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Trick or treat

Many of our favorite properties we love because there is action and relaxation in equal measure. If you want to learn a new trick or perfect a skill you already have, we've got options that offer kite surfing, cooking, golf or fishing. Alternatively if you want a treat, you could head to the spa, gourmet restaurant or wine cellar. Trick or treat?

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

Kaya Mawa, Lake Malawi


Situated on a beautiful little island in the center of Lake Malawi, Kaya Mawa offers guests a wonderful combination of activity and relaxation. Snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking are all on offer – but for those wishing for something a bit more adventurous, why not try your hand at kite-surfing?

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After an energetic morning’s kite-surfing, what better way to relax completely than with a massage? The lodge has a resident masseur who is on hand to ease away any aches and pains.

From £3,465 per person based on two sharing for seven nights on full board.

Ski Safari, Dolomites


Explore some of the Dolomites’ best undiscovered off-piste skiing with a guide to show you the way to some real hidden gems (or just stick to the pistes if you prefer). Either way you’ll see some of the most spectacular scenery Italy has to offer with a different view and experience every evening.

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Indulge your tastebuds in one of the many Michelin starred restaurants in the Sud Tyrol region. Even the small mountain rifugios offer some of the most stunning cuisine and hospitality that you can imagine.

From £2,000 per person based on 4 nights on B&B basis, 3 days ski guiding and a ski pass.

Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives


Learn or improve upon your existing surf skills in the sparkling turquoise waters of Thaa Atoll in the Maldives. Tropic Surf, the world-renowned company and pioneers of ‘luxury surfing’ offer surf lessons to guests of all abilities.

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After a day on the waves, enjoy a divine Signature Shambhala Massage in one of the resort’s beautiful over-water treatment rooms. The perfect treat after a day's surf lesson.

From £1,770 per person based on two sharing for seven nigths.

Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia


Spend 6 nights at Royal Zambezi Lodge perched on the edge of the majestic Zambezi River in the Lower Zambezi National Park and learn a host of new tricks! Learn to cast a fly and haul up a Tiger Fish from the river or learn to negotiate a canoe around pods of hippo.

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By night, treat yourselves to Gin and Tonics on your private deck as the sun sets and have dinner, by candlelit, in the middle of an island on the Zambezi River for a truly memorable experience.

From £2,400 per person for six nights on a fully inclusive basis.

Anahita the Resort, Mauritius


It's tricks galore in Mauritius, from zip lining in the Domaine de L’Etoile, to perfecting your swing at Anahita Resort. There's plenty to keep everyone entertained.

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When energy levels are starting to wane, hot foot it to Anahita's very own sweet shop “Sugar”. Enjoy homemade macaroons, candyfloss, a popcorn machine and luxury chocolates.

From £1,915 per person (based on a family of four) for seven nights on half board basis, including complimentary kids club and zip lining.

Nihiwatu, Indonesia


Whether you have been naughty or nice this year and deserve a trick or a treat on Halloween, Nihiwatu ticks all the boxes. For those looking to indulge their wilder side, ride the waves of Sumba, one of the best surfing destinations of Indonesia with the knowledge that only 10 others will be sharing the surf.

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For the angels rather than the devils, treat yourself to the chef’s hand crafted delicacies as you dangle over the breaking waves in your own tree-house platform surrounded by candlelight.

From £6,250 per person based on two sharing for seven nights on full board.

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee


Escape to this Tennessee hideaway with over 700 miles of fishable trout streams. Your private guide will take you through the delicate art of fly casting on the grass before venturing into the babbling waters glistening with darting fish. Experiencing the thrill of reeling in your first catch.

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After a day in waders retreat back to Blackberry Farm to be wined and dined. Renowned as a culinary destinationn, Blackberry Farm boasts one of the nation's best wine cellars and generates a range of heirloom produce from the garden.

From £4,700 per person based on two sharing for seven nights on full board basis. A full day fly fishing and one hour massage are included.

Wolgan Valley Resort, Australia


Head up to the striking Wolgan Valley Resort, which is situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains, and provides an immediate relaxed feel to it, along with many adventures on offer. Enjoy a horse riding trek through this World Heritage area, where you will encounter an abundance of wildlife from kangaroos and wombats to sweeping bird life overhead, whilst taking in the picturesque landscapes.

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After the adventures, relax in the spa with a huge collection of treatments aimed at enhancing wellness, relaxation and healing.

From £7,000 per person as part of a longer two week itinerary.

Verdura Resort, Sicily


Perfect your serve at Verdura's tennis academy where a pro will take you through the ropes before you get to show off your skills on one of the six floodlit clay courts.

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Enjoy some true pampering and relaxation at the Thalassotherapy circuit at the renowned spa, or lounge by the stunning outdoor infinity pool overlooking the calm of the Mediterranean sea.

From £1,650 per person based on a family of four on half board basis.



Take a photography tour of Kathamndu. Explore Kathmandu’s art, culture, history and the extraordinary stories of the city’s people with a customized tour from a native Kathmandu photographer.

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Stay at the amazing Dwarika’s hotel. Enjoy a dip in the pool that resembles a 12th century Malla dynasty Bath before tucking into the 22 course tasting menu.

From £2,205 per person based on two sharing for seven nights.

Chalet Husky, Val d'Isère


As if learning to ski in the fabulous Espace Killy isn’t enough, guests at chalet Husky can choose to better skills in archery, rifle shooting and indoor climbing – all without leaving the comfort of your own chalet.

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Treat yourself to some timeout to enjoy all that the chalet has to offer, particularly the unparalleled wellness facilities and indoor pool. All topped off with Scott Dunn's Flagship service.

From £2,140 per person based on 14 adults sharing the chalet for 7 nights in January including Scott Dunn Flagship service.

St Lucia


Take on the challenge of hiking the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons of St Lucia at over 700 meters high, the views are out of this world.

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Ease any post climb aches and refuel at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat where all the menu options incorporate cocoa and spa treatments are based around cocoa products. We recommend a 2-3 nights stay here followed by a stay at the wonderful beach resort Sugar Beach by Viceroy where you can have a one on one Caribbean Creole cookery lesson and snorkel straight from the beach.

From £2,950 per person for two nights at Boucan hotel followed by five nights at Sugar Beach on B&B basis.

L'Heure Bleue, Morocco


Learn to kitesurf at on one of the world’s top destination for this adrenaline- packed sport. Essaouira has a broad, gently sloping beach with reliable winds making it ideal for kitesurfing, and there is quality tuition available for all levels.

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Stay in the charming L’Heure Bleue, a beautiful Relais et Chateaux hotel. Treat yourself to a Moroccan hammam in the small yet indulgent spa which offers a range of treatments before exploring the local souks and markets.

From £950 per person for five nights.

Palazzo Margherita, Italy


Learn to make Orechiette pasta like the locals do in Basilicata. Starting with your own little pile of flour and water, you will be taught by an expert chef to hand-make your own pasta, typical of the Basilicata region. Then you will prepare a sauce using the freshest of plum tomatoes and the most fragrant basil.

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Once you’ve finished, enjoy the fruits of your labour accompanied with a glass of local wine.

From £1,850 per person for seven nights.

Can Totxa, Mallorca


Follow in the tire tracks of some of the world’s cycling greats in Mallorca and hire a road bike to explore the island’s stunning climbs. The views promise to be worth the effort.

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Return to your private villa where your Scott Dunn team will bring you a G&T whilst you relax by your private pool, hit a tennis ball or two and wait for your personally tailored dinner menu to be created by your private chef.

From £1,500 per person based on 8 sharing, including Scott Dunn service and a private nanny.

Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires


Where better to learn the Argentine Tango than in Buenos Aires, birthplace of this sultry dance. Stay at Legado Mitico and let their expert tango teachers guide you through the steps so that you can impress on the dance-floor.

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All that hard work surely deserves a reward, so sit back and watch the how the pros do it at the sizzling Rojo Tango show at Faena hotel. Admire the speed, dexterity and passion of the dancers while enjoying more of the best that Argentina has to offer, Malbec and mouth-watering steaks.

From £1,965 per person for five nights on a B&B basis, including 5 hours of private tango lessons and dinner at the Rojo Tango show.

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