Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts Connects Families Around The World

Saturday 29th Jun 2024 |

Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts invites families of all ages to create unforgettable memories in Zanzibar, Maldives, Mauritius and Douz

‘Multi-generational’ travel is a trend that emerged post-pandemic and has not slowed down since –Virtuoso’s 2024 Luxe Report revealed that spending time with loved ones a key motivator for luxury travellers when planning trips.

An opportunity to foster family bonds, such holidays create everlasting memories for grandparents, parents, and children through exploring new destinations and partaking in diverse activities. Catering to this demand, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ diverse portfolio provide the perfect base for multi-generational escapes, with a number of initiatives to suit varied interests and needs, spanning across their properties in the Maldives, Zanzibar, Douz and Mauritius.

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The Residence Maldives

Families are spoilt for choice with not one but two properties in the archipelago – The Residence Falhumaafushi and its sister property, The Residence Dhigurah – connected by a 1km bridge that allows groups to embark on cycling adventures together across the two islands.

Spot wild spinner and bottlenose dolphins gliding through the waves and witness a splendid sunset aboard the dhoni & dolphin cruise; or opt for a more intimate experience basking in the sun at the castaway picnic island, Koduhutta, just minutes away by kayak, where a picnic lunch can be arranged for the entire family.

Children aged 3-12 can unleash their creativity at the Turtle Kids Club under the care of trained staff, engaging in interactive activities such as treasure hunting, arts and crafts and cooking classes whilst adults can unwind with rejuvenating treatments at The Clarins Spa.

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The Residence Zanzibar

Nestled within a lush, forested 32-hectare estate, The Residence Zanzibar is framed by powder-soft sand and the Indian Ocean’s crystal-clear waters. Providing both space and privacy, the all-villa retreat offers the perfect accommodation for larger groups.

Villas are furnished with rattan furniture and daybeds, overlooking a private swimming pool and colourful garden, with beach views on offer. There are a variety of experiences that cater to collective interests: nature lovers can explore the Jozani Forest, home to the rare red colobus monkeys, whilst water enthusiasts can seek out dolphins on a traditional sailing dhow, and foodies can don their chef’s hats to discover the spices of Zanzibar.

Parents and grandparents alike can retreat to the sanctuary of well-being at The Spa, featuring six spacious treatment pavilions, a relaxation area with a whirlpool, sauna, and steam room, all seamlessly woven into the natural landscape. End the day by bonding over a meal at one of the resort’s restaurants – the Dining Room offers a stunning showcase of local cuisine, while The Pavilion serves exquisite Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes – or enjoy a private dining experience in the intimacy of the villa.

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The Residence Douz

Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ first desert resort, The Residence Douz, is enveloped by glistening golden dunes and swaying palms. The brand’s newest opening and second property in Tunisia provides the perfect base for a family seeking a set-jetting adventure. Experience a Dune-worthy adventure with the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover, that allow guests to transport themselves to Arrakis.

Older travellers can opt for a more comfortable but still stylish form of transport and head off-road by jeep, while the younger adventurers can explore the desert by camel or quadbike to fully immerse themselves in the destination.

Guest ambassadors are on hand to arrange a variety of excursions, from day trips to the village of Matmata, famed for its troglodyte houses which once played the home of “Luke Skywalker” in Star Wars, to a luxury camping experience in Tembaine. Comprising of 50 elegant villas, two gourmet restaurants and a sprawling Spa by Clarins, after days spent exploring return to the resort to relax in unparalleled luxury and cool off in the expansive infinity pool.

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The Residence Mauritius

Seamlessly blending modernity and tradition, The Residence Mauritius is an elegantly refined beachfront resort combining European Charm and authentic Mauritian hospitality. Inspired by the island’s period plantation houses to offer a true sense of place, families are guaranteed a unique and enriching experience. To help keep everything in order, a personal butler is available throughout stays to help with everything from unpacking the luggage, to drawing fragrant baths, or taking care of the laundry and ironing –a welcome relief when travelling with large groups.

Fostering connections remains at the heart of the resort, with a plethora of experiences allowing families to reconnect with one another in paradise. Take a private cooking class to master Creole cuisine that bursts with flavour, or head out on a full-day excursion to discover the most breathtaking landscapes across Sancho Island, Riviere des Galets Beach, Black River Gorges and more. Back at the resot take to the waves with a variety of water sports, from glass-bottomed-boat trips to kayaking and windsurfing – for a truly tropical escape that caters the all ages, The Residence Mauritius has it all covered.

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