Whether you’re a water baby, a nature enthusiast, a city slicker in pursuit of the finer things in life, or simply seeking an idyllic location in which to unwind, our comprehensive picks for this Eid Al Adha include some great options for everyone.
For Nature Lovers:
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Home to mystical caves and exotic wildlife, Laos offers a unique taste of South East Asia. Unwind and explore this fascinating ancient capital while staying at Avani+Luang Prabang, which serves as a perfect base, offering the opportunity to get up close with its untouched, natural beauty. Most of the city can be explored on foot; the perfect way to take in this UNESCO World Heritage site which is home to various temples, monk monasteries and waterfalls. Inspired by the contemporary French neo-classical architecture that runs through the historical neighbourhood, Avani+Luang Prabang features 53 guest rooms and suites. Each one enjoys 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.
For Glamorous Jetsetters:
Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
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With Bodrum rapidly developing a reputation for being the ‘St Tropez of Turkey’, there’s nowhere more glamorous to revel in the Turkish Riviera charms than at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum.The hotel’s new villas and suites, make it an ideal spot for larger groups from the GCC. Guests are invited to unwind in the luxurious accommodation while taking in the delights of Bodrum. The perfect destination for adventurous visitors, explore the shoreline on jet skis, test your strength fly boarding or race around on Seabobs.
For Country & City Life:
Arambrook Boutique Hotel
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One of Cape Town’s most exciting new openings, Arambrook Boutique Hotel is offering guests a new style of holiday this Eid Al Adha. Nestled in the foothills of the famous Table Mountain in one of the city’s most upmarket neighbourhoods, Arambrook’s scenic location affords guests a taste of the relaxed life, while still being perfectly placed to allow them to experience the city’s vibrant social and cultural scene. It is also just a short distance from some of the oldest and most prestigious wine farms in the Constantia region.
For Thrill (& Chill) Seekers:
Velaa Private Island
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An ultra-luxurious boutique hideaway in Maldives, Velaa Private Island is inviting GCC guests to unwind in style this Eid Al Adha. With 47 private abodes, this is one of the most unique resorts in the Maldives. Set on their very own strip of beach, the secluded four-bedroom Velaa Private Residences are ideal for larger groups. Embracing indoor-outdoor living, the slick and stylish residences can sleep up to ten. An Indian Ocean playground, Velaa also offers an exhaustive array of the latest high-tech water sports gadgets including seabobs, jet skis, flyboards, hoverboards, jetpacks, etc.With excitement and relaxation offered in equal measures, it is an excellent option this Eid Al Adha!
For Design Aficionados:
Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, London
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One of the British capital’s most revered properties has recently been revamped – and the results are stunning. It’s all down to design expert Joyce Wang, the innovative designer responsible for the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s brand-new face. Commissioned to oversee the property’s overall design concept, the designer took her inspiration from the building’s Edwardian heritage, the hotel’s peaceful park side location, as well as the glamour of the early 20th century’s Golden Age of travel. With a warm and inviting environment in all 181 new rooms and suites, guests from the GCC will be particularly impressed by the brand-new penthouses.
For Relaxation & Rejuvenation:
Avani+Hua Hin Resort & Villas
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For travellers looking for a tropical escape, the perfect holiday destination awaits just two hours south of Bangkok. With long stretches of golden sand beaches, lush gardens and sensational just-caught seafood, the pretty town feels miles away from the bustle of the capital while being easily accessible. Amongst the newest hotels in town, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort and Villas is nestled in a tranquil spot on the coastline, immersed in nature. Facing on to a large lagoon pool, the 196 guest rooms, suites and villas offer stylish accommodation options, with the Superior and Deluxe Guest Rooms featuring a private balcony and Villas and Suites have either a plunge pool or Jacuzzi and gazebo, while the outdoor rainforest shower in select suites encourages guests to stay in touch with nature.
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