20th December 2017
If your heart’s set on an unforgettable family holiday, let your imagination run wild, and think anywhere from the Indian Ocean to the Caribbean.
The latest offers from Sovereign are fantastic and since they’re expert at making short work of long-haul luxury holidays, you can afford to dream big and relax, knowing yours will be amazing from end-to-end – even with a longer than average flight in the mix.
They are offering £150 off every holiday* booked before 8 January, plus you can save up to 30% in their exclusive sale, and enjoy extras like free room upgrades, resort credit and spa treats.
Sovereign Trusted Advisers are dedicated to perfecting every detail of your holiday from the first moment you get in touch, until you’re back home, and they’ve made sure everything was just as you wanted.
Not only is it reassuring to always talk to the same person, Sovereign Trusted Advisers are also a seasoned traveller, with first-hand experience of destinations worldwide. So, as well as taking care of all the practical arrangements, they’re able to give you expert advice on where to go, what hotels are best, and what type of luxury holiday is exactly right for your particular family.
Every family has a different idea of luxury, and nobody understand that better than Sovereign. Which is why their 2018 destinations cover everywhere from Mauritius to Dubai; luxurious five star eco-resorts to exquisite boutique beach hotels, and every variation in between.
The only standards are outstanding end-to-end service from your own personal Trusted Adviser, plus easy and kid-friendly long haul, and exceptional savings. Sovereign call it ‘the fine art of holiday making’, and here’s what that looks like for 2018.
Heritage La Telfair more than deserves its membership of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ group.
From personal butlers to beach attendants, the service here is impeccable, and you can’t fault the south coast setting; overlooking white sand beaches on one of the island’s lovely lagoons, and surrounded by the glorious countryside of Domaine de Bel Ombre.
Family-friendly luxuries include cocooning crèches and fun clubs for kids and teens. Golfers play free on Heritage Golf Club’s nine and 18-hole championship courses, and opulent Seven Colours Millesime Spa alone, ranks Heritage Le Telfair as one of the best luxury resorts in Mauritius.
Overlooking one of Playa del Carmen’s beautiful bays, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda is a fabulous five star resort dedicated to once in a lifetime family holidays.
From exciting swimming pools complete with miniature pirate ships to huge kids clubs, junior spa treats, brilliant beach and watersports, and even live quesadilla making in several of the resorts 13 restaurants, quite a few child-size fantasies are covered here.
Parents can look forward to grown-up indulgences like lagoon style swimming pools, a choice of 16 bars, soothing in the Yhi Spa or golf by the ocean. And if you believe skills are the new souvenirs, resort classes teach everything from the art of sushi to salsa dancing.
Atlantis the Palm can’t help but impress. Not only does it dominate the world’s largest manmade island, it also commands a magnificent panorama of Dubai’s iconic skyline across the calm, blue waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Kids probably won’t have time for the view; they’ll be too busy splashing around in the enormous Aquaventure waterpark, meeting over 65,000 underwater residents at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, getting acquainted with Atlantis’s dolphin pod and sea lion colony or hanging out with new friends at the resort’s fantastic Kids Clubs.
You, on the other hand, are invited to relax completely in the award winning ShuiQi Spa, spend time lazing on the beach or even do some shopping: Atlantis has its very own mall, plus 20 restaurants and bars, including Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Ronda Locatelli, and Nobu.
If the Hard Rock Hotel can’t tempt you with its long, white Caribbean beaches, what about 13 swimming pools, three children’s pools and a waterscape of lazy rivers, rides, chutes, slides and swim up bars?
Every inch the fabulous family resort you imagine when you think of Punta Cana, Hard Rock is cool enough to impress teens and works just as hard to delight younger kids with fun ideas like ice-cream-only cafés or non-stop activities at The Little Big Club.
There’s grown-up play on the 18-hole golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and loved for amazing sea views. And the resort also has the largest casino in the Dominican Republic, along with a choice of great bars, and nine à la carte restaurants serving everything from soul food to sushi.
Sitting on Sri-Lanka’s peaceful southern coast, Hambantota Resort & Spa blends five star luxury and authentic charm in typically effortless Shangri La style.
The resort’s surrounded by 145 acres of lush, tropical gardens, and views over the Indian Ocean from its private beach are remarkable. But for all the setting’s natural romance, Hambantota couldn’t be more family friendly.
Kids are kept busy with five swimming pools, fun clubs for under 12s and teens, bikes to cycle the grounds, and heaps of land and watersports, from archery to snorkelling. Intriguing distractions for adults include the resort’s 18-hole eco-golf course and a unique Artisan Village of craft workshops and artists’ studios.
The Laguna is a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa on the Nusa Dua Peninsula, as far south as you can go in beautiful Bali.
Naturally, the resort gets plenty of sun, best enjoyed on its shimmering private beaches, trimmed with glossy palm trees and lapped by the Indian Ocean. If you can tear yourself away from the sea, 5000m² of tropical gardens dotted with lagoons are fun to explore with kids, if they’re not too busy being creative at the Children’s Learning Centre.
Anything from watersports to dolphin cruises and family snorkelling expeditions is easily arranged at the Water Activities Desk. And Asia’s top waterpark, Waterbom, is less than 40 minutes away from resort; Dreamland surfing beaches are under half-an-hour, and the famous monkey temple of Pura Uluwatu is closer still.
JW Marriot Khao Lak Resort & Spa is a cool modern take on traditional Thai design, harmoniously blended with fabulous luxury and a relaxed family atmosphere.
Stretching along gorgeous Kluk Kluk beach the resort’s a paradise for watersports, and kids can expect to be seriously impressed by the 16,000m² lagoon swimming pool, the largest in South East Asia.
The Waterfront restaurant starts every day with fabulous views over breakfast, and all family suites and villas have private balconies or sun terraces for even more viewing potential. But, if you want to stop gazing and go exploring instead, you can easily hire bikes here and spend the day cycling round the peaceful local countryside.
The Verandah is a Green Globe Certified resort, surrounded by 30 acres of wonderful tropical grounds on Antigua’s peaceful north east coast.
From its elegant, low-rise architecture to organic vegetable gardens, flawless beaches, and freshwater swimming pools, the resort’s a local eco-icon, model of sustainability, and a warm, friendly Caribbean islander at heart.
It’s also great fun for kids with heaps of free watersports, an activity-packed children’s club and even a mini-golf course. When you want to expand your horizons, legendary Devil’s Bridge National Park is one of the nearest neighbours, and sailing round the coast is fantastic, just as you’d expect on Antigua.
Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels is a charming boutique hotel on the famous Platinum Coast which stretches along the west of Barbados.
Designed to look like a traditional Caribbean village, set around eight acres of gardens, the resort has an easy-going atmosphere and one of the island’s best premium all-inclusive programmes.
Freshwater lagoon pools and lovely beaches, along with a creative children’s club for four to 12 year olds, plus watersports and land sports, entertain kids all holiday long. Friendly staff can arrange family days out and activities all over Barbados, you only have to ask. And if you feel like indulging yourself a little, you could always try a beachside massage or one of the resort’s interesting classes.
Surrounded by dense tropical forest and right between two of Mahés loveliest beaches, Constance Ephelia is one of the best family resorts in The Seychelles.
Port Launay Marine Park provides endless opportunities for family kayaking adventures, and the forest itself is flyable thanks to soaring ziplines just made for bold kids. The resort also has an innovative children’s club packed with creative activities, and every villa and suite comes complete with a personal Mac and free WIFI.
Get in touch with Sovereign, and speak to a Trusted Adviser about even more great savings on luxury family holidays to far-flung places in 2018.
*Discount valid for all holidays of 5 nights or more booked before 8 January. Exclusive offers valid on selected holidays. Booking terms apply.