There are so many reasons to travel! Discovering new places, time out, running away from someone, going away for summer (or winter) , family getaway. The list is endless… What if there was one platform that just showcased where to travel on eid breaks or any breaks of that matter, summer, winter, fall or spring. This article will be updated daily up until there are no more offers left. Here are few offers on what I found when someone asks where to travel on Eid breaks.
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Four Seasons Langkawi Resorts, Malaysia
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is encouraging guests to enjoy a three-night dose of “tropical treatment” from adrenalin-fuelled adventure to Resort-based relaxation with its latest Stay Three, Pay Two offer. The perfect value-added antidote to the stresses of city life.
Get active. Choose to chill. Or achieve recovery. Whatever one’s “quick fix” getaway preference, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is ready to jump into itinerary action to help get the most out of a three-night break.
Jetwing Yala, Sri Lanka
A combination of awe-inspiring wildlife, a wellness center, and a commitment to sustainability makes Jetwing Yala a beacon of light in the deep South Sri Lanka. Soak up your cares in the spa and enjoy the sounds of the wild on your doorstep.
Jetwing Yala is a hotel which seeks to heal both the environment and the individual. Not only is the hotel situated next to one of the best wildlife destinations in Asia, the Yala National Park, it also hosts the largest privately owned solar park in Sri Lanka. Our spa rejuvenates your mind, body and soul while the natural habitat will help you reconnect with nature. The food is superbly delicious and caters to diverse palettes. Come, see and conquer.
The picturesque Jetwing Yala is surrounded by wildlife, a beautiful beach, and located close to the Tissamaharama town. The Yala National Park is only 4km away along the beach making Jetwing Yala, the hotel closest to Sri Lanka’s largest national park.
Jetwing Yala combines luxury and leisure within a distinct locale which caters to the discerning traveller; wildlife enthusiast and business conglomerate all once. In essence it is a hotel that ensures that there is something for everyone. With the ocean on its doorstep, leopards at its backdoor and the sacred city of Kataragama only a short distance away, it is certainly not lacking in attractions which are both beguiling and unique. Visit Jetwing Yala for a taste of Sri Lanka at its best.
Enjoy a 3 nights stay in one the worlds last pristine environment and take a step into Sri laka’s fabled nature!
Price Starting from 1,250 dhs per person
Sofitel Legend Hotel, Vietnam
Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with an incredible heritage that quickly becomes addictive.
Enjoy a life-time to remember itinerary with 2 nights in Hanoi and 2 nights on-board Paradise Peak cruising through the thousand of islands of Ha Long Bay.
Day 1: arrive Hanoi and take your private transfer to Sofitel Legend Hotel (5* Luxury)
Day 2: discover Hanoi
Day 3: take a early morning scenic Sea Plane flight from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
board the Paradise Peak for a 2 nights, 3 days cruise
Paradise Cruise gives you the chance to see more undiscovered parts of the Bay- not only will you cruise through Halong Bay but you will also pass by many amazing areas. You will pass Luon Cave called the “Tunnel Cave” in English, due to its long 60 meters leading to a tranquil lake; Trong Cave, which enchanting interior is often used for gala-diner and banquet; Ho Dong Tien cave whose mouth, you will see, is right at sea level.
Visit Thien Canh Son for swimming and kayaking. Here you also explore one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
Day 4: Visit Vung Ha Island and participate in trekking or kayaking activities.
Board a bamboo rowing boat for the visit of the Vung Vieng Floating Village with its school, museum, tiny floating houses and the kind villagers
Day 5: Tai Chi session on the Sundeck at the break of dawn
Choose among visiting Luon Cave on a rowing bamboo boat with local people; exploring Sung Sot Cave one of the largest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay or Swimming, kayaking and trekking at Titop Island.
at noon disembark and take the return leg of your sea plane flight back to Hanoi in time for connection to your international flight
Price 5,000 AED
– 2 nights accommodation in Hanoi (with transfers and daily breakfast)
– 2 nights accommodation on-board Paradise Peak (Ha Long’s most luxurious ship)
– Full board meals on cruise
– Sea plane transfers from Hanoi to Halong (30 minutes – road 5 hours)
– Entry visa letter to Vietnam
Meliá Bali, Indonesia
Bring your family out to Meliá Bali! With a spacious tropical garden and friendly white sandy beach, it is truly a heaven for your little ones. Wide selections of children’s programs are available to entertain your tiny travellers while you enjoy a spa or intimate moments with your loved one at Meliá Bali.
Check-in is made easy as an early 11am check-in is provided along with a welcome drink and chilled towel and access to the Arrival Lounge. To ensure your children keep busy during the day, those aged 4-13 years old will receive complimentary access to the Kids Club. Parents have no shortage of opportunities for relaxation, as they are offered a 25% discount on SPA treatments. Each Family package includes one night accommodation in Family Room and a daily buffet breakfast at El Patio Coffee Shop for two adults and three children under 12 years old. A buffet dinner and Sunday brunch will be provided for two adults and three children aged under 12 years old. Fabulous for Eid breaks
Price USD 318++/package in Family Room (plus government tax and service charge)
Dates Validity: 1 June – 26 December 2015(there will be a High Season Surcharge from 15 July – 15 September)
Dusit Thani, Asia
Valid from now through 15 September 2015, guests can book two consecutive nights and get the third night FREE when booking Dusit’s Best Available Rates, exclusively on www.dusit.com. This offer provides children under 12 years old complimentary accommodation when staying in the same room with their parents.
Travellers can visit participating hotels in Thailand, including Dusit Thani Bangkok, Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Dusit Thani Pattaya, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai, dusitD2 Chiang Mai, dusitD2 Phuket Resort, Dusit Princess Srinakarin, Royal Princess Chiang Mai and Dusit Princess Korat. International hotels include Dusit Thani Maldives, Dusit Thani Manila, Dusit Thani Dubai, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi and Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo.
Price Room rate starts at AED499. This offer is valid till September 15th 2015. Cancellations must be made 1 day prior to arrival by 4 pm local hotel time and all bookings must be guaranteed. The no show charge is equivalent to the 1st night of stay including tourism fees and service charge.
Wake up to breathtaking ocean views every morning, enjoy sumptuous world-class dining with an all-inclusive meal plan, and explore stunning 360 degree living house reef in Baa Atoll, Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This incredible package includes accommodation in a Beach Villa with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, plus a guided house reef snorkel tour. Additional perks include late check-out until 15:00 and a 20% discount for à la carte treatments at Devarana Spa.
Price Now starting from just USD499++ per person per night. A special rate of USD200 per person each way for seaplane transfer applies. Rate is per person per night based on double occupancy. Supplement for single occupancy applies . Service charge and tax apply
Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
Book 3 or 5 nights and enjoy a complimentary night
• Applies to any booking made 30 days prior to arrival date
• Book 3 or 5 nights and enjoy a complimentary night
All bookings enjoy the below benefits:
• Complimentary early check in & late check out based on availability
• Upgrade to the next Villa category based on availability upon check in
• Complimentary daily “Sai Gadi”, traditional afternoon tea
• Daily Private stretch, meditation or yoga class (can be adapted to families)
• One Hammam followed by a 30-minute traditional scrub per stay per adult *
• Magical hour: sunset dhoni ride to the Spa Bar for a sunset mocktail & canapés
• One cooking class, choice of: French, French pastries, Japanese, Italian or Indian cuisines
Plus, one of the following experiences, once during your stay:
• One Family “Movie under the Stars” experience
• One Family Snorkeling excursion to Maakhurandoo island
• One Diving excursion for two to Raafush dive spot
* 2 treatments in One-bedroom villas, 4 treatments in Two-bedroom villas
June 1ST TO September 30TH 2015
Early Bird: 10% OFF on the villa rate
Infinite Bliss: Pay 3, Stay 4 & Pay 5, Stay 7
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
Escape to the glamorous scenery of the award-winning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, recently named “Leading Culinary Hotel in the Indian Ocean” and “Leading Hotel in the Indian Ocean” at the World Travel Awards 2015 ceremony held in the Seychelles. Surrounded by the best diving and whale shark areas in the country, sprawling coral reefs and unrivalled ocean views, Conrad Maldives is the destination for the global voyager to disconnect from daily life and revel in the luxury of nature and time.
- Overnight accommodation in a Superior Water Villa
- Daily breakfast served in Atoll Market or Vilu Restaurant
- Return Seaplane transfers for two people
Price: From AED 17,612 based on a minimum four night minimum stay, ex taxes
Availability: Booking Dates – 29 June 2015 – 31 May 2016 and Stay Dates – 3 July 2015 – 30 June 2016
Contact Details: For reservations visit Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Website
Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, Indonesia
Located along a 200 metre stretch of golden beach in the Sanur district in southeast Bali, caters to the little ones during the Eid break with children enjoying lunch and dinner for free at the Nyala Beach Club & Grill, as well as complimentary access to the kid’s club. Rates start from USD $280 per night.
This luxury beach all-inclusive resort is situated on the northeast coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, in Tanzania. The 40-acre estate boasts a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature.The resort is ringed by a natural coral reef, making bathing a relaxing and safe experience and is located around 45 – 50 minutes from the international airport of Zanzibar, and the capital city Stone Town, a “Unesco World Heritage” site.
Enjoy your stay in a private villa complete with its own beautiful garden and breathtaking pools. For the next level of luxury, book a Romance Pavilion overlooking the Indian Ocean. All rooms and suites are decorated in contemporary style and have been designed to maintain complete privacy. They are equipped with large comfortable bathrooms, outdoor tropical rain shower with sky view (except the Romance Pavilions) and a private terrace or balcony, many with a stunning side view of the Indian Ocean.
For those staying in the Romance Ocean Front Pavillion, Gran Zanzibar Suite and Villas have access to the private lounge THE LEVEL and will receive extra benefits such as butler service, complimentary daily al a carte breakfasts, snacks and cocktails and early arrival and late checkout. Additionally those who stay for 4 nights at THE LEVEL will receive a one hour massage per person.
Price Prices start at $281.00 USD per room per night.
Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
with luxury villa suite accommodation, complete with a private outdoor plunge pool, and legendary Raffles butler service available in Arabic. Enjoy the resort’s rooftop Takamaka Terrace & Shisha Lounge, offering outstanding views over the ocean in the only Shisha lounge in the Seychelles. When booking a minimum of four nights in a one or two bedroom villa, guests can enjoy return airport car transfers on Praslin as well as a private in-villa barbecue with the resort’s chef. The latter option presents the freshest seafood and prime cuts for al fresco dining while overlooking the azure blue ocean. Rates start from USD $699 per night.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica
One of Santa Monica’s most luxurious oceanfront hotels, extends an Eid offering to couples with the Romantic Coastal Comfort package. Starting from USD $529 per night, the package includes overnight accommodation, dinner for two at FIG Restaurant, tickets for two at Santa Monica’s iconic Ferris Wheel at the pier, and daily breakfast in bed.
The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, New York City
An icon in the Big Apple, The Plaza, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, introduces 29 newly renovated suites this June featuring contemporary décor best described as simple and bright, yet elegant and timeless. The Legacy Suites include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom options, as well as the dramatic Hardenbergh Terrace Suite, highlighted by two floors of expansive living space and an outdoor terrace. Rates start from USD $850 per night.
Fairmont San Francisco
with an exclusive promotion. Centrally located, the luxurious hotel sits atop Nob Hill and is the only spot where each one of the city’s cable car lines meet, allowing for guests to explore the rich history of ‘the City by the Bay’. With rates from USD $1500 per night, this special Eid package includes accommodation in the Cambridge Suite, Buckingham Balcony Suite, Napoleon Two-Bedroom Suite, Diplomat Tony Bennett Suite or the Fairmont Presidential Suite. A complimentary SFO Airport pick up, free WiFi and a welcome amenity is also included.
The Dylan, Amsterdam
- Overnight stay for two in a ‘Luxury Double’ Room
- Dylan Buffet Breakfast
- Summer Cocktail. When the weather allows in the Garden
- Dinner Menu Occo* in Brasserie OCCO or the Garden
- Voucher for ‘Ice Cuypje’ original Dutch handmade ice cream
* A 3-course dinner of your choice. Choose from a selection of starters, main courses and patisserie of our Brasserie Menu, including 2 glasses of house wine per person, a bottle of still/sparkling ‘EARTH’ water and coffee/tea.
From € 500 per package, based on a ‘Luxury Double’ Room for 2 people.
Valid from 27th of June until the 31st of August. All packages are bookable subject to availability and all rates are excluding 5 % city tax.
Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris, France
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, voted the ‘Best Hotel In Europe’*, invites its Arabian guests to escape the desert heat for Ramadan and Eid with Parisian flair at this modern palace. The hotel will provide special amenities in each room and suite, whilst the chefs will be creating a wonderful Arabic-inspired menu so guests can truly enjoy Ramadan special rituals. For children wanting to make the most of their summer holiday, the hotel’s Kids Club – Le Petit Royal – includes a variety of exciting activities such as pizza making classes and treasure hunts in Le Louvre.
Rooms start from 860€ (approx. USD 910) per night in a Deluxe room, and from 1650€ per night in a Signature Suite (approx. USD 1750), including:
- Oriental breakfast for two (tea or Arabic coffee, freshly squeezed exotic juice, cold mezze selection, bowl of freshly sliced fruit, served with Lebanese bread, olive oil and assortment of dried fruits)
- Unlimited access to the gym and swimming pool of the Spa My Blend by Clarins
- Complimentary wifi access
- Complimentary fine jewelry from Messika’s collection (as from a Signature suite)
The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, UK
A fourth night free allows more time to explore United Kingdom’s capital for stays between 2 July – 22 November at The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel. Bordering some of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods, The Savoy offers the best location from which to both explore, and be a part of, life in London. During this time visit iconic London landmarks, experience designer shopping in Knightsbridge and Mayfair and enjoy one of the most historical cities in Europe. Rates start from USD $960 per night.
Palazzo Parigi Hotel, Italy
Located just minutes away from Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, the Scala Theater and the city’s imposing Duomo, Palazzo Parigi is Milan’s newest five-star hotel in the city’s historic center and this Eid Al Fitr, the hotel is offering an exclusive promotion especially for families.
Guests can reserve a Deluxe or a Deluxe Corner Room or an Executive Suite for two persons, and will be able to book a second room for the rest of the family at half price. Comfortable connecting Rooms and Suites allow families to enjoy their journey together with ease.
Guests booking this special package will also enjoy a special in-room welcome amenity on arrival, candies and games for the younger guests, a 10% discount at the Gourmet Restaurant and free access to the in-house Fitness Centre.
Price €690 for two rooms per night (excluding VAT and Breakfast)
This promotion is valid until December 31st 2015, subject to availability.
The promotion can only be booked directly through the Hotel’s reservations department.
E-mail: [email protected]
Fairmont Monte Carlo, France
will keep guests entertained this Eid season with the Circus Dinner Show Experience. With rates starting from USD $780 per night from 31 July – 23 August, this package includes accommodation in a Fairmont garden-view room with guaranteed upgrade to a sea-view deluxe room for all GCC travellers. Guests will enjoy daily buffet breakfast and tickets to the Circus Dinner Show MonteCarlo as well as a welcome cocktail.
Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland
The ‘Arabian Nights’ package at Tschuggen Grand allows guests to unwind and experience complete relaxation at the iconic Tschuggen Bergoase spa facility.
Prices start at AED 8,600 per person for a deluxe double room including four nights’ accommodation, breakfast before sunrise with halal items, a Thalesebath, free admission to the Tschuggen Bergoase, complimentary use of the Tschuggen Express and an all-inclusive card to use in Arosa, valid until September 2015
Availability Valid from 3 July 2015 – 20 September 2015.
For reservations and more detailed information book online at www.tschuggen.ch
Hotel Eden Roc, Switzerland
Beautifully positioned directly on Lake Maggiore, the Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona is ideally situated for a rejuvenating stay. Inclusive of a three nights’ stay, the package includes daily suhour and Iftar options, available from the comfort of guest rooms.
The package includes a second class train ticket to Milan (1st class supplement: CHF 50) and admission to the EXPO. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a limousine chauffeur drive to Milan, for an additional charge of CHF 450 (around AED 1,700) per person (starting at two people) and CHF 1,000 for one person (Duration 10 hours, each hour additional CHF 100 per hour).
Availability The arrangement at Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona is available until 31 October 2015 (excluding 15 July to 15 August 2015). The package is available from CHF 1,305 (approx. AED 5,000) per person.
For bookings click here
The Dodler Grand Zurich, Switzerland
The Dolder Grand invites guests to revel in their “Summer Taste of the Dolder Grand ” package. Take advantage of this spectacular package where along with the two nights’ stay, guests benefit from a Garden Breakfast, a 3- course dinner including an after-dinner drink at The Bar plus a 60 min massage or facial of choice.
This exclusive summer package starts at CHF 1,730.00 (equivalent to US$ 1,880.00) for two persons and is valid until 31 August 2015.
Raffles Istanbul, Turkey
located on the European side of the city in the Beşiktaş district, offers a new level of luxury with amazing views above the Bosphorus. This Eid, guests can enjoy overnight accommodation in a deluxe or premier room or signature suite, inclusive of a special welcome and turn-down amenity, daily open buffet breakfast for two, a four course Rocca degustation menu and a 60 minute Pure Aromatherapy Indulgence treatment. Moreover, enjoy traditional Shisha flavours in the Rocca Lounge with flavors ranging from the traditional mint and grape to the more adventurous ‘double’ flavours of caramel and cappuccino and banana and melon daily from 1pm – 11pm. This package is available for any three consecutive nights between 16 – 21 July and any four consecutive nights between 24 – 29 September 2015. Rates start from USD $520.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Egypt
Visitors planning their Eid Al Adha vacations with friends and family can get ready to experience an evening in Cairo they will never forget. Celebrate Eid with a mix of star performances, DJs and live entertainment that’s sure to make a festive night out memorable. Graffiti offers a multi-sensory experience in an iconic location, offering an ideal venue for the city’s hip and happening to see and be seen. Guests staying 4 nights in a luxurious room or suite will enjoy two complimentary invitations to Graffiti during Eid with live entertainment, in addition to a complimentary breakfast buffet for two at Zitouni – the Hotel’s specialist Egyptian restaurant. Rates start from only USD 350++ for a double deluxe room.
Four Seasons Amman, Jordan
Starting with the Eid Al Fitr holiday, guests can book a luxurious stay in one of the Hotel’s signature suites or rooms while exploring Amman’s ancient Roman ruins and historical attractions. The Hotel’s elegant facilities and inspiring restaurants provide the perfect elements to guarantee a memorable Eid break.
Price Eid Al Fitr Offer: (Pay 2 Stay 3) prices start at:
Four Seasons Executive Suite: 390++ JODs per night for 2 nights (or 260++ JODs per night for 3 nights)
Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite: 400++ JODs per night for 2 nights (or 266++ JODs per night for 3 nights)
Premier Suite: 520++ JODs per night for 2 nights (Or 347++ JODs per nights for 3 nights)
Continuing on with the summer celebrations, the world-renowned Jerash Festival kicks off from July 23 until August 1, in the stunning Greco-Roman city located less than an hour from Amman. The ancient colonnaded city comes alive with performances by singers, musical and folkloric troupes, poetry readings, symphony orchestras, ballet, Shakespearean theater, handicrafts, and art shows, as well as special acts and exhibitions that cater to children, making the festival an attractive destination for the entire family.
Anantara Abudhabi, UAE
Choose the experience to suit your needs; from a relaxing city staycation at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, island bliss at the three Anantara resorts on Sir Bani Yas Island, or unparalleled luxury at the magnificent Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in the Liwa desert.
With overnight stays beginning at just AED 1,000* per room, absolute urban relaxation at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, set amongst the serene mangroves in the heart of the city.
For the perfect family adventure, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara and its array of fun children-friendly activities. Located on the beautiful Sir Bani Yas Island, room rates start at AED 1,250* including breakfast for two and relaxing by the lovely beachside pool, while resort activities such as wildlife drives, archery, horse riding, kayaking and many more can be booked at an additional cost to the room.
OR, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, with the 30 villas ideal for serene beachfront relaxation on the sandy eastern beaches of Sir Bani Yas Island priced at just AED 1,800* per villa including breakfast for two.
For the romantic, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara brings together Arabian heritage with the majestic charm of the Liwa desert to create a unique experience for visitors to enjoy this Eid. Room rates start from AED 1,400* including breakfast for two.
You can also enjoy up to 20% discounts on accommodation at the above Anantara resorts in Abu Dhabi when making advance purchase online bookings on www.anantara.com. Bookings are valid for stays between 16th to 19th July 2015.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, UAE
The Ritz- Carlton Abu Dhabi invites leisure travellers and UAE residents to avail of an array of exclusive value-added offers available throughout summer in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s historic Al Maqta’a district.
Price Deluxe Room Summer Rate Starting at AED 675++ per room per night in a spacious Deluxe Room for two guests, the rate includes complimentary valet parking and local calls, access to the pool and beach facilities and complimentary internet. Offer is valid until August 31st, 2015, with rates over Eid Al Fitr weekend starting from AED 850++.
For more information, please email [email protected]
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