
The beautiful Maldivian beaches at Anantara Dhigu seem naturally
designed to set the scene for your dream honeymoon. Each day you can pick a new spot to enjoy blissful peace and quiet. The Over Water Suites offer a romantic sunken bath with stunning ocean vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows, marrying luxurious accommodation with the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. Your honeymoon can be dreamily relaxed, but the natural lagoon is right there to explore on daily guided snorkelling trips.
We recommend diving on the house wreck, a short boat ride away, or trying the underwater rocket which will have you zipping along like a dolphin at 20km per hour! With three sensational restaurants here and access to three more at Anantara’s sister hotel, Anantara Veli, foodies will love the variety of cuisines to indulge in.
7 nights from £2,229 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Sunrise Beach Villa on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 50% + complimentary Half Board + complimentary 60 minute massage per person between now - 27 Dec 2017.
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BELMOND MAROMA, MEXICO
An exquisite boutique hotel in a peaceful setting, surrounded by towering coconut palms on the glorious Riviera Maya. An experience here is guaranteed to be sublimely luxurious and romantic in every way; you can indulge in wellness treatments at the world-class Spa which has been voted Best Spa in Mexico and Latin America by Condé Nast Traveller, enjoy pristine white sandy beaches and discover the rich ancient culture of the Mayans by visiting mesmerising ruins very close by. The rooms here are stunning, with original artwork and hand-painted tiles, combining chic style with Mexican colour. The sun sets every evening, 1,000 candles are lit in the gardens, illuminating the pathways and creating a very special, romantic ambience and a sight that will take your breath away.
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: Splash out on a particularly romantic treat for two – Belmond Maroma’s ‘Evening Under The Moon & Stars’ treats you to a relaxing beachside massage by moonlight to the sound of the waves. The indulgence continues in your room, which is decorated with candles and flower petals. Finish the evening with chocolatecovered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne.
7 nights from £1,969 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + one complimentary dinner for two between 01 Jun - 31 Oct 2017.
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MOON PALACE CANCUN, MEXICO
Moon Palace is a spectacular action-packed resort fringed by a white sand beach, the perfect place for an all-inclusive family holiday. The generous all-inclusive plan includes countless activities, and with seven swimming pools, a golf course, a mini-golf course and even a FlowRider surf simulator, you’ll be spoilt for choice of what to do each day, but the stunning beach is always there for a lazy day in the sunshine. Moon Palace’s ‘Playroom’ kids’ club is also one of the most impressive on the Riviera Maya - complete with two playgrounds, its own theatre and various games rooms, your little beach babies are guaranteed to have fun and make friends.
7 nights from £1,995 per adult and £669 per child based on a family sharing a Deluxe Resort View Room on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 15% + kids stay free + $1,500 resort credit between 22 Jun - 19 Aug + complimentary room upgrade in October.
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COLONY CLUB BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
WHERE TO ENJOY A FOODIE EXPERIENCE
A tropical haven of tranquillity in a wonderful beachfront location, we love the relaxed Bajan ambience at Colony Club. The Luxury Poolside Rooms have direct access to the stunning pool for early morning dips, and there’s an impressive range of complimentary watersports at the on site Aqua School. This is the perfect place to indulge in delicious but healthy food on holiday, as the resort has a fantastic new menu incorporating fresh vegetables and fruit straight from their organic garden. The Lobster & Jazz Evening under the stars is not to be missed; spend an evening dancing to live music on this gorgeous Barbados beach.
7 nights from £1,569 per person including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary room upgrade on selected dates. Kids stay free between 01 June - 22 Oct 2017.
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HERMITAGE BAY, ANTIGUA
Alluring guests with an intimate beach, superb watersports and an amazing spa, Hermitage Bay is one of the best luxury all-inclusive hotels in the Caribbean. Privately owned, this secluded and romantic hideaway is perfect for couples who want to completely switch off . Daily changing menus off er a variety of gorgeous food and the hotel can arrange dinner on the beach to make your evenings even more special. From the private outdoor showers to the day beds and plunge pools, this place just oozes romance.
7 nights from £3,999 per person on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% + complimentary spa treatment between now - 20 Dec 2017.
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FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA, MEXICO
Set on a stunning stretch of beach on the Riviera Maya between mystical mangroves and crystal-clear canals, luxury and nature exist side by side at this incredible retreat. Fairmont Mayakoba is one of our favourite family-friendly hotels in Mexico with five amazing swimming pools, one of which is kids only with a water-slide. The Discovery Club & Adventure Camp provides outdoor activities, or you can take the whole family out on a boat trip along the lagoon to spot spider-monkeys and turtles. If you’d prefer a little relaxation whilst the kids are being entertained, indulge in treatments inspired by ancient Mayan techniques at the impressive Willow Stream Spa.
7 nights from £1,385 per adult and £599 per child based on a family sharing a Fairmont View Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 60% + complimentary room upgrade between now - 15 Dec 2017.
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TAMARIND BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
WHERE TO FIND AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS
At the colourful Tamarind, you’ll be spoilt with spectacular ocean views, contemporary rooms and a relaxed atmosphere. Kids and teens will be busy making friends in the Flying Fish Kids Club and Club Tamarind or splashing away in the three swimming pools or enjoying the complimentary watersports. We particularly love Tamarind’s ‘Elegantly Bajan’ initiatives that encourage guests to explore local Bajan culture to enrich your family holiday experience.
7 nights from £1,485 per adult and £499 per child including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary room upgrade between now - 18 Dec 2017. Kids stay free between 01 June - 22 Oct 2017.
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THE HOUSE, BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
WHERE TO BE ROMANTIC
Exclusively for adults, this peaceful all-suite retreat offers the perfect luxury escape for hopeless romantics. You’ll be pampered from the moment you arrive with 24 hour ambassador service. Start your stay with a 30 minute jet lag massage a Champagne breakfast served in a stylish open-air lounge, then later enjoy a delightful afternoon tea -all complimentary. Of course, having Daphne’s, one of the island’s best restaurants, next door is more than enough reason to choose this luxurious and elegant retreat.
7 nights from £2,125 per person including Champagne breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 50% + complimentary room upgrade between 01 Jun - 18 Dec 2017.
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CORAL REEF, BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
WHERE TO INDULGE IN A WELLNESS RETREAT
One of our most treasured family-owned luxury resorts on the tropical shores of Barbados, and the epitome of West Indian elegance. At Coral Reef Club you will experience the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, the O’Hara family, who place personal service as a high priority. You can expect delightful special touches such as complimentary homemade fresh fruit sorbets served on the beach each morning. We recommend trying The Spa Wellness Retreats to achieve profound restoration for the body and senses through personalised exercise programmes, relaxing spa treatments and healthy culinary options. Wellness Retreats run from 12 – 19 May and 20 -27 October 2017.
7 nights from £2,095 per person including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + four complimentary dinners + a 30 minute spa treatment per person between 07 May - 28 Oct 2017.
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PARADISUS PUNTA CANA RESORT & THE RESERVE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Perfect for a family holiday, the list of exciting things to do is positively bounteous, and the kids’ club think of everything that might be on your child’s holiday wish list; water balloon fights, crafts workshops, dance classes, movie nights and pirate parties are only the half of it. Why not try out windsurfing lessons as a family and spend your days having fun all together on the crystalline waters, or take the kids boogie-boarding, although they might never want to come back onto dry land! The oversized, all-suite accommodation is ideal for families to relax and spread out, and we recommend the Family Concierge Suites, which come with fantastic extras such as kids’ pillow menus and evening turn down service with milk and cookies. With a staggering twelve restaurants to choose from, you’ll never grow bored of the culinary treats in store at this foodie hot-spot - for something extra-special, treat your family to an evening of fine dining at Passion by Martin Berasategui, one of the world’s most brilliant chefs.
7 nights from £1,419 per adult and £669 per child based on a family sharing a Paradisus Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + kids stay free between 01 May -
31 Oct 2017.
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CARLISLE BAY, ANTIGUA
Carlisle Bay steals the show in Antigua, offering the finest experience of beach luxury with an unquestionably trendy vibe. It is situated on a gorgeous bay where there are no other resorts, the perfect destination for beach lovers to escape to. There’s an instant sense of calm and relaxation here, but there’s also plenty to do; towards the end of the bay lie beautiful mangroves, which families in particular will love on gentle kayaking trips together. We love the spacious Carlisle Suites which have three bedrooms, a living/dining area and kitchen, perfect for larger families. At the end of the beach you’ll find the fabulous adult-only Jetty Grill Restaurant, overlooking the water and capturing the most phenomenal sunsets.
7 nights from £ 2,785 per person including breakfast.
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Our expert Travel Adviser, Helen Baker, came back from the Maldives completely bowled over by Baros. Here’s why she recommends it as the ultimate romantic escape for a once in a lifetime honeymoon:
“You’ll be hard pushed to find a more romantic bolthole than Baros, where simple pleasures are elevated into something truly special. Think sinking your toes in sugar-soft white sand whilst rustling palm fronds blow overhead; private yoga lessons on a deserted sandbank at sunrise; this boutique private island, which exudes style and charm by the bucket load. Baros is so catch-your-breath spectacular I’m struggling to find a box it doesn’t tick. While it’s ringed by sun-kissed shores and turquoise water, for a tropical island it’s surprisingly green. And the diving is superb, with a fabulous house reef. Or how about simply chilling out in the brand new infinity pool? Villas are dotted amongst the lush vegetation: I loved the Deluxe Beach Villas with their exotic open-air bathrooms nestled amongst your very own walled tropical garden – perfectly private for honeymooners. I’ve also got to recommend the Water Pool Villas, complete with expansive decks and private sunken pools. Your own ‘villa host’ will make sure everything runs smoothly from the moment they scoop you up at the airport (it’s just a 20-minute speedboat transfer) to advising you on the best daytrips to experience. Make time to slope off to the small but stylish spa for couples’ pampering before sampling one of the three mouth-watering restaurants on off er. Then hit Sails Bar for a nightcap – think live music, cocktail in hand and feet in the sand. I guarantee this is a honeymoon you’ll be talking about for the rest of your lives.”
ROMANTIC TOUCHES: Enjoy a private dinner on your own Piano Deck. Shaped like a grand piano, it is poised above the translucent lagoon – totally unique and a dining experience to remember.
7 nights from £1,899 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Villa including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + complimentary sunset cruise between 01 May - 30 Sep 2017.
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JAMAICA INN, JAMAICA
Jamaica Inn, at Ocho Rios, will charm you with its elegance and style. Set on a private white sand cove, all the suites are stunning, with unique open air balconies and spectacular views. It’s all about chilling out here, with its fabulous Ocean Spa, and fantastic staff that will ensure you experience the trip of a lifetime. This luxurious retreat off ers activities for exploring Jamaica’s beautiful coastline, including kayaking, sunfi sh sailing, and snorkelling.
7 nights from £1,735 per person on Room Only. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 pay 5 between 01 May - 31 Oct + complimentary room upgrade + $150 resort credit between 01 Sept - 31 Oct 2017.
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LILY BEACH RESORT AND SPA, MALDIVES
Lily Beach on the stunning Huvahendhoo Island brings a premium all-inclusive concept to the Maldives – perfect for spending precious time together without having to lift a finger. Relax on powder white sands and make the most of the excellent house reef just metres from the shore, great for snorkellers or divers to spot stingrays and manta rays.
OUR INDULGENCE GUIDE
Stay: The Sunset Water Suites off er the ultimate treat for a restful holiday, with breathtaking ocean views, direct lagoon access and a larger Jacuzzi pool.
Dine: Expect fresh lobster at Lily Maa, Indian and Chinese Fusion Dishes at Tamarind and a culinary spectacle at AQVA Bar watching skilled teppanyaki chefs prepare fresh Japanese cuisine right before your eyes.
Experience: There’s an abundance of watersports to try, but we particularly love the trips to the local fishing village, sunset cruises, or taking kayaks onto the clear waters to spot marine life below.
Indulge: For something extra-special, indulge in the Tasting Menu by Moonlight at Les Turquoise D’Aqua – you won’t regret it!
7 nights from £2,919 per person on All-Inclusive.
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THE RITZ-CARLTON DUBAI
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai lies on one of the most pristine stretches of white sand beach in the whole of the UAE. The vast Mediterranean-style hotel is a vision of opulence and serenity, adorned by beautifully landscaped gardens, with six pools, nine bars and restaurants and a luxury spa. And you couldn’t be better located to explore the wonders of the city; the most luxurious desert playground in the world. Upgrade to Club Level for an exceptional experience to really indulge. With a dedicated concierge service to ensure your stay is seamless and lavish from start to fi nish. Relax into your exclusive location in the hotel, where our favourite rooms open out to beautiful Arabian Gulf views from spacious balconies. Club lounge off ers daily afternoon tea, premium wines and spirits, lunch and a space to relax and unwind. The Ritz-Carlton is known for its luxurious Spa, which is undoubtedly one of its highlights, offering Eastern and European treatments as well as a traditional hammam. And not to be missed, the Bedouin-style dining at Amaseena is an amazing experience of traditional food and culture, and completely atmospheric under the stars as you listen to live music.
5 nights from £1,169 per person on Half Board.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Special saving + complimentary Half Board + spa credit per person between now - 23 Dec 2017.
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THE LANDINGS BY ELEGANT HOTELS, SAINT LUCIA
This magnificent luxury resort with spacious villa suites is ideally located on a breathtaking beach with the wonders of Saint Lucia right on your doorstep to explore. Families enjoy plenty of space and privacy, the style is modern and beautifully furnished, with spectacular ocean and marina views. You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many activities to try; the kids will have endless fun in the two swimming pools and at the tennis club, and the sheltered waters
of Rodney Bay are ideal for families looking to take up watersports. Don’t miss lunch at Callaloo on the beach, serving delicious island dishes.
7 nights from £1,615 per adult and £489 per child based on a family sharing a One Bedroom Marina View Villa Suite including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 50% + kids stay free + $100 resort credit per week for stays between now - 25 Dec 2017.
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JA MANAFARU, MALDIVES
For a once in a lifetime experience for the whole family JA Manafaru really offers it all. Stay in one of the multi-bedroom beach villas which offer two storeys of pure luxury. Complete with infinity pools, private spa treatment rooms, outdoor bathrooms, private beaches and a dedicated experience host, this will become your very own slice of paradise.
The team here love getting creative with bespoke experiences, so if you’re looking for a celebratory dinner or family friendly activity, they will happily organise something that will be remembered forever. If you just want to enjoy the facilities on offer there is a dive centre, water sports including jet-skiing, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking or play a friendly game of tennis or volleyball. Dinner will be a culinary journey with seven world class dining options all offering a kaleidoscope of flavours. And when the sun has set, head back to your villa and enjoy family competitions on the Wii games console or fall about laughing with your own karaoke machine.
7 nights from £2,759 per person including breakfast.
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EAST WINDS, SAINT LUCIA
Tucked away in tropical gardens, relax into the private and intimate ambience at East Winds. It epitomises informal luxury and is absolute heaven for foodies and wine buff s. With a fabulous allinclusive offering, the cuisine and wine list at the Flamboyant Room restaurant are outstanding. We love the newly refurbished Ocean Front Cottages for a real sense of tranquillity, and the swim-up pool bar, where a recipe book is provided so that you can mix your own refreshing cocktails. While away your days chilling out on the beach, enjoying yoga or snorkelling in the crystal clear sea.
7 nights from £2,275 per person on All-Inclusive.
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YOUNG ISLAND, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Combine Robinson Crusoe with barefoot escapism and you get Young Island; a relaxed boutique hotel located on its own private island. From your charming cottage or suite you’ll enjoy laid-back living and spectacular views. There’s plenty to keep you entertained, with a swimming pool, tennis court, watersports and the delightful Spa Kalina sitting amongst the tropical foliage. We particularly love the swim-up coconut bar, which is anchored just off the beach.
7 nights from £1,975 per person on All-Inclusive.
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MARIGOT BAY RESORT & MARINA BY CAPELLA, SAINT LUCIA
‘’There have been so many highlights to my Saint Lucia holiday, I’m not sure where to begin! The scenery from my beautiful suite is simply stunning; I could gaze out at the gorgeous bay all day long and never grow bored. Our three - bedroom suite is perfect, with plenty of space, and I’ve become so attached to my glorious private balcony. I’ve been dipping into my hot tub first thing every morning, watching as the island comes to life, and then sinking into it again in the evening with a cocktail and enjoying the amazing Caribbean sunset – life doesn’t get much more idyllic than this!
I’ve hardly left the fabulous infinity pools all week - the floating loungers are just too inviting! And it’s so easy taking the ferry over to LaBas Beach for a chilled out day on the sand. They’ve recently restored the beach, so it’s completely paradisaical – soft, glisteningly white and impossibly picturesque. If I would recommend just one thing you have to do at Marigot Bay, it would be the rum tasting at the Rum Cave – it was the most fun evening and we did a course with every type of rum which was
On my birthday the hotel arranged an amazing private dinner in the Treehouse - the menu and food were fi rst-class. I certainly won’t be forgetting such an atmospheric birthday celebration! Every meal has been full of island flavour, fresh sushi at The Brut
Bar being my absolute favourite. We are even being constantly surprised by the amazing staff by the pool, who bring little treats to our loungers, like fresh fruit smoothies and caramelised popcorn lollipops – you can see the children all love it!
The ‘Personal Assistants’ helped us book loads of adventures; scuba diving was incredible, visiting the rainforest on quad bikes was defi nitely the most exciting day, and hiking the Pitons was one of the most spectacular hikes I think I will ever do. They really made sure we experienced the very best of Saint Lucia. I haven’t had to lift a finger since I touched down, but my most indulgent day was in the Auriga Spa – it’s an open-air oasis of calm and I fell into complete Zen-mode during my massage as I looked out to the tropical greenery all around – so relaxing!"
7 nights from £1,539 per person including breakfast.
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18 Dec 2017.
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SUGAR BEACH, A VICEROY RESORT, SAINT LUCIA
Sugar Beach lies on a breathtaking bay tucked between the extraordinary Pitons for which Saint Lucia is famed – a luxurious destination for blissful escapism. With over 100 acres of stunning natural surroundings, superb restaurants and a fabulous spa, you’ll enjoy the very best of everything at this incredible luxury resort. The gorgeous rooms range from beachfront villas with direct access to the sand, to stunning hillside villas with private plunge pools overlooking the Pitons. And if that wasn’t enough, every room comes with dedicated butler service. For those looking for adventure, Sugar Beach is a fabulous fit – there is a National Marine Reserve just off shore, where the diving and snorkelling is exceptional; there are hiking trails leading to waterfalls and zip lining in the rainforest nearby. To relax treat yourself in the fabulous Rainforest Spa, housed in tree-house style gazebos hidden amongst the tropical foliage. And for an evening of luxury fine-dining, try the super stylish Cane Bar, serving an Asian inspired evening menu and speciality rums.
7 nights from £1,799 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Sugar Mill Luxury Room including breakfast.
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