Take a short vacation for a change of scene, why don’t you? Feel the vibes of another city. Take that wellness retreat you’ve been meaning to. Or if you have a little more time, cross that wildlife safari off your bucket list. We all need to wander off somewhere now and again. It’s the best way to recharge our energy and renew our senses. Here are some totally cool ideas to consider.
Beach Escapade? you can get to langkawi in about an hour
Flanked by rainforest, limestone cliffs and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi shows you a side of the island that is as dramatic as it is serene. Blending Moorish architecture and a traditional kampung atmosphere, the property sits on the Tanjong Rhu cape and offers beautiful spaces for a private retreat. Situated in the north, it’s far away from the crowded beaches to the southwest of the island.
Between restful, languid moments, you can engage in a bespoke collection of experiences. These include sailing on a naturalist-led boat safari into the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. You could also trek through the primary rainforest, or go on an immersive mangrove tour. If you would like to try your hand at cooking, take a lesson from the resort’s world-class chefs. In short, you can basically do as much or as little as you like.
one night in bangkok? make it two, or three
We love going to Bangkok for many reasons: party, food, shopping, etc. It’s only recently that we’ve realised how much more the Thai capital has to offer (yes, it’s an age thing perhaps). Hospitality brands, for one, are focusing on wellness.
Till 23 December, The Siam is encouraging guests to embark on a fitness journey with its Stay 3 Pay 2 package. Here’s the plan: get the adrenaline pumping with the resort’s signature Muay Thai and yoga classes. Finish off with laps at its iconic infinity pool. Then recover with a selection of fresh, healthy juices.
The package includes daily breakfast for two in the Deco Bar & Bistro, butler service, and a daily fresh tropical fruit basket. There’s also a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Bangkok’s Central Sathorn pier, should you want to get some shopping in.
barefoot luxury in bali
Perched on Uluwatu’s dramatic cliffs, The Clubhouse at Ulu is a collection of seven stunning suites inspired by the legendary surf breaks that surround the property. Each suite offers uniquely designed spaces and laid-back luxury. For guests, this translates to a tactile and colourful experience with four-poster beds, nomad-inspired artwork, 1950s California style furnishings, cocktail bars, and even private bartenders.
Part of the M Group and the sister property of the acclaimed Ulu Cliffhouse, the new property resets expectations around the typical hotel experience with in-suite amenities that include organic products, massage candles and bamboo razors. If you’re planning a getaway from Singapore, take advantage of its launch promotions that extend till 15 December.
go Glamping on an indian safari
Craving adventure? Consider andBeyond’s itinerary in India for December 2019. The specialist curator of wilderness experiences is offering 11-day-10-night small group expeditions (four to eight persons) on mobile camps. Highlights include game drives through Pench National Park. Besides the elusive Bengal tiger, you may also spot jackals, hyenas, leopards and Indian wolves here. In case you’re worried, the drives are led by experienced and trained guides who know the terrain intimately, and make it their priority to keep you safe.
To ensure your comfort, andBeyond accommodations are in Kaafila mobile camps, accompanied by a team of chefs and butlers. The beautiful tents reflect the rich culture of India and redefine glamping, allowing you to immerse yourself in authentic and eye-opening experiences.