Travel news: New family villa escape in Maldives

New family villa escape in Maldives Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas’ newest residence is now open. The 1,050-square-metre, three-bedroom, beach pool residence is ideal for families, and features an infinity pool and a connection to an adjoining beach pool villa (offering visitors a fourth bedroom option). Anantara Spa treatments can be taken in the privacy of […]

New family villa escape in Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas’ newest residence is now open. The 1,050-square-metre, three-bedroom, beach pool residence is ideal for families, and features an infinity pool and a connection to an adjoining beach pool villa (offering visitors a fourth bedroom option). Anantara Spa treatments can be taken in the privacy of the residence, while the central villa living area features a full multimedia suite. The residence can accommodate up to six adults and six children, and offers two dining pavilions. Residences cost from US$10,890 (Dh40,001) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit www.kihavah-maldives.anantara.com

Travel for a cause with Bhutan trek

Add a conscience to your globetrotting on a charity challenge to Bhutan with the UAE-based Gulf for Good. The Land of the Thunder Dragon challenge sees participants embark on a demanding seven-day trek. Individuals have to raise their own sponsorship, with 50 per cent of proceeds going to EcoFarm Home, an orphanage near Kathmandu, Nepal. The journey starts in Kathmandu, before a flight to Paro, Bhutan, where the trekking begins. Treks will take up to nine hours per day, reaching an altitude of 3,650 metres. Stops on the itinerary include Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha and Thimphu, ending with a visit to EcoFarm back in Kathmandu. Gulf for Good is offering participants free fitness sessions in Dubai ahead of the trip, which runs from April 15 to 23. Sponsorship is a minimum of Dh19,000 per person, with a Dh2,500 non-refundable, non-transferable fee. For more information, visit www.gulf4good.org

Book a staycation at Al Raha Beach Hotel

Grab the family for a weekend away at Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi. With the Weekend Getaway package, GCC residents will receive a one-night stay for two adults and two children – ages 6 and below – in a deluxe guest room, plus a buffet breakfast at Sevilla. Also included is a 40-minute activity, such as kayaking, snorkelling and boating, plus a 20 per cent discount on food and drinks, and treatments at the Body & Soul spa. Prices start from Dh695 per night, including taxes. For more information visit, www.alrahabeach.danathotels.com

Lounge around with British Airways

Travellers flying first class on British Airways from Dubai International Airport now have access to the new Concorde Bar, part of the airline’s new lounge on Concourse D. The area provides a private environment in which to unwind before boarding a flight. This is British Airways’ second Concorde Bar – the first opened late last year in Singapore. For more information, visit www.ba.com

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