Our Top Eid Escapes! Where Are You Headed This Holiday?

From fun-filled Mediterranean adventures with the kids to romantic island getaways and unexplored caves and rare wildlife, we’ve put together the perfect Eid Al Fitr travel guide for GCC travellers of all ages looking to travel to destinations near and far. 

North Island, Seychelles

A short four-and-a-half-hour flight from the GCC, the Seychelles is the perfect getaway this Eid Al-Fitr. North Island Seychelles is the ultimate in exclusive personalized travel catering to the 21st century luxury traveller, making it the ideal destination for a grand family Eid getaway or a romantic escape for two.

Located within the inner islands of the Seychelles, 30km away from the main island and only a 15-minute helicopter transfer from Mahé airport, North Island is the ultimate playground for your children, with a wide range of activities on land and in the water designed to keep young minds and bodies active, to satisfy the most inquisitive and thrill the most adventurous. Balloon tennis, pizza making lessons and pirate treasure hunts are all on the agenda for a fun packed family holiday.

North Island’s generous all-inclusive offering allows you to completely give yourself over to the Island’s laidback spirit of barefoot luxury and do whatever you like whenever you like without having to worry about or plan a thing.

2018 rates for the Presidential Villas start at €6,127 per night and €9,644 per night for Villa North Island excluding tax. Children under the age of 17 sharing the second bedroom are free of charge. For young adults aged 17-19 sharing the second bedroom, the rate is €672 per night.

For more information on North Island visit www.north-island.com

Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech

With the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, a series of serene ponds as a centerpiece and only 10 minutes from the city’s famous Medina, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech has all the features to make your holiday great.

This Eid, treat your family to a fun- filled break at the elegant, contemporary resort that has 54 luxurious villas and 9 spacious suites, excellent dining and a world-class spa. With the ‘Experience Marrakech’ package, guests are invited to enjoy the best of the resort at great prices.

Priced from EUR 1,250 per night, the package includes:

  • One complimentary night for every two or three consecutive paid nights.
  • A dining or spa credit of EUR 100 for one bedroom accommodations and EUR 200 for two bedrooms accommodations once per stay until 25 December 2018.
  • Full daily buffet breakfast, served in the restaurant.
  • High speed internet access.
  • Round trip transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport.
  • Fast Track through the Airport.

Valid for a minimum of three nights’ stay, the Experience Marrakech package is valid until December 25 2018.

For more information, please visit https://www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum/paradise-bay/luxury-hotel

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa Bali

Located just 890km south of the equator, Bali’s tropical climate and moderate weather conditions make for a splendid getaway this Eid. With its world-class clubs and restaurants, and expansive villas, the recently relaunched Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa provides a welcome escape from the outside world. The resort hosts a range of facilities including villas, guestrooms and suites, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the Kahyangan Spa as well as an infinity pool sitting on the edge of the oceanfront.

Rates for the Ocean Suite start from USD 486 net per night, One Bedroom Garden Pool Villa from USD 636 net per night, and One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa from USD 771 net per night.

For more information, please visit https://www.theseminyak.com.

Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum 

Spoil your family this Eid Al Fitr at the luxurious Turkish Riviera resort Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum which has just opened for the summer season. Guests staying at the hotel will now have three new villas and the Bougainvillea and Royal Suites to choose from in addition to the existing selection of guest rooms, apartments, suites and villas. Guests can also enjoy authentic gourmet cuisine at the hotel’s eight restaurants and bars and relax at the award-winning spa. For younger guests, exciting educational activities that encourage confidence building and creativity are offered in partnership with Gymboree Play & Music, a world leader in childhood development.

Guests who book the new Flavours of Bodrum package enjoy several fine dining options and sumptuous accommodation.

The new Flavours of Bodrum package is priced from €396 for two adults, and includes:

  • Accommodation in luxury room, suite or apartment
  • Three-course dinner daily at Assaggio or Bodrum Balıkçısı, including non-alcoholic beverages, or Barbeque dinner at Blue Beach on Tuesday nights
  • Daily breakfast at Sofra restaurant
  • Access to the resort’s fitness and wellness centre
  • Butler service

The package is available from 1 April – 31 October 2018. For children aged 7-12 staying in the same room as their parents, €80 extra will be charged.

For more information visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bodrum/

Baros Maldives  

Baros Maldives is inviting guests to the ultimate ‘Wellness Experience’ with your partner, complete with peaceful yoga sessions on a sandbank, a relaxing Balinese massage on an isolated deck in the middle of a sparkling lagoon and Ayurvedic therapy treatments.

Nestled in the Indian Ocean, miles away from the closest land mass and surrounded by pristine blue waters, Baros Maldives is the ideal choice for GCC nationals and residents looking to escape the summer heat and head to a tropical island sanctuary for a relaxed and rejuvenating Eid holiday.

The ”Baros Wellness Experience” stay includes

  • Two ways combined Airport Transfer by speedboat
  • Yoga on the Sandbank | 60 min
  • In-Villa Champagne Breakfast
  • Piano Deck Couple Massage | Swedish / Balinese
  • Shirodhara & Abhyanga | 105 minutes
  • Teppanyaki with a bottle of House Wine

Rates at Baros Maldives start at USD 900++ per night for two people in a Deluxe Villa. For further information on Baros Maldives, please visit www.baros.com.

AVANI+ Luang Prabang, Laos

Home to unexplored caves and rare wildlife, Laos offers a unique taste of South East Asia. Once the royal capital of the Kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage site, described as the ‘Jewel in the Laos Crown’ thanks to its untouched, natural beauty. Most of the city can be explored on foot; the perfect way to take in the temples, monk monasteries and waterfalls.

For millennial-minded travelers, the recently launched AVANI+ Luang Prabang offers everything – and more. Ideally located in central Luang Prabang, just a few steps from the Mekong River, Royal Palace, and the popular Night Market, AVANI+ Luang Prabang is set to become the hottest property in town. AVANI+ Luang Prabang raises the bar on the contemporary French neo-classical architecture that runs through the historical neighbourhood, with elegant, French colonial-inspired interior design. The 53 guest rooms and suites enjoy an intimate, open-plan feel with French-styled louvered wooden doors that open onto a balcony or terrace overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard.

Offer: Plan your trip earlier and take advantage of the Advance Purchase Offer. Book 15 days in advance to enjoy 20 percent savings along with complimentary daily breakfast. For more information, visit https://www.minorhotels.com/en/avani/luang-prabang