It’s no secret that expats love to travel, but for most of us it takes a lot of planning (and quite a a bit of saving) to make our dream vacation a reality. Sure, the rise of low-cost carriers mean cheaper fares are now easier to score, but accommodation costs can still be eye-watering if you’d hoped to getaway in style. So, what’s the workaround?
Sign up to Secret Escapes and you’ll be able to snoop exclusive rates for a limited time (up to 70% off in some cases!) on everything from private beach resorts and luxurious hillside villas, to classic French châteaux and avant-garde hotels adjoining acclaimed museums. Not only will you avoid having to trawl through hundreds of listings to narrow your search, as with other hotel booking engines that let you book rooms on the cheap, but every hotel, resort and B&B featured is handpicked and curated by a team of travel gurus so you can be assured of room and service quality before you even touch down.
And, to get you in the mood for a mini break, the EL team has picked out a few of our top hotel deals within a few hours flight of Singapore. Right, we’re off to ready our resortwear!
Novotel Silom (Bangkok): Perfect for a weekend with friends
While the key to a brilliant break lies in the people in your party, it doesn’t hurt to put your feet up at a swanky hotel. With easy access to bustling nightlife and exceptional food, as well as both streetside stalls and shopping malls, this hotel is perfectly located for a whirlwind weekend with the girls (or boys)!
FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach (Seminyak, Bali): Perfect for a family vacation
Spacious, chic and strategically placed just 15 minutes from the airport, this resort has it all (including direct beachfront access). The suites on offer provide more than enough space for you and your brood, although Secret Escapes recommend going for the penthouse if it’s privacy and panoramic ocean views you’re after. Plus, it’s close enough to the city for when you’re ready to break away from your sun lounger.
Tanadewa Villas (Nusa Dua, Bali): Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway
If you need a break à deux, you’ll be in for a treat at this luxury resort in Nusa Dua. Take time out to indulge in some couples therapy just the way we like it, with treatments at the award-winning spa that are specially designed to help you and your partner find total relaxation. And exhale…