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MAURItIUs 09 MALDIVes 39 seYcHeLLes 75 sRI LAnKA 87 DUBAI, ABU DHABI AnD RAs AL KHAIMAH 93 oMAn AnD QAtAR 113 DIRectoRY 123 AIRLIne InFoRMAtIon 127 GeneRAL InFoRMAtIon 132 BooKInG conDItIons 134


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s close to paradise as you can get, nothing is more inviting than the private sanctuaries of the Indian Ocean. Tiny perfect islands resting like jewels on the cobalt silk of the ocean surrounded by endless horizons and undulating landscapes. Water bungalows on stilts allow privileged views of the rainbow-hued fish below; contemporary pavilions nestle on hillsides overlooking the ocean; elegant boutique-style resorts entice with their to-die-for spas and infinity-edge pools. Tropical and tranquil, the Maldives is a string of islands a thousand miles from anywhere. Powder white sands and crystal clear waters, perfect for diving amongst the reefs and fishing in the deep. In the otherworldly archipelago of the Seychelles, there is a distinct castaway air. Feast alfresco under the stars on freshly caught seafood and delicious Creole cuisine. In Mauritius, icing sugar beaches and the purest lagoons form an idyllic border to its verdant interior. Skim across crystalline ocean waters in a luxurious catamaran and watch dolphins following playfully in its wake. Succumb to the lure of ancient Arabia with its ornate mosques, seething souks and uninterrupted sundrenched days. Marvel at the mix of old and new – the hospitality of a Bedouin oasis set in miles of striking golden desert or the burgeoning skyscapes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, their designer emporiums exuding affluence. Race across the Qatari desert and explore the sights of historical Oman. More than enough entertainment for a thousand and one nights. From the moment that a travel adventure enters your mind, Carrier’s informed professionals – passionate travellers each and every one – are on hand to weigh up the options and devise the most imaginative itineraries, to seek out the most secluded beaches or exclusive restaurants. No need to worry about arranging a private dune dinner, dive schools or a sunset dhow cruise. The world is Carrier’s playground. Travelling alone, in a couple or as a family, our holidays will stretch the imagination: a decadent spa escape, a multi-centre journey of discovery or the quest for the most glamorous destinations. No detail is too small, no challenge too big for a team whose first-hand local insights assure Carrier guests the very best of everything. The destination is only the start. The experience is exclusive to Carrier.

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his picture perfect island is surrounded by a limpid lagoon brimming with rainbow-coloured fish and moray eels, darting around magnificent coral reefs. Relaxation is assured on beaches such as Flic en Flac, shaded by casuarina trees and icing sugar sands lapped by warm shallow waters. The chatter of tropical birds echoes through the palm trees, accompanying waterside dining on spicy samosas, dal pancakes and smoked marlin combined with palm hearts. This fusion of food reflects the island’s history; French, Créole, Indian and African influences abound. Sun-dappled days can be spent languishing onboard luxuriant catamarans, sailing amongst schools of dolphin playfully skimming the ocean’s surface. Contrasting with its crystalline border, a verdant interior of jagged peaks, thundering waterfalls, tea plantations and swaying sugar cane fields await. Its capital, Port Louis, sparkles with an animated charm, crumbling edifices with an historic past and a cosmopolitan waterfront form the perfect contrast for leisurely discovery. Spice and fruit markets excite the senses with aromas of frangipani and exotic scents filling the air; mounds of lychee, pineapples and watermelons creating a vibrant palette of colour. Further inland, the botanical gardens showcase enormous waterlilies, bright bougainvillea and hibiscus. A winding road leads to the coloured earths of Chamarel, spectacular undulating landscapes splashed with colour: blue, green, red and yellow. Daydreams are made of this.

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Above: Main Beach

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MAURITIUS – EAST COAST

One&Only Le Saint Géran This eminent haven of elegance boasts a spectacular location on the Belle Mare peninsula, bounded on one side by a cove and on the other by a coral-sheltered bay. The resort provides a relaxed and private retreat fringed by over a mile of white sand beaches and crystalline waters. Spacious and luxurious suites with private terraces or balconies face out to the ocean. Dining is an exceptional experience with a wealth of choice; overseen by chefs of Michelin-starred repute, there is the refined and fashionable Spoon des Îles by Alain Ducasse or the acclaimed modern Indian cuisine of Vineet Bhatia at Rasoi by Vineet. Try La Terrasse for relaxed poolside and ocean view dining. The resort abounds with over sixty acres of lush tropical gardens and encompasses a 9-hole Gary Player Golf Course, Peter Burwash International Tennis Academy and watersports by the beach. Overlooking the reflecting pool with ocean views is the One&Only Spa offering rejuvenating ESPA and holistic spa treatments. There is a dedicated KidsOnly centre for children aged four to eleven years, a teens’ club and a programme of sophisticated evening entertainment for adults. 162 suites and 1 villa. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON JUNIOR SUITE BED & BREAKFAST 7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT OCEAN SUITE THE VILLA – 4 PERSONS

01 Nov-20 Dec*

21 Dec-07 Jan*

08 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-09 Apr*

10 Apr-30 Apr*

3455 338

5627 681

3308 350

3358 350

3748 406

01 May-30 Sep*

2387 211

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-07 Jan

08 Jan-09 Apr

10 Apr-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

300 756

638 1472

303 798

381 1265

179 501

303 798

01 Oct-30 Nov*

3358 350 Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-20 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 21 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12 Oct-30 Nov add £250pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 20 Dec-31 Dec 10. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family – contact our reservations department.

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MAURITIUS – EAST CoAST

Le Touessrok Considered by many to be the pinnacle of tropical luxury and contemporary sophistication, this superlative member of The Leading Hotels of the World commands a beautiful location on Mauritius’ east coast overlooking the tranquil waters of Trou d’Eau Douce bay. Modern rooms and suites incorporate the finest amenities with spacious bathrooms. For those seeking seclusion, nearby are three exclusive villas, each with private pool. An impressive array of restaurants and bars include Three-Nine-Eight which fuses the cuisines of nine countries, Safran where Indian and continental dishes are re-interpreted and Barlen’s, an exotic kaleidoscope of east-meets-west flavours. Further relaxed feet-in-the-sand restaurants are found on nearby Ile aux Cerfs, reached by private boat, which also hosts the challenging Bernhard Langer-designed 18-hole championship golf course. The island retreat of Ilot Mangenie also forms part of the resort. Active guests will be kept entertained by the variety of watersports, the Diving Centre or at the Peter Burwash International Tennis Club. Children can escape to the Robin Hood themed kids’ club whilst teenagers have their own retreat. The hotel boasts one of a select few Givenchy Spas where understated style and intoxicatingly relaxing treatments prevail. 200 rooms and suites and 3 villas. 50 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSoN DELUxE RooM HALF BoARD

01 Nov-19 Dec*

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSoN PER NIGHT

20 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-15 Jul*

16 Jul-30 Sep*

01 oct-30 Nov*

3192 300

5093 544

3046 313

3096 313

2265 194

2352 206

3096 313

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-15 Jul

16 Jul-30 Sep

01 oct-30 Nov

63 375 502

81 694 831

50 363 490

25 181 504

38 188 523

JUNIoR SUITE oCEAN SUITE THREE BEDRooM VILLA – 6 PERSoNS

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50 363 490

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. one way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-19 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12 oct-30 Nov add £250pp. Minimum stay of 8 nights between 26 Dec-31 Dec 10. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family – contact our reservations department.

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Above: Frangipani Island Pool

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Above: Pool

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MAURITIUS – NoRTh EAST CoAST

Constance Le Prince Maurice Perched on the edge of a sheltered turquoise lagoon on the east coast, the resort’s authentic thatch, stone and timber buildings are the perfect complement to its lush tropical surroundings. Inside, the oversized suites and villas are ultra-stylish with every convenient amenity, some positioned directly along the beach and others elevated on stilts overlooking the inland lagoon. Polished teak floors and rich redwood furnishings contrast dramatically with neutralcoloured fabrics. The exquisite villas feature Jacuzzi and sunken marble baths in their own private courtyards, whilst some boast their own pool. A member of Relais & Châteaux, exceptional gourmet dining encompasses L’Archipel or try Le Barachois, a unique floating restaurant with five canopied pontoons reached across a meandering teak bridge through the mangroves. Relax in the prestigious Guerlain Spa or work out at the health and fitness centre. Golfers can take advantage of complimentary green fees on the two nearby championship courses of sister hotel, Constance Belle Mare Plage. Younger guests will enjoy the entertainment of Les Petits Princes club for four to twelve year olds. 77 suites and 12 villas. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSoN JUNIoR SUITE hALF BoARD 7 NIGhTS ExTRA NIGhT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSoN PER NIGhT VILLA – 2 PERSoNS PRINCELY SUITE – 6 PERSoNS

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec*

23 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-15 Sep*

16 Sep-19 oct*

20 oct-30 Nov

3227 305

3113 289

3658 400

2853 285

2903 285

2098 170

2300 199

3293 305

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec

23 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-15 Sep

16 Sep-19 oct

20 oct-30 Nov

344 464

323 434

413 570

364 539

199 425

230 444

344 464

Prices are based on departures from London heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. one way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-22 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 23 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12-19 oct add £250pp. Minimum stay of 8 nights between 23 Dec 10-02 Jan 11. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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MAURITIUS – EAST CoAST

The Residence Plantation-style architecture and a magnificent beach combine with impeccable service to make this one of the island’s finest resorts. The elegance and style of a bygone era are evoked from the moment of entering the spectacular colonial lobby caressed by ocean breezes and opening out onto spectacular vistas. A delicately muted palette of whites and beiges fused with honey-coloured wood and the tropical scent of ylang-ylang sets the tone in the luxuriously appointed air-conditioned rooms and suites. All boast every conceivable comfort, including marble bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, private butler service and balconies or patios overlooking the gardens or ocean. A choice of international or local cuisine is served in The Dining Room, enjoy light snacks by the poolside at The Verandah or savour the authentic flavours of Creole fare and fresh seafood on the beach’s edge at the oceanfront Plantation Restaurant. In addition to tennis courts, swimming pool and complimentary watersports, The Residence also boasts the therapeutic facilities of The Sanctuary Spa using Carita products for rejuvenating treatments. The Planters Kids’ Club offers daytime and evening entertainment for three to twelve year olds. 163 rooms and suites. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSoN CoLoNIAL GARDEN VIEw RooM HALF BoARD 01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-19 Dec* 20 Dec-05 Jan*

06 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr* 01 May-30 Sep*

01 oct-30 Nov*

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

2212 160

1993 129

3020 309

2031 168

2081 168

1853 135

2081 168

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSoN PER NIGHT

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-05 Jan

06 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 oct-30 Nov

CoLoNIAL oCEAN VIEw RooM CoLoNIAL oCEANFRoNT RooM CoLoNIAL GARDEN VIEw SENIoR SUITE

21 55 95

14 49 80

39 113 168

23 59 100

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23 59 100

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. one way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-19 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 20 Dec-02 Jan add £428pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12 oct-30 Nov add £250pp. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – must be paid locally. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

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Above: Lobby View

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Above: Beau Champ Restaurant

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MAURITIUS – EAST COAST

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita A ravishing private escape exuding quintessential Four Seasons style and service; the resort is part of the prestigious Anahita Sanctuary development opposite beautiful Ile aux Cerfs. Spacious villas feature private plunge pools and the largest and most luxurious bathrooms on Mauritius, complete with alfresco shower. Families will appreciate the garden villas or the spacious two and three bedroom residences; for those seeking extra privacy, the villas nestled in the mangroves will meet the most exacting requirements. Ocean and beach villas offer immediate access to the warm turquoise waters of the lagoon. Dining options include the contemporary steakhouse cuisine at Beau Champ, delicious pan-Asian and Mauritian specialities at Bambou and authentic Italian influences accompanied by an extensive wine list at Acquapazza. All complemented by spectacular views of the ocean and the resort’s sparkling swimming pools. A California-edge pool links to a secluded infinity-edge swimming pool for heavenly relaxation; or retreat to the rejuvenating spa with overwater pavilions. The more active will enjoy the 18-hole Ernie Els-designed championship golf course, tennis, diving and watersports. Youngsters will be cosseted with the Kids For All Seasons programme and the excellent Karokan Teens’ Club. 99 villas and 32 residences. 45 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON GARDEN POOL VILLA HALF BOARD° 7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

01 Nov-20 Dec*

21 Dec-07 Jan*

08 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr*

3630 363

5233 625

3593 391

3643 391

2724 259

3643 391

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-07 Jan

08 Jan-30 Apr

01 May -30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

56 131 -36

81 209 28

53 131 2

28 78 2

53 131 2

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT MANGROVE POOL VILLA OCEAN VILLA TwO BEDROOM RESIDENCE – 4 PERSONS

01 May -30 Sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-20 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 21 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-25 Aug & 12 Oct-30 Nov add £250pp. °Departures between 01 Nov 10-07 Jan 11 include breakfast only. Minimum stay of 5 nights between 21 Dec-31 Dec 10. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family, Added Value – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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MAURITIUS – NORTh wEST COAST

The Oberoi An oceanfront position on the north west coast, close to fashionable Grand Baie, is the setting for this truly luxurious resort which combines the best of Asian, African and European customs. Proudly maintaining the Oberoi tradition of offering deluxe accommodation enhanced by unparalleled hospitality, its seventy one Luxury Villas and Pavilions nestle within twenty acres of sub-tropical gardens which lead down to the beach. Subtle colour schemes and natural fabrics are complemented by every modern comfort; the Luxury Pavilions boast spacious bedrooms with sitting areas and outdoor terraces, whilst the Villas have alfresco dining areas, walled courtyards offering the ultimate in seclusion and most have large private swimming pools. Creole, Indian and French cuisine fuse on the menu of the Main Restaurant, whilst lighter lunches can be savoured at the Lagoon Pool Restaurant. The Touching Senses programme provides activities such as cookery classes, astronomy sessions and nature walks. The Oberoi Spa is a sanctuary of relaxation, offering traditional treatments with Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Africology incorporating natural products. Complimentary recreational facilities include two tennis courts, two swimming pools and an array of watersports including windsurfing and kayaking. 48 pavilions and 23 villas. 50 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON LUxURy PAVILION BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov

7 NIGhTS ExTRA NIGhT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGhT

LUxURy VILLA wITh GARDEN LUxURy VILLA wITh POOL ROyAL VILLA wITh PRIVATE POOL

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3192 300

01 Dec-23 Dec*

24 Dec-07 Jan*

08 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-25 Apr*

26 Apr-30 Sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

2973 269

4402 506

2958 300

3008 300

2483 225

3358 350

01 Nov-23 Dec

106 316 781

24 Dec-07 Jan

213 606 1225

08 Jan-25 Apr

106 316 781

26 Apr-30 Sep

100 194 525

01 Oct-30 Nov

106 322 838

Prices are based on departures from London heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-23 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 24 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12 Oct-30 Nov add £250pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 24 Dec 10-07 Jan 11. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

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Above: Royal Villa with Private Pool

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Above: Presidential Suite

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MAuriTius – WesT CoAsT

Maradiva Villas resort & spa secreted within twenty seven acres of lush gardens overlooking Tamarin Bay at pristine Wolmar Beach lies an all-villa resort where guests’ every need is attended by private valets. A member of The Leading small Hotels of the World, its spacious villas are the epitome of privacy with a secluded living/dining veranda and private plunge pool outside, whilst inside every amenity awaits. From a full walk-in wardrobe, living spaces equipped with the latest technology to bathrooms with indoor and alfresco shower. No detail has been overlooked with beautiful interiors inspired by a mélange of French Colonial, indian, African and Arabic design. Dining is an equally cosmopolitan affair with options to delight the palate ranging from Mediterranean, Mauritian and international cuisine at the all-day restaurant, whilst the gourmet Cilantro serves the finest Pan-Asian and indian creations with a spectacular show kitchen. At the Maradiva spa be renewed with authentic Ayurvedic treatments or relax in the hydrotherapy cascade pool and yoga pavilion. snorkel the crystal clear waters of the lagoons, go scuba diving or water-skiing, or play tennis on the floodlit courts. Children can escape to the supervised Mini Club. 65 villas. 55 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

PriCe £ Per PersoN Luxury suiTe ViLLA HALF BoArD 7 NigHTs exTrA NigHT

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec*

24 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-30 sep*

01 oct-31 oct*

01 Nov-30 Nov

3805 388

3306 316

5443 594

3571 388

3621 388

3122 316

3621 388

4011 408

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-30 sep

01 oct-31oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

88 244 544

78 234 465

38 250 647

88 244 544

78 234 465

88 244 544

suPPLeMeNTs Per PersoN Per NigHT BeACHFroNT Luxury suiTe ViLLA exCLusiVe suiTe ViLLA PresiDeNTiAL suiTe ViLLA – 4 PersoNs

93 255 571

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. one way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-23 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12-31 oct add £250pp. Minimum stay of 5 nights between 24 Dec 10-02 Jan 11. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special offers – Free Nights, early Booking, Honeymoon – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Mauritius – sOutH COast

shanti Maurice, a Nira resort Located around a pristine horseshoe coral sand cove on the largely untouched south coast, this spectacular resort promises a genuine Mauritian experience in an eco-aware environment. accommodation is dotted throughout the extensive tropical gardens and embraces Junior suites housed in independent villas, all with balconies and beguiling indian Ocean vistas; Luxury Villas each have large, private pool and outdoor dining sala. the ultra-spacious Luxury suite Villas are ideal for families, boasting direct access onto the beach and separate living and dining areas. stars, the resort’s signature restaurant, is defined by its contemporary Cape cuisine and wide selection of south african wines. the menu at Pebbles carries an indian influence whilst the Fish and rhum shack celebrates the bounty of the seas complemented by cocktails laced with rum from the local distillery. in the exquisite Nira spa treatments encompass Oriental rituals and ayurvedic Panchakarma, together with an outdoor heated spa pool and Jacuzzi. Younger travellers are entertained in the kids’ club and complimentary transfers are provided for guests wishing to play golf at the nearby Bel Ombre course. Kayaks and Hobicats are available; nature walks and treks abound. 61 villas and suites. 35 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

PriCE £ PEr PErsON JuNiOr suitE OCEaN ViEw BED & BrEaKFast 01 Nov-22 Dec* 7 NigHts Extra NigHt

suPPLEMENts PEr PErsON PEr NigHt

JuNiOr suitE BEaCHFrONt LuxurY ViLLa witH POOL LuxurY suitE ViLLa witH POOL

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23 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-31 Mar

01 apr-30 apr*

01 May-11 Oct*

12 Oct-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

3148 294

3221 338

2915 294

2965 294

2549 234

2799 234

3215 294

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-30 apr

01 May-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

31 181 353

44 188 350

31 181 353

25 147 281

31 181 353

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-22 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 23 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 apr & 15 Jul-24 aug add £250pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 23 Dec 10-09 Jan 11. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Discounted rates, added Value – contact our reservations department.

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Above: Luxury Villa with Pool

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Above: Superior Beachfront Room

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MAuriTius – EAsT COAsT

Long Beach Opening early 2011, this elegant resort fronts one of the east coast’s finest stretches of beach. sister property to the revered Le Touessrok, it exudes a relaxed ambience and focuses around an urban-style piazza which hosts restaurants, boutiques and bars. Accommodation nestles within the lush gardens where over half a million plants flourish. rooms are furnished in neutral tones with splashes of colour and are arranged in three crescents to optimise the ocean vistas, each boasting up-to-the-minute amenities and some with their own expansive beach space. An array of dining awaits with excellent italian cuisine at i sapori, open kitchens at Le Marche embellish fine dining with a sense of theatre, Hasu features a central sushi, grill and yakitori bar whilst Tides is the place for fresh fish. Afterwards, enjoy cocktails overlooking the beach at shores. An enormous main pool with surrounding decks offers relaxation; the spa specialises in soothing treatments and Thalassotherapy. Complimentary watersports include kayaks, lasers and glass-bottom boat trips, perfect for exploring the adjacent lagoon. Youngsters and teens enjoy their own facilities and tailored programmes. 255 rooms and suites. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport.

PriCE £ PEr PErsON sEA ViEw sTANDArD rOOM HALF BOArD 02 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-15 Jul*

16 Jul-30 sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

2133 175

1915 144

2002 156

2133 175

02 Apr-30 Apr

01 May-15 Jul

16 Jul-30 sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

25 119 63

31 100 63

31 106 63

25 119 63

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suPPLEMENTs PEr PErsON PEr NigHT BEACHFrONT suPEriOr rOOM DELuxE BEACHFrONT suiTE ALL-iNCLusiVE

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Mauritius – East COast

Constance Belle Mare Plage resort & Villas an enchanting location on a white sand beach is the setting for the luxurious hotel and villa accommodation of this beautiful resort, famed for its tradition of dedicated service and superb sporting facilities. rooms and suites offer every modern amenity and terrace or balcony from which to absorb beguiling ocean views. those seeking extra privacy will be seduced by the superb private villas, each with its own swimming pool. all have spacious living/dining rooms, alfresco sitting areas, two or three en suite bedrooms and the services of a personal attendant. all guests can choose from seven dining venues including gourmet à la carte at the Blue Penny Café, sumptuous buffets with Mauritian influences at La Citronelle and secluded italian beachside dining at La spiaggia. golf enthusiasts will be lured by the 18-hole Legend championship course and the Links course designed by rodney Wright and Peter alliss. a variety of activities include tennis, watersports and a children’s club for four to twelve year olds. 237 rooms and suites and 21 villas. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport.

Above: Shiseido Spa Pool Below: Pool View from Lobby

PriCE £ PEr PErsON PrEstigE rOOM HaLF BOarD

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec*

23 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-31 Mar

01 apr-30 apr*

01 May-15 sep*

16 sep-19 Oct*

20 Oct-30 Nov

7 NigHts Extra NigHt

2203 159

1906 116

2451 228

1742 126

1792 126

1460 79

1670 109

2322 166

suPPLEMENts PEr PErsON PEr NigHt

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec

23 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 apr

01 May-15 sep

16 sep-19 Oct

20 Oct-30 Nov

44 79 54

76 116 136

35 73 169

35 34 55

33 64 36

33 68 112

JuNiOr suitE sEa FaCiNg JuNiOr suitE BEaCHFrONt 2 BEDrOOM POOL ViLLa – 4 PErsONs°

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40 75 120

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-22 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 23 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 apr, 15 Jul-24 aug & 12-19 Oct add £250pp. °Villas include breakfast only. Minimum stay of 8 nights between 23 Dec 10-06 Jan 11. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon, anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

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MAURITIUS – SOUTH COAST

Heritage Le Telfair golf & Spa Resort The former sugar estate of Bel Ombre is the setting for this seductive retreat, one of the island’s most jealously guarded secrets. Tucked away on one of the most pristine stretches of beach in Mauritius, its rooms boast spacious en suite bathrooms with bath and walk-in shower and twenty four hour butler service for suites. Fine dining options abound – be it meals with a view of mountain and river from the multi-tiered Annabella’s, beachfront sushi and freshly grilled fish Japanese-style at gin’ja or the elegant Mauritian cuisine of Le Château de Bel Ombre, set amidst century old French gardens by the golf course. Designed by Peter Matkovich, the 18-hole championship golf course provides a satisfying challenge and green fees are complimentary for guests staying in suite accommodation. Unwind in the spectacular Seven Colours Spa, scuba dive, ramble in the adjacent nature reserve, take an exhilarating mountain bike ride or enjoy a cooling dip in the magnificent six hundred square metre swimming pool. 156 rooms and suites. 45 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

Above: Ocean Suite Below: Swimming Pool

PRICE £ PER PERSON SUPERIOR ROOM HALF BOARD 7 NIgHTS ExTRA NIgHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIgHT SUPERIOR SEA VIEw JUNIOR SUITE SENIOR SUITE

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec*

24 Dec-04 Jan*

05 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-31 Mar

01 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-14 Jul

15 Jul-24 Aug

25 Aug-11 Oct

12 Oct-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

2273 169

2011 131

2608 250

2040 169

2258 200

2308 200

1888 140

2138 140

1888 140

2138 140

2558 200

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-04 Jan

05 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-30 Apr

01 May-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

13 50 119

13 44 94

19 75 169

13 50 119

19 38 88

11 28 61

19 38 88

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-23 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 24 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr add £250pp. Minimum stays apply – contact reservations for details. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Mauritius – south WEst Coast

Mauritius – south WEst Coast

Dinarobin hotel Golf & spa

Paradis hotel & Golf Club

set within lush tropical gardens, this village-like luxury resort shares many facilities, such as eight restaurants and an 18-hole championship golf course, with neighbouring sister hotel Paradis. the all-suite accommodation is housed in attractive bungalows – verandas or balconies overlooking the beach or gardens. inter-linking family suites are also available. For added luxury and access to the exclusive Club at Dinarobin, upgrade to a Club suite with private concierge and complimentary cocktails. tennis and non-motorised watersports are complimentary, whilst for an additional cost scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and catamaran hire can be arranged. in the spa by Clarins with its two hammams, ayurvedic treatments are a speciality.

Facing Mauritius’ largest lagoon and fringed by pure white sands on Le Morne peninsula, Paradis offers exclusive beachfront accommodation in rooms, suites and villas especially suitable for families. For added luxury and privacy the three bedroom Executive Villas boast bathrooms leading out onto a terrace and private gazebo. all types of accommodation face the ocean, sharing excellent golfing amenities and eight fine restaurants with sister hotel Dinarobin. the resort also has a spa by Clarins and a Bob Marlin Miniclub for children aged three to twelve years. Watersports include sailing, kayaks, windsurfing and aquagym, or take to the hills by mountain bike. Enjoy a gentle boat ride for à la carte dining at La ravenne.

172 suites. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport.

286 rooms and suites and 13 villas. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport.

Prices from £2370pp in low season, £2975pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. single supplement available on request.

Prices from £2090pp in low season, £2650pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. single supplement available on request.

Below: The Club

Below: Villa

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MAuriTius – NorTH CoAsT

royal Palm

set on a breathtaking beach in Grand Baie on the island’s northern shores, this verdant oasis of luxury quickly claimed its place amongst The Leading Hotels of the World. Accommodation is all-suite and each boasts ocean views and every amenity. The tranquil royal Palm spa by Clarins is the perfect place to enjoy exquisite pampering. Dining is a gourmet’s paradise with three intimate à la carte restaurants including La Goelette offering a panoramic view of the bay, Le Bar Plage facing the lagoon and the Natureaty restaurant in a beguiling seafront setting. A comprehensive sports and Fitness Club plus tennis and squash are complemented by oceans of watersports. Children from three to twelve years will be impressively entertained in their own Mini Club. 84 suites. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport. Prices from £3050pp in low season, £4350pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. single supplement available on request.

Below: Royal Suite (both)

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MAURITIUS – NORTH COAST

MAURITIUS – SOUTH WEST COAST

Legends

Les Pavillons

Located close to beautiful Grand Baie, the hotel is inspired by the principles of Feng Shui. A harmonious balance is created between the five elements which are incorporated into the rooms, suites and superb villa, which features a garden with pool and even a private beach. Dining options include La Bastide for Mediterranean specialities, fine dining fusion at Karma House and Abalone, which serves fresh seafood. An all-inclusive option is available by booking the Pure Discovery Experience. Activities include watersports and a diving centre, whilst younger guests will enjoy the Mini and Teens’ Clubs. For relaxation, the Spa by Anne Sémonin awaits with seawater swimming pool, Tai Chi classes and more.

An exotic hideaway epitomised by its inspirational setting at the foot of the majestic Le Morne mountain, now a World Heritage Site. Turquoise waters lap a porcelain white beach fringed by handsome rooms and suites, all with balcony or terrace. A choice of restaurants promises fine dining, from healthy Mediterranean cuisine served alfresco at Obergine and light Mauritian snacks at Nautil to delectable Thai specialities at Nipa. Experience the resort’s signature hydro-mineral treatments in the Nymphea Spa, relax with Tai Chi or chill out by one of four swimming pools. The Moov Activity Centre caters for adults and adolescents; the Twinkle Kids’ Club takes good care of three to twelve year olds.

197 rooms and suites and 1 villa. 1 hr 15 mins by road from Mauritius Airport.

149 rooms and suites. 45 minutes by road from Mauritius Airport.

Prices from £1590pp in low season, £2015pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. Single supplement available on request.

Prices from £1795pp in low season, £2260pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. Single supplement available on request.

Below: Presidential Villa

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Below: Main Pool

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MAURITIUS – eAST coAST

Beau Rivage & The Villas at Beau Rivage Beautifully designed so its thatched-roof buildings offer beguiling views over the white sand beach and reef-protected lagoon, a relaxing, low-key ambience pervades this tropically elegant resort. Its island setting is mirrored in each air-conditioned suite, appointed in warm tones with subtle Mauritian influences. Suites and villas boast every modern amenity whilst the latter have private pools. Dining choices encompass four restaurants serving seafood, Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine. Activities include watersports, tennis and volleyball in addition to a spectacular tiered swimming pool, gym and sauna. Relaxation awaits in the Beau Rivage Spa by Payot whilst younger guests aged three to eleven will enjoy the Little Mermaid Miniclub. 174 suites, 12 one and two bedroom villas. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport. Prices from £1855pp in low season, £2375pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a half board basis and private transfers. Single supplement available on request.

Below: Villa with Private Pool & Main Pool

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Mauritius – wEst COast

Hilton Mauritius resort & spa an enviable setting on Flic-en-Flac, a beautiful west coast beach that was largely responsible for Mauritius earning its reputation as the ‘pearl of the indian Ocean’, befits this family friendly resort. a warm and refined ambience pervades the property, its pure architectural lines a pleasing contrast to Oriental design features and richly decorative art. this sense of refinement also extends to the guest rooms and suites, each one facing the indian Ocean, perfectly placed to absorb the spectacular sunsets. relax with your feet in the sand at Les Coquillages overlooking the lagoon, enjoy tempting asian speciality dishes at ginger thai or dine on Mauritian and international cuisine at La Pomme d’amour. relax at the spa Mauritius with exotic treatments from around the world. watersports include windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing, or take a trip on a glass bottomed boat and look out for dolphins. the Kids’ Club keeps four to twelve year olds entertained whilst golf is available on the nearby tamarina golf Estate. 193 rooms and suites. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport.

Above: Aqua Bar Below: Relaxation Area at the Spa

PriCE £ PEr PErsON DELuxE rOOM HaLF BOarD

01 Nov-30 Nov

7 NigHts Extra NigHt

suPPLEMENts PEr PErsON PEr NigHt JuNiOr suitE DELuxE suitE

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01 Dec-23 Dec*

24 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-31 Mar

01 apr-30 apr*

01 May-31 Jul*

01 aug-30 sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

2098 144

2011 131

2521 238

1865 144

1915 144

1740 119

1827 131

1915 144

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 apr

01 May-31 Jul

01 aug-30 sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

75 169

75 156

38 119

81 166

44 100

75 156

75 169

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-23 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 24 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 apr, 15 Jul-24 aug & 12 Oct-30 Nov add £250pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 24 Dec 10-06 Jan 11. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon, anniversary, Family, added Value – contact our reservations department.

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MAuriTiuS – NOrTh weST cOAST

The Grand Mauritian, A Luxury collection resort & Spa Although only recently opened, the first Starwood Luxury collection hotel in the indian Ocean has already acquired exalted status. Small wonder, when you set eyes on the spectacular seafront rooms and suites, housed in individual thatched villas and replete with every luxury from private balconies to large open-plan marble bathrooms with elemis amenities. Throughout the property, water features add a cooling ambience and dining venues abound. The Season restaurant, headed by award-winning chef Stephane Brallet, showcases Thai, Middle eastern, Mauritian and indian cuisine whilst Brezza serves contemporary italian specialities, or eat poolside at the aptly named reflections. relax at the Mandara Spa, dedicated to rejuvenating body and soul. The resort’s swimming pool – one of the largest on the island – is complemented by a fitness centre and an explorer club for inquisitive young minds. watersports range from snorkelling to scuba diving or indulge in a sunset catamaran dinner. 193 rooms and suites. 1 hour by road from Mauritius Airport.

Above: Bar 68 Below: Brezza Pool & Restaurant

Price £ Per PerSON DeLuxe rOOM hALF BOArD 7 NiGhTS exTrA NiGhT

SuPPLeMeNTS Per PerSON Per NiGhT LuxurY TerrAce SuiTe FAMiLY rOOM GrAND MAuriTiAN SPA SuiTe

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-19 Dec*

20 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr -30 Apr*

01 May-30 Sep*

01 Oct-31 Oct*

01 Nov-30 Nov

2317 175

2055 138

3308 350

1996 163

2046 163

1871 138

2133 175

2506 193

01 Nov-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

38 50 188

41 55 206

Prices are based on departures from London heathrow with Air Mauritius and include private transfers. One way Business class upgrades available from £495pp. *For departures between 17-19 Dec add £195pp. *For departures between 20 Dec-02 Jan add £429pp. *For departures between 06-21 Apr, 15 Jul-24 Aug & 12-31 Oct add £250pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 20 Dec 10-06 Jan 11. Mandatory christmas eve & New Year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, early Booking, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Mauritius and Seychelles

Mauritius and Dubai

14 NIGHTS FROM £5820 PeR PeRSON

10 NIGHTS FROM £3190 PeR PeRSON

To experience the ultimate in Indian Ocean relaxation, spend seven nights exploring the tropical paradise of Mauritius followed by a further seven nights on the tranquil islands of the Seychelles.

The vibrant buzz of modern Dubai creates an exciting twin centre combination with the tropical harmony of Mauritius. Synonymous with luxury, stay at One&Only Resorts in both destinations.

Day 1 | Depart London Heathrow on your direct flight to Mauritius with Air Mauritius.

Day 1 | Depart London Heathrow on your flight to Mauritius via Dubai with emirates.

Days 2-8 | On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred by road to shanti Maurice, a Nira Resort which is located on the pristine shores of the south coast. An expansive spa, watersports and nearby golf form just a few of the resort’s attractions whilst the verdant interior and colourful towns of Mauritius are easily reached. (B)

Days 2-8 | On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred by road to One&Only Le saint Géran on Mauritius’ beautiful east coast for a seven night stay. A relaxed retreat fringed by a white sand beach and crystalline water, the resort offers exceptional dining, luxurious accommodation and a variety of activities. (B)

Days 9-15 | After a relaxing day, a private transfer takes you to Mauritius Airport for a late afternoon flight to Mahé. From the airport you will be transferred by road to Banyan Tree seychelles for a seven night stay. Set on the edge of Intendance Bay, the resort has direct beach access and offers an array of recreations in addition to an award-winning spa. (B)

Days 9-11 | Fly directly from Mauritius to Dubai, for a three night stay at One&Only The Palm. Set on the peninsula of the Palm Jumeirah crescent, Moorish and Andalusian influences merge to create a boutique oasis by the Arabian Gulf. Relax by the swimming pool, savour diverse dining choices with skyline vistas and explore the bustling souks and cosmopolitan attractions of Dubai. (B)

Day 16 | Return to Mahé Airport for an overnight flight to London Heathrow with Air Seychelles.

Day 12 | Return to Dubai Airport for your direct flight back to London Heathrow.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplement available on request. One way business class upgrades are available from £495 per person. Meal basis: B Breakfast.

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South Africa and Mauritius 14 NIGHTS FROM £3665 PeR PeRSON

South Africa’s Cape offers a variety of easily explored contrasts with a vibrant cityscape, world-class vineyards and breathtaking whale watching. Mauritius encapsulates the quintessential Indian Ocean idyll with sugar white beaches and crystalline waters, perfect for relaxation.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards, surrounded by vine-clad slopes and offering boutique accommodation accompanied by spectacular vistas. exploring the vineyards on horseback or touring cellars with a knowledgeable vintner are just two of the many activities available. (B)

Day 1 | Depart London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Cape Town.

Days 7-8 | A breathtaking drive along the Indian Ocean shoreline leads to Hermanus. Set on the cliffs above Hermanus’ two best swimming beaches, spend two nights at the boutique Birkenhead House. A spa offers indulgent massages or simply stretch out on a sunlounger overlooking Walker Bay which, from July to November, becomes the playground of the majestic Southern Right whale. (FB)

Days 2-4 | On arrival you will be met and transferred to the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel for a three night stay. With an enviable location on the lower slopes of Table Mountain and close to the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront, the city’s cultural and historical sights are easily reached. The hotel offers sumptuous rooms and suites – some with mountain views – in addition to outstanding leisure facilities including swimming pools, tennis courts and the luxurious Librisa Spa. (B) Days 5-6 | A hire car will be delivered to the hotel in the morning. A short scenic drive brings you to Franschhoek, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cape Valley and renowned for its gastronomy and excellent wines. Spend two nights at

Days 9-15 | Return to Cape Town Airport for a direct flight to Mauritius where seven nights will be spent at The Residence. Melding plantation-style architecture with impeccable service and direct access to a spectacular beach, this is one of Mauritius’ finest resorts. Activities include tennis, watersports and pampering in the Sanctuary Spa. (B, D) Day 16 | Transfer to Mauritius Airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplement available on request. One way business class upgrades are available from £495 per person. Meal basis: B Breakfast, D Dinner, FB Full Board.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Maldives

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magine diving deep amongst coral reefs courted by rays and parrotfish. Watch a black tip reef shark glide by, or a whale shark in all its spotted glory. Private diving safaris and colourful snorkelling trips are a popular way to pass the blissful days in the Maldives. Unhurried and unspoilt, these impossibly beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean promise a stay of utter tranquillity and luxury. While most are small enough to walk around, to explore some you may need to borrow a bicycle, but why stray from your stilted water villa where you can relax on a daybed with the waters lapping below and slip down the private steps into the warm sea. Expansive beach villas, many served by private butlers, come complete with their own exclusive stretch of sand. Cruise the atolls in a traditional wooden dhoni or escape to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean for a romantic private dinner or sunset cocktails. It is even possible to dine in an underwater restaurant and have spa treatments in the undersea realm. Further indulgence arrives on a plate, Maldivian cuisine features a profusion of crab and seafood tapas prepared by some of the world’s leading chefs. Honeymooners could want for nothing more, yet families too love these isles. Several resorts have excellent children’s clubs with first class facilities and imaginative activities – whilst the children are being royally entertained the adults can slip away. Paradise is not lost after all.

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Above: Lap Pool

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NORTH MALé ATOLL

One&Only Reethi Rah Located on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, this octopus-shaped resort encompasses an extraordinary six kilometres of coastline. Here, in beautiful landscaping by the turquoise bays lie discreetly placed villas, each with its own secluded piece of sugar white shore or private deck overlooking the lagoon. These are some of the largest resort villas in the world, boasting high, airy ceilings and generous exterior space ranging from private verandas to personal pools with large decks. Keynote for dining is island chic. At Reethi Restaurant floor-to-ceiling glass screens reveal the kitchen and walk-in wine cellar, in Tapsake delight your palate with Japanese cuisine served tapas-style in a spectacular overwater setting. Also stretching out over the ocean is the tranquil One&Only Spa where guests can experience both indoor and outdoor treatments. Name your recreational pleasure – it is sure to be here. Swimming in the main pool, tennis, volleyball and indoor games…or take to the water for deep-sea fishing, dolphin watching, sunset dhoni fishing or deluxe desert island picnics. Children and teens are superbly catered for with KidsOnly and a club for teenagers. 130 villas. 75 minutes by yacht from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-15 Jan*

16 Jan-16 Apr

17 Apr-09 May

10 May-16 Jul *

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov

3599 365

3718 365

5780 674

4096 433

4783 531

3140 297

3879 385

3140 297

3760 385

SuPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-15 Jan

16 Jan-09 May°

10 May-10 Jul

11 Jul-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

WATER VILLA BEACH VILLA WITH POOL

163 178

171 228

175 197

155 172

173 195

155 172

173 195

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 20-23 Dec add £119pp. *For departures between 11-16 Jul & 16-31 Aug add £88pppn. °Water Villa for stays between 17 Apr-09 May add £4pppn. °Beach Villa for stays between 17 Apr-09 May deduct £2pppn. Minimum stay of 8 nights for bookings between 25 Dec-08 Jan. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 17 Apr-09 May. Mandatory Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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BAA ATOLL

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru A scenic seaplane flight from Malé brings you to the remote Baa Atoll, where Four Seasons has created a hideaway offering unspoilt privacy in a pristine environment; the island’s forty four acre interior is flanked by white sand beaches and a two kilometre lagoon. Contemporary thatched accommodations are located on the beach or over the lagoon: features include spacious gardens, private pools, outdoor living rooms and sea-viewing lofts. Water Villas and Suites enjoy a jetty setting to maximise the views of sunrise and sunset, whilst the Royal Beach Villa comprises three generously proportioned pavilions and a beachfront lap pool. For those seeking the ultimate in accommodation, the two bedroom Land and Ocean Suite brings the best of both worlds – living on the island and sleeping over the sea. Dining choices are superb, with five restaurants and bars serving Arabian, Asian, Indian and Italian specialities, each with Ayurvedic options. The award-winning Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat offers allinclusive Ayurvedic Immersions, whilst the Marine Discovery Centre runs pioneering coral propagation and manta ray projects. Also on offer are yoga, tennis, a PADI dive centre plus Kids’ Club with pool and pirate adventure ship. Ideally combined with a three, four or seven night cruise on the Four Seasons Explorer. 102 bungalows, villas and suites. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH BUNGALOW WITH POOL BED & BREAKFAST 01 Nov-09 Dec 7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

ATER VILLA W BEACH VILLA WITH POOL WATER VILLA WITH POOL

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10 Dec-20 Dec

21 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-10 May

11 May-16 Jul*

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Nov

3696 371

3815 371

5277 590

4263 445

3481 334

4121 408

4002 408

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan-10 May

11 May-14 Jul

15 Jul-30 Nov

66 213 213

68 213 250

64 229 246

31 213 250

31 213 213

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 21-23 Dec add £119pp. *For departures between 15-16 Jul add £74pppn. Minimum stay of 10 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-01 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family, Cruise-contact our reservations department.

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Above: Beach Villa with Pool

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Above: Garden Island Setting

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NORTH MALé ATOLL

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa An international resort set on a colourful garden island, reflecting all the charm and intimacy of a traditional Maldivian village. Beach and Water Bungalows fringe the island, with restaurants and recreational facilities arranged around a central promenade lined with borders of bougainvillea, frangipani and hibiscus flowers. Indeed, there can be few greater pleasures than staying in one of the Four Seasons’ stilted Water Bungalows with their oversized patios and steps leading straight down into the lagoon. The Island Spa sits on its own island just a minute’s sail away by dhoni and features seven overwater pavilions offering innovative treatments with products sourced from some of the world’s most environmentally conscious suppliers. Three sophisticated restaurants serve speciality Indian, Italian and Asian fare whilst the open-air Sunset Lounge epitomises the resort’s relaxed and social vibe. Recreational possibilities include a drop edge swimming pool and a well equipped health club. With thirty dive sites close by and some of the world’s best surfing, there is both a PADI dive centre and a Surf School. The children’s club, teens centre and recreation centre ensure each family member has their own separate retreat. 96 pavilions and bungalows. 30 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH PAVILION WITH POOL BED & BREAKFAST 01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-20 Dec

21 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-10 May

11 May-16 Jul*

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Nov

3137 317

3256 317

4296 483

3253 334

2877 280

3372 334

3253 334

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan-10 May

11 May-14 Jul

15 Jul-30 Nov

54 54 418 327

101 101 829 747

105 105 486 486

47 84 420 438

68 68 486 486

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT BEACH BuNGALOW WITH POOL WATER BuNGALOW 1 BEDROOM WATER SuITE 2 BEDROOM WATER SuITE – 4 PERSONS

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 21-23 Dec add £119pp. *For departures between 15-16 Jul add £53pppn. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-01 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family, Cruise-contact our reservations department.

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BAA ATOLL

Soneva Fushi By Six Senses Powder white sands, unusually rich vegetation, crystal clear waters and understated luxury is what Soneva Fushi is all about. Conceived as a Robinson Crusoe hideaway with all the creature comforts, this resort is hidden away on one of the largest islands in the Maldives. Its very private rooms, suites and villas lie scattered along the beach, tucked away amidst the greenery. Most villas have private pools and spa suite options are also available. Similarly lofty standards can be expected from the cuisine and guests can enjoy anything from gourmet meals in the resort’s two alfresco restaurants to organic fare at Fresh in the Garden or seafood tapas in the Bar(a)bara Bar. The Six Senses Spa was voted one of the world’s top spas for pampering by Tatler Spa Awards in 2007. Complimentary activities include cycling, snorkelling, windsurfing and hobie cat sailing. Other facilities including an outdoor cinema screening old nostalgic movies, deep-sea fishing and a high tech PADI dive school are available at an additional charge. ‘No news, no shoes’ means evenings are relaxing, peaceful and as cosy or congenial as required. 62 rooms, suites and villas, 1 soneva fushi villa suite with treehouse, 1 jungle reserve and 1 retreat. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON CRUSOE VILLA ROOM ONLY

01 Nov-19 Dec* 20 Dec-12 Jan *

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

3586 350

6744 801

4107 424

4527 484

4107 424

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-12 Jan

13 Jan-11 May

12 May-11 Oct

12 Oct-30 Nov

39 141 184

29 85 112

19 46 64

23 58 81

SONEVA FUSHI VILLA CRUSOE VILLA WITH POOL SONEVA FUSHI VILLA WITH POOL

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13 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-02 Mar 03 Mar-11 May* 12 May-25 Jul *

2934 257

26 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-25 Aug

26 Aug-11 Oct

12 Oct-30 Nov

3357 300

3238 300

2934 257

3586 350

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-19 Dec, 20-23 Dec & 17-25 Jul add £119pp. *For departures between 21-18 Apr add £60pppn. Minimum stay of 14 nights for bookings which include 31 Dec. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings which include 24 Apr. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Soneva Twin Island Experience-contact our reservations department.

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Above: Star Table at Fresh in the Garden Restaurant

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Above: Six Senses Spa

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NORTH MALé ATOLL

Soneva Gili By Six Senses Six Senses Resorts & Spas have a way of making every resort they create seem out of this world, and Soneva Gili is no exception. Considered one of the finest ‘water villa’ resorts in the world, it consists of just forty five exclusive villas, all of them located on stilts over the iridescent coral seas of the Maldives archipelago. The Villa Suites are the epitome of rustic chic, with open-air living rooms and bathrooms, rooftop sundecks with daybeds and additional sundecks directly over the lagoon. The residences measure 250 square metres with seven of them ‘stand alone’ in the middle of the lagoon and accessible only by personal boat. The Soneva Gili Private Reserve provides the largest overwater suite in the world. Facilities include an oceanside restaurant and overwater bar, as well as a gourmet wine cellar for private dining and an organic vegetable garden. There is complimentary snorkelling, windsurfing, canoeing, hobie cat sailing and tennis. A dive school will train you to be PADI-certified within a week, deep-sea fishing trips and cultural excursions can be organised, whilst the multi awardwinning Six Senses Spa offers a wide range of beauty and body treatments. 29 villa suites, 8 residences, 7 crusoe residences and 1 private reserve. 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON SONEVA GILI VILLA SUITE ROOM ONLY 7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec*

3853 422

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT SONEVA GILI VILLA SUITE WITH SPA SUITE† SONEVA GILI RESIDENCE SONEVA GILI CRUSOE RESIDENCE SONEVA GILI RESIDENCE WITH SPA SUITE†

20 Dec-12 Jan*

13 Jan-31 Jan

12 May-25 Jul*

26 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-11 Oct*

12 Oct-30 Nov

6591 813

4461 509

01 Feb-02 Mar 03 Mar-11 May*

4707 544

4461 509

3432 362

3682 381

3432 362

3853 422

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-12 Jan

13 Jan-11 May

12 May-11 Oct°

12 Oct-30 Nov

145 161 188 306

145 325 474 470

145 170 232 315

145 130 163 275

145 161 188 306

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-19 Dec, 20-23 Dec & 17-25 Jul add £119pp. *For departures between 21-18 Apr add £35pppn. *For departures between 16-25 Aug add £18pppn. °Soneva Gili Crusoe Residence add £11pppn for stays between 26 Jul-25 Aug. †Spa Suites offer value added benefits – details on request. Minimum stay of 10 nights for bookings which include 31 Dec. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Soneva Twin Island Experience-contact our reservations department.

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NORTH MALé ATOLL

Huvafen Fushi A barefoot paradise set within its own lagoon, sensitively developed by Per AQUUM to sustain the island’s unique ecosystems. Accommodation is provided in enchanting bungalows and pavilions, all air-conditioned, with seven foot square beds, Frette linen and their own private oasis with a freshwater pool. Step directly from your deck onto the sand, or choose an Ocean or Lagoon Bungalow for the luxury of slipping straight into the crystal water. There is luxe-but-laidback dining at Celsius with its white sand floored deck, Raw for 100% raw cuisine and Salt for the ultimate overwater culinary experience. In the LIME Spa the world’s first underwater treatment rooms are the setting for deeply reviving therapies. A dedicated ‘Thakuru’ butler is on hand to ensure no wish goes unfulfilled. Sporting and relaxation opportunities abound. Swim in the fibre-optic lit infinity pool or relax in the Lonu Veyo outdoor salt water flotation pool, enjoy watersports and PADI-certified scuba diving at FLOAT, join a sunset fishing trip or simply snorkel around the sandbanks. 43 bungalows and pavilions. 30 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH BUNGALOW WITH PLUNGE POOL BED & BREAKFAST 01 Nov-19 Dec* 20 Dec-14 Jan*

15 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-31 Jul*

01 Aug-15 Aug

16 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

3097 311

4542 516

3899 424

2854 274

3449 343

3331 343

2854 274

3331 343

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-14 Jan

15 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-31 Jul

01 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

195 195 349

138 138 261

83 83 234

129 129 271

83 83 234

LAGOON BUNGALOW WITH PLUNGE POOL DELUxE BEACH BUNGALOW WITH PLUNGE POOL OCEAN BUNGALOW WITH PLUNGE POOL

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117 156 273

129 129 271

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-19 Dec, 2023 Dec & 17-31 Jul add £119pp.Minimum stay of 10 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-05 Jan. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 18 Apr-25 Apr. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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Above: Lagoon Bungalow with Plunge Pool

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Above: Swimming Pool

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LHAVIYANI ATOLL

Kanuhura Kanuhura, sister property to the renowned Le Touessrok in Mauritius, is a coral island hideaway on a remote atoll in the Indian Ocean. A seaplane brings you to the resort’s timber and thatch on silver sand, smiling service and the most up-to-date facilities. Accommodation is in villas either on the island’s coral sand fringe or in a little village on stilts at the end of a wooden pier. Close by are some of the world’s best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly two thousand metres. The dive centre has scuba diving, snorkelling and speciality courses and for the more experienced, Nitrox diving is available. As well as a Watersports Centre, there are also two tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court and volleyball area, a gym and one of the largest state-of-the-art spas in the Maldives. Dining experiences include Asian/Pacific at the Veli Café, Mediterranean cuisine at Olive Tree and Thin Rah complete with open-cooking stations. There are a number of bars catering to both relaxation and entertainment. In-villa dining is a speciality, along with romantic and special celebration dinners in various locations on the island. A member of The Leading Small Hotels of the World. 95 villas. 35 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-19 Dec*

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT WATER VILLA GRAND WATER VILLA DuPLEx BEACH VILLA – 4 PERSONS

2641 222

20 Dec-14 Jan*

15 Jan-06 May*

07 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-31 Jul

01 Aug-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

3975 410

3019 274

2367 180

2486 180

2776 222

2657 222

3019 274

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-14 Jan

15 Jan-06 May°

07 May-31 Jul

01 Aug-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

142 233 26

190 356 35

128 223 16

89 142 8

101 192 26

128 223 16

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 1019 Dec & 20 -23 Dec add £119pp. *For departures between 18-30 Apr add £72pppn. °Water Villa add £35pppn for stays between 18-30 Apr. °Grand Water Villa add £60pppn for stays between 18-30 Apr. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family-contact our reservations department.

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SOUTH ARI ATOLL

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island A paradise on earth, or more accurately on water! The superlatives flow easily when the location is as stunning as the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, spanning two idyllic islands. On the main island of Rangalifinolhu, pretty Beach Villas stand by a pristine white coral sand beach, whilst across the bridge on Rangali Island guests stay in enchanting Water Villas built on stilts over the lagoon. For true romantics the two Sunset Water Villas, with their glass-floored lounges and pool on the sundeck, provide a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Aside from stunning accommodation, the resort also offers the ultimate in relaxation at its Over-Water Spa, reached by a bridge from Rangali Island. The Spa Retreat comprises a romantic Spa, Spa Cuisine Restaurant and twenty one villas with their own private treatment room and Jacuzzi. Unique dining experiences include Ithaa, the world’s first glass undersea restaurant, the Atoll Market featuring eight show kitchens and The Sunset grill set atop a coral reef. Any over indulgence can be worked off in the infinity-edge pool, gym, yoga or a variety of watersports including scuba diving, sailing and big game fishing. 35 beach villas, 44 deluxe beach villas, 21 spa water villas and 50 water villas. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEACH VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-23 Dec* 24 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-28 Feb

01 Mar-15 Apr

16 Apr-27 Apr

28 Apr-31 Jul*

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

3466 337

5740 662

3422 331

2915 259

3857 393

2220 159

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

01 Nov-23 Dec

24 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-28 Feb

01 Mar-15 Apr

16 Apr-27 Apr

28 Apr-30 Nov°

116 153 230 304

21 145 248 373

62 135 155 310

62 103 145 300

70 153 228 360

41 83 106 238

WATER VILLA DELUxE BEACH VILLA SUPERIOR WATER VILLA DELUxE WATER VILLA

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01 Aug-15 Aug 16 Aug-30 Sep*

3034 259

2220 159

01 Oct-30 Nov

2915 259

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec & 17-31 Jul add £119pp. *For stays including 31 Dec add £206pp. *For departures between 16-21 Aug add £99pppn. °Water Villa add £21pppn for stays between 01-21 Aug & 01 Oct-30 Nov. °Deluxe Beach Villa add £20pppn for stays between 01-21 Aug & 01 Oct-30 Nov. °Superior Water Villa add £39pppn for stays between 01-21 Aug & 01 Oct-30 Nov. °Deluxe Water Villa add £62pppn for stays between 01-21 Aug & 01 Oct-30 Nov. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 24 Dec-06 Jan. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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Above: Swimming Pool

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SOUTH MALé ATOLL

Cocoa Island An unspoilt dot in the Maldives, Cocoa Island is a nirvana for anyone who appreciates the pleasures of luxurious seclusion. A private island, known locally as Makunufushi, it is located in the less developed South Malé Atoll, flanked to the west by a superb diving channel and to the east by a quiet snorkelling reef. Overhanging the water are a number of prettily thatched Dhoni Boat Suites, along with ten Loft Villas, four One Bedroom Villas and two further Two Bedroom Villas. All suites and villas are equipped with king-size beds, air conditioning, minibar, television, CD and DVD player. At the Ufaa Restaurant enjoy a delicious blend of Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine, where the emphasis is on locally caught seafood, and relax at the Faru bar by the infinity pool. Slip into the warm sea from your open deck, or put on diving gear at the fully equipped on-site scuba centre for a chance to see turtles, rays, tuna, colourful corals and much more. For utter rejuvenation the COMO Shambhala Retreat presents massages, yoga in the open-air pavilion, Ayurvedic treatments and a hydrotherapy pool. 33 dhoni suites and villas. 40 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON DHONI SUITE BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-23 Dec*

24 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-31 Jul

01 Aug-15 Aug

16 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

2948 287

3930 427

3104 309

2502 223

2621 223

2844 255

2725 255

2547 230

3060 303

01 Nov-25 Dec

26 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-31 Jul

01 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

57 118 271 209

32 89 188 183

41 63 134 127

28 63 146 95

44 57 146 140

28 70 191 181

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

DHONI LOFT SUITE LOFT VILLA 1 BEDROOM VILLA 2 BEDROOM VILLA – 4 PERSONS

35 73 188 180

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 1023 Dec add £119pp. *For stays between 24-25 Dec deduct £40pppn. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 25 Dec-01 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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SouTh MALé AToLL

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Since opening, the multi-award winning Taj Exotica Resort & Spa has garnered lavish praise from virtually every leading travel publication including Condé Nast Traveller and Sunday Times Travel Magazine. Luxuriously styled with designer fittings and furnishings, its sixty two butler-serviced villas and suites offer the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Deluxe Beach Villas have an oversized plunge pool, private veranda and tropical outdoor shower. Lagoon Villas and Deluxe Lagoon Villas with private pool are set over water and have direct access to the sea, whilst the expansive and newly refurbished Rehendi Presidential Suite boasts a glass bathroom for infinite views and a freshwater pool suspended over the lagoon. Discerning palates will delight in fabulous food presentations at 24 Degrees and The Deep End restaurant or perhaps canapés and champagne on an ocean-facing deck. Relaxation begins at the sparkling Jiva Grande Spa situated on a private island sanctuary and a member of Leading Spas of the World. Guests can also take advantage of the PADIrecognised dive centre, gym, freshwater infinity swimming pool, snorkelling trips and big game fishing. 62 villas and suites. 15 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSoN LAGooN VILLA BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-23 Dec*

24 Dec-08 Jan

09 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-25 Apr

26 Apr-23 Jul*

24 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-31 oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

7 NIGhTS ExTRA NIGhT

3182 331

4045 453

2915 292

3292 346

2394 217

3135 306

3016 306

2712 263

3161 327

SuPPLEMENTS PER PERSoN PER NIGhT

01 Nov-23 Dec

24 Dec-08 Jan

09 Jan-25 Apr°

26 Apr-23 Jul

24 Jul-31 oct°

01 Nov-30 Nov

97 499 904

112 166 553

79 116 324

87 145 382

97 149 341

DELuxE LAGooN VILLA WITh PooL DELuxE BEACh VILLA WITh PooL 2 BEDRooM VILLA SuITE WITh PooL†

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83 137 352

Prices are based on departures from London heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplements for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. one way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10- 23 Dec & 17-23 Jul add £119pp. °For stays between 01-25 Apr add £23pppn for Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Pool, add £51pppn for Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool, add £124pppn for 2 Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool. °For stays between 01 Sep-31 oct deduct £104pppn for 2 Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool. Minimum stay of 7 nights for Villa bookings, 10 nights for Villa Suite bookings between 24 Dec-08 Jan. †Based on 4 persons sharing. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Family, honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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Above: Beach Villa

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Above: Beach Villa

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ADDU ATOLL

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Suffused with an air of romance, this idyllic destination is the first luxury resort south of the equator in the Maldives – a pristine retreat encompassing nearly two kilometres of sugar white beach. It’s a location known for its incredible corals and dive sites – Manta Point and Turtle Point being aptly named for viewing these species in large numbers. Enchanting accommodation comes in six distinct styles, including the Pool Villas which feature a pool terrace overlooking the beach; family friendly Beach Villas set in a garden with infinity pool and sun deck and unique Tree House Villas which perch on tall stilts to afford stupendous panoramic vistas. At Dr. Ali’s feast on cuisines from the Indian Ocean, South China Sea and Arabian gulf; Javvu specialises in refined western and Mediterranean fare. A local naturalist gives talks on the island’s ecology at the resort’s Eco Centre – exploring nearby islands being a favourite pastime. Further recreations include watersports, gym, tennis, a children’s adventure zone and CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. 8 deluxe pool villas, 15 pool villas, 21 beach villas, 20 twin beach villas, 16 tree house villas, 60 water villas, villa muthee and villa laalu. 70 minutes by air from Malé Airport to Gan Airport and 10 minutes by speedboat.

PRICE £ PER PERSON POOL VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL BED & BREAKFAST 01 Nov-23 Dec* 7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

3961 416

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT OCEAN VIEW VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL WATER VILLA TREE HOUSE VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL BEACH VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL

24 Dec-14 Jan

15 Jan-08 May*

09 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

5873 690

4120 439

3148 300

3267 300

3148 300

4120 439

01 Nov-23 Dec

24 Dec-14 Jan

15 Jan-08 May°

09 May-15 Oct

16 Oct-30 Nov

Req 130 540 130

232 130 267 335

73 107 175 244

75 75 144 212

73 107 175 244

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec add £119pp. *For stays between between 01-11 Feb add £50pppn. °Beach Villa with Private Pool add £137pppn for stays between 18 Apr-08 May. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 24 Dec-14 Jan. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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NOrTH MALé ATOLL

Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Experience bliss beyond all expectations at this Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, secreted away on a private island edged by tranquil sandy beaches and swaying coconut palms. A magnet for guests seeking solitude, it comprises a selection of über-chic villas either poised over the turquoise lagoon or nestled amidst the island’s extravagant tropical vegetation. Set far out from the main island yet conveniently connected to it, the Club Coco Palm Villas offer spacious living with exquisite bathroom and outdoor terrace with pavilion and pool – guests enjoying an exclusive range of benefits at Club Coco Palm. romantic dining beckons at the over-water Aqua restaurant, while Tsuki is the newly opened Sushi restaurant. The Stars serves contemporary Asian cuisine exclusively for Club Coco Palm Villas guests. Take a healing journey at the exotic Coco Spa set over the crystal waters, or de-stress with sessions of yoga and Thai Chi. There’s a full choice of watersports including snorkelling, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing along with PADI certified diving. 76 villas and 24 club coco palm villas. 40 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

Above: Island Villa Deck Below: Water Villa Bathroom

PrICE £ PEr PErSON ISLAND VILLA BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov 01 Dec-20 Dec*

21 Dec-05 Jan*

06 Jan-24 Apr

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

2592 242

2433 219

3650 393

2697 257

2146 178

2236 191

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-05 Jan

06 Jan-24 Apr

25 Apr-30 Sep°

01 Oct-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

65 121 245

60 104 270

47 130 254

60 109 202

44 94 176

65 113 237

WATEr VILLA ESCAPE WATEr VILLA CLuB COCO PALM VILLA

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01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

2146 178

2236 191

2592 242

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-20 Dec, 21-23 Dec, 17-31 Jul & 01 -15 Aug add £119pp. °Club Coco Palm Villa deduct £10pppn for stays between 01-31 Aug. °Club Coco Palm Villa deduct £13pppn for stays between 01-30 Sep. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-05 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family-contact our reservations department.

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HAA ALIF ATOLL

Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi An entire uninhabited island and lagoon is the exclusive domain of guests in this luxury resort on Dhonakulhi Island. In fact, the resort takes up barely five percent of the island, leaving ninety percent in its original pristine condition. Travellers arrive by luxury speedboat to take up residence in the Guest Villas or Hideaway Palaces – the latter spreading over almost fifteen hundred square metres and comprising eight individual villas with private infinity pools and access to a cinema and lounge pavilion. Villas are attended by an individual butler, who also serves when you dine in-villa or on the beach. Cuisine extends from Maldivian in the beachfront Matheefaru restaurant to Asian and Japanese specialities in Gaafushi, set on a romantic over-lagoon deck. re-invigorate your senses in the Mandara Spa with its lagoon pavilions and cooling water features or enjoy exhilarating watersports including big game fishing and scuba diving. There’s a large swimming pool, cycling, tennis and a Tender Hearts Kids Club for young ones. 39 villas, 2 water suites and 2 hideaway palaces. 50 minutes by air from Malé Airport to Hanimaadhoo Airport and 20 minutes by speedboat.

Above: Hideaway Water Suite Below: Funa Pavilion

PrICE £ PEr PErSON FUNA PAVILION BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-21 Dec*

22 Dec-11 Jan*

12 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-20 Jul*

21 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-24 Aug

25 Aug-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

2832 259

3687 381

3122 300

2209 170

2864 246

2745 246

2543 217

2832 259

01 Nov-21 Dec

22 Dec-11 Jan

12 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-20 Jul

21 Jul-24 Aug

25 Aug-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

116 271 339 447

91 201 242 395

48 103 151 207

43 141 209 286

48 128 186 259

52 143 209 288

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT

rAAMBA rETrEAT DHONAKULHI rESIDENCE HIDEAWAY WATEr SUITE JASMINE GArDEN VILLA WITH POOL

52 143 209 288

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplements for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-21 Dec, 22-23 Dec & 17-20 Jul add £119pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 22 Dec-12 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymooncontact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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NOrTH ArI ATOLL

W retreat & Spa The innovative life style concept for which the W brand has become renowned is accessible in the Maldives in the form of this enchanting paradise on romantic Fesdu Island. A ‘playground for grown ups’, the resort incorporates cutting-edge urban luxury with typical Maldivian architectural styling to create an ambience of exuberant fun. All spacious villas, some of which are overwater, have indoor/outdoor living areas, plunge pools and either direct beach or lagoon access. Dining at any W resort is a unique experience, and W Maldives is no exception. The diverse restaurant concepts, from elegant sushi and seafood Fish to barefoot-chic Fire are complemented by two bars Sip and Wet and 15 Below, Maldives’ first nightclub featuring international DJs. For over the top pampering there’s a ravishing overwater spa. Be as relaxed or as active as you choose. The resort boasts an infinity pool, dive centre, beach volleyball and large fitness centre. Play on underwater scooters or enjoy a romantic picnic on W’s private island. 28 beach oasis and ocean oasis and 46 aqua villas. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

Above: Ocean Oasis Below: Fire Restaurant

PrICE £ PEr PErSON BEACH OASIS BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-25 Dec*

26 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-09 May

10 May-16 Jul

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

3797 389

9406 1190

4068 428

3191 303

3310 303

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT

01 Nov-25 Dec

26 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-09 May

10 May-31 Oct°

01 Nov-30 Nov

84 312 1086

210 346 802

130 198 676

210 346 802

OCEAN OASIS OCEAN OASIS LAGOON VIEW SEASCAPE ESCAPE – 4 PErSONS

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232 332 756

17 Jul-31 Jul 01 Aug-05 Sep*

4068 428

06 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

3191 303

4068 428

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplements for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures 10-23 Dec & 01-15 Aug add £119pp. °Ocean Oasis add £79pppn for stays between 01 Aug-05 Sep. °Ocean Oasis Lagoon View add £148pppn for stays between 01 Aug-05 Sep. °Seascape Escape add £125pppn for stays between 01 Aug-05 Sep. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-09 Jan. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Children under 13 years of age are not accepted. Single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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NOrTH HuVADHOO ATOLL

Alila Villas Hadahaa An equatorial eco-paradise set on one of the world’s largest and deepest natural atolls, this property combines a spirit of architectural adventure with genuine environmental sensitivity. Exuding cool refinement, the Island Villas – where guests enjoy the services of dedicated butler hosts – nestle intimately amidst the lush natural vegetation close to the shore; the Pool and Aqua villas being just a short descent of the deck steps from the coral-rich waters. At relish the dining experience is both refreshing and healthy, with dishes prepared to the highest international standard, while Battuta’s serves mouthwatering Maldivian and Moroccan specialities. Private dining can be enjoyed in-villa or on the deck and for convivial relaxation into the night take a seat poolside at Bell’s bar. Be pampered in the award-winning Spa by Mandara, take a canoe out on the ocean or head for the Blue Journeys Dive Centre for unique year-round diving. For an authentic taste of local Maldivian life a speedboat whisks guests to a neighbouring artisan island. 16 island villas, 20 island pool villas, 14 aqua villas. 1 hour by air from Malé Airport to Kaadedhdhoo Airport and 1 hour by speedboat.

Above: Island Villa with Pool Below: Main Swimming Pool

PrICE £ PEr PErSON ISLAND VILLA BED & BrEAKFAST 7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT ISLAND VILLA WITH POOL AQuA VILLA

01 Nov-19 Dec*

20 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-16 Jul *

3623 354

5086 563

3782 377

3348 315

17 Jul-31 Jul 01 Aug-31 Aug*

3466 315

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan-31 Mar

01 Apr-31 Oct°

01 Nov-30 Nov

85 128

116 178

79 120

66 99

req req

3782 377

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

3348 315

3782 377

req req

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-19 Dec, 20-23 Dec & 01-15 Aug add £119pp. *For departures between 17-24 Apr add £62pppn. °Island Villa with Pool add £13pppn for stays between 17-24 Apr, 01-31 Aug & 01-31 Oct. °Aqua Villa add £21pppn for stays between 17-24 Apr, 01-31 Aug & 01-31 Oct. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-10 Jan. Christmas Eve & New Years’ Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted in Aqua Villas. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon, Anniversary-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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SOUTH MALé ATOLL

Naladhu A thirty five minute journey in a swish speedboat takes you to this secluded corner of paradise on South Malé Atoll, where fabulous beachfront and ocean-facing Houses incorporate an infinity-edge pool and hardwood deck with oversized swinging daybed accessed from the bedroom through sliding glass doors. Sleek modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, in-room iPod and a Bose home theatre system contrast perfectly with evocative antique furnishings and elaborate dressing screens, while an easel and paints on the deck may bring out the artist in you. Dine in the signature restaurant or in privacy on your terrace – your own private chef and waiter ready to cater for your culinary requests, and a twenty four hour personalised House Master valet service to take care of the rest. Settle in for enchanting local folklore nights by firelight with Naladhu’s resident historian and partake in a wide spectrum of activities from deep-sea fishing from a luxury launch to yoga, pilates, diving and sailing on a traditional Maldivian dhoni. 19 houses. 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

Above: Bathroom Below: Ocean House Bath

PrICE £ PEr PErSON OCEAN HOUSE BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov 01 Dec-18 Dec*

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT BEACH HOUSE

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01 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

4694 535

4555 515

19 Dec-09 Jan*

8406 1065

10 Jan-30 Apr 01 May-31 Jul * 01 Aug-31 Aug*

4555 515

3790 406

3979 433

3790 406

5069 588

01 Nov-18 Dec

19 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-31 Jul

01 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

83

207

83

50

83

50

91

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplements for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec, 17-31 Jul & 01-15 Aug add £119pp. Minimum stay of 10 nights for bookings between 29 Dec-08 Jan. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Honeymoon, Weddingcontact our reservations department.

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NOrTH ArI ATOLL

Constance Halaveli resort Shaped like a traditional Maldivian dhoni, the first Constance resort in the Maldives brings signature five star service to a delightful island set within the North Ari Atoll. Opened in June 2009, this sister property to Constance Belle Mare Plage, Le Prince Maurice, Lemuria and Ephelia, encompasses beautiful Water Villas with plunge pool and sundeck, Beach Villas with their own plunge pool and garden plus one sumptuously equipped Presidential Villa with plunge pool. A full range of fine international and Asian cuisine is served in a variety of venues including overwater on stilts and The Meeru Beach Grill is the ideal spot to kick off your shoes and dine alfresco in casual style. Activities range from gym, tennis and non-motorised watersports such as kayaking and sailing to yoga sessions and revitalising spa treatments. PADI diving and fishing are also available, while kids from four to twelve years will be in their element at the Kuda Club. 28 beach villas, 57 water villas and 1 presidential villa. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

Above: Water Villa Below: Beach Villa Lounge

PrICE £ PEr PErSON WATEr VILLA BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-23 Dec*

24 Dec-12 Jan

13 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-20 Jul*

21 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

4145 439

4264 439

5420 621

3986 416

3128 294

3531 334

3412 334

3829 394

4148 440

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-12 Jan

13 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-20 Jul

21 Jul-31 Oct°

01 Nov-30 Nov

114 250

182 273

127 250

70 161

75 190

107 243

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT BEACH VILLA DOuBLE STOrEY BEACH VILLA

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures on 23 Dec add £183pppn. *For departures between 17-20 Jul add £119pp. °Beach Villa add £9pppn for stays between 01 Sep-31 Oct. °Double Storey Beach Villa add £8pppn for stays between 01 Sep-31 Oct. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-12 Jan. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon, Anniversary,Family-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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NOrTH MALé ATOLL

Baros It takes little more than a ten minute saunter to complete a circuit of this shimmering, reef-ringed island in the North Malé Atoll, site of the intimate Baros resort. Welcoming staff lead the way along shady paths lined with hibiscus and bougainvillaea to villa accommodation ranging from Baros Villas and Pool Villas beneath the coconut palms to exclusive Water Villas with four poster beds, hidden televisions, daybeds and steps leading down from the private deck into the lagoon. The iconic Lighthouse restaurant is the place for dining overwater on ocean degustation menus and savouring fine wines from the glass-panelled cellar. Above the restaurant, the Lighthouse Lounge provides entrancing views, while for mellow live music Sails Bar is the place to be. Coconut scrubs and seaweed wraps await in the Aquum spa; there are thirty dive sites close by, with a resident marine environmentalist available to answer questions. The property’s own dhoni is on hand for big game fishing, dolphin cruises and private parties. 24 deluxe villas, 10 baros villas, 10 pool villas, 30 water villas, 1 residence. 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

Above: Pool Villa Below: Water Villa

PrICE £ PEr PErSON BArOS VILLA BED & BrEAKFAST

01 Nov-28 Nov

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT WATEr VILLA POOL VILLA

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29 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-20 Dec

21 Dec-02 Jan*

03 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-24 Jul*

2262 200

2113 179

2232 179

3062 315

2536 238

1937 153

01 Nov-28 Nov

29 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-30 Nov

41 187

38 200

41 266

34 159

25 Jul-15 Aug 16 Aug-31 Oct*

2484 214

2099 176

01 Nov-30 Nov

2401 219

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 21-23 Dec & 17-24 Jul add £119pp. *For departures between 16-31 Aug add £39pppn. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-02 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Children under 8 years of age are not accepted. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary-contact our reservations department.

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LAAMu ATOLL

Six Senses Laamu Located on privately-owned Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll, this impressive resort deftly blends out-and-out luxury with impeccable eco-friendly credentials. To provide a virgin beach experience and enable guests to feel close to nature, a large stretch of beachfront has been left untouched. With the emphasis on natural materials, Beach Villas have a garden and direct beach access, whilst the double-storey Water Villa Suites are replete with a sunken bath and living room. Both have a refreshing outdoor rain shower and raised dining deck for romantic meals under the stars. Chill to relaxed sounds from the resident DJ in the panoramic bar and dine in the organic restaurant above the organic vegetable garden – wines being selected from a cellar tower which rises from the ocean. There’s a rejuvenating Six Senses Spa focusing on holistic wellness, plus a wide variety of watersports including catamaran sailing, waterskiing, surfing and wake boarding, together with an open-air cinema with personal butlers, sunloungers, snacks and drinks. 22 beach villas, 70 water villas, 3 water villa suites. 40 minutes by air from Malé Airport to Kadhdhoo Airport and 15 minutes by speedboat.

Above: Water Villa Below: Chill Bar

PrICE £ PEr PErSON BEACH VILLA rOOM ONLY

20 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-31 Jan

2497 211

4539 503

3366 335

3771 393

3366 335

SuPPLEMENTS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-11 May°

12 May-11 Oct°

12 Oct-30 Nov

WATEr VILLA BEACH VILLA WITH POOL WATEr VILLA SuITE

114 75 159

130 93 973

75 93 673

89 93 439

91 93 522

7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec*

01 Feb-28 Feb 01 Mar-11 May*

12 May-22 Jul *

23 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-11 Oct*

12 Oct-30 Nov

2439 203

2673 219

2439 203

2786 252

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec & 17-22 Jul add £119pp. *For departures between 20-28 Apr add £58pppn. *For departures between 16-27 Aug add £17pppn. °For stays between 01-28 Feb & 20-28 Apr add £8pppn for Water Villa, add £107pppn for Water Villa Suite. °For stays between 23 Jul-27 Aug add £16pppn for Water Villa Suite. Minimum stay of 10 nights for bookings which include 31 Dec. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Anniversary-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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NOrtH MALé AtOLL

Banyan tree Vabbinfaru Close enough for easy access to the main town of Malé, yet far enough to guarantee complete peace and tranquillity, this small and friendly resort is a sanctuary for the senses. In addition to its natural attributes of white sand beaches and tempting azure waters, it boasts an award-winning Spa with six pavilions dedicated to a myriad of body and beauty treatments. Accommodation is provided by circular villas with outdoor jet pool and shower tucked away in the gardens or overlooking the beach. Four-poster king size beds, recessed sitting areas, step-down showers and private alfresco living pavilions are just a few of their charming features. Extravagant buffet breakfasts and Maldivian-to-international dinners can be enjoyed in the casual setting of the Ilaafathi restaurant. Non-motorised water sports include windsurfing and snorkelling, together with a PADI dive centre where dedicated marine biologists offer environmental dives and eco safaris. there is a health and fitness room, or stretch your muscles by taking a canoe out on the waters. 19 oceanview villas, 27 beachfront villas, 2 vabbinfaru villas. 20 minutes by speedboat from Malé Airport.

Above: Deluxe Jacuzzi Villa Front Deck Below: Living Area

PrICE £ PEr PErSON OCEAN VIEW VILLA FULL BOArD

01 Nov-09 Dec

7 NIGHtS ExtrA NIGHt

SUPPLEMENtS PEr PErSON PEr NIGHt

BEACHFrONt VILLA DELUxE OCEANVIEW VILLA DELUxE BEACHFrONt VILLA

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10 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

2791 276

2910 276

3269 345

2791 276

2554 243

2672 243

2554 243

2930 296

01 Nov-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

27 41 77

13 23 48

12 24 50

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £40pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 20-23 Dec add £119pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 20 Dec-10 Jan. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on page 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

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NOrTH ArI ATOLL

Banyan Tree Madivaru This is the Maldives with a difference – a unique all-tent property castaway on its own secluded atoll, available, if required, for the sole use of a large family or group. The epitome of exclusivity, it offers go-as-you-please informality with just six Tented Pool Villas ranged alongside a pristine beach. For privacy the villas are well separated; for luxurious comfort each has a living area including a pair of spa beds for in-villa therapies, bedroom and bathroom with outdoor shower areas. Timber flooring and handcrafted furniture add further refinement, while two sundecks and a private plunge pool provide the focus for relaxation. Dining choices encompass eclectic Maldivian and international cuisine at Boa Keyo restaurant to dinner onboard the Banyan Madi. An island host caters to all guest needs, for example arranging sailing trips on the resort’s own dhoni and pointing out the best reefs on which to snorkel. There is a large outdoor area with a swimming pool and a beautiful spa offering holistic healing rituals. 6 tented pool villas. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé Airport.

Above: Living Room Below: Bathroom

PrICE £ PEr PErSON TENTED POOL VILLA FULL BOArD 7 NIGHTS ExTrA NIGHT

01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

7029 862

7148 862

8550 1079

7953 994

6108 730

6226 730

6108 730

6588 799

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include full board, selected beverages, scheduled excursions, a 30 minute in-villa spa treatment for 2 persons and transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £540pp. *For departures between 20-23 Dec add £119pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 20 Dec-10 Jan. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Four Seasons Maldives Extravaganza

Shangri-La’s Muscat & Maldives

12 nIghtS FroM £5350 PEr PErSon

10 nIghtS FroM £3725 PEr PErSon

For the ultimate island-hopping experience, this exclusive itinerary combines both Four Seasons resorts with a cruise on board the Four Seasons Explorer.

Combine unspoilt, enchanting Arabia with an island stay in the Indian ocean at one of the few luxury resorts located south of the equator.

Day 1 | Depart London gatwick on your direct flight to Malé with British Airways.

Day 1 | Depart London heathrow with oman Air onboard your flight to Muscat. on arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort & spa for a four night stay at Al Bandar in a Deluxe Sea Facing room. (B).

Days 2-6 | Arrive Malé where a representative of Four Seasons will greet you on arrival. You will be transferred by speedboat to Four seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, for a five night stay in a Beach Pavilion with private pool. (B). Days 7-9 | Board the Four seasons Explorer for a three night cruise aboard this luxurious eleven cabin, three deck catamaran where you will discover remote shores and rarely visited dive and snorkelling sites. (FB). Days 10-13 | Disembark at Four seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru for a four night stay in a Beach Bungalow with private pool. (B). Day 14 | Depart by seaplane to Malé Airport, connecting with your onward flight to London gatwick.

Days 2-4 | Enjoy the vast array of facilities and activities on offer at the hotel and venture out of the resort to discover old Muscat, the Port and Mutrah Souq. We highly recommend a private city tour or dolphin watching cruise. Days 5-10 | transfer to the airport for your flight to Malé, connecting with a domestic flight to gan Airport. A speedboat will whisk you to shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & spa where you will stay for six nights in a Pool Villa. (B). Day 11 | return flight to Malé Airport where you will connect with your flight to London heathrow via Muscat.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room / cabin and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplements available on request. one way business class upgrades are available from £575 per person. Meal basis: B Breakfast, FB Full Board.

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Sri Lanka & Maldives Experience

W Maldives & W Doha Combination

14 nighTS froM £4390 PEr PErSon

10 nighTS froM £3630 PEr PErSon

A visit to cultural Sri Lanka, incorporating Aman’s fort and Beach Journey, can easily be twinned with the peace and tranquillity of the Maldives.

Experience the innovative life style concept for which the W brand has become renowned, with a stay at both the Maldives and Doha properties.

Day 1 | Depart London heathrow on board your direct Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo.

Day 1 | Depart London heathrow on your flight to Malé via Doha with Qatar Airways.

Days 2-5 | on arrival you will be met by a representative of Aman resorts and transferred to amanwella, located directly beside the beach at Tangalle. Your accommodation for four nights is in a Suite. (ro).

Day 2 | on arrival in Malé, you will be welcomed and escorted to the domestic terminal for your onward seaplane flight to fesdu island, setting for W Retreat & spa. Your accommodation for seven nights is in a Beach oasis. (B).

Days 6-8 | Aman resorts will transfer you by private car to amangalla in galle, your base for the next three nights in a Bedroom. (ro). This property is situated within the fort walls and is perfectly located to discover this UnESCo World heritage Site.

Days 3-8 | Discover this chic ‘playground for grown ups’ at your own pace; succumb to over the top pampering in the overwater spa, enjoy the diverse cuisine on offer and chill out in the Maldives’ first nightclub.

Days 9-15 | Transfer back to Colombo for your short flight to Malé in the Maldives. Speedboat transfer on arrival to Huvafen Fushi where your accommodation for seven nights is in a Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool. (B).

Days 9-11 | return seaplane flight to Malé. Board your Qatar Airways flight to Doha where you will stay for 3 nights at W Doha Hotel & Residences. The ideal destination in which to break your journey with an Arabian city break. (B).

Day 16 | return by speedboat to Malé Airport, connecting with your Sri Lankan Airlines flight to London heathrow.

Day 12 | Transfer to Doha Airport for the return flight to London heathrow.

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Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplements available on request. one way business class upgrades are available from £540 per person. Meal basis: ro room only, B Breakfast.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Seychelles

T

he original Garden of Eden – sapphire seas, soft white sands, coconut palms and a forested wilderness of jungled mountains forming a dramatic backdrop to days of pure relaxation. Thousands of miles from anywhere, the beachcomber islands of the Seychelles rank amongst the world’s most aesthetic. Mahé is the largest, peppered with unique plants and exquisite beaches such as Beau Vallon. Its capital, Victoria, buzzes with activity and a cosmopolitan chatter in the lively markets where exotic spices and colourful fruit abound. Luxuriant catamarans ply the route to Praslin across crystalline waters to this slow paced paradise. Giant granite boulders line the shore where fishermen bring in their catch of barracuda, parrotfish and kingfish. Nature abounds; spectacular giant tortoise nest on tranquil beaches, unique birds such as the Seychelles bulbul, fruit pigeon and black parrot speckle the sky whilst tropical waterfalls and endemic coco de mer dot the landscape. Snorkel in warm shallow waters, an underwater kaleidoscope of colour and unwind on idyllic beaches – Anse Lazio is one of the most breathtaking. Fine grained sand curls between the toes, the ideal spot for an alfresco dinner. The cuisine is as much of a fusion as the culture; Seychellois charm blends the best of African, Asian and European influences. Other islands offer exclusive retreats, a personal private paradise and the epitome of faraway seclusion. The expressive chorus of crickets creates a rhythmical soundtrack to accompany nightfall on every island, whilst luminous, starlit skies bring anticipation of the day to come.

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SeychelleS – iNNer iSlANDS

North island

imagine a robinson crusoe luxury paradise like no other, where architects Silvio rech and lesley carstens have created a private sanctuary for the environmentally-minded traveller on an island uninhabited for over thirty years. With its four beaches located at each end of the compass, a year-round wonderful tropical beach and island experience is guaranteed. this is North island – larger than monte carlo, yet with just ten fabulous 450 square metre villas and one 650 square metre Villa North island. the villas offer a luxuriously proportioned bedroom, en suite bathroom with sunken bath, sun-deck, lounge and dining room, up-to-the-minute technology and plunge pool; a private villa attendant caters to every need. Dining is a bespoke experience as the resort’s chef caters to guests’ tastes. relax at the swimming pool hewn into a granitic outcrop or at the Sunset Bar on a white palm-fringed beach. enjoy personalised holistic treatments at the spa or explore the crystalline waters with snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing trips. 11 villas. 20 minutes by helicopter from Mahé Airport.

Above: Sala & Plunge Pool Below: Beach Lounger in Main Area

Price £ Per PerSON PreSiDeNtiAl VillA Fully iNcluSiVe

01 Nov-22 Dec*

7 NightS extrA Night

SuPPlemeNtS Per PerSON Per Night VillA NOrth iSlAND

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23 Dec-08 Apr*

09 Apr-20 Oct*

21 Oct-25 Oct

26 Oct-30 Nov

12811 1598

14519 1842

14614 1842

14670 1842

14614 1842

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-30 Nov

928

1067

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include helicopter transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01 Jan-08 Apr add £98pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr & 15 Jul-15 Aug add £56pp. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135.

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SeychelleS – MAhé

Maia An unspoilt beach in Mahé with crystalline waters is the beguiling location for this all-villa resort where an ambience of stress-free seclusion prevails. The villas nestle within lush scented gardens and boast uninterrupted ocean views, deluxe bathrooms with outdoor sunken baths, private infinity pool and interiors fusing local materials with opulent Thai silks and Balinese-inspired teak furniture. each villa has its own dedicated butler who will tend to every requirement. even dining is a bespoke experience with no prescribed menus, but five chefs on hand who will create creole, Asian, French or fresh seafood specialities which can be savoured in the restaurant or in a private location, such as a table for two on the beach. An all-inclusive option is also available. enjoy watersports on the beach or rejuvenate with an alfresco la Prairie treatment or holistic massage in the boutique spa, cooled by ocean breezes. younger guests will appreciate the unique ViK programme, with activities tailored for each child. 30 villas. 30 minutes by road from Mahé Airport.

Above: View over Restaurant & Pool Below: Villa Sunken Bath & Private Pool

Price £ Per PerSON OceAN View VillA BeD & BreAKFAST 7 NighTS exTrA NighT

SuPPleMeNTS Per PerSON Per NighT OceANFrONT VillA MAiA SigNATure VillA

01 Nov-25 Dec*

26 Dec-31 Dec*

01 Jan-15 Jan

16 Jan-20 Oct*

21 Oct-25 Oct

26 Oct-30 Nov

5601 681

7412 939

7507 939

5696 681

5753 681

5696 681

01 Nov-25 Dec

26 Dec-15 Jan

16 Jan-30 Nov

155 297

226 406

155 297

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include private transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec add £98pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr & 15 Jul-15 Aug add £57pp. Minimum stay of 7 nights between 27 Dec 10-10 Jan 11. Mandatory christmas eve & New year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, honeymoon, Added Value – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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SeychelleS – iNNer iSlANDS

Frégate island Private home to the world-class beach Anse Victorin, this private island retreat offers an exceptional barefoot luxury experience. No fewer than seven breathtaking beaches border the island, including one which can be reserved for exclusive use. incredible natural surroundings combine with an outstanding ecological programme, which can be shared by guests for whom a true eco-friendly environment appeals. the spacious villas boast living rooms with antique-style furnishings, bedrooms with four-poster beds, two bathrooms with indoor and alfresco showers, a private pool and the services of a personal butler. evenings begin with sundowners and culminate in romantic dinners served either in a favourite setting of the guests’ own discovery or in the congenial surroundings of the Plantation house or the Frégate house. two swimming pools, the rock Spa and watersports, including snorkelling or scuba diving, fill the days. the seasonal castaway clubhouse offers a myriad of activities for five to twelve year olds to ensure the children’s stay is also a memorable one. 17 villas. 20 minutes by helicopter or air from Mahé Airport.

Above: Private Villa Pool Below: Master Bedroom

Price £ Per PerSON ONe BeDrOOM VillA with POOl Full BOArD 01 Nov-17 Dec* 7 NightS extrA Night

11800 1435

SuPPleMeNtS Per PerSON Per Night

18 Dec-08 Jan*

09 Jan-20 Oct*

21 Oct-25 Oct

26 Oct-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

12730 1568

11895 1435

11952 1435

11895 1435

12900 1578

01 Nov-17 Dec

18 Dec-08 Jan

09 Jan-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

-385

-438

-385

-424

twO BeDrOOM VillA with POOl – 4 PerSONS

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Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include helicopter transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01-08 Jan add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr & 15 Jul-15 Aug add £56pp. Minimum stays apply – contact reservations for details. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights – contact our reservations department.

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SeychelleS – MAhé

Four Seasons resort The south-west coast of Mahé is the bewitching setting for this lush castaway sanctuary on a beautiful private stretch of Petite Anse beach. Villas and suites spill dramatically down a forested slope towards the ocean, each blending seamlessly into the Seychellois landscape and offering every luxury from infinity-edge plunge pools and daybed pavilions to expansive dining and sitting areas and opulent bathrooms. Those preferring a little more seclusion may prefer the accommodations-with-a-view on the incline amongst the cinnamon trees, whilst families will appreciate the quick access to the beach from the Garden Suites. Dine alfresco in the all-day restaurant or by the Beach club pool, or choose to be served in the privacy of your villa. enjoy watersports at the beach or relax at the panoramic spa and yoga pavilion. Boat trips around the archipelago are always popular, with a chance to visit the largest population of giant sea turtles outside the Galápagos. children can play in supervised safety at Kids For All Seasons. 62 villas and 5 suites. 30 minutes by road from Mahé Airport.

Above: One Bedroom Villa Below: Presidential Suite

Price £ Per PerSON GArDeN VillA BeD & BreAKFAST 7 NiGhTS exTrA NiGhT

SuPPleMeNTS Per PerSON Per NiGhT OceAN View VillA hillTOP OceAN VillA

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-24 Dec*

25 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-10 May*

11 May-30 Jun*

01 Jul-15 Sep*

16 Sep-31 Oct*

01 Nov-30 Nov

3414 369

2861 290

5339 644

3556 376

3110 312

3556 376

3110 312

3556 376

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-24 Dec

25 Dec-10 May

11 May-30 Nov

79 158

26 158

107 161

107 134

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include private transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01-09 Jan add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. Minimum stay of 6 nights between 25 Dec 10-05 Jan 11. Departures not permitted on 31 Dec 10. Mandatory christmas eve & New year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, early Booking, honeymoon – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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SeychelleS – PrASliN

constance lémuria resort Secreted away in a particularly scenic corner of Praslin named Anse Kerlan is the spectacular location for this luxurious all-suite and villa hideaway. its sensitive design incorporates both contemporary style and harmony with nature, whilst one of its three beaches has been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world. the suites lie scattered amidst the palm groves and along two pristine beaches whilst the villas have their own private swimming pools and face directly onto the beach of Anse Kerlan. A member of relais & châteaux, exquisite dining choices range from the Mediterranean cuisine of the Seahorse, the seafood lunches of the Beach Bar & grill to the international favourites of the legend, overlooking the indian Ocean. recreational facilities include three cascading pools, a Shiseido beauty centre, children’s club and non-motorised watersports. the resort also boasts complimentary access to the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Seychelles. 96 suites and 9 villas. 5 minutes by road from Praslin Airport

Above: Pool Villa Below: Presidential Villa

Price £ Per PerSON JuNiOr Suite BeD & BreAKFASt

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec*

23 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-30 Apr*

01 May-30 Jun

01 Jul-30 Sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

7 NightS extrA Night

2583 236

2312 198

3563 376

2974 280

2248 176

2493 211

2668 236

SuPPleMeNtS Per PerSON Per Night

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

SeNiOr Suite POOl VillA twO BeDrOOM – 4 PerSONS

236 232

410 298

274 273

225 155

236 232

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Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include domestic flight and private road transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01-06 Jan add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. Minimum stay of 8 nights between 23 Dec 10-02 Jan 11. Mandatory christmas eve & New year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, early Booking, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

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SeychelleS – MAhé

constance ephélia resort

Overlooking the marine national park of Port launay and nestling within almost three hundred acres of lush and rare vegetation, is this recently opened family friendly resort. with access to two of Mahé’s most beautiful beaches, accommodation choices include spacious suites and villas. All boast the latest technology whilst families will appreciate the large three bedroom villas with private pool and courtyard for alfresco dining. Spa Villas include areas for treatments and indulgent relaxation whilst the hillside Villas incorporate the local granite rocks and have their own plunge pool. Five restaurants span Mediterranean at helios, creole and Seychellois cuisine at Seselwa, à la carte grill specialities at Adam & eve and exclusive signature dining accompanied by ocean vistas at cyann. All ages will appreciate the range of activities – a kids’ club proposing a daily programme of entertainment whilst adults can look forward to pampering Shiseido spa treatments, a choice of four swimming pools, tennis and a myriad of watersports. 267 suites and villas. 45 minutes by road from Mahé Airport.

Above: Junior Suite Below: Beach Villa

Price £ Per PerSON JuNiOr SuiTe hAlF BOArD 7 NighTS exTrA NighT

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-22 Dec*

23 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-30 Apr*

01 May-30 Jun

01 Jul-30 Sep*

01 Oct-30 Nov*

2380 221

2258 204

3273 349

2519 228

1985 151

2432 215

2519 228

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 Jun

01 Jul-30 Nov

53 825 418

116 1192 567

58 819 398

59 876 441

SuPPleMeNTS Per PerSON Per NighT SeNiOr SuiTe hillSiDe VillA ONe BeDrOOM hillSiDe VillA TwO BeDrOOM – 4 PerSONS

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include private transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01-06 Jan add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. Minimum stay of 8 nights between 23 Dec 10-02 Jan 11. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, early Booking, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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SeychelleS – MAhé

Banyan Tree Pavilioned in splendour against the backdrop of the indian Ocean, the hotel sits on Mahé island’s beautiful intendance Bay. Swaying takamaka trees border the tasteful Victorian-style villas, which boast large verandas and are furnished to reflect Seychellois culture. Special features in the villas include private swimming pools and indoor sunken bathtubs, steam rooms and outdoor jet pools. Diners will delight in the distinctive Thai and South-east Asian specialities offered by Saffron, whilst international cuisine is served in the informal setting of Au Jardin d’epices. chez lamar offers a tantalising journey through creole cuisine. Other options include dining or barbecues within the privacy of the villa or on the beach. As for recreations, enjoy a game of tennis whilst watersports enthusiasts can look forward to snorkelling and canoeing. Those in need of serious pampering can nourish body and soul at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. guests can travel to the resort by helicopter in the height of luxury. 60 villas. 30 minutes by road or 5 minutes by helicopter from Mahé Airport.

Above: Hillside Pool Villa Below: Beachfront Villa Interior

Price £ Per PerSON hillSiDe POOl VillA BeD & BreAKFAST

01 Nov-27 Dec*

28 Dec-31 Dec

01 Jan-11 Jan

13 May-30 Jun

01 Jul-31 Aug*

01 Sep-30 Nov*

7 NighTS exTrA NighT

3544 388

5907 725

6002 725

3639 388

4252 388

3639 475

4252 475

3639 388

SuPPleMeNTS Per PerSON Per NighT

01 Nov-27 Dec

28 Dec-11 Jan

12 Jan-11 Apr

12 Apr-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Nov

97 109

191 216

97 106

122 138

97 106

BeAchFrONT SPA POOl VillA iNTeNDANce POOl VillA

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12 Jan-11 Apr* 12 Apr-12 May*

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include private transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec add £98pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. Minimum stay of 6 nights between 28 Dec 10-11 Jan 11. Mandatory christmas eve & New year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, early Booking, honeymoon, Family – contact our reservations department.

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SeychelleS – SAiNTe ANNe MARiNe PARk

Sainte Anne Resort & Spa An exclusive retreat secreted within a verdant private island, the resort offers a choice of three wonderful beaches. One of these beaches is the location for the extremely spacious villas which are strung along its shores, some with private pool and all offering fabulous ocean views. each has a furnished gazebo and private garden with alfresco shower providing a tranquil sanctuary. experience the romantic le Mont Fleuri Restaurant overlooking the sea, the exceptional Mediterranean and local cuisine at l’Abondance or fresh seafood served at the chic beach restaurant, le Robinson. complimentary watersports include sailing and snorkelling or explore the island’s deserted beaches and lush vegetation on one of the trekking trails. A Spa by clarins set amidst tropical vegetation with a mountain backdrop promises rejuvenation and well-being whilst the Bob Marlin Mini club caters for children from three to twelve years. luxury excursions are available from the private jetty to Praslin and la Digue. 87 villas. 30 minutes by road and boat from Mahé Airport.

Above: Villa Below: L’Abondance Restaurant

PRice £ PeR PeRSON GARDeN VillA hAlF BOARD 7 NiGhTS exTRA NiGhT

SuPPleMeNTS PeR PeRSON PeR NiGhT OceAN VillA POOl VillA SeNiOR POOl VillA

01 Nov-19 Dec*

20 Dec-08 Jan*

09 Jan-07 Apr

08 Apr-30 Apr*

01 May-30 Jun

01 Jul-31 Aug*

01 Sep-30 Nov*

3212 340

4550 531

3385 351

3587 380

3385 351

3587 380

3385 351

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-08 Jan

09 Jan-07 Apr

08 Apr-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Nov

40 83 296

40 94 816

40 86 298

39 100 421

40 86 298

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include boat transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec & 01-08 Jan add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – early Booking, honeymoon, Anniversary, Wedding, Family, Repeat client – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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SeychelleS – iNNeR iSlANDS

Denis Private island this crescent-shaped island offers its visitors a stay that is unapologetically back-to-nature, yet which is delightfully enhanced by some of the finest cuisine in the Seychelles. Once a pirate’s lair and rumoured to have buried treasure hidden somewhere within its 375 acres, the island was discovered in 1973 and opened to guests five years later. the exclusive private retreat features a bar, lounge, wine cellar and swimming pool and is largely devoted to lush tropical forests, deserted white sand beaches and enticing shallow lagoons offering unrivalled swimming. All of its air-conditioned, individual cottages are secreted away amidst the casuarina and coconut trees on either side of the main house and offer en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Whilst nature walks and tennis are popular pastimes, days are usually whiled away on the beaches, indulging in a spot of snorkelling or canoeing. Affiliated to the resort is a PADi-certified dive centre and deep-sea fishing charters can be easily arranged. 25 cottages. 30 minutes by air from Mahé Airport.

Above: Deluxe Cottage Beachfront Below: Deluxe Cottage

PRice £ PeR PeRSON Deluxe cOttAge Full BOARD

01 Nov-20 Dec*

7 NightS extRA Night

SuPPleMeNtS PeR PeRSON PeR Night

Deluxe cOttAge BeAchFRONt VillA PRiNce NOiR VillA BOiS D’ARgeNt

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21 Dec-31 Dec*

01 Jan-14 Jul*

15 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Nov*

3196 295

3367 320

3462 320

3519 320

3462 320

01 Nov-20 Dec

21 Dec-30 Nov

33 138 202

32 148 213

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include air transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr & 21-25 Oct add £57pp. Mandatory christmas eve & New year’s eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, honeymoon, Anniversary, Family, Repeat client – contact our reservations department.

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SeychelleS – AMirANTeS grOuP

Desroches island resort With fourteen kilometres of breathtaking beach and coastline, Desroches is the largest island of the Amirantes group, two hundred and forty kilometres south of Mahé. low-key colonial in style, it promises peace, tranquillity and its own unique brand of barefoot luxury, particularly loved by honeymooners. Airconditioned accommodation is scattered throughout the palmstudded gardens, the Suites having king size four-poster beds, alfresco bathrooms with bath and shower and boasting a private terrace for views of perhaps the bluest waters in the world. The exclusive villas all have their own private swimming pool, expansive decks with sunloungers and private chef for in-villa dining. Alternatively, dine on the beach or in the enchanting main restaurant where creole and seafood dishes are a speciality. For utterly indulgent pampering retire to The Spa. A wide spectrum of activities encompasses swimming in the outdoor freshwater pool, floodlit tennis courts, mountain bikes, watersports and world-renowned diving off the surrounding reefs – the Desroches Drop being a particularly spectacular draw. 20 suites and 28 villas. 35 minutes by air from Mahé Airport.

Above: Beach Suite Below: Villa Veranda

Price £ Per PerSON SuiTe Fully iNcluSiVe 7 NighTS exTrA NighT

01 Nov-23 Dec*

24 Dec-06 Jan*

07 Jan-28 Feb

01 Mar-30 Apr*

01 May-30 Nov*

3647 359

3987 404

4433 452

5032 534

4433 452

01 Nov-23 Dec

24 Dec-06 Jan

07 Jan-30 Nov

-71

32

-76

SuPPleMeNTS Per PerSON Per NighT FOur BeDrOOM luxury BeAchFrONT VillA – 8 PerSONS

Prices are based on departures from london heathrow with Air Seychelles and include air transfers. One way Pearl class upgrades available from £610pp. *For departures between 17-27 Dec add £99pp. *For departures between 09-19 Apr, 15 Jul-15 Aug & 21-25 Oct add £56pp. Minimum stay of 3 nights between 24 Dec 10-06 Jan 11 and 01 Mar-30 Apr 11. child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, honeymoon, Beach & Safari – contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Sri Lanka

A

lush paradise nestling in the Indian Ocean just three degrees above the equator, Sri Lanka is an island of beautiful citadels, sacred cities and golden sands. In the cultural triangle, ancient monuments hide away in impenetrable jungle; palaces, temples and magnificent dagoba shrines pepper the landscape. Yellow robed Buddhist monks chant their hypnotic religious invocations as the pilgrims arrive in their thousands for the vivacious annual pageant. It is a heady mix of the tropical and the mystical‌a land where elephants roam freely and water buffalo idle in paddy fields, where miles of white sand beaches are flanked by palms and bamboo groves. Mount Lavinia beach, overlooked by splendid colonial buildings, has a special beauty, whilst along the coast by a placid lagoon, the ruins of a seventeenth century Dutch fort provide a glimpse into the past of the old cinnamon trading port of Negombo. Take a stylish tour of hectic Colombo in a gleaming vintage car, or for cooler pursuits head for the verdant, lake-dotted hills where ladies in their colourful saris move serenely along the rows of tea bushes. Stay on a charming tea estate before flying from hill country past Adams Peak down to the beaches on the south coast, ready to feast on spicy Sri Lankan cuisine – a heavenly blend of exotic fruits, succulent seafood and delicately spiced curries. Not too big to overwhelm, small enough to savour, Sri Lanka offers a rich variety of sights and sensations. For our full collection of hotels throughout Sri Lanka please see our Worldwide brochure or visit www.carrier.co.uk.

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WADDuWA

Serene Pavilions Opened late 2009, this beachfront property takes the concept of the wow factor to the next level. All-suite in design it comprises a dozen villa-like walled pavilions spread through the neatly manicured grounds, some built on two levels with incomparable sea views, each generously spacious and complete with twenty four hour butler service. Interiors are up to the minute, with the latest kitchen amenities and separate living/dining areas, while outside there is a good sized plunge pool, rainshower and enchanting lily pond. An upstairs restaurant serves imaginative Asian and international cuisine, with the option to dine alfresco on the balcony or in the gracious dining room with its panoramic vistas. The adjoining Amritha bar is perfect for sundowners in the cooling evening breeze. unique submerged Jacuzzi beds are the highlight of the central swimming pool, which sits under the shade of tropical palms. Sri Lankan therapists provide treatments in the spa; a gym and tennis court provide further recreation. 4 garden pavilions, 8 ocean pavilions. 1 hour 30 minutes by road from Colombo Airport.

Above: Swimming Pool Below: Garden Pavilion

PRICe £ PeR PeRSON 1 BeDROOM GARDeN PAVILION BeD & BReAKFAST 01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan -16 Jul

17 Jul-15 Aug

16 Aug-30 Nov

7 NIGHTS exTRA NIGHT

1504 124

1708 124

1997 166

1794 166

1504 124

1708 124

1504 124

SuPPLeMeNTS PeR PeRSON PeR NIGHT

01 Nov-19 Dec

20 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan-30 Nov

31 -47

41 -62

31 -47

1 BeDROOM OCeAN PAVILION 2 BeDROOM GARDeN PAVILION – 4 PeRSONS

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Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester are available from £210pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £715pp. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 20-31 Dec. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department

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KOGGALA, GALLE

The Fortress Behind the imposing wooden doors and fortified white walls of The Fortress lie verdant gardens, stunning water features and a colonial style columned lobby area beyond which the ocean glitters invitingly. Funky, modern guest rooms with the latest surround sound flatscreen televisions and iPods feature free-standing Jacuzzi baths and glorious sea views – the dual-level Ocean Loft rooms having steps leading down to an intimate seating area and indoor plunge pool. unwind by the large free-form swimming pool or in the fabulous LIME spa where guests can indulge in signature Ayurveda rituals and complimentary water therapies. All this, together with a sumptuous array of dining options from Thai specialities to pizzas, lies just a short drive from historic Galle. Numerous leisure attractions range from sessions in the yoga pavilion and workouts in the gymnasium to a host of excursions. Explore Yala National Park and the Sinharaja Rainforest, take a cooling boat ride down the River Madu. 11 fortress rooms, 22 ocean rooms, 16 beach rooms, 2 ocean lofts, 2 fortress residences. 4 hours 40 minutes by road from Colombo Airport.

Above: Beachfront Below: Beach Room

PRICE £ PER PERSON FORTRESS ROOM BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-09 Dec

10 Dec-19 Dec

20 Dec-15 Jan *

16 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-16 Jul

17 Jul-31 Jul

01 Aug-15 Aug

16 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

1268 69

1472 69

1644 122

1382 84

1316 75

1520 75

1585 84

1382 84

1316 75

1382 84

01 Nov-30 Apr°

01 May-31 Jul

01 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

28 47 94

25 47 113

28 47 94

25 47 113

7 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SuPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

OCEAN ROOM BEACH ROOM OCEAN LOFT WITH PLuNGE POOL

25 41 84

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick via Doha with Qatar Airways and include private transfers. Supplement for departures from Manchester are available from £210pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £715pp. For departures between 20-23 Dec add £204pp. °For stays between 20 Dec-15 Jan add £222pppn for Ocean Room, add £43pppn for Beach Room, add £82pppn for Ocean Loft with Plunge Pool. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 11-15 Jan. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Early Booking, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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GALLE

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Amangalla

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Swashbucklers, traders and colonialists alike have left their mark on the rich character of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galle Fort, at the heart of which lies Amangalla. Adjacent to the Dutch church, the historic seventeenth century building is graced by period furnishings – suites and chambers boasting polished teak floors, freestanding bathtubs and fourposter beds. Watch the world go by from the terrace before dining in the genteel restaurant with its antique silverware and chandeliers, whilst for sundowners the upstairs balcony is ever popular. In the tranquil spa an Ayurvedic doctor is on hand, perfect after the day’s explorations.

A Zen-like tranquillity pervades this exclusive property on a picture-postcard cove replete with requisite palm-fringed golden beach. In inimitable Aman style, each suite is impeccably furnished and equipped with mod cons including Bose surround sound, while a generous plunge pool and daybed awaits beyond the sliding doors. Overlooking the emerald sea is a forty seven metre infinity pool, which is in turn overlooked by the panoramic restaurant, where local seafood from the Indian Ocean is a speciality. For those who can tear themselves away from such indulgence, the resort makes an excellent base for exploring Sri Lanka’s National Parks.

4 hours by road from Colombo Airport.

6 hours by road from Colombo Airport.

Prices from £1895pp in low season, £2100pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a room only basis and private transfers. Single supplement available on request.

Prices from £2105pp in low season, £2305pp in high season including economy flights, 7 nights accommodation on a room only basis and private transfers. Single supplement available on request.

Below: Swimming Pool

Below: Wella Suite Terrace

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Combine Sri Lanka’s best beaches with a stay in historic, colonial galle. This exclusive itinerary also includes a private tour of the bustling capital, Colombo. Day 1 | Depart London heathrow on board your direct Sri Lankan Airlines flight to Colombo. Day 2 | on arrival you will be transferred to Serene Pavilions, located on the beachfront at Wadduwa. Three nights accommodation in a one Bedroom ocean Pavilion (B). DayS 3-4 | Spend time relaxing within your private villa or on the beach. You will also be driven into Colombo for a private half day city tour. (B) Day 5 | Aman Resorts will transfer you by private car to amangalla in galle, three nights accommodation in a Bedroom. (Ro). DayS 6-7 | Located within the historic Fort, amangalla is an ideal base from which to explore charming galle at your own pace. For the perfect end to a day’s explorations enjoy a sunset walk around the fort walls ending with cocktails in the hotel’s open air gallery. (Ro). Day 8 | Transfer by private car to amanwella, Tangalle. Accommodation for four nights is in a Suite (Ro).

ANURADHAPURA

SIGIRIYA

SRI LANKA

DayS 9-11 | enjoy the beautiful setting of this beachfront property located beside the shimmering emerald sea. We also highly recommend a private day tour to one of Sri Lanka’s impressive National Parks. Day 12 | Return transfer to Colombo Airport to connect with your Sri Lankan Airlines flight to London heathrow. A helicopter transfer supplement is available on request.

KANDY NEGOMBO

COLOMBO

For full details of our extensive Sri Lanka programme, please refer to Carrier’s Worldwide 2011 Brochure or contact Reservations.

HATTON

WADDUWA

GALLE KOGGALA

TANGALLE

Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplements available on request. International flights are with Sri Lankan Airlines in economy. one way Business Class upgrades are available from £880 per person. meal basis: Ro Room only, B Breakfast. This itinerary is only a suggestion – our experienced sales team will be happy to put together alternative, tailormade tours. Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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ncient meets modern with glorious harmony in Arabia. Mosques vie with skyscrapers; traditional dhows ply the shoreline alongside luxury yachts; the adventurous jump in the 4 x 4s for exhilarating off-road journeys deep into the heart of the timeless desert. Beneath the ever-changing skyline of Dubai lies a world of bustling gold and spice souks; windows full of bizarre and exotic spices. Chillies, cardamom and saffron are piled high and the sweet smell of frankincense fills the air. Along the sleek boulevards glamorous stores brim with designer brands, whilst on the waterways rickety, but watertight, abras provide an enchanting way to travel. Dubai is an unashamed show of opulence with history at its heart. Little more than a fishing village fifty years ago, Abu Dhabi is bursting skywards at dizzying speed. Cutting edge architecture stands side by side with magnificent mosques and minarets, an intriguing blend of Arabian mystique with modern urbanity. Sweep along the Corniche past superb stretches of beach, backed by manicured gardens and impressive fountains, the sparkling sea on one side, the dunes and the Hajar Mountains on the other. There are camel races to catch in the oasis-dotted desert and ancient fortresses to explore, with a sunset dhow cruise to end the day’s adventures. Experience quintessential emirati culture and hospitality in Ras Al Khaimah, in the northern part of the UAE bordering Oman, where the majestic Hajar Mountains hurtle down towards miles of unspoilt coastline. Mount a mild-mannered camel to trek the desert where date palms and vegetable gardens flourish; explore the atmospheric old town on foot to marvel at the beautiful stucco fascias which grace the houses. Soaring cities or Bedouin encampments, sizzling beaches or desert oases‌this is a world of fascinating days and unforgettable Arabian nights.

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One&Only Royal mirage

One&Only Royal mirage overlooks Dubai’s Palm island bay and is set in sixty acres of landscaped gardens, water fountains and meandering pathways. The Palace, together with arabian Court and Residence & spa rekindle the grandeur, dignity and hospitality of old arabia in mesmerising splendour. Oasis-like pools, traditional Oriental hammam treatments and inspired moroccan and seafood cuisines celebrate a fabled civilisation. a kilometre of private beach and the waters of the arabian Gulf provide the perfect playground for an array of watersports.

ARABIAN COURT at first glimpse, arabian Court is illusive – a mysterious dwelling disguised behind a sheltered oasis. accommodation includes Deluxe Rooms and suites. There are three dining options including a lively and colourful indo-European restaurant, and modern food with an asian twist. The Roof Top is a musical majlis that features cocktails and Oriental mezzehs. 170 guest rooms and suites.

RESIDENCE & SPA secluded gardens, pools and a private beach offer an elegant haven where pampering is the predominant indulgence; palm trees shade gazebos whilst water fountains provide ambient music. Guest rooms include Prestige Rooms, sixteen suites and one Garden Villa. The Dining Room offers a charming and stylish dining experience for guests of the Residence & spa. The health and beauty institute has towering domes and carved arches and features a One&Only spa and traditional Oriental hammam.

THE PALACE a true landmark in Dubai, The Palace is a regal domain where guests will enjoy wandering amidst abundant gardens dotted with meandering waterfalls and streams. Guest rooms include Deluxe and Gold Club Rooms, suites and the two Royal suites. all are sea-facing and adorned with ornamental arches, terracotta tiling and custom made furniture. its restaurants offer mediterranean, moroccan and middle Eastern cuisines in beautiful surroundings whilst the outdoor beach bar & Grill features seafood and grills. The Kasbar is the resort’s vibrant nightclub.

50 guest rooms and suites including 1 garden villa. 30 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

230 guest rooms and suites.

PRiCE £ PER PERsON / bED & bREaKFasT THE PALACE suPERiOR DEluXE 01 Nov-30 Nov 01 Dec-25 Dec* 26 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-25 mar

26 mar-24 apr

25 apr-03 Jun*

15 Oct-05 Nov

06 Nov-30 Nov

2438 369

2149 311

2638 409

2149 312

2349 352

1768 236

1418 166

1768 236

2403 363

2149 312

2438 368

2149 311

2638 409

2288 340

2524 387

1895 261

1508 184

1895 261

2590 400

2288 340

3164 514

2774 436

3418 565

2868 456

3273 537

2361 354

1762 235

2361 354

3328 548

2868 456

suPPlEmENTs – THE PALACE 01 Nov-30 Nov PER PERsON PER NiGhT

5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

04 Jun-31 aug* 01 sep-14 Oct*

ARABIAN COURT – DEluXE ROOm

5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

RESIDENCE & SPA – PREsTiGE ROOm

5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

01 Dec-09 Jan°

10 Jan-25 mar

26 mar-07 may°

08 may-30 sep°

01 Oct-14 Oct

15 Oct-30 Nov°

33 405 405

37 343 343

62 250 364

59 258 368

37 160 214

56 253 346

74 328 467

442 593

360 492

400 512

377 517

220 301

364 497

482 647

257 484

193 431

210 458

203 453

102 197

235 370

274 529

GOlD Club ROOm suPERiOR EXECuTiVE suiTE GOlD Club suiTE

ARABIAN COURT FalCON suiTE PRiNCE suiTE

RESIDENCE & SPA JuNiOR suiTE EXECuTiVE suiTE

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Prices are based on midweek departures from london heathrow or london Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. supplement for Friday/saturday departures add £45pp. One way business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-25 Dec, 2631 Dec & 16 Jul-10 aug add £150pp. *For departures between 25 apr-07 may add £60pppn for The Palace, add £64pppn for arabian Court, add £102pppn for Residence & spa. *For departures between 01-14 Oct add £47pppn for The Palace, add £50pppn for arabian Court, add £87pppn for Residence & spa. °Nightly supplements apply at The Palace for stays between 26 Dec-09 Jan, 26 mar-24 apr, 08 may-03 Jun, 01-30 sep and 06-30 Nov. °Nightly supplements apply at arabian Court for stays between 26 Dec-09 Jan, 26 mar-24 apr, 08 may-03 Jun, 01-30 sep, 06-30 Nov. °Nightly supplements apply at Residence & spa for stays between 26 Dec09 Jan, 26 mar-24 apr, 08 may-03 Jun, 01-30 sep, 06-30 Nov. mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-09 Jan. minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 26 mar-24 apr & 15 Oct-05 Nov. Gold Club Rooms offer value added benefits – details on request. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – Free Nights, added Valuecontact our reservations department.

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Dubai

madinat Jumeirah The arabian Resort linked by charming waterways served by traditional abras, this impressive complex comprises three distinct hotels, each a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s proud heritage. Forty hectares of lush, landscaped grounds house accommodation from the enchanting to the utterly opulent, together with a vast array of world class facilities including no fewer than forty four bars and restaurants, an exclusive spa and its very own souk. Guests also receive complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.

AL QASR set in an elevated position, al Qasr captures the magnificence of a sheikh’s summer residence. approached via a tree-lined avenue adorned with sculpted arabian horses it is a breathtaking sight, the unrestrained opulence continuing through to the spacious rooms and suites. Nine world-class restaurants and bars, some with alfresco terraces, provide a thousand and one delights. Extensive pool areas, the private beach and lavish Talise spa are the focus for recreation, while for children there is the sinbad’s Kid’s Club. 292 guest rooms and suites.

MINA A’ SALAM a beautifully authentic expression of arabian architecture, mina a’ salam is a grand hotel of exquisite style – suites and guest rooms are richly adorned in arabian fabrics and artefacts. imaginative pool areas border a one kilometre private beach and the warm clear waters of the Gulf enhance this sensory experience. Nine bars and lounges are interwoven with first class restaurants including Zheng he’s, serving a fusion of Western and Chinese cuisine, and The Wharf which serves traditional british classics with an international influence. For guests seeking even greater exclusivity, the Premium leisure and Club Executive options provide additional benefits. 292 guest rooms and suites.

PRiCE £ PER PERsON / bED & bREaKFasT MINA A’ SALAM DEluXE balCONY ROOm 01 Nov-09 Dec* 10 Dec-28 Dec* 29 Dec-07 Jan* 5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

08 Jan-13 Jan

DAR AL MASYAF The traditional courtyard summer houses of old arabia have inspired the stunning two-storey houses that grace this utterly enchanting resort where rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated in arabian style, with twenty four hour butler service. Pai Thai, the resort’s romantic Thai restaurant, will delight the most discerning of diners – a sublime spot to eat alfresco. an abundance of watersports from windsurfing to wakeboarding are available at the watersports centre or work out in the Quay health club. 290 guest rooms and suites. 25 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

14 Jan-31 Jan 01 Feb-07 may*

08 may-04 Jun 05 Jun-31 aug*

01 sep-30 sep 01 Oct-30 Nov*

1775 236

1755 202

2168 315

1605 202

1738 230

2010 284

1738 230

1375 157

1738 230

2010 284

1887 258

1838 219

2284 338

1688 219

1799 242

2101 302

1799 242

1436 169

1799 242

2101 302

1889 260

1315 145

1889 260

2222 326

AL QASR – aRabiaN DEluXE 5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

DAR AL MASYAF – aRabiaN DEluXE aRabiaN summERhOusE 1998 281

1925 236

2396 360

1775 236

1889 260

2222 326

suPPlEmENTs – MINA A’ SALAM 01 Nov-10 Dec° PER PERsON PER NiGhT

5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

11 Dec-13 Jan°

14 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-07 may°

08 may-30 sep°

01 Oct-30 Nov°

46 90 136

34 68 102

36 73 109

48 73 121

18 60 85

48 73 121

01 Nov-10 Dec°

11 Dec-13 Jan°

14 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-07 may°

08 may-30 sep°

01 Oct-30 Nov°

OCEaN DEluXE ROOm 46 PREmium lEisuRE aRabiaN DEluXE 91 PREmium lEisuRE OCEaN DEluXE 136

34 68 102

36 73 109

73 73 145

36 73 109

73 73 145

01 Nov-10 Dec°

11 Dec-13 Jan°

14 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-07 may°

08 may-30 sep°

01 Oct-30 Nov°

aRabiaN DEluXE GulF summERhOusE OCEaN DEluXE GulF summERhOusE aRabiaN suiTE aRabiaN summERhOusE

23 91 386

22 56 219

24 60 260

24 121 441

24 60 236

24 121 441

OCEaN DEluXE balCONY ROOm PREmium lEisuRE ROOm OCEaN PREmium lEisuRE ROOm

suPPlEmENTs – AL QASR PER PERsON PER NiGhT

suPPlEmENTs – DAR AL MASYAF PER PERsON PER NiGhT

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Prices are based on midweek departures from london heathrow or london Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. supplement for Friday/saturday departures add £45pp. One way business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 29-31 Dec & 16 Jul-10 aug add £150pp. *For departures between 01-12 Nov add £79pppn. *For departures on 10 Dec add £34pppn for mina a’salam, £39pppn for al Qasr, add £44pppn for Dar al masyaf. *For departures between 19 mar-03 apr, 16 apr-07 may & 22 Oct-05 Nov add £96pppn for mina a’salam, add £102pppn for al Qasr, add £139pppn for Dar al masyaf. °Nightly supplements apply at mina a’salam for stays between 29 Dec-07 Jan, 08 may-04 Jun, 01-30 sep. °Nightly supplements apply at al Qasr for stays between 29 Dec-07 Jan, 19 mar-03 apr, 16 apr-07 may, 22 Oct-05 Nov. °Nightly supplements apply at Dar al masyaf for stays between 01-12 Nov, 29 Dec-07 Jan, 19 mar-03 apr, 16 apr-04 Jun, 01-30 sep, 22 Oct-05 Nov. mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 27 Dec-01 Jan. Premium leisure Rooms offer value added benefits – details on request. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – added Value-contact our reservations department.

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DUBAI

One&Only The Palm The luxury leisure development Dubai has been waiting for, this new exquisite low-rise boutique oasis is located in lush grounds on the peninsula of the Palm Jumeirah crescent. Resembling grand private homes in style, residences blend Moorish and Andalusian architecture to create chic interiors – rooms being set within a tri-level Manor House, six standalone Mansions and four private Beach Villas. Home comforts include over-sized marble bathrooms, walk-in rain showers and forty six inch plasma screen entertainment. The Mansion Suites being just steps from the beach, the private Beach Villas have outdoor shaded dining areas and a swimming pool in the gardens. Culinary temptations are as delectable as they are diverse. Dining venues include a contemporary speciality restaurant and the striking over-water Marina restaurant and lounge with its enviable panoramic views of the Gulf and the city’s awesome skyline. An expansive swimming pool with lavish daybeds lies under the cover of hundreds of palm trees, its six private cabanas offering superior comfort and amenities. There is also a lap pool in the spa, along with exclusive facilities for couples including private hammam, rasul and steam shower. 91 rooms and suites within the manor house and 6 mansions, 4 beach villas. 45 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

PRICE £ PER PERSON PALM MANOR HOUSE PREMIER ROOM BED & BREAKFAST† 01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-25 Dec*

26 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-07 May*

08 May-03 Jun

04 Jun-31 Aug*

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-14 Oct

15 Oct-05 Nov

06 Nov-30 Nov

2899 462

2548 392

3128 508

2645 411

2185 319

1641 210

2185 319

2578 398

3056 493

2645 411

01 Nov-09 Jan

10 Jan-07 May°

08 May-30 Sep°

01 Oct-14 Oct

15 Oct-05 Nov

06 Nov-30 Nov

PALM BEACH PREMIER ROOM 77 PALM BEACH JUNIOR SUITE 347 PALM BEACH JUNIOR SUITE WITH POOL 507

68 288 446

35 141 301

66 312 470

82 370 529

68 288 446

5 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-25 Dec, 26-31 Dec & 16 Jul-10 Aug add £150pp. *For departures between 26 Mar-24 Apr add £75pppn. °For stays between 26 Mar-24 Apr add £13pppn for Palm Beach Premier Room, add £77pppn for Palm Beach Junior Suite, add £81pppn for Palm Beach Junior Suite with Pool. °For stays between 08 May-03 Jun & 01-30 Sep add £17pppn for Palm Beach Premier Room, add £98pppn for Palm Beach Junior Suite & Palm Beach Junior Suite with Pool. †Half board included 26 Dec-09 Jan. Minimum stay of 6 nights for bookings between 01-15 Nov, 7 nights between 26 Dec-09 Jan, 5 nights between 26 Mar-24 Apr & 15 Oct-05 Nov. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Child prices and single supplements available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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DUBAI

Burj Al Arab Built in the shape of a billowing sail, the spectacular Burj Al Arab sweeps into the air on a man-made island off Jumeirah Beach. An all-suite hotel with a private reception on every floor, guests can anticipate unprecedented levels of comfort in lavishly decorated rooms which feature sophisticated multimedia systems offering video on demand, internet and the most up-to-the-minute selection of satellite channels in the Middle East. Two Royal Suites boast their own private home theatre. Al Iwan restaurant provides Arabic cuisine in opulent surroundings, whilst Al Muntaha offers fine dining in a futuristic setting suspended high above the Arabian Gulf. The underwater-themed Al Mahara restaurant is a seafood paradise; Junsui’s twelve live cooking stations are attended by no fewer than forty five specialist Asian chefs. Facilities include Assawan Spa & Health Club inspired by the baths of an ancient Middle Eastern civilisation, squash courts, four swimming pools and a private sandy beach. In the gymnasium, personal trainers are on hand. 202 luxury suites. 25 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Exterior Below: Deluxe Suite

PRICE £ PER PERSON DELUXE SUITE BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-10 Nov 11 Nov-26 Dec*

5 NIGHTS EXTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT PANORAMIC SUITE

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4912 863

4256 732

5488 978

01 Nov-10 Jan

11 Jan-30 Nov

138

121

4700 822

5425 967

09 May-15 Jul*

3491 580

16 Jul-10 Aug 11 Aug-30 Sep* 01 Oct-30 Nov*

3641 580

3491 580

4700 822

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-26 Dec & 27-31 Dec add £150pp. *For departures between 01-07 Feb & 21 Oct-10 Nov add £145pppn. *For departures between 09-31 May & 01-30 Sep add £67pppn. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Minimum stay of 4 nights for bookings between 27 Dec-01 Jan. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Beit Al Bahar Villas With twenty six storeys and a design inspired by the shape of a breaking wave, iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a striking Dubai landmark. Superbly located on over one and a half kilometres of private beach, its extensive and varied dining possibilities include over twenty restaurants, bars and cafés – ranging from the casual to the elegant and the local to the international. An intimate oasis of just nineteen villas, Beit Al Bahar or ‘villa by the sea’ is tucked away amidst beautifully manicured gardens. Styled after a traditional Arabian village, each villa has been opulently decorated and boasts a private plunge pool and terrace. Guests have access to their own exclusive majlis tent and lounge chairs at the Executive Pool and Beach. An endless range of recreational amenities include five swimming pools, complimentary Sinbad’s Kids Club and a host of watersports including The Pavilion Dive Centre, an accredited PADI dive establishment. Guests have unlimited, complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. 598 ocean view rooms and suites, 19 villas. 25 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Beit Al Bahar Bedroom Below: Hotel Exterior

PRICE £ PER PERSON DELUXE OCEAN VIEW BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-12 Nov

24 Dec-07 Jan*

08 Jan-31 Jan

01 Feb-15 Apr*

16 Apr-30 Apr

01 May-04 Jun*

05 Jun-31 Aug*

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov*

1982 277

1775 236

1755 202

1982 277

1605 202

1950 272

2312 345

1708 224

1375 157

1708 224

1950 272

01 Nov-07 Jan

08 Jan-13 Jan

14 Jan-04 Jun

05 Jun-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Nov

79 234 501

73 266 544

60 242 423

73 266 544

5 NIGHTS EXTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

OCEAN CLUB EXECUTIVE 1 BEDROOM OCEAN SUITE 1 BEDROOM VILLA – BEIT AL BAHAR

79 228 494

13 Nov-09 Dec 10 Dec-23 Dec*

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures on 10 Dec add £34pppn. *For departures between 24 -31 Dec & 16 Jul10 Aug add £150pp. *For departures between 14-31 Jan add £21pppn. *For departures between 24 Mar-03 Apr & 22 Oct-05 Nov add £73pppn. *For departures between 01-07 May add £48pppn. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-01 Jan. Ocean Club Executive offer value added benefits – details on request. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Added Value-contact our reservations department.

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The Ritz-Carlton A thousand feet of white sand beach, luxurious rooms, exceptional recreational facilities and all the hospitality for which Ritz-Carlton is famous, there is little wonder this hotel ranks amongst Dubai’s finest. Intimate by the sheikdom’s standards, with just 138 guest rooms and suites spread over six elegantly-styled floors, the resort lies adjacent to the swish Dubai Marina. Club floor guests can take advantage of exclusive club lounge service incorporating six daily food presentations and complimentary premium brand beverages including champagne – all club rooms and suites offering spectacular sea views. In true Ritz-Carlton tradition, every meal is a special event, whether feasting on Arabic cuisine under the stars of Amaseena or the Italian specialities of Splendido. Get active with four tennis courts, two squash courts, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and two enticing, palm-shaded swimming pools, or be cosseted in the spa. The superbly equipped Ritz-Carlton Kids’ Club will keep youngsters gamefully occupied; the Emirates Golf course is close by. 138 guest rooms and suites. 35 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Exterior Below: Amaseena

PRICE £ PER PERSON DELUXE ROOM BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov* 01 Dec-25 Dec*

5 NIGHTS EXTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT CLUB SEA VIEW ROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE CLUB SEA VIEW SUITE

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26 Dec-09 Jan*

10 Jan-09 Feb 10 Feb-07 May* 08 May-31 May 01 Jun-31 Aug*

1795 240

1532 187

2176 316

1575 197

1663 215

01 Nov-09 Nov

10 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-25 Dec

26 Dec-09 Jan

10 Jan-30 Nov

73 101 161

73 103 175

60 85 145

73 101 161

73 103 175

1575 197

1288 140

01 Sep-30 Sep 01 Oct-30 Nov*

1575 197

1971 276

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 01-09 Nov, 19 Mar-03 Apr, 16 Apr-07 May & 22 Oct-12 Nov add £77pppn. *For departures between 10-25 Dec, 26-31 Dec & 16 Jul-10 Aug add £150pp. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-01 Jan. Club Rooms & Suites offer value added benefits – details on request. Child prices and single supplements available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Family, Honeymoon, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina Located on twelve hundred metres of private Jumeirah Beach shoreline, this neoclassical-style landmark has been designed to inspire, revitalise and refresh. Being just twenty minutes from the bustling city centre there’s an opportunity to enjoy the best of all worlds, from total relaxation to mall shopping on an incredible scale. In your Room or Suite, the signature Westin Heavenly Bed promises deep comfort while those with balcony or terrace also benefit from spellbinding sea views. Something of a culinary bonanza awaits the gourmet traveller – the resort being bestowed with fourteen restaurants and bars including the vibrant open kitchen of the Blue Orange with its international cuisine, Hunters Grill for great steaks and the Spice Emporium for Asian delicacies. A wide variety of watersports includes wake boarding and surf ski kayaking. Tennis courts, a spa and a 150 metre meandering pool with islands and bars add to the attraction, while children will have endless fun in the Westin Kids Club. Three championship golf courses are within ten minutes drive. 294 rooms and suites. 30 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Exterior Below: Deluxe Sea View

PRICE £ PER PERSON DELUXE SEA VIEW BED & BREAKFAST 5 NIGHTS EXTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT EXECUTIVE CLUB LAND VIEW EXECUTIVE CLUB SEA VIEW DELUXE SUITE

01 Nov-11 Dec*

12 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-08 Jan*

09 Jan-22 Jan

23 Jan-07 May*

08 May-03 Jun

04 Jun-27 Aug*

28 Aug-14 Oct

15 Oct-30 Nov

1436 169

1374 127

1889 260

1436 169

1557 193

1224 127

1043 91

1436 169

1557 193

01 Nov-22 Jan°

23 Jan-07 May°

08 May-03 Jun

04 Jun-27 Aug

28 Aug-30 Nov°

24 48 169

24 48 338

24 48 115

24 36 187

24 48 145

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-11 Dec, 24-31 Dec & 16 Jul-10 Aug add £150pp. *For departures between 19-29 Apr add £18pppn. °Deluxe Suite for stays between 24 Dec-08 Jan add £145pppn. °Deluxe Suite for stays between 19-29 Apr add £55pppn. °Deluxe Suite for stays between 28 Aug-14 Oct add £24pppn. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 27 Dec-08 Jan & 19 Apr-29 Apr. Child prices and single supplements available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Family, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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DUBAI

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa A model of conservation tourism, Al Maha is styled after a traditional Bedouin encampment – the great majority of its 225 square kilometres being a reserve for animals such as oryx, gazelle and fox. Each individual suite boasts a large temperature-controlled private pool and custom-made super king-size bed. Live the opulent life of a Sheikh, surrounded by Arabian antiques and fine furnishings, luxuriating in a sybaritic bathroom and relaxing on a wraparound veranda. Dining means a choice between a gourmet venue serving International and Arabic cuisine, a private affair in your suite or an elegantly set table amidst the dunes. Try your hand at falconry or archery – join a camel safari, a guided nature walk or wildlife drive. The Timeless Spa is a world-class sanctuary of health and well-being offering a wide range of beauty and spa treatments, sauna, steam room, ice-pool and Jacuzzi. Ideally combined with a beach resort in Dubai or further afield. 42 suites. 45 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Suite Exterior Below: Spa Entrance

PRICE £ PER PERSON BEDOUIN SUITE FULL BOARD

01 Nov-30 Nov 01 Dec-22 Dec*

5 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

3045 476

2445 356

3490 565

2445 356

2878 452

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT

01 Nov-22 Dec

23 Dec-05 Jan

06 Jan-21 May

22 May-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Nov

64

19

80

19

80

ROYAL SUITE – 4 PERSONS

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23 Dec-05 Jan*

06 Jan-10 Jan 11 Jan-21 May* 22 May-31 Aug*

2413 358

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

2878 452

3625 601

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and two on-site acitivities-details on request. Supplement for Friday/ Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-22 Dec, 23-31 Dec & 16 Jul-10 Aug add £150pp. *For departures between 01 Feb-30 Apr add £149pppn. Minimum stay of 3 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-05 Jan. Children under 12 years of age are not accepted. Single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Honeymoon, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

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Desert Palm This is perhaps the most enticing of Dubai’s recent developments – a sanctuary where the Arabian is touched by the avant-garde. Set amongst the verdant fields and soaring palm trees of the Desert Palm polo estate, twenty eight opulently appointed Suites and Pool Villas offer the last word in luxury. Palm Suites offer top floor vistas to the Dubai skyline; Pool Villas feature private swimming pools, a sunken bedroom and indoor/outdoor rainfall showers; Pool Residences are encircled by high walls for private garden entertaining and relaxation. For ultimate exclusivity choose the Presidential Villa Layali. Desert Palm’s culinary temptations include steak and game at Rare, delicatessen at gourmet market Epicure, high tea and the opportunity to sample the sommelier’s selected wines at Red. When not watching polo chukkas from the private rooftop terrace, there is an infinity swimming pool, nearby world-class golf, horse-riding, tennis and squash courts and a wonderfully chilled LIME Spa and juice bar. A Per AQUUM Retreat. 28 suites and villas. 15 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Palm Suite Below: Outside Dining Area at Rare

PRICE £ PER PERSON PALM SUITE BED & BREAKFAST 5 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT POOL VILLA

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-09 Dec

10 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-02 Jan*

03 Jan-15 May*

16 May-15 Jul

16 Jul-10 Aug

11 Aug-30 Aug

31 Aug-30 Nov

1444 165

1330 142

1480 142

2084 263

1314 146

1202 124

1352 124

1202 124

1314 146

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-02 Jan

03 Jan-15 May

16 May-30 Aug

31 Aug-30 Nov

332

179

453

225

170

225

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 01-02 Jan deduct £150pp. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 24 Dec-03 Jan. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Park Hyatt Dubai Caviar and oysters served in the cosmopolitan raw bar of The Terrace above glittering Dubai Creek – this is the Dubai high life. A haven of tranquillity, the hotel stands adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, just minutes from the city centre and world-class shopping. In addition to opulent rooms and suites, all boasting dazzling views over the water from their furnished balconies or terraces, Park Hyatt Dubai has introduced the concept of the Residential Spa Room to Dubai. Eight specially designed accommodations enable guests to enjoy a premium spa experience without leaving the privacy of their rooms, open bathrooms featuring a deep soaking bathtub and separate rain shower. Gourmet dining options span Arabic, Thai and modern European. Golfers will appreciate the challenges of the 18-hole championship Dubai Creek course, while hedonists may prefer to wallow in the luxurious Amara Spa with its twenty five metre pool dotted with palm trees. For memorable excursions, private yachts can be chartered from the yacht club. 225 rooms and suites. 10 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Swimming Pool Below: Lounge

PRICE £ PER PERSON PARK ROOM BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov 01 Dec-27 Dec*

5 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT PARK DELUxE ROOM PARK SPA ROOM PARK SUITE

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1608 205

01 Nov-30 Nov

35 59 165

1372 158

28 Dec-04 Jan*

05 Jan-20 Jan

1608 205

1372 158

21 Jan-28 Feb 01 Mar-10 May 11 May-01 Sep*

1608 205

1372 158

1194 122

02 Sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

1372 158

1608 205

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-27 Dec, 01-04 Jan & 16 Jul-10 Aug add £150pp. A minimum stay of 3 nights for bookings between 29 Dec-31 Dec. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Added Value-contact our reservations department.

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The Address Downtown Dubai Flanking the world’s tallest tower, the striking Dubai Fountain and the Dubai shopping mall, this flamboyant flagship hotel boasts lavish accommodation bedecked with designer furnishings and every hi-tech amenity from iPod docking stations to flat screen televisions. In the Spa Suites there’s an outdoor terrace bath, while guests opting for Club Rooms and Suites enjoy an array of exclusive benefits including complimentary food and beverage presentations throughout the day along with twenty four hour check-in. An impressive choice of restaurants and lounges encompasses Neos sky bar on the 63rd floor, Fazaris for Japanese-to-Mediterranean fare, and Hukama for excellent Chinese cuisine. Therapies in the ESPA spa include Thai ayurveda, shiatsu and reflexology, combined with the massage traditions of Bali and Hawaii. Work out in the fitness centre or lounge by the swimming pool that cascades over five tiers. There’s also a dedicated kids’ club. An ideal destination as part of a twin centre holiday taking in Mauritius, the Seychelles or the Maldives. 196 rooms and suites. 15 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Club Fountain View Room Below: Swimming Pool

PRICE £ PER PERSON PREMIER ROOM BED & BREAKFAST 5 NIGHTS ExTRA NIGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIGHT PREMIER FOUNTAIN VIEW CLUB ROOM CLUB FOUNTAIN VIEW ROOM JUNIOR SUITE

01 Nov-09 Dec*

10 Dec-31 Dec

01 Jan-13 Jan

14 Jan-06 May*

07 May-14 Jun

15 Jun-15 Jul

16 Jul-31 Jul

01 Aug-10 Aug

11 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Nov*

1417 165

1567 165

1417 165

1438 171

1184 120

1438 171

1588 171

1334 120

1184 120

1438 171

01 Nov-13 Jan

14 Jan-30 Nov

32 63 89 114

38 63 114 114

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 20-25 Nov, 23-26 Jan, 26 Feb-01 Mar, 15-19 Oct & 12-19 Nov add £37pppn. Club Rooms offer value added benefits – details on request. Child prices and single supplements available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Honeymoon-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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The Emirates Palace Majestic and magnificent, the Kempinski managed Emirates Palace stands on a 1.3 kilometre private beach in impressive landscaped gardens. gold finials and mosaic glass tiles top a veritable sea of domes and cupolas – the whole development reflecting the infinite shades of the Arabian desert sands. Quite possibly the most expensive hotel ever built, it welcomes the discerning guest with accommodation of unparalleled opulence. Each room and suite conveys a masterful blend of regal splendour and cutting edge gadgetry, featuring advanced multimedia systems, complimentary Wi-Fi, private balcony or terrace and butler service. Iranian, Mediterranean, Arabic and Pan Pacific are amongst the international cuisines on offer, the chic restaurants complemented by relaxing lounges and cafés. The sumptuous Anantara Spa provides reviving therapies. Two exceptional pools are the focus of leisurely recreation, one freeform, the other a thrilling adventure pool ideal for families. In addition there are four tennis courts, fitness centres, selected watersports and a children’s club. 302 grand rooms, 20 khaleej suites, 20 khaleej deluxe suites and 48 palace suites. 30 minutes by road from Abu Dhabi Airport.

Above: Exterior Below: Diamond Grand Room

PRICE £ PER PERSON CORAL ROOM BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-23 Nov 24 Nov-27 Dec*

5 NIgHTS ExTRA NIgHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIgHT PEARL ROOM DIAMOND ROOM KHALEEJ SUITE KHALEEJ DELUxE SUITE

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28 Dec-07 Jan 08 Jan-19 May*

2037 294

1707 228

2243 336

1715 228

01 Nov-23 Nov

24 Nov-27 Dec

28 Dec-07 Jan

08 Jan-30 Nov°

22 46 343 511

24 48 261 425

22 54 420 587

24 48 262 425

20 May-15 Jul

16 Jul-10 Aug

11 Aug-13 Sep

14 Sep-03 Oct

04 Oct-30 Nov

1392 164

1448 164

1392 164

1715 228

2045 294

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways and include private transfers. Supplement for weekend departures add £50pp. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £10pp. One way Pearl Class upgrades from £645pp. *For departures between 11-24 Dec add £57pp. *For departures between 20-24 Feb & 16-30 Apr add £66pppn. °For stays between 20-24 Feb, 16-30 Apr & 04 Oct-30 Nov add £81pppn for Khaleej Suite, add £86pppn for Khaleej Deluxe Suite. °For stays between 20 May-13 Sep deduct £17pppn for Khaleej Suite, deduct £100pppn for Khaleej Deluxe Suite. Minimum stay of 3 nights for bookings which include 31 Dec. Minimum stay of 2 nights for bookings between 01 Nov-30 Dec & 01 Jan-30 Nov. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon, Family-contact our reservations department.

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Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Refined and hospitable, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri is the very definition of elegance in Abu Dhabi. Well located on an attractive kilometre-long stretch of private beach overlooking the straight that separates Abu Dhabi island from the mainland, the hotel comprises cool, Arabesque themed rooms and suites all with balcony or terrace, together with six spectacular Four Bedroom Villas complete with private swimming pools. Naturally, all the latest broadband, satellite and DVD facilities are to hand. As for dining options, guests are spoilt for choice with menus ranging from authentic Chinese at the Shangri-La’s signature Shang Palace and fine French cuisine at the glamorous Bord Eau to Vietnamese specialities at Hoi An and the freshest Mediterranean in Pearls & Caviar. Board a traditional abra to cruise the waterways that connect the complex, relax in CHI, The Spa with its traditional Asian wellness therapies or work up a sweat in the gymnasium. There are no less than five swimming pools within the grounds and three private beaches. 214 rooms and suites, 6 four bedroom villas. 10 minutes by road from Abu Dhabi Airport.

Above: Deluxe Room Below: Swimming Pool

PRICE £ PER PERSON DELUXE ROOM BED & BREAKFAST 5 NIgHTS EXTRA NIgHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NIgHT PREMIER ROOM EXECUTIVE SUITE

01 Nov-15 Dec*

01 Jan-02 Jun

03 Jun-15 Jul

16 Jul-10 Aug

11 Aug-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

1238 135

16 Dec-23 Dec 24 Dec-31 Dec*

1157 107

1238 135

1245 135

955 77

1012 77

955 77

1245 135

01 Nov-15 Dec

16 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-02 Jun°

03 Jun-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

23 109

59 72

31 109

22 51

31 109

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways and include private transfers. Supplement for weekend departures add £50pp. Supplement for departures from Manchester available from £10pp. One way Pearl Class upgrades from £645pp. *For departures 11-15 Dec add £57pp. *For departures on 24 Dec add £57pp. °Premier Room for stays between 24-31 Dec deduct £9pppn. Minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 23 Dec-03 Jan. Mandatory New Year’s Eve Dinner supplements apply – details on request. Child prices and single supplements are available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Ras al khaimah

banyan Tree al Wadi Opened in 2010, this is the first luxury desert resort in the Emirates to offer an all-pool villa concept in tandem with a private beach club. melting seamlessly into one hundred hectares of private nature reserve, its fortress-like arabic architecture embraces a selection of Pool Villas and Tented Pool Villas, the latter bedouin-style sanctuaries with flowing canopied ceilings. a collection of Tented beach Villas are located at the beach club. it’s a setting that offers more tranquillity than neighbouring Dubai, yet is equally rich in history and culture. With stunning rolling desert scenery as a backdrop, guests can look forward to stretching out on their private sun deck, sipping cocktails in the rooftop bar and dining royally at saffron on authentic Thai and southeast asian cuisine. Regular shuttle transfers make the twenty minute hop to the beach on the arabian Gulf, where a wide variety of watersports await. Full hydrotherapy facilities are available in the spa, whilst other facilities include a kids’ club, falconry mews, archery and 18-hole golf course. 70 pool villas, 31 tented pool villas and 32 tented beach villas. 45 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

Above: Tented Pool Villa Exterior Below: Tented Pool Villa

PRiCE £ PER PERsON DEluXE POOl Villa bED & bREakFasT

01 Nov-09 Dec 10 Dec-31 Dec*

5 NiGhTs EXTRa NiGhT

suPPlEmENTs PER PERsON PER NiGhT TENTED POOl Villa bEaCh POOl Villa

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01 Jan-30 apr* 01 may-31 may

2491 372

2641 372

2506 372

1887 249

01 Nov-30 apr

01 may-31 aug

01 sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

103 103

102 102

103 103

108 108

01 Jun-15 Jul

16 Jul-10 aug

11 aug-31 aug

01 sep-31 Oct

01 Nov-30 Nov

1666 204

1816 204

1666 204

2506 372

2599 391

Prices are based on midweek departures from london heathrow or london Gatwick with Emirates and include private transfers. supplement for Friday/saturday departures add £45pp. One way business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 28-31 Dec & 01-03 Jan add £87pppn. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. special Offers – Early booking, Free Nights, added Value-contact our reservations department.

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Arabian Cities

uAE City & Desert Experience

7 NiGhTs FROm £1905 PER PERsON

7 NiGhTs FROm £1880 PER PERsON

To experience two very contrasting Emirates, start your journey with a stay in intriguing Abu Dhabi before moving on to one of Dubai’s glittering beachfront resorts.

To enjoy both the modern and traditional Arabia, combine a visit to Dubai with a secluded desert resort set amidst the dunes of Ras Al khaimah.

Day 1 | Depart london heathrow with Etihad Airways onboard your flight to Abu Dhabi.

Day 1 | Depart london heathrow with Emirates onboard your flight to Dubai.

Day 2 | Our local representative will greet you on arrival, you will then be transferred to The Emirates Palace. Three nights accommodation in a Coral Room (b).

Day 2 | On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred directly to the Park Hyatt for a three night stay in a Park Room. (b).

Days 3-4 | Two days to discover the capital of the uAE at your leisure and to enjoy your lavish accommodation. We highly recommend a private city tour, including a visit to the magnificent Grand mosque, Palace Fort and atmospheric old souq.

Days 3-4 | With its exclusive position adjacent to Dubai Creek, this is the ideal base from which to discover Dubai’s highlights including it’s renowned shopping malls and souqs.

Day 5 | Depart Abu Dhabi by road to Dubai, which is just an hour away. Your base for the next four nights is al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah The arabian Resort, in an Arabian Deluxe room. (b). Days 6-8 | located on Jumeirah beach within an extensive complex, your hotel offers an endless array of facilities. however, there is also ample time to venture into Dubai to discover its traditional attractions, shops and restaurants. Day 9 | Private transfer to Abu Dhabi airport for your flight home.

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Day 5 | Private transfer by luxury 4WD vehicle out of Dubai towards the desert plains of Ras Al khaimah, the northern most Emirate which offers a complete contrast to Dubai. spend four nights at Banyan Tree al Wadi in a Deluxe Pool Villa. (b). Days 6-8 | Relax in this new desert resort or participate in one of the nature-based activities on offer. There is also the beach resort with its facilities and beach Villas, where your stay can be split if you wish. Day 9 | Return to Dubai airport to connect with your return flight to london heathrow.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. single supplements available on request. One way business class upgrades are available from £755 per person. meal basis: b breakfast.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Oman and Qatar

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ribbon of coastal villages with Old Muscat at its heart, Oman is an intoxicating fusion of ancient sights and Islamic customs, sprinkled with a touch of eastern glamour. The turquoise waters of Al Jissah Bay glint and dazzle‌the fjords and vertiginous cliffs of the Musandam Peninsula take the breath away. In the souqs along the Corniche the alleys throng with men in their dishdasha robes and kuma hats, the ladies elegant and animated in their flowing abeyyas. Stalls glitter with ceremonial daggers; the spicy scents of cardamom, saffron, frankincense and turmeric assail the senses. Out of the city, the desert blooms with feathery palms and citrus groves, the traditional reed houses evocative of an old Arabian way of life...the whitewashed desert forts still standing proud. On the horizon, a mirage turns out to be a wadi with a deep, inviting pool. Bump over the endless sand dunes of the Qatari desert on an off-road safari to visit a traditional Bedouin camp where in true Arabic fashion all manner of dishes are served: finger bowls of hummus, olives, salads, marinated meats and caviar. Stride up a high dune as the sun dips behind exquisite undulations of ever-shifting land before heading back to the gleaming capital city of Doha. Along the seven-mile Corniche the smart new developments line the ocean, the blaze of evening lights dancing on the warm waters. In Souq Waqif, where the Bedouin have sold their goats, sheep and wool for centuries, pick up exquisite Qatari rugs and textiles while watching the tailors, weavers and carpenters at work. Within easy striking distance of the Maldives for the ultimate twin-centre experience, Qatar and Oman bring a taste of the Middle East at its most exotic and enticing.

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Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah resort & Spa

nestling on the edge of a private bay ringed by dramatic rock formations, this resort complex comprises three unique hotels grouped together under the name of Shangri-La. Expansive landscaped gardens envelop the resort, which is just fifteen minutes from the shops and cultural attractions of capital city muscat. the large variety of food and beverage outlets offer an array of fine dining, all-day dining, live cooking stations or casual cafés to suit every taste. Decadent spa treatments abound in CHI, the Spa. three private beaches and seven swimming pools are complemented by a lazy river, omani Heritage Village, al mazaar Souk and the new kids adventure Zone. For the more energetic there are tennis courts, a fitness centre, watersports, a PaDI dive centre and marina. Al WAHA the largest of the three hotels and the perfect family destination. the Little turtles Kid’s Club offers a wide range of supervised activities for children up to seven years, there is a toddler’s pool and separate pool for older children. Babysitting services are also available. 262 rooms and suites.

Al BANDAR Deluxe al Bandar is the focal point of the resort featuring a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars. Its architecture is inspired by old muscat with buildings of varying height adorned by an array of ornate balconies. Its dominant feature is the large unconventionally-shaped swimming pool covering 1400 square metres with half-immersed sun loungers. 198 rooms and suites.

Al HUSN Pinnacle of the vacation experience is the ultra-opulent al Husn overlooking the resort. all rooms and suites are sea-facing and include a balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy exclusive use of a dedicated private gym, a private beach, infinity pool and several complimentary benefits including daily high tea, selected beverages from the in-room minibar and laundry services. 170 rooms and suites. 45 minutes by road from Muscat Airport.

PrICE £ PEr PErSon / BED & BrEaKFaSt AL WAHA – SUPErIor room 01 nov-25 Dec* 26 Dec-31 Dec

01 Jan-07 Jan

08 Jan-15 apr* 16 apr-26 apr* 27 apr-02 may 03 may-30 nov*

1334 145

1508 179

1539 179

1312 135

1561 167

1400 135

1312 135

1508 179

1682 214

1713 214

1474 167

1723 200

1561 167

1474 167

5 nIGHtS Extra nIGHt

1942 266

2116 301

2147 301

1879 248

1967 248

1967 248

1879 248

SUPPLEmEntS – AL WAHA PEr PErSon PEr nIGHt

01 nov-07 Jan

08 Jan-30 nov

35 81 162

32 75 151

5 nIGHtS Extra nIGHt

AL BANDAR – DELUxE room 5 nIGHtS Extra nIGHt

AL HUSN – DELUxE room

SUPErIor SEa VIEW ExECUtIVE SEa VIEW 1 BEDroom SUItE

SUPPLEmEntS – AL BANDAR 01 nov-07 Jan PEr PErSon PEr nIGHt DELUxE SEa FaCInG room PrEmIEr room 1 BEDroom SUItE

23 81 185

08 Jan-30 nov°

SUPPLEmEntS – AL HUSN PEr PErSon PEr nIGHt

01 nov-07 Jan

08 Jan-30 nov

22 75 173

DELUxE SEa VIEW room 1 BEDroom SUItE SPECIaLItY SUItE

12 214 498

11 199 463

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with oman air and include private transfers. one way Business Class upgrades available from £545pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec add £75pp. *For departures between 19-26 Feb, 09-15 apr & 2229 oct for al Waha & al Bandar add £33pppn. *For departures between 21-26 apr for al Husn add £33pppn. °al Bandar 1 Bedroom Suite add £53pppn for stays between 19-26 Feb, 09-26 apr & 22-29 oct. minimum stay of 7 nights for bookings between 26 Dec-03 Jan. mandatory new Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies-details on request. Children under 18 years of age are not accepted at al Husn. Child prices and single supplement available on request. overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special offers – Free nights, Honeymoon, Family-contact our reservations department.

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Al Bustan Palace intercontinental Following an extensive renovation that has surpassed its palatial past and position as one of the premier hotels in the Arabian Gulf, the Al Bustan Palace re-opened in November 2008. Cradled between the jagged Hajar mountains and the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman, it is a luxury oasis just ten minutes drive from the capital city of Muscat. Here you can unwind on the private beach or around the landscaped swimming pools. Aquatic opportunities include windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and boat trips. Rooms and suites reflect both local traditions and art deco designs – the exclusive lagoon rooms offer guests direct access from their private patios to the lagoons. All rooms enjoy private balconies overlooking either the mountains, the gardens or the sea. An array of restaurants offer a variety of authentic French and Chinese cuisine plus an abundance of fresh local seafood prepared with culinary expertise. A choice of bars and terraces give the option to dine alfresco and enjoy an aperitif or nightcap at the water’s edge. 200 guest rooms and 50 suites. 35 minutes by road from Muscat Airport.

Above: Infinity Pool Below: Lagoon Access Room

PRiCe £ PeR PeRSON BUSTAN GARDeN VieW ROOM BeD & BReAKFAST 01 Nov-09 Dec 5 NiGHTS exTRA NiGHT

SUPPLeMeNTS PeR PeRSON PeR NiGHT

DeLUxe SeA VieW ROOM BUSTAN LAGOON ACCeSS ROOM exeCUTiVe SUiTe MOUNTAiN VieW exeCUTiVe SUiTe SeA VieW ROOM

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10 Dec-23 Dec

24 Dec-31 Dec

01 Jan-04 Jan

05 Jan-18 Apr*

1719 222

1794 222

1893 257

1924 257

1668 207

01 Nov-04 Jan

05 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

28 75 188 214

26 70 197 224

16 43 102 118

26 70 197 224

19 Apr-30 Apr 01 May-30 Sep*

1921 240

1230 119

01 Oct-30 Nov

1668 207

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Oman Air and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £545pp. *For departures between 16-18 Apr add £88pp. *For departures between 01-02 May add £88pp. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 24 Dec-04 Jan. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Family-contact our reservations department.

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The Chedi Located on the stretch of Al ghubbrahn and backed by dramatic mountain scenery, The Chedi blends naturally with its surrounding environment. Lying low within the immense grounds and having its own private beach, the attractive rooms and suites are designed in the style of traditional Omani architecture and provide an air of cool refinement and privacy. Superior Rooms are located in the three-storey Serai Tower, some looking to the Hajjar Mountains and a few towards the gulf of Oman whilst Deluxe Rooms overlook the water gardens or the mountains. All accommodation is airconditioned with spacious bathrooms and the latest technology. in the restaurant, contemporary Mediterranean, Asian, indian and Arabic influenced cuisine is served, whilst the Beach restaurant specialises in seafood. Recreations include two swimming pools, one exclusively for adults, two tennis courts and a private beach. There is also a library and fine arts gallery. The Spa, with seven elegant treatment rooms including four suites with sunken baths, is a pampering haven. 55 superior rooms, 52 deluxe rooms and 36 club suites. 10 minutes by road from Muscat Airport.

Above: Club Suite Bedroom Below: Watergarden Courtyard

PRiCE £ PER PERSON SERAi SUPERiOR BED & BREAKFAST 5 NigHTS ExTRA NigHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NigHT CHEDi DELUxE DELUxE CLUB CHEDi CLUB SUiTE

01 Nov-24 Dec*

25 Dec-31 Dec

01 Jan-08 Jan

09 Jan-07 May*

08 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

1503 179

1752 229

1784 229

1465 167

1143 103

1465 167

01 Nov-24 Dec

25 Dec-08 Jan

09 Jan-07 May

08 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

47 104 285

58 112 326

45 97 265

27 60 161

45 97 265

Prices are based on departures from London Heathrow with Oman Air and include private transfers. One way Business Class upgrades available from £545pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec add £75pp. *For departures between 16 Apr-02 May add £88pp. Minimum stay of 5 nights for bookings between 25-31 Dec. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies – details on request. Chedi Club Suites offer value added benefits-details on request. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Free Nights, Family-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Above: Pool Villa Deck

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Six Senses Zighy Bay A secluded fishing village on the Sultanate’s northern Musandam Peninsula is the location for these stunning Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites fronting a 1.6 kilometre sandy beach. The design is rustic chic, bathrooms extend to an outdoor shower area, and all suites and villas have a private pool and butler service. Guests can choose one of three unforgettable arrival experiences: a scenic ten minute speedboat trip; a drive down from the mountains, or choose to travel as a companion passenger with the Hideaway’s professional paraglider. This innovative approach continues into the culinary experiences on offer which encompass Pan-Asian, Middle Eastern and international favourites, a daytime Deli, main restaurant Dining on the Sands, a widely stocked wine cellar, an unconventional Chill bar and dining high atop the mountains overlooking Zighy Bay. This is the company’s first Middle Eastern property, and as elsewhere in the world the focus is on holistic well being, the Six Senses Spa having nine treatment rooms, two Arabian Hammams and a Juice bar. Watersports are non-motorised and there is a fully equipped gymnasium. 79 pool villas and pool villa suites, 1 private retreat, 2 reserves. 90 minutes by road from Dubai Airport.

PRiCE £ PER PERSON POOL ViLLA BED & BREAKFAST

01 Nov-30 Nov

01 Dec-20 Dec*

21 Dec-10 Jan*

11 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-15 Jul

16 Jul-10 Aug

11 Aug-31 Aug

01 Sep-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

2427 339

2168 287

3143 482

2574 362

2020 251

2170 251

2020 251

2298 306

2574 362

01 Nov-20 Dec°

21 Dec-10 Jan

11 Jan-30 Apr

01 May-30 Sep

01 Oct-30 Nov

78 108 186

81 125 206

84 133 217

83 111 194

84 133 217

5 NiGHTS ExTRA NiGHT

SUPPLEMENTS PER PERSON PER NiGHT POOL ViLLA SUiTE BEACHFRONT POOL ViLLA BEACHFRONT POOL ViLLA SUiTE

Prices are based on midweek departures from London Heathrow or London Gatwick to Dubai with Emirates and include private transfers. Supplement for Friday/Saturday departures add £45pp. One way Business Class upgrades available from £1010pp. *For departures between 10-23 Dec & 21-31 Dec add £150pp. °Beachfront Pool Villa & Beachfront Pool Villa Suite deduct £18pppn for stays between 01-20 Dec. Minimum stay of 8 nights for bookings between 21 Dec-10 Jan. Minimum stay of 3 nights for bookings between 22 Apr-25 Apr. Mandatory Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve Dinner supplement applies-details on request. Child prices and single supplement available on request. Overlapping date bands – see our Price Policy on pages 134-135. Special Offers – Early Booking, Free Nights, Honeymoon, Added Value-contact our reservations department.

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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DOHA – QATAR

W Doha Hotel & Residences

Sharq Village & Spa

Prepare for the wow factor with a capital W with this breathtaking hotel at the heart of West Bay. Choose from ‘Spectacular’ rooms and suites on floors three to fifteen, ‘Fabulous’ corner rooms with enhanced views or aim higher for the extravagant E WOW Suite on the fifteenth, encompassing 320 square metres and offering every conceivable luxury from Bang & Olufsen technology to a private bar and massage room. Cuisine is overseen by JeanGeorges Vongerichten, recipient of six Michelin stars in the USA. The WET swimming pool, SWEAT fitness centre, and BLISS spa provide recreation; the Crystal Lounge serves the coolest cocktails to the most laid-back sounds around.

This cool and luxurious sanctuary bordering 350 metres of private coastline recreates the style of a traditional Qatari fishing village. Deluxe balconied rooms with views over Doha Bay, the courtyards or gardens are complemented by lavish King Suites rich in antiques and a stunning Royal Suite – all with butler service. Six restaurants offer everything from seafood and sushi to Arabic favourites; the Six Senses Spa will delight with its Qatari bazaar design and restorative treatments. There are two pools – one an expansive infinity pool – plus a vibrant souk where guests can shop for all manner of luxury goods including high fashion, perfume, precious metals and designer jewels.

291 rooms including 31 suites and 154 luxury residences. 25 minutes by road from Doha Airport.

174 deluxe rooms, 22 king suites and 1 royal suite. 10 minutes by road from Doha Airport.

Prices from £114pppn including breakfast. Single supplement available on request.

Prices from £127pppn including breakast. Single supplement available on request.

Below: Spectactular Room

Below: Villa Terrace

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Four Seasons Hotel

A palpable sense of sophistication pervades this chic enclave – part of the prestigious West Bay coastal complex. Overlooking the city or the Gulf of Arabia, rooms and suites feature spacious marble bathrooms, deep soaking bathtubs and separate showers. A diversity of memorable dining options includes all-day Lebanese and French favourites at the Brasserie on the Beach and fine Italian cuisine at Il Teatro. The deluxe Spa & Wellness Centre promises ultimate personal pampering. Aside from exploring the many cultural attractions of vibrant Doha, recreations embrace a full service beach and marina and a sports club. The hotel is just ten minutes from Doha Golf Club, a European Tour course. 232 guest rooms and suites. 15 minutes by road from Doha Airport. Prices from £127pppn including breakast. Single supplement available on request.

Left: Exterior Right: Premier Room

Visit your specialist Travel Agent or call 0161 491 7660

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Four Seasons Seychelles & Doha

Six Senses Zighy Bay & Dubai

10 NIGHTS FROM £3910 PER PERSON

10 NIGHTS FROM £3200 PER PERSON

Day 1 | Depart London Heathrow on your flight to Mahé via Doha with Qatar Airways.

Day 1 | Depart London Heathrow on board your direct flight to Dubai with Emirates.

Days 2-8 | On arrival you will be transferred by road to the Four seasons Resort. Villas and suites cascade down a lush hillside setting, dotted with aromatic cinnamon trees, to a private stretch of idyllic Petite Anse beach. Simply unwind in the spa, try the many watersports or set sail to spot iconic giant sea turtles. Accommodation for seven nights is in a Garden Villa (B).

Day 2 | On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred by road to six senses Zighy Bay. Accommodation for seven nights is in a Pool Villa. The transfer to this property is one of the highlights of a stay here – the more adventurous can opt to paraglide into the resort. (B).

Day 9 | In the morning transfer back to Mahé Airport to connect with your flight to Doha. You will be met on arrival by our local representative before your private transfer to Four seasons Hotel. Accommodation for three nights is in a Standard Room (B). Days 10-11 | Spend two days discovering Doha’s sparkling seafront and enchanting souqs at your own pace. For golf enthusiasts, your hotel is located just ten minutes from Doha Golf Club. (B). Day 12 | Return transfer to Doha Airport for your flight to London Heathrow.

Days 3-8 | You are free to enjoy the resort and it’s surrounds as you like – relax within the privacy of your villa, embrace the range of spa treatments on offer or take one of the many excursions which are available. (B). Day 9 | Journey by road through Oman’s mountainous terrain into Dubai city. Stay for three nights at The address Downtown Dubai (B). Days 10-11 | Enjoy being in the heart of Dubai city centre, with some of the world’s best shopping outlets and restaurants within easy reach of your accommodation. (B). Day 12 | Transfer to Dubai Airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

Prices are based on two people sharing a room and include private transfers, accommodation, meals as specified and flights. Single supplements available on request. One way business class upgrades are available from £775 per person. Meal basis: B Breakfast.

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Indian Ocean & Arabia Directory 11 Your essential guide to the Indian Ocean and Arabia: general information on climate, currency, maps and more.


Indian Ocean & Arabia Directory 11 MAurItIus CLIMAtE the best time to visit is between April and June or between september and November. temperatures are at their highest from December to February and cyclones, although rare, can occur between November and March.

ROYAL PALM LEGENDS

THE GRAND MAURITIAN THE OBEROI

CONSTANCE LE PRINCE MAURICE

MAURITIUS

THE HILTON MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA

ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE LONG BEACH THE RESIDENCE BEAU RIVAGE LE TOUESSROK FOUR SEASONS RESORT

PARADIS

tIME DIFFErENCE GMt +4 hours CurrENCY Mauritian rupee VIsA rEQuIrEMENts Visa will be provided free of charge on arrival for British passport holders.

AIRPORT

LES PAVILLONS DINAROBIN HERITAGE LE TELFAIR GOLF & SPA RESORT

LANGuAGE Official language is English. French and Creole are also widely spoken.

HOW tO GEt tHErE Direct flights operate from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and British Airways. Emirates fly from regional airports via Dubai.

SHANTI MAURICE

FLYING tIME Approximately 12 hours non-stop

THE PALM DEIRA

THE WORLD THE PALM JUMEIRAH

ONE&ONLY THE PALM

BURJ JUMEIRAH AL ARAB BEACH HOTEL THE RITZ CARLTON THE WESTIN DUBAI ONE&ONLY MADINAT ROYAL MIRAGE JUMEIRAH

THE ADDRESS DOWNTOWN RAS AL KHAIMAH

ABU DHABI

PARK HYATT

AL MAHA

DESERT PALM & AIRPORT

uNItED ArAB EMIrAtEs - DuBAI, ABu DHABI & rAs AL kHAIMAH CLIMAtE High temperatures throughout the year with minimal rainfall. the best time to visit is between October and March when it is cooler.

tIME DIFFErENCE GMt +4 hours

LANGuAGE Arabic is the official language. English is also widely spoken.

VIsA rEQuIrEMENts Visas are provided free of charge on arrival for British passport holders.

CurrENCY Dirham

HOW tO GEt tHErE British Airways, Emirates & Virgin Atlantic operate daily services direct to Dubai. British Airways & Etihad operate daily direct to Abu Dhabi. FLYING tIME Dubai: Approximately 7 hours non-stop Abu Dhabi: Approximately 7 hours non-stop


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OMAN AND QATAR OMAN SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY, MUSANDAM PENINSULA

QATAR DOHA

DUBAI

LANGUAGE Arabic is the official language. English is also widely spoken.

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL W HOTEL SHARQ VILLAGE & SPA

MUSCAT

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

CLIMATE High temperatures throughout the year with minimal rainfall. The best time to visit is between October and March when it is cooler.

THE CHEDI AL BUSTAN PALACE INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGRI-LA’S BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA

OMAN

TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +4 hours CURRENCY Oman: Omani Rial Qatar: Qatari Riyal VISA REQUIREMENTS British passport holders must obtain a visa on arrival. Charges will apply.

SAUDI ARABIA

HOW TO GET THERE Muscat is served by daily direct flights with British Airways and Oman Air whilst Emirates operate via Dubai and Qatar Airways via Doha. Musandam is reached by flying into Dubai. Doha is served by daily direct flights with Qatar Airways. FLYING TIME Muscat: Approximately 8 hours non-stop or 9 hours including one stopover Doha: Approximately 7 hours non-stop

SRI LANKA CLIMATE The best time to visit is generally from November to March when the weather is hot and at its driest, however the inland ancient cities are best visited from April to September. ANURADHAPURA

SIGIRIYA

SRI LANKA

KANDY NEGOMBO

COLOMBO

KOGGALA

TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +6 hours CURRENCY Sri Lanka Rupee VISA REQUIREMENTS British passport holders will receive a 30 day visa free of charge on arrival.

HATTON

WADDUWA

GALLE

LANGUAGE Sinhala and Tamil are the official languages. English is also widely spoken.

TANGALLE

HOW TO GET THERE Sri Lankan Airlines fly direct to Colombo whilst Qatar Airways operate via Doha and Emirates via Dubai. FLYING TIME Colombo: Approximately 10 hours 30 mins non-stop or 12 hours including one stopover


Indian Ocean & Arabia Directory ISLAND HIDEAWAY

HANIMAADHOO AIRPORT

ISLAND HIDEAWAY

FOUR SEASONS LANDAA GIRAAVARU

KANUHURA

BAA ATOLL SONEVA FUSHI BY SIX SENSES ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

KAAFU ATOLL

HUVAFEN FUSHI COCO PALM BODU HITHI

FOUR SEASONS KUDA HURAA BANYAN TREE VABBINFARU SONEVA GILI BY SIX SENSES BAROS

BANYAN TREE MADIVARU

MALÉ AIRPORT

CONSTANCE HALAVELI W RETREAT & SPA

TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA

ARI ATOLL

NALADHU COCOA ISLAND

MAlDIves ClIMATe A hot, tropical climate with sunshine all year round. The best time to visit is between November and April during the north-east monsoon when it is dry with very little wind. lANGUAGe Dhivehi is the official language. english is widely spoken. TIMe DIFFeReNCe GMT +5 hours CURReNCY Maldivian Rufiyaa although the Us dollar is most commonly used. vIsA ReQUIReMeNTs visas are provided free of charge on arrival for British passport holders. HOW TO GeT THeRe British Airways and sri lankan Airlines fly direct to Malé whilst Qatar Airways operate via Doha, emirates via Dubai and Oman Air via Muscat.

CONRAD RANGALI ISLAND

FlYING TIMe Approximately 10 hours non-stop or 13 hours including one stopover.

SIX SENSES LAAMU

ALILA VILLAS HADAHAA SHANGRI-LA’S VILLINGILI RESORT & SPA

seYCHelles ClIMATe The weather is generally warm and humid with pleasant, even temperatures and year-round sunshine, however showers can be expected at any time. Heavy rains are more likely to occur between November and February.

DENIS ISLAND

BIRD ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND

lANGUAGe Official language is Creole. english and French are also widely spoken.

CONSTANCE LEMURIA

TIMe DIFFeReNCe GMT +4 hours

PRASLIN

LA DIGUE

ALILA VILLAS HADAHAA

SAINTE ANNE RESORT & SPA

KAADEDHDHOO AIRPORT

FRÉGATE

VICTORIA CERF ISLAND

CONSTANCE EPHÉLIA

MAHÉ MAIA

DESROCHES

AIRPORT

vIsA ReQUIReMeNTs visa will be provided free of charge on arrival for British passport holders. HOW TO GeT THeRe Air seychelles operate direct services from london; regional departures with emirates via Dubai and Qatar Airways via Doha. FlYING TIMe Approximately 11 hours non-stop or 13 hours including one stopover.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT BANYAN TREE GAN AIRPORT

CURReNCY seychelles Rupee

SHANGRI-LA’S VILLINGILI RESORT & SPA


AIrLInES

PrIVATE JET TrAVEL Chartering your own private aircraft offers the ultimate in bespoke travel. Wherever in the world you are travelling – whether to Arabia, a short hop between islands, or to a far-flung beach – there is simply no quicker or more convenient way to reach your destination. With access to all sizes of aircraft, from small turboprops, helicopters and jets to commercial sized planes, there is an aircraft for every occasion and requirement. Select the most convenient airports, often accessible only by private jet, meaning less time travelling and more time to enjoy on the beach. Prescribed schedules and check-in queues are no longer a concern whilst privately managed terminals with dedicated staff look after every detail. * Flexible departure and arrival points, flying to and from almost any airport * Fly at a time convenient to you – no scheduled timetables to adhere to * State-of-the-art aircraft * Spacious cabins with large leather seats and sofas * gourmet catering * In-flight entertainment; personal choice of music or films * Limousine transfers to and from the airport, on request

Typical Private Jet Interior

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VIrgIn ATLAnTIC UPPEr CLASS BEnEFITS * Complimentary chauffeur driven car service to and from the airport and Drive Thru Check In° * Dedicated Upper Class check in * Access to Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse facilities to enjoy a pre-departure meal, drink or massage°° * Freedom Menu – eat and drink what you want, when you want * relax in the Upper Class Suite which converts to one of the longest fully flat beds in business class * Full lumbar supported bed in soft leather which extends up to 82” in length and 33” in width to provide maximum sleeping comfort * Personal 10.4” wide TV screens ° Chauffeur service available at most destinations and with most Upper Class fares – restrictions apply Drive Thru available at selected destinations only °° Lounge facilities vary at each destination

PrEMIUM ECOnOMY BEnEFITS

EMIrATES FIrST CLASS BEnEFITS * Exclusive lounge access at most airports * Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service to and from the airport°° * Priority check in and baggage handling * Flat bed and sleeperette seats with up to 87” pitch, electronic footrest and lumbar support * Flat bed suites with doors for total privacy° * Onboard shower spas on all A380 aircraft * ‘Dine on demand’ room service meals° * In-seat minibar° * Personal 23” digital TV screen° BUSInESS CLASS BEnEFITS * Exclusive lounge access at most airports * Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service to and from the airport°° * Priority check in and baggage handling * Onboard lounge on all A380 aircraft

* Dedicated Premium Economy check in and priority boarding

* Flat bed or sleeperette seats with up to 79” pitch, electronic footrest and lumbar support

* Premium Economy leather seats with a pitch of 38” and a width of 21” with additional recline°

* Multi-course gourmet meals with bone china and linen napkins plus award-winning wines

* Delicious menu with complimentary drinks * Personal seatback TV ° Available on all London Heathrow aircraft`

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* Personal 17” digital TV screen° ° Available on selected aircraft °° Chauffeur-drive service applies to Emirates UK departure airports – restrictions apply

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse – London Heathrow

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OMAn Air FirST CLASS BEnEFiTS * Access to premium lounges and chauffeur transfer service * 6 fully flat bed seats with a seat pitch of 87” * Electronically controlled backrest, seat bottom and leg rest * 8 point massage system * Mood light controls * 23” TV screen with Audio Video on Demand entertainment and live satellite channels * Power supply for audio, video and PC equipment, WiFi is also available BUSinESS CLASS BEnEFiTS * Access to premium lounges and chauffeur transfer service

Air MAUriTiUS BUSinESS CLASS BEnEFiTS

PEArL CLASS BEnEFiTS

* Priority check-in at dedicated desks

* Dedicated, priority check-in desks

* Access to airport lounge

* Maximum of 24 seats in Pearl Class ensures personalised service

* Fast track security clearance * 34 cocoon style seats with 60” pitch * Bed length up to 75” with 172 degrees recline * Fully adjustable lumbar support and massage function * individual seatback 10.4” LCD touch screens with audio and video on demand * in-seat power supply and telephone * Gourmet meal service inspired by Mauritian culinary traditions with complimentary beverages Selected flights operating via Paris may offer different features

* 20 fully flat bed seats with a personal space of 82” * Electronically controlled backrest, seat bottom and leg rest * 17” TV screen with Audio Video on Demand entertainment and live satellite channels * Power supply for audio, video and PC equipment, WiFi is also available

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse – London Heathrow

Air SEYCHELLES

Air Mauritius – Business Class

* new back and base cushions made with an ergonomically designed foam for enhanced comfort * Fully reclining seats with 58” pitch and reclining angle to 138 degrees * Personal TV/ Video screens * Delicious meals served individually, introducing sophisticated Creole cuisine * Selection of wines, spirits and champagne * Use of ViP Lounge at London Heathrow and Mahé


AIRLINES

ETIHAD AIRWAYS DIAMOND FIRST CLASS BENEFITS * Complimentary luxury car transfers to and from the airport°

QATAR AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS BENEFITS

SRI LANkAN AIRLINES BUSINESS CLASS BENEFITS * Priority check-in desk and executive lounge access

* Access to lounges at all destinations

* Access to Premium Class terminal in Doha with separate dining and lounge areas plus Elemis Spa and First Class lounges worldwide

* Revolutionary swivel seats in a privacy shell that convert to 6’ 8” flat beds

* Complimentary BMW shuttle service within Doha International Airport

* Spacious reclining seats with 58” pitch, adjustable footrest, headrest and lumbar support

* 2010 Skytrax award-winning new spacious private suite with 6’ 8.5” fully flat bed and sliding privacy doors °°

* Generous 180 degree flat bed seats with pitch of up to 79”

* Personal video player, featuring 22 audio channels, 18 TV channels and 16 video games

* Gourmet á la carte menu featuring champagne and caviar, cappuccino/espresso coffee machine onboard, freshly cooked eggs on skillet and award-winning wines

* A new à la carte service and five star meals on long haul routes

* Personal 23” video screen with over 600 hours of on-demand in-flight entertainment * Personal mini bar, in-seat massager and lumbar support * Fine dining menu prepared by award-winning chefs specialising in classic worldwide cuisine. PEARL BUSINESS CLASS BENEFITS * Complimentary luxury car transfers to and from the airport° * Access to lounges at all destinations * 2009 Skytrax award-winning Business Class seat with 88” pitch and direct aisle access, which transforms into a 180 degree fully flat 6’1” bed

BUSINESS CLASS BENEFITS * Access to Premium Class terminal in Doha and Business Class lounges worldwide * Gourmet à la carte menu featuring awardwinning wines

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* Fast track immigration at Colombo Airport

* Complimentary Champagnes, wines and liqueurs * Specially assigned childcare stewardess to look after junior passengers * Chauffeur service available to/from London Heathrowº ºMileage restrictions apply

* Sleeper seats reclining fully to 160 degrees with a pitch of up to 60” * Audio-video on demand and live TV with 8 satellite channels on 15” LCD TV screen

* In-built massage facility * Personal 15” LCD screen offering over 600 hours of on-demand entertainment ° Valid at selected airports. Mileage restrictions apply °° New Diamond First Class Private Suites currently being introduced across the fleet, due to be completed by the end of 2010

Etihad Business Class

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BRITISH AIRWAYS Travelling in a premium class with British Airways assures a relaxing, pleasurable experience from beginning to end with dedicated check-in areas, luxurious lounges and the highest standards of comfort and service on board. British Airways’ self-service check-in options have been designed to save you valuable time, enabling you to speed through the airport and giving you more time to relax. Check-in kiosks offer a quick and easy to use self-service option and are located near the British Airways desks. They allow you to choose your seat from the interactive seating plan, check in and print your boarding pass. Then simply deposit your baggage at the Fast Bag Drop and proceed through Security to the Departure lounge or boarding gate.

British Airways Club World

Alternatively, Online Check-in is available anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The convenience of checking in online means you can also choose your own seat using the interactive seating plan from the comfort of your home or office. The ability to print your own boarding pass before you get to the airport is also available if travelling from selected airports. Please note that Online Check-in opens 24 hours before departure and closes 1 hour before. Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks are available at selected airports. Whether departing, arriving or connecting, London Heathrow Terminal 5 will change the way you fly forever. In addition to Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks there is also a fully operational baggage system designed to minimise waiting time. Relax at the luxurious and spacious lounges featuring the Elemis Travel Spa and the T5 lounge complex.

British Airways Lounge – London Heathrow


AIRLINES

FIRST

CLUB WORLD

* A choice of check-in options including a dedicated check-in area at selected airports

* A choice of check-in options

* Dedicated First Departure lounges at London Heathrow and London Gatwick

* Complimentary treatment at the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow

* Complimentary treatment at the Elemis Travel Spa at London Heathrow

* Armchair-style seat and footstool which convert into a 6’ fully flat bed

* Spacious personal suite

* Privacy between seats at the touch of a button

* Enhanced seats which convert into a 6’ 6” horizontal bed

* Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system with over 200 film, TV, music and games options†

* Anya Hindmarch designed wash bag with a luxury range of well-being products

* Access to the Departures lounge

* Soft cotton pyjamas and slippers

* Local and international cuisine with a complimentary bar service

* Egyptian cotton duvet and pillowcase

* Snacks available from the Club Kitchen

* Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system with over 200 film, TV, music and games options†

* Access to the Arrivals lounges at London Heathrow and London Gatwick

* Formal gourmet dining or an informal side service option * Complimentary bar service * Access to Arrivals lounges at London Heathrow and London Gatwick † Currently being introduced across longhaul routes, not available on all aircraft

WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS * A separate, quieter, premium economy cabin * Larger seats and 7” more legroom than World Traveller * Audio Visual On Demand entertainment system with over 200 film, TV, music and games options† * Meals designed by leading chefs with complimentary bar service throughout

British Airways First

British Airways World Traveller Plus

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General Information

tHe BroCHUre We take every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy of our brochure and are confident that all information is correct at the time of going to print. However, during the validity of the brochure, certain hotel facilities or services may change and clients will be advised of these prior to departure, wherever possible. Should such an event occur during your holiday, either the hotel management or our local agents, where appropriate, will do their best to rectify the situation. If the problem is still not solved to your satisfaction, we suggest you telephone our offices in england on 0161 491 7660 and reverse the charges. We will do our very best to help you. PaSSPortS, VISaS & VaCCInatIonS a ten year British passport, valid for six months after your return, is required to visit most destinations featured in this brochure. It is now compulsory for children to have their own passports. Visa requirements are under continual change and you should check entry requirements with the appropriate embassy. non-British passport holders should check entry requirements with the country they intend to visit. Please always check visa requirements at the time of booking. the International medical Centre advises all worldwide travellers to ensure that their tetanus, polio, typhoid and hepatitis ‘a’ jabs are up-to-date. However, medical advice does change and we would recommend that you seek professional advice in respect of vaccinations for specific areas. Contact the n.H.S. Direct Information Service, tel: 0845 4647 or maSta Health line on 09068 224100. Please note that rules do change occasionally, so all clients are responsible for ensuring they conform to passport, visa and vaccination requirements. oUr HotelS the hotels featured in this brochure are widely acknowledged as the finest available – we hope we have described them well, but please do not hesitate to contact us should you require more specific information. room facilities do vary from hotel to hotel and it is worth taking note of the following points. Some hotel rooms in the tropics, in order to maintain their natural ambience, do not have air conditioning and are either cooled by ceiling fans or sea breezes. Beds

vary between twins, queensize and kingsize and it is worth letting us know in advance if you have any special requests. Dress codes vary between hotels. Sometimes, during the low season, certain facilities may close down for refurbishment and whilst we have no control over such work, we will endeavour to advise you of any significant activity before your departure. rooms are generally not available for occupancy before 2pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated no later than 11am on the day of departure. We are able to book your room from the previous evening if you have an early morning arrival flight and for late departure flights day rooms can often be arranged; an extra charge may be applicable. oUr aIrlIneS our holidays are based on economy class flights. Should you wish to upgrade to the airline’s equivalent of Premium economy, Business or first Class, we do offer some excellent savings and an indication of the supplements are given on the relevant pages. Baggage allowances vary according to the destination, flight and class booked, but if your holiday includes travel by light aircraft, as in the Indian ocean, it is often necessary to travel light. In such cases, luggage is normally restricted to between 10-15 kgs per person. reduced fares are available from most UK regional airports to london Heathrow, contact our reservations department for further details. oUr HolIDaY PrICeS Prices vary according to low and high seasons, and special offers may become available during certain dates. Please contact our reservations department for an accurate quotation. PaSSenGerS WItH reDUCeD moBIlItY Current legislation requires that you advise us at least 48 hours prior to departure if you will require assistance at the airport. HealtH & SafetY It is always advisable to take normal precautions such as making use of in-room safes, locking doors and windows when leaving your room and not carrying too much cash when on the beach or in town. With regard to health, we

highly recommend you take out travel insurance as medical costs are high. Insects, such as the occasional beetle or cockroach and rodents, such as mice or rats, may be seen but these are usually kept well under control by the hotels. mosquitoes are more common, however, and repellents and burning coils should be used to prevent their bites. Great care should also be taken when sunbathing, particularly during the first few days of your holiday and where children are concerned. our reservations staff have access to the latest foreign office advice. SPeCIal reQUeStS We pride ourselves on offering our clients a personalised service and will make every effort to meet any of your special dietary, room or travel requests. If these are a particularly important factor in the choice of your holiday, it is essential they are put in writing at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that there is noncompliance, please note that we do not hold any legal liability to you whatsoever. YoUr oPInIon Your individual comments are vital if we are to successfully monitor the hotels and services we offer. after your holiday, we would be most grateful if you would return the questionnaire included with your travel documents. We guarantee that all views and opinions are acted upon when necessary. We want you to travel with Carrier the next time you are considering a holiday. Data ProteCtIon Statement We have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. this information will be passed on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements and it will sometimes be necessary to pass your details to other organisations. We may also have to send your details to countries that may not have an equal level of data protection legislation. When you request these products and services, you give your consent that we can pass your details to other organisations. We may also use your details to provide you with features, services and offers available from us and other companies and organisations carefully selected by us. full details of our data protection policy are available on request.


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Booking Conditions

This brochure was published in September 2010. The holidays featured are operated by Carrier Ltd (the Company) which is registered in England under company number 2671002. Carrier Ltd is a member of ABTA, membership number V0391. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. The following conditions, together with the information set out in the relevant brochure descriptions will form part of your contract with the Company. This contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions, which are governed by English law, and the jurisdiction of the English Courts but not exclusively so if you are domiciled elsewhere in the UK then the Courts of Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland also have jurisdiction. 1. BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY To secure your booking you should forward to the Company the relevant payment (see Section 2 below). A contract will exist when we issue our confirmation invoice. The Company will try and arrange for special requests to be met but these cannot be guaranteed. The Company will not be liable if any special request is not met. If you arrange your holiday direct with the Company all correspondence will be forwarded to the lead passenger unless otherwise stipulated. If your booking is made through a travel agent all communications by the Company will be made to that address. 2. PAYMENTS A deposit of 10% of the holiday cost – subject to a minimum of £250 per person – is payable and payment of the balance is due no later than 8 weeks before departure. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. If the holiday is made through a travel agent, all monies paid by the client to the travel agent, under or in contemplation of a contract with Carrier Ltd are held by the travel agent as an agent of Carrier Ltd. If payment is not received on the due date the holiday or travel arrangements will be liable to cancellation which will lead to loss of deposit. Tickets and other documents will normally be forwarded 10-14 days before date of departure. Any cancellations will be subject to the terms in clause 4. Cancellation by you. Additional deposits may be required for: (a) yachts, villas and certain lodges/safaris and ski holidays (b) departures over Christmas and other periods - as may be detailed (c) certain airfares which have to be ticketed at the time of booking and are non refundable. full details will be advised at the time of booking. 3. PRICE POLICY All prices quoted in this brochure are calculated on rates of exchange as known on 6 August and as published in the Financial Times of 6 August 2010 (£1 =US$1.591). Brochure prices can go up or down. Before you make a booking we will give you the up to date price of your chosen holiday, including the cost of any peak season supplements, fuel charges, upgrades or additional facilities which you have requested. The price of unsold holidays may be increased or decreased at any time. The price of your holiday will be confirmed on booking. When you have booked your holiday and paid your deposit (or the full amount if you book within eight weeks of departure), the price of your holiday as shown on your confirmation invoice is guaranteed and will not be subject to any changes or surcharges unless you elect to change the confirmed booking (see Clause 5). At no time is the Company liable to give a breakdown of costs due to the nature of the holiday bought by the client. Due to the financial commitments being made by Carrier we regret we are not able to make reductions in holiday prices should the £ strengthen. Those holidays which have not been completed within those date bands detailed within the relevant price panels will be subject to an applicable reduction or increase.

4. CANCELLATION BY YOU Any cancellation by the client must be advised in writing to the Company (signed by the same person who made the original booking). Cancellation will only come into effect on the day written advice is received by the Company. Recorded or Special Delivery is strongly recommended. Upon receipt the following charges (excluding amendments charges paid) will be payable by the client, depending upon the number of days prior to departure

with a refund of the difference in price; or (c) cancel your holiday with a full refund of all monies paid. In all 3 cases, minimum compensation will be paid as detailed below unless the change occurs as a result of circumstances beyond our control. Period before departure within which a major change is notified to you or your travel agent

Days prior to departure date when % of holiday written advice of cancellation received payable

More than 60 days: 60 – 42 days: 41 – 28 days: 27 – 15 days: 14 – 0 days:

Prior to 61 days: 60 – 42: 41 – 28: 27 – 7: Less than 7 days:

deposit forfeited; 30% of total holiday cost 60% of total holiday cost 90% of total holiday cost 100% of total holiday cost

Due to some airline, chalet and hotel requirements during peak periods various cancellation charges may apply - the rates above will not be applicable. The charges will be advised at the time of booking. We would strongly suggest that you take out full insurance, which will in most cases include cover, under certain circumstances, against loss of deposit or cancellation fees. 5. CHANGES MADE TO A CONFIRMED BOOKING This facility is available and an administration fee of £40.00 (plus communication charges) per alteration will be charged. Alteration of a booking within 8 weeks of departure date may incur additional costs. PLEASE NOTE: Most flight tickets cannot be changed without payment of cancellation charges and/or the cost of a replacement ticket. 6. ALTERATION TO A CONFIRMED BOOKING WHILST ABROAD We regret that no credit or refund is possible for any unused services provided in the cost of your holiday. If you decide to alter your travel arrangements whilst abroad this is your own responsibility and Carrier Ltd or the Company’s Agents are not responsible for any extras or difficulties that may arise with onward travel as a result of such alterations. No credit or refund is possible for any lost, mislaid, stolen or destroyed documents which could be the subject of a claim on your own insurance. 7. CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION BY US We hope and expect to be able to provide you with all the services we have confirmed to you at the time of booking. We plan arrangements a long time in advance of your holiday using independent suppliers such as airlines, hotels etc., over whom we have no direct control. On occasions changes do have to be made, and we reserve the right to make these. Most of these changes are minor. However, if we consider them a significant change we will endeavour to advise you or your Travel Agent as soon as reasonably possible. A significant change includes a change of accommodation to that of a lower category and/or price, a change of flight time of more than 12 hours, a change of UK departure airport, or a significant change of resort area. In accordance with EU regulations we are required to advise you of the actual air carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used or likely to be used on the relevant brochure pages and/ or your holiday confirmation invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Such a change is deemed to be a minor change. In the case of a significant change before your departure we will provide you with three alternatives: (a) alternative travel arrangements of equivalent or of very closely similar standard and price, if available. (b) alternative travel arrangements of a lower standard together

Compensation Per Person NIL £20 £30 £40 £50

Circumstances amounting to “force majeure” include any event which we or the supplier of the services in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid such as war or threat of war, civil strife, riot, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, sickness, bad weather, the acts of any Government or public authority and all similar events which are beyond our control. It is regretted that under such circumstances there will be no compensation payable. Please note, we are reliant on information provided by the Foreign Office. A significant change includes a change of accommodation to that of a lower category and/or price, a change of flight time of more than 12 hours, a change of UK departure airport (except between London airports) or a significant change of resort area. 8. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall. Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a maximum of two times your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. You can ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms, or the international conventions, from our offices. No.1 Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 3GW. Tel 0161 491 7600. If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances. 9. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT Any passports, visas, health certificates, International Driving Licences and other travel documents required for the holiday must

Acknowledgement: We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Designer Holidays, Khimsar Fort and Taj Hotels for their assistance with our brand photography.


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be obtained by the client, whose responsibility it remains to ensure that these are all in order and to meet any additional costs incurred (whether by the client or by the Company on the clients behalf) as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. You are responsible to arrive at stated departure times and places and any loss or damage which you suffer through failure to do so lies with you. The Company has no liability whatsoever to you through your failure to do so. The Foreign & Commonwealth Advice Unit may have issued information about your holiday destination. You are advised to check this information on the Internet under the address http://www.fco.gov.uk/. Alternatively, you can contact the ABTA Consumer Affairs Information Department on 0901 2015050 (calls charged at 50p min). Under EU Regulation 261/2004 you have the rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be published at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in clause 7. If any payments are due to you from us, any payment made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. 10. AIRlInE/AIRpoRT DElAYs We use the scheduled services of the world’s major international airlines. These are rarely subject to lengthy delays. In the unlikely event that this does happen, arrangements for meals, overnight accommodation, etc. should be met by your airline. Conditions of carriage are available on request. In the event of a flight being delayed, we will arrange for the following to be provided, whenever practical, and subject to the airport being able to cater for this:- over 4 hours, an appropriate meal, and for delays of at least 8 hours extending beyond midnight, overnight accommodation will be provided wherever possible. However, this will depend on such factors as the expected length of delay, local availability of accommodation, immigration rulings etc. Where long flight delays result in lost holiday time, no refunds are given by hotels for unused accommodation, as rooms are held for delayed arrivals, not re-let. Under EU law you may be entitled in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights may be published at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However re-imbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a full refund of your holiday from us. If any payments to you are due from us, any payment made by the airline will be deducted from this amount. If your airline does not comply, you should complain to the Air Transport users Council on 020 7240 6061 www.aug/org.uk 11. CoMplAInTs Most problems can be sorted out straight away if we know about them. If you have a complaint you must report it immediately and directly to the supplier (eg. Hotel Manager), or the emergency contact numbers provided with your travel documents. If you fail to follow this procedure, this may affect your rights under this contract, as we have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. If the problem cannot be resolved locally and you wish to complain, full details must be received in writing to: Customer Relations Department, Carrier ltd, no.1 lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire, sK8 3GW within 28 days of return. should we be unable to resolve your complaint amicably, the matter may (if the client so wishes) be referred to Arbitration under a special scheme which, though devised by arrangement with ABTA, is administered quite independently by the IDRs part of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides a simple and inexpensive method of Arbitrations on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. The scheme applies to claims for an amount no greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking. 12. ConsUMER pRoTECTIon We provide full financial protection. When you buy an ATol protected air holiday package from us you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel organiser’s licence number 2968. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATol website at www.atol.org.uk. The price

of our air holiday packages includes the amount of £1 per person as part of the ATol protection Contribution (ApC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices. 13. InsURAnCE We believe it is essential to take out travel insurance when you go on holiday. 14. oUT oF DATE RAnGE FlIGHTs our brochures are prepared well in advance and scheduled airlines will generally not have loaded their seats to sell until approximately 10 months before the departure. should this apply we will inform you at the time of booking and calculate the price in anticipation that seats will be available in the specific airline booking class to which our specially negotiated airfares apply. We will issue an invoice recording the arrangements reserved for you and will take a deposit, but a contract will not exist between us. When the airline seats become available to book we will tell you the price and give you 7 days to either accept the price or cancel the booking and receive a full refund. If you accept the price, we will issue an invoice and a contract exists between us. In the event that flight seats/accommodation does not become available, you will receive a full refund. 15. FRoM pRICEs Carrier offers you the flexibility to create your own holiday from the range of accommodation and services available. Because of the wide choice, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel or itinerary featured but this may vary depending on a number of factors such as your date of travel and choice of accommodation. To help you in choosing a holiday which is tailor made by us to your requirements, please call our sales team, or visit your travel agent or our website for further information about services and prices. We will be happy to provide you with an up to date quote. 16. TRAvEl InFoRMATIon AnD DoCUMEnTs After booking you will receive an invoice with any important information relevant to the destination you are visiting. We strongly recommend that you check the details and read the information. Approximately 10-14 days before departure you will receive your flight/ e-ticket together with an itinerary. However, in the case of late payment and/or late bookings, tickets may be handed to you at the airport on departure. please ensure that you check the flight timings on your tickets carefully. The correct timings, using the 24hour clock system, may have been adjusted since we published the brochure and since you received your invoice.

flight timings, and days of operation are subject to change. We will advise you of any significant change as soon as we ourselves are informed by the airline. Minor timing changes will be shown on the flight tickets, which you should check carefully when received. should the changes involve a reduction of your duration, we will offer you a refund of any applicable costs. 20. WATER AnD ElECTRICITY sUpplIEs In many of the less sophisticated destinations we feature, the water and electricity services struggle to keep up with the increased demands from tourism. limited rainfall can put further pressure on their provision. Hotels do everything possible to maintain full services. However, occasional power cuts and/or water restrictions may be experienced. 21. ACCoMMoDATIon In THE TRopICs In many hotels, especially beach resorts ‘insects’ in the rooms (e.g.. cockroaches etc) are almost inevitable. It should by no means be taken as a sign of dirtiness, simply a fact of life in these destinations. views from some hotel rooms may be partly obscured by palm trees and other vegetation that can grow very quickly in tropical climates. 22. WATER spoRTs AnD oTHER ACTIvITIEs Many hotels offer water sports and other sporting activities, in some cases these may be free of charge. please note that in the interest of your personal safety, the operators of these activities may require that you demonstrate your competence (for example a swimming test) prior to commencement and reserve the right to refuse participation for any reason if they feel this may compromise your or another guest’s safety. 23. BEHAvIoUR Most people go on holiday for rest and relaxation, so if in our reasonable opinion or in the opinion of any airline pilot, hotel manager, tour leader or other person in authority, your behaviour is causing danger, damage to property or persistently affecting the enjoyment of others, we reserve the right to terminate your holiday. should this happen no refund or compensation would be paid.

18. BUIlDInG WoRK Many hotels and resorts are continuing to develop, sometimes rapidly and intensively and often with little or no advance warning. Whilst we have no control over such work, as a responsible tour operator, it is important to us that you are aware of any significant building/refurbishment work that may be going on during your stay. General refurbishment at hotels is necessary to maintain standards but if we are informed of such work, we will endeavour to notify you of any activity as soon as possible, however near to your departure this may be.

DATA pRoTECTIon polICY Information about you and members of your party, including your names, contact details and any special needs, disabilities or dietary requirements is collected by us when you request information or make a booking with us. You are responsible for ensuring that other members of your party are aware of our booking conditions and this privacy policy and that they consent to your acting on their behalf in your dealings with us. We may disclose this information to our service providers (who may be located outside the UK/EEA) for the purpose of providing you with your travel arrangements and insurance. only information necessary for this purpose will be disclosed to them. In the case of air travel, it may be mandatory for us to disclose information for security and anti-terrorism purposes and any other purpose imposed on us by governments or airlines. We may use your information for the purposes set out in our data protection registration with the office of the Information Commissioner. We may disclose the same to companies in the Kuoni Group for business purposes and to companies who act as data processors on our behalf. some information, for example relating to your religion or health, may be “sensitive personal data” within the meaning of the Data protection Act 1998. We need this information to cater for your needs, but it is collected on condition that we have your positive consent. If you do not agree to our use of your information, we cannot accept your booking. By making a booking with us, you agree to allow your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose relevant information to us in circumstances where we may need to act in the interests of everyone in the group with whom you are travelling. For example, if you contract an infectious illness whilst on holiday, we may need to make special arrangements for you and ensure that you do not return with the group immediately. From time to time we may contact you by post with information about special offers or holidays. If you do not wish to receive such information, please notify us. You have the right to ask us in writing for a data subject access request form to obtain a copy of the information which we hold about you. You will be charged a fee for this.

19. FlIGHT CHAnGEs Airlines occasionally may change the type of aircraft used on a particular flight without advance warning. scheduled and charter

Any request should be addressed to The Company secretary, Carrier ltd, no.1 lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire sK8 3GW

17. BRoCHURE ACCURACY We rigorously check the information given in our brochure about accommodation, resorts, itineraries etc., to ensure it is correct at the time of going to press but in view of the fact that brochures are prepared in advance, advertised facilities may be changed. Therefore changes may be made to the particulars in this brochure at any time before the contract with you is made. In these circumstances we will notify you of changes before you book. However, please bear in mind that hoteliers, restaurateurs, night club owners etc., may wish to maintain or improve their facilities, or even take a break themselves. Flight times, carriers and routes in the brochure are given for guidance only as there may be changes. Final details will be shown on your tickets. Tour, excursion, cruise or safari itineraries may change as a result of local conditions. Circumstances such as these, or weather conditions, time of year etc., may cause some of the amenities we have described to be unavailable or different from those advertised in our brochure. When we are told of any significant or long term changes we will always endeavour to advise you prior to your departure.

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Carrier Indian Ocean Brochure 2011  

Carrier Indian Ocean 2011 Brochure