August-September 2018


Late Summer Fun The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam is offering a Family Summer in Paradise package that includes accommodation, breakfast for two adults and children, and a range of kids’ activities, from treasure hunting, yoga and Zumba, to traditional Vietnamese Trong Comdancing, pottery classes, origami and cupcake decoration. Plus, kids under 12 eat free! Available until 30 September.

Whistler Blackcomb has invested $66 million in three new ski lifts for the 2018/19 ski season. On Blackcomb, there will be a new gondola from the base to the Rendezvous Lodge, and the three-person Catskinner Chair will be replaced by a high-speed quad; Whistler, meanwhile, will open a new six-person Emerald Express chair in the Family Ski Zone. The lift upgrades will provide greater access to all terrain for a better skiing experience for all. Book by 31 August for the best deals, including up to 33 percent off lift tickets, free kids’ ski hire, good rates on lessons, kids’ camps and free nights. CANADA Calling

Aman Milestone This year, Aman is celebrating its 30th birthday, having opened its first resort, P h u k e t ’ s Amanpuri, in 1988. The brand

now embraces 31 resorts, hotels and private residences across 20 countries, including the likes of wildlife lover’s paradise Amanwana, on private Moyo Island just east of Bali, the French Colonial-style Amantaka in picturesque Luang Prabang ( pictured ), and newly opened Amanyangyun, a unique forest village outside Shanghai in China.

Seaside Serenity With a gorgeous Aegean Sea backdrop, Six Senses Kaplankaya, near Bodrum in Turkey, is celebrating its reopening with exclusive offers, including bonus nights when staying for four nights (until 15 September). Families can enjoy 50 percent off a second room, along with complimentary airport return transfers, children’s activities and a night of babysitting.



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