1. WORK, REST AND PLAY
With much of the world still WFH, the notion of a typical ‘office’ environment has been turned on its head. Why shouldn’t you broker business deals from the side of a pool if that's your penchant? And if you can work from anywhere, then why not make it a tropical verdant jungle in the heart of Cambodia? Six Senses Krabey Island is letting people reinvent their work place with a Workcation offer that gives guests between 10 and 15 per cent discounts, a complimentary experience or kids that stay and eat for free, depending on how long you book for. Blessed with beautiful spaces, from poolside to beachfront, hammock to hillside, inspiration is sure to come thick and fast, with lower stress levels all part Six Senses’ MO.
2. TRAVEL THAT GIVES BACK
On a mission to inspire change for a better, more sustainable tomorrow, The Residence Maldives has launched Earth Basket, an initiative that showcases the resorts’ sustainability efforts in an engaging and transparent way for guests. A farm flourishing with fruit, herbs and vegetables, the Earth Basket, guests can join tours of the gardens, learning about the farming cycle, a tour of the herb garden and plant nursery, feeding animals, compost making and herb-infused drinks tasting. Guests can also join a cookery class, teaching how to grow and cook sustainably. The resorts’ special GCC offer allows for a free upgrade to Standard All-Inclusive Meal plan, as well as domestic flights, sunrise and sunset yoga, non-motorised watersports, snorkelling and access to the castaway island.
3. MICHELIN-STARRED WELLNESS
COMO Hotels has flexed its European muscle again, with the launch of a new COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Castello Del Nero, which is the first Asian-inspired wellbeing experience in Tuscany. Combining targeted treatments, world-class expertise and Michelin-starred energy-giving COMO Shambhala Cuisine, a stay at this historic 740-acre estate promises to be deeply enriching. The sanctuary itself is spread over 1,000sqm, with seven ultra-luxe treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, relaxation zone with sprawling views over the Tuscan countryside, and sun-drenched yoga and Pilates studios. There’s also a 25-metre heated outdoor pool, two tennis courts, invigorating thermal suites and an outdoor fitness centre, quaintly named the Forest Gym. The Discover COMO Castello Del Nero offer gives guests a 60-minute signature COMO Shambhala massage, use of the thermal suites, ice fountain, sauna and hydrotherapy pool, plus a range of activities, stretching from truffle hunting and wine tasting to cultural tours and forest hikes.
4. SAIL AWAY TO SERENITY
Still riding high on the novelty factor of its recent reopening, Koh Samui has much to tempt travellers to its sandy shores. Melia Koh Samui has something quite unique up its sleeve, launching a special package anchored by a stay in a meticulously refurbished merchant vessel. Intriguing, right? The ‘Island Indulgence’ offer gives guests a minimum of seven nights in either a Premium Room or Boat Suite, inclusive of daily breakfast, a welcome cocktail, 20 per cent discount on F&B, 50 per cent discount on spa treatments at YHI Spa, round-trip airport transfers and two pieces of laundry a day. Situated in on the pristine Choeng Mon Beach, an idyllic stay here will set you adrift on memory bliss.
5. VIVA ESPAÑA
An eternally popular city escape, Barcelona has bucket loads of cuisine, culture and curiosity at every turn, from Gaudí’s modernist buildings that pop up all over the city and the Picasso Museum, to the epic cable car ride from Montjuïc and the kaleidoscopic culinary spoils at La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas. Naturally you need a base, so book in at Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, a symbol of five-star excellence since 1918. Make your reservation online and save up to 20 per cent.
6. OLD MAN RIVER
A city worth exploring whatever the weather, Istanbul is a melting point of East and West, culture and cobbled streets, Turkish coffee and artsy cool. Stay at the brand new Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus for a refined river-side retreat, appointed with only 100 rooms and suites for a more intimate and personalised experience. The hotel’s opening offer runs until November 22, giving guests room rates from EUR695 a night, one complimentary night when two consecutive nights are booked, EUR100 credit to be used in the spa or hotel restaurants and bars, and additional benefits for Fans of MO. Its restaurant Novikov is the place to see and be seen, and there’s both an indoor and outdoor pool, and the Royal Bosphorus Suite, with its own gym and private winter garden.