Good food is key to a great vacation. Whether you would like to experience exotic flavors, indulge in Michelin starred dining or even learn to cook foreign dishes yourself, we have a collection of wonderful vacations to tantalise your taste buds.
All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi is one of the most exclusive islands in the Maldives and boasts some of the largest over-water villas around. The epitome of ‘barefoot-luxury’ - the level of service and overall quality of this hotel are fantastic. By The Sea is a Japanese/Peruvian fusion restaurant serving the most delicious fresh fish. At lunchtime there are sushi-making classes available by reservation. There is also an underground wine cellar and wonderful cheese and chocolate cave.
From £2,520pp based on 2 people sharing an over water villa suite on a half board basis for travel until the 19 December 2012.
A Mecca for food enthusiasts, Napa Valley’s town of Yountville is home to more Michelin stars than any other in America. Base yourself at the Bardessono, an exclusive retreat within walking distance of the best restaurants and wineries. Dine at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry on a unique 9-course tasting menu or Ad Hoc for more rustic family-style eating, or indulge in the best field-to-fork cuisine and cocktails at The Lucy.
Our Sunny California itinerary starts at £3,840pp, based on 2 adults for 11 nights on a room only basis (breakfast at the Post Ranch Inn) and car hire.
Soneva Kiri, Thailand
The spicy and evocative flavors of Thai cuisine are synonymous with any visit to this tropical paradise. Soneva Kiri has turned the delicious and varied flavors of Thai food into a gastronomic adventure, with their open street kitchens, Willy Wonka-style chocolate room and bottomless ice cream parlour. The deliciously authentic food at Benz restaurant hidden away in the mangroves offers no menu, but simply the best possible cooked produce.
From £3,660pp based on 2 people sharing a Hill Villa Suite on a Full Board basis including all flights and selected activities.
Argentina and Chile for foodies
Take a gastronomic tour through Argentina and Chile, famed for their superb food and wine. Visit the vibrant city of Buenos Aires, with its world renowned restaurants, before exploring the prestigious wine-growing regions in comfort, experiencing mouthwatering cuisine, taking a cooking class and sampling some of the best vintages before a relaxing end on the Pacific Coast in the lovely World Heritage city of Valparaiso.
From £3,495pp based on 2 people sharing for 14 nights on a B&B basis, including private transfers.
Coral Lodge, Mozambique
Coral Lodge is a gorgeous small lodge in an amazing remote spot, near to Ilha de Mozambique – an old Portugese stronghold full of interesting architecture, an ancient fort and also the oldest church in the Southern hemisphere. So not only can you chill on a beautiful white sand beach, snorkel, dive and fish, but also experience some authentic Mozambiquan life and culture. Join the chef to pick your vegetables at the local market, to be enjoyed later on the terrace under the stars.
From £2,885pp for 7 nights, based on 2 sharing on a fully inclusive basis.
Culinary Adventure to Kerala
Discover Kerala through its amazing cuisine. Take a cooking class and have lunch at Nimmy Paul’s in Cochin and visit the local spice markets. Then go on to visit the spice plantations in the Western Ghats, followed by 2 cookery classes run by the local family at Philip Kutty’s Farm and exploring the estate to see how the local ingredients are produced.
From £1,695pp based on 2 people sharing for 6 nights. Including tour and cooking classes for travel between 18 - 25 November 2012.
Culinary Highlights of Japan
If you’ve tried some of Japan’s better known specialties, you will be blown away by how different it tastes when surrounded by the sights and sounds of Japan. Try the freshest sushi at the Tsukuji fish market, sample the many kinds of Soba noodles in the Japanese Alps and enjoy freshly grilled yakitori in the backstreets of Tokyo. For the ultimate gourmet experience, indulge in an authentic Japanese banquet or kaiseki.
From £4,950pp based on 2 people sharing, includes all travel and accommodation on mixture of half board and B&B basis.
Australia’s sheer size and diversity means that there is never a shortage of spectacular fresh produce to inspire the country’s best chefs. From the freshest Tasmanian salmon, Marrons from the west and bananas from Queensland to south Australian oysters, bush tucker from the outback and even some native meats such as kangaroo or emu, a food-focussed trip through Australia is sure to delight the avid foodie.
From £12,000pp based on two people sharing. Includes international flights, transfers and some meals.
Flavours of Vietnam
Sample street food in Hanoi, then head to Hoi An to try your hand at Vietnamese cooking at the Red Bridge Cookery School where you start with a visit to the bustling morning market. End your adventure on the island of Con Dao and enjoy sumptuous meals at the Six Senses’ very own Vietnamese kitchen. Sample authentic delicacies cooked over charcoal flamed woks or in wood-fired ovens.
From £3,125pp based on 2 people sharing on a B&B basis.
Gourmet New Zealand
New Zealand’s temperate climate and fertile soils provide the ideal environment for growing sumptuous food and producing superb wines. New Zealand is fast gaining a reputation for wonderful, local produce such as green-lipped mussels and venison to extraordinary seafood, fruits, cheeses and world-renowned New Zealand lamb. Served along with a bottle of world-renowned wine, be it Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough or a Central Otago Pinot Noir.
From £12,600pp for 19 nights, based on 2 people sharing, including all internal flights, car hire and some meals and all relevant special offers will be included.
Hospes Maricel, Mallorca
Hospes Maricel is a stunning boutique hotel in breathtaking location on the seafront near Palma on the south coast of Mallorca. Many restaurant critics claim they offer "The Best Breakfast in the World". It can be enjoyed over two hours; there are no set dishes or buffet, but an improvised menu that changes according to seasonal ingredients and can include anything from fresh smoothies, to specialist breads, eggs, fish and much more.
From £1,635pp based on 2 adults sharing a Dreamers Double with Sea View and includes taxi transfers.
Hotel Chocolat, St Lucia
Stay in this luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Hotel Chocolat’s Rabat Estate. Dine on chocolate inspired specialties at the stunning Boucan Restaurant with glorious Piton views and enjoy the unique “Tree to Bar” experience where you explore the Rabat Estate and create your own chocolate.
From £1,820pp based on 2 adults sharing a Lodge room for 7 nights on a room only basis including the “Tree to Bar” Experience.
Le Quartier Francais, South Africa
Voted one of the world’s best restaurants five years in a row, The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais is an amazing experience for any foody. Indulge in a surprise nine-course menu paired with the finest wine before being pampered in the hotel’s treatment room. At Bread and Wine on the family farm just outside Franschhoek, the Executive Head Chef and South African Charcuterie King prepares the delectable dishes using only the freshest seasonal ingredients.
From £3,455pp based on 2 people sharing for 6 nights on a B&B basis.
Maison MK, Marrakech
Chosen by Jamie Oliver to host part of his program on Moroccan food, Maison MK is the perfect place to try your own hand at traditional cooking. Start the day at the local market learning about ingredients and local specialties before heading back to the hotel to create your own delicious tagine with the help of Maison MK’s chef. Afterwards you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour on the hotel’s beautiful roof terrace, overlooking the city.
From £850pp based on 2 sharing in a double room with bath and shower for 4 nights on a B&B basis.
Scott Dunn Chalet Chefs
Our Scott Dunn chefs have been chosen because of their individual talent and passion for food – ask anyone who’s been on one of our chalet or villa vacations. Delicious breakfasts made from the freshest of local ingredients, inspiring canapés and mouth-watering evening meals. Try a pre-Christmas chalet week (departing on 16th Dec) for a fraction of the price of the Christmas week and it’s still within the children’s school vacation.
From £1,415pp, based on 8 sharing Chalet Chamois in Zermatt for 7 nights on 16th December including a Scott Dunn coach transfer.
Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
The ultimate luxury hideaway of the Shanti Maurice in Mauritius offers the opportunity to do everything or nothing! For some true Mauritian culture, you can even experience “Grandma’s Kitchen”, where you can dine at the home of the grandmother of one of the resort’s team members.
From £2,060 based on 2 people sharing a Junior Suite Ocean View for 7 nights on B&B for travel until the end of November, including a special offer of 50% discount, saving £2,030.
Catch your own supper at Vamizi Island Lodge, Mozambique
After some epic deep sea fishing from Vamizi Island Lodge, guests can catch tuna and then have fresh Carpaccio before dinner. This incredible remote desert island paradise defines barefoot luxury; discover white sand beaches and bright turquoise sea.
From £4,900pp based on 2 people staying at Vamizi Island Lodge for 6 nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Food and wine feature heavily on the Sicilian mind and local ingredients are bountiful. When Fulvio Pierangelini, the 2 star Michelin chef, is in residence don't miss the chance to go on one of his cookery lessons. He is so passionate about good food and will chat for hours about the merits of the local pistachio! La Zagara restaurant serves fine Mediterranean cuisine directed by Flavio.
From £3,600 for 2 adults and 1 child in a Junior Suite in June 2013 on B&B basis, including private transfers from Palermo (excluding flights), plus one free space in our Scott Dunn Explorers children's club.
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