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the 2014 Sale Caribtours has been arranging bespoke holidays for 35 years and we have a real love for the wonderful destinations that we work with. Our friendly, award-winning team has travelled the globe in 2013 visiting old favourites and unearthing some hidden gems - we know we can find the perfect holiday for you. Whether you are looking to escape to warmer climes next week, next month or even next year, we’ve got a selection of offers to tempt you.

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one&only resorts

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Escape & Unwind

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paradisus playa del carmen - la esmeralda mexico La Esmeralda is a resort that foregoes all the normal kiddy clichés, a cool and contemporary hotel that delivers family fun with an uncommon style and panache. Spacious accommodation means there’s plenty of room for everyone, not least in the highly recommended Family Concierge Suites, which include access to an exclusive lounge, private pool and beach area, as well as the Hydro Grill restaurant and swim-up bar. You’ll also find a host of extra goodies in your suite, such as a custom bathroom pack with kids’ size amenities, and a special beach kit that includes all the essentials for staying safe in the sun. There’s an awesome array of family-friendly facilities to keep younger guests entertained, including a large swimming pool with a separate children’s section featuring a pirate-themed play area and slides. They’ll also love the Kids’ Zone which offers a variety of daily activities for 5-12 year olds; there are arts and crafts workshops, beach excursions, movies, themed parties, evening activities and lots more. Meanwhile, parents can relax on the beach or escape to the blissful YHI Spa and Health Club at adult-only sister hotel, La Perla, located right next door.

7 nights from £1,579 per person, saving up to £1,450 per family

Based on 2 adults sharing a Luxury Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. Children 2-12 yrs from £645. Offers: 15% saving / Kids stay and eat free / US$1,000 resort credit per room per stay

La Esmeralda has everything you could want for a fabulous family holiday – spacious suites, endless activities and restaurants serving a variety of delicious cuisine, guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding young palates.

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shangri-la’s barr al jissah al waha & al Bandar, oman Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa consists of three hotels in one, three unique concepts which have been designed to reflect Oman’s rich blend of cultures. For couples there is no need to read on, as Al Husn is undoubtedly the hotel for you, but if you’re travelling with children then you have a choice to make… Al Waha, the largest of the three, is perfect for families with younger kids, offering stunning swimming pools fringed by date palms to create an oasis-style feel. It is also home to the Cool Zone Kids’ Club (4-8 yrs) and Splashpad water play area, as well as the start of the fantastic 500 metre Lazy River. You can also reserve guaranteed interconnecting rooms at Al Waha, so there’s no need to fret about the kids ending up on a different floor to you. Al Bandar, meanwhile, has larger rooms, quieter pools and a more laid-back feel, making it a better fit if you’re travelling with older children. You still have access to all the facilities at Al Waha, and the Lazy River passes through, so you can grab a rubber ring and hop right in. On top of all this, Adventure Zone and GameZ at Al Mazaar Souk provide further facilities for children and teens from both hotels.

5 nights at Al Waha from £999 per person, saving up to £578 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Seaview Room including breakfast. Children 2-11 yrs from £585. Offers: 20% saving / Kids stay and eat free

5 nights at Al Bandar from £1,035 per person, saving up to £615 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Seafacing Room including breakfast. Children 2-11 yrs from £585. Offers: 20% saving / Kids stay and eat free

exclusive offer Al Waha Complimentary room upgrade from a Superior Room to a Superior Seaview Room Al Bandar Complimentary room upgrade from a Deluxe Room to a Deluxe Seafacing Room


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REASONS FOR VISITING four seasons... Renowned the world over as a honeymooners’ paradise, the Maldives has another side to it that you might not have considered. Dream-like desert islands encircled by the calmest of turquoise waters, vibrant marine ecosystems teeming with colourful sea creatures and some of the finest resorts in the world make this a superb destination for families too, and nowhere is this more apparent than at the two Four Seasons resorts, Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru. Both offer custom built accommodation for families; Kuda Huraa’s Family Beach Bungalows are perfect for those with younger children, featuring a separate room with up to two beds, plus a shaded bale outside on the decking area, great for taking a break from the sun’s rays, while Landaa Giraavaru more than matches up with its spacious Family Beach Villas. The complimentary Kids For All Seasons programme includes the Kuda Mas (‘little fish’) and Kuda Velaa (‘little turtle’) Kids’ Clubs for 4-12 yrs, and there are superb facilities for teenagers, with all the latest gadgets. The resorts also more than deliver on the promise to genuinely make learning fun; visit the Marine Discovery Centre for a fascinating insight into conservation projects such as coral reefscaping and turtle rehabilitation, or join the resort’s manta ray researchers on their boat between June – October. So how do you choose between the two of them? Well, we haven’t quite figured that one out yet…

Four Seasons resort kuda huraa maldives 7 nights from £2,625 per person, saving up to £3,000 per FAMILY Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Pavilion with Pool (Sunset) on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £740. Offers: Stay 7 pay 5 / Complimentary Half Board for 2 adults

Four Seasons resort landaa giraavaru maldives 7 nights from £3,249 per person, saving up to £3,685 per Family Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Bungalow with Pool on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £939. Offers: Stay 7 pay 5 / Complimentary Half Board for 2 adults


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Anantara dhigu resort & spa maldives Fusing rustic Maldivian architecture and aspects of Thai interior design, Dhigu offers spacious and welcoming accommodation with a laid-back vibe, perfectly reflecting the Maldives’ natural beauty. Families are more than welcome here, and are very well catered for in the Sunset Family Villas, which feature a king bedded room and outdoor bathroom for parents, and a separate twin bedded room with a mini bathroom for the kids. The Dhoni Kidz Club for 3-11 yrs offers a host of activities, giving little ones the chance to explore the island, get creative with arts and crafts, play indoor or outdoor sports and meet other guests their own age. With the children suitably distracted, parents can unwind at the soothing Anantara Spa, which boasts 9 over-water treatment suites. Or, if you fancy something a little more full-on, the natural lagoon and surrounding waters play host to an impressive variety of watersports including kayaking, windsurfing, parasailing and waterskiing, and there’s also a beachfront infinity edge freshwater swimming pool, tennis, badminton and volleyball.

7 nights from £2,075 per person, saving up to £1,580 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Sunrise Beach Villa including breakfast. Children 2-11 yrs from £799. Offers: Stay 7 pay 5 / Kids stay free

exclusive offer Complimentary upgrade from Half Board to Half Board Dine Around or Full Board to Full Board Dine Around and a US$350 resort credit per room per stay


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bay gardens beach resort saint lucia

Sitting on one of the most stunning beaches in Saint Lucia, in the heart of lively Rodney Bay Village, Bay Gardens is a popular choice for an affordable family break. Facilities on offer include a large lagoon pool with Jacuzzi, La Mer Spa and Beauty Salon, fitness centre, children’s play area, scuba diving and a range of other watersports on the beach. Golf and horse riding can be arranged nearby and babysitting services are also available.

7 nights from £1,249 per person, saving up to £845 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room including breakfast. Children 2-16 yrs from £799. Offers: Save up to 40% / Kids eat free

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turtle beach by elegant hotels barbados We love the thoughtful little touches at Turtle Beach, like the shaded beach loungers where kids can take an afternoon nap out of the sun, and the fruit and ice lollies that are served on the beach every day. Families love it here too, and the recently upgraded Flying Fish Kids’ Club is excellent, open daily from 9am to 9pm for children between 3-12 yrs. There is also live entertainment most evenings, 2 swimming pools, a children’s pool, tennis courts and watersports including sailing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and kayaking.

7 nights from £1,635 per person, saving up to £1,255 per family Based on 2 adults sharing an Ocean View Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. Children 2-16 yrs from £665. Offer: Save up to 30%

Exclusive offer Complimentary room upgrade from a Pool/Garden View Junior Suite to an Ocean View Junior Suite.

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windjammer landing Villa Beach Resort saint lucia

One of our most popular family resorts, Windjammer Landing has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is very child friendly, with a wide range of accommodation options including two, three and four bedroom villas. The Jacquot Fun Club offers daily activities for children aged 4-12 yrs, and the resort also provides a Teen Club and babysitting services. If you don’t want to self-cater, the All-Inclusive plan offers great value for money - as well as your meals and drinks, it also includes complimentary waterskiing, knee-boarding and wake-boarding.

7 nights from £1,135 per person, saving up to £1,220 per couple

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Based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Villa on Room Only. Children 2-12 yrs from £749. Offers: Accommodation saving / Kids eat free

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Round Hill hotel & Villas jamaica

Round Hill’s stylish villas, offering up to six bedrooms, are especially recommended for families. Most have a private pool and each is individually designed and decorated to a very high standard with its own charming staff. Younger guests can enjoy the supervised Pineapple Kids’ Club, open daily for ages 3-12 yrs and with activities including nature walks, arts and crafts, watersports and reggae dance classes. There is also a teen lounge with a TV, Xbox and table football, as well as a tennis clinic during July and August.

7 nights from £2,665 per person, saving up to £2,200 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Two Bedroom Classic Villa including breakfast. Children 4-12 yrs from £795. Offers: 20% saving / Kids 12 yrs and under eat free

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Le Touessrok mauritius

A member of The Leading Hotels of the World and winner of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best Hotel in Africa/Indian Ocean’ 2013 award, Le Touessrok has built a formidable reputation as one of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world. This is the place to bring your family and create the kind of memories that linger long after the holiday snaps have faded and the kids have grown up. The little ones can enjoy activities galore, with the T-Club for ages 4-11 yrs offering everything from windsurfing lessons to special kids’ dinners, while mum and dad relax in the exclusive Givenchy spa or play a few rounds at the superb Bernhard Langer designed golf course.

7 nights from £1,825 per person, saving up to £1,100 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £699. Offers: 10% saving / One child 2-17 yrs stays free

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Although it’s the over-water villas that have been grabbing all the headlines – they’re Dubai’s first ever – it would be remiss of us not to dedicate a few column inches to the family facilities on offer at this sparkling new resort on The Palm. The lagoon access rooms are rather unique, giving on to private terraces with steps straight down into the lagoon-style pool, with the larger Deluxe Lagoon Access Rooms big enough to accommodate two adults and two kids under 12 yrs. There are also a handful of two storey Deluxe Family Lagoon View Rooms, featuring a king bedded en-suite room for mum and dad and a second twin room for kids, although they sell out fast, so you’ll need to book well in advance to secure one of these. When you also factor in the complimentary kids’ and teens’ clubs, children’s pool and a choice of watersports including kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing and pedalos, you’ll find that you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable family escape.

5 nights from £1,085 per person, saving up to £1,190 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Premier Lagoon View Room on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £580. Offers: Early bird - save up to 20% / Complimentary Half Board for 2 adults / Kids stay free / Excursion Savings


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An entire wing dedicated to families, complete with interconnecting family rooms? Check. Saint Lucia’s largest waterpark? Check. Ziplining, rock climbing and the only paintballl venue in the Caribbean? Check. If you’re looking for somewhere for the kids to let off some steam, then you’d be hard pressed to find a hotel that delivers so much at such a great price. The resort has also just undergone a complete refurbishment, so there has never been a better time to visit.

7 nights from £1,199 per person, saving up to £2,350 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Garden Splash Room on All-Inclusive. Children 2-16 yrs from £695.

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Fairmont The Palm dubai

Fairmont Family Rooms feature two queen beds, or for more space you can combine two adjoining rooms to create a family unit with a private entrance.

5 nights from £1,065 per person, saving up to £1,500 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Fairmont City View Room on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £569. Offers: 60 day early bird - 30% off / Stay 7 pay 5 / Resort credit

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Avani Kalutara resort

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An affordable option in a stunning location, set on a natural peninsula with the Indian Ocean on one side and the mighty Kalu Ganga River on the other.

7 nights from £975 per person, saving up to £590 per family Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Lagoon View Room on Half Board. Children 2-11 yrs from £650. Offer: 25% saving

Exclusive offer Kids 0-12 yrs stay free


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the art of cooking at cap maison, saint lucia

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Tom from our team recently returned from a stay at Cap Maison where he was wowed by the food:

We just couldn’t stop talking about the food at the Cliff at Cap restaurant. Everything from the omelettes at breakfast to the tapas at lunchtime and the five course tasting menu for dinner was sublime, each dish a work of art with wonderfully grandiloquent names like ‘A Theme on one Flavour: Pineapple’ and ‘A study on Vine Ripe Tomatoes’. If you want my advice, and if it’s still on the menu when you go, try the gooey Guayaquil chocolate fondant with vanilla pod ice cream; it takes 15 minutes for the chefs to carefully craft each one, but it’s worth the wait for that warm and fuzzy feeling of chocolatey contentedness at the end of your meal. Since my visit the hotel has opened a brand new restaurant, The Naked Fisherman, bringing the same meticulous approach to casual beach dining, and I can’t wait to go back and try it out!

7 nights from £1,599 per person, saving up to £1,750 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room including breakfast. Offer: Stay 7 pay 6

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Six of the best at the St. Regis Mauritius Resort With six superb fine dining venues on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice at The St. Regis Mauritius Resort… • • • • • •

Le Manoir Dining Room: a fusion of French and Mauritian influences in a charming setting. The Boathouse Bar & Grill: an elegant beachfront affair where you can enjoy gourmet seafood and vintage Champagnes with your feet in the sand and live entertainment in the evenings. Simply India: serves up a modern interpretation of authentic flavours from the subcontinent under the direction of double Michelin-starred Atul Kochhar. Inspiration: a small, intimate space where you have the opportunity to sample the newest culinary compositions and inspirations of the chef. Atsuko: offers Japanese delicacies such as teriyaki, sashimi and tempura, and also doubles as a Japanese cookery school during the week. Floating Market: completes the line-up with healthy dishes from across South East Asia.

7 nights from £2,250 per person, saving up to £4,285 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Beachfront Junior Suite on Half Board. Offer: Stay 7 pay 5 / 40% saving / 50% saving on a second room for children

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Cobblers cove barbados

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Executive Chef Michael Harrison trained at Michelin-starred Le Gavroche in London under Michel Roux Jr., counts some of the world’s finest resorts among his previous employers, and once cooked for President George Bush Snr. Now back in his native Barbados as Cobblers Cove’s Executive Chef, Michael is part of the award-winning culinary team that has earnt the hotel its place as one of only four Relais & Châteaux hotels in the entire Caribbean.

7 nights from £1,729 per person, saving up to £450 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Suite including breakfast. Offer: Stay 7 pay 6

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Exclusive offer US$450 resort credit per room per week for all stays in March / US$250 resort credit at other times

calabash grenada

If you think you know what all-inclusive means, then think again. Start each day with a delicious à la carte breakfast served on your private patio, enjoy a casual lunch at Bash on the beautiful palm-fringed beach, and make sure you leave room for dinner at Gary Rhodes’ eponymous, world-class restaurant in the evening… A stay at Calabash is a truly unforgettable culinary experience, a foodie’s paradise where all-inclusive meets haute cuisine.

7 nights from £1,799 per person, saving up to £925 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. Offer: 10% accommodation saving

Exclusive offer Stay 7 pay 6 between 1 March - 31 October

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Dining at Jamaica Inn is never anything less than a first class affair. The wonderful Terrace Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and six-course gourmet dinners in a beautiful, open air setting overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Afternoon tea and pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres can be enjoyed on the Cocktail Terrace, and you also have the option of taking any, or indeed all, of your meals in the comfort of your suite or cottage with their unique oversized private verandahs.

7 nights from £1,569 per person, saving up to £1,865 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Verandah Suite on Room Only. Offers: 15% accommodation saving / Stay 7 pay 5

Exclusive offer Complimentary room upgrade from a Superior Balcony Suite to a Deluxe Verandah Suite, or from a Deluxe Verandah Suite to a Premier Verandah Suite.

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Dining at Le Prince Maurice is superb, and the drinks menu isn’t bad either, with a new 15,000 bottle wine cellar at L’Archipel plus a brand new bar near Le Barachois, the romantic floating restaurant.

7 nights from £1,975 per person, saving up to £2,695 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on Full Board. Offers: 60 day early bird - 15% saving / 25% saving / Complimentary Full Board

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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Choose one of the set menus at Silk & Spice, the Thai restaurant, to experience as many of the fantastic dishes on offer as possible, and be prepared for a couple of extra plates to arrive, courtesy of the chef!

3 nights from £749 per person, saving up to £745 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room on Half Board. Offer: Stay 3 pay 2

Exclusive offer Up to a 60% saving plus complimentary Half Board


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moon palace mexico

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When it comes to active pursuits, this larger than life resort truly has something for everyone: a challenging 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, 8 swimming pools with separate children’s areas, a FlowRider surf simulator, 2 fitness centres, tennis, mini-golf, non-motorised watersports and scuba lessons to boot. And if you’re still feeling energetic make your way to the dance floor at the chic NOIR nightclub, where cutting edge beats fill the room until 3am, and sometimes later!

7 nights from £1,385 per person Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Deluxe Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. Offers: Kids stay and eat free / US$1,500 resort credit per room per stay.

Exclusive offer Complimentary room upgrade from a Deluxe Resort View Room

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The Landings saint lucia

Blessed with arguably the best beach on Saint Lucia and boasting supremely well-equipped suites, The Landings is a splendid base for an active holiday. The hotel recently hosted participants of the inaugural Saint Lucia Triathlon, which makes perfect sense when you consider some of the facilities on offer here: a state-of-the-art fitness centre, floodlit tennis club and virtually every watersport you can think of, including sailing, snorkelling, kayaking and scuba diving.

7 nights from £1,759 per person, saving up to £1,335 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Marina View Villa Suite including breakfast. Offer: Save up to 30%.

Exclusive offer US$200 resort credit (valid for watersports tuition, tennis lessons or spa treatments).

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Well / Fit at the bodyholiday, saint lucia The BodyHoliday has a well deserved reputation as the premier spa and wellness centre in the Caribbean, but those who favour a more active break would be wrong to assume that a stay here is all about lying around being pampered. A holiday here is whatever you make of it, and the sports facilities are extensive: a beachfront deck and pool for water aerobics, scuba training and water volleyball, a further three swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, a watersports centre and a Golf Academy with resident pro mean you won’t be short of ways to keep busy. The 18-hole St Lucia Golf & Country Club is also nearby and is available to guests at a reduced rate. If you’re travelling with kids, then you may be interested in the resort’s innovative WellFit Families weeks, which take place in July and August. Bring out your competitive streak with activities including parent vs children competitions, sailing regattas, cooking classes and fitness training.

7 nights from £2,079 per person, saving up to £650 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Luxury Room on All-Inclusive. Offers: Save up to 30%

The BodyHoliday is one of our clients’ favourite hotels, and it’s one of my favourites too. The combination of sports, spa and relaxation really is hard to beat, and our good friends, the Barnard family, make sure that Caribtours clients are especially well looked after here Paul, Managing Director


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One&Only excels at creating individual, authentic resorts in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, delivering unrivalled levels of luxury and service. From the opulent splendour of Arabia to the idyllic islands of the Indian Ocean and the calming rhythms of the Caribbean, let us introduce you to some of the finest resorts on the planet.

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One&Only Ocean Club first opened its doors in 1962 with a glittering ball hosted by founder, Huntington Hartford, and 50 years on this gorgeous property still exudes old world style and elegance. It’s the little touches that are so impressive here, like the butler serving you sorbet on the beach or chocolate-dipped strawberries and a pre-dinner glass of Champagne in your room every evening.

7 nights from £1,999 per person, saving up to £4,215 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Room including breakfast. Offers: Stay 7 pay 5 / Complimentary breakfast

one&only le saint gérAN MAURITIUS Set on a stunning peninsula and with one of the best beaches on Mauritius, One&Only Le Saint Géran has a well-justified reputation as one of the world’s premier resorts, not least because of the superb dining on offer. Rasoi by Vineet, perched over the lagoon, serves contemporary Indian cuisine created by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia, while PRIME Contemporary Grill offers mouthwatering dishes accompanied by an impressive selection of fine wines in a sleek, modern venue – don’t leave without trying the slow cooked Wagyu beef short ribs!

7 nights from £1,799 per person, saving up to £3,000 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board. Offers: Stay 7 pay 4 / Complimentary Half Board / Kids stay free


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In a city that tends to do big and brash over boutique and intimate, this exquisite resort is rather unique. Laze on designer day beds, experience the culinary wizardry of Michelin-starred Yannick Alléno and pamper yourself in the elegant sanctuary of One&Only Spa.

5 nights from £1,379 per person, saving up to £1,985 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Manor House Premier Room on Half Board. Offers: Early bird - up to a 35% saving / Complimentary Half Board / One child 0-11 yrs stays free / Excursion Savings

The palace at one&only royal mirage, Dubai Built to recreate the splendour and opulence of an Arabian palace, this sumptuous beachfront property evokes the romance and magic of the Arabia of legend.

5 nights from £1,115 per person, saving up to £1,075 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Deluxe Room on Half Board. Offers: Early bird - up to a 35% saving / Complimentary Half Board / One child 0-11 yrs stays free / Excursion Savings

arabian court at one&only royal mirage, Dubai

residence & Spa at one&only royal mirage, Dubai

There’s a real sense of romance about the Arabian Court, with its intimate courtyard, meandering walkways, fountains and reflecting pool.

The discreet and stylish Residence & Spa is an enticing hideaway with a private members club feel. The beautiful Oriental Hammam is a must, the perfect place to completely unwind.

5 nights from £1,115 per person, saving up to £1,075 per couple

5 nights from £1,339 per person, saving up to £1,785 per couple

Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room on Half Board. Offers: Early bird - up to a 35% saving / Complimentary Half Board / One child 0-11 yrs stays free

Based on 2 adults sharing a Prestige Room on Half Board. Offers: Early bird - up to a 35% saving / Complimentary Half Board / One child 0-11 yrs stays free / Excursion Savings


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HERMITAGE BAY ANTIGUA They say that love can sometimes be a bit of a bumpy ride, though you may find yourself wondering if someone has taken that a little too literally as your taxi bounces down the unpaved road that leads to Hermitage Bay. Once you’ve made it to the hotel, however, a blissful sense of calm quickly descends. If ever there was a resort precision engineered for two people in love, then this is the one. The stylish, contemporary suites are a masterclass in how to mould luxury accommodation to its surroundings. This is especially true with the Hillside Pool Suites, blessed with incredible views that are just asking to be enjoyed from the comfort of your plunge pool, glass of Champagne in hand. The open wooden deck also features a sublimely soft day bed and, just to prove that they really have thought of everything, there’s a curtain running round the perimeter of the deck which can be drawn when it’s just the two of you and privacy is paramount. The Garden Spa is also very romantic and is the perfect place to indulge in a sensual couple’s massage.

7 nights from £2,749 per person, saving up to £1,100 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Suite on All-Inclusive. Offer: Stay 7 pay 6

You’ll find the beach here to be beautifully unspoilt - thousands of tiny pieces of shell and coral glint in the sunlight, giving the beach a gorgeous pink hue.

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at Tamarind beach, The Grenadines Canouan is one of the lesser known of the Grenadines, that string of beguiling ` emerald islands to the south of St Vincent, and it’s this relative obscurity that lends ` it such an air of barefoot escapism. Tamarind Beach is a charming and romantic boutique hotel that sits in perfect equilibrium with its surroundings, a stylish and characterful desert island des res. With over a mile of stunning white sand beach right on your doorstep, you could be forgiven for spending most of your time here just soaking up the sun. However, if you feel like being a little less lazy, then take to the water and you’ll find a fantastic range of watersports available, including thrilling speedboat or catamaran rides to nearby islands. And to cap it all, the hotel is Italian owned and managed, meaning that the food here is excellent - you must try the home-made ice cream and the delicious fresh pizzas from Pirate Cove, an authentic taste of la dolce vita.

7 nights from £1,499 per person, saving up to £785 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Beachfront Room including breakfast.

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FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILION BARBADOS Few places are better at treating guests to a real taste of the old-style splendour, sophistication and elegance of the Caribbean than The Fairmont Royal Pavilion. This is grand living on a grand scale. Rich in atmosphere and authentically Bajan, this is the perfect place to just relax, unwind and enjoy unbroken ocean views across one of the best beachfront locations in Barbados. The hotel is a child-free zone between November and mid-March, making this the best time to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful, adult-only ambience. Honeymooners would be particularly well advised to consider one of the Beachfront Junior Suites; not only are the rooms gorgeous, mere steps from the ocean, but they also include butler service and a VIP meet and greet service at Barbados airport, a lovely little touch that will really make you feel special.

7 nights from £1,699 per person, saving up to £2,330 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing an Oceanfront Deluxe Room including breakfast.

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OLHUVELI beach & spa resort MALDIVES This enchanting island, encircled by a perfect white sand beach and the shallow waters of the surrounding lagoon, is a wonderful place to become acquainted with the sublime natural beauty of the Maldives. For a truly romantic Maldivian experience the Water Villas, perched on stilts above the lagoon, come highly recommended, and it’s well worth upgrading to a Jacuzzi Water Villa for more space, a free-standing bath with incredible ocean views and a large private sundeck with a Jacuzzi. Offering as relaxed or as active an escape as you want, Olhuveli is also a great value option, with extensive facilities and an excellent range of dining options.

7 nights from £1,379 per person, saving up to £835 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room on Full Board. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6 / 10% saving

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Crystal Cove is a resort that knows how to do romance. You can feel it in the pretty three-tiered lagoon pool surrounded by tropical gardens, the unique Cave Bar tucked behind a dramatic waterfall, and the wonderful Beach Ambassadors who’ll make sure that you’re always fully refreshed while you’re soaking up the rays. Distinctly Caribbean in both décor and ambience, many a love affair with Barbados has begun at this hotel.

7 nights from £1,659 per person, saving up to £1,420 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing an Ocean View Room on All-Inclusive. Offer: Save up to 30%

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This is the place to relax and unwind with your partner in complete peace, take a romantic stroll along the sugary white beach, or enjoy the incredible range of facilities on offer. What’s more, when this place says it’s all-inclusive, it really means it – watersports with tuition, unlimited golf green fees, an unforgettable sunset catamaran cruise, delicious cuisine and all your drinks are included in the price.

7 nights from £1,799 per person, saving up to £500 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden Verandah Room on All-Inclusive. Offer: Accommodation saving

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Secluded and picturesque, LUX* Le Morne is blessed with the stunning backdrop of Le Morne Brabant peak, which shelters its pristine white sand beach and sparkling turquoise waters to create an elegant haven that lends itself superbly well to romance. The sunsets on the west coast of Mauritius are legendary, and they look all the better when enjoyed from the terrace of your Prestige Junior Suite with that special someone in your life.

7 nights from £1,619 per person, saving up to £1,645 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Room on Half Board. Offer: Stay 7 pay 5 / Early bird - 10% saving

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At Sugar Ridge, it seems like the level of romance increases the higher up you go. Down at ground level, the Sugar Club bar is a laid-back and friendly place to mingle with locals and other guests, perhaps comparing notes on how your dream honeymoon has panned out so far. Further up the hillside, the rooms themselves are contemporary in style, many boasting plunge pools tailor-made for you and your partner. The Aveda spa is perfect for a couple’s Elemental Nature Massage, and to cap it all, Carmichael’s restaurant provides a hilltop vantage point from which to marvel at a simply stunning panorama.

7 nights from £1,235 per person, saving up to £650 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe King Room with Plunge Pool including breakfast.

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We all have our own ideas of what romance is. For some, it’s about getting away from it all and enjoying a slower pace of life, a simpler way of living where the two of you can spend genuine, quality time together. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu. The villas are secluded amongst the foliage and there are no televisions, so take a good book and just unwind. Fringed by one of the most glorious white sand beaches in the Maldives, this is one for those lazy lovers who just want to be together.

7 nights from £1,375 per person, saving up to £820 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Villa including breakfast. Offers: Stay 7 pay 5 / 15% saving

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Arriving at Sands feels like coming home. The beaming staff greet you with the warmest of welcomes, and it doesn’t take long before you’re fully in tune with the laid-back, carefree vibe that permeates this brilliant little boutique hotel. Somehow it just seems to distil the very best of Mauritius – the stunning picture postcard views, the lovely beach, the attentive, personalised service – and at an affordable price to boot. It’s tailor-made for a relaxing, romantic break.

7 nights from £1,335 per person, saving up to £445 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room on Half Board. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6 / 60 day early bird - 5% saving

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RENDEZVOUS SAINT LUCIA

The staff at Rendezvous are arguably the friendliest on the island, all committed to ensuring every couple has an unforgettable time at this most romantic of hotels. The serene water garden is a wonderful place to relax with your partner on the secluded riverside beds, where ‘water waiters’ keep you fully refreshed. It is also home to the sublime Spa in the Water Garden, where you can treat yourselves to everything from simple manicures and pedicures through to Swedish massage, aroma stone massage and Hawaiian lomi lomi.

7 nights from £1,699 per person, saving up to £1,320 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Premium Garden View Room on All-Inclusive. Offer: Accommodation saving

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ZOËTRY AGUA PUNTA CANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Surrounded by tropical gardens and delightful shaded walkways, this is the perfect retreat for honeymooners and those seeking a holiday that completely recharges body, mind and soul. The exquisite spa includes a large indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and everything here is geared towards health and wellbeing – the restaurant menus even include the calorie count and fat content of each dish.

7 nights from £1,795 per person, saving up to £3,670 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. Offer: Save up to 40%

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Enjoy total seclusion, away from the rest of the world, in one of Maradiva’s stunning villas. Scattered over 27 landscaped acres and overlooking the beautiful Tamarin Bay, this peaceful little resort is as romantic as they come. Each villa has its own large outdoor living area and private pool, many with panoramic sea views, plus in-villa dining is included in the Half Board package, so there is no need to leave your serene hideaway.

7 nights from £2,199 per person, saving up to £2,215 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Luxury Suite Villa on Half Board. Offers: Stay 6 pay 4 / 15 day early bird - 5% saving

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Intimate, friendly and small enough that you’ll soon feel like part of the family, Mango Bay is a gem of a hotel, where every couple is made to feel special. Many of the staff have been here for years, and it’s fair to say that they’ve got the art of hospitality down to a T. What’s more, the all-inclusive plan is unstinting in its inclusions, offering as it does a complimentary glass bottom boat trip and an unforgettable catamaran cruise to swim with turtles in the warm waters of the Caribbean.

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Hugging the eastern curve of Côte d’Or bay, a glorious stretch of brilliant white beach famed for its crystal waters, Hotel L’Archipel is a delightful little boutique hotel. Intimate and friendly, it also happens to be one of the more affordable options on Praslin Island, making it a great introduction to the tropical paradise that is the Seychelles.

7 nights from £1,795 per person, saving up to £655 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Deluxe Room including breakfast. Offers: Stay 5 pay 4 / Complimentary Half Board

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DREAMS TULUM resort & Spa MEXICO

Dreams Tulum has a fun and friendly vibe and offers an outstanding array of facilities, making it a perfect fit for a more active couple. Set on an amazing sugary white sand beach, there really is something for everyone here, with some of the Riviera Maya’s top attractions close by too.

7 nights from £1,289 per person, saving up to £825 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Garden View Junior Suite on All-Inclusive. Offer: Save up to 25%

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VICEROY RIVIERA MAYA MEXICO

An adult-only hideaway in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Viceroy’s jungle setting and fabulous beachfront location combine to create a unique romantic retreat. The generously sized, villa-style accommodation offers a relaxing and private escape, and throughout your stay you’ll receive the most attentive service from the hotel’s friendly staff.

7 nights from £1,955 per person, saving up to £3,000 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Royal Villa including breakfast. Offers: Save up to 35% / US$100 resort credit per villa per stay

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Everything at this Leading Hotel of the World is about peace and serenity. With beautiful accommodation, a wonderful spa, superb restaurants and an incredible range of watersports, you will have everything you need for a relaxing romantic break. And for an evening to remember, why not indulge in great food and the world’s best wines at a private dinner in the exclusive and atmospheric wine cellar.

7 nights from £2,595 per person, saving up to £2,195 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Water Villa including breakfast. Offers: 60 day early bird - up to a 10% saving / 30% saving


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RAFFLES PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

New to our collection for 2014, this sumptuous, sophisticated resort is situated on a beautiful bay on the north eastern coast of idyllic Praslin Island, and delivers the very highest standards of indulgent luxury. The villas here are among the most spacious in the Seychelles, stylishly appointed and each boasting a private plunge pool, balcony, outdoor pavilion and butler service, with either a partial or full ocean view depending on how high up the hillside they are; the vistas from the villas at the top are truly jaw-dropping.

7 nights from £2,449 per person, saving up to £1,980 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing an Ocean View Pool Villa including breakfast. Offers: Early bird - up to a 20% saving / Stay 4 pay 3

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It’s all about the beach at Cap Juluca - the hotel wraps itself quietly and unobtrusively around a tranquil, crescent-shaped bay, offering guests a very private and exclusive hideaway. And you’ll find the service here to be truly exceptional – the team at Cap Juluca all serve with a smile on their faces and a genuine eagerness to please.

7 nights from £2,379 per person, saving up to £3,000 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing an Oceanfront Superior Room including continental breakfast. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6 / Up to US$700 resort credit per room per week

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at The Inn at English Harbour, antigua Full of old-fashioned charm and set on a tranquil sandy cove, this stylish boutique hotel boasts one of the most picturesque locations in Antigua. With breathtaking views of historic English Harbour, a wonderfully soothing ambience and superb service provided by General Manager, Fabio Giorgi, and his team, this is a very special place where you can’t help but relax and just take life easy. This is a hotel for old romantics and young lovers alike, the kind of place where you’ll be more than happy just swinging in a hammock with a rum punch all afternoon, pastel blue skies gradually melting into hot pink and mango orange as the sun sets over the harbour. Then head to the traditional, pub-style Stone Bar for pre-dinner drinks in a cosy setting, surrounded by memorabilia from Antigua’s maritime past, before dinner at The Terrace restaurant at the top of the hill, where you’ll experience the finest of fine dining with superb views over the harbour.

7 nights from £1,625 per person, saving up to £2,285 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Junior Suite on Half Board.

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BLUE WATERS ANTIGUA Blue Waters is one of those wonderful and rare hotels that feels like it perfected the art of great hospitality a long time ago. Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped the hotel’s owners, our friends the Randall family, from adding ever more tweaks and refinements to this quintessentially Caribbean resort over the years. One of the most beautifully realised additions of recent times is the Elemis Spa, completed in 2012 on the site of what used to be the Cove Restaurant (which has itself been recently moved to a stunning new location). The spa’s tranquil reception area, decked out in cool whites and subtle greys, overlooks the azure expanse of the Caribbean Sea, with an ambience that immediately invites you to exhale, relax, and submit yourself to the pampering that is to follow. Choose from a carefully compiled menu of invigorating treatments, making use of the finest Elemis products, and don’t forget to make an appointment at the salon, so that you not only feel fabulous, but look fabulous too. Making guests feel good is what makes the staff here tick, all part of the winning formula that ensures that Blue Waters remains one of the best loved hotels in the entire Caribbean.

7 nights from £1,245 per person, saving up to £935 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Superior Hillside Room including breakfast. Offer: Save up to 30%

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SUGAR BEACH, A VICEROY RESORT SAINT LUCIA Saint Lucia is an island renowned for its natural beauty, a craggy, heaving mass of jagged peaks, dramatic valleys and sweeping bays, layered thick with richly green jungle. So it seems apposite that one of the island’s finest resorts, Sugar Beach, should embrace the surrounding landscape so fully, with its luxurious villas scattered down the hillside and a soothing spa hidden amongst the trees. Housed in treehouse-style bungalows joined by wooden walkways, the Rainforest Spa is a magical place to take a treatment. The sounds of the forest and the trickling stream will lull you into a state of serene, soporific bliss, and that’s before the expert therapists have even gone to work on those tense muscles and stressed out skin. Harnessing the restorative properties of the nearby volcanic springs and fertile cocoa plantations, the spa offers a menu of indulgent signature rituals with products by Environ, Academie France and Saint Lucia’s own Green Papaya. And to help you decide which treatments are right for you, the spa experience co-ordinators are on hand to discuss your requirements, and to ensure that you emerge from your cabin feeling refreshed, revitalised and reborn.

7 nights from £1,769 per person, saving up to £1,560 per couple

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When one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean gets out its cheque book and calls in the builders then it’s worth paying attention to what happens next, and the results of Spice Island’s US$1.5 million upgrade last autumn are simply sublime. Nowhere is this more evident than at Janissa’s Spa, redesigned in a chic, minimalist style and expanded to include a separate hair salon and a brand new manicure and pedicure salon. Outside, the decking area now houses a new relaxation area complete with obscenely comfortable seats and a cascading water feature to set the mood. Pure bliss.

7 nights from £2,179 per person, saving up to £1,865 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing an Oleander Ocean/Garden View Suite on All-Inclusive. Offer: Stay 7 pay 6

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New to the Caribtours collection for 2014, this exceptional adult-only resort is an oasis of blissed out simplicity that will challenge your perceptions of Cancún from the moment you arrive and are greeted by your personal butler. The unique ‘Comfort Menu’ provided in each room at Le Blanc allows you to choose your own speciality pillows, bath salts and aromatherapy scents, little extra touches that join the dots between your in-room experience and the soothing ambience of the outstanding Le Blanc Spa, which offers 19 treatment rooms, a vast range of treatments and includes a full service beauty salon.

7 nights from £1,779 per person Based on 2 adults sharing a Royale Deluxe Resort View Room on All-Inclusive. Offer: US$1,500 resort credit per room per stay


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There are many resorts that claim to deliver a unique spa concept, but few that follow through on this promise as spectacularly as the Per AQUUM retreat of Huvafen Fushi. LIME Spa features the world’s first underwater treatment space, the oceanic setting augmented by quirky design flourishes like the fabrics reminiscent of kelp and the soft, sponge-like cushions. This is pampering reimagined for the 21st Century, a world where style and substance are inextricably linked, the treatments every bit as cutting edge as the setting in which they are administered.

7 nights from £2,635 per person, saving up to £2,275 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool including breakfast. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6, plus a US$500 resort credit per room per stay / Early bird 10% saving

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Carlisle Bay is cool, contemporary and oh so chilled, a beautifully understated sanctuary on a showstopper of a beach, all gently shelving sands and warm tides lazily lapping away. Once you’ve allowed yourself to power down and recalibrate to the gentle rhythms of life here, you will likely find yourself drawn towards the award-winning Blue Spa. Here you will find an extensive range of treatments from Natura Bissé, as well as a state-of-the-art gym, yoga and Pilates pavilion, two plunge pools, a wet room and a sauna, all within a tranquil modern setting offset against the ancient Antiguan rainforest.

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baros maldives Spend some time on this enchanting little island and you’ll soon see why visitors consistently rate Baros so highly. Stylish, secluded accommodation, dramatic dining venues and wonderfully attentive staff combine to create a dream-like desert island ambience that is both hopelessly romantic and supremely relaxing. So it comes as no surprise that their shelf is creaking under the weight of multiple awards: TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice awards rated Baros the eighth best hotel in the world, the most romantic resort in Asia and the number one luxury resort in the Maldives, no small feat. Staying at Baros you feel a very long way from anything, but if your yearnings for splendid isolation still aren’t fully satisfied then fear not. Your obliging hosts will happily arrange a voyage on board the Nooma, the resort’s Maldivian dhoni boat, a yacht cruise or a romantic dinner on a deserted sandbank out in the lagoon.

7 nights from £1,659 per person, saving up to £1,925 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a Baros Villa including breakfast. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6 / Early bird - 10% saving

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At the southern tip of the Grenadines lies a stunning private island that is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets, a verdant tropical paradise that dares you to disconnect from the world and enjoy the simple pleasures of life in the slow lane. The luxurious cottages are scattered around the island for maximum privacy, the food is to die for and the staff are attentive but never intrusive. Spend a little time here and you’ll soon discover that Petit St Vincent is small, but perfectly formed.

7 nights from £2,899 per person, saving up to £1,800 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Cottage on Full Board. Offers: Stay 7 pay 6 in high season / Stay 7 pay 5 in low season

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The family owned Sugar Cane Club is one of Barbados’s real hidden gems. It’s tranquil, secluded and utterly charming, a boutique hotel in the truest sense of the phrase, with just 45 simple but spacious rooms scattered about the hillside and some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever encounter. There’s also an authentic Bajan rum shop on site if you fancy a local tipple, a lovely little spa, and beautifully kept gardens that are just perfect for an early evening stroll.

7 nights from £1,099 per person, saving up to £250 per couple Based on 2 adults sharing a One Bedroom Garden View Suite on Room Only. Offers: Early bird - 20% saving

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A beautiful private island with mesmerising beaches, excellent cuisine and a host of activities – the Caribbean just doesn’t get much better than this.

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With interiors designed by Barbara Hulanicki of Biba fame, there’s a real sense of style about this lovely little resort.

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Once an 18th Century stone and coral warehouse, Cotton House has been transformed into a truly contemporary haven of good taste and informal style.

Imagine the intimacy and character of a boutique hotel, enriched with a warm Mauritian welcome and personalised service, and you will have some idea of what makes La Palmeraie so special.

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Set sail with Silversea Elegant ships, an intimate ambience, personalised service and gracious hospitality make Silversea one of the most luxurious ways to travel. On this cruise, twinning a stay in the Big Apple with a voyage to the Caribbean, you’ll stay in stylish luxury on Times Square, visit the perfect pink sands of Bermuda, explore some of the lesser known Caribbean islands like French-flavoured St Barths and friendly Bequia, and call at some of the region’s best known ports, including St John’s, Antigua and Bridgetown, Barbados. You’ll also experience contemporary international cuisine as well as signature dishes created exclusively for Silversea, in partnership with Relais & Châteaux. For regionally inspired dishes an extraordinary six course tasting menu is presented at Le Champagne; enjoy a more casual ambience with Hot Rock Dining under the stars, or try La Terrazza for superb Italian fare. On board you’re free to do as much or as little as you like; choose to simply relax by the pool, or be pampered in the spa with an invigorating massage, steam bath or sauna.

13 nights from £3,295 per person, saving up to £1,675 per couple

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serene sri lanka Tour

Mist covered tea plantations, extraordinary World Heritage Sites and the gentle giants of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage are just some of the breathtaking highlights on this memorable tour. From ancient palaces and rock cut temples to spice gardens and spectacular scenery, a journey through Sri Lanka is an unforgettable adventure. And what better way to experience this beautiful country than by staying in some of the most characterful and luxurious boutique hotels on the island – naturally, everything can be tailored to suit your individual tastes.

7 nights from £2,075 per person Based on 2 adults sharing, including breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners and drinks while at Ceylon Tea Trails, return scheduled flights, private air-conditioned transportation, an English speaking driver guide, entrance fees to all attractions visited and use of a private lounge at Heathrow.

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Oman’s interior deserves to be explored and this short, yet comprehensive four wheel drive adventure is the perfect addition to lazy days spent on the glorious beaches of this wonderful country. Discover ancient forts, traditional Omani villages and an ethereal landscape of rolling red dunes, plus spend an unforgettable night at a Bedouin-style camp in the desert. All inclusions can be tailored to you, so if you would prefer to go at a more leisurely pace, or you would like a more in depth introduction to the country, this can be easily arranged.

2 nights from £679 per person Based on 2 adults sharing on Full Board, including private transportation in a luxury four wheel drive vehicle, an English speaking driver guide and entrance fees to all attractions visited.

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