5 of the Best Labour Day Getaways
Another long weekend beckons, and we’ve got just the right plan for that – five easy, breezy holidays just a hop and skip away.
Finally there’s an official day off from the daily nine-to-five, and to celebrate, we have found some of the best Labour Day hotel packages. The best part? They are all within Southeast Asia, so you are literally just a few hours away from unadulterated fun.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled long weekend with your friends, then the luxurious Alila Purnama is for you. With five spacious suites, the 46-metre vessel is available for private charter. Taking you through the Eastern Indonesia region, sparkling blue waters greet you daily as you hop across the gorgeous islands of Komodo, Flores, or Raja Ampat. Life onboard is a happy one for sure: diving to explore the untouched coral reef systems, lounging on white sand beaches, sun-tanning on deck, a personal chef to whip up feast after feast, and a private crew to meet all your needs.
If a staycation is the easiest way for you to enjoy the Labour Day long weekend, then do it in style at Fairmont Singapore. Nothing beats the convenience of having a mall at your feet, with Raffles City Shopping Centre literally right downstairs. With so many fantastic amenities and offers across the hotel, there is literally no reason to leave; think 25 percent off the room stay, 20 percent off dining and at The Willow Stream Spa. Perfect.
Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor, Siem Reap
If you’re looking for a spot of culture in your long weekend, then Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor, Siem Reap, is the one for you. With Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Tonlé Sap Lake also close by, the hotel, with traditional Khmer style architecture, is exquisitely gorgeous. Two in-house boutiques make it possible to bring home some local keepsakes, while the open-all-hours pool and stunningly peaceful gardens make it hard to leave. If you’re looking for some R&R, go straight for the Unlimited Spa package. Embracing ancient Cambodian healing techniques and using only the finest, natural products, it’s sure to have you back to your best in no time.
Long weekends always equal essential family time and ideal for those not wanting to go too far from home, just an hour’s ferry ride away is Angsana Bintan- your quick ticket to the sun, sand and sea. The resort has put together a three-day-two-night itinerary for parents and up to two of their teens or younger children, thoughtfully planning separate activities for the adults and kids, making sure everyone gets the full break they deserve. Children games specialist, Lion Adventure, make sure your children stay safe during their days of sandcastle building, raft-making sessions, campfires and even learning survivor skills, leaving parents to bliss out in peace at the poolside, nearby beach, or over a rejuvenating rubdown at the Angsana Spa.
Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
Sitting on the glitzy Pudong riverfront, the luxury hotelier makes full use of its excellent address with the ‘Shanghai Dream’ package. Your luxurious stay begins at your suite, which guarantees spectacular views of the city skyline and Huangpu River whether day or night. Make full use of your Mandarin Oriental’s Executive Club privileges, with all-day dining, evening cocktails and a bus shuttle should for quick trips to the Pudong area. This unique package also includes a cultural visit to the Aurora Museum, home to thousands of ancient Chinese relics, as well as a luxury yacht cruise along the Pudong River. Setting off from the Shanghai Metropolitan Marine Yacht Club located right next door, a Mandarin Oriental butler acts as your personal guide during the 60-minute journey, leaving you to just relax and enjoy your cocktails as you take in all of the splendour of the city.
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