Mind and body wellness
There’s a new place to get pampered as The Lux Collective opens LUX* Grand Baie in Mauritius. The boutique-style resort offers beachside living, exciting dining concepts, as well as state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facilities. Staying healthy is our main priority and the resort offers the weary traveller a holistic approach to wellness — a key component of the LUX* Me Spa & Fitness programme. The programme offers a unique balance of indoor and outdoor wellness experiences with a wide array of weekly fitness and wellness classes, such as strength and functional training, HIIT, cycling, soft-sand running, and yoga, for both small and large groups. Personal training and specialised urban fitness retreats, integrating the latest exercise science principles, will also be available for individual needs and goals.
Picture shows the Hammam Wellbeing Experience at LUX* Grand Baie
A walk through history
Take a trip to Israel and immerse yourself in the history of a place that has a diverse range of cultures and religions. A place that has seen its fair share of numerous rulers and empires rise and fall over the centuries, Israel is a fascinating destination that is a vibrant, cosmopolitan country steeped in rich, intricate history. Explore the place with Scott Dunn's seasoned team of travel experts who are deeply familiar with Israel and all its intricacies.
Here's one trip that will appeal to history buffs: Visit one of Israel's oldest cities, Beit She'an. Often overlooked by tourists, it has played an important role in history due to its strategic location between the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley. The city holds some of the Middle East's most well-preserved ruins: Here, you can relive some of ancient Rome's most glorious structures.
Other must-visits include Acre, a harbour city that holds claim to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on Earth. Most famously, Acre was the last city held by the Crusaders in the 13th century: Retrace their footsteps in the impressive underground Crusader City, an interconnecting network of passages, tunnels and chambers.
Besides Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has a lot more to offer FCC Angkor by Avani’s Pack & Go package provides globetrotters seeking last-minute getaways with visa on arrival, VIP fast-track at the airport, return airport transfers and other benefits — traveling to Siem Reap has never been easier. Here are some of the marvelous activities you can enjoy.
Phare performers use theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to depict unique Cambodia tales. Artists comprise students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s vocational training centre in Battambang. Suitable for all ages, this is one of the most entertaining evening activities in town.
Learn how to use the pottery wheel and Khmer carving tools to throw a pot on the wheel and fashion Cambodian ceramics under the guidance of experienced, local instructors.
Explore wildlife and flora and fauna of the jungle via Angkor Zipline, the only zipline inside the Unesco World Heritage site of Angkor Archaeological Park.
This is the only wakeboard park in the Kingdom of Cambodia and is designed for riders of all levels. Activities include knee boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding with jumps and rails for more advanced players. There’s also a huge inflatable obstacle course dubbed Adventure Island that lets you climb, bounce and slide your way through the different parts of the course that floats on water.
Foodies will be taken to great places where only the best is served with Taste Siem Reap, a company that has helped thousands of people discover local hidden restaurants, bars and galleries. From local delicacies and fine dining plates to cocktail bars and entertainment venues, guests get to experience them all.
Still going strong
Trafalgar has for 75 years welcomed more than five million happy guests. Today, it is proud to be the world’s most-awarded travel brand, operating more than three hundred itineraries across all seven continents. So if you want a travel expert to plan your holiday, Trafalgar is the go-to company.
For the adrenalin-loving folks, try the Active & Hiking itineraries that combine adventure and fitness. Guests will embrace the wonders of the great outdoors, with endless hiking trails and opportunities for rock climbing, rafting, and mountain climbing through some of the US’s most iconic locations. A key highlight is Trafalgar’s 11-day Colorado Active Adventure, offering access to some of America’s most epic natural landscapes. The spectacular trip incorporates hiking at Mesa Verde, a Unesco-listed site, and cider-tasting at Talbott’s Cider Company.