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KIDS IN THE MED Mediterranean, North Africa, Arabia

2011


Almyra, Cyprus, see page 25

4 Family Experts 6 Tailor-made 8 Family Tropical Holidays 10 Family Villa Holidays 11 Family Skiing Holidays

Cyprus 23 Le Meridien Limassol Spa & Resort 24 Columbia Beach Resort 25 Almyra 26 Aphrodite Hills Resort

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Turkey 29 Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa 30 Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay 31 Gloria Golf Resort

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Greece 15 Porto Sani Village 16 Sani Asterias Suites 17 Sani Beach Club 18 Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort 19 Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort 20 Skiathos Princess 21 The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

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Portugal 35 Martinhal 36 Sheraton Algarve & Pine Cliffs Residence 38 The Lake Spa Resort 39 Hilton Vilamoura as Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

Spain 41 Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa 42 Insotel Fenecia Prestige Thalasso & Spa 43 Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort 44 Hotel Jardin Tropical 45 ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort 46 Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort 47 Sheraton Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 48 La Manga Club 50 Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Italy 52 Borgo Egnazia 53 Chia Laguna Resort Malta 55 The Westin Dragonara Resort France 57 Four Seasons Resort Provence

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Tunisia 61 The Residence Egypt 63 Four Seasons Resort 64 The Ritz Carlton 65 Hyatt Regency 66 Grand Rotana Resort & Spa 67 Concorde El Salam 67 MÜvenpick Resort Oman & Dubai 69 Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa 69 One&Only Royal Mirage 70 Atlantis, The Palm 71 Our Preferred Airlines 72 Know Before You Book 74 Booking Conditions 75 W&O Travel Collection


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LUXURY FAMILY HOLIDAYS THE W&O TRAVEL COLLECTION Welcome to the luxury W&O Travel Kids in the Med collection for 2011, with over 40 resorts and hotels to inspire your next family getaway. All parents look for the perfect family holiday, one that everyone remembers for years afterwards; that sets the benchmark against which all future holidays are judged. As parents, you want your kids to have a great time - but it’s your holiday too so it needs to be special for everybody. That’s the philosophy behind the W&O Travel Kids in the Med collection - perfect holidays for the whole family.

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YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION: The air holiday packages in this brochure are ATOL protected by Civil Aviation Authority, any packages without flights are covered by ABTA. Our ATOL number is 6094 and ABTA number is Y1152. Please see our booking conditions for more information.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL FAMILY HOLIDAY INGREDIENTS

Our experienced Sales Specialists have years of experience with family holidays and we know that no two holidays are ever the same. All of our holidays are tailormade to suit your tastes and we will work with you to build an unforgettable experience that provides long lasting memories for your family. We encourage you to call one of our travel specialists for their first-hand knowledge of our hotel collection and special offers exclusive for families.

Everyone looks for different ingredients when creating the perfect family holiday and with our years of experience, we have identified a range of essential elements. On each page is an easy reference box with all the essential facts to help you choose your perfect hotel. Each hotel included in our collection offers facilities for either infants, children or teenagers; our Sales Specialists will advise you on what’s available. These include: KIDS’ CLUBS CRÈCHES TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

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PLAY AREAS & KIDS’ POOLS BABYSITTING BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

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FAMILY EXPERTS

W&O TRAVEL HOTEL RATINGS The hotel ratings throughout the brochure are based on our personal assessment and have been put together with you in mind. We regularly inspect the hotels in our programme and look for qualities that you find important, such as comfort of the rooms, location and facilities on offer. We believe there is no such thing as ‘the best hotel,’ however we are confident that we can find a gem within our collection that will meet your personal taste and requirements. You will notice the relevant symbol or star rating against each property.

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Please note that this is not an official hotel grading. We find these ratings vary vastly from country to country and are often graded on aspects of the hotel that may not be relevant to you, such as conference facilities. ★ ★ ★ ★

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A superior quality throughout the property in terms of comfort, service and facilities. Offering all the luxuries of 4* with some aspects of a 5* property. The most deluxe, with the highest standard of service, accommodation and facilities - true luxury.

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Sani Beach Club, Greece, see page 17

Tailor-made Family Holidays Designed Just For You You may be travelling with children, but as far as we’re concerned that’s no reason to compromise on luxury. First class service, gourmet dining and warm, genuine hospitality will make every family member feel welcome. All of the hotels in our collection are family friendly and have been designed with children in mind, from infants right through to teenagers.

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Specialist Services for Families We appreciate that travelling with children can be difficult. You’re trying to cope with the extra suitcases, pushchairs and paraphernalia; they’re getting tired and sticky – and then you realise the favourite bear’s been left behind, and the teenager’s wandered off… We’ve all been there. So with our holidays we’ve made it our mission to make your family’s journey as smooth as possible, by helping you to find not only the right destination and hotel, but also the little extras that make your holiday enjoyable for everyone.

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Airport hotels

Executive lounge

If you have an early flight or a long journey to the airport, why not make life a little easier by staying overnight in an airport hotel? We can arrange everything and make your holidays that little bit more relaxing and worry free.

Once inside the terminal we can arrange access to executive lounges, where you and your family can relax in peaceful surroundings with complimentary drinks and refreshments, whilst waiting for your flight to be called.

Valet parking service Why not make your journey to the airport as simple as possible by booking our valet parking service? Arrive at the terminal, hand the keys over to our representative and head straight off to the check-in desk. Meanwhile, we’ll take care of your vehicle by parking it at the airport for you. Call 0845 277 3300 | www.WandOtravel.com | visit your local travel agent

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Trou aux Biches, Mauritius, W&O Travel Tropical Locations brochure

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THE CARIBBEAN

In addition to the Mediterranean options featured in this brochure, we can also arrange holidays further afield to tropical destinations. Our W&O Travel Tropical Locations collection offers a wide range of hotels and resorts perfectly suited for family holidays. Here are some of the amazing destinations for you and your family to discover.

Antigua With 365 beaches, rolling hills and green pastures you’re spoilt for options.

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Barbados Enjoy the range of hotels, restaurants and water sports on the most popular island in the Caribbean. St. Lucia Boasts golden beaches in the north and volcanic sand options in the south overlooked by the Piton Mountains.

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FAMILY TROPICAL HOLIDAYS THE INDIAN OCEAN

THE FAR EAST

Mauritius Offers a fantastic combination of cultures and a wide variety of excellent beaches and sporting activities.

Thailand Offering misty hills and exotic jungles in the north and tropical islands and beaches in the south.

The Maldives Enjoys tropical beaches, dive facilities and island excursions, as well as mouth-watering, exotic cuisine.

Malaysia The west coast offers good beaches and a rural atmosphere; the east features stunning beaches with wildlife and traditional villages.

The Seychelles The charm of these islands is the laid back island life of the Creole people. Island hopping is highly recommended.

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CONTACT US For further details on these destinations or to request a W&O Travel Tropical Locations brochure, contact our Sales Specialists on 0845 277 3310 or visit www.WandOtravel.com. W&O TRAVEL

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FAMILY VILLA HOLIDAYS

W&O TRAVEL FAMILY Villa Holidays An ever increasing number of families are enjoying the space and privacy of a private villa on their holiday. We offer a wide range of destinations throughout Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Croatia. OUR Villas Our collection of villas can sleep two to twelve people and range from intimate properties to villas capable of accommodating extended families. Each villa is equipped with a private pool and offers a range of amenities. A Warm Welcome You will be welcomed at the airport by a local representative* and find our complimentary ‘welcome pack’ in the fridge offering a light supper.

Car Hire and Transfers We can offer super value with car hire at all of our destinations throughout Europe. Private transfers and car hire delivery to your villa can also be arranged. Just for Families We can arrange extra services, such as highchairs and cots. Baby seats for cars are available for hire and we can arrange transport of these items through the airlines. CONTACT US For further details on villa holidays or to request a W&O Travel Villa Select brochure, contact our Sales Specialists on 0845 277 3370 or visit www.villaselect.com.

*Available at selected airports.

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FAMILY SKIING HOLIDAYS

W&O TRAVEL FAMILY SKIING Holidays For more than 30 years, we have been arranging first class ski holidays to top resorts across the globe. Our Sales Specialists are worldwide experts and snow sports enthusiasts and have visited family friendly resorts around the world. We offer a bespoke service that allows you to depart any day of the week, for any duration. CHILD CARE & BABYSITTERS Many resorts offer child care and babysitters, some taking children from as young as six months. SKI SCHOOL We can ensure you choose the ski school which will give your child the best possible experience. We can also arrange private lessons for your children for individual care or an extra confidence boost.

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TEENS Many of our hotels offer teen programmes and can recommend more grown-up activities such as snowmobiling or visiting a hockey match. FAMILY ACTIVITIES Additional activities will keep the whole family entertained, including tubing, ice-skating, sleigh rides and movie nights. LIFT PASSES & RENTALS We get preferential rates on lift passes and equipment rental and, in many resorts, children will get their passes and rentals for FREE with adult purchases. CONTACT US For further details on our ski holidays or to request a W&O Travel Ski Dream brochure, contact our Sales Specialists: Europe: 0845 277 3325; Rest of the World: 0845 277 3353 or visit www.WandOtravel.com/ski W&O TRAVEL

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Costa Navarino

Greece Scenic beauty to fill the senses. White buildings, stunning beaches, sapphire blue seas and a slow pace of life mean that you can’t help but unwind. In theHE6>C north east corner of Greece, Halkidiki, known as the BZcdgXV BVaadgXV Greek Riviera, boasts sandy beaches with crystal clear sea, which are said to be some >W^oV of the best in Greece. In a lesser known area of the south western Peloponnese, Costa BjgX^V 76A:6G>8 Navarino lays claim to breathtaking, sun drenched lush landscape, almost untouched >HA6C9H by mass tourism. BVaV\V The largest and most famous :hiZedcV of the Greek islands, Crete, has impressive scenery, clear blue seas, traditional villages and varied activities providing interest for all. More than 60 sandy beaches await on the island of Skiathos with its ancient monasteries and medieval towns, which were the setting for the smash hit Mamma Mia film. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

Most beaches are great for families. See turtles hatching on the beach in Costa Navarino during the months of July and August. The Greeks love children, so babies AVcoVgdiZ and children are welcome pretty much anywhere. H owever, in some areas outside the main resorts, you will find that children’s menus, nappy changing facilities and play ;jZgiZkZcijgV ZcZg^[Z areas are rare. Although luxury accommodation is used, plumbing standards may not C9H be what you’re used to at home.

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Porto Sani Village The Porto Sani Village is a luxurious all-suite spa hotel located at the heart of the Sani Resort, a 1,000-acre family owned ecological reserve with evergreen landscapes, pine forests, olive groves, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The Village is perfect for families with lagoon style pools, glorious gardens and its proximity to an exclusive sandy beach. Accommodation is in low-rise buildings surrounding the central swimming pool. The stylish, contemporary suites have all been refurbished. Standard and Deluxe Suites have a bedroom and separate living area. The Junior Marina Suites, decorated in marine style, offer spectacular views of the Sani Marina. Family Suites benefit from the best location within the Village and

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have two bedrooms, as well as a separate living area, providing the ideal option for families seeking more space. The nearby Sani Marina offers boutiques and a wonderful variety of restaurants and tavernas. The resort features a wide choice of restaurants and bars, including a “Dine Around” programme, as well as entertainment throughout the day and evening. In the summer the open-air cinema is perfect for all the family. The mini club and teens’ club organise various activities, excursions and sports, including mini Olympic games, volleyball, Greek lessons, puppet theatres and live shows with music and dancing. Parents will also love the ‘Babe Watch’ beach babysitting service and the professionally run nursery.

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The wide variety of sports includes a range of water sports, tennis courts (some floodlit), a mountain bike centre, hiking and a PADI diving school and a superb spa offering a wonderful range of wellness treatments, perfect for pampering. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 21 Apr-7 Jul & 26 Aug-31 Oct 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 8 Jul-25 Aug 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 21 Apr-12 May 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. Valid for travel 30 Sep-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Aug 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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4 months-4 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300 & 1500-1800 From €30 per day

KIDS’ CLUB

4-13 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300, 1500-1800

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-19 years Fri-Wed 1000-1200 & 1700-1900

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby monitors, buggies, potties & baby baths (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

103

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Thessalonika

Transfer Time

1 hr

PRICES - bed and breakfast basis 7 nights low season from £1,719 per family 7 nights high season from £4,919 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Standard Suite Garden View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom left: Suite

Sani Asterias Suites Set on their own beach and private marina, the Sani Asterias Suites offer the utmost luxury and privacy. Part of the Sani Resort, the villa-style suites of this boutique hotel are surrounded by a 1,000-acre family-owned ecological reserve of pine forests, olive groves and white-sand beaches awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness and clear waters. Built from handcrafted stone, marble and wood, the Junior, Standard and Deluxe Suites are individually designed and are either seafront or overlook the marina. Bathrooms feature Jacuzzis and exclusive beauty products, while bedrooms have wrought-iron beds, Italian furnishings, spacious terraces and satellite TV, DVD and CD players.

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SANI RESORT – HALKIDIKI

Day or night, the marina with its gallery, shops, ouzeris, bars and restaurants is full of life. Enjoy views of the yachts and lagoon-style pools, whilst savouring delicious dishes in The Water Bar and Lounge. For pure romance, private candlelit dinners on your suite terrace can also be arranged. For children, the kids’ and teen clubs offer fantastic activities and parents will love the ‘Babe Watch’ beach babysitting service and the professionally run nursery. Sporting enthusiasts will welcome the waterskiing, diving, windsurfing and tennis. Beauticians and therapists offer in-room treatments such as relaxing massages or rejuvenate in the Sani Resort Spa.

SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 21 Apr-7Jul & 26 Aug-31 Oct 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 8 Jul-25 Aug 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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4 months-4 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300 & 1500-1800 From €30 per day

KIDS’ CLUB

4-13 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300, 1500-1800

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-19 years Fri-Wed 1000-1200 & 1700-1900

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby monitors, buggies, potties & baby baths (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

50

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Thessalonika

Transfer Time

1 hr

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,969 per family 7 nights high season from £7,219 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Standard Suite Family Marina View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Sani Beach Club Located on a secluded indigo bay, overlooking Mount Olympus and the Aegean Sea, set within the prestigious Sani Resort, the Sani Beach Club offers great value for money. Parents and children alike can enjoy an action-packed holiday amongst a superb setting, with gastronomic pleasures and a variety of entertainment and sporting facilities. The Rooms and Junior Suites decorated in pure blue and white are built into the hillside. They are modern in style and both welcoming and relaxing. Interconnecting rooms are also available. Set directly in front of the hotel is a stunning 1 km long EU Blue Flag private beach. The beach forms part of a much longer stretch of pristine white sand,

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which rolls gently into the shallow crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, making it the ideal spot for families to enjoy safe bathing. The Sani Beach Club can best be enjoyed when partaking in one of the resort’s numerous sports and entertainment facilities. The on-site Entertainment Team is on hand to provide organised activities for all ages – whether you are a novice or an expert. In addition to the facilities available on land, there are also a variety of sea based activities on offer, including diving, windsurfing, waterskiing, catamarans and canoes. If total relaxation is more your thing, the Sani Beach Club provides plenty of opportunity for total relaxation and ‘down time’.

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Daytime activities include such laid back pastimes as quizzes, Greek lessons or a gentle stretching class. Evening entertainment can be as lively or quiet as you desire, from live stage performances and musicals at the Sani Beach Hotel, to beach parties and sunset cruises. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 21 Apr-7 Jul & 26 Aug-31 Oct 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 8 Jul-25 Aug 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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4 months-4 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300 & 1500-1800 From €30 per day

KIDS’ CLUB

4-13 years Fri-Wed 1000-1300, 1500-1800

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-19 years Fri-Wed 1000-1200 & 1700-1900

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby monitors, buggies, potties & baby baths (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

205

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Thessalonika

Transfer Time

1 hr

PRICES - Half Board Basis 7 nights low season from £1,325 per family 7 nights high season from £4,309 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Junior Suite Private Garden Sea View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top right: Oasis Bungalow Sea View

Out of the Blue, Capsis Elite Resort Out of the Blue is situated on a private peninsula with direct access to the adjacent Cretan fishing village of Aghia Pelaghia. Due to its exclusive location, the resort benefits from beautiful views of the Aegean sea and sandy beaches. With a unique amusement park and zoo this resort takes the luxury family holiday to another level! The resort comprises five separate hotel buildings. Kids in the Med feature the three we feel offer most for families. Eternal Oasis Neighbourhood: VillageStyle Bungalows and Bungalowsuites surrounded by a Botanical Park, boasting two lagoon pools and a pool-side snack bar. Located beside the Capsis Minoan Amusement Park, the zoo and near the private beach of the hotel. Crystal Energy: located in the centre of the resort, giving it

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excellent access to the resort restaurants, bars, beaches and swimming-pools. A modern design concept, it offers a luxurious lobby area with shops, trendy bar/lounge, a gym with sea views, a swimming pool, restaurants, virtual bowling and musical fountain show. Divine Thalassa: a collection of luxury Sea-front Suites and Maisonettes with shared and private temperature controlled swimming pools. Luxurious, refined and tranquil with stunning sea views and a central location. The specially constructed ‘Minoan Amusement Park’ houses the kids’ club and nursery facilities which are available on request. Many happy hours will be spent exploring the labyrinth, diving in the ball pool, watching a film in the indoor theatre, bouncing on the trampoline or swinging from

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the tree-house. The aviary and monkey house are definitely worth a visit. Three swimming pools, Euphoria Rejuvenating Spa with massage, beauty treatments, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzis and hairdresser, water sports centre, tennis and the aqua park on the main beach are among the astonishing wealth of facilities.

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1-4 years, on request From €40 for 3 hrs

KIDS’ CLUB

4-14 years Mon-Sat 1000-2100

BABYSITTING

From €20 per hr (min 3 hrs)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, buggies, bottle warmers & potties (charges may apply)

SPECIAL OFFERS

OUR RATING

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• Stay 7 nights pay 5. Valid for travel 21 Apr-15 Oct 2011. • Complimentary half board plus 150 resort credit per week at Eternal Oasis, Crystal Energy & Ruby Red. Valid for travel 21 Apr-15 Oct 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

No of rooms

465

All offers must be booked by 31 May 2011.

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 55 mins

Nearest Airport

Heraklion

Transfer Time

30 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,009 per family 7 nights high season from £4,099 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Oasis One Bedroom Bungalow Suite Garden View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top left: Porto Deluxe Room shared pool

Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort Set on a gently sloping hill with gardens leading down to the sandy Blue Flag beach, the Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort is the ideal place for a relaxing family holiday, offering a high standard of comfortable accommodation and an excellent range of facilities. Choose from rooms and suites all with sea view, balcony or terrace, some with shared pool and others with a private pool. All rooms offer air conditioning, satellite TV, safe and beautiful sea views. Verandas and terraces are furnished with teak garden furniture and sunshades. Deluxe suites can accommodate two adults and two children and interconnecting Porto Deluxe Rooms can be confirmed at the time of booking.

An ideal resort for families, Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort has an excellent children’s club, the ‘Children’s Ark’ designed around the theme of an animal park. Set in an olive grove, facilities include two children’s pools, outdoor and indoor playground, a vegetable garden, dining room and changing rooms. Activities include acting, cooking, games and garden cultivation which are designed to give the children an insight into the Greek culture. Children’s golf, swimming and tennis lessons are also available. Upon arrival children receive a welcome bag and they also have their own in-room bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Dine on delicious cuisine in one of the restaurants and enjoy

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pre-dinner drinks at the beautifully located bar. Unwind with a massage at the Six Senses Spa or just relax around the beachside freshwater swimming pool. The more active can use the gym, tennis courts or 9-hole par-3 golf course. For those with sea legs, participate in water sports (operated independently from the hotel), take a PADI diving course or charter a yacht.

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6 months-4 years Mon-Sat 1000-1800 €60 per day

KIDS’ CLUB

5-12 years Mon-Sat 1000-1600

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

Games room, golf

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr (min 3 hrs)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers & potties (charges may apply)

SPECIAL OFFERS

OUR RATING

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• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 19 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011.

No of rooms

142

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 55 mins

Nearest Airport

Heraklion

Transfer Time

50 mins

PRICES - Half Board basis 7 nights low season from £2,679 per family 7 nights high season from £5,155 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Connecting Porto Deluxe Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Skiathos Princess

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The Skiathos Princess offers great quality service and accommodation and is considered to be one of the most luxurious properties on the island of Skiathos.

Alfresco dining is available at the hotel’s restaurants. Evenings are quite low key, although entertainment is provided on a weekly basis.

The hotel is located on the famous Aghia Paraskevi beach. For those looking to explore their surroundings, the lively town of Skiathos is just 8 km away.

Set in magnificent gardens, accommodation ranges from Deluxe Rooms to Junior Suites. Family Rooms sleeping four, are located on the ground floor. For those seeking a little more space and privacy, the Deluxe Family Rooms offer a separate bedroom. Alternatively, interconnecting Junior Suites are also an option. Attractively furnished, all rooms are well equipped and offer a balcony or terrace with ocean or garden view.

The contemporary pool area with wooden decking is the key attraction, but for a spot of pampering, indulge at the zen-like spa, which offers the very best Balinese treatments, as well as a sauna and hammam. An innovative activity programme is provided for children at the Little Seals Mini Club with children’s pool, indoor and outdoor playground. Younger guests will be cared for at the Little Seals crèche.

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• 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 6 May-30 Sep 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • Free child places available in family rooms. Valid for travel 6 May-30 Sep 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011.

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6 months-4 years, Sun-Fri 1000-1300, 1400-1700 €30 per session

KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Sun-Fri 1000-1300, 1400-1700

BABYSITTING

From €12 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, potties

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

132

Season

May-Sep

Flying Time

4 hrs

Nearest Airport

Skiathos

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,819 per family 7 nights high season from £3,590 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Deluxe Room including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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The Westin Resort Costa Navarino In a stunning setting near to a beautiful sandy beach and crystal clear waters. The Westin Resort offers a wide variety of activities, as well as a family friendly atmosphere, ensuring children and adults of all ages are well catered for. Inspired by old Messinian mansions, accommodation is decorated in neutral tones and wonderfully appointed in low-rise clusters. Rooms most suited to families are the Junior Family Suites which are open plan and sleep two adults and a child and the Family Suites, which offer a separate bedroom and sleep two adults and two children. For larger families Family Suites can connect to a Deluxe Room. The hotel offers a pool bar and a 50’s American diner. A Moroccan

restaurant is planned for 2011. Agora, the authentic village centre also offers a choice of cuisine including Greek and Italian, as well as a bar and old movies can be enjoyed over dinner or a drink on the large outdoor screen. The heart of the hotel is the family pool area with an activity pool specially designed for youngsters and for older children there are the waterslides and climbing ropes. The SandCastle kids’ club offers a creative and educational environment with exciting activities such as junior archaeology and martial arts. There’s even a children’s hotel, where youngsters can sleep over in dorms, while parents have a night off. Teenagers will love to hang out at the diner with indoor arcade games, internet, ten pin bowling and even a cinema. Last,

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but by no means least, Cocoon embraces infants. Grown-ups are also well looked after. There’s a racquet academy offering an extensive range of nine racket sports and The Dunes championship golf course. For those seeking something a little more serene, there’s an impressive spa featuring floating pools and an extensive range of treatments. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-30 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 May-14 Jul & 21 Aug-30 Oct 2011. • Free child accommodation available. • Children under 11 eat and drink for free when accompanied by parents.

essential kids’ facts CRÈCHE

1-4 years Daily 0800-2000 From €20 for half a day

KIDS’ CLUB

5-12 years Daily 0800-2000 From €20 for half a day

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-17 years

BABYSITTING

From €12 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, sterilisers, potties, baby monitors, baby baths & buggies (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

445 rooms & suites

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

3 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Airport

Kalamata

Transfer Time

1 hr

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £3,169 per family 7 nights high season from £3,879 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Sun worshippers flock to the charming town of Paphos with its 13th century fort and lively port, restaurants and bars. A short drive away is Coral Bay, with some of the best beaches in Cyprus and along the east coast, rising majestically from the azure sea, you will find the birthplace of Aphrodite. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

Cyprus offers a home from home and is a long-time favourite of our clients. The island provides a temperate climate all year round, although it is not quite sun bathing weather in the winter months. Our featured hotels boast facilities for families of all ages, but are particularly suited to babies and toddlers.

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Top left: Palm Court Two Bedroom Suite

Le Meridien Limassol Spa and Resort Set in beautifully landscaped gardens, Le Meridien Limassol boasts the largest seawater pool in Cyprus. Enjoying an enviable location, bordering a 300 metre stretch of sandy beach, it is the only international five star chain hotel in Cyprus with a beachfront position. With its kids’ pool with waterslide and flexible accommodation options, it’s the perfect choice for families. In the main block there are large interconnecting Standard Rooms and Family Rooms that have two queen size beds and a double sofa bed. Suites, located away from the main building, are suitable for families who would like a separate room for their children to sleep in. Those in the Palm Court share a communal

pool and as the terrace opens on to this, it allows parents to keep a watchful eye on their children whilst in the pool. Those who would like extra space, but are on more of a budget can choose to stay in the Citrus Garden Suites without the communal pool. From the youngest to the oldest, the entire family will find fun: babies at the crèche and tots at the Penguin Village with its bouncy castle, swimming pool and array of activities including painting, treasure hunts and talent shows. Older children, teens and parents will enjoy themselves at the hotel’s Leisure Land with everything from mini-football and archery to bowling and badminton.

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Relax at one of the five outdoor pools or at the superb world renowned adults only Le Spa Thalassotherapy centre. It has no fewer than seven Thalasso pools and a whole host of treatments using Elemis and Thalgo products to invigorate and revitalise, or step up the tempo at the fitness centre with its gym, heated indoor pool, sauna, plus yoga and fitness classes. Down at the beach, a wide range of water sports are available.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

1 month-3 years Daily 1000-1600 €9 per hour

KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily 1000-1600 (Nov-Mar) 1000-1800 (Apr-Oct)

TEENAGER Leisure Land ACTIVITIES BABYSITTING KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, buggies, baby baths & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

329

SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Jul & 25 Aug -31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 May 2011 or • Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 1 Nov-23 Dec 2010 & 2 Jan-31 Jul & 25 Aug-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 May 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

From €9 per hr, plus €17 transport cost

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 25 mins

Nearest Airport

Paphos

Transfer Time

50 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,645 per family 7 nights high season from £4,075 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Room with Pool and Sea View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom right: Junior Suite

Columbia Beach Resort The low-rise Columbia Beach Resort is located on a vast shingle beach in the sheltered and picturesque bay of Pissouri framed by white cliffs. This impressive setting is the backdrop to luxurious suites offering every conceivable comfort. The Luxury Suites range in size and style and each has been thoughtfully created to provide a cool haven. Accommodation for families include the One Bedroom Family Suite, open plan Executive Suite or Two Bedroom Panoramic Suite. Alternatively interconnecting Junior Suites can be guaranteed at the time of booking. The children’s club offers a varied programme of games, art materials and competitions.

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There is also a large children’s paddling pool, which is always popular with little ones. The Blue Flag Beach offers a superb range of water sports which older children will love. The sheltered bay makes it a great spot for learning or improving. Try kite surfing, diving, wind surfing, sailing, paragliding or water skiing. Parents can take a swim in the breathtaking lagoon style infinity pool, train and tone muscles in the gym or stay on the ball on one of the squash or tennis courts. Chill out in the internationally awarded spa, which features the Molton Brown spa range for luxurious massages and rejuvenating masques and peelings. The hotel has a reputation on the island for

fine dining and creative cooking and the in-house bakery produces delicious treats each day. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Mar 2011. Book by 15 Nov 2010. • 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 1 Dec 2010-28 Feb & 1-31 May 2011. Or 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011 for those staying in an Executive Suite. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Jun-31 Jul 2011.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily (high season only) 1000-1700

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-18 years Various activities (on request)

BABYSITTING

From €13 per hour

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby monitors, pushchairs baby baths & potties

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

94

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 25 mins

Nearest Airport

Paphos

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,845 per family 7 nights high season from £4,525 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Interconnecting Junior Suites including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom left: Garden View Room

Almyra

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This stylish hotel sits in landscaped gardens on a sundrenched headland, providing uninterrupted views of Paphos’ picturesque harbour and medieval fort across the bay. Situated on the beachfront, guests can walk along the seafront promenade to reach the centre with its shops, castle and famed House of Dionysos. The location and the attentive staff make this a popular choice with younger families. The rooms and suites have a contemporary Mediterranean feel with custom-designed furniture and state-of-the-art facilities. Each has a lovely garden or sea view. The Junior Suites are perfect for families with interconnecting rooms also available. The Baby Go Lightly service allows parents to pre-order a range of baby amenities for their holiday.

There are a choice of à la carte restaurants on offer and guests can also benefit from further restaurants available at the sister Hotel Annabelle, located next door. Of the four pools, one has been specially designed for young swimmers with plenty of shade on offer. The Smiling Dolphin Club offers a range of fun activities including face painting, puppet making, mini Olympics and nature walks. Babies and toddlers will love the Baby Go Lightly crèche and its range of stimulating activities. During summer, teenage guests are welcome to use the Hercules Teen’s Club, located next door at the Hotel Annabelle. Facilities include table football, air hockey, Wii, TV and DVD’s. Fun activities will also be arranged.

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The Almyra Spa reflects the contemporary style and affordable chic that characterises the hotel. It provides a tranquil haven for relaxing treatments, yoga and meditation. Treatments use organic products from JUST PURE as the premium brand and natural marine based skincare therapies from Osea. For the more energetic a gym, indoor and outdoor spa pool, tennis, a sea sports centre and three nearby golf courses provide diversions for grown-up guests. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6 in Superior Sea View Room or above. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Mar 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 15 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

4 months-3 years 6 days a week (High Season) Daily (Jul-Aug) 1000-1300 & 1400-1700 €30 per session

KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years 6 days a week (High Season) Daily (Jul-Aug) 1000-1300 & 1400-1700

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-16 years Daily (Jul-Aug) 0900-2000 Activities payable

BABYSITTING

From €12 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, buggies & potties

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

189

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 25 mins

Nearest Airport

Paphos

Transfer Time

15 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,315 per family 7 nights high season from £3,809 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Connecting Inland Garden View Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Aphrodite Hills Resort Located near to Paphos, the Aphrodite Hills Resort enjoys a tranquil and scenic setting overlooking the birthplace of the mythical goddess Aphrodite. Comprising the Aphrodite Hill Villas and Apartments and the InterContinental Hotel, the Resort is the ideal choice for families wanting to keep everyone entertained, with a whole host of activities available. The privately owned, luxurious Villas and Apartments are spread across the hillside, offering independent living. The Apartments are organised into small ‘villages’, each with its own pool. Choose from one, two or three bedrooms with living room, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a balcony or terrace. Individually furnished, spacious and stylishly decorated, the Villas

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enjoy fabulous views. Junior Villas with a communal pool are split over two levels with a basement and offer the same facilities as the Apartments. Those with private pool are semi-detached. For complete privacy, choose a Superior Villa with a private pool and garden. These range in size from two to five bedrooms. Car hire is recommended as some of the Villas and Apartments are not within walking distance of the resort’s amenities. At the InterContinental Hotel, Junior Suites accommodate two adults and two children and the children stay free. Choose from garden, pool or golf and sea views. If you’re seeking a spot of luxury and more privacy, then opt for a Junior Suite with private pool. Alternatively Club Suites have a separate bedroom to

accommodate a family of four more comfortably. Family Rooms consisting of two interconnecting Deluxe Rooms and Family Suites consisting of a Junior Suite connecting to a Deluxe Room are also available. Both sleep two adults and three children. At the heart of the Resort is the Village Square with shops, bars, restaurants, a mini market and a bank. From May to October family entertainment can be enjoyed here with West End style musicals held five nights a week. In peak season, the latest family films and family classics are shown at the open air cinema, twice a week. Infants can be cared for at the crèche and children will be entertained with fun activities at one of the kids’ clubs. A new children’s leisure and activity

centre is planned for completion in May 2011 to enhance the family friendly facilities. Teenagers can make new friends joining in with an action packed programme at the Grotto Fun Club or, for the more active teenager, Aphrodite Hills is offering a package in summer including private golf and tennis lessons taught by professionals, along with tokens for the driving range and chipping green to help fine hone new skills. Whether a beginner or a seasoned aficionado, a round of golf on the exhilarating 18-hole Championship golf course makes for a perfect afternoon. Personalised instruction is available as is equipment for hire or purchase. Alternatively, take advantage of the fantastic tennis academy with its green set, plus clay courts and professional

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Top right: Apartments with shared pool; Bottom right: Junior Villa private pool

coaching. Horse riding lessons and trail rides are also offered.

SPECIAL OFFERS

Choose vitality and relaxation at the resort’s spa for a true escape from the rigours of daily life. Specialised Pevonia treatments intended to delight the senses, bathing rituals with guided use of the thermae, infinity pools and scented gardens with massage pavilions are a mere handful of the treasures held at The Retreat.

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov-21 Dec 2010 & 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011.

The resort has a nearby beach club (available May-Oct), which can be reached by the shuttle bus service for hotel guests or by car for villa guests. Sun loungers, beach towels and umbrellas are provided on a complimentary basis for hotel guests and for a small charge for villa and apartment guests. A water sports facility is also offered.

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essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

KIDS’ CLUB

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 4 Jan-10 Feb 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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6 months-3 years Wed-Sun (May-Oct only) 1000 – 1700 (Closed 1400-1430) €8 per child, per hour 3-7 years Daily 1000-1800, 1900-2200 €4 per child, per hour for villa & apt guests, free for hotel guests 8-12 years Daily (May-Oct only) 1000-1800, 1900-2200 €4 per child, per hour for villa & apt guests, free for hotel guests

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

290 hotel rooms & suites; 500 villas

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 25 mins

Nearest Airport

Paphos

Transfer Time

15 mins

PRICES - Self Catering Basis Aphrodite Hills Villas & Apartments 7 nights low season from £1,085 per family 7 nights high season from £2,545 per family Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 Bedroom Apartment including transfers and flights from London.

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-17 years Daily 1400-2200

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel 7 nights low season from £1,565 per family 7 nights high season from £3,479 per family

BABYSITTING

From €10 per child per hour plus taxi cost

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Junior Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers & potties (charges may apply)

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Bodrum

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Turkey still offers good value for money, however it is not as cheap as it once was. Although some areas are decidedly mass market, sophistication can be found if you look in the right places!

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Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa Boasting an enviable location, the Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa sits on the golden sands of Sarigerme with a spectacular mountain backdrop. The spacious resort ensures it’s never overcrowded and the friendly staff will make you feel welcome. Offering all-inclusive and plenty of activities geared towards family fun, both kids and adults alike will love the hotel. Consisting of two interconnecting rooms to sleep up to two adults and three children, the Family Rooms provide the most suitable accommodation option for families. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and well equipped. An added bonus is that as part of the all-inclusive package the minibar is replenished with soft drinks and beer on a daily basis.

The array of restaurants and bars offer a culinary adventure. Asian, Turkish, Italian, seafood and fine dining à la carte restaurants are available and some are included within the all-inclusive package. Most restaurants are child friendly and offer menus for young diners, however some are adults only. The whole family will be entertained in the evening with live shows and music. Children will enjoy splashing around at the water park playground, where a network of chutes and slides offer endless fun. They can also make friends at the CarettaCaretta kids’ club. There’s a choice of ten pools in which to take a refreshing dip. For those looking for a little relaxation, the world class health club and

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spa offers an opportunity to indulge in a world of pampering. More energetic guests can choose from a range of water sports, tennis and beach volleyball. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Jan 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 1000-1200, 1500-1800, 2030-2230

BABYSITTING

From €15 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, sterilisers, buggies (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

410 rooms

Season

Apr-Oct

Flying Time

4 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Airport

Dalaman

Transfer Time

15 mins

PRICES - All Inclusive Basis 7 nights low season from £1,945 per family 7 nights high season from £4,445 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Room including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top right: One Bedroom Suite

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay The Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay brings luxury and sophistication to one of the most beautiful bays and beaches on the Bodrum Peninsula. In a tranquil setting, just 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of Bodrum, each room benefits from a private balcony or terrace overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean. The hotel is ideal for families with a kids’ club, children’s area of the restaurant, kids’ menu and babysitting. Standard Rooms are elegantly decorated and can sleep two adults and a child. Superior Rooms are larger. Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Rooms can sleep two adults, a child (0-5 years) and a child (6-12 years). For those families seeking more space and privacy the One Bedroom and Junior Suites can accommodate two adults and two children more comfortably. Alternatively,

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connecting rooms are available and can be guaranteed at the time of booking. At the Six Senses Spa, a massage is truly an individual journey where you will discover the power of touch. It is an enlightening experience that will harmonise your body’s energy. Unlike other massages, Six Senses signature massage therapies are designed with your specific needs in mind. Two marble Turkish hammams, fully equipped gym and fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms, indoor pool and whirlpool are also available. The hotel has created an environment where learning is fun at Kempikid’s Club. While you relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities including restaurants, bars, beach, pool, spa or one of the many outdoor and indoor

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leisure facilities, your children will enjoy many games and activities under the supervision of trained staff. Kids will engage in a variety of exciting crafts and activities such as painting with watercolours and pastels, finger and hand painting, cartoons and movies, pool, sea and sand activities. Group and team games in the gardens and workshops to prepare sandwiches will make your children’s days as memorable as yours.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily (May-Oct) 0930-1230 & 1400-1800

BABYSITTING

From €15 per hour (plus transport costs)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, baby baths & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

173

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs

Nearest Airport

Bodrum

Transfer Time

35 mins

SPECIAL OFFERS

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Apr-30 Jun & 31 Jul-31 Oct 2011.

7 nights low season from £2,079 per family 7 nights high season from £5,955 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Interconnecting Standard Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top middle: Family Suite

Gloria Golf Resort Wonderfully situated amidst pine forests with a mountainous backdrop, the Gloria Golf Resort sits right on the beachfront. With breathtaking sea views, the resort possesses an excellent choice of accommodation which will surpass the needs of any family, no matter how big or small. Ideal for a family holiday, children’s clubs and excellent facilities ensure there is something for everyone. Accommodation is neutrally decorated. Junior Suites have a lounge area and Suites have a separate bedroom. Both sleep two adults and two children. Villas are located in the grounds of the hotel with a twin bedroom, separate bathroom, master en suite and lounge/diner. Family Suites are

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also located in the gardens and offer a twin bedroom en suite and an open plan lounge/double bedroom plus bathroom. This area has its own pool with bar, so caters well for families. A selection of restaurants offer superb cuisine from around the world. In addition to the two buffet restaurants, there’s a choice of three à la carte restaurants serving Fish, Ottoman and Italian gastronomy. Children’s menus are available, as well as all day dining. Optional all inclusive is offered at a supplement. The kids’ club offers a veritable host of facilities including mini cinema, play rooms, basketball, volleyball, indoor and outdoor pools, aqua park, electronic

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games and a mini golf course. There’s also a crèche for infants, as well as a baby kitchen for preparing meals. There are a total of nine pools, including five for children, in addition to a water park. A multitude of sports activities are available from tennis to ten pin bowling. Two 18-hole golf courses lie at the heart of the resort to challenge golfers of all abilities. Relax at the spa offering saunas, a steam room, a Turkish hammam and fitness centre, as well as a range of treatments.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

1-3 years Daily 0900-1800, 2030-2230 €15 per hour

KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 0900-1800, 2030-2130

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-17 years Daily (summer only) 0900-1800, 2030-2230 Activities payable

BABYSITTING

From €30 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, buggies, baby baths, sterilisers & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

515

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

3 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Airport

Antalya

Transfer Time

45 mins

PRICES - Half Board Basis 7 nights low season from £2,531 per family 7 nights high season from £4,853 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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The Algarve

Portugal A year round family favourite. A superb holiday destination for the whole family, offering a warm Mediterranean climate and an abundance of activities both on land and at sea. The main attractions of The Algarve are the beaches; the quality and variety is incredible. Classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty, quiet and charming Sagres is one of the Algarve’s least developed regions, with a choice of 25 beaches. In contrast, Albufeira, originally a fishing village, has expanded to become a hub of tourist activity. Wander the cobbled streets of the old town, which lead down to the modern seafront and a hub of activity with bars and restaurants. Choose from golden sandy beaches or more tranquil coves. Cosmopolitan Vilamoura offers two large, sandy beaches. One is quieter, perfect for getting away from the crowd, the other buzzes with life. By night tourists flock to the marina, which offers a huge variety of cafés, bars and restaurants, plus fashionable boutiques and shops. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, it’s little wonder that the Algarve is a favourite for UK holidaymakers. The friendly charm of the locals persuades many visitors to return year after year.

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Newly opened in 2010, the Martinhal is billed as ‘the finest luxury family resort in Europe.’ The resort is separated into three distinct areas – the hotel, village and villas. Located on a stunning sandy beach within a protected national park, the resort is a far cry from the tourist crowds of the Algarve. The fishing village of Sagres is a five minute drive away and 12 beaches can be found in the vicinity. The Martinhal is ideal for a laid back family holiday. Situated at the heart of the resort, the village accommodation is most suited to families with a choice of One, Two and Three Bedroom Houses offering a home from home. The Ocean View Houses and Bay View Houses make the most of the stunning bay with upstairs living quarters,

including kitchen. Two and Three Bedroom Villas with private pools are also available. There are three restaurants fresh seafood, fine dining or family friendly – and if you are feeling lazy you can take advantage of the home delivery service. Children’s menus are available, as well as early dining. Martinhal offers a host of entertainment for children of all ages. The kids’ club Raposinhos meaning ‘little fox’ encourages kids to be active and inquisitive. Activities range from t-shirt printing to treasure hunts. For older children the Blue Room offers the very latest electronic games and the more active can attend soccer school, take tennis lessons or learn to surf.

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The resort is home to five heated pools, a tennis and sports club, a gym and a wide variety of water sports. There’s also a spa for those mums and dads who want to relax and unwind. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 3 nights pay 2. Valid for travel 1 Nov-23 Dec 2010 & 3 Jan-31 Mar 2011. Applicable to Village accommodation. • Stay 4 nights, pay 3. Valid for travel 2 Apr-30 Jun (exc. Easter) & 1 Sep-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. Applicable to Village accommodation.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

3 months-3 years Daily 0930-1800 (2-4 hr sessions) €10 per hr

KIDS’ CLUB

3-8 years Daily 1000-1800 €6 per hr

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

9-18 years Daily 0900-2000

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Sterilisers, bottle warmers, stair gates, bed guards highchairs, bath baths & potties

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

38 hotel rooms; 132 houses, 68 villas

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Airport

Faro

Transfer Time

1 hr 15 mins

PRICES - self catering Basis 7 nights low season from £1,355 per family 7 nights high season from £3,149 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Grand Deluxe Garden House including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Sheraton Algarve & Pine Cliffs Residence In a spectacular cliff-top setting surrounded by pine trees, the Sheraton Algarve overlooks miles of unspoilt beaches lapped by a clear, turquoise sea. The resort comprises the Sheraton Algarve Hotel and the Pine Cliffs Residence offering apartments. It is a great holiday destination for families with the veritable choice of accommodation on offer, as well as a number of activities for people of all ages. The Sheraton Algarve Hotel features luxury rooms designed in traditional Portuguese style offered on a bed and breakfast basis with meal upgrades available. Deluxe Rooms are spaciously designed and offer

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a sanctuary of serene comfort. Grand Deluxe Rooms are elegant and larger with a separate sitting area. Unobstructed views of the garden or sea can be viewed from the sleeping area. Both of these room types accommodate two adults and a child. The Luxury Suites sleep two adults and two children, split over two levels. A living room and bathroom are on the ground floor with an en suite master bedroom upstairs. Cots are provided free of charge, however blankets, pillows and safety bumpers are not provided.

families. The Golf Suites, Apartments and Townhouses have between two and four bedrooms, so are ideal for larger families. Each comes fully equipped and the kitchen even has a washer/ dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board and fridge/freezer!

The Pine Cliffs Residence offers luxurious and spacious self catering accommodation and so is more suited to independent

A favourite for young children, is the Porto Pirata Kids’ Club with its children’s pool, life size pirate ship, bouncy castle and cycle

The resort offers a number of bars and dining options according to season. Children are well catered for with their own buffet at selected restaurants. A weekly gala evening with famous international entertainers is held in high season.

ALBUFEIRA track. Here the fun includes arts and crafts, pirate days, mini Olympics, golf lessons and tots tennis. Famous throughout the world, the par 3 ‘Devils’ Parlour’ is a challenging 9-hole golf course with spectacular sea views. The Pine Cliffs golf academy offers the very best in golfing facilities suited to beginners and professionals alike. It’s equipped with the very latest technology and includes a practice area with driving range, chipping and pitching area, a putting green and even a golf shop. The Club House provides a great setting in which to quench your thirst after a round of golf.

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Top right: Pine Cliffs Residence Apartment

Other recreational facilities include outdoor swimming pools and a number of floodlit tennis courts, some of which are clay court. Qualified professionals are on hand to provide tennis lessons. The Health Club offers complimentary use of the sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and indoor pool. Facial and body treatments are also available. A mini-train is available to escort guests around the resort. The sandy beach of Praia de Falesia, the only one in the Algarve to have been awarded a Golden Flag, is fully equipped and offers water sports. Although the beach is accessed via a private elevator, this leads on to a long

wooden walkway, which is unsuitable for pushchairs.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

6 months-3 years Daily (Apr-Oct + Christmas) 0930-1730 From €48 per half day

KIDS’ CLUB

3-8 years Daily (Apr-Oct + Christmas) 0930-1730 From €25 per half day exc. lunch

SPECIAL OFFERS

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-23 Mar 2011. Book by 1 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 Apr-24 Oct 2011. Book by 1 Mar 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Dec 2010-24 Oct 2011. Book at least 45 days prior to travel. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-23 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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8-12 years Daily (Apr-Oct + Christmas) 0930-1730 From €25 per half day BABYSITTING

Can be arranged directly with an external company

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

215 rooms; 297 apartments

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Airport

Faro

Transfer Time

30 mins

PRICES - Self Catering Basis Pine Cliff Residences 7 nights low season from £1,425 per family 7 nights high season from £5,175 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 Bedroom Golf Suite including transfers and flights from London.

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PRICES - BED & BREAKFAST Basis

PLAYGROUND

Yes

Sheraton Algarve Hotel

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby baths, buggies & potties (charges may apply)

7 nights low season from £1,375 per family 7 nights high season from £3,955 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Luxury Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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The Lake Spa Resort Inspired by nature, The Lake Spa Resort has been built with natural wood, stone and Portuguese ceramics. Set on a lake within five acres of lush gardens it boasts panoramic views and a choice of accommodation. Perfect for families, the Resort is ideally located in the centre of Vilamoura, between the marina and Praia Falesia beach with its large expanse of golden sand. Standard Rooms in the main building accommodate two adults and a child. Suites are spacious with a separate bedroom and two bathrooms and sleep two adults and two children. The One and Two Bedroom Apartments are more suited to independent families offering a fully equipped kitchenette and living/dining area.

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The resort offers a variety of cuisine including the fusion restaurant featuring a zen atmosphere serving Mediterranean and Oriental gastronomy. Children’s menus and early dining are available. Youngsters will be entertained at the Koala children’s club whose motto is “Fun with creativity and quality in a safe environment”. Offering an indoor and outdoor theme park, children will become true explorers. The resort brags the first natural sand bottom pool in Europe, perfect for children, as well as a further two outdoor pools. A wide choice of sports are available including tennis, bicycle hire, football and kayaks.

Guests can rejuvenate and relax at the Blue&Green Spa. Inspired by the theme “Five continents, five senses” the spa offers a wide range of treatments to stimulate the senses and nourish the soul. It also offers guests complimentary use of the hydrotherapy pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, and gym.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily (high season) Wed-Sun (low season) 0930-1300, 1400-1800

BABYSITTING

From €14 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

No

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, baby baths, sterilisers & bottle warmers (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

192 rooms & suites, 95 apartments

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Airport

Faro

Transfer Time

30 mins

PRICES - self catering Basis 7 nights low season from £1,965 per family 7 nights high season from £4,075 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Apartment Resort View including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top right: One Bedroom Apartment

Hilton Vilamoura as Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa VILAMOURA

The stunning Hilton Vilamoura is surrounded by pools, cascading waterways, lakes and grottos. The hotel offers a whole host of activities including a vast kids’ club with tree house and wooden pirate ship, making it a great choice for families. Located in a tranquil setting, both the marina and the hotel’s beach club are just a five minute drive away.

For dinner there’s a choice of the main buffet restaurant or the Portuguese/Mediterranean à la carte restaurant. Snacks are served throughout the day at both the pool and beach and children’s menus are also available. Children will love the unique Paradise Island, which offers a range of outdoor areas for different aged children ranging from high wires to water shoots to climbing frames. There’s also a daily schedule of children’s activities to keep the little ones entertained. A golf simulator, arcade games and a mini cinema cater for the needs of teenagers.

Spacious accommodation is situated in the main building. Rooms most suited to families are Junior Suites offering a separate bedroom, or for those wanting to cater whilst on holiday, the One and Two Bedroom Apartments with fully equipped kitchenette are ideal. Alternatively interconnecting For the active, there are 6 swimming pools, an 18-hole golf rooms can be guaranteed. course a gym and two tennis

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courts. For those wishing to relax, the large world-class Elemis spa is an oasis of calm. Designed around the theme of water, it offers hydromassage pools, waterfall experience showers, an aroma bath and a sauna, as well as a large number of treatments. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Oct 2011. Book 120 days prior to arrival. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Oct 2011. Book 60 days prior to arrival. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Mar 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 5. Valid for travel 1 Apr-31 Sep 2011. Offers are not combinable.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily (high season only) 0900-1300, 1400-1800 From €19 for a half day

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-18 years Daily (high season only) 1700-2200 Payable locally

BABYSITTING

From €18 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, sterilisers, baby baths (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

135 rooms; 69 apartments

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 50 mins

Nearest Airport

Faro

Transfer Time

30 mins

PRICES - BED & BREAKFAST Basis 7 nights low season from £1,589 per family 7 nights high season from £3,675 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Apartment including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa One of Menorca’s finest family hotels, the Insotel Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa is located in a privileged setting right on the seafront and only 150 metres from the beach. This combined with easy access to the airport and spacious suites make it a great choice for a family holiday. In two storey villa style buildings, the luxurious Suites are well equipped. The two bathrooms (one with whirlpool bath) and a kitchenette with microwave and fridge allow the ability to cater for young children’s needs as and when required. Each has a spacious balcony or terrace and sea view is available at a supplement. All Suites can accommodate two adults, two children and an infant.

The variety of cuisine available in the hotel’s restaurants reflects the heritage of successive dominations of the island, whilst the attractive bar lounge has large terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. Fun for the smaller members of the family starts at the INSI CLUB, with a programme of activities designed for all ages. Facilities include activity rooms, games, a swing area, children’s pool and a sports track. The hotel also offers organised activities such as the ’Pizza Party’. Parents will find that the youngest members of the family are well catered for through the Insotel Baby service. The Prestige Spa offers a wide variety of treatments ranging

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from massages to reflexology. The wellness centre also provides an indoor pool, Jacuzzis, steam bath, sauna, caldarium, beauty centre and gym. Leisure facilities at the hotel have been designed specifically with couples and young families in mind. In addition to the spa and nearby beach, the hotel also offers an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool, tennis, squash, archery, mountain biking, basketball, badminton, artificial grass football and much more. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011.

MENORCA essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

2-3 years Daily 1000-1230, 1530-1700

KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 1000-1230, 1530-1700

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-16 years 6 days a week 1000-1230, 1500-1830

BABYSITTING

From €15 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Cots, highchairs, sterilisers & buggies (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

52

Season

May-Oct

Flying Time

2 hrs 15 mins

Nearest Airport

Mahon

Transfer Time

15 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,109 per family 7 nights high season from £5,869 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom left: Prestige Junior Suite

Insotel Fenicia Prestige Thalasso & Spa The exclusive Insotel Fenecia Prestige Thalasso & Spa has been handpicked to join the Kids in the Med programme. Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Ibiza, it is located just 50 metres from the beachfront of Santa Eulalia. The hotel offers discerning families the ideal setting in which to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. Accommodation is nicely decorated and offers wonderful views. Family Junior Suites consist of two interconnecting Junior Suites, so comfortably sleep two adults and up to four children. Family Suites are similar, but larger and have the added benefit of a kitchenette and DVD/CD

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player. The Prestige Family Suite boasts a spectacular private terrace with hydromassage pool. The four restaurants provide a variety of cuisine prepared with the best local produce. Choose from buffet or Gourmet, Oriental and Mediterranean à la carte restaurants. Children’s menus are also available.

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The outdoor pool area is surrounded by lush gardens; there’s even a Jacuzzi to cool off in. The Thalasso Spa offers an oasis in which to benefit from the curative and relaxing properties of water. Facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, ice fountains and thermal relaxation chairs. A gym is also available. SPECIAL OFFERS

Parents will find that the youngest members of the family are well catered for through the Insotel Baby service, offering a range of amenities. Children over the age of four will be entertained with a fun programme of activities at the kids’ club.

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Mar 2011.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Six days a week 1000-1300, 1500-1800

BABYSITTING

From €20 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

No

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, baby monitors & buggies (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

172

Season

May-Oct

Flying Time

2 hrs 25 mins

Nearest Airport

Ibiza

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,799 per family 7 nights high season from £6,725 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Junior Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom middle: Standard Room

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort Perched like a coral pink and ochre palace on the southern shores of Tenerife, this characterful and luxurious hotel overlooks the beautiful beach of Playa del Duque. Its proximity to the beach and the guaranteed interconnecting rooms are what make it particularly popular with families. 14th Century Canarian and Venetian style towers and arched pavilions sit amid colourful gardens dotted with pools and cascading waterfalls. The spacious rooms and suites, which can accommodate three people, reflect the style and traditions of Canarian colonial dwellings, with vistas over the gardens and sea towards the unspoilt island of La Gomera. For those seeking a home from home, the one and two bedroom villas are amazing; very spacious

and luxurious. Each with its own private pool, they can sleep five people plus an infant. The bars and restaurants, paying homage to the cuisines of the world, provide an enticing array of cuisines and settings. If you wish to relax there are five main pools (two heated) and a children’s pool for your enjoyment. Make the most of the azure waters and lovely beach with water sports, or enjoy numerous other activities, from tennis to mountain biking. Children will sleep soundly after a day of fun at the mini club, where activities include pirate treasure hunts, dressing up, crafts and games. Older children, will be kept entertained at the new Teenagers’ Club offering Playstation, Wii, internet and books.

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The magnificent spa combines state of the art facilities with beautiful design features and offers relaxation with the thalasso pool, hammam, sauna and Turkish bath and there are of course a variety of treatments on offer using ESPA products. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 1-25 Jan, 15-31 May & 1-15 Oct 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 5. Valid for travel 21 Nov-25 Dec 2010 & 1-14 Apr 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Jun-15 Jul & 22 Aug-30 Sep 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 1000-1300, 1400-1800

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-16 years Daily 1000-2300

BABYSITTING

From €24 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs & kettles (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

356 rooms & suites; 40 villas

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Tenerife South

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £3,079 per family 7 nights high season from £6,945 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Garden View Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top left: Standard Room

Hotel Jardin Tropical Situated in the south of the island of Tenerife, the superior four star Hotel Jardin Tropical is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the privileges that the Canary Islands offer. The lush vegetation and the subtropical gardens are a unique and natural background to relax and enjoy lazy days. Standard Rooms, decorated in a modern and elegant style and sleeping three are compact, however, interconnecting rooms are available. Family Rooms, located near the seafront, can accommodate two adults and two children and include facilities for warming baby food

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or bottles. Those rooms situated on the ground floor open out on to the private and secure children’s play area. Interconnecting Family Rooms are also available. The perfect place to relax and sunbathe Hotel Jardin Tropical also offers a wealth of activities including nearby golf with discounted rates and tennis. Whilst the children enjoy the fun and games at the kids’ club, parents can enjoy a variety of health and beauty treatments and some pampering at the Tropical Wellness & Spa with Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and treatments.

SPECIAL OFFERS

• 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov-21 Dec 2010 & 3 Jan-30 Apr 2011. Book by 15 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • Stay 10 nights, pay 9. Valid for travel 3-31 Jan, 2-26 Mar & 1 May-5 Jul 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

5-12 years Daily (Peak season, Easter & Christmas) 1000-1400, 1600-2000

BABYSITTING

From €12 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

No

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, cots, bottle warmers, baby baths & sterilisers (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

390

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Tenerife South

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,645 per family 7 nights high season from £4,595 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Double Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom right: Citadel Double Room

ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort The exclusive Abama Golf & Spa Resort is set within a spectacular estate of lush tropical gardens with its own beach and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. As the only hotel we feature in Tenerife with a crèche plus an abundance of baby facilities, the Abama is particularly suited to young families, although there is something to suit those of all ages. Family friendly accommodation is located at the heart of The Citadel. Choose from suites with a separate room to sleep the children or connecting Deluxe Rooms. There are an abundance of dining options available for lunch

and dinner. The 11 restaurants offer a variety of cuisine, so there is something to suit every taste and children’s menus are also available. Children of all ages will be kept entertained. Little ones will be safely looked after by the experienced and highly trained staff. Whilst the Club Abami offers children the chance to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in a wide range of creative activities from pirate treasure hunts to clay sculpting. Once the children are happy there are a whole host of options for mum and dad. From the seven swimming pools surrounded by greenery and benefiting from breathtaking sea views, to the

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spa, which uses natural beauty treatments and personalised programmes to achieve complete mind and body relaxation. The Abama can also cater to any tennis player’s needs and there’s an 18-hole, par-72 golf course. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov-26 Dec 2010, 4-31 Jan, 30 Apr-31 Jul & 27 Aug30 Sep 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov-25 Dec 2010, 4 Jan12 Apr & 25-30 Apr 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. • 14% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 May-30 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

6 months-3 years Daily 1000-1800 From €10 per hr

KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily 1000-2400

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

12-18 years Daily (peak season only) 3 hours a day

BABYSITTING

From €25 per hr (min. 2 hrs)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, sterilisers, potties, baby monitors, baby baths, buggies and car seats (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

626

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Tenerife South

Transfer Time

25 mins

PRICES - BED & BREAKFAST Basis 7 nights low season from £2,549 per family 7 nights high season from £7,425 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Deluxe Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom right: Family Suite

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort Set on a promenade directly across from the beach at Playa Blanca, the Princesa Yaiza, built in an attractive mix of neocolonial and traditional Canarian styles, boasts dramatic views of the sand dunes of neighbouring Fuerteventura and offers luxurious accommodation in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The comfortable guest rooms and suites are decorated in light airy shades with a balcony or terrace. The Family Suite Wing offers perfect two bedroom accommodation for those with young children. A baby travel cot and highchair are provided in these room types without charge.

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A number of restaurants are on offer, each one depicting the spirit of the country on which it has been themed. A choice of board basis options ensures the ultimate in flexibility. Standard half board allows a choice of dining from three buffet restaurants. Deluxe half board gives the choice of eating in one of six buffet and à la carte restaurants. Flexi dine is also available, which allows half board to be taken on a minimum of three nights of your stay. Days can be spent around one of the three main pools (two sea and one fresh water) or for those who are looking to be pampered, relax and unwind in the Thalasso

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Centre Princesa Yaiza. For the more energetic there are a variety of recreational facilities available from tennis to beach volleyball and for the little ones, there is an excellent Kikoland play area and children’s club, which will keep them amused for hours.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-16 years Daily 1000-1800

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers & buggies (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

385

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 10 mins

Nearest Airport Lanzarote Transfer Time

25 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,379 per family 7 nights high season from £5,135 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top right: Deluxe Room

Sheraton Beach, Golf & Spa Resort The Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort is in an enviable location, set on a beautiful golden sandy beach with a backdrop of mountains in the resort of Caleta de Fuste. The hotel is both spacious and elegant with a fantastic pool area. Its proximity to the beach, commercial centre with boutiques, cinema, restaurants and games, local town and airport, is what makes it a popular choice with young families. Deluxe Rooms are luxurious and spacious with a sea view and accommodate two adults and two children. Premium Garden Rooms are located on ground level with direct access to the gardens and pools from the private terrace. For those seeking more space, the Family Rooms consisting of two interconnecting Deluxe Rooms, are ideal.

A children’s menu is available in the à la carte restaurants. Half board and full board are available at a supplement. Live music and occasional live shows take place in the evenings. The pool with its sea views provides the main focus of the hotel. Swimming aside, there is a games room, tennis, mini golf, archery, beach volley, gym and two golf courses nearby. Those in need of relaxation and a pampering session will love the Hesperides Thalasso Spa. Here ancient therapies originating from the island’s volcanic energy are combined with up-to-the-minute practices. Facilities include indoor pool with therapeutic jets, hydrothermal circuit with footbath, steam bath, sauna, sensation showers, ice fountain, vitality pool, relaxing room and

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several cabins for treatments. Children will be entertained with the excellent kids’ pool, play area and the brilliant Yambaland kids’ club. A nice little touch is the welcome gift they will receive on arrival. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 25% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 2 Jan-30 Apr 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. Valid for travel 21 Jul-31 Oct 2011. Book by 20 Jul 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

2-3 years Daily 1000-1800

KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 1000-1800

BABYSITTING

From €10 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, baby baths & cots (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

266

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

4 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Fuerteventura

Transfer Time

10 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,735 per family 7 nights high season from £3,259 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Room including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Bottom left: Las Lomas Two Bedroom View Apartment

La Manga Club La Manga Club is a fantastic resort located in the Murcia region of Spain. Spread over 1,400 acres, not only does it offer guests luxurious accommodation and superb restaurants, but an array of sporting facilities, making it ideal for families seeking an active holiday. Built in the style of a Spanish Pueblo, Las Lomas Village is perfect for those families seeking the privacy of their own apartment with all the trappings of the top class resort. Choose from studios or two and three bedroom apartments and townhouses, each with fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning and balcony or terrace with barbecue area. Alternatively opt for one of

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the Deluxe Guest Rooms with hotel style service.

children under the age of five eat free at selected restaurants.

The Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe creates the perfect ambience for exclusive relaxation. The guest rooms are elegantly furnished and enjoy views of either the golf course or the pool. Upgrade to the Royal Club for exclusive benefits such as complimentary refreshments, daily newspaper, VIP spa access and discounted treatments.

The resort boasts numerous sports facilities. La Manga Club is considered one of Europe’s finest golfing resorts, proven by hosting such prestigious events as the Davis Cup. The 28 tennis courts, most of which are floodlit, come in a choice of clay, artificial grass and hard surfaces. Perfect your skills at the golf and tennis academies, which offer lessons for people of all ages and levels of expertise and if you’re not already a player, then La Manga Club is a great place to learn with personal coaching available. The eight-pitch professional football centre also offers facilities for cricket, rugby and Gaelic football.

The numerous restaurants cater for every taste with a delicious choice of gastronomy on offer. Theme evenings are held in the summer to add further alternatives to the already extensive choice. What’s more,

The spacious and stylish spa is home to an array of superb facilities including saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, relaxation area, a well equipped gym and a lap pool. After all that exertion you may need some pampering! A wide selection of soothing, rejuvenating and relaxing treatments using the finest quality products and the latest techniques are on offer. Choose from a single treatment such as a therapeutic massage or indulge yourself with a day of top-to-toe indulgence to rejuvenate your body and mind. Babies and children will be endlessly occupied and entertained at the junior club, which runs all year round and offers everything from arts and crafts to nature

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walks. In summer, older children and teenagers will enjoy the sporting academies giving them the opportunity to learn new skills or improve their ability in football, golf, tennis, cricket and dance.

SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Oct 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

La Manga Club has its own secluded, quiet cove approximately ten minutes’ shuttle bus drive from the resort. The small beach, set amongst a stunning backdrop of cliffs, offers a full range of facilities during the summer months. Alternatively, endless beaches can be found in the local area on the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean coastlines. The beaches of Mar Menor are particularly well-liked by families with young children, due to the shallow sea.

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essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

KIDS’ CLUB

3 months-3 years Daily (Jul & Aug) Mon-Fri (low season) 0900-1800 From €110 per day 3-12 years Daily (Jul & Aug) Mon-Fri (low season) 0900-1800 From €70 per day

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

12-16 years Activities payable

BABYSITTING

From €12 per hr (min 3 hrs)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

192 hotel rooms & suites, 120 studios & apartments

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Airport

Murcia

Transfer Time

20 minutes

PRICES - Self Catering Basis Las Lomas Village 7 nights low season from £1,625 per family 7 nights high season from £2,719 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 bedroom view apartment including transfers and flights from London.

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers & baby monitors

Hotel La Manga Club Principe Felipe 7 nights low season from £2,135 per family 7 nights high season from £7,424 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Standard Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Decorated in contemporary modern style, the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa offers comfortable accommodation, sporting facilities, leafy gardens and one of the best beaches in the area. Restaurants, bars and pubs are all found close to the hotel and the centre of Marbella is just a 10 minute drive away. Hotel rooms are decorated in neutral tones and sleep two adults and a child. Interconnecting rooms can be guaranteed on request. One Bedroom Villas located on the ground floor are well equipped and have a terrace with direct access to gardens. Duplex style Two Bedroom Villas are also available.

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Youngsters can enjoy a day of play, sports and fun, both on the beach and in the tropical gardens as part of Club Archie. There’s also a play area and a separate kids’ pool. Don Carlos boasts the only heated pool in Marbella. The exclusive beach club located between the lush gardens and the beach also offers a wonderful pool surrounded by palm trees with excellent service to cater for your every need (summer only). The hotel has 40,000 sq m of peaceful gardens with jogging circuits, putting greens, and sports courts (including nine clay tennis courts), which lead down to the sandy beach. There’s a gym

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and a small spa offering treatments only. The Don Carlos has a choice of three restaurants, a café and two bars. From a succulent breakfast buffet to dinner in select surroundings, the restaurants are well known for first class quality service and cuisine. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book 60 days prior to travel. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book 90 days prior to travel • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-31 Mar 2011. Not combinable with discounted rates. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-11 years Daily (low season on request) 1100-1900

BABYSITTING

From €13 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs & pushchairs (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

229 rooms, 24 villas

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Airport

Malaga

Transfer Time

40 mins

PRICES - BED & BREAKFAST Basis 7 nights low season from £1,889 per family 7 nights high season from £4,215 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 interconnecting Superior Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Puglia

Italy A blend of rich cultures, stunning landscapes and relaxed hospitality. Perhaps no other country offers such a mix of pleasures as Italy. The magnificent cultural centres and outdoor pursuits will fill your days, whilst the great Italian;G6C8: traditions of fine food and warm welcomes will be your constant companion. Known as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;heelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Italy, the rustic region of Puglia offers Greek style white 76A:6G>8 HE6>C villages, Spanish Baroque and Roman ruins with a backdrop of olive groves and>HA6C9H glittering sea. Lying some 120 miles to the west of Italy, the island of Sardinia is one of the most fashionable islands in the Mediterranean, with a profusion of stunning sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

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Borgo Egnazia Five years in the making, the newly opened Borgo Egnazia is simply stunning. Located in the south of Italy nestled between the foothills of the Valle D’Itria and the azure Adriatic, the landscape is nestled in ancient olive groves and history. The resort features a luxury hotel, a traditional Apulian village and private villas. Created using traditional craftsmanship, it is a testament to Apulian architecture. Combining ancient with modern, the attention to detail and the effort to blend into the surroundings is extremely apparent. Borgo Egnazia is certainly destined to become one of the leading luxury family, golf and spa resorts in the Mediterranean! Hotel Rooms are suitable for smaller families. Village accommodation consists of

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beautiful One and Two Bedroom Suites sleeping up to four people with private Arab gardens, balconies and roof terraces overlooking the sea, as well as fully equipped kitchens to provide for the family’s needs. Villas offer the most exclusive accommodation at the resort; each with three bedrooms, private garden, swimming pool, wrap-around balconies and roof terraces. The resort caters for children of all ages with a crèche, kids’ club and teen club. Children’s facilities at the Village also include a kids’ pool, as well as an adventure playground. The main hotel offers a variety of restaurants and bars; two outdoor and one indoor swimming pool; and a spa featuring a modern-day interpretation of a Roman bath

house. The most spectacular part of the resort is the Village inspired by nearby hillside towns. The Village includes bars and restaurants as well as a swimming pool and a cooking school. The resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course green with a horizon down to the traditional fishing village of Savelletri, tennis courts and a beach club with an additional bar/restaurant and an array of water sports. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

8 months-2 years Daily 0900-2000

KIDS’ CLUB

3-13 years Daily 0900-2000

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-18 years Daily 1700-2200

BABYSITTING

From €15 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, bottle warmers, sterilisers, potties, baby monitors & baby baths

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

63 hotel rooms, 93 suites/ townhouses, 28 villas

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

3 hrs

Nearest Airport

Brindisi

Transfer Time

30 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £3,275 per family 7 nights high season from £5,549 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Borgo Grand Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Chia Laguna Resort

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The Chia Laguna Resort is located in a splendid position, occupying a rugged knoll, with panoramic views of the magnificent bay of Chia and its broad expanse of sand dunes. To complement this, the resort provides different styles of accommodation, swimming pools, sports facilities and a piazza with shops and entertainment. Ideal for families, it offers value for money, which combined with its proximity to the beach, make it a popular choice with our clients.

Hotel Laguna is more suited to families with older children. Interconnecting cottages and rooms are available.

Simple Village accommodation offers the most family friendly option. Superior Garden Cottages are close to the resort facilities, with a small garden and can sleep two adults and a child. Family Garden Cottages have a double room en suite downstairs, with a staircase up to a good size twin bedroom. More modern and contemporary in style, the

Children of all ages will be fully occupied at either the nursery, kids’ or teenagers’ club, with a variety of exciting activities. For infants under four years, a complete in-room baby kit is provided and there’s also an area for parents to prepare and heat food.

The dine around scheme allows half board guests the freedom to choose from a variety of restaurants. The scheme gives guests a credit to apply against dining in any of the resort’s restaurants, the value of which varies, depending on which accommodation you choose.

Four swimming pools, including a kids’ pool, tennis courts, bicycle

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hire, horse riding and quad bikes provide entertainment for the active. The beautiful white sand beach is 700 metres away. The regular mini train service, running the short distance between the hotel and beach is a novelty for any young child. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 25% off accommodation. Valid for travel 12 May-29 Jul & 20 Aug20 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Jan 2011. • 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 12 May-29 Jul & 20 Aug20 Oct 2011. Book by 28 Feb 2011. • 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 12 May-29 Jul & 20 Aug20 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 12 May-29 Jul & 20 Aug20 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • Repeat customers receive a 5% accommodation discount. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts CRèCHE

0-3 years Daily (May-mid Sep) 0930-1830 From €10 per hour

KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily (May-mid Sep) 0930-1230, 1530-1830

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

12-17 years Daily (May-mid Sep) 0930-1230, 1530-1800

BABYSITTING

From €15 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Baby baths, buggies, highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

372

Season

May-Oct

Flying Time

2 hrs 45 mins

Nearest Airport

Cagliari

Transfer Time

45 minutes

PRICES - half board Basis 7 nights low season from £1,845 per family 7 nights high season from £6,095 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Cottage Classic including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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St Julians

Malta The hidden gem of the Mediterranean. Often overlooked by its bigger and more fashionable neighbours, Malta is an ideal setting for families, with plenty of sunshine year round and excellent value for money. British people will find a warm welcome, due to its past history as an English colony. Malta has been a backdrop for films including the Da Vinci Code, Troy and Gladiator. The original Popeye film set still exists and is a fun day out. The Mediterraneo Marine Park offers the chance to swim with dolphins and the Splash and Fun Water Park has thrilling rides on the water slides and floats on the lazy river. The lively resort of St. Julian’s offers an abundance of restaurants, cafés and nightlife and you can still see traditional brightly coloured Maltese boats in the harbour. The Maltese Islands are one of the best diving destinations in the Mediterranean and the spectacular caves of the Blue Grotto and island of Comino and Gozo are worth an excursion. W&O RECOMMENDS

The tourist board has worked hard to improve what it has to offer and it truly is a hidden gem. According to a recent survey by the Post Office, Malta is the third most affordable Euro zone destination.

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The Westin Dragonara Resort The Westin Dragonara Resort is superbly located right on the waterfront in St. Julian’s. An ideal base for a tranquil holiday, yet within easy reach of shops, entertainment and local restaurants. Deluxe Rooms are spacious enough to take two adults and two children, whilst Junior Suites offer even more room for the family. There are also interconnecting rooms for those who prefer more privacy, or luxury One Bedroom Suites, equipped with a kitchenette. Families will be warmly welcomed at the restaurants. Little diners will not be disappointed either, with the specially chosen dishes on The Westin Kids’ Menu.

All children receive a welcome discovery pack upon check-in containing a hat, colouring pencils, a map of the world and a make your own postcard kit. The fun doesn’t stop there either as during summer there’s a programme of indoor and outdoor activities including sandcastle building, treasure hunts, arts and crafts and team games. Whilst the children are occupied, adults can make the most of the two private lidos, the beach and the beautiful landscaped pool. For land lovers, there are tennis courts and a health and fitness centre providing the opportunity to burn off some calories.

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SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 3 Jan-28 Feb 2011 & 1-31 Oct 2011. • 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book by 30 Sep 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 31 Mar 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years Daily (on request in winter) 0900-1700 €10 per hr

BABYSITTING

From €11 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, buggies, potties, bottle warmers & baby monitors (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

340

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

3 hrs 5 mins

Nearest Airport

Malta

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,449 per family 7 nights high season from £3,299 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 interconnecting Deluxe Sea View Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Provence

France Style, sophistication and a spectacular setting. Sprawling pavement cafés, leisurely games of boules and lively markets typify the French lifestyle. The variety of landscapes from rolling vineyards to the hilltop villages and winding coastlines will delight. In the south you will find Provence, regarded as one of the most beautiful areas, that will stimulate your senses. Just a few kilometres from Nice sits the medieval town of Vence, known as the ‘City of Art’, and further north is the beautiful village of Tourrettes, surrounded by rolling hills of pine trees and lavender-filled fields. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

Indulge in the fabulous cuisine and wonderful scenery. France is a beautiful country often overlooked as it is so close to home, but its proximity to the UK is part of the attraction.

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Four Seasons Resort Provence In this wonderfully hidden corner of Provence, just outside the village of Fayence, the Four Seasons Resort is close to the glamour of the French Riviera. Four Seasons have nestled their signature blend of luxury and comfort amongst pine and oak trees, with a stunning backdrop of mountains and fields of lavender. Staff go out of their way to make young guests feel welcome making the resort an excellent choice for families. Set in intimate one and two-storey villa-style buildings, families will love the spacious Suites built with carved stone, each with separate living spaces and private terraces. Sleekly designed, comfortable

furnishings and striking artwork create a charming modern Provencal style that will delight guests. Children will be fully occupied at the hotel’s Kids For All Seasons Club. What’s more they’re thought of every step of the way with a welcome pack on arrival, child size bathrobes, their own in-room toiletries and children’s menus at the restaurants. Mum and dad can relax in the comfort and shade of the terrace or for added privacy, cabanas offer a secluded retreat. Amenities include a refreshing beverage, iced water, sun lotion, fresh towels and a cooling facial mist.

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Enjoy the amazing view whilst taking a refreshing dip in the large outdoor swimming pool. Golfers will be in paradise on the hotel’s two, year round golf courses, winding their way through pine and oak-clad hills and valleys. A state of the art spa offers a wide range of treatments using local organic produce such as olive oil, honey, lavender and herbs. Equally delicious are the hotel’s fine restaurants: Faventia with its contemporary Mediterranean specialties or Tousco Grill with its à la carte section and buffet.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

2-12 years Daily (May-Oct) 0930-1700

BABYSITTING

From €30 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, buggies, baby baths, bottle warmers & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

114

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

2 hrs

Nearest Airport

Nice

Transfer Time

45 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £3,139 per family 7 nights high season from £7,155 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Superior Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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As one of the first North African countries to receive overseas visitors, Tunisia has today developed a steadfast tourism infrastructure. The country offers families a diverse history, fantastic culture, sandy beaches and great value for money. AVcoVgdiZ IZcZg^[Z

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The Residence Spanning golden sand dunes and a seemingly endless beach, lies The Residence Tunis. This modern palace reflects the ArabAndalucian architecture of the region with arched alcoves, graceful columns and domed ceilings. The scent of orange blossom fills the air in this cool oasis of calm, while date palms shade lush gardens around the vast outdoor pool. Guest rooms are elegantly decorated in muted tones with influences of Tunisia’s Moorish heritage found in the furnishings and fabrics. All rooms have either a terrace or balcony with views of the gardens or the pool and the sea beyond. Internet access and

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tea and coffee making facilities come as standard, whilst interconnecting rooms can be guaranteed at time of booking. Open year round, the Dolphin Club provides an array of activities for 3 to 12 year olds both indoors and outdoors: arts, crafts, puzzles, electronic games, playground time and paddling pool fun. One of the biggest year round attractions of this resort is the impressive Thermes Marins de Carthage Thalassotherapy Spa. It offers a superb sea water pool and extensive beauty Thalasso treatments featuring Darphin products. For other healthy pursuits, there are tennis courts,

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a variety of water sports, an 18 hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and horse riding. French, Chinese and Authentic Tunisian are just three of the six restaurants to tempt your palate at dinner. Please note: the hotel’s private beach is not opening during the months of April to September. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 5. Valid for travel 3 Jan-31 Mar 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1 Nov-20 Dec 2010 & 1 Jun-20 Dec 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 year olds Daily 0900-1700

BABYSITTING

From TND10 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers & potties (charges may apply)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

164

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

3 hrs

Nearest Airport

Tunis

Transfer Time

15 minutes

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,412 per family 7 nights high season from £4,469 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Garden View Rooms, including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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From the Pyramids and bustling souks of Cairo, to the magical Nile and the spectacular reefs of the Red Sea - Egypt will enthral you. Sharm el Sheikh is a favourite with British holidaymakers due to its Mediterranean vibe. The crystal clear sea is a diverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise 86C6GN>HA6C9H and there is no shortage of activity, with golf, tennis, camel and horse riding and numerous bars, cafes and restaurants. Just 20 minutes north of Hurghada the man-made resort of El Gouna, offers the widest range of leisure activities of all the Red Sea resorts as well as a really safe environment for families. Choose from go karting, golfing, diving, kite surfing, boat trips or snorkelling, or indulge at the local restaurants, bars and shops. W&O TRAVEL RECOMMENDS

Egypt offers a fascinating family holiday and the locals provide warm hospitality. If you have blonde hair, expect an even friendlier reception, so be sure to dress modestly! The climate and tasty food are some of the key highlights of Egypt, but you may suffer from an upset stomach, whilst your body acclimatises.

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Four Seasons Resort Complementing the timeless serenity of the desert, the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh commands panoramic vistas of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Island of Tiran. Rooms, sleeping two adults and a child, feature secluded terrace or balcony, many with sea views. Larger families can easily be accommodated in the Gezira Suites. These suites are more spacious with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The splendid Royal Suite is a luxurious private residence with three bedrooms and bathrooms, its own private garden and pool.

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With three swimming pools, outdoor whirlpools and floodlit tennis courts, there are wonderful activities for all the family. Children are invited to join in the Kids For All Seasons Club to partake in activities including Egyptian arts, crafts and games and sand sculpting. Teenagers will be occupied with a variety of activities, including billiards, ping-pong and movies. The resort provides varied cuisine at the bars and restaurants. The Daniela Steiner Spa and Wellness Centre offers a comprehensive range of therapies in beautiful indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, as well as steam rooms, saunas and a Jacuzzi.

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15 minutes away is the bustling centre of Naama Bay. The area is renowned for snorkelling and diving, but with camel treks, jeep tours or visits to Bedouin villages, there is something for everyone. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 1-12 Dec 2010, 15 Jan1 Feb, 20 May-19 Jul & 1-31 Aug 2011. Excludes Superior Rooms.

essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-12 years Daily 0900-1700

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-16 years Daily (subject to demand) 1700-2200

BABYSITTING

From US$15 per hr (min 3 hrs)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby baths, potties & buggies

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

200

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Sharm el Sheikh

Transfer Time

10 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £3,109 per family 7 nights high season from £6,735 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Garden Gezira Suite including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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The Ritz Carlton Located on the shores of the Red Sea, with some of the best diving in the world, The Ritz Carlton is a luxurious hotel. It’s ideal for families due to its location on a sandy beach and family pool area offering waterfalls, pools and a lazy river. Accommodation is set in low-rise buildings in the gardens. Families will be most comfortable in the suites that offer a separate living area for children to sleep in. For more space and privacy, the Family Suite comprises a Red Sea Suite interconnected to a Deluxe Sea View Room.

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The hotel offers a wide choice of dining experiences and cuisine ranging from casual buffet to fine dining. Youngsters are catered for with the children’s menu.

Naama Bay with its bazaars, nightlife and casinos is just 15 minutes away and the hotel operates a complimentary shuttle bus service.

Children can join in fun activities at Ritz Kids including lazy river cruises, sandcastle building, snorkelling and much more. The Spa and Fitness Centre offers an extensive range of facilities and treatments including a well equipped fitness centre. There is even an Arabian massage tent overlooking the Red Sea. To make the most of the stunning location, partake in a snorkelling or diving session.

SPECIAL OFFERS

• 10% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 Apr 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 27 Nov-24 Dec 2010, 5 Jan-18 Feb, 11 May-31 Jul & 1-30 Sep 2011. • Free child accommodation available. Offers are not combinable.

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4-11 years Daily 0900-1700

BABYSITTING

From LE100 per hr (aged 1 and above)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Baby baths, highchairs, cots, sterilisers, buggies & potties (free of charge)

OUR RATING

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No of rooms

321

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Sharm el Sheikh

Transfer Time

20 mins

PRICEs - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,925 per family 7 nights high season from £4,825 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Standard Pool/Garden View Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Hyatt Regency The luxurious Hyatt Regency, set in beautifully landscaped gardens, is ideally situated where the towering mountains meet the clear sea. Families will like the beachfront location and proximity to Naama Bay. Accommodation in two storey clusters is spacious and elegant. Ranging from Sea View Rooms, Sea Front located on the first row near to the sea, to Regency Rooms and Suites. Interconnecting rooms can be guaranteed at the time of booking. Children will be kept entertained at the Oasis Kids’ Club with kids’ pool area, games room and supervised activities. For those

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with water wings, the lazy river and corkscrew slide will also provide hours of fun. There is plenty to keep guests active, including tennis, squash, billiards and a gym. For those wishing to take advantage of the hotel’s location near to the famous Garden Bay, snorkelling and diving are available, as well as a large range of water sports. For relaxation, the Club Olympus offers sauna, steam bath, whirlpool, plunge pool and a range of treatments. The hotel is just a five minute drive from Naama Bay with its nightlife and bazaars. A complimentary shuttle bus

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operates three times a day, so that guests may explore the area. However, for those who don’t wish to venture out and about, the hotel’s souk, designed in authentic style, offers a selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 9 Jan-6 Feb, 15 May-3 Jul, 31 Jul-21 Aug & 4-25 Sep 2011. • Free child accommodation available.

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4-12 years Daily 0900-1300, 1400-1800 (1700 in winter)

BABYSITTING

From LE100 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs, sterilisers bottle warmers & buggies (charges may apply)

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471

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Sharm el Sheikh

Transfer Time

10 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,229 per family 7 nights high season from £5,549 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Sea View Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Grand Rotana Resort & Spa The Grand Rotana Resort & Spa is a large hotel offering a wealth of facilities. It unites traditional Arabian hospitality with modern luxury in a tranquil setting. Surrounded by lush tropical landscape and over two thousand palm trees, the main focal point of the resort is the immense lagoon style pool, which, combined with an array of amenities for children, makes the hotel a great option for families. Accommodation is modern and airy. Deluxe Rooms and Premium Sea Front Rooms are recommended, as they have sea views and are closer to the beachfront. Both sleep two adults and a child. Family Suites have a living area and separate bedroom

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to sleep two adults and two children. Interconnecting rooms are also available and can be guaranteed at the time of booking. Youngsters will love the hotel. In addition to the activities offered at the kids’ club, there are pony rides along the seafront, a turtle house, playground, kids’ pool, waterslide and an open air amphitheatre playing movies.

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overlooks Tiran Bay, which is a popular spot for snorkelling and diving. As well as the main restaurant serving buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are à la carte Asian, Italian and Grill restaurants. Alternatively, there’s a wide choice of restaurants available in the bustling centre of Naama Bay, which is a ten minute drive away and can be reached by the hotel’s shuttle bus.

Whilst the kids are occupied, mum and dad can relax around SPECIAL OFFERS the pool, on the 450 metres stretch of private beach or at the • 10% off accommodation. Valid for spa, which offers an oasis of calm. travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Make use of the gym with sea Book by 31 Oct 2010. Valid for views, sauna and steam room or travel 1 May-31 Oct 2010. Book by indulge with a treatment. Located 30 Apr 2011. in Shark’s Bay the Grand Rotana

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4-12 years Daily 0900-1300 & 1500-1800

BABYSITTING

From US$15 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

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526

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 20 mins

Nearest Airport

Sharm el Sheikh

Transfer Time

15 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £1,815 per family 7 nights high season from £3,809 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 interconnecting Classic Rooms including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Top right: Standard Room

Concorde El Salam

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The Concorde El Salam occupies a unique location with views of the Red Sea and a long stretch of private beach. This all-inclusive hotel is a great choice for families wishing to budget, with a multitude of activities providing fun for people of all ages. Family Suites have a pleasant location around one of the pools. The décor is cool and light with Egyptian style fabrics and furnishings. Interconnecting rooms are also available. essential kids’ facts

Sun, sea and fun will keep the whole family entertained at the Concorde El Salam. Water sports, tennis, squash, horse riding, swimming and much more are available - even ice skating! SPECIAL OFFERS

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 1 Nov 2010-30 Apr 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Oct 2011. Book by 30 April 2011. • Free child accommodation available. OUR RATING

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3-12 years Daily 0900-1300, 1400-1730 & 2000-2200

No OF ROOMS

725

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 20 mins

BABYSITTING

From US$15 per hr

Nearest Airport

Sharm el Sheikh (10 mins)

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs (charges may apply)

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Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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The spacious, Mediterranean style Mövenpick Resort built amongst gardens and lagoons is directly located on the beach. Providing value for money, it’s ideal for families with its excellent children’s facilities and entertainment. Family Rooms accommodate larger families with a sleeping area for two children upstairs. Recreational facilities include a number of pools, tennis, essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

3-12 years 6 days a week 1000-1300 & 1430-1700

BABYSITTING

From LE50 per hr

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PRICES - All Inclusive Basis

PLAYGROUND

Yes

7 nights low season from £1,789 per family 7 nights high season from £3,286 per family

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Highchairs & cots (charges may apply)

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 connecting Front Area Rooms including transfers and flights from London.

Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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squash, bicycle hire and a gym. To unwind the Angsana spa offers a selection of treatments. SPECIAL OFFERS

• 15% off accommodation. Valid for travel 28 Oct 2010-28 Apr 2011. Book by 29 Oct 2010. Valid for travel 29 Apr-27 Oct 2011. Book by 28 Apr 2011. • Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 3-17 Dec 2010, 7-28 Jan & 27 May-24 Jun 2011. • Free child accommodation available. OUR RATING

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554

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

5 hrs 15 mins

Nearest Airport

Hurghada (30 mins)

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £2,201 per family 7 nights high season from £3,289 per family

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Al Waha, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Oman

One of the top resorts in the region, Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa comprising three individual hotels, is located on a sweeping sandy bay. Al Waha is the most family oriented with its interconnecting Family Rooms (with Playstation) and informal ambience. The Adventure Zone caters for children up to the age of eighteen and there’s also a kids’ club. From January to July they can get involved in the Turtle Nesting essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-7 years Daily 0930-1800

programme! There’s a large pool with a 500 metre lazy river linking Al Waha to Al Bandar hotel, and a range of dining, and sports options within the resort, including CHI, The Spa. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Stay 7 nights, pay 6. Valid for travel 8 Jan-30 Apr & 1 Sep-22 Dec 2011. Book 60 days prior. • Stay 4 nights, pay 3; stay 6 nights, pay 4 plus free upgrade to half board. Valid for travel 1 May-31 Aug 2011. OUR RATING

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262 rooms and suites

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

7 hrs Muscat (40 mins)

BABYSITTING

From OMR3 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

Nearest Airport

PLAYGROUND

Yes

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

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Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

7 nights low season from £3,999 per family 7 nights high season from £5,425 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Al Waha Interconnecting Room including transfers and flights from London.

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One&Only Royal Mirage One of the most popular resorts on Jumeirah Beach, One&Only Royal Mirage is divided into three distinct properties – The Palace, Arabian Court and the Residence & Spa. The excellent facilities include a superb selection of restaurants, land and water sports and a grand Arabian themed Spa with Hammam. The Palace and Arabian Court are particularly family friendly with interconnecting rooms available on request. The KidsOnly Club is essential kids’ facts KIDS’ CLUB

4-11 years Daily 1000-1230, 1430-1700 & 1800-2200

dubai located in a feature ‘fort’ in the gardens and offers an array of supervised activities and events ranging from henna painting to camel riding. SPECIAL OFFERS

• Complimentary half board. Valid for travel 1 Oct-25 Dec 2010, 10 Jan-25 Dec 2011. • Stay 5 nights, pay 4. Valid for travel 1 Oct–25 Dec 2010, 27 Feb-15 Apr, 25 Apr-21 Oct 2011. board.

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No OF ROOMS

467 rooms and suites

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

7 hrs Dubai International (40 mins)

BABYSITTING

From AED30 per hour

Nearest Airport

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis

PLAYGROUND

Yes

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

Bottle warmers, sterilisers potties, baby baths, high chairs & buggies

Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

7 nights low season from £3,769 per family 7 nights high season from £7,365 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Executive Suite, including transfers and flights from London.

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Atlantis, The Palm Atlantis, The Palm offers a fantasy holiday for families. Located on the outer fringe of The Palm Jumeirah and linked to the mainland by bridge and monorail, Dubai city is 30 minutes away and Dubai Marina only 10 minutes. This amazing resort offers spacious rooms comfortably accommodating two adults and two children, with views either over Palm Jumeirah or the Arabian Gulf.

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The resort offers numerous bars, restaurants, swimming pools, a selection of beach activities, Kids’ Club, Club Rush for teens, Dolphin Bay and unlimited access to Aquaventure Waterpark with exciting rides and experiences. Take a body slide into a tube and through the Shark Tank or try the adrenalin-rush of the Ziggurat slide. You also enjoy free access to The ‘Lost Chambers’ Aquarium, a central feature enjoyed by visitors of all ages, where you can watch a fascinating array of sea creatures.

Adults can also enjoy relaxing in the spa, tennis courts, fitness centre and shopping arcade! SPECIAL OFFERS

• 20% off accommodation. Valid for travel 9 Jan-3 Jun 2011. Book by 31 Oct 2010. • Free child accommodation available.

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4-12 years Daily 1100-2300 From AED80

TEENAGER ACTIVITIES

13-18 years 1600-1900 & 2000-2400 AED85 for night time activities

BABYSITTING

From AED90 per hour

KIDS’ POOL

Yes

PLAYGROUND

No

BABY FACILITIES ON REQUEST

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No of rooms

1539

Season

Year Round

Flying Time

7 hrs

Nearest Airport

Dubai International

Transfer Time

45 mins

PRICES - Bed & Breakfast Basis 7 nights low season from £5,309 per family 7 nights high season from £9,825 per family

Prices are based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing 2 Deluxe Rooms, including transfers and flights from London. Some facilities are chargeable in resort. Many must be pre-booked during high season. Please enquire for details.

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Treat yourself to something special... W&O Travel has a long-standing commercial relationship with British Airways, and we are proud of our affiliation with the airline. Among the benefits to you as a W&O Travel customer is that you are able to take advantage of some truly remarkable lowcost upgrades to British Airways Club Europe - and the beauty is that you can choose to upgrade both ways or one way in either direction. Please note that the number of seats allocated to each flight at our quoted upgrade supplement is strictly limited, therefore early booking is recommended.

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• Enjoy the tranquillity of a dedicated lounge where you can rest or enjoy the refreshments before your flight.

• Enjoy the convenience of a frequent schedule and flights to Europe’s most centrally located airports with the reliable, efficient and friendly service you expect from British Airways.

• At all times you can be assured of responsive, efficient service and high standards, making British Airways Club Europe the best choice. • The separate Club Europe cabin at the front of the aircraft gives you the seclusion and space you need to work, eat or relax. Simply sit back in your wide, comfortable contoured leather seat and enjoy your flight. Upgrade to Club Europe from £209**

**Upgrade prices are per person and are one-way. Bookings are subject to availability and advance booking may be required.

• With comfortable leather seats, the Euro Traveller economy cabin meets the standards you’d expect from British Airways. Catch up on the latest news with a selection of complimentary newspapers, or simply rest and enjoy the flight.


Know Before You Book – Please Read Brochure Accuracy Although we have made every effort to ensure that the content of this brochure is correct at the time of publication (August 2010), it is inevitable that circumstances may change. Facilities may be withdrawn due to maintenance e.g. the pool is closed as it needs a tile replaced. Public and religious festivals may also impact on the availability of facilities both in the hotel and the resort. We will endeavour to advise you of changes we are aware of prior to travel. All pictures shown have been checked for their accuracy; however it is realistic to assume these have been taken during the most favourable conditions so seasonal variation may apply. The room shots are intended to give an overall impression of the hotel and we can’t guarantee the décor will be the same in your room. No brochure, no matter how detailed, will be able to give you all the information you require, either prior to booking or during your holiday. For this reason we do recommend some personal research into your chosen destination(s) prior to booking. Your Travel Arrangements As you would expect from one of the leading tour operators to the Mediterranean, we offer a wide choice of flights from scheduled airlines to charter flights and low-cost airlines. Although the prices quoted in this brochure include flights from London, it goes without saying that there are many more convenient regional airports up and down the country. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol and others now offer an increasing range of chartered and low cost flights to destinations all around the Mediterranean. We are able to arrange departures from all over the UK, so if you have a local airport that would suit you better, please contact us and we will organise a quotation for you. Our Selected Hotels Virtually all of the properties featured are at least four star rising up to five star. This will generally ensure the good standard of accommodation and associated features; however we have no control over bookings accepted by hotels other than our own. The hotels we feature can be shared with guests from other countries, with differing customs and cultures. We believe there is no such thing as ‘the best hotel,’ however we are confident that we can find a gem within our large collection that will meet your personal taste and requirements. All of our hotels have their own special appeal. The hotel ratings throughout the brochure are based on our personal assessment. We regularly inspect the hotels in our programme and look for qualities that you may also find important, such as comfort of the rooms, location and facilities on offer. You will notice the star rating against each property. Please note that this is not an official hotel grading. We find these ratings vary vastly from country to country and are often graded on aspects of the hotel that may not be relevant to you, such as conference facilities and televisions in the room. Also note we are only legally responsible for resort/property information contained in our brochures and or websites. We are specifically not responsible for third party brochure or website promotions – for example by hotels or tourist boards and of course other tour operators. If your holiday enjoyment is dependent on a specific item, advise us well in advance so we can clarify availability and obtain written confirmation.

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Hotel Facilities The most popular months are generally June through to September when most hotels will anticipate high occupancy. Several of the hotels do close during the winter and autumn months, and gradually open facilities from April onwards depending on occupancy. It would be realistic to expect not all restaurants/pools will be open during the early spring/early autumn months. Several hotels do offer reduced prices in these months to compensate for reduced facilities. We will endeavour to notify you when a supplier informs us in advance of any service closure or reductions, however some operate this based on their daily occupancy levels and we therefore cannot know of this in advance. If you feel that a particular service is paramount to your holiday enjoyment please do inform us in advance. Essential Kids’ Facts On each page we have included an easy reference box with all the essential facts to help you choose the best hotel for your family. We have full details available of exactly which child facilities are available at our chosen hotels and resorts so please do enquire at the time of booking. Sometimes children of a certain age will not be permitted to use water sport facilities within a resort due to insurance limitations. Should you require further details of age restriction please enquire at the time of booking. Holidays for those with Disabilities Whilst we do accept bookings from those with a disability, not all of the properties featured are suitable. Please enquire specifically if you need any clarification and we will offer our suggestions based on your individual and personal requirements. Building Work If we receive prior advice we will inform you of any building work that we think may affect your holiday. However, please note that we have little or no control over building work taking place on private property that may be adjacent to one of our featured hotels. Holiday Prices Because of the choice we can offer you, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel featured and is based on both Low and High Season. These prices may also vary depending on a number of factors such as your exact date of travel, the total number travelling in your party and the configuration of the accommodation. All our quotations are personalised to your exact requirements and each quote will utilise the very best rates available at the time. To help you in choosing a holiday which is tailor made by us to your requirements, please call our sales experts, or visit your travel agent. The holiday price includes: • Return flights from London • Accommodation on the occupancy and board basis stated • Return transfers from the airport to your accommodation What’s Not Included in the Price • Holiday insurance • Transportation between your home and UK departure airport • UK regional flights to London • Food and beverage on flights (although some carriers offer these on a complimentary basis) • Car parking in the UK or resort • Porterage where not provided by the hotel • Tips and gratuities • Tourist taxes payable locally (usually a nominal nightly fee

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Hotel Offers All offers shown in this brochure were valid at the time of print and they have been applied to the holiday prices shown. Offers can change or be withdrawn at any time and some offers may be restricted to certain terms/ room types. Many more offers are released throughout the year. For the most up to date prices and offers please contact our travel consultants. Travel Advice A full 10 year passport is required for all adults and children, for travel to all destinations featured within our brochure. Your passport and air ticket must be in the same name, so if you have recently married and your passport is in your maiden name, your marriage certificate must accompany your travel documents. Passport and visa requirements are your responsibility and should be confirmed with the relevant embassy. We cannot accept any responsibility if you cannot travel due to failure to comply with passport, visa and immigration requirements. Health Requirements No vaccinations are currently compulsory for travel to any of the destinations featured in this brochure. However, we do suggest that you make a quick call to your GP shortly before your departure to check whether any inoculations are recommended for your chosen travel destination. Before You Fly With airlines no longer offering advance seat selection, we strongly recommend checking-in online when possible. This allows you to select your seats before arriving at the airport. Our Reservations staff can provide information and book you a chauffeur driven transfer, airport parking, overnight accommodation and airport lounges. Please ask for details. Hotel Check-in & Early Flights Hotel check-in policies vary at each hotel but you are typically permitted to occupy your room from 2-3pm. If you have an early flight and wish to guarantee early access to your room you will normally have to pay for an additional night. The same normally applies to late checkout. You will normally be required to checkout at about 11am. However, your hotel should be able to provide a room for you to be able to change clothes and freshen up. Please contact your consultant for more information. Meals and Hotel Restaurants Meal plans are available at most hotels. Pre-booked meal plans and all inclusive hotels may be restricted to the table d’hote menu although a credit is normally offered to be used against a la carte menus and specialty restaurants. During the winter season or times of low occupancy, hotels with a number of restaurants, may only open one restaurant each day on a rotational basis meaning that during a one week stay you should have the opportunity to dine in each restaurant at least once. If you have special dietary requirements please ensure you advise your consultant at the time of booking, however please note we cannot guarantee your request will be catered for. All-Inclusive Holidays It is standard practice at all inclusive hotels that not all bars and restaurants will operate on an all inclusive basis. Supplements may also be payable for premium branded drinks, as well as a la carte dining. Times of operation of the all inclusive package will also vary from hotel to hotel. Please note that the all inclusive package will end when you check out of your room. If your flight departs later in the day, it may be possible to pay a fee in resort to utilise the all inclusive service for longer.

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Representative Service We do not use local representatives as we have found over the years that your hotel’s concierge is often able to provide more up to date and impartial advice on places to see and eat. If you have any problems whilst away and need to speak to a member of staff we have a 24 hour, 365 day a year out of hours service. Details of this service will be included with your travel documents. If you do have any reason to be unhappy with your facilities or resort/hotel service, please bring this to the attention of senior management at the hotel or by contacting us through our emergency phone (number given in documentation), and this problem will usually be rectified. Car Hire We strongly recommend car hire during your stay at many of our hotels because of the added flexibility it provides. Our reservations team is able to organise this for you. They will also be able to quote competitive prices and advice on the documentation you will require. Your Safety Whilst Abroad Please take note of hotel suggestions on safety whilst at your hotel, particularly regarding balconies, safes, lifts, swimming pools and beach/sea use. Many of our hotels do offer water sports within the arrangements and these are generally covered under the hotels’ insurance (see also ‘Essential Kids’ Facts’). You might be expected to prove your proficiency prior to use and an additional charge may be made for instruction. You will probably be offered optional facilities by beach vendors – such usage would be strictly at your own risk. Frequently these vendors have no insurance and use deliberately faulty and dangerous equipment, making a good living off gullible visitors. Special Requests If you are celebrating a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or you are on your honeymoon, please ensure you advise us at the time of booking so we can forward this information to your hotel. If you have any specific dietary requirements we must be advised at the time of confirming your flight reservations so we can request you are catered for on your flights. Please note many airlines have a restricted number special meal options and not every request can be guaranteed. In cases of your dietary requirement being very specific we recommend you purchase sufficient refreshments for your journey once clearing customs. More and more airlines are removing the facility of pre-booking specific seats in economy class; however this facility is usually available if you check in on-line up to 48 hours prior to arriving at your departure airport. Consumer Protection The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL protected, since we hold Air Travel Organiser’s Licences granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6094. 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. We are also a member of ABTA, membership number Y1152. All package holidays that you buy from us that do not include a flight or other individual travel elements that you buy from us (e.g. accommodation only, car hire etc) are also protected for your security provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. For further information visit the ABTA website at www.abta.com.

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Booking Conditions Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully. They contain important information about your holiday contract. 1. CONTRACT Your contract is with Western & Oriental Travel Limited Trading as W&O Travel Kids in the Med of Welby House, 96 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DW, referred to as “we” or “us” in this contract. A binding contract is only entered into when we issue a confirmation invoice. By contacting us, and/or your travel agent, to make a booking you accept that you have the authority to bind all members of your party to these terms and conditions. It is essential that you check the travel details on the confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any errors. Your booking is also subject to the conditions of carriage of your chosen airline. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION When you buy a holiday package from us, The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and ensure that your money is refunded or that you are repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency (for all UK citizens, except residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). We are holders of Civil Aviation Authority ATOL licence 6094, which will protect any holiday package including a flight, except for residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as described in the paragraph above. If the holiday you buy from us is an ATOL-protected air holiday package 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 6094.

(C) CANCELLATION BY US Whilst we hope we will never have to cancel your holiday this does very occasionally happen and we reserve the right to do so. Should it be necessary to cancel your holiday we will endeavour to offer alternative travel arrangements of equivalent or similar standards, together with a price refund if appropriate. Alternatively we will provide a full and prompt refund. (D) FORCE MAJEURE Compensation will not be payable in any cases where an amendment, change or cancellation is due to “force majeure”, being unusual or unforeseeable events or circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid. These include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbance or strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disputes, technical or maintenance problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, levels of water in rivers, acts of God, closure of airports, changes of schedules or operational decisions of transport providers. (E) LOW BOOKINGS Compensation is not payable if a holiday or tour does not take place because a required minimum number of passengers to enable the holiday or tour to take place has not been reached and you were informed of that requirement at the time of booking.

Protection applies to all UK citizens , except residents of Channel Islands and Isle Of Man / or whose journey commences from these points.

8. PRICES All prices advertised or quoted are per person based on sharing a twin/double room and are in pounds sterling unless otherwise shown and are subject to change, up or down, until the booking is concluded. After that, we will only increase the price in limited circumstances to reflect increases in transportation costs (including fuel and airfares), dues, government approved taxes (including VAT), both in the UK and overseas, fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes and embarkation and disembarkation and security fees at airports), Government action or exchange rate variation. If the surcharge would increase the cost of your holiday by 10% or more, you may cancel your holiday and receive a full refund (except insurance premiums). We will absorb, and you will not be charged, for any increase equivalent to up to 2% of the original price of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees). No surcharges will be made within 30 days of departure. Prices in this brochure were calculated on the exchange rate of £1 = A1.15, £1 = US$1.49

3. ABTA We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y1152. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found on ABTA’s website www.abta.com

9. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOU We take care to ensure that all involved in the preparation and supply of your holiday maintain the highest standards. Please remember that the appropriate standards will be those prevalent in your destination which may not be the same as developed international standards.

The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences.

(a) We will pay reasonable compensation (subject to (c) below) if the product supplied to you is not of the standard described or contracted for by you. This compensation will be limited (except in the case of death or injury) to no more than twice the holiday price of the person affected.

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 All package holidays that you buy from us that do not include a flight or for other individual travel elements that you buy from us (eg accommodation only, car hire etc) are also protected with your security provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. For further information visit the ABTA website at www.abta.com.

The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com 4. PAYMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY A deposit of £250 per person or 10% of the total holiday price (whichever is greater) is required at the time of booking. We reserve the right to vary the deposit as appropriate. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks before departure, the full amount is due on booking. If any balance remains unpaid, travel documentation will not be issued and we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and apply the cancellation charge set out below. Final travel documents will usually be sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure. All money paid to a travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf. Payment must be in the currency of the invoice and you are responsible for bank charges. If you choose to pay the balance of your holiday by credit card a 2.5% levy will be charged. No charge is levied for payment by debit card. In some cases quotations will be based on instant purchase, limited availability non refundable airfares and full payment of the total holiday cost must be made at the time of booking. Full details will be given at the time of enquiry. 5. INFORMATION Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information in our brochure is as accurate as possible, it is published many months before your holiday takes place. We reserve the right to make changes to the brochure and any information it contains. You will be informed of any material changes before booking. Western & Oriental Travel are only responsible for information contained within our own publications and websites. We are specifically not responsible for third party information (from tourist boards and hotels for example) contained in any other brochures or websites. 6. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY YOU (A) AMENDMENT We will do our best to assist you in altering your arrangements after booking but cannot guarantee this will be possible. If alterations can be made you will be responsible for all extra charges and costs and we reserve the right to charge a £50 administration fee per person plus any applicable charges levied by our suppliers. We also reserve the right to treat any amendment less than eight weeks prior to departure as a cancellation and apply the cancellation charges set out below. (B) CANCELLATION All cancellations must be made in writing by the person who made the booking and are effective on the day we receive it. As we incur substantial costs and losses on a cancellation, we will apply the following cancellation charges: Number of days prior to departure Cancellation charge as percentage when cancellation notice received of total holiday price Up to 56 days 55-43 Days 42-31 Days 30 Days or less

Forfeit deposit 50% 75% 100%

(b) Should failure in your holiday arrangements relating to you or any member of your party being killed, injured or becoming ill during or as a result of, carriage by aircraft, ship, train or coach as part of the holiday arrangements organised by us our liability to pay compensation is limited in accordance with the liability of the carrier/service under any international convention which governs such services. (c) Our liability to you does not apply if you or any member of your group is at fault; if the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing the services which form part of our holiday contract with you; the failure is due to any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, which we could not have avoided even if we had used all care possible or the failure is due to any event which we or the supplier of any service could not help, expect or prevent. (d) Any acceptance of liability is subject to you agreeing to assign to us your rights against any third party responsible for the events leading to your claim and to you affording us all necessary assistance in pursuing that claim. 10. COMPLAINTS If you have any complaint or problem whilst on holiday you must inform us, our representatives or the supplier as soon as possible to give us the maximum opportunity to rectify it. Any unresolved complaints must be notified to us in writing within 30 days of your return. 11. PASSPORTS, VISAS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary passports are machine readable. You should also ensure that all necessary visas, international driving licences, vaccinations and other health documents are in order. All passports must have a validity of at least six months from your scheduled return date to the UK. You will generally need clear/clean pages for visas, as required, to be inserted. You must read all documentation that is supplied to you and ensure that all information contained within is correct. Failure to do so may incur amendment charges which are your responsibility. Some countries and airlines now require additional passenger information (API). We will inform you which countries require this information. This information is compulsory and is required by authorities. It is essential that all clients provide the API prior to travelling. Failure to provide this information may result in you being denied boarding for your flight. No refund will be permitted and any additional costs will be borne by the named clients. 12. TRAVEL INSURANCE Your holiday package with us does NOT include travel insurance and it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate insurance cover. In accordance with normal industry practice, we will require you to have adequate travel insurance to provide accident and medical cover before your holiday departs. Such insurance should ideally be valid from the date of booking, be valid throughout the holiday duration and financially cover any probable loss through cancellation, amendment, accident or health related problems. You should ensure you are covered for all activities you are planning on your trip. If you do not already have a travel insurance policy, you can visit our website to purchase excellent value single-trip and annual policies provided by Travel & General Insurance Company plc. For any assistance with insurance please call the insurers helpline directly on 0845 408 0583. 13. MEALS All pre-booked meals will be on a table d’hôte basis. Supplements can apply for à la carte items or restaurants. 14. SPECIAL REQUESTS Whilst we will endeavour to comply with any special requests such as airline seating, diet and room requirements, we can only do so on a “goodwill” basis. As these are usually only provided at the discretion of the relevant supplier, we cannot guarantee availability and cannot be held responsible if they are not provided. 15. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES We are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us and which form part of your holiday contract.

The penalties are in addition to the non-refundable elements of the booking which have been contracted on your behalf and notified to you.

16. JURISDICTION This contract is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If we are able to recover any of our losses from our suppliers, we will refund those to you subject to a reasonable administration fee.

17. DATA PROTECTION POLICY In order for us to process your booking we need to store and record your information, including data as supplied. This may include transfer of such information outside of the European Economic Area to parties involved in the arrangements of your holiday. Equally we use such information for updating our mailing lists and from time to time you may receive travel related information from us or from another company from within Western & Oriental plc. Should you not wish to receive such literature you must advise us in writing.

Agents or third party organisations acting on our behalf are unable to amend or change the contract or terms and conditions within it. 7. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY US (A) AMENDMENTS It is occasionally necessary for us to make changes to advertised products and services and we reserve the right to make such changes. In exceptional circumstances we may have to modify your holiday after booking. If the change is minor we will do our best to notify you in advance but are not obliged to do so and no compensation is payable. If the change is material (for example, a change of flight time by more than 12 hours, change of destination or to a lower standard of accommodation), we will notify you as soon as practically possible and offer you the choice of (i) accepting the alternative arrangements or (ii) arranging an alternative holiday with us or (iii) cancelling your holiday. Whichever option you choose we will pay you compensation unless the change has been caused by force majeure or low bookings as defined below. Days before departure Compensation per person 43 Nil 42-29 £40 28-15 £50 14-0 £70 (B) CHANGES DURING THE HOLIDAY If we are unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday whilst you are away, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra cost or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro-rata refund for any part of the holiday not received. This does not apply to minor changes in your accommodation, itinerary or transportation.

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18. UK FOREIGN OFFICE ADVICE ON OVERSEAS TRAVEL It is now assumed that British citizens are at risk of terrorism, be it in the UK or when travelling overseas. History has shown us these attacks can either be spontaneous or premeditated. For your guidance we suggest you visit the website of the Foreign Office on: ww.fco.gov.uk or tel: 0845 850 2829. The website is regularly updated and provides you with country-specific information, including advice on terrorism and general matters on health and safety. 19. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In addition to these general booking conditions, specific relevant destination information maybe contained within the individual brochures and websites. See Know Before You Book pages 72-73. Registered in England Number: 4438143 Welby House, 96 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1DW © Western & Oriental Travel Limited All rights reserved. Date of issue: September 2010

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