Planning an Easter egg-scape mid-April? Whether you’re thinking of a short getaway during the Easter weekend (thank you VTL!) or a staycation, here are some plans to enjoy a short holiday!
Singapore beach staycation
Easter Chocolate Piñata
Enjoy a beach getaway at Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa where you and the family can have fun under the sun on the resort’s private beach with an array of sea sports. Besides the beach, the little ones can also enjoy an exhilarating time at the pool, complete with water slides, water buckets, and a splash pad, while the adults soak up the spectacular views and chilled-out vibe by the pool.
Curated for the month of April, the “Easter Beach Getaway” stay package includes:
- Daily breakfast for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 6 years old at Silver Shell Café
- Daily Easter Afternoon Tea set for up to 2 adults and 2 children under 6 years old at Silver Shell Café from 2.30-5.30pm
- One Easter Chocolate Piñata served in the room upon arrival
- Access to the Resort’s private beach with sea sports activities (Single kayak, double kayak, triple kayak, stand up paddle board, pedal boat)
The offer is available for stays from 1 to 30 April 2022 for bookings made by 17 April 2022. Minimum 24-hour advance reservation is required.
For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/RasaSentosaEasterGetaway.
“Gamer Asylum” in Bali
If you’re a gamer who still wants to get out of the country with friends, why not visit the new service Gamer Asylum by the ARTOTEL Sanur in Bali, Indonesia? ARTOTEL Sanur Bali is the first in Asia to introduce the Gamer Asylum concept rooms featuring the latest gaming gear and 24/7 complimentary high-speed Wifi for guests to play without limitations. The concept rooms can be personalized to the guests’ liking and include a fully-equipped gaming computer, gaming chair, headset, and trendy preloaded games, such as DOTA2, CSGO, Valorant, PUBG, and Genshin Impact.
The Gamer Asylum room includes:
- Complimentary high-speed internet
- A fully equipped gaming computer
- Daily breakfast for 2
- Complimentary late check-out until 2 pm
- 15% discount for laundry services.
The Gamer Asylum rooms are available for booking at the following prices:
- IDR 4million for 3D2N
- IDR 7million for 8D7N
Visit https://artotelgroup.com/asb_happening/the-gamer-asylum/ for reservations and more information on Gamer Asylum.
For the latest updates for flights, entry and visa requirements to Bali, please click here: Welcome Back to Bali.
Songkran in Thailand’s idyllic islands
SAii Phi Phi Island Village, the stunning seafront retreat, will host a full day of Songkran activities on 13 April
If you’re planning to travel the week just before Easter, then you might be able to enjoy the Songkran festivities in Thailand. And why not celebrate in style with a choice of exhilarating island escapes in three destinations: Phuket, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui.
The free-spirited luxury retreat set in 70 acres of lush tropical gardens on Koh Phi Phi will host a full day of festivities on 13 April, starting at 7am with the chance to make merit and give alms to local monks, followed by a Buddhist water pouring ceremony from 8am. As the temperature rises during the day, guests can cool off with water splashing on the beach from 2.30pm. Then in the evening, a beachfront buffet dinner will be hosted at Api Restaurant, including live music, Thai classical dancing and a fantastic fire show! The alms giving is priced at THB 229 and the evening dinner and entertainment is available for THB 1,600 per adult.
Under its immersive Marine Discovery package, Thai and international guests will be treated to daily breakfast for two, a half-day island excursion by longtail boat, 25% off F&B and spa treatments, a guided tour of the resort’s Marine Discovery Centre including an introduction to the clownfish breeding programme, and complimentary use of the resort’s activities, fitness centre and tennis court. Guests who book three nights or longer will enjoy roundtrip transfers to and from Phuket! This attractive package is available from THB 4,100 per room per night, For full information, please visit www.saiiresorts.com/phiphiisland/village/offers/marine-discoveries.
SAii Laguna Phuket, which is surrounded by tranquil lagoons on the island’s sunset coast, overlooking Bangtao Beach, is planning a splash-tastic Songkran Festival! The resort is inviting revellers to chill out at its exclusive Pool Party, to be hosted from 12pm to 5pm on 13 April. This exciting event will include live DJ music, pool games for kids and adults, plus a beer, burger and salad bar buffet, all priced at just THB 399++ per person. Then as the sun sets, guests can head to the sandy shore for a sizzling Beachfront BBQ with live music from 6.30pm to 9pm, priced at THB 799++ per adult.
Under the Thai Resident Offer, Thai nationals and expats will be offered a sensational Songkran stay including daily breakfast for two people, early check-in and late check-out*, a 25% F&B discount, and complimentary use of sports facilities and activities, including the kids’ club, tennis court and non-motorised water sports. Guests who stay for two nights or longer will also be able to sip sunset cocktails for two people, and Club Room and Suite bookings will benefit from exclusive services at The Club lounge. Rates start from only THB 2,000 net per night! For more information, please visit www.saiiresorts.com/phuket/laguna/offers/rediscover.
Overseas guests are also able to join the fun with a Test & Go Package that includes daily breakfast for two, a 25% F&B discount throughout the stay, a free room upgrade* and a one-way transfer for guests who book a suite. Rates start from THB 3,500++ per night! Visit www.saiiresorts.com/phuket/laguna/offers/test-go.
This stunning all-pool suite and villa retreat, which is nestled on a secluded 300-metre-long beach on Koh Samui’s pristine northeast shore, is celebrating Songkran with a choice of special set dinners. Two enticing options are available, which embrace the finest flavours of southern Thai cuisine. Available from 13-15 April, the three-course Songkran Set Dinner is priced at THB 590 per person, including one soft drink, while a separate three-course Songkran Set Dinner is available on 13 April only, priced at THB 660 per person, or THB 1,180 per couple.
The Thai Resident Offer at SAii Koh Samui Choengmon will treat guests to daily breakfast for two people, roundtrip airport transfers, one daily cocktail or mocktail per person, and early check-in & late check-out*. Rates start from just THB 2,999 net per night for a luxurious Plunge Pool Suite, THB 3,999 per night for a One Bedroom Pool Villa, or THB 5,999 per night for a Beachfront Plunge Pool Suite. To book, please visit www.saiiresorts.com/kohsamui/choengmon/offers/thairesidents.
Under the Test & Go Package, international guests can stay for five nights in this pristine paradise, including daily breakfast for two, roundtrip airport transfers, and one RT-PCR test for two guests. Rates start from THB 5,720 per night. Book now at www.saiiresorts.com/kohsamui/choengmon/offers/test-go.
This activity-packed family resort set in 23 acres of tropical gardens has created a full day of Songkran activities on 13 April, starting with alms giving and water blessing ceremonies at 9am, then continuing with a long drum procession through the resort at 12.30pm. Throughout the afternoon, guests will be kept entertained with a contest for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and kite-flying competition. This dynamic day ends with an evening cocktail party and a Chaolay Market Buffet dinner, featuring an amazing array of Thai and international delicacies, accompanied by a classical dance performance. This evening is priced at just THB 1,200++ per adult.
The Thai Resident Offer at Santiburi Koh Samui includes daily breakfast for two people, in-room fresh fruit, daily afternoon tea, early check-in & late check-out*, complimentary use of the gym, tennis courts and non-motorised water sports, and free shuttle services to Santiburi Samui Country Club, plus a 25% discount on F&B and spa treatments. Guests who stay for three or more nights will also be rewarded with roundtrip airport transfers or THB 1,000 of hotel credit! Rates start from just THB 3,900 net per night. For more information, please visit santiburisamui.com/offers/thairesidents.
International guests can take advantage of the Test & Go Package, including daily breakfast for two, roundtrip airport transfers, early check-in & late check-out*, an upgrade to the next room category*, 25% off F&B and spa treatments, and one RT-PCR test for two guests. Guests staying for seven nights will also enjoy one free dinner, and those booking 10-night stays will receive a 60-minute spa treatment for two people. Rates start from THB 9,876 per night! Book now at santiburisamui.com/offers/test-go.
Adventures in Western Australia
If you’d prefer a more adventurous trip, then perhaps Western Australia might be your next travel destination! New to the sunny city of Perth is the Matagarup Bridge Zip + Climb where adrenaline junkies can climb up to the glass floor Sky View platform, 72 metres above Perth’s iconic Swan River, before making their way halfway down the bridge to the 400m long zip line.
You can also spend the day on a range of bike and kayaking tours such as the Foreshore and East Perth Bike Tour where you’ll visit wetlands, iconic buildings, the Optus Stadium precinct and Claisebrook Cove; or the Explore Canning River Wetlands Kayak Tour to discover the hidden gems of Perth via water.
For jaw-dropping views, head to the Kalbarri Skywalk, a six-hour drive north of Perth, where two exhilarating walkways hang over the Murchison River Gorge, approximately 100m above the Murchison River. Perched right on the cliff-top, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the incredible red and white banded sandstone gorge and its surrounding environment. A new addition to the National Park in 2020, travellers can also learn more about traditional ‘Nanda’ heritage and culture through interpretive signage and artwork at the Kalbarri Skywalk.
Taking to the skies, multi-award-winning business HeliSpirit has started to offer scenic helicopter flights in Esperance. Departing from the Esperance foreshore, these adventures showcase the pristine coastline and Middle Island’s famed pink lake – Lake Hillier. The Esperance landscape is an impressive sight from above and scenic highlights include the Recherche Archipelago, Cape Le Grand and Cape Arid National Parks, including Woody Lake, Frenchman Peak, Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay, Blue Haven, Twilight Bay and Lake Hillier, Middle Island.
Food and wine aficionados can head to Margaret River, a three-hour drive south of Perth. The region is renowned for its world-class wineries, craft breweries, exquisite produce. Walk Talk Taste Margaret River will introduce travellers to the produce, people, places and secrets that locals love the most. They offer unique regional food experiences – from small group in-town walking tours to luxurious gourmet glamping – sharing only the region’s very best produce. Visitors can look forward to being hosted by Kellie Tannock – an experienced journalist, traveller and foodie who knows just what Margaret River visitors want and delivers it passionately. Set to reopen in April, The Orchard Perth is a short drive from the capital city, and offers private picnics, school holiday events and regular live music and pizza evenings, a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike, offering visitors a chance to explore the orchard, get up close to farm animals and enjoy the fresh country air. The on-site cafe offers refreshments, fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices and delicious local produce to purchase.
More information on the latest tourism products and destinations in WA can be found here.
Images: ARTOTEL Group, S Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-la Rasa Sentosa and Tourism Western Australia