Scott Dunn’s Top 5 Autumn/Winter Family Holiday Ideas

Niyama, Maldives

NIYAMA is a luxury 5* Indian Ocean resort set on two pristine islands on the Dhaalu Atoll in the Maldives. With exceptional watersports, an Explorers kids club and a sense of privacy, NIYAMA is perfect for both couples and families alike. Unique to resorts in the Maldives, the Explorers kids club caters for children from as young as 12 months and up to 12 years. Open all year round, seven days a week from 10am to 6pm, and a choice of morning, afternoon and all day sessions with age related activities and facilities; it makes NIYAMA ideal as a family destination. So, whilst our younger guests enjoy the circus themed play area and creative daily activity programme, parents can take some well-deserved time off and enjoy everything that both islands offer.


Anassa, Cyprus

World renowned as one of the most exclusive and beautiful 5* spa hotels, Anassa offers ultimate luxury located in a secluded bay in western Cyprus. Anassa’s family friendly atmosphere and golden beaches create the perfect luxury Mediterranean retreat. The Explorers kids club, managed by Scott Dunn UK qualified childcare experts and supported by local child carers, is based in a newly revamped children’s club space. All their staff are vetted and trained to the highest standards with the necessary expertise in their chosen field to provide an exciting and innovative programme of on and off site activities, ensuring your little ones have a truly adventurous holiday.

Nomadic Encounters Mara House, Southern Kenya

Mara House is quietly tucked away in a prime wildlife area outside the Maasai Mara National Park. It is an exclusive private house which offers an excellent safari experience. Mara House has three large en-suite bedrooms and a large but cosy sitting room with a shared swimming pool which works perfectly for a family. Mara House comes fully staffed, including a chef, house manager and private safari guide. Activities include game drives, either by daylight or by spotlight to catch a glimpse of those elusive nocturnal species. Walking safaris with an armed scout are also available as well as visits to the Maasai villages nearby. As you are the only guests here, you have total flexibility on the duration of your game viewing and what you wish to do each day.

St Regis, Mauritius

The St. Regis Mauritius is a luxury hotel right in front of Le Morne Mountain. The hotel is located right on the beach which has beautiful white sand, and the rooms all have beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.Labelled the island’s largest boutique hotel, it is the epitome of superb standards and has the trademark St. Regis butler service to ensure your every need is taken care of. The Kite Flyers Children’s Club accepts children from 4 – 12 years and is open from 9am until 8pm. It has a contemporary feel and facilities include a pool, sandpit, play area and sleeping area with a wide range of activities on offer.

Chalet Shar Pei, Val d’Isere

Enjoying one of the best locations in Val d’Isere, close to the slopes, Chalet Shar Pei is a new, luxury chalet with an indoor swimming pool and hammam. With a large top floor balcony, the chalet has stunning views of the mountains and resort. Sleeping up to 10 and with exclusive benefit of access to the Scott Dunn Explorers kids club Chalet Shar Pei has the potential to create the most fantastic family ski holiday where parents can completely relax with peace of mind that their family is in great hands.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015