11th October 2018
When you’re on a family holiday during the shorter school breaks, there’s always more pressure to make every second count. You’ll be happy to hear that Abercrombie & Kent understands exactly how you feel. The company has been tailor-making luxury family holidays for over 55 years, and is an expert in taking the stress out of travel.
To make holiday planning for those fleeting half-terms easier, A&K has come up with some practical – and fabulous – suggestions for breaks of all sizes between now and Easter 2019. And, as if that isn’t helpful enough, it’s also offering up to 45% off selected family holidays, from sunny Saint Lucia in December to marvellous Mauritius in February.
Take a closer look at the hand-picked top six…
Christmas in the Caribbean is a classic in its own way, though you might prefer a more traditional option: snowy mountains, sleigh rides and enchanting forests. Never ones to limit your dreams, A&K has hand-picked the perfect destinations for both types of festive family holiday.
Pretty Saint Lucia is the instantly recognisable Windward Island with the twin pitons. Kids will also be impressed by the drive-through volcano, treetop adventure parks and whale watching cruises in winter. There are pirate legends aplenty for them round lively Rodney Bay, and they can even learn the art of chocolate making, from scratch, at historic Rabot Estate. Plus, beach weather is guaranteed in December, with temperatures upwards of 25˚C and lots of sun.
Sugar Beach Resort has one of the island’s loveliest locations, surrounded by over 40 hectares of tropical rainforest in the Valley of the Pitons. More than that, it sits on the only white-sand beach on the island’s southwest coast, and every guest villa has either a view of the Caribbean or the legendary mountains.
Why A&K loves Sugar Beach for family Christmas holidays
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Morzine is almost as well-known for its traditional Savoyard charm and magical atmosphere at Christmas, as it is for outstanding family skiing on the enormous Portes du Soleil ski area.
Chalet Twenty 26 sits on the edge of Morzine close to the Vallée de la Manche, so it’s ideal for dipping into local festivities, access to slopes and perfect peace (if that’s what you want). With six bedrooms and room for up to 12 guests, this is a wonderfully chic and luxurious mountain retreat for a big family Christmas.
Why A&K loves Chalet Twenty 26 for family Christmas holidays
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Although February isn’t long after Christmas, it often feels like it. Which is why Abercrombie & Kent feels families deserve particularly exciting holiday ideas for February half-term.
Dipped into a valley and surrounded by snowy forests, captivating Meribel is every inch the cute Alpine village. So it’s all the more surprising to discover it’s also at the heart of the high-speed lift network which accesses over 600 kilometres of slopes across Trois Vallées: the world’s biggest single ski area.
Set in Meribel, recently refurbished Chalet du Vallon is delightfully authentic right down to its beamed ceilings and open log fires. Just don’t expect rustic in the details. Instead think luxurious bathrooms and bedrooms with balconies, huge windows overlooking the mountains and heaps of space to unwind and forget it’s February.
Why A&K loves Chalet du Vallon for February half-term
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The northeast coast of Mauritius is known for fabulous beaches and great water sports. It’s the preferred coast for sailors, and one of the most peaceful if sheer escapism is what you’re after. Though lively Grand Baie is an easy drive away for fun family activities, and the historic capital of Port Louis lies under an hour to the west.
Constance Prince Maurice sits on a private, 60-hectare peninsula on the north east coast. It’s one of The Leading Hotels of the World, has the largest wine cellar in the Indian Ocean and no less than two 18-hole golf courses. That probably won’t impress younger guests as much as the kids’ club, water sports on the beach, free kitesurfing lessons and family suites with their own room featuring bunk beds and specially designed en-suite bathrooms.
Why A&K loves Constance Prince Maurice for February half-term
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The weather is warming up nicely across Europe in April. But if you’re looking for guaranteed beach-perfect sunshine, Abercrombie & Kent highly recommend the Algarve or Tenerife for Easter 2019.
Tenerife’s west coast is more peaceful than most, which makes it prime territory for whale and dolphin spotting, and surprisingly uncrowded beaches. Don’t mistake tranquil for isolated, however; just a short drive south brings you to several of the island’s liveliest resorts, water parks and adventure parks. Plus the wild outdoor fun of Mount Teide National Park is less than an hour inland.
The Ritz Carlton Abama lords it over Tenerife’s west coast. It looks more like a historic Moorish citadel than a resort, but closer inspection reveals everything in place for a fantastic family holiday, from one of the largest kids’ clubs in Europe to seven tennis courts, an 18-hole championship golf course, 10 restaurants, not to mention a lovely private beach accessible only by funicular – which is as much fun as it sounds.
Why A&K loves The Ritz Carlton Abama for Easter
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The Central Algarve coast is the meeting point for everything that makes this glorious stretch of the Atlantic best loved by families. It’s where to find beaches like Blue Flag Praia da Falésia; fun Albufeira and chic Vilamoura. If you want to indulge in the local passion for golf, this is the location for that too, on a seemingly endless choice of exceptional courses.
Pine Cliffs is one of Europe’s leading luxury resorts, but despite the obvious opulence and stunning design, it’s also incredibly family friendly and the atmosphere couldn’t be more easy-going for kids. Under-eights will love the Porto Pirata children’s club – it has its own pirate ship – while six swimming pools, plus sports and activity programmes are designed to keep older kids happy. Grown-ups can take their pick from golf on the resort’s private course to floodlit tennis, or simply soothing in the exceptional Serenity Spa.
Why A&K loves Pine Cliffs Resort for Easter
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