When is the perfect time to book a half-term or winter sun holiday with Scott Dunn? Right now, because there are savings of up to 50% from Mauritius to the Caribbean if you book before 02 October 2023, for travel right up until December 2024.
Abu Dhabi is a surprisingly easy winter sun holiday with kids
Flights taking just under seven hours from the UK have brought Abu Dhabi firmly into focus for families thinking about an autumn or winter sun holiday. The fact that there’s no jet lag to cope with is another big plus. And, of course, the weather is guaranteed wonderful all year round, but from September through to early March, temperatures are European-summer warm: perfect for outdoor activities and Abu Dhabi’s world famous theme parks, as well as all those lovely Arabian Gulf beaches.
New Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
With all that in mind, it’s easy to see why Scott Dunn are particularly excited to share the news about the brand new Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club which has just opened at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas on Saadiyat Island.
Designed for children aged between six months and 11 years, the new club sticks with all the very best Scott Dunn traditions like fully trained staff; activity programmes for different age groups; play carefully balanced with learning; outstanding facilities, and its own purpose-built and imaginatively realised space.
Take a night off with Stargazers evening childcare
However, it’s not shy on originality and parents are already making good noises about several innovations. Unsurprisingly, Stargazers evening childcare from 8pm to 10pm is proving very popular. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a little grown-up time at a grown up time of day now and again?
Another bright idea, the ‘sleep room’, is also getting a lot of parental praise. Not least because it’s so well designed, right down to a mix of cots and toddler beds.
But the most important critics of all are kids themselves, and while it might be tricky to pin down one single point of excellence, there’s no doubt playtime on the beach is a big favourite. Activity programmes packed with splashy play, sports, water sports and outdoor adventures, score high as well. Plus, carefully planned age groups makes for a very sociable environment, so holiday friends are a given, just as they should be.
Book Saadiyat Rotana take advantage of the all-inclusive dining option
If you’re thinking October half-term sunshine, as we said, Saadiyat Rotana is an easy fit for shorter school holidays. And, as it’s set on the best beach in the UAE, a mix of indulgent luxury, fun energy and laid-back atmosphere makes it a great fit for families.
There are sports off and on the water to keep teenagers busy, and The Zen Spa beckons parents when younger kids are playing up a storm at Explorers Kids Club. Plus, if the combo of multi-gen and winter sun are on your mind right now, Saadiyat Rotana is ideal for larger families, thanks to an extraordinary range of rooms and suites, as well as family villas, with their own pools.
In more exciting news, Scott Dunn family holidays also come with an all-inclusive Dine Around option letting you relax and enjoy all seven of the resort’s remarkable restaurants during your stay, without thinking about costs. And if this is the winter to introduce your kids to new tastes, you’ll find almost every world cuisine represented here. Probably why Saadiyat Rotana choose to describe Dine Around as a, ‘culinary journey’
Last word on this wonderful Abu Dhabi resort: don’t forget Scott Dunn Explorers Kids Club’ places always get snapped up early, so it’s worth taking a look at what’s available now and claiming a spot. You do not want to be the parent at Saadiyat Rotana trying to explain missing out to your children: there isn’t enough ice cream in the world to sweeten that disappointment!
Book by 02 October to save up to 50% on holidays from Mexico to the Maldives
Quite a few Scott Dunn half-term and winter sun holiday offers are so good, they’ve got a time limit. In fact if you want savings of up to 50% on breaks from Mexico to the Maldives, you need to book by 02 October 2023. Plus, because these offers are exclusive to Scott Dunn, they aren’t available anywhere else, so once they’re gone, they’re really gone.
And again, don’t forget, if you want places at Explorers Kids Clubs, you also need to get in quick to avoid disappointed children, and non-stop parenting duty!
Save up to 40% at Niyama Private Islands Maldives + $200 resort credit for Pavilion stays
Niyama Private Islands Maldives is described as, ‘nature’s playground’ and its lush tropical landscapes and silvery sand beaches are impossible to argue with. Another undeniable fact is how intuitive this gorgeous resort is, right down to dedicating one of its twin islands almost entirely to families. The subtle services of personal butlers, as well as beautifully designed villas and superb restaurants, are just a few delights in store for grown ups here. Although, between Scott Dunn Explorers kids club, as well as water sports and activities for over-12s, it might sometimes seem as if children are the most indulged of all guests.
Up to 50% Off The Oberoi, Mauritius + complimentary 60-minute spa treatment for two
The sheltered west coast of Mauritius is where the island keeps most of its loveliest beaches and all of its best sunsets. So that’s where you’ll find The Oberoi, tucked between lively Grand Baie and historic Port Louis on the Baie of Tortues. This luxurious resort, set in 20-acres of subtropical gardens, is villa-only and perfect for families from its beautiful private beach to wide ranging water sports, creative experiences and fun activities for younger kids.
Save 50% at COMO Maalifushi & COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives + complimentary room upgrade and complimentary half-board
COMO Cocoa Island has a mix of barefoot luxury and boutique charm that’s hard to resist. It’s small, intimate and awash with original design: 17 of the villas here are converted Maldivian fishing boats, known locally as Dhoni. Plus, the atmosphere is also very chill, and you’re only a short speedboat ride from Malé: good news after a long flight with kids.
COMO Maalifushi makes the ideal companion to COMO Cocoa Island, for a twin-resort holiday, particularly as there are only 45-minutes between the resorts. A wide range of complimentary water sports along with its beautiful, natural environment make Maalifushi a firm favourite with active families. Although, its popularity might also have something to do with the choice of incredibly spacious and opulent villas, an award-winning spa and ridiculously cool restaurants.
Save up to 40% at Carlisle Bay, Antigua + $200 resort credit
Winter sun holidays at Carlisle Bay, Antigua are the essence of all that’s wonderful about the Caribbean when it’s cold elsewhere. As a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, luxury is a definite theme here. But it’s also an amazing resort for children and teenagers, with everything from kids clubs to kayaking adventures on offer, along with a typically laid-back island attitude and the sense that nothing is too much trouble.
Save up to 47% at NIZUC Resort & Spa, Mexico + complimentary ocean view upgrade & up to 2 kids stay free
NIZUC Resort & Spa might be a mere 10 minutes from Cancun Airport but, thanks to its privileged setting on gorgeous Punta Nizuc beach, it also has an air of absolute serenity. So when you want you can dip into lively Cancun, explore the fascinating Yucatan Peninsula and discover Maya heritage as easily as sensational waterparks. Alternatively, you could stay closer to home, indulge in fun water sports, laze by the Caribbean and simply enjoy the calm beauty of NIZUC itself.
Jump in early for free childcare on Scott Dunn ski holidays at Val d’Isère and Courchevel
Book ski breaks in France now for 2024, and you can take advantage of free childcare for kids aged from under 4 months to 2 years.
A brilliant deal for baby’s first ski holiday, but also pretty perfect for parents who want to forget they’re parents for a few hours and just ski, ski, ski.
Plus, because offers are available outside UK school holidays, you get more room on the slopes, and more space to enjoy with your little one, when you’re not skiing. Again, childcare fills up fast, so take a look at dates now and book early.
Why families really love to travel with Scott Dunn?
Travel offers and early booking deals are great, everyone likes to save, but that’s not why families trust Scott Dunn with their precious plans.
For over 30 years, Scott Dunn have been creating dream family holidays from scratch: getting to know parents as people, finding out about kids’ likes and dislikes, paying attention to the practical details and going above and beyond to make sure everything is exactly as you wanted.
And even when you don’t know exactly what you want, Scott Dunn are born travellers and parents too. There’s practically nowhere on earth one of the team hasn’t visited, so if all you have is a simple desire to go somewhere extraordinary with your kids, that’s the perfect time to start talking to one of the travel experts at Scott Dunn.