x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Enjoy a change of pace with one of these travel deals

This week's selection of tempting holidays include a luxury break in New Zealand and a tour of beautiful Croatia by bicycle.

The vitality pool in 'The Rainforest', a hydrothermal circuit at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi resort in Ras Al Khaimah.
The vitality pool in 'The Rainforest', a hydrothermal circuit at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi resort in Ras Al Khaimah.

Ras Al Khaimah

Banyan Tree Al Wadi has a Ramadan package that includes a half-board stay in a villa, a 60-minute "Rainforest Experience" session at the Hydrotherapy Spa for two; breakfast; a choice of lunch or dinner in Al Waha restaurant or Sands restaurant, a discount of 30 per cent on spa treatments and complimentary access to the Kids Club. Prices start at Dh1,535 per night, based on two sharing, for stays in Al Rimal or the beachfront pool villas. The offer is valid through August. Call 07 2067605 for more information and to book.

New Zealand

Enjoy many spectacular settings with the "Ultimate New Zealand" nine-night package that includes three nights in three different luxury resorts. Each stay also includes one activity for two people. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs includes a 50-minute massage or a guided fishing excursion to a private beach (after the two-hour trip, the chef will prepare your catch for the evening meal). At the Farm at Cape Kidnappers, enjoy either the "Kiwi Discovery Walk" with an experienced wildlife preservation team or a guided quad-bike tour around the Farm's 2,000-hectare estate. Matakauri Lodge offers a cruise aboard a 100-year-old steamer on Lake Wakatipu (with transfers) or a ride in a jet boat through the dramatic and narrow canyons of the Shotover River. The entire package costs from NZ$8,000 (Dh25,900) per person, including breakfast, lunch or dinner, pre-dinner beverages and taxes. International airfares and local transport are not included. For more information, visit www.eliteresortsofasiapacific.com.


Explore the Dalmatian Coast on wheels on this eight-day trip to Croatia. Starting in Split and finishing in Dubrovnik, you'll cycle through the islands of Hvar and Korcula, taking in a variety of sights including seaside villages, medieval walled towns and quiet pebble bays, all set against a beautiful backdrop of pine forests and mountains. At the end of the tour, you'll have a couple of nights to explore the historic port of Dubrovnik. The eight-day trip costs from £789 (Dh4,760) per person, including accommodation, some meals, vehicle support and local transport. International airfares are not included. Visit www.exodus.co.uk for more details.

Austria and the Netherlands

Plan a break in Austria with Emirates' special Ramadan and Eid packages. Stay four nights at the Grand Spa Resort A-Rosa Kitzbuhel, located in the Tyrolean Mountains, for the price of three. The offer costs from Dh7,500 per person, half-board, based on two sharing, and includes return economy class flights, transfers and taxes. Or try the Netherlands: the three-night package for the price of two starts from Dh6,440 per person and includes accommodation at the Sofitel Legend in Amsterdam, based on two sharing with return airfare, breakfast, transfers and taxes. The offers are valid until September 30. Call 800 5252 or visit www.emiratesholidays.com.