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Luxury

Family Escapes 2012

EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA / CARIBBEAN & MEXICO / FLORIDA / INDIAN OCEAN & ARABIA / FAR EAST / SOUTH AFRICA /

Free child places at all resorts*


* Free child places – see page 5 for full details.


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At your service

Award-winning service and expertise We know that to travel is to make aspirations come true for you and your family. Every holiday that we create is undertaken with the utmost care and attention. For over thirty years, Carrier has specialised in luxury tailor-made holidays worldwide and as such, we have the depth of knowledge and wealth of experience to ensure that no detail is overlooked. With the help of our award-winning specialists and the Carrier Concierge, we are able to craft a family holiday that is entirely suited to your requirements.

Quality time – together and apart Achieving an optimum work-life balance is an aspiration shared by many of our clients. So often, family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. Carrier has selected the finest hotels and resorts in some of the world’s most exclusive destinations that excel at welcoming families. When you do need a little precious time to yourself, your children will be in excellent hands; expect dedicated facilities including creative children’s clubs, kids-only spas and dolphin lagoons, along with enriching experiences where they can receive sports coaching or try their hand at being a chef, ranger or marine biologist for the day.

Single parents and extended families We actively encourage and regularly arrange holidays for families of all shapes and sizes; single parent families; multi-generational families; families accompanied by nannies and extended groups of family and friends travelling from varying locations. No matter what the composition and needs of your family, the dedicated specialists at Carrier can recommend the best options for you.


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Guarantee your child stays free Book any holiday from this brochure before 30 June 2012 and Carrier guarantees that at least one child will stay for free. This offer has been specially negotiated with our featured hotels and represents exceptional value over the peak school holiday travel periods.

Our prices Carrier specialises in creating bespoke holidays from our range of handpicked accommodation and services. Because of our wide choice it is not possible to list every price on every date, for every variable factor that we can provide. We realise that the majority of family holidays will be taken over peak dates, so in an effort to present as indicative and comparable prices as possible, all of the prices and savings in this brochure are based on the lowest available over school holiday dates and on two paying adults with either one or two children staying free, as stated. However, many of the special offers are available for travel dates outside UK school holidays, meaning significantly lower prices.

The Little Concierge Company Carrier is delighted to offer our clients an exclusive 15% reduction at The Little Concierge Company. This premium service delivers baby essentials; nappies, milk, food, toiletries and much more to holiday destinations all over the world.

When travelling abroad, there is no need to pack suitcases full of baby essentials; with The Little Concierge Company, everything a baby could need can be waiting for parents ahead of their arrival. To take advantage of this offer, call 01926 850144 or visit www.thelittleconcierge.co.uk.

Peace of mind When booking with Carrier you may rest assured that your holiday is fully protected. We are ABTA and AITO bonded and are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. We work very closely with specialist travel agents to ensure that all aspects of your booking are secure. In addition – and of paramount importance when holidaying with younger members of the family – all of the hotels featured within this brochure have been inspected and approved by Carrier’s dedicated Health and Safety Team.


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The ‘Carrier Touch’ Often we include ‘little touches’ that you may not realise are included in your Carrier holiday. These include private transfers on all holidays, executive lounge access at London airports on mid and long haul flights and Fast Track Immigration in Barbados, Dubai, Seychelles, Bali, Egypt and Oman.

Before you go Carrier Concierge Wherever you choose to travel, you will want to know what the destination has to offer for your family. Our Concierge, Emma, is an exceptional resource at your disposal to source ideas and book services in advance of your travels. Emma can look after everything from arranging beach picnics to babysitting and is here to transform your stay into a truly unforgettable family holiday.

Pre-bookable seats Carrier is one of a limited number of tour operators to have achieved British Airways Preferred Partner status, which gives us the ability to pre-book seats in Club World and World Traveller Plus without additional charges.

The journey Online check-in For added convenience, you can now start your journey from home using online check-in, allowing you to choose your own seats and print boarding passes from 24 hours before you fly. You can also check-in on your internet-enabled mobile phone with the majority of airlines.

Travelling to the airport Start your family adventure before you even board the aircraft by pre-booking a limousine. If you do choose to drive, take advantage of valet parking, available at London Heathrow and London Gatwick. No queuing, no waiting, no stress; there is no easier form of airport parking.

Drive-through check-in In Barbados, a drive-through check-in eases the process for Club World passengers, whilst First passengers may relax in the IAM Jet Centre lounge before being driven to the aircraft steps for boarding.

Departure lounge access As a Carrier client, you receive automatic access to departure lounges, making waiting to board your flight an easier prospect for the whole family.


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The flight On-board, contented children make a much better flight for everyone. We work with the most reputable airlines whose services have been developed to cater well for families. Entertainment systems are increasingly ‘on-demand’, meaning hundreds of films, dedicated children's TV channels, music and gaming options are available at the touch of a button. What’s more, some aircraft even have parental block systems to ensure that anything your children are watching is age-appropriate. Spacious personal suites offer room for families to eat, sleep and play together. Both formal and informal dining options can be enjoyed; many airlines offer children’s menus that can be pre-ordered with all of their favourite things like fish fingers, pizza and chocolate. Some even provide fun-filled backpacks that the children can take with them for the rest of their journey.

Private jet charter In addition to offering you the option of upgrading your flight seats (on one or both legs of your family’s journey), we are also able to arrange private jet travel to many destinations. Select the most convenient airport, often only accessible to private aircraft and enjoy the services of dedicated staff who will look after every detail. Cabins are spacious, seating is ultra-comfortable and the cuisine is gourmet standard. Limousine transfers to and from the airport are available on request.

VIP Meet and Greet To make your journey as easy as possible, Carrier can arrange VIP Meet and Greet in most destinations – highly recommended

for families with tired children in the party. This can include being met airside, fast track through immigration and assistance with baggage. If your journey requires an onward flight, access to a VIP lounge can also be arranged in certain destinations.

Private transfers On arrival, Carrier can arrange your own vehicle to transport you to your final destination with air-conditioning and bottles of water at the ready, and without tedious pick-ups and drop-offs for other passengers en route. Baby seats and booster seats can be arranged to ensure the safety of your children throughout. All private transfer vehicles employed by Carrier are fitted with regulation seatbelts providing further peace of mind.

In resort Dedicated Carrier representatives In Barbados, Antigua and Mauritius we have our own overseas representatives and on-the-ground representation at most other destinations.

24 hour emergency phone support Carrier offers a complete out of hours emergency service, ensuring you always have someone to call if you require assistance during your holiday.


Europe & North Africa Europe presents an exciting mix of dazzling destinations, each offering a hassle-free family holiday. Sun-soaked resorts, sandy beaches, coves and bays; distinctly different cultures and cuisines and a continent that is famed for its love of the family are all within easy reach. Each destination displays its own personality. Tenerife’s volcanic rock formations and fields of wildflowers; Cyprus' ruined Greek temples and Roman theatres; Italy’s distinctive countryside and passion for life; the Algarve’s hundred mile coastline; Greece’s myriad of glittering islands; the reefs of Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera and Marrakech’s proximity to the snow-dusted Atlas Mountains.

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort Tenerife, Spain

Located on the Costa Adeje in 16-acres of tropical gardens, this stylish resort boasts an impressive beach complemented by an incomparable year-round climate. Taking its inspiration from Canary Island culture, all ages will bask in the film-set architecture, from the verdant gardens to the beautiful free-form swimming pool. A choice of spacious guest rooms and suites provide the ultimate in modern amenities, all of which have a balcony or patio with a garden or sea view. There are children’s menus in several of the restaurants and even the spa is family focused, with mini manicures and hair treatments for girls, clay play for boys and mum and daughter pampering experiences.

Resort Highlights –

Del Duque beach

Hacienda-style architecture

Five swimming pools including a children’s pool

Bahía del Duque Spa by ESPA

Nine restaurants

Bicycle hire

Five golf courses nearby Flying time to Tenerife: 4 hours 10 minutes

Children will enjoy a scoop of their favourite flavour from the ice cream parlour before a visit to the complimentary Duqui Club for treasure hunts, plays or gourmet feasts in the cookery workshops. For teenagers, the Teen Lounge is the place to be, with its Californian surfing theme and relaxation zone, complete with television and PlayStation. Alternatively, enjoy a game of tennis or set sail on the luxury yacht Pámpano.

Child Stays Free

Save up to £930 7 nights with breakfast from £4370 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Double Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus: Complimentary kids’ club / Children’s bathrobes and slippers / Children’s arrival goody bag / Milk and cookies at bedtime

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Columbia Beach Resort Pissouri, Cyprus

Young travellers are spoilt with a vast Blue Flag beach at this exclusive retreat, nestled in tranquil Pissouri Bay. Airy, contemporary accommodation includes a choice of open plan or separate lounge suites, some interconnecting on request to provide flexible living options. At the heart of the resort, families particularly enjoy spending time around the large freshwater lagoon pool or generously sized children’s pool. A seasonal programme of children's activities will also keep young ones entertained. Parents can slip away to the award-winning spa for a spot of expert toning or take the courtesy bus to a nearby golf course. Ideally located for watersports due to mid-strength winds and warm clear waters, families can learn water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Nature lovers are equally catered for; follow winding pathways on bicycles to discover the diverse species of native flora and fauna in the valleys of southern Cyprus. During your stay, ensure you try a Cypriot meze from the Apollo Restaurant whilst you marvel at the breathtaking view from the terrace.

Resort Highlights –

Large indoor pool

Hébe Spa with Elemis treatments

Watersports facilities including use of Columbia Beachotel’s Diving Centre

Choice of restaurants and bars

Close to the Troodos Mountains

Cypriot heritage attractions Flying time to Paphos: 4 hours 25 minutes

Children Stay Free

Save up to £1040 7 nights half board from £3495 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Executive Suite Garden View, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Three complimentary sailing lessons for children

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort – Costa Navarino, Greece Tranquil olive groves provide the backdrop for a stay as active or as laid-back as your family pleases on the shores of the Ionian Sea. A long sandy beach lies just steps away, while tastefully appointed rooms boast their own private infinity pool. Children’s activity programmes, centred around an impressive water park, are among the most imaginative to be found. Daily themes, such as ‘Battles and Treasures of Navarino Dunes’ and ‘Hercules and the First Olive Tree’, focus on local history and friendship building. Supervised kids’ sleepovers can also be arranged offering real excitement for young adventurers.

Resort Highlights –

Navarino Dunes Golf Course by Bernhard Langer

Navarino Racquet Academy

The Agora on-site village

Anazoe Spa

Sports centre

Two children’s clubs Flying time to Kalamata: 4 hours 40 minutes

The Navarino Outdoor Academy makes use of the natural habitat and offers a wide range of enjoyable sporting activities including cycling, hiking and walking. Families seeking adventure are able to hire top-of-the-range mountain bikes; cycle the idyllic trails and stop for a scenic picnic en route. Following an action-packed day, head to The Agora with its authentic village square. Here, dining experiences range from traditional Greek, Pan Asian and Italian to exciting Lebanese cuisine.

Child Stays Free

Save up to £1760 7 nights with breakfast from £4195 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Rooms Garden View, including flights and private transfers plus: 50% reduction on half board for children / Complimentary kids’ club

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort Tenerife, Spain

Hotel La Manga Club Princípe Felipe – Murcia, Spain

It is small wonder that many families regard ABAMA as a hidden gem, a year-round destination where adult indulgence goes hand-in-hand with exhilarating programmes for children. Ten restaurants and nine swimming pools are tucked away within the Moorish-style estate, including two natural ocean lagoons that are great for a spot of crab watching. At Club Abami, fun-filled cooking workshops are complemented by sculpture classes, treasure hunts and music nights. Spend a family day on the golden sand beach, accessed by the resort’s own funicular, or treat yourself to some relaxation in the spa with its sauna and snow cabin.

A sporting paradise for all ages, the exclusive La Manga Club is unrivalled for active families. Learn or improve your Spanish with native teachers and then put your skills into practice around the resort. The extensive Junior Academies and clubs for children from just three months upwards have their own exciting programme of activities. Highlights include the Real Madrid Football Campus run by coaches from the top Spanish team and a Dance Academy with a resident choreographer. Guests enjoy preferential rates for golf and other sports facilities, together with complimentary access to the indoor pool, Jacuzzis and hammam at the Spa La Manga Club.

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Jacuzzi and hydrotherapy pool at the spa

Five-star sporting facilities

Dave Thomas-designed golf course

Spa La Manga Club

Sánchez-Casal Tennis Academy

15 bars and restaurants

Flying time to Tenerife: 4 hours 10 minutes

Flying time to Murcia: 2 hours 35 minutes

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights half board from £3995 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £2560 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Double Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary milk and cookies at bedtime

Carrier Exclusive - One complimentary family meal

Complimentary kids’ club / Surprise gift for children / Complimentary daily thermal spa circuit for adults

Complimentary half day at the kids’ club

Save up to £1270

Save up to £965

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Sheraton Algarve Hotel & Pine Cliffs Resort – The Algarve, Portugal

Reid’s Palace

Set in an exclusive location, perched high on a cliff top overlooking miles of unspoilt Golden Flag beach, this Luxury Collection resort extends across 72 acres of pine-clad landscape, effortlessly blending style with comfort. Designed to reflect the region’s Arab heritage, Deluxe Rooms are light, spacious and serene and provide easy access to an array of outstanding family leisure facilities. Children under eight will be in their element at Porto Pirata, the resort’s 7,000 sq m on-site children’s village, featuring two life-size wooden pirate ships that offer endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. Older children can escape to the Junior Club for treasure hunts, paintballing and archery.

As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, this legendary Orient-Express landmark is a luxurious retreat oozing with traditional charm, making it perfect for a sun-drenched family sojourn. The hotel has honed the art of pampering each and every guest with facilities and amenities to suit all ages. Accommodation has been thoughtfully designed with children in mind. Expect special bed linen, children’s hangers, toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. The choice of family activities is endless; take a dance class together, explore the magnificent island on a guided excursion or learn Portuguese. Offshore, experience deep sea fishing or hire a private yacht to navigate the crystal clear Madeiran shores.

Madeira, Portugal

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Five outdoor pools

Two outdoor heated swimming pools

Range of dining experiences

Windsurfing, fishing, scuba diving

Tennis and golf academies

Fitness gym, aqua gym and tennis

Flying time to Faro: 2 hours 50 minutes

Flying time to Funchal: 3 hours 45 minutes

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights half board from £2520 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £4690 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Classic Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

Complimentary kids’ club

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary fruit smoothies

Save up to £870

Save up to £1170

Mini-bar soft drinks for children / Children’s welcome teddy bear and drawing kit

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

Borgo Egnazia

Escape to Europe’s most exciting resort on Sicily’s spectacular south coast, set in 230 hectares of breathtaking landscape and private coastline, amidst a backdrop of olive and lemon groves. The hotel offers an array of facilities, all of which have been carefully designed for families. Thoughtful touches include complimentary children’s sun cream and mini dressing gowns. Children’s menus can be ordered in advance ensuring contented smiles at dinner. All guest rooms sleep two, however to accommodate families of all sizes, rooms with interconnecting doors are available. Enjoy treasure hunts, trips to nearby coves and scenic bike rides followed by pampering parent and child massages in the spa.

This exclusive retreat, built in the style of an authentic Apulian village, combines tradition with luxury. Located between the mountains and Adriatic Sea, this expansive resort borders San Domenico golf course and brims with the scent of jasmine. Youngsters will love exploring the gardens and nurturing their own mini vegetable patch. Families can create delicious dishes together at the cookery school, whilst the thrill of windsurfing at the beach club and the challenge of the Tennis Academy will appeal to teenagers. Borgo offers two distinct areas with an array of accommodation; stay in one of only seven Grand Suites located in ‘La Corte’, the resort’s central building.

Sicily, Italy

Puglia, Italy

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

60m infinity pool

Swimming pools

Two 18-hole and one 9-hole Kyle Phillips-designed golf courses

Beach clubs

Jeep driving, horse riding, quad and mountain biking

Vair Spa

Flying time to Catania: 3 hours

Flying time to Bari / Brindisi: 2 hours 45 minutes

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights with breakfast from £4760 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £4920 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Grand Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Welcome gift for children

Carrier Exclusive - Welcome gift for children

Save up to £2080

Save up to £870

Complimentary kids’ club and teens’ club

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Anassa

Polis, Cyprus

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel – Cyprus

Situated close to the remote Akamas Peninsula and exuding the charm of a Byzantine village, Anassa is ideal for independent families seeking space and relaxation. Splash about in one of three swimming pools or head to one of the island’s finest beaches for a plethora of watersports. The resort also has its own luxury yacht for private family cruises around the peninsula. During the summer months, the Smiling Dolphin Club will entertain children with cookery lessons and mini Olympics whilst older ones relax in the Hercules Teens Club. Children’s menus brimming with the region’s finest ingredients are offered in Amphora and Pelagos Restaurants with the option of earlier dining times.

Located near to the charming town of Paphos, Aphrodite Hills ensures the whole family is entertained. Known for its 18-hole championship golf course which chases through olive groves and dramatic ravines, the resort also offers blissful pampering in its Greco-Roman style spa where mother-to-be treatments are a speciality. Particularly impressive for children is the Pirates Village which features an expansive adventure playground, pool and wealth of fun activities in shaded play areas. The Grotto Fun Club is a huge hit with teens as is the sports academy where golf and tennis skills can be advanced. In the evening, rendezvous at The Village Square in the heart of the resort for open-air West End style musicals or films.

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Extensive watersports

18-hole championship golf course

Near to Akamas Nature Reserve

Retreat Spa

Thalassa Spa

Nature trails and walks, horse riding and mountain biking

Flying time to Paphos: 4 hours 25 minutes

Flying time to Paphos: 4 hours 25 minutes

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights with breakfast from £5580 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Studio Suites, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £4295 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two interconnecting Deluxe Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - One complimentary family meal

Complimentary group golf and tennis lesson / Kids’ activity programme and teens’ club

Save up to £2450

Complimentary kids’ club

Save up to £1890

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Porto Sani Village & Spa

The Westin Resort

With its all-suite luxury and private club atmosphere, this family-owned resort promises an unforgettable escape close to the heart of Sani Resort and the lively marina with its shopping piazza and plentiful restaurants. Families can head for the exclusive residents-only Blue Flag beach or lounge by the breathtaking lagoon-style swimming pool, with separate children’s pool and complimentary sunbeds. Above all, parents can relax in the knowledge that children are well cared for, from the Babe Watch babysitting on the beach to the Worldwide Kids’ Club Crèche and Mini Club. The resort’s menus also have a healthy selection of children’s favourites, along with exotic fruit shakes they will adore.

Relax in this peaceful retreat, next to the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea, in an area that has been shaped by 4,500 years of history. Parents will love the fact that overnight stays are possible at the resort’s dedicated children’s clubs, Cocoon and SandCastle which invites younger guests to go ‘Indiana’ and become a junior archaeologist. For children with extra energy to burn, there are a wide range of high octane outdoor activities available including ropes course, mountain biking and hiking. Following an action-packed day, enjoy family time at the American Diner, complete with four-lane bowling alley and cinema. Then retreat to your spacious Deluxe Room, the perfect base from which to explore this laid-back resort.

Halkidiki, Greece

Costa Navarino, Greece

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Range of dining options from à la carte to brasserie snacks

The Agora, authentic village centre with range of dining options

Watersports including PADI dive centre

Dunes Golf Club

Spa Suite offering tailor-made treatments

Anazoe Spa and Thalassotherapy

Flying time to Thessaloniki: 3 hours 25 minutes

Flying time to Kalamata: 4 hours 40 minutes

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights half board from £2720 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Suite Garden View, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £3650 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - One complimentary crèche session per family

Complimentary children’s meals with drinks / Complimentary kids’ club / Sports centre

Save up to £820

In-room PlayStation on request / Complimentary Mini Club / Toddler bathrobes

Save up to £1260

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Domes of Elounda Crete, Greece

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa – Crete, Greece

Winner of Condé Nast Johansen’s ‘Most Excellent Family Friendly Hotel 2012’, this boutique beach resort is perfect for a family escape. Luxurious Family Suites provide space, privacy and all the amenities to make this a home from home including bathrobes, slippers and mini bar snacks for children. After a hard day having fun at The Domes Crèche and Kids’ Club, children will love the organic milk and biscuit turn down service. Family dining options include the Michelin-starred 1910 and Tholos; both of which are equipped with highchairs, drawing pads and crayons. Visit in July and August to experience the ‘Annual Festival de la Gastronomie’, a mouth-watering culinary festival which will satisfy the most varied palates.

This restful resort has exclusive access to a private beach club offering a safe haven for children. Let them splash around in a choice of swimming pools or retreat to the sanctuary of your accommodation and take a dip in your private infinity pool. Upon arrival, younger guests receive a teddy bear, paints and crayons. Playgrounds and swimming pools will ensure your little ones are suitably entertained. Every Wednesday, children over five years can take part in the Tennis Happy Hour, enjoying lessons with instructor Catherine. Spend precious family time on a caique, a traditional wooden fishing boat cruising the sparkling blue sea, anchoring for a delicious lunch made especially for you by the hotel’s chef.

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Private sandy beach offering watersports

Choice of five distinct restaurants

Array of exceptional dining options

Ultimate Guest Service offering bespoke itineraries

The Soma Spa

Award-winning Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy

Flying time to Heraklion: 4 hours 40 minutes

Flying time to Heraklion: 4 hours 40 minutes

Children Stay Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights with breakfast from £2650 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Standard Family Suite Garden View with Outdoor Jacuzzi, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £3680 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Superior Bungalow Sea Views, including flights and private transfers plus:

Complimentary full board for children / One complimentary soft drink with meals for children / Daily complimentary ice cream for children / Complimentary entry to Cretaquarium for children

Carrier Exclusive - One complimentary family lunch

Save up to £880

Save up to £850

Complimentary kids’ club / Complimentary children’s bathroom amenities / Complimentary children’s bathrobes

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh – Red Sea, Egypt

Kasbah Tamadot

Whether the idea of sunset trekking in the Sinai Desert appeals to your family or the thought of languishing by the free-form swimming pool, this Red Sea resort offers a spectacular combination of luxury and natural beauty. Families are made to feel special as soon as they arrive. Younger guests will be eager to dive into the dedicated children’s pool and then dry off on the mini sun-loungers. They will also receive a gift and toiletries plus a personal invitation to visit the Kids For All Seasons Club. Relax at the pool’s island bar as they throw themselves into a cornucopia of activities ranging from mini-chef cooking classes to pirate ship building. A family snorkelling trip is a must – the sea teems with colour.

Relaxation is top of the agenda for you and your family at Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat. The hotel lies in extensive grounds at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains; breathtaking surroundings can be explored on foot, mountain bike or on Peppermint and Paprika - the resident mules. Kasbah Kids creates tailored activities to suit your child; they can enjoy an outdoor infinity pool party, a relaxing manicure with the spa therapists or a four-wheel drive excursion in the mountains. By night, children can tantalise their tastebuds with local Moroccan cuisine from the young diners menu in the Kanoun Restaurant before stargazing the night sky through the telescope.

Near Marrakech, Morocco

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Several dining options including in-room dining

Asounfou Spa with hammam and indoor pool

Spa and Wellness Centre

Antique adorned rooms and suites

Complimentary fitness classes

Dramatic views from the rooftop terrace

Flying time to Sharm El Sheikh: 5 hours

Flying time to Marrakech: 3 hours 30 minutes

Children Stay Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights with breakfast from £3395 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Two Bedroom Gezira Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

4 nights with breakfast from £2565 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Superior Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

Complimentary babysitting / Complimentary laundry for children / Complimentary toiletries for children / Welcome gift for children

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary mule ride for children

Save up to £1050

Save up to £560

Complimentary meals and soft drinks for children up to six years old / Complimentary kids' activities

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Four Seasons Resort Marrakech

Mazagan Beach Resort

Families staying at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech are ideally placed to explore and absorb the culture of this captivatingly exotic city, set across from the Menara Gardens with an easy stroll to the Medina. Flood your senses with the fragrances and colours of the legendary souks or journey to a traditional Berber village - a trip full of immersive activities such as riding camels in the desert and sand boarding on the dunes. Connecting rooms with a private foyer and dedicated family pool ensures families can have their own space yet be together. The renowned Kids for All Seasons programme and Young Adult Centre affords you the spare time to enjoy an indulgent massage at Le Spa.

As grand as it is family friendly, Mazagan is one of Morocco’s newest luxury destinations managed by Kerzner. In addition to a glorious stretch of beach, swimming pools and a links golf course, there are seasonal watersports, tennis and cookery classes to satisfy the need for excitement. There are no fewer than three children’s clubs catering for all ages - special events, nature trips, the opportunity to go horseback riding in nearby Doukkala and themed evenings are all part of a busy diary designed to keep children, and parents, blissfully happy. As a family, enjoy evenings on the beach under Moroccan caïdale tents; experience belly dancers, snake charmers, falconry shows and discover Moroccan arts and crafts.

Morocco

El Jadida, Morocco

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Five restaurants and lounges

Ten restaurants and bars

Family pool and adult only pool

18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player

Le Spa

ESPA Spa, beauty salon and fitness centre

Flying time to Marrakech: 3 hours 30 minutes

Flying time to Casablanca: 3 hours

Child Stays Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights with breakfast from £4520 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Superior Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights full board from £3930 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two King Rooms with Pool View, including flights and private transfers plus:

Complimentary kids’ club / Complimentary teens' centre / 50% reduction on children’s meals / Complimentary baby and child toiletries

Complimentary kids’ club / Complimentary teens’ club

Save up to £1110

Save up to £960

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1350 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


Caribbean & Mexico Slow your life right down in the Caribbean and take it at your own pace away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Kick-back and remember how good it is to spend time with the people that mean the most to you in one of the most laid-back destinations imaginable. Sun-kissed islands offer the perfect getaway for the whole family. Barbados welcomes each family member with its infectious smile – young football and cricket enthusiasts will love the Barbados Sports Club in August with its star coaches; Antigua is an utterly relaxed island with icing sugar beaches and unpretentious charm; Saint Lucia conjures up vivid images of banana and cocoa plantations, steamy sulphurous springs and volcanic plugs rising majestically from the sea; the pink sandy beaches of The Bahamas provide the perfect haven for your little ones and Jamaica is the place to throw off your shoes and tune into the island’s Reggae rhythm.


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Sandy Lane Barbados

Consistently ranked as one of the best hotels in the Caribbean and a celebrity favourite, Sandy Lane is also impressively family-friendly. A swimming pool, superlative facilities for children and three acclaimed golf courses complement the crescent-shaped beach. Great emphasis is also placed upon dining, whether its gourmet cuisine in signature restaurant l’Acajou or all-day dining at beachfront Bajan Blue. Oversized rooms and valet-serviced suites are spread between four wings giving ocean or garden views and terraces that double as alfresco living areas. Teens can play games in The Den, be pampered with a manicure at The Spa or swim with Hawksbill turtles in the crystal waters. Decorated with bright new murals, The Treehouse Club hosts pool parties and themed dinners for three to 12 year olds whilst The Lounge, a new exclusive state-of-the-art facility, will delight young adults. Leisure pursuits for families include golf, tennis and watersports whilst tranquil days are spent on the beach where personalised service awaits, including reserved seating and tropical refreshments.

Resort Highlights –

Coral sand beach

Views of Barbados’ platinum coast

The Spa at Sandy Lane

Beach Club for a range of watersports

Four restaurants and private dining

Culinary school

Wine cellar Flying time to Barbados: 8 hours 35 minutes

Ultimate Family Escape

Save up to £3160

7 nights with breakfast from £9300 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Orchid Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus: Complimentary dinner for children / Unlimited use of Treehouse children’s club / Complimentary family lunch / Complimentary gift for children

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7602 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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The Jalousie Plantation, Sugar Beach Saint Lucia

Lying between the Pitons on a halcyon sandy beach, this resort offers families a unique opportunity to enjoy nature at its best. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, youngsters will particularly enjoy shell collecting and fish feeding along the beachfront. Storytelling, craft making and dance classes will educate children aged five to 12 at the Learning Club whilst you relax in the treehouse-style treatment rooms at the Rainforest Spa. They will discover the local environment with visits to the volcano and Diamond Falls and learn about marine biology on glass bottom boat tours. If you can tear them away, take a nature walk under the rainforest canopy together or head to the beach for complimentary watersports including snorkelling and pedalos.

Resort Highlights –

Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Rainforest Spa

Large swimming pool

PADI dive facility

Four tennis courts

80 rooms and hotel villas

Near to Soufrière Town for drive-in volcano, mud baths and botanical gardens Flying time to Saint Lucia: 8 hours 40 minutes

Satisfy your family’s gourmet cravings in the charming, old-world Great Room, the Palm Court Terrace for afternoon tea or at Bayside on the beach. Furnished in captivating plantation style, families can choose between the one or two-bedroom villas on the hillside or the two-bedroom bungalows on the beach.

Children Stay & Eat Free

Save up to £1890

7 nights half board from £6390 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Superior Luxury Villa, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Family movie night in with pizza delivery and popcorn Complimentary half board

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Carlisle Bay Antigua

Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular choice for families attracted by its relaxed and informal atmosphere, child-friendly facilities and position on one of the island’s best beaches. Situated against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest, this contemporary resort offers idyllic family accommodation with two-bedroomed Beach Suites and three-bedroomed Carlisle Suites - all with cool, calm interiors, terrace or balcony and breathtaking sea views. Younger ones are made to feel at home from the outset as they receive their own mini bathrobe, a welcome pack and toy boxes on the beach. Guests aged two to six years have complimentary access to the Cool Kids Club for days of fun-filled activities. Follow with a complimentary high tea in Upper Indigo, one of three fine restaurants, meaning children can dine a little earlier. During school holidays, Crew Blue will excite children aged seven to 12 years with Hobie Cat sailing, swimming with stingrays and mini rainforest hikes, whilst teenagers zip-line through the forest or attend a mocktail workshop as part of the Crush activity programme. Brush up on your family’s tennis skills with private professional tuition before a movie with popcorn in the luxurious screening room, complete with Italian leather armchairs.

Resort Highlights –

Award-winning Blue Spa

East, one of Antigua’s finest restaurants

Swimming pool

Open-air yoga and pilates pavilion

PADI dive centre

Futuristic library

82 spacious suites

30 minutes drive from the capital St John’s Flying time to Antigua: 8 hours 20 minutes

Children Stay Free

Save up to £2460 7 nights all-inclusive from £7880 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Beach Balcony Suite, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Six hours complimentary babysitting / Complimentary 50 minute spa treatment

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7602 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Colony Club

Elbow Beach

Set amidst seven acres of sub-tropical gardens, this oceanfront hotel on the famed platinum coast features family-friendly accommodation and restaurants coupled with first-class recreational facilities. Start the day with a relaxed breakfast in-room or on your terrace. Lagoon-style rock pools meander through the gardens towards a palm-fringed beach, where youngsters will revel in the choice of complimentary watersports at the Aqua School, including water skiing, paddle boarding and sailing. Challenge your family with a friendly tennis match or swim with the turtles in crystal clear waters. During the holidays, children can make new friendships at the Kids Korner as they paint t-shirts and play beach cricket.

Due to its climate, the best time to visit Bermuda is in the summer months. Ideal for a laid-back family holiday, Elbow Beach is located on a private beach with secluded cottages dotted throughout 50 acres of lush gardens. Managed by Mandarin Oriental, there is naturally a strong emphasis on personal service and an enviable choice of on-site amenities. During the summer months, the Kids’ Club provides events for guests aged five to 12. Families can enjoy horse riding along the beach or world-class snorkelling and scuba diving. Children’s menus feature in all restaurants; gourmet Mediterranean cuisine is served at the Lido beachside whilst more casual options include Mickey’s Bistro on the beach.

Barbados

Bermuda

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Palm-fringed beach

Spa and free-form swimming pool

Four lagoon-style freshwater swimming pools

Private sandy beach

Signature beachside grill and other on-site dining

Five tennis courts

Flying time to Barbados: 8 hours 35 minutes

Flying time to Bermuda: 7 hours 25 minutes

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights with breakfast from £3365 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Pool or Garden View Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £5500 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Premier Garden Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Children stay and eat free

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary breakfast / US$100 spa credit per stay

Save up to £935

Save up to £880

Welcome pack for children

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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The Cove Atlantis

One&Only Ocean Club

Ideally located within the vast Atlantis resort, this chic all-suite hotel offers your family privacy and sophistication. Enjoy complimentary access to the myriad water attractions including the Power Tower slides at Aquaventure or visit Dolphin Cay to become a Trainer for a Day. Whilst you relax at Cain at The Cove, an adults only ultra-pool, youngsters aged six to 12 can create fruit sushi or be on the cover of a magazine. Teens can discover the incomparable ruins of an ancient lost world before a visit to Crush nightclub, parents can join them until 8pm when it becomes teens only. For a more tranquil time together, step onto the white sands of The Cove beach, exclusively for guests of The Cove Atlantis.

Nestled peacefully on the soft white sands of the north shore, One&Only Ocean Club is the island’s most refined resort. Children can join trained chefs in the culinary academy or learn tips from the resident golf and tennis pros as part of the One&Only expert series. Parents and children alike will enjoy a visit to nearby Atlantis for a host of activities including the world-class marina, Dolphin Cay and water slides - complimentary transportation is provided. Further leisure pursuits include diving and chartering luxury yachts for day sails to private out-islands. For those seeking secluded living areas for families, residential-style villas are set above the beach, complete with private infinity-edge pools.

Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Paradise Island, The Bahamas

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Marina

One&Only Spa

Aura nightclub and casino

Two swimming pools, separate family pool

Golf and Mandara Spa

Tom Weiskopf’s 18-hole golf course

Flying time to The Bahamas: 9 hours 30 minutes

Flying time to The Bahamas: 9 hours 30 minutes

Children Stay Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights from £5440 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Ocean Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights from £4620 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Garden View Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - US$100 family resort credit per stay

Carrier Exclusive - US$200 family resort credit per stay

Save up to £560

Save up to £760

Complimentary KidsOnly club / Access to Atlantis Aquaventure water park / Welcome pack for children

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7602 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Half Moon, A RockResort

Spice Island Beach Resort

Located on Jamaica’s northern coast with expansive grounds, spacious accommodation and myriad recreational and dining facilities, Half Moon is the ideal retreat for families. Explore the beauty of your tropical surroundings as you horse ride through Half Moon’s Nature Reserve or take an ocean dip with your horse along the miles of pristine beachfront. The Dolphin Lagoon, only available to guests, enables you and your loved ones to meet, play and swim with these incredible creatures on-site. Children can create puppet shows in Tacoomah Hut at the Anancy Children’s Village whilst The Hype Zone is just for teens, where tennis clinics, nature walks and watersports will keep them entertained.

Owned and run by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family, this all-suite boutique resort knows just what is needed for the perfect family getaway. Aside from time spent on the sands of Grand Anse beach, adventurous family activities include complimentary watersports; chase after schools of brightly coloured fish among the coral reefs or take a ride on a Hobie Cat. Sailing charters are also available. The complimentary Nutmeg Pod adds spice to the children’s stay; guests aged three to 12 can enjoy games and healthy snacks - and parents are welcome too. By night, you and your junior gourmands can savour authentic local specialties in a fine dining atmosphere at Oliver’s whilst listening to the sounds of calypso, reggae and steel bands.

Jamaica

Grenada

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Fern Tree, A RockResorts Spa®

Grand Anse beach

18-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. golf course

Free-form pool

Captain’s Water Sports and Dive Centre

Dive centre and watersports

Flying time to Jamaica: 9 hours 50 minutes

Flying time to Grenada: 10 hours 40 minutes with a 1 hour stopover

Children Stay Free

Child Stays Free

7 nights all-inclusive from £5370 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Superior Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £5070 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing an Oleander Garden Suite, including flights and private transfers.

Save up to £575

Save up to £1370

Carrier Exclusive - Children stay free on all-inclusive Very Important Little Persons check-in with special gift and welcome drink

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Cap Maison

Fairmont Mayakoba

At this elegant boutique resort and spa set atop an ocean bluff, families can take a tree top gondola ride or sail on Brig Unicorn featured in 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. The culinary emphasis is on using fresh seasonal produce; children can experience their first bite of sweet plantain before sipping on the Children’s Mocktail of the Day. The Cliff at Cap Restaurant provides an earlier dining time on request or opt to dine in-room; Villa Suites come with the added advantage of a full kitchen - a stocked fridge can be arranged for arrival. Designed to be as flexible as possible, accommodation will suit multi-generational families. For something a little different, camp out one night to watch the turtles come ashore.

This 47-acre resort is set alongside one of the world’s largest reefs. Families can enjoy complimentary daily boat tours with an ecology expert or prepare unique recipes in a cooking class. For a more relaxing time, retreat to the pools where young ones will delight on the waterslide. Children aged four to 12 can enjoy a programme of activities at the Discovery Club and Adventure Camp or join in Fairmont Fit for Kids whilst budding golfers practice their swing with free games at El Camaleón. Young diners can enjoy healthier cuisine as the brand’s Lifestyle Cuisine programme has recently been expanded to include children’s menus at El Puerto, La Laguna and Las Brisas Restaurant - which also have kids’ only areas.

Saint Lucia

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Two pools

18-hole El Camaleón golf course designed by Greg Norman

Gym and spa

20,000 sq ft Willow Stream Spa

Walk-in wine cellar and rum sommelier

Free-form pools including infinity-edge pool

Flying time to Saint Lucia: 8 hours 40 minutes

Flying time to Cancun: 11 hours

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights with breakfast from £5770 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Two Bedroom Villa Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights all-inclusive from £5820 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Fairmont View Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Children's starter food pack with crisps, soft drinks, cookies and ice cream

Carrier Exclusive - Children stay, play and eat free / Complimentary room upgrade

Complimentary four hours babysitting per day / Children's bathrobe, toy box and selection of DVDs

Complimentary use of BMW bikes

Save up to £850

Save up to £2560

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7602 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


Florida Exuberant and exciting, the Sunshine State is a major draw for families with Disney-mad children. Make this your family's playground and immerse yourselves in high octane rollercoaster rides, sip freshly squeezed orange juice and sample Florida’s famous key lime pie. Delve a little deeper than the theme parks and you will find peaceful backwaters and an endless array of sandy beaches where the rollerblading, iron-pumping locals are a delight to watch. Skim the endless sea of grasses in the Everglades, home to innumerable species of wildlife such as dolphins, turtles and all manner of exotic birds. Charter a deep sea fishing boat and see the Florida Keys, North America’s only tropical reef, up close. Days in Orlando overflow with exciting adventures that will make both you and your children beam with joyful amazement.


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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Orlando, Florida Just five minutes from the Magic Kingdom Park, this flagship deluxe Disney resort offers exciting entertainment, world-class dining and luxury accommodation. Situated on the white sand shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is connected to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot by monorail, making it easy to navigate. Resort guests also benefit from extended park opening hours to optimise your family’s ride time. Little ones will be mesmerised by the daily Wonderland Tea Parties, where they can decorate cakes and listen to whimsical stories told by famous Disney characters. The Pirate Adventures around the lagoon are equally enthralling; children dress in pirate bandanas and search for buried treasure. Teenage guests over 14 can take advantage of the state-of-the-art exercise equipment at the Health Club. For a family afternoon on the lagoon, hire a watercraft followed by dinner together in one of the resort’s six restaurants.

Resort Highlights –

Preferred access to five championship Walt Disney World golf courses

Movie under the stars

Crystal clear beach pool soak with splash and slide

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast Flying time to Orlando: 9 hours 30 minutes

Guest rooms are a heavenly haven and are the perfect location to end an enchanting day whilst watching the nightly firework display from the comfort of your private balcony or patio.

Children Stay Free 7 nights from £6170 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Garden View Room, including flights and private transfers.

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1349 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Reunion Resort Orlando, Florida

Located within minutes of some of Florida’s most popular attractions – Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld – this private oasis, set in 2,300 acres of landscaped grounds, offers the comfort and casual lifestyle of a small town with the amenities of a luxury resort. Younger guests will adore making friends and working as a team to win prizes on a Kids Crew scavenger hunt or learning about local wildlife on a nature hike. Teenagers will love the thrill of the 110 foot waterslide and lazy river ride at the multi-acre water park. Enjoy family time together by renting bikes or walking the resort’s scenic trails, followed by a sumptuous meal in one of four excellent restaurants.

Resort Highlights –

Six dining options

Boutique spa

Three signature golf courses

Award-winning tennis complex

Community playgrounds

Fitness centre Flying time to Orlando: 9 hours 30 minutes

Unwind after a day of family fun polishing your skills on the golf course, whilst your children have an exhilarating lesson at the award-winning tennis complex. Retreat to your Deluxe Villa; spacious and complete with a fully equipped kitchen - perfect for families.

Children Stay Free 7 nights from £6120 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Deluxe Villa, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - US$100 resort credit Welcome gift for children

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida

This exceptional five hundred acre oasis offers the best of both worlds, located less than 15 minutes from Universal Orlando and SeaWorld, yet set amidst lush natural gardens and lakes for a peaceful contrast to the chaos of the theme parks. Ritz Kids activities have been designed with nature in mind. Youngsters are invited daily to feed fish in the lake, release ladybirds into the wild and meander through the butterfly garden. Little explorers can even join the resort’s resident nature rangers on outdoor pursuits. Older children will love the challenge of the golf course, relaxing in the lazy river pool and being pampered in the teen spa with a manicure or facial.

Resort Highlights –

11 exceptional dining establishments

18-hole Greg Norman-designed golf course

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Caddie Concierge programme

Spa with 40 treatment rooms

Award-winning tennis complex Flying time to Orlando: 9 hours 30 minutes

Wind down after an exciting day by spending quality family time together on a private guided eco-tour on Shingle Creek, the headwaters to the Florida Everglades, or learning to fly fish on Shingle Pond. Slow the pace down even further by lounging in poolside cabanas complete with personal concierge service, or on the panoramic balcony of your guest room taking in breathtaking views of the magnificent gardens.

Children Stay Free

Save up to £300

7 nights with breakfast from £4920 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Deluxe Garden View Room, including flights and private transfers plus: Complimentary meals and ice cream for children / Savings card / Special children’s check-in

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1349 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando®– Florida

The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach

Located minutes from Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands of Adventure® theme parks, Loews offers guests exclusive access to selected rides ensuring long queues are avoided. The expansive resort recreates the sights and sounds of the Italian Riviera with its cobbled streets, outdoor cafés and warm hospitality. Take the complimentary water taxi to one of eight dining experiences and enjoy a culinary tour of Italy. In true Italian style, priority is given to younger guests with Fisher-Price welcome gifts, poolside dining featuring children's menus and evening movies. This is the perfect family hotel if you seek a tranquil atmosphere after a pulsating day on the rollercoasters.

Discover South Florida’s alluring coast at the captivating Ritz-Carlton, where barefoot elegance and luxury abound. Set in seven acres of lush tropical gardens, a few steps from the ocean, this stylish hotel is famed for its personalised service. Terrace guest rooms offer families a private residence-feel and are located within easy access of the resort’s pools, pristine sandy beach and range of delicious dining venues. Film@Coast offers teenagers the opportunity to film their surfing adventures with a waterproof video camera, learn to edit footage and add a soundtrack. The Ritz Kids AquaNuts programme presents a fabulous choice of activities for younger guests; the ‘Kids Night Out’ without parents is a particular favourite.

Florida

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Three beautifully themed swimming pools

Eau Spa

Mandara Spa and fitness centre

Three tennis courts

Priority seating at select Universal Orlando® theme park restaurants

Bicycle rental with helmets, locks and infant seats

Flying time to Orlando: 9 hours 30 minutes

Children Stay Free 7 nights from £5480 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Garden View Room, including flights and private transfers.

Flying time to Miami: 9 hours 45 minutes

Children Stay Free

Save up to £110

7 nights from £4970 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Lanai Terrace Room, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary kids' club access for the second child

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Acqualina Resort & Spa

Longboat Key Club & Resort

Nestled between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Sunny Isles Beach is a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle of South Beach. Do not be fooled by the multi-storey exterior of Acqualina Resort. Once inside, you will discover a boutique hotel, an expansive ESPA oceanfront spa and lavish residences, making it a must-stay destination in South Florida where you will feel more like a local than a tourist. Whilst you relax by one of four pools or at the private beach club complete with butler service, the children will love the resort’s unique marine biology-based activity programme. Luxurious oceanfront suites, featuring gourmet kitchens and heavenly king-size beds, are sure to become your home from home.

With the feel of a tropical island yet within easy reach of the shops, theatres and museums of Sarasota, this family-friendly resort on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico is the epitome of laid-back luxury. Let the private, pristine white sand beach become your family’s playground. Kick off your shoes and delight as the warm Gulf water tickles your toes. Children have a world of fun at their fingertips at the Kids Klub whilst active teens will adore making friends over an exhilarating game of beach volleyball; they can even try their hand at boogie-boarding and kayaking. Elegant suites have kitchenettes and a dinner table for four making an in-room feast the perfect end to an action-packed day.

Sunny Isles Beach, Miami

Longboat Key, Florida

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Three restaurants

9,000 sq ft Island House Spa, heated Gulf-front pool and Jacuzzi

Fitness centre

Six superb restaurants

Five minutes from world-famous Bal Harbour shops

Award-winning tennis gardens

Flying time to Miami : 9 hours 45 minutes

Flying time to Tampa: 9 hours 45 minutes

Children Stay Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights from £7170 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights from £4270 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Club Suite with Golf Course View, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Milk and cookies on arrival

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary kids' club access / Milk and cookies on arrival

Save up to £610

US$280 spa credit per adult

Save up to £140

Complimentary golf

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1349 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


Indian Ocean & Arabia Enchanting palm-fringed beaches await, great expanses of soft white sands abound and kick-off-your-shoes escapism lies ahead. Sun-filled days beckon, as do exhilarating watersports from snorkelling to deep sea fishing. Gaze deep into cobalt blue seas and get close to some of the most exotic creatures ever to grace the water. Mauritius offers laid-back luxury and surprises with a backdrop of jagged peaks and pristine coastline. The Maldives promise blissful relaxation, amid white sands and whispering coconut palms. Dubai is the perfect family playground; set your heart racing at the Wild Wadi Water Park; go dune bashing and speed through the desert in a four-wheel drive and savour a family brunch at one of Dubai’s many restaurants, where donning a chef’s hat and stepping into the kitchen to help is de rigueur.


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One&Only Le Saint Géran East Coast, Mauritius

Nestled peacefully on the silver white sands of its own private peninsula, this relaxed and private retreat is a sublime sanctuary for families. Its sheltered lagoon and calm waters provide a spectacular backdrop to some of the most memorable activities for children, from Mauritian Sega dancing to cookery classes where young chefs are provided with personalised uniforms. Night time treasure hunts and banana-boating are ideal for little adventurers, while active families are in for a treat with golf initiations, mini beach Olympics, and an array of complimentary watersports with specially adapted equipment for children. Follow a fun-filled day with a visit to the spa, where the 'Family Sanctuary' package offers parents and children the opportunity to be pampered with beauty treatments including manicures, facials and massages.

Resort Highlights –

24 hour butler service

One&Only Spa and beauty centre

Fitness centre

9-hole Gary Player golf course with One&Only Golf Academy

Complimentary non-motorised watersports Flying time to Mauritius: 11 hours 50 minutes

Spacious and luxurious suites have the benefit of a 24 hour butler service giving you the option to dine in-room. Alternatively, feast at Rasoi by Vineet for contemporary Indian cuisine from Michelin-starred chef, Vineet Bhatia. The resort has also partnered with Annabel Karmel, the UK’s best-selling author on feeding babies and children and provides an exclusive menu offering tasty and nutritious meals for its young guests.

Children Stay & Eat Free

Save up to £1360

7 nights with breakfast from £6030 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Junior Suite, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary two hours babysitting Complimentary upgrade to half board / Complimentary children’s backpack

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1351 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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Constance Halaveli Resort North Ari Atoll, Maldives

Located on its own secluded island within the North Ari Atoll, the resort is blessed with a powder white wraparound beach lapped by turquoise seas. This is the perfect destination for the whole family to kick-back, relax and unwind. Choose from a range of elegant accommodations including floating Water Villas, child-friendly Family Beach Villas or spacious Double Storey Villas. Each feature a private plunge pool and are located on the beach or over water providing the opportunity to spend quality time searching for hermit crabs, spotting dolphins and watching spectacular sunsets. There is also the lure of the complimentary Kuda Club where children are able to meet new friends and learn about Maldivian life in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. With a bespoke menu for children, families can also head to the resort’s spa for a spot of pampering.

Resort Highlights –

Private plunge pool

Range of fine international and Asian cuisine

Le Spa de Constance

Non-motorised watersports

PADI dive centre

On-site tennis professional Flying time to Malé: 10 hours

The watersports are out of this world, with paddle boats for great family fun, and there is a tennis professional on-site offering tuition. After a day of full-on family activity, retreat to The Meeru Beach Grill; kick off your shoes, go barefoot and dine alfresco under a canopy of stars.

Child Stays & Eats Free

Save up to £2030

7 nights with breakfast from £5720 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Water Villa, including flights and transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary children’s dive trial / One pedicure or manicure per child / Children receive complimentary evening dining when parents book a half board meal plan

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

Luxury for parents and a paradise for children, this spacious complex offers a spectacular resort, which is stylish, chic and yet still homely. The KidsOnly Programme and two dedicated children's centres alone justify this as an idyllic family escape. Young travellers can partake in a true Arabian experience with camel rides, desert camping and learning basic Arabic. Teens can try aqua gym sports, Hobie Cat sailing instruction, basketball, golf putting tournaments, water skiing and windsurfing. The Rotisserie and Olives Restaurant are both ideally suited for families, with casual indoor or outdoor feet-in-the-sand dining and a delicious buffet offering many child-friendly dishes.

Resort Highlights –

Range of restaurants, lounges and bars

Swimming pools

Watersports centre

Tennis courts

Interconnecting rooms available on request

KidsOnly Club Flying time to Dubai: 7 hours

Dubai’s souks burst with gold and spices as its skyline rises at dizzying speed. Adventure as a family on a sightseeing tour, revealing both the modern and historical treasures of Arabia.

Children Stay & Eat Free

Save up to £900

5 nights half board from £4020 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Superior Deluxe Room at The Palace, including flights and private transfers plus: Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary private Dubai city tour for children One complimentary admission to Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1351 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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One&Only Reethi Rah

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

To the Maldives aficionado, this resort offers the ultimate in cosseted seclusion; with its discreetly placed villas being some of the largest in the world, this is an exceptional choice for families. Each fronts its own stretch of sugar white shore or private deck overlooking the enchanting lagoon. Staff are unfailingly attentive, activities are endless. The local island experiences are unforgettable; take a family excursion onboard a traditional dhoni and visit a desert island for a deluxe picnic on a secluded ‘Robinson Crusoe’ sandbank. The resort’s KidsOnly programme and teen activities are carefully tailored to younger guests’ needs, offering everything from swimming lessons to exciting treasure hunts.

It is hard to imagine a more idyllic family destination than this, an oasis spanning two islands, with a choice of Beach Villas set on pristine white coral sand or Water Villas built on stilts over the lagoon. Children are spoilt for thrills. They can join certified divers at Manta Point or explore the depths in the Nemo three-person mini submarine. There are glass bottom boat trips, snorkel safaris and opportunities to spot whale sharks and dolphins. To round it all off, a visit to the unique children’s Ice Cream Spa is a must. For adults, the Over-water Spa with its infinity-edge pool is one of the most ravishing we have seen. The world-class restaurants are renowned for fine cuisine, most notably Ithaa, the unique underwater restaurant.

North Malé Atoll, Maldives

South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Choice of exceptional dining venues

Open-air Starlight Cinema

One&Only Spa by ESPA

Watersports and dive centre

Watersports and fitness centre

Seven restaurants and four bars

Flying time to Malé: 10 hours

Flying time to Malé: 10 hours

Children Stay Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights half board from £8520 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Beach Villa, including flights and transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £6960 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Beach Villa, including flights and transfers plus:

Complimentary access to KidsOnly Club

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary dolphin cruise for children

Save up to £4430

Save up to £3440

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa

Atlantis The Palm

The mention of a ‘turtle quest’ never fails to have the children jumping with anticipation. It is just one of the many wonderful experiences they can look forward to on this three kilometre-long island where Shangri-La hospitality awaits. There are nature trails to discover on foot or by bicycle, perfect for glimpses of the exotic local wildlife or your family can join a dolphin cruise or go sunset sailing. Children will want to dive into a range of activities such as exploring the island for hidden treasures with Young Pirates, learning culinary secrets with the chefs, embarking on a jungle adventure or crab hunting on the beach. By night, round off an idyllic day dining by torchlight under the banyan trees in the jungle.

Outlandishly child-friendly, this vast resort is the ultimate aquatic playground for families. Unrivalled facilities include Arabia’s largest water themed attraction, an underwater habitat home to 65,000 marine animals and a dolphin conservation centre. Children can learn the art of being an animator, take an underwater safari and join the Atlantis culinary team as a chef. Teens will love Club Rush, a fully supervised, mocktail-serving private club. Parents can attribute credit to their child’s account giving them the freedom to spend as they wish. With a beautiful stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, 19 dining choices including four celebrity chef restaurants, a nightclub, spa and fitness club, everything your family needs is at the resort.

Addu Atoll, Maldives

Dubai

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights –

9-hole golf course

Marine and Waterpark

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La

Dolphin Bay

Watersports including scuba diving and snorkelling

ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Flying time to Dubai: 7 hours

Flying time to Malé: 10 hours

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights half board from £7100 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Pool Villa, including flights and transfers plus:

5 nights half board from £4180 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Deluxe Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Save up to £710

Save up to £2520

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary family cooking class with the chef

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary private Dubai city tour for children

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1351 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


40 / Indian Ocean & Arabia

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam Peninsula, Oman

Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa – Muscat, Oman

For a family adventure, journey to the vertiginous cliffs of the Musandam Peninsula. Resembling a traditional Omani village, rustic-chic designed accommodations front an expansive sandy beach and private marina. Water is the focus here – laze in your villa’s private pool, snorkel in the bay, experience a customary Dhow cruise along the ocean or go fishing with a local fisherman using traditional hand lines. Young adventurers will enjoy Chaica’s Club with nature walks and feeding the goats followed by films in the early evening. Dining options are varied with a choice of three restaurants; alternatively opt for a private in-villa family barbecue or dinner in the organic garden.

This resort has earned a reputation for offering just the right blend of ingredients to make it a must-go family destination. Three hotels combine to make one unique resort. Three private beaches and six swimming pools are complemented by Al Mazaar Souk featuring GameZ for teenagers and an Adventure Zone. Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels and is exceptionally family-friendly offering the Cool Zone Kids’ Club, a toddler’s pool and separate pool for older children, along with a lazy river and the Splashpad water play area. Families can experience dolphin and whale watching in the Gulf, whilst young explorers can take a supervised dive or visit the dedicated children’s sailing school.

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Arrival experiences including speedboat and four-wheel drive

Range of restaurants, bars and lounges

Award-winning Six Senses Spa with Arabian hammams

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La

Non-motorised watersports

PADI dive centre

Flying time to Dubai: 7 hours

Flying time to Muscat: 8 hours

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights half board from £4630 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Pool Villa, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £3660 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Superior Seaview Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary family sunset cruise

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary two hours babysitting / Daily access to Adventure Zone / Complimentary ice cream for children / Complimentary camel ride for children

Save up to £2670

Save up to £380

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Frégate Island Private

Constance Ephélia Resort

Enjoy a life-affirming adventure with the family at this exclusive luxury private island; an eco-retreat with only 17 villas, positioned to guarantee ultimate privacy. Ecologists are on hand as you safari through lush forests; feed James, the island’s 150 year old giant tortoise and visit baby tortoises at the nursery. Young explorers can embark on a survival course, where they can try zip-lining, rope climbing and learn how to forage for food in the wild, with an official ‘I survived the forests of Frégate Island’ certificate to commemorate their exploits. The ultra-luxurious take on 'Robinson Crusoe' escapism continues with fire camps on the beach, complete with toasted marshmallows, storytelling and stargazing with an expert astronomer.

Ephélia is a mecca for families looking for the ultimate beach holiday combined with a generous dash of luxury. Space and choice is aplenty at this lively resort with an extensive array of facilities including numerous pools, a variety of restaurants and five boutiques. Two beautiful white sand beaches with paddle friendly shorelines are perfect for children. Choose from seven types of accommodation, including Family Villas with private courtyard garden and swimming pool. Young explorers can enjoy a unique climbing wall set amongst the distinctive granite boulders, kayaking and mangrove tours. A dining area at The Gecko Club also offers a gourmet menu for children and babies.

Inner Islands, Seychelles

Mahé, Seychelles

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Seven beaches

Complimentary non-motorised watersports

Yacht club, marina and PADI dive centre

Shiseido Pavilion beauty centre

Private butler service

New zip-wire opened May 2012

Flying time to Seychelles: 11 hours and 45 minutes

Flying time to Seychelles: 11 hours and 45 minutes

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

3 nights full board from £13710 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Villa, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £7730 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Junior Suites, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary upgrade to a Two Bedroom Villa

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary family snorkelling trip / Complimentary climbing introduction for children

Save up to £3995

Save up to £2265

Complimentary two hours babysitting per day / Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1351 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


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The Residence Mauritius

Le Touessrok

This secluded hideaway encapsulates authentic values and traditions and has honed its impeccable service over the years. The strong attention to detail at the resort is evident from a private butler assigned to each room to subtle touches such as mini slippers, bathrobes and chocolates in the childrens’ room. The Planters Kids Club is nestled in a wonderous tropical park set just steps from a magnificent beach. Children can take part in snorkelling classes, sports competitions, hikes and picnics, glass bottom boat tours and pony rides. Young guests have a wide assortment of fun meals and food activities on offer, such as making and cooking their own pizza in small baking ovens.

As winner of ‘Best Hotel for Leisure Facilities’ in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2012 and with six beaches and three separate islands, there are ample distractions for all the family. Out in the lagoon, Ile aux Cerfs is accessible only by boat and makes for an enjoyable island adventure with restaurants, bars, a spectacular championship golf course by Bernhard Langer and complimentary watersports with child-sized equipment. Young travellers can disappear into the forest at the exciting Robin Hood-themed Kids Club, tucked away with its own treehouse and heated swimming pool, or bake cookies for afternoon tea at the outdoor restaurant. Teenage guests can take part in a special photo safari or undersea walk.

East Coast, Mauritius

East Coast, Mauritius

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

The Sanctuary Spa

Access to exclusive desert island Ilot Mangénie

Beachfront restaurants

Givenchy Spa

Complimentary non-motorised watersports

Peter Burwash International Tennis Club

Flying time to Mauritius: 11 hours 50 minutes

Flying time to Mauritius: 11 hours 50 minutes

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights half board from £5410 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing interconnecting Garden View rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £5995 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Deluxe Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary room upgrade for parents

Complimentary children’s gift on arrival / Complimentary green fees (certificate required)

Save up to £1635

Complimentary VIP card providing Champagne on arrival and complimentary lunch

Save up to £1385

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


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Shanti Maurice, A Nira Resort

Paradis Hotel & Golf Club

Located on the largely untouched south coast, this spectacular resort is fast evolving into an accomplished family destination. Discover the authentic taste of Mauritius with an interactive dining experience at Grandma’s Kitchen, the real home of the grandmother of a Shanti Maurice team member. The Les Petit Dodos activities include horse riding, lakeside fishing, ice cream parties and bonfire camping. ‘Little Bee Facials’ and ‘Sleepy Feet’ massages at the ‘pop up’ spa for children under the ancient badamier tree will help channel active children into a relaxed state before bed and keep the main spa a child-free zone. Shanti Maurice recognises that families come in all shapes and sizes and a single parent offer is also available.

For active families, Paradis is the ultimate leisure resort with the largest sports centre in Mauritius. Sharing its facilities with adjacent sister hotel Dinarobin, this is undeniably one of the island’s greatest attractions in terms of quality and variety. Private coaching at the Golf Academy is designed to be fun for families and suitable for all levels. Set on the beautiful Le Morne Peninsula, with a gentle slope down to Mauritius’ largest lagoon, families can make the most of the many complimentary watersports on offer. With access to a golf buggy with each villa, your family can tour around the resort with ease. The luxury Family Suites are ideally equipped with mini bathrobes, baby products and teddies on the children’s beds.

South Coast, Mauritius

South West Coast, Mauritius

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Award-winning Nira Spa

Sports centre

Ocean-view restaurants and beachside barbecues

Wide range of watersports and boat excursions

Toddlers’ pool and games room

Eight restaurants

Flying time to Mauritius: 11 hours 50 minutes

Flying time to Mauritius: 11 hours 50 minutes

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights with breakfast from £7085 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Junior Suites, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights half board from £5855 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Junior Suite, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - One complimentary family lunch

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary family golf or tennis lesson

Save up to £4230

Save up to £1725

Complimentary half board

For your personal quotation please call 0161 492 1351 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


Far East Thailand is much more stimulating than a traditional ‘fly and flop’ holiday, making it the ideal destination for adventurous families who crave excitement yet seek tranquility in equal measure. Visit a hushed golden temple, stretch out on one of the legendary beaches, brave a tuk tuk ride or trek in the hillsides. Malaysia’s white sandy beaches, crystal seas and tantalising reefs are heaven for families of all shapes and sizes. Borneo is a wildlife lovers dream; come face-to-face with intriguing orang utans, watch turtles hatching on a secluded beach and trek with elephants. Indonesia will greet your family with a smile; the Balinese love children and this will be clearly evident from the start to the end of your journey. Bali oozes with creativity and is perfectly proportioned, making it easy to explore the whole island.

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


Far East / 45

Banyan Tree

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Whisk your family away to Laguna Phuket, one of Asia’s finest destinations and experience pristine beaches, azure waters and the exclusivity of Banyan Tree. This no-luxury-overlooked resort offers private living at its most opulent. Architecturally-dramatic Pool Villas are exquisitely styled and nestled in fragrant gardens. Navigate the resort on two wheels with complimentary bicycles. Children can become Banyan Tree Rangers and explore flora and fauna distinct to Thailand. The Quest Adventure Programme is perfect for young adults seeking adrenaline-fuelled activities, such as high ropes and abseiling. Visit the Summer Family Festival until 31 October 2012; a five-month carnival of fun and games.

A lush tropical garden spanning over half a kilometre of pristine sands coupled with a wealth of facilities makes this an ideal choice for families with children who want to run free. They will love learning circus skills and trapeze flying alongside adventurous activities including snorkelling, boat trips and elephant trekking. In addition, the hotel offers complimentary yoga for children. Unwind on the idyllic Mai Khao beach, adjacent to the Sirinath Marine National Park, famed for its nesting sea turtles. Sample the resort’s easygoing lifestyle, where dining options include Thai, Japanese, Italian and seafood; budding chefs can also learn the intricacies of fine Thai cuisine at Ginja Cook, a premier cookery school.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights –

Extensive range of dining options including in-villa barbecues

Six restaurants and five bars

Banyan Tree Spa

Ginja Cookery School

Resort-style swimming pool and watersports

Mandara Spa

Flying time to Phuket: 13 hours via Bangkok

Flying time to Phuket: 13 hours via Bangkok

Children Stay & Eat Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights half board from £6550 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Two Bedroom Pool Villa, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £4660 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing two Deluxe Sala Garden View Rooms, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary family temple tour

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary second room for children / Complimentary soft drinks and daily ice cream for children

Save up to £1990

Save up to £1360

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7603 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


46 / Far East

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay – Bali

Kick-back and relax together, explore hidden coves or set sail on a private cruise at this all-summer-long resort. Settle into your freestanding private residence and bask on the spacious deck whilst the children splash about in the private infinity-edge pool. The complimentary Kids for All Seasons Club offers activities including seashell and coral collecting whilst ‘Happy Smile Facials’ and ‘Floating Feet Pedicures’ are available in the spa. For an extreme family escapade, take a half day excursion to the Canopy Adventure at Secret Falls. For a more gentle experience, take an elephant trek safari to the dramatic Wangsaothong waterfall. By night enjoy your own private barbecue with a chef to grill your family favourites.

Unwind in a private villa perched on the shores of Jimbaran Bay, famed for its wealth of tempting seafood restaurants, and bask in the year-round tropical climate. This peaceful retreat conceals an abundance of family-friendly delights. Let little ones play in the kids-only infinity-edge Jacuzzi pool and snuggle up in fluffy child-sized bathrobes. Engage in a variety of culturally enriching crafts and games at Jimba Kids Club. Compete to become Junior Master Chef at the cookery school or head to the resort’s Teen Club; jam-packed with all the latest gadgets and outdoor pursuits such as boogie-boarding and ocean kayaks. After action-packed days, gather the family for dinner around the antique dining table.

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Choice of dining options including in-villa barbecues

Infinity pool

Fitness facilities and beach sports

Spa, fitness centre and tennis

Spa

Cookery School

Flying time to Koh Samui: 12 hours 40 minutes via Bangkok

Flying time to Bali: 15 hours via Singapore

Children Stay Free

Children Stay Free

7 nights from £6200 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Villa, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £6630 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a One Bedroom Villa, including flights and private transfers plus:

Save up to £1070

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary daily breakfast for children

Save up to £770

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary daily breakfast for children / Complimentary family dinner

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


Far East / 47

The Andaman

Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort

Set between a ten million year old rainforest, an 8,000 year old coral reef and one of the most breathtaking bays in Malaysia, this unique eco-friendly retreat is ideal for families that want to get back to nature. Guest rooms are spacious, well-equipped and provide the perfect base from which to explore; hire mountain bikes or join a daily guided Rainforest Nature Walk. For children seeking independence, the Young Explorers Club offers exciting hands-on activities which take advantage of the resort’s abundance of plantlife and wildlife - from birds and butterflies to flying lemurs. In addition, the club offers children a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feed the coral whilst teenagers become a Young Marine Biologist for a day.

Families who love nature and wildlife will fall head over heels at Borneo’s leading resort, due to its very own Orang Utan Education Centre. This unique private nature reserve provides the whole family with the opportunity to come face-to-face with one of the world’s most intelligent yet most endangered species; children can even assist the rangers caring for baby orang utans. Indulge in a variety of outdoor pursuits including deep sea fishing and all-terrain vehicle safaris. Guests aged four to 12 can engage in seashell collecting and coconut leaves weaving. At the end of an activity-filled day, unwind at one of the resort’s numerous restaurants including Western Contemporary, North Indian and Teppanyaki cuisine.

Langkawi, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Resort Highlights

Resort Highlights

Spectrum of dining options including private beachside dining

V Botanical Spa and gym

18-hole golf course Flying time to Langkawi: 13 hours 20 minutes via Kuala Lumpur

Rasa Ria’s own nature reserve

Resort-style swimming pools

The Spa at Dalit Bay Flying time to Kota Kinabalu: 15 hours via Kuala Lumpur

Children Stay Free

Children Stay & Eat Free

7 nights with breakfast from £4500 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Deluxe Rainforest Room, including flights and private transfers plus:

7 nights with breakfast from £5340 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Premier Ocean Wing room, including flights and private transfers plus:

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary breakfast for children

Carrier Exclusive - Complimentary Ranger for the Day experience

Save up to £890

Complimentary room upgrade

Save up to £320

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7603 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


South Africa Africa stirs the senses and the soul to ensure your family will return with indelible memories. Safaris capture the very essence of the bush, where the Big Five and countless other exotic species roam the grassy savannas and the endless night skies reveal a host of constellations. This is the only continent where you can observe two of the world’s largest mammals – the elephant and the whale – on one holiday; where better to bring a geography lesson to life. Vineyards abound in Cape Winelands and double up as a perfect spot for al fresco dining, accompanied by large open spaces, wonderful for running and playing; leaving you time to relax under the shade of an old oak tree.

Prices based on school holiday departures. To guarantee your child stays free, book before 30 June 2012.


South Africa / 49

Family adventures There are simply few places that can rival the breadth of experiences a family can enjoy in South Africa, one of the most ecological and culturally diverse countries in the world. There are world heritage sites, bustling waterfronts, spectacular beaches, lush gardens and bushveld to explore. There are tribal customs, adrenalin thrills and natural wonders to discover. There are some of the warmest, most hospitable people you will meet anywhere. There is no better place to enjoy the great outdoors and all she has to offer; spot whales from land amidst a canopy of indigenous flowers, walk dramatic coastlines, stargaze under some of the most spectacular skies or experience the ultimate thrill, a safari. Seeing the wonder in your child’s eyes as they spot a lion in the wild for the first time, or how they enjoy learning why a kudu has such large ears, is a truly rewarding experience. Sharing moments like these is one of the great joys of parenting. On a practical level too, South Africa can make real sense for families. With virtually the same time zone as the UK, there is no jet-lag; the cuisine is of exceptional standard and is essentially European; English is widely spoken; and a select choice of safari lodges – including all those featured here - are located in malaria-free regions. Many hotels and lodges are independently run by families who have grown up in the area and can show your children the life of a ranger and let them join local communities as they dance, play drums and listen to stories of local folklore. Time spent here as a family will be undoubtedly memorable – and possibly life-enriching. The only real question then, is where to stay.

Designed with you in mind Our team of experts will design a bespoke holiday that meets your family’s requirements, taking into account its size and age range, advising on everything from welcoming accommodation to drive times between destinations. For a selection of some of the finest family-friendly lodges and hotels in South Africa see overleaf and below for a suggested itinerary. To find out how we can tailor this to suit your family, we recommend it best to give our dedicated team a call to discuss your ideas.

Cape Town & Safari Children Stay Free Save up to £1820 per family 9 nights from £10630 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children including 5 nights with breakfast at One&Only Cape Town sharing a Marina Harbour Double Queen Room and 4 nights full board at Tswalu sharing a Motse Suite with local drinks. Flights and transfers included plus: One&Only Cape Town - Complimentary kids' club Tswalu - Complimentary return flight transfers for adults / Complimentary private vehicle, guide and tracker / Complimentary babysitting and children's activities

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7601 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


50 / South Africa

One&Only Cape Town This cosmopolitan resort, located at the heart of the V&A Waterfront bursts with family-friendly attractions. Enjoy sumptuous rooms with captivating views of Table Mountain and the exceptional KidsOnly programme. Local excursions include eagle and cheetah encounters. Fast-paced days can be followed by treatments tailored for teens at the spa, arguably the best in Cape Town.

Kurland Hotel, The Garden Route The vast estate belonging to this boutique hotel is the gem here; explore by foot, mountain bike or horse and let the kids tour the beautiful gardens with the chef, picking herbs and vegetables to create their own pizza. Children will love the private en-suite lofts above their parent’s main room; other facilities include playrooms, swimming pools and a children’s dining conservatory.

Children Stay Free Save up to £410 4 nights with breakfast from £1220 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Marina Harbour Double Queen Room plus: Complimentary KidsOnly programme

Children Stay Free Save up to £190 4 nights with breakfast from £550 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Luxury Room with Loft plus: Complimentary pony rides for children

Jaci’s Safari Lodge & Tree Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Child Stays & Eats Free Save up to £365

Jaci and Jan raised their three children whilst establishing Jaci’s Lodges, so children have always been well catered for. Family game drives are deliberately shorter, with excellent rangers who can engage younger children by teaching tracking and survival skills; toddlers even have their own jungle drives. Luxurious family suites overlook a stream where elephants bathe.

Complimentary jungle drives for children / Complimentary babysitting

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve A luxury reserve, one of the largest in South Africa, aims to excite the next generation about conservation through bespoke activities designed to inspire, educate and stimulate. Every child is welcomed with a backpack crammed full of guides and tools. Enjoy bush walks, where the whole family can watch meerkats preparing to forage.

Shamwari Game Reserve, Eastern Cape An award-winning reserve, situated amidst 25,000 hectares of countryside along the Bushmans River, specialises in bespoke safari experiences for your family. The Kids on Safari programme visits the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Centre and the Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre.

3 nights full board from £2180 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Safari Lodge Luxury Room plus:

Children Stay & Eat Free Save up to £1280 4 nights full board with local drinks from £5140 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Motse Suite plus: Complimentary return flight transfers for adults / Complimentary private vehicle, guide and tracker / Complimentary babysitting and children's activities

Child Stays & Eats Free Save up to £630 3 nights full board with local drinks from £1735 per family based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a Riverdene Lodge Luxury Room plus: Complimentary Kids on Safari programme

For your personal quotation please call 0161 491 7601 or visit www.carrier.co.uk/savings/family


All offers are subject to availability. Terms, conditions and date restrictions apply. All prices featured are based on the lowest available over school holiday dates and on two paying adults with either one or two children staying free, as stated. Sandy Lane, Barbados is not included in the free child place offer.

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