No one does over-the-top luxury quite like Dubai, and the quirky but lavish Atlantis, The Palm takes it to the next level. It’s a kid’s wonderland: there are bottle-nosed encounters at Dolphin Bay; Aquaventure Waterpark overflows with rides, slides and animal encounters; and the Lost Chambers bring to life the Atlantis myth. The Resort was listed as one of our 16 incredible hotel pools. Good luck trying to tear your little ones away when it’s home time!
Eating breakfast with a giraffe? It doesn’t get much more whimsical than that. But this is the magical reality every morning at Giraffe Manor. The boutique hotel is set on 4.8 hectares of private land within 56 hectares of indigenous forest. Guests often comment that arriving at the manor is like walking onto the set of the film ‘Out of Africa’.
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the Victoria Glacier and the glistening emerald lake, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located in Banff National Park, claiming the address of one of the most picturesque places in the world.
Inspired by ancient feng shui philosophy along with the grandeur of the Tu Duc royal tombs of Hue, The Nam Hai’s architectural design, both inside and out at first appears a little intimidating. With pleasant neighbours like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An, tombs and citadels, history meets serenity against the resort’s calming tropical shore.
This private island set within the tranquil aqua hues of the Maldives is where stress comes to die. Featuring over 95 beach and water villas, relax into pure heaven, and lay back on your own private sun terrace, or treat your overworked body at U spa, while the children learn the meaning of adventure at the Constance Kids Club.
Ordained in French style luxury, this magnificent resort hotel located on the alluring clifftop of Tanjong Beach boasts award-winning spa facilities as well as four unique dining options just to set the pace. Friday and Saturday nights are family feast nights, with the special Rotisserie Buffet Nights with only the finest prepared meat, poultry and seafood.
Da Nang; once the ancient Kingdom of Champa, now Vietnam’s third largest city is home to the Furama Danang Resort. Head down to the beach for a daily leasson in Tai Chi and afterwards grab the kids for a round of tennis or volleyball. With sites like the Marble Mountains and the Ba Na Hill Station right next door, Furama creates the perfect serenity.
Hyatt’s most contemporary resort finds itself amidst the tropical nirvana of Da Nang, Vietnam. The resort offers a relaxing feel of privacy whilst not being shy on its array of activities- the kids can enjoy their time rock climbing at Camp Hyatt, whilst parents spend the afternoon at the famous My Son Sanctuary, basking in the archaeological wonders of ancient Vietnam.
You won’t be short on adventure at Madikwe’s Safari Lodge, and with the Lelapa and Dithaba particularly catering to families, your African adventure will be placed under safe hands. Go on a private African safari, be sure to sight the natives including the lion, leopard, wild dog, elephant, hyena and more! Imagination never ends with the lodge’s delicious healthy food choices for every palate.
The heart of African safari is accessible in luxury style
at Jaci's Madikwe Lodges, take an action packed walking adventure along the safari and spot animal spoor and dung- touch the native flowers and plants in your fingertips. Must visit- the on-site Terrapin Hide for priceless, professional images of the watering hole from a magnificent hideaway, accessible via water tunnel.