CELEBRATE NATIONAL DAY WITH AN EXOTIC ESCAPE FROM ONE&ONLY RESORTS
CELEBRATE NATIONAL DAY WITH AN EXOTIC ESCAPE FROM ONE&ONLY RESORTS
19 November 2015 , Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The 44th National Day is just around the corner, a time for family, friends and loved ones to come together to celebrate the unification of the seven Emirates. With an extended holiday period, it is a wonderful time to either staycation in the United Arab Emirates, or celebrate the National Day overseas. From private island bliss in Australia at the iconic One&Only Hayman Island to the family haven that is One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius, One&Only’s unrivalled resorts are continuously enhancing their offering to ensure there is something to suit all tastes.
For the long-haul jet set: One&Only Palmilla
One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos Mexico re-opened in April 2015, once again raising the bar for ultra-luxury on the Baja Peninsula. Guests have been welcomed back to the resort with a number of new elements; however the incredible warm and genuine service that they love remains. New experiences include the new steakhouse, SEARED created in collaboration with Jean-Georges Vongerichten, completely refurbished guest rooms and suites, new adult outdoor lounging areas and a new One&Only Spa and Fitness Centre with an OBO beauty salon created with Beverly Hills celebrity stylists Jonathan Antin and Amanda George and men’s grooming studio, Barber & Blade.
Guests can book rooms starting from AED 2,754 per room per night – visit palmilla.oneandonlyresorts.com
For Caribbean cool: One&Only Ocean Club, an icon refreshed
Long recognised as one of the world’s most exclusive resorts, the legendary One&Only Ocean Club has just unveiled enhancements that have taken luxury to another level in The Bahamas. The new features include completely renovated and expanded guest rooms and suites in the Hartford Wing with rooms increasing in size by over ten square metres each and offering an expansive terrace or balcony with views of the ocean and lush resort gardens, along with a brand new plus an infinity edge pool overlooking the pristine shoreline.
Guests can reserve a Garden View Room starting from AED 2,464 per room per night – visit oceanclub.oneandonlyresorts.com
For an exceptional twin centre: Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and One&Only Hayman Island
Luxury resort Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in Australia is an ideal break for families seeking adventure and an authentic wilderness experience. One&Only is now able to offer two of the most definitive experiences within Australia, showcasing the range of what the country has to offer. A twin centre trip combining Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and One&Only Hayman Island ensures travellers to Australia can experience the bush and reef, all in complete ultra-luxury.
One&Only Hayman Island is located in the very heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by an amazing natural ecosystem of pristine coral reef formations and diverse marine life. Showcasing the natural elements of the iconic location, One&Only Hayman Island offers a number of unique guest experiences, ranging from guided walks to explore the abundance of wildlife to Barramundi Feeding at the Rainforest Lagoon. Water babies will love the various watersports on offer as well as fishing, diving and sailing trips, whilst thrill-seekers can enjoy once of a lifetime helicopter experiences.
Guests can reserve a Hayman Premium Ocean View Room at One&Only Hayman Island starting from AED 2,501 per room per night visit hayman.oneandonlyresorts.com
Guests can book a Heritage Villa at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley starting from AED 6,152 per room per night including all food and beverages and 2 x activities per day visit wolganvalley.oneandonlyresorts.com
For an Indian Ocean paradise: One&Only Reethi Rah
Surrounded by the crystal blue wonders of the Indian Ocean, this ultra-luxury all-villa resort in the Maldives offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration, as well as ample space and privacy, ideal for families. Families can enjoy a wide range of water and land based activities. Located on six kilometres of stunning coastline blessed with 12 beautiful beaches, guests can embark on a dolphin-watching expedition, gliding over crystalline waters on a catamaran, or soaring into the sky on a parasailing adventure. Directly off the beach, a short distance into the ocean is the house reef, where guests can explore the Maldives marine life on their own or with a guide. The house reef can easily be reached by canoe or pedal boat for guests to then jump in and discover the many colourful beauties that populate the Maldives coral reefs.
Back on dry land, families can enjoy tennis, volleyball, the golf simulator and climbing wall or for something a little different, families may enjoy a visit to the One&Only Reethi Rah Artists Studio where object-based classes on ceramics, stained glass, Venetian mask decoration, miniature sculpture, cold porcelain floristics, jewellery, quilting and scrap-book making are all available. Cookery classes are also available for both adults and children with younger ones able to create their own pizzas, cookies, snacks and favourite ice cream toppings.
Beach Villa can be booked starting from AED 5,509 per room per night – visit reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com
For fun-loving families: One&Only Le Saint Géran
Incomparable and distinguished, One&Only Le Saint Géran, on the northeastern coast of Mauritius, is nestled peacefully in the silver white sands of its own private peninsula. Under the gentle sway of thousands of coconut palms, Mauritian influences reign supreme. The resort’s friendly calm and easy luxury is complemented by service that is attentive, yet unobtrusive. Renowned for catering brilliantly to families, the resort’s sheltered lagoon provides calm waters for an array of complimentary water sports ideal for adults and children alike including water-skiing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing, pedalo and kayaking.
For those seeking a truly private sanctuary, the resort also boasts a private Villa. The two-bedroom private Villa is set amongst lush tropical gardens, offering supreme comfort, relaxed, discrete luxury, a private swimming pool, a separate entrance, and a team of butlers, a valet and chef to cater to every whim.
Guests can book a Junior Suite starting from AED 2,194 per room per night – visit lesaintgeran.oneandonlyresorts.com
For the perfect staycation: One&Only The Palm & One&Only Royal Mirage
Ideal for families, One&Only Royal Mirage is considered Dubai’s most stylish beach resort, where genuine care and hospitality blend with fantasy and tradition, creating an ambiance of Arabian influenced refinement and majesty. With an array of activities for all ages, there is never a dull moment at this buzzing destination resort. Meanwhile across the water comprising of 90 keys and four exclusive beachfront villas, One&Only The Palm is Dubai’s most intimate beach resort. Ideal for those seeking a truly secluded staycation the exclusive island-feel getaway is easily accessible by private boat or to and from its sister resort One&Only Royal Mirage.
Rooms at One&Only Royal Mirage start from AED 1,658 per room per night – visit royalmirage.oneandonlyresorts.com
Rooms at One&Only The Palm start from AED 2,890 per room per night – visit thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com
For the culturally curious: One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town provides a comprehensive range of luxury services and serves as a gateway to the myriad experiences of the continent – from safaris to pristine beaches to the exploration of the world-renowned Cape grape region. Food lovers can indulge in culinary tours with celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel whilst those needing to de-stress and unwind can make their way to the award-winning private island spa.
However, despite the array of exceptional experiences available at the resort One&Only Cape Town also provides the perfect base from which to explore the majestic city. Art enthusiasts will love the resort’s bespoke art tours which offer an informative and engaging opportunity to experience some of the galleries, museums and studios of Cape Town, and so gain an unrivalled insight into the workings of the South African art market. Other excursions include visits to the striking Cape Point, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens as well as World Heritage Site, Robben Island. Thrill-seekers can also experience shark cage diving and skydiving.
Guests can book a room starting from AED 2,109 per room per night – visit capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe, Bahrain and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com