Two weeks in, and already planning your next getaway? So are we. This time, we’re going knee deep for escapades that nourish the soul – with Krabi‘s newly-reopened Amari Vogue and cookie trails by DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit in Thailand, and the return of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Sydney and Perth.

Refresh Your Senses at Amari Vogue Krabi, Thailand

Check in to paradise at Amari Vogue Krabi, which is nestled by the soft sands of Tub Kaek beach and the Andaman Sea. Experience head-to-toe pampering with fully-loaded therapies and treatments at the hotel’s Breeze Spa, enjoy sunset cocktails and tapas at Marco’s Restaurant and Bar, and hop on a long tail boat to the scenic Hong Island; or simply bask in the beauty of the resort – a marriage of rustic northern Lanna architecture and relaxed southern Thai influences.

From now till the end of March 2020, enjoy delicious savings with the Amari’s Welcome Back Package (S$241++ per night). More information here.

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2020

Laneway returns to Australia in February, headlined by electropop princess Charli XCX and English pop-rock group The 1975. From 27 January to 9 February 2020, Australia’s biggest music festival will hit six cities across the country with over 20 local and international artists, such as Omar Apollo, George Alice, and The Lazy Eyes. And there’s more good news for younger audiences – Laneway Festival Sydney and Laneway Festival Fremantle has officially lowered its age restriction to 16+ this year. In the meantime, don’t forget to donate and support bushfire efforts here.

More details here.

Explore China’s Ancient Tea Horse Road in Benzilan, China

Delve into the history of the Chinese southwest at LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan. Promising authentic guided excursions at the mountain town of Shangri-La, the luxury boutique hotel offers an escape from the broiling southeastern heat with stoic glaciers and tranquil mountain trails. Sign up for day treks to the culturally rich Niding Village, or kick up your feet to picturesque lakeside picnics at Napa Lake. If you’re lucky, you may even chance upon the black-necked crane, one of the world’s rarest birds.

More details here.

Indulge in Cookies with DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit

We’ve talked about DoubleTree’s Cookie Suite at Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort before. This time, grab your dessert-loving besties for a sugar high a little closer to town at DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit. The Girl’s Getaway food trail package includes a daily buffet for breakfast, Thai cooking classes for the afternoon, and two complimentary cocktails off for supper; and don’t worry if you fear a food coma in the morning – the deal empathetically sets guests up with late check-out till 3pm, too. Got a beau? The Couple’s Getaway has got you covered, with 25% off room service, breakfast in bed, and even personalised couple’s bathrobes, too.

Getaway packages are available from 1 Dec 2019 until 30 June 2020, with rates starting from THB 4300. More details here (Girl’s Getaway) and here (Couple’s Getaway).

Palmaïa, The House of AïA Opens In The Riveria Maya, Mexico

This year, Palmaïa, The House of AïA presents its pristine white beaches for all to enjoy. Expect a resort experience unlike any other, with a multitude of curated rituals and soul-cleansing ceremonies including cacao ceremonies, meditation, and the Rituals of Sound, which honors the culture of music from Tulum and Mykonos. And with private terraces boasting uninterrupted oceanfront views, rotating food trucks of ethically sourced local offerings, and a jungle spa based of ancient pain-relief therapies, the best of the Caribbean comes together for an unforgettable experience.

More details here.

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