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A very merry Christmas vacation

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 4 min read
A very merry Christmas vacation
Whether you are going home to visit relatives or just want a relaxing beach break, we have some suggestions for you
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The announcement of more borders opening up for vaccinated travellers was a welcomed relief. Now is the best time to travel as every place you visit, you will be met with holiday cheer. With that in mind, we have narrowed it down to four places.

A green Christmas

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) launches the Considerate Collection with the selection of Pimalai Resort & Spa as one of the pioneering 26 found- ing hotels in the collection. Considerate Collection is a new community of actively sustainable luxury hotels going the extra eco mile, proving that luxury is compatible with longevity.

Pimalai Resort & Spa is located in 100 acres of lush jungle on the Thai island of Koh Lanta. The property has 121 rooms, spacious suites, and spectacular villas with up to three bedrooms and private pools, plus world-class restaurants, a spectacular elevated infinity pool, non-motorised water sports, the award-winning Pimalai Spa and an impressive Sports Centre with full-sized tennis courts, this five-star, eco-friendly retreat is a place where guests come to relax and re-connect with nature.

Summer Downunder

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Celebrate Christmas Downunder as quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated citizens from Singapore to Australia is now open. To encourage more visitors Tourism Australia has launched The Yours to Explore campaign that re- minds Singaporeans of all the incredible experiences and destinations that await them in Australia.

Tourism Australia Managing Director Phillipa Harrison says, “As one of our largest inbound markets, we have long held strong tourism ties with Singapore, so we are really excited to be welcoming our friends from Singapore back to Australia.”

He adds, “We are inviting Singaporeans to take the opportunity to relax, reconnect with loved ones, and discover — or perhaps rediscover — some of the lesser-known parts of Australia that make us such an incredible holiday destination.”

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Tourism Australia is working with a range of key distribution partners to maximise to offer Singaporeans a range of amazing travel experiences they can book before or during their trip in Australia.

A season to heal

Head to Bali for some well-earned rest and stay at the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort offers guests a unique wellness experience with Balinese energy healers who are experts in holistic natural approaches to healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Try the Balinese Tibetan Sound healer session that is conducted by Vina Harya a certified Reiki master and a siddhi-level transcendental meditation practitioner, as well as a sound healer skilled with Tibetan singing bowl and mantra chanting.

Water Sound Healing with a Tibetan Singing Bowl is an immersive experience that allows one to feel complete weightlessness of body and mind. The external world will melt away and guests will experience a new way to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate the mind, restoring the body’s natural frequency and acting as a starting point to address many different ailments.

Vina guides clients on spiritual experiences that cleanse and remedy the mind and body with focused Kundalini and transcendental meditation techniques, cleansing sound therapies, and replenishing Reiki healing. Vina specialises in healing trauma for women.

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Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort has been fully accredited in Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia for fulfilling the assessment accreditation.

A cultural trip

Lisbon is your destination of choice and your accommodation partner is Six Senses Lisbon that has been designed with outstanding- ing craftsmanship, comfort, natural materials, and light in mind to ensure both an escape, with seclusion while offering seamless ac- cess to the city on the doorstep. From your location, you can check out the city’s cultural highlights such as the Coliseu Theater, Politeama Theater, and, for fashionistas, the emblematic Liberdade Avenue is just a few metres away.

Six Senses Lisbon has unique outdoor spaces including a rooftop terrace with views over the city and a private central garden featuring vine-covered glass atriums, cosy corners, and communal seating with Portuguese fabrics and natural fibres.

Your holiday essentials

Pack all your holiday shopping in a Rimowa Essential Cabin that is splashed in bold graphic in the shape of paint dripping down the suitcase’s exterior.

For a trip to a farmer’s market, carry Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage Filet that has a vintage vibe with its net design.

Protect your eyes with this aviator Santos Dumont by Cartier. The frames are characterized by shapes in metal that are finished with signature screws and geometrical temple tips referencing the original elements of the watch.

For long walks in the country, the Berluti Fly sneaker with rich leather layering in assertive tones and a slit of decorative all-around, zig-zag stitching is for you.

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