Hidden Luxuries – Asia

It is time to de-stress yourself and forget about your worries then you can consider a few places in Asia. The destinations are from the luxurious to the mediocre category, depending on how adventurous you really are!

Glamping at the Canopi, Bintan

Have you ever visited Bintan? Well, it is time you and your family took a short break to rejuvenate your mind and soul. The Canopi is located amidst the flourishing and evergreen Bintan island with a provision for “glamorous camping”. You can spend your time in giant tents which are equipped with modernized luxuries that include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, Spa, all day dining, and many other amenities.

The Canopi has the world’s largest man-made seawater crystal lagoon and an outdoor Jacuzzi. There are plenty of activities available for both – kids and adults. The crystal lagoon can keep you occupied for hours by being engrossed with various attractions provided by the Canopi. You can choose a tent that offers a view of the Crystal Lagoon or the Jacuzzi  Tent Suites with Lagoon views with an outdoor Jacuzzi.



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Montigo Resorts, Batam

If Bintan is out of your budget you can visit Batam which would not rip your pockets apart. Batam is  just 30 minutes away from Singapore. The Montigo Resorts offers you with picturesque architecture and a breath taking view of the Nongsa waters.

They provide various activities for all age groups that include – firefly sightseeing, mangrove tours, fishing trips, and sunset cruises. They also offer water sports like Jetski, Wakeboarding, and for all you fitness freaks you have nothing to worry about! They also have sports and fitness activities that are conducted by certified trainers.



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What are your thoughts on taking another family or your friends along? You can avail a Family and Friends Getaway package? This includes a two-bedroom villa with an in-villa BBQ and 15% off on the Montigo Spa, 10% off on water sports and 10% off when you dine at the F&B outlets. This is a perfect holiday destination for home-bound parents who just want some time off and spend some quality time with themselves.

Sibu Islands, Malaysia

If you are looking for a getaway that has more of a rustic-y charm to it, Sibu Islands is where you should be. Instead of visiting the commercialized beaches of Thailand, you may want to consider Malaysia which is just 3 hours away from Singapore. Malaysia offers picturesque and serene beaches, wooden huts, a calm and de-stressed aura.

The Sea Gypsy Village Resort and Dive Base is in the north-eastern part of Sibu. It offers all its guests with ring side seats for mesmerizing moon-rises. The Sea Gypsy flaunts its Kid’s Lounge where kids above 4 years need not be accompanied by an adult. It is open daily from 7.30 pm to 7.00 pm and is FREE of charge. The kids can play board games, read books, or watch Disney Channel on huge TV. For kids 8 years and above, they provide a snorkeling course. Other than a peaceful holiday, the Sea Gypsy brag that has a few your child enjoy some adventurous activities.



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Legoland, Malaysia

If you are looking for something more adventurous then this is it!! Legoland – Is Malaysia’s first international themed park! As the name, itself in enough to convince you to take your family here. It is approximately an hour away from Singapore. If your child is a big fan of lego and loves to create a lego world; then you have no time to waste! It would be a pleasure to live at a lego themed resort for a night. I am sure you would be awestruck!!

The highlight of this resort is that each floor is themed differently – Adventure, Kingdome, and Pirate. The kids’ room have bunk beds which can accommodate three kids respectively, while the adults have their room furnished with king-sized beds.

The place provides various activities for kids of different ages, where they can dance and enjoy with Lego characters, colouring activities, to mini-figure trading.

The Lego-themed water park offers many adventurous and fun activities as well as provide 40 interactive rides shows, and attractions.



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Chiang Mai, Thailand

Would you like to explore some more? Chiang Mai in Bangkok, Thailand located along the banks of the Ping river offers you with it’s contemporary and traditional culture. Chiang Mai is known for its breath taking Buddhist temples, cheap street food at the night bazaar along the Chang Klan road, and the hot air balloon rides. Your family will be thrilled with what Chiang Mai can offer you – nature’s gentle giants – the elephants, and nature’s wildness – the tigers, the rain-forest canopy on zip lines, the Chiang Mai zoo, night safari, Wat Umong (tunnel temple) which consist of underground passageways. The city also provides you with one, two, and three day treks where you can explore the unspoiled and flourished forests. In Chiang Mai, amidst all the temples, the monks walk bare feet in vermilion robes and collect alms.



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