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Quarantine-free escapes to book this summer

Situated less than seven hours flight time from the UAE, these destinations are ideal for a quarantine-free escape this summer.

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Anantara Kihavah Villas 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas presents its ‘Best of Maldives’ stay package, featuring a trio of experiences designed to awaken wanderlust. These include snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only overwater observatory in the Maldives, and dining underwater at the world’s first oceanic restaurant and wine cellar. Pick from either a beach pool villa nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach or an overwater pool villa poised over the crystal-calm lagoon with sweeping ocean views. To further enhance the experience, all villas are serviced by a personal Villa Host 24 hours a day. Rates starting from USD 980 per night.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for reservations and more information.

Anantara Kihavah Villas

Constance Moofushi

Set on its own secluded island, the resort features villas on the pristine white sand or on stilts above the turquoise water. Constance Moofushi is ideal for families as it is all-inclusive and has plenty of activities for all age groups. In addition, the resort’s location makes it a perfect spot for snorkelling, scuba diving, sunset cruises and dolphin tours. The resort currently offers a 40 per cent discount on Beach Villas and Senior Water Villas, while the Water Villas are available for a 50 per cent discount.

GO: Visit www.constancehotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Heritance Aarah

Nestled on the Maldivian island of Raa Atoli, Heritance Aarah offers an idyllic natural paradise brimming with lush greenery and marine life. The luxury resort’s ‘all-inclusive Eid getaway’ package includes a stay in an Ocean Suite with a private pool for four nights. It also includes complimentary seaplane transfers, a culinary journey across eleven restaurants and bars, island excursions, in-room premium beverages and a floating breakfast for two. The offer is valid on stays from 1 July to 31 July 2021. AED 19,717 per couple. 

GO: Visit www.heritancehotels.com for reservations and more information.

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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Located on Vagaru Island, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa presents everything one needs for a luxurious and stress-free family vacation. The resort features 60 beach and overwater villas, all with private pools, spacious wooden decks and a wide array of amenities. The Eid Package includes an exclusively crafted Eid Dinner during your stay and is available in stays that are a minimum of five nights. The package also includes a daily buffet breakfast at Aailaa restaurant, daily lunch or dinner at Aailaa restaurant, one time Arabic cooking class for your family and a Bodu Beru drum performance on the first day of Eid.

GO: Email jwmaldivesreservations@marriott.com with reference ‘JW EID Special’ for reservations and more information.


Kandima Maldives

Spend Eid at this modern resort in Dhaalu Atoll, with its spacious Aqua Villas over the water or Ocean Pool villas overlooking the Indian Ocean and tropical trails. From an adults-only bar to one of the largest kids’ entertainment zones, Kandima also boasts ten wonderful restaurants and bars that offer genuine Maldivian hospitality. The offer includes domestic return transfers for two, complimentary dolphin cruise for two, complimentary daily boat trip to the house reef, a 30-minute photoshoot, movie night under the stars, daily scheduled yoga and fitness program, and complimentary use of the gymnasium, tennis, volleyball and football courts. Rates from AED 8312 for four nights.

GO: Visit www.kandima.com for reservations and more information.

Kandima Maldives

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives

Located on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives is the ideal getaway with fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy. Located a 20-minute speedboat ride from the Velana Airport, the resort offers 64 luxurious sea view villas and suites for you to relax and luxuriate this Eid Al Adha. Explore the scenic resort with the Suite Saver package, featuring 25% off accommodation in any of the hotel’s expansive suites, inclusive of personalised butler service and an indulgent spa treatment at Jiva Grande Spa. In addition, the International Getaway package offers daily breakfast and dinner at the all-day dining restaurant 24 Degrees on stays of three nights or more for those wishing to stay longer. Rates available on request.

GO: Visit www.tajhotels.com for reservations and more information.

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

Easily accessible via a scenic ten-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, the resort features 100 luxurious villas, either set over crystal clear waters or nestled along pristine beach coves. With seven distinct culinary venues, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands strikes the perfect balance between high-end dining, beachfront luxury, and wellness-centred menus. In addition, the resort’s Ritz Kids program offers a total of 30 activities aimed at inspiring wonder and discovery, including a signature Ritz Kids treasure hunt.

GO: Visit www.ritzcarlton.com for reservations and more information.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Velaa Private Island

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and services that go beyond traditional resorts. Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. The resort comprises 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 47 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat. Rates available upon request. 

GO: Visit www.velaaprivateisland.com for reservations and more information.

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W Maldives

Located in North Ari Atoll, W Maldives is a luxury private island resort setting the stage to fuel your lust for life. The five-star resort features six restaurants and bars, a pampering AWAY Spa and the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER with reef sharks in the best house reef of the Maldives. This Eid, W Maldives has your back with their all-inclusive package, including daily buffet breakfast at KITCHEN, daily three-course lunch and dinner in a designated restaurant for two people, unlimited beverages from the all-inclusive beverages list, complimentary in-room W MIX BAR for non-alcoholic beverages and complimentary non-motorised activities and snorkelling equipment.

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information.

W Maldives

Seychelles
Constance Ephelia

Overlooking the Port Launay National Marine Park on the west coast of Mahé, the resort is built between two beaches. At the resort, guests have the opportunity to unwind at Constance Spa, the largest spa in the Indian Ocean, spanning 5000m2. The family-friendly property offers plenty of sports and activities for everyone, including the longest Zipline in Seychelles. Travellers to Constance Ephelia can get between up to 30 per cent discount for stays until 31 July 2021 on Junior Suites and Senior Suites when booked on a Half board basis, and for Villas on the Bed & Breakfast plan.

GO: Visit www.constancehotels.com for reservations and more information.

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Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts 

Overlooking the white sandy beaches of the Anse Aux Poules Bleues bay is the new Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts. Originally built as a family home for Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, this intimate and exclusive House of Art and Culture is the perfect summer oasis. Choose from beachfront rooms, suites, and villas, each with private terraces or balconies offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Five unique dining and drinking venues will take you on a Seychellous culinary journey. At the same time, multiple plunge pools, a wellness sanctuary with two dedicated treatment rooms will allow guests plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate. Rates available on request.

GO: Visit https://lxrhotels3.hilton.com for reservations and more information.

Mango House Seychelles

Thailand
Anantara Mai Khao Phuket

At Anantara Mai Khao, families can expect an unparalleled island experience. Nestled in tropical gardens, the Thai-style villas feature private pools, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and up to two bedrooms within steps of the Andaman shoreline. The resort also boasts an array of leisure options, including watersports, Muay Thai boxing, yoga, Spice Spoons cooking classes and a dedicated kids’ club. To help families make the most of their Eid vacation, Anantara Mai Khao’s Ultimate Family Vacation package includes luxury accommodation with breakfast, access to Anantara Vacation Club’s water park, a selection of fun kids’ activities, 25% savings on spa treatments and dining, non-motorised water sports and early check-in/late checkout. Rates available on request.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for reservations and more information.

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket

Turkey
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus 

Situated in the heart of Istanbul amidst picturesque gardens, the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus overlooks the Bosphorus river and Old Town, offering guests modern convenience within scenic surroundings. Situated just steps away from Taksim Square, the location provides various shops, restaurants, nightlife and cafes to explore. Families wanting to explore the rich heritage of Istanbul can avail of the Family Experience package, which offers guests a range of complimentary extras, including a kid’s passport, a scavenger hunt around the hotel, local bedtime stories, kids’ bathrobes and more.

GO: Visit www3.hilton.com for reservations and more information.

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METT Hotel & Resort, Bodrum

In the private Haremtan Cove on the Aegean Sea lies the new 103-key METT Hotel & Beach Resort Bodrum from Sunset Hospitality. Bringing international standards to the Turkish Riviera, the property has 72 elegant and beautifully designed rooms and suites and 31 luxury villas, all overlooking the sea. In addition, METT Bodrum is home to four restaurants designed to suit every taste. FOLIE Restaurant & Sea is the place to sample Mediterranean dishes inspired and ISOLA combines quality Italian food with carefully chosen entertainment in the Manzara Garde. For sunset, Mood Lounge serves pan-Asian bites across five terraces to the soundtrack of a live DJ. The resort is also home to the 850 SQM MOI Spa and RAISE Fitness & Wellness, a new gym concept that promises to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Rates from AED 1340 per night.

GO: Visit www.mettsocialliving.com for reservations and more information.

METT Bodrum

Susona Bodrum, LXR Hotels & Resorts 

Named after a legendary aquatic creature in Turkish mythology, Susona Bodrum, LXR Hotels & Resorts is set in Torba Bay, a peaceful hideaway surrounded by turquoise waters. Each of the 76 guest rooms, suites and villas feature panoramic sea views and interiors inspired by the ocean. The resort’s five jetties offer a myriad of opportunities for guests to enjoy the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, with a host of seaside venues to choose from, including Frankie Beach Club and Malva Restaurant.

GO: Visit https://lxrhotels3.hilton.com for reservations and more information.

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