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Half Term Holidays

The dilemma facing us all once our children reach primary school age: where on earth to go on a family holiday without paying the earth.  With a little know-how, imagination and help from the Turquoise experts you can still enjoy a quality holiday without impacting on term time - whether planning ahead or booking a last minute half term break. While flights to many popular family destinations sell out fast or command high prices the moment school holidays start, you don't have to spread your horizons too far and wide to find great value elsewhere.  We love South East Asia’s resorts with spacious villa accommodation and a line-up of adventures and activities to challenge the most demanding of young minds. Some of our favourite Indian Ocean resorts run sport-filled weeks and kids clubs during the school holidays so mum and dad can enjoy the golf, spa, beach and pool. 

Africa ticks all the right boxes and if on your family holiday you all love to explore and learn, with the advantage of no jet lag and choice of safari, beach or the unbeatable combination of both.  Even the ever-popular Caribbean has hidden gems.  Don’t follow the crowds - book with Turquoise and discover why we are the UK's leading long haul family holiday specialist.  Our indestructible and family friendly shop in South West London is open on Saturdays so make it a family outing to come and find out half term holiday deals on offer.

Where to go during the school holidays

Our Top Half Term Holidays

  • One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius

    This elegant grande-dame of Mauritius nestles serenely on its own private peninsula on the country’s north-east coast, with a white sand beach on one side and a sheltered lagoon on the other. Immortalised in Bernadin de Saint Pierre’s novel ‘Paul et Virginie’, the peninsula is close to the site of the historic Le Saint Géran shipwreck. Under the calm sway of countless coconut palms, One&Only Le Saint Géran’s 60 acres of glorious grounds encompass beautiful tropical gardens which sweep right down to the ocean’s edge.

  • South Africa & Mauritius: Safari Beach in Style

    From your chic and spacious lodge, experience the thrills of game spotting Africa’s Big Five in the lush forests and rolling plains of Madikwe game reserve, followed by dinner in the bush or pampering in the spaon this multi centre honeymoon to remember.

  • Classic Australia

    Combine a few days in Sydney with a taste of the outback with draw-dropping views of Uluru from Longitude 131, add a touch of luxury in the rainforest before the ultimate finish on Lizard Island, bang on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Family Adventure Downunder

    A wonderfully stimulating family adventure through the vast wilderness of Australia’s north. Explore Kakadu and Nitlimuk (Katherine) National Parks by campervan, discover the wilds of Queensland’s rainforest, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and sail around Sydney’s world famous harbour.

  • Surf, Sand & Sea

    This adventurous honeymoon takes in the bright lights of Brisbane, the surf lifestyle in Noosa and then ups the ante with a very exclusive experience on Fraser Island. Finally, end your time with a stylish at qualia on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays islands, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Vahine Island, Tahiti

Just a stone’s throw from the island of Taha’a, in Tahiti’s idyllic Society Islands, this barefoot luxury escape hugs the white sands and coconut groves of Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) at the edge of a picture perfect turquoise lagoon. A scenic boat ride from nearby Raiatea, Vahine Island is an intimate hideaway for only a handful of guests in its 9 heavenly villas, 3 of which sit over the lagoon on stilts.  This is paradise found!

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Vahine Island, Tahiti

Just a stone’s throw from the island of Taha’a, in Tahiti’s idyllic Society Islands, this barefoot luxury escape hugs the white sands and coconut groves of Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) at the edge of a picture perfect turquoise lagoon. A scenic boat ride from nearby Raiatea, Vahine Island is an intimate hideaway for only a handful of guests in its 9 heavenly villas, 3 of which sit over the lagoon on stilts.  This is paradise found!