Festive Family Holiday
While it may feel too soon to be thinking about the festive season, you would be surprised how quickly availability is being snapped up.
Whether you’re dreaming of whisking the family away to a beach in the Indian Ocean or soaking up the Caribbean vibes in Barbados, we’ve priced up some of our best festive family getaways below. If you see something that takes your fancy, get the ball rolling now before the hotels become full and flight prices skyrocket.
The prices below are based on a family of four travelling and include return flights and private transfers.
Immerse yourself amongst breathtaking views of the green-dad hills and Indian Ocean on the unspoilt coast of Mauritius. Shanti Maurice offers a fabulous array of activities but also creates the perfect luxury hideaway for you to enjoy doing nothing. This hotel is an absolute gem and also houses our explorers kids club; it is truly mauritian in style and has one of the best views from any resort in Mauritius.
Includes: 8 nights in a Junior Beach Front Suite with breakfast included.
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Constance Belle Mare Plage lies on a two kilometre long white sandy beach and stands within 15 hectares of tropical garden. Surrounded by wide space, both in the accommodation and around the resort, there is a lovely sense of relaxation. Protected by a coral reef, the lagoon is ideal for all water sports, from swimming to snorkelling.
Includes: 8 nights in a Junior Beach Front Suite on a half-board basis.
LUX* Grand Gaube
Set on a superb beach at Belle Mare on the East coast of Mauritius, the LUX Belle Mare has an air of relaxed, understated elegance. The hotel has an enormous pool (one of the largest in Mauritius), four restaurants, three bars, a spa and tennis courts. There is entertainment for the whole family and the hotel is ideal for those with children of all ages.
Includes: 8 nights in a Family Suite with breakfast included.
Set in its own lagoon, Anantara Dhigu has lots to offer in terms of watersports, including jet skiing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and parasailing. Snorkelling and diving are also on offer, and guests can even try out the watersports centre's very own Cayago Magnum - an underwater 'rocket' which allows guests to speed along beneath the waves.
Includes: 8 nights in a Sunrise Beach Pool Villa with breakfast included.
Rotana Saadiyat Resort
The Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is a firm family favourite on the stunning Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The property offers first class facilities, a swimming pool and a beach side location with an impressive array of restaurants to enjoy.
Includes: 8 nights in 2 Interconnecting Rooms with breakfast included.
St Regis Saadiyat
This is a great choice for families as the Sandcastle Club is fantastic, catering for all age groups in three separate rooms with board games, table tennis, arts and crafts, and a nap area for the wee ones. Interconnecting rooms are available and there is even a fun children's pool to explore.
Includes: 8 nights in a Superior Room with breakfast included.
Atlantis the Palm
With its enviable location atop the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah, Atlantis, The Palm is proud to be the area's first truly integrated entertainment resort. Transporting guests into a dazzling, imaginative world, the resort encompasses a 46 hectare site with 17 hectares of water themed amusement at Aquaventure, extensive fresh and salt-water pools and lagoon exhibits, an open-air marine habitat, a seemingly endless stretch of beach, luxury boutiques, numerous dining choices including four celebrity chef restaurants, an exciting nightclub, spa and fitness club.
Includes: 8 nights in a Queen Imperial Room on a half-board basis.
St Peters Bay
St Peters Bay occupies a stretch of beach on the north west coast of Barbados, in between the small towns of Speightstown and Holetown. The resort offers a wonderful mix of spacious accommodation, fantastic watersports and a casual resort vibe.
Includes 8 nights at a 3 bedroom Premium Beachfront Villa, breakfast included.
Anahita Golf & Spa
Anahita Golf & Spa Resort is the epitome of a great family resort. At the heart of the estate overlooking the turquoise lagoon are the one, two and three bedroom suites and 28 luxury villas. The suites are situated on the ground, first or second floors and each has been crafted into an apartment-style, sleek and restful retreat with living areas and modern amenities, most also offering private plunge pools.
Includes 8 nights in a 2 bedroom Prestige Suite on a half board basis