If your daily routine has you yearning for a piece of peace and tranquility, then book your next vacation at the award-winning Rosewood Mayakoba nestled in the lush enclave of the Riviera Maya, Mexico’s well known region of perfect hideaways. The resort is snugged within 1,600 acres of winding lagoons and a mile-long arc of the pristine, pearly Caribbean beachfront.
The resort just recently unveiled their new ultra-luxury villas in June 2018, specially designed using earthy elements and tones to complement the natural surroundings and allow the beauty of nature to be the focal point of its setting. Freshwater lagoon and the encompassing landscape take center stage to further heighten it’s “posh” appeal while still maintaining its tranquil tones.
The Coral Three-Bedroom Villa has floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors to showcase the Home’s harmony with the beautiful natural surroundings. It features an expansive terrace, a private boat dock, a media room, state of the art facilities and spectacular heated pool with a wonderful view of the lagoon, serving as your very own peaceful oasis. Not to be missed is a trip to the Rosewood Spa, which is located on its very own private island. Surrounded by lush greenery, the peaceful sounds of the rainforest will carry your cares away, as you meditate and enjoy a pamper session with a variety of treatments inspired by the very nature around you.
Your comfort is of utmost importance at this tropical haven, and you’ll have in-villa dining services available 24-hours a day and a private butler service to ensure that your visit is smooth-sailing. Rates start from $3,500 USD per night.
Bali has become an increasingly popular destination for elite travellers and is the perfect setting for the ultimate romantic getaway. It’s easy to see why, with the imagery it evokes being one of warmth and paradise: the peaceful terraced rice fields and the dominating presence of volcanoes make are scenes out of a postcard and the pristine beaches are the ideal backdrop for romantic sunset dinners.
The Bvlgari Resort’s Bvlgari Villa is a luxe unit which includes a private cinema, kitchen, spa treatment room, private pool and meditation pergola, a stay which guarantees you comfort and privacy to enjoy your time with your significant other. Priced at over US$4,500 per night.
This year, Bali soared to new heights by welcoming its first ever hot air balloon ride over Ubud’s lush landscapes. From the months of June to November, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud is offering an exclusive flight that climbs a thrilling 50 metres over rice fields and floats at the end of a tether. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the lush tropical forests of Ubud to holy Mount Agung on the eastern horizon. Each flight also includes breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner depending on your choice of flight time, so be sure to grab the opportunity to partake in this special experience while it’s still offered. Prices range from USD $150 to $200 per couple.
If you’re looking for a unique paradise experience, the island of Phu Quoc is the place to be. Whether you’re a budget traveller or an elite luxury seeker, Phu Quoc is a true tropical island with plenty of palm trees, nostalgic beaches and clear blue waters. Phu Quoc is arguably one of South-east Asia’s best-kept secrets. There are plenty of reasons to visit this untapped paradise. Step into its pristine white shores and you’ll soon realize why so many tourists have it on their bucket list of must-visit places. Full of uninhabited remote islands, the Phu Quoc district is made of 28 individual islands, most of which are remote while some are planned for future development as private resorts. Spanning 574 square kilometres, Phu Quoc Island, where most of the tourism action takes place, is the largest in the region/country as well as in the Gulf of Thailand. One of the region’s most outstanding remote islands is Hon Xuong- often referred to as the Robinson Crusoe island after the novel of the same familiar name – and can currently only be accessed by boat. With no accommodation available on site, the island is a popular day trip spot and its protected waters and picturesque beach can be easily be enjoyed overnight by camping on the beach as part of a tour, but not independently.
To wind down after your hair-raising adventure, the Onsen Hot Pools should be next on your itinerary. Located high on a cliffside, relax in your own private hot pool while enjoying magnificent views of the sparkling turquoise waters of the Shotover River and the sweeping alpine scenery. Their Ultimate Relaxation Experience includes a one-hour massage, a one-hour facial, and a glorious, luxurious soak in a hot pool. Another unique feature there is its retractable picture windows and roof, and you can convert your pool room from indoor to outdoor and back again at the touch of a button! An evening session will be nothing short of magical, as your view opens out to a dazzling display of stars for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Price per adult is over USD $350.
FLAVORFUL FAMILY ADVENTURES
For a getaway that’s perfect for the entire family, Vietnam offers a vibrant blend of culture, history, art and delicate flavours to tantalise your tastebuds. Located in central Vietnam, Angsana Lang Co is an amalgamation of unspoiled natural beauty and contemporary chic resort living, suitable for all ages. This hideaway boasts beautiful views of the East Sea and is the perfect sanctuary to escape the chaos of the outside world, and recharge your batteries.
Recognising the importance of maximising family fun while creating great memories, the resort is offering their “Live for Family” package, valid till 31 December. The package takes into account all in the family and ensures your stay will be filled with fun and interactive activities. Be spoiled for choice from two activities per day, with various options to suit everyone. If you’re a water sport enthusiast, you’ll definitely love the action-packed jet ski option or have a more wholesome adventure by riding a banana boat. For those interested in delving a little more into the arts and culture aspect of Vietnam, why not try the hand lotus flower and lantern making, or conical hat painting and traditional painting. Whatever your cup of tea might be, Angsana Lang Co certainly makes family vacations more fun-filled and meaningful.
Today’s parents are becoming more discerning when choosing a destination. The importance of including both educational as well as fun activities has become an absolute must for family holidays. With this in mind, The Andaman Resort, Langkawi has curated a few fun activities so that learning doesn’t have to be a chore. The Young Explorer’s Club is inspired by the great outdoors and spectacular natural treasures of Datai Bay. While parents unwind, children from ages 4 to 12 are provided with their own personalized adventures. Under the supervision of trained associates, little ones are invited to participate in educational excursions that revolve around nature through explorations.
Through the educational activities run by the resort as well as its unique technology-free Young Explorer’s Club, The Andaman was recognized as a family-friendly resort through various awards. The resort was lauded as the Best Family Resort award in the Haute Grandeur 2017 Global Hotel Award and Best Luxury Family Hotel in the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017. The resort was also voted by guests as one of the winners for the Best Top 100 Family Award by Hotels.com.