Hop To It! Easter Activities And Enticing Offers Abound At One & Only Resorts

By Philip Odiakose
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One&Only , the award-winning collection of ultra-luxury resorts, is celebrating Easter and the arrival of the spring season with a variety of activities and unique offers across the nine-resort collection set in some of the most beautiful locations. From complimentary nights, exclusive dining experiences, exciting activities and complimentary yacht transfers, guests of One&Only can indulge in a choice of memorable offers at One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Palmilla in Mexico; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Hayman Island on the Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains in Australia.

In a city of unmatched extravagance, two of Dubai’s most iconic resorts, One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm , are celebrating Easter with a seasonal showcase of the best of the Middle East. At One&Only Royal Mirage, where genuine care and hospitality blend with fantasy and traditional Arabia, guests can join the Easter Fun Fair and participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, Camel and Pony Rides as well as exciting games, and a family lunch.

One&Only The Palm, the most intimate beachfront oasis just moments away from the energy and excitement of Dubai, combines a Bubbly Easter Afternoon Tea in The Lounge with a unique Easter Seafood Menu and live performances at 101 Dining Lounge. Guests can enjoy a savings of 20% on the best available rates for a minimum of five nights booked, including breakfast for two at both resorts. This exclusive offer is available now and valid for travel until 6 January 2017.*

Graced by the clear water of Mauritius’ north-eastern coast, One&Only Le Saint Géran is nestled peacefully on a secluded peninsula. The resort welcomes guests into a garden paradise of friendly calm and easy luxury. For the Easter holiday, the resort’s incomparable KidsOnly club will offer an Egg hunt, petting zoo, mini quad tour, pony rides, water bubble rides, and Easter Bunny Banana Rides. The acclaimed KidsOnly programme also features exhilarating water sports, the nine-hole Gary Player golf course and a host of local activities and excursions. Guests booking Junior Suites, Junior Suite Beach Front, Ocean Suites or a Family Two Room Ocean Suites will receive 40% savings on the best available rate and complimentary half board to enjoy stylish dining experiences. This offer is valid until 16 December 2016.*

Africa’s most spectacular urban resort, One&Only Cape Town is ideally located in the stunning Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This Easter, One&Only Cape Town is offering an exciting variety of options for the whole family, including a Good Friday Seafood Dinner at Reuben’s featuring live entertainment and a six-course, locally sourced seafood menu. In addition, an Easter Bunny-inspired Afternoon Tea is complete with handmade Golden Easter Eggs with the chance to uncover a Chocolate Deluxe Duo manicure and pedicure at the One&Only Spa, located on its own private island. Additionally, the annual Easter Egg Hunt will also feature an “Eggs-traordinary” egg decorating workshop, and no Easter weekend is complete without the lavish Easter Brunch at Reuben’s. Guests of One&Only Cape Town can unwind in a variety of suites, and enjoy a 15% discount on new reservations made in the One Bedroom Island Suites, Marina and Marina Grand Suites. This offer is available now and includes daily breakfast for two and is valid for guests that book before 23 September 2016.*

Set on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll in the Maldives, One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience this Easter and spring season. With a Champagne Easter Brunch, Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, tennis and football tournaments, a kids and teens fashion show, snorkelling and diving in the exotic underwater world, as well as indulgent pampering sessions at the One&Only Spa, the resort truly has something for everyone. Families can enjoy the exclusive offer of a minimum four-night stay in any of the Grand Villas or Residences, and kids up to the age of 11 years will stay, dine, and receive return shared transfers on a complimentary basis. This offer is valid for travel until 18 December 2016.*

One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, features a newly enhanced KidsOnly programme with several activity rooms brimming with toys, a giant sandbox alongside additional outdoor play areas, and a buffet and dining room perfect for pint-sized guests. KidsOnly at One&Only Palmilla gives children, ages 4 to 11, a chance to not only meet playmates but also learn and experience an array of wellness activities ranging from children’s yoga inspired by animal poses, to Spanish lessons and piñata-making classes. This Easter season, the KidsOnly programme at One&Only Palmilla will include a Bunny Hop Race, a resort-wide Easter Egg Hunt and craft-making such as Fuzzy Easter Magnets and Easter Egg Framing, among many other activities. The KidsOnly Club is complimentary and open 365 days-a-year and is carefully supervised by a highly-trained staff. Guests can also enjoy a 30% savings this spring on any room category for stays 3 April to 26 May 2016.*

The newly renovated One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas is set peacefully on the delicate white sand beaches of Paradise Island. The iconic resort is pleased to welcome celebrated Chef Ian Coogan of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina in New York City just in time for the Easter holiday. From 23 March – 7 April 2016, guests will experience a “pop-up” of Chef Coogan’s signature Mexican-inspired dishes while overlooking the new Ocean Pool and azure Caribbean Sea. Perfectly equipped for families, couples or friends alike, guests of One&Only Ocean Club can book a four-night stay with a complimentary night and sweet daily delivery of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries. The stay 4, pay 3 package must be booked by 31 March and is available for travel throughout the spring and summer seasons.*

One&Only offers two distinct experiences in Australia taking travellers from “bush to beach”:

Nestled in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of Australia, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley ’s 7,000-acre conservancy reserve is the centrepiece for unique experiences and insights into Australia’s wildlife, history and cultural heritage. This Easter, guests who wish to experience a true Australian retreat can participate in the Good Friday Seafood Degustation Dinner, relax at an evening bonfire under the stars and enjoy a morning face painting session at breakfast with the family. Additionally, guests can book the Mountain Discovery package, which includes two nights in a Heritage Villa and includes complimentary daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a choice of two on-site nature based activities per day and a hosted campfire experience. This package is valid through 30 June 2016.*

The closest private island resort to the Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island fuses breath-taking natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Easter festivities include a Good Friday Seafood Buffet, Face Painting and a Bunny Dance Party, Easter Bunny sightings and a grand arrival complete with photo opportunity with the Bunny of the hour, and an Easter BBQ Lunch by the Coral Sea. Helicopter tours, seaplane excursions and deep sea adventures round out the luxury of One&Only Hayman Island. This summer, guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and roundtrip luxury yacht transfers when booking a four-night stay.*

*Terms and conditions apply for all offers. For reservations or more information, please visit oneandonlyresorts.com.

About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivaled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa; One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef; and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia.

One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Only resorts in Sanya; Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe; Bahrain; and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com