At Turquoise, we have been giving honeymooners the answer to their dream holiday for almost 15 years, but with a sharp rise in the demand for destination celebration holidays, the red carpet treatment is now being rolled out to those celebrating many other type of life event from engagements to babies, and special birthdays, anniversaries and retirements.
We are launching special occasion holidays for 2016, with a promise to go that extra step from the moment of booking until long after the guests have returned home. Guests can choose to celebrate the start of their holiday with a glass of champagne in the comfort of the airport’s VIP lounge upon departure.
Here’s our top ten tips for a holiday to mark a special celebration:
While romance takes top billing, most couples like to keep their powder dry for the main event, so the Caribbean is a popular holiday choice with newly engaged couples or even those planning to pop the question. Turquoise loves adults only Ti Kaye in St Lucia, with its 33 gingerbread style cottages where gourmet wining and dining needs no excuse at all, and Petit St Vincent in the Grenadines is unrivalled for unbridled passion.
The Ultimate Honeymoon
The Maldives is the number one choice for our honeymooners, we suggest Six Senses Laamu, famous for its rich coral reef and jungle cinema complete with chilled champagne and popcorn. At the southern end of the Maldivian Archipelago on virtually unchartered Laamu atoll, this is one of the region’s most iconic luxury resorts. It guards the entrance to a beautiful lagoon over which the Lagoon Water Villas are perched, complete with a sunken glass overwater bath, outdoor rainwater shower and treetop deck perfect for drinking in the equatorial sunsets.
Mauritius for Mum, Dad and Baby! The Heritage Le Telfair Mauritius is indisputably the most baby friendly resort in the Indian Ocean with a 0-4 baby club, every possible convenience and thoughtful comfort that a new mother could hope for or need. Furthermore getting there is a cinch with easy overnight flights from the UK and the resort’s team of personal butlers ensure that Mum and Dad barely have to lift a finger. With a delightful safe culture, colonial charm and strong family spirit, Mauritian hospitality is best described as comfortably exotic – ideal for a first family holiday.
Take a Jungle & Beach Adventure! Borneo ranks as the 18th biggest island in the world, and surely nowhere does jungle adventure and beach as well as this lush rainforest Malaysian island – the perfect combination to suit all adults, young and mature alike. Trek through the jungle, canoe down the river, camp on a floating island and finish it off with a few days’ chilling out on a nature island.
Crystal Wedding Anniversary
Take the family on Safari! Fifteen years of marriage might not be heralded as the most obvious of special celebrations, but in this day and age it is quite a milestone, and the chances are you will have children entering their teenage years. The days of bucket-and-spade holidays are over and early teenage curiosity about the natural world is aroused, so what better time to enjoy a family safari in Africa.
Silver Wedding Anniversary
Discover Australia and New Zealand. Australia has a rich history in silver mining and now that your little birds have flown the nest, at last you will have the chance to explore this magnificent country, from the extraordinary beauty of the Great Barrier Reef to the wilds of Tasmania. Or head to New Zealand for a Turquoise favourite – campervanning through The South Island before relaxing in the Beach Houses of The North Island.
Pearl Wedding Anniversary
The Islands of Tahiti! This corner of paradise with its sparkling marine rich waters, pristine white sand beaches and coral cays surrounded by lush green peaks is not just for honeymooners. If the Isle of Wight was your honeymoon of choice 60 years ago, now’s the time to splash out with an overwater villa at Le Taha’a Island Resort, not forgetting to take home a beautiful Tahitian pearl as a memento.
Now it’s time to go Round-the-World. Finally with no limit on time and some cash to splash, a customised round the world trip beckons. Head east to New Zealand via New York and the South Pacific, or west via South Africa, Hong Kong and Australia. The world is your oyster and the only limit is your imagination.
Cruise through the South Pacific on Aranui V. A cruise, yes, but not as you know it. This is the cargo ship that for decades has been taking essential supplies to the remote outer islands of the Marquesas. Embark on a voyage like no other from Tahiti to Bora Bora on the newly commissioned Aranui V, which takes to the seas in early 2016, with all-Polynesian crew and expert lecturers. For ten days you will be part of the only lifeline to the remotest archipelago in the world. Enjoy superb food, luxury cabins, a swimming pool and massage.
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