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  • 1. Caribbean, The Americas & Villas 2010
  • 2. Celebrating over 21 years of leadership in luxury travel LUXURY SKI RESERVATIONS 01244 897 333 3
  • 3. THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM | TEL 01244 897 100 | ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK | WWW.ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK Dear Luxury Traveller By opening this brochure, you have taken the first step to giving yourself the luxury holiday you deserve. I would urge you to take one further step and allow us to bring these pages to life by speaking to one of our luxury specialists. We share your passion for travel and there is nothing more we enjoy than hearing your plans and providing you with our insight. It would be our pleasure to prepare for you a personalised itinerary and quotation on any property featured. If you can’t see what you’re looking for then please just ask and we will source it for you – we specialise in bespoke luxury travel. The Caribbean is where it all started for us, twenty-one years ago. Elegant Resorts are the pioneers and innovators in luxury travel. We know Caribbean luxury like no one else. We even have our own team of people in Barbados 365 days of the year. And, don’t stop at one island in the Caribbean, each has its own identity and unique style that will keep you coming back for more. Finally, thank you for taking the time to look through our brochure. We appreciate your time is precious and when you choose to take time away, we know how important that is. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We are proud to be the leaders in luxury travel, but we only maintain that position by being attentive and treating everyone as an individual. Enjoy choosing your next holiday. I sincerely hope you make the decision to travel with Elegant Resorts. Yours faithfully Nathan Philpot Managing Director of Elegant Resorts ELEGANT RESORTS LTD REGISTERED IN UK 2100913 | ATOL PROTECTED 2885 | IATA | ABTA V1712 4
  • 4. Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos 5
  • 5. Contents Welcome Elegant Lifestyles Elegant Travel: Air Essential Information Booking Form pages 4-5 page 10 pages 12-13 pages 180-181 page 185 World of Elegant Resorts Elegant Concierge Elegant Travel: Sea Booking Conditions Virgin Galactic pages 8-9 page 11 pages 14-15 pages 182-183 page 186 Caribbean, The Americas & Villas Barbados British Virgin Islands Caribbean Villas California & Nevada pages 18-35 pages 72-77 pages 104-115 pages 158-169 Antigua Nevis Mexico Arizona pages 36-49 pages 78-81 pages 118-125 pages 170-173 Grenadines Jamaica Latin America NEW Canada NEW pages 50-53 pages 82-87 pages 126-135 pages 174-179 Grenada The Bahamas New York pages 54-57 & Grand Cayman pages 138-143 pages 88-93 St Lucia Florida pages 58-63 Turks & Caicos pages 144-151 pages 94-99 St Martin, Anguilla Miami & St Barths Bermuda pages 152-157 pages 64-71 pages 100-103 6 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 6. The World of Elegant Resorts We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our brochures feature a personally selected range of the very finest hotels, hideaways and resorts from all corners of the world… Caribbean, The Americas & Villas – Featuring Latin America and Canada With its sensual tropical scenery and endless white sand beaches the Caribbean has always been special for us. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or a group of friends there’s something for everyone – romantic secluded hideaways, glamorous international resorts and privately owned villas. We’ve added new destinations to our North American programme and are delighted to introduce Latin America and Canada, appearing for the very first time – we’ve also showcased some exciting ideas to start you on your voyage of discovery, but we’d be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you – please call our Travel Consultants to discuss your requirements. For more information, enquiries and bookings, please call: 01244 897 999 India & The Indian Ocean – Featuring Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya The Indian Ocean islands – boasting year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a choice of world-class hotels – have been attracting couples and families since we introduced them to our portfolio. This year we’re delighted to be featuring Sri Lanka and we’ve showcased some of the country’s highlights to help you make the most of your holiday here. Meanwhile, fantastic diving opportunities, palm- fringed beaches and island hideaways can be found in Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya. In contrast, India is such a land of diversity that you can visit it again and again and again. We’ve presented you with some exciting ideas – but, as always, we’re happy to create your own bespoke itinerary, simply call our Travel Consultants. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 888 Africa & The Middle East – Featuring Jordan, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya North Africa has always ranked high on the list of exotic winter destinations, while any of the states in the Middle East are great to visit at any time of the year, offering beach, urban and event themed entertainment to suit all the family. Brand new to the portfolio is Jordan, with its archaeological wonders, fantastic diving opportunities and cosmopolitan capital, it’s a definite must-see. If you’re in search of adventure, our African portfolio now includes exotic beach locations in Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya as well as offering a host of safari experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania – we’ve showcased highlights of these areas to help you get the most out of your safari, but feel free to call our Travel Consultants to discuss your personal requirements. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 111 Asia & Australasia – Featuring Laos, Fiji and French Polynesia Captivating, with a way of life unique to this part of the globe, the Far East is legendary for its hospitality and we’re delighted to be featuring Laos this year and charming Luang Prabang, a city dominated by gilded temples. We’re also featuring Fiji and French Polynesia – both present an unbeatable combination of tropical beauty, welcoming people and island-hopping possibilities. It goes without saying that both Australia and New Zealand are countries worth spending a little longer in – we’ve included some of our own ideas on where to go and what to see but you may have your own, in which case please call our Travel Consultants who’ll be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 555 Europe – Featuring Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro Sometimes the best things in life are closer than we think. Just a few short hours away from home, Europe’s holiday resorts move into the spotlight during the long summer months. Glamorous capital cities and places such as Marbella, Sardinia, Crete and Cannes become the world’s playgrounds, their luxury hotels attracting the beautiful people; their quaint harbours crammed with designer yachts and trendy restaurants strictly reservations only. Brand new to our portfolio this year are Croatia and Montenegro – both have been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors to their golden shores for centuries, while the friendly European atmosphere and beach resorts of Turkey make it a popular destination choice. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 777 Our Website – www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our site is now more informative, detailed and easy to use with new lifestyle features enabling you to find the right type of holiday – whether it is Golf, Spa, Family, Honeymoon, Sailing or Space travel! Your type of lifestyle can be filtered with your choice of continent or country and the site will also prompt you with other suggested properties that may be relevant to your search. A ‘Quick Quote’ facility allows anyone who doesn’t have the time to spend online to quickly brief our Travel Consultants who will do the research for you. Do register your details on our website as it’s another great way to keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions. 8 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 7. Elegant Lifestyles We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Caribbean, The Americas & Villas brochure, now allow us to help you select the type of holiday you want. Weddings and Honeymoons If you’re among the increasing amount of couples considering having their wedding in the Caribbean, you’ll want to know that weddings take place on a weekday there so it’s important to allow for the minimum required residency period. Provisional wedding dates can be arranged in advance but are subject to the Registrar being available. Opt for romantic seclusion on an island hideaway for example, Grenada or select one of the larger islands such as Barbados, Antigua or Jamaica where you’ll find a wider selection of hotels and resorts. Our Travel Consultants here in the UK and our team in Barbados can help you plan your special day and the honeymoon – on the understanding that for you and yours, it’s not just another holiday. Feel free to call us for advice and allow us to take care of all the arrangements, so you don’t have to. Spa Nothing enhances the relaxation of a great holiday like some first-class pampering; whether you’re looking for pure indulgence and relaxation or the seriously health- focused approach of a destination spa. We’ve a great cross-section of spas in this brochure – the fabulous destination spas and retreats of the Caribbean and Latin America; the modish urban spas in the North American cities, even treatments inspired by the great Canadian outdoors. Within the brochure we’ve highlighted the properties that feature a full spa and our Travel Consultants would be delighted to help you select a resort and pre-book any treatments for you. Families At Elegant Resorts we understand that those of you travelling with children might need a little extra help to ensure your holidays are ‘effortlessly stylish’. Throughout the Caribbean and Americas children are wonderfully provided for and with this in mind, you’ll find that we’ve highlighted those of our featured properties that include excellent children’s clubs as part of their facilities – catering for everyone’s needs from babes- in-arms and inquisitive toddlers through to teenagers. Our Travel Consultants will be happy to assist with pre-booking arrangements such as babysitters or nannies; highchairs and cots, and will even advise on which airlines are the most child-friendly. Experiences Destinations such as Latin America and Canada are perfect for the more adventurous traveller and our Travel Consultants would be happy to create a bespoke itinerary to ensure you get the most out of your holiday experience – whether that’s organising a private tango lesson for two or a private dinner under a starry Canadian sky. Villas If you’re looking for a holiday that combines a unique setting and first-class facilities with total freedom and complete privacy, then a luxury villa is the perfect solution. We’ve a hand-picked selection of privately owned villas in the Caribbean and Europe; some small and intimate, others larger houses ideal for groups with plenty of distractions to occupy guests of all ages. At all of the villas you’ll enjoy stunning surroundings as well as the service of your own staff – a butler, housekeeper and a gardener; perhaps even your own chef – all helping to make your holiday experience an unforgettable one. Our full Villa portfolio can be viewed online at www.elegantresorts.co.uk 10 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 8. Elegant Concierge Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect... We offer a unique and exclusive service to arrange all the extra finishing and special touches you require. No request is too small or too difficult, too mundane or unusual. Whatever you desire for your time away, to make your journey easier Elegant Concierge will make it happen; whether it’s booking a spa treatment, theatre tickets, or a reservation at one of the finest restaurants; help with organising a special occasion or something a little unusual, once we know your personal requirements we’ll do the rest, producing a holiday that’s highly stylish and seamlessly bespoke. Just some of the extras that can be arranged and benefits you can expect, from your Elegant Concierge: • Sporting Events and Tickets • Access to Festivals and Local Events • Gifts and Special Extras • Individual Accommodation and Airline Requirements • Restaurant Reservations • Spa Treatments • Children’s Clubs, Babysitting and Nanny Services • Special Occasion Planning • Valet and Chauffeur Services • Pre-delivery of Luggage Courtesy of First Luggage • Special Experiences, Celebrations and Private Excursions • Your Holiday Currency Delivered Straight to Your Door Our commitment to the highest standards doesn’t stop with the planning of your holiday: We provide a 24-hour emergency service to resolve any problem while you are away and have our own offices in Barbados, Dubai and Mauritius. From beginning to end, at Elegant Resorts we do all we can to ensure that you have an effortlessly stylish holiday. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 11
  • 9. Elegant Travel: Air On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets itself the highest standards in everything it does. So whichever cabin you choose, you can be sure your holiday will get off to a flying start. First • First delivers exceptional comfort and refined surroundings, combined with the finest quality of service, to create a flying experience that is unmistakably First • Enjoy fine dining in the First lounge* giving you maximum sleep time on-board** • Your suite on-board is your sanctuary in the sky, a discreetly serviced and smartly equipped haven of calm where your wellbeing is catered for 1 • Choose from a renowned à la carte menu and your meal will be prepared to order • In-flight entertainment offers the best ‘new release’ movies and a superb movie library 1 First 2 First One-way upgrades from Club World to First start from £1010 p.p. 3 Club World 4 World Traveller Plus *Available at selected airports. **Available on all flights leaving London Heathrow after 8pm and on 5 The Concorde Room at T5 selected overnight flights. World Traveller Plus • World Traveller Plus is a separate, smaller cabin with a maximum of six rows Club World providing you with a more relaxing and peaceful journey • Before your flight, enjoy the dedicated Departure lounges and British Airways • Enjoy an additional 20% more personal space than World Traveller Elemis Travel Spa* • Stretch out with an additional 7" more legroom and benefit from the added recline, • The new Club World seat is bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever to adjustable headrest, lumbar support, footrest and legrest guarantee complete comfort in any position • Complimentary food and drinks are available throughout the flight as well as a • The very best in local and International cuisine is served, along with a dedicated three-course meal with an entrée designed by a leading chef wine cellar. You may also help yourself to tasty treats from the Club Kitchen One-way upgrades start from £190 p.p. One-way upgrades from economy start from £650 p.p. *Available at selected airports. Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks • Start your journey by checking in online from 24 hours before your flight departs and minimise the queues at the airport • On selected routes you can pre-select your preferred seat and print your boarding pass • If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a Check-in kiosk* at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as Online Check-in • On selected routes you can maximise free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop** allowing you to shop, dine or relax before boarding your flight 2 3 • Check in from 24 hours up to one hour before departure. For flights from the US, Online Check-in closes 2 hours before departure *Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports. Barbados Premium Check-in First customers can check in at The Jet Centre and relax in the exclusive VIP lounge before being driven directly to your aircraft. If you are a Club World customer, unwind in your air-conditioned car while you are checked in, before being escorted to the VIP lounge. 4 5 In Addition... The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL At certain times of the year our Partners in Air are able to offer excellent upgrade Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. opportunities and reduced rates which can be viewed on our website Our ATOL number is ATOL 2885. www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our Travel Consultants will also discuss these with you at the time of booking. 12 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 10. Here, we highlight just a few of the benefits of travelling premium class with Virgin Atlantic and Continental Airlines. For further information, please call 01244 897 999. Continental Airlines BusinessFirst benefits include... • Providing personal attention to every detail, Continental Airlines’ BusinessFirst offers high levels of comfort and care and the finest quality of service throughout the flight • Fully electronic, extra-wide sleeper seat with a 170° recline and an electronic lumbar support, providing each passenger with a spacious 2 metres of sleeping space (Boeing 777 aircraft only, the Boeing 757-200 aircraft features a 156º recline). • Audio Video on Demand multi-channel personal entertainment system at every seat • Laptop computer outlets at every seat • A five-course dining service offers a gourmet menu selection accompanied by fine wines and Champagne • An Executive Meal Option is available giving flexibility for those wishing to dine at a time of their choice One-way upgrades start from £845 p.p. A Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Continental Airlines offers non-stop flights to New York-Newark Liberty International Airport from 7 UK airports: London Heathrow, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester providing fantastic access to New York and onwards to Virgin Atlantic more than 200 destinations across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean. From Newark, New York is only 30 minutes away by NJ Transit train or 8 minutes away Upper Class benefits include... by US Helicopter* – flights are available throughout the day from Monday to Friday in a • Relax before your flight in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, offering massages, haircuts, Sikorsky S76 helicopter with leather trim. food and drink and full business facilities* *US Helicopter baggage restrictions apply. • Upper Class Suites are one of the longest fully-flat beds. The 22" (56cm) wide seat comes with full lumber support and its own ottoman, which doubles as a seat for a guest • Enjoy a drink at the on-board bar** • Dine at 35,000ft with the Freedom menu service that lets you eat what you want, when you want, from a full meal to a snack • Play with your personal widescreen TV with hours of award-winning entertainment One-way upgrades start from £725 p.p. *Clubhouse facilities may vary at each destination. **Available on most flights. Premium Economy benefits include... • Dedicated Premium Economy Check-in, priority boarding and disembarkation • Increased seat width of 21" (equivalent to other airlines’ Business Class)*, up to 38" of leg room and an additional 2º of recline • Personal seat-back TV offering award-winning entertainment • In-seat laptop power on selected flights • Pre-flight drink, complimentary newspaper and free drinks • A choice of three tempting meals, with the main meal served on china dinnerware • An after dinner liqueur and a selection of fruit from the bowl One-way upgrades start from just £190 p.p. *Available on all London Heathrow aircraft. Continental Airlines CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 13
  • 11. Elegant Travel: Sea Ideal for those seeking a relaxing way to discover some Caribbean gems or as a family-friendly experience, a cruising or sailing holiday allows you to explore various islands without having to worry about transfers or checking-in your luggage. What better way is there to travel as you experience an assortment of idyllic views from the comfort of your supremely luxurious base, while benefiting from impeccable service and dining on exquisite food? 14
  • 12. Yachting, Sailing & Cruising Holidays in the Caribbean Star Clippers Tall Ships Discover the unspoilt cays and breathtaking beaches of the British Virgin Islands or the Grenadines aboard a luxury sailing ship. An experienced and friendly crew will look after you throughout your trip and help you explore these stunning parts of the 1 Caribbean. Aboard the Royal Clipper, the atmosphere is totally relaxed and the crew is exceptionally friendly. If you’re a boating enthusiast, you can lend a hand hoisting the sails or climbing the mast. The swimming pools, health club, spa area and lounge all offer amazing views of the surrounding marine life, while the Edwardian-styled restaurant and informal bar area are ideal for swapping stories about the day’s events. Silversea For the ultimate in luxury on the high seas, look no further than a Silversea cruise. Each of Silversea’s four sleek vessels has its own style, but all have been elegantly crafted to combine the intimacy of a private yacht with the amenities and luxuries of a larger liner, and of course the award-winning services of the Silversea staff. From the most intimate of hideaways, to the grandest panoramas or the vibrant sparkle of the world’s capitals, a world of wonder awaits you. On-board there’s sophisticated 2 entertainment to suit everyone: a large swimming pool and an award-winning spa; even boutiques and hairstyling services to ensure that you are at your very best for dinner or a trip to the ship’s casino. All of the suites boast ocean views and private verandahs – the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail as the sun goes down and you reflect on another perfect day. Seabourn With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, the cruise ships of Seabourn beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of your imagination to some of the most desirable destinations on earth in consummate comfort. Days and nights are carefree, ultra luxurious and each of the professionally trained staff – more than one 3 4 per suite – will not only know you by name, but your personal preferences as well, Main image A Star Clippers Tall Ship whether it’s a warm blanket and cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the 1 Silversea – Silver Shadow 2 Seabourn Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside as you travel through the 3 A Vista Suite on a Silversea Yacht 4 Main dining room on a Seabourn Yacht Caribbean. Each ship offers all-suite accommodation, Seabourn’s signature water 5 Climbing the mast on a Star Clippers Tall Ship sports Marina, an open bar policy and menus by the renowned US celebrity chef Charlie Palmer. The Best of Both Worlds Why not consider extending your holiday and staying on at one of our fabulous resorts? Talk to our Travel Consultants about your party’s needs and they’ll help you to create a personalised itinerary to include the places you want to see and the 5 activities you want to do. Please call 01244 897 999 for further details. Elegant Cruising Brochure 2010 Brand new for 2010, our Elegant Cruising Brochure showcases a host of luxury cruise options covering the globe. Available from November 2009, to pre-order a personal copy please call 01244 897 200. Alternatively, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 15
  • 13. Caribbean & Bermuda Barbados Nevis Antigua Jamaica Grenadines The Bahamas & Grand Cayman Grenada Turks & Caicos St Lucia Bermuda St Martin, Anguilla & St Barths Villas British Virgin Islands Caribbean Combinations If you’re looking to maximise your time away and even enjoy two completely different experiences in one holiday, the Caribbean’s variety of islands and resorts, as well as frequent air services, make it easy to combine a stay at two or three hot spots. Why not spend a week on an island followed by a week touring the Caribbean aboard a luxury yacht or even combine your stay in the Caribbean with a little fast-paced city action, somewhere exciting such as Miami or New York which work perfectly with both the Turks & Caicos and The Bahamas? We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 999 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  • 14. Barbados Barbados is more than just an island in the West Indies, it’s almost a way of life, synonymous with exclusive hotels and fashionable restaurants. Yet what originally made the island so popular – its coral sand beaches, turquoise waters and friendly people – is still very much in evidence. It would be impossible to describe the island without mentioning the game of golf – the design talents of both Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones Junior are both used to optimal effect. Do utilise the services of our friendly team in our island office who are helpful and professional, without being obtrusive. They’ll advise on local beauty spots, book day trips to nearby islands and make restaurant reservations for you. North Point Spring Hall Portland International Airport Cobblers Cove • The Fairmont Royal Pavilion • Colony Club • Coral Reef Club • Settlers Beach Villa Hotel • Bathsheba The Sandpiper • Holetown Sandy Lane • Treasure Beach • Barbados Crystal Cove • Bridgetown Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport Climate Guide: Barbados Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 28 28 29 30 31 31 30 31 31 30 29 28 Rain mm 66 28 33 36 58 112 147 147 170 178 206 97 18
  • 15. Main image courtesy of The Fairmont Royal Pavillion. Bottom right image courtesy of Coral Reef Club Travel Facts GMT: – 4 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 8 hours 50 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Gatwick, Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick and Manchester. Private charter flights on request. Helicopter transfers are available to all our featured hotels – please call for details. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A balmy, tropical climate cooled by constant sea breezes. The dry season is from December to June, with rainfall and humidity increasing during summer/autumn. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown includes flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be Elegant Concierge advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate If you want to get out and about, why not consider some variations etc. of these options from our Concierge Team... Enjoy the Sunday morning Gospel music brunch at The Crane. Take a Bentley or limousine to/from a catamaran cruise with lunch or dinner onboard. Take the family to test the flight simulator at the Concorde centre. (Age limit 12 years and over) CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 19
  • 16. BARBADOS Sandy Lane Barbados There aren’t many resorts that boast Bentleys in their fleet – but that is Sandy Lane in a Prices per person in an Orchid Room, including breakfast, from: coconut shell. As the Caribbean’s most celebrated address for almost half a century, Sandy Depart 7 nights Extra nights Lane needs no introduction. Famed for its unrivalled setting alongside a sweeping bay on the 7 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3955 £485 island’s legendary Platinum Coast, and after a 21st century makeover, it has undoubtedly 1-9 Apr 10 £4265 £485 consolidated its favoured position for years to come. It’s the perfect choice for couples and 10 Apr-30 Jun 10 £2985 £345 families alike, with a stunning five bedroom villa and a selection of luxurious rooms and suites 1-16 Jul 10 £3060 £345 averaging 900ft2 and all equipped with everything from plasma screen televisions to 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £3295 £345 16-31 Aug 10 £3060 £345 parabolic speakers on the private verandahs. 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £2985 £345 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £3350 £395 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 112 rooms & suites and a 5 bedroom villa car transfers. • SPA: The Romanesque Spa offers a fabulous blend of traditional therapies from the Caribbean, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 40 Far East and Europe minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Luxury Ocean • KIDS: The Treehouse Club provides a wide range of fun activities for children from 3 to 12 years Room £175 to £390, Dolphin Suite £345 to £740 & Luxury Dolphin old while dedicated teenagers’ activities keep older children well entertained in their own part Suite £795 to £1165. of the grounds Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Facilities include a large free-form swimming pool fed by cascading waterfalls, golf courses, £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. watersports and a well equipped gym • International, New World and seafood specialities can be enjoyed at the 2 stylish restaurants – Elegant Offers Sunday brunch is not to be missed. During September the hotel’s signature restaurant, Romance in Paradise L’Acajou, closes but with a little notice the staff will cook anything you wish from the menu Stay 7 nights for 6 based on the Romance in Paradise offer. • Offering truly impeccable service, guests can enjoy the ultimate in indulgence with touches like Valid 10 Apr-31 May, 1 Jul-31 Aug & 1-31 Oct 10 inclusive. VIP spa suites with their own hydro pool, complimentary ice-cold Eucalyptus-infused towels Family Fun and cooling sorbets on the beach Stay 7 nights for 5 & receive a 50% reduction on second room for up • There aren’t many shallows as the sea becomes deep quite quickly, which is perfect for to 3 children under 16 years. Valid 1-30 Jun & 1-30 Sep 10 inclusive. swimming and watersports Elegant Opinion “A trip to swim with the turtles from the Sandy Lane beach is an unforgettable experience and perfect for all the family.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 20 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 19. BARBADOS Coral Reef Club Barbados Situated on the prestigious west coast of Barbados, the Coral Reef Club still respects the Prices per person in a Garden Room/Cottage, time-honoured traditions of old Barbados; in its service, ambience and architecture, and is including breakfast, from: one of the few properties on the island that is family-owned and run. Now in its second Depart 7 nights Extra nights generation, the O’Hara family continues to make this elegantly refined hotel feel like a home- 6 Jan-31 Mar 10* £2640 £285 away-from-home. Set in twelve acres, accommodation is authentic in design: wooden 1-10 Apr 10* £2955 £285 balustrading, fretwork and shuttered windows angled out onto the beautiful gardens where 11-14 Apr 10* £2640 £285 brightly coloured birds flit among the branches of mahogany and frangipani trees. Luxury 15 Apr-16 Jul 10** £1615 £135 17 Jul-15 Aug 10** £1925 £135 Plantation Suites have their own plunge pools and outstanding interior design. 16 Aug-31 Aug 10 £1690 £135 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £1615 £135 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 88 rooms & suites car transfers. • SPA: The fabulous new spa offers pampering massages, facials and beauty treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 45 • KIDS: This family-friendly retreat offers facilities for youngsters and mums and dads alike, minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior including a summer family programme, a playground and a crèche Junior Suite £15 to £50, Luxury Junior Suite £40 to £95 & Luxury • Leisure facilities include 2 swimming pools, a fully certified diving school, complimentary Plantation Suite £275 to £560. watersports, floodlit tennis, a fitness room and a boutique. Active guests can enjoy a range of Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus activities including a complimentary pro-tennis programme and access to exceptional golf £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. courses nearby *Half board included 6 Jan-14 Apr 10. • The main restaurant serves classic cuisine with exotic Caribbean flavours and during the winter **Annual hotel closure 22 May-21 Jul 10. the fabulous lunches are served buffet-style allowing for a slightly less formal atmosphere. Elegant Offers Dinner is served à la carte every evening except on Mondays following the cocktail party however, Exchange Dining can be arranged for those staying on a half board basis to explore Complimentary Night other local restaurants Stay 7 nights for 6. Not applicable in Luxury Cottage/Suite or Luxury Plantation Suites. Valid 1-30 Sep 10 inclusive. • A member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ Family Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & children under 12 years sharing with parents stay free. “The hotel gardens are exceptional and lovingly maintained, why not take a guided tour with the Valid 21 Jul-5 Oct 10 inclusive. Head Gardener available each Wednesday?” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 23
  • 20. BARBADOS The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados With just seventy-two rooms, all facing the ocean and spread out over eleven acres of Prices per person in an Oceanfront Deluxe Room, beautifully manicured gardens alongside a delightful beach, guests are sure to find their own accommodation only, from: private slice of paradise. In fact, a stay here can often feel like you’ve arrived at your very own Depart 7 nights Extra nights colonial, west coast mansion with each Deluxe Oceanfront Room boasting a private terrace 4-31 Jan 10 £2950 £330 with beautiful sea views. Days tend to revolve around the turquoise waters; be it languid 1-28 Feb 10 £3540 £410 afternoons on the half mile of beachfront, or enjoying its huge array of watersports. For those 1-31 Mar 10 £2950 £330 keen to explore the island, there’s everything from historic plantation houses, tiny fishing 1-10 Apr 10 £2890 £275 11-30 Apr 10 £2580 £275 villages and botanical gardens to tax-free shopping. 1 May-16 Jul 10 £1795 £165 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2095 £165 Elegant Facts 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1795 £165 • 72 rooms & a 3 bedroom villa 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2125 £210 11-15 Dec 10 £2195 £210 • SPA: Though there isn’t a spa at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, relaxing in-room massages are available on request at the hotel or there are several spas in St James which offer a full range Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private of spa services car transfers. • KIDS: The Fairmont Royal Pavillion is an adult-orientated resort. However, children under 13 TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 45 years old are welcome from 1st April to 31st October inclusive, every year and are very well minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Villa Two catered for during this time. A babysitting service is also available with 24-hour notice Bedroom Suite £110 to £295. • Facilities include a large outdoor freshwater swimming pool, tennis courts, a compact though Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus well equipped gym and a beauty salon, while excellent diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. fantastic golf courses are available locally Elegant Offers • International and Caribbean flavours are served in the 2 fabulous restaurants and guests can enjoy complimentary afternoon tea on the terrace Complimentary Nights • Relax on Royal Pavilion’s immaculate beach, enjoy the calm azure-blue sea and indulge in Stay 7 nights for 6; 14 for 11. Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. swimming with the turtles. Vendors do visit but they are friendly locals who will happily move on when asked to Family Offer • The décor reflects the atmosphere of a traditional Bajan home and boasts luxurious Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room for children hardwoods and decadent soft furnishings under 18 years. Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “During the summer this is the perfect place for a family getaway, with activities available for young children and teens.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 24 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 23. BARBADOS The Sandpiper Barbados One of the West Indies’ most exclusive small hotels, The Sandpiper is tucked away on St Prices per person in a Garden Room, including breakfast, from: James Beach, on Barbados’ west coast. Sister hotel to Coral Reef Club, much of its charm Depart 7 nights Extra nights and style are attributed to the Capaldis, whose meticulous attention to detail doesn’t 6 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2390 £250 sacrifice the relaxed manner of the Caribbean. Set amongst a glorious backdrop of orchid 1-10 Apr 10 £2695 £250 trees, bougainvillea and swaying coconut trees, the Garden Rooms, One and Two Bedroom 11-14 Apr 10 £2390 £250 Suites and gorgeous Tree Top Suites with living room, covered terrace and open sundeck 15 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1615 £135 area with pool, all boast lovely vistas overlooking the gardens, pool or beautiful beach and 17 Jul-15 Aug 10* £1925 £135 16-31 Aug 10* £1690 £135 Caribbean Sea. 1 Sep-10 Dec 10* £1615 £135 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 47 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 45 • SPA: Guests of The Sandpiper may use the newly opened spa at sister hotel, Coral Reef Club minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One • KIDS: A special summer family programme for all children 2 to 12 years old is available Bedroom Suite £40 to £105, Two Bedroom Suite £180 to £390 & Tree • Facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, a beach with gently sloping golden sands, Top Suite £275 to £565. gym facilities and floodlit tennis courts and complimentary watersports include water-skiing, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus windsurfing, snorkelling, sailing and kayaking. Located close to Holetown, the variety of £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. facilities nearby is also fantastic *Annual hotel closure 14 Aug-13 Oct 10. • The restaurant features an eclectic, daily-changing menu combining Caribbean and International influences. Dining here is a mouthwatering experience – whether sampling the Elegant Offers hotel’s award-winning restaurant menu, enjoying a private breakfast on your patio or indulging Family Offers in a leisurely lunch at the lively beach bar Stay 7 nights & children under 12 years sharing a One Bedroom Suite • The Sandpiper’s intimate size and impeccably attentive staff ensure a genuinely warm and with parents stay free. Valid 1 Jul-14 Aug 10 inclusive. friendly Caribbean atmosphere, with inspired touches such as free room service a bonus Stay 7 nights & children aged 2-12 years will receive complimentary 3 • This family-owned hotel boasts a high repeat rate of guests which means many know each ½ hour sailing & swimming lessons & 2 hours per day of supervised other well, but first-time visitors are made very welcome care for children between the ages of 2 and 8 years Mon-Fri. • A member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ Valid 1 Jul-14 Aug 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Not to be missed are the freshly made fruit sorbets served on the beach each morning – a fabulous way to start the day.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 27
  • 24. BARBADOS Cobblers Cove Barbados On a quintessentially English island, the privately-owned Cobblers Cove is an English Prices per person in a Superior Suite, including breakfast, from: Country House-style hotel which blends immaculate colonial décor with understated luxury Depart 7 nights Extra nights and offers traditional afternoon tea on the drawing room patio. There is, however, nothing 6 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2495 £265 English about its lush tropical beauty, sandy beach and turquoise waters tucked away in a 1-11 Apr 10 £2815 £265 secluded setting on the northwest coast, yet close to Speightstown’s shops and marina. 12 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1715 £150 One of only six Relais & Châteaux hotels and restaurants in the Caribbean, it is also one of 17 Jul -15 Aug 10 £2025 £150 the region’s best-loved, boasting an intimate, informal atmosphere and just forty suites 16 Aug-20 Sep 10* £1715 £150 1 Oct-10 Dec 10* £1830 £170 dotted through its grounds – each with a breeze-cooled sitting room and private terrace. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 50 • 40 suites minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Suite £15 • SPA: A range of soothing and pampering treatments, using Pevonia Botanica products, is to £65, Oceanfront Suite £40 to £120 & Camelot Suite £220 to £675. available at the bijou spa Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Youngsters can enjoy dedicated arts and crafts and television rooms and there’s also a £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. family programme available at certain times of the year *Annual hotel closure 4 Sep-10 Oct 10. • Recreational facilities include a pool, gym, floodlit tennis and complimentary watersports. While not vast, the beach is in scale with the intimate hotel and boasts good facilities Elegant Offers • The beachside terrace restaurant features multi-award-winning cuisine and is complemented Complimentary Nights by an extensive wine list Stay 7 nights for 6; 14 for 12 in Superior Suites only. • All of the suites are packed with home-from-home comforts including tasteful artwork, a Valid 1 May-4 Sep 10 inclusive. drinks-stocked fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and books. The hotel’s top exclusive Family Offer suites, Colleton and Camelot offer rooftop terraces and plunge pools Stay 7 nights & children under 12 years sharing with parents stay free • With no television or radio in the suites and mobile phone use discouraged, some guests & receive 2 hours of supervised activities per day Mon-Fri. take time to adjust, but most return to enjoy this idyllically peaceful hideaway Valid 8 Jul-4 Sep 10 inclusive. • This hotel is ideal for romantic holidays Elegant Opinion “The fresh fish is a must here, caught daily by the in-house fisherman Mr Barker – for the more adventurous, you can even join him on one of his fishing trips!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 28 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 27. BARBADOS Treasure Beach Barbados Voted ‘Caribbean Small Hotel of the Year’ by Caribbean World Magazine, the privately- Prices per person in a Gardenview Suite, including breakfast, from: owned, all-suite Treasure Beach is an intimate hideaway on Barbados’ Platinum Coast. Set Depart 7 nights Extra nights amongst glorious tropical gardens and manicured lawns that extend down to the perfect 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2415 £250 white sands and turquoise seas of Paynes Bay, St James, this chic boutique hotel is the 1-10 Apr 10 £2725 £250 perfect setting in which to relax and unwind. Its newly renovated Oceanview, Pool and 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1345 £100 Garden Suites cluster charmingly in a horseshoe around the pool – while true romantics 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1660 £100 should plump for the renowned Hemingway Suite, or the Hummingbird or Hibiscus Suites 16 Aug-24 Oct 10* £1345 £100 25 Oct-10 Dec 10 £1465 £115 on the beach’s edge, all with private terrace, plunge pool and gorgeous sea views. 11-15 Dec 10 £1540 £115 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 35 suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 40 • SPA: There is a wide variety of treatments available and most can be done from the comfort of minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Poolview your suite – the perfect way to relax and unwind Suite £20 to £70, Oceanview Suite £40 to £110 & Hemingway Suite • KIDS: Children under 12 years old will not be accepted between 4 January to 31 March 2010 £160 to £325. • Facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, a beach and a fitness suite. Off-site activities Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus include watersports such as scuba-diving, golf, horse-riding and fishing while at the hotel, £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. occasional low-key entertainment and a regular Manager’s Cocktail Party are hosted *Annual hotel closure 28 Aug-Oct 10. • The alfresco fine dining restaurant features local and International cuisine. There is also a superb Dining Exchange programme which books up very quickly – early reservations will Elegant Offers ensure, however, that guests can sample other hotel’s menus during their stay Complimentary Nights • Those looking to relax will love the lounge with widescreen television and well-stocked library Stay 7 nights for 6; 14 for 12. • Rooms and suites have been extensively refurbished and now feature sumptuous soft Valid 1 May-20 Dec 10 inclusive. furnishings, plasma televisons and stylish bathrooms Family Offer • Snorkelling is fabulous around Treasure Beach with delightful coral reefs and the resident Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room. Green Turtles both making it a truly memorable experience Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Guests with late flights can use a courtesy room, allowing the opportunity to freshen up Elegant Opinion “Join in ‘Turtle Talks’ over the summer where you can learn all about the valuable work of the Marine Biologist and the nesting turtles on the island.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 31
  • 28. BARBADOS Colony Club Barbados Restored from a former private colonial club, its unusual heritage – carefully preserved Prices per person in an Oceanview Room, throughout the architecture and décor – ensuring a sophisticated ambience, the Colony Club including breakfast, from: is a timeless retreat on Barbados’ west coast. Four lagoon-style swimming pools meander Depart 7 nights Extra nights through its tropical, palm-filled gardens and around many of the rooms which have private 8-31 Jan 10 £2285 £235 access directly into the waters from their patios. Enveloped in lush surroundings, other 1-28 Feb 10 £2360 £245 rooms are just steps from the beautiful sandy beach and boast spectacular ocean and 1-31 Mar 10 £2285 £235 sunset views, while suites are a rich combination of limestone, mahogany and marble with a 1-10 Apr 10 £2595 £235 11-16 Apr 10 £2285 £235 four-poster bed, day-bed, oversized bathtub and Elemis spa amenities. 17 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1685 £145 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1995 £145 Elegant Facts 16 Aug-10 Dec 10 £1760 £145 • 96 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • SPA: The beauty salon offers a great range of relaxing spa treatments car transfers. • KIDS: Only children over 12 years old are permitted to visit Colony Club in February, although TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 45 youngsters and family groups are made very welcome at all other times of the year minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Luxury • Recreational facilities include freshwater swimming lagoons, fitness facilities, floodlit tennis and Poolside Room £20, Luxury Oceanview Room £50 to £55, Junior Suite a wide range of watersports Pool/Gardenview Junior Suite £50 to £55 & One Bedroom Oceanview • Dining here is superb and the 2 restaurants offer a mouthwatering range of Continental and Suite £115 to £130. seafood dishes as well as several themed dinners weekly Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Colony Club boasts one of the best stretches of sand on Barbados’ west coast and an £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. exceptional beach team who provide sorbets, fresh fruit, cool towels and refreshing drinks Elegant Offers throughout the day • Guests can explore the hotel’s other west coast properties courtesy of a complimentary Early Bird Offer water-shuttle (subject to availability/weather conditions) Stay 7 nights or more & receive a reduced rate. Valid 1 Jun-16 Oct 10. Book by 1 Dec 09. • Excellent live entertainment is available most evenings and the vibrant bars and restaurants of bustling Holetown are just over a mile away Complimentary Nights Stay 7 nights for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1-31 May, 1 Jul-31 Aug & 1-16 Oct Elegant Opinion 10 inclusive. Book by 1 Dec 09. “A definite must is the lobster and jazz evening each week, it really is not to be missed.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 32 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 30. BARBADOS Crystal Cove Barbados With an enchanting blend of vitality, Caribbean charm and an idyllic west coast setting which Prices per person in an Oceanview Room, all-inclusive, from: is certain to appeal, this all-inclusive beach resort offers a warm, relaxed ambience. The Depart 7 nights Extra nights guest rooms and suites resemble a small village with some loft-style suites boasting the 8-31 Jan 10 £2090 £195 bedroom upstairs which adds a romantic twist, whilst vibrant colours make their presence 1-28 Feb 10 £2200 £220 felt inside and out. A thoughtfully placed, breeze-cooled hammock on your balcony is the 1-31 Mar 10 £2090 £205 perfect place from which to contemplate the glorious sun-swept beaches and brilliant 1-10 Apr 10 £2400 £195 turquoise waters of the Bajan scenery, and all guest rooms have delightful pool, garden or 11-16 Apr 10 £2090 £195 17 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1710 £150 ocean views. 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2020 £150 16 Aug-10 Dec 10 £1785 £150 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 88 rooms & suites car transfers. • SPA: Not available TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 35 • KIDS: The Tommy Turtle Kids’ Club is ideal for children aged 3 to 11 years old minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanview • Recreational facilities include a beach and watersports. Complimentary activities include Junior Suite £25 to £40, One Bedroom Pool/Gardenview Suite £55 to snorkelling, water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and swimming in the dramatic three-tiered pool, £135 & One Bedroom Oceanview Suite £75 to £155. while on land, tennis and a gymnasium are available Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • With a mix of excellent-quality buffet and à la carte cuisine on offer at the 2 restaurants, guests £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. at Crystal Cove are spoilt for choice, but can also take advantage of a Dining Exchange Scheme (in conjunction with other hotels within the Elegant Hotels Group). Of the 2 dining Elegant Offers venues at the hotel, Reflections has a more formal dress code in the evening, but Drifters is Room Rate Reduction perfect for those who prefer not to dress up Stay 7 nights or more & receive a special reduced rate. • Crystal Cove’s location means that you are unlikely to be bothered by beach vendors Valid 1-30 Jun & 1-30 Sep 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Golfers enjoy prefered tee times at Royal Westmoreland Golf Course & Country Club.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 34 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 31. BARBADOS Settlers Beach Villa Hotel Barbados Love the independence of a villa but think you’d miss the service of a hotel? Settlers Beach, Prices per person in a One Bedroom Garden Villa, an intimate and friendly resort on Barbados’ west coast, offers the best of both worlds. accommodation only, from: Arranged in a horseshoe in the tropical gardens, its Two Bedroom Villas, decorated in Depart 7 nights Extra nights soothing neutrals and white, are tailored for relaxed beachfront living. Choose from a single £175 4 Jan-4 Feb 10 £1890 storey bungalow with central atrium or double storey townhouse with upper-floor bedrooms 5 Feb-31 Mar 10 £2030 £195 and balcony, all with dining and living areas, well-equipped kitchens, outdoor space and daily 1-10 Apr 10 £2340 £195 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1410 £110 maid service. Here, you can savour low-key tranquillity and a unique community atmosphere 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1720 £110 (with many repeat guests) – the perfect haven from the high brow glamour all around. £110 16-31 Aug 10 £1485 1 Sep-10 Dec 10* £1410 £110 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 22 villas car trasnfers • SPA: A selection of spa treatments can be provided in your villa TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Barbados Airport – 45 • KIDS: During holiday periods some fun, informal activities are organised for youngsters minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Two • Facilities include a freshwater pool, sandy beach, lawn sports and non-motorised watersports Bedroom Beachfront Villa £315 to £460 & Three Bedroom Beachfront • Guests receive complimentary tennis membership at the nearby Sugar Hill Resort and also Villa £395 to £595. complimentary use of a gym 5 minutes away from the hotel Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Imaginative cuisine is served at the convivial waterfront restaurant and guests can enjoy eating £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. breakfast every morning whilst reading their complimentary local newspaper *Annual hotel closure 3 Sep-3 Oct 10. • The hotel’s superb location ensures plenty of once-in-a-lifetime snorkelling opportunities Elegant Offers • The white sand beach is beautifully maintained and there are secluded areas around each villa which are perfect sunbathing alternatives Complimentary Nights • A variety of supermarkets are located in nearby Holetown Stay 7 nights for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1 Feb-19 Dec 10 inclusive. Book by 19 Dec 09. Elegant Opinion “For those who like to dive there are two dive schools a short walk away from Settlers Beach.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 35
  • 32. Antigua Whilst Antigua’s famous white sand beaches are the island’s primary attraction, its appeal is far more complex than that. Scenically, it falls somewhere between Grenada and the Virgin Islands, incorporating panoramic seascapes, tropical rainforests and cacti-dotted hillsides. Despite its ongoing flirtation with gourmet restaurants and designer boutiques, its longstanding love affair with the sea keeps it friendly, relaxed and totally unpretentious. If you plan to sightsee, the best way to deal with the ubiquitous potholes is to hire a Jeep with good suspension. And, don’t forget your sense of adventure as signposts are scarce, although if you have to ask for directions the locals will become lifelong friends if you drop cricketing hero, Viv Richards, into the conversation! Aim for Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights, Half Moon Bay, Fig Tree Drive and St John’s harbour-front shops and you’ll see the best the island has to offer. Blue Waters • • Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort St John’s V.C. Bird International Airport Galley Bay • Hermitage Bay • International Airport Antigua Carlisle Bay • English Harbour Town Curtain Bluff • Climate Guide: Antigua Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 28 28 28 29 30 30 31 31 31 31 29 29 Rain mm 35 25 48 120 110 25 100 50 50 25 250 60 36
  • 33. Bottom left image courtesy of the Antigua Tourist Board Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 4 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 8 hours 40 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick. Private charter flights on Island Tour – Historic & Scenic Antigua request. Taking in Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation with its ‘unique twin windmills and exhibits of Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each Antigua’s Sugar Era’. Devil’s Bridge – a naturally formed bridge created by the erosion of way. More details appear on pages 12-13. the sea. The famous Nelson’s Dockyard, Shirley Heights (a look-out point with a panoramic view of English Harbour) and finally travel along the scenic Caribbean Best Time to Visit: A very pleasant tropical climate, which remains warm and relatively dry coastline, by way of a number of quaint villages on the way back to your hotel. year-round. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Sister Island of Barbuda Take a 15-minute flight to Barbuda and visit Gunthrope Cave where original Indian Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be carvings can be seen on the walls, there is an exit leading through the top of the cave to advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate a panoramic view point of the barrier reefs. The Martello Tower served as a ‘look-out’ variations etc. from which the enemy ships would be spotted as they approached the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch, drinks, and deck chairs for your relaxation, swim in the ocean, or take a walk along the ten mile stretch of white sandy beach, until it is time to return to Antigua. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 37
  • 34. ANTIGUA Carlisle Bay Antigua From its inception, Carlisle Bay was the talk of Antigua – and not just thanks to its glamorous Prices per person in an Ocean or Beach Balcony Suite, private cinema complete with Italian leather armchairs and nightly screenings of classics and including breakfast, from: blockbusters alike. Following the huge success of One Aldwych, London, Gordon Campbell Depart 7 nights Extra nights Gray’s first Caribbean venture is all that you would expect from this visionary hotelier and his 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3715 £435 interior design partner, Mary Fox-Linton. Together, they have set a regional precedent in 1-10 Apr 10 £4025 £435 contemporary style. Cool interiors, crisp Frette bed linen, luxurious silks and a large day-bed 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2775 £295 on every terrace and balcony (to appreciate the outstanding ocean views) come as standard 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £3085 £295 16 Aug-10 Dec 10* £2775 £295 in the one to three bedroom, all-suite accommodation. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 30 • 82 suites minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beach • SPA: The 17,000ft2 Blue Spa offers sumptuous beauty treatments and therapies Terrace Suite £40, Carlisle Suite A £380 to £570 & Carlisle Suite B • KIDS: Families are warmly welcomed with youngsters provided with their own mini-robe and £495 to £720. welcome gift on arrival, as well as access to the excellent Cool Kids Club which provides Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus supervision for 6 month to 6-year-olds and Crew Blue for 7 to 12-year-olds £235 & Club World £730. • Facilities include a private cinema, watersports (including a dive centre), a state-of-the-art *Annual hotel closure 28 Aug-5 Oct 10. gymnasium, tennis and an open-air yoga and Pilates pavilion for those needing to unwind • The 2 outstanding restaurants serve healthy grills, seafood and pan-Asian cuisine. Families are Elegant Offers encouraged to dine early (6.30pm) and from 5pm a fantastic, free-of-charge high tea is served Complimentary Nights to children under 12 years old Stay 4 nights for 3; 7 for 5; 14 for 10. • Carlisle Bay opens onto a breathtaking beach in front of the property, while a delightful tropical Valid 10 Apr-22 Dec 10 inclusive. rainforest and mangrove stretch protectively behind Chill-Out package • Babysitting is very popular so do make arrangements before you arrive, although the hotel staff Stay 7 nights on half board basis & receive a special reduced rate on will do all they can to assist you during your stay the chill-out Package. Valid 10 Apr-22 Dec 10 inclusive. • The hotel is quite isolated, with no large villages within easy walking distance, but the concierge will be happy to arrange a car or taxis if required Elegant Opinion “Make sure you book a private jetty dinner before you travel – there simply isn’t a more perfect and romantic way to show that special someone you care.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 38 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 37. ANTIGUA NEW Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort Antigua This private 300-acre island just two miles off the coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Prices per person in a Rondavel Room, all-inclusive, from: Resort represents a back-to-nature experience that is rare in the Caribbean. We’re delighted Depart 7 nights Extra nights to welcome Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort back into our portfolio after a year’s extensive 6 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2895 £320 refurbishment. A stunning oceanfront infinity pool draws the eyes towards gorgeous 1-10 Apr 10 £3195 £320 panoramic views of the sea while newly created suites enjoy their own private infinity pools 11 Apr-31May 10 £2660 £285 and superior guest services. Guests will still find themselves in a naturalist’s haven, Jumby 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £2185 £215 Bay being home to beautiful rare tropical flowers, swaying palms and three picture-postcard 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2495 £215 16 Aug-15 Nov 10 £2185 £215 beaches ranked among the world’s best. 16 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2660 £285 11-15 Dec 10 £2735 £285 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, & private • 51 rooms & suites car transfers & boat trasnfers • SPA: The new SENSE, A Rosewood Spa offers 4 treatment rooms built around a sculpture TM TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 20 garden, each with a private courtyard minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beachside • KIDS: Children of all ages are welcome at Jumby Bay and they will love the beach activities, Courtyard Suite £90 to £160, Pool Suite £125 to £230 & Estate Suite exploring the wildlife and natural surroundings, bicycling and playing on the jungle gym located £200 to £365. near the Children’s Centre Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a freshwater lap pool, snorkelling, non-motorised £235 & Club World £730. watersports, croquet and a fitness centre, while island tours on the hotel’s private ferry to places such as Nelson’s Dockyard and Shirley Heights, scuba-diving and deep-sea fishing can Elegant Offers also be arranged for guests. Golf is also available nearby Complimentary Nights • The 3 restaurants offer succulent International cuisine in a refined setting and High Tea may be Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. enjoyed at The Verandah daily, the new Pool Grille offers a more casual venue Valid 1 May-31Oct 10 inclusive. • Jumby Bay’s Island Shoppe offers a refined collection of luxury sportswear including La Perla and cosmetics and fragrances from Aqua di Parma, Keihl’s and Creed. Trips to the island’s main shopping district in St John’s can be easily arranged • Constant sea breezes and trade winds keep the air fresh and temperatures around 81°F Elegant Opinion “Jumby Bay’s Pasture Bay Beach is one of the world’s primary nesting sites for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle. Between June and November, ecologically minded guests can play an active role in helping this endangered species by taking part in Jumby Bay’s turtle project while also being able to witness the nesting of these amazing creatures.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 41
  • 38. ANTIGUA Hermitage Bay Antigua Intimate and iconic, Hermitage Bay hotel boasts just twenty-five individual cottage suites set Prices per person in a Beach Cottage Suite, all-inclusive, from: amongst ten acres of tropical gardens, providing a perfect escape for romantic couples and Depart 7 nights Extra nights honeymooners in particular. Hidden within a picturesque cove beside the turquoise waters 5-27 Jan 10 £3415 £395 of Hermitage Bay, the hotel is secluded and camouflaged by the surrounding natural beauty. 28 Jan-15 Mar 10 £3965 £470 The detached Cottage Suites are spacious and styled to perfection, blending together 16-31 Mar 10 £3030 £340 colonial architecture and modern design, whilst the Hillside Cottages also offer privacy and 1-10 Apr 10 £3340 £340 luxury as well as breathtaking elevated views – complete with large wrap-around terraces 11 Apr-31 May 10 £3030 £340 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £2590 £275 and private plunge pools. 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2895 £275 16 Aug-5 Sep 10* £2590 £275 Elegant Facts 5 Nov-15 Dec 10 £2920 £320 • 25 cottage suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • SPA: The massage therapy spa makes the perfect setting for a relaxing treatment car transfers. • KIDS: Only children aged 12 years old or over are accepted (except 1 July to 31 August when TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 35 those aged 8 years old or more are welcomed), ensuring a real sense of grown-up calm minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beachfront • Relax by the infinity-edge pool or enjoy the non-motorised watersports and snorkelling Cottage Suite £55 to £85 & Hillside Cottage Suite £80 to £120. • Hermitage Bay’s restaurant features exceptional fine cuisine with a Caribbean flair, and is Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus based on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients £235 & Club World £730. • Service here is impeccable, with a friendly, efficient and attentive team *Annual hotel closure 5 Sep-5 Nov 10. • Sumptuously appointed, the suites include a large verandah with double day-bed, an Elegant Offers outdoor garden shower and state-of-the-art touches like iPod docking stations • Limited to a maximum of 50 guests, Hermitage Bay books up quickly Early Bird Offer • While it is one of the more expensive resorts in Antigua, you do get what you pay for Stay 7 nights or more & receive a US$ 200 discount per suite. • Hermitage Bay is all-inclusive Valid 1 Apr-5 Sep 10. Book by 30 Jan 10. Elegant Opinion “Why not enjoy a romantic ‘Lobster and Champagne Picnic’ on a deserted beach? Hermitage Bay will transport you by private launch to your very own hideaway beach.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 42 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 41. ANTIGUA Curtain Bluff Antigua The personal inspiration of the late Howard Hulford, Curtain Bluff has remained in his family Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, all-inclusive, from: for over forty-five years and the result is an elegant yet unpretentious haven that retains much Depart 7 nights Extra nights of its old-world, colonial charm – right down to its relaxed ‘no key’ approach. Set on a 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3415 £395 peninsula, it boasts fifteen acres of gardens and beaches, two of which are reef-protected. 1-10 Apr 10 £3725 £395 Spacious rooms and suites spread up the bluff, capitalising on the cooling breezes and 11-14 Apr 10 £3415 £395 spectacular vistas: Junior Suites feature striking sunken living rooms; the Morris Bay and 15 Apr-14 May 10 £2725 £295 Grace Bay Suites include four-poster beds and balcony Jacuzzis, while the appropriately 15 May-16 Jul 10 £2445 £255 17 Jul-10 Dec 10* £2725 £295 named Terrace Suite boasts amazing views across the bay. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 30 minutes. • 72 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Executive Deluxe Room • SPA: The 5,000ft spa, located on the water’s edge, is the ideal place to relax and unwind 2 £30 to £50, Junior Suite £50 to £130, One Bedroom Executive Suite £85 • KIDS: The Kids Play Room is an air-conditioned room for kids to gather and play games, watch to £290 & Grace Bay One Bedroom Suite £150 to £445. DVDs or play computer games. There’s also a kids’ playground with slide, swing set and a Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus jungle gym, and a number of educational and ecological activities are also offered £235 & Club World £730. • Facilities include a 75ft pool, stunning beaches, a fitness centre and floodlit tennis while golf is *Annual hotel closure 31 Jul-31 Oct 10. available at the USGA-certified golf club nearby. The hotel also boasts its own yacht, which is available for charter sailing, and its own fishing boat which is perfect for deep-sea fishing. All Elegant Offers land and watersports are included in the price Complimentary Night • Food is excellent here with a daily-changing menu and everything cooked freshly, as well as a Stay 7 nights for 6. Valid 15 May-31 Jul 10 inclusive. wine cellar which boasts over 450 different vintages. Fully-inclusive dining boasts a fusion of Family Offer French and Caribbean flavours Stay 7 nights in a Junior Suite & receive a 25% reduction on second • With rooms so spacious you could happily spend a whole afternoon there, Curtain Bluff’s Junior Suite for upto 2 children under 18 years of age. accommodation is perfect for families Valid 1 Jun-31 Jul 10 inclusive. • There’s a safe in every room ensuring all your valuables can be locked away • Deliberately designed with serenity in mind, the rooms are equipped with wi-fi but not televisions, although a well-stocked entertainment room is available at the hotel • Look elsewhere for wild nightlife, but if you’re hoping to relax and enjoy the sound of the waves or the excellent local band then it’s ideal Elegant Opinion “Learn to recreate the fantastic French and Caribbean fusion delights served here with a cooking lesson from Chef Christophe Blatz.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 45
  • 42. ANTIGUA Blue Waters Antigua One of Antigua’s longest established resorts, Blue Waters is an intimate, family-owned hotel Prices per person in a Deluxe Beachfront Room, including with a warm, friendly atmosphere and boasting superb service. Its beautiful rooms and suites breakfast, from: (with spacious lounge area) are nestled among the wonderful flowering hibiscus, and shady Depart 7 nights Extra nights palm trees or are just yards from the sands, with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. £1915 7 Jan-31 Mar 10 £180 The Cove Suites, with lounge and exclusive access to four infinity-edge pools, boast truly 1-10 Apr 10 £2230 £180 spectacular vistas; the One to Three Bedroom Villas and Cove Penthouses, with kitchen, 11-23 Apr 10 £1915 £180 24 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1580 £130 offer added space for larger groups, while Rock Cottage, the four to five bedroom, fully- 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1890 £130 serviced villa perched on a bluff, includes its own private plunge pool. £1580 16 Aug-15 Dec 10 £130 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car Elegant Facts transfers. • 65 rooms, 32 suites, 3 villas & 4 penthouses TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 15 • SPA: For pampering, there’s a superb spa plus a hair and beauty salon minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night), Hillside • KIDS: There are supervised children’s activities available for an hour each day from Junior Suite £35 to £45, Beachfront Junior Suite £55 to £100, Cove Monday to Friday Suite £60 to £130 Luxury Suite £160 to £210 & Three Bedroom Cove • Recreational facilities include 7 freshwater pools (4 of which are exclusively for Cove Suite Penthouse £850 to £1140. guests), 2 secluded beaches, a gym, tennis and non-motorised watersports Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • À la carte, gourmet International dining is complemented by an extensive list of wines in £235 & Club World £730. the 3 restaurants Elegant Offers • This is a dream come true if you’re looking to spend quality time away from it all – swim, sail, canoe or just enjoy the beautiful weather and surroundings Complimentary Nights • Hummingbirds, pelicans and egrets can be found in the wonderful gardens, as well as a Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. sumptuous array of flowers Valid 24 Jun-24 Jul & 26 Aug-30 Sep 10 inclusive. • The beach isn’t vast so it’s not ideal for those looking to indulge in walks along the shore, but Family Offer it is impeccably kept so is a great place to sunbathe Stay 7 nights or more & 1st child under 11 years sharing with parents • Deliberately not the liveliest resort, those who want to explore further afield can take a daily stay free. Valid 1 May-30 Nov 10 inclusive. shuttle into St John’s Elegant Opinion “The Pelican Bar is a great place to start and finish your evening, as it serves some the best cocktails on the island while the steel band reminds you just where you are, in case you forget!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 46 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 45. ANTIGUA Galley Bay Antigua Enjoying a secluded setting between a bird sanctuary lagoon and a three-quarter-mile Prices per person in a Superior Beachfront Room, beach, Galley Bay is a natural haven. Its sense of exclusivity is underscored by its access via all-inclusive, from: a wooden bridge; thatch, bamboo and terracotta are designed to complement the natural Depart 7 nights Extra nights surroundings and exude refined rusticity, while a wooden deck maximises the sea views. 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2620 £280 From the historic sugar mill reception it is but a brief golf cart ride to the suites and cottages, 1-10 Apr 10 £2935 £280 including spacious Superior Beachfront Rooms located directly on the beach and the split- 11-14 Apr 10 £2620 £215 level Premium Beachfront Suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and sunken living rooms 15 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2165 £215 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2480 £215 complete with wet-bars. 16 Aug-15 Dec 10 £2165 £215 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 98 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Antigua Airport – 30 • SPA: The beautiful new Spa Indulge, offers a range of therapeutic massages, reflexology, minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe beauty treatments and hair care in tranquil surroundings Beachfront £20 to £50 & Premium Beachfront Suite £45 to £75. • KIDS: Children under 16 years old are only welcomed during the Christmas and New Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus Year holidays £235 & Club World £730. • Facilities include a freshwater pool, fitness centre, tennis and non-motorised watersports while excursions into the rainforest, to the capital, St John’s, or to play golf can also be arranged Elegant Offers • Galley Bay’s 3 superb restaurants feature award-winning cuisine and ensure dining is a real Early Bird Offer treat. Ismay’s, the new open-air beachfront restaurant, specialises in contemporary versions of Stay 7 nights or more & receive a special reduced rate. classic Caribbean cuisines while the romantic Gauguin Restaurant serves menus inspired by Valid 3 Jan-20 Dec 10 inclusive. Book by 15 Dec 09. the cusine of the Pacific Rim, Europe and the West Indies Complimentary Nights • A divine beach offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 15 Apr-20 Dec 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Enjoy exploring the superb gardens in the 40 acres that attract the wonderful wildlife or take a seat on one of the chairs along the deck at Galley Bay, sip on a cocktail and watch the sunset.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 49
  • 46. Grenadines Just a short hop from Barbados, these tiny escapist havens are strung out between St Vincent and Grenada. Scenically, they echo the hilly, verdant beauty of the Windward Islands, however, they boast a way of life that is distinctly their own, characterised by their affiliation with the Caribbean Sea and general avoidance of anything linked with the fast lane. The hotels tend to rely upon their get-away ambience and their stunning sandy beaches for their exclusive appeal. As days here are generally devoted to the beach, and evenings to early nights, it is particularly important to share your visit to the Grenadines with somebody special! Little wonder these islands have become favourite destinations for honeymooners. Sailing is also very popular and combining a week on a chartered yacht with a week at one of our hotels makes a delightful and interesting holiday, for both amateur and more experienced sailors. Images courtesy of Raffles Canouan & Cotton House St Vincent Kingstown E.T. Joshua International Airport Domestic Airport Bequia International Airport Cotton House • Mustique Forte de France Airport Grenadines Canouan Island Airport Canouan Raffles • Island Canouan Tobago Union Cays Island Ashton Airport Travel Facts GMT: – 4 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 9 hours 15 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Gatwick; Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick and Manchester (to Barbados), with onward connecting flights to the islands by shared charter. Private charter flights on request. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A very pleasant tropical climate, which remains warm and relatively dry Elegant Concierge year-round. Also, see page 180. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be Take a boat trip to the Tobago Cays and enjoy an afternoon snorkelling. advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Horse-riding along trails or on the beach, can be arranged on Mustique. variations etc. 50
  • 47. GRENADINES Cotton House Mustique, Grenadines As Mustique’s only full-service hotel, the Cotton House is endowed with an automatic Prices per person in a Grenadines Cottage, exclusivity – further underscored by its glorious setting on a breezy hillside, lapped by including breakfast, from: Caribbean and Atlantic waters. Thanks to famed British designer, Oliver Messel, this Depart 7 nights Extra nights beautifully renovated resort retains many original features from its days as an 18th century 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2735 £260 coral warehouse and sugar mill, while incorporating every contemporary comfort. Choose 1-10 Apr 10 £3045 £260 from charming stand-alone West Indian-styled Cottages, Duplex Suites on the hillside, or airy 11-30 Apr 10 £2735 £260 Superior or Deluxe Rooms and Suites, some split-level and most with wrap-around 1 May-16 Jul 10 £1995 £150 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2310 £150 verandahs, four-poster beds and private plunge pools. 16 Aug-4 Sep 10 £1995 £150 23 Oct-10 Dec 10 £2270 £150 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 17 rooms & suites flights & private car transfers. • SPA: The spa features a range of health and beauty treatments and tailored programmes TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Mustique Airport – 5 • KIDS: While there isn’t a dedicated kids’ club at Cotton House, it is a great place for families to minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Superior spend some quality time together Suite £100 to £125, Deluxe Suite £130 to £160 & Duplex Suite £165 • For recreation, there’s a gym, fitness trails, tennis, scuba-diving, fishing and horse-riding. to £230. Alternatively, hire a ‘mule’, one of the island’s popular golf carts, and explore the island’s 8 Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus other beaches – the hotel will even pack a picnic for you £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. • Caribbean flavours incorporate local produce for a superb gastronomic experience Elegant Offers • Service is superb and nothing is too much trouble – from the pillow menu to personal drop-off and collection from other restaurants Complimentary Nights • If you’re looking for wild nightlife this isn’t the place for you (though there is the famous Basil’s Stay 7 nights for 5. Bar on the island for celebrity spotting and partying if you wish), but if you’re seeking a truly Valid 1 May-4 Sep & 23 Oct-17 Dec 10 inclusive. sumptuous hideaway, book now Elegant Opinion “Tuesdays are the most exclusive night at Cotton House: join the Manager’s cocktail party where the Champagne is flowing and brush shoulders with celebrities and Mustique villa owners alike – a truly memorable experience.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 51
  • 48. GRENADINES Raffles Canouan Grenadines Reputed as Asia’s finest, Raffles, has at last come to the Caribbean, with Raffles Canouan. Prices per person in a Resortview Room, Set within three-hundred acres of beautiful grounds, in the heart of the Grenadines just forty including breakfast, from: minutes from Barbados, this Italian-designed resort – a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of Depart 7 nights Extra nights the World’ – effortlessly blends a chic European style with relaxed tropical flair to become a 9 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3095 £320 perfect example of sophisticated island living. Designed around one of three secluded 1-11 Apr 10 £3420 £320 beaches, generous accommodation (minimum 660ft2) includes One and Two Bedroom 12 Apr-30 Jun 10 £2170 £185 Suites – many with private plunge pool – and a collection of colourful villas, most with 1-16 Jul 10 £2245 £185 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2480 £185 breathtaking sea views. 16-31 Aug 10 £2245 £185 1 Sep-15 Dec 10 £2170 £185 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 88 rooms & suites flights & private car transfers. • SPA: The Raffles Amrita Spa offers indulgent treatments on the hillside or in over-water ‘palapas’ TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Canouan Airport – 10 • KIDS: The Sugar Palm Kids’ Club is the perfect place for 4 to 14-year-olds. Superbly flexible, it minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanview publishes a list of activities daily which youngsters can dip in and out of as they wish Room £65 to £110, Oceanview One Bedroom Suite £255 to £435 & • Facilities include a stunning Jim Fazio 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, fitness centre, Oceanfront Personality One Bedroom Suite £545 to £790. casino and sailing around the Grenadines and Tobago Cays Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • The 5 restaurants and 3 bars offer Caribbean, Asian, Italian and French-Mediterranean cuisine £235, Club World £730 & First £1685. • For true romantics the resort boasts the ultimate wedding venue – its own beautiful 17th Elegant Offers century church • Service is exceptional with friendly, helpful staff whose mission it is to meet your every desire Complimentary Nights • Staying here is certainly not for the cost-conscious but you do get top-level service and superb Stay 7 for 6; 10 for 8; 14 for 11. Valid 9 Jan-17 Dec 10 inclusive. amenities for your money Family Fun • Partially based on the Atlantic side of the island, the trade winds’ gentle breeze does mean you Stay 7 nights in a one or two bedroom Ocean View Suite & receive a can burn much quicker but also ensures some continued freshness 50% reduction for 2 adults & up to 2 children 17 years & under. Valid 12 Apr-17 Dec 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Even if you are a non-golfer, you must take a trip to the 13th hole for one of the most spectacular views you will ever see, looking out over the island to the rest of the Grenadines, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 52 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 50. Grenada Grenada is known as the ‘Isle of Spice’ and the exotic images this nickname conjures up are not too far removed from reality. Indeed, tourism is relatively slow to make its presence felt on this sleepy West Indian island. The nutmeg groves outnumber the hotels, and the sandy beaches are often left as nature intended. This is the island to choose when you want to get-away-from-it-all, but not too far – just when conversation, cocktails and classic West Indian cuisine constitute your idea of a perfect evening. And, when you like to know there are other things to do; even if you have a strong inkling that the beach is all you actually require! Indeed the beaches are the main attraction and Grenada is ringed with miles of picture-postcard sands, including entrancing black ones and sugar-fine, white-sand ones. The beautiful Grand Anse Beach, which stretches for two miles, is world famous. Image courtesy of the Grenada Tourist Board Caribbean Sea International Airport Grenada St George’s Spice Island Beach Resort • Mount Cinnamon Point Salines International Airport • The Calabash Hotel & Villas Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 4 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 10 hours 50 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways (via Antigua) and Virgin Atlantic (via Tobago) from Gatwick. South Coast Sailing Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each Sail along the south west Caribbean coast to Hog Island for some exciting snorkelling way. More details appear on pages 12-13. followed by a Champagne and lobster lunch. Best Time to Visit: A tropical climate with an average temperature of 28°C. The dry season Carriacou & Petit St Vincent Day Trip falls from January to May. Also, see page 180. Take the 20-minute flight to sister island Carriacou and meet the skipper of the Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. ‘Cinderella’ a 40ft, Morgan sloop. As you sail towards Petit St. Vincent, you’ve a unique vantage point from which to view the Grenadines islands stretching out before you. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be Enjoy snorkelling and a leisurely lunch onboard. advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 54
  • 51. GRENADA Spice Island Beach Resort Grenada When it comes to location it’s hard to beat that of Spice Island Beach Resort, located on Prices per person in an Oleander Oceanview/Garden Suite, Grenada’s world-renowned two-mile Grand Anse Beach. And, when it comes to all-inclusive, from: accommodation and attentive service, it is up there with the best – from the Sea Grape Depart 7 nights Extra nights Beachfront Suites with breezy terraces or the Pool Suites just steps from the sea to the Royal 1-15 Jan 10 £3280 £375 Collection, all offering just about everything including flat-screen televisions, Italian linen and 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2580 £275 Molton Brown amenities. Spice Island also offers something less tangible; imagine after- 1-10 Apr 10 £2890 £275 dinner beach walks to the heady scent of wild sea grape trees, the sight of countless stars, 11-15 Apr 10 £2580 £275 16 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2250 £225 the feel of soft sand between your toes and the sound of tree frogs singing. 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2560 £225 16 Aug-10 Dec 10 £2250 £225 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 64 suites car transfers. • SPA: Guests can indulge in a range of relaxing treatments at Janissa’s Spa TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Grenada Airport – 15 • KIDS: The Nutmeg Pod is open daily and offers children aged 3 to 12 years old supervised play minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sea Grape and a schedule of complimentary fun activities and games Beach Suite £35 to £70, Anthurium Pool Suite £110 to £150, Luxury • Recreational facilities include a fitness centre, large swimming pool, tennis court and dive Almond Pool Suite £150 to £200 & Cinnamon & Saffron Beach Suites watersports centre. Excursions to the rainforest and sailing charters can also be arranged £240 to £375. • At the end of the day, enjoy mouthwatering cuisine in the beachside restaurant where service Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus is impeccably attentive £235 & Club World £730. • Spice Island is a family-run resort – owned and run by Sir Royston Hopkin and his family Elegant Offers • The evening dress code is more formal with guests asked not to wear sandals, cut-off trousers or jeans, and men to wear a collared shirt, however the atmosphere is relaxed Family Offer • Spice Island Beach Resort does not allow smoking anywhere in the resort Stay 7 nights or more & 1st child aged 5-11 years sharing with parents stay free in Oleander or Sea Grape Suites. Elegant Opinion Valid 16 Mar-31 Oct 10 inclusive. “The chilled papaya and mint appetiser, followed by a lemon and gin sorbet, is a mouthwatering Spa Offer start to supper at Oliver’s gourmet restaurant.” Stay 7 nights & receive a discount of US$ 200 & receive a free Swedish massage per adult. Valid 1 Jun-31 Oct 10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 55
  • 52. GRENADA NEW Mount Cinnamon Grenada Designed in the style of a luxurious hillside Mediterranean village, complete with Prices per person in a One Bedroom Suite, whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs, Mount Cinnamon enjoys a perfect hillside location including breakfast, from: overlooking Grand Anse Beach. Guest rooms feature a large sitting room, separate guest Depart 7 nights Extra nights shower room and a fully-equipped, modern kitchen complete with breakfast bar. 6 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1820 £165 Contemporary furnishings are offset by a spicy array of colours, vibrant oranges, lime greens 1-10 Apr 10 £2135 £165 and pretty pinks celebrating the tropical surroundings. The main restaurant, Verandah, is 11-15 Apr 10 £1820 £165 flourishing under the guidance of master chef, Gary Birkett, who serves up some truly 16 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1595 £135 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1915 £135 flavoursome dishes, fusing seasonal fruits and vegetables with delicious native spices. 16 Aug-10 Dec 10 £1595 £135 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 21 rooms TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Grenada Airport – 20 • SPA: Moi Spa offers organic and herbal treatments, using natural ingredients grown on the minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One Bedroom island, to indulge the mind, body and soul Villa £20, Two Bedroom Garden Suite £190 to £250, Two Bedroom • KIDS: All children are welcome Garden Villa £230 to £295 & Three Bedroom Villa £275 to £330. • Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a gym, scuba-diving, deep-sea fishing, volleyball and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus badminton. Divers and snorkellers will enjoy exploring the shipwrecks and finding the hidden £235 & Club World £730. sculptures left in the water by local artists Elegant Offers • The contemporary restaurant, Verandah, offers innovative seafood dishes while The Beach Cabana serves delicious barbecue lunches and salads, and mouthwatering cocktails Complimentary Nights • Each villa and haçienda features one, two or three balconied bedrooms as well as covered Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. terraces offering spectacular views over the Caribbean Sea Valid 16 Apr-20 Dec 10 inclusive. • Although there’s a road running between the beach and the hotel, you’re just a 2-minute Family Offer stroll from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world Stay 7 nights for 6 & receive either 2 hours babysitting for children upto 3 yrs or use of children’s club & parents receive a discount at the spa. Elegant Opinion Valid 16 Apr-20 Dec10 inclusive. Book by 31 May 10. “Take out a Hobie Cat and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring Grand Anse Beach from the vantage point of the water.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 56 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 53. GRENADA The Calabash Hotel & Villas Grenada Low-key luxury is the order of the day at this small, elegant resort tucked at the head of Prices per person in a Westside Suite, including breakfast, from: Grenada’s prestigious L’Anse aux Epines Bay. Arranged in a semi-circle of two-storey Depart 7 nights Extra nights cottages overlooking lawns and sands, thirty suites offer sleek, contemporary havens all 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2180 £215 including a whirlpool bath and some with private plunge pool. After a leisurely breakfast 1-10 Apr 10 £1765 £110 prepared by your maid and served on your patio or balcony, days tend to centre on the bay’s 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1450 £110 gently shelving sands and calm waters; by night, with the resort’s tropical greenery 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1765 £110 illuminated and the lights of the yachts twinkling in the bay, it gravitates back to the superb 16 Aug-10 Dec 10* £1450 £110 Rhodes Restaurant inspired by chef and restauranteur, Gary Rhodes. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Grenada Airport – 10 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Whirlpool • 30 suites Suite £10, Superior Suite £30 to £55, Pool Suite £40 to £65 & • SPA: The Heaven and Earth Spa offers holistic massage therapies and diet and lifestyle advice Thorneycroft Suite £135 to £160. • KIDS: Between 15 January and 15 March only children over 12 years old are accepted at Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus The Calabash £235 & Club World £730. • Facilities include a pool, beach, fitness room, floodlit tennis and a variety of watersports. *Annual hotel closure 1 Sep-15 Oct 10. Scuba-diving is available nearby at the Scuba Centre on Calabash Beach, while guests may also book a number of trips including treks into the rainforest, whale-watching or sailing Elegant Offers • The signature Rhodes Restaurant presents International favourites in a stunning setting Complimentary Night overlooking the hotel’s beautiful gardens, where guests can enjoy the warm evening air. To Stay 7 for 5. extend the culinary experience, mouthwatering pre-dinner canapés are delivered to suites Valid 1 Apr-30 Nov 10 inclusive. • The Amber Belair peninsula to the west of the hotel offers a selection of private villas, perfect Family Offer for those of you looking for a home-from-home, but still wanting access to the hotel’s facilities Stay 7 nights on half board basis & upto 2 children under 6 years of • The Calabash Hotel & Villas is not a high-energy destination with wild nightlife, but it does have age receive complimentary dinner. Valid 16 Mar-20 Dec 10 inclusive. a calm, relaxing atmosphere and there’s plenty to do – just at a slower pace Elegant Opinion “Not to be missed is the new Heaven and Earth Spa, the two really do meet here!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 57
  • 54. St Lucia St Lucia’s reputation as the West Indies’ most scenic island is well founded. Its remote southwest corner virtually brims over with lush, tropical beauty and the turquoise bays, verdant rainforests and mountain peaks will exert an almost hypnotic effect over your senses. This is the Caribbean at its most seductive and perfect if you’re seeking escape, romance or even a hint of adventure. In the north, the spotlight falls more upon the pristine white sands, duty-free shops and immaculate golf greens, although if you’re seeking proof that the spellbinding scenery is not just restricted to the south, simply take a trip to Marigot Bay. Don’t be surprised by the French patois often spoken by the locals – St Lucia changed ownership between France and England no less than fourteen times, and while the island is now part of the British Commonwealth, the French influence is still very marked here. Image courtesy of the St Lucia Tourist Board Cap Maison • Calabash Cove Resort & Spa • East Winds Inn • International Airport Castries Discovery at • Marigot Bay St Lucia Jade Mountain • Hewanorra International Airport Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 4 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 8 hours 55 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick. Private charters available Arrive in Style on request. Start your arrival on St Lucia in style and take a helicopter transfer to your hotel. It’s a Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each great way to see the stunning scenery in St Lucia and arrive on the beach sooner, way. More details appear on pages 12-13. (available at selected hotels). Best Time to Visit: A hot, tropical climate tempered by Trade Winds most of the year. The Stunning Scenery driest period is from December to May. Also, see page 180. St Lucia has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Caribbean and it is best Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. observed from the water, take a boat trip for the day and finish on the beautiful Jalousie beach, the perfect spot for snorkelling in the Marine Park. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 58
  • 55. ST LUCIA East Winds Inn St Lucia So enamoured of East Winds Inn were long-time guests George and Marilyn Reti that they Prices per person in a Superior Room, all-inclusive, from: acquired the hotel. Little wonder: situated on the azure waters and warm golden sands of Depart 7 nights Extra nights one of St Lucia’s most pristine bays, and boasting twelve acres of glorious gardens – home 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2920 £325 to St Lucian hummingbirds, secretive mangrove cuckoos and spectacular shore birds – it 1-10 Apr 10 £2570 £230 offers a beautiful natural haven. Spread throughout this, mostly in semi-detached cottages 11 Apr-31May 10 £2260 £230 and rondavels, the stylish rooms are informal yet elegant, spacious yet very cosy. Add to this 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £1895 £180 its warm service – the staff are as intrinsic to the experience as the brilliant sunsets and 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2215 £180 16 Aug-10 Dec 10* £1895 £180 tropical setting – and you have a truly enchanting escape. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Lucia Airport – 1 hour, 15 • 30 rooms & suites minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room • SPA: In-room treatments available £25 & Oceanview Suite £75 to £80. • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Facilities include a free-form pool, yoga and Pilates pavilion and fitness track; French boules, £235 & Club World £730. table tennis and non-motorised watersports. The sandy beach is breathtakingly beautiful and in *Annual hotel closure 1 Sep-1 Oct 10. the middle of the bay there is a small reef which is perfect for snorkelling • The resort is all-inclusive and features innovative Caribbean and International cuisine Elegant Offers • East Winds Inn won 3 Trip Advisor ‘2008 Traveller’s Choice Awards’, including 5th place in the Complimentary Nights ‘Best All-Inclusive – World’ Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. • Although the hotel doesn’t offer a children’s club, it’s a wonderful place for families to spend Valid 5-31 Jan, 1-31 Mar & 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. time together; babysitting and children’s meals can be easily arranged Family Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & 1 child aged 4-16 years sharing with parents stays free. Valid 1 Jun-20 Dec 10 inclusive. “East Winds prides itself on the beautiful gardens, take an afternoon stroll with the Head Gardener to learn more.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 59
  • 56. ST LUCIA Jade Mountain St Lucia Overlooking St Lucia’s dramatic Piton World Heritage Site and the Caribbean Sea, Jade Prices per person in a Sky Jacuzzi Suite, including breakfast, from: Mountain is Anse Chastanet’s exclusive resort-within-a-resort. Perched on the hillside Depart 7 nights Extra nights encompassing a six-hundred-acre estate, its immense suites harmonise with nature – it’s 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3550 £415 hard to say where the inside stops and the outside begins. Expect grand sweeping spaces 1-10 Apr 10 £3860 £415 with your bedroom, living area and infinity-edge pool flowing together to form a stage-like 11-15 Apr 10 £3550 £415 setting with spectacular uninterrupted views. All are deliberately techno-free – save for an 16 Apr-31 May 10 £3180 £365 ultra-contemporary bathroom with raised chromotherapy whirlpool and spectacular fibre- 1-30 Jun 10 £2935 £330 1-16 Jul 10 £3010 £330 optic pool lighting that changes colour to suit your mood. 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £3245 £330 16-31 Aug 10 £3010 £330 Elegant Facts 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £2935 £330 • 24 sanctuaries 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £3180 £365 • SPA: The spa features a range of traditional and Ayurvedic body and beauty treatments Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car. • KIDS: No children under 15 years old are accommodated at Jade Mountain ensuring an TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Lucia Airport – 1 hour, 15 ambience of calm and peace minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Star • For recreation, enjoy the 2 beaches, 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, a fitness centre, yoga, Sanctuary £85 to £105, Moon Sanctuary £155 to £175 & Sun a range of watersports at Anse Chastanet and the yacht for private charters sanctuary £210 to £260 & Galaxy Sanctuary £280 to £365. • Fine tropical and International cuisine can be savoured at the Jade Mountain Club and a variety Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus of restaurants at Anse Chastanet £235 & Club World £730. • Rooms, or ‘sanctuaries’, are spacious and immaculately appointed, with high-quality fixtures Elegant Offers and fittings, Frette linen and even their own individual suspension bridge entrance • The ‘no-technology’ philosophy means no television, radio or telephone in your room – wi-fi Complimentary Nights can however be made available Stay 7 for 6; 5 for 4. Valid 3 Jan-19 Dec 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion Complimentary Meals “Jade Mountain’s iconic architecture pales into insignificance compared to the views of the Stay 7 nights & receive free all inclusive. majestic Pitons mountains – watch throughout the day as the sun shifts and changes the colour Valid 1 Jul-30 Sep 10 inclusive. Book by 15 Apr 10. of the view.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 60 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 57. ST LUCIA Discovery at Marigot Bay St Lucia A long-time haven for seafarers and once described by Pulitzer prize-winning author, James Prices per person in a Resortview Room, A Michener as “the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean”, this idyllic setting is home to including breakfast, from: Discovery at Marigot Bay. Sensitively carved into a hillside, its luxuriously furnished rooms Depart 7 nights Extra nights and suites (many of which have outdoor Jacuzzis) are romantic and striking with hardwood 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1570 £135 floors and furniture, white walls, slate-tiled bathrooms with walk-in drench showers, flat- 1-10 Apr 10 £1880 £135 screen TVs, DVD player, music systems and outdoor terraces or decking with great views – 11-15 Apr 10 £1570 £135 perfect for watching the yachts coming and going from the Marina Village, enjoying the 16 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1390 £110 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1695 £110 sunsets and witnessing the bay’s transformation into a circle of twinkling lights each night. 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1390 £110 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £1570 £135 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 124 rooms & suites car transfers. • SPA: The Lapli Spa features a range of body and beauty treatments from ESPA TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Lucia Airport –1 hour, 10 • KIDS: There’s a Kids’ Club, which is operational year-round, and a separate children’s pool as minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Bayview well as various family-friendly activities that can also be arranged. The number of steps at Room £20, Resortview One Bedroom Suite £100 & Penthouse One Marigot Bay, however, mean it’s not perfect for toddlers Bedroom Suite £165. • Leisure facilities include 2 pools, access (by a 1-minute boat ride) to the beach within the bay, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus a fitness centre and a range of watersports. The hotel will happily take guests to experience £235 & Club World £730. other local resorts’ beaches for a few hours Elegant Offers • The 2 restaurants serve International and Caribbean fine dining fusions and, whilst it does book up early, a private meal for 2 in the Treehouse is a romantic must-do Complimentary Nights • Service is superb, from the complimentary iced cocktail on arrival to the ample DVD collection Stay 7 for 5. in case it rains Valid 16 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • After dinner take a stroll to the marina and look over the spectacular super-yachts Early Booking Offer Stay 7 nights & receive a special reduced rate. Elegant Opinion Valid 3 Jan-15 April 10 inclusive. Book by 1 Dec 09. “Take the sexy speedboat from Discovery along the coast to the Jalousie Beach – simply the best way to view the Pitons and a perfect picture-postcard moment.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 61
  • 58. ST LUCIA NEW Calabash Cove Resort & Spa St Lucia Tucked away on a gently sloping hillside overlooking Bonaire Bay, on the northwest coast of Prices per person in an Oceanview Junior Suite, St Lucia, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa has been perfectly designed to complement its meals extra, from: natural surroundings while at the same time maximising on the unparalleled views of the bay Depart 7 nights Extra nights and the exquisite Caribbean sunsets. Distinctive contemporary-style suites featuring exotic £150 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1685 woods and stones are partnered by vibrant gardens and a Roman pool. If the white sand 1-11 Apr 10 £1995 £150 beach gets too much, wander around the beautifully landscaped gardens filled with fragrant 12 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1490 £120 1-16 Jul 10 £1565 £120 flowers or retreat to Whispers, the music room showcasing both music and literature from 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1795 £120 around the world. £120 16-31 Aug 10 £1565 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £1490 £120 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 26 suites car transfers. • SPA: The Far Eastern influenced Mindspring Spa and Fitness Temple provides private treatment TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Lucia Airport –1 hour, 30 rooms and a full-service beauty parlour minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Sunset Junior • KIDS: Calabash Cove is an adult-only resort, with no children allowed Suite £5, Swim up Junior Suite £25 to £65 & Waterside Cottage with • Recreational facilities include ‘Sweetwaters’, the resort’s 40ft infinity-edge pool, a gym, a library Pool £60 to £120. and a music room while activities available include sailing, Piton treks, deep-sea fishing, trips to Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus the rainforest, whale and dolphin-watching and golf, which is available at the St Lucia Golf Club £235 & Club World £730. • Asian-inspired International cuisine is produced from the freshest produce and served at the Elegant Offers Windsong Restaurant, which is run by a Michelin Star chef, while the C Bar’s international cocktails and selection of fine wines come directly from Calabash Cove’s cellars Early Booking Offer • For those wishing to get married on St Lucia, Calabash Cove offers completely personalised Stay 10 nights and receive a US$100 spa voucher per room. weddings and one-of-a-kind honeymoon experiences Valid 12 Apr-21 Dec 10 inclusive. Book by 30 Mar 10. Family Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights and children under 6 years stay free in parents room or “There is no better way to start the evening, than sitting on your terrace sipping Champagne or a children 6-17 years of age receive a 50% reduction off sharing rate. cocktail and watching the sun set into the ocean.” Valid 4 Jan-23 Dec 10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 62 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 59. ST LUCIA Cap Maison St Lucia Located in the grounds of an old sugar plantation on the prestigious 1,500-acre Cap Estate Prices per person in a One Bedroom Oceanview Villa Suite plus and set out as a haçienda-style development with muted ochre and pink walls draped in Jacuzzi, meals extra, from: bougainvillea, fountains and courtyards, Cap Maison is a delight.This stunning resort and its Depart 7 nights Extra nights restaurant Cliff at Cap has gained great recognition since it opened and offers a range of 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1965 £175 oversized one, two and three bedroom Apartment Suites, all boasting a private plunge pool 1-10 Apr 10 £2265 £175 or spacious roof terrace with Jacuzzi. Relax in one of two cliff top infinity-edge pools with 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1965 £175 stunning views of Pigeon Point and Martinique, escape on a private charter of the exclusive 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1565 £120 16 Aug-30 Sep 10* £1680 £120 Cap Maison 1 motor launch or indulge in the butler-style service and fulfil your every desire. 1 Oct-10 Dec 10 £1865 £120 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 50 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Lucia Airport –1 hour, 30 • SPA: Enjoy Cap Maison Spa’s treatments on the bluff, or relax in the zen garden minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One • KIDS: Children welcome – the villa suites are perfect for families Bedroom Villa Suite with Pool £25 to £40 & Two Bedroom Villa Suite • Recreational facilities include 2 pools, non-motorised watersports, a luxury motor yacht a with Pool £660 to £935. beach accessed via some steps, a gym, yoga classes and a boutique Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • French-West Indian influenced cuisine is a feature at the restaurant and there are 3 bars and a £235 & Club World £730. walk-in wine cellar. Private in-suite dining is also available *Annual hotel closure 1-30 Sep 10. • Jalousie louvres invite the cooling Trade Winds in and reduce reliance on air-conditioning, while Elegant Offers solar energy provides hot water and organic food supplies the restaurants • Each of the 2 or 3 bedroom villa suites has its very own kitchenette Complimentary Nights • The hotel itself is quiet and calm but guests seeking excitement can explore Rodney Bay and Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Marina which has been renovated to include new shops, restaurants and entertainment Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Spa Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive a free 30 minute welcome massage. “What better way to see the sunset than from the Cliff at Cap – sit back, relax and watch as your Valid 3 Jan-19 Dec 10 inclusive. Champagne flys down the zip-wire to meet you!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 63
  • 60. St Martin, Anguilla & St Barths Half French, half Dutch, St Martin offers a European atmosphere where streets are lined with fashionable boutiques ideal for duty-free shopping, sophisticated cafés and restaurants, along with rolling hills, historical sites, open markets and fabulous nightlife – including several casinos. Anguilla is quite unique as it is formed from coral and so instead of lush vegetation you will find an abundance of pristine palm-fringed beaches, which are some of the best in the Caribbean. Naturally, they are a magnet for sun-worshippers and as a relatively untouched island, Anguilla attracts the most discerning of travellers. St Barths is one of the most chic destinations in the French West Indies, blending tropical scenery with the heightened glamour of the Côte d’Azur. In fact, some of the world’s most stylish people return here time after time. The harbour-side capital of Gustavia offers exclusive shopping opportunities, exquisite restaurants and the chance to marvel at luxury yachts moored offshore – all reminiscent of St Tropez. St Barths, Gustavia Domestic Airport Espérance Airport International Airport Marigot Colombier Orleans La Samanna • St Martin Espérance International St Martin Airport Philipsburg Caribbean Sea Caribbean Anguilla Sea Wall Blake Airport Viceroy • • CuisinArt Resort & Spa Atlantic • Cap Juluca Ocean Travel Facts GMT: – 4 hours. Atlantic Flying Time: From London Gatwick, St Martin: 10 hours 20 minutes, Anguilla: 11 hours 20 Hotel Saint Barth • Ocean Isle de France minutes, St Barths: 12 hours 25 minutes. Hotel Guanahani • Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick (to Antigua), with onward & Spa Saint Barthelemy Airport connecting flights. Private charter flights on request. • Rock Eden Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each Gustavia St Barths way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A hot, tropical climate tempered by cooling Trade Winds. Temperatures Caribbean remain high year-round. Also, see page 180. Sea Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 64
  • 61. ST MARTIN La Samanna St Martin The epitome of graceful Mediterranean architecture overlooking the crescent-shaped sands Prices per person in an Oceanview Room, of St Martin’s Baie Longue, La Samanna invites privacy and seclusion in what is consistently including breakfast, from: ranked among the world’s finest getaways. All guest rooms and villas include spectacular Depart 7 nights Extra nights sea views, with suites also situated just steps from one of the Caribbean’s finest beaches. 3 Jan-11 Feb 10 £2925 £295 Rooms and suites have been renovated and have two distinct and elegant styles: Premium 12-21 Feb 10 £3085 £330 Suites feature terracotta floors and bright Caribbean colours, while deluxe accommodation 22 Feb-25 Mar 10 £2925 £295 showcases sleek marble surfaces with Provençale-style furnishings. Some suites have their 26-31 Mar 10 £3085 £330 1-10 Apr 10 £3395 £330 own private terraces with small plunge pools. 11-30 Apr 10 £2390 £230 1 May-16 Jul 10 £1930 £165 Elegant Facts 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2245 £165 • 80 rooms & suites and 8 villas 16-31 Aug 10* £1995 £165 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2390 £230 • SPA: The Elysées Spa offers massages, manicures, pedicures and facials • KIDS: Children welcome Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • Recreational facilities include 2 freshwater swimming pools, a private beach, tennis, a fitness flights & private car transfers. pavilion, diving, deep-sea fishing and watersports TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Martin Airport – 15 • French and Caribbean specialities and fresh seafood can be savoured in the 2 restaurants or minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One the unique wine cellar. Children under 5 years old are not allowed in the restaurant for dinner, Bedroom Pool Suite £315 to £430, Premium One Bedroom Terrace however staff will happily assist guests to make alternative arrangements Suite £295 to £465 & Baie Royale Suite £380 to £660. • Families may prefer accommodation closer to the reception and pool area as suites stretch Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus along the private beach, however the more remote rooms are ideal for those seeking seclusion £235 & Club World £730. *Annual hotel closure 1 Sep-31 Oct 10. • 8 brand new villas are available for families and groups of friends • This Orient-Express hotel is ranked among the top 10 hotels for service in the Caribbean Elegant Offers Elegant Opinion Complimentary Nights “Don't miss watching the magical sunset from the Beach Bar on the beautiful Baie Longue Stay 4 for 3; 7 for 6; 12 for 10; 14 for 11. beach – the perfect end to any day.” Valid 13 Jan-21 Dec 10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 65
  • 62. ANGUILLA NEW Viceroy Anguilla Anguilla Located atop a high coral point between Barnes Bay and Meads Bay, the tranquil and Prices per person in a One Bedroom Resort View Room, luxurious Viceroy brings an element of glitz to the tiny island of Anguilla. More resort meals extra, from: community than hotel, single and double-storey villas offer a variety of residences that Depart 7 nights Extra nights include beachside studio apartments, waterfront and bluff top villas, even condominium-style 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3215 £350 residences. The geometrical architecture is complemented by sophisticated and inspiring 1-10 Apr 10 £2530 £350 interiors featuring organic elements such as driftwood lamps and travertine marble floors. Do 11 Apr-31 May 10 £3215 £350 head to the Sea Centre for your very own aquatic adventure, or the spa for one of their 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £2225 £210 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2540 £210 specialist rituals developed to promote optimal states of wellbeing. 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2225 £210 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2970 £315 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 166 rooms, suites, penthouses & villas flights & private car transfers. • SPA: At the 2-storey Spa at Viceroy Anguilla guests can enjoy massages, body polishes, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Anguilla Airport – 20 wraps, facials, mani-pedicures and specialist classes minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One • KIDS: The innovative Kids’ and Teen Clubs offer supervised activities such as tennis instruction, Bedroom Oceanview Suite with Plunge Pool £140 to £210, 2 Bedroom nature walks, fitness classes and arts and crafts. Childcare services and a ‘Families at Play’ Oceanview Suite with Plunge Pool £695 to £1275 & Three Bedroom programme are also available Oceanview Suite with Plunge Pool £1415 to £3010. • Leisure facilities include tennis courts, boutique shopping, watersports and instruction available Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus from the Sea Centre, tee times and clubhouse access to the island’s 18-hole championship £235 & Club World £730. golf course and a fitness centre • There are 5 restaurants offering gourmet and casual fare, while the bars stock a selection of international wines and spirits • Anguilla is perfect for cycling around and the fitness centre will equip you with a bike and maps. Alternatively, enjoy horse-riding along one of the many trails or on the beach Elegant Opinion “For the ultimate evening indulgence hire the services of a personal chef and dine in style in the comfort of your villa.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 66 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 63. ANGUILLA Cap Juluca Anguilla As you approach Cap Juluca you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve mistakenly ended up Prices per person in a Luxury Room, including breakfast, from: in the Mediterranean. Standing in stark contrast to the azure Anguillan sky and turquoise Depart 7 nights Extra nights seas, its stunning white buildings are pure Moorish in style, their graceful domes sitting atop 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3165 £345 a two-mile stretch of pristine, powder-soft beach. The scene is set for a resort with a 1-4 Apr 10 £3475 £345 difference – for a start, there is its 179-acre site, assuring the ultimate in privacy and 5-10 Apr 10 £2595 £220 exclusivity which is highly valued by many high-profile guests and the perfect venue for a 11 Apr- 31 May 10 £2285 £220 wedding reception. Eighteen villas house individual rooms and suites, and the Three and Five 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £1910 £165 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2225 £165 Bedroom Private Villas with Pool are ideal for families. 16-28 Aug 10* £1985 £165 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2285 £220 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 97 rooms & suites flights & private car transfers. • SPA: An extensive range of spa treatments, such as massages, wraps, facials, manicures and TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Anguilla Airport – 15 pedicures, are conveniently given in-room by specially trained therapists minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Junior Suite • KIDS: Supervised children’s programmes are available at specified times £55 to £155, One Bedroom Patio Suite £115 to £285 & One Bedroom • Leisure facilities include a pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre, personal training, yoga, Pilates, Private Pool Suite £295 to £755. body sculpting and a golf aqua driving range. This resort is ideally suited to watersports fans Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus who are able to enjoy a wide range of complimentary and exclusive activities. Cap Juluca has £235 & Club World £730. its own motor launches which can provide romantic sunset cruises or day trips to other islands *Annual hotel closure 29 Aug-31 Oct 10. • Pan-Asian, ‘Eurobbean’ and casual beachfront cuisine are served at the three restaurants Elegant Offers • If relaxing on the gorgeous white-sand beach appeals, you’ll certainly enjoy the complimentary beach service which provides chilled towels, chilled fruit and sorbets, ice-cold water and pre- Complimentary Nights programmed iPods throughout the day. There’s also a drinks and meal service and 5 cabana Stay 7 for 6; 10 for 8; 14 for 11. bars along the beach – perfect for chilling out with the bartender Valid 5 Apr-17 Dec 10 inclusive. Resort Credit Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive a US$ 100 resort credit per booking night. “Maundays Bay is one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean but do explore the more Valid 5 Jan-17 Dec 10 inclusive. rugged Cove Bay Beach, feel the wind in your hair and the spray from the surf!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 67
  • 64. ANGUILLA NEW CuisinArt Resort & Spa Anguilla Bringing a touch of the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, CuisinArt’s graceful arches and Prices per person in a Luxury Room, including breakfast, from: vibrant blue domes overlook the white sands of Rendezvous Bay. This unique resort boasts Depart 7 nights Extra nights its own farm, which produces the hotel’s herbs and salad vegetables as well as ingredients 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2675 £280 for some of the spa’s signature treatments. The lavishly appointed guest rooms and suites 1-3 Apr 10 £2990 £280 all feature custom-designed fabrics and furnishings from around the world as well as ocean 4-10 Apr 10 £2090 £150 views. Luxury Rooms provide a large bedroom and living area and a private patio while 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1780 £150 CuisinArt’s range of suites are located in the beachfront villas and offer an additional private 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2090 £150 16 Aug-23 Nov 10* £1780 £150 terrace and an outdoor shower. 24 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2030 £185 Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island Elegant Facts flights & private car transfers. • 93 rooms, suites & 2-5 bedroom villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Anguilla Airport – 20 • SPA: Treat yourself to an innovative treatment at the tranquil Venus Spa – one of the premier minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Two spas in the Caribbean Bedroom Garden Villa £775 to £1350, Luxury Two Bedroom Suite • KIDS: Children will love the playground and activities available during school holidays £820 to £1430 & Three Bedroom Garden Villa £1585 to £2490. • Leisure facilities include a dazzling infinity pool (which stretches all the way from the main Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus building to the beach bar), tennis, croquet, a fitness centre and choice of non-motorised £235 & Club World £730. watersports. Guests can also enjoy a sunset cruise or sail the day away on board the hotel’s *Annual hotel closure 29 Aug-29 Oct 10. luxurious 38ft catamaran • Fine dining is on offer at the Santorini restaurant (gourmands will love the Chef’s Table in the Elegant Offers restaurant’s private dining room – it offers an exclusive food and wine experience comprising a Complimentary Nights 6-course menu) while the poolside café Mediterraneo features more informal menus. The Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 11. Sommelier is also on hand to offer advice about your selection from the 3,600-bottled cellar Valid 4 Apr-23 Nov 10 inclusive. Family Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights or more & 2 children under 11 years sharing with parents “The resort’s hydroponic farm produces some of the most amazing, healthy vegetables and stay free. Valid 4 Apri-17 Dec 10 inclusive. edible flowers you will ever taste – the tomatos are to die for!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 68 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 65. ST BARTHS Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France St Barths Isle de France brings a sophisticated ‘house party-style’ atmosphere to a slice of dazzling Prices per person in a Garden Bungalow, sand that is unequivocally Caribbean. From the entrance hallway, with the sea framed at its including breakfast, from: end, this striking combination presents itself throughout with vintage French fabrics and Depart 7 nights Extra nights sheer, natural linens which perfectly offset the vibrant blues of St Barths. Beautiful Beach 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3730 £395 Rooms and Suites in the main building are complemented by an eclectic mix of Garden 1-12 Apr 10 £4040 £395 Bungalows, Two Bedroom Suites, a fabulous split-level ‘Suite on the Beach’ with plunge 13 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2595 £245 pool, the Tropical Villa and the intimate Fisherman’s Cottage – or head up to the Hillside 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2895 £245 16 Aug-10 Dec 10* £2595 £245 Bungalows for privacy, plunge pools and perfect Baie des Flamands views. Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island Elegant Facts flights & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Barth Airport – 10 • 33 suites & bungalows minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Tropical Villa • SPA: The Molton Brown Spa features a wide range of treatments and personalised therapies £65 to £195, Hillside Bungalow £75 to £140 & Beach Junior Suite • KIDS: Children welcome £245 to £335. • Recreational facilities include 2 swimming pools, a fitness room, tennis and snorkelling. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus The resort is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island and this is where £235 & Club World £730. most guests choose to relax during the day *Annual hotel closure 31 Aug-15 Oct 10. • French West Indies complements French Provençale cuisine in the beachfront restaurant, which provides fabulous views over Flamands Bay and has a fantastic, well-deserved Elegant Offers reputation meaning reservations are essential Complimentary Nights • This charming, family-run resort offers guests a warm welcome and superb service where Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 11. Valid 13 Apr-31 Aug & 15-31 Oct 10 inclusive. nothing is too much trouble – it’s very popular too, so do book early Family Offer • While the main hotel focuses primarily on its adult guests, the hotel does make children feel Stay 7 nights in a Garden Room or Garden Bungalow & receive a 50% very welcome and offers families the option of Garden Bungalows with their own private pools reduction on second room for upto 2 children under 12 years. Valid 13 Apr-31 Aug & 15-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “For the ultimate in space and location do try one of the new Luxury One Bedroom Suites, each with their own infinity pool right on beautiful Baie des Flamands – truly your own piece of heaven.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 69
  • 66. ST BARTHS Eden Rock St Barths Originally a private home built fifty years ago by a celebrated local adventurer with an eye for Prices per person in a Garden Cottage, including breakfast, from: a fabulous spot and panoramic views, Eden Rock today encapsulates St Barths’ natural Depart 7 nights Extra nights beauty, dual French-Anglo personality, enchanting size and inherent style. At this ultra- 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £5510 £660 fashionable Relais & Châteaux retreat, outstanding service and barefoot luxury combine with 1-11 Apr 10 £5820 £660 an irresistible buzz, most noticeably found at the famous ‘On the Rocks’ restaurant. Quirky, 12 Apr-16 Jul 10 £3525 £375 yet chic, the quintessentially Caribbean Cottages with four-poster bed, the larger rock-top 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £3840 £375 Classic Suites, or spectacular Howard Hughes Loft Suite and Heavenly Beach Houses are 16 Aug-14 Nov 10* £3525 £375 15 Nov-10 Dec 10 £4185 £470 just a pebble’s throw from the coral sands. Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island Elegant Facts flights & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Barth Airport – 10 • 34 cottages, suites, beach houses & villas minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) • SPA: A range of in-room wellbeing services are available such as massages and facials Contemporary Beach Room £145 to £330, Classic Rock Suite • KIDS: Children welcome Oceanview £265 to £595, Premium Suite Oceanview £370 to £935 & • Leisure facilities include a gym, snorkelling, various watersports and boat trips. Do visit the Heavenly Beach House £585 to £1295. hotel’s art gallery (for exhibitions and guest painting as well as Eden Rock’s chic boutique) and Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus the capital, Gustavia, which is only a 20-minute drive away and has a harbourfront promenade £235 & Club World £730. packed with designer boutiques and galleries *Annual hotel closure expected end of August for 6 weeks. • French-fusion cuisine and relaxed lunches can be enjoyed at the 2 restaurants • With a more French-colonial feel than Caribbean, Eden Rock is ideal for those looking for Elegant Offers something different to the other islands. Not for those seeking a quiet hideaway, it is located Good As New Package close to the village and restaurants of St Jean – perfect for those who prefer something livelier Stay 5 nights & receive free car hire for entire stay & 1 lunch in the Sand • New for 2009 are the ultra-luxe Villa Nina with its own art gallery and Villa Rockstar with its Bar on the Beach (excludes drinks). Valid 12 Apr-14 Nov 10 inclusive. own private recording studio Romantic Retreat Stay 7 nights & receive a complimentary bottle of wine, car rental, 1 Elegant Opinion lunch & 1 dinner (excludes drinks). Valid 12 Apr-14 Nov 10 inclusive. “The Sand Bar is the perfect spot for lunch, sit with your toes in the sand and listen to the gently lapping ocean.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 70 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 67. ST BARTHS Hotel Guanahani & Spa St Barths Encapsulating a philosophy of ‘colour me beautiful’, Hotel Guanahani offers rare splashes of Prices per person in a Garden View Room, vivid shades against the cream and azure palette of St Barths’ sands and seas. Scattered including breakfast, from: among hibiscus and coconut palms, its Creole-style ‘gingerbread’ cottages are decorated in Depart 7 nights Extra nights vibrant tones, offset by contemporary dark wood and cotton fabrics that create a colonial 13 Jan-31Mar 10 £2855 £280 atmosphere. All offer European-style comforts with large terraces, private gardens and views 1-10 Apr 10 £3165 £280 over the tranquil grounds, lagoon or sea; many of the suites include a private pool, while the 11-14 Apr 10 £2855 £280 aptly named Wellness Suite leads directly into the spa. 15 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2065 £170 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2375 £170 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2065 £170 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2855 £280 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 68 rooms & suites flights & private car transfers. • SPA: The sophisticated spa features a wide range of Clarins treatments and hair care using TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from St Barth Airport – 15 Frederic Fekkai products minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean Bay • KIDS: Hotel Guanahani is the only hotel on St Barths to have a Kids’ Club and provides a wide Room £115-£175. One Bedroom Ocean Suite £235-£295 & Garden range of interesting activities for children from 2 to 12 years old, as well as complimentary Pool Suite £290-£345. children’s lunches Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Leisure facilities include 2 pools, Jacuzzi, a fitness centre, tennis, watersports and scuba-diving £235 & Club World £730. • Mediterranean flavours are complemented by an excellent wine cellar in the 2 dining venues. Bartolomeo closes for September and October, however L’Indigo tempts the palate year-round Elegant Offers • Guests have the option of an exclusive Wellness Suite offering 2 Clarins spa treatments daily, Complimentary Night & Car Hire and after-hours private access to the spa’s huge pool Stay 7 for 6 & receive complimentary car hire for 3 days. • A member of ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the World’, the hotel’s staff are efficient, friendly and Valid 15 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. deliver an outstanding service Romance in Paradise Stay 7 nights on the Romance Package & receive complimentary car Elegant Opinion hire, 1 lunch & 1 dinner & 2 spa treatments. “Guanahani’s best kept secrets are the superb Wellness Suite and the resort’s oldest resident, Valid 15 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Oscar, a beautiful iguana who has been living in the gardens for fifty years.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 71
  • 68. British Virgin Islands Christopher Columbus was the first European visitor to the British Virgin Islands. He named them ‘Las Once Mil Virgines’ or ‘the 11,000 Virgins’, to reflect the number of islands that he could see in every direction! Today, these unspoilt islands are an escapist’s paradise and perfect for those in search of world-class beaches, crystal clear waters, secluded coves and a safe anchorage. The pace on the islands is slow and laid-back and the local population are welcoming and friendly. Many visitors seek nothing more than to unwind on a white sand beach, fringed with palms and sea grapes. However, the ‘yachtie’ atmosphere is intoxicating, with the comings and goings of yachts mooring up at marinas and anchorages and the sheltered waters affording some of the finest sailing opportunities in the Caribbean. The British Virgin Islands are the ideal spot to hone your skills in the art of sailing. Images courtesy of Necker Island British Virgin Islands • Necker Island •Biras Creek Resort • Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda Airport Rosewood Little Dix Bay Road Town Tortola Domestic Airport • Peter Island Resort Travel Facts GMT: – 4 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 11 hours 30 mins. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick (to Antigua), with onward connecting flights to Tortola with LIAT and American Airlines. Private charter flights on request. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A sub-tropical climate tempered by cooling Trade Winds. Rainfall is low and night-time temperatures are very pleasant. Also, see page 180. Elegant Concierge Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Take a trip to The Baths for exciting snorkelling and a picnic lunch. Include sailing as part variations etc. of your holiday and experience the wide variety of islands and scenery. 72
  • 69. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Peter Island Resort Peter Island, British Virgin Islands In the British Virgin Islands, bright sun, brilliant blue water and blindingly white beaches are Prices per person in an Oceanview Room, full board, from: part of the scenery – Peter Island, however, also adds personality. The result is a genuine Depart 7 nights Extra nights warmth from the moment you are whisked by boat from Tortola, and ushered without delay 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3195 £350 into your Oceanview Room or Suite (or fabulous Hillside Villa, with private pool and staff) all 1-3 Apr 10 £2815 £250 with postcard vistas of palm-fringed sands, purple sunsets and sailboats drifting by. For 4-11 Apr 10 £3195 £350 larger parties there’s also a selection of three to six bedroom Villas. This award-winning 12-30 Apr 10 £2495 £250 resort, blessed with a lush and mountainous interior, is a true Caribbean gem and the ideal 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2265 £220 1 Jul-16 Jul 10 £2340 £220 place in which to de-stress. 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2580 £220 16-31 Aug 10 £2340 £220 Elegant Facts 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £2265 £220 • 55 rooms & villas 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2495 £250 • SPA: The 10,000ft2 Spa at Peter Island features a range of indulgent treatments carried out by Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island highly trained therapists, including its exclusive Signature Series, and can also offer lunch flights, private car transfers & boat transfers. • KIDS: There is no dedicated children’s club or organised activities available and there may be TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tortola Airport – 45 minutes. specified times for children dining and using the pool or other designated areas. For further Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beachfront Junior information, please contact your Travel Consultant Suite £115 to £155, Three Bedroom Hawksnest Villa £2080 to £3060 • Facilities include a pool, 5 beaches, a fitness centre, tennis, watersports and scuba-diving. & Six Bedroom Falcons Nest Villa £8305 to £13,360. For the ultimate retreat, staff are on-hand to provide excursions to remote beaches nearby Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • International favourites with Caribbean influences are available at the 2 stunning dining venues £235 & Club World £730. • The resort covers a large area and can require some uphill walking, however air-conditioned Elegant Offers shuttle vans are available to transfer you to the different areas if required Romance in Paradise Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive full board, 1 day trip to St. Thomas or Virgin “Take a picnic lunch and escape to White Beach on the other side of the island – a great place Gorda, welcome champagne & a romantic sunset excursion based on to relax, unwind and forget that there are any other guests at the resort.” the Island Romance offer. Valid 4 Jan-3 Apr & 1 May-19 Dec10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 73
  • 70. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 74 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 71. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Rosewood Little Dix Bay British Virgin Islands Nestled among Virgin Gorda’s untamed hills, isolated beaches and spectacular geological Prices per person in a Gardenview Room, meals extra, from: formations, and overlooking a colourful reef lapped by the Caribbean’s gentle blue waters, Depart 7 nights Extra nights the timeless boutique hideaway of Little Dix Bay is an instant retreat from fast-paced lives, 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2495 £240 where discerning guests can connect with the dreamy surroundings. Set predominantly 1-5 Apr 10 £2810 £240 along the half-mile crescent of softly curving sands, its superbly renovated rooms, suites and 6-10 Apr 10 £2295 £165 both beachfront and hilltop villas, with two, three or four bedrooms with private pools, 11 Apr-16 Jul 10 £1985 £165 provide beautifully appointed accommodation and offer a stylish blend of island charm and 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2295 £165 16 Aug-15 Nov 10 £1985 £165 personalised comfort, including Bose CD players. ® 16 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2240 £195 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island flights, private car transfers & boat transfers. • 106 suites, cottages & villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tortola Airport –20 minutes. • SPA: Dramatically located on the cliffside and offering magnificent ocean views, Sense, A Room supplements from (per person, per night) Premium Oceanview Rosewood Spa offers beauty and wellbeing programmes using local botanical ingredients ® Room £35, Beachfront Cottage £145 to £220, Rosewood Junior Suite • KIDS: Children of all ages are welcome at the superb Children’s Grove £185 to £385 & One Bedroom Suite £295 to £645. • Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis, guided snorkelling tours, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus hiking trails, scuba-diving, yacht charters, nightly movies and watersports £235 & Club World £730. • International favourites with an island flair are a highlight at the 3 restaurants • Guest rooms have recently been tastefully refurbished to provide spacious and beautifully Elegant Offers appointed accommodation Family Offer • The resort warmly welcomes families and can make interconnecting rooms available as well as Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room for upto 2 arrange babysitting so that mum and dad can indulge too children aged 16 years or younger. Valid 6 Apr-17 Dec 10 inclusive. • The grounds are expansive but villa guests are provided with golf carts to transport themselves Romance Package around the beautifully maintained resort, with a shuttle for guests also operating from 7.30am Stay 7 nights & receive full board, bottle of champagne, Trimaran day until 10.30pm daily from one end of the walkway to the other sail, afternoon picnic, a sunset cocktail cruise & a massage for 2, • Guests will take a 20-minute boat transfer from Beef Island to Little Dix Bay, however this gives based on the Pure Romance offer. Valid 4 Jan-17 Dec 10 inclusive. a unique opportunity to enjoy the scenery whilst sipping a complimentary cocktail Elegant Opinion “Take a water taxi directly from the hotel and spend the day relaxing on your own private beach, many of which are only accessible from the water – perfect for spending time snorkelling and relaxing with a picnic lunch.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 75
  • 72. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Biras Creek Resort Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Biras Creek Resort – intimate and sophisticated with a back-to-nature feel – is situated on Prices per person in a Garden Suite, including full board, from: 140 acres of the beautiful Virgin Gorda and is only accessible by boat or helicopter. Wake up Depart 7 nights Extra nights in one of Biras Creek’s thirty-one beautifully renovated and elegant ocean front or garden 4-21 Jan 10 £3040 £325 suites to the sound of the Atlantic waves and uninterrupted sunrise views; refresh yourself 22 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3310 £365 with an open-air garden shower, then head to the hilltop restaurant for breakfast with 1-10 Apr 10 £3620 £365 breathtaking views. An idyllic start to a day invariably spent lazing in a beachside hammock, 11-18 Apr 10 £3310 £365 strolling around the gardens, hiking or cycling the hills (home to the world’s smallest lizard) 19 Apr-16 Jul 10 £2635 £270 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2950 £270 or exploring the nearby islands in a Boston Whaler boat. 16-31 Aug 10 £2710 £270 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £2635 £270 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 31 suites flights & boat transfer. • SPA: The Spa offers indulgent and luxurious therapies using local aloe and neem leaves, and TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tortola Airport –35 minutes. Decléor treatments Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean Suite £40 to • KIDS: Children welcome £75, Grand Suite £290 to £310 & Two Bedroom Premier Suite £1230 • Recreational facilities include an oceanside pool, fitness area, tennis, beach volleyball, sailing to £1560. snorkelling, Boston Whalers and non-motorised watersports Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • There are 2 superb dining venues which offer delicious European and Caribbean cuisine £235 & Club World £730. • With such beautiful surroundings to explore and only 31 suites, guests are afforded the luxury *Annual hotel closure 1 Sep-15 Oct 09. of privacy and tranquillity at Biras Creek – perfect for couples Elegant Offers • While access is limited, it ensures guests enjoy a memorable transfer and view some of the neighbouring islands en route – as well as take in some of the impressive passing yachts Complimentary Nights • The eco-friendly ethos mean bicycles are the main mode of transport, but staff will happily Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1 Jun-31 Aug 10 inclusive. arrange lifts by golf cart for guests who don’t wish to cycle themselves Book by 30 Apr 10. Ultimate Romance Package Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive full board, bottle of champagne, an off-site “The newest and most popular members of the Biras Creek team are five Paso Fino horses, a excursion & 2 x 30 minute massages, based on the Ultimate Romance great addition to the island and a perfect way to explore and learn something new.” package. Valid 4 Jan-17 Dec 10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 76 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 73. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Necker Island British Virgin Islands If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own paradise island then Sir Richard Branson’s Prices per person for 7 nights, all-inclusive, from: Necker Island is your dream come true. A seventy-four acre private escape, it has a team of Whole Island sixty staff who take care of guests’ every whim. Available in its entirety for up to twenty-eight Depart (28 passengers) guests, this island guarantees one house party you’ll never forget. At its heart is the 1 Jan-31 Dec 10 £8335 magnificent Great House whose striking teak, open-air design brings Bali to the British Virgin Islands – from the dining room, large lounge and bar to the seven bright, airy bedrooms and Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island flights & private launch transfers. Master Suite, all with gorgeous views. Six Balinese-style houses are situated at stunning TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Tortola Airport – 30 minutes. spots around the island, each with its own unique personality. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus £235 & Club World £730. All rates and property details are subject to Elegant Facts change without notice. • Couples and families can share the island with others during Celebration Weeks which run at Elegant Offers certain times in the year. Necker Island may also be booked exclusively for up to 28 guests • SPA: The Bali Leha Spa offers a fabulous range of pampering treatments Celebration Weeks Package • KIDS: Families are made very welcome and specifically tailored activities can be arranged Stay 7 nights on the Celebration Week package – please call for validity dates. • Facilities include 2 infinity-edge pools which boast spectacular panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, beaches, a gym, tennis, watersports and snorkelling Family Celebration Week • Dine by candlelight, firelight or starlight at one of many stunning locations, enjoying menus Stay 7 nights on the Family Celebration Week package – please call for prepared especially for you using fresh local produce validity dates. • You’ll need a connecting flight from Antigua or Barbados to Beef Island, followed by a 30- minute transfer on the private launch to reach Necker Island. Helicopter transfers are available by prior arrangement at an additional charge • While the island does have mosquitoes, an excellent brand of insect repellent is provided • There’s an abundance of wildlife on the Island including geckos, flamingos and giant tortoise Elegant Opinion “For those wanting some action and adventure why not try kite-surfing in the clear waters.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 77
  • 74. Nevis Nevis is a special island and quite different from anywhere else in the West Indies. It may boast lush, green valleys and palm-fringed beaches, yet it is charmingly slow to relinquish the colonial traditions of the past. Plantation houses and sugar mills have been transformed into exclusive hotels and, whilst the island is careful to offer all of today’s creature comforts, it tends to concentrate on the elegance of days-gone-by. Peaceful evenings generally centre upon antique-filled dining rooms, while lazy days on the beach are punctuated by afternoon teas on the terrace and games of croquet on the lawn. This is an opportunity to experience the ‘real’ Caribbean, largely untouched by tourism. In case you think Nevis may be a little too quiet, Antigua is a good two-centre option – not only in its livelier ambience, but the flight routings mean you have to go there anyway! Newcastle Airport Nevis Nisbet Plantation Beach Club • Domestic Airport Nevis Charlestown • Montpelier Plantation Climate Guide: Nevis Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 28 28 29 30 31 31 31 31 31 30 29 30 Rain mm 120 80 110 80 95 110 155 180 165 195 175 140 78
  • 75. Main image courtesy of Montpelier Plantation. Bottom left image courtesy of Nisbet Plantation Beach Club Travel Facts GMT: – 4 hours. Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 11 hours. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick (to Antigua), with onward connecting flights with LIAT. Shared charter flights on request. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £680 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A hot, tropical climate tempered by Trade Winds most of the year. Rain showers occur year round. Also, see page 180. Elegant Concierge Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be of these options from our Concierge Team... advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. Enjoy the Flavours of Nevis Tour that takes in some of the oldest plantation houses on the island dating back to the 17th century, offering a rare glimpse into the island’s heritage. Finish the day at Yachtman’s Grill admiring the views of St Kitts. Take a short ferry over to St Kitts and where you can admire the French architecture and Victorian buildings. Visit Clay Villa plantation and explore the stunning gardens before taking lunch at Rawlin's Plantation. Enjoy a morning or afternoon discovering and exploring the many craft studios around the island, including Carolita’s Galley, Patrizia Mosaic and Bocane Ceramics. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 79
  • 76. NEVIS NEW Nisbet Plantation Beach Club Nevis Famed as the family home of Fanny Nisbet, the wife of Lord Nelson, Nisbet Plantation Beach Prices per person in a Superior Room, including half board, from: Club – originally built as a sugar plantation in 1778 and covering over thirty beachfront Depart 7 nights Extra nights acres – is an intimate hideaway haven for those wishing to combine a beach holiday with 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2475 £235 plantation-style charm. The Great House overlooks an avenue of stately palms leading down 1-10 Apr 10 £2790 £235 to a secluded white sand beach while guest rooms and suites are housed in cottages 11-15 Apr 10 £2475 £235 nestling amidst palm groves, lawns and gardens – all have been recently re-appointed and 16 Apr-31 May 10 £1920 £155 boast cooling air-conditioning. Nisbet Plantation was named the ‘Best Luxury Hotel in the 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £1790 £140 17 Jul-13 Aug 10* £2095 £140 Caribbean and Latin America’ in the 2008 Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. 10-31 Oct 10 £1790 £140 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £1920 £155 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 36 rooms & suites within 16 cottages flights & private car transfers. • SPA: The Palms Spa offers an indulgent selection of massages, body treatments, facials, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nevis Airport – 5 minutes. manicures and pedicures Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Garden Suite • KIDS: Children are welcome and babysitting can be arranged. Those children who are £40, Lower Deluxe Junior Suite £40 & Upper Premium Deluxe Suite £80. under 8 years old are requested to dine at 6pm in The Great House Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness centre, tennis court, £235 & Club World £730. croquet lawn and snorkelling, while scuba-diving, sailing and fishing can be arranged nearby *Annual hotel closure 14 Aug-9 Oct 10. • Delicious gourmet Caribbean cuisine is served at a choice of 3 dining venues, including the AAA 4 Diamond restaurant, The Great House Elegant Offers • The weekly ‘Surf & Turf’ Beach Barbecue is very popular and includes Rum Punch cocktails, Complimentary Nights dinner and entertainment from a Caribbean band Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1 May-13 Aug 10 inclusive. • The resort’s resident biologist is available to take you on one of 17 different educational hikes Book by 30 Apr 10. to learn more about the island’s history, plants and wildlife Complimentary Meals Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive free full board. Valid 3 Jan-30 Apr10 inclusive. Book by 31 Dec 09. “This is a great place to go with a loved one: go star-gazing, watch the sunset from the hot tub located at the beachside and be sure to sample the couple’s massage at the Palms Spa.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 80 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 77. NEVIS Montpelier Plantation Nevis Originally an 18th century sugar plantation (and the setting for Lord Nelson’s wedding), the Prices per person in a Premier Room, including breakfast, from: thirty-acre Relais & Châteaux Montpelier estate offers a secluded hillside sanctuary above Depart 7 nights Extra nights the Caribbean Sea with the original windmill, plantation house and fragrant gardens having 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2180 £195 been restored to their magnificent former glory. In-keeping with the plantation’s elegant 1-10 Apr 10 £2490 £195 heritage, all of the seventeen spacious rooms and the two bedroom villa suite and garden 11-14 Apr 10 £2180 £195 suite are dressed with rich fabrics and furniture, stylishly combining traditional and tropical 15 Apr-31 May 10 £1895 £165 design, their interiors flooded with Caribbean light and their private verandahs boasting 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £1630 £125 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1940 £125 breathtaking views of the lush hillside and the sea. 16 Aug-31 Oct 10* £1630 £125 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £1895 £165 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, inter-island • 19 rooms & suites flights & private car transfers. • SPA: A range of in-room spa treatments are offered to enable guests to chill-out and unwind. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nevis Airport – 40 minutes. Guests can also enhance their wellbeing by indulging in private yoga, Pilates and meditation Room supplements from (per person, per night) Plantation Room £25, • KIDS: Children over 8 years old are welcome One Bedroom Garden Suite £100 & Two Bedroom Garden Suite £395 • Recreational facilities include a freshwater pool, private beach, tennis and snorkelling. Nature to £550. lovers can enjoy the hotel’s abundant wildlife and tropical flowers or take a short walk to the Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus spectacular Botanical Gardens. A complimentary shuttle service to Pinney’s Beach is available £235 & Club World £730. • Tempting seafood specialities and innovative classic cuisine feature at the 3 restaurants one of *Annual hotel closure 17 Aug-11 Oct 10. which now offers a lighter tapas option, while the bar is open for lunch and sundowners • The Great House has been sensitively modernised and is home to twin mahogany bars, a card room and a well-stocked library as well as some beautiful antiques • Whilst not overly-formal, an evening dress code is in place with gentlemen asked to wear long trousers and collared shirt while ladies are asked to wear smart casual dress Elegant Opinion “The only plantation boutique hotel to have both a hillside location and private beach for guests to relax on in seclusion – it really is the perfect mix of stunning views and luxury retreat.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 81
  • 78. Jamaica As a country rather than an island, Jamaica’s appeal stems from a blend of unique factors. Firstly, there is its breathtaking scenery, symbolised by the slow-moving rivers, high-rise waterfalls, crescent-shaped beaches and, of course, the dramatic Blue Mountains. Secondly, there is its ambience of old-fashioned glamour that began with its close association with Nöel Coward, Errol Flynn and Ian Fleming and continues to be reflected today throughout its finest hotels. Last, but by no means least, there is its colourful reggae heritage, which gives the country its identity, and its visitors a true flavour of the West Indies. Jamaica’s former association with Britain means plenty of colonial reminders – afternoon teas are still served and cricket remains a national obsession. Waterfall in Jamaica Montego Bay • Half Moon Round Hill • Ocho Rios Hotel & Villas Jamaica Inn & Spa Royal Plantation Jamaica Kingston Sangster International International Airport Caribbean Sea Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 5 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 10 hours 10 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick to Montego Bay and Take a trip to the famous Dunns River Falls or for a quieter more exclusive river excursion Kingston. Private onward charter flights to Ocho Rios on request. try Mayfield Falls outside of Montego Bay. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £545 (British Airways) per person, each Jamaica is a thrill-seeker’s pradise – try zip-wire excursions, ATV experiences or just sit way. More details appear on pages 12-13. back and enjoy horse-riding through the beautiful countryside. Best Time to Visit: Tropical all year; temperate in the mountain areas. The rainy months are May and October, but showers may occur at any time. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 82
  • 79. JAMAICA Round Hill Hotel & Villas Montego Bay, Jamaica Originally a pineapple plantation, Round Hill presents a canvas of tropical flowers, stately Prices per person in an Oceanfront Room, meals extra, from: palms and graceful colonial architecture, cascading down its peninsula to a pristine beach. Depart 7 nights Extra nights Guests can stay in the Pineapple House’s Ralph Lauren-decorated Oceanfront Rooms, or in 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1980 £195 one of twenty-seven beautiful privately-owned Cottages originally created by prominent 1-4 Apr 10 £2335 £195 1950s socialites such as Noël Coward and today offering individual suites or two, three, four 5-10 Apr 10 £1875 £130 or five bedroom fully-staffed cottages, many with private pool and spectacular west facing, 11 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1540 £130 sunset views. Wake up to the aroma of Blue Mountain coffee and a traditional breakfast 1-16 Jul 10 £1755 £130 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1875 £130 prepared by your private cook. Then head out for lazy days and relaxed, stylish evenings. 16-31 Aug 10 £1755 £130 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1540 £130 Elegant Facts 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £1720 £155 • 110 rooms & suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • SPA: The award-winning spa offers a selection of soothing treatments using Elemis products car transfers. • KIDS: The complimentary Kids’ Club is the ideal place for 3 to 12-year-olds TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport –15 • Leisure facilities include an infinity-edge pool with fabulous sea views, tennis, a fitness centre, minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Villa jogging trail and a range of watersports. The beautiful secluded beach is rarely crowded for Suite with Shared Pool £40 to £70, Master Villa Suite with Shared Pool sunbathers wishing to soak up the sun £70 to £110 & Pineapple Suite with Pool Suite £130 to £195. • International cuisine, complemented by Jamaican specialities, is on offer in the 2 restaurants Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • The reef-encased beach provides a safe area for youngsters to swim – add to this the Kids’ £225 & Club World £680. Club and excellent nannies, and you have a true haven for families during the holidays Elegant Offers • Service at the resort is exceptional with incredibly accommodating staff eager to assist • Entertainment is on offer every evening, guests also gathering for mouthwatering pre-dinner Complimentary Nights cocktails whilst enjoying a vibrant Caribbean sunset Stay 14 for 7. Valid 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Family Offer Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second Oceanfront room “A great place to relax in peace and quiet is by the spa – take a good book, pull up a lounger for upto 3 children aged 12 years or younger & 3 hours nanny service. and listen to the waves gently lapping the shore.” Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 83
  • 80. JAMAICA 84 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 81. JAMAICA Jamaica Inn & Spa Ocho Rios, Jamaica Situated on one of Jamaica’s premier private beaches, Jamaica Inn offers an intimate, Prices per person in a Deluxe Verandah Suite, meals extra, from: elegant hideaway. With all suites overlooking the beach or sea – many located directly on the Depart 7 nights Extra nights water – this is the place to recline in bed and be cooled by the sea breezes filtering through 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2210 £225 the louvered shutters or relax on your balcony, complete with sofa, and listen to the surf. 1-10 Apr 10 £2565 £225 Specialist suites, such as the Lord Cowdray Suite, offer individual glamour and spectacular 11-15 Apr 10 £2235 £225 north coast views; One Bedroom Cottages are perfect romantic hideaways; Cottages on the 16 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1455 £115 bluff are decorated in Jamaican and Indonesian styles, and cottages three and four, as well 1-16 Jul 10 £1670 £115 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1785 £115 as three of the Jamaica Inn Cottages, have their own infinity plunge pools. 16-31 Aug 10 £1670 £115 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £1455 £115 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car • 51 suites & cottages transfers (UK regional departures & airport transfers – prices on request). • SPA: Nestled on the coral cliffs of Cutlass Bay, the KiYara Ocean Spa features a wide range of TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport – 1 holistic treatments (such as body balancers, facial care, body treatments and massages) hour, 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) utilising locally sourced organic ingredients Premier Verandah Suite £25 to £55, One Bedroom Cottage £70 to • KIDS: Children welcome £170 & White Suite £155 to £385. • Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, croquet, an exercise room and a selection of Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus non-motorised watersports, while the immaculate white sand beach is completely private and £225 & Club World £680. features luxurious sun loungers, palm umbrellas and a great beach service. A number of off- site activities can be arranged for guests such as golf and polo and there are also a variety of Elegant Offers tours available including one to the spectacular Dunn’s River Falls. Complimentary Nights • International gourmet cuisine with a Caribbean twist is a highlight at the alfresco restaurant. Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Gentlemen are requested to wear a shirt with a collar and long trousers and ladies should Valid 4-31 Jan, 1-31 Mar & 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. dress accordingly. You may eat on your balcony or verandah if you prefer • Guests can indulge in dancing after dinner or visit lively Ocho Rios which is just 2 miles away • As with all tropical destinations mosquitoes can be a problem so do be sure to take repellent spray or lotion with you Elegant Opinion “Start each day the Jamaican way! Jamaica Inn’s breakfast menu features a different Jamaican dish daily – perfect for getting into the Caribbean way of life from the beginning of each day.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 85
  • 82. JAMAICA NEW Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios Jamaica One of Jamaica’s most exquisite resort hotels, Royal Plantation sits on a bluff above the Prices per person in a Premium Oceanfront Junior Suite, sparkling sea and two golden beaches. Created exclusively for discerning adults, the resort meals extra, from: promises a high level of luxury and pampering touches such as rosewater face and body Depart 7 nights Extra nights mist delivered to you on the beach each morning. Every suite has a panoramic ocean view 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2045 £195 and each has recently been refurbished with custom-made furniture, king-size beds dressed 1-7 Apr 10 £2395 £195 with Italian linens, in-room bars, satellite television, CD player and docking station. Suite 8-10 Apr 10 £1975 £140 types include the Honeymoon Plantation Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite, with its spa room 11 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1645 £140 1 Jul-31 Aug 10 £1855 £140 complete with Jacuzzi, chaise longue and wall-to-wall French windows. 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £1645 £140 11-15 Dec 10 £1855 £140 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 74 suites & 3 bedroom Villa Plantana car transfers.  • SPA: The Red Lane® Spa offers hydrotherapy, body wraps, massages, manicures and pedicures TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport –1 hour, • KIDS: This is an adult only resort 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Luxury • Recreational facilities include a nearby 18-hole championship golf course and golf lessons, Oceanfront Junior Suite £10, Grand Luxe Verandah Oceanfront Suite tennis, a fitness centre, watersports and scuba-diving. A selection of ‘Royal Plantation £45 to £65 & Plantation Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite £60 to £110. Journeys’ allow you to enjoy a host of pursuits such as art, yoga and cookery lessons, a Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus private cruise or a personalised tour of Jamaica £225 & Club World £680. • The 3 gourmet restaurants serve Jamaican and Mediterranean cuisine and there’s also the Elegant Offers Royal Café Caviar and Champagne bar – the only one in Jamaica and a beach butler service • All guests are offered lots of complimentary treats such as afternoon tea on the terrace Complimentary Nights • Guests staying on the all-inclusive ‘Royal Plan’ receive extra benefits such as complimentary Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12; 21 for 18. airport transfers, green fees and hors d’oeuvres and martinis on fridays Valid 4 Jan-21 Dec 10 inclusive. • Perfect for discerning groups of friends, the three bedroom villa is simply stunning Elegant Opinion “The exclusive Champagne and Caviar Bar, the C Bar, is the perfect pre or post dinner venue with Vueve Cliquot Champagne and the finest selection of Iranian and Russian caviar.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 86 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 83. JAMAICA Half Moon Rose Hall, Jamaica Set on Jamaica’s north coast, the colonial-style Half Moon has been welcoming Prices per person in a Superior Room, meals extra, from: distinguished guests for over fifty years. All were attracted, no doubt, by its palm-fringed Depart 7 nights Extra nights crescent beaches, tranquil setting and timeless elegance. Fifty years on these remain, 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1655 £150 complemented by outstanding leisure facilities and beautiful new accommodation. Quaint 1-10 Apr 10 £2010 £150 rooms are tucked behind garden alcoves in clusters of whitewashed cottages; Deluxe Suites 11-15 Apr 10 £1680 £150 offer unusual split-level space; new beachfront Hibiscus one and two bedroom Suites 16 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1290 £95 incorporate plantation-style décor and expansive patios with magnificent views, while stately 1-16 Jul 10 £1495 £95 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1620 £95 four to seven bedroom Villas include a private pool and personal staff. 16-31 Aug 10 £1495 £95 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £1290 £95 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 398 rooms & suites car transfer. • SPA: The Fern Tree Spa combines traditional treatments with Jamaican and Indian techniques TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Montego Bay Airport –15 • KIDS: The Children’s Anancy’s Village offers fun-filled programmes for 3 to 12-year-olds minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room such as play areas, a wading pool and a sandpit £15 to £25, Junior Suite £65 to £110, Hibiscus Suite £185 to £220 & • Recreational facilities include an equestrian centre, a championship golf course, PADI dive Spa Suite £370 to £520. centre, 13 floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, a fitness centre and a shopping arcade Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Italian, gourmet contemporary Jamaican and Indian cuisine is served in the 6 restaurants £225 & Club World £680. • Swim with dolphins at the resort’s Dolphin Lagoon – something you’ll remember forever • The property is huge and could be difficult to get around, but the hotel provides golf carts, for those staying in a Villa, which are convenient and also really fun • Jamaica is a laid-back country so the service can seem a little slow, although the staff are happy to meet your every need and you will soon adapt to the pace of life Elegant Opinion “The most magical thing about Half Moon is watching it awaken – stroll along the two miles of deserted beaches and watch as the sun comes up, the birds start to sing and the dolphins play. If you don’t fancy walking, try one of the property’s horses and go swimming in the surf!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 87
  • 84. The Bahamas & Grand Cayman With over 700 islands scattered over 100,000m2, The Bahamas range from laid-back tropical hideaways to sophisticated holiday playgrounds. Anything from deserted pink sand beaches to round- the-clock gambling can be found here; some islands paying homage to their colonial past; others with more than a hint of American-style glamour. Yet all boast the splendid beaches of the classic island escape, not to mention a close relationship with the sea that manifests itself in almost every kind of watersport. Head underwater and discover the vibrant technicolour marine-life of the Bahamas, or join an island helicopter tour for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the islands from above. Recognised as both a leading international centre of finance and the world's most popular scuba destination – presenting a unique combination of ultra-modern infrastructure, low crime, great sailing, as well as beautiful beaches and natural wonders – Grand Cayman is one of the hottest destinations to emerge from the Caribbean in recent years. Grand Bahama Eleuthera Island Nassau • Paradise Island Nassau International Airport One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas The Cove Atlantis Great Exuma Cayman Islands Cayman Brac Little Cayman The Bahamas • The Ritz-Carlton Old Man Bay Grand Cayman George Town Owen Roberts International Airport Caribbean Sea International Airport Climate Guide: The Bahamas Climate Guide: Grand Cayman Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 25 25 26 27 29 31 31 32 31 29 27 26 Temp °C 27 27 28 28 29 30 31 31 30 29 28 28 Rain mm 36 38 36 64 117 163 147 135 175 165 71 33 Rain mm 50 47 36 43 140 145 145 161 204 217 168 75 88
  • 85. Main image courtesy of One&Only Ocean Club. Bottom left and right images courtesy of the Bahamas Tourist Board Travel Facts GMT: – 5 hours. Flying Time: The Bahamas From London Heathrow, 10 hours 30 minutes. Grand Cayman From London Heathrow, 12 hours 45 minutes. Flight Information: The Bahamas British Airways from Heathrow. Grand Cayman British Airways from London Heathrow (1 hour touch down in Nassau) and also British Airways and Virgin Atlantic via Miami. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £745 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: The Bahamas The weather is good year round, though days can be hot and humid from May to October, during the rainy season. Grand Cayman The weather is great all year round with cooling trade winds to ensure it doesn’t get too hot. The rainy season is from May to November. Also, see page 180. Elegant Concierge Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be of these options from our Concierge Team... advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. Swim with the dolphins in The Bahamas, a unique and memorable experience. Experience the thrill of being up close to stingrays as you swim with them at Stingray City and even feed them. Take a helicopter ride around Grand Cayman and see the sites from above. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 89
  • 86. THE BAHAMAS One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas Paradise Island, The Bahamas Gardens inspired by the romantic grandeur of Versailles; hand-laid steps bordered by Prices per person in a Gardenview Room, meals extra, from: fragrant hibiscus and marble statues; then, at the top, the dramatic arches of a 12th century Depart 7 nights Extra nights Augustinian cloister. A European hot-spot? Actually, One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas. 3 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2785 £290 Originally a private estate, this exclusive hideaway remains one of the island’s finest escapes 1-10 Apr 10 £3195 £305 attracting the rich and famous from around the world. Set on miles of pristine beach and only 11-25 Apr 10 £2920 £305 a stone’s throw away from the facilities and activities of the world-famous Atlantis Resort, it 26 Apr-30 May 10 £2795 £290 retains a warm plantation-home ambience with well-equipped rooms and suites in two wings 31 May-16 Jul 10 £2295 £215 17 Jul-11 Aug 10 £2585 £215 and elegant three and four bedroom villas with private infinity pools. 21-15 Aug 10 £2340 £180 16 Aug-23 Nov 10 £2055 £180 Elegant Facts 24-28 Nov 10 £2920 £295 • 105 rooms & suites 29 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2055 £180 • SPA: The One&Only Spa features traditional therapies and rituals utilising natural ingredients Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • KIDS: The KidsOnly Club entertains children aged between 4 and 12 years old. There’s also a car transfers. family pool specially for little ones, complete with a waterslide and aqua toys TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nassau Airport –30 minutes. • Leisure facilities include Har-Tru tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, yacht charters while the Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean View Room adult-only swimming pool has been turned into a piece of heaven with personal CD players, £55, Beachfront Room £140 to £210 & Oceanview Suite £185 to fluffy towels and Evian misting available from the pool concierge – decadence in the extreme! £270. • The 3 restaurants offer innovative International, French and Asian cuisine. Food is good but the Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus lunchtime ‘catch of the day’ at the Pool Terrace Café and dinner at Dune are particularly divine £270 & Club World £745. • Service at One&Only Ocean Club is fantastic and guests enjoy a dedicated butler and the Elegant Offers phenomenal staff-to-guest ratio of 4 to 1 • The sea gets deep quite quickly which isn’t ideal if you’re travelling with youngsters, but it does Complimentary Nights make it easier for experienced swimmers Stay 7 for 5; 14 for 10. • Entertainment is available at this fabulous resort. Alternatively, why not take the shuttle service Valid 1 May-27 Oct 10 inclusive. to and from the fabulous Atlantis resort next door? Elegant Opinion “The challenging 18-hole golf course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, offers you every element for the perfect game on a stunningly beautiful course.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 90 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 88. THE BAHAMAS The Cove Atlantis Paradise Island, The Bahamas Set within lush tropical gardens and bordering two of the most beautiful beaches in the Prices per person in an Ocean Suite, meals extra, from: world, the magnificent, all-suite Cove Atlantis stands twenty-two floors high. Its opulent Depart 7 nights Extra nights lobby showcases a thirty-five foot teak ceiling and marble seating with flowing water which 4 Jan-10 Feb 10 £2225 £195 changes colour. The Cove suites boast state-of-the-art technology such as flat-screen HD 11 Feb-10 Apr 10 £2650 £270 televisions and a universal docking station, as well as full or French balcony with ocean 11 Apr-30 May 10 £2280 £215 views, a walk-in wardrobe and a spacious marble bathroom with rain-shower. Whether you 31 May-30 Jun 10 £2090 £185 wish to indulge or recharge, this fabulously decadent resort will allow you to do as much or 1-4 Jul 10 £2540 £230 5 Jul-23 Aug 10 £2030 £140 as little as you desire – and to do it in true style. 24 Aug-24 Nov 10 £1895 £140 25-27 Nov 10 £2540 £230 Elegant Facts 28 Nov-15 Dec 10 £1895 £140 • 600 suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • SPA: The 30,000ft2 Mandara Spa fuses ancient Balinese healing with Bahamian elements car transfers. • KIDS: A huge range of activities is available for children from 3 to 12 years old, while teens even TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Nassau Airport – 30 minutes. have their own nightclub, Club Rush Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Ocean Suite £5 • Facilities include adult-only and family swimming pools, a fully-equipped gym and access to to £10, The Club Deluxe Ocean Suite £45 to £65, Azure Suite £170 to amenities across the Atlantis Resort, including Aquaventure, Dolphin Cay and a casino £295 & Saphire Suite £250 to £575. • There are 2 restaurants at The Cove and more than 20 across the resort. Prime slots at Mesa Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus Grill and Nobu restaurants can book-up well in advance so do reserve a table early £270 & Club World £745. • At 7 minutes before sunset the stunning ‘Distribution of Light’ ceremony begins where Elegant Offers hundreds of candles are lit throughout the resort • The resort itself is vast which means that some of the facilities (such as the casino) are a short Complimentary Nights distance away, however there is a shuttle every 15 minutes Stay 5 for 4; 7 for 6. Valid 1 May-18 Dec 10 inclusive. • The Club level is home to the resort’s Super Suites offering exclusive services and amenities Book by 31 Mar 10. Elegant Opinion “For the ultimate way in which to spend a day around the pool do consider hiring a cabana, complete with a day-bed, sofas, dining area, entertainment centre and beach and pool access.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 92 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 89. GRAND CAYMAN The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman With an enviable oceanside location right in the heart of Seven Mile Beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Prices per person in a Resortview Room, meals extra, from: Grand Cayman, an AAA Five Diamond property, is part of an exclusive 144-acre estate Depart 7 nights Extra nights which stretches from the Caribbean Sea to the North Sound mangrove forests. Luxurious 4 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2370 £235 guest rooms have private balconies with ocean or resort views, spacious marble bathrooms 1-10 Apr 10 £2660 £235 and fully-stocked refreshment bars. Guests can also enjoy a stay in a collection of residential 11-15 Apr 10 £2380 £235 suites which offer two or three bedrooms, chef’s kitchens and butler service. Rightly 16 Apr-30 Jun 10 £2080 £190 renowned for impeccable service and understated luxury, even the most discerning of 1-16 Jul 10 £2210 £190 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2360 £190 guests will feel at home at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. 16-31 Aug 10 £2210 £190 1 Sep-10 Dec 10 £2080 £190 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 365 rooms & suites including 24 residential suites car transfers. • SPA: Silver Rain, the La Prairie spa, offers indulgent and tempting treatments for body and spirit TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Cayman Airport – 15 • KIDS: Jean-Michel Cousteau’s ‘Ambassadors of the Environment’ programme introduces minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanfront youngsters of all ages and adults to the wonders of the island’s natural world, and each day Room £35 to £100, Club Resortview Room £90 to £100, Club focuses on different elements Oceanfront Room £125 to £200 & Bluetip Club Suite £180 to £220. • Leisure facilities include outdoor pools, the Nick Bollettieri tennis centre, a Greg Norman 9-hole Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus golf course and watersports £270 & Club World £745. • There are 5 restaurants serving a variety of cuisine, including one by Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin • Though the hotel is popular with families, even those without youngsters will find plenty of Elegant Offers activities available Complimentary Nights • An excellent business centre, including computers, fax, copier and internet services, may Stay 5 for 4; 7 for 6. Valid 1 Jun-19 Dec 10 inclusive. make it hard for some professionals to switch off Book by 15 Dec 10. Elegant Opinion “Contribute to a great cause by joining the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. Very close to extinction, the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana relies on a breeding programme to maintain its claim as the island’s largest native land animal – guests can join in a project to ensure its survival.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 93
  • 90. Turks & Caicos The Turks & Caicos are a collection of back-to-nature islands where the spotlight falls firmly upon the sea and the sand. Discovered centuries ago by dolphins, iguanas and ospreys, today they attract a more sophisticated clientele, keen to experience why some of the Caribbean’s finest hotels are there. The answer, of course, lies in the quality of their dazzling white beaches and the clarity of their turquoise blue waters – these islands are ranked amongst the world’s top ten scuba-diving destinations. Turks & Caicos consists of eight main islands and a host of deserted cays and sandbars. Nature lovers will be fascinated by the islands’ indigenous wildlife – the inland marshes and salt ponds provide excellent feeding areas for resident and migratory birds, including flamingos and pelicans. If you’re there between late December and the end of April look out for the humpback whales passing through on their annual migration. Turks & Caicos Islands Atlantic Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat • Ocean Amanyara • Providenciales Airport • Grace Bay Club Domestic Airport Grand Turk Caicos Islands South Caicos Island Caicos Bank Turks Islands Climate Guide: Turks & Caicos Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 27 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 31 31 29 28 Rain mm 56 36 28 38 66 41 43 51 81 102 114 69 94
  • 91. Bottom right image courtesy of Parrot Cay Travel Facts GMT: – 5 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 12 hours 45 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Heathrow to Providenciales (with touchdown in Nassau); British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow to Miami with onward connecting flights to Providenciales. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £730 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: A tropical climate tempered by Trade Winds. Cool nights and low annual rainfall. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on page 180-181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 95
  • 92. TURKS & CAICOS Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat Turks & Caicos Islands Surely one of the most exclusive private island sanctuaries in the Caribbean, Parrot Cay Prices per person in a Gardenview Room, offers an extraordinary thousand acres of pure escapism accessible only by speedboat. A including breakfast, from: true back-to-nature experience tucked away in a quiet corner of the Turks & Caicos, it is an Depart 7 nights Extra nights oasis of calm where the tide keeps time and the whale migrations mark the seasons. In 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2855 £290 keeping with this ‘au naturel’ theme, a sleek palette of whites and creams presents the 1-11 Apr 10 £3155 £290 perfect contrast to the Caribbean Sea, with teak four-poster beds wrapped in soft cottons 12 Apr-30 Jun 10 £2335 £215 that billow with the breeze and cavernous bathrooms – whether in the rooms, suites, beach 1-16 Jul 10 £2410 £215 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2630 £215 houses or villas with plunge pools. 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2335 £215 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2535 £245 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways, private car • 65 rooms, suites, beach villas & private residences transfers & boat transfers. • SPA: The award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat regularly features dedicated yoga retreats TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Providenciales Airport – 1 with the world’s leading masters, complimentary yoga classes and a wide range of Asian- hour. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanfacing inspired treatments, including Ayurveda Room £45 to £75, One Bedroom Suite £160 to £330, One Bedroom • KIDS: While there isn’t a dedicated Kids’ Club, there is a pool table, satellite television and Beach House £555 to £795 & One Bedroom Villa £765 to £1025. PlayStation consoles to amuse youngsters Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Leisure facilities include an infinity-edge pool, tennis courts, a fitness centre, a well-stocked £270 & Club World £765. library featuring an extensive book, music and DVD collection, complimentary non-motorised watersports and a range of excursions including snorkelling and fishing Elegant Offers • Innovative Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asian-inspired cuisine – using fresh, local and Complimentary Nights organic ingredients wherever possible – is a highlight at the 2 restaurants Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. Valid 1 Jun-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Both the porcelain-white sand of the beach and the cerulean-blue sea of this archipelago are Spa Ayurvedic Package unbelievably pristine and beautiful Stay 7 nights & receive full board, return transfers, 6 x Ayurvedic • Rooms and suites boast CD/DVD players, flat screen televisions and large balconies or Consultations, 14 x Ayurvedic treatments; 6 x 60 min Therapeutic Yoga terraces, while Two and Three Bedroom Villas have personal butlers and private heated pools sessions per couple. Valid 12 Apr-20 Dec 10 inclusive. • Not for those who are looking for noise and excitement, at Parrot Cay the tranquil silence is broken only by the sound of the gentle waves, but if you’re looking to indulge then you’ll be hard pushed to find somewhere better Elegant Opinion “For the ultimate indulgence, enjoy a romantic meal for two in a Tiki Hut on Parrot Cay’s powder- white beach – the perfect way to start or finish your stay.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 96 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 94. TURKS & CAICOS Grace Bay Club Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Located on one of the world’s ‘top four most beautiful beaches’ (Sunday Times), Grace Bay Prices per person in a Junior Suite, including breakfast, from: Club is an intimate, suite-only hideaway. Surrounded by tropical gardens heady with the Depart 7 nights Extra nights scent of jasmine, this privately-owned resort provides perfect seclusion and relaxation. 5 Jan-31 Mar 10 £3315 £360 Within its Spanish-style walls, revamped, spacious (and adult-only) suites adorned with 1-10 Apr 10 £3620 £360 decorative pottery, Spanish tiles, colourful textiles and contemporary facilities, the hotel 11 Apr-31 May 10 £2665 £265 offers a choice of one or two bedroom suites and at least one terrace overlooking the 1-30 Jun 10 £2270 £195 powder-white sands and turquoise sea. Alternatively, take one of the luxury Villa Suites, with 1-16 Jul 10 £2345 £195 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2565 £195 up to three bedrooms for impressive family-centric facilities. 16-31 Aug 10 £2345 £195 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 £2270 £195 Elegant Facts 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £2665 £265 • 84 suites Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • SPA: The 5,000ft2 Anani Spa features a superb choice of Euro-Asian spa and beauty treatments car transfers. using Elemis products and features 2 luxurious beachfront, full-service spa tents TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Providenciales Airport –15 • KIDS: Children’s eco-friendly programme for younger guests aged 5 to 12 years old minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Grace Bay • Facilities include three freshwater swimming pools, a beach, tennis, non-motorised Junior Suite £40 to £75, Luxury One Bedroom Suite £75 to £115 & watersports, snorkelling and sailing Luxury Two Bedroom Suite £735 to £1225. • The oceanfront gourmet restaurant, Anacaona, serves modern International cuisine. Home to Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus the 90ft long, black marble Infiniti Bar (the Caribbean’s longest) which stretches across the £270 & Club World £745. beach to the shore. The Grill Rouge offers lunch and dinner for families of all ages • Guests are given a mobile phone to contact their personal concierge • Luxurious new day-beds are located around all pools and on the beach so you can lie back and relax while enjoying chilled sorbets and fresh fruit • Transfers are 10-15 minutes to the resort and taxis are widely available Elegant Opinion “If you are looking for something unique for you and your partner or family, why not indulge in a private beach dinner or an in-suite dining experience, both totally unforgettable?” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 98 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 95. TURKS & CAICOS Amanyara Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Amanyara derives its name from ‘peace’ in Sanskrit and ‘place’ in the language of the Prices per person in a Pavilion, meals extra, from: Arawak Native Americans, and this tranquil retreat is just that. It borders a thousand metres Depart 7 nights Extra nights of lovely white-sand beach and the spectacular reefs of the Northwest Point Marine National 10 Jan-31 Mar 10 £4900 £585 Park. Scattered through the vegetation, on the edge of tranquil ponds or along the 1-10 Apr 10 £5195 £585 oceanfront, its fabulous Pavilions boast a simple tropical aesthetic in-keeping with Aman 11 Apr-31 May 10 £4910 £585 Resort’s distinctive style. Inside each pavilion polished terrazzo, teak day-beds and sisal 1 Jun-16 Jul 10 £3985 £450 create a soothing, natural ambience; outside, the sun, water reflections, cool breezes and 17 Jul-15 Aug 10 £4280 £450 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £3985 £450 ocean sounds set the scene on three dedicated and relaxing, sunning and dining terraces. 1 Nov-10 Dec 10 £3125 £330 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfer. • 40 Pavilions plus Villa Homes TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Providenciales Airport –20 • SPA: Therapeutic in-room massages and body treatments are on offer minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean • KIDS: Children welcome Pavilion £75 to £150. • Leisure facilities include a screening room, swimming pool, fitness centre, floodlit tennis, Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus watersports, snorkelling trips and scuba-diving. Steps from Amanyara’s entrance pavilion is £270 & Club World £745. Malcolm’s Beach where the sand is white and the sea is crystal clear. Other activities include boat charters for day trips to nearby cays and an 18-hole championship golf course nearby • Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, with an emphasis on local seafood, is served in the lovely restaurant which offers indoor and outdoor dining settings and sweeping views to the ocean • Not ideal for families, it can take time to get used to the quiet at Amanyara, however the tranquillity is very soothing meaning it may be more suited to couples wishing to chill-out Elegant Opinion “Just a quick boat launch from the beach, the hotel is just a hundred metres from the best reef wall diving in Provo and, indeed, the world – a fantastic experience.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 99
  • 96. Bermuda Bermuda is one of the prettiest islands in the world, its rocky coves and pink coral sand beaches are perfectly complemented by its manicured lawns and pastel-painted cottages. It sits in the Atlantic Ocean about one thousand miles north of the Caribbean Sea and exudes a quiet charm and sophistication, quite different from the vibrant atmosphere of the West Indies. As a British Colony, in addition to its long maritime history, it offers its visitors museums, art galleries, botanical gardens and a pristine capital city. Bermuda is classed amongst the world’s top diving sites, with beautiful reefs and over 450 shipwrecks to see. Golf courses, meanwhile, are as outstanding as the pink beaches. While there are no cars available to rent on the island, the excellent roads and 20mph speed limit mean that hiring one of the rental mopeds or motor-scooters is less daunting than usual. Image courtesy of the Bermuda Tourist Board Atlantic Kindley Field International Airport Ocean Bermuda Cambridge Beaches • Atlantic Resort & Spa Ocean Great Hamilton Sound • Elbow Beach International Airport • The Fairmont Southampton Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 4 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 7 hours 50 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Gatwick. Start or finish your day with a horse-riding adventure along the old railway tracks and Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1045 (British Airways) per person, each along Bermuda’s fine pink sand beaches. way. More details appear on pages 12-13. We recommend the Overview of Bermuda tour at the beginning of your stay to acquaint Best Time to Visit: Bermuda’s main season is from May to October, with temperatures usu- yourself with the island. ally reaching their peak between July and early September. From November to mid-April, tem- peratures drop. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 100
  • 97. BERMUDA NEW Elbow Beach Bermuda Operated by hotel group Mandarin Oriental, Elbow Beach is an idyllic luxury resort hotel Prices per person in a Deluxe Gardenview Room, located just five minutes from Bermuda’s historic and charming capital, Hamilton. Perched including breakfast, from: on the beautiful pink sands of the island’s south shore, the hotel has its own half-mile stretch Depart 7 nights Extra nights of private beach to relax on and enjoy the warm, turquoise sea. There is a wide variety of 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1410 £110 accommodation including recently renovated Premier category rooms, which are dotted 1-30 Apr 10 £1585 £135 amongst the fifty acres of landscaped, tropical gardens. All rooms, suites and cottages come 1 May-30 Oct 10 £1810 £170 with modern amenities, yet retain a style of understated elegance, and most have stunning 1 Nov-15 Dec 10 £1455 £120 views of either the Atlantic Ocean or the gardens. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bermuda Airport –20 Elegant Facts minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Premier • 235 rooms & suites Gardenview Room £40 to £65, Beachfront Lanai £80 to £125 & • SPA: A range of treatments are offered in the 6 private treatment suites – 2 of which are Premier One Bedroom Suite £190 to £295. designed for couples – which each have a balcony and granite soaking bath Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Families are well catered for at Elbow Beach with children’s activities available, including a £270, Club World £1020 & First £2020. Kids’ Club • Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, watersports including Elegant Offers kayaking and scuba-diving, and 5 tennis courts Complimentary Nights • An eclectic mix of cuisine is served at award-winning restaurant The Seahorse Grill while Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12. there are 3 other dining venues serving Mediterranean fare and light meals. Valid 1 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Nov-20 Dec 10 inclusive. • Allow the Concierge to arrange a game of golf, a private yacht charter, horse-riding, helmet Family Offer diving or a dolphin interaction experience at a venue nearby Stay 7 nights & receive a 25% reduction on second room for children aged 17 years or younger. Valid 1 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “No Sunday is complete without brunch at Mickey’s. Situated right on the beach, it is the only way to spend a Sunday in Bermuda.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 101
  • 98. BERMUDA The Fairmont Southampton Bermuda Located atop Bermuda’s highest point, over a majestic hundred acres, The Fairmont Prices per person in a Fairmont Room, meals extra, from: Southampton is located on the island’s southern shores, overlooking bountiful gardens, the Depart 7 nights Extra nights undulating fairways of its own golf course, incredible pink sandy beaches and glorious open 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1450 £120 seas. Spacious, light and fresh, each of the gracious guest rooms captures the spirit of the 1-30 Apr 10 £1730 £155 sky and sea and all have a private balcony or terrace with ocean, harbour or golf views. 1 May-31 Oct 10 £1875 £175 Corner Duplex Suites double the effect, with two-storey windows and a wrap-around 1-30 Nov 10 £1730 £155 terrace, while the Fairmont Gold levels, with their own array of rooms and suites and a fully 1-15 Dec 10 £1395 £110 dedicated concierge service, are effectively a hotel within a hotel. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bermuda Airport – 35 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe • 593 rooms & suites Harbour/Golf View Room £10 to £15, Deluxe Oceanview Room £15 to • SPA: The Willow Stream Spa features a wide choice of health and beauty treatments, steam £30 & Fairmont Gold Ocean View Room £45 to £70. and sauna rooms Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: The activity centre, Explorer’s Camp, is perfect for children over 5 years old £270, Club World £1020 & First £2020. • Facilities include an 18-hole golf course, all-weather tennis, watersports and a fitness centre • French cuisine and seafood specialities are highlights in the 6 dining venues. The signature Elegant Offers Newport Room restaurant is only available for dinner and a shirt, jacket and tie are required Complimentary Nights • Full exchange priviledges with Fairmont Hamilton Princess are available to guests Stay 7 for 6; 14 for 12; 21 for 18. • The beach is a 5-minute walk away – however, a convenient shuttle runs there regularly Valid 1 May-31 Aug 10 inclusive. • Most rooms have lovely views, but if this is especially important to you then do request a Family Offer specific view when booking Stay 7 nights & receive a 50% reduction on second room for children Elegant Opinion aged under 18 years. Valid 1 Apr-1 Dec 10 inclusive. “The outdoor terrace of the Waterlot Inn is the perfect place to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before savouring one of the amazing prime steaks.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 102 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 99. BERMUDA Cambridge Beaches Resort & Spa Bermuda Long regarded as one of the most romantic resorts in the world, elegance and sophistication Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast, from: abound at this exclusive retreat. Set on a thirty-acre peninsula, the resort affords its guests Depart 7 nights Extra nights stunning ocean views and accommodation which comes in the form of beautiful rooms and 1 Jan-28 Feb 10 £1695 £155 suites housed within charming pink-hued cottages, situated within its tropical gardens. For 1 Mar-15 Apr 10 £1995 £195 the ultimate in romance and privacy, the Luxury Pool Suites boast amenities such as Bose® 16-30 Apr 10 £2295 £240 surround sound systems. Relax in style on one of five private beaches or beside the indoor 1 May-31 Aug 10 £2475 £265 or outdoor pool. Cambridge Beaches is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or 1 Sep-15 Oct 10 £2315 £240 16 Oct-30 Nov 10 £2090 £210 simply take a relaxing break from everyday life. 1-15 Dec 10 £1790 £165 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. • 94 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bermuda Airport –50 • SPA: The indulgent Ocean Spa will rejuvenate body and soul using a unique European-style flair minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe and offers a menu of over 150 treatments Premium Room £10 to £20, Suite £25 to £35, Cambridge Suite £40 to • KIDS: Children of 16 years and over are welcome £60 & Pool Suite £220 to £375. • Activities include a wide selection of watersports, swimming, tennis, croquet, yoga, putting Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus and golf at nearby courses. Guests can swim with dolphins at the Maritime Museum or take £270, Club World £1020 & First £2020. snorkelling trips by catamaran. Please note that outdoor water activities and the resort’s complimentary ferry to Hamilton are only offered from May to October, although other sporting Elegant Offers and leisure pursuits are available year-round Complimentary Meals • The 3 restaurants serve mouthwatering cuisine including fresh seafood specialities Stay 7 nights & 1 person will receive free half board when partner • Families with older children are warmly welcomed and can explore the Snorkel Park at books on half board basis. Valid 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Dockyard just 10 minutes away by taxi Book by 15 Aug 10. Resort Credit Elegant Opinion Stay 7 nights & receive a US$ 150 resort credit per room. “Feeling adventurous? A great way to see the surrounding area is by motorboat – be your own Valid 1 Sep-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Book by 15 Aug 10. Captain and explore Ely’s Harbour and the Great Sound.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 103
  • 100. Caribbean Villas & Apartments There’s something magical about staying in your own home-away-from-home. Our portfolio of Caribbean villas offers properties to suit all – couples, families and small or large groups – and can be perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Flexibility and privacy come immediately to mind when selecting a villa or apartment – you’ll have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, without any dress code or fixed meal times – and the unique appeal of indulging in your own space is often a welcome alternative to the more traditional hotel experience. A choice of cooking your favourite meals (or having them prepared for you by a private chef) is often part of a great holiday, and can also be a godsend to families who have small children – alternatively, use the opportunity to explore the local restaurants. Most of our villas and apartments come with many additional benefits too, so that your experience is even more relaxing – from a team of attentive staff to look after housekeeping needs to a concierge or butler to take care of your recreational needs. Whatever you are looking for, we can match you with your perfect paradise, effortlessly. The following Caribbean villas are only a small selection of those that we offer. To view our entire villas portfolio, please refer to our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk where you can also register your details and keep up-to-date with our latest monthly offers and promotions. Image courtesy of Sunwatch, Barbados 104 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 101. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Port St Charles St Peter, Barbados A collection of one, two and three bedroom townhouses and apartments set beside the marina or strikingly beautiful white sand beach. Interiors have a colonial feel with private verandahs outside, perfect for evening cocktails. Dining is unusually flexible – self-cater, hire a cook or eat at the resort’s Yacht Club. A hairdressing and beauty salon, a swimming pool on Sunset Island, tennis courts and a fitness room are also on-site for guests to enjoy. PRICES: 7 nights from £2635 (11 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £1850 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a One Bedroom Lagoon Front Apartment. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Other property types available here – please call for pricing information. Old Trees Condominiums Paynes Bay, Barbados Tranquillity, luxury and panoramic sea views are the essence of Old Trees – a selection of elegant and spacious apartments with their own private plunge pools along with a communal, free-form pool that overlooks an idyllic long stretch of beach on the west coast. Apartments come with a cook and maid/laundress so you can truly relax. Head outside to enjoy sumptuous dinners on your own terrace or to one of the superb nearby restaurants. PRICES: 7 nights from £5935 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £4020 (15 Apr-14 Dec10) for a Three Bedroom Apartment. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Other property types available here – please call for pricing information. Villas on the Beach Holetown, Barbados In Villas on the Beach, acclaimed architect Ian Morrison has created a luxurious development of airy, spacious apartments. Expansive terraces make the most of the spectacular beachfront location and are an ideal spot for alfresco meals prepared by your private cook. Villas on the Beach is ideally located in Holetown, at the heart of the island’s favoured west coast, perfectly placed for shopping, watersports, a fitness centre, fine dining restaurants, bistros and bars. PRICES: 7 nights from £3545 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £2365 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Two Bedroom Apartment. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Other property types available here – please call for pricing information. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 105
  • 102. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Emerald Beach Gibbs Beach, Barbados Emerald Beach is a cluster of just six semi-detached villas set amid over an acre of landscaped gardens tucked next to sweeping Gibbs Bay Beach. Each villa has three bedrooms with private terraces and a cook and maid/laundress are included to make your stay every bit as relaxing as a Caribbean holiday should be. There’s also a large freshwater pool, exclusively for guests’ use, while Speightstown and Holetown are close by, as is the fabulous Sandy Lane Hotel. PRICES: 7 nights from £3740 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £2010 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Other property types available here – please call for pricing information. Sandalo Gibbs Beach, Barbados Architect Ian Morrison has overseen the complete refurbishment of this wonderful beachfront home. Four bedrooms are located in the main house – three with balconies boasting fabulous views – with an extra one in a cottage on the grounds. Return from the beach via the garden gate to dine under the poolside gazebo, then retire to the hi-tech media room – equipped with a Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation and state-of-the-art plasma television – for an evening movie. PRICES: 7 nights from £23,400 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £18,675 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Five Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Caprice Reeds Bay, Barbados With high-vaulted ceilings, a dramatic foyer and marble floors throughout, Caprice is an impressive and elegant property with four en suite bedrooms (two with four- poster beds and private oceanfront balconies) and a large indoor sitting room. Views are superb and outdoor space is generous and comprises of a dining verandah opening onto a spacious sun deck, a pool courtyard terrace and a snorkelling reef directly in front of the property. PRICES: 7 nights from £10,555 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £6620 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. 106 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 103. VILLAS IN BARBADOS The Old Sugar House near Mullins Beach, Barbados The Old Sugar House is all about relaxed outdoor living – lazing around on informal terraces, relaxing in the poolside Jacuzzi or taking in the stunning views over plantation fields to the sea – and the friendly staff make you feel completely at home. Bicycles and golf clubs are provided and for watersports enthusiasts, Mullins Beach is nearby. The two master suites boast outdoor showers and three further en suite twin rooms are furnished in the same neutral tones used throughout this informal yet stylish villa. PRICES: 7 nights from £8750 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £3495 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. The Great House Turtle Beach, Barbados This impressive plantation house-style estate, set on the beachfront in over an acre of lush, landscaped grounds, will suit a large group of family or friends seeking hotel-style luxury in their own private retreat. Elegant indoor and outdoor living areas and eight bedroom suites are made for relaxing, whilst a team of staff – from butlers to a boatman – attend to your needs. A variety of water-based activities, including a speedboat, are at your disposal. The property also boasts a pool and a shallow toddler’s pool. PRICES: 7 nights from £37,820 (10 Jan-17 Apr 10) & from £24,820 (18 Apr-19 Dec 10) for an Eight Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 107
  • 104. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Moon Reach Reeds Bay, Barbados A palm tree-lined drive leads guests through an acre of tropical grounds to this exquisite beachfront villa. Inside, you’ll find a mix of antique and contemporary furniture in the formal sitting room and library, and five bedrooms all boasting gorgeous en suites, dressing rooms and ocean views. Moon Reach also offers a gym and a kidney-shaped pool. Five friendly staff manage this highly-exclusive retreat, catering to your every need to ensure your total relaxation. PRICES: 7 nights from £19,350 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £12,995 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Five Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Leamington Pavilion St Peter, Barbados ‘Charming’ and ‘enchanting’ are the only ways to describe this gem of a property, and the superb staff – including a butler, maids and a cook – are the icing on the cake. Set on the beachfront amongst two acres of landscaped gardens, its Italianate frontage and coral stone walls house an impressive four bedroom property with a fabulous 48ft swimming pool, tennis court, an extensive library and well-equipped gymnasium. A wide range of watersports are available on the beach. PRICES: 7 nights from £15,130 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £9075 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. 108 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 105. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Bonavista Gibbs Beach, Barbados Bonavista is one of Barbados’ finest luxury villas boasting exceptionally elegant furnishings and amenities, including a hi-tech media room and a large pool, and offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. You needn’t lift a finger as dinner will be taken care of by the chef whilst you sip sundowners at your private poolside bar, then dine outside with Gibbs Beach just a few steps away. (Children under eight years old by arrangement only). PRICES: 7 nights from £13,610 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £10,570 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Fosters House Mullins Beach, Barbados This supremely sophisticated beachfront villa blends modern architecture and elegant classical furnishings with tastefully decorated living areas opening onto the terrace to allow cooling breezes to flow through. Four upper floor bedrooms come with en suites, air-conditioning and views over the Caribbean Sea. Guests can get active in the air-conditioned gym or simply lounge around on the expansive poolside sun decks. PRICES: 7 nights from £11,320 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £7680 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Westhaven Gibbs Beach, Barbados A delightful beach cottage, Westhaven is located on the renowned Gibbs Beach yet is surrounded by its own private tropical gardens, ensuring an air of genuine privacy and seclusion. There are four light and airy double bedrooms – two with balconies boasting fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea – a large kitchen, living/media room with state-of-the-art plasma TV, and a dining room as well as a covered verandah and sun deck, ensuring there’s plenty of space to unwind in. PRICES: 7 nights from £16,545 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £9455 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 109
  • 106. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Harmony House Gibbs Beach, Barbados Located on Gibbs Beach and boasting a stone fountain at its entrance and a team of friendly, helpful staff, Harmony House is a supremely well-appointed property which offers three double en suite bedroom suites, each with dressing rooms and stunning views of the sea and the lovely manicured gardens. The two bedrooms on the upper floors also have showers under the stars. Outdoors there’s a patio with built-in bar, a plunge pool and alfresco dining area. PRICES: 7 nights from £5670 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £2835 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Sunwatch Sugar Hill Resort, Barbados Sunwatch enjoys panoramic views across the west coast from its fabulous hilltop location. Accommodation and facilities comprise six en suite bedrooms, a vaulted living area, fully-equipped entertainment room, landscaped gardens, an infinity- edge swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a kids’ playhouse. As well as a maid, butler and cook, guests can enjoy membership of the Sugar Hill Club during their stay which includes use of the resort’s restaurant, gym and David Lloyd tennis facilities. PRICES: 7 nights from £14,180 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £10,400 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Six Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Heronetta Sandy Lane Beach, Barbados With 400ft of Sandy Lane beach frontage and set amongst extensive beautifully landscaped gardens, Heronetta’s location is hard to beat – but cross the threshold and you will. Four en suite bedrooms are split between the main house and the guest cottages and there’s also a library, spacious terraces, a swimming pool pavilion, tennis court, a private beach cabana and a team of excellent staff, including a cook and a butler. Heronetta is just a short walk from the golf course. PRICES: 7 nights from £21,275 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £10,875 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. 110 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 107. VILLAS IN BARBADOS Royal Westmoreland St James, Barbados An exclusive resort covering 500 acres of tropical grounds and overlooking the west coast, Royal Westmoreland, renowned for its championship 18- hole golf course, offers so much more besides, including a gym, outdoor pools, tennis courts, children’s club during school holidays, Indulgence Spa and preferential beach access at Mullins Bay. Featured properties here include 3 bedroom Royal Villas, a 3 bedroom Penthouse apartment and a a range of individually styled 4 or 7 bedroom exclusive villas. PRICES: 7 nights from £3465 (10 Jan-17 Apr 10) & from £2450 (18 Apr-19 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Royal Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Other property types available here – please call for pricing information. Cove Spring House St James, Barbados This grand colonial-style villa enjoys a commanding position on the west coast. Guests can enjoy direct access to a secluded beach, state-of-the- art cinema, fully-equipped gym and sixteen efficient and friendly staff. The villa’s seven en suite bedrooms are situated within the main house while a guest cottage houses three more, as well as its own spacious living room. Widely recognised as the ultimate in luxury, this waterfront hideaway really epitomises the outstanding style and grandeur of a luxury Bajan retreat. PRICES: 7 nights from £56,840 (11 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £40,605 (1 May-19 Dec 10) for a Seven Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 111
  • 108. VILLAS IN ST BARTHS Villa Maco Lodge Pointe Milou, St Barths A striking combination of leading-edge interior design and Balinese influences has created one of the most impressively luxurious contemporary villas in the Caribbean. Boasting a fabulous hillside location, the villa also enjoys panoramic views of St Martin, the sea and some beautiful sunsets. Six bedrooms are dotted throughout, and there’s also a living room, fully-equipped kitchen and a dining room. Highlights include two gorgeous pools, a spa treatment area, Jacuzzi and a home cinema. PRICES: 7 nights from £7585 (5 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £6985 (1 May-14 Nov 10) for a Two Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Three & Five Bedroom option also available – please call for pricing information. Villa Victoria Vitet, St Barths Enjoying a superb panoramic vista down to the sea, Villa Victoria is a supremely luxurious, contemporary-style property set amongst the tranquil hills of Vitet. Boasting a style of design more often associated with the hotels of the Indian Ocean, the villa features two en suite bedrooms and open-plan living and dining areas while outdoors, there’s a covered alfresco dining area and a large Jacuzzi. The pièce de résistence, however, has to to be the glorious private infinity pool with counter current machine. PRICES: 7 nights from £7095 (5 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £4745 (1 May-14 Nov 10) for a Two Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. 112 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 109. VILLAS IN GRENADA, ANTIGUA & ST LUCIA Mount Hartman Bay Estate L’Anse aux Epines, Grenada Located on a private peninsula, Mount Hartman Bay Estate is undoubtedly one of the world’s top retreats, providing everything from a motor cruiser (captain included) to 4x4s for rainforest explorations. The three-acre grounds include a private beach, two pools, the seven bedroom Gaudi-inspired ‘Cave House’ and a four bedroom Beach House. Inside, rooms have an eclectic mix of furniture and flat-screen TVs. The Estate comes with everything included and a team of staff. PRICES: 7 nights from £4955 per person (10 Jan-17 Apr 10) & from £3965 per person (18 Apr- 19 Dec 10) for the Estate House. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Three & Five Bedroom option also available – please call for pricing information. Arawak House Emerald Cove, Antigua Perched on a gently sloping hillside this beautifully landscaped villa features elegant, Balinese-inspired furnishings. Main rooms have terraces overlooking the sea, the master bedroom boasts a private patio and two further en suite bedrooms have sun decks. Outdoors, there’s a private lap pool and pool deck and a small beach is a short stroll away. Arawak House has a maid/housekeeper and a cook to prepare meals which can be enjoyed on the alfresco dining terrace. PRICES: 7 nights from £3735 (5 Jan-1 May 10) & from £2860 (2 May-15 Dec 10) for a Three Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Arc En Ciel Soufrière, St Lucia It’s hard to decide which is more jaw-droppingly beautiful, the villa itself or its incredible location between the iconic Pitons. Highlights of this five bedroom architect-designed property include the lush tropical landscaping, chic interiors, a unique master suite with its own private pool hidden in a ‘secret’ garden, a large outdoor living area with an extensive pool deck, and an infinity pool featuring a stone cave and waterfall. Arc En Ciel has a housekeeper and gardener. PRICES: 7 nights from £13,710 (5 Jan-14 Apr 10) & from £10,875 (15 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Five Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 113
  • 110. VILLAS IN MUSTIQUE Jacaranda L’Ansecoy Bay, Mustique This colonial-style beachfront villa exudes understated elegance. The centrepiece is the breathtaking pool and beautiful outdoor dining gazebo. Each three bedroom cottage has its own private verandah and the fourth, twin bedroom in the main house leads to a nanny room and media room, while the beach offers an idyllic place to swim and snorkel. Watersports, a dive centre, tennis courts, equestrian centre and a fitness trail are close by. The use of a vehicle is also included. PRICES: 7 nights from £18,235 (5 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £14,825 (1 May-14 Nov 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Rocina Endeavour Bay, Mustique This stunning Oliver Messel-designed seafront villa offers outstanding views of the Caribbean Sea. The delightful living areas lead to a spacious sun deck with a superb outdoor dining gazebo. Four beautifully appointed bedroom suites offer every luxury and comfort. To suit your own needs, Rocina can be rented as a two, three or four bedroom villa. The services of a dedicated staff of three are included in the rental as well as the use of a vehicle. PRICES: 7 nights from £11,310 (5 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £12,230 (1 May-14 Nov 10) for a Four Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Ocean Breeze Mustique Ocean Breeze is a chic residence boasting sophisticated interior design, a secluded hilltop location and plenty of ‘wow’ factors, from the infinity pool with breathtaking views, to the outstanding attention to detail of the furnishings. It provides numerous outdoor living areas and excellent privacy – four of the luxurious bedrooms are housed in two separate cottages, each with a private verandah. Dedicated service is provided by a team of staff, including a butler. PRICES: 7 nights from £20,095 (5 Jan-30 Apr 10) & from £17,790 (1 May-14 Nov 10) for a Five Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. 114 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 111. VILLAS IN ANGUILLA Bird of Paradise Sandy Hill Bay, Anguilla Warmly inviting and supremely luxurious, Bird of Paradise offers four master suites and is lavishly furnished in an Asian-Tropical style by utilising dark woods, exotic artwork and rich fabrics. This award-winning villa sits above a lovely crescent beach and features three pool areas and four living and dining settings, including an outdoor fireplace. There is an office (or fifth bedroom) with complimentary telephone calls to North America and Europe, and a staff of eight to ensure you have a relaxing, comfortable stay. PRICES: 7 nights from £13,060 (6 Jan-13 Apr 10) & from £10,560 (14 Apr-14 Dec 10) for a Two Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. Three & Four Bedroom options also available – please call for pricing information. Cerulean Villa Barnes Bay, Anguilla A breathtaking contemporary villa set on the beachfront and boasting hotel-style facilities, seven bedrooms and 13,000ft2 of living space, all immaculately furnished, Cerulean Villa has, unsurprisingly, featured in several interiors, travel and fashion magazines. The extensive landscaped grounds offer a free-form pool, Jacuzzi, gym and tennis court as well as an in-house spa and a meditation court with waterfall. Fourteen staff care for guests while yoga and tennis instruction are available by arrangement. PRICES: 7 nights from £39,955 (5 Jan-2 May 10) & from £26,385 (3 May-14 Nov 10) for a Seven Bedroom Villa. Price based on accommodation only. Flights, transfers, food packs and additional supplements available on request. All prices and property details are subject to change without notice. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 115
  • 112. Latin America Mexico Brazil NEW Peru NEW Argentina NEW Latin America Combinations Our Mexican portfolio has been designed so that each of our hotels and resorts can be enjoyed singularly or in combination with each other, however regular air services make the option of combining a stay in Mexico with any of our featured properties in California, New York or Miami – an appealing alternative. Peru is a destination worth spending plenty of time in but for a really dramatic holiday experience you could always consider combining Brazil with Argentina and create a holiday as fast- paced or as leisurely as you like. We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 999 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  • 113. Mexico A place of contrasting landscapes ranging from lush rainforests and tropical beaches to dusty cacti-filled deserts, Mexico is a country to overwhelm the senses. Boasting hours and hours of glorious sunshine and such a variety of attractions, there’s something for every visitor – from honeymoon couples to families. Nestling on the far eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula is the Great Mayan Reef – the second largest reef in the world and an underwater paradise. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, take a trip to the ancient city of Chichén Itzá. At the opposite end of the country, is Los Cabos (‘The Capes’) where during the winter, it’s possible to admire the mating ritual and birthing process of the Grey Whale. The generosity of the Mexican people is well chronicled and knowing a few simple sentences in Spanish will win hearts. Mexicans are also passionate about their food and drink, especially the national favourite, Tequila! United States of America Dallas Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Mexico Gulf Of International Airport San Jose Del Cabo International Airport Mexico •One&Only Palmilla, Mexico Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort Cancun International Airport Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya• Rosewood Mayakobá • Fairmont Mayakobá Banyan Tree Mayakobá Pacific Belize Ocean Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Climate Guide: Los Cabos Climate Guide: Riviera Maya Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 24 22 24 27 28 28 31 35 35 31 28 25 Temp °C 27 28 29 30 32 32 33 33 33 32 29 29 Rain mm 180 50 0 0 0 0 280 460 900 410 150 150 Rain mm 89 56 41 41 117 178 109 150 229 218 96 109 118
  • 114. Bottom leftl image courtesy of One&Only Palmilla. Bottom right image courtesy of Banyan Tree Mayakobá Travel Facts GMT: Los Cabos – 8 hours; Riviera Maya – 6 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 14 hours 40 minutes to Los Cabos via Dallas. From London Heathrow, 14 hours 15 minutes to Cancun via Miami. Flight Information: British Airways from Heathrow via Dallas and Miami to Los Cabos and Cancun. Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow via Miami to Cancun. Continental Airlines from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow via Houston to Los Cabos and Cancun. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1020 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Los Cabos enjoys sunshine most of the year, with long, hot summers. September is the rainy month. Riviera Maya Mid-May to the end of August is the hottest time. September to November is the rainy season. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on page 180 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Elegant Concierge Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be If you want to get out and about, why not consider some advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate of these options from our Concierge Team... variations etc. A completely different type of diving experience can be had in the underground Cenotes. Day trips to the Mayan ruins in Tulum or the ecological haven of Xcaret can be arranged. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 119
  • 115. MEXICO Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort Los Cabos, Mexico Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula and styled on the great Mexican haçiendas of old, Prices per person in a Gardenview Junior Suite, meals extra: this Ty Warner desert resort more than lives up to its name – windows of paradise. Smooth Depart 7 nights Extra nights adobe walls and intricately carved furnishings contrast dazzlingly with precious artefacts and 2 Jan-30 Apr 10 £3090 £310 colourful artwork to create a special ambience, while sumptuous facilities and five-star 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2590 £240 hospitality lifts this resort into the realms of the divine. Suite sizes vary but all feature marble 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2820 £240 showers and conchuela limestone floors – the decadent 3,000ft2 Three Bedroom 22 Aug-23 Nov 10 £2590 £240 Presidential Suite, which comes complete with private infinity-edge swimming pool, Jacuzzi 24-29 Nov 10 £3095 £310 30 Nov-18 Dec 10 £2590 £240 and butler, is definitely one not to be missed. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Los Cabos Airport –20 • 71 suites minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanview • SPA: An extensive range of treatments – inspired by the 4 elements of Earth, Water, Air and Junior Suite £60 to £130, Gardenview One Bedroom Suite £115 to Fire – may be enjoyed at the spa which is set in a secluded desert garden £190, One Bedroom Oceanview Private Residence £525 to £815 & • KIDS: Youngsters are welcomed but not necessarily catered for, although there is lots to Two Bedroom Gardenview Private Residence £725 to £1135. do outside the resort such as horse-riding, whale-watching and swimming with dolphins Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Facilities include 7 swimming pools (one with an infinity-edge), 6 golf courses nearby and a £235 & Club World £1055. fitness centre, and with 3 yachts available for guests’ use, cookery classes, Movies on the Beach, tennis, snorkelling and scuba-diving, it would be almost impossible to be bored Elegant Offers • Dining here is fabulous – the Bajan-Mediterranean inspired restaurant provides stunning views; Complimentary Meals The Sea Grill offers fresh dishes at the ocean’s edge; La Cava sees guests dine surrounded by Stay 7 nights & receive free breakfast. fine bottles of wine and the Tequila and Ceviche Bar gives a taste of Mexico Valid 1 May-23 Nov & 30 Nov-18 Dec10 inclusive. • Guests’ concierge requirements are arranged by their personal butlers Elegant Opinion “To truly impress your loved one, why not engage the services of the resort’s Director of Romance? Their job is to make you look like the most romantic person in the world! Private beach cinema night anyone?” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 120 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 116. MEXICO One&Only Palmilla, Mexico Los Cabos, Mexico Where azure waters meet mountainous desert and the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea Prices per person in an Oceanfront Deluxe Room, of Cortez, the serenely private One&Only Palmilla, Mexico offers a verdant 250-acre oasis on meals extra, from: the tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Nestled amid swaying palms and tropical blooms this Depart 7 nights Extra nights elegant, intimate resort emulates the gracious style of old-Mexico complete with red-tiled 2 Jan-13 May 10 £3510 £370 roofs, white-washed walls, beautiful fountains, hand-painted tiles, wrought iron and wooden 14-26 May 10 £3165 £320 doors weathered with age. Many of the butlered-suites enjoy incredible ocean and sunrise 27 May-15 Jun 10 £3660 £350 views thanks to the resort’s extraordinary location – with Beachfront Suites also adding the 16-30 Jun 10 £3095 £310 1-5 Jul 10 £3450 £330 soothing sounds of the waves to lull you to sleep. 6 Jul-21 Aug 10 £3595 £350 22 Aug-6 Sep 10 £3225 £330 Elegant Facts 7 Sep-15 Nov 10 £3095 £310 • 173 rooms & suites 16 Nov-18 Dec 10 £3520 £370 • SPA: The One&Only Spa features 13 private treatment villas, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool and Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private a yoga garden and offers a comprehensive menu of treatments inspired by ancient Mexican, car transfers. Asian and worldwide cultures TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Los Cabos Airport –20 • KIDS: The KidsOnly Club provides a range of activities for 4 to 11-year-olds minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanview • Leisure facilities include two infinity pools, a fitness centre, jogging trails, tennis and Terrace Junior Suite £20 to £40, Beachfront Patio Junior Suite £110 to watersports. There’s also an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, deep-sea fishing and whale- £130 & Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite £290. watching (in season). Located on the Pacific Ocean, the sea is quite rough but swimmable – Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus ideal for surfers and windsurfers – and the white sand beach is beautiful £235 & Club World £1055. • The 3 superb dining venues offer a mouthwatering choice of gourmet ‘Mexiterranean’ cuisine Elegant Offers • Founded in 1956, One&Only Palmilla exudes elegant old-world charm and was once the tropical hideaway of such people as author Ernest Hemmingway Complimentary Nights • Las Palapas, the shaded beach huts, are popular and do get snapped up quickly Stay 7 for 5. Valid 15 Jun-15 Oct 10 inclusive. Book by 1 May 10. Elegant Opinion “Explore the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez onboard One&Only Palmilla’s luxurious 43ft Azimut yacht – an unforgettable experience!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 121
  • 117. MEXICO Rosewood Mayakobá Riviera Maya, Mexico Based across a number of small islands on the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya, Rosewood Prices per person in a Lagoon Suite, meals extra, from: Mayakobá perfectly blends the best of nature with the ultimate in luxury. The idyllic twenty- Depart 7 nights Extra nights acre all-suite resort opened in late 2007 and is located along a mile-long stretch of white 4 Jan-30 Apr 10 £2955 £315 sand beach, yet nestles in the heart of a 1,600-acre ecological enclave and is surrounded 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2395 £235 by lush mangrove jungle. Suites are built around lagoons and blend modern design with 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2645 £235 natural materials while interiors are extremely opulent and all have private plunge pools, 22 Aug-18 Dec 10 £2395 £235 terraces or sun decks, in-room Tequila on arrival, fresh fruit and bottled water daily and Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private satellite TV/CD player – some even have outdoor showers. car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Cancun Airport –30 Elegant Facts minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Lagoon Suite £65 to £80, Deluxe Overwater Lagoon Suite £95 & • 128 suites Beachfront Suite £295 to £385. • SPA: The 17,000ft2 spa, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® is located on its own peaceful private island Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Younger guests can enjoy the Children’s Activity Club, media room and shopping £235 & Club World £1000. outlets while childcare services are also available to guests • Facilities include an 18-hole golf course, 3 swimming pools and non-motorised watersports • The 3 restaurants serve varied cuisine and there’s also a Cigar Bar and a Tequila library • Pampering and indulgent touches – such as over 40 butlers on-site ready to cater to guests’ every whim – ensure an air of exclusivity • The generous layout of the resort does mean it’s more difficult to walk around, however there are golf carts and boats which will speedily transport you wherever you wish • Mosquitoes can be bothersome in the early evening so do take repellent spray or lotion • If it’s calm and tranquillity that you desire then this is a heavenly location Elegant Opinion “Not to be missed is a snorkelling trip along the cenotes that surround the resort – a unique chance to experience the clear waters that spring from subterranean rivers – or a diving excursion to the world’s second largest reef. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 122 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 118. MEXICO Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya Riviera Maya, Mexico Tucked into a private beach fringed by mangroves and overlooking the sapphire-blue waters, Prices per person in a One Bedroom Oceanview Suite, this intimate, Five Diamond-awarded hotel, a ‘Leading Small Hotel of the World’, enjoys a all-inclusive, from: serene location on the Mayan Riviera. Capturing the essence of Mayan culture, courtyards, Depart 7 nights Extra nights fountain-adorned pathways and reflecting pools complement the traditional architecture. Set 3-21 Jan 10 £2295 £235 in fourteen acres of tropical gardens, the spacious one and two bedroom Ocean Front Suites 22 Jan-11 Apr 10 £2435 £255 combine Mexican style with luxurious furnishings and antiques handpicked from around the 12 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1995 £190 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2245 £190 world; the huge bathroom includes a marble tub for two – while the generously sized private 22 Aug-4 Sep 10 £1995 £190 terrace with beautiful ocean views is the perfect place to toast your escape. 5 Sep-31 Oct 10 £1840 £170 1 Nov-18 Dec 10 £2165 £215 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 90 suites car transfers. • SPA: The 24,000ft Thalasso Centre & Spa features ancient Mayan therapies and boasts a 2 TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Cancun Airport – 15 Couples’ Suite overlooking the sea, a saltwater hydrotherapy pool and yoga classes. There’s minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) also a state-of-the-art anti-ageing centre offering a wide range of treatments One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool £45 to £160. • KIDS: Children of 16 years and over are welcome. Children of 12 years and over are Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus welcome at holiday times £235 & Club World £1000. • Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, water centre, beach and a 48ft fully-crewed private catamaran. Guests can also explore local Mayan ruins or play golf nearby Elegant Offers • Fine dining is available at the 4 Diamond-rated La Canoa restaurant while casual beachside, Room Rate Reduction Pan-Asian, Sushi and Mexican cuisine can also be enjoyed at the resort’s 3 other restaurants Stay 7 nights & receive a special reduced rate. • World-class golf, a fresh bottle of Champagne daily, 24-hour in-room dining, catamaran cruise Valid 1 May-31 Oct 10 inclusive. Book by 30 Apr 10. and a reflexology massage are just some of the exceptional features included in the price Elegant Opinion “Join in the Temazcal ceremony (every other day), recognised as a ritual that improves both spiritual and emotional health and is a true taste of Mayan culture.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 123
  • 119. MEXICO NEW Fairmont Mayakobá Riviera Maya, Mexico Situated within the Mayakoba luxury development on the stunning Yucatan Peninsula, Prices per person in a Fairmont Room, meals extra, from: Fairmont Mayakobá is surrounded by canals, shoreline and mangrove forests, yet is within Depart 7 nights Extra nights easy reach of the vibrant city of Playa del Carmen. The resort is perfectly located for enjoying 3-22 Jan 10 £2295 £235 the area’s secluded beaches, eco-parks and Mexico’s ancient culture, while offering a range 23 Jan-26 Apr 10 £2580 £275 of rooms to suit all tastes. All rooms and suites are housed within the traditional low-rise hotel 27 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1850 £170 building or ninety, two-storey Casitas – each with two to four rooms. Accommodation has 1 Jul-24 Aug 10 £2090 £170 the feel of a gracious Mexican home and offers guests a jungle, beach or lagoon view and 22-31 Aug 10 £1850 £170 1 Sep-25 Nov 10 £1760 £155 signature Fairmont beds and sliding doors that open onto a furnished balcony or terrace. 26 Nov-17 Dec 10 £1850 £170 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. • 401 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Cancun Airport – 30 minutes. • SPA: The Willow Stream Spa offers a range of treatments based on local traditions and flora, Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Casita Room from signature experiences to Mayan techniques. The spa also offers a couples’ treatment £20 to £35, Signature Casita £40 to £65, Private Signature Casita Suite room complete with Mexican garden, outdoor shower and whirlpool to enjoy a pampering £495 to £885 & Private Oceanfront Casita Suite £635 to £1015. experience à deux Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: For youngsters there’s a Children’s Club and a babysitting service £235 & Club World £1000. • Recreational facilities include an 18-hole championship golf course and swimming pools • The 4 restaurants and pool bars conveniently serve Mexican and seafood specialities, and an eclectic mix of global cuisine in both formal and informal dining options • Some accommodation is up to a 15-minute walk away from the beach, but a shuttle bus is available to take you there Elegant Opinion “Café Maya is the perfect place in which to stock up with treats, be it the freshly baked bread, chocolate, imported cheese or wines – you may even select all of your favourites to personalise your mini-bar with!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 124 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 120. MEXICO NEW Banyan Tree Mayakobá Riviera Maya, Mexico Banyan Tree Mayakobá is the first all-pool villa resort in the Riviera Maya region. This Mayan- Prices per person in a Garden Pool Villa, meals extra, from: style resort offers a plethora of luxury amenities which sit in harmony with the stunning Depart 7 nights Extra nights natural backdrop that incorporates nine kilometres of lagoons and mangroves which lead to 4 Jan-12 Feb 10 £2810 £290 the Caribbean Sea. The exquisite villas all have at least one private pool and include Garden 13 Feb-30 Apr 10 £3295 £360 Pool Villas with a landscaped garden and outdoor bath; Spa Pool Villas which feature an 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2820 £290 outdoor massage area; Two Bedroom Estuary/Sunrise Lagoon/Sunset Lagoon Pool Villas 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £3060 £290 and expansive Three Bedroom Beach Front Pool Villas ideal for families and friends, with staff 22 Aug-18 Dec 10 £2820 £290 on-hand to create a delicious seafood barbecue to enjoy in the privacy of your garden. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Cancun Airport – 35 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Courtyard • 132 pool villas Pool Villa £15 to £20, Terrace Residence £410 to £515 and Two • SPA: The award-winning Banyan Tree Mayakobá Spa offers an extensive spa treatment menu Bedroom Sunset Pool Villa £625 to £780. • KIDS: Children under 12 years old are not accepted, however this means that there is a Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus high level of tranquillity throughout the resort which is conducive to a truly relaxing stay £235 & Club World £1000. • For recreation there’s an 18-hole championship golf course, snorkelling, diving and a beach club with an infinity-edge swimming pool, oceanside cabanas and a Beach Butler • A choice of 4 restaurants serve a range of Mexican, Thai, Mediterranean and spa cuisine.. The romantic dinner cruise upon ‘Ixchel – Goddess of the Moon’, Banyan Tree’s unique and traditional dining ‘trajinera’, is the perfect gourmet treat for couples • Nestled beside the world’s second largest coral reef, Banyan Tree Mayakobá is the perfect base from which to explore this glorious natural underwater treasure Elegant Opinion “To treat that special someone speak to the Romance Manager to create a magical memory you won’t forget.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 125
  • 121. South America NEW South America presents a staggering diversity of climate and landscape; from spectacular beaches and lush rainforests, to snow-capped volcanoes and penguin-dotted coasts. Its cosmopolitan society is a combination of indigenous people directly descended from powerful ancient empires, or European settlers – a legacy of the Spanish and Portuguese conquests. There’s no shortage of spectacular the historic and modern. A heady mix Atlantic Ocean scenery in Latin America’s third of geographical wonders include the largest country, Peru – it’s practically great interior, much of which is a continent in miniature. The Peruvian covered by the rainforest basin of the Amazon Andes are totally unspoilt, the desert Amazonas states and the Negro river Rainforest coastal plains stretch as far as the which south of the city of Manaus Peru eye can see and the country’s vast joins the Solimoes River to become green carpet of jungle is home to the the River Amazon – one of Brazil’s Brazil Lima greatest diversity of plants and wildlife greatest attractions. The long • Cuzco Picchu Machu • Salvador • •Colca •Lake Titicaca Brazil • Trancosa in the world while Lima, its capital city, coastlines offer impressive landscapes is filled with ornate mansions, temples like the Guanabara bay at Rio de and museums. On the sporting front Janeiro and, of course, world-famous Rio De Janeiro you might be interested to know that beaches including Copacabana and Sao Paulo Pacific Ocean • Iguazú Peru is the birth place of surfing and Ipanema. its rivers offer some of the scariest Argentina white-water rafting rides in the world. Argentina for many is still regarded Buenos Aires Peru attracts those with a passion for as a wild frontier – there are the flat • Bariloche sightseeing and adventure and plains of the pampas, the high peaks without doubt, its greatest attraction of the Andes Mountains and the International Airport is the mist-shrouded Inca citadel of extraordinary landscapes of Machu Picchu, found quite by Patagonia – the Lake District around Glacier National Park Atlantic Ocean accident by the American historian Bariloche the Sierras de Córdoba and • Calafate Hiram Bingham who stumbled upon it Los Glaciares National Park where in 1911 while searching for excellent snow coverage makes this a Vilcabamba. Invisible from below and winter wonderland for skiers and Travel Facts completely self-contained, surrounded snowboarders; in the summer time GMT: Peru – 5 hours; Brazil – 3 hours; Argentina – 3 hours by agricultural terraces sufficient to the trails are perfect for walking, feed the population and watered by mountain biking and horse-riding. Flying Time: Peru From London Heathrow, 16 hours 25 minutes; Brazil From London natural springs, Machu Picchu seems Argentina’s capital meanwhile is an Heathrow, 11 hours 35 minutes; Argentina From London Heathrow, 15 hours 35 minutes. to have been utilised by the Incas as altogether different place. Often Flight Information: Peru British Airways from London Heathrow; Brazil British Airways from a secret ceremonial city. Explore referred to as the Paris of the Pampas London Heathrow, with onward connecting flights to Salvador and Porto Seguro with TAM these ancient ruins and step back in – the Avenida 9 de Julio is said to be Airlines; Argentina British Airways from London Heathrow. Continental Airlines to Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, time – we guarantee the experience modelled on the Champs Elysees, the Edinburgh and Glasgow (via Newark). will be an extraordinary one. well-heeled suburbs are filled with tree-lined boulevards and grand Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1120 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Brazil shares a border with almost maisons, fine restaurants, local every other country in Latin America, boutiques and a distinctly European Weather: Peru The climate varies considerably region by region. The best time to visit Machu with the exception of Chile and café culture. The spirit of Buenos Picchu is May or October when its milder at night and dry and sunny during the day. The rainy season falls from November to March. Avoid February when the Inca Trail is usually closed. Ecuador. You’ll find cosmopolitan Aires however is definitely Latin and Brazil The climate varies from hot and dry in the interior to humid in the rainforests. It can get cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao best exemplified in the tango, its cold on the coast in the south and in the mountains in winter. The rainy seasons occurs from Paulo filled with designer shops and wistfully erotic rhythm is everywhere. January to April in the north, April to July in the north east and November to March in the gourmet restaurants, colourful local Witness local dancers performing it, Rio/Sao Paulo area. Argentina The climate varies from the heat and extensive rains of the sub- markets and inner city villages legs intertwining as they skim across tropical Chaco in the north, through to the pleasant climate of the central Pampas and the sub- complete with local artists and quaint the floor – you could even take a Antarctic cold of the Patagonian Sea in the south. The main central area is temperate, but can thrift shops, while Salvador, boasts a class and learn to tango yourself. be hot and humid during summer (December to February) and cool in winter. complex fusion of European and Health/Visas: Visas are required for Peru. In certain areas of Brazil, precautions against malaria African, offering an intriguing blend of are necessary. See page 180 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. 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  • 123. PERU Highlights of Southern Peru This itinerary takes in some of Peru’s most famous destinations – Machu Picchu, the Inca site of Ollantaytambo in the Urubamba Valley – as well as the opportunity to enjoy two train rides, the Hiram Bingham and the Andean Explorer... Day 1: Lima Arrive Lima: 2 nights Miraflores Park Hotel. During your stay experience a privileged and fascinatingly insightful journey through the culinary fragrances and tastes of Peru, visiting colourful markets and savouring the various dishes. Day 3: Cuzco Fly to Cuzco: 2 nights at Hotel Monasterio. Here you’ll be given a chance to acclimatise and enjoy a walking tour of Cuzco taking in the finest Spanish colonial artwork and Inca stonework. Whilst in Cuzco you’ll also visit the Ollantaytambo Inca site in the Urubamba Valley which boasts some of the finest Inca architecture in Peru. Day 5: Machu Picchu & the Hiram Bingham Train Transfer to Machu Picchu on board the Hiram Bingham Train: 1 night at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge. Travel in luxury through spectacular scenery to The Lost City of the Incas. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided visit of the ruins, undoubtedly the world’s most celebrated archaeological site, then early the next morning you can watch the day unfold in peace and quiet as you’ll practically have the site to yourself. Day 6: The Hiram Bingham Train & Cuzco Transfer back to Cuzco on the Hiram Bingham Train then spend 1 night at Hotel Monasterio. Day 7: Puno & the Andean Explorer Transfer to Puno (Lake Titicaca) on board the Andean Explorer train: 2 nights at Titilaka. The Andean Explorer boasts a fleet of exquisitely decorated coaches that includes a glass-walled, observation deck with an open platform, ideal for enjoying the incredible scenery you’ll be passing through, the Andean Mountains and the Huatanay River, and the rolling Andean plains where alpaca can be seen. A three-course dinner Machu Picchu will be served during the course of the ten-hour journey. Day 8: Day at Leisure Day 9: Colca Activities can be as gentle or active as you like – perhaps a visit to one of the local Transfer to Colca: 2 nights at Casitas del Colca. En route to Colca you’ll reach communities, some kayaking or hiking. maximum altitude at Chuchura (14,764ft). In Colca you’ll visit La Cruz del Condor where you’ll be able to watch the Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) as it soars over the Colca Canyon – using the thermals, it can fly for hours without flapping its wings and, as the largest flying bird in the world, with a weight of more than 10kg and a wingspan of over 3 metres, it’s easy to see why the Incas considered it a sacred bird. Day 11: Lima Transfer to Lima via Arequipa: 1 night at Miraflores Park Hotel. En route you’ll have an opportunity to see the frozen Inca mummies at the Museo Santuarios Andinos. Day 12: Lima & Flight Home Flight home. Before your evening flight home, spend the day browsing the shops and art galleries – you’ll have a driver/guide at your disposal. Visit the Casa Garcia Alvardo a Republican Mansion, still lived in by its owners, who will be your hosts for lunch. Highlights of Southern Peru: 11 nights from £6415 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. This itinerary is only an example of the holiday experience we can create for you. Feel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. Cuzco 128 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 124. PERU NEW Hiram Bingham Train Peru Perfectly recreating the 1920s ‘Golden Age’ of luxury train travel, the Hiram Bingham’s gorgeous blue and gold Pullman-style carriages are fitted out in panelled wood and brass fixtures. The train travels along the very same route that the explorer Hiram Bingham took in 1911 when he discovered the lost Inca settlement, Machu Picchu. During the three and a half hour journey guests pass by lush fields, colourful villages and the Urubamba River; in dining carriages lined with brocade upholstery and filled with linen clad tables, Champagne and gourmet cuisine are served on gleaming tableware as the changing landscape and wonderful vistas of the beautiful Andes unfolds before you. NEW Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Peru Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge stands at the very entrance to the Lost City of the Incas, just a few steps from Machu Picchu. Rooms and suites reflect the Peruvian character using local textiles and handcrafted woods – and many boast the most dramatic views. Individual terraces open onto colourful gardens with breathtaking vistas of the Sacred Mountain beyond. A choice of International dishes and Andean specialities is served in the restaurants, all accompanied by spectacular views. This is the only hotel within the ancient citadel and is the perfect spot both to stargaze and watch the sun rise, totally unhindered by other visitors. NEW Hotel Monasterio Peru Located in a quiet plaza close to Cuzco’s main square, Hotel Monasterio was once a monastery and dates from 1592. The original architecture has been superbly preserved and includes a spectacular Baroque chapel. Elegant rooms and suites reflect both Spanish colonial and modern décor. Ground floor rooms face the private stone courtyard, while upper floor rooms overlook the town’s red- tiled rooftops. There is a choice of restaurants serving Peruvian and International dishes and guests can enjoy a drink in the colonial lobby bar or in the beautiful flower-filled courtyards. And, this is the only hotel to offer oxygen-enriched rooms to combat the effects of altitude. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 129
  • 125. BRAZIL NEW Amazon Premium Clipper Manaus, Brazil With a compact size which allows the vessel to dock at remote spots and hidden locations, a cruise on the Amazon Premium Clipper is a great way to experience some of the Amazon’s most exciting flora and fauna. The air-conditioned boat has sixteen spacious cabins – each with lower beds and private bathroom facilities. On board, entertainment comes in the form of a library, bar, two whirlpools and, unique to the Amazon Premium Clipper, a sun deck which offers panoramic views. Meals are generally buffet style, offering daily specials as well as a variety of fresh foods – sometimes featuring freshly-caught fish from the river. With just the one sitting at meal times, guests are encouraged to share their tales of adventure. NEW Uxua Casa Hotel Trancosco, Brazil The Uxua Casa Hotel is an idyllic interpretation of Bahian design and tropical lifestyle living, a result of the collaborative efforts between Diesel’s creative director, Wilbert Das, and local artisans. Eight colourful casas and one treehouse sit amidst the tropical gardens beside a quartz-lined pool with hydromassage Jacuzzi. All casas feature an indoor and outdoor living room, hi-tech services and a full kitchen or kitchenette, but each possesses its own distinctive character and no two are exactly the same. Guests can enjoy the local facilities or keep themselves to themselves and dine in-house or at the main restaurant. There’s a compact spa and just a five-minute walk takes you to your very own reserved beachside sofa. NEW Pestana Convento do Carmo Salvador, Brazil Located in the picturesque district of Pelourinho in Salvador, this former friary has become Brazil’s first luxury historic hotel. Over the centuries, it has been the stage for major historical events – today it’s a striking blend of colonial architecture, graceful furnishings and some truly outstanding works of art. Surrounded by 400- year-old cloisters, the hotel’s focus is centred on two courtyards; in one, a circular pool doubles up as a decorative fountain at night. Original stone doorways and wooden window seats have been retained in the exquisitely decorated rooms alongside more contemporary touches. Refined Portuguese dishes, boasting local flavours, can be enjoyed in the ancient cloister setting. 130 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 126. BRAZIL Highlights of Brazil From the Amazon basin to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, this itinerary takes in some of Brazil’s most iconic sights… Day 1: London to Sao Paulo Arrive Sao Paulo and travel to Manaus: 3 nights on The Amazon Clipper Premium. This cosy boat travels along the Rio Negro and accommodates just thirty-two people in total. Fully air- conditioned with a sun deck, entertainment deck and dining area, it’s small enough to dock at remote spots which affords you the unique opportunity to observe animals and birds, either on foot or in a canoe. Cruising along the river allows you to witness first-hand how the river affects its surroundings and the lifestyles of the riverside communities. You’ll also be surprised and delighted to discover that its quite safe for you to swim in many of the rivers and in fact, this is one of the most unforgettable experiences of exploring the Amazon. Day 4: Rio de Janiero Fly to Rio de Janeiro: 3 nights at Fasano Hotel. This Phillip Starck designed hotel enjoys a prime location, with many of its rooms offering breathtaking views of Ipanema beach. Highlights of your stay in Rio include: Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer; a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain; a visit to the social project Morrinho – a miniature reproduction of the shanty towns or favelas, made out of bricks and other leftover materials, recreating scenes of everyday life. Day 7: Sao Paulo Fly to Sao Paulo: 1 night at Fasano Hotel. Ideally situated in the Jardins neighbourhood close to Sao Paulo’s shops, restaurants and galleries, this classically chic hotel is also home to the city’s best jazz bar. Sao Paulo is the most cosmopolitan of Brazil’s cities and what it lacks in natural beauty, it makes up for in a host of hip restaurants and bars and a multi-faceted arts and culture scene. The statue of Christ The Redeemer Day 8: Trancoso Fly to Trancoso: 3 nights at Uxua Hotel – one of the newest properties in Trancoso. Guests are accommodated in individually furnished fisherman houses. The picture perfect town dates back as far as the 17th century when it was home to the Jesuits. Today it’s one of the most fashionable beach destinations in the country and the perfect place to unwind and reflect on the highlights of your trip. Day 11: Salvador Fly to Salvador: 2 nights at Pestana Convento do Carmo – commissioned by the Carmelite monks in the 16th century, this landmark building is deeply infused with history and tradition and is ideally located in Pelourinho, a vibrant neighbourhood in the centre of Salvador. Whilst here, enjoy a city tour that takes in the Baroque churches and colonial buildings, galleries, museums and local markets. Day 13: Return to the UK Highlights of Brazil: 12 nights from £4875 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. This itinerary is only an example of the holiday experience we can create for you. Feel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. Ipanema Beach CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 131
  • 127. ARGENTINA Highlights of Argentina This itinerary superbly showcases the scenic contrasts of Argentina, from the energy of Buenos Aires, through magnificent ice fields of Southern Patagonia and on to the lush jungles of the Iguazú Falls… Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrive Buenos Aires: 2 nights at the Alvear Palace Hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the capital city – highlights include the Recoleta quarter; the Palermo gardens and Palermo Viejo, with its designer boutiques and cafés, taking in sculptures, churches, and grand mansions along the way. In the evening enjoy watching Portenos dance the Tango. Day 3: Calafate & the Glacier National Park Fly to Calafate: 2 nights at the Hosteria Los Sauces. With the Glacier National Park close by you’ll have a chance to witness the major glaciers on their journey from the peaks of the Andes into two lakes near the Fitz Roy Mountain Range. Enjoy lake cruises or an ice excursion onto the middle of an ice cap. Day 5: Calafate to Bariloche Fly from Calafate to Bariloche: 3 nights at the Llao Llao Resort & Spa. As part of the captivating region of the Lake District within the Nahuel Huapi National Park there are lake cruises to enjoy and majestic mountains and virgin forests to marvel at. Alternatively, guests can choose to relax in the hotel’s spa or on the golf course. Day 8: Bariloche to Iguazú The golf course at Llao Llao Resort & Spa Fly from Bariloche to Iguazú: 2 nights at the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa. Enjoy an eco-train trip to Devil’s Throat falls – the largest and most breathtaking gorge of the Iguazú falls – and a four-wheel drive along the Yacaratia Trail culminating in a thrilling Highlights of Argentina: 9 nights from £5565 per person boat ride upstream to the main falls. Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers Day 11: Flight Home throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced Fly from Iguazú to Buenos Aires for your flight home. according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. This itinerary is only an example of the holiday experience we can create for you. Feel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. Perito Moreno Glacier, Glacier National Park 132 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 128. ARGENTINA NEW Alvear Palace Hotel Buenos Aires, Argentina Located in the Recoleta district in the heart of Buenos Aires (and not far from the resting place of Eva Peron), with its imposing Louis XV architecture, the Alvear Palace Hotel is not just an historic landmark but the most prestigious hotel in Buenos Aires. The classical theme continues throughout, with a cathedral-like lobby, a dining room modelled after the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and a host of Louis XV-style furniture and exquisite French decorative arts. Its La Prairie spa is one of the largest, most luxurious spas in Buenos Aires and La Bourgogne, has got to be one of South America’s best restaurants. NEW Llao Llao Hotel & Resort Bariloche, Argentina Enjoying panoramic views from its lofty position on the Llao Llao peninsula, the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort resembles a Canadian mountain lodge complete with pine log walls, stone fireplaces and antler chandeliers. Inside, you’ll find a collection of remarkable rooms including the winter garden café – from its glass walls, guests can look out onto the large patio, the hotel’s golf course and Lake Nahuel Huapi beyond. Los Cesares, the signature restaurant, is one of the best in the area and there’s a wonderful spa for guests to relax in and soak up the amazing views. A host of activities ranging from archery to mountain-biking are also available. NEW Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa Iguazú National Park, Argentina The Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa boats a privileged location being the only hotel situated within the boundaries of the Iguazú National Park, within sight of the falls and as such rooms either face the falls or the surrounding jungle. The hotel’s SEDA Spa reflects the energy of its surroundings – alfresco tents allow for contemplative meditation to the accompaniment of nature’s own orchestra (waterfalls, rustling tree leaves and native birds) and treatments have been designed to encourage guests to connect with the natural setting and local culture. A variety of local specialties made from fresh produce can be enjoyed at the Garganta Restaurant. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 133
  • 129. BRAZIL & ARGENTINA Highlights of South America If you’re looking for a more dramatic itinerary why not consider a combination of Brazil and Argentina? You can quite literally pick and choose the areas you want to see and decide the amount of time you want to spend there. Our suggestions on where to stay and what to see can easily be adapted to suit your personal requirements… Day 1: London to Brazil while an exploration of the Southern District will yield up a master silversmith, the Italian Arrive Rio de Janeiro: 3 nights at Santa Teresa Hotel. The locals claim that when district of La Boca, a vintage subway and the oldest part of the city, San Telmo, with its creating the world, God spent a whole day working on Rio, and you’d be forgiven for cobbled stone streets and one-storey, flat-roofed colonial houses. Enjoy a visit to the believing them. Nestled into the hills, flanked by a tropical rainforest and glorious Tigre Delta, a picturesque network of channels and islands that form the Parana River beaches, Rio is definitely one of the world’s most scenic cities. Whilst here, visit Sugar Delta. Glimpses of lavish manors designed for weekend escapes hark back to a Loaf Mountain, take the tram up to the Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the bygone era while the Tigre District’s colourful fruit and craft markets showcase local life Redeemer, and visit the interactive mock-up of favelas as part of the Morrinho project – on the outskirts of the city. During your stay we can arrange for you to enjoy a private you’ll see nothing like this anywhere else in Rio or the world. tango lesson with the most renowned tango teacher and choreographer couple Day 4: Brazil to Argentina followed by El Cabaret, a fantastic show in the Faena Hotel (Philippe Starck designed), Fly to Foz do Iguassu and transfer to Iguazú: 2 nights at Posada Puerto Bemberg. depicting the history of the tango. Whilst here, enjoy a guided tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls and the Day 9: Return to the UK Brazilian National Park before transfering to the Argentinian side. A unique display of sound and fury, the Iguazú Falls are one of the wildest wonders of the world. Higher than Niagra Falls, the force of the water is so great that rising mist prevents you from Highlights of South America: 8 nights from £3950 per person seeing the bottom. On your second day visit the Argentine Falls in the Iguazú National Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers Park. Journey by eco-train across the park, skirting the Upper Iguazú River and the throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced dense vegetation of Puerto Canoas, before taking a stroll across the Catwalks to a according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the balcony that overhangs Devil’s Throat – the largest, most spectacular Fall. Later on, time of booking. enjoy a four-wheel drive across the jungle followed by an exciting boat ride approach to the Falls – be prepared to get wet! Day 6: Buenos Aires NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. This Fly to Buenos Aires: 3 nights at the Nuss Hotel. Whilst in this vibrant city, explore the itinerary is only an example of the holiday experience we can create for you. Feel eclectic architectural sites of both the Northern & Southern districts. The Recoleta’s free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an French architecture, mausoleums, green parks and trendy shopping centre and the itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or Palermo Viejo alongside mansions and palazzos, are typical of the Northern District, less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. Copacabana Beach CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 135
  • 130. North America New York California & Nevada Florida Arizona Miami Canada NEW North America Combinations New York’s a great place to visit on its own but it’s even better when you combine it with other fabulous destinations such as Barbados, The Bahamas, Florida and even Mexico. Likewise, a visit to California can take up an entire holiday but why not consider combining it with a trip to Fiji or the South Pacific* for the holiday experience of a lifetime? We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 999 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants. *Property details can be viewed at www.elegantresorts.co.uk or in our Asia & Australasia 2010 brochure. 136
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  • 132. New York Possibly the most exciting city on the planet, New York remains one of the world’s favourite travel destinations. Its attractions are as famous as the city itself and anyone who has seen a Woody Allen film or a ‘Sex and the City’ episode will probably experience déjà- vu as soon as they arrive at JFK. Culture buffs will, of course, also be in their element – from the Picassos and Monets of the Museum of Modern Art to the dinosaurs of the Museum of Natural History, the choice is endless. For those hankering after a little retail therapy, few places in the world are better for shopping. Do also consider joining a guided walking tour of Lower Manhattan, the single most historic area of the States, taking in Wall Street, the Woolworth building and Ground Zero. Finally, when night falls, there are bars, restaurants, nightclubs and theatres that are famous names throughout the world. KW Central AR Mandarin Oriental, Park LP 65 New York TH T CN • W ST 57 TH ST Jumeirah Essex House• •The Ritz-Carlton New York, E NU AY UE To Union City Central Park UE E AV ADW EN LIN EN • Four Seasons Hotel New York CO UE W AV TH AV LN 42 • The St. Regis New York BRO EN TN N 10 DS H L H 9T AV T 8T QU UE H E EE 5T EN UE NU NS Time New York BR EN AV E UE G AV Square E Library AV NU K EN R TH E4 D PA VE AV 2N To 3R 12 TA W DS D 34 T Long Island City 2N 1S Madison T HS T Sq Gdn UE QU EN UE E E3 NU 4T EE AV EN UE HS NS UE UE E T AV AV M H EN EN EN ID 7T TO AV AV H TH E AV W 6T NU W N 10 H UE H 23 TN H E 5T 9T RD 8T AV EN ST L AV D 3R Hotel • K E2 R 3R PA Gansevoort W 13 • DS T THS Gramercy T New York BLE W 14 TH Park Hotel WEST SIDE HWY E IV E ST KER T DR Greenwich ST UE Village E EL NU EN D R O O SE V VE AV TA AY D To HOLL 2N DW 1S AND TN UE Jersey City L OA AVEN L IN ST BR NK HUDSON FRA 6TH ERY EH OU STO BOW CA NS T NA L ST WIL LIAM SBU RG BRG AY DW MA OA N BR BR HAT O O TAN O KL YN BR BR BRO G G O OKLY To Brooklyn N BATT ERY L TN Climate Guide: New York Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 3 3 7 14 20 25 28 27 26 21 11 5 Rain mm 94 97 91 81 81 84 107 109 86 89 76 91 138
  • 133. Images courtesy of the New York Tourist Board Travel Facts GMT: – 5 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 7 hours 40 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Heathrow; Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow; Continental Airlines from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £885 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: May to June and mid-September to mid-October are particularly pleasant times to visit. July and August can be rather humid, while snow is common in winter. Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on page 180-181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate Elegant Concierge variations etc. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some of these options from our Concierge Team... For some serious shopping enjoy a personal trip with Joan Kauffman – a costume designer for films and commercials by trade, she’ll show you how to dress for any event. Take a helicopter trip around Manhattan for a real birds’ eye view. Treat your beloved, or as a group of friends, enjoy a dinner boat trip along the Hudson. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 139
  • 134. NEW YORK The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park 50 Central Park South, New York The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park brings the brand’s signature luxury to the heart of Elegant Facts Manhattan. The hotel mirrors the elegance of a New York city town house with leading • 259 rooms & suites • SPA: La Prairie at The Ritz-Carlton Spa is the ideal place to relax and unwind names in luxurious touches, such as Frette and Frédéric Fekkai, making their mark in the • KIDS: Children welcome suites appointed with marble bathrooms and luxurious soaking tubs. Dedicated club level • Situated in a fantastic location, Central Park, 5th Avenue, Broadway, accommodation is also available. Rockefeller Center and Lincoln Center are nearby • Seasonal cuisine by Chef Laurent Tourondel is on offer at BLT Market, the stunning, casually elegant restaurant • A royal favourite, the hotel has AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star awards, and was also included in Condé Nast Traveller’s 2009 ‘Gold List’ • Quietly elegant without being too formal, it is very child-friendly with pull-out sofa beds in suites and youngsters provided with in-room cookies and milk • Some rooms feel a little compact at 425ft2 however suites are all spacious with even the most bijou measuring in at 790ft2 Elegant Opinion “Look for the concierges wearing the crossed golden keys, they are members of Les Clefs d’Or, a prestigious international organisation consisting of select PRICES: 3 nights from £890 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £995 (1 Jul-7 Sep 10) & from £1160 concierges; nine out of the ten conceierges here are members.” (8 Sep-16 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, 45 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Jumeirah Essex House 160 Central Park South, New York One of New York’s premier Art Deco masterpieces, nestled between the beauty of Central Elegant Facts Park and the buzz of Broadway, Jumeirah Essex House combines landmark status with a • 509 rooms & suites • SPA: The spa offers a full range of treatments, a sauna and steam bath truly outstanding location. After a 2007 restoration to its original Art Deco grandeur, the • KIDS: Children welcome décor throughout the rooms and suites captures the glory days of the ‘Golden Age of Travel’, • Enjoying a superb location, Jumeirah Essex House is ideally placed for while providing the very latest in contemporary comfort including HD LCD flat panel TVs. designer shopping, Broadway, museums and Central Park • Of the 2 restaurants South Gate offers seasonally inspired American cuisine and over 1200 wine selections; traditional afternoon tea is served in beautiful Art Deco surroundings • Jumeirah Essex House was the recipient of the accolade of ‘Best Hotel in Eastern United States’ at the World Travel Awards 2008 • The hi-tech lights and in-room television controls can be a little confusing to operate, however hotel staff are happy to provide a brief tutorial on arrival Elegant Opinion “The hotel is unique in having an Art Curator on staff who manages a property-wide art programme infused with a Central Park theme so be sure to take a closer look as you walk around.” PRICES: 3 nights from £890 per person (2 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1235 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £1560 (22 Aug-19 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing an Essex Queen Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 45 minutes. 140 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 135. NEW YORK Mandarin Oriental, New York 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York Elevated in the higher echelons of the Time Warner Centre, this relative newcomer set Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, meals extra, from: tongues wagging across town on its arrival – and with good reason. Award-winning Depart 7 nights Extra nights Mandarin Oriental, New York’s distinctive Oriental finesse offers a luxurious base in the centre 1 Jan-30 Jun 10 £745 £180 of Manhattan from which to take in New York’s finest. In the city that never sleeps, everything 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1135 £180 from culture to couture and cuisine is readily available on your doorstep. The east-meets- 22 Aug-7 Sep 10 £895 £180 west theme continues to striking effect in the elegant 1940s styling of the rooms and suites 8 Sep-12 Dec 10 £1040 £225 – as do the stunning views of Central Park, the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline that Price includes flights from London with British Airways. are so much a feature here. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy – 45 minutes. Room supplements from (per Elegant Facts person, per night) Deluxe Room £45, Hudson Riverview Room £90, Central Parkview Room £135 & Mandarin Executive Suite £270. • 248 rooms & suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • SPA: The 14,500ft2 spa with floor-to-ceiling-glass windows and amazing views, features vitality £195 & Club World £850. pools, amethyst crystal steam rooms and a 75ft indoor pool • KIDS: You’ll find the excellent concierge team’s knowledge of family-focused activities invaluable as they are delighted to arrange outings appropriate to a family’s ages and interests • The hotel’s outstanding Columbus Circle location is close to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 5th Avenue shopping, Broadway and Times Square • Contemporary cuisine with an Asian flair is complemented by a wall of 1,300 bottles of wine in Asiate, one of the most popular dining venues in New York. Elsewhere, the Lobby Lounge serves afternoon teas and MObar, creative evening cocktails • Each room and suite has state-of-the-art home entertainment and communication equipment • While the hotel is certainly at the heart of busy Manhattan, scenic tranquillity abounds here Elegant Opinion “There is no better place to sit and enjoy an early evening cocktail than in the Lobby Lounge. With the dramatic Manhattan skyline and Central Park as your backdrop, it is simply perfect!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 141
  • 136. NEW YORK Four Seasons Hotel New York 57 East 57th Street, New York Take one of the most famous names in hotel hospitality; place it at the heart of one of the Elegant Facts world’s most exciting cities; raise it over fifty-two floors, ensuring breathtaking vistas from • 368 rooms & suites • SPA: The 5,000ft2 fitness centre and spa features a wide range of treatments every window, and it can only be the Four Seasons Hotel New York. Home to The Bar – one • KIDS: Younger guests are treated to welcome amenities and snacks, a of the city’s hottest hangouts and birthplace of the Martini Renaissance – the Four Seasons complimentary DVD and games library and special children’s menus at all is also renowned for its contemporary, oversized guest rooms and suites. dining venues • The hotel enjoys a fantastic location off Madison Avenue and is perfectly placed for designer shopping, Broadway, Times Square and Carnegie Hall • Exquisite French cuisine is presented in the stunning main restaurant • Designed by the architect I. M. Pei, who also designed the Louvre’s famed glass pyramid, the hotel incurred the highest construction cost per room of any hotel in the world when built. Guest rooms are among the largest in Manhattan and boast oversized picture windows. Additional touches include 200-thread count linens and sumptuous bathrooms with 60-second fill baths Elegant Opinion “After a hard day of shopping or sightseeing finish the day with a Big Apple Antioxidant treatment in the spa. Pure bliss!” PRICES: 3 nights from £1270 per person (1 Jan-31 Mar 10), from £1370 (1 Apr-21 Aug 10) & from £1235 (22 Aug-19 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 45 minutes. NEW The St. Regis New York 2 East 55th Street at 5th Avenue, New York The St. Regis ranks as one of the world’s top hotels – boasting the much coveted AAA Five Elegant Facts Diamond award – and is a member of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. A classic Beaux Arts • 229 rooms & suites • SPA: Facials and massages are delivered in the luxurious surroundings of hotel, it was built in 1904 and is ideally situated just off Fifth Avenue in the heart of Midtown the Remède Spa – even with Champagne and truffles, if you wish Manhattan. Louis XVI-style furniture, crystal chandeliers and silk wall coverings personalise • KIDS: Children are welcome and a babysitting service is available the guest rooms and suites, while butlers provide impeccable service around–the-clock. • The hotel has a boutique and a fitness centre while guests also have complimentary access to the swimming pool at the Sheraton Manhattan, a five-minute walk away • There are 2 restaurants, including the new signature venue by chef Alain Ducasse, as well as the King Cole Bar – the birthplace of the Bloody Mary • The hotel is located in the heart of the theatre district and the hotel’s concierge will be happy to pre-book tickets to a Broadway show for you • For the ultimate in indulgence, choose a relaxing soak from the selection on the exclusive Signature Bath Menu Elegant Opinion “The flowers in the St. Regis Hotel are simply amazing – when you walk into the lobby what hits you first is the fabulous smell of the flowers, followed by a PRICES: 3 nights from £1085 (1 Jan-30 Jun 10 from, £1090 (1 Jul-6 Sep 10) & from £1340 (7 Sep- view of the masterpiece itself in front of you.” 11 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, 45 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 142 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 137. NEW YORK Hotel Gansevoort 18 9th Avenue, New York As one of the first luxury hotels in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, Hotel Gansevoort’s Elegant Facts rooms and suites are contemporary in design and have complimentary wi-fi, LCD TVs, CD • 187 rooms & 23 suites • SPA: Relax by day in the 4,300 ft2 full-service spa complete with 3 ambient players, iPod docking stations, and even have in-room safes that accommodate laptops. If infinity-edge hydro pools guests can tear themselves away from the 360° panoramic views of New York City, then it’s • KIDS: Children welcome just a short walk to some of the city’s hottest boutiques and restaurants. • Facilities include a 45ft heated rooftop pool, hair salon and fitness centre • There’s Ono, the restaurant and bar, and Plunge, the rooftop bar and lounge • Many of the rooms and suites have bay-seating-nooks and step-out balconies where you can watch sunsets over the Hudson River, and all include luxurious touches such as 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens and feather beds • Once the temperature drops the rooftop pool is covered until April, however it does mean that the pool can be used 365 days a year Elegant Opinion “Definately the best place to start an evening in New York is at Plunge Gansevoort's rooftop bar.” PRICES: 3 nights from £670 per person (2 Jan-6 Jul 10), from £895 (7 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £880 (22 Aug-13 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation only, and For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, includes flights from London with British Airways. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – 45 minutes. Gramercy Park Hotel 2 Lexington Avenue, New York Condé Nast Traveller calls it a “stroke of genius” and it’s not hard to see why. Gramercy Park Elegant Facts hotel has an eclectic history and bohemian heritage which Ian Schrager brilliantly accesses • 185 rooms & suites, 6 custom Gramercy Suites and a Penthouse • SPA: Aerospa boasts up-to-the-minute treatments in an intimate setting through innovative design. The lobby sees Moroccan tiles and hand-woven rugs combine • KIDS: Children welcome with red velvet curtains and custom-made Venetian glass chandeliers, whilst the hotel’s walls • Facilities include a gymnasium and steam bath are adorned with work from 20th century greats including Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. • The Gramercy Park Hotel has an Oriental restaurant. Socialise in style at the hotel’s glamorous Jade Bar or Rose Bar (voted ‘Best Hotel Bar in New York City’ by Citysearch), or the exclusive Private Roof Club and Garden with its 16th floor position and retractable roof • Rooms boast custom-sculpted oversized soaking tubs or showers, ‘Best Of’ collection of toiletries, specially-designed tee shirt and personal fragrance service courtesy of Le Labo • The hotel’s décor is considered by some to be dark, but its Renaissance palette and use of hard woods are a true statement of individuality Elegant Opinion “The new Danny Meyer Italian restaurant opening late in 2009 will be the place to dine in New York.” PRICES: 3 nights from £735 per person (2 Jan-20 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from John F Kennedy Airport – For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, 45 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 143
  • 138. Florida Florida revels in its role as the world’s favourite playground. Yet its never-ending beaches, easy-going lifestyle and world-famous theme parks only tell part of the Sunshine State’s story. The Keys are testiment to its enduring love affair with the sea; the Everglades are a fascinating wilderness left pretty much as nature intended; and the vibrant Latino culture of Miami has transformed it into one of America’s most fashionable cities. For white-knuckle rides and breakfasts with Goofy, Orlando is the place for you, with Walt Disney World’s four different theme parks, Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure providing endless hours of fun. (Do pre-book entrance tickets before you go with our reservations team). The East Coast’s affluent Palm Beach gives way to the designer boutiques of Worth Avenue and the manicured greens of countless golf courses, while endless white sand beaches can be found on the Gulf Coast’s resort of Naples. Image courtesy of the Florida Tourist Board Atlantic Ocean Orlando International Airport Orlando ® Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Gulf Of LOEWS Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando® Resort Reunion Resort Mexico Florida International Airport Palm Beach The The Breakers Everglades The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach Naples The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Miami International Airport Travel Facts Elegant Concierge GMT: – 5 hours. If you want to get out and about, why not consider some Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 9 hours 45 minutes. of these options from our Concierge Team... Flight Information: Miami British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow. Orlando British Airways from Gatwick; Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick and Manchester. Travel Arrangements Don’t forget we can help with your travel arrangements by booking you tickets for Cirque Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £695 (British Airways) per person, each du Soliel or any of the theme parks and arranging for you to swim with dolphins at way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Discovery Cove. Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit is between November and May, with long, sunny days. From June to October, expect extremely high temperatures and increased humidity. Also, see page 180. Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on page 181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. 144
  • 139. FLORIDA Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2009 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. LOEWS Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida Experience luxury with an Italian accent at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Here at this Prices per person in a Garden View Room, meals extra, from: stunning re-creation of the Mediterranean seaside village of Portofino, you’ll enjoy the Depart 7 nights Extra nights authentic music, food and warm hospitality of Italy, along with the finest in European 4 Jan-11 Feb 10 £1365 £95 elegance and world-class Loews service. This hotel features an opulent spa, three themed 12 Feb-25 Mar 10 £1525 £125 swimming pools and exceptional dining. Staying at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is the ultimate 26 Mar-10 Apr 10 £1680 £145 way to experience Orlando’s most exciting vacation destination, putting you within easy 11 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1440 £110 walking distance of both Universal Orlando® Resort theme parks and the Universal CityWalk® 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1640 £110 22 Aug-07 Oct 10 £1380 £95 entertainment complex. 8 Oct-27 Nov 10 £1460 £115 28 Nov-18 Dec 10 £1380 £95 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • 750 rooms & 45 suites car transfers. • SPA: The world-class Mandara Spa® offers a wide range of massages and treatments TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Orlando Airport – • KIDS: Campo Portofino® children’s activity centre provides fun for 4 to 14-year-olds 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Bayview (local charge applies) Room £10 to £15, Deluxe Room £20 to £25 & Portofino Club Room • For recreation you’ll find access to the area’s finest golf courses and a superb choice of £40 to £50. designer outlet malls nearby Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Eight restaurants and lounges offer authentic Italian delicacies from one end of the country to £235 & Club World £665. the other • The hotel is perfect for honeymooners and families alike and all are assured superb service • Guests jump the queues free all day at both Universal Orlando theme parks: Universal Studios® and Universal’s Islands at participating rides and attractions (theme park tickets must be purchased separately) Elegant Opinion “Be sure to book the Club Level and receive the added benefits of meal presentations in the lounge throughout the day.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 145
  • 140. FLORIDA NEW Reunion Resort Orlando, Florida Although Orlando’s theme parks are nearby, Reunion Resort’s facilities might make it hard to Prices per person in a One Bedroom Superior Room, leave. Guests have access to three championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, meals extra, from: Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson – non-golfers will enjoy the luxuriant fairway vistas which can Depart 7 nights Extra nights also be viewed from most of the resort's apartments. For families and groups there are fully 1 Jan-30 Jun 10 £1265 £85 serviced luxury apartments and private homes, some with private pools, each equipped with 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1535 £85 high-speed Internet access and first-class kitchen appliances. There are ten swimming 22 Aug-18 Dec 10 £1275 £85 pools, six tennis courts and bikes for hire to explore the nature trails. With its own water park Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private complete with, slides, lazy rivers and pools the resort really has something for everyone. car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Orlando Airport – 40 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Two Bed Elegant Facts Superior Room £120, Three Bedroom Dluxe Home £120 & Three • 325 guest rooms Bedroom Superior Home with Pool £320. • SPA: The spa is a great place to retreat to for some relaxation and eco-friendly treatments Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Children will be kept busy with the Kids Crew™ programme which is supervised by £235 & Club World £665. a team of professional staff • Nearby leisure facilities include Walt Disney World® Resort, just 10 kms away, and Universal Studios, which is 25 minutes away • There are numerous restaurants to dine in but you can also cook in your stylishly furnished villa’s fully-equipped kitchen. Enjoy a cocktail nightcap at Eleven at the Reunion Grande, take in the spectacular views from the rooftop and see the fireworks at the theme parks • Check-in is swift and seamless via a personal concierge service • Conveniently, the entire resort is totally cashless. You pay for everything using your room card • If you are looking for all the services and luxury of a 5 Star plus hotel, but with the conveniences you can only get from a villa or apartment, this is the place for you Elegant Opinion “Hire a bike and explore the resort in a different way, with 2,300 acres of grounds it will be fun for the whole family.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 146 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 141. FLORIDA Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida Disney’s flagship resort and the crown jewel of the Walt Disney World Resort, The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa draws its inspiration from Florida seaside ‘palace hotels’ of 19th century America’s Gilded Age. Red-gabled roofs, rambling verandahs and brick chimneys embody its turn-of-the-century design and high-buttoned Victorian elegance. Positioned on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, it commands spectacular views of Cinderella’s Castle and the Wishes fireworks display and offers direct monorail access to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. The resort features a health club and spa, an excellent range of dining options (including a buffet-style dining experience featuring live appearances from some of Disney’s most famous characters), two pools, a beach, the Mouseketeer Club for children from four to twelve years old, tennis and a jogging trail. All rooms and suites are ideal for couples or families, with king-size or two queen-size beds and private balcony. Club level accommodation is also available. For further information or to make reservations at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort or Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, please call us on 01244 897 999. Elegant Facts • Disney’s Magical Express Service collects specially-tagged luggage from Orlando International Airport and delivers it to your Walt Disney World Resort room • Grand 1, the Grand Floridian’s 44ft yacht, is available for private charter by guests to cruise the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake • The famous character breakfasts are extremely popular and book up very quickly so do reserve your place early to avoid disappointment • Magic Kingdom and Epcot can be accessed directly from the hotel by monorail Elegant Opinion “If you fancy some adult time during the evening leave the children in the capable hands of the Mouseketeer Club where they will enjoy an evening of fun filled activities.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 147
  • 142. FLORIDA The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes Orlando, Florida The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes offers every conceivable indulgence including Prices per person in a Deluxe Garden View Room, expansive rooms with hand-painted Italian furnishings, large private balconies and Bvlgari meals extra, from: toiletries, suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Level Rooms. Situated within five-hundred lush acres Depart 7 nights Extra nights at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and close to Florida’s famous theme parks – 1 Jan-29 Mar 10 £1580 £130 take a trip to Discovery Cove and swim with the Dolphins – it offers a wide selection of 30 Mar-26 May 10 £1425 £110 facilities for families and couples alike. With three floodlit tennis courts and an eighteen-hole 27 May-30 Jun 10 £1195 £75 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1465 £75 championship golf course designed by Greg Norman, there are a wide selection of options 22 Aug-9 Oct 10 £1195 £75 here to tempt you during your stay. 10 Oct-18 Dec 10 £1435 £110 Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. • 584 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Orlando Airport – • SPA: The 40,000ft spa features an outdoor lap pool, Carita Salon, a Wellness Centre and café 2 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe • KIDS: Ritz Kids programme provides activities for 5 to 12-year-olds Lakeview Room £10 & Executive Suite £85 to £135. • Facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre, eco-tours, fly fishing school and ropes course Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Fine dining or more casual cuisine can be enjoyed at the 11 dining options £235 & Club World £665. • A covered walkway connects with the nearby JW Marriott hotel so guests can access additional restaurants and a child-friendly lazy river pool Elegant Offers • As you’d expect from a Ritz-Carlton property, service is superb and innovative elements such Complimentary Night as the Golf Caddie Concierge programme add something special to guests’ stay. Caddies are Stay 4 for 3. mandatory on the 18-hole golf course, and for just $20 guests can rent clubs and receive all Valid 3 Jan-20 Dec10 inclusive. day access to the driving range, putting and chipping greens Elegant Opinion “Don’t miss Grande Lakes Outfitters eco-tours – take a guided canoe or kayak tour of Shingle Creek and experience the unknown Orlando.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 148 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 143. FLORIDA The Ritz-Carlton, Naples Naples, Florida On southwest Florida’s ‘Paradise Coast’, where over 80% of the land is protected in nature Prices per person in a Coastalview Room, meals extra, from: reserves and beautiful beach communities abound, Naples (and its pier) provides a Depart 7 nights Extra nights shopping, dining and sunset-viewing hub. It is also home to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, an 1 Jan-10 Apr 10 £2040 £175 AAA Five Diamond resort that combines its signature luxury with the region’s laidback 11 Apr-22 May 10 £1685 £125 lifestyle. Wake up in the morning to spectacular views down the coast, watch the day close 23 May-30 Jun 10 £1310 £70 with warm golden sunsets over its waters and in between, enjoy being pampered at the 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1550 £70 resort’s elegant spa. Three miles of pristine beach and outstanding leisure amenities make 22 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1310 £70 1 Nov-18 Dec 10 £1685 £125 the very most of the never-ending sun, sand and sea. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 2 hours. • 450 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Gulf Front Room • SPA: The Ritz-Carlton Spa at Naples features rejuvenating steam rooms, saunas, aqua lounges £20 to £50. and an outdoor mineral pool, while all treatment rooms have iPod docking stations Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: The children’s programme, Nature’s Wonders, is the ideal choice for youngsters £235 & Club World £1000. from 5 to 12 years old and offers aquariums and touch tanks, a Summer Camp, a games room and watersports Elegant Offers • Guests can enjoy the facilities at sister hotel The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples Complimentary Nights • The 6 restaurants provide everything from family-friendly Italian to seafood and healthy cuisine Stay 7 for 6; 5 for 4. • Ultra-luxurious rooms feature Frette linens, LCD television, DVD player, iPod docking station, Valid 23 May-24 Dec10 inclusive. Bvlgari toiletries and dazzling views • Service is out-of-this-world with staff dedicated to exceeding every guest’s expectations • Very family-friendly, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples includes a nanny service ensuring mum and dad have the option of some ‘me’ time Elegant Opinion “Featuring a stunning 150-gallon fish tank, the resort’s new Sushi Bar is the perfect place to sample the gourmet delights on offer in a traditional Japanese-inspired environment!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 149
  • 144. FLORIDA The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida Not just a luxurious oceanfront hotel, The Breakers is also a legendary American resort, Prices per person in a Superior Partial Oceanview Room, enjoying a prime location in Palm Beach. Set amidst 140 acres of breathtaking ocean front meals extra, from: and inspired by the magnificent Italian Renaissance villas, its timeless atmosphere reflects Depart 7 nights Extra nights the elegant comforts of a grand residence. Ongoing improvements have created outstanding 4 Jan-4 Apr 10 £1815 £170 facilities inside and out including luxuriously designed rooms and suites to fit all styles, 5-10 Apr 10 £1595 £140 furnished in complementary hues of coral and teal, and boasting magnificent garden, golf 11 Apr-2 May 10 £1765 £140 course or ocean views. Add to this access to one of the area’s most all-encompassing 3-22 May 10 £1440 £90 23-31 May 10 £1280 £90 leisure resorts and you’ll find a prestigious Palm Beach hotel suitable for all. 1 Jun-30 Sep 10 £1160 £75 1-31 Oct 10 £1280 £90 Elegant Facts 1-30 Nov10 £1730 £135 • 540 rooms & suites 1-19 Dec 10 £1440 £90 • SPA: The 20,000ft2 luxury oceanfront Guerlain spa with 18 private treatments rooms, including Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private the new Oceanfront Sanctuary, offers a tempting range of treatments and therapies car transfers. • KIDS: The Family Entertainment Centre offers a range of activities for children to enjoy and has TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 1 hour, 15 an arcade, movie room, toddlers’ play room and an oceanfront heated pool. There’s even a minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room junior golf academy for youngsters £25 to £90, Flagler Club Islandview Room £40 to £210 & Superior • Leisure facilities include 5 oceanside pools, 4 whirlpool spas, tennis, a fitness centre and Suite £90 to £335. watersports. Golfers will enjoy the world-class golf instruction, school and clinics at the Golf Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus Academy along with playing the 2 18-hole championship golf courses £235 & Club World £1000. • Innovative European, Asian and American-inspired cuisine is available at 9 excellent restaurants Elegant Offers • Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing break to unwind and recharge, at this AAA Five Diamond resort you can do as much or as little as you desire Complimentary Meals • Extremely popular, the hotel can get busy, however the excellent service is always prompt Stay 7 nights & receive free continental breakfast. Valid 1 Jun-30 Sep 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Stay at the famous ‘Flagler Club’ and enjoy the residential feel and second-to-none knowledge of Bernard Nicole, the famous Chief Concierge.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 150 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 145. FLORIDA The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach Palm Beach, Florida Drawn by its natural beauty, people flock from all over the world to enjoy Palm Beach – a Prices per person in a Resortview Room, meals extra, from: playground for sun-seekers, watersports enthusiasts and shoppers. It’s a description that Depart 7 nights Extra nights could equally be applied to The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach – basking in the cool ocean 2 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1515 £125 breezes and the warm sunlight of its golden, seven-acre beach it boasts refined beauty, a 1 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1285 £90 graceful atmosphere and impeccable service. Guest rooms and suites are beautifully 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1345 £65 decorated in a palette of mandarin and pale greens and boast glorious views, flat-screen TVs 22 Aug-20 Dec 10 £1285 £90 and a private balcony. For a dedicated concierge, take the Club Level accommodation and Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private for direct beach access, a ground-level Lanai Terrace Room would be perfect. car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 1 hour, 15 Elegant Facts minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanfront Room £35 to £40, Club Guestroom £50 to £55 & Oceanfront Suite • 310 rooms & suites £110 to £120. • SPA: The supremely glamorous 42,000ft Eau Spa offers a variety of fabulous treatments 2 Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: For youngsters there’s the AquaNuts children’s programme (for 5 to 12-year-olds) and the £235 & Club World £1000. Coast teens programme (for 13 to 17-year-olds) • Leisure facilities include 2 outdoor pools, a fitness centre, tennis and watersports Elegant Offers • International cuisine to inspire even the most discerning palate is served in the 3 restaurants Complimentary Nights • This Mediterranean-style Mobil Five Star property is set on 7 acres of golden sugar-sand Stay 7 for 6; 4 for 3. beaches and lush tropical gardens – perfect surroundings for a relaxing getaway Valid 2 Jan-10 Feb, 16 Feb-31 Mar & 5 Apr-24 Nov 10 inclusive. • A $100 million programme of refurbishment included the creation of the sumptuous Eau Spa Resort Credit and the 3,000ft2 oceanfront terrace with firepit Stay 7 nights and receive a US$150 Resort Credit. • Service here is excellent – just what you’d expect from this award-winning Ritz-Carlton hotel Valid 6 Apr-20 Dec 10 inclusive. • The hotel is located on the ultra-exclusive Palm Beach Island, which is a few miles from the city, but the concierge will happily arrange a taxi Elegant Opinion “A great place for lunch is Temple Orange Restaurant, take a table on the terrace and enjoy the sumptuous Italian fare.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 151
  • 146. Miami As the gateway to South and Central America, Miami is very popular with international visitors – but let’s not discount its other appealing attributes – such as the year-round sunny weather, flamboyant style, exciting nightlife and a host of fantastic restaurants and gorgeous bars. There’s plenty to see and do in this ultra modern city; take a stroll along Ocean Drive and amidst the swaying palms and balmy tropical breezes you’ll discover the Art Deco district as well as Gianni Versace’s former oceanfront mansion. Miami’s all about the ocean with its crisp white parasols and wooden decking while South Beach runs along the glittering shoreline and is dotted with a host of Baywatch-style lifeguard posts. For retail therapy check out Miami’s waterfront Bal Harbour shops boasting big-brand stores such as CHANEL and D&G, Pucci, Hermes and Jimmy Choo. Finally, no trip to Miami would be complete without a visit to Little Havana, especially exciting during the annual Calle Ocho street festival when residents dance to a salsa beat. Images courtesy of the Florida Tourist Board Atlantic Ocean Orlando International Airport ® Gulf Of Mexico Florida International Airport The Everglades Miami International Airport Miami Key Biscayne Mandarin Oriental, Miami The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne The Setai Acqualina Fontainbleau Miami Beach Travel Facts GMT: – 5 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 9 hours 45 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1020 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Best time to visit is between November and May, with long, sunny days. From June to October, expect extremely high temperatures and increased humidity. Also, see page 180. Elegant Concierge Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on If you want to get out and about, why not consider this option from our Concierge Team... page 180-181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be If you can, do take the Everglades Airboat Tour – it will give you a completely different advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate perspective of Miami. variations etc. 152
  • 147. MIAMI Mandarin Oriental, Miami Brickell Key, Miami In the ultimate party town, it’s vital to have the ultimate sanctuary in which to recharge your Prices per person in a Superior Room, meals extra, from: energy levels. Mandarin Oriental, Miami offers just that, complete with private sands, where Depart 7 nights Extra nights Beach Club Butlers offer chilled towels, Evian misters and fruit sorbets. Rooms capture the 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £1170 £150 city’s energy, its vibrant Latin ambience balanced by dark woods, white linens, vivid artworks 1-21 Apr 10 £1915 £150 and large windows that fill the room with light, while each also has a terrace with water view, 22 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1485 £110 thanks to the hotel’s prestigious Brickell Key setting. The five-star Spa at Mandarin Oriental 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1630 £110 Miami offers a holistic sanctuary in which to relax and rejuvenate. The two dynamic 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 £1375 £75 1 Oct-21 Nov 10 £1535 £75 waterfront restaurants offer vibrant culinary creations to delight the most discerning palate. 22 Nov-18 Dec 10 £1375 £75 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. • 326 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 25 minutes. • SPA: The 15,000ft2 award-winning spa has 17 private treatment rooms and offers innovative, Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room £20, restorative treatments inspired by the ancient traditions of Asian and European cultures Mandarin Executive Suite £35 to £55 & Dynasty Suite £75 to £135. • KIDS: There’s a supervised Mini MO Kids’ Club for children aged 5 to 12 years old Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Facilities include an infinity-edge swimming pool, a private beach, the Oasis Beach Club with £235 & Club World £1000. spa cabanas and custom-programmed iPods and CD players, and a fitness centre • A fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine is presented in the 2 stylish restaurants while Elegant Offers M-Bar specialises in 250 different types of Martinis and offers fine wines by the glass Complimentary Night • Fans of Mandarin Oriental, Miami include celebrities looking for time away from the limelight Stay 7 for 6; 4 for 3. • In terms of the hotel’s location, guests do require taxi transfers into the city however, its Valid 22 Apr-30 Sep 10 inclusive. waterfront position is definitely well worth it. Meanwhile for beach lovers, South Beach is only 15 minutes away but the hotel has cunningly created its own white sand haven on-site meaning you don’t even have to make the trip if you fancy a spot of sun-worshipping on sand Elegant Opinion “Take part in the Miami Everglades Package and help preserve this Unesco World Heritage Site, as well as experiencing this exotic and unique environment.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 153
  • 148. MIAMI Acqualina Sunny Isles Beach, Miami With the resort’s sophisticated fountains and elegant archways, you could be forgiven for Prices per person in an Intracoastal Room, meals extra, from: thinking you were in the Mediterranean, but combined with its lush tropical gardens and Depart 7 nights Extra nights superb beachfront location it becomes clear that it’s an ultra-luxurious South-Floridian hotel. 6 Jan-12 Apr 10 £1865 £185 Boasting four and a half acres of land bordering prime Atlantic Ocean coastline, Acqualina 13 Apr-24 May 10 £1495 £135 enjoys the pristine white sands of Sunny Isles Beach. Rooms are richly appointed with 25 May-30 Jun 10 £1435 £125 classic furniture and soft furnishings, marble-floored bathrooms and spacious private 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1680 £125 terraces with great views, while the public areas are simply beautiful. Acqualina is a haven 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 £1435 £125 1 Oct-23 Dec 10 £1495 £135 where you can indulge, relax or explore in supreme style. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 30 minutes. • 97 rooms & suites and 188 residences Room supplements from (per person, per night) Oceanfront Classic • SPA: There’s a fabulous 20,000ft2 ESPA spa (the first in the USA) Suite £120 to £140, One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite £185 to £215 & • KIDS: Youngsters can enjoy the AcquaMarine children’s programme (for 5 to 12-year-olds), Deluxe Oceanfront Suite £210 to £250. access arts and crafts through the Children’s Centre or even indulge in manicures or pedicures Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus at the spa. There isn’t a huge amount pre-planned for teenagers though, so it may be worth £235 & Club World £1000. taking some games and books with you • Leisure facilities for water lovers include a Zero Entry pool near the beach, an oceanfront recreation pool and a tranquillity adult-only pool, as well as the spa’s own private pool and hot Jacuzzi. Other facilities include golf and tennis nearby, and free transfers to local attractions such as Aventura and Bal Harbour Malls, which are a short distance away from the hotel • There are 3 oceanfront dining areas including the acclaimed Il Mulino New York restaurant • High levels of customer service are evident throughout, from the superb concierge to the Beach Butlers who are on-hand with water sprays or sun protection lotion Elegant Opinion “There is no better place to enjoy lunch than at Costa Grill – sit with your toes in the sand and watch the sights and sounds of Miami go by!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 154 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 149. MIAMI The Setai South Beach, Miami A meticulously replicated Art Deco landmark, originally built in the 1930s as the famed Prices per person in a Studio Suite Cityview, meals extra, from: Dempsey Vanderbilt Hotel, The Setai is a magnificent oceanfront resort set in an oasis of Depart 7 nights Extra nights pools and tropical gardens that lead down to a gorgeous stretch of white South Beach 2 Jan-30 Apr 10 £2665 £295 sands. Inside, soft silhouettes, clean lines, striking surroundings and understated elegance 1 May-30 Jun 10 £2110 £220 encapsulate the ambience of the rooms and one to three bedroom suites with extravagant 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2350 £220 black granite-clad baths, striking teak floors and day-beds, and fine silk fabrics add a 22 Aug-30 Sep 10 £2110 £220 calming Asian influence. Add to this Adrian Zecha’s signature passions for service and 1 Oct-20 Dec 10 £2740 £310 individual privacy and this is what urban legends are made of. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 25 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Studio Suite Courtyard • 130 rooms & suites £40 to £50, One Bedroom Suite £120 to £160 & • SPA: The oceanfront spa offers yoga, personal training, mat Pilates and soothing treatments Bi-Level Suite £160 to £200. • KIDS: Children welcome Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, 3 beachfront pools (which vary in temperature from £235 & Club World £1000. very cool to warm) and a boutique. Watersports, golf, tennis, scuba-diving and a private yacht are available nearby and upon request Elegant Offers • Asian, modern comfort food, French and Mediterranean cuisine are offered at the 3 dining Complimentary Night venues. However, the Concierge is excellent, with great contacts at many of the ‘booked-up’ Stay 7 for 6; 4 for 3. restaurants locally, if you fancy dining out in the evening Valid 1 May-30 Nov 10 inclusive. • Rooms in both of The Setai’s buildings, The Art Deco and The Tower, boast walk-in rainfall showers, Lavazza espresso makers and Bose® entertainment systems. Views from the suites do vary so do request an ocean view when booking if this is important to you Elegant Opinion “Don’t miss the extraordinary Asian Sunday Brunch where chefs from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Singapore prepare authentic Asian flavours, as well as the old classics.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 155
  • 150. MIAMI NEW Fontainebleau Miami Beach Miami Beach, Miami Fontainebleau is set on twenty-two beachfront acres and combines the glamour of Miami’s Prices per person in a Superior Room, meals extra, from: bygone era with stylish modern luxury. Following a spectacular renovation and expansion Depart 7 nights Extra nights programme, it now features luxurious rooms and suites in both the two original towers, 4 Jan-11 Feb 10 £2575 £290 Chateau and Versailles, and in two brand new all-suite towers – Tresor and Sorrento. Guest 12-15 Feb 10 £3595 £435 rooms are fully-equipped with HD flat screen televisions, sound systems, a 20” iMac and ® 16 Feb-30 Jun 10 £2575 £290 ultra-luxurious amenities while modern, sophisticated interior décor creates an atmosphere 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £2825 £290 of quiet and calm, perfect for effortless relaxation. This is not a small establishment, but as 22 Aug-20 Dec 10 £2575 £290 the original architect, Morris Lapidus, himself said, “Too much is never enough”. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. Elegant Facts TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 30 minutes. Room supplements from on request. • 1,500 rooms & suites Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • SPA: The double-storey Lapis Spa offers numerous relaxing treatments for renewing body and £235 & Club World £1000. soul, a salon, fitness centre and relaxation areas • KIDS: A kids’ programme operates for youngsters from 4 to 12 years old and there’s also an interactive play area with a beach-style entry, waterslide, spray canopy and water-canons • Leisure facilities include 6 pools, a fitness centre and watersports including jet-skiing and windsurfing. Activities available nearby include tennis and diving while the resort has partnered with Turnberry, meaning guests have access to one of the most elite golf courses in Florida • Dining is an epicurean’s delight with signature restaurants including the first American branch of Hakkasan, London’s glamorous Chinese restaurant, and a sister steakhouse to New York’s Michelin-Starred Gotham Bar and Grill. Among the 11 restaurants and lounges there is also a Sushi bar, lobby bar and Miami’s hottest new nightclub, LIV • Charter a boat from the Marina and enjoy your very own deep-sea fishing experience Elegant Opinion “For a great night out you need never leave the property – sample Sushi in Blade followed by dancing in LIV, one of Miami’s hot spots.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 156 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 151. MIAMI The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne Key Biscayne, Miami A world away from the liveliness of South Beach and Miami, The Ritz-Carlton, Key Prices per person in a Resortview Room, meals extra, from: Biscayne – an AAA Five Diamond hotel – boasts a fantastic location in the heart of this world- Depart 7 nights Extra nights class resort community’s beautiful nature reserves, shopping villages and key attractions. 1 Jan-21 Apr 10 £1515 £135 Complementing its island location – complete with lush tropical gardens, golden sands and 22 Apr-24 May 10 £1125 £80 the Atlantic beyond – is a genuine focus on guests’ relaxation. From special equipment for 25 May-30 Jun 10 £1050 £70 those who have difficulty sleeping (even when ensconced in the goosedown duvets) to the 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1290 £70 bedside slippers awaiting in your suite, or the Club Level Lounge with its benefits including 22 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1050 £70 1 Nov-18 Dec 10 £1330 £110 a dedicated concierge and five complimentary culinary and beverage presentations daily. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Miami Airport – 30 minutes. • 402 rooms & suites Room supplements from (per person, per night) Bayview Room £5 to • SPA: The spa features 21 treatment rooms and offers ocean-inspired treatments such as a £15, Oceanfront Room £20 to £25 & Oceanfront Suite £90 to £155. Key Lime Coconut Body Scrub – perfect for a little rejuvunating indulgence Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: The Ritz Kids recreation programme provides activities for 5 to 12-year-olds £235 & Club World £1000. • Facilities include 2 oceanfront pools, an oceanfront fitness centre, various watersports and the challenging Crandon Park Golf Course nearby, while under the direction of tennis pro Cliff Elegant Offers Drysdale, the on-site Tennis Garden boasts 11 courts and even a dedicated Tennis Butler Complimentary Night • Named as one of the ‘Top 20 New US Restaurants’ by Esquire magazine, the hotel’s Stay 7 for 6; 5 for 4. award-winning signature restaurant, Cioppino, offers mouthwatering Mexican and Tuscan- Valid 1 Jan-20 Dec 10 inclusive. inspired cuisine. Alternatively, there are also 2 light-bite dining venues at the hotel • Car hire can be easily arranged and will allow guests to explore Miami’s vibrant nightlife Elegant Opinion “Not to be missed at Cioppino restaurant is the romantic monthly moon-rise dinners on the terrace. Let the Constellation Connoisseur point out key stars and constellations from your table top telescope.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 157
  • 152. California & Nevada California has it all – coastal scenery to take your breath away, famous towns that give a whole new meaning to the word ‘glamour’ and a Latino ambience reflecting its Spanish heritage. How to do it justice? Shop ‘til you drop on Rodeo Drive; watch the sun go down over Big Sur; drive a convertible along Highway One; and finally surrender yourself to the star treatment at one (or more) of its celebrated hotels. Nowhere in the world has quite the glitz of Las Vegas. Once the playground of Frank Sinatra and ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, the city still acts as a magnet to America’s rich and famous, all of them eager to gamble their loose change in the casino. Be thrilled by the acrobats in the Cirque du Soleil and put room service to the test in a hotel with over 3,000 rooms! Napa Valley Nevada Meadowood San Francisco Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco San Francisco • International Airport Carmel Valley Ranch Las Vegas International Airport •Post Ranch Inn Las Vegas Pacific Ocean California The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino Bellagio Wynn Las Vegas Encore Las Vegas Los Angeles International Airport Santa Barbara Santa Monica Bacara Resort & Spa Shutters on the Beach San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort Los Angeles & Beverly Hills SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills Dana Point Beverly Wilshire – a Four Seasons Hotel St. Regis Monarch Beach The Resort at Pelican Hill • Four Seasons Resort Aviara San Diego International Airport Climate Guide: California Climate Guide: Nevada Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 18 19 19 21 22 24 27 28 27 24 23 19 Temp °C 16 19 22 27 32 36 39 39 35 29 22 16 Rain mm 79 76 71 25 10 3 0 0 5 15 31 66 Rain mm 18 13 8 8 5 42 13 13 8 8 5 10 158
  • 153. San Francisco Travel Facts GMT: California – 8 hours; Nevada – 7 hours. Flying Time: From Heathrow, 11 hours to California and 10 hours 45 minutes to Nevada. Flight Information: California Virgin Atlantic & British Airways from Heathrow to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Nevada British Airways from Heathrow & Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1245 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Californian summers are hot and dry; winters are mild and slightly rainier. LA smog is at its worst from July to September, whilst mornings on the coast can be hazy in summer. San Francisco can be chilly and/or foggy at any time. Las Vegas summers are extremely hot; winters are cool. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit – it’s dry most of the year, though thunderstorms are not uncommon in summer. Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on page 181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 159
  • 154. CALIFORNIA Highlights of California – West Coast Driving Tour There’s only one way to see California and that’s by road. This state really has it all; a Mediterranean ambience reflecting its strong Spanish heritage, sophisticated cities and stunning natural scenery filled with vineyards and wineries and quaint towns in between… Day 1: Arrive at San Francisco Arrive San Francisco: 2 nights at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco. San Francisco is the oldest, most European-looking city in California and America’s favourite playground. With a photogenic bay setting, the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and switch- back streets, it’s a great starting point to your tour of northwest America. Day 3: Napa Valley Drive to Napa Valley: 2 nights at Meadowood. From the bright lights of the city to picturesque rolling hills filled with vineyards and wineries – Napa Valley is widely considered California’s most famous wine region, and operates a friendly open-door policy with easily accessible tasting rooms. Depending on when you visit, you might also experience a local concert or festival. Day 5: Big Sur Drive to Big Sur: 2 nights at Post Ranch Inn. The area of Big Sur is famous for its artist’s enclaves and a busy spa scene fuelled by the celebrity residents and the work- weary. It’s a remote back-to-nature place with breathtaking scenery in abundance. Panoramic ocean views can be seen from towering cliffs that drop down to secluded coves. Slightly less dramatic, but no less appealing are the surf beaches, coastal bluffs and yacht-strewn harbours of Dana Point and Laguna Niguel. Big Sur, California Day 7: Santa Monica Drive to Santa Monica: 2 nights at Shutters on the Beach. Santa Monica’s much filmed stretch of white sand beach is perfect for anything from sun worshipping to celebrity spotting. Take a stroll along Santa Monica Pier where you’ll find seafood restaurants and snack shacks, a wooden carousel and even an aquarium filled with sharks, rays and eels. Look out for free concerts in the summer evenings. Day 9: Newport Drive to Newport: 4 nights at St. Regis Monarch Beach. There’s plenty to keep you occupied in the hotel from an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones golf course, landscaped nature trails leading to six acres of pristine beach, and a fabulous spa. Alternatively, if you want to get out and about, Los Angeles and San Diego are just a short drive away. Day 13: Return to the UK The view over San Francisco from the Mandarin Oriental hotel Highlights of California: 12 nights from £2695 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. This itinerary is only an example of the holiday experience we can create for you. Feel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. The Robert Trent Jones golf course at St. Regis Monarch Beach 160 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 155. CALIFORNIA Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco San Francisco, California Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco is the third tallest building in San Francisco with dynamic Elegant Facts views from all room types located on floors thirty-eight to forty-eight. A unique glassed-in sky • 158 rooms & suites • SPA: Not available. Spa services are available adjacent to the hotel bridge is located on floors forty to forty-eight allowing guests to take in the stunning views. • KIDS: Younger guests are warmly welcomed with mini-slippers, bathrobes Rooms and suites are Feng Shui-inspired and luxuriously appointed with Frette linens, LCD and a ‘take home’ backpack televisions and DVD players and high-speed internet access a feature in each room. • Facilities include a fitness centre. Public golf courses are located nearby • Silks restaurant is one of the best in the city and has 4 Mobil Stars while MO Bar is the perfect venue for afternoon tea, casual dining or cocktails enjoyed at an unhurried pace • The hotel is located in the heart of the financial district and it’s just a short walk to the shops at Union Square, Chinatown, the Cable Car line and Ferry Building Elegant Opinion “The city’s best sightseeing is done from your room or suite – binoculars are provided – so sit back and enjoy panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Oakland Bay Bridge and the glimmering San Francisco Bay.” PRICES: 3 nights from £850 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1065 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £850 (22 Aug-15 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Deluxe King Room, accommodation only, For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, and includes flights from London with British Airways. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from San Francisco Airport – 30 minutes. NEW Meadowood Napa Valley, California Founded as a private club in 1964, Meadowood, a member of Relais & Châteaux, is a hub Elegant Facts of social, cultural and viticultural life in the Napa Valley and is a perfect destination for those • 85 rooms, cottages, suites & family lodges • SPA: There’s a full-service health spa wishing to explore the scenery and hospitality of the wine country. Meadowood is a place of • KIDS: Children welcome exceptional beauty and seclusion, with guest rooms, suites and cottages benefiting from • For recreation there are championship croquet lawns, tennis courts, a 9-hole tranquil locations amidst a forested hillside. golf course, walking trails, an adult pool, a family pool, yoga, Pilates, circuit training, aerobics classes and personal training. Tips from the resident tennis and golf professionals, as well as the wellness and culinary experts, will certainly help to increase your sense of wellbeing • The 2 restaurants include the 2 Michelin Star, Restaurant at Meadowood. Wines from the neighbouring vineyard accompany modern Californian cuisine in the restaurant which utilises local products wherever possible • For wine enthusiasts, the master sommelier leads evening tasting and appreciation sessions of outstanding Napa Valley wines Elegant Opinion “Explore Napa Valley by car, there are a host of picnic spots and the hotel will prepare you a gourmet picnic basket to take along.” PRICES: 3 nights from £1060 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1320 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £1070 (22 Aug-15 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Hillside Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from San Francisco Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 1 hour, 30 minutes. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 161
  • 156. CALIFORNIA NEW Carmel Valley Ranch Carmel, California This iconic resort lies in a world of extraordinary natural beauty with majestic oaks and Elegant Facts brilliant flowers springing up against the rugged backdrop of the Monterey peninsula just • 144 suites • SPA: An extensive range of in-suite spa facilities are available minutes away from the white sand of the world-famous Carmel Beach. The spacious suites • KIDS: Children welcome feature wood-burning fireplaces, deep-soaking baths, iPod docking stations and outside • Facilities include an excellent Peter Dye-designed 18-hole golf course, a decks which are the ideal venue on which to sit and sip a glass or two of the local wine. fabulous 12-court tennis complex (managed by Peter Burwash and featuring private tuition, a pro shop, courtside café and a spectator terrace), a fitness centre, swimming pools and scenic hiking, biking and running trails through the stunning 400-acre grounds. There are many more activities available locally such as horse-riding and whale-watching • The resort is located in California’s Carmel Valley Appellation, which is similar to the French wine-producing valley of Bordeaux. Nearby, Chateau Julien offers daily winery tours • French and regional California-inspired cuisine is available at the restaurant Elegant Opinion “Carmel Valley offers an extensive range of in-room spa treatments. Why not finish your treatment with a glass of Californian wine on your terrace?” PRICES: 3 nights from £735 per person (1 Jan-21 May 10), from £810 (22 May-21 Aug 10) & from £785 (22 Aug-17 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Ranch Suite, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Transfer time from San Francisco Airport – 2 hours. Post Ranch Inn Big Sur, California Post Ranch Inn offers rustic elegance and breathtaking views. Rooms boast a wood-burning Elegant Facts fireplace, indoor or outdoor spa tub and private deck while the award-winning restaurant’s • 40 rooms & 2 houses • SPA: Spa treatments and specialised therapies are available and are awe-inspiring setting sees the Pacific Ocean laid out before you. A member of ‘Small Luxury designed to relax and revitalise using the healing properties of nature Hotels of the World’ and included in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller’s 2008 ‘Gold List’, • KIDS: 18 years and over only this fabulous adult-only hideaway is fast becoming a firm favourite with its guests. • Facilities include 2 pools, a fitness room and a range of seasonal complimentary activities • The award-winning restaurant serves world-class cuisine utilising organic, seasonal produce – it also has an extensive wine selection • The idyllic seclusion of Post Ranch Inn makes it a haven for romantics, yet the towns of Monterey and Carmel are just a short drive away • Televisions and alarm clocks are absent from rooms, however this does ensure an air of supreme peace and tranquillity Elegant Opinion “For a unique experience try a session with the hotel’s Shaman using the Native Indian techniques to enhance your welbeing.” PRICES: 3 nights from £925 per person (5 Jan-20 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Butterfly Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Transfer time from San Francisco – 3 hours. 162 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 157. CALIFORNIA Bacara Resort & Spa Santa Barbara, California Pacific seas and Santa Barbara’s beautiful coastline set the scene at the Mediterranean-style Elegant Facts Bacara, which combines Spanish colonial warmth and old-Hollywood glamour and covers • 360 rooms & suites • SPA: The 42,000ft2 spa features 36 treatment rooms, a heated infinity pool, over seventy-eight beachfront acres. Rooms and suites reflect the serenity of the coastal a range of hydrotherapy treatments, a beauty salon and a spa café setting and feature rustic, natural materials, subtle earth tones, Spanish tiles and Frette linens • KIDS: There’s the Bacara Kids’ Club programme in which youngsters are – plus, in many, cosy fireplaces that make this hotel perfect for cooler winter days. treated to nature walks, arts and craft activities, a whole range of sports and outings to a monarch butterfly reserve • Leisure facilities include 3 pools, a natural beach, tennis and watersports. There’s also lots to do locally including a nearby oceanfront, championship 18-hole golf course, whale-watching and 1,000 acres of natural terrain close by, ideal for hiking • There are 3 restaurants serving a range of excellent cuisine • Seagulls can be a problem, but Bacara has introduced specially-trained owls and falcons which do a great job of deterring them by their presence alone Elegant Opinion “The best way to see the surrounding countryside is to head over to the resort’s Ranch and take a guided hike amongst the 1,000 acres of land.” PRICES: 3 nights from £960 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1165 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £970 (22 Aug-18 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Villageview King, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 1 hour, 30 minutes. NEW San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort Santa Barbara, California Formerly a provider of hospitality for Franciscan monks in the 1700s, then a citrus ranch Elegant Facts which finally became a guest ranch in 1893, San Ysidro Ranch has a rich history. A perfect • 41 suites & cottages • SPA: In-room spa treatments are available retreat for couples, its exquisite collection of cottages and suites – most with stone fireplace, • KIDS: Adults only flat-screen television, patio, hot tub and outdoor shower – provide a romantic ambience, • Leisure facilities include yoga classes, guided hiking in the Santa Ynez while Warner Cottage, the most private of residences, even has its own swimming pool. Mountains and mountain-biking. Locally, day trips to local beaches, wineries and attractions in and around Santa Barbara can be arranged • Located in a 19th century citrus packing house, The Stonehouse creekside restaurant offers the option to dine under the stars on an oceanview deck • The ranch is situated near to the Californian coast, amidst Eucalyptus-lined pathways and the ranch’s hillside creek • Inextricably linked to the glamour of yesteryear, you can follow in the footsteps of Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and marry at the ranch, and stay in the ‘Kennedy Suite’ where John and Jackie honeymooned Elegant Opinion “For those who want to be a little more active, the hotel has access to 17 miles of hiking trails in the Santa Ynez Mountains.” PRICES: 3 nights from £1185 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1395 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £1185 (22 Aug-18 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Ranch Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 1 hour. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 163
  • 158. CALIFORNIA Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica, California Synonymous with stylish beachfront living, Los Angeles’ Shutters on the Beach is west coast Prices per person in a Deluxe Room, meals extra, from: comfort at its best. The lobby boasts some of the area’s most sought-after seats and the Depart 7 nights Extra nights walls, spectacular contemporary art by the likes of David Hockney and Roy Lichtenstein. 1 Jan-31 Mar 10 £895 £130 Each of the rooms and suites emulates a private beach cottage, its bright and breezy 1 Apr-30 Jun 10 £835 £120 ambience underscored by a pure white palette, accented with touches of colour and 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1280 £195 complemented by wooden floors, fireplaces (in the suites) and private balconies whose white 22-31 Aug 10 £1060 £195 balustrades merge with the white sands – the start of a playground that stretches from the 1 Sep-18 Dec 10 £865 £130 city lights to Catalina Island. Price includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time Elegant Facts from Los Angeles Airport – 30 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Partial Oceanview Room £20 to £45 & Oceanview • 198 rooms & suites Room £55 to £90. • SPA: ONE, the spa at Shutters on the Beach, has an extensive range of custom-made Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus treatments created by Ole Henriksen £270 & Club World £1200. • KIDS: Shutters Kids Camp provides fully-supervised full or half-day sessions with games, activities and beach fun, for children aged 5-12 years old • Facilities include an outdoor pool, fitness centre, steam room and sauna • Modern American cuisine can be savoured in the 2 convivial restaurants. The signature restaurant boasts a market-fresh menu devised by talented chef, Michael Reardon. It also features cool interior décor by Michael S. Smith, interior designer of the Obama White House • The hotel’s excellent location means it is close to all amenities and Santa Monica Pier • A member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, service is truly impeccable at this ultra luxurious boutique hotel, with nothing too much trouble and staff well-known for guarding guests’ privacy Elegant Opinion “Truly the place to see and be seen – while admiring the fabulous ocean views – during lunch at Coast, you never know who you may be sitting next to!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 164 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 159. CALIFORNIA Beverly Wilshire – A Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, California Think Rodeo Drive and you invariably think of the Beverly Wilshire – one of the world’s most Elegant Facts recognisable hotels. Inside, this historic landmark is no less impressive, embodying a mood • 395 rooms & suites • SPA: The excellent spa features luxury treatments from around the world of timeless elegance and buzzing with vitality from renovations that imaginatively blend • KIDS: The hotel goes out of its way to make their youngest guests feel tradition and trend. Contemporary rooms and suites offer extraordinary variety and individual welcome and will happily assist in planning suitable interesting activities for style, many with furnished balconies and views of the city skyline and the Hollywood Hills. the whole family – during July and August there is even a Teen Concierge • Leisure facilities include a Mediterranean-style pool, a whirlpool and fitness centre. Locally, you’ll find LA Zoo, Universal Studios, a golf course, tennis centre and hiking opportunities at Runyon Canyon • Sophisticated all-day dining, modern cuisine created by Wolfgang Puck and timeless interiors designed by Richard Meier are features of the restaurant • Poolside cabanas can be reserved for those seeking privacy and attentive service, including foot massages and special deliveries of Champagne Elegant Opinion “The best Grill in town can be found right here at the hotel, CUT serves some of the best steak house cuisine with a twist.” PRICES: 3 nights from £1010 per person (8 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1230 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £1010 (22 Aug-18 Dec 09). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport – 30 minutes. NEW SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, California SLS, a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel, can be found in the heart of Los Angeles just one Elegant Facts mile from Rodeo Drive and ten miles from Santa Monica Beach. Suites feature ultra cool • 297 rooms & suites • SPA: The 465m2 Ciel Spa features 6 private rooms and offers a range of colour schemes and ambient tones that perfectly set off the Philippe Starck-designed treatments and manicure/pedicure stations while it specialises in facials furnishings, such as the bed that seemingly floats in the centre of each room, complete with – the Forever Young, non-surgical face lift, is a particular favourite reflective glass headboard. • KIDS: Children welcome • Leisure facilities include a rooftop pool with plunge pools, a fitness centre featuring Technogym cardio and weight training equipment with personal televisions and a resident trainer • There are 2 main restaurants – Rojo, with a red and black Matador-inspired décor, and Blanca which has an outdoor terrace and chunky wooden tables. Treat yourself to a 20-course taster menu with wine pairings at Saam, a forties-themed, gastronomic paradise • ‘Bazaar’ is an extraordinary culinary and lounge concept, extremely popular amongst the citizens of Los Angeles Elegant Opinion “Bar Centro is the new place to go in L.A. and the perfect spot to spend an PRICES: 3 nights from £920 per person (8 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1135 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £920 evening.” (22 Aug-18 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles – 30 minutes. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 165
  • 160. CALIFORNIA NEW The Resort at Pelican Hill Newport Coast, California Inspired by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, The Resort at Pelican Hill Prices per person in a Bungalow Guestroom, meals extra, from: resembles an Italian seaside village, but with all of the casually elegant touches one expects Depart 7 nights Extra nights to find in this part of California. Enjoying a hillside location and panoramic views of the Pacific 1 Jan-15 Jun 10 £1060 £195 Ocean, the bungalows and villas have been thoughtfully tucked into the terraced hillsides 16-30 Jun 10 £1190 £240 allowing for unobstructed views of the Californian sunsets and surrounding coastal habitat – 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1395 £240 much of which is protected. Each spacious bungalow or bungalow suite features a limestone 22 Aug-15 Sep 10 £1190 £240 fireplace, private oceanview terrace, wood beam ceiling and a marble bath while each villa 16 Sep-18 Dec 10 £1060 £195 boasts a dedicated Concierge, Butler and Housekeeper, all offering exceptional service. Price includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time Elegant Facts from Los Angeles Airport – 50 minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) One Bedroom Bungalow Suite £215, Three Bedroom • 128 villas & 204 bungalow suites Villa £1040 to £1085 & Four Bedroom Villa £1320 to £1360. • SPA: The spa follows 3 philosophies – relax, replenish and invigorate – and offers a wide range Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus of treatments available in the 22 treatment rooms £270 & Club World £1200. • KIDS: Camp Pelican offers a host of supervised activities for children aged 4 to 12 years old, while The Teen Adventure Programme is sure to interest 13 to 17-year-olds • Recreational facilities include 3 swimming pools, a fitness centre boasting a full complement of exercise equipment and offering a range of classes, complimentary activities such as yoga on the beach and fitness walks. For lovers of the outdoors, hiking, horse-riding, and Newport and Laguna Beaches are nearby, while the Pelican Hill Golf Academy offers an expansive selection of clinics and programmes for golfers of all levels and 2 Tom Fazio-designed golf courses with fabulous ocean views • Dishes bursting with Italian flavours and Californian cuisine can be enjoyed at the 2 restaurants • The Resort at Pelican Hill is a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ Elegant Opinion “The perfect spot for lunch is the Pelican Grill with commanding views over the golf course and resort with fine Californian cuisine.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 166 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 161. CALIFORNIA St. Regis Monarch Beach Dana Point, California Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean stands a landmark resort of legendary Elegant Facts proportions, the Tuscan-inspired St. Regis Monarch Beach devoted to service and elegance. • 400 rooms & suites • SPA: Spa Gaucin, the Vogue Salon and outdoor Jacuzzi area are ideal places Set in the heart of the exclusive beachside and harbour community of Dana Point and close to relax and provide a sanctuary of sensuality and wellness – a true treat for to Disneyland, the resort offers an abundance of luxurious amenities. Spacious guest rooms the senses, Spa Gaucin centres around a 3-storey cascading waterfall and is boast a contemporary décor, while the service covers everything from Suite to Surf Butlers. filled with the scent of fresh flowers and aromatherapy oils • KIDS: The Sandcastle Kids’ Club provides varied entertainment for youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. Activities include etiquette classes, yoga and ‘father and son’ golf • Leisure facilities include a Beach Club with Beach Butlers, 3 swimming pools, tennis, a fitness centre and a championship 18-hole links golf course • Modern American and European café-style cuisine is served at the 6 dining venues, all boasting stunning ocean views and excellent service • While the pristine beach is a short tram ride away, it’s one of the most exclusive in Southern California and extends to over 6 acres Elegant Opinion “Feeling adventurous? Why not take a surfing lesson with one of the hotel’s PRICES: 3 nights from £895 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £985 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £895 own Surf Butlers. A perfect way for the whole family to spend a fun-filled day!” (22 Aug-18 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Gardenview Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport – For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, 1 hour. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Four Seasons Resort Aviara San Diego North, California Four Seasons Resort Aviara, an AAA Five Diamond property, beautifully combines an idyllic Elegant Facts setting with supreme luxury. Guests can sample mouthwatering cuisine at two signature • 329 rooms & suites • SPA: The fabulous 15,000ft2 spa boasts 20 treatment rooms with the option restaurants or relax in the dramatically perched pool – for the more active there is a whole to enjoy massages in-room if you prefer range of activities available locally. Impeccable Four Seasons service abounds, with a Surf • KIDS: Youngsters are welcomed with mini-bathrobes and bedtime milk and Concierge even offering watersports lessons. cookies on arrival as well as children’s menus and complimentary infant equipment – there’s also a children’s pool, games room and a ‘Kids For All Seasons’ programme • Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, 6 tennis courts and a fitness centre, while golfers will be in heaven with the Arnold Palmer par 72 golf course, industry-leading GPS golf carts, Aviara Golf Academy and TaylorMade Performance Lab • Guests can savour excellent cuisine in the 4 restaurants • The beach is 7 miles away but is accessible by the complimentary Beach Butler Service, however the hotel’s on-site facilities are superb Elegant Opinion “Enlist the services of the complimentary Beach Butler to ensure you have PRICES: 3 nights from £835 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1050 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £835 everything for your day at the beach.” (22 Aug-18 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior Room, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Los Angeles Airport – For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, 1 hour, 45 minutes. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 167
  • 162. NEVADA Bellagio Las Vegas, Nevada In true Las Vegas style, Bellagio is designed to dazzle the senses, starting with the world- Elegant Facts renowned display of over a thousand fountains on its lake, performing an aquatic ballet • 3,933 rooms & suites • SPA: The 65,000ft2 Spa & Salon Bellagio features hydrotherapy, yoga and choreographed to music and lights. Deluxe Rooms and Suites are havens of calm with Pilates as well as a range of replenishing and reviving pampering treatments European-style décor, luxurious linens, an Italian marble bathroom, flat-screen TV, mini-bar • KIDS: Children welcome and views across Lake Bellagio, Las Vegas and the picturesque mountains beyond. • Recreational facilities include a collection of pools and private cabanas, a fitness centre, nightclubs and bars, and Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’ – performed in, on and above water – in the magnifcent European-style opera house theatre. Pioneers of the casino experience from which all others draw their inspiration, Bellagio exudes the utmost in sophistication at their stylish Las Vegas casino which includes Club Privé, an elite ‘high-limit’ lounge • International gourmet cuisine is served in an excellent choice of 10 venues • Neither subtle or intimate, Bellagio’s decadence and range of facilities have contributed to it being awarded the coveted AAA Five Diamond standard Elegant Opinion “Definitely not to be missed is the dancing waters of the lake especially stunning at night and the best place is from the Fontana Bar terrace.” PRICES: 3 nights from £865 per person (1 Jan-30 Jun 10), from £1150 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10) & from £880 (22 Aug-15 Dec 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Salone Suite, accommodation only, and includes flights from London with British Airways. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfers available on request. Transfer time from Las Vegas Airport – please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 15 minutes. The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada There aren’t many hotels that can claim to recreate a city but The Venetian does exactly that, Elegant Facts including a canal or two, with extraordinary attention to detail. Inside there’s marble columns, • 4,027 suites • SPA: The world-famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub® comes to Las Vegas and sculptures, paintings and soaring rotundas while the all-suite guest rooms are among Las offers nutritionists, physical therapists and acupuncturists Vegas’ largest, complete with sunken living area and bathroom decorated in stately style. • KIDS: Children welcome The Venezia tower – a hotel within a hotel – adds its own brand of private sophistication. • Recreational facilities include 6 outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness suite and gym, an excellent casino, nightclubs and bars, 80 shops, gondola rides, a range of shows and a Madame Tussauds. With so much to do, guests are really spoilt for choice at the Venetian and when the sun goes down, the 10,000ft2 Tao Nightclub comes gloriously to life • There are no less than 20 restaurants on offer throughout the resort and the choice is excellent and wide-ranging – guests can enjoy Thomas Keller’s French menu, Wolfgang Puck’s Contemporary American or Tom Moloney’s seafood specialities, to name but 3 Elegant Opinion “More than three hundred artisans, architects and scholars recreated Venice in Las Vegas, so do make sure you take a look around the stunning result.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £865 (1 Jan-31 Mar 10); from £880 (1 Apr-30 Jun & 22 Aug-15 Dec 10) & from £1095 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Venetian Luxury Suite and includes flights from London with British Airways. Meals & transfers extra. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Las Vegas Airport – 15 minutes. Flight supplements from please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus £330 & Club World £1295. 168 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 163. NEVADA NEW Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada The contemporary forty-five-storey Wynn Las Vegas hotel is built around a central 170ft Elegant Facts curtain waterfall which flows into the three-acre, animated Lake of Dreams while its gorgeous • 2,716 rooms & suites • SPA: Providing a supremely elegant ambience, in contrast to the high-energy heated pools are positioned amongst lovely manicured gardens. Rooms and suites have pace of Las Vegas, the spa offers a range of luxurious pampering treatments been designed with guests’ every comfort in mind and include wall-to-wall windows, • KIDS: Children welcome Egyptian cotton linens, LCD high-definition televisions, and Desert Bambu™ toiletries. • Leisure facilities include 4 pools, 2 Jacuzzis, a casino, golf course, shows and 2 nightclubs. Offering the ultimate in luxury shopping, the hotel is also home to boutiques such as Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen and CHANEL – there’s even a Ferrari-Maserati dealership in the casino • There are 9 fine dining restaurants plus various casual dining venues on offer • Wynn Las Vegas is far from ostentatious on the exterior because it’s been designed from the inside out, focusing solely on its guests and is the only destination casino resort in the world to receive the Mobil 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond and Michelin 5 Red Pavilions awards Elegant Opinion “A stay at Wynn would not be complete without experiencing the show stopping La Reve.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £735 (1 Jan-31 Mar 10); from £750 (1 Apr-30 Jun & 22 Aug-15 Dec 10) & from £970 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a Resort Room and includes flights from London with British Airways. Meals & transfers extra. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Las Vegas Airport – 20 minutes. Flight supplements from please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus £330 & Club World £1295. NEW Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada A perfect retreat in the heart of the non-stop desert oasis, guests of Encore, the new Elegant Facts signature resort in the Wynn collection, will enjoy all of the amenities and indulgences of • 2,034 suites • SPA: The Spa was custom-designed with meticulous attention to care and Wynn Las Vegas plus a new array of accommodation, five signature restaurants, eleven comfort to address the unique needs of each guest. designer boutiques, a full service salon and spa, exciting pool areas, leisure activities and the • KIDS: Children welcome ultra chic nightclub, XS. • Leisure facilities include a casino, nightclubs and a fitness centre. For some serious retail therapy, there’s also a fantastic range of luxury boutiques at The Esplanade, offering brands such as Rock and Republic, Hermès, CHANEL, Rolex and Givenchy • Five signature restaurants pair master chefs and their personally-prepared gourmet fare to create culinary experiences that please the most discerning and well-travelled palates • Mingling poolside ambience with a sensual and energetic vibe, XS creates an atmosphere where too much is never enough Elegant Opinion “The unique Boutique nightclub Blush and the more extravagent Tryst are two of the top hot spots in Las Vegas.” PRICES: 3 nights from (per person) £745 (1 Jan-31 Mar 10); from £760 (1 Apr-30 Jun & 22 Aug-15 Dec 10) & from £985 (1 Jul-21 Aug 10). Price based on 2 adults sharing a King Resort Suite and includes flights from London with British Airways. Meals & transfers extra. For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Las Vegas Airport – 20 minutes. Flight supplements from please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus £330 & Club World £1295. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 169
  • 164. Arizona Although the horse-riding trails, cattle drives and desert landscapes of the Grand Canyon State are still in evidence, Arizona is now a far more sophisticated place. Our featured properties are located in Scottsdale where, against the dramatic backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, almost everything is on-hand. Numerous shops, world-class spas, championship golf courses, exclusive art galleries and hundreds of restaurants combine to make it the ‘lifestyle’ capital of the southwest. Scottsdale’s intriguing blend of cultures (Hispanic, Native American and old west) reflected throughout the tribal museums, together with old cowboy artefacts and hand-built haciendas distinguish it from any other busy metropolis in America. A day trip to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon National Park is a must and if you’re adventurous, there are activities such as rafting, hiking and hot-air ballooning. Do also consider taking the short flight to Las Vegas to spend a few nights. Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Grand Canyon Monument Valley • Bullhead City Arizona • Scottsdale Phoenix The Phoenician Fairmont Scottsdale Four Seasons Resort •Yuma Scottsdale at Troon North • Douglas Travel Facts GMT: – 7 hours. Flying Time: From London Heathrow, 10 hours 40 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways from Heathrow. Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1300 (British Airways) per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Summers are extremely hot; winters are cool. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit. It’s dry most of the year, though thunderstorms are not uncommon in summer. Elegant Concierge If you want to get out and about, why not consider Health/Visas: Electronic System for Travel Authorisation is compulsory. More details appear on this option from our Concierge Team... pages 180-181 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be Treat yourself to a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon – you’ll be amazed at its advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate overwhelming size and intricate and colourful landscape. variations etc. 170
  • 165. ARIZONA NEW Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North Scottsdale, Arizona Nestled in the cooling foothills of Pinnacle Peak, this recently updated luxury resort combines Prices per person in a Sonoran Casita, meals extra, from: scenic beauty, authentic design, a multitude of recreational amenities and superb Four Depart 7 nights Extra nights Seasons service to create an intimate desert experience unmatched in the southwest. 1 Jan-10 Feb 10 £1495 £130 Located adjacent to the renowned Weiskopf & Morris-designed golf courses of Troon North 11 Feb-17 Apr 10 £1670 £155 and set within forty acres of vibrant desert terrain, the resort features a selection of luxurious 18 Apr-1 May 10 £1510 £130 guest rooms and suites boasting custom furnishings, many sourced from Mexican artisans, 2-31 May 10 £1125 £75 flat-screen TVs and docking stations for MP3 players. Most suites are also appointed with 1-30 Jun 10 £880 £40 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1090 £40 telescopes for star-gazing, private plunge pools, fireplaces and outdoor garden showers. 22 Aug-11 Sep 10 £870 £40 12-30 Sep 10 £1115 £75 Elegant Facts 1 Oct-27 Nov 10 £1495 £130 • 210 rooms and suites 28 Nov-18 Dec 10 £1115 £75 • SPA: The award-winning spa has treatments inspired by the spirit and ingredients of the desert Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • KIDS: ‘Kids for all Seasons’ offers a complimentary activities programme of events created car transfers. especially for youngsters such as movie nights, cooking classes and desert adventures TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phoenix Airport – 25 minutes. • Recreational facilities include a pool, fitness centre, 2 floodlit tennis courts and many other Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Casita £10 to outdoor activities such as guided hiking, hot-air ballooning and biking, available nearby. To £15, Premier Casita £15 to £30 & One Bedroom Villa £110 to £300. maximise your Sonoran Desert adventure you can also enjoy a guided Jeep tour or wine Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus tastings. Guests who play golf will enjoy the special privileges at both The Pinnacle and The £300 & Club World £1510. Monument championship golf courses at Troon North Golf Club, as well as guest privileges at the Troon North Clubhouse • The 3 restaurants serve distinctive cuisine and there’s also a bar and lounge Elegant Opinion “The hotel has a wonderful concierge and can assist you in arranging hot-air ballooning, a guided Jeep safari or even a biking adventure.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 171
  • 166. ARIZONA NEW Fairmont Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona Situated at the base of the McDowell Mountains, Fairmont Scottsdale reflects its Prices per person in a Fairmont Room, meals extra, from: southwestern setting perfectly, with Mexican-style architecture washed in warm shades of Depart 7 nights Extra nights terracotta. Guests can choose between richly furnished guest rooms and suites – all 1 Jan-4 Apr 10 £1620 £160 featuring living and work areas, terraces or balconies with a table and chairs, and amenities 5 Apr-16 May 10 £1355 £120 including air-conditioning, wetbar, cable television with in-room pay movies and high-speed 17 May-30 Jun 10 £945 £60 internet access, as standard. Guests staying in a Fairmont Gold Room, (including the 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1155 £60 3,700ft² private residence, ‘Casa Dorada’) also receive privileges such as exclusive access 22 Aug-19 Sep 10 £935 £60 20 Sep-18 Dec 10 £1395 £125 to the Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers complimentary cocktail canapés and computers. Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private Elegant Facts car transfers. TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phoenix Airport – 25 • 649 rooms & suites minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room • SPA: Willow Stream Spa boasts a rooftop pool, cabanas and a fitness centre offering yoga, £15 to £25, Fairmont Gold £25 to £55 & Casita Suite £80 to £115. Pilates and aqua aerobics classes Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • KIDS: Complimentary activities for children are offered at the Kids’ Club for 5 to 12-year-olds £300 & Club World £1510. and ‘The Hang Out’ room for 13 to 17-year-olds • Recreational facilities include 5 outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzis and tennis courts. The Elegant Offers resort is extremely family-friendly and families can enjoy special activities together including Complimentary Night basketball and ‘catch and release’ fishing, while several ranches nearby offer the chance for Stay 7 for 6; 5 for 4. multi-level horse-riders to ride like a cowboy Valid 1 Feb-16 May & 20 Sep-31 Dec 10 inclusive. • There are 3 restaurants serving steaks, seafood and progressive American cuisine. In-room dining, however, allows families to dine informally, couples to enjoy a private candlelit dinner on their balcony, or snacks to be delivered to accompany an in-room movie • Daytime temperatures can be very high in the summer and are more geared towards lazy days Elegant Opinion “For fabulous Americian fare the hotel’s signtaure restuarant Bourbon Steak is definitely a must!” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 172 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 167. ARIZONA The Phoenician Scottsdale, Arizona Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, The Phoenician offers a Prices per person in a Superior Room, meals extra, from: luxurious oasis for relaxation and recreation among the region’s dramatic desert scenery. Depart 7 nights Extra nights Guest rooms and suites in the main building combine the rich colours and textures of the 3 Jan-10 Feb 10 £1210 £95 American southwest while luxury casitas scattered alongside the resort’s lagoon offer 11 Feb-24 Apr 10 £1430 £130 hideaway suites with travertine fireplaces and superb views of the tiered oasis of waterfalls 25 Apr-31 May 10 £1220 £95 and pools, lush tropical landscaping, tree-lined fairways, cactus garden and twinkling city 1-30 Jun 10 £925 £55 panorama. For ultimate privacy the Canyon Suites at The Phoenician offer their own private 1 Jul-21 Aug 10 £1130 £55 22 Aug-11 Sep 10 £915 £55 lobby, swimming pool and exclusive amenities. 12 Sep-18 Dec 10 £1210 £95 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. • 644 rooms & suites TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phoenix Airport – 25 • SPA: The Centre for Well-Being offers a diverse menu of stimulating and healing European and minutes. Room supplements from (per person, per night) Deluxe Room Eastern spa treatments and has 24 private treatment rooms and a meditation atrium £5 to £10, Grand Deluxe Room £10 to £20, One Bedroom Suite £85 • KIDS: The Funicians Kids’ Club provides all-year-round activities for 5 to 12-year-olds to £235 & Canyon Suite £110 to £195. • Recreational facilities are fabulous, from the award-winning 27 holes of golf commended by Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus Golf Magazine, to the fully-appointed Tennis Garden which Tennis Magazine readers rated top £300 & Club World £1510. in a poll. There are also 9 pools, a fitness centre, various watersports, croquet and volleyball to enjoy, as well as trails for biking, walking, jogging and hiking which meander throughout the Elegant Offers resort grounds. Family-friendly activities are also available for guests to take part in together or Complimentary Night individually, including day trips to the Grand Canyon and western ghost towns Stay 7 for 6; 4 for 3. • Dining is superb, the hotel boasting critically-acclaimed steakhouse, contemporary American Valid 4 Jan-28 Feb, 1-31 May & 1 Oct-20 Dec 10 inclusive and southwest cuisine, and award-winning wines at the 3 dining venues • Exploring can be difficult without a hire car but the concierge will happily arrange one for you Elegant Opinion “The cactus garden is absolutely breathtaking and boasts such a rare, natural beauty – perfect for a peaceful walk and hummingbird sightings.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 173
  • 168. Canada NEW Canada’s vast and untamed scenery is filled with seemingly endless prairies and evergreen forests that sit alongside miles of coastline complete with fjords and long, wild rivers leading to the oceans. It’s the second largest country in the world, consisting of ten provinces and two territories – diverse and endlessly engaging, it’s perfect for exploring... Nestling between mountains and ocean, Vancouver is never more than a few steps away from nature. This ‘lifestyle’ city offers a host of outdoor activities from a stroll along Vancouver Seawall through Stanley Park, or a cable car ride up Grouse Mountain (which plays host to skiers in winter), to more adventurous pursuits such as a sea safari and a chance to encounter the local marine wildlife, or a walk across the Capilano River Suspension Bridge – definitely, not for the faint-hearted. For those in search of more cultural highlights, there’s designer shopping on Robson Street, the historic Gastown district and a not-to-be missed dining opportunity at the 167m high Revolving Restaurant. More vistas can be enjoyed south of Jasper and along the road to Lake Louise, including a huge glacier at Columbia Icefield. Another impressive sight is the actual Lake that the town of Lake Louise is named after – the somewhat unearthly beauty of the iridescent turquoise water is a result of particles suspended in the glacier waters. A charming town, Lake Louise features some excellent restaurants and boutique shops. In summer its hiking, rafting and mountain-biking trails are extremely popular while in winter, its world-class ski runs offer fabulous opportunities for skiers of all levels. For over a century now, intrepid travellers have been drawn to the Canadian Rockies and the town of Banff, which nestles in the heart of this magnificent wilderness area. Long before it became a National Park, Banff began life as a hot spring reserve yet today it’s one of North America’s loveliest towns, quietly sitting next to three of the Canadian Rockies’ most incredible ski resorts; Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay. Fairly compact, it can be discovered easily on foot – Banff Avenue has plenty of small gift shops and boutiques and lively cafés and bars making it perfect for winter skiers and summer visitors alike. Whistler village with its pedestrian-friendly walkways, shops, boutiques and art galleries nestles at the base of the world renowned Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains – North America’s top skiing and adventure destination and home to the 2010 winter Olympics. During the summer months it turns into a world emerald green with alpine forests filled hiking trails. Deep in the hemlock-cedar forests live the black bears – and opportunities abound to visit bear dens and feeding sites – there can’t be a better way to spend an early evening than watching a mother bear play with her cubs. The PEAK 2 PEAK mountain gondola is the world’s longest (7 kilometres) continuous lift system, connecting the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler and the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain. The journey between the two provides 360 degree views of the surrounding peaks and wildlife habitat – whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter and with an array of mountain-top dining options available it makes for a great day out. 174 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
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  • 170. CANADA Canadian Touring Travel Facts Canadian Rockies Itinerary GMT: – 8 hours. Much of Canada’s history is linked to trains and it still remains a NB: Canada’s daylight saving time of one hour begins at 2am local time on the second Sunday in March ending on the first Sunday in November. great way to discover Canada. This itinerary combines stylish train travel through the Canadian Rockies with the coastal pleasures of Flying Time: From London Gatwick, 9 hours 30 minutes. the Gulf Islands… Flight Information: British Airways and Air Canada from London Heathrow to Vancouver and Calgary. Day 1: Lake Louise Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £1125 (British Airways) per person, Arrive Calgary Airport, transfer to Lake Louise: 2 nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Louise. This tranquil spot is located in the heart of Banff National Park and as such, offers a host of recreational and sightseeing opportunities. Weather: March through to July enjoy moderate temperatures cooling at night; July and August are the best months, cooling from September through December when the winter Day 3: The Rocky Mountaineer Train arrives and days and nights are cold. Summer thunderstorms are common. Private transfer from Lake Louise to Banff to step aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for one of the most spectacular scenic train journeys in the world. This is the most historic Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date resort information. route, following the original Canadian Pacific Railway through the Rockies, passing Pricing: All prices shown include flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be through the unique Spiral Tunnels that climb through Cathedral Mountain and Kicking advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange Horse Pass. Overnight in Kamloops. Second day highlights include the fertile fields of rate variations etc. Fraser River Valley and the towering peaks of the Coastal Mountains. Day 4: Vancouver Arrive Vancouver: 3 nights at Shangri-La Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver is well worth exploring and there are also gardens, beaches, and harbour cruises to enjoy. Day 7: Salt Spring Island Private seaplane transfer from Vancouver to Salt Spring Island: 2 nights at Hastings House. Salt Spring Island offers visitors a host of natural and cultural activities: the charming town of Ganges is home to artisans and craftspeople – and consequently a range of quaint gift shops and art galleries – and there’s also hiking trails and beaches. Day 10: Seaplane transfer to Vancouver and transfer to Vancouver Airport for your Arctic Ocean flight home. USA International Airport Canada Hudson Bay Whistler Bedwell River•• Vancouver Salt Spring Island Calgary Lake Louise Canadian Banff Rockies United States of America North Atlantic Ocean Rocky Mountain River, Lake Louise Canadian Rockies Itinerary: 9 nights from £4865 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Overnight accommodation in Kamloops is in a moderate hotel arranged by NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. These Rocky Mountaineer. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be itineraries are only examples of the holiday experiences we can create for you. Feel priced according to your preferences, which can be discussed with our Travel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 999 who will happily put together an Consultants at the time of booking. NB: There is a luggage limit of 30lbs per person on the flight to/from Hastings House. itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. 176 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 171. CANADA Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary specially for you The spectacular mountainside golf course at Whistler Pacific Wilderness Itinerary From lake shores and mountaintops to the city beyond, this itinerary offers fabulous fishing and adventure opportunities amidst glorious scenery… Day 1: Vancouver Arrive Vancouver: 2 nights at the Shangri-La Vancouver. Enjoy a City & Nature tour of Vancouver complete with gourmet picnic lunch. Highlights include Chinatown – one of the largest in North America and Stanley Park – a thousand acres of forest and gardens, surrounded by beaches and complete with totem poles. Day 3: Bedwell River Seaplane transfer from Vancouver to Bedwell River: 3 nights at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. To maximise your experience in this unique location a host of guided activities are available for you to enjoy including the Hot Springs Cove Tour, which takes in some sensational scenery along the banks of the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound. Here, you’ll get the chance to see Gray Whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise and, sometimes, Killer and Humpback Whales as well as a number of sea birds and bald eagles. Other activities include horseback-riding or river fishing and guided kayaking. Day 6: Whistler Private seaplane transfer from Bedwell River to the resort of Whistler: 3 nights at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Whistler’s emerald-green forests, spectacular lakes and surrounding mountains are the perfect setting for outdoor activities including a hummer excursion off-the-beaten-track, a gondola trip to the top of the mountain or a round of golf on the remarkable mountainside golf course. Day 9: Depart Whistler to Vancouver Airport for your flight home. Pacific Wilderness Itinerary: 8 nights from £7040 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences which can be discussed with our travel consultants at the time of booking. NB: There is a luggage allowance of 30lbs per person on the fights to/from Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 177
  • 172. CANADA Our Featured Properties in Canada As part of our Canadian itineraries, we’re delighted to feature a number of properties that represent some of the finest Canada has to offer; each of them set in stunning locations and providing first-class facilities and the highest levels of hospitality we know you’ve come to expect from Elegant Resorts. NEW The Rocky Mountaineer Train Canadian Rockies Passing through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada – glacier-fed lakes, majestic mountain ranges and ferocious rivers, this experience could easily be considered the scenic trip of a lifetime. The train follows the original route constructed over a century ago linking Canada’s West with the Canadian Rockies and the entire journey takes place during the day to maximise on the views. Gold Leaf guests sit in reclining seats with extended leg room, in a purpose built, double deck carriage – affording panoramic views from the full length dome window. Breakfast and lunch are served in the downstairs dining room, on linen dressed tables set for four. A choice of gourmet courses are prepared in the kitchen and served on gleaming chinaware and accompanied by British Columbian wines. NEW NEW Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Hastings House Canadian Rockies British Columbia, Canada Reminiscent of a Swiss mountain castle, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located Set on twenty-five acres of seaside estate, Hastings House is one of the most amidst some of the most spellbinding scenery in the Canadian Rockies. enchanting destinations to be found in British Columbia. Uniquely, individual Overlooking the crystal clear waters of the lake and the striking Victoria Glacier, this cottages are situated within the gardens while the heart of the estate, a Sussex- distinguished hotel offers the elegance of a bygone era combined with first-class style manor house, is where guests gather for drinks, conversation and dinner. A service. Ceilings are garnished with mighty chandeliers and ornately tapestried delightful spa offers beauty and wellness therapies while Salt Spring Island has sofas and armchairs – perfect for guests to soak up the spectacular views. Guest plenty for those keen to explore. The casual elegance of the property is coupled rooms and suites are elegantly appointed, some with split-level accommodation, with fine cuisine – a selection of the freshest seafood, produce and game – others with private balconies and blissful views. There’s a variety of restaurants accompanied by wine lists featuring some of the more notable British Columbia and bars, a health club with heated indoor pool and the Escape Spa and Salon. wines – transporting you back to a world of simplicity and classic finery. 178 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 173. CANADA NEW Shangri-La Vancouver Vancouver, Canada The Shangri-La Vancouver occupies the first fifteen floors of the tallest building in Vancouver. The cutting-edge architectural design of the building is complemented by interiors featuring contemporary classic style furnishings, Asian accents and state-of-the-art entertainment centres. Dining here is truly an experience as Jean- Georges’ MARKET offers four distinct dining venues: a cosy bistro; an outdoor terrace; a raw bar and a sophisticated fine dining room, each serving seasonal regional ingredients with the emphasis on fresh, local seafood. NEW Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Tofino, Canada Inspired by the late 19th century Great Camps, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a childhood wish come true. White canvas, prospector-style tents sit under the canopy of the rainforest and along the water's edge. Built on raised wooden platforms each are furnished with handmade Adirondeck furniture, queen size beds with down duvets and period accessories. Cedar boardwalks discreetly link guests to the dining and kitchen tents. Each day, the camp’s chef dishes up his modern natural cuisine, made from fresh ingredients served on china and crystal. Activities are highly personalised and the Activity Director will personally design your daily adventure to be as active or as relaxed as you wish it to be. NEW The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Whistler, Canada Whistler is synonymous with Canada’s most breathtaking scenery – and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler with Canada’s most luxurious accommodation. Nestled at the base of the imposing Blackcomb Mountain, just minutes walk from the village, the majestic, chateau-style hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this world-class resort. All rooms and suites are luxuriously furnished, but choose a Fairmont Gold Room and you will have your own Jacuzzi bath and use of a dedicated lounge where you can enjoy continental breakfasts, après-ski appetisers and the Honour Bar, while the specially appointed concierge will take care of your every whim. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 179
  • 174. Essential Information Elegant Resorts (part of the Thomas Cook Group) is a member of Single Travellers & Children’s Prices advice for the country or countries which you plan to visit when you ABTA and a fully bonded tour operator with a licence granted by the Please call 01244 897 999 for a tailor-made price. book your holiday. You are also advised to check this information Civil Aviation Authority. We specialise in deluxe and individual before you go by accessing the latest Travel Advice on holidays around the world and, thanks to our knowledgeable and Groups & Conventions www.fco.gov.uk friendly travel team, have achieved a reputation for offering our Some of the larger hotels play host to groups and conventions and clients a service and commitment that is second to none. Like you, we shall do our utmost to let you know at enquiry stage if any of Alternatively, e-mail traveladvicepublicenquiries@fco.gov.uk or we don’t compromise our standards. Like you, we expect the best. these groups coincide with your chosen holiday. However, telephone the Foreign Office Travel Advice Unit on 0845 850 2829. sometimes we are not informed and unfortunately we have no Brochure Statement Hurricanes control over the situation whatsoever. This brochure is prepared many months before the start of the There is a ‘hurricane season’ in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, holiday season and particular attention has been given to all details Early Check-in & Late Check-out Central Mexico and South Eastern seaboard of America between provided. However, for a variety of reasons, there may be At some of our featured destinations, flight arrival times are early in June and November, the months of August and September being amendments made at any time to the facilities or services available. the morning and you will arrive at your accommodation before the particularly susceptible. However, because of the nature of these In this event, your Travel Consultant will advise you of any change(s) normal check-in time. In these circumstances, it is highly weather phenomena, it is extremely difficult to provide accurate immediately. Should such an event occur during your holiday, please recommended that accommodation is reserved from the night information. Whenever possible we will advise all clients should contact either our local representative (where applicable) or our before allowing an immediate check–in. Similarly, many flight hurricane activity threaten your holiday destination when in resort, or travel team here in Chester on +44 1244 897 999. departure times are late in the evening, after normal check out time. immediately before travel. We will try and offer you the opportunity In this instance, we recommend accommodation is reserved until to return to the UK if possible, or to change your holiday plans to an Our Holidays the day after departure allowing a late check-out. Our Travel alternative destination, providing accommodation is available. Our holidays cater for the most discerning of travellers and the Consultants will advise you at the time of booking if either of these hotels/villas we have selected rank amongst the finest in the world. Tornadoes situations apply to your individual holiday arrangements. Each one offers the highest standards of accommodation, cuisine Please be advised that tornadoes can occur almost anywhere in and service available. However they are all very individual and do Baggage Canada. May to September are the main tornado months, peaking cater for – and satisfy – different requirements. Whilst we appreciate For full details of items permitted on board, please check with the in June and early July in southern Ontario, Alberta, south eastern the importance of value for money, we also understand there is a airline you are flying with or see our website. Quebec, and the stretch from southern Saskatchewan and healthy demand for the best – whether this is the choice of Manitoba through to Thunder Bay. The interior of British Columbia Airport Transfers and western New Brunswick may also experience tornadoes. As accommodation or the flight. This is why we offer the flexibility and Our featured hotel/villa prices include transfers to your chosen with hurricanes because of the nature of these weather phenomena comfort of scheduled flights, the option of private car transfers and destination if required. Helicopter transfers and car hire are available it is extremely difficult to provide accurate information. Wherever why we only work with hotels/villas offering the highest standards. on request. possible we will advise you should tornado activity threaten your These enhancements, even if they do cost a little extra, all contribute holiday destination and endeavour to return you to the UK or assist to the kind of individual first-class holiday we know our guests Minimum Letting Period – Villas expect. For those travelling with children, some hotels do not accept in making alternative arrangements providing accommodation is The minimum letting period for all of our featured villas is one week, youngsters at certain times of the year. Other hotels/villas, available. although shorter stays may be allowed at some properties on meanwhile, welcome children and have some especially attractive request. During high season, this may increase to two weeks or four You should monitor local and international weather updates on local offers. Whilst we attempt to give as much advice as possible weeks depending on the destination so do please check with our television and radio and follow any instructions from Canadian throughout this brochure, if you are still finding it difficult to make Travel Consultants. officials or law enforcement personnel. your choice, please do not hesitate to contact our Travel Consultants on 01244 897 999 for further guidance. We do know Villa Occupancy DISABLED TRAVELLERS the strengths and weaknesses of the individual hotels/villas and it Reservations will only be held for those clients detailed in the original Overseas Accommodation & Overseas would be our pleasure to help you decide between them. reservation. Please note that we will not accept any more clients Transport Arrangements than the villa maximum occupancy allows. We must be advised of It is important, if you have any disability, that the appropriate Our Pricing any additional guests not included in the original reservation and enquiries are made about the suitability of particular overseas All prices and offers shown throughout this brochure are for these will be charged as extra. accommodation, resorts, overseas transport and services, and that guidance only and subject to availability at the time of booking. Our holiday prices are based on specially negotiated airline, hotel/villas BEFORE YOU GO you are fully satisfied you have made the correct choice before you book and confirm your holiday. For clients who require support or and transfer rates, which can increase, decrease or be restricted. Health Precautions advice prior to booking, please speak to our Travel Consultants. Should our special rates not be available, we shall advise you Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide. You Further details can be found on our website. immediately and offer you the option to reserve your holiday at the should take health advice about your specific needs as early as higher published rates. We reserve the right to change prices. We possible. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, UK Airports and Flight arrangements advise that you contact us for the most up-to-date holiday price. A www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org.uk, your General Airlines are able to offer assistance at UK airports for those tailor-made quotation will be provided at the time of your enquiry. Practitioner or a specialist clinic. Please note you are strongly passengers who need it due to disability or a medical condition. If advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. you have a disability it is important that you make the appropriate What the price includes: Whilst many North American destinations currently have no enquiries about any special requirements well in advance of travel. Unless otherwise stated, all flight inclusive package prices shown compulsory inoculation requirements, advice about destinations can throughout this brochure include the following: change. Clients travelling to worldwide destinations are Passports & Visas recommended to seek advice from the sources mentioned above The following information applies to British Citizens holding a UK • All international and internal flights (where applicable and passport issued in the UK. Non-British Citizen passport holders or and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for excluding UK regional flights) British Citizens holding a UK Passport issued abroad should contact protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid • Accommodation (grade as shown) based on two persons sharing and Dengue Fever. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should the appropriate consulate or embassy for clarification. Please note, begin well in advance of travel. both passport and visa regulations can change and you should • Private transfers (shared for some destinations) therefore check with your travel agent or the relevant embassy well Biting insects (including mosquitoes) are common in many in advance of travel. It can often take some time to obtain a visa, so • Meals as shown (where applicable)* countries, and they can spread disease. Insect repellents, especially you are advised to apply in plenty of time. those containing DEET, can be useful in helping to prevent bites. You • ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) Your responsibility: It is the responsibility of passengers to ensure can also reduce the risk of bites by wearing clothes that cover your • Taxes & Charges skin, including your arms and legs, especially during the evening and they have valid, acceptable passports and any required visa or any at night. other documentation for the travel they are to undertake – you must • Air Passenger Duty & Security be able to meet the entry requirements for both your final We would also like to draw your attention to DVT (Deep Vein destinations and any stop-off points en route (please note, some • Aviation Fuel Costs Thrombosis) and ask that for further details you consult with your countries require between 2/3 blank pages at the end of your doctor before travelling. Alternatively, visit the Government’s website passport). Passengers without the correct documentation may be *Restrictions may apply at hotel restaurants – e.g. when a price is www.dh.gov.uk/dvt refused carriage by the airline or entry into any country. Where entry based on half or full board basis and there is more than one is refused, fines or other financial penalty will be imposed on or by restaurant at the hotel, some of the restaurants may levy an Travel Advice additional supplement or give a credit towards a meal in another the airline and the passenger(s) concerned will be required to The Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit issues and restaurant. Unless otherwise stated, all extras will be at a charge. immediately return to their country of departure. Any passenger who frequently updates advice for those travelling outside the UK. The travels without the required passport/visa/other documentation is advice includes general warnings and specific information for the solely responsible for and must immediately pay all fines, benefit of travellers. Ask your travel agent for details of any current 180 CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999
  • 175. surcharges, other financial penalty, costs (including the cost of their party has ever been arrested (even if not convicted), or is suffering Smoking immediate return flight) and any other sums of any description which from a serious communicable disease (please visit: Restrictive legislation against smoking is increasingly common in are incurred or imposed by the airline or incurred by ourselves. This www.usembassy.org.uk for details of all restrictions). For destinations worldwide. You may find that your hotel or areas within will be the case regardless of whether the lack of correct passengers holding a non-British Passport, or, if you are unsure your hotel and holiday resort operate enforced smoking restrictions. documentation is spotted at the departure airport. We can accept whether you qualify for travel under the VWP please consult the Fines may be imposed for breaching regulations. To find out more no liability in this situation and no compensation, expenses, refund Identity & Passport Service or US Embassy. For travellers who visit the FCO website www.fco.gov.uk or other sum will be paid. qualify for travel under the VWP, see important details on obtaining travel authorisation below. Driving Validity: A valid passport is essential when you travel abroad. Laws, licensing requirements and age limits vary throughout the Although your passport has been issued for 10 years (5 years for USA – Travel Authorisation (ESTA) world. We recommend you check with your travel agent, or the children) you should note that some overseas countries have an US Customs & Border Control have introduced an Electronic relevant embassy or consulate. immigration requirement for a passport to remain valid for a System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA). The system is web based minimum period after the date of entry to that country (typically 6 only and requires all passengers (including infants) travelling via or to months). If your passport is in its final year of validity, you are advised the USA to apply for authority to travel a minimum of 72 hours prior to check the requirements of the destination before you make your to travel. ESTA is compulsory. You may be denied boarding or final travel plans. refused entry to the U.S. if you have not registered and obtained authorisation. To apply visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov It is very Names: At the time of booking, please ensure you supply your first important that you complete your ESTA application using the exact name and surname, (as they appear on your passport), as both of address as displayed on the documentation you receive from your these must be stated on your flight ticket. This will reduce confusion Airline/Operator. (If you have booked a flight only or the address of and delays at check-in, especially when travelling to the USA. It is your accommodation is confirmed on arrival, please use the address anticipated that clients could face more queries and delays as more as stated on your holiday invoice/tickets). Your Airline or Tour countries introduce Advance Passenger Information systems. You Operator will be providing accommodation details for all passengers may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid if the name to the U.S. immigration authorities after you have departed to the on your passport and travel documents don’t match. If, after U.S. If there are any differences between the Tour Operator/Airline booking a holiday but before travelling, any member of your party information compared to what you have written on your waiver form changes their name, e.g. as a result of getting married, we must be you may be denied entry into the USA. We recommend that you carry notified immediately so that we can make the necessary changes to your ESTA approval with you when you travel. For additional your holiday documentation. information on travel to the U.S. visit http://www.usembassy.org.uk/ GENERAL INFORMATION Children: Children are required to have their own passport. HOW TO CONTACT THE PASSPORT SERVICE Data Protection Important information for all passengers: From 2009, the UK General passport enquiries should be directed to the Identity and To comply with the Data Protection Act we would like to advise you Government will implement its requirement for Advanced Passenger Passport Service. Please visit their website: www.ips.gov.uk or that in order to provide you with the products or services you Information from all passengers travelling internationally into and out telephone: 0870 521 0410. require, the personal information you supply to us will be passed to of the UK. Advance Passenger Information means your relevant trusted partners or suppliers. This may involve sending your Apply early: If you need to apply for a passport or renew an expired passport/identity card details and in some instances, your contact details to countries that do not have an equal level of privacy passport, you should do so well in advance of travel and at least four information, are provided to the authorities before you travel. The legislation to that in the UK. Your details may also be used for weeks before. (If you are 16 or over and have never had a passport Airlines will only provide each country’s Customs and Immigration improving our customer service, analysis and occasionally, for the in your own name, you should apply for one at least six weeks Authorities with the required relevant information. Some prevention of crime. before your holiday. The UK passport service has to confirm your governments also require airlines to provide them with direct access identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend to airline passenger bookings, which may contain other passenger We may also occasionally contact you by post or telephone to an interview in order to protect your identity). Visit www.ips.gov.uk data. It is important that the information provided is accurate so you update you about great offers, products and services. Should you pass through Immigration on arrival without delay. You must provide Please always verify visa requirements at the time of booking not wish to receive such information, please advise one of our Travel this information when you check in and we strongly recommend that particularly if you are planning a stay of more than 14 nights. Consultants. you do so in advance of going to the airport. Overseas Safety Standards ABTA – The Travel Association IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL Although the accommodation featured does operate to its own Elegant Resorts Ltd are members of ABTA with the membership PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO THE USA country’s standards, regrettably the safety standards and regulations number V1712. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to Please read all sections carefully to ensure you comply with U.S. overseas may not be of the same level that we enjoy in the UK. For get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go entry requirements: instance, the design and height of balconies may differ. The setting according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of and enforcement of local regulations is a matter for the authorities of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information USA – Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) the country and the foreign supplier of the services concerned. We about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme Tour Operators and Airlines are required to provide details of the full are working to improve standards wherever possible. You should available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park address of your destination accommodation and country of familiarise yourself with fire procedures, including emergency exits in Street, London SE1 9EQ Tel: 020 3117 0500 or look at their website residence and from 2009 the name on your passport, your date of your accommodation, the swimming pool(s) area. If in doubt, ask www.abta.com birth and passport number to the U.S. authorities. This is in addition your representative or an appropriate member of staff. to the application you must make as part of the Visa Waiver Your Financial Protection Programme (VWP) for authorisation to travel under ESTA (the Security, Health & Safety Overseas When you buy an ATOL protected air package or flight from us you Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) – see below ‘USA – Health & safety is a prime subject for everyone who travels the world will receive a confirmation invoice from us (or via the authorised Travel Authorisation (ESTA) and Visa Waiver Programme’. It is today and we would ask that you observe good housekeeping agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements important the information collected by tour operators and airlines as habits and a common sense approach. Your personal welfare is our and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number part of APIS is the same as the information you have submitted priority and we ask that you are fully aware of security, health & 2885 (Elegant Resorts Ltd). In the unlikely event of our insolvency, under ESTA as any differences may delay or prevent your entry to safety whilst overseas. Petty crime, robberies and muggings can the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will the USA. occur anywhere in the world, although the chances of anything arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance unpleasant happening will be considerably reduced if you take a few booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at USA – Passports simple precautions. Whilst out and about, try not to carry a lot of www.atol.org.uk British passport holders travelling to the USA (or via the USA) are cash with you and always leave your passport, unnecessary required to have either individual machine-readable passports or travellers cheques and any expensive jewellery in a secure place. The price of your holiday includes the amount of £2.50 per person as biometric passports. (If you need to check your passport we part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. recommend you contact the UK Passport Office). Families will be Electricity required to obtain individual passports for each traveller including all Depending on your location, there may be blackouts. Please be Where you book a package holiday from our brochure, which does children. patient whilst the hotel rectifies the situation. not include a flight, or where you book accommodation only, we provide security by way of a bond held by ABTA. USA – Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) Local Information If you have a machine readable or Biometric passport you should be Local events, religious festivities and public holidays are likely to Telephone Calls able to qualify for travel (of up to 90 days) without a visa, under the influence the provision of services and facilities within the hotels and To ensure we consistently deliver excellent customer service, Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). That is, provided no one in your around holiday resorts at certain times. telephone calls to Elegant Resorts UK offices are recorded. CARIBBEAN, THE AMERICAS & VILLAS RESERVATIONS 01244 897 999 181
  • 176. Booking Conditions Please read the following booking conditions carefully as they set out the terms and A5. Cancellation By Us taking action against the person(s) responsible providing you request this within 90 days conditions of the contract between you and Elegant Resorts Limited (‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’). We can cancel your Package and any other Package we operate. On rare occasions we of the incident in question. All assistance (financial or otherwise) is subject to our Your contract will be governed by English law and any disputes will be dealt with in the may need to cancel your Package if there is insufficient demand for your particular reasonable discretion and a maximum total cost to ourselves of £5000 per booking form. courts of England and Wales. If you live in Northern Ireland or Scotland, the courts of Package. If we have to cancel a Package for any particular reason, we will tell you as If you are entitled to have any costs and expenses arising from such an incident met by Northern Ireland or Scotland (as appropriate) can deal with any disputes. soon as reasonably possible. In these circumstances we will, if we are able to do so, offer or from any insurance policy or if you obtain a costs order against anyone in relation to Our obligations to you will vary depending upon whether or not what you book with us you an alternative Package of equivalent or closely similar standard and price at no extra the incident, you must repay to us the costs and expenses we spend in assisting you. is a package holiday (‘Package’) as defined by the Package Travel, Package Holidays cost, or a less expensive Package, in which case we will refund the difference in price. If (viii) Other than as set out above, and as is detailed elsewhere in these booking and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Section A below details the booking conditions you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you, you can choose another offered for conditions, we shall have no legal liability whatsoever to you for any loss, damage, which apply particularly to such a booking. Where you book only a ‘Flight’ or a ‘Hotel’ sale by us and pay, or receive a full refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you personal injury or death which you suffer arising directly or indirectly from any aspect the terms which particularly apply to such a booking are detailed in Section B under the can receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment of your Package. heading ‘Single Components’. There are certain terms which apply to any type of charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can booking and these are detailed in Section C. show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. However, we will not cancel B. Single Components your Package within 8 weeks of departure except if we are forced to do so because of The terms set out below, together with the terms set out in section C, apply when you A. Package Holiday unusual circumstances we could not have foreseen, where we could not avoid the results book individual travel components such as only a ‘Flight’ or only a ‘Hotel’. They apply The information in our brochure and on our website, along with the terms set out below of those circumstances even after taking all reasonable care (see ‘Circumstances whether you book one component or more than one component. Booking more than and the terms set out in section C, apply when you book a Package. Beyond Our Control’ below). No compensation will be payable in these circumstances, one component does not create a Package. A1. Your Contract/Financial Protection whenever they happen, and we will only have to offer you the above choices. We can B1. Price Changes The financial bonding requirements of the Travel Association (ABTA) and the Civil Aviation also cancel if you fail to make payment for your booking on time. Price increases may occur any time prior to departure, you will be liable to pay any such Authority (CAA) have been observed by us in relation to the provision of all our Packages. Our CAA ATOL number is 2885 (and our ABTA membership number V1712). A6. Circumstances Beyond Our Control increases in full. If, before you book, we know of circumstances that may cause an Except where we say differently elsewhere in these conditions, we will not pay any increase in the price of your booking after you have paid, we will endeavour to provide These arrangements ensure that payments made by you for your Package would be compensation, reimburse expenses, or cover losses for any amount or otherwise accept details to you. refunded and/or you would be repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency. responsibility if we have to change your Package after departure, or we, or our suppliers, B2. Transfer of Bookings A2. Price Policy cannot supply your Package, as we, or they, had agreed, or you suffer any loss or In the case of a scheduled flight only booking, transfer to another person will involve Elegant Resorts makes the following Price Policy on all our holidays: We reserve the right damage of any description as a result of circumstances beyond our control. When we cancelling the original booking, thereby incurring any relevant cancellation charges and to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochures. You will be advised of refer to circumstances beyond our control we mean any event that we, or the supplier in then making a new booking, which will be subject to availability and any additional price the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. question, could not foresee or avoid, even after taking all reasonable care. Such increase. Transfer of any other type of booking is subject to the supplier’s own terms and The price of your travel arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the circumstances will usually include, but are not limited to, war, terrorist activity, civil unrest, conditions and the applicable amendment or cancellation charges as stated in section ‘Financial Times Guide to World Currencies’. industrial dispute, bad weather (actual or threatened) and significant building work C. ongoing outside of your accommodation, which is not known to us in advance of your i) PRICE GUARANTEED IF YOU PAY IN FULL WHEN YOU BOOK. Ask your travel agent departure date and building work from a third party (such as resort development). B3. Our Liability To You or Elegant Resorts for a confirmation of the current price at the time you make your Our responsibility is to make arrangements for the provision by the relevant suppliers booking. When full payment of the price is received by Elegant Resorts within seven days A7. Changes Made After Travel (including air carrier of air transport, accommodation owner/supplier, car hire provider) of of the date shown on our Confirmation Invoice, we will guarantee your holiday price will If, after your departure, a significant part of your pre-booked Package arrangements the components you book, but we do not have any responsibility for the operation of the not change. cannot be provided you will be offered a suitable alternative if possible. If appropriate, we component itself. will also pay you compensation in accordance with the table in the section entitled OR ‘Changes Made By Us Before Travel’ unless the reason for the change is due to We have no liability to you for any dissatisfaction, loss of enjoyment, loss, injury or circumstances beyond our control (see section entitled ‘Circumstances Beyond Our damage which results from your use of the single component unless we have negligently ii) PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT ONLY. Changes in transportation costs, including the cost of Control’). If it is not possible to offer you a suitable alternative or, for good reasons, you failed to select a normally competent provider of the relevant component. Further, we fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or do not accept the alternative arrangements, you will have the right to cancel your have no liability to you in any event for any consequential loss which you may suffer in disembarkation fees at ports and airports and exchange rates mean that the price of your booking. In this event you will have the right to be returned by the same means of relation to any arrangements which you book to coincide with the single component you Package may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within transport to your original departure point at no extra cost provided that transport is have booked with us. 30 days of your departure. available. This does not impose an obligation on us to make specific transport C. All Bookings We will absorb, and you will not be charged for, any increase equivalent to 2% of the arrangements for you if none are available. Before you book please discuss your choice of destination, accommodation and price of your Package, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment A8. Flight Delays transport with our Travel Consultants to make sure it will be suitable for you and the charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration Delays sometimes occur. We work closely with the airlines and overseas offices to make people you will be traveling with. Some travel and accommodation arrangements are charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this sure any delay is as short as possible. When a delay occurs we will try to make sure only available on a request basis – where this is the case you will be advised at the time means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your Package, refreshments or meals are provided when appropriate. We will not do this ourselves as you make your enquiry and details of the arrangements on request will be shown on any you will have the option of accepting a change to another Package if we are able to offer such arrangements will normally be the responsibility of the airline. If you have taken out documentation we issue. Any arrangements that we advise you are on request are not one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of our recommended travel insurance or a comparable policy you should have cover confirmed or guaranteed and are subject to change until we receive confirmation from lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or canceling and receiving a full against delays. our supplier. refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. You must cancel within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. A9. Our Liability To You C1. Your Holiday Booking (i) Our obligations, and those of our suppliers providing any service or facility involved The person who signs the booking form or completes the booking online or by telephone We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that in any of your Package, are to take reasonable skill and care to arrange for the is the ‘lead name’. He or she must be 18 years of age or over and is responsible for you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should the price of your Package go provision of such services and facilities and, where we or our supplier is actually payment of the total booking price, including any insurance premiums and subsequent down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your Package cost, providing the service or facility, to provide them with reasonable skill and care. cancellation or amendment charges that may be payable. He or she also agrees to then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that Packages are not Compliance with any applicable regulatory requirements (such as, for example, those provide accurate and full information to the remainder of the travelling party in relation to always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the of the Civil Aviation Authority) will be proper performance of our, and our suppliers’, the booking, including any changes thereto and confirms that all the other members of price of your Package due to contractual and other protection in place. obligations. You must show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you the party, including any that may be added at a later date, agree to be bound by these A3. Changes Made By Us Before Travel conditions, and all other information in the relevant brochure and on our website (as wish to make any claim. From time to time we may have to change details of the package you have booked. If applicable). any change will have a significant effect on your package, we will tell you about it before (ii) For claims which do not involve death or personal injury, we accept liability, subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv) below, should any part of your Package not be as For all bookings as described in Section A and/or Section B above, a contract will exist you travel, if there is time. Changes we will tell you about include: described in this Guide or elsewhere by us before you leave the UK. If we have between you and us when we issue a confirmation invoice/receipt/e-mail. • Change of your UK departure airport liability,we will, subject to clause C9 and clause C12 below, pay you reasonable C2. Payment Terms • Significant change of your destination compensation. However, the maximum we will pay you in any circumstances is twice If your booking is made more than 8 weeks before the intended departure date, you must the price of the Package. This maximum will only be payable when every aspect of pay either: • A change of more than 6 hours to the time you leave the UK or your destination on your Package has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit from your breaks of 4 nights or less, or a change of more than 12 hours for all other longer (i) the full fare (depending on the carrier’s conditions for the travel arrangements in Package. Any sums received by you from suppliers, will be deducted from any sum holiday durations question), or paid to you as compensation by us. If you do not want to accept a significant change, which we tell you about before you (ii) a deposit as required by us and/or the supplier of the services for the arrangements (iii) For claims which involve death or personal injury as a result of an activity forming part depart, we will, if we are able to do so, offer you an alternative package of equivalent or in question, the amount of which will be advised at the time of booking. of your Package (excluding Resort Booked Excursions – see section C5 closely similar standard and price at no extra cost, or a less expensive package, in which ‘Excursions’),we have liability subject to paragraph (i) above and (iv) below. If we You will be advised at the time of booking what payment is required for your particular case we will refund the difference in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative we accept liability, we will, subject to paragraphs (v) and (vi) and clause C9 below, pay arrangements. The balance of the cost of your travel arrangements must be paid within offer you, you can choose a different package offered for sale by us and pay, or receive you reasonable compensation. 8 weeks before the departure date. If your booking is made within 8 weeks of your a refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can cancel your Package and intended departure date, the total cost of your travel arrangements must be paid at the receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment (iv) We accept liability in accordance with paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) above and subject to time of booking. charges. We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can paragraphs (v) and (vi) and clause C9 below except where the cause of the failure in show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. your Package or any death or personal injury you may suffer is not due to any fault PLEASE NOTE: FAILURE TO PAY ON TIME WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION. on our part or that of our servants, agents or suppliers, and is either attributable to We will offer you compensation for changes which have to be made to your package If you are purchasing a travel insurance policy through us, the premium for this will also you, or attributable to someone unconnected with the Package and is unforeseeable before you travel, unless the change is as a result of the sort of circumstances listed in be payable at time of booking. or unavoidable, or due to unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our the paragraph below headed ‘Circumstances Beyond our Control’ or unless the change control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care Credit Card Charges is made more than 55 days before departure. If you have not accepted the change but had been exercised, or an event which neither we, nor our servants, agents or Prices advertised in this brochure apply to payment by cash or debit card. A charge will have accepted an alternative holiday, the compensation we will pay you will be nominal suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled. apply to payments made by credit card – please ask for details. and will be to compensate you for the inconvenience of having to make alternative arrangements but otherwise we will have no liability to pay you compensation. If you have (v) You are obliged to assist us in recovering from any third party any sum which may C3. Special Requests accepted the change, again, the compensation will be nominal unless, upon your return, compensate us for any sums we pay you. In particular, you are obliged to assign to If you have a special request for anything that is not automatically part of the travel you can justify to us that the change significantly diluted your holiday. If you have not us any rights that you may have against any other person whose acts or omissions arrangements you book through us, please advise us when you book and we will pass accepted the change and have accepted a refund of your holiday cost, the have caused or contributed to our legal liability to pay you compensation. You must this information on to the companies we work with. Our note of your request on your compensation will be a nominal sum designed to compensate you for your also provide us with all assistance we may reasonably require. Finally, you must invoice/receipt confirms we have received it and does not guarantee that we, or the inconvenience of arranging the refund and making any alternative arrangements you follow the procedures for the notification of complaints set out in the clause below relevant supplier, can meet your request. Where possible they will try to help you, but we subsequently make but otherwise we will have no liability to pay you compensation. entitled ‘If you have a complaint’. cannot guarantee any request unless it is noted on your invoice/receipt and we also confirm the request separately in writing. We must emphasise that verbal confirmations A4. Minor Changes By Us Before Travel (vi) Should you become ill while on your Package you must, in addition to reporting your of special requests cannot be taken as a guarantee that they will be met e.g. special meal Any change which we do not consider significant is a minor change. We will endeavour illness to your accommodation provider, consult a local doctor and also consult your types on flights. to tell you about a minor change before you travel but we are not obliged to do so and GP upon your return to the UK. Should you then wish to make a claim against us as we will not pay compensation. It may not be possible at the time of booking to specify a result of that illness, you must provide us with details of both the local doctor whom C4. Insurance the airline or type of aircraft. Please note that two airlines may share the same services, you saw and your GP, together with written authority for us to obtain a medical report You must take out adequate travel insurance suitable for your needs before you travel. therefore a flight may not be operated by the airline whose designated code is shown on from both those doctors. We cannot be responsible for any costs you incur as a result of you failing to do so. For your itinerary and ticket. We are required to inform you of the identity of the airline your own peace of mind the insurance should cover you if you have to cancel your (vii) If you or any member of your party suffers illness, injury or death, through operating your flight. Any changes to the operating airline will be notified to you in all arrangements or for any emergencies such as illness or injury that arise while you are misadventure, as a result of any activity which does not form part of your contracted cases at check in or at the boarding gate. We reserve the right to change airlines or away. If you have not already purchased travel insurance, please call Elegant Resorts for Package arrangements, we will provide you with all reasonable assistance. 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  • 177. C5. Excursions a result of the provision of those services or facilities, our liability to pay you C16. Personal Information Excursions include, but are not restricted to, any sightseeing trips, concerts, events or compensation and/or the amount (if any) of compensation payable to you by us will be To comply with the Data Protection Act we would like to advise you that in order to other tours attended in resort for which additional payment is required. Excursions can limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to that provided for by the provide you with the products or services you require, the personal information you either be booked and/or paid for in resort (‘Resort Booked Excursions’) or pre-booked international convention concerned (in each case including in respect of the conditions supply to us will be passed to relevant trusted partners or suppliers. This may involve and paid for when you book your Holiday (‘Pre-booked Excursions’). All excursions are of liability, the time for bringing any claim and the type and amount of any damages that sending your details to countries that do not have an equal level of privacy legislation to supplied by third party suppliers and are subject to the clause C8. We accept, subject to can be awarded). International Conventions which may apply include: in respect of that in the UK. Your details may also be used for improving our customer service, analysis clauses A9 and C8 entitled ‘Suppliers’ Conditions’ and ‘Our Liability To You’ below, international air travel, the Warsaw Convention 1929 (including as amended by the and occasionally, for the prevention of crime. responsibility for Pre-booked Excursions. However, Resort Booked Excursions do not Hague Protocol of 1955 and by any of the additional Montreal Protocol of 1975 or the We may also occasionally contact you by post or telephone to update you about great form part of your Package and are not governed by the Package Travel, Package Holiday Montreal Convention 1999); in respect of rail travel, the COTIF Convention concerning offers, products and services. Should you not wish to receive such information, please and Package Tours Regulations 1992. We do not have any responsibility or liability international carriage by rail 1980 (as amended); in respect of carriage by sea, the Athens advise one of our Travel Consultants. whatsoever for anything which may go wrong on a Resort Booked Excursion. We, our Convention 1974; in respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973; and, in servants, employees or agents are acting, depending upon the actual Resort Booked respect of hotels, the Paris Convention 1962. For the avoidance of doubt, this means C17. Your Responsibility Excursion, either as agents for the relevant Resort Booked Excursion supplier or as agent that we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitations of compensation We want all our clients to have an enjoyable, carefree holiday. But you must remember for you. In any event the contract for any Resort Booked Excursion is between you and contained in any of these conventions or any other international conventions applicable that you are responsible for your actions and the effect they may have on others. If we, the Resort Booked Excursion provider. It is your responsibility to note carefully any to your travel arrangements. or another person in authority, believe: conditions of contract contained in any Resort Booked Excursion, literature, ticket or C10. Baggage • your actions could upset, annoy or disturb other customers, our suppliers or our own receipt you are given. For Resort Booked Excursions you may be subject to the laws of The amount of compensation we will pay for any loss or damage to luggage is limited in staff, or put them in any risk or danger, or damage property; or the country in which you take your excursion and may be required to bring any disputes accordance with the conventions listed in the above section. For claims for missing or or claims before the Courts of that country also. • you are unfit to travel; damaged baggage you must follow the rules on the back or your ticket or contained C6. Changes You Make Before Travel within the carrier’s conditions of carriage. Please note time limits apply within which to we may end your holiday and terminate your contract. You and your travelling party will If you want to change the arrangements you have booked in any way, we will try to help notify us or the carrier and make a claim. We will not accept liability for high-value items be prevented from using your booked accommodation, transport and any other Travel you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this as changes are which you should insure for the appropriate amount. Arrangements forming part of your booking, and we will not be liable for any refund, subject to availability at the time and to the transport providers terms and conditions. compensation or any other costs you have to pay. Alternatively, at our discretion, you C11. Flight and Other Travel Timings may be permitted to continue with your holiday but may have additional terms of carriage Please note that typically changes to scheduled flight tickets, and Eurostar tickets are Flight timings are provided by airlines and are subject to Air Traffic Control restrictions. All very restrictive. Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation imposed upon you. means of transportation are subject to weather conditions and the need for constant has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to maintenance and the ability of passengers to check in on time. There is no guarantee C18. Your Financial Protection 100% of that part of the arrangement. For example, some of the transport providers we that transport will depart at the times stated on any itinerary or tickets which you receive. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us use do not permit name changes for any reason. Such changes are likely to result in your All timings are estimates only, and we do not have any liability to you for any delay, which to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from our being charged the full cost of the service and may be subject to space being available may arise, or for any schedule alterations. brochure/website and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. Where your for a new reservation. In addition, you will have to pay any extra costs the carrier may booking includes a flight, we provide this security by way of a bond held by the Civil pass on to us. See the Exception in the section ‘Cancellation By You’ below. Where we C12. Denied Boarding Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2885. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the can make a change we will charge for any additional services, facilities, or other items Where a flight ticket is downgraded or a flight cancelled, delayed, or boarding is denied CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money changed, at the price which applies on the day the change is made. In addition, we will by any carrier in circumstances which would entitle you to compensation under the you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL also apply administration charges of £25 for each person on the booking and for each Denied Boarding Regulations 2004, then you are obliged to claim the appropriate sums website at www.atol.org.uk item you want to change. Any booking discount you may have received at the time the pursuant to those Regulations from the carrier. Any sums received by you in this respect original booking was made, may be altered or reduced whenever changes are made. constitute the full amount of your entitlement to compensation for all matters flowing from Where you book a package holiday from our brochure which does not include a flight, or the carrier’s actions and which fall within the scope of the Denied Boarding Regulations. where you book accommodation only, we provide security by way of a bond held by If any booked person is prevented from travelling for reasons beyond your control and If, for any reason, you do not claim against the carrier and make a claim for ABTA. Our ABTA number is V1712. not simply from a change of mind, we will agree to that person’s booking being compensation from us, you must, at the time of payment of any compensation to you, transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package, Elegant Resorts Ltd, The Old Palace, Chester, CH1 1RB. Registered in England No. make a complete assignment to us of the rights you have against the carrier in relation 2100913. Brochure published October 2009. Written and designed by the Design Studio subject to both persons accepting joint and several liability for full payment of the to the claim that gives rise to that compensation payment. package price and our charge for confirming the transfer and any additional costs arising at Elegant Resorts. Photography by Rocky Mountaineer; Bermuda Tourist Board; from the transfer. We must be given reasonable notice of the transfer request – at least C13. Complaints Antigua Tourist Board; Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort; Parrot Cay; Shangri-La’s Villingili 14 days prior to departure. We aim to provide the best holiday possible. However, if you are not satisfied please Resort & Spa; Peter Island; Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora; Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita complain as soon as possible to the relevant person (for example, the accommodation Riviera Maya; Half Moon; Little Dix Bay; The Fairmont Southampton; CuisinArt Resort & C7. Cancellation By You management or transport supplier). If they cannot help you must tell your holiday Spa; Sandy Lane; Acqualina Resort & Spa; Star Clipper; Silversea; Jade Mountain; Rio The lead name on the booking must give notice to cancel in writing and the charges Representative or our Local Agent and we will do everything reasonably possible to sort Tourist Board; Argent