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Island hopping

Spend a week sailing from island to island in the Galapagos, observing the phenomenal wildlife. Explore the Mozambique coast and surrounding islands aboard a traditional dhow boat. Or, closer to home, the Greek Islands are surely the quintessential island hopping destination, from the whitewashed villages of Santorini to the long sandy beaches of Mykonos. Laidback adventure is the essence of island hopping - discovering different places at your own pace.

Antigua and St Barths

Hermitage Bay in Antigua is a luxurious and elegant boutique hotel, set in a beautiful bay with excellent food and a relaxed atmosphere. Spend lazy days on the beautiful secluded beach and then take a short hop from Antigua to the contrasting St Barth’s, the St Tropez of the Caribbean. Stay at Eden Rock, set on the most stunning white sandy beach, with impeccable service and food.

From £4,975pp based on 2 people sharing a Garden suite on an all-inclusive basis for 7 nights at Hermitage Bay and a Garden Cottage on a B&B basis for 7 nights at Eden Rock, including flights, transfers and 1 night complimentary.

Bali and Lombok

Renowned for its breath-taking sunsets and temples floating on cliff tops, Indonesia is a collection of 18,000 islands dotted amongst the turquoise waters of the Pacific. Stop in Bali for beachside bliss and a true taste of island life. While here, don’t miss Ubud, surrounded by lush tropical jungle in the middle of the island and then discover Lombok with its views of the Gili Islands.

From £3,055pp staying 3 nights at Uma Ubud, 4 nights and The Oberoi Lombok and 5 nights at The Legian, based on two sharing on a B&B basis including all transfers and international and domestic flights.

British Virgin Islands

Guana Island is a little gem in the BVI’s. It’s the perfect place if you love nature and the outdoors; with no televisions or phones in the room, you can completely get away from day to day life. Then travel by boat to Biras Creek, with a causal and relaxed atmosphere. This small hotel with only 30 rooms, each comes with a bicycle so you can explore the natural surroundings.

From £3,070pp based on 2 adults traveling early May for 5 nights’ in a Seaview Cottage on full board at Guana and in a Garden Suite on B&B at Biras Creek, including economy flights with British Airways and private boat transfers.

Sun Gardens, Croatia

The resort of Sun Gardens is the perfect base to explore the gorgeous archipelago of Elephiti Islands just northwest of Dubrovnik. The three main islands (Šipan, Lopud and Kolocep) are linked by a daily ferry service out of Dubrovnik and will give you a real taste of true Croatian life on a traditional working island.

From £3,500 for a family of 4 staying in a two bedroom sea view residence for 7 nights on room only basis, includes flights, transfers and early booking offer, excludes childcare.

Daios Cove, Crete

Enjoy a completely relaxing week at Daios Cove in Crete. With a choice of rooms with or without your own pool, a quiet beach and glorious sunshine. Enjoy a day trip to the famous Venetian fortress on the island of Spinalonga which became a leper colony in 1903, it’s a great excuse to get in a boat to see some fascinating history. With a Scott Dunn children’s club and excellent SPA this is a perfect family destination.

From £3,800 for a family of 4 staying in a One Bedroom Suite on half board. Includes 1 free place in the Scott Dunn kids club and return airport transfers.

Maldives with Four Seasons

Combine a stay at the two Four Seasons islands with the most luxurious live-aboard. Start at Kuda Huraa which is small and charming with a surf break excellent service, then explore the atolls while cruising between beautiful islands, enjoying dives throughout the day and exceptional on-board service and finally enjoy sand, sea, the spa and snorkeling at Landaa Girarvarru, in a stunning UNESCO heritage site.

From £5,000pp based on 8 nights split between Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Explorer and Landaa Girarvarru. Includes economy flights and transfers.

Galapagos Islands

For a unique island hopping experience and family friendly adventure look no further than the astounding Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. Spend a week sailing from island to island observing the phenomenal wildlife, combined with horse riding in the Andes staying an authentic country hacienda. Book now on one of La Pinta’s special dedicated family Galapagos departures for this summer.

From £6,100pp based on a family of four for 14 nights including all international and domestic flights and return airport transfers.

A Greek Odyssey

Individual and unique rooms carved into the rock greet you at Hotel Mystique, Santorini. Located high on a steep cliff you are can enjoy uninterrupted views across the beautiful caldera. The volcanic landscape of Santorini contrasts dramatically with Mykonos, where you will find long sandy beaches and pretty villages full of whitewashed cycladic houses. Mykonos Grand sits on the water’s edge on the famous “Shirley Valentine” beach.

From £2,065pp based on 2 sharing a Vibrant Suite at Mystique for 4 nights and a Seaview room at Mykonos Grand for 3 nights, on a B&B basis.

Principe, Gulf of Guinea

Head to an equatorial jewel in the Gulf of Guinea: Bom Bom Island Lodge. Fly to Sao Tome and experience the bustling atmosphere of this larger island for a couple of nights, before hopping over to Principe Island. Known for pristine beaches, tropical rainforest, turtle conservation, humpback migrations and some of the best deep sea fishing; Principe is a paradise island.

From £2,750pp, based on 2 sharing a double room for 2 nights at Omali Lodge and 5 nights at Bom Bom Island Lodge on a half board basis. Inclusive of all international and domestic flights and transfers.

Hawaii

Dreaming of golden sands, giant surf and tropical breezes, then head to Hawaii. We can combine adventure, culture and complete relaxation at O’ahu, Maui and Lana’i. Start in O’ahu on Waikiki beach at Modern Honolulu and enjoy hula with sunset cocktails. Next to Maui and Travassa Hana, kick back and enjoy Hawaii’s natural beauty. Finish the trip in Lana’i with a stay at the breath-taking Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay.

From £6,300pp for a 14 night itinerary, including Modern Honolulu, Travassa Hana and Four Seasons. Includes flights, car hire plus a stopover in LA.

Ibo Dhow Safari

For the ultimate island hopping experience, spend a few nights exploring the Mozambican coast and surrounding islands aboard a traditional dhow boat. Camp on your own private beaches, snorkel, dive and explore the many islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago. This trip is completely customized, so you can choose what you do each day. Finish off with a couple of nights at Ibo Island Lodge before heading back to reality.

From £3,180 for three nights on the dhow safari and three nights at Ibo Island Lodge, including all international and domestic flights.

Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles

Combine the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the Seychelles for the ultimate Indian Ocean experience with stunning beaches, Kandy’s temple of the tooth and the renowned Tea Trails in Sri Lanka’s beautiful hill country. A new flight between Colombo and the Seychelles makes this exciting itinerary possible. Perfect for a honeymoon or the itinerary can be adapted for a family.

From £4,020pp for two weeks including flights (in economy class), transfers and accommodation.

Sicily and Vulcano

Therasia Resort offers some of the most spectacular views in the Mediterranean, located as it is on the Aeolian Island of Vulcano. Fly into Catania and stay in Sicily for a few days before taking the hydrofoil from Milazzo to this tiny island for a few days’ total relaxation. Book by the end of April to take advantage of an early booking discount of 15%.

From £1,595pp for a week including two nights at Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina and 5 nights at Therasia Resort, saving £175pp.

Thailand

The essence of island hopping is a laidback adventure, complete with stunning white sand beaches, warm tropical breezes and never ending turquoise waters. More than anywhere else in the world Thailand captures this perfectly and the ideal combination is Koh Phangan and Koh Samui on the exotic east coast.

From £3,025pp based on two sharing on B&B staying 5 nights at the Anantara Rasananda in Koh Phangan and 5 nights at Six Senses Samui in Koh Samui, including all transfers and international flights from the UK.

The Seychelles

A stunning location which lends itself well to island hopping. Begin at Denis Island, a barefoot luxury experience offering a small number of rooms so you feel like you have the whole island to yourself … it’s a Robinson Crusoe adventure. Hop a short flight of 30 minutes to Mahe and onto the Four Seasons, a piece of elegant paradise and in a breath taking location.

From £6,130pp based on 2 adults sharing for 7 nights in a beach cottage on all-inclusive at Denis Island and 7 nights in a hilltop ocean view villa on B&B basis at Four Seasons, including international & internal flights and private transfers.

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