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Winter childcare vacations

Take a look at our recommended family options available over the winter months. If you are after some winter sun, we have some fantastic properties with wonderful childcare in Southern Europe, the Middle East and further afield in places like Zanzibar, Mexico and Florida. Or, for snow lovers, our chalets in the Alps can include one of our highly-trained private nannies and we have our revered Scott Dunn Explorers children’s club in Val d’Isère and our Scott Dunn Mini Explorers children's club welcomes little ones staying at Le Portetta in Courchevel Moriond (1650).

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

Soneva Kiri, Thailand

With the Scott Dunn Intrepid Explorers club launching at Soneva Kiri this month; it’s the perfect place option for a family vacation. This tropical hidden retreat offers plenty of dining experiences with recipes which include organic ingredients grown in the resorts vegetable garden. The oversized Pool Villa Suites have outstanding views out to sea.

From £5,990pp based on 2 adults and 2 children staying 7 nights in a Hill Villa Suite on a B&B basis, including direct flights and shared transfers to the resort.

Le Portetta, Courchevel 1650

With its combination of Alpine chic and warm friendly atmosphere, Portetta is a fabulous choice for families wanting a luxury ski in/out hotel. With an array of stylish rooms, lodges and penthouse to choose from and our Mini Explorers Club exclusively for Scott Dunn guests from 4 months to 7 years onsite, you’ll want to return year after year.

From £1,65pp for 7 nights in a Piste Family room with Balcony on the 1 February on a half board basis and including 2 spaces in our Mini Explorers Club.

Anahita the Resort, Mauritius

On the east coast of Mauritius, Anahita the Resort offers a unique and luxury private suite experience with outstanding facilities, including the superb OurSpace children's club, run in association with Scott Dunn. It is unique in its offering of taking children from as young as 8 months old up to 13 years, giving parents an opportunity to take a real break.

From £5,385 for a family of 4 (saving £1,160) based on a Two Bedroom Garden View Suite on a B&B basis which includes 2 free nights and 10% discount for travel 01 - 21 December.

Le Savoie, Val d’Isere

The recently renovated Le Savoie in Val d’Isere combines traditional style and a light, contemporary interior, its appeal to young and old makes it a perfect choice for families. There’s a well-equipped games room and playroom and our fantastic Scott Dunn Explorers children’s club is just around the corner. Parents can relax too in the spa, cocktail bar or enjoy the culinary delights of Savoie’s fabulous restaurant Le Grain de Sel.

From £2,780pp based on a family of 4 sharing a family suite on the 15 December on a B&B basis and including 2 places in our Explorers clubs.

Baraza, Zanzibar

Fly overnight via Nairobi to Zanzibar with Kenya Airways to relax on the beautiful beaches of the east coast. Stay at the exclusive and fully inclusive beach hotel Baraza, in one of the excellent 2 bedroom villas, perfect for a family of four. Baraza is also home to our favorite kids club in Africa with a full range of specially tailored activities and professional supervision.

From £6,650 for a family of 4 (children 12 and under stay for free) for 6 nights on a full inclusive basis, valid for travel over all dates excluding Christmas and New Year.

Chalet Praline, Courchevel 1850

Nestled in the heart of Courchevel, Chalet Praline’s ski in/out location, immediate piste access and private chef, work beautifully for a family vacation. Your chef will create perfectly tailored meals for all members of the family, it’s a true home from home, and our nanny service enables the younger children, not skiing yet, to be entertained too.

From £2,945pp for a family of 4 for 7 nights departing on the 30 March and including our excellent chalet service and a private nanny.

ABAMA, Tenerife

For families looking for winter sun, the Abama is hard to beat. There’s the Abami kids club offering children the chance to make new friends and take part in a wide range of activities under expert supervision. Located in the unspoiled region of Guia de Isora and just under 4 hour’s flight time from the UK (and a short transfer), makes it a great place to travel all year around.

From £1,475pp, for a family of 4 in 2 interconnecting Deluxe Citadel rooms for 7 nights on half board basis, not including flights.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

A fantastic family option for some winter sun is the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai. It has an imaginative under-the-sea theme park atmosphere with facilities including the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Aquaventure waterpark and amazing the Atlantis Kids Club offers a range of activities including cooking classes to suit all ages.

From £9,330 for a family of 4 for 7 nights based on 2 interconnecting Imperial Club Rooms, on a B&B a basis and for travel between 17 November and 20 December your family can enjoy complimentary half board.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico

Slick service, ultra-luxury villas with private pools and world-class facilities including kid-friendly activities make the Banyan Tree Mayakoba an excellent family resort. From December to April, the weather on Mexico’s Riviera Maya is glorious and there’s so much to do - from exploring jungle for Mayan ruins to reef snorkeling or kayaking through lagoons looking for manatees.

From £3,085pp and £729 (saving £1,120) per child under 12 based on 2 adults and 2 children for 6 nights in a Townhouse on a B&B basis, valid for travel completed by 22 December 2013.

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay in Antigua is one of the Caribbean's most exclusive resorts. It is a contemporary and luxurious hotel situated in a quiet cove on the unspoiled south coast and it’s an incredibly family friendly resort, with excellent facilities for children, including clubs suitable for all ages from six months which is a rarity in the Caribbean.

From £3,665pp and £641 per child, based on a family of 4 staying 7 nights in a Beach Terrace Suite on an All Inclusive basis, including 15% early booking discount (book 60 days before arrival).

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah, Oman

Oman is the ideal choice for some winter sun with temperatures in the mid to high 20s from October to April - and it’s just a seven hour flight away too. There’s superb facilities for families with the Cool Zone Kids' Club located in the Al Waha Hotel and the 'Adventure Zone' in the Al Mazaar souk offering a variety of play areas, a climbing wall and daily Nintendo Wii Sports challenges.

From £4,900 for 7 nights for 2 adults and 2 children on a B&B basis, in an interconnecting family room .

The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

Florida is a great winter destination, with direct flights and beautiful hotels, complete with brilliant children’s activities you don’t even have to go to Disney to enjoy it! The Breakers is just 2 hours north of Miami in exclusive Palm Beach and offers powder white sands, fantastic facilities and family friendliness. Best visited October to December and March onwards to enjoy the most reliable sunshine.

From £6,870 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children in 2 interconnecting Deluxe rooms for 7 nights B&B, includes car rental.

The Residence Mauritius

The Residence, Mauritius sits on a beautiful 1km white sand beach on the east coast of the island. It is refined and deliciously nostalgic in decor, which is chic and colonial. A personal butler is assigned to each room and suite and children are well catered for, with a variety of activities on offer in the Planters Kids Club.

From £5,550 for a family of 4 (saving £560) based on 2 Colonial Garden View Rooms on a half board basis which includes 50% discount on the children’s room and 20% early booking discount, for travel 01 - 21 December.

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