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.
Boutique hotel Birkenhead House is positioned in unspoilt surroundings, on a prime cliff -top location overlooking Walker Bay in the coastal town of Hermanus, a 90-minute drive fromCape Town in South Africa. The eleven uniquely decorated rooms have vistas of the majestic Kleinrivier Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, where, from June to November, endangered southern right and humpback whales can be seen swimming. Birkenhead is part of The Royal Portfolio, a collection of iconic properties that includes The Silo in Cape Town and the Royal Malewane safari lodge. theroyalportfolio.com
Reef Villa & Spa is set on three acres of landscaped gardens beside a palm-fringed beach in Sri Lanka. As part of its 10th anniversary celebrations, the resort is offering a special promotion until 15 December 2018, including airport transfers, 15 percent off room rates and 10 percent off excursions. Quote “Ten2018” when booking on the hotel website. firstname.lastname@example.org | reefvilla.com
Voted one of the best hotels for families in Indonesia, Telunas Private Island is not only close to Singapore but it’s a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat featuring spacious overwater sea villas, a freshwater infinity pool, poolside bar, overwater spa and kids’ club. Guests also have exclusive access to the facilities at neighbouring Telunas Beach Resort. telunasresorts.com
Explore New Zealand on board luxurious charter catamaran Moondance . The stylish Sunreef 70 Power motor yacht comfortably sleeps up to six people in double ensuite cabins that offer natural lighting and a soothing colour palette. There’s a dedicated charter crew on hand during the journey, and you can customise your cruise itinerary and meals. moondance.nz
Luxury wellness resort Revivo has opened its doors in Bali’s Nusa Dua, set back from the beach amid tropical rainforest. Head here for a holistic wellness experience that includes relaxation activities, spa and holistic medicine treatments, and a personalised nutritional programme. The property features 16 Balinese-style suites, including two four-bedroom villas. revivoresorts.com
Escape to nature
Located along the Nam Siong River in Laos, newly opened Amari Vang Vieng is surrounded by limestone karst mountains and forests, and has rooms equipped with all the comforts of home. Try local cuisine at all-day dining restaurant Essence or indulge in a mood massage at the signature Breeze Spa. Enjoy a special opening rate (from just US$60) for bookings made by 30 June. amari.com/vang-vieng
Stunning Inle Lake in Myanmar has welcomed a new international hotel. Overlooking water, mountains and rice fields, the Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is a luxury boutique resort with mod cons such as rain showers, oversized bathtubs and high-speed internet. Until 30 June, there’s an opening rate from US$100 per night, including breakfast and spa discounts. accorhotels.com
Five-star Sri Lankan resort Amari Galle, located just a few kilometres up the coast from Galle Fort, has a special package for honeymooners and couples, available from now until December 2018. The romantic “Just the Two of Us” deal includes a two-hour signature spa treatment for two, a candle-lit dinner, sparkling wine and more. amari.com/galle-srilanka
Need to get away from your device for a while? Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong has introduced a luxurious Digital Wellness Escape, designed to encourage guests to withdraw from constant connectivity and focus on their wellbeing instead. Available from now until 31 July, the package includes a two-night stay, daily breakfast and a special 90-minute detox treatment at The Mandarin Spa. mandarinoriental.com/hongkong
Connected on the Go!
ChangiWifi has announced new destinations for its overseas wireless rental service. In addition to the likes of Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, it’ll now be covering Canada and several countries in the Middle East. Quote “FOC2EXPAT” and enjoy two free days off your booking (for a minimum four-day rental and for trips until 30 June 2018). changirecommends.com
Tired of forgetting lock combinations or losing keys? The new AirBolt anti-theft travel lock can be opened and closed via a smartphone, tracked through a GPS network and given access to multiple users. From now until 20 June, Singapore residents can purchase the nifty device with a pre-order discount of 20 percent at gadgetgoodsasia.com.
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