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Welcome to our world Simply for you

Barbados Antigua St Lucia

Jamaica Dominican Republic Mexico

usa 52 58 64 70 82

Florida New York California Las Vegas Hawaii

middle east 86 102

118 136 146 152

Dubai Arabia

Maldives Mauritius Seychelles Sri Lanka

far east

Bahamas Grenada

southern africa indian ocean

Getting there

caribbean 14 24 28 32 34 36 38 42

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156 172 180 182 190 196

Thailand Malaysia Singapore Bali Vietnam Beaches Hong Kong

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australia

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new zealand

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south pacific

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Health & safety / Booking conditions Terms and conditions


Welcome to our world We offer a level of service that truly sets us apart from anyone else and our portfolio incorporates a huge selection of travel options that you can tailor-make for your dream holiday.

simply luxury Simply Luxury is only available to book through independent travel agents. It is imperative that you place your arrangements in the hands of someone you can trust. We have worked closely with independent agents throughout our 33 years of trading and we know that with their expertise and skill combined with our experience and knowledge, your holiday will be the holiday of a lifetime, every time.

simply standards At Simply Luxury we pride ourselves on creating the finest luxury holidays to amazing destinations around the world. Partnered with a vast choice of the leading flagship airlines, we create individual tailor-made itineraries encompassing some of the world’s most luxurious five-star hotels in breathtaking locations. On arrival, a private transfer will be waiting for you to start off your holiday in style. We absolutely believe luxury doesn’t always have to mean expensive, therefore we work with our partners to ensure we offer holidays that give you exceptional value for money. We always strive towards perfection in delivering you the ideal holiday, at a competitive price.

simply service Our luxury specialists are true experts who have visited our portfolio of hand-selected hotels to ensure they can answer all your questions and make recommendations based on their first-hand experience. We are aware that every customer is individual and our luxury specialists are dedicated to ensuring that your tailor-made holiday requirements are met from start to finish. Their unrivalled customer service and passion for travel will support you through every stage of this seamless process. We are just a phone call away, six days a week to help arrange those personal touches that create your dream holiday.


“Life is short and the world is wide”


“We travel not to escape, but for life not to escape us�


Simply for you simply selected Travel 2 has been sending customers all over the world for over 36 years and during this time we’ve worked hard to become experts that you can trust in creating your perfect package. Our Simply Luxury by Travel 2 brochure has a hand-selected range of our favourite destinations in the world – the ideal places to escape from your hectic schedule and treat you and your family to a relaxing holiday of a lifetime.

simply suited With so many exceptional hotels to choose from, we fully appreciate that selecting the right one for your luxury holiday is integral to your overall experience. At Simply Luxury we have carried out extensive research into the hotels we have chosen for the brochure to ensure that we have catered for everyone’s individual needs. If you’re a couple planning a romantic island getaway, looking for that perfect honeymoon boutique hotel or a family in seek of an activity-fuelled adventure, then Simply Luxury can deliver the perfect holiday for you.

simply secure Booking a holiday with Simply Luxury by Travel 2 allows you to relax in the knowledge that your travel arrangements are in expert hands. Not only are we a fully bonded operator with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and The Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL Protected), but we are also dedicated to ensuring that every element of your holiday and experience is faultless.

simply Europe If you’re looking for the perfect luxury holiday a little closer to home, our sister brochure offers an array of exceptional hotels in destinations across Europe. Indulge in the cultural experiences, breathtaking beaches, an abundance of culinary delights and the finest hand-selected four and five-star luxurious hotels. Partnered with a vast choice of scheduled and low cost airlines to offer a range of departures and connections across 27 UK airports, we continue to provide flexible travel for your clients to over 35 airports in these stunning European destinations.


Emirates First Class Private Suite

Emirates An exceptional journey from start to finish Emirates flies 18 times daily to Dubai from a choice of seven UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 150 destinations. On board, passengers can enjoy world-class service, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and over 3,500 channels of award-winning entertainment – plus phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat. On the ground, First Class and Business Class passengers can take advantage of a complimentary Chauffeur-drive service, expedited check-in, dedicated baggage handling and luxurious lounges – ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish.

Emirates Business Class

experience the emirates a380 The extraordinary Emirates A380 features luxurious Private Suites and Shower Spas in First Class, flat-bed seats with direct aisle access and an Onboard Lounge in Business Class, as well as a new generation of comfort in Economy Class with up to 3,500 channels of entertainment on-demand in every class and onboard wi-fi throughout. The Emirates A380 flies from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester to Dubai and onwards to over 45 destinations.

Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge

Fly Emirates Business Class

Fly Emirates First Class

- Complimentary Chauffeur-drive Service in over 75 destinations - Priority check-in and baggage handling - Flat-bed seats with massage function - Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge - Multi-course gourmet cuisine served with award-winning wines - Enjoy a moment of inspiration in over 40 exclusive lounges worldwide including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow - Shared lounge access in over 60 destinations worldwide, including Newcastle - Generous 40kg baggage allowance

- On line check-in opens 48 hours before the flight, and then select a seat of your choice, seats can be pre-allocated at the time of booking for both First Class and Business Class - Up to 3,500 channels of entertainment on-demand at every seat - Ergonomically designed seats with adjustable headrests and up to 86-inch seat pitch with 14 closed suites on the A380 - World-class service from dedicated cabin crew - Multi-course gourmet cuisine served with complimentary wine and beverages - Phone, SMS and email connectivity from every seat plus wi-fi on board the Emirates A380


British Airways Club World

British Airways The UK’s national flag carrier British Airways, the UK’s national flag carrier, continues to pride itself on its exceptional quality and unrivalled level of service. Whether in the air or on the ground, British Airways offers you the widest possible choice and utmost comfort, whichever class you choose to fly. Flying to more than 300 destinations worldwide, you can be sure that British Airways and their partners can take you wherever you want to go. And, as a member of the renowned oneworld alliance, they have an expanded network to over 1,000 destinations across the world.

online check-in and check-in kiosks Online check-in is available for a 24-hour period before departure - right up until one hour before your scheduled departure time (up to two hours in the US). You can select your preferred seat and print your boarding pass, all on your home computer or manage your travel on the move with the BA app on your mobile, ipad or Apple Watch. If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a check-in kiosk* at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as online check-in. Afterwards, maximise your free time by leaving your baggage at a bag drop, allowing you to shop, dine or relax as you choose before boarding your flight.

British Airways First

- Choosing Club World means travelling in comfort and freedom - Dedicated Departure lounges and the Elemis Travel Spa* are designed to give you a choice before your flight, whether you wish to relax, dine or be pampered - The Club World seats give you your own space and time to do what you want, when you want

- Your First experience begins before you board. First lounges* are elegant and calm, a perfect escape to enjoy refreshments - On board, your suite is your sanctuary in the sky, a discreetly serviced and smartly equipped haven - Choose from an à la carte menu and your meal will be prepared to order *Available at selected airports


Virgin Atlantic Making the journey memorable for all the right reasons For over 30 years, Virgin Atlantic has been the longhaul airline for people who want flying to be an adventure. Every year, it flies over five million of those people to the best leisure and business destinations around the world. So, step onboard and experience a unique spirit, irresistible service and all those little innovative touches that make it the airline people can’t wait to fly. So, whether you’re travelling for leisure or work, with Virgin Atlantic your journey is bound to be unforgettable.

Upper Class

the ultimate way to travel

Arrive at the airport in your complimentary chauffeur car*, then breeze through the Private Security Channel before unwinding with a cocktail in our incredible Clubhouse**. Onboard, relax in your private Upper Class Suite with direct aisle access. Enjoy imaginatively designed dishes at your seat or at the onboard bar^, which is perfect for socialising. And there’s wi-fi Internet^^ and inseat power to help you stay in the loop. Sleep soundly in your fully flat bed with the help of your luxury amenity kit and cosy sleep suit. And if you’re landing in the morning at Heathrow, get ready to take on the day at our Revivals lounge†. *Chauffeur service available at most destinations with selected Upper Class fares (J, C & D class). Mileage restrictions apply. ** (LHR) Lounge facilities vary at each destination. ^Onboard bar is not available on the A332. ^^From £4.99. †Open daily 5.00am - 1.30pm.

Premium

premium comfort with all the perks

Start the smoothest of journeys with Premium Check In and priority boarding. Onboard, you’ll receive a glass of welcome bubbly as you relax into one of the most spacious leather seats in its class; with a 38in seat pitch. Enjoy fine cuisine served on a premium table setting and help yourself to snacks whenever you like from the Wander Wall. On night flights, your complimentary amenity kit helps you to drift off. Inseat power will keep your gadgets going while wi-fi Internet* will help you stay in the loop. And when we land, we’ll make sure you and your bags are among the first off. *From £4.99.


Singapore Airlines The world’s most awarded airline Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s leading airlines, providing the best in long haul travel. With the latest onboard products and a dedication to providing excellent in-flight experiences, customer service is at the heart of what they do. Singapore Airlines is a luxurious, full-service airline, flying four times daily from London Heathrow, and five times weekly from Manchester. Their most popular destinations are Australia, New Zealand, South-East and Mainland Asia – of course including Singapore. In November 2017 Singapore Airlines unveiled their new A380 cabins.

Premium Economy

Behind the new A380 Suites sliding door, lies a personal oasis complete with lavish furnishings. Each Suite features a separate full-flat bed with adjustable recline and plush leather chair. For couples travelling together, the beds in the first two Suites of each aisle can be converted to form a double Suite. Premium Economy Class comes with a contemporary and stylish design. Premium Economy features include calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, individual in-seat power supply, noisecancelling headphones, and personal in-seat reading light.

Business Class

Suites

First Class

Business Class

Premium Economy

- 21” swivel chair - 135 degrees seat recline - 76” long bed (separate to the chair) - 32” swivel full HD screen - Option to pre-book exquisite meals (Book the Cook) - 50kg baggage allowance

- 67” seat pitch, 35” wide - Converts into an 82” long bed - 24” widescreen LCD - Option to pre-book meals (Book the Cook) - 50kg baggage allowance

- 51” seat pitch, 28’’ wide (50’’seat pitch, 25’’ wide on the A380) - All forward facing seats, convert into 78” long bed - 18” widescreen LCD HD monitor - Option to pre-book exquisite meals (Book the Cook) - 40kg baggage allowance

- 38” seat pitch, up to 19.5” wide - 8” recline - 13.3” LCD/HD monitor - Option to pre-book meals (Book the Cook) - 35kg baggage allowance

new a380-800

b777-300er only

b777-300er & a350

a380 & a350


BARBADOS A cosmopolitan island quite unique in the Caribbean, Barbados is often referred to as ‘Little England’ and offers a warm welcome for all from the friendly Bajans. The parishes of St James, St Michael and St Peter are a sight to behold with their patch-worked fields of swaying sugar cane and the 200 year-old bronze statue of Nelson in Bridgetown is truly awe-inspiring. With soft sandy beaches just steps away from your hotel, blissfully warm evenings are spent relaxing round the barbecue to the sound of steel bands and vibrant calypsos.

North Point

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Speightstown Morgan Lewis Beach Atlantic Ocean Holetown

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Crane Beach

Bridgetown

St Lawrence Gap Accra Beach

Carlisle Bay

Grantley Adams International Airport

Oistins

BARBADOS HOTELS

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -4 hours

LANGUAGE: English and local Bajan dialect.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 8hrs 45 mins

VISAS: A visa is not required, but your passport

CURRENCY: Barbados Dollar.

must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure.

Climate Guide

Jan

Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Jul

Aug Sept Oct Nov

Dec

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

28 66

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30 147

31 147

28 97

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29 33

30 36

31 58

31 112

31 170

30 178

29 206

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1. Fairmont Royal Pavilion 2. The Crane 3. Cobblers Cove 4. Colony Club 5. The House 6. Coral Reef Club 7. Sandy Lane 8. Crystal Cove 9. Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences


SANDY LANE, BARBADOS With a reputation as the iconic Barbados holiday destination, legendary Sandy Lane has welcomed royalty, celebrities and discerning guests since it first opened in 1961. Situated on a perfect beach, bright turquoise waters lap against a crescent of fine golden sand while a mature mahogany grove offers cool shade to the idyllic colonial-style hotel. From the moment guests arrive, they are welcomed with warm Barbadian hospitality combined with exceptional levels of service. Luxurious guest accommodation comes with views of either the hotel’s lush tropical gardens or the glistening Caribbean Sea - the perfect spot to watch the sun go down at the end of the day. Spacious rooms and suites are elegant to the extreme with exquisite en-suite marble bathrooms and large outdoor seating areas for rest and relaxation. The Villa at Sandy Lane offers a secluded five-bedroom residence set in verdant, beautifully landscaped gardens, with its team of dedicated staff on call and access to all the hotel’s superb facilities. Sandy Lane has to be the ultimate in holiday accommodation in Barbados. With the inviting coastline on the doorstep, a visit to the Watersports at Sandy Lane is a must. Activities include windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, towable rides and even deep-sea fishing trips can also be arranged. Attendants pamper guests with cold towels, tropical drinks and water misting. Shade can be found around the beautiful freeform swimming pool, with the refreshing sound of a cascading waterfall, as well as the quintessential swim-up bar serving cocktails and light snacks. Sporting facilities at Sandy Lane are second to none, with three contrasting golf courses from which to choose, eight floodlt tennis courts, two paddle tennis courts, a fitness centre and daily Yoga, Pilates and spinning classes that are complimentary to guests. Spend a lazy time relaxing in the superb spa before dressing for dinner and heading to the open-air Beach Bar for a delicious pre-dinner drink as the sun sets. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 7 bars • pool with waterfall • tennis club • spa • fitness centre • watersports • complimentary fitness classes • kids’ & teen club • 3 golf courses ROOM FACILITIES • 113 rooms, suites & a private villa • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • flatscreen TV • CD player • DVD player • air-con • marble bathroom • furnished veranda or terrace

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Enthusiasts HHRomantic Escape HHFamily Getaway

Prices are from £433 per person per night based in an Orchid Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Room from £89, Luxury Ocean Room from £178. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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FAIRMONT ROYAL PAVILION, BARBADOS With an all-pervading aura of understated elegance, the Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a blend of old-world grace and exemplary service is the epitome of luxury. The delightful ambience makes the hotel a perfect retreat for couples. The warm sand, calm turquoise waters and lush tropical gardens is ideal for a romantic getaway. With an array of complimentary watersports, this hotel is also great for discerning families. This most prestigious hotel takes its inspiration from a typical Barbadian plantation house and lies on famous St James Beach, one of the finest expanses of beach along the glittering west coast of Barbados. All newlyrenovated rooms and suites offer sweeping views across the ocean. For the ultimate in luxury and comfort, a stay in the Villa, Signature Oceanfront Rooms and Beachfront Suites bring the added benefits of return transfers, dedicated in-suite butler service, complimentary evening canapés and additional amenities. VIP fast track service at the airport is included for all guests. Warm Caribbean evenings and swaying palms are the perfect backdrop to relaxed Bajan-style dining. Afternoon tea is taken on the terrace in the tradition of the island’s English heritage. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 beachside restaurants • a complimentary afternoon tea • outdoor swimming pool • fitness centre • in-room spa facilities • beauty salon • whirlpool • complimentary non-motorised watersports • complimentary tennis • complimentary daily swim with turtles ROOM FACILITIES • 48 Oceanfront Rooms & 24 Beachfront Suites • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • complimentary wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • 24hr room service • balcony or terrace • 3 bedroom villa set in 11 acres of tropical garden

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Paradise HHGastronomic Pleasures HHFamilies

Prices are from £269 per person per night based in a Luxury Oceanfront Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Signature Oceanfront Room from £64, Beachfront Suite from £145. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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Note: From 18 Dec 2018 children of all ages are welcome year round. Children under 12yrs of age stay for free when sharing with adults. Children under 5yrs receive complimentary meals, 5-12yrs receive 50% discounted meals.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 09Sep18 and receive up to 30% off room rate. Valid 01Jun19 - 18Dec19. Book by 31May19 and receive up to 15% off room rate. Valid 05Jan20 - 15Apr20. Family: Book 2nd room at 50% discount. Book by 31May19 Valid 01Mar19 - 01Nov19.

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THE CRANE, BARBADOS Old-world charm and exquisite antique furnishings combine at The Crane to create a classic gem. With accommodations to suit the most discerning, The Crane delivers a unique look at history in rooms that feature mahogany beds, hardwood floors and traditional high ceilings, some of which are over 200 years old. Lavishly furnished, all suites and penthouse villas will satisfy the most discerning, with features such as coral stone walls, king-size four-poster beds and private balconies, some with private pools. This AAA, 4 Diamond property stands atop a bluff looking out over the powder-soft, pink sands of the acclaimed Crane Beach. Its statuesque swimming pool, blessed with more gorgeous views out to sea, has been the feature of many a photo shoot and has recently been complimented by a cascade of enticing lagoon pools all cut into the cliffside. Soak up the calm, tranquil ambience in The Crane’s sleek Asian restaurant, Zen, or join in the joyous Barbadian fun at a wonderful Sunday breakfast buffet with live Caribbean gospel music at L’Azure. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • pool restaurant & bar • cocktail bar • 5 swimming pools • Serenity Spa • fitness centre • 2 tennis courts • kids’ club • general store with room delivery service • Crane Village with shops & art gallery ROOM FACILITIES • 252 residences & penthouse villas • cable TV • marble bathroom • kitchen (suites, residences & villas) • air-con (suites, residences & villas) • balcony or terrace (some suites, all residences & villas) • private pools (some residence & villas)

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHHoneymooners

Prices are from £168 per person per night based in a Junior Garden View Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: 1 Bedroom Standard Room from £11, 1 Bedroom Standard Penthouse Rooftop Pool Room from £62. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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COBBLERS COVE, BARBADOS Cobblers Cove melds English elegance and gracious country living with warm Caribbean character. Set beside the golden sands on the idyllic platinum west coast of Barbados, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens ablaze with tropical blooms, this luxury hotel is part of the prestigious Relais & Chateâux collection. An intimate resort, guests can choose from secluded Cobblers Garden Suites to Ocean Front Suites yards from the beach. For something extra special there are two signature suites, The Camelot and The Colleton, which each boast their own private sundeck with plunge pool. There’s nothing to distract from the tranquil atmosphere; suites are free of TVs and the restful décor of rattan, pretty cottons and coral stone tiles simply add to the charm. Discreet service reinforces the Cobblers Cove club-like atmosphere. On arrival a friendly smile and a glass of rum punch greets you and, if you’re lazing by the pool, you’ll never be too far from a cool towel or a chilled sorbet refresher. Complimentary watersports include waterskiing, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing, while for golfers Cobblers Cove enjoys a privilege system at Apes Hill Club. Enjoy complimentary Afternoon Tea served daily on the North Pavillion at the Great House, relax in the serene ambience of the Sea Moon Spa, or sample superb gourmet Bajan food at the Camelot Restaurant, which serves some of the finest cuisine in Barbados and was awarded BHTA’s ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in 2014-2015.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUnderstated Luxury HHTranquil Retreat

HOTEL FACILITIES • oceanfront Camelot Restaurant • weekly BBQ’s, Lobster & Rum events • afternoon tea • Cobblers Cove Bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • outdoor swimming pool • sundeck area • beach yoga (charge) • tennis • fitness centre • Sea Moon Spa & beauty salon • complimentary watersports • boutique • library • nearby golf at Apes Hill Club ROOM FACILITIES • 40 suites including 2 signature suites • mini-bar stocked upon request • air-con in bedrooms • ceiling fan • tea & coffee making facilities • terrace or balcony with sunloungers • bathrobes • REN toiletries • twice daily maid service • room service Note: Children under 12 are not permitted.

Prices are from £252 per person per night based in a Cobblers Garden Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Suite from £27, Ocean Front Suite from £88. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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COLONY CLUB BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS Steeped in colonial charm, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels basks on the famous west coast of Barbados just a few minutes from Holetown. The beach is beautiful - all that you’d expect of the Caribbean - with white sand, calm turquoise waters and complimentary motorised and non-motorised watersports readily on hand including; paddle boards, sailing, tubing, waterskiing and some great snorkelling. Surrounded by gardens and swimming lagoons, the atmosphere is both family-friendly and totally conducive to elegant relaxation. Let beach ambassadors pamper you with chilled fruit refreshers as you laze by the sparkling lagoon pool, or as you sip on an exotic cocktail at the popular swim-up bar. Savour some of the best cuisine on the island including a complimentary buffet breakfast at the Laguna Restaurant, where all meals are carefully created by the Executive Chef and whenever possible, incorporate seasonal produce and herbs from their onsite organic garden. Enjoy themed dining such as Lobster & Jazz, Steak Night and Seaside Grill. Guestrooms boast custom-made wooden furniture with four-poster beds, French doors, white-washed wooden ceilings and upgraded bathroom amenities. If you fancy starting off the day with a dip in the freshwater lagoon, try a Luxury Poolside Room with direct access to the water. The Luxury Ocean Room that is just steps away from the beach. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • cocktail lounge • swim-up bar • 4 lagoon-style swimming pools • beach ambassadors • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tennis • gym • beauty salon • Yoga & Pilates • complimentary watersports • complimentary bespoke tours • complimentary water taxi to sister West Coast hotels • dine around programme • seasonal kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 96 rooms & suites • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • 4-poster beds • iPod dock • air-con • espresso machines • balcony or patio

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 01Dec18 & receive up to 40% discount off accommodation. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid 01Jun-30Jun19 & 01Sep-22Oct19. Family: All children 12 years and under stay free when sharing the same room with an adult. Valid year round except February. Honeymoon: Complimentary bottle of wine and flower petals in room when booking an Ocean View room or higher catergory. Minimum stay 5 nights, valid 05Jan-18Dec19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHCouples Escape

Prices are from £124 per person per night based in a Pool View Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Poolside Room from £19, Ocean View Room from £35. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE HOUSE BY ELEGANT HOTELS, BARBADOS From being greeted by The House Ambassadors with rejuvenating cold towels and a cool tropical drink to an indulgent complimentary welcome jet-lag massage, every thoughtful detail is taken care of at The House. This adult-only award-winning sanctuary from Elegant Hotels has newly redesigned public spaces with the addition of an intimate spa. Nestled on sugar-soft sands that are lapped by the calm clear waters of Barbados’ prestigious Platinum Coast, a chic retreat in which to relax and unwind. Beach cabanas and beach Ambassadors, as well as a raft of added extras including afternoon tea, evening canapés, and complimentary sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and waterskiing - all add to the exceptional inclusions. The 34 Junior and one-bedroom suites feature custom-made wooden furniture, French doors and a graciously appointed bathroom with an exquisite rain shower and body jets. Each private terrace is framed by scenic ocean or garden views that become the backdrop to complimentary daily champagne breakfasts and tropical sunset cocktails. Enjoy the complimentary water taxi to explore the sister Elegant Hotels on the west coast and in the evening, stroll hand-in-hand to the Zagat-rated Daphne’s Restaurant to dine on gourmet fare. HOTEL FACILITIES • Daphne’s Restaurant • Upper Deck Bar • swimming pool • whirlpool • boutique spa • fitness centre • yoga • complimentary motorised watersports including snorkelling, sailing, boogie boards, kayaking, windsurfing and waterskiing • bespoke activities • 24hr ambassador service • water taxi

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Retreat HHGourmet Getaway

Prices are from £200 per person per night based in a Garden View Junior Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Junior Suite from £42, Garden View One Bedroom Suite With Plunge Pool Room from £84. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 34 Junior & One-Bedroom Suites • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet  • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • safe • marble bathroom • patio or balcony Note: Adult-only hotel, children under 18 not permitted.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 01Dec18 & receive up to 40% discount off accommodation. Minimum stay 3 nights. Valid 01Jun-31Oct19. Honeymoon: Complimentary bottle of champagne and flower petals in room on day of arrival. Minimum stay 5 nights, valid 05Jan-18Dec19. Added Value: Book a Ocean View Junior Suite or a Ocean View One bedroom Suite and receive an extended jet lag revival massage for one hour per person per stay.

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CORAL REEF CLUB, BARBADOS Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance. A perfect Bajan retreat, this stunning resort basks in refined tranquillity amongst vibrant tropical gardens, ablaze with colour. Family-owned through the generations, Coral Reef Club extends a genuine feeling of friendship and care, with warmly efficient service and unparalleled personal charm. From the cool, crisp Egyptian bed linens, to the authentically elegant décor and classic shuttered windows, accommodation at Coral Reef Club cocoons guests in splendour and unrivalled comfort. Spend lazy afternoons at the stunning mosaic-tiled pools or splash around in the clear blue waves on the beach. Pamper yourself at The Spa, indulging in a haven of relaxation amidst scenes of natural beauty and serenity. For those more attracted to the sporting thrills of the sea, watersports ranging from sailing to scuba diving offer the opportunity for both excitement and exploration. By contrast, balmy evenings feasting on succulent seafood and a full-choice barbecue in the resort’s fine-dining restaurant, are accompanied by gentle entertainments and sublime ocean views. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant with evening entertainment • cocktail bar • TV lounge with complimentary computer use • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • well-equipped fitness centre • spa • 2 floodlit tennis courts & complimentary coaching • 2 championship 18-hole golf courses (5-minute drive) • complimentary non-motorised watersports • scuba diving school • deep-sea fishing charters • children’s playground • family programme (sports lessons & supervised care) • boutique • hair salon ROOM FACILITIES • 88 rooms, cottages & suites • fridge • toaster • CD player • air-con & ceiling fans • feather-top beds • private balcony/terrace with chaise longues • room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 6 nights & receive 1 night free. Valid 08May-01Nov19 & 10Dec-18Dec19. Family: Children under 12 stay free, including a complimentary breakfast when sharing with 2 adults. Valid 08May-01Nov19 or book a second room at 50% discount with breakfast included. Minimum 7 nights stay. Valid 13Jul-24Aug19. Children between 2-12 years receive complimentary 3 half hours sailing trips, 3 half hour swimming lessons and 2 hours per day supervised care for children 2-8 years (Mon-Fri). Valid 14Jul-24Aug19. Added Value: Free tennis coaching 4pm-6pm (except Sundays).

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHistoric Charm HHPeaceful Seclusion

Prices are from £192 per person per night based in a Garden Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Superior Junior Suite from £28, Luxury Junior Suite from £62. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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CRYSTAL COVE BY ELEGANT HOTELS With gently crashing oceans and endless blue skies, you’ll discover your very own slice of heaven at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels. This boutique premium all inclusive hotel offers personalised, attentive service along with a perfect location and an array of exciting activities to make your stay even more memorable. Crystal Cove is a jewel in the crown of the Caribbean. Spacious, thoughtfully appointed rooms are set in lush gardens and lagoon pools, waterfalls and even a poolside Cave Bar, provide endless opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. A little further afield, partake in an aquatic adventure like swimming with turtles or soak up the sun with a selection of complimentary motorised watersports, then sit back in the shade with a refreshing afternoon tea service. Dine out in style at one of the two onsite restaurants, or visit the Vista Coffee and Wine bar, serving signature lattes, tapas and flights of wine. You can also take a complimentary daytime water taxi to one of Crystal Cove’s three sister resorts to soak up even more of the Barbados experience. Keep up with your fitness on the two tennis courts or in the gym and children can have their own adventure at the kids’ club open from 9am - 9pm for children aged 3 to 12 years. Create memories with your nearest and dearest with beachfront activities like volleyball or horse back riding, or take to the waves with a spot of waterskiing, banana boat riding or tubing.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRomance HHWatersport enthusiasts HHFamilies

HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants & bars including a wine bar • swim-up bar • sunset lounge • 3 freshwater lagoon-style pools • 2 tennis courts • fitness centre & classes • complimentary motorised & non-motorised watersports • Flying Fish Kids’ Club • wi-fi Internet • live entertainment • water taxi transport to select sister hotels along the west coast • beach & pool Ambassador Service ROOM FACILITIES • 88 guestrooms & suites • mini-fridge (not stocked) • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • clock radio with iPod docking station • balcony or patio

Prices are from £183 per person per night based in a Pool/Garden View Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Junior Suite from £57. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 01Dec18 & receive up to 35% discount off accommodation. Valid 01Jun30Jun19 & 01Sep-22Oct19. Minimum stay 3 nights. Family: All children 5 years and under stay free when sharing the same room with an adult. Valid year round. Honeymoon: Complimentary bottle of wine and flower petals in room on day of arrival. Minimum stay 5 nights, valid 05Jan-18Dec19.

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PORT FERDINAND MARINA AND LUXURY RESIDENCES Port Ferdinand Luxury Resort and Residences is an extraordinary collection of ultra-spacious villas, world-class amenities and authentic Bajan service, at the heart of which lies Barbados’ preeminent marina, set on the edge of the Caribbean Sea. The stunning selection of one to three-bedroom villas have been designed to allow maximum enjoyment of the unique experiences that the resort has to offer. Each beautifully designed villa feature expansive living spaces, fully-equipped kitchens and breathtaking views. At Port Ferdinand, an array of culinary choices are available, from casual dining at The Quarterdeck Bar & Pizzeria to the finest of dining at 13°/59° Bistro. Guests also have access to the sister property Saint Peter’s Bay main restaurant, Gazebo Bar & Grill, located a mere 10 minutes away by car or 25 minutes away via the water taxi. For a spot of relaxation, ideally situated in the centre of the marina, the Pool Island is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine in a lounge chair, sip on a tropical cocktail or take a leisurely swim in the pool. The beach at Port Ferdinand is home to the newest addition to global Nikki Beach and opened in Dec 2017, guests of Port Ferdinand have exclusive access. A stay at the resort wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Sandbox Tree Spa – complimenting its tranquil surroundings, it’s the ideal retreat to nourish and replenish the mind, body and soul. The spa therapists are committed to providing the best in holistic and ayurvedic methods, which will whisk guests off on a relaxing journey – the perfect accompaniment whilst enjoying a stay in paradise. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants & bars • spa • kids’ club • adults’ recreation centre • fitness centre • on-site yacht berthing & services ROOM FACILITIES • 1 to 3-bedroom Harbourside Villas • 60” LCD flat-screen TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • fully-equipped kitchen & laundry areas • air-con • ceiling fans throughout • telephone • bathrobes & slippers • daily housekeeping • nightly turn down service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHContemporary Luxury HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £290 per person per night based in a One Bedroom Harbourside Villa on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Two Bedroom Harbourside Villa from £125. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ANTIGUA The tranquil island of Antigua lies low in the enticing waters of the Caribbean - brushed by the passing trade winds, the offshore clouds destined for her more mountainous neighbours. At English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard affords a picturesque glimpse of naval life in the Admiral’s day; survey the scene from Shirley Heights nearby - white yachts now moored where warships once lay at anchor.

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ANTIGUA HOTELS 1. Blue Waters Resort 2. Galley Bay Resort & Spa 3. Curtain Bluff

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -5 hours.

LANGUAGE: English and local Antiguan Creole dialect.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 8 hours 40

VISAS: A visa is not required, but your passport

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must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure.

CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar.

Climate Guide

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BLUE WATERS & THE COVE SUITES, ANTIGUA Blue Waters blends comfortable luxury with the intimate feel of a traditional Caribbean holiday. Its family owners have been welcoming guests for years and have imbued the hotel with the charming appeal of an island paradise and yet all the casual elegance of a sophisticated Caribbean resort. Brilliant blue waters merge seamlessly into the skyline and amidst the small, secluded cove beaches and peaceful gardens ablaze with tropical blooms, there’s always plenty of space to spend lazy days under swaying palms, curled up with a good book. A warm, cosy atmosphere eases guests effortlessly into the subtle, laid-back life of luxury that is echoed in the island-inspired room décor with soothing neutral colours and cool, terracotta tiles. The ultra-luxurious Cove Suites tick all the boxes for those seeking a more indulgent escape. Celebrated for their secluded cliff-side location and freshwater infinity pools - reserved solely for Cove Suite guests - the entire enclave is a lavish private retreat. The open-air signature Cove restaurant is also situated adjacent to the Cove Suites, set into the cliff top with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants including Carolyn’s Beach Bar (open for lunch only) • 3 bars • 10 swimming pools (3 open to all guests, 7 located at the Cove Suites & Villas) • tennis court • beauty salon • spa • resort activities programme • relaxation pool • fitness centre • kayaks, windsurfing & snorkelling • kids’ club (complimentary for ages 4-11, closed Sundays) • kids’ activities • creché (14 months-3yrs, charges apply, closed Sundays) • live entertainment (5 times per week) • early morning walks ROOM FACILITIES • Blue Waters: 70 rooms & suites • mini-fridge (stocked to order daily if staying all-inclusive) • 27” flat-screen TV • king-size bed • Cove Suites: 32 suites & 3-bedroom penthouses • 42” flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • iPod dock. 3 & 4-bedroom Beachfront Villas available on request

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 14Dec18 & receive 35% on accommodation. Valid 02Jun-21Jul19 & 21Aug17Oct19. Family: 1st child stays free. Valid 21Apr-19Dec19. 2nd child stays free (in Cove Suites). Valid 01Apr-19Dec19. Honeymoon: Book a Pure Luxury honeymoon package & receive a complimentary upgrade from Superior Hillside to Deluxe Beachfront or from Hillside Junior Suite to a Cove Suite. Upgrade must be available at the time of booking. Valid 21Apr-19Dec19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHNature Lovers

Prices are from £124 per person per night based in a Superior Hillside Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Beachfront Room from £28, Cove Suite from £81. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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GALLEY BAY RESORT & SPA, ANTIGUA This intimate hideaway has all that couples could desire: glimmering turquoise seascapes, white sands stretching into the distance, and rustic luxurious rooms nestled just steps away from the shore. Romance and relaxation are high on the agenda at Galley Bay, its idyllic setting and laid-back atmosphere creating a mood of sheer escapism. You can do as much, or as little as you like here; the gleaming crescent sands are a fantastic natural playground for hobie cat sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling, or you could simply choose to while away the hours beside the free-form pool and waterfall. Alternatively, luxuriate in Indulge Spa, nestled by the lagoon with its sundeck and open-air treatment cabanas. Rattan furnishings, louvered windows and colourful local art lend a quintessentially Caribbean feel to the beachfront rooms while, tucked away in the gardens, the newly refurbished Gauguin Suites, with their newly enclosed air-conditioned lounges overlook the lagoon and their concealed plunge pools perfect for private dips. If you are looking for a romantic break then opt for the Premium Beachfront Suite equipped with his and hers showers and deep soaking tub. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 beachfront restaurants (Ismay’s has a supplement charge) • Barefoot Beach Grill • Rum Shack • 3 lounges • swimming pool • Indulge Spa • tennis court • gym • complimentary non-motorised watersports & tuition • croquet lawn • table tennis • bicycles • jogging track • regular live evening entertainment

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHCouples Paradise

ROOM FACILITIES • 23 Deluxe Beachfront Rooms (ground floor rooms have direct access to the beach) with shower-only bathroom, balcony or terrace • 16 Superior Deluxe Beachfront single storey rooms • 46 Premium Beachfront Suites with the ground floor having direct access to the beach and feature a 32” TV, DVD, wi-fi Internet, iPod dock, bathroom with his & hers showers & large tub • Premium Beachfront Suites are bookable as Premium Beachfront Spa Suites, with treatments included • 12 Gauguin Suites have shower-only bathroom & private splash pool Note: Adult-only hotel. Dress code applies when dining.

Prices are from £246 per person per night based in a Deluxe Beachfront Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Gauguin Suite from £12. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Honeymoon: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine & fruit plate on arrival in room plus 25% off spa treatments (not applicable in salon). Minimum stay 5 nights, valid 03Jan-31Dec19.

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CURTAIN BLUFF, ANTIGUA Embraced on both sides by soft powder-white beaches and lapping turquoise waters, Curtain Bluff promises an idyllic Caribbean escape for the fortunate few. Genuine care and first-rate efficiency has been a philosophy here for over fifty years; a family of staff providing private and personal service, while the culinary excellence is one of Curtain Bluff’s utmost pleasures. From Afternoon Tea overlooking the gardens, to a romantic five-course gourmet meal or casual beachfront dining, no luxury is spared. Soak up the inviting tropical atmosphere from your suite, just a few moments walk from the soft sand itself, where spacious interiors all boast seascape vistas. West-Indian style décor and wooden furniture delivers a taste of nature indoors, creating an ambience of seclusion and elegant flair. Adventure and activity are never far away at Curtain Bluff, from waterskiing to yoga, snorkelling in nearby reefs to squash, action and sporting thrills are an accessible and largely complimentary part of your stay in Antigua. A championship tennis centre, nestled amidst lush scenery, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional quality courts, while those more inclined to seek an escape from the pressures of modern life, can simply relax and indulge. Test out the spa for a soothing and natural experience, the lullaby of the waves just feet away blending with aromatic scents and a rejuvenating body therapy that will leave you feeling fresh and invigorated, ready for tomorrow’s adventures. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • wine cellar • swimming pool • watersports centre • tennis centre (4 courts) & lessons • squash court & lessons • golf putting green • bocce & shuffleboard court • half basketball court • fitness centre • aerobics classes, yoga & pilates • spa & beauty salon • gift shop • tennis shop • cooking & wine appreciation classes • gardening classes • island excursions • children’s playground & camp (dates apply) • computer rooms • library ROOM FACILITIES • 72 rooms & suites • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • refrigerator • air-con & ceiling fan • oversized soaking tubs • terrace/veranda • turndown service • room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 01Dec18 & receive up to 20% discount off accommodation. Valid 05Jan31Jan19. Valid in Junior Suite or higher category. Book by 01Dec18 & receive up to 20% discount off accommodation. Valid 01Mar-17Aug19. Valid in Bluff Room or higher category. Honeymoon: Champagne in room on arrival, romantic dinner in the gazebo & complimentary room upgrade subject to availability.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHWatersports Enthusiasts HHFamilies

Prices are from £329 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite from £128, Terrace Suite + Pool from £248. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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Enjoy an unhurried pace of life on this scenically spectacular tropical gem. In the magnificent rainforests of the interior, the air trills to the call of brilliantly plumed tropical birds, and underwater reefs are home to rainbow-hued fish, soft corals and sunken ships. Village life is a delicious mix of French Creole, colonial English, Carib Indian and African; these influences best reflected in the island’s cuisine spiciness tempered by style.

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ST LUCIA HOTELS 1. BodyHoliday 2. Sugar Beach - A Viceroy Resort 3. The Landings Resort & Spa

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -4 hours

LANGUAGE: English and a local French patois

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 8hrs 30 mins

VISAS: A visa is not required but your passport

CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean Dollar

must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure.

Climate Guide

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BODYHOLIDAY, ST LUCIA Fully focused on health and well-being, BodyHoliday offers dawn till dusk activities, all backed by attentive personal service. The hotel’s philosophy is based on four key pillars: relaxation, restorative beauty, exercise and good diet, also providing a complimentary daily spa treatment for all guests for each full day of their stay. BodyHoliday is ideal for both couples or guests travelling alone and is tailored to ensure guests leave feeling fully recharged. With its room refurbishment in summer 2018 the room quality has recently been enhanced. Nestled on secluded white sands, the resort combines all the pleasures of an active beach holiday with a personalised programme of spa treatments at the Centre of Wellness, one of the most acclaimed in the Caribbean. For each full day of your stay, you’ll receive a 50-minute body treatment designed to rejuvenate and awaken the senses. Acquire new skills from a range of activities including archery, fencing, tennis, golf and scuba diving; enjoy fun watersports, join the daily cycling and walking tours, or rebalance the mind with holistic therapies such as Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. All spa treatments, activity sessions and personal tuition can be pre-booked before you travel so, however busy you plan your holiday to be, you’ll feel relaxed from beginning to end. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive • adults only • 4 restaurants (conscious eating, I-Tal restaurant, available at a supplement) • 2 bars • 3 swimming pools • health spa, skin clinic & beauty salon • fitness centre • fitness classes • golf academy • PADI dive centre • volleyball, archery, fencing, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi & stress management classes • personal tuition • kayaks, windsurfing, tubing, hobie cats, snorkelling • bike tours • soft adventure programme (charge) • evening entertainment ROOM FACILITIES • 155 elegant rooms • mini-fridge • flat-screen TV • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • bathroom with jet body shower • REN bath amenities • nightly tea delivery service • balcony or terrace

Grand Luxury Ocean Front Room

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHealthy Holidays HHHolistic Experiences

Note: Adult-only hotel, children under 16 not permitted, except for certain dates

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 23Dec18 & receive up to 40% discount off accommodation. Valid 15Apr26Oct19. Minimum of 7 nights stay. Book by 23Dec18 & receive up to 35% discount off accommodation. Valid 27Oct-21Dec19. Minimum of 7 nights stay. Excludes Grand Luxury Ocean Front suites & The Penthouse. Honeymoon: Tropical flower arrangement in room on arrival plus arrival morning breakfast on balcony & a Time for Two aromatherapy massage.

Prices are from £258 per person per night based in a Luxury King Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Ocean View Room from £9, Luxury Ocean Front Room from £24. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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SUGAR BEACH, A VICEROY RESORT A tropical sanctuary nestled between the iconic Piton mountains of St Lucia, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is totally conducive to relaxation. Families and honeymooners alike will experience sheer tranquillity amidst the unsurpassed natural beauty of the surrounding UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Scattered in clusters over the hillside, some of which look over the white-sand beach, the spacious, breezy rooms, villas, cottages, beach bungalows and residences invite respite from the Caribbean sun with their crisp, white palette. On the site of a former sugar mill, gracious plantation styling includes elegant touches such as a voile-draped four-poster bed and most rooms include a Victorian-style claw-foot bath. For an ultra-luxurious stay, beachfront bungalows face the glorious sands, while private plunge pools and a personalised butler service, included in all room types, afford that little extra pampering. Lush foliage and soaring mountain vistas surround the indulgent Rainforest Spa with its treetop treatment rooms, and in the teeming coral reefs of the offshore National Marine Reserve, there’s excellent diving and snorkelling. The two pristine white-sand beaches are a gorgeous spot to sun and swim, and the sports and fitness facilities make the most of the verdant mountain surroundings including guided hikes to the summit of Gros Piton or to nearby Sulphur Springs. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 3 bars • afternoon tea lounge • swimming pool • Rainforest Spa • fitness centre • aerobics, yoga, pilates, exercise classes • tennis, pool & table tennis • complimentary non-motorised watersports • PADI dive school • complimentary sailing club for children aged 10 plus • kids’ club • in-room dining • butler service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £207 per person per night based in a Sugar Mill Luxury Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Superior Sugar Mill Luxury Room from £26, Luxury Cottage from £54. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 96 rooms, villas, cottages & beachfront bungalows • flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • private patio with furniture • plunge pool • 1 to 4-bedroom residences, including the new Beachfront Collection

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Book by 15Sep18 and stay 6 nights to receive 1 night free including breakfast, valid 06Jan19-30Apr19. Book by 15Sep18 and stay 4 nights & receive 1 night free including breakfast, valid 01May19-18Dec19. Offer applicable to Luxury Cottages and above. Family: Children under 17 stay free when sharing with 2 adults.

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THE LANDINGS RESORT & SPA BY ELEGANT HOTELS Tucked on the shores of Rodney Bay, along once of St. Lucia’s most celebrated beaches, five-star quality gleams from every corner of The Landings all-suite villa resort. Each of the luxurious villa suites are designed in an exotic blend of European and Caribbean colonial décor, and are complete with a full range of amenities including a fully-equipped designer kitchen, spacious living/dining area, large balconies or terrace, with optional heated plunge pool. Guests can enjoy unique dining experiences at the resort’s three restaurants which serve dishes using an abundance of fresh tropical fruit, vegetables and seafood prepared in delicious and exotic ways. After soaking up some of the beautiful Caribbean sun, guests can cool off in the sparkling waters of one of the four swimming pools – including a heated infinity pool surrounded by comfortable loungers and a family lounge pool with comfortable daybeds. Those seeking complete relaxation need look no further than The Spa, a luxurious 7,000-square-foot spa within the resort which features serene treatment rooms, state-ofthe-art health club and a full-service salon. There’s plenty of adventure and experiences available from rainforest zip-lining and Segway nature trails, to guided hikes up St. Lucia’s signature volcanic spires and plenty of fun at Splash Island Water Park. Of course, there’s always the option to kick back and relax on the idyllic beaches. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • 4 swimming pools • fitness centre • fitness classes • recreational activities • 2 tennis courts • non-motorised watersports • spa • salon • Landing kids’ club • 800ft white-sand beach • beach & ambassadors • complimentary wi-fi Internet • complimentary weddings • nightly turn down service ROOM FACILITIES • 85 1, 2 & 3-bedroom luxury villas • full designer kitchen • flat-screen TV • refrigerator • bathrobes • living & dining area • marble bathroom • luxury bathroom amenities

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 01Dec18 & receive 50% discount, valid 01Jun-30Jun19 & 01Sep-31Oct19. Honeymoon: Complimentary bottle of champagne & flowers on arrival, special flower petals turndown with champagne one night during stay, 1 hour couples massage & use of couples tandem bicycle. Minimum stay 4 nights, valid 05Jan-16Dec19

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Getaway HHFamilies

Prices are from £209 per person per night based in a One Bedroom Marina View Villa Suite on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Two Bedroom Marina View Villa Suite from £32, One Bedroom Butler Ocean View Villa Suite from £100. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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BAHAMAS The magical cays of the Bahamas are truly captivating. Friendly and welcoming, the archipeligo’s colonial influences are echoed in neat colonnaded streets and pastel-painted, white-roofed houses which gleam under broad blue skies. From the glitz and glamour of Nassau’s Paradise Island to sultry tropical evenings that are perfect for beachside barbecues, the beautiful Bahamas are difficult to beat for pure holiday relaxation.

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BAHAMAS HOTELS 1. The Cove, Atlantis Paradise Island

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -4 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 9 hours.

VISAS: A visa is not required for visits less than 30

CURRENCY: Bahamian Dollar.

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THE COVE AT ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND The Cove is elegantly situated between Cove and Paradise Beaches creating the feeling of being cast away on a private, white-sand sanctuary. The ultra-luxury property was designed by architect Jeffrey Beers to bring high design together with the bluest ocean and mother of pearl hued sand. The result is an open-air lobby that rises and sets with the day, an exclusive poolscape that gently skims the private beaches, with stunning and sensual rooms and suites. Atlantis features five distinct properties in which to stay, from the iconic Royal to the original Beach and Coral, to the newly built luxury properties, The Reef and The Cove. The resort is built around Aquaventure, an innovative, 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides, pools and white-sand beaches which offers fun for all the family. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species make their home in the ocean fed environments. The resort’s amenities are plentiful – from spectacular outside pools, to 20 breathtaking beachfront cabanas. With dining options to delight every palate. featuring 21 restaurants,19 bars and lounges offering everything from fine dining to quick-and-easy favourites. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s 14-acre marine mammal habitat, is a state-of-the-art education centre and animal-rescue rehabilitation hospital whose first residents were 17 rescue dolphins from Hurricane Katrina. Visitors to Dolphin Cay can participate in creative, nondisruptive “interactions” that build real awareness, stir emotion and help fund the resort’s conservation efforts. HOTEL FACILITIES • 21 restaurants • 19 bars • casino • 11 swimming pools • tennis courts • fitness centre • Mandara Spa • golf course • watersports • kids’ club • teen night club • Dolphin Cay marine habitat • marine interaction (charge) • unlimited access to 141-acre Aquaventure Waterscape • 14 exhibit lagoons • haute couture shopping • Atlantis movie theatre • resort shuttle service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHWorld Class Mandara Spa HHWatersport enthusiasts

ROOM FACILITIES • 600 ocean-view suites • in-room bar • 2 flat-screen TVs • universal docking station • wi-fi Internet • Starbucks coffee • tea making facilities • balcony  Prices are from £196 per person per night based in an Ocean Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Ocean Suite from £19, Indigo Suite from £41. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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GRENADA HOTELS 1. Spice Island

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -4 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 9 hours 40

VISAS: A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90

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CURRENCY: Eastern Caribbean Dollar.

Climate Guide

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SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT, GRENADA This friendly boutique resort welcomes guests warmly into the Spice Island family, its gracious atmosphere of unpretentious luxury inspires easy relaxation in the spice-scented breezes. Sheltered amidst the lemon, almond and sea-grape trees, beachfront rooms open out to the powder-soft white sands of Grenada’s famous Grand Anse Beach and are ideal for families with a range of fun watersports just steps away. Luxurious suites are tucked away behind private walls, their tropical gardens and private pools offering a touch more intimacy. Spice Island offers the option to do everything or nothing at all; from tennis, cycling, diving and snorkelling to relaxing on the sands or beside the pool. The chic and elegant spa is an oasis of serenity, suffused with the exotic fragrance of nutmeg. Soothe the senses with a selection of body wraps and polishes and an outdoor relaxation lounge. The dining experience is exceptional; the finest cuisine served in an elegant oceanside setting where exquisite tastes and superb service make a memorable event of every meal. HOTEL FACILITIES • Oliver’s Restaurant for breakfast & dinner • Sea & Surf Terrace for lunch • bar • swimming pool • health spa • fitness centre • tennis • snorkelling, kayaks, & hobie cats • paddle boards • beach-side yoga deck • cycling • PADI dive centre • kids’ activity centre • green fees ROOM FACILITIES • 34 beachfront rooms • 13 garden suites • 17 private pool suites • flatscreen TV • DVD player • wi-fi Internet • iPod docking station • bathroom with double bath • balcony or patio • living area • private plunge pool or swimming pool (pool suites) Note: No children under 5 permitted in Oliver’s Restaurant after 6pm year-round. Spice Island is a completely non-smoking hotel

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHWeddings HHHoneymoons

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 21Jan19 & receive a $200 discount per booking. Minimum 7 nights stay. Valid 06Jan19-15Dec19. Free Nights: Stay 6 nights & receive 1 night free, stay 12 nights & receive 2 free nights or stay 18 nights & receive 3 nights free. Valid 01May-15Oct19. Family: 1st child of up to 11 years stays free when sharing room with 2 paying adults in either Oleander or Sea Grape Suites. Valid 16Jan-15Dec19. Honeymoon: Book a minimum of 7 nights & receive 1 complimentary massage plus Sunset cruise, a bottle of champagne and a tropical fruit plate.

Prices are from £280 per person per night based in an Oleander Superior Suite on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Anthurium Pool Suite from £60, Sea Grape Beach Suite from £79. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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JAMAICA Montego Bay

✈ JAMAICA Caribbean Sea

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -5 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 9 hours 45

VISAS: No visa required for UK citizens for stays up to

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90 days.

CURRENCY: US Dollar.

Climate Guide

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Whether enjoying delicious soul food at the rum shack on one of Jamaica’s sparkling beaches, or hiking through the mist in the majestic Blue Mountains, you’ll find the true spirit of the island in its people. Famed for its laidback lifestyle, legendary musical history and beautiful beaches, Jamaica captivates with her warm hospitality and lively social scene. The diverse landscape is perfect for exploration; from Negril and the party atmosphere of seven-mile beach, to the wild waterfalls of Ocho Rios. Go mountain biking, river rafting and fly on zip wires high above the forest floor in search of adventure. At a slower pace, there are historic houses and gardens to stroll, golf courses to be played, and catamarans to sail gently in the warm breeze.

JAMAICA HOTEL 1. Jamaica Inn


JAMAICA INN This celebrated Jamaican beach destination exudes traditional colonial style. Decorated throughout in cool white and Wedgwood blue, this pristine resort has changed very little since it opened in the early 1950s. Greeting guests with a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea from the elegant lobby, Jamaica Inn was graced by many iconic stars of the day, including Errol Flynn, Katherine Hepburn and Noel Coward. Sipping Martinis at the bar and dining in the moonlight to the sound of a live band are traditions that, thankfully, live on here today. After dark the atmosphere is one of relaxed elegance with amazing cocktails on the outdoor terrace followed by candlelit-dining under the stars, often with some great music. Situated on the popular north coast of the island near Ocho Rios, the hotel boasts a beautiful private beach with panoramic sea views from all guest suites. There are no TVs, clocks or radios in the rooms - only peace and quiet, and the chance to take life at a slower pace. Breeze-cooled verandas are furnished for open-air living with oversized sofas, and bedrooms are elegantly furnished. The hotel offers many different choices of accommodation; from suites with views of the beach and the ocean, to exquisite cottages with plunge pools on an adjacent private cove. Ocean Spa offers a sanctuary of natural pampering on the coral cliff of Cutlass Bay where all wild plants and ingredients have been sourced organically from the island’s farms. The openair treatment rooms feature beautiful views of the coast. The early morning boat trip to Dunn’s River Falls is an invigorating way to start the day, followed by an appetising breakfast on the terrace, before heading to the beach to spend the day dipping in and out of the warm Caribbean Sea. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • 2 bars • pool • tennis • spa • fitness centre • watersports • library with cable TV • gift shop

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUnderstated Elegance HHBeach Heaven

ROOM FACILITIES • 53 suites, cottages & bungalows • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • air-con • sitting area • bathroom with detail • veranda or terrace

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 31Dec18 & receive 20% discount off accommodation. Valid 20Dec1819Dec19. Free Nights: Stay 3 nights & receive 1 night at 50%. Valid 02Jan-08Feb19. Stay 4 nights & receive 1 night free. Valid 02Jan-08Feb19. Further early booking discounts, free nights, meal discounts & free room upgrades available on selected dates – please call for details

Prices are from £117 per person per night based in a Balcony Suite on an room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Verandah Suite from £20, Premier Verandah Suite from £48. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The Dominican Republic is one of the largest countries in the Caribbean, with a fabulous diversity of scenery to match. From sweeping sands to rolling sugar plantations, towering mountains to huge freshwater lakes, there is always something different to explore, and somewhere great to stay too, as you select from a superb range of all inclusive beach resorts.

North Atlantic Ocean

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

1

Santo Domingo

2

Punta Cana

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HOTEL 1. Z  oetry Agua Punta Cana Excellence Punta Cana 2. Casa De Campo

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -4 hours

LANGUAGE: Spanish. English is spoken in most hotels.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: 11 hours (flight

VISAS: UK passport holders do not need a visa but you

grounds in Antigua)

will need a tourist card. They cost £10 and take up to two weeks to process.

CURRENCY: Dominican Republic Peso

Climate Guide

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

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26 55

27 85

27 71

28 99

28 89

28 89

28 27 27 128 110 116

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ZOËTRY AGUA PUNTA CANA Relax on an exquisite escape at Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. The palm-studded white-sand beach lapped by crystal-clear waters lies just an hour from Punta Cana International Airport. An indulgent stay here combines tranquillity and romance. Gourmet cuisine is available from four distinctive restaurants, alongside unlimited top-shelf spirits and snacks available throughout the day. Cane-thatched suites boast hardwood floors and natural stone accents, and are complemented with Bvlgari® bath amenities. Mini-bars are refreshed daily, sparkling wine and fresh fruit are delivered each day, while aromatherapy oils and candles scent the air. Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana delivers a high-end all inclusive experience. Lifestyle enrichments include a complimentary 45-minute horseback ride per person per stay (reservations required), and a complimentary 20-minute massage per person per stay. In the spa the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi® are the perfect spot for relaxation, or simply unwind beside one of the two sparkling infinity swimming pools or on your private terrace while soaking up the views of the ocean and gardens. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive with Endless Privileges® • 4 restaurants • café • 3 bars including a swim-up bar • 2 swimming pools • whirlpool • spa complete with hydrotherapy circuit • complimentary 20-minute spa treatment per stay • Yoga & dance • meditation • non-motorised watersports including kayaking & snorkeling • wine & rum tasting • daily afternoon tea with live plant infusions • painting • cooking classes • cigar & poker by the pool • theme dinner nights • performances by live musicians • guided cultural and ecological tours • complimentary 24hr laundry service • no check-in/-out times (based on availability) ROOM FACILITIES • 96 luxurious suites • mini-bar replenished daily • 42” flat-screen TV • air-con • wi-fi Internet • in-suite electronic tablet • unlimited worldwide calling • private terrace • large soaking tub • pillow menu • fine quality linens, towels & bathrobes • 24hr in-suite dining • bottle of sparkling wine with fresh fruit daily • butler service • concierge

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 28Feb19 & receive 35% discount, valid 01May19-31Oct19. Book 01Mar1930Apr19 & receive 35% discount, valid 17Aug19-31Oct19. Book by 31Jul19 & receive 40% discount, valid 01Nov19-31Dec19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Escape HHSpa Lovers HHWellness Retreat

Prices are from £160 per person per night based in a Junior Suite Garden View Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Suite Taino Garden View Room from £24, Junior Suite Agua Garden View from £32. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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EXCELLENCE PUNTA CANA The lapping ocean waves and the rhythms of merengue are Punta Cana’s soundtrack, complementing a laid-back island culture that welcomes you from the moment of arrival. Take a walk on the wild side with cave exploring, world-class snorkelling, zip-lining, whale watching and catamaran rides. Explore wildlife preserves and ecological parks, swim with dolphins and sea lions, or speedboat over to Isla Saona with a stop at a sand bar for a swim in starfish-filled waters. Five-star luxury runs through each of the suites, where vibrant colours of the Caribbean create inspired oceanfront surroundings and décor that echoes the hues of the island. The suits boast their own private balcony or terrace from which you can enjoy stunning views, and some have the added bonus of direct pool access or their own private plunge pool – ideal to cool off in after soaking up some of the beautiful Caribbean sun. With nine world-class restaurants and 12 bars, prepare for a culinary adventure. From haute French to fine northern Italian, exotic Asian and the freshest seafood, each restaurant has an extensive food and wine menu ensuring that there’s something to suit every notion. Although relaxation is key, there’s so much to explore – from 15th-Cantury villages, the capital of Santo Domingo and the Colonial Quarters, you’ll find an array of things to keep you occupied during the days you manage to pull yourself away from the welcoming soft sands of the beach. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive hotel • 11 restaurants • 12 bars • 4 swimming pools • 4 Jacuzzis • fitness centre • scuba diving (charge) • non-motorised watersports • yoga • Spanish lessons • beach volleyball • football • tennis • basketball • squash • bicycles • table tennis • mini-golf • air rifle shooting • beauty salon • billiards • Shopping Galleria • nearby casino • laundry service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGourmet Dining HHRefined Luxury

ROOM FACILITIES • finely appointed suites & guestrooms • mini-bar • 50” flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • iPod radio alarm clock • air-con • espresso coffee machine • bathrobe & slippers • pillow menu • VIP bathroom amenities • turn-down service • patio or balcony Adult-only hotel, guests must be 18+ years

Prices are from £113 per person per night based in a Junior Suite Garden/Mountain View on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite with Plunge Pool from £24, Excellence Club Junior Suite Ocean View from £49. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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CASA DE CAMPO RESORT & VILLAS A member of the Leading Hotels Of The World™, Casa de Campo Resort & Villas is a stunning 7,000-acre resort situated on the south-eastern coast of Dominican Republic, in the town of La Romana. Bordered by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the winding Chavon River on another. The unique array of amenities encompasses an expansive marina and the pristine and private white-sand Minitas Beach, wellness facilities with an extensive spa and state of the art gym as well as a 16th Century Mediterranean-style village, with restaurants, shops and fairy tale-like church. The sports facilities here are second to none with three championship golf courses, including Teeth of the Dog, #1 course in the Caribbean, 13 Har-Tru tennis courts, extensive equestrian facilities with polo facilities, trail rides, horse jumping and donkey polo as well as a shooting centre and range of watersports. The stunning guestrooms feature rich mahogany furnishings, a private balcony or terrace, luxury amenities and stunning views, making them the ideal retreat. For the best of resort living, the villas boast their own private pool, spectacular views of the surrounding gardens or the Caribbean Sea as well as a plethora of added amenities and benefits including a personalised check-in and orientation, a private maid service and breakfast prepared daily in your villa. The restaurants at Casa de Campo will take guests on a culinary journey around the world where no two meals or experiences are the same, and every dish is created with its own personality and flavour. Then, once the sun has melted into the sea, the resort’s nightlife begins – with a wide variety of bars and lounges, from live concerts in a 5,000-seat Grecianstyle amphitheatre to quiet and intimate bars, there’s something for every taste and mood. HOTEL FACILITIES • 8 restaurants in the all-inclusive • 2 fine-dining restaurants • 5 bars & entry to a nightclub in the all-inclusive • multiple swimming pools • spa • fitness centre • 13 tennis courts • marina • watersports • polo • horse riding • golf • shooting centre • fishing • complimentary 4 passenger golf carts (for touring the resort) • kids’ club & activities ROOM FACILITIES • spectacular villas, rooms & suites • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • 42” LCD flat-screen TV • air-con • espresso/coffee maker • walk-in closet • bathrobes & slippers • private terrace or balcony

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Between 01Nov-20Dec18 & receive up to 30% discount off accommodation. Valid 04Jan-20Dec19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCulinary Delights HHGolf Enthusiasts HHRefined Luxury

Prices are from £116 per person per night based in a Pete Dye Golf Lodge Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Elite Patio Room from £10, Three Bedroom Garden Villa from £164. Meal supplements: all inclusive from £165. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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MEXICO

Tijuana

USA

Basking on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico’s sparkling Caribbean coast, Cancun is a vibrant, sun-drenched beach resort. Away from the sweeping sands, discover the magnificence of Mayan antiquities in the pyramid temples and palaces of iconic Chichen-Itza, Uxmal and Tulum, or visit traditional villages filled with ornate churches, cobbled courtyards and flower-filled, whitewashed squares.

Baja California Los Paz

Chihuahua Copper Canyon

Los Cabos

MEXICO

Monterrey

Culiacán

Gulf of Mexico

Cancún Guadalajara Mexico City Taxco Acapulco

Chichèn Itzá

Oaxaca Puerto Escondido

2

1

Tulum

BELIZE GUATEMALA

MEXICO HOTELS  1.  Riviera Maya hotels: Le Blanc Spa Resort Royal Hideaway Playacar Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita Hotel Xcaret Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Viceroy Riviera Maya Valentin Imperial Maya 2. Dreams Tulum 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT 6-7 hours. FLYING TIME FROM UK: Between 11-13 hours not including transfer times.

LANGUAGE: Mexico & Guatemala: official language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in tourist resorts; Belize: official language is English.

CURRENCY: Mexican Peso, Guatemalan quetzal, VISAS: British Passport holders get visa on arrival for Mexico, Guatemala & Belize.

Belize dollar.

Climate Guide

Jan

Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Jul

Aug Sept Oct Nov

Dec

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

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26 58

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LE BLANC SPA RESORT, CANCUN Chilled, scented towels and a welcome glass of sweet coconut milk greet your arrival in this five diamond AAA award-winning, adult-only resort. Relaxation comes easily in this serene beachfront enclave with its combination of contemporary style and smooth, friendly service. An all inclusive programme of meals and drinks features exotic cocktails at the swim-up pool bars, fabulous haute cuisine, premium wines and spirits, and in-room mini-bars that are replenished daily. Le Blanc simply invites pure indulgence, from its dazzling white-sand beach to its stunning spa with fabulous hydrotherapy circuit. Cool cream décor and dark wood furnishings create a calm soothing oasis in all the rooms and suites. Each features a sumptuous marble bathroom with Swiss spa shower and double whirlpool tub, while step-out balconies look out over the lagoon or ocean. Butler service delivers extra special touches designed to immerse you in all-encompassing luxury; from a nightly turndown service with petit fours, to a decadent menu of scented baths and relaxing aromatherapy room fragrances. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive, adults only • 5 gourmet restaurants • 3 lounges & 5 bars • 3 swimming pools • fitness centre • yoga & pilates • world-class health spa with 19 treatment rooms • evening entertainment • resort credit facility ROOM FACILITIES • 260 rooms & suites • mini-bar with spirits cabinet • espresso coffee maker • flat-screen Apple TV • iPod dock with Bluetooth connection • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet • marble bathroom • in-mirror TV • double whirlpool bath • BVLGARI bath amenities • bathrobes & slippers • pillow menu • CHI hairdryer & straighteners • steam iron • beach bag • butler service • aromatherapy menu • French balcony Note: Adult-only hotel, guests must be 18+ years

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Added Value: Stay 5 nights or more & receive $1,500 Resort Credit. Stay 9 nights or more & receive $2,000 Resort Credit. Stay 12 nights or more & receive $2,500 Resort Credit. Can be used for golf, swimming with dolphins, spa treatments, excursions and various other extras. Valid until 23Dec19 - please call for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHCouples Getaway

Prices are from £267 per person per night based in a Royale Deluxe Resort View Rom on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Royale Deluxe Partial Ocean View Room from £12, Royale Honeymoon Ocean Front from £16. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ROYAL HIDEAWAY PLAYACAR, RIVIERA MAYA Basking on a truly beautiful stretch of sands overlooking the azure Caribbean seas, the Royal Hideaway Playacar is one of the leading hotels in the world, and the perfect place to relax in grand style. Effortlessly blending courteous service with impeccable detail, this adult-only, all inclusive resort provides all you need for a luxurious, stress-free stay under the warm tropical sun; unlimited premium drinks and cocktails, sophisticated Afternoon Teas, sumptuous buffet or à la carte breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Revel in the gorgeous ocean views as you laze beside the infinity pool or find a secluded spot on the uncrowded beach and enjoy a bar waiter drinks service at your beck and call. Alternatively, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating treatment in the opulent spa. Scattered around the gardens and pools, magnificent colonial-style villas house the graciously decorated guestrooms, each comfortably equipped with king or queen-size beds and a whirlpool tub. Dedicated concierges attend each villa and are on hand to arrange dinner reservations or excursions out to snorkel the reefs or explore the lush surroundings. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive, adults only • 6 à la carte restaurants • weekly theatre dinner show • 6 swimming pools & whirlpools • tennis • fitness centre • spa treatments (charge) • aqua aerobics • SCUBA clinics • kayaks • boogie boards • bicycles • daily activities programme ROOM FACILITIES • 200 rooms & suites • flat-screen TV • iPod docking station • wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • whirlpool bath • balcony • 24hr in-room dining

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR

Note: Dress code for dinner requires men to wear collared shirts, long trousers and closed shoes. Adult-only hotel.

HHGastronomic Experiences HHCouples Retreat

Prices are from £207 per person per night based in a Luxury Garden Resort View room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Royal Relaxation Room from £51, Luxury Royal Luxurious Room from £81. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SECRETS CAPRI RIVIERA CANCUN The perfect place for unrivalled romance and Unlimited-Luxury®, Secrets Capri is nestled amongst 71 oceanfront acres and is perfect for guests wishing to connect, relax and restore a feeling of wellbeing. Adults only and all inclusive, this resort is skilled at responding to the needs of guests who enjoy world-class amenities and facilities. Local and international cuisine, from the indulgent to the clean and lighter options can be sampled at one of five à la carte gourmet restaurants or at the buffet and café (open 24hrs). If solitude appeals, place an order for a romantic in-room or beachfront lunch or dinner. All tastes are catered for with a range of special menu items including vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, organic and more. The luxurious rooms and suites are designed to reflect the romance and charm of a Mediterranean villa and feature a four-poster canopy king-size bed (or two double beds), private terrace or balcony and full marble bathroom. For golf, take advantage of complimentary green fees at nearby Grand Coral Riviera Maya (T&Cs apply) or enjoy a number of activities on offer including archery, dance lessons, Spanish lessons, snorkelling or water aerobics. The Secrets Spa by Pevonia® offers a large variety of pampering treatments including massages, facials and wraps. Experience pure indulgence through a combination of the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments. Sink back, relax and revel in the natural beauty of this celebrated part of Mexico at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive with Unlimited-Luxury® • 6 restaurants • café • 4 bars • swimming pool • Secrets Spa by Pevonia® • gym • yoga & pilates • tennis • non-motorised watersports • theme nights & nightly live entertainment • tequila tasting, cooking & massage classes • chef’s pastry night • art gallery • Sip, Savour & See Dining Experience; enjoy drink, cuisine & live entertainment from nearby sister resorts (transfers extra) ROOM FACILITIES • 291 rooms & suites • mini-bar replenished daily • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • coffee maker • private balcony or terrace • Italian marble bathroom • jetted bathtub • separate shower • bathrobes & slippers • 24hr room service • personalised concierge service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCulturally Enriching Escape HHGastronomic Experiences HHRomantic Escape

Note: Adult-only hotel, children under 18 not permitted.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 28Feb19 & receive 30% discount, valid 01May19-31Oct19. Book 01Mar1930Apr19 & receive 30% discount, valid 17Aug-31Oct19. Book by 31Jul19 & receive 30% discount, valid 01Nov19-31Dec19.

Prices are from £110 per person per night based in a Preferred Club Deluxe Tropical View on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Preferred Club Junior Suite Tropical View from £9, Preferred Club Deluxe Ocean View from £13. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ZOËTRY PARAISO DE LA BONITA RIVIERA MAYA Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya invites sheer indulgence in an intimate, boutique ambience. A secluded white-sand beach, romantic sunset catamaran cruises, and spacious, marble-floored suites with sunken whirlpool are perfect for couples seeking a stay in tranquil luxury. Cosseted by warmly efficient service and centred on a superb Thalassotherapy Centre, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita’s feel-good spa experience is second to none. Laze in the tropical sunshine beside the bubbling seawater pool, relax in the traditional Mayan Temazcal steam room, and enjoy a 20-minute Thalasso session included in your stay. Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita sets a high standard for all inclusive holidays with a raft of extraspecial touches; from chauffeur-driven airport transfers and a welcome bottle of Tequila, to fresh fruit and sparkling wine delivered each day to your suite. Unlimited cocktails, premium brand drinks and high-quality house wines accompany delicious dining from a choice of gourmet restaurants, and restful nights are assured with luxurious bath amenities, plush robes and slippers, crisp bed linens and aromatherapy pillows. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive with Endless Privileges® • 3 restaurants • sushi & ceviche bar • library bar • pool bar • 2 swimming pools • Thalasso Centre & Spa • tennis • yoga, fitness & dance classes • kayaking & windsurfing • wine tasting & cookery classes • daily afternoon tea with live plant infusions • complimentary couples massage demo • live musicians performances • complimentary green fees • shopping excursion by boat to a local fishing village • complimentary laundry service • 1hr Catamaran sunset sail • chauffeured airport transfers • Sip, Savour & See Dining Experience; enjoy drink, cuisine & live entertainment from sister resorts • no check-in/-out times (based on availability)

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHHoneymooners HHWellness Retreat

Prices are from £180 per person per night based in a Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite with Terrace on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Romance Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite with Terrace from £18, Ocean Front One bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool from £36. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 90 oceanfront suites • mini-bar replenished daily • air-con • flatscreen TV • surround sound system • wi-fi Internet • Nespresso machine • sitting area • double sunken bathtub • Bvlgari® bath amenities • large private terrace with daybeds • complimentary handmade beachbag • 24hr room & concierge services • unlimited worldwide calling Note: Dress code for dinner in Canoa requires men to wear collared shirts, long trousers and closed shoes

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 28Feb19 & receive 25% discount, valid 01May19-31Oct19. Book 01Mar1930Apr19 & receive 25% discount, valid 17Aug-31Oct19. Book by 31Jul19 & receive 25% discount, valid 01Nov19-31Dec19.

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VICEROY RIVIERA MAYA This 41 luxury villa, adults-only resort is a tranquil beachfront hideaway, set in the village of Playa Xcalacoco, not far from Playa del Carmen. The seven miles of white-sand beach and the lush jungle greenery surroundings provide the perfect setting for an intimate getaway. The Viceroy’s exclusive nature allows for an exceptionally high level of service, which coupled with the peaceful and tranquil ambience, sets the scene for total relaxation - it’s as far from hustle and bustle as you can get. Each villa is a hideaway in paradise, surrounded by rich foliage and some boasting ocean views, all benefiting from a private patio with an artfully-designed plunge pool and personalised Mayadormo butler service. Relax in your hammock and soak up the exquisite setting or sink in to plush 500-thread count Egyptian sheets for an utterly restful night of sleep. The spa treatments here are world-class, and for an experience to remember, you can even have a treatment at the end of the private pier on the beach as the waters of the Caribbean lap gently below. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • Library Lounge for snacks, beverages & iconic books • poolside bar • private dining • swimming pool • Mayan inspired spa • state-of-the-art fitness centre • library • all inclusive package available ROOM FACILITIES • 41 private luxury villas • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • iPod docking station • satellite TV with DVD player • bathrooms with double-sink vanity • private patio • plunge pool • outdoor shower • terrace with chaise longues Note: Adult-only hotel, children under 14 not permitted.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHTranquil Retreat

Prices are from £220 per person per night based in a Luxury Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Royal Villa from £73, Signature Villa from £146. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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HOTEL XCARET MEXICO Hotel Xcaret Mexico is more than just a resort, it’s a destination rich in history, art and entertainment. The impressive ecosystem full of colours and textures sets a perfect communion between man and nature, where the jungle, caves and rivers are the principal ingredient of a luxe and eclectic scenery. The 900 rooms meticulously designed and distributed across five buildings, are represented by the universal elements based in Mayan Culture: Viento, Agua, Tierra and Fuego, suited for all kinds of accommodations, from families with young kids or teens, adults only, or groups. With the unique ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE® experience, you can enjoy unlimited access to the parks: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco and Xenses, as well as Xenotes and Xichen tours, food and beverages, transportation between parks and airport shuttle. With ten restaurants and eight bars, Hotel Xcaret Mexico will take you on a culinary journey through global flavors, where the Mexican gastronomy, declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage, is the protagonist. Undoubtedly, Mexican cuisine will captivate all your senses and will surprise you with the most colourful presentations and textures, elaborated with traditional ingredients that reflect centuries of ancestral and cultural legacy. For days where you want a slower pace, the white-sand beaches and crystal-clear infinity pools provide perfect places to enjoy a refreshing dip, or to relax by with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymoons HHSpa Lovers HHFamilies

Prices are from £153 per person per night based in a Deluxe Garden Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Swim up Garden Suite from £54, Family Ocean Front Suite from £63. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 10 restaurants • 8 bars • 11 swimming pools • 3 fitness centres • Muluk Spa & Wellness (charge) • tennis & paddle courts • non-motorised watersports • gift shop • kids’ & family club • concierge • convention centre • jungle trails, rivers & coves • private & semi-private coves ROOM FACILITIES • 900 guestrooms • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • Nespresso coffee machine • in-room Jacuzzi • rain shower • 24hr room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 31Oct18 & receive 25% discount on accommodation. Valid 12Dec1831Oct19. Book by 30Apr19 & receive 30% discount on accommodation. Valid 01May1931Oct19.

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SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA Discover Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, an adult-only resort, located in the stunning Riviera Maya. Akumal, meaning “place of turtles” in Mayan, is home to one of the largest green sea turtle populations in Mexico. Renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches and calm turquoise waters, this hotel offers a truly magical place to search for turtles while snorkelling just off shore. With 24-hour room service, complimentary wi-fi Internet, pool and beach waiter service, along with a wide variety of activities from cocktail classes to Spanish lessons - there’s something that will appeal to everyone. The elegantly-appointed suites feature picturesque views of the Caribbean as well as a private furnished balcony or terrace. Optionally you can upgrade to the ultimate luxury of a Preferred Club Room and enjoy even more benefits and services. Guests can indulge in limitless gourmet dining, without reservations, at eight restaurants and a café, not to mention top-shelf spirits served at seven chic bars and lounges. There’s even the option to enjoy a night out at nearby sister properties with the Sip, Savour & See Dining Experience. Wind down with a speciality treatment at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia®, catch the live nightly entertainment, or lounge by three pools, one of which is an expansive infinity pool. HOTEL FACILITIES • 9 restaurants (including 6 à la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet, a café & a grill) • 7 bars • outdoor whirlpool • Secrets Spa by Pevonia® offering sauna, 2 steam rooms, hydro massage pool & outdoor whirlpool (charge) • fitness centre • football • tennis • archery • dance & cooking lessons • bike tours • yoga • complimentary golf greens fees • snorkelling • non-motorised watersports • deep sea fishing (charge) • live music • Sip, Savour & See Dining Experience; enjoy drink, cuisine & live entertainment from sister resorts ROOM FACILITIES • 434 suites • mini-bar replenished daily • 42” flat-screen TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • air-con • Nespresso machine • sofa • whirlpool for 2 • rain & handheld shower • bathrobes & slippers • private terrace with daybeds • Secrets Box for room service • 24hr room service • concierge in every building

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHGourmet Dining HHRomantic Escape

Note: Adult-only hotel, children under 18 not permitted.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 28Feb19 & receive 30% discount, valid 01May19-31Oct19. Book 01Mar1930Apr19 & receive 30% discount, valid 17Aug-31Oct19. Book by 31Jul19 & receive 30% discount, valid 01Nov19-31Dec19.

Prices are from £138 per person per night based in a Junior Suite Tropical View on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite Partial Ocean View from £7, Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View from £28. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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VALENTIN IMPERIAL RIVIERA MAYA Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya offers a beachfront paradise for holidaymakers. This fivestar all-inclusive resort caters for adults only and is located a short 25-minute drive south from Cancún International Airport in the Riviera Maya. In an enchanting and unique décor inspired by the Mexican haciendas, set amidst acres of lavish gardens, the resort sits on a half-mile-long stretch of white-sand beach named Playa Del Secreto. This magnificent award-winning resort boasts one of the most breathtaking pools in the Riviera Maya. The location is ideal as one can easily reach Cancún, Playa del Carmen and the world-famous Mayan archaeological sites such as Tulúm, Cobá, and Chichén Itzá, yet be removed enough to enjoy the casually elegant ambience of Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 buffets for breakfast & lunch • 7 unlimited à la carte gourmet restaurants for dinner with no reservations required (except for the teppanyaki grill) • 2 “fiestas” per week with buffet dinner & show • 11 bars • 3 swimming pools • spa (charge) • daily activities • daily evening shows • sports • non-motorised watersports • 2 tennis courts • basketball court • paddle court • fitness centre with complimentary yoga, pilates, body fitness, Zumba, aqua force & pool biking classes ROOM FACILITIES • 524 luxurious junior suites & 16 1-bedroom suites • mini-bar restocked daily • satellite TV • air-con & ceiling fan • radio alarm clock • wi-fi Internet • coffee maker • full marble bathrooms • bathrobes & slippers • exquisite toiletries made with natural ingredients • 24hr room service • iron & ironing board • concierge service • private furnished terrace or balcony

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Note: Adult-only hotel

HHGourmet Dining HHCouples Getaway

Prices are from £102 per person per night based in a Deluxe Junior Suite on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Golden Junior Suite from £20. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 31Oct18 & receive 18% off accommodation. Valid 01Nov18-30Apr19. Book by 31Oct18 & receive 18% off accommodation. Valid 01May19-31Oct19.

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DREAMS TULUM RESORT & SPA A heavenly sanctuary, Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is located on a secluded sugary whitesand beach in the Riviera Maya, and is one of the only resorts which is a short distance to the exciting town and ancient ruins of Tulum, and Xel-Ha Aqua Adventure Park. The resort caters to couples, friends and families where upscale surroundings combining fun and relaxation with the ancient world of the Maya is guaranteed. The resort’s unsurpassable amenities include two swimming pools which boast breathtaking views, six à la carte restaurants, and the luxurious Dreams Spa by Pevonia® – the ultimate place for sheer relaxation and pure indulgence. The finely-appointed suites and guestrooms were recently renovated, are finely decorated with contemporary Mexican décor and come complete with hammocks on the balcony or patio providing an ideal spot to relax. The resort has exceptional evening entertainment, including spectacular live performances, big screen movies on the beach and theme parties. The Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teens Club provide a fully-supervised programme of entertainment to occupy the resort’s younger guests ensuring that everyone will be kept entertained during their stay. HOTEL FACILITIES • all inclusive with Unlimited-Luxury® • 8 restaurants • café • 7 bars including a swim-up bar • 2 swimming pools • Dreams Spa by Pevonia® • salon • fitness centre • yoga on the beach • complimentary traditional Temazcal ceremony • tennis • complimentary green fees at the nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club • watersports • kayaks • dance & Spanish lessons • kids’ & teens’ club • brand new water playground for kids featuring 6 waterslides, 2 splash buckets & more • theme nights & nightly live entertainment • Sip, Savour & See Dining Experience; enjoy drink, cuisine & live entertainment from nearby sister resorts (transfers extra) ROOM FACILITIES • 432 luxurious guestrooms & suites • mini-bar replenished daily • 42” flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • iPod docking station • air-con • coffee maker • private furnished balcony or terrace • marble bathroom (some with whirlpool) • bathrobes & slippers • 24hr room service • concierge

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHDiscover the Mexican culture HHFamilies & Couples HHExploring Tulum’s historic ruins

Note: Adults-only rooms and suites are available in the secluded garden section of the resort.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book by 28Feb19 & receive 25% discount, valid 01May19-31Oct19. Book 01Mar1930Apr19 & receive 25% discount, valid 31Aug-31Oct19. Book by 31Jul19 & receive 25% discount, valid 01Nov19-31Dec19.

Prices are from £88 per person per night based in a Deluxe Garden View Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite Garden View from £5, Premium Junior Suite Garden View from £5. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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FLORIDA

Jacksonville

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. Walt Disney World® alone boasts four separate parks, and then there’s Universal Orlando® Resort and the aquatic entertainment of SeaWorld®, not to mention the endless shopping, dining and nightlife. Florida is simply fantastic fun for all. Stretched beside the Atlantic surf, the broad sands of Miami Beach is one of the most trendy and fashionable holiday spots in the USA with Ocean Drive in the restored Art Déco district of South Beach the ultimate place for a fascinating evening of people watching.

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Walt Disney World

Kissimmee Clearwater Beach Tampa

Cape Canaveral

St Petersburg Bradenton Sarasota Venice

Lake Okeechobee

Captiva

West Palm Beach

Fort Myers Sanibel

Boca Raton

Naples

Fort Lauderdale

Marco Island

Everglades National Park

3

Miami

Key Largo Islamorada Marathon Key West

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -5 hours.

FLORIDA HOTELS

VISAS: ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation).

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 9 hours. LANGUAGE: English.

Climate Guide

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1. Waldorf Astoria Orlando 2. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort 3. Fontainebleau Miami 1 Hotel South Beach 4. Loews Portofino Bay


WALDORF ASTORIA® ORLANDO Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is an elegant oasis of contemporary luxury and stylish sophistication. The ambience of the stately lobby featuring a grand centrepiece clock coupled with the impeccable service that is the hallmark of the Waldorf Astoria®, set the tone for a most luxurious stay near all the fun and entertainment of Disney. Away from the parks Waldorf Astoria® Orlando is an oasis of relaxation. Room décor soothes with classic fabrics and neutral tones while beneath the Florida sunshine, a choice of sparkling lagoonstyle swimming pools include private cabanas and a lazy river pool that’s just perfect for kids. Right on the doorstep, Bonnet Creek’s top-class leisure options include the Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club featuring a Rees Jones-designed 18-hole course and dining in restaurants such as Bull & Bear Steakhouse and Oscar’s Brasserie, both mirroring the celebrated dining of their New York namesakes. HOTEL FACILITIES • 12 restaurants, bars & lounges • wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • cabanas (available for rental) • 18-hole championship golf course • golf clubhouse • health spa • 24hr fitness centre • yoga (charge) • bicycle rental • jogging trails • kids’ club • complimentary private shuttle to Walt Disney World® ROOM FACILITIES • 498 spacious guestrooms & suites • 42” flat-screen TV • DVD player • wi-fi Internet • air-con • bathroom with tub & glass-enclosed shower • bathrobe & slippers • pillow menu • bathroom amenities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGolf Enthusiasts HHSpa Lovers HHFamilies

Prices are from £93 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Disney View Room from £6, Deluxe Suite from £33. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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DISNEY’S GRAND FLORIDIAN RESORT AND SPA Step into the timeless elegance of yesteryear at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, where old-style charm is in abundance and modern service a certainty. This resort and spa reflects the magic of this area of Orlando and is the perfect place to rest and relax after a fun and fascinating day on planet Disney. The hotel itself has echoes of the beautiful plantation houses seen around the southern part of the USA and incorporates Victorian architecture too, with its grand white façade and red roof. With seven restaurants to choose from, whether it’s fine-dining, a quick snack or a breakfast to recharge for a busy day ahead, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has it all. Enjoy a poolside view from beneath a cabana, perfect for shading from the sun whilst still enjoying the beautiful weather and setting; take a spin in a motor boat from the Marina at the edge of the lagoon or cast away with some fishing on a guided tour. Enjoy some family time in the evening with complimentary campfire activities, where guests are invited to roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire. Take a dip in one of the two heated swimming pools, before a stroll around the marina. For utter relaxation, take a seat in Senses Spa where a range of treatments for the mind and body may be enjoyed. It’s kids’ play at the fun arcade, and when the sun goes down and the stars come out, enjoy favourite Disney films during the nighttime screenings. Each of the resort’s rooms are perfectly pitched with elegant décor, luxurious touches and plenty of space to kick back and really relax. HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • bars • health club & spa • 2 swimming pools • arcade • business centre • salon • laundry ROOM FACILITIES • 867 rooms & suites • 2 queen beds or 1 king bed plus day bed • TV • free wi-fi Internet • coffee maker • mini-fridge • balcony or patio • 24hr room service

Prices are from £286 per person per night based in an Outbuilding Garden View on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Outer Building Lagoon View from £12, Main Building Theme Park View from £47. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Added Value: When you stay in a Disney Resort Hotel you receive all of these benefits; Extra Magic Hours – extra time in the parks on selected days (with valid admission). Unlimited Walt Disney World transportation. Guests can reserve attractions and shows up to 60 days in advance with FastPass+. Complimentary parking at the Disney Parks. Free wi-fi. Book by 06Nov18 & receive a free Disney Dining Plan*. For arrivals 01Jan-30Nov19 (excludes arrivals 08 - 25Apr19). Book by 31Dec19 & receive a 14 day ticket for the price of a 7 day ticket**.

*Certain menu items may incur an additional cost. Gratuities are not included. Excludes Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas.  Excludes arrivals 08-25 Apr 2019. **For hotel bookings over five nights or more, made by 31 Dec 2018 for arrivals until 31 Dec 2018, the 14-day ticket (Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket) is available for the price of a 7-day ticket (Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate Ticket). Disney’s 7 and 14-Day Ultimate Tickets expire 14 days from the first day of use. Disney Resort Hotel and Tickets must be purchased at the same time. For child tickets, children must be aged 3–9 years at the time of use.

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LOEWS PORTOFINO BAY HOTEL AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO™ Enjoy the beauty, charm and romance of an elegant escape inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. With three amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ in close proximity, this Universal Orlando™ on-site hotel features perfectly appointed rooms and suites that welcome you home each day. Quaint outdoor cafés and a serene harbour invite you to explore the colourful piazza. A short stroll from the harbour, three themed swimming pools offer every level of relaxation. A soothing spa promises blissful renewal. Every day and night, stylish lounges let you unwind and incredible restaurants treat you with deliciously delightful culinary tours of Italy. This is truly la dolce vita - the sweet life. Plus, hotel guests receive exclusive theme park benefits including: • FREE* Universal Express Unlimited™ ride access, which lets you SKIP THE REGULAR QUEUES at Universal Studios Florida™ and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (requires theme park admission) • Early Park Admission† to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ one hour before the parks open (requires theme park admission) • Complimentary water taxi to and from the Universal Orlando™ theme parks and Universal CityWalk™ HOTEL FACILITIES • 9 restaurants & lounges • 3 swimming pools • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Mandara Spa® (charge) • complimentary fitness centre • boutiques ROOM FACILITIES • 750 rooms & suites (sleep up to 5 with rollaway - charge) • flat-screen TV • iHome clock radio with iPod docking station • Keurig coffee maker • 24hr room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Save up to 35% off the price of your hotel stay. (Select dates apply, discount varies based on number of nights and dates booked. All offers are subject to change and discount will be applied at time of booking). HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18) ^Water taxi not available for transportation to Universal’s Volcano Bay™

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHMediterranean-style Escape HHDining Experiences

Prices are from £104 per person per night based in a Garden View on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Bay View from £9, Deluxe Room from £18. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

†Requires theme park admission. Early Park Admission begins one (1) hour prior to regular scheduled park opening to either Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (as determined by Universal Orlando) and Universal’s Volcano Bay™. Valid at select attractions at each park. Attractions are subject to substitutions without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. *Requires theme park admission. Valid at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal’s Volcano Bay or at Pteranodon Flyers™ at Islands of Adventure. Excludes separately ticketed events. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only. Additional restrictions may apply and benefits are subject to change without notice. Portofino Bay Hotel TM & © 2018 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH The Fontainebleau, iconic in status once more, sets a high standard for Miami Beach with an overwhelming attention to design, style and innovation. Towering over the shoreline of Florida’s Atlantic Ocean, 22 acres of pool, beach and garden landscaping play host to stateof-the-art facilities and luxurious accommodation. In keeping with the hotel’s tradition, the sophisticated, streamlined interior offers an oasis of calm amidst the heady excitement of Miami. Spacious guestrooms are located in four towers and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, advanced sound systems, 20” iMac and indulgent amenities. Magnificent corner suites with balconies boast breathtaking views of the Florida coastline. Culinary concepts from around the globe are combined to satisfy the most discerning of palettes in no less than 12 dining areas. Enjoy a meal in one of the four signature restaurants that have all received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award, or try the less formal but vibrant Pizza & Burger by Michael Mina.. The shops and elegant boutiques are a popular feature of the Fontainebleau, and a shopping spree is often followed by a drink at one of the many chic bars. LIV, the ultra-exclusive and high-energy nightclub, one of Miami’s trendiest social hot spots, attracts a sophisticated clientele looking for the perfect tropical cocktail and a chance to dance. The large beachfront poolscape is sure to be a focal point for any stay or, slowing right down, immerse in the cool waters of the Lapis Spa indoor pool and relax with a massage or ocean-inspired treatment wrap. Mineral pools, massage-jet showers and eucalyptus steam baths complete this totally indulgent feel-good experience.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHWatersport Enthusiasts

HOTEL FACILITIES • 12 restaurants, bars & lounges • nightclub • 8 outdoor pools & oceanfront poolscape • fitness centre • watersports centre • spa • boutiques • kids’ club with interactive water play area • concierge ROOM FACILITIES • 1,504 guestrooms & suites • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • 20” iMac • wi-fi Internet • advanced sound system • iPod dock • floor-to-ceiling windows • bathrobes • luxury bathroom with Jacuzzi tub & walk-in shower • spacious balcony

Prices are from £173 per person per night based in a Chateau/Versailles Standard Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Chateau/Versailles Ocean View Room from £16, Versailles Deluxe Balcony Room from £36. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH The luxurious five-star 1 Hotel South Beach is a retreat inspired by 600 feet of pristine beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Designed and inspired by nature, each of the guestrooms and suites bring nature front and centre with some of the largest accommodations in South Beach. With features such as king-size beds, luxurious amenities and excellent views of the ocean and surrounding areas, there’s no doubt that you will be anything short of comfortable during your stay. Refuel at any of the unique dining venues, where ingredients take centre plate. South Beach restaurants include: Plnthouse, Watr at the 1 Rooftop, The Sand Box, Nativ Made, Drift, and the new signature restaurant Habitat, by Chef Jose Mendin. For the chance to truly unwind, then a visit to the Bamford Haybarn Spa is a must – indulge in a selection of holistic treatments, services and classes meant to nurture the mind, body and spirit. Swim, sun and recharge on 600 feet of white-sand beach. Relax on a waterside daybed with full-service cabanas at one of the ocean-side swimming pools. At cloud level, 18 stories above the beach, the rooftop pool is the perfect grown-up retreat. Offering poolside cabanas, with an adults-only vibe, 1 Hotel South Beach is the only oceanfront hotel with a rooftop pool. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants from Watr, the rooftop Pan-Asian cuisine restaurant to Plnthouse, offering vegan dishes & juices • bar • lobby lounge offering crafted cocktails • 4 swimming pools including the largest rooftop pool in South Beach (adult-only) • cabanas & daybeds • Spartan Gym • fitness classes & yoga classes • personal training available • luxury spa • kids’ club for ages 4-12 years • beauty parlour ROOM FACILITIES • 425 guestrooms & suites • 55” LCD TV • wi-fi Internet • Nexus device to control room temperature • Nespresso machine • triple filtered drinking water tap • 100% organic cotton sheets • bathrobes & cotton sox • bathroom amenities featuring naturally derived ingredients • yoga mat

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUnderstated Luxury HHSpa Getaway

Prices are from £166 per person per night based in a The King Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: The Ocean View King from £38, The Studio Suite from £88. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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Upper East Side

East River Drive

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The twelve skyscraper-studded miles of Manhattan Island are home to one of the most vivacious and intoxicating cities in the world. Ascend the Empire State Building or Rockefeller Center - two of New York’s most famous skyscrapers - to observation decks that offer a fantastic bird’s-eye view of Manhattan’s symmetrical street grid below. Explore bohemian neighbourhoods such as Soho, Tribeca or the trendy Meatpacking District; and make sure to keep at least one day clear for a New York shopping spree - Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales on Third and Macy’s at Herald Square are the places to head for.

8th Avenue

NEW YORK

Upper West Side

Tribeca

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Hudson River

Little Italy

Chinatown

Financial District

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Brooklyn Ferries to Liberty Island & Ellis Island

NEW YORK HOTELS

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -5 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 7 hours 10

VISAS: ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation.

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CURRENCY: US Dollar.

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1. The Surrey, NYC 2. Langham New York 3. Conrad, New York 4. Intercontinental The Barclay 5. Lotte New York Palace


THE SURREY, NYC Surrey is a discreet escape on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Steps from Central Park, worldclass museums, and renowned Madison Avenue shopping, the hotel features Cornelia Spa and Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred Café Boulud. It is New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel and truly delivers an iconic NYC experience. Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities, where discreet service allows guests to retreat from the public—and keep a low profile in an otherwise high-profile lifestyle. Hand-painted wardrobe armoires, oversized desks with built-in vanities, and tranquil sitting areas characterise the guestrooms. Furnished in a harmonious, neutral palette, each of the spacious rooms are a personal retreat intended for the ultimate decompression and bliss, where bathrooms feature oversized glass-enclosed showers, Waterworks fixtures and plush Italian robes. The on-site restaurant Café Boulud’s menu reflects Chef Boulud’s four culinary muses: la tradition, classic French cuisine; la saison, seasonal delicacies; le potager, the vegetable garden; and le voyage, the flavours of world cuisines. The Cornelia Spa maintains an ongoing list of specials and spa packages so guests can arrange their perfect spa experience to lift away stress, and enjoy a signature massage or facial. The Surrey is a residential haven and luxury Upper East Side hotel getaway where guests access and revel in what makes New York City special—without compromising calm personal space. HOTEL FACILITIES • Michelin-star restaurant • Coco Chanel-inspired bar • spa • seasonal private roof garden • 24hr in-room dining • car service ROOM FACILITIES • 189 salons & suites • DUX bed by Duxiana • nightly turndown service • pillow selection • plush Italian robes by Pratesi • Diptyque bath amenities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBoutique Style HHGourmet Dining

Prices are from £223 per person per night based in a Deluxe Salon on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Grand Deluxe Salon from £12. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE LANGHAM, NEW YORK, FIFTH AVENUE The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue offers modern luxury and sincere service in the heart of Manhattan. Just steps away from the Empire State Building and Bryant Park, the hotel shares Fifth Avenue with Tiffany & Co., Rockefeller Center, Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other notable attractions. Generously proportioned, the guestrooms and suites are serene havens and showcase the elegant simplicity of the hotel’s contemporary design. All feature chic, modern furnishings as well as one of the largest private collections of original pieces from American icon Alex Katz. Modern marble bathrooms are also extremely spacious with deep bathtubs for a long, relaxing soak. Suites boast a separate living area, plus fully-equipped kitchens with Miele appliances and private laundry facilities. Chuan Body + Soul based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the five elemental forces of fire, earth, water, metal and wood. Chuan Body + Soul creates a wonderful haven away from the outside world and offers several signature treatments, including Urban Detox Rituals, facial treatments, and massage. In addition, the spacious saunas feature a Himalayan salt wall, creating an ambiance of tranquillity to melt away anxiety and rejuvenate the senses. Discerning diners will delight in finding a Michelin-starred restaurant, Ai Fiori, which celebrates the cuisine of the French and Italian Riviera. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with sweeping views of Fifth Avenue, it is truly an oasis in the heart of the city. For a predinner cocktail or a delicious light bite, Bar Fiori offers a beautiful, modern setting to see and be seen.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHContemporary Style HHGourmet Dining HHRejuvenate at the Spa

HOTEL FACILITIES • Michelin-star restaurant • bar • 24hr private kitchen • Chuan Body + Soul Spa • 24hr fitness centre • Jaguar XJL house car ROOM FACILITIES • 234 guestrooms including 14 1-bedroom suites & 3 2-bedroom Penthouses designed by Roche Bobois • flat-screen TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Nespresso machine • rooms with full kitchens equipped with Miele appliances • marble bathroom with deep soaking bathtub & rainfall shower • floor-to-ceiling windows

Prices are from £183 per person per night based in a Prime Place on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Place from £25, Executive Place from £63. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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CONRAD NEW YORK Located in the heart of lower Manhattan’s Battery Park City, Conrad New York is a contemporary all-suite luxury hotel providing magnificent views of the Hudson River. This exceptional hotel is adjacent to the Hudson River Park and in close proximity to many of New York’s most notable landmarks and attractions, including the World Financial Center, New York Stock Exchange, City Hall, the World Trade Center, South Street Seaport and Battery Park. The neighbourhoods of TriBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District are also a short walk away. Guests can look forward to a sophisticated, all-day dining experience at ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant, poised in the centre of the hotel’s stunning 15-story atrium lobby and crafting Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in the most sophisticated fashion. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel features the seasonal Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar, providing striking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbour. Room service is also available 24 hours a day. HOTEL FACILITIES • ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant • rooftop bar • 24hr fitness centre • complimentary shoe-shine service • florist • barber • 11 screen movie theatre ROOM FACILITIES • 463 spacious guestrooms & suites • separate living area • mini-bar • 2 HDTV’s with complimentary premium channels • wi-fi Internet • Nespresso machine • bathrobes & slippers • bathroom amenities • evening turn-down service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHContemporary Luxury HHGourmet dining

Prices are from £134 per person per night based in a Deluxe Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Suite from £74. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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INTERCONTINENTAL NEW YORK BARCLAY HOTEL InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, made its grand debut to New York society in 1926 as one of the original “Railroad” hotels and since opening has served as one of New York’s preferred addresses for generations. Having recently undergone its most ambitious restoration, the revitalised hotel brings to life The Barclay Experience – combining sophistication and contemporary design with, sustainable practices. These touch points are expressed in all design details and service offerings at the renewed property, continuing its tradition of offering international travellers a residential experience of discreet elegance. InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel introduces a more open and inviting lobby leading to a new spectacular Carrara marble Grand Staircase. The redesigned property also features spacious guestrooms and suites reminiscent of a classic Park Avenue home. The new Gin Parlour offers 88 premium gins alongside other preferred wines and spirits as well as a delectable locally sourced menu. Travellers who wish to upgrade to Club InterContinental Lounge will receive a dedicated Club InterContinental team to take care of every detail. Complimentary breakfast, evening drinks, canapes, and light refreshments throughout the day, a personalised welcome experience and exclusive guestroom amenities such as a welcome gift and turn-down service are at your disposal. HOTEL FACILITIES • The Gin Parlour & Dining for premium cocktails & fine dining • 24hr fitness centre • in-room beauty and salon services • Club InterContinental  ROOM FACILITIES • 704 comfortable guestrooms & suites • mini-bar • 42” flat-screen TV • Keurig coffee maker • wi-fi Internet (charge) • air-con • bathrobes • 24hr room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHClassic Elegance HHCity Escapes

Prices are from £113 per person per night based in a Superior King Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Premiere Room from £17. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE With a nod to its legendary past, Lotte New York Palace combines old-world elegance with present-day luxury. With unrivaled, sweeping views from Madison Avenue and 50th Street, The Palace offers the pinnacle of service, spacious guestrooms and extraordinary suites. Lotte New York Palace features 909 rooms and suites – including 176 spacious Towers accommodations – which provide the perfect setting for both business and leisure time in New York City. The hotel’s famed Villard Mansion built in 1882 is recognised as a New York City landmark and gracefully blends with a contemporary 55-story tower. The Madison Avenue Courtyard provides a dramatic entryway to the hotel’s grand lobby. With unique dining venues, such as VILLARD Restaurant, Pomme Palais, and an array of lounges, The Palace offers everything from imaginative breakfast dishes to signature cocktails. The hotel’s spa offers a soothing array of luxury treatments and spa packages, combining massages, facials and body treatments provided by experienced specialists. Every experience at The Palace can be customised to the desires of the guest. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 dining restaurants • 2 bars & lounge • fitness centre • luxury spa • concierge • complimentary house car service • complimentary shuttle service to theatre district & Wall Street on select days ROOM FACILITIES • 909 New York suites & rooms, including 176 exclusive Towers accommodations • wi-fi Internet • radio • luxury bath amenities • bathrobes • marble bathroom • 24hr in-room dining

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHClassic Elegance HHCity Escapes

Prices are from £151 per person per night based in a Superior King on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Cathedral King from £28, Towers King from £106. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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CALIFORNIA

Eureka

Lassen Volcanic NP

UTAH

CALIFORNIA NEVADA

Fort Bragg Yuba City

San Francisco

South Lake Tahoe

Sacramento

Sonoma Mt Tamalpais

Napa

Yosemite NP

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San Jose

Santa Cruz Monterey Carmel

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Beaches, mountains, ocean, desert - California is a state of surprising diversity, both in lifestyle and landscape. The sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles - gateway to Southern California - is a colourful, exciting jigsaw that moulds the romance of Hollywood and the glamour of Beverly Hills with the lively boardwalk entertainments of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. In San Francisco, familiar cable cars climb impossibly steep hills commanding views over the romantic mist-wreathed arches of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bustling bayfront wharves of the Embarcadero.

IDAHO

OREGON Crescent City Redwood Mt Shasta National Park

ARIZONA

San Luis Obispo Santa Maria Pacific Ocean

Santa Barbara 3 Los Angeles Channel Islands 2 NP Santa Monica Long Beach Newport Beach

Joshua Tree NP Palm Springs San Diego

CALIFORNIA HOTELS

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -8 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 10 hours 30

VISAS: ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation).

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CURRENCY: US Dollar.

Climate Guide

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1.  The Fairmont San Francisco 2. Beverly Wilshire Viceroy Santa Monica 3. Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara 4. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur


FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO West coast charm, history, architecture and soaring streets are all part of San Francisco’s undeniable charm; it’s the perfect Californian destination full of exciting eateries, a vibrant music scene, fascinating places of cultural significance and a story that transcends generations. A stay at the Fairmont San Francisco adds to that air of nostalgia and its central location makes it the perfect place from which to enjoy all that the famous Bay area has to offer. High up on the exclusive city-central area of Nob Hill, the Fairmont sits at the spot where the city’s famous cable car lines meet. Hop on and off for the Financial District, Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, then end the day admiring the breathtaking sunset and panoramic Bay views, over to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the ‘crown jewel’ of the city, marrying old-style charm and architecture with an updated sense of identity thanks to a recent renovation throughout. For style and class, charm and comfort, the Fairmont is hard to beat. Inspired by European café culture, Caffé Cento combines the coffee of illy, the chocolate of Ghirardelli, and the hospitality of Fairmont to create an unforgettable San Francisco experience. Sample fresh seafood and other local produce at the Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar. Partnerships with local farmers means the finest seasonal organic produce and free range poultry and eggs are incorporated into dishes. Chill at Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, known for being ‘San Francisco’s Best Happy Hour’, Tonga Room offers exceptional Pacific Rim Asian Cuisine in a tropical setting that includes thunder and rain storms. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants & bars including California coastal inspired dishes at Laurel Court or Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar for Polynesian-fusion cuisine • café • fitness centre • steam room • sauna ROOM FACILITIES • 591 guestrooms & 62 elegant suites • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet (charge) • air-con • Keurig coffee maker • 24hr room service • bath amenities • bathrobes

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUnderstated Luxury HHGourmet Dining

Prices are from £150 per person per night based in a Fairmont Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Room from £86, Main Building Suite from £149. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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POST RANCH INN, BIG SUR High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for the soul. Ideal for romance, relaxation or rejuvenation, this Big Sur resort is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. The guestrooms blend rustic elegance with luxury and comfort, offering stunning ocean or mountain views. Each room has its own character and added luxuries from private hot tubs on their terrace, to woodburning fires and indoor spa tubs - your hardest decision about staying here will be which accommodation to choose. Set high above everything, offering breathtaking views is Sierra Mar, winner of Wine Spectator’s prestigious Grand Award. Offering an unconventional fine-dining experience, Sierra Mar presents inquisitive food creations featuring ingredients highlighted by a sense of place and culture. Morning yoga, guided hikes or saunters, stargazing through a celestial telescope and whale watching can all be enjoyed during a stay ay Post Ranch Inn, as well as a swimming pool located on a serene and sunny knoll. A stay at Post Ranch Inn is definitely more of an experience in comparison to ordinary getaways, guaranteed to leave everlasting memories. HOTEL FACILITIES • fine-dining restaurant • complimentary gourmet buffet breakfast • fitness centre • complimentary morning Yoga (select days) • complimentary guided hikes (select days) • edible tour of the chef’s garden (select days) • stargazing (select days) • heated infinity swimming pool • whirpools • award-winning spa • library • gift shop • gallery • use of Lexus vechicle’s • shuttle service around Big Sur

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHealth & Well-being Retreat HHTranquil Escape

ROOM FACILITIES • 39 guestrooms • mini-bar with non-alcoholic beverages & snacks • wifi Internet • iPod docking station • wood burning fire • private deck • tea & coffee making facilities • bathrobes & slippers • organic bath products • binoculars • most rooms include heated floors & outdoor hot tub

Prices are from £448 per person per night based in a Lower Butterfly Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Lower Coast House Room from £302, Cliff House from £917. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL CALIFORNIAN, SANTA BARBARA Featuring Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and modern Moorish themed interior décor from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the Hotel Californian is the new centre of the Santa Barbara waterfront. Incorporating the façade of the original 1925 Hotel Californian, this 121 room seaside destination, located steps from the beach, one block from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station and adjacent to Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone. Guestrooms feature signature Moroccan-inspired tile wainscoting, bronze oil-rubbed bath fixtures, mashrabiya patterned bathroom vanities and closet doors and premium cocktail carts and gourmet snacks. From on-the-go bites, to picnics at the beach, spur-of-themoment meals and celebratory gatherings, the Hotel Californian offers distinctive dining options for all occasions. The Goat Tree offers casual all-day dining, and classic meets contemporary at Blackbird, Hotel Californian’s signature restaurant, which features exquisite Mediterranean-influenced cuisine. Recreational facilities continue with the luxurious feel, as you can truly unwind in the Turkish-inspired spa, which invites you to discover the sublimity of one-of-a-kind spa treatments tailored to your personalised expression, or simply relax by the rooftop pool which provides panoramic views of the coastline and Santa Ynez Mountains. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant serving Mediterranean-inspired dishes • gourmet café • rooftop pool • luxurious Turkish-inspired spa • salon services • fashion boutique • best-inclass ballroom ROOM FACILITIES • 121 guestrooms & suites • 65” HDTV • premium cocktail cart & gourmet snacks • Nespresso coffee makers • bathroom amenities 

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish

Prices are from £254 per person per night based in an Almeria Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Sevilla Room from £19. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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BEVERLY WILSHIRE, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL Boasting one of the most prestigious addresses in the US, located at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, this world-renowned deluxe hotel has long been one of the places to stay in Los Angeles, and served as the filming location for ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. In the heart of Beverly Hills - steps from the renowned Rodeo Drive shops - this historic hotel buzzes with vitality, blending tradition and trend. See-and-be-seen dining and glamorous events are balanced by quiet, personal care in the spa and poolside where small comforts like chilled water, a shot-glass of smoothie and a water spritz will let you relax in true celebrity style. Lavish guestrooms are divided between two distinct wings and the hotel prides itself on its superb 18-foot onyx bar which takes centre stage in the popular Blvd Lounge - the place to go for people watching. HOTEL FACILITIES • CUT steakhouse & seafood restaurant • THE Blvd restaurant • 2 lounges • bar • poolside café • Mediterranean-style swimming pool • cabana rental • whirlpool • fitness centre • yoga • sauna • spa • salon • kids’ welcome programme • complimentary morning coffee • complimentary house car service (within 4km radius) ROOM FACILITIES • 395 luxury guestrooms including 137 suites • mini-bar • 42” flatscreen HDTV • iHome docking station • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Italian marble bathrooms • deep soaking tub • bathrobes & slippers • Signature Ferragamo bath amenities • 24hr room service • complimentary shoe shine

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCelebrity Style HHGlamour

Prices are from £314 per person per night based in a Signature Balcony Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Rodeo View Suite from £22, One Bedroom Beverly Suite from £63. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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VICEROY SANTA MONICA With all the trappings of a luxurious boutique hotel - welcome glass of sparkling wine, super-comfortable beds and friendly, intuitive service - the Viceroy is packed with contemporary chic. A stay here ensures you’ll keep up with the Californian lifestyle vibe; workout in the state-of-the-art gym, hire a personal fitness trainer for a session on the broad sands of Santa Monica Beach just one block away, and revel in the Pacific Ocean surfing action. The Viceroy offers sophisticated dining, both indoors and outdoors, with Santa Monica’s extensive restaurant scene, Third Street Promenade and famous Santa Monica Pier all an easy stroll away. Unwind and relax in rooms and suites that exude laid-back beachside charm. Soothing neutral tones are flecked with delightful splashes of colour, and through sliding glass doors many rooms glimpse views of the ocean. There’s a classy, intimate feel to the elegant courtyard garden, fringed with private cabanas. As evening falls, the lively retro-glam lounge bar extends poolside to become another of Santa Monica’s many buzzing nightspots. HOTEL FACILITIES • Cast Restaurant & Lounge • poolside bar • courtyard garden • 2 outdoor plunge pools • cabana rental • 24hr fitness suite • complimentary bicycle rental ROOM FACILITIES • spacious guestrooms & suites • fully-stocked private bar • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • Natura Bisse & ROIL bath amenities • pillowtop mattresses • 100% Egyptian cotton bed linens • 24hr room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic Beach Retreat HHYoung & Stylish

Prices are from £236 per person per night based in a Viceroy Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Viceroy Ocean View Room from £68. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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Convention Center

The

Strip

LAS VEGAS

Desert Inn Rd

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Illuminating the desert sky, this glittering and surprisingly inexpensive playground offers casinos by the acre, extravagant entertainment, and some of the world’s most incredible resorts. In a city where clocks are forbidden, the slot machine is king, closely followed by the roulette wheel and the craps table, and yet Vegas is so much more than the gambling capital of the world. Its dazzling Strip overflows with vast, magnificent hotels styled on themes from around the world, and each night is host to lavish shows and performances from international stars and celebrities.

Spring Mountain Rd

Fashion Show Mall

1 4

Sands Ave.

3

Flamingo Rd

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The Strip

Highway 15

9

Harmon Ave.

8 Showcase Mall

Tropicana Ave.

McCarran International Airport

LAS VEGAS HOTELS

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -7 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 10 hours 30

VISAS: ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation)

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CURRENCY: US Dollar.

Climate Guide

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1. Wynn 2. Encore at Wynn 3. The Venetian 4. The Palazzo 5. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 6. Aria Resort & Casino 7. Vdara Hotel & Spa 8. Signature at MGM Grand 9. Bellagio


ENCORE AT WYNN LAS VEGAS A stay at Encore delivers a more exclusive type of Las Vegas experience. No fewer than four signature restaurants from some of the USA’s leading chefs, two chic nightclubs and countless cosy lounges and bars ensure a classy, mature ambience. A new, more discreet take on gambling presents just a touch more intimacy on the casino floor. Outdoors in the Nevada sunshine, Encore Beach Club sets the standard for trendsetters seeking a lively pool vibe. Offering European-inspired luxury and sophistication, Encore Suites aim to pamper in an atmosphere of privilege and indulgence. Located on the Strip next to its glamorous sister, Wynn Las Vegas, both hotels flow seamlessly into one another. These capacious suites offer a comfortable, residential feel and are more intuitive than ever with one-touch controls and state-of-the-art office equipment. All have panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows boasting dramatic views and the ultimate in luxurious fittings; from signature Wynn Dream Beds topped with fine linens to sumptuous marble and limestone bathrooms. The intimate Encore Theatre has a variety of entertainers from various genres scheduled to appear. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 signature restaurants • lounges & bars • 2 nightclubs • casino • 2 outdoor swimming pools • The Spa at Encore • barbershop & salon • designer shopping arcade ROOM FACILITIES • 2,034 suites • mini-bar • 55” HDTV • living & dining area • luxury 507 thread count linens • floor-to-ceiling windows • 24hr room service Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: wi-fi Internet access for 4 devices, 2 fitness centre passes per day, digital daily newspapers & magazines & priority access to Wynn and Encore nightclubs for tickets purchased through Wynn Concierge.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Experiences HHGastronomic Pleasures

Prices are from £73 per person per night based in a Resort Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Panoramic Suite from £19, Encore- Tower Suite from £106. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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WYNN LAS VEGAS SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa lovers

Prices are from £97 per person per night based in a Deluxe Resort Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Panoramic View Room from £19, Wynn - Tower Room from £67. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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Wynn Las Vegas is an extraordinary Forbes Travel Guide FiveStar resort that is built to amaze visitors with great attention to detail. Sophisticated elegance is stamped onto a tranquil, natural environment; floral pathways lead through an indoor atrium, and a curtain waterfall cascades into a huge lake beneath to form the backdrop for a nightly sound and light show. Although understated by Vegas standards, this luxurious style only serves to highlight the exceptional range of entertainment that Wynn offers; a choice of elegant swimming pools, indulgent boutiques, energetic nightclubs and a unique award-winning spa. The hotel exemplifies lavish accommodation with spacious guestrooms and suites that feature signature Wynn Dream Beds along with crisp, neutral décor creates a cool oasis for relaxation, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city and beyond offers amazing views of Las Vegas. Dining is a high point at the hotel with a formidable choice of restaurants, and the stylish casino is amongst Las Vegas’ more opulent. Wynn is also home to Le Rêve - The Dream, an aquatic show of daring acrobatics who perform routines that will have spectators catching their breath.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 13 restaurants • showroom • nightclub • casino • 3 swimming pools • Jacuzzis • fitness centre • The Spa at Wynn Las Vegas ROOM FACILITIES • 2,716 rooms & suites • mini-bar • 55” HDTV • sitting area with couch • floor-to-ceiling windows • robes & slippers • luxury linens • 24hr room service Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: wi-fi Internet access for 4 devices, 2 fitness Centre passes per day, digital daily newspapers & magazines & priority access to Wynn and Encore nightclubs for tickets purchased through Wynn Concierge.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS At the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, this spectacular resort delights with its wonderful attention to detail. Themed on the beautiful Italian city of Venice, canals, sidewalk cafés, and gondola rides bring a touch of romantic Italy to the Nevada desert. The Venetian boasts 36 storeys of impeccably furnished suites about twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, each a warm, opulent oasis from the bustle of the dazzling casinos, nightclubs, and showrooms. After a night on the town, nestle down into crisp Egyptian cotton linens and let the remote-controlled Roman shades set your mood The vast array of entertainment, dining, and shopping at The Venetian is sure to impress. Canyon Ranch® spa features not only a fitness centre and beauty salon, but also a rock climbing wall. The gorgeous pool area is reminiscent of an idyllic Venetian garden. No less than 10 fine-dining restaurants are complemented further by 23 casual eateries. Worldclass entertainment options will leave you spinning; from the trendy TAO nightclub to the dynamic Human Nature Jukebox. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurants & bars • nightclub • 3 showrooms • casino • swimming pools • whirlpool • Canyon Ranch SpaClub® & fitness centre • gondola rides • Madame Tussauds™ Wax Museum • Grand Canal Shoppes® ROOM FACILITIES • 4,027 suites • mini-bar • 32” flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet • sunken living area • spacious bathroom • 24hr room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR

Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: access for two to the fitness centre at the Canyon Ranch spa, in-suite wi-fi Internet, boarding pass printing at the concierge & access to thousands of top magazines & newspapers through free PressReader app.

HHNightlife Experiences HHSpa Lovers HHRestaurant Aficionados

Prices are from £153 per person per night based in a Luxury King Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Bella- 2 Queens Suite from £19, Rialto 2 Queen Suite from £93. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE PALAZZO®, LAS VEGAS The Palazzo® is a stunning all-suite resort dressed in elegant European style. Sister property of The Venetian®, a luxury resort next door, boasts a comprehensive list of restaurants, outlets, and gaming that tops any of its neighbouring Strip hotels. An incredible array of quality restaurants conjures up every type of cuisine, and the resident nightlife includes the hit show Baz - A Musical Tour de Force, and the new glamorous cocktail retreat Rosina— where guests can top up their Champagne with the push of a button. The Palazzo suites — enormous by any standard — offer exceptional levels of space and are the height of exquisite luxury; bed chambers encase plush pillow-top beds, sunken living areas feature a dining table and two HDTVs. Remote-control curtains and shades reveal magnificent skyline views that encompass many of the unique Las Vegas landmarks. Rack up the luxury a notch with a club-level upgrade to Prestige at The Palazzo®, where an exclusive lounge offers a Champagne check-in, breakfast, teas, coffees, canapés, and evening cocktails. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurants & cafés • bar & lounges • prestige lounge • showroom • casino • swimming pools • whirlpools • Canyon Ranch® spa • use of all resort facilities at The Venetian ROOM FACILITIES • 3,025 Suites & Prestige Suites • mini-bar • 42” & 32” flat-screen TVs • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet • sunken living area • spacious bathroom • 24hr room service Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: access for two to the fitness centre at the Canyon Ranch spa, in-suite wi-fi Internet, boarding pass printing at the concierge & access to thousands of top magazines & newspapers through free PressReader app.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHNightlife Experiences

Prices are from £115 per person per night based in a Luxury King Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Bella- 2 Queens Suite from £14, Fortuna- 1 King View Suite from £56. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples HHChic & Stylish

Prices are from £59 per person per night based in a City Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Terrace Studio from £11, Terrace One Bedroom from £14. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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The fabulous Cosmopolitan is a unique luxury resort which enjoys a prestigious position in the heart of Las Vegas’ famous Strip. The hotel features sleek, contemporary décor and spacious terraces encompassed by sweeping views of the Las Vegas skyline. The highend living space is complemented by top-class dining from awardwinning chefs and restaurant brands. Simply choosing between the 18 different restaurants in the complex will make your mouth water. Indulge in one of North America’s finest Greek restaurants, Estiatorio Milos one night, visit food lovers’ heaven at the Blue Ribbon Bar & Grill the next, or choose The Cosmpolitan’s modern day supper club, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. The hotel’s Pool District offers unrivalled service and a choice of three distinct pool experiences; the Boulevard Pool overlooking the Strip, the Chelsea Pool for a re-energising escape, or the Marquee Dayclub Pool – which is an extension of the nightclub. The Marquee Nightclub attracts top international house music DJs, and the highest calibre of talent makes these huge, extravagant dance parties a night to remember. Combine all this with luxurious rooms, a glittering casino, and the serenity of Sahra Spa & Hammam, and you have a unique, luxurious resort experience.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 18 restaurants • 4 bars • day club poolscape • Marquee nightclub • 100,000sq ft casino • 3 swimming pools • wi-fi Internet • Sahra Spa & Hammam • salon & beauty parlor • 2 fitness centres • tennis courts • wedding service • business centre • concierge ROOM FACILITIES • 3,041 urban-style elegant rooms • floor-to-ceiling windows • flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet (included in mandatory resort fee) • luxurious bathroom with marble floors & duel sinks Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: wi-fi Internet access, fitness centre access & tennis court access.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ARIA RESORT & CASINO, LAS VEGAS Las Vegas glitz meets cutting-edge design at the trendy, spacious ARIA, set in the CityCenter complex at the heart of the Strip. Luxury and style go hand in hand here; you’ll be inspired by stunning design pieces displayed in the guest spaces, and have the chance to let go amid an understated glamour in the naturally-lit casino. The exclusive ambience perfectly suits those doing Vegas in style, and extends to a range of lounges, bars and nightclubs and a host of dining options from some of the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Go for casual bistro one day and culinary masterpiece the next – your tastebuds are certainly in luck here. Rooms offer breathtaking views of the city with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows - so you’ll not miss a minute of the action, even as you unwind and relax. You’ll also benefit from innovative, one-touch integrated technology, allowing you to create an atmosphere to exactly suit your mood with lighting and music. As well as being renowned for modern touches such as these, ARIA is an award-winning destination that has an enviable reputation for personal service and attention to detail, with plush robes and indulgent linens which are just some of the luxurious features. HOTEL FACILITIES • 17 restaurants • patisserie • coffee shop • juicery • 8 lounges & bars • 3 outdoor swimming pools • 3 whirlpools • well-equipped fitness suite • spa • salon • nightclub • casino • preferred tee times to Shadow Creek Golf Course

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Shopping HHNightlife Experiences

ROOM FACILITIES • 4,004 rooms • mini-bar • 42” LCD HDTV • one-touch integrated technology to customise room features • wi-fi Internet • floor-to-ceiling windows • plush robes • 300 thread count linens • laptop size in-room safe • granite duel sink vanity • 24hr room service Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: property-wide wi-fi Internet access, airline boarding pass printing, daily digital newspaper access, fitness centre access for guests 18+. *ARIA Sky Suite guests receive additional amenities, inclusive of daily newspaper delivery & exclusive access to Sky Pool.

Prices are from £56 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: One Bedroom Aria Sky Suite from £205, Corner Suite from £181. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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VDARA HOTEL & SPA, LAS VEGAS A chance to do Vegas differently - a luxurious all-suite hotel with no gaming that’s also a smoke-free zone and comes with strong eco-friendly credentials. From the spacious contemporary lobby to the individually designed suites, interior décor throughout creates a stylish space for escape. Accommodation immerses guests in sumptuous luxury, with top-quality bed linens, thick mattress toppers, as well as oversized bathtubs. Marvel at the superb views of Vegas as it comes to life at night; the aptly named Panoramic Suite offers a 270˚ vista of the sparkling city lights. All suites feature cooking facilities, fridge and dining area, with fresh groceries available from the Market Café Vdara in the hotel lobby. Alternatively, a tempting menu combined with a sophisticated atmosphere will be found in the hotel’s bar and relaxing lobby lounge, an ideal place for a nightcap whilst rocking on a stylish swing chair. For a memorable dining experience the concierge will be only too happy to book a table at one of the highly acclaimed restaurants at neighbouring ARIA Resort & Casino, literally just a few steps away. Unwind in the hotel’s pool area surrounded by private cabanas and secluded plunge pools. A large contemporary social meeting space next to the main pool makes a relaxed venue for chilling out and enjoying the sun. Time spent in high energy Vegas can be perfectly balanced with a visit to the cocoon-like ESPA spa - with a peaceful meditation lounge and a fresh smoothie bar, it’s the perfect environment in which to recharge. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars/lounges • coffee shop • smoothie bar • high-end grocery store • swimming pool • plunge pools • cabana rental • fitness centre • spa with whirlpool & sauna • salon ROOM FACILITIES • 1,495 suites • mini-bar • 50” LCD flat-screen TV • media hub • wi-fi Internet • kitchenette with microwave, hob & fridge • sitting area • bathroom with large bathtub & separate shower • bath amenities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHAll-Suite Hotel

Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: property-wide wi-fi Internet, airline boarding pass printing & fitness centre access for guests 18+ Prices are from £50 per person per night based in a Studio Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Studio Parlor Suite from £3, Vdara Suite from £24. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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BELLAGIO Inspired by the villages of Europe, Bellagio blends traditional old-school glamour with understated modern luxury. The hotel overlooks a Mediterranean blue lake. Guestrooms are stylishly furnished in soft muted tones to provide a calm oasis away from the crowds, while some suites include marble lobbies and personal cocktail bars. The five Italianate swimming pools take centre stage at the resort, with private poolside cabanas providing welcome respite from the desert sun. The spectacular Fountains of Bellagio were created to romance your senses. Take in a complimentary Las Vegas show of water, music and light thoughtfully interwoven to mesmerise its admirers. All for your amusement, the most ambitious, choreographically complex water feature ever conceived amazes against the beautiful backdrop of Las Vegas’ lavender sky. Each dynamic performance from the Fountains collection is unique in its expression and interpretation. Fall in love with the stunning nature of this unprecedented aquatic accomplishment while relishing a clever concert of opera, classical and Broadway tunes. Further entertainment includes the timeless production ‘O™’ by Cirque du Soleil® which continues to captivate guests. HOTEL FACILITIES • 14 restaurants & bars • patisserie • The Bank nightclub • Hyde nightlife venue • casino • 5 outdoor swimming pools • fitness centre • spa & beauty centre • designer boutiques • botanical gardens & conservatory • showroom ROOM FACILITIES • 3,933 luxurious rooms • mini-bar • 40” flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • iHome docking station • bath robes • Italian marble bathroom • soaking tub • 24hr room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR

Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: property-wide wi-fi Internet, airline boarding pass printing & fitness centre access for guests 18+

HHPrime Location HHIconic Fountains

Prices are from £66 per person per night based in a Resort Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Fountain View Room from £21, Salone Suite from £53. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE SIGNATURE AT MGM GRAND The Signature at MGM Grand is your gateway to the best of Las Vegas. The three all-suite towers adjacent to MGM Grand set new standards in personalised service and amenities in a non-smoking, non-gaming environment. Directly connected to the energy and excitement of MGM Grand as well as the serene luxury of The Signature, you get the best of both worlds. The Signature invites relaxation with private balconies, pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs, full kitchens and lavish bathrooms. Venture out for a swim in one of three private pools, a workout in the fitness centre, or a drink at The Lounge. The premier concierge service will organise gourmet in-suite dining while you enjoy breathtaking balcony views from your suite. HOTEL FACILITIES • deli/café • bar/lounge • 2 fitness centres • 3 outdoor swimming pools • spa & in-suite treatments • use of all MGM Grand facilities including restaurants & lounges • concierge service ROOM FACILITIES • 576 luxurious suites • flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet • whirlpool tub • kitchenette • 24hr room service Mandatory resort fee per room, per night, payable locally includes: property-wide wi-fi Internet, airline boarding pass printing & fitness centre access for guests 18+

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRelaxation HHChic & Stylish

Prices are from £36 per person per night based in a Signature Deluxe Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Signature 1 Bedroom Balcony Suite from £17. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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HAWAII Sun lovers and beach addicts flock to Oahu and the famous Waikiki Beach, where the surf kings reign and the action is round-the-clock in the shopping malls, bars, pubs and clubs. But don’t ignore the other scenic charms of the Hawaiian Islands; blue-green mountains, rugged seascapes and sweeping beaches. The ‘Valley Isle’ of Maui is a delight of wide green valleys spearing long-tamed volcanoes, white and black sands, rocky coastlines, and sparkling waterfalls. And for stunning views, don’t miss a drive to the summit of the Haleakala Crater, a 10,000-ft high volcano.

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Lihue

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Molokai

Honolulu

Lanai

Maui

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HAWAII

Hilo Hawaii (The Big Island)

HAWAII HOTELS 1. Moana Surfrider Fairmont Orchid 2. The Fairmont Kea Lani

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT -10 hours.

LANGUAGE: English.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 17 hours.

VISAS: ESTA (Electronic System Travel Authorisation).

Climate Guide

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MOANA SURFRIDER, A WESTIN RESORT & SPA, WAIKIKI BEACH The ‘First Lady’ is a landmark at the heart of Waikiki Beach. In classic plantation-house style, the Moana Surfrider which opened in 1901 recreates Victorian elegance in the tropics; white balustrade balconies, rocking chairs on the porch, polished hardwood floors, and a lobby that is open to the Pacific breezes. Take Afternoon Tea on the veranda shaded by the hotel’s historic banyan tree, or gaze out over the glistening surf from your poolside lounger. Be soothed by Hawaiian healing traditions and innovative spa rituals in the tranquillity of the Moana Lani Spa - the only oceanfront spa in Waikiki. The stunning sands of Waikiki Beach - the first sight as you arrive - take pride of place and are abuzz with activity during the day. Stretched out alongside the broad white sands, the Moana Surfrider offers a choice of accommodations. Select the Banyan Wing for character; the Diamond Wing for generous space and the Tower Wing for panoramic views of the whole of Waikiki Beach across to Diamond Head. Whichever you choose, you’ll be assured of room comforts that include the Westin’s trademark Heavenly Bed®, fresh Kona coffee, a sumptuous granite bathtub and superior bath amenities. Book a Banyan Classic Ocean Club Room and receive access to the newly opened Club Lounge offering breakfast, evening appetizers and unlimited beer and wine (available as an add-on to any other room category). HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • café • beach bar • wine & piano bar • beach facilities • oceanfront swimming pool • Moana Lani Spa • Westin WORKOUT ftness centre • yoga • watersport rental • exclusive boutiques • nightly live entertainment ROOM FACILITIES • 791 rooms • mini-fridge • LCD flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • bathroom amenities • bathrobe & slippers

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Prices are from £143 per person per night based in a Banyan City View Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Diamond City View Room from £18, Tower Deluxe City View Room from £44. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI RESORT, WAILEA Beautifully situated on 22 oceanfront acres, Fairmont Kea Lani is Hawaii’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort. The resort embodies the genuine spirit of aloha and offers exceptional cultural, spa and dining experiences in a truly spectacular setting. The well designed suites offer plenty of space and privacy. Each feature separate bedroom and living areas, full entertainment systems, an oversized marble bathroom, and spacious private fully-furnished lanai. Larger parties can enjoy the benefits of a luxury beach villa which are steps away from the sand, and come complete with their own private plunge pool. Guests can savour a variety of island-inspired favourites in one of the four restaurants and lounges. Casual, family and fine-dining options include a gourmet bakery and deli, extensive breakfast buffet breakfast, relaxed poolside fare, and award-winning signature restaurant Kō. Guests can relax by one of the three swimming pools which include one adult-only and two activity pools which are connected by a 140ft waterslide, ensuring younger guests will be well entertained. The award-winning Willow Steam Spa is the perfect place for guests to completely relax and unwind in the most luxurious way, with an abundance of treatments, as well as state-of-the-art wave massage tables. With world-class beaches, extensive coral reef systems and plenty of local attractions close by, those staying here won’t be short of things to do. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants & lounges • cocktail bar • gourmet deli • 3 swimming pools (one adults only) • waterslide • 24hr fitness centre • luxury spa • kids’ wading pool • kids’ activity programme (5-12 years, charge) • nearby championship golf & tennis ROOM FACILITIES • 413 1-bedroom suites • 37 2 & 3-bedroom luxury beach villas with plunge pool • mini-fridge • flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet (included in resort fee) • air-con • Keurig coffee maker • microwave • Le Labo Rose bath amenities • separate living area • private lanai Note: Mandatory resort fee per room per night payable locally

Prices are from £193 per person per night based in a One Bedroom Garden Suite on a room only basis. Room upgrades: One Bedroom Ocean View Suite from £52. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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FAIRMONT ORCHID, KOHALA COAST If ever there’s a corner of the world that deserves to be called paradise, Hawaii is it. Enjoy a very warm welcome at the The Fairmont Orchid, the 32-acre oceanfront luxury AAA Four Diamond resort on the Kohala Coast, complete with white-sand lagoons, dramatic volcanic coastline and endlessly alluring views of the ocean that surrounds the islands. This beguiling resort was created with culture and well-being in mind. The Fairmont Orchid is a place where guests are encouraged to discover more of the island’s magic, from Mauna Kea’s winter snow-capped mountaintop and the flowing lava of Kilauea Volcano, to tropical rainforests and a teeming undersea world. Back at the Fairmont, intrepid explorers can sooth aching limbs at the Hawaiian Spa Without Walls, stride out with a game of golf or play tennis. With six fabulous restaurants to choose from, variety truly is the spice of life on the Big Island, where flavours and styles of cuisine from all over the world come together in a melting-pot of tempting dishes. The comfortable guestrooms and suites echo the warmth and serenity of Hawaii island and each has a private lanai with a view of the resort’s gardens, partial ocean view or oceanfront vista. For nature-lovers, what better than an opportunity to meet the native Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles that bask on the shoreline every afternoon. Enchanting and inviting, The Fairmont Orchid takes guests away to an other-worldly place where luxury awaits and the adventure never ends. HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • 3 bars • deli • 24hr fitness centre • freshwater pool • swimming lagoon with snorkelling • tennis • golf • watersports • sailing • sunset cruises • spa • salon • kids’ activity programme (5-12 years) ROOM FACILITIES • 540 elegant guestrooms & suites • refrigerator • 42” flat-screen TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • Keurig coffee maker • bathrobes • Fairmont toiletries • private furnished lanai • room service Note: Mandatory resort fee per room per night payable locally

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHRomantic Retreat

Prices are from £109 per person per night based in a Fairmont Garden View Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Room from £43, Signature Oceanfront Room from £571. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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Lying in the calm, blue waters of the southern Gulf, the iconic city of Dubai offers year-round sunshine and five-star luxury. This is a place of fascinating contrasts; a distinctive blend of modern city and timeless desert, a place where East meets West, and where gleaming skyscrapers stand side-by-side with the intricate alleyways of the gold souks. Dubai hotels rank amongst the best in the world, while the city’s dining, shopping and nightlife scenes are at the forefront of innovation. Dubai is constantly evolving and so no two trips to this fabulous city will ever be the same. Ambitious projects such as offshore islands like Palm Jumeirah, state-of-the-art theme parks, waterparks, golf courses and even an indoor ski dome are just some of the sights and attractions available to keep you entertained during your stay.

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1. Atlantis The Palm 2. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray 3. One&Only The Palm 4. Sofitel The Palm Resort & Spa 5. Waldorf Astoria The Palm 6. One&Only Royal Mirage 7. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 8. JA Palm Tree Court 9. Madinat Jumeirah 10. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah 11. Jumeirah Beach Hotel


ONE&ONLY THE PALM, DUBAI One&Only The Palm is an exclusive island-style getaway; a secluded and restful enclave enveloped in impeccable class. This boutique beach oasis lies on the tip of the famous Palm Island crescent amidst serene gardens, fountains, pools and sparkling sand shores. Accessible via One&Only water taxi or limousine, the resort exudes an intimate feel with friendly, courteous staff, a beautiful swimming pool with comfy daybeds, private air-conditioned cabanas, an adult-only pool and a welcome bar service for cool drinks. Just over the water lies the new Dubai skyline and One&Only Royal Mirage where guests have dining privileges that supplement the three superb on-site restaurants. The tasteful, elegant rooms blend Andalusian and Moorish-inspired architecture with modern, contemporary chic and state-of-the-art technology. A tranquil residential feel pervades both the Manor House, set at the heart of the resort, and the Mansions - all set alongside One&Only’s private sandy beachfront. All rooms and suites feature a sumptuous over-sized marble bathroom with a separate walk-in rain shower. Further features include either a balcony or outdoor terrace (some have private pools). Both the beach and swimming pool are just steps away. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • lounge bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • gym • Guerlain spa • marina • kayaks, hobie cats, windsurfing, waterskiing & standing paddle boards on site, additional watersports available at One&Only Royal Mirage • kids’ activities • complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark • shuttle transfers to One&Only Royal Mirage, Atlantis The Palm & Emirates Mall ROOM FACILITIES • 90 rooms & suites plus 4 private beachfront villas • 46” flat-screen TV • entertainment system • walk-in shower & freestanding bath • private balcony or terrace

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, complimentary dine around, Aquaventure waterpark offers & family offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £235 per person per night based in a Palm Manor House Premier Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Palm Beach Premier Room from £28, Palm Beach Junior Suite from £135. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE, DUBAI One&Only Royal Mirage is considered one of Dubai’s most stylish beach resorts. With understated elegance overlooking a kilometre of pristine white beach and 65 acres of lush gardens, this is a retreat where guests can lose themselves in space and tranquillity. Its sympathetic Arabian architecture, interior grandeur and genuine hospitality combine to create a truly regal ambiance. Each of the properties carries a unique style and caters for every taste. One&Only Royal Mirage plays host to numerous popular dining experiences throughout its three properties; so whether you choose authentic Moroccan or contemporary Indian, the restaurants will not fail to impress. Recreation facilities include temperature controlled swimming pools, tennis courts, a golf putting green and watersports, as well as the ever popular One&Only Spa. The newly opened private beach club, DRIFT, is the perfect spot to spend a laid-back afternoon.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 2 bars • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • fitness studio

Prices are from £172 per person per night based in a Palace Superior Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Palace Gold Club Room from £43, Palace One Bedroom Executive Suite from £170. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE PALACE AT ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE The Palace commands a regal presence along the beachfront, with its exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites offering amazing Gulf views. A tranquil haven for rest and relaxation, The Palace also offers guests an array of leisure facilities including temperature-controlled swimming pools - one of which is adult only - watersports centre, tennis courts, golf putting green, and the KidsOnly club. There are four unique restaurants here, available to all resort guests, including the signature restaurant Celebrities featuring spectacular views overlooking The Palace Esplanade.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free meals, family & Aquaventure offers available on selected dates please call your travel agent for details.

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ARABIAN COURT AT ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE Designed in the spirit of the orient with dramatic architecture creating a striking symmetry, all charismatic guestrooms and elaborately-styled suites are sea-facing with private balcony or terrace. A choice of three different restaurants are available to all resort guests. This property is also home to the popular Rooftop Terrace & Sports Lounge, an evening venue with a difference where the sky is the ceiling. Enjoy a unique Arabian evening at the atmospheric Courtyard, or the opulence of High Tea at The Samovar Lounge. A variety of leisure facilities are available within the resort, including watersports, tennis courts and a supervised KidsOnly Club.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free meals, family & Aquaventure offers available on selected dates please call your travel agent for details.

HHHoneymooners HHGourmet Experiences HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars • complimentary wi-fi Internet • pool

Prices are from £175 per person per night based in an Arabian Court Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Arabian Court One Bedroom Executive Suite from £246, Arabian Court Two Bedroom Executive Suite from £403. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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RESIDENCE & SPA AT ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE Residence & Spa is an intimate sanctuary for those wishing to indulge in the comforts of prosperity with its own private reception, The Library Bar and The Dining Room restaurant which are exclusive to guests staying at this luxury resort. The Arabian-styled rooms and suites, secluded in landscaped gardens, are each cared for by a specifically selected dedicated team. Spacious and created with the finest detailing, all are sea facing with private balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy a range of tailored experiences, crafted to the individual, at One&Only Spa.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free meals, family & Aquaventure offers on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

HHRomantic Escape HHBoutique Style

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HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • pool • fitness centre • One&Only Spa • traditional Oriental Hammam

Prices are from £217 per person per night based in a Residence Prestige Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Residence Junior Suite from £102, Residence Executive Suite from £224. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI Standing tall at the apex of The Palm, Atlantis is a remarkably striking destination. Totally enthralling, this ocean-themed resort revolves around the myth of the lost city of Atlantis; sharks, rays and piranhas swim amidst the lagoons of The Lost Chambers Aquarium, and speed-slides, rapids and record-breaking rides dazzle in the Aquaventure Waterpark, a thrillseeker’s paradise. There’s even a chance for some amazing marine encounters as you feed the rays, swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay or meet the playful and utterly charming sea lions at Sea Lion Point. An exhilarating and electrifying atmosphere makes Atlantis, The Palm a favourite with families. Unique guestrooms and suites charm guests into another world. Underwater Suites with mesmerising floor-to-ceiling windows into The Ambassador Lagoon and The Royal Bridge Suite with unparalleled 180 degree views of Palm Island and the Arabian Gulf are unmatched. Imperial Club rooms are steeped in contemporary elegance where guests are spoilt with exclusive benefits. Atlantis is a culinary destination offering a vast array of dining experiences including world-renowned Nobu, Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar and Giorgio Locatelli’s authentic Italian cuisine at Ronda Locatelli. Set over two floors within the Royal Towers, ShuiQi Spa & Fitness offers a variety of pampering treatments, bathing options and water therapies creating a tranquil retreat of serenity, opulence and pure indulgence.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamily Adventure HHOutstanding Service

Prices are from £156 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Imperial Club Room from £41, One Bedroom Terrace Club Suite from £113. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • over 20 restaurants, bars & lounges • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Aquaventure Waterpark • The Lost Chambers Aquarium • Dolphin Bay • Sea Lion Point • Nightclub • 1.4km of pristine private beach • 2 pools • ShuiQi Spa & Fitness Centre • Atlantis Kids’ Club (ages 3 – 12) • babysitting services • 2 floodlit tennis courts • dive centre • luxury shops & boutiques • complimentary shuttle bus service to Mall of the Emirates ROOM FACILITIES • 1,539 rooms including 166 suites • mini-bar • satellite TV • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • balcony • pillow menu • 24hr room service

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JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY, DUBAI Inspired by the palaces of the Ottoman Empire, the spectacular Jumeirah Zabeel Saray conjures up the magnificence of this golden era. Embellished with hand-painted ceilings and murals, crafted marble, crystal chandeliers and Oriental art, the resort offers a choice of fine-dining experiences and over 50 restaurants in Dubai for guests to choose from on ‘dine-around half board’. In addition, ‘Sinbad’s Kids Club’ and Splash Park, features over 50 activities in this state-of-the-art children’s club. A 59-metre infinity pool overlooking Palm Jumeirah is surrounded by comfortable sunloungers and attended by friendly beach butlers providing luxurious touches such as iced towels, chilled water and refreshing drinks. The superb Talise Ottoman Spa is the most opulent and largest spa in Dubai. Features include steam rooms, two indoor Thalassotherapy swimming pools, Jacuzzi, adventure showers, snow rooms, hot stone beds, traditional Turkish hammam rooms, as well as a relaxation area and private spa suites. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray sits on the sands of the West Crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Soft linens and exquisite marble and dark woods adorn the Ottoman-style rooms that all boast exhilarating views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s impressive skyline. State-of-the-art technology and bathrooms designed in traditional Ottoman style create a tranquil retreat for easy relaxation. The five-bedroom Seafront and Beachfront, and four-bedroom Lagoon Royal Residences - clustered around their own sublime lagoon pool or with private pool - are a unique option for the ultimate in luxury, with 24-hour butler service and some complete with a private gym.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHEthnic Opulence HHSpa Lovers HHLuxury Family Holidays

Prices are from £155 per person per night based in a Superior King on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe King from £24, Club King/Double from £65. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 10 restaurants & lounges including the MusicHall • swimming pool • Talise gym & fitness studio • complimentary use of Talise Ottoman Spa & fitness facilities • floodlit tennis courts • watersports • The Avenue of Indulgence • cinema • Sinbad’s Kids’ Club & Waterpark • unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • shuttle to Wild Wadi Waterpark™, Madinat Jumeirah & Mall of The Emirates ROOM FACILITIES • 405 rooms & suites • 38 Royal Residences • 48” LED TV • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • bathroom with oversized Turkish marble bath & separate rain shower • balcony • kitchen, private pool & helper’s quarters (residences only)

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JUMEIRAH BEACH HOTEL Jumeirah Beach Hotel is internationally renowned for its striking wave-like shape exterior and unique interior. This resort is one of the most popular in Dubai, with an outstanding standard of service tailored to meet each visitor’s needs. The unhindered Gulf views and luxurious interiors of all rooms are complemented by a selection of exceptional facilities. With unlimited access to the 12-acre Wild Wadi Waterpark™, the recently renovated kids’ club, a children’s pool and playground area, Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the ultimate family destination. There are over 19 unique restaurants and bars ranging from the traditional English pub to Asian, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. In addition, guests can enjoy an extensive variety of restaurants included within Jumeirah’s Dine Around programme. The hotel also has six swimming pools, seven floodlit tennis courts, three squash courts, as well as a variety of indoor and outdoor games, not to mention the 2km stretch of private beach to enjoy lazy afternoons. For pure relaxation, there is a luxurious Talise Spa offering pampering treatments, two saunas, a Jacuzzi and a steam room. Jumeirah Beach Hotel successfully integrates excitement and relaxation to create a retreat for couples and families alike. HOTEL FACILITIES • Over 19 restaurants and bars • Club Lounge • free wi-fi Internet • 6 outdoor pools • kids’ pool • gym • personal training • marina • squash • climbing wall • floodlit tennis courts • watersports • Talise Spa • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 618 rooms, suites & villas • mini-bar • satellite TV • air-con • 24hr room service • tea & coffee making facilities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHFamilies & Couples HHBeach Lovers

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call for details.

Prices are from £220 per person per night based in an Ocean Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Club Superior from £47, One Bedroom Ocean Suite from £142. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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MADINAT JUMEIRAH, DUBAI Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai is located on 2 kilometres of private beach. The resort comprises of 4 hotels; the opulent and luxurious Jumeirah Al Qasr, the relaxed and fully renovated Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, the intimate and award-winning Arabian summerhouses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf and the newly opened Jumeirah Al Naseem. Morning Yoga on the beach, arriving for breakfast on a traditional Abra boat, relaxing by the swimming pools, watersports and enjoying dinner at more than 40 Jumeirah restaurants and bars are some of the activities available. Souk Madinat offers a traditional shopping experience in an Arabian environment and Talise Spa, set amongst gardens offers the perfect way to unwind. Tennis courts and Talise Fitness, with its climbing wall and indoor pool are perfect for staying fit and Kids’ Club, the Turtle Lagoon Rehabilitation Project and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ will ensure fun for the whole family.

MADINAT JUMEIRAH HOTELS 1. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf 2. Jumeirah Al Qasr 3. Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Burj Al Arab Jumeriah

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JUMEIRAH AL NASEEM, MADINAT JUMEIRAH Meaning ‘gentle wind’ or ‘sea breeze’ in Arabic, Jumeirah Al Naseem reflects this contemporary hotel’s stunning location on the seafront of Dubai. This latest addition to Madinat Jumeirah sits alongside Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf within the resort’s beautiful landscaped gardens. Furnished in exquisite Arabic style and featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, all rooms benefit from a private terrace boasting wonderful views over the Arabian Gulf and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Walk-in rain showers, in-room entertainment and generous living areas will ensure that your stay at Jumeirah Al Naseem is thoroughly relaxing.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call for details.

HOTEL FACILITIES • Access to over 40 restaurants & bars • club lounge • adultonly pool • turtle sanctuary • unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • access to kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet

Prices are from £237 per person per night based in a Resort Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Deluxe Room from £26, Ocean Club Superior Room from £70. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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JUMEIRAH MINA A’SALAM Mina A’Salam translates as ‘Harbour of Peace’ and is the grand hotel which forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. Numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah where you can enjoy an array of world-class restaurants, bars and cafés, a traditional souk – which houses an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops and galleries - and Talise Spa. Beautifully furnished guestrooms and suites make it perfect for a family holiday or romantic retreat.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call for details.

HHFamilies

HOTEL FACILITIES • access to over 40 restaurants & bars • club lounge • outdoor pool • watersports • unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • access to kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet

Prices are from £192 per person per night based in an Arabian Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Deluxe Room from £18, Premium Leisure/Club Executive Arabian Deluxe Room from £36. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HHFamilies

HOTEL FACILITIES • access to over 40 restaurants & bars • club lounge • large pool • watersports • unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • access to kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet

Prices are from £215 per person per night based in an Arabian Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Deluxe Room from £18, Premium Leisure/Club Executive Arabian Deluxe Room from £35. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

JUMEIRAH AL QASR Meaning ‘The Palace’ the hotel emerges as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Madinat Jumeirah, epitomising opulence and elegance. Designed in the style of a Sheikh’s summer residence, the hotel replicates traditional royal architecture, coupled with luxurious contemporary design. Approached along a tree-lined avenue, adorned with beautifully sculpted Arabian horses, the hotel will take your breath away. A tribute to the age-old architectural styles of Arabia, Jumeirah Al Qasr is an oasis of luxury.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Family Holidays HHOutstanding Service HOTEL FACILITIES • access to over 40 restaurants & bars • exclusive pools • watersports • butler service • daily sundowners • unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • access to kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet

Prices are from £228 per person per night based in an Arabian Summer House Arabian Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Gulf Summer House Arabian Deluxe Room from £35, Gulf Summer House Ocean Deluxe Room from £88. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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JUMEIRAH DAR AL MASYAF Inspired by the traditional courtyard summerhouses of old Arabia, the stand-alone twostorey houses of Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf offer an exquisitely designed hideaway accessible by scenic waterways and paths that wind their way through lush landscaped gardens. Inside, you’ll experience the height of luxury, with beautifully appointed, light and spacious guestrooms and suites.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call for details.

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BURJ AL ARAB JUMEIRAH, DUBAI Utterly extravagant, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is awash with jewel-encrusted, gold-plated opulence. A recognised iconic symbol of modern Dubai, a stay here is the ultimate luxury experience; from the magnificent lobby entrance - flanked by colourful aquariums with a cascading waterfall at its centre - to the tranquil sun-bleached sands of the beach. Dine beneath the stars or at Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah signature seafood restaurant, or spend indulgent hours in the grand yet serene Talise Spa on the 18th floor. Discover the latest addition; the highly anticipated Burj Al Arab Terrace - a remarkable one-of-a-kind pool, beach and restaurant leisure facility offering the finest Arabian hospitality. With its eye-catching design, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is a landmark hotel on the Dubai skyline. Towering over the Arabian Gulf, all split-level suites enjoy stunning ocean views, a spiral staircase winding upwards from the lower lounge and dining area to the sumptuous bedroom and dressing room above. Bathrooms are truly luxurious, all boasting a walk-in rain shower, Jacuzzi and full-size Hermès bath amenities. A brigade of highly-trained butlers are the epitome of fully personalised service and are on call around the clock to fulfil your every need; from delivering the pillows of your choice, to drawing a fragrant aromatherapy bath selected from the decadent bath menu. HOTEL FACILITIES • 8 restaurants • bar • pool bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 indoor infinity pools • outdoor pool • kids’ pool • The Terrace • gym • spa • sauna, steam rooms & Jacuzzi • squash court • fitness studios • watersports at Jumeirah Beach Hotel • complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark™ • Rolls-Royce chauffeur-driven transfers ROOM FACILITIES • 202 split-level suites • 42” flat-screen TV • DVD player • living & dining lounge • office area • spiral staircase to bedroom • luxury bathroom with walk-in shower & Jacuzzi • butler service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free nights, free meals and added value offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHAbsolute Opulence HHGastronomic Pleasures

Prices are from £513 per person per night based in a One Bedroom Deluxe Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Panoramic Suite from £136, Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite from £385. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SOFITEL THE PALM RESORT & SPA, DUBAI Sofitel The Palm presents a Polynesian paradise, complete with mature palm trees and natural island chic. In a fabulous location on Palm Jumeirah’s east crescent, the hotel boasts sweeping views of the Arabic Gulf or the Dubai skyline from every balcony. The interior is elegantly decroated with unexpected touches such as lush floor-to-ceiling planted walls and the sleek guestrooms are adorned with natural textures and lively flashes of colour. Photographic artwork on the walls add to the island feel, and the luxurious bathrooms offer a peaceful haven for relaxation. Outdoors, attractive swimming pools are surrounded by thatched sun shelters and a private jetty leads from the beach out into the waters of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s sprawling beach bar sits amongst tall waving grasses, offering ice cold drinks, as well as tasty snacks and platters to be enjoyed in this energetic social space. Featuring restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Dining options range from succulent steaks and grills to fresh refined seafood served in the poolside terrace. Laguna Lounge is an exciting new addition and serves delicious cocktails and shisha beside the beach. After relaxing by the pool, try one of the many exhilarating activities including tennis, standup paddle, kayaking from the jetty and scuba diving along the coast. The So FIT gym has its own personal trainer, and So Spa will ease the strain with a soak in the whirlpool and a soothing sports massage. Kids will have a great time too at the complimentary kids’ club.

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Prices are from £94 per person per night based in a Luxury Sea View on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Palm View from £6, Junior Suite from £31. Meal supplements: full board from £48. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • 7 bars & lounges • 6 swimming pools • tennis • spa with whirlpool, sauna & hammam • fitness centre • watersports • beach volleyball • Yoga • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 361 rooms, suites & villas • 182 luxury serviced apartments • mini-bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • Bose wave audio system • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • sitting area • bathtub & separate rain shower • balcony • 24hr butler service & private lounge (Prestige Suites, Opera Suites, Palm Suites and Villas)

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI PALM JUMEIRAH The pure lines of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah display elegant, classic design at its best. Surrounded by the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and with views of the glittering Dubai coastline in the distance, the hotel’s palatial air-conditioned interiors create a cool, fresh ambience. Outside, take a refreshing dip in one of the two temperature controlled pools, or relax on the beautiful private sandy beach located on the sunniest part of the Palm. Decorated in tones of ivory and soft turquoise and featuring state-of-the-art technology, each elegant guestroom shares panoramic views of the Dubai skyline from its balcony. Modern en-suite bathrooms are lined with marble and feature a large bath together with a walk-in shower. Choose from an extensive array of treatments at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, including the indulgent Signature massage by Anne Semonin, combining a blend of aromatic essential oils, elements and marine ingredieints complemented with the classic French touch and a holistic approach. Dubai’s premier dining destination offers the finest cuisine with unparalleled service in an unforgettable setting including; an authentic Italian dining experience at Social by Michelin-starred chef Heinz Beck, Vietnamese culinary journey at LAO and international fare at Mezzerie. Enjoy al fresco Mediterranean dining and sunset cocktails at Palm Avenue. Experience a classic Waldorf Astoria Afternoon Tea at the iconic Peacock Alley followed by vibrant entertainment and classic aperitifs at the Venetian-inspired Serafina Bar. HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants, lounges & bars • 2 pools & 1 shaded baby pool • tennis • spa • fitness centre • 200 metres of private beach with watersports • kids’ club • helipad • complimentary wi-fi Internet ROOM FACILITIES • 319 rooms & suites • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • 42” flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • iPod dock • air-con • Espresso coffee machine & tea making facilities • sitting area • marble bathroom • balcony • pillow menu

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free meals available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHCouples Escape

Prices are from £124 per person per night based in a King Superior Partial Sea View Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Skyline Sea View Room from £13, Deluxe Palm Sea View Room from £18. Meal supplements: full board from £111. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI Relax and indulge in this iconic retreat, set at the heart of the vibrant Dubai Marina. In a prime location, just steps from 350 metres of pristine white sands of the Arabian Gulf, this is luxury living on Dubai’s beachfront at its best. Enjoy the legendary Ritz-Carlton hospitality blended with Middle Eastern traditions and extra-special touches, such as plush robes and featherbeds that ensure supreme comfort throughout your stay. The opulently decorated rooms – with Mediterranean inspired décor – boast private balconies overlooking the garden, pool or ocean. Stay in a club room or suite and enjoy exclusive access to the club lounge with added benefits such as personal concierge, continuous culinary offerings throughout the day and complimentary premium alcoholic beverages served from 12pm until 11pm daily. Bask in the sun before taking a dip in the warm ocean waters or in one of six sparkling pools, or wander and explore the waterfalls in the extensive landscaped gardens. In this dynamic, vibrant destination, make the most of the exceptional shopping opportunities during your stay with both the Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall just a short distance away. At the end of the day, reminisce as the sun sets, before indulging in a classic dinner at one of the nine outlets here, offering everything from Italian to local cuisine. HOTEL FACILITIES • 9 restaurants & bars • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 6 swimming pools • exclusive club lounge with sea view and dedicated concierge service • 4 floodlit tennis courts • spa with 12 treatment rooms, steam room and sauna • fitness centre • salon • kids’ club • shops

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Pleasures HHCouples Escape

Prices are from £154 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Club Deluxe Room from £61, Junior Suite from £75. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 294 guestrooms & suites • mini-bar • 47” LCD TV • private patio or balcony • spacious walk-in wardrobe • Ritz-Carlton signature linens and featherbeds • marble bath • plush robes and towels • beach bag • 24hr room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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JA PALM TREE COURT A superb family beach holiday destination, JA Palm Tree Court is a beach resort within Dubai’s award-winning JA The Resort. Dedicated to the pursuit of casual luxury, the resort is set amidst lush, tropical gardens with winding walkways, waterfalls and fish-filled streams just steps from the private beach on the Arabian Gulf. With access to four temperaturecontrolled swimming pools, 16 restaurants and bars plus a vast selection of leisure and sport facilities are also available for guests to enjoy. The all-suite accommodation is stylishly appointed and features floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a large balcony or terrace with sea or garden views. The Residence is the epitome of luxury, comfort and choice and comprises of an exclusive collection of suites. Guests benefit from a host of privileges that are included when staying at The Residence such as a dedicated butler and access to dedicated suite pool and lounge. HOTEL FACILITIES • 16 restaurants & bars • free wi-fi Internet • gym • 4 pools • 2 kids’ pools • watersports • kids’ club • teen club • crèche • horse riding stables • spa • tennis • golf • shuttle service to Dubai Parks & Resorts • complimentary shuttle to selected shopping malls ROOM FACILITIES • 212 suites • mini-bar • LED TV • air-con • DVD player • hairdryer • safe • free wi-fi Internet • balcony or terrace • tea & coffee making facilities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHWatersports Enthusiasts HHGourmet Delights HHFamilies & Couples

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts are available on selected dates - please call for details.

Prices are from £76 per person per night based in a Garden View Junior Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beachfront Junior Suite from £11, Royal Jasmine Junior Suite from £53. Meal supplements: half board from £21, all inclusive from £88. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ARABIA

RAS AL-KHAIMAH

5 DUBAI

Abu Dhabi is a sophisticated modern city with magnificent architectural marvels and luxury hotels. Yas Island is an oasis of entertainment with Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Island is home to beautiful beaches and Louvre Abu Dhabi. Ras Al Khaimah offers an authentic Arabian experience; from golden beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta deserts, to the towering Hajar Mountains. Also home to attractions and archaeological sites giving visitors an insight into the rich culture. Oman, with its glorious climate and friendly people, stretches from the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula and the geographical diversity ranges of rugged mountains to uninhabitable desert and secluded beaches. Muttrah Souk in Muscat is a great place to haggle for silver and gold jewellery.

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ABU DHABI HOTELS

1. Emirates Palace 2. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal 3. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi 4. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

RAS AL KHAIMAH HOTELS

5. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah 6. The Ritz-Carton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

OMAN HOTELS

TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +4 hours.

Oman - Omani Rial

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 7 hours 30

LANGUAGE: Arabic (English is widely spoken)

7. Six Senses Zighy Bay 8. Shangri -La Al Husn Resort & Spa 9. Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel

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VISAS: British passport holders will be issued a visa on CURRENCY: Abu Dhabi & Ras Al Khaimah - Arab arrival for stays up to 30 days. The fee for Omani visas is approx £40.

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EMIRATES PALACE, ABU DHABI Sheer opulence is the hallmark of Emirates Palace. This hugely impressive hotel, managed by Kempinski, is a vast national landmark, basking in acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. The glistening blue waves of the Arabian Gulf break gently onto the Palace’s private stretch of white sands where both East and West Wings have their own beach access. Family fun is best enjoyed around the West Wing’s adventure pool with its rock-lined lazy river, cascading waterfalls and flumes. For peace and tranquillity, the East Wing pool is perfect with submerged hammocks, a large gazebo Jacuzzi and a swim-up pool bar. Exceptional rooms and suites offer guests every indulgence. Fine gold-leaf décor and cool marble flooring create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation. Touch-of-a-button room controls, high-tech entertainment systems and sumptuous bathrooms further cocoon guests in unhampered luxury. Higher category rooms also offer access to the elite Palace Lounge where VIP extras include a daily buffet breakfast and all-day drinks and snacks. There’s everything in the way of dining, from authentic Emirati cuisine and delectable seafood to an idyllic beachside barbecue with aromatic Arabian shisha and live music. HOTEL FACILITIES • 14 restaurants, bars & cafés including Hakkasan restaurant and terrace • Champagne & caviar bar • Cigar Lounge • complimentary wi-fi Internet • pool bar • 2 swimming pools • lazy river • tennis • football • beach volleyball • 2 gyms • Emirates Palace Spa • windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boarding & sailing • children’s playground ROOM FACILITIES • 394 rooms & suites • mini-bar • 52” flat-screen TV • media entertainment system • desk area • private balcony or terrace • private butler service

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights, free meals & family offers available on selected dates please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £159 per person per night based in a Coral Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Pearl Room from £10, Diamond Room from £30. Meal supplements: half board from £76. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, the Venetian inspired Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, offers exquisite luxury in a prime beachfront location. European style blends perfectly with Arabian traditions and features stunning views of the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Rooms and suites are elegantly appointed with thoughtful design and décor, spacious and luxurious and all with magnificent views. Savour fantastic dining in an array of restaurants featuring international cuisine as well as Middle Eastern favourites created with local ingredients. Sample cocktails by the pool or enjoy an elegant afternoon tea with some of the most impressive views around. The impressive beachfront spa by ESPA is inspired by the local Bedouin culture offering a modern Hammam spa experience and signature therapies in each of its 16 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms. There is even a secluded serenity beach reserved exclusively for the use of spa guests. For the more energetic there is a fully-equipped health club with sauna and steam room. Children are well catered for at Ritz Kids’ club and introduces them to both the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the destination whilst meeting new friends. HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • bar • wi-fi Internet • lobby lounge • Italian-style café • outdoor pool • private beach • Ritz Kidz Club • spa • club lounge • boutique ROOM FACILITIES • 447 rooms & suites • LCD TV • air-con • mini-bar • tea & coffee making facilities • 24hr in-room dining • iron & ironing board • safe

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHCulinary Delights HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £58 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Executive Suite from £60, One Bedroom Villa from £127. Meal supplements: half board from £18, full board from £81. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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THE ST. REGIS SAADIYAT ISLAND RESORT, ABU DHABI This impressive, grand hotel boasts all the luxuries you would expect of the prestigious St Regis brand. Located on the pristine white-sand beach of Saadiyat Island - and framed by the manicured greens and fairways of the adjacent golf course designed by Gary Player - The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort creates a soothing ambience, combining lavish detail with sleek décor. Crisp linens, honeyed woods and exquisite styling lend intimacy to the spacious rooms and suites. Butler service is on hand 24-hours a day and each room enjoys its own private terrace or balcony - the perfect place to sit and take in the calm of the surrounding pools, gardens and turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Lined with sunken loungers and quiet jetted nooks and crannies, the adult-only pool delivers serene relaxation and a tranquil oasis in which to cool off from the heat of the Arabian sun. The Iridium Spa is a place to retreat and unwind, while the Athletic Club boasts state-ofthe-art equipment plus a 25-metre indoor pool, sauna and steam room to work off the calories. The classic 55&5th The Grill reflects the St Regis brand’s distinguished origins and complements a further choice of dining that features cuisines from around the world. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 2 lounges & bars • patisserie • wi-fi Internet • 4 outdoor pools • gym • Iridium Spa • tennis courts • squash courts • non-motorised watersports • 18-hole golf course • kids’ club • kids’ pool • private beach ROOM FACILITIES • 376 rooms & suites • mini-bar • 42” flat-screen TV • iPod dock • aircon • Nespresso machine • private terrace or balcony • 24/7 butler service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHFamilies

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £93 per person per night based in a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Superior Sea View Room from £21, Premium Sea View Room from £30. Meal supplements: half board from £27, full board from £45. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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YAS VICEROY ABU DHABI Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is the landmark hotel on Yas Island, unique not only for its hightech LED canopy design, but also for its position straddling Yas Marina Formula 1™ Racing Circuit. Generously sized rooms are fitted with custom furniture, mood lighting and designer fabrics, and feature all-glass bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the marina, the race track or the sleek curves of the hotel’s colour-changing canopy. Families can avail of ‘Camp Viceroy’, children are given their own tent instead of a rollaway bed, for a one-of-a-kind ‘glamping’ experience. Watch high-speed races and practices, relax beside one of the two rooftop pools, enjoy sunset views from the rooftop bar, or from the sands of Yas Beach. Further facilities include a state-of-the-art gym, luxurious health spa with steam room, Generation V Kids Zone plus a stylish array of restaurants, bars and lounges. HOTEL FACILITIES • 11 restaurants & lounges • free wi-fi Internet • lobby café • 2 rooftop swimming pools • gym • health spa • kids’ zone • shop & boutique • free shuttle to Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall and Yas Beach ROOM FACILITIES • 499 rooms & suites • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • MP3 dock • tea & coffee making facilities • room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCity Retreat HHFamilies

Prices are from £78 per person per night based in a Marina Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Suite from £37, Yas Grand Suite from £72. Meal supplements: half board from £47. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is cradled by the Hajar Mountains, a championship golf course, white sandy beaches and the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf and brings true Waldorf service to one of the most alluring beachfront locations in the Middle East. Guestrooms are elegant and spacious with modern amenities and have spectacular views of the beach, golf course or the Hajar Mountains. A collection of bespoke dining and lounge options allow guests to feast on the world’s finest cuisine with award-winning steak house Lexington Grill, Japanese fare in UMI and Middle Eastern cuisine in Marjan. The tea lounge, Camilia, houses over 150 blends of tea whilst the iconic Peacock Alley serves Ras Al Khaimah’s version of the Waldorf Salad and the Waldorf Mocktail. The award-winning Waldorf Astoria Spa is a place of refuge and restoration and boasts a VIP couples treatment room. Within the cultivated gardens of the hotel lies an adult-only infinity pool and a family friendly oasis with private cabanas abound. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a retreat or a family stay. HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 bars • 2 swimming pools • 18-hole golf course • tennis • gym • signature spa • children’s club • private coastline ROOM FACILITIES • 346 rooms & suites • mini-bar • 42” flat-screen TV • iPod dock • aircon • tea & coffee making facilities • 24hr room service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHGourmet Experiences

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts available on selected dates - please call for details.

Prices are from £110 per person per night based in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Golf View with Balcony from £12, Junior Suite Sea View from £43. Meal supplements: half board from £54. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a luxury resort set in a 500-hectare nature reserve, in an idyllic desert setting where the sand glows beneath the Arabian sun, and at night it is illuminated by a blanket of stars. Al Wadi Desert offers a unique Bedouin experience combined with the renowned luxury of Ritz-Carlton. Each of the private villas feature a modern interpretation of traditional architecture and come with their own swimming pool - ideal for cooling off after basking in the heat of the desert. Complimentary bicycles are provided for the whole family to explore the reserve in search of the abundant wildlife that roams freely. An eclectic array of dining destinations offer guests the chance to delight in local, traditional cuisines as well as international dishes all served up in stunning settings. For that extra special occasion, dining in the dunes and star gazing is the perfect choice. For ultimate relaxation, the spa features holistic signature treatments and offers the ultimate spa experience in serene surroundings. All guests benefit from daily rituals including a falcon show and owl interaction, but the Al Wadi Experience Concierge team are on hand to arrange a whole host of additional activities such as horseriding, archery, falconry, tree planting, nature walks and much more. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurant & bars • dining on the dunes • roof terrace • The RitzCarlton Spa • Ritz Kids’ club featuring unique experiences • equestrian centre • concierge • complimentary beach access with shuttle transfer

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUnique Desert Experience HHSpa Lovers HHFamily Friendly

Prices are from £205 per person per night based in an Al Rimal Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Al Rimal Enclosed Pool Villa from £49, Al Khaimah Tented Pool Villa. Meal supplements: half board from £68, full board from £136. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 101 villas • LCD TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • sun lounger

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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SHANGRI-LA AL HUSN RESORT & SPA, OMAN Located within the complex of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort, the lavish Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa stands alone as a mystical retreat on a headland, commanding breathtaking sea views. All facilities are exclusive to Al Husn guests and include a secluded private beach, private infinity pool, spa, and hospitality lounge. This is one of the most exclusive hotels in Oman and is dedicated to adult travellers. All 180 rooms and suites are extremely spacious with contemporary Omani styled interiors, luxury furnishings and a walk-in wardrobe. Deluxe rooms have balconies which overlook the pool and the sea, whilst one-bedroom suites feature a separate living room and double width balcony with full sea views. Added benefits include daily Afternoon Tea, pre-dinner drinks and canapés and a complimentary mini-bar replenished daily. Dining options include Shahrazad, an authentic Arabic restaurant where traditional Moroccan favourites, Lebanese cuisine and Omani delicacies can be enjoyed in a contemporary and refined setting with live entertainment. The impeccable service that Shangri-La is renowned for, combined with exclusive facilities offers a truly luxurious experience to the discerning guest. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 food & beverage outlets • private fitness centre • private infinity pool for Al Husn guests • private beach • tennis • watersports • spa ROOM FACILITIES • 180 deluxe rooms & suites • complimentary mini-bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • satellite TV • air-con • Nespresso machine • balcony or terrace • BOSE speaker system • butler service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHExclusive Luxury HHGastronomic Experiences

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts are available on selected dates - please call for details.

Prices are from £127 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Sea View from £20, One-Bedroom Suite from £105. Meal supplements: half board from £47. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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AL BUSTAN PALACE, A RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL, OMAN A private beach and acres of lush gardens set the standard exceptionally high at Al Bustan Palace in Oman. Benefit from privileged access to the longest private beach in the country with a 500m section specifically for ladies, where you can stretch out and soak up the sun or indulge in an array of watersports. There are five outdoor swimming pools in which to relax, including a 50-metre infinity pool. Take a dip in the sparkling waters or lounge blissfully poolside. The impressive Six Senses Spa is built into the surrounding landscape of the rock cliffs of the Hajar Mountains. Traditional in Omani design, it beautifully complements the hotel and features domed ceilings, elegant arched walkways and natural stone walls and floors. Offering a wide range of treatments that are locally inspired, the spa is housed on three levels and includes 17 treatment rooms including six hammam rooms, saunas, steam rooms, a fitness area and yoga studio, as well as a healthy juice bar and relaxation area. Steeped in tradition, Al Bustan Palace is noted for its elegant domed atrium lobby. Furnishings combine local traditions and Art Déco style, creating a unique blend of Arab culture and art, with hand-crafted wall covers and carvings. Exquisite cuisine serves up delicacies for the most discerning of palates – restaurants include China Mood, one of the top Asian restaurants in the region, and Al Khiran, where you can savour a memorable themed evening overlooking the infinity pool and gardens. For sun lovers and underwater explorers, Al Bustan Palace delivers grandly in terms of location – the unspoiled beaches, tropical seas, and mountains and deserts nearby make it a rich and historic area to explore.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHGastronomic Experiences

HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • tea lounge • 1km private beach • 5 swimming pools • children’s pool • salon • fitness centre • tennis • children’s playground • sailing, windsurfing, kayaking ROOM FACILITIES • 250 rooms & suites • mountain, sea or pool views • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • TV • DVD player • tea & coffee making facilities • bathtub Getting There: Self-drive or road transfer from Port Elizabeth (1 hour).

Prices are from £110 per person per night based in a Deluxe Mountain View on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Lagoon Access from £19, Deluxe Sea View from £21. Meal supplements: half board from £50. All room upgrades/supplements are per person.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & family offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY, MUSANDAM Six Senses Zighy Bay sits in splendid isolation on the Musandam peninsula - a truly tranquil escape for those seeking rest and solitude in a setting of dramatic natural beauty. Cloaked in rustic chic, the luxurious Pool Villas are nestled between the beautiful sandy beachfront and the spectacular rugged mountain-scape just behind. Eco-friendly décor and spacious openair patios let you relish outdoor living to the full; dine beside your own glistening infinityedge pool or sink back on comfy cushions and relax to the sounds of the sea. Six Senses Resorts and Spas are renowned for their exceptional service. Nothing is too much trouble for the friendly and helpful staff; from warm welcoming smiles as you arrive by private limo transfer, to the preparation of a romantic, candlelit in-villa barbecue. The awardwinning Six Senses Spa is just the place to spoil yourself, as you select from an impressive menu of sumptuous bath rituals, signature massages and specially tailored spa journeys for teens and children. Wining and dining, too, is a sheer indulgence. Dine in Spice Market, chill in the Zighy Bar or enjoy a not-to-be-missed culinary experience perched high atop the mountains and overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Zighy Bay. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • library • 2 outdoor swimming pools • tennis • gym • Six Senses Spa • 2 Arabian Hammams • kayaking • paragliding, microlight, tubing, waterskiing, mountain bikes (charges apply) • jogging trails • children & teenage club • shopping souk • sunset cruises & diving excursions (charges apply) ROOM FACILITIES • 82 pool villas • mini-bar • wine chiller • flat-screen TV • home theatre system • CD/DVD player • tea & coffee facilities with espresso machine • wi-fi Internet • indoor & outdoor showers • sundeck with loungers & dining area • infinity-edge pool • invilla barbecues (charges apply)

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights, family & honeymoon offers available on selected dates please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHTranquil Escapes

Prices are from £286 per person per night based in a Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Pool Villa Suite from £76, Pool Villa Beach Front from £172. Meal supplements: half board from £66, full board from £106. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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SOUTHERN AFRICA At the southernmost point of the mighty African continent, the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide and crash against the shores of South Africa’s Western Cape. Schools of whales steer close to broad beaches of white, surf-splashed sands, while lush evergreen forests, tranquil lakes and gigantic rock formations create the startling beauty renowned as the ‘Garden Route’. Cape Town is, without doubt, a truly spectacular city - a melting pot of vibrant cultures cradled by the slopes of majestic Table Mountain. Just beyond, the shimmering vineyards of the lush Cape Winelands nestle beneath brooding purple peaks. Protected wilderness areas yield excellent sightings of ‘Big 5’ game, especially so in Kruger National Park, an area about the size of Wales that has the greatest concentration of mammals in the world. On the Zambezi River bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe, the thundering waters of Victoria Falls are one of the seven wonders of the natural world - a truly awe-inspiring sight of beauty and grandeur.

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VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders for stays of up to 90 days. Passports must be valid for 30 days from the date of exit and have at least 2 blank pages. Visas are required for entry into Zambia, please check with relevant Embassy for further information.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA HOTELS

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx 11 hours. LANGUAGE: English, Afrikaans and local

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION CURRENCY: South African Rand

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1. Cape Town hotels: Cape Grace One&Only Cape Town Ellerman House 2. Leeu Estates, Franschhoek 3. Fancourt, George 4. The Plettenberg Tsala Treetop Lodge 5. Shamwari Game Reserve Lobengula lodge 6. Ulusaba Rock Lodge

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ROVOS RAIL Recreate the spirit of travel in a bygone era and experience the extravagance of rail travel ensconced in timeless elegance and luxury. The beautifully rebuilt classic trains of Rovos Rail link some of the greatest destinations in Africa; from the scenic splendours of the magnificent Garden Route and the spectacular Victoria Falls, to the stark beauty of the Karoo and winelands of the Cape. Relax in the comfort of superbly appointed suites, the epitome of luxury, with handsome wood panelling and Edwardian features. Air-conditioned suites accommodate two people offering the option of double or twin beds. All suites feature an en-suite bathroom that combine original design with modern technology. A bar fridge is stocked with a personalised selection of drinks and room service is available 24-hours a day. The spacious suites allow guests to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury. All meals are served in one sitting in the charming atmosphere of the dining car, where guests can relax and savour the finest cuisine complimented by discreet and friendly service. Guests will enjoy a choice of a full cooked-to-order or tempting buffet breakfast each morning and four-course meals at lunch and dinner, accompanied by a selection of excellent South African wines. During the day dress is casual, in the evening guests will enjoy the formality of fine china, crisp linen and silver and are required to dress accordingly. Deep sofas and wingback chairs in the lounge car are perfect for pre-dinner cocktails, and at the rear of the train an observation car makes the most of the views with a unique open-air balcony. A journey with Rovos Rail is a truly magical and world-class travel experience. Journeys: Cape Town to Pretoria or vice versa - this classic 1,600 kilometre journey is a perfect opportunity to see the diversity of South Africa. The 51 hour meander includes a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein and a stop in Kimberley for a visit to the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation - the Big Hole. Other journeys include a three night adventure from Pretoria to Victoria Falls and a thrilling twonight safari or battlefields experience from Pretoria to Durban.

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Prices are from £872 per person based in a Pullman Suite on a full board basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Suite from £444, Royal Suite from £880. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ONE&ONLY, CAPE TOWN Delivering unprecedented levels of style, glamour and urban chic, the One&Only is Cape Town’s most luxurious hotel. With captivating views of Table Mountain from its enviable position in the V&A Waterfront, the resort is almost a destination in itself. Contemporary art, dark African woods and clean lines accentuate the spacious rooms and suites the largest in Cape Town. Private balconies in the Marina Rise boast magnificent views of Table Mountain while Island rooms offer seclusion, surrounded by waterways and located on their own lushly landscaped isle together with the huge, infinity-edge swimming pool HOTEL FACILITIES • Nobu Japanese restaurant • 2 further restaurants • wine loft • bar • infinity swimming pool • state-of-the-art gym • private island health spa • kids’ club • boutique

Prices are from £263 per person per night based in a Marina Harbour room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Marina Table Mountain Room from £29, Island Superior room from £57. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

CAPE GRACE, CAPE TOWN This stylish Cape Town hotel melds modern luxury with traditional Cape culture. Set on its own private quay in the heart of the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Grace epitomises sophistication in an atmosphere alive with genuine warmth and hospitality, its boutique nature affording a flexible and highly personalised service. Amongst room décor of handcrafted chandeliers, murals, tapestries and individually sourced antique items, quirky accents are underscored by charm and gentle elegance. Guests can enjoy creative dining at Signal Restaurant or indulge in the popular Afternoon Tea served in an unrivalled setting overlooking the marina. HOTEL FACILITIES • Signal restaurant • Bascule whisky & wine bar • free wi-fi Internet • outdoor swimming pool • gym • health spa • jewellery boutique• shoe shine servce • tea & coffee with wake-up calls • playstation • DVD collection (on request) Prices are from £261 per person per night based in a Luxury Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Table Mountain Luxury from £61, Rooftop Luxury from £93. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

ELLERMAN HOUSE With 13 rooms and suites, two ultra-modern villas and a tranquil spa, Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity and privacy in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views and easy access to beaches and local attractions. Highlights include the owner’s extensive South African art collection and the Ellerman House Wine Gallery, offering an interactive wine experience amid a vast collection of South African vintage wines. Modern, locally inspired cuisine, generous-hearted hospitality and a tailor-made concierge service enhances guest experience that remains authentically South African. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • bar • gym • complimentary wi-fi Internet • spa • terrace pool • art studio • library • daily sunset cocktails & canapés Prices are from £297 per person per night based in a Classic House Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Superior House Room from £99, Deluxe Spa Room from £197. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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LEEU ESTATES Leeu Estates, an exclusive five-star boutique hotel with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, takes central position on 100 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos (indigenous vegetation) in the Franschhoek valley. Delicious, innovative cuisine can be enjoyed in The Dining Room where the finest locally sourced organic and ethically farmed produce is showcased in creative fusion dishes with vibrant world flavours. Set among the vineyards is Leeu Spa, a wellness sanctuary offering expert massage and holistic treatments. A 15-metre infinity pool and TechnoGym-equipped gym cater to fitness-orientated guests. In the boutique tasting venue, guests can sample handcrafted premium wines from Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • spa • 2 pools • complimentary bicycle use • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Signature wine tasting      Prices are from £220 per person per night based in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Room from £50, Studio from £104. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

FANCOURT, GEORGE Positioned on 613 hectares in the Garden Route, Fancourt is a premier lifestyle estate with mountains, forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. The resort has 133 luxury rooms and suites including The Manor House. Guests are spoilt for choice with a variety of restaurants, Spa with Roman bath, tennis courts, three 18-hole Gary Player designed golf courses, golf academy, leisure centre consisting of an indoor heated family pool, outdoor pool, gym, kids’ and teen facilities and cinema. Outdoor lovers can enjoy walking trails, cycling and bird watching. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • gym • 2 outdoor & 1 indoor pool • tennis • squash • 3 golf courses with school & undercover driving bays • Fancourt spa • hair salon • ladies boutique • kids’ club • teen lounge

Prices are from £98 per person per night based in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Luxury from £17, One Bedroom Suite from £45. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

TSALA TREETOP LODGE, NR PLETTENBERG BAY Set on a private estate 10km west of stylish Plettenberg Bay, Tsala is built in the canopy of a magnificent indigenous forest, boasting beautiful vistas across the verdant Tsitsikamma Valley. A restful haven from which to explore and discover the Garden Route’s numerous attractions from dolphin and whale watching, in season, to shopping in the boutiques of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay there is an interest for everyone. The superb gourmet cuisine and discreet personalised service combined with the exquisite surrounds, Tsala is a memorable, romantic retreat. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • lounge • dining room • pool • in-room pamper treatments available • complimentary wi-fi Internet Prices are from £358 per person per night based in a Treetop Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Treetop Villa from £62. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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LOBENGULA LODGE AT SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE Situated in some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Eastern Cape, Shamwari boasts 25,000 hectares of malaria-free game reserve perfect for spotting the ‘Big 5.’ The wooden deck looks out onto the bush for peaceful evenings filled with the sound of the African plains and tales of the day game drives to be told. Panoramic views provide a picturesque setting of the surrounding mountains and valleys giving a true feel of escape and tranquillity. An abundance of activities ensures that each day can be filled with fulfilling experiences whether relaxing or exhilarating. Morning and evening game drives provide opportunity for intimate tours with passionate and knowledgeable rangers and guides and the chance to witness up-close wildlife. In addition, Shamwari is proud to offer conservation experiences including touring the Rhino Awareness Centre, visiting the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and learning at The Big Cat Sanctuary. Alternatively, simply relax and rejuvenate in with a wealth of spa treatments from massages and facials to manicures and waxing. At the end of the day Lobengula Lodge welcomes guests in 5-star luxury as the thatched lodge provides comfort and a real sense of African pride. With only six suites, this intimate lodge is accompanied by essential amenities while providing the luxury to each guest with a private patio to spend soaking up the African sun or to devote evenings to reminiscing on the lifelong memories made during the day. HOTEL FACILITIES • pool • sundeck • gym • relaxation retreat

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFantastic Game Viewing HHExceptional Service HHAdventure Seekers

ROOM FACILITIES • 5 luxury suites • satellite TV • under-floor heating • private terrace • outside showers Getting There: Self-drive or road transfer from Port Elizabeth (1 hour).

Prices are from £449 per person per night based in a Suite on a full board basis. Room upgrades: from £. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ULUSABA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Ulusaba sits entirely within the Sabi Sand Reserve, alongside Kruger National Park and is surrounded by 13,500 hectares of open bush. The hills of Ulusaba are spectacular as they rise above the immense terrain, offering unsurpassed views of the reserve. Expert rangers are on hand to share their vast knowledge and ensuring each game drive is unforgettable, all whilst showing the utmost respect and commitment to protecting the environment. Rock lodge, situated 800 feet above the wilderness, features breathtaking mountainous views and rooms each decorated to represent the indigenous African tribal culture. Spot the abundant wildlife from the viewing decks, take a relaxing dip in the pool or sample the delicious vintage wines in the lounge. This renowned reserve offers the ultimate safari experience with incredible memories to take away. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 lounges including wine lounge • swimming pool • viewing decks • gym • spa • tennis courts ROOM FACILITIES • 8 rooms • balcony/terrace • air-con • complimentary wi-fi Internet • mini-bar • tea & coffee making facilities • safe • hairdryer • ceiling fan • iPod docking station • bottled water • mosquito nets Getting There: Road transfer from Kruger Mpumulanga Airport (2 hours 30 mins), or Skukuza Airport (1 hour 30 mins). Alternatively flights are available direct to Ulusaba Private Game Reserve from Johannesburg, Kruger Mpumulanga and Skukuza Airports. Please ask your travel agent for further details and prices.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGreat Game Viewing HHAdventure Seekers HHCulinary Delights

Prices are from £719 per person per night based in a Rock Cliff Room on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Rock Suite from £206, Master Suite from £206. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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This archipelago of stunningly beautiful island jewels is perfect for those seeking peace and solitude in a back-to-nature setting. From the moment of arrival, you will be met by turquoise ocean as far as the eye can see, with the promise of stunning white beaches and breathtaking natural beauty waiting to be discovered. Home to an underwater world teeming with colourful marine life, diving and snorkelling are a must in the Maldives. If you are looking for complete relaxation try one of the indulgent treatments in the world-renowned spas, or simply recline under a palm tree with a cool cocktail in hand. An idyllic location and picture perfect, the Maldives has it all.

1. One&Only Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll 2. Constance Moofushi Ari Atoll 3. Vakkaru Maldives 4. LUX* North Male Atoll 5. LUX* South Male Atoll 6. Kudadoo 7. Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo, South Male Atoll 8. Jumeirah Vittaveli, South Male Atoll 9. Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Addu Atoll 10. Kanuhura, Lhaviyani Atoll 11. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Ari Atoll 12. JA Manafaru, Haa Alif Atoll 13. Milaidhoo, Baa Atoll 14. Niyama Private Islands Maldives 15. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, South Male Atoll 16. Six Senses Laamu, Laamu Atoll 17. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

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ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH, NORTH MALÉ ATOLL One&Only Reethi Rah is one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll which sits on six idyllic kilometres of private coastline. Situated in an extraordinary tranquil setting flanked by lagoons and powder-white sands. The award-winning One&Only Spa invites guests to indulge in a spa experience tailored to specific needs and desires. Choose from a menu of specialised therapies, or from one of the unique personalised spa journeys. A 30-metre adult-only lap pool features an internal Jacuzzi and a carved stone bed, often featured as one of the top infinity pools in the Maldives, guests will never want to leave. Taste buds will be tantalised with an array of exquisite dining experiences; including French, Asian and Italian flavours at Reethi Restaurant, modern Japanese delights at Tapasake, organic garden-to-fork cuisine at Botanica or beachside dining at Fanditha where Arabian cuisine is offered in a relaxed setting. With the freshest selection of salads, seafood and grills and the signature ‘le surge’, the Beach Club offers a memorable dining experience complemented by amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Here, guests enjoy the vibrant energy of the island’s southernmost beach, enhanced by chill-out tunes that play all afternoon. The villas offer amazing views of the ocean and outdoor space where you can take full advantage of the refreshing sea breezes. Designed with exclusivity and privacy in mind, guests will experience unrivalled levels of hospitality as all villas have their own concierge and an expansive host of complimentary services. HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants & bars • 3 pools • tennis • badminton & volleyball • football field • climbing wall • One&Only Spa • fitness centre • KidsOnly kids’ club & OneTribe teens’ clubs • PADI dive centre • selection of watersports ROOM FACILITIES • 122 villas • fully-stocked mini-bar • air-con • TV • DVD player • complimentary wi-fi Internet • in-villa dining • 2 bicycles provided in villa • complimentary children’s amenities • safe Getting There: One & Only Reethi Rah is reached via a 45-minute luxury yacht transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights & free meal offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHSpa Lovers HHHoneymooners HHFamilies

Prices are from £563 per person per night based in a Beach Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Water Villa from £138, Beach Villa Pool from £207. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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CONSTANCE MOOFUSHI, ARI ATOLL Constance Moofushi is the ultimate in barefoot chic. On this paradise island in the Maldives surrounded by tropical lagoons, each villa is perfectly placed on the white-sand beach or amidst the sparkling Indian Ocean. The Cristal All-Inclusive Package means you truly won’t have a care in the world in this resort; where luxury meets simplicity. A selection of 110 different wine labels from around the world provide guests with a sophisticated selection, all included in The Cristal All-Inclusive Package. Listen to the sound of the lapping ocean while relaxing in a hammock, or stroll hand in hand down the white-sand beach as the sun sets, building up memories that will stay with you forever. The South Ari Atoll, where the resort is located, is widely regarded as one of the best places for diving in the world. Discover an underwater paradise of exotic marine life as you explore the spectacular reef just metres from the beach. Whether you’re an expert diver or a novice, there is the opportunity to experience the rich wealth of the ocean, which you can also explore by snorkelling. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars • swimming pool • USpa by Constance • Yoga pavilion • gym • beach volleyball • windsurfing • kayaking • snorkelling • PADI diving courses ROOM FACILITIES • 110 villas • mini-bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • LCD TV • Apple Mac Mini (iPod connection & CD/DVD player) • tea & coffee making facilities • wooden terrace • high-thatched palm ceilings • spacious seating area

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Getting There: Constance Moofushi is reached via a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

HHChic & Stylish HHSnorkelling & Diving Experiences HHFood and Wine Lovers

Prices are from £324 per person per night based in a Beach Villa on an all Inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Water Villa from £30, Senior Water Villa from £60. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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VAKKARU MALDIVES, BAA ATOLL Located in the famous Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vakkaru Maldives is surrounded by tropical splendour and crystal-clear waters. Privacy and personalised service is found in abundance here. In keeping with the rich traditions of the locale, the 125 beach and over-water villas and suites fuse Maldivian style with contemporary design using the finest natural elements whilst offering an incredible sense of space and stunning ocean views. Whether it’s a romantic hideaway or a family holiday, Vakkaru offers a vast choice in accommodation right up to a four-bedroom Over Water Pool Residence. Delectable dishes from across the world are served in four restaurants and two bars, offering the perfect environment to indulge in style. Enjoy fresh handpicked organic ingredients from the farm and sample flavours from across the globe whilst soaking up up the tranquil atmosphere with a table under the stars or amidst elegant, locally-inspired interiors. Leisure and recreation activities are endless with an accredited PADI dive centre and watersports including snorkelling, sunset fishing and windsurfing, plus a fully-equipped overwater fitness centre, two all-weather floodlit tennis courts and a badminton court. Coconut Club is a haven of fun with scheduled activities as well with pool tables, table tennis tables, board games plus a quiet lounge and reading area. The extensive kids’ club offers tailored activities for children aged between 3 and 12 years. If relaxation is on the cards then head to the idyllic Merana Spa offering eight treatment rooms, a nail salon and outdoor relaxation area. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 2 bars • watersports • Merana Spa • fitness centre • dive centre • excursions • badminton court • 2 tennis courts • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 125 villas & suites • complimentary wi-fi Internet • entertainment & sound system • gourmet mini-bar • espresso machine • safe • bicycles • butler service • laundry service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies & Couples HHSnorkelling & Diving Experiences

Getting There: Vakkaru is reached via a 25-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, stay longer & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £313 per person per night based in a Beach Bungalow on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Villa from £47, Over Water Villa from £63. Meal supplements: half board from £99, full board from £159. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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LUX* NORTH MALE ATOLL, MALDIVES Opening late 2018, LUX* North Male Atoll, Maldives boasts 67 double-storey residences on the picturesque picnic island of Olhahali. Each of the luxurious and ultra-modern residences boast their own private swimming pool, rooftop area with unparalleled views of the beautiful island, separate living rooms, and an abundance of amenities to ensure guests experience nothing short of a comfortable stay. The resort features two world-class restaurants which serve up delicious dishes from Japanese-Peruvian culinary sensations to island specialities, ensuring that everyone’s taste will be satisfied. There’s a great selection of bars which offer tantalising cocktails, ice cold beers and a wide selection of wines and spirits which are garnished with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The resort has an abundance of watersports and activities available which include canoeing, windsurfing, waterskiing, jet-skiing and sunset fishing to name a few. Those looking for something more peaceful, LUX* Me Spa features four exclusive over-water treatment rooms where guests can be completely pampered, and rooftop yoga to channel their inner Zen in beautiful surroundings. Little ones will also be kept well entertained at the kids’ club, which ensures that everyone will have a fun and relaxing time during their stay on this idyllic Maldivian island. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • Café LUX* • spa • watersports • kids’ club • babysitting service

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish HHWatersports Enthusiasts HHPrivate Villa Experience

Prices are from £631 per person per night based in a Water Villa with Pool on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Prestige Water Villa with Pool from £66, Beach Villa with Pool from £79. Meal supplements: half board from £126, all inclusive from £305. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 67 villas & residences • private pool • sea view roof terrace • complimentary wi-fi Internet Getting There: LUX* North Male Atoll is reached via either a 60-minute speedboat transfer or a 15-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, stay longer & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL, MALDIVES LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives is the perfect example of barefoot luxury offering unspoiled island living and authentic cuisine whilst at the same time pampering guests with chic accommodation and attentive yet discreet service. 25 minutes from Velana International Airport by seaplane, this idyllic Maldives resort lies on its own extensive island in the South Ari Atoll. Whilst there is plenty to keep all ages occupied - a shady hammock is never far away for those quiet, relaxing moments. Secret pathways meander through luxuriant tropical gardens with delights at every turn: from pop-up dining experiences to impromptu cinema screenings on the beach. Fringed by four kilometres of stunning white sands, the island’s fabulous crystal-clear lagoon is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Complementing the excellent choice of non and motorised watersports, two swimming pools gaze out over the turquoise waters and a tranquil health spa provides a haven of peace and well-being amidst the palms and fragrant blooms. HOTEL FACILITIES • 8 restaurants • 5 bars • free wi-fi Internet • Café LUX* • 2 swimming pools • LUX* Me fitness centre • LUX* Me Spa • dive centre • watersports • PLAY kids’ club • STUDIO17 teens’ club • bicycles • indoor games centre ROOM FACILITIES • 187 Villas, some with private pools • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • furnished terrace • 24hr room service Getting There: LUX* South Ari Atoll is reached via a 25-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish HHFamilies HHGastronomic Experiences

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Stay longer & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £199 per person per night based in a Beach Pavilion on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Pool Villa from £137, Water Villa from £167. Meal supplements: half board from £106, all inclusive from £201. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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KUDADOO, LHAVIYANI ATOLL A petite slice of paradise that embraces all hallmarks of exclusivity and intimacy, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, radiates an enchanting blend of relaxed elegance and luxury at every turn. Elevating your Maldives’ experience are 15 upscale, over-water residences that bring the ultimate Indian Ocean fantasy to life. Each residence floats atop an aquamarine lagoon and flaunts with a thoughtfully curated interior and an outdoor area that oozes relaxation. The living space is extensive, combining a bedroom and a living room with several lounging spots to retire to in the midday heat. Large sliding doors on two sides allow for a pleasant cross-breeze, creating a true tropical ambience. An unpretentious touch of luxury is given to the natural stone-tiled bathroom: a large freestanding bathtub, making every soak feel like a Zen retreat. Thanks to a distinctive open-air design, the sound of the ocean that the villa is enveloped by is always present. Send your senses soaring at Hurawalhi’s spectacular 5.8 Undersea Restaurant and be swept off your feet by the culinary delights and the design masterpiece alike. The world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining venue in direct proximity to Kudadoo Maldives Private Island. The Anything Anytime Anywhere Experience ensures guests can delight in the inclusions of their stay from dining, activities and excursions to relaxing treatments at the spa. As well as the gastronomic delights offered on the island, guests can find pleasure in enjoying dining at the Aquarium Restaurant and Canneli Restaurant at Hurawalhi Island Resort. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants including undersea restaurant • wine cellar • spa • sauna, steam & meditation room • fitness centre • watersports • fishing • boutique  • wi-fi Internet

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHRomantic Escape HHPrivate Villa Experience HHGastronomic Pleasures

ROOM FACILITIES • 15 over-water residences • living room • freestanding bathtub • outdoor shower •private infinity pool • 54” TV with surround sound Getting There: Kudadoo is reached via a 40-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

Prices are from £1099 per person per night based in an Ocean Pool Residence on an all inclusive basis.

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OZEN BY ATMOSPHERE AT MAADHOO, SOUTH MALÉ ATOLL OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo in the beautiful Maldives oozes charm. This luxurious lifestyle resort welcomes guests into a world of bright turquoise skies, deep azure waters and warm, light golden sands. Seek out an exclusive taste of the island of Maadhoo with its easy barefoot vibe and a carefree feeling from dawn to dusk. From lazy lunches to exciting activities, guests can create their own vision of a perfect break in paradise. Edging the cobalt blue ocean are 41 beachfront villas, perfectly placed for watching early morning sunrises and late evening sunsets. A further 49 over-water villas built on stilts offer contemporary design set against the gentle crashing of waves on the shore. OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo offers the perfect balance between serenity and adventure with a host of leisure facilities. Guests can take advantage of a unique Luxury AllInclusive plan, The Atmosphere INDULGENCE™, which encompasses all elements required for a luxury holiday experience. An extensive choice of dining options, premium branded Champagne in a number of outlets and activities are included ensuring guests at OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo enjoy the ultimate hassle-free holiday. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants & RAW food bar • pool bar • Elena Spa • PADI dive centre • watersports centre • kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet ROOM FACILITIES • 90 villas • outdoor deck • outdoor bathroom with monsoon shower & separate tub • mini-bar • flat-screen TV Getting There: Ozen by Atmosphere is reached via a 45-minute speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free night offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish HHLuxury All Inclusive HHFamilies & Couples

Prices are from £399 per person per night based in an Earth/Wind Villa on an all inclusive basis. Room upgrades: Earth/ Wind Villa with Pool from £97, Earth Family Suite from £499. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI, SOUTH MALÉ ATOLL Jumeirah Vittaveli is a magical island escape, informal in style and yet high in elegance. The idyllic setting amidst pristine beaches and iridescent blue waters creates a serene retreat for gentle relaxation complemented by sophisticated dining. Snorkel out directly from any villa into the rich coral house reef that encircles the island. Whether you choose a villa on your own quiet stretch of dazzling white sands or a stilted villa set above the crystalline waters, you’ll find comfortable daybeds - perfect for languorous afternoons beside your own sparkling swimming pool. Jumeirah Vittaveli boasts the largest kids’ club in the Maldives. Families also benefit from a ‘kids stay free’ programme, as well as specially designed two-bedroom beach villas. An airy, high-ceiling design lends a great sense of space and beautiful outdoor bathrooms feature a two-person round tub and a breathtaking open-air shower. For sheer exclusivity, the Jumeirah’s opulent Ocean Suites with Pool are raised above the sea and offer the utmost privacy and are only accessible by speedboat from the shoreline. Each boasts its own splitlevel wooden veranda that leads straight into the turquoise waters of the lagoon. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • bar • ice cream parlour • swimming pool • gym • Talise Spa • kids’ club • kids’ pool • canoes, snorkelling & windsurfing • 5* PADI dive centre

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHIsland Escapes HHFamilies HHSnorkelling & Diving Experiences HHHoneymooners

Prices are from £384 per person per night based in a Beach Villa with Pool Sunrise on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Villa with Pool Sunset from £27, Water Villa with Pool Sunrise from £45. Meal supplements: half board from £98, full board from £168. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 77 1-bedroom villas & suites • 5 2-bedroom Beach Villas • 7 2-bedroom Beach Suites • 5-bedroom Royal Residence • mini-bar & wine chiller • 42” flatscreen TV • Bose sound system • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • espresso machine • massage & dining pavilion • indoor walkthrough rain shower • outdoor bathroom with tub & shower • private swimming pool Getting There: Jumeirah Vittaveli is reached via a 20-minute luxury catamaran transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, family & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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SHANGRI-LA’S VILLINGILI RESORT & SPA, ADDU ATOLL Located just south of the equator, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the definition of luxury, a place where all experiences are tailored to suit your passions. The spacious private villas are either dotted upon the emerald green jungle or along the beautiful Indian Ocean coastline, and feature rich and tasteful décor with hints of Middle Eastern and Indian influences. Island Hosts will be on hand to ensure that your stay on the island is personalised and memorable. CHI, The Spa is perfect for losing yourself in peace and wellbeing whereas nature trails, bike tours and nine-hole golf course are available for the more adventurous. As you would expect, the underwater world is a big part of island life. Excellent diving and snorkelling are available for all levels of ability. The snorkelling garden close to the resort’s shoreline is ideal for snorkellers and children and there are numerous world-class diving locations teeming with marine life nearby for advanced divers. Dine in one of the three restaurants offering sumptuous cuisine from various exotic destinations with influences from across the globe. Dine by Design experiences can be custom made and enjoyed at an outdoor location of your choice such as lunch on the equator aboard a luxury yacht. Unforgettable experiences await at this private hideaway, all complemented by the renowned outstanding service offered by Shangri-La. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • lounge • dine by design • complimentary wi-fi Internet • pools • CHI, The Spa • health club • yoga • Eco centre • tennis courts • jogging trail • diving • watersports • 9-hole golf course • children’s activities • excursions ROOM FACILITIES • 132 villas • sundeck • lounge • LCD TV • mini-bar • safe • Nespresso machine • tea making facilities • Bose DVD player

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHCouples Getaway HHEco Enthusiasts

Getting There: From Velana International Airport, Shangri-La’s Villingili is reached via a 70-minute domestic flight to Gan airport followed by a 5-minute speedboat transfer.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Seasonal discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £344 per person per night based in a Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Pool Villa from £25, Water Villa from £75. Meal supplements: half board from £111, all inclusive from £158. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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KANUHURA, LHAVIYANI ATOLL Kanuhura is on a precious island which is languidly set on the glistening, warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This luxury retreat is part of The Leading Hotels of the World™ and is perfect for those seeking laidback island living in the middle of the bright atolls of the Maldives. Each of the villas are furnished with discreet sophistication and feature natural materials to blend with the surroundings. Most boast semi-open bathrooms, and water villas have their own private decked terrace. The resort has eight culinary and mixology experiences of fusion food styles and authentic cuisines of the world. From a blend of original and authentic flavours from selected regions of Italy at Bottega, to modern interpretations of Maldivian fusion cuisine at Veli – there’s something guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s palate. Guests can choose to unwind by the splendid fresh water swimming pool or visit the exceptional Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa which offers an exclusive haven of relaxation. With a wide array of sports, leisure activities and excursions such as snorkelling tours and private picnics on one of two secluded islands – everyone will be kept well-entertained during their stay. HOTEL FACILITIES • 8 restaurants & bars • pool • spa with steam bath, sauna, plunge pool & Jacuzzi • gym • beauty salon • kids’ club • diving • kite surfing • waterskiing • parasailing • excursions • tennis • squash • Yoga

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHBarefoot Luxury HHGastronomic Pleasures

Prices are from £295 per person per night based in a Beach Bungalow on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Villa from £37, Water Villa from £88. Meal supplements: half board from £29, full board from £163. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 80 villas • outdoor veranda or sundeck • air-con • mini-bar • Nespresso machine • satellite TV • safe • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 24hr island host service & room service Getting There: Kanuhura is reached via a 40-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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CONRAD MALDIVES RANGALI ISLAND, ARI ATOLL Surrounded by glorious natural beauty, this stunning and romantic island retreat immerses guests in sophisticated luxury. Spread over two neighbouring islands linked together by a 500-metre footbridge, the resort enjoys a great feeling of space. The serenity of constant blue horizons of broad skies and the turquoise seas that greet the eye, has been captured in the resort’s indulgent spa - raised on stilts above the lapping lagoon waters - and in Ithaa the world’s first undersea restaurant. Complemented by attentive service, diverse fine cuisine can be enjoyed from a number of entrancing venues; feast on international flavours at Atoll Market buffet restaurant, enjoy Japanese delights at Koko Grill, savour gourmet spa cuisine overlooking the ocean or fresh seafood overlooking coral reefs. The dining experience is further enhanced by Ufaa by award-winning Chinese chef Jereme Leung. For something extra special, The Wine Cellar located two metres underground, offers a fine selection of wines skillfully matched by the sommelier to a five-course gourmet menu. The Beach and Water Villas cluster alongside miles of idyllic white-sand beach and unspoiled reef. Natural décor, local touches and outdoor garden bathrooms lend a real Maldivian feel of barefoot luxury to the Beach Villas, while in the Water Villas steps lead down from the wooden sundecks directly into the lagoon. Conrad Maldives showcases inspired experiences from navigating aquatic gardens to swimming with whale sharks. Soak up the lush tropical surroundings and unwind to nature’s acoustics with mesmerising cocktails, or take in the Maldivian sunset with a cruise across the Indian Ocean. HOTEL FACILITIES • 8 restaurants • 4 bars • 2 infinity-edge swimming pools • tennis • snorkelling • watersports • dive centre • gym • 2 spas • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 150 villas • mini-bar • satellite TV • wi-fi Internet • air-con • outdoor bathroom (Beach Villas) • sundeck & water access (Water Villas) Getting There: From Velana International Airport, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is reached either via a 30-minute seaplane transfer directly to the island or a 20-minute domestic flight to Maamigili airport followed by a 30-minute speedboat transfer.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights & free meals available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Escape HHGastronomic Experiences

Prices are from £323 per person per night based in a Beach Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Water Villa from £59, Superior Water Villa from £108. Meal supplements: half board from £124, full board from £193. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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JA MANAFARU, HAA ALIF ATOLL Set amidst stunning turquoise waters and adorned with flawless white sands, escape the ordinary at a paradise hidden away in a natural setting. Revel in century-old traditions and customs that enrich the soul and prepare for extraordinary encounters amongst the exquisite marine life, an underwater world of discovery. Enchanting ‘bodu beru’ drum melodies resonate in harmony with the gentle sound of lapping waves whilst the resort’s many heritage features are matched by personalised detail and unexpected touches. Embark on a journey of culinary exploration across seven world-class dining destinations. From sumptuous Asian-inspired cuisine at White Orchid - set over the ocean, and gourmet buffet dining at Kakuni to tantalising flavours of the Mediterranean at Andiamo Bistro. No visit to the island would be complete without witnessing a blissful sunset at Horizon Lounge, relaxing with a signature cocktail, as you take in the changing skyline reflected across the pristine waters. Personal space is redefined by an eclectic collection of luxuriously designed villas and suites that emerge from hidden pathways and lush foliage. Marvel at the vivid underwater world through glass-panelled floors or enjoy a relaxing evening on your private deck. A host of leisure facilities are available including three main pools, a PADI dive centre, a dedicated kids’ club and a variety of recreation activities. Unwind in the serene oasis of Calm Spa, a haven of pure relaxation or a blissful journey of rejuvination. Indulge in a sophisticated collection of treatments offered by world-renowned partner Elemis. A stay at JA Manafaru is the ultimate luxury resort experience where paradise is waiting to be discovered.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHFamilies HHCulinary Delights

Prices are from £258 per person per night based in a Beach Bungalow with Private Pool on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Sunrise Water Villa with private infinity Pool from £43, Sunset Water Villa with Private Infinity Pool from £81. Meal supplements: half board from £122, all inclusive from £244. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • 3 pools • portable tablet • spa • kids’ club • PADI Dive Centre • fitness centre • marine research centre • dedicated lounges at seaplane & domestic terminals ROOM FACILITIES • 84 rooms with private pools • air-con • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • DVD player • complimentary wi-fi Internet • pillow menu Getting There: From Velana International Airport, JA Manafaru is reached either via a 75-minute seaplane transfer directly to the island or a 55-minute domestic flight to Hanimaadhoo airport followed by a 35-minute speedboat transfer.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & free night offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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MILAIDHOO ISLAND, BAA ATOLL Milaidhoo is situated on a tiny island which is an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and lapped by warm turquoise waters. Unlike other five-star resorts in the Maldives, Milaidhoo like to do things differently with what they have called “reinvented luxury” – everything has been crafted around guests to guarantee a prefect holiday. Each of the villas have been designed in a natural style to complement the beauty of the island, boast their own private freshwater pool, outdoor daybed and an abundance of other luxurious amenities to guarantee the utmost in comfort. The villas open up 180 degrees to allow the natural beauty of the Maldives inside, and enable guests to enjoy striking views throughout their stay. Milaidhoo features three restaurants and two bars designed to appeal to senses, offering outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings. Whether guests want to stay on land or plunge into the crystal-clear waters, there’s a myriad of activities available from watersports and yoga, to blissful relaxation for the body and soul in the over-water spa where guests can drift away into perfect serenity. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants & 2 bars • infinity pool • spa • gym • Yoga & meditation classes • excursions • watersports • diving • marine biologist programme ROOM FACILITIES • 47 villas & 3 residences with private freshwater pool • sundeck with Maldivian swing & day bed • complimentary wi-fi Internet • air-con • mini-bar & wine fridge • satellite TV • 24hr island host service & room service Getting There: From Velana International Airport, Milaidhoo is reached either via a 35-minute seaplane transfer directly to the island or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat transfer.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHChic & Stylish

Children: The resort welcomes children aged 9 years and above.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £748 per person per night based in a Water Pool Villa on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Beach Pool Villa from £119, Beach Residence from £2142. Meal supplements: all inclusive from £267. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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NIYAMA PRIVATE ISLANDS, DHAALU ATOLL This fabulous resort is nestled amidst the turquoise waters of the south-west Dhaalu Atoll. Described as ‘nature’s playground’ where first-class facilities blend seamlessly with idyllic seclusion. Ideal either as a romantic break or a family holiday, the resort’s twin islands Play and Chill offer up the luxury of choice. Different types of luxurious accommodation with all rooms enjoying the surrounding lush vegetation, powder-white beaches and stunning views over the Indian Ocean. Sleek, contemporary furnishings abound in beachfront suites and overwater pavilions, most of which come with a private pool, while suites enjoy the luxury of a personal butler. Dine at ‘Blu’ around the family pool or tuck into traditional African fare in a campsite setting at ‘Tribal’, snack on beachside lunches at Dune or dress up for a sunset dinner on a private jetty at Edge. Dine six metres up in the tree canopy, or drink in an amazing underwater bar; whatever you choose, Niyama Private Islands’ chefs promise a cosmopolitan range of cuisine to suit every palate. Away from the dining table, the resort is perfect for thrillseekers. Every type of watersport from sea bobbing to jet pack rides are available. After all that activity, collapse into a treatment room at LIME, a spa set deep in the foliage with calming views over the lagoon. The Explorers Kids’ Club is dedicated to children from 12 months to 12 years. Run by fully qualified childcare professionals, a circus theme runs throughout, and the club features a climbing wall, trampoline pit and performing stage. Active indoor activity centre is home to games including golf, American football, basketball, shooting and ice hockey; the simulator screens also double up as cinemas.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies & Couples HHSnorkelling & Diving Experiences

HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • 2 swimming pools • watersports club • diving • big game fishing • surfing • spa treatments • kids’ club • boutique • complimentary wi-fi Internet • nightclub ROOM FACILITIES • 134 studios & suites • mini-bar • LED TV • Bose surround system • inroom deli • air-con • luxury bathroom • indoor/outdoor shower • terrace with sun loungers • personal butler Getting There: Niyama is reached via a 45-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

Prices are from £254 per person per night based in a Beach Studio on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Studio with Pool from £66, Water Studio with Pool from £132. Meal supplements: half board from £119, full board from £173. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free meal & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, SOUTH MALÉ ATOLL In a prime location encircled by the clear blue waters of the largest lagoon in the Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort is home to some of the most beautiful rooms on the planet. Each luxurious villa is palm-thatched with the finest natural wood finishes, all offering mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean. Most of the villas are perched over the lagoon, allowing you to simply climb down a few steps for a refreshing dip in the inviting waters. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this exclusive romantic island retreat as you bask on your private sundeck in absolute luxury. Dining is as magical as everything else here, with a range of private dining options available in secluded settings or in your villa. The resort restaurants also offer the finest in gourmet cuisine, as you watch the sun set over paradise. The resort is lush with tropical plants and features a pristine beach. The serenity continues with the chance to bliss out at Jiva Grande Spa, where ancient Indian wisdom is married with contemporary therapies. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars • variety of private dining options • spa • fitness centre • in-room butler service ROOM FACILITIES • 64 villas • personal bar including organic foods • complimentary wi-fi Internet • LCD TV • media centre with DVD/CD/MP3 player • tea & coffee making facilities • bathtub overlooking the ocean • double vanity bathrooms • rain showers in the bathroom • panoramic views of the Indian Ocean • private sundeck with loungers Getting There: Taj Exotica is reached via a 20-minute speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Retreat HHBeach Lovers

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £331 per person per night based in a Lagoon Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Pool from £86, Premium Villa with Pool from £151. Meal supplements: half board from £67, full board from £129. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIX SENSES LAAMU, LAAMU ATOLL Surrounded by the tropical turquoise water that laps upon the power-white sand, this luxury resort provides serenity in the form of an indulgent island getaway. Purely in seclusion, being the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, worries seem far away as an arrangement of on-land and over-water villas offer a place to add to the relaxation with the surroundings of a palmfringed paradise. 97 villas present opulence with state-of-the-art styling constructed in an environmentallyfriendly way. Some with private pools, all with sea views and lavish amenities such as entertainment systems and outdoor bathrooms to make each stay extra special. For gastronomic delight, guests have to look no further than three taste bud tingling restaurants that use only the freshest ingredients that are locally sourced. LEAF provides an organic menu sure to leave guests wanting seconds whilst the overwater Longitude provides an array of international dishes. The Chill Lounge & Bar is the place to be for captivating sunsets and innovative, delicious drinks. Leisure comes with ease with beautiful beaches and an award-winning Six Senses spa for those looking for pure tranquillity and rejuvenation. Those seeking adventure can partake in numerous water activities, take a dive or snorkel or even get the adrenaline pumping by taking to the waves with surfing only a few minutes away.  HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars • ice cream parlour • spa • watersports & dive centre • excursions • library 

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSecluded Escape HHGourmet Experiences HHCouples HHPrivate Retreat

Prices are from £205 per person per night based in a Lagoon Water Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Lagoon Beach Villa from £19, Ocean Water Villa from £25. Meal supplements: half board from £55, full board from £85. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 97 villas • sea view • air-con • entertainment system • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • outdoor bathroom with rain shower Getting There: Six Senses Laamu is reached via a 35-minute domestic flight to Laamu Kadhdhoo airport follwed by a 15-minute speedboat transfer.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free nights, free meals & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU, BAA ATOLL A picturesque location of tropical beauty offers an isolated island sanctuary with superb service and the ultimate in luxury. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru takes inspiration from the Maldivian design, calling on rich native history to provide an architectural splendour of thatched roofs and old-style coral walls. Whether seeking a romantic getaway, a relaxation haven or an exciting adrenaline adventure, this resort can provide it all. World-class facilities mean that everyday can be spent differently and as one wishes; exploring sea creatures in the marine centre, diving in the deep sea, trying a hand at a game of tennis or simply relaxing by one of four pools. Dining is no different when it comes to choice - four restaurants and four lounges ensure that guests can have a truly great gastronomic experience each day. 103 bungalows and villas merge modern and tradition with amazing outdoor spaces surrounded by home-grown greenery. Land-based accommodation offers remote beach access, a pool and private gardens. Beach Villas come with a lap pool for lazy days spent soaking up the sun before retreating to a loft to sea gaze at the beautiful ocean waves. Water villas, situated on stills and overlooking the serene lagoon, offer definitive luxury with floor-to-ceiling windows, large sundecks and outdoor showers. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 4 lounges • PADI 5-Star dive centre • tennis court • marine discovery centre • kids’ club and teen club • fitness centre   ROOM FACILITIES • 103 bungalows & villas • smart TV • DVD player • organic bath amenities • outdoor shower • daily fresh fruit • complimentary wi-fi Internet Getting There: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is reached via a 45 minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early bookings offers, free meals, longer stay & honeymoon offers available on selected dates please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHGastronomic Experience HHFamilies & Couples HHSnorkelling & Diving Experiences

Prices are from £634 per person per night based in a Beach Bungalow with Pool on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Sunrise Water Villa from £94, Sunrise Water Villa with Pool from £378. Meal supplements: half board from £136, full board from £186. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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MAURITIUS One of the Indian Ocean’s most cosmopolitan islands, Mauritius offers both unparalleled luxury and tropical island sophistication. Expect superb watersports, especially the fabulous diving and snorkelling, excellent golf and exquisite dining too; the island’s eclectic cuisine is influenced by the island’s rich cultural heritage of France and the Orient, deliciously spiced with a Creole touch. Mauritius is renowned for impeccable service, luxury accommodation of the utmost refinement and stunning white sandy beaches - the perfect destination choice for the discerning travel enthusiast.

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1. One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius 2.  Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius 3. Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita 4. Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort, Mauritius 5. St Regis Mauritius Resort, Mauritius 6. Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius 7. The Oberoi, Mauritius 8. LUX* Grand Gaube


ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN, MAURITIUS Boasting an exclusive location on a private peninsula, unrivalled views and the renowned hospitality of longstanding staff, One&Only Le Saint Géran reopened late 2017 following a full transformation. Rooms and suites feature beach inspired interiors as well as enhanced outdoor space with stunning ocean, beach or lagoon views. Suite guests benefit from 24hour butler service, ensuring all needs are surpassed. The two and three-bedroom suites with interconnecting options offer the perfect havens for families to balance together time with space and privacy. Villa One, the two-bedroom villa with private pool and direct beach access offers unrivalled privacy and service, with dedicated staff from butlers to private chefs. There’s plenty of choice when it comes to dining including PRIME serving the finest Wagyu beef, fresh seafood and local produce. Tapasake offers an original fusion menu that blends the concept of Spanish tapas with exciting pan Asian flavours with over-water seating. La Terrasse all-day restaurant serves a range of delicious local and international specialities, and L’Artisan the bakery and coffee shop. Finally La Pointe is where the daily catch is grilled over firewood with an authentic ‘feet in sand’ atmosphere. One&Only Spa, nestled in lush tropical vegetation continues to partner with award-winning brand, ESPA. Club One is the exciting hub for all things active, home to the KidsOnly club and OneTribe for teens, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre, two Henri Leconte Padel Courts, three floodlit tennis courts, mini-golf, football playground, and multi-functional activity room for meditation, Zumba and a yoga pavilion. The resort is home to three pools with dedicated spaces to relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere, plus the watersports pavilion offers a wide variety of complimentary activities including waterskiing, kayaks, snorkelling, windsurfing and paddle boarding. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 5 bars • 3 swimming pools • fitness centre • One&Only Spa • watersports • KidsOnly club for ages 3-11 years • OneTribe teens club ROOM FACILITIES • 142 rooms, suites & 1 villa • mini-bar • TV & DVD player • wi-fi Internet • bluetooth speaker • espresso machine • dressing area • terrace or balcony • butler service for Suites

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, free meal, honeymoon & wedding anniversary offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRefined Luxury HHSpecial Occasions HHFamilies HHOutstanding Service

Prices are from £206 per person per night based in a Lagoon Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Room from £24, Beachfront Balcony Junior Suite from £89. Meal supplements: half board from £81. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SHANGRI-LA’S LE TOUESSROK RESORT & SPA, MAURITIUS Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius combines the spirit and courtesy of the East with modern influences of the West, providing a characterful resort that oozes efficiency and charm. Located on the powder-white sands of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, it offers stunning views over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and is less than an hour’s drive from the airport. The resort is perfect for those with romance or seclusion in mind, but equally appealing for families who will love the extensive gardens, gorgeous pool, safe beach and abundance of watersports. A stone’s throw from the shoreline there are two beautiful islands - Ilot Mangénie, which is reserved for Shangri-La guests, and Ile aux Cerfs, which features the spectacular 18-hole championship golf course designed by pro-golfer Bernhard Langer. Set within a forest glade, CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, promotes relaxation and wellbeing; lie back and be pampered to the sound of the waves and the whispering palm trees. The main restaurant overlooking Trou d’Eau Douce Bay resembles a lively marketplace with cuisines from around the world, while two more restaurants cater for a change of mood. Guestrooms at this exquisite resort are chic and contemporary in design and provide stunning ocean views through large bay windows, and many rooms offer direct access to the beach. Spacious balconies and terraces present the perfect spot to enjoy a drink as the sun goes down.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHWatersports Enthusiasts HHCouples Retreat HHFamily Getaway

Prices are from £157 per person per night based in a Deluxe Ocean View Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite Hibiscus Ocean View from £42, Junior Suite Frangipani Ocean View from £81. Meal supplements: half board from £67, full board from £94. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 2 bars • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • library • non-motorised watersports • Chi, The Spa • kids’ club • 18-hole championship golf course • tennis courts • hair/beauty salon • shopping arcade ROOM FACILITIES • 200 guestrooms & suites plus 3 exclusive beach villas • mini-bar • LCD TV • tea & coffee making facilities • 24hr room service • balcony or terrace

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Seasonal & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT MAURITIUS AT ANAHITA Soak up the tropical ambience of Mauritius in luxurious seclusion and from a privileged setting within a stunning protected sanctuary. Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita promises both boundless adventure and pure relaxation; water-ski across the glistening waters with the wind on your back, enjoy a complimentary round of golf on the Ernie Elsdesigned course, set against sublime views of the azure lagoon and towering mountains, or simply unwind in the infinity-edge pool whilst marvelling at the spectacle of nature everywhere you turn. Attentive staff are on hand to ensure superb levels of service, a warm welcome and a flawless stay. The synergy of light and beauty in the spacious, airy villas is further complemented by natural wood furnishings and wide, glass-paned windows - allowing you to appreciate the surroundings, even from within the comfort of your own room. Absorb the colour of vibrant gardens, refresh yourself in your personal plunge pool, or take a trip to the spa after a day of sports or sightseeing, where a natural fusion of treatments is sure to leave you feeling revitalised and full of energy. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • lounge • 3 secluded beaches • in-villa food service • 4 pools including children’s pool • fitness centre • spa • 2 tennis courts & lessons • watersports and diving • complimentary bicycle hire • 18-hole championship golf course • kids’ club • young adults’ centre • library • 24hr concierge • island excursions • boutiques ROOM FACILITIES • 136 villas & residences • mini-bar • LCD flat-screen TV • DVD player • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • laptop on request • private plunge pool • outdoor shower

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHUnderstated Privacy

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, stay longer & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £211 per person per night based in a Garden Pool Villa on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Mangrove Pool Villa from £13, Ocean pool Villa from £72. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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CONSTANCE PRINCE MAURICE, MAURITIUS Reflecting traditional Mauritian style, high thatched roofs and large outdoor living areas, sumptuous guest suites create a spacious and relaxed feel. Luxurious beachfront villas come not only with a spectacular view, but also their own private heated pools. Family suites have plenty of chill-out space, as well as bunk beds in the kids’ rooms; some suites also enjoy direct access to the beach. The natural grandeur of this resort blends perfectly with its surroundings. Sheltered from prevailing winds, guest accommodation occupies a variety of locations; either on stilts over the natural fish reserve in the calm lagoon, in the shade of the hotel’s tropical gardens, or on the beautiful sands. A warm welcome awaits as guests arrive to the sight of the lofty vaulted wooden ceiling soaring above the entrance and reception lobby. Delectable dining options in unforgettable locations are to be found throughout the resort; from laid-back dining at Beach Deck, to a romantic lantern-lit wander through the mangrove trees to the floating Le Barachois restaurant. Meet up with the resort’s enthusiastic head sommelier for a guided tour of the incredible wine cellar housing 25,000 wines from around the world and take part in an informative wine tasting master class. There’s a fabulous choice of activities for the entire family at Constance Prince Maurice. In addition to the complimentary kids’ club for children aged from four to eleven years, beginners’ scuba diving classes take place in the safety of the lagoon or the hotel’s pool, and golf lessons are available at the local course that’s located only a few miles away. The luxurious hotel spa even offers treatments for children whilst parents themselves are being pampered.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGolf Enthusiasts HHCouples Getaway HHWine and Food Lovers

Prices are from £241 per person per night based in a Junior Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite Beachfront or Stilts from £82, Family Suite from £120. Meal supplements: half board from £69. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • wine cellar • pools • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tennis • USpa by Constance offering products from Sisley • sauna & steam bath • fitness centre • watersports • PADI dive centre • 2 championship golf courses close by • putting green • bicycles • beach volleyball • Yoga • complimentary Constance Kids’ Club ROOM FACILITIES • 89 suites & villas • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • Apple Mac Mini • air-con • bathroom with separate bathtub & shower • balcony or terrace • pillow menu

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, meal upgrades, honeymoon, wedding anniversary & family offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

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LUX* GRAND GAUBE, MAURITIUS Tucked away in a heavenly bay stretching languorously along a silky, sandy beach, LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius is an ideal place to unwind. Unveiled in December 2017, this luxury resort designed by Kelly Hoppen is a clever balance of contrasts and fresh design on the island’s northern coast. Rooms and suites offer delightful views and have been carefully positioned amongst the natural surroundings to provide utmost privacy. The resort’s beachside location is perfect for enjoying a wide range of watersports or simply relaxing. Revitalise the mind and body with yoga or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment at the beautiful LUX* Me Spa. The six restaurants and seven bars lead to a global culinary journey from live cooking stations at the Palm Court, Peruvian and Argentinian cuisine at INTI, authentic Creole flavours at Banyan to a Turkish twist at Bodrum Blue. The famous Café LUX* and the Beach Rouge dining club add an element of surprise - true resort living at its best. There’s an abundance of places to relax or to enjoy the variety of sports and wellness facilities featuring a sensational spa, fitness, tennis academy, golf and watersports. The hotel even offers inspirational classes and expert-led workshops to keep all entertained at this luxury escape. HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • 7 bars • free wi-fi Internet • cinema • 2 pools (one adult-only) • tennis • watersports • dive centre • spa • gym • kids’ & teens’ clubs ROOM FACILITIES • 186 rooms & suites • mini-bar • TV • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • balcony or terrace

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Experiences HHSpa Lovers HHFamilies & Couples

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Seasonal discounts, honeymoon & wedding anniversary offers available on selected dates – please call for details

Prices are from £112 per person per night based in a Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite from £66, Romantic Junior Suite from £108. Meal supplements: half board from £43, all inclusive from £122. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE OBEROI, MAURITIUS Nestled amidst beautiful sub-tropical gardens, the palm-thatched pavilions of The Oberoi, Mauritius provide an exclusive retreat of refined luxury and friendly, unobtrusive service. The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap gently against the shores of Turtle Bay - an idyllic backdrop for enjoying watersports or simply lounging on the crescent beaches of soft white sands. Restful neutral tones and wooden slatted ceilings lend an air of relaxed grandeur and each room features a four-poster bed and bathroom with pale marble sunken bath that looks out onto a garden with either partial or full sea views. For those seeking seclusion, the luxury villas offer concealed extra space in which lush gardens house a dining gazebo and sparkling swimming pool. The Spa is a sanctuary for tranquil relaxation, often voted as one of the world’s best, and featuring individual spa suites and double whirlpools for couples’ treatments. Flickering candles and spectacular sunsets create a heavenly setting for dining, although staff are always happy to set up for private dining in your own gazebo - an utterly romantic experience, making The Oberoi, Mauritius a perfect choice for honeymooners. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • outdoor pool • tennis • gym • spa • PADI dive centre • windsurfing, waterskiing, snorkelling & kayaks • kids’ club • beauty salon ROOM FACILITIES • 71 Pavilion Rooms & Villas • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • iPod docking station • Nespresso coffee machine • DVD player • sitting area • 4-poster bed • outdoor dining terrace

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHComplete Tranquillity

Prices are from £213 per person per night based in a Luxury Pavillion on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Villa with Garden from £83, Luxury Villa with Private Pool from £189. Meal supplements: half board from £83. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free nights, family, honeymoon & wedding anniversary offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

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HERITAGE LE TELFAIR GOLF & SPA RESORT Nestled at the heart of Domaine de Bel Ombre, on the preserved south coast of Mauritius, Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is exceptional in many ways. It is infused with the charm and style of a colonial sugar plantation of the past and opens out onto a magnificent tropical garden through which the Citronniers River flows. Attached to Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort is the magnificent 18-hole Championship golf course, including a nine-hole course, which covers 100 hectares, where guests can enjoy unlimited green fees complimentary. A personalised childcare service and specific equipment for babies are also available. At Heritage Le Telfair’s ‘Timomo & Friends’ Kids’ Club, children will have access to a varied programme of activities specially developed for each age group. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • free wi-fi Internet • 18-hole & 9-hole golf course • teen club • spa • waterskiing • windsurfing • scuba diving • C Beach Club access • access to sister hotel Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort ROOM FACILITIES • 158 rooms & suites • mini-bar • TV • air-con • ceiling fan • terrace or balcony • tea & coffee making facilities • outdoor showers in ground floor Junior Suites & room type categories above Junior Suites only • butler service is available day & night in Junior Suites & room type categories above Junior Suites only

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish HHFamilies HHGolf Enthusiasts

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Longer stay discounts, free kids & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £104 per person per night based in a Garden View Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Sea View Suite from £10, Beachfront Suite from £45. Meal supplements: half board from £26, all inclusive from £134. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE ST. REGIS MAURITIUS RESORT Expect a warm welcome as you step into the elegant confines of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort. Nestled on the white sandy beach of Le Morne Peninsula on the south-westerly tip of the island, the resort is beautifully appointed with rooms and suites that offer delectable views over the Indian Ocean. Nothing is too much trouble for the thoroughly attentive staff who take pride in the exceptional levels of service they provide; from help with packing and unpacking, to telling you the weather forecast for the day. Enjoy easy relaxation under the sun beside either the cobalt-blue waters of the ocean or the resort’s shimmering pool. The resort has five exclusive dining venues, each offering sumptuous cuisine to suit all palates. For an evening of culinary mastery there is the opportunity to dine at The Chef’s Table where the menu is based on the Chef’s whims of the day. Up to eight guests have direct views into the heart of the kitchen, enabling them to participate and witness the dramatic scenery of a kitchen in action. Alternatively rev up the pace with something more extreme; nearby ION Club boasts a range of world-class watersports such as kite-surfing and scuba diving. Children are made to feel particularly welcome at the resort with the Kite Flyers Club for 4 to 12 years providing interesting and fun activities such as crab hunting, nature walks and arts and crafts. The charms of the island and The St. Regis Mauritius Resort are sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone who stays here. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • bar • 2 swimming pools • wi-fi Internet • Iridium spa • Kite Flyers children’s club • watersports centre • diving centre (PADI courses) • La Palme d’Or private cinema

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £190 per person per night based in a Junior Suite on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Ocean Junior Suite from £19, Beachfront Junior Suite from £73. Meal supplements: full board from £45. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 172 suites • 40” LED TV and DVD player • St. Regis signature bedding • private terrace or balcony

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, honeymoon & wedding anniversary offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

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MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA, MAURITIUS Luxurious outdoor living is assured in this intimate yet exclusive all-villa resort, all with private pools. Inspired by its Indian heritage, the Maradiva experience combines understated elegance with exceptional facilities; an award-winning holistic spa, Ayurvedic doctor, superb dining, efficient in-villa on-call butler service (on request) and activities for all ages. It’s perfect as an idyllic hideaway, too. Each of the villas were renovated in 2016 and boast their own spacious terrace for romantic dining and a plunge pool for easy relaxation in total privacy. An enclosed garden patio with outdoor shower leads off from the huge bathroom with double tub and rainforest shower complete with Hermes amenities. A favourite with families, some villas lie just steps away from the soft white sands where bathing in calm sea waters alternates with a dip in the gleaming, infinity-edge swimming pool with its glorious views. Lapped by the azure waters of Tamarin Bay, Maradiva lies within a beautiful oasis of nature. Glass-bottom boat and snorkelling trips depart daily from the resort’s boathouse, and swimming with dolphin encounters are unique to the region. In the nearby Casela National Park you can enjoy a quad bike or take a walk with the lions. Maradiva guests also have a wide choice of unique dining venues. Whether opting to dine at one of the three restaurants at Maradiva itself or at one of the three restaurants at Sands Suites Resort & Spa - the sister hotel next door - the hotel’s chefs will surprise you with a selection of diverse culinary experiences. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • infinity swimming pool • tennis • gym • personal trainers • Yoga and Meditation pavilion • health spa • windsurfing, waterskiing, pedal boats, kayaks & snorkelling • kids’ club • bicycles • dinner under Raj Tents • art gallery • Rolls Royce transfers • tamarin walk ROOM FACILITIES • 65 villas with private pool • personal mini-bar • IPTV • CD/DVD player • garden shower • outside dining area & terrace • butler service (on request)

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHUnderstated Privacy HHHoneymooners

Prices are from £228 per person per night based in a Garden Suite Pool Villa on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Luxury Suite Pool Villa from £46, Beachfront Luxury Suite Pool Villa from £80. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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DENIS ISLAND

SEYCHELLES

ARIDE ISLAND CURIEUSE ISLAND

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The Seychelles archipelago consists of 115 diverse islands, delicately scattered like jewels in the sapphire-blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Casual and laid-back, the Seychelles is all about relaxation in a stunning tropical setting; leisurely dining in rustic restaurants - idyllically situated beside the ocean - and gentle exploration of Mahé’s bustling little capital of Victoria. Exclusive luxury hideaways and beautiful beaches await, alongside tropical waters teeming with marine life, a divers paradise. A variety of excursions introduces the pleasures of the islands’ raw beauty and hidden gems such as Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary Coco-de-Mer. A melting pot of cultures and influences, this vibrant, yet tranquil destination offers barefoot luxury with refinement and personalised service.

STE. ANNE ISLAND Victoria

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1 4

1. Banyan Tree Seychelles, Mahé 2. Constance Ephelia, Mahé 3. Constance Lémuria, Praslin 4. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroche Island 5. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité, Seychelles

VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport

CURRENCY: Seychelles Rupee

holders for stays of less than 30 days.

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Jul

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28 3

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31 7

31 7

30 5

28 2

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28 5

29 8

DESROCHE ISLAND

SEYCHELLES HOTELS

LANGUAGE: Creole, English and French.

30 15

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MAHÉ ISLAND

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours.

Jan

LA DIGUE

SILHOUETTE ISLAND

TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +4 hours.

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

5 30 mins by ferry

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Climate Guide

PRASLIN ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND

FÉLÉCITE ISLAND

30 8

Dec 30 11

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BANYAN TREE SEYCHELLES, MAHÉ Bathed in the tranquil and isolated luxury of lush rainforest surroundings, Banyan Tree Seychelles makes a most intimate retreat experience. Lapped by the swell of the Indian Ocean, the stunning white sands of beautiful Anse Intendance nuzzle against a backdrop of emerald green, where villas climb the hillside to offer sheer serenity amidst the canopy of sheltering trees. Whether high on the hill or down beside the pounding surf, all villas exude tropical oldworld charm and indulge guests with their own pool, comfy double daybeds and an openair pavilion for intimate in-villa barbecues. Ocean View Pool Villas feature a sunken tub, and in addition to this, Intendance Bay Pool Villas and Sanctuary Ocean View Pools Villas have their own Jacuzzi. Thoughtful details such as a submerged ‘couple seat’ in the pool and an indoor sunken bathtub make up this romantic haven for two. The ambience is just perfect for sophisticated relaxation; wining, dining on fragrant Thai delicacies or traditional Creole cuisine in a colonial-style setting, creating your own concoctions at the new organic farm garden, exploring the various types of rum cocktails at the new rum shack on the beach, or indulging in an exotic menu of spa treatments under the skilful hands of the Banyan Tree Spa therapists. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • outdoor swimming pool • tennis • gym • Banyan Tree spa • wetlands home to 20 different bird species ROOM FACILITIES • 60 1-bedroom & 2-bedroom pool villas • mini-bar • coffee machine • TV • wi-fi Internet • living & dining pavilion • king-size bed • bathroom with sunken tub (Ocean View Pool Villas, Intendance Bay Pool Villas only & Sanctuary Ocean View Pools Villas only) • private pool

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, family & honeymoon offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHUnderstated Luxury

Prices are from £310 per person per night based in an Ocean View Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Intendance Bay View Pool Villa from £37, Beachfront Pool Villa from £46. Meal supplements: half board from £70. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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CONSTANCE LEMURIA, PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES This utterly idyllic resort underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2016 and the result is truly spectacular. Marvel at the spectrum of blues and greens in the shallow waters of the Indian Ocean at the three unspoilt sandy beaches which envelop Constance Lemuria and all just a short drive from tiny Praslin Airport. A focal point of the resort is the multi-level pool; flanked by swaying palms, its relaxation decks sport plenty of comfy loungers for lazing in the sun. Scattered throughout the grounds to create a feeling of peaceful seclusion, palmthatched Junior Suites lie just metres from the shore and afford some fabulous ocean views. Upgrade to a Senior Suite for a Jacuzzi in the bathroom and additional living and relaxation space. Beachside Villas boast their own private garden and swimming pool and come with the luxury of a Villa Master, charged with looking after each guest’s every need. Perched on a rocky granite peninsula with incredible sunset views, The Nest looks out over two beautiful beaches, while the fine-dining Diva nestles alongside the 11th green of the hotel’s own award-winning golf course. With its superb coastal location, conditions are ideal for sailing and windsurfing. Explore the brilliant hues of the granite reef marine life, or perhaps join an organised diving expedition to offshore waters that are home to historic sunken wrecks. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 5 bars • pools • swim-up bar • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tennis • U Spa by Constance • Jacuzzi • sauna • steam bath • fitness centre • watersports • complimentary green fees on the championship golf course • Yoga • bicycles • complimentary Constance Kids’ Club

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHOutstanding Service HHCouples & Honeymooners

Prices are from £284 per person per night based in a Junior Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Senior Suite from £130, 1 Bedroom Pool Villa from £346. Meal supplements: half board from £69. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 105 suites & villas • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • Apple Mac Mini • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • sitting area • bathroom with bathtub & separate shower • balcony or terrace Getting There: Constance Lemuria is reached via a 15-minute flight from Mahé International Airport to Praslin Airport followed by a 15-minute drive to the resort

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts, long stay discounts, family, honeymoon & wedding anniversary offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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CONSTANCE EPHELIA, MAHÉ Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé, overlooking the Marine National Park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation. The Spa Village extends to an impressive 5,000 square metres and is set in beautiful tropical gardens which harmonise seamlessly with the natural setting and provides various islets of beauty and wellness. Delight your taste buds with an array of delicious dishes from the resort’s restaurants and enjoy a tropical cocktail at Seselwa Bar or relax with a single malt whiskey from Cyann Bar. An abundance of activities awaits; get your adrenaline pumping by zip lining through the forest valley, rock climbing, trying a new watersport or kayaking through the mangrove forest. Alternatively, take it easy; take a gentle cycle to take in the scenery, enjoy a pampering moment of bliss at the U-Spa or release all your stress in a yoga session. There is something for everyone, no matter how little or much you wish to do. A variety of accommodation makes sure that you have a great choice but can be reassured that luxury is provided to every detail to guarantee full rest and rejuvenation no matter your taste or budget. The spacious Family Villas and Beach Villas are a real highlight and prove the perfect seclusion for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a space to share precious time with friends. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 6 bars • free wi-fi Internet • 5 swimming pools • gym • U-Spa • watersports • Constance Kids’ Club • babysitting services available ROOM FACILITIES • 271 suites & villas • mini-bar • LCD TV • iPod dock • air-con • Apple Mac Mini Entertainment System • safe

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHSpa Enthusiasts HHHealth & Wellbeing HHGastronomic Delights

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts available on selected dates – please call for details.

Prices are from £229 per person per night based in a Junior Suite on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Senior Suite from £41, 2 Bedroom Family Villa from £259. Meal supplements: full board from £34. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES AT DESROCHES ISLAND Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island offers a luxury retreat on a remote and secluded island, yet is only a 35-minute flight from the main island of Mahe. The resort itself is a tropical sanctuary edged by 14km of soft white-sand beaches. All guest rooms offer direct beach access and are styled with vintage touches that echoes the era of 19th-Century explorers. Guests will be able to discover a remarkable variety of dining choices whether it’s savouring Mediterranean specialities or the freshest seafood at The Lighthouse, or sipping on a cocktail by the pool. This captivating coral island creates a castaway paradise, enjoying unrivalled privacy and absolute freedom. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • wi-fi Internet • fitness centre • pool • watersports • spa • kids’ activities • teen centre • discovery centre • tennis court • cycle track ROOM FACILITIES • 71 bungalows, villas & suites • flat-screen TV • mini-bar • tea & coffee making facilities • hairdryer • safe Getting There: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is reached via a 35-minute flight from Mahé International Airport to the hotels’ private runway.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHistoric Elegance HHBeach Lovers HHPrivate Escape HHFamilies & Couples

Prices are from £487 per person per night based in a Beach Bungalow on a half board basis. Room upgrades: Coral Beach Villa from £177, Sunset Beach Villa from £223. Meal supplements: full board from £46. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call for details.

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SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON Six Senses Zil Payson is an all-pool villa resort located on Félicité, a private island where massive granite rocks and coral fringed beaches create an air of drama and beauty while seamlessly fusing land and sea. On this ecological jewel of Seychelles, step in tune with nature or swim with the turtles while enjoying an intimate destination that offers every comfort. The villas offer an oasis of serenity nestled between the verdant foliage and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With your own private infinity pool and external sundeck, there are plenty of places for you to kick back, relax and soak up some sunshine. Dining and drinks at Six Senses Zil Pasyon run the gambit of relaxed sophistication and memorable experiences. There is a choice of several restaurants and bars with much of the produce coming from the on-site organic garden and the surrounding islands. The resort has a host of activities on hand to entertain all ages and satisfy the most diverse and discerning of tastes. From watersports and beach activities to diving and discovering nature, Six Senses Zil Pasyon has exceptional pursuits for everyone to enjoy during their time in paradise. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 2 bars • spa • watersports • excursions • kids’ club • daily yoga • library • shop ROOM FACILITIES • 28 villas • sundeck • outdoor dining area • infinity pool • air-con • ceiling fan • deep soaking bathtub • flat-screen TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • insect netting • bottled water • private wine cellar, mini-bar & ice machine Getting There: Six Senses Zil Pasyon is reached via a 15-minute flight from Mahé International Airport to Praslin Airport followed by a short boat transfer to the resort. Alternatively take a 20-minute helicopter flight direct to the resorts’ own heli-pad (available at a supplement)

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHPrivate Island Escape HHBeach Lovers HHWatersports Enthusiasts HHFamilies & Couples

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free night & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

Prices are from £581 per person per night based in a Hideaway Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Panorama Pool Villa from £114, Oceanfront Pool Villa from £177. Meal supplements: half board from £126, full board from £227. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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SRI LANKA

Jaffna

Just south of India lies the tropical paradise of Sri Lanka. Miles of unspoiled palm-fringed beaches edge its coastline and, with a history that dates back thousands of years, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and temples litter its hilly interior. National parks teem with fascinating wildlife, including hundreds of elephants and the world’s most dense population of leopards in Yala, while boat trips from the beach resorts of the south reveal turtles, dolphins and whales basking in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Trincomalee Anuradhapura Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa

SRI LANKA

Nuwara Eliya

Galle

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2

SRI LANKA HOTELS 1. Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven 2. Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +5 hrs 30 minutes.

LANGUAGE: Sinhala and Tamil (English is widely

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 10 hours and

spoken).

30 minutes.

VISAS: Visas are required for British passport holders

CURRENCY: Sri Lankan Rupee.

and can be obtained by applying pre-departure via http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/ and cost US$35 per person.

Climate Guide

Jan

Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Jul

Aug Sept Oct Nov

Dec

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

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27 52

27 75

27 68

27 76

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28 174

28 28 195 402

28 13

27 27 303 248

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9 DAY CLASSICAL SRI LANKA Discover the history, cultural highlights and scenic beauty of this tear-shaped island, including visits to the local markets and the archeological marvel of Polonnaruwa. Stay in luxury in the misty hills of Nuwara Eliya, savour the freshest tea possible during a plantation visit and take in the wondrous mountain ranges from the Mahaweli Reach Hotel. You will take home unforgetable stories and experiences from this guided journey of Sri Lanka. Visit the wonderful hilltop home of Rahju, a renowned Nordic/Sri Lankan artist and spiritualist; discuss art, mysticism, and the cosmos over a cup of tea. Witness a traditional dance performance at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth. Meet local experts who will share their knowledge and insights at the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya and later on when you visit Galle’s historic fortress. Be pampered with inclusive services, including VIP UK transfers. Personal radio headsets allow you the freedom to wander while not missing any of your local experts fascinating commentary. You will also experience exceptional dining, including a mouthwatering celebration dinner featuring the very best of Sri Lankan cuisine.

SRI LANKA

1

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Anuradhapura

2 Habarana

Sigiriya

HOTELS • Jetwing Beach, Negombo (1 night) • Habarana Village (2 nights) • Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy (1 night) • Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya (2 nights) • Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle (2 nights)

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LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Polonnaruwa Dambulla 1 Kandy

Nebombo 1

2 Nuwara Eliya

( Colombo

Departures: 2018: Sep 1, 15, 29; Oct 13, 27; Nov 10, 24; Dec 8, 22; 2019: Jan 5, 19; Feb 2, 16; Mar 2, 16, 30; Apr 13

2 Galle

THE JOURNEY

Negombo • Habarana • Kandy • Nuwara Eliya • Galle • Colombo

LAND AIR

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Added Value: VIP Experience - an evening with Rahju, 8 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners & 3 dinners with wine, UK VIP transfers, seamless baggage handling and inclusive of all hotel & restaurant tips.

Prices from £2250 per person based RAIL on twin 1 NIGHTS STAYED share including 8 nights’ accommodation. Single supplements upon request. Price LAND excludes international flights.. CRUISE

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ANANTARA PEACE HAVEN TANGALLE RESORT Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort enjoys a truly unique location. Secreted away on a rocky outcrop on a secluded stretch of Sri Lanka’s southernmost shore. Nestled amidst a coconut plantation and facing out over the Indian Ocean where fishing boats dot the horizon - experience an ocean paradise of wild turtles and whales. Spend lazy days on the golden crescent beach or relax beside the tropical pool, a refreshing cocktail in hand. Discover the local area by bicycle or tuk tuk or practice holistic exercises on the shore as you watch the sunrise. Indulge in sensual spa pampering, including specialist Ayurvedic and reflexology treatments, while youngsters take advantage of the supervised activities available at the children’s and teens’ club. Rooms and villas offer guests total privacy from the balcony or terrace, each equipped with daybed and dining furniture with views over the tropical gardens or ocean. Savour the charms and flavours of island life, partake in the colonial tradition of High Tea, or try your hand at creating authentic Sri Lankan cuisine in a ‘Spice Spoons’ cooking class. Come evening, kick back and indulge in some gourmet Italian dining and panoramic ocean views from the delightful clifftop venue, or try out Sri Lankan-inspired teppanyaki beside the beach. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • bar • high tea lounge • swimming pool • gym • Anantara Spa • kids’ & teen club • tennis • badminton • Yoga classes • bicycles & tuk tuks • library • cookery classes • private wine cellar with dégustation dinners

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHSecluded Escape

Prices are from £100 per person per night based in a Premier Beach Access Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Premier Ocean View Room from £12, Deluxe Ocean View Room from £22. Meal supplements: half board from £36, all inclusive from £61. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 152 rooms & villas • mini-bar • air-con • flat-screen TV • complimentary wi-fi Internet • Nespresso machine • wine humidor • bathroom with rain shower & tub • balcony or terrace with daybed & dining furniture

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early booking discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

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SHANGRI-LA’S HAMBANTOTA GOLF RESORT & SPA Overlooking the pristine southern coast of resplendent Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is graced with emerald green fairways and easy access to wildlife sanctuaries, coral reefs, rock temples and an abundance of other attractions. Each of the rooms and suites feature contemporary décor inspired by the local culture. The private hideaways offer the finest in comfort and boast magnificent views of tropical gardens, the Indian Ocean, tranquil lagoon or the stunning 18-hole golf course from their spacious balcony or terrace. The beautifully landscaped par-70 course offers a memorable golf experience through three zones, each with its own unique character. For those looking to completely unwind during their stay, CHI Ayurveda Spa offers the perfect place to relax and indulge as it offers a range of treatments using completely natural products. The resort’s restaurants serve up mouthwatering dishes which are carefully prepared with local ingredients and showcase the best of the island’s traditional cuisine. Alongside three outdoor pools, there’s a wealth of activities available at the resort ensuring that there’s something to appeal to everyone during their stay. HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurant & bars • complimentary wi-fi Internet • 2 outdoor pools • kids’ pool • kids’ club • teens’ club • CHI Ayurveda Spa • fitness centre • land activities •  golf course • The Village • gift shop • hair salon • library ROOM FACILITIES • 300 rooms & suites • flat-screen TV • mini-bar • tea & coffee making facilities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCulinary Delights HHSpa Lovers HHFamilies HHGolf Enthusiasts

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Seasonal discounts & honeymoon offers available on selected dates - please call for details.

Prices are from £68 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Premier from £5, Premier Ocean from £10. Meal supplements: half board from £30, all inclusive from £96. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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THAILAND

MYANMAR

Chiang Rai Mae Hong Son 2 Chiang Mai

BANGKOK Uniquely oriental, Thailand’s capital straddles the bustling Chao Phraya River. The city of Bangkok is a sprawling noisy metropolis jammed with traffic, soaring skyscrapers and the glittering neon lights of its legendary after-dark world. Bangkok’s strong Buddhist heritage is reflected in its saffron-robed monks and golden temples - over 400 of them - their golden spires offering serenity and tranquillity amidst the chaos.

LAOS

Udon Thani

Sukhothai Kamphaeng Phet

THAILAND

Ayutthaya Kanchanaburi

1

Chon Buri

Phetchaburi

3

Hua Hin & Cha Am

Andaman Sea

Bangkok

Pattaya

CAMBODIA Chanthaburi

Koh Chang

Gulf of Thailand

THAI BEACHES Fringed by glittering white beaches, Thailand’s coastline and offshore paradise islands offer escapist hideaways of dense coconut plantations, cascading waterfalls, powder-soft sands and magical Buddhist shrines. Sail into the shimmering turquoise waters to enjoy excellent scuba diving, snorkelling or glass-bottomed boat trips to view the colourful underwater reef.

Ranong

8

Koh Phangan Koh Samui

Khao Sok Khao Lak

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Phuket Phi Phi

Phang Nga

4 5 Krabi 9 7

Koh Lanta

Trang

THAILAND HOTELS 1. Bangkok Hotels: Banyan Tree Bangkok Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok 2. Akyra Chiang Mai 3. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +7 hours.

LANGUAGE: Thai and some Chinese languages

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours.

(English is widely spoken).

CURRENCY: Thai Baht.

VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders for maximum stays up to 30 days.

Climate Guide*

Jan

Feb Mar Apr May Jun

Jul

Aug Sept Oct Nov

Dec

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

27 10

28 10

30 180

30 170

26 10

30 50

31 110

30 180

30 180

29 29 220 190

28 40

* Based on Bangkok

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4. Phuket Hotels: Keemala Phuket Anantara Layan Phuket Resort The Slate The Surin Phuket 5. TreeHouse Villas - Koh Yao Noi

6. The Sarojin, Khao Lak 7. The Shellsea, Krabi 8. Koh Samui Hotels: Banyan Tree Koh Samui The Library SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort Six Senses Samui 9. Layana Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta Yai

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SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Pleasures HHSpa Lovers

BANYAN TREE BANGKOK Soaring high above the city skyline, Banyan Tree Bangkok combines luxury and elegance in the heart of Bangkok. Its sleek design yields unparalleled panoramic views, from the cool, palm-fringed oasis of the outdoor deck swimming pool to the fabulous Vertigo and Moon Bar - a sophisticated rooftop dining venue in a truly spectacular setting. Banyan Tree Spas are renowned for Eastern therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony - this sanctuary for the senses is no exception. Perched sky-high amidst the central business district, this is one of Bangkok’s most exclusive spa experiences. Add to that excellent dining choices, from dim sum lunches and Thai cuisine, to fresh seafood and authentic Japanese, and you have all the ingredients for an outstanding city stay.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 45 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accomodation. Valid 01Sep-31Oct18. Book 15 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accomodation. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • 3 lounge bars • swimming pool • Banyan Tree Spa • gym • steam & sauna • Aerobics, Pilates & Yoga • Club Lounge

Prices are from £87 per person per night based in a Horizon Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Oasis Retreat Room from £7, Serenity Club Room from £27. Meal supplements: half board from £72. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

Horizon Club Room

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRiverside Retreat

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BANGKOK In a fabulous location on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok provides a luxurious base from which to explore this cosmopolitan city. Be pampered at the award-winning spa, relax in the hotel’s elegant riverside bars and enjoy a range of delicious dining opportunities. For the most discerning guest the Krungthep Wing offers a wealth of luxurious privileges amidst an exclusive haven of indulgence. Rooms and suites offer extravagance with city or river views as well as classic Thai décor and a range of luxury amenities. Impeccable service and personal attention, complement the hotel’s state-of-theart facilities perfectly and are the hallmarks for any stay at Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Long Stay: Stay 3 nights or more in a Deluxe Room, Deluxe River View Room, Deluxe Balcony Room or Krungthep River View Room & receive a complimentary daily buffet breakfast. Valid 01Sep-27Dec18 & 03Jan19-31Mar19.

HHShoppers Paradise

HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 4 bars • hotel pool & private Krungthep Wing pool • tennis • spa with sauna, steam room & Jacuzzi • health club with gym & fitness classes • land-based sports

Prices are from £130 per person per night based in a Krungthep Deluxe Balcony Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Horizon Club Room from £12, Executive Suite from £25. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ANANTARA SERVICED SUITES CHIANG MAI Anantara Chiang Mai Serviced Suites are conveniently located in Chiang Mai, just a 5 minute walk to the famous Night Bazar and just 10 minutes away from the city’s traditional attractions. This luxurious accommodation features 25 suites, spread across 7 storeys and feature a modern Thai design with simple, elegant and natural finishes. The suites enjoy plush bedrooms with opulent ensuite bathrooms, comfortable living rooms, a kitchen and dining table that all help to create a pleasurable stay for guests. Indulge in a selection of cuisines, from Peruvian and Indian classics at The Restaurant to Thai, Chinese Szechuan and Vietnamese culinary offerings at The Service 1921 Restaurant & Bar, both of which are located at the hotel’s sister property Anantara Chiang Mai Resort. Spend the days in a tranquil setting around the rooftop pool or relax with a treatment at Anantara Spa that fronts the river at the resorts sister property or for something more active, then guests can visit the 24-hour state-of-the-art gym or take part in a Muay Thai kickboxing classes located at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurant & bars (located at the sister property) • rooftop infinity pool • health club (located at the sister property) • spa (located at the sister property) ROOM FACILITIES • 25 suites • mini-bar • LED TV • free wi-fi Internet • living room • dining area • kitchen including stove with hood, sink, refrigerator, microwave & washing machine

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCity Explorers HHBoutique

Prices are from £143 per person per night based in a One Bedroom Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Two Bedroom Suite from £115, Two Bedroom Premier Suite from £123. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 30 days in advance & receive 15% discount off accomodation. Valid 01Sep1831Mar19

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Barai Pool Suite

THE BARAI AT HYATT REGENCY HUA HIN THE BARAI at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin lies on the golden beaches of Thailand’s original beach resort – a haven of world-class facilities set against an idyllic coastal backdrop. Within 13 acres of lush tropical planting and secluded lagoons, the jewel in the Hyatt Regency’s crown is the sumptuous BARAI Spa and Residential Suites. Eight indulgent suites - four of which are located on the ground floor - offer luxurious accommodation. Ground floor properties each have a private plunge pool and garden, whilst first floor rooms have private balconies giving sweeping views over the Gulf of Thailand. Personalised service by the Suite Butler is also available, whether delivering breakfast to the room, or drawing an Aroma Milk Bath before dinner. In THE BARAI Spa, decadent spa services combine Western practices with Eastern philosophy to create a haven for rebalancing body and soul. THE BARAI guests enjoy unlimited use of the relaxation area, fitness centre, Yoga and Tai Chi classes, adult-only swimming pool plus a 60-minute massage treatment of choice for two people each day. Savour panoramic views over the Gulf of Thailand from the breezy beachside bar and restaurant, McFarland House.

Barai Balcony Suite

THE BARAI Spa also offers a new innovative collection of Lifestyle programmes, fully inclusive of treatments, fitness activities and healthy meals which can be added to BARAI Suite accommodation. Created around the three pillars of good health - rest and relaxation, exercise and healthy nutrition - a range of three, five and seven day relaxing and result-oriented programmes are available. Programmes focus on customised itineraries designed to meet the needs of each guest, addressing the most important elements of health and wellbeing. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurant & bars • lagoon pool with waterslide, river pool, beach pool, children’s pool & tranquillity court pool • Jacuzzi • tennis • spa & fitness centre • watersports • kids’ club (charge) ROOM FACILITIES • 8 suites (4 with private plunge pools & 4 with private balcony) • minibar • wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • air-con • treatment area • bathroom with large bathtub • balcony or terrace • butler service • complimentary laundry service for 2 items per day • breakfast • complimentary all day non-alcoholic beverages • complimentary pre-dinner drinks & snacks • Yoga • use of spa relaxation area • in-suite aromatherapy bath and steam prepared by Suite Butler • complimentary 60-minute massage each day for 2 people

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Long Stay: Stay 10 nights or more and receive a complimentary 1 time dinner for 2 at Talay Thai (food only) or a one time 60 minutes spa treatment for 2 at THE BARAI. Valid 01Sep1831Mar19 Honeymoon: Receive fruit & flowers and 10% discount off a la carte spa treatment at THE BARAI. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHRomantic Escape HHHealthy Lifestyle

Prices are from £273 per person per night based in a Barai Balcony Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: The Barai Pool Suite from £34. Meal supplements: half board from £41, full board from £75. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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BANYAN TREE SAMUI, KOH SAMUI Cocoon yourself in style at the luxurious Banyan Tree Samui, a tropical getaway beach haven that combines pampering with tranquillity. Perched above stunning Lamai Bay, the elevated villas, each with their own large private pool and outdoor terrace, offer a secluded retreat where the hours pass in a gentle haze of relaxation. Cascading down the hillside to where sapphire waters lap the private pristine beach, the villa rooftops and interiors reflect traditional Samui architecture, where natural rattan and bamboo furnishings are complemented by flourishes of brightly-hued Thai silk. One of the highlights is the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa Samui and the Rainforest - a complete hydrotherapy experience and a real sanctuary for the senses, blending a menu of therapies with the essence of Asian wellness philosophy to create a serene environment in which to relax. Whether dining at The Edge restaurant with stunning views of the bay or down by the sand, the cuisine features innovative tastes of Thai, as well as international favourites. Saffron is also a firm favourite with guests featuring authentic Thai cuisine and a barbeque on the beach is a must. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • lounge • pool bar • swimming pool • spa • gym • Yoga classes • kids’ club • snorkelling & kayaks ROOM FACILITIES • 88 Pool Villas • flat-screen TV • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet • outdoor terrace with sun beds • private pool

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Retreat HHComplete Relaxation HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £289 per person per night based in a Partial Ocean View Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Pool Villa from £42, Horizon Hillcrest Pool Villa from £52. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 5 nights and receive 2 extra nights free inclusive of breakfast. Valid 01Sep21Dec18 & 11Jan19-31Mar19. Early Bird: Book 45 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accomodation. Valid 01Sep-21Dec18 & 11Jan19-31Mar19. Free Nights & Early Bird offers can be combined during certain periods. Valid 01Sep-31Oct18

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THE LIBRARY The Library is situated on Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach and is a stylish yet minimalist resort providing ample space to read, roam and reflect. The Library reads like an elegant monograph. Spread across 12,800 square metres of land lies the resorts “pages” and “chapters” which consist of studios, suites and pool villas each representing a blank page where guests can write their own story. Indulge in an array of rare, old-kingdom Thai and international dishes at the resort’s iconic beachfront restaurant The Page or choose from one of the 40 plus signature cocktails and extensive Thai tapas menu at the sophisticated Drink Gallery. Take a dip into The Library’s signature Red Pool, which is a spectacle of brilliant colour and style with its orange, yellow and red mosaic tiles or leaf through over 1,400 books and a selection of movies at The Lib. For those seeking something more active, the resort features The Fit, a fitness area filled with modern equipment to keep up with guest’s fitness routines. The Library is a truly unique yet luxurious resort, for guests to experience.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • bar • red pool • gym • library ROOM FACILITIES • 46 studios, suites & luxury pool villas • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • blu-ray player • free wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • mood lighting • safe Secret Pool Villa

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Retreat HHTotal Relaxation

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accomodation rates. Valid 01Sep-20Dec18, 06Jan19-03Feb19, 11Feb19-18Apr19, 23Apr19-31Jul19 & 01Sep19-31Oct19. Free Nights: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Sep-20Dec18, 06Jan1903Feb19, 11Feb19-18Apr19, 23Apr19-31Jul19 & 01Sep19-31Oct19. Early Bird and Free Nights offers are not combinable.

Prices are from £175 per person per night based in a Studio on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Suite from £24, Secret Pool Villa from £231. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SALA SAMUI CHOENGMON BEACH RESORT SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort is a stunning luxury pool villa beach resort on the island of Koh Samui, featuring private swimming pools in 53 out of 69 total villas and suites. At this luxury resort, a comfortable, relaxing ambiance is created by a harmonious blend of traditional Thai architecture with modern facilities and amenities. Friendly, well-trained staff pamper guests with professional, personal & private service. The SALA Spa is a heavenly oasis that transforms the resort to feel like an amazing Spa Hotel in Koh Samui as it is set within fragrant tropical gardens and guarantees a serene respite from daily stresses. There are four private air-conditioned treatment rooms suitable for couples and four open-air massage salas that “float” on a beautiful lotus pond. SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort is a true luxury resort in Koh Samui. The resort benefits from excellent facilities and is ideally suited for a romantic holiday or special anniversary. With over 80-metres of pristine beachfront and not one but two oceanfront swimming pools, SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort is sure to offer a personal and private experience that is truly unforgettable. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • in-villa menu • bar/lounge • wi-fi Internet • outdoor pool • children’s pool • private beach • fitness facility • spa • yoga classes • kayaking • shuttle to shopping centre (charges apply) • shops • library • Thai cooking classes (charges apply)

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ROOM FACILITIES • 69 villas & suites (53 with private pool) • mini-bar • fridge • 32” flatscreen TV • DVD player • home entertainment system • wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • balcony/terrace • sitting area • outdoor daybed • open-air outdoor bathroom, with outdoor shower & bathtub • private gardens • room service

HHRomantic Escapes HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £99 per person per night based in a Deluxe Balcony Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Garden Pool Villa from £15, SALA Pool Villa from £36. Meal supplements: half board from £48, full board from £79. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19. Book 45 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

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SIX SENSES SAMUI Maximum privacy and intimacy are assured at the Six Senses Samui as luxuriously-appointed, split-level villas are secreted amongst the natural vegetation in traditional fishing villagestyle. Perched above stunning Samrong Bay, the elevated villas, most with their own large private pool and outdoor terrace offer a secluded haven where the hours pass in a gentle haze of relaxation. Infinity-edged swimming pools blend into the horizon ensuring a feeling of seclusion and extravagance that is heightened by personal butler service at the touch of a button. Indulge in lazy days of romantic in-villa dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serene candlelit baths, all served up with warm, friendly Thai smiles. From its headland position on the northern tip of Samui Island, incredible vistas over sparkling azure waters imbue the Six Senses with a special sense of calm. Spectacular sunrises accompany relaxed morning Yoga sessions, meticulous poolside service induces relaxation, and in the superb spa an inspiring menu of signature treatments and massages is guaranteed to unwind and de-stress. With an intoxicating mix of luscious food and utterly breathtaking views, the Six Senses Samui delivers dining choices either on the cliff edge or down on the sands, plus innovative Thai cuisine that remains perennially popular with guests. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • large swimming pool • health spa • gym • Yoga & Pilates • non-motorised watersports • activity & excursion programme • shopping gallery ROOM FACILITIES • 7 Hideaway Villas • 59 Pool Villas • mini-bar • TV • CD/DVD player • wi-fi Internet • outdoor shower & sunken bathtub • outdoor dining table • sundeck & private pool (pool villas only) • in-villa dining • butler service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-22Dec18. Honeymoon: Stay a minimum of 5 nights and receive fruit, chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Experiences HHCouples Getaway

Prices are from £174 per person per night based in a Hideaway Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Pool Villa from £67, Ocean View Pool Villa from £97. Meal supplements: half board from £65, full board from £98. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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Tree Pool House

KEEMALA PHUKET Keemala Phuket offers guests the experience of an all-pool villa wonderland set in the idyllic rainforest of Kamala, yet is close enough to enjoy the vibrancy of Phuket’s nightlife and shopping. The resort embraces a Thai cultural philosophy which is brought to life through distinctive design and guest experiences. Nestled away from the crowds and overlooking Kamala Village and the Andaman Sea, the resort is the perfect place to escape from everyday life, and truly unwind. Shaded by an enchanted canopy of rainforest and connected together by a network of jungle walkways, each villa is complete with a private pool, stand-alone bathtubs, outdoor showers, and have distinctive designs inspired by four ancient lifestyles. Fine dining at Keemala is a holistic gastronomic experience complete with wholesome and flavourful creations, a backdrop of woodland splendour, and seamless service – a true feast for the senses. Bid farewell to the day at Mala Bar, an ideal spot providing stunning views, with a mouthwatering signature cocktail in hand, as you relax to the sounds and sights of nature. For a taste of true luxury, Mala Spa is the perfect sanctuary for mind, body and soul with customised holistic programmes to deeply renew and refresh you from head to toe. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant & bar • pool bar • pool • spa • boutique shop • complimentary transfers to Kamala Beach ROOM FACILITIES • 38 pool villas • LED TV • free wi-fi Internet • traditional coffee maker • terrace • safe • bathrobes • hairdryer

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCouples Retreat HHPeaceful Seclusion

Prices are from £193 per person per night based in a Clay Pool Cottage 1 Bedroom on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Tent Pool Villa - 1 Bedroom from £22, Tree Pool House - 1 Bedroom from £72. Meal supplements: half board from £80, full board from £96. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 28Dec18-05Jan19. Free Nights: Stay 3 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Sep31Oct18. Stay 4 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Nov-27Dec18 & 06Jan1931Mar19.

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ANANTARA LAYAN PHUKET RESORT

Two Bedroom Layan Pool Villa

On the shores of Phuket’s stunning west coast lies the private paradise of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara’s Far East flagship resort. This Asian-style architectural gem immerses guests in contemporary Thai-style rooms and suites that are adorned with elegant teak furniture and beautiful works of art. The private pool villas offer spacious indoor/outdoor living and each terrace boasts views of vibrant tropical gardens or the glistening ocean lapping the shore. Premier Rooms offer sumptuous amenities, from king-size beds dressed in luxury linens, to free-standing bathtubs giving a view of your personal pool with the glorious Layan Beach beyond. Sea View Residences offer three to six-bedroom accommodation with luxuries such as return airport transfers, in-residence breakfast and a live-in butler to attend to your every need. Only 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, guests are welcomed into a haven of peaceful tranquillity with access to the quiet private beach with its perfect sunset views. Set in an ideal location for those wishing to soak up the rich diversity of Thai culture, a number of attractions are within easy reach, including trips to the island’s bustling southern beaches as well as areas renowned for their colourful nightlife. Championship golf courses are within a 15-minute drive, and the lively cafés and ornate temples of Phuket town are only half an hour away.

Beachfront Layan Pool Villa

Returning to the calm ambience of the resort, the hotel’s spa offers a welcome sanctuary for rest and relaxation, followed by a gentle swim in the hotel’s infinity pool. For dinner, savour a tantalising tour of Thailand’s exquisite cuisine in traditional style whilst seated on generous day beds. A lesson with the skilled master chef at the hotel’s Spice Spoons cooking school will equip guests with the skills, ingredients and fragrant flavours of Thai cooking, enabling them to wow family and friends back home with authentic recipes. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • Zuma pop up restaurant (December to March) • bar • infinity pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis courts • watersports • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 30 rooms & suites • 47 pool villas • 15 luxury hillside sea view residences with 3-7 bedrooms • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • Apple TV • air-con • Nespresso coffee machine & tea making facilities • sitting area • bathroom with separate bath & shower • balcony or terrace • handy phone

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Nov-25Dec18 & 09Jan19-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRomantic Escape HHChic & Stylish HHFamilies HHSpa Lovers

Prices are from £86 per person per night based in a Premier Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Layan Suite from £10, Deluxe Pool Villa from £23. Meal supplements: half board from £70, full board from £107. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE SLATE, PHUKET Offering a unique design in an unrivalled setting on an island of tropical breezes, lush rainforests and panoramic views of the Andaman ocean, The Slate, Phuket is a luxury resort which will inspire the imagination. Bold luxury awaits on the sheltered northern shore of Phuket, where historic details inspired by its tin mining past coupled with surreal twists, meet Thai warmth in the form of rough timber, sleek polished metal, sun-kissed beaches and a palette of ochre and rouge. Coqoon Spa is the ultimate spa experience which allows guests to get closer to nature at ‘The Nest’ for luxurious special spa treatments, suspended mid-air which is accessed by a suspended bridge and stairs. D-Buk Suites are elegant in design with oversized day beds and a separate seating area which have direct access to two small courtyards. Pearl Bed Suites are softly lit with inspiring views of the resort’s gardens or pools from their private balconies off the living area and bathroom. In the Pool Suites, cool off in the refreshing plunge pool set amidst shady palm trees in a private garden courtyard setting. Relax and luxuriate in the stylish bathtub and oversized daybed. The Pool Villas are the ultimate in romance, indulgence and renewal and offer a truly exceptional experience. Overlooking enchanted gardens and tranquil ponds, each villa features exotic suites, exclusive his and hers fixtures and grandiose dining and living areas. The freedom to let loose, to explore, to discover. Take advantage of the resort’s facilities and with an expert concierge on hand, The Slate, Phuket has everything you need for a pure unmitigated luxury experience with eight restaurants and bars, an unparalleled atmosphere and design plus a stunning sunset at the Shore Thing.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish HHRomantic Escape HHFamilies

HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants & 3 bars • 2 adults only & 1 family pool • spa • fitness centre • tennis courts • kids’ club • watersports • cookery classes • private beach club • dive centre ROOM FACILITIES • 183 suites • 7 pool villas • mini-bar • satellite TV • wi-fi Internet • aircon • tea & coffee making facilities

Prices are from £72 per person per night based in a D-Buk Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Pool Suite from £59, Bensley Suite from £201. Meal supplements: half board from £47, full board from £75. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Nov-25Dec18. Free Nights: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Sep-31Oct18.

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THE SURIN PHUKET A little piece of paradise beside the Andaman Sea, The Surin Phuket promises a holiday of utter relaxation and intimate seclusion from a privileged position on one of the best beaches in Phuket. Find yourself amongst boundless stretches of turquoise waters and powder-white beaches scattered with tropical palm trees. This luxury resort harmoniously combines natural beauty with vibrant culture. Thoughtfully designed suites in traditional Thai colours - gold, green and saffron - blend with the taste of pure fresh air and the lullaby of the ocean just metres away, all creating a soothing and tranquil ambience that you’ll never want to leave. Experience the very best of authentic Thai cuisine under the night sky or from within the comfort of your own suite, served with the utmost care and attention. The Surin Phuket prides itself on its service with a team of staff fully-focused on accommodating guests’ every need. Indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the celebrated Surin Spa, relax with a cool drink on the beach, or explore the wonders of the nearby coral reef with snorkelling and scuba diving available for all levels. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • beach bar • swimming pool • gym • spa • 1 floodlit tennis court • complimentary non-motorised watersports • themed nights • beach barbecues • Thai cooking classes • tours & excursions desk • boutique a& gift shops • library • 5 golf courses (10-30 minutes away) ROOM FACILITIES • 103 cottages & beach suites • mini-bar • satellite TV • bluetooth JBL sound dock with USB charger • free wi-fi Internet • air-con • ceiling fan • espresso machine • private outdoor sundeck • complimentary bottled water • extensive sleeping comfort menu • local organic bathroom amenities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHPeaceful Seclusion HHBeach Lovers

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Nov-20Dec18. Book 60 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 11Jan19-31Mar19.

Prices are from £94 per person per night based in a One-Bedroom Hillside Cottage on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: One-Bedroom Superior Cottage from £19, One-Bedroom Deluxe Cottage from £36. Meal supplements: half board from £54, full board from £94. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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TREEHOUSE VILLAS TreeHouse Villas is a stunning new adult-only luxury resort situated on the remote northern tip of Koh Yao Noi. The resort is a visionary delight, set amongst the jungle’s canopy with unspoilt views of the sea and the ancient Jurassic massifs of Phang Nga Bay. TreeHouse Villas are perfect for those with a deep appreciation of the environment and who have a desire to contribute to a sustainable future. The resort features three distinct villa categories which include Treehouse Villas, Beachfront Pool Villas and Hilltop Pool Villas. All the villas have been designed in a European ‘shabby chic’ style using recycled materials and a palette inspired by the jungle and the sea. Located next to the beach is Seafood Terrace and Al Fresco restaurant where a mix of Mediterranean, pasta and pizza dishes are served to delight the taste buds or indulge in a fantastic meal with a refreshing drink at Roots located in the heart of the resort. Spend the evenings at Sundowners bar where guests can enjoy a cocktail or two whilst appreciating the views over the bay and on selected nights enjoy live music. The resort features a series of activities; choose from sea kayaking and fishing to trekking and mountain biking for the more active guests, or for something health and wellness orientated then choose from yoga or a massage at the resort’s spa or in your own private villa. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • pool • spa • yoga • watersports • boat rental • Thai cooking class • private dinner on the beach Treehouse Villa

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHIsland Paradise HHCouples Getaway HHEnvironment Lovers HHAdults Only

Prices are from £204 per person per night based in a TreeHouse Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beachfront Pool Villa from £51. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 32 villas • complimentary mini-bar (selected items) • LED TV • bluetooth music station • free wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • balcony • sea views • private pool villas • in-villa dining, spa & yoga • pillow menu Note: Adults only, this resort does not accept children under 16. Getting There: TreeHouse Villas is reached from either Phuket or Krabi Airport via a land and boat transfer. The transfer from Phuket Airport to the marina is a 15-minute road transfer followed by a 55-minute boat ride. The transfer from Krabi Airport to the jetty is a 40-minute road transfer followed by a 25-minute boat ride.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Honeymoon: Receive 1 bottle of Champagne and a floral arrangement in the room. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

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THE SAROJIN, KHAO LAK The Sarojin’s cosy, intimate feel owes much to its highly personalised service. Located on a beautifully secluded 11-kilometre white-sand beach providing year-round swimming and watersports, in Khao Lak. The elegant residences, designed in a contemporary Asia-style with luxurious couple’s bathroom and private gardens, hide amongst the lush tropical gardens, each a serene oasis for romantic escapism. A dedicated team of personal guides takes delight in assisting guests to plan inspired, bespoke “just for two” adventures and authentic glimpses of local Thai life and culture. The Similan Islands, five national parks and Phang Nga Bay are all easily accessible. The crystalline waters of the Andaman Sea, flanked by a swathe of soft white sands, set the scene for secluded romantic dining while alternative settings include candlelit by a jungle waterfall or “shipwrecked” on your own private isle. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa massage lulled by the sounds of the Andaman Sea, or sharpen your culinary skills with Thai cooking classes. Experience gourmet safari-style lunches on a spectacular river bank or jungle setting. Make memories on a private charter luxury yacht or on a personal jungle adventure accompanied with champagne. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • wine bar & cellar • beach bar • all-day à la carte breakfast with sparkling wine served till 6pm included in all rates • infinity swimming pool • health spa • gym • library • mountain bikes • watersports • personalised excursions • shuttle bus to Khao Lak • wi-fi Internet • PressReader hotspot ROOM FACILITIES • 56 suites & residences • satellite TV • CD/DVD player • Bluetooth speakers • wi-fi Internet • garden bathroom • garden terrace • plunge pool (pool residences only) • relaxation pool (Spa Suite only) Children under 10 years are not permitted. Getting There: The Sarojin, Khao Lak is reached by land from Phuket, journey time approx. 1 hour.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Nov-23Dec18 & 07Jan19-31Mar19. Spa Suites Bonus Offer: One 60 minute spa massage or one spa credit, both which can be accumulated, is included for each night of stay in a Spa Suite. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHTailor Made Adventures HHRomantic Escapes

Prices are from £89 per person per night based in a Garden Residence on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Pool Residence from £30, Spa Suite from £44. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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Garden Pool Villa

THE SHELLSEA KRABI The ShellSea Krabi is a must for those seeking stunning natural beauty, ultimate relaxation and world-class service and facilities. Its location is perfectly situated to allow for serenity while being only ten minutes away from the hubbub of Krabi Town and Ao Nang Beach. This beachfront resort provides guests with an experience like no other with the chance to do as little or as much as you like, whether relaxing in the spa or taking on an island hopping adventure with scuba diving and rock climbing opportunities; there is something for everyone. This Thailand resort ensures that it captures the essence of the culture and nature that surrounds it with traditional Thai design features to bring guests close to the very heart of the country and its history. A wide-range of luxurious accommodation ranging from a private villa with its own pool to a guestroom with sea views offering pool access. Everyone is welcome at this amazing destination - it’s perfect for making family memories to last a lifetime, or taking time as a couple to indulge in the many benefits this resort offers from spa treatments to gastronomic delights. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • bar • 2 pools • poolside bar • fitness room • children’s club • spa treatments • meeting room ROOM FACILITIES • balcony • mini-bar • TV • air-con • shower & bathtub • private pool with Jacuzzi (villas only)

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamily Time HHCouples Getaway

Prices are from £61 per person per night based in a Shellsea Garden on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Shellsea Ocean from £15, Shellsea Pool Access from £30. Meal supplements: half board from £30. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Nov-19Dec18 & 06Jan19-15Ap19. Book 45 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 16Apr19-31Oct19.

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LAYANA RESORT & SPA, KOH LANTA YAI Nestled on a magnificent beach on Koh Lanta Yai Island, this intimate adult-only destination offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. Three kilometres of pristine beach stretch before the resort on this beautiful yet unspoilt island, the low-rise buildings blending seamlessly with the natural landscape. Renowned for their genuine hospitality and exemplary personal service, staff at the Layana Resort & Spa ensure a magical holiday experience. Guestrooms are designed in contemporary Thai style, crafted from natural materials and graced with luxurious furnishings, colourful silk fabrics and breezy open-air balconies. Beach Villas are located just steps away from the sand, while Ocean Deluxe Villas boast an upstairs open lounge with luxurious day beds which provide an opportunity to sleep under the stars beneath a mosquito net. Indulge in a range of treatments in the Linger Longer Spa - cut off from the world in a secluded walled garden. A dip in the endless infinity pool offers uninterrupted views of the coastline, whilst a spell in the Jacuzzi will pamper and relax. As night falls, the beachfront Sundowners bar springs to life; enjoy cooling sea breezes and an ice cold aperitif before an exquisite culinary experience at Tides restaurant. For a fabulous way to see the local coastline, The Sundowner Cruise departs from the beach and travels through untouched mangrove forests that reveal Macaque monkeys together with a vibrant array of birdlife. Cruises and snorkelling trips to nearby islands are a must, with warm clear waters teeming with underwater sea life just waiting to be discovered. Watersports are available from the beach along with scuba diving tuition and the opportunity to learn to sail a catamaran. HOTEL FACILITIES • beachside restaurant • bar • infinity pool • outdoor Jacuzzi • spa • fitness centre • watersports • Thai boxing • library ROOM FACILITIES • 57 rooms, suites & villa • mini-bar • wi-fi Internet • flat-screen TV • DVD player • iPod dock • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • sitting area • open-air garden showers (suites only) • balcony or terrace

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHIsland Paradise HHHoneymooners

Note: Adults only, this resort does not accept children under 18. Access: Easily accessible from Krabi and consists of both road and a boat transfer. Depending on time of year travelling, your transfer time can be from 50-90 minutes.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 4 nights and receive 4 extra nights free when staying in a Garden Pavilion. Valid 01Sep-30Sep18.

Prices are from £157 per person per night based in a Grand Garden Pavilion on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Terrace Suite from £16, Beach Suite from £29. Meal supplements: half board from £41, full board from £65. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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THAILAND BRUNEI (PENINSULAR) MALAYSIA

(EAST) MALAYSIA

SINGAPORE

MALAYSIA

INDONESIA

INDONESIA

THAILAND BRUNEI THAILAND

(EAST) MALAYSIAN BEACHES Away from the city, mile upon mile of gleaming (PENINSULAR) MALAYSIA MALAYSIA 3 white beaches contrast with the iridescent blue of the Andaman Sea. SINGAPORE INDONESIAMALAYSIA 4 2 5 Anchored in these inviting waters, enchanting islands of golden sand INDONESIA beaches are framed by feathery palms and offer fantastic relaxation. PENINSULAR MALAYSIA The virgin rainforests of Borneo are a nature lover’s paradise, filled with 1 unique and endangered species such as the pygmy elephant, Borneo THAILAND rhino and the orangutan. 3 KUALA LUMPUR Lying just a few degrees north of the equator, MALAYSIA 4 2 5 Malaysia’s hot and humid capital city of Kuala Lumpur is a unique blend of tradition and modern sophistication. The gilded domes and arches of PENINSULAR MALAYSIA mosques blend with the upturned roofs and intriguing shop houses 1of Chinatown. Huge Singapore-style shopping malls fill the city’s Golden Triangle, whilst the KL skyline is dominated by the soaring skyscrapers of the twin Petronas Towers. Langkawi Penang

Terengganu

Pangkor Island

Taman Negara Ipoh Cameron Highlands

Kuala Lumpur

Kuantan Tioman Island

Malacca

E Johor

INDONESIA

Langkawi

Kuching

Terengganu

Penang

Pangkor Island Ipoh

Sibu

Taman Cameron Negara Highlands

Kota Marudu Kota Kinabalu

Kuala Lumpur

Tioman Island

Malacca

Johor

INDONESIA

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours.

LANGUAGE: Bahasa Malay (English is widely spoken).

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours.

VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport

CURRENCY: Malaysian Ringgit.

holders for stays of up to 3 months.

Climate Guide*

Jan

Temp in °C Rainfall in mm

27 28 28 28 240 200 260 240

Feb Mar Apr May Jun 28 190

28 160

Jul

Aug Sept Oct Nov

28 150

28 160

Dec

27 27 27 27 200 280 290 250

* Based on Kuala Lumpur

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Sibu

Kuching

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Turtle Island

6

Kuantan

Sandakan

Sabah Sipitang

Pensianga

Miri

Sarawak

EAST MALAYSIA

Batang Ai National Park

KALIMANTAN (INDONESIA)

MALAYSIA HOTELS 1 . The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 2. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang 3. The Datai Langkawi The St. Regis Langkawi 4. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu 5. Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut 6. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Borneo

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SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Pleasures HHSimple Elegance

THE MAJESTIC HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur was one of Southeast Asia’s grandest hotels in the 30s. Guestrooms in the Tower Wing offer spacious, contemporary accommodation and elegant bathrooms, together with inspiring views over the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Suites situated in the original Majestic Wing deliver a glimpse of the hotel in its heyday, showcasing the simplistic grandeur with Art Déco nuances. For a memorable experience the Orchid Conservatory is perfect for afternoon High Tea with a Malaysian twist. Within the historic Majestic Wing, the gold-leaf domed ceiling of The Bar is the central focus and by contrast, the Contango restaurant is modern with an open-kitchen interactive dining concept.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 30 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accomodation. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • tea lounge • 2 pools • spa • fitness centre • old fashioned barber • free wi-fi Internet

Prices are from £61 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Junior Suite from £18, Grand Suite from £48. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

Premier Selection Suite

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHShoppers Paradise HHCity Retreat

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR A best-kept secret in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Shangri-La Hotel is a calm and luxurious oasis encompassed by culture, colour and myriad attractions. Unwind, relax, and indulge; dip into the invitingly fresh pool or enjoy a soothing massage. Contemporary sophistication and deluxe comfort lie at the core of the Shangri-La ethos; each spacious room with its exquisite city or garden views providing a true haven of relaxation. Enjoy fine-dining - a speciality at Shangri-La - from a variety of first-rate restaurants and bars where traditional Malaysian delicacies meet with an array of international delights.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Bonus Nights: Stay 2 nights and receive 1 extra night free when staying in an Executive Suite or Premier Selection Suite. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 2 bars • lounge • wi-fi Internet • gym • outdoor swimming pool • children’s pool • massage, reflexology and aromatherapy • steam & sauna rooms • Jacuzzi • fitness centre

Prices are from £73 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Executive Room from £5, Premier Room from £9. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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Beach Villa One-Bedroom

THE DATAI LANGKAWI The Datai Langkawi offers sheer seclusion; a true back-to-nature experience in close harmony with understated yet luxurious accommodations. Cradled in a lush ancient rainforest that is home to monkeys, lizards and bright-hued birds, this stunning beachfront hideaway nestles beside an idyllic beach of soft golden sands. Join the morning and evening guided nature walks through the rainforest, explore the trails on mountain bikes, or relax on the sands and splash in turquoise waters enjoying gentle pursuits such as kayaking, windsurfing or snorkelling. Perhaps enjoy a game of golf on the scenic award-winning 18hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els. Jungle footpaths lead to five secluded spa pavilions, within the rainforest, situated along a winding stream, providing an oasis of serenity, each boasting a menu of indulgent traditional Malay Ramuan spa rituals. The resort’s rooms, suites and villas offer plenty of space with a bedroom, living area and a large veranda all blending seamlessly into the rainforest and are classified by three different locations - The Canopy Collection in the main building overlooking the rainforest; The Rainforest Collection in the jungle and The Beach Collection adjacent to the award winning beach featuring private pools and dedicated butlers. Delightful dining options include authentic Thai cuisine in a romantic elevated setting floating 30 metres above the rainforest canopy; tucked deep into the rainforest, the award-winning Gulai House serves signature Malaysian cuisine; with the Dining Room offering a fine dining experience in an indoor or outdoor setting overlooking the forest.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHPeaceful Seclusion

Prices are from £260 per person per night based in a Canopy Deluxe on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Canopy Premium from £27, Canopy Suite from £233. Meal supplements: half board from £72, full board from £116. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • lobby lounge • 2 outdoor swimming pools • tennis • sauna & steam room • health spa • manicure & pedicure studio • beach-front gym • nonmotorised watersports • mountain bikes • golf course • new nature centre • guided forest walks • Naga Pelangi cruises • Dapur cookery classes • special occasion dining ROOM FACILITIES • 121 rooms, suites & villas • IPTV screen • multi-purpose charging ports • wi-fi Internet • separate living area • furnished veranda • some villas with private pool

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 30 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-20Dec18. Free Nights: Stay 5 nights and receive 2 extra nights free. Valid 01Sep20Dec18. Eary Bird and Free Nights offers are combinable.

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THE ST. REGIS LANGKAWI Cast a blissful eye over the surrounding isles covered in lush tropical rainforest - which rise high above a clear blue ocean - wrapped by the soft shoreline and fringed with palm trees. It’s easy to understand why Langkawi was bestowed with the honour of being named the first UNESCO Global Geopark designated in Southeast Asia. The St. Regis Langkawi is perfectly placed in this corner of paradise and offers endless treats for body, mind and soul. It boasts the largest private lagoon on the island, an infinity pool and splash pool, state-of-the-art athletics club and Iridium spa. Guests dine out in style at the resort’s very own speciality over-water restaurant - Kayuputi – where Asian-inspired specialities consist of treasured regional traditions and cherished familial recipes updated with contemporary techniques.

Panoramic Suite

Intimate and welcoming, The St. Regis Langkawi offers the ideal departure point for exploring neighbouring villages, paddy fields, craggy mountain peaks, and lush tropical rainforest filled with caves and waterfalls. Take time to charter a boat to discover a secluded island, perfect for a beach picnic and a swim; perhaps enjoy an excursion to the Pulau Payar Marine Park for a glimpse into a beautiful underwater world. Make memories with an exciting helicopter tour or cable car ride, or step out for some jungle trekking, golfing or rejuvenating yoga. How guests choose to spend their time at The St. Regis Langkawi is entirely up to them, but there’s no doubt that their expectations will be exceeded every step of the way. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 2 bars • lounge • deli • pool • spa • boutique • salon • butler service • in-room dining ROOM FACILITIES • 89 suites including 4 over-water villas • LCD TV • Bose radio with wireless bluetooth connection • free wi-fi Internet • terrace

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-22Dec18 & 08Jan19-31Mar19. Free Nights: Stay 5 nights and receive 2 extra nights free. Valid 01Sep-22Dec18 & 08Jan19-31Mar19. Early Bird and Free Nights are combinable.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHStylish Retreat & Getaway HHRomantic Escapes

Prices are from £142 per person per night based in a Premier Andaman Sea Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: St Regis Suite from £39, Panoramic Suite from £129. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SHANGRI-LA’S RASA SAYANG RESORT & SPA, PENANG Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa set in the heart of Batu Feringgi is a dream tropical paradise by the beach, set within manicured landscape and lush rain trees. The delights on offer both in and around the resort are manifold. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of a fusion of styles and cultures. Get involved in group activities for recreation and workouts. Learn some new craft work, get to know different types of spices in use or even acquire first-hand experience of creating a new dish! From exploring coves and little nooks in this beachfront location to a trip to the night market nearby for souvenirs, handicrafts and clothing. While back at the resort, treat yourself to a heavenly spa experience with a myriad of choices, at CHI, The Spa, you’ll find every opportunity to enjoy a list of Asian and traditional local treatments in eleven beautiful villas surrounded by nature. For the ultimate in luxury and comfort, The Rasa Wing-amidst the lush Shangri-La gardens offers the most elegant and spacious accommodation in Penang. Take it easy in the peaceful haven of the exclusive Rasa Wing pool – a space for adults only. A delicious dinner at Feringgi Grill – a contemporary Western-style restaurant in an enviable location, on the mezzanine level of the resort, overlooking the garden and the sea.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHPure Relaxation HHPremium Resort & Spa Experiences HHLounging & Sunbathing HHPersonalised Services HHHoneymooners & Anniversaries Prices are from £80 per person per night based in a Rasa Superior Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Rasa Deluxe Room from £24, Rasa Premier Room from £67. Meal supplements: half board from £38, full board from £55. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 4 restaurants • 3 bars • 2 swimming pools including exclusive Rasa Wing pool (adult-only & complimentary soft drinks during pool hours) • wi-fi Internet • CHI, The spa • health club • 3 tennis courts • Adventure Zone for kids • hair & beauty salon • florist • medical clinic • 24hr in-room dining • complimentary afternoon tea & pre-dinner cocktails with canapes (for Rasa Wing guests only) • complimentary shuttle bus to George Town • pitch & putt 9-hole mini-golf course ROOM FACILITIES • 189 guestrooms & suites, including 114 guestrooms & suites at the Rasa Wing • flat-screen TV • mini-bar • free wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • executive sized writing desk • marble bathroom • lavish bathtub with walk-in shower • bathrobes & slippers

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Stay 7 nights and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep20Dec18.

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TANJONG JARA RESORT, TERENGGANU Warm, welcoming and steeped in tradition, Tanjong Jara Resort reflects the elegance of the Malay palaces of old. The resort is authentic in both its award-winning architecture and gentle Malay hospitality, and its calm ambience and slow pace of life simply encourage easy relaxation. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the resort and its spacious rooms set in two-storey buildings are beautifully furnished in an ethnic style using local timber and rich fabrics. Large indoor bathrooms pamper guests while partially covered verandas open out to the tropical gardens on all ground floor rooms. In addition, Anjung Rooms boast sea views and their own sunken outdoor bath in a private courtyard. Set on a secluded stretch of gorgeous golden sands, the resort is located within the Terengganu region known for its meandering rivers filled with wildlife, waterfalls, and sleepy fishing villages shaded by coconut palms. Take it easy with traditional Malay spa treatments, passed down over generations, or curl up on a cosy daybed and admire the stunning views over the South China Sea. Optionally, explore the stunning local area with a trek through the jungle or a bike ride on the village paths, or snorkel the reefs off Tenggol Island, one of Asia’s best-kept dive secrets. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • 2 swimming pools • gym • spa • tennis • cookery lessons • excursions • snorkelling & dive trips (seasonal) ROOM FACILITIES • 100 rooms • mini-bar • satellite TV • free wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • garden or sea views Getting There: Tanjong Jara Resort is reached via connecting flights from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to Kerteh, Kuantan or Kuala Terengganu Airports followed by an onward private car transfer of between 1 to 2.5 hours

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% off accommodation rates when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Valid 01Sep-19Dec18, 06Jan19-04Feb19 & 14Feb19-31Mar19. Long Stay: Stay 5 nights or more and receive 10% off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-19Dec18, 11Jan19-04Feb19 & 14Feb19-31Mar19. Early Bird and Long Stay offers are combinable.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHPeaceful Seclusion HHTraditional Charm

Prices are from £70 per person per night based in a Bumbung Seaview Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Serambi Room from £5, Serambi Seaview Room from £25. Meal supplements: full board from £75. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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PANGKOR LAUT RESORT, PANGKOR LAUT Comfort, warmth and the natural beauty of an age-old wilderness are woven together in this unique resort on a private island. Nestling easily into this spectacular virgin rainforest habitat, Pangkor Laut Resort - part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection climbs the hillsides and curves around Emerald Bay where fine white sands and jade waters number amongst the world’s most beautiful beaches. The mood can be as relaxed or as lively as you wish. Guests will enjoy excellent swimming, watersports, guided jungle treks and a choice of dining venues. By contrast the seclusion and Zen-like atmosphere of the adult-only Spa Village is perfect for more intimacy. Set amidst the lush tropical hillsides or in landscaped gardens, all villas are airy and spacious and have a large balcony with loungers and a bathroom with an oversized tub and some offer views of the ancient rainforest, gardens and the surrounding azure waters. The adultonly, stilted over-water bungalows stand amidst the lapping waves, linked only by wooden walkways. Some villas have direct access to the Spa Village, where guests can relax in sheer tranquillity beside the exclusive lap pool or indulge in a rejuvenating treatment in one of eight dedicated pavilions. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 2 bars • library with Internet • TV lounge • 2 outdoor swimming pools (one exclusively for Spa Village guests) • tennis & squash • Spa Village • gym • yoga & Tai Chi Quan classes • kayaks, catamarans, wakeboarding & waterskiing • Asian cooking classes • cruise & sail excursions • jogging trail • jungle treks

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHIsland Paradise HHSpa Experiences

Prices are from £89 per person per night based in a Hill Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Sea Villa from £51, Spa Villa from £84. Meal supplements: full board from £79. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ROOM FACILITIES • 140 villas & suites • mini-bar • satellite TV in Garden, Beach & Hill Villas • free wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • oversized bathtub (some within a private courtyard) • sun loungers on private balcony Getting There: Pangkor Laut Resort is reached via a 15-minute speedboat ride from Marina Island Pangkor on the Malaysian mainland

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% off accommodation rates when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Valid 01Sep-19Dec18, 11Jan19-04Feb19 & 14Feb19-31Mar19. Long Stay: Stay 5 nights or more and receive 10% off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-19Dec18, 11Jan19-04Feb19 & 14Feb19-31Mar19. Early Bird and Long Stay offers are combinable.

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SHANGRI-LA’S RASA RIA RESORT & SPA, BORNEO Situated only 40 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is a delight for all ages. The resort basks on the shores of the crystal-clear seas of Pantai Dalit Beach amidst lush tropical vegetation. Guestrooms in the Garden Wing have views of the virgin rainforest as well as the beautifully landscaped gardens at the resort. Stylish décor reflects the natural surroundings, with spacious furnished balconies for rest and relaxation. Luxurious Ocean Wing accommodation offers views of the beautiful three kilometre long beach - with the South China Sea crashing on its sands - and come with an outdoor bathtub for two, as well as a comfortable day bed on the terrace. The Spa, the adjoining Dalit Bay Golf Club and the Sanctuary Nature Reserve which spans 64 acres of rainforest and is home to an abundance of amazing animals and birds. There are guided walks in the reserve and the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with a view at the Ria Lookout – after a morning trek to the peak of the reserve where the majestic spectacle of Mount Kinabalu can be seen. Daily organised activities include fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, beach volleyball, beach football, Tai Chi and much more; so you may choose to do as little or as much as you like.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • 2 bars • 2 swimming pools • whirlpool • tennis • gym • health spa • 18-hole golf course • nature reserve • tree-top canopy walkway • jungle treks • horse riding • cycling • watersports • kids’ club • catamaran cruises • shuttle to Kota Kinabalu (charge) ROOM FACILITIES • 173 Ocean Wing Premier Rooms • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • DVD player • Internet • espresso machine • outdoor terrace with bathtub & daybed • included buffet breakfast • concierge

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Night: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 08Oct-23Dec18, 03Jan1902Feb19 & 10Feb19-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHAdventure Seekers HHFamilies HHCouples Getaway HHHoneymooners

Prices are from £96 per person per night based in a Superior Rainforest View Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Sea View Room from £9. Meal supplements: half board from £26, full board from £42. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours.

LANGUAGE: Bahasa Malay, Chinese dialects and Tamil

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 13 hours.

(English is widely spoken).

CURRENCY: Singapore Dollar.

VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders up to a maximum stay of 28 days.

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1 . Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore 2. Pan Pacific Singapore


SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SINGAPORE Consistently regarded as one of the world’s finest, the magnificent Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore combines its own landscaped gardens and pool setting with a location that is just a stone’s throw from the city’s famous Orchard Road. A private lobby welcomes guests into the privileged exclusivity of the Valley Wing that epitomises the very best in luxury accommodation. Attention to detail, impeccable service and generous living spaces are just some of the features that attract guests. Unsurpassed levels of comfort and service include complimentary Champagne and cocktails throughout the day plus broadband Internet. Access to a personal butler is in attendance for guests staying in the Valley Wing suites.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-26Dec18 & 03Jan19-31Mar19.

HHCity Retreat

HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants • landscaped swimming pool • children’s pool • CHI, The Spa • 24hr gym • tennis courts • exclusive Valley Wing lobby • concierge service • complimentary shuttle bus services to central business district & Orchard Road • laundry service • hair & beauty salon

Prices are from £183 per person per night based in a Valley Wing Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Horizon Club Deluxe Room from £35, Garden Wing One-Bedroom Suite from £77. Meal supplements: half board from £29, full board from £80. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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PAN PACIFIC SINGAPORE Located in the heart of Marina Bay, a stay at Pan Pacific Singapore is your assurance of exceptional service and five-star luxury accommodation. Only a 20-minute drive from Changi Airport, the hotel is connected via sky-bridge to three major shopping malls and within walking distance of both City Hall and Promenade MRT stations. The hotel offers 790 contemporary rooms and suites, backed by the state-of-the-art in-room technology and sweeping panoramas of Marina Bay or the city skyline, seven award-winning restaurants and bars, and a swimming pool.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 3 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Oct-23Dec18 & 02Jan1931Mar19.

HHCity Explorers HHRelaxation

HHFamilies

HOTEL FACILITIES • 7 restaurants & bars • lounge • complimentary wi-fi Internet • swimming pool and family wading pool • spa treatments • 24hr fitness centre • children’s playground • tennis courts • concierge service • valet parking

Prices are from £118 per person per night based in a Deluxe Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Balcony Room from £7, Panoramic Room from £14. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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Basking within the tropical waters of the Indonesian archipelago, the enchantment of Bali is irresistible. This exceptional island boasts spectacular scenery of mist-softened green rice terraces, endless temples, and warm spontaneity from its gentle, friendly people. The palm-fringed beaches of the island’s south coast are world-renowned for their beautiful white sands and their superb surfing and diving, while elsewhere, wild and rugged coastlines conceal dramatic black sands and sleepy coves.

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1. The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali 2. The Samaya Seminyak, Bali 3. Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali 4. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali 5. The St. Regis Bali Resort 6. The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali 7. Como Uma Ubud

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THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali is an award-winning five-star resort overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort compromises of 433 spacious rooms and suites that feature either ocean, pool or garden views. The rooms and suites also feature a Westin innovative Heavenly Bed® making it the perfect way to end the days. Indulge in an array of culinary delights at the resort’s extensive choice of restaurants and bars, from global tapas at Velada Tapas Bar & Kitchen to delicious Italian fare for the entire family to enjoy at Prego, or for authentic Japanese cuisine head down to Hamabe Japanese Restaurant. Keep hydrated throughout the day with a healthy juice or an ice-cold beer at By the Water, the resort’s pool bar or spend the evenings with a refreshing drink overlooking the Indian Ocean in the open air Ikan Restaurant & Bar.

Premium Room

Lounge by one of the resort’s three swimming pools, top up the tan on the beach or experience pure bliss with a rejuvenating treatment or cultivate renewal through the wellness calendar activities led by the resort’s resident Wellness Specialist - Jitendra Pokhriyal at Heavenly Spa by Westin™. Play a round of tennis at one of the two tennis courts, keep up with a workout at WestinWORKOUT® or partake in a selection of watersports for something more active. Keep the kids entertained with an array of activities at the Westin Family Kids’ Club, or treat them to a spa treatment at the dedicated Westin Kids’ Spa. There is so much to experience when staying at The Westin Resort Nua Dua, Bali, making days as relaxed or active as guests may want. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants • 3 bars • fitness centre • freshwater pool with waterfall • saltwater pool with waterfall • gym • spa • 2 tennis courts • watersports • kids’ pool • Living Room for early arrivals and late departures ROOM FACILITIES • 433 rooms & suites • mini-bar • TV • wi-fi Internet (charge) • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • balcony

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHUltimate Relaxation HHGastronomic Experience

Prices are from £76 per person per night based in a Deluxe Garden on an bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Pool from £10, Premium Room from £15. Meal supplements: half board from £35, full board from £70. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE SAMAYA SEMINYAK, BALI Laid-back luxury is a philosophy at The Samaya Seminyak, Bali. Home to the resort is the renowned Seminyak Beach; turquoise waters, gentle sea breezes, and spectacular sunsets promising an idyllic Bali holiday. Unwind and bathe to the sound of waves lapping upon the golden shore, take an intimate swim in your own private lap pool, or visit the spa for a true relaxation experience. Partake in an array of cultural activities, from complimentary Yoga classes to temple tours, all the while soaking up the tropical ambience of Bali. Stylish, chic and spacious, the resort’s beachside accommodation blends classic charm with a modern aesthetic. The friendly team of staff remain constantly on call, from their welcome greeting with a chilled drink and cool towels, to the replenishment of fresh fruits and the provision of butler service throughout your stay. Sophisticated lifestyle is reflected in all aspects of the resort, notably in the culinary experience as you dine alfresco with the ocean as your setting – the celebrated Breeze Restaurant has become something of a favourite across Seminyak. Local, seasonal cuisine is a speciality too, with an exquisite menu guaranteeing the perfect culinary experience in a simple atmosphere of nature and luxury at their finest. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants & bars • 2 swimming pools • gym • spa • Yoga • golf course 45 minutes away • shuttle to centre of Seminyak • wi-fi Internet • limousine & car rental • cultural activities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR

ROOM FACILITIES • 52 villas • mini-bar • 42” LED satellite TV • DVD player • Bose iPod docking system • wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • private lap pool • garden in Royal Courtyard Villa • outdoor wooden gazebo • butler service • 24hr in-villa dining

HHRomantic Escape HHHoneymooners

Prices are from £176 per person per night based in a Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: One-Bedroom Royal Pavilion from £148. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free in selected One-Bedroom Villas. Valid 01Sep-26Dec18 & 04Jan19-31Mar19. Honeymoon: Receive a honeymoon cake, flower decorated room and flower bath upon arrival when staying a minimum of 2 nights. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

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SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK, BALI Blending seamlessly with the surrounding natural beauty, Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali offers a tranquil sanctuary away from the strains and stresses of the outside world. Here, guests can escape from modern technology (no mobile phones in public places and no televisions in guestrooms), as every aspect of the resort conspires to create peace and serenity. With full board and one daily spa treatment included per person, everything at the resort is designed around catering to adults only. Below the peaceful infinity pool, black volcanic sands line the shore while a dramatic landscape of soaring peaks serves as the resort’s backdrop. Cooling breezes waft gently through the open-air restaurant where diners enjoy captivating views of the sea and fresh, tasty cuisine. Guestrooms are designed in understated Balinese style, all with large terraces or wide balconies. The spacious suites occupy the upper levels from where panoramic sea views can be glimpsed through the palm-lined shore. For a holiday of sheer indulgence, elegant villas boast their own outdoor pavilions and private plunge pools. With an ethos dedicated to holistic wellness and spirituality, the resort’s spa menu combines the rich cultural heritage of Bali with therapeutic ingredients gathered from the natural environment. Enjoy some extreme relaxation with the Starlight Gazing experience - Lie weighless on a floating matress in the pool, taking in the enormity of the universe above while listening to a specially selected soundtrack. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • infinity pool • spa • fitness room • wi-fi Internet in lobby • television room ROOM FACILITIES • 31 rooms, suites & villas • mini-bar • marble bathroom • balcony or terrace

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHCouples

Prices are from £120 per person per night based in a Kamar Room on a full board basis. Room upgrades: Suite from £44, Villa from £80. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA JIMBARAN BALI Immerse yourself in island living, a vibrant culinary scene and Balinese wellness at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, a five-star resort only less than five minutes’ walk from Jimbaran Beach. There is so much to do from strolling along the sparkling sand, diving and swimming in the crystal-clear ocean or getting a taste for local life from the local markets and shops. Be as active or as indolent as you desire, having the option to partake in adrenaline-pumping activities, such as river rafting or mountain trekking, or simply have the choice to let go of it all and truly unwind by the pool. This is the ultimate family-friendly place to be in Bali with daily family activities taking place. While the grown-ups are getting pampered with a massage and enjoying delicious cocktails upon the rooftop bar overlooking the tranquil ocean, the little ones can have the time of their lives in a pirate-themed kids’ club. At the end of a long day a babysitting service can come to the rescue so the relaxing never has to end! The five-star experience continues into the kitchen with an array of amazing dining options, all sure to delight the taste buds of each guest. When bed time comes around visitors can be assured that they will be in a paradise of comfort and serenity with breathtaking views and every amenity needed to make each stay as memorable as can be. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants & bars • swimming pool • wi-fi Internet • spa • fullyequipped 24hr fitness centre • scheduled Yoga classes • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 297 rooms • flat-screen TV • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • separate bathtub & rain shower • hairdryer • work desk • in-room safe

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHUltimate Relaxation HHFamily Getaway

Prices are from £61 per person per night based in a Classic Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Classic Pool View from £7, Junior Suite from £33. Meal supplements: half board from £28, full board from £51. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

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THE ST. REGIS BALI RESORT In a restful atmosphere of grand elegance, you’ll appreciate the many thoughtful St. Regis touches from soft feather pillows and luxurious bathroom amenities to the 24-hour butler service. As turquoise waters lap against the soft sands of Nusa Dua, St. Regis Bali simply invites relaxation. Luxuriant tropical gardens conceal an expansive 3,668sqm swimmable saltwater lagoon and its wooden island deck is perfect for sunning, while St. Regis butlers attend to your every need. Just steps away, the watersports centre can arrange nonmotorised watersports including snorkelling and kitesurfing as well as offsite activities such as scuba diving. The St. Regis Bal Resort suites create a soothing haven of personal privacy. Carved wood detail, smooth wood floors and handcrafted artwork all reflect the spirit of Bali and on the private balconies, guests can unwind and look out over the lush gardens or manicured golf greens of the Bali National Golf just next door. Treat yourself to a sumptuous newly renovated one or two-bedroom Lagoon Villa complete with its own private pool, while the signature Strand Villa comes with direct access to the private beach from its garden. For an exquisite experience, try the Remède Spa - a serene oasis of silken oils and soothing fragrances nestled at the heart of a tranquil koi pond - or embark on a fine gastronomic journey at the distinguished Kayuputi restaurant with a magnificent view of the ocean. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • Gourmand deli • 2 bars • main swimming pool & saltwater lagoon • 24hr gym with yoga room • Remede Spa • library • watersports centre • children’s pool • children’s learning centre ROOM FACILITIES • 123 suites & villas • mini-bar • 42” flat-screen TV • CD/DVD player • complimentary wi-fi Internet • iPod dock • marble bathroom with rain shower • balcony with plush sofa

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 30 days in advance and receive 10% discount off accommodation rates in selected suites and villas. Valid 01Sep-24Dec18 & 11Jan19-31Mar19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHBeach Lovers HHTotal Relaxation

Prices are from £209 per person per night based in a St Regis Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: St Regis Ocean View Suite from £66, Orchid Suite from £77. Meal supplements: half board from £58, full board from £105. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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THE MULIA, MULIA RESORT & VILLAS - NUSA DUA, BALI The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali is a haven of tranquillity on the pristine Nusa Dua coastline. Lap up views of the sparkling Indian Ocean and explore possibly one of the best stretches of beach on the island from this all-encompassing resort. While the resort is just steps from the white-sand beach, Mulia Bali also offers the advantage of a luxurious resort spa in a truly tranquil setting. The spa boasts 20 treatment rooms, an aroma steam room, and Asia Pacific’s only ice fountain room with chromatherapy chakra cleansing colours. An outdoor meditation space for Yoga is the perfect place to find peace. Priding itself on its high calibre dining, with eight bars and restaurants to choose from, there’s plenty to tempt the taste buds; from Edogin’s Japanese cuisine to Soleil’s Mediterranean and panAsian dining. Savour pre-dinner drinks on a balmy evening in the Sky Bar, looking out at the ocean and gathering lasting memories of a very special place. Offering three distinct accommodation choices: The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas - Nusa Dua, Bali: all suites, rooms and villas provide elegantly designed and expansive living spaces to ensure maximum comfort. The Mulia Resort features brand new sleek designs and furnishings that guarantee grand yet intimate accommodations, while Mulia Villas spill out into vast open-air spaces, exclusive gardens and refreshing hydrotherapy pools. For those seeking boutique-style accommodation, true exclusivity and lavish seclusion, enter The Mulia with all suites and butler service, and be swept away by the first designated purity reserve in the world, just a stone’s throw from the golden sand beach.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Experience HHSpa Lovers

HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • 3 bars • lounge • deli • wi-fi Internet (charge) • oceanfront swimming pools • fitness centre • spa with 20 treatment rooms • tennis centre • library • kids’ club • shops ROOM FACILITIES • The Mulia - 111 beachfront suites • Mulia Resort - 526 oversized guestrooms & suites • Mulia Villas: 108 villas • mini-bar • 46” satellite TV • CD/DVD player • iPod dock • wi-fi Internet (charges apply) • tea & coffee making facilities • 24hr room service • Jacuzzi on patio (The Mulia only) • butler service

Prices are from £87 per person per night based in a Mulia Grandeur Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Mulia Signature - Ocean Court from £11, Mulia Signature - Lagoon from £21. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19. Free night offers also available - please call for details.

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COMO UMA UBUD Enjoy breathtaking views of the Ubud rainforest and valley in this rural hillside ‘home away from home’. Nestled amidst the rolling hills and paddy fields, the charm of a traditional Indonesian village meets style creating a ‘wow factor’ of the highest degree. A choice of spectacular accommodations includes terrace rooms, suites and villas, graced with Egyptian cotton linens and fine goose down duvets, each room displays a fresh, contemporary Asian design with every small detail taken care of. The hotel is just a short distance away from central Ubud and its markets, and is a great hub to visit the surrounding arts and crafts villages. Explore the temples with a guide, or make the most of the complimentary morning walks. Yoga mats are also provided in each room - wellbeing is given high priority at the COMO Uma Ubud. Enjoy breakfast at the Kemiri restaurant, have dinner at the Uma Cucina - an Italian-inspired restaurant and bar or sample one of the fragrant concoctions from the cocktail specialists at the poolside Uma Bar. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • pool bar • swimming pool • wi-fi Internet • COMO Shambhala Retreat • gym • complimentary daily scheduled activities including Yoga classes & morning walks through rice paddies • complimentary scheduled shuttle to & from Ubud town • hiking & biking (extra charge) ROOM FACILITIES • 46 rooms, suites & villas • free wi-fi Internet • satellite TV • DVD player & DVD library • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • Egyptian cotton linen • safe • umbrella • Yoga mat • hairdryer • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHGastronomic Experience HHSpa Lovers

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 16Sep-21Dec18, 07Jan19-01Feb19 & 11Feb19-31Mar19.

Prices are from £147 per person per night based in an Ubud Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Terrace Room from £21, Pool Suite from £39. Meal supplements: half board from £57, full board from £104. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +7 hours.

LANGUAGE: Vietnamese and various hilltribe dialects.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours.

VISAS: UK passport holders are required to apply for a

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1. Fusion Maia Resort, Danang 2. Mia Resort Nha Trang 3. Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc 4. Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai 5. An Lam Retreats Ninh Vam Bay


FUSION MAIA RESORT, DANANG An enticing blend of hip luxury and serenity, Fusion Maia, a spa-inclusive resort, dedicates itself entirely to the art of tranquillity. Each day guests are treated to all spa treatments included in the room rate; giving them a chance to indulge in all therapies such as foot reflexology, massage, scrubs, wraps and facials as well as complimentary wellness classes including yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Maia Spa is set in tropical gardens with a swimming pool and waterfall featuring Jacuzzi jets, steam rooms and saunas. Simple décor and modern, sleek style add to the calm, zen-like atmosphere, and the hotel’s unique ‘breakfast any time, any place’ concept creates an intimate, boutique feel that encourages easy relaxation and Fusionistas are allocated to guests to provide extra care and create individual stays. The spacious open-plan villas all have their own private garden courtyard and swimming pool, next to the stunning white sands of My Khe Beach with ocean views. Just 30 minutes away lies the heritage town of Hoi An, reached via a four-times-a-day complimentary shuttle and where the hotel’s Fusion Café offers an in-town oasis that’s ideal to relax and freshen up after strolling the lantern-lined streets (also a venue for breakfast included in your rate). If you’re dining at the hotel, the main restaurant, Five, modern-inspired and a home-style grill, serves traditional local dishes while poolside and lounge bars pull off everything from all-day Vietnamese tapas to fresh seafood with equal aplomb. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • lounge bar • free wi-fi Internet • 2 swimming pools • gym • Maia Spa with sauna & steam • Natural Living programme includes Yoga, Tai Chi, breathing & meditation • beauty salons • complimentary non-motorised watersports • complimentary scheduled shuttle to Hoi An • Fusion Café in Hoi An • complimentary kids’ club • natural living programme • local tours ROOM FACILITIES • 87 Pool, Spa & Beach Villas • mini-bar • flat-screen TV • iPod • wi-fi Internet • coffee maker • private pool & courtyard garden • minimum of 2 free spa treatments per person per day • 24hr room service

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free Nights: Stay 6 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 11Feb19-18Apr19 & 06May1930Aug19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHSpa Lovers HHHoneymooners HHBeach Lovers

Prices are from £222 per person per night based in a Pool Villa on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Spa Villa from £185, Grand Beach Villa from £391. Meal supplements: half board from £57, full board from £102. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

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MIA RESORT NHA TRANG Settled amongst a tranquil bay between Cam Ranh Airport and Nha Trang City, Mia Resort exudes an ambience of peace and yet remains easily accessible. Designed to deliver ultimate luxury with every one of its 83 rooms; choices are varied: From the Garden and Beachfront Villas, Cliff Villas, Garden and Ocean View Condos, two-bedroom Ocean View Mia Suites, to the stunning five-bedroom Beachfront Villas; you can expect nothing short of outstanding comfort and service regardless of room category. The rooms and villas are thoughtfully designed and natural materials have been used, giving you a feeling of connection with the environment that surrounds you. Ten stunning fivebedroom villas overlooking the sea are a perfect choice for groups and families alike; with five separate bedrooms, spectacular infinity pool and ample living space – both indoors and outdoors. Set within the manicured gardens and private beach are three world-class restaurants, offering a variety of Vietnamese and world cuisines. With the highest of standards in every aspect, meals and drinks at Sandals Restaurant, La Baia Italian Restaurant and Mojito’s Tapas & Cocktail Bar are experiences in themselves. The beautiful Xanh Spa provides pampering, spiritual relief and tranquility to all who enter. A dazzling array of rejuvenating treatments combining the best of ancient and modern techniques, offer a unique and truly relaxing experience. Activities are available both in the water, with scuba diving and boat trips, and on land. Unique experiences at Mia Resort, range from cooking classes to Yoga sessions on the beach.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHSpa Lovers

HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • 2 pools • spa • Yoga & meditation sessions • kids’ club • watersports • scuba diving centre • cooking class • fitness centre • free shuttle bus to Nha Trang 4 times a day ROOM FACILITIES • 83 rooms • mini-bar • satellite TV & Video On Demand • bluetooth speaker • wi-fi Internet • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • outdoor lounge area • room service • VOD

Prices are from £87 per person per night based in a Garden View Condo on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Ocean View Condo from £4, Garden Villa from £50. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Special offers available on selected dates - please call for details

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VINPEARL LUXURY PHU QUOC A spectacular seaside sanctuary, Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc is a stunning villa retreat on the paradise-lost Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc; close to the sparkling white sands of Gan Dau Beach on the secluded northwestern tip; just north of Bai Dai, one of the most beautifully pristine beaches in the world. Set in a tranquil Gulf of Thailand bay, Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc features villas prettily scattered around 30 hectares of natural lagoons and waterways; exuding a seductive feeling of personalised luxury that soars beyond incredible design and a breathtaking setting to connect on a deeper level. Pure relaxation is inspired through intuitive service and unforgettable experiences, whilst luxurious moments create a sense of joy and wellbeing.  Set in exquisitely designed grounds, Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc embraces the heritage of Vietnamese design, effortlessly combining contemporary and classic styles to create a sophisticated and iconic resort; boasting sumptuous and spacious villas, many of which look out to attractive garden settings or sit at the edge of the blue waters.  A dedicated Concierge service ensures guests feel connected to the natural beauty of Phu Quoc and all that the resort and island has to offer. Vinpearl Golf is nearby, with its international-standard 27-hole woodland course with sea views, as is Vinpearl Safari, the largest wildlife park of its kind in the whole of Vietnam. With private poolside cabanas and dining by a stunning beachfront infinity pool, incredible culinary destinations, including room service as well as holistic therapies from award-winning Akoya Spa, Vinpearl Luxury Phu Quoc is a true destination resort extraordinaire. HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • infinity pool • award-winning Akoya Spa • MICE spaces & dedicated services • Vinpearl Safari • Vinpearl Golf • beachfront activities • resort activities • kids’ club • complimentary wi-fi Internet  ROOM FACILITIES • 100 villas • mini-bar • TV • DVD player • air-con • complimentary wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • kitchen, dining & lounge area • en-suite with bathtub & rain shower • state-of-the-art technology • luxury brand-name toiletries • turndown service with choice of room scent • private swimming pool

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHRomantic Escapes & Family Breaks HHRelaxing Holistic Stays HHGolfing & Wildlife Enthusiasts

Prices are from £152 per person per night based in a Villa on a bed & breakfast basis.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT, THE NAM HAI Shining a light on Vietnam’s cultural heartland, Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam, offers an illuminating connection to three extraordinary UNESCO sites from a kilometre-long stretch of private beach, hailed by Forbes as one of the best beaches in the world. Once a fishing village – with a historic temple preserved on site – the resort presents an authentic connection to the region through inspiring on-site activities, from a cooking academy and earth-attuned spa to exhilarating watersports and cultural excursions. All 100 sumptuously appointed villas are thoughtfully positioned to optimise ocean views, beach breezes and phong thuy (feng shui) principles. A fine balance of indoor and outdoor spaces, contemporary artwork and local antiques incorporate characteristic Nam Hai highlights – including a raised central platform wrapped in gossamer netting complete with a padded divan, king-sized bed and bedside bathing area with a lacquered eggshell bath. All have outdoor garden showers, and some have additional private grounds, a swimming pool and direct access to Ha My Beach. With open kitchens, world-class chefs, home-grown herbs, sea breezes and lantern-lit locations – dining at the resort is a sensorial indulgence packed with a piquant culinary punch. The central palm-fringed swimming pools cascade down three levels from reception to the beach. Flanked by loungers, palms, water features and manicured gardens, each has an infinity edge that beautifully merges with the East Sea beyond, perfect to lounge by and while away the hours.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHFamilies HHLounging and Sunbathing HHWaterports Enthusiasts

Prices are from £252 per person per night based in a Villa One Bedroom on a bed & breakfast basis.

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HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants • 2 bars • 3 pools • health club • spa • tennis court • badminton court • watersports • kids’ club ROOM FACILITIES • 100 villas • flat-screen TV • DVD player on request • free wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • outdoor & indoor rain shower • safe • bathrobes • hairdryer

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AN LAM RETREATS NINH VAM BAY Located on a secluded jungle island where natural surroundings and the beach create absolute privacy and tranquillity, An Lam Retreats Ninh Van Bay is the perfect choice for personal comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. The resort is exclusive for adults and is beautifully set in the splendid Ninh Van Bay which is an exclusive area of Nha Trang serenity with clear water and golden-sand beach, leading you to the water’s edge, soothing vistas over to the bay. The 34 luxurious and spacious timber villas, with veranda, plunge pools and green tropical jungle offer an exclusive retreat, blending natural elegance in interior designs, with a Vietnamese touch, each villa makes your own private hideaway. SEN, a stylish chic restaurant, offers a truly live seafood and authentic Vietnamese dining experience and Western cuisine. Built on a large rock formation in the sea, the restaurant is complemented with a roof bar and outdoor terrace looking over to the majestic Ninh Van Bay – the surroundings create an ideal ambience to delight you whilst you dine. The Recreation Centre by the beach and the pool offers complimentary activities including billiards, table footballs, dart, kayaking, fishing, round basket boat; trekking to natural stream. The Recreation team also provides various tours with fees so guests will have plenty of outdoor excursions. As tempting as it may be to laze around your private pool all day, Nha Trang beckons to be discovered – from its pristine beaches, splendid islands and magnificent mountains, it’s also renowned for watersports, scuba diving and island cruises. There’s a piece of something that will keep everyone entertained during their luxurious stay. HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • 2 bars • gym • spa • watersports • excursions • complimentary butler service • complimentary daily afternoon tea •  complimentary guided trekking tour to natural stream ROOM FACILITIES • 34 villas • flat-screen TV • bathrobes • hairdryer • butler service

Treetop Pool Villa

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic Meets Natural Elegance HHPeaceful Seclusion HHCouples Getaway

Prices are from £248 per person per night based in a Jungle Rock Villa on a bed & breakfast basis.

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An endless panorama of markets, malls, arcades, apartment buildings, restaurants, tea houses, bars and bustling streets make up the gaudy Oriental pot pourri of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Make the ascent to Victoria Peak for breathtaking views over Hong Kong’s busy harbour - berth of ocean liners, sampans, and red-sailed junks - while down below, octogenarian trams make their shaky way along the Island’s streets. As evening falls, the bright tropical sunshine gives way to a rainbow of brilliant neon, breathing life into the stunning Hong Kong Skyline.

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HONG KONG HOTELS 1. The Langham, Hong Kong 2. The Murray Hotel 3. Hotel Vic on the Harbour 4. Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hong Kong

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours.

LANGUAGE: English and Chinese.

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 11 hours 40

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THE LANGHAM, HONG KONG Honoured with the Forbes Travel Guide Five-star Hotel Award, The Langham, Hong Kong is located in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui District, surrounded by over 700 designer boutiques within the fashion quarters of Canton Road and a doorstep away from Victoria Harbour, Star Ferry Pier and West Kowloon Cultural District. The hotel epitomises timeless European elegance, sincere service and luxurious accommodation, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, plush furnishings, Blissful Beds, Wedgwood chinaware and bespoke British mini-bars. Dining at The Langham presents a world of delectable gourmet options that will excite even the most seasoned palates. The hotel is home to some of Hong Kong’s finest restaurants, including the three Michelin-starred T’ang Court. Perched on level 15 is Chuan Body + Soul, a 604-square metre wellness sanctuary featuring stylish treatment rooms with saunas and showers, a palatial rooftop swimming pool and a split-level fitness on-demand health club. Restore divine balance of the mind, body and soul with holistic treatments, luxuriate in the pool lounge and experience innovative classes for an unrivalled stay.

HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants including 1 with 3 Michelin Stars • 1 bar • afternoon tea with Wedgwood • rooftop pool • Jacuzzi • fitness studio open 24hrs • sauna • Chuan Body + Soul with treatment rooms • The Langham Club lounge • conference and banqueting venues ROOM FACILITIES • 498 luxurious guestrooms & 27 opulent suites • gourmet mini-bar • 37” plasma TV & iHome audio deck • DVD player • Langham Blissful Bed • tea & coffee making facilities • bathrobes & slippers • bathroom amenities • 24hr in-room dining • electronic safe

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep-07Oct18, 18Nov-21Dec18 & 02Jan19-28Feb19.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxurious Accommodation HHMichelin-Starred Cantonese Cuisine HHBritish Afternoon Tea HHArtisanal Cocktails HHWellness Retreat Prices are from £115 per person per night based in a Deluxe Courtyard Room on a room only basis. Room upgrades: Executive from £45, One Bedroom Suite from £97. Meal supplements: bed & breakfast from £27, from £. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

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THE MURRAY HOTEL Located along legendary Cotton Tree Drive in the heart of Central, The Murray Hotel, Hong Kong is now open as the city’s newest, five-star luxury iconic landmark hotel. This contemporary urban sanctuary features spacious suites and guestrooms across 25 storeys, each offering uniquely recessed windows allowing you to absorb panoramic views of the surrounding city. From the stunning rooftop restaurant and bar, Popinjays, with its breathtaking views to Garden Lounge and The Tai Pan at Garden Level, from the Murray Lane to Guo Fu Lou, the city’s premier Cantonese dining destination in its stand-alone pavilion, The Murray provides guests with exceptional cuisines from around the world complemented by intuitive service in a relaxed yet refined ambience. N2 Grand Room

The swimming pool of The Murray Hotel offers a sliver of calm amidst lush greenery; it serves those who wish to enter for a dip and some languid lounging after a day spent exploring the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong. Guests can relax at the Wellness at The Murray Hotel where a range of treatments are available or for something more active guests can visit the 24-hour gym. When guests stay at The Murray Hotel, they will experience luxurious accommodation and facilities with new encounters and timeless pleasures. HOTEL FACILITIES • 5 restaurants & bars • pool • gym • spa ROOM FACILITIES • 336 guestrooms & suites • personal bar • smart TV • free wi-fi Internet • tea & coffee making facilities • safe • 24hr in-room dining

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHCity Retreat HHGastronomic Pleasures

Prices are from £211 per person per night based in a N1 Deluxe on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: N2 Grand from £20, N3 Grand Deluxe from £41. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Book 90 days in advance and receive 20% discount off accommodation rates in selected room types. Valid 01Apr19-01Jul19. Book 60 days in advance and receive 15% discount off accommodation rates in selected room types. Valid 01Apr19-01Jul19.

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SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHChic & Stylish

HOTEL VIC ON THE HARBOUR Hotel VIC on the Harbour is a stylish and luxurious hotel located in the newly-fashionable district of North Point on Hong Kong Island. Unwind in the elegantly decorated guestrooms and suites, where guests can soak in the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city whilst enjoying a range of amenities. Dining options include the all-day dining restaurant The Farmhouse which serves international dishes, Cruise a rooftop restaurant and bar offering panoramic harbour views whilst featuring a specially prepared menu by the hotel’s chefs. Restaurants of the adjacent mall Harbour North provides elegant al fresco dining experiences with an assortment of culinary delights. Hotel VIC on the Harbour offers a range of facilities from a gym to help maintain fitness routines to an outdoor swimming pool to laze by.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Stay 3 nights and receive 1 extra night free. Valid 19Sep-30Sep18, 03Dec-22Dec18, 02Jan19-03Feb19 & 09Feb19-31Mar19.

HHCity Explorers

HOTEL FACILITIES • 2 restaurants & bars • deli shop • pool • Jacuzzi • sauna • gym

Prices are from £77 per person per night based in an Urban Harbour View on an room only basis.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Travel

HARBOUR GRAND KOWLOON, HONG KONG With panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, the hotel is an oasis of luxury for both leisure and business travellers. Harbour Grand Kowloon offers spacious guestrooms and suites designed in a contemporary style, and with an upgrade to the Harbour Club Lounge for a minimal supplement, guests can enjoy express check-in/out and complimentary breakfast. Dining options are plentiful, including international seafood buffet, Michelin-recommended traditional Japanese barbecue, premium grill, classic Cantonese or casual European. The renowned infinity rooftop pool and whirlpool makes a truly unique place to have a swim or relax whilst enjoying the fantastic harbour views.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Early Bird: Receive 20% discount off accommodation rates. Valid 01Sep18-31Mar19.

HHFamily-Friendly

HOTEL FACILITIES • 6 restaurants • wi-fi Internet • rooftop pool • fitness centre (with 24hr gym) • spa & massage • digital newspapers & magazines • business centre

Prices are from £85 per person per night based in a Courtview Room on a room only basis.

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AUSTRALIA Spanning 33 degrees of latitude, the sub-continent of Australia spreads across nearly three million square miles of unbelievably varied scenery. The magnificence of nature is all around, from the wonder of Uluru (Ayers Rock), to the colourful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef - the largest living organism on the planet. Whatever you manage to see; the never-ending sun-patched deserts of the Outback, the cool beauty of the scenic Blue Mountains, the iconic sights of Sydney, or the craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries of Margaret River, Australia won’t disappoint, you’ll be glad you made the journey.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours (Western Australia), GMT +9 hours 30 (South Australia & Northern Territory), GMT +10 (East Coast Australia). FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 21 hours. CURRENCY: Australian dollar (AU$). LANGUAGE: English. VISAS: A ten-year British or EU passport is required for travel to Australia, and must be valid for at least six months. Visitors to Australia are also required to pre-register online at www.immi.gov.au to obtain a visa or we can arrange this on your behalf.

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The Langham, Melbourne Voyages Sails In The Desert, Ayers Rock Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, Daintree Hamilton Island Beach Club, Great Barrier Reef Lilianfels Blue Mountain Resort & Spa The Langham Sydney Crown Towers Perth Cape Lodge, Margaret River


MELBOURNE, ROCK, RAINFOREST & REEF EXCURSION PACKAGE YARRA VALLEY SUNRISE HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT Departures and Duration: Approximately 4-5 hours, daily (excluding 25 December). Journey across Victoria’s mostloved wine region by hot air balloon. Reconnect with nature - rise with the sun, soar over patchworks of vines set on rolling hills and finish with a champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

A NIGHT AT FIELD OF LIGHT Departures and Duration: 4.5 hours, daily As the sun sets on Uluru enjoy canapés and sparkling wine. With darkness, the coloured lights of artist Bruce Munro’s 50,000 stems crowned with glass spheres come to life, and a three-course buffet dinner commences. During the night our local astronomer will provide an introduction to the night sky and guests are then invited to walk through Field of Light.

Prices from £269 per person

Prices from £381 per person

DAINTREE & CAPE TRIB PRIVATE SAFARI TOUR

SUNSET SAIL WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

Departures and Duration: Approximately 7.5 hours, daily on demand.

Departures and Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours, daily (excluding 25 December).

Cross the Daintree River and explore the ancient pristine rainforests of Cape Tribulation. The day will include crocodile and bird spotting on the Daintree River, guided walks through the Rainforest, a refreshing swim in a fresh water swimming hole and lunch in a private bush camp.

Unwind with a glass of bubbly and some light nibbles as you enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Whitsunday Islands. Relax whilst taking in the magnificent scenery and the informative commentary from your local skipper as the sun dips below the horizon.

Prices from £195 per person

Prices from £50 per person

CITIES, WILDERNESS & WINE EXCURSION PACKAGE BLUE MOUNTAINS EXPERIENCE BY PRIVATE CAR

SYDNEY HARBOUR PROGRESSIVE LONG LUNCH

Departures and Duration: Approximately 7 hours, daily (except NSW public holidays).

Departures and Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours, daily

This exclusive full-day tour will take you off road where the tourist buses can’t go, and into the heart of the Blue Mountains wilderness. A highlight of the day will be your spectacular private lunch overlooking a canyon, complete with white table linen.

Cruise past world famous landmarks of Sydney harbour and some of the regions beauty spots. Disembark luxury vessel at two local beachside eateries. Doyle’s, Watsons Bay 1st course, and Public Dining Room, Balmoral Beach 2nd course. Dessert served onboard luxury cruiser. A fabulous unique experience.

Prices from £204 per person

1 DAY PINNACLES SMALL GROUP TOUR

BEST OF THE BEST WINE TOUR

Departures and Duration: Approximately 8 hours, daily (except 14-16 April & 25 December).

Departures and Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours, Monday & Wednesday.

This personalised 4WD tour will drive you into the Pinnacles Desert for a unique experience to walk among this stunning phenomenon. Encounter pristine white-sand beaches, spectacular coastal vistas, and the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.

Travelling by luxury 4WD, this wine odyssey will take you to a selection of Margaret River’s best wineries. The highlight of your day will be a degustation-style wine matching lunch, served inside the Cabernet Sauvignon barrel room.

Prices from £154 per person

Prices from £368 per person

PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT

Prices from £126 per person

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MELBOURNE, ROCK, RAINFOREST & REEF

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Adventure HHTropical Escapes

Experience the magic of Australia with this 13 night multi-centre package encompassing the stylish city of Melbourne, Victoria’s coastal capital, the desert wilderness of the Red Centre, the ancient Daintree Rainforest and the exotic Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Your first stop is Melbourne, Australia’s hub of sport, style and culture. Here you will spend three nights at The Langham Melbourne to experience impeccable hospitality and timeless elegance in a superb location. Next, discover a living cultural landscape in the nation’s spiritual heart. Fly to Ayers Rock Resort and transfer to Sails in the Desert for three nights. This five-star hotel at Ayers Rock Resort is the ideal base for exploring the wonders of Uluru and offers a range of touring options. Your onward flight takes you to Cairns from where you will transfer to Daintree, a vast area of tropical rainforest wilderness. Enjoy three nights at Silky Oaks Lodge, an ultimate luxury eco lodge in an unrivalled riverside location in what is believed to be one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Your final stop is the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem comprising thousands of individual reefs and hundreds of islands. Fly to Hamilton Island, gateway to the Reef and stunning Whitehaven Beach, and discover the Beach Club resort - a tranquil, adults-only oasis on Catseye Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea.

Prices from £3079 per person including 13 nights’ accommodation, all transfers and internal flights as specified. Price excludes international flights.

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THE LANGHAM, MELBOURNE Boasting stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, historic Flinders Street Station and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience right on Melbourne’s famous Southbank Promenade. Rooms reflect an understated, classic elegance with a timeless ambience and dining is always an experience to look forward to with delicious cuisine that will delight even the most discriminating palate. Guest may relax, unwind and rejuvenate at the award-winning day spa or enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool.

VOYAGES SAILS IN THE DESERT Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort’s Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five-star rooms and suites. Explore the stunning Mulgara Gallery, which takes you on an exploration through the unique styles and breathtaking stories of Indigenous art. Sails in the Desert hotel features an expansive gum tree-lined swimming pool and a diversity of modern dining, bar and lounge options. Relax and feast in the brasserie-style Ilkari Restaurant or let time tick by as you enjoy cocktails, music and culinary temptations in the Walpa Lobby Bar.

SILKY OAKS LODGE & HEALING WATERS SPA, DAINTREE Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate luxury eco lodge in the unrivalled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River just downstream from Mossman Gorge, the perfect base from which to explore the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Evocatively named Treehouses and Billabong Suites, all accommodations are surrounded by lush rainforest and feature large verandas and hammocks. Experience fine dining at the Treehouse Restaurant, relax by the pool or indulge in a variety of nurturing treatments at the Healing Water Spa.

HAMILTON ISLAND BEACH CLUB With contemporary and luxuriously appointed guestrooms facing directly onto Catseye Beach, this adult-only hotel is an intimate retreat perfect for couples. To stay here is to experience the finest service, facilities and cuisine, and with just 57 guestrooms, you will be one of only a handful of pampered guests. There’s an infinityedge swimming pool, restaurant, club lounge and bar reserved for the exclusive use of guests at the Beach Club, along with a VIP chauffeur service and VIP airport transfers.

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HOTELS INCLUDED IN ITINERARY ▲

HHThe Langham Melbourne (3 nights, room only) HHVoyages Sails in the Desert (3 nights, room only) Melbourne

HHSilky Oaks Lodge (3 nights, bed & breakfast) HHHamilton Island Beach Club (4 nights, bed & breakfast)

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CITIES, WILDERNESS & WINE

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Adventure HHFood & Wine Lovers

From the wilderness to city and city to wine, this 14 night combination is one that is sure to ignite your senses. Explore World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, iconic Sydney, vibrant Perth and the rolling vineyards of the Margaret River bridged together with a luxury scenic rail journey on-board The Indian Pacific. Spend your first three nights at Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa - a grand country house providing luxurious accommodation. Transfer to The Langham Sydney for three nights and see for yourself how timeless elegance and the sophistication of the Langham heritage blends with the modern charm of a boutique hotel. There is no better way to appreciate the sheer breadth of Australia than by crossing every inch of it. Journey four days, three nights from Sydney to Perth (via Adelaide) on-board The Indian Pacific (all-inclusive). Platinum service has been selected to heighten the level of comfort and to elevate your on-board experience to a truly global standard of luxurious travel. On arrival transfer to the pinnacle of luxury with a threenight stay at Crown Towers and enjoy world-class design, service and dining options. Finally to round off this wonderful Australian experience, pick up a car and self-drive to the heart of Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region and spend two nights at the award-winning Cape Lodge. A range of enticing experiences have been chosen for you to add and enjoy. Please see page 191 for further details.

Prices from £4489 per person including 14 nights’ accommodation, all transfers, car hire and internal flights as specified. Price excludes international flights.

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LILIANFELS BLUE MOUNTAINS RESORT AND SPA Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa offers everything you would associate with an iconic flagship hotel in terms of refined luxury and customer service. Lilianfels is a historic country house - a haven of relaxation and a breath of fresh air, overlooking the magnificent Blue Mountains. Scenic lookouts, such as the famous Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point overlooking the spectacular Jamison Valley, and Scenic World railway are only minutes away. Indulge in pampering pleasures at Lilianfels’ health club and spa which features an extensive gym and the spectacular infinity-edge outdoor pool.

THE LANGHAM, SYDNEY Experience elegant and luxurious hospitality at The Langham, Sydney after its recent £18 million complete refurbishment. Nestled in its most exclusive harbour side address, The Langham, Sydney boasts the largest guestrooms in Sydney including opening windows and balconies. From its historic Rocks district location, guests can enjoy sweeping western harbour views, in close proximity to some of the city’s most iconic experiences. The new Palm Court plays host to the grand British tradition of Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, an exclusive experience at Langham hotels worldwide.

CROWN TOWERS PERTH Guests will instantly unwind from the moment they arrive at Crown Towers Perth, as it showcases world-class interiors with luxuriously designed guestrooms, suites and villas which boast uninterrupted views, quality furnishings and the latest touch-screen technology. Offering a truly unforgettable resort experience, the multi-tiered pool area includes the Enclave, a secluded poolside retreat with luxurious cabanas and cocktail bar surrounding a circular infinity pool. An ultimate dining destination with an impeccable list of world-renowned restaurants, Crown Towers is perfect for those wishing to make the most of their stay in Perth.

CAPE LODGE, MARGARET RIVER Cape Lodge is a boutique country house within its own vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine country. The 22 romantically secluded rooms and suites overlook peaceful gardens or the lake and a magnificent five-bedroom luxury residence sits on its own three acres offering absolute privacy. While staying here, dine on award-winning cuisine and enjoy fine wines straight from local producers. Set amid native karri forest and close to pristine beaches, Cape Lodge’s location is idyllic. Here you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate in exclusive tranquillity.

THE JOURNEY Blue Mountains • Sydney • Indian Pacific Scenic Rail Journey • Perth • Margaret River

HOTELS INCLUDED IN ITINERARY HHLilianfels Blue Mountians Resort & Spa (3 nights, room only) Perth

HHThe Langham Sydney (3 nights, room only)

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The Blue Mountains Sydney

HHCrown Towers Perth (3 nights, room only) HHCape Lodge, Margaret River (2 nights, room only)

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NEW ZEALAND Visit New Zealand and you’ll be rewarded with living landscapes like nowhere else on Earth. Experiencing nature at its most raw and varied, you’ll understand why the locals call it ‘God’s Own Country’. Consistently in the making, its geology being some of the most recently formed on Earth, this exceptional wonderland also boasts a rich cultural diversity. Its charming towns and vibrant cities offer unique Kiwi Hospitality which nicely wraps the unforgettable gift that is New Zealand. No matter when or where you travel around New Zealand you’ll always be rewarded with an amazing experience every day of your journey. Although summer months are without doubt an excellent time to visit, Spring and Autumn are also highly recommended as temperatures are pleasant and great value abounds. Spring or ‘waterfall season’ is when New Zealand bursts into new life with colourful blooms and baby wildlife, while Autumn offers long sunny days under a canopy of golden leaves.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +12 hours. FLYING TIME FROM UK: 21-24 hours. CURRENCY: New Zealand dollar (NZ$) LANGUAGE: English. VISAS: A ten-year British or EU passport is required for travel to New Zealand, and must be valid for at least six months.

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NEW ZEALAND HOTELS 1. Hilton Auckland 2. Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua 3. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay 4. QT Museum Wellington 5. The George, Christchurch 6. Te Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef 7. The Rees, Queenstown 8. Lake Tekapo Lodge


INDULGENT NORTH ISLAND EXCURSION PACKAGE WAIHEKE WINE TASTING BY SEAPLANE

WHITE ISLAND ACTIVE VOLCANO BY HELICOPTER

Departures and Duration: Approximately 3 hours, daily (including 45-minute flight).

Departures and Duration: Approximately 3 hours, daily.

Join a mesmerising flight over the beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf and land on the tranquil waters of Man O’ War Bay located on Waiheke Island. Enjoy a tasting of six wines, then a glass of wine and a lunch platter before being guided back to the beach for your return journey. Prices from £394 per person

This somewhat lunar experience on New Zealand’s only permanently active offshore volcano is simply breathtaking. From exploring the island by foot to your helicopter flight above the country’s lake district and the Bay of Plenty, this really is a unique and surreal lifetime experience. Prices from £578 per person

NAPIER BY VINTAGE CAR

MARTINBOROUGH WINE TOUR

Departures and Duration: Approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes (& 20-minute earthquake movie), daily on request (excluding 25 December).

Departures and Duration: Approximately 8 hours, daily (excluding 25 December).

Enjoy a luxury tour of Napier’s heritage and Art Déco highlights in an original 1930’s Packard. You’ll be met by your driver, in Art Déco costume, who will provide a fascinating commentary as you are driven in style, through Napier, Port Ahuriri and Marewa. Prices from £124 per person

Experience a day of tastings that is uniquely Martinborough. Journey to the heart of the Wairarapa wine region and taste at award-winning wineries, such as Murdoch James, TeKairanga, Palliser, Muirlea Rise, Tirohana, Alana Estate and Martinborough. You will also enjoy a superb bistro lunch at a vineyard. Prices from £287 per person, incl. lunch & wine tasting.

SPECTACULAR SOUTH ISLAND EXCURSION PACKAGE KAIKOURA WHALE WATCHING Departures and Duration: Approximately 10 hours, daily (excluding 25 December). Join your private vehicle to Kaikoura. Search for sperm whales, dusky dolphins and wandering albatrosses during a Whale Watch Cruise. After lunch visit the Kaikoura Peninsula where sightings can be made of the NZ fur seals and taste some local wine in the Waipara region en-route back to Christchurch. Prices from £466 per person

Departures and Duration: Approximately 4 hours, daily (excluding 25 December). After a thrilling flight, land on Franz Josef Glacier for a three hour guided hike through some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring scenery in the world. Then enjoy a 45-minute soak in a private glacier hot pool surrounded by majestic rainforest. Prices from £297 per person

MILFORD SOUND OVERNIGHT CRUISE

GRAND TRAVERSE FLIGHT OF MOUNT COOK

Departures and Duration: Daily Sep - mid May

Departures and Duration: Approximately 50 minutes, daily (excluding 25 December).

Wake up to the dawn of a new day in magnificent Milford Sound. Experience the peaceful grandeur of the fiord when all the day visitors have left, anchoring in a sheltered cove for the evening. Explore by kayak or small boat with a specialist nature guide and enjoy sumptuous meals prepared by our onboard chef. Prices from £319 per person

FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER HELI HIKE & PRIVATE RAINFOREST HOT POOL

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Depart Tekapo and experience breathtaking alpine scenery - from turquoise glacial lakes and glacial valleys to lush rainforest and coastal plains. Highlights include Aoraki Mount Cook, Mount Tasman plus the famous Tasman, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Prices from £229 per person

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INDULGENT NORTH ISLAND

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Journey the North Island of New Zealand known for its volcanic activity, national parks and cosmopolitan cities. This ten-night package will take you to Auckland ‘the city of sails’, Rotorua, renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture, Hawkes Bay, the islands wine country and Wellington, the harbourside capital on the southern tip. First transfer to Auckland for three nights and enjoy stylish luxury at Hilton Auckland. Boasting panoramic views of Waitemata Harbour, this beautifully designed hotel is a true landmark destination. Next pick up a car and head for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs. On arrival in Rotorua enjoy a two-night stay at ecology inspired, awardwinning Treetops Lodge & Estate, nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year-old native forest. Onwards to Hawkes Bay, recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. Your accommodation, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, is one of the world’s extraordinary top luxury destinations set on a 600-acre sheep and cattle farm with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean. Here you will completely indulge for two nights so be prepared to have your breath taken away. Your journey concludes in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Spend three nights at QT Museum Wellington - a creative hub of cool luxury located on the sparking waterfront - complete with high-tech, sophisticated spaces and a paradise for foodies. A range of enticing experiences have been chosen for you to add and enjoy. Please see page 197 for further details.

Prices from £2799 per person including 10 nights’ accommodation, all transfers, car hire and internal flights where specified. Price excludes international flights.

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HILTON AUCKLAND Hilton Auckland, located 300m out in the Waitemata Harbour on Princes Wharf is a welcoming haven within five minutes’ walk from the city’s main shopping precinct, the ferry terminal, the Viaduct Harbour (Auckland’s main tourist and entertainment stretch) and within a stone’s throw of theatres and the heart of the city. The hotel has sundecks, private balconies and walls of windows for views of the harbour you won’t find anywhere else. FISH Restaurant serves unbeatable seafood with unforgettable views, or head down to Bellini Bar for an expertly mixed cocktail. The hotel’s 158 sleek guestrooms and eight suites are spacious and welcoming, leading out onto generous private balconies and decks.

TREETOPS LODGE & ESTATE, NR. ROTORUA Nestled amongst 2,500 acres of magnificent native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate offers world-class luxury accommodation in the heart of New Zealand’s thermal wonderland and cultural capital, Rotorua. Eight luxurious secluded villas are tucked away in the forest whilst four elegant lodge rooms in the main lodge are perfect for families and groups wishing to share. Enjoy relaxation at the spa, 70km of hiking, mountain biking and horse riding trails plus delicious gourmet food complimented by fine New Zealand wine - a true authentic New Zealand experience.

THE FARM AT CAPE KIDNAPPERS, HAWKES BAY Experience quintessential New Zealand farm life at the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, nestled amongst 6,000 acres of stunning farmland in beautiful Hawke’s Bay. Relax on your balcony and absorb sweeping views of rolling farmland from one of 22 guest suites, each with oversized bath tub and twin vanities. a world class spa, wildlife sancturary with unique and exclusive guest experiences.

QT MUSEUM WELLINGTON QT Museum Wellington captures the heart of New Zealand’s creative capital as it draws on the city’s vibrant cultural playground. Immerse yourself in a fascinating fusion of high and low-brow art as you make your way to one our 163 guestrooms, and explore the imaginative depths of one of the country’s most eccentric art collections. Sitting harbourside in the city’s cultural hub, the hotel is opposite Te Papa Tongarewa and Wellington Waterfront. This is where those in the know come for a taste of the avant-garde, every element comes together to create the designer-chic, modernist look and feel, fusing art and design with a dash of the absurd.

THE JOURNEY Auckland • Rotorua • Hawkes Bay • Wellington

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HOTELS INCLUDED IN ITINERARY HHHilton Auckland (3 nights, room only) HHTreetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua (2 nights, bed & breakfast) HHThe Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay (2 nights, half board) HHQT Museum Wellington, (3 nights, room only)

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SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHLuxury Adventure HHOnce in a lifetime experiences

Prepare for an awe inspiring ten-night expedition of New Zealand’s South Island, renowned for its lakes, mountains and glaciers. Your voyage encompasses the garden city of Christchurch, Franz Josef which serves the remarkable glacier of the same name, Queenstown, the adventure capital set against the dramatic Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo, gateway to majestic Mount Cook. In Christchurch, transfer to The George, a luxury boutique hotel overlooking picturesque Hagley Park and River Avon. Here you will spend two nights experiencing impeccable service in an intimate ambience. Next climb on board the TranzAlpine and enjoy one of the world’s most famous train journeys. Cross the fertile farmlands of the Canterbury Plains, traverse the mighty Southern Alps and descend through thick stands of native beech forest to Greymouth – a journey which will certainly take your breath away. Collect a car in Greymouth and drive south into glacier country. Arrive at Franz Josef and enjoy three nights at Te Waonui Forest Retreat, an exclusive luxury hotel nestled in the rainforest and a place to truly relax and refresh. Continue your journey with a spectacular drive to Queenstown were breathtaking panoramic lake and alpine views await. Here you will spend three nights at The Rees, a sophisticated five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Finally drive north to Lake Tekapo, a natural stop for your journey back to Christchurch. Spend two nights at Lake Tekapo Lodge offering stylish accommodation with fine food and magnificent views to the lake and mountains. A range of enticing experiences have been chosen for you to add and enjoy. Please see page 197 for further details.

Prices from £1999 per person including 10 nights’ accommodation, all transfers, car hire and internal flights where specified. Price excludes international flights.

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THE GEORGE, CHRISTCHURCH This luxury boutique hotel and member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ is the essence of supreme comfort in the heart of Christchurch. Peacefully located opposite Hagley Park and the Avon River, The George is just steps from the cultural precinct and key attractions. The 53 spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities. Chefs will delight with their skilfully prepared innovative cuisine at two award-winning restaurants; ‘50 Bistro’ offering inspired bistro food, and two HAT awarded ‘Pescatore’, a conceptual dining experience designed to engage the senses. With its one-to-one staff to guest ratio, impeccable service is guaranteed at The George.

TE WAONUI FOREST RETREAT, FRANZ JOSEF A stunning lodge-style hotel encircled by native rainforest just minutes away from Franz Josef Glacier. Te Waonui is also at the cutting edge of sustainability, and reduces its carbon footprint through energy-efficient design and use of recycled building materials. Guestrooms are luxuriously appointed featuring the highest standard of room amenities, the Amaia Luxury Spa offers a superior range of treatments and the Retreat’s Canopy restaurant serves tasty wholesome breakfasts and a gourmet evening dining experience indoors or amidst the rainforest on the covered balcony.

THE REES HOTEL QUEENSTOWN Quiet, private and sophisticated, The Rees Hotel Queenstown epitomises southern hospitality at its finest. Showcasing panoramic lake and alpine views, here you will enjoy five-star luxury right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious with 60 hotel rooms, 90 apartments and five Lakeside Residences, all with a private balcony to take advantage of the spectacular views across the lake towards the Remarkable Mountains. Unique features at The Rees include a fine-dining restaurant with locally-sourced cuisine created by esteemed chef Ben Batterbury, an extensive award-winning wine cellar and a private wharf. A courtesy shuttle bus is also available for you to enjoy the diverse attractions of glorious Queenstown.

LAKE TEKAPO LODGE Flanked by magnificent lake and mountain views, Lake Tekapo Lodge is nothing short of pure luxury. The intimate, three-bedroom lodge boast stunning lake views from every room. Guests can relax in the lounge area where refreshments are available to enjoy at any time. The lodge’s owners are talented chefs and former restaurateurs’ who effortlessly cook up a storm of amazing food - complemented by premium wines from the wine cellar - to tantalise guests’ taste buds during their stay. Dinner must be pre-booked.

THE JOURNEY Christchurch • TranzAlpine Scenic Rail Journey • Franz Josef • Queenstown • Lake Tekapo

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HHThe George, Christchurch (2 nights, room only) HHTe Waonui Forest Retreat, Franz Josef (3 nights, bed & breakfast) HHThe Rees, Queenstown (3 nights, room only) HHLake Tekapo Lodge (2 nights, bed & breakfast)

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SOUTH PACIFIC The South Pacific is unrivalled as an idyllic luxury island destination with white-sand beaches surrounded by clear turquoise seas - which set amidst brilliant soft corals and yield some of the best snorkelling in the world. French Polynesia is a delight of stunning waterfalls and verdant mountains with Bora Bora as its pearl - a fairytale creation of jagged peaks and crystal-clear aqua lagoons. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands - famed for its rugged landscapes, palmlined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons.

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TIME DIFFERENCE: Fiji, Suva: GMT + 12 hours, Cook Islands, Rarotonga: GMT -10 hours, French Polynesia, Papeete: GMT -10 hours. CURRENCY: Fiji: Fijian Dollar, Cook Islands: New Zealand Dollar, French Polynesia: The French Pacific Franc LANGUAGE: Fiji: English & Fijian, Cook Islands: English & Cook Islands Maori, French Polynesia: French & Tahitian.

VISAS: Fiji: Visas are not required for British passport holders for visits of up to four months. Cook Islands: Visas are not required for British passport holders for visits of up to 31 days. French Polynesia: Visas are not required for British passport holders.

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FRENCH POLYNESIA HOTELS 1. Conrad Bora Bora Nui 2. Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa

FIJI HOTELS 1. Kokomo Island Resort 2. LikuLiku Lagoon Resort


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KOKOMO PRIVATE ISLAND, FIJI A secluded paradise encircled by fine white-sand beaches that lead into the crystal-clear waters of the Great Astrolabe Reef. A world-class resort where service is seamless and personalised, catering for single travellers, couples and family travellers. 21 Beachfront Villas offer space and privacy each contained within a walled garden, all with private infinity pool and direct beach access. The resort’s five Luxury Residences, each with unique floor plan, range from three to six bedrooms, affording some of the best views across the island. HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • resort pool • in-villa dining • destination dining • spa •

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free night offers available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

HHExclusive Privacy HHRelaxed Luxury

HHFamilies & Couples HHDiving Enthusiasts

kids’ & teens’ club • butler & nanny services • 5-star PADI dive centre • watersports • gym • tennis court • boutique A scenic 45 minute seaplane or helicopter flight from Nadi International Airport. Guests must arrive at Nadi by 3:00pm in order to connect with the final transfer of the day.

Prices are from £1297 per person per night based in a 1 Bedroom Beachfront Villa on a full board basis. Room upgrades: 2 Bedroom Beachfront Villa from £1384, 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villa from £2589. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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LIKULIKU LAGOON RESORT, FIJI A haven of subtle luxury for adults only, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is set amidst a pristine and natural environment on Malolo Island. This magical sanctuary is one of the most luxurious resorts and the first and only resort in Fiji with authentic over-water bures.

HHCouples Getaway HHHoneymooners HHSnorkelling Experiences HOTEL FACILITIES • restaurant • private dining • 2 bars • terrace • Internet • gym • pool • watersports • spa

Fijiana Restaurant offers a relaxed yet stylish dining experience with stunning views. Dua Tale Bar is ideal for pre-dinner drinks and Masima Bar is a sanctuary of relaxation where you can enjoy a cosy evening around the fire pit watching the sun set. Snorkel the crystal waters of Likuliku Lagoon, visit sacred sites, jet ski to a deserted island or pamper yourself in the luxurious Tatadra Spa with its stunning lagoon views.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free nights, island transfers and other value-adds available on selected dates – please call for details

Prices are from £432 per person per night based in a Beachfront Bure on a full board basis. Room upgrades: Deluxe Beachfront Bure from £187, Over Water Bure from £273. Meal supplements: from £, from £. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHBeach Retreat

HHRomantic Escape

HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • 3 bars • swimming pool • gym • Hina Spa • Paddle board & snorkelling • weekly buffet dinner & show

CONRAD BORA BORA NUI Conrad Bora Bora Nui nestles on a cove of soft white sands in a stunning lagoon setting. Located on the picturesque Motu To’opua, the property faces out towards an open ocean, while the awe-inspiring Mount Otemanu creates a stunning backdrop. The Polynesian-style villas feature teak wood floors, canopied king-size beds and a lagoonside terrace, perfect for relaxing as you enjoy the South Pacific sunsets. The resort also owns a private island known as Motu Tapu, which is accessible by boat and available exclusively for guests. The enchanting and serene Hina Spa is a perfect place to relax while you are pampered.

Prices are from £350 per person per night based in a Lagoon View Suite on a bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Garden Villa from £32, Over Water Villa from £176. Meal supplements: half board from £109, full board from £149. All room upgrades/ supplements are per person per night.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Room discounts available on selected dates - please call your travel agent for details.

SIMPLY PERFECT FOR HHHoneymooners HHCouples Retreat

HHRomantic Escape

HOTEL FACILITIES • 3 restaurants • bar • swim-up bar • 2 pools • tennis • spa • fitness centre • watersports • Moorea Dolphin Centre (located within the resort) • bicycle rental

Prices are from £184 per person per night based in a Lanai Room on an bed & breakfast basis. Room upgrades: Beach Junior Suite Bungalow from £117, Overwater Junior Suite Bungalow from £143. Meal supplements: half board from £48, full board from £138. All room upgrades/supplements are per person per night.

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INTERCONTINENTAL MOOREA RESORT & SPA Year-round sweet tropical fruits and vivid fragrant flowers welcome you to the garden island of Moorea. Covering 27 acres, the InterContinental resort is nestled between mountains and a picturesque lagoon on this beautiful island – one of many that make up French Polynesia. Gentle sea breezes waft through the open-sided restaurant as diners feast on the gorgeous tropical views. Select from delicious local dishes resembling natural works of art, succulent freshly-caught seafood, or a variety of international cuisines. Evenings can be spent immersed in Polynesian culture, with a traditional dinner cooked in a sand oven followed by hours of joyful dancing in the flickering firelight.

SIMPLY LUXURY OFFERS Free nights, meal discounts and honeymoon offers available on selected dates – please call your travel agent for details

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Towards a safe and healthy holiday... Part of the enjoyment of travelling abroad is experiencing a different way of life. Please remember though, that it may also mean experiencing different (and possibly lower) safety and hygiene standards from those we are used to in the UK. You must therefore bear this in mind and take care while you are away. Please read on.

BALCONIES Please note the heights of some balconies may be lower and the gaps between the vertical rails wider than expected. If you are travelling with young children, please ensure that they are not left unsupervised on balconies. Keep balcony furniture away from the railings so that they are not encouraged to climb up. Note in some cases hoteliers have been requested to allocate bookings with young children around 6 years of age or under into ground floor rooms only. GLASS PANELS The majority of hotels or apartments are not obliged to install “toughened” or safety glass in their windows, doors, glass cabinets, etc. Please take particular care and ensure children are made aware that when walking through patio doors glass, especially in bright sunlight, can be difficult to spot if the door/window is closed. FIRE SAFETY Different countries have different fire safety regulations and procedures. Please read carefully any fire safety information available in your hotel room apartment or ask at reception for more information. When you first arrive, please make sure you familiarise yourself with the location of the fire exit nearest to your room/apartment. If there are battery operated smoke/other detectors in your room/apartment please make sure the same are working. If in doubt ask reception to assist. BATHROOMS, RECEPTION AREAS & WALKWAYS Few hotels and apartments overseas provide non-slip mats in their baths and showers. Also, as bathroom floors, reception areas and other walkways overseas are often tiles, please take extra care to ensure you do not slip when these areas become wet. LIFTS Never allow young children to travel inside any lift without an adult. SWIMMING POOLS/WATER SLIDES ETC You will find that most hotels and apartments abroad do not employ a lifeguard. You therefore need to adopt a sensible attitude around the pool and make sure children and non-swimmers in your party are supervised at all times by you/an appropriate adult, even when using the kids pool or kids pool section of a main pool. Diving is discouraged but if you do please check that the water is deep enough and take particular note of any depth markings. Take care when walking around the pool, as pool surrounds are often slippery when wet. You should not enter the pool after drinking alcohol. Familiarise yourself and your party with all of the notices around the pool together with any ‘pool rules’ and opening times.. Tips to aid safety when using the swimming pool: • Always check the pool design and layout before getting in. • Always shower before entering the pool water. • Check your height in relation to the pool depth. • Find out where the deep and shallow areas are, plus any slopes. • Check for any “hidden” obstacles in the water (e.g.…. rocks, ledges).

Booking Conditions We are Travel 2 Limited (company registration number 01594460) (“We”, “us” and “our”) of Glendale House, Glendale Business Park, Sandycroft, Nr Chester, CH5 2DL. In these Booking Conditions references to “you” and “your” include the first named person on the booking and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made or any other person to whom a booking is transferred. A ‘package’, ‘organiser’ and ‘lack of conformity’ have the same meaning as in the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 and ‘arrangements’ are all the holiday, tour and other arrangements detailed on your confirmation (including any additions or amendments). Our obligations to you will vary depending upon whether we package arrangements for you, or act as an agent for another travel supplier. References to packages in these Booking Conditions are to packages for which We are the organiser, and if we sell you arrangements on behalf of another travel supplier as an agent, your contract will be with that supplier, and we shall only have responsibility to you in accordance with section 12(A)(ii) of these Booking Conditions. Accuracy of information We endeavour to ensure the accuracy of all the information and prices in our advertising material. However, occasionally changes and errors do arise and we reserve the right to correct them in such circumstances. You must check the current price and all other information relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your booking is confirmed. Furthermore, we will not be liable for booking errors which are attributable to you or which are caused by unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as defined in clause 9. 1. Our agreement You will receive information about the main characteristics of your arrangements before a binding agreement between you and us comes into existence. That information, these conditions together with our Privacy Notice and any other written information we brought to your attention before we confirmed your booking, form the basis of your contract with us. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By making a booking, you agree to be bound by all of them. The key terms of our agreement are:-

• Never dive from the pool side into less than 1.5m of water, and never dive from bridges, rocks, or other decorative features. • Check to see if the pool has a lifeguard in attendance. If so, when? • If using a water slide, ensure you and any children in your care leave a safe gap between descents and that when at the bottom move away quickly from the discharge area. • Do not use the pool if you cannot see the bottom. • Swim before eating and drinking, not immediately after. • Check what to do in an emergency. If it is not stated, ask. • Always supervise children, especially if the kid’s pool is close to the main pool or is a section of the main pool. • Do not swim at night (or when the pool is closed). • If you or anyone in your party is or has been ill recently with a stomach upset or diarrhoea, avoid using the pool. • Remember to always use adequate protection against the sun’s rays. SEA/BEACHES At times, especially during rough conditions, dangerous currents may be present. Please be aware that not all beaches will have a lifeguard in attendance. Please follow the flag warning signals available on most beaches and swim in the designated areas. Be especially careful if you have small children. Tips to aid safety when using the sea and beaches: • Familiarise yourself with the local flag warning system. • See local advice on the safest beaches. • Check to see if the beach has a lifeguard in attendance. • Swim parallel to the shore, within your depth. • Beware of local conditions (e.g. tides, winds, currents) seek advice. • Supervise children at all times. • Swim before eating and drinking, not immediately after. • Do not swim at night. • Find out what the appropriate emergency procedure is. • Beware of any “zones” for power boats, jet skis etc. • Remember to always use adequate protection against the sun’s rays. SPORT AND ACTIVITY Adequate travel insurance is essential. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. Please therefore ensure that the insurance policy you/members of your party have is suitable and adequate for your particular needs and will cover you in the event of a sports/activity accident. Some activities are deemed more dangerous and are NOT covered or carry a higher premium. Please therefore ensure that you read the policy and if you are unsure, ask.

Key terms 1. You will enter into a binding contract with us when we issue our confirmation. If you then cancel your arrangements, you will be required to pay cancellation charges up to 100% of the cost of your arrangement, depending on how long before travel you cancel, and/or the terms and conditions of the suppliers whose services make up your arrangements 2. You can make changes to your confirmed arrangements in certain circumstances. We will make a charge for processing these changes; 3. We may make changes to and cancel your confirmed arrangements but we will provide suitable alternatives and pay you compensation in certain circumstances if we do so; 4. We are responsible for making sure your confirmed arrangements are not performed negligently but there are some limits on and exceptions to this. All bookings must be made via one of our authorised travel agents. The party leader must be at least 18, and must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of these Booking Conditions by all persons named on the booking. In making the booking, the party leader confirms that he/she is so authorised and that all party members agree to be bound by these Booking Conditions. The party leader is responsible for making all payments due to us. Subject to the availability of all component parts of your requested arrangements and receipt by your travel agent of all applicable payments, Our agreement becomes binding when we issue a confirmation, either directly to you or via any agent we have authorised to act on our behalf. Please check all details on the confirmation (or any other document issued) immediately on receipt. It may not be possible to make changes to your arrangements later so you should notify us of any inaccuracies in any documentation as soon as reasonably possible after you receive them. It may harm your rights and ability to travel if you don’t. The suppliers whose services make up your arrangements make those supplies in accordance with their own terms and conditions which will also form part of your agreement with us. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions. Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned. 2. Payment You must make payment for your arrangements in accordance with the instructions given by our agent. If we do not receive any payment due in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES Please remember that it is dangerous to use electrical appliances when wearing a wet bathing costume or with bare feet on wet floors. For your own safety, please exercise proper caution when handling electrical appliances and supervise closely any children who are doing so. Please report any electrical defects to your representative and the hotel reception as soon as you can. MOPEDS Due to varying road conditions overseas, we do not recommend moped hire. Should you still decide to hire a moped, we strongly advise that you wear a crash helmet at all times and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear whilst driving. You should take out full insurance cover. GAS For those of you staying in accommodation with gas installations, please remember: When gas is alight the room should be ventilated. If you are not sure of adequate ventilation then please leave a window or door slightly open. If there are battery operated detectors in your room/ apartment, please make sure the same are working and if in doubt ask reception to assist. When you leave your accommodation always ensure that the gas has been turned off. As an extra precaution for bottled gas, please also ensure that you turn it off at the bottle neck. Please do not use gas rings or ovens for heating your accommodation. They are for cooking only. If you detect any faults with gas appliances, please switch them off immediately and report them to a representative and reception. CHILD SAFETY Please remember that young children should never be left unsupervised, particularly around the swimming pool, on the balcony, near the lifts and in the children’s playgrounds. Make sure that your children always know where you will be and stress to them the importance of staying close by. FOOD/DRINKS/ILLNESS We would always recommend that you drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks. Always be sure that food is properly cooked or properly chilled and that salads and unpeeled fruits have been thoroughly washed. If in doubt, do not eat it, and try not to over indulge. If you or any member of your party is ill ensure that a doctor is seen locally, and that you inform your accommodation provider and/or Travel 2 during your stay. COTS AND HIGHCHAIRS Safety requirements vary from country to country. Please check before using a cot or highchair that you are happy with the safety standard and condition of it. If you have cause for concern please report it to your representative or to reception. PERSONAL SAFETY Please take care of your valuables at all times, particularly when out and about in the resort. Most holiday destinations have their share of pickpockets. We would advise that you use a safety deposit box if you can, and limit the amount of cash you carry. Remember to lock your doors at night and when you go out during the day, as you would at home. TRAVEL ADVICE The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has up-to-date advice on health and safety across the globe, as well as local laws, and passport and visa information. Please check https://travelaware. campaign.gov.uk/ regularly for updates ahead of travel, as the advice can change.

in which case the cancellation charges set out in clause 7 below will become payable. Any money paid to an authorised agent of ours in respect of a booking including flights is held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the agent’s obligation to pay it to us for as long as we do not fail financially. If we do fail financially, any money held at that time by the agent or subsequently accepted from the consumer by the agent, is and continues to be held by that agent on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. 3. Insurance It is a condition of our agreement that you are covered by adequate travel insurance for your arrangements. Such insurance as a minimum must cover your losses sustained as a result of cancellation, medical issues, and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. Details of a policy suitable to cover your arrangements are available by contacting your travel agent. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available. 4. Special requests Special requests relating to your arrangements must be advised to your travel agent at the time of booking. Whilst we will try meet or arrange your reasonable special requests, we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled. If we are able to specifically confirm a special request or requirement, we will do so on our confirmation but where requests or requirements have not been so confirmed in writing on our confirmation, a failure to meet them will not be a breach of contract on our part. 5. Disabilities and medical problems Many of the arrangements which we sell are generally suitable for persons with reduced mobility, but if you or any member of your party has any precise medical problem or disability which may affect your chosen arrangements, please provide us with full details before we issue our confirmation. We will only provide precise information on the suitability of the trip or holiday taking into account your needs if you specifically request us to do so. Acting reasonably, if we are unable to properly accommodate your needs, we will not confirm your booking and/or if you did not give us full details at the time of booking, we will treat it as cancelled by you when we become aware of these details.

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6. The price you pay We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holiday arrangements at any time and correct errors in the prices of confirmed arrangements. The price of your confirmed arrangements is subject to variations which occur solely as a direct consequence of changes in:(a) the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from the cost of fuel or other power sources; or (b) the level of taxes or fees on your confirmed arrangements imposed by third parties not directly involved in the performance of the package, including, but not limited to, tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports. Price variations will be calculated by applying the cost differential we experience as a result of the above factors. Prices may go up or down and we will notify you about any variation by sending you a calculation explaining the variation no less than 20 days before you are due to depart. If your arrangements are a package, and if that means that you have to pay an increase of more than 8% of the price of your arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services), we will offer you the options in clause 8. In respect of Packages we will absorb, and you will not be charged for, any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. If prices go down as a result of the above factors, we will make a reflective refund, but we will also deduct our administrative expenses from what is owed to you and this may extinguish the value of the refund due. Also, note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on price due to contractual protections in place. 7. Changes and cancellations by you If you wish to make any changes to your arrangements after they have been confirmed, including if you wish to cancel all or some of them, you must inform us as soon as possible. Your notice requesting a change or cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by us at our offices and will be effective from the date on which we receive it. We can’t guarantee that changes can be met, although we will do our best to assist. Since we incur costs in cancelling or changing your arrangements, all such changes and cancellations will be subject to the charges below. Where we are unable to assist with making a requested change and you do not wish to proceed with the original booking, we will treat this as a cancellation by you. You may cancel any package arrangements prior to their commencement (following the process outlined above) in the event that i) circumstances amounting to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (as set out in clause 9) are occurring at the place where your arrangements are due to be performed or its immediate vicinity; ii) those circumstances make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination, and; iii) the performance of your arrangements will be significantly affected by those unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. We will refer to and take into consideration Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance when determining whether your booking is affected. In this event, you will receive a refund without undue delay of any payments made but this the maximum extent of our liability and we regret we cannot meet any other expenses or losses you may incur as a result. If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, that person(s) may transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you and satisfying all the conditions applicable to the arrangements, including an agreement to these booking conditions) providing we are notified in writing not less than seven days before departure and you pay an amendment fee and meet all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by us or any of our suppliers. Both you and the person to whom you would like to transfer your arrangements shall be jointly and severally liable for the payment of any balance due and for any additional fees, charges or other costs arising from the transfer. If you are unable to find a replacement, cancellation charges as set out below will apply in order to cover our estimated costs. Otherwise, no refunds will be given for passengers not travelling or for unused services. For flight inclusive bookings, most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, you will have to pay the full cost of an alternative flight (if available) if you wish to transfer after tickets have been issued. Please note that where an outbound portion of your flight coupon is not used, the return sector will be automatically cancelled by the airline and will be classed as void. No automatic right to any refund exists for such part-used tickets. Charges in the event of a cancellation If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim the charges below. We will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us. a. Packages and Accommodation-only In the event of a cancellation, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum shown below (The cancellation charge detailed is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges which are not refundable in the event of the person(s) to whom they apply cancelling):Time we receive your Cancellation charge Cancellation charge notice to cancel (Package Holidays) (Accommodation Only) before departure More than 70 days before departure Loss of deposit Loss of deposit 70 to 57 days before departure 30% cost of the holiday 30% cost of the holiday (or loss of deposit if greater) (or loss of deposit if greater) 56 to 29 days before departure 50% cost of the holiday 50% cost of the holiday (or loss of deposit if greater) (or loss of deposit if greater) 28 to 15 days before departure 80% cost of the holiday 80% of the total cost (or loss of deposit if greater) (or loss of deposit if greater) 14 to 0 days before departure 100% cost of the holiday 100% cost of accommodation The cancellation charges as set out in the table above apply to all bookings except where a booking includes items or services where the supplier’s cancellation charges exceed those shown above. Please enquire at the time of booking as up to 100% cancellation charges may apply from the time of booking. In the event of cancellation by some but not all party members, additional charges may be payable (for example, where a twin or double room will only be occupied by one person). Any such additional charges must be paid at the time of cancellation or with the balance of the cost of the arrangements as advised. b. Other Travel Arrangements including Flight-only If you need to cancel you must contact your travel agent. Cancellation charges vary depending upon the services booked and will be higher the later you cancel. Except as described below in respect of car rental, a minimum

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cancellation fee of £50 will apply regardless of the value of the service cancelled. In some cases it may not be possible to offer any refunds for certain services such as air tickets once a booking has been made. The cancellation charge of flight only bookings will be 100% of the cost of the booking. Please ensure that you are certain of the fees applicable to your booking by asking your travel agent or us before proceeding to book your arrangements. Air tickets returned to us for a refund are subject to an administration fee of £50 per ticket. Refunds will not be paid by us until they have been received by us from the relevant airline or consolidator. Car Rental: There is no charge to change/cancel car hire-only bookings more than 24 hours before departure. Cancellations 24 hours or less before departure will incur 100% cancellation charge. If you fail to cancel your reservation prior to the pick-up time and do not collect the vehicle on the pickup date, or if you fail to comply with the pick-up terms (please see car suppliers website for full terms and conditions), we reserve the right to make a ‘no-show’ charge of 100% of the total car rental booking value and un-used or part-used car hire rental will be non-refundable.

arrangements in accordance with this clause, where appropriate and only where your arrangements are a package, we will pay you compensation subject to section B of clause 12. Where we are unable to ensure your return from a package as agreed because of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances defined in clause 9, we will bear the cost of necessary accommodation if possible of equivalent category for a period not exceeding (a) 3 nights per traveller (exceptions apply in respect of persons with reduced mobility and people travelling with them, pregnant women and unaccompanied minors, as well as persons in need of specific medical assistance, provided that we have been notified of their particular needs at least 48 hours before the start of the package); or (b) where a different period is specified in any passenger rights legislation applicable to the relevant means of transport for your return, for the period specified in that legislation. The above sets out the maximum extent of our liability for changes and cancellations and we regret we cannot meet any other expenses or losses you may incur as a result of any change or cancellation.

Charges in the event of a change In the event we can meet your requested change, you will have to pay £50 per person per change as well as any applicable rate changes or extra costs incurred as well as any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charges above.

Changes and cancellations to all other bookings by the supplier We will inform you of any changes or cancellations to arrangements we have sold you as agent for other suppliers as soon as reasonably possible. If the supplier offers alternative arrangements or refund, you will need to let us know your choice within the time frame stipulated by the supplier. If you fail to do so the supplier is entitled to assume you wish to receive a full refund. We accept no liability for any changes or cancellations made to your arrangements by the supplier under your contract with them.

8. Changes and cancellation by us Where we refer to a ‘price reduction’ in this clause, we mean that we will give you an appropriate reduction in the price you paid for the arrangements affected for any period during which there was lack of conformity, (unless that lack of conformity is attributable to you). Where we refer to ‘compensation’, we will pay you appropriate compensation without undue delay for any damage which you sustain as a result of any lack of conformity subject to the limitations and exclusions in section B of clause 12. Changes and cancellations to package arrangements before departure Most changes will be insignificant and we reserve the right to make them. We will have no other responsibilities to you in respect of any insignificant changes. Examples of “insignificant changes” made before departure include the following: - A change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve hours or less. - A change of accommodation to another of the same standard or classification. Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements and we reserve the right to do so. A significant change is one where we significantly alter any essential element of your arrangements (other than the price) owing to circumstances beyond our control. Examples of “significant changes” made before departure include, but are not limited to, the following: - A change of accommodation resort for the whole or a significant part of your time away. - A change of accommodation to that of a lower standard or classification for the whole or a significant part of your time away. - A change of outward departure time or overall length of your arrangements of twelve hours or more. - A significant change to your itinerary, missing out one or more destination entirely. - Where we or our supplier can no longer fulfil any special requirements that we have accepted and confirmed on our confirmation invoice and this will have a significant impact on your arrangements. - Where we increase the price of your arrangements by more than 8% of the price of your arrangements (excluding any insurance premiums, amendment charges and/or additional services). If we have to make a significant change or cancel before departure, we will inform you without undue delay and if there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:i (for significant changes) agreeing to the changed arrangements, ii accepting the cancellation or terminating the contract for the arrangements and receiving a refund (without undue delay) of all monies paid; or iii accepting an offer of alternative arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available. (In the event that any proposed change or alternative offered results in a reduction or increase in the price you have agreed to pay or an increase or decrease in the quality of arrangements we have agreed to provide, we will also notify you of any price reduction or additional amount due). You must notify us of your choice within 7 days of our offer. If you fail to do so, we will contact you again, re-iterating the above choices and sums payable or refundable and if you again fail to respond within 7 days, we may terminate the contract and refund all payments made by you without undue delay. Subject to the exceptions detailed below and where your arrangements are a package, we will where appropriate, pay you reasonable compensation, subject to the limitations and exclusions in section B of clause 12. We will not pay you compensation where:i) we make a significant change or cancel before you have paid the final balance of the cost of your arrangements; ii) we make a significant change or cancel as a result of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as set out in clause 9; iii) we cancel your arrangements no later than 20 days before they are due to start because the minimum number of participants to run them has not been reached. We will not make a price reduction or pay you compensation; and the above options will not be available where:i) we make an insignificant change; ii) we cancel as a result of any failure by you (including a failure to make payment in accordance with these terms); iii) where the change(s) or cancellation by us arises out of alterations to the confirmed booking requested by you. Changes and cancellations to package arrangements after departure If we become unable to provide a significant proportion of your package arrangements after you have departed, we will try to offer you suitable alternative arrangements of, where possible, equivalent or higher quality than those specified in the contract. If the alternative arrangements we make are of a lower quality than those you originally booked, we will make a price reduction. Where our original agreement included return transport we will also provide you with equivalent transport back to your place of departure without undue delay or additional cost. You may reject the proposed alternative arrangements only if they are not comparable to what we originally promised to provide or if the price reduction we offer is inadequate. Where we are unable to make suitable alternative arrangements or you reject the proposed alternative

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9. Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions we will not be liable or pay you a price reduction or compensation if our contractual obligations to you are affected by unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of the party who seeks to rely on them which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) in question could not avoid even if all reasonable measures had been taken. These events can include, but are not limited to war, threat of war, civil strife, terrorist activity and its consequences or the threat of such activity, riot, the act of any government or other national or local authority including port or river authorities, industrial dispute, lock closure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, chemical or biological disaster and adverse weather, sea, ice and river conditions and all similar events outside our or the supplier(s) concerned’s control. Advice from the Foreign Office to avoid or leave a particular country may constitute unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances. Assistance to those travelling on a package in the event of difficulty or unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances Where you have booked a package, we will provide appropriate assistance without undue delay in the event that you experience difficulty including where you are unable to return to your agreed point of departure because of unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as set out in this clause 9. Such assistance will extend to providing appropriate information on health services, local authorities and consular assistance; and helping you to make distance communications and to find alternative travel arrangements. We will charge a reasonable fee for such assistance if the difficulty is caused by you intentionally or as a result of your act or omission. In the event such assistance is needed please contact custr@travel.com or call 0141 226 6222. 10. Complaints If you experience difficulty or lack of conformity during your holiday, you must inform us without undue delay so that we can take steps to assist you or put things right, if you fail to do so we will be unable to consider any claim for refund or compensation. You should also contact us by emailing custr@travel2. com or call 0141 226 6222. If your complaint remains unresolved and you wish to complain further, please send formal written notice of your complaint to us within 28 days of the end of your arrangements, giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Failure to follow the procedure set out in this clause may affect ours and the applicable supplier’s ability to investigate your complaint, and could affect your rights under our agreement. 11. Your behaviour If in our reasonable belief or opinion or in the reasonable belief or opinion of any person in authority, your behaviour is jeopardising the safety of aircraft, people or property therein or good order and discipline on board; or is causing or is likely to cause distress, danger, damage or annoyance to any third party or property, or to cause a delay or diversion to transportation, we reserve the right to terminate your arrangements immediately. In the event of such termination our responsibilities to you will cease and you will be required to leave your accommodation or other service immediately. We will have no further obligations to you and will not meet any expenses, costs or losses incurred as a result. You may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions directly to the applicable supplier prior to departure from the service. If you fail to do so, you will be responsible for meeting any claims and costs subsequently made against us as a result. 12. Our Responsibility Where we refer to a ‘price reduction’ in this clause, we mean that we will give you an appropriate reduction in the price you paid for the arrangements affected for any period during which there was lack of conformity, (unless that lack of conformity is attributable to you). Where we refer to ‘compensation’, we will pay you appropriate compensation without undue delay for any damage which you sustain as a result of any lack of conformity subject to the limitations and exclusions in section B of this clause 12. A. Our responsibilities differ according to what you have booked: (i) In relation to bookings of Packages We accept responsibility as an “organiser” under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018. Subject to these booking conditions, if we fail to arrange or perform your package arrangements in accordance with our agreement, we will remedy any resulting lack of conformity. If that is impossible or entails disproportionate costs (taking into account the extent of the lack of conformity and the value of the arrangements affected), we will instead pay you compensation subject to clause B of this clause. (ii) In relation to all other bookings In respect of all other bookings, we act as agent for other suppliers. We have a duty to select the suppliers of the services making up your booking with us using reasonable skill and care. Except as stated otherwise in these terms, we have no liability to you for the actual provision of the services, except in cases where it is proved that we have breached that duty and damage to you has been caused. Therefore, providing we have selected the suppliers using reasonable care and skill, we will have no liability to you for anything that happens during the service in question or any acts or omissions of the supplier, its employees or agents. Please note in relation to all bookings: • it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. • It is a condition of our acceptance of the responsibility above that you inform us and the supplier(s) concerned without undue delay of the lack of


conformity you perceive; and allow us a reasonable period in which to remedy it. Please contact custr@travel2.com or call 0141 226 6222. B. Limitations and exclusions of responsibility In these terms and conditions, our responsibilities are limited, and our duty to pay compensation is limited and excluded as follows:(i) We will not be responsible, make a price reduction or pay you compensation for any lack of conformity, injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of your arrangements and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (c) Unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as set out in clause 9. (ii) We will not be responsible, make a price reduction or pay compensation:(a) for services or facilities which do not form part of our agreement or where they are not advertised by us. For example any excursion you book while away, or any service or facility which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you. (b) for any damage, loss or expense or other sum(s) of any description which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your arrangements prior to them being confirmed, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you; or that relate to any business. (iii) Any price reduction or compensation that is payable will be calculated taking into consideration all relevant factors for example (but not limited to):(a) whether or not you have followed the complaints and notifications procedure as described in these conditions. It is a condition of our acceptance of liability under this clause that you notify any claim to ourselves and our supplier(s) strictly in accordance with the complaints procedure set out in these conditions. (b) the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your arrangements. (c) deduction that we must make to take account of any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from any transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. (Please also note that where any payment is made, the person(s) receiving it (and their parent or guardian if under 18 years) must also assign to ourselves or our insurers any rights they may have to pursue any third party and must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require.) Luggage or personal possessions and money The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of any claim for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions or money is an amount equivalent to the excess on your insurance policy which applies to this type of loss per person in total because you are assumed to have adequate insurance in place to cover any losses of this kind. Claims covered by an International Convention When arranging transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within any applicable International Conventions. The extent of or the conditions under which compensation is to be paid or liability accepted will in all cases be limited as if we were carriers under the appropriate Conventions, which include The Paris Convention (with respect to hotel arrangements). You can ask us for copies of these Conventions. Any other claims which don’t involve injury, illness, death or damage caused by us or our suppliers intentionally or negligently; or other liability that can’t be limited by law The maximum amount we will have to pay you in respect of all such claims is three times (twice in the case of arrangements which aren’t packages) the price paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you or your party has not received any benefit at all from your arrangements. 13. Jurisdiction and applicable law This contract and all matters arising out of it are governed by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises out of or in connection with this contract or your holiday will be dealt with under the ABTA Arbitration Scheme (if the scheme is available for the claim in question - see clause 14), the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution Platform which can be accessed using the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/odr or by the Courts of England and Wales only. You may however, choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live there and wish to do so. 14. ABTA We are a Member of ABTA, membership number V0156. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved. 15. Financial security for our packages We provide security for our flight inclusive packages by way of a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 3228. In the event of our insolvency, you can contact the Civil Aviation Authority at Gatwick Airport South, West Sussex, RH6 0YR, UK, telephone 0333 103 6350, email claims@caa. co.uk. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL certificate. This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL Scheme. Please check your ATOL Certificate or ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder. In which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL Scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign

absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. We provide protection for our non-flight inclusive package arrangements by way of our membership of ABTA, The Travel Association (ABTA number V0156). If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your package holiday in the same way. In the event of our insolvency, you can contact ABTA at 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ, email www.abta.co.uk If you book arrangements other than a package for which we are the organiser, your monies will not be financially protected by us. Please ask us for further details. 16. Passport, Visa and Immigration Requirements and Health Formalities It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We can only provide general information about this. You must check requirements for your own specific circumstances with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates and your own doctor as applicable. Requirements do change and you must check the up to date position in good time before departure. Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www.passport.gov.uk Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visit www.fco.gov.uk Non British passport holders, including other EU nationals, should obtain up to date advice on passport and visa requirements from the Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of your destination or country(ies) through which you are travelling. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. 17. Flights In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No 2111/2005 Article 9, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community list” which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban with the EU Community. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa. eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of the carrier(s) (or, if the carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the aircraft type and flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings and types of aircraft shown on our website, in this brochure and detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. The latest timings will be shown on your tickets. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been dispatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs, but in any event we advise you to check flight times with the airline 24 hours prior to departure. Please reconfirm your flight times for your return journey in case of any change after you have made your outbound journey. Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions. If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 8 (Changes and cancellation by us) will apply. Where applicable, under the Denied Boarding Regulation (EU 261/2004), if you have been denied boarding, your flight has been cancelled or it has been significantly delayed, it is the airline’s duty to look after you. This means providing food, drinks, and some communications. If you are delayed overnight, this also means a hotel and travel to and from it. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. We have no liability to you in these circumstances whatsoever and your claim for this assistance and any compensation must be made directly to the airline. Liability of an airline under EU 261/2004 will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday price from us. If, for any reason, you do not claim against the airline and make a claim for compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the airline in relation to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. 18. Delay We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances as set out in clause 9. A delay to or cancellation of your transport service does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your transport. However, you may be entitled to claim under the delay section of your travel insurance policy. 19. Booking Condition Amendments and Right to Refuse Travel Arrangements We reserve the right to add, withdraw and/or amend any of our Booking Conditions at any time and without notice and furthermore reserve the right to refuse any booking.

Important Information This important information together with the booking terms and conditions form the basis of your contract with Travel 2 Limited. Additional Beds Prices for three and four people sharing a room are available on request. Hotels that do not charge for children will expect them to share the existing sleeping arrangements with accompanying adults, and will make an additional charge if extra sleeping arrangements, such as a rollaway or camp bed, are required. However it should be noted that additional sleeping arrangements in the room type booked could cause cramped conditions. If you have booked a family plan room type for two adults then it is likely that

only the adults will be paying guests at the hotel and receive bedding while the accompanying child(ren) will be on a free of charge basis and be expected to share the existing sleeping arrangements with the adults. Flight Seating If you have a special request in relation to flight seating you must advise us at the time of booking. We regret we cannot guarantee any request will be met. Confirmation that a special request has been noted is not confirmation that it will be provided. All special requests are subject to availability. Failure to meet any special request will not constitute a breach of contract. Baggage Allowance Many airlines charge extra for baggage. On US and Canadian Domestic flights airlines charge locally for checked baggage, including for flights sold in combination with International tickets. Information can be found on the carrier’s website. Please ask for details at the time of booking. Excess charges will apply if your allowance is exceeded on any flight. Brochure Accuracy Please be aware that brochures are written and produced many months in advance. However, changes and errors can sometimes occur and we ask you therefore to check for the latest holiday details at the time of booking. In addition to hotel information, please bear in mind that changes and alterations can also affect escorted tour, cruise and pre-planned self-drive itineraries. This may be due to local holidays, festivals or special events, adverse weather conditions, essential maintenance projects or other circumstances outside our control. The availability of some facilities and amenities including restaurants, water sports and Kids’ clubs may be affected by local conditions, such as inclement weather, public holidays or low occupancy. Please check with us at the time of booking. Check-in & Check-out times Generally, check-in times range between 2pm and 4pm, and check-out between 10am and 12 noon. Subject to the availability of rooms, you may be able to check in earlier. Early check-in is at the discretion of the hotel and cannot be guaranteed unless you book and pay for the accommodation from the night prior to arrival. Climate The climate chart and weather guide on the introduction page for each country has been compiled with the aid of information supplied by various meteorological offices. This chart is for guidance only and we cannot accept responsibility for any adverse weather conditions which may impact your holiday enjoyment. Departure Tax All UK departure taxes and UK airport passenger facility charges (which vary by departure airport) are pre-paid and added to the cost of your air ticket and will be quoted at the time of booking. Various countries impose their own departure tax which may not be included within the cost of your air ticket. Please check with us at the time of booking. Please ensure you have sufficient local funds available upon departure. Hotel Extras Parking charges at hotels may be applicable and are not included in the prices shown. Leisure facilities featured at hotels are not necessarily free of charge. The use of facilities such as health clubs, tennis courts, golf courses, horse-riding, motorised watersports and scuba diving are normally subject to a fee. Some facilities may also only be available seasonally. Hotel wi-fi may be subject to a fee. Please enquire at the time of booking. Maintenance Renovations and/or construction work may sometimes be taking place at your chosen hotel/resort. When we have been advised of this and consider that it may affect the enjoyment of your holiday we will notify you as soon as possible. However, while every effort will be made, it may not always be possible to advise you of emergency repairs prior to your departure from the UK. Meals When purchasing holiday arrangements on a half board, full board or all inclusive basis, please note that some hotels require that meals may only be enjoyed in the main restaurant. Furthermore, please note that meals may only be available at limited times. A supplement may be required to dine in other restaurants, or when ordering certain food or beverage items. Please check with us at the time of booking as to what is included. Rooms Most hotel prices are based on a standard room for up to two adults. Upgraded room types are available at a supplement; meals are only included where stated. Rooms are generally allocated on a ‘run of house’ basis, which means you can be allocated a room in any part of the property, unless otherwise stated. Smoking Most hotels, airlines and coach companies now operate a complete nonsmoking policy. Cities in some countries ban smoking in public places such as bars and restaurants. Please enquire at the time of booking. Special offers Special offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or be combined with other special offers. Special offers are subject to availability and terms and conditions will apply. Offers can be revoked at any time. Star Ratings Every effort has been made to ensure that the hotels and other accommodation featured in this brochure are correctly represented and will fulfil your expectations for quality and service. It is important to note that, where used; the star classification system is our own and does not conform to any internationally recognised system. The rating, in our opinion, reflects a true representation of the merits of each property. Inevitably, standards will differ slightly between the many destinations which we feature. 2* Economical and comfortable accommodation offering a simple standard of room and limited facilities. 3* Comfortable accommodation with standard rooms, amenities and public areas. Most three-star properties offer a restaurant on-site and some have a swimming pool. 4* Good superior accommodation offering a selection of services. Most fourstar hotels feature a choice of restaurants and in addition, many also have a health club and swimming pool. 5* Five-star hotels offer the highest standards of service and facilities and are acknowledged as the leading properties in the area. 5+* The adjacent symbol gives recognition to hotels of exceptional quality. +* Indicates a hotel falling between two categories. Utilities In most of the destinations featured in this brochure, supplies of water and electricity are generally very reliable, however in some of the less developed and more remote destinations you may experience occasional power cuts and water restrictions. Water quality can also differ from the UK and we recommend drinking bottled water which is widely available.

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