1. A ROMANTIC RENDEZVOUS
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, Maldives
Uncover the secrets of the sea at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives, where you can soak away your stress and spend time with your loved one without distractions. The four-night ‘International Romantic Rendezvous’ allows you to sink deeper into a sense of relaxation at the Jiva Grande Spa, set amid the calming Indian Ocean, with signature therapies promoting holistic wellbeing.
You’re sure to leave refreshed: body, mind and soul. The package includes accommodation for four nights with breakfast and dinner at 24 Degrees Restaurant, a sunset cruise, 60-minute treatment in Jiva Grande Spa, speedboat transfers and bubbly on arrival.
2. A VINTAGE STAY
Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne, Switzerland
Get ready for a grape escape in Switzerland with Hôtel Royal Savoy. Wine lovers looking for a luxurious experience in the heart of Europe should look no further than this gourmet escape, packed with delicious food, exquisite labels and memorable experiences. One of the world’s first vineyards to have UNESCO World Heritage status, Lavaux is a stone’s throw from the hotel, making it the perfect partner for an extraordinary foodie getaway in one of the world’s finest wine regions.
The ‘Vintage Lavaux Wine Break’ package includes an overnight stay in a Lakeview Room and a three-course menu at Brasserie du Royal, including wine pairing with some of Lavaux’s finest labels. Private transfers deliver guests to Lavaux vineyards where, after a tour of the winery, guests will enjoy a picnic lunch and chocolate wine pairing, followed by a trip to a lakeside village for photos. Starting from US $1,245 based on two people sharing.
3. A TASTE OF SHARM
Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Add a delicious touch to your Royal Savoy Sharm el Sheikh experience with the ‘Royal Savoy’s Half Board Dine Around’ package, allowing you to enjoy dinner at 13 different restaurants within the resort and adjacent Soho Square Sharm El Sheikh. That includes breakfast at the Royal Savoy Morning Room and dining options at the resort’s five restaurants and another eight restaurants around Soho Square, where there’s also 50 per cent discount at L’Entrecôte steak house.
All this comes with a raft of other benefits such as private airport pick-up, lounge check-in and complimentary WiFi.
4. SOJOURN TO THE SEA
Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives
Exotic ocean views and dramatic sunsets are just the tip of the iceberg at Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa, Maldives. Step into your villa and immerse yourself into resort life, with jaw-dropping scenery and elegant interiors all around. Divers, beach lovers and honeymooners are all welcome to indulge in the ‘International Spa Sojourns Winter Offer’, with breakfast and dinner at Bokkura Restaurant, a 45-minute spa treatment for couples and complimentary speedboat transfers.
Other dining venues include Open The Grill, for your fill of South American treats, and the Reef Bar, overlooking the pool area for breezy beachfront libations.
5. AWAY WITH THE GIRLS
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Pack your bags and round up some friends for the ladies-only break of a lifetime, with three nights in the Maldives’ original barefoot resort, Soneva Fushi. Whether you’re planning a special birthday celebration, an all-girls family break or the ultimate hen do, the ‘BFF Package’ promises an unforgettable escape. When the seaplane touches down, you’ll be escorted to your villa and invited to plan four unique Soneva experiences: a Champagne and canapé dolphin cruise, a cocktail masterclass with a mixologist, three 60-minute yoga sessions and dinner beneath the stars on the resort’s yacht Soneva in Aqua, followed by an introduction to the constellations from Soneva Fushi’s in-house astronomer.
All meals are included (at select restaurants or in-villa), as are house beverages at all of the resort’s outlets, plus return seaplane transfers and non-stop servings at the chocolate room and ice cream parlour. All this from just US $4,880 per guest.
Budding photographers and serious enthusiasts alike will love this once in a lifetime experience from Zannier Hotels; a nine-night all-inclusive trip staying in the brand’s two private nature reserves in Namibia accompanied by professional photographers from the Leica Akademie. Two Leica ambassadors will join guests on game drives and accompany them to local villages and the highly photogenic Sossusvlei dunes, providing instruction on how to get the best shots from their camera and bringing along Leica’s entire camera and sports optics range for guests to play with.
Two Leica ambassadors will join guests on twice daily game drives and accompany them on photo safaris to local villages
Everything other than premium beverages is included, including transfers, meals, twice daily game drives, night sky shooting instruction, photo editing classes, two spa treatments and horseback tours, plus accommodation at Omaanda luxury lodge and Sonop tented camp. Prices from US $8,584 per person based on two people sharing.