1. FLEX ON THE BEACH
We all know that the Maldives offers another level of serenity, but can you imagine being the only resort within an entire atoll? Six Senses Laamu offers dive sites, surf breaks, sandbanks, and private picnic islands – all to yourself. The aqua-topia is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and nestled in a palm-fringed paradise.
Now you can stake your claim to the best summer getaway, with enticing villa rates plus discounted round-trip flights between Male and Laamu, complimentary dining, and pampering at Six Senses Spa. Save even more with advance booking. The Six Senses Summer Flex includes 30% off Best Available Rates, 30% off transfers, daily buffet breakfast, a Half Board upgrade and a 30-minute Six Senses Spa Signature Massage.
Where: Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
What: The Six Senses Summer
Flex When: April 28 to September 30, 2019
2. THE CITY & THE ESCAPE
Combine two distinct destinations for a contrasting pair of luxury experiences in Bangkok and Koh Samui. With five flights daily from the GCC to Bangkok, The Siam provides the ideal starting point for any great adventure. Set on three acres of verdant frontage along the city side of the Chao Praya River, the 39-room private urban retreat was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, giving his future guests an array of superlative amenities at their fingertips. Artwork takes pride of place on the walls, whilst dark furnishings fill the room, abiding by the same luxury theme that is apparent throughout the hotel. With three dining options, there is something for everyone whilst Opium Spa offers a haven of calm.
After 48 hours tucked away from the bustling streets of Bangkok, an hour-long flight will take you directly to the shores of Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s most picture perfect islands. Conceived as an extension of the surrounding landscape, the luxury collection of villas known as Samujana offers uniquely built spaces and extraordinary experiences that make use of every natural feature available on the island including large rock outcrops and mature trees, both of which are integrated into the design of the properties. The collection of 24 villas is perfectly perched on a hillside overlooking a coral cove, all offering spectacular sea views. Each individual villa has an open and spacious living area, naturally ventilated and covered terraces, giving access directly to infinity swimming pools.
The twin package includes a one-night stay at The Siam Hotel in a Siam Suite followed by a three-night stay at Samujana in a three-bedroom villa. Additionally, both properties offer 15% off body massages and 10% off food & beverages (excluding alcohol) for every group booking. Rates start from $3,811 (AED 14,000) for six people for a four-night stay.
3. WAVES OF LUXURY
Poised on the tip of the South Male atoll, Adaaran Club Rannalhi is firmly within the five-star club of the Maldives archipelago. The location offers access to pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities and a relaxed environment with easy access to the capital city of Male.
Holidaymakers can bask in the golden sun and frolic on the soft sands as you experience friendly Maldivian hospitality and explore the rich tropical wonders of a vibrant island nation during your stay at our inviting Maldives hotel. Stay longer and save more when you plan ahead. Guests who book 90 days in advance can save 35% for up to six nights and a 60-day advance booking can notch 30% off stays up to five nights. Take your time and discover the memories that this paradise island has to offer.
Where: Adaaran Select Aarah
What: Adaaran Long Stay Special
4. OCEAN ENCOUNTERS
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo offers a variety deals and special offers to help you truly get the most out of the island paradise. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf of the secluded coastal getaway and explore the gateway to the South Atolls. Vadoo possesses its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna and was recently awarded as the World’s Leading Water Villa retreat.
Whether you’re looking for the most awaited romantic getaway or perfect relaxation, you’re assured the most memorable holiday in the paradise island. Book your stay 90 days in advance and save up to 30% throughout the year.
Where: Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, Maldives
What: Adaaran Early Bird Special
5. STARRY NIGHTS IN MUNICH
The only hotel in Germany to be awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide two years running, Mandarin Oriental, Munich has one of the most coveted rooftop terraces in the city, which the Forbes team touted as an idyllic spot for enjoying cocktails and admiring city views. Guests wanting to experience those skyline views – and much more – should consider the hotel’s current Star Experience package, priced from $1,828 per night.
The offer includes the hotel’s Exclusive Meet and Assist Service for guests at airport gate and help with luggage, Mercedes limo transfers, a bottle of Ruinart Champagne to enjoy on arrival, a special seven-course Omakase dinner at Matsuhisa Munich and a personalised bathrobe, monagrammed with your initials, to take home as a keepsake.
Where: Mandarin Oriental, Munich
What: The two-night Star Experience
When: Until December 31, 2019
6. A COMO ADVENTURE
Families who spend four nights or longer at COMO Maalifushi can enjoy a range of activities for the whole family, including a cinema experience under the stars and a private island picnic on nearby Lavadhoo. On a cruise in the late afternoon, you will more than likely catch a glimpse of the atoll’s resident dolphins as they head out into the Indian Ocean to feed.
The ‘Island Family Adventure’ offer includes daily breakfast, a choice of lunch or dinner each day for up to two adults and two children, a Family Island Cinema Experience, a dolphin cruise and a Family Castaway Picnic on Lavadoo Island – all with a dedicated private butler service to ensure every need is taken care of.
WHERE: COMO Maalifushi, Maldives
WHAT: The ‘Island Family Adventure’ offer
WHEN: Until December 20, 2019
7. ESCAPE TO PARADISE
Picture yourself experiencing magical turquoise views from your private villa, welcoming the day and feeling your stress melt away. Grand Park Kodhipparu is a luxurious one-island-one-resort destination featuring a collection of 120 idyllic beach-front pool abodes, breathtaking overwater villas and spacious two-bedroom villas. Embark on a 360-degree barefoot island adventure and immerse yourself in the tranquillity that the resort has to offer.
Plan to wow your loved one and enjoy the best rates when you book the Island Escape package. The four or seven-night offer includes a luxurious villa with a full board meal plan and complimentary round-trip speedboat transfers. You can also enjoy access to beach club facilities, the steam room, games, PlayStation and gym.
Where: Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives
What: The Island Escape package
When: Until July 31, 2019
8. LA VIDA LOCA IN NYC
Make the most of your Big Apple staycation with a bespoke itinerary designed for you. The concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown are experts on the five boroughs and can curate the ideal A-list itinerary for arts and culture buffs, food and beverage aficionados, and health and wellness gurus.
Added benefits at the Hotel include daily breakfast and overnight parking. While in town, the L.RAPHAEL Beauty Spa is a bliss-inducing destination for residents and visitors alike, – a 4,500 square foot space with 10 treatment rooms, including two luxury couples’ suites.
WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
WHAT: The Loca-List offer
WHEN: April 3 to December 31, 2019
9. ALPINE WELLNESS
Spend one night in the room of your choice – where you can also enjoy a leisurely breakfast – and your day will be on that leaves you shining. Guests can enjoy an invigorating 50-minute sports massage at the award-winning Guarda Golf Spa, where they also enjoy unlimited access. There are also complimentary transfers to Crans-Montana and open access to the alcohol-free in-room minibar.
For a suite experience, the property offers 225-square-metre Luxury Suite Apartments for up to six people, featuring a large living and dining area with a fireplace, a spacious terrace with loungers and dining furniture, up to three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, enclosed kitchen with service entrance and panoramic views. For something even more special, several configurations are available to create your own private floor, from four to eight rooms, with or without living room and even a kitchen, up to 450 square metres. The family-run Swiss resort opens for the summer season on June 15 until late September.
WHERE: Guarda Golf Hotel & Residences, Switzerland
WHAT: The Wellness Package
WHEN: From mid-June to mid-September
10. RIDING WITH COWBOYS IN COLOMBIA
Cookson Adventures’ incredible access to remote Colombia will see you riding with local Llaneros cowboys and an English-speaking expert guide as you experience the essence of the Llanero riding culture, all based out of the luxurious Corocora Camp. From horse-back riding to hiking to trips by canoe, clients will be invited to explore all the most inaccessible and natural parts of the Los Llaneros reserve, taking part in the region’s traditions, including herding and corralling cattle, using a lasso, and singing to call and ease cattle.
Take a walk on the adventurous side for the second half of the trip as a private flight to the Chicamocha Canyon, a 2,000-metre-deep canyon allows for incredible paragliding, caving and abseiling opportunities. Finish the stay with a helicopter tour of ancient villages built 600 years before Machu Picchu, exploring the tropical ecosystem of the Palomino river and spending the night in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Where: Across Colombia
What: Riding with cowboys in Colombia
When: Available on request
11. ISLAND Amore
A divers’ heaven on the Faafu Atoll in the Maldives, with comfortable villas and exceptional restaurants. Filitheyo Island Resort Maldives is offering a 40% discount and free Half Board when you book a Water Villa for seven nights. The total package price for two people is $3,200 and includes daily breakfast and dinner, taxes and fees and scenic seaplane transfers.
The resort is also known for Filitheyo Spa. Nestled in the heart of the island, the jungle spa is an oasis of calm surrounded by verdant tropical vegetation where expert spa therapists offer a range of Balinese and international treatments.
WHERE: Filitheyo Island Resort, Maldives
WHAT: 7 Nights Water Villa Honeymoon
WHEN: May 1 –July 13, 2019
12. ESCAPE TO PARADISE
Unwind barefoot at Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa and master the art of chilling – aided by incredible discounts until the end of dine à deux in our eight culinary venues whilst your kids enjoy tailor-made activities at the kids’ club. Each of the suites and villas provide uninterrupted views across the Indian Ocean, surrounded by fragrant private gardens, spacious terraces, and refreshing private pools.
While on the island, reinvigorate yourself in the wellness spa with an extensive menu of therapies featuring the ancient practices of Ayurveda and Yoga – all combined with the latest international wellness regimes, including hydrotherapy, body polishes, fusion massage and watsu treatments.
WHERE: Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa, Mauritius
WHAT: 50% discount on accommodation
WHEN: April 29 to September 30, 2019
13. PHUKET ROMANCE
You may have already tied the knot – but have you encountered a truly romantic Thai escape? Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas’ Phuket Romance package is sure to re-kindle your passion. It might be time to go a few steps further than a romantic meal at your favourite restaurant. With the ‘Phuket Romance’ package at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, you can enjoy one of the most amorous escapes imaginable with two intimate couples’ experiences
The brand’s Dining by Design concept allows you to collaborate with a chef to create a unique culinary experience, with the change to dine at a choice of secluded settings within the picturesque Phuket resort – with the added benefit of a private butler. There’s also plenty of time to unwind achieve a state of bliss at Anantara Spa with a side-by-side couple’s spa treatment.
The package includes three nights’ accommodation in an exclusive Pool Villa, Lagoon Pool Villa or Sala Pool Villa, daily breakfast for two, the Dining by Design experience, a 90-minute spa treatment and roundtrip airport transfers in a Mercedes-Benz. Rates start from $615 (THB 19,500).
Where: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
What: The Phuket Romance package
When: Available now