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Sandy Lane, Barbados “A famously gorgeous colonial-style hotel on a smooth, white Caribbean beach. Every single aspect of this idyllic place seems intent on making you go slow.’’ The Times

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Caribbean Barbados Luxury Villas Antigua St. Lucia The Grenadines & Grenada Anguilla, Nevis, St. Barths & The British Virgin Islands Jamaica The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Bermuda Mexico USA New York & East Coast Florida California & West Coast Las Vegas Arizona Hawaii Canada Luxury Cruising Private Travel Premium Class Travel Terms & Conditions Hotel Index

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SEASONS 2

We love where you’re going.

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And trust us, so will you. We’ve lived and breathed every destination in this brochure and cherry-picked the ones with added luxury and unabashed ooh la la. The value’s added with our absolutely unrivalled concierge service and hey, don’t forget that being in the know means that we can always offer the best holiday deal to suit you.


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The world’s your oyster.

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How would you like it served? If it absolutely has to be a four-poster bed on a beach, a sunset helicopter ride, or a particular one of the 80 kinds of snow (honestly!), we know where in the world to find it. We’ll only take you to the places we know, because we know you’ll love them.


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Tell us what you like.

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The more we get to know you and your idea of a peach-perfect holiday, the more we can do for you. See yourself sitting pretty in New York City, or cooling your jets in Cyprus? Heads Hawaii; tails Thailand? It all starts with one of us – dedicated to sorting it all out for you – right down to the last linen-crisp detail.


Huvafen Fushi, Maldives


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And now for some pure magic.

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Unadulterated luxury’s one thing; making it the stuff of memory requires a little bit of abracadabra... and it’s all about what and who we know. Where do you get the best Hammam in Marrakech? Who mixes the best martini in Miami? What’s the only seriously stylish way to cruise the Amalfi coast? We’ll take you to the most amazing places in the world. And then we’ll make them magical.


Huvafen Fushi, Maldives


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From the coolest ski resorts to the hottest beaches, we’ve got it covered. Exclusive venues with pure luxury; we will help find the best for you in the Caribbean, Mexico, USA and Canada. Or check out Europe and North Africa for something a little closer to home. Satisfy your taste for the exotic in the Indian Ocean, Middle East or the Far East. Or if cool is more your style, how about chilling in one of Switzerland’s glamorous ski resorts or the laid back, outback of the Rockies. If this still isn’t enough, our tailor-made programme provides a range of adventures. Choose from Africa, India, Bhutan, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. We live the places you’ll love.

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives


CARIBBEAN Hunker down by translucent shores and shady palms to breathe in jasmine and hibiscus and watch the hovering of miracle-winged hummingbirds.

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We live the places you’ll love. Set beneath the wonderful Pitons, The Jalouise Plantation in St. Lucia is the perfect setting to sample the delights of the region’s rum punch. If you need any advice, a professional in-house “rummelier” is on hand to help you select which of the native and international rums goes best with which recipe. So, relax and enjoy the ultimate sun downer!


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Barbados

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Caribbean

Barbados is Britain’s favourite Caribbean island, its delightful climate, blue waters and whitesand beaches being the primary reasons for its popularity. Beyond the pristine white-sand beaches, the varied watersports

fields of sugar cane and the swinging rhythms of calypso, with the

and superb golf courses, there is plenty more to occupy the whole

Bajan free and easy hospitality having many people coming back for

family. Barbados has appropriated a long list of British quirks and

more each year. The west coast provides the location for the best

traditions, from afternoon tea, cricket and horse racing, to Anglican

beaches and choice of exclusive hotels. Best of all, Barbados is a

parish churches, English place names and even a highland district

year-round destination. Why not utilise the services of our friendly and

called Scotland. In spite of these endearing quirks, Barbados remains

professional team in our island office, who are available to help with

a distinctly West Indian country, peppered with rum shops, endless

any query you may have.

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• Hire a car and visit the more rugged eastern coast • Take a horseriding tour of the island’s interior

Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Barbados, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick and Manchester


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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Colony Club Coral Reef Club The Sandpiper Sandy Lane The House Treasure Beach

Bridgetown

The Crane GRANTLEY ADAMS AIRPORT


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Sandy Lane

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Barbados

Casual sophistication at its very best, Sandy Lane is amongst the few truly worldclass beach resorts. Sandy Lane’s reputation as the most famous Caribbean resort has always been enviable. The resort’s original coral stone façade remains, its classic Palladian style still the perfect foil for the famous beach that fronts it. Three golf courses, including two of Tom Fazio design, are the envy of the Caribbean, whilst its stunning spa offers the latest and most exclusive treatments. The five-bedroom villa and each of the 112 guest rooms and suites are perfect examples of contemporary sophistication, with wall-mounted LCD TVs, spacious marble bathrooms and private balconies. The landscaped swimming pool complements the pristine white sands, whilst a children’s club and tennis courts combine with the golf courses and spa to ensure everyone is in heaven, no matter what their age or sporting preferences. The modern cuisine and Caribbean influences of the Bajan Blue restaurant are enhanced by the gourmet cuisine of L’Acajou, with the attentive service, ocean views and live music only adding to the refined tropical flavour.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Facts and prices Accommodation: 112 Guest Rooms and Suites and 1 five Bedroom Villa Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Orchid Room – Breakfast 7 Nights from £4715 – High Season 7 Nights from £3580 – Low Season


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We love The little things – the personalised bar and Make Up Room in your suite, the nightly ‘expression treat’, a Bentley transfer should you want it, the packing/ unpacking service… Bliss!


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Coral Reef Club

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Barbados

This member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers a dash of tropical style within its traditional elegance. Owned and managed by the O’Hara family since the 1950s, the younger generation has introduced the style and requirements of today whilst subtly retaining the finest traditions. The accommodation consists of just 88 rooms, cottages and suites, and overlooks the gardens, swimming pool or coral-sand beach. Charmingly appointed in an elegant island style, they feature air conditioning, ceiling fans, fridges, CD player/

Facts and prices Accommodation: 88 Guest Rooms Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden Room/Cottage – Half Board 7 Nights from £3330 – High Season 7 Nights from £2140 – Low Season

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clock radios, safes and private balconies, whilst the Luxury Cottages and Plantation Suites are the last word in tropical comfort: complete with their own private plunge pools, they are ideal for romantic stays. Fine-dining and personal service remain a high priority here and guests can anticipate classic dishes complemented by West Indian flavours, enhanced by ocean views and regular live entertainment. Recreational facilities include a dive school, catamaran trips, complimentary watersports, two swimming pools, tennis courts with complimentary coaching, children’s playground, a new spa and a fitness room.


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We love The beautiful, colonial-style spa, hidden amongst the exquisite gardens which you can actually tour on Wednesdays and Fridays.


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The Sandpiper

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Barbados

An intimate hideaway offering a fashionable west coast location, award-winning dining and personal attention. This Small Luxury Hotel of the World is a charming retreat, and over the years it has acquired a sense of style that still manages to dovetail perfectly with its oceanfront setting on the west coast of Barbados. The daytime hub is either the coral-sand beach or the beautifully landscaped swimming pool, whilst at night the spotlight moves onto the intimate bar and alfresco restaurant, reputed to offer one of the finest hotel dining experiences in Barbados. Eclectic delicacies, taking full advantage of fresh Caribbean ingredients and seafood, can be savoured here. The

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Sandpiper’s luxurious accommodation is beautifully appointed; all rooms

Accommodation: 47 Guest Rooms and Suites

have a private verandah, whilst one-and two-bedroom suites feature a sitting room and well equipped kitchen; useful for families. There are also two outstandingly designed Tree Top Suites with their own plunge pools. Tennis courts with complimentary coaching, a fitness centre, the use of sister hotel Coral Reef’s spa and complimentary watersports provide plenty of recreational amusement throughout the day.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden Room – Breakfast 7 Nights from £3015 – High Season 7 Nights from £2005 – Low Season


We love The utmost dedication to guest privacy and discretion; the kind that comes with a familyrun and internationally renowned resort.

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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion

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Barbados

The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is one of the most luxurious resorts to grace the beautiful west coast of Barbados. Set in eleven acres of tropical gardens, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion resembles a Barbadian plantation home and is ideal for couples seeking a relaxed, sophisticated retreat. In September 2010, this elegant and understated resort is undergoing extensive renovation. As well as refurbishing the 48 Oceanfront Deluxe Rooms and enhancing all public spaces, an additional room category of 24 Beachfront Junior Suites is

Facts and prices Accommodation: 72 Guest Rooms Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Ocean Front Deluxe Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £3575 – High Season 7 nights from £2220 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

being created. All rooms are perched right on the edge of the beach and offer a private balcony or terrace. Guests can relax around the pool or on the half-mile beach, and enjoy complimentary watersports. Children of all ages are invited to join their parents between 1st April and 31st October, with daily complimentary kids’ activities to keep them occupied. Located poolside, Café Taboras serves buffet breakfast and informal lunches, whilst Palm Terrace is the venue for elegant dinners; the à la carte menu enhanced by unparalleled sea views. Complimentary afternoon tea is also served daily and there is nightly entertainment to enjoy after dinner.


We love An ocean view is guaranteed in every room, and from 1st November to 30th March the resort is strictly adults only.

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The House

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Barbados

An adult-only contemporary haven in an ideal beachside location, in close proximity to the island’s capital. An all-adult, all-suite hotel just 20 minutes from Bridgetown in an elegant setting overlooking Paynes Bay, this is contemporary beach living with clean lines, crisp linen, palm-fringed pool overlooking an azure sea, and at-your-fingertips service. The House has the look and feel of an exclusive members’ club with sophisticated, design-conscious spaces filled with inconspicuous staff, and an informal air which makes for a relaxed atmosphere in one of Barbados’s chicest locations. All suites come with deluxe marble bathrooms and a spacious patio or balcony,

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with the largest suites enjoying multiple living and sleeping spaces,

Accommodation: 34 Suites

and all coming with spectacular sea or garden views. All day dining is available either in-suite or, until 10pm, at Daphne’s, sister restaurant to the famous London eatery and featuring a fine Italian menu. Champagne comes as standard with breakfast, just one of The House’s glamorous added extras, which also include a jet-lag massage upon arrival, complimentary watersports, and canapés at sundown.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View, Junior Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £2685 – High Season 7 nights from £2540 – Low Season


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Colony Club

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Barbados

This classic, much loved west coast hotel is a timeless and sophisticated beachfront retreat in St. James. A grand driveway flanked by casuarina trees sets the tone for an impeccable Bajan experience; a prime stretch of white-sand beachfront and languorous evenings that resound to the lazy strains of calypso and jazz. Accommodation is luxurious; each room decorated in light colours with vibrant touches, and with suites gracefully furnished with four-poster beds. All have a spacious balcony or patio, while many of the luxury poolside rooms have direct access to the four freshwater swimming lagoons. Pull up a lounger and sunbathe with attentive service to hand,

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or head to the fabulous beach, where the blue waters of the Caribbean

Accommodation: 96 Guest Rooms and Suites

Sea offer a wide range of watersports. Guests can also enjoy tennis on the floodlit courts or a workout in the fitness room. The hotel has two renowned restaurants: The Orchid Room, an intimate restaurant with an à la carte menu featuring local cuisine and an extensive wine list; and the Laguna Restaurant, with an open-air setting and views over the hotel’s tropical gardens.

Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Pool/Garden View Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £2660 – High Season 7 nights from £1955 – Low Season

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Treasure Beach

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Barbados

Friendly staff create a house party atmosphere in this delightful small hotel with an awardwinning restaurant. Located on Paynes Bay, one of the island’s best white-sand beaches; Treasure Beach, a well-kept secret of many repeat guests, is set in lush tropical gardens. Built in a horseshoe shape around the freshwater swimming pool, the suites face the pool, gardens or directly onto the ocean. All have open-air living areas extending to an outdoor patio or balcony, en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and walk-in shower, and air-

Facts and prices Accommodation: 35 Suites Transfer: 35 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £3000 – High Season 7 nights from £1750 – Low Season

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conditioned bedrooms. Tastefully decorated in cool shades, the suites include a wall safe, cable TV, complimentary WiFi high speed internet access for laptops, and wet bars. The three deluxe suites are light and airy and have amazing sea views, a terrace with private plunge pool, an oversized bathtub and a walk-in shower. The restaurant has received international acclaim for the seafood-inspired Bajan cuisine, combining fresh local produce with subtle European flavours. Watersports can be arranged, although Treasure Beach specialises in more low-key activities: a library, TV lounge and some of the best sunsets in the Caribbean.


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The insiders’ Barbados, secluded from the crowded west coast and with a beach second to none. The Caribbean’s first resort hotel, built in 1887 to exploit the powdersoft pink-sand of one of the finest beaches in the world, is now an expansive development whose combination of old-world charm and luxurious seclusion has created the insiders’ Barbadian hideaway. The Junior Suites feature king-size four-poster beds, floor to ceiling marble bathrooms with Jacuzzi tub, kitchenette and balconies with garden view.

Facts and prices Accommodation: 230 Junior Garden View Suites and Private Residences Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Barbados Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Junior Suite Garden View – Breakfast 7 nights from £4355 – High Season 7 nights from £2635 – Low Season

For a grander experience, upgrade to a Private Residence with separate living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, guest bathroom and spacious balconies with spectacular ocean views. Choose a Residence with a private plunge pool or a 28ft pool for additional luxury. For the ultimate experience, opt for a mega-spacious Penthouse complete with rooftop terrace and plunge pool. Facilities include five swimming pools; tennis courts and fitness centre as well as the Crane Village featuring 1887 Piano Bar with daily live music, and a range of boutiques including an art gallery. Four restaurants complete the facilities.

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Luxury Villas

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Caribbean

Our collection of luxury villas contains a selection of hand-picked properties in Barbados, and Mustique with further properties also available on request. Imagine having a leisurely day in the sunshine, sitting by the edge of

owner, with remarkable attention to detail in the construction and

your own private pool. A home away from home for just you and your

interior décor. Most also come with a dedicated staff to take care

partner, friends or family, with unlimited access to your own private

of you during your stay. Each property has been appraised by our

facilities. Our portfolio of properties includes opulent houses; hotel-

team to ensure it meets our rigorous standards. It’s only then that

based villas such as The Villa at Sandy Lane offering all the facilities

we’ll recommend it to you. This is a small selection of the properties

of the hotel; contemporary residences; beachfront apartments; and

from our villa portfolio, which also includes a collection of villas and

colonial villas, each reflecting the individual lifestyle and taste of their

apartments in Mustique.

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Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Barbados, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick and Manchester


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These exclusive marina residences are ideal for This special blend of elegant villas combines watersports enthusiasts. with all the attractions of a luxury resort. The unique Port St. Charles Marina lies on the west coast of Barbados

Unrivalled in stylish elegance, Royal Westmoreland offers a superior

and is an ideal choice for couples and families seeking the independence

selection of luxury five-star Celebrity, Premium and Royal Villas as well

of a villa holiday combined with the facilities of a resort. Accommodation

as a range of exquisite Penthouse Apartments all ranging in size. Situated

options include spacious one-two-or three-bedroom apartments and

around 759 acres of premier golf course and only five minutes to pristine

three-bedroom villas located on the beach or lagoon front. Each are

white beaches, with an array of amenities on resort including a luxury

individually styled by their owners and feature air-conditioned rooms,

spa, first-class tennis facility and watersports, there truly is something

en-suite marble bathrooms, cable TV and fully-equipped kitchens. Single

for everyone. Possibly the most attractive for discerning guests is the

level apartments front onto the lagoon or beach and offer superb open

stringent 24-hour security service operating strict entrance policies. This

views, whilst lagoon and beachfront villas are each set on three floors

gated community of exclusive superior villa homes and exceptional resort

with their own plunge pools overlooking the sea.

amenities makes Royal Westmoreland a popular choice.

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Accommodation: Sleeps up to 6 guests

Accommodation: Sleeps up to 6 guests

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Barbados Airport

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Barbados Airport

Price £ per villa: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per villa: Price does not include flights or transfers.

7 nights from £1970 per One Bedroom Lagoon Front Apartment – Low Season 7 nights from £3245 per One Bedroom Lagoon Front Apartment – High Season

7 nights from £2120 per Royal Villa

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Royal Westmoreland

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Fustic House Private Estate Fosters House

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Barbados

Barbados

This grand colonial style property is set on its own private estate.

Set on prime beachfront at Lower Carlton, this impressive villa makes a popular family choice.

Overlooking the picturesque St. Lucy coastline amongst 11 acres of

From the elegant façade through to the furnishings and exquisite

beautifully landscaped grounds. There are six sumptuous suites, five en-

attention to detail, Fosters House exudes style. The entire front has

suite and the sixth with an adjacent bathroom. All are air-conditioned with

balconies and patios which open onto the pool area, Jacuzzi and

ceiling fans, cable TV, DVD, BOSE stereo and wireless internet access.

sundeck, with stunning views of the coral-sand beach and Caribbean

There’s a stunning lagoon-style pool with sundeck, and the beach and a

Sea. All four bedrooms are en-suite and air-conditioned and there are

small speedboat are just a few minutes away. Table tennis and a games

ceiling fans throughout. The ground floor hosts the spacious family room

room will keep children happy and guests can also use the nearby

and open-plan living and dining areas which all merge onto the patio.

facilities at the Port St. Charles Marina. Exemplary cuisine is prepared

There’s also a small air-conditioned gym, a fitted kitchen and friendly

by the in-house chef who is widely regarded as one of the best in the

staff, including a cook. With magnificent views and magical sunsets,

Caribbean and has been delighting Fustic’s guests for over nine years.

outdoor dining on the poolside terrace is a must.

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Accommodation: Sleeps up to 12 guests

Accommodation: Sleeps up to 8 guests

Transfer: 1 hour by car from Barbados Airport

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Barbados Airport

Price £ per villa: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per villa: Price does not include flights or transfers.

7 nights from £16,275 per Villa

7 nights from £9580 per Villa

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


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Phibblestown

Seabreeze

Mustique

Mustique

A favourite with families, this spacious, wellequipped villa is located on the beachfront.

This elegant family home is within easy reach of many of the island’s activities.

This classic Caribbean villa sits on a rocky bluff beside the sea, with

The villa is set in the picturesque Endeavor Hills area and enjoys fabulous

a garden path leading down to the small beach. All five bedrooms are

views across the Caribbean Sea. The open design enables guests to

en-suite and air-conditioned, with the two bedrooms below terrace level

enjoy the feeling of space, gentle sea breezes and the beautiful, tranquil

offering four bunk beds suitable for children. Both the living and dining

location to the full. The spacious gardens are ideal for families with

rooms are open to gentle sea breezes and lead out onto the extensive

children. All six bedrooms are en-suite, air-conditioned and housed

terrace area with large infinity pool and spectacular sea views. Two

amongst the various buildings and levels to afford greater privacy. The

gazebos flank the pool and are ideal for outside dining or just taking life

terraced living room and study sit high above the sundeck and large

easy in the shade. As well as a TV and DVD player, the villa has a sound

freeform pool, whilst the dining room is surrounded by ponds. Luxury

system and internet access. A dedicated team of staff includes a butler,

features include an entertainment room with TV and DVD player; sound

cook, two maids and a gardener.

system, internet access, fitness room and a world-class kitchen.

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Accommodation: Sleeps up to 10 guests

Accommodation: Sleeps up to 12 guests

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Mustique Airport

Transfer: 5 minutes by car from Mustique Airport

Price £ per villa: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

7 nights from £25,850 per Villa

7 nights from £17,250 per Villa

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Antigua

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Caribbean

Antigua is an island of sun, sand and clear water. In fact, a different beach for every day of the year, the great majority rest inside the calm, protected waters of the island’s Caribbean side. Antigua’s sugar-white beaches and fabulous coral waters have drawn

jumping firmly into the big league of Caribbean tourism, the pace of

tourists in ever-increasing numbers over recent years. Now its luxury

life on Antigua remains deliciously slow and if you replace football

resort hotels are a further reason to visit. The gentle inland scenery

banter with cricket, Antiguans will love you. If you can tear yourself

might not be so dramatic as that found on other Caribbean islands,

away from the beach, the inland landscape is rolling and rustic, dotted

but Antigua more than compensates in other ways. If we focus on

with the crumbling brick chimneys of old sugar mills, which bear

beaches alone, then Antigua is hard to beat. This is a place for serious

witness to the long colonial era under the British. Why not hire a Jeep

relaxation, watersports, or a pleasant combination of the two. Despite

and explore the island at your own pace?

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Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Antigua, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick


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Galley Bay

Hermitage Bay

Curtain Bluff Carlisle Bay

V. C. BIRD AIRPORT

St. Johns

Long Island Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort

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Blue Waters The Cove Suites at Blue Waters


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Carlisle Bay

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Antigua

Sister hotel to the award-winning One Aldwych in London, Carlisle Bay brings contemporary luxury to Antigua. Sitting in a unique location between natural mangroves and a beautiful beach, Carlisle Bay is surrounded by dramatic, rainforest-covered hills. The hotel’s contemporary design makes quite an impact in this unspoilt tropical setting. There are 82 suites – from junior to three-bedroom – each irresistibly spacious with cool, calm interiors, crisp Frette linen and fantastic ocean views from their private terraces or balconies. Watersports include sailing and windsurfing, whilst nine tennis courts and an enticing pool are complemented by the exceptional spa, Blue; a

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state of-the-art gymnasium; open-air yoga and Pilates pavilion; sauna

Accommodation: 78 Beach/Ocean/Garden Suites & 4 Carlisle Suites

and plunge pools. There are facilities for teenagers, and for children of six months to twelve years there is a Cool Kids Club offering supervised activities. There is also a screening room showing movies daily, a groovy library and two excellent restaurants: Indigo on the Beach offers delicious healthy grills, fresh seafood and salads; while the pan-Asian restaurant, East, serves exciting food in a stunning contemporary setting.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Beach Balcony/Ocean Suite – Breakfast 7 Nights from £4740 – High Season 7 Nights from £3560 – Low Season


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We love A morning yoga session on the pavilion set amongst the property’s lush tropical gardens, followed by a Cinnamon Elixir juice by the pool.


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Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Antigua

Managed by the standard-setting Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Jumby Bay boasts one of the world’s best beaches. Jumby Bay is set on a 300-acre private island nestled just two miles off the coast of Antigua, its coastline edged by pristine white sands and its waters amongst the bluest of the islands. Guests arrive at Jumby Bay by a short, private boat journey; an exclusive experience that sets the tone for the rest of your stay. Noted for its landscape lush with rare tropical flowers, stately palm trees and abundant foliage, the island is also home

Facts and prices Accommodation: 56 Rooms, Suites and Villas Transfer: 13 minutes by car and boat from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Rondavel Room – All Inclusive 7 nights from £5273 – High Season 7 nights from £3835 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

to beautiful birds and brilliant reef fish. Recreational possibilities include day sailing, deep-sea fishing, scuba-diving and golf on the mainland, as well as day trips to nearby islands. An extensive $26 million renovation in 2008/2009 included the complete redesign and rebuilding of guest accommodation along with the addition of new suites with private pools, a total renovation of the open-air Verandah Restaurant and the addition of Sense, A Rosewood Spa®. Located steps from the white-sand beach, the open-air spa features five sumptuously-designed personal spa suites including a special duet suite.


We love The extra sense of exclusivity you get on an island only accessible by boat, and one with three textbook-perfect white sandy beaches at that!

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Hermitage Bay

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Antigua

Contemporary style meets colonial charm in this all-suite resort: a collection of chic cottages on the beach and hillside. Hermitage Bay is a glamorous addition to Antigua. Located in a secluded bay on the west coast of the island, this all-suite resort fronts a whitesand beach and has fabulous views across the Caribbean sea. The detached, single-storey residences are tucked away in 10 acres of gardens, up on a hillside overlooking the sea or a few steps from the beach. Built from tropical hardwoods, the shingle roofed cottages sit prettily in the landscape and recall the island’s colonial past. Inside, a neutral palette and contemporary décor are the backdrop to unobtrusive

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luxury: king-size beds dressed in fine linens, air conditioning, a bathtub

Accommodation: 25 Suites

for two, flatscreen TV, iPod docking station, internet connection and outdoor shower. For complete seclusion, book a Hillside Pool Suite, offering over 1,000ft2 of space, views from all rooms, a large plunge pool and a wraparound open deck incorporating a lounge area and daybeds. A beachside restaurant, spa, freshwater pool and watersports await should you decide to leave your suite.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 35 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Beach Cottage Suite – All Inclusive 7 nights from £3450 – High Season 7 nights from £2940 – Low Season


We love ANTIGUA

The total serenity of a resort miles from any other, complemented by charming staff whose service verge on extrasensory perception!

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We love The Rock Cottage, voted by Harper’s and Queen as the best waterfront villa in the world – it’s mouth-wateringly gorgeous!

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Blue Waters

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Antigua

This beach resort puts the emphasis on personal service and fine-dining and offers an all-inclusive meal plan. Blue Waters is a treat for the senses. From its palm-studded lobby and bougainvillea-strewn gardens to its white-sand beaches, it could never be anything other than a stylish Caribbean resort. Guest rooms, junior suites and villas are hidden away in the terraced gardens or just steps from the sands, their amenities including cable TVs, refrigerators and private terraces. Those seeking something extra special may like

Facts and prices Accommodation: 67 Guest Rooms, 32 Suites, 3 Villas and 4 Penthouses Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Superior Hillside Room – All Inclusive 7 nights from £2735 – High Season 7 nights from £2410 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

to consider the luxurious Rock Cottage; perched on a rocky outcrop a few minutes’ walk from the main facilities, it offers five bedrooms and a plunge pool and, of course, wonderful sea views. Delicious meals are served in the alfresco Palm Restaurant; the cliff-top Cove Restaurant with awe-inspiring views; or Vyviens for those in the mood for a gourmet treat. Whilst relaxation is the theme behind most days, seven swimming pools (four exclusively for Cove Suite guests), a tennis court, fitness centre and complimentary non-motorised watersports and sailing are all available for those in a more active frame of mind.


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A new collection of suites and penthouses brings even more luxury into the mix at one of Antigua’s favourite resorts. Blue Waters is one of Antigua’s longest established and most loved resorts, drawing visitors back with this award-winning mix of a great location on the private and secluded Soldiers Bay, carefully designed accommodation and friendly service. The Cove Suites are the newest accommodation at the resort. These lavish and super-spacious suites and penthouses take luxury to the max and are located in their own

Facts and prices Accommodation: 24 Suites and 4 Penthouses Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Cove Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £3660 – High Season 7 nights from £2385 – Low Season

landscaped gardens, with four infinity pools reserved exclusively for residents’ use. Each 730ft2 suite has a large bathroom with free-standing bath, plasma television and a balcony or patio with spectacular views out to sea. The three-bedroom penthouses measure a vast 2,690ft2 and have a lounge, dining area and sweeping, 200-degree views. Guests of the Cove Suites have full access to the leisure facilities of Blue Waters which include non-motorised watersports, a fitness centre and a tennis court. Dining options span the alfresco Palm Restaurant, the new cliff-side Cove Restaurant and the à la carte Vyviens.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Galley Bay

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Antigua

Galley Bay is a secluded and relaxing allinclusive retreat that cleverly turns island rusticity into tropical style. Galley Bay offers an intimate cluster of cottages, rooms and suites that range between the rustic and the glamorous. Almost everything here is focused upon the sweeping white-sand beach: the wooden sundeck closely hugging its extensive curves, and the alfresco restaurants opening out onto panoramic sea views. The swimming pool and the unique Gauguin Cottages with splash pools have the lush, tropical gardens as their backdrop, while the premium beachfront suites are as close to the sands as it is possible to be; the contemporary split-level

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suites feature a sunken living room and spectacular views. Days here

Accommodation: 98 Guest Rooms

are conducive to self-indulgence, guests choosing to either relax upon the beach, take advantage of the complimentary facilities that include windsurfing and sailing or enjoy a spot of pampering at Spa Indulge. Euro-Caribbean cuisine is served in the elegant Sea Grape or more intimate Gauguin restaurant, or for something extra special try Ismay’s (supplement payable locally).

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Superior Beachfront Room – All Inclusive 7 nights from £3145 – High Season 7 nights from £2615 – Low Season


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Curtain Bluff

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Antigua

A resort with a breathtaking oceanfront setting, Curtain Bluff is an excellent choice for couples and families alike. Whilst Curtain Bluff has long been renowned for its club-like ambience, exemplary service levels and 25,000-bottle wine cellar, its perfect location is what really sets it apart. It dominates a private bluff on Antigua’s south coast, its Caribbean beach tranquil and calm, its Atlantic beach deliciously windblown and wild. The air-conditioned guest rooms and suites take full advantage of this spectacular setting; their stylish interiors dominated by dramatic ocean views. They deliberately eschew modern conveniences such as TVs and radios, preferring to rely upon

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the views for entertainment. Curtain Bluff is a sporting paradise, with

Accommodation: 72 Guest Rooms and Suites

complimentary activities including tennis and squash courts, a fitness centre, aerobics, yoga, Pilates, a swimming pool and watersports including deep sea fishing, snorkelling and scuba-diving for certified divers. The fabulous spa, set on the water’s edge with views over the sea, has five treatment rooms and a cliff-edge infinity hot tub. Evenings begin with canapés and apéritifs in the bar followed by alfresco dinners.

Transfer: 25 minutes by car from Antigua Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Oleander Ocean View/Garden Suite – All Inclusive 7 nights from £3040 – High Season 7 nights from £2645 – Low Season

www.seasons.co.uk


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St. Lucia

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

St. Lucia is the sort of island that travellers to the Caribbean dream about: a small, lush, tropical gem with stunning scenery that is still relatively unknown. As one of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, the Atlantic

is broken only by verdant fields and orchards of banana, coconut,

Ocean kisses its eastern shore, while the beaches of the west coast

mango and papaya trees. St. Lucia has been inhabited since long

owe their beauty to the calm Caribbean Sea. In natural beauty, St.

before colonial times and its cultural treasures are a fascinating

Lucia seems like an island plucked from the South Pacific and set

melange of its rich past and its many different traditions. The island’s

down in the Caribbean. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks – the Pitons –

people have earned a well-deserved reputation for their warmth

soar 2,000ft up from the sea, sheltering magnificent rainforests where

and charm and the island itself is dotted with aged fortresses, small

wild orchids, giant ferns and birds of paradise flourish. The rainforest

villages and open-air markets.

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• Hike through lush rainforest to the stunning Pitons • Visit Soufrière volcano, the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater

Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in St. Lucia, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick


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Castries

Marigot Bay

Jade Mountain The Jalousie Plantation

HEWANORRA AIRPORT

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Cotton Bay Village


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Jade Mountain

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

St. Lucia

This extraordinary resort is an architectural and stylistic tour de force with a jaw-dropping location overlooking the Pitons. When he created Jade Mountain, architect-owner Nick Troubetzkoy threw the rule book out of the window. This exclusive resort within the resort of Anse Chastanet has been designed to take full advantage of its spectacular mountain location overlooking the Piton World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea. Each Infinity Pool Sanctuary has a dramatic personality of its own, with unique layout, furnishings and fittings. These

Facts and prices Accommodation: 24 Pool Sanctuaries and 5 Sky Jacuzzi Suites Transfer: 50 minutes by car from Hewanorra Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Sky Jacuzzi Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £4419 – High Season 7 nights from £3668 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

are grand, sweeping spaces, in which bedroom, living room and infinityedge pool segue into each other. One entire wall is missing, opening up the sanctuary into the landscape. There are also five Sky Jacuzzi Suites available. The resort is deliberately technology-free – there are no telephones, radio or television, although WiFi can be obtained on request. A special à la carte spa menu has been created to offer spa treatments in the privacy of your sanctuary; alternatively, there is a boutique spa and the Jade Mountain Club with a large ornamental pool, terrace with a 360-degree view panorama and casual restaurant.


We love The new Luxury Villas with their private deck and stylish interiors and Rum cocktails in the trendy Cane Bar.

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Nestled between the majestic Piton Mountains and boasting one of the most dramatic locations in the Caribbean. The resort is surrounded by tropical rainforest and flanked by a breathtaking white-sand beach. The antiques dotted about its grounds and public rooms are charming reflections of its origins as an 18th century sugar estate. The newly renovated Sugar Mill suites provide the ultimate in convenience and comfort with private plunge pools, secluded walled gardens and some come with roof top open-air lounges. The

Facts and prices Accommodation: 112 Guest Rooms, Villas & Luxury Villas Transfer: 50 minutes by car from Hewanorra Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Sugar Mill Room – Room Only 7 nights from £2250 – High Season 7 nights from £1525 – Low Season

Mountain and Ocean View Villas boast the same elegant styling. Choose between one and two-bedrooms, Superior and Grand Luxury Villas. The three restaurants cater for a variety of moods, with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served at The Bayside; gourmet dinners at The Great Room; and lighter fare served at The Cane Bar. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, PADI dive centre, the Rainforest spa and supervised activities for children, as well as non-motorised watersports. Certified divers receive one complimentary beach dive per day while non-divers can try one free beginner’s dive.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Cotton Bay Village

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

St. Lucia

This village-style, luxury villa resort offers extensive facilities which will prove popular with families and friends alike. This is the perfect Caribbean resort for families, especially those with young children. Built between a sandy crescent beach and an 18-hole golf course, the village comprises a choice of one, two, three and fourbedroom luxury villas. Some overlooking the giant 35m lagoon pool and some with private pools and the services of a personal butler. This is a real home from home and affords the choice between the privacy of a private residence (with designer kitchen) and the services of a first class hotel. Facilities include Heaven, an award-winning spa and one of the

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islands premier restaurants Piano Piano. More casual dining throughout

Accommodation: 74 Villas

the day can be found at the Beach Club 1461, whilst Bruschetta – the Deli provides for shopping and as an alternative eatery. Kids can enjoy The Hummingbird Kids’ Club which offers a full range of services and activities to children aged 3-11 years; Créche services available for under 3’s and children aged 11-16 years can enjoy a variety of activities such as board games, nature walks, table tennis and movies.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 1 hour and 30 minutes by car from Hewanorra Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Tamarind Apartment – Room Only 7 nights from £1895 – High Season 7 nights from £1800 – Low Season


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Marigot Bay

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St. Lucia

Set in a natural harbour near the bustling capital of Castries, this elegant resort has Caribbean cool with a dash of city chic. Featured in many Hollywood movies and described by the author James A. Michener as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean”, Marigot Bay, on the north-west of the island, is a yachtman’s haven. Looking onto the sea is this beautifully landscaped resort situated between the shoreline and lush hillside. Rooms and suites, with views across the bay, are clustered around the pool or beneath the hill; with cool white walls and full-length teak shuttered doors they create an environment that’s contemporary yet utterly Caribbean. The resort’s two restaurants

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and two bars offer everything from tasty snacks to haute cuisine. There

Accommodation: 66 Guest Rooms and 56 Suites

are five other eateries around the bay, accessible by boat. A shuttle conveniently takes guests the few hundred yards to the beach, whilst the full Lapli Spa & Fitness Centre provides a pampering range of ESPA body and beauty treatments. The astoundingly beautiful topography and ecology of St. Lucia is right on your doorstep: spot brilliant exotic birds in and around the resort, or go hiking in the mountains.

Transfer: 50 minutes by car from Hewanorra Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Resort View Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £2110 – High Season 7 nights from £1895 – Low Season

www.seasons.co.uk


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The Grenadines & Grenada

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

Just the name The Grenadines evokes an emotive response with visions of exotic, idyllic island life. A short hop from Barbados, these perfect islands are easily accessible. Imagine an island chain buried deep within the Caribbean Sea,

waiting to be explored; beaches stretch out before you and the pace

uncluttered by tourist exploitation; white-sand beaches on deserted

of life slows to a crawl. These islands have enchanted sailors for

islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shore and barely a soul

centuries, and continue to do so. Whether you have your own vessel

around. Thirty-two islands dot the seascape, all vying to one-up each

or are happy to hitch a ride, the island-hopping opportunities are

other in terms of tranquility. Once you get off the big island and into

irresistible. It’s also little wonder that these islands are a favourite

the Grenadines, everything changes. Gone are the traffic, the hustle

destination with honeymooners. Islands in our portfolio include:

and the pavement. All you’re left with is a smattering of tiny islands

Grenada, Palm Island and Mustique.

Tailor-made • Visit one of the working spice estates on Grenada • Island hop around The Grenadines

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Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in The Grenadines and Grenada, please enquire for further details

Flights • Grenada: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct, with a touchdown en route) from London Gatwick • Grenadines: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick with an onward connection


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St. Vincent

Kingstown

E.T. JOSHUA AIRPORT

The Grenadines Grenada

FORT DE FRANCE AIRPORT

Mustique Cotton House

St. George’s

Spice Island Beach Resort Palm Island ASHTON AIRPORT

POINT SALINES AIRPORT


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Cotton House

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Mustique

Mustique is one of the most exclusive private islands in the world and Cotton House is the island’s only full-service hotel. Cotton House sits in 13 acres of gardens just 30 metres from the nearest Caribbean beach and is within easy driving distance of another eight deserted bays. During the day the focus is upon the powdery white sands, with breeze-cooled lunches served at the Beach Café overlooking the Caribbean Sea. At night the spotlight moves onto the Great Room: originally an 18th century coral stone warehouse and now an antique-

Facts and prices Accommodation: 17 Guest Rooms Transfer: 50 minutes inter-island flight from Barbados to Mustique and 5 minutes by car Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Cottage – Breakfast 7 nights from £3250 – High Season 7 nights from £2390 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

strewn haven where guests can enjoy candlelit dinners complemented by an extensive wine list. Horseriding, tennis, snorkelling, scuba-diving and day sails are available, although those in the mood to relax may seek nothing more than the swimming pool or spa. The accommodation is cool and relaxing and offers garden or ocean views, while guests looking for extra luxury can enjoy the Duplex Suites with private plunge pools. For those seeking privacy there is a two-bedroom Cotton Hill Residence which, with its large private pool, is perfect for families wanting something special.


We love Lunching or dining alfresco on the freshest fish and seafood at the very water’s edge of Endeavour Bay.

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Palm Island

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Grenadines

Palm Island is a private-island paradise with an emphasis on rustic elegance, fine dining and personal service. One hundred and thirty five acres of graceful palm groves, nature trails and five world-class beaches tempt discerning travellers in search of an elegant Caribbean escape. Care has been taken to ensure the resort is in harmony with its surroundings. Thatch, bamboo and terracotta establish an ambience of elegant rusticity in the public areas. The guest rooms, including island lofts and plantation suites’ feature louvre windows, woven rattan ceilings and private terraces. Most of the rooms are set on or close to the beach, whilst the rest are set in the gardens. During the day, guests can relax on the Caribbean beaches, by the free-form pool or stroll to the Atlantic coastline. Snorkelling, fishing and boat trips are all ways of exploring the waters, whilst a tennis court, cycling, a fitness room and massage treatments feature amongst the land-based activities. All meals and drinks are included in stays here. The Sunset Restaurant is perfect for lunchtime grills whilst the Royal Palm Restaurant offers a romantic fine-dining experience and there is regular entertainment.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Facts and prices Accommodation: 41 Guest Rooms and 2 Villas Transfer: 45 minutes inter-island flight from Barbados and 10 minutes boat transfer Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Palm View Room – All Inclusive 7 nights from £2725 – High Season 7 nights from £2240 – Low Season


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Spice Island Beach Resort

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Grenada

Owned by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family, this resort offers a blend of traditional Caribbean and contemporary chic. Scented gardens lead to a wide choice of accommodation, with 64 suites, some with private pools, offering the highest standards of luxury. Each features flatscreen TV, DVD player, complimentary minibar, Frette linens and Molton Brown amenities. The Cinnamon and Saffron Suites sit on the breathtaking Grand Anse beach and interconnect with the elegant and spacious Seagrape Suites, offering stylish beachfront living, ideal for families. For the ultimate luxury, four Royal Private Pool Suites indulge the senses with large living areas, four-poster beds, a private swimming

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pool and sauna. Janissa’s Spa offers a menu of incredible treatments

Accommodation: 64 Suites

using Dermalogica products and local oils. A central swimming pool, tennis court and a dive and watersports centre await, along with the most delectable dining experiences at the Sea & Surf bar and lounge and the open-air gourmet restaurant, Oliver’s. Children aged three and over are welcome at the Nutmeg Pod, their own activity centre and the first of its kind on Grenada.

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Grenada Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Oleander Ocean View/Garden Suite – All Inclusive 7 nights from £3040 – High Season 7 nights from £2645 – Low Season

www.seasons.co.uk


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Anguilla, Nevis, St. Barths & The British Virgin Islands

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

Nestled within the northern constellation of Caribbean islands are some of the world’s most exclusive hideaways and playgrounds. Anguilla is a serene and secluded holiday destination with crystal

sophistication combined with a wonderful choice of top French

blue sea and white-sand beaches; some of the best in the Caribbean

cuisine and exclusive shopping, all reminiscent of St. Tropez. The

in fact. Naturally they are a magnet for sun worshippers, who simply

British Virgin Islands are home to some magnificent coastlines and

want to relax. Nevis is the sleepiest island in the Caribbean and

a choice of awe-inspiring island resorts. With the sheltered waters

unique for its remarkable preservation of West Indian culture: an

affording some of the finest sailing opportunities in the Caribbean,

opportunity to experience the ‘real’ Caribbean largely untouched

powdery white-sand beaches, lush green mountains and sheltered

by tourism. St. Barths offers the ultimate in luxury and tropical

yacht-filled harbours characterise these islands.

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• Take a chartered yacht around The British Virgin Islands • Take lunch at Zurra on Anguilla

Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Anguilla, Nevis, St. Barths and The British Virgin Islands, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick to Antigua then onward connections with LIAT


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NEWCASTLE AIRPORT

Anguilla

Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Nevis

The Valley WALLBLAKE AIRPORT

Charlestown

Viceroy Anguilla Cap Juluca

Hotel St. Barth Isle de France Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort VIRGIN GORDA AIRPORT

Eden Rock

ST BARTHELEMY AIRPORT

St. Barths

Road Town

Gustavia Peter Island

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Cap Juluca

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Anguilla

The award-winning Cap Juluca is an opulent Moroccan oasis, perfect for beachcombers wanting relaxation. Cap Juluca, with its dramatic Moroccan design, is set amidst 179 tropical acres on a mile-long crescent-shaped beach. The luxurious rooms and suites are housed in oceanfront villas no more than 40m from the white sands. Rooms feature air conditioning, private verandahs and complimentary WiFi, whilst Pool Suites offer separate lounges, dining areas and their own freshwater pools. The beach – with oversized

Facts and prices Accommodation: 97 Guest Rooms Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Anguilla Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Luxury Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £4177 – High Season 7 nights from £2520 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

chaises lounges and five beach cabana bars – plays host to activities: complimentary windsurfing, waterskiing and snorkelling. A junior Olympic freshwater pool, fitness centre, spa treatments, t’ai chi, aqua golf driving range and three tennis courts are also right on hand. Cap Juluca’s reputation for fine-dining is known throughout the Caribbean and whilst privacy-seeking guests often take continental breakfast on their own patios, the casual beachfront dining of Blue is complemented by the Pan Asian delicacies of Spice and the fine dining of Pimms. The Main House offers an extensive library and lounge where afternoon tea is served.


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An oasis of tranquility and luxury; sleek, sexy architecture and décor; private pools for all; and 3,500ft of white-sand beach. Viceroy’s first Caribbean resort set new standards for Anguilla when it opened in 2009. Its 35 verdant acres and 3,500ft of serene white-sand beach frontage along both Barnes and Meads Bays are exquisitely complemented by the crisp, clean lines of its California-influenced architecture and interiors designed by the renowned Kelly Wearstler. Its accommodations – all with private pools – range from oceanfront villas

Facts and prices Accommodation: 166 Guest Rooms, Suites, Penthouses and Villas Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Anguilla Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Resort View Room – Room Only 7 nights from £3700 – High Season 7 nights from £2530 – Low Season

and beachfront suites to custom-designed guestrooms, and their creamy palette and textures of metal, wood, glass and stone contrast with the rugged beauty of their surroundings. Features include outdoor showers, Sferra linens, fully-equipped kitchens and outdoor cooking and dining areas for alfresco entertaining, although the latter competes with the stunning bay vistas available at the Sunset Lounge, signature restaurant Cobà and cliffside Half Shell beach bar. The glittering Sunset Pool, array of watersports and superb spa and fitness centre complete the top drawer attractions placing this new resort among the very best.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Anguilla


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Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Nevis

An award-winning resort amidst 350 acres of tropical gardens and coconut plantations on the stunning island of Nevis. A spectacular resort whose impressive leisure facilities make the most of the island’s almost perennially perfect weather. Air-conditioned guest rooms and suites either overlook the ocean or the magnificent golf course and feature a furnished outdoor verandah or patio. Oversized full marble bathrooms include a deep soaking tub and a separate shower. Recreational facilities include three infinity pools overlooking Pinney’s Beach, complimentary non-motorised watersports, a Peter Burwash Tennis Centre, children’s programmes for three to nine year olds and a

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gym, health club and spa offering beauty treatments and massages. For

Accommodation: 196 Guest Rooms

golf fanatics, the world-renowned, Robert Trent Jones Jnr 18-hole golf course rolls up Nevis Peak, and back down towards the waters edge. Dining options include Neve, a casual restaurant featuring an inventive Italian menu (a special childrens menu is available); Mango, an oceanfront venue offering local flavours; plus rotisserie specialities and seafood served in The Dining Room, with light lunches available poolside.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Nevis Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Mountainside Room – Room Only 7 nights from £2675 – High Season 7 nights from £1740 – Low Season


We love That the watersports are superb and the celeb credentials a bonus, but best of all is diving for lobsters to eat later at the beach barbecue!

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Hotel St. Barth Isle de France

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St. Barthélemy

A fashionable resort blessed with understated French charm, a spectacular beach setting and a Molton Brown Spa. This boutique-style hotel is distinctly Gallic; testament to the finer things in life. At its hub lies the beachfront plantation-style estate house with its swimming pool, alfresco restaurant and collection of rooms and junior suites. Four Beach Suites featuring private infinity plunge pools sit directly on the beach, whilst the remaining bungalows and suites lie amid tropical gardens. All are appointed with stylish simplicity, enhanced by

Facts and prices Accommodation: 39 Guest Rooms and Suites Transfer: 5 minutes by car from St. Barthélemy Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £3505 – High Season 7 nights from £2685 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

every home comfort including marble bathrooms, satellite TVs, an iPod base, DVD systems and mini-fridges. Those seeking romance might be interested in the rooms with four-poster beds and Jacuzzi bathtubs, whilst three luxury suites offer anything from a quaint private courtyard to a private pool. Families can take advantage of the Flamands Villas (3-bedroom suites) from autumn 2010. Days centre around the beach and the two main pools, a fully-equipped gymnasium and the Molton Brown spa. Fine-dining is very much the focus here; the French chef of La Case de l’Isle beach restaurant serving light Mediterranean cuisine.


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Eden Rock

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Elegant, chic and individual, Eden Rock has long been a magnet for gushing reviews on fashionable St. Barths. Casual yet stylish attire is the order of the day, whether relaxing barefoot at the Sand Bar & Pub or dining at the hotel’s On-The-Rocks Restaurant with its spectacular setting. Originally opened in the 1950s, Eden Rock has retained the enviable reputation of being the place to be seen on the fashionable island of St. Barths and offers guests an impeccably refined holiday. Each and every room is uniquely designed and furnished: the

Facts and prices Accommodation: 32 Guest Rooms, Suites and Beach Houses and 2 Eden Rock Estate Villas Transfer: 10 minutes by car from St. Barthélemy Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden Cottage – Breakfast 7 nights from £3815 – High Season 7 nights from £2605 – Low Season

Garbo Suite, for instance, has been refurbished in true Hollywood style, while the Howard Hughes Loft Suite is state-of-the-art with spectacular 360-degree views of the ocean. Add to this two of the most exclusive villas arguably on earth: the Villa Nina and Villa Rockstar featuring the most sumptuous suites imaginable. The hotel has its own private whitesand beach; and boat trips, diving and sailing are all available. There is also a gym, plus two designer boutiques: The Rockshop and The Art Gallery. Private yachts and Jeeps are available for hire and it’s just a stroll to the choicest of French shopping at nearby St. Jean.

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Peter Island

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

British Virgin Islands

Built in the 1960s by Norwegian millionaire Peter Smedwig, this resort ranks as one of the Caribbean’s finest properties. The largest private island in the British Virgin Islands and with eight miles of trails and five superb beaches theres plenty to explore. There are lots of complimentary activities such as various watersports, tennis, a fitness centre, mountain bikes and snorkelling. There is also a highly qualified dive centre. The resort flaunts a spectacular spa set in a sheltered haven at the north end of Big Reef Bay. Steam rooms and 12 separate treatment rooms – including the two thatched couples’ ‘Bohios’ for openair treatments – all sit on five acres of beach and gardens with a large

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oval pool. All guest quarters, from Villa Estates to Beach Front Suites,

Accommodation: 52 Guest Rooms and 3 Villa Estates

are splashed liberally with Caribbean colours. French doors open onto private balconies with views of sailing boats drifting through Sir Francis Drake’s Channel. Many rooms have high, beamed ceilings, two-person Jacuzzi and sea views. Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill offers light lunches and dinners, whilst Tradewinds is an intimate restaurant with views of Tortola. Why not upgrade to all-inclusive, exclusive to UK guests?

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 20 minutes by boat from Beef Island Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Ocean View Room – Full Board 7 nights from £3355 – High Season 7 nights from £2780 – Low Season


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Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort

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Virgin Gorda – British Virgin Islands

This famous Caribbean resort has emerged even more beautiful and luxurious after a multi-million dollar facelift. Little Dix Bay boasts a spectacular setting on Virgin Gorda; the reefprotected lagoon and beach and half-mile cresent beach its undoubted natural highlights. The 100 guest rooms and suites are furnished to the very highest standard and include amenities such as air conditioning, fridge/minibars and private patios. Some look out towards the bay, whilst others are beachside and set on stilts. Indeed the ocean is never far away, with sunfish sailing, waterskiing, snorkelling, private boat trips and deep-sea fishing all on the agenda here. A complimentary water

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shuttle service encourages exploration of 13 nearby beaches, whilst

Accommodation: 100 Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas

seven tennis courts, a fitness centre, a cliffside spa, a new beachfront swimming pool and a children’s club for those between three and sixteen years complete the facilties. Dining is also an important feature, with lavish buffet breakfast in The Pavilion dining room enhanced by casual lunches at the Beach Grill and gourmet dinners in the Sugar Mill. There is live entertainment most evenings.

Transfer: 20 minutes by boat from Beef Island Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View Room – Room only 7 nights from £2660 – High Season 7 nights from £2370 – Low Season

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Jamaica

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

Our selected resorts are not only ideal for enjoying Jamaica’s diverse scenery, but are also charming reflections of the island’s cultural heritage and laid-back lifestyle. Jamaica exhibits the usual white-sand beaches and blue-green

colonial reminders of its former association with Britain. The island is

waters of the Caribbean, but it is its dramatic inland scenery that

a favourite with artists, writers and musicians hoping to be inspired

is the added bonus. From the aptly named Blue Mountains, to the

by its scenic splendour and soothed by its laid-back lifestyle and

spectacular Dunn’s River Falls and rafting along the Martha Brae,

colourful reggae rhythms, which give the country its identity and its

this is definitely somewhere worth lingering. Lovingly restored Great

visitors a true flavour of the West Indies. Jamaica offers an endless

Houses scatter the island and afternoon teas are still served at many

list of activities: enjoy watersports, golfing, sailing, horseriding on the

of the hotels; along with cricket being a national obsession,

beach, visit the famous Dunns River Falls, or just simply relax.

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• Take a horse ride through the tropical rainforest • Spend an afternoon discovering the history of Rose Hall Great House

Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Jamaica, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick  • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick


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MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT

Round Hill

Jamaica Inn Royal Plantation

KINGSTON AIRPORT

Kingston


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Round Hill

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Montego Bay – Jamaica

Relaxed style and timeless elegant glamour – both of which can be found at this stylish, low-key resort. Round Hill dominates a tranquil peninsula just outside Montego Bay. There are 36 ocean view rooms and 74 very spacious suites in twoto six-bedroom villas, most with private pool. The oceanfront rooms have been designed by Ralph Lauren and are the epitome of relaxed tropical beach living. Romantic four-poster mahogany bamboo beds and sumptuous furniture add to guests’ comfort. Round Hill’s relaxing

Facts and prices Accommodation: 36 Guest Rooms and 74 Suites in 27 Villas Transfer: 25 minutes by car from Montego Bay Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Ocean Front Room/Superior Villa Suite – Room Only 7 nights from £2905 – High Season 7 nights from £2030 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

days transform into twilight cocktails in the bar followed by delicious dinners in one of the two restaurants (one seasonal). For complete relaxation, experience the Round Hill Spa. Located in an 18th century plantation house, it features Elemis products and offers ten treatment rooms including the romantic outside exotic garden loft; a swimming pool; and a tranquil area. Enjoy tennis and complimentary non-motorised watersports activities, go snorkelling on the reef or just laze away the day beside the new stunning pool area. The Pineapple Kids’ Club keeps youngsters aged three to twelve well entertained.


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We love Saltfish and fried dumplings on the terrace; knowing Noel Coward and Grace Kelly dined here, is just culinary magic!


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Jamaica Inn

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Ocho Rios – Jamaica

This classic hotel sits on one of Jamaica’s finest beaches and is as sought-after today as it was in Winston Churchill’s time. Jamaica Inn was one of the hotels that established the Caribbean as the world’s favourite playground, and retains its emphasis on gracious living whilst offering the modern amenities that today’s guests enjoy. Overlooking the sea from every viewpoint, this luxury retreat has 47 suites (including two very sought-after, exclusive suites) and four oneand two-bedroom cottages. Suites are either beachfront, at the water’s edge or in the gardens with views of the ocean; each distinguished by its period furnishings, cool white fabrics and spacious alfresco sitting area

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complete with full-size sofa, wing chair, breakfast table and writing desk.

Accommodation: 47 Suites and 4 One-and Two-Bedroom Cottages

Louvre doors lead to the bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Dinner is a distinctly elegant yet relaxed affair, served on the lamp-lit terrace beneath the stars and accompanied by fine wines and live music. Days here are known for being equally relaxed either on the beach or around the pool, complemented by a fitness room, snorkelling, sailing, kayaking and openair KiYara Ocean Spa offering treatments drawn from plants of the island.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 1 hour 30 minutes by car from Montego Bay Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Deluxe Verandah Suite – Room Only 7 nights from £2840 – High Season 7 nights from £1905 – Low Season


We love Sitting under your own palapa on the soft, Champagne-coloured sand of the 700ft beach, Planter’s Punch in hand.

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The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

In recent years, the Turks & Caicos have come out of their shell, making the transformation from the ‘forgotten islands’ to the ‘new Bahamas’. The Bahamas’ 700 islands probably boast more beaches than the

and over 30 deserted cays, offering unspoilt natural beauty. Visitors

rest of the Caribbean put together and have rightly earned their

come for pristine coral reefs and the remarkable peace and quiet. As

reputation as a dream holiday destination. The reefs are rich in marine

the islands came late to the tourism scene, the authorities were able

life and The Bahamas offer over 1,000 dive sites. Anything from super

to set up national parks before severe damage was done to the reefs.

casinos to deserted pink sand beaches can be found here. The Turks

If you’re visiting between late December and the end of April, look out

& Caicos offer a slow pace of life together with opportunities for

for the Humpback Whales, passing through on their annual migration.

world-class diving and deep-sea fishing. There are eight islands

The Turks & Caicos are perfect for a romantic getaway.

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• Swim with dolphins a t Dolphin Cay, Bahamas • Take an eco tour around some of the more isolated islands

Flights • The Bahamas: British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • Turks & Caicos: British Airways (direct) from London Heathrow


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Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat Amanyara PROVIDENCIALES AIRPORT

The Veranda

Turks & Caicos NASSAU AIRPORT

Nassau One&Only Ocean Club The Cove Atlantis

The Bahamas

Grand Turk


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The Cove Atlantis

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

The Bahamas

This stylish and dynamic resort within the exciting world of Atlantis offers panoramic ocean vistas from every suite. Contemporary in design, the suites feature open floor plans with unobstructed ocean views. Each suite has a full or French balcony and is complete with modern amenities including TVs, Bose surround sound and internet access. The Mesa Grill showcases Bobby Flay and his southwestern cuisine with a Bahamian twist, whilst Mosaic offers a fresh concept in gourmet cuisine. The inviting lobby lounge, Sea Glass, is the

Facts and prices Accommodation: 600 Suites Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Nassau Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Beach Balcony/Ocean Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £3170 – High Season 7 nights from £2115 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

perfect setting for stunning sunset views, while Cain at The Cove creates a lively poolside environment for cocktails. Overlooking the beautiful white-sand beaches are the Cove’s luxurious beachfront cabanas, butler serviced and equipped with all the modern amenities including a private bathroom. The Atlantis Kids’ Adventures and Club Rush cater for guests up to 17 years with a wide range of activities. Guests also have access to the activities at Atlantis, Paradise Island, including Aquaventure’s water slides and river rides and a seven-acre snorkelling lagoon. During your stay visit Dolphin Cay, a dolphin interaction and education centre.


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One&Only Ocean Club

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Nestled peacefully on the delicate white sands of Paradise Island, this alluring beachfront resort is legendary. Once the private estate of A&P heir Huntington Hartford II, this resort reflects the refined quality of an elegant colonial manor. The resort features stunning Versailles gardens and 12th century Augustinian cloisters. The 105 guest rooms and suites are housed either in the Hartford Wing overlooking the palmstudded lawns, or in the Crescent Wing with unrestricted ocean views. Each one features marble

Facts and prices Accommodation: 105 Guest Rooms, Suites and Villas Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Nassau Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View Room 7 nights from £3235 – High Season 7 nights from £2370 – Low Season

bathrooms, Frette linens and spacious patios or balconies, whilst threeor four-bedroom residential-style villas await for those seeking ultimate privacy. Watersports and the One&Only Spa combine with tennis, golf and fitness facilities to occupy the days. The French-Asian cuisine of the ultra-stylish Dune restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten offers the freshest seafood accompanied by fine wines. Other dining options include the open-air Courtyard Terrace, the Pool Terrace Café, and The Clubhouse overlooking the Golf Course at One&Only Ocean Club. Guests can also dine at nearby Atlantis Paradise Island and Marina Village.

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The Bahamas


We love The fantastic Asian, Mediterranean and COMO Shambhala cuisine, but don’t miss the house Caicos lobster!

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Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Turks & Caicos

The low-key ambience and Zen-like tranquility of this luxury resort attract a very high-profile and discerning clientele. This resort lies on its own 1000-acre private island. It is the epitome of contemporary chic, with a clever combination of simple décor, impeccable service and recreational activities all designed to de-stress. Guests can choose between rooms, suites and villas, all with spectacular views from their wooden verandahs. The two- and three-bedroom beach villas flaunt their own private swimming pools and butler service, whilst one-bedroom villas and beach houses offer their own private plunge pools. Situated beyond the main resort’s mile-long stretch of

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porcelain white sand there is also a collection of private homes available.

Accommodation: 66 Guest Rooms & Suites

A favourite during the day is the infinity-edge pool, with tennis, fitness facilities and watersports also available. Eastern-style body treatments, massages and therapies are offered at the award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat. Light lunches are served at the poolside restaurant, Lotus, which in the evening offers an Asian and Caribbean inspired menu, whilst Mediterranean dishes can be found at the Terrace restaurant.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 35 minutes by motor launch from Providenciales Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £2725 – High Season 7 nights from £2240 – Low Season


TURKS & CAICOS

Amanyara

The Veranda

Turks & Caicos

Turks & Caicos

Amanresorts’ first foray into the Caribbean brings über-luxury to a fantasy setting.

Modern, elegant and all-inclusive, in a dreamy Caribbean setting.

Located on the north-western coast of providenciales, this is – as its

Set along over 800ft of powder-white sand, The Veranda is a unique, fully

name translates – a peaceful place. Forty Balinese-style pavilions and

inclusive resort that takes its cue from the sexy-modern coastal resorts

20 private villa homes, grouped around tranquil ponds or along the

of Key West and Nantucket, yet its heart remains distinctively Caribbean.

oceanfront, strike a bold architectural note. Many guests choose to

Whitewashed loveliness is everywhere, from the suites and the three-or

spend their days by the 50m infinity pool. A fine stretch of pristine, white-

four-bedroom beachfront villas with private plunge pools, to the Keith

sand beach and rocky outcrops provides snorkelling, while some of the

Hobbs-designed bar, to the delightful Sabai Spa and to Marin, the

world’s best reef and wall diving is just 180m offshore. Savour fine Asian

signature beachfront restaurant with its lounge peering over the stunning

and Mediterranean cuisine on the oceanside terrace of the Restaurant.

Grace Bay Beach.

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Accommodation: 40 Guest Rooms and 20 Private Villa Homes

Accommodation: 168 Studios and Suites and 8 Beachfront Cottages

Transfer: 35 minutes by car from Providenciales Airport

Transfer: 10 minutes by car from Providenciales Airport

Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

Pavilion Room – Room Only 7 nights from £5755 – High Season 7 nights from £4195 – Low Season

Garden View Studio – All Inclusive 7 nights from £3395 – High Season 7 nights from £2490 – Low Season

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Bermuda

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Caribbean

Bermuda is surely one of the world’s prettiest islands, with a strong colonial heritage, picturesque bays and magnificent golf courses exerting a heady appeal on visitors. The sub-tropical island of Bermuda lies 600 miles off the east coast

first-class. Bermuda is a watersports paradise: marvel at the diving

of America in the Atlantic Ocean and 800 miles north of the Caribbean

available at over 400 historic shipwrecks or snorkel around the vast

Sea. The coral pink sands and turquoise coves are enhanced by

coral reef. Those looking for something a little more adventurous

manicured lawns and quaint cottages reflecting the island’s strong

should sample big-game fishing, take a Boston Whaler around the

colonial heritage as a British colony. In addition to its long maritime

bays, or you may wish to just sit back and relax on a chartered yacht.

history it offers visitors museums, art galleries and a pristine capital

Although Bermuda’s winter temperatures are very pleasant and golf

city. There is no trace of the slower, more laid-back style of the West

can be played on the championship courses at any time of the year,

Indies here; the way of life is sophisticated and the infrastructure is

serious sun-worshippers should visit between April and November.

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• Tour Fantasy Cave – a 120ft underground cave system • Play golf on one of eight championship courses

Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in Bermuda, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick


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Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa Hamilton

Elbow Beach

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

BERMUDA AIRPORT


We love The fun to be had at sea, especially as captain of a motorboat exploring Ely’s Harbour and the Great Sound.

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Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa

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Sandys – Bermuda

This charming resort is romantic and secluded, yet it also boasts first-class recreational and spa facilities. Not only does Cambridge Beaches satisfy the desire for idyllic subtropical scenery and fine-dining, it also boasts an exclusive collection of pastel-pink cottages, with the resort scattered over a 30-acre peninsula and edged by four pink-sand beaches. The cottage rooms and suites (some with private pools; currently unique in Bermuda) have private terraces with lovely ocean or bay views. The two-bedroom cottages,

Facts and prices Accommodation: 94 Guest Rooms, Suites & Pool Suites Transfer: 50 minutes by car from Bermuda Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Deluxe Room – Half board 7 nights from £3290 – High Season 7 nights from £2385 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Allspice, Pegem and Windswept, are one-of-a-kind units. In addition to the tennis courts, infinity ocean pool, watersports marina and regular ferries into Hamilton, the impressive Aquarian Baths and Ocean Spa offer a Roman-style pool, lap pool, fitness centre and treatment rooms. Breakfast can be served on cottage patios, lunch is a pool or beachside affair, while afternoon tea is taken in the Main House. For dinner, as well as private dining, choose between the informal Shutters Café; Breezes alfresco restaurant; the Tamarisk Room Restaurant; Mangrove Bay Terrace; or take advantage of the dine-around facility at nearby hotels.


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Named after the beautiful pink-sands on which it resides, Elbow Beach is an intimate luxury resort. Elbow Beach, Bermuda is an intimate luxury resort featuring 98 guest rooms and suites spread amongst tropical gardens. The newly refurbished guestrooms have been enhanced with advanced in-room entertainment systems with 200 channels of HD television and music programming, luxurious soft furnishings, iPod docking stations and personal espresso machines. Facilities include The Spa at Elbow Beach,

Facts and prices Accommodation: 98 Guest Rooms Transfer: 25 minutes by car from Bermuda Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Deluxe Ocean View – Room Only 7 nights from £2255 – High Season 7 nights from £1815 – Low Season

offering six individual spa suites with natural wood flooring, hand-crafted granite soaking tubs and garden and ocean views; as well as a fitness room, five tennis courts, a putting green and swimming pool. The cuisine here comes with a real sense of heritage as befits the first hotel to open on the island’s South Shore over a century ago. It has been leading the way in fine-dining ever since. The award-winning Lido offers innovative Mediterranean cuisine with a panoramic ocean view, Sea Breeze Terrace has delicious tapas and sushi under the stars, and the only place to enjoy bistro dining right on the beach is Mickey’s Beach Bistro & Bar.

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Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Paget – Bermuda


MEXICO A unique fusion of Spanish and Mesoamerican cultures with a colourful menu of culinary delights to match. Delicioso!

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We live the places you’ll love. Stay at Banyan Tree Mayakoba and let Oscar of 4Worlds Expeditions – the expert of the 1,500 year old pyramids of Chichen Itza – release your imagination to experience this new Seventh Wonder of the World. He will transport you back in time to discover how the temple played a central role in Mayan life.


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Mexico

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Yucátan Peninsula & Baja Peninsula

Mexico’s vibrant culture adds zest to some exceptional resorts. A place of contrasting landscapes, ranging from rainforests and tropical beaches to dusty deserts. Flamboyant and colourful, Mexico is the product of a 20,000-year

and faces the great Mayan Reef, the second largest coral reef in

history embracing Aztec, Mayan and Toltec civilisations. In addition

the world, with tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins. It is also close

to the vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, there are also some exclusive

enough for visits to the Mayan masterpieces at coastal Tulum and the

Pacific Coast hacienda hideaways. Los Cabos, at the southern tip of

incomparable ancient city of Chichen Itza. Relax or enjoy recreational

the Bayan Peninsula, offers some spectacular scenery with untouched

activities at luxurious resorts nestled in the jungle, with hotels offering

beaches of golden sand, breathtaking cliffs and secret coves. The

exclusive golf courses, spas and white-sand beaches, where you can

Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya is fringed by the Caribbean Sea

bask in the sun and indulge in all kinds of watersports.

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Flights • Cancun: British Airways (direct) from London Gatwick • San Jose Los Cabos: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow to Miami then onward connection


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LOS CABOS AIRPORT

Las Ventanas al ParaĂ­so, A Rosewood Resort One&Only Palmilla

CANCUN AIRPORT

Mexico City

Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya Banyan Tree Mayakoba


We love The Ice Fountain and Mayan Temazcal contribution to the fabulous spa’s reputation as one of the finest in the hemisphere.

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Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Riviera Maya – Yucátan Peninsula

Escapism meets ancient culture in an exotic beachside sanctuary near the Mayan sites of the Yucátan Peninsula. A super-cool tropical hideaway, Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is only 30 minutes from the airport. Set in 36 acres of jungle, mangrove reserves and lagoons, it fronts the white-sand beaches of Riviera Maya and is conveniently near the Mayan sites of Tulum, Chichen Itza and Coba. The resort wraps itself around a spectacular cenote – a deep freshwater lake, sacred to the Mayans. This, the lagoons, the meandering canals or the Caribbean Sea, is the view from your room. Spacious and airy, constructed of native exotic woods, stone and bamboo and with

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concealed technology, the rooms epitomise Mandarin Oriental chic. All

Accommodation: 128 Guest Rooms

have an outdoor bathtub in a private terrace or garden; some have a plunge pool. There are three pools, and fantastic snorkelling and fishing off the beach. Close at hand are two championship golf courses and a dive centre. Enjoy gourmet cuisine with Mexican accents in the Ambar restaurant and, if you want to go out to play, Playa del Carmen, with its bars and boutiques, is just 10 minutes away.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Cancun Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Deluxe Cenote Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £3485 – High Season 7 nights from £2650 – Low Season


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Banyan Tree Mayakoba

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Riviera Maya – Yucátan Peninsula

Style and nature go hand-in-hand at this super-luxurious Mexican retreat, with the Great Maya Reef on your doorstep. Nature meets design made for coffee table books in this gated, exclusive enclave on Mexico’s famed Riviera Maya coast, home to the second largest coral reef in the world. Opened in March 2009 to rapturous applause from all the people that matter, Mayakoba prides itself on its meticulously maintained ecosystem of dunes, mangroves and freshwater lagoons and its whiter-than-white sandy beach with its toes in the Caribbean Sea – as well as the pristine accommodation in this pool villa-only resort. There are five types of villa to choose from, whether it’s

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on the beach or with its own spa, and each is stylishly decorated with

Accommodation: 107 Pool Villas and Townhouses

handcrafted Mayan furnishings and comes with its own private garden. There are also three-bedroom townhouses for larger groups, coming with roof deck and of course a pool. There are nine dining options, from the deliriously romantic ‘drifting dinner’ aboard the resort’s trajinera to beachside at Sands. Predictably, the spa is extraordinary and the golf courtesy of Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón.

Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Cancun Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden Pool Villa – Breakfast 7 nights from £3480 – High Season 7 nights from £2735 – Low Season

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Los Cabos – Baja Peninsula

Windows to Paradise – not an exaggeration here, where unashamed luxury and exemplary service are assured. This sophisticated hideaway is set on the beach overlooking the sapphire Sea of Cortez. Vibrant Mexican artwork abounds: avant-garde paintings, precious artefacts and carved furnishings are scattered throughout the resort. Bright, spacious and air-conditioned, the suites maintain a muted but inescapable Mexican style. Full butler service, luxurious bathrooms, king size beds, satellite TV, CD and DVD players feature, along with

Facts and prices Accommodation: 71 Suites Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Los Cabos Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Garden View Junior Suite – Breakfast 7 nights from £4055 – High Season 7 nights from £3440 – Low Season

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

a wood-burning fireplace for romantic evenings and a telescope for stargazing. Luxury suites also offer a Jacuzzi and infinity-edge pool; perfect to take the heat out of the midday sun. Beside the main pool, butlers provide pre-loaded iPods, chilled towels, Evian sprays and sunglass cleaning. Similar pampering occurs at the tennis courts where your own ball boy is provided. There is an acclaimed holistic spa and fitness centre. Dine under the stars, on the beach or in The Restaurant where Mediterranean-inspired cuisine holds sway. At the open-air Sea Grill, fine cuisine is prepared on wood-burning grills and ovens.


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This serenely private and elegant resort was once the favourite tropical haunt of Ernest Hemingway. A tropical hideaway and reflecting the style of grand haciendas, One&Only Palmilla is simply idyllic; a verdant oasis of exquisite fountains, swaying palms and tropical flora. Guest rooms are in single- and threestorey ‘casas’ scattered throughout the 250-acre estate. Perched above the ocean, they each feature a patio or balcony with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez, separate sitting area and king size beds.

Facts and prices Accommodation: 172 Guest Rooms and Suites Transfer: 1 hour by car from Los Cabos Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Ocean Front Deluxe Room – Breakfast 7 nights from £4560 – High Season 7 nights from £4345 – Low Season

Resort leisure facilities include a championship Jack Nicklaus 27-hole course, tennis on floodlit courts, deep-sea fishing, snorkelling, diving, seasonal whale-watching private charters aboard the One&Only Palmilla 43-Azimut Yacht and the One&Only spa which offers 13 private treatment villas. There are two acclaimed restaurants: Agua overlooking the pool, offering alfresco dining with “Mexiterranean” cuisine; whilst Michelinstarred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten features Euro-Asian fare imaginatively influenced by Mexico’s abundantly fresh flavours in the unique dining concept, Market: his first outpost south of the border.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Los Cabos – Baja Peninsula


USA 3,000 miles coast-to-coast of wonders – natural and man-made – all served up with the warm hug of American hospitality everywhere you go.

USA 90 Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

We live the places you’ll love. When in New York, meet the renowned Norman Bukofzer of The Star Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Central Park. He’ll be happy to mix you his speciality cocktail, the shining star, while you savour the elegant ambience of this classic NY Bar.


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New York & East Coast

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USA

Immerse yourself in New York City and you’ll see why it’s like no other place on Earth. Whilst the East Coast offers a more laid back lifestyle. Only here will you find all of America’s delights – the diversity, the

with colonial history and cloaked in spectacular scenery, the East

culture, the style – intensified in such an intriguing way. Experience

Coast offers pretty villages, steepled churches, cultural hotspots

those sublime moments that New York is famous for: first-time

and antique shops. Rhode Island is home to 400 miles of coastline,

visitors should see the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, the

some spectacular sandy beaches, vineyards and the boating town of

Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and all the other

Newport. Massachusetts extends from the magnificent sand bluffs

world-famous attractions just too endless to mention. If you have

and beaches of Cape Cod and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and

been here before, there’s always something else to explore. Dripping

Nantucket, through the metropolis of Boston.

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Weddings & Honeymoons • Weddings and honeymoons can easily be arranged in New York, please enquire for further details

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Heathrow • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow


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Mandarin Oriental New York

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Boston The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common

The Greenwich Hotel

Cape Cod Chatham Bars Inn Newport The Chanler at Cliff Walk Nantucket The Wauwinet


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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park New York

The Greenwich Hotel New York

This classic hotel offers the ultimate cosmopolitan city experience.

This sophisticated hotel is ideally situated in the heart of New York.

Within walking distance of Fifth Avenue’s finest shops, boutiques

Interiors have been designed to combine hand-crafted beauty with

and cultural attractions, this hotel offers traditional luxury. Rooms

comfort: from oak beams in the reception through the latticed vines in

are opulently furnished; many feature stunning views of Central park.

the courtyard, to the individual decoration in the luxurious rooms and the

Club Level rooms are for those looking for a little extra pampering and

furnishings such as hand-loomed, Tibetan silk rugs. Modern technology

exclusivity, including food presentations throughout the day and offering

complements the hotel’s old-world charm. Rooms feature HD flatscreen

everything from Caviar Service to a dedicated Club Concierge. There is

TVs, iPod docking stations with laptop computers and pre-loaded loaner

the La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a fitness centre and BLT Market

iPods available on request. A Shibui Spa and Locanda Verde Italian

featuring a rotating seasonal menu.

tavern complete the picture.

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Accommodation: 259 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 88 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 1 hour by car from JFK Airport

Transfer: 50 minutes by car from JFK Airport

Price £ per person: Includes economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

Price £ per person: Includes economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

3 nights from £1495 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £510 per person – Breakfast

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


We love The lap pool, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and incredible views of the city and Hudson River beyond.

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New York

One of Manhattan’s most luxurious hotels in a central location with magnificent views of Central Park and the Hudson River. You’d be hard-pushed to find a New York hotel better placed than this, towering above Central Park with views of the iconic Manhattan concrete jungle and with a Columbus Circle address, meaning New York’s Midtown attractions are on your doorstep: from the Museum of Modern Art to the Empire State Building; from Broadway to the park itself. The hotel itself is the epitome of stylish 5-star NY accommodation: a glistening beacon of contemporary living with award-winning service and pinch-yourself views – in every room – of either the Manhattan skyline or the Hudson River. Each of the 248 rooms and suites have the

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calling-card Mandarin Oriental combination of refined opulence with slick

Accommodation: 248 Guest Rooms and Suites

modern lines, and on the top floors there is a selection of rambling suites

Transfer: 1 hour by car from JFK Airport

with opulence and square footage in droves – as well as the best views Asiate, whilst the 14,000ft2 Spa, indoor pool and fitness centre offer new

Price £ per person: Includes economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

standards in luxury body-maintanence.

3 nights from £1360 per person – Room Only

money can buy. Innovative cuisine is served in the destination restaurant

www.seasons.co.uk


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The Chanler at Cliff Walk

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Newport – Rhode Island

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common Boston

Acclaimed boutique hotel perched on the cliffs Enjoy sumptuous accommodation in the heart of Newport, with charm in bundles. of an historic American city. A romantic, European-style boutique hotel in the heart of Newport with

This smart, urban sanctuary is centrally located in the bustling theatre

fawning recognition from some of the world’s leading travel publishers,

district and is opposite the beautiful 50-acre Boston Common, the oldest

The Chanler is a an enchanting mansion of 20 lusciously appointed

public city park in the US. Sleek, modern styling and the signature Ritz-

rooms with fireplaces and super-luxury bathrooms and home to Spiced

Carlton take on luxury make this a fantastic city base. Rooms and suites

Pear, one of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants. Its oceanside

are decorated in a contemporary style and have Bose or Bang & Olufsen

location is the area’s most desirable, whilst the collection of villas are

stereo systems and marble bathtubs. Summon the bath butler and select

The Chanler’s most exclusive accommodations, coming with private

from the menu whilst taking in the dramatic views of the Boston skyline.

courtyards and outdoor hot tubs.

Book a Club Level room and enjoy further privacy.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 20 Guest Rooms

Accommodation: 193 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 1 hour 30 minutes by car from Boston Airport

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Boston Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

3 nights from £510 per person – Breakfast

3 nights from £390 per person – Room Only

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


Nantucket

Cape Cod

A charming boutique retreat on arguably the best location on Nantucket island.

The embodiment of cool luxury and a favourite for almost a century.

A luxury bolt hole on one of the United State’s most historic islands, The

One of Cape Cod’s finest resorts in one of its most idyllic locations, each

Wauwinet is a delightful New England mansion sandwiched between the

of Chatham Bars Inn’s suites offers bygone grandeur on a luxury scale;

dramatic Atlantic and the placid Sound, and the ideal springboard from

and if you choose a Spa Suite, a hydrotherapy tub, sauna and massage

which to explore the many charms of Massachusetts. Accommodation

table are thrown into the bargain. The luxurious rooms and suites are in

is over-plush, individually-designed rooms in the Main Inn or one of the

the historic Main Inn; whilst the cottages, peppered around the estate,

pretty self-contained cottages; the restaurant, Topper’s, presents one of

come with huge bathrooms, and most have fireplaces and private decks

the best views on the island; the Spa is hands-down perfect, and there’s

overlooking the Atlantic. This handsome resort also houses one of New

even complimentary afternoon port and cheese in the Library.

England’s finest spas, and there are four restaurants to choose from.

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Facts and prices

Accommodation: 4 Guest Rooms and 2 Cottage Suites

Accommodation: 141 Rooms and 76 Suites

Transfer: 1 hour 30 minutes by plane and car from Boston Airport

Transfer: 2 hours by car from Boston Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

3 nights from £615 per person – Continental Breakfast

3 nights from £530 per person – Room Only

www.seasons.co.uk

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Chatham Bars Inn

NEW YORK & EAST COAST

The Wauwinet


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Florida

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USA

Florida has over 1,000 miles of sandy beaches; and in Orlando, the greatest concentration of spectacular theme parks, as well as being home to one of America’s fashionable cities Miami. Naples is home to elegant hotels, sophisticated restaurants,

the Art Deco district, Calle Ocho and Little Havana. Orlando’s prime

championship golf courses and an eight-mile stretch of pristine white

attractions which include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios® and

sand. On the Atlantic coast, a similar lifestyle will be found at Palm

Sea World are supported by luxurious hotels, golf courses and lively

Beach, where opulent mansions vie for attention with grand hotels,

boulevards lined with themed restaurants and bars. Key Biscayne

stylish designer boutiques and challenging golf courses. South lies

is a barrier island, located east of Miami and connected to the

Miami, a vibrant US city that dances to a Latin beat. It is well known

mainland by a causeway; home to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park,

for beaches including South Beach, Ocean Drive, trendy nightlife,

frequently listed among the top-ranked beaches in the US.

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Flights • Miami: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow • Orlando: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick. Virgin Atlantic (direct) from Manchester


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Orlando Disney’s Yacht Club Resort The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Palm Beach The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Naples The Ritz-Carlton, Naples MIAMI AIRPORT

Miami Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach The Tides, South Beach Key Biscayne The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne


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Mandarin Oriental, Miami The Tides, South Beach

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Miami

Miami

This urban city resort hotel in downtown Miami, offers its own private beach.

Art Deco icon overlooking South Beach with 50ft pool and destination restaurant.

Located on the prestigious Brickell Key overlooking Biscayne Bay in

A whimsical take on South Beach’s multi-coloured Art Deco glamour,

downtown Miami, a hint of the city’s famous Art Deco heritage is mixed

each room is vast even by American standards and comes with views

with a cool modernity in the spacious newly designed rooms which

of the beach – as well as a telescope, should you wish to take a closer

feature marble bathrooms and views of the city’s skyline, Biscayne Bay

look! One of Ocean Drive’s stand-out hotels, it has long attracted a starry

or the Atlantic Ocean. In spite of its metropolitan setting there’s a private

crowd, whether for the mezzanine deck with its 50ft pool; the Goldeneye

beach in direct contrast to the neighbouring South Beach; an enormous

suite (a homage to Ian Fleming’s Jamaican estate); or popsicle martinis

spa with six VIP suites; as well as the popular Azul restaurant and M-Bar

at the stunning, La Marea restaurant with its Italian-Spanish fusion menu,

offering views of Miami and a choice of 250 martinis.

one of South Beach’s premier dining spots.

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Facts and prices

Accommodation: 326 Guest Rooms & Suites

Accommodation: 45 Suites

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Miami Airport

Transfer: 35 minutes by car from Miami Airport

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

7 nights from £1225 per person – Room Only

7 nights from £1520 per person – Room Only

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


FLORIDA

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

Miami

Key Biscayne

Located just steps from the city’s finest shopping, dining and nightlife.

Discover a true island destination that blends adventure, relaxation, shopping and beaches.

Experience chic sophistication at the luxury resort located on one of

Minutes from Miami, yet what feels like miles from the urban pulse,

the only pedestrian promenades in the country. In the heart of the world

uniquely providing family friendly getaways and romantic retreats; the

famous Art Deco district, dining, shopping and nightlife are just a few

best of both worlds. Located on a seven-mile barrier island just south of

steps away. It features a Mobil Four-Star spa with 14 treatment rooms; an

South Beach, Key Biscayne is listed as one of the top ten beaches in the

oceanview pool; the world’s only Tanning Butler; a Ritz Kids programme

US. The hotel features a 20,000ft2 luxury spa offering exquisite tropical

for children ages 5-12 years and two restaurants including Bistro One LR

island-inspired therapies, two heated oceanfront pools, eleven Cliff

and The DiLido Beach Club – the only oceanfront restaurant and lounge

Drysdale-designed tennis courts, four world-class dining venues and just

on Miami Beach, a perfect place to people-watch.

minutes away from some of Florida’s best golf.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 375 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 402 Guest Rooms & Suites

Transfer: 35 minutes by car from Miami Airport

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Miami Airport

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

7 nights from £1225 per person – Room Only

7 nights from £1170 per person – Room Only

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FLORIDA 102 Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Naples

Oasis on the glorious Palm Beach Island, away World-class accommodation overlooking the from the hustle and bustle. Gulf of Mexico, with top-notch facilities. Its location on the southern tip of Palm Beach Island in the small town

This grand dame beach resort is ideally located on a pristine white sand

of Manalapan makes this hotel a getaway from the hustle of Palm

beach. Casually modern, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the resort

Beach proper – yet part and parcel of the area’s natural beauty – with

offers no fewer then seven dining options, including a sushi bar and

Ritz-Carlton’s trademark classic-modern style, impeccable levels of

the beachside alfresco Gumbo Limbo – a perfect place to witness a

service and extensive facilities as standard. With views of either the hotel

breathtaking sunset. The 51,000ft2. spa is nothing short of immense with

gardens or the Atlantic, each room comes with private balcony, king or

more than 30 treatment rooms and an ultramodern fitness centre, whilst

double beds and marble bathroom, whilst the dining options offer casual

championship golf is three miles away at the Greg Norman-designed

ocean view dining to regional cuisine in a chic and modern setting.

Tiburón Golf Club.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 310 Guest Rooms & Suites

Accommodation: 450 Guest Rooms & Suites

Transfer: 1 hour 15 minutes by car from Miami Airport

Transfer: 2 hours by car from Miami Airport

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

7 nights from £1100 per person – Room Only

7 nights from £1195 per person – Room Only

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


Amidst landscaped parklands, this resort was inspired by the grand palazzos of Italy.

Kids and adults alike will revel in Disney’s upscale, waterside, East Coast-inspired resort.

Set within 500 acres at the headwaters of the Everglades, this hotel is

Disney gone super deluxe, this is a refined harbour-side resort inspired

just minutes from Orlando’s famous attractions. Rooms have hand-

by the beach houses of New England and swimming in charm and

painted Italian furnishings and private balconies offering beautiful views

top-notch facilities. Guest rooms are swathed in dark wood, with cute

of the gardens, lakes or golf course. Tennis courts, fly fishing school, a

portholes; and stretching the length of the resort is Stormalong Bay

40,000ft2 spa featuring 40 treatment rooms, an 18-hole championship

with its life-size replica of a wrecked ship and crazy-fun water slides,

golf course designed by Greg Norman and a Ritz Kids programme

and Crescent Lake: 25 acres of more sedate water-based activities with

provide plenty of activities. Dining options include NORMAN’s by chef

white-sand shores and relaxed eateries. And true to the Disney spirit,

Norman Van Aken, where you can sample his new world cuisine.

staff (or cast members!) are decked out in ship’s crew regalia.

Facts and prices

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Accommodation: 518 Guest Rooms and 66 Suites

Accommodation: 630 Guest Rooms

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Orlando Airport

Transfer: 40 minutes by car from Orlando Airport

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

7 nights from £1240 per person – Room Only

7 nights from £8940 per person – Room Only

www.seasons.co.uk

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Orlando

FLORIDA

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Grande Lakes Lake Buena Vista


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USA

The landscape varies from sophisticated cities, stunning beaches and dramatic ocean roads to the vineyards of Napa Valley and majestic Yosemite National Park. Depicted by the famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is surely

With far-reaching views, cliffs into the ocean and self-guided nature

the gateway to California. The city is also home to Alcatraz Island,

trails, it’s a must see. Santa Barbara is an historic town where you will

some beautiful restaurants, theatres, opera and beaches. On the

find cobblestone streets and historic buildings as well as world-class

historic Monterey Peninsula is Carmel Valley, a verdant environment

shopping, cuisine, arts and beautiful beaches. In the heart of Los

perfect for growing the ideal grapes for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,

Angeles is Beverly Hills; take a city tour, browse the chic boutiques

and other red varieties. Moving further South, the spectacular Big Sur

along Rodeo Drive or journey along the 22-mile Sunset Boulevard. Not

coastline offers no better place to watch the sunset.

forgetting San Diego, with its world-renowned zoo.

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Flights • Los Angeles: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow • San Francisco: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow


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SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT

San Francisco Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Post Ranch Inn

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

Los Angeles Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Shutters on the Beach

The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

SAN DIEGO AIRPORT

San Diego Hotel del Coronado


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Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

Modern comfort in the heart of the city, with fantastic views for all.

A hotel of the grand tradition with a deserved reputation of utter luxury.

Comfortable, sophisticated, modern and located right in the heart of

Having recently undergone a $12.5 million renovation, this San Francisco

downtown, this is an ideal base for pleasure, business or both. Uniquely,

landmark is more show-stopping than ever. The experience is non-stop

every room has a fantastic view of arguably America’s prettiest city and

luxury and service; each of the rooms testimony to its position as one of

interiors that are straightforward attractive, with the suites going for

the city’s most revered hotels. All rooms are stylishly appointed and with

that extra wow factor. Dining is in Silks or MO Bar, two of the city’s best

twice-daily housekeeping. Dining is courtesy of three restaurants – The

restaurants, the latter serving afternoon tea daily; whilst the rooftop is

Dining Room being of particular renown – and over at the Spa de Vie

particularly stand-out with its lovely views of San Francisco’s most iconic

there’s an Indulgence menu to choose from. The Lobby Lounge offers

landmarks and beyond.

cocktails overlooking the dazzling San Francisco skyline.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 158 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 336 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from San Francisco Airport

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from San Francisco Airport

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

3 nights from £1025 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £995 per person – Room Only

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


Post Ranch Inn

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Big Sur

Classic hotel styling in a dramatic landscape with championship golf and superlative dining.

Contemporary ranch-style inn on the dramatic Californian coastline, with views to die for.

Just south of San Francisco and perched on a rugged cliff looking out

With an eye-popping location on the dramatic Big Sur coastline of

across the Pacific, the hotel combines classic, elegant spaces with two

California, this already has wow-factor in droves – add to that its

championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and spectacular

considered organic architecture, elegant rustic décor, mountain or

dining – both in terms of the food and the views – and including the

ocean views and inviting spa, and you have the ingredients for the

beautiful Conservatory Lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows as well as

perfect romantic getaway. With a bit of thrill factor added, if you so

fine-dining in Navio. Most rooms come with an ocean view, window seat,

choose. Accommodation is in one of the Inn’s rooms or houses; the latter

fireplace or balcony and include 22 suites; and for down-time there’s

contemporary designed mini-ranches with stunning views and glass-

nothing better then ENO, the wine, cheese and chocolate tasting room.

fringed sweeping balconies, and dining is in the award-winning Sierra Mar.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 261 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 40 Guest Rooms and Houses

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from San Francisco Airport

Transfer: 3 hours by car from San Francisco Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

3 nights from £485 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £815 per person – Room Only

www.seasons.co.uk

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Half Moon Bay

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay


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Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

Santa Barbara

Beverly Hills

Californian glamour, modern comfort and beachside living in an exclusive location.

A hotel that’s as famous as its roll call of guests, with class in droves.

This luxury enclave in exclusive Montecito is old-school California meets

Looking out onto Rodeo Drive, shopping boulevard of choice for the

up-to-the-second Four Seasons hospitality. A Spanish colonial-style

super-rich, this hotel probably needs little introduction – it has hosted

mansion housing rooms and suites, many with vaulted ceilings and

AAA-listers for generations, and earned its crust appearing in countless

fireplaces, flanked by 12 cottages which pepper the property’s lush

movies. Grand, classic and mouth-wateringly elegant, its muted tones,

gardens and feature three to five guest bedrooms and enough room to

lush furnishings and a mega-chandelier welcome visitors to its cool, crisp

entertain an army. The Spa continues this sophisticated colonial theme

rooms, stylish pool deck, and hi-tech spa with its famous five-hour body

with seasonally inspired signature treatments, and there are four dining

treatment – the perfect pick-me-up before heading to CUT, Wolfgang

venues including the alfresco Bella Vista.

Puck’s contemporary steakhouse with Richard Meier-designed interior.

Facts and prices

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Accommodation: 207 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 395 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 1 hour 30 minutes by car from Los Angeles Airport

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Los Angeles Airport

Price £ per person: Flights and transfers on request.

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request.

3 nights from £550 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £1285 per person – Room Only

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


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Shutters on the Beach

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Renowned beachside boutique hotel with A-list credentials, superior standards of accommodation and stunning views. Synonymous with AAA-list glamour and the stars who frequent here, Shutters is a sought-after beachside boutique hotel that is all white-onwhite low-key sophistication. Looking like a designer beach-house with louvred shutters everywhere (hence the name!), interiors are by Michael Smith (recently appointed to give the White House a new lick of paint) and whisper gentle, unhurried razzle-dazzle, all with balconies, and all just seconds from the spectacular Santa Monica beach. The lobby,

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looking like a high-class lounge for stylish down-time, is the perfect spot for cocktails, and is patronized by well-heeled locals as a result. Equally,

Accommodation: 198 Guest Rooms and Suites

the pool is dripping with cool – and has great views towards the ocean.

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Los Angeles Airport

One Pico and Coast are the hotel’s stand-out restaurants, the former an

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request. 3 nights from £1170 per person – Room Only

elegant choice for fine seasonal dining, the latter more casual and by the beach. Shutters’ location lends itself to a gamut of outdoor activities, be it yoga on the beach or surfing (lessons can be arranged), and – true to LA’s body-conscious philosophy – the Fitness Centre is second to none.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Santa Monica


We love The Coliseum Pool, which just blows your mind. The Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, with its ocean-side setting, are also pretty special.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Newport Beach

A show-stopper of a resort in an exclusive Orange County setting, overlooking the Pacific and with no-holds-barred facilities. In the heart of Orange County, nestled between the super-exclusive enclaves of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, with mile upon mile of pristine beach and manicured golf course at your fingertips, The Resort at Pelican Hill is an elegant and grand collection of bungalows and superstar villas in the grand European tradition (think neoclassical pillars; Italianate furniture; lush, sweeping materials; palm trees everywhere) all spanning 504 ocean-fringing acres and all looking like some fantastic film set. The 204 bungalow guest rooms come with vaulted wood-beamed

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ceilings, gas-lit limestone fireplaces, granite wet bars and marble walk-in

Accommodation: 332 Bungalows and Villas

showers, and most with ocean views. The Villas, all 128 of them, feature two, three or four bedrooms and come with your own personal staff including concierge, butler and, upon request, personal chef. Villa guests also have access to the resorts Villa Club, an exclusive-on-exclusive oasis of luxury, and featuring The Great Room (great for entertaining), spa, cabanas, fitness centre, dining room and bar.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Los Angeles Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Bungalow Guest Room King – Room Only 7 nights from £2670 – High Season 7 nights from £2305 – Low Season


San Diego

Award-winning hotel in a picture-perfect beach setting, with glamour in oodles.

A renowned hotel with a charming collection of private villas and beach cottages.

A striking property set against the prettiest of pretty backdrops, Ritz-

An imposing hotel topped off with russet turrets overlooking the ocean

Carlton have pulled out all the stops for their Laguna Beach hotel,

in pretty San Diego and looking like an eccentric Victorian mansion, this

and its myriad accolades are proof of this. The hotel itself is nothing

classic beachside respite indeed dates back to 1888 and has become

short of majestic, with a huge, sweeping lobby leading to rooms and

a classic and much-loved destination property for the area, famed for

suites which are sumptuous without showing off (too much). The dining

its celebrity guests. Whether staying in the main building or in one of the

venues do, however, show off, and in all the right places – whether it’s a

beach cottages or villas, modern comfort is key – the latter are gorgeous,

slick take on the traditional in Raya, or cocktails whilst watching the sun

luxurious huts nestled in the sand. Add to this a top-notch spa and divine

go down 162ft above Salt Creek Beach at 180blu.

dining, and San Diego doesn’t come much better.

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Facts and prices

Accommodation: 396 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 679 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 1 hour by car from Los Angeles Airport

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from San Diego Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

3 nights from £1260 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £410 per person – Room Only

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Laguna

Hotel del Coronado

CALIFORNIA & WEST COAST

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


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Las Vegas

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USA

This legendary Nevada city is famous for its neon lights, busy casinos and the four-mile-long Las Vegas Boulevard but there is much more to Las Vegas than just nightlife. Once the playground of the ‘Rat Pack’, this city still draws in America’s

city’s many museums to explore, the opportunity to enjoy a helicopter

rich and famous. Circus performers fly overhead in one casino, while

tour with a glass of Champagne in hand or the chance to relax with

singing cowgirls entertain customers in another. In need of a thrill

a round of golf at one of the 50 nearby courses. Dine in the finest

or two? Why not ride a roller coaster a thousand feet in the sky? Or,

restaurants and watch one of the lavish shows before stopping and

for a change of pace, enter the sanctuary of a gallery for some of

trying your luck at one of the palatial casinos. Just a short journey

the world’s finest works of art. Round the clock gambling and world

from the city there are countless other superb places to visit, including

class entertainment are why most people visit, but there are also the

the breathtaking Grand Canyon or the incredible Hoover Dam.

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Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Heathrow • Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Gatwick and Manchester (beginning April 2011)


LAS VEGAS

The Wynn, Las Vegas

Bellagio

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

A ‘mega hotel’ that has raised the bar – to astronomical heights.

Theatre and comfort combine in this magnificent hotel right on The Strip.

A grown-up resort (no one under 18 is allowed in without a guardian)

Exuberant, no-expense-spared opulence is everywhere you look in this

with the ‘mega hotel’ tag (2,716 rooms plus casino plus golf course plus

super-hotel right on The Strip. Modelled on an Italian village, walk through

a whole lot more), The Wynn is big and brash, yet at turns surprisingly

the mind-blowing domed lobby with its 2,000 blown-glass flowers to the

classy. Rooms are huge and rammed with mod-cons like floor-to-ceiling

3,933 sumptuous rooms, eight fine-dining restaurants, luxurious spa and

remote-controlled curtains, yet they are tasteful. Elsewhere you’ll find the

Via Bellagio – a boulevard of upscale boutiques – as well as “O” Cirque

fantastical, like curved escalators and the Lake of Dreams with its ‘living’

du Soleil, the hotel’s very own in-house entertainment. Outside, the

wall of water. Then there’s the Wynn Collection which includes works by

theatrical pool complex glistens in the Nevada heat, and as night falls the

Warhol and Picasso.

Fountains of Bellagio put on their own unique performance.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 2716 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 3933 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Las Vagas Airport

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Las Vagas Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

3 nights from £455 per person – Room Only

3 nights from £425 per person – Room Only

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Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Las Vegas

Full-throttle glamour within CityCenter, Las Vegas’s new cultural hub, with standardsetting facilities. Brand spanking new and shouting about it, Mandarin Oriental have created for Las Vegas a towering monument to all that is shiny, wonderful, sexy, cool and a little bit hedonistic – it’s the best of Vegas, in a hotel. An exceptional property right in the heart of the city and slapbang in the centre of The Strip, it is also a proud example of sustainable design. Nonetheless, inside you’ll find the cool, calm respite a city like this necessitates, finessed by Mandarin Oriental’s signature Oriental

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sophistication. Rooms are huge – standard in Vegas – but they are also welcoming and design-led but not over the top (not standard in Vegas!),

Accommodation: 392 Guest Rooms and Suites

making for some of the most stylish rooms in town. Though of course

Transfer: 15 minutes by car from Las Vegas Airport

if you do want to go all-out, there are the suites – the Mandarin Suite

Price £ per person: Price includes flights. Transfers on request. 7 nights from £1225 per person – Room Only

being their finest offering, Art Deco in style and featuring a dining room, bar, study and personal fitness area. Outside on the pool deck personal butlers await your orders, whilst dining is in one of six stunning venues, with an abudance of shopping and gaming right on your doorstep.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993


We love The Mandarin Bar on the 23rd floor, with its floor-to-ceiling windows and rub-your-eyes views of the glittering city below.

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Arizona

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

USA

Echoes of the Wild West reverberate through the rose-coloured canyons, sagebrush desert and bright red buttes. Arizona is where echoes of the Wild West reverberate through the

world-class golf courses. Within the tree-lined centre are fashionable

rose-coloured canyons, sagebrush desert and bright red buttes.

restaurants, bars, antique shops and galleries. For authentic

Arizona is also home to Monument Valley and the spectacular mile-

Southwestern experiences, visit Tucson, where guest ranches,

deep Grand Canyon which can be explored by hiking, mountain

horseback rides and cattle drives recall Old West roots. Mountain

bike, mule or with a birds-eye view from a helicopter trip and the

ranges in all directions offer scenic drives and even snow skiing. Its

native American, Apache and Navajo tribes. North-east of Phoenix

restorative climate and casual pace are a natural setting for today’s

is the exclusive suburb of Scottsdale, famed for its luxury hotels and

destination spas, resort hotels and championship golf courses.

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• Visit a working cattle ranch, for the real cowboy experience • Try your hand at one of the many championship golf courses

Flights • British Airways (direct) from London Heathrow


Experience the Sonoran Desert alongside the exceptional standards of this hotel.

Guests can choose from elegantly appointed accommodation in the

Situated in the high Sonoran desert, this hotel is surrounded by serene

main building, the more residential casitas or The Canyon Suites. Each

desert beauty and striking views, yet located close to popular outing sites

has a luxurious and spacious interior with private patio or balcony.

for shopping, Jeep and Hummer tours, hot air balloon excursions and

Located in the heart of Scottsdale’s cultural district with shopping, dining

more. All rooms maximise their surroundings and feature a balcony or

and galleries just minutes away, the resort features nine distinctive pools

patio. This AAA Five Diamond property features an award-winning spa

flanked by private cabanas, a 165ft waterslide, an 11-court tennis garden,

and fitness centre; priority privileges on The Pinnacle and The Monument

an award-winning spa complex, a 27-hole championship golf course an a

championship golf courses, two of Arizona’s finest golf courses;

host of dining options.

championship tennis and a kids’ club.

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Facts and prices

Accommodation: 647 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 210 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Phoenix Airport

Transfer: 45 minutes by car from Phoenix Airport

Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request.

Superior Room – Room Only 7 nights from £1680 – High Season 7 nights from £1260 – Low Season

Deluxe Casita – Room Only 7 nights from £2100 – High Season 7 nights from £1295 – Low Season

Scottsdale

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This AAA Five Diamond property is the definitive luxury resort destination.

The Phoenician

ARIZONA

Scottsdale

Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North


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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

Near Tucson, Arizona

A new luxury retreat with spa and championship golf, in a dramatic canyon setting with views that go on and on. Up in the Sonoran Desert and set against the Tortolita Mountains, Dove Mountain is Tucson’s latest and most adventurous addition to the luxury hotel market. Sympathetically designed with its natural setting in mind, the resort is all burnt oranges and dusty browns; a cool, calm oasis under the scorching Arizona heat. The accommodation – double and king size rooms, suites and casitas – are pristine yet comfortable, with double sinks, hand-crafted furnishings and canyon or resort views. The casitas are free-standing little houses sitting in the mountain landscape

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and feature multiple bedrooms, living area, dining room, spacious patios

Accommodation: 250 Guest Rooms and Casitas

and balconies, and all are elegantly appointed. Combining adventure programs, ranching and rodeos with a world-class spa, it’s a place for thrill seekers and sybarites alike; revel in authentic American cuisine at CORE Kitchen and Wine Bar, alfresco at Ignite, laid-back at the Grill, or at the Golf Club’s own restaurant, Cayton’s which also offers private dining after a round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course.

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Tucson Airport Price £ per person: Includes Economy flights and transfers. Flight and room upgrades available on request. Deluxe Casita – Room Only 7 nights from £1880 – High Season 7 nights from £1500 – Low Season


We love Tequilas at sunset, lit by Ignite’s fire pit overlooking the mirror-smooth pool – if you’re lucky, you might catch one of Arizona’s famous electric storms in the distance!

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Hawaii

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USA

These isolated Pacific Islands are tropical playgrounds of lush scenery and Polynesian culture, home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the birthplace of surfing and the hula. The paradisiacal islands of Hawaii offer just about everything you

destination. Visit Hawaii at any time of the year; April to November

could wish for. Turn inland and take advantage of the championship

tends to be warmer and drier although the temperatures from

golf courses or head straight to the pounding surf and enjoy the rare

December to March are still very pleasant. Trade winds keep things

sight of bottlenose dolphins or humpback whales frolicking just off

comfortable year-round. Maui is the ‘Valley Isle’; its beaches and

the coastline. Often referred to as ‘The Aloha State’, Hawaii not only

dramatic mountains sure to stun the senses, whilst the ‘Big Island’

boasts stunning scenery, but has a rich cultural history too. Combine

of Hawaii is a place of contrasts, from its golden-sand beaches to its

all of this with the island’s luxury resorts for the perfect holiday

volcanoes, including one of the most active in the world.

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Flights • British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (direct) from London Heathrow to Los Angeles then onwards connection with American Airlines


Hawaii’s renowned beachside hotel with standard-setting service.

Located on Maui’s sunnier, drier coast and on one of Hawaii’s best beaches.

Just ten minutes from the legendary Waikiki, the Kahala is a temple

The hotel is set in over 15 acres and boasts waterfalls and a free-

to unadulterated luxury and the most revered of the island’s hotels.

form pool. Tennis, a fitness centre and children’s programmes ensure

Attracting the cream of the most privileged crop (presidents, princes,

everyone is entertained. Guest rooms and suites (the largest on the

celebrities you’ve actually heard of), the Kahala is no-nonsense

island) feature marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, iHome docking

sumptuousness with an enviable beachfront location, where a palatial

stations, DVD players and high-speed internet access; and enjoy views of

lobby ushers guests through to the refined rooms and suites, several of

the ocean, hillside or gardens, which can be enjoyed from the privacy of

which do feel like actual palaces. There are five restaurants, a spa with its

the lanai. Evenings are centred around the resort’s acclaimed restaurants

own ‘guy-space’, a palm-fringed pool and activities galore for kids.

Spago and DUO, an exciting addition to Maui’s culinary scene.

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Accommodation: 338 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 380 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 20 minutes by car from Honolulu Airport

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Kahului Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

7 nights from £2060 per person – Room Only

7 nights from £2295 per person – Room Only

www.seasons.co.uk

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Maui, Hawaii

HAWAII

Four Seasons Resort The Kahala Hotel & Resort Maui at Wailea Oahu, Hawaii


CANADA Venture a nudge up from the big old US of A to the suave, snow-capped class of this wild and cultured adventure playground.

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We live the places you’ll love. A genuine sighting of one of the Canada’s last remaining Spirit Bears is a thrill of a lifetime. Wilderness man, Marvin Robinson who is based at King Pacific Lodge, knows where they fish and forage – just say, and we’ll get him to take you.


MAIN IMAGE: Nahanni River Valley, Canada


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Canada

Caribbean, Mexico, USA & Canada

British Columbia

Canada is land renowned for its breathtaking scenery, remarkable diversity, mild climate and abundance of wildlife, giving rise to an endless array of places to see and things to do. Mountains to marvel at and climb; history to discover; art to adore;

with a self-drive itinerary, guided itineraries around the area are also

endless beaches to comb; cosmopolitan cities to explore; tantalising

available. The rich heritage and native culture preserved in museums,

gastronomic delights to indulge in; animals to observe; warm-water

the contemporary bustle of festivals, local events and gastronomic

lakes to play in; rivers to ride; snow to ski and so much more: Canada

delight in the cities is offered in contrast to the vast wilderness and

offers everything you could need. The Canadian Rockies are home to

awe-inspiring scenery to which this country is home. Many visitors

several National Parks, offer awe-inspiring scenery and are the hub

come here for the fantastic orca killer whale spotting opportunities or

of Canada’s wintersports activities. Whilst Canada is easy to navigate

the chance to get up close to a grizzly bear or two.

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Flights • Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto: British Airways (direct) from London Heathrow


Vancouver

Vancouver

Contemporary Asian in a new Vancouver hotel with its own destination restaurant.

A cosmopolitan hotel in an ideal location, with a deserved reputation for excellence.

Occupying the first 15 floors of Vancouver’s tallest building in the heart of

Handily rising directly above Vancouver’s Pacific Centre, the city’s

downtown, the Shangri-La’s first North American outpost is a landmark

leading shopping hub, Four Seasons have created a sleek, modern and

hotel for the city. The contemporary rooms offer a warming mix of

inviting hotel with an enviable reputation for friendly, attentive service.

latte tones, luxurious fabrics and B&B Italia furniture; many come with

The rooms are light, fresh and, taking their cue from the nature close at

balconies, and all come with floor-to-ceiling windows which let the light

hand, a mix of verdant pastels and warm woody tones – and great city

and views in. Guests can indulge in personalised treatments at CHI, The

views come as standard. The fourth floor is where you’ll find the fitness

Spa whilst dining at MARKET is seasonally inspired and memorable,

area and pool, and dining at YEW has become a must-do for guests and

thanks to three-Michelin-star Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

in-the-know locals alike.

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Accommodation: 119 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 372 Guest Rooms and Suites

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Vancouver Airport

Transfer: 30 minutes by car from Vancouver Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights or transfers.

Superior Room – Room Only 4 nights from £640 per person

Superior Room – Room Only 4 nights from £370 per person

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Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

CANADA

Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver


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Rocky Mountaineer

The Wickaninnish Inn

Canadian Rockies

Tofino

Iconic train journeys through Canada’s magnificent, ever-changing landscape.

Modern living in a truly breathtaking setting, with nature at your fingertips.

Sit back, relax, be indulged by ever-attentive staff and let Canada’s

Elegant, rustic, isolated in all the right ways; this traditional Canadian

spine-tingly scenery be brought to you as a Rocky Mountaineer train

resort has nature running through its veins; a sympathetically designed

takes you on one of its four acclaimed two-day, all daylight journeys

lodge-style resort perched – almost literally – at the end of a rocky

through the landscapes of British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies.

outcrop surrounded by unbroken vistas of ocean, forest and mountain.

Named by National Geographic as one of the ‘World’s Greatest Trips’,

Considered by many as the best hotel in Canada, the beauty of its setting

experience routes that combine local culture, spectacular scenery and

is just the start of it – add to that contemporary rooms with soak-tubs

natural history, in trains that are luxuriously modern – with that famous

and views of the untouched Chesterman Beach, a dreamy spa, and the

Canadian hospitality the cherry on a very memorable cake.

renowned Pointe Restaurant with 240° Pacific panoramas.

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Train Details: Custom designed, bi-level, Goldleaf Dome Coach, offering panoramic views from full length dome windows, plus 36 dining room seats with picture windows. (Four guests per table.)

Accommodation: 75 Guest Rooms and Suites

Price £ per person: Deluxe with Gold Leaf Upgrade Two day journey from £1585 per person

Reservations – 01244 202 077 / 020 7158 0993

Transfer: 1 hour 10 minutes by plane and car from Vancouver Airport Price £ per person: Price does not include flights and transfers. 4 nights from £698 per person – Room Only


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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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Back to nature at this ground-breaking ecoresort in beautiful British Columbia, home to grizzly bears and bald eagles. An eco-safari resort, Clayoquot is a summer-only resort with remarkable credentials. Inspired by the late 19th century Great Camps, thrills and modern comforts combine in a stunning location where nights are spent in the traditionally adorned, mod-con-filled tents built on platforms along the water’s edge and interconnected by delightful cedar boardwalks; days are spent on your personalised nature expeditions which are almost too many to mention (for starters, bear watching, archery, cooking,

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shooting, fishing, kayaking, horse riding…). The resort comprises twenty huge white canvas tents – each deluxe but in an earthly, homely way and

Accommodation: 20 Luxury Tents

including family tents for larger groups; dining tents (the food is ranch-

Transfer: 30 minutes by seaplane and car from Vancouver Airport

style, locally sourced, and delicious); and the ground-breaking spa tent,

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights and transfers. 3 night packages from £4540 per person – All Inclusive

aptly named Healing Grounds and featuring two wood-fired cedar hot tubs and wrap-around sun decks. The tents are minus TV or telephone – which would defeat the object of getting away from it all (and you really are away from it all!) – but they do come with WiFi, just in case.

www.seasons.co.uk

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Tofino


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King Pacific Lodge, Princess Royal Island British Columbia

Sonora Resort British Columbia

A luxurious home-from-home in a stunning adventure playground.

Incomparable outdoor adventure meets matchless indoor luxury.

Sitting proudly in the Great Bear Rainforest on the west coast of British

This resort’s location offers outdoor adventure to equal the luxury inside

Columbia, this handsome lodge is both eco-resort and luxury bolt

its eleven unique lodges. World-class fly and ocean fishing, rapid riding

hole – and a gateway for myriad adventures. Rooms are homely and

(with close-ups of orcas, sea lions, dolphins and grizzly bears), glacier

modern and feature deep soak-tubs with ocean or wilderness views, the

tours via helicopter and hiking through the temperate rainforest provide

Dining Room serves delicately prepared food fresh from the surrounding

the amazing recreation; and huge stone fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and

landscape, and there’s an award-winning spa with par for the course

rooftop hot tubs (overlooking the mountains and Yuculta Rapids) the

dazzling views. Down-time is by the rock-clad fire in the Great Room or

perfect relaxation. Unless that’s the fabulous spa with its hot springs, or

open-air on the deck – there’s also a cosy library for bookish me-time.

the authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine... or watersports.

Facts and prices

Facts and prices

Accommodation: 17 Guest Rooms and Suites

Accommodation: 88 Guest Rooms housed in individual lodges

Transfer: 1 hour 45 minutes by plane from Vancouver Airport

Transfer: 50 minutes by plane from Vancouver Airport

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights and transfers.

Price £ per person: Price does not include flights and transfers.

3 night packages from £4180 per person – All Inclusive

4 nights from £1125 per person – All Inclusive

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British Columbia Adventure Experience

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Day 1: Campbell River

Days 7-8: Whistler

On arrival into Vancouver, collect your hire car and head to Campbell

After breakfast, you will leave Victoria to enjoy a short scenic drive to

River where you will stay for one night. Sail aboard the ferry to Vancouver

Butchart Gardens. Continue north to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal for

Island. Upon departing the ferry, head north through Vancouver Island’s

a ferry ride to Tsawwassen. On board, enjoy the scenery of the Gulf

second largest city, Nanaimo, known as the Harbour City.

Islands. From Tsawwassen continue on through downtown Vancouver

Day 2: Knight Inlet Lodge and the Grizzly Bears After breakfast, depart for Knight Inlet Lodge where you will stay for one night. The lodge is accessible only by a 30-minute flight that brings you to the mouth of the Glendale River. Next is a bear-watching and wildlife viewing tour in search of the grizzly bears that frequent this area. Days 3-4: Tofino Return to the bear-viewing platforms for a last photo opportunity before departing for Campbell River by floatplane. Collect your car and head south west to Tofino on the rugged west coast where you will stay for two nights. En-route, take in the scenery from Cathedral Grove and 800-yearold Douglas Fir. The rest of your time is spent at leisure. Days 5-6: Victoria Travel back to the east coast of Vancouver Island and head south to Victoria where you will stay for two nights. Whilst enjoying the drive, stop at the artist community of Chemainus, where you can admire the giant murals which adorn the exterior walls throughout the town; and Duncan, the ‘City of Totems’. On your second day enjoy a round trip in search of orcas, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, harbour seals and other marine wildlife. The afternoon is free for exploring Victoria.

and on to Whistler, where you will spend two nights. Enjoy spending a day discovering the River of Golden Dreams as you canoe down a small, slow-moving flat. At the top of the Peak Chair, guests will be treated to unbelievable views of glaciers, extinct volcanoes, snowcapped peaks and more. The rest of the day is leisure time. Days 9-11: Vancouver After breakfast, depart Whistler along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver where you will stay for three nights. During your stay, why not experience Grouse Mountain Skyride, and Capilano Canyon and Suspension Bridge? Be sure to see such sights as Chinatown, Gastown and the markets of Granville Island. The final day is yours to discover the coastal city of Vancouver. The spectacular setting invites you outdoors, and do explore the restaurants, shopping, galleries and museums. Day 12: Departure After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Canadian 11 night Itinerary Price Includes: Accommodation, international flights and transfers but does not include any additional leisure pursuits mentioned. Price £ per person: Prices from £3225 per person

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Mountainous regions, Whistler’s stunning scenery and the multicultural ambience of Vancouver


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With us, cruising is plain sailing

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The wealth of cruise lines we work with means you can literally sail the world in style, from Europe to the Caribbean and the Far East to Australia. Revel in a Silversea’s luxurious boutique experience; the casual elegance of Windstar Cruises, Seabourne and Regent Seven Seas Cruises; or let Paul Gauguin Cruises transport you to the soul of the South Seas. So, if you’re looking for a new way to discover the World, try one of our tailored waterbased holiday experiences, where exceptional service means all the finer details are taken care of so you don’t need to worry about transfers, your luggage or checking in. Allow us to arrange your pre or post cruise accommodation for the perfect beginning or end to your luxury cruise.

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We do things your way!

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The whole point of a holiday is surely to have things all your own way. That’s especially true when it comes to boats, planes and automobiles. That’s why we are proud to provide the opportunity for you to enjoy your freedom to the max, live to your own schedule and make your own plans by chartering your own exclusive yacht, private jet and, of course, luxury car. Whether you want to jet into a ski resort to maximise your precious time on the piste or head off on a romantic bespoke voyage across tropical seas, we can put together the package that will transform your downtime with the ultimate upgrade.

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We want your journey to be as relaxing as your holiday, so we’re incredibly picky about the airlines we use.

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Premium Class Travel

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Enjoy premium class travel from our preferred flight partners, the best airlines in the world. We select our airline partners as carefully as our hotels to ensure your journey is as enjoyable as your destination. Where available, our flights are scheduled, with many regional departures for your convenience. We work with many airlines on our worldwide routes, always taking care to suggest the most efficient and convenient way to travel. Many of our airline partners offer online check-in and self-service check-in kiosks to facilitate a smooth departure, and a choice of travel classes makes your journey as comfortable as possible.

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British Airways

Virgin Atlantic

With a choice of four cabins available, you can pick the one that best suits your needs.

Virgin Atlantic offers flights in three cabins; Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class.

The glories of Heathrow Terminal Five aside, BA is the last word in chic

Virgin Atlantic provides an award-winning service to over 30 destinations

flying. First offers a smartly equipped suite with prepared-to-order

worldwide. Famous for its stylish approach to flying, Virgin Atlantic allows

meals – plus access to the exceptional Concorde Room at Terminal

you to experience an extra special something in the air. For Economy

Five and JFK. Club World’s newly designed seats are wider and more

think wide seats with lumbar support; Premium Economy is roomier,

comfortable, whilst World Traveller Plus delivers an affordable premium

with dedicated check-in and premium dining, whilst the revolutionary

experience with 20% more personal space than World Traveller and 7"

Upper Class boasts one of the longest flat beds in its class and access

more leg room than World Traveller, along with wider armchair-style seats

to the onboard bar. And not forgetting the Clubhouses, sexy-cool odes to

with adjustable headrest, lumbar support and legrest.

space-age travel.

Preferred Partner

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow Terminal 3


Terms & Conditions These booking conditions set out the terms on which you contract with Seasons in Style Limited, trading as Seasons in Style (“We”, “us” or “our”) company number 1070795, registered in England and Wales. Please read them carefully as they describe our and your rights and obligations. In these Booking Conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking, or any of them as applicable (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date). Seasons in Style Ltd is a member of ABTA with a membership number V9339. ABTA and ABTA Members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s code of conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA Ltd. 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com. Except where otherwise stated, these booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us in the UK and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “booking”, “contract”, “holiday” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated, “accommodation” means the hotel, apartment or chalet which you have booked as part of your holiday and “departure” means the start date of the arrangements you have booked with us.

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1. Making a Booking To make a reservation you should contact either an authorised travel agent or us direct. If the booking is made through a travel agent, all communication from us will be sent to that travel agent. Except for flight inclusive bookings, all monies you pay to an authorised travel agent for your booking with us will be held by the agent on your behalf until we issue our confirmation invoice. After that point, the agent will hold the the monies on our behalf until they are paid to us. For flight inclusive bookings all monies you pay to an authorised travel agent for your booking with us will be held by the travel agent on our behalf until they are paid to us or refunded to you.

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2. Payment of Deposit A deposit of 10% of the total cost of the booking (up to a maximum of £2,500) or £250 per person, whichever is the greater, is payable when you book. In some cases, the deposit required could be higher. For all payments made by credit card a 1% charge will apply. Full or part payment for certain services such as flights may also be required at the time of booking – details at time of enquiry. Please note, all payments made at the time of booking are non-refundable except where otherwise specifically stated in these booking conditions. Once we have received the information we require and all appropriate payments, we will, subject to availability, confirm your arrangements by issuing a confirmation invoice. All bookings are subject to our booking conditions. By asking us to confirm your booking, the person who makes the booking is taken to have accepted these booking conditions on behalf of all persons named on the booking. Your invoice will be sent to you or your travel agent. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of our sending it out (5 days for tickets). We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. The only exception to this requirement to meet costs is where the mistake in question was made by us and there is good reason why you did not tell us about it within these time limits. 3. Payment of Balance Approximately 10 weeks before the date your arrangements are due to commence, we will send you a reminder or, where applicable, a final invoice showing any surcharge which has become payable – see clause 6 “The Price You Pay”. The price of your holiday as shown on your final invoice will not increase. Usually, the balance of the cost of your arrangements must be received by us not less than 8 weeks before the date your arrangements are due to commence. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of the date your arrangements are due to commence, the full cost of the holiday must be paid at the time of the booking. For some holidays or elements of holidays, full payment must be received earlier than 8 weeks in advance. We will advise you at the time of booking where this is the case. For all payments made by credit card a 1% charge will apply. If we do not receive all payments due in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we will be entitled to keep all payments made or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in clause 9 depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled. 4. Your contract A binding contract between us comes into existence when we dispatch our confirmation invoice to you or your travel agent. We both agree that English Law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (except as set out below). We both also agree that any dispute, claim or other matter of any description (and whether or not involving any personal injury) which arises between us must be dealt with under the ABTA or AITO Arbitration Schemes (if the Scheme is available for the claim in question - see clause 15) or by the Courts of England and Wales only unless, in the case of Court proceedings, you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland. In this case, proceedings must either be brought in the Courts of your home country or those of England and Wales. If proceedings are brought in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may choose to have your contract and any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us governed by the law of Scotland/ Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). 5. Prices Our brochure is prepared and costed many months before travel and for

this reason the prices quoted are for guidance only. We reserve the right to amend brochure/website prices at any time before you book your arrangements. We will also advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. If the price has changed you will be told the revised price before you commit yourself. 6. The Price You Pay The prices shown in our brochure were calculated on the basis of then known costs and exchange rates as shown in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 17 May 2010. We reserve the right to increase/decrease and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your holiday is confirmed. We will advise you of any error of which we are aware and of the then applicable price at the time of booking. Once the price of your chosen holiday has been confirmed at the time of booking, then subject to the correction of errors, we will only increase or decrease the price in the following circumstances. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports. We will not however surcharge for variations in exchange rates. Even in the above cases, only if the amount of any increase in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your holiday (excluding any amendment charges) will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your holiday (excluding any amendment charges), you will be entitled to cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies you have paid to us (except for any amendment charges) or alternatively purchase another holiday from us as referred to in clause 8 “Changes and Cancellations by Us”. Where applicable, you have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to choose option (b) or (c) as set out in clause 8 below. If you do not tell us that you wish to choose either of these options within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of your arrangements. A refund will only be payable if the decrease in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your holiday as set out above. Where a refund is due, we will pay you the full amount of the decrease in our costs. We promise not to levy a surcharge after we send you our final invoice approximately 10 weeks prior to departure. No refund will be payable if any decrease in our costs occurs during this period either. 7. Special Requests and Disabilities/Medical Problems If you have any special request, you must advise us in writing at the time of booking. Although we will endeavour to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee any request will be met unless we have specifically confirmed this. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing from us that your request will be complied with (where it is possible for us to give this) if your request is important to you. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. We regret we cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests. If you have any medical problem or disability which may affect your arrangements or any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of your chosen arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any medical problem or disability develops after your booking has been confirmed which may affect your arrangements. 8. Changes and Cancellations by Us We start planning the arrangements we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to, and correct errors in, brochure/ website and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we promise we will only cancel your confirmed booking 8 weeks or less before the date your arrangements are due to commence where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where we are forced to do so as a result of “force majeure” as defined in clause 10 below. Most changes will be minor but occasionally, we may need to make a significant change. Significant changes are changes to your confirmed arrangements such as a change of UK airport to one which is more inconvenient to you (except as between Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted), a change of resort or accommodation to a lower category/standard or an alteration to any departure time of any transport arranged by us where the time is varied by more than 12 hours. A change of flight time of less than 12 hours, airline (except as specified in clause 16 (“Flights”), type of aircraft (if advised) or destination airport will all be treated as minor changes. If we have to make a significant change before the date your arrangements are due to commence we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably practical. If there is time to do so we will offer you the choice of: a) accepting the changed arrangements, or b) purchasing other arrangements from us, or c) cancelling your arrangements and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. If we have to make a significant change or cancel less than 8 weeks before the date your arrangements are due to commence we will pay you

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the compensation payments set out in the table below depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care. No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or if the change made is a minor one. Period before departure a significant change or cancellation is notified to you or your travel agent

Compensation per person

56-35 days

£50 per person

34-15 days

£75 per person

14-0 days

£100 per person

Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see clause 10) to change or terminate your arrangements after they have commenced but before their scheduled end. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we will try to obtain refunds for any unused services from our suppliers. If we are successful we will pass these on to you after deducting our own costs in obtaining them. If we are not successful we regret we cannot give you any refund as this situation is totally outside our control. We cannot pay you any compensation or be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by you as a result. 9. Alterations and Cancellations by You If you want to make any changes to your arrangements after they have been confirmed, an amendment charge of £45 per booking will apply together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. Although we will endeavour to assist, we cannot guarantee to meet alteration requests. Please note: Except where any member of your party is prevented from travelling (see below) alterations cannot be made less than 8 weeks before the date your arrangements are due to commence and any such request for an alteration will be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and be subject to the cancellation charges set out below. If you need to cancel your arrangements, the person who made the booking must notify us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following cancellation charges will be payable. Please note: for certain bookings the cancellation charges set out below will not be applicable. Instead, higher charges and/or a different timetable will apply. For example, for certain bookings, cancellations made six months in advance of departure will attract a cancellation charge of 100% of the total cost of your arrangements. All payments made or due at the time of booking or before balance due date (including full payment for certain services) will be treated as part of your deposit. The minimum cancellation fee is loss of your deposit. Except as otherwise notified, where written notice of cancellation is received by us after the applicable balance due date, the cancellation fee payable will be the deposit together with the specified percentage of the balance of the total holiday cost (after deduction of the deposit and any amendment charges) shown below. Amendment charges are non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Please check the cancellation charges applicable to your arrangements at the time of booking. Period before departure we receive written notification

Cancellation Fee

Before balance due date

Loss of deposit

Balance due date – 45 days

30% of balance plus loss of deposit

44-20 days

75% of balance plus loss of deposit

19-0 days

100% of balance plus loss of deposit

Day of departure or after

100% of total holiday cost

Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned. Where any cancellation affects the basis on which the cost of your holiday was calculated (for example, where as a result only one person will occupy a double/twin room), we will recalculate the cost and re-invoice you accordingly. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than two weeks before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of £45 must be paid before the transfer can be affected. For flight inclusive arrangements, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the original flight in addition to the cost of the new flight. 10. Force Majeure Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by, or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or


expense of any nature as a result of, “force majeure”. In these booking conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. These may include, whether actual or threatened, war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions and all similar events outside our control. 11. Insurance We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance and ensure that you are adequately covered. Please read your policy details and take them with you on holiday. Please note most travel insurance policies do not cover hazardous activities such as hot-air ballooning, jet boating etc. If you intend to take part in any such activities, you must obtain appropriate insurance which specifically covers such activities.

(2) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of possessions and loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: • the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party, or • the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your arrangements and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable, or • ‘force majeure’ as defined in clause 10 above.

(4) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract – and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred – will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holiday maker to refuse to take the arrangements in question. (5) Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £1000 per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 12(6) below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings. For all claims which do not involve death or personal injury or luggage or personal possessions, if we are found liable to you on any basis, the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 12 (6) below or elsewhere in these booking conditions. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your arrangements. (6) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or regulation applies, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention 1999 for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EU Regulation on Air Carrier Liability for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea or COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Please note: Where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the claim in question. Copies of the applicable International Conventions and Regulations are available from us on request.

b) At all times, you must behave in a reasonable and responsible manner towards any other person you meet in the course of your travel arrangements. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. If in our reasonable opinion or in the reasonable opinion of any other person in authority, you behave in such a way as to cause or be likely to cause danger, upset or distress to any third party or damage to property, we are entitled, without prior notice, to terminate the arrangements of the person(s) concerned. We will have no further responsibility toward such person(s) including any return travel arrangements. No refunds will be made and we will not pay any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination. (c) You must take all sensible precautions to protect your own safety and wellbeing while you are on holiday. Please ensure you are familiar with the layout of your hotel or other accommodation and in particular the location of fire exits, escape routes and alarms as soon as possible after arrival. Children of all ages should be appropriately supervised at all times given local safety standards may be very different to those found in the UK, particularly in the vicinity of swimming pools and balconies which present inherent risks. Balconies may not be enclosed in a way which would prevent a child or adult falling from them. Swimming pools may not have regular or reliable depth markings and may contain unexpected and unmarked changes of depth. Swimming pool surrounds may be slippery when wet. You must personally familiarise yourself with the depth of the pool and any hazards it contains. The pool should be checked before every use and any apparent defects immediately reported. You must not enter any pool after drinking any alcohol, even a moderate amount, or when it is closed and must not dive into it except into any area which is specifically designated as suitable for diving and then only after you have personally checked the depth. 14. Complaints a) If you have a problem or any cause for complaint concerning your arrangements during your holiday, please report it immediately directly to the supplier (e.g. the hotel manager), and as soon as possible to the attention of our local representative/agent (if available – see (b) below). They will try to rectify the problem at the time. If you fail to follow this simple procedure, we cannot accept responsibility for any problem or complaint that could have been rectified then had you notified us or the supplier/our representative at the time. For all other problems or complaints, failure to comply with this simple procedure may mean that your right to claim any compensation you may otherwise have been entitled to may be affected or even lost as a result. b) If no representative or agent is available, or if they are unable to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction, please telephone Seasons in Style on +44 (0) 1244 202 000. Any costs incurred in contacting us will be refunded. c) If your complaint cannot be resolved locally having reported it, you must inform our agent/representative or us of this in writing and follow this up in writing to us within 28 days of your return home. 15. Arbitration Disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration under a special scheme, which, though devised by arrangement with ABTA, is administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website (www.abta. com) or from ABTA (for further contact details see above). This 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 or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can, however, deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Alternatively AITO’s low-cost Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion if the scheme is available for the claim in question. 16. Flights NB The following clause only applies if your arrangements with us include a flight(s). In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005 Article 9, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community list” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/ transport/air-ban/list_en.htm. We are also required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of

If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative, the provisions of clause 8 (Changes and Cancellation by Us) will apply. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in this brochure, on our website and detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time. The latest timings will be shown on your tickets which will be dispatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been dispatched – we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings and/or aircraft type (where advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. For security reasons, the USA, most European and many other countries now require airlines to provide information about their passengers before they fly. This is known as Advance Passenger Information or API and includes full names, dates of birth, gender and passport details of all passengers but other details may also be required. The airlines set their own deadlines for receipt of this information which may be well in advance of departure. If it is not provided when required, you may be refused boarding on your flight. In this situation, full cancellation charges will apply. Accordingly, you must provide us with all information we ask you for when we ask for it. 17. Flight Delays and Denied Boarding We have based the holidays we offer on the services of the major international airlines and whilst these airlines are rarely subject to lengthy delays, there are occasions regrettably when delays do occur. In the event of any flight delay or cancellation at your UK or overseas point of departure, the airline is responsible for providing such assistance as is legally required by the Denied Boarding Regulations (see below). Except where otherwise stated in our brochure or on our website, we regret we cannot provide any assistance in such circumstances other than information and advice to the extent we are in a position to do so. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/ or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If your airline does not comply with these rules, you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk. 18. Brochure/Website Descriptions The descriptions of the accommodation and resorts featured in this brochure/on our website are based on inspections made on our behalf and on information passed to us by the proprietors/suppliers of the accommodation. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the descriptions. However, we are not able to control all the components of the arrangements we offer and the descriptions are based on information applicable before the publication of the brochure. It is therefore possible that by the time you take your arrangements, an advertised facility has been withdrawn or changed due, for example, to weather conditions, lack of demand or for maintenance, renovation etc. We will advise you if we become aware of a major change. 19. Conditions of Suppliers Most of the services which make up your arrangements are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, often in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 12(6)). Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. 20. Excursions, Activities, Brochure and Website Information We may provide you with information (before departure and/or when you are on holiday) about activities and excursions which are available in the area you are visiting. We have no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are neither run, supervised nor controlled in any way by us. They are provided by local operators or other third parties who are entirely independent of us. They do not form any part of your contract with us even where we suggest particular operators/other third parties and/or assist you in booking such activities or excursions in any way. 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(3) Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your accommodation or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised in our brochure/on our website and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase during your holiday. Please also see clause 20 “Excursions, Activities, Brochure and Website Information.” In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any of our brochures or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you.

13. Your Responsibilities a) It is your responsibility to arrive at the correct departure point in good time before departure and any loss, damage or expense which you suffer through failure to do so lies with you. We cannot accept any liability if you miss your aircraft or ferry as a result of your checking in late or your connecting transport (where not arranged by us) being delayed.

the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible.

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12. Our Liability (1) We promise to make sure that the arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted arrangements. Please note it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers).

(7) We cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (a) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (b) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any losses or expenses which relate to any business (including self employed loss of earnings).


acceptance of liability contained in clause 12(1) of our booking conditions will not apply to them. Where we or your accommodation supplier/manager make or take any booking for or from you in respect of any activity or excursion available outside your accommodation, we or the accommodation manager/supplier, as applicable, do so solely as booking agent. This is the case regardless of whether the activity or excursion is advertised or mentioned in our brochure, in resort, on our website or elsewhere. Your contract for any such activity or excursion will be with the supplier or operator of that activity or excursion. We have no liability for any such activity or excursion or for any act(s) or omission(s) of the supplier or operator or for any of its/their employees or agents or any other person(s) connected with the activity or excursion. If we or the accommodation manager/supplier are found liable in any respect for any such activity or excursion (for example in our capacity as booking agent), that liability is limited to the cost of the particular activity or excursion concerned.

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Where your accommodation supplier/manager (e.g. your hotel) makes or takes a booking for or from you in respect of an activity, facility or service provided by the accommodation supplier/manager but which is not advertised in our brochure or on our website and we have not taken any payment from you for this activity, facility or service, your contract for that activity, facility or service is directly with the hotel and not us. We have no liability for any such activity facility or service or for any act(s) or omission(s) of the accommodation supplier/manager or for any of its/their employees or agents or any other person(s) connected with the activity service or facility. If however we are found liable in any respect for any such activity or excursion that liability is limited to the price you paid for the particular activity facility or excursion concerned. Nothing in this clause 20 shall be construed as an attempt by us to exclude liability for the negligence of ourselves or our employees resulting in your death or personal injury.

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21. Passports, Visas, Health Requirements and Travel Advice British citizens require a full 10 year British passport for the destinations we offer. Children and infants must also now have their own individual passports. A full British passport presently takes approximately 2 to 6 weeks to obtain depending on whether you are renewing an existing passport or applying for a first one. Depending on your destination, your passport may be required to have 6 months validity remaining after the date you return home. If you are 16 or over and haven’t yet got a passport, you should apply for one at least 6 weeks before your holiday commences. The UK Identity and Passport Service has to confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend an interview in order to do this. British citizens may also be required to have a visa for some of the destinations we feature. Where this applies to you, you will be advised of this at the time of booking. Requirements however may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. In order to enter the USA, every person travelling (including children) must have a visa unless they qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Most British holidaymakers will qualify for the VWP but please see the important note below. All visitors to the US (including children) who are eligible for the VWP must apply for authorisation to travel to the US in advance in accordance with the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). You must complete an online application for authorisation to travel on the ESTA website (details below) at least 72 hours before your flight to the US departs but you are recommended to apply earlier. Providing the application is accepted, you will be provided with approval via the website. Approval is usually provided very quickly but can take up to 72 hours if data needs to be checked. You should make a note of the ESTA approval number when you receive it. It is your responsibility to obtain ESTA approval or a US visa if required. If you fail to obtain authorisation to travel through the ESTA website or a US visa in advance of travel, you will not be allowed on your outbound flight to the US. Full cancellation charges will then apply. The ESTA website can be found at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta Important note; Not all British visitors to the USA will qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. You cannot apply for the VWP and will require a visa if you do not have a machine readable passport. All new style, burgundy coloured UK passports are machine readable. You will also need to apply for a visa if you have ever been arrested (even if you were not convicted of an offence) or have a criminal record of any description. Other exemptions also apply. If you are in any doubt as to whether you may require a visa, please contact the US Embassy, Consular Information Unit, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE or visit the website www.london.usembassy.gov before making your booking with us. Visa requirements may change. Further information on entry requirements for the USA are available at http://travel.state.gov. You must also check entry requirements at the time of booking and in good time before departure as requirements may change Compulsory health requirements may apply to your holiday or if you have stayed in or travelled through certain countries prior to or during your holiday – please check the position with your doctor or travel clinic in good time before departure. Requirements may also change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your GP surgery and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www. nathnac.org Information on health is also contained in the Department of Health leaflet T7 (Health Advice for Travellers) available from the Department of Health by telephone on 0870 1555455 or via its website www.dh.gov.uk and from most Post Offices. For holidays in the EEA you should obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) prior to departure (obtainable as above). Please note that an EHIC card is not a suitable alternative to comprehensive travel insurance. It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry correct documentation. If you are not a British citizen or hold a non British passport, you must check passport and visa requirements with

the embassy or consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in expenses, fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being incurred by or imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly. For up to date travel advice from the UK Government, visit www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo 22. Financial security We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 4132). When you buy ATOL protected air inclusive arrangements from us you will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via our authorised agent) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our ATOL. In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. Please note: Not all arrangements offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme – see below. *The air inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing either the person who pays for the booking is present in the UK when the booking is made or the first leg of any flight or flights we arrange for you commences in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. We are a member of ABTA (ABTA number V9339). If your arrangements do not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your arrangements in the same way except that, if already abroad, you will be returned to the point where your contracted arrangements with us were due to finish. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. 23. Prices and Brochure Accuracy Please note, the information and prices shown in this brochure/on our website may have changed by the time you come to book your arrangements. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the brochure/website and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen arrangements (including the price) with us at the time of booking. Pictures of rooms shown in the brochure may not illustrate the room booked or that available with lead-in prices. 24. Safety standards Please note, it is the requirements and standards of the country in which any services which make up your arrangements are provided which apply to those services and not those of the UK. As a general rule, these requirements and standards will not be the same as the UK and may sometimes be lower. 25. General Information The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday; however times do vary. Check-in times are usually between 2pm and 3pm, check-out times between 11am and 12 noon on the day of departure. Therefore, if you check-in after a night flight this would normally count as one night’s accommodation. Similarly if your return flight is at night you will normally be required to vacate your room at 12 noon prior to leaving for the airport. Day rooms are subject to availability/cost and should be arranged locally with the accommodation management. 26. Data Protection We will only process the personal data we collect from you as permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998 and in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Policy which appears on our website at www.seasons.co.uk Seasons in Style Limited, E&OE, published October 2010. Designed and produced by Seasons In Style. Photography by the Jamaica Tourist Board, Bermuda Tourism, New York State Tourism Board, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Tourism British Columbia and Canada Tourist Board. Other imagery by Getty images, Corbis images and Thinkstock photos.

AITO Quality Statement AITO is the Association for independent and specialist holiday companies. Our member companies, usually owner-managed, strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service. The Association encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating. EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP AITO sets criteria regarding ownership, finance and quality which must be satisfied before new companies are admitted to membership. All members are required to adhere to a Code of Business Practice which encourages high operational standards and conduct. FINANCIAL SECURITY AITO members are required to protect money paid by customers to the member for any holiday sold under the AITO logo. This protection applies to customers who are in the UK at the time of booking or to overseas customers who have booked directly with the member. Members have to comply with UK Government Regulations in this respect. Members submit details of their bonding and guarantee arrangements to the Association on a regular basis. ACCURATE BROCHURES AND WEBSITES All members do their utmost to ensure that all their brochures and other publications, print or electronic, clearly and accurately describe the holidays and services offered. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENTS All members are committed to high standards of service and believe in regular and thorough training of employees. Members continually seek to review and improve their holidays. They listen to their customers and always welcome suggestions for improving standards.

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 MONITORING STANDARDS AITO endeavours to monitor quality standards regularly. All customers should receive a post-holiday questionnaire, the results of which are scrutinised by the Association. RESPONSIBLE TOURISM All members acknowledge the importance of AITO’s Responsible Tourism guidelines, which recognise the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of tour operating. Those demonstrating their achievements beyond the pure acceptance of this principle are recognised by the award of 2 or 3 star status. CUSTOMER RELATIONS All members endeavour to deal swiftly and fairly with any issues their customers may raise. In the unlikely event that a dispute between an AITO member and a customer cannot be settled amicably, AITO’s lowcost Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion. Seasons in Style is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators Ltd. To contact the Association visit www.aito.co.uk or call 020 8744 9280.

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