DO YOU WANT TO FULLY INDULGE, OR TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF ON YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY?
WE’VE HAND-PICKED A SELECTION OF HOLIDAYS WHERE YOU CAN DETOX OR RETOX.
LILY BEACH RESORT & 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.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + complimentary room upgrade + 2 kids stay free between 01 May - 31 Oct 2017.
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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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BODYHOLIDAY, SAINT LUCIA
YOUR DETOX HEAVEN
BodyHoliday is a dream destination offering the most comprehensive wellness experience in the Caribbean. Guests staying at this beautiful beachfront resort are promised an energising, revitalising and soothing stay, making the most of superb watersports, outdoor activities and personalised exercise classes, all included. Perfect for spa lovers, sporty types and single travellers, at BodyHoliday you will enjoy complimentary water aerobics, scuba diving training and fantastic dining options – on that basis alone, we are sold – but it’s the 50-minute spa treatments each day that make this an exceptional wellness experience.
7 nights from £1,899 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Luxury Room on All-Inclusive or £2,119 per person based on 1 adult in a Standard Garden View Room.
OFFER: Special saving between now - 02 Jan 2018.
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SEPTEMBER SOLOS, BODYHOLIDAY, SAINT LUCIA
27 AUGUST – 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
The September Solos retreat at BodyHoliday is perfect for single travellers or groups of friends looking to enjoy an active holiday where you are bound to meet like-minded people. Caribtours exclusively offers Single Garden Rooms at BodyHoliday, which are perfect for these retreats. Here are our top reasons to escape to Saint Lucia for your very own September Solos getaway:
- The social atmosphere is great and easy to get involved in, whilst indulging in a combination
of sport, spa and relaxation.
- You can do as much or as little as you like, and if you’re in search of an inspiring destination to kick start your health drive, Saint Lucia’s mountains, rainforest and sandy beaches are unbeatable.
- Your days can be filled with yoga, zipline tours, watersports and fun sports tournaments, all with outstanding trainers who will work with you directly to achieve your goals.
- You can focus on health and well-being with a personalised schedule of spa treatments and holistic exercise classes, to get the pampering you’ve been looking for.
- In the evenings the atmosphere is fun and relaxed, guests get to know each other over sunset cruises and group dinners, and you’ll come home feeling like a whole new person.
7 nights from £2,169 per person on All-Inclusive.
SINGLE GARDEN VIEW AND LUXURY ROOMS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO CARIBTOURS DURING SEPTEMBER SOLOS.
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WAVES HOTEL & SPA BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS
Opened in August 2016, this mind and wellness retreat nestled on a beautiful beachside cliff is one of our favourite all-inclusive hotels in Barbados. The hotel’s promotion of healthy eating and cultural activities provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and feel utterly revitalised. Enjoy complimentary activities such as daily yoga and Pilates, try something new each day to make the most of the fabulous offerings. Foodies will delight in the fresh dining options including Mediterranean inspired fare at the ocean front restaurant Seascape and sushi and Asian cuisine at Shiso.
7 nights from £1,789 per person on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 35% between now - 04 Jan 2018. First child stays free between now - 30 Sep 2017.
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CAP MAISON, SAINT LUCIA
Cap Maison is a boutique, Spanish-style hacienda resort with epic views, spacious suites and attentive staff – perfect for an ultra-indulgent holiday. You can look forward to creative menus and fine wines from the resort’s extensive cellar. Maison dining experience as ‘’Fresh, Foodie, and Fabulous’’, shares his secrets:
What can guests expect from The Cliff and the Naked Fisherman restaurants?
“The Cliff is French contemporary Caribbean cuisine. Discovering new flavours and textures is an experience that will stay with you forever. The Naked Fisherman is relaxed beach fantasy meets foodie fantasia in the most laid back setting possible.’’
What’s your favourite dish on the menu?
“The conch & tuna ceviche is perfect to eat whilst listening to the Caribbean waves crashing against the rocks beneath the restaurant. It’s so fresh and all the seafood is caught in sight of your table.’
Where do you source your produce from?
‘’I get most things from Castries market, which is always a memorable experience of sights, sounds and smells. Colourfully dressed ladies from outlying villages, heads often wrapped in African twirls, come to sell their variety of produce. There’s row after row of every imaginable fruit, herb, spice and vegetable. I also have a farmer who forages the countryside for me, so you can imagine how my daily changing menu is always so fresh and local.’’
What is your favourite dish to prepare?
‘’Lobster for its texture, bright colours and fl avour. I use the lobster to make a ravioli dish, which has a lot of technical skill and utilizes a lot of the island spices & aromats. Making the pasta and moulding it into the perfect ravioli, just getting very physical with the food - can’t get better than that.’’
You were voted Caribbean Chef of the Year for 2016. What brought you to Cap Maison?
‘’I’ve been at Cap Maison nearly nine years. In my fi rst job I fell in love with the buzz, the vibe and the energy from the kitchen. I went on to work at numerous Relais&Chateaux properties with a total of 13 Michelin-stars between them. At 24 I became Head Chef of a Michelin star hotel and at 25 was awarded a Michelin Red M. My restless energy brought me to the Caribbean, where I was named Saint Lucian Chef of the Year for 4 years in a row; the only chef to receive this accolade in the Caribbean. Now at Cap Maison my food is evolving with the natural textures, colours and culture of Saint Lucia, which provide me with a rich source of inspiration.’’
7 nights from £1,895 per person including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 40% between now - 23 Dec 2017.
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MAURITIUS TENNIS COACHING WEEK WITH ANDREW CASTLE
This September our sister company, The Private Travel Company, is hosting a fabulous week of professional tennis coaching in Mauritius with Andrew Castle. We caught up with the former GB No.1, now BBC tennis commentator, to find out a bit more about his
holiday habits and tennis career…
What is your favourite country to visit? – “I have no one favourite country, I just love getting away sometimes. The sun is vital and my wife Sophia and I try to find it between October and April. The Caribbean works beautifully at that time.”
What is your best holiday memory & why? – “Kefalonia was special 5 years ago because we were all together. Times like this are rare because the children are not children anymore, Georgina is 24 and Claudia 22 and they both have full time jobs. We have travelled a lot together as a family, but Sophia and I look back at a great holiday before the children came along at BodyHoliday in St Lucia as special - newly marrieds you see! We still have friends from that trip.”
Who in your family plans and books your holidays? – “Sophia is a diligent and committed holiday booker. Bits of paper and phone numbers scribbled everywhere. She likes to talk to people who give good information rather than just sell a holiday. It helps if the person
has actually been there.”
Lie on a sunbed with a good book or get active/play golf/go sailing/
play tennis etc? – “I am active on holiday, so is Sophia. I used to do everything in the fi rst 4 days then collapse, now I am calmer. We love sailing, Sophia is a good water skier and will always play tennis, it’s a nice way to meet people. We like a gym too. Sophia will devour books but I can’t be bothered, I read all the newspapers every day because of my presenting job at LBC and I try to get away from the written word and rediscover my brain.”
Best travel gadget/accessory/piece of kit you’ve owned? – “My noise cancelling headphones, they are right up there with water in the essentials list. There is so much noise in the world and airplanes are a very noisy place!”
How did you get into tennis? Was there one person/thing that inspired you? – “Because of my older brother, David. He was and is an excellent sportsman, so whenever he needed a backboard, wicket keeper or goalkeeper I was there. Being 7 years older than me I had to learn fast. We played tennis at Taunton Green and I fell head over heels in love with the game on Day 1. My 1st lesson was with Major Sam Brancker - David gave me the last 10 minutes of his lesson. Sam was a huge character, he became Millfi eld School, Somerset and Regional coach as well as Chairman of the Professional Tennis Coaches Association and would go on to be one of the most influential men in my life.”
What was the best match of your pro Tennis career? – “Really impossible to say, but at the US Clay court Championships I beat Guillermo Perez Roldan of Argentina. He had risen into the top 20 by winning a few big events in Europe and I was expected to get crushed. I won in 2 sets and Andre Agassi came up to me in the locker room and asked me how I’d done it. Cool!”
What was your favourite venue? – “It was and remains Wimbledon. especially when the planes from La Guardia took off right over the stadium. I played Boris Becker in a 4 setter there on Saturday night once, I had set points to go into a 5th set but he got lucky! I stayed up late that night and hit the city hard!.”