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This week, we’re taking you on an adventure around every continent and sharing some of our favourite...
This week, we’re taking you on an adventure around every continent and sharing some of our favourite tours and expeditions, from six spectacular Southeast Asian festivals to our favourite Indian Ocean island escapes. We’re also showcasing a selection of incredible offers including a romantic getaway to Sandy Lane in Barbados and a fun-filled family escape in Cyprus.
As always, if you don’t quite find what you’re looking for, get in touch to discuss a tailored experience that will exceed your every expectation.
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Published on - Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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Dubai and Abu Dhabi are must-see destinations but if you’ve already ticked those off your list or if you fancy something a little different, then Oman is a good call.
Al Bandar is one of two hotels and the main focal point at the humongous Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort, which quite rightly feels like a destination in itself. The close to 200 sea-facing guestrooms at this five-star deluxe property boast an Arabian inspiration and many offer lush views over the Gulf of Oman or the deep turquoise blue waters of the Sea of Oman.
Not every hotel has its own art gallery but this one does, and after you savour the exquisite Arabian flavours of tender roasted meats at Al Tanoor restaurant, you’ll still have another eight food outlets to dine at. With so many options to recharge and refuel, there’s little reason to leave the resort but if do you venture out, Oman’s port capital of Muscat is just 20 minutes away.
Designed to mimic a Thai village, the five-star Melati Beach Resort & Spa is one of Koh Samui’s leading resorts and is set beside a white-sand beach amid landscaped tropical gardens.
Most of the 77 suites and villas at this luxurious hotel come with private pools, while the more lavish villas boast extras like private gardens with dining areas, home theatres and an in-room spa service.
It’s quite simply a haven of relaxation and its spa is the resort’s crowning jewel, offering revitalising ‘Indigenous Coconut Experiences.’ These award-winning treatments combine a unique blend of natural ingredients and traditional herbs with modern massage techniques for a totally unique relaxation. There’s even a spa room for the kids!
Come meal times, you can dine at the Kan Sak Thong Restaurant, specialising in the finest authentic Thai cuisine and fusion cuisine, or The View Restaurant on the beachfront, serving Mediterranean and international menu and fresh locally caught seafood.
With two swimming pools, a pool bars, lobby bar and beach bar, you’ll never struggle to stay refreshed. Seize the opportunity to immerse yourself in Koh Samui’s fascinating culture with activities like Muay Thai boxing, Thai cooking classes, eco safari tours, seabed walking and reef snorkelling.
If ever a resort adopted a ‘quality not quantity’ attitude, it’s Paradise Island Villas in Crete. Consisting of just 12 elegant, yet minimally styled villas, this exclusive five-star boutique resort combines discrete personal service with comfort and luxury to serve up a fresh slice of paradise.
Each villa has been individually styled to create its own personality and comes with private gardens, a swimming pool, a custom-made mattress bed with white cotton and silk linens and a choice of beautiful pillows for a perfect night’s sleep.
Another great choice for families is the five-star Anemos Luxury Grand Resort. Recognised as Europe’s Best Luxury Beach Hotel and Best Luxury Honeymoon Hotel at the 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards, it’s a luxury seaside haven and sits next to the longest coastline of northern Crete overlooking the Cretan Sea.
It’s easy to unwind here. Take to a sun lounger on the sandy Blue Flag beach, snorkel the clear Mediterranean waters and indulge with a soothing olive oil and raki massage at the spa.
The Anemos’ various rooms and suites incorporate the Greek and the local Cretan architecture with luxurious, modern facilities and amenities. Some come with a private or sharing pool, but everyone has access to the four outdoor and single indoor pools.
“For a more relaxed time away from any hustle and bustle, I would recommend a trip to the old village of Hersonissos. Here, you can immerse yourself in the Greek culture and way of life, which is more laid back and carefree.”
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