Category: Family Travel

Catering for both couples and families in the Maldives: Iru Fushi Beach & Spa Resort

Catering for both couples and families in the Maldives: Iru Fushi Beach & Spa Resort

All Maldivian islands are idyllic, so how do you decide which of the hundreds of resorts to choose from? The recently opened Iru Fushi Beach & Spa Resort offers something truly special for families and couples alike and here are just some reasons why it excels above the rest… Size matters – many resort islands […]

Interview with Tom Barber of Original Travel

Interview with Tom Barber of Original Travel

Before starting Original Travel Tom Barber was a journalist for GQ and then freelance for the Evening Standard, Independent, Tatler and Brides.  He went on two or three ‘honeymoons’ a year for Brides, and in 2003  set up OT with two friends – Nick Newbury, who was in corporate finance, and Alastair Poulain, a venture […]

Easter in the Algarve with Powder Byrne

Easter in the Algarve with Powder Byrne

Fancy Easter in the Algarve? To tempt you further  Powder Byrne  have two exclusive offers at Vila Vita Parc. Not only do we have an early booking rate (which expires on 30th January 2009),  they are also offering a night on  them between 18th April and 2nd May 2009. For the kids Vila Vita Parc […]

Families catered for at Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

At Hyatt Resorts you’re pretty much guaranteed a fun-filled holiday for the whole family as both children and parents are well catered for.   A typical example is the Oasis Kids’ Club at Hyatt Regency Sharm El Sheikh which will amuse and delight youngsters with fun and educational activities overseen by a team of professionally […]

Easter nights on Powder Byrne

Easter nights on Powder Byrne

Look no further for your Easter break. Soak up the Easter sun in Tunisia with Powder Byrne‘s exclusive ‘night on us’ offer at The Residence. What’s more under 12s stay free when sharing their parents’ room and under 2s travel free too. If that’s not enough to tempt you then maybe the new golf course […]

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

Special feature: Lato Boutique Hotel, Heraklion, Crete

We stayed in Room 503 on the top floor of the Lato Boutique Hotel in Heraklion, Crete.   Being sited on the corner of the building, it offers views in two directions from a  generous L-shaped balcony with ample space for sun loungers.   From here you have the best views of the port and […]

The Caribbean's largest water park

The Caribbean’s largest water park

Kids of all ages can have a splashing time at Aruba’s newest and wettest attraction, Morgan’s Island Water Park, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. The new $14 million  water park opened to the public on 5th December  2008, and features the ‘Dragon Revenge’ tower offering six different heart-stopping waterslides, toboggan rides, two […]

Save up to 50% off stylish festive family breaks

Save up to 50% off stylish festive family breaks

From starring roles on Channel 4’s Grand Designs to boutique barns and seaside chic retreats,  Baby Friendly Boltholes has discounts of up to 50% off family-friendly designer cottages and boutique hotels this Christmas and New Year. The best deals include: Grand Designs Star in New Forest for Xmas or New Year from £175 a Night […]

Charming Villas Catalonia

Charming Villas Catalonia

When Susanne Keen takes her annual three week-long summer trip to Catalonia, Spain, she doesn’t check into a local hotel. Instead, the 46-year-old London City-based barrister, her husband and their two daughters stay in a six-bedroom farmhouse that overlooks neighbouring farmlands. Renting a house for my vacation is much more personal and easy than staying […]

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Special feature: St. Nicolas Bay Resort, Agios Nikolaos, Crete

We had the pleasure of spending 4 nights at  St. Nicolas Bay Resort a few weeks ago.  The focal point of this beautiful resort – approximately 2 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos – is undoubtedly the central pool area.  This consists of the main infinity pool, a children’s pool, an abundance of sunbeds and a breakfast/dining […]

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

Special feature: Elounda Mare, Porto Elounda De Luxe Resort and Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Crete

I had the privilege of visiting these three very different hotels in the north-east of Crete  last month.     The brainchild of owner-architect Spyros Kokotos,  they are all situated on the same complex and are therefore able to share facilities such as the Six Senses Spa, the 9-hole golf course, the Children’s Ark, private […]

The wonders of Halkidiki

Beatiful beaches within reach of Thessaloniki… welcome to Hakidiki!

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If you’re a family of more than four, you’ll know how difficult it to find good quality accommodation sometimes.   Invariably you will need two interconnecting rooms which can drastically increase the cost. At The Ritz they are currently welcoming the chance to entertain the younger generation, offering  families the chance to stay at The […]

Junsui, Burj Al Arab

Junsui, Burj Al Arab

At the back end of last year the Burj Al Arab launched Junsui– a modern buffet restaurant offering authentic Asian dishes prepared live in opulent surroundings specifically designed by Khuan Chew. Junsui, meaning ‘Pure’ in Japanese,  is open to external guests for lunch and dinner, as well as serving breakfast to in-house guests. The restaurant […]

Old Course Hotel launches "Luxury Kids" programme

Old Course Hotel launches “Luxury Kids” programme

From putting in the Himalayas, to flying a kite on the beach, or joining in a five-star treasure hunt, the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa has created a magical “Luxury Kids” welcome programme with personalised services for babies, toddlers, kids and teens to ensure the ultimate family experience. Teddy bears, VIP “Gourmet Goodies”, […]

Kiawah's Endless Summer Offer‏

Kiawah’s Endless Summer Offer‏

Don’t let your dreams of a grand summer vacation slip away. Take advantage of Kiawah Island Golf Resort‘s Endless Summer Offer, and capture a Kiawah Moment that will last a lifetime. With miles of pristine beach, five championship golf courses, a nature based spa, award-winning dining and a renowned recreation and children’s programs, a Kiawah […]