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SPECIAL REQUESTS

ACCOMMODATION CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

ABTA - The Travel Association

Any special request must be advised in writing well in advance of departure if it was not already stated on your original booking form or at the time of booking. We will make every reasonable effort to make the arrangements.

The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday but this can vary between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Therefore, if you check-in immediately 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 12:00 noon prior to leaving for the airport. Day rooms are subject to availability and cost and can be arranged locally with the accommodation management. In order to guarantee an early check-in or a late check-out, the pre-payment of an extra night’s accommodation will be necessary. Please check at the time of booking.

ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited is a member of ABTA membership number V2359. 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 arbitrations scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or visit www.abta.com.

We do not however, have any legal liability to you in the event that we or a third party is unable to comply with your special requests. 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. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. You will not be entitled to cancel (without paying our normal cancellation charges) if we are unable to comply with your special request. We regret that we cannot accept any conditional booking (i.e. any booking that is specified to be conditional upon the fulfilment of a particular request).

Guests may be asked to present a credit card or a substantial cash deposit upon check-in to guarantee payment of extras/incidentals. The use of room safes is recommended and items of value should be deposited with the hotel. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION CATEGORIES

PRE-SEATING ON AIRCRAFT

Throughout our featured destinations, there are no official hotel ratings. Room and suite category descriptions which are referred to throughout the brochure are set by each individual hotel - the terminology is not our own.

Pre-seating can be arranged on most international carriers. However, the seating available will be limited and once this limit is reached, airlines will only allocate seats at check-in and this cannot be overridden. Pre-assigned seats cannot be guaranteed as airlines do not undertake to provide any particular seat in the aircraft. Therefore, you agree to accept any seat that may be allocated on the flight in the class for which the ticket has been issued.

Therefore, you will find that some accommodation categories and their respective prices will be determined purely by location (the proximity to the beach for example) and some by the décor of the accommodation itself. Others will be a combination of the two. When we use the term ‘Ocean View’, it means just that - that the sea can be seen from the room, patio or balcony, but please note that sometimes, the view may be partial or at an oblique angle.

Certain airlines now operate a voluntary online system to book your seats in advance, please see your travel documentation to see if this is available. Depending on your airline, you may be able to check-in online in advance.

BEACHES

Please note: 1. Bassinettes for babies must be booked at the time of booking and are on a first come first served basis. Due to airline availability bassinettes cannot be guaranteed. 2. If you have any special seating, dietary or other requirements as a result of any disability, reduced mobility or medical condition, please advise us at the time of booking or as soon as you are able if you are not in a position to do so when booking. We will pass such information to the airline concerned but cannot guarantee that they will be met.

Please note that all beaches at the accommodation/ resorts featured are open to the public unless specifically stated otherwise. Minimum clothing restrictions may operate on beaches in certain countries. We cannot guarantee beaches in every country will be manned with lifeguards or provide flags for information on currents and conditions unfavourable or favourable for safe swimming or Watersports. You must satisfy yourself that conditions are safe for swimming before doing so. BUILDING WORKS

Please note that on aircrafts used for flights between islands extra luggage restrictions will apply. We will try and ensure that special requirements relating to disability or mobility needs can be accommodated but this cannot be guaranteed.

We strive to ensure that your accommodation will not be in an area of construction and that your accommodation will not be undergoing substantial refurbishment which may cause you inconvenience. We have no control over building works our hoteliers are carrying out or building works which are being carried out in the immediate locality of your accommodation. If it comes to our attention that building works are being carried out which will or may have a material effect on your holiday we will notify you as soon as we become or are made aware of the nature of the works and whether the works will or will not cause you undue inconvenience.

SAFETY OVERSEAS

TAXES

Safety standards and rules are set by each country. These may not be equivalent to those of the UK and, in some cases, could be lower. This includes activities, public transport, taxis, theme parks and other recreational facilities.

We will advise at the time of booking and with the travel documentation when, and if, any local taxes are payable in respect of the arrangements you have booked with us.

Many hotels do not have lifeguards on duty at the swimming pool and some may have signs indicating that swimming is at your own risk. Please act responsibly, particularly with children, as the depth and design of hotel pools vary. We suggest that, in all cases, you familiarize yourself with each pool, particularly prior to diving or allowing any children travelling with you to swim.

FACILITIES IN HIGH/LOW SEASONS

INTER-ISLAND & OVERSEAS INTERNAL FLIGHTS

When properties provide cots for infants, you must check you are happy with the standard and safety prior to use. Caution should be exercised with regard to some room facilities (such as tea and coffee making machines, Jacuzzi baths, etc). Parents should ensure that the standards for childcare and the facilities of the children’s clubs meet their requirements. Further information is available on request. WEATHER & PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities and continuity of services, such as water and electricity should not be taken for granted at your destination. On tropical islands and in less developed countries, there may be interruptions to the supply. Occasionally in the tropics, severe storms and cyclones do occur. Generally, the “hurricane season” in the Caribbean, North and Central America is from June to November and in the southern hemisphere, cyclones can occur between December and April although this varies between regions and areas. It is advisable to check, prior to departure, for any unusual weather that may affect the enjoyment of your holiday. Further information is available at www.metoffice.gov.uk. CUSTOMERS WITH ANY DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION OR REDUCED MOBILITY If any member of your party has any medical condition, disability or reduced mobility which may affect your holiday or any special requirements as a result (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 the 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 your condition, disability or mobility occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any such condition, disability or reduced mobility which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our best to cater for any special requirements you may have. We will make every effort to recommend the most suitable holiday for you as we do have a specialist department who will be able to provide information to you. For further information, call us to discuss your holiday requirements. Within the EU, airlines will facilitate access to air transport for disabled persons and persons of reduced mobility and ensure they receive assistance when travelling by air in accordance with EC Regulation 1107/2006. This also applies to passengers departing from an airport situated outside the EU to an airport situated within the EU if the air carrier is an EU Community Air Carrier. Due to the nature of some of our hotels/destinations, many may lack the simplest facilities, such as ramps for wheelchairs and door access. This may apply to shops, restaurants public transport and recreational facilities.

In low seasons and periods of low occupancy, a few facilities at some hotels/ resorts may close. For example, a pool may be closed for maintenance or a restaurant for refurbishment. We will advise you of any changes to the availability of the facilities and of any work taking place known to us at the time of booking or as soon as we have been informed. NATIONAL AND SPECIAL RELIGIOUS PERIODS There may be restricted facilities e.g. restaurant / shop opening times, availability of public transport, recreational facilities etc, during national holidays and/or religious periods or festivals. Ramadan is observed in Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Malaysia, The Maldives, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Morocco. It is observed in the ninth month of the Muslim Calendar, the exact dates are determined by the lunar cycle. During this period, there are restrictions with regard to eating, drinking and smoking in public during daylight hours. CAR HIRE ITC Luxury Travel only deal with reputable car hire companies and, in the high season in particular, we strongly recommend that you pre-book your hire car to guarantee availability. Hirers must normally be 23 years of age or over (minimum of 25 years for prestige cars) and hold a FULL and VALID British driving licence, which must be carried at all times. Local licences (if applicable) are obtainable from the hirer or main police stations upon presentation of a British driving licence and must be paid for locally, together with petrol and optional extra insurance. When collecting your hired car, you will be asked to sign the hire car company’s standard hire agreement. This agreement is likely to contain provisions that limit or exclude the hire car company’s liability to you in certain situations. Please read the agreement carefully and ensure that you have adequate insurance cover. In some countries compulsory collision damage waiver is required. A credit card will be required as a deposit against fuel, insurance waiver, additional child/baby seats or other costs. For infants, front airbags may not be disconnected in certain vehicles, please check with the hirer. You are advised to take out additional insurance if voluntary such as collision damage waiver or equivalent for the country of your destination. AIRPORT TRANSFERS We will provide private vehicle transfers where possible. However, when a hotel provides transfers these may, on some occasions, be by coach or shared minibus, or by motor launch as appropriate. Please note that excess luggage will necessitate the need to supply an extra vehicle, which will incur an added charge. If you are travelling with luggage in excess of your airline allowance, please advise us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Where helicopter transfers are available, your luggage may need to be transported by road and for return flights, your luggage may have to be collected from your accommodation early in the morning. Helicopter transfers are not generally available after dark. TRAVEL ADVICE The Foreign & Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.

FINANCIAL SECURITY PROVISION All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ ATOLcertificate. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. If we fail, any money held at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted from you by him, is and continues to be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us.


WELCOME TO THE DEFINITIVE EUROPE From long, sweeping beaches to quiet coves; rolling hills to iconic cities; the wonders of Europe and North Africa never cease, and I feel very lucky to have all of this on my doorstep! In a matter of hours I could be in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains or sunning myself on a Cretan beach. Flipping through the pages of this new brochure, I’m sure you’ll agree that our corner of the globe holds a host of exciting holiday prospects. What’s more, having brought together the combined portfolios of ITC Luxury Travel, Western & Oriental and Villa Select, I hope you’ll be pleased not only by the breadth of destination choices, but the range of accommodation options too. Whether you’re looking for a family resort with a dash of luxury, an ultra-luxe adult-only retreat, or an expansive country villa, there will be something to suit. Not quite sure what’s right for you? I’m incredibly proud of our team of travel experts across ITC Luxury Travel Group, who know their destinations incredibly well and, between them, have visited everywhere we sell. This first-hand knowledge means you’ll get advice that’s second-to-none when planning your bespoke holiday with us. Once you’ve booked our Concierge team will be on hand to take care of all the extras; from priority check-in to restaurant reservations, just ask! With over 40 years in the travel industry, we have the contacts and relationships to make it happen. As you browse our Europe & North Africa brochure, I hope you’ll be as excited as I am about the prospect of a short-haul luxury holiday, and that you’ll choose the ITC Luxury Travel Group to ensure every detail falls into place. Happy travels, Jennifer Atkinson CEO, ITC Luxury Travel Group


EUROPE AND NORTH AFRICA Within the pages of this brochure lie hundreds of holiday options to inspire you. Organised by country and region, we hope that our insight into these destinations and in-depth knowledge of the hotels, resorts and villas will assist you in discovering a holiday that suits your interests and preferences precisely. Our expert Travel Specialists are on hand to answer any questions and begin your bespoke booking whenever you’re ready.

THE ULTRA-LUXE BOOKMARK

ULTRA LUXE

If you’re in search of the very highest levels of luxury, then look out for our Ultra-luxe label. For each destination in this brochure, we have carefully selected a handful of exceptional, truly indulgent resorts and hotels. So, if you seek a platinum five-star holiday experience, a property from our Ultra-luxe collection is the perfect choice.

KIDS IN THE MED Many of the hotels and resorts featured within these pages are ideal for family holidays, and if that’s what you’re looking for you may also be interested in ‘Kids in the Med’, our brochure that’s entirely dedicated to family-friendly breaks. We’ve hand-picked properties that have all the key ingredients - from appropriate room types to super fun kids’ clubs - so you can be certain that the needs of you and yours will be met. To order your personal copy of Kids in the Med, visit our websites, your local travel agent or call one of our Travel Specialists to discuss the perfect setting for your family.

ALWAYS OUR BEST PRICE At the ITC Luxury Travel Group, we work hard to secure you the best possible price on flights, accommodation and all those little extras that will enhance your time away. An established name in the travel industry, we’ve been in the business for over 40 years and our strong relationships mean we can offer better value than you’ll ever find by making the booking yourself. Due to the frequency with which we secure special offers and negotiate seasonal rates, prices do fluctuate and so we haven’t included pricing on the properties in this brochure. For the most up to date information, you can search our websites, speak to your travel agent, or call an experienced Travel Specialist on 01244 355 514.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE A pioneer in luxury travel, we’ve spent the last 40 years creating travel experiences of a lifetime for our valued customers, so you can rest assured you’ve booked with a company with a proven track record of excellence. Whether you holiday with ITC Luxury Travel, Western & Oriental or Villa Select, you’ll always have the assurance of booking with a fully bonded UK tour operator, meaning that you’re financially protected through ABTA and ATOL. What’s more, you’ll benefit from a 24-hour point of contact whilst you’re away should you need any assistance. With this peace of mind, you can simply switch-off, relax and enjoy.


THE DEFINITIVE BOOK OF EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA

SPAIN

GREECE

Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Costa del Sol Finca Cortesin, Costa del Sol The Ritz-Carlton, Abama, Tenerife Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella, Costa del Sol La Manga Club, Murcia Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, Costa Blanca Hotel Arts Barcelona W Barcelona Gran Hotel Bahia Del Duque Resort, Tenerife Sheraton La Caleta Resort, Tenerife RedLevel at Gran Melia Palacio De Isora, Tenerife Baobab Suites, Tenerife Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real, Fuerteventura Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort, Fuerteventura Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort, Lanzarote The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort, Mallorca Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel, Mallorca Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Mallorca Hotel Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa, Ibiza Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza Private Villas

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PORTUGAL AND MADEIRA Vila Vita Parc, Algarve 30 31 Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve 32 Conrad Algarve, Algarve 33 34 Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel, Western Algarve Martinhal Quinta Family Resort, Algarve 35 Epic Sana, Algarve 35 36 Dona Filipa Hotel & San Lorenzo Golf Course, Algarve 36 Quinta Do Lago, Algarve Vidamar Resort Algarve, Algarve 37 37 The Lake Spa Resort, Algarve Monte Santo Resort, Algarve 38 39 Six Senses Douro Valley, Douro Valley 40-41 Private Villas

The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Crete Grace Mykonos, Mykonos Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, Costa Navarino Amanzoe, Porto Heli The Margi Hotel, Athens Danai Beach Resort & Villas, Halkidiki Porto Sani, Sani Resort, Halkidiki Sani Asterias, Sani Resort, Halkidiki Sani Club, Sani Resort, Halkidiki Sani Beach, Sani Resort, Halkidiki Ikos Olivia, Halkidiki Ikos Oceania, Halkidiki Eagles Palace, Halkidiki Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete Amirandes Grecotel Exclusive Resort, Crete Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection, Crete Elounda Collection, Crete Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Crete Elounda Bay Palace, Crete Princess Resort, Skiathos Aegean Suites, Skiathos Grace Santorini, Santorini Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini Katikies, Santorini Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini Mykonos Blu, Mykonos Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort, Mykonos MarBella Corfu, Corfu Lindian Village, Rhodes Private Villas

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CYPRUS Anassa, Polis Constantinou Bros. Asimina Suites Hotel, Paphos Columbia Beach Resort, Pissouri Bay Columbia Beach Hotel, Pissouri Bay Almyra, Paphos Annabelle, Paphos Aphrodite Hills Villas & Apartments, Paphos Four Seasons Hotel Beach Resort, Limassol Olympic Lagoon Resort Paphos, Paphos

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ITALY

FRANCE

Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice 80 Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como 81 82 II Salviatino, Florence Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sardinia 83 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 84 Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice 85 The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice 85 Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare Portofino, Portofino 86 Villa D’Este, Lake Como 87 87 Palazzo Victoria, Verona Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence 88 Hotel Savoy, A Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence 88 Castel Monastero, Tuscany 89 Rocco Forte Hotel De Russie, Rome 89 90 Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Capri Grand Hotel Quisisana, Capri 90 Mezzatorre Resort & Spa, Ischia 91 91 Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Amalfi Coast 92 Palazzo Avino, Amalfi Coast 92 93 Le Sirenuse, Amalfi Coast Santa Caterina, Amalfi Coast 93 Borgo Egnazia, Puglia 94 Forte Village Resort, Sardinia 95 96 Chia Laguna, Sardinia Hotel Pitrizza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sardinia 97 Cervo Hotel Costa Smeralda Resort, Sardinia 97 98 Verdura Resort, A Rocco Forte Hotel, Sicily Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Sicily 99 Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, Sicily 99 100 - 101 Private Villas

Grand-Hotel Du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, Côte D’Azur Royal Riviera, Côte D’Azur Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Hotel, Provence Le Mas Candille, Côte D’Azur Cap Estel, Côte D’Azur La Reserve de Ramatuelle, Saint Tropez Le Bristol Paris Mandarin Oriental Paris

TURKEY Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum Amanruya, Bodrum Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum Mardan Palace Antalya, Antalya Gloria Golf Resort, Belek Gloria Serenity Resort, Belek Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye D-Hotel Maris, Datca Peninsula Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul

SKI Ski hotels Ski chalets

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain Chewton Glen, Hampshire Grayshott Spa, Surrey

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EGYPT

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh CROATIA Hotel Monte Mulini, Istrian Riviera Hotel Bellevue, Dubrovnik Private Villas

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Hyatt Regency, Sharm El Sheikh Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Hurgarda

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MOROCCO La Mamounia, Marrakech Kasbah Tamadot, Atlas Mountains Four Seasons Resort Marrakech Amanjena, Marrakech Royal Palm Marrakech Palais Namaskar, Marrakech Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Casablanca

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SPAIN AND HER ISLANDS Rich in variety, Spain is a diverse country with a fascinating history. A lively and cosmopolitan mix of cultures coexist here, and make for many unforgettable holiday experiences.

DESTINATIONS 1. Costa Del Sol 2. La Manga (Murcia) 3. Costa Blanca 4. Barcelona 5. Tenerife 6. Lanzarote 7. Fuerteventura 8. Mallorca 9. Ibiza

The much-adored beaches of the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca on Spain’s southern coast are augmented by an array of delights including delicious seafood, glitzy marinas and charming, whitewashed villages. Add to this soaring mountain landscapes of Murcia and there’s just so much explore. Or, for chic city break, head to Barcelona where impressive museums, staggering architecture and cosmopolitan culture abound. On the Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza you’ll find glittering beaches and great nightlife, alongside quaint villages, unspoilt coves and rich greenery. Nature-lovers and sun-worshippers alike can’t go wrong in the Canary Islands, with their year-round warmth and striking, volcanic landscapes. Trek in Mount Teide National Park in Tenerife; enjoy incredible conditions for sailing and watersports in Fuerteventura; or visit gorgeous hidden coves in Lanzarote’s south.

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ULTRA LUXE

MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL GOLF RESORT & SPA COSTA DEL SOL

LOCATION

This historic resort has played host to countless household names since opening its opulent doors back in 1954, it continues to this day, to provide the cultured traveller with a haven of refined elegance on the southern coast of Spain.

Located between Marbella and Puerto Banus, 45 minutes transfer from Malaga International Airport.

At the heart of what has become known as the ‘Golden Mile’, and once the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, award-winning service and exceptionally high standards exude from every inch of this exclusive resort. Sub-tropical gardens cascade down to the beach where guests enjoy the laidback surrounds of the Beach Club and its legendary international daytime buffet. The Marbella Club Thalasso Spa entices tranquillity seekers with its signature treatments and new medical, physical and emotional wellness programmes, while the resort’s world-class golf course is a five-star experience. Tennis and horse riding enthusiasts will also find their pursuits unbeatably well catered for. The Kids Club is the perfect spot to cultivate a lifetime of memories for young guests.

ACCOMMODATION

Luxurious rooms, suites and private villas provide naturally sunlit, spacious and calming spaces to kick back, with the legendary 6-bedroom Villa del Mar a splendid option for an extra-special occasion. Culinary offerings are spectacular, including the romantic Grill Restaurant, the legendary Beach Club, the avant-garde MC Cafe, the relaxed MC Beach, the delightful Garden Pool and the Golf Resort Club House restaurant, while celebrations are best enjoyed at the art deco-style Champagne Room and seasonal Summer Bar.

36 rooms and 79 elegant suites within lush sub-tropical gardens. In addition there are 14 Andalusian luxury villas and the majestic Villa del Mar.

FACILITIES 7 restaurants and 2 bars. 2 swimming pools. Thalasso spa, fitness centre, 18-hole golf resort, riding stables, tennis courts, watersports, scuba diving. Kids’ club.


ULTRA LUXE

FINCA CORTESIN COSTA DEL SOL With its sea views and lush gardens, this Andalusian designed, cliff top resort is a firm favourite with our luxury travellers, seeing many return year after year to its exquisite setting. Discover a plethora of facilities on site, such as one of the longest golf courses in Europe that plays host to the Volvo World Match Play Championship; paddle tennis courts; a spa with 11 treatment rooms and a new Thai spa area; a state of the art gym and beach club. For dining the resort’s main restaurants include the relaxed, rural, yet refined fare of El Jardin serving fresh local dishes, Kabuki Raw, the hotel’s signature Japanese restaurant awarded with One Michelin star and part of the Kabuki Group, and the polished Italian favourites at Don Giovanni. All suites are individually designed with exquisite bathrooms and high ceilings Executive Suites feature an enclosed private garden or terrace and a spacious living area while Pool Suites offer a private pool. Exclusive use of the entire resort is also available for those wanting to celebrate their big day in sophisticated Spanish style. The Beach Club, which is located less than a mile from the resort at Bahia de Casares, features beautiful gardens, an infinity edge swimming pool, restaurant and chic sun loungers, accessed via a complimentary shuttle service from the hotel.

LOCATION Casares, 50 minutes transfer from Malaga International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 67 luxurious suites and 2 villas, including the Pool Suites with their own terrace and swimming pool.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants. 4 swimming pools. Spa including Turkish bath, sauna and snow cabin, gym, tennis courts, beach club, 18-hole golf course with Jack Nicklaus Academy. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ULTRA LUXE

THE RITZ-CARLTON, ABAMA TENERIFE

LOCATION

We enjoy an extra-special relationship with this five-star resort, thanks to many years of sending discerning clients to its sunny shores and hearing their superb feedback on their return. And it’s not hard to see why it enjoys this ‘firm favourite’ status with its 400 acres of indulgent amenities and first-class service.

Guia de Isora, 25 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.

A private estate tucked away in Guía de Isora on the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’, Tenerife, the resort is a year-round sun destination with amazing panoramic views. Operated by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, it boasts something for everyone; Tennis aficionados will find the expert tuition at the new Tennis Academy will greatly improve their game and children will revel in the surrounds of the Ritz Kids club, while golfers will be in paradise with its 18hole, par 72 golf course, set over immaculate terrain with 22 lakes linked by impressive waterfalls. However, if that all sounds far too energetic, guests of all ages can bask in one of seven swimming pools, sunbathe on the golden sandy beach, or unwind in the Destination Spa. There’s no shortage of gastronomic pleasures too, with ten restaurants including Tapas, Fish & Seafood, Japanese, Pampa Grill and Italian inspired treats and two Michelin star rated restaurants - M.B and Kabuki. A range of spacious refurbished accommodation is on offer, from rooms and suites located in the main Citadel and the ‘villa’ area, to adults-only accommodation with a personal villa attendant and the new exclusive Club Level. Families will love the new two bedroom Family Suites accommodating up to eight guests.

ACCOMMODATION 461 rooms and suites located in the Citadel, which is at the heart of the complex, or the Villa rooms and suites hidden amongst the lush gardens. With the Tagor’ Villas being exclusively for adults-only. Club Level guests enjoy access to complimentary food and drink at the Club Lounge.

FACILITIES 10 restaurants and 3 bars. 7 outdoor swimming pools, including an adultsonly, family and kids’ pools and 2 natural pools. Gym, golf academy, driving range, 18-hole golf course, tennis academy, spa and wellness centre. Ritz Kids club, for ages 4 - 12 years old. Secluded beach.

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ULTRA LUXE

BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA MALLORCA Certainly one of Mallorca’s premier addresses, the Belmond La Residencia is an exceptional choice for those in search of a traditional, elegant and authentically Spanish retreat. Overlooking the picturesque Mediterranean village of Deià and nestled against a majestic mountain backdrop, this hotel offers a space full of period charm. Lovingly converted from two 16th and 17th century stone manor houses, this relaxed hideaway is much sought after due to its idyllic surroundings, relaxed ambience and understated luxury. In addition to the comfortable, unique rooms and Junior Suites, the hotel’s selection of suites all feature wooden shutters and French windows with views over the village or the mountains and some have their own private plunge pool. Guests travelling en masse should ask their Travel Specialist about the hotel’s superlative villa with its heated swimming pool. If your holiday is about exquisite experiences, be sure to book ahead and sample the unbeatable cuisine at El Olivo. Set in what was once an olive press, this is deservedly reputed as one of Spain’s finest restaurants. For open-air breakfasts, try the light and airy Son Fony restaurant with its glass-covered cobbled courtyard. Pampering is always on the menu at La Residencia with the spa’s six treatment rooms ensuring guests enjoy an extensive range of refreshing treatments. Or enjoy a complimentary two-hour boat excursion along the coast during the summer or weekly Walk&Talk art tour in Deià.

LOCATION Deià, 40 minutes transfer from Palma De Mallorca Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 67 elegantly appointed rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. The Villa offers deluxe self-catering accommodation just a few minutes at casual strolling pace from the hotel.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and bars. 2 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor heated swimming pool. Gym and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, beauty salon and an art gallery. Shuttle service to a rocky cove with natural sunbathing platforms and restaurant. Complimentary Kids’ club, yoga and tai-chi (seasonal, once a week) and Mountain bikes.

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PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT & SPA MARBELLA COSTA DEL SOL

LOCATION

Ideally situated directly on the Costa del Sol’s ‘Golden Mile’ and within easy reach of exclusive Puerto Banus, the hotel affords stunning views and is set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens.

Marbella, 35 minutes transfer from Malaga International Airport.

As well as the 261 guest rooms you’ll find three swimming pools and a pathway down to the sea. A leisurely poolside drink at the Puente Romano’s pool bar is a must on warm days, and with nine restaurants to choose from including an organic gluten free deli and fine dining from two Michelin starred chef, Dani Garcia, there’s always a dining option to suit. Lazy days are spent by the pool, or for something a little more active there’s the tennis club with its ten top-class courts, classes and summer camp for children and a kids’ club operating during all school holidays. The Six Senses SPA facing the sea speciaises in Yogic and wellbeing programmes, the fitness club meanwhile boasts a top of the range gym, a Pilates studio and aerobics, yoga and spinning classes.

ACCOMMODATION 261 rooms and suites. The Suite Al-Andalus has a garden view, living room and two terraces and the Imperial Suite offers lots of space with an impressive terrace and Jacuzzi overlooking the sea.

FACILITIES 9 restaurants and various bars. 3 swimming pools. 10 tennis courts, fitness centre, golf nearby (hotel’s own), horse riding, complimentary Wifi, sauna, watersports. Hair salon, gift shop, boutiques. Kids’ club.

Just twenty minutes drive away is the hotel’s own golf course, The Marbella Club Golf Resort, where hotel guests receive one complimentary green fee per person. The elegantly appointed rooms and suites are spacious and bright, with a variety of options for the size and requirements of your individual party. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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LA MANGA CLUB MURCIA Covering over 1,400 acres, La Manga Club is a fantastic resort renowned for its exceptional sporting facilities. A choice of accommodation options here include the five-star Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe and Las Lomas Apartments; perfect for those seeking the privacy of their own apartment but with the benefits and access to the facilities of a top class resort. Amenities abound with three golf courses, 28 tennis courts, a luxury spa and wellness centre, a Professional Football Centre, cricket pitches, golf and tennis academies, over 20 restaurants and bars and a Junior Club, while the resort’s own secluded, quiet cove is just a 10-minute shuttle bus drive away. Dining options are broad to suit every palate and bars and entertainment go well into the night for guests wanting to party.

LOCATION Murcia, 30 minutes transfer from Murcia San Javier Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 192 guestrooms with golf or pool views at the Hotel Principe Felipe, or choose from 171 self-catering holiday apartments and hotel-style guestrooms at the Las Lomas Village.

FACILITIES 10 restaurants and 5 bars. 4 outdoor swimming pools. Fitness centre and spa with 13 treatment rooms and a 25 metre indoor pool. A High Performance Sport Centre with advanced sports performance technology. An extensive range of sporting facilities including 3 golf courses, pitch and putt, 28 tennis courts, a squash court, mini golf and sporting academies. Kids club for children aged 3 months to 12 years old.

ASIA GARDENS HOTEL & THAI SPA COSTA BLANCA An Asian experience in Alicante is to be had at this truly unique hotel and spa. Amid an acre of pine forest you’ll discover the Thai-inspired architecture and tropical gardens positioned on the slopes of Sierra Cortina, with views over the Costa Blanca. Rooms are decorated in a Balinese style and at the four restaurants you can sample Asian, Mediterranean and international flavours, then head for a post-dinner cocktail at the Champagne Bar. If golf is your sport of choice there are two 18-hole golf courses adjacent to the hotel, as well as a fitness centre and several jogging circuits. To truly kick back and relax find a shady spot next to one of the seven swimming pools or indulge in a traditional Thai massage at the Thai Spa.

LOCATION Alicante, 30 minutes transfer from Alicante Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 312 rooms and suites including the Suite Deluxe with Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 4 bars. 7 swimming pools. Spa, gym, yoga, meditation, T’ai chi, Chi Kung and Pilates. Children’s playground and kids’ club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA BARCELONA Bordering the sea and dominating the skyline of Barcelona, this awardwinning hotel is renowned for its contemporary design that’s both bold and chic. Superbly placed for enjoying both the beach and city, it’s an ideal base for a mini-break to the Spanish city. At the end of a day’s exploring, 43 The Spa is the perfect spot to unwind with its eight treatment rooms, vitality pools, hammam and sauna. A wide range of dining options are also on offer, with some five restaurants including the two Michelin-starred Enoteca restaurant specialising in fish and seafood and featuring more than 700 wines. Rooms, suites and apartments boast excellent views of Barcelona, and ‘The Club’ is available for guests wanting indulgent extras, such as complimentary culinary offerings, during their stay.

LOCATION Port Olimpic, 20 minutes transfer from Barcelona El Prat International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 483 rooms including 28 luxury serviced duplex apartments including the Royal Suite and the Presidential Suite.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants and bars. Outdoor swimming pool. Spa, fitness centre, yoga and Pilates classes. Hair salon and on-site shopping. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

W BARCELONA BARCELONA Shaped like a billowing sail with floor-to-ceiling views of the city and the Mediterranean, this sleek city haven designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill is an architectural masterpiece. Discover direct access to the beach and a hotel that oozes style throughout its 26 floors. There are 473 rooms including 67 sumptuous suites to choose from and the BRAVO24 restaurant from Michelin-star rated chef Carlos Abellán. SALT Restaurant & Beach Club offers à la carte dining with a California-inspired menu and relaxed beach club atmosphere. By day relax at WETDECK or SUNDECK, surrounded by its spacious terrace with sun beds and cabanas, while guests wanting a more exclusive experience can enjoy the E-Wow Cabana; a private terrace with a Jacuzzi and room for 12 guests. By night, chill out at W Lounge or enjoy stunning views at the rooftop Eclipse Bar.

LOCATION La Barceloneta, 30 minutes transfer from Barcelona El Prat International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 473 guest rooms including 67 suites, featuring spectacular city and sea views.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants (one seasonal) and Eclipse rooftop bar. 2 outdoor swimming pools including the rooftop infinity pool. FIT® fitness centre, including sauna, BLISS® spa.

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GRAN HOTEL BAHIA DEL DUQUE RESORT TENERIFE Modelled on a turn of the 19th century Canarian village, with pastel coloured walls and courtyards commanding views over the beautiful beach of Playa del Duque, this attractive luxury hotel is considered one of the best on Tenerife. This luxury complex consists of 20 houses, each offering distinctive rooms and suites with a fusion of classic Spanish styling and exquisite furnishings. The elite Las Casas Ducales is an exclusive area, with just 51 rooms set in four houses that boast their own private reception, breakfast room, cocktail lounge and dedicated butler service. For the ultimate in comfort and privacy, the resort has 40 luxury 1 and 2-bedroom villas, each with a private terrace and plunge pool and access to the exclusive gourmet restaurant Las Aguas, with a spectacular, creative Canarian menu. There are five swimming pools (two heated) with watersports available at the beach. Numerous other activities include tennis, squash and the wellness studio and gym, as well as facilities for kids and teenagers. Some eight restaurants offer cuisines from around the world from local fine fare to Italian and Oriental, while for utter relaxation guests head to the resort’s superb spa.

LOCATION Costa Adeje, 15 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 351 distinctly individual rooms and suites. 40 villas designed by Pascua Ortega, each with private garden and plunge pool, as well as a separate reception area and butler service.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants and 6 bars/cafés. 5 outdoor swimming pools (1 freshwater, 2 heated, 1 saltwater, 1 children’s). Thalassotherapy Spa Bahía del Duque, 4 ‘Thai Room Spa’ Treatment Rooms, fitness and beauty centre. Tennis, paddle and squash courts, pitch and putt, 5 golf courses in the surrounding area. Shopping gallery and library. Watersports. Year-round children’s Mini Club (3 to 12 years old) and Teenagers’ Lounge.

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SHERATON LA CALETA RESORT TENERIFE

LOCATION

With outstanding panoramas of La Gomera on the southern Costa Adeje, this fashionable hotel is ideally situated for guests to explore the Teide National Park, El Duque Beach and the nearby towns. Set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, contemporary and elegant living is offered in the form of stylish, well-appointed rooms and suites, each with a private terrace and ocean or garden views. The Pool Village is the heart of the resort, offering two heated pools and one seawater, surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens and spacious sunbathing areas. Children are well catered for, with a supervised children’s club offering daily activities and teenagers’ club; leaving parents free to relax by one of the tranquil pools or unwind with one of the many therapies provided by the exceptional Spa Eutonos with its 10 treatment rooms, ‘Thalasso Vitality’ pool and crystal igloo.

Costa Adeje, 15 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.

In the evening fine dining can be savoured in one of four hotel restaurants, including La Venta, which offers local Spanish dishes, or Kamakura serving Japanese Cuisine, while pre-dinner cocktails are to be enjoyed in the friendly atmosphere of the two bars.

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ACCOMMODATION 284 contemporary and spacious rooms, including 20 suites with private terraces and ocean views. The Club Rooms have premium views. Club Lounge access can be arranged for guests in Club Rooms and Suites (extra charge).

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 2 bars. 3 outdoor swimming pools. Miniature golf. Spa Eutonos, ‘Thermal Circuit’ and fitness facilities. Children’s and teenagers’ clubs.

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REDLEVEL AT GRAN MELIA PALACIO DE ISORA TENERIFE RedLevel is a boutique adults-only hotel within the Hotel Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, and is just the ticket for those looking to get away from it all. Located in front of a black sand beach and natural seawater swimming pool, the resort is sandwiched neatly between the Atlantic Ocean and Tenerife’s iconic volcano Mount Teide. RedLevel provides exclusive, personalised experiences including access to the RedLevel Lounge, private villas and butler service. Within the main resort you can take part in yoga, tai-chi, Pilates and Zumba fitness classes. Then in the evening enjoy the view of the island of La Gomera and the best chill out music at Club Ocean, or take a post-dinner stroll around the Plaza Atlántica. To learn something new, ‘adults-only workshops’ include wine tasting and cocktail and sushi making.

LOCATION Alcalá, 35 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 94 rooms and 5 villas. The RedLevel Garden Villa Ocean Front has a private garden with a swimming pool, a dining area, Balinese bed and a butler.

FACILITIES 1 restaurant and bar (an additional 6 are available within the main resort). 1 swimming pool. Spa, RedLevel Lounge, personal butler service, wellbeing and sports classes, tennis courts.

BAOBAB SUITES TENERIFE The fabulous elevated position of this luxurious suite hotel provides guests with breathtaking views and a sense of serene seclusion, without compromising on services or nearby entertainment options. The lavish suites range in size from elegant studios to a jaw-dropping 4-bedroom penthouse, and offer ample, highly functional living spaces including state of the art kitchens. Depending on the category of suite, features also include private swimming pools, terrace Jacuzzis and small private beaches. The hotel boasts two heated outdoor swimming pools with baby splash pools, beauty centre and a spacious kids’ club. Activate sports club features four padel courts, fitness classes including spinning or cross fit as well as a Pilates studio, children’s playground and Fuel Restobar serving nutritious food and drinks. Elsewhere, for a memorable fine dining experience head to the elegant Sucás restaurant while BB’s, offers delicious meals throughout the day with stunning panoramic views or enjoy a buffet breakfast at Bite delicatessen & café where they also serve fresh baked bread, delicious cakes and fresh salads.

LOCATION Costa Adeje, 25 minutes transfer from Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 125 suites ranging in size from 1 to 4-bedroom.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, 2 bars, cafe and delicatessen. Swimming pool. SensCare beauty centre, yoga, Pilates, fitness centre and kids’ club.

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GRAN HOTEL ATLANTIS BAHIA REAL FUERTEVENTURA Bordered by the spectacular white sand dunes of Corralejo and located on the seafront with inviting warm turquoise waters, the elegant Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real is a hidden treasure. Start your day with sumptuous breakfasts at La Alacena Real where there are numerous scrumptious offerings on the menu. Enjoy leisurely strolls along the promenade to the beautiful fishing town of Corralejo, lounge in the relaxing pool areas or be pampered at the expansive Spa Bahia Vital. The more adventurous can enjoy a range of optional watersports, including kitesurfing, surfing and deep sea fishing; with a full range of courses available. Do not miss the new Coco Beach Lounge & Club a perfect venue to enjoy hearty brunches and lunches as well as tapas or a chillout sunset gathering with cocktails. Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real offers an explosion of tastes come evening time including; La Cupula gourmet restaurant under the guidance of Michelin star chef Carles Gaig, exotic Japanese cuisine at Yamatori and the finest Spanish produce in the elegant Las Columnas.

LOCATION Corralejo, 40 minutes transfer from Fuerteventura Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 242 rooms and suites, including Family Rooms with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants including the new Coco Beach Lounge & Club Restaurant. Kids´ club and kids´ playground, Aerobics, Fitness Centre, 2 swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzi and Spa Bahia Vital. Golf available nearby.

SHERATON FUERTEVENTURA BEACH, GOLF & SPA RESORT FUERTEVENTURA Set on a beautiful golden sandy beach in the resort of Caleta de Fuste, the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort holds an enviable location. The attractive outdoor pool and traditional Canarian building present the centre piece of the resort, offering a relaxing space to unwind. At the Hesperides Thalasso Spa, traditional therapies are combined with up to the minute practices creating a range of superb treatments. There is a selection of bars and restaurants offering a choice of cuisine, from traditional Spanish cuisine to Mediterranean and Oriental. The attractive pool, stylish accommodation and proximity to both the beach and the centre of Caleta de Fuste with its boutiques, cinema, restaurants and games, are what make this hotel such a popular choice.

LOCATION Caleta de Fuste, 20 minutes transfer from Fuerteventura Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 266 rooms and suites, including the spacious Junior Suite with Sea View which benefit from Jacuzzis, breathtaking ocean views and private terraces with personal sunbeds.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants, and 2 bars. Swimming pool, children’s swimming pool, kids’ club, kids’ playground, supervised children’s programme. Archery, beach volleyball, tennis court, fitness centre, spa with hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy. Swimming pool and whirlpool.

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PRINCESA YAIZA SUITE HOTEL RESORT LANZAROTE An ideal destination for year-round sunshine, the Princesa Yaiza is a five-star resort fantastically set on a promenade directly across from the Playa Blanca beach. Guests here enjoy access to the white sand beach of Playa Dorada and walks along the promenade straight from the hotel to Marina Rubicón and Playa Blanca Old Town. Some eight outdoor pools and two Jacuzzis present wonderful spots to soak up those rays, while the more energetic can visit the sports centre and two floodlit tennis courts. Relaxation can be found at the Thalasso Centre, the highlight of which is the seawater pool, heated to 34 degrees Celsius with hydromassage jets and starlit ceiling. A wide array of elegant and very spacious room types will cater for every profile; couples will be pampered in the Double Relax rooms, offering exclusive benefits including gourmet à la carte breakfast and complimentary daily spa access. For families there are the popular Royal Kiko Suites with PlayStation, DVD player, a kids’ mini-bar and two hours complimentary babysitting, alongside the Princesa Yaiza’s very own children´s park, Kikoland. In the evening enjoy dining at the Isla de Lobos - a Canarian restaurant with sea views that promotes organic, local produce.

LOCATION Playa Blanca, 30 minutes transfer from Lanzarote (Arrecife) Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 385 rooms and suites including the Royal Kiko Suites with two bedrooms; one for parents and one especially designed for kids.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants, 6 bars and pool bars. 6 swimming pools and 2 Jacuzzis. Spa. Fitness centre, tennis and basketball courts. Hairdressing salon. Kids’ club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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THE ST. REGIS MARDAVALL MALLORCA RESORT MALLORCA

LOCATION

Located just a short distance from the first class shops, restaurants and beach of Puerto Portals’ chic marina and with a wide variety of facilities and activities at, or close to, the hotel, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to how you spend your days at The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort.

Costa d’en Blanes, 25 minutes transfer from Palma De Mallorca Airport.

Enjoy an afternoon relaxing in the magnificent Arabella Spa, the largest of its kind in the Balearic Islands, or discovering not one but four challenging golf courses with preferred tee times and exclusive caddy services available at the nearby Arabella golf courses; Son Vida, Son Muntaner, Son Quint and 9-hole Son Quint Pitch & Putt course. A complimentary shuttle is provided. Service is of paramount importance at this property; the St. Regis Butler Service enables guests to take advantage of unpacking and packing services and much more. Care and attention has also been lavished on the dining and leisure options with the restaurants located with fantastic sea views or garden settings. They offer the finest food and service with guests able to choose from gourmet Mediterranean specialities in one star Michelin restaurant Es Fum and the main restaurant Aqua, plus poolside casual dining.

ACCOMMODATION 125 elegantly appointed rooms, Junior Suites and Suites.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, including the 1 Michelin star restaurant ‘Es Fum’ and 2 bars. 4 swimming pools (including 1 children´s pool). Arabella Spa with ice cave, 13 treatment rooms, Thalasso treatments plus over 100 treatments using Ligne St Barth & Anne Semonin beauty products. Fitness centre, golf available at Arabella Golf Son Muntaner, Son Vida and Son Quint all with complimentary shuttle service. Complimentary kids’ club serving lunch and dinner, babysitting service available.

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JUMEIRAH PORT SOLLER MALLORCA With pine forests on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, the cliffside location of this stylish resort ensures guests enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, the picturesque town of Port Soller and the UNESCO Heritage Tramuntana mountain range. This five-star hotel has a selection of 121 airy sea or mountain facing rooms and suites, spread across 11 buildings and connected by scented gardens with picture postcard views. For an extra-special stay ask your Travel Specialist about The Lighthouse Suite with its spacious terrace and private outdoor Jacuzzi. Dining here is a pure delight, with Cap Roig Restaurant offering creative cuisine combined with the freshest seasonal produce, or dine alfresco at Es Fanals for tapas. At dusk, head to the Sunset Sushi Lounge Bar for indulgent cocktails, sushi and 360 degree views of the mountains, port and Mediterranean. Young guests aged 3 to 12 years old will love the Barbaroja kids’ club, offering a wide range of activities, while parents can take time to chill at the Talise Spa with its ten treatment suites and a thermal area equipped with a hammam, ice room and glass-panelled sauna overlooking the valley.

LOCATION Port Soller, 35 minutes transfer from Palma De Mallorca Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 121 rooms and suites with views of either the sparkling Mediterranean Sea or the breathtaking Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants and bars. 2 outdoor swimming pools. Talise spa with 10 treatment suites including a hammam suite, fitness facilities with state of the art gym and outdoor heated hydropool. Private yacht charters, snorkelling, trekking and yoga. Golf available nearby. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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SHERATON MALLORCA ARABELLA GOLF HOTEL MALLORCA The Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel is the perfect destination for golf-lovers, but it is also a chic place to stay for those looking to explore the wider delights of Mallorca. Located in Son Vida, just a few minutes from the Mallorcan capital, the hotel is quiet and tranquil, with the lush greens and fairways offering wonderful views. Arabella golf courses of Son Vida, Son Muntaner, Son Quint and Son Quint Pitch & Putt are close by and guests can use the shuttle service between the courses and the hotel at no extra charge. Dining is a sophisticated experience, with Es Carbó looking directly over the golf course, and La Bodega del Green next to one of the two swimming pools. For utter relaxation, guests can treat themselves to a signature treatment at the Shine Spa.

LOCATION Son Vida, 20 minutes transfer from Palma De Mallorca Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 93 elegant rooms and suites provide a characteristic, refined island holiday experience.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. 2 outdoor swimming pools and kids’ club with pool. Fitness centre and beauty spa, 1 indoor pool with sauna and steam bath. 2 tennis courts, beach volleyball, 4 nearby golf courses with complimentary shuttle service. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

CASTILLO HOTEL SON VIDA MALLORCA This stunning, turreted 13th century castle sits on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Palma. Once inside, the magnificent interior is adorned with Spanish works of art and within its rooms every luxury has been considered. Those in want of extra space should take a look at the superlative Villa Suite with its four bedrooms, private entrance and your very own pool and Jacuzzi. Not surprisingly, pampering is high on the agenda at the hotel spa and in addition to the range of health and fitness activities the resort offers superb golfing opportunities. Gourmet feasts await discerning diners, both in the imposing dining room with its wonderful views at Es Castell and the sophisticated gourmet tapas creations at Es Vi. For those who want to explore, the centre of Palma is a mere ten minutes away with its shops, boutiques, museums and galleries.

LOCATION Son Vida, 20 minutes transfer from Palma De Mallorca Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 164 rooms and suites which beautifully combine the grandeur of the setting with modern comforts.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. 2 outdoor swimming pools. Kids’ club with heated swimming pool and playground. Castillo Beauty Spa, a beauty centre and health club with an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and fitness room, 4 tennis courts. 4 golf courses nearby with complimentary shuttle service.

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Handpicked villas to fall in love with for your perfect holiday. Villa Select prides itself on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK and from overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa, perfect for you.

VILLA CASENOVAS, SLEEPS 11 POLLENSA, MALLORCA Situated at the end of a country lane, the stunning Villa Casenovas is a firm favourite for busy families and friends seeking some well deserved together time among idyllic surroundings. Sleeping up to 11 people and with acres of living space, this would be the perfect choice for a family gathering with older children, or perhaps a reunion of old friends. There are five oak-beamed bedrooms, two of which are generous doubles and three further twins. Outside the enormous covered terrace stretches the full width of the villa and a few steps lead down to spacious, well-furnished sun terraces and lawned gardens. Taking pride of place is the 12 metre freeform pool, which has gentle steps into a shallow end, making it easy for small children to play.

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POLLENSA, MALLORCA This beautiful villa is located in a secluded position just 15 to 20 minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Pollensa, with its restaurants, shops and sandy beaches. Independent holidaymakers will relish the opportunity to explore this area, whether by cycling through its countryside or enjoying watersports just off its shores. After long, sunny days, Villa Ca Na Magda is a great base to return to, with its wellequipped kitchen and spacious yet cosy living areas. All accommodation is set over a single storey, making this a more accessible option and great for small children. Four bedrooms each benefit from their own en suite shower room. The private pool and luxurious day bed outside make this an ideal place for chilled lazy days in the Mallorca sunshine too!

Pollensa, Mallorca This beautiful villa is located in a secluded position just 15-20 minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Pollensa, with its restaurants, shops and sandy beaches. Independent families will relish the opportunity to explore this area, whether by cycling through its countryside or enjoying watersports just off its shores. After long, exciting days, Villa Ca Na Magda is a great base to return to, with its well-equipped kitchen and spacious yet cosy living areas. All accommodation is set over a single storey, meaning no need for stair gates! Four bedrooms each benefit from their own en suite shower room, whilst two boast romantic four-poster king size beds. The private pool and luxurious day bed outside make this an ideal place for chilled lazy days in the Mallorca sunshine too!

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HOTEL AGUAS DE IBIZA LIFESTYLE & SPA IBIZA Anchored in Santa Eulalia Bay Marina, this stylish and eco-friendly, family-run property is perfectly placed for visiting the picturesque Ibiza old town and is just a short walk along the palm lined promenade to the golden sandy beach; making it popular with couples and families alike. Facilities include its Revival Wellness Club, inspired by the Mediterranean, which enjoys water-themed and Ibiza salt treatments, wonderful for a spot of indulgent pampering. Dining options range from sophisticated tapas at the cheerful Alabastro Lounge to traditional Ibizan fare at gourmet restaurant La Sal. Scuba bar is located on the roof terrace and is open both day and night for Mojitos which can be enjoyed while sunbathing on designer deck chairs or spent listening to chill-out music by a pool that changes colour. It’s the ultimate spot to take in dramatic Balearic sunsets.

LOCATION Santa Eulalia del Rio, 30 minutes transfer from Ibiza International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 112 suites. The Cloud 9 Corner Suites have views of more than 180 degrees and include a living area, private terrace and bathroom with separate shower and bath.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and bars. 3 outdoor swimming pools. Spa including sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain, counter current jet pool, Feng Shui pool, Clarins Skin Spa and hair salon. Fitness centre. Wedding facilities.

HOTEL HACIENDA NA XAMENA IBIZA With a secluded clifftop location on Ibiza’s stunning north coast, this is an ideal spot close to San Miguel and Ibiza town. It boasts a wealth of activities, and is somewhere you can truly relax, thanks to the fantastic spa facilities and the Cascadas Suspendidas, an outdoor thalassotherapy circuit some 180 metres above sea level. The resort is perfectly positioned so that the awe-inspiring views of the bay can be seen from anywhere in the property, including from all of the 77 rooms and suites. It is also set in a preserved natural park, flaunting unrivalled flora and fauna and 2.5 kilometres of unspoilt coastline. The hotel promotes a healthy lifestyle cuisine prepared with products from the local Ibicencan market and based around the ecological patch at the Hacienda Na Xamena; offering the taste and simplicity of the hotel’s natural environment. At the restaurants you’ll discover a true sensory experience with a focus on taste and relaxation in the picturesque surrounds of the island.

LOCATION San Miguel, 40 minutes transfer from Ibiza International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 77 rooms and suites, all with Mediterranean views and panoramic Jacuzzis, some with private pools.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants. 1 indoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor pools, one exclusively for children. Tennis courts, mountain bikes, gym. Private boat owned by the hotel.

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VILLA CASA MARIONS, SLEEPS 8 CALA D’OR, MALLORCA A spacious and well-appointed villa, this is a great choice for those who wish to explore the local resorts and beaches without the use of a hire car. Just a three minute stroll from your door you’ll find the eateries and nightlife of the popular Cala d’Or resort area, whilst two sandy beaches are less than five minutes walk away! Still, back at your base you’ll enjoy the environs of a quiet residential area, with a private oval shaped pool - complete with separate children’s pool - set at the centre of the large terrace and lawned garden. Inside there is ample space, too, with four double or twin bedrooms sleeping up to eight people in absolute comfort.

VILLA SA COVA PUNTA PRIMA, MENORCA It’s hard to imagine a more perfect place for a barbecue than the spectacular seaside setting of this whitewashed villa on the Menorcan coast! Confident swimmers and snorkellers will love having access to the brilliant blue sea, while a gated entrance to this rocky area keeps little ones safe. Up on the terrace, the swimming pool has a shallow end for those who prefer a splash about to a proper swim. In fact, the whole outdoor area really is an idyllic place to relax on a hot summer’s day, with plenty of shaded areas. Each of this property’s four bedrooms benefits from wonderful sea views, plus the use of its own en suite shower or bathroom. Not far away, a white sandy beach and the attractions of Punta Prima await.

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PORTUGAL AND MADEIRA From the luscious north to the sun-drenched south, Portugal is a land of contrasts, where many sights, flavours and sounds await the willing traveller. Nestled in the country’s north-eastern corner, you’ll find the Douro Valley; a UNESCO protected area and oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Needless to say wine-lovers will adore this region, but its stunning natural landscapes and handful of elegant hotels means its appeal goes beyond the ancient vineyard. With stunning beaches, established luxury resorts and an array of worldclass golf courses, it is no surprise that the Algarve is such a popular holiday region. Sumptuous seafood is often on the menu and a real highlight among the plentiful delights. Or if you prefer island life, Madeira is marooned in the Atlantic Ocean, far from the mainland and has its own distinct character and is a great option for winter sun, or splash-about fun in the heat of summer. The delightfully cosmopolitan capital, Funchal, is well worth a visit, as are the lush landscapes found inland.

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ULTRA LUXE

VILA VITA PARC ALGARVE

LOCATION

Just a short flight from home lie the golden beaches of Portugal’s famous Algarve coastline, home to the much celebrated Vila Vita Parc.

Porches, 35 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

Set within 54 acres of stunning tropical gardens, with distinctive Moorish influenced Algarvean architecture, dramatic rocky coastline and perhaps the most secluded beach in Portugal, it’s fair to say that this is the perfect combination of luxury and picture postcard beauty. This award-winning resort boasts everything from stylish rooms and suites to villas with terraces and ocean views, to suit the size and needs of your party, with rooms at the elegant Residence reserved for adults only. Relaxed days are spent around the pool or on the fabulous beach - with a courtesy shuttle to the resort’s Beach Club - and a host of activities will keep everyone occupied. Golfers enjoy reduced green fees at the various championship courses around the resort and tennis enthusiasts will be wowed by the onsite facilities.

ACCOMMODATION 170 rooms, suites and villas with private terraces, many with ocean views.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants and 7 bars. 8 swimming pools including an indoor pool and outdoor heated pool. VILA VITA Vital Spa, gym and personal trainer. Luxury yacht hire, non-motorised watersports, tennis and golf pros on-site, football, horse riding, 18-hole mini-golf, 9-hole pitch and putt. Children’s crèche, playground and babysitting service available.

Dining is always a highlight with eight amazing experiences; from fine dining at the two Michelin star Ocean or Aladin Grill restaurants, through to relaxed nights at family-friendly The Whale or the Bela Vita. When utter relaxation is called for the VILA VITA Vital Spa will not disappoint with its fragrant steam baths, classic and Far Eastern massages, as well as an extensive offering of high-quality beauty care. Physiotherapy and reflexology are also available.

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ULTRA LUXE

BELMOND REID’S PALACE MADEIRA Certainly this small island’s most luxurious hotel, our discerning travellers love this Belmond owned resort for its timeless elegance teamed with the finest of modern day amenities. For over a century this glamorous resort, set on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, has played host to the rich and famous; it was here that Sir Winston Churchill wrote his war memoirs and where Sir George Bernard Shaw learned how to tango. Over the years the hotel has undergone many outstanding improvements; yet this grand colonialstyle property still possesses the old-world charm and impeccable reputation for excellence that it has always been renowned for. Guests can dine at an excellent choice of restaurants, including William Restaurant with its stunning panoramic views over the bay. A superb spa offers a varied menu of healing and relaxation therapies with products from La Prairie and Aromatherapy Associates, and, if you’re feeling energetic, there are plenty of leisure activities to enjoy too. Tennis courts, swimming pools, golf and watersports are just some of the facilities available, whilst youngsters are also well catered for, thanks to Fun@Reid’s kids’ and teenagers' clubs. To get a real taste for this iconic hotel, take a stroll though the tropical gardens on a complimentary tour with an expert horticulturist, followed by the hotel’s famous traditional afternoon tea.

LOCATION Madeira, 20 minutes transfer from Funchal Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 128 rooms and 35 suites, each one well appointed and individually decorated with an emphasis on traditional elegance and modern luxury.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, Reid’s Tea Terrace, pool and cocktail bars. 2 seawater pools (1 heated and one on sea level) plus 2 heated freshwater pools (including a kids’ pool). Spa. Games and snooker room, tennis courts, gym, watersports. Wine tasting. ‘Fun@Reid’s’ kids’ and ‘Fun@Reid’s’ teenagers' clubs. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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PINE CLIFFS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT ALGARVE Discover one of Portugal’s leading resorts, surrounded by pine trees with magnificent views of impressive ochre-coloured cliffs, a sandy beach and the Atlantic’s crystal clear blue waters.

LOCATION

The hotel’s architectural design is typically Portuguese, with Arab influences spectacularly showcased in intimate courtyards and interior terraces, creating spaces flooded with natural light. There is a variety of accommodation including rooms and suites at the Pine Cliffs Hotel, or two to three-bedroomed self-catering residences, townhouses and villas at Pine Cliffs Resort. For 2016 the introduction of the Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites will create 76 luxury apartments with one, two or three bedrooms overlooking the coastline.

ACCOMMODATION

Ideal for families, the Porto Pirata kids’ club (seasonal) gives younger guests the chance to enjoy mini-golf, as well as playing on the landbound pirate galleon. Days can be spent in idle indulgence around the pools or on the beach, reached via a private elevator, or on the 9-hole golf course. Perched 200 feet above the golden sands, the immaculate Pine Cliffs Golf Course is built in a pinewood setting with tree lined fairways and spectacular views.

Praia de Falesia, 30 minutes transfer from Faro Airport. 217 rooms, 76 Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites and 154 Pine Cliffs Residence Suites, all of which offer the highest standard of comfort and luxury. Townhouses, Golf Suites, Terraces and Villas are also available in the resort.

FACILITIES 9 restaurants and bars (some seasonal). 6 swimming pools. Experience Wellness at Pine Cliffs, health and fitness club, watersports centre (seasonal), Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, golf academy and 9-hole golf course. Porto Pirata Children’s Village and Junior Club (seasonal). Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

Dining comes in a variety of options, from simple snacks around the pool and gardens through to gourmet meals accompanied by fine wines. There really is something to delight all tastes and a visit to O Pescador (seasonal) is highly recommended in order to sample delicious seafood specialities such as steamed Atlantic crab.

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CONRAD ALGARVE ALGARVE A contemporary setting with exceptional dining located in the beautiful Quinta do Lago area of the Algarve, this resort is the perfect spot for a luxurious Portuguese holiday. The hotel has 154 spacious guestrooms with attractive bathrooms, spacious balconies and the latest technology; but for something extra-special, opt for the exclusive Roof Garden Suite with its indoor swimming pool with retractable roof, spacious living space and expansive roof garden with private access to the spa. With three swimming pools, a complimentary shuttle to a golden sandy beach and an onsite spa, there are no end of opportunities to relax. For something a little more active though, head to the nearby Ria Formosa Park, a wildlife reserve with remarkable dunes. You’ll also discover a number of superb golf courses just minutes from the hotel, fitness facilities at the Health Club and Spa or play a game of tennis at the hotel’s excellent courts facility. Alternatively, visit the historic village of Sagres or explore the area’s vineyards for some true Portuguese culture. Dining at the hotel is a real highlight, with options including Dado, poolside dining from your own private cabana (seasonal), and the stylish Gusto by Heinz Beck, the hotel’s signature restaurant as well as traditional Portuguese cuisine at Louro.

LOCATION Quinta do Lago, 20 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 154 rooms and suites; all have a private balcony and range from the Deluxe Room to the Conrad Suite, with a 90 degree view of the pool and your own personal host.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 3 bars. 3 swimming pools. Spa. Fitness centre, tennis court, golf, sports lounge. Kids’ club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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MARTINHAL SAGRES BEACH FAMILY RESORT HOTEL WESTERN ALGARVE

LOCATION

One of ‘the finest luxury family resorts in Europe’, the Martinhal Resort comprises three distinct areas: The Hotel Martinhal, the Martinhal Village and the Luxury Villas. The Hotel Martinhal overlooks the beach and all rooms have partial or full sea views from a terrace or balcony while The Village is great for larger families that prefer more space and a home from home experience. The Luxury Villas are set on the western area of the resort with sea views, private swimming pool and landscaped gardens.

Sagres, 90 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

Nestled within a protected natural park close to the historic town of Sagres, and with phenomenal views of the photogenic Martinhal Beach below, guests of the hotel are treated to the perfect location to relax. The dining experience here is exceptional, with great attention given to a range of high-quality, seasonal, Portuguese produce and authentic, time-honoured methods of preparation. Guests can savour the freshest fish at As Dunas, a stylish, beachfront eatery with an adjacent trampoline and sandpit for children.

ACCOMMODATION 35 Terrace and Beach Rooms plus 2 Beach Suites in the hotel. Within the village there are a variety of houses offering 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms plus a selection of private luxury villas with 3 to 5 bedrooms.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 5 bars. 5 swimming pools. 2 tennis courts, PADEL court and gym, Finisterra Spa, watersports including windsurfing, skimming and kayaking. Village store and boutique. Crèche and kids’ clubs for babies and children from 6 months to 12 years old.

Take advantage of Martinhal Bay’s reputation as a renowned watersports location, or discover the natural park, which can be explored by mountain bike, horseback or on foot. The hotel is also the perfect place to relax, and younger guests don’t have to miss out, as the indulgent spa offers ‘Family and Teen & Tween’ treatments too.

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MARTINHAL QUINTA FAMILY RESORT ALGARVE Under the same management as its larger namesake, this ‘village’ of villas and family-friendly facilities is located on Portugal’s southern coast in Quinta do Lago. The selection of spacious accommodation here ranges from two-bedroom town houses to five-bedroom luxury villas, all complete with their own pool. Additionally, there’s a resort swimming pool with a shallow kids’ pool. This is a property that takes the needs of families seriously and understands little things make big differences; like being able to drink your coffee whilst it’s still hot, or getting half an hour to read your book! So the Baby Concierge service here allows parents to pre-book items from bottle sterilisers to baby baths; Raposhinos Kids Club offers daytime activities for children aged 3 months to 8 years old and experienced babysitters are on hand should you want an evening off. Older children will love hanging out at the Blue Room.

LOCATION Quinta do Lago, 20 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION This resort features a selection of 2-bedroom townhouses to 5-bedroom villas all with private gardens and private swimming pools.

FACILITIES Bar and Gelataria and small supermarket with deli. Swimming pool with baby pool and slides. Kids’ club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

EPIC SANA ALGARVE Epic Sana is a contemporary and stylish resort perfect for couples and families alike. Set in eight hectares of natural pine forest and gardens, the resort has direct access to Falesia Beach via a wooden boardwalk and staircase, the only beach in the Algarve to be awarded the prestigious Golden Flag by the European Union. Facilities include five outdoor pools, two of which are for children, plus an indoor pool for the cooler months. Enjoy being pampered at the Japaneseinspired Sayanna Spa, work out at the gym or relax at the sauna. Open Deck is the resort’s seasonal poolside restaurant, while main restaurant Abyad boasts a daily buffet or à la carte meals enjoyed either in air conditioned comfort or alfresco on the terrace. The stylish gourmet restaurant, Al Quimia, offers a journey through the flavours of Portuguese cuisine paired with some of the finest local wines.

LOCATION Albufeira, 30 minutes from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 229 comfortable and spacious rooms and suites with resort, pool or ocean view

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 3 bars. 5 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor swimming pool and Japanese-inspired Sayanna Spa. Kids’ club (seasonal) and playground. 18-hole golf course nearby, tennis court, volleyball, aerobics and fitness centre.

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DONA FILIPA HOTEL & SAN LORENZO GOLF COURSE ALGARVE Set next to the beautiful nature reserve of Ria Formosa on the Algarve coast and with sandy beaches and sheltered coves nearby, this awardwinning resort has every facility you’ll ever need for a truly relaxing break. Head for the San Lorenzo Golf Club, designed by Joseph Lee and recognised as one of the best courses in Europe. It’s only a few short putts away via the courtesy shuttle service that operates to and from the hotel. Evenings are spent reliving your day’s triumphs, or otherwise, in one of the hotel’s two excellent restaurants. Head to the Beach Club to enjoy a romantic stroll along the 5 kilometres of gorgeous sandy beach and then retire to your elegant and stylish guestroom to prepare for your next wonderful day at Dona Filipa.

LOCATION Vale Do Lobo, 20 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 154 rooms, with views of the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel gardens or the magnificent golf courses.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. 2 outdoor swimming pools (1 heated, 1 children’s). 3 floodlit tennis courts, mini-golf, access to the beach, massage and beauty treatments. Kids’ club (April - October) and babysitting service available on request. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

QUINTA DO LAGO ALGARVE Quinta do Lago’s only seafront hotel, this fine property is surrounded by the tranquillity and beauty of the natural landscape. Service is paramount here and everything is done to ensure your stay is as relaxing as possible. Dining is delightful with a choice of mouth-watering international cuisines and delicious local specialties, including shellfish bought fresh every morning from one of the many local markets. A golfer’s dream realised, there are four courses within the resort itself and a further eight within an easy shuttle ride. During summer months guests can also enjoy the hotel’s private beach club, with its sun loungers, shade and refreshment. Alternatively, luxurious days of pampering await at the spa with its four massage rooms, heated indoor pool with counter-current and massage jets, Turkish bath and sauna.

LOCATION Quinta do Lago, 20 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 141 rooms and suites with panoramic views.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. 2 heated outdoor swimming pools including 1 adult and 1 children’s pool and heated indoor swimming pool. Spa with 6 treatment rooms and gym, tennis courts with resident coach, 4 golf courses nearby, horse riding. Boutique. Complimentary supervised children’s club (seasonal).

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VIDAMAR RESORT ALGARVE ALGARVE The oceanfront Vidamar Resort, which overlooks the scenic Salgados beach, golf course and nature reserve, is a contemporary family-friendly resort offering a range of accommodation from hotel rooms and suites to two and three bedroom self-contained townhouses with private pools. At the heart of the resort are the swimming pools, an outdoor 70-metre pool, children’s pool and adults’ chill-out pool. Follow the boardwalk and arrive at the incredible seven kilometre long Salgados Beach where there are sun loungers and umbrellas available for rental and a beach snack bar. Those seeking some down time should visit the Atlantic Health Club and Spa with its collection of body and facial treatments, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. At Vidamar, guests can dine at four restaurants, enjoying everything from sumptuous buffets at the Ocean Restaurant to popular Portuguese dishes such as Cataplana or charcoal grilled fish at Sabor a Mar.

LOCATION Albufeira, 40 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 250 rooms and suites and 46 townhouses; including the Grand Suite Ocean View with two connecting bedrooms with two en suite bathrooms.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and snack bar. 2 bars and 4 swimming pools one with swim-up pool bar. Kids' club, non-motorised watersports, health club and spa.

THE LAKE SPA RESORT ALGARVE The Lake Spa Resort is located on the edge of the resort of Vilamoura with direct access to the sandy beach and within walkng distance to the glamorous Vilamoura Marina. Those seeking an active holiday will enjoy the year-round leisure facilities including three pools, one with a natural sand base and one heated in the cooler months; kayaking on the private lake; football, basketball and tennis; as well as golf, with some six world class golf courses within five minutes drive. Relaxation is simple at the resort: laze by the pools, enjoy basking in the sun on the incredible Falesia beach or experience an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity at the spa that offers a range of treatments and a hydrotherapy pool. With five restaurants and snack bars, one day you could be enjoying a blend of Mediterranean and Asian flavours at Fusion, the next dining on fresh fish at the floating restaurant Marenostrum.

LOCATION Vilamoura, 20 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 192 rooms including 9 suites and 95 luxury apartments, which come complete with a lounge and fully equipped kitchenette.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and bars. 3 swimming pools. Spa and fitness centre. Games room, library. and kids’ club.

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MONTE SANTO RESORT ALGARVE

LOCATION

Set in gardens close to Carvoeiro stands the Monte Santo Resort, a collection of luxury one and two bedroom self-catering suites and two or three bedroom townhouses.

Carvoeiro, 45 minutes transfer from Faro Airport.

With suites and townhouses to choose from, depending on your group’s size, you’ll love the bright and airy accommodation, equipped with kitchens, living areas and terraces or balconies. All guests receive a welcome drink, complimentary shuttle to Carvoeiro and nearby golf courses and use of the fitness centre, spa facilities and Planet Junior’s Kids Club. Club House VIP Suites also offer: a daily newspaper, water, fruit platter, internet, one bottle of wine per stay and a turndown service with petit fours. You may choose to self cater, however the intimate Club House Restaurant offers a Mediterranean inspired menu or venture out to Carvoeiro where there are a number of lovely local restaurants.

ACCOMMODATION 112 suites and townhouses, with the latter offering private Jacuzzis.

FACILITIES 1 restaurant and 2 bars. Swimming pool. Spa and fitness centre. Beach shuttle service. Kids’ club.

Relax by one of the five outdoor pools (there is one indoor pool for the cooler months), play football or tennis, work out in the gym or be pampered in the spa. The relaxed resort atmosphere, self-catering style accommodation and village setting make Monte Santo a favourite with families and during the summer months and school holidays, children are kept entertained at the kids’ club.

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SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY DOURO VALLEY This luxury Six Senses resort in Portugal enjoys a truly stunning location, set as it is in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley. The hotel itself is surrounded by ancient vineyards, which are characteristic of the region. Indeed, those who love their vintages will be at home here, with the unique Wine Library & Terrace offering tastings in a relaxed and informative style. Accommodation is impressive; stylish and contemporary with large windows to make the most of the views. Throughout the hotel, decor is chic and modern and there is an emphasis on sustainable luxury. Innovative use of cork flooring and beautiful chandeliers made from wine bottles lend a sense of place, whilst also ‘upcycling’ in an environmentally conscious style. The hotel reopened in June 2015 under the auspices of the inimitable Six Senses Group. Accordingly, the Six Senses Spa is a real feature, with its expansive indoor pool, outdoor pool and 10 treatment rooms. Dining is a delight here, with a bar serving tapas and two à la carte restaurants. Whether it’s a quick sandwich at lunch or a three course meal in the evening, you won’t be disappointed by the quality fare on offer. An organic garden nearby provides seasonal vegetables where possible.

LOCATION Douro Valley, 90 minutes transfer from International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro.

ACCOMMODATION 57 guestrooms, suites and villas, including the Quinta Panorama Suites with floor to ceiling windows showcasing the breathtaking views.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, 1 bar and wine library. Indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool. Gym. Spa. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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Handpicked villas to fall in love with for your perfect holiday. Villa Select prides itself on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK and from overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa, perfect for you.

VILLA SIBBO, SLEEPS 10 OLGOS D’AGUA , ALGARVE A grand, spacious villa boasting five bedrooms, up to 10 adults can be accommodated here with comfort and ease. Interiors are lightfilled and immaculate, from the polished, tiled floors to the beautiful and well-equipped kitchen. All five spacious bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms, the upstairs master bedrooms being particularly spacious, with their own terrace from which you can enjoy views out to sea. Outside you’ll find a generously sized pool, as well as a small children’s pool. A covered area featuring outdoor sofas, a built-in barbecue and separate with TV, DVD and pool table complete the picture. With all this at hand, plus the beach and shops only a short stroll away, this villa’s location is yet another thing to recommend it.

VILLA CASA ALFAROBEIRA , SLEEPS 6 GALE, ALGARVE Light and spacious, this homely Algarve villa is appointed in style and benefits from modern facilities, including a pristine kitchen that was newly fitted in 2015. Patio doors lead from the airy open-plan lounge area onto the covered poolside terrace and the beautiful gardens. Here, you can enjoy the countryside views, have a barbeque or simply relax on the sunbeds on the lush green lawns surrounding the pretty 7 metre pool. Each of the villa’s three double bedrooms have their own compact, en-suite bathrooms, making this a perfect choice for groups of friends and families with older children. Ideally located close to the village of Guia in Algarve, you’ll find traditional restaurants and a host of amenities close at hand.

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VILLA MAXIMO, SLEEPS 8 GALE, ALGARVE Situated in the Gale area of the Algarve, this charming four-bedroomed villa is less than 10 minutes drive from restaurants, shops and a host of picturesque beaches, but retains an air of seclusion. The well-appointed interiors have a homely feel and eight guests can be comfortably accommodated in bright, air-conditioned bedrooms. The master suite boasts a gloriously positioned roof terrace and full bathroom en suite. No worries about shower queues here though, as there are a total of four bathrooms! Outside, there are plenty of spots to sunbathe or relax in the shade, plus a 10 metre saltwater swimming pool, which features a small, sparate children’s pool, perfect for little ones to splash about in!

SOLAR DAS LARANJEIRAS, SLEEPS 8 ALBUFEIRA, ALGARVE This impressive four bedroom villa, whose name means ‘Manor House of the Orange Orchard’, occupies a gated plot not far from the popular Pine Cliffs area. Incredibly spacious and stylishly presented, this property’s generous proportions mean large families and groups can all congregate in any living space, whilst still having privacy when needed. Each bedroom boasts its own modern en suite shower room or bathroom, and those on the first floor enjoy stunning Algarve views. Outside there’s a large barbecue area complete with its own sink, making alfresco dining even easier. The swimming pool is another highlight and with a table tennis area just next to it there will be endless opportunities for outdoor fun on a holiday here.

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GREECE & HER ISLANDS Greece is a timeless land that is brimming with epic tales and dramatic landscapes alongside sun-soaked beaches that will captivate and enthral. In Athens you can see the iconic Parthenon, dine out in style, or simply people watch, while in nearby Peloponnese, you’ll find vast swathes of coastline like Costa Navarino and seaside towns like Porto Heli waiting to charm you. Over to the west is the trident peninsula of Halkidiki. Think beach heaven, fresh seafood, exhilarating hikes, awe-inspiring caves and ancient monastery visits! And then there are the islands! The largest and most southerly is Crete, with delightful marina towns, awe-inspiring natural sights and mysterious ancient ruins. Directly north from here are glamorous Mykonos and chic Santorini, where you’ll encounter some of the world’s best sunsets. To the extreme west you’ll find the distinctly European Ionian Islands, including Corfu and Kefalonia, while in Rhodes eastern and Ottoman influences are apparent at every turn. Right in the middle, Skiathos is an authentically Greek island with over 60 beaches to explore and enjoy.

GETTING THERE... Time Difference: GMT +2 hours Flying Time: 3 hours 5 minutes to Corfu, 3 hours 15 minutes to Thessaloniki (Halkidiki), 3 hours 30 minutes to Skiathios, 3 hours 40 minutes to Kalamata 3 hours 55 minutes to Heraklion (Crete), 4 hours to Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to all our Greek destinations except Skiathos. Other airlines and more UK departure points are also available to all of the Greek islands.

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ULTRA LUXE

THE ROMANOS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT COSTA NAVARINO

LOCATION

Many of our clients return year upon year to this superb, award-winning resort, which is set on a breathtaking stretch of sandy beach within scenic olive groves.

Located near Pylos, 50 minutes transfer from Kalamata Airport.

Thanks to the shared facilities of sister property The Westin Resort Costa Navarino, The Romanos has the feel of a boutique hotel, yet with all of the restaurants, bars, golf courses, children’s clubs and sports facilities of a much larger resort. With 321 rooms, suites and villas to choose from to rest your head, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the plush accommodation; which all affords unobstructed and picturesque views. Gastronomes will be delighted by the array of restaurants at the resort, with each championing local ingredients and regionally-produced wines. Anax lounge, with its stunning sunset views, is the place to enjoy a Luxury Collection Cocktail before dinner, Barbouni restaurant by The Dunes Beach invites guests to savour freshly caught fish beachside. Relaxation at The Romanos Resort is best enjoyed at the Anazoe Spa with indulging treatments and Thalassotherapy facilities including floating pools, indoor and outdoor treatment areas, as well as ice-grotto rooms, mist showers and herbal saunas. The spa also goes above and beyond to use local herbs and olive oil in its treatments; the perfect remedy to revive and restore.

ACCOMMODATION 321 exceptional rooms and suites overlooking the Ionian Sea, landscaped gardens and infinity pools. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and bars and another 17 within the complex. 3 outdoor and 1 heated indoor swimming pools. Health and fitness centre, Anazoe Spa & Thalassotherapy offering unique olive oil treatments, 2 signature golf courses (The Dunes Course and The Bay Course), Racquet Academy with nine different racquet sports. Outdoor activities including hiking and biking and on-water and underwater sea sports. Shopping boutiques, open-air theatre.

Guests looking for a cultural experience will enjoy the philosophy walks, olive and wine harvesting and village cooking lessons among the engaging propositions of the resort.

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ELOUNDA GULF VILLAS & SUITES CRETE Thanks to its exceptional style and luxury, this award-winning, family-owned and run boutique villa-hotel is considered a superb option for a short-haul honeymoon or special occasion travel, as well as for indulgent family holidays. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it offers a unique blend of exquisite design and splendid accommodation, situated in a beautifully peaceful location overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello. Accommodation is housed in a collection of individually designed villas, Massage Suites with private pools and Deluxe Suites close to the main hotel pool, all boasting elegant floor to ceiling windows with stunning panoramas of the mountainous coastline, sweeping bay and distant isle of Spinalonga. The villas in particular feature a wealth of creature comforts and each is furnished with carefully selected pieces. Guests have their own infinity pool and Jacuzzi in which to relax and enjoy the glorious sea views with the Spa Pool Villas also offering a private gym room, sauna and steam bath. All guests have access to the Elixir Spa Gallery, the main pool and children’s pool, both of which are heated seasonally. Relax, swim and sunbathe at EGV Private Beach Club - just a five minute drive from the hotel (daily shuttle service is offered), with watersports and other beach services also available. The EVG Cool Crèche and Kids Club will give parents some downtime while children aged 4 months to 12 years old are entertained by qualified childcare specialists in a setting that meets UK Ofsted childcare standards. Dining at the resort can be enjoyed in the two à la carte restaurants where a delicious choice of Cretan, Mediterranean and international dishes are available. Alternatively, sample the exceptional room service which is available whenever you wish.

LOCATION Elounda, 45 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 10 Deluxe Suites 5 Massage Pool Suites and 18 Pool Villas. Villas have their own private heated pools and Jacuzzis, with some having their own private spa too (gym room, sauna and steam bath).

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and lounge bar. Private beach club, swimming pool and children’s pool. Elixir Spa Gallery with gym, sauna, steam bath, massage room and outdoor Jacuzzis. Creche and Kids’ club.

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GRACE MYKONOS MYKONOS

LOCATION

For a Greek island holiday with serious wow factor, look no further than the chic and sleek Grace Mykonos.

Agios Stefanos, 15 minutes transfer from Mykonos Island National Airport.

Sitting above the sandy beach of Agios Stefanos within reach of vibrant Mykonos Town, Grace Mykonos enjoys exquisite views that only get better as you ascend the terraced hillside. A contemporary masterpiece of Mykonian architecture, this boutique hotel is the ultimate in understated luxury.

ACCOMMODATION

The hotel oozes tranquillity and for those wishing to indulge, the spa offers an array of treatments. Its boutique nature also means it’s a great choice if you’re looking for an intimate, romantic retreat where you can unwind and relax yet within close proximity to Mykonos Town, with shopping and sightseeing only moments away.

1 poolside restaurant and cocktail bar. Swimming pool. Boutique spa, gym and in-room fitness kit available, art gallery, boutique shop. Wedding facilities.

The 32 rooms and suites are all unique in shape and size with a simple minimalist and elegant design, featuring king size beds with luxurious pillow top mattresses and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers. A number of rooms and suites also feature private plunge pools and terraces from where spectacular sunsets over the town can be enjoyed while sipping morning coffee or sunset Champagne.

32 rooms and suites, some with private plunge pools.

FACILITIES

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In the evening, enjoy an à la carte dinner then cocktails in the bar area, designed exclusively for the hotel by the worldrenowned bartender and cocktail creator Salvatore Calabrese.

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SANTA MARINA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT MYKONOS A long-time symbol of luxury, ideal coastal location and distinct lifestyle, Santa Marina Resort & Villas, stands out for its impeccable facilities and attentive services. As a member of the Luxury Collection, guests can expect detailed, personalised service and a high level of five-star amenities. The resort’s unique feature is the exclusive private sandy beach, with the Beach Bar at hand for cocktails, snacks or to book a speedboat for exploring the beautiful beaches and islands nearby. Based on the essential elements of positive energy, health, beauty and wellbeing, the resort’s LOTUS SPA provides signature treatments with Phytomer and ILA natural products. While parents relax, little ones can play with the abundance of activities available to them, which include a kids’ club and tennis instruction. Accommodation includes newly renovated rooms, suites, and suites with pool as well as 13 exclusive private villas all with their own swimming pool. Colonial Pool Restaurant and Bar, open all-day long, offers alfresco dining, while the world’s first Buddha Bar Beach Restaurant and Bar located overlooking the private beach is the perfect hotspot to enjoy world-class cuisine accompanied by cocktails created by talented mixologists and the music of resident and guest DJs. Leisure facilities include seawater and infinity pools, whirlpool, children’s pool and a floodlit tennis court.

LOCATION Mykonos, 10 minutes transfer from Mykonos Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 102 rooms, suites, some with pools, and villas, including a new 6-bedroom villa designed by K Studios.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 3 bars. Seawater pool, infinity pool, children’s pool, whirlpool, private beach. Floodlit tennis court and resident tennis coach, speedboat services, spa, hairdresser and gym. Boutiques. Wifi. 24-hour room service. Children’s outdoor playground, kids’ club and babysitting service available.

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THE WESTIN RESORT COSTA NAVARINO COSTA NAVARINO

LOCATION

Set amidst lush olive groves and crystalline waters with the backdrop of the deep blue Ionian Sea, this resort is an ideal place for family holidays as well as couples’ getaways.

Costa Navarino, 50 minutes transfer from Kalamata Airport.

Inspired by mansions from Messenia, rooms and suites are decorated in neutral tones, with the Premium Infinity Suites a great upgrade choice offering a private pool, living area and terrace. Home to some fantastic facilities, the resort presents a variety of indoor and outdoor sports facilities for all ages and interests: two outdoor swimming pools, AquaPark, two indoor pools, as well as two extensive children’s care centres with a recreational park with ten pin bowling alley, basketball court and video game arcade designed to keep older kids happily occupied! At the Navarino Racquet Academy, tennis, mini tennis, padel, squash, badminton and more are available, as well as private tuition. The two signature golf courses, The Dunes Course and The Bay Course, are both 18-hole scenic spots for golfers and Anazoe Spa offers special treatments to pamper. For culinary experiences, a great variety of dining venues include Greek, Lebanese, Italian, an American diner and Asian cuisine.

ACCOMMODATION 445 rooms and suites including the Infinity Rooms and Suites with their own private infinity pool.

FACILITIES 12 restaurants, ice cream boutique, creperie, elegant lounge bar and 2 pool bars. 2 swimming pools and kids' pool. Fitness centre, spa and a range of watersports. Aqua Park and 2 innovative children hubs. Indoor basketball and volleyball. 2 golf courses, cycling activities, hiking tours, Nordic walking, indoor climbing wall, outdoor climbing experience and speed experience park. Racquet sports, tennis, mini-tennis for children, squash, padel, beach tennis, speedminton, table tennis, badminton, and beach racquets.

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AMANZOE PORTO HELI Perfectly located on a hillside, this beautiful boutique resort is arranged around an expansive reflection pool with spectacular views of the sea, with the whole resort surrounded by undulating olive groves overlooking the island of Spetses and the Argosaronic Gulf beyond. Inspired by classic Greek architectures, every one of the 38 guest pavilions has its own private swimming pool and is accessed through a stone-wall courtyard, with the living area and bathroom opening onto the terrace, which is shaded by a pergola and enjoys breathtaking views over the Aegean. For the ultimate indulgence head to Aman Spa with its seven double treatment rooms and a Watsu pool, all looking onto a peaceful open-air courtyard. More active pursuits include trekking in the beautiful scenery of the Peloponnese and there is a wealth of ancient archaeological sites to explore in the area surrounding Amanzoe.

LOCATION Porto Heli, 2 hours 30 minutes transfer from Athens Airport, or a 2-hour hydrofoil ride from the Athenian port of Piraeus. Helicopter transfers can be arranged from Athens Airport, and take 25 minutes.

ACCOMMODATION 38 luxuriously appointed suites with pools. Adjecent to the resort there are 7 villas with 4 to 9 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, large living areas, fully equipped kitchens and private pools.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants. Swimming pool. Aman Spa, fully-equipped gym, Pilates facilities, a yoga studio, two outdoor tennis courts. Library, beach club and boutique.

THE MARGI HOTEL ATHENS This elegant beachside hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and provides the best of both worlds with all the attractions of a coastal location but within minutes of the Greek capital. The Margi, on the Athenian Riviera, is just a few steps from two sandy beaches, boasting a yacht marina and an array of watersports. Dining is high on the agenda at the hotel with organic food from The Margi Farm offering international tastes teamed with a distinctly Mediterranean ambience at the restaurants and bars. Guest rooms and suites are truly luxurious and laidback, with Korres bath products and elegant furnishings. Treat yourself to an in-room massage, or perhaps try something a little more active with a jog through the surrounding forest along the beachfront. For a very special experience, ask the concierge to arrange a boat trip from Vouliagmeni Marina to take in this picturesque region from the vantage point of the Mediterranean Sea.

LOCATION Vouliagmeni, Athens, 20 minutes transfer from Athens Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 89 guest rooms and suites. The VIP Suite has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with views of the sea and forest of Vouliagmeni, a deluxe walk-in closet and a shower Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, 2 bars and a pool lounge. Swimming pool and spa. 24-hour room service, fitness suite, concierge service, tennis. Golf and watersports nearby.

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DANAI BEACH RESORT & VILLAS HALKIDIKI

LOCATION

This Leading Hotels of the World property, with backdrop of lush flourishing gardens and Mediterranean pine forest, combined with over 300 metres of one of the best private sandy beaches in Greece, offers guests both the perfect opportunity to unwind and an impressive range of activities and facilities.

Sithonia, 50 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

This romantic boutique style resort is located on the middle peninsula of Halkidiki in northern Greece, an area famous for its impressive history, linked with Aristotle and Alexander the Great, as well as its beautiful beaches and crystal clear warm waters. Why not learn a new language, taste some of the resort’s 850 exceptional wines in the fantastic medieval cellar, or treat yourself to a soothing day at the spa, offering an array of treatments and daily wellness classes? The opportunities at Danai Beach are endless. Indulge in a cup of fresh coffee or a rare malt whisky at the Andromeda tea time room whilst charming live piano music delights your ears. Be enticed by the mouth-watering aromas of the Sea Horse Grill, serving authentic Greek dishes and delectable ouzo delicacies. Or why not sip Mojitos at the Sea Side Bar, whilst digesting the fantastic panoramic views and stunning allure of the azure Aegean Sea? Whatever your tastes may be, Danai Beach will not disappoint.

ACCOMMODATION 55 Suites and 7 Villas, elegantly designed and furnished with artistic pieces and upscale décor. All pool suites and villas have private pools overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Spa with massage rooms, nail spa, trilogy room with reflexology bed and Cleopatra’s bath. Watersports, tennis, mountain biking, fishing, golf and boat trips. Kids’ club and babysitting. Wedding facilities.

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PORTO SANI, SANI RESORT HALKIDIKI This contemporary, all-suite property situated in the stunning ecological haven of Sani Resort is just a few steps from the picturesque Sani Marina and bordered by fragrant pine and eucalyptus forests, ancient olive groves and spotless beaches. The peaceful setting encapsulates a homely oasis that’s perfect for families, featuring stylish and comfortable one, two and threebedroom Family Suites for extra living space. With lagoon style pools, an adults-only pool, glorious gardens and proximity to an exclusive beach, Porto Sani has so much to offer the discerning traveller. Dining options around the resort are endless, with everything from the finest gourmet cuisine to traditional tavernas. Younger members of the party are well catered for too with their own dedicated menus at many restaurants. A unique Dine Around programme ensures that half board guests can enjoy the delicacies offered by most of the resort’s eateries. This child-friendly property is dedicated to making everyone’s stay enjoyable, and has the added attraction of miles of pristine beaches close by. Take advantage of the ‘Babewatch’ babysitting service on the resort’s beach, on hand to keep youngsters entertained, while adults enjoy a well-earned break.

LOCATION Kassandra, 50 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 109 stunning suites, including 1 and 2-bedroom suites for extra living space.

FACILITIES 20 restaurants and 15 bars, Dine Around programme for half board guests. Spa Suite, tennis courts at Sani sports centre, PADI diving centre. Melissa Crèche, Mini Club and Teenagers’ Club, ‘Babewatch’ babysitting service. Located near the marina with access to restaurants, bars, shops. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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SANI ASTERIAS, SANI RESORT HALKIDIKI

LOCATION

This elegant, boutique-style hotel located in Sani Resort and set on a soft, white sandy beach, offers guests the very best in luxury, privacy and personal service.

Kassandra, 50 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

The modern, low-rise style suites are perfect for couples and families and are beautifully appointed with Italian furnishings, the finest linen sheets and handcrafted wood and stone features. All 57 of the suites have recently enjoyed a considerable facelift. Plus new for 2016 the spacious Three Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Private Pool, accommodating families up to seven.

57 spacious and beautifully appointed suites with either a sea view (many with direct beach access) or a location near the marina.

Enjoy a fusion of Greek and French cuisine at Water Restaurant with an exceptional menu created in conjunction with two Michelin-starred chef Jacques Chibois. New for 2016 is the new adult-only concept, Over Water, open for breakfast and dinner (14 years plus) and overlooking Sani Marina with its restaurants, bars, shops and superb yacht harbour. There are activities galore to tempt you, including a new spa offering soothing tailor-made aromatherapy treatments and therapies by Anne Semonin, alongside plenty to keep little ones occupied with care provided by UK childcare specialists Worldwide Kids. Teens won’t miss out either with classes in hip hop, dancing, DJ-ing as well as outdoor activities such as archery, beach volleyball and mountain biking.

ACCOMMODATION

FACILITIES Restaurant, bar and lounge with live music. Spa, tennis courts at Sani sports centre. Garden theatre. PADI dive centre and watersports. ‘Babewatch’ babysitting service, Melissa Crèche, Mini Club and Teenagers’ Club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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SANI CLUB, SANI RESORT HALKIDIKI The intimate surroundings of this luxurious low rise hotel, in an amphitheatre position with magnificent views, provide you with a dazzling array of amenities and activities, both on and off the water, to bring pleasure to guests of all ages. This Sani Resort hotel is a particularly good choice for families, with the turquoise waters and soft white sands of the private beach providing an irresistible spot to relax. The clarity of the sea means snorkelling is lots of fun too! The kids’ clubs are the ideal place to keep children of all ages happy; and most importantly the crèche and mini club are run by UK childcare specialists Worldwide Kids, conforming to Ofsted standards. New for 2016 are the Two Bedroom Family Suite with Private Pool and Two Bedroom Family Suite with Private Garden both accommodating families of up to six, ensuring families an extremely luxurious stay.

LOCATION Kassandra, 50 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 137 rooms, 53 Junior Suites some with private pool, 14 Two Bedroom Family Suites with private garden or pool.

FACILITIES Restaurant, bar and lounge with live music. Club Spa, tennis courts at Sani sports centre. Garden theatre. PADI dive centre and watersports. Melissa Crèche, Mini Club and Teenagers' Club, ‘Babewatch’ babysitting service.

SANI BEACH, SANI RESORT HALKIDIKI Set in the Sani Resort, which stretches over a thousand acres, this family-owned ecological reserve is a place of luxury and tranquillity. With a fantastic selection of rooms of all shapes and sizes, this spacious hotel delivers five star quality and service with its indoor and outdoor pools, spa, numerous restaurants and bars and a great range of activities and entertainment. Guests here can take advantage of the Dine Around programme to sample up to 16 of the resort’s restaurants too. Outside the complex you can experience stunning beaches and crystal clear sands and discover Halkidiki’s magic; with its archaeological treasures, richness in history, traditional Greek taverners, bars and watersports. In and outside the resort you will be charmed by the friendly locals and the stunning beach and forest scenes, all of which can be admired under the beaming Greek sunshine.

LOCATION Kassandra, 50 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 392 rooms and suites, including the One and Two Bedroom Family Suite Beachfront with access to the Sani Hill beach.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 4 bars. 2 outdoor heated swimming pools. Café, spa with indoor pool, health club, hair salon, 6 tennis courts, watersports. Kids’ Club. Shops, currency exchange.

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IKOS OLIVIA HALKIDIKI

LOCATION

You’ll find the resort within 22 acres of green lawns and olive trees, set behind 450 metres of beach and glorious Greek blue waters. Guests looking for a chic honeymoon destination or romantic retreat, as well as those in search of an action-packed family all-inclusive resort, will discover the Ikos Olivia has everything they need.

Gulf of Toroneos, 55 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki Airport.

Enjoy exquisite dishes at four à la carte restaurants - most offering menus designed by Michelin starred chefs - paired with a fantastic wine cellar and signature cocktails prepared by award-winning mixologists at six superb bars. There’s a real passion for the local environs too, with local ingredients on the menu, as well as the ‘Ikos Dine Out’ service - meaning guests can head out into the local area and dine in at specially selected restaurants as part of their all-inclusive package. After dinner the entertainment programme features everything from musicals and theatre shows to live music by the pools. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a glorious beach and a tranquil spa by Anne Sémonin mean there’s plenty of opportunity to relax, while little ones will love the mini discos and shell collecting, amongst many other fun activities. Service here is personal and friendly, with all day beach and pool-side service, complimentary and daily replenished mini bars and 24-hour in-room dining. Your accommodation is contemporary and elegant in style and spaciously appointed, with options to suit families travelling en masse too.

ACCOMMODATION 291 rooms, suites and bungalow suites, including 142 bedrooms and junior suites and 149 private bungalow suites, all with outdoor space for enjoying the views and sunshine.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 6 bars. Beach and 4 swimming pools including 3 children’s pool and infant’s paddling pool. Spa. Children’s club and crèche. Tennis courts, football pitches and academy. Fitness centre. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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IKOS OCEANIA HALKIDIKI Set behind some 350 metres of beautiful sandy beach is this luxurious newly refurbished all-inclusive resort, where the superb service will ensure a very warm Greek welcome. Down at the beach adults can relax with beachbased childcare, meaning parents can relax and enjoy lunch or a cooling drink at the beach bar. With four à la carte restaurants, most with Michelin-starred chef menus accompanied by an impressive wine list, and a ‘Dine-Out’ programme which allows you to enjoy the local restaurants in the nearby town of Nea Moudania, gastronomes will revel in the offerings of the resort. Activities here - part of your all-inclusive board - offer tennis, squash, mountain biking, canoeing, snorkelling, basketball, Zumba Fitness, beginner’s yoga and many other fitness activities, while kids will love their own personalised activities at the Heros Kids Club. Accommodation is sleek, with Nespresso coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary mini bars, replenished daily and spacious well-appointed bedrooms.

LOCATION Halkidiki, 30 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 298 bedrooms and suites, including the Ikos Deluxe Collection with premium benefits and an exclusive pool.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 6 bars. 5 swimming pools including 2 children’s pools and infants’ paddling pool. Spa. Children’s club and crèche. Tennis courts. Fitness centre.

EAGLES PALACE HALKIDIKI A Small Luxury Hotel of the World, Eagles Palace has welcomed guests to this beautiful part of Halkidiki since 1973 and in 2015 was fully renovated. Known as one of the best spa hotels in Greece, Eagles Palace is a fantastic destination for a soothing spa break. Sea view rooms, suites with private pools and bungalows set by the sea offer plenty of choice when choosing your room. Days at Eagles Palace can be whiled away on the Blue Flag golden sand beach with beach butler service or by the swimming pools, where you can lie back on your lounger and via the touch of a button enjoy drinks service. If you fancy a dip in the pool; choose from the seawater pool, pool by the beach or shallower pool, ideal for children. Dine at the Kamares Restaurant for a gourmet experience, where there is a glass floor and terrace with breathtaking views.

LOCATION Ouranoupolis, 90 minutes transfer from Thessaloniki International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 158 rooms and suites, including suites with a private pool for additional privacy.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 4 bars. Swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna. Beach volleyball, tennis court, canoeing, wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing and aqua aerobics. Kids’ club (extra charge).

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BLUE PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA CRETE Carved into the bedrock of the island itself and overlooking the Isle of Spinalonga, this Cretan jewel is the perfect destination for serene beauty and total relaxation. Whether you choose to arrive by land transfer or by air to the resort’s very own helipad, you’ll soon realise that this haven offers the ultimate in privacy, luxury and exceptional personal service. This is an ideal resort for couples seeking romance and seclusion. The extraordinarily stylish accommodation, whether set high up on the hillside complete with infinity pool or closer to the beach enjoying a magnificent sea view, is perfectly suited to a slower pace of life. For nourishment of body, mind and soul, the Elounda Spa awaits, with a world of state of the art treatments and where every visit to the rejuvenating Thalasso treatment pools is pure bliss. A funicular will transport you from the main resort down to the 200 metre pebble beach where there is a beach bar offering a selection of snacks and drinks. Dining here is an experience of utter joy, with five exceptional restaurants offering an eclectic choice of specialities from around the globe. For an extra-special celebration, enjoy a romantic cruise on the hotel’s traditional Caique fishing boat while sipping a glass of Champagne as the sun sets.

LOCATION Elounda, 60 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 251 bungalows, suites and villas. Bungalows are equipped with marble bathrooms, furnished verandah and most have a private pool. There are also 2-bedroom villas and the luxurious 3-bedroom Royal Blue Villa.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 3 bars. 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy, beauty salon and fitness centre, tennis courts, diving and watersports centre. Private helipad. Children’s playground and kids’ club.

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DAIOS COVE LUXURY RESORT & VILLAS CRETE Perched on a lush hillside in northeast Crete, with panoramic views of the resort’s private bay and sandy beach, and just ten minutes from the cosmopolitan Agios Nikolaos, this exceptional beach resort is a fantastic choice for couples and families alike. There’s a selection of elegant accommodation here; popular with couples are rooms and suites with individual pools accessed from your private terrace while families and groups of friends enjoy spacious one to three bedroom villas with private pools. Daios Cove boasts excellent kids’ clubs, with an extensive entertainment programme, a professional team of childcare specialists and a safe environment for children of all ages. This allows parents to lounge worry-free by the heated seawater infinity pool, indulging in a refreshing tropical cocktail. For those who wish to truly kick back and relax there are exclusive treatments and exceptional facilities, such as a Finnish sauna, at the spa. The resort’s guests are also spoilt when it comes to the culinary choices on offer - whether you opt for Mediterranean fare at the Ocean Restaurant, sample the delicious local cuisine at the Greek Taverna, or feast on an international buffet at Pangea; your dining experience is sure to be exquisite. Daios Cove encompasses the perfect fusion of outstanding hospitality, an exceptional location and luxurious accommodation.

LOCATION Daios Cove, 45 minutes transfer from Heraklion Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 251 luxury rooms and suites and 39 villas. Most suites have private pools while most Deluxe Sea View Rooms benefit from individual pools.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 3 bars. 2 swimming pools one with hydro massage and countercurrent. Spa of Anne Semonin, fitness centre, tennis courts, watersports, diving centre and boat rental. Kids’ clubs. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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AMIRANDES GRECOTEL EXCLUSIVE RESORT CRETE

LOCATION

Reminiscent of the sprawling palaces of the fabled Minoan kings who once ruled Crete, this exclusive resort offers an unforgettable experience and the highest standards of Mediterranean luxury. Situated on a magnificent stretch of pristine coastline that gently curves into two coves of golden sand lapped by clear, warm waters, the facilities here are truly fit for royalty.

Heraklion, 20 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

Seven fine dining restaurants offer gastronomes an abundance of tastes, from the signature Amirandes Restaurant with extensive show-cooking and buffets and Italian cuisine at Minotaur, to Asian dining at the Blue Monkey. Also on offer are Cretan specialities at Xasteria and an alfresco Greek experience at Petrino. Days can be spent at the extravagant Elixir Spa with its deluxe indoor pool, or for the ultimate in water experiences choose one of the Amirandes ‘Star Pools’ with star lights and current controls. Keen golfers can take advantage of reduced green fees at the prestigious Crete Golf Club (just 10km away); whilst younger guests can revel in the extensive children’s facilities the resort has to offer. A wide collection of stylish accommodation to suit everyone is available, with designer furnishings and luxurious amenities.

ACCOMMODATION 115 rooms and 56 suites, 23 bungalows and 18 villas. Cosy Premium Bungalows are nestled among the gardens and Deluxe Junior Bungalow Suites sit on the beachfront with private temperature controlled pools.

FACILITIES 7 restaurants and 3 bars. Olympic-size swimming pool, indoor pool and designated children’s pool, plus over 60 private pools. AMIRANDES ELIXIR Alchemy Spa offering an Ayurveda Centre, seafront yoga area, 7 treatment rooms and suites, cardio gym and beauty centre. TV/DVD room, library and internet corner. 2 boutiques and a mini-market.

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DOMES OF ELOUNDA, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION CRETE Situated between the popular resort of Elounda and the authentic fishing village of Plaka, this resort cascades down a lush hillside with views across to the historic UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga and its fortress. There are four distinct types of accommodation: Suites, Private Residences, Ultraluxe Villas, and Domes Luxury Residences, with the elegant suites and private villas providing ample space and comfort for couples and friends alike, with an outdoor Jacuzzi or private pool. The Domes Luxury Residences and Domes Ultraluxe Villas are the optimum of luxury and privacy offering ‘Haute Living Selection’ a new concept which includes exclusive benefits and services. Awarded with The Blue Flag the secluded natural sandy beach gently shelves into the crystal clear waters and is the perfect place to relax, with natural shading from olive trees and designated familyfriendly and quiet zones. Explore the sheltered waters by canoe or boat rental or for some extra pampering venture into the Soma Spa, a hideaway where you can indulge yourself in a ritual of original spa treatments and massage methods of the ancient Greeks With four restaurants there is a great selection of culinary delights with a choice of à la carte menus or buffet selections. The romantic seafront Topos Restaurant serves Greek seafood in the shade of a lush olive grove or on the pier with views of Spinalonga.

LOCATION Elounda, 60 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 118 suites and villas. Ultraluxe Villas are perched at the top of the resort with magnificent views of the surrounding area - perfect for honeymooners.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 4 bars. Adult and family swimming pools, Domes Plaza family area, fitness centre and spa. Kids’ club, kids’ swimming pool, crèche and babysitting service. Library, Wifi internet access, mountain biking, tennis court, canoeing. Watersports and diving centres.

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ELOUNDA COLLECTION CRETE Set along the stunning north coast of Crete, this impressive luxury resort plays host to three hotels - each with its own unique offerings - that share world-class facilities and four beautiful, Blue Flag beaches. The largest of the three properties, Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort boasts a selection of spacious accommodation and is a family favourite. The ‘Kids’ Ark’ - the excellent kids’ club - is based here and has been designed around the theme of an animal park. Just next door, the exclusive enclave of Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel boasts just 52 sumptuous suites, villas and residences all of which are luxuriously appointed and benefit from glorious sea views, most also boast private pools. Set slightly apart from its sister hotels, Elounda Mare Hotel has a peaceful, elegant ambience. Bungalow-style accommodation here is appointed in a contemporary style augmented by Cretan flourishes. A member of Relais & Châteaux, here you’ll find the award-winning, Cretan gourmet restaurant Old Mill. In all, there are 10 dining experiences to enjoy around the resort from alfresco Italian dining by the beach to Pan Asian dishes on the waterfront. Other delights include a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and watersports. Pure relaxation and pampering await at the outstanding Six Senses Spa, which offers holistic, Ayurvedic and locally inspired therapies.

LOCATION Elounda, 60 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort: 142 rooms and suites (interconnecting rooms and 2 bedroom suites available). Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel: 52 suites, villas and residences with private pools with 1 to 6 bedrooms. Elounda Mare Hotel: 40 rooms and suites in main building and 42 bungalows and suites with private pools.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants, 4 bars and beach service. 3 swimming pools, 2 indoor pools gym and 2,200 square metre six senses spa. Golf course, tennis court, dive courses, non-motorised watersports. Kids’ club, crèche kids’ club pool, kids’ playground/area, games room and babysitting service. Sailing boat and yacht available to hire and soccer academy. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ELOUNDA BEACH HOTEL & VILLAS CRETE In the style of a traditional village centre with shops and fine dining restaurants at its heart, and with an enviable waterfront setting, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas invites guests to savour the very essence of Crete. The wide range of suites and villas dotted throughout delightful gardens of olive trees and flowers offer spacious accommodation and exceptionally high standards. Guests can relax by the outdoor seawater pool, sunbathe on the beach, wander the extensive gardens, or sail around the Mirabello Bay on one of the private yachts. From award-winning cuisine served in its five restaurants, to the Espace Vitalite Chenot Spa featuring the very best in therapies from around the world, this is a resort which offers a superb base for your Cretan holiday.

LOCATION Elounda, 60 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 244 rooms, suites & villas with private heated pools. Island Suites offer exceptional accommodation with large terraces, many of which give direct access to the sea. Hideaway Villas have a private garden as well as a swimming/whirlpool.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 4 bars. Outdoor seawater swimming pool. Two private sandy beaches. Espace Vitalite Chenot spa and Aphrodite fitness centre. Hairdressing salon. Tennis, volleyball, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, aqua aerobics, basketball, badminton court, mini-golf and mini-soccer. Watersports and diving centres. Shopping arcade. Children’s club, babysitting service available.

ELOUNDA BAY PALACE CRETE This sister hotel of the Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas is the preferred option for those travelling with a family. Here, children of all ages are well catered for, with two perfect sandy beaches, a kids’ club, dedicated children’s pool, extensive gardens and an idyllic waterfront setting. Accommodation is located in the main hotel building, or in secluded and wellequipped bungalows and villas dotted throughout the grounds. Diverse cuisine will tantalise the taste buds, and parents enjoying a night off will love drinks at the Sail-in bar next to the beach followed by dinner at glamorous Thalassa. With a level of luxury to satisfy the most discerning traveller, Elounda Bay Palace is a regular haunt of the rich and famous, who come here to enjoy its chic yet tranquil ambience.

LOCATION Elounda, 60 minutes transfer from Heraklion International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 264 rooms, bungalows, suites and villas with gardens or pools, plus a waterfront Presidential Suite.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 3 bars. Large outdoor seawater pool, children’s pool and indoor freshwater pool. 2 private beaches. Tennis and basket/volleyball court, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, aqua aerobics, mini-soccer and sauna. Watersports and diving centre. Children’s club and babysitting service available. Hairdresser.

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PRINCESS RESORT, SKIATHOS SKIATHOS One of the most luxurious hotels on Skiathos, the Princess Resort is nestled amongst magnificent gardens and lies on a prime stretch of coastline with direct access to the sandy Bay of Aghia Paraskevi. Rooms and suites are individually designed, elegant and afford sea or garden views. Guests looking for alfresco dining without venturing too far from the hotel’s pool will love The Muse - a bistro-style restaurant serving healthy salads and refreshing juices. Further relaxation can be had at the spa, where there are Healthy Living Programmes, a series of holistic treatments, a tropical rain bath and sauna, steam room and relaxation areas. Families can also take advantage of the hotel’s various facilities, including a kids’ club, children’s menus in the restaurants, a crèche and a babysitting service for when you fancy a night out, just the two of you.

LOCATION Aghia Paraskevi, Platanias, 10 minutes transfer from Skiathos Island National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 131 rooms and suites. The luxurious two-bedroom suite with private pool has a sea view, large wooden deck verandah with outdoor sitting and dining area and two bathrooms.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 3 bars. Swimming pool, separate children’s pool and Jacuzzi, spa, fitness room. Crèche, kids’ club and babysitting service. Concierge service and 24-hour in-room dining.

AEGEAN SUITES SKIATHOS Perched on a hillside on the outskirts of Skiathos town, the Aegean Suites beautifully overlook the Aegean Sea. An adults-only hotel suited to the discerning traveller looking for escapism, pure luxury and high levels of service, this all-suite hotel affords beautiful sea views and there is a choice of five suite categories. Welcoming you on arrival are luxury fruits, wine and Apivita natural products in your room. Tear yourself away from the hotel pool and Jacuzzi and you will discover the sandy beach, where you can relax and enjoy local watersports, located a few steps across the road. Dining at the Aegean Suites takes place at the Pavilion for breakfast and Pelagos for Mediterranean gourmet evening cuisine, with post-dinner drinks at the Bourbon & Champagne Bar. Alternatively, dine just a kilometre away in vibrant Skiathos town.

LOCATION Skiathos Town, 10 minutes transfer from Skiathos Island National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 21 suites including the Heaven and Charming Suites where guests enjoy their own private terrace with a Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, 2 bars. Swimming pool. Beauty corner. Fitness Centre.

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GRACE SANTORINI SANTORINI Nestled perfectly into a hillside overlooking Santorini’s volcanic caldera and the ancient Skaros rock, this chic boutique hotel has taken its luxury surrounds to new heights with an innovative renovation programme. The contemporary, whitewashed property boasts updated, beautifully stylish interiors in all rooms and suites. The ‘Bespoke by Grace’ initiative will allow guests to personalise their in-room experience and request unique local experiences. Finally, at the new concept store guests can purchase unique items to bring a piece of their holiday home with them. Vassalti, the restaurant at Grace Santorini, offers Mediterranean fusion cuisine along with stunning sea views. Start the day in style with a Champagne breakfast - served every day. With an outstanding daily menu at the restaurant and the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate romantic dinner under the sparkling starlit sky, guests will be amazed. New for 2016 is the Champagne & cocktail bar, ‘363’, so named due to its privileged position 363 metres above sea level; the perfect setting to enjoy a famed Santorini sunset.

LOCATION Imerovigli, 20 minutes transfer from Santorini (Thira) National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 21 rooms and suites, including ‘The Villa’, a self-contained, twobedroom suite with its own spa, private pool, kitchen and terraces.

FACILITIES Restaurant and pool bar. Infinity swimming pool, boutique gym and in-room spa treatments and fitness kits are available. Wedding facilities. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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VEDEMA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT SANTORINI On an island simply made for romance, famed for its striking sunsets and incredible views of the deep, blue Aegean Sea, lies the Vedema Resort; a string of 45 suites and villas melting indistinctly into the little medieval village of Megalohori. All suites and villas come with stone floors and unique silk screen paintings from well known local artists but the five pool villas with their fresh minimal design inspired by the simple island lodges, offer barefoot chic living that you’ll be reluctant to leave. Dining here is a delight with a highlight being the ALATI restaurant with an innovative seafood menu restaurant, a 400-year-old winery which offers romantic torch lit evenings accompanied by superb modern Mediterranean cuisine. For that very special evening, enjoy the sensual environs of the beautiful private dining room, Prive. Take the daily shuttle to the private beach, unwind by the pool and relax body and soul with yoga and holistic treatments at the Spa, located in an enchanting wine cellar and where you can indulge in therapeutic massages, facials and body treatments. With a Luxury Collection Concierge on hand to help organise the day’s activities - ranging from island cruises, scuba diving and snorkelling to wine tours and archaeological exploration - every day can bring new discoveries.

LOCATION Santorini, 15 minutes transfer from Santorini (Thira) National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 45 spacious suites and villas spread around the 15th century winery.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Swimming pool and open plan Jacuzzi area. Spa and fitness centre and boutique. Babysitting on request. Exclusive helipad facilities.

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KATIKIES SANTORINI Combining elements of sculpture and geometry to create a property of sensuous curves and sleek lines, all fashioned in sun drenched white and graphite grey, this boutique designer hotel - a member of The Leading Hotels of the World - has a distinctly inspirational air. The uncluttered interiors, created by a leading Greek designer, are the epitome of style; plain, white walls allow the beauty of antique furnishings to be fully appreciated, while every modern comfort is provided. And thanks to a policy of no children, you will also be able to appreciate the luxury of peace! The hotel is perched on the Caldera cliffs, 300 feet above the Aegean, ensuring some particularly fantastic views. For a truly romantic experience head to the roof where you’ll find Micrasia Restaurant, with its four tables suspended on a secret verandah.

LOCATION Santorini, Oia, 25 minutes transfer from Santorini (Thira) National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 34 rooms and suites, including the Katikies suite with luxurious living arrangements including a Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. 3 infinity swimming pools, and a Library with internet access. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

MYSTIQUE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL SANTORINI Rising from the indigo sea and clinging precariously to the towering and volcanic cliffs, there is no denying that the location of Mystique is dazzling. Famed for its breathtaking sunsets, Oia attracts romantics from all over the world to witness the colours change over the Aegean Sea and caldera as the sun dips below the horizon. The individual cave-style suites carved out of the cliff enjoy sea views with spacious terraces or balconies with relaxing daybeds. All handcrafted from stone and featuring natural driftwoods and décor inspired to be in harmony with the traditional architecture of Santorini. Be mesmerised by the views while soaking up the sunrays at the infinity edge pools hanging to the volcanic cliff or enjoy a wide selection of body massages, wraps and facials in the privacy of the Asian Spa. Enjoy sunset cocktails at Aura Bar or at the newly opened ‘mansion’ the Captain’s Lounge before dining alfresco under the twinkling stars at Charisma or experience exceptional sushi dishes at ASEA restaurant with views of the infinity-edge pool and ocean beyond.

LOCATION Santorini, Oia, 30 minutes transfer from Santorini (Thira) National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 39 suites and villas. The villas offer the utmost in luxury with both outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis and a private plunge pool.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, 2 bars and wine cellar. 2 infinity edge swimming pools. Asian Spa Resort. Newly built fitness centre overlooking the Aegean caldera. Wedding pavilion.

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MYKONOS BLU MYKONOS Experience the ultimate in indulgent living at this secluded beach resort located on the famous Psarou Beach on the stunning island of Mykonos. This slice of heaven is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, spa lovers, party animals, sports fanatics, and everyone in between. Admire the turquoise charm of the Aegean as you lounge in the impressive seawater infinity pool, suspended above the scintillatingly pristine beach. Allow yourself to be pampered at the state of the art Elixir Beauty Spa and Fitness Gallery and be tempted by the outstanding Greek and seafood specialties served at the critically acclaimed Aegean Poets restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views from Delos Lounges, a sumptuous rooftop bar overlooking the pool and Psarou Beach where they have created a cocktail menu to reflect the seven colours of the Aegean Sea!

LOCATION Psarou Beach, 5 minutes transfer from Mykonos Island National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 103 bungalows, suites and villas, some with private pool or open-air Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 1 restaurant, 1 brasserie and sky terrace. Infinity seawater pool. Spa with sauna and Sampar face treatments, fitness centre and beauty salon. Wedding facilities. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

MYKONOS GRAND HOTEL & RESORT MYKONOS This luxury beachfront hotel is a romantic haven boasting breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the sacred island of Delos. Architecturally pleasing and inspired to capture the essence of its surroundings, Mykonos Grand comprises typical Cycladic cube shaped whitewashed buildings, cobbled paths, a beautiful seawater pool and elegant rooms and suites with restful interior dÊcor. Located in a peaceful and unspoiled setting, this hotel evokes an ambience of relaxed luxury where you can soak up the sunrays by the pool or head down to the beach. The Althea Spa Centre will help you relax further with a selection of treatments, while the more active can work out at the hotel’s fitness centre or enjoy a game of tennis. In the evening enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the pool deck while watching the sunset or at the intimate White Bar, followed by open-air dining at the opulent Dolphins of Delos Restaurant.

LOCATION 12 minutes transfer from Mykonos Island National Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 95 rooms, suites and villas, some with private pools or open-air Jacuzzis.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Swimming pool, spa, hair stylist, hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy, fitness centre and outdoor inspired amphitheatre for yoga and Pilates. Squash, table tennis, tennis court and tennis tuition.

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MARBELLA CORFU CORFU Situated on Corfu’s south-east coastline in Agios Ioannis Peristeron is this wonderful family-friendly resort. Guest rooms and suites suitable for both couples and families are decorated in a modern style with splashes of colour, and accommodation is split into three distinct areas around the resort. Walking through the gardens, arrive at the sand and pebble private beach where there are complimentary umbrellas and sun beds. Guests can swim in the three pools, enjoy a range of activities such as tennis, jetskiing and canoeing, work out at the fitness centre and also relax and rejuvenate at MarBella Corfu’s Wellness and Spa Centre. Children will love the hotel with two children’s swimming pools, a complimentary kids’ club for ages four to 12 years old and a playground. Crèche facilities are also available at an additional cost and with a teens’ club operating in the high season.

LOCATION 30 minutes transfer from Corfu Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 384 rooms and suites. The Two Bedroom Suites are extremely spacious and good for families, offering two bedrooms and a sitting room with a beautiful view.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants and 5 bars. 2 swimming pools, kids’ swimming pool with Jacuzzi and toddler pool. Kids’ club, tennis court, mini-soccer, watersports, fitness centre and sauna.

LINDIAN VILLAGE RHODES This charming hotel is set amongst verdant Mediterranean gardens with flowing streams and cobbled alleyways that lead down through the village to the pebble and dark sand beach. In the heart of the village are three restaurants, a bar and mini market. A range of cuisines are on offer, including Mediterranean and Greek specialties at Basil and Asian dishes at Mr Dantons, while the romantic Astroscopus with views of the pool specialises in seafood. Relax by the expansive freshwater resort pool with views of the ocean or retreat from the heat of the sun to the tree shaded loungers. For the more active, the watersports centre can organise a range of activities and tuition including windsurfing, waterskiing and wakeboarding, while the LV Spa - featuring four treatment rooms, an outdoor pavilion for sea view massages and an indoor pool with hydro jet - is bliss for those seeking some pampering and relaxation.

LOCATION Lardos Beach, 50 minutes transfer from Rhodes Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 146 rooms and suites. The Classic Rooms are closest to the beach and pool, while the suites are housed in individual villas with private pools or Junior Suites with open air Jacuzzis.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 2 Bars, 2 freshwater swimming pools and children’s pool. Private beach, watersports, scuba diving, private yacht excursions, cooking lessons and wine tasting. Babysitting service, children’s club, fitness centre, yoga sessions and Spa.

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Handpicked villas to fall in love with for your perfect holiday. Villa Select prides itself on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK and from overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa, perfect for you.

VILLA CORNELIA, SLEEPS 4 TRAPEZAKI, KEFALONIA This charming two-bedroom villa is perfect for smaller families, couples or groups who want a beachside location and the independence that comes with a luxury villa holiday. Set on a hillside overlooking Trapezaki beach, there is a flat, lawned garden which features a play area that younger children will love. Complete with Wendy house and tunnels to climb through, the kids can spend hours playing in the sun whilst you relax by the private pool. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room and dining area, as well as two generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. The beach is a 600 metre walk away (though down a steep hill) and if you’d like to explore the beauty and culture of the region, we can arrange car hire.

VILLA DIAMANDI, SLEEPS 8 MEGALIPETRA, KEFALONIA This luxurious villa, just above a beautiful sandy beach, boasts all the space and amenities that make for an outstanding villa holiday. Set over three levels and with four bedrooms, there is space for groups of friends or extended families, whilst four immaculate bathrooms mean no shower queues in the morning or after a long day in the sun! For couples who want extra privacy, the lower ground level suite is ideal. This room boasts its own floor, en suite shower room and private courtyard terrace. The villa’s outdoor space is generous, with a fantastic swimming pool and views out towards Avithos beach, which can be accessed directly from the villa via a sandy path.

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THE WATCH TOWER, SLEEPS 8/10 NISSAKI, CORFU This stunning villa offers a truly superb setting for a luxury holiday on the beautiful island of Corfu. Children and adults alike will love exploring the winding paths that lead around the 10,000 square metre grounds, with gently sloping olive groves and fruit trees you are welcome to pick from. The garden itself features a shaded dining area, fully-equipped barbecue and even a table tennis set. What’s more, the villa’s exceptional horizon pool features a safe, shallow section for small children, a rarity in self-catering villas. Within, there’s room to sleep 10 people across four bedrooms, including two top floor rooms with en suite Jacuzzi baths and a large, sea-facing balcony. If you’re travelling with teens, they’ll love crashing in the lower ground level, with two large sofa beds, a full sized pool table and a mini gym.

VILLA STEFANOS, SLEEPS 6 CORAL BAY, CYPRUS This stylishly appointed three bedroom villa sleeps up to six people and boasts many modern features, including a well-equipped kitchen, and a large patio opening onto a spacious garden area and freeform pool. The pool also boasts a Jacuzzi, which is a great place to relax on a balmy evening. Further outdoor space can be found on the first floor, where an expansive and well-furnished patio provides the perfect setting for sun-bathing with beautiful views in all directions. Biking trails in the surrounding countryside and snorkelling in the clear waters at local beaches provide many opportunities for holiday fun. Plus, ask your resort representative about the discounts available to Villa Select residents in nearby restaurants and bars.

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CYPRUS Lying at the gateway of three continents, Cyprus is an idyllic patchwork of breathtaking mountains lush valleys, enchanting towns and inviting beaches. Dating back to the Neolithic period, Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage town, offering enthralling archaeological sights such as the Tombs of the Kings. Combine this with superb, Blue Flag beaches and you have a truly rich and varied holiday experience. In Limassol the island’s second largest town, holidaymakers enjoy the atmosphere of this ‘Little Miami’, with its palm-lined avenues and animated atmosphere. Explore Limassol Old Town to see the medieval castle before enjoying an afternoon in a stylish café. On the north west coast lies the unspoilt town of Polis, a true hideaway destination where you simply match the locals’ serene pace. A highlight here is the mountainous Akamos Peninsula, home of the Baths of Aphrodite and a truly beautiful place. The Rock of Aphrodite - the goddess’s birthplace according to legend - is to be found in Pissouri Bay which is so calm that loggerhead turtles choose to lay their eggs here.

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT +2 hours Flying Time: 4 hours 30 minutes to Paphos or Larnaca British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Larnaca and direct from London Gatwick to Paphos. Other airlines and more UK departure points are also available.

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ULTRA LUXE

ANASSA CYPRUS

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For luxury travellers in search of quiet indulgence on an unspoilt edge of the Med, may we recommend the timeless favourite: Anassa, on Cyprus’s north-west coast. The word ‘Anassa’ translates as ‘Queen’ in Ancient Greek, and this majestic resort is certainly worthy of royalty.

Polis, 45 minutes transfer from Paphos International Airport.

Overlooking Chrysochou Bay, with the mountainous Akamas Peninsula as a backdrop, Anassa is an incredibly relaxing place and the ideal destination for escapism. The 166 stylish rooms and suites are housed in whitewashed buildings; light, airy and beautifully understated, all have private balconies or terraces with stunning panoramic sea views. Lazy sun-drenched days are spent on the fabulous beach, or around one of the pools, with the renowned Anassa Thalassa Spa always quietly beckoning. Revitalising seawater baths and jet showers, aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massages, body wraps, Thalassotherapy and a full complement of beautifying treatments are carried out by trained professionals. The more energetic will enjoy the impressive menu of watersports and activities available, with children well taken care of at the Explorers Kids Club which also offers the Globetrotters Club (from 4 months old) and Escapes Teen Club. The resort’s restaurants present a variety of cuisine from Cypriot and Mediterranean to Asian, with a focus on the region’s freshest ingredients. The weekly Beach Barbecue serves up delicious grilled meats and fresh seafood accompanied by stunning sunsets and live music.

ACCOMMODATION 166 suites and studios, some with private plunge pools and whirlpools on sea-facing terraces. In addition there are four private residences with 2 or 3 bedrooms.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants. 3 outdoor freshwater swimming pools, indoor pool. Spa, steam baths, sauna and gym, watersports, scuba diving, sailing (payable locally), 2 tennis courts and 1 squash court. Kids’ club for children aged 4 months to 13 years old and a teen club for 13 to 17 year olds (open in July and August). Boutique. Live entertainment most nights. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ULTRA LUXE

CONSTANTINOU BROS. ASIMINA SUITES HOTEL CYPRUS A favourite with our clients wanting a romantic Cypriot spot to celebrate the start of their marriage or a significant anniversary, this five star resort offers a holiday to remember. Situated on Paphos’ sandy beach, this very grown-up affair caters specifically for adults over 16 years of age who appreciate a luxurious and tranquil setting. In terms of location, the hotel enjoys the best of both worlds: a peaceful beachfront setting on the outskirts of Paphos but with the tourist centre just a 30 minute stroll away along the waterfront promenade. The 110 suites are generous in size, in particular the ground floor Executive Suites which all have their own private pool and Jacuzzi, and this exclusive resort enjoys a sandy beach with cabanas for guests staying in an Executive Suite with sea view Days can be whiled away lazing on a lounger by the pool, moving only to enjoy a light Greek salad or fresh calamari at the Kymata Restaurant. A gym and tennis court are available if you feel the need to be active, otherwise, continue to relax and unwind with a treatment in the Elixir Spa. For dinner you have the choice of four restaurants including two which are à la carte, before a cosy nightcap in a choice of three bars. To mark that special celebration in style, ask your Travel Specialist to pre-book a private candlelit dinner for two at the Pier.

LOCATION Paphos, 20 minutes transfer from Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 110 luxurious suites, each with a spacious balcony overlooking either the peaceful hotel gardens or the calming waters of the Mediterranean. Executive Suites have the added benefit of private pools.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 3 bars. 2 outdoor freshwater connected pools with Jacuzzi jets, 1 indoor pool (heated in April) with Jacuzzi. Spa, hair salon, fully equipped gym, floodlit tennis court, steam bath and 2 saunas. On-site shop, car and bike rental. Complimentary Wifi. 4 golf courses nearby.

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COLUMBIA BEACH RESORT CYPRUS Situated on Pissouri Bay, overlooking a two kilometre Blue Flag beach, this all-suite resort is surrounded by a landscape of rugged cliffs, vineyards and olive trees. Here you can choose from a wide selection of suites, some inter-connecting, and all tastefully furnished in warm, neutral colours. Dining in the resort is always a glorious experience. For a truly memorable evening, pay a visit to Bacchus Restaurant, a signature Italian à la carte restaurant or, if mouth-watering freshly caught fish is your idea of heaven, then head to the Apollo Taverna. Days are spent lazing by the freshwater lagoonstyle pool or taking a stroll down to the secluded blue flag beach to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer. The award-winning Hebe Spa is a ‘must’ for anyone looking to relax and be pampered.

LOCATION Pissouri Bay, 20 minutes transfer from Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 94 suites including Junior, Executive and Panorama Suites and 1 and 2-bedroom Family Suites.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 4 bars. 2 swimming pools. Spa, sauna, steam bath, hot and cold plunge pools and gym, watersports, windsurfing, jet skis, waterskiing, paragliding, kite surfing, sailing, floodlit tennis court, 2 squash courts, golf. Children’s playground and kids’ club (school holidays only). Professional cycling centre. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

COLUMBIA BEACH HOTEL CYPRUS Sister property to Columbia Beach Resort, Columbia Beach Hotel shares its two kilometre Blue Flag beach and traditional Cypriot style. The heart of the hotel features a main pool with a separate kids’ pool and from the beach guests can experience watersports from canoeing and pedalos to waterskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and banana boat rides. Those seeking a more relaxed pace should head for the award-winning Hebe Spa at the neighbouring sister property, while golf enthusiasts can enjoy playing at a number of championship courses with a regular complimentary shuttle service operating during the week. The Atrium offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet along with à la carte options, Cape Aspro serves traditional Cypriot and international specialities, or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail at Cape Aspro Pool Bar or on Seven C’s terrace stunning views.

LOCATION Pissouri Bay, 20 minutes transfer from Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 116 rooms and suites which enjoy views of the magnificent Pissouri Bay.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Swimming pool, kids’ club, golf nearby, tennis court, gym, sauna and steam bath. Spa & massage treatments (at the neighbouring Columbia Beach Resort). Professional cycling centre.

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ALMYRA CYPRUS This chic, contemporary hotel boasts an enviable location: set in tranquil landscaped gardens overlooking the sea, yet just a stroll away from Paphos’ restaurants, shops and picturesque harbour front. With a unique family-friendly atmosphere, younger guests of all ages are more than catered for thanks to the dedicated kids’ clubs and a freshwater pool specially designed for them. In addition, the hotel operates the ‘Baby-Go-Lightly’ programme, enabling families to travel lightly, with everything waiting in-room on arrival. Dining for adults is a culinary playground as the four restaurants serve a range of international cuisine that is sure to delight even the most discerning of palates. To mark a celebration, choose ‘Omakase’ with a tasting menu of Japanese and Mediterranean fusion. For relaxation head to the AlmyraSpa™, a holistic utopia complemented by fantastic sea views, with six treatment rooms and three spa suites offering organic and marine-based therapies.

LOCATION Paphos, 15 minutes transfer from Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 189 stylish rooms and suites with garden or sea views, including the stunning Kyma Suites.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 2 bars. 4 freshwater swimming pools including 1 indoor and 1 children’s pool. Spa, watersports, tennis court. Kids’ club from 4 months.

ANNABELLE CYPRUS Sister property to the Anassa and Almyra, this family-run oasis is set within six acres of lush gardens on Paphos’ Mediterranean seafront. Rooms and suites offer garden or sea views, with suites more spacious and some featuring a private Jacuzzi or plunge pool, as well as the very roomy Family Studios. For a truly indulgent stay the Alecos Presidential Suite, complete with its oversized balcony and glass-roof bathroom, is enchanting. So too are the hotel grounds with meandering freeform pools, waterfalls, palm trees and rambling flowers that provide a stunning backdrop, perfect for relaxation. Laze by one of the hotel’s two swimming pools or visit the spa at neighbouring sister hotel Almyra - where children from 4 months to 12 years old can be kept entertained at the kids’ club. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with four restaurants showcasing seasonal local produce.

LOCATION Paphos, 15 minutes transfer to Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 218 rooms and suites each with private sea or garden views with a balcony or terrace.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 4 bars. 2 swimming pools. Tennis court and squash court, watersports, spa located at adjacent sister hotel Almyra with 9 treatment rooms, indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool, yoga deck, saunas, steam rooms, Vichy showers, gym, hair salon.

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APHRODITE HILLS VILLAS & APARTMENTS CYPRUS

LOCATION

This range of villas and apartments are set within the exclusive Aphrodite Hills Resort, offering a luxurious choice of Cypriot accommodation.

Paphos, 15 minutes transfer to Paphos International Airport.

These splendid self-contained properties boast views of the resort’s golf course, the distant mountains or the sea and are furnished to a quality standard with fully-equipped kitchens, separate living areas and communal or private pools. Within the main resort area is the Village Square featuring five restaurants, bars, a medical centre, shops, supermarket and an ATM; everything you could possibly need to make your holiday comfortable. To explore the wider area, car hire is recommended. Activities include an 18-hole championship golf course, a football academy and a tennis academy with nine courts and professional coaching available, as well as a multi-purpose court. Seek out the Retreat Spa for some pampering and relaxation, or get closer to nature with horse riding and tuition from local stables.

ACCOMMODATION 130 villas and apartments, including the Junior Villa for 2 adults and 4 children with kitchen, living area, bathroom, private pool and garden.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants, pub style bar, open air beer garden and beach club. Health and fitness centre, spa including an outdoor infinity pool. Babysitting service, kids’ club, kids’ playground, kids’ pool, supervised children’s programme and crèche. Golf course wiht academy, horse riding, tennis courts, football academy and sports tuition available.

For those all important ‘soaking up the sun’ days, head to the nearby Zias Beach Club with changing facilities, sun beds and umbrellas, and a bar serving light meals, snacks and refreshments. During the summer months a variety of nightly live shows provide excellent evening entertainment for the whole family.

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BEACH RESORT CYPRUS This resort offers a perfect balance of luxury, impeccable service and homely familiarity. It’s excellent for families, with a wealth of activities; including a kids’ club open throughout school holidays and a year-round kindergarten, as well as plenty of events and activities for teenagers. It’s also perfect for couples, offering adults-only accommodation, pool and bar areas, along with a free unpacking and packing service, private check-in and even your favourite cocktail delivered to your room every afternoon. Dining offers a choice of four eclectic restaurants, each with delicious culinary options. For award-winning gourmet dining you must pay a visit to the Greek Mavrommatis and the Italian Vivaldi restaurants. An indulgent hour or so should also be spent in the Shiseido Spa, one of very few spas in the world offering the Qi concept. It is exclusive to Cyprus and the region and offers 14 treatment rooms, including a traditional Thai massage room.

LOCATION Limassol, 45 minutes transfer from Larnaca International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 302 rooms, family studios and suites, including adults-only accommodation.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants, 4 bars, and a patisserie. 3 swimming pools (1 is heated indoor). Spa, gym, motorised and non-motorised watersports, PADI dive centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts. Kids’ club.

OLYMPIC LAGOON RESORT PAPHOS CYPRUS Situated in a prime beachfront location with a Blue Flag Beach, this all-inclusive resort is perfect for families and couples alike. With five themed lagoon-style swimming pools, there’s a spot for every guest to chill; with the action-packed Blue Lagoon comprising two large lagoon pools and the ‘Little Monsters’ kids pool, the Mayan Temple with integrated slides and the adult-only Serenity Oasis Pool with swim-up bar. Within the all-inclusive package is a range of indoor and outdoor sports, a complimentary crèche and evening entertainment, as well as a choice of cuisines from international live cooking buffets to a 50’s style American diner. The serenity Health Club & Spa features a series of treatment rooms, indoor pool and fully-equipped fitness centre.

LOCATION Paphos, 20 minutes transfer to Paphos International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 276 rooms including Family Junior Suites with separated sleeping areas for adults and for children plus Fisherman's Village and Superior Rooms reserved exclusively for adults within the adult-only section of the resort.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants, 5 bars and a coffee shop. 5 swimming pools. Spa, sauna, fitness centre. Tennis and basketball courts. Soccer school, kids’ club, teens' club and babysitting service available. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ITALY AND HER ISLANDS Italy is a fascinating enigma, a place packed full of varying landscapes, cultures and dialects, making travel possibilities here almost endless. Dramatic coastlines, stunning mountain lakes, charming islands and bustling, historic cities: this Mediterranean nation has it all. For a coastal holiday, you could stay in a chic, coral-coloured town that tumbles down to meet the shoreline, such as Portofino in Genoa, Sorrento in Naples and the countless glamorous haunts along the iconic Amalfi Coast. Those looking for natural beauty inland will delight in the rolling hills of Tuscany and the mountainous backdrop of exclusive Lake Como. Or for beautiful beaches Puglia (the ‘heel’ in Italy’s ‘boot’) is a favourite with Italians and travellers alike. Each of Italy’s 30 inhabited islands has its own personality. There’s beautiful Sardinia with its perfect beaches and friendly locals; exotic and elegant Capri; her quieter, picturesque neighbour Ischia; and gloriously diverse Sicily, with its remarkable history and style.

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT +1 hour Flying Time: 1 hour 55 minutes to Milan, 2 hours 5 minutes to Verona, 2 hours 10 minutes to Venice, 2 hours 35 minutes to Naples, 2 hours 20 minutes to Olbia (Sardinia), 3 hours 10 minutes to Catania (Sicily) British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick and London Heathrow to most cities in Italy and her islands. Other airlines and UK departure points are also available.

DESTINATIONS

Endless hours could be spent enjoying the charms of Italy’s great cities. Whether you’d like a romantic weekend, a cultural encounter or a spot of boutique shopping, Venice, Verona, Florence and Rome will not disappoint.

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ULTRA LUXE

BELMOND HOTEL CIPRIANI VENICE

LOCATION

This iconic Venetian hotel is a favourite among our longstanding luxury travellers as a place to mark those most special of occasions: engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries and even wedding days. Although only a complimentary four minute private launch ride from the hustle and bustle of St Mark’s Square, it feels like another world; a haven of exclusive luxury and unhurried tranquillity, built to indulge the fabulously rich and nestled in its own private gardens on the island of Giudecca.

Giudecca Island, 30 minutes boat transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport.

Since its birth in the 1950s, fine dining has always been an important part of any stay here and gastronomes can enjoy a range of culinary delights. The new Oro Restaurant, boasts one Michelin star and has been designed by architect Adam Tihany to reflect the romantic atmosphere of Venice. Murano glass chandeliers and a decadent golden ceiling enlivened the interiors, whilst an outdoor terrace enjoys stunning views of the lagoon, creating the perfect setting for a candlelit dinner. Dining at the frivolously informal Cip’s Club, with views on St. Mark’s, makes for an unforgettably glamorous experience too. The resort is synonymous with good living and to ensure a truly memorable stay, the Casanova Spa offers an exclusive range of treatments, such as the ‘Romance Ritual for Couples’. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s other facilities, including the swimming pool, tennis courts and Casanova Garden, or explore this great city on a specialised tour, such as a photography, wine or boat tour.

3 restaurants (including the Michelinstarred Oro Restaurant) and 2 bars (including the Gabbiano Bar). Outdoor heated swimming pool. Casanova Spa with sauna, steam bath and gym, hair salon. Tennis court and fitness centre. Gardens and vineyards. Complimentary 24-hour shuttle boat service to St Mark’s Square. Complimentary kids’ club with swimming pool, and dedicated treatments for children available in the spa. Boutique.

ACCOMMODATION 95 rooms and suites, including the sumptuous Palladio Suite.

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GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO LAKE COMO A stay at this outstanding lakeside hotel is on many a discerning luxury traveller’s wish list, and it’s not hard to see why. Situated on the shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the original luxury hotels in the area; built in 1910 in an art nouveau style, and at one time a favourite of Greta Garbo, its location offers unparalleled views of Bellagio and the mountains. The hotel is still family-owned and run, closing each winter for a yearly ‘face-lift’, meaning the facilities and amenities are consistently top-notch. Some 76 rooms and 14 suites, all of which offer lake or garden views, feature grand furniture and opulent fittings, with the Villa Emilia housing the new gem Suite Emilia with private access to the Spa. A particularly unique feature is the T Beach - where real sand creates a classic lido, with umbrellas and sun beds. You’ll also find three swimming pools, one floating on the lake and a clay tennis court, as well as the luxurious T Spa. Gastronomes will be truly spoilt at the hotel’s array of dining options. The five different restaurants and snack bars include La Terrazza, L’Escale Fondue & Wine Bar, T Bar with its signature cocktails, T Pizza and T Beach. Surely the biggest draw of the region though is the lake itself, which you can explore from the hotel’s own private boat. All in all, a fabulous choice for a luxury holiday in the Italian Lakes.

LOCATION Lake Como, 75 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport and 90 minutes transfer from Milan Linate Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 76 rooms and 14 suites, all individually styled. There are 8 indulgent Rooftop suites, all of which have a private terrace with Jacuzzi, dedicated concierge.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and bars. 3 swimming pools. Spa with hammam, nail bar, sauna. Tennis court, fitness centre. Venetian lancia boat available for private tours. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ULTRA LUXE

II SALVIATINO FLORENCE

LOCATION

Combining the best of both worlds, this palatial former 15th century villa is surrounded by an idyllic 12 acre park - with superb views thanks to its hillside location - yet it also benefits from being just ten minutes from the spectacular Tuscan city of Florence and all it has to offer.

Fiesole, 20 minutes transfer from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport and 55 minutes transfer from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport.

Guests can enjoy this boutique hotel’s, gardens which have been restored to their original form with hundreds of protected trees, intricate networks of ancient pathways, centuries old mosaics and elegant glass houses.

ACCOMMODATION

Individually decorated and spread amongst the main villa and garden, the elegant rooms and suites blend local artisanship and modern technologies, authentic Tuscan linens, handmade artwork and the finest leather furniture. Get a real taste for Italian fine dining at La Cucina del Salviatino, where Tuscan classics are served up with spectacular views of the Florence Dome. Extra indulgent experiences are the speciality of the concierge, who will happily book personal painting and drawing lessons with some of the area’s most talented tutors or exploring the Tuscan Hills in an Italian super car for example. Following a busy day spent wandering the streets of Florence with your camera in hand, there’s no better way to relax than with an Il Salviatino spa signature treatment, such as ‘Tuscany Pleasure’...bliss!

45 rooms and suites each unique in design, including the Ojetti Suite which boasts a fantastic terrace and picturesque views of Florence.

FACILITIES Restaurant ‘La Cucina del Salviatino’ with alfresco dining in summer. Il Salviatino Bar. Swimming pool, SPA Il Salviatino and an authentic cookery school for adults and children. Wine and olive oil tasting, truffle hunting (seasonal and on request). Courtesy shuttle into Florence.

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ULTRA LUXE

HOTEL ROMAZZINO, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA For our guests wanting quiet and calm, alongside superb facilities and outstanding views, we recommend the Hotel Romazzino on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. With its white sands and clear blue water, this secluded hideaway is the perfect place to while away the long, sun-drenched days. The 77 rooms, 17 suites and 6 villas - the latter with their own private pool and 24-hour butler service - celebrate Sardinian style with furnishings created by local craftsmen. Dining choice is exceptional, including the informal but chic option of Romazzino Restaurant where dinner is enjoyed alfresco. A dining programme is also available to hotel guests staying on a full board basis, enabling them to enjoy lunch or dinner at the Hotel Cervo, Cala di Volpe and Hotel Pitrizza and other fine restaurants along the Costa Smeralda. The beach barbecues are great fun for all the family, with the hotel's ‘Toy Club’ a wonderful facility for younger guests. With its private stretch of beach the hotel offers access to every watersport imaginable, with golf and horse riding close by for those who prefer their activities on land. Guests should also make time to explore the wider region, such as the fascinating prehistoric archaeological sites and Roman architectural ruins.

LOCATION Porto Cervo, 30 minutes transfer from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 77 guestrooms and 17 suites, each with its own private terrace or balcony, as well as 6 villas with their own swimming pool.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Saltwater and freshwater swimming pools, 2 fully-equipped fitness facilities, one outdoors, near the pool, wellness centre with a private beach gazebo, tennis courts. Children’s facilities and babysitting. Boutique shopping. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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VENICE SIMPLON-ORIENT-EXPRESS

THE JOURNEY

VENICE

LONDON - VENICE - LONDON

The Venice Simplon-Orient Express has long been a byword for luxury travel that conjures up the ultimate images of glamour, style and sophistication; with pressed white linen and gleaming wine glasses, Champagne and romantic dinners for two.

DAY 1

From its vintage cabins that retain their original 1920s and décor Art Deco marquetry, to its award-winning gastronomic cuisine and lively on-board entertainment, a journey aboard this iconic train is one of the world’s finest travel experiences, providing the discerning traveller with the ultimate voyage. Whether you choose to travel from London to Venice or Venice to London, or perhaps Vienna, Budapest or Prague, we’re certain you’ll love the journey; a perfect treat to mark a special celebration or tick an experience from your bucket list.

Board the Belmond British Pullman train for the journey from London Victoria. Enjoy a welcome Bellini followed by brunch before you head through the Channel Tunnel into France to join the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Settle into your private cabin and watch the splendid French countryside go by, before you enjoy a fourcourse dinner in one of the beautifully restored restaurant cars. Spend some time in the Bar Car chatting to fellow guests or enjoy a drink at the new Champagne Bar. When you are ready to retire you will discover your cabin transformed into a cosy bedroom.

DAYS 2 - 3 Wake to the breathtaking views of Switzerland and marvel whilst enjoying breakfast in your cabin. A three-course lunch is served before arriving in Venice Santa Lucia Station early evening. Take a water taxi to whisk you away to your hotel in Venice, where you will spend two nights to savour this iconic Italian city.

DAY 4 Complete your journey with a flight from Venice Marco Polo Airport to London Heathrow.

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HOTEL DANIELI, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL VENICE The original 14th century palace of Doge Dandolo’s family, this beautifully restored gothic landmark is synonymous with the romance and opulence of this magical city. Just a few steps away from Piazza San Marco and its basilica, as well as other notable sites such as the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, it’s easy to see why this hotel is a favourite gathering place of the glitterati. Inside, lavishly appointed pink marble interiors, stained glass, gold-leaf ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers are all reminiscent of its royal heritage. However, even these opulent surroundings are no match for the panoramic views of the city, the Lagoon and the Lido, which can be enjoyed from the rooftop restaurant, La Terrazza Danieli, or the Danieli Wine Suite, an ideal place to savour fine wine prior to your dining experience.

LOCATION Riva Degli Schiavoni, 40 minutes boat transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 179 rooms and 31 suites and junior suites - all immaculately appointed with antique furnishings.

FACILITIES 1 restaurant and 1 bar. Complimentary Wifi. In-room spa treatments Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

THE GRITTI PALACE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL VENICE Ernest Hemingway famously regarded the Gritti Palace as ‘the best hotel in a city of great hotels’. With its intimate and familiar feel reassuringly retained, along with its fabled attentive service and delectable culinary offerings, this iconic hotel has retained its charm over the years. Once the palace of the Doge of Venice, Andrea Gritti, and overlooking the Grand Canal, it’s easy to see why it was his residence of choice. Just steps away from luxury boutiques, this 16th century palazzo is nearby Piazza San Marco and La Fenice Theatre. Throughout the decades, this boutique-style retreat has welcomed a stream of distinguished guests to delight in its gilt-edged splendour and formal tradition. The opulent rooms and suites are a sight to behold with their precious decoration and antique furniture reflecting the rich culture of the city. Indulge with a treatment at the tranquil spa, learn Venetian recipes at The Gritti Epicurean School and sip Riva Cocktails at The Riva Lounge, beside the Grand Canal.

LOCATION Campo S Maria del Giglio, 50 minutes boat transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 61 guestrooms and 21 sumptuous suites, featuring treasures such as hand blown Murano glass, archival historic fabrics and the finest Italian marbles.

FACILITIES Restaurant, bar, lounge and cooking school. Spa. Complimentary Wifi.

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BELMOND HOTEL SPLENDIDO AND SPLENDIDO MARE PORTOFINO PORTOFINO

LOCATION

These two exceptional properties from the five-star Belmond group both offer superb accommodation in sensational locations.

Portofino, 40 minutes transfer from Genoa Airport.

The Splendido Mare, set in the wonderfully picturesque harbour of Portofino, is the smaller property and provides the perfect spot for you to sit back and watch the glamorous world go by. Most of the rooms have balconies with superb views of the village, the harbour and the castle of San Giorgio. The larger of the two properties, Hotel Splendido is a delightful hillside retreat, originally a 16th century Benedictine monastery. Every room is uniquely decorated and most have a balcony or terrace offering stunning vistas over the rugged coastline and the bay of Portofino. Relax in the hotel’s wellness centre or oval-shaped, heated seawater swimming pool set amidst lush gardens and enjoying spectacular views of the sea.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel Splendido, 67 rooms, including 43 Suites and Junior Suites. Splendido Mare, 16 rooms and suites.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Swimming pool. Spa. Tennis court, fitness centre. Complimentary kids’ club. Courtesy shuttle service connecting Hotel Spendido and Splendido Mare.

Guests also have the use of a piloted speedboat at a small extra cost. Enjoy an exceptional culinary experience as you relax in La Terrazza restaurant at Belmond Hotel Splendido, where guests are offered an experience that incorporates the magnificent vista of Portofino combined with gastronomic delights. Or head to Belmond Splendido Mare’s Chuflay Restaurant with its terrace bordering the bustling Piazzetta. Guests staying at either hotel enjoy the facilities of both with a complimentary shuttle service between the two.

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VILLA D’ESTE LAKE COMO This palatial 16th century villa, set beside tranquil Lake Como, was once the playground of the Italian aristocracy. An air of timeless grace endures today with its stunning gardens, impeccable décor and flawless hospitality still attracting a distinguished clientele. The formal and elegant La Veranda restaurant serves a traditional Italian haute cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list whilst more relaxed dining can be enjoyed at the Grill restaurant. Days can be spent in the calming surroundings of the spa, or unwinding in the villa’s unique swimming pool which floats on the lake. From tennis to windsurfing, canoeing to the indoor golf simulator and from squash to sailing - the sports facilities are fantastic! Based on Zen philosophy, the Beauty Center is a heavenly oasis in which to replenish mind, body and soul.

LOCATION Cernobbio, 60 minutes transfer from Milan Malpensa Airport and 90 minutes transfer from Milan Linate Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 152 rooms. Each is unique and beautifully decorated with period furniture and most boast walk-in closets.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars, D’Este Club with live music. Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools plus a children’s pool. Tennis and squash courts, indoor golf simulator, jogging trail, gym and spa. Boutique. Watersports available locally. Several 18-hole golf courses in the area.

PALAZZO VICTORIA VERONA Excellently located in the heart of one of Italy’s most elegant cities, the Palazzo Victoria is a magnificent 14th century palace. This luxury boutique hotel is perfectly positioned, with excellent international shopping nearby at the famous Via Mazzini and facing ‘Corso di Porta Borsari’; a street bursting with restaurants and artisan shops. Spacious rooms and suites, all individually decorated and furnished, have the feel of the Veneto region, some featuring original frescoes and parquet floors. A number of luxurious specialty suites are the choice for that special romantic Verona break. The Victoria Lounge e Café blends Veronese heritage with contemporary design and is the place where local Veronians, as well as hotel guests, meet for cocktails and fine wines. Enjoy a gastronomic journey of Italy’s cuisine at the stylish Borsari 36 Restaurant, served from the open-show kitchen.

LOCATION Palazzo Victoria, 15 minutes transfer from Verona Valerio Catullo Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 74 rooms and suites, including the Affresco Suites that overlook an inner courtyard.

FACILITIES Borsari 36 restaurant and Victoria Lounge e Café. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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BELMOND VILLA SAN MICHELE FLORENCE This Renaissance work of art, whose colonnaded façade is attributed to none other than Michelangelo, must be one of the most intimate and romantic places on Earth. Dating back to the 15th century, this former monastery nestled on a hilltop and surrounded by classical terraced gardens offers spectacular views of nearby Florence. Here, each privileged guest enjoys the freedom to stroll in the beautifully landscaped Italian gardens fragrant with lemon trees and roses, or to just relax by the pool. Those wishing to explore the rich variety of Tuscan cuisine can indulge at both the hotel’s fine dining restaurants and the Villa San Michele Cookery School, while the heated panoramic swimming pool and massage gazebo provide the perfect spots to relax after a busy day exploring fabulous Florence.

LOCATION Fiesole, 20 minutes transfer from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport and 60 minutes transfer from Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 45 rooms including 25 suites, located in the old monastery building and nestled amid the beautiful gardens.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 3 bars. Heated outdoor pool. Extensive parkland and gardens with jogging track, small gym, massage and beauty treatments available in the privacy of your own room or in the gazebo above the swimming pool. Wine and olive oil tasting. Courtesy shuttle into Florence. Villa San Michele Cookery School, for adults and children (8 -14 years old). Kids’ club (seasonal).

HOTEL SAVOY, A ROCCO FORTE HOTEL FLORENCE Poised by the landmark Duomo on the Piazza della Repubblica, and close to the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Savoy invites its guests to experience the wonders of Florence on its doorstep. The hotel is contemporary and welcoming, with each of the rooms and suites furnished with ceramics, quirky artwork and luxury fabrics. The exclusive Suite Brunelleschi affords stunning views and features a state of the art steam room with chromotherapy and aromatherapy facilities. Irene Bar and Restaurant is among the most popular restaurants in town, offering excellent Tuscan cuisine in surroundings of simple elegance. Superb food and wine are among the greatest enjoyments of a stay in Tuscany and L’Incontro lives up to this tradition. Guests may choose to dine outdoors on the Piazza during the summer season and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Florence.

LOCATION Piazza della Repubblica, 20 minutes transfer from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 102 guest rooms and suites. There are 14 suites, including the particularly luxurious Suite Repubblica, overlooking the ancient square.

FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. Gym, business centre, flower shop, concierge. Children’s programme.

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CASTEL MONASTERO TUSCANY Superbly situated amongst the Chianti vines within one of the most beautiful stretches of Tuscan countryside, the majestic Ombrone valley, this delightful hotel is sited in a former 11th century medieval village now lovingly restored and refurbished as a rural retreat. The 1,000 square metre spa offers exclusive product lines and a wide range of revitalising treatments, while the gym and three swimming pools are great for working out or relaxing. Other activities in the vicinity include guided tours of Tuscany, polo at the nearby Villa Sesta Polo Club, golf at the 18-hole Golf Club Ugolino, and black and white truffle hunting in autumn. The 74 rooms and suites are individually furnished, whilst many offer views of the Piazza di Castel Monastero or the countryside. Be tempted by the sophisticated gastronomic experiences with Tuscan cuisine, interpreted by the hotel’s Executive Chef in combination with Gordon Ramsay.

LOCATION Monastero d’Ombrone, 75 minutes transfer from Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 74 rooms and suites. 1 villa with 3 bedrooms.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. 3 outdoor swimming pools. Tennis court, spa and wellness centre, wine cellar. Cookery school. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

HOTEL DE RUSSIE, A ROCCO FORTE HOTEL ROME This renowned hotel is located in the heart of Rome between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. Rocco Forte Hotels has succeeded in preserving the classical splendour of the hotel’s original architecture, including the stunning terraced gardens. Enjoy exquisite alfresco dining at Le Jardin de Russie restaurant during the warmer months, while The Stravinskij Bar is equally enchanting, serving a selection of refreshments and Roman delicacies to excite your palate. Indulge yourself in the spa, with facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, Turkish steam bath, sauna and gym, as well as a range of beauty treatments. Elegant rooms and suites are designed in either a classical or contemporary style, with thoughtful little additions included for younger guests, such as mobiles for babies and petite dressing gowns for kids!

LOCATION Via del Babuino, 40 minutes transfer from Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 122 bedrooms including 34 suites. The four top suites are the ultimate in luxury with The Picasso Suite and The Vaselli Suite overlooking a secret garden and The Popolo and The Nijinskiy, each offering vast living spaces.

FACILITIES Restaurant, bar and garden terrace. Business centre, health club, spa with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam bath, beauty treatments and gym.

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CAPRI PALACE HOTEL & SPA CAPRI This elegant hotel is one of the most elite addresses on Capri on the edge of Mount Solaro and only a few miles from Capri Town. Maintaining an emphasis on health and relaxation throughout, the hotel offers delicious and creative menus in the elegant two Michelin-starred Restaurant L’Olivo, where comfortable armchairs are positioned beside private fireplaces and libraries. Another highlight is definitely the resort’s exclusive beach club and one Michelin-star restaurant, the beautifully-finished Il Riccio, which is just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Blue Grotto accessible either by land or by boat via the hotel’s shuttle service. The 84 rooms and suites of this five-star luxury hotel are decorated in Mediterranean style, with palatial options including the Suite Callas with its own private plunge pool and terrace.

LOCATION Anacapri, 2 hours transfer from Naples International Airport (road transfer to port, hydrofoil or private speed boat to Capri and road transfer to hotel). Transfer by helicopter also available.

ACCOMMODATION 69 rooms, 15 suites, including the Paltrow Presidential Suite with its own private pool and roof garden.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, 2 which hold Michelin stars, 1 bar and wine cellar, food and wine events. Medical spa, beach club nearby. A unique store and art gallery. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

GRAND HOTEL QUISISANA CAPRI The island of Capri has long been the ultimate destination for those seeking to holiday off the Amalfi coast and the Quisisana is a charming place from which to experience the Caprese way of life. Located in the centre of Capri, just steps away from the Piazzetta, the Grand Hotel Quisisana was first established in 1845. Inside, all is luxury, from the inviting sofas and sparkling chandeliers to the spacious comfort of your room, with a number of special suites providing spectacular views over the Faraglioni rocks. The hotel’s fine restaurants offer a sumptuous taste of both local and international delicacies, whilst the Quisi Beauty Spa has a wide range of treatments using the luxurious La Prairie brand.

LOCATION Capri Town, 2 hours transfer from Capri Airport (road transfer to port, hydrofoil to Capri and road transfer to hotel).

ACCOMMODATION 147 rooms, the majority of which face onto the gardens, which frame the hotel’s swimming pool. The terraces of the suites have breathtaking views of the Faraglioni rocks.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, bar and lobby lounge. Outdoor and heated indoor swimming pools. Spa, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, gym, beauty parlour.

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MEZZATORRE RESORT & SPA ISCHIA This five-star hotel sits on its own promontory above a pretty bay, amidst acres of private pine forest criss-crossed with jogging tracks, and built around a 16th century tower. A shuttle service runs to and from the village of Lacco Ameno but, in reality, who wants to do anything but just soak up the sun and those incredible views? Idle away days by the sea or alongside the heated seawater pool which, thanks to its position, has 180-degree views of the bay. Food at the Mezzatorre is a gastronomic experience, combining the best of the sea with produce from the island’s lush green interior. Neapolitan and Mediterranean influences dominate the dinner menu at a choice of two restaurants, one more formal, the other more casual. For the ultimate romantic treat, book one of two private tables, down by the seafront or on the tower’s terrace.

LOCATION Ischia, 2 hours transfer from Naples International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 56 rooms and suites including the Deluxe Bellevue Suite with its large terrace.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, 3 bars. Health and beauty centre with gym and tennis court. 3 indoor pools and 1 outdoor pool. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR VITTORIA SORRENTO Ideally located in the heart of Sorrento, with views of Vesuvius, this hotel’s luxurious amenities include high-end suites and rooms with sea views, a private garden, swimming pool with hydro-massage, spa, panoramic terrace, a children’s playground and citrus grove. The jewel in the Grand Hotel’s crown is its Michelin star gourmet restaurant Terrazza Bosquet headed up by Chef Luigi Tramontano. For relaxation, head to the hotel’s Boutique Spa La Serra, with its exclusive signature rituals, facials and massages. If you’re staying at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria over the summer months you can rent a motorboat for excursions along the picturesque coast and the peninsula of Sorrento, Positano and Capri. And, believe it or not, it’s also possible to enjoy diving and snorkelling in the area, which the hotel’s concierge can help to arrange.

LOCATION Sorrento, 60 minutes transfer from Naples International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 91 rooms and suites. Each of the suites is individual, with plush décor and fabulous views. The Caruso suite has a sweeping terrace and is home to the famous tenor Enrico Caruso’s original piano.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Swimming pool. Solarium and whirlpool, gym, spa. Children’s pool and playground and babysitting service. Private park.

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BELMOND HOTEL CARUSO, RAVELLO AMALFI COAST Hotel Caruso is a stunning 11th century palace perched 1,150 feet above sea level overlooking the Amalfi coast. By far the highlight of this stunning clifftop property is its outstanding infinity pool. Set against a backdrop of an awe-inspiring mountain range and overlooking the deep azure of the Mediterranean, guests are suspended between sea and sky as they try to digest their magnificent surroundings. The hotel has devised a fantastic activity programme for children - they can learn the art of making pizza or create their own film trailers, and the whole family can enjoy Segway tours, sailing lessons or a visit to a local farm. Indulging with a massage at the Wellness Centre is the perfect way to revive following a day’s boat excursion along the coast. Guests enjoy mouth-watering Italian cuisine and refreshing cocktails, with the Belvedere Restaurant offering an elegant outdoor terrace with wonderful views.

LOCATION Ravello, 60 minutes transfer from Naples International Airport. Helicopter transfer can be arranged upon request.

ACCOMMODATION 50 spacious rooms and suites, most with a sea view and terrace, many also with a private garden.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Clifftop swimming pool. Wellness and fitness centre, personal trainer available on request, complimentary daily boat excursions, private helicopter tours. Courtesy shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano.

PALAZZO AVINO AMALFI COAST Perched 1,000 feet above the sea, among the cobbled streets and exotic terraced gardens of Ravello and overlooking the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, lies this 12th century villa. Family-owned and managed the award-winning Palazzo Avino is an exclusive invitation into an elegant and romantic world where luxury is a byword. Located just a 15-minute complimentary shuttle away is The Clubhouse by The Sea (open May to October) with a small pool and beach platforms from where you can sunbathe or enjoy a refreshing swim. Guests can also sip cocktails on one of the panoramic terraces, relax in one of the rooftop Jacuzzis or enjoy the one Michelin-starred restaurant at this superb hotel. All rooms and suites in this Italian villa are decorated with handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, with all the modern conveniences you would expect from such a luxurious property.

LOCATION Ravello, 90 minutes transfer from Naples International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 32 rooms and 11 suites, all decorated with handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, one with one Michelin star and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Solarium with 2 whirlpools, spa/beauty centre, complimentary shuttle service to the beach club (15 minutes).

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LE SIRENUSE AMALFI COAST Originally the 18th century summer abode of a noble Neapolitan family, this exclusive hotel has been furnished with all the comforts of a luxury resort, whilst somehow maintaining the ambience of a private house. The highest levels of refinement are scattered throughout the property, manifested in the collection of Old Master paintings that adorn the sitting rooms, and in the sleek lines of the hotel’s classic boat collection. Days are spent on the water, around the pool or in the sanctuary of the Aveda Spa, where you can indulge in a range of treatments or relax in the saunas and Turkish baths. Dinner at the renowned one Michelin star restaurant La Sponda is sumptuous; you’ll enjoy delicious Neapolitan cuisine served by the light of 400 candles. With its enviable position in the heart of Positano, just a short journey from the wonders of Pompeii and Vesuvius, it’s little wonder that this hotel has long held a special allure for the discerning traveller.

LOCATION Positano, 1 hour and 45 minutes transfer from Naples International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 58 rooms and suites overlooking the bay of Positano, most with a private terrace or balcony.

FACILITIES Restaurant, Champagne and oyster bar. Outdoor pool and terrace. Spa and fitness centre. Hotel boat for complimentary excursions along the coast.

SANTA CATERINA AMALFI COAST Set high on the cliffs above the awe-inspiring bay of Amalfi, this exclusive hotel offers a sophisticated blend of romance and charm that will exceed your every expectation. Originally built in 1880 and redesigned in 1904, this is a truly original slice of classic Italian architecture and luxury. Dripping with Italian style, it offers tranquillity and relaxation set against one of the more spectacular backdrops Mother Nature has to offer. Days are spent with nothing more to do than relaxing by the pool, visiting the rejuvenating spa or riding the private elevators down to the hotel’s exclusive beach club, where you can relax on the private sun terrace and cool off in the seawater swimming pool. Dining at the hotel is a real delight, with a choice of two exceptional restaurants.

LOCATION Amalfi, 1 hour 40 minutes transfer from Naples International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 66 rooms and suites, all with a private balcony or terrace and stunning sea or garden views, including 3 outstanding honeymoon suites.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Gym, beach club and boutique. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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BORGO EGNAZIA PUGLIA

LOCATION

Built over ten years and designed to resemble an ancient Apulian village, Borgo Egnazia is one of the leading family, golf and spa destinations in the Mediterranean.

Puglia, 50 minutes transfer from Bari Airport.

Situated in Puglia, southern Italy, nestled between the foothills of the Valle d’Itria and the azure Adriatic, the landscape is enveloped in ancient olive groves and history. Accommodation is varied, meaning everyone can find just the right space to enjoy the Apulian surrounds. From elegant hotel rooms elegantly decorated in cream and taupe hues to one and two-bedroom suites and townhouses near the kids’ club and shallow pool, both families and couples are well-served. Some 28 private villas are also available for the extra level of privacy. Amongst the hotel’s array of restaurants you can sample the finest in Apulian cuisine. Children have their own Da Puccetta Ristorante with a child-friendly menu and the kids’ club offers cookery classes to further nuture an intrest in good food. There is no shortage of activities to enjoy, with two beach clubs, a cookery school, gym and 1,800 square metre innovative and modern psycho-emotional wellness spa, horse riding, grass tennis courts and the 18-hole championship San Domenico Golf Club. The Tarantari kids’ club and Marinari teens’ club are also attractions along with, of course, the stunning beach with views of the Adriatic.

ACCOMMODATION 183 rooms spread across the property ranging between 3-bedroom villas, townhouses and traditional hotel rooms, many offering views of the Adriatic Sea.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants and 3 bars. 3 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pools. Vair Spa, cooking school, 18-hole golf course, 4 tennis courts, 2 beach clubs and watersports. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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FORTE VILLAGE RESORT SARDINIA Offering five-star luxury overlooking a magnificent beach, this resort consists of a selection of properties to accommodate parties of all sizes. With seven distinct hotels available, there's the perfect spot to suit your needs and budget. Hotel Il Castello is traditional in style with elegantly furnished rooms. Villa del Parco is an intimate hideaway with just 57 Deluxe Rooms and Bungalows. At Le Dune you’ll be staying close to the beach, whilst the newest hotel at Forte Village, Bouganville, is a wonderful place to relax. Le Palme is ideal for small families, with Il Borgo perfect for larger groups, and lastly Pineta is an oasis of calm, close to the tranquil spa. At Forte Village guests can enjoy a unique selection of sports for children and adults with the Forte Village Sport Academy. Play tennis with Wimbledon legends such as Peter McNamara or Jonas Bjorkman; enjoy rugby at the academy run by English celebrities like Austin Healey and Will Greenwood or enjoy the Cricket Academy, Basket Academy or Boxing Academy. Alternatively, let your children show off their skills at the Chelsea Soccer School with world famous coaches putting them through their paces. As well as sport, there’s the ‘Children’s Wonderland and Mario’s Village’ offering activities including Italian cooking, ceramics, dance and much, much more. Gastronomic international delights are offered throughout high season from all 21 of the resort’s restaurants, including the Gourmet Restaurants managed by Michelin-starred chefs Gordon Ramsay, Rocco Iannone and Emanuele Scarello. Be sure to visit the Acquaforte Spa Centre, a member of Leading Spas of the World, too!

LOCATION Santa Margherita di Pula, 50 minutes transfer from Cagliari Airport.

ACCOMMODATION Hotel Bouganville 133 Bungalows, Le Palme 140 bungalows, Il Borgo 35 Bungalows, Pineta 102 Superior Terrace and Deluxe Family Rooms, Hotel Castello 177 rooms and suites. Villa del Parco 57 rooms and bungalows, Le Dune 39 bungalows and 39 suites some with private pools.

FACILITIES 21 restaurants and bars. Several swimming pools. Acquaforte Spa Centre including fully-equipped gym, watersports available, Chelsea Soccer Football Academy, Tennis Academy, Rugby Academy, Cricket Academy. Children’s Wonderland, Kids’ City and Leisure Land for teens. Live evening entertainment.

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CHIA LAGUNA SARDINIA

LOCATION

Holding a splendid position on a rugged knoll with panoramic views of the magnificent bay of Chia, with its broad expanse of sand dunes, is this elegant resort.

Chia, 50 minutes transfer from Cagliari Airport.

Offering different styles of accommodation, it caters well to couples and families of all ages, particularly those with young children. Within the resort are three properties; the Hotel Laguna is the most luxurious property with an array of rooms and suites. The Hotel Village is ideal for families and contains the Hotel Spazio Oasi where each accommodation has a private terrace or garden, and lastly the Baia is a collection of bungalows set away from the main resort.

85 rooms and suites, with each boasting its own balcony, terrace or a private garden.

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FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. Beach and swimming pool. Spa. Gym. Complimentary Wifi.

Active holidays are part and parcel of a stay at the Chia Laguna; play five-a-side football, rent mountain bikes, enjoy horse trekking or challenge your partner or family to a game of tennis. The white sand beach is situated just 700 metres away and the mini train service running to and from it is a great novelty for all! Treat yourself to a different dining experience each day, with a selection of restaurants located throughout the resort. For a romantic evening, private candlelit beach dinners can be arranged.

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HOTEL PITRIZZA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA This exclusive, romantic retreat is tucked away on a truly magnificent peninsular on the stunning Costa Smeralda. Simple, elegant and completely at one with its beautiful surrounds, the Hotel Pitrizza has the feel of an intimate ancestral island home and is a favoured destination for travellers seeking privacy and tranquillity. Nature’s beauty surrounds you no matter what your activity - whether swimming, sipping cocktails at the clubhouse, or dining alfresco by candlelight. The fresh seawater granite pool is exceptional, carved out of natural rock creating a seamless blend into the emerald coloured sea. Guests can enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Pevero 18-hole course or try a set of tennis at the Porto Cervo Tennis Centre. There is also a nearby dive centre, jet-skiing and boat rentals available, or if all that seems too energetic, simply enjoy the beauty treatments on offer.

LOCATION Costa Smeralda, 45 minutes transfer from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 65 rooms, suites and villas (some with a private pool). All rooms have a private terrace whereas the suites offer a private balcony or patio. Connecting rooms are also available for families or friends travelling together.

FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. Swimming pool and private beach. Fitness and beauty centre.

CERVO HOTEL COSTA SMERALDA RESORT COSTA SMERALDA, SARDINIA Overlooking Porto Cervo Piazzetta and close to the world famous yacht harbour and marina on the Costa Smeralda, this hotel is located in the heart of a glamorous shopping district. Offering guests a wide range of facilities both on land and on water, the hotel is renowned for its interiors which possess a rustic, Italian charm and service is always friendly and gracious. The hotel’s private beach is situated in a secluded bay and can be reached at ease using the hotel’s complimentary taxi boat service. Rejuvenate thirsty skin with a massage or holistic treatment at the Wellness Centre. In the evening, with a number of dining opportunities both at Hotel Cervo and at its partner hotels along with local nearby restaurants, gastronomy spoils you.

LOCATION Porto Cervo, 40 minutes transfer from Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 80 rooms, including 10 suites all decorated with tiled floors and white linens.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants. 2 swimming pools. 5 tennis courts with synthetic grass, a fitness centre, massages and beauty treatments. Claudio Panatta Tennis Academy. Watersports facilities are available at the nearby sister hotels Cala di Volpe and Romazzino. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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VERDURA RESORT, A ROCCO FORTE HOTEL SICILY

LOCATION

Located on the southern coast of Sicily, surrounded by orange and olive groves and basking on the shores of the Mediterranean, this exclusive resort is truly protected from the intrusion of the outside world.

Near Sciacca, 75 minutes transfer from Palermo Airport.

Set in over 230 hectares with nearly 2 kilometres of private coastline, guests enjoy a true sense of space and privacy combined with luxurious and spacious accommodation; with all rooms boasting private terraces or balconies and uninterrupted sea views.

ACCOMMODATION 203 luxurious rooms and suites all with stunning views of the Mediterranean with private balcony or terrace.

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4 restaurants and 5 bars. Verdura Spa. 3 golf courses. 60 metre infinity pool. There is also so much to see, do and taste here, with fabulous dining options and an extensive range of activities and facilities Private beach. Watersports. Tennis. that include six tennis courts, a football pitch, a 60 metre infinity Football. Kids club. Complimentary bicycles. swimming pool, private beach, watersports, a fully-equipped gym and running trails which meander through the olive and lemon trees. Please visit our website for the latest Golfers have a variety to choose from with two 18-hole prices and offers. championship courses, a 9-hole short course and extensive practice facilities. Those seeking rejuvenation can relax at Verdura Spa with its 11 treatment rooms, 4 thalassotherapy pools, steam room, sauna, beauty salon and indoor pool. For those that want to take wellbeing further, the resort’s Rocco Forte Health programmes offer a balanced and integrated approach

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BELMOND GRAND HOTEL TIMEO SICILY Perfectly located in a prime position at the heart of the beautiful town of Taormina, which is steeped in history and littered with ancient buildings, this luxurious property is perfect for those looking for sun and relaxation. Here you’ll discover a retreat that combines a luxurious stay with some of the greatest ancient and striking vistas in Europe. This Sicilian hotel is a true gem that comes complete with sensational views over an ancient Greek theatre which plays host to performances from world-famous stars. Those lucky enough to be a guest of the Grand Hotel Timeo can even slip in and out of performances unseen through the secret VIP passage that links the hotel with the theatre. Its sister hotel Villa Sant’Andrea is located in the Bay of Mazzarò and the two are linked by a private non-stop shuttle service; guests can share facilities, which include a private beach.

LOCATION Taormina, 50 minutes transfer from Catania International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 70 rooms and suites, most with terraces or balconies and with the suites ranging from Junior Suites to the Presidential Suite.

FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. Swimming pool. Fitness centre. Use of all the facilities at sister property Villa Sant’Andrea, a 3-minute cable car ride from Grand Hotel Timeo, including a wellness centre, beach and complimentary kids’ club. Complimentary coastal boat tours during summer (book in advance).

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BELMOND VILLA SANT’ANDREA SICILY Built as an aristocratic family home in 1830, located in Taormina Mare overlooking a bay considered one of the most beautiful in all of Italy, this elegant resort nestles on its own private beach, facing the glittering sea. All of the rooms and suites retain the charm of a private residence. Restaurant Oliviero is famous for its sublime seafood and offers guests traditional Mediterranean cuisine enhanced by innovative and imaginative twists in a picture-perfect setting. The delightful spa and wellness centre, located in the subtropical gardens, provides a range of treatments centred upon orange flowers, amber, sandalwood and jasmine, along with signature products from La Sultane de Saba. A quick and easy, three-minute cable car ride from Taormina Mare will take you up to the heart of Taormina with its many sophisticated shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

LOCATION Taormina Mare, 50 minutes transfer from Catania International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 68 elegant rooms and suites, most with sea views.

FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. Spa and wellness centre, diving centre on the private beach. Complimentary kids’ club. Courtesy shuttle service to the Grand Hotel Timeo and Taormina city centre. Complimentary coastal boat tours during summer (book in advance).

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Handpicked villas to fall in love with for your perfect holiday. Villa Select prides itself on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK and from overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa, perfect for you.

VILLA AIYANNA, SLEEPS 12 SIRACUSA, SICILY Strikingly modern and endlessly luxurious, this villa with private swimming pool is situated in the vicinity of Syracuse, one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean, with its ancient Greek ruins and sociable buzz. With acres of space, this impressive property boasts some six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, sleeping twelve people in all. All rooms are appointed in chic, contemporary style with unique touches, such as a suspended fireplace at the centre of the living room. Outside, the swimming pool is the largest amongst our Italian collection of villas, at 18 metres in length and 6 metres in width. Spacious, decked sun terraces surround the pool and are well furnished for relaxing and spending quality time outdoors with family and friends.

VILLA BERTINA, SLEEPS 16 BUSETO PALIZZOLO, SICILY For large groups wishing to holiday together, it can be difficult to find somewhere that offers the space required as well as a sense of luxury and privacy. Nestled in a small hilltop village, Villa Bertina does just that. With eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and even a grand piano, there’s room enough for everyone here. Interiors are decorated stylishly, while retaining a rustic, Sicilian ambience. Outside, wide terraces and an attractive wonderful 12 metre swimming pool are ideal spots to soak up the lovely landscape and Sicilian sunshine. Plus, a maid service six times a week means that however large your party, you won’t have to worry about a big clean up on the final day!

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VILLA LAURETTA, SLEEPS 10 MODICA, SICILY This luxury villa is hidden away in the scenic countryside of south eastern Sicily. Sleeping 10 over two beautifully presented buildings, this restored 18th century estate is a great choice for larger families and groups. The main building here boasts three bedrooms and exceedingly spacious kitchen and living areas, which are light-filled with high ceilings. Another two-storey villa just next door has its own living space and two further bedrooms. This extra accommodation makes Villa Lauretta ideal for two families holidaying together, large groups of friends, or even as an annexe for teenagers who will love having their own space. Outdoors there are two swimming pools and a fantastic Mediterranean courtyard for dining alfresco. We highly recommend exploring the nearby Baroque town of Modica and a day at the beach at the Vendicari Nature Reserve.

VILLA FLORENTINO, SLEEPS 11 ACIREALE, SICILY This luxury villa has an almost palatial feel, with ample open-plan ground floor living space featuring grand pillars and beautiful, tiled flooring. With six bedrooms and three bathrooms, there is scope for any holiday set-up; multiple generations of families, large clans and accompanying friends can all be accommodated comfortably and with ease. Outside there are well-kept lawns to play or relax on, and an impressive swimming pool area with sun beds. The pool itself has a sloping depth and can be entered gradually by steps at one end, making it ideal for younger guests and less confident swimmers. Car hire is highly recommended in this secluded spot, with much to explore close by including the picturesque town of Acirale with its beautiful cathedral and many excellent restaurants.

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CROATIA The legacies of a rich past are omnipresent in this breathtaking country; from its Roman ruins and Venetian heritage to the eye-catching coastal towns and ports that hug the long coastline. Having been described by Byron as the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’, the historic port of Dubrovnik is particularly impressive. This beautiful coastal city enjoys a glamorous Mediterranean vibe with its alfresco café lifestyle and evokes a glamorous vibe with its five star hotels and stylish restaurants. Jutting out into the Adriatic Sea, the Istrian Riviera is close the border of Italy, a small but perfectly formed slice of Croatia’s 2,000 kilometres of coastline. Here you can encounter hilltop villages or head to the towns on the water’s edge and enjoy some of the region’s acclaimed gastronomy.

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT +1 hour Flying Time: 2 hours 10 minutes to Pula, 2 hours 40 minutes to Dubrovnik British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Other airlines and more UK departures points are available to Dubrovnik and other airports in Croatia.

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HOTEL MONTE MULINI ISTRIAN RIVIERA Situated close to the historic town of Rovinj on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, this chic, contemporary and elegant retreat offers the modern traveller a tranquil haven dedicated to relaxation. Dining here is a true delight with two outstanding à la carte restaurants, both of which have earned the hotel a reputation as a fine dining destination. Enjoy fine fare at Mediterraneo, with its contemporary surrounds and views out over Lone Bay. Or head to the Wine Vault, where French cuisine is complemented by 550 Croatian and imported labels. Gastronomes with love the Chef’s Table dining experience here, where up to six guests are joined by the chef and sommeliers to create and enjoy a bespoke tasting menu with exquisite wines to match. Another highlight at Monte Mulini is undoubtedly Art Wellness. This state of the art spa facility incorporating three distinctive zones provides a unique menu of treatments and programmes to invigorate, pamper and rejuvenate body and mind. The swimming pool complex here covers over 400 square metres and includes four outdoor pools, including a children’s pool. Newly opened is Mulini Beach, a delightful pebble beach at the foot of the hotel, overlooking Lone Bay. Here you can relax on bespoke sunbeds and enjoy the superb beach concierge service while sipping a cocktail from the Mulini Beach Bar.

LOCATION Rovinj, 40 minutes transfer from Pula Airport, 1 hour 45 minutes transfer from Rijeka Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 99 rooms and 14 suites all have balconies. The Monte Mulini Suites are the largest suites offered within the resort complex and have two separate bedrooms, both with en suite, a living and dining area, together with a kitchenette.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, pool bar and Mulini beach bar. 4 outdoor freshwater swimming pools (including a designated children’s pool) and 1 indoor pool. Fully equipped spa with Turkish and Finnish saunas, tennis school and courts, bicycles and basketball.

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HOTEL BELLEVUE DUBROVNIK

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Set high on a cliff above the Miramare Bay and overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, Hotel Bellevue enjoys a spectacular location. Here you’ll find a world of discreet luxury, modern interiors and magnificent sea views, all within walking distance of the 6th century Old Town of Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, 25 minutes transfer from Dubrovnik Airport.

Accommodation is appointed in style, with simple, contemporary furniture and muted tones creating a peaceful base from which to enjoy the fascinating surrounds. Below the hotel, on a secluded pebble beach, you can settle in a sun-lounger and enjoy the vista. If relaxation’s what you seek, then look no further than Energy Clinic, the hotel’s tranquil and luxurious spa. Lounge in the beautiful indoor freshwater heated pool, which looks out to spectacular sea views, or enjoy a restorative treatment and let your cares drift away. As well as countless restaurants and bars to tempt you in Dubronik, Hotel Bellevue is home to Vapor, serving fine, à la carte Mediterranean cuisine, and the beach restaurant Nevera were you can enjoy delicious seafood on the elegant terrace. For a smart aperitif or night-cap, you can also head to Spice Lounge, the hotel’s chic cocktail bar.

ACCOMMODATION 91 rooms and suites. All have a sea view and the majority have a balcony.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar plus private dining options. Indoor swimming pool. Spa and Wellness Centre, fitness centre, beauty salon and hairdresser. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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Handpicked villas to fall in love with for your perfect holiday. Villa Select prides itself on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK and from overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa, perfect for you.

VILLA CELESTE, SLEEPS 8 ISTRIA, CROATIA Tucked away amidst idyllic, green surroundings in northern Croatia, Villa Celeste boasts a private pool amidst its cherry and almond tree-littered gardens, complete with a barbeque and terrace upon which to dine alfresco and soak up the Mediterranean sun. This old property has sleeps eight, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, and has been recently refurbished to beautifully combine its rustic charm with modern amenities - effortlessly crafting a stylish leisure retreat. Villa Celeste enjoys a remote feel, with sweeping views over Učka Mountain, but also sits within walking distance of the amenities of St. Nedelja. A daily maid service maintains a hotel-style service, leaving you to do nothing but enjoy your relaxing break by the pool or perhaps spending time sailing or fishing in the Adriatic.

VILLA ANTONIA, SLEEPS 4 ISTRIA, CROATIA Charming, cosy and private, this two-bedroom villa is perfectly located in the picturesque town of Bale, with all amenities in walking distance. Interiors feature dark woods, deep terracotta walls and modern amenities including a fully equipped kitchen with an espresso machine. We doubt you’ll be spending much time inside, however, as this property’s star feature is surely its beautiful, walled courtyard with pool, perfect for spending lazy days in the Mediterranean sun. Here you’ll find an immaculate private swimming pool, a barbecue, summer kitchen and an attractive sitting area for alfresco dining. With a maid service visiting 6 days a week, a stay here has all the benefits of a villa holiday, with a touch of hotel-style service.

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FRANCE This magnificent country of chic cities, quaint rural villages, grand chateaux, sophisticated beach culture and of course, legendary vineyards, has a romance, charm and attitude all of its own. Grand, sweeping architecture, a rich history and contemporary attractions combine to make Paris a ‘must-do’ destination for all discerning travellers. Why not couple a stay here with a trip south to Provence with its lush, rolling countryside, medieval mountain villages and endless acres of fragrant lavender fields? The Côte d’Azur on France’s southern coast boasts more than its fair share of chic, exclusive hot spots. Simply uttering the name ‘Saint-Tropez’ evokes images of luxury and beauty. From a yacht trip to luxury beach clubs, this is the place to see and be seen.

GETTING THERE. Time Difference: GMT +1 hour Flying Time: 1 hour 30 minutes to Paris, 2 hours to Nice British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick and London Heathrow to Nice and Paris. Other airlines and more UK departure points are also available.

DESTINATIONS 1. Paris 2. Èze 3. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat 4. Provence 5. Cannes 6. St Tropez

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GRAND-HOTEL DU CAP-FERRAT, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CÔTE D’AZUR This secluded and exclusive location on the French Riviera is one of the best addresses in the Mediterranean and since opening its doors in 1908, the hotel has attracted its clientele from the international elite. Today, upholding the tradition of outstanding service, it elegantly combines state of the art amenities with timeless elegance. The decadent, 8,000 square feet spa here boasts an indoor swimming pool, five luxury treatment rooms, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam rooms and spa gardens. This is the ideal place for relaxation, revival and a touch of indulgence too! The spectacular Club Dauphin, with an Olympic-sized heated seawater swimming pool, can be reached by private funicular and is a sensational Riviera playground that combines exclusivity and elegance with a relaxed ambience. Dining is sumptuous, and includes Michelin starred gourmet dining at Le Cap. For an elegant cocktail head to the Grand-Hôtel Bar or choose from an array of Mediterranean dishes at the Club Dauphin Restaurant. Afternoon tea is also served daily on the Rotunda and is a ‘must’ for those seeking to experience the class and style of a bygone age.

LOCATION Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 30 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 49 rooms and 24 suites with sea or pine forest views, including 8 suites with private swimming pool.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Spa with indoor pool. Jacuzzi, multisensory showers, techno gym-equipped fitness room, and 5 luxurious treatment rooms. Tennis court. Bicycles available. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ROYAL RIVIERA CÔTE D’AZUR Constructed in 1904 and immediately establishing itself as a haunt for the upper classes of French society, the aptly named Royal Riviera has an effortless charm and grace. The sun-filled terraces opening out from large, stately rooms, decorated in alluring blends of Art Deco and NeoHellenic influences, come together to create an ambience that is simply delightful. With its own private beach and just 94 rooms, the Royal Riviera is as exclusive as it is luxurious and offers guests a choice of two world-class restaurants, Le Panorama for the finest Provençal cuisine and La Pergola for a more casual - but no less elegant - lunchtime experience. Indulgent days can be spent at the Wellness Centre’s sauna and hammam, simply lazing on the private beach, or sipping cocktails by the pool. At the Wellness Centre you’ll discover a variety of treatments that you can mix and match according to your desires, as well as the luxurious collection of Sundari treatments and skincare products created on Ayurveda tradition. The Royal Riviera is also one of the only establishments on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat to have a sandy private beach. Access is free and reserved exclusively for hotel guests.

LOCATION Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 30 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’ Azur Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 94 rooms and suites located in the main building or in the Private Villa l’Orangerie.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants and 1 bar. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Wellness centre and gym. Private sandy beach and watersports including waterskiing and jet skiing (available from May until the end of September). Children’s activities and babysitting service.

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TERRE BLANCHE HOTEL SPA GOLF HOTEL PROVENCE Nestled in a tranquil corner of Provence overlooking medieval mountain villages and endless acres of fragrant lavender fields, guests here can escape from life’s stresses and strains. The one and two-storey free standing suites and villas adorning the hillside reflect traditional Provençal design with natural materials and boast private terraces which overlook the surrounding forest and villages. The gourmet Michelin-starred restaurant here, Le Faventia, boasts contemporary specialities accompanied by a spectacular wine list, while Le Gaudina Lounge offers international and Mediterranean cuisine. The resort also has extensive facilities, including one of Europe’s most stunning spas and two world-class championship golf courses. The Kids’ Club at Terre Blanche, for 2 to 12 year olds, is supervised by a qualified, friendly team of staff, who host water-based activities in the large swimming pool and take workshops exploring the local arts of Provence.

LOCATION Tourrettes, 45 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 115 suites and villas, including 4 speciality villas of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with private Jacuzzi or pool.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants, 1 Michelin star restaurant, a poolside restaurant a lobby lounge, and 2 bars. Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Tennis courts, two 18-hole David Thomas-designed golf courses. David Leadbetter Golf Academy and Performance Centre, Clubhouse. Spa with indoor pool and 14 treatment rooms and fitness centre. Kids’ club with private pool.

LE MAS CANDILLE CÔTE D’AZUR Set in the quaint, typical Provençal village of Mougins only 20 minutes from Cannes, this former 18th century olive farm is nestled amongst 15 acres of secluded parkland, with mature Cypress trees and old olive groves. Now an elegant hideaway Le Mas Candille, boasts individually styled and luxuriously appointed rooms with wonderful antiques and fine furnishings throughout. Guests can take a stroll through the grounds and discover a secret corner, refresh in the magnificent infinity-edge swimming pool and take in breathtaking views, or head to the Shiseido Spa. Afterwards you can enjoy one of the finest dining experiences on the Côte D’Azur, either in the hotel’s summer restaurant La Pergola or the gastronomic restaurant Le Candille which offers Michelinstarred cuisine in a serene setting.

LOCATION Mougins, 35 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 39 rooms and 7 suites, each individually decorated in a classic style with either a private balcony or terrace.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants 2 swimming pools, hydrotherapy pool. Shiseido Spa, 2 Jacuzzis, sauna and fitness centre. Diving and watersports available. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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CAP ESTEL CÔTE D’AZUR Carved into a hillside adorned with sensational gardens and extending onto a private gated peninsular surrounded by sea, Cap Estel, in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, offers an indulgent, intimate and exclusive mansion experience, excellent hospitality and a stunning private beach. This idyllic fusion of style and privacy boasts sumptuous guestrooms which enjoy fantastic views and furnishings inspired by an ocean-liner’s cabin. Lounge on the secluded beach, before dining on fresh, seasonal produce, much of which is directly harvested from the hotel’s kitchen garden. The Cap Estel spa is a sanctuary dedicated to restoring the harmony between body and soul, and delivers a five-star personalised service, blending cutting-edge amenities with traditional treatments and therapies.

LOCATION Èze-bord-de-Mer, 35 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 14 suites and 4 guest rooms, all with views of the sea or of the lush gardens.

FACILITIES Gastronomic restaurant awarded by Michelin. 2 swimming pools and Jacuzzi. Spa with fitness centre and indoor pool, offering face and body treatments, as well as chromotherapy. Private beach. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

LA RESERVE DE RAMATUELLE SAINT TROPEZ Contemporary architecture, manicured gardens, a sensory spa and an exclusive location combine to create a truly luxurious destination at La Reserve de Ramatuelle. Mere minutes from the grandeur of Saint Tropez, the hotel boasts dazzling views of the Mediterranean Sea from its chic rooms, suites and villas. The spa is a real highlight, with exceptional facilities and an emphasis on health and wellbeing. It includes 11 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a steam room and fitness room. A wide choice of treatments and programmes can also be tailored to your exact requirements. The wellbeing focus from the spa travels through the hotel to the restaurant, where you will discover Chef Eric Canino’s concept of healthy cooking, with every dish being balanced, light and delicious.

LOCATION St Tropez, 90 minutes transfer from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. Helicopter transfers can be arranged to the nearby heliport, alternatively those travelling by private jet can fly to La Môle Saint-Tropez Airport, which is just a short drive away.

ACCOMMODATION 28 rooms and suites, and 12 villas. The classic Provençal-style villas with pools are set in private gardens with views of the Mediterranean.

FACILITIES Restaurant and bar. 2 swimming pools. Spa, gym and concierge.

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LE BRISTOL PARIS PARIS Michelin star dining, a historic hotel and elegant spa make the Hotel Le Bristol a wonderful spot to stay in the French capital. Located on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré at the heart of the fashion and arts district, it’s ideal for taking in all Paris has to offer. Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice with the luxury brasserie 114 Faubourg, with its one Michelin star rating guide, or at Epicure, the hotel’s three Michelin star gastronomic restaurant! Dinner should be followed with a cocktail or two at Le Bar du Bristol, which creates a glamorous vibe from Tuesday to Saturday evenings with a DJ until 2am. If you’re looking to kick back and relax head to the Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie and the hotel’s unique sixth-floor rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views of the city.

LOCATION Paris, 30 minutes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 188 rooms and suites. The Paris Suite has views of the City of Lights and the Eiffel Tower from the wrought-iron balcony which surrounds it.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Spa and fitness centre. Kids’ club and children’s programmes.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL PARIS PARIS Chic and unique, Paris is a city that never strays far from the jet-setter’s radar and a fabulous property to grace its bohemian boulevards is the mesmerising Mandarin Oriental. With its eye firmly set on the title of the most luxurious, glamorous and quintessentially Parisian hotel in the city, it cleverly combines Art Deco and Oriental influences. Dine in style at the two delightful restaurants and treat yourself to delicacies in the cake shop, all brilliantly led by Executive Chef and Culinary Director Thierry Marx. Sur Mesure is a haute-cuisine restaurant with two Michelin stars, while Camélia serves light French fare and the vibrant Bar 8 is now the place to ‘see and be seen’ in this cosmopolitan city!

LOCATION Paris, 30 minutes transfer from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 98 luxurious rooms and 40 suites, each offering a stylish Parisian experience.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, 1 bar and a pâtisserie. The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, Paris with couples treatment suites, herbal steam room, fitness centre and swimming pool. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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TURKEY Turkey’s unique location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe has had a major influence on its culture and architectural heritage; here you will find the best of both continents. The magical city of Istanbul is an intoxicating mix of tradition and modernity: ancient Ottoman mosques beside shiny skyscrapers. While further south you’ll find Antalya, where you step away from your modern beach resort and encounter the cobbled streets and historic Ottoman houses of the Kaleici (Old Quarter). Once a simple fishing village, Bodrum now boasts a bustling marina and palm-lined promenade as well as an impressive 15th century castle. In Marmaris you’ll find beautiful coastal vistas set against a backdrop of pine clad mountains, where charming hillside villages and ancient ruins are hidden. Then there’s Fethiye, known as ‘a paradise that God granted to Earth’ with ancient Lycian rock tombs, carved amazingly into the cliff face. Dotted along the ‘Turkish Riviera’, these destinations are as suited to exploration as they are to beachside lounging.

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT +2 hours Flying Time: 3 hours 55 minutes to Bodrum, 4 hours 5 minutes to Antalya and Dalaman British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Istanbul and from London Gatwick to Bodrum and Dalaman during the summer months. A choice of airlines from a selection of UK departure points are available to airports within Turkey.

DESTINATIONS 1. Istanbul 2. Bodrum 3. Datca Peninsula 4. Fethiye 1 5. Antalya Istanbul Airport 6. Belek

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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BODRUM BODRUM

LOCATION

With spectacular views, two private beaches and a slick, contemporary style, this Turkish resort is a five-star choice perfect for a honeymoon, family holiday or luxurious short-haul getaway.

Bodrum, 45 minutes transfer from Milas Bodrum International Airport.

Accommodation is spacious and stylishly appointed with all rooms featuring a private terrace or balcony, as well as a Valet Box where laundry and room service can be delivered without any interaction with the staff for ultimate privacy. Lazy days can be spent lapping up the sunshine at one of the four outdoor pools (including a designated children’s pool) or on one of two pristine private beaches with calm waters perfect for a dip. But with an extensive aquatics centre offering everything from pedaloes to scuba diving, active holidaymakers are sure to enjoy themselves too! Guests seeking tranquil indulgence need look no further than the world-class spa, with treatments using natural aromatherapy products, hammams and massage showers.

ACCOMMODATION 127 rooms, suites, villas and luxury apartments, including the Mediterranean Suite with its large outdoor terrace featuring a private pool and outdoor shower.

FACILITIES 12 restaurants and bars. 2 outdoor freshwater swimming pools, indoor pool. Spa, steam baths, sauna and gym, watersports, scuba diving, sailing (payable locally) and 2 tennis courts. Kids’ club for 4 to 12 years olds. Boutique.

Dining options are plentiful here, with 12 restaurants and bars featuring everything from contemporary Japanese fare, to Turkish fish and seafood. There is also the tempting Mandarin Cake Shop, with its mouth-watering selection of baked goodies. Families will love the complimentary MiniMo Panda Club, where children from 4 to12 years old can enjoy a range of activities and entertainments.

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AMANRUYA BODRUM A haven of tranquillity and elegance, this stellar resort from the Aman group is your ticket to a superb holiday on Turkey’s Bodrum peninsular. Nestled in an oasis of luscious vegetation above a spectacular bay encircling the alluring azure of the Aegean, guests at this fantastic resort are spoilt for choice thanks to the vast array of activities, facilities and dining options. Accommodation at the Amanruya is outstanding, with free-standing cottages boasting a private swimming pool and outside space for enjoying the views over a morning coffee or evening sundowners. The labyrinth of courtyards and terraces gradually wind down to a glorious pebble beach with enticing waters and Beach Club where you can enjoy a drink or leisurly lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea To truly get a sense of the stunning coastline though, a sail in a traditional gulet is a ‘must’. Back at the resort guests can start the day with a private yoga session, take a dip in the impressive 50 metre infinity pool, or soothe tired muscles at the spa suites after a long afternoon exploring the local ruins and captivating ancient historical sites nearby - the signature massage is a particular favourite for just such a necessity. Come the evening and there’s a choice of four dining pavilions, with traditional Turkish dishes, continental cuisine or Asian-inspired specialities on the menu.

LOCATION Bodrum, 30 minutes transfer from Milas-Bodrum International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 35 spacious Pool Terrace Cottages, each with private swimming pool and garden.

FACILITIES 3 dining pavilions and Wine Lounge. Swimming pool, yoga pavilion, Massage treatment rooms and a SPA suite, tennis court, library, boutique, art gallery, beach club with watersports. Excursions available. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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KEMPINSKI HOTEL BARBAROS BAY BODRUM

LOCATION

Truly beautiful with its magnificent architecture and private bay, this idyllic retreat offers tranquillity, luxury and unsurpassed service. Located in a stunning clifftop setting affording panoramic views out over the Aegean Sea, the hotel is designed solely for ultimate comfort and relaxation, with contemporary and supremely spacious rooms and suites.

Barbaros Bay, 30 minutes transfer from Milas Bodrum International Airport.

There’s a choice of eight bars and restaurants, providing a wealth of culinary experiences for discerning diners, and don’t miss the opportunity to sample the delicious contemporary Turkish cuisine at Olives Restaurant, with its à la carte dishes and airy terrace, or the innovative Pan-Asian experience that awaits at the elegant Saigon Club. The Spa provides two marble Turkish hammams, fullyequipped fitness centre, sauna, steam rooms, indoor pool and whirlpool, where you can relax, workout or be pampered. Days can be spent lazing by the infinity pool, escaping to a private white sand beach or venturing out onto the inviting waters on a windsurfing board or waterskis. Children will enjoy and engage in a variety of exciting crafts and activities at Kempinski Kids Club; such as cooking classes and team games in the gardens.

ACCOMMODATION 173 spacious and contemporary rooms and suites all offering sea views, overlooking the famous Gokova Gulf.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants and bars. Spa, helipad and marine docking, private sandy beach, land and watersports including diving. Kids’ club and pool.

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MARDAN PALACE ANTALYA ANTALYA From its themed rooms with their state of the art facilities, to the extensive grounds reminiscent of old Istanbul with impressive water features and striking statues, this vast resort has a space to suit every guest behind its grand doors. Accommodation is varied to fit the size and needs of your party with guests staying at the resort’s luxury accommodation benefiting from personalised 24-hour butler service. Dining here is a joy, with a choice of ten gourmet restaurants offering delights from around the world, including classic Turkish, Thai and Mediterranean cuisines. During their stay, guests can also enjoy entertainment in the specially designed amphitheatre, or peruse the resort’s luxury boutiques to pick up a few souvenirs. Lazy days can be whiled away by the pool or at one of the superb nearby beaches, or for something a little more energetic, dive into the Swim Reef - a manmade aquatic adventure lagoon where guests may swim, feed and snorkel with indigenous marine life. For complete relaxation, the exceptional spa provides a comprehensive list of wellness treatments including a new concept, Snow Paradise! Younger guests certainly won’t feel left out either with specially designed facilities and club activities for all ages.

LOCATION Lara, 15 minutes transfer from Antalya Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 546 rooms and suites with 10 different room categories, each with different themes. The Grand Hammam Rooms feature a Turkish bath, while the Royal Suites have private swimming pools.

FACILITIES 10 restaurants and 12 bars. Wine cellar, shopping, amphitheatre, tennis and squash courts. Spa including VIP treatment suites, sports facilities and fitness centre. Children’s facilities with extensive child and teenage programmes. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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GLORIA GOLF RESORT BELEK

LOCATION

Located directly on the beachfront amidst pine forests and with a mountainous backdrop providing wonderful vistas of rolling hills, this extensive resort is an excellent choice for your luxury Turkish holiday.

Belek, 35 minutes transfer from Antalya Airport.

There’s a wide range of accommodation, including the Family Suites with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, offering space and privacy. Both adult and children’s swimming pools are located within the beautiful gardens, or guests can head to the beach where there are pavilions for those who prefer a little peace and quiet. Younger guests will love the Aquapark with its eight waterslides, as well as the Gogi Kids’ Club which caters for different age groups. Adults are not forgotten; La Source Spa is an area for peace and relaxation where you can enjoy a collection of body treatments or simply relax at the sauna, Turkish or Finnish baths. The more active can workout at the luxurious Fit Gloria, play tennis or football or enjoy a range of watersports. Meanwhile fans of the fairways can tee off at the largest golf course in Turkey with 45 holes, made up of two 18-hole championship courses and a nine-hole course. A varied selection of restaurants means guests can enjoy a different experience every night of their stay, with a daily themed buffet, elegant Italian dining, fresh seafood, local Turkish specialties and even the Gloria Pub!

ACCOMMODATION 515 rooms, suites and villas; the villas being located in the grounds of the hotel with a twin bedroom, separate bathroom, master en-suite and lounge/diner.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants, 2 snack bars and 6 bars. Adult and children’s outdoor/indoor pools and aquapark with 8 water slides, kids’ club, golf course onsite, tennis court, fitness centre. ‘La Source’ Spa with Turkish and Finnish baths, sauna, private hairdresser and massage rooms.

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GLORIA SERENITY RESORT BELEK Peace reigns over the Gloria Serenity Resort, part of the Gloria Hotels and Resorts in Belek, set within pine forests and beside a private 500 metre stretch of beach. Welcoming couples and families with older children, this is the most luxurious hotel within the resort. Accommodations are stylish and contemporary and range from Superior Rooms to more spacious villas. Restaurants and bars are also varied, from the Route 66 Steak House to French cuisine in Le Jardin au Printemps. Experience calm and pampering at the Serenity Spa & Wellness Centre where rituals from the Far East and Turkey are used. Within the Gloria Hotels and Resorts, there are two 18-hole golf courses and a 9-hole course, as well as the Fit Gloria centre in the Gloria Serenity Resort, with activities such as Pilates, Zumba Fitness, tennis and water gymnastics.

LOCATION Belek, 35 minutes transfer from Antalya Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 369 rooms and suites, including the Serenity Suite with its own sun deck and Jacuzzi.

FACILITIES 8 restaurants and 4 bars. Swimming pool, golf course onsite, tennis court and fitness centre. ‘Serenity’ Spa with Turkish and Finnish baths, sauna, private hairdresser and massage rooms. Nightclub.

HILLSIDE BEACH CLUB FETHIYE Nestled in a picturesque bay, surrounded by tree clad hills on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the welcoming Hillside Beach Club offers a relaxed atmosphere, wealth of facilities and activities for both couples and families alike. There is a variety of sea and land activities, including tennis, archery, Pilates, beach volleyball, waterskiing, wake boarding, scuba diving and speed boat rides to name but a few. The main beach is one of three secluded beaches located in Kalemya Bay, and has been awarded the ‘Blue Flag’. For those seeking a more relaxed holiday, there are quiet adult-only areas scattered throughout the resort including Silent Beach. The Sanda Spa is an oasis for pampering, body treatments and relaxation, while the three restaurants overlook the Mediterranean with a range of international cuisines on offer.

LOCATION Fethiye, 60 minutes transfer from Dalaman Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 330 rooms, including the Superior Rooms with large private terraces, and the Family Rooms, suitable for two adults and two children.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 5 bars. Swimming pool, 3 beaches with 2 private beaches, kids’ club with pool, babysitting service, and children’s activities. Tennis court, watersports, fitness centre, spa with a sauna and Turkish bath. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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D-HOTEL MARIS DATCA PENINSULA

LOCATION

Situated in an idyllic location, high up on the hillside of the magnificent reservation of the Datca Peninsula, where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet, this luxury Leading Hotels of the World hotel caters to the whim of every guest.

Datca Peninsula, 2 hours transfer from Dalaman Airport.

For those seeking a little more activity there is a choice of three US open tennis courts, waterskiing, catamaran sailing, scuba diving or the bodyism Alternatively, pamper and indulge at the opulent spa, designed especially by Espace Vitalite Chenot with private Hammam and individual treatment rooms. Elegant dining in exquisite settings includes a breakfast restaurant and five à la carte restaurants, four of which are on the beach. A new addition, from Capri, is the Michelinstarred Il Riccio offering fine Italian specialties and delicious Mediterranean seafood cuisine in a romantic, beachfront setting. Another highlight is the renowned, London-based restaurant Zuma, which serves contemporary Japanese cuisine in a lounge and bar concept based around the ‘izakaya’ style of shared eating and drinking. Here you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Aegean and islands beyond, and a DJ playing great music to while the evening away. In fact, there are seven bars in all to enjoy at D-Hotel Maris, meaning whatever your mood, you’ll find a setting to suit.

ACCOMMODATION 193 rooms, suites, a Presidential suite and an exclusive villa, each with elegant décor, spacious bathrooms and breathtaking views.

FACILITIES 6 restaurants and 7 bars. 5 natural sanded beaches, indoor swimming pool, vitality swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool. Tennis court, watersports, fitness centre, hairstylist and spa.

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CIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI ISTANBUL The only Ottoman imperial palace and hotel on the Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski was previously a residence of the last Ottoman Sultans and this historic landmark still offers a regal ambience, most pronounced in its Palace Suites. Enjoying an enviable location on the banks of the Bosphorus, this unique hotel has been an Istanbul classic since its opening in 1990. All restaurants have wonderful views; choose to dine at Tugra, where authentic Ottoman cuisine is served, or at Laledan, boasting delicious comfort food and regional specialties. Le Fumoir is a great place to leave the day behind amidst the green garden. Ensure you take an hour or two out at the 24-hour spa, where you can enjoy a range of exclusive treatments, fully-equipped fitness centre, a heated indoor pool, as well as the impressive infinity pool.

LOCATION Istanbul, 45 minutes transfer from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 282 rooms and 20 suites in the hotel section and 11 suites in the historic palace, where guests receive 24-hour butler service.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 2 bars. Heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and saunas, fitness centre and Ciragan Palace Kempinski Spa managed by Sanitas.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, ISTANBUL ISTANBUL At the centre of this colourful Turkish city you’ll find the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul, sympathetically styled in the Ottoman tradition. Whether you’re in the city as a stop-over on a dual-destination trip or looking to explore all that the history and culture of Istanbul has to offer on a minibreak, The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul makes for a convenient, luxurious place to stay. Despite its central location the hotel has a wealth of amenities, including three restaurants and bars, The Ritz-Carlton Spa with indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, authentic Turkish hammam, fitness centre and eight spa treatment rooms. You’ll also discover a wealth of extras synonymous with the Ritz-Carlton name, such as concierge, onsite shops, a barber and shuttle services.

LOCATION Istanbul, 35 minutes transfer from Istanbul Ataturk International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 243 guest rooms including 21 executive suites and 57 club rooms. One of the most exclusive of which is the Ritz-Carlton Suite with Bosphorus view, private Jacuzzi, dining and living rooms.

FACILITIES 1 restaurant, 2 bars, 1 indoor pool, 1 outdoor pool and 3 Jacuzzis. Fitness Centre, spa, authentic Turkish hammam. Wifi. On-site jewellery and gift shops, concierge services. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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SKI Enjoy an unforgettable ski holiday experience in the lap of luxury as our portfolio offers only deluxe chalets and hotels, all located in the most exclusive ski resorts of Europe. Whether you’re looking for a chalet brimming with home comforts and a dash of panache or a hotel with a spa to relax after a hard day on the slopes, we are sure we can help. If you can’t find what you’re looking for simply call one of our Travel Specialists who will be delighted to assist you in finding the perfect holiday, complete with mountain fresh air, gourmet cuisine and of course the best skiing or snow boarding options to suit your needs.

HOTEL If you want more than just a ski holiday, then a luxury hotel, within an exclusive ski resort, could be the perfect solution. They offer the superb location and ski facilities you’d expect from this kind of holiday, but with additional amenities such as a spa, restaurant, bar and dedicated children’s room for time spent away from the pistes. You’ll also have the additional privacy of your own suite, with options for an adjoining room for children, or your own private balcony for enjoying your morning coffee surveying the mountains.

CHALET Whether you’re looking to book a whole chalet for a family or group of friends, or just a room for one or two, this accommodation option can provide a flexible, yet luxurious, base for your ski break. You won’t have to compromise on any of the details you’d demand of a top-class hotel, but with the added convenience of plenty of space to relax après-ski. An upgrade to our Platinum Service in selected chalets ensures your holiday is totally indulgent, with UK airport parking, a private chef and personal menu plan, the services of a host/ hostess, daily cooked breakfast and housekeeping. Unlimited complimentary mini-bar, fresh flowers and Nespresso coffees provide additional extra special touches. Our platinum chalet selection can be found on page 125.

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HOTEL CRISTALLO CORTINA, ITALY This elegant hotel enjoys a stunning position, looking out over the Dolomites and just five minutes drive from the piste and lifts. Traditional, ornamented interiors speak of a sophisticated bygone era, in both classic rooms or grand suites. Wherever you choose to dine, this timeless ambience will follow, whether sampling delicacies at La Veranda del Cristallo or enjoying traditional fare at the welcoming La Stube 1872. At the end of a day’s skiing, relax with live music in the glamorous surrounds of The Monkey Lounge & Wine Bar.

LOCATION Cortina, 2 hours transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport and 2 hours 30 minutes transfer from Bolzano Airport (Milan).

ACCOMMODATION 74 rooms and suites, from rooms with mountain and valley views to two-bedroom Presidential Suites with private spa.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 2 bars. Indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Spa, fitness centre, hammam.

NIRA ALPINA HOTEL ST MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Situated at the upper end of the Engadine valley, the hotel is only 5 kilometres from St Moritz; being the only hotel with ski in, ski out access in the entire ski area. It is joined to the Corvatsch cable car building via a private covered walkway meaning superquick access to the slopes. All of its 70 rooms feature floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views. Little ones are well looked after with their own kids’ room, which is supervised for children over 3 years old.

LOCATION St Moritz, 10 minutes transfer from Samedan Airport, or 2 hours 40 minutes transfer from Zurich Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 70 rooms and suites, including the Alpina Junior Suite with its own living area and large private balcony.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, 1 bar and 1 bakery. Spa with five treatment rooms, steam room, sauna and a whirlpool with an underwater relaxation bed. Gym. Kids’ room.

HOTEL MONJOLA ST ANTON, AUSTRIA Built in 1932, this property has been owned and run by the Nohl family since 1939. Hotel Montjola provides 33 spacious bedrooms spread over seven floors, located on the side of the mountain just above the centre of St Anton. The hotel itself has a plethora of amenities including a lounge and bar with separate games room/library and an impressive relaxation suite with outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room and massage and treatment room; exactly what you’ll require after a day on the slopes.

LOCATION St Anton, 60 minutes transfer from Innsbruck Airport, or 90 minutes from Friedrichshafen Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 33 rooms and suites, including family rooms and 3 and 5-bedroom suites.

FACILITIES 2 restaurants, small lounge and bar. Complimentary use of sauna, steam, and fitness room. Sun terrace. Games room and library.

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CHALETS CHALET DAVOS VAL D’ISÈRE, FRANCE Part of a small private hamlet built on the sun-drenched knoll of Le Cret overlooking Val d’Isère, Chalet Davos offers discerning ski enthusiasts and groups of travellers an enthralling and enchanting holiday option. Chalets are a great option for those in search of a cosy and convenient place to stay and at Chalet Davos you’ll discover the ambiEnce of a typical stone village home with the luxury of having every modern convenience and amenity. Enjoy the views from the outdoor hot tub, or snuggle up in the basement cinema.

SLEEPS 8 1 master bedroom, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms. All with en suite bathrooms.

LOCATION Val d’Isère, 2 hours 15 minutes transfer from Chambery Airport. 2 hours 30 minutes transfer from Grenoble.

CHALET ABODE ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE, FRANCE Located in the unassuming hamlet of Villarabout, Chalet Abode offers a private, tranquil setting and yet is only a four minute chauffeured drive from the centre of charming St Martin de Belleville and the main ski-lift hub. A glorious, spacious conversion, the chalet blends traditional stripped woods and cosy nooks with contemporary amenities and stylish decor. Here you’ll have the service of an experienced host and chef, so you can simply enjoy a fantastic luxury ski experience.

SLEEPS 8 + 2 4 King/Twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, plus an additional bunk bed room, sleeping two, which leads off bedroom one.

LOCATION St Martin de Belleville, 1 hour 45 minutes transfer from Chambery Airport and 1 hour 50 minutes from Grenoble Airport.

CHALET TAIGA MÉRIBEL, FRANCE From its excellent position on a prestigious estate overlooking the picturesque town of Meribel, everything - from shops and restaurants to those all important slopes - is exceptionally close at hand at Chalet Taiga. The lodge itself is enchanting, with classic timber architecture and individually designed interiors in each room. A 10-person cinema with suede lined walls provides state-of-the-art entertainment, while several terraces make the most of the sun and there is an outdoor hot tub and sauna for a touch of après-ski pampering.

SLEEPS 10 3 twin bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms, all with en suite bathroom facilities.

LOCATION Méribel, 1 hour 45 minutes transfer from Chambery Airport and 1 hour 50 minutes from Grenoble Airport.

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CHALET SPA VERBIER, SWITZERLAND Take all the luxury of a five-star hotel, add the warmth and comfort of modern alpine living, mix in incredible, personalised service, and you have Chalet Spa. Sumptuous bedrooms, spacious, well-appointed living space and generous leisure facilities are set over four floors and include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna and massage room. What a way to relax after a day on the slopes of Verbier, only 2 minutes walk from your door!

SLEEPS 11 + 4 1 Super-king with en suite shower, Jacuzzi bath and terrace. 4 King/Twin bedrooms with en suite bath or shower rooms. An additional apartment, sleeping 4, is available at extra cost.

LOCATION Verbier, 45 minutes transfer from Sion Airport, 2 hours transfer from Geneva Airport.

CHALET LE PETIT PALAIS COURCHEVEL 1850, FRANCE Spacious, contemporary and overflowing with luxurious features, this outstanding chalet certainly lives up to its name. With ‘ski in, ski out’ access to the Bellecote piste, the location is as good as it gets too. Wake up to stunning alpine views and return for an après-ski experience like no other. Between the excellent service provided by your dedicated chalet team, palatial indoor swimming pool and spa, and your very own private nightclub and games room, you will certainly feel like royalty at Le Petit Palais.

SLEEPS 12 + 2 1 Master Suite, 1 Guest Suite (with an additional bunk room attached), 4 double bedrooms.

LOCATION Courchevel 1850, 10 minutes transfer from Courchevel Altiport (limited access), 1 hour 45 minutes transfer from Chambery Airport.

ZERMATT PEAK ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND Zermatt Peak is a unique offering in the chic Swiss resort of Zermatt. Appointed in an elegant, Art Deco style with several contemporary flourishes, guests are transported into a world of timeless luxury, with everything one could desire, from an extensive wine cellar to indulgent spa treatments, at their disposal. Bespoke fixtures and fittings and thoughtful touches abound, all adding to the sense the Zermatt Peak really is something special.

SLEEPS 10 1 Master suite, spread over an entire floor, 4 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.3 bedrooms have pull-out beds for children.

LOCATION Zermatt, 90 minutes transfer from Sion Airport.

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HEALTH & WELLBEING Designed to offer you much more than pampering spa treatments while on holiday, the ITC Health and Wellbeing programme was born out of a genuine passion and love of luxury travel and wellbeing experiences. We’ve also responded to the increasing demand from many of our regular clients to provide the very best luxury wellness breaks that allow much needed time out to re-balance, reconnect and recharge. We believe whole-heartedly that a holiday should be a time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, whether that be as part of a wider way of life or as a one-off experience. Yoga-lovers, diet-fanatics or fitness-fans will find the destination and hotel to suit among our wellbeing escapes. While those looking for a few days escape to kick back and relax or for their first experience of this kind of holiday will discover what they’re looking for among our portfolio too. The ITC retreats are less about fads and more about long-term wellbeing, with tried and tested treatments and practices that really work. Our European properties are led by experts in their field, who offer everything from sleep clinics to healthy ageing, macrobiotic dining to sports medicine. Our hope is that your health and wellbeing holiday with the ITC Luxury Travel Group will enhance your healthy lifestyle choices and teach you a few new ones along the way - so you can go forward post-holiday in the best possible way.

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SHA WELLNESS CLINIC SPAIN Set on a Spanish mountainside overlooking the Mediterranean, SHA Wellness is the world’s only modern macrobiotic clinic, where ancient eastern techniques are fused with the latest western medical advances, with the aim being to benefit the health, wellbeing and beauty of every guest who enters through its doors. The SHA diet seeks to introduce into the lifestyle of guests a healthy diet based on local, organic and ecological produce, while the impressive spa features therapeutic pools, Aquarelax private pool, sauna, music therapy installations and some 40 treatment rooms.

LOCATION El Albir, 45 minutes transfer from Alicante Airport and 90 minutes transfer from Valencia Airport. It has its own heliport.

ACCOMMODATION 93 suites, some with a kitchenette or hydro-spa.

FACILITIES Shamadi macrobiotic restaurant. Spa and zen terrace. Aesthetics area for non-invasive skin treatments. Gym. SHA Life Learning Programme for yoga, tai chi, chi-kung, healthy and cooking lessons. A host of classes and treatments including acupuncture and shiatsu.

CHEWTON GLEN HAMPSHIRE With sumptuous rooms, including lavish ‘Treehouses’, an exceptional restaurant and a fantastic location, this beautiful country house hotel embodies the word ‘luxury’. Set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest National Park and just a couple of minutes from the sea, this award-winning spa hotel prides itself on its exceptional hospitality. The jewel in the Chewton Glen crown is the outstanding luxury health spa, which offers a personalised service, holistic lifestyle programmes and indulgent spa experiences.

LOCATION New Milton, Hampshire.

ACCOMMODATION 70 Bedrooms and Suites including 12 treehouse suites.

FACILITIES Restaurant and private dining available, two bars and The Wine Room. Indoor swimming pool, outdoor heated swimming pool. Spa, and gym with daily fitness classes. 9-hole golf course, croquet lawn, 4 tennis courts. (2 indoor) with on-site residential tennis professional.

GRAYSHOTT SPA HOTEL SURREY For 50 years Grayshott has provided a retreat for those looking to de-stress, get fit, recuperate or simply relax and escape the stresses of everyday life. Visits are designed to improve health and wellbeing through a combination of quality of therapies, treatments and spa cuisine. Grayshott’s in-house team of health and fitness experts are on hand to provide support to guests during their stay. Whether you choose a simple spa break, bespoke recovery programme or something between the two, all will take place in a environment of elegance and luxury.

LOCATION Grayshott, Nr Hindhead, Surrey.

ACCOMMODATION 59 rooms and suites, including eight Manor House Suites in the main 19th-century house.

FACILITIES Two restaurants and Bubbles Bar. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Spa with 36 treatment rooms. Cinema, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, gym and weights rooms, 9 hole golf course.

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NORTH AFRICA Of all the exotic destinations within a short flight time of the UK, North Africa is perhaps the most likely to instigate a ‘culture shock’. There really is nowhere quite like it, with a truly intoxicating mix of culture, a fantastic culinary fusion of east meets west, fabulously friendly people and a fascinating history that captivates its visitors. Then add to that mix spectacular shopping at authentic markets and world class hotels with über-luxurious qualities and you have the recipe for a truly special holiday. In Egypt you’ll discover the wonders of the Red Sea, the famous River Nile and the ultimate bucket list experience; the Pyramids. Despite being just a short hop from the UK, Morocco feels a world apart, with bustling souks and the golden dunes of the Sahara. In Tunisia – the smallest country in North Africa – you can visit the natural oases, or relax along the Mediterranean coastline. If this isn’t enough to entice you to the North African region then surely the year-round warm climates will; or the fact that the very small time differences mean you can enjoy your holiday free from jet lag. In researching your trip you’re also likely to find North Africa is as suited to the retiree in search of adventure as it is for the family seeking a place to enjoy some quality time together. Whichever part of the region you visit, the rich tapestry of North Africa is certain to leave you wanting more…

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EGYPT Myth, enchantment and romance are in abundance throughout this land rich in culture and folklore. Think of Egypt and iconic images of the great Pyramids, the Sphinx, ancient Luxor and the Nile immediately come to mind, but this amazing nation offers visitors much more. There are so many experiences to discover, from desert treks into the vast shimmering Sahara to the beautiful beaches of Sharm El Sheikh and sensational scuba diving in Soma Bay. Day trips and safari excursions are within easy access of both these coastal towns. Escape to the sandy interior of this mystical land and explore the desert by jeep or camel!

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT +2 hours Flying Time: 5 hours 25 minutes to Sharm El Sheikh, 5 hours 35 minutes to Hurgarda A choice of airlines from a selection of UK departure points are available.

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EGYPT

Hurghada 2 Soma Bay 3 Luxor

1. Sharm El Sheikh 2. Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh 3. Soma Bay

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT SHARM EL SHEIKH SHARM EL SHEIKH Surrounded by intoxicating desert sands and overlooking the Red Sea, it’s the glorious coastal location that attracts so many people to this resort; not least because it is recognised internationally as one of the world’s best scuba-diving sites. Accommodation is a real celebration of Middle Eastern influences, with a total of 200 beautifully appointed rooms offering levels of comfort that are hard to equal. For the ultimate luxury, opt for one of the three Residential Villas, offering enhanced space and amenities; ideal for friends, families and travelling companions. The tempting cuisine on offer in the resort’s five restaurants ranges from the Arabesque, specialising in Mediterranean and eastern cuisine, to the Italian cookery of Il Frantoio. At the Reef Grill, you can enjoy fresh seafood grilled to perfection, with the Observatory Lounge serving outstanding sushi. The open-air Citadel Lounge and Nafoura Lounge are ideal for enjoying an evening cocktail or moonlit nightcap. The Kids for All Seasons club welcomes and entertains youngsters from 4 to 12 years old. While they’re busy, you might like to try some watersports or sample the comprehensive range of all-natural treatments and massages, as well as the sauna, steam room and relaxation area at the Spa.

LOCATION Sharm El Sheikh, 10 minutes transfer from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 200 guest rooms, suites, residential suites and 3 four-bedroom Residential Villas. All guest rooms and suites feature a private balcony or terrace.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 3 lounges. 4 swimming pools. Spa and wellness centre including a fitness facility, watersports, scuba diving, snorkelling, tennis. Golf nearby. Children’s activities and club. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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HYATT REGENCY, SHARM EL SHEIKH SHARM EL SHEIKH Overlooking Garden Bay, one of Sharm El Sheikh’s best-loved diving sites, this 35-hectare site is embraced by the spectacular land and seascapes of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. A water-lover’s paradise, the resort has its own lazy river, an 82 metre corkscrew waterslide, waterfalls, grottos and a house reef, where guests can snorkel amongst shoals of fish. With a vast range of activities including watersports, eco-tourist trips, an 18-hole golf course, watersports centre, Club Olympus, Oasis Kids’ Club and The Souk, there’s something for everyone. The same is true when it comes to culinary choice, with everything from the Mediterranean delights of Café Fresco, to the gourmet wonders of Thailand in the Sala Thai Restaurant. For that all-important taste of local flavour, The Souk at Hyatt is a real ‘must’.

LOCATION Sharm El Sheikh, 10 minutes transfer from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 14 suites and 4 guest rooms, all with views of the sea or of the lush gardens.

FACILITIES 5 restaurants and 2 bars. 4 swimming pools including 3 cascading pools. Club Olympus Fitness Centre and Spa. PADI diving centre and watersports centre. 4 tennis courts, 2 indoor squash courts and 1 basketball court. Oasis Kids’ Club.

MÖVENPICK RESORT SHARM EL SHEIKH SHARM EL SHEIKH Located in an enviable position high above Naama Bay with five private beaches, each with direct sea access, and looking out towards Mount Sinai itself. All rooms here take in Red Sea views and are appointed elegantly with arabesque style. Four dining options mean you’ll be spoilt for choice, with everything from international buffets to à la carte Indian fare on offer. Horizon Bar is a great spot to watch the sunset with a cool drink in hand, taking in yet another fantastic view. There’s a great variety of activities available, with the Horse Stable on site being a real highlight. Trekking across one of the beautiful beaches on horseback is a memorable experience, as is exploring the Red Sea’s depths at the resort’s dive centre. If that all sounds too energetic, head to the De La Rose Spa for some indulgent pampering.

LOCATION Naama Bay, 10 minutes transfer from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 302 rooms. 183 Classic Rooms, 113 Deluxe Rooms, 2 Junior Suites and 4 luxurious Villas with a variety of bedroom options and private swimming pool.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 4 bars. Swimming pool. Spa, fitness club. Kids' club with playground. Dive centre. Horse riding centre. Watersports centre. 2 tennis courts.

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KEMPINSKI HOTEL SOMA BAY SOMA BAY An enchanting, family-friendly Red Sea coastal resort where the sun shines perpetually, Kempinksi Soma Bay is famed for its impeccable service and world-class facilities, including scuba diving, kitesurfing and a championship golf course. All of the hotel’s four restaurants have a welcoming casual elegance about them and offer mouth-watering cuisine set within a backdrop of breathtaking views of the Red Sea. The waters, sand and climate of Soma Bay are known locally for their rich mineral content and healing properties, which today can be experienced at The Cascades Spa & Thalosso, one of Egypt’s largest and best-equipped Thalassotherapy spas. For extra luxury, Deluxe Suites boast panoramic views and consist of a spacious living room, elegant bedroom and a large marble bathroom. Guests staying in a Deluxe Suite also have access to the exclusive Laguna Club Lounge.

LOCATION Soma Bay, 45 minutes transfer from Hurghada International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 241 rooms with lagoon or sea views, 50 Laguna Club Rooms. 22 Junior Sea View Suites, 10 Deluxe Sea View Suites and 2 Presidential Suites will satisfy those requiring extra space.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 2 bars, plus Laguna Club Lounge. Main swimming pool (heated), family pool, outdoor spa pool, lazy river and 2 children's pools. Spa, fitness centre, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath, 4 tennis courts, 1 squash court. Golf course. Diving centre. Kite House and Cascades Thalasso & Spa are adjacent to the hotel and can be reached by a complimentary shuttle bus.

THE OBEROI SAHL HASHEESH HURGARDA A secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast, this 48-acre, exclusive all-suite resort boasts its own private beach and offers a heady combination of ‘get away from it all’ tranquillity and luxurious living. Dining choices abound, from The Pergola, serving a light menu and cocktails throughout the day, through to the à la carte menu of international cuisine offered at The Restaurant. For eclectic Indian cuisine, choose the delightful cosy ambience of Zaafran. If all that choice sounds like too much to think about then head for the spa, where the healing hands of trained therapists will revitalise your body and spirit, using treatments that draw on aromatherapy and eastern and western techniques, all designed to awaken the senses and restore the natural balance of the body.

LOCATION Hurghada, 20 minutes transfer from Hurghada International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 102 exclusive suites. Grand and Royal Suites have private swimming pools.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Outdoor swimming pool (heated in cooler months). Spa and fitness centre, tennis court, PADI dive centre. ‘Touching Senses’ activity schedule including stargazing, cooking classes, and movie nights on the beach. Children’s activity centre. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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MOROCCO This popular North African destination is as exotic and magical today as it has always been. From the bustle of Marrakech with its labyrinthine alleyways, covered markets and original fortifications, to the romance of coastal city Casablanca and breathtaking beauty of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, it is a land of mystery and dazzling contrasts. Discover the fascinating history of Al Badi Palace, the vitality of Djema el Fna with its musicians, acrobats and snake charmers, or simply people-watch and absorb the combination of influences that are uniquely Moroccan.

GETTING THERE Time Difference: GMT Flying Time: 4 hours 45 minutes to Marrakech British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to Marrakech. Other airlines and UK departure points are also available.

DESTINATIONS 1. Marrakech 2. El Jadida 3. Atlas Mountains

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LA MAMOUNIA MARRAKECH Dubbed ‘the loveliest spot in the world’ by none other than Sir Winston Churchill, this Arabian Nights fantasy is sure to inspire. Built in 1923, for the past 90 years the hotel has emphasised the great traditions of Moroccan hospitality and has attracted royalty, connoisseurs and celebrities to relax in an atmosphere that combines history with enchantment and luxury. The hotel itself is a haven of timeless elegance set within a walled oasis of fragrant orange groves, century-old olive trees and exotic palms in the heart of the ancient quarter of the city. The rooms and suites all have a relaxed ambience and exquisite tranquillity, while the three magnificent Riads exude a discreet decadence, each having its own private terrace and swimming pool. Dining is a real pleasure, with a choice of culinary delights to tempt the taste buds. Guests can also indulge in a range of active sports or be content with nothing more than a few laps of the pool and maybe a pampering treatment courtesy of the exclusive Amala spa, which uses natural and organic products. All of this spaciousness and tranquillity may have you feeling you’re hidden away in some secluded corner of Morocco, yet you’ll find the charm and bustle of Marrakech’s old town on your doorstep, meaning La Mamounia’s location is just as impressive as the hotel itself.

LOCATION Marrakech, 10 minutes transfer from Menara International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 209 rooms, including 71 suites and 3 garden riads.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 5 bars. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Spa including 10 treatment rooms, 3 hammams and relaxation room, fitness pavilion offering Pilates, spinning, yoga and cardio equipment, sauna and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, library, hair salon. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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KASBAH TAMADOT ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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Bought by Sir Richard Branson after he viewed it from the air during one of his ballooning expeditions, this magical walled complex is set at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, with enchanting courtyards, landscaped gardens and breathtaking views.

Asni, 45 minutes transfer from Menara International Airport.

All guest rooms are spacious and welcoming, each being individually decorated and oozing Moroccan style. There are also nine luxury Berber Tents, which effortlessly combine the feel of canvas-topped desert dwelling with true, five-star luxury. Scattered through the grounds, Berber tents are a romantic and secluded choice. For utmost indulgence, though, Master Suite is a stand-alone, miniature replica of the Kasbah itself, luxuriating in 360-degree views of the mountain scenery. Here groups can enjoy three bedrooms and a private terrace complete with pool. Days are spent unwinding in the heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi, trekking in the mountains, enjoying a variety of excursions or being pampered in the spa or hammam. Evenings are the reserve of the Kanoun restaurant, with cuisine that combines local and international flavours expertly, featuring home grown herbs and vegetables from the resort’s gardens. There’s a real sense that you are staying in a Moroccan home rather than a hotel, which is further enhanced by the staff, many of whom come from the local Berber villages.

ACCOMMODATION 28 bedrooms and suites including 10 luxury Berber Tented Suites, all complete with a private deck and sun beds (private hot tub).

FACILITIES Restaurant. Indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool. Library, rooftop terrace, Jacuzzi, spa, gym, tennis courts and cooking classes. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT MARRAKECH MARRAKECH Located adjacent to the Menara Gardens and close to Marrakech’s ancient Medina, Four Seasons offers a fresh perspective: a calming resort with a light Moroccan touch. This urban oasis features an indulgent spa and two separate landscaped pools, one dedicated to adults and one for families. All this is set amid lavish gardens overlooking the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Enjoy fine fare at the delectable restaurants before retiring to the comfort of your spacious accommodation, which is elegantly appointed with soft palettes and contemporary style. A unique Kids’ “Kasbah” and an expansive Teen Centre provide younger guests a casual and fun environment, while adults relish the healing heat of the hammam within the resort’s superb, sunlit spa. Welcoming and uplifting, Four Seasons Resort Marrakech offers both couples and families a stylish retreat within an intriguing city.

LOCATION Marrakech, 15 minutes transfer from Menara International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 141 rooms and suites, elegantly decorated, with Moroccan influences.

FACILITIES 4 restaurants and 2 bars. 2 swimming pools, 1 dedicated for families. Spa set within tranquil gardens, fitness centre, tennis courts, beauty salon. Kids’ club and teen centre. Cultural centre offering daily complimentary workshops.

AMANJENA MARRAKECH This beautiful resort certainly lives up to its name, which means ‘peaceful paradise’. Set within a 60 square metre oasis of palms and olive trees, just outside the walls of the Medina, there’s a sense of isolated luxury here despite an incredible, central location. Days can be spent discovering the delights of the ‘red city’, with a variety of guided excursions available either by foot, bicycle or private car into the medina, the souk and squares, palaces, gardens and craft shops of ancient Marrakech. Of course lazing by the pool or in the sumptuous spa, with its hammams and steam baths are equally popular pursuits. Golfers will love the 27-hole Amelkis Championship golf course that lies immediately alongside the resort. Balmy evenings are spent in the restaurants enjoying the delicious choices of traditional Moroccan, Mediterranean or the subtle delights of Thai cuisine.

LOCATION Marrakech, 20 minutes transfer from Menara International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 39 tastefully furnished Pavilions and Maisons including the 2-bedroom Al-Hamra Maison.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Tennis, spa, library, boutique. Golf available locally. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

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ROYAL PALM MARRAKECH This contemporary, sustainable, Moroccan hotel sits in a 231-hectare estate just 12 kilometres south of Marrakech, featuring 134 suites and villas in a style sympathetic to its surroundings. Located at the heart of Domaine Royal Palm, the hotel’s manicured gardens extend into the surrounding golf course and the Atlas mountain range creates a scenic backdrop for the luxurious accommodation, all of which is spacious and tastefully appointed. For ultimate indulgence during your stay, the palatial Prince Villas are surrounded by a private courtyard and heated outdoor pool set in an enclosed garden, and also enjoy a private hammam and dedicated villa staff. There’s a wealth of ways in which to relax or activities to occupy, with a vast swimming pool, Spa by Clarins, beauty parlour, sports centre, complimentary kids’ club and a babysitting service. Keen golfers will enjoy the Royal Palm Golf Club - an18-hole Par 72 golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson to suit both amateurs and professional golfers. Hotel guests receive preferential booking and green fees. Fine dining is also an attraction of the Royal Palm; three restaurants provide Moroccan and international cuisines, and a late-night bar offers a sophisticated setting for a night cap.

LOCATION Marrakech, 15 minutes transfer from Menara International Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 134 suites and villas.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants and 1 bar. Swimming pool. Boutiques, complimentary Wifi, 24/7 room service, spa, hairdresser and beauty parlour, sports centre, 4 tennis courts. Babysitting service and kids’ club.

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PALAIS NAMASKAR MARRAKECH Set beneath the Atlas Mountains, Palais Namaskar commands superb views and is an oasis of tranquillity. Luxuriate in this stunning location, or get a true taste of Morocco with activities such as camel riding, hot air balloon rides and guided shopping tours. The rooms, suites, villas and palaces here are set amidst waterways which wend their way throughout the resort. Fireplaces, high ceilings, lush greenery and plenty of light form an elegant backdrop for your stay. A gourmet experience is guaranteed here, with the bespoke ‘dine where you like’ service and fine selection of restaurants meaning guests are spoilt for choice. On the menu is a mouth-watering array of fare influenced by French, Asian and Moroccan cuisines. Completing the ultra-luxe picture is an indulgent spa and 320 square-metre swimming pool where you can laze on a day bed and truly ‘get away from it all’.

LOCATION Palmeraie, 30 minutes transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 41 rooms, suites, villas and palaces. Almost all categories offer either a private pool or an outdoor plunge pool and the Palaces offer up to 4 bedrooms.

FACILITIES 3 restaurants, 2 bars. Swimming pool. Spa and fitness centre. Babysitting service. Please visit our website for the latest prices and offers.

MAZAGAN BEACH & GOLF RESORT CASABLANCA Located on a seven kilometre stretch of sandy beach, this delightful resort blends Moroccan tradition with decadent design and impressive contemporary facilities. Here you’ll find luxury boutiques, restaurants, a bustling casino, nightclub and a world-class spa. The 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player is really something special. This championship course is 7,484 yards, making it Morocco’s longest course and the challenging dunes and valleys which feature throughout have been entirely created with sand from the region. Families will love the dedicated staff who cater to children of all ages, from three months to 17 years old! Indulging little VIPs in sporting activities, special events, trips and themed evenings is all part of a busy diary designed to keep kids smiling throughout a luxury family holiday here.

LOCATION El Jadida, 60 minutes transfer from Casablanca Airport.

ACCOMMODATION 500 rooms, suites and villas overlooking the lagoon and offering 180-degree views over the Atlantic Ocean.

FACILITIES Restaurants and bars. Swimming pools. 18-hole golf course. Spa. Casino and night club. Yoga and Pilates classes, watersports centre, tennis, quad biking, horse riding. Kids’ club.

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British Airways is a name that we’re proud to say has been synonymous with our own for 40 years. The partnership between British Airways and the ITC Luxury Travel Group complements perfectly; we’re both British companies with British values, a long-standing heritage, renowned for exceptional service and with a passion for luxury travel and excellence. The relationship we have with the airline means you can book flights with us safe in the knowledge that you’ll be getting the best value, and where possible, those added extras like lounge access that will make your journey all the more enjoyable.

British Airways fly to 32 countries within Europe and North Africa, including Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Cyprus and Morroco. Over the last few years the airline has added new routes to popular holiday destinations including Tenerife and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and more recently Santorini and Mykonos in Greece, plus a new service four times a week from London City Airport to Florence.

Euro Traveller British Airways Euro Traveller is a great value, full-service option offering leather seats with generous leg room and complimentary snacks and beverages on every flight. Included are two pieces of hand luggage and one checked in bag. Children also receive a complimentary activity pack to keep them entertained during the flight.

Club Europe For additional comfort and space on board upgrade to British Airways Club Europe; which offers access to private lounges, dedicated checkin desks, priority boarding and an increased baggage allowance. A fast-track through security is also available at London airports for Club Europe passengers, getting your holiday off to a great start from the moment you arrive at the airport, and continuing until you reach your destination.

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AIRLINES Getting you to your destination and home again, conveniently and efficiently, is part and parcel of the experience. We can make reservations with all major scheduled airlines such as Iberia and Air France, as well as low cost airlines including Monarch and Ryanair. The reason behind why we provide such a variety is to ensure that you get the widest offering of airports and flight times to choose from; so wherever you are in the UK, and wherever you’re travelling to in Europe or North Africa, we’ll do our very best to get the best flights to suit you. Regardless of the price you’ve paid for your flights as part of our bespoke packages we’ll always ensure the smoothest of rides by prebooking your seats and speedy boarding, as standard. For some added luxury to your short-haul flight we can also arrange for lounge access in all major regional airports – to start your holidays in style – as well as VIP airport transfers either end. We can also put your mind at rest that whoever you’re flying with, if you’re booking with us you’ll still be protected by a fully-bonded ATOL tour operator; invaluable in unforeseen circumstances such as volcanic ash clouds! Private jet travel When travelling short-haul, taking a private jet is an exciting option that guarantees both speed and exclusivity, enabling you to make the most of the time you have to spend on holiday. With ‘check-in’ lasting less than 10 minutes, you’ll head directly to your plane with no long queues and no delays! Private jets fly from a great variety of airfields, so are often closer to your home location, and if you’re travelling en masse they may provide more value than you think. Ask one of our Travel Specialists about flying by private jet on your next luxury European holiday. Above all, from initial enquiry until you’re home post-holiday, ITC Luxury Travel’s awardwinning service is still available to you wherever, and however, you travel with us.

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Did you know that our extensive portfolio now includes Western & Oriental, Regent Holidays, Rainbow Tours and Villa Select? We’re delighted to welcome these diverse travel businesses into the ITC family…offering you more choice than ever before!

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PLATINUM, FIVE-STAR LUXURY

INCREDIBLE SPORTING ACTION

With over 40 years’ experience of providing bespoke, luxury holidays to the best hotels and most iconic destinations across the world, a holiday from ITC Luxury Travel goes above and beyond your expectations. We pride ourselves on our industryleading, award-winning service and flexibility that means, when it comes to luxury travel, your wish is our command!

ITC Sports Travel has a long-established reputation for delivering exclusive holidays to prestigious sporting events. Our flagship, hosted tours feature carefully designed itineraries with sporting celebrities, the best available event tickets and much more. Bespoke packages to almost any sporting event worldwide can also be arranged and tailored to your needs.

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TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

ENRICHING, IMMERSIVE ESCAPES

Western & Oriental caters to those who wish to encounter new, interesting angles on some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful places. From the wild horses of the American mid-West to the Caribbean charm of Cuba and Guadeloupe, W&O offers a truly diverse range of holidays and an impressive selection of four-star accommodation across the globe.

Regent Holidays have been offering travel to a wide range of unique and off-the-beaten-track destinations since 1970. So whether you want to journey past deep fjords on an Arctic cruise in Greenland or watch the sun rise over 2,000 temples on a tailor-made tour of Burma, Regent’s Travel Specialists can plan a truly extraordinary holiday to remember!

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UNIQUE, PRIVATE HIDEAWAYS

EXTRAORDINARY, ADVENTUROUS JOURNEYS

Villa Select pride themselves on professional, specialist service from the team in the UK, and overseas resort managers. Providing family villa holidays for over 30 years, and having visited every property they offer, the Villa Select team are ideally placed to advise you on the perfect villa for you.

Rainbow Tours have long been pioneers of responsible travel, and specialise in tailor-made holidays, offering a selection of small group tours to mainland Africa, Madagascar and Latin America. Their well-travelled team can arrange safaris, custommade trips for couples, family holidays, honeymoons and expert-led group tours.

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BOOKING CONDITIONS These Booking Conditions together with the essential information form the basis of your contract with ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited of Concorde House, Canal Street, Chester, UK. CH1 4EJ company registration number 01030986 trading as ITC Luxury Travel (“the Company”, “we”, “us” and “our”). They 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 “holiday”, “booking”, “contract”, “package”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these Booking Conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them as the context requires. Please note that the booking of villas, cruises and yachts are governed by separate Booking Conditions and will be supplied at the time of booking or on request. The Booking Conditions describe your obligations to the Company and the obligations of the Company to you. Please read them carefully. 1. YOUR RESERVATION To make your reservation, please call us and one of our expert Travel Specialists will provide you with first-hand information on your chosen destination. You must then confirm your booking, either: • By telephone - your Travel Specialist will re-iterate all aspects of your itinerary, ask you to provide details* from the passports of each person travelling and confirm that you have read and agreed to our Booking Conditions. You will then be asked for payment of the required deposit or full payment if booking after balance due date. You can pay by cheque, debit/credit/charge**card or by bank transfer (details on request). You will be required to complete our Booking Form and email, fax or post it to us, so that we can check that all of your details and requirements are accurate. Incorrect information supplied will be subject to amendment charges as stated in Clause 6 (1). A contract between us will come into existence when we despatch our confirmation invoice to you to confirm your booking. • By post, fax or e-mail - complete and sign the enclosed Booking Form and send it to us with the appropriate payment. We will send you a confirmation invoice and a contract will exist between us once this has been despatched to you. When you seek to make a booking after balance due date, full payment of your holiday will be required by the quickest method of clearance. The lead passenger name should be the person who has confirmed the booking/signed the Booking Form. We treat the lead passenger as having the authority to book the holiday on behalf of all passengers. • By using our online agreement system, please follow the instructions on the screen and complete the required fields. We would refer you to our Privacy Policy and Terms of use of the site. You will be asked to accept that you have read and agree to these Booking Conditions before submitting your itinerary to us. We will then confirm receipt by email. You will then be asked for payment of the required deposit or full payment if the booking is made after balance due date. Receipt of the applicable payment within the stipulated timescale will bring a contract between us into existence. We will then issue and send you a confirmation invoice. For all bookings where only a deposit is paid at the time of booking, the remaining balance must be received by us eight weeks prior to departure (10 weeks for December departures), unless otherwise stated. Non-payment or late payment of your outstanding balance may result in your booking being treated as cancelled by you, in which case, the cancellation charges set out in Clause 6 will be incurred. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation invoice 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 inaccuracies (for which we are responsible) in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five 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. If you book through one of our authorised travel agents, please note that all monies paid to your travel agent for a holiday which does not include any flights are at all times held by the travel agent on behalf of the Company. For flight inclusive bookings, all monies paid to any authorised travel agent of ours for your holiday with us will be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust subject to the travel agent’s obligation to pay such monies to us in accordance with our trading terms unless we fail. In the unlikely event of our financial failure, all monies then held by the travel agent or subsequently paid by you to the travel agent will be held by the agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation on the agent to pay such monies to us. *Information required prior to flight check-in for some destinations. **Full payment, deposits and balances made with a credit or charge card (Switch and debit cards excluded) will automatically incur an additional 2% charge of the payment. 2. PRICE POLICY We reserve the right to vary the price of unsold arrangements and to correct any errors of which we become aware at any time. Please check the up to date price when booking. You will be advised of the applicable price before your booking is confirmed. A) Price Guarantee - The price of your holiday will be guaranteed and not subject to any surcharge if you pay in full at the time of booking. When full payment is received by ITC Luxury Travel within seven days of the date shown on your confirmation invoice, we will guarantee that the price of your holiday will not change. B) Price Revision - When clause 2A) above does not apply then 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. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. 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 including the cost of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes, embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. 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 insurance premiums and 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 7 “Alterations and Cancellations by the Company”. Although insurance (where purchased through us) does not form part of your contract with us or of any “package”, we will consider an appropriate refund of any insurance premiums you have paid us if you can show you are unable to use/reuse or transfer your policy in the event of cancellation or purchase of an alternative holiday. 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 7 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 the holiday

or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. Please note that arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your holiday due to contractual and other protection in place. 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 within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable during this period either. 3. INSURANCE We believe that it is essential to take out comprehensive travel insurance when you go on holiday and we strongly recommend that to do so is in your interests and those of your family. We also ask that you provide us with the details of your insurer, the policy number and the emergency contact details to assist you in the event of an accident or emergency abroad. It will be necessary for you to comply with the requirements of the policy in the event of a potential claim; e.g. reporting a theft to the local police. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. We do not check alternative insurance policies.

7. ALTERATIONS & CANCELLATIONS BY THE COMPANY Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct any errors in brochures, websites, and other material published by us, both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. We must reserve the right to do so. However, we will not cancel your holiday unless you fail to make full payment on time, we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control we are forced to do so as a result of circumstances outside our control or minimum numbers apply. Certain holidays are subject to minimum numbers - price boxes on the relevant pages will indicate where this is the case. We will advise you at least 61 days before departure where we are unable to operate the holiday because the required minimum number has not been reached. In this case, you will be offered the options shown below. Most changes we have to make are minor. Sometimes, we have to make a ‘significant change’. Significant changes include the following when made before departure: • A change of accommodation to that of a lower price or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away • A change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you are away • A change of departure time of any transport which forms part of your holiday arrangements by more than 12 hours

4. BROCHURE & WEBSITE ACCURACY

• A change of the overall length of the holiday by more than 12 hours

The descriptions in our brochures and on our websites may be prepared many months in advance but is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of printing or publication.

• A change of the UK departure airport to one that is inconvenient for you. If we become aware of a significant change or we have to cancel the booking before departure, you or your travel agent will be notified as soon as is practically possible. You will then be offered the following options of: a) Accepting the changed arrangements as notified to you, or

The availability of services and amenities may be affected by local conditions, such as inclement weather or the season. Suppliers of accommodation, transport and recreational facilities can make changes with no advance notice to us. When we become aware of any significant changes, we will advise you or your travel agent at the time of booking or, if after booking, as soon as possible before departure. The provisions of clause 7 will apply when a significant change is notified after the booking. 5. PROVISION OF TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION The various carriers who provide transport as described in our brochure and on our website have their own terms and conditions. International and sometimes national travel is subject to international conventions and regulations (such as EU regulations). The carriers’ terms and conditions may limit and/or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions or regulations. For more information on these, see Clause 10(ii)f). Air travel is also subject to the operational decisions of air carriers and of airports, which may result in delays, aircraft being diverted or schedule changes over which the Company has no control. The Company can provide you with copies of all relevant conventions, regulations and conditions upon request. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) (including any connecting flight or transfer) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we will 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. Due to the flexible itineraries that we offer, we are not in a position to state these facts in our brochure and on our website. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Due to the nature of the airline business, on rare occasions flight delays regrettably do happen. In such an event, while we will work with the airline to ensure any delay is a short and comfortable as possible, it remains the airlines responsibility to look after you. Depending on the length and cause of the delay, meals and accommodation and/ or compensation may be available. See Airline Delays and Passenger Rights in the general information above. Our brochure and website detail our sole responsibility. They are not published on behalf of and do not commit any independent organisations/carriers whose services are featured in it. 6. ALTERATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS BY YOU (i) Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed booking, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. Whilst we will endeavour to assist, we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet any such requests. Where we can, an amendment fee of £50 per booking, or £100 per booking if the amendment is made within 46 days of departure, will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of holiday dates will normally be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the holiday price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original holiday was calculated has changed. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned 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 £100.00 must be paid before the transfer can be effected. Any overdue balance payment must also be received. For flight inclusive bookings, 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 flight. (ii) Should you or any member of your party need to cancel your holiday, the lead person who made the booking and/or signed the Booking Form must immediately advise us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received by us in writing. As we incur costs from the time we accept your booking the following cancellation charges will be payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total invoice cost payable excluding amendment charges, which are not refundable. Please note that when part cancellations occur, the amount payable by the rest of the party may increase. PERIOD BEFORE DEPARTURE CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON OVER 45 DAYS LOSS OF DEPOSIT*** 33 - 45 DAYS 40% OF HOLIDAY PRICE 15 - 32 DAYS 60% OF HOLIDAY PRICE 1 - 14 DAYS 100% OF HOLIDAY PRICE DEPARTURE DATE 100% OF HOLIDAY PRICE AND THEREAFTER *** Bookings on some airlines and hotels during the peak season will have varying cancellation charges and, therefore, the fees shown above will not apply. The charges will be calculated and advised to you at the time of cancellation.

b) Purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper, or c) Cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. In addition, if we have to cancel or make a significant change after the date you are obliged to pay the balance of your holiday cost, we will pay you reasonable compensation subject to evidence of provable loss/losses if appropriate, subject to the following exceptions: Compensation will not be payable and no liability, beyond offering the above mentioned choices where applicable, can be accepted where (1) we are forced to cancel or make a change 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 or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate the holiday has not been reached (see above). 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 where a change is a minor one. A minor change is any change which is not significant. For touring holidays, it may be necessary to make changes to the accommodation, routing or order of the itinerary. Unless the holiday is significantly altered as a result, any such change will not be treated as a significant change. Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see Clause 8) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. EVENT CANCELLATION: Occasionally, advertised events are cancelled by the organisers and often at short notice. Such cancellation will not constitute a significant change to, or the cancellation of, your holiday arrangements even though we have pre-booked tickets for you. 8. FORCE MAJEURE Except where otherwise expressly stated in these Booking Conditions, we regret we cannot accept any 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 that we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include but are not limited to (and whether actual or threatened) war, riot, civil disobedience or strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, adverse flooding, fire, unavoidable technical problems with transport and all similar events outside our control. Advice from the Foreign Office against all travel or all but essential travel to a particular country or area will generally be regarded as ‘force majeure’. FCO travel advice appears on their website. www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo which you are recommended to consult before booking and in good time before departure. 9. SPECIAL REQUESTS Any special request must be advised in writing well in advance of departure if it was not already stated on your original booking form or at the time of booking. We will make every reasonable effort to make the arrangements. We do not however, have any legal liability to you in the event that we or a third party is unable to comply with your special requests. 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. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. You will not be entitled to cancel (without paying our normal cancellation charges) if we are unable to comply with your special request. We regret that we cannot accept any conditional booking (i.e.any booking that is specified to be conditional upon the fulfilment of a particular request).


10. LIABILITY (i) You to the Company: (a) It is your responsibility to arrive at places stated at the correct times and to reconfirm your return flight and departure times. The Company has no liability whatsoever to you for your failure to do so. (b) You must act and behave in a reasonable and responsible manner toward any other person you meet in the course of your travel arrangements. 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 holiday of the person(s) concerned. In this situation, the person(s) concerned will be required to leave the accommodation or other service. 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 accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you. 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. (ii) The Company to You:

for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request. g) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) 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 (2) 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 business losses. 11. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 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, controlled nor endorsed 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. We cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions and the acceptance of liability contained in Clause 10(ii)a) will not apply to them. We do not however exclude liability for the negligence of ourselves or our employees resulting in your death or personal injury. We cannot guarantee accuracy at all times of information given in relation to such activities or excursions or about the area you are visiting generally or that any particular excursion or activity which does not form part of our contract will take place as these services are not under our control.

a) We promise to make sure that the holiday 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 holiday 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 holiday 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).

12. DATA PROTECTION

b) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), 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 holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or ‘force majeure’ as defined in clause 8 above

Your personal data may be stored, used and otherwise processed within the UK and/or any other country/ies of the European Economic Area (EEA). EEA countries are all member states of the European Union together with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. We may also store, use or otherwise process personal data outside the EEA. Data protection laws may not be as strong outside the EEA as they are in the EEA. .Personal data will not be transferred to a country outside the EEA unless (1) the country to which it is transferred is one which the European Commission considers to provide an adequate level of data protection or (2) the personal data is transferred to a United States company which has signed up to the Safe Harbour scheme or (3) the personal data is transferred to a company which is required by our contract with them only to deal with the data in accordance with our instructions and to maintain appropriate security to protect the personal data which we are satisfied they have or (4) We are obliged to provide the personal data to a government / public authority in order to provide your holiday. We will not, however, pass any information onto any person who is not responsible for part of your travel arrangements or as we are legally obliged to do.

c) 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 hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase in resort. Please also see Clause 11. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material 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.

In order to process your booking and to ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements, we *(and your travel agent) need to use the information you provide such as name, address, personal information including any special needs/dietary requirements, etc. We take appropriate technical and organisational measures which are intended to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data. We are required to pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, hotels and transport companies. The information may be required by and provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs, border control and immigration if required by them, or as required by law.

d) 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 holiday in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 10(ii)a). We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care.

This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/ religious requirements. If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, (whether in the EEA or not), we cannot confirm your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons. If you have booked using our online system, please ensure that you have read our Privacy Policy.

e) As set out in these booking conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. 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 £250 per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under Clause 10(ii) f) below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under Clause 10(ii)f) below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday.

13. COMPLAINTS AND ABTA ARBITRATION

f) 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 EU 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 un-amended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol with effect from 31st December 2012) and 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

*Please note that where information is also held by your travel agent, this is subject to their own data protection policy. Your data controller is ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited. You are generally entitled to ask us (by letter or e-mail) what details of yours are being held or processed, for what purpose and to whom they may be or have been disclosed. We will charge a fee to respond to such a request. We promise to respond to your request within 40 days of receiving your written request and fee. In certain limited circumstances we are entitled to refuse your request. If you believe that any of your personal data which we are processing is inaccurate or incorrect please contact us immediately by email communications@itc-uk.com. Whilst we aim to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly, there may be times when it does not. Please follow the complaints procedure below to minimise inconvenience to all parties: 1. Any complaint should be reported immediately and directly to the supplier and, as soon as possible, to our local representative (where applicable). If you fail to follow this simple procedure, your right to claim compensation may be affected, as we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem. 2. In the unlikely event that neither our representative nor our supplier is able to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction, please telephone, fax or e-mail the details of your complaint during your holiday to ITC Luxury Travel Group in Chester on Tel +44(0)1244 355 400, Fax +44(0)1244 355 419, E-mail Concierge@ itc-uk.com. Any costs incurred in doing so will be fully refunded. 3. Once in receipt of a complaint, we will react swiftly to resolve the matter. Our aim is to rectify any shortcomings immediately, so that you can fully enjoy the remainder of your holiday. If you still have cause for complaint on your return to the UK, you are required to seek satisfaction by writing to the Company within 28 days of the end of your holiday and providing full details of the holiday and the reason for dissatisfaction. We regret that we cannot accept liability in relation to any complaint or claim which is not notified entirely in accordance with this clause. Disputes arising out of, or in connection with your booking which cannot be amicably settled may be referred to arbitration if you so wish under a special scheme arranged by ABTA Ltd and administered independently. 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). The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your application for arbitration

and other required documents must be received by ABTA within 18 months of your return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the scheme may still be available if we agree, although the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA mediation procedure and we have the option to agree to this. Where we act as agent, please bear in mind that your contract is with the supplier of the arrangements concerned. Unless the supplier is also a member of ABTA, only disputes relating to our actions as agent can be dealt with by the arbitration scheme or mediation procedure and not complaints about the arrangements themselves or the acts / omissions of the plier. 14. FINANCIAL PROTECTION We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 2786). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday* from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. *The flights and flight- inclusive holidays we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. We are also a member of ABTA (ABTA number V2359). If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday by ensuring you receive a refund or, if your arrangements include return travel to the UK (other than flights) you are returned to the UK in the event that your holiday cannot be provided as a result of our insolvency. Please go to www.abta.com for a copy of the guide to ABTA’s scheme of Financial Protection. 15. LAW AND JURISDICTION 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 (“claim”) except as set out below. We both also agree that any claim must be dealt with by the ABTA arbitration scheme referred to above or 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 claim governed by the law of Scotland/Northern Ireland as applicable (but if you do not so choose, English law will apply). VILLAS/CRUISES/SPORTS TOURS 1. Damage and security deposits Villa and apartment complexes require you to prepay a security deposit for the sole purpose of insuring the owner against any breakages, accidental damage or such caused by your negligence, losses, extra cleaning or outstanding accounts which you may have incurred during your stay. If damage exceeds the maximum applicable amount, you will be responsible for the full cost. The amount will be confirmed to you at time of booking and refunded post your holiday once the villa management agency has inspected the villa on the day of your departure. The inspection where possible will be conducted before you vacate the property so that reimbursement can be approved immediately or any remedial action mutually agreed. However, if this is not practical due to early/late departures the inspection will be conducted on the day of departure and reimbursement made no later than 3 weeks after departure. If you discover any problems or breakages on arrival please report them immediately to avoid any misunderstanding once your rental period has ended. 2. Suppliers’ Conditions Many of our third party suppliers have their own terms and booking conditions and you will be bound by these as they apply to your contract with us as far as the supplier is concerned. Our supplier’s conditions will also apply to your contract with us, and in the event of any conflict between the supplier’s conditions and our conditions, the supplier’s conditions will prevail, unless any term in the supplier’s conditions is deemed to be invalid or unenforceable, in which case our conditions will prevail. Some of our suppliers’ conditions may limit or exclude liability on the part of the relevant supplier and, by virtue of their application to your contract with us, may also limit or exclude our liability to you, and they are often subject to international conventions. Where relevant, copies of such conditions may be available for inspection at the office of the relevant supplier


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

We fully recognise that the choices you can make concerning your chosen accommodation, the destinations you wish to visit and your airline carrier are vast. Our specialist team is able to provide helpful information including flight details, car hire and basic costs for all accommodation. Once you have decided on a preferred itinerary, simply contact one of our Travel Specialists for advice and a full holiday recommendation by telephoning the number shown in the brochure or on our website. As we have first hand intimate knowledge of the destinations we feature, we will of course be pleased to discuss and advise you on the most appropriate holiday that meets your requirements. As there are many holiday choices available to you please call for a personalised quote. Our Travel Specialists will confirm the price of your specific holiday requirements at the time of booking. As our brochure is prepared many months before the start of the holiday season, any prices and added value offers are subject to availability at the time of booking. Any prices shown are for guidance only and we therefore recommend strongly that you contact us to obtain the most up-to-date holiday price. WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES 1. Air travel as booked and detailed in our confirmation of your booking 2. Accommodation as booked and detailed in our confirmation of your booking. 3. Meals, as shown in the hotel description and on your confirmation. “Breakfast” usually means continental breakfast, unless stated otherwise. “Half board” is breakfast and evening meal, which is generally with a restricted choice of menu or restaurant. “Full board” is breakfast, lunch and dinner. “All-inclusive” is breakfast, lunch, and dinner with house wine, snacks, unlimited bar drinks (excluding champagne and some premium brands) served by the glass. 4. Return transfers from airport to hotel/resort unless stated at the time of booking. At destinations where transfers are provided by the hotel, you may be transferred along with other hotel guests arriving on the same flight. 5. Services of an ITC Luxury Travel representative in most of our featured destinations. 6. Mandatory hotel taxes and service charges. 7. United Kingdom departure tax and passenger service charge (for all international departures). Children under 2 years of age, who have not been allocated seats, are exempt from this tax. 8. Luggage allowance as determined by the carrier, the amount will be detailed in the travel documents. 9. British citizens’ visas for entry into Egypt. 10. Special offers that are available at the time of booking. WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY PRICE EXCLUDES 1. Some overseas airport departure taxes (generally £15 - £30 per person, per island/country, payable locally In the local currency or US$). Also cruising tax (as applicable) between US$2 and US$4 per person, per day is payable locally.

tickets with the travel documents but you will be issued with a letter of confirmation of the flight booking which should be handed in at the check-in desk. 5. Certain airlines operate an on-line check-in prior to departure. If you wish to utilise this method we cannot be responsible for any errors or changes in seating arrangements. Please check your invoice, tickets and all other documentation carefully as soon as you receive them. Contact us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect or missing as it may not be possible to make changes later. ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION AND APIS UK and overseas governments require all passengers travelling by air to provide certain personal information known as Advance Passenger Information or API this means your passport/ identity card details and in some instances, your contact and other information, are provided to the authorities before you travel. Some governments also require airlines to provide them with direct access to airline passenger bookings, which may contain other passenger data. It is important that the information provided is accurate so you pass through Immigration on arrival without delay. You must provide this information when requested to do so which may be in advance of travel. PASSPORT & VISAS Each passenger including children are required to hold their own full and valid passport for visits to all the destinations that we feature. Most non-EU countries require that passports are valid for at least six months after the departure from their country. Please visit www.fco.gov.uk/travel for the individual country‘s passport and visa requirements for British citizens with a British passport or contact us for further details. A full British passport presently takes approximately 2 to 6 weeks to obtain or renew. 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. The UK 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. All information we provide in respect of visa or passport requirements is given in good faith and as known at the time it is provided. However, requirements may change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. For countries requiring visas, there should be at least one blank page in the passport to facilitate the visa stamp. Please note that some countries may require two blank pages for entry and departure visas. If you, or any member of your party, do not hold a British citizen’s passport and/or do not reside in the UK, you must check the entry requirements with the embassy of the country/ies you will be visiting. Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country.

2. Travel Insurance, which you must have in force prior to your departure

Subject to compliance with the applicable conditions, we can issue an electronic travel authority for entry to Australia (ETA). Please advise us at the time of booking if you require assistance.

3. Charges made by the hotel in respect of infant’s requirements and baby sitting.

Travel to and via the USA

4. The services of ITC Luxury Travel’ representatives at the destinations where there are no local representatives.

Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) and Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)

5. Items of a personal nature - drinks, laundry, room service, telephone calls, etc. and any tax payable on these.

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 citizens residing in the UK will qualify for the VWP (which covers visits of up to 90 days) 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 authorization 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. There is currently a US$14 per person fee payable when you apply for your authorisation to travel. The ESTA is valid for two years and can be applied for at any time. It is very important that you complete your ESTA application using the exact address as displayed on the documentation you receive. If you have booked a flight only or the address of your accommodation is confirmed on arrival, please use the address as stated on your holiday invoice/ tickets. It’s recommended that the ESTA is applied for as soon as you have booked your holiday.

6. Visa and passport charges. 7. Cost of inoculations or other medical requirements of the country of your destination or compulsory or non compulsory medication. 8. Gratuities where service charges are not mandatory. 9. Any applicable surcharges - see Price Policy (Clause 2 of our Booking Conditions). 10. 2% charge for payments made by credit or charge card. 11. Tourist Tax in some destinations. 12. Excess baggage charges on aircraft and ground transport. 13. Local charges. 14. Charges for equipment for leisure activities or for excursions. 15. Excess fuel surcharges. 16. Any items not expressly included in the cost of your holiday. TICKETS AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION Approximately 14 days prior to departure, providing we have received full payment, you will be sent your travel documentation. Remember that you must check-in at least 2 to 3 hours before take-off for most flights (depending on the airline). Please also ensure to check the correct airport terminal for departure. As the airline allocates seats on a first-come first served basis, we advise you to check-in as early as possible so that, if you are travelling in a party, you are less likely to be separated. Please check your flight times carefully on your ticket as these are subject to change and may well vary from those on your confirmation invoice. Should you fail to check-in on time and you miss your flight, we do not have any liability to you. Please note: 1. All tickets issued in conjunction with our holiday packages are non-changeable and non-refundable. For restrictions on pre-seating requests, please see ‘preseating on aircraft’. 2. Special meal requirements must be made at the time of booking 3. Full details of any disability or medical condition which may affect your holiday arrangements and any related special requirements must be disclosed to the Travel Specialist at the time of booking. These details must be confirmed in writing. We will endeavour to accommodate any special requirements, with the airline and service providers. 4. Tickets (a) if paper tickets are issued these will need to be taken to the airport of departure and handed in at the check-in desk. (b) if the airline operates an e ticket system you will not be issued with paper

Important note; Not all British visitors to the USA will qualify for the Visa Waiver Program. You will 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.usembassy.org.uk or contact them on 020 7499 9000 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. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS You must ensure you are aware of and comply with any health requirements, recommendations and precautions such as vaccinations for every country you are visiting. For the latest information please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or www.travelhealthpro.org.uk/country-information and search for the country which you are travelling to, for the latest health requirements. For travel to Europe, we strongly recommend that you obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for which you can apply for free of charge online at www.nhs.uk/ehic and read details of the cover provided by an EHIC. Please note that the EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance and may not cover the total cost of health cover. It does not cover the cost of repatriation to the UK if required for medical reasons. You must have adequate insurance cover for all medical costs which will not be covered by the EHIC or you will be personally responsible for payment of these to the hospital/ medical practitioner. Payment may be required at the time of departure from the hospital or at the time of receiving treatment. If you have a pre-existing or current medical condition of any kind or if you are pregnant, then you must get clearance to travel from your own doctor. Please also check the

terms of your travel insurance policy. Pregnant ladies are not accepted by most airlines after 28 weeks of pregnancy. IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to ensure that you hold the correct, valid documents for the country/ies you are visiting and have obtained and have proof of any compulsory vaccinations. You should also carry written confirmation of any medication Requirements you may have. Further, we cannot accept responsibility if you are refused passage on any airline or other transport or entry into any country due to the failure on your part to carry the correct documentation. If failure to do so results in fines, surcharges, claims, financial demands or other financial penalties, costs or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for indemnifying and reimbursing us accordingly. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE Allowances vary according to the carrier, destination, route and the class of travel booked. You will be advised of the specific allowances and restrictions with your travel documentation. Should you require these at the time of booking, please ask your Travel Specialist. Please note: 1. Many airlines restrict the weight, size, dimensions and contents of hand luggage. For further details please check with the airline you are flying with. 2. The airline may impose a charge payable by you at the check-in or refuse to allow the luggage to be checked-in until the weight and dimensions are within the prescribed limits if your luggage is over the prescribed allowance. We will not be responsible for any such charges or be liable for the cost of any items which you are unable to check-in and are left at the airport. 3. There are restrictions on the contents of hand luggage to be taken on board an aircraft. You are advised to visit www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions to check the applicable requirements or restrictions before departure. AIRLINE DELAYS & PASSENGER RIGHTS 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. Full details of these rights are posted at EU airports and are also available from airlines/ airline websites or visit www.caa.co.uk. Please note that any compensation or other payment due to you is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund from us. 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. 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 may complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on 020 7453 6888 or by e-mail to passenger complaints@caa.co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk - Referring Your Complaint to the CAA . Please check your travel insurance policy for compensation following airline delays. Where long flight delays result in lost holiday time, refunds are not given by suppliers for unused accommodation as rooms are held for delayed arrivals and are not re-let. Please also note that an airline carrier may, if circumstances so require, divert, postpone or delay any flight, or alter the airport of departure or arrival and may, without notice, substitute alternative carriers or aircraft. 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 our brochure, on our website and/or 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 known flight times will be those shown on your tickets or confirmation of the flight booking, which will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure. You must, accordingly, check your tickets very carefully immediately upon receipt to ensure that you have the correct flight times. It is possible that the flight times may be changed even after tickets have been despatched; we will contact you as soon as possible if this happens. BANNED AIR CARRIERS In accordance with EU Regulation No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community list” which contains details of air carriers who 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 actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual 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 the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we will 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. 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 7 of our Booking Conditions “Alterations and cancellations by the Company” will apply. NON PACKAGES Some of the holiday arrangements we sell are not “packages” in accordance with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. For these arrangements, the acceptance of liability set out in Clause 10(ii)a) of our Booking Conditions will not apply. Instead, we will use reasonable skill and care in the performance of any services which we or any of employees provide subject to and in accordance with the other terms of the Booking Conditions. For services which are provided by third parties such as hoteliers and transport companies, we will use our reasonable skill and care in selecting reputable suppliers.


SPECIAL REQUESTS

ACCOMMODATION CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

ABTA - The Travel Association

Any special request must be advised in writing well in advance of departure if it was not already stated on your original booking form or at the time of booking. We will make every reasonable effort to make the arrangements.

The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday but this can vary between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Therefore, if you check-in immediately 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 12:00 noon prior to leaving for the airport. Day rooms are subject to availability and cost and can be arranged locally with the accommodation management. In order to guarantee an early check-in or a late check-out, the pre-payment of an extra night’s accommodation will be necessary. Please check at the time of booking.

ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited is a member of ABTA membership number V2359. 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 arbitrations scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. Tel: 020 3117 0500 or visit www.abta.com.

We do not however, have any legal liability to you in the event that we or a third party is unable to comply with your special requests. 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. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you. You will not be entitled to cancel (without paying our normal cancellation charges) if we are unable to comply with your special request. We regret that we cannot accept any conditional booking (i.e. any booking that is specified to be conditional upon the fulfilment of a particular request).

Guests may be asked to present a credit card or a substantial cash deposit upon check-in to guarantee payment of extras/incidentals. The use of room safes is recommended and items of value should be deposited with the hotel. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION CATEGORIES

PRE-SEATING ON AIRCRAFT

Throughout our featured destinations, there are no official hotel ratings. Room and suite category descriptions which are referred to throughout the brochure are set by each individual hotel - the terminology is not our own.

Pre-seating can be arranged on most international carriers. However, the seating available will be limited and once this limit is reached, airlines will only allocate seats at check-in and this cannot be overridden. Pre-assigned seats cannot be guaranteed as airlines do not undertake to provide any particular seat in the aircraft. Therefore, you agree to accept any seat that may be allocated on the flight in the class for which the ticket has been issued.

Therefore, you will find that some accommodation categories and their respective prices will be determined purely by location (the proximity to the beach for example) and some by the décor of the accommodation itself. Others will be a combination of the two. When we use the term ‘Ocean View’, it means just that - that the sea can be seen from the room, patio or balcony, but please note that sometimes, the view may be partial or at an oblique angle.

Certain airlines now operate a voluntary online system to book your seats in advance, please see your travel documentation to see if this is available. Depending on your airline, you may be able to check-in online in advance.

BEACHES

Please note: 1. Bassinettes for babies must be booked at the time of booking and are on a first come first served basis. Due to airline availability bassinettes cannot be guaranteed. 2. If you have any special seating, dietary or other requirements as a result of any disability, reduced mobility or medical condition, please advise us at the time of booking or as soon as you are able if you are not in a position to do so when booking. We will pass such information to the airline concerned but cannot guarantee that they will be met.

Please note that all beaches at the accommodation/ resorts featured are open to the public unless specifically stated otherwise. Minimum clothing restrictions may operate on beaches in certain countries. We cannot guarantee beaches in every country will be manned with lifeguards or provide flags for information on currents and conditions unfavourable or favourable for safe swimming or Watersports. You must satisfy yourself that conditions are safe for swimming before doing so. BUILDING WORKS

Please note that on aircrafts used for flights between islands extra luggage restrictions will apply. We will try and ensure that special requirements relating to disability or mobility needs can be accommodated but this cannot be guaranteed.

We strive to ensure that your accommodation will not be in an area of construction and that your accommodation will not be undergoing substantial refurbishment which may cause you inconvenience. We have no control over building works our hoteliers are carrying out or building works which are being carried out in the immediate locality of your accommodation. If it comes to our attention that building works are being carried out which will or may have a material effect on your holiday we will notify you as soon as we become or are made aware of the nature of the works and whether the works will or will not cause you undue inconvenience.

SAFETY OVERSEAS

TAXES

Safety standards and rules are set by each country. These may not be equivalent to those of the UK and, in some cases, could be lower. This includes activities, public transport, taxis, theme parks and other recreational facilities.

We will advise at the time of booking and with the travel documentation when, and if, any local taxes are payable in respect of the arrangements you have booked with us.

Many hotels do not have lifeguards on duty at the swimming pool and some may have signs indicating that swimming is at your own risk. Please act responsibly, particularly with children, as the depth and design of hotel pools vary. We suggest that, in all cases, you familiarize yourself with each pool, particularly prior to diving or allowing any children travelling with you to swim.

FACILITIES IN HIGH/LOW SEASONS

INTER-ISLAND & OVERSEAS INTERNAL FLIGHTS

When properties provide cots for infants, you must check you are happy with the standard and safety prior to use. Caution should be exercised with regard to some room facilities (such as tea and coffee making machines, Jacuzzi baths, etc). Parents should ensure that the standards for childcare and the facilities of the children’s clubs meet their requirements. Further information is available on request. WEATHER & PUBLIC UTILITIES Public utilities and continuity of services, such as water and electricity should not be taken for granted at your destination. On tropical islands and in less developed countries, there may be interruptions to the supply. Occasionally in the tropics, severe storms and cyclones do occur. Generally, the “hurricane season” in the Caribbean, North and Central America is from June to November and in the southern hemisphere, cyclones can occur between December and April although this varies between regions and areas. It is advisable to check, prior to departure, for any unusual weather that may affect the enjoyment of your holiday. Further information is available at www.metoffice.gov.uk. CUSTOMERS WITH ANY DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION OR REDUCED MOBILITY If any member of your party has any medical condition, disability or reduced mobility which may affect your holiday or any special requirements as a result (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 the 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 your condition, disability or mobility occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any such condition, disability or reduced mobility which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but we will do our best to cater for any special requirements you may have. We will make every effort to recommend the most suitable holiday for you as we do have a specialist department who will be able to provide information to you. For further information, call us to discuss your holiday requirements. Within the EU, airlines will facilitate access to air transport for disabled persons and persons of reduced mobility and ensure they receive assistance when travelling by air in accordance with EC Regulation 1107/2006. This also applies to passengers departing from an airport situated outside the EU to an airport situated within the EU if the air carrier is an EU Community Air Carrier. Due to the nature of some of our hotels/destinations, many may lack the simplest facilities, such as ramps for wheelchairs and door access. This may apply to shops, restaurants public transport and recreational facilities.

In low seasons and periods of low occupancy, a few facilities at some hotels/ resorts may close. For example, a pool may be closed for maintenance or a restaurant for refurbishment. We will advise you of any changes to the availability of the facilities and of any work taking place known to us at the time of booking or as soon as we have been informed. NATIONAL AND SPECIAL RELIGIOUS PERIODS There may be restricted facilities e.g. restaurant / shop opening times, availability of public transport, recreational facilities etc, during national holidays and/or religious periods or festivals. Ramadan is observed in Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Malaysia, The Maldives, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Morocco. It is observed in the ninth month of the Muslim Calendar, the exact dates are determined by the lunar cycle. During this period, there are restrictions with regard to eating, drinking and smoking in public during daylight hours. CAR HIRE ITC Luxury Travel only deal with reputable car hire companies and, in the high season in particular, we strongly recommend that you pre-book your hire car to guarantee availability. Hirers must normally be 23 years of age or over (minimum of 25 years for prestige cars) and hold a FULL and VALID British driving licence, which must be carried at all times. Local licences (if applicable) are obtainable from the hirer or main police stations upon presentation of a British driving licence and must be paid for locally, together with petrol and optional extra insurance. When collecting your hired car, you will be asked to sign the hire car company’s standard hire agreement. This agreement is likely to contain provisions that limit or exclude the hire car company’s liability to you in certain situations. Please read the agreement carefully and ensure that you have adequate insurance cover. In some countries compulsory collision damage waiver is required. A credit card will be required as a deposit against fuel, insurance waiver, additional child/baby seats or other costs. For infants, front airbags may not be disconnected in certain vehicles, please check with the hirer. You are advised to take out additional insurance if voluntary such as collision damage waiver or equivalent for the country of your destination. AIRPORT TRANSFERS We will provide private vehicle transfers where possible. However, when a hotel provides transfers these may, on some occasions, be by coach or shared minibus, or by motor launch as appropriate. Please note that excess luggage will necessitate the need to supply an extra vehicle, which will incur an added charge. If you are travelling with luggage in excess of your airline allowance, please advise us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Where helicopter transfers are available, your luggage may need to be transported by road and for return flights, your luggage may have to be collected from your accommodation early in the morning. Helicopter transfers are not generally available after dark. TRAVEL ADVICE The Foreign & Commonwealth Office produces up-to-date travel information to help British travellers make informed decisions about travelling abroad. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo.

FINANCIAL SECURITY PROVISION All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay, you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ ATOLcertificate. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. If we fail, any money held at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted from you by him, is and continues to be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us.


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