Be it a family adventure, island getaway or a relaxing city break, we’ve put together the perfect travel guide for GCC families looking for an exciting trip. Whether it’s a cultural escape to Bodrum, the ultimate luxurious hideaway in the Seychelles or an adventure in Bali these luxury hotel options have something for every family to enjoy.
North Island, Seychelles
A short four-and-a-half-hour flight from the GCC, the Seychelles is the perfect short getaway destination for you and your family. North Island Seychelles is the ultimate in exclusive personalised travel, catering to the 21st century luxury family, making it the ideal destination for a grand getaway. Located within the inner islands of the Seychelles, 30km away from the main island and only a 15-minute helicopter transfer from Mahé airport, North Island enjoys a unique private location nestled away from all distractions. North Island’s generous all-inclusive offering allows you to completely give yourself over to the Island’s laidback spirit of barefoot luxury and do whatever you like whenever you like without having to worry about or plan a thing. North Island is the ultimate playground for your children, with a wide range of activities on land and in the water designed to keep young minds and bodies active, to satisfy the most inquisitive and thrill the most adventure seeking kids. Balloon tennis, pizza making lessons and pirate treasure hunts are all on the agenda for a fun packed family holiday.
For more information on North Island visit www.north-island.com
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
Spoil your family at the luxurious Turkish Riviera resort Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum. New fitness and wellness facilities, a butler service for every room category, and specially curated room packages are now available at the resort that overlooks the aptly named Paradise Bay. For younger guests, exciting educational activities that encourage confidence building and creativity are offered in partnership with Gymboree Play & Music, a world leader in childhood development in more than 50 countries since 1976. At the resort’s Beach Kids Club and Indoor Kids Club, the experienced Gymboree team will present programmes tailored to different age groups that help improve children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional skills through play. Other Gymboree services will include organising birthday parties and giving private lessons in swimming, fitness and English.
Rates at Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, start from €350 per night.
For more information visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum/
Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park London
London always promises a good time for families and Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, on the doorstep of the West End, is the ideal spot to begin family explorations. Take a stroll through the vast green acres of Hyde Park or walk over to Mayfair for a taste of local luxury, the cool weather and gorgeous scenery are sure to keep you out all day. Finally unwind and end your day with afternoon tea at the Rosebery Lounge or relax at the recently renovated Knightsbridge wing of the hotel which features brand new guestrooms and suites perfect for your whole brood.
Rates at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London start from £540 per night.
For further information, please visit https://www.mandarinoriental.com/london/hyde-park/luxury-hotel
The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa, Bali
Located just 890km south of the equator, Bali’s tropical climate and moderate weather conditions make for a splendid family holiday at any time of the year. With its world-class clubs and restaurants, and expansive villas perfect for all your family, the recently relaunched Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa provides a welcome escape from the outside world. The resort hosts a range of facilities including villas, guestrooms and suites, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the Kahyangan Spa as well as an infinity pool sitting on the edge of the oceanfront that the kids can take full advantage of. Also, the hotel is located close by to some of Bali’s most exciting activities for kids, such as Waterbom Bali where children can enjoy an afternoon of water fights, and also to Bali Zoo where there are over 350 types of animals and tropical birds for them to explore.
Rates for the Ocean Suite start from USD 486 net per night, One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa from USD 636 net per night, and One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa from USD 771 net per night.
For more information, please visit https://www.theseminyak.com/
Mandarin Oriental, Paris
Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a celebration of Paris today, inspired by fashion and artistic creativity and underpinned by the brand’s legendary service. This truly Parisian five-star hotel provides an oasis of tranquillity and a cocoon of luxury. The 98 chic and elegant rooms and 40 spacious suites offer couples and families alike an exceptionally stylish Parisian experience. Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel’s best kept secret is its inner garden providing a sanctuary from the bustling city and a peaceful dining haven. Families can take advantage of the hotel’s Family Travel offer meaning they can enjoy a connecting room for up to 50% off, daily breakfast for the whole brood at Camelia or in bed, a welcome children’s gift on check in and children’s amenities. Mandarin Oriental, Paris is the preferred choice of discerning families who believe they have found the city’s best kept secret ad
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