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Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, retirement or honeymoon, whatever the milestone Carrier can help you mark it with an extra special holiday. Perhaps you have been working hard and are just looking to treat yourself to a lavish break or maybe you are looking for a once in a lifetime holiday; special occasions are times to treat yourself, so make it one to remember for all the right reasons. From tropical island escapes, to city and beach getaways here are our favourite hotels and experiences for celebrating those special occasions.

A love affair

Love deserves to be celebrated. If you are planning a proposal or your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or are just looking for a romantic break to spend some time together, these romantic sanctuaries provide the perfect setting.

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Maldives / Gili Lankanfushi

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives is a timeless romantic haven; experience sleeping under the stars with an intimate bed set-up, enjoy a couple's massage with romantic bath and indulge in daily prosecco breakfasts. There will be plenty of time to relax together especially with the "no news, no shoes" ethos of the island. To keep you entertained visit the new conservation centre to learn all about coral line rehabilitation and protecting the fragile marine ecosystem. Be sure to check out Top Table, a gastronomy experience where guests are blindfolded and taken to a secret spot on the island for a wonderful dinner.

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Santorini / A Luxury Collection

Mystique

Favoured for a romantic escape, Mystique is a stylish property with an intimate atmosphere nestled into the famous Oia cliff tops offering breathtaking views. A sensory experience awaits, from basking on your caldera view balcony to enjoying a private dining experience under the starry night sky or in the privacy of your suite. Don’t miss a visit to the secret wine cave, a 150 year old wine cellar with a rare wine selection.

Vedema

Located in an ex-winery and still surrounded by vineyards, Vedema is the perfect bolthole for a tranquil romantic break. Spend time together relaxing on the hotels own private beach or in the first-class spa, before joining a guided tour of Santorini. There are also wine tasting opportunities or adventure activities such as water sports or mountain biking. For an extra special treat, stay in the Presidential Suite which is located in the manor of the old winery. 

Maldives / Baros

The intimate ambiance at this small paradise island is what makes it perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or a dreamy romantic break spending time together. Relax in the spa's double treatment rooms or walk hand-in-hand in the crystal clear waters of this picture-perfect private island setting, before indulging in candlelit picnics and private dining on the sandbank. The Lighthouse Restaurant also provides the most perfectly romantic over-water setting. Those that prefer to be in the water will be delighted that the resort is set on its own reef and has 30 dive sites nearby offering incredible snorkelling and diving experiences.

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Family matters

No matter if it's a big get-together, a small relaxing family celebration or a multi-gen getaway, a family holiday is all about spending quality time together. With a range of accommodation types from Beach Villas to larger residences, we know the properties that ensure your family will have just the right balance of relaxation, adventure and play time so that everyone is catered for.

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Mauritius / Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa

With world-class beaches, an array of restaurants and plenty to do for all the family, Shangri-La’s La Touessrok Resort is a real crowd pleaser. T-Club is open daily for children aged 4 – 12 years and there’s also a teens club. For adults there is an 18-hole championship golf course as well as a spa specialising in relaxing treatments. If you prefer fun in the ocean there is a whole host of water sports available. Beach villas offer plenty of space for the family to spread out and relax.

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Crete / St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

An enviable beach location with plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy. Children will be kept occupied in the kids clubs’ or at the children's pool while adults relax at the Poseidon Spa. There is an array of water sports and boat excursions to get involved with and no less than five restaurants including the Bonatsa Jetty Bar set on the water’s edge and serving up sensational cocktails. Families will love the range of one, two and three-bedroom villas offering plenty of space.

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Maldives / Shangri La's Villingili Resort & Spa

Tempting as it may be, days here should not just be spent loafing on the beach as there is so much fun to have en familie. There are a range of rooms available and beach villas will make families feel right at home. Juniors are served well at The Cool Zone, which caters for all your child’s needs including treasure hunts and jungle discoveries. Adults will love being pampered at CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, enjoying a round of golf or exploring incredible dive sites.

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Lavish escapes

There are certain times in life that call for a lavish escape, something extra special where no expense is spared; a momentous birthday, a blow-out break or a relaxing holiday after a busy period. No matter what the reason, we can arrange a celebration of a lifetime.

Silversea Cruises

Offering small intimate cruise ships with a nearly one to one staff to guess ratio, a high level of hospitality and service is only to be expected. Every detail is taken care of from the minute you step on board so all you have to do is relax and take in the fabulous scenery. Choose from itineraries covering Asia, Iceland or perhaps the Caribbean. For extra special occasions choose expeditions through South America or the Arctic & Greenland.

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The Grenadines / Cotton House

Nestled within thirteen acres of tropical gardens, the atmospheric Cotton House is very much the heart of Mustique’s social scene. Sip sun downers in the Great Room where even the villa owners mingle over cocktails and canapes, sample the catch of the day at the Beach Cafe or enjoy a spot of horse-riding. Hire a private charter and sail around neighbouring islands including Tobago Cays, a group of uninhabited islands, and picnic ‘on location’ where Johnny Depp was stranded in The Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Amalfi Coast / Palazzo Avino

Fit for royalty, Palazzo Avino was originally built in the 12th century as a private villa for an Italian noble family. This Moorish fantasy has an air of aristocratic refinement with many original features remaining and the décor including antique furnishings. Tucked in the pretty village of Ravello and perched on cliffs overlooking the Amalfi Coast, the terrace bar offers spectacular panoramic views. Treat yourself to Italian specialties at the Michelin star restaurant or visit Capri or Pompeii on day trips.

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Maldives / Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

A paradise on earth, or more accurately on water, the stunning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is split onto two islands – one adult only and the other more family orientated. For those seriously special occasions privately reserve the world’s first underwater restaurant Ithaa for events such as weddings, birthday celebrations or simply to enjoy some one-on-one time with your love.

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Cyprus / Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel

For adult-only R&R, this Cypriot hideaway has everything you need to forget all of life’s daily stresses. Set in beautiful gardens, the hotel features suites with rain showers, espresso machines and some with Jacuzzi bathtubs and private pools. Hire a helicopter or yacht to explore, or simply spend time relaxing on the hotel's private beach. For those truly special occasions, private dining for two on the pier can be arranged.

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Carrier Concierge

Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? No request is too great and no detail too small.      

The Carrier Concierge Team are well equipped to enhance your holiday and make an occasion as special as possible.

They have recently arranged the hire of a vintage Ferrari for a newlywed couple in Lake Como, organised a steel band to accompany a private meal in Barbados and booked a chef to cook a private dinner on a glacier in Whistler, Canada. All this is possible plus so much more.

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