With so many opportunities to celebrate with family and friends missed over the past 12 months, Turquoise has selected its pick of epic adventures across the globe to plan now to make up for lost time. These are journeys that explore multiple elements of a country’s culture, landscape and wildlife ensuring memories will be made for those of all ages. Ranging from the South Pacific, Asia, South Africa and the Caribbean, they’ve got it covered whether you want beach and crystal-clear waters or culture and fine dining.
South Africa: City, Wine and Safari (12 nights)
Take a journey through South Africa in true Turquoise style. Start off in Cape Town, staying at The Silo, and explore the cultural, culinary and retail highlights of this outstanding cosmopolitan city, before heading out to the Cape Winelands for a stay at Babylonstoren. This Cape Dutch working wine farm produces delicious wine, along with meats, cheese, breads and more. Be sure to relax in the spa, take a garden tour and venture out to Franschhoek to explore local life. Next stop…safari at Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge. After a short flight and beautiful drive to the Madikwe Game Reserve head out for twice daily game drives to spot the Big Five or even venture out on a walking safari.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 12-day South African adventure from £4,399 per person for 12 nights, including 3 nights at The Silo in a Silo Room, including breakfast, 4 nights in Babylonstoren in a Fynbos Cottage, including breakfast and 5 nights at Sanctuary Makanyane in a Suite on an all-inclusive basis. Includes all international flights and transfers.
French Polynesia Sailing Escape (10 nights)
Explore these picture-perfect remote islands onboard a luxury yacht, hopping around the crystal-clear waters of French Polynesia. Spend two nights at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, drinking in the breathtaking scenery, where the mountains flow out into the lagoon, and enjoying the unhurried pace of life. From Moorea, fly to Raiatea and spend three nights on a yacht sailing across to Taha’a. Enjoy fabulous snorkelling and swimming in the beautiful coral gardens, soak up the breeze, explore remote islands, kayak to hidden bays or enjoy a spot of fishing on course to Bora Bora. This holiday of a lifetime is topped off by five nights in the beautiful Bora Bora lagoon at the InterContinental Resort and Thalasso Spa, which is set beside a beautiful white sand beach on Motu Piti Aau, Bora Bora’s dazzling lagoon and the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 10-day French Polynesian adventure from £5,695 per person including 2 nights at Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa with breakfast, 3 nights sailing from Raiatea to Bora Bora on a private catamaran with Tahiti Yacht Charter with all meals, 5 nights at InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa with breakfast. All transfers, domestic flights within Tahiti and international flights.
Surf, Sand and Sea in Queensland, Australia (14 nights)
Covering the very best of Australia’s Nature Coast, this 14-night itinerary takes in the bright lights of Brisbane, the surf lifestyle in Noosa and then ups the ante on Fraser Island, before ending at the glamorous qualia in the Whitsundays islands, on the Great Barrier Reef. On Fraser, guests will stay at Eliza Fraser Lodge, a hand-crafted eco lodge tucked above the coastal dunes of Orchid Beach, and will spend their time fishing from the beach, walking or exploring in 4x4s. In Noosa, enjoy paddleboarding and surfing alongside adventurous land-based experiences, before spending six nights at Qualia, one of Australia's most luxurious hideaways. Take a trip out to the reef, sail around the island or take a seaplane to the famous Whitehaven Beach and of course indulge in Spa qualia.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 14-day Queensland adventure from £4,995 per person including 4 days fully inclusive car hire, 2 nights Stamford Plaza Brisbane (room only), 2 nights Eliza Fraser Lodge (full board), 4 nights Netanya Noosa (room only) and 6 nights at Qualia Hamilton Island (room only). Includes international and domestic flights, all transfers, 4 days fully inclusive car hire.
Hidden Gems of the Caribbean (14 nights)
Combining Antigua and the British Virgin Islands is a winner – discovering the cultures, charm and infamous rum cocktails that each of these vibrant Caribbean destinations is famous for. In this two-week, island-hopping itinerary, travellers will discover a combination of authentic hotels, exquisite beaches and sublime sailing. Experience COCOS Hotel, a rustic boutique resort, exclusively for adults, set on a pristine stretch of beach on the west coast of Antigua, before heading for three nights to Anegada Beach Club in the BVI, staying in one of the fantastic beachfront palapa retreats. Enjoy walking on the powder soft beach, swimming and snorkelling in the gin clear sea and discovering all that the coral island of Anegada has to offer. This itinerary is finished off with seven nights sailing in this island paradise, exploring uninhabited islands and the laid-back pace of life.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 14-day Caribbean adventure from £2,899 per person, including 4 nights at COCOS Hotel in a Standard Cottage (all inclusive), 3 nights at Anegada Beach Club in a Beachfront Palapa retreat (room only) and 7 nights onboard a Dream Yacht Charter Luxury Catamaran in a private en-suite cabin (full board), international and inter-island flights in economy class and car transfers.
The Treehouses and Overwater Bungalows of Fiji (12 nights)
This is a truly memorable Fijian experience, staying in traditional style treehouses and overwater bungalows. The adventure begins with a scenic four-wheel drive transfer from Fiji’s Garden Island – Taveuni – to a speedboat across to the remote island of Matangi. Set high in the treetops, with breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery, Matangi is the perfect introduction to this remote region of Fiji. Its relaxed South Pacific lifestyle will ensure guests quickly switch on to ‘Fiji time’ before spending their days snorkelling, diving, kayaking, hiking, or simply lying on the coconut palm-fringed beach. Then, from the far-flung lush north, to Fiji’s stunning Mamanuca Islands, and Likuliku Lagoon, one of Fiji’s finest jewels. Home for five nights is an idyllic Overwater Bure suspended over the crystal-clear lagoon. Enjoy lazy days swimming straight from the private deck, snorkelling and kayaking in the lagoon and indulging in soothing treatments at Tatadra Spa. End each day with a cocktail at Masima Bar as the sun sets over the shimmering lagoon.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 12-day Fijian adventure from £6,995 per person based on 2 people sharing 7 nights at Matangi Private Island Resort in a Tree House, 5 nights at Likuliku Lagoon Resort in an Overwater Bure, all meals, road and boat transfers to Matangi, boat transfers to Likuliku, inter-island flights and international flights.
Wildlife, Tea Country & Coast (10 nights)
This is a Sri Lankan adventure to remember, visiting three of the island’s most captivating areas and exploring the diversity of the landscape, culture and wildlife. After a night in Colombo, guests fly by light aircraft to the heart of Sri Lanka's tea country for three nights at the renowned Ceylon Tea Trails. For those who love to get out and about, they will enjoy hiking and biking, a visit to a nearby tea factory and a guided tour with a resident planter. At the end of a busy day, sit back on the private terrace and enjoy a gin & tonic or three, watching the sun set over the jungle clad hills beyond. Next stop is a luxury safari experience in Yala National Park with Sri Lanka's best team of guides who have an infinite knowledge of the surrounding flora and fauna. There will be the opportunity to see elephants, sloth bears and if they are lucky, the elusive Sri Lankan leopard. The trip ends on the beach for some much-deserved rest and relaxation at Cape Weligama with its breathtaking views over the raw and rugged coastline. Guests can go whale watching, diving, surfing or snorkelling as well as visiting cinnamon plantations, hidden beaches or exploring Galle.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 10-day Sri Lankan adventure from £2,899 per person, including one night at The Residence by UGA (breakfast), three nights at Ceylon Tea Trails (all-inclusive), two nights at Wild Coast Tented Lodge (all-inclusive) and four nights at Cape Weligama (breakfast), international flights and all transfers.
Singapore, Eastern & Oriental Express, Bangkok and Beach (14 nights)
Recapture the golden era of train travel on an unforgettable rail journey between Singapore and Bangkok aboard the world famous Eastern & Oriental Express. Guests begin the journey exploring Singapore from their base, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, before spending two days in complete luxury onboard the train, watching the stunning scenery of Malaysia and Thailand unfold. Then, explore the cultural explosion of Bangkok with its world-class dining, wonderful markets and beautiful temples, before hitting the beaches of Koh Samui for some relaxation. Go for a trek in the jungle or dive beneath the waters of the Angthong Marine Park to explore above and below the waterline.
Turquoise Holidays (www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers this 14-day itinerary from £4,695 per person including 3 nights at The Fullerton Bay Hotel in a Deluxe Room, (breakfast), 2 nights in a Pullman Cabin (all meals and excursions) onboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, 2 nights at The Peninsula Bangkok, (breakfast) and 7 nights in a Seaview Hill Villa at Belmond Napasai (breakfast). Includes international and domestic flights and private transfers.
Turquoise Holidays’ Book with Confidence Policy
The Turquoise Holiday Company understands that flexibility and freedom is key for its guests, so Turquoise Holidays is offering a 100% fully refundable deposit for all departures in 2021, 35 days prior to departure (T&Cs apply). If any changes are required due to government restrictions within 35 days of departure, Turquoise will be able to assist in rebooking your trip to a new date of travel or offer a cancellation without any extra charges, whichever is preferable (T&Cs apply). Turquoise Holidays’ full Covid-19 promise can be viewed here.
Taking out travel insurance is also strongly recommended and Turquoise Holidays is an official partner of travel insurance experts Campbell Irvine, providing all guests with the opportunity to purchase an enhanced Covid-19 specific policy for their next holiday.
For more information and bookings visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk / 01494 678 400