Asia & Australasia
       2010
Celebrating over 21 years of leadership
            in luxury travel
THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM   |   TEL 01244 897 100   |   ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK   |   WWW.ELEGA...
Pangkor Laut Resort
Contents
    Welcome                           Elegant Lifestyles   Elegant Travel: Air     Booking Conditions   Virgin Ga...
The World of Elegant Resorts
    We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our...
Elegant Lifestyles
     We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Asia & Australasia
     brochure, now allow us to help you selec...
Elegant Concierge
Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is
on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect......
Elegant Travel: Air
     On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets
     itself the highest standards in everythin...
Here, we highlight just a few of the benefits of travelling premium class with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Thai Airways
and...
Asia
Bhutan                                                 Malaysia
Thailand                                             ...
Bhutan
     Dominated by the mighty snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a country still steeped in tradition...
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Bhutan
                                                                     Uma Paro’s Himalayan Explorer
      Taking in ...
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   Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to
                           create a bespoke...
Thailand
     Thailand blends its age-old charm with 21st century technology.
     South of Bangkok, the island of Phuket ...
Main image courtesy of Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi




Travel Facts
GMT: + 7 hours.
Flying Time: From Heathrow to Koh Samu...
Eastern & Oriental Express
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     Trans...
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                                                     Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket
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  1. 1. Asia & Australasia 2010
  2. 2. Celebrating over 21 years of leadership in luxury travel
  3. 3. THE OLD PALACE CHESTER CH1 1RB UNITED KINGDOM | TEL 01244 897 100 | ENQUIRIES@ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK | WWW.ELEGANTRESORTS.CO.UK Dear Luxury Traveller By opening this brochure, you have taken the first step to giving yourself the luxury holiday you deserve. I would urge you to take one further step and allow us to bring these pages to life by speaking to one of our luxury specialists. We share your passion for travel and there is nothing more we enjoy than hearing your holiday plans and helping you fulfil them. It would be our pleasure to prepare a personalised itinerary and quotation on any property and if you can’t see what you’re looking for, please just ask and we will source it for you – we specialise in bespoke luxury travel. Asia is an extremely popular destination, not just for the culture and beaches but the outstanding levels of service that come as standard, and this year we’re delighted to be adding Laos to our portfolio. Australia and New Zealand are fabulous touring destinations and once considered so far away that they were out of reach for a holiday. Now, with superb flight networks both nationally and internationally, a two week holiday ‘Down Under’ is definitely possible and highly recommended. Alternatively, combine both Asia and Australasia and let us put together your ultimate trip of a lifetime, including these and some of our new additions such as Fiji and French Polynesia. It’s what we do best. Thank you for taking the time to look through this brochure. We appreciate your time is precious and how important your ‘down time’ is. Getting your holiday right is a responsibility we take very seriously. Enjoy choosing your next holiday and we look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully Nathan Philpot Managing Director of Elegant Resorts ELEGANT RESORTS LTD REGISTERED IN UK 2100913 | ATOL PROTECTED 2885 | IATA | ABTA V1712
  4. 4. Pangkor Laut Resort
  5. 5. Contents Welcome Elegant Lifestyles Elegant Travel: Air Booking Conditions Virgin Galactic pages 4-5 page 10 pages 12-13 pages 114-115 page 118 World of Elegant Resorts Elegant Concierge Essential Information Booking Form pages 8-9 page 11 pages 112-113 page 117 Asia & Australasia Bhutan Indo-China NEW Indonesia Australia South Pacific NEW pages 16-19 pages 42-49 pages 58-65 pages 78-89 pages 102-111 Thailand Malaysia China New Zealand pages 20-41 pages 50-57 pages 66-75 pages 90-101 6 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  6. 6. The World of Elegant Resorts We’ve been dealing exclusively with luxury holidays all over the world since 1988 and our brochures feature a personally selected range of the very finest hotels, hideaways and resorts from all corners of the world… Asia & Australasia – Featuring Laos, Fiji and French Polynesia Captivating, with a way of life unique to this part of the globe, the Far East is legendary for its hospitality and we’re delighted to be featuring Laos this year and charming Luang Prabang, a city dominated by gilded temples. We’re also featuring Fiji and French Polynesia – both present an unbeatable combination of tropical beauty, welcoming people and island-hopping possibilities. It goes without saying that both Australia and New Zealand are countries worth spending a little longer in – we’ve included some of our own ideas on where to go and what to see but you may have your own, in which case please call our Travel Consultants who’ll be happy to create a bespoke itinerary for you. For more information, enquiries and bookings, please call: 01244 897 555 Europe – Featuring Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro Sometimes the best things in life are closer than we think. Just a few short hours away from home, Europe’s holiday resorts move into the spotlight during the long summer months. Glamorous capital cities and places such as Marbella, Sardinia, Crete and Cannes become the world’s playgrounds, their luxury hotels attracting the beautiful people; their quaint harbours crammed with designer yachts and trendy restaurants strictly reservations only. Brand new to our portfolio this year are Croatia and Montenegro – both have been attracting an eclectic mixture of visitors to their golden shores for centuries, while the friendly European atmosphere and beach resorts of Turkey make it a popular destination choice. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 777 Caribbean, The Americas & Villas – Featuring Latin America and Canada With its sensual tropical scenery and endless white sand beaches the Caribbean has always been special for us. Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or a group of friends there’s something for everyone – romantic secluded hideaways, glamorous international resorts and privately owned villas. We’ve added new destinations to our North American programme and are delighted to introduce Latin America and Canada, appearing for the very first time – we’ve also showcased some exciting ideas to start you on your voyage of discovery, but we’d be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary to suit you – please call our Travel Consultants to discuss your requirements. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 999 India & The Indian Ocean – Featuring Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya The Indian Ocean islands – boasting year-round sunshine, white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a choice of world-class hotels – have been attracting couples and families since we introduced them to our portfolio. This year we’re delighted to be featuring Sri Lanka and we’ve showcased some of the country’s highlights to help you make the most of your holiday here. Meanwhile, fantastic diving opportunities, palm- fringed beaches and island hideaways can be found in Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya. In contrast, India is such a land of diversity that you can visit it again and again and again. We’ve presented you with some exciting ideas – but, as always, we’re happy to create your own bespoke itinerary, simply call our Travel Consultants. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 888 Africa & The Middle East – Featuring Jordan, Zanzibar, Tanzania and The Funzi Keys, Kenya North Africa has always ranked high on the list of exotic winter destinations, while any of the states in the Middle East are great to visit at any time of the year, offering beach, urban and event themed entertainment to suit all the family. Brand new to the portfolio is Jordan, with its archaeological wonders, fantastic diving opportunities and cosmopolitan capital, it’s a definite must-see. If you’re in search of adventure, our African portfolio now includes exotic beach locations in Zanzibar and The Funzi Keys, Kenya as well as offering a host of safari experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Tanzania – we’ve showcased highlights of these areas to help you get the most out of your safari. To request a brochure, please call: 01244 897 111 Our Website – www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our site is now more informative, detailed and easy to use with new lifestyle features enabling you to find the right type of holiday – whether it is Golf, Spa, Family, Honeymoon, Sailing or Space travel! Your type of lifestyle can be filtered with your choice of continent or country and the site will also prompt you with other suggested properties that may be relevant to your search. A ‘Quick Quote’ facility allows anyone who doesn’t have the time to spend online to quickly brief our Travel Consultants who will do the research for you. Do register your details on our website as it’s another great way to keep up-to-date with our latest offers and promotions. 8 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  7. 7. Elegant Lifestyles We’re delighted you’ve chosen our Asia & Australasia brochure, now allow us to help you select the type of holiday you want. Weddings and Honeymoons Couples wishing to get married or spend their honeymoon in Asia and Australasia have a range of fantastic destinations to choose from. Thailand and Bali, with their legendary levels of hospitality, make a perfect wedding or honeymoon venue while Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific all offer romantic settings and are popular choices for couples looking to renew their vows. Our Travel Consultants would be delighted to help you with any or all of your wedding and honeymoon plans – please feel free to call for advice on location, services and pre/post arrangements. Spa Nothing enhances the relaxation of a great holiday like some first-class pampering. Asia has long been a front runner in spa culture and, as such, alongside their spa’s exotic locations you’ll find a wonderful range of treatments and disciplines to benefit from. Some of the Australian spas are amongst the world’s best; many are international in design, some rather more authentic, while treatments in the Fijian and French Polynesian spas often specialise in a more holistic approach. Within the brochure we’ve highlighted the properties that feature a full spa and our Travel Consultants will be happy to help you select the resort and pre-book any treatments. Families At Elegant Resorts we understand that those of you travelling with children might need a little extra help to ensure your holidays are ‘effortlessly stylish’. While the destinations featured in this brochure take a lot longer to reach, they are certainly worth it. Our Travel Consultants would be happy to advise on child-friendly airlines and if travelling to Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific, you might consider a stop- over en route to ensure the entire family arrives refreshed and ready for their big adventure. Many of our featured properties have excellent facilities for children and we’ve highlighted those that include children’s clubs. It’s worth noting that some of the properties in Australia are not particularly suited to very young children, as they only accept children of thirteen years and over. We will be happy to advise on this and any necessary pre-booking arrangements. Experiences Destinations such as New Zealand and Australia, in particular, are perfect for the more adventurous traveller and our Travel Consultants would be happy to create a bespoke itinerary, offering recommendations and suggestions, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday experience – whether that’s a private tour of the Olgas, a visit to one of New Zealand’s premier vineyards or a flight over the Great Barrier Reef. Villas If you’re looking for a holiday that combines a unique setting and first-class facilities with total freedom and complete privacy, then a luxury villa is the perfect solution. We’ve a hand-picked selection of privately owned villas in the Caribbean and Europe; some small and intimate, others larger houses ideal for groups with plenty of distractions to occupy guests of all ages. At all of the villas you’ll enjoy the service of your own staff – a butler, housekeeper and a gardener; perhaps even your own chef – all helping to make your holiday experience an unforgettable one. Our full Villa portfolio can be viewed online at www.elegantresorts.co.uk 10 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  8. 8. Elegant Concierge Once you’ve booked your holiday, our Concierge Team is on-hand to ensure that every aspect is perfect... We offer a unique and exclusive service to arrange all the extra finishing and special touches you require. No request is too small or too difficult, too mundane or unusual. Whatever you desire for your time away, to make your journey easier Elegant Concierge will make it happen; whether it’s booking a spa treatment, theatre tickets, or a reservation at one of the finest restaurants; help with organising a special occasion or something a little unusual, once we know your personal requirements we’ll do the rest, producing a holiday that’s highly stylish and seamlessly bespoke. Just some of the extras that can be arranged and benefits you can expect from your Elegant Concierge: • Sporting Events and Tickets • Access to Festivals and Local Events • Gifts and Special Extras • Individual Accommodation and Airline Requirements • Restaurant Reservations • Spa Treatments • Children’s Clubs, Babysitting and Nanny Services • Special Occasion Planning • Valet and Chauffeur Services • Pre-delivery of Luggage Courtesy of First Luggage • Special Experiences, Celebrations and Private Excursions • Your Holiday Currency Delivered Straight to Your Door Our commitment to the highest standards doesn’t stop with the planning of your holiday: We provide a 24-hour emergency service to resolve any problem while you are away and have our own offices in Barbados, Dubai and Mauritius. From beginning to end, at Elegant Resorts we do all we can to ensure that you have an effortlessly stylish holiday. ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 11
  9. 9. Elegant Travel: Air On the ground and in the air, British Airways sets itself the highest standards in everything it does. So whichever cabin you choose, you can be sure your holiday will get off to a flying start. 1 First • First delivers exceptional comfort and refined surroundings, combined with the finest quality of service, to create a flying experience that is unmistakably First • Enjoy fine dining in the First lounge* giving you maximum sleep time on-board** • Your suite on-board is your sanctuary in the sky, a discreetly serviced and smartly equipped haven of calm where your wellbeing is catered for 1 • Choose from a renowned à la carte menu and your meal will be prepared to order • In-flight entertainment offers the best ‘new release’ movies and a superb movie library 1 First 2 First One-way upgrades start from £1875 p.p. 3 Club World 4 World Traveller Plus *Available at selected airports. **Available on all flights leaving London Heathrow after 8pm and on 5 The Concorde Room at T5 selected overnight flights. World Traveller Plus • World Traveller Plus is a separate, smaller cabin with a maximum of six rows Club World providing you with a more relaxing and peaceful journey • Before your flight, enjoy the dedicated Departure lounges and British Airways • Enjoy an additional 20% more personal space than World Traveller Elemis Travel Spa* • Stretch out with an additional 7" more legroom and benefit from the added recline, • The new Club World seat is bigger, wider and more comfortable than ever to adjustable headrest, lumbar support, footrest and legrest guarantee complete comfort in any position • Complimentary food and drinks are available throughout the flight as well as a • The very best in local and International cuisine is served, along with a dedicated three-course meal with an entrée designed by a leading chef wine cellar. You may also help yourself to tasty treats from the Club Kitchen One-way upgrades start from £250 p.p. One-way upgrades start from £940 p.p. *Available at selected airports. Online Check-in and Check-in kiosks • Start your journey by checking in online from 24 hours before your flight departs and minimise the queues at the airport • On selected routes you can pre-select your preferred seat and print your boarding pass • If you don’t have online access you can still save time by using a Check-in kiosk* at the airport, giving you the same seating and boarding pass options as Online Check-in • On selected routes you can maximise free time by leaving your baggage at a Bag Drop** allowing you to shop, dine or relax before boarding your flight 2 3 • Check in from 24 hours up to one hour before departure. For flights from the US, Online Check-in closes 2 hours before departure *Available on selected routes. **Available at selected airports. In Addition... At certain times of the year our Partners in Air are able to offer excellent upgrade opportunities and reduced rates which can be viewed on our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk Our Travel Consultants will also discuss these with you at the time of booking. 4 5 The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2885. 12 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  10. 10. Here, we highlight just a few of the benefits of travelling premium class with Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines. For further information, please call 01244 897 555. Virgin Atlantic Emirates Singapore Airlines Upper Class benefits include... Business Class benefits include... Suite benefits include... • Relax before your flight in the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, • Exclusive lounge access at selected airports • Exclusively available on board the new A380 offering massages, haircuts, food and drink and full • Complimentary Chauffeur-drive service to/from • Luxury fully-adjustable seat, soft leather chaise lounge business facilities* UK airports** and separate stand-alone bed • Upper Class Suites are one of the longest fully-flat beds • Priority check-in and baggage handling • Each suite features sliding doors and window blinds to in business class. The 22" (56cm) wide seat comes • Sleeperette seats or lie-flat beds* with up to 62" pitch, offer you complete privacy with full lumbar support and its own ottoman, which electronic footrest and lumbar support • Fine cuisine is on offer, served whenever you desire to doubles as a seat for a guest • Multi-course gourmet meals with bone china and your seat • Enjoy a drink at the on-board bar** linen napkins One-way upgrades from Business to Suite start from • Dine at 35,000ft with the Freedom menu service that • Selection of award-winning wines £2690 p.p. lets you eat what you want, when you want, from a • Personal 15" digital TV screen full meal to a snack One-way upgrades start from £970 p.p. First Class* benefits include... • Play with your personal widescreen TV with hours of • The largest seat in the sky (35" wide) offers you luxury award-winning entertainment of the highest order In addition to the Business Class One-way upgrades start from £1285 p.p. • Whenever you wish, your seat converts into the most features, First Class benefits include... versatile bed with crisp linen and fluffy pillows *Clubhouse facilities may vary at each destination. • Up to 87" seat pitch **Available on most flights. • An extensive choice of pre-selected dining options are • Lie-flat beds or Private Suites with doors to provide available, along with a fine selection of wine and total privacy Premium Economy benefits include... • ‘Dine on Demand’ room service meals* Champagne • Dedicated Premium Economy Check-in, priority • 40kg baggage allowance • In-seat mini-bar* boarding and disembarkation One-way upgrades from Business to First start from • Personal 19" digital TV screen* • Increased seat width of 21" (equivalent to other airlines’ £1750 p.p. One-way upgrades start from £1900 p.p. Business Class)*, up to 38" of leg room and an additional 2º of recline *Selected aircraft. **Mileage restrictions apply. Business Class* benefits include... • Personal seat-back TV offering award-winning • Unparalleled comfort with the luxurious seat featuring multiple seat options and converting to a fully-flat bed entertainment Thai Airways • In-seat laptop power on selected flights • An extensive choice of pre-selected dining options are • Pre-flight drink, complimentary newspaper and Royal First Class benefits include... available, along with a fine selection of wine and free drinks • State-of-the-art luxury seat, providing almost 7ft of Champagne • A choice of three tempting meals, with the main meal personal space in which to stretch out • A wide selecttion of entertainment awaits, inclding the served on china dinnerware • With a recline of 180º, the seat converts into a latest films and music on-demand • An after dinner liqueur and a selection of fruit from fully-flat bed • 30kg baggage allowance the bowl • Gourmet dining including in-advance meal selection Prices on request One-way upgrades start from just £250 p.p. • 40kg baggage allowance *Available only on selected flights. One-way upgrades start from £1820 p.p. *Available on all London Heathrow aircraft. Royal Silk Class benefits include... • Exclusive check-in and fast track immigration clearance • Fully-adjustable seat, reclining to 167º, designed to provide the maximum in comfort and privacy • In-flight, touch screen entertainment system offering an almost unlimited choice of entertainment on demand • 30kg baggage allowance One-way upgrades start from £805 p.p. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Emirates ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 13
  11. 11. Asia Bhutan Malaysia Thailand Indonesia Indo-China NEW China Asia Combinations To create a completely different style of holiday, why not consider combining our featured destinations – for a great shopping and beach experience, combine Bangkok with Phuket or Koh Samui, or Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. Culture vultures might like to consider India and Bhutan for a truly special experience, while Cambodia with Vietnam or Thailand makes a great cultural and beach combination. Alternatively, those who enjoy the accessibility and multi-faceted aspects a city can offer might like to combine Sydney with Bangkok, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur… We’d be happy to create a personal itinerary that’s as simple or as detailed as you require, simply call 01244 897 555 and speak to one of our Travel Consultants.
  12. 12. Bhutan Dominated by the mighty snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a country still steeped in traditions and cultures dating back to the beginning of time; class has been abolished, the female line inherits and thirty per cent of the population enters a monastery…. ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan is a country filled with myths and ancient customs. Extraordinary and totally unique, hemmed in by towering peaks, it boasts one of the last untouched mountain cultures on Earth. Wedged between China to the north and India to the west, it has long remained a mystery to the western world. It’s a country where a serene lifestyle and a traditional Mahayana Buddhist way of life hasn’t changed for centuries; religious festivals take place throughout the year, accompanied by dazzling pageants of dance and ceremony and much laughter. Mountain climbing is banned to preserve the pristine forests that laws dictate must cover sixty per cent of the country and the Bhutanese still go about in public in their national dress – a colourful striped knee-length robe for men and an embroidered silk jacket with a wrap- around skirt for women. In the Thimphu Valley, site of Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, you’ll find the only capital city in the world that doesn’t have a single set of traffic lights. But change is coming to this small Himalayan kingdom, deeply at ease with itself. King Jigme Singye Wangchuck who famously declared he was more concerned with his people’s Gross National Happiness than GNP, has abdicated in favour of a constitutional monarchy, so that the future of Bhutan lies in the hands of the people themselves. While the country has been an eccentric holdout from modernity, a few jeans have appeared in town, traffic is increasing and there is now internet and satellite Television. With a rich geography spanning sub-tropical plains, densely wooded valleys and windswept slopes above the snowline, Bhutan offers an immense diversity of flora and fauna. There are an estimated 770 varieties of birds and more than fifty species of rhododendron alone. The country is also home to many rare animals, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, tiger and yak. Throughout your stay you will see lots of colourful prayer flags adorning houses, elaborate bridges, mountain passes and forest clearings; national treasures such as Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most significant and impressive fortress monasteries and the jewel in Bhutan’s crown, the temple of Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest dating back to the eighth century. Legend has it that the temple’s site was chosen when Guru Rinpoche visited the country with his Tibetan consort, a woman who turned herself into a flaming tigress to subdue the local deities. Clinging to a ledge 800 metres above the valley floor the goemba is reached via a trail that winds up through blue pines and rhododendrons, little disturbs the myriad of pilgrims and visitors except the tinkling of prayer wheels and the occasional sound of a pony. Although weather conditions can be unpredictable you’ll find autumn and winter months cool and dry with much warmer springs and summers (September – March) with occasional afternoon showers that help disperse the humidity. Bhutan is the world’s last Buddhist kingdom and only opened its borders to outsiders in the 1970s. Today, a limited number of visitors are allowed entry each year. 16 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
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  14. 14. Bhutan Uma Paro’s Himalayan Explorer Taking in some of Bhutan’s staggering landscapes, this ‘comfortable’ adventure also provides an excellent opportunity to experience the subtle intricacies of this Himalayan kingdom. Experienced guides accompany you on the excursions, and after each day’s adventure you will return to the comfort of Uma Paro… Day 1: Day 5: Today’s excursion has been graded as easy with a duration time of Arrive and settle into Uma Paro – a short guided walk can be enjoyed in the afternoon, 5-7 hours. providing you with the opportunity to orientate and acclimatise yourself. There are two options available; either a trip to the capital Thimphu where visits to the National Institiute of Traditional Medicine, the textile museum and the market (subject to Day 2: Today’s excursion has been graded easy to moderate with a duration time opening days) can be enjoyed. Or, guests can take a mountain-bike ride through the of 5-7 hours. Paro Valley along the Do Chhu trail where archery grounds, large prayer wheels and This walk takes you through the pine forests above Uma Paro to the fortress-like local houses can be seen. monastery of Zur Dzong taking in a visit to the National Museum and onto Rinpung Dzong – ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’. The trail then continues across the Paro Chhu Day 6: At Leisure. River into Paro Town and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, with This is the perfect opportunity to relax in the COMO Shambala SPA. its magical orange trees that bear fruit all year round. Day 7: Today’s excursion is rated moderate to hard with a duration time of Day 3: Today’s excursion has been graded as easy with a duration time of 7-8 hours. 7-9 hours. This excursion takes in many remote temples and monasteries, the most exciting of An early start will take you to the Chele La pass which, at 3810 metres, is the highest which is the Taktshang Goemba. One of Bhutan’s most important pieces of architecture road pass in Bhutan. Highlights of today’s excursion include a visit to Lhakhang Karpo it defies logic, gravity and reason. Legend has it that this was where Guru Rinpoche and Lhakhang Nagpo – the white and black temples – and the Haa valley which only landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. opened to foreigners in 2002, due to its proximity with Sikkim and Tibet. Day 4: Today’s excursion has been graded as moderate with a duration time of 5- Uma Paro’s Himalayan Explorer: 7 hours. 7 nights from £3285 per person An unhurried day taking in Gemjo La Goemba monastery where a wide plateau flanked by orchards and magnificent mountain views can be enjoyed over a leisurely picnic. Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. Travel Facts GMT: + 6 hours. China Flying Time: From Heathrow to Delhi, 8 hours. Delhi to Bhutan, 2 hour 10 minutes. Flight Information: British Airways to Delhi or Bangkok and Thai Airways International to Bangkok, with onward flights to Paro with Druk Air (overnight stays may be required). Flights Punakha also available with Emirates (via Dubai). Amankora Punakha Bumthang Thimphu Amankora Bumthang Flight Supplements: Upgrades start from as little as £725 (British Airways) per person, each Amankora Thimphu way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Gangtey PARO Amankora Gangtey Weather: Weather conditions can be unpredictable. Autumn/winter is from September to mid- Amankora Paro March with warm, dry days (overnight temperatures can drop to 0ºC). Spring is from March to Uma Paro Bhutan June and summer from June to September. Health/Visas: Health/Visas: Visas are required, please see page 113 or visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date information. In certain areas, precautions against malaria are necessary. India Pricing: All prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. International Airport NB: All hotels and excursions can be made to suit your tastes and interests. These itineraries are only examples of the holiday experiences we can create for you. Feel free to call our Concierge on 01244 897 555 who will happily put together an itinerary to suit your individual requirements – you might want to spend more or less time in one area, or even visit an area that we haven’t included here. 18 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  15. 15. BHUTAN Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who would be delighted to create a bespoke itinerary specially for you The Amankora Journey Amanresorts of Bhutan specialise in creating individual treks to suit all levels of ability and preferences – this particular journey includes a stay at each of the five Aman lodges – each one unique and each one sympathetically designed to create the least impact on the surrounding environment. Day 1: Thimphu Arrive Thimphu: 2 nights at Amankora Thimphu. Whilst in Thimphu you’ll have the opportunity to visit museums, the National Library; Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and royal offices and Pangri Zampa, two 16th century buildings that now house a monastic training school for astrologers. Should you wish to, you can also visit a few of the capital’s cottage industries ranging in crafts from traditional paper making to hand-rolled incense. Day 3: Gangtey Transfer to Phobjika Valley: 2 nights at Amankora Gangtey. A dramatic drive over the high mountain pass of Dochu La into the Phobjika Valley offers glimpses of the Himalayan mountains and the Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan’s first fortress monastery. Whilst in the Phobjika Valley you can enjoy a visit to the Black Neck Crane Centre where, depending on the season, you may be lucky enough to spend time in the centre’s hide and view the breeding cranes. Day 5: Bumthang Transfer to Bumthang: 3 nights at Amankora Bumthang. A long but memorable journey to Bumthang provides dramatic landscapes of terraced farmlands and precariously perched farmhouses. En route there’ll be opportunities to visit the original home of the royal family, Trongsa Dzong – ancestral home of Bhutan’s monarch and in the Chhume Valley, see some Yatra weaving. The next day’s highlights include Kurjey Lhakhan, one of Bhutan’s most auspicious monuments and some of the valley’s unique cottage industries: Red Panda Brewery, Bumthang Cheese/Dairy Facility and the Bumthang Distillery. Day 8: Punakha Transfer to Punakha Valley: 2 nights at Amankora Punakha. During your stay in the Punakha Valley you’ll enjoy a hike through fields of chillies, cabbages and rice to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning monument built by the kingdom’s four queens. Back down through the valley you’ll have time to take in the impressive Punakha Dzong, home to the remains of Bhutan’s first ruler, Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal and the winter residence of the monastic order’s leader and his entourage of monks. Enjoy a picnic lunch before visiting Talo where you can walk amongst the quiet grounds of the village’s temple. Day 10: Paro Transfer to Paro Valley: 2 nights at Amankora Paro. Highlights of your stay in Paro include a visit to the National Museum; the Paro Dzong – a grand example of Bhutanese architecture and even a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with a family. Finally a hike to view one of Bhutan’s most revered sites the Taktshang Goemba, or ‘Tiger’s Nest’ – a sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 800 metres above the valley floor. Day 12: Flight home. The Amankora Journey: 11 nights from £7325 per person Price includes flights, hotel accommodation, some meals and private transfers throughout. Activities mentioned are for guidance only and your itinerary will be priced according to your preferences which can be discussed with our Travel Consultants at the time of booking. ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 19
  16. 16. Thailand Thailand blends its age-old charm with 21st century technology. South of Bangkok, the island of Phuket nestles in the balmy Andaman Sea boasting lush tropical landscapes and an abundance of superb sandy beaches. On the opposite side of the peninsula, in the Gulf of Thailand, is the much quieter island of Koh Samui, home to sleepy villages and forested hillsides sweeping down to palm-fringed, white sand beaches. Equally peaceful is the coastal resort of Hua Hin – the oldest and probably most traditional Thai resort, successfully combining the charms of yesteryear with modern day facilities. Head north to Chiang Mai and visit gilded temples and museums, or take an elephant ride into nearby forests to glimpse the lifestyle of remote hill-tribes. Finally don’t forget the famous Night Market – it’s one of the best in the country! Laos Chiang Mai Myanmar Thailand Bangkok Bay Of Hua Hin Cambodia Bangkok Koh Samui Bengal Koh Kood Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Six Senses Hideaway Samui The Peninsula Bangkok Karma Samui Phuket Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Gulf Of Thailand Amanpuri Chiang Mai Banyan Tree Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Khao Lak Koh Samui Vietnam Trisara Chiang Rai Six Senses Destination Spa Four Seasons Tented Camp – Golden Phang Nga Khao Lak Triangle Phuket Krabi The Sarojin Hua Hin Domestic Airport Phang Nga Chiva Som Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi Koh Kood International Airport Soneva Kiri by Six Senses Krabi Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Malaysia Climate Guide: Koh Samui Climate Guide: Phuket Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temp °C 25 26 28 29 29 28 38 38 37 27 26 25 Temp °C 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 Rain mm 37 8 12 62 185 113 143 123 209 260 302 98 Rain mm 35 31 39 163 348 213 263 262 419 305 207 52 20
  17. 17. Main image courtesy of Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi Travel Facts GMT: + 7 hours. Flying Time: From Heathrow to Koh Samui, 13 hours 40 minutes. Heathrow to Phuket, 13 hours 35 minutes. Heathrow to Bangkok 11 hours. Flight Information: British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways International from Heathrow to Bangkok, with onward connecting flights to Phuket and Koh Samui with Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways. Flights with Emirates (via Dubai) are also available. Flight Supplements: With British Airways, Club World to Bangkok from £940, to Koh Samui via Bangkok from £940, and Phuket via Bangkok from £940 per person, each way. More details appear on pages 12-13. Best Time to Visit: Tropical Thailand enjoys high temperatures year round, but it can be Elegant Concierge humid. The best times to visit are: Phuket – December to June; Hua Hin – December to If you want to get out and about, why not consider some September; Bangkok and Chiang Mai – November to April. of these options from our Concierge Team... Health/Visas: Visit www.fco.gov.uk for the most up-to-date travel information. Cruise to crystal clear waters for spectacular swimming and snorkelling opportunities Pricing: All prices shown exclude flights and transfers unless otherwise stated. Please be and relax on picturesque white sand beaches from Phuket and Krabi to Koh Samui. advised that prices are for guidance only and are subject to change, availability, exchange rate variations etc. For an everlasting memory, take an hour’s trek through the unspoiled jungle on elephant back at Chiang Mai before drifting slowly downstream on a bamboo raft. Bangkok is a shopper’s paradise! You’ll find everything here from bustling street markets to brand new department malls stocking the best brand names with unbeatable prices. ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 21
  18. 18. Eastern & Oriental Express Travel by Luxury Rail Transport yourself to a bygone era – when travel was always an adventure and more often than not, conducted at a deliciously slower pace. Sitting in a comfortable armchair sipping a chilled Singapore Sling, you can watch some of the most spectacular scenery pass you by – tropical rainforests, emerald-green paddy fields, and the breathtaking coastlines of Malaysia and Thailand. En route, you’ll enjoy a number of guided excursions, bringing you even closer to this fascinating part of the world. It really is the only way to travel. Travel from Bangkok through the beauty of Thailand, past the infamous River Kwai and onwards to Malaysia, before crossing the straits of Johor to the elegant city of Singapore... Day 1: Bangkok Day 4: Singapore Depart Bangkok, early evening. Arrive in Singapore, shortly after breakfast. Day 2: Wang Po to the Kwai Yai River Ask for an early wake-up call so as not to miss the train making its way from Wang Po, Bangkok to Singapore: 3 nights from £1230 per person along the wooden trestle viaduct beside a towering cliff. Later on, you’ll enjoy a cruise along the Kwai Yai River and a guided tour of the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Prices are based on two adults sharing a Pullman Superior Compartment on a full board basis. Flights & transfers available on request. Day 3: Georgetown Enjoy a visit to colonial Georgetown, capital of Penang, complete with pre-world war II mosques, temples, churches and shop houses. 22 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  19. 19. THAILAND Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Bangkok As the city’s oldest hotel, the Mandarin Oriental still manages to appear in the top ranks of Elegant Facts practically every poll of international properties. Here history comes alive – in the wonderfully • 393 rooms & suites • SPA: Superb state-of-the-art Oriental Spa located on the opposite traditional service (all guests have a personal butler), in the extravagant guest rooms and bank of the Chao Phraya River, however the hotel does offer a private suites where soft Thai silks shimmer and orchids abound. Not to mention the convenience ferry transfer of having temples, palaces, markets and designer shopping all on your doorstep. • KIDS: Day-care centre for children • Leisure facilities include two pools and a Thai Cooking School • International cuisine in eight restaurants • Thanks to an extensive $75 million recent refurbishment, facilities at Mandarin Oriental are simply divine • If you do find yourself with time on your hands, the hotel offers an excellent Thai Cultural Programme to introduce you to some of the many delights of this part of the world Elegant Opinion “A must-do would be to visit the ‘Ayurvedic Penthouse’ at the Spa, which offers programmes on stress relief and overall well-being.” PRICES: 3 nights from £355 per person (5 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Nov-20 Dec 10) & £270 (1 Apr-31 Oct 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Superior River Wing Room, meals extra. Flights and transfers For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, available on request. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bangkok Airport – 45 minutes. NEW The Peninsula Bangkok Bangkok Located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River with uninterrupted views of the river and Elegant Facts city beyond, each of the rooms and suites in this wonderfully modern hotel has been • 370 guest rooms & suites • SPA: Guests can relax in The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, content in the decorated in a contemporary Thai style to complement the building’s unique waved-shape knowledge they’re being tended to by some of Bangkok’s most highly design. Outstanding leisure facilities include a sixty-metre tiered swimming pool, two floodlit trained therapists tennis courts, a fitness centre, six restaurants and bars. • KIDS: The Peninsula Junior Academy offers junior guests a unique and fun experience • Mei Jiang’s is perfect for lovers of Cantonese cuisine • Located along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River and under a majestic banyan tree, Thiptara offers authentic Thai home-style food • Guests can use the hotel’s limousine service • If you follow a strict health regimen you’ll be delighted to know that the hotel comes complete with a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art fitness centre Elegant Opinion “The hotel’s gracious Thai hospitality, serene pool, charming riverboats and award-winning cuisine make your stay a truly uplifting experience.” PRICES: 3 nights from £315 per person (5 Jan-31 Mar & 1 Nov-20 Dec 10) & £245 (1 Apr-31 Oct 10). Price based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Room, meals extra. Flights and transfers available on For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, request. please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bangkok Airport – 45 minutes. ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 23
  20. 20. THAILAND Banyan Tree Phuket Phuket Set in beautiful gardens amidst the inland resort oasis at Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Prices per person in a Deluxe Villa, including breakfast, from: Phuket offers true escapism. Its ‘raison d’etre’ is to ensure that all its guests leave feeling a Depart 7 nights Extra nights lot better than when they first arrived and absolutely everything has been designed with this 1-15 Jan 10 £2390 £185 purpose in mind. Discreet, private villas include a jet pool or private pool, alternatively, take 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2230 £185 a Spa Pool Villa for the ultimate Banyan Tree experience – where romance meets 1 Apr-7 Apr 10 £1810 £120 rejuvenation in the likes of a bed pavilion ‘floating’ on tranquil lily ponds, a king-size bed 8 Apr-15 Jun 10 £1695 £120 draped in pure Thai silk, a dedicated in-villa spa and a private pool and sunken bath. 16-30 Jun 10 £1810 £120 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £1995 £120 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1770 £120 1-30 Nov 10 £2230 £185 Elegant Facts 1-9 Dec 10 £2390 £185 • 150 Thai-style villas 10-21 Dec 10 £2570 £185 • SPA: The Banyan Tree Spa is ideal for relaxation, complemented by meditation and yoga Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private classes. Acknowledged as one of the world’s finest spa hotels, guests can unwind in a car transfers. beautiful treatment room or open-air pavillion TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phuket Airport – • KIDS: Children are welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally 20 minutes. • Facilities at Laguna Phuket include an 18-hole golf course, windsurfing, sailing, tennis, a gym Room supplements from (per person, per night) Pool Villa £50, Spa and a shopping village Pool Villa £115 & Double Pool Villa £220. • Ten dining options offer mouthwatering Thai, French-Vietnamese and International cuisine Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Ideal for golf enthusiasts, the resort boasts the acclaimed 18-hole Laguna Phuket Golf Club £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. • Shuttle buses and boats are available to transfer you between the other hotels and excellent Elegant Offers restaurants in the area • While not located directly on the beach, staff will happily arrange a buggy transfer if you want Complimentary Nights to avoid the short walk through the wonderful grounds Stay 5 for 4; 7 for 5; 11 for 8 or 14 for 10. • The resort is serene and peaceful, however staff can arrange a variety of activities and Valid 15 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. excursions for those seeking more excitement, including white-water rafting, cave-kayaking, Complimentary Nights elephant rides and boat cruises Stay 9 for 7; 11 for 8 or 14 for 10. Valid 1 Nov-21 Dec 10 inclusive. Elegant Opinion “Enter a ‘quintessensual’ oasis and behold a feast for the senses in a Double Pool Villa.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 24 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
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  22. 22. THAILAND Amanpuri Phuket As the very first Amanresort, Amanpuri (‘peaceful place’) will always hold a special place in Prices per person in a Garden Pavilion, the hearts of Aman fans. Here, in Phuket, was borne the inspiration for those ubiquitous including breakfast, from: clean lines, stylish interiors, restful settings and the idea that all Amanresorts would provide Depart 7 nights Extra nights a window to their unique locations. The outstanding result here is a choice of distinctive 1-15 Jan 10 £3475 £345 Aman-style pavilions dispersed among the coconut palms, or two to six bedroom Villa 16 Jan-7 Apr 10 £3320 £345 Homes with private pool, separate living and dining areas, Thai salas and a private chef – all 8-30 Apr 10 £3245 £345 set on a verdant peninsula sloping down to the pristine, sheltered cove of Pansea Beach and 1 May-15 Jun 10 £2915 £295 16-30 Jun 10 £3030 £295 overlooking the Andaman Sea. 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £3215 £295 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2995 £295 Elegant Facts 1-30 Nov 10 £3320 £345 • 70 villas & pavilions 1-9 Dec 10 £3475 £345 10-20 Dec 10 £3655 £345 • SPA: The spa features a range of luxurious treaments & outdoor salas for meditation and yoga • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available, at an extra charge Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • Facilities include PADI-accredited scuba-diving, watersports, sailing, a gym and tennis with car transfers. professional coaching available TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phuket Airport – • Thai and European specialities can be enjoyed at the two dining venues along with torch-lit 20 minutes. beach barbecues Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean Pavilion £170 • Dining in style at the hotel’s luxurious beach barbecue, guests can relax and unwind at the to £175, Pavilion 103 £235 to £240 & Pavilion 105 £295 to £305. water’s edge, while watching the sun set over the Andaman Sea Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • While the impressive beach is shared with a neighbouring hotel, the resorts are set apart so £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. there’s no intrusion on privacy • Amanpuri is perfect for travellers who appreciate natural elegance and simple but stylish accommodation Elegant Opinion “For an extraordinary adventure, indulge in a private cruise experience aboard Sealion, a 40ft traditional Hong Kong junk.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 26 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  23. 23. THAILAND Trisara Phuket Nestling in a private bay, with a back-drop of rainforest, on Phuket’s unspoilt northwestern Prices per person in an Ocean View Pool Room, coast, Trisara is small, intimate and supremely luxurious with magnificent views of the including breakfast, from: Andaman Sea from all rooms, spa suites and villas – which have all been sensitively designed Depart 7 nights Extra nights to blend into the surrounding natural beauty. Panoramic pool rooms feature outdoor showers 11-15 Jan 10 £2860 £255 and private plunge pools, while the residential-style pool villas also boast their own infinity- 16 Jan-7 Apr 10 £2695 £255 edge swimming pools and expansive decks – perfect for barbecues or romantic dinners. 8-30 Apr 10 £2630 £255 This resort is a sanctuary of privacy, space and simple good taste, with service provided by 1 May-15 Jun 10 £2675 £245 16-30 Jun 10 £2675 £245 a team of warm, caring people who regard hospitality as a joy. 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2860 £245 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2635 £245 Elegant Facts 1-30 Nov 10 £2695 £255 1-9 Dec 10 £2860 £255 • 39 villas & suites 10-20 Dec 10 £3040 £255 • SPA: Trisara Spa offers a range of Sodashi treatments and world-class massages as well as Reiki, Pilates and a range of simply fabulous treatments Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • KIDS: Trisara Kids’ Club has a range of exciting activities to captivate youngsters car transfers. • Facilities include luxury yachts for beach-hopping and cruising, PADI diving, tennis and a state- TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phuket Airport – of-the-art fitness centre 15 minutes. • The main restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes and modern International cuisine while Trisara Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean View Spa Pool Grill serves seafood and meat dishes Suite £40 to £150, Ocean View Pool Villa £80 to £225 & Ocean Front • Set directly above the beachfront, Trisara’s restaurant and bar boast a stylishly landscaped Pool Villa £210 to £355. Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus deck which allows guests to watch the dramatic sunsets whilst enjoying beautifully prepared £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. and mouthwatering dishes • The coral reef keeps jet skiers off the beaches, protecting the serene and tranquil environment that is signature at Trisara, and the hotel’s floating pontoon means guests can easily access deeper water Elegant Opinion “A private in-villa barbecue after sunset, prepared by one of the resort’s chef on your own pool deck is pure indulgence.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 27
  24. 24. THAILAND Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket Phuket The first wellness retreat conceived by Six Senses brings together fifteen years as a global Prices per person in a Hill Pool Villa, including full board, from: leader to create the premier destination spa of the 21st century. Six Senses Destination Spa Depart 7 nights Extra nights Phuket combines the island’s natural beauty with holistic and contemporary treatments. The 11-15 Jan 10 £2910 £350 7th Sense features four unique, interrelated spa concepts, focusing on Chinese, Indian, 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2755 £350 Indonesian, and Thai-inspired therapies along with fitness regimes. Rates include all meals 1-10 Apr 10 £2680 £350 and two treatments per day. Multi-day immersive programmes enrich personal lifestyles. 11 Apr-15 Jun 10 £2545 £325 There are sixty-one private Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites. Wellness-inspired dining 16-30 Jun 10 £2660 £325 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2845 £325 experiences complete the journey, with fishetarian and raw food spa cuisine. 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £2625 £325 1-30 Nov 10 £2755 £350 Elegant Facts 1-9 Dec 10 £2910 £350 • 61 Pool Villas & Pool Villa Suites 10-18 Dec 10 £3090 £350 • SPA: Varied Life Passage packages provide guests access to an integrated programme and Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private skilful, professional and compassionate guidance to help them through life’s challenges car transfers. • KIDS: Bookings are not accepted for children under 16 years old, however the grown-up aura TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phuket Airport – of peace and tranquillity that this ensures, is delightful 25 minutes. • Prices include three spa cuisine meals a day, two holistic wellness treatments daily and a Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beach Pool Villa £80 wellness consultation to £85, Two Bedroom Hill Pool Villa Suite £215 to £295 & Two • Outdoor swimming pool, day sala, music library and butler service Bedroom Beach Pool Villa Suite £270 to £350. • All Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites are spacious, bright and airy, beautifully combining elegantly Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus designed architecture and furnishings inspired by the best of the natural world, to create an £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. uncompromised standard of luxury • Of the two restaurants, The Point restaurant serves intensely flavoured, uncooked cuisine grown on the grounds of the resort and gathered daily by the team of chefs Elegant Opinion “Achieving personal lifestyle goals was never so easy or luxurious. Fifteen years as global leader of premier spas culminates with this inclusive 21st century wellness resort.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 28 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
  25. 25. THAILAND NEW Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Krabi Sophisticated in its design and enjoying a magnificent location, Phulay Bay’s expansive villas Prices per person in a Resort Pavilion, including breakfast, from: and suites feature private plunge pools, sheltered outdoor baths and showers and unspoiled Depart 7 nights Extra nights views of the ocean. Contemporary architecture and accents of Thai culture work together to 6-15 Jan 10 £2095 £190 create an environment where relaxation and enjoyment are the very bedrock of the guest 16 Jan-7 Apr 10 £1950 £190 experience. Offering a tantalising selection of casual and formal dining options, inspired by 8-15 Apr 10 £1875 £190 flavours from around the world, the resort’s eclectic restaurants present a culinary voyage to 16 Apr-30 Jun 10 £1905 £175 tempt any palate while at the ESPA spa, a wide variety of renewal and rejuvenation 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2090 £175 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1865 £175 treatments will ensure you leave in a blissful state of relaxation. 1-21 Nov 10 £1950 £190 Elegant Facts Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private car transfers. • 54 villas TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Krabi Airport – 40 minutes. • SPA: ESPA’s first resort spa in Thailand features a wellness studio, relaxation areas, treatment Room supplements from (per person, per night) Ocean Pavilion £15, rooms for both couples and singles, even a VIP treatment area with a private outside entrance Beach Villa £65 to £70 & Royal Villa £370 to £395. • KIDS: Children welcome Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Facilities include a gym with state of the art TechnoGym fitness equipment and an outdoor £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. infinity-edge swimming pool • Guests can choose from International cusine at Jampoon, specialist seafood grills at Lae Lay Elegant Offer and contemporary Thai at Sri Trang, while Chomtawan offers more casual options throughout Complimentary Nights the day Stay 5 for 4 or 10 for 8. Valid 16 Apr-31 Oct 10 inclusive. • Ask about cookery classes, Thai batik painting or a climb up the 1237 steps to the top of a mountain to see the giant Buddha statue • The area is surrounded by a plethora of natural attractions: beaches, coral reefs, islands, forests with hidden caves and waterfalls and the Panom Benja National Park Elegant Opinion “There are outstanding opportunities to explore the area’s wealth of natural beauty with pristine islands and Panom Benja National Park.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 29
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  27. 27. THAILAND NEW Soneva Kiri by Six Senses Koh Kood This brand-new luxury resort from Six Senses is located in the east of Thailand on the remote Prices per person in a Hill Villa Suite, meals extra, from: island of Koh Kood, famed for its tropical forests, dramatic waterfalls, and traditional village Depart 7 nights Extra nights life. Set either on the hillside or beachfront of this 102-acre luxury site, the resort’s villas all 10-15 Jan 10 £6130 £695 overlook the beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Thailand. 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £5975 £695 Dining venues here range from exciting – the unique treetop dining pod – to intimate moonlit 1-7 Apr 10 £4085 £420 dinners on a private stretch of beach, but all cuisine is made from organic produce freshly 8 Apr-15 Jun 10 £3970 £420 selected from the resort’s own garden. 16-30 Jun 10 £4085 £420 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £4270 £420 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £4050 £420 1-30 Nov 10 £5525 £630 Elegant Facts 1-9 Dec 10 £5680 £630 • 29 Pool Villas 10-18 Dec 10 £5860 £630 • SPA: Enjoy a personalised sensory journey at the Six Senses Spa designed to pamper mind, Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private body and spirit car transfers. • KIDS: The Kids’ Den is a delight for parents, and the wide range of creative experiences TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Bangkok Airport – 1 hour available ensure youngsters will be kept fully amused light aircraft transfer & 5-minute boat transfer. • Private beach with watersports Room supplements from (per person, per night) Beach Villa Suite & • Fully-equipped gymnasium, tennis courts and cinema Cliff Villa Suite £115 to £185, Beach Villa Suite with Spa £260 to £330 • Twelve dining options including two bars and a wine cellar & Cliff Villa Suite with Spa £260 to £330. • Treat yourself to a stay in a Pool Villa – surrounded by dramatic water features, several even Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus boast private spa suites £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. • Dining at Soneva Kiri is a delight for the senses, with the sumptuous food complemented by Elegant Offer the treetop or private beach location • Guests can enjoy private excursions to see the beautiful areas around the Gulf of Thailand Complimentary Nights • The open-air cinema offers great entertainment, although you might easily be distracted by its Stay 4 for 3 or 7 for 5 & receive complimentary daily breakfast. Valid 10 Jan-31 Mar 10 inclusive. beautiful and unique over-water location Elegant Opinion “Whether you watch Hollywood classics at the overwater cinema, or dine high up in a treetop dining pod, Soneva Kiri is sure to amaze you.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555 31
  28. 28. THAILAND Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi Koh Yao Noi Overlooking the famed Phang Nga Bay’s monolithic limestone islands, the Six Senses Prices per person in a Pool Villa, including breakfast, from: Hideaway Yao Noi boasts a truly spectacular setting. It also sets a benchmark for luxury Depart 7 nights Extra nights resorts, thanks to Six Senses’ extraordinary attention to detail. A predominant use of wood 11-15 Jan 10 £2845 £240 and palm thatch gives the secluded villas a natural, airy feel – further enhanced by separate 16 Jan-31 Mar 10 £2690 £240 living rooms and distinctive, open-air bathrooms. By day, soak up the magnificent bay and 1-7 Apr 10 £2930 £270 forest views from your infinity-edge pool or, enjoy a treatment in The Six Senses Spa; by 8-10 Apr 10 £2815 £270 night, shower under the stars or enjoy a butler-run bath, before dinner in your private dining 11 Apr-15 Jun 10 £1795 £125 16-30 Jun 10 £1915 £125 area. A true ‘hideaway’ experience. 1 Jul-15 Aug 10 £2095 £125 16 Aug-31 Oct 10 £1875 £125 Elegant Facts 1-30 Nov 10 £2890 £270 • 56 villas 1-9 Dec 10 £3045 £270 • SPA: The Six Senses Spa offers traditional Thai cultural spa journeys to soothe mind and body Price includes flights from London with British Airways & private • KIDS: Children welcome. Babysitting is available at an extra charge, payable locally boat transfers. • Recreational facilities include a gym, tennis, scuba-diving and Thai cookery classes TRANSFER INFORMATION: Transfer time from Phuket Airport – • Two dining venues offer Tandoori, Italian, Mediterranean and Thai cuisine 1 hour by boat. • The location of the resort is breathtaking and the unique limestone karsts are a must-see Room supplements from (per person, per night) Pool Villa Sea View • Numerous activities and excursions allow guests to be as active as they wish, with options £65 to £135, Deluxe Pool Villa Sea View £95 to £170 & Pool Villa Suite including local tours and mangrove explorations, sailing, sea boat tours, diving and even rock Sea View £195 to £310. climbing for those seeking a little more adventure Flight supplements from (per person, each way) World Traveller Plus • Locally-sourced ingredients are used in the excellent restaurants, but it’s the dramatic glass £345, Club World £940 & First £1875. floor, complete with meandering creek underneath, which is the real talking point • Nightlife is limited so this is definitely more for those seeking peace and seclusion • Luxury, style and impeccable service abound and are noticable throughout the resort • Although there isn’t a main resort swimming pool, each villa does have its own fabulous, private infinity-edge pool Elegant Opinion “Breathtaking vistas of Phang Nga Bay’s rocky crags, plus luxurious private pool villas secluded on a picturesque tropical island – truly unforgettable.” For more detailed information about accommodation, restaurants and facilities, please visit our website www.elegantresorts.co.uk 32 ASIA & AUSTRALASIA RESERVATIONS 01244 897 555
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