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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.

Trusted Advisers for end-to-end incredible luxury family holidays

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.

Discover ‘the fine art of holiday making’ for 2018

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.

Save up to £1415 on family holidays in Mauritius

Heritage La Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort, Bel Ombre

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.

  • Five star beachfront resort on the south coast of Mauritius
  • Seven restaurants, two swimming pools and private beach.
  • Free childcare for babies from new-born to 35 months at Timomo Baby Club.
  • Free Kids Club from age three to 11, and Teen Club for 12 to 17 years.
  • Complimentary watersports, land sports, and Heritage Golf Club.
  • Seven Colours Millesime Collection Spa.
  • Choice of luxurious family suites with personal butler service.
  • Flights from UK to Mauritius; 11 hours, 55 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights bed and breakfast at Heritage La Telfair from £4,439 for a family of three, departing London Heathrow from 10 February 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Heritage La Telfair with Sovereign.


 Save up to £513 on Riviera Maya family holidays

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda, Riviera Maya

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.

  • Five star luxury resort, beachfront in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Riviera Maya
  • 13 restaurants, 16 bars, two swimming pools, kids waterpark.
  • Kids Zone creative play and activities for ages five to 12 years.
  • Teen zone with climbing walls, watersports, gaming and activity programme.
  • Watersports, beach sports, floodlit tennis courts, Grand Coral Golf Course.
  • Yhi Spa and Gym.
  • Range of family suites including Family Concierge Suites.
  • Flights from UK to Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; 10 hours, 50 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights all-inclusive at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda from £4,499 for a family of three, departing Manchester from 28 May 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda with Sovereign.


Save up to £1,083 on family holidays in Dubai

Atlantis the Palm, Dubai

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.

  • Five star luxury resort on The Palm, 20 minutes from Dubai city centre.
  • Three beaches, two swimming pools, Aquaventure, Dubai’s largest waterpark.
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dolphin Bay, Sea Lion Point.
  • Atlantis Kids Club for three to 12 years, Club Rush for ages 13 to 17.
  • Watersports, land sports, sailing, diving, helicopter tours.
  • 20 restaurants and bars, The Avenues shopping mall.
  • ShuiQi Spa: Global Spa Awards, Best Destination Spa 2017.
  • A range of family suites, all with ocean views.
  • Flights from UK to Dubai; six hours, 45 minutes.

The lowdown

Five nights half-board at Atlantis the Palm from £5,429 for a family of three, departing London Gatwick from 9 April 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Atlantis the Palm with Sovereign.


 Save up to £1,435 on family holidays in the Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana

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.

  • Five star luxury resort in Punta Cana, on the exclusive east coast.
  • Private Caribbean beach, 13 swimming pools, four children’s pools.
  • The Little Big Club for kids from four to 12 years.
  • Music Lab activities and events for over 12s.
  • 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, family mini-golf, games arcade.
  • Nine à la carte restaurants, choice of bars, Hard Rock Casino.
  • Work out, chill out, bliss out, three-in-one Rock Spa.
  • Family suites with interconnecting rooms, and personal Xbox.
  • Flights from UK to Punta Cana; 12 hours, 30 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights all-inclusive at the Hard Rock Hotel from £4,738 for a family of three, departing London Gatwick from 19 August 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at the Hard Rock Hotel with Sovereign.


Save up to £763 on family holidays in Sri Lanka

Shangri La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Hambantota

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.

  • Five star luxury resort in Hambantota on Sri Lanka’s south coast.
  • Private Indian Ocean beach, five swimming pools.
  • Kids’ waterpark, 7m high trapeze, children’s clubs for under 12s and teens.
  • 18-hole eco golf course designed by Rodney Wright.
  • Health Club and Chi Ayurveda Spa
  • Choice of restaurants and bars.
  • Close to Udawalawe National Park and the sacred city of Kataragama.
  • Range of family rooms and suites with garden and ocean views.
  • Flights from UK to Hambantota; 15 hours, 50 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights bed and breakfast at Shangri La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa from £4,069 for a family of three, departing London Heathrow from 11 February 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Shangri La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa with Sovereign.


Save up to £178 on family holidays in Bali

The Laguna, Nusa Dua

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.

  • Five star luxury resort on Nusa Dua Peninsula on Bali’s south coast.
  • Two private Indian Ocean beaches, lagoon swimming pools.
  • Shuttle service to Children’s Learning Centre at nearby St. Regis Bali.
  • Five restaurants and bars, including the award-winning Arwana Restaurant.
  • Lagoon Spa, and 24-hour fitness centre with personal trainers.
  • All rooms, suites and villas have 24-hour butler service.
  • 40 minutes drive from Kuta, just over an hour’s drive from Ubud.
  • Choice of family rooms, suites, studios and villas with garden or lagoon views.
  • Flights from UK to Bali; 16 hours, 25 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights bed and breakfast at The Laguna from £3,085 for a family of three, departing London Heathrow from 25 May 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at The Laguna with Sovereign.


Save up to £113 on family holidays in Thailand

JW Marriot Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Khao Lak

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.

  • Five star luxury resort in Khao Lak, south west Thailand.
  • The resort sits on Kluk Kluk beaches with views over the Andaman Sea.
  • The Junior Club for under 12s has fun play areas, a kids’ library and computers.
  • Five restaurants and bars, including cute Deli, specialising in ice cream treats.
  • Quan Spa, fitness centre with classes.
  • All suites and villas have private balconies or sun terraces.
  • Under an hour’s drive from Khao Sok and Khlong Phanom National Parks.
  • Choice of family suites with lagoon views.
  • Flights from UK to Thailand; 13 hours, 50 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights bed and breakfast at Khao Lak Resort & Spa from £3,569 for a family of three, departing London Heathrow from 4 April 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at JW Marriot Khao Lak Resort with Sovereign.


Experience luxurious family holidays in Antigua

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

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.

  • Five star luxury resort on Antigua’s north east coast.
  • Green Globe Certified, two private beaches, three freshwater swimming pools.
  • Children’s club for under 12s, mini-golf, tennis, watersports, sailing.
  • Three restaurants and four bars.
  • Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa.
  • All suites and villas set around 30 acres of tropical gardens.
  • Close to Devil’s Bridge National Park.
  • Choice of low-rise family suites and two bedroom villas.
  • Flights from UK to Antigua; 8 hours, 45 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights all-inclusive at The Verandah Resort & Spa from £4,389 for a family of three, departing London Gatwick from 25 May 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at The Verandah Resort & Spa with Sovereign.


Save up to £1962 on family holidays in Barbados

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, St. James

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.

  • Five star luxury boutique hotel on Barbados’ Platinum Coast.
  • Beachfront with three freshwater lagoon swimming pools.
  • Village style design in eight acres of tropical gardens.
  • Three bars and restaurants, including the unique, swim-in Cave Bar.
  • Fitness centre, beach massages, tennis, watersports.
  • Access to restaurants and facilities at Crystal Cove’s nearby sister hotels.
  • 20 minutes from either Bridgetown or Speightstown.
  • Choice of family rooms and suites with ocean or garden views.
  • Flights from UK to Barbados; 8 hours, 40 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights all-inclusive at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels from £5,279 for a family of three, departing London Gatwick from 13 August 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels with Sovereign.


Save up to £1,240 on family holidays in The Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Resort, Mahé

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.

  • Five star luxury resort on Port Launay Marine Park in Mahé.
  • Two beaches, five swimming pools.
  • Forest ziplining, family kayaking, watersports, fishing and diving.
  • Five restaurants and five bars.
  • U Spa by Constance is the Indian Ocean’s largest spa.
  • Squash and tennis courts, wide range of outdoor activities.
  • Constance Kids’ Club for four to 11 year olds.
  • Choice of family suites and villas with personal Macs and free WIFI.
  • Flights from UK to Barbados; 12 hours, 30 minutes.

The lowdown

Seven nights half-board at Constance Ephelia Resort from £5,299 for a family of three, departing London Heathrow from 22 July 2018.

Find out more about family holidays at Constance Ephelia Resort  with Sovereign.


Find out more

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.

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