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WORLDWIDE FAMILY HOLIDAYS 2012

MEDITERRaNEaN | INDIaN OCEaN | CaRIbbEaN | FaR EaST aFRICa | NORTH aMERICa | LaTIN aMERICa | INDIa FORMERLY KIDS IN THE MED


Western and Oriental Travel Limited The Collection At Western & Oriental, we are dedicated to providing exemplary luxury tailor-made holidays. Our wide range of destinations includes the stunning Indian Ocean, exotic Far East, mystical India and the Mediterranean.

Beaches & Retreats

Worldwide Family Holidays

Caribbean, Far East, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf & Europe

Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, Far East, Africa, North America, Latin America, India

tel: 020 7666 1234

tel: 020 7666 1230

Luxury India

Authentic Ranch Holidays Cattle Drives & Whitewater Rafting

tel: 020 7666 1212

tel: 020 7666 1217

www.WandOtravel.com

Known as Africa and Madagascar specialists, our sister company Rainbow Tours has been organising award-winning holidays to this region since 1997, and now also offers a comprehensive programme of tailor-made and small group tours to Latin America.

Latin America

Africa & Madagascar

tel: 020 7666 1260

tel: 020 7666 1250

www.rainbowtours.co.uk

Regent Holidays is sister company to Western & Oriental and Rainbow Tours, and as a specialist tour and travel company they offer holidays and city breaks in destinations as diverse as Russia, Iceland, Kosovo, Mongolia and Korea.

City Breaks in Eastern Europe & beyond

Iceland & Greenland

Russia & the Alternative East

tel: 0117 921 1711

tel: 020 7666 1290

tel: 0117 921 1711

www.regent-holidays.co.uk

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WELCOME CONTENTS

The Western & Oriental Family Promise At Western & Oriental we know how precious family time is, which is why we aim to create the

perfect holiday for the whole family, one full of

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unique moments that everyone remembers for years afterwards.

Western & Oriental magical moments As parents, you want your children to have a great time – but it’s your holiday too and it needs to be

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special for everyone. Relaxing with your family by

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your private pool at Crete’s Porto Elounda Deluxe

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Know Before You Book

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Resort; discovering the underwater beauty of the Maldives on your first family dive; watching your children’s fascinated faces at the orangutan sanctuary at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Borneo, are just some of the magical memories you could bring back from your family holiday.

Western & Oriental FAMILY EXPERTISE Formerly Kids in the Med, we are confident in our ability to design unforgettable family holidays.

‘The passport to happy family holidays? Staying in a gorgeous hotel, in a beautiful location, where the welcome is as warm for children as it is for the grown-ups. That’s heaven!’

Our expert travel specialists have collated recommendations and experiences of the little things that make a family holiday so special to form this wonderful collection of family-friendly hotels, drawing on years of travel experience, knowledge and passion.

Catherine O’Dolan, Editor-in-Chief, Junior magazine

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making FAMILY HOLIDAYs easy 1. OUR KNOWLEDGE Our travel specialists have expert, firsthand

5. HAPPY CHILDREN, HAPPY PARENTS

knowledge of our destinations and years of

Professionally run crèches and kids’ clubs, activities

experience arranging family holidays. They will

for the whole family or an opportunity for that much

share all of their insider tips to delight and inspire

deserved me time. Whatever you are looking for in

you, and ensure you really experience a country,

your family holiday, our goal is to ensure that you

rather than just visit it.

all return with the most magical of memories.

2. UNDERSTANDING YOUR NEEDS

6. BEST FOR VALUE

No request is too difficult or mundane. We

of prices and for many holidays we can also

understand the stress of travelling with young

provide extra value such as early booking offers,

children and the particular needs of teenagers.

free kids’ clubs and activities. Many of our hotels

Every family is unique and we create and customise

offer amazing benefits such as complimentary spa

your itinerary to suit these different needs.

treatments and room upgrades.

3. EVERY BOX TICKED

7. HANDPICKED HOTELS

Offering a personal service is at the heart of what

Elegant accommodation, beautiful surroundings,

we do. Whether you are looking for car hire or

sandy beaches, gourmet dining and the widest

babysitting services in the resort, a table in a

range of activities and water sports are just some of

particular restaurant or chilled champagne in your

the features of our specially selected family hotels.

hotel room on arrival, the team will make it happen.

Our team has travelled extensively, visiting and

4. TRUST AND RELIABILITY

We are committed to offering the most competitive

selecting this wonderful collection for you to enjoy.

Every Western & Oriental holiday is financially protected through our ABTA and ATOL bonding for your complete confidence and security. Booking with us will ensure a relaxing holiday from beginning to end, safe in the knowledge that you are well protected.

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‘we had the most wonderful holiday in Portugal! Thank you so much for organising it for us. We’d love to go again next year - same place, same garden access accommodation and ideally the same room!’ Naomi & Mark Leveson-Gower, with Hugh (17), Jemima (15) and Camilla (2)

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Finding YOU the PERFECT FAMILY holiday Babies & Toddlers

Teens

Travelling with a baby or toddler can be daunting.

From honing their tennis or golf skills or trying the

You can easily fill a suitcase just with nappies and

thrilling water sports to more organised teens’ clubs

toys. We have many hotels in this collection that

and activities, we can find the right hotel to suit you

aim to make life a little easier for you by providing

and your teenager. Many offer games rooms or

baby equipment, ensuring rooms are baby proof

teens’ clubs where your teenager can hang out and

or providing a crèche or babysitting service so

make friends. Others offer parent-free excursions,

you can have a holiday too. All of our hotels are

giving them the freedom to discover the area in the

family-friendly with staff who will go out of their

safe hands of qualified staff.

way to ensure your holiday is a pleasure rather

Western & Oriental Recommend: Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel & Villas, Cyprus Carlisle Bay, Antigua Borneo Multi-Centre Holiday, Malaysia Oman Tour

than a challenge. Western & Oriental Recommend: Martinhal, Portugal Cotton Bay Village Hotel and Resort, Saint Lucia Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Thailand The Residence, Mauritius

adults As important as it is to keep the children happy, it’s

Children (4-12 years)

important not to forget it’s your holiday too! With the little ones looked after and the big ones off making

Children love making friends, learning new skills

friends, you will find plenty to make your holiday

and trying new activities at kids’ clubs, offered at

special too. Rejuvenating spa treatments; cocktails

all the hotels in this collection. From learning about

by the pool; the sea breeze on a sunset cruise;

native wildlife to sandcastle building competitions,

stunning views from gourmet restaurants – as well as

lessons in traditional dance or local arts and crafts,

hours of family fun these are just some of the special

there is so much fun to be had at kids’ clubs that

memories you could take from your holiday.

your children will not want to leave. Children’s

Western & Oriental Recommend: ABAMA, Tenerife Rosewood Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Thailand Four Season Kuda Hura, Maldives

pools and playgrounds are also found at many of our hotels. All offer children’s menus and some even have a dedicated children’s restaurant. Western & Oriental Recommend: Sani Resort, Greece Sandy Lane, Barbados Golden Sands by Shangri-La, Malaysia Atlantis, Dubai

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Image from the Incredible India campaign, courtesy of the Indian Tourist Board

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Taking you to the heart of local cultures At Western & Oriental, the word ‘holiday’ conjures up a diverse range of ideas. Whilst we can transport you to some of the most amazing beaches on earth, equally we can whisk you and your family away to hidden corners of the world. Take a journey that will fill your senses, expand your knowledge, immerse you in local culture and broaden your family’s horizons. Here are our top highlights...

Safari & CITY

Colours & Culture

Take your family to the captivating city of Cape

Become an explorer for the day on an exclusive

Town. Experience remarkable panoramas at the

jeep safari deep into Ranthambhore National Park,

top of Table Mountain, where the whole family

where you will be amazed at the exotic creatures

will marvel at the beauty of South Africa, before

and jungle landscape, all the while on the lookout

spotting the ‘Big Five’ on safari.

for the majestic and elusive Indian royal Bengal

Cowboys & Campfires

tiger.

Whether you have never been on horseback or are

Plantations & Wildlife

already experienced in the ways of the Wild West,

Have firsthand experience of Sri Lanka’s rich cultural

your family will love playing at being cowboys (and

history in Kandy, spending the day imagining the

girls!) on the trails under the big sky of Montana –

ancient Sinhalese kings’ power. Savour the aroma of

with the added advantage of coming home to pure

Sri Lankan tea on the rich tea plantations, and visit

luxury at the Ranch at Rock Creek.

the renowned elephant orphanage.

Canopies & Cocoa

‘Our recent trip to Kenya was truly unforgettable! The kids were fascinated by the Masaai guides who taught us about their customs and life in the bush’

A day of trekking along Costa Rican park trails whilst taking in the exceptional views of the Arenal volcano, followed by exploring the forest canopy along towering bridges and winding trails, is truly exhilarating. Kids will also love the traditional chocolate making.

Sarah & Marc Heriveau, with Aurelie (17), Camille (15), Pierre (13) and Mylane (3) Be inspired by more of our amazing experiences on pages 132 – 147.

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The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana, USA

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FAMILy HOLIDAYS around the World Holidays Close to Home Our collection of hand-picked hotels in the Mediterranean offer a wonderful choice of family holidays – all with the advantage of being just a short flight from the UK. If the thought of travelling with a baby or toddler is a little daunting, our With flights ranging from just two hours 30 minutes

Holidays Further Afield

to four hours 30 minutes, journey times to the Med

Only seven hours from London you can find year-

are manageable with little ones. From the beautiful

round sunshine, water parks and desert adventure in

white sand beaches of Sardinia, extensive water

Dubai. Travel a little further to explore the magical

sports on the Spanish coast and the whitewashed

islands of the Caribbean or swim with turtles in

villages of Greece to the breathtaking panoramas

the pure aquatic escapism offered by the Indian

to be found in Cyprus, our travel specialists will use

Ocean. Head to the Far East where a fantastic

their firsthand knowledge to tailor-make the perfect

opportunity for adventure awaits. To discover your

Mediterranean holiday.

dream destination, our travel specialists will be

Western & Oriental Recommend: Sani Resort, Halkidiki, Greece Forte Village, Sardinia Almyra, Cyprus Verdura Resort, Sicily ABAMA, Tenerife Martinhal, Portugal

delighted to discuss your requirements to create

carefully selected hotels are the perfect answer.

a truly memorable family holiday. Western & Oriental Recommend: Manjangan Resort, Bali Buccament Bay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Hog Hollow Country Lodge, South Africa Tswalu Game Reserve, South Africa Kanuhura, Maldives The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana, USA Carlisle Bay, Antigua

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Portugal & Spain PORTUGAL

The southern Portuguese region of the Algarve is a superb holiday destination for the whole family, offering an abundance of activities. The region has many outstanding beaches, some secluded, traditional fishing villages with fish and farmers’ markets and is famous for

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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Portugal

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Sheraton Algarve Hotel and Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal

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La Manga Club, Spain

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its Azulejos tiles, which can be seen decorating local buildings and churches. With so much to see and do, the

ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort, Spain

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Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, Spain

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Algarve is both a beautiful and cultural region to visit. Aside from the hotels featured in this brochure, we also recommend Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort flying times

& Spa in Vilamoura, for its location in the heart of the

Portugal Faro - 2hrs 50 mins

Algarve and its multitude of family activities.

Spain

Murcia - 2hrs 30 mins Tenerife - 4hrs 20mins

SPAIN Spain and her islands provide a vast diversity of culture and history making this a perfect destination for all types of family holidays. The mainland region of Costa Calida has mountainous areas, vineyards and beaches and is a beautiful area to explore. Each of the Canary Islands has its own unique personality and scenery, with Tenerife’s San Cristobal de la Laguna World Heritage Site, Fuerteventura’s sand dunes and Lanzarote’s Cueva de los Verdes underground caves system. Quite simply, a family adventure waiting to be explored.

Climate AND WEATHER

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Punta Prima Prestige Suites & Spa in Menorca;

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Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort in Lanzarote; and

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Martinhal BEACH RESORT & HOTEL Located on a stunning beach within a national park, Martinhal is one of Europe’s finest family resorts, a short distance from historic Sagres. It has three distinct areas – the hotel, village and villas. Smaller families are well accommodated in the hotel’s new inter-connecting Beach Rooms. The village Townhouses can accommodate up to six; while the Villas are perfect for extended families. Delicious cuisine is served in the three restaurants, offering seafood, fine dining or wood-fired pizzas and light meals. Children’s menus are available; alternatively take advantage of the take away service at the gourmet shop O Mercado. Martinhal offers entertainment for children of all ages. The kids’ club encourages children to be inquisitive, with activities ranging from t-shirt printing to treasure hunts. Older children will enjoy the latest electronic games at the Blue Room, and the more active can attend football and tennis lessons or learn to surf. Discover the national park by mountain bike, horseback, or on foot. With five pools and numerous water sports, the resort is perfect for family fun. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Baby concierge service, complimentary cots, wide variety of children’s club activities, seasonal tots pyjama club, outdoor giant chess set Accommodation 38 Rooms, 132 Houses and 68 Villas Essential Kids Facts Crèche

6 - 23 months

Kids’ Club

2 - 8 years (Raposinhos & Fox Clubs)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 19 years (summer holidays)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Located in the Club 98, VIllage Pool & Beach Club Pool

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request, plus the Baby Concierge service

Dining

Children’s menus at As Dunas & Os Gambozinos

FOR ADULTS Four heated swimming pools, windsurfing, kayaking, golf courses nearby, tennis and sports centre, fitness centre, mountain biking, horse riding, eco-karting TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Faro Transfer time – 1 hour 15 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £659 per adult and £255 per child based on two adults and up to two children sharing a Villa Mimosa (two bedrooms), self catering 7 nights from £729 per adult and £255 per child based on two adults and up to two children sharing a Grand Deluxe Garden House, self catering

our most popular FAMILY resort of 2011, and with good reason!

OFFERS Early booking discount, children’s meal supplement discount

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PORTUGAL

Sheraton Algarve Hotel and Pine Cliff RESort Sheraton Algarve has a spectacular cliff-top setting and overlooks miles of unspoilt beach and turquoise sea in Albufeira. The resort comprises the Sheraton Algarve Hotel providing a range of family room categories, and the Pine Cliffs Resort which offers spacious self catering apartments and townhouses. There are a number of seasonal bars and dining options, some with children’s menus. Recreational facilities include a challenging nine-hole golf course with spectacular sea views and academy, floodlit tennis courts, health club, and five pools. A favourite with youngsters is the Porto Pirata Kids’ Club with its pool, pirate ships, bouncy castle and cycle track. Here the fun includes crafts, pirate days, mini Olympics, golf tournaments and tots tennis. Kids will also love the seasonal mini-train which escorts guests around the resort. A great holiday destination for families, there is a wide range of activities for guests of all ages.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Choice of catered or self catered accommodation, children’s menus, excellent golf facilities, seasonal weekly themed nights, children & teens’ spa treatments Accommodation 215 Hotel Rooms, 154 Pine Cliff Residences, 78 Golf Suites, 45 Townhouses, 4 Terraces & 7 Villas Essential Kids Facts

Pine Cliffs Residence

Kids’ Clubs

6 months - 8 years (Porto Pirata - seasonal) 9 - 12 years (Junior Club - seasonal)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

At the kids’ club

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menu at selected restaurants

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, motorised and non-motorised water sports (seasonal), surfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfing, golf course, tennis courts and academy, Ritual SPA Wellness & Beauty Centre, fitness centre, beauty salon TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Faro Transfer time – 30 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £585 per adult and £219 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £719 per adult and £219 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Townhouse, self catering

OFFERS Discounted meal supplement, long stay discount, early booking discount, free child places, free self parking

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La Manga Club La Manga Club is a fantastic resort in Murcia, south-eastern Spain. Set over 1,400 acres, the two distinct properties offer luxurious accommodation, more than 11 bars and restaurants and many sporting facilities. Nestled amongst two golf courses, Principe Felipe has elegant family rooms and suites and offers an à la carte Mediterranean restaurant, pool bar, children’s pool and piano bar. The Spanish pueblo-styled Las Lomas Village is perfect for families seeking the privacy of an apartment or townhouse with all the amenities of a top resort. Numerous sports facilities are available; with three on-site golf courses, La Manga Club is one of Europe’s finest golfing resorts. Also available are 28 tennis courts, and both golf and tennis academies which offer lessons for guests of all ages. The eight-pitch professional football centre provides facilities for cricket, rugby and Gaelic football and hosts celebrity academies. The Junior Club is open all year and includes a playground, mini golf, water jets and sand pit. After a sporty day, La Manga Club creates the perfect ambience for relaxation with a spacious spa. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Numerous sporting facilities and academies, seasonal celebrity sporting academies, complimentary beach shuttle, Spanish lessons Accommodation 192 Rooms & Suites and 120 Studios & Apartments Essential Kids Facts Crèche

3 months - 3 years (Junior Club)

Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years

Teenagers’ Activities

13+ years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Located at Principe Felipe & Las Lomas Village

Playground

Located at Principe Felipe & Las Lomas Village

Baby Facilities

On request

Mini market

In resort

Dining

Children’s menus

Las Lomas Village Townhouse

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, 18-hole golf courses, golf academy, tennis courts and academy, squash court, professional football centre, cricket, rugby and Gaelic football pitches, Spa La Manga, fitness centre TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Murcia Transfer time – 20 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £589 per adult and £175 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Standard Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £579 per adult and £175 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Townhouse, self catering

OFFERS Discounted accommodation, free child places, discounted second room for children, complimentary children’s meals for under fives, free five-day tennis academy for adults

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One of the great things about ABAMA for parents is that whilst the children are in the kids’ club, you can spend a relaxing time at the fabulous adults only pool facility – a welcome oasis! - Andrew Marshall, Western & Oriental Head of Product & Sales

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ABAMA Golf & Spa Resort Exclusive ABAMA is set within lush tropical gardens with its own golden sand beach and views over the Atlantic. With 11 restaurants there is an abundance of culinary options. Family-friendly accommodation is located in the heart of The Citadel; choose from one and two bedroom suites with a separate living room, or connecting or adjoining Deluxe Rooms. The modern architecture combined with North African traditions and the Chinese principle of Feng Shui ensures a sense of peace and seclusion. Children of all ages will be well entertained. They are safely looked after by experienced staff and have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities from cooking and pirate treasure hunts to clay sculpting. From the seven swimming pools to the spa, tennis academy and 18-hole golf course, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied. With its kids’ facilities, ABAMA is particularly suited to young families, although there is something to suit those of all ages.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Golf, tennis and spa packages, numerous restaurants and bars, transfer to the beach, Dave Thomas-designed golf course, state-of-the-art gym, extensive world class spa, cable car to the beach Accommodation 478 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

5 - 11 years (Club Abami) subject to change

Teenagers’ Activities

12 - 18 years

Babysitting

On request

Playground

Grass playground

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, secluded golden sandy beach, golf course & academy, tennis courts & academy, ABAMA Spa including workshops, fitness centre, cooking classes, wine tasting TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Tenerife South Transfer time – 25 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £875 per adult and £295 per child based on two adults and one child sharing an ABAMA Deluxe Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,085 per adult and £295 per child based on two adults and two children sharing an ABAMA Junior Suite, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Complimentary nights, early booking discount, golf benefits, discounted second room for children, free child places

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Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque On the southern shores of Tenerife, the characterful Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque overlooks the beautiful beach of Playa del Duque. Considered one of the best hotels on the island, it is modelled on a turn-of-thenineteenth-century Canarian village, with pastel walls, courtyards and tropical gardens. The resort’s proximity to the beach and guaranteed inter-connecting rooms make this hotel popular with families. In addition, Las Villas offer more privacy with private pools and spacious designs. The multiple bars and range of restaurants offer a choice of cuisine from around the world. Children will sleep soundly after a day on the beach, splashing in the children’s pools or at the mini club, where activities include pirate treasure hunts, dressing up, crafts and games. Older children will be well entertained at the Teenagers’ Club, offering a Playstation, Wii, internet and books. There is a babysitting service and children’s menu is available in several of the restaurants. For those wishing to relax, there are five swimming pools, the lovely beach and a magnificent spa. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Children’s menus, guaranteed inter-connecting rooms, numerous restaurants and bars, botanic gardens, observatory, Thalasso spa area and suites Accommodation 356 Rooms & Suites and 40 Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Mini Club)

Teenagers’ Activities

13+ years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

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Playground Yes Baby Facilities Dining

On request Themed buffets in selected restaurants

Double Room Deluxe Sea View

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, tennis courts and school, squash court, pitch & putt course Spa Bahia del Duque by ESPA and Kinesis zone, yoga, T’ai Chi, fitness centre, observatory, spa garden café TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Tenerife South Transfer time – 20 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,099 per adult and £175 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Double Garden View Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,099 per adult and £825 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Double Inter-Connecting Garden View Rooms, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Free and discounted child places, free cots, seasonal discounted second room for children, early booking discount, free nights, complimentary half board upgrade

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Sani Resort, Greece

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Greece & Cyprus GREECE The splendour and tranquillity of Greece and her islands are reflected through the traditional whitewashed villages, stunning beaches and sapphire blue seas that are abundant in this country. Halkidiki, known as the Greek Riviera, is said to have some of the best beaches in Europe with white sands and crystalline waters, whilst Crete has impressive scenery, secret coves and Minoan

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Sani Beach Club, Greece

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Sani Asterias Suites, Greece

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Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort, Greece

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Intercontinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel & Villas, Cyprus

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Almyra, Cyprus

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Anassa, Cyprus

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Le Méridien Limassol, Cyprus

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In addition to the hotels featured in this brochure, we also

Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus

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archaeological sites to discover. Enjoy a slower pace of life with your family on either mainland or island Greece.

recommend Skiathos Princess, Skiathos; The Westin Resort Costa Navarino in Messinia and Daios Cove, Out of the Blue and Elounda Peninsula, all in Crete.

CYPRUS

flying times

The magical island of Cyprus is steeped in mythology,

Greece Halkidiki - 3hrs 20mins Crete - 3hrs 55mins

with stunning landscapes and deep rooted culture.

Cyprus

Traditional restaurants and sightseeing through the old

Paphos - 4hrs 25mins

city area of Limassol are a must; alternatively, visit the thirteenth century fort and lively port of Paphos to enjoy its evening lifestyle. For a more serene pace, the nature reserve at Polis is great for nature walks, and Pissouri’s sheltered bay has the opportunity to watch turtles hatch. Climate AND WEATHER GREECE CYPRUS

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Porto Sani Village & SPA Sani Resort is a 1,000 acre reserve comprising olive groves, turquoise waters and white sandy beaches in Halkidiki. The all-suite spa hotel, Porto Sani Village, has a serene private club atmosphere and is near Sani Marina, which offers boutiques and a variety of restaurants. Choose the resort’s Dine Around Programme for an extended choice. The wide selection of family-orientated accommodation and amenities, as well as all-day entertainment, makes this a great family hotel. Children can join the mini or teens’ club activities, excursions and sports, including mini Olympic games, Greek lessons and live shows. There is a separate children’s pool and a main freshwater pool, and parents will love the Babe Watch beach babysitting service and professionally run nursery. The new sports complex offers a multi-purpose court for football and basketball, fitness classes and games for all the family. The Village is perfect for families, with its lagoon-style pools, glorious gardens and proximity to an exclusive beach.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS EU Blue Flag beaches, summer open air cinema, Sani Festival on Sani Hill (Jul-Aug), beach parties, wide variety of sports Accommodation 103 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

4 months - 4 years (Melissa Crèche)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Melissa Mini Club – prebookable)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 16 years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground

Located at Sani Beach Hotel

Baby Facilities

On request; Babe Watch babysitting service on the beach at Sani Asterias Suites.

Dining

Infants’ and children’s menus at Artemis Restaurant, in resort supermarket

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, non-motorised water sports, dive centre, water skiing, mountain biking, tennis courts and Sani Tennis School, sports centre, The Spa Suite; fitness studio, treatment rooms, hair salon TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Thessalonika Transfer time – 1 hour

PRICES 7 nights from £809 per adult and £255 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Suite Upper Floor Garden, bed & breakfast OFFERS Early booking discount, complimentary half board, free child places

7 nights from £865 per adult and £445 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Suite Ground Floor Garden, bed & breakfast

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Sani Beach Club & SPA Set within the prestigious Sani Resort in Halkidiki on a secluded bay overlooking Mount Olympus and the Aegean, is the charming Sani Beach Club & Spa. Directly in front of the hotel is a one kilometre long private beach, which rolls gently into the shallow waters of the Aegean. Families have a choice of tranquil rooms within low-rise bungalows and Junior Suites featuring sea or garden views. There are many opportunities for total relaxation, and evening entertainment can be as lively or quiet as you desire, from live stage performances at Sani Beach Hotel & Spa to beach parties and sunset cruises. The on-site entertainment team offers activities for all ages, from the kids’ clubs to numerous sporting activities on land and water. Families can try beach volleyball, tennis and mountain biking, or take to the water in a catamaran or canoe. The beautiful Blue Flag beach is an ideal spot to enjoy safe bathing. Parents and children alike can enjoy an action-packed holiday in a superb setting, with gastronomic pleasures and a variety of entertainment and sporting facilities. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS DVD home cinema, summer open air cinema, Sani Festival on Sani Hill (Jul-Aug), performances at the Garden Theatre, all accommodation on half board Accommodation 205 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

4 months - 4 years (Melissa Crèche)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Melissa Mini Club – prebookable)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 16 years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Separate children’s pool

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menu, in resort supermarket

Junior Suite with Private Garden

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, non-motorised water sports, dive centre, water skiing, tennis courts and Sani Tennis School, sports centre, The Spa Suite; fitness studio, treatment rooms, hair salon TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Thessalonika Transfer time – 1 hour

PRICES 7 nights from £529 per adult and £255 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Double Room Garden View, half board 7 nights from £645 per adult and £255 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Junior Suite Private Garden, half board

OFFERS Early booking discount, free child places

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Sani Asterias Suites Set within its own beach and private marina, Sani Asterias Suites offers the utmost in luxury and privacy. Part of the Sani Resort in Halkidiki, this boutique hotel offers a choice of villa-style suites for families and couples. The private beach is reserved for Sani Asterias Suites & Porto Sani Village guests. Day or night, Sani Marina with its gallery, boutiques and a wonderful variety of restaurants and bars, is full of life. Enjoy views of the yachts and lagoon-style pools whilst savouring delicious dishes in The Water Bar and Lounge. Children are invited to participate in activities organised by the kids’ club, including mini Olympic Games, short excursions, pool games, picnics and parties. There is also a children’s playground. Teens will love the organised activities such as hip hop, dancing, DJ-ing and outdoor activities including archery, volleyball and paintball. Little ones will be looked after by the dedicated Babe Watch beach babysitting staff or in the professionally run nursery, allowing parents a little time to themselves.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Complimentary children’s turn down cookie and milk service, sunset cruises, summer open air cinema, Sani Festival on Sani Hill (Jul-Aug) Accommodation 48 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

4 months - 4 years (Melissa Crèche)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Melissa Mini Club – prebookable)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 16 years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground

Located at Sani Beach Hotel

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Infants’ and children’s menus at Water Restaurant,

mini market and supermarket at Sani Marina

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, non-motorised water sports, dive centre, water skiing, tennis courts and Sani Tennis School, sports centre, The Spa Suite; fitness studio, treatment rooms, hair salon TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Thessalonika Transfer time – 1 hour

PRICES 7 nights from £970 per adult and £639 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Suite Marinafront, bed & breakfast

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OFFERS Early booking discount, free child places

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Junior Suite

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Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort Porto Elounda is set on a gently sloping hill with gardens leading down to a sandy Blue Flag beach on the island of Crete and is an ideal resort for a relaxing family holiday with a high standard of accommodation and an excellent range of facilities, including a nine-hole golf course. The Six Senses Spa is the perfect place to unwind, or you could simply relax by the beachside pool. Choose from the many types of rooms to suit your requirements, all offering sea views with a balcony or terrace, some with shared pool, others with a private pool. Dining is an enjoyable experience with a choice of delicious cuisines. The resort will welcome your child with a kid’s gift bag, bathrobe, slippers and toiletries. The Children’s Ark is an excellent kids’ club themed around an animal park. Set in an olive grove, its facilities include two pools, outdoor and indoor playgrounds, a vegetable garden and a dining room. Activities include acting, cooking, games and garden cultivation and are designed to give children an insight into Greek culture. Children’s golf, swimming and tennis lessons are also available. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Free cots, children’s gift bag on arrival, children’s dining room, in-room baby proofing available, water slides at Children’s Ark Accommodation 142 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

6 months - 5 years (Children’s Ark)

Kids’ Club

5 - 12 years (Children’s Park)

Teenagers’ Activities

12+ years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s dining room from 6pm

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, non-motorised water sports, water skiing, dive courses tennis court, spa and fitness centre, golf course TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Heraklion Transfer time – 50 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £895 per adult and £359 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Porto Deluxe Room, half board 7 nights from £1,169 per adult and £359 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Porto Deluxe Interconnecting Rooms, half board

OFFERS Early booking discount, free child places

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Deluxe Two Bedroom Suite

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InterContinental Aphrodite Hills RESORT HOTEL Located near Paphos on an amazing plateau above the Mediterranean, Aphrodite Hills overlooks the birthplace of Aphrodite, mythical goddess of love. Comprising Aphrodite Hills Villas & Apartments and the InterContinental Hotel, the resort is the ideal choice for families who want to keep everyone entertained. The range of accommodation features self catering apartments and villas for larger families, or rooms and suites – some inter-connecting – for families requiring catered accommodation. The resort offers an 18-hole golf course and an array of facilities including a tennis academy, spa, new kids’ clubs and beach clubs. Pirates Village is at the heart of the resort close to the square, and features an expansive activity centre with pool, adventure playground and shaded play areas. Little ones are cared for at the crèche. Teenagers can make new friends and join in the action at the Grotto Fun Club, plus enjoy private golf and tennis lessons. The nearby beach club can be reached by the shuttle bus service for hotel guests or by car for villa guests.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Seasonal evening entertainment, mother-to-be treatments at the Retreat Spa, outstanding golf course, tennis courts Accommodation 290 Rooms & Suites plus 500 Apartments & Villas Essential Kids Facts Crèche

6 - 35 months

Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years (Pirates Village)

Teenagers’ Activities 13 - 17 years Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pools Near the hotel’s main pool & at the Pirates Village Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menus, (mini market located at the Village Square)

Superior Four Bedroom Villa with Private Pool

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, beach clubs, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and academy, The Retreat Spa, fitness centre TRANSFERS Nearest Airport - Paphos Transfer time – 15 minutes

Having a private pool was a real treat - Shy Bankale, Western & Oriental Product Manager

PRICES 7 nights from £720 per adult and £350 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room Garden/Pool View at the InterContinental Hotel, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £630 per adult and £335 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Apartment with Shared Pool at the Villas & Apartments, self catering

OFFERS InterContinental Hotel: complimentary nights, complimentary half board upgrade, early booking discount, free child places, discounted second room for up to three children Villas & Apartments: Free nights

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Almyra Nestled on a sun-drenched headland, Almyra offers uninterrupted views of Paphos’ picturesque harbour and the Mediterranean. Situated on the beachfront, guests can walk along the new seafront promenade to the centre of town for its shops, castle and famed House of Dionysos. Almyra’s choice of rooms, some inter-connecting on request, provides a variety of family accommodation. With freshwater pools, four restaurants, a spa, and the

Almyra Garden View Room

sister hotel, Annabelle, next door, guests have a number of extra facilities to choose from. Almyra has incorporated its children’s facilities into its modern ethos. The pool is specially designed for younger swimmers and provides plenty of shade, and the kids’ club offers a range of activities including puppet making, mini Olympics

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Kyma Suite rooftop terraces, covered pool area, unique spa treatments, seafront promenade into Paphos Accommodation

and nature walks. You can travel lightly by utilising

189 Rooms

the Baby Go Lightly service to pre-order a range

Essential Kids Facts Crèche

4 months - 4 years (Baby Go Lightly Crèche)

of baby amenities. Additionally, babies and tots

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Smiling Dolphin Kids’ Club)

will love the crèche and its range of stimulating

Teenagers’ Activities

12 - 17 years (Hercules Teens’ Club - Annabelle Hotel)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Baby Facilities

On request, plus the Baby Go Lightly Service

Dining

Children’s menus in all restaurants

activities, and teenagers are welcome to use the teens’ club at the adjacent sister hotel. Almyra’s location and attentive staff make this hotel a popular choice with younger families.

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, seasonal motorised and non-motorised water sports, floodlit tennis court, four golf courses nearby, Almyra Spa with Hammam & sauna, fitness centre, yoga, Tai Chi classes TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Paphos Transfer time – 15 minutes

Choose from the many vantage points Almyra offers to view Cyprus’ beautiful sunsets - Shy Bankale, Western & Oriental Product Manager

PRICES 7 nights from £719 per adult and £350 per child based on two adults and one child sharing Terrace Garden Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £699 per adult and £519 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two connecting Terrace Garden Rooms, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Complimentary half board upgrade, early booking discount, discounted second room for up to three children

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Studio Suite

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CYPRUS

Anassa Anassa, meaning ‘Queen’ in ancient Greek, is an apt name for this regal property. With the Akamas Peninsula as its majestic backdrop, the hotel is situated on one of Cyprus’ most beautiful beaches. The luxury rooms cluster in beautiful grounds separated by three pools, two of which are linked by sculpted waterfalls. Families can choose between rooms, Studio Suites, Junior Suites and Suites to match the best accommodation for their needs. Anassa’s celebrated Thalassa Spa with its shimmering indoor pool offers a holistic approach to wellbeing and treatments using totally organic products. The popular Smiling Dolphins Kids’ Club offers fun-packed activities, including cookery, mini Olympics, treasure hunts and crafts. The Hercules Teens’ Club offers facilities such as table football, air hockey, Wii, computers with free internet, Playstation 3, TV and DVD players as well as activities including water sports, tennis, night events and much more. Little ones are cared for at the crèche, enabling parents to enjoy some time to relax. Anassa is an ultimate luxury retreat, ideal for independent families seeking space and relaxation. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Thalassotherapy spa, early dining options, Akamas Peninsula national parklands (seasonal) Accommodation 175 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

4 months - 4 years (Baby Go Lightly Crèche)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Smiling Dolphin Kids’ Club)

Teenagers’ Activities

12 - 17 years (Hercules Teens’ Club)

Babysitting

On request

Baby Facilities

On request & Baby Go Lightly service

Dining Children’s menus and early dining at Amphora FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, PADI diving centre, non-motorised water sports (seasonal) sailing (seasonal), Thalassa spa, floodlit tennis courts, squash court, beach barbeques, bicycles, golf nearby TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Paphos Transfer time – 45 minutes

7 nights from £1,280 per adult and £399 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Studio Suite, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,675 per adult and £375 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Family Studio, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Early booking discount, (seasonal) complimentary second children’s room, (seasonal) free child places

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Le Méridien Limassol SPA & RESORT Enjoying an enviable location, Le Méridien Limassol borders a 300 metre stretch of sandy beach. Set in beautiful gardens, the resort boasts the largest seawater pool in Cyprus. Families are accommodated in a collection of rooms, family rooms and suites. The superb Le Spa Thalassotherapy features seven thalasso pools and a whole host of treatments, perfect for relaxing. During the summer there are up to eight dining options from fusion cuisine to sushi, and after dinner entertainment is found at the Entertainment Piazza. From the youngest to the oldest, the entire family will have fun. Little ones have access to the crèche, and for tots there is the Penguin Village with its bouncy castle, pool and an array of activities including painting, treasure hunts and talent shows. Older children, teens and parents will enjoy the hotel’s Leisure Land, which offers everything from mini-football and archery to bowling and badminton. With its dedicated children’s restaurant, kids’ pool with waterslide and flexible accommodation, this is a perfect choice for families. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Children’s restaurant, Entertainment Piazza, fantastic kids’ club and activities Accommodation 329 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Crèche

1 month - 3 years

Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years (Penguin Village)

Teenagers’ Activities

12+ years (Leisure Land)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request Family Pool & Sea View Room

Dining Mickey’s children’s restaurant FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, diving, sailing, Leisure Land facilities: football pitch, basketball and volleyball courts, mini golf, archery, bowling alley, spa, fitness centre, pilates, Entertainment Piazza: live shows, concerts and movie nights TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Larnaca or Paphos Transfer time – 45 or 50 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £679 per adult and £345 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Double Garden View Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £919 per adult and £345 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Family Room Pool/Sea View, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Free child places, complimentary half board upgrade, free nights, early booking discount, discounted second room for children, discounted meal plans for children, sole parent and child discount

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Columbia Beach Resort Tucked away on the south coast of Cyprus and surrounded by unspoilt countryside, Columbia Beach Resort resides at the centre of a quiet two kilometre sand and pebble beach in the bay of Pissouri. This impressive setting is the back-drop to luxurious suites offering every conceivable comfort. Additionally, a choice of open plan or separate lounge suites, some inter-connecting on request, provides flexible family accommodation options. The children’s club offers a varied programme of games, arts and competitions. The large paddling pool is always popular with little ones; the Blue Flag Beach, located in the sheltered bay, offers a superb range of water sports which older children will love. Relax by the breathtaking lagoon-style infinity pool, enjoy a game of squash or tennis, or experience the award-winning spa which features a luxury spa range for massages and rejuvenating masques and peelings.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Complimentary scheduled transfers to the golf courses of Aphrodite Hills & Secret Valley and Limassol, teen activities including water sports, tennis, squash, bike tours, outstanding dining venues, award-winning spa Accommodation 94 Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years (Sailors Kids’ Club)

Teenagers’ Activities

13+ years

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool Next to the main lagoon pool Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menu

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, motorised and non-motorised water sports, kite surfing, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, championship 18-hole golf courses nearby, fitness centre, Columbia Spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Paphos Transfer time – 20 mins

PRICES 7 nights from £525 per adult and £220 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Junior Suite Garden View, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £755 per adult and £220 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a One Bedroom Family Suite Garden View, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Complimentary half board upgrade, early booking discount, free child place

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Junior Suite Garden View

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Chia Laguna Resort

PUGLIA

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Italy Perhaps no other country offers such versatility as Italy. Overflowing with history and culture, wondrous

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landscapes and delicious cuisine, you and your family

Chia Laguna Resort

can do as little or as much as you like. Located in Italy’s

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heel, Puglia has hill-towns and villages with narrow streets

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and white buildings, and the Valle D’Itria countryside of

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olive groves and glittering seas to discover. The island of Sardinia has a profusion of stunning sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, traditional fishing villages and the Nuraghi – cone shaped – ruins. Italy’s largest island, Sicily, is well known for its beautiful beaches, however it has so much more to offer. With Baroque towns, medieval hilltop castles and Mount Etna, flying times

there is a wealth of history and culture for the whole

Brindisi - 3hrs

family to explore.

Sardinia (Cagliari) - 2hrs 40mins Sicily (Palmeros) - 3hrs

In addition to the hotels featured in this brochure, we also recommend Forte Village, comprising an additional six stunning family-friendly properties including Villa del Parco, Royal Pineta, Le Palme and Le Dune.

Climate AND WEATHER

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JUN 26 32

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Chia Laguna Resort Chia Laguna occupies a splendid position with views of a magnificent bay and its expanse of dunes, and provides different styles of accommodation. Hotel Laguna’s suites cater for families with older children and the courtyard rooms are ideal for teenagers. Chia Village has a selection of cottages, some of which inter-connect, located close to the resort’s main facilities. Upgrading to the Dine Around scheme allows

Village Cottage

guests the freedom to choose from a variety of restaurants. Children will be entertained at the nursery, children’s or teens’ clubs. Four pools include a kids’ pool, while tennis, bicycles, horse riding, quad bikes and a pitch and putt course provide entertainment for active families. The white sand beach is just 700 metres away, and the mini-train service running between the resort and beach is

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Choice of accommodation with half board, the Nana Club, an evening tots’ club, white sand beach, Village Piazza & evening entertainment, Chia leisure card, Chia baby welcome service Accommodation 372 Rooms Essential Kids Facts

a great novelty for any young child. The Village

Crèche

0 months - 3 years

Kids’ Club

3 - 13 years (Mini/Cadet/Junior Club)

Piazza with its shops and entertainment features

Teenagers’ Activities

14 - 17 years

open air shows. A popular choice, the proximity

Babysitting

On request; 4 months - 6 years (Nana Club)

Kids’ Pool

Yes

to the beach and its baby and tots’ facilities make this an ideal resort for young families.

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request; plus Chia baby welcome service

Dining Children’s restaurant and children menus FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, beach shuttle, catamarans, windsurfing, canoes and kayaking, golf club, pitch & putt course nearby, tennis courts and club, five-a-side football pitch, wellness centre TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Cagliari Transfer time – 45 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,299 per adult and £260 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Laguna Deluxe Room, half board 7 nights from £965 per adult and £260 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Village Family Classic Cottage, half board

OFFERS Free child places, repeat guest discount, complimentary leisure card, free cots Deluxe Room

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Borgo Egnazia Five years in the making and newly opened in 2010, Borgo Egnazia is simply stunning. Located in southern Italy and nestled between the foothills of the Valle d’Itria and the azure Adriatic, the landscape is enveloped in ancient olive groves and history. The resort features a luxury hotel, with suites, a traditional Apulian village of townhouses and suites and private villas. It is a testament to Apulian architecture. The resort offers a variety of restaurants and bars, outdoor and indoor pools and a spa featuring a modern-day interpretation of a Roman bath house. The resort caters for children of all ages with a crèche, kids’ club and teens’ club. Whether embarking on jewellery making, baking, scavenger hunts, swimming or pottery, each day is designed to be a unique experience, full of new activities. Children’s facilities also include a kids’ pool and an adventure playground. Borgo Egnazia is certainly destined to become one of the leading luxury family, golf and spa resorts in the Mediterranean. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Numerous children’s activities, outstanding spa, championship golf course, village accommodation includes half board, complimentary beach shuttle, complimentary cots Accommodation 63 Rooms, 92 Suites/Townhouses and 28 Villas Essential Kids Facts Crèche

8 months - 2 years (Trullalleri)

Kids’ Club

3 - 13 years (Trullalleri)

Teenagers’ Activities

13+ years (Fichi D’India)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s restaurant, Trullalleri FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, beach clubs, beach shuttle, 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, Vair Spa, wellness centre, cooking school, games room, reading room TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Brindisi Transfer time – 30 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £965 per adult and £560 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £2,069 per adult and £225 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Grand Townhouse, half board

OFFERS Early booking discount

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Forte Village RESORT Set amongst pine trees and landscaped gardens on a dazzling white sandy beach, this luxurious resort with its impressive range of leisure activities and distinctive restaurants offers the very best of Sardinia. With a varied choice of accommodation such as Il Villaggio’s bungalows and Hotel Castello’s rooms, Forte Village Resort is an idyllic sanctuary for families. Children have their own domain at the Children’s City where they can play safely. Located near to the beach, it has a swimming lagoon and an array of bespoke age-orientated activities such as painting, baking, singing, dancing, music and performing puppet shows. Leisure Land is a haven for teens including bowling, go-karting, and trampolines. Kids and teens can also join seasonal champion and professional football, tennis and rugby academies, amongst other outside fun activities. There is a crèche for the little ones and a dedicated children’s restaurant. Forte Village Resort features an elite concept of exclusivity, serenity and premier hospitality to create a wonderful family holiday.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Wide variety of sporting and entertainment activities, choice of accommodation, vast range of cuisine including 3-Michelin starred chef restaurants, Thaermae del Forte Spa, part of the ‘Leading Spas of the World’ Accommodation Hotel Castello: 181 Rooms and Suites Il Villaggio: 158 Bungalows Essential Kids Facts Crèche

0 - 24 months (Nursery)

Kids’ Club

2 - 11 years (Children’s City)

Teenagers’ Activities

12+ years (Leisure Land)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s restaurant, shops in resort FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, motorised and non-motorised water sports, golf course, football, tennis, rugby and golf academies, Thalassotherapy centre, Dr Mosaraf Ali integrated medicine techniques and treatment, fitness centre, Leisure Land with Technodrome, bicycles TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Cagliari Transfer time – 50 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,855 per adult and £1,069 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Superior Room at Hotel Castello, half board 7 nights from £1,310 per adult and £785 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Family Bungalow at Il Villaggio, half board

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Verdura Golf & Spa Resort Situated within 230 hectares of stunning, open countryside with a beach and hidden coastline, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort offers a sense of space and privacy. In each of the luxurious, contemporary styled rooms, natural materials echo the traditional architecture of Sicily, and private terraces offer uninterrupted views of the azure sea. Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisines are celebrated in the resort’s restaurants. For those wishing to relax, there is the tiered pool and the luxury Verdura Spa. Children are made to feel very special at Verdura. The kids’ club offers daily adventures with an array of games and activities such as cooking lessons, acting and group sport lessons. It features a large outdoor play area, with a children’s pool, sand pit and swings. Teenagers can meet at the teens’ club, where they are able to participate in a thrilling variety of sports and activities. Their evenings can be spent at the disco and cinema events. Verdura offers a safe and secure environment for the perfect family holiday.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Private beach, extensive sporting facilities, Verdura Spa, all rooms have sea views, inter-connecting rooms, complimentary cots, helipad Accommodation 203 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 18 years (Teenagers’ Club)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

In the kids’ club

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s menu and dining times at Buon Giorno

Junior Suite

FOR ADULTS Swimming pools, water sports, golf courses, complimentary bicycle hire, floodlit tennis courts, football pitch, Verdura Spa, fitness centre, yoga, boutiques TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Palermo Transfer time – 1 hour 20 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,619 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Junior Suite, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,319 per adult and £785 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Free nights, early booking discount, free child places for under three years, discounted child places, discounted second room for children

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The Residence The plantation-style buildings of The Residence occupy a prime position on a one kilometre stretch of striking beach. Undeniably one of Mauritius’ finest resorts, it has a relaxed but sophisticated air and, with its reputation for impeccable service, is a firm favourite of many a returning guest. From the moment you step into the stunning lobby, glimpsing a view of the turquoise lagoon beyond the pool, you realise that paradise does exist. Your personal butler will demonstrate dedication and attention to detail to ensure you have a truly wonderful stay. Popular with families for its excellent complimentary kids’ club and professional nanny service, fun and games are available day and night. Set in tropical gardens just steps from the beach, kids will enjoy activities such as cooking and snorkelling classes. At night, the Planter’s Kids’ Club offers evening entertainment, fashion shows, plays, films and more. Planter’s Kids’ Club even offers activities such as making and cooking your own pizza and the new spa has a range of treatments dedicated to junior guests. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Tranquil atmosphere, butler service, new Sanctuary Spa, superb beach Accommodation 135 Rooms and 28 Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club Complimentary for 3 - 12 year olds (Planter’s Kids’ Club) Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool In a section of the main pool Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Kids’ lunches and dinners available in the kids’ club

FOR ADULT wimming pool, three floodlit tennis courts, complimentary non-motorised water S sports, complimentary waterskiing, deep sea fishing, catamaran cruise, scuba diving, fitness centre, Sanctuary Spa, pilates, aerobics, yoga and Tai Chi classes TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mauritius Transfer time – 1 hour by car, 15 minutes by helicopter (at an additional cost)

PRICES 7 nights from £1,709 per adult and £1,209 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Colonial Garden View Room, half board 7 nights from £1,709 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two inter-connecting Colonial Garden View Rooms, half board

OFFERS Free nights, complimentary children’s room, family Christmas offer, VIP Card offer

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Trou Aux Biches The idyllic setting of Trou Aux Biches brings a new level of luxury to the north-west coast of Mauritius. A beautiful beach and glistening lagoon are complemented by stunning sunsets. Wherever you are, the sea is never too far, beckoning you to relax in warm, crystal-clear waters. Culinary bliss is provided by the wide choice of restaurants, and lavish chalet-style suites and private villas are scattered through the lush tropical gardens. Just a short drive from great shopping and dining in Grand Baie, Trou Aux Biches couldn’t be in a better spot for the perfect family holiday. Family suites have a separate bedroom for up to three children, and the twoand three-bedroom villas are ideal, complete with barbeque area and pool. Kids of all ages are catered for with the mini and teens’ clubs, with a dedicated restaurant, games room and pool in a secure garden, plus activities including sandcastle competitions, pool games and excursions. Exclusively for teenagers, the teens’ club provides a wide range of activities, the perfect setting to meet and make friends under the discreet supervision of the staff. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Long sheltered beach, Beachfront Suites with pool, gourmet dining options, HEAD tennis academy Accommodation 306 Suites and 27 Two/Three Bedroom Pool Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club Complimentary for 3 - 12 year olds (Bob Marlin mini-club) Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

In a section of the main pool

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s lunches available in the mini club and children’s menus in restaurants FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, six floodlit tennis courts, bicycles, complimentary non-motorised water sports, complimentary waterskiing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, Fitness centre & cardio room, Clarins Spa, yoga & aerobics TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mauritius Transfer time – 1 hour by road

PRICES 7 nights from £1,909 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Tropical Junior Suite Plus, half board 7 nights from £2,439 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Family Suite, half board

OFFERS Early booking discount, children’s room and sharing offers, repeat client discount, December offer

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Beau Rivage The perfect family getaway, Beau Rivage is located on a beautiful stretch of pristine white sand beach on the east coast. The gently shelving sands provide an ideal setting for children and grown-ups alike. Warm Indian Ocean hospitality complements the relaxed, understated elegance of this luxury hotel. Sample the delicious cuisine, relax with a cocktail, be pampered at the spa or simply splash with your little ones in the children’s area of the expansive swimming pool. Beau Rivage have thought of everything for families, from the Baby & Toddler kits to family-friendly spacious accommodation and fantastic kids’ and teens’ clubs. Under the watchful eyes of qualified supervisors, your children will enjoy a host of activities from drawing and painting to glass-bottom boat trips. In addition to the kids’ and teen club, activities for all the family to enjoy include table tennis, windsurfing and snorkelling. Early dining for children and babysitting services help to make this the ideal choice for the whole family.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Spacious accommodation, informal atmosphere for all ages, all inclusive meal plan available Accommodation 174 Suites and 12 Pool Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club Complimentary for 3 - 11 year olds Teenagers’ Activities Clubhouse and sports activities Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

In a section of the main pool

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Early dinners in main restaurant and children’s menus FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, floodlit tennis courts, bicycles, complimentary non-motorised water sports, complimentary waterskiing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, fitness centre, Le Spa de Beau Rivage, hair salon, yoga & Tai Chi TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mauritius Transfer time – 1 hour

PRICES 7 nights from £1,669 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Junior Suite, half board 7 nights from £2,859 per adult and £799 per child or £919 per teen based on two adults and up to six children or four teens sharing a Family Suite, half board

OFFERS Early booking, children’s room and sharing offers

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Constance Belle Mare Plage Resort The long white sand beach, two 18-hole championship golf courses and aquamarine lagoon make this a wonderful choice for a family holiday. Situated on the east coast of Mauritius and protected by an off-shore coral reef, the lagoon and beautiful beach offer a range of activities from swimming and water sports to snorkelling excursions. Warm Mauritian hospitality aims to ensure the highest levels of comfort, well-being and total relaxation for all ages, with a good range of restaurants, bars and facilities. Families have been carefully considered in the accommodation offered, and we particularly recommend the three-bedroom private pool villas, equipped with a range of amenities for babies and children such as cots, bathtubs, walkie-talkies, a pushchair and toys. From the welcome present on arrival to the friends they make at the kids’ club, children will love this tropical paradise. The Kakoo Club offers a wide variety of activities and excursions, a heated pool and playground. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Two championship 18-hole golf courses with complimentary green fees, fantastic variety of activities Accommodation 92 rooms, 143 suites and 21 Two/Three Bedroom Pool Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 year olds (Kakoo Club - complimentary)

Babysitting On request Kids’ Pool

Within the kids’ club

Playground

Within the kids’ club

Baby Facilities On request Dining

Kids’ buffet dinners in the kids’ club, with baby and infant menus in restaurants

FOR ADULTS Two 18-hole championship golf courses (free green fees), golf academy and driving range, nine-hole mini-golf, four swimming pools (one heated in winter), four floodlit tennis courts, bicycles, complimentary non-motorised water sports, complimentary waterskiing, deep sea fishing, parasailing, scuba diving, fitness centre & cardio room, Le Spa de Constance, Shiseido Pavilion beauty centre, yoga, Tai Chi & aerobics TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mauritius Transfer time – 1 hour by car, 15 minutes by helicopter (at an additional cost)

PRICES 7 nights from £1,349 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Prestige Room, half board 7 nights from £2,279 per adult and £799 per child based on two adults and up to four children sharing a Two Bedroom Villa, half board

OFFERS Early booking discount, family offers

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Constance Ephélia Resort Situated within 120 hectares of lush verdant estate beside two of the most beautiful beaches on Mahé, Constance Ephélia Resort overlooks Port Launay Marine Park, and offers plenty of opportunity for relaxation and discovery both on land and under water. Each of the five restaurants and bars has an individual ambience and appeal, serving cuisine to suit most tastes and including kids’ menus. The expansive spa, set in verdant tropical gardens is the perfect place for parents to relax and rejuvenate. Constance Ephélia Resort is very family-friendly and, as well as babysitting and child menus offered throughout the resort, there is a fantastic kids’ club with a daily programme of indoor and outdoor activities and excursions. Spaciously designed and stylishly decorated, the Family Villas are perfect. Children will love the private pool, and with a master bedroom plus one or two further bedrooms, there is plenty of space for the whole family.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Two spectacular beaches, an amazing array of accommodation and facilities Accommodation 92 Rooms, 143 Suites and 21 Two/Three Bedroom Pool Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 year olds (complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

In a section of the main pool

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s menus in restaurants FOR ADULTS Four swimming pools, four floodlit tennis courts, squash court, bicycles, waterskiing, fishing, scuba diving, complimentary non-motorised water sports, fitness centre, Le Spa de Constance, Shiseido Pavilion beauty centre, yoga, tai chi & aerobics, climbing wall for adults and children over six TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mahé International Transfer time – 1 hour by car, 15 minutes by helicopter (at an additional cost)

PRICES 7 nights from £1,689 per adult and £749 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Junior Suite, half board 7 nights from £2,889 per adult and £749 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Family Villa, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Early booking discount, free nights, family offers, Villa offers

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Desroches Island Desroches is a true island hideaway offering an ambience of exclusivity and relaxed elegance. Miles of immaculate soft white beaches lapped by crystal blue waters provide the opportunity for both privacy and exploration. Luxurious accommodation bestows sea views amidst tropical gardens or island forest. Dining is pure pleasure, whether it’s a fresh seafood barbeque or a casual lunch under swaying palm trees. Relax with sensuous spa treatments or private sunset cruises, or explore this idyllic island paradise on a nature walk or explorations to deserted beaches with a picnic. Families can enjoy cycling tours, environmental activities and an abundance of ocean-based activities including fishing and kayaks. Learn about research projects and the endangered fauna and flora species on the island with informative guided nature walks; watch turtles hatching or even adopt a baby Aldabra tortoise. Self-contained Beach Villas are ideal for families and a children’s programme designed to educate and entertain children is offered during peak periods. In room babysitting is available on request so parents can fully relax and enjoy romantic island evenings.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Fourteen kilometres of white sand beaches, fabulous private Villas, nature conservation activities Accommodation 20 Suites plus 33 Villas and Retreats Essential Kids Facts Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

In a section of the main pool

Baby Facilities

On request

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, tennis court, mountain bikes, snorkelling, sea kayaks, surfing, game fishing, scuba diving, spa, guided eco activities TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mahé International Transfer time – 40 minutes by domestic flight

PRICES 7 nights from £4,069 per adult and £749 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Beach Suite, all inclusive 7 nights from £5,199 per adult and £3,060 per child based on two adults and four children sharing a Beach Villa, all inclusive

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Sainte Anne Resort & Spa Set on a 200 hectare private island surrounded by a protected marine park, Sainte Anne offers a Robinson Crusoe feeling whilst being just a ten minute boat ride from the main island. Each of the individual villas (some inter-leading for families) are garden/sea facing, with open terrace and gazebo, outdoor shower and their own mountain bikes, perfect for exploring the island. Some villas also have private pools and gardens. Choose from relaxed dining with your feet in the sand to a more formal gastronomic experience. Parents can recharge their batteries in the gorgeous Spa by Clarins whilst the children enjoy the Bob Marlin Mini Club at the heart of the hotel. Designed as a traditional Creole House, the mini club with its private garden blends perfectly with the surrounding nature, and has nature as a theme carrying through many of the activities. Kids love the glass-bottomed boat trip, experiencing the wonder of the sea teeming with life. Another exciting trip takes them to Turtle Island, home to numerous turtles, birds and lizards.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Seychelles’ first all inclusive resort, tropical spa by Clarins, stunning beaches, National Marine Park setting Accommodation 87 Villas (29 with a pool) Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club Complimentary for 3 - 12 year olds (Bob Marlin Mini Club) Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Adjacent to the main pool

Playground

In the kids’ club

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Kids’ snacks available in the kids’ club and children’s menus in restaurants

Garden Villa

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, two floodlit tennis courts, scuba diving, boat and helicopter excursions, complimentary non-motorised water sports, fitness centre, Spa by Clarins, stretching and yoga classes TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Mahé International Transfer time – 30 minutes by car plus 10 minutes by boat

PRICES 7 nights from £3,125 per adult and £1,239 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Garden Villa, all inclusive 7 nights from £3,125 per adult and £2,349 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Interleading Garden Villas, all inclusive

OFFERS Early booking discount, children’s room and sharing offers, repeat client discount, December discounts

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Diva

Arriving by seaplane onto a sparkling lagoon, you’ll immediately appreciate the beauty of Diva. This getaway brings a sense of space and privacy to the Maldivian experience, with four kilometres of pristine beach encircling one of the largest, greenest islands in the archipelago. Sail the waters in a traditional dhoni, gaze over the lagoon from your terrace and stroll the powder soft sands. A range of restaurants and bars cater for all tastes while the large spa, set in gardens overlooking the lagoon, offers a welcome retreat. Diva is a truly family friendly hotel. Inter-connecting Beach Pavilions and two-room Family Water Villas are perfect for families. A whole host of activities will keep kids entertained at The Nest, the specially designed kids’ club, where a tempting lunch and dinner are also offered to satisfy the fussiest of eaters. Meanwhile, teens can relax and have fun with friends at the teens’ club, The Place, and enjoy a teens’ sunset cruise. Diva is beyond doubt a comprehensive resort in an amazing location.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Large island with exceptional facilities, sophisticated dining options, plenty of activities for all ages, resident marine biologist for interactive events for kids Accommodation 36 Beach Pavilions, 12 Suites and 145 Villas (12 with pool) Essential Kids Facts Crèche

Under 3 years (complimentary at the Mini Club)

Kids’ Club

For 3 - 12 year olds (The Nest - complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 17 year olds (The Place - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Playground

In the kids’ club

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Kids’ lunches and dinners available in the kids’ club, kids’ menus in all restaurants, early meals in Senses Restaurant

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, water-skiing, kite surfing, fishing, boat trips, scuba diving, complimentary snorkelling, kayaks and pedaloes, fitness centre, Infinity Spa, night club TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Malé International Transfer time – 25 minutes by seaplane PRICES 7 nights from £1,775 per adult and £879 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Beach Pavilion, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,999 per adult and £1,115 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two inter-connecting Beach Pavilions, bed & breakfast

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One&Only Reethi Rah Stylish and contemporary, One&Only Reethi Rah is an island paradise. Explore endless white sand coves and the crystal clear sea, or catch a gentle breeze while lounging in a hammock. Innovative cuisine can be enjoyed on the beach or more formally in one of the restaurants. Spacious villas located on the beach or over water enjoy ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. This award-winning resort offers tranquillity and exclusivity, creating a wonderful holiday experience as a growing number of repeat guests agree. One&Only Reethi Rah is incredibly popular with families. Spend time together enjoying the sandy beaches and the variety of activities, as well as individual moments when the children retreat to the KidsOnly Club. One&Only’s signature KidsOnly programme offers an exciting array of activities and facilities and there is also a dedicated club for teenagers. For babies there is a babysitting service as well as a range of baby equipment. Duplex Villas (two Beach Villas linked by a walkway), suitable for accommodating up to three children, provide the perfect family accommodation, as do the spacious Grand Beach Villas with private pool.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS World class resort, high repeat visits, extremely spacious villas Accommodation 98 Beach Villas, 32 Water Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 11 year olds (KidsOnly Club - complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

12 -17 year olds (Teens’ Club - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Grand Beach Villa

Baby Facilities

On request

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, two floodlit tennis courts, badminton, beach volleyball, complimentary bicycles, water-skiing, wake boarding, snorkelling, sunset and big game fishing, scuba diving, complimentary non-motorised water sports, fitness centre, One&Only Spa, aerobics and yoga classes TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Malé International Transfer time – 75 minutes by luxury motor yacht

PRICES

Duplex Villa - Kids bedroom

7 nights from £3,025 per adult and £1,075 per child based on two adults and one or two children sharing a Beach Villa (twin queen beds), half board

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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa Find adventure and relaxation for all the family at this colourful private island, voted the number one travel experience 2011 by readers of Condé Nast Traveller. Sail over to The Island Spa for all-natural treatments including the interactive Kuda (Little) Spa Menu, where youngsters aged six to 16 can blend massage oils, activate ‘magic’ lava shells and learn to play Tibetan singing bowls. Take to the waves with the Surf School, with lessons for guests aged six and above. Visit the Marine Discovery Centre, or help the Reefscapers transplant coral fragments in the lagoon. The Kuda Mas Club immerses four to 12 year olds in beach games, handicrafts, yoga, mini-spa days and scavenger hunts, while teens can learn to dive, hang out in the Surf Shack or retreat to their own centre to watch a movie, surf the internet or play Wii. Family activities include water sports, dolphin cruises and Robinson Crusoe experiences. Babysitters, children’s menus, wading pools, vibrant theme nights and a relaxed, sociable environment complete the five-star family-friendly appeal of this luxury resort. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Surfing lessons for adults and children, Marine Discovery Centre, interactive kids’ spa treatments Accommodation 96 Bungalows and Suites Essential Kids Facts Crèche

One-to-one childcare for children under four (at a supplement)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 year olds (Kuda Mas Kids’ Club - complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 -18 years (Furaavaru Teen Centre - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes, plus a freeform wading pool

Playground Yes Baby Facilities

On request

Dining Children’s menus in all restaurants and in-villa dining FOR ADULTS Three restaurants and two lounges/bars, swimming pool, surf school, complimentary snorkel equipment, water-skiing, wakeboarding and tube riding, scuba diving (adults and children), complimentary non-motorised water sports, Marine Discovery Centre, dolphin cruises, fishing, fitness centre, Island Spa on its own island, complimentary yoga classes TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Malé International Transfer time – 25 minutes by speedboat

PRICES OFFERS

7 nights from £2,499 per adult and £945 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Beach Pavilion with Pool, bed & breakfast

Early booking, complimentary half board upgrade, stay longer free nights, family offer, two islands offer

7 nights from £2,785 per adult and £945 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Beach Villa with Pool (Sunrise), bed & breakfast

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Kanuhura A breathtaking island setting provides the perfect backdrop for the private hideaway that is Kanuhura. Built on a coral atoll, this delightful island provides acres of deserted white sands and extensive facilities. The resort dedicates itself to offering an excellent standard of villa accommodation, friendly service and fine cuisine in a relaxed environment. Each of the thatched roof villas, built using local materials, features an outdoor bathroom and generous verandah. Relaxation is assured at the attractive spa and for the more active there is a wealth of amenities to enjoy. Particularly family friendly, and very popular, are the Duplex Beach Villas which comprise two individual inter-connecting Beach Villas, or Grand Water Villas with a separate living area accommodating two adults and up to three children. Families can discover the beauty of the Maldives with an excellent selection of activities, from searching for hermit crabs and colourful fish to island hopping and private island picnics. Alternatively a fun-filled kids’ club provides a range of organised games for younger guests. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Wonderful wide soft sandy beach, Jenunuhura private island, over 40 dive sites in Lhaviyani Atoll Accommodation 75 Beach Villas and 20 Water Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

Complimentary for 4 - 11 year olds

Babysitting

On request

Baby Facilities

On request

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, two floodlit tennis courts, squash court, water sports centre, canoes, speedboat rental, water-skiing, catamaran cruise, scuba diving, fitness centre, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Malé International Transfer time – 40 minutes by seaplane

PRICES 7 nights from £2,175 per adult and £1,499 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Beach Villa, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £3,125 per adult and £1,739 per child based on two adults and up to three children sharing a Duplex Villa, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Free nights offer

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Atlantis The Palm Atlantis The Palm offers a fantasy holiday experience for families. This exciting landmark with its towering arches and ornate design epitomises luxury and opulence on this amazing coastline. As you would expect of such an incredible resort, the facilities are truly extensive, with numerous restaurants and bars, some with speciality menus created by world-renowned chefs. The spacious rooms all enjoy views over Palm Island or the Arabian Gulf, and can comfortably accommodate two adults and two young children. Activities for families are seemingly endless. Meet the graceful, charismatic dolphins through a once-in-alifetime interactive experience at Dolphin Bay and enjoy the thrill of Aquaventure Waterpark with exciting rides and experiences including Shark Attack Slide, the Leap of Faith and the Lazy River. Enjoy volleyball, football and more on the two kilometre private beach, and explore the underground labyrinth of The Lost Chambers, inhabited by 65,000 marine animals from around the world. Morning, afternoon and evening adventures are available at Kids’ Club which features a play zone, creative zone and underwater theatre, and for teens there is Club Rush, an exclusive hang out with no parents allowed!

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Unlimited complimentary access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers, vast array of activities, spacious rooms Accommodation 1,539 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years (charge)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 18 years (Teens’ Club - charge)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menus in most restaurants

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, three floodlit tennis courts, Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers, Dolphin Bay, dive centre, boat cruises, fitness centre, Shui Qi Spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Dubai International Transfer time – 45 minutes by car

PRICES 7 nights from £1,135 per adult and £485 per child based on two adults and one or two children sharing a Deluxe Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,135 per adult and £990 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Deluxe Rooms, bed & breakfast

Deluxe Queen Room

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Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and Palm Island, this impressive neo-classical style resort is set on over one kilometre of private sandy beach. Situated on Jumeirah Beach near the new marina development, it is ideally located close to the variety of cafés, restaurants and shops on Jumeirah Walk, as well as the shopping and indoor skiing facilities at Mall of the Emirates. For those who wish to be pampered there is a luxury spa featuring a comprehensive menu of treatments, and a short drive away are several championship golf courses. The emphasis at this resort is on rejuvenation and relaxation for the entire family. With the children happy and occupied by a host of games and activities, parents are able to relax and enjoy a stress-free stay as well. Kids can have fun at the kids’ club or spend time with mum and dad in the children’s pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and teens can try one of many water sports on offer. All the beautiful and spacious rooms and suites face the sea or the city/marina, and are able to accommodate families.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Impressive architecture, spacious rooms, ten food and beverage venues Accommodation 294 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Penguin Club - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Private beach, swimming pool, water sports, fitness centre, spa

Deluxe Seafacing Room

TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Dubai International Transfer time – 40 minutes by car

PRICES 5 nights from £999 per adult and £565 per child based on two adults and one or two children sharing a Deluxe (twin queen) Room, bed & breakfast 5 nights from £1,789 per adult and £565 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Deluxe Suite, bed & breakfast

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Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa The rugged interior mountains rise dramatically behind the three luxury hotels of this expansive resort. Looking out onto the beautiful secluded sandy beach of Barr Al Jissah Bay, Al Waha, Al Bandar and Al Husn hotels offer the perfect getaway to discover a land rich in history and culture. As well as the pleasures of the beach, guests can be pampered at the CHI, The Spa, play a spot of tennis or simply enjoy the superb selection of restaurants. Families are welcome at both Al Waha and Al Bandar. Each has its own pool, plus there is a 500 metre lazy river linking the two hotels which is popular with adults and children alike. Children are well catered for with a kids’ club and dedicated Adventure Zone, and from January to June they can get involved in the turtle nesting programme. Al Waha is the most suitable for younger children, due to its close proximity to the children’s facilities, its inter-connecting rooms, informal atmosphere and relaxed dining options. Al Bandar is more sophisticated in style, with spacious sea facing rooms. Children under 18 are not permitted at Al Husn.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Long sheltered beach, Adventure Zone, Splashpad water play area, Omani Sail lessons for adults and children, Omani Heritage Village adjacent to hotel Accommodation Al Waha: 262 Rooms and Suites Al Bandar: 198 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 7 years (Cool Zone Kids’ Club - complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities Adventure Zone activities (charges)

Al Waha Executive Room

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes, in a section of the main pool

Playground

Yes, plus Adventure Zone

Baby Facilities

On request

Dining

Kids’ buffet at Samba, kids’ menu at Surf Café

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, four floodlit tennis courts, sailing school, scuba diving, CHI, The Spa, fitness centre, beauty salon TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Muscat Transfer time – 45 minutes by car

PRICES 5 nights from £1,079 per adult and £525 per child based on two adults and one child sharing an Al Waha Superior Room, bed & breakfast 5 nights from £1,265 per adult and £899 per child based on two adults and two children sharing an Al Waha Family Room, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Early booking discount, free nights

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Oman Family Adventure Tour Explore the carefully guarded heritage, traditional way of life and fabulous beauty of this fascinating Arabian country. From hilltop forts to beautiful natural springs, turtle and dolphin watching to snorkelling, desert dune bashing in Wahiba Sands – a desert wilderness of undulating sands stretching as far as the eye can see – to hidden villages and the retreat of the Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort, this tour is a holiday the whole family will enjoy, particularly children aged eight and above, providing fascinating history, wildlife and adventure.

Turtle Watching and Dolphin Cruise

Historic mountain forts and castles

Wahiba Sands – Overnight Desert Camp

Discover the amazing wildlife of

Visit the ancient mountain forts

Your night in a Bedouin style tent

Oman on an exciting dolphin

and beautiful castles of Oman

(with modern conveniences!) at

cruise. Children and parents alike

and learn about its fascinating

the Desert Nights Camp in the

will love watching the graceful

history. From Nizwa Fort

Wahiba Sands is a once-in-a-

dolphins in the untamed ocean.

overlooking a bustling market to

lifetime experience. Glimpse a

Another highlight will be the

Bahla Fort and Jabreen Castle

traditional way of life surrounded

chance to watch green turtles

with its beautiful ceiling paintings

by the bare wilderness of

nest on the calm beaches of Ras

and intricate wood carvings,

the desert, and experience a

Al Jinz – an experience which is

there is plenty to discover.

barbeque dinner under the stars.

sure to become a lasting memory.

ITINERARY DAY 1 Fly from Heathrow to Muscat with Oman Air on an overnight flight DAY 2 Arrive Muscat. Transfer to ShangriLa’s Barr Al Jissah Resort, Al Bandar Hotel DAY 3 Dolphin Watch and Snorkelling cruise. Overnight Al Bandar Hotel [B] DAY 4 Travel to Nizwa; visit Tanuf Springs, Bahla Fort, Jabreen Castle, then 4WD up Jabal Akhdar mountain. Afternoon drive to Wadi Bani Habib. Overnight Golden Tulip Hotel Nizwa [B,D] DAY 5 Morning visit to Wadi of Maedeen natural spring and ancient clay village. Drive to Wahiba Sands. Overnight Desert Nights Camp [B,D]

DAY 6 Leave camp for ‘dune bashing’ in 4WD vehicles and visit a Bedouin home, stopping at Wadi Bani Khalid for a swim. Watch green turtles at Ras Al Jinz beach with conservation rangers. Overnight Sur Plaza Hotel [B,D] DAY 7 Drive to Wadi Tiwi towards the white beaches of Finns and Bimah Sinkhole natural rock phenomenon, through the fort village of Quriyat to Muscat. Overnight Al Bandar Hotel [B]

PRICES 9 day tour holiday from £2,099 per adult and £1,370 per child based on two adults and two children under 12 years sharing a family room or two rooms (interconnecting on request) according to hotel, meals as indicated, transfers and tour in a private vehicle and international Oman Air flights. Additional nights and upgrades on request.

DAY 8 Morning Muscat city tour (except Friday). Overnight Al Bandar Hotel [B] DAY 9 Day free until departure transfer to the airport for Oman Air flight home

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

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TURKS & CAICOS PUERTO RICO british virgin islands ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

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CARIBBEAN Palm tree-lined beaches, warm sea, a fabulous climate and charming Caribbean hospitality create

the ideal setting for a luxury family holiday. Each

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of the Caribbean islands has its own character, yet

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all offer the same family-friendly environment and

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laid-back atmosphere. Caribbean people have

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big personalities and even bigger smiles, ensuring

that the whole family will enjoy a fun-packed and entertaining holiday. The English speaking islands of Barbados, Antigua and Saint Lucia are firm favourites with families

Hotels

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and the Grenadines 102

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico 104

Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica 106

The Veranda Resort & Residences, Turks

& Caicos 108

facilities such as kids’ clubs, supervised activities

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and varied dining options, with gently shelving

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa,

of all ages. Most resorts offer outstanding family

beaches ensuring safe paddling or swimming in the

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warm sea. Swim with turtles or dive to the depths in the Atlantis Submarine in Barbados. Sail to hidden

Learn about Mayan heritage and visit ruins on

coves for family picnics in Antigua, which is also a

Mexico’s Riviera Maya, where the coastline

great place for older children who want to learn to

stretches 75 miles from Cancun and is home to

scuba dive. Saint Lucia is an adventure playground.

underwater cave adventures, water parks and the

Eco-tours abound; explore the rainforests by

world’s second largest coral reef. In the summer

gondola, fly through the treetops by zip-line and

months, you can also swim with whale sharks.

take exhilarating bike rides through the mountains.

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You can also watch turtles nest on the beach or

protected areas where you may spot humpback

learn about the environment at the new Our Planet

whales, flamingos, dolphins and turtles. Visit the

visitor centre.

world’s only conch farm or build sandcastles on one of the world’s finest beaches, Grace Bay. Teens can

Bioluminescent bays, whale watching, mountain trails and colonial history are some of the attractions

learn to kite board, parasail or scuba dive.

on the vibrant islands of Puerto Rico; whilst for

The Caribbean has something to suit all ages,

a gentler pace of life, British Virgin Islands offer

offering a different family adventure on each of

pristine beaches, island hopping and sailing

the islands.

adventures. Swim with dolphins, glide down the hillside by bobsled or take a treetop canopy tour by zip-line in Jamaica.

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Antigua

Carlisle Bay Situated in one of Antigua’s most beautiful settings, Carlisle Bay has a backdrop of rolling hills and lush rainforest, and is positioned on one of the island’s best beaches on the unspoilt south coast. Style and subtlety combine to make this one of the most acclaimed hotels in the Caribbean. Its contemporary design and urban chic blend beautifully with its idyllic location. From the spacious suites with their stylish interiors, to the staff who create an informal, relaxed atmosphere, this luxury retreat is one of the best. This family friendly resort features a wonderful children’s programme at the purpose built Cool Kids Club. Fully equipped to ensure children are entertained throughout the day, facilities include a jungle gym, mini tennis courts, paddling pool and a screening room showing children’s movies daily. For older children there is a summer programme featuring competitive sports, raft building, water sports and excursions, and action packed activities are laid on for teens at Crush. The beachfront resort of Carlisle Bay is particularly popular with families thanks to its informal, relaxed atmosphere. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Complimentary activities for two – 19 year olds, water sports, movie screenings, teen spa treatments, two bedroom suites, gently shelving beach Accommodation 82 Suites Essential Kids Facts Crèche

6 months - 3 years (complimentary from two)

Kids’ Club

4 - 6 years (Cool Kids Club – complimentary), 7 - 12 years (Crew Club – during school holidays)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 19 years (Crush – during school holidays)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Paddling pool at kids’ club

Playground At the Cool Kids Club Baby Facilities High chairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby monitors, pushchairs, children’s menus FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, nine tennis courts, complimentary non-motorised water sports, dive centre, fitness centre, spa, yoga pavilion, Pilates, golf nearby TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Antigua Transfer time – 30 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £3,355 per adult and £685 per child based on two adults and up to two children sharing a Beach Balcony Suite, full board 7 nights from £2,579 per adult and £1,535 per teenager based on two adults and two teenagers sharing two Garden Suites, full board

OFFERS Early booking discount, children stay free, teenagers’ 50% discount on second room, upgrade to full board

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Barbados

Sandy Lane World renowned for its luxurious elegance, Sandy Lane has long been a favourite for discerning visitors to the Caribbean. Set on one of the best white sand beaches on Barbados, its interiors are light and airy, with open vistas onto lush tropical gardens or the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. The spacious rooms are stylishly appointed and provide luxurious surroundings and amenities. Sandy Lane prides itself on its impeccable service, vast range of facilities and mouth-watering dining experiences. Boasting three golf courses, Sandy Lane is a golfer’s paradise while less active pursuits include relaxing by the pool or indulging in the world-class spa. Sandy Lane is a family favourite where children can join in the fun at the Treehouse Club or spend treasured family time on the beach or by the pool. The Treehouse Club features a playground area, pool parties and a daily schedule of activities and sports to keep children of all ages entertained. Babysitters are available and for teenagers there is The Den, which is equipped with computers, a variety of games tables including table tennis, pool, air hockey and foosball and a juke box as well as offering island tours, water sports and coastal cruises. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS The Treehouse Club, The Den for teenagers, safe gently shelving beach, connecting/adjoining rooms and family suites Accommodation 112 Rooms and Suites plus one 5-Bedroom Villa Essential Kids Facts Crèche

0 - 2 years

Kids’ Club

3 - 12 years (The Treehouse – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 18 years (The Den - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool Upper section of main pool Baby Facilities Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby baths Dining

Children’s menus are available

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, three golf courses, nine tennis courts, complimentary nonmotorised water sports, water skiing, banana boat rides, fitness centre, yoga, pilates, spa Ocean Suite

TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Barbados Transfer time – 45 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £3,130 per adult and £1,955 per child based on two adults and one child sharing an Orchid Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £3,130 per adult and £2,035 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Orchid Rooms, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Complimentary nights, 50% discount on adjoining room for kids

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Newly redesigned Tamarind is one of the most elegant hotels on the west coast of Barbados, boasting some of the most modern, contemporary and elegant facilities. Most of the rooms at Tamarind offer wonderful views of the white sandy beach from their private patio or balcony. Chill out music sets the mood at Rilak’s Deck where you can listen to R&B, jazz, Caribbean and soul while sipping cocktails and watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. Tamarind is now one of the west coast’s best family friendly hotels. Freddie the Flying Fish is a state-of-the-art kids’ club, offering a supervised children’s programme of fun filled activities. Teenagers are also catered for at Club Tamarind, which offers a contemporary lounge where friends can hang out. Modern video game consoles on large screen TVs and age appropriate entertainment that keeps even the most discerning teen busy are all available at the teens’ club. Junior Suites with pool and garden or ocean views sleep two adults and two children, while the One Bedroom Suites accommodate two adults and up to three children. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Freddie The Flying Fish kids’ club, Club Tamarind for teenagers, AQUA School with water sports lessons, gorgeous beach and spacious lawns Accommodation 104 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Freddie The Flying Fish – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

13 - 17 years (Club Tamarind - complimentary)

Babysitting

On request

Baby Facilities High chairs, baby baths, potties Dining

Children’s menu

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools (one adult-only), complimentary non-motorised water sports plus water skiing and banana boat rides, fitness centre, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Barbados Transfer time – 45 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,555 per adult and £710 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Pool/Garden View Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,980 per adult and £710 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Pool/Garden View Suite, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Early booking discount, free nights, children stay free

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Cotton Bay Village Hotel and Resort Cotton Bay Village is barefoot elegance by the sea. Situated on a secluded bay on the north-east of Saint Lucia, it provides luxury villa-style living. Elegant suites and villas are the perfect choice for those seeking a stylish home away from home. Within your accommodation you have an open-air dining area and private kitchen, and with a delicious range of ingredients available at the Bruscheta Deli, you have the freedom to prepare your own meals, although the hotel’s choice of restaurants is outstanding. This is the perfect family holiday destination. Situated in a safe and secure gated complex, each villa is designed specifically to give children and their parents space. Children of all ages will be entertained by the fully qualified staff at The Hummingbird Club, and a complimentary crèche is available for up to two hours per day, with nanny services available upon request. For family days out, a host of activities and trips can be arranged, from visiting Saint Lucia’s famous Pitons and exploring the rainforest to shopping in Rodney Bay, located just ten minutes from Cotton Bay Village. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Hummingbird Kids’ Club, two hours’ complimentary crèche per day, self contained home from home villa-style living Accommodation 75 Villas Essential Kids Facts Crèche

0 - 3 years

Kids’ Club

3 - 8 years (Hummingbird Kids’ Club – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

Beach and water sports activities

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Separate pool plus kids’ section in main pool

Baby Facilities Highchairs, sterilisers, bottle warmers, baby baths, baby monitors, safety gates Dining

Children’s menus available

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course nearby, complimentary non-motorised water sports, kite surfing rentals and lessons, fitness centre, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Saint Lucia Transfer time – 90 minutes

If travelling with babies or small children, prebook a Baby & Villa Pack including fruit purées, nappies and essential food items so you can sit back and relax as soon as you arrive

PRICES 7 nights from £1,510 per adult and £760 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a One Bedroom Tamarind Villa, room only 7 nights from £1,880 per adult and £760 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Two Bedroom Calabash Villa, room only

OFFERS Children stay free, children under five eat for free, early booking free nights, free entrance to Our Planet visitor centre

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Buccament Bay Resort Located on stunning St. Vincent, Buccament Bay is a new all inclusive hotel surrounded by lush mountains and rainforest with a beautiful white sand beach. The perfect choice for all the family, the resort offers a variety of activities to cater for all ages and interests, including the Liverpool FC Soccer School, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, The Spa by ESPA and a dive and water sports centre. You’ll be spoilt for choice dining-wise, with fine Indian cuisine to barefoot alfresco dining. There are plenty of activities to keep the children happy, from the sandy beach, two pools and a children’s pool to the Little Harlequins Kids’ Club. Toys and games will keep them busy, as will the beach party, glass bottom boat rides and snorkelling. For an unforgettable experience for the whole family, there is dolphin and whale spotting or a catamaran trip to a turtle sanctuary to view the endangered hawksbill turtle and learn about their conservation.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Liverpool Football Club Soccer School, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, Little Harlequins Kids’ Club Accommodation 125 Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Little Harlequins – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

Football, tennis and performing arts academy

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Paddling pool by the main resort pool

Playground Yes Baby Facilities Highchair, bottle warmers, pushchairs Dining

Children’s menus and early dinner sittings

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, Pat Cash Tennis Academy, Liverpool FC Soccer School, performing arts academy, complimentary non-motorised water sports, water skiing, glass bottom boat tours, dive centre, fitness centre, yoga, pilates, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – St. Vincent Transfer time – 25 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,985 per adult and £684 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a One Bedroom Garden View Villa, all inclusive 7 nights from £2,515 per adult, £684 for the first child and £1,069 for the second child based on two adults and two children sharing a Deluxe Two Bedroom Garden View Villa, all inclusive

OFFERS First child stays and eats free, free flights from Barbados to St. Vincent, free nights, free room upgrades

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St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort St. Regis Bahia Beach oozes style and sophistication, combining tropical elegance with modern technology. Each of the rooms and suites is beautifully appointed with custom-designed furnishings. The most luxurious beach hotel in Puerto Rico, St. Regis is nestled amongst tropical vegetation and set on two miles of golden sand beach, the perfect setting in which to unwind and enjoy a relaxing family holiday. Tee off at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course and be pampered at the exclusive spa or explore the island’s splendour by cycling or walking the breathtaking nature trails. Designed with the whole family in mind, St. Regis has a seaside pool esplanade, an inviting tropical oasis with freeform pool, poolside private cabanas and a poolside grill. The fully staffed Iguana Kids’ Club features a playground and occupies a brightly decorated and airy pavilion, with activities including nature walks, bird-watching and turtle-feeding. Babysitting is also available as well as a nightly reading of a children’s story by the outdoor fireplace. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Iguana kids’ club, two mile long beach, bio-luminescence kayak tours in Fajardo Accommodation 139 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

5 - 12 years (Iguana Kids’ Club – complimentary, supervised activities)

Babysitting

On request

Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, championship golf course, tennis courts, kayaking on the river, complimentary non-motorised water sports, fitness centre, yoga, pilates, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – San Juan Transfer time – 35 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,999 per adult and £705 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Superior Garden View Room, room only 7 nights from £2,460 per adult and £705 per child on two adults and two children sharing an Astor Suite Garden View, room only

OFFERS Early booking discount

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Round Hill Hotel & Villas Perched on a private peninsula on a former plantation, Round Hill has a timeless quality. Set in 110 acres of lush gardens, this discreet resort is framed by countryside and the crystal clear sea. Style, warm hospitality and impeccable service combine to great effect. The rooms in the Pineapple House all evoke tropical beach living and boast spectacular sunset views, while villas are nestled on the hillside. The immaculate gardens offer peace and tranquillity; alternatively choose your spot by the double infinity edge pool or on the secluded beach. The staff at Round Hill go to great lengths to please even the smallest guests. Little ones are entertained at the complimentary Pineapple Kids’ Club, which promotes fun and education with a host of activities offering an active and imaginative holiday. Round Hill’s secluded setting and grounds provide families with a relaxed, intimate and safe environment. Children will love splashing in the paddling pool or building sand castles on the secluded beach. Cots and highchairs are available as well as early dining from the Children’s Menu. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Fabulous kids’ activity programme, villas with private pools, array of water based activities Accommodation 36 Rooms and 27 Villas Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 – 6 year olds (complimentary) 7+ (7-Up Club, complimentary) Free tennis clinics in July and August

Teenagers’ Activities

Games room with X Box, Wii, Cool Chairs wired for music and games

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Section of main pool

Baby Facilities

Cots and highchairs

Dining

Early suppers from the kids’ menu, family buffets

FOR ADULTS

Oceanfront Room

Swimming pool, adult only pool at the spa, tennis courts, complimentary nonmotorised water sports, water skiing, tubing, dive centre, fitness centre, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Montego Bay

For a fun-filled Robinson Crusoe family evening, get stranded on an isolated beach where Man Friday cooks your dinner over an open fire and the kids cook their own sausages over coals in the sand - David Pointer, Western & Oriental Product Manager

Transfer time – 25 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,555 per adult and £765 per child based on two adults and one child sharing an Oceanfront Room, room only 7 nights from £1,555 per adult and £1,045 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Oceanfront Rooms, room only

OFFERS Early booking discount, free nights, kids eat free in the summer, 50% discount on adjoining room for children

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The Veranda Resort & Residences Set on the pristine white sands of Grace Bay, The Veranda Resort & Residences is a new all inclusive resort on the island of Providenciales. The hotel blends modern amenities and facilities with traditional Caribbean style, casual elegance with chic allure and boasts magnificent views of more than 800 feet of ocean frontage. Sabai Spa by Elemis takes care of all your pampering needs, and features an extensive spa menu. Daily yoga and water aerobics classes are available, with tennis clinics for those who wish to perfect their skills. Children will enjoy Kids Town which offers a variety of fun and stimulating activities. They can also sign up for afternoon ‘Kids Only’ excursions, while teens have the chance to try some extreme sports including kite boarding, scuba diving and parasailing. The Veranda Resort & Residences features a range of restaurants to suit every taste, whether it’s a family friendly experience or a romantic dinner for two. The Veranda Resort & Residences brings another level of luxury to all inclusive holidays in the Turks and Caicos and is proving particularly popular with families. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS One of the world’s best beaches, stimulating kids’ activities, extreme excursions for teenagers Accommodation 168 Rooms and 8 Beachfront Cottages Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 - 15 year old (Kids Town - complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

Extreme excursions including kite boarding (additional cost)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Separate pool in West Village

Playground Yes Dining

Children’s menus, all day dining

FOR ADULTS Three swimming pools including a kids’ pool, tennis courts, golf nearby, complimentary non-motorised water sports, fitness centre, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Providenciales Transfer time – 10 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £2,145 per adult and £1,190 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Garden View Studio, all inclusive 7 nights from £3,150 per adult and £865 per child based on two adults and two children sharing a Garden View Two Bedroom Suite, all inclusive

OFFERS Free nights, kids stay and eat free

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Rosewood Little Dix Bay Situated on an idyllic bay, Little Dix occupies a beautiful setting on the gorgeous island of Virgin Gorda. This authentic castaway retreat offers understated luxury, with guest rooms scattered through its scented tropical gardens. A reef protects against tides and currents, creating exceptional swimming conditions, safe for children and great for snorkelling, sailing and water sports. There is a wealth of activities including tennis, an excellent children’s grove and water taxis ready to take you to secluded beaches on nearby islands. Children will delight in the many activities offered at the Children’s Grove. Set amongst the shade of a mahogany preserve, this facility boasts a miniature Caribbean chattel house, arts centre, shipwreck and outside play area. From nature walks to shell collecting and treasure hunts, children will have lasting memories of their holiday. In addition to children’s menus, families have many baby amenities at their disposal. Cots, baby monitors, bathrobes, bottle warmers, bath mats and changing tables are just some, helping to make your holiday with little ones as stress-free as possible. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Great kids’ club, stunning safe beach, children’s pirate parties Accommodation 100 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 – 12 year olds (Children’s Grove – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

Teen room with computers, CDs and DVDs

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground Yes Baby Facilities Highchairs, bottle warmers, baby baths, baby monitors, bed rails Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, seven tennis courts, complimentary non-motorised water sports, water skiing, dive centre, boat and yacht rentals and charters, beach drops by private water taxi, fitness centre, yoga, spa TRANSFERS Nearest airport – Beef Island, Tortola

For a truly memorable family adventure, order a picnic and take a water taxi to a deserted beach for a day of sandcastle building and snorkelling - Erica Moore, Western & Oriental Travel Specialist

Transfer time – 40 minutes by boat

PRICES 7 nights from £1,799 per adult and £955 per child based on two adults and one child sharing a Garden View Room, room only 7 nights from £2,439 per adult and £1,609 per child based on two adults and two children sharing two Ocean View Rooms, room only

OFFERS Free nights, 50% discount on second room for children

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RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa Offering modern and contemporary Mexican style accommodation with unique octagonal shaped rooms, Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is an ultra all inclusive family friendly resort set in lush tropical gardens on a palm-lined white sand beach. The nine international restaurants offer cuisines from all over the globe, including Italian, Mexican, Japanese and French. The whole family will enjoy the pleasures of Dreams’ signature Unlimited-Luxury® package with all meals, premium brand drinks and many land and water sports included. Explorer’s Club is a children’s activity centre with sandcastle competitions, arts and crafts, a games room, large playground and weekly camp outs on the beach. There is a wide variety of beach, land and water activities to suit all age groups including bicycles, table tennis, Hobie cats, floating trampolines and climbing icebergs, Euro Bungee and weekly beach parties. Evening entertainment includes spectacular live shows and big screen movies on the beach.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Fabulous Explorer’s Club for kids, movies by moonlight, weekly beach camping adventures Accommodation 486 Rooms Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

3 -12 year olds (Explorer’s Club – complimentary)

Teenagers’ Activities

Beach and water activities

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Splash pool at Explorer’s Club, and kids’ section of main pool

Playground

At the Explorer’s Club

Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Two swimming pools, golf course nearby, beach activities, kayaks, snorkelling, salsa and Spanish lessons, dive centre, fitness centre, yoga, spa, nightclub TRANSFERS

Preferred Club Master Suite

Nearest airport – Cancun Transfer time – 20--25 minutes

Don’t miss the opportunity to swim with dolphins at the hotel’s sister resort

PRICES 7 nights from £1,375 per adult and £709 for first child and £875 for second child based on two adults and one or two children sharing a Premium Deluxe Tropical and Garden View Room, all inclusive

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Whether you’re looking for an eco-adventure experience, an educational holiday, an allencompassing family-friendly resort or perhaps an itinerary which incorporates a little bit of everything, the Far East delivers on all counts. Thailand’s diverse landscapes offer imposing mountains in the north,

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lush tropical rainforests in central regions and

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further south. Malaysia offers a different Far East

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experience, from the dense jungles and wildlife of Borneo to the mixed Asian fusion of cultures in Penang. Indonesia is an archipelago made up of more than 8,800 islands and is home to the islands

Diverse wildlife, rich cultural heritage, delicious food and resorts jam-packed with amazing activities and facilities for all the family – the Far East has it all

of Bali and Lombok. Witness the incredible traditions of the Balinese people; observe the abundant marine life or journey through some of the national parks before ending your stay at one of the many family-friendly resorts. One of the joys of a holiday in the Far East is trying new and varied cuisine for a real taste of the region’s daily life and culture – a great experience for the whole family to share. Best Beaches

Best Experiences

The list is endless, but to name just a few; those

The Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah in

located in and around the Bo Phut area of Koh

Borneo are simply brilliant for jungle and wildlife,

Samui and the Laguna Resort in Phuket (Thailand)

while Penang and Georgetown are full of cultural

are highly recommended, whilst the Malaysian state

heritage. Thailand’s northern and central regions

of Sabah (Borneo) also offers some fantastic beach

have amazing elephant experiences, whilst the

resorts. Bali has many beaches, although the areas

capital city Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis.

of Nusa Dua and Jimbaran Bay are particularly well

Indonesia’s West Bali National Park in north-west

suited for families.

Bali is a sensation, as is simply walking through cultural Ubud’s markets. For something a little bit different, we recommend a tailor-made family tour around the Indochina region, comprising Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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Try some of the diving and snorkelling off the coast of Koh Samui, suitable for all levels - Oscar Lopera, Western & Oriental Product Manager

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KOH SAMUI, THAILAND

Four Seasons Resort KOH SAMUI Probably the most luxurious and glamorous resort on Samui, the Four Seasons Koh Samui is set on a hillside, overlooking a small cove beach with free standing villas, all of which have panoramic views. This is one of the most scenic and unspoilt parts of the island, with the resort taking full advantage of its spectacular setting. Each villa has all of the modern amenities including an outdoor living area with patio and a private pool. The Residence Villas are closer to the beach with extra living space and are particularly suited to families with a selection of one through to five bedroom Residence Villas available. Four Seasons Resort is a wonderful base for your family. A complimentary kids’ club, children’s menus and a gift on arrival combine to make the resort’s younger guests feel welcome. Other touches including child-size bathrobes, baby and children’s toiletries, cots, bottles, kettles and complimentary baby food for children up to the age of four, helping to make for a stress-free holiday for all the family. The friendly staff are on hand to offer suggestions for family outings or to arrange a babysitter, so parents can enjoy the breathtaking views and stunning sunset over dinner at the Lan Tania restaurant. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Set in a secluded bay, excellent one to four bedroom Residence Villas, perfect for larger families, comprehensive weekly activities available Accommodation 60 Villas and 14 Private Residences Essential Kids Facts Crèche

0 - 5 years (Located at Coral Kids’ Club)

Kids’ Club

2 - 12 years

Teenagers’ Activities

Takraw, beach football, table tennis and volleyball (additional off-site activities available)

Babysitting

On request

Playground

Yes (at the beach)

Beach Villa

Baby Facilities High chairs, sterilisers (restaurants only), pushchairs, potties, child car seats, nappies available for purchase Dining

Children’s menus

FOR ADULTS Swimming pool, fitness centre, yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, tennis, golf courses nearby, private cruises, spa centre, library TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Koh Samui Transfer time – 20 minutes PRICES 7 nights from £2,765 per adult and £989 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and one child sharing a One Bedroom Villa, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £3,259 per adult and £989 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and two children sharing a One Bedroom Residence Villa, bed & breakfast

OFFERS

(Private Residence Villas from One to Five Bedrooms are also available on request)

Free night offers and honeymoon benefits

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Phuket, Thailand

Dusit Thani Laguna One of Phuket’s most established resort hotels, Dusit Thani Laguna, located within the Laguna resort area at Bang Tao Bay, offers a combination of Thai style architecture and a high level of resort comfort and facilities. Nestled amidst acres of tropical gardens, this is an idyllic retreat. A low-rise building in modern Thai style houses the superbly appointed guest rooms and suites with private balconies overlooking either the ocean or the peaceful lagoon. The exclusive Dusit Thani Pool Villas have two bedrooms with a Jacuzzi and private pool on the rooftop, ideal for families. At the delightful kids’ club, with games room, library and playground, children are treated as special guests from the moment they arrive. Younger children will also love splashing in the swimming pool while older children can explore by mountain bike, take to the water in a kayak or try their hand at horse riding. There are five exotic dining outlets on site with seamless presentation and service, including the Italian restaurant, La Trattoria, and the Ruen Thai restaurant, which has one of the best reputations on Phuket.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Excellent beachfront and swimming pool area for kids, plenty of water sports, lots of food outlets for the family to enjoy Accommodation 254 Rooms, Suites and Villas Essential Kids Facts Crèche

1 - 4 years (Kids’ Club)

Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years

Teenagers’ Activities

3 - 18 years (Club Laguna) as well as table tennis, non-motorised water sports, volleyball, pitch and putt golf, games room, snooker, billiards and mountain bikes (additional off-site activities available)

Babysitting

On request

Kids’ Pool

Yes

Playground

Yes – at the kids club

Dusit Club Room

Baby facilities High chairs, bottle warmers on request Dining

Children’s menus in restaurants, children allowed in all dining outlets, supermarket nearby

FOR ADULTS Adults swimming pool, tennis courts, jogging track, Pétanque, fitness centre, Angsana Spa, Laguna Phuket Golf Club nearby TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Phuket Transfer time – 20 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,279 per adult and £955 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and one child sharing a Deluxe Sea View Room, bed & breakfast 7 nights from £1,279 per adult and £1,095 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and two children sharing two inter-connecting Deluxe Sea View Rooms, bed & breakfast

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OFFERS Free nights, family plan, early booking, long stay, Dusit Club, Suite and Villa benefits

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Cycle around the lagoon or try some of the activities on offer at the Quest Laguna Adventure centre, followed by a spot of shopping at the Canal Village NeiL SUTTOn, Western & Oriental TRAVEL SPECIALIST

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Penang, Malaysia

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is a tropical paradise for families, set on the popular Batu Feringgi beach within easy access of Georgetown. Guest rooms evoke an ambience of modern luxury while retaining the sophistication that Shangri-La is known for. The Family Combo Rooms are ideal for families, with two interconnecting rooms guaranteed in either Superior Hillview or Deluxe Seafacing categories. The resort offers a variety of activities including water sports, tennis courts and two lagoon shaped pools plus dedicated family activities. The kids’ club offers numerous arts and crafts, games and activities, including a Nintendo Wii, and pool based games. The Adventure Zone is a fantastic family entertainment centre which has an assortment of indoor fun, with a toddler zone, drop slides and net bridges to entertain children from little ones to teens for hours on end. Other family activities include jungle walks, mini soccer, golf putting competitions and water volleyball. The resort offers family-friendly poolside and evening dining with quick and tasty children’s menus available, and the option of relaxing in the bars after a long and happy day. The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Family combo rooms available in Superior, Deluxe and Executive categories, excellent family facilities, Adventure Zone, lots of dining options, plenty to explore outside the hotel Accommodation 387 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Kids’ Club

4 - 12yrs (Kids’ Club)

Teenagers’ Activities

4 - 18yrs (Adventure Zone)

Babysitting On request Executive Seaview Room

Kids’ Pool Yes, with waterslides and shade Playground Yes (Adventure Zone, indoor and outdoor) Baby Facilities Highchairs, cot beds Dining

Head for the Adventure Zone... regardless of your age! Make the trip to Georgetown and try some of the famous Chicken Rice - dhiren shah, western & oriental travel specialist

Children’s menus, children’s cutlery and plates (on request)

FOR ADULTS Cooking class, Essence Vale beauty salon, tennis courts, fitness centre, whirl pool, swimming pool, weekly scheduled activities, water sports (motorised and non-motorised), additional access to some facilities at sister property Shang-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa TRANSFERS Nearest Airport – Penang Transfer time – 40 minutes

PRICES 7 nights from £1,499 per adult and £865 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and one child sharing a Mountain View Room, bed & breakfast

OFFERS Free nights, child meal offers, plus kids stay, play and eat programme

7 nights from £1,499 per adult and £1,235 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and two children sharing two inter-connecting Mountain View Rooms, bed & breakfast

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Borneo, Malaysia

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking a sweeping bay, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa offers recently renovated rooms and suites in the serenity of a secluded tropical luxury resort. There is an enticing array of restaurants serving international and Asian gourmet specialties as well as a choice of bars and lounges at which to watch the sunset or enjoy a cool cocktail. The Cool Box Ice Cream Bar will be the ultimate paradise, surely, for all ages. There are a wide variety of recreational facilities for total relaxation and for pampering sample the traditional Borneo treatments at CHI, The Spa. The resort has ideal access to the excitement of Kota Kinabalu town and makes a wonderful base from which to take one of our many Borneo jungle trips to see wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys and a visit to Turtle Islands. For children there is Cool Zone, one of the largest child care and play facilities in Malaysia, featuring a separate toddler section, a creativity area for arts and crafts, as well as a games room and outdoor activities. The whole family will love the Water Play Area and Pool, featuring water slides and water battle stations, as well as dedicated areas for toddlers, teenagers and adults. For an added experience, guests can make the trip to sister property Shangri-La Rasa Ria for a visit to their very own on-site baby Orangutan Sanctuary.

The DETAIL W&ONDERFUL HIGHLIGHTS Club and Executive rooms great for families, excellent family facilities, close to Kota Kinabalu town centre, newly renovated 2,000 square metre infinity pool area for adults Accommodation 492 Rooms and Suites Essential Kids Facts Crèche Toddler section at Cool Zone Kids Club Kids’ Club

4 - 12 years (Cool Zone Kids Club)

Teenagers’ Activities

Water play area & pool, soccer, cricket, volleyball, table tennis, sepak takraw, pitch & putt, snorkelling, weekly theme party

Kinabalu Executive Suite

Babysitting On request (4yrs+) Kids’ Pool Yes (tapered shoreline area) PRICES 7 nights from £1,389 per adult and £869 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and one child sharing a Superior Hill View Room, bed & breakfast

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Baby Facilities Highchairs, children’s cutlery, plates and beakers (on request), cot beds, priority breakfast corner, plus ‘Children Come First’ check-in policy. Dining

Children’s menu available at Café TUTU

7 nights from £1,639 per adult and £869 per child (aged 2 – 11 years) based on two adults and two children sharing two inter-connecting Superior Hill View Rooms, bed & breakfast

FOR ADULTS

OFFERS

TRANSFERS

Free nights, Kinabalu Club Room and Suite benefits, plus kids stay, play and eat programme

Nearest airport – Kota Kinabalu

Infinity pool, Jacuzzi, health club, CHI, The Spa, jogging path, Pétanque, tennis courts, bay fishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, weekly scheduled activities, water sports (non-motorised)

Transfer time – 10 minutes

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A borneo jungle experience to see wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys, as well as a chance to stay at turtle islands - carly croWe, western & oriental travel specialist

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Thailand Multi-Centre HOLIDAY This amazing multi-centre holiday takes in two of the most stunning sights of Thailand, the luscious jungles of Khao Sok National Park, combined with the gorgeous beaches of Phuket and a stay at the Angsana Laguna Phuket. Khao Sok National Park, Central Thailand

national park itself, with your

Phuket Adventure Centre and

stay including jungle walks, a

the Canal Village including a

A relatively undiscovered area,

canoe safari down the Sok river

number of shopping and food

with dramatic limestone peaks

and an overnight stay onboard

outlets. Overlooking Bang Tao

and large lakes surrounded by

a floating luxury tented camp at

Bay beach, the new Angsana

dense tropical rainforest. The

the centre of Cheow Larn lake.

Laguna Phuket offers a range

whole family will love learning about the life of Thai elephants

of family friendly facilities such as dedicated accommodation,

and taking part in the Elephant

Laguna Resort Area, Phuket

Experience Programme – get

An ideal family destination, the

superb Beach Club and the Tree

hands on with these gentle

Laguna Resort area of Phuket

House Kids’ Club, which all

giants, feed and bathe them.

holds a number of attractions in

make for the perfect resort to end

There is plenty to do within the

itself such as the Quest Laguna

your trip.

ITINERARY DAYs 1-3 Arrive and transfer to Banyan Tree Bangkok for three nights in a Deluxe Room [B] DAYs 4-5 Flight and transfer to Elephant Hills Jungle Safari via Phuket for two nights in a Luxury Tent. Includes Elephant Experience and canoe safari [B,L,D] DAY 6 Transfer to Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp for overnight stay in a Luxury Floating Tent. Includes jungle trek and cruise of Chaw Larn lake [B,L,D] DAYs 7-11 Transfer to the Angsana Laguna Phuket for five nights in a Laguna Grand Room [B] DAY 12 Transfer to Phuket airport for return flights to the UK Elephant Experience Programme at Elephant Hills Jungle Safari

PRICES 11 night multi-centre holiday from £2,069 per adult and £975 per child. Based on two adults and one child (aged 7 – 11 years) sharing accommodation, meals and transfers as indicated. International and domestic scheduled flights also included. Minimum age at Elephant Hills Jungle Safari is four years, and seven years at the Rainforest Camp.

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Borneo Multi-Centre Holiday Malaysia’s state of Sabah – located in northern Borneo – is rich in jungle rainforest and wildlife. This multicentre trip includes visits to Turtle Islands, the Orangutan Sanctuary in Sepilok and a stay at Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa.

Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan, Sabah

jungle tour ends once again

most remarkable sights in the

in KK along with a stay at the

world – and learn about the

Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the main

luxurious Shangri-La’s Tanjung

conservation work being done

gateway from which tours of

Aru Resort & Spa.

to protect the species. From

Sabah’s national parks and surrounding islands begin.

here, your tour continues deeper into the jungle along the 560

A short flight to Sandakan is

Turtle Islands and Sukau, Sabah

followed by visits to the Sepilok

Situated in the Sulu Sea, Turtle

and the surrounding area of

Orangutan Sanctuary in time

Islands is where you can watch

Sukau – known for its mangrove

for feeding and learning about

the green and hawksbill turtles

swamps and home to famous

these endearing primates, before

coming ashore to lay their clutch

inhabitants, the proboscis

heading to Turtle Islands. Your

of up to 200 eggs – one of the

monkeys and wild orangutans.

kilometre Kinabatangan river

ITINERARY DAYs 1-2 Arrive and transfer to Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur for two nights in a Mountain View Room [B] DAY 3 Flights and transfer to Turtle Island via Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. Overnight in basic twin room [L,D] DAY 4 Return to Sandakan for visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and onward transfer to Sukau for overnight in basic twin room [B,L,D] DAYs 5-9 Transfer back to Sandakan for tour of town. Onward flight and transfer to Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa in Kota Kinabalu for five nights in a Deluxe Room [B]

Orangutans

DAY 10 Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK

PRICES 9 night multi-centre holiday from £2,379 per adult and £1,535 per child. Based on two adults and one child (aged 4 – 11 years) sharing accommodation, meals and transfers as indicated. International and domestic scheduled flights also included.

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Singapore & Bali

FAR EAST Multi-Centre HOLIDAY Combine the fascinating city of Singapore and a memorable stay on Sentosa Island with a wonderful woodland experience in West Bali National Park, followed by a beach retreat to the Conrad Bali Resort in Nusa Dua.

Sentosa Island, Singapore

West Bali National Park

Nusa Dua, Bali

The Menjangan Resort is a

Located at Benoa, the Conrad

In Singapore, the Garden City

peaceful retreat located in the

Bali is set in tropical gardens

of Asia, the offshore resort island

heart of West Bali National

with a 350 metre pristine beach.

of Sentosa with its water parks,

Park on the stunning north-west

Extensive facilities will keep all

fantastic Underwater World

coast. A few of the numerous

members of the family busy;

and Dolphin Lagoon, Universal

nature-inspired activities

for children there is a children’s

Studios Singapore, MegaZip

available include bird watching,

pool and kids’ club offering

Adventure Park, Sentosa 4D

horse riding, mountain biking,

activities such as treasure hunts,

Magix cinema and many more

kayaking, snorkelling and

kite making and cookie making,

attractions, make a great base

diving, as well as exploring the

whilst for adults there is the

from which to discover the rest

park itself with one of the resort’s

award-winning Jiwa Spa, several

of the city.

guides.

speciality restaurants and a golf course nearby.

ITINERARY

DAYs 1-3 Arrive and transfer to

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore for three nights in a Senior Hill View Room [B] DAYs 4-6 Transfer to the Manjangan

Resort for three nights in a Monsoon Deluxe Room [B] DAYs 7-11 Transfer to the Conrad Bali

Resort & Spa for five nights in a Deluxe Garden Room [B] DAY 12 Transfer to airport for return flights to the UK

PRICES

Beach Villa at the Manjangan Resort, Bali

11 night multi-centre holiday from £2,025 per adult and £1,159 per child. Based on two adults and one child (aged 2 – 11 years) sharing accommodation, meals and transfers as indicated. International and domestic scheduled flights also included.

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Mountain biking at the Manjangan Resort, Bali

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itinerary. Traditional holiday elements such as

beautiful scenery, delicious dining and luxurious

accommodation are combined with thrilling

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adventures, historical sights, local culture and hands-on activities to form our exclusive itineraries.

Rickshaws, Elephants & Tigers - Rajasthan for Families, India 146

Africa

specifically for families, and our experts

Safari & Beach, Kenya 140 The Wild, Wild West, North America

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Africa is a fantastic destination for families looking for an adventure. See animals stalking in the wild, gaze out over vast plains under big skies and enjoy magnificent tropical beaches,

Sri Lanka

all complemented by fantastic delicacies, vibrant

A visit to Sri Lanka guarantees a myriad of

culture, and warm hospitality.

enriching experiences – from ancient fortresses, vast aromatic tea plantations and treasured Buddhist

North America Riding on horseback, driving cattle across the wide open prairies, cooking on a campfire – experience real cowboy life with your family. Our

temples to prehistoric volcanoes rising up from the earth, and the chance to see graceful elephants in their element.

specialists will match your riding ability to your

India

ideal ranch, all set within a scenic, rugged Wild

India is an experience for the senses. Children can

West terrain.

absorb the vibrancy and culture of this dynamic country. From bustling cities, breathtaking sights of

Latin America Fly to Costa Rica for a hands-on holiday. Families will never forget the time they explored the

extraordinary landmarks to discovering the diverse wildlife, India will engage your family’s imagination.

rainforest from the tree tops, helped locals make chocolate from scratch and played on white sandy beaches and in the picturesque blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari Self-Drive An exciting mix of vibrant city life, beaches, forests and wildlife, this wonderful self-drive tour of Cape Town and the picturesque Garden Route, complete with a thrilling safari at Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is action packed for children of all ages. All the hotels and lodges we have chosen for this itinerary positively welcome children and go out of their way to make a family holiday extra special.

Cape Town

Tsitsikamma Forest

Eastern Cape safari

A captivating mix of modern

The scenic retreat of Hog Hollow

The whole family will have an

living and old world charm,

looks out over the Tsitsikamma

unforgettable experience on your

Cape Town enjoys one of the

Forest, a wonderland of giant

Eastern Cape safari. Game is

most beautiful locations on

yellowwood and stinkwood trees

plentiful and includes lion, rhino,

earth. For spectacular views

running down to a dramatic

elephant, cheetah, buffalo,

take the cable car to the top

coastline of cliffs, estuaries and

giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra

of Table Mountain, explore the

sandy coves. Children will love it

and over 16 antelope species.

wharves and warehouses of the

here - spot dolphins and whales

Leeuwenbosch is excellent for

Waterfront, crammed with shops

at the nearby beaches, see

families, offering a special

and restaurants, visit Robben

Cape Fur seals and walk through

programme of activities for

Island and head to the Cape

the forest to the Monkeyland

children including dedicated

Peninsula to see the penguins at

Primate Sanctuary.

game drives.

Boulders Beach.

ITINERARY DAYs 1-3 Arrive in Cape Town and pick up your car. Three nights at Cape Royale, an excellent central location for exploring the city [B] DAYs 4-5 Drive to the Winelands. Two nights at Franschhoek Country House [B] DAY 6 Continue along the Garden Route to De Zeekoe Guest House and the meerkat project [B]

PRICES 12 nights from £8,400 per family during low season and £9,260 per family during high season Based on two adults and two children under 12 years, including return flights from London Heathrow and Group C sedan type vehicle for the duration, accommodation and meals as specified.

DAYs 7-9 Three nights in Tsitsikamma forest at Hog Hollow Country Lodge [B] Hog Hollow Country Lodge

DAYs 10-12 Continue to the Eastern Cape. Three nights at Amakhala Leeuwenbosch Lodge on safari. Game viewing activities included [B,L,D] DAYs 13 Drive to Port Elizabeth for return flight via Johannesburg

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Rock Art and Meerkats This is a fabulous and exciting itinerary which takes in the wonderfully rich history of Cedarberg, a Natural Heritage Site and home to 130 San rock art sites. Move on to the malaria-free private game reserve of Tswalu, situated in the Kalahari Desert, and enjoy watching the immensely popular meerkats. End your tour in beautiful Cape Town, with the majestic Table Mountain towering over the city below.

Bushman’s Kloof

Tswalu

Cape Town

A Relais and Chateaux hotel

Tswalu is a luxurious retreat

Family fun abounds in Cape

located in an area often

situated in the remote Kalahari

Town, including visits to a

described as one of the world’s

desert, home to over 80

penguin colony, a boat trip to

largest open-air art galleries, the

species of mammals including

Seal Island and an invaluable

history surrounding this 18,000

the wonderfully engaging

history lesson with a visit to

hectare wilderness reserve is

meerkat families. Tswalu

Robben Island. Staying at Cape

unsurpassed. Visit the many San

welcomes children and positively

Grace is a great choice for

rock art sites and be educated in

encourages all the family

families as they specialise in

the spiritual world of an ancient

to become involved in their

spoiling children (and adults)

past. In addition, the region

conservation vision. There are

rotten!

lends itself to the outdoors with

special children’s activities and

canoeing, hiking, cycling and

the reserve is malaria-free, with

fishing just some of the activities

flexibility to your activities and

to enjoy.

experience being the key.

ITINERARY DAYs 1-4 Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to Cedarberg. Four nights at Bushman’s Kloof in a Family Suite with all activities included [B,L,D] DAYs 5-9 Transfer back to Cape Town for four nights at Cape Grace in a Two Bedroom Family Suite [B] DAYs 10-14 Private charter to Tswalu Private Game Reserve for four nights of luxury in the private Tarkuni House [B,L,D] DAY 15 Return to Cape Town for your flight back to the UK

PRICES 14 nights from £5,400 per person Child reductions are available dependent on age. Return flights, all meals and activities at Bushman’s Kloof and Tswalu are included.

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KENYA

Safari & Beach Combine an exciting safari experience with the beautiful Kenyan coast on this safari and beach holiday. Children can discover two of Kenya’s great wilderness areas, Laikipia and the Masai Mara, completing the experience with a relaxing stay on tropical white sand beaches. Not only will you enjoy superlative gameviewing in the Mara and camel treks in the Laikipia conservancy, but you can also explore the Kinondo forest and enjoy the excellent choice of activities and facilities at the all inclusive Pinewood Village on Kenya’s sparkling coast. Laikipia Conservancy

Kenya’s beaches

The Laikipia plateau is an area

Masai Mara – home of the safari

of sweeping plains and rugged

With its rich, undulating

sand beach of Pinewood Village

gorges, where thorny acacias

grasslands and abundant

on Kenya’s coast. This tropical

and wild palms mingle with

wildlife, the game-rich Mara

paradise, with lush gardens

candelabra trees and gigantic

is an incomparable setting for

visited by Colobus monkeys from

rocky kopjes. Explore the bush

a safari, offering the most

the surrounding forest, offers

on game drives, on horse back

diverse wildlife in Kenya. The

plenty of activities for the whole

or by camel. There’s a terrific

abundant plains game attract

family to enjoy as well as the

range of bush activities on

prides of lion, cheetah, leopard,

chance to explore Kinondo forest

offer, everything from trekking

hyena, jackal and the smaller

and the traditional culture of the

to cultural visits and mountain

nocturnal cats.

local Digo community.

biking to river tubing. ITINERARY

DAYs 1-3 Arrive in Nairobi and

transfer to Laikipia. Three nights at Sosian Lodge, game drives and park fees included [B,L,D] DAYs 4-6 Transfer to the Masai Mara. Three nights at Off Beat Mara Camp, game drives and park fees included [B,L,D]

DAYs 7-12 Transfer to Pinewood

Village for six nights

[B,L,D]

DAY 12 Return to Nairobi for flight

to UK PRICES 12 nights from £4,290 per adult sharing and £4,040 per child sharing in low season, and from £4,800 per adult sharing and £4,290 per child sharing in high season including international flights from London Heathrow on Kenya Airways, all road and air transfers, accommodation and meals as specified.

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Relax on the palm-lined, white


Laikipia

Diani Beach, Kenya Coast

Cheetahs

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The Ranch at Rock Creek

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The Ranch at Rock Creek

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NORTH AMERICA

The Wild, Wild West A family ranch holiday in North America is an experience like no other. Whether your brood are already potential cowboys or girls or have never mounted a trusty steed before, our wide selection of luxurious ranches in some of North America’s most beautiful locations offer you a great active family escape. Wide open spaces, fresh air in abundance and a plethora of activities coupled with legendary cowboy hospitality give any family the sort of outdoor adventure that will live long in the memory. Round ‘em up and pack your bags for a western adventure you’ll never forget.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Little Grizzlies

Cowboys young and old

This is our most luxurious ranch,

Whether it’s pretending to be

Picnic lunches, arts and crafts,

located in ten square miles

cowboys or learning about the

ice skating, fishing, archery,

of Montana’s most beautiful

great outdoors, ranch holidays

paintball, rafting, butterfly

countryside. Accommodation,

in Montana have limitless ways

collecting, mountain biking

from riverside tented cabins

for kids (and parents) to realise

and of course horse riding

to luxurious log cabins, suits

their dreams. Days contain

and cowboy-craft are on offer

families of up to eight people.

educational activities focusing

by day. In the evening you

The ranch is totally all inclusive

on daily ranch life, including

can join in the fun toasting

so you can be as active as you

themes such as Rivers & Ponds,

marshmallows around the

want... and you can eat all you

Cowboys & Horses, Flowers &

campfire and at the Silver Dollar

want too!

Bugs, Cabins & Tipis and How

Saloon with its full size cinema

to Build a Campfire.

screen, ten-pin bowling alley, billiards and karaoke.

ITINERARY DAYs 1-4 Arrive Las Vegas for a few days R&R in this playground for all ages. Three nights at New York New York Hotel, which has its own children’s level and roller coaster DAYs 5-9 Fly to Missoula in Montana and transfer to The Ranch at Rock Creek for four nights on this all inclusive luxury ranch DAY 10 Fly back to the UK (you could consider following your cowboy adventure with a stay in Las Vegas or Los Angeles)

PRICES 10 days from £4,745 per adult and £2,585 per child Based on two adults and two children (under 12) sharing a Family Room at New York New York, Las Vegas on a bed & breakfast basis and a Family Canvas Cabin at The Ranch at Rock Creek on an all inclusive basis. Price includes transfers in Montana only, international flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic and domestic flights with Allegiant Air.

Family Canvas Cabin at the Ranch at Rock Creek

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Latin America

Costa Rica Family Holiday This is family-friendly Latin America at its best. On this journey you’ll discover two of Costa Rica’s most impressive natural sights – the Arenal volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest – as well as learning about rainforest chocolate making, visiting a sugar cane mill and coffee plantation, riding over the treetops on the Aerial Tram, exploring the forest canopy on the Arenal Hanging Bridges and relaxing on a beautiful central Pacific coast beach.

La Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve - chocolate making

Arenal Volcano & Hanging Bridges

Punta Leona Beach

A visit to the Arenal Volcano is

Stroll through the network of

deep blue waters of Punta Leona

a real highlight. Trek along the

trails in the tropical La Tirimbina

beach provide the perfect end to

park’s trails and afterwards relax

Rainforest Reserve, discover

an exciting Costa Rican journey.

in the nearby hot springs whilst

exotic plant life and birds,

Children will love the four

enjoying phenomenal views of

including the green macaw, learn

swimming pools and calm sea.

the volcano. Discover life in the

about cacao and help with the

There are also 750 acres of lush

forest canopy as you make your

chocolate making process. You’ll

tropical rainforest to explore and

way along soaring bridges and

even have the opportunity to taste

a variety of activities for children

a circuit of interpretive trails that

this delicious organic rainforest

and parents alike.

offer you a unique perspective of

chocolate – bars are on sale in

the rainforest environment.

the gift shop that supports the local women’s association.

ITINERARY DAY 1 Arrive San José, transfer to hotel and meet guide DAY 2 San José city tour, sight-seeing and shopping [B,L] DAY 3 Transfer to Sarapiquí, visit La Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve and see chocolate making [B,D] DAY 4 Tour the Caribbean rainforest and ride the Aerial Tram [B,D] DAY 5 Transfer to La Fortuna located close to the Arenal Volcano [B,D] DAY 6 Explore the Arenal Hanging Bridges and discover life in the forest canopy [B,D]

DAY 8 Explore Selvatura Park and the Monte Verde Cloud Forest [B,D] DAYs 9-10 Transfer to Punta Leona Beach Hotel, located close to Jacó beach, for two nights [B] DAY 11 Return to San José for return flight [B]

PRICES From £6,394 per family Based two adults and two children under the age of 12 sharing, including English speaking driver/ guide, international flights, accommodation, activities and meals as mentioned

DAY 7 Transfer to Monteverde and learn about coffee and sugar cane plantations [B,D]

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The pristine white sand and


Toucan

Arenal Volcano

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Image from the Incredible India campaign, courtesy of the Indian Tourist Board

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INDIA

Rickshaws, Elephants & Tigers - Rajasthan for Families Northern India is a fabulous destination for families, with plenty of opportunities for children to experience the vibrancy and culture of this amazing country and learn about a completely different way of life, visiting local villages and even schools. This tour of Rajasthan is the perfect introduction to India, discovering some of the north’s greatest sights including the Taj Mahal, spotting tigers on safari, riding elephants and camels and experiencing the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s streets by rickshaw. Parents will enjoy the calm and luxury at the end of each day, as you stay in some of the most delightful hotels in India.

ELEPHANTS & THE AMBER FORT - JAIPUR

ROYAL BENGAL TIGERS – NATIONAL ANIMAL OF INDIA

AN INTRODUCTION TO DELHI

Perched on top of a hill, the

The royal Bengal tiger, the

experience the richness and

best way to reach the beautiful

national animal of India, is an

chaos of Delhi is on a rickshaw

Amber Fort is on one of the

incredible sight. Enjoy exclusive

ride through its busy streets,

intricately painted, colourful

morning and afternoon jeep

glimpsing painted sacred cows,

royal elephants. Zigzagging

game drives into the jungle in

watching locals selling their

their way up the slopes, children

search for this majestic and

wares and absorbing the smells

will love the ride, and parents

elusive creature, and to view the

and colour of this vibrant city.

will love the amazing vistas that

varied wildlife and beauty of

open up as you reach the top.

Ranthambhore National Park.

ITINERARY

DAY 7 Morning game drive. Drive to Jaipur. Two nights at Oberoi Rajvilas [B]

DAY 1 Fly from Heathrow to Delhi with Jet Airways on an overnight flight

DAY 8 Full day tour of Jaipur

DAY 2 Arrive Delhi. Two nights at Oberoi New Delhi

DAY 9 Fly to Udaipur. Two nights at Oberoi Udaivilas [B]

DAY 3 Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi [B]

DAY 10 Morning city sightseeing. Evening boat ride on Lake Pichola [B]

DAY 4 Drive to Agra. Afternoon Red Fort and Taj Mahal. Overnight at Oberoi Amarvilas [B]

DAY 11 Fly to Mumbai. Two nights at Oberoi Mumbai [B]

DAY 5 Drive to Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri. Stay for two nights at Oberoi Vanyavilas [B]

DAY 13 Fly home with Jet Airways

PRICES From £3,684 per adult and £2,240 per child Based on two adults and two children (under 12) in separate rooms.

[B]

DAY 12 Morning city tour of Mumbai

One of the best ways to

getting there

[B]

Five non-stop flights operating daily from London to Delhi. There are also excellent connections from Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Flight time is a little over eight hours, only slightly longer than the Arabian Gulf.

[B]

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SRI LANKA

CULTURE, Wildlife & BEACH Sri Lanka for Families Sri Lanka is a fascinating island with much culture, history, wildlife and scenery to discover by visitors of all ages, not to mention its glorious sandy beaches. In this tour we have included some highlights which will appeal to nature-loving families or those interested in exploring Sri Lanka’s natural attractions; the people, flora and fauna. On this page we aim to provide inspiration for your own adventure which can be tailor-made to suit age groups, family size and choices of activities and interests. All tours are operated on a private basis with your own qualified driver-guide, and we can include seaplane air taxi to some destinations.

Elephants & Wildlife

The opportunity to visit Pinnawela

Tea Plantations & Mountains

Turtles, Surfing and Snorkelling

Elephant Orphanage, famous

Stay high in the centre of

In season (the early spring

for nurturing orphaned wild

Sri Lanka where the climate

months) there’s a chance to

elephants, is unmissable. A jeep

is more refreshing, and the

go whale-spotting off the south

safari drive through Minneriya

lush green hills are covered in

coast. Visit one of the Turtle

National Park enables you to

tea plantations interspersed

Conservation projects on the

see herds of wild elephants in

with gushing waterfalls and

south coast, and try snorkelling

their natural environment, and

awesome scenery. Here, the

or surfing from the beach.

baby jumbos in Uda Walawe

chance to trek, mountain bike,

at the Elephant Transit Camp.

try white water rafting or just visit

Other animals to spot are bear,

a tea factory with some

deers, crocodiles, leopard and

tea tasting awaits.

a multitude of exotic birds.

ITINERARY DAY 1 Fly from Heathrow to Colombo with Sri Lankan Airlines on an overnight flight DAY 2 Arrive Colombo. Two nights at Jetwing Beach Hotel in Negombo DAY 3 At leisure

[B]

DAY 9 Continue to Yala. Two nights at Chaaya Wild Yala [B] DAY 10 Early morning & afternoon safari drives [B]

DAY 4 Drive to Habarana via the elephant orphanage. Afternoon at leisure. Two nights at Cinnamon Lodge [B]

DAY 11 Leave the park for the south-west coast for three nights at Jetwing Lighthouse Hotel [B]

DAY 5 Visit Sigirya rock fortress, then Minneriga National Park for a safari drive [B]

DAYS 12-13 At leisure

DAY 6 Drive or train journey to the highland tea country. Two nights at Lavender House [B] DAY 7 At leisure

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DAY 8 Drive to Uda Walawe National Park. Overnight at safari camp [B]

DAY 14 Return to Colombo. Overnight at Cinnamon Grand [B] DAY 15 Overnight flight to the UK with Sri Lankan Airlines

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PRICES From £9,995 per family Includes 14 nights accommodation on shared double/twin basis (in a Family Room where possible) with breakfast daily, all travel in an air-conditioned vehicle (except safari jeep) with an English speaking driver-guide, locally guided sight-seeing and mineral water and cold towels in vehicle.


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PREFERRED AIRLINES

British Airways Western & Oriental has a long-standing commercial relationship with British Airways, and we are proud of our affiliation with the airline. Among the benefits to you as a Western & Oriental customer is that you are able to take advantage of some truly remarkable low-cost upgrades to either British Airways First, Club World or World Traveller Plus - you can choose to upgrade both ways or one way in either direction. Please note that the number of seats allocated to each flight at our quoted upgrade supplement is strictly limited, therefore early booking is recommended.

World Traveller

CLUB WORLD

WORLD TRAVELLER PLUS

• World Traveller has been designed with your comfort in mind, from ergonomically designed seats, complete with lumbar support and headrest, to your own seat-back video screen

• With a dedicated check-in and exclusive facilities, choosing Club World means travelling in comfort and freedom. Dedicated departure Lounges and Elemis Travel Spa∆ are designed to give you choice before your flight, whether you wish to relax, dine or be pampered.

• World Traveller Plus is a separate, quieter and smaller cabin with a maximum of six rows providing you with a more relaxing and peaceful journey.

• Choose from the latest films, TV programmes, games, audio books, music and radio with Highlife Entertainment Audio Video On Demand (AVOD)* • Complimentary bar service available throughout your flight with 3 course meals and snacks • World Traveller makes flying with children a little more enjoyable with a range of services designed especially for young families such as the ‘Kids Eat First’ policy and dedicated children’s TV content from Disney/Cartoon Network • Priority boarding to reduce stress levels!

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• The Club World seats give you your own space and time to do what you want, when you want. Bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever, you can guarantee complete comfort in any position. • The very best in local and international cuisine is served, along with a dedicated wine cellar. But if you are still peckish you are free to help yourself to healthy snacks and tasty treats from the Club Kitchen.

• Enjoy more personal space than World Traveller. • Stretch out in the additional seven inches more legroom and benefit from the added recline, adjustable headrest, lumbar support, footrest and legrest. Upgrade to World Traveller Plus from £299†

* Fitted on most aircraft and currently rolling out across the rest of the fleet. ∆

Upgrade to Club World from £739†

Available at London Heathrow and New York JFK Terminal 7.

Upgrade prices are per person and are one-way. Bookings are subject to availability and advance booking may be required


PREFERRED AIRLINES

Virgin Atlantic Western & Oriental has a close relationship with Virgin Atlantic and so can offer you great value prices on flights worldwide. Virgin Atlantic operates flights from London Gatwick to the Caribbean, including Antigua, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Tobago and Cancun (from June 2012), and also direct flights from Manchester to Barbados. Other destinations from London Heathrow include Dubai and Hong Kong. Economy

Flying with children

Your comfortable seat has room to sleep or just relax, and

Virgin provides delicious children’s meals on request, and

with 300 hours of the latest entertainment on your personal

each child receives a free K-id activity pack, full of all sorts

seatback screen and an amenity kit, you’ll have everything

of goodies. There’s also dedicated kids’ entertainment on the

you need for a relaxing flight. There’s also a choice of three

seatback screens.

main courses, plus complimentary drinks and snacks.

EmirateS Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with over 400 international awards for excellence, operating 15 daily flights to Dubai from six UK airports and onwards to over 100 destinations worldwide. Passengers can take advantage of five services a day from Heathrow, three daily from London Gatwick and Manchester, two a day from Birmingham, and a daily service from Newcastle and Glasgow. With convenient regional departures on Emirates, the whole world is on your doorstep. Economy CLASS

Emirates makes flying with children easy

Passengers can enjoy a comfortable flight with superb meals,

Along with priority boarding for families with young children,

award-winning inflight entertainment and world class service

special children’s meals are available on request. Youngsters

from Emirates’ multilingual cabin crew. Economy Class features

won’t be bored with children’s magazine 3,2,1, plus e-kids,

personal seatback TV screens with up to 1,200 on-demand

which is filled with stories, jokes and puzzles. There are also

channels, a multi-course menu with bar service, advanced seat

dedicated children’s channels and interactive games on all

selection and 30kg checked baggage allowance.

flights.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK please read

Brochure Accuracy Although we have made every effort to ensure that the content of this brochure is correct at the time of publication (September 2011), it is inevitable that circumstances may change. Facilities may be withdrawn due to maintenance e.g. the pool is closed as it needs a tile replacing. Public and religious festivals may also impact on the availability of facilities both in the hotel and the resort. We will endeavour to advise you of changes we are aware of prior to travel. All pictures shown have been checked for their accuracy; however it is realistic to assume these have been taken during the most favourable conditions so seasonal variation may apply. Any room shots are intended to give an overall impression of the hotel and we can’t guarantee the décor will be the same in your room. No brochure, no matter how detailed, will be able to give you all the information you require, either prior to booking or during your holiday. For this reason we do recommend some personal research into your chosen destination(s) prior to booking. We also have a large selection of hotels and resorts which we have not brochured and these are available on our website www.wandotravel.com Your Travel Arrangements As you would expect from one of the leading tour operators to the Mediterranean, we offer a wide choice of flights from scheduled airlines to charter flights and low-cost airlines, and to our worldwide destinations we offer the leading carriers such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates. Although the prices quoted in this brochure include flights from London, it goes without saying that there are many more convenient regional airports up and down the country. We are able to arrange departures from all over the UK, so if you have a local airport that would suit you better, please contact us and we will organise a quotation for you. Our Selected Hotels Virtually all of our hotels are at least superior first class rising up to super luxury. This will generally ensure the good standard of accommodation and associated features; however we have no control over bookings accepted by hotels other than our own. The hotels we feature can be shared with guests from other countries, with differing customs and cultures which can add to the atmosphere and experience in varying ways.

We have full details available of exactly which child facilities are available at our chosen hotels and resorts so please do enquire at the time of booking. Sometimes children of a certain age will not be permitted to use water sport facilities within a resort due to insurance limitations. Should you require further details of age restriction please enquire at the time of booking. Holidays for those with Disabilities Whilst we do accept bookings from those with a disability, not all of the properties featured are suitable. Please enquire specifically if you need any clarification and we will offer our suggestions based on your individual and personal requirements. Building Work If we receive prior advice we will inform you of any building work that we think may affect your holiday. However, please note that we have little or no control over building work taking place on private property that may be adjacent to one of our featured hotels. Holiday Prices Because of the choice we can offer you, it is not possible to list every price on every date. A ‘from’ price is indicative of the lowest price available for the hotel featured and is based on both Low and High Season. These prices may also vary depending on a number of factors such as your exact date of travel, the total number travelling in your party and the configuration of the accommodation. All our quotations are personalised to your exact requirements and each quote will utilise the very best rates available at the time. To help you in choosing a holiday which is tailor made by us to your requirements, please call our sales experts, or visit your travel agent. The holiday price includes: Return flights from London Accommodation on the occupancy and board basis stated Return transfers from the airport to your accommodation

Our Hotel Ratings and Facilities All of our hotels have their own special appeal. We regularly inspect the hotels in our programme and look for qualities that you may also find important, such as comfort of the rooms, location and facilities on offer. We believe there is no such thing as ‘the best hotel,’ however we are confident that we can find a gem within our large collection that will meet your personal taste and requirements.

What’s Not Included in the Price

We do not use star ratings in the brochure as we find these ratings vary vastly from country to country and are often graded on aspects of the hotel that may not be relevant to you, such as conference facilities and televisions in the room.

Car parking in the UK or resort

Whilst we are only legally responsible for resort/property information contained in our brochures and or websites, facilities may change without any notice given to Western and Oriental and we ask that If your holiday enjoyment is dependent on a specific item, please advise us well in advance so we can clarify availability and obtain written confirmation. We are specifically not responsible for third party brochures or website promotions – for example by hotels or tourist boards and of course other tour operators. Seasonality The majority of the resorts and destinations shown in this brochure can be offered on a year round basis although seasonal variances do apply, especially in Europe. These are summarised on the relevant pages. You will note that some of the lower prices and extra value offers apply in the quieter months, when the climate may not be so consistent. During the quieter months hotels may decide to reduce facilities in line with anticipated occupancy (e.g. closure of restaurant/re-painting of pool). Equally in the busier months you should expect a livelier atmosphere with more demands placed on the facilities and the attentions of the staff. This can be particularly evident at times of school holidays when even a quiet hotel can have a sudden change in noise levels. We will endeavour to notify you when a supplier informs us in advance of any service closure or reductions, however some operate this based on their daily occupancy levels and we therefore cannot know of this in advance. If you feel that a particular service is paramount to your holiday enjoyment please do inform us in advance.

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Essential Kids Facts On each page we have included an easy reference box with all the essential facts to help you choose the best hotel for your family.

Holiday insurance Transportation between your home and UK departure airport UK regional flights to London Food and beverage on flights (although some carriers offer these on a complimentary basis) Porterage where not provided by the hotel Tips and gratuities Tourist taxes payable locally (usually a nominal nightly fee) Special Offers These additional offers can really enhance your holiday enjoyment and details will be provided within your quote. Some of these offers have limited availability so early booking can be essential. A realist will accept that very few hotels will give much away in their peak demand months; however in the less busy months they will be more willing to entice you. It will therefore not come as a surprise that some of these extra value offers occur when the weather is less consistent. Passports and Visas All British Citizens must be in possession of a valid 10 year passport. This should have a minimum validity of six months (several countries are strict on this). UK passport holders do not currently require visas except for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, India, Bali, Australia, and China; however it is your responsibility to check that you have all valid documents in advance of booking your holiday. It is important that your passport has at least one clean page for entry visa to be inserted. Other nationals should enquire at the relevant embassy. This information is correct at the time of going to print and may be subject to amendment. Your passport and air ticket must be in the same name. If you have recently married and your passport is in your maiden name, your marriage certificate must be taken with your travel documents.


Health & Vaccinations We do suggest consultation with your own GP with regards to all health and vaccination issues. This is important if you are visiting either the more populous areas or forest/water regions. For travel to rural/jungle areas we strongly suggest precaution against Malaria, Typhoid and Hepatitis A, as well as anything your doctor may suggest for you. All travellers should avoid contact with any wild and domestic animals, including pets. Preexposure vaccination should be given to adults and children at increased risk of rabies or who are travelling to remote areas where medical care and post-exposure prophylaxis with rabies vaccine and rabies immunoglobulin (RIG) are not readily available. Following an animal bite, wounds must be thoroughly cleaned and an urgent medical assessment sought, even if the wound appears trivial. All hotels and tours mentioned do contract with us on the basis that they comply with local regulations governing health, safety and hygiene. Some of these standards may be less than applicable in the UK, whilst others may be even more stringent. Cases of hotel food poisoning are very rare. Less reliable would be the purchase of food or drinks from beach/roadside vendors. Having said that please experiment with the local food from hotel and recommended restaurants. Before You Fly With many airlines no longer offering advance seat selection, we strongly recommend checking-in online when possible. This allows you to select your seats before arriving at the airport. Our Reservations staff can provide information and book you a chauffeur driven transfer, airport parking, overnight accommodation and airport lounges. Please ask for details. Hotel Check-in & Early Flights Hotel check-in policies vary at each hotel but you are typically permitted to occupy your room from 2-3pm. If you have an early arriving flight and wish to guarantee early access to your room you will normally have to pay for an additional night. The same normally applies to late checkout. You will normally be required to checkout at about 11am. However, your hotel should be able to provide a room for you to be able to change clothes and freshen up. Please contact your consultant for more information. Meals and Hotel Restaurants Meal plans are available at most hotels. Pre-booked meal plans and all inclusive hotels may be restricted to the table d’hote menu although a credit is normally offered to be used against a la carte menus and specialty restaurants. During the winter season or times of low occupancy, hotels with a number of restaurants, may only open one restaurant each day on a rotational basis meaning that during a one week stay you should have the opportunity to dine in each restaurant at least once. If you have special dietary requirements please ensure you advise your consultant at the time of booking, however please note we cannot guarantee your request will be catered for. All-Inclusive Holidays It is standard practice at all-inclusive hotels that not all bars and restaurants will operate on an all inclusive basis. Supplements may also be payable for premium branded drinks, as well as a la carte dining. Times of operation of the all inclusive package will also vary from hotel to hotel.

our emergency phone (number given in documentation), and this problem will usually be rectified. In most of our resorts outside Europe we employ a local representative to whom your complaint should be registered with, if you find no resolution to your problems can be found from the hotel management. We work very closely with our local representatives and will endeavour to ensure your holiday gets back on track as quickly as possible. Of course in doing this we expect that your requests are both reasonable and in accordance with what has been requested by yourself at the time of booking. Car Hire We strongly recommend car hire during your stay at many of our hotels because of the added flexibility it provides. Our reservations team is able to organise this for you. They will also be able to quote competitive prices and advice on the documentation you will require. Your Safety Whilst Abroad Please take note of hotel suggestions on safety whilst at your hotel, particularly regarding balconies, safes, lifts, swimming pools and beach/sea use. Many of our hotels do offer water sports within the arrangements and these are generally covered under the hotel’s insurance (see also ‘Essential Kids Facts’). You might be expected to prove your proficiency prior to use and an additional charge may be made for instruction. You will probably be offered optional facilities by beach vendors – such usage would be strictly at your own risk. Frequently these vendors have no insurance and use deliberately faulty and dangerous equipment, making a good living off gullible visitors. Special Requests If you are celebrating a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or even are on your honeymoon, please ensure you advise us at the time of booking so we can forward this information to your hotel. If you have any specific dietary requirements we must be advised at the time of confirming your flight reservations so we can request you are catered for on your flights. Please note many airlines have a restricted number of special meal options and not every request can be guaranteed. In cases of your dietary requirement being very specific we recommend you purchase sufficient refreshments for your journey once clearing customs. More and more airlines are removing the facility of pre-booking specific seats in economy class; however this facility is usually available if you check in on-line up to 48 hours prior to arriving at your departure airport. Consumer Protection The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL protected, since we hold Air Travel Organiser’s Licences granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10417. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. We are also a member of ABTA, membership number Y1152. All package holidays that you buy from us that do not include a flight or other individual travel elements that you buy from us (e.g. accommodation only, car hire etc) are also protected for your security provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. For further information visit the ABTA website at www.abta.com.

Please note that the all-inclusive package will end when you check out of your room. If your flight departs later in the day, it may be possible to pay a fee in resort to utilise the all inclusive service for longer. Representative Service We do not use local representatives in Europe, except at selected hotels, as we have found over the years that your hotel’s concierge is often able to provide more up to date and impartial advice on places to see and eat. If you have any problems whilst away and need to speak to a member of staff we have a 24 hour, 365 day a year out of hours service. Details of this service will be included with your travel documents. If you do have any reason to be unhappy with your facilities or resort/hotel service, please bring this to the attention of senior management at the hotel or by contacting us through

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BOOKING CONDITIONS Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully. They contain important information about your holiday contract. 1. CONTRACT Your contract is with Western and Oriental Travel Limited trading as Western & Oriental, Layden House, 76-78 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5QU, referred to as “we” or “us” in this contract. A binding contract is only entered into when we issue a confirmation invoice. By contacting us and/or your travel agent to make a booking, you accept that you have the authority to bind all members of your party to these terms and conditions. It is essential that you check the travel details on the confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any errors. Your booking is also subject to the conditions of carriage of your chosen airline. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION When you buy a holiday package from us, The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from this brochure and ensure that your money is refunded or that you are repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency (for all UK citizens, except residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man). We are holders of Civil Aviation Authority ATOL licence 10417, which will protect any holiday package including a flight, except for residents of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, as described in the paragraph above. If the holiday you buy from us is an ATOL-protected air holiday package you will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10417.

(C) CANCELLATION BY US Whilst we hope we will never have to cancel your holiday, this does very occasionally happen and we reserve the right to do so. Should it be necessary to cancel your holiday, we will endeavour to offer alternative travel arrangements of equivalent or similar standards, together with a price refund if appropriate. Alternatively we will provide a full and prompt refund. (D) FORCE MAJEURE Compensation will not be payable in any cases where an amendment, change or cancellation is due to ‘force majeure’, being unusual or unforeseeable events or circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid. These include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbance or strike, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disputes, technical or maintenance problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, levels of water in rivers, acts of God, closure of airports, changes of schedules or operational decisions of transport providers. (E) LOW BOOKINGS Compensation is not payable if a holiday or tour does not take place because a required minimum number of passengers to enable the holiday or tour to take place has not been reached and you were informed of that requirement at the time of booking.

Protection applies to all UK citizens, except residents of Channel Islands and Isle Of Man / or whose journey commence from these points.

8. PRICES All prices advertised or quoted are per person based on sharing a twin/double room and are in pounds sterling unless otherwise shown and are subject to change, up or down, until the booking is concluded. After that, we will only increase the price in limited circumstances to reflect increases in transportation costs (including fuel and airfares), dues, government approved taxes (including VAT), both in the UK and overseas, fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes, embarkation and disembarkation, and security fees at airports), Government action or exchange rate variation. If the surcharge would increase the cost of your holiday by 10% or more, you may cancel your holiday and receive a full refund (except insurance premiums). We will absorb, and you will not be charged for, any increase equivalent to up to 2% of the original price of your holiday (excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees). No surcharges will be made within 30 days of departure. Prices in this brochure were calculated on the exchange rate of £1 = US$1.59, £1 = A1.09

3. ABTA We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y1152. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration can be found on ABTA’s website www.abta.com

9. OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOU We take care to ensure that all involved in the preparation and supply of your holiday maintain the highest standards. Please remember that the appropriate standards will be those prevalent in your destination, which may not be the same as developed international standards.

The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently by IDRS, part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect of costs. Full details will be provided on request or can be obtained from the ABTA website. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per booking. Neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences.

(a) We will pay reasonable compensation (subject to (c) below) if the product supplied to you is not of the standard described or contracted for by you. This compensation will be limited (except in the case of death or injury) to no more than twice the holiday price of the person affected.

In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. All package holidays that you buy from us that do not include a flight or for other individual travel elements that you buy from us (e.g. accommodation only, car hire etc) are also protected with your security provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. For further information visit the ABTA website at www.abta.com.

The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 on the amount the arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. The application for arbitration and Statement of Claim must be received by IDRS within nine months of the date of return from the holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if the company agrees, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement. For injury and illness claims, you may like to use the ABTA/Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Mediation Procedure. This is a voluntary scheme and requires us to agree for mediation to go ahead. The aim is to help you resolve your dispute in a quick and cost effective way. Details on request or from www.abta.com 4. PAYMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY A deposit of £250 per person or 10% of the total holiday price (whichever is greater) is required at the time of booking. We reserve the right to vary the deposit as appropriate. The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made less than eight weeks before departure, the full amount is due on booking. If any balance remains unpaid, travel documentation will not be issued and we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and apply the cancellation charge set out below. Final travel documents will usually be sent out approximately two weeks before departure. All money paid to a travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf. Payment must be in the currency of the invoice and you are responsible for bank charges. If you choose to pay the balance of your holiday by credit card a 2.5% levy will be charged. No charge is levied for payment by debit card. In some cases quotations will be based on instant purchase, limited availability non refundable airfares and full payment of the total holiday cost must be made at the time of booking. Full details will be given at the time of enquiry. 5. INFORMATION Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information in our brochure is as accurate as possible, it is published many months before your holiday takes place. We reserve the right to make changes to the brochure and any information it contains. You will be informed of any material changes before booking. Western and Oriental Travel Limited are only responsible for information contained within our own publications and websites. We are specifically not responsible for third party information (from tourist boards and hotels for example) contained in any other brochures or websites. 6. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY YOU (A) AMENDMENT We will do our best to assist you in altering your arrangements after booking but cannot guarantee this will be possible. If alterations can be made you will be responsible for all extra charges and costs and we reserve the right to charge a £50 administration fee per person plus any applicable charges levied by our suppliers. We also reserve the right to treat any amendment less than eight weeks prior to departure as a cancellation and apply the cancellation charges set out below. (B) CANCELLATION All cancellations must be made in writing by the person who made the booking and are effective on the day we receive it. As we incur substantial costs and losses on a cancellation, we will apply the following cancellation charges: Number of days prior to departure Up to 56 days 55-43 Days 42-31 Days 30 Days or less

Cancellation charge as percentage when cancellation notice received of total holiday price Forfeit deposit 50% 75% 100%

(b) Should failure in your holiday arrangements relating to you or any member of your party being killed, injured or becoming ill during or as a result of, carriage by aircraft, ship, train or coach as part of the holiday arrangements organised by us, our liability to pay compensation is limited in accordance with the liability of the carrier/service under any international convention which governs such services. (c) Our liability to you does not apply if you or any member of your group is at fault; if the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing the services which form part of our holiday contract with you; the failure is due to any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, which we could not have avoided even if we had used all care possible, or the failure is due to any event which we or the supplier of any service could not help, expect or prevent. This includes Force Majeure. (d) Any acceptance of liability is subject to you agreeing to assign to us your rights against any third party responsible for the events leading to your claim and to you affording us all necessary assistance in pursuing that claim. 10. COMPLAINTS If you have any complaint or problem whilst on holiday you must inform us, our representatives or the supplier as soon as possible to give us the maximum opportunity to rectify it. Any unresolved complaints must be notified to us in writing within 30 days of your return. 11. PASSPORTS, VISAS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTATION It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary passports are machine readable. You should also ensure that all necessary visas, international driving licences, vaccinations and other health documents are in order. All passports must have a validity of at least six months from your scheduled return date to the UK. You will generally need clear/clean pages for visas, as required, to be inserted. You must read all documentation that is supplied to you and ensure that all information contained within is correct. Failure to do so may incur amendment charges which are your responsibility. Some countries and airlines now require additional passenger information (API). We will inform you which countries require this. This information is compulsory and is required by authorities. It is essential that all clients provide the API prior to travelling. Failure to provide this information may result in you being denied boarding for your flight. No refund will be permitted and any additional costs will be borne by the named clients. 12. TRAVEL INSURANCE Your holiday package with us does NOT include travel insurance and it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate insurance cover. In accordance with normal industry practice, we will require you to have adequate travel insurance to provide accident and medical cover before your holiday departs. Such insurance should ideally be valid from the date of booking, be valid throughout the holiday duration and financially cover any probable loss through cancellation, amendment, accident or health related problems. You should ensure you are covered for all activities you are planning on your trip. If you do not already have a travel insurance policy, you can visit our website to purchase excellent value single-trip and annual policies provided by Travel & General Insurance Company plc. For any assistance with insurance please call the insurers helpline directly on 0845 408 0583. 13. MEALS All pre-booked meals will be on a table d’hôte basis. Supplements can apply for à la carte items or restaurants. 14. SPECIAL REQUESTS Whilst we will endeavour to comply with any special requests such as airline seating, diet and room requirements, we can only do so on a ‘goodwill’ basis. As these are usually only provided at the discretion of the relevant supplier, we cannot guarantee availability and cannot be held responsible if they are not provided. 15. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES We are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us and which form part of your holiday contract.

The penalties are in addition to the non-refundable elements of the booking which have been contracted on your behalf and notified to you.

16. JURISDICTION This contract is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If we are able to recover any of our losses from our suppliers, we will refund those to you subject to a reasonable administration fee.

17. DATA PROTECTION POLICY In order for us to process your booking we need to store and record your information, including data as supplied. This may include transfer of such information outside of the European Economic Area to parties involved in the arrangements of your holiday. Equally, we use such information for updating our mailing lists and from time to time you may receive travel related information from us or from another company from within Western and Oriental Travel Limited. Should you not wish to receive such literature you must advise us in writing.

Agents or third party organisations acting on our behalf are unable to amend or change the contract or terms and conditions within it. 7. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY US (A) AMENDMENTS It is occasionally necessary for us to make changes to advertised products and services and we reserve the right to make such changes. In exceptional circumstances we may have to modify your holiday after booking. If the change is minor we will do our best to notify you in advance but are not obliged to do so and no compensation is payable. If the change is material (for example, a change of flight time by more than 12 hours, change of destination or to a lower standard of accommodation), we will notify you as soon as practically possible and offer you the choice of (i) accepting the alternative arrangements or (ii) arranging an alternative holiday with us or (iii) cancelling your holiday. Whichever option you choose, we will pay you compensation unless the change has been caused by force majeure or low bookings as defined below. Days before departure Compensation per person 43 Nil 42-29 £40 28-15 £50 14-0 £70 (B) CHANGES DURING THE HOLIDAY If we are unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday whilst you are away, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra cost or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro-rata refund for any part of the holiday not received. This does not apply to minor changes in your accommodation, itinerary or transportation.

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18. UK FOREIGN OFFICE ADVICE ON OVERSEAS TRAVEL It is now assumed that British citizens are at risk of terrorism, be it in the UK or when travelling overseas. History has shown us these attacks can either be spontaneous or premeditated. For your guidance we suggest you visit the website of the Foreign Office on: ww.fco.gov.uk or tel: 0845 850 2829. The website is regularly updated and provides you with country-specific information, including advice on terrorism and general matters on health and safety. 19. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In addition to these general booking conditions, specific relevant destination information maybe contained within the individual brochures and websites. See Know Before You Book on pages 150-151. Registered in England Number: 7558669 4 Red Lion Court, Alexandra Road, Hounslow, TW3 1JS © Western and Oriental Travel Limited All rights reserved. Date of issue: September 2011


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