October Half Term 2023
Whether it be catching the last sunny rays in Europe or heading further afield to the Caribbean, Mauritius or Middle East, half term breaks are a brilliant excuse to gather the brood and recharge the batteries in balmier climes ahead of the long winter months.
We've got plenty of ideas to bring you a fun-packed family getaway and have priced up a few of our favourites below, based on a family of four travelling over October half term. If you see something that whets your appetite, or you want to speak to our specialists about something different altogether, don’t hesitate to het in touch. While October may feel a long way off at the moment, it’s important to get this booked in before the summer rush. Accommodation, flights and childcare spaces are already being snapped up fast, so to avoid missing out, get in touch with our team today.
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Located on the stunning Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, this resort is a firm family favourite with Scott Dunn guests and guaranteed sun makes it an excellent choice for October half term. The children will have no end of fun at the Kids Club with its own lazy river, splash pool, water slide and teen zone. Sip a cocktail from the pool bar while the kids splash about.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in 2 Interconnecting Double Rooms on a bed and breakfast basis with flights and transfers.
Four Seasons Desroches
Grab the family and discover the understated beauty of the Seychelles while enjoying the array of fun activities, including a great kids club, at the Four Seasons Desroches. Kick back and relax poolside and on the soft white sand, explore the island by bike, snorkel around the coral reef to see the colourful marine life, kayak along the coastline and visit the local tortoise sanctuary. This island getaway offers the classic Four Seasons luxury experience on this idyllic island setting.
Price below includes: Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Sunset Beach Suite on Bed & Breakfast with Emirates flights and private transfers.
Located in a quiet cove on Antigua’s beautiful south coast, Carlisle Bay is a firm family favourite for a reason. Enjoy watersports classics like snorkelling, kayaking and parasailing, hike the nearby rainforests with a guide, explore more of the island by boat, drop the kids off for a fun-filled day at the kids club and simply relax poolside. This haven for relaxation and watersports offers all you could want for a family stay.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Beach Balcony Suite on Half Board with British Airways flights and private transfers.
LUX Belle Mare
Embrace the island lifestyle on the east coast of Mauritius at this luxury family-friendly resort. Relax on the picture-perfect beach, feel the ocean breeze, splash in the sprawling swimming pool and enjoy the world-class facilities. Younger travellers are in for a treat at PLAY, the fun-filled, modern and mindful Kids Club which welcomes children aged 3 – 11, while older kids can hang out at Studio 17. Top it off with a poolside artisanal ice cream parlour and a buffet at Mondo, designed specifically for Little Travellers, and your family is set for an unforgettable trip.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in October Half Term in the Junior Suite on an all inclusive basis with flights and transfers .
Located on a private sandy bay in Crete, Daios Cove is one of our all-time favourite family properties and a fabulous short-haul option for the October half term. Our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club offers the best childcare going, while the beautiful spa and luxurious accommodation mean this idyllic Greek retreat has something to keep all members of the family happy.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a One Bedroom Sea View Suite on an all-inclusive basis with flights, transfers and 2 Scott Dunn Explorers spaces.
The Ritz-Carlton Abama
Located in the south of Tenerife, complete with two Michelin starred restaurants and a well renowned golf course, the Abama is a fantastic retreat for parents as well as children. With a family friendly atmosphere and a fantastic kids programme, guests of all ages will be entertained throughout.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in connecting Deluxe Rooms with Ocean View in the Citadel on Bed and Breakfast basis with British Airways flights and private transfers.
Costa Navarino The Romanos
Set on a beautiful beach overlooking the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort offers luxury accommodation with a great selection of room choices, fantastic watersports, activities, Spa and our renowned Explorers kids club.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in interconnecting Deluxe Rooms with Sea & Resort View on half board with Easyjet flights, private transfers and 2 x Scott Dunn Explorers spaces.
Shanti Maurice is pure paradise, perfectly placed on the wild and untouched south coast of Mauritius. Kids will thrive in our Explorers Kids Club, which boasts a splash pool, games room and endless array of activities. Meanwhile, adults can indulge and unwind at the lively Rum Shed bar, the incredible Fish Shack restaurant or the serene Shanti Spa.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in 2 Interconnecting Rooms on a bed and breakfast basis with flights and transfers.
Niyama Private Islands
Niyama Private Islands is a luxury 5* Indian Ocean resort set on two pristine islands on the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. With exceptional watersports, an Explorers kids club and a sense of privacy, Niyama is the ideal escape.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Family Beach Pool Villa on a full board basis with flights and transfers.
Family Fun in Oman
Take the family on an exciting adventure through Oman. Begin with a few days soaking up the hustle and bustle of Muscat, before heading to the coast for activities ranging from snorkelling to observing impressive Omani turtle conservation efforts. From there, make your way to the desert to camp under the stars and finish up in the mountains with our expert guides.
Price below includes: Price per person for 8 nights staying at a range of hotels with flights and transfers.
Pine Cliffs Resort
One of Europe’s best family destinations, Pine Cliffs Resort is located on the Algarve in Portugal, just 30 minutes from Faro airport and close to Albufeira. Excellent facilities include golf, tennis, sandy beaches and a Scott Dunn Explorers kids club.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Two Bedroom Residence with Garden Access on Bed and Breakfast with British Airways flights, private transfers and 2 x Scott Dunn Explorer spaces.
Family adventure to Jordan
Jordan offers a wonderfully diverse range of experiences and terrains and is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a great destination for both couples and families, with the historical sites and epic landscapes offering enough adventure and 'wow factor' to keep even young travellers engaged.
Price below includes: Price per person for 7 nights staying at a range of hotels with flights and transfers
Six Senses Kaplankaya
Perfect waterfront hotel with beautiful sandy beaches, variety of activities including a multitude of watersports, cooking classes. This stunning resort is delight and a stay here offers plenty in the way of relaxation, culture and adventure, so you can simply unwind or try your hand at the many activities available both at the resort and around the local area.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Ridge Family Terrace with Sea View on BB with BA flights and private transfers.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Sink into blissful relaxation or explore to your heart’s content at this stunning Caribbean retreat, ideal for families with older children. Adventurous and educational activities are on offer at the children’s club, including complimentary glass-bottom boat tours and visits to the volcano and Diamond Falls. While the kids are busy, you can unwind on the powder-soft sands of this exotic island.
Price below includes: A family of 4 staying for 7 nights in a Superior Luxury Villa on a bed & breakfast basis with flights and transfers.