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					THAILAND
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PHUkeT




                                  exPerIeNce
My FAvOUrITe fulfill a childhood dream
“My first excursion allowed me to
                                                                                                              CurrenCy: THAI BHAT

and travel to a destination I’ve wanted to visit for as long                                                  PriCe of a beer: $1.80
as I could remember. I took a day trip day trip to Phang Nga
Bay, which is where the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the                                                    PoPulation: 76 THOUSAND
Golden Gun’ was filmed...” - Adam

                     To Khao Lak

                                         PHANG NGA
                                                                            LOcAL GrUB
                                                                            Phuket’s floating seafood restaurants (known in Thai as ‘krachang’) can be
            Mai Khao Beach
                                                                            found along the east coast of Phuket. Here you’ll find amazingly fresh fish,
                                    Phuket Bay
                                                                            crabs, prawns and other seafood in floating wood-and-net enclosures. Try
                    Heroines                                                the huge Thai Oysters served with chilli, garlic, lime and herbs.
                   Monument      AIRPORT
             Nai Yang Beach
                            Wat Phra Nang Sang


              Nai Thon
                Beach
                               Wat Phra Thong
                                                        Po Bay
                                                                            USeFUL INFO
                                                                            Shopping in Phuket can be pretty chaotic but it can also be heaps of fun
             Bang Tao Bay                                                   if you approach it with the right attitude. Just remember that bartering
           Bang Tao Beach
          Pansea Beach
                                    Thalang                                 brings the best results when done with a sense of humour and a big
                                National Museum
             Surin Beach                                                    friendly Thai smile!
         Laem Sing Beach
         Kamala Beach                              Koh
                              PHUKET               Maphrao

              Kalim Beach
              Patong Beach
                                        Phuket
                                                                            THe weATHer
                                         Town                               Ask the local Thai’s about the weather in Phuket and you usually get the
                                                                            answer “same same but different”. Southwest monsoon season is from
               Karon Beach                                                  May to October, but you’ill find the climate in Phuket is typically balmy and
                                                   Makham Bay               tropical, with temperatures that are fairly consistent year round.
                                                  Panwa Bay
                Kata Beach           Chalong
                                       Bay        Cape Panwa
             Kata Noi Beach
                                      Koh Lon
                                                   Koh Aeo
             Nai Ham Beach                        Koh Hae (Coral Island)
                                   Rawai Beach




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    PATONG




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    BeAcH                                                                                                      PATONG
                                                                                                                BEACH                      3
                                                                                                                                                                          4

                                                                                                                                                                To Phuket Town


    The largest beach and thumping heart of all the                                                                                                                      8
    action in Phuket. Famous for its white sandy beach
    and large concentration of clubs, restaurants and                                                                                      Main Tourist
                                                                                                                                              Area
    shopping - let Patong entertain you.
    toP 5 things to do                                                                                                                                          Fresh Market
    1.    Hit Patong Beach all day and Bangla road all night                                                                             Post O            ce
    2.    Take a songthaew into Phuket Town
                                                                                                                                  7              2
    3.    Fine dine Thai-style at Baan rim Pa restaurant                                                                                                                              9
    4.    Get a suit tailor-made for seriously peanuts                                                                     5
                                                                                                                                   6
    5.    Hire a motorbike, park it and then try finding it!                                                               1
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    1    duangjitt resort & sPa                               2   Patong beaCh lodge                                   3   ibis Phuket Patong hotel
This swanky resort is situated just a five minute         This comfy lodge-style hotel is set among                If you’re after a tranquil oasis in the heart of
stroll from Patong Beach on 36 acres of tropical          tropical gardens on a hill with views out over           buzzing Phuket only 500m from Patong Beach,
garden. Shady coconut palms, blooming exotic              the water. It’s only a short walk to the beach,          look no further. This modern, fun and friendly
plants, as well as doves and mynah birds that             but still close to all the action of Patong - only       hotel offers 260 comfortable rooms, all of which
have made the gardens their home combine to               a five minute drive away. you’ll love the large          are spacious and amazingly well-equipped.
ensure every moment of your stay is tranquil.             outdoor pool complete with poolside massage              relax in the restaurant serving Thai style tapas
All the beautifully designed rooms have private           and cocktail bar. The open ocean view restaurant         indoors or out in the open air, laze away beside
balconies and loads of amenities. Set in a                looks out over the lush tropical garden and is a         the perfect pool or load up on Singhas and Mai
tranquil, landscaped garden, the gorgeous spa             tasty feed too. ensuite rooms have air-con, Tv           Tais at the 24hr bar - and later, munch on tasty
offers all kinds of indulgent treatments.STAy             and private balconies with heavenly views.QHOL           food at the 24hr takeaway service!STAy

•        3 swimming pools                                 •       Pool                                             •       Pool
•        2 restaurants                                    •       restaurant                                       •       restaurant
•        Pool side snack bar                              •       2 bars                                           •       24hr bar
•        Lobby lounge bar                                 •       Massage                                          •       Massage
•        Day spa                                          •       wi-Fi                                            •       Free bicycles
•        Gym, sauna & Jacuzzi                             •       Business centre                                  •       Pet-friendly
•        Beauty salon                                     •       Parking                                          •       Tv lounge & games room

    fr    $45      Per Person Per night tWin share            fr   $20       Per Person Per night tWin share            fr $35         Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                 dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                 dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                            + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3; Stay 7 nights
    valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                                                                                           pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.



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PATONG BeAcH
        4   deevana Patong resort & sPa
       Surrounded by secluded lush tropical gardens,           ProPerty features:
       this resort and spa offers tranquility and a
       relaxing pace of life away from the bustling            •   3 pools
       crowds. The 232 rooms, just a short walk                •   3 restaurants
       from Patong beach, are equipped with all the            •   Bar & pub
       amenities to ensure an unforgettable and truly          •   Day spa & beauty salon
       relaxing stay. The thing you’ll love about this
                                                               •   Gym
       place is the price - it really is great value for
       money when you weigh it up. It’s packed full of         •   Activities desk
       all the facilities you want, including restaurant,      •   Free shuttle to Patong Beach
       bar and gym. Make sure you try the Deevana Spa
       for an extensive range of spa favourites too.STAy       room features:
                                                               •   Air-con
                                                               •   Mini bar
         fr $38         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                               •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                             •   Internet
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.   •   Hairdryer
         valid 1 Oct10-19Dec10, 1 Apr11-19 Dec11.
                                                               •   Balcony




        5   banthai beaCh resort & sPa
       On five acres of land amid lush gardens facing          ProPerty features:
       the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea,
       the 290 rooms of this modern resort boast               •   Pool
       contemporary Thai design and architecture, all          •   restaurant
       with full amenities. The location is excellent          •   Bar
       too, right in the centre of Patong Beach. Not           •   Gym
       to mention the fabulous pool area - it is ah-
                                                               •   Tennis court
       may-zing! we’re talking three large free-form
       swimming pools with swim-up bars *wowee*.               •   Activities desk
       you’ll love the Jacuzzis, steam and sauna rooms
                                                               room features:
       too. Hit the gym if you feel the urge to exercise
       or give yourself an extra treat at the luxurious        •   Air-con
       spa boasting exotic therapies and massage.STAy
                                                               •   Mini bar
                                                               •   Tea & coffee area
         fr $58         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                               •   Internet
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                             •   Hairdryer
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4.   •   Balcony
         valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                               •   Bathrobes




        6   burasari resort
       If you’re looking for a small and intimate place to     ProPerty features:
       stay, you can’t go past this stylish resort located
       only 100m from Patong Beach. The entire layout          •   2 pools
       of the resort is set around the two swimming            •   restaurant
       pools, fringed with frangipani trees, palms and         •   2 bars
       a fabulous swim-up bar. Spa Burasari boasts an          •   Day spa
       awesome ‘menu’ of alternative healing rituals
                                                               •   Activities desk
       and detox packages that will make you feel fab.
       The rooms are decked-out with the full list of          •   Parking
       amenities, including air-con, cable Tv, wi-Fi
                                                               room features:
       and private balconies. The vibe is modern and
       totally boutique, making this resort perfect for        •   Air-con
       couples.STAy                                            •   Mini bar
                                                               •   Tea & coffee area
         fr $54         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                               •   wi-Fi
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                             •   Hairdryer
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.   •   Balcony
         valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                               •   Beach towels & bags

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PATONG BeAcH




                                                                                                                SOUTH eAST ASIA
        7   horizon Patong beaCh resort & sPa
       Located across from Patong Beach and in the                            ProPerty features:
       heart of the shopping area and entertainment
       district, this resort is within walking distance to                    •   2 pools
       just about everything! It’s easy-access location                       •   2 restaurants
       makes it very popular, as do the well-presented                        •   2 bars
       rooms. All the accommodation is simple, clean                          •   Day spa
       and great value for money. The two resort
                                                                              •   Gym
       swimming pools are an alternative to the
       turquoise sea and white sands if you feel the                          •   Parking
       need for an uber-lazy day. choose to chill out                         •   kids club
       with an exotic drink at the bar, hit-up one of the                     •   Free shuttle to karon Beach
       two restaurants or relax with a session at the
       day spa.QHOL                                                           room features:

                                                                              •   Air-con
         fr $45         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   Mini bar
         dates: 16 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                           •   Tea & coffee area
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3; Stay 4 nights,
         pay 2. valid 16 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.




        8   royal Paradise hotel
       In the heart of popular Patong, this hotel                             ProPerty features:
       breathes comfort. It’s within 5 minutes walking
       distance of the Jungceylon Department Store                            •   2 pools
       for shopping, Bangla road for pubs and bars,                           •   4 restaurants
       and the beach too. The rooms are modern                                •   Bar
       and luxurious, all equipped with air-con and                           •   Day spa & massage
       full amenities, plus most come with private
                                                                              •   Gym
       balconies. resort facilities include a split level
       swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and a spa                         •   Parking
       complete with traditional Thai massage. There’s
       plenty of cuisine choice to tickle those taste                         room features:
       buds, plus the chance to boogie the night away                         •   Air-con
       at the hotel’s disco and bar!STAy
                                                                              •   Mini bar
                                                                              •   cable Tv
         fr $71         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   In-room movies
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Tea & coffee area
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.                  •   Hairdryer
         valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.




        9   andaman CannaCia
       This resort is set against a beautiful mountain                        ProPerty features:
       backdrop overlooking the white sands of kata
       Beach and the crystal clear waters of the                              •   Pool
       Andaman Sea. It’s only a 400m walk down to                             •   restaurant
       kata Noi Beach and 15 minutes by car to Patong                         •   Pool bar
       Beach. Pamper yourself silly at this island spa                        •   Day spa
       escape - you’ll feel very regal staying in one of
                                                                              •   Beauty salon
       the very stylish rooms where you get your own
       robe and fluffy slippers. For maximum bliss,                           •   Gym
       throw in a spa treatment, salon appointment and                        •   Activities desk
       a dip in the pool.STAy
                                                                              room features:
                                                                              •   Air-con
                                                                              •   cable Tv
         fr $109           Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   Mini bar & fridge
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Tea & coffee area
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 9 nights,   •   Safety deposit box
         pay 6; Stay 10 nights, pay 7. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                              •   Hairdryer

         call 1300 676 561 to book
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PATONG BeAcH
       10   merlin beaCh resort
       This 4.5-star resort is a tried and tested fave,                               ProPerty features:
       renowned for its coconut palms, tropical gardens
       and being fantastic value for money. It’s located                              •   3 pools
       on its own secluded Tri Trang Beach for max                                    •   4 restaurants
       privacy. Patong is super easy to get to too -                                  •   4 bars
       only minutes away in the resort’s free shuttle.                                •   Day spa
       There’s a choice of specialty restaurants, bars
                                                                                      •   Gym
       with evening entertainment and a day spa for
       your indulgence. All rooms feature balconies                                   •   Tennis court
       overlooking the sea or pool. Or you can splash                                 •   kids club
       out (literally) for pool access rooms too – they
       come highly recommended but are limited so                                     room features:
       you’ve gotta be quick!QHOL
                                                                                      •   Air-con
                                                                                      •   Mini bar
         fr $94         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                      •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-20 Dec 11                                                    •   Internet
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,          •   Hairdryer
         pay 5; Stay 12 nights, pay 6. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                                      •   Balcony




       11   Phuket graCeland resort & sPa
       This modern 4-star resort is located smack-                                    ProPerty features:
       bank in the centre of Patong, right on Patong
       Beach overlooking the Andaman Sea. It’s a great                                •   2 pools
       choice for families or ‘big kids’ wanting to be                                •   2 restaurants
       entertained with plenty of things to do - there’s                              •   2 bars
       a bowling alley on-site here! Simply awesome.
                                                                                      •   Day spa
       The resort’s luxury features also include two
       pools, gym, restaurant and day spa. This is all                                •   Gym
       refreshingly mixed with genuine Thai hospitality                               •   Jacuzzi
       for a friendly and happy stay. Most rooms                                      •   kids club
       offer sea views and are all fully equipped with
       mod-cons for your total comfort. There are                                     room features:
       interconnecting rooms available too.QHOL
                                                                                      •   Air-con
                                                                                      •   Mini bar
         fr  $58        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                      •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-15 Nov 11                                                    •   Internet
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights, pay 5;   •   Hairdryer
         Stay 12 nights, pay 6; Stay 14 nights, pay 7. valid 1 Apr 11-15 Nov 11.
                                                                                      •   Interconnecting rooms




       12   Patong merlin hotel
       This popular resort boasts an awesome location                                 ProPerty features:
       - right in the heart of buzzing Patong Beach,
       nestled amongst acres of swaying coconut palms                                 •   Pool
       and flowering gardens. The friendly service here                               •   restaurant
       is outstanding, as is the pool area; the entire                                •   Bar
       hotel weaves its way around three beautiful                                    •   Massage
       aquamarine sculptured swimming pools in a
                                                                                      •   Gym
       labyrinth of curved walkways and palm trees.
       The rooms are equally divine; classic, modern                                  •   Lift
       Thai style with dark timber features, complete                                 •   Parking
       with everything you can imagine, including
       balcony. This place comes highly recommended                                   room features:
       and is great value.QHOL                                                        •   Air-con
                                                                                      •   Mini bar
         fr  $72        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                      •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-20 Dec 11                                                    •   Internet
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights, pay 5;   •   Hairdryer
         Stay 12 nights, pay 6; Stay 14 nights, pay 7. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                                      •   Balcony

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    kATA &




                                                                                                                                                                                                              SOUTH eAST ASIA
                                                                                                                                                         4

                                                                                                                             To Patong Beach




    kArON
                                                                                                                                                                            Karon Temple
                                                                                                                                                                     6




    BeAcH
    karon is Phuket’s second-largest beach, known
                                                                                                                               KARON
                                                                                                                               BEACH
                                                                                                                                                                                To Phuket Town




    for its white sand and pristine waters. The newly                                                                                                   2
    popular kata is a smaller beach just south of karon
    - relatively quiet and perfect for families.                                                                                                                                3       Kata Temple

    toP 5 things to do                                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                    5

    1.    Hit Patak & Luang Pho chuan roads for yummy food
    2.    walk on squeaky soft sand at karon Beach
    3.    visit the impressive temple of wat chalong
    4.
    5.
          witness amazing views from karon view Point
          ride elephants at kok chang & meet the resident monkeys
                                                                                                                                             KATA
                                                                                                                                              NOI




    1    sugar Palm kata resort                          2   PeaCh hill hotel & resort                                                   3   alPina Phuket nalina
This cool little oasis is a mix of simplicity and    This cosy resort is tucked into the midst                                               resort & sPa
sophistication, built around “sanuk” or simply -     of spectacular green valley, surrounded by                                      enjoy a laid-back, relaxed vibe with personalised
having fun! very chic and ultra-hip, this is the     mountains and looking out to the Andaman Sea -                                  service that will make you smile. chill amongst
perfect place to stay with a group of mates,         stunning views! Located between kata and karon                                  the luxury of your surroundings and the many
with plenty of hang-out areas and a very social      Beach, it’s a seven minute walk to kata Beach                                   facilities on offer, including outdoor swimming
vibe. right on kata beach, the resort coexists in    and only 15 minutes drive to Patong Beach.                                      pool, six restaurants, a delightful spa and fitness
stunning contrast with the turquoise backdrop        Lounge by the pool, head to the beach or hang                                   centre. Anything you need is no problem, be it
of the Andaman Sea. you’ll be pampered from          out at the nearby shops and eateries. All the                                   sorting out day trips or even having your laundry
the moment you step into your stylish room that      modern rooms come with ensuite and have cable                                   done! All rooms enjoy pool views with some
over looks the central swimming pool.STAy            Tv, air-con and wi-Fi access.STAy                                               offering direct pool access.STAy

•        Pool                                        •       3 pools                                                                 •       Free-form pool
•        Sundeck                                     •       restaurant                                                              •       Private beach area
•        restaurant                                  •       Pool bar                                                                •       6 restaurants
•        Bar                                         •       Day spa & massage                                                       •       Day spa & Beauty salon
•        Day spa                                     •       Beauty salon                                                            •       Free wi-Fi
•        Gym & sauna
•        24hr reception

    fr    $29      Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $38        Per Person Per night tWin share                                  fr   $71       Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 May 11-1 Oct 11                             dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                                       dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights, pay 5;       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 2; Stay 6 nights,
                                                         Stay 10 nights, pay 6; Stay 14 nights, pay 8. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.         pay 3. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.



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kATA & kArON BeAcH
         4     Centara villas Phuket
        Majestic and panoramic views are the signature                            ProPerty features:
        of this unique island retreat. Set on an incline
        surrounded by a luxurious tropical backdrop,                              •   Pool & spa
        these spacious villas are all sea-facing, giving                          •   2 restaurants
        the resort a dramatic ambiance while reflecting                           •   2 bars
        a unique Thai atmosphere. Direct access to the                            •   Day spa
        wide-sweeping karon Beach is literally just steps
                                                                                  •   Gym & sauna
        down from the pool area by a coastal pathway,
        about a five minute walk. And Patong is only                              •   24hr reception
        a 5-10 minute ride away in the resort’s free                              •   Internet
        shuttle. In a nutshell, this bungalow-style resort
        feeds an atmosphere of privacy and relaxation                             room features:
        ideal for couples and honeymooners.STAy
                                                                                  •   Air-con
                                                                                  •   Mini bar
             fr $61         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                  •   cable Tv with movies
             dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Tea & coffee area
             + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights,   •   Hairdryer
             pay 4; Stay 10 nights, pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.




         5     sugar Palm karon resort
        This hip and trendy hotel embodies the spirit of                          ProPerty features:
        youth. Zen-esque serenity with a healthy dash of
        glitz makes the swimming pool the focus of the                            •   Pool
        resort. The massive sundeck extends out over                              •   restaurant
        the water like a pier. And for a real treat, the                          •   24hr reception
        Deluxe Pool Access rooms come complete with                               •   room service
        your own private patio - so you can step out
                                                                                  •   elevator
        of your room and jump straight in! To get you
        looking and feeling your best there is a luxury                           •   Laundry facilities
        spa on site as well. The uber-cool rooms have
        all kinds of great gadgets including LcD Tv, DvD                          room features:
        player, multi-channel cable and in-room wi-Fi.STAy                        •   Air-con
                                                                                  •   Flat screen Tv
                                                                                  •   Hairdryer
          fr    $29      Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                  •   wi-Fi
          dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                               •   Safe
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                           •   Bathrobes




         6     Centara karon resort
        This modern mid-rise resort is divided into four                          ProPerty features:
        zones, catering to individuals, couples and those
        who are after a little luxury. It’s a 45 minute car                       •   Pool
        ride from Phuket Airport and is located smack-                            •   restaurant
        bang in the centre of the popular karon resort                            •   Bar
        area so you’re close to everything. The beach is                          •   Gym & sauna
        a short three minute stroll away from the resort
                                                                                  •   24hr reception
        - but if you’re really feeling lazy, you won’t have
        to walk very far to find something to do. Float                           •   Laundry facilities
        away in one of the three swimming pools, relax                            •   Internet
        in the spa, or hop around the variety of bars,
        restaurants and cafes on site - there is plenty to                        room features:
        do here!STAy                                                              •   Air-con
                                                                                  •   cable Tv
          fr    $47      Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                  •   In-room movies & music
          dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                               •   Fridge
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights,      •   Tea & coffee area
          pay 4; Stay 10 nights, pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                                  •   Bathtub & shower

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PHUkeT BeAcHeS




                                                                                                                          SOUTH eAST ASIA
         7     evason Phuket, raWai beaCh
        This resort & spa is located at rawai Beach on                         ProPerty features:
        the east coast of Phuket, set amongst 64 acres
        of landscaped gardens, facing the Andaman Sea.                         •   3 pools
        Travelling time from the airport is 45 minutes,                        •   5 restaurants
        Phuket town 25 minutes and 40 minutes to                               •   5 bars
        Patong Beach (where the nightlife lives!). How                         •   Day spa
        would you like access to your own private
                                                                               •   Gym
        island? well hello there – just a short 15 minute
        ride in the hotel’s complimentary long-tail boat                       •   volleyball & tennis courts
        will bring you to Bon Island, a beach paradise                         •   Shuttle to Phuket & Patong Beach
        exclusively for the use of the evason’s guests.                        •   Long-tail shuttle boat to Bon Island
        Awesome.QHOL
                                                                               room features:
                                                                               •   Air-con
              fr$79          Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •   Private balcony
             dates: 11 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                        •   Mini bar
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 10 nights, pay 8.                 •   Hairdryer
          valid 1 Apr 11-27 Dec 11.
                                                                               •   cable Tv




         8     manathai resort, surin beaCh
        Located in the heart of beautiful and tranquil                         ProPerty features:
        Surin Beach, this boutique 52-room resort is
        nestled at the edge of tropical white sands and                        •   Pool
        incredibly clear water. The resort oozes style                         •   restaurant
        and relaxation, from the beautiful decor in the                        •   Breakfast cafe
        rooms and large open-air public spaces, to the                         •   Private beach
        restaurant with views of the beach and lapping
                                                                               •   Day spa
        sea. Awaken to the warmth of the morning
        sunrise in the vivid and luxurious east facing                         •   Library
        Lanai wing or watch the sun go down on the
                                                                               room features:
        west facing Suite wing.STAy
                                                                               •   Air-con
                                                                               •   Mini bar & fridge
                                                                               •   cable Tv
          fr   $89        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •   cD/DvD player
          dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Hairdryer
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.                  •   wi-Fi
          valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.




         9     tWinPalms Phuket, surin beaCh
        Feeling fancy? Stay 5-star at Twinpalms located                        ProPerty features:
        on stunning Surin Beach, right near Patong
        Beach, close to shopping and championship golf                         •   Pool
        courses. This boutique resort is renowned for                          •   Private beach area
        its style, innovative restaurants and excellent                        •   Beachfront restaurant
        spa facilities. It boasts a huge pool area, lush                       •   Pool bar
        tropical gardens and is home to catch Beach
                                                                               •   Breakfast cafe
        club; regarded the most exclusive place in
        Phuket to be seen sipping on a cocktail. rooms                         •   Day spa
        take on a minimalist, modern design and are,
        of course, completely luxurious – with all the                         room features:
        amenities you require. For a 5-star stay, this                         •   Air-con
        place is great value for money.QHOL
                                                                               •   Mini bar & fridge
                                                                               •   cable Tv
           fr   $117         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •   cD/DvD player
          dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Hairdryer
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2; Stay 6 nights,   •   Safe
          pay 4. valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                               •   wi-Fi

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                                                                                                                                     Airport
                                                                                                                                                 Ferry Piers
                                                                                                                                            Ferry Piers




cHANG
Did you know that 75 percent of koh chang’s
                                                                                                                                Ferry Piers
                                                                                                                                       Ferry Piers



                                                                                                         White Sand
gorgeous green forest remains completely                                                                   Beach        1
untouched? Like your own private piece of paradise,                                                             Pearl
get in first before everyone else does…                                                                         Beach
                                                                                                                                                                            Salakkok
toP 5 things to do                                                                                             Klong Prao                                                     Bay
                                                                                                                 Beach           2
1.      Help bathe and feed elephants at one of the many camps                                                                  3      KOH CHANG
2.      Paddle along the mangrove tidal canals of Ban Salak kok                                              Kai Bai Beach
3.      Trek up to witness a beautiful four-storey waterfall
4.      Go diving off shore to explore a 1941 French shipwreck                                                 Lonely Beach
5.      visit the cosy fishing village of Ban Bang Bao                                                         Bailan Beach
                                                                                                                                                                 Salakphet
                                                                                                                                                                    Bay

                                                                                                                                                      Wai Chel Beach




    1   Chang buri resort & sPa                           2   barali beaCh resort                                           3   koh Chang troPiCana
Described by our travellers as one of the best        If you’re after a low-key base to keep a lazy                             resort & sPa
on koh chang, this resort is centrally located        schedule, check into this little resort situated                  Nestled on klong Prao Beach, this tranquil resort
close to shops and restaurants. The rooms are         in the heart of klong Prao Beach in the west of                   has spacious bungalow accommodation in a
beautifully presented; clean, stylish and spotless.   koh chang. It boasts clean, comfortable rooms                     tropical garden setting. It’s good value for money,
The ocean sunset views are nothing short of           with air-con, Tv, mini bar, hairdryer & balcony;                  too. The rooms are designed for your utmost
awesome and the swimming pool overlooking the         attractive architecture and a fancy-pants infinity                comfort featuring luxury Thai wooden furniture
sea is stunning – order lunch by the pool, it comes   pool. It may not have all the features of a big                   and a sophisticated tropical beach vibe. Add to
highly recommended! And if that isn’t enough to       resort, but if want somewhere quiet to relax to                   this everything you need to kick back and relax,
convince you, the staff are extremely friendly,       the max after a long of day sight-seeing, this                    including air-con, fridge, tea and coffee, day bed,
making you feel right at home.QHOL                    place is perfect.QHOL                                             balcony - even bathrobe and slippers!QHOL

•       Pool                                          •       Pool                                                      •       2 pools
•       restaurant                                    •       restaurant                                                •       restaurant
•       2 bars                                        •       Pool bar                                                  •       3 bars
•       Day spa & Massage                             •       Day spa                                                   •       Day spa & Massage
                                                      •       water sports                                              •       Table tennis & darts
                                                      •       Shuttle service



     fr $36         Per Person Per night tWin share        fr  $91         Per Person Per night tWin share                   fr $65        Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Apr 11–31 Mar 11                            dates: 1 Apr 11–31 Mar 11                                          dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                      + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3; Stay 7 nights,
                                                                                                                             pay 5. valid 16 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SOUTH eAST ASIA
                                                                                                                                                                        Ruins of Church




LANTA
want to run away and never be found? Quietly
                                                                                                                                                 Saladan
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                                                                                                                                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                   Ferry Piers      KOH
                                                                                                                                                                                 LANTA NOI


nestled between the Phi Phi Islands and the
mainland, koh Lanta yai is the ultimate hideaway.
Think lush jungle and pristine, white sand shores.
                                                                                                                                                               5

toP 5 things to do
                                                                                                                                                                    2
1.        Find your very own stretch of secluded beach *cartwheels*
                                                                                                                                                                   Mai Kaeo Cave
2.        visit Lanta old town & the historic Gypsy House
3.        See the traditional Sea Gypsy ceremony ‘Loy-rua’                                                                                          KOH LANTA YAI
                                                                                                                                                                                 Waterfall
4.        visit hidden forest caverns at Tham khao Mai kaew                                                                                                                 3
                                                                                                                                                                                 6
5.        Stroll along the beautiful Orchid Nursery Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                National Park
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lighthouse




    1      sri lanta                                                                       2      Costa lanta                                             3    Phra nang lanta
keen to stay green? This eco-friendly resort is                                        Not your typical beach resort. If you’re after a               The charm of Phra Nang Lanta is that
designed for comfort and engineered to have a                                          stay oozing with charm and personality, this                   none of the rooms are the same. each has
low impact on the environment. Set on the white                                        is it. Sleep in stand-alone cabanas or luxury                  been individually designed, based on local
sands of klongnin Beach, this boutique villa                                           ‘boxes’ from which you can truly appreciate your               surroundings and what type of traveller you are.
resort is not only eco-friendly but exceptionally                                      surroundings. retractable wooden doors open                    There are 15 rooms with something for couples,
idyllic. Imagine a white sand beach at your                                            up, so you can feel the sea breeze while lying                 families, wild-young-things – even nan and
front door and 12 acres of tropical bush in                                            in your romantic king size bed, complete with                  pop get a gig! Set among coconut groves, the
your backyard! And if you’re really up for being                                       mozzie net! The resort was designed by Thai                    rooms are just steps away from the 80m private
pampered, lock in a few hours at the SriSpa for a                                      architect Duangrit Bunnag to live harmoniously                 beachfront and come complete with private
lux treatment.QHOL                                                                     within its natural surroundings.QHOL                           balcony, day bed, ensuite and more.STAy

•         Pool                                                                         •         Pool                                                 •        Pool
•         restaurant                                                                   •         restaurant                                           •        restaurant
•         Beach bar                                                                    •         Bar                                                  •        Bar
•         Day spa & yoga                                                               •         Massage                                              •        Massage
                                                                                       •         Shop                                                 •        BBQ area
                                                                                                                                                      •        water sports
                                                                                                                                                      •        cooking & yoga classes

        fr $40         Per Person Per night tWin share                                         fr $68         Per Person Per night tWin share              fr  $84       Per Person Per night tWin share
        dates: 1 Apr 11-19 Dec 11                                                              dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                   dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

        + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 2. Stay 8 nights,                 + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.             + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.
        pay 4; Stay 12 nights, pay 6. valid 1 Nov 10-19 Dec 10, 11 Jan 11-31 Mar 11.           valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.                                   valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.



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        4   Cha da beaCh resort & sPa
       This 4-star resort is located on the clean, white                      ProPerty features:
       sands of klong Dao Beach and is renowned
       for its warm and friendly atmosphere. villas                           •   2 pools
       and suites have everything you need including                          •   restaurant
       air-con, balcony, hairdryer and mini bar. The two                      •   2 swim-up bars
       lagoon shaped pools will spoil you with ocean                          •   Gym
       views and swim-up bars. There’s also a health
                                                                              •   Day spa, sauna & beauty
       club should you feel the sudden urge to jump
       on a treadmill after gorging on cocktails, or the                      •   Mini-mart
       vimala Spa if you require pampering.STAy                               •   Library & Internet

                                                                              room features:
                                                                              •   Air-con
                                                                              •   Mini bar
         fr  $75        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Private balcony
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 2; Stay 6 nights,   •   Internet
         pay 3. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                              •   Hairdryer




        5   raWi Warin resort & sPa
       Splash out and go 5-stars at this luxury resort                        ProPerty features:
       that extends from the beach to the lush, green
       hillside overlooking klong Tob Bay. The first                          •   4 pools
       thing you’ll notice is the main swimming pool                          •   7 restaurants
       right on the beachfront, with an infinity design                       •   Day spa
       that blends the edge of the pool with the blue                         •   Gym
       ocean. wowee. Add to that rooms that have
                                                                              •   Mini movie theatre
       everything you need and an exquisite hillside
       planted with over 10,000 trees and flowers – it’ll                     •   Tennis court
       be very hard to leave.QHOL                                             •   wi-Fi & library
                                                                              •   Diving centre

                                                                              room features:
                                                                              •   Air-con
         fr  $73        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   Mini bar
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Nov 11                                            •   Tea & coffee area
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.                  •   Private balcony
         valid 1 Apr 11-31 Nov 11.
                                                                              •   Internet




        6   Pimalai resort & sPa
       Going nuts? This place is set in a cashew nut                          ProPerty features:
       plantation! It is built within the rainforest and
       has direct access to 900m of pristine white sand                       •   2 pools
       beach. The remote location makes it perfect                            •   5 restaurants
       for a complete escape – set well away from                             •   5 bars
       the crowded beaches and other resorts on koh                           •   Day spa
       Lanta. The rooms are exquisitely appointed
                                                                              •   Gym & tennis courts
       with tropical polished wooden floors, bamboo
       blinds and dark wood furniture. They come with                         •   Free water sports & bicycles
       everything you’d expect, from air-con to private                       •   Library & Internet
       balcony.QHOL
                                                                              room features:
                                                                              •   Air-con
                                                                              •   Mini bar
         fr  $142           Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                              •   Tea & coffee area
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                            •   Private balcony
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 2 nights, pay 1; Stay 7 nights,   •   Bathrobes
         pay 5. valid 15 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.
                                                                              •   Hairdryer

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   krABI




                                                                                                                                                            SOUTH eAST ASIA
MyofFAvOUrITe -exPerIeNce
“Lots snorkelling opportunities the water was crystal
                                                                                                              CurrenCy: THAI BHAT

clear and the temperature of a bath. Unfortunately we fell                                                    PriCe of a beer: $2.80
asleep on the beach (in the shade we might add) and had a
small sun burning incident...cath definitely won’t be sleeping                                                PoPulation: 25 THOUSAND
on her back tonight!” - cath & Olivia
Tubkaak                              Nong Thale
Beach
                                                         Krabi Town
                                                         Krabi Airport
                                                                             LOcAL GrUB
                                                                             Go for southern specialities such as the hot & sour fish curry (kaeng som)
             Laem Hang Nak                                         AO SIEW   and the chilli prawn dip (nam phrik kung sot) at a restaurant called Jao Sua
                                                                             - people’s choice for best Thai in town. It’s always packed with an eclectic
                                                                             crowd, especially after bars close at 1am. It offers a real taste of krabi.
 Klong
 Muang
 Beach

                                                                             USeFUL INFO
                                                 5                           with over 200,000 monks, Thailand is one of the strongest Buddhist
                             Nopparat    1           2
                             Thara Beach
                                                                             countries in the world – a serene spirituality pervades just about
                                             3                               everything and everyone.



                                                                             THe weATHer
                                                           6
                                         AO NANG
                                                                         4
               KRABI                                     Railway
                                                                             krabi follows a similar climate to Phuket with average temperatures around
                                                         Beach
                                                                             24ºc to 32ºc year round. The best time to visit is November to March
                                                                             when humidity and temperatures average 28ºc and cool breezes keep
                                                                             things comfortable. It’s hot April to May and wet September to October.




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    1   krabi suCCess beaCh resort                                            2   krabi Cha da                                                                3      red ginger ChiC resort
This scenic resort is set on the white sands                              Nestled in the foothills and ideally situated                                   with stunning views of nearby Thana National
of Nopparatara Bay, just a 15 minute stroll                               in the heart of Ao Nang, this new boutique                                      Park and just 200m from the centre of Ao Nang
from popular Ao Nang. explore the beautiful                               resort reflects both Thai and chinese charm.                                    Beach, this chic resort has only 63 rooms, giving
surroundings, relax by the pool or enjoy a                                It is beautifully set within lush gardens with                                  it a very exclusive feel. The swanky rooms boast
massage in the tranquil gardens. The spacious                             spectacular views over the Andaman Sea and is                                   an ultra-cool contemporary design with bright,
Thai style rooms are set amidst the National                              great value for money too. The rooms personify                                  bold colours. each comes fully equipped with
Park area and all lead down to the swimming                               style with funky furnishings, intimate private                                  private balcony and loads of mod-cons. work
pool and beach. Air-con, cable Tv, minibar, safe                          balconies, air-con, mini bar, Internet and more.                                out in the al fresco gym, bask in the beautiful
and a private balcony all come standard in rooms                          Laze in one of the two stunning pools and take                                  swimming pool with a cocktail in hand and laze
for your complete comfort.STAy                                            full advantage of your free daily brekky.STAy                                   away in the bubbling Jacuzzi.STAy

•       Pool                                                              •       Pool                                                                    •         Pool
•       restaurant & bar                                                  •       restaurant & bar                                                        •         Jacuzzi
•       24hr reception                                                    •       Gym                                                                     •         restaurant & 2 bars
•       Massage & spa                                                     •       Activity desk                                                           •         Day spa available at Pakasai resort
•       Laundry facilities                                                                                                                                •         Activity desk


    fr   $45       Per Person Per night tWin share                            fr   $40       Per Person Per night tWin share                                      fr  $72        Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                                 dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                                           dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.                       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.                             + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2; Stay 6 nights,
    valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.                                                 valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.                                                           pay 4; Stay 9 nights, pay 6. valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.




    4   krabi thai village resort                                             5   Centara grand beaCh                                                         6      anatara si kao resort & sPa
A short walk to Phra Nang Bay, this is one                                        resort krabi                                                            Located on changlang Beach, south of krabi only
of krabi’s newest resorts. The traditional                                This resort is located in its own private bay,                                  an hour from the airport, this resort is a natural
design, earthy colours, huge interiors and                                Pai Plong, with half a kilometre of beachfront                                  refuge that almost feels surreal. For starters,
breezy walkways are automatically calming                                 and smashingly stunning views. There’s plenty                                   there are more pine trees than people here. All
and welcoming. The natural beauty of krabi is                             to keep you occupied – gym, day spa, beauty                                     rooms have spectacular views of the Andaman
captured by the spectacular swimming pool,                                salon, shops, swimming pools, plus a water                                      Sea and the tiny islands that dot the horizon.
complete with sparkling waterfalls and fountains                          sports centre for all the sailing and snorkelling                               And if you want to detox, quit smoking, lose
reflecting shimmering rays of sunlight. Order a                           you can handle. rooms and villas have garden or                                 weight or simply discover a healthier lifestyle
fun and fruity drink at the swim-up bar, laze on                          ocean views and include everything you’ll need,                                 - the spa here offers an array of programs for
the big sundeck and take it all in.STAy                                   including flat-screen Tvs.STAy                                                  you.QHOL

•       Pool                                                              •       2 pools                                                                 •        2 pools
•       4 restaurants & 2 bars                                            •       4 restaurants & 2 bars                                                  •        6 restaurants
•       Day spa                                                           •       Day spa & Gym                                                           •        Day spa & Gym
•       Gym                                                               •       Tennis court & diving centre                                            •        kids club
•       Tropical gardens                                                                                                                                  •        Diving centre

    fr   $89        Per Person Per night tWin share                           fr  $139          Per Person Per night tWin share                               fr     $110       Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Dec 11                                                 dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                                       dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3; Stay 12 nights,       + bonus Breakfast incl daily.       Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.
    pay 6. valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.                                          pay 5. Stay 12 nights, pay 6. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                         valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11


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  kOH SAMUI




                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH eAST ASIA
        FAvOUrITe exPerIeNce
My decided to go for a traditional Thai massage. Not as
“we all
                                                                                                                 CurrenCy: THAI BHAT

hardcore as we have been told, however still very interesting.                                                   PriCe of a beer: $2.80
There was some pulling of the limbs and twisting of the body,
sometimes putting us into compromising positions... although it                                                  PoPulation: 55 THOUSAND
was still nice!” - emily, emma & Jessica
                                                             Choeng Mon


                             Maenam Bay
                                                               Beach
                                                                               LOcAL GrUB
                                                                     AIRPORT
                                                                               For internationally acclaimed restaurants boasting 5-star dining, you’ll love
                                                       Big Buddha              chaweng Beach. If high-quality reasonably-priced Thai food is more your
                                          Bophut Bay
                                                                               style, then Lamai is your best bet for a variety of tasty tucker. And for a
                                                                               romantic dinner for two, you can’t go past beach-side dining at Bophut.
            Ferry Piers
            Nathon


                                                                               USeFUL INFO
                                                                               If you get the chance, travel south of Nathon (Samui’s capital) for a look at
                          KOH SAMUI                        Chaweng
                                                                               the unknown, less touristy koh Samui. Lipanoi Beach is very beautiful and
                                                           Beach               will most likely be totally empty apart from a few fishing boats - so it’s all
                                                                               yours! The famous beach club ‘Nikki Beach’ also calls Lipanoi Beach home.

        Ferry Piers                                             Chaweng
                                                                Noi Beach


                                                        Lamai
                                                                               THe weATHer
                                                        Beach                  In contrast to other regions, koh Samui doesn’t really have a well-defined
   Taling
   Ngam                                                                        rainy season. There might be sunless periods for a few days during the
   Beach
                                                                               monsoon month of November but a part from that - sun! July to September
                                                                               & December to February are popular months (hot with occasional rain).



                              Laem Set Beach




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                                                                                                                                                                      Airport
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                                                                                                                      Chaweng Temple                                         9
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This is where all the koh Samui action is. renowned                                                                                                        2
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for its deep blue waters, white sand beaches &                                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                                                                                       CHAWENG
water activities. Plus a buzzing nightlife - bars,                                                                                                         15           BEACH
restaurants, markets and ladyboys!
toP 5 things to do
1.      Hit the beach - this beautiful white stretch is Samui’s best                                   21                          18
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2.
3.
        Get dusty at one of many local night spots
        Take up Thai boxing at the local Muay Thai stadium
                                                                                                                                                         CHAWENG NOI
4.      Stop at quirky Hin Ta & Hin yai – rocks or private parts?!
                                                                                                                                                            BEACH
5.      you’re free to jetski without a licence so jump to it


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    1   ChaWeng resort                                   2   Chaba samui resort                                                                     3      samui natien resort
A slice of paradise for a refreshingly affordable    Located in the heart of chaweng Beach, this                                                cool, modern and unashamedly avant-garde, this
price at a good location - on the best stretch of    resort spans both sides of the road and comes                                              place has shunned the tired ‘traditional’ Thai
chaweng Beach, within a short walk to the main       highly recommended by our travellers. If you’re                                            look. It’s located on the secluded end of chaweng
shopping area. Ideal for travellers on a budget,     after something clean and comfy in a cracking                                              beach and within easy reach of all major
these tastefully furnished, spacious bungalows       location, you’ll love your stay here. The Ocean                                            shopping and nightlife areas. rooms and villas
boast plenty of mod-cons including hot showers,      wing rooms are your best bet if you’re after                                               are simply designed and include everything you
air-con, Tv, safe and fridge. And for a tiny bit     space, a balcony and a more resort-style vibe.                                             need for a comfy stay including cable Tv, fridge,
more, the Superior bungalows are definitely          The pool area is massive (there are plenty of                                              air-con and balcony. Facilities include gym,
worth the extra spend. you’ll love the two beach-    sunbeds around) and you’re only a few steps                                                sauna, Jacuzzi and fantastic freshwater pool. The
side swimming pools and the tasty seaside            away from the best part of chaweng Beach.QHOL                                              terrace restaurant is one of the best in town and
restaurant.STAy                                                                                                                                 the bar kicks on till the early hours.STAy
                                                     •       Pool
•       Pool                                         •       restaurant                                                                         •         Pool
•       restaurant                                   •       Swim-up bar                                                                        •         restaurant
•       Gym                                          •       Internet access                                                                    •         Bar
•       Internet                                     •       Parking                                                                            •         Gym
                                                                                                                                                •         Tv Lounge
                                                                                                                                                •         Internet

     fr $40        Per Person Per night tWin share       fr   $63       Per Person Per night tWin share                                                 fr  $38        Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 May 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Aug 11-30 Sep 11       dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11                                                                      dates: 1 May 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Oct 11-1 Nov 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 10 nights, pay 5; Stay 12 nights,                       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,
                                                         pay 6; Stay 14 nights, pay 7; Stay 16 nights, pay 8. valid 16 Apr 11-19 Dec 11.                pay 8; Stay 14 nights, pay 11. valid 1 Apr 11-30 Nov 11.



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                                                                                                                      SOUTH eAST ASIA
        4    nora lakevieW hotel
       Bang in the heart of buzzing chaweng, this great                                 ProPerty features:
       hotel delivers quality and style on a budget. It’s
       a one minute walk to the main entertainment                                      •   restaurant
       and shopping area, 100m from the famous                                          •   Irish pub
       chaweng Beah and only five minutes away                                          •   24hr reception
       from the airport by car. The plush rooms come                                    •   Internet
       equipped with absolutely everything you need for
                                                                                        •   Air-con in public areas
       a fabulous stay - including power showers, flat
       screen Tv and individually controlled air-con.
                                                                                        room features:
       conceptually designed for travellers who prefer
       budget accommodation to be clean and stylish,                                    •   Air-con
       this place is great value-for-money and puts you                                 •   Flat screen Tv
       in perfect position to enjoy the island from your
                                                                                        •   cable channels
       doorstep.STAy
                                                                                        •   Shower with bathtub
          fr  $24        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                        •   Safety deposit box
          dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11

          + bonus Stay 7 nights, pay 6; Stay 8 nights, pay 7; Stay 9 nights,
          pay 8. valid 1 Nov 10–19 Dec 10, 16 Apr 11–15 Jul 11, 16 Sep 11–31 Oct 11.




        5    nora ChaWeng hotel
       This beautiful hotel is located in the centre of                                 ProPerty features:
       chaweng Beach, only two minutes walk to the
       beachfront, shopping areas and trendy nightlife.                                 •   Pool
       rooms are spacious and contemporary, offering                                    •   restaurant
       great value for money in a location that’s hard                                  •   Bar
       to beat. One thing that really stands out about                                  •   Day spa
       this place are all the special little extras on offer
                                                                                        •   Internet
       - rooms feature complimentary bottled water,
       electronic safes, power converters, bathrobes                                    •   Shop
       and slippers. There’s also free high speed
       internet throughout the property. The little                                     room features:
       things that make all the difference! Facilities                                  •   Air-con
       include a stunning pool and luxury health spa.STAy                               •   cable Tv
                                                                                        •   Mini bar
          fr  $49        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                        •   Tea & coffee area
          dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11                                 •   Hairdryer
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6; Stay 8 nights,
          pay 7; Stay 9 nights, pay 8. valid 1 Nov 10–19 Dec 10, 16 Apr 11–15 Jul 11,
          16 Sep 11–31 Oct 11.




        6    the island resort
       This comfy island oasis on chaweng Beach                                         ProPerty features:
       is only a short walk from all the shopping
       and nightlife. Dotted with coconut palms, the                                    •   Pool
       modern thatched bungalows have been recently                                     •   restaurant
       renovated and offer private balconies with                                       •   Bar
       garden or sea views. The comfortable bedrooms                                    •   Activities desk
       come complete with individually controlled
                                                                                        •   Function room
       air-con, teak floors, dressing tables and private
       bathrooms. The beach-side Lim Lay restaurant                                     •   Parking
       offers a selection of yummy dishes where you
                                                                                        room features:
       can pull up a table right on the beach. Perhaps
       you’d like a massage on the beach too – the day                                  •   Air-con
       spa has unique Balinese and Thai treatments
                                                                                        •   cable Tv
       ready to relax you.STAy
                                                                                        •   Fridge
          fr  $32        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                        •   Dressing table
          dates: 1 May 11-1 Jun 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Dec 11                                  •   Balcony
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily.



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        7   kandaburi resort & sPa
       This elegantly renovated resort is located just                                     ProPerty features:
       five minutes away from the hustle and bustle of
       chaweng Beach and chaweng road – so it’s close                                      •   2 pools
       to town without being too close. The stylish                                        •   5 restaurants
       rooms are big and spacious, including air-con,                                      •   3 bars
       cable Tv and internet access. you’ll experience                                     •   Day spa
       quality service from the friendly Thai staff here
                                                                                           •   Gym
       who are always willing to help. The resort itself
       features two pools, three bars and five tasty
                                                                                           room features:
       restaurants – the food here is exceptional. And
       best of all, a stay here won’t break the bank as                                    •   Air-con
       the kandaburi is great value for moolah. what                                       •   Bath
       more could you ask for really?QHOL                                                  •   Mini bar
                                                                                           •   Tea & coffee area
         fr  $115           Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                           •   Internet
         dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-23 Dec 11                                     •   Hairdryer
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3.
         valid 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11.




        8   Chaba Cabana beaCh resort & sPa
       Designed to create the feeling of a tropical                                        ProPerty features:
       tribal resort - welcome to a land of sea, sun
       and fun! The resort is set on a wide stretch of                                     •   2 pools
       chaweng Beach and is fantastically equipped                                         •   restaurant
       with two seaview swimming pools, beachfront                                         •   Bar
       bar and restaurant with excellent reviews, plus a                                   •   Day spa
       team of beachfront masseurs for your ultimate                                       •   Sauna
       enjoyment. rooms here are classic, clean and
                                                                                           •   Internet
       comfortable, boasting everything you need, from
       air-con and cable Tv to a spot to make a cuppa                                      •   Shop
       tea or coffee. Ideal for couples and families
                                                                                           room features:
       alike, this fab resort will leave you beaming with
       happiness.QHOL                                                                      •   Air-con
                                                                                           •   cable Tv
         fr  $85        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                           •   Mini bar
         dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11                                     •   Tea & coffee area
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 10 nights, pay 5; Stay 12 nights,              •   Overhead fan
         pay 6; Stay 14 nights, pay 7; Stay 16 nights, pay 8. valid 16 Apr 11-19 Dec 11.




        9   muang samui sPa resort
       This stylish new 4.5-star resort comes highly                                       ProPerty features:
       recommended for its impressive rooms and
       central location smack-bang on the beach in                                         •   Pool
       chaweng’s shopping and restaurant area. while                                       •   2 restaurants
       it is in the heart of the hustle and bustle; within                                 •   Bar
       walking distance to all the restaurants, pubs                                       •   Day spa
       and shops, the resort itself is quiet and relaxing.
                                                                                           •   Gym
       The rooms here get a great wrap-up from our
       travellers, complete with private balcony, spa
       bath, bathrobes and air-con for the ultimate                                        room features:
       indulgence. eat at one of the two restaurants,                                      •   Air-con
       jump into the gym or laze around the monster                                        •   Spa bath
       free-form swimming pool.QHOL                                                        •   Mini bar
                                                                                           •   Tea & coffee area
         fr  $112           Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                                           •   Balcony
         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-19 Dec 11                                     •   Hairdryer
         + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.                               •   Bathrobes
         valid 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-19 Dec 11.
                                                                                           •   cD player

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10     amari Palm reef resort                                                 11   blue lagoon hotel                               12      baan sumi resort
       & sPa                                                              This is a popular resort in an excellent location        Imagine a place where you can step out from
This island oasis is shaded by palm trees, located                        at the northern and quieter end of chaweng               your hotel onto the warm, white sand of
at the northern end of chaweng Beach only a                               Beach. The resort spans both sides of the main           chaweng Beach - here it is! Baan Samui is
short walk from the shops and restaurants. The                            road, built within tropical gardens that lead            friendly and informal, boasting the kind of
contemporary rooms are bursting with space and                            through to the beach. Being one of the smaller           hospitality you can only find in Thailand. The
a natural ambiance - all feature a private balcony                        resorts on chaweng, the staff and service                restaurant and swimming pools both sit near
or terrace. Swimming pools, spa and gym are just                          here is excellent. The rooms are spacious, well          the beachfront for relaxing *OMG* views. Deluxe
some of the fabulous facilities. The Deluxe rooms                         maintained and face out onto the beach; so you           rooms and Suites in low-rise accommodation add
and the Italian restaurant here are among the                             can step out your door and fall into one of the          to the laid-back and comfy vibe, complete with
best in chaweng!QHOL                                                      complimentary deckchairs.QHOL                            Tv, mini bar, slippers, bathrobes and more.QHOL

•     2 pools                                                             •        Pool                                            •      2 pools
•     Jacuzzi                                                             •        restaurant                                      •      2 restaurants
•     restaurant & bar                                                    •        Bars                                            •      Bar
•     Day spa                                                             •        Gym                                             •      Activities desk
•     Gym                                                                 •        Shop                                            •      Airport transfers


    fr  $87        Per Person Per night tWin share                             fr   $95       Per Person Per night tWin share          fr  $72        Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11                              dates: 1 Nov 10-20 Dec 11                               dates: 1 Apr 10-14 Jul 10, 1 Sep 10-19 Dec 10

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,        + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                           + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3; Stay 6 nights,
    pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11.                                                                                                   pay 4; Stay 8 nights, pay 5. valid 15 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11.




13     nora beaCh resort & sPa                                                14    the library                                    15      Centara grand beaCh
Set in lush gardens with a spectacular hillside                           Love to read? you’ll love this boutique hotel,                   resort koh samui
setting and on a quiet stretch of beach, this                             designed with you (and really good books) in mind.       Grand by name and grand by nature. A few nights
secluded and private resort feels like a little                           Amongst the old trees and beachfront area, this          in this magnificent resort will leave you feeling
village - but you’re still close enough to all the                        hotel features a gigantic library filled wall-to-wall    like royalty. Set amongst a haven of tropical
action of central chaweng. with stunning beach                            with books, DvDs, music; even an iMac corner.            foliage, experience raw relaxation as you glide
views, a lovely big pool and a sensational spa, a                         So you can read by the pool, on the beach, at the        serenely through the massive outdoor pool
permanent ambience of tranquility and relaxation                          restaurant - wherever you like. each room comes          under a canopy of sun-drenched sky. you can
pervades every sun-splashed aspect of this                                standard with 42-inch plasma Tv, DvD player,             always head over to the spa for a massage too.
beautiful resort. The casual, stylish rooms have                          wireless headphones and personal computer with           All opulent rooms are sea facing with private
all the luxuries you’d expect.STAy                                        Internet.STAy                                            balconies.STAy

•     Pool                                                                •        Pool                                            •     Pool
•     restaurant & bar                                                    •        restaurant                                      •     5 restaurants & 4 bars
•     Day spa                                                             •        Bar                                             •     Day spa & Gym
•     Gym                                                                 •        Beachfront access                               •     kids club
•     Internet                                                            •        Massage                                         •     Tennis court

    fr  $95        Per Person Per night tWin share                             fr   $199         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $136          Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11                              dates: 1 May 11-31 Jul 11, 1-31 Oct 11                  dates: 1 May 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6; Stay 8 nights,                                                                 + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,
    pay 7; Stay 9 nights, pay 8. valid 1 Nov 10–19 Dec 10, 16 Apr 11–15                                                                pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11.
    Jul 11, 16 Sep11–31 Oct 11.


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16     thai house beaCh resort,                                               17   Centara villas samui,                                                     18     the imPerial boat house,
       lamai beaCh                                                                 natien beaCh                                                                     Choeng mon beaCh
A minute’s walk from stunning Lamai Beach,                                Nestled on a stretch of private beach at the                                       Set on the unspoiled beach of choeng Mon, only
start the day with a dip in pool, followed by a                           southern tip of koh Samui, this wonderful                                          a five minute drive from chaweng, this resort
relaxing Thai massage before downing 2-for-1                              resort will wash away every worry *grin*. Just                                     is partly comprised of teak wood rice barges
cocktails as the sun goes down. The big rooms                             steps from the enticing pool, you can choose to                                    converted into hotel rooms - needless to say
boast private balconies with views of the garden                          unwind on the hotel’s very own beach instead.                                      the timber features are stunning. It boasts
or sea and are all styled in modern Thai decor.                           The exotic villas cascade down a gentle hillside                                   two swimming pools; one in lush gardens, one
Prepare to be spoilt in your room with air-con,                           to the beachfront. All rooms boast modern                                          by the sparkling beach. All the rooms have
fridge, coffee & tea area, cable Tv, wi-Fi access,                        amenities and private balconies with views of the                                  private terraces and are packed with mod-cons,
hairdryer and more.STAy                                                   gardens or ocean. you’re just 15 minutes away                                      including air-con, mini bar and cable Tv.QHOL
                                                                          from the nightlife of Lamai too.STAy
•     2 pools                                                                                                                                                •     2 pools
•     Jacuzzi                                                             •        3 pools                                                                   •     restaurant
•     restaurant & bar                                                    •        Beach-side restaurant & bar                                               •     Day spa
•     Laundry facilities                                                  •        Day spa                                                                   •     Massage
•     Internet                                                            •        PADI dive centre                                                          •     Internet & library

    fr  $64        Per Person Per night tWin share                             fr   $61       Per Person Per night tWin share                                    fr  $78        Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 May 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11                              dates: 1 May 11-31 Jul, 1 Sep11-31 Dec 11                                         dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-23 Dec 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5; Stay 14 nights,        + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 8 nights, pay 4; Stay 10 nights,               + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3; Stay 8 nights,
    pay 10. valid 1 May 11-15 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11.                      pay 5; Stay 12 nights, pay 6. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11.       pay 4; Stay 10 nights, pay 5. valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep 2011-23
                                                                                                                                                                 Dec 2011.




19     samui Palm beaCh resort,                                           20       PeaCe resort bungaloWs,                                                   21     bandara resort & sPa,
       boPhut beaCh                                                                boPhut beaCh                                                                     boPhut beaCh
right on the beach in Bophut, overlooking the                             For those who want something unique and a                                          Located along the white sands of Bophut Beach
neighbouring island of koh Phangan, this is                               little bit special. In a quiet location on Bophut                                  at the north end of the island, this resort boasts
the perfect place to relax and recharge at an                             Beach, there’s not only a pool and Jacuzzi next                                    stylish and spacious rooms with excellent
affordable price. There are three fresh-water                             to the beach, but a bar and restaurant that                                        facilities. The rooms ooze class, with private
swimming pools, one of which is the largest on                            overlook the sea. Stunning views all round! each                                   balconies, pillow menus, a home entertainment
the island! All the rooms boast private balconies                         bungalow boasts a private terrace and is finely                                    system and free wiFi. If your own private
overlooking this massive pool. you’ll be spoiled                          decorated with dark wood furniture and white                                       plunge pool sounds like your thing, go for one
for choice when it comes to dining too; order                             sheets for a sophisticated look. Air-con, cable                                    of the villas here. And for some well deserved
from any of the restaurants’ menus regardless of                          Tv, mini bar, hairdryer, tea & coffee area all                                     pampering, make sure you check out the
where you sit.STAy                                                        come standard.STAy                                                                 outstanding spa - bliss!STAy

•     3 pools                                                             •        Pool                                                                      •     3 pools
•     3 restaurants & bar                                                 •        restaurant                                                                •     2 restaurants & 2 bars
•     Gym                                                                 •        Bar                                                                       •     Day spa
•     Internet                                                            •        Internet                                                                  •     Gym

    fr  $47        Per Person Per night tWin share                             fr   $66       Per Person Per night tWin share                                    fr  $88        Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                                  dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-31 Dec 11                                     dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul, 1 Sep 11-31 Dec 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.                               + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3.
    valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                                                  valid 1 Apr 11–15 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11–23 Dec 11.                                     valid 1 Apr 11-31 Jul, 1 Sep 11-31 Dec 11.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUTH eAST ASIA
PHANGAN
Famous for its relaxed and easygoing pace. Oh, and
                                                                                                                                                                                            3




a little party held once a month below the Full Moon!                                                                                            KOH PHANGAN
This bucket-sipping, glow-sticking beach gathering
pulls party-people to the island in their thousands.
toP 5 things to do
1.      Party hardy under the Full Moon at Haad rin Beach
2.      Slurp uninterrupted buckets from dusk ‘til dawn                                                                                                                                                 Haad Yuan
3.      Nurse the hangover with a herbal sauna at wat Pho                                                                                                                                           2
4.      Snooze in a softly swinging hammock
                                                                                                                                                                        Full Moon Party
5.      Head to Thong Sala & Seatran Pier - free 6am aerobics!                                                                                                           Haad Rin Nai
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    1   Phanganburi resort & sPa                               2      Centara Pariya resort                                                          3      Panviman resort
Set on a quiet and serene sunset beach on                             & villas                                                                   These cottages are scattered over the sweeping
the south side of Haad rin town, this resort               Situated on the private and peaceful yuan Beach                                       hillside, surrounded by tropical plants and
is conveniently located only a five minute walk            on the southeastern coast, this is a quieter                                          shaded by swaying coconut palms on the remote
from the infamous party beach *woo*, also                  alternative yet still within easy reach of Haad rin                                   crescent Moon Beach. Laze on your private
offering easy access to the colourful shopping             Beach - only five minutes away by boat. Facilities                                    balcony and marvel at the stunning views across
and entertainment area. Dance all night and                include a beachfront swimming pool, two                                               the bay. The Deluxe cottages boast indoor or
return to soak the days away in the luxurious              restaurants, spa and dive centre. The boutique                                        outdoor bathtubs, while all rooms provide beach
swimming pool, herbal steam sauna or jacuzzi.              beach villas are filled with all kinds of amenities                                   sandals, towels and umbrellas for you to use.
The immaculate rooms have private balconies                and offer absolute tranquility away from air-                                         The spa is set directly on the hill, so you can
and all the amenities you’d expect too.STAy                punching Full Moon dance antics.STAy                                                  enjoy a massage while soaking up the view.STAy

•       Pool                                               •         Pool                                                                        •         Pool
•       restaurant                                         •         2 restaurants                                                               •         restaurant
•       Bar                                                •         Bar                                                                         •         Bar
•       Day spa & sauna                                    •         Spa & sauna                                                                 •         Spa & sauna
•       Activities desk                                    •         Tv lounge & games room                                                      •         Internet
•       Laundry facilities                                 •         Laundry facilities                                                          •         Laundry facilities
•       24hr reception                                     •         wi-Fi

     fr  $50         Per Person Per night tWin share               fr  $91        Per Person Per night tWin share                                        fr $86         Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Oct 11                                     dates: 1 May 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11                                         dates: 1 May 11 -31 Jul 11, 1 Sep11 -31 Oct 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 3 nights, pay 2; Stay 6 nights,                    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3; Stay 4 nights,
     valid 1 Jan 11-31 Oct 11.                                     pay 4; Stay 12 nights, pay 8. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-24 Dec 11.           pay 3. valid 1 Sep 11-31 Oct 11.



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TAO
One of the most popular places in Thailand for                                                                                     2
learning to scuba dive. The island has a similar
beauty and laidback atmosphere to koh Phangan,
although is much smaller and more peaceful.                                                                                  1


toP 5 things to do                                                                                                                 KOH TAO
1.      Become a PADI certified diver (this is a must in koh Tao!)                                             3
                                                                                                            Phang Na
2.      Snorkel your heart out in the crystal-clear waters
3.      Hire a motorbike – the quiet roads make it ideal
4.      walk along Sairee Beach or sail away on a long-tail boat
5.      Go bouldering: climb superb granite rocks right by the beach
                                                                                                                                                            KOH SAMUI

                                                                                                                                                          KOH PHANGAN




    1   koh tao montra resort                             2   Coral grand resort                                       3   Charm Churee villa
This resort is set in tropical surroundings           These tropically designed cottages are perfect               white sands, beachfront villas, seriously
located right on Mae Had Beach, next to all the       for a relaxing getaway. The location on Sairee               jaw-dropping views – OMG! This rustic hillside
bars, restaurants and dive shops, offering luxury     Beach, aka Turtle Island, makes this resort                  resort and spa is completely unique, located on
villas and apartments with all the mod-cons.          perfect for those wanting to go diving – it gets             a secluded cove at Jansom Bay on the south-
Spend lazy days lounging in the shade, sip a          a wrap as one of the most outstanding dives in               west section of koh Tao. you’ll discover your
tropical cocktail or take a dip in one of the three   the world and there’s even a dive centre onsite              own slice of private paradise here, with the
stunning pools. Facilities include a spa, free wi-    that operates PADI courses if you’re keen to get             turquoise waters, rich marine life, coconut trees
Fi, restaurant and pool side bar - a great place      qualified. The shops and restaurants of Sairee               and magnificent rock formations all to yourself.
to chill. There are plenty of diving opportunities    are all located within walking distance for easy             The resort spoils you with all the comforts of its
available on-site too.STAy                            access.QHOL                                                  restaurants, bar and health spa centre.QHOL

•       Pool                                          •       Pool                                                 •       restaurants
•       restaurant                                    •       restaurant                                           •       Bar
•       Bar                                           •       Bar                                                  •       Day spa
•       Internet                                      •       Beachfront access                                    •       Parking
•       Garden                                        •       Diving centre
•       Laundry facilities                            •       Massage
•       room service                                  •       Internet

     fr $75         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $65         Per Person Per night tWin share              fr  $59        Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 May 11-1 Jun11, 1 Sep11 -31 Oct 11          dates: 11 Jan 11-31 Mar 11                                   dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4, Stay 9 nights,
                                                                                                                       pay 7. valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11.



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                                                                                                                                           Ao Nai Na




SAMeT
                                                                                                                               1

                                                                                                                                         National Park
                                                                                                                     Ao Prao        2
                                                                                                                                                           Sai Kaew
                                                                                                                                                            Beach

The unspoiled, pristine beaches of your dreams. koh                                                                        KO SAMET
Samet is classified as National Park, boasting unique
plants and wildlife. It’s a great option in the tropical
season as it remains unusually dry.
toP 5 things to do
1.      enjoy a drink at one of the cosy bars along Ao Prao Beach
2.      watch a perfect sunset on the west side of the island
3.      Take a boat trip to discover hidden beaches
4.      Dine beach-side at a restaurant on the sand                                                                                Ao Kiew Nanok
5.      Bring a book and relax on Hat Sai kaew (Diamond Beach)
                                                                                                                               3




    1   ao Prao resort                                         2   le vimarn Cottages                                      3   Paradee villa resort
This resort village is located on the secluded             Located on the southern headland of Ao Prao                 If you’re after a romantic getaway, you can’t go
beach of Ao Prao on the west coast of koh                  beach on the west coast of koh Samet, these                 past this 5-star retreat. Located alongside the
Samet, surrounded by tropical National Park and            stylish and spacious individual cottages are                white sands of the beautiful Ao kiew Beach at
rainforest. For spacious cottages, first-class             great for couples and families looking for an               koh Samet, here you’ll get access to not one but
facilities, fantastic food and accommodation that          idyllic tropical retreat. The comfy cottages all            two secluded palm-fringed beaches; one dazzling
offers real style and comfort, you can’t go wrong          come with balconies and get this – some even                white with crystal waters perfect for swimming
here. Ao Prao is perfect for couples or families           come with your own outdoor spa overlooking                  in, the other abundant with coral for fabulous
and also offers modern facilities for seminars or          the beach *grin*. All the cottages are formed               snorkelling. It’s the perfect place to relax and
conferences. For a real treat, don’t miss dinner           to centre around the resorts’ main attractions;             unwind with your other-half, especially as there
at the Seaview restaurant – the sunset views are           the infinity pool, the world-class spa and tasty            are no little kiddies in sight. Grown-ups only!QHOL
to die for!QHOL                                            restaurant.QHOL
                                                                                                                       •       Main pool
•       Pool                                               •       Pool                                                •       Private pool
•       restaurant                                         •       restaurant                                          •       restaurant
•       Bar                                                •       Day spa                                             •       Bar
•       Business centre                                    •       Gym                                                 •       Day spa
•       Parking                                            •       Diving centre                                       •       Gym
                                                           •       Business centre

     fr $85         Per Person Per night tWin share            fr  $137          Per Person Per night tWin share           fr      $163      Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                 dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                   dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.         + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
     valid 1 Apr 11-19 Dec 11, 11 Jan 12-31 Mar 12.            valid 1 Apr 1-19 Dec, 11 Jan 12-31 Mar 12.



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                                                                                                                                               Bang Sak Beach

                                                                                                                                       Pak Weep Beach                 1




LAk
A haven for diving, kayaking, trekking, wildlife
                                                                                                                                 Khuk Kak Beach
                                                                                                                                                        3




spotting and eco lovers – this is a fantastic
destination if you want to get away from it all and
have a holiday with Mother Nature.
toP 5 things to do                                                                                                             Bang Niang Beach                  2



1.      canoe or kayak to discover hidden caves & rock faces
2.      visit khao Lak Mountain & see the chinese temple shrine
3.      Trek or ride an elephant through dense forest
4.      Meet the locals as you wander through khao Lak village                                                                    Nang Thong Beach
5.      Take a boat to the Similan Islands for top-notch diving

                                                                                                                     KHAO LAK
                                                                                                                                                                               To Phuket
                                                                                                                                Khao Lak Beach              Post O        ce




    1   le meridien khao lak beaCh                             2   khao lak sunset resort                            3   ramada khao lak
        & sPa resort                                       This resort is located on the beach, tucked into      Situated on the idyllic shores of khao Lak in
Located on a 250m stretch of khao Lak Beach,               the hillside, with the emerald green mountains        Phang Nga, this resort is fronted by pristine
this indulgent resort is one hour’s drive from             of khao Lak National Park serving as a backdrop       beaches and outlying islands, with lush tropical
Phuket Airport. Set in beautiful tropical gardens          to the Andaman Sea. Not only can you pick             foliage, comfortable contemporary rooms and
around sculpted pools and lagoons, the rooms               up a bargain bed here, the resort is well             villas, sumptuous dining choices and rejuvenating
and facilities here are top quality and so is the          presented and boasts both friendly service and        spa treatments. Most rooms offer ocean views
service. everyone here makes you feel welcome.             atmosphere. All the rooms offer good views and        and features include air-con, bathrobes, slippers,
Guestrooms and villas are inviting and warm,               a selection of amenities. The facilities here are     flat screen Tvs, wi-Fi and more.STAy
with some boasting private gardens, pools and              pretty awesome too - the pool is decent and
direct beach access.QHOL                                   there’s even a gym!QHOL                               •       Pool
                                                                                                                 •       4 restaurants
•       3 pools                                            •       Pool                                          •       Day spa
•       7 restaurants & bar                                •       restaurant                                    •       Sauna
•       Day Spa                                            •       Bar                                           •       kids club
•       Gym                                                •       Gym                                           •       Badminton & table tennis
•       Mini-golf, tennis courts, boxing ring!             •       Massage
•       kids club                                          •       Shop
                                                           •       Parking

     fr $99         Per Person Per night tWin share            fr  $25         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $53        Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11                                 dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Mar 11                             dates: 16 Apr 11-31 Oct 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 3.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                         + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
     valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH eAST ASIA
                                                                                                                                Laem




PHI PHI
                                                                                                                                Tong

                                                                                                                                                 1



                                                                                                                              Loh Lana Bay
One of the most spectacular bays in all of Asia, Phi                                                                                Nui Bay
                                                                                                                                                          3      Loh Bakao Bay
Phi Island is a gorgeous destination. Also famous for
                                                                                                                                                                           Phak Nam Beach
its scenic hills, limestone cliffs, emerald-green water
& bleached-white beaches.                                                                                                                            KOH PHI PHI
                                                                                                                                                                                Rantee Beach
toP 5 things to do                                                                                                          Yao Beach

1.      Snorkel and dive in the warm crystal-clear waters                                                                                                Ton                         Loh Mood
2.      Hire a long-tailed boat with your own driver for the day                                                                                       Sai Pier           2
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dee Bay
3.      Order the Beef Massaman curry at Papaya restaurant                                                                Wang Long Cave
                                                                                                                                                                          Long
4.      walk the steep path up to the Phi Phi Island lookout point                                                            Laem Wang                                   Beach
5.      Take a moment to step back & just soak it all in!                                                                        Long




    1   Phi Phi natural resort                                 2   arayaburi resort                                                          3   Phi Phi island village
This northern beach resort located overlooking             Located in the midst of pretty bush lands on a                                This beautiful all-bungalow resort is tucked away
Laem Tong Beach is a haven for day-trippers                hillside facing the sea, this resort is perfect if                            on its own secluded beach and set amongst lush
and water sport freaks. Go snorkelling, diving or          you’re after reasonable accommodation with                                    tropical gardens. each bungalow is freestanding
fishing and when you’re done, you can relax to             beach access and an easy walk to the town                                     and has everything you need, including air-
the max on the private white sand beach or by              facilities. All villas feature private balconies with                         con, mini bar, Internet, balcony, hairdryer
the pretty pool. All accommodation here features           garden or sea views and come complete with                                    and bathrobes. you’ll love the infinity pool
air-con with bathroom, shower, mini bar and                air-con, mini bar and Internet. There’s also a                                overlooking the Andaman Sea. And for a treat for
fridge. The Superior & Deluxe cottages also have           swimming pool with Jacuzzi and swim-up bar,                                   couples, you can’t go past the beachfront Junior
private balconies and are particularly good value          plus the chance to melt away under the spell of a                             Suites – they are simply to die for.STAy
if you’re after something swankier.STAy                    traditional Thai massage.QHOL
                                                                                                                                         •       Pool
•       Pool                                               •       Pool                                                                  •       4 restaurants
•       restaurant                                         •       restaurant                                                            •       4 bars
•       Bar                                                •       Bar                                                                   •       Day spa
•       Shop                                               •       Snorkelling                                                           •       Gym
                                                           •       Massage                                                               •       Tennis court




     fr $43         Per Person Per night tWin share            fr  $49        Per Person Per night tWin share                                 fr $96         Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                 dates: 21 Apr 11-31 Oct 11                                                     dates: 1 May 11-31 Oct 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3; Stay 7 nights,             + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.
     valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                                 pay 5; Stay 10 nights, pay 7. valid 21 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                       valid 1 May 11-31 Oct 11.



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MALAySIA
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  LANGkAwI




                                                                                                                                      SOUTH eAST ASIA
My FAvOUrITe exPerIeNce
“we went on an island hopping trip to the island of the
                                                                                         CurrenCy: rINGGIT

Pregnant Maiden, which is an island with hills in the shape                              PriCe of a beer: $1.80
of a pregnant lady lying down and a freshwater lake. we
swam in the lake which apparently means you will never have                              PoPulation: 64 THOUSAND
trouble getting pregnant!” - celeste


                            Black Sand                  LOcAL GrUB
                              Beach        AIR HANGAT   you can’t beat a simple Malay-style breakfast. Munch on nasi lemak -
                                                        steamed rice in coconut milk, wrapped in banana leaves *yum*. There’s
            LANGKAWI              Bohor
                                         Ulu Melaka
                                                        a small stall opposite Underwater world that prepares them fresh each
                                                        morning (clean too!) and it costs less than rM2 for a pack. So cheap!
                              PALAU LANGKAWI
               4

                        Airport
                                     Makam Mahsuri      USeFUL INFO
                                   Kuah Town            Langkawi is made up of 104 unspoilt tropical islands and the best way to
                                                        see them all (or a good chunk anyway) is to hire a catamaran and sail off
                            KEDAWANG         5          the shores of Tanjung rhu for a view with a difference - stunning.
                        2
                            3 1


                                                        THe weATHer
                                                        Langkawi has a fairly stable climate and is suitable to be visited all year
                                                        round. Temperatures are fairly consistent during the day ranging from
                                                        30°c to 35°c and at night around 28°c. The most rainfall is generally in
                                                        September & October. Between April & August is the best time to visit.




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LANGkAwI


    1     holiday villa beaCh resort                              2     meritus Pelangi beaCh                                               3   Casa del mar
          & sPa langkaWi                                                resort & sPa                                                    Set on stunning Pentai cenang Beach, this
right on its own private stretch of fine sandy                Located along a kilometre stretch of white sandy                          beautiful resort offers you breathtaking sea
beach and a short stroll to plenty of action. The             beach, this charming Malay resort was designed                            view accommodation, beach-side dining and a
picturesque scenery along with a large swimming               around the concept of being a traditional village.                        stunning spa. It’s within walking distance to local
pool with open-air jacuzzi make this place hard               The unique wooden chalets are characteristically                          cafes and restaurants and only 10 minutes drive
to leave. There’s an exclusive ladies indoor pool,            raised on stilts and feature open spacious                                from the airport. each room is its own peaceful
a couple of great restaurants and a gym. All                  verandas, sloping roofs, exposed roof tiles and                           oasis, with all kinds of luxuries to make you feel
the spacious and comfortable rooms are well                   trusses. They are elegantly furnished for a cosy                          a million miles away from normal life back home.
equipped with mini bar, fridge, tea & coffee,                 ambiance and come fully equipped with modern                              Sliding windows open onto your own private
hairdryer, Tv and in-room movies.STAy                         amenities for you.STAy                                                    terrace.STAy

•         Pool                                                •         3 restaurants & 5 bars                                          •       Pool & spa
•         Bar & cafe                                          •         Day spa                                                         •       restaurant & bar
•         Gym, spa & sauna                                    •         Gym, sauna & aerobics                                           •       Gym
•         24hr reception                                      •         Tennis & squash courts                                          •       24hr reception
•         Internet                                            •         kids club                                                       •       Internet


        fr $65         Per Person Per night tWin share                fr $127            Per Person Per night tWin share                    fr  $154           Per Person Per night tWin share
        dates: 11 Jan 11-31 Mar 11                                    dates: 1 Apr 11-19 Dec 11                                             dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Dec 11

    + bonus Stay 8 nights, pay 4. valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11,       + bonus Stay 7 nights, pay 4. valid 1 Apr 11-19 Dec 11.                   + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
        15 Aug 11-31 Oct 11.




    4     berjaya beaCh resort                                    5     the Westin langkaWi                                                 6   sheraton langkaWi
cocooned within a rainforest sanctuary, Berjaya                         resort & sPa                                                            beaCh resort
embraces boundless views of emerald waters                    This luxurious resort combines gorgeous white                             This resort is nestled amidst 38 acres of lush
and green-cushioned mountains. Spread over 70                 sandy beaches, the beautiful Andaman Sea and                              tropics and private beach coves, just a short 10
acres, choose to stay in lush tropical rainforest             lush tropical foliage. each of the remarkable                             minute car ride from Langkawi Airport. every
or by the beautiful waters of the Andaman Sea.                rooms boast modern decor, exhilarating views                              room features full-length French doors that open
All the chalets embody the essence of early                   and opulent amenities - from cooling rain                                 onto private balconies complete with day bed.
Malay architecture and come equipped with                     showers to the delights of the special ‘Heavenly                          Free in-room movies and cable with 32-inch Tv,
heaps of modern amenities as well as a private                Bed’. Lay back in the sunshine and listen to the                          Internet access and air-con all come standard
balcony. choose from a whole host of great                    gentle waves lapping away on the resort’s 500m                            too. And just wait till you see the extended
activities or kick back and do nothing!STAy                   stretch of private beach.STAy                                             infinity pool deck. Pure bliss.QHOL

•         Pool & whirlpool bath                               •        2 pools                                                          •       Pool
•         5 restaurants                                       •        3 restaurants & bar                                              •       4 restaurants & 2 bars
•         Lounge & sunken pool bar                            •        Day spa                                                          •       Day spa
•         Day spa                                             •        Gym                                                              •       24/7 gym, sauna
•         Tennis courts & water sports                        •        Tennis courts & water sports                                     •       Tennis courts & water sports

    fr     $88     Per Person Per night tWin share                fr     $146        Per Person Per night tWin share                        fr  $125           Per Person Per night tWin share
    dates: 11 Jan 11-31 Mar 11                                    dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11                                                 dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Aug 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                 + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6; Stay 12 nights,       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5.
                                                                  pay 10. valid 1 Apr 11-20 Dec 11, 16 Jan 12-31 Mar 12.                    valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep 11-30 Nov 2011.



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  PeNANG




                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH eAST ASIA
My FAvOUrITe harmony here & the
“everyone lives together in perfect
                                    exPerIeNce                                                        CurrenCy: rINGGIT

food is out of this world. I’ve been eating the best Indian                                           PriCe of a beer: $1.80
food I’ve ever had all for about $1.50! There is lots of cool
architecture including some colonial and some new huge                                                PoPulation: 1.6 MILLION
stuff...” - Dan

                             5
                                       Tanjung
                                                                    LOcAL GrUB
    Batu                               Bungah                       It’s all about the hawker food - the humble stalls that line the streets.
  Ferrinhi               6              Beach
                 1                                                  Hawker food in Penang is often said to be more delicious than the finest
   Beach
             2                                                      gourmet food in any city! Try the famous char kuay Teow: rice noodles
                     3                           4
                                                                    wok-fried over open fire with soy, chilli, prawn, egg, bean sprouts & chives.



                                                                    USeFUL INFO
                                                                    For the best views possible, why not try parachuting on the beaches of
                                                                    Batu Ferringhi? A boat will pull you out to sea strapped to a parachute
                                                                    where you’ll rise up into the air and see Penang like you’ve never seen

             PENANG ISLAND                                          it before!



                                                                    THe weATHer
                                                     Georgetown

                                                                    Being an island, Penang’s temperature is often higher than the mainland,
                                                                    with temperatures reaching as high as 35°c. The hottest months are
                                                                    between June & August, the wettest periods being April to May and
                                                                    October to November. But pack your SPF cos it’s pretty much always hot!


                                 Airport




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PeNANG


    1      Parkroyal Penang                                                               2     the bayvieW beaCh resort                                                         3   holiday inn resort Penang
Surrounded by lush green palms and forest, right                                      with a magical beachfront setting at the quieter                                       In the heart of Batu Ferringhi, this striking hotel
on Batu Ferringhi beach, this idyllic retreat mixes                                   end of the scenic beach of Batu Ferringhi, this                                        has 358 rooms in the Beach wing and Ferringhi
up delightful hospitality and tropical sunshine.                                      excellent hotel delivers on every level. The                                           Tower, all linked by an overhead covered walkway.
The hotel is situated right on the beach, within                                      spacious, well equipped rooms boast a private                                          rooms have all you would expect from a modern
walking distance to the night markets and is                                          balcony with mountain or sea views. Facilities                                         4 star property and facilities include a swimming
well-connected to the island attractions. All the                                     include a spa, gym and outdoor pool with sunken                                        pool, gym and water sports. The restaurants
fabulous rooms boast free internet, cable Tv and                                      swim-up bar - there are seats right in the pool                                        and bar provide some of Penang’s finest cuisine,
a mini bar. Facilities include restaurants, bars,                                     itself! enjoy a coffee at La veranda or at the cool                                    serving a wide selection of food and drinks all
outdoor pool, spa, gym and tennis courts.STAy                                         coffee & wi-Fi Bar. There are also two tasty                                           day long - and if you’re still hungry after hours,
                                                                                      restaurants to choose from.STAy                                                        you’ll love 24-hour room Service.STAy
•         2 pools
•         2 restaurants & 2 bars                                                      •         2 pools                                                                      •       2 pools
•         Day spa                                                                     •         2 restaurants & 2 bars                                                       •       2 restaurants & 2 bars
•         Gym & tennis court                                                          •         Day spa                                                                      •       Gym
•         Activities desk                                                             •         Gym & tennis court                                                           •       Activities desk
                                                                                      •         Activities desk                                                              •       Business centre


        fr  $69        Per Person Per night tWin share                                        fr  $55        Per Person Per night tWin share                                     fr  $53        Per Person Per night tWin share
        dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11                                                             dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 1 Aug 11-19 Dec 11                                      dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11

    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights,                    + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights,                     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
        pay 5; Stay 10 nights, pay 7. valid 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 1 Aug 11-19 Dec 11.           pay 5; Stay 11 nights, pay 8. valid 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 1 Aug 11-19 Dec 11.




    4      Paradise sandy beaCh                                                           5     golden sands resort                                                              6   hard roCk hotel Penang
right on the beautiful sands of Tanjung Bungah                                        Located right by the beach of Batu Ferringgi,                                          Are you ready to rock?! This super cool resort
Beach, about 4km from Georgetown, this                                                this puppy has recently undergone a massive                                            is only a two minute stroll to all the beach-
lovely hotel offers a whole host of water sport                                       redevelopment so everything is new. Munch                                              side action of Batu Ferringhi. Hard rock
activities including jet skiing, wind surfing,                                        yummy food in the award winning restaurant,                                            is synonymous with music, good fun and
snorkelling and parasailing for you to sink your                                      chill out by one of the two lagoon pools, sip                                          entertainment - and there’s much to be had.
teeth into. Large studio style rooms have their                                       cocktails by the beach or take a jungle walk in                                        rock out in your fully equipped room complete
own balcony with sweeping sea views and give                                          the nearby nature reserve. For families, this                                          with iPod docking station, 32-inch flat screen
you that bit more privacy. They are tastefully                                        place boasts a water sports and ‘Adventure                                             Tv, wi-Fi connection and loads of iconic ‘Hard
decorated and fully equipped with mod-cons. Fab                                       Zone’ entertainment centre. The bright, spacious                                       rock’ memorabilia *uh-huh*. you’ll love the
facilities include an outdoor pool and gym.STAy                                       rooms have loads of mod-cons.STAy                                                      enormous pool with swim up bar.STAy

•         Pool                                                                        •         Pool                                                                         •       Pool
•         restaurant & bar                                                            •         restaurant & bar                                                             •       restaurant, bar & cafe
•         Gym                                                                         •         Gym & sauna                                                                  •       Day spa
•         water sports                                                                •         24hr reception                                                               •       Gym & sauna
•         Internet                                                                    •         Internet                                                                     •       24hr reception

        fr  $23         Per Person Per night tWin share                                       fr  $76        Per Person Per night tWin share                                     fr  $99        Per Person Per night tWin share
        dates: 1 Apr 11 - 31 Dec 11                                                           dates: 1 Apr 11-24 Jun 11, 11 Aug 11-19 Dec 11                                     dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Dec 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 5; Stay 10 nights,                      + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4; Stay 7 nights,                 + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 night, pay 4; Stay 7 night,
        pay 8. valid 1 Apr 11-31 Oct 11.                                                      pay 5; Stay 10 nights, pay 7. valid 11 Aug 10-23 Dec 10, 1 Feb 11-31 Mar 11.       pay 5; Stay 11 night, pay 8. valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 22 Jul 11-22 Dec 11.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                            SOUTH eAST ASIA
                                                                                                                                 Kudat




SABAH
Nestled in the northernmost tip of Borneo and home
                                                                                                                      Mt. Kinabalu
                                                                                                          2
to the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world,                                                      1                                                                                        Turtle Island
Sabah enjoys a sunny tropical climate all year round                                              3
                                                                                                      Kota Kinabalu
and is as scenic below water as it is above!                                                                                                                                             Sandakan
                                                                                                                                                                                 Sepilok
toP 5 things to do                                                                                                 Poring
                                                                                                                 Hot Springs                                                   Orang-utan
                                                                                                                                                                                 Centre
1.      Trek up the kinabalu Summit Trail
2.      watch turtles on the beach at Selegsan Turtle Island
3.      visit the famous Sepilok Orangutan centre                                                                            SABAH
4.      ride on the British vulcan steam train
5.      Meet the locals at Jalan Gaya’s Sunday street fairs




                                                      BRUNEI




    1   nexus resort karambunai                              2   shangri-la rasa ria resort                                  3   shangri-la tanjung
The 3,335 acres of natural and landscaped                In a lush 400 acre tropical setting beside                              aru resort
scenery create the perfect backdrop for this             exquisite Pantai Dalit Beach, the Shangri-La                    with its own private beach, views of the
epic resort. with an award-winning 18 hole golf          rasa ria features its own nature reserve with -                 sparkling islands and first class service, this
course, eight restaurants, a superb spa and              wait for it - an Orangutan rehabilitation centre                hotel offers the serenity of a secluded tropical
6km stretch of unspoiled white beach, you could          *squeeze cheeks*. everything about this stunning                resort only 10 minutes away from the airport.
quite happily live the rest of your life here! Not       resort seamlessly blends with its beautiful                     The rooms are simply stunning; all recently
to mention the free-form swimming pools, state           environment; even its championship golf course.                 renovated to reflect a merging of contemporary
of the art gym and vast array of water sports,           All ground floor rooms have a private lawn, while               and traditional styles. The hotel facilities are
including jetskis and water skiing. Located 30           all the upper floor rooms boast private balconies               very luxurious, especially the spa, positioned on
minutes from kota kinabalu airport.STAy                  with views of the lush landscape and sea.STAy                   its own little island.STAy

•       3 pools                                          •       Outdoor pool                                            •       Pool
•       5 restaurants                                    •       4 restaurants & 3 bars                                  •       4 restaurants
•       4 bars                                           •       Day spa                                                 •       3 bars
•       Day spa                                          •       Gym & Jacuzzi                                           •       Day spa village
•       Gym                                              •       Golf course                                             •       Gym & Jacuzzi
•       Activities desk                                  •       Orangutan Nature reserve                                •       Tennis courts & water sports
                                                                                                                         •       Free Internet

     fr $78         Per Person Per night tWin share          fr  $96        Per Person Per night tWin share                  fr   $105          Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-21 Dec 11           dates: 1 Apr11-1 Jun 11, 1 Sep11-31 Dec 11                      dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Jul 11& Sep-Dec 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                           + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                   + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6; Stay 10 nights,
                                                                                                                             pay 8; Stay 13 nights, pay 10. valid 1 Sep 10-20 Dec 10, 7 Jan 11-27 Jan 11.



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INDONeSIA
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   BALI




                                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH eAST ASIA
MyisFAvOUrITe exPerIeNce
“There nothing comparable to the feeling of being on the
                                                                                                                                  CurrenCy: rUPIAH

back of a motorbike with the muggy, salty, hot air blowing in                                                                     PriCe of a beer: $2.00
your face while riding alongside rice paddy fields to your left
with the ocean on your right.” - kat                                                                                              PoPulation: 3.5 MILLION


 JAVA SEA                                                                                       USeFUL INFO
                                                                                                Bali is part of the Indonesian Achipelago and is located only a hop skip and
       Singaraja                                                                                a jump off the eastern point of Java. while Indonesia is a mainly Muslim
  Lovina Beach                                                                                  country, 80% of those that live in Bali are Hindu.
     Hot Springs                       Mt Catur                                  Gili Islands
     Buddhist Monastery                              Mt Batur
                             Bedugul   Kintamani

                                               Penelokan
                                                                              Tulamben
                                                                               Amed
                                                                                                LOcAL GrUB
                                                                Mt Agung                        All the balmy weather isn’t conducive to eating big, hearty meals. This
                                                                                                makes rujak the perfect way to go. It’s a refreshing sweet and sour salad
                             BALI                         Besakih
                                                                                                with unripe fruit such as mango or papaya, mixed with sugar, chilli and salt.
                                                                                                Tastes great and will make you feel fab!

                                   Ubud
                                                                           Candi Dasa

                                                                                                THe weATHer
                 Tabanan

                                                   Saba Bai
            Tanah Lot                                                                 LOMBOK    Bali’s temperatures average 31°c all year long! It enjoys a long dry season,
                                  DENPASAR CITY
                 Seminyak             Sanur
                                                              Nusa Lembongan Island             generally from April to September, and a shorter wet season from October
                                                              Ceningan Island
                      Legian
                  Kuta Beach
                                                                                                to March. Occasionally rainfall can also be expected during the dry season
                  South Kuta                                                                    in the evening and early morning.
                                 Airport
              Jimbaran Bay         Tanjung Benoa
                                   Nusa Dua
              Uluwatu
                                                    INDIAN OCEAN




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kUTA
                                                                                                                                                                                                      5




                                                                                                                                                  KUTA
                                                                                                                                                                               3    Info
renowned for its sun, sand and shopping, kuta is
one of Bali’s most popular holiday spots - espcially                                                                                                                                4
for surfing. It has a great vibe with heaps of variety
and is in the heart of all the action.
toP 5 things to do
                                                                                                                                                                      Art                        12           1
1.        Learn how to surf at a local kuta surf school                                                                                                              Market                               7
                                                                                                                                                                                            11
2.        Bargain with the armies of hawkers & shopkeepers
3.        Drool over a breathtakingly brilliant beach sunset
4.        kick up your heels for a rampant night clubbing                                                     SOUTH KUTA                                                            Waterbom Bali
5.        Spend all day surfer-watching on the beach *wink*                                                                                                           8

                                                                                                                                                          Tourist               9

                                                                                                                                               Kartika Plaza          6
                                                                                                                                                                      Night Market
                                                                                                                                                    10




    1     bakung sari hotel                                   2   hotel bounty                                                          3   hard roCk hotel bali
Just two kilometers from the airport, this hotel is       Partying dusk till dawn? If you’re after a fun,                           Splash in Bali’s largest free-form pool, try out
perfectly positioned right near the shopping and          young atmosphere, look no further than the                                the 5m rock climbing facility or test your vocal
nightlife centre of kuta. The pool area will make         Bounty. Not only is it located smack-bang in                              skills at the Boom Box recording studio – this
you grin ear-to-ear, with the nearby Balinese-            the heart of kuta within walking distance to the                          place is awesomely extravagant when it comes
style bar providing you refreshing (and alcoholic)        beach, shopping and nightlife – it’s also uber-                           to things that rOck! Located across the road
drinks, snacks and sandwiches. The rooms come             popular with young travellers. So you can nurse                           from kuta Beach and a short walk from kuta
complete with ensuite, air-con, Tv and balcony,           your hangover on a sun lounge by one of two                               Square, every room is fit for a rock star including
with views that look out onto pretty gardens.             pools, or swim up to one of the pool-bars for                             air-con, cable Tv, mini bar, hairdryer and wi-Fi.
The huge, fruity breakfasts are also wonderful to         the hair of the dog. rooms have air-con, cable                            The bar, centerstage, has live entertainment and
wake up to.STAy                                           Tv and more.STAy                                                          is buzzing after dark.STAy

•         restaurant                                      •       2 pools                                                           •       Pool
•         Bar                                             •       Swim-up bars                                                      •       2 waterslides
•         Pool                                            •       restaurant                                                        •       3 restaurants
•         Activities desk                                 •       Massage                                                           •       Bar
•         Shop                                            •       Games room                                                        •       Day spa
•         Parking                                         •       Shop                                                              •       Gym & sauna
                                                          •       Free nightclub entry!                                             •       kids club

        fr $22          Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $60         Per Person Per night tWin share                           fr  $97        Per Person Per night tWin share
        dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Mar 12                             dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 16 Sep 11-25 Dec 11, 16 Jan 11-31 Mar 11       dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Oct 11-27 Dec 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                            + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4.                       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.
                                                              valid 1 Apr 11-30 Dec 11, 1 Jan 12-31 Mar 12.                             valid 1 Apr 11-27 Dec 11.



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                                                                                                                                                                                           SOUTH eAST ASIA
kUTA
If you’re after a quieter, more relaxing location in
Bali, South kuta (or Tuban) is just a short stroll
away from the vibrant bars of central kuta. It’s less
crowded and a popular spot for families.
toP 5 things to do
1.      Get your waterslide fix at waterbom Park
2.      Indulge with a yummy spa treatment at Aroma Jepun
3.      Treat your taste-buds & eat cheap at a roadside warung
4.      Get around by hiring your very own driver
5.      Practice your negotiating skills - barter up!




    1   kuta beaCh Club hotel                                                2   bali garden beaCh hotel                                 3   bali rani hotel
This homely hotel prides itself on its personal                          This resort boasts a great Aussie following,                This graceful hotel exudes the mystical culture
and friendly service. They really want you                               great beachfront location and is great value                of the Balinese, yet still manages to merge loads
to feel right at home - in the heart of kuta!                            for moolah. Its location is a plus; opposite                of modern comforts for the ultimate Bali stay.
enjoy the Balinese sunshine in the perfect pool                          waterbom Park and next to Discovery Shopping                Facilities include a lovely big swimming pool
while enjoying a fresh juice (or sneaky shot of                          Mall, making it ideal for anyone wanting                    with bar and three really tasty restaurants. If
whatever you like) from the poolside bar, or                             beachfront access as well as access to the shops            you’re keen for a good rub-down, massage and
pamper yourself at the spa with some extra-                              and nightlife of kuta and Tuban – all within                spa pampering is available here too. The stylish
special treatments. All the excellent rooms boast                        walking distance. rooms are clean and comfy                 rooms are simple and clean, decked out with
a classic yet modern design and come complete                            with everything you need, including air-con,                everything you’ll need - including Tv, mini bar
with Tv and free internet *grins*.QHOL                                   cable Tv, fridge, mini bar & wi-Fi.QHOL                     and private balcony.STAy

•       2 pools                                                          •       3 pools                                             •       Pool
•       restaurant                                                       •       4 restaurants                                       •       3 restaurants
•       2 bars                                                           •       4 bars                                              •       2 bars
•       Day spa                                                          •       Day spa                                             •       Day spa
•       Parking                                                          •       Airport shuttle                                     •       Activities desk
                                                                         •       Outdoor theatre                                     •       Parking
                                                                                                                                     •       Shop

     fr $38         Per Person Per night tWin share                          fr  $57        Per Person Per night tWin share              fr  $58         Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep 11-19 Dec 11, 6 Jan 11-31 Mar 11       dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 16 Oct 11-22 Dec 11              dates: 1 Jan 11-31 Mar 12

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.                     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 14 nights, pay 12.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
     valid 1 Apr 11-31 Mar 2012.                                             valid 8 May 11-14 Jun 11, 16 Oct 11-22 Dec 11.



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SOUTH kUTA
        4    bali dynasty resort
       This stunning hotel has recently undergone a                            ProPerty features:
       multi-million dollar makeover, so everything is
       shiny and new for you. It now offers a staggering                       •   3 pools
       six restaurants, four bars, three swimming                              •   6 restaurants
       pools, day spa and gym. The unique layout also                          •   3 bars
       allows couples and families to enjoy their stays                        •   Day spa
       separately. couples can enjoy a drink at Gracie
                                                                               •   Gym
       kelly’s Irish Pub and relax at the adults-only
       Lazy Pool, while kids enjoy the 56m water-slide
                                                                               room features:
       flowing into their own pool and free entry to
       the enchanted Garden kids’ club. All the stylish,                       •   Air-con
       modern rooms have loads of great amenities,                             •   Mini bar
       including cable Tv, DvD player and air-con.STAy                         •   Tea & coffee area
                                                                               •   Internet
            fr $93          Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •   Balcony
            dates: 1 Apr -30 Jun11, 1 Oct 11-Dec 11

            + bonus Breakfast incl daily.




        5    kuta Paradiso hotel
       This luxury hotel is centrally located at South                         ProPerty features:
       kuta Beach, surrounded by buzzing restaurants
       and nightlife. The famous kuta Square shopping                          •   Pool
       centre is right on your doorstep here and the                           •   3 restaurants
       hotel is just 10 minutes drive from the airport                         •   3 bars
       - awesome! The combination of 243 Deluxe and                            •   Day spa
       Superior rooms and Suites are arranged in two
                                                                               •   Gym
       wings leading off the hotel’s spacious lobby.
       All rooms are simple and comfy with a private                           •   Parking
       balcony overlooking the ocean or the hotel’s
       landscaped tropical gardens. Marble bathroom,                           room features:
       luxury bath essentials, hairdryer, air-con and                          •   Air-con
       cable Tv are all included too.QHOL
                                                                               •   Mini bar
                                                                               •   Tea & coffee area
          fr  $75        Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •   Internet
          dates: 1 Apr-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep-20 Dec 11, 6 Jan 12-31 Mar 12          •   Balcony
          + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.
          valid 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Oct 11-20 Dec 11.




        6    ramayana resort & sPa
       This resort is tucked away in a tranquil tropical                       ProPerty features:
       garden close to kuta Square and the beach,
       with the Matahari department store and local                            •   2 pools
       market directly opposite. Its beautiful garden                          •   5 restaurants
       features various pools with cascading waterfalls,                       •   2 bars
       making swimming here very addictive. The well                           •   Day spa
       equipped rooms are cool and contemporary,                               •   Activities desk
       boasting everything you need. relax your body
                                                                               •   Parking
       and mind at the superb spa or fill your tummy
       at one of the five excellent restaurants. It’s a                        •   Shop
       great place to stay if you want to be in the heart
       of kuta while still having lush gardens at your                         room features:
       fingertips.QHOL                                                         •   Air-con
                                                                               •   Mini bar

          fr  $59         Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                                               •
                                                                               •
                                                                                   Fridge
                                                                                   Tea & coffee area
          dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 16 Oct 11-22 Dec 11, 6 Jan 11-31 Mar 11

          + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                        •   Hairdryer



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LeGIAN




                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUTH eAST ASIA
BeAcH
                                                                                                                                                3



                                                                                                                                                       2



Had your fill of kuta chaos? Move up the coast and
you’ll find Legian - kuta’s less built-up, more relaxed
and heaps classier cousin. It’s within easy walking
distance should you feel the urge to return too.
                                                                                                                                                                     1
toP 5 things to do
1.      eat some of the tastiest local cuisine in Bali
2.      Sip Bintangs on Double Six Beach at sunset
3.      Browse for Balinese antiques along a road-long ‘art shop’
4.      Hit the beach in peace (less hawkers than kuta)
5.      Dance to international DJ’s at the infamous 66 club


                                                                                                                                         LEGIAN




    1   Padma resort                                           2   jayakarta bali beaCh                             3   bali niksoma
An artistic paradise under the dancing shadows                     resort & sPa                                         boutique resort
of the renowned Legian sunset, this resort                 Situated in lush gardens and located right on        This stylish boutique hotel has a stunning
is centrally located - a few metres from                   the white sands of Legian Beach. each room           location right on Legian Beach. The two large
Legian Beach and just steps away from the                  has a private balcony as well as cable Tv, mini      swimming pools on two different levels have
traditional art and fashion scene of Legian                bar and many other amenities. with a wealth of       breathtaking infinity views out to the ocean.
Street. Spaciously set within a romantic garden            great facilities that include a stunning swimming    relax amidst the stunning minimalist design of
landscape, the facilities and rooms are uber               pool, tennis courts and a range of multicultural     your well equipped room complete with air-con,
deluxe. In fact Deluxe rooms come standard with            restaurants, you could almost be excused if you      mini bar and Internet - before you head out to
all the amenities you could hope for, including            never left the hotel!QHOL                            the open air restaurant for tasty delights.QHOL
private balcony.QHOL
                                                           •       2 pools                                      •       2 infinity pools
•       2 pools                                            •       3 restaurants                                •       Outdoor Jacuzzi
•       2 bars                                             •       2 bars                                       •       restaurant
•       Day spa                                            •       Day spa & massage                            •       Bar
•       Gym & tennis court                                 •       Gym                                          •       Day spa
•       Activities desk                                    •       Tennis court                                 •       Gym & sauna
•       Parking                                            •       Bicycle hire                                 •       Boutique gallery
•       Shop

     fr $115            Per Person Per night tWin share        fr  $52        Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $105            Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 16 Oct 10-21 Apr 11                                dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Oct 11-23 Dec 11        dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jun 11, 16 Sep 11-25 Dec 11, 16 Jan 11-31 Mar 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily.
     valid 1 Apr 11-31 Mar 12.



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                                                                                                                                                                                          Pangkung
                                                                                                                                  Kerobokan                                             Lebakmunding




SeMINyAk
                                                                                                                                    Kelod
                                                                                                                                                                                   Padangsambian
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kelod
                                                                                                                                                Yaari Toya                                Tukad Mati
                                                                                                                                                Art Studio

Just north of kuta and Legian you’ll find swish, stylish
Seminyak. where Bali’s beautiful people live, shop and
eat. Its boutiques are renowned for cutting-edge fashion                                                         The Samaya                                                               Pemecutan
                                                                                                                                                                                            Kelod
– even the surf beach is beautiful.                                                                                  2

                                                                                                                                                                3                          Mini Market
toP 5 things to do                                                                                                                                                                        Kembar Artha

1.      Shopping! Browse those boutiques, baby (it’s a must)
2.      check into one of the many luxury private villas
3.      Do brunch at La Luciola, famous for Aussie-inspired cuisine
4.
5.
        Head 20mins west to echo Beach, a popular surf spot
        Lounge under the stars on big lawn pillows at Hu’u Bar                                         SEMINYAK                                                            Banjar Padang
                                                                                                                                                                            Sumbu Kelod
                                                                                                                                            1




    1     the royal beaCh seminyak                             2   the legian seminyak bali                                       3   the villas bali hotel & sPa
          (formerly hotel sofitel)                         The Legian is a swanky hotel set in landscaped                     Fancy your own private pool and tropical garden?
This hotel is located right on the beach, with             tropical gardens, surrounded by a quiet beach                      Oh yes. These villas offer it all; complete privacy
stunning views over the ocean and in walking               and lush rice terraces. each suite is individually                 & luxury with all the convenience of a full service
distance to Seminyak village to popular                    furnished, offering comfortable living rooms,                      hotel. Located only 100m from Jalan Legian, the
restaurants, shops and nightlife. All rooms                dining areas and spacious bedrooms. we’re                          resort is in the heart of Seminyak and within
feature a private balcony with impressive                  talking rich woods, cool marble and spacious                       walking distance to the shops, restaurants
tropical garden views, as well as all the comforts         balconies with sweeping views. Swim in the                         and Seminyak Beach. If you’re keen to get to
such as air-con and mini bar. But if you feel the          stunning split-level swimming pool within the                      kuta Beach, the resort runs a shuttle three
urge to splurge, make sure you check out the               gardens, or munch away on a tasty meal at the                      times a day. villas come complete with air-con,
secluded spa villas; each with private pool and            ocean-view restaurant.QHOL                                         kitchenette and more.QHOL
direct beach access for total privacy *drool*.QHOL
                                                           •       2 pools                                                    •       Private pool & garden
•       2 pools                                            •       restaurant                                                 •       restaurant
•       4 restaurants                                      •       2 bars                                                     •       Bar
•       2 bars                                             •       Day spa                                                    •       Day spa
•       Day spa                                            •       Gym                                                        •       yoga
•       Gym                                                •       Parking                                                    •       kuta Beach shuttle
•       Parking                                            •       Shop                                                       •       Shop

     fr   $112           Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $255           Per Person Per night tWin share                 fr  $157           Per Person Per night tWin share
                                                               dates: 1 Apr 11-22 Jul 11,1 Sep 11-22 Dec 11                       dates: 8 Jan 11-31 Mar 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.       + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 6 nights, pay 5.                + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 7 nights, pay 6.
     valid 1 Oct 10-22 Dec 10, 8 Jan 11-31 Mar 11.             valid 1 Apr 11-22 Jul 11,1 Sep 11-22 Dec 11.                       valid 16 Oct 10-19 Dec 10, 8 Jan 11-31 Mar 11.



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NUSA
                                                                                                               3




                                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH eAST ASIA
                                                                                                  Tanjung Benoa




DUA
Situated on the Bukit Peninsula just 30 minutes
                                                                                                                    NUSA DUA



south of kuta, this upmarket playground is for lovers
of expensive taste. It is also surprisingly family-
friendly, with lots to do for thrillseekers too.
toP 5 things to do
                                                                                                       Nusa Dua
1.      Jump on a boat to visit Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island)                                            Markets
2.      wander around the art galleries and charming shops                                                                    Amphitheatre
3.      Go horse riding, cycling or tee-off at the golf course
4.      Have a look around the old port of Tanjung Benoa                                                  Bali Golf and           2
                                                                                                          Country Club
5.      Find the beach opposite Jalan Pratama for water sports
        galore


                                                                                                               1




    1   nikko bali resort & sPa                           2   grand hyatt bali                                            3   ramada resort benoa
This stylish resort is located just minutes           Located in the heart of Nusa Dua, this is one of                This resort is a great value stay, located on the
from Nusa Dua and boasts some of the most             Bali’s largest resorts and comes with fantastic                 fringe of the Tanjung Benoa resort area and only
beautiful views in Bali, set atop a 40m cliff top     facilities. If you’re a water-baby looking for a                a five minute drive to Nusa Dua. Although not
overlooking the ocean. It’s secluded, scenic and      water palace, look no further – this place was                  directly on the beach, the resort has its own
simply gorgeous. The pool area is one of Bali’s       designed for you. we’re talking lakes, landscape                beach club across the road on a lovely stretch of
best too; four inter-connected pools for the big      gardens and five lagoon pools surrounding                       white sand. Both rooms and villas are available,
kids with separate pool and lagoon for the little     low-rise Balinese style buildings. rooms come                   all with private balconies and decorated in
ones. All rooms boast teak wood floors complete       filled with all the luxury essentials you’d expect,             contemporary Balinese design. Air-con, desk,
with air-con, spacious balcony, flat screen Tv        including air-con, wi-Fi, 25-inch Tv, day bed and               mini bar, hairdryer and a voucher for in-room
and wi-Fi.QHOL                                        your own private balcony or garden.QHOL                         wi-Fi all come standard.STAy

•       4 pools                                       •       5 pools                                                 •       2 pools
•       3 restaurants & bars                          •       5 restaurants                                           •       4 restaurants
•       Day spa                                       •       2 bars                                                  •       2 bars
•       Gym, sauna & Jacuzzi                          •       Day spa                                                 •       Day spa
•       Beach retreat with private cabanas            •       Gym                                                     •       wi-Fi voucher
•       kids club                                     •       kids club
•       Tennis courts                                 •       Ballroom for functions

     fr $94         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $106           Per Person Per night tWin share              fr   $52       Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Oct 11-20 Dec 11                            dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 16 Sep 11-26 Dec 11                  dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Aug 11, 1 Sep 11-23 Dec 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                        + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                                   + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4.
                                                                                                                          valid 1 Oct 10-23 Dec 10, 6 Jan 11-31 Mar 11.



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                                                                                                                                          2
                                                                                             To Denpasar       To Ubud          1
                                                                                                                                             Museum
                                                                                                                                             Le Mayeur
                                                                                                           Pura Buruan Temple
                                                                                                                                           Bali Beach




SANUr
                                                                                                                                            and Golf
                                                                                                                                             Airline o ces
                                                                                                                                                  Selat
                                                                                                                                                  Badung

                                                                                                                                      Pura Segara Temple
On the south-eastern Bali coastline lays the
charming fishing village of Sanur. Its pristine beach                                                                                                 Respati
is sheltered by a coral reef, making it the perfect                                                                                                   Sanur beach
spot for all sorts of water sports.
toP 5 things to do
1.      Swim, snorkel, dive, sail, windsurf - it’s all here!
2.      Shop for a bargain and dine along Jalan Tanjung Sari                                Pura Dalem Temple
3.      Make the most of photo opportunites at the beach
4.      eat local grub at the night market
5.      Stumble out of bed at 5:45am to catch a famous Sanur sunrise
                                                                                                                                         Pura Dalam
                                                                                               Pura Belanjong Temple                     Semawang Temple
                                                                                                                                     3
                                                                                                               Pura Mertasari
                                                                                                                   Temple                SANUR




    1   Paradise Plaza hotel                              2   diWangkara holiday villa                                3   hotel sanur beaCh
This elegant hotel is centrally located in the                beaCh resort & sPa                                  If you want easy access to everything in Sanur,
historical, coastal village of Sanur and just 30      Surrounded by tropical gardens and right next to            this place ticks all the boxes – located on the
minutes’ drive from Bali’s International Airport.     Sanur Beach, you can hang out by the gorgeous               beachfront and just a quick walk to all the shops
Set around the tropical poolside garden, the          pool or indulge yourself in the heavenly spa.               and restaurants. All rooms are comfortably
rooms here feature all kinds of amenities             The open air restaurant is located on the beach,            furnished, featuring elegant parquet floors and
including air-con, Tv and mini bar; plus all          overlooking Mount Agung for stunning views                  balconies overlooking the gardens, pool or sea.
have private patios or balconies. Try out the         while you dine - and did we mention it’s open 24            each room also comes equipped with air-con,
waterslides at the on-site fun park, work out in      hours?! The traditional rooms here all feature              cable Tv, hairdryer, mini bar and more, all as
the gym or unwind with a Balinese massage at          private terraces, cable Tv and air-con.STAy                 standard. The pool area is huge too and most
the spa.STAy                                                                                                      water sports are available on the beach.QHOL
                                                      •       Pool
•       Pool                                          •       restaurant                                          •       2 pools
•       3 restaurants                                 •       Bar                                                 •       4 restaurants
•       Bar                                           •       Spa                                                 •       2 bars
•       Day spa                                       •       Gym & garden                                        •       Gym
•       Gym                                           •       Laundry facilities                                  •       Day spa
•       Parking                                       •       Internet                                            •       Tennis courts
•       Tennis court                                                                                              •       water sports centre

     fr $56         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $35        Per Person Per night tWin share              fr  $63        Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Oct 11-31 Dec 11                            dates: 1 Apr 11–31 Mar 12                                   dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Oct 11-23 Dec 11

                                                          + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                               + bonus Breakfast incl daily.


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                                                                                                                            2




                                                                                                                                                                                                SOUTH eAST ASIA
UBUD
                                                                                                                                    Neka Museum

                                                                                                                                                                       UBUD

This stunning mountainous region is a Bali highlight,
famous for its painters, sculptors and focus on
Balinese culture. Dense forests filled with palms                                                                                                     Tourist
exude the calm and silence we all secretly crave...                                                                                                 Information
                                                                                                                                                                          Markets

toP 5 things to do                                                                                            to Denpasar

1.      Prepare to be wowed at a traditional Legong dance
2.      visit Monkey Forest to meet cheeky, unenclosed monkeys
                                                                                                                                                                                        3
3.      Inhale a plate of roast pig, fried skin & (yes) intestine
4.      Update your art collection with paintings & carvings                                                                              Monkey Forest
5.      cycle through Bagi for scenic views of rice-paddies                                                                                                                       DELI PAJAR


                                                                                                                                                                                      to Denpasar
                                                                                                                       1




    1   furama villas & sPa                                   2   komaneka at bisma                                             3   maya ubud resort & sPa
In a gorgeous tropical setting, you’ll feel like          Splash out at this luxury resort located in the                   This large resort is very popular with Aussies
you’re visiting royalty as you breeze through             centre of Ubud, nestled upon the hillsides of the                 for its spectacular location and panoramic valley
the stylish lobby en route to the exotic pool             campuhan river valley. The location is central yet                views. Only 10 minutes from Ubud village in
area. Indulge in the luxurious spa or at one of           off the beaten track, offering amazing views of                   the hotel shuttle, it overlooks the Petanu river,
the many restaurants. The rooms are everything            the river, sloping rice fields and coconut groves.                lush jungle and pretty rice paddies. even the
you would expect from 5-star accommodation;               The resort boasts 34 spacious suites and 9                        two pools, overhanging and at the edge of the
dark timber features, four-poster beds and lots           elegant villas, each with its own private plunge                  riverside, boast unbelievable views – imagine
of natural light oozes class and charisma. The            pool and terrace. Service here is excellent too, as               swimming in the midst of pure tranquility! rooms
Deluxe Pool villas are especially awesome with            is the infinity-edge pool overlooking the valley                  and villas have everything you need, including
private plunge pool and gazebo.STAy                       and rice fields below – bliss!QHOL                                air-con and balconies as standard.QHOL

•       Pool                                              •       3 pools                                                   •       2 pools
•       Pool bar                                          •       restaurant                                                •       3 restaurants
•       restaurant                                        •       2 bars                                                    •       Bar
•       Day spa                                           •       Day spa                                                   •       Day spa
•       Airport transfers                                 •       Gym                                                       •       Tennis court
•       Shuttle to Ubud                                   •       Library                                                   •       Shop
•       Internet                                          •       Free wi-Fi                                                •       Parking

     fr $134            Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $189           Per Person Per night tWin share                fr  $145           Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Jan 11-30 Nov 11                                dates: 1 Apr 11-30 Jun 11, 1 Sep 11-23 Dec 11                     dates: 1 Apr 11-15 Sep 11

     + bonus Breakfast incl daily.                            + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 5 nights, pay 4.               + bonus Breakfast incl daily. Stay 4 nights, pay 3.
                                                              valid 1 Apr 11-31 Mar 12.                                         valid 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-19 Dec 11.



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                                                                                                                                                           Anyar




LOMBOk
Lush tropical surroundings, unspoiled beaches – this
                                                                                                           Gili Islands



                                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                                               Teluk Nara
                                                                                                                              Teluk Kode
                                                                                                                                                 Mt. Rijani


                                                                                                                                        Baun Pusuk

picture-perfect island is located only 20 minutes by                                                         Senggigi
                                                                                                                                  Airport
                                                                                                                                                LOMBOK
plane or two hours by boat east of Bali. known for                                           Ferry From Bali
                                                                                                                              1
                                                                                                                          MATARAM                                     Selong
its quaint customs, diving and handicrafts.
                                                                                                                               Banyumulek
toP 5 things to do                                                                                                        Sukarara                         Praya

1.      Trek Mt rinjani to witness seriously unforgettable sunrises                                                  Sekotong                              Tanjung Luar
2.      Spot turtles while snorkelling in crystal-clear waters
3.      Meet the monkeys at Hutan Monyet near Pusuk Pass
4.      Stop off at Batubolong Temple for stunning views
5.      visit one of the three Gili Islands located just off the coast                                                                               2     Kuta
        for diving




    1   holiday resort lombok                             2   novotel lombok                                              3   the santosa villas
Nestled within 15 hectares of palm gardens,           Located on the southern shores of Lombok,                               & resort
hugging the shoreline on North Sengiggi Beach,        this resort is uniquely designed and on a broad                 This world class, luxurious private villa resort
this family-friendly resort offers a beautiful        stretch of beautiful beach. It boasts all the                   is located in the hot-spot of Senggigi, just 20
beachfront setting, gardens and pool. It is           luxury facilities you’d expect including pools,                 minutes from the airport. All rooms boast a
located 20 minutes from Selaparang Airport and        restaurants, fitness centre, massage and kids                   modern design and amenities such as mini bar,
only five minutes from Senggigi village. rooms        club. rooms are superior and include air-con,                   cable Tv, air-con, hairdryer and private terrace.
come complete with air-con, mini bar, balcony,        fridge, tea & coffee area, hairdryer, bathrobes                 Upgrade to a villa for your very own swimming
hairdryer and bathrobes. For a fantastic price        and access to wi-Fi. Full brekky is thrown in                   pool! The hotel offers a variety of activities too
you get full brekky daily, mineral water in rooms     daily and if you stay five nights you’ll get a one              - table tennis, outdoor pools, aerobics, diving
– even a welcome drink!QHOL                           hour massage for two!QHOL                                       and more.QHOL

•       Pool                                          •       4 pools                                                 •       Pool
•       3 restaurants                                 •       2 restaurants                                           •       6 restaurants
•       Pool bar                                      •       Bar                                                     •       Bars
•       Day spa                                       •       Gym                                                     •       Day spa
•       Gym                                           •       Natural lagoon                                          •       Tennis court
•       Tennis court                                  •       water sports                                            •       Activities desk
•       Shop                                          •       wi-Fi                                                   •       Parking

     fr $38         Per Person Per night tWin share       fr  $62        Per Person Per night tWin share                   fr $37         Per Person Per night tWin share
     dates: 1 Apr 11-31 Jul 11, 1 Sep 11-19 Dec 11        dates: 1 Apr 11-14 Jul 11, 16 Sep 11-22 Dec 11                   dates: 1 Apr 11-2 Jan 12

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