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We love staying with the Chatrium brand who are known for their modern and luxurious serviced apartments and impeccable service.  During our recent trip to Niseko we booked one of the two bedroom suites at their snowy location, Chatrium Niseko, and enjoyed optimal location, friendly service, and five star facilities during our family holiday.  The spacious suites feature two large bedrooms and bathrooms, an open lounge and dining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen.  We loved the private balcony complete with direct views of Mt Yotei, and being within close proximity to Niseko’s main town and ski lifts.  You’ll find a variety of food trucks, local restaurants, and stylish boutiques right on the front step and a free shuttle escorts guests straight to the mountain for world class skiing and snowboarding.  Chatrium also includes underground parking for all guests, ski lockers for each suite, and Michelin star dining on-site.  Grab a coffee each morning in the cozy cafe and stop by the inviting bar for an apres ski cocktail after a long day on the slopes.  We highly recommend this property for families or groups who value space, location, and service while staying in Niseko.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

February 9, 2024 0 comment
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Niseko Hanazono Resort is the ideal mountain for families visiting the world renowned ski destination.  We loved that there were trails for all ages, easy beginner slopes for little ones just starting out, and fun activities for kids outside of skiing and snowboarding.  Stay at the luxurious Park Hyatt where you’ll have direct access to the mountain.  Guests can choose from the sleek and modern gondola which is accessible without skis or the hooded ski lift which takes you to the top of the mountain for spectacular views and a long and fun ride down.  Beginners can hone their skills on the magic carpet and children can sign up for ski school or private lessons which include lunch at the fun filled Galaxy of Kidz.  Our children also loved partaking in snow tubing, playing in the indoor playground and toddler friendly ball pit.  Adventurous children can sign up for a wall climbing session where the engaging team will guide them through a challenging and exciting climb on a variety of courses.  Hanazono currently have a collaboration with Louis Vuitton where you can snap memories beside the monogrammed tents and decorated gondolas as well as shop in the exclusive pop-up shop.  A must visit spot for avid skiers and families visiting Niseko this winter.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

February 9, 2024 0 comment
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Mercure Sapporo is the ideal jumping off point for visiting the buzzing Hokkaido city.  Just a short walk from sights, restaurants, and the famous Odori park you’ll be spoilt with choice with things to do and places to eat.  The clean and modern hotel boasts spacious guest rooms, spectacular mountain views, and delicious dining options.  The breakfast buffet was a huge highlight every morning featuring both mouthwatering authentic Japanese specialities and child friendly western options.  Parking is available on site or you can choose from the plethora of transport options to explore Sapporo and beyond.  Many of Hokkaido’s world famous ski destinations are just a bus journey away so you can enjoy the best of ski and city life while visiting Sapporo.  The team at Mercure Sapporo consistently go out of their way to assist with arrangements and reservations and local tips to ensure guests have a stay to remember.  We can’t wait to return to one of our favourite cities in Japan for our next stay.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

February 7, 2024 0 comment
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Sapporo is one of our favorite cities in Japan. Not too touristy, friendly locals, amazing Japanese food, one of the best seafood markets, beautiful parks, and a fun snowy scene in the winter months. Wyndham Garden Sapporo Odori is perfectly located beside all the shops, local eats, and must see sights. The friendly and accommodating staff are always on hand to help plan the ideal stay and we couldn’t get enough of their mouthwatering breakfast buffets and complimentary hot cocoa and soft serve ice cream.  Meet friends for happy hour at the cozy lobby before heading out to explore all the surrounding local eateries.  Book for your next snowy city getaway with Wyndham with your family or friends for a trip to remember.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

February 2, 2024 0 comment
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Located in Hokkaido’s picturesque onsen town, Jozankei, Chalet Ivy boasts luxury and charm for a relaxing getaway.  We loved the modern and stylish property seeped in Japanese tradition located beside Jozankei’s stunning riverside.  The decadent suites boast spacious lounges and traditional tatami sleeping areas alongside unparalleled views and a healing private onsen.  The hotel’s five star amenities include both indoor and outdoor public onsens, a fully equipped gym, sleek open lounge complete with complimentary local snacks and drinks, and a cozy bar where you can enjoy wine with a view.  The in house restaurant, Zui, is a must for Japanese fine dining using Hokkaido’s best ingredients and we loved the sumptuous Japanese breakfast spread each morning.  Service is friendly and meticulous ensuring guests have a seamless and luxurious stay.  The optimal location is only an hour outside of Sapporo and near all the local sights ensuring an entertaining stay. A perfect choice for romantic getaways or quiet family holidays in beautiful Hokkaido.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

January 19, 2024 0 comment
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Hoshino Resort’s TOMAMU has always been one of our family’s favourite winter destinations.  Located in picturesque Hokkaido, the sprawling five star property boasts world class facilities, delicious and varied dining options, incredible slopes and ski lessons, as well as a plethora of activities to suit all ages.

We stayed in Risonare, the resort’s all suites tower where guests will be treated to a spacious room ideal for families.  We loved the incredible jacuzzi bath with snowy views and gigantic bedrooms and separate lounge.  We could choose from several buffet breakfasts to start our day ranging from gourmet traditional Japanese options to local seafood and classic western.  Our children couldn’t get enough of all the fun activities from swimming in Mina-Mina Beach, Japan’s largest indoor wave pool, to quad bike rides through the stunning scenery, private ski lessons on the adventurous slopes and even a visit to Hoshino’s spectacular Ice Village.

Boasting over 20 restaurants in TOMAMU we loved sampling all the different buffets, local specialities, and even a classic Hokkaido soup curry.  Families will love grilling together at the Jingisukan at Hokkaido Jingisukan KING and Hotalu Street is a fun ski in ski out spot for foodies.  Take the gondola up to the top of the mountain to enjoy a scenic Cloud Walk, admire the Forest of Frost Tree and sample the cloud themed cafe beverages and treats at Kumo Cafe.

We love that Hoshino Resort’s TOMAMU is suitable for all ages and offers winter fun even if you aren’t an avid skier.  If you’re looking for a family friendly winter destination at the heart of Japan’s Hokkaido it’s hard to beat this incredible option.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

December 29, 2023 0 comment
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Asahikawa, located on the picturesque island of Hokkaido, is an amazing winter family destination. Known for its famous Asahiyama Zoo, you’ll have a one of a kind experience visiting polar bears, penguins, and seals in snowy conditions.  We loved staying at OMO7 during our trip and making ourselves at home in the cozy property.  The welcoming staff and interactive lobby area ensures guests have everything they need from a plethora of amenities to a relaxing reading nook and even their QR powered Go Kinjo Map to find the best local hot spots.  If you’re travelling with children or love a zoo theme make sure to check out OMO’s animal dedicated guestrooms.  We were lucky enough to book the Polar Bear Room which was modern, comfortable, and perfectly decorated down to every detail.  Foodie experiences are a must in Asahikawa starting with OMO7’s mouthwatering breakfast buffet.  You can take a tour with an Omo Ranger who will give you tips on all the best eats and historic streets or where to sample the city’s famous ramen and yakitori.  Don’t miss their evening Shime Parfait which was just as impressive in display as it was in taste. After a long day visit the hotel’s traditional Japanese bath for a cultural and tranquil way to end the day.  A perfect city getaway all year round. 

 

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

December 18, 2023 0 comment
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We began the festive season with a memorable family getaway thanks to Intercontinental Osaka.  The luxurious hotel set at the heart of the city is the ideal jumping off point for exploring foodie spots, iconic streets, the historic Osaka Castle, and even easy train links to nearby Nara and Kyoto.  We loved our sprawling two bedroom suite complete with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious lounge, dining room and kitchen, and spectacular city views.  We had plenty of space for a family of four and the and amenities made travelling with children that much easier.   Other five star facilities included a state of the art fitness center, spa and indoor pool, and mouthwatering dining outlets.  We loved the sprawling breakfast buffet each morning complete with traditional Japanese options, delectable pastries, and made to order eggs.  Service was impeccable throughout our stay and we enjoyed the personal touches that ensured our family felt right at home.  An amazing choice for your family‘s next trip to Osaka.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Luxury Travel Advisor specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

December 4, 2023 0 comment
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Visit Osaka with voco Osaka.  The friendly and modern boutique property is ideal for travellers looking for luxurious accommodation, five star service, and optimal location at the heart of the city.  We loved the welcoming lobby complete with stylish interiors, a cozy coffee lounge, and delicious restaurant serving a menu brimming with fresh local produce.  The mouthwatering breakfast with both Japanese and western specialities was one of the highlights of our stay and the convenient location ensured we had easy access to all of the city’s most famous sights and festive displays.  As a family of four voco’s comfortable and luxe connecting rooms were a perfect fit.  We couldn’t get enough of the city views, sumptuous beds, and welcome details.  The staff were consistently on hand to help with recommendations, reservations, and local transport.  A focus on eco-friendly procedures throughout the hotel didn’t go unnoticed as well as additions that brought Japanese culture and tradition to the forefront of our stay. We felt right at home throughout our time in Osaka and throughly enjoyed the personal boutique property.

Contact me at [email protected] if you’re looking to create a custom itinerary for you and your family.  I am a fully qualified Independent Travel Agent specializing in luxury family travel and am here to help you create your dream vacation.

 

December 1, 2023 0 comment
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Our second visit to Reethi Faru and it’s just as stunning as we remember.  Last time River was only two and we still remembered it fondly as one of the most beautiful islands we’d ever seen. The rustic and comfortable villas are great for families and couples and we enjoyed having a private jacuzzi just steps from the crystal clear ocean.  Besides snorkelling and kayaking in the pristine ocean and exploring the abundant house reef, we enjoyed lazy days poolside and at the beach, the variety of tropical bars and delicious restaurants and walking around the idyllic scene.  The 24 hour overwater restaurant is an amazing spot to enjoy mouthwatering fare and incredible views, and Reethi Grill serves insanely fresh seafood and spicy Indian tandoori.  Magical moments included spotting a turtle just as we finished lunch, a huge pod of dolphins swimming by during a leisurely morning at the beach, a sky full of constellations as we dined overwater under the moonlight, and vibrant sunsets that magically lit up the entire sky. An ideal choice for families and couples looking for a welcoming and picturesque island for an unforgettable Maldives getaway.

 

No trip to the Maldives is complete without an epic seaplane ride and Trans Maldivian Airways offers the best service in the islands. Reethi Faru Resort is accessible by a seaplane journey from Male where the friendly and welcoming Trans Maldivian Airways pilots and staff will ensure you have a safe and memorable journey. TMA as the World’s Largest Seaplane Operator with a fleet of 62 DHC-6 Twin Otters, flying to over 80 resorts in the Maldives. Our children are enthralled by every water take off and landing. You don’t get more island vibes than arriving at your resort in the comfort of a seaplane. Thanks to Trans Maldivian Airways for always giving us the best views from above.

 

October 20, 2023 0 comment
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