Tuesday, 22 March 2016



21 March, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Families from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are being invited to celebrate the upcoming March holidays by booking an ultra-luxury stay with One&Only Resorts. Whether  playing in the warm Gulf waters and enjoying a host of activities from water-skiing to kayaking, or simply taking in the spectacular views of a private island retreat, there are a host of special offers to choose from to make the holiday break magical.  With resorts all over the world, guests looking for both short-haul breaks and those looking to venture further afield can enjoy the unrivalled hospitality, enhanced offerings and exceptional service that One&Only Resorts has always been known for.

For the fun-loving family escape: One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm, Dubai
Ideal for families who would prefer a to stay closer to home, One&Only Royal Mirage is nestled in 65 acres of luxurious landscaped gardens just minutes away from the cosmopolitan Dubai Marina. Looking out onto the private white sand beach that graces Palm Island Bay, adults and kids alike can enjoy a playground of activities from   water-skiing and kayaking to sailing. After an active day, guests can unwind and enjoy the eclectic and vibrant cuisine of any one of the eight restaurants on offer and experience beautifully created modern cuisine with a unique Arabian twist.

Alternatively, just across the water, One&Only The Palm commands an enviable spot on a private peninsular of Palm Island for guests looking for the most secluded spot. Ideal for those looking for true peace and serenity, One&Only The Palm offers an oasis of calm and natural beauty within a spectacularly lavish setting. For the ultimate relaxation, guests can enter a world of beauty and wellbeing with the Guerlain Spa, which draws inspiration from the wonders of nature to formulate its fragrance, make up and skincare. When it comes to matters of gastronomy, three-time Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alleno has curated Dubai’s most decadent culinary experience at STAY restaurant, which showcases his exceptional passion for playful French cuisine.

For families looking for a private island escape: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
With its turquoise coloured ocean and dazzling white sandy beaches, it’s hard to imagine a place more picture perfect than the Maldives. One&Only Reethi Rah represents the pinnacle of  luxury, and it is located on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll – and each villa offers the utmost privacy. Families can enjoy snorkelling amongst over 2,000 species of fish found amidst incredible coral reefs. As a divers paradise, One&Only Reethi Rah’s PADI Gold Palm  Dive Centre is complete with nitrox, rebreathers, underwater scooters and more. With six kilometres of private coastline, families can also take a break from the ocean and enjoy lagoons and white sands.

Back on dry land, families can test their tennis prowess on two floodlit courts, or play a game of football on the FIFA approved field.  Families can also enjoy  ClubOne activities and entertainment bypaddle boarding or reaching new heights at the climbing wall, ROCK , or the Artist Studio with resident artist Christopher Hogan. Alternatively, guests can also choose to swim in the warm, turquoise lagoon. . Younger guests can also enjoy the popular KidsOnly and OneTribe (tween) programmes, that have been carefully tailored to guests ages four to 11.

For families seeking a tropical paradise: One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius
Set within the calm tranquil waters of a protected lagoon, One&Only Le Saint Géran is surrounded by its own secluded peninsula in the beautiful island paradise of Mauritius. Known for being the land of rainbows, lagoons and shooting stars, Mauritius represents a tropical sanctuary for families to enjoy some quality time together within the friendly, calm and welcoming resort. An array of activities await families both on and off the water. Ocean-lovers can enjoy long lazy days of swimming, snorkelling and diving as they watch an underwater world, electric with colour, come to life. Above the water, families can kitesurf on the reef waves or water-ski in the crystal clear waters. Golf aficionados can perfect their swing and play on an expansive Gary Player nine-hole golf course that stretches along the coast, or even take a lesson if they would like to hone their ability.

Families can choose from an array of suites to stay in; whether  a two-bedroom Ocean Suite with an authentic Mauritian charm and views to complete, or even the private two-bedroom Villa Residence, which boasts a private swimming pool, views onto lavish gardens and even a private team of butlers to cater for every need.

For families looking to explore: One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
In the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town overlooks the Marina and offers panoramic views of the iconic Table Mountain. With so much culture on its doorstep, One&Only Cape Town provides the ideal gateway for families looking to experience the adventure, world-renowned grape region and excitement of this cosmopolitan city. The resort itself also has an abundance of activities designed with families in mind. Younger guests from aged four to 11 can take part in an enriching collection of activities at KidsOnly that showcases the exuberant personality of Cape Town, with themed days such as safari, ocean,, birds and bugs. Supervised excursions to the Penguin Colony, Planetarium, Two Oceans Aquarium and World of Birds, provide rare adventures and memories that will last a life time. The newly landscaped outdoor play area of KidsOnly now offers an array of new fun and exciting options for kids; from a race track for ride trikes, a grassed area for mini soccer, a jungle gym complete with swings, to a colourful tree house and a mini-golf course.

World-class cuisine also awaits for food lovers, with  master chef Nobuyaki Matsushisa infusing his innovative Japanese cuisine with flavour and spices unique to South Africa at the famous Nobu restaurant, that also offers the very first Nobu kids menu. Guests can also indulge in Reuben’s, with its cool-chic, brasserie feel, with its exciting fusion of local flavours for a truly authentic South African experience.

For families seeking adventure: One&Only Palmilla, Mexico
Breath-taking views of Los Cabos awaits, where golden desert sands meet turquoise waters. Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, the resort provides a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers, from championship golf and seasonal whale-watching to deep-sea fishing and 4WD excursions into the Baja desert. The entire resort itself is a playground of discovery. When not indulging in the serenity of the pool, beach and One&Only Spa, families can stroll amongst the beautiful gardens or steal away moments to shop within the glamorous boutiques. Thrill-seekers can learn first-hand how to master the art of surfing, under the expert guidance of some of the world’s best surfers. The ocean itself provides a myriad of watersports, from kayaking, to paddle boarding and snorkelling. The resort also offers an adults-only as well as a separate family pool ensuring that guests have the option of difference experiences.

A range of suites cater for guests every preference. Families can enjoy the ultimate luxury of Villa Cortez, which is an exceptional four-bedroom villa designed in the authentic style of a traditional Mexican hacienda, for those seeking intense privacy and exceptional luxury or the new Villa One.Villa One also boasts four bedrooms, and is designed in a distinctively modern style, using natural materials from Mexico. The villa offers endless views and clean architectural lines, all showcasing the splendour of the surroundings of the resort, and is perfect for families or friends travelling together. In conjunction with the complimentary KidsOnly at the resort, a range of activities are available for children of villa guests.

For information on the Special Offers available over the March holidays, please contact your preferred Travel Partner.