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Where we have been…

Our dedicated travel specialists spend around four weeks a year exploring their region of expertise, in order to provide our guests with up-to-date first-hand knowledge. Here are some of the destinations they have recently visited. If something catches your eye, please contact our travel specialists to start planning your customized vacation.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Sal Salis, Australia - Olivia

“Sal Salis is without a doubt one the most magical places I have ever visited. Hidden away in the sand dunes next to Ningaloo Reef, this luxury eco-camp is extraordinary. Whale sharks, humpbacks, dolphins and dugongs all cruise through the pristine waters and kangaroos hop between the tents, grazing on the spinifex grass at dusk. It is located in the middle of nowhere, with world class wine, delicious cuisine and exemplary service.”

From £2,495pp based on a 4 night stay in a Luxury Tent on a full board basis, includes domestic flights & transfers (best included as part of an itinerary).

The Maldives - Kate

“Both Huvafen Fushi and NIYAMA (its new sister property) blew me away. Powder white sands, turquoise sea, out of this world spa treatments and the most delicious food. It is impossible not to relax on these gorgeous islands. Both host a combination of beach and over water suites, most with private pools and all with stunning décor. Make sure you indulge in the signature LIME massage – it will get you into vacation mood instantly!"

We have some great offers for both properties at the moment, call one of our Maldives team for more information.

Brazil – Mark

“With prices skyrocketing for next year’s World Cup, now is a great time to visit Brazil. Our Brazil for the Family itinerary is a wonderful introduction for kids of all ages, combining the excitement of Rio (learning to make kites at a favela street project is unusual and great fun), the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls and beach bliss in Bahia. I’d suggest the Tivoli Ecoresort at Praia do Forte, where you can even join a turtle hatching project.”

From £14,430 per family of four for 11 nights on a B&B basis.

Ritz-Carlton, Dubai - Georgina

“As one of the smallest hotels in a sea of huge resorts, the Ritz Carlton is a perfect choice for those looking for some peace and quiet in the heart of Dubai. Earlier this year a brand new wing opened, offering immaculately designed rooms, all with sea views. It is great for families offering a Kids Club and interconnecting rooms and I would highly recommend the Club Room for its exclusivity and excellent benefits which include all three meals, plus premium beverages and a concierge service.”

From £1,810pp for a 7 night stay on a B&B basis (shoulder season prices).

Guatemala and Belize - Sarah

“Variety is the spice of life and Guatemala and Belize embodies the ultimate vacation combination of culture and beach. From jungle-clad Mayan temples to the sun drenched Caribbean and colorful coral reefs. It is perfect for a honeymoon for those seeking adventure and relaxation and it’s lots of fun for active families too. Be sure to get off the beaten track and visit the village of San Juan on the shores of Lake Atitlan for a more authentic insight into the local folklore.”

From £3,485pp for 14 nights on a B&B basis.

Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia - James

“Masseria Torre Maizza is a lovingly restored Puglian manor house. With just 28 rooms and suites it offers friendly and attentive service in an intimate atmosphere. There’s a large pool and a fabulous restaurant, as well as a fun par 3 golf course. Maizza is a fantastic base for exploring local sites of interest like Albero Bello, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare. It’s easy to get to too, just 45 minutes from Bari Airport.”

From £1,700pp for 7 nights on B&B basis.

Jamaica - Marina

“With luxuriant tropical vegetation and fabulous beaches, Jamaica surpassed my expectations! Jamaica Inn is an intimate, family owned, boutique hotel on one of the best beaches in Jamaica. Suites are decorated in cool blues and white, with comfortable sofas on the spacious verandas. The long standing staff will serve you a complimentary rum punch on the beach every day – the emphasis here is certainly on relaxation!”

From £1,980pp (saving £526) based on 2 people sharing a Superior Balcony Suite on room only basis, includes 7 nights for 5 and valid until 19 December.

Maasi Mara, Kenya - Pete

“I was in the Mara last week and was reminded of what a special place it is in the quieter months of the year. Travel before the end of June to avoid the traffic of high season and enjoy the incredible year round resident game. Stay at the relaxed and exclusive Offbeat Mara Camp and soak in the extraordinary knowledge of your Maasai guide.”

From £2,540pp based on a couple sharing for 5 nights on a fully inclusive basis, including all flights and Mara park fees – includes the 5 nights for the price of 4 offer for travel before the end of June.

Mauritius – Georgie

“From my lovely trip to Mauritius in March, one hotel that really stood out was the Shanti Maurice on the South Coast. It’s a beautiful hotel – all low rise clusters of rooms and suites, located around a lovely white sand beach. The Spa is gorgeous and its worth trying the complimentary Yoga sessions. The beach service is incredible with iced water delivered to your sun lounger or little refreshers like a scoop of coconut ice cream mid-morning.”

From £2,000pp (saving of £500pp) for 7 nights sharing a Junior Suite ocean view on a half board basis, travel May-Sept.

Scott Dunn chalets – the Ski team

The ski team squeezed in some skiing in St Anton for the last few ski days of the season. It was a fair-weather skiers’ dream, with snow conditions ideal for a few morning runs followed by some deckchair action at the mountain restaurant post lunch. When we got back to Lodge Adler, the premier chalet we were staying in, our host was waiting for us with a glass of perfectly chilled champagne, our chef ready with mouth-watering canapés, the fire roaring and the table beautifully set for the wonderful dinner ahead.

From £1,615pp for 7 nights in a Scott Dunn premier chalet.

Scott Dunn villas – the Med team

As you read this some of our Med team are in Mallorca enjoying glorious sunshine! They are staying at Can Queneilles, which is between Pollenca and Alcudia, and is new to our portfolio. It will be hard to leave as our villas come with their own chef, host, nanny and swimming pool. The team will also explore the local area to find hidden sandy coves and hill-top monasteries so that can pass on their first-hand knowledge to you.

From £895pp for 7 nights at Can Queneilles including chef, host, nanny and full catering on 5.5 days, travel not included.

Chateau Saint-Martin, South of France - Jess

“Chateau Saint-Martin is a luxury hotel located in the Cote d’Azur in a romantic secluded position with views of the Mediterranean. The building is immersed in history as it was once a 12th century Templar Knight Commandery, however today it emits style, sophistication and total luxury. Head to nearby St Paul de Vence, to explore this medieval village and indulge in a delicious lunch at the famous Colombe D’or.”

From £1,730pp for 4 nights in a Superior Junior Suite on a B&B basis.

Sri Lanka - Emma

“I loved our second night in Sri Lanka which was spent at The Mud House. Immersed in the countryside and lit at night only by oil lamps, it was magical to drift off with only the sounds of wildlife and wake up naturally with the sunlight. It is a true back to nature experience and I especially loved kicking back in the hammocks in our family hut and seeing how the electricity-free kitchen operates to produce such delicious and authentic Sri Lankan meals.”

From £3,000pp as part of a family customized 10 night itinerary including a night at The Mud House on an all-inclusive basis.

Soneva Kiri, Thailand - Willa

“Soneva Kiri blew me away, from stepping onto hotels shared charter plane at the beginning of my vacation, everything I experienced took my breath away. This stunning, rustic style retreat is located on an island off the East coast, just an hour’s flight from Bangkok. The villas are hugely spacious with both outside and inside space and a stunning private pool. I was lucky enough to experience tree top dining, something not to be missed.”

From £4,055pp staying in a Hill Villa Suite for 7 nights in high season on B&B, includes a 20% early booking offer and 1 complimentary night.

Zimbabwe - Louisa

“I was last on the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls in 2001, so with everything which has gone on politically in the interim in Zimbabwe I was a little bit apprehensive about returning. I shouldn’t have been, Victoria Falls Town has had a gentle facelift, but it was very much as I remembered, possibly a little bit sleepier. The Elephant Camp is a fantastic lodge which opened in 2011 in a stunning position outside town and is about half the price of its competitors on the Zambian side of the Falls.”

From £2,530pp based on 4 nights at The Elephant Camp on a full board basis.

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