THERE’S NO BETTER TIME FOR A QUICK BREAK THAN THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED EID HOLIDAYS AND WE’VE GOT SOME OUT-OFTHIS- WORLD RECOMMENDATIONS…

 

Maldivian Island Vibes

Picture this. Speeding across lagoon waters to a welcoming party at the jetty of native bodu beru drummers. Throwing open the doors of your sprawling overwater hideout to a panorama of nothing but open ocean and infinite blue. Welcome to paradise, your private sanctuary on Nature’s Playground. Live on the edge this Eid at Niyama Private Islands Maldives while taking advantage of the special Eid offer. Book your stay on niyama.com and enjoy an incredible 40% off the room rate, enjoy a free half-board upgrade and 60-minute massages for two at Drift Spa. Created especially for Middle East-based families and jet setting couples, this promo starts at AED2,500++ per night – the Maldives has never been more affordable, all the reason you need to seize the day and indulge with wild abandon. Terms and conditions apply. Book your whirlwind escape now. WWW.NIYAMA.COM


Luxury Living

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 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 adventurous. Balloon tennis, pizza making lessons and pirate treasure hunts are all on the agenda for a fun packed family holiday. 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. 2018 rates for the Presidential Villas start at EUR6,127 per night and EUR9,644 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax. Children under the age of 17 sharing the second bedroom are free of charge. For young adults aged 17-19 sharing the second bedroom, the rate is EUR672 per night. WWW.NORTH-ISLAND.COM


Exotic Marrakech

With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, a series of serene ponds as a centerpiece and only 10 minutes from the city’s famous Medina, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech has all the features to make your holiday great. This Eid, treat your family to a fun- filled break at the elegant, contemporary resort that has 54 luxurious villas and nine spacious suites, excellent dining and a world-class spa. With the ‘Experience Marrakech’ package, guests are invited to enjoy the best of the resort at great prices. Priced from EUR1,250 per night, the package includes: one complimentary night for every two or three consecutive paid nights, a dining or spa credit of EUR100 for one bedroom accommodations and EUR 200 for two bedrooms accommodations once per stay until 25 December 2018; full daily buffet breakfast, served in the restaurant; high speed internet access; round trip transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport; fast Track through the airport. Valid for a minimum of three nights’ stay, The Experience Marrakech package is valid for a minimum three nights stay. WWW.MANDARINORIENTAL.COM


Lovely Laos

Home to unexplored caves and rare wildlife, Laos offers a unique taste of South East Asia. Once the royal  capital of the Kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as the ‘Jewel in the Laos Crown’ thanks to its untouched, natural beauty. Most of the city can be explored on foot; the perfect way to take in the temples, monk monasteries and waterfalls. For millennial-minded travellers, the recently launched AVANI+ Luang Prabang offers everything – and more. Ideally located in central Luang Prabang, just a few steps from the Mekong River, Royal Palace, and the popular Night Market, AVANI+ Luang Prabang is set to become the hottest property in town. AVANI+ Luang Prabang raises the bar on the contemporary French neo-classical architecture that runs through the historical neighbourhood, with elegant, French colonialinspired interior design. The 53 guest rooms and suites enjoy an intimate, open-plan feel with French-styled louvered wooden doors that open onto a balcony or terrace overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard. Offer: Plan your trip earlier and take advantage of the Advance Purchase Offer. Book 15 days in advance to enjoy 20% savings along with complimentary daily breakfast. WWW.MINORHOTELS.COM


Wild, Wild, Wild

Located in the heart of the famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and on the naturally terraced southern slope of Nyamuma hills, Meliá Serengeti Lodge offers a blend of nature and luxury in this secluded destination. The location offers stunning sunset views over the mountains beyond with an abundant population of resident game as well as the annual migration right through the area. The exclusive lodge features a pool, fitness centre, and spa, as well as three uniquely luxurious categories of room. There are three restaurants: The Savannah All Day Dining and The Savannah Grill, which offer African, Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine as well as the Boma restaurant, a fine dining experience showcasing the best of Tanzanian fare.

The hotel’s two bars provide idyllic views across the African plains and stock local Tanzanian teas, wines and African spirits, providing the  perfect setting to unwind after a day of adventure on safari. This Eid, Meliá Serengeti is offering attractive rates to tempt all travellers. For those who book the Eid special offer, guests will be offered a 20% discount in the spa and one romantic dinner in their fine dining restaurant, Boma. And here’s the best part, one child (under 12 years and sharing the room with their parents) is free of charge for every two adults! The offer is valid for bookings and stays until June 30. Alternatively, go for the All inclusive – Game Drive package: daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Savannah Restaurant, plus a selection of beverages in the bars and during the Game drive (which includes selected house wines, well spirits, local beers and soft drinks). Seronera airstrip transfer included and one-half day shared game drive daily.  WWW.MELIA.COM

 


 

Sunsets in Seminyak

Located just 890km south of the equator, Bali’s tropical climate and moderate weather conditions make for a splendid getaway this Eid. With its world-class clubs and restaurants, and expansive villas, 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. Rates for the Ocean Suite start from USD486 net per night, One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa from USD 36 net per night, and One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa from USD771 net per night. WWW.THESEMINYAK.COM