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CONTENTS

WELCOME Welcome to the latest edition of The Luxury Travel Magazine from Caribtours. Now that summer’s behind us, you might be glad to see the back of temperatures reaching high into the twenties. If you’re still longing for some sunshine though, my talented team have plenty of options to inspire you. Extend your summer with funpacked family resorts or couples-only hideaways. As always, our team has been travelling the globe to seek out new resorts and revisit old favourites. In this edition, you’ll find out about Fiona’s extensive trip around South Africa, Atlyn’s week in Barbados, and Amy’s St. Kitts and Nevis twin centre. My award-winning team take great pride in crafting the most perfect holidays imaginable, and negotiating the very best offers, so you can benefit from the best prices in luxury travel.

FESTIVE FUN

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Do Christmas differently this year

A WORLD OF WELLBEING HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA

forward to sharing it with you.

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Fiona reports back from her wild adventure in South Africa

THE BEAUTY OF BARBADOS

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Atlyn shares her thoughts on one of our favourite islands

FAMILY FUN

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Where to escape with the whole brood

DESIGN DREAMS

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Amazing architecture and intriguing interiors

TOTALLY TROPICAL

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Discover the balmy beauty of the Caribbean

LOVE BY CARIBTOURS

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Our perfect picks for proposals, weddings and honeymoons

CULINARY ADVENTURES Welcome to Our Beautiful World; we look

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Sumptuous spas, mindful dining and rejuvenating yoga retreats

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Hotels with hot culinary offerings

AFFORDABLE LUXURY

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We seek out luxury at exceptional value

TWIN CENTRES

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Double up on your holiday

ACTIVE HOLIDAYS

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Tennis and fitness breaks

Paul Cleary MANAGING DIRECTOR, CARIBTOURS

On the front cover: One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius.

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SWAP THE SCARF FOR A SARONG THIS YEAR AND HEAD TO A RESORT THAT’S BATHED IN SUNSHINE AND SERVING UP CHRISTMAS WITH A T WIST.

SPICE ISL AND BEACH RESORT GRENADA

Guests are treated like dear friends at the family owned and run Spice Island, and the warmth and goodwill of the Christmas period only heightens the sense of home from home you’ll feel when setting foot in this idyllic paradise. Christmas here is always a grand affair, with entertainment including live musicians and performers, from steel pan bands to soulful choirs. Wake up to a glass of bubbly and bountiful breakfast, savour sumptuous Caribbean buffets and join the owners, Sir Royston and Lady Hopkin, for cocktails in the courtyard. Christmas dinner is taken at the oceanfront Oliver’s Restaurant and you can expect it to be traditional-style with all the trimmings. New Year’s Eve is just as big an event, with music and dancing followed by fireworks lighting up the sky at midnight. 7 nights from £2,739 per person sharing an Oleander Ocean/Garden View Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + complimentary half-day island tour.

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FESTIVE FUN

COLONY CLUB BY ELEGANT HOTELS BARBADOS

Meandering lagoon pools, acres of well-tended tropical gardens and exceptional cuisine are hallmarks of Colony Club. At Christmas the resort puts on a very special programme of events, entertainment and activities, blending the traditional with the modern to create a Christmas to please everyone. Last year’s jam-packed Christmas itinerary included sandcastle competitions, beach cricket, á la carte meals with live entertainment, and a charity fashion show – we can’t wait to find out what’s in store this December! One thing’s for sure – the sumptuous Gala Christmas dinner in the open-air Laguna restaurant will be just as irresistible as it was last year. 7 nights from £1,549 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 40% + $100 Food & Beverage credit.

PAR ADISUS PL AYA DEL CARMEN L A PERL A ME XICO Escape from the usual this year and head to a resort that’s brimming with so many restaurants, bars and facilities that you can enjoy Christmas however you please, whether that’s by spending December 25th snorkelling and feasting on Mexican food, or treating yourself to some festive pampering at the spa and being served margaritas poolside. The adults-only Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is crammed with an impressive 14 restaurants and 16 bars along with next-door sister resort, the more family friendly La Esmeralda, so you can be assured of a Christmas that’s full of variety. 7 nights from £1,739 per person sharing a Paradisus Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 40% + up to $1,500 resort credit.

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A WORLD OF With wellness a growing trend, there’s no shortage of hotels and resorts that offer a comprehensive range of spa and fitness facilities, as well as restaurants serving fresh and healthy cuisine. Holidaying is becoming less about hedonism and more about health, with people trading sun loungers for yoga mats, and decadence for detoxing. Here, we take a look at where to go when wellness facilities are at the forefront of your holiday wish list.

SUGAR BEACH, A VICEROY RESORT SAINT LUCIA

Thatched-roof treehouses high up on stilts, in amongst the untamed foliage and melodic sounds of the jungle, comprise the spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. At The Rainforest Spa, you can tune into the natural brook that flows between the treehouses, and the harmonies of tropical birds as you relax into a bamboo massage, hot rock therapy or chocolate scrub. Further unwind post treatment by dipping into a waterfall-fed natural plunge pool. Treatments are free from chemicals, applying beauty secrets Saint Lucians have sworn by for centuries. Facial treatments utilise products by multi-award-winning skincare brand, Natura Bisse, which was recently named the very first Official Skincare Brand of the discerning Forbes Travel Guide. 7 nights from £2,269 per person sharing a Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Room on Room Only. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% + complimentary room upgrade.

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A WORLD OF WELLNESS

ZEMI BEACH HOUSE HOTEL & SPA ANGUILLA

A 300-year-old Thai house is the setting for the awardwinning spa at Zemi Beach. Painstakingly transported over from Thailand a few decades ago, today, the building acts as the soothing setting for calm-inducing and healing rituals and treatments. The spa complex itself comprises 15,000 feet, and influences from the East are woven throughout, including an oriental meditation garden lined with orchids. The Caribbean’s ancient Taino people have also had an influence, and guests are encouraged to visit for a treatment and linger for the whole day in order to experience the purifying Taino bathing ritual where herbs and ointments are applied to the body before guests relax in the sun on the Bohique Mud Deck, dry off and then wash everything away. 7 nights from £2,345 per person sharing a Superior Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + complimentary three-course dinner.

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MINDFUL DINING

BODYHOLIDAY SAINT LUCIA

BodyHoliday offers the most comprehensive wellness centre in the Caribbean and its status as a beacon of health and vitality is clear. An extensive programme of fitness classes, sports and activities, along with daily spa treatments and experts on hand to help you towards achieving your goals, all come as standard as part of the broad all-inclusive plan. It should be stressed though that despite being a world-leading wellness resort, BodyHoliday is all about balance and choice, not restraint and restriction. There are five excellent restaurants, including pan-Asian fine dining, a casual Italian grill, fresh juice bar and tempting sushi and sashimi station. One day, you could be learning about organic gardening, picking your own herbs and creating a vegan feast with the Rastafarian chef at I-tal, and the next, clay-oven-fresh pizza washed down with white wine at the Pavilion Grill. If you’d like, you can even receive a fully-personalised meal plan before arrival by submitting your goals and any dietary restrictions through the online portal. Chefs will then tailor each meal for you individually. 7 nights from £2,515 per person sharing a Luxury Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 40%.

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YOGA BEYOND THE USUAL

A WORLD OF WELLNESS

DOMES OF ELOUNDA CRETE, GREECE

While some variations on yoga are slightly too off-piste for most of us (anyone for a spot of ‘doga’? Remember to bring your dog), one style we’d definitely recommend to hesitant yoga traditionalists is aqua yoga. Head to Domes of Elounda in Crete and you can practise your asanas in a low-impact way. It’s especially good for those who find traditional practise difficult because of joint or mobility problems. Once you’ve finished, you can relax with a treatment at the spa, with complimentary areas including a sauna, hammam, steam bath and Jacuzzi. 7 nights from £899 per person sharing a One Bedroom Suite Garden View with Outdoor Jacuzzi on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% + €100 resort credit.

‘ THE PERFECT MATCH’ AT CURTAIN BLUFF ANTIGUA

Yoga is good for both body and mind, but have you considered pairing a yoga holiday with another sport, such as tennis? At Curtain Bluff this November, British tennis star Annabel Croft will be combining her love of yoga, Pilates and tennis with a week of wellness at Curtain Bluff Resort in Antigua. Guests will be able to join her for tennis training and drills, yoga, Pilates and, of course, all the fabulous facilities of one of the most exclusive all inclusives in the Caribbean. During downtime, go snorkelling, relax on one of two fully-serviced beaches or unwind at the spa. Even if you can’t make it to The Perfect Match week in November, you can enjoy all the resort’s fabulous facilities, including tennis courts and yoga classes, year-round. 7 nights from £3,049 per person sharing a Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Complimentary room upgrade.

SPICE ISL AND BEACH RESORT GRENADA

Swap the yoga studio for a beachside pavilion and let the sounds of the waves and warmth of the sunshine join you as you move through your warrior, downward dog and Chaturanga. On the famous Grand Anse Beach at Spice Island Beach Resort, you can practice a variety of styles including hatha, vinyasa flow and even couples yoga. The resort also offers yoga therapy which focuses on postural alignment, Ayurveda and somatics which is said to reconnect the mind with the body, helping to relieve chronic pain and stiffness. 7 nights from £2,739 per person sharing an Oleander Ocean/Garden View Suite on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6 + complimentary half-day island tour.

Our Travel Advisor and resident yoga expert Helen knows yoga and luxury travel like no one else. “I’ve been practising yoga now for well over 20 years and could not imagine life without it. I’ve been on several yoga retreats and have even been to India a few times to practice with some of the best teachers in the world! In my role as Travel Adviser, I’m lucky enough to travel to the most luxurious and exotic locations on the planet, but you can rest assured I always look out for a yoga mat and studio; there’s nothing better than practising yoga outside in natural surroundings to the sound of the ocean.”

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Highlights of

SOUTH

AFRICA

by Fiona Ali-Williams

Travel Adviser, Fiona, recently returned from an extensive trip around South Africa, where she got to explore the vibrant Cape Town, tour Robben Island, see elephants up close on safari and go whale watching.

saw the statues of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela in Nobel Square; and we cycled along the boardwalk of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, along the coast and right up to the Cape Town Stadium where the World Cup was held in 2010. It was a wonderful way to take in the city. One of the highlights of my stay in Cape Town was the trip to Robben Island, where we were given a poignant tour by a former inmate who’d been incarcerated there for 20 years and now lives on the island in the old staff quarters. It was haunting to see where Nelson Mandela had spent 18 years of his life in a single cell.

From Cape Town, we moved on to the winelands, where we visited Paarl, one of South Africa’s oldest settlements, which has beautiful Georgian and Edwardian architecture and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Of course, we sampled the world-class wines the region is known for, and then continued our journey along the Garden Route, stopping at Knysna which sits on the edge of a beautiful lagoon leading out to sea. We took a boat trip on the lagoon while feasting on the delicious oysters that the town is known for and sipping wine as we watched the setting sun turn the sky a thousand shades of pink and amber.

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ape Town is saturated in history and surrounded by natural beauty, with great shopping and dining adding to the appeal. On day one of our South Africa trip, first thing in the morning, we were up for a tour of the city’s most iconic sight: Table Mountain. We got to skip the queues that had already formed because we were with a tour guide, although I’d definitely recommend going as early as possible to avoid the crowds. The views of the city from the mountain’s 3,563-foot peak were phenomenal and, from there, we got the cable car back down for a tour of the city by bicycle. We cycled through Bo-Kaap which was one of the most colourful neighbourhoods I’ve ever seen; we

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As well as taking in all the most popular tourist spots of Cape Town, we also did a tour of one of the city’s oldest townships, Khayelitsha, where we were able to get involved with street art by helping to paint a rhino on the wall, and had lunch at the most amazing restaurant, 4Roomed eKasi Culture, which is run by South African MasterChef finalist, Abigail Mbalo.

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Our journey then took us into Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of African elephants on earth. It was fascinating to see herds of these magnificent creatures up close, but despite the robust populations in the park, the species is actually vulnerable to extinction; they used to roam the entire continent. That evening, we had dinner and sundowners in the bush with the sounds of nature enfolding us which was completely magical.


HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA

From elephants to whales – the next day, we drove to Port Elizabeth and set off into the Atlantic on a whale-watching cruise. We went with Raggy Charters, who are incredibly passionate about sustainability, and plant a tree for every cruise they do to set off their carbon footprint. We saw penguins diving into the ocean and even spotted a whale breaking through the waves in the distance! I was staggered by just how much there is to see and do in South Africa. One day I found myself exploring the townships of Cape Town and taking in the amazing art and culinary scene of the city, then the next I’d be gazing in awe at the mountains and vineyards of the Cape Winelands. The wildlife is nothing but spectacular, whether you’re observing giraffe and elephants in the bush, or penguins waddling on the beach. I’d return in a heartbeat to this gripping country of contrasts.

Caribtours recommends: MONT ROCHELLE, FRANSCHHOEK, SOUTH AFRICA Sprawled over 100 acres of staggering scenery, Richard Branson’s hotel and vineyard is less than an hour from Cape Town and just a 20-minute walk from the charming town of Franschhoek, South Africa’s oldest settlement and often-called culinary capital. There are just 26 rooms and suites here, plus a four-bedroom villa, and as a working vineyard, the hotel delights in offering its guests free-flowing wine from its own reserves. Wine tasting can be arranged at a variety of locations around the estate, and why not make your way through the mountain scenery, ambling through sun-dappled valleys and vineyards on Franschhoek’s hop-on-hop off wine tram.

SOUTH AFRICA CITY, WINELANDS AND SAFARI EXPERIENCE Follow in Fiona’s footsteps and embark on your own South African adventure with three nights at One&Only Cape Town, including a fullday city and Table Mountain tour, two nights at Mont Rochelle in the Cape Winelands with a complimentary wine tasting session, two nights at Kanonkop House in Knysna where you’ll go on a sunset yacht cruise; two nights at Gorah Elephant Camp in Addo Elephant National Park, which includes game drives; and one night at No5byMantis in Port Elizabeth, with a whale-watching cruise. 10 nights from £3,329 per person, including return scheduled flights, car hire, 10 nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, Full Board and activities at Gorah Elephant Camp, and sightseeing. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary room upgrade at Mont Rochelle.

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THE BEAUT Y OF BARBADOS

Our Head of Marketing Atlyn recently returned from a week-long break in Barbados. She tells us why the island is so special to her.

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arbados is truly beautiful; the island has the most incredible beaches, a selection of resorts to suit every preference, and more activities and attractions than you could ever fit into one holiday. If you’ve had the pleasure of visiting Barbados before, you’ll already know why it has such a strong appeal, and why so many visitors return year after year. And if you haven’t visited the shores of this exquisite island, push it to the top of your bucket list – you won’t be disappointed! Barbados offers opportunities in abundance to lie back on a glorious white-sand beach and soak up some sunshine. The hotels along the famed Platinum Coast have direct access to long stretches of sugar-soft sand, including the elegant Fairmont Royal Pavilion, the star-studded Sandy Lane and chic wellness escape, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels. One of my top picks on the island is Tamarind by Elegant Hotels. The beach was absolutely stunning and I really enjoyed the open-air dining at the beachfront. I’d definitely

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return with my two daughters as it offers excellent facilities for families, too. The culinary offering on island is outstanding, from firstclass restaurants located within the hotels themselves, to independent establishments which can be found along the coast. Daphne’s is a popular choice for fine dining, and the Champagne afternoon tea at The House by Elegant Hotels is an indulgent treat that I absolutely loved. For dining out, Lone Star and Cin Cin come highly recommended, but remember to book them in advance. For those who want to let their hair down and party like a local, try Harbour Lights in Bridgetown or the One Love street bar in Holetown. And for the real party animals, a trip to Barbados during Crop Over (early August) is a must. Party from dusk ‘til dawn at ‘fetes’, and hit the streets for ‘Foreday Morning’ and ‘Kadooment Day’, but be warned – you’ll have an unforgettable experience, but you may need another holiday to recover!


THE BEAUTY OF BARBADOS

THE FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILION BARBADOS

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion occupies a striking natural setting, right on the sands of a simply jaw-dropping beach. Last year, the resort underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, during which time guest rooms were updated and enhanced, and it’s looking more fabulous than ever. From the new upper level rooms, many of which offer interconnecting options for families, it’s possible to spot turtles swimming directly below you in the sea! One thing we love about this hotel is the VIP fast-track arrival service guests receive upon arrival into Barbados airport. It also sets the scene for the first-class service you’ll receive throughout your entire stay at this Barbados icon. 7 nights from £2,569 per person sharing a Luxury Ocean Front Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 30% + US$100 resort credit.

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It’s not always easy finding a resort that appeals to everyone, especially if you’re travelling with fussy children, demanding teens and even critical grandparents. There’s a lot to consider, from making sure the kids are kept occupied at the children’s clubs and the teenagers don’t get bored, to ensuring adults have their own spaces to retreat, such as a stress-busting spa or peaceful adults-only pool where the risk of getting splashed by overenthusiastic youngsters is non-existent. If you’re planning a getaway with the whole brood, fear not, as we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite family resorts, offering everything you’d need for a holiday that keeps everyone happy.

BLUE WATERS RESORT & SPA ANTIGUA

Blue Waters is a firm favourite with families, not only for its broad offering of entertainment at the fantastic kids’ club, including football, tennis, arts and crafts, but also for its interconnecting family rooms, large villas and wide-ranging facilities. The secluded beaches offer watersports in abundance including snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking, and four fabulous dining venues ensure plenty of choice. All restaurants feature a dedicated children’s menu and, knowing that younger guests sometimes like to eat outside of normal service hours, Blue Waters open their eateries slightly earlier for families. For something extra special, why not book into the Cove Suites; set apart from the main resort, these stylish suites and penthouses have one or three bedrooms, full kitchens and a large living/dining area. 7 nights from £1,485 per person sharing a Deluxe Beachfront Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 35% + first child stays & eats free + complimentary room upgrade.

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ADVENTURES WITH ALL THE FAMILY

SAINT PETER’S BAY RESORT & PORT FERDINAND MARINA & LUXURY RESIDENCES BARBADOS Villa and apartment-style holidays are a great option for those who like to keep their independence while on holiday. However, sometimes this means compromising on service, without the benefit of a dedicated concierge, supervised children’s clubs and daily housekeeping. Not the case at sister resorts Saint Peter’s Bay and Port Ferdinand in Barbados. These two resorts, based close by to each other on the island’s northwest coast, offer palatial villa-style living with the benefit of all the comforts and luxuries you’d expect from a first-rate hotel. There’s a complimentary water taxi between each resort so you can enjoy the facilities of both, including the three wonderful restaurants and Port Ferdinand’s tranquil spa.

SAINT PETER’S BAY

PORT FERDINAND

Saint Peter’s Bay is set along a sun-kissed stretch of beach with the glamorous beachfront villas each adorned with terraces with spa pools. Children will love the lagoon-style swimming pool, complimentary watersports and fun-filled children’s zone for ages five and up. One of the highlights of Port Ferdinand is the resort’s turtle conservation programme where children can snorkel with, and help with the release of, turtles.

Port Ferdinand is based on its own glitzy marina, and each of the villas are meticulously decorated, with a marble finish and coral stone walls adding to the grandeur. Each villa features its own individual yacht berth and the resort even features an on-site yacht concierge service. While the kids and teens are having fun doing their own thing, adults can vanish to the Sandbox Tree Spa or the newly-opened Nikki Beach club located on property.

7 nights from £1,989 per person sharing a One Bedroom Beachfront Residence on Room Only. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 35% + US$100 resort credit.

7 nights from £2,085 per person sharing a One Bedroom Luxury Harbourside Villa on Room Only. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 35% + US$100 resort credit.

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ADVENTURES WITH ALL THE FAMILY

LONG BEACH MAURITIUS

The kids club at Long Beach goes above and beyond when it comes to making sure their youngest guests are happy. Activities abound with archery lessons, pizza-making classes and even yoga sessions. And the fun continues beyond the resort with a range of excursions – glass bottom boat rides introduce children to the wonders of the Indian Ocean, and nature walks take in the plants, animals and insects native to the region, so young minds are educated as well as entertained. Plus, at Long Beach, children under 12 stay and eat free on the same meal plan as their parents year-round. 7 nights from £1,429 per adult and £539 per child sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board. OFFER: Save 46% + kids stay free + special savings on All-Inclusive.

Expert View - Nicola, Destination Manager “For me, this resort is a great all-rounder, with a huge main pool, over 1.3 kilometres of beautiful beach and an impressive selection of complimentary activities for children and adults, including Zumba, a climbing wall, windsurfing and snorkelling. The atmosphere is elegantly relaxed, with four out of five restaurants set around a central piazza, where there’s a great buzz in the evenings, and I would definitely recommend upgrading to All-Inclusive, as the supplement is great value and even includes beer, soft drinks and juices from your mini bar.”

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ADVENTURES WITH ALL THE FAMILY

GR AND VEL AS RIVIER A MAYA ME XICO

The Riviera Maya entrances with its ancient archaeological sites, postcard-perfect beaches and exotic jungle environs. Plan a stay at Grand Velas Riviera Maya though, and you’ll find you might be tempted to never leave the resort, even for the nearby Mayan pyramids of Tulum. Coexisting beautifully with its natural environment, Grand Velas’ 200 acres encompass wild jungle scenery and a 1,700-foot stretch of private, white-sand beach. And it’s not just the natural wonders of Mexico that so delight families, here. It’s the bewildering choice of facilities, restaurants, activities and entertainment. The expansive spa is heavenly and features a series of holistic treatments and a blissful hydrotherapy experience; there are eight restaurants to take your pick from, including fine dining options; and activities range from snorkelling to ecological tours around the property taking in the flora, fauna and even cenotes on site. 7 nights from £2,749 per adult and £449 per child sharing a Zen Grand Suite Jungle View on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35% + kids stay & eat free + $50 spa credit.

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ADVENTURES WITH ALL THE FAMILY

BAHIA DEL DUQUE T ENER IF E , SPA IN

The setting of Bahia del Duque will delight and enchant children; the buildings look as though they’ve been etched from the pages of a fairy tale with their pointed turrets and vibrant colours. The staff are adorned in traditional Canaries costume, and bridges and pathways weave between a medley of lagoon pools and exotic gardens, the whole scene being more reminiscent of a Spanish colonial-style village than a resort. It’s not just the fantasystyle design that gives this resort its sought-after status; it’s located right on the palm-studded Playa del Duque beach with its crystal-clear water and soft golden sands. There are ice cream parlours and restaurants galore along the beach, but you’ll want to sample as many of Bahia del Duque’s eight restaurants as you can. From Mexican tacos to Japanese sushi, you’ll find there’s enough to satisfy all palates here. 7 nights from £1,339 per adult and £149 per child sharing a Double Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 30%.

CARLISLE BAY ANTIGUA

We all remember family holidays spent on the beach with a bucket and spade, dipping our toes into the ocean and marvelling at starfish lurking below the waters. Beach holidays provide the best of memories, so what could be better than basing yourself right on one of the very best beaches in Antigua, an island renowned for its aweinspiring swathes of sand? Carlisle Bay occupies a simply remarkable setting right on the cashmere-soft sands of a natural harbour, flanked by the vivid green hues of the rainforest. As well as offering a fantastic kids’ club, Carlisle Bay’s plentiful facilities include a cinema screening room, nine tennis courts and an abundance of watersports. Aspiring marine explorers of 8 years and over will no doubt want to take the PADI Bubblemaker course which introduces them to the fundamentals of diving. 7 nights from £2,289 per adult and £1,079 per child sharing a Beach Balcony Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 30%.

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ATMOSPHERE K ANIFUSHI MALDIVES

Resorts in the Maldives, with their castaway island setting, need little help when it comes to impressing the whole family, yet Atmosphere Kanifushi delights with more than just its spectacular natural scenery. Boasting some of the largest entry-level villas in the Maldives, this all-inclusive resort offers suites just footsteps from the beach, separated by lush tropical vegetation and towering coconut palms. Sunset Family Villas have interconnecting doors and a large amount of indoor and outdoor space, plus they’re located closer to the kids’ club, main restaurant and sports complex. 7 nights from £2,745 per adult and £1,189 per child sharing a Sunset Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 30% + complimentary room upgrade + kids stay & eat free.

SHANGRI-L A BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA OMAN

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah - Al Waha is Oman’s first dedicated family hotel, and along with its next-door sister hotel, Al Bandar, provides the perfect environment for a holiday filled to the brim with adventures and amenities. The resort is absolutely bursting with things for families to do; kids can get soaked with jets and mists in the Splashpad aquatic play area, float along the Lazy River, and play air hockey or video games in playroom, ‘GameZ’. The whole family can compete against each other in mini golf, or enjoy a meal together at one of nine main restaurants. 5 nights from £1,075 per adult and £475 per child sharing an Al Waha Superior Sea View Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary room upgrade + 20% off spa & watersports.

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DE SIGN

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WE’VE SOUGHT OUT SOME OF THE JAW-DROPPING ARCHITECTURE, STYLISH FURNISHINGS AND AMAZING INTERIORS THAT TRANSCEND THE AVERAGE HOTEL AND ARE GUARANTEED TO INDUCE ENVY ON INSTAGRAM.

EDEN ROC CAP CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

With tastefully-designed interiors, a velvety beach studded with palm trees, and an atmosphere of exclusive luxury, Eden Roc Cap Cana brings the glamour and style of the French Riviera to the Caribbean. Suites and villas are evocative of the Mediterranean, with vaulted ceilings, opulent marble-tiled bathrooms, and cool colours punctuated with pops of Caribbean colour and flair. The light and airy Beachfront Suites are more contemporary in style and feature natural woods and handmade art to complement the breathtaking ocean views. 7 nights from £2,729 per person sharing a Luxury Pool Junior Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6.

JADE MOUNTAIN SAINT LUCIA

For something truly unique and spectacular, look no further than the iconic Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia. Here, the grandeur of the Piton mountains and glistening ocean are revealed to you in an endless panorama of beauty, as suites are each missing their fourth wall to accommodate the staggering views. Private infinity pools lap over horizons of endless green and blue, and suites are separated by tiered stone walkways, ensuring seclusion and quietude. 7 nights from £3,849 per person sharing a Sky Jacuzzi Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Stay 5 pay 4 + complimentary All-Inclusive.

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DESIGN DREAMS

MYCONIAN K YMA

MYKONOS, GREECE

Our Trade Sales Executive Lauren recently stayed at the super-stylish Myconian Kyma resort in Mykonos.

“The first thing that struck me when I walked into the reception of Myconian Kyma was the sense of space and how chic the interior design was. I loved the bright white marble floors, lighting features and the contemporary furniture. The rooms include a unique waved ocean-like feature wall – the word Kyma means wave in Greek so this was the design concept. The hotel has a relaxed and Ibizan feel to it throughout – it’s exactly what you’d expect from a hotel on such a fashionable island.”

LUX* GR AND GAUBE MAURITIUS

Celebrated interior designer and Dragon’s Den star Kelly Hoppen had a hand in making LUX* Grand Gaube the marvel of interior design we see today. Reopened at the end of last year after an extensive renovation, the resort boasts fresh and inspiring interiors that wouldn’t look out of place between the pages of Vogue Magazine. The rooms, suites and villas are styled with modern, eclectic décor, and each offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. 7 nights from £1,559 per person sharing a Superior Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + one free dinner at INTI restaurant.

ROUND HILL HOTEL & VILL AS JAMAICA

Round Hill is a Jamaican icon – everyone from Grace Kelly to Bing Crosby has stayed here. The hotel was built as a haven for the rich and famous in the 1960s and is still as beloved and stylish today as it was then, with some guestrooms designed by no other than fashion guru, Ralph Lauren. 7 nights from £1,769 per person sharing an Oceanfront View Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 10 % + Stay 7 Pay 5 + complimentary breakfast + $100 resort credit.

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ONE&ONLY A world of luxury awaits at One&Only Resorts; not only do these iconic properties reside in some of the world’s most spectacular locations, but they’ll wow you with their exceptional design and exquisite furnishings.

ONE& ONLY LE SAINT GÉR AN MAURITIUS

Le Saint Géran occupies an unparalleled location on its own private peninsula, gleaming white sands dotted with lush palm fronds facing out to the brilliance of the Indian Ocean. There’s no doubt the hotel, which is in its fourth decade, dazzles with its location alone, yet last year a nine-month multimillion dollar renovation took this Mauritian icon to the next level. The colonial-style architecture has been carefully preserved whilst a new beachinspired aesthetic weaves its way through the resort alongside traditional thatching and Mauritiansourced stone. 7 nights from £2,159 per person sharing a Lagoon Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary Half Board.

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ONE& ONLY CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

Contemporary artwork and dark African woods adorn One&Only Cape Town’s interior, whilst rooms and suites are some of the most spacious in the city. As sleek and inviting as the interiors are, it’s hard not to mention the sweeping panoramic views of Table Mountain you’re greeted with almost everywhere; and the best of the views can be seen from the luxuriously-appointed Table Mountain Suite which features a sumptuous oversized bath you can soak up the views from. 5 nights from £1,659 per person sharing a Marina Harbour Room including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 25%.

ONE& ONLY REETHI R AH MALDIVES

For all its trimmings – over 800 staff, seven restaurants, 12 beaches – you’d expect Reethi Rah to feel crowded, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. The villas are enormously private, sheltered by lush tropical greenery, and the island is so large it’s not hard to find a deserted patch of beach. The villas incorporate Balinese, Chinese and Maldivian-inspired design and trendy touches like wraparound hammocks over the water and two-person cabana beds on the spacious decks. 7 nights from £3,969 per person sharing a Beach Villa on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 50% + complimentary Half Board and boat transfers.

DUBAI

ONE& ONLY THE PALM

ONE& ONLY ROYAL MIR AGE

With only 90 rooms and suites, and four villas, One&Only The Palm is one of the few boutique options in Dubai. From its setting on the famous Palm Jumeirah, the hotel stands out with its magnificent blend of Moorish and Andalusian architecture.

This lavish resort is actually comprised of three separate hotels – Arabian Court, The Palace and Residence & Spa. Set amongst landscaped gardens replete with courtyards, arches and water fountains, the hotels evoke the romance of old Arabia.

5 nights from £1,649 per person sharing a Manor House Premier Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 35% + complimentary Half Board + Aquaventure Waterpark pass.

5 nights from £1,275 per person sharing an Arabian Deluxe Room on Half Board. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary Half Board + Aquaventure Waterpark pass.

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T O TA L LY TROPICAL THE ENTHRALLING MELODY OF ISLANDS IN THE CARIBBEAN EACH SING TO THE TUNE OF THEIR OWN SONG, YET EACH ENCHANT WITH THEIR DAZZLING DIVERSITY, SUN-BLEACHED BEACHES, HIP-SWINGING REGGAE RHYTHMS, AND CORNUCOPIA OF CORAL REEFS. NO TWO ISLANDS ARE THE SAME, SO WE BECKON YOU TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER THIS TROPICAL WONDER OF A REGION FOR YOURSELF.

SAINT LUCIA LET HER INSPIRE YOU

Leave the traffic, train delays and bustling crowds far behind and head to Saint Lucia, an inspiring island oasis, full of lush rainforests, majestic mountains, vibrant tropical flowers and relaxing retreats. The mango-shaped Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is a natural wonder, with over 19,000 acres of untouched verdant landscapes, covered in giant ferns, wild orchids, bamboo and sun-kissed rainforest canopies. Glistening waterfalls are scattered within the dense forest, just waiting to be discovered by passers-by in need of a refreshing shower. Take a scenic walk with a guide through the winding forest pathways. Let your senses be awakened by the fragrant smells of frangipani, eucalyptus and citrus fruit, and the sound of sweet birdsong. The strikingly beautiful and elusive Saint Lucia Parrot came close to extinction, but numbers are now on the up. The parrots can only be found in the island’s rainforests, and seeing one is a rare and special treat.

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The jaw-dropping views from the top of the Grand Piton mountain is another unique experience. If you can manage the four-hour climb, you will be rewarded with panoramic views that stretch from north to south, and on a clear day you may even catch a glimpse of Martinique or St. Vincent. If you want magnificent views of the iconic mountains from the comfort of your room, then the three-walled sanctuaries at the award-winning Jade Mountain are the perfect spot. The resort is in the Marine National Park and has some of the best snorkelling and diving on the island, so you can also discover Saint Lucia’s natural world under water. For those that just want to enjoy the relaxing properties of the tropical surroundings, you’ll love the carefullycrafted gardens at East Winds and the tranquillity of the Pigeon Island National Landmark, which is just a stone’s throw away from The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels. The BodyHoliday is the place for rejuvenation, with a selection of tropical treatments that will make you feel totally at one with nature.


TOTALLY TROPICAL

ANSE CHASTANET SAINT LUCIA The emphasis at this environmentallyconscious resort is on enjoying the breathtaking surroundings, with no televisions to disturb the peace, and the natural melody of the rainforest to lull you into tranquillity. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy is fiercely passionate about nature and his vision can be seen throughout the whole resort. A birdwatcher’s paradise, there are species of bird here that are found nowhere else on earth, and below the water’s surface lurks yet more of Saint Lucia’s wildlife in the form of coral reefs and a dizzying array of tropical fish in one of the best diving spots in the Caribbean. 7 nights from £1,915 per person sharing a Standard Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 5 pay 4.

WINDJAMMER L ANDING VILL A BEACH RESORT SAINT LUCIA Spilling down a lush hillside on the crescent of a sandy beach, Windjammer Landing is an all-villa and suite resort that’s just perfect for an action-packed family getaway. Families can keep their independence with villas and private pools, but still delight in all the luxury facilities of the resort, offering the best of both worlds. Complimentary watersports include windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaking, but you could be forgiven for simply lounging in one of the hammocks that are slung over the ocean. Why not get out and explore the island too? Go on a jeep or sailboat tour, zipline through the rainforest or go dolphin and whale watching. 7 nights from £1,459 per person sharing an Ocean View Guest Room on Room Only. OFFER: Save 25%.

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EAST WINDS SAINT LUCIA

The cottage-style accommodations at East Winds are tucked away into 12 acres of tropical gardens, with flowering plants, shrubs and trees frequented by colourful birds in a tranquil environment that allows you to truly switch off and unwind. You’ll feel truly spoilt from the moment you arrive, with a complimentary bottle of Champagne and chocolates to indulge in which will whet your appetite for the exquisite four-course dining menus. 7 nights from £2,289 per person sharing a Superior Cottage on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 25% + complimentary Champagne sunset cruise.

BEQUIA BEACH HOTEL S T. V I N C E N T & T H E G R E N A D I N E S Bequia is one of the lesser developed Grenadines islands and life here is much the same as it was in decades past. It’s here that you’ll find the boutique Bequia Beach hotel, set over 10 acres of grounds resplendent with palm and almond trees. Laid back like the island itself, this is a luxurious and stylish enclave that will allow you to truly slip into the pace of island life. Kicking back at beachfront restaurant, Bagatelle’s, with a rum cocktail and grilled catch of the day for a leisurely lunch is a favourite pastime among guests here. 7 nights from £1,699 per person sharing a Junior Plantation Suite including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 15% + complimentary room upgrade.

COT TON HOUSE

M U S T I Q U E , S T. V I N C E N T & THE GRENADINES The island of Mustique was once the secluded homeaway-from-home of Princess Margaret, and, in its history, has attracted a flurry of rock stars including the likes of David Bowie and Mick Jagger. Beyond this veil of glamour, however, lies an oasis of untouched beauty where many roads remain unpaved. Cotton House is the only hotel on Mustique, and locals and visitors alike gather here on Tuesday evenings for Champagne parties. There are just 15 rooms, a fabulous spa, and beautiful drinking and dining spaces. 7 nights from £2,275 per person sharing a Garden Cottage including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + 50% off island flights + island picnic.

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TOBAGO WHERE NATURE REIGNS

The unspoilt island of Tobago is the island for you if you find the natural world endlessly fascinating, you’d rather palm trees dominated the landscape than high-rise resorts, and you’re looking for a slower pace of life, where you can put down the iPhone and pick up a delicious rum punch. Tobago is thriving with wildlife, both on land and in the waters that frame the island like a cerulean halo. Hundreds of species of bird inhabit the trees and skies, whilst the protected virgin rainforest is home to armadillos, opossums, green iguanas and caimans. It may be small, but Tobago certainly measures up to some of the most wildlife-rich places on the planet. It’s also home to the famous Little Tobago, a small island off the coast, where Sir David Attenborough filmed rare birds. There are plenty of reefs to take advantage of here, so whether you’re a first-time diver or an experienced professional, you can explore the numerous crevices and caves and the creatures that lurk within, including groupers,

lobsters and moray eels, not to mention the humongous turtles! Most resorts have their own diving centre and there are excellent diving centres around the island, too, that will offer complimentary pickups and drop offs at your chosen hotel. If you’re looking to get away from it all and experience an island that lingers, lost in time, not changing with the rest of the world, then Tobago is for you.

Expert View - Louise, Travel Adviser I absolutely loved my stay at Castara Retreats in Tobago; I stayed in Birdsong, a two-bedroom wooden lodge 20 feet above ground which had panoramic views made all the better with a viewing deck and lookout point with a hammock which I didn’t want to leave! Nature is everywhere here – one of the highlights of my stay was spotting a group of huge manta rays just off the beach!

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LOVE PERFECT PROPOSALS

These resorts all present the perfect atmosphere and opportunity to pop the question…

JA MANAFARU MALDIVES

True romance and luxury awaits at JA Manafaru, an island escape so hypnotic it seems woven from fantasy. The seaplane journey to reach the resort is as much a part of the experience as anything else; you’ll fly over a patchwork of coral reef and a myriad of islands dotted amongst the Indian Ocean like jewels. Accommodation options range from secluded bungalows tucked away on the beach, to overwater villas offering views of the sunrise or sunset. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal the mesmerising seascape, and private decks and swimming pools provide a sanctuary where long hours can be spent in languor taking in the views of an ocean so vividly aquamarine it seems to glow in the sunshine. Meals can be taken in six different restaurants, with a range of international delicacies to choose from; White Orchid is perched over the lagoon and serves Asian fusion

dishes, whilst Ocean Grill is set on the sand right at the water’s edge. Dive into the ocean and explore the house reef which is teeming with a cornucopia of sea life including turtles and stingrays, before immersing yourselves in the tranquillity of the spa with a blissful couples’ massage. End the day by taking a cruise on a traditional dhoni sailboat, spotting dolphins and sipping Champagne as the sun sets… the scene will well and truly be set for asking that important question.

7 nights from £2,349 per person sharing a Water Villa including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 50% + complimentary room upgrade + seaplane transfers.

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GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA ANTIGUA

The adults-only haven of Galley Bay seems perfectly formed for romance. A gorgeous beach stretching for three quarters of a mile, with crystal-clear cerulean sea, means you’ll easily find a tranquil spot just for the two of you.

EDEN ROC CAP CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Designed to evoke the glamour of the Côte d’Azur’s 1960s heyday, the exclusive Eden Roc at Cap Cana invites you to live out your dreams in sophisticated surroundings. Privacy and seclusion are paramount here, and this is achieved with suites that have their own private pool and gazebo, as well as an outdoor rain shower, coral stone bath with marble Jacuzzi, and personal spa area. At the centre of the property, you’ll find a natural grotto, named The Garden of Eden, which gives its name to the resort. In this magical environment, you can savour a romantic meal for two, shrouded by the lush foliage of the tropical gardens. This intimate scene is ideal for proposing to that special someone. 7 nights from £2,729 per person sharing a Luxury Pool Junior Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 6.

Proposal in Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Travel Adviser, Abi, received a romantic proposal from her partner Matt in Petit St. Vincent last year. She tells us how it all unfolded…

know at that point was that Matt had secretly been in touch with Petit St. Vincent’s General Manager Matthew prior to us arriving, and they’d chatted about different proposal options.

“The arrival into Petit St. Vincent was lovely as we were picked up by boat at Union Island and sailed to the dock where we were whisked to our room on a Mini Moke. The cottages are all really private as they’re scattered around the island, and there are no TVs or WiFi inside, meaning you can totally switch off and relax. We were told to post a red flag outside for privacy and a yellow flag for service which was a lovely touch. What I didn’t

Matt decided on a private beach barbecue for our second night. We went to a lovely part of the beach just before sunset and there were lanterns leading up to a private table just steps from the ocean. We sat down and were served Champagne and canapés – that’s when he popped the question!”

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LOVE WEDDINGS & VOW RENEWALS

Whether you’re tying the knot or reaffirming your love for one another, what could be better than doing so in the comfort and luxury of a world-class resort?

WEDDINGS AT AMRESORTS AMResorts’ portfolio encompasses a range of all-inclusive resorts across several brands, including Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts as well as Secrets, Dreams and Now Resorts & Spas. Located in some of the world’s most striking locations including Mexico and the Dominican Republic, across blankets of breathtaking beach adjacent to the most mesmerising oceanscapes, you’ll have no trouble finding a location to say your vows in beauteous surroundings. Whichever resort you choose, wedding packages include a personal wedding coordinator who’ll take care of all the details, from the location to the reception, and right down to the photographer, makeup artist and music. Choose from a range of settings, from weddings set right on a white-sand beach, to ceremonies held under an elaborate gazebo. Adults-only and family-friendly resorts allow you to choose whether you’d like to keep things small and intimate, or big and multi-generational. 7 nights from £2,059 per person sharing a Junior Suite Swim Out on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save 30%.

BAROS MALDIVES

To say Baros is romantic simply doesn’t cut it; melodramatic sunsets, panoramic views of an ocean that shimmers a thousand shades of turquoise, and a house reef flourishing with brilliant marine life are just some of the hallmarks of this patch of Maldivian paradise. It makes sense to spend an occasion as special as the renewal of wedding vows somewhere this obscenely beautiful. Baros offers the option to renew your vows in the seclusion of a private sandbank, or on the jungle-fringed shores of the island, toes in the sand and the traditional singing and drumming of a Maldivian Bodu Beru procession accompanying you down the aisle. Afterwards, you can plant a memorial palm tree, fixing a part of yourselves on the island forever. 7 nights from £1,869 per person sharing a Deluxe Villa including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 45%.

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LOVE HONEYMOONS

Move away from the mundane on your honeymoon and treat yourselves to a hotel experience that’s out of this world, from overwater villas perched atop oceans that glisten like diamonds, to dining experiences that will forever outshine your usual date nights.

HUVAFEN FUSHI MALDIVES

On an island dusted with white sand and embraced by turquoise ocean sits Huvafen Fushi, a resort reserved exclusively for adults. In this slightly surreal resort, there are just 44 contemporary bungalows and pavilions, one of the most extraordinary being the Ocean Bungalow with Pool where a glass floor in the living room invites you to watch as tropical fish swim below, and a three-tiered deck is home to your own fibre-optic-lit infinity pool, dining area and daybed. There are four enticing dining venues on the island but, for something extra special, we recommend booking a private dining experience on a secluded sandbank or in intimate wine cellar, Vinum, set eight metres below ground. Your accommodation experience can also be heightened by reserving a night or so on the dhoni, a 65-foot traditional boat with below-deck living spaces, 24-hour crew and an on-board chef, allowing you to glide over reefs, through crystalline seascapes on an adventure to treasure. 7 nights from £3,289 per person sharing a Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool on Half Board. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 45% + complimentary Half Board.

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COMO PARROT CAY TURK S & C AICOS

The 40 islands of Turks and Caicos are home to some of the most jaw-droppingly-gorgeous beaches and spectacular diving on the planet. Imagine being here on a private island, white sands melting into azure ocean and 1,000 acres yours to explore. That’s what you’ll get at COMO Parrot Cay, a destination resort that A-listers flock to for their fix of tranquillity, and honeymooners seek out for its seclusion and serenity. Though the pace of life is unhurried here, it’s an adventure playground for those that want to play. Snorkel beneath crystalline waters to spot tropical fish, pick your way through banana and coconut plantations, bike through tropical forests, and charter a boat to explore the waters surrounding the island. 7 nights from £2,689 per person sharing a Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5.

BAHIA DEL DUQUE T ENER IF E , SPA IN

Honeymoons call for something extra special, which is why the recently-renovated Casas Ducales section of Bahia del Duque is the perfect environment for that special holiday for two. Tuck yourselves away in an exclusive area of the resort where you’ll enjoy special amenities, a private lounge and solarium, courtesy bar, evening drinks and canapés, daily high tea, and butler service, amongst other benefits. Rooms and suites are elegantly furnished, with hints of the hotel’s colonial style appearing throughout, inspired by the architectural styles of eminent Tenerife mansions. 7 nights from £2,225 per person sharing a Double Room Garden View in Casas Ducales including breakfast.

PAR ADISUS PL AYA DEL CARMEN L A PERL A ME XICO

Check into the exclusive Royal Service area at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla and you’ll get the VIP treatment, with a luxurious suite featuring a private whirlpool on your terrace, butler service, and access to exclusive areas including a private stretch of beach.

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JAMAICA A ROMANTIC PARADISE

Jamaica is one of the most romantic destinations we’ve come across, not least for the island’s magnificent natural beauty. Mist-shrouded forests, secluded beaches, cascading waterfalls and glimmering lagoon pools are just the start. Add to this a melodious backdrop of reggae, beachfront bars serving chilled cocktails as the sunset blazes orange, and a carefree vibe that’s easy to slip into, and you’ll soon fall in love with this Caribbean island.

OUR TOP HONEYMOON EXPERIENCES Seven Mile Beach This mesmerising stretch of beach is a true vision of Caribbean paradise, with its miles of soft golden sands lapped at by crystal-clear water. When you’ve finished snoozing in the sun, there are plenty of watersports to keep you busy, including snorkelling, kayaking and glass-bottom boat rides. And when evening falls, head to one of the many bars and restaurants that pulse with reggae music.

Waterfalls Jamaica is dotted with cascading waterfalls that are each awe-inspiring to behold. Dunns River Falls flows into the Caribbean Sea, whilst Reggae Falls plunges into the Johnson River. One of our favourites, however, is the stunning YS Falls where you can take a dip in the glistening natural pools that are fed by the tiered waters. Rafting on the Martha Brae River For a relaxing and serene way to spend a morning or afternoon, take a leisurely bamboo raft trip on the beautiful Martha Brae River. You’ll learn about the legend of Martha Brae as you drift peacefully along the tranquil three-mile stretch of river, perhaps pausing to enjoy a refreshing swim in the calm, clear waters.

Our Marketing Assistant Juliet recently returned from the romantic Jamaica Inn where she stayed with her partner. “As soon as we arrived at Jamaica Inn, we instantly relaxed into the resort’s laid-back ambience. Our room had a huge verandah that overlooked the sparkling ocean - so clear you could see all the tropical fish underneath you! Most people opt to have a private dinner on these spacious verandahs, as the views are simply breathtaking. There was no doubt that this boutique gem of a hotel was perfectly located and beautiful, but it really was the attentive, charming and friendly staff here that truly made our stay unforgettable.” 7 nights from £1,689 per person sharing a Superior Balcony Suite on Room Only. OFFER: Save 25%.

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IF E XCEPTIONAL CUISINE IS HIGH ON YOUR LIS T OF PRIORITIES, THE FOLLOWING HOTELS AND RESORTS ALL E XCEL AT TEMPTING THE TA S TE BUDS.

DOMES NORUZ CHANIA CRETE, GREECE

Wine connoisseurs will soon find something to love about this classy oceanfront resort which is reserved exclusively for adults. Over 160 wines are on offer at Zeen, the majority of which are sourced from small-scale local wineries. These are paired with inspired cuisine, which showcases a Cretan twist on classic dishes. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, let the skilled mixologists at The Raw Bar know what you fancy, and they’ll create something bespoke to you, alongside mouthwatering sushi and poké bowls if you’re feeling peckish. 7 nights from £809 per person sharing an Upbeat Retreat Pool View with Plunge Pool including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 25% + €100 resort credit.

RENDEZ VOUS SAINT LUCIA

Celebrated as the first boutique all-inclusive couples’ resort in the Caribbean, you’d be forgiven for thinking Rendezvous is all about romance. We’re here to tell you it’s about more than starry eyes and sunsets here, though, and foodies will appreciate the resort just as much as newlyweds. From sumptuous breakfasts to languorous lunches to multi-course dinners, Rendezvous encourages guests to appreciate the art of cuisine as well as each other. Don’t let the words ‘all inclusive’ put you off – wine is served by the bottle, there are three exceptional dining venues to choose from, and talented chefs produce delicious meals ranging from fine French fare at the candlelit Trysting Place to light Caribbean dishes at toes-in-the-sand Malabar Beach Club. 7 nights from £1,989 per person sharing a Premium Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 45%.

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REL AIS & CHÂTEAUX

CAL ABASH LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL GRENADA

Gourmands will be in heaven at Calabash, a boutique all-suite hotel that delivers some of the finest cuisine on the entire island. Their signature Rhodes Restaurant is headed up by none other than celebrity chef, Gary Rhodes, and for a week in January the man himself will be in-resort cooking and sharing his knowledge with staff and guests. Cuisine served here is of the highest standard, with menus to please all palates. You must try the Calabash signature dish, shrimp and callaloo tartlet – it’s a Calabash classic and has been on the menu for over 12 years! Other highlights include the twicebaked lobster soufflé and beef tenderloin with a caramelised onion tart. 7 nights from £2,079 per person sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board. OFFER: Complimentary Half Board. STAY: 01 Jun - 31 Jul 2019

COBBLERS COVE BARBADOS

Country House charm meets Caribbean Cool. This beachfront hotel fuses the elegance of an English country home with the tropical beauty of Barbados; white sands, turquoise sea, wall-to-wall sunshine, rum punch and reggae. This is complemented by an exceptional dining venue in The Camelot Restaurant which was formerly the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’. You can expect the cuisine to be of the highest calibre here; each day, freshly-caught fish is delivered, and fruit and vegetables are sourced from local organic farms. Head Chef Jason Joseph’s been at Cobblers Cove for 10 years and will create bespoke menus for private dining experiences, or take guests on a tour of the local markets to pick out ingredients. 7 nights from £1,939 per person sharing a Cobblers Garden Suite including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Two complimentary nights + Save £105 per stay.

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WITH ELEGANT HOTELS IN BARBADOS

With Elegant Hotels’ Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme, you have access to almost 20 different restaurants and bars at sister resorts along the west coast of the island. That means you could be sampling Asian fusion cuisine at Waves one night, followed by high-end creations at Treasure Beach the next.* Each day is a new epicurean adventure with Elegant Hotels, and there’s a complimentary daytime water taxi to whisk you from one to the next, to enjoy both the dining venues and facilities of each, whenever you please. Here are some of our top picks you can’t miss if you’re planning a stay at one of these stylish west-coast resorts.

TAPESTRY RESTAUR ANT TREASURE BEACH

Beautifully-presented dishes crafted by an award-winning chef have made Tapestry Restaurant one of the most exciting places to dine in Barbados. From tasty tapas plates to the innovative Chef’s Palette menu featuring colourful and creative dishes, there’s plenty to delight the taste buds here. 7 nights from £1,499 per person sharing a Garden View One Bedroom Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 40%.

SHISHO

WAV E S HOT EL & SPA For flavoursome sushi, noodles and curries, look no further than Shisho at wellness-focused Waves Hotel & Spa. Inspired by the dishes of the Far East, Shisho delivers on exceptional and authentic cuisine in an elegant adults-only setting. 7 nights from £1,749 per person sharing a Standard Guest Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35% + children under 5 stay free.

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THE CAVE BAR C R Y S TA L COV E

Named one of the best swim-up bars in the world, Crystal Cove’s Cave Bar is tucked away behind a waterfall and carved into the rocks that line the lagoon-style pool. A refreshing shower followed by a cold rum punch – the perfect remedy for those balmy Caribbean days! 7 nights from £1,859 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35%.

ASAGIO’S TURTLE BEACH

Dress to impress at this Italian fine dining restaurant which is open for dinner-only five times a week. Reservations are most certainly required and you can expect to be served the most exquisite dishes accompanied by exceptional service. 7 nights from £1,735 per person sharing a Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 40%.

SUNSET DECK RESTAUR ANT COLONY CLUB

This all-day dining restaurant offers sweeping views of the ocean and features an extensive offering, with everything from local flying fish which is a Barbados staple, to crisp Mediterranean salads. Award-winning theme nights including Lobster & Jazz evening and Sunday Brunch are held here throughout the week. 7 nights from £1,549 per person sharing a Pool/Garden View Room including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 40% + $100 Food & Beverage credit.

The below options aren’t included in the Taste of Elegance programme, but we recommend giving them a try during your stay in Barbados nonetheless.

THE HOUSE AND DAPHNE’S Stay at The House and you can look forward to an indulgent Champagne breakfast to begin each day, plus lunch and dinner from adjacent restaurant, Daphne’s. A west-coast institution, Daphne’s attracts holidaymakers and locals alike with its contemporary Italian cuisine and romantic waterfront setting. Barbados native, Rihanna, even named it as one of her favourite places to dine on the island. Guests of Elegant Hotels receive a complimentary watermelon martini. 7 nights from £2,099 per person sharing a Garden View One Bedroom Suite including breakfast. OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary room upgrade.

*Supplement may apply.

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CULINARY ADVENTURES

OZEN BY ATMOSPHERE MALDIVES

The words ‘all inclusive’ rarely bring to mind images of fine dining, expertly-mixed cocktails and chilled Champagne served throughout the day. But at OZEN by Atmosphere in the Maldives, that’s exactly what you’ll get, and more. Wake up to a spectacular breakfast spread accompanied by a glass of bubbles, and delight in the cuisine of six different restaurants, serving everything from colourful sushi platters at RAW, to fragrant Far Eastern cuisine at Peking. The jewel in OZEN’s crown, however, is the magnificent M6M, an underwater restaurant showcasing majestic marine views alongside immaculately prepared and presented seafood dishes. 7 nights from £3,449 per person sharing an Earth Villa on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Stay 7 Pay 5 + save 10%.

CAP MAISON SAINT LUCIA

Home to one of the very best restaurants in Saint Lucia, foodies will be in their element at this Hispanic-style boutique hotel. The acclaimed Cliff at Cap restaurant serves Caribbean-French fusion cuisine from its magnificent setting atop a bluff overlooking the ocean and out to Martinique. It’s headed up by Welsh-born Executive Chef Craig Jones, who was awarded Caribbean Chef of the Year in 2016. Wine buffs have something to rejoice about here too, with a befuddling 239 different wines to choose from. A second restaurant, The Naked Fisherman, is located down by the beach, offers a laid back Caribbean vibe, and serves up mouthwatering seafood stews, lobster rolls, steaks and salads. 7 nights from £1,825 per person sharing a Gardenview Room including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save 30% + complimentary dinner for two.

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All about

COSTA RICA

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t’s got tumbling waterfalls, simmering volcanoes, untouched beaches and cloud-strewn forests. Sloths hang from treetops peering at passers-by, hummingbirds flit from flower to flower, turtles lumber in from the ocean and chattering monkeys leap from branch to branch. It’s not hard to realise you’re in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet when you visit Costa Rica. Over a quarter of the land is protected, with national parks galore. Hike through the rainforests of Arenal National Park as its namesake volcano looms ominously in the background; stroll along the sands of Manuel Antonio National Park’s emeraldedged beaches; and canoe through the canals and wetlands of Tortuguero National Park, spotting dozens of species of birds, amphibians and mammals. Costa Rica opens its arms wide to tourists and you’ll soon slip into that laid back ‘Pura Vida’ lifestyle and learn why it’s been voted the happiest country on earth. Fall in love with charming boutique hotels, wake up to the fragrant and fresh coffee the country is known for, try adrenaline pumping activities like zip lining or white water rafting, or simply bask in the sunshine on one of the country’s glorious beaches.

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Elite Island Resorts Delve into the beauty and charm of the islands of the Caribbean with a stay at one of the seven Elite Island Resorts, offering all-inclusive luxury and extensive facilities guaranteed to impress. Set over Antigua, Barbados, the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, these resorts occupy the most stunning of natural settings.

W H AT ’ S I N C LU D ED ACTIVITIES Each resort posts a weekly activity schedule so you always know what’s on during your stay. Complimentary motorised* and non-motorised watersports can include windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling, plus land sports can range from group exercise classes to beach volleyball, and classes including Caribbean cooking and mixology might be on the menu too. DINING All meals, afternoon tea, snacks and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks by the glass are yours to savour.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT Enjoy live music, island-themed shows, DJs, karaoke and beach parties, as well as fire dancers and stilt walkers.

KIDS’ CLUBS Supervised activities including guided nature walks, beach games and snorkelling.

THE CLUB BA R BA DOS R ES OR T & SPA

S T. J A M E S ’ S C L U B MORGA N BAY

BARBADOS

SAINT LUCIA

Exclusively for adults, you’ll enjoy a relaxed holiday here within easy reach of lively Holetown.

With six restaurants to enjoy, plus a range of watersports, families will love it here.

7 nights from £1,499 per person sharing a Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 45%.

7 nights from £1,595 per person sharing a Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35%.

*Complimentary motorised watersports at St James’s Club Morgan Bay and The Club Barbados.

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ANTIGUA

S T. J A M E S ’ S C L U B & V I L L A S

T HE V ER A N DA H R ES OR T & SPA

The excellent location and plentiful facilities make this resort ideal for families.

This eco-friendly resort is set over 30 acres, bordering Devil’s Bridge National Park.

7 nights from £1,589 per person sharing a Club Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35%.

7 nights from £1,545 per person sharing a Hillside Suite on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 35%.

G A L L E Y B AY R ES OR T & SPA

PINE A PPLE BE ACH CLU B

Intimate and romantic, Galley Bay is perfect for a luxury adult-only escape.

Set on one of Antigua’s very best beaches, this adult-only resort is all about peace and relaxation.

7 nights from £2,229 per person sharing a Deluxe Beachfront Room room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 20%.

7 nights from £1,529 per person sharing a Pool Terrace Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 30%.

PA L M ISL A N D R ES OR T & SPA S T. V I N C E N T & T H E G R E N A D I N E S Idyllic white-sand beaches, brilliant turquoise waters and peaceful escapism reign here. 7 nights from £2,999 per person sharing a Palm View Room on All-Inclusive. OFFER: Save up to 20%.

All Elite Island Resorts offers expire 31 Oct 2018.

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AFFORDABLE LUXURY THESE RESORTS PROMISE A LUXURY EXPERIENCE AND FANTASTIC INCLUSIONS TOGETHER WITH EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY.

COCO PALM DHUNI KOLHU MALDIVES Few resorts in the world can go as far as to say they’ve literally changed time – but that’s exactly what Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has done, and it’s all to allow for more time to sip sunset cocktails. The island operates one hour ahead of the capital Malé in order to soak up some extra sunshine as the day draws to a close. Not that you’ll be watching the clock here. It may be a remote island surrounded by cerulean seas, but you’ll find time passes by too quickly on this vibrant utopia, despite the relaxed pace of life. There are 98 thatched-roof villas, many shaded by tropical vegetation at the water’s edge, and some perched on stilts, presiding over the shimmering azure of the lagoon with direct access to the balmy waters. You won’t find any TVs inside the villas, and they’re all set back from the main resort and restaurants, ensuring peace, privacy and tranquillity. The dining here is superb; live cooking stations delight at Cowrie Restaurant, Cornus Restaurant serves exotic dishes and barbecued fish and meats, and the Conch Bar is the place to be for creative cocktails and casual snacks. 7 nights from £1,745 per person sharing an Ocean Front Villa on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 40% + complimentary All-Inclusive.

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AFFORDABLE LUXURY

MOON PAL ACE CANCÚN MEXICO Fringed by a blanket of powdery whitesand beach, this larger-than-life resort has all you could want from a fun-packed holiday, and is particularly popular with families for its wide choice of activities. 7 nights from £2,099 per person sharing a Deluxe Resort View Room on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary room upgrade.

PAL ACE RESORTS Not only do kids and teens 17 years and under stay and eat free at Palace Resorts, but as part of your all-inclusive plan, you get up to $2,500 of resort credit to spend on things like spa treatments, golf, gastronomic experiences and jungle tours. Enjoy world-class dining, 24-hour room service, and luxuriouslyfurnished rooms with cutting-edge technology, mini bars stocked with top-shelf spirits, bathrooms with double whirlpool tubs and indulgent bathroom amenities all included. Non-motorised watersports are also part of the plan, or try your hand at riding the FlowRider ® wave simulator, playing mini-golf or cycling around the grounds.

PL AYACAR PAL ACE MEXICO Located just minutes from the centre of Playa del Carmen on a perfect stretch of white sand, this resort enjoys more than an excellent location on the Riviera Maya; it’s ideal for romantic getaways. 7 nights from £2,179 per person sharing a Deluxe Resort View Room on All-Inclusive. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Complimentary room upgrade.

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Twin Centres

CIT Y TO BEACH IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT JUST A FEW DECADES AGO, NEITHER DUBAI NOR THE MALDIVES WOULD HAVE FEATURED ON THE AVERAGE HOLIDAY ITINERARY – TODAY, THEY STAND OUT AS TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS. AND WITH JUST A FOUR-HOUR FLIGHT BETWEEN THEM, PAIRING THEM MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

JUMEIR AH Z ABEEL SAR AY DUBAI Larger than life and wildly futuristic, Dubai dazzles with its intoxicating blend of the ancient and modern, bustling souks and soaring skyscrapers, blazing deserts and sleek shopping malls. The iconic Palm Jumeirah fans out into the Arabian Gulf, and on the western edge of this man-made marvel sits the palatial Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. This opulent hotel is replete with gilded columns, mosaics and murals, evoking the splendour of an Ottoman palace. Nine restaurants, a 59-metre infinity pool, a cinema and a shopping avenue lined with 14 boutiques are enough to keep anyone busy, yet it’s the spa that steals the show here. The multiple-awardwinning Talise Ottoman Spa is one of the largest and most luxuriant spas in the world, with its accolades including Best Turkish Hammam Treatment at the Cosmopolitan Middle East Beauty Awards 2017.

K ANUHUR A MALDIVES The 1,200 islands of the Maldives are scattered across the Indian Ocean like glimmering stars in the night sky, enticing travellers to their white-sand dusted, palm-fringed shores with a promise of paradise. You’ll fly over the islands by seaplane to reach Kanuhura, a resort characterised by its castaway chic vibe, part bohemian, part unabashed luxury. It’s all about getting back to nature here; dive to some of the Maldives’ most spectacular dive sites, take a speedboat cruise to spot dolphins and manta rays, visit deserted islands, and take part in sunrise yoga if you’re an early bird. The villas’ and bungalows’ semi open-air bathrooms are stunning, with pebblestones and paved slabs surrounding large soaking tubs and, in some accommodations, an overwater hammock. 10 nights from £3,235 per person, staying 3 nights at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in a Superior King Room on Half Board, followed by 7 nights at Kanuhura in a Beach Bungalow on Full Board. OFFER: Save up to 50% + complimentary meal upgrade.

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TWIN CENTRES

ISL AND TO ISL AND Park Hyatt St. Kitts

NEVIS & ST. KITTS

Montpelier Plantation, Nevis

Caribtours’ Marketing Executive Amy recently travelled to Nevis & St. Kitts. She tells us why these two tiny Caribbean islands make the perfect pair.

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he best thing about combining Nevis and St. Kitts is that they’re so different but so close together. Within just 15 minutes, you can reach one from the other by boat, and you’re greeted with an entirely different vibe on each island. Nevis is very tranquil and it’s stayed close to its roots and traditions. Nothing is built taller than a palm tree and you won’t find mass tourism or overcrowded beaches here. It’s the ideal location for simply relaxing and taking in all the breathtaking beauty of the region, with the lush green hues of Nevis Peak and the untouched golden sands of the beaches. One of the things that struck me about Nevis was how much character each hotel has – from the historic splendour of Nisbet Plantation to the present-day finery of the Four Seasons, there’s something to suit all personalities. For such a small island, the quality of the hotels and the gastronomy is just outstanding; great news for me as good food is always on my radar. At the beautifully-boutique Montpelier Plantation, chefs produce some of the finest cuisine imaginable. We banqueted on a sevencourse tasting menu in the hotel’s

Montpelier Plantation, Nevis

atmospheric 300-year-old stone sugar mill which is the only restaurant of its kind in the world. The dishes presented to us were out-of-this-world exceptional – rich lobster bisque, fresh tuna tartare and desserts that could have been framed as artwork. Dining in the sugar mill is ideal for special occasions – I wasn’t surprised to find out that lots of people propose to their significant other in there – but Montpelier is a Relais & Châteaux hotel so, of course, the culinary adventures don’t stop there. There are two main restaurants, Restaurant 750 for gourmet creations, and Indigo for casual poolside dining. Cooking classes and demonstrations, plus wine and rum tasting, are also available here so you can really let your inner culinary connoisseur loose.

Montpelier Plantation, Nevis

St. Kitts didn’t let me down on the food side either, with the Reggae

Beach Bar being our first stop here, for spicy shrimp and rum punch, before we had a go at glass-bottom kayaking in the crystal-clear ocean just adjacent to the bar. There are adventures galore on the island; for the bold and the brave, there’s zip lining through the rainforest, or, for something less adrenaline-inducing, drive up to the UNESCO-listed Brimstone Hill Fortress which dates back to the 17th Century. Down at sea level, the colourful capital Basseterre has markets and shops thronging with people; it’s a great place to pick up some souvenirs and eye the colossal cruise ships docked in port.

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts.

With the recent opening of Park Hyatt St. Kitts, the island welcomes a luxury resort set right on the beach with suites and restaurants to impress, as well as a 37,000-square-foot spa which is the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in the Caribbean. 7 nights from £1,999 staying 3 nights at Park Hyatt St. Kitts in a Park King Double Room and 4 nights at Montpelier Plantation in a Premier Room including breakfast. OFFER: US$150 Food & Beverages credit at Montpelier Plantation.

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ACTIVE BREAKS

A NN A BEL CROF T TENNIS HOLIDAYS THE RIT Z- C ARLTON, ABAMA

PINE CLIFFS RESORT

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is renowned for many things, from its excellent golf course to its expansive spa and stunning beach, as well as the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy with seven tennis courts. The resort is perhaps most famous, though, for its gastronomic delights including two wonderful Michelinstar restaurants.

For many, Pine Cliffs Resort is the Algarve’s best-kept secret, yet a recent multi million pound renovation has put it firmly on the map. Tucked away within 700 acres of pine trees, the resort overlooks a glorious sandy beach and is home to an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy with five floodlit courts.

T ENER IF E , SPA IN

7 nights from £1,599 per person sharing a Citadel Deluxe Room Resort View including breakfast and a four-day tennis package. OFFER: Save up to 25%.

ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

7 nights from £1,099 per person sharing a Junior Ocean Suite Resort View on Room Only including a four-day tennis package. OFFER: Save 15%.

DOMES MIR AMARE CORFU, GREECE

Yoga classes held in a grove full of centuries-old olive trees, personal training sessions designed to help you achieve your goals, and fitness classes utilising kettle bells, TRX ropes and resistance bands are just some of the reasons to choose Domes Miramare if sticking to your fitness routine is an essential part of any holiday. The sumptuous Soma Spa brings the wellness experience to full circle, with relaxing massages and treatments utilising products from Elemis and Codage Paris. After all that hard work, you deserve some pampering, too! 7 nights from £1,029 per person sharing an Emerald Retreat including breakfast. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Save up to 30% + €100 resort credit.

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ACTIVE BREAKS

THE PERFECT MATCH Tennis and wellbeing week with Annabel Croft 24 November - 01 December 2018 Tennis and wellbeing are The Perfect Match… and that’s what you’ll get at Curtain Bluff, Antigua, this November. Led by tennis star, Annabel Croft, you’ll spend a blissful week honing your tennis skills and relaxing with yoga and Pilates, as well as enjoying all that this breathtaking Caribbean resort has to offer.

7 nights from £3,699 per person sharing a Deluxe Room on All-Inclusive, including British Airways World Traveller flights, private transfers and access to the airport lounge on departure from London Gatwick.

S TAY M i g r at e t o t h e M a nor t h i s Aut u m n Enjoy the ever changing scenery of the Exe estuary with 15% discount on your stay when booked within 30 days of arrival Prices from £280

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Stay with us from the 24th – 27th to experience a truly unforgettable Christmas, with our Michelin star menus, mulled wine and festivities

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Prices from £797

Dine Tre at you r s el f t o ou r aut u m n lu nc h of fe r Join us Monday – Friday in October and November for a two course lunch menu for £39pp, or a three course lunch menu for £49pp Includes canapes, bread and appetiser

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Terms & Conditions All prices are based on two adults sharing and include return scheduled flights, 7 nights’ accommodation (unless otherwise stated), private transfers (shared for boat and seaplane) and use of a UK airport lounge (where available). Family prices are based on two adults and two children sharing. Prices are based on stays in June 2019 (Caribbean and Arabia), April/May 2019 (Europe and Mexico), and May/ June 2019 (Indian Ocean), with the exception of Jamaica Inn, priced in November 2018. Special offers are available on selected travel dates and room types and must be booked by 04 November 2018. Book by 15 October 2018 for offers to Mexico at Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Moon Palace Cancún, and Playacar Palace. Displayed prices and special offers are correct at time of going to print but are subject to change.

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The autumn 2018 edition of The Luxury Travel Magazine from Caribtours includes a host of inspiring  articles, travel tales from our team, an...

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