1. TAKING THE PLUNGE
Enjoy the festivities of Eid al-Adha, even when it’s over, with Grand Park Kodhipparu’s Eid Indulgence offer running until August 10, 2021.
There’s much to enjoy on the island during your four-night stay, from snorkelling with sharks to lessons in sustainability, and with daily breakfast, daily dinner, 20 per cent off airport transfers and spa treatments, complimentary PCR tests, a private sunset experience with a bottle of Bateel and mezze platter, and a lavish afternoon tea at Breeze all thrown in, the celebrations just keep on going.
The Reef Pool Water Villa will have you dipping your toes in the ocean direct from your deck, while the Beach Pool Villa has its own pool and beach access. Don’t miss a night of al fresco steak at Firedoor.
2. WE’RE GOING TO IBIZA
So much more than the party island it’s garnered a reputation for, look beyond the night life and bright lights of Ibiza, and there’s ample ways to immerse yourself in nature, culture and incredible culinary adventures.
A new property on the scene is 7Pines Resort Ibiza, part of Destination by Hyatt - a 185-all-suite luxury clifftop resort on the west coast of Ibiz between Cala Conta and Cala Codolar. Hugged by pine forests and unobstructed coastline views, the resort is designed like an Ibizan village with whitewashed houses, with its aquamarine cliffside pool stealing the show.
Book now and visit before 17 October, 2021, and you’ll get 15 per cent off the best daily rate, inclusive of breakfast. Whilst here, you can hire a yacht and visit Formentera, hike your way round to Torre Rovira, or relinquish yourself to Pure Seven Spa.
3. AN EID ISLAND ADVENTURE
If you’re yet to book an Eid escape, Kandima Maldives is celebrating the festivities in style and wants you to be part of the party. Its Kool Escape offer for the long weekend gives Middle Eastern travellers the chance to bask in the beauty of Kandima’s picture-perfect island resort, with domestic return transfers for two, as well as a complimentary dolphin cruise, daily boat-trips to the house reef, 30-minute photoshoot, movie nights under the stars, daily yoga, use of the gym, tennis, volleyball and football courts and free use of a bicycle if you book a Honeymoon or Ocean Pool Villa.
You can also upgrade to a seaplane arrival for just US $240 per person. The award-winning esKape Spa is ripe for relaxation, while you can embrace your inner Picasso at the island’s KULA Art Studio. The water is perfect for aquaholics too, with dolphin cruises and scuba-diving with hammerheads, to parasailing and surfing.
4. MAKE THE MALDIVES YOUR NEW HOME
The Residence Maldives on Falhumaafushi island is a haven of calm and serenity - just the place you want to be to kick back, switch off and retune your body to the sounds of nature.
There are 94 villas, each drawing on the island’s natural beauty, with thatched roofs, natural materials and vast French windows to let you drink in the great outdoors. If, like us, a few days in the Maldives is never enough, take advantage of The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi’s 30 Days Escape offer, for an extended stay that will turn this Indian Ocean enclave into your home from home.
Perks include daily breakfast, return domestic transfers, a work desk with business materials in the villa, daily coffee and snack, privileged seating during meal-time, complimentary 02 bicycles to roam around the island, complimentary sunrise and sunset yoga lessons, complimentary gym access, as well as 15 per cent off spa sessions, marine activities and F&B à la carte dining. Be it a workcation or a playcation, you’ll have everything you could possibly need for your 30 day stay.
5. GET ME TO THE GREEK
Ahh, the blue, blue skies of Rhodes... Something to look forward to if you’re travelling Greek island-side this summer. Now open for the summer season, Gennadi Grand Resort is one of the island’s most stylish family-friendly properties, found half-way between Lindos Village and Prasonissi. For kids, you’ll find Greek cookery classes, salsa dancing lessons, zoo-inspired yoga, Olympics Day, arts and crafts, beach barbecues and island excursions. Whilst for you, there’s mountain biking, horse-riding, and hikes to the likes of Seven Springs, a magical oasis boasting freshwater springs, woodlands and pine-shaded walking trails.
The two-bedroom Private Pool & Sea View Suite is an idyllic home to hole up in, with a private swim-up pool overlooking the Aegean. Book now for stays until October 2021 and save 20 per cent.
6. DESERT-MEETS-SEA SANCTUARY
Sharm El Sheikh is renowned for its culture, coastlines and dive sites, offering myriad adventure-meets-relaxation potential with its sheltered beaches, clear waters and exotic coral reefs. Making the most of its location, Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh is helping to cool your summer down with its Red Sea Family Escape offer.
“Between the sea and the sky lie an oasis of cool greenery and casually elegant accommodation on the red sea shores”
Stay with four or more guests and you’ll get 20 per cent off a spacious Family Suite, daily breakfasts, complimentary meals for under 12s, as well as access to the Kids For All Seasons Program and Teen Centre. The rare desert-and-sea sanctuary is also home to four outdoor pools, a spa, tennis courts and a dive centre with two yachts. For the water babies amongst you, the hotel is close to 76 dive sites, including two WWII shipwrecks. Tempted yet?
7. THE BIG BLUE ADVENTURE
Imagine landing in paradise - aka the Maldives - and being asked to ‘Stay longer and save’? Well, that’s the MO at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, with its all-new summer offer that allows you to save up to 25 per cent, the longer you stay, for holidays booked and made before September 30, 2021.
You can start the adventure by soaking up the endless blue with a short seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, before arriving on the powdery white sands of Rangali Island, where paradise awaits. Opt for a beach villa with pool or up the ante with the two-bedroom grand water villa with pool - both making the most of the island’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Press pause on your day to make the most of what the resort has to offer, such as dining five metres below the surface of the ocean at the world’s first undersea restaurant; catamaran sailing or private whale shark tours; paddleboarding and kayaking; day and night scuba-diving; over-water spa treatments; and a private island escape, where you can claim a sandbank and gourmet picnic all to yourself.
8. A DELIZIOSO DESTINATION
Pizza, pasta, gelato and so much more, Italian culture is renowned for its love of good food. Capitalising on its culinary prowess, Mandarin Oriental Milan has launched a new gourmands getaway, to celebrate the reopening of Seta, the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant. La Via del Seta offer allows guests to bed down amidst luxury in one of its stunning rooms or suites, and be taken on a gastronomic journey curated by the property’s - and Italy’s acclaimed chef, Antonio Guida.
Dinner will be served al fresco in Seta’s beautiful fairylight-strewn courtyard, inside the restaurant or, for small groups of up to four people, in the Duomo Private Dining Room, which is designed by the atelier Fornasetti. The five-course menu features a selection of Antonio’s signature dishes, such as oysters with potatoes, friggitelli peppers and champagne sauce, and his legendary risotto with raspberry and herb cream. The hotel itself is in a series of elegant 18th-century buildings in the heart of Milan, easy walking disctance to both the world-class fashion district and the artistic neighbourhood of Brera. Make the most of the city with a stay in a Terrace Suite, with an outdoor space perfect for rooftop views and al fresco breakfasts.