Travel news: Places to stay and play

If you love travelling (like we do), we’re sure you’re always on the hunt for a new hotel or destination to head to for your next holiday! Here are some great spots and hotel deals to check out.

Cambodia Calling

Six Senses Krabey Island has something to off er the whole family: private pool villas with sundecks and alfresco dining spaces; activities ranging from watersports and snorkelling to cooking classes and organic farm visits; and a kids’ club for ages four to 12. It’s also just a 10-minute drive from Sihanouk International Airport to the reception jetty, and a 15-minute boat ride to the island.

Six sense

Beach Break

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort has opened as part of the new Desaru Coast development in Southern Malaysia. Just a 90-minute drive from Singapore, the new property has bright sea-facing rooms offering views of the South China Sea. Each room also includes The Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed.

The Westin Desaru

Amazing Arrival

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has launched a special “raft check-in” for guests transferring from Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay on the southwest coast. Instead of the usual 90-minute land transfer, you can opt for a 60-minute private car ride followed by a two-hour journey down the Ayung River. Beats queuing at a check-in counter!

Four Seasons bali

London Escape

COMO Metropolitan London will be opening 10 luxury residences in June adjacent to its current property along Brick Street in Mayfair. The two-bedroom residences offer the same perks as the hotel, including 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping and access to a 24-hour concierge who can help to book appointments at the hotel’s wellness centre, restaurants and more.


Italian escape

Just opened in the famous Chianti wine region of Italy is COMO Castello Del Nero, Tuscany. The gorgeous historic property features 50 rooms and suites and is just a 30-minute drive from Florence and Siena. You can also enjoy a heated outdoor pool, go for therapies and treatments at COMO’s signature spa, and dine at Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant helmed by executive chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro. Fantastico!

Como Italy

Villa on the Mekong

Located on a river islet in the heart of the Mekong Delta, Azerai Resort Can Tho has opened four new villas to complement its existing 60 rooms. The new three-bedroom, four-bedroom and five-bedroom villas come with private pools and an optional dedicated host who can assist with private concierge services, including any dining arrangements.


Fun in Fiji

Laucala Island has undergone a recent stylish interior makeover. Located off the east coast of Fiji’s Vanua Levu, the exclusive private island resort has added oversized day beds, chairs and rugs to its villas, while the pool bar also been transformed, with new natural wicker armchairs, teak tables, oversized pots and lanterns with fl oating candles.


Singapore with Families

Pan Pacific Singapore’s “Great Fun-mily Escapade Package” allows you to stay in refreshed themed rooms that the kids will love. They come with adorable bedding, a cute teepee and little ones’ amenities packed in a mini-sized piece of luggage. Bath-time is fun too, thanks to toys, child-sized robes and bedroom slippers. There’s a weekend treasure hunt where you can redeem a special treat; or just visit the swimming pool for a dip and a play with the pool toys. The package includes breakfast each morning at buffet restaurant Edge.

Pan Pacific sg

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