Offering luxury long haul holidays sounds pretty impressive anyway, but as I gazed longingly at the Hayes and Jarvis holiday brochures, I suddenly realised they offer so much more…..
Fancy volcano hopping in Costa Rica? Always wanted to see the gorillas in Rwanda, or is relaxing on a beach in Rodrigues Island more your style? Regardless of your holiday preference, I’d wager you are wondering where Rodrigues Island is right now! I must confess, I wondered too. Rodrigues Island is located in the Indian Ocean, a ninety-minute flight from Mauritius and is just one of the many paradise islands that Hayes and Jarvis feature.
Considering I search almost all of my travel online, I was surprised at how much I absolutely loved reading the Hayes and Jarvis holiday brochures! I came across so many destinations that I hadn’t really thought about visiting. Their brochures are so easy to read and it is refreshing to have everything you need in the one place. In minutes, I read how best to spend 48 hours in Bangkok, got expert tips about places off the beaten track in Japan and found out the best safari holidays for families. I love the ‘things to see and do’ section in each destination and how it tells you how long you should spend in each place, with possible multi-centre options.
For those of you who want to search online, their website is great too! They offer a staggering 36 different holiday styles in 60 destinations. It is common to see adventure, family and wellness holidays categories but Hayes and Jarvis go one step further. You can select foodie holidays, glamping holidays, cycling holidays, solo holidays, cruises, even hotels with swim-up rooms! They also have dedicated family safari holidays, rail, motorhome and sailing holidays as well as escorted tours and many more options. So whether you are a culture vulture or thrill seeker – Hayes and Jarvis can arrange the right holiday for you. My husband was reading this and couldn’t believe that they offered motorcycle holidays – they really cater for everyone!
Where do Hayes & Jarvis travel to?
When I think of the Indian Ocean, it is automatically Mauritius, Maldives and Seychelles that spring to mind. Hayes and Jarvis also feature holidays in Reunion Island, Mozambique, Madagascar, and yes, even Rodrigues Island! You name it, Hayes and Jarvis can bring you there. Hayes and Jarvis feature far flung destinations such as the Galapagos Islands and Bhutan that until now, you may have thought were not bookable from Ireland.
They also feature unusual resorts in traditional destinations such as Thailand. As much as I hate to admit it, I hadn’t even heard of some of the ‘Undiscovered Gems’ in Thailand that they feature. So if you want to go off the beaten track and try ‘Tree Pod dining’ or enjoy an outdoor movie in the ‘jungle-enshrouded auditorium of cascading cushions’ – you can book it with Hayes and Jarvis. I should point out that Hayes and Jarvis offer holidays in main-stream destinations too, so if you fancy combining Cambodia with Vietman, or travelling along the Garden Route in South Africa, Hayes and Jarvis can arrange that too!
It is not only unique and unusual destinations that Hayes and Jarvis feature, they also offer unique hotels all over the world. You can star gaze from your very own bubble tent in Mauritius or sleep in a tree-house in Kruger National Park . Want to sleep in an underwater room in the Indian Ocean? Hayes and Jarvis can arrange that too!
Consider yourself a ‘foodie’? Did you know that Lima has three of the top 50 restaurants in the world? Hayes and Jarvis offer a host of ‘foodie holidays’. Whether you fancy street food in Seoul, fresh sushi in Japan or a wine tram through Franschhoek, Hayes and Jarvis have it covered. If you prefer to take things at your own pace, you can choose one of their self drive holidays. Whether you choose the Great Ocean Road, the Pacific Coast Highway or the Garden Route, they will arrange as little, or as much as you like, on your road trip.
Personally I love that having kids doesn’t mean that adventure holidays have to stop! Their choice of family holidays in the Indian Ocean, America and South East Asia means you can still experience a little luxury in far flung destinations, with kids in tow. They even cater for hard to please teenagers! I’m not sure I’m ready for the motorhome across route 66 yet, but maybe next year….
So who are Hayes & Jarvis ?
Although a relatively new name to Ireland, Hayes and Jarvis are a sister brand to American Holidays and have been tailor making luxury holidays for 65 years. Hayes and Jarvis are based in Duke Street in Dublin and have a wonderful office where you can enquire and book holidays and consult with their expert staff. They also offer an appointment service so if you are planning a special trip or just want undivided attention – they can arrange that for you.
They have won a plethora of awards, including World’s leading tour operator, best long haul tour operator as well as individual awards for best holiday company to various destinations – you can see all of their awards here. One thing that I always watch out for when researching online are reviews from customers. With a whopping 4.9 out of 5 on Feefo – that is a remarkable achievement and speaks volumes!
Why should I book with Hayes & Jarvis?
So you might think that bespoke luxury holidays come at a premium…. Not necessarily! I was pleasantly surprised at some of the holiday offers available with Hayes and Jarvis. They have last minute offers to Thailand and Sri Lanka from €1599, including flights and luxury hotels, as well as complimentary upgrades and exclusive offers in a wide selection of hotels worldwide. As one of the UK’s largest long haul tour operators, Hayes and Jarvis have access to preferential rates from most airlines and hotels around the world, which they pass these on to their customers. In most cases they will be able to offer you special rates that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. You will also have the pleasure of dealing with experts who will be able to recommend the right holiday to suit your requirements. On top of this you have the security of a booking with a licensed and bonded travel agency, who are available 24/7 if the need arises.
Hayes and Jarvis go above and beyond to ensure that all your holiday needs are catered for. Talk to the expert staff and tell them whether you like fine dining or barefoot luxury, a family safari or an adult-only escape. No matter what your holiday style – Hayes and Jarvis will source the right holiday for you.
Contact them on (01) 691 7727, call into their office at 18 Duke Street, Dublin or visit HayesandJarvis.ie for more details. This post was sponsored by HayesandJarvis but all views, as always, are my own.