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No Time to Plan Your Eid Vacay? Here Are 2 Wonderful Last-Minute Travel Ideas

Whether you want to relax and unwind with your family or feel the need to focus on yourself, here are two last minute Eid getaway ideas.

If you’re looking a far-flung hotpot, let's say an island paradise with verdant greenery, turquoise waters and white sands, we’ve got you covered. Our pick is the ideal place for bonding with the whole family, thanks to all the exciting activities on offer.

But also, if you’re leaning towards a “me time” trip, whether you’re alone or with your best chicas, our choice focuses on recharging your batteries, wellbeing, and getting you into tip-top shape.

So hang on for the ride!

The Ultimate Family Adventure: Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Cheval Blanc Randheli, an intimate and contemporary Maldivian paradise, makes for a perfect family playground this Eid. With a wide variety of activities and programmes, the 46-villa Maison, located in the pristine Noonu Atoll, has something for every member in the family, from the young to the young-at-heart. With five restaurants and four bars, the haven has many activities designed for the whole family to enjoy together while delving into the island’s lush vegetation and lagoon views. Check it out:

For foodies:
Whether it’s making pizzas, smoothies or macarons, kids’ culinary skills will blossom during the hands-on interactive workshops on offer. Plus, the Maison’s chefs are ready to tailor a lesson completely to each participant’s taste buds and host private in-kitchen lessons. Families can also learn how chefs prepare freshly caught fish, some caught by the kids themselves, as well as other local and classic favourites, before indulging in a feet-in-the-sand beach barbecue and picnic with unparalleled views of the Maldivian sunset.

For action lovers:
Guests can let out that inner commando at Maakurandhoo Jungle Bootcamp, which takes place in the beautiful jungle setting of Maakurandhoo Island. The Maison’s personal trainer tests every muscle in workouts on the beach and nature survival walks. There’s also the fun-filled Family Olympic Games, which gets the whole family moving together with games like Pop my Balloon and Tug-of-War. You can also try the family team training or beach obstacle courses. Teens can discover their own programme of fun at Le Paddock, with daily activities such as French Bowls or Table Tennis Challenges.

For wellness seekers:
The Cheval Blanc Spa, situated on its own private island, welcomes children to discover tailored treatments, whether alone or alongside a parent during Mother-Daughter rituals or Father-Son treatments. From mini Guerlain facials to mini mani-pedis, it’s all about creative family bonding and one-of-a-kind spa and relaxation rituals.

For sea enthusiasts:
Every year, the Maison welcomes a marine biologist extraordinaire to show guests the magic of the underwater world of the Noonu Atoll during snorkel and dive safaris and interactive lectures. Kids can also learn new skills like fishing. Other water-based activities include a family jet-ski adventure and adrenaline-filled pursuits for teenagers.

A Girls Only Trip : Grace Belgravia, London

Grace Belgravia, a world-class women's-only members health club in one of London’s best areas, offers the ultimate tools to renew mind, body and soul. The beautifully lit, calming sanctuary, conveniently located a stone’s throw from Harrods and other renowned stores, has a number of specialist treatments and packages you can indulge in during Eid. Knowing that empowered women feel they should first invest in themselves to thrive, the club is inviting travellers from the GCC to make the most of its award- winning portfolio, including a state-of-the-art gym, spa and health clinic, with a range of summer and overseas membership packages. Here are some of the tailor-made experiences:

For glowing skin:
One of the options you can try to help that summer glow last all the way through autumn is a visit to The Peel Boutique, which offers 20-minute clean, non-toxic medical-grade peels using Lactic Acid to provide non-irritating rejuvenation to skin. Margy’s Monte Carlo’s transformative treatments using pure biotechnical ingredients based on collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamins A & E and soy protein are noteworthy too. There’s also JK7, a purely holistic experience, using natural ingredients to renew and transform the skin in tune with nature.

Results for life:
After a complimentary consultation to create a bespoke treatment plan, The Grace Laser Clinic provides the latest technology driven treatments. Thread vein removal for anti-ageing cures, treatments for stubborn fat loss and skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, which encourage the production of new cells for smoother, plumper and younger looking skin, are also available. Guests can also benefit from the PRP Facials and Meso Peels by internationally renowned dermatologist Dr. Rabia Malik. The Zone Facelift by Ziggie Bergman, the beauty expert celebrities turn to, results in naturally firmer, younger looking skin via non-invasive techniques.

Happy gut:
Intravenous vitamin drips ensure clients absorb 100 percent of the vitamins, minerals and amino acids they take in, helping to boost energy and radiance. Additionally, The Grace Detoxifying Massage fights fluid retention and indigestion, a common side effect of flying. There’s also the Colonic Hydrotherapy, an effective detox to address bloating and an unhappy gut caused by unfamiliar foods, not to mention must-try delicious and healthy cuisine !

So, did you start packing your bags or what?

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