Short on time? You don’t have to travel far for bucket-list worthy holidays a few hours from Singapore. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a spa retreat, shopping haven or romantic resort. Check out these gorgeous weekend getaways to escape the city grind.
With stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand and coconut plantations, there is something for everyone at the InterContinental Baan Taling Ngam Resort in Koh Samui. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at their award-winning spa while the kids make new friends at the signature Planet Trekker’s Kids’ Club. Children aged four to twelve will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including fishing, crab hunting and even soap-making. Embark on an unforgettable marine adventure on board a private speed boat and dig into a BBQ seafood feast in the privacy of your villa. Spend the night in their luxurious Club two-bedroom residence villa or Club Napa Reserve three-bedroom residence villa and enjoy private butler services, complimentary afternoon tea and evening cocktails.
Offer: The Family Pleasure Offer includes complimentary two-hour daily babysitting service, a 60-minute therapeutic body massage for two adults, complimentary kids’ meals and access to the kids’ club. What’s not to like?
Surrounded by towering limestone karsts, lush rainforests and spectacular views of the Andaman Sea, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi is an adventure and nature lover’s paradise. Enjoy the night at one of their beach and family villas. Jump in the family pool with the kids or enjoy some peaceful adult-only time at the quiet pool. Take a leisurely boat ride to explore the mangroves at the adjacent Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Or get your adrenaline pumping with watersports and outdoor activities. Try your hand at knee-boarding, jet-skiing, jet-blading (unique to Four Seasons) and even windsurfing! For something less intense, opt for rock climbing, archery, snorkelling and kayaking. Before embarking on your adventures, drop your juniors at the complimentary kids’ club that will keep them entertained with fun activities including kite-making and storytelling.
Offer: Enjoy up to 15% off when you book to stay between 9 January and 21 December 2017.
Pamper yourself at the Fusion Maia Danang Resort, an all-inclusive spa concept hotel by the East Vietnam Sea. Unwind with a variety of treatments including Thai massage, neck, back and shoulder massages. Even give your hair a treat with aroma hair therapy! Indulge in a natural aromatherapy facial or a body scrub for a fresh glow. Mums-to-be will love their pregnancy therapies, polishes and pre-natal yoga sessions. Enjoy your spa experience in peace while the kids are kept busy with fun activities at the Mini Mania kids’ club and child-friendly spa treatments. Aside from the spa, take advantage of other activities including yoga and tai chi. Have your breakfast any time and any place – either in the privacy of your villa, at the restaurant or even by the beach.
Offer: Rest and relax with their wellness retreat package that offers vegan cuisine and a minimum of two daily customised spa treatments. Opt for Flight Centre’s International Airfare Package to enjoy $150 off your hotel stay and more.
Explore Siem Reap with your special someone at Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap. Located just 15 minutes away from the magnificent Angkor Wat, this courtyard-style resort has a range of rooms and suites, a swimming pool and tropical gardens. Dig into traditional Cambodian cuisine at Kroya, their signature restaurant. The menu blends international and local dishes – offering fresh ingredients, native herbs and spices. The resort also gives back to the community through the Shinta Mani Foundation that provides assistance to rural families. Take a short walk to the Old Market known for unique trinkets and souvenirs. Stop for a drink at one of the many cafes and bars.
Offer: With their Romantic Siem Reap offer, save up to 25% on rates. Enjoy a six-course dinner, an afternoon boat ride, partake in a monk blessing ceremony and indulge in a 190-minute couple spa treatment including an aromatic milk bath.
Located in the heart of the city is Banyan Tree Bangkok. Enjoy panoramic city views, endless shopping and delicious food at your doorstep at this elegant all-suite hotel. Discover local culture with a tuk tuk ride or take the Apsara dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Pamper yourself at their award-winning spa after a long day out with all-natural packages including the signature Tropical Rainmist experience that includes a body scrub and a body massage of your choice. Built up an appetite? Savour contemporary Thai cuisine at Saffron or dine al-fresco at rooftop bar and restaurant Vertigo.
Offer: The Sense of Romance package offers dinner for two on the Apsara dinner cruise, access to the Club Lounge, drinks at the Moon Bar and 30% off treatments at the spa. Vacation in style and comfort with the family by opting for their two-bedroom suites.
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