There are a number of public holidays this month April till June onwards that you could take advantage of and jet off to somewhere idyllic for the weekend. From Good Friday, Labour Day, Wesak Day and the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa, if you’re looking to escape the hustle bustle city of Singapore, we reckon you should treat yourself to a staycation (or two) at some of Asia’s lush destinations. Here’s luxury travel operator Scott Dunn‘s recommendations.
In under 3 hours, you’ll be transported to the lush, tropical forests of Bali in Ubud. Capella Ubud’s unique design was inspired by the early European settlers in Indonesia in the 19th Century, with boutique luxury tents guests immersed into their surroundings. Inspired by the jungle setting, the chefs incorporate local heritage with each dish, using local and seasonal ingredients.
Four Seasons Tented Camp
Looking for a safari-styled holiday experience? Four Seasons Tented Camp offers tourists a chance to experience glamping in their luxurious tents located on the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, overlooking the Mekong River. Opt for river trips along the Mekong River or take up expeditions to Burma or Laos.
Alila Villas Koh Russey
It just takes two hours to fly to Cambodia.
Known as the ‘jewel of the sea’ Alila Villas Koh Russey are located on the tropical island just off the coast of Cambodia. Once you land at the airport, take a 20-minute drive by private car and a speedboat to Koh Russey or Bamboo Island to make your perfect escape.
Each villa comes with a private swimming pool and garden, making it for an idyllic stay in a lush green oasis.There is also a beach front infinity pool along with a sunset bar, that’s perfect for sundowners. Here’s a fun fact: the chic resort was created in keeping with its environment and designed by Singaporean architect Chioh-Hui Goh.
Six Senses Samui
Located on the north-most tip of Koh Samui, Thailand lies a rustic retreat with Thai-infused luxury, Six Senses Samui. Their private pool villas offer breathtaking views of the surrounding Gulf of Siam and its outlying islands, making it the perfect romantic hideaway (or honeymoon).
The 66 villas are located among 20 acres of natural vegetation around a sloping headland and are split-level, offering you a feeling of seclusion. Their restaurants Dining on the Rocks and Dining on the Hill use vegetables, herbs and organic green from its own gardens, while giving diners extensive views from their tables.