If you love travelling (like we do), we’re sure you’re always on the hunt for a new hotel or destination to head to for your next getaway! Here are some great spots and hotel deals to check out.
Broome, on Australia’s western coast, is a destination with a difference, with camel rides, pearl farm tours and natural phenomena among the highlights. Jet about Holidays is offering free and easy three and four-night packages there in June. Starting from $810 per person, they include direct return flights on SilkAir (around four hours), hotel stays and transfers. Available departure dates are 13, 17 and 20 June. jetabout.com.sg/broome-tour-package
Changi’s New Gem
This month sees the long-awaited opening of Jewel Changi Airport, a huge 10-storey lifestyle destination with more than 280 shops and F&B outlets, plus the Rain Vortex – the world’s highest indoor waterfall. There’s good news for those with vehicles, too: the new T1/Jewel car park will be fully operational from 11 April. jewelchangiairport.com
Vietnam Beach Break
You’ll need to be quick, but the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is celebrating its second anniversary with great deals for stays until 25 April. Besides enjoying airport transfers and 10 percent off rates (minimum two-night stay), you get daily breakfast, a three-course daily lunch or dinner for two, plus dining and spa credits and more. marriott.com
Now open in the Maldives is LUX North Male Atoll Resort, featuring 67 bright and breezy villas with private pools and rooftop areas, and a design aesthetic inspired by the curves and lines of luxury boats. Pick from a contemporary penthouse that sits by the beach or – always a favourite Maldives option – a room set over the water. luxresorts.com/luxnorthmaleatoll
Scott Dunn’s “Flying Experts” series brings the bespoke guest experience to a new level . Travellers can now book international talents to join them on their adventures around the globe. These special guests include executive chef Kirk Westaway from JAAN at Swissôtel Stamford Singapore who offers guests a Michelin-star dining experience in the comfort of a holiday villa in the likes of Sri Lanka or Bali, or in a ski chalet in the Alps. scottdunn.com
The newly opened Mandarin Oriental Jumeira offers ocean and city views, and a host of facilities including a spa with a range of locally inspired treatments and a Little Nomads kids’ club. The six restaurants and bars include Tasca by Portuguese celebrity chef José Avillez, and Netsu, a warayaki-style Japanese steakhouse helmed by Aussie-born chef Ross Shonhan. mandarinoriental.com
Non-hotel accommodation in George Town, Penang tends to be in the form of Airbnbs and backpacker hostels. Albion House offers another option. Designed by a French architect, this charming shophouse sleeps three couples and comes with a housekeeper and on-call manager, and is available for short- and long-term rentals. It’s located close to vibrant Beach Street, so you have culture and gastronomy right on the doorstep. email@example.com
Bangkok from Above
Heading to the Thai capital? Don’t miss Banyan Tree Bangkok’s Moon Bar, which recently debuted a new look. The popular rooftop bar on the 61st floor has added a swanky diamond-shaped bar and the Moon Walk, where those who are brave enough can take in the astonishing city views from a special glass jetty built for two. banyantree.com/thailand/bangkok
Rest and Rejuvenate
Health retreat, anyone? Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has introduced new wellness offerings including the Cocoon Medical Spa, two Ayurveda retreats and a Deluxe Spa Pool Villa. Cocoon features new therapies to detoxify and cleanse, while the Ayurveda programmes incorporate a combination of treatments and exercise, diet and lifestyle modifications to bring balance to vital energies. Deluxe Spa Pool Villa guests have access to a dedicated spa therapist and unlimited daily treatments. anantara.com
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