1. When Nature Comes Calling
While some hotels still look inward as country borders fluctuate, The Datai Langkawi follows suit in rewarding its residents with a raft of special offers. The ‘Datai Seclusion’ offer allows guests to leave the day-to-day grind behind and venture to one of the country’s most beautiful resorts in the most stunning of surrounds. Set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains and idyllic white beaches, the pristine 10 million-year-old rainforest should prove verdant and sweeping enough to elicit some serious well-being feels. If you’re lucky, and stay quiet enough, you may even spot dusky langurs and flying lemurs. The offer continues on this path to wellness, with a complimentary spa session and selected nature walks, alongside a complimentary room upgrade, airport transfers, daily meals and further discounts on F&B.
2. Renovation Celebration
Reopening just in time for its 20th anniversary, Mandarin Oriental has undergone the most extensive renovation in the hotel’s history, with a raft of newly-designed guests rooms. An icon of heritage and style on Munich’s tourism map, the hotel is keeping things contemporary with various art activities, namely one in the lobby that is home to over 100 miniature mountain art installations, by local artist Felix Rehfeld. Take advantage of hotel’s anniversary celebrations with its ‘Staycation by M.O.’ offer, giving guests daily breakfast, a bottle of bubbly, daily credit of Euro €100 redeemable across the hotel, early check-in/late checkout and complimentary valet parking. Once you’ve acquainted yourself with the hotel’s luxury, comfort and style, it’s time to immerse yourself in Bavaria’s beautiful culture: there’s cutting-edge art, history in Altstadt, high-end boutique blitzing, and pomp and circumstance in royal palaces.
3. On a Mountain High
Feel the urge to run for the hills – or in this case mountains – and really get away from it all? You’re not the only one, which is why Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad has launched its ‘Mountain Mindfulness’ offer, helping guests to recharge, renew and recalibrate. Your three-night stay comes complete with daily breakfast, two three-course dinners at the hotel’s glam-slam Leonard’s restaurant, a three-course meal at the cosy Le Petit Chalet, a private Qi Gong class, a guided meditation session, yoga class, two b-silent treatments by Bamford, complimentary Bamford kits, complimentary minibar and local transfers, too. Feeling better already? Thought so. To make the most of your snow-dusted holiday, you can also hit the slopes for a spot of skiing, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride under the stars, or get the blood pumping with heliskiing, airboarding or high-altitude mountaineering. A veritable wonderland filled with adventure, Gstaad will having you high on life – and mountain air – before you know it.
4. Suite Island Life
There’s nothing sweeter than a suite deal, and Taj Exotica in the Maldives is ensuring your winter getaway is the icing on the cake. Its Suite Saver offer gives guests 25 per cent off the best available rate, alongside complimentary speedboat airport transfers, a welcome glass of bubbly, breakfast at 24 Degrees restaurant, snorkelling, non-motorised watersports, 45-minute treatment at the ultra-serene Jiva Spa, and the truly indulgent benefit of a personalised butler service. Naturally, there’s myriad other ways to help while away your time in paradise, from scuba diving amongst the coral to a shop hop in Malé, and parasailing above the ocean to private dining experiences on a sandbank. Whatever your wish, let Taj Exotica help make it come true...
5. All Aboard With Anantara Iko
A haven for those chasing holidays rich in relaxation, rugged beauty and Creole culture, Mauritius has it all. Anantara Iko Mauritius is one of the newest resorts on the island, fast attracting travellers wanting discreet luxury and seclusion along an untouched stretch of coastline. Take advantage of all this hideaway has to offer with Anantara Iko Mauritius’ ‘All-inclusive Discovery Package’, which gives guests accommodation in a room or suite, daily breakfast at Horizon, lunch at Horizon, Sea.Fire.Salt or Bon Manzer, dinner at Horizon or Sea.Fire.Salt and complimentary selected beverages throughout the day. What this means, is that you can breakfast overlooking the bay, spend sunny days by the pool with a cocktail in hand, explore Creole spice and seafood fresh from the ocean and simply revel in the magic of a Mauritius holiday.
6. My Own Private Island-o
Ever wanted to call a private island your home? Six Senses Krabi Island, on Cambodia’s Riviera, can make those dreams come true with its latest offer that promises complete exclusivity alongside a truly personalised escape. Just a 10-minute drive from Sihanouk International Airport (which can also facilitate private jets and helicopters), a quick 15-minute crossing to Krabi Island and voila... uncompromising privacy awaits. The resort’s 40 villas can accommodate up 86 guests, making it the perfect destination for those wanting to reconnect with family or friends away from crowds or other guests. The exclusive all-island experience offers guests a three-night stay, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner - with menus specially curated for your group – no other guests on the island and full access to the resort’s facilities. You’ll also be able to indulge in private cooking classes, a beach BBQ, yoga sessions, jungle walks or snorkelling at Koh Ta Kief, a night of cinema under the stars, and everything from mixology classes to massage sessions. Put it this way... hire out the whole island and your wish is Six Senses Krabey Island’s command.
7. Rest Up In The Residence
Another Indian Ocean favourite is The Residences Maldives by Dhigurah – a sublime, palm-fringed resort in Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Centred around divine relaxation, just watch the demands of the modern world melt away as soon as you step foot on this unspoiled where peace reigns supreme. Knowing how much the Maldives appeals to GCC travellers, for 2021 the resort has launched an exclusive offer for GCC residents, giving them up to 50 per cent savings. Each booking will bag a free upgrade to the Standard All-Inclusive Meal Plan, as well as complimentary domestic flight transfers, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited drinks during meal-times, replenished mini-bar, sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, an hour of unmotorised watersports a day, a 30-minute guided reef snorkelling trip and free access to the resort’s private castaway island. Now, doesn’t that all sound thoroughly relaxing!
8. Work From Home in the Maldives
With so many people still working from home, maybe it’s time you swapped your home office for paradise? And yes, it really is as simple as it sounds, because Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has created a safe haven for those wanting to do business with a better backdrop. The resort’s ‘Smart work from paradise’ offer lets its guests put a better work-life balance in place, working remotely in a productive and peaceful environment. The offer includes daily breakfast, a daily fresh fruit basket, complimentary airport returns, discounts on spa treatments and F&B, complimentary laundry each day, unlimited in-room tea, coffee and minibar, a computer on request, 24/7 IT support, in-villa laser printer and unlimited paper supply, as well as unlimited Wi-Fi for multiple devices, and a dedicated lifestyle host to help you ensure work stays on track. At close of business, you can down tools, sink into the Indian Ocean, the spa or swim with sharks, then reward yourself with dinner at over-water Firedoor restaurant.