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Holiday Type / February Half Term 2018

February half term is peak season for luxury ski holidays; for a no hassle ski-in, ski-out holiday, the five star family hotel Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol, Austria has enormous two bedroom family suites.  Alternatively, with dark nights and cold weather in the UK, sunnier climes are also in high demand for this first luxury family holiday of the year. Inject some Vitamin D and watersports into this school holiday at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados or enjoy an array of child-friendly activities at Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque Resort in Tenerife. We understand that flight class and times along with interconnecting rooms are important when travelling with children. To secure the flights and rooms of your preference, we strongly advise you to book early for 2018 as some of our most popular family hotels already have a waiting list for February half term next year.

 

 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

A paradise on earth, or more accurately on water. The superlatives flow easily when the location is as stunning as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, spanning two idyllic islands. On the main island of Rangalifinolhu, beach villas stand by a pristine white coral sand beach, whilst across the bridge on Rangali Island guests stay in enchanting water villas built on stilts over the lagoon. For true romantics the two Sunset Water Villas, with their glass-floored lounges and pool on the sundeck, provide a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Two spas offe...

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Niyama Private Islands

One destination spread languidly across two islands, Niyama gives the luxury Maldives holiday an exciting twist. Recent stellar upgrades have given the resort more of everything that makes a getaway so special, from new culinary attractions to a poolside ice cream bar, photo studio and children’s club. Relax as never before in ultra-chic accommodation encompassing sleek suites, water studios and beach pavilions, the Crescent comprising five villas with private Thakuru butlers. No fewer than eight restaurants now tempt the taste buds; new BLU fe...

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One&Only Royal Mirage - Arabian Court

Designed in the spirit of the Orient, Arabian Court sits at the heart of the resort, its dramatic architecture housing an enchanting landscape of courtyards and fountains. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, a reflecting pool draws the eye to the horizon and pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf. All guest rooms and suites face the sea and feature a private balcony or terrace, with accommodation comprising Deluxe Rooms, Falcon Executive Suites and two Princes Suites. Choose from three superb dining options – Nina, Eauzone and The Rotisserie –...

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Six Senses Laamu

Located on privately owned Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll, this impressive resort deftly blends out-and-out luxury with impeccable eco-friendly credentials. A large stretch of beachfront has been left untouched enabling guests to feel close to nature. With the emphasis on natural materials, Beach Villas have a garden and direct beach access, whilst the Water Villas are replete with a sunken bath and roof terrace. Both have a refreshing outdoor rain shower and raised dining deck for romantic meals under the stars. Chill to the relaxed sound...

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One&Only Royal Mirage - The Palace

The Palace is a regal beachfront domain where guests will enjoy exploring the landscaped gardens resplendent with exotic flora and criss-crossed by meandering water features. Adorned with ornamental arches, individually designed guest rooms and suites are all sea facing and feature a private balcony or terrace to maximise the shimmering Gulf views. Dining within the walls of The Palace offers a taste of the Mediterranean at Olives with its casual all-day dining, and truly Moroccan influences at Tagine where lanterns, oriental rugs and quiet alc...

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Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Dusky pink low-rise buildings and a pristine natural beach await 20 minutes from downtown Dubai. Glamorous even by Dubai’s elevated standards, this resplendent resort brings fresh sophistication to Jumeirah Beach. Ultra-spacious guest rooms and suites blend authentic Arabic themes with contemporary styling, all having a large balcony with dining table and opulent marble floored bathrooms featuring a silver-leaf ceiling and Murano glass pendant. Entered through a shared vestibule, most rooms are ideally set up for families. Prestigious dining de...

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

A scenic seaplane flight brings you to the remote Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, where Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a hideaway offering unspoilt privacy in a pristine environment; the island’s 44 acre interior is flanked by white sand beaches and a two kilometre lagoon. Contemporary thatched accommodations are located here or on the beach: features include spacious gardens, private pools, outdoor living rooms and sea-viewing lofts. There are also dedicated Family Bungalows and Villas. Water Villas offer spellbinding views of t...

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

Set on a colourful garden island, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa is an international resort, reflecting all the charm and intimacy of a traditional Maldivian village. Beach and Water Bungalows fringe the island, with restaurants and recreational facilities arranged around a central promenade lined with borders of bougainvillaea, frangipani and hibiscus flowers. All accommodation comes with your own private pool, including the new all-villa overwater option. The Island Spa sits on its own island just a minute’s sail away by dhoni and features seven ove...

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Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort - Al Qasr

Set in an elevated position by two kilometres of private beachfront, Al Qasr captures the magnificence of a Sheikh’s summer residence. Majestic in every sense it is approached via a tree-lined avenue adorned with sculpted Arabian horses, the unrestrained opulence continuing through to the spacious rooms and suites, each offering views over the lush gardens or glinting Arabian Gulf. World-class restaurants and bars with alfresco terraces provide a thousand and one delights, the Arboretum being a perennial favourite thanks to its international me...

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Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort - Dar Al Masyaf

The traditional courtyard summer houses of old Arabia inspired the stunning two-storey summer houses that grace this enchanting resort where all rooms and suites have been fully refurbished in contemporary Arabian style and come complete with twenty four hour butler service. Accessible by scenic waterways and leafy pathways, each living space is light, spacious and beautifully appointed with every conceivable modern comfort inside and out. Reached by traditional abra boat, Pai Thai, the resort’s romantic Thai restaurant, is a sublime alfresco s...

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Madinat Jumeirah The Arabian Resort - Mina A' Salam

A beautifully authentic expression of Arabian architecture, Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, meaning ‘harbour of peace’, is a grand boutique hotel of exquisite style. Surrounded by tranquil waters the property is the gateway to the rest of the Madinat Jumeirah resort and entry point to the network of enchanting waterways and walkways. All suites and guest rooms have been fully refurbished in contemporary Arabian style, each richly adorned in Arabian fabrics and artefacts. Several bars and lounges are interwoven with first class restaurants including Zhe...

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Atlantis, The Palm

Towering archways, arabesque domes and ornate spires create the dream-like vision that is Atlantis. The resort’s rooms and suites, which are housed within the soaring Royal Towers, offer views over the Gulf or The Palm, whilst for exclusivity, the Royal Bridge Suite has its own private elevator and butler service. Guests who desire further VIP treatment can select the Imperial Club, which comes complete with private check-in at the Royal Majilis lounge, exclusive private Imperial Beach Club access, and all-day access to the Imperial Club Lounge...

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Six Senses Zighy Bay

A secluded fishing village on the Sultanate’s northern Musandam Peninsula is the location for these stunning Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites fronting an expansive sandy beach. The design is an authentic Omani village, bathrooms extend to an outdoor shower area, and all suites and villas have a private pool and butler service. Guests can choose one of three unforgettable arrival experiences: a scenic ten minute speedboat trip; a drive down from the mountains, or choose to travel as a companion passenger with the resort’s professional paraglide...

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Beit Al Bahar Villas

With twenty six storeys and a design inspired by the shape of a breaking wave, the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a striking Dubai landmark. Located less than thirty minutes from the city centre, guests can take advantage of renowned Dubai attractions such as the Mall of Emirates, Dubai Marina and Emirates Golf Club. With its own private beach, this family friendly hotel offers an array of amenities for guests to enjoy. Choose from twenty one restaurants, bars and cafés – ranging from the casual to the elegant and the local to the international...

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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

The site of a former 18th Century sugar plantation, the aptly-named Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has attracted quite the celebrity following, counting Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow amongst its fans. And for good reason. Yes, the sand is exceedingly white and powdery, the service is genuinely superb and the location between the majestic Pitons makes this the premier address on St Lucia, but there is much more to this exceptional beachfront resort than first meets the eye. From sampling gourmet fare in the charming Great Room restaurant to expl...

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BodyHoliday

Relaxation and rejuvenation are the order of the day at BodyHoliday, St Lucia – a leading all-inclusive wellness retreat perched directly on Cariblue Beach. Voted one of the Caribbean’s top luxury resorts for families, couples and individuals in Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, BodyHoliday is continually at the cutting edge of health and wellness, offering everything from Tai Chi and Pilates to waterskiing and abseiling. However, there are no hard and fast rules at this revered 5 star resort; those that wish to spend leisurely days ...

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Mandarin Oriental Marrakech

The newly-established Mandarin Oriental hotel stands within an oasis of calm amidst 50 acres of flourishing gardens, filled with mirror-like pools, centuries-old olive trees, jasmine and the scent of fresh roses. Benefiting from the best of both worlds, the hotel has the magical snow-capped Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, whilst only being a 10 minute complimentary shuttle ride away from the city. Within the grounds, sleek one and two bedroom villas incorporate Berber and Andalucian touches, each complete with a heated pool, hot tub and open-air...

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Constance Halaveli

Shaped like a traditional Maldivian dhoni Constance Halaveli, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, brings signature five star deluxe service to a delightful island set within the North Ari Atoll. This sister property to Constance Moofushi encompasses beautiful Water Villas with plunge pool and sundeck, Beach Villas with their own plunge pool and garden, family friendly Double Storey Beach Villas with their own private garden and al fresco dining area, Family Beach Villas with gated garden and plunge pool plus one sumptuously equipped three ...

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Pine Lodge Dolomites

The wood crafting traditions of Val Gardena add a distinguished dynamic to Selva’s first luxury chalet. Well positioned close to the ski lifts and nursery slopes, allowing skiing back to within just 300 metres, the property is the brainchild of British interior designer Susanna Scott and her hotelier husband, Georg Planker. Four bedrooms, each en suite, give access to the garden and sun patio – the spacious master suite featuring dramatic black and chrome flourishes, and a Victorian bath. The floor-to-ceiling windows upstairs and south-facing t...

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Bahía del Duque

A resplendent gem on Tenerife’s Costa Adeje, this member of The Leading Hotels of the World is a luxury resort on several levels, comprising three distinct areas of accommodation. In addition to the colourful rooms and suites arranged in a horseshoe around the pools, there are the Casas Ducales. Designed by Pascua Ortega, they form a hotel within a hotel featuring Canarian-style houses with special services including those of a resident butler. The luxuriant Las Villas form the third section, complete with their own private reception and readin...

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Jumby Bay Island

A tranquil island paradise just off the north east coast of Antigua, considered by many to be one of the Caribbean's finest islands, Jumby Bay boasts some of the best accommodation to be found in the region. Further paramount to its success, the luxury hotel received the AAA Five-Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide 5-Star Rating Award for 2017. Just steps from the palm-fringed sandy beach lie the Beachside Courtyard Suites, characterised by high, vaulted ceilings, light, fresh colours, dark wood furnishings and seductive bathrooms featuring e...

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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Bandar

Al Bandar – meaning “the town”– is the focal point of the resort featuring a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. Centrally located within the resort complex its romantic architecture has been inspired by Old Muscat, with buildings of varying height adorned by an array of ornate balconies. The pools and waterways which abound throughout the property make relaxing viewing from the generously sized sea-facing guestrooms decorated in modern Arabian fashion, all with a balcony or patio. There’s complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms along with in...

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Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Situated on a headland commanding panoramic views, a pinnacle of the vacation experience is the adult-oriented and ultra-opulent Al Husn. Deluxe rooms, which are amongst the largest in Oman, feature lavish décor inspired by royal Arabian palaces and come complete with balconies or terraces from which to admire the views of the courtyard and pool; deluxe sea view rooms open up entrancing panoramas of the Gulf of Oman from their furnished balconies. Culinary experiences, accessible only to Al Husn guests, include a beach grill serving fresh seafo...

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Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa - Al Waha

Family-popular Al Waha is the largest of the three hotels that make up Shangri-La’s Omani portfolio. Meaning “The Oasis”, this idyllic escape is dotted with several swimming pools and surrounded by date palm trees. The family accommodation comprises two interconnecting rooms that look over the lush gardens and glittering pools towards the Gulf of Oman, kitted out with a PlayStation and a section of games on request. An array of eateries provides delicious dining options. Between Al Waha and Al Bandar lies the enchanting beachfront Bait al Bahr ...

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Jumeirah Vittaveli

The South Male atoll is the bewitching location for this haven of tranquillity, only a twenty minute boat ride from Malé. Here in a palm-fringed paradisiacal setting eighty nine beach and overwater villas and suites, all with private pools and direct access to the beach or lagoon, offer light and airy living. For ultimate seclusion, five Ocean Suites are set over water and accessed exclusively via speedboat, while families will love the new two bedroom Beach Villas with their air of spacious chic. At Swarna dine on authentic Thalis, designed fo...

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Amilla Fushi

The flight in by seaplane provides glorious views of the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, recognised for its unique harmony between man and nature. At Amilla Fushi – which literally translates as ‘My Island Home’ - guests will experience a luxurious ‘homecoming’ feeling the moment they set foot on the island’s pristine white sands. Here, it’s all about maximising on space and privacy with 67 contemporary accommodations sympathetically constructed in idyllic locations. Choose from water villas overlooking the turquoise blue lagoon ...

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Nonsuch Bay

Ideal for families, couples and groups alike, this idyllic Antiguan hideaway faces placid waters dotted with sailing craft and is surrounded by a rolling tropical coastline. Hillside infinity pools and terraces lead down through colourful gardens to a palm-fringed sandy beach and the turquoise waters behind a barrier reef. Nonsuch Bay, Antigua takes full advantage of ideal conditions for a plethora of water based activities, from snorkelling in clear waters around a deserted islet and gentle guided sailing tours to stand up paddle boarding, kit...

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The Emirates Palace

Majestic and magnificent, the Kempinski managed Emirates Palace stands on a 1.3 kilometre private beach in impressive landscaped gardens. Gold finials and mosaic glass tiles top a veritable sea of domes and cupolas – the whole development reflecting the infinite shades of the Arabian sands. Quite possibly the most expensive hotel ever built, it welcomes the discerning guest with accommodation of unparalleled opulence. Each room and suite conveys a masterful blend of regal splendour and cutting edge gadgetry, featuring advanced multimedia system...

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Marigot Bay Resort & Marina by Capella

Once described by well-travelled author James Michener as “the most beautiful in the Caribbean”, Marigot Bay is the idyllic setting for this award-winning 5 star resort, transformed by Capella Hotels into one of St Lucia’s most upscale destinations. Deluxe rooms and suites boast extensive resort or bay views, most complete with private Jacuzzis and many overlooking the premier yachts that this luxury resort is recognised for. Surrounding the two freshwater infinity pools, designer cabanas tempt relaxation; savour energising smoothies and refres...

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Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

Designed in colonial Canarian-style and offering stunning views over the white sands of Playa Dorada, the property features a wide choice of accommodation including superior rooms overlooking the gardens, pool or sea, and well-appointed suites with every conceivable amenity. Couples will appreciate the Relax rooms and suites with added exclusive benefits such as adults-only gourmet breakfast, complimentary spa access and aromatherapy turndown service, while the spacious Royal Kiko Suites are ideal for families, complete with PlayStation and kid...

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Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa

Standing in extensive sub-tropical gardens and bathed in year-round sunshine of the Costa Adeje, the resort boasts bright contemporary rooms with spacious marble bathrooms, Sheraton Signature beds and private terraces. For an additional supplement guests staying in Deluxe Suites or Club Rooms can enjoy exclusive facilities such as breakfast beside the seawater pool, soft drinks, afternoon pastries, spirits and canapés in the evening. Gastronomic choices are wide and varied, with no fewer than four restaurants from which to select. Savour first ...

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The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Boasting its own private marina and one of the finest beaches on the island, The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels is an exquisite 5 star resort designed to accommodate both families and couples in the utmost luxury. Adorned with subtle Caribbean influences, the one to three bedroom villa suites feature private terraces with or without plunge pools and benefit from picturesque views over the luxury Marina or ocean. Al fresco dining encompasses fusion seafood at The Palms Restaurant or local Caribbean flavours at The Beach Club Restaurant ...

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W Verbier

The W wow factor comes to Verbier in the form of this uber-chic alpine enclave; open all year round and located at the foot of the slopes on Place Blanche, the W Verbier is the only luxury five-star ski-in hotel in town. Here, just metres from the Medran gondola, après-ski haunts and exclusive boutiques, guests can relax in unfettered comfort in superbly-appointed rooms and suites designed in urban alpine-chic style complete with balconies and signature W beds. For the ultimate indulgence, the W Verbier Residences offer a home-from-home experie...

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Spice Island Beach Resort

Visited twice by The Princess Royal, but you don’t have to be a royal to be treated like one at the superb Spice Island Beach Resort. This award-winning and critically acclaimed resort is owned and operated by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family, and it sets the bar for luxury accommodation on Grenada. With excellent service, every guest is made to feel part of the family. Location is also a major draw; the 64 ultra-stylish suites are dotted throughout the resort’s fragrant gardens or seductively positioned right on the edge of the magnificent Gr...

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Viceroy Snowmass

A ski-in, ski-out designer-chic resort, just steps away from the Elk Camp Gondola, Village Express and Assay Hill Chairlifts. At the heart of Snowmass Base Village, just minutes from Aspen, this resort is ideally located to explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains. On the doorstep are thousands of snow-coated acres, courtesy of four majestic peaks: Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen and Aspen Highlands - this is a wintry wonderland for the outdoorsy type. Spacious guest rooms and residences, most with private sundecks, boast custom-designed interiors feat...

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Nira Montana

Newly opened in December 2014, La Thuile’s first five-star hotel lies on the edge of the village, yet only two minutes by shuttle to the ski lifts. A Member of Design Hotels, the look is contemporary yet warm, an unobtrusive stone-and-wood exterior cocooning an elegant interior replete with high-end Italian furniture, well-stocked bookcases and grand piano in the lounge. The accommodation, which includes family suites and interconnecting rooms, reflects nature’s subtle tones; wooden floors, forest-themed wallpapers and alpine touches are enhanc...

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Le Chardon Mountain Lodges - Chalet Le Kilimanjaro

Lying in the exclusive enclave of Legettaz, close to Val d’Isère’s chic centre, this boutique collection of five luxury lodges boasts enviable slope-side access. Offering a fully catered bespoke service, a private chef, chauffeur, concierge and experienced chalet hosts are on hand to arrange everything from delivering your lift pass to you with your first breakfast and arranging lunch reservations at the best mountain restaurants, to ski hire and lessons. An exquisite base from which to explore L’Espace Killy, Le Kilimanjaro is a winter retreat...

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Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences

A VIP airport greeting sets the tone for a stay of all-taken-care-of relaxation in these high spec beachfront residences close to historic Speightstown’s stalls and restaurants to the north and laid-back-but-lively Mullins Beach Bar to the south. Perfectly located for exploring, we recommend travelling by complimentary water taxi to the renowned 13/59 restaurant at Port Ferdinand. Back at Saint Peter’s Bay, accommodations have a contemporary Caribbean aesthetic and are supremely spacious; a feeling that seems to permeate the resort. Join a pair...

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