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					INSIGHT
THE MAGAZINE FROM ITC CLASSICS SUMMER 2009


The Winner Is...                                       Exceptional
Announcing the winners of the
competitions featured in Winter Insight              Special Offers
                                                 Caribbean, Europe, USA, Dubai and

Sporting Calendar                         Indian Ocean. Prices from £665 per person,
                                                     savings up to £1,835 per person
Sensational sporting events 2009 - 2010




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                                                                                       ANNIVERSARY
             NEWS AND REVIEWS FROM THE WORLD OF LUXURY TRAVEL
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insight
Features
8 - THE WINNER IS
Winter Insight competion winners

9 - OUR INSIGHT
An insight into why you would choose International
Travel Connections for your travels

12 - GREAT ESCApES
Desert Palm, Dubai and Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

14 - 15 LAID BACk BARBADOS
Journalist Graham Boynton talks candidly about Barbados

17 - pARADISE FOUND
At the legendary Discovery Marigot Bay, St Lucia

18 - 19 ISLANDS IN THE SUN



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Journalist Annie Reid recalls her family holiday with ITC Classics to
Sainte Anne, Seychelles

20 - 23 EUROpEAN ADVENTURES
Discover our thoughts on some exciting and diverse European
destinations and properties

28 - 31 SHORE THING                                                     35 - pROpERTY OWNERS’ CLUB
A look at Mauritius and a selection of some of the truly fabulous
                                                                        38 - 39 SOUL TRAVEL
properties available
                                                                        A look at some of the best properties for single travellers including
34 - ARABIAN ADVENTURES                                                 Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos with its fabulous spa
One&Only Royal Mirage the gateway to Dubai’s Palm Island
                                                                        40 - SINGLE TRAVELLER TOURS
                                                                        Tours for discerning single travellers

                                                                        41 - HERE COMES THE SUN
    ALL OFFERS ARE SuBJECT TO AVAILABILITy AND DATE RESTRICTIONS.       For Peter Island, in the British Virgin Island, following an extensive
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLy. THE PRICES LISTED WERE CORRECT AT       refurbishment
    TIME OF PRINT MAy 2009, HOWEVER DuE TO FLuCTuATING ExCHANGE
    RATE THESE COuLD BE SuBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT
    A HOLIDAy CREATOR FOR THE LATEST PRICE.                             42 - A FAMILY AFFAIR
                                                                        Fairmont Royal Pavillion opens its doors to families


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      Regulars
      5 - CHAIRMAN’S LETTER
      Drew Foster welcomes readers
      to Insight




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      6 - 7 IN THE kNOW
      ITC Classics rounds up of the latest news from the
      world of luxury travel

      10 - IN THE kNOW, FLYING HIGH
      News from British Airways

      11 - CLASSIC INSIGHTS
      Some insider information from our travel professionals

      13 - HOTEL SpOTLIGHT
      On ulsaba, South Africa and a look at its new Cliff Lodge Suites

      16 - HOTEL SpOTLIGHT
      On Jumby Bay, Antigua in the light of its refurbishment

      36 - 37 EXCEpTIONAL OFFERS
      A selection of special offers



      Sports


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      24 - 25 CRICkET CRUISE
      A roundup of the ITC Sports Caribbean Cricket Cruise

      26 - 27 SpORTING CALENDAR
      A summer of sport with ITC Sports

      32 - 34 HORSE COUTURE
      A feature on tailor-made horse racing holidays abroad


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Rush houR...
For further insight into Kanuhura contact one of our holiday Creators on 01244 355 611 or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




                                                    ...MADE                In thE MAlDIvEs


Complimentary Night: stay 7 nights and pay for 6 from £2,115 per person based on 2 adults sharing a Beach villa
including daily breakfast, dinner, seaplane transfers and flights. Saving up to £920 per person
Chairman’s
  Letter
A very warm welcome on behalf of everyone at International Travel
Connections to our Summer 2009 edition of Insight. Those of you who
have received our earlier issues will notice a change of size, shape and,
to a certain extent, style. We hope that the more editorial feel meets with
your approval and that Insight will take up a valued place on your coffee
table - hopefully an al fresco coffee table if the weather Gods are kind to
us this year.


One thing that has definitely not changed, I can assure you, is the
extensive knowledge within our Product team and the pearls of travel
wisdom that they bring to these pages. Their aim is to keep you up to
date with the very latest luxury travel news and to use their connections
within the industry to bring you some exclusive reader offers. Some of the
best of which can be found on pages 36 and 37.


The quintessential “Great British Summer” often evokes images of a
sporting nature; from strawberries and cream at Wimbledon and the
glamour of horse racing at Ascot to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
and the sound of leather on willow at Lord’s, the home of cricket. Of
course sport is very much a global phenomenon and, through ITC Sports,
we offer you the opportunity to experience the drama and excitement first
hand, wherever in the world it might be. Within these pages we look back
on the winter highlight of our Caribbean Cricket Cruise and forward with a
sporting calendar to whet your appetite for the coming months.
See pages 26-27 for further information.


A very exciting development in recent months has been our acquisition
of Horse Racing Abroad, the UK’s leading specialist in travel to the
world’s premier horse races. We’re delighted that we can now offer you an
increased range of travel experiences, foremost of which is undoubtedly
the Prix de L‘Arc de Triomphe in Paris. I hope that you’ll consider joining
me in Horse Racing Abroad’s exclusive, private grandstand during the first
weekend of October for this great showpiece event. Turn to page 32
to discover more.


Wishing you an enjoyable summer.




Drew Foster
Chairman


Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight

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                                                                                       ROCK              &ROLL
                                                                                       Eden Rock in St Barths announced the opening of the brand
                                                                                       new beach-side Villa Rock Star in March. Being described as
                                                                                       resembling ‘a hundred million dollar yacht on land’, it features




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                                                                                       a professionally equipped recording studio as part of a music
                                                                                       room and theatre/cinema screening room suite and four suites
                                                                                       or two cabins sleeping up to 12 people.

                                                                                       7 nights at Villa Rock Star from £13,125 per person based on
                                                                                       8 adults sharing on a full board basis including flights and
                                                                                       transfers.


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Calabash Hotel and Villas, Grenada -
Set To Make A Splash With Its New Spa
The newly opened ‘Heaven and Earth’ spa overlooks a quiet beach, Prickly
Boy and offers guests a wide range of lavish treatments. Sally Dawson‘s
appointment as the Spa Director has ensured that Grenada’s many natural
products such as nutmeg, coconut and cinnamon oils, are utilized and that
the treatment menu is vast including, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy,




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Reflexology, Reiki and Indian head massage.




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Calabash is renowned for having celebrity chef Gary Rhodes’ very own Rhodes
Restaurant and, to fit in with the opening of the spa, Gary Rhodes has created a
selection of well-being options, which will be added to the hotel’s dinner menu.

Complimentary Nights - Stay 7 nights and pay for only 5. From £1,665 per
person including half board, flights and transfers. Saving up to £342 per person.




The Legend That Is La Mamounia,
Morocco - Set To Re-open!
La Mamounia the renowned Moroccan hotel,
which Churchill called “the loveliest spot in the
whole world” is due to re-open in October and is
sure to inspire.

Originally built in 1923, this palatial hotel set in 17
acres of lush gardens, full of orange trees, palms
and exotic plants, is a walled oasis in the heart

                                                                                 FOR 2009
of the ancient quarter of Marrakech. Following a
full refurbishment programme conducted by the                      CANADA - NEWour portfolio for 2009 ion.
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talented designer, Jacques Garcia, this Arabian                    Canada is ne iting and inspirational ad
legend is due to open its doors once more and we                              xc
                                                                   and is an e formation visit
look forward to its arrival!                                       For further inics.co.uk/canada
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                                                                                              Call our   Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                                                                               or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




                                                                                   Raffles Canouan
                                                                                   Classic Golf Tournament
                                                                                   The very first Raffles Canouan Classic Golf Tournament is to be
                                                                                   held this November 29 - December 5 at the Trump International
                                                                                   Golf Club, Canouan Island, and will run over a course of 7 days with
                                                                                   prizes up to the value of uS$10,000 (non monetary). The golfers
                                                                                   with the two lowest net scores per hole to count; with the lowest
                                                                                   cumulative score over the 3 competition rounds being crowned The
                                                                                   Raffles Canouan Classic Champion 2009!

                                                                                   Stay 6 nights on a full board basis, including three dine around
                                                                                   á la carte dinners, from £2,956 per person based on 2 adults sharing
                                                                                   a Resort or Ocean View Room*. This price includes economy
                                                                                   class flights from London Gatwick to Barbados and shared charter
                                                                                   transfers to Canouan. unlimited green fees, complimentary
                                                                                   tournament gifts; Gala Dinner at Villa Monte Carlo including house
                                                                                   wines and champagne a day excursion to the Tobago Cays including

NEWS FROM                                                                          lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages in the mini bar.


ONE&ONLy                                                                           *Ocean View Rooms assigned on first come first served basis.

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One&Only Cape Town Now Open!
One&Only’s latest venture, One&Only Cape Town opened
on April 3rd 2009 and is an exciting edition to this
fabulous resort group. The lavish 131 room retreat features two
celebrity chef restaurants, Gordon Ramsay’s maze and Nobu by
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, both a first for Africa. In addition, not only
does it have a One&Only Spa and a beauty centre but a Teen Spa
for guests aged between 12 and 16 years old along with a fully-




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supervised KidsOnly programme, making it a great option for the
whole family.
Stay 5 nights from £1,595 in a Marina Room including breakfast,
flights with Emirates and transfers.


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                                                                                       Dubai Summer Surprises
                                                                                       takes place from 11 June to 14 August 2009 and follows on from the
                                                                                       Dubai Shopping Festival that took place in January and February. It
                                                                                       offers great retail savings at malls across Dubai as well as arranging
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                                                                                       various activities aimed at families. Don’t forget that Dubai also
                                                                                       offers Tax Free shopping anyway!
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                                                                                       For further information visit www.mydsf.ae




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    Know The winner is...
              In The



In the last issue of Insight
(Winter 2008), we ran two
competitions and now have
winners to announce.

Front cover
photography
The calibre of entries for this competition
was so high we had to have two winners, both
taking a £500 voucher towards their next
ITC Classics holiday.
                                                                                                   KOD AK FILM


However, the winner whose image is adorning the
cover of this magazine is Mr Charlie Farr, who took
this photograph on an ITC Classics holiday to Venice.
 “I’m delighted to have the honor of my image being used on
the cover of the magazine. This image evokes such wonderful memories
of our trip to Venice, where we celebrated our silver wedding anniversary
in style with a stay at the Hotel Danieli.”
said Mr Farr.




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Mark Culham’s enchanting images of Dubai and the
Maldives taken on his honeymoon with ITC Classics, can be
seen right. In the Maldives the honeymoon couple stayed at
Dhoni Mighili and in Dubai Al Maha Desert Resort.
Mr Culham said
“The trip was one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences - and
it certainly lived up to and exceeded both of our dreams.”




                                                                        Diamonds are forever
                                                                        To celebrate our 35th Anniversary we teamed up with the
                                                                        award winning luxury jewellery company David M Robinson,
                                                                        who just like us believe in the very finest quality and are
                                                                        renowned for their exquisite jewellery and watches.

                                                                        The ecstatic winner of the stunning diamond necklace
                                                                        exclusively designed by David M Robinson, was
                                                                        Mrs Susan Watson from Worcestershire, who commented,
                                                                        “What a fantastic surprise, I’m so shocked and delighted to have won
                                                                        this beautiful necklace.”.




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          What’s in a word?
Reasons - why to choose International
Travel Connections for your ‘TRAVELS’.

T       ailormade
        Just like an exclusively commissioned work of art, International Travel
Connections’ (ITC) flagship brand, ITC Classics, believes a holiday should and can be
tailor made to ensure every one is uniquely yours. If you can dream your perfect holiday
then we can create it for you.



R      eliability
       For over 35 years, ITC has been synonymous with the ultimate in luxury travel
worldwide and is now one of the uK’s longest established independent luxury Tour
Operators.



A      bta Bonded
         Not only is ITC ABTA, ATOL, AITO and IATA protected, providing security, peace
of mind and full financial protection together with high standards of trading practices. We
also offer a 24 hour emergency helpline to clients in resort.



V      isionary
          At ITC we like to keep our finger on the pulse of luxury travel and, from being the
very first company to charter Concorde to Barbados back in 1985, we continue to ensure
our knowledge and insight affords our clients the latest destinations and best travel
possibilities. International Travel Connections has also recently developed two on-line
businesses www.caribbeanconnection.com and www.mauritiusconnection.com.



E      xperience
         Over the last 35 years we have amassed an unrivalled depth of experience and
developed personal relationships with all the luxury hotels within our portfolio, enabling
us to offer privileged access to the best rooms, the most attentive service and the ultimate
in flexibility.

We bring you the best value for your money, from the best offers to extra value in the form
of complimentary upgrades. you will be amazed at what we include as standard, that
other operators charge you extra for.



L     egendary Service
        Our award-winning service and exceptional relationships with hotels and
suppliers ensures we can go that extra mile and pass on the best possible price. In
addition, once your holiday is booked, ITC can arrange everything for you, from the
seamless booking of airport transfers to pre-booking spa treatments or golf tee off times.



S      porting Holidays
          ITC Sports, part of the ITC stable, combines sporting events with luxury travel
accommodation and exciting sightseeing programmes. ITC Sports has the insight and
skill to create a truly memorable personal itinerary, built around the sporting event of your
choice. Sports include, cricket, rugby, tennis, Formula 1, horse racing, golf and football.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!




Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight



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             In The



Flying high - News from British Airways
ITC Classics is proud to be a British Airways Preferred Partner. Here, we bring you some
of their latest news and insights into developments that may assist your travel plans...




NEW FIRST CLASS                                                                 TERMINAL 5 - FIRST ANNIVERSARY
New First is coming. In September British Airways will begin the rollout of     London Heathrow Terminal 5 has welcomed over 20 million customers
a completely redesigned cabin and service.                                      since opening its doors just over one year ago.
First customers receive an exceptionally high, bespoke and intuitive level      And whether you’re arriving or departing, you’ll find a welcome sanctuary
of service at every stage of their journey. The Concorde Room at T5,            in the Galleries lounges*. Featuring champagne bars and exclusive
exclusively for First customers, is the epitome of elegance and the perfect     spa treatments, Galleries are a truly luxurious place to unwind. Arrival
setting for both relaxation and business. Those wanting to relax are            Lounges** provide hot showers, a cooked breakfast and even a clothes-
invited to enjoy intimate pre-flight dining, or a refreshing drink. For those   pressing service to ensure you arrive fresh and ready for the day ahead.
wanting to freshen up there are private cabanas available, with day beds
                                                                                *Available for use by First, Club World and Club Europe customers and Gold or Silver
and en-suite bathrooms.                                                         Executive Club members.
During the flight, First customers will have a stylish new wool-mix blanket
                                                                                ** Arrivals lounges are only available at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Johannesburg
and silver velvet cushions to help them relax and stay snug. When it’s
time to rest, wonderfully soft cotton pyjamas and cosy slippers are             EVEN MORE WAYS TO CHECK-IN
provided, to help make drifting off to sleep more blissful than ever.           With British Airways you can choose from a range of check-in options,
On board, you can now enjoy either formal dining, or a more informal            allowing you to pick the one that’s right for you.
side service option, offering you gourmet food, as well as time and space       Online Check-in† allows you to check in up to 24 hours* before
to continue working or relaxing.                                                departure from the comfort of your own home, office or hotel. You
                                                                                can choose your seat, explore a plan of the aircraft and print your own
WHY BOOK BRITISH AIRWAYS                                                        Boarding Pass allowing you to pass through check-in at the airport more
WITH ITC CLASSICS                                                               quickly. Simply drop off your baggage at one of the Bag Drops when you
• The latest special offers                                                     arrive at the airport, then speed through to Departures.
• Flexible payment programmes
• Preferential rates with the UK’s Favorite Airline                             Alternatively you can choose to fax, email or save your Boarding Pass so
                                                                                you can print it when you wish.
Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611                                       *Online check-in is available from 24 hours up to 1 hour before departure. For flights
                                                                                departing from the US, Online Check-in is open from 23 hours up to 2 hours before departure.
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight
                                                                                †Online check-in and print your own boarding pass is available on certain routes




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 classic                                                                 Call our   Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                                                       or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight



insights...                                                                “Taj Exotica, Mauritius has recently changed
                                                                           hands to new owners who have renamed the
NEWS FROM AROUND THE                                                       resort MARADIVA VILLAS RESORT & SPA.

WORLD BY OUR PRODUCT TEAM                                                  The resort will continue to offer the same
                                                                           facilities, with the added benefit of traditional
ITC Classics’ Product Team is in daily contact with                        Mauritian hospitality! We would like to take
properties and hotel partners around the world.                            this opportunity to congratulate them and wish
                                                                           them great success for the future!”
Their knowledge is one of the key factors in the
ongoing success of ITC Classics. Their relationship                        Mike Taylor, Brand Development Executive
also ensure we have the best possible rates and
special offers.


                                                                       Turkey is trying to “out bling” Dubai, with
         We are keenly anticipating the re-opening of                  the development of its very own £1bn
         NORTH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES on 1st                               MARDAN PLACE, located in Antalya on
         July 2009 after a two and a half month closure to             the Mediterranean, it will be a billion dollar
                                                                       bay (£1.4 to be precise) for Turkey.
         maintain and enhance the signature    barefoot
         luxury for which it has become renowned.
                                                                       Joanne Roberts,
         Judie Davies, Head of Product
                                                                       Brand Development Executive




   CAP JULUCA, ANGUILLA, has just had a $22million renovation which has totally enhanced it so that it is both
   refreshed and rejuvenated. It is another of the many improvements being carried out by its new owners, an investor syndicate
   that reads like a whose who‘s of the luxury travel industry. It is led by former Vail Resorts and RockResorts Chairman and
   supported by Silversea Chairman Manfredi Lefebvre, to name but a few members, all of whom have credentials that ensure
   they understand the luxury market and will be sympathetic and beneficial to this magnificent resort.


   Cathy Whitley, Commercial Manager

                                                                    From November 1 to 21 December, HOTEL
                                                                    GUANAHANI & SPA, ST BARTHS will be holding its
                                                                    annual mini Food Festival by offering complimentary
                                                                    dinner (excluding drinks) from a special menu that will
  LE TELFAIR, MAURITIUS has now become                              be created in collaboration with a famous chef and
     part of the Veranda Resorts hotel portfolio.                   Executive Chef, Philippe Masseglia. For this limited
                                                                    time, dinner at Bartolomeo is included in the price of
       This   dynamic and highly respected                          one night’s stay. Call one of our Holiday Creators to
                                                                    discover more.
      Mauritian company brings with it over 25

     years experience in local   hospitality.                       Tara Taylor, Brand Development Manager



       Sarah Cauldwell, Commercial Executive

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                  Great Escapes ...
                                                                                                                     Our Memory
Desert Palm in Dubai and Huvafen Fushi,                     alluring luxury and relaxation from the minute
Maldives fit together like a hand and a glove,              you arrive. Divided between island and over-
Both managed by Per AQUUM, each is a great                  the-water pontoons, each of the 43 bungalows
                                                                                                                     “Whenever I think about Huvafen Fushi,
choice on its own but make the ultimate                     is the first step towards preparing for maximum
combination for a twin centre escape.                       seclusion with private plunge pools, sundecks            I can’t help but dream about being back in the
                                                            and a piece of the pristine beach. When you’re           underwater spa having my “Unite Me Crystal
Perfect either before or after a Maldivian
                                                            not luxuriating in your villa, the Lime Spa              Ritual” - it’s amazing. In the afternoon we
escape, Dubai makes an ideal stopover and
                                                            beckons, with the chance to dream away your              would walk along the pristine beach and
offers a very different vibe to proceedings.
                                                            holiday in the world’s first underwater                  feed the stingrays, ‘they were such strangely
Desert Palm itself boasts just 26 elegant guest
                                                            treatment rooms.
rooms and villas along with the Dubai skyline                                                                        beautiful and graceful creatures. However one
on the horizon. By day, the oversize infinity               What unites these properties are their attention         of my most vivid memories is of the Sunset
pool, polo fields and horse riding are pleasant             to detail and the exceptionally attentive staff          Cruise, watching the most spectacular sunset
distractions when you’re not enjoying a desert              they both employ. We’d like to take this
                                                                                                                     while floating in the middle of the ocean,’ it
safari, water sports, shopping or simply soaking            opportunity to welcome Huvafen Fushi’s new
                                                                                                                     was fabulous and the champagne was pretty
up the sun. With so much to see and do a                    General Manager, Noel Cameron, and wish him
trip here will leave you spoilt for choice when             every success in his new role. With such an              wonderful too.”
deciding what to do next.                                   exceptional property to manage we are sure he
                                                            won’t be looking to escape its charms
For a far more relaxed experience Huvafen                                                                            Charlie Hewitt, Head of Sales
                                                            in a hurry.
Fushi, situated in its own lagoon, promises




Desert Palm, Dubai Complimentary Nights                     Huvafen Fushi and Desert Palm Offer                      Huvafen Fushi, Complimentary Night
Stay 5 nights and only pay for 3. From £858 per             10 nights from £2,290 per person based on 2 adults       Stay 7 nights and only pay for 6. From £2,025 per
person based on 2 adults sharing a Palm Suite,              sharing a Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool including      person, based on 2 adults sharing a Beach Bungalow
including daily breakfast, dinner, flights and transfers.   half board and speedboat transfers at Huvafen for 7      with Plunge Pool, including breakfast, speedboat
Saving up to £277 per person.                               nights and 3 nights in a Palm Suite with breakfast and   transfers and flights.
                                                            private vehicle transfers at Desert Palm. Flights are    Saving up to £835 per person
                                                            also included Saving up to £495 per person

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Ulusaba
Room with a view...
Set in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve that borders the Kruger
National Park. Here, guests can enjoy over 13,500 acres of unspoilt,
game-rich bush, with experienced rangers on drives tracking the Big Five.
For those seeking the utmost in exclusivity,      view can use the small spa and gym as well.
Cliff Lodge, the latest addition to the           It also has a smaller second bedroom/study
Ulusaba portfolio, opened in April 2009 and       which can accommodate one adult or two
provides two decadent suites that will allow      small children.
guests to enjoy unrivalled luxury on their
African Safari. Offering an eclectic African      The second suite has one luxurious bedroom
feel, access is via a wooden walkway from the     with an en-suite bathroom, lounge area with
main house of Rock Lodge, allowing a sense        fireplace and a spacious outdoor deck with
of adventure as soon as guests stroll over        Jacuzzi.
the walkway.
                                                  Cliff Lodge can be booked exclusively
Comprising two one-bedroom suites, the            accommodating a maximum of five adults
larger boasting an en-suite bathroom,             and four children. Exclusive use includes
separate kitchen, private dining area, bar,       a private game drive vehicle and a chef!
spacious lounge, outdoor deck with a braai        The two suites can be booked individually.
area and a large swimming pool. Guests who        Making it the perfect retreat from which to
wish to indulge in some pampering or feel         enjoy a truly luxurious safari experience!
the need for a workout with a spectacular


Stay 5 nights from £2,535 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a Safari Room at
the Safari Lodge, on an all inclusive basis, including flights and transfers.

Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight

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            Graham Boynton, Group Travel Editor of               house that is Barbados in microcosm, serving
                                                                 up rum punches, English cod and chips and
            the Telegraph travelled to Barbados with
                                                                 mushy peas, and Bajan blackened fish, and most
            ITC Classics. Prior to joining the Telegraph         evenings playing host to a pretty colourful gaggle
            in 1998 he worked in Manhattan for ten               of drinkers.
            years as a Senior Editor on Condé Nast               Barbados is also the most sophisticated of the
                                                                 Caribbean islands and, although it may attract
            Traveller magazine and as a contract
                                                                 mockery from hard-core Caribbean culturalists -
            writer for Vanity Fair. Here,                                            the magnificent Jamaican fast-
            he shares some of his                                                    bowler-turned-commentator
            honest views on Barbados                                                 Michael Holding once told me
                                                                                     he regarded his own island
            with us…                                                                 as the real Caribbean and
             “Barbados may not have the                                              Barbados as a kind of white-
            best beaches in the Caribbean                                            bread version - it is easy-going
            - for that I would probably say                                          and friendly because it is
            you’d have to go to Cuba’s                                               entirely comfortable with itself.
            Varadero or the creamy fringes
            of Anguilla. Neither may it                                              For this reason, visitors can
            have the cutting-edge cool                                               feel as at ease hanging out
            that Jamaica boasts or the                                               in bars like Groots or in rum
            Francophone flourishes that                                              shacks outside Speightstown
            you find in St Barths, or the                                            as they do eating at posh
            aristocratic exclusiveness of                                            restaurants like The Cliff.
            Mustique. But Barbados has a
            cultural diversity, an easy self-                                         Equally, when you are bored
            confidence and a sense of social inclusion that      with lolling around on the beach or playing golf or
            means you can sit at the bar at Groots and be        messing about in boats, you can indulge in a little
            drinking with Bizzy Williams, the developer who      local culture; Barbados has the best museums in the
            is one of the island’s richest sons, Larry Warren,   Caribbean. To satisfy my cultural curiosity I spent
            the architect who owns the wonderful St Nicholas     a day driving through the hinterland, visiting the
            Abbey, Larry the taxi-driver, who has some pretty    recently opened George Washington House Museum
            colourful views on law and order, or even Michael    and the former plantation house St Nicholas Abbey.
            Atherton and Allan Lamb if they’re in town for a
            Test Match. Groots is a graffiti-scrawled chattel



            For more information on Barbadosand the latest offers from ITC Classics, please call
            one of our Holiday Creators on 01244 355 611 or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




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“Barbados remains, for me at least,
quintessential laid-back Caribbean with lots of
sunshine, lazy days on the beach, good food,
good company and, most important, something
interesting and challenging to do in between
the langour. And, just to confirm my prejudices,
on the day I am to leave the island, I wake up
to the sound of gospel singing floating across
a field. I walk up the road in the direction of
the these blissful sounds and there, under a
huge tent providing necessary shade from the
already fierce tropical sun, is the congregation
of Christ Is The Answer Family Church, singing
                    as if there were no tomorrow.
                    I can think of no better way
                    of saying goodbye to an island
                    that is so much more than
                    another tropical beach resort.”




                  Images: Barbadian Chattle House (Opposite page),
                  This page from clock wise top left, Cobblers Cove, Crystal
                  Cove, Sandy Lane, Little Good Harbour and Sandy Lane.


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      Hotel
  Spotlight

Grand Reopening!


Jumby Bay is a hideaway located off the coast of Antigua, accessible only by boat
and is known worldwide for providing discerning travelers with world-class service
and distinguished amenities.
If you have visited before and thought it couldn’t get any better   Of the 28 new suites 11 have private pools. There are also 12
then you are in for a pleasant surprise as Jumby Bay is currently   renovated Rondavel Rooms, a stunning new oceanfront infinity
undergoing a US$35 million redesign. This development               pool, which will draw eyes towards panoramic views of the sea
programme began in June 2008, is due for completion in              and then there is also the totally renovated open-air Verandah
November 2009, and once re-opened Jumby Bay will be an              restaurant.
enriched version of its former luxurious self.
                                                                    We look forward to the unveiling of the new look in November
The new-look will include a brand new world class spa with          2009 when all areas of the 300-acre property will be enhanced
four treatment rooms surrounding a dramatic sculpture garden.       and redesigned without abandoning the original spirit of the
Each room will boast a private courtyard, allowing guests the       resort, that is uniquely Jumby Bay...
opportunity to savor sumptuous treatments in the beautiful
                                                                    7 nights from £4,509 per person based on 2 adults sharing a
Caribbean environment.
                                                                    Rondavel Room on an all inclusive basis, including boat
The accommodation has been completely re-built and                  transfers and flights. (Bookings are know being taken for
re-designed, boasting newly created suites that will enjoy          departures from 1st of November 2009)
luxurious residential style interiors, private entry courtyards,
some with private infinity pools and superior guest services.
                                                                           Reader
                                                                            Offer
                                                                              Discovery
                                                                           at Marigot Bay,
                                                                               St Lucia
                                                                       Stay 7 nights but only pay for 5 from
                                                                       £1,295 per person based on 2 adults
                                                                       sharing a Resortview Room including
                                                                       daily breakfast, transfers and flights.
                                                                          Saving up to £285 per person




                           Paradise found...
A member of Leading Small Hotels of the World, Discovery           The adjacent Marina Village offers visitors a wide range of
at Marigot Bay is an exclusive boutique hotel and spa set          boutique shops and restaurants. The Marina is one of the
on the beautiful and enchanting island of St. Lucia. Situated      Caribbean’s most exclusive yachting destinations and provides
alongside Marigot Bay, once described by the novelist James        berthing and full service facilities for yachts of all sizes, for
A Michener as ‘the most beautiful in the Caribbean’, and with      both long stay and short-term visitors. Guests of The Discovery
its internationally renowned Marina, The Discovery is truly a      are able to arrange exclusive charters with a choice of various
luxurious and sought after destination.                            yachts, including a 58 foot classic schooner.


The hotel itself is contemporary, eco-friendly and has just 57     So whether you are a water baby or more of a land lover,
suites, most of which come with their own private plunge pools.    this spectacular property is sure to be paradise found.
There are also 35 rooms with spacious balconies and extensive
views of the bay. The hotel provides its guests with every         Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
modern facility, world class service and chic stylishly designed   or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight
interiors. There are also several swimming pools, the Lapli Spa
and fitness centre, along with the highly regarded fine dining
Boudreau restaurant and popular bars.




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              Islands
       Sun...
                          in the

Annie Reid Editor of Angels & Urchins
and her family delighted in daily snorkelling
trips, kids’ freedom, dolphin spotting and
wonderful childcare on their ITC Classics
holiday to Sainte Anne Resort & Spa in the
Seychelles. Here Annie tells Insight readers
of some of their highlights...
                                                                          “This place rocks,’ were my
We were whisked away from Mahe airport on a short journey to our
boat transfer to St Anne Island, one of 115 islands that make up the      eight-year-old’s first words
Seychelles. Blossom on the trees, crushed iced drinks and the arrival     as we emerged from the
of two nannies (the hotel had insisted on one-on-one childcare for
our twins) was much welcomed after an eventful night flight. The boat
                                                                          aeroplane into the warm
journey was only twenty minutes and within no time we were fully          Seychelles air. We had left
ensconced in our two spacious, interconnecting villas. The hotel is the
island so I was more than happy for the older kids to find out what was
                                                                          on a gloomy October evening
going down.                                                               just as high street banks were
Discovering nature                                                        collapsing, glad that we were
First thing to discover was that the island is set in one of the          suspending reality for a week.
Seychelles’ marine parks, which means you can just walk down the
beach into the sea and encounter 150 varieties of tropical fish in the
                                                                          I can’t think of a more perfect
sheltering reef. Snorkelling off the beach or flat-bottomed boat became   location to wash away some of
a daily family adventure - for us, a first activity that we could enjoy
together. We all loved putting on the masks and flippers, skimming over
                                                                          the current economic worries
coral, spotting sea cucumbers, leopard, zebra fish and rays. The boys     than a beautiful island in
even saw a reef shark less than ten feet away.
                                                                          the Seychelles.”




All images Sainte Anne Resort & Spa in the Seychelles.


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The hotel offers inclusive snorkelling boat trips, where we were
promised we would see turtles but alas they must have been
sleeping the couple of times we went. Although they are frequently
spotted off St Anne, you are more likely to catch them in the other
marine park off Praslin island. Other regular trips include visiting the
neighbouring island of Moyenne, owned by an eccentric Englishman.
He had stories of pirates, treasure and ghosts to keep anyone who
wanted to listen amused. The island is home to exotic birds he has
introduced and 300 giant tortoises.

Family fun
“The hotel’s kids’ club was a complete hit with our children aged 11,
8 and 5. There was a daily schedule that they could dip in and out
of. They loved kayaking and shell painting, collecting shells and fish
feeding, and just hanging out with other, mainly French and German,
children. The highlight was the build-up to all-day and all-evening-
long Halloween festivities.

St Anne has all the ingredients that make it five-star luxury: the
infinity swimming pool, three good restaurants and friendly staff.
It has 87 villas but it manages to keep a boutique feel and all the
villas have a sea view. It makes for a very long, thin resort and you
can travel from one end to the other (from reception to a couple
of the restaurants) by golf buggy. In the middle is the sports centre,
complete with spa, where I had a wonderful massage. You could play
tennis, table tennis and there is a full gym.

If it is slick service you are after, you should head for Mauritius,
also in the Indian Ocean (but plus another 2 hours’ flying time) but
we found the people from Seychelles more charming. One of the
babies’ nannies was especially lovely - indeed, we are still in touch.
It meant that on more than one occasion, my husband and
I were sunbathing or snorkelling, and left wondering whether we did
in fact have any children.”

Tips for longer visits
“Just over a week was enough of a Robinson Crusoe fix for me.
If you are planning on staying longer, I would suggest a few day
trips to Mahe (the fish market and the Botantical Gardens are both
worthwhile, we were told) or further afield to other islands;
or consider making a two-centre holiday.”

Family Offer: Stay 7 nights from £8,600 for a family of 2
adults and 2 children sharing 2 Villas Beau Sejour, including
half board, transfers and flights.
Saving up to £2,925 per family.


Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




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20   ITC CLASSICS SUMMER INSIGHT 2009
In 2009 don’t be put off by the poor Euro exchange rate, our
European neighbours still offer hours of glorious sunshine,
fabulous beaches and cultural experiences the likes of which
can’t be found anywhere else in the world - all this and its right
on your doorstep...
                              GRAN HOTEL
                              BAHIA DEL DUQUE, TENERIFE
                              A cleverly designed hotel resort, it combines two hotels in one
                              resort, which allows its guests to enjoy a sense of being in a
                              Canarian-style village.


                              PERFECT FOR...
                              Long summer holidays as well as winter sun escapes in a
                              resort with everything you need, from tennis courts to a
                              Michelin star chef run restaurant and plenty more besides.
                              A real all rounder that is big enough to be enjoyed by families,
                              couples, groups and singles alike. This resort really does offer
                              something for everyone.


                              LOWDOWN
                              A member of Leading Hotels of the World, this is a perfect
                              retreat for anyone searching for a luxurious resort without too
                              much of a journey to get there, being only 15 kilometres from
                              the South Tenerife Airport “Reina Sofía”.


                              WE LOVE
                              Its wide array of bars and cafes, each with a delicious selection
                              of refreshments. You can also choose to dine at any one
                              of the eight restaurants offering a rich variety of fine dining,
                              from South American to Mediterranean. We also love the 40
                              exclusive villas, designed by Pascua Ortega, each with private
                              garden, pool & butler service.


                              Its facilities are impressive too and include five swimming
                              pools, two fresh water (heated), two salt water and one
                              children’s pool, squash and tennis courts and a shopping
                              centre, while children will love the mini club, supervised
                              by highly trained staff who organise a whole range of fun
                              activities. Guests can also enjoy the new ESPA that opened in
                              the spring 2009.


                              Complimentary Nights:
                              Stay 7 nights and pay for only 5 and, in
                              addition receive complimentary Half Board.
                              From £910 per person, including transfers and
                              flights. Saving up to £615pp

                              Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                              or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight



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 European A d v e n t u r e s
HOTEL DANIELI, VENICE
PERFECT FOR...
An indulgent romantic break, as this really is the hotel to see and been
seen at. Located in the very heart of Venice, a romantic escape here is
sure to impress.
LOWDOWN
A masterfully restored palace that is synonymous with the splendour
and romance of Venice. The hotel’s main building is the original 14th
century palace of Doge Dandolo. The hotel’s Dandolo piano bar is one
of the most revered and magnificent bars in Venice.
WE LOVE
La Terrazza, the charming rooftop restaurant where you can dine
on delectable Mediterranean cuisine whilst enjoying the captivating
panoramas of the lagoon and, on the horizon, the Lido and Adriatic Sea.
SPECIAL OFFER
Complimentary Night - Stay 4 nights and pay for only 3.
From £855 per person, including daily breakfast, transfers and flights.
Saving up to £265pp




 WESTIN EXCELSIOR, ROME                                                    ST REGIS, ROME
 PERFECT FOR...                                                            PERFECT FOR...
 Guests who are looking for outstanding service, style and possibly        Celebrating a special occasion; we think it’s the ideal place to stay for
 even some celebrity spotting.                                             a romantic weekend retreat.
 LOWDOWN                                                                   LOWDOWN
 Since 1906 it has been a Mecca for the world glitterati and is it         Sumptuously luxurious, The St. Regis Grand Hotel, Rome was named
 any wonder. Having recently been renovated you can now dine on            in Condé Nast Traveller’s 2008 Gold List following a meticulous $35
 Roman favorites at Restaurant Doney, enjoy a personalised workout         million restoration.
 in the health club or indulge in a shiatsu massage in the spa.            WE LOVE
 WE LOVE                                                                   The 24 hour butler service and the lavishly appointed rooms as well
 Its fantastic location on the most well-known street of the capital,      as its central location, within walking distance of many historic sites,
 the famous Via Veneto.                                                    including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Via Veneto, The
 SPECIAL OFFER                                                             Colosseum, Roman Forum, Piazza Navona. We also love its proximity
 Complimentary Night - Stay 3 nights and pay for only 2.                   to the beautiful stores of Via Condotti that are also close at hand.
 From £665 per person including daily breakfast, transfers and flights.    SPECIAL OFFER
 Saving up to £240 per person                                              Complimentary Night - Stay 4 nights and pay for only 3.
                                                                           From £830 per person including daily breakfast, transfers and flights.
                                                                           Saving up to £235 per person



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                                                                                         Call our   Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                                                                        or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight



                                                 FOUR SEASONS pROVENCE AT TERRE BLANCHE, FRANCE
                                                 PERFECT FOR...
                                                 Anyone looking for a foray into Southern France, where you can relax in splendid Provensal
                                                 mountain location and enjoy easy exploration of the glamour of the Côte d’Azur.
                                                 LOWDOWN
                                                 A stunning property that offers exceptional facilities, with the magnificent backdrop of the
                                                 mountains of Provence.
                                                 WE LOVE
                                                 The two year-round golf courses and The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche,
                                                 where guests can unwind in 12 treatment rooms, four with private terrace, and its two VIP couples
                                                 suites with double whirlpool bath, steam shower and large outdoor terrace with private cabana.
                                                 SPECIAL OFFER
                                                 Complimentary Room Credits - Stay 7 nights from £2,550 per person, including daily breakfast,
                                                 transfers and flights. Travel between 1 April and 31 August and receive £28 credit per room per day.
                                                 Saving up to £196 per person.




kEMpINSkI HOTEL BARBAROS BAY
BODRUM, TURkEY
PERFECT FOR...
Diving enthusiasts, golfers, families, as well as those of
you who just long for a stunning beach and a holiday
full of relaxation.
LOWDOWN
A modern and luxurious hotel located on the Barbaros
Bay cliff, where every room has views of the Aegean.
The sea is a key focus here, as the hotel has its very
own private bay with blue flagged white-sand beach
and crystal clear waters.
WE LOVE
The Six Senses Spa, having been voted Condé Nast
Traveller Magazine’s “Best European Spa 2008”, it is
renowned for its Far Eastern & Asian philosophy and                    REIDS pALACE, MADEIRA
approach to wellness.
                                                                       PERFECT FOR...
SPECIAL OFFER                                                          Couples, families and single travellers alike, with its cliff-top
Complimentary Night - Stay 7 nights and pay for only 6.                location, easy access to the sea, oceanfront spa and walking
From £1,055 per person based, including daily breakfast,               distance to Funchal’s shops, restaurants and night-life, it really is
transfers and flights. Saving up to £165 per person.                   an all rounder.
                                                                       LOWDOWN
                                                                       Part of the Orient Express group, for over a century it has been
                                                                       a standard-bearer for excellence. It was here that Sir Winston
                                                                       Churchill painted and wrote his war memoirs, and also where
                                                                       Sir George Bernard Shaw learned to master the tango.
                                                                       WE LOVE
                                                                       Afternoon Tea at Reid’s, this truly British tradition is taken daily at
                                                                       the Lounge and on the Terrace.
                                                                       SPECIAL OFFER
                                                                       Free room for children - Stay 7 nights and receive a second room for
                                                                       children free of charge. From £3,172 per family, based on a family of 2
                                                                       adults and 2 children staying in 2 Classics Rooms, including breakfast,
                                                                       transfers and flights.
                                                                       Saving up to £2,910 per family.


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                          Cricket
                           Legends
                          Galore...
                      It could only be the ITC Sports
                         Platinum Cricket Cruise in
                               the Caribbean...
“The fastest man in the world dropped by to share our match day hospitality in
Jamaica, which was just one of the many fabulous experiences and I’d like to thank
all of our friends who joined the ITC Sports Caribbean Cricket Cruise in February”
Drew Foster
Olympic 100m and 200m gold medalist, Usain Bolt, was                  He added: “It was terrific for our clients to escape the greyness
among the guests enjoying the hospitality of Silversea’s              of the English winter and watch some cricket. They were
luxurious ship Silver Shadow, chartered by ITC Sports for a 16        thrilled by the impromptu visits of Freddie Flintoff and Steve
night Caribbean cruise following England’s Test series against        Harmison, both of whom were happy to chat with everyone
the West Indies earlier this year.                                    about cricket.”

The cruise, enjoyed by 280 discerning clients, ended with a gala      Other guests included the Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell,
dinner and charity auction, raising more than £16,000 for The         and Jamaica’s fastest woman, Shelley-Ann Frazer, along with
Lady Taverners cricket charity, which helps to give young people      Jamaica’s minister of tourism, the Hon Olivia Grange.
a sporting chance. Prizes included a trip to the Prix d’Arc de
                                                                      Each evening of the cruise a chat show was held on The State
Triomphe in Paris, courtesy of ITC Sports, a print by Jack Russell,
                                                                      of Cricket, including summaries of the day’s play with guests
an Andrew Flintoff shirt signed by Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell
                                                                      such as former England cricketers Allan Lamb, David Gower,
and a day at Chester Races with Rob Lloyd Racing.
                                                                      Ian Botham and Darren Gough. Chef Ainsley Harriott was on
Drew Foster, said “As a long- time supporter of the Taverners,        hand to entertain with his cooking skills, with David Gower
it is wonderful to be able to help young people; some of              proving to be a great commis chef! All in all, another of those
the stories of youngsters rising above adversity having been          once in a lifetime experiences that ITC Sports specialises in.
assisted by Lady Taveners are inspirational.”



“The unique experience of watching cricket in the Caribbean was greatly enhanced
by Silversea’s wonderful ship and our special guests on board. We now turn our
attention to South Africa, hopefully with an Ashes victory to take with us!”
David Atkin, Director of Sports


Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 390
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight



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A selection of images from ITC Sports Platinum Cricket Cruise, showing ITC staff, guest and cricket legends
 including Andrew Flintoff, Paul Allott and Sir Ian Botham. Celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, Jamican Minister
                                                                   of Tourism, Usain Blot and Asafa Powell.



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              with daily breakfast, including economy flights and grandstand      accommodation (different board basis), economy flights,                   on a bed & breakfast basis (the 21 night itinerary includes some
              tickets. Transportation between the hotel and race circuit is not   transfers and admission into the races (some include enclosure            safari lodges which are on an all-inclusive basis) and include
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                                                                                                                                                                    F1 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX,
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                                                                                                                                                                    FOOTBALL LEGENDS GOLF CLASSIC,
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                 Shore
                  thing...
                 Often cited as a blueprint for paradise itself,
                 Mauritius could be the perfect tropical island.
                 As Mark Twain wrote:
                 “Mauritius was made first -
                                      and then heaven.”




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In the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, 600 miles east
of Madagascar, this tiny island boasts perfect tree-lined,
white-sand beaches, lagoons and coral reefs. In the interior,
waterfalls, rainforest, and dramatic mountains fringe a central
volcanic plateau.

Every hotel ITC Classics features has an incredible location
along the stunning shoreline, with the beaches enticing, its
coral reefs like fantastic underwater forests teeming with
brilliantly coloured fish and its lagoons filled with warm,
crystal-clear waters.

All properties also boast some of the very best facilities and
service to be found anywhere in the world, along with many
individual, extra special qualities that make each stand out
from the rest in its own unique way.


LE TOUESSROk                     Gourmet Grandeur
Mauritius is renowned for its culinary delights and undoubtedly some of
the very best can be enjoyed at Le Touessrok, where you will discover
delicious food to suit every mood. There is even a ‘gastronomic theatre’,
whose name really does say it all, Three-Nine-Eight, set on three floors,
serving nine different cuisines, presented by eight show kitchens.


If that wasn’t enough to impress even the most ardent gastronome
there is also relaxed “shoes-off” dining available on the resort’s very own
islands, Ilot Mangenie and Ile aux Cerfs, served at Paul et Virginie, and
nearby the Sands Bar offers a selection of drinks, light lunch dishes and
snacks. For a truly special evening, try the intimate Safran, run by chef
Mallikarjuna Marchad. It unfolds around a colourful central kitchen with
tandoori ovens producing varieties of Indian bread, appetisers and main
courses. A treat for your senses awaits at this member of the Leading
Hotels of the World.


Of course as you would expect with such a resort it also offers a vast
array of activities and sports on water and land, such as its Givenchy
Spa, Bernhard Langer designed 18 hole, par 72 championship golf
course, Tennis Club and fitness centre, all available for anyone who has
succumbed to the culinary delights of Le Touessrok.


Complimentary Nights
Stay 10 nights and only pay for 5. From £2,060 per person, including
half board, private vehicle transfers and flights.
Saving up to £1,015 per person




              ITC CLASSICS SUMMER INSIGHT 2009                              29
Shore thing...
                                                                                                      Our Memory
                                                                                                      “The Residence will always hold a very
                                                                                                      special place in my heart, not only
                                                                                                      is it one of my favourite hotels in the
                                                                                                      world, it is also the hotel where I got
                                                                                                      engaged. Fredrik and his outstanding
                                                                                                      staff, along with my now husband,
                                                                                                      somehow arranged a the most amazing
                                                                                                      surprise private dinner for the two of
                                                                                                      us. From the candle lit walk way that
                                                                                                      took us through our suite, out onto the
                                                                                                      veranda, where the most magnificent
                                                                                                      table display had been set up for us,
                                                                                                      to the personalised menu that Chef
                                                                                                      created and the service that all the staff
                                                                                                      involved offered - I couldn’t have wished
                                                                                                      for a better experience or setting for us
                                                                                                      to get engaged - it was just perfect!”
                                                                                                      Charlie Hewitt, Head of Sales




THE RESIDENCE MAURITIUS                                 Sensational Service
This sophisticated retreat is where colonial grandeur and plantation house styled architecture
are supported by truly impeccable service.

Here, guests can step back into a bygone era where service was paramount and from the
minute you enter The Residence this is certainly the case, with all guests designated a “butler”
who can be summoned throughout your stay via a quick phone call. On arrival guests can
also take advantage of checking-in from the comfort of their own room along with the free
unpacking and pressing services.

By contrast, the hotel’s facilities belong firmly in the 21st-century, with three restaurants, five
boutiques, a gym, children’s club, two outdoor pools and The Sanctuary Spa where a wide
variety of Carita treatments and therapies are available.

Whether you’re enjoying complimentary water sports on the lagoon, from the superb powder
white stretch of beach, playing tennis, volleyball or simply kicking back and relaxing, you will
be safe in the knowledge that whatever you choose to do you’re sure to be treated to the very
best hospitality and service Mauritius has to offer.

Complimentary Nights
Stay 9 nights and only pay for 7 nights, plus receive a second room free for up to 2 children.
From £4,070 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children in 2 Colonial Garden View Rooms, including
half board, private vehicle transfers and flights.

Including An Exclusive Reader Offer - Book between 15 June and 31 July 2009 and receive an
additional discount of £150 per booking. Saving up to £3,045 per family




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      “Mauritius was made first - and then heaven.”




THE OBEROI MAURITIUS                             Total Relaxation
This is a hotel whose very essence is about retreating from reality and slipping into a tranquil,
pampered state of mind, with everything created to ensure total relaxation is reached.

Retreat to your Luxury Pavilion or Villa and you will discover that each one features a romantic
four-poster bed. Luxury Villas provide everything you could possibly need to relax; large sitting
rooms, marble bathrooms with a lovely walled garden area, raised open-air pavilions in a leafy
garden for outdoor dining, and some even have their own private swimming pools - you need
never leave their four walls!

As you would expect, at its heart is The Spa, a sanctuary within which guests can find peace,
harmony and a new sense of wellbeing. Its state-of-the-art facilities include a beauty parlour,
sauna, steam bath, swimming pool, gym and individual spa suites with private plunge pools
where you can luxuriate together.

Guests can enjoy traditional Mauritian treatments that use natural local oils and fruits
alongside conventional therapies. One example is the blissful coconut husk body brush,
followed by a deep massage with freshly ground coconut. Many ITC Classics guests have cited
it as a memorable experience and one that can be pre-booked by your Holiday Creator before
you even set foot on Mauritius, to ensure total bliss....


Complimentary Nights
Stay 10 nights and only pay for 5 nights. From £1,835 per person, based on 2 adults sharing
a Luxury Pavilion, including daily breakfast, private vehicle transfers and flights.
Saving up to £1,302 per person. Reader Exclusive - 10% Discount off spa treatments
at The Oberoi, Mauritius, for clients who at the time of booking quote Insight


Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight


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Horse Racing
New To ITC Sports
Horse Racing Abroad and ITC Sports have long been established players in the
sporting travel arena, each name being synonymous with quality, excellence
and integrity in its own field. Now, Horse Racing Abroad has joined ITC Sports,
ensuring that we can offer you more world-wide horse racing destinations than
any other UK operator, along with the ability to ensure horse racing holidays are
truly a couture experience.
Horse Racing Abroad’s single minded focus on horse racing holidays ensures
the excellence of the racing experiences it provides. It is the service, staff
and privileged, world-wide associations with Racing Authorities and industry
professionals that has made Horse Racing Abroad such a well established and
integral part of the world of racing and we are delighted to be able to share this
with ITC’s loyal clients.
No other company can offer you the variety
of destinations, the racetrack facilities, or                        EXCLUSIVE
personal experience of racing around the world!                      INSIGHT
We concentrate primarily on securing the best
possible racecourse facilities and amenities to
                                                                     READER OFFERS
make your day at the races a comfortable and
enjoyable one, which is why our packages and                         Prix de’l Arc de Triomphe, Paris
                                                                     Enjoy Europe’s most prestigious and richest turf race with fully
tailor made options excel beyond those of our                        inclusive packages and our exclusive Pavilion Grandstand.
competitors.
                                                                     Exclusive Offer: Stay 3 nights at the Hotel de Crillon
                                                                     and receive complimentary access into Horse Racing
Haute Cuisine - Sports Lunch                                         Abroad’s Pavilion Grandstand.
Chester has been the hosting horse racing since 1539, so it seems
fitting that The Chester Grosvenor Hotel & Spa, in association       3 nights at the Hotel de Crillon from £1299pp including
with ITC Sports, will be holding a Summer Luncheon on                return travel by Eurostar, accommodation, fully escorted
3rd July 2009 at this famous hotel, created and presented by         transfers and the assistance of our representatives throughout
Michelin starred chef Simon Radley.                                  the weekend. Upgrade to First Class Eurostar from £110pp

Enjoy a bespoke three course meal in the company of celebrity        ** Day trips including First Class Eurostar and Pavilion
speakers from the world of cricket and horse racing, together with   Grandstand access from £365pp **
a prize draw including a trip to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in    Breeder’s Cup, USA
Paris.                                                               A 2-day extravaganza of thoroughbred racing in the
The price is £55 per person, including a half bottle of house wine   spectacular surroundings of Santa Anita.
and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Should you desire an       Exclusive Offer: 5 nights from £2,099pp
overnight stay at the Chester Grosvenor the price will be £185 per
night inclusive of VAT and continental breakfast.                    5 nights at the Hilton Pasedena, international flights, transfers,
                                                                     Turf Club admission and Club House seats and the assistance
Places are limited, to pre-register your attendance please e-mail    of our representatives throughout.
MARKETING@CHESTERGROSVENOR.COM or call
01244 895 615.                                                       ** Extend to Las Vegas for 3 nights from just £400pp **


                                                                     Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                                     or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight


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               Under Starter’s Orders Racing Calendar 2009-2010
JULY           Jersey - NEW                                                               3 - 6 July 2009
               A long weekend on beautiful Jersey with an evening’s racing at Jersey Race Club.
AUGUST         Festival Weekend In Deauville, France                               14 - 17 August 2009
               Join our private charter to experience the excitement of the prestigious Deauville
               Yearling Sales along with two afternoons of quality racing.
OCTOBER        Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Paris                                2 - 5 October 2009
               The highlight of our racing year! Watch the world’s richest turf race from our exclusive
               Pavilion Grandstand. Sample the fine cuisine in a private box or simply soak up
               the electrifying atmosphere of Longchamp.
               The Czech Challenge, Prague                                         9 - 12 October 2009
               Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase - Europe’s Grand National. Witness a true test of
               stamina at Pardubice whilst enjoying the sophistication and splendour of Prague.
               The Melbourne Cup, Australia                                  28 October - 9 November
               “The Race that stops the Nation” - combine the Melbourne Cup and
               the Victoria Derby with a visit to the exquisite city of Sydney.
NOVEMBER       The Breeders’ Cup, USA                                             3 - 9 November 2009
               Two days of the most exhilarating thoroughbred racing in the world! We include Turf
               Club admission, Club House seats and Sirona’s private dining facility!
DECEMBER       Hong Kong                                                         9 - 15 December 2009
               Racing at Sha Tin combined with the vibrant city of Hong Kong - the ultimate
               experience!
JANUARY        The Grand Steeplechase de Pau, France                              16 - 19 January 2010
               An enchanting weekend with superb racing, a visit to the National Stud at Gelos-Pau
               and a private tour of the training grounds.
FEBRUARY       J&B Metropolitan Cape Town & Mauritius                 26 January - 08 February 2010
               Beautiful city, tremendous racing, idyllic setting - says it all!
               Barbados - NEW                                                    11 - 22 February 2010
               The jewel of the Caribbean with excellent racing and a wide choice of hotels.
MARCH          Dubai World Cup                                                      23 - 29 March 2010
               Don’t miss the opening of the Meydan Racecourse, which will coincide with
               the 2010 Dubai World Cup Meeting.
APRIL          The Punchestown National Hunt Festival, Ireland                        27 - 30 April 2010
               Revel in the real “craic” of the Punchestown Festival - when you’ve been
               there once, you’ll return again and again!

                                                See (page 26 -27) what other sporting events are coming up.

          Visit www.horseracingabroad.com to order your Horse Racing Abroad Brochure,
                        or call our sports team on 01244 355 580 for further information.




                                       ITC CLASSICS SUMMER INSIGHT 2009                               33
                                            Reader
                                             Offer
                                           One&Only Royal
                                            Mirage, Dubai
                                              Complimentary Dinner
                                            6 nights from only £1,245 per
                                          person based on 2 adults sharing
                                          a Palace Deluxe Room, including
                                             daily breakfast and dinner,
                                                 transfers and flights.




                                             Arabian Adventures
                                       Between the timeless                  One&Only Royal Mirage is a wondrous place of intricate arches,
                                       desert and the                        domes and towers interspersed with courtyards, lush green lawns and
                                       cosmopolitan charms of                immaculate flower beds... an oasis of sublime comfort where every
     the coast overlooking Palm Island Bay rise majestic palms               wish is attended to with wonderfully.
     reflected in clear waters set against a pure blue sky.
     One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai offers the splendour,
     magic and hospitality of old Arabia all captured in this
     magnificent resort.
                                                                             Our Memory
                                                                             “I took my son Alex to Royal Mirage and what an experience it was!
     It cleverly combines three very different properties all set on a       The staff treated him like a King and he even had his sun glasses
     kilometre of private beach overlooking the Arabian Gulf. From the       cleaned and face sprayed with Evian by the Butler at the pool.
     family-friendly environment of The Palace and the intimate seclusion    They created a non-alcoholic cocktail especially for him. All that
     of the Residence & Spa, to the romantic ambience of the Arabian         pampering led to him crashing back to reality when he got
     Court - there’s something for everybody throughout this resort.         home though!”
     And most facilities of all three are available to all guests - from     Bev Townend, Agency Sales Executive
     fishing, putting green and floodlit tennis courts, to the pampering
     Health & Beauty Institute, kasbar nightclub and daily KidsOnly club.
                                                                             Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
     At each property you will discover experienced staff who are on hand
     to ensure that everything from small details to life’s most important   or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight
     occasions and are attended to with true Arabian hospitality and a
     gracious attention to detail.




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      ITC pROpERTY
 O W N E R S ’ T R AV E L C L U B
THE CLUb THAT GIVES VILLA OWNERS’ AND fREqUENT
fLYERS TO THE CARIbbEAN AN EASY, COST EffECTIVE
WAY TO bOOk fLIGHTS.
Launched early in 2008, the ITC property Owners’ Travel Club is now an
invaluable resource for a vast number of Caribbean property and yacht
owners purchasing regular flights.

The reasons are simple; the club offers amongst the best airline rates and
availability you will find, specialising in Business and First cabins and
drawing on the vast buying power, expertise and resources of ITC.

A DEDICATED SERVICE;
As a member you are allocated a dedicated phone number with access to a team
of flight specialists, plus access to a password protected members-only website
which will alert you to the latest airline offers and prices.

EXCLUSIVE MEMbER bENEfITS:
•	 Unbeatable airfares and availability in all cabins
•	 A dedicated team of flight experts
•	 Immediate alerts to the latest airline offers
•	 pre-registration for peak period travel
•	 Complimentary 3 day car hire within the British Airways fare
  provided (optional)
•	 Discounted Uk Airport Hotels
•	 Discounted Airport Car parking
•	 In-resort staff representation offering a wealth of Caribbean knowledge
•	 In resort services
•	 Complimentary access to the VIp airport lounges in Barbados,
  St Lucia and Antigua, regardless of the class of travel.
•	 Full ATOL & IATA Financial protection - ATOL 2786 IATA 91202716

TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST;
For more information or to register your interest in joining the club, simply contact
the ITC property Owners’ Travel Club Registration Helpline on;

Tel: 01244 355 305

Alternatively e-mail: propertyownerstravelclub@itc-uk.com
or visit: www.propertyownerstravelclub.co.uk




                                                           ITC CLASSICS SUMMER INSIGHT 2009   35
                             Sandy Lane, Barbados
                            Romance in Paradise - 7 nights
                                                                      Save
                           from £3,105 per person based on £      1788
          L
EXCEpTIONA
                           2 adults sharing a Luxury Ocean



 LASSICS
                          Room. Including transfers, flights,


C
                         daily breakfast, a bottle of Champagne
                        on arrival, one candlelight dinner for two,

      S
     OFFER
                        one catamaran cruise for two and one
                       spa voucher of $100 per person or one
                      round of golf on The Country Club
                     per person with cart.
                     Save up to £1,788 per person


Save                                               Cap Juluca, Anguilla
£285                                               Complimentary Night - Stay 7 nights and pay for only 6.
                                                   From £2,120 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a
                                                   Superior Room, including breakfast, transfers and flights.
                                                   Save up to £285 per person



Save                                               Half Moon, Jamaica
£799
                                                   Complimentary Nights - Stay 14 nights and pay for
                                                   only 7. From £1,332 per person, based on 2 adults
                                                   sharing a Superior Room, including transfers and flights.
                                                   Save up to £799 per person


                                                   East Winds, St Lucia
Save                                               Complimentary Night - Stay 7 nights and pay for
£300                                               only 5. From £1,644 per person, based on 2 adults
                                                   sharing a Superior Room, al- inclusive
                                                   Save up to £480 per person


                                                   Cobblers Cove, Barbados
Save                                               Complimentary Night - Stay 7 nights and pay for only

£285
                                                   6. From £1,830 per person including daily breakfast,
                                                   transfers and flights.
                                                   Save up to £285 per person.


                                                   pelican Hill, California
                                                   Insight Readers Offer - 7 nights from £2,515 per
Save                                               person based on 2 adults sharing a Bungalow Guest
£61                                                Room including transfers and flights.
                                                   Save up to £61 per person.

                                                   Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                   or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight


                                    CARIBBEAN & USA
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      Save
     £510    Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi,
             Spa Resort & Marina, Maldives
             Complimentary Nights - Stay 7 nights and only pay for
             4. From £1,735 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a
             Funa Pavilion, including breakfast, transfers and flights.
             Saving up to £510 per person

      Save   Constance Belle Mare plage, Mauritius
     £595    Complimentary Nights - Stay 14 nights and only pay
             for 7, plus receive an additional discount when you book
             30 or more days prior to arrival. From £1,720 per person
             based on 2 adults sharing a Prestige Room, including
             breakfast, dinner, transfers and flights.
             Saving up to £595 per person

      Save
             Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius
     £1835   Complimentary Nights - Stay 14 nights and only pay
             for 7. From £2,510 per person based on 2 adults sharing
             a superior Luxury Suite Villa, including breakfast, private
             vehicle transfers and flights.
             Saving up to £1835 per person


      Save   Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
     £528
             Complimentary Nights - Stay 10 nights and only pay
             for 7. From £2,020 per person, based on 2 adults sharing
             a superior river view room, including half board, transfers
             and flights.
             Saving up to £528 per person


             The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Bahrain
      Save   Complimentary Night - Stay 5 nights and only pay for

     £699
             4. From £1,102 per person, based on 2 adults sharing
             a Deluxe Room, including full board, private vehicle
             transfers and flights.
             Saving up to £699 per person.


             Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
             Complimentary Night - Stay 4 nights and only pay for
      Save   3. From £1,515 per person, based on 2 adults sharing a

     £435
             Bedouin Suite, including full board, transfers and flights.
             Saving up to £435 per person.




INDIAN OCEAN & MIDDLE EAST
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               Soul travel
               If you’re looking to indulge in a little “me time” this year,
               maybe you should consider a holiday on your own...

               Taking time out of your busy day-to-day life for some travel for your
               soul could be just the tonic you’ve been looking for. Who knows, while
               you’re doing that you might even get your body in fighting fit shape
               too! Or maybe it’s just an escapade in a new and exotic destination
               that strikes a chord with your inner adventurer.

               Whatever your reason for travelling alone, here at ITC Classics we will ensure you receive the perfect
               holiday for you. Relax and know that you are in safe hands, with 24 hour assistance available should
               you require it. We can craft your perfect holiday, making sure that you get the best out of your lone
               travel time, and provide you with some exciting options that will keep you both entertained and
               spiritually renewed.




               PARROT CAY, TURkS AND CAICOS
               THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION fOR SOUL TRAVEL…
               Wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas, it features the region’s best spa as well as haute cuisine
               and is often cited as being one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. Donna Karren even owns his
               own villa on the resort and the hotel itself often plays host to many of the world’s elite. Its popularity
               will come as no surprise once you step onto its soft white sand shores and you will become transfixed
               by its calm and elegant atmosphere.


               Just think of it in simple terms, as a place to rediscover those forgotten rhythms of long days, easy
               nights and the salve of peace. Parrot Cay also attends to guests’ needs at a deeper level, courtesy of
               its COMO Shambhala retreat, where guests can be revived in mind, body and soul.


               In a pavilion overlooking the island’s wetlands, you can practise yoga with the world’s leading teachers
               during dedicated retreat weeks and take advantage of COMO Shambhala’s extensive retreat facilities
               If you are travelling alone this resort comes perfectly equipped to suit your every whim. If you feel like
               socialising - you can, if you’re craving a little solitude - you can find that too.




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                                                                                     Call our     Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                                                                    or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos                       Shanti Anada Maurice, Mauritius                    La Residencia, Mallorca
7 nights in a Garden View Room from              7 nights in a Junior Suite Ocean View from         Complimentary Nights, Stay 7 nights but
£3,090 for a single traveller, including daily   £2,215 for a single traveller, including daily     only pay for 5. From £1,890 for a single
breakfast, private vehicle transfers and         breakfast, transfers and flights.                  traveller, including daily breakfast, private
flights. Saving up to £1,135                     Saving up to £1,325                                vehicle transfers and flights.
                                                                                                    Saving up to £770
The Parrot Cay Spa Package can be added
for a supplement of £3,156 per person.




                                                                                       ITC CLASSICS SUMMER INSIGHT 2009                             39
 Sensational Single Traveller Tours
 We believe that an escorted tour is the perfect way to travel and meet new like minded individuals.
 On anyone of the three fabulous tours we can arrange for single travelers, you will be treated to a very
 special holiday experience, as we understand that not everyone enjoys travelling alone, so have developed
 an exciting alternative...
                                                Berlin 6 - 9 September 2009
                                                20 years since the fall of the Berlin wall and its reunification, this city
                                                really has grown into an exciting and vibrant place to visit.
                                                Berlin offers everything from irresistible shopping, museums and
                                                stunning parks, to diverse architecture and great music. In the words of
                                                David Bowie “Berlin is the greatest cultural extravaganza that one
                                                could imagine!”
                                                Enjoy a four day break in Berlin, with three night’s accommodation in a
                                                five star hotel in a double room with sole occupancy. Flights, transfers,
                                                a tour escort and half day tour of Berlin are also included.
                                                From £985

                                                Cyprus 4 - 9 October 2009
                                                It is hard not to fall in love with this beautiful island. After all, it was
                                                the birthplace of the Greek goddess of love herself, Aphrodite. A
                                                land with over 9,000 years of history, it is also often cited as being
                                                one of the most attractive destinations in the east Mediterranean.
                                                It also boasts some of the finest hotels, beaches, mountains, most
                                                welcoming people and beautiful coastlines.
                                                With our escorted trip you could ever treat yourself to some of the
                                                islands famed Spa treatments, as one of the hotels you will stay in is
                                                renowned worldwide for its fabulous spa!
                                                Discover Cyprus on a five night trip, staying in a double room with
                                                sole occupancy. Flights, transfers and a tour escort are also included.
                                                From £1,295

                                                Cuba 20 - 31 January 2010
                                                Not only is Cuba the largest island in the Caribbean it is also one of
                                                the most fascinating and exciting. It has a strong historical background
                                                and magnificent beauty. You will discover its coastline full of pristine
                                                white sand beaches and it interiors verdant in their scenery.
                                                Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Cuba also has a spectacular musical
                                                and dance tradition, which is a key part of its very distinctive
                                                and rich culture.
                                                A holiday of two halves is to be found on this trip, from a stay in
                                                Cuba’s capital Havana, a beautiful aged city with a lively nightlife,
                                                to a more relaxed break by Cuba’s stunning shore.
                                                Indulge in an 11 night break in Cuba with 4 nights in Havana and
                                                7 nights in Guardalavaca in Cuba’s 5 star All Inclusive adult only
                                                Paradisus Rio De Oro Hotel. Flights, transfers and a tour escort
                                                are also included.
                                                From £2,985


                                                Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
                                                or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/solo




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                                                                                Reader
                                                                                 Offer
                                                                                  Peter Island,
                                                                                  British Virgin
                                                                                     Islands
                                                                                    Complimentary Nights:
                                                                               Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5.
                                                                                From £2,025 per person based
                                                                                 on 2 adults sharing an Ocean
                                                                               View Room, including full board,
                                                                              transfers and flights. Saving up to
                                                                                       £590 per person.




                                 Here comes the sun...
                                “The sunset at The Loop at            The accommodation here is nothing short of luxurious and
                                Peter Island is one of the most       eclectic, ranging from Ocean View Rooms to the Falcon’s Nest
                                magical memories I have. Every        a villa that can comfortably accommodate up to 12 adults.
                                day guests are invited to enjoy a     For smaller parties the newly formed Hawks Nest has three
                                trip to the far side of the island    bedrooms, private sundeck and plunge pool to lounge beside.
to watch the sun set. We arrived at the overlook just before
                                                                      Despite the allure of utter inactivity, guests can enjoy an array of
dusk, ate hors d’oeuvres and sipped champagne, but what
                                                                      water sports or choose from a beachfront fitness studio, tennis,
really grabbed me was the beauty of the sunlight glistening off
                                                                      cycling or walking. If you want more from island life then staff will
the water, with St. John’s and Norman Island looming in the
                                                                      be happy to arrange private boat charters to surrounding islands,
distance. I’d love to do it again someday!”
                                                                      deep-sea fishing or scuba diving.
Tara Taylor, Brand Development Manager
                                                                      Back on land you can always enjoy a romantic gourmet picnic
Peter Island, in the British Virgin Islands has for many years been   on one of the resort’s most remote beaches, a perfect outing for
synonymous with Caribbean elegance. Edged by the expanses
                                                                      the true enjoyment of the sand, sea and sun.
of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Sir Frances Drake Channel
and six breathtaking bays, it has more than earned its regular
place amongst the official list of Condé Nast Traveller Magazine’s    Call our Holiday Creatorson 01244 355 611
“best places to stay in the world”.                                   or visit www.itcclassics.co.uk/insight




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                                                          A Family Affair
                                                          The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Barbados primarily a couples-
                                                          oriented property, renowned for its elegance and exceptional
                                                          beach front location, where each of its deluxe guestrooms directly,
                                                          tantalizingly face the ocean.

                                                          Children of all ages are welcome from April 1st through to October
                                                          31st, it is in the winter (1st November through to March 30th) that
                                                          only children of thirteen and upwards are allowed!

                                                          Children are treated like royalty, with children 4 years and under
                                                          offered complimentary daily activities like race days along with the
                                                          ever popular hotel treasure hunt. Children aged 4 -17 will love the vast
                                                          array of activities at their disposal from kayaking, movie nights with a
                                                          special late night viewing for teens, to an island heritage swim camp
                                                          and much more.

                                                          Often described as ‘The Jewel in the Crown of Barbados’, families can
                                                          head to this elegant retreat and enjoy award winning amenities that
                                                          include, tennis, sailing, water skiing and the eleven acre estate of lush
                                                          tropical gardens for this stunning 72 room intimate resort.



                                                          Why go Now
                                                          This summer, families that book two rooms will also receive
                                                          the second room at half price and are guaranteed that it will be
                                                          inter-connecting, if travelling with children under 10. Another



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