What's hot for 2019

We are really excited about 2019, it’s going to be all about the great outdoors. Slovenia is now recognised as the hidden gem of Europe with its breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and rafting. Astrotourism has in shooting up in popularity from sleeping under the stars to experience with world-renowned astronomers. For anyone looking for some winter sun that offers a proper family holiday, where everyone gets a break, our new Scott Dunn Explorers kids club in Shanti Maurice in Mauritius.

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Here's what to watch in 2019:

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

Opening 07 February 2019, we are extremely excited to open our 12th Scott Dunn Explorers kids club at Shanti Maurice, which is set on the untouched south coast of Mauritius. The club is for children aged four months – 11 years and will offer activities across 4 age groups, specifically designed to be fun, engaging and educational. Grown-ups with love the villas at the resort, that all come with private pools, the spa is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean and the beach is beautiful and tranquil… so it’s a real holiday for the whole family.


Known as the hidden gem of Europe, Slovenia is a delight for both culture vultures and those who love the great outdoors. Boasting breathtaking scenery it rivals the Swiss Alps and Norwegian Fjords for sheer beauty and the amazing architecture of the capital, Ljubljana, secures its place as one of the most charming cities in Europe. The picturesque Lake Bled with its crystal-clear waters and fairytale surroundings will make Slovenia a major hotspot for keen photographers.


Scott Dunn’s bookings for astro-experiences has tripled over the last four years. We have itineraries for stargazing experiences across the globe including Jordan, Alberta, Portugal and Chile, that work with world-renowned astronomers using telescopes and observation platforms that scope the night sky. In Argentina, part of the region will be enveloped in total darkness on 02 July 2019, Estancia Los Potreros in Cordoba will be the best place to view the total eclipse.

ME to WE

ME to WE is a charity that enables our guests to have a meaningful and immersive experience that changes the lives of local people. These fantastic projects are in Rajasthan, Kenya and Ecuador and provide you with the unique opportunity to volunteer on a development project, like building a school or health care centres. This is travel with a purpose and something adults and children can get involved.


With its rich biodiversity in the Volcanoes National Park and the Nyungwe Forest as well as the charming local people, Rwanda is on the top of our wish list. This popularity is only going to rise due to the increase in luxurious high-end property openings with a huge focus on conservation. This year we will see the opening of Magashi Camp by Wilderness, One & Only’s Nyungwe House and Singita’s Kwitonda Lodge.


This Spice island is really upping its game for 2019; the opening of Silversands in December 2018 will change the face of Grenadian hospitality and really shake things up. This new contemporary, luxury resort comprising 43 suites and 9 residential villas, as well as the longest pool in the Caribbean. Rainforests, plunging gorges and dormant volcanoes makes Grenada a strikingly beautiful island and with plenty of unspoilt beaches to discover, as well as the historic capital, St George’s, a charming harbour town with botanical gardens and Fort George to discover.


Chile has just announced three new scenic trekking routes through its Patagonia wilderness covering 2,800km from Puerto Montt down to Cape Horn. The trails include the Southern Way, the Patagonian channels and the End of the World Route. For anyone active looking for something truly exhilarating and off-the-beaten track this should be top of your 2019 wish list. It’s also worth noting that in October 2018, British Airways increased the number of flights to Santiago from four per week to five.


Mid haul winter sun destinations are proving incredibly popular as guests want guaranteed warmth January- March without having to fly too far. Along with Morocco, Egypt and Jordan, Turkey is very much back in favour. There’s the added benefit of enjoying some culture before heading to the beach. The delights of Istanbul, with the Grand Bazaar, Ottoman empire history and beautiful palaces and mosques, are endless and from here it’s just a short domestic flight, taking just over one hour, leads you south to the beautiful Bodrum peninsula.


Zimbabwe is home to some of the most iconic hot spots in Africa, with Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, the Matopos National Parks and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe all being UNESCO World Heritage sites. On top of this the guiding is some of the best in Africa. This year we will see the opening of exciting new properties and camps including Singita Pamushana Lodge, Bumi Hills Safari Lodge and Chikwenga.

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