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5 Must-Visit Destinations For The Year

Treat your family to a fabulous year of travel with the hottest destinations and most stylish stays.

  • Stay! Soneva Fushi, Maldives:

    Everyone has a paradise island on their must-visit list, and Soneva Fushi ticks all the boxes. Not only is the property world-class, but the facilities for kids go above and beyond. Parents get to enjoy the Robinson Crusoe surroundings, luxury beachfront villas and amazing spa, while children can dive into The Den – a totally unique kids playground. Prepare to be jealous as they regale you with tales of an eight-metre high pirate ship, a DJ corner, a Mocktail Bar, cooking classes, a Lego room, a music room and a teenage lounge. You can all meet up in the evenings at one of the restaurants or on the sand for a picnic to work out who’s having the most fun. Warning – it’ll be a very fierce competition!

    Soneva Fushi, Kunfunadhoo Island, Eydhafushi, Maldives, +960 660-0304, reservations@soneva.com www.soneva.com/resorts/soneva-fushi

     

     

  • See! New Zealand’s South Island:

    Haven’t made it to Middle Earth yet? Then make New Zealand your top priority this year. The scenic South Island is a perfect combination of adventure, beauty, and endless family activities, so it’s great for those with children who get bored easily! Immerse yourselves in the rolling hills of the Bronte Country, head to the waterfall at Ohau Point, go whale and dolphin watching at Kaikoura, travel on the Tranz Alpine Railway across the Caterbury Plains, and go picnicking on Mou Waho Island. The opportunities are massive – and unforgettable.

  • Stay! Chengdu, China:

    Chengdu is famous for its endangered giant pandas, and the sooner you see them, the better! For an extra special trip, stay at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain which boasts a kids club, indoor and outdoor play areas, movie afternoons, a lifeguard-manned pool, and villas with room for all. You’ll be welcomed by a ‘villagey feel’, wooden beamed houses, organic gardens, a bevvy of restaurants, a space-themed bar and the infamously excellent Six Senses Spa. The pandas will practically be your neighbours and there’s are also a fleet of resident panda experts on hand who can introduce you to your new furry friends.

    Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain, 2 Dongruan Blvd, Dujiangyan City, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 611844, +86 28 8712 6666, reservations-qingcheng@sixsenses.com, www.sixsenses.com/en/resorts/qing-cheng-mountain

     

  • Muscat Oman Desert Camel Travel Adventure

    See! Oman:

    Nestled between the Arabian Sea and the Arabian Desert, Oman is mysterious, traditional and fascinating. It feels like stepping inside Aladdin's time capsule and is a fantastic choice for a family holiday - there’s plenty to see and learn about together.  Explore the bustling souks of Muscat and journey to the ancient forts and castles that dot the rugged landscape, transporting you back in time. For outdoorsy families, the pristine beaches of Salalah and the towering peaks of the Al Hajar Mountains beckon with opportunities for snorkeling, hiking, and desert safaris. Whether wandering through the labyrinthine alleyways of Muttrah Souq or camping beneath the stars in the Wahiba Sands, Oman promises a journey filled with adventure, culture, and natural beauty.

  • Cap Karoso Sumba

    Stay! Cap Karoso, Sumba, Indonesia:

    Bored of Bali? Just a little further afield in Indonesia lies the enchanting and untouched island of Sumba. Cap Karoso is an elegant design-led hotel that invites families to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and tranquility of this lesser-known Indonesian gem. Kids can frolic in the dedicated children's pool, embark on nature walks to discover the island's rich biodiversity, learn agriculture at the resort’s organic farm, and participate in cultural activities and visits to local villages to learn about Sumba's vibrant traditions and heritage. There's also horseback riding along pristine beaches, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life, and exploring nearby waterfalls. After a day of fun, families can unwind with a delicious meal at one of Cap Karoso's renowned restaurants, where fresh seafood and local specialties are served against the backdrop of stunning sunset views.

    Cap Karoso, Pantai Karoso, Ate Dalo, Sumba Indonesia, +62 811 386 260, welcome@capkaroso.com, www.capkaroso.com

Additional Info:​

Lightfoot Travel

+852 2815 0068

www.lightfoottravel.com

Lightfoot Travel is a luxury tour operator with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, specializing in designer holidays around the world. 

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