OFFERS: Hotel offers for new amber list destinations – Maldives, Oman, Turkey and entry requirements

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With 8 more countries now being accessible from the UK without hotel quarantine, I thought it was worth a look at special offers and which countries we can enter. Booking through Debonair still means you get your perks and points from your loyalty scheme. 

 

Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

Entry:

All arrivals into Turkey, except Turkish citizens or residence permit holders, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel. This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country. All arrivals into Turkey, from countries other than those mentioned below, must have proof of either two Covid vaccinations or recent Covid recovery or a negative PCR test (within 72 hours of arrival).

Passengers arriving from UK, Iran, Egypt or Singapore will require a negative PCR test taken within the 72 hours prior to arriving in Turkey. This is not required for those passengers transiting Turkey en route to another country.

 

Shangri La Bosphrous, Instabul – Stay 4 pay for 3 nights

This is valid for stays between 01st October and 20th December 2021. Instanbul is great value for luxury hotels. This hotel is situated on the Bosphorus Straits, perfect for relacing after a long day exploring. The hotel has an indoor pool and CHI spa featuring Turksih baths and a Hamman. Dolmabahce Palace is short walk away. 

Plus all The Luxury Circle Amenities below:

  • Upgrade at the time of booking, subject to availability (up to Suite category )
  • Daily breakfast, also available through room service
  • USD 100 Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (per room,per stay and not valid on room rate and no cash value if not redeemed)
  • Early check-in/ late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary high speed WI-FI and Shangri-La welcome tea

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

The Edition Bodrum Turkey

The Bodrum EDITION is just steps from the bay, 3 kilometers from Yalikavak Marina at the western point of the Bodrum peninsula, and minutes from Bodrum Castle and Bodrum Amphitheatre.

The boutique hotel features 108 guest rooms, suites and villas, most with views of the Aegean Sea — some with private pools, balconies, and gardens. Every room features custom-designed furnishings and marble bathrooms. Indulge yourself with treatments in the state-of-the-art spa, which includes a salon, Turkish Hammam, and fitness center. Relax through the afternoon in the Infinity pool and access to the exclusive beach club with a jetty that houses private cabanas. Innovative food and beverage outlets include 2 bars, a gourmet specialty grill overlooking the bay, a night club, and an all-day casual dining venue featuring Latin-American cuisine as well as more localized menu offerings.

Virtuoso travelers receive:

For 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily a la carte Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-F

Plus the Never Ending Summer with 20% off

Valid for Travel 01 Oct 2021 – 31 Oct 2021. Book By 30 Oct 2021. Stay a minimum of 3 nights and enjoy an additional 20 percent off.

Offer is valid for travel 01 – 31 October 2021 and must be booked by 30 October 2021.

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

Mandarin Oriental Bodrum 3rd night free offer

A stunning resort overlooking the Aegean Sea, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a luxury five-star hotel retreat with two private beaches and excellent leisure facilities. With an idyllic location in Paradise Bay, the MO offera a blend of style, serenity and five-star comfort. With a range of gourmet restaurants, relaxing spa and choice of lifestyle apartments, rooms, suites and villas, the unique resort is world-class.

This offer does not have any extra benefits included but it is a good offer with a third night free given the prices of MO hotels. The same offer is available in a number of location including Paris, London, Geneva and Prague. 

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

Oman

Entry from UK:

British nationals arriving in Oman from the UK are no longer required to spend 14 days in a third country, but must:

  • present a certificate with QR code confirming a negative PCR test result (for flights shorter than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arrival in Oman; for flights longer than 8 hours, this test must be taken no more than 96 hours before arrival in Oman)
  • before arrival, complete a pre-registration form at the eMushrif website and upload your COVID-19 vaccine certification and PCR test result, both containing QR codes. There may be a small charge for completion of this form. (See ‘Demonstrating your COVID-19 status’)
  • have proof of travel/health insurance which covers at least 30 days of COVID-19 treatment.

If you do not have evidence of a negative PCR result or a QR code on your PCR test result, it is our understanding you will be required to pay for and take a PCR test upon arrival. You should pay for this in advance on the eMushrif website. On arrival you will be required to pay for and wear an electronic tracking bracelet and self-isolate until you receive a negative test result. If you receive a positive test result, you will be required to self-isolate for ten days starting from the date of the test.

 

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of these 82 indigenous village-style pool villa accommodations is spectacular, overlooking  the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach. A personal butler will assist in making everyone’s holiday. Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences from a mountaintop restaurant serving international cuisine together with spectacular views over the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman, to regional specialties at the Shua Shack, Vinotheque and 350-label Wine Cellar.

Six Senses Spa at Zighy Bay has a wonderful spa which combines peace, tranquillity, fitness and health with ancient and modern holistic treatments Adventures start with a paraglide arrival into Zighy Bay aDhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking or rock climbing and customised tours suit both the active guest and the guest who prefers to sit back and relax.

Benefits available through Debonair:

  • 60-minute Six Senses Signature spa treatment for two per room, per stay
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast for two daily in Spice Market
  • Property will offer early check-in and late checkout upon availability
  • Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in – subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

 

Shangri-La Al Husn – Stay 4 Pay 3 – Suite Stay

At  Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman there is two hotels.  Approaching Al Waha, there is a man-made tunnel through the mountain leads you to a resort facing the Gulf of Oman. As a family-focused hotel, Al Waha lives up to its name, with several swimming pools merging to form an oasis. Date palms and traditional Dhofari architecture remind you that you are in Arabia.

The resort’s focal point is the Al Bandar Hotel. Like its name suggests, this hotel is akin to a town with a plethora of restaurants. 

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is just 20 minutes away from Muscat.

Debonair travelers receive:

For 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Bespoke VIP welcome amenity upon arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Plus

  • Stay 4 Pay 3 – Suite Stay

Valid for Travel 01 Dec 2021 – 30 Nov 2022. Book By 31 Mar 2022

Complimentary 4th Night when you book an Al Husn Suite

    • Available for Stay Dates in between 01 September 2021 and 31 March 2022
    • Pay for 3 Nights and get the 4th night on a complimentary basis (includes every consecutive 4th night)
    • Applicable for Al Husn One-Bedroom Suites and Al Husn Specialty Suites
    • Applicable on all days except Festive period (25 December 2021 – 06 January 2022)

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

Maldives

Entry requirements for Covid:

Screening on arrival

All visitors must present a negative PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival to Maldives. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

All travellers to the Maldives must fill in a Traveller Health Declaration form 24 hours before departure to and return from the Maldives.

All passengers and airline crew need to complete an Immigration Arrival Card when arriving in the Maldives.

Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers.

Quarantine requirements

All non-tourist passengers travelling from the UK (includes 12-hour transit) to the Maldives (such as residents, work visa holders and returning students) that have completed two doses of vaccination will need to provide a negative PCR test of no more than 96 hours and are not required to quarantine on arrival. Those who have not completed vaccinations will need to self-isolate for 14 days and register on the Haalubelun portal. After completing the quarantine, you must do an exit test.

These requirements do not apply to tourists and the government has said it has no plans to quarantine tourists on arrival.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

Maldives will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

 

Conrad Maldives Randgali

Famous for its underwater restaurant, The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort sprawls across two islands. Designed with families in mind, the main Rangalifinolhu Island features a family-friendly infinity pool, a children’s pool, a complimentary kids’ club, a dive centre, a water sports centre and a tennis court. The second island offers a more serene atmosphere for adults only and boasts a yoga pavilion, an adult-only pool and a laidback beach lounge. You’ll also find two fabulous spas, excellent restaurants and bars and a choice of spacious private villas overwater between the two islands, while the Maldives’ first underwater restaurant sits below on the ocean floor.

Debonair travelers receive:

For 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Sunset Fishing once during the stay for 2 guests
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • For stays of 5 nights or more, guests will also receive: 1 complimentary 60-min couple massage treatment at the Spa Retrea

Plus Stay longer get free nights offer

  • Valid for Travel Now Through 20 Dec 2021. Book By 01 Dec 2021
  • Stay 5 nights, Pay 4 nights;
  • Stay 10 nights, Pay 8 nights;
  • Receive complimentary 60min treatment massage at the Spa Retreat for one couple, once during the stay

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

 

Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi discount, half board, Yacht transfers, and additional benefits

Waldorf Maldives

Forty minutes by yacht from the airport. On a private island for adults and children. The 119 all-pool Beach, Reef and Overwater villas span three private islands, where guests can discover 11  dining venues. Dine amongst the treetops at Terra whilst enjoying spectacular views of the ocean and horizon, and enjoy the sunset from Amber, the resort’s signature bar. The endless list of activities ensures that all generations are catered for. Unwind in one of ten luxurious spa treatment villas, explore the ocean’s incredible marine life or traverse the island’s white-sand beaches by bicycle or on foot. If travelling with young ones, the Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park offers an exciting water recreation area along with enriching activities for kids and teens so they can enjoy their very own Maldivian experience. For the ultimate in luxury, the True Waldorf Service also offers personal concierges.

Enjoy discounted rates including complimentary half-board and shared return luxury yacht transfers to and from Velana International Airport.

Offer details:

  • 25% discount on villa rate for a minimum 4 nights’ stay
  • 30% discount on villa rate for a minimum of 7 nights’ stay
  • Includes shared return luxury yacht transfers and half-board dinner credit at 100 USD per guest, per night and daily buffet breakfast

 Unforgettable Terms & Conditions

  • Extra adult supplement includes complimentary Half board Dinner Credit of $100 per guest per night and Shared Return Yacht Transfers from Velana International Airport, Malé.

Yacht Transfers:

  • Applicable for Two (2) adults per villa, Four (4) adults for 2-Bedroom Villas and Six (6) adults for 3-Bedroom villas;
  • Applicable for guests arriving and departing by standard scheduled flights;
  • Private Jet guests are required to book a private yacht. Charges are applicable.

Complimentary Half-Board Dinner credit USD100.00 per night (Food only):

  • Half Board is applicable for dinner only;
  • Half Board is applicable for buffet dinner at Tasting Table at no additional cost or a 3-course menu consisting of an appetizer, a main course and a dessert on a la carte evenings at Tasting Table;
  • Half Board dine around credit is applicable for restaurants except Terra, In-Villa Dinning and Destination Dining;
  • Half Board dinner credit is applicable for food only;
  • Credit is not cumulative and cannot be transferred to another guest;
  • Unused credit cannot be brought forward to another day or exchanged for cash value
  • Children’s Dinner is complimentary for maximum of 2 children below 12 years, applicable for selections from the kid’s menu only. No credit provided for a la carte.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Plus, you’ll also enjoy the below amenities:

  • 100 USD resort credit
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two daily
  • Property will offer early check-in and late check-out upon availability
  • Property will offer upgrade at time of check-in – subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi is already included in Resort fee (for properties with a resort fee only)

You can get a quote from Debonair here. 

There are also some good Maldives deals on Luxury Escapes which is a free-to-join website which has deals on luxury hotels, similar to Voyage Prive or Secret Escapes.

 

Kandima Maldives – 5 to 30 nights from £3,199/villa

The hotel hosts lots of exciting events from live DJs to Latin nights. With a stylish beach club complete with futuristic ocean cabanas, and its own art studio, the Breeze Bar, with one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives or stroll out along the Beach Club boardwalk with a  then watch the sunset from a unique UFO-style cabana. Hop onboard the shuttle to Kandima’s exclusive snorkelling pontoon and explore the impressive house reef. There’s three kilometres of uninhabited shoreline and you can watch pods of resident dolphins play in the waves.

There’s also an array of dining such as a buffet at the resort’s two main restaurants, Flavour and Zest, and three exclusive à la carte eateries. It’s rated 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip domestic flights and boat transfers from Malé to the resort
  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at your choice of the five onsite restaurants
  • Unlimited selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Kids’ Club activities, fitness classes, beach games, unlimited gym and hydro pool access, and complimentary use of tennis, badminton, volleyball courts and more
  • Make lasting memories with a one-time 30-minute photoshoot from SNAP studio
  • Explore the underwater world that inhabits Kandima’s impressive house reef with frequent shuttles to an exclusive snorkelling platform
  • Choose your check-in time, then check out at the same hour (e.g. 2pm check-in / 2pm checkout)

Travelling with family? Up to two children (5 and under) stay and play free (excludes roundtrip transfers and Green Tax) with complimentary access to Kandiland — the Maldives’ largest Kids Club. See the Room Policy for children (6-11).

Book with 100% Confidence: Right up until 14 days before check-in you can enjoy unlimited, free date changes, or cancel and get a 100% credit to use at Luxury Escapes for any other Limited Time Lux Exclusive accommodation, tour or cruise offer. Excludes flights.

 

You can check availability and prices here. Using this link will give you £25 off your first purchase. 

 

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort 5 to 30 nights from £3,299/villa all inclusive

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

This is the first Pullman branded property in the Maldives. The Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort has lush natural vegetation, a unique freshwater lake and sun-kissed beaches, you can expect stunning views from your over water and beachside villas. With the water temperatures slightly cooler than on many other island, it is ideal for swimmers and scuba divers.

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort, is an island of pristine coral sands, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, where you’ll enjoy daily unlimited dining across six exceptional venues and free-flow premium drinks, including any wine from the 80-bottle ‘wine wall’.

From beachside dining to poolside cocktails and front-row seats to a glorious sunset with a side of tapas and wine, there’s plenty of choice. When you feel like pampering yourself, Pullman Spa by Phytomer offers spa treatments from aromatherapy massage and facials to seaweed wraps in an overwater setting.

Make the most of your time on this island with an array of activities to choose from. You might like to snorkel along the coral reef, take a sunset cruise, or zip across the ocean on a jet ski. 

Inclusions:

  • Unlimited all-inclusive à la carte dining across three restaurants and three bars
  • Unlimited free-flow drinks, including premium spirits, sparkling, ‘wine wall’ with 80 wines and all soft drinks from milkshakes, bubble tea and smoothies to single-origin coffee and specialty teas
  • Arrive in style with roundtrip transfers: complimentary domestic flight from Malé to Kooddoo and speedboat from Kooddoo to the resort and back
  • Choice of ONE of the following activities per person: 60-minute spa treatment, 30-minute jet ski safari or one tank dive (certified divers only)
  • Choice of ONE of the following excursions per person: guided snorkelling at the house reef, sunset fishing or cruise, nature walk or marine biology presentation
  • You’ll always have a selection of snacks, drinks and bottles of wine at hand with the convenience of a minibar replenished twice daily

Travelling with friends and family? Upgrade to a breathtaking Two-Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa (235sqm), with packages valid for up to four guests.

Longer stay bonus: Get the most of out of your all-inclusive escape with your choice of TWO activities and TWO excursions per person when you stay 8+ nights.

Book with 100% Confidence: If for whatever reason you don’t want to go on your holiday, you can cancel right up to 14 days before check-in and get a 100% credit to use at Luxury Escapes.

You can check availability and prices here. Using this link will give you £25 off your first purchase. 

 

1 Comment on "OFFERS: Hotel offers for new amber list destinations – Maldives, Oman, Turkey and entry requirements"

  1. So Turkey continues to make it more difficult for UK travellers to enter than for other Europeans. They are cutting their noses off to spite their faces because I will stay away until they treat us the same as they do other Europeans.

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