The best gift you can give yourself this holiday season is…a holiday! Smith & Family let you know how to splash out in style.
A family that travels together, stays together. Thinking of a travel destination to reward your kids for their hard work at school and at the same time pamper yourself? If you are in the mood for splurging this holiday, look no further. Travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have curated this list of utterly spoiling and luxurious hotels that will be a treat for the whole family.
This guilt-free resort is tucked away on one of Indonesia’s most unexplored islands. Almost entirely preserved from urban development, it’s an off-the-beaten-path island escape in an idyllic setting that’s just perfect for once-in-a-lifetime family holidays. Unplug and spend your carefree days exploring acres of luxuriant valleys; let the children run free around the estate’s winding paths, tropical greenery and rock-pool dotted coastline. There are daily excursions to local villages and, for adventure seekers, there are world-famous surfing breaks, mountain bike trails and horseback treks.
Smith extra: A bottle of wine on arrival. SilverSmith and GoldSmith members receive a free room upgrade subject to availability; GoldSmith members also receive a 60-minute massage for each guest.
Budding castaways and adventurers will delight in luxury resort Soneva Fushi’s private-island playground of pristine jungle and dazzling ocean: with a soothing Six Senses Spa, secluded beach-front villas, a mesmerising house reef and superb child-friendly service (including a guilt-free kids club), it makes for the perfect place to dig your toes in and enjoy the powder-white sands of the Maldives.
Smith Extra: One dinner (at Nine or By the Beach) and a cookie-making class for children.
Whether your family loves fishing, food or the great outdoors, luxury boutique hotel Huka Lodge is rated as one of the world’s top retreats. Situated on New Zealand’s volcanic north island, this heritage 1920s hotel was founded as a simple fishing lodge on the banks of Lake Taupo. Its lush grounds beside the Waikato River and cascading Huka Falls makes it a top angling destination as well as an adventurous gourmet getaway, with an abundance of family-friendly activities and delicious meals. It also makes a great base for skiing in winter, with the North Island’s premier slopes, carved among the surrounding volcanic cones, a short hop from Taupo.
Smith extra Lunch for two including a bottle of NZ house wine, either within the Lodge or as a picnic.
A mother-and-son-designed vacation home that’s grown into a sweeping resort over the years, Danai Beach Resort & Villas in Halkidiki is a truly luxurious spot in which to spend the summer. The private beach is, as you’d expect in this part of the world, an enviable place to spend the day swimming and sunbathing carefree, while little Smiths play in the child-friendly gentle waves under the watchful eye of the resident lifeguard. With an ornate spa, sandy beach, range of eateries, kids club and crèche – plus opulent decor – Danai will keep you busy doing nothing for your entire stay.
Smith extra A bottle of Greek red wine, and toys in your room on arrival (let Smith24 know your child’s age when you book).
At first sight, this Freycinet Peninsula boutique hotel on Tasmania’s pure shores resembles a shiny UFO, but in fact this jaw-dropping stingray-shaped sanctuary embraces the landscape, encouraging the whole family to chill out in style. Iconic Wineglass Bay is just minutes away and activities are aplenty at this natural gem, from nocturnal wildlife safaris in the woods to star-spotting around the campfire – the little ones will be endlessly entertained.
Smith extra A bottle of Champagne.
Mr & Mrs Smith gets you the best rates, guaranteed, as well as a little something extra on arrival at every hotel. To book, call the Smith24 team toll-free on 800 905 326, or visit mrandmrssmith.com.