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If you are planning an elegant getaway suitable for multi-generations, don't miss out on considering Four Seasons Resorts as your family's next home-away-from-home with myriad facilities and activities to bring the family together and connect the young and the old with Thailand's vibrant culture amidst lush nature.   Get Closer to Nature and Culture at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai At Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, children and adults alike can enjoy learning about farming culture of Northern Thailand at the Resort's own rice fields and the rice museum, as well as meeting the Resort’s famous resident buffaloes. Kids will also get to join the farmers to place rice sprouts, which is a rare, valuable experience, in the vicinity of your exquisite villa. For the upcoming summer break, the Resort offers an exciting Family Escape with savings on residence, guaranteed upgrade, daily breakfast and the option of a Resort credit of THB 1,500 or a spa experience at Wara Cheewa Spa. Additionally, children can stay and dine with the Resort’s compliments!   Go Glamping at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle For a serene getaway, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers an extravagant level of privacy in the midst of magical jungles of the Golden Triangle with 15 ample tented camps and a two-bedroom Explorer's Lodge. Older kids (10+ years old), together with adults, can embark on marvelous explorations including "Fishing with Locals", "My Elephant and I", unmissable "Golden Triangle Excursion", and more. Available from now until this New Year's Eve, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle invites you to Go Glamping with special perks for stays of two nights or more.   Aquatic Excursions at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui On the gorgeous Koh Samui, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is nestled on the most tranquil side of the island, with pristine sea that is home to rich marine lives. One of the most compelling activities is "Coral Talk", an enjoyable educational session on coral reef and sustainability led by the Resort's on-site marine biologist, where families can snorkel along the vibrant reef adjoining the Resort. Also, kids can enjoy complimentary "Kids For All Seasons" funs while the parents are unwinding at the award-winning spa. To make this summer more memorable than ever, you can embark on an Island Getaway in your luxurious pool villa, enjoy in-villa breakfast and choose from a Resort credit of THB 1,500 to savour the delectable dining or a relaxing spa experience at The Secret Garden Spa. Here too, children eat and stay with the Resort’s compliments. To reserve a family experience, email reservations.thailand@fourseasons.com, call +66 (0) 2207 8900 or download the Four Seasons App to connect via the FS Chat.

As travel restrictions across the globe are easing, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives has relaunched its Stowaway package to allow guests to plan a long-term stay in the tropical paradise for 14 or 28 magical nights. Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family vacation, a group-of-friends getaway, or even a solo retreat, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers one-of-a-kind Maldivian affairs and carefree routines. You may indulge in curated cultural experiences, get yourself pumped with aquatic beauty, pamper your body and soul at a full-service spa, unwind in tranquility, or get social with like-minded people. At its 6 onsite outlets, farm-fresh locally sourced ingredients are turned into a mouth-watering array of local and global creations. The Stowaway package is priced from USD 3,600 for 14 nights or USD 6,000 for 28 nights. Available to book now until 30 April 2021 for stays between now and 22 December 2021. The package includes daily breakfast and 20% off food at the resort’s various dining options, from the bright and breezy dining room at KULA to the traditional Maldivian cuisine and hospitality found at GUDUGUDA. To reserve a room and learn more, visit www.standardhotels.com

On 1 and 2 May 2021, luxurious Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort will host an unmissable event for lovers of water sports, "Stand Up Paddle Fest", taking place on the calm, crystalline waters of Andaman Sea at Krabi’s beautiful Klong Muang Beach, a lengthy stretch of tranquil white sands on which the resort is situated. Over the two days, there will be 4 friendly paddleboard races of various distance: 1, 2, 3 and 6 kilometres, as well as other activities to keep visitors amused throughout the weekend including yoga classes by professional instructors and live DJ shows. Snacks and refreshments are available from midday onwards around the resort’s Breeze beachfront swimming pool, and participants can also make use of many of the resort’s facilities including the pool and kayaks. In both evenings the fun fest will be joined by special guests from Krabi’s well known Skimboard Group who will showcase their amazing boarding talents. Entry ticket for both days is priced only at THB 590, including access to any one of the 4 races, a festival shirt, commemorative medal and phone dry bag. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach resort is committed to support the local community and will donate THB 100 from each ticket sale to the Klong Muang Public Health Center and will carry out a beach cleaning before and after the event. Also, the New Normal procedures will be strictly implemented. For more information and to make a reservation, send a direct message to Glowfestkrabi

Starting from 31 March 2021, Laguna Phuket will host 3 weekends of "Laguna Phuket Revive 555 Festival", a series of exciting sports, music, cultural and community events at various chic venues. Here is a brief schedule of The Revive 555 Festival, so you can plan ahead, and don't forget to book early as this could be of high demand!: 31 March - 4 April: Laguna Phuket Thailand Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Championship 2021 hosted at Xana Beach Club 3 - 4 April: Laguna Phuket Soundwave presented by Works.com music concerts hosted at Laguna Grove 3 - 4 April: Angel Market offering arts, crafts, food and live entertainment at Cassia Phuket 10 - 12 April: Roy Rim Lay, which showcases local gastronomy and music at Laguna Grove 11 April: An afternoon beach run, followed by live entertainment and refreshments at sunset at Xana Beach Club 12 April: Laguna Phuket Sustainability Day and Night Community Activity 12 - 15 April: Laguna Phuket Pride 2021, a 4-day event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community 14 April: Laguna Golf Phuket tournament 17 - 18 April: A surf skate event at Cassia Phuket 17 - 18 April: Laguna Phuket Soundwave presented by Works.com music concerts at Laguna Grove In addition, each Laguna Phuket hotel will be arranging exclusive fringe activities. Guests at Angsana Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket and Saii Laguna Phuket will be able to access all destination events directly via Laguna Phuket on-site shuttle services, with promotions available throughout the festival. Hotel guests will enjoy priority and special access to all events. Book now at www.lagunaphuket.com

In partnership with Singapore Tourism Board, Ascott has launched "Hey Explorer, Make Memories with Ascott in Singapore" promotion, offering guests who are Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) members a complimentary heritage walking tour experience with their stay at any of the nine participating properties in Singapore. Guests can choose from any of the three walking tours of the heritage districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Kampong Glam, and Little India. The tours will be conducted by award-winning tour operator, Monster Day Tours. Guests will visit key attractions while learning about the district’s heritage and culture, taking a deep dive into Singapore’s multi-racial history. Chinatown Heritage Walking Tour - Follow the footsteps of early immigrants in the historic district of Chinatown and learn more about how they live, play and braved obstacles to build a life here in Singapore. Rediscover Chinatown’s rich cultural heritage with a visit to famous temples, heritage shophouses and hidden streets. Kampong Glam Heritage Walking Tour - Explore the rich and colourful tapestry of Kampong Glam through a deeper understanding of the Malay culture and traditions. Relive history as we trace life back to the Kampung days and the transformation to modern living. Capture insta-worthy photos with iconic monuments such as Istana Kampong Gelam (former Malay palace in Singapore) and the Sultan Mosque. Little India Heritage Walking Tour - Go on a sense-awakening journey through colourful Little India. Visit traditional Indian shops, Indian temples, and off-the-beaten-track spots for a deeper exploration of a community that is brimming with cultural beauty and rich history. Learn about the use of “forgotten spaces” for arts & culture, and areas of this precinct. The complimentary heritage walking tour is available from now till 31 December 2021. To redeem the heritage walking tour voucher, guests can approach the front desk during their stay. The voucher is valid for one month after their stay with Ascott. Participating properties include the following approved to market and accept leisure bookings: Ascott Orchard Singapore, Ascott Raffles Pace Singapore, lyf Funan Singapore, and D’Hotel Singapore. For more information, please visit: www.the-ascott.com/en/offers/hey-explorer-make-memories-with-ascott.html.  

Sit on secluded Choeng Mon Beach, Beachfront Meliá Koh Samui invites you and your better half to stay on the paradise island with special romantic luxuries with 2 curated experiences. Vitamin Sea for Two Package A stay in a Premium Pool Access Room with a private terrace by the resort's lagoon pool A 1-hour Thai massage for two on the beach 3 pre-dinner tapas plates complimented by 2 glasses of sparkling wine Daily breakfast for two 20% off foods and beverages at the resort's dining outlets 50% off spa treatments A complimentary round-trip airport transfer (for a 3-night stay or more) Priced from THB 4,800 net per room per night   Energizing Couple's Escape Package A stay in a Premium Pool Access Room with a private terrace by the resort's lagoon pool A wellness consultation at YHI Spa A 60-minute Ultimate Hands On massage class for couples A body exfoliation for two and facial treatment for two A floating breakfast Daily breakfast for two Daily F&B credit of THB 500 20% off foods and beverages at the resort's dining outlets A round-trip airport transfer Priced from THB 29,99 net per room for 7 nights (a further 5% discount is applied for bookings of at least 14 nights, with a further 10& discount applicable for bookings of 30 nights or more)   Both packages are available until 30 June 2021. For more details or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 77 938 899 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

A highly-anticipated Ritz Carlton Reserve, Higashiyama Niseko Village, is now ready to welcome guests to Japan's first-rate winter wonderland of Niseko in the country's northernmost island of Hokkaido, offering an exceptional escape for guests seeking personal and physical exploration. The resort, owned by YTL Hotels, is a stunning ski-in/ski-out property that interweaves the highest level of personalised service and care with the charm of Japan’s local history, culture and cuisine. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan.  Higashiyama Niseko Village features 50 elegant guest rooms and suites appointed with refined amenities. A sense of cultivated beauty infuses all the spaces in the resort, with natural polished marble, fragrant cedarwood and flame brushed finished granite. Its culinary ethos focuses on the philosophy of “shun”, the celebration of seasonal produce harvested at its peak. Guests can expect delectable cuisine that mirrors the seasons with the finest locally sourced vegetables, prized cuts and seafood served at Yukibana, or quintessential dining experiences at Sushi Nagi that observes the omakase tradition of entrusting the “Itamae”, or head chef, with his delicate creations. Customised cocktails, single malts and local brews may be savoured by the fireplace at Ume Lounge, with an eclectic array of Izakaya-style dishes. Higashiyama Niseko Village is only the fifth Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the world, and the very first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan. For more information and reservation enquiries, please visit www.ritzcarlton.com/higashiyamanisekovillage or email reservation.higashiyama@ritzcarlton.com. 

In southeastern Vietnam, Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat, is now ready to welcome you to the days of serenity. Boasting elegance in the minimalist design, plus its precious surroundings like pristine ocean, Ke Ga island and soaring sand dunes, this is the place for the getaway of your dream. The 46-key resort, a combination of suites and private-pool suites, succeeds Princess D’Annam Resort & Spa on the same site following an extensive renovation, and is located 180 kilometres east of Ho Chi Minh City on a sweeping five-kilometer white sand beach overlooking the East Sea. Aside from the natural glamour of the setting, the Azerai Spa elevates the pleasure of staying here with 10 private treatment rooms and modern hydrotherapy facilities. The Terrace, The Dining Room and The Living Room provide a variety of dining and lounging options, including both indoor and outdoor settings with views of the beach and relaxed poolfront tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The culinary team crafts an array of local delicacies, with a focus on plentiful offerings from the sea. Azerai Ke Ga Bay marks the brand’s first beach resort, and follows Azerai La Residence, Hue, a historic city resort overlooking the Perfume River in Vietnam’s former imperial capital, and Azerai Can Tho, a peaceful retreat set on a lush islet in the Mekong Delta. Visit azerai.com/resorts/azerai-ke-ga-bay for more details.

With the Covid-19 pandemic crisis hitting the globe, a new genre of travel has appeared i.e. private, whether individual or group. Lifestyle + Travel has compiled a list of top villas and suites in Thailand for your next holiday in private and in style, as it looks like we will have to live with the ‘new normal’ for quite some time.   Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood Known for its unparalleled luxury meets eco-friendly philosophy, Soneva Kiri nestles within lush rainforest on an unspoiled island with some of the best beaches in Thailand. The Six Bedroom Sunset Ocean View Pool Reserve, a magical haven atop the cliff, spans over 2,928 sqm and caters up to 16 guests with its six bedrooms. The tree house is a dream come true for children, their own realm in a private jungle canopy. There is a separate master bedroom with walk-in dressing area and bathroom with outdoor vanity, blitz shower, steam room and bath. Four further ensuite bedrooms have with indoor and outdoor showers, bath and personalised deck areas. Other enticing features of this haven are the gargantuan swimming pool with its own water slide, gym and steam room, games room, outdoor dining table and oversized cushions on enormous day beds overlooking the water. E. mail@soneva.com / reservations@soneva.com W. soneva.com   Villa Siam at Iniala Beach House, Phang Nga Designed by Eggarat Wongcharit, Villa Siam is an eclectic fantasy inspired by Thai culture and Buddhism in Phang Nga. Eggarat’s extraordinary creations use a modern take on traditional Thai craftsmen’s techniques, and his unique and original work includes beds and sofas suspended from the ceiling by wicker bamboo, as well as a spa inscribed with Buddhist teachings translated into English, located within an ancient golden Thai bell. Intricate wickerwork and glass mosaics grace the rooms, one of which pays tribute to the sacred Buddha with three large illuminated images on the wall behind hanging white sofas, covered in mother of pearl. A wrapped pagoda with traditional Thai weaving expanding over it onto the ceiling ties the room’s contemporary lines with its Thai roots seamlessly together, and the weaving incorporates an elaborate dream catcher facing down upon guests as they walk in. A dining table seats up to six, with a backdrop of playfully-waving cats. E. info@iniala.com W. inialathailand.com   Villa 24 at Samujana, Koh Samui Set on a tranquil, pristine beach of Samui, Villa 24 is the largest of the Samujana villas at an impressive 1,808 sqm. This is a home for a big family or someone with many friends, as it showcases eight bedrooms. Villa 24 has both south and west views over the Gulf of Thailand for enjoying sunrises and sunsets over the ocean. It comes complete with an outdoor dining sala, private gym, cinema, large infinity edge pool and jacuzzi. The friendly Samujana Villa hosts have been handpicked and professionally trained to ensure guest needs are not only met, but exceeded. For fun beyond the villa, Samujana offers an extensive range of land and water experiences from boating excursions on a private sailboat to chauffeured tours