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Summer family holidays are about spending quality time together; they are where unforgettable memories are made. Island escapes in Greece, the Caribbean and Maldives, theme parks in Florida, beaches in Cyprus and Italy, safaris in Kenya, sailing lessons in Antigua or mountain adventures in Canada; whatever activity or voyage suits your clan, and no matter what the composition and needs of your family, the dedicated specialists at Carrier can recommend the best options for you. We all know that Europe is an exceptional sun-soaked destination at this time of year and we've rounded up some of our favourite hotels which still have availability over these peak dates; we recommend that you contact us now to secure your accommodation at these highly sought-after properties. 

 

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

A stone’s throw from the Venetian castle on the UNESCO-protected Spinalonga Island, this all-suite and villa property sits amid verdant amphitheatre gardens and olive groves, its attractive domed structures blending harmoniously with the surroundings. The ultimate form of indulgence, the Haute Living Selection presents three exquisite accommodations: the Domes Private Residences, the Domes Luxury Residences and the Domes Luxury Villas. The exclusive Haute Living Room provides a private VIP experience for Haute Living guests, boasting a sumptuou...

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Anassa

Meaning ‘Queen’ in classical Greek, Anassa sits majestically on one of the finest beaches in Cyprus. The design of this member of The Leading Hotels of the World is that of an authentic Cypriot village, featuring a central square and a small traditional church with a bell tower. For atmospheric dining and fine fusion cuisine, wind your way down the stone steps to Basiliko, sample local specialities at Amphora or the gourmet delights of Helios. White walls and pastel fabrics create a sense of cool Mediterranean elegance in the spacious rooms, ki...

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One&Only Reethi Rah

Located on one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, the octopus-shaped One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives encompasses an extraordinary six kilometres of coastline. Here, in beautiful landscaping by the turquoise bays, lie discreetly placed villas, each with their own secluded piece of sugar white shore or private deck with direct access to the lagoon, boasting high, airy ceilings and generous exterior space some with private pools. Keynote for dining is island-chic. At Reethi Restaurant floor-to ceiling glass screens reveal the open-conce...

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Verdura Resort - A Rocco Forte Hotel

Located on Sicily’s spectacular southern coast, close to the temples of Agrigento, is Rocco Forte Hotels’ first resort style property. Equally appealing to couples and families alike, it is fronted by a magnificent stretch of private beach and sits amidst a verdant backdrop of olive and lemon groves. Woven subtly into the landscape using natural local materials, the rooms, suites and villas marry the warmth and ambience of Sicily with contemporary restraint; boasting private terraces and beguiling sea views, with designs overseen by renowned de...

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Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites

With magnificent views over the Gulf of Mirabello, this family owned and run Boutique Villa Hotel and member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the World, offers a rare combination of exceptional luxury, state-of-the-art amenities and bespoke service. An award-winning luxury boutique villa-hotel, accommodation features a collection of original furnishings and objets d’art. Sumptuous villas with up to four bedrooms all have private pools and Jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchens and marbled bathrooms; some boast their own spa. A butler service is availabl...

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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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Columbia Beach Resort

There’s a distinct Cypriot feel to life in Pissouri Bay, the setting for this expansive resort on the bay’s two kilometre long Blue Flag beach. The property has recently reopened after a gleaming top-to-toe refurbishment. Delve into the comfort of spacious suites featuring large bathrooms with bathtub and separate shower, sleek wooden furniture and welcome touches such as a Nespresso machine and Molton Brown toiletries. Selected suites have a fireplace and private plunge pool, with an air-conditioned elevator to deliver guests to Executive Suit...

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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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The Westin Resort Costa Navarino

Inspired by old Messinian mansions, this picture-perfect retreat with a half-mile sandy beach by the glittering Ionian Sea, comprises clusters of stone built low-rise villas. Contemporary rooms and suites decorated in soothing seascape tones feature the Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® plus a spacious terrace or balcony, many with a private infinity-edge pool. At the heart of the development is the Agora where an outdoor cinema, retail outlets and a Greek amphitheatre rub shoulders with enticing eateries including Da Luigi for Italian treats an...

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The Lake Spa Resort

Boasting a private lake and surrounded by world class golf courses, this family-orientated resort in the heart of Vilamoura balances Portuguese tradition with stylish modernity. Contemporary rooms feature private verandas to maximise the panoramic vistas, some looking over the ocean or lake. The resort presents a trio of dining experiences, encompassing the lavish seasonal buffets of Gustatio, the Oriental and Mediterranean specialities of Fusion and the succulent seafood dishes of Mare Nostrum, set on an anchored floating esplanade. For drinks...

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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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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Opened in April 2017, Anantara Vilamoura combines a sophisticated artisan air with smartly appointed interiors and peaceful views over the gently undulating Oceânico Victoria golf course. The highest levels of comfort are assured – rooms and suites featuring balconies with day beds, bathrooms with rainshower and bathtub, coffee making facilities and minibar. Guests staying in the suites also enjoy dedicated butler service. Dine by the swimming pool at Sensorial, where live show-cooking takes centre stage, or sate your appetite with modern gourm...

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Eagles Palace

This member of Small Luxury Hotels is tucked away by a golden sand beach on an unspoilt peninsula close to UNESCO World Heritage site Mount Athos (the men-only monastic state constructed in the 10th Century, of which Prince Charles is a repeat visitor). The resort’s tranquillity is enhanced by its monastic architecture and features rooms with views over the gardens or ocean, whilst luxury suites offer direct access to the beach - considered to be one of the best in Greece - where the sand gently shelves into the sea and the water is remarkably ...

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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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Angama Mara

Described as a ‘game-changer’ by Victoria Mather, Travel Editor of Vanity Fair, this one-of-a-kind safari lodge on the Oloololo Escarpment (home to many a scene from Out of Africa) is heading for every hotel hot list out there. Whether your preference is for full-on game drives or the more sedate pleasure of ‘rocking chair safaris’ where game is viewed effortlessly from the comfort of the camp, Angama Mara makes an excellent choice. Opened in 2015 and owned by safari stalwarts Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald, it comprises two small camps perched hig...

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Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Perched majestically atop a cliff with ravishing vistas over the Atlantic Ocean, the resort blends Moorish charm with Portuguese hospitality. Cobbled pathways and calming water features bring together the village ambience that suits families and couples equally well, combining exceptional accommodation with superb dining options in a choice of ten seasonal restaurants and seven bars. In addition to fine gourmet dining at the intimate two Michelin-starred Ocean Restaurant and the Aladin Grill, you can find traditional Portuguese fare at Adega. T...

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Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Offering sophisticated seclusion, the resort is carved from a precipitous hillside overlooking Vathi beach, close to Agios Nikolaos. Minimalist in style, luxury rooms and Junior Suites feature an open plan living area, supremely comfortable beds with Egyptian linen bedding and a lavish marble-lined bathroom – most with an individual pool. Across the whole resort, one to three-bedroom villas with private heated pools and exclusive Cove Club service offer unrivalled luxury. Dining options encompass traditional Greek cuisine at the Taverna, a uniq...

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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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Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Cascading serenely down a forested hillside on the north west tip of Koh Samui lies a ravishing resort within a hidden cove. From here, the views across the Gulf of Siam and surrounding islands are simply breathtaking. Settle into your freestanding villa or private residence - raised on stilts in the traditional local style - to bask on your spacious deck with its private infinity-edge pool, perhaps working up the energy to slip down to the Coco Rum Bar or to the porcelain-white beach complete with a 50 metre pool. Five individual spa salas (co...

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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa

Suffused with an air of romance, this idyllic destination is the first luxury resort south of the equator in the Maldives – a pristine retreat encompassing nearly two kilometres of sugar white beach. It’s a location known for its incredible corals and dive sites – Manta Point and Turtle Point being aptly named for viewing these species in large numbers. Enchanting accommodation comes in seven distinct styles, including the Pool Villas which feature a pool terrace nestled in lush, tropical foliage; family friendly Beach Villas set in a garden wi...

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Almyra

Designed by Joëlle Pléot, favourite of Karl Lagerfeld, Almyra is surrounded by eight acres of fragrant, landscaped gardens with uninterrupted views of the harbour and within walking distance of the town. In the signature Kyma Suites, individual roof terraces are furnished with cushions and lanterns while the Premium Sea View Aethon Rooms cater for adults only. Mosaics, one of four restaurants, serves freshly caught seafood and lavish buffets in the evenings, whilst a traditional seafront Ouzeri offers Greek delicacies during the summer. AlmyraS...

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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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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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Borgo Egnazia

Open year round, this exclusive resort echoes the true authenticity of a Puglian Village, thanks to its dazzling interiors that combine tradition with modernity. Expansive grounds reveal three outdoor swimming pools and an array of accommodation. In addition to elegant and contemporary rooms in the luxurious hotel, there are spacious townhouses, most with Arabian gardens and private rooftop terraces offering views towards the Adriatic Sea. Exclusive three bedroom villas, tastefully furnished in a palette of neutral tones, boast expansive living...

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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Part way between Aghios Nikolaos and Elounda lies this private beach resort hotel, blending airy contemporary design with high-end amenities. Accommodation ranges from bungalow-style rooms and suites to villas with private pools. Relax in the Poseidon Spa, with its full complement of Turkish baths, saunas and hydrojet bubble loungers, or visit the Blue Room rooftop terrace for spa treatments with exquisite sunset views. Enjoy watersports by the private sandy beach including scuba diving and boat excursions, whilst the kids are being entertained...

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Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

A ravishing private escape exuding quintessential Four Seasons style and service, this resort is part of the prestigious Anahita Sanctuary development opposite beautiful Ile aux Cerfs. Spacious villas feature private plunge pools and luxurious bathrooms complete with alfresco shower opportunities. Larger families and multi-generational holidaymakers will appreciate the extremely spacious two to five bedroom Residence Villas, all of which feature private swimming pools and gardens. For those seeking extra privacy, the villas nestled in the mangr...

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Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Understated luxury and genuine hospitality distinguish this excellent family resort which lies within a protected natural park on the unspoilt Western Algarve. Rooms in this stylish beachfront hotel – all with ocean views - are complemented by a selection of spacious, two-floor family houses with floor-to-ceiling windows and front or back lawns, some with their own private swimming pool. Traditional Portuguese recipes have been re-invented with flair and imagination at O Terraço, a contemporary venue for group dining, featuring an alfresco wood...

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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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Ikos Olivia

The warm waters of the Toroneos Gulf lap the idyllic beaches of southern Halkidiki, where Ikos Resorts have created an utterly contemporary resort offering Greek hospitality at its best. Launched in May 2015, spacious guest rooms and suites brim with understated sophistication, set in twenty two acres of immaculately tended grounds. Luxury one and two bedroom suites in low-rise bungalows look out over the Aegean sea, each with a private pool, garden or balcony. No fewer than six bars and four à la carte restaurants provide a surfeit of dining o...

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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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The Ritz-Carlton, Abama

Tenerife not only enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other part of Spain, it’s home to Carrier favourite The Ritz-Carlton, Abama. Sparkling with five stars, it gets our vote for all-round appeal. Picture a spectacular Moorish-style private estate atop a hillside flanking the island’s highest mountain, with exuberant gardens stretching down to the sea and looking out to La Gomera. All is as you would expect from Ritz-Carlton, with attentive service and luxuriously appointed accommodation - all rooms and suites having marble bathrooms, floor-...

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The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and three miles of sugar white sands, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is one of the finest family-friendly resorts on Florida’s West Coast thanks to its exceptional location and first-class facilities. Elegantly appointed and featuring sumptuous marble bathrooms, the luxury accommodations at this 5 star hotel range from Coastal View Rooms to Presidential Suites, with most benefiting from private balconies. Gourmands are especially spoilt for choice, with up to seven restaurants and bars offering countless variety. Savour...

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The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando

A distinctive luxury experience is what sets apart The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Set amidst 500 acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, Grande Lakes Orlando is a unique destination estate with an esteemed level of service and facilities appealing to the sophisticated traveller. The estate abounds with luscious natural gardens and pristine lakes, with its richly appointed rooms and suites offering every amenity, together with unforgettable balcony views over the picturesque surrounds. Located 15 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort,...

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Miles of sandy beach, mangroves and the Mayan jungle await guests at this all-suite, all-inclusive resort. Idyllically poised on pristine white sands, the hotel welcomes families and couples to the beautiful Riviera Maya. Each luxurious suite offers a private terrace, interior jacuzzi and comprehensive entertainment technology. The adult-only Grand Class and family-friendly Ambassador Suites comprise breathtaking ocean views whilst Zen Grand Suites are spacious hideaways in a lush jungle setting. A foodie’s paradise, there are eight eateries to...

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Forte Village - Le Dune

Regularly named the world’s leading resort, Forte Village lies in extensive lush gardens by a beautiful stretch of sandy Sardinian coastline. There is a sense of stepping into a deluxe, self-contained world complete with numerous hotel choices and over twenty restaurants, including a Gordon Ramsay restaurant and Forte Gourmet by the Oasis pool and Trattoria Italiana. There are also seafront venues specialising in succulent seafood, opportunities to feast on Brazilian and Japanese cuisine and a children’s restaurant with lowered-height tables. R...

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Forte Village - Bouganville

The newest hotel in Forte Village stands immersed in exotic tropical greenery at the heart of the resort. Following extensive upgrading the hotel welcomes guests into a world of Sardinian charm, the bungalow-style accommodation being both cool and spacious. With their private patio and garden areas, the bungalows range from Deluxe to Deluxe Family Plus – the latter having two bedrooms, one more compact and inclusive of an L-shaped bed, each with their own bathroom. For enhanced family convenience there is also a choice of interconnecting rooms....

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