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Thinking Travelling Long-haul With Kids Just Isn’t Worth The Hassle?

Thinking Travelling Long-haul With Kids Just Isn’t Worth The Hassle?

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives: Children's Cookery Class One&Only Reethi Rah

Thinking Travelling Long-haul With Kids Just Isn’t Worth The Hassle?

By Tara Taylor

Partnership Manager

Posted: 11 March 2014

Not fulfilling your dreams of exotic travel just because the thought of dragging your little ones hundreds of miles away fills you with dread, needn’t spell mission impossible. Tara Taylor threw caution to the wind, booked flights for her hubby and little son, and had an absolute ball! Yes, it’s a long flight, but boy is it worth it for something really special.

From the stunning family-friendly Duplex Villas where you can really make yourself at home and splash about in the pool, to dedicated children’s activities, complimentary use of pedal boats and even inflatable slides in the sea, not forgetting the gorgeous sugar-soft sands which are perfect for playing on, it’s so worth the effort. According to Tara, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives makes it completely possible to spend quality time with a small child and a husband at the same too, and the private cinema experience on the beach that her clan enjoyed was a perfect example. She remembers thinking, ‘life doesn’t really get much better than this... being on the beach with my favourite people in the whole world, enjoying Champagne, burgers and popcorn, and watching our favourite DVDs on comfy beanbags’. It was pure bliss and an experience she can’t compare to anything else!

And, the staff at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives were almost like childminders (bonus!), always greeting children with a smile or a ‘high five’ and Tara was delighted that they were happy to take her little one to look at the fish or draw pictures at mealtimes giving her and her husband a chance to finish eating in peace.

About Tara

Tara has always had a passion for travel and it's the direction she knew she was destined for from an early age. She's worked in travel for over 20 years, the majority of those being in luxury travel, and has worked in both reservations and product departments, covering all corners of the globe. She joined Elegant Resorts in 2009 and has spent time as Product Manager for Europe & North Africa and the Indian Ocean, and is now responsible for our Caribbean and Arabian Gulf portfolios, as well as overseeing operations in our Barbados office. Her favourite destination changes every time she visits a new place, however she still has a deep rooted love for Paris − and even though she has been travelling there at least once a year since the age of 16, it never fails to sweep her off her feet as she discovers something new on every visit!

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