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T OP TWENTY FAMILY EXPERIENCES


TOP TW E NT Y FAMILY EXPERIENCES


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ime spent with your family amid the bustle of everyday life is a precious thing. As a CEO and a mother of two young children, I know that from my own experience. That’s why I am so passionate about providing family holidays that cater to all needs, along with all the advice and support you require from your very own experienced Destination Expert. At Western & Oriental we know it’s those little extras that make a big difference. For you that might mean anything from pre-ordering your nappies and pushchair to arranging sailing lessons for your teenager; we can do both 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 your flights and transfers, however long, run as smoothly as possible. The selection of properties in this ‘Top 20’ have been hand-picked for their excellent, family-friendly features and diverse destinations; from Marbella to Malaysia! I do hope you’ll find an offer to inspire your next family holiday, and if not, our experts are always on hand to recommend the perfect travel choice for you and yours. Happy travels! Jennifer Atkinson, CEO

The perfect temperature We know that little ones are more sensitive to hot climates than the average grown-up, so below we’ve compiled a handy guide to the ideal school holiday destinations in this brochure: Easter holidays

Dubai, Caribbean, Far East, Canary Islands

May half term

Europe

Summer holidays

Europe and USA

October half term

Dubai, Canary Islands, Indian Ocean

Christmas holidays

Indian Ocean, Caribbean


MARBELLA CLUB HOTEL, GOLF RESORT & SPA MARBELLA, SPAIN Located on the Golden Mile, the elegant Marbella Club boasts a host of sports on land and at sea to keep everyone entertained. There is a plethora of restaurants, all with children’s menus, and accommodation options range from interconnecting rooms to three or four bedroom private villas with their own kitchens.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... The new 5,000 square metre, specially designed Kids Club features its own kitchen for youngsters to hone their culinary skills, and a Mini Gardeners patch, where they can pick fresh ingredients! Up to two children stay free when sharing parents’ room

7 nights bed & breakfast from £3,565 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Double Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £390 per family

ANANTARA VILAMOURA *OPENS APRIL 2017!* ALGARVE, PORTUGAL

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The first Anantara resort in Europe will feature a host of family-friendly facilities. Upon arrival, children receive their own check-in experience and welcome treats, whilst at the purpose-built Worldwide Kids Company run kids’ club, they’ll be able to try new things from cookery to adventure safaris. Family time spent on the gorgeous sandy beach will please water babies and sun-worshippers of all ages!

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FAMILY FAVOURITES... Teenagers aren’t forgotten with watersports, golf clinics, a dance academy and ‘The Hub’ to keep them entertained. Receive 10% discount and one child stays free when sharing parents’ room 7 nights bed & breakfast from £1,655 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Double Deluxe Garden View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £330 per family

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Family Villa Holidays from Villa Select A proud sister brand of Western & Oriental, Villa Select has been known for its discerning selection of hand-picked villas for decades. Each property in our portfolio is carefully chosen for its individual character and style, with variety the key to ensuring we find you the perfect place to suit your personal needs, tastes and wants. Our first-hand knowledge of our properties means that we’ll always find the ideal destination for your family villa holiday, in Europe and beyond.

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SPORTS HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR TEAM Spectate Sports Travel is a sister company of Western & Oriental, part of the ITC Luxury Travel Group. We specialise in family packages to cricket, rugby, motorsports, tennis, golf, football, and other sporting events, offering a choice of tickets and hospitality with packages that include flights, accommodation and transportation. So if you fancy taking your team on a sports holiday, speak to Spectate Sports Travel to arrange a bespoke package.

2017 – 18 ASHES SERIES

FOOTBALL WEEKEND BREAKS

Spectate Sports Travel is an official tour operator for the 2017-18 Ashes Series in Australia for all five Tests; meaning you and your brood can celebrate Christmas in Melbourne, New Year’s Eve in Sydney or venture to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to follow the England cricket team on a once in a lifetime adventure.

Our unique European weekend breaks are the perfect option for a low cost, memorable family experience close to home. With options including FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, aspiring footballers will be overwhelmed watching their heroes play live!

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All offers are subject to availability, include return economy class flights and are based on 2 adults and one child sharing.


APHRODITE HILLS VILLAS & APARTMENTS CYPRUS These spacious villas and apartments are set within the exclusive and beautiful Aphrodite Hills Resort. All accommodation features kitchens, living space and communal or private pools; combining the privacy of a villa holiday with proximity to resort facilities such as a kids’ club, baby crèche, playground, shops and restaurants.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Active families with love the soccer school, tennis academy and 18-hole golf course here, not to mention horse riding and a fantastic beach club. Receive 10% discount 7 nights room only from £1,335 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Two Bedroom Apartment including flights and transfers Saving up to £235 per family

HILLSIDE BEACH CLUB FETHIYE, TURKEY Set on the Blue Flag beach Kalemya Bay, Hillside Beach Club offers a relaxed atmosphere and wealth of facilities. There are complimentary clubs for kids, tweens and even teens, who will love having their own space. At meal times there’s plenty of choice at the Main Restaurant’s sumptuous buffet, or Italian favourites at the Beach Bar & Restaurant, meaning even fussy eaters will find a tasty dish to please.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Tennis, archery, Pilates, waterskiing, wake boarding, scuba diving and speedboat rides are just some of the options for days filled with family fun. Receive 20% discount plus one child stays and dines free when sharing parents’ room 7 nights full board from £1,579 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Superior Double Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £825 per family

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ASIA GARDENS HOTEL & THAI SPA COSTA BLANCA, SPAIN Occupying a stunning mountain location in southern Spain, Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa boasts plenty to please guests of all ages. During the day children will love playing in the family pool, pirate-themed play area at the Pirates Club (for 4 to 12-year-olds), and in the evening can enjoy the themed nights and entertainment on offer with the grown-ups.

FAMILY FAVOURITES Want to get out and explore? The hotel’s familyfriendly entertainment team can recommend and arrange local excursions to make the most of your trip to sunny Spain. 20% early booking discount 7 nights bed & breakfast from £2,135 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £590 per family

EAGLES VILLAS *OPENS SUMMER 2017!* HALKIDIKI, GREECE These spacious villas sit in their own quiet enclave of the wider Eagles Palace Resort in Halkidiki. Within your one or two-bedroom villa you’ll find a kitchenette, shaded outdoor dining area and private plunge pool, perfect for cooling little ones down in the midday heat. In the resort itself you’ll discover kids clubs, restaurants and a pristine Blue Flag beach. T O P T W E N T Y FA M I LY E X P E R I E N C E S

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Ask your Destination Expert about The Explorers Club, a specialist watersports programme for children between 5 and 13-years-old, introducing them to sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, waterskiing and diving. 20% early booking discount, complimentary half board plus one child stays free when sharing sharing parents’ villa 7 nights half board from £2,199 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Junior Pool Villa including flights and transfers Saving up to £1,725 per family

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MONTE SANTO RESORT ALGARVE, PORTUGAL Designed with families in mind, here you’ll find a large open playground area, child-friendly pools and spacious suites and villas that all come with fully-equipped kitchens. As well as a host of on-site facilities, nearby there’s Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve (one of Europe’s largest kart circuits) as well as four water and theme parks, the Lagos Zoo, mini golf courses and watersports to be enjoyed.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... The ‘Baby Must Have!’ programme here provides all those child-friendly essentials, from baby monitors to bedtime storybooks, making it easier for parents to travel light! 15% early booking discount 7 nights room only from £1,645 per family sharing a One Bedroom Suite including flights and transfers Saving up to £330 per family

MARBELLA CORFU CORFU, GREECE MarBella Corfu is a wonderful, family friendly property with an all-inclusive option. Youngsters will love the tailored activities at the Teens Club and ‘Meli’ Kids Club (run by Ofsted accredited Worldwide Kids Company), whilst for the littlest guests, a WWKC crèche is also available. With an array of watersports, tennis and football courts and plenty of evening entertainment, there’s lots of opportunity for whole-family fun too!

FAMILY FAVOURITES... The resort boasts two dedicated children’s pools; one with water slides and splash-about fun, the other one designed especially for toddlers and only around 30cm deep. One child stays free when sharing parents’ room 7 nights half board from £1,765 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Superior Double Garden View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £165 per family

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SUGAR BAY BARBADOS

When you and yours stay at Sugar Bay you’ll enjoy a generous all-inclusive offering and a prime beachfront location on Barbados’s southern coast; an area packed with possibilities for fun on a family holiday. Young families will love the complimentary crèche here, not to mention the fact all infants stay free with their parents all year round. The kids’ club will delight those up to 11-years-old, whilst older kids will find their own space at the Teen Clubhouse.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Enjoy a day on the water with the complimentary watersports including kayaking amd boogie boarding. Or head to the hotel’s Activities Desk and arrange a day out seeing the sights, from swimming with turtles to the stalactites and stalagmites of Harrison’s Cave.

FAMILY OFFER... One child stays free when sharing parents’ room 7 nights half board from £1,765 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Superior Double Garden View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £165 per family

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PARADISUS VARADERO CUBA

Why not head to Cuba for your next family holiday? With pristine sands, great weather and plenty to explore - not to mention direct flights from London to Varadero starting in April this year - we’d certainly recommend it for some time away en masse. A new Family Concierge section of the Paradisus Varadero resort opened in November, with its own exclusive pools and facilities geared towards providing the perfect child-friendly holiday. With a location on one of Cuba’s finest beaches, where better to enjoy quality time together?

FAMILY FAVOURITES... In your spacious Family Concierge Suite you’ll find child-sized bathrobes and slippers, plus a host of complimentary services including a milk and cookies turn down each night, a Paradise Kids’ Beach Kit on arrival and even an express laundry service!

FAMILY OFFER Receive 20% early booking discount 7 nights all-inclusive from £5,495 per family of two adults and two children sharing a Family Concierge Junior Suite including flights and transfers Saving up to £739 per family

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DUSIT THANI LAGUNA PHUKET PHUKET, THAILAND Located on an exquisite beach, this Thai resort promises a family holiday to remember. Together you can get involved in the many daily activities on offer - from bike tours to cooking classes - or the children will find endless fun at the kids’ club and playground. Dusit Club Rooms are a great value option, as guests here enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and more.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... For larger families the duplex two-bedroom Pool Villas make the perfect base, with their fully-equipped kitchens, spacious bedrooms and lake or beachfront location. 25% early booking discount 7 nights bed & breakfast from £3,295 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Sea View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £495 per family

THE ANDAMAN LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA This fantastic Langkawi resort sits upon Datai Bay, a location renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. Here you can enjoy a family-friendly culture and all the comfort you desire. With the Young Explorers’ Club and the waterslide in the lagoon-style swimming pool, children will be in heaven!

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As a family there is plenty of adventure to be had. Why not get involved in growing new coral at the resort’s Coral Nursery or spot some amazing, rare wildlife on a walk through the surrounding rainforest? 17% early booking discount plus two free nights 7 nights bed & breakfast from £3,679 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Rainforest View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £830 per family

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANGKAWI LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA

Families are welcomed with open arms at this spectacular resort, which boasts a setting within 48 acres of botanical gardens and directly on a mile-long beach. The complimentary Kids for All Seasons programme is the hub of kids’ activity, but children quickly realise that the entire resort is a playground, with watersports, a multi-tiered family pool with whirlpools, and signature eco adventures that all ages can enjoy. Spacious Family Beach Villas make the perfect base to retire to after all that excitement. You can enjoy private dining here or at one of three excellent restaurants, all of which offer family menus.

FAMILY FAVOURITES The Mangrove and Eagles Safari excursion immerses 4 to 12-year-olds in the exciting surrounds of Kilim Karst Geoforest Park; parents welcome too!

FAMILY OFFER 35% early booking discount 7 nights bed & breakfast from £5,855 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Garden Pavilion Ground Floor Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £1,605 per family

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SONEVA FUSHI MALDIVES

Ultra-luxe Indian Ocean resort Soneva Fushi lies hidden away in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve just a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Malé airport. Choose from villas with up to nine bedrooms to suit your family’s needs, with some even boasting a waterslide from the first floor into your private pool! Children and adults will be wowed by the resort’s chocolate parlour, dessert room, open-air cinema, observatory and ‘Mr/Mrs Friday’ butler service, with cooking classes and dolphin cruises the perfect way to spend time together.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... The Den is the resort’s complimentary kids-zone and playground for the imagination with its own pools and waterslides, swim-up mocktail bar, pirate ship, LEGO room and music room filled with instruments.

FAMILY OFFER... Two free nights plus complimentary half board for adults. Plus up to two children stay free on a full board basis and receive free transfers when sharing parents’ room. 7 nights half board from £8,175 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Crusoe Villa including flights and transfers Saving up to £6,340 per family

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OUTRIGGER MAURITIUS BEACH RESORT MAURITIUS Occupying a breathtaking beachfront location, this resort is a fantastic option for an authentic family holiday. Facilities please all ages, with swimming pools, tennis courts and watersports, as well as a kids’ club with its own pool and supervised activities that run into the evening. The main restaurant Mercado even boasts a dedicated kids’ section.

FAMILY FAVOURITES The Deluxe Family Seaview Rooms offer a second bedroom with bunk beds and the Navasana Spa offers treatments for kids, including a cooling cucumber body wrap for sun-kissed skin. Receive 30% discount plus up to three children stay free when sharing parents’ room 7 nights bed & breakfast from £4,269 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Family Sea View Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £625 per family

MAALIFUSHI BY COMO MALDIVES This chic beach retreat indulges every guest in a luxurious picture postcard paradise. We suggest a stay in a Beach Suite; surrounded by gardens, a private terrace and pool, and with plenty of space. Three dining options ensure there’s always something to tempt tiny taste buds, with familyfriendly Thila restaurant a favourite.

FAMILY FAVOURITES Water babies will have a whale of a time thanks to the watersports centre’s huge range of activities, and at the kids’ club ‘Play by COMO’ youngsters can enjoy incredible experiential activities. Two free nights, complimentary half board, plus up to two children stay free when sharing parents’ room. Plus extra 10% early booking discount 7 nights half board from £7,379 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Beach Suite including flights and transfers Saving up to £5,830 per family

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ANANTARA DHIGU MALDIVES RESORT MALDIVES We love this resort for the fact younger guests have been so well considered. Highlights include: free dining from the kids’ menus in the eight restaurants for children under-six and a pampering spa menu specifically for kids. The Two Bedroom Family Villas are ideal with their separate bedrooms.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Children aged 3 to 12-years-old will have endless fun playing games and learning all about the island at the Dhoni Kids’ Club, which is run by qualified child supervisors. Receive 30% discount plus up to two children stay and dine free and receive complimentary transfers when sharing parents’ room 7 nights bed & breakfast from £5,135 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Sunrise Beach Villa including flights and transfers Saving up to £1,650 per family

ANANTARA KIHAVAH MALDIVES VILLAS MALDIVES Children will be wowed by their arrival into the Maldives thanks to the incredible 35-minute seaplane transfer to this resort over islands and atolls. In resort the Family Beach Pool Villas have two spacious bedrooms and the private pool has a shallow area with sunken sun loungers.

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Spend an evening under the stars with a family cinema screening…al fresco! Choose your favourite movie, then cosy up on the comfy sofa with popcorn and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Receive 30% discount, complimentary half board, plus up to two children stay free on a full board basis and receive complimentary transfers when sharing parents’ room 7 nights half board from £9,629 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Beach Pool Villa including flights and transfers Saving up to £6,045 per family

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SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH RESORT & SPA OMAN Three hotels make up this expansive resort; we recommend family-friendly Al Waha where the family rooms include a PlayStation and games for kids. The 600 metres of private beach, a lazy river, the Cool Zone Kids’ Club, Adventure Zone with its own climbing wall and Splashpad water play area are certain to keep them busy!

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Camel and pony rides run along the beach from Bait Al Bahr to Al Bandar and are a favourite activity for younger guests (charges apply) Receive 30% discount plus one child stays free when sharing parents’ room 5 nights half board from £2,475 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Superior Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £345 per family

ATLANTIS THE PALM DUBAI Each age group has been very well thought of at Atlantis, with a babysitting service, Kid’s Club (ages 3 - 12) and Club Rush for teens (ages 13 -18); ensuring that regardless of the ages of your brood, there’s plenty to entertain them. Some 23 restaurants, bars and lounges will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to mealtimes.

FAMILY FAVOURITES... Both complimentary to resort guests, The Lost Chambers Aquarium will fascinate kids with its 65,000 marine animals, while Aquaventure Waterpark has record-breaking slides! Receive 30% discount plus complimentary half board 5 nights half board from £4,249 per family of two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room including flights and transfers Saving up to £2,120 per family

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Fly Stateside with Virgin Atlantic Virgin Atlantic is an award-winning international airline which flies to over 30 destinations worldwide. Ever innovative and always ahead of the curve, they strive to make your travel experience the best it can possibly be; a mission which ensures their place as one of our preferred travel partners. The launch of new direct flights from the UK with Virgin Atlantic and their partner Delta Air Lines® has now secured superb family travel options to the USA, with convenient flight times for children and arrivals into the finest regions for holidays with kids.

Family-friendly Travel with Virgin Atlantic Highlights of flying with children on-board Virgin Atlantic’s award-winning aircrafts include: • In-flight entertainment with movies, games and TV shows • K-iD Kits are given out at boarding • Baby food and children’s meals created with fussy eaters in mind • In-flight cots free of charge

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FOR A BESPOKE FAMILY HOLIDAY WITH VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHTS


USA Inspiration Discover the ‘wonder across the pond’ with these family-friendly holidays from Virgin Atlantic and Western & Oriental. • Family Adventure Through Utah’s National Parks plus Las Vegas 13-day fly-drive • Florida’s Theme Parks & New York Family Adventure - 7 nights in Orlando & 3 nights in New York City • Family Whale Watching, Wilderness & Wild West Ranch - 4 nights in Seattle & 5 nights at the ranch • California Coast Family Discovery including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Carmel and San Francisco - 9-day fly-drive

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