Long Weekend Getaways
If you haven’t booked a trip as yet, there’s still time to do so. Pick from one of these three stunning family-friendly escapes
Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland
Pregnancy-friendly spa treatments. That sentence itself is good enough to lure most pregnant women in. Consider this hotel (pictured here) in Northern Ireland for a quick baby-moon escape with your husband. The refurbished five-star hotel stands on the forested slopes of the Hollywood hills, overlooking Belfast Lough and County Antrim coastline. At the spa, women can try the 50-minutes Yummy Mummy treatment comprising a back exfoliation, followed by a soothing body and scalp massage, and/or the lighter legs treatment to soothe tired, swollen and aching legs. The hotel is within close proximity to the city centre, and the hotel’s 12-acre gardens and woodland make for great escape once you have pampered yourself.
From Dhs330-590 for the treatments. Visit hastingshotels.com
Samujana, Koh Samui
Perched hillside in Koh Samui is this lavish resort that comprises 24 villas between one to eight bedrooms, all overlooking a coral cove. Families can enjoy activities such as sailing, a DJ masterclass for teenagers, arts and crafts, Muay Thai, yoga and so much more. Your children can learn all about Thai culture, language, music and the traditional dance. Free childcare services are on offer, for when adults want to escape to the nearby 18-hole PGA golf course at Santiburi Samui Country Club. And to top it all off, kids stay and dine free of charge (for children below 12 years of age).
Details: Terms and Conditions apply. Visit the website for more information, samujana.com
Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris
This lavish hotel has just launched their Baby Spa and it’s the most adorable service for mothers with newborns. The onsite nurse Nathalie is offering babies a unique Thalasso therapy bath experience which includes a two-step treatment to calm both the mother and baby’s nervous systems. Babies are gently placed in 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit water bath and rocked under a warm water jet. Once the bath is complete, babies and moms enjoy a relaxing massage together.
The treatment is priced at Dhs1,220. Visit leroyalmonceau.com for more information