7 June, 2012

So long Hong Kong! Long weekend getaways for HKSAR Day

7 June, 2012

So long Hong Kong, hello mini-break! To celebrate the long weekend for HKSAR Day, boutique travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have sourced hot offers for stylish stays in Phuket, Bali and Singapore. So if you’ve been waiting for the perfect excuse to book that getaway, look no further…

The Pavilions, Phuket

Style Sino chic
Setting Sunset-bathed hilltop

The three-day weekend has romance written all over it, so whisk your loved one away to The Pavilions, Phuket, a 48-villa haven in the heart of party-ready Phuket. This exclusive resort is a child-free zone, so total relaxation is guaranteed. Luxury pool villas are secluded behind high walls, so they’re ideal for private dining, sun-kissed napping and cheeky splashes à deux. If you can drag yourselves away from these seductive surrounds, a fine-dining restaurant and sleek bar await.

For a limited time, you can up the love factor with this exclusive offer – book the Just the Two of Us here two-night package through Mr & Mrs Smith and you’ll get a host of heart-racing extras. How does daily champagne breakfast, a 90-minute spa treatment for two and a welcome foot massage grab you? We thought so… Snap it up quick-smart while rooms are still available.

Alila Villas Soori

Style Sleek sea-kissed sanctuary
Setting Jet-black sand, jade green rice paddies

If you want to get off the beaten track, south-west Bali beckons. For a blissed-out beach escape, fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport, then head an hour’s drive north-west to Alila Villas Soori, a dashing designer den overlooking the Indian Ocean. Here, 48 sublimely minimalist pool villas sit between verdant rice paddies and the shimmering black-sand beach, all with jaw-dropping ocean views and pared-back interiors.

Gourmets will go into a spin over the fabulous Western and Balinese fare at Cotta restaurant (think black truffle risotto or creamy duck curry) and the spanking-fresh seafood at casual eatery Coast, just steps from Kelating Beach. Sybarites will swoon over the hotel’s spa policy – US$200 a day buys you unlimited treatments, so you can be pummelled and pampered to your heart’s content. Plus, if you book now through Mr & Mrs Smith, you’ll get 20% off room rates – pocket the savings and put them towards a shopping spree in Seminyak, just an hour away.

Check out Jaime’s full review of Alila Villas Soori here.

Capella Singapore

Style Clash of the centuries
Setting Southern Sentosa Island

Sitting pretty on Sentosa Island, luxury hotel Capella Singapore is a city stay with a difference. Set on 30 acres of lush peacock-dotted lawns that lead down to the South China Sea, this elegant escape teams old-world charm with contemporary styling. Spend your days sashaying between the soothing Auriga Spa, three-tiered swimming pool and alfresco day-beds at Bob’s Bar, where they mix a killer Cumquat Sidecar.

Though you’ll feel miles away from Singapore’s bustling centre, you’re still handily placed to seek out the boutiques of Orchard Road and dip into the city’s world-class dining scene – or just book a table at Cassia, Capella’s acclaimed Chinese restaurant. We know what you’re thinking – I need more time! Well, as luck would have it, Mr & Mrs Smith are offering four nights for the price of three at Capella Singapore, so that long weekend can now last half a week. Genius.

To book a stylish Smith stay visit www.mrandmrssmith.com or call the expert Travel Team on 800 905 326. What’s more, BlackSmith membershipis now free for life, so book through Smith to receive life-enhancing extras and exclusive offers at more than 850 hotels and holiday houses around the world.

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