27 September 2023

Special destinations for short getaways

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By Rama Gaind.

Hong Kong Harbour. Photo: Rama Gaind

“Work, Travel, Save, Repeat.” Why not? After all, as Oprah Winfrey said: “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Travelling is also the best way to learn and expand our horizons. It boosts one’s confidence, independence, self-awareness, problem-solving skills and freedom.

Of course, there’s that saying about “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” If you are so inclined and want to hunt for cheaper airfares, you will find them, which will allow you to navigate a foreign country, make new friends and overcome difficult situations.

Whatever vacation you’re looking for, from beach escapes to city breaks, you’ll find it with some limited-time luxury getaway offers from Qantas Holidays. Pick from a beachfront break in Bali where kids stay and eat breakfast for free, a luxurious Sydney city stay with a room upgrade, or a five-star Hong Kong hotel with daily breakfast and much more.

Choose an option with offers for hotel and inclusions or bundle it all by adding the airfare for better value. Booking deadlines are short, so don’t miss out. Here are some details on some ‘specials’.

The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection. This luxury oasis offers an unforgettable experience in a prime location in Legian, steps from Kuta Beach.

SO/Auckland. Photo: Rama Gaind

Alternatively, another option is Potato Head Suites and Studios, Bali. Cross Bali Breakers Bali where contemporary architecture meets luxury. Spend time relaxing at the beautiful private pools or explore the surf at Balangan Beach. Booking deadline for both these packages is 31 March 2023.

Special destinations

What about Vietnam and staying at the Melia Vinpearl Cam Ranh Beach Resort. This is a hotel package only. For a family-friendly, island escape head over to Shangri-La Yanuca Island, Fiji. Traditional Fijian architecture with a luxurious twist. Escape to paradise at this resort nestled on the private Yanuca Island.

Unwrap the mysteries of Hong Kong with a stay at Cordis Hong Kong – a five-star sanctuary of sophistication and style. Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak getaway showcases the best of Seminyak through its picturesque water views and luxurious interior.

Head for Phuket for a stay at Le Meridien Khao Lak Resort & Spa. Here you can enjoy a superb beachfront escape with all meals and beverages included, room upgrade and massages. Another accommodation option is at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket. The ultimate luxury resort that is complemented by a range of activities that are perfect for couples and families.

Pan Pacific Singapore.

If you want a luxury city break in Singapore, then look at Pan Pacific Singapore. It’s a newly-renovated luxury sanctuary in Marina Bay with daily buffet breakfast and room upgrade. Renowned for its excellent location, the hotel is within easy walking distance to the city’s most iconic sights. This dynamic destination is all yours to explore – from the bustling streets of Orchard Road to the scenic Botanic Gardens, and the iconic Marina Bay precinct.

The Peninsula Bangkok has some exclusive inclusions on breakfast, buffet dinner, spa credit and children aged 0-5-years-old can dine free of charge. SO/Auckland also has exclusive hotel inclusions (daily breakfast for two, room upgrade, drink voucher for two) or save by bundling it all together with airfares to get the maximum benefit.

When you need a breather, make the plan and execute it.


Qantas Holidays – 13 70 66

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