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Western & Oriental - Kids Beyond the Med

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Your water babies can hone their skills on a stay here, with swimming and surf safety lessons available on request.

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HYATT REGENCY DANANG RESORT AND SPA Vietnam With a stunning location on 600 metres of beachfront, the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is a great family-friendly option for your stay on the central coast of Vietnam. The hotel is only twenty minutes transfer from Danang International Airport too, another plus after a long flight with children. From chic Standard Rooms to spacious 3 Bedroom Ocean Villas, there are accommodation options to suit families of all shapes and sizes. Within the resort there are a host of amenities that little ones will love; the waterslide in the main pool and the rock climbing wall for starters! At Camp Hyatt, 3 to 12-year-olds are treated to face-painting, cookery lessons, arts and crafts and more. They can also take a dip in their very own garden pool, all under the supervision of trained staff. If you’re at a loose end whilst they’re having all that fun, we recommend a trip to VIE Spa, where you’ll find treatments that draw on local ingredients and traditions and promise to ease you into the holiday spirit.

Family Offer Complimentary daily activities for children aged 7 years old and above including: Climbing wall, yoga, volleyball, beach soccer, plus swimming lessons and kite flying lessons

For dinner, there are a pleasing range of options, from Vietnamese-style family dining to Italian buffets. Plus Baguette, the resort’s own bakery, sells fresh bread and pastries throughout the day; perfect for snack time. This hotel is ideally placed to take in Vietnamese culture, too. The nearby Cham Museum houses an extensive collection of centuries old art and architecture. Or why not visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son Sanctuary, and explore the Hindu and Cambodian ruins there?

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Welcome to Kids Beyond the Med, a short brochure designed to give you a flavour of the kinds of luxury family holidays and amazing experiences we can offer you worldwide. Accompanying our Europe-focused family brochure, Kids in the Med, this offering combines the portfolios of sister companies Western & Oriental and ITC Luxury Travel, to create a handpicked selection of the finest family-friendly hotels, resorts and retreats around the world. I’m proud that within these pages there is true diversity of destinations, accommodation and experiences, meaning whatever your family’s interests, there’s sure to be something to excite you. As CEO of the ITC Luxury Travel Group and a mother of two young children, I know that parenthood doesn’t have to stop you seeing the world; but it does require a bit more travel planning! I am passionate about providing you with all the advice and support you need, both during and after your booking and throughout your holiday experience, in order to provide your family with the special, stress-free holiday you all deserve. We know it’s those little extras that make a big difference. That might mean anything from preordering your nappies or pushchair to arranging for sailing lessons for your teenager; we can do all of these and everything in between. But your holiday doesn’t start when you arrive at your destination; we want you to relax as soon as you shut the front door, meaning we’ll do all we can to ensure that your flights and transfers, however long, run as smoothly as possible! All of the properties featured in Kids Beyond the Med meet our exacting standards as luxury tour operators, meaning you’ll never need have to compromise on comfort, or forgo those ‘grownup’ extras like great restaurants or beautiful surroundings. But the focus has been on places kids and teens will love, because we all know that if they’re happy, so are we! We’ve handpicked these properties to showcase the breadth of our family-friendly offerings worldwide, from affordable luxury resorts to ultra-luxe 5 star hotels; from trekking with elephants in Thailand to flopping on the beach in Dubai. But this is just a taster; if you’d like to explore more options don’t hesitate to call our Travel Specialists, they will be happy to hear all about your dream family holiday and then do their utmost to make it reality! Happy travels, Jennifer Atkinson, CEO


Better than the basics... This collection of hotels and specialty holidays have much in common with each other; ample children’s provision; comfortable, family-friendly accommodation; stellar service. But they have been selected for Kids Beyond the Med because they also offer something special. It might be the experience of lifetime, like getting to see Asian Elephants in their natural habitat or it could be an extra-special children’s programme. Flicking through this brochure, we hope you’ll see what we mean!

Experts on hand... When you book with us, you’ll receive personalised service from a dedicated Travel Specialist who will listen to the needs and preferences of your whole family and strive to deliver all that you want and more. With such an experienced team, you can feel sure that the person you’re speaking to has travelled extensively, often to the region or even the hotel you yourself are booking! Many of our Travel Specialists have children of their own, as do our Concierge service, who will be on hand to prebook any meals or baby equipment you might need. This level of customer care continues throughout your trip so, if you need anything, you know you can call us. Of course, you’ll always have the financial security and peace of mind that comes with booking with a fully bonded UK tour operator, meaning that you’re protected through ABTA and ATOL.

Your family is unique, and so are our holidays... We know that every family is different, and increasingly so! You may be travelling with step-children, or siblings with big age gaps. Or perhaps you’re bringing the grandparents along and are concerned there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’re here to create a bespoke, luxury family holiday that is tailored to your needs. Within these pages are many options to suit a range of ages and interests and we are looking forward to speaking to you and talking you through even more fantastic options.


Getting there... The idea of travelling long-haul with kids of any age can be daunting, whether you’re worried about your baby crying on the flight, or an older one asking “are we nearly there yet?” a few too many times! As an established UK tour operator, we have all the benefits that come with being the partner to many major airlines, each of which we feel confident in recommending for long-haul family travel. These carriers have children’s menus, loads of in-flight entertainment suitable for all ages, special kids’ travel packs and more besides. British Airways fly to a host of destinations worldwide - from the USA to Thailand - and have a reputation for excellent service that extends to all ages. We love their Skyflyers activity backs and little touches such as printable baggage tags especially for kids. Another UK based airline, Virgin Atlantic come highly recommended by our tiny travellers, both for their excellent in-flight entertainment and their tasty, healthy, kids’ meals created by TV cook Lorraine Pascal! Virgin are a great choice for Caribbean flights, with direct services to several islands. But it doesn’t stop there; we work with a number of international carriers to bring you the widest choice possible, whether you want a direct flight, or would prefer to stop over for a few nights and make your family holiday a multicentre break. And many of these airlines boast some pretty special features too!

Etihad’s Flying Nanny Etihad is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and really goes the extra mile for travelling families, providing a complimentary ‘Flying Nanny’ service on all long-haul flights. All nannies are approved by a UK childcare training college and are on-hand to offer advice and support during the flight, from helping to settle children for bed to keeping them entertained with hand puppets, competitions and even face-painting!

Air New Zealand’s Skycouch™ With direct flights from London to Los Angeles, Air New Zealand are a popular choice when flying to the States, with their Economy Skycouch™ being a great choice for families. This trio of Economy seats can be booked by two passengers travelling together. Flick up the leg rest to 90 degrees, push back the arm rests and you have a flexible, safe, flat surface for little ones to play on or a comfy space to curl up and nap.

Qatar Airways’ Spongebob specialities On Qatar Airways flights, Spongebob Squarepants activity packs are given out and kids’ meals are served in a Spongebob lunchbox, which your child gets to keep! Those travelling with babies will much appreciate the priority check-in, option of a bassinet seat, and special kit with essentials such as nappies, food and soft toys. With connections worldwide via Doha, Qatar Airways is a great choice for flights to the Indian Ocean and Far East. Once you disembark, we will do everything we can to guarantee a smooth transfer to your hotel, from fast-tracking you through the airport to arranging drinks and snacks en route.


Take a natural backdrop of dazzling beaches, swaying palms and turquoise seas; add a good pinch of laid-back atmosphere, season with colourful carnivals and reggae - then finish with a sprinkling of first class hotels, all offering superb family facilities. What you have is the easy-going Caribbean; a region we know well, which extends a warm welcome to families of all shapes and sizes.

Catch the sun in any season The Caribbean enjoys warm weather all year round, especially between December and March. Make Christmas different this year with a feast on the beach, or trade Easter eggs for coconuts as you enjoy spring in the warm Caribbean sun. Due to more frequent rains, summer time is ‘low-season’, so travelling at this time can offer great value for families. Of course, we can tailor a host of amazing holiday options to the needs of your family throughout the year.

How can we get there? There are many direct flights from London to the larger Caribbean islands such as Barbados and Antigua, from where there are plenty of connecting flights. But don’t worry too much about the details; we’ll arrange everything so all you have to do is arrive at the airport!

Make family memories in the Caribbean sun Our experts know very well that the perfect family holiday is different for everyone. With fun-packed resorts, bustling towns and outstanding natural beauty you’ll never be short of things to do in the Caribbean. The warm sea here is famed for its idyllic diving spots, with fish of every colour darting through the reefs.

Wherever you go, you’ll always be next door to paradise. Each island has its own identity here. Barbados and Jamaica are packed with vibrant resorts and plenty of activities to keep your family buzzing for months afterwards. Just across the Caribbean Sea, you can find exotic wonders such as the twin peaks of the Pitons in St Lucia and a beach for every day of the year in Antigua.

Islets and secluded retreats Spend your holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life in your own island retreat. We can arrange holidays to small, sleepy islands such as Nevis or Guadeloupe, and some of our resorts are even located on completely private islands. Bliss!

Island Hopping Can’t choose which Caribbean island to take your family holiday on? Ask a Travel Specialist about a multi-centre escape or bespoke island-hopping itinerary to experience the glorious contrasts of the Caribbean for yourselves!

Just a taste of the Caribbean We could only fit a handful of island destinations into Kids Beyond the Med, but our Caribbean portfolio extends far and wide, from St Kitts to Cuba, Barbados to the British Virgin Islands. Whatever your dream location, you can be sure we’ll get you there!


SANDY LANE Barbados There are few places that offer glamour and exclusivity whilst also welcoming little ones with open arms; Sandy Lane on the west coast of Barbados does just that. Kids aged 3 to 12 years old will have the time of their lives at the Treehouse Club, with its themed dinners and endless activities. For teenagers The Den allows them their own space with a pool table, air hockey, table football, jukebox and a host of activities to keep them blissfully entertained. From the Green Monkey golf course to the fabulous Romanesque spa, there are treats for grown-ups and children alike here. A host of generously proportioned accommodation means there’s always somewhere perfect for you and yours to rest your heads.

There’s ample space to relax, play in the calm, warm waters, or build a sandcastle on one of the best stretches of beach on the Platinum Coast. Family Offer Up to three children under 16 years old receive 50% off a second room Valid for travel completed between 9 Apr - 31 Oct 2016

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SAINT PETER’S BAY Barbados Stay in your own luxury ‘home’ on Barbados’s coveted west coast. The two and three bedroom beachfront homes here are beautifully appointed and offer families ample space. Spend your days on the white sand beach, or by the 160 foot lagoon pool, with The Gazebo Bar & Grill on hand for drinks and snacks. In the evening you can dine here, or choose to eat in the privacy of your residence; a private chef can even be arranged if you wish. Saint Peter’s Bay offers an on-site children’s progamme to entertain the little ones plus sister property, Port Ferdinand, is just 10 minutes away by complimentary water taxi, and here you’ll find the Kids Zone, which features indoor and outdoor play areas located at the base of a natural gully a thrilling place to splash around next to the private playground and Reading Tree.

Between May and October, swim with Hawksbill turtles and see them nesting and hatching on the resort’s beach. Family Offer Receive 20% early booking discount Valid for travel completed between 16 Apr - 14 Dec 2016. Book by 5 Mar 2016


FINEST PLAYA MUJERES BY EXCELLENCE GROUP Cancun, Mexico Tucked between the Caribbean Sea and a verdant nature reserve, Finest Playa Mujeres caters to families brilliantly, literally giving them their own space within the resort, with a fantastic range of family suites and much more besides. An expansive playground, sports facility and three pavilions are on hand to offer age-appropriate activities. So, no matter whether you have teens, toddlers or tweens, Finest Playa Mujeres has a club to suit. They can choose from zip lining, discos, water polo and a whole host of other imaginative and fun activities. A favourite with the kids here is the pool with Mayan Temple and waterslides. A host of all-inclusive dining options encompass everything from gourmet á la carte menus to takeaway wood-fired pizza, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice at meal times, too!

Active families will love the vast range of sports here. From paddle-boarding and windsurfing to Yoga and basketball; it’s all part of your all-inclusive package. Family Offer Receive 35% early booking discount Valid for travel completed between 1 Jul - 31 Oct 2016

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DREAMS RESORTS & SPAS Mexico and Dominican Republic Dreams Resorts & Spas are luxury, family all-inclusive resorts on the white sands of Mexico and the palm fringed beaches of The Dominican Republic. Here, generous Unlimited-Luxury® packages mean the whole family can enjoy watersports, kids’ activities and so much more. A host of dining options include gourmet, à la carte restaurants with no need for reservations and 24-hour room service. Plus, snacks and drinks are on hand throughout the day for those all important ‘I’m hungry’ moments. All this, and not a wristband in sight! At every resort, the Explorer’s Club welcomes 3 to 12 year olds with sports and games, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and kids’ theatre time. At the Core Zone Teens Club (in The Dominican Republic resorts and Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa), teenagers can enjoy a vast array of sports, games and nightly social events including weekly bonfires and discos.

Riviera Maya, Mexico The Mexican Riviera Maya makes for the perfect family holiday destination with long beaches, water and adventure activities such as Parque Nixuc Waterpark and Xplor as well as all the cultural sites and Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba. Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean Island with a Latin flair. The resort area of Punta Cana boasts over 30 kilometres of palm-fringed sandy beaches, and a host of outdoor activities including oceanside golf courses.

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HALF MOON, A ROCKRESORT Jamaica Whatever the shape and size of your family, we guarantee you’ll feel at home here amongst a truly astonishing range of facilities, from an equestrian centre to first class tennis courts. Accommodation choices couldn’t be more diverse, with options of multiple bedrooms and even kitchens included, thus adding flexibility to your dining arrangements. The Very Important Little Persons (V.I.L.P.s) check-in here is a great touch; kids receive a special gift, welcome drink, activity schedule, and personal introduction to child-care staff upon arrival. The Anancy Children’s Village and Camp Half Moon will entertain for hours, while teenagers will love special events at the Hype Zone, including karaoke nights, movies and disco nights. And of course, everyone will love the long, crescent-shaped white sand beach that gave the resort its name!

Swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon; exclusively for guests staying at the resort and a real ‘must’ on a luxury holiday here. Family Offer Children up to 12 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed by 16 Dec 2016

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BEACHES LUXURY INCLUDED® RESORTS Jamaica and Turks & Caicos The Beaches collection features sensational family-friendly resorts brought to you by the Sandals group. Located on the powdery white sands of some of the best beaches in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, these resorts feature generously proportioned rooms and suites designed specifically for families. Kids will love the time they spend at Kids Camp, with a host of activities and appearances from beloved Sesame Street® characters! What’s more, each property features its own Pirates Island Waterpark, where everyone can enjoy exhilarating waterslides and swim-up smoothie bars! For teens and tweens there’s Trench Town, a club specifically designed with them in mind. The generous Beaches Luxury Included® all-inclusive package includes this and much more, from land and watersports to a host of mouthwatering dining options.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa Beaches resort, an impressive selection of luxury villas, some with up to four bedrooms, make a great base for larger families and those travelling with friends. Beaches Resorts in Jamaica Beaches boasts two resorts on opposite sides of Jamaica. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa is set on the world-famous seven-mile beach, a truly picturesque location. For nature-lovers and keen surfers the private cove beach at Beaches Ocho Rios - A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort is great, and near the iconic Dunn’s River Falls.


JUMBY BAY, A ROSEWOOD RESORT Antigua Once you arrive at Jumby Bay the first thing you’ll notice is just how quiet it is. With no cars and no need for room keys, this 300-acre private island is a safe family haven. Children will love the freedom to roam, alongside many other treats. The Rose Buds programme is an exceptional kids’ club providing a host of outdoor and creative activities that will have them spellbound. Plus, special turn down service with cookies and milk will prove the perfect end to many perfect days. The spa offers special treatments for those as young as 4 years old, but is equally suited as a spot for some well-earned parental pampering. Finally, sample delightful cuisine at the resort’s three restaurants, all of which have children’s menus!

Kids of all ages will be intrigued by the protection programme for endangered Hawksbill Turtles that nest on the beach from May to October. Family Offer Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6 sharing a Beachside Courtyard Suite Valid for travel completed between 3 Apr - 17 Dec 2016

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CARLISLE BAY Antigua Families flock to the manicured shores of Carlisle Bay to experience the ultimate in beach chic whilst enjoying ample entertainment for all ages. The expansive Beach Suites here offer privacy with a separate bedroom and direct access to the beach, whilst the three-bedroom Carlisle Suites also work perfectly for larger families. On the picturesque beach there are a host of watersports for everyone to enjoy as well as toy boxes on the sands that younger ones will love delving into. The brilliant Cool Kids Club will entertain with a host of activities from finger painting to lizard hunting! During school holidays Crew Blue provides children aged 7 to 12 years old with thrilling activities from raft-building to zip-wiring!

At night the private screening room, complete with sticky popcorn, offers a chance for everyone to cosy down and watch a family movie. Family Offer Up to 2 children under 15 years old stay free when sharing a Beach Suite with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 18 Apr - 20 Aug 2016 and 30 Oct - 16 Dec 2016

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THE LANDINGS St Lucia The modern villa suites at The Landings - each with its own fully equipped kitchen and ample living space - are a favourite with families seeking comfort and style on a luxury St Lucia holiday. The Personal Pantry service here is a lifesaver for parents, providing a pantry packed with pre-ordered food and beverages, so there’s no need to worry about the hassle of shopping or bringing a suitcase of snacks with you! At the Kids’ Club children can take part in the Beach Olympics, go fishing in the bay and learn all about animals native to St Lucia. Plus, with a location right on Rodney Bay, you’ll enjoy one of St Lucia’s best beaches and an abundance of vibrant bars, restaurants and shops for the whole clan to explore.

For whole family fun try out some non-motorised watersports. Kayaking, snorkelling, paddle-boarding and more are all included in your room rate. Family Offer Receive 3 hours per week of evening babysitting services for up to 2 children aged 1 to 8 years old. Reduced accommodation rates plus parents receive US$100 food and beverage credit and US$50 spa credit per suite per stay (up to 2 adults). Valid for travel completed by 16 Dec 2016

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WINDJAMMER LANDING VILLA BEACH RESORT St Lucia Overlooking the beautiful Labrelotte Bay, Windjammer Landing is a unique resort that appeals to families seeking a stress-free holiday. Spacious rooms and suites and one to four bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens are dotted around the hillside, all with furnished sundecks to laze on. It’s a fun, breezy stroll down to the beach, but for tired little legs there is also a regular door to door shuttle service. Enjoy an abundance of watersports, from windsurfing to banana-boat riding! (Waterskiing and wakeboarding are also complimentary when you opt to stay all-inclusive). For children the complimentary Jacquot Fun Club will entertain with a range of activities and fun island games, while the Teen Club provides a more grown-up programme of supervised excursions.

The all-inclusive options here are generous, providing snacks and drinks throughout the day for those healthy growing appetites! Family Offer First child stays and eats for free on same meal plan as two paying adults Valid for travel all year


At the Youth Sailing Club, those aged 10 to 17 can even take part in a five or six day course where they learn to sail 3.5m Laser Pico sailboats.

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SUGAR BEACH, A VICEROY RESORT St Lucia Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, is set on a stunning beachfront surrounded by more than 100 acres of lush rainforest and embraced by the island’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. Adventures abound, then, for nature loving families. Ask our Concierge service about booking a Gros Pitons Hike Adventure By Sea, which involves exploring the beautiful mountains before enjoy a refreshing dip and delicious barbecue. All of the rooms and villas at the resort benefit from a personalised butler service. You will be welcomed on arrival and the butler will offer to unpack for you, arrange dinner reservations, provide a laundry service and organise any other special requirements; a real godsend when travelling with kids! With an array of luxury bungalows and villas, all with their own pool, on offer our Travel Specialists will be happy to guide you to the right one for your family.

Family Offer Children up to 16 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

Sugar Club invites children aged 4 to 12 years old to join in with everything from treasure hunts to coconut bowling; limbo dancing to fish feeding. For teens and tweens the Spice Club Programme offers opportunities to socialise as well as a variety of sports and activities to engage in. While they’re otherwise occupied, we highly recommend that grown-ups pay a visit to the superlative Rainforest Spa. Surrounded by lush folliage and natural woods, you’ll feel a world away from the everyday while enjoying the pampering you thoroughly deserve! Or, with kids’ treatments on offer too, you could make it a family day of indulgence!

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There’s a bit of everything for you and the kids in the USA. You could lose yourself in the fantastically diverse cities, disappear into the Wild West or set off on an adventure with your own family road-trip through the heart of the States. Let our experts craft the perfect experience for you and your family.

Pick the best time of year for your American vacation The USA is so vast that there’s always something happening, no matter the season. Enjoy surfing in the summer, experience the fairy-tale of New York in winter, get your beads on for the Mardi Gras in the spring or experience the multi-coloured beauty of the New England Autumn. Whatever experiences your family want, we can help plan your holiday calendar.


Making the journey across the Atlantic Getting to the USA is simple with direct UK flights to state capitals, and regular connecting flights to smaller cities. Fights from the UK to the US can take up to 7 to 11 hours, depending on your destination.

An American Dream family holiday There’s something for all ages in the States, whether six, sixteen or sixty. With exciting theme parks like Disneyworld and Universal Studios, thrilling Baseball matches, incredible beaches and wondrous national parks, there’s an adventure in each of the 50 states. And with some of the best golf courses in the world, fans of the fairways will be happy too.

Ranch Holidays Get a taste of the authentic western lifestyle at a ranch. Saddle up alongside your family as you explore the awe-inspiring canyons and mountain ranges. Experience the thrill of watching a real rodeo and maybe have a go at tossing a lasso yourself.

Fly-drive itineraries Why stay in one place when you have the whole United States to explore? We can tailor itineraries to your interest, taking in national parks, beaches or just good American food. Make sure you stop off for pancakes at a road-side diner, just like they do in the movies!

City breaks Snap up the sights in New York, experience the vibe and glamour of LA, be blown away by Chicago’s charm, or splash the cash in Boston. And with connecting flights between the big cities, you could even enjoy a distinctly urban multi-centre holiday.

Theme Parks You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the USA’s epic theme parks. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, film fan or wannabe Disney royalty, you’ll have a ball. Most famously, Disney World in Florida hosts fun for all the family, from little mermaids to little Prince Charmings. Close by, Universal Studios thrills all ages with its intense rides and slice of magic at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


Explore the vast landscapes of the Wild West the traditional way. Our ranch holidays let you experience the rugged charms of western life. Whatever you want from your ranch holiday, we can hook up your family with the perfect escape.

Wranglers, cowboys and blazing saddles There’s no better place to ride than with people who are passionate about the wrangling way of life. It’s a great place to learn to ride too, so ask a Travel Specialist about ranches with kids’ riding programmes. And even if you’ve no intention of saddling up, there’s plenty of action in the shape of hayrides, guided hikes or rodeos.

Pick the right time and place for your ranch holiday

Kids’ activities

The best time to visit Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and Wyoming is between May and September as these states are more temperate. Perfect for a summer holiday adventure!

Friendly, experienced staff will make sure your kids have as much fun as possible. Most of our ranches have facilities to teach kids horse-riding with well-trained instructors. Kids can also look after the animals, learn to rope, make Indian crafts, learn archery and fish in their own fishing hole.

Ranches in Arizona and Texas come into their own during the Easter period and October to December, as temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees in the summer months. That’s hot!

A family ranch holiday that will go down in history Our favourite family ranches combine adventure and excitement with relaxation and leisure. Some ranches can even organise a private tour just for your family, tailoring the experience for your needs. After all, you’re never too young or old to be a cowboy.

Fun for the whole family Our favourite ranches have amazing kids’ activity programmes packed with fun-filled days with riding, animals and lots of games. Some activities are age-restricted, but don’t worry because while parents go out on trail ride, kids can still have the perfect ranch adventure with a host of supervised activities.

Post Ranch adventures We’re great fans of combining fly-drive holidays with ranches so you can experience America on horseback as well as on the roads. Take the chance to enjoy a city break in Las Vegas or a luxurious resort stay in Scottsdale. Then explore the American landscape by travelling to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park and many authentic western towns.


Goosewing Ranch Wyoming Goosewing Ranch offers a truly spectacular mountain setting to explore on horseback. Accommodating only 35 guests at any one time, this boutique ranch offers personalised service for all ages. You are assigned a specially selected horse for the entirety of your stay and riding trails take place in small groups with riders of all levels welcomed. Children can attend a daily kids’ programme, while everyone is welcome to join in with other activities offered, such as fly fishing, mountain biking or a soak in the outdoor heated pool.

White Stallion Arizona Enjoy precious family time within 3,000 acres of wild plains at the White Stallion. Enjoy daily rides, catered to your ability and trails that pass through the countryside and mountains at a pace that suits you. Less confident riders need not worry; White Stallion’s friendly staff ensure you feel at ease with your carefully assigned horse. This ranch is fully committed to creating lasting memories for you and yours, with a host of activities such as cattle penning, fun cook outs, hayrides, a weekly ranch rodeo and exciting moonlight bonfires with cowboy entertainment.

Elk Mountain Ranch Colorado Set high up, with awe-inspiring views of the San Isabel National Forest, Elk Mountain is well suited to beginners and families looking for scenic trail rides. The main focus is on getting out and about and included in most stays are a luncheon trail ride, a brunch trail ride, hay rides and campfires. Other activities are equally appealing, from white water rafting to archery to a visit to the town of Aspen. Children particularly enjoy the goat walk and afternoon at the hot springs pool and slide. A full kid’s programme is also available for little ones.

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Encounter the epic beauty of America’s canyons and national parks. Whether you’d like to visit as part of a wider tour, or stay longer and explore in depth, we’re sure these natural wonders will enchant the whole clan.

Grand Canyon The kids will never forget a trip to the Grand Canyon. We can help you make your holiday magical with tours around the Canyon’s edge and/or down through it. Up the ante and take your family on a white water rafting adventure down the rapids or see the canyon from a bald eagle’s perspective on board a helicopter. We have many itineraries that cover the Grand Canyon as well as many fantastic destinations in the surrounding states.

Bryce Canyon Explore the forest of rocks in Bryce Canyon. You’ll be able to walk through the largest collection of hoodoos (rock pillars that were formed through frost erosion) in the world. It’s certainly one of Utah’s most magnificent sights.

Zion National Park No trip to Utah would be complete without experiencing the incredible Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Join the shuttle at Springdale then wind through the beautiful orange cliffs. There are lots of activities for the family in the park, such as mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and river tubing.


What makes Florida the most popular state for family holidays? White sand beaches, Walt Disney, and a whole world of theme parks just for starters! Everyone can find excitement in the Floridian sun from the heart of Orlando to the party town of Miami. And we’re here to help you get the balance right for your trip. Kids aren’t the only ones who get excited at Disney World. We do too. There are amazing rides, incredible hotels, golf courses, spas and a sprinkle of fairy dust, all within the vast resort that’s the size of San Francisco. What’s not to love?

Universal Studios

Cape Canaveral

Love going to the movies? At Universal Studios, you’ll be able to live them. Be transported into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, find a slice of 1920s glamour on the New York set, and get your heart pumping with live action rides.

Explore the final frontier at the Kennedy Space Center. The original base for the Apollo missions is packed with exciting rides and amazing exhibits. We can even time your visit so you can witness a real rocket launch!

If you’re wild at heart, you’ll be at home at Busch Gardens. Scattered throughout the gardens, you’ll find the Serengeti in America with lions, cheetah and elephants grazing in the park as well as rides, rides and more rides!

Bahamas - Atlantis Paradise Island Only a short flight away from Florida, the glorious beaches of the Bahamas await. Atlantis Paradise Island is our favourite family resort and it’s always getting better. There are water parks, luxury accommodation, a casino (maybe without the kids), beaches and amazing diving spots, all in one resort.

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Broaden your child’s horizons with a trip to the idyllic island jewels of the Indian Ocean and enjoy close encounters of the natural kind in the warm waters of the Maldives and Seychelles, or head to Mauritius for a fascinating cultural experience.

Year-round paradise The Indian Ocean is magnificent all year round, but we believe the best time is between November and March. While the monsoon season spreads through the summer months, it usually only ever rains for about an hour at a time and low-season means more value for summer holidays! Snorkelling and diving are especially incredible in April and October, when the water temperatures are around 28°c.

Travelling to the islands Flights to the Indian Ocean usually mean a stop, which is often in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. It’s a great opportunity to stay longer in the cities for a stopover (and some shopping!). Of course, you could also have a multi-centre trip in the region itself. Take a speedboat and race across the deep blue to another island, or catch a seaplane and see the atolls from the air as you fly by.

Share your Indian Ocean experience with your family Whether your destination of choice is the Maldives or Mauritius, you’ll find plenty to do with your family. White sand beaches, turquoise ocean and luscious palm forests are abundant wherever you stay. But you don’t just have to be on the coast to have fun. With hikes, nature trails, climbing and cycling, you can explore every inch of paradise.

Maldives You’ll find your own piece of paradise amid the turquoise waters of these iconic islands. No cars, shallow warm waters and a gentle pace of life make the Maldives the perfect setting for precious time with your family. Explore the abundant coral reefs that teem with colourful sea-life, or delight your taste buds with some freshly caught fish.

Mauritius Mauritius offers something for the whole family. The island is home to some stunning scenery and a hike through her National Parks reveals waterfalls, dormant volcanoes and a huge array of native wildlife. Come to this wonderful island to explore the underwater landscape snorkelling, diving or even on an underwater safari.

Seychelles The lush islands of the Seychelles are home to some of the most iconic beaches on the planet. Here you’ll find a great diversity of wildlife and an abundance of exceptional dive sites. Spend time island hopping in this archipelago, taking in watersports on Mahé before heading to a remote private island for a bit of R&R.


THE RESIDENCE MAURITIUS Mauritius Delight in the soft white sands of the mile-long Belle Mare beach and its turquoise lagoon, perfect for days filled with family fun. Spacious guestrooms at The Residence accommodate a family of three comfortably, whilst those with two children will find ample space in a suite. Of course, there are a number of interconnecting options too, which your Travel Specialist will be happy to arrange at the time of booking. There are three restaurants to choose from too, with an evening highlight being the traditional Sega dance performances and local entertainment you can enjoy several times a week while dining on the beachfront at The Plantation restaurant. This is just one example of the Mauritian authenticity you will experience at every turn here. Stellar service makes for a smooth family holiday experience, with inroom check-ins meaning there’s no hanging around in lobbies with little ones after a long journey. Plus, there’s the option of a personal butler service in every room type, meaning someone else can unpack the bags and sort out dinner reservations while you make the more of precious family time. Children aged 3 to 12 years old enjoy complimentary access to the Planters Kids Club, with the option to enjoy lunch or dinner. Here a world of activities are on offer, from watersports and pool time to fancy dress adventures and Petit Chef cooking classes. Sporty families will love playing volleyball on the beach or having a match on the floodlit tennis courts.

The whole family can enjoy pampering and relaxation at The Sanctuary, a luxury spa that offers indulgent treatments to guests as young as 3 years old! Family Offer Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus children up to 12 years old stay free on a half board basis when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 4 Jan - 21 Dec 2016

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The all-inclusive option here is a great choice for families, with all meals at Mercado included, plus beverages, sporting pursuits and even glass bottom boat trips!

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OUTRIGGER MAURITIUS BEACH RESORT Mauritius Occupying a breathtaking beachfront location in Bel Ombre, this beautiful resort represents a fantastic affordable option for a Mauritius family holiday. Generously sized Deluxe Family Seaview rooms have been designed with you and your little ones in mind. Comprising a main bedroom, smaller room with bunk beds, a spacious bathroom and cosy living area, two adults and up to three children can be accommodated comfortably here. If you’re travelling with teens, discounts are also offered for under 18s staying in their own adult room. Facilities across the resort are sure to please all ages, with swimming pools, tennis courts and non-motorised watersports including windsurfing, sailing, paddle boats and kayaking. If you’d like to encounter the abundant sea-life, guided snorkelling tours are also available. Plus, for some indulgent ‘me time’, the Zen-inspired Navasana spa is a ‘must’. Bel Ombre’s nature reserve is just on your doorstep waiting to be explored too!

Family Offer Up to 3 children under 18 years old stay free when sharing a Deluxe Family Seaview Room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

The kids’ club here boasts its own children’s swimming pool with waterslide and supervised activities that run into the evening; perfect if you’d like a date night sampling modern Mauritian cuisine at The Plantation Club restaurant. At the main restaurant, Mercado, you’ll find a sumptuous international food-market dining concept, with exciting live cooking stations where you are encouraged to interact with the chefs. There’s even a dedicated kids’ section where little appetites are catered to with extra care. For lunch on the beach, the Edgewater Bar & Grill is great, serving family favourites like burgers, noodles and stir-fries. Yum! .

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CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE Mauritius Set along a stunning stretch of long, sandy beach and with two championship golf courses, this extensive resort is ideal for families of all sizes. The gentle waters of the lagoon here are protected by an offshore coral reef meaning they are safe for swimming, as well as playing host to a range of watersports. In fact, the array of activities on land and sea will be sure to stave off any boredom! For luxurious family accommodation, we highly recommend a stay in a two or three bedroom pool villa, which offer en suite bathrooms, plenty of outdoor space and your own private pool. Children aged 4 to 11 years old will love the amazing open play area, pool and imagination space at the Constance Kids Club. Daily activities include everything from relay games to talent shows.

There are so many opportunities to try something new here; learn to dive at the Blues Diving Centre or take cookery lessons from a world class chef! Family Offer Up to 2 children under 18 years old stay free when sharing a Junior Suite with 2 adults, plus receive 40% discount if booked 45 days or more in advance Valid for travel completed between 1 Apr - 23 Oct 2016

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TROU AUX BICHES RESORT & SPA Mauritius You’ll receive a warm Mauritian welcome at this resort, which is set within one of the most magical spots on the island. Here you can choose from an impressive collection of suites and villas, many with their own private pool. Younger guests aged 3 to 12 years old will be delighted by the pool and playground at Bob Marlin Mini-Club, where fun activities include excursions, painting, sailing and tennis, all offered on an ageappropriate basis and expertly supervised by qualified staff. There is also a Teens Club, where 13 to 17 year olds can get involved in activities from snorkelling to making keepsake videos of their holidays! As a whole family you can enjoy the host of watersports on offer, glassbottomed boat rides and plenty of on-land facilities too.

Meal times are a delight here. Some six restaurants showcase the diversity of Mauritius’s culinary heritage, serving everything from pancakes to pad thai! Family Offer Up to 2 children under 18 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 18 Apr - 30 Sep 2016


PER AQUUM NIYAMA Maldives This superb resort expertly blends contemporary chic with a host of impressive, family-friendly features. Cleverly spread over two islands PLAY and CHILL - guests here can find their own balance. We’d recommend the spacious Beach Suites with Private Pool or the impressive Three Bedroom Family Beach Pavilion with Pool on PLAY island, with its atmosphere of energetic fun. Here you’ll be close to the fantastic children’s pool and Explorers Children’s Club, which welcomes kids from the age of 12 months (great for parents of toddlers!) to 12 years old. Meanwhile, older teens or parents wanting a bit of ‘me time’ will love hanging out in the ultra cool surrounds of CHILL island; home to the decadent LIME Spa, the super-cool tree house restaurant, NEST, and the sublime underwater bar SUBSIX. With such an array of facilities on offer, and attentive, friendly staff ever close at hand, you’ll find Niyama to be a perfect setting for the ultimate luxury family holiday.

The incredible kids’ activities on offer here include sports coaching, snorkelling safaris and performances on the Children’s Club’s own amphitheatre stage! Family Offer Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 plus up to 2 children under 12 years old stay free on a full board basis (buffet or children’s menu) when sharing a room with 2 adults and receive complimentary transfers Valid for travel completed between 11 Apr - 31 Oct 2016

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LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL Maldives Surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon, on an island verdant with tropical greenery and boasting space and variety not often found in the Maldives, this fully-inclusive resort is an ideal setting for a real family getaway. With seven restaurants - one of which boasts the ‘best pizza in the Indian Ocean’ - even fussy eaters are spoilt for choice. And for those between-meal treats there’s LUX* exclusive, ICI ice-cream, brought to you on the beach by an ice-cream cart! Children aged 3 to 12 years old will love PLAY, offering everything from treasure hunts to Teddy Tennis lessons, as well as an early dining option. Studio 17 is the teens’ club, where they can join in the sports, adventure and arts activities on offer, or just hang out and socialise.

The surrounding waters are abundant with marine life, including parrotfish and rays. Go snorkelling or take a whale shark safari to see for yourselves. Family Offer Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 plus children up to 11 years old stay for free on bed & breakfast basis when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed by 4 Jan 2017 Please note that LUX* South Ari Atoll will be closed 1 Jun - 30 Sep 2016

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Children will love their welcome gifts and daily ice cream treat, served each afternoon by the infinity pool. Don’t worry, it’s on the house!

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ANANTARA DHIGU MALDIVES RESORT Maldives Anantara Dhigu is a family-friendly island paradise just 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport. The villas and suites here are all stylish and simple with ample space. Two Bedroom Family Villas offer separate rooms for parents and kids, and easy access to the beach via tropical garden paths. Children aged 3 to 12 years old will have endless fun at the Dhoni Kids’ Club, playing games and learning all about the beautiful island. In fact, there’s plenty to do for all ages; with tennis courts, beach volleyball, yoga and watersports available, active families will be in heaven! But if you prefer to ‘fly and flop’ you can do so around the infinity pool or at the beautiful Anantara Spa, which as well as indulgent treatments for adults, offers a pampering menu for youngsters. There are some truly unique experiences on offer here too. Take the family day out of a lifetime by kayaking to Gulhifushi, the resort’s private picnic island! With all amenities there for you, days can be spent exploring the clear warm waters and playing on swings in the ocean itself! Dining is a real delight for the whole clan too, with a total of eight restaurants and bars serving everything from light snacks around the infinity-edge pool at Aqua, to sumptuous steak and seafood at Sea. Fire. Salt. Recognising the importance of shared family meals, Anantara Dhigu offers child-friendly options on all menus and invites all guests aged under 12 years old to dine for free with their family.

Family Offer Stay 7 nights only pay for 5 plus up to 2 children under 13 years old stay free on a full board basis (children’s menu) when sharing a room with 2 adults and children up to 7 years old receive complimentary transfers (those aged 7 to 12 years old receive a 50% discount) Valid for travel completed by 27 Dec 2016


The Constance Kids Club here boasts a bright and spacious ‘imagination space’ indoors, as well as kids swimming pool and outdoor play areas.

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CONSTANCE EPHELIA Seychelles Situated on two of Mahé’s most breathtaking beaches and overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, this extensive resort offers families a host of adventures in beautiful, luxurious surroundings. What’s more, being located on the main island, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Seychelles without the hassle of internal flights to get to your resort. All accommodation options are incredibly spacious, with Family Villas featuring two or three bedrooms and a generous dash of luxury. The villas are located just a short walk or bike ride (bicycles are provided with all the villas) from the many delights of the resort. You can also call for a buggy wherever you are, or wait at one of the designated buggy stops, which are passed every three minutes!

Family Offer One child up to 11 year old stays free when sharing a Junior or Senior Suite with 2 adults plus receive a 30% saving if booked 60 days or more in advance Valid for travel completed by 31 Jul and between 24 Aug - 26 Dec 2016

The resort’s diverse range of facilities include its sumptuous U Spa by Constance, PADI dive centre, kids’ climbing wall and zip wire routes, meaning whether you want to relax, explore or exercise there are plenty of options. Plus the fantastic Constance Kids Club is open to children aged 4 to 11 years old, who will love the creative theme days and endless activities on offer. Taste buds will be tantalised in the five restaurants, with a range of choices that should satisfy everyone. The international buffet at Corossol is a great shout for families with differing tastes, as everyone can find something they like. Elsewhere there are a host of cuisines to tempt you, and of course the excellent in-villa dining service for a sumptuous family night in.

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Fun for all the family? Surely not - isn’t there always at least one who’s unimpressed, tired or just plain pernickety? Well, prepare to be amazed when you take the family to the desert playgrounds of the Middle East, where state-of-the-art attractions include a ski-slope and man-made islands that can be seen from space. Everyone will discover something that amazes them!

Enjoy the Middle Eastern sun all year round

Abu Dhabi

The Middle Eastern heat can cause meltdowns, so we recommend you travel between mid October and mid April as the temperatures are cooler and most favourable for families with young children. So if you’re looking for a great medium-haul location for a Christmas or Easter holiday, this is a great shout. But if you’re travelling during the hotter summer months check out the impressive waterparks or Ski Dubai an indoor ski resort!

Abu Dhabi has its fair share of attractions. The city is home to the region’s first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility. For something a little less action-packed, we recommend taking ‘high’ tea on the 74th floor of the Etihad Towers. The observation deck offers the best views of the city and surrounding islands.

Flying to the Middle East There are many direct flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman which fly out of London and regional airports including Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These glittering Emirates make fantastic standalone destinations or with the Indian Ocean only a short onward flight away, you could combine your city break with an escape to the Seychelles, the Maldives, or even India and the Far East.

Live like a royal family! The Gulf States are known for incredible hotels, extravagant architecture and impeccable service. Here, you can venture out into the stunning desert landscapes and see who’s the best at sand-boarding, or stay on the beach and laze all day! Or if you want to have fun without getting sand everywhere, you can take the family to the Sega Republic – an indoor theme park.

Dubai Teenagers will go mad for the Dubai Mall. It’s the largest shopping centre in the world, with over 1,200 retail outlets and a colossal aquarium. After shopping ‘til you drop, why not take time to relax on the soft sandy beaches of a waterfront resort? And don’t miss a trip up the Burj Khalifa tower to watch the sunset from the 124th floor. The Aquaventure water park is a great day out for the family too!

Oman The beachside city in Oman, Muscat, carries a more traditional Arabian atmosphere compared with its neighbours. Stay at one of the city’s beach resorts where you can take advantage of the warm waters and explore one of Oman’s legendary dive sites. There’s nowhere better suited for a new diver to learn how to scuba. Retreat further inland for some sand dune fun in the desert. You could try ‘dune-bashing’ which involves scrambling your way across the sandy dunes in a 4x4!


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ATLANTIS THE PALM Dubai For children of all ages it’s fun with a capital ‘F’ here, and adults have a blast too! Features such as the Little Pirate’s Playground and two epic climbing walls will charm your little daredevils, whilst at the utterly luxurious ShuiQi Spa, adults are equally as spoilt! With 21 restaurants to choose from there is a cuisine to suit every taste, with kids’ menus and extensive buffets on hand for those fussy eaters. Such an extensive resort means a great range of accommodation choices, with the plush Two Bedroom Family Suites being a real standout option, accommodating up to six people in utter luxury. For smaller families, Deluxe Guest Rooms sleep up to two adults and two children comfortably, and with 90% of guestrooms offering interconnecting options, you’ll find the right combination whatever your family’s age and size. Atlantis Kids Club welcomes 3 to 12-year-olds into a world of fun, where they’ll enjoy adventure, play-exploration and educational activities, the highlight of which for many is the opportunity to learn how Atlantis Seascape cares for the sea creatures throughout the resort. For teens, Club Rush is a fully supervised ‘No Adults’ hangout complete with mocktail bar, Game Zone and Entertainment Lounge where they can dance the night away! Of course, there is plenty of whole-family fun on offer too. For a once-in-a-lifetime treat, ask our Concierge to book a Dolphin Experience and the whole clan can swim with these amazing marine mammals at Atlantis’s Dolphin Bay!

Family Offer Receive reduced accommodation rates and complimentary half board, plus up to 2 children under 16 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 9 May - 30 Sep 2016


SOFITEL THE PALM RESORT & SPA Dubai Situated on a 500 metre stretch of beach, this resort offers plenty of opportunities for family play time on the pristine sands and in the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. Entry level Luxury Seaview Rooms can comfortably sleep two adults and one younger child, whilst spacious one and two bedroom apartments offer a fantastic option for larger families and those travelling with older children. The Palm Kids Club for 4 to 12-year-olds is just to the right of the main pool, meaning parents can relax on a daybed whilst their children enjoy supervised fun close by. Housed in a brightly coloured, turtle shaped building, this is arguably one of the best kids’ clubs in Dubai, with brilliant outdoor and indoor areas and two kids’ pools with water slides and dancing fountains.

Take the complimentary shuttle to Aquaventure Waterpark, where kids, teens and adults will find no end of thrills and spills. Family Offer One child up to 12 years old stays free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

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ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE, ARABIAN COURT Dubai Superbly located along one kilometre of pristine beach, this extensive resort comprises three contrasting properties, The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence and Spa, with Arabian Court offering a luxury base in a family-friendly environment. Most facilities are shared across the resort, including swimming pools, a putting green and three floodlit tennis courts. There’s a host of spacious accommodation options to choose from, including inter-leading rooms. At the KidsOnly club, youngsters aged 4 to 11 years old can join in with a full programme of activities, or simply play to their hearts’ content in the fantastic outdoor playground. Tennis, swimming and waterskiing lessons are available too. Or why not take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service and enjoy a family excursion to nearby attractions such as Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates and the Aquaventure Waterpark?

At the KidsOnly club, children will be immersed in Arabian traditions as they enjoy henna painting, belly dancing and sand sculpting. Family Offer Receive complimentary half board plus one child under 6 years old stays free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

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Play a round of mini golf together, or head to Splashpad, an aquatic play area where the whole family can frolic in the water sprays and jets!

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SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA - AL WAHA Oman Al Waha is undoubtedly the most family-friendly of the three hotels that make up this extensive, awarding resort in Oman. The family rooms here consist of two interconnecting bedrooms, giving both parents and kids their own space. What’s more, whenever you like you can stroll (or take a ride on the Lazy River) over to Al Bandar, with its complex of shops and restaurants. With some 22 dining options across the resort, even fussy eaters are spoilt for choice! Family-friendly facilities are endless here, with a dedicated children’s pool located beside Assira Pool Bar, meaning adults can choose to sip a cool drink while watching the little ones play, or jump right in with them! The GameZ games room is also open to the entire family, for a jovial air hockey tournament or even a game of electronic darts! Down on the beach, you could take a camel or horse ride along the sands in the late afternoon, or go wild at Aqua Park, with its floating trampoline and giant slide! Children under 8 years old will love the air-conditioned indoor play areas at the Cool Zone Kids Club; perfect for escaping the midday heat. For older kids the Adventure Zone boasts a climbing wall, three thrilling drop slides and much more indoor play delight! There are qualified staff on hand to supervise at both centres, so kids over 4 years old can have the time of their lives while you relax at the CHI Spa.

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THE ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT Abu Dhabi This beautiful Mediterranean-style resort has one of the most advantageous locations in Abu Dhabi on Saadiyat Island, boasting sea views, a golf course and a platinum white sand beach at its front door. Ideal for children up to 12 years old and featuring indoor and outdoor fun is the Sandcastle Club, a dedicated facility set within a themed cave, with play areas inside and out, a sandpit and a shaded outdoor pool. Supervised activities here include arts and crafts and splish-splash fun in the pool, while the thoughtful Family Traditions programme provides all-age games and pursuits you can enjoy together. The attention to detail when it comes to care for your clan is a theme throughout, with children’s options in three restaurants and mini dressing gowns and slippers being just two examples.

For a family daytrip exploring the wider world of Abu Dhabi, there’s a free shuttle to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Island and other popular sites. Family Offer One child up to 5 years old stays free when sharing a room with 2 adults, plus book 45 days or more in advance and receive an extra 10% discount Valid for travel all year excluding 26 - 29 Nov 2016

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EMIRATES PALACE Abu Dhabi For an indulgent family holiday in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace is a great choice. With 1.3 kilometres of glorious beach to play and relax on, plus its very own marina, this hotel has plenty of potential for fun both in the water and beside it! All accommodation here is luxurious, with a complimentary butler service and daily fruit and water in every category. Coral Rooms have more than enough space for a family of three, while interconnecting options and palatial suites are on hand to create the combination perfect for you and yours. There are two swimming pools to splash about in, one with water slides, a lazy river and waterfalls, plus watersports galore for older children and adults. Kids aged 5 to 12 years old can also enjoy a range of activities at Sarab Land, the impressive children’s playground and kids’ club.

At mealtimes there’s plenty to delight the taste buds, with everything from traditional Emirati cuisine to international buffets to choose from. Family Offer Up to 2 children under 11 years old stay free on a full board basis when sharing a suite with 2 adults. Plus parents receive complimentary half board and an extra 25% discount if booked 30 days or more in advance Valid for travel completed between 16 May - 25 Sep 2016

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Bustling cities, dramatic coastlines and lush tropical interiors - nowhere on Earth offers the diversity of the Far East for a family holiday that combines culture and cuisine with eco adventure and possibly a little island escapism, and we’re delighted to be your personal, expert guide!

When is the best time to explore the east?

Malaysia

The best times to visit Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam fit perfectly with Easter and Christmas. If you want to enjoy the east in the summer months, we suggest you relax at the beaches of Bali.

The islands of Malaysia have everything. You’ll find tropical beaches, ancient rainforests, exciting regional cuisine, and a diverse group of championship golf courses.

Monsoon seasons tend to be quieter, but don’t let the weather rain on your parade, ask your Travel Specialist for advice on where to travel during this period; in many places it never rains for more than an hour at a time!

Vietnam

Flying to the heart of the Orient Flights to the Far East take around 12 hours so a stopover is a good way to break up the journey. You can stop in Singapore and Hong Kong before getting a connecting flight to Bali. You can also get connecting flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and get a taste of all the different flavours the East has to offer.

Experience the exotic east with your family Whatever you plan, we can help create the most magical family holiday. Explore the stunning ruins from a glorious past, trek through the jungle in search of elephants and tigers and relax on the palm-fringed beaches. Be amazed by the ark-like Singapore Zoo then find more wildlife than you can imagine in the rich waters around Indonesia. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is as magical as it is beautiful. With white sands and some of the best scuba spots in the world, it’s a perfect beach retreat.

We’ll show you this soulful country in all its spiritual beauty, from the misty green mountains of Sapa to the mysterious wetlands of the Mekong Delta.

So much more to see... These are just a few of the destinations we can whisk you and yours away to. The Far East has far too many enthralling countries to fit in this little brochure... Explore energetic cities and miles of exotic empty beaches, then take in the breathtaking beauty of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Roam through the rivers and jungles of Laos alongside elephants. Less visited than its Asian neighbours, it still holds on to its traditions. One of the least visited countries in Asia, Burma (Myanmar) is a mystical land where traditions are still very much alive. The former British colony is steeped in history, culture and deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs. From the intense Temple Market to the ‘Vegas of the East’ in Macau, life bursts from every street in Hong Kong. Just make sure you see the city at night from Victoria Peak. Colonial heritage buildings contrast against slick, newly built skyscrapers. Stop over in Singapore for the towering shopping malls, to walk the metropolis and fill up on some of Asia’s most sought-after street food.


All ages will love learning about the Asian elephant from their mahouts (elephant trainers), as well as helping to feed and clean these magnificent animals.

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ELEPHANT HILLS Khao Sok National Park, Thailand You’ll find Elephant Camp hidden amidst the rainforest, in the awesome natural scenery of Khao Sok National Park. Some 35 luxurious tents provide ample space, along with en suite bathrooms, hot and cold water and electricity. Indeed, don’t let words like ‘camp’ and ‘tent’ fool you; everyone will sleep more than comfortably here. There’s even a swimming pool to splash about in - no elephants allowed! Here you will encounter playful and majestic Asian elephants, getting to know them in a natural environment. With an ethical focus on animal welfare and conservation, you are not able to sit on or trek with the elephants, instead you share the rainforest surrounds with them and ‘muck in’ to help with their care. In short, this place is a young naturalist’s dream come true! For further unique experiences you can explore the jungle on guided treks, take canoe safaris along the Sok River or enjoy a tour of the mangroves; all great ways to take in the majesty of the rainforest. Older families (with children aged 7 years old and up) might like to venture on to the smaller Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp, located on nearby Cheow Larn Lake, with accommodation comprising 20 floating luxury tents! Here you can swim in the lake and kayak through its channels in search of monkeys and birds.

Family Offer Children aged 4 to 15 years old stay for free when sharing with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 1 May - 30 Jun and 1 - 30 Sep 2016 Parental discretion is advised for all children under the age of 4 years old


For a giggly night of family fun, why not hire one of two private karaoke rooms and belt out the hits to your heart’s content?

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ANGSANA LAGUNA PHUKET Thailand Arguably the most family friendly resort on the island of Phuket, Angsana Laguna Phuket is also the largest property in the Laguna Resort area. There’s a vast array of accommodation to choose from, including rooms with interconnecting options and one or two-bedroom lofts and suites. For maximum space and seclusion, choose the three and four-bedroom pool villas, which provide a luxurious home-fromhome, set slightly apart from the wider resort. There is no shortage of options when it comes to mealtimes either. Traditional Thai fare is on offer at Baan Talay, where you can watch as the chefs cook your meal. If your family have diverse tastes, The Market Place is sure to please, serving up delicious and varied breakfasts and an impressive pan-Asian and international buffet in the evenings. There is even a dedicated Kids Café at the children’s club, where healthy, delicious dishes cater especially for the younger palate.

Family Offer Children under 12 years old dine for free when accompanied by paying adult Valid for travel all year. Applies to buffets and child menus

Children will fall in love with the Tree House Kids Club where they can enjoy climbing frames, an arts room and plenty of sports and games. And there’s lots of fun to be had as a family too, whether you’d like to try family yoga classes or a spot of sailing on the lagoon together! Sporty families will love the array of facilities on offer with tennis courts, golf and even scuba diving available. Of course, there’s always plenty of time to laze on the beach or the resort’s meandering lagoon pool, which youngsters will have a lot of fun splashing about in.

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MAI KHAO LAK BEACH RESORT Thailand The picturesque location of this beachside resort, along with its array of facilities, makes it a perfect choice for a family holiday in Thailand. The all-inclusive option here provides fantastic value for those growing appetites and all rooms can comfortably sleep a family of four. For maximum space choose a Mai Pool Villa, which boasts plenty of extra room, plus its own private plunge pool. Around the resort you’ll find two dedicated children’s pools and one baby pool, as well as two other expansive swimming pools. The whole family can take advantage of the mountain bikes, tennis courts, cooking classes and more. For youngsters, there’s something to suit every age group, with a baby lounge, kids’ club with playground, and a hangout area for teens too.

For family fun on the waves, take out the resort’s sea kayaks and enjoy splashing around together. Family Offer Up to 2 children under 13 years old stay for free when sharing a Deluxe Suite or Deluxe Suite Pool Access with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

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MELATI BEACH RESORT & SPA Thailand Ever popular with families, Melati Beach Resort & Spa is nestled in a white sandy cove on the north east tip of Koh Samui. The Family Pool Villas here sleep up to two adults and three children and with a kids’ club open from 9am to 6pm each day, little ones will find no end of entertainment. Additional activities - from marshmallow barbecues to cinema under the stars - are also sure to delight the youngest in your group. At mealtimes there are plenty of tasty dishes on offer at the main restaurant, or try some authentic Thai food at Kan Sak Thong Restaurant. For great value, choose the resort’s all-inclusive option; the unlimited ice creams will prove particularly popular!

This resort is just a 10 minute transfer from Samui airport, which means no lengthy drives after a long journey with little ones! Family Offer First child under 12 years old stays free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year


THE ANDAMAN, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT Malaysia This fantastic resort in Langkawi sits upon Datai Bay, a beach so picturesque that it has been named the 9th Best Beach in the World by none other than the National Geographic. And here you can stay, amidst a family-friendly culture and all the luxury you could want. In terms of accommodation there are plenty of interconnecting room options available to suit your needs. At the Young Explorers’ Club the kids will have fun making friends and trying out new sports and activities. Then there is the waterslide in the lagoon-style swimming pool, which they’ll struggle to tear themselves away from! As a family there is plenty of adventure to be had. Why not participate in inspiring activities to grow new coral at the resort’s unique Coral Nursery or enjoy an educational talk in the newly opened marine life laboratory?

Trek the gentle, 450m trail to Crystal Cove, a quiet jungle stream that cascades down from the mountain into a natural pool for swimming. Bliss! Family Offer Stay 7 nights only pay for 5 plus up to 2 children under 12 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel completed between 1 Apr - 22 Dec 2016 and 5 Feb - 31 Mar 2017

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANGKAWI Malaysia Nestled between limestone hills and a picture-perfect white sand beach, families are welcomed to this resort with open arms. The complimentary Kids for All Seasons programme for 4 to 12-year-olds is available all year round, with kids’ yoga, on-site rock climbing and archery just some of the activities on offer. While this club is the hub of kids’ activity, children quickly realise that the entire resort is their playground. The whole family can try a multitude of watersports, laze in the whirlpools of the landscaped family pool, or cycle through shady gardens. At the end of a thrilling day, nothing beats a private Family Beach House patio dinner and toasting marshmallows over a bonfire on the sand.

The Mangrove and Monkeys Safari excursion immerses 4 to 12-year-olds in the exciting surrounds of Kilim Karst Geoforest Park; parents welcome too! Family Offer Children up to 18 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year

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GRAND MIRAGE RESORT AND THALASSO BALI Indonesia This grand, all-inclusive resort is set on a beautiful stretch of beach, perfect for lazy family days in the sun. Children are well catered for, with the Bamboo Kids’ Club welcoming youngsters aged 3 to 12 years old, plus a super playground and child-friendly section in the resort’s pool. Teens will love the extensive games lounge too, with billiards, air hockey, table tennis, and games consoles available to get a family tournament going! Other complimentary activities include motorised and non-motorised watersports, bicycle rental and a host of land sports, so there’ll be no ‘I’m bored’ moments here! There are four restaurants to choose from, serving everything from traditional Asian fare to Italian cuisine. The generous all-inclusive package here also includes picnics; perfect for a family lunch on the beach.

Don’t miss seeing a family movie under the stars, showing every Friday at the resort’s mini open air cinema, complete with beanbags and popcorn! Family Offer 1 child aged between 6 - 11 years old or 2 children under 6 years old stay for free on an all-inclusive basis when sharing a room with 2 adults Valid for travel all year in Superior, Deluxe Cottage and Deluxe Club Cottage categories

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BALI MANDIRA BEACH RESORT & SPA Indonesia This resort enjoys a picturesque beachfront setting and is only a short walk from the excellent shopping, traditional art markets and restaurants of Kuta and Legion; great for families who want to explore the local area without hiring a car. Accommodation choices are pleasingly diverse, with Superior Grand Family Rooms comfortably sleeping a family of four and interconnecting room options also available. Additionally, some rooms have Club Lounge access, the benefits of which include all-day snacks and beverages, representing great value when you have hungry youngsters in tow! The whole clan will love lazy days by the family pool, whilst children aged 3 to 12 years old can enjoy an array of activities, from balloon volleyball to Balinese dancing at the kids’ club.

In the evenings, there are two restaurants and three bars to choose from, and Balinese Cultural Nights provide entertainment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Family Offer Receive 25% discount on a second room for children aged up to 12 years old Valid for travel all year


Your water babies can hone their skills on a stay here, with swimming and surf safety lessons available on request.

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HYATT REGENCY DANANG RESORT AND SPA Vietnam With a stunning location on 600 metres of beachfront, the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is a great family-friendly option for your stay on the central coast of Vietnam. The hotel is only twenty minutes transfer from Danang International Airport too, another plus after a long flight with children. From chic Standard Rooms to spacious 3 Bedroom Ocean Villas, there are accommodation options to suit families of all shapes and sizes. Within the resort there are a host of amenities that little ones will love; the waterslide in the main pool and the rock climbing wall for starters! At Camp Hyatt, 3 to 12-year-olds are treated to face-painting, cookery lessons, arts and crafts and more. They can also take a dip in their very own garden pool, all under the supervision of trained staff. If you’re at a loose end whilst they’re having all that fun, we recommend a trip to VIE Spa, where you’ll find treatments that draw on local ingredients and traditions and promise to ease you into the holiday spirit.

Family Offer Complimentary daily activities for children aged 7 years old and above including: Climbing wall, yoga, volleyball, beach soccer, plus swimming lessons and kite flying lessons

For dinner, there are a pleasing range of options, from Vietnamese-style family dining to Italian buffets. Plus Baguette, the resort’s own bakery, sells fresh bread and pastries throughout the day; perfect for snack time. This hotel is ideally placed to take in Vietnamese culture, too. The nearby Cham Museum houses an extensive collection of centuries old art and architecture. Or why not visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son Sanctuary, and explore the Hindu and Cambodian ruins there?

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Concorde House, Canal Street, Chester, CH1 4EJ Telephone: 020 7666 1399 Email: enquiries@westernoriental.com Web: www.westernoriental.com Your call may be recorded for training purposes.

Western & Oriental is part of the ITC Luxury Travel Group. ITC Luxury Travel Group Limited. Registered in England 8687765 VAT No. GB 203 9167 24 All information correct at time of going to print Š All Rights Reserved 2016.

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