Hot travel deals for an end-of-year escape

In Holiday Reviews - Asia, Holiday Reviews - Bali, Holiday Reviews - South Pacific Islands, Holiday Reviews - Vanuatu, Top Lists by The H4C Team

It’s hard to believe but Christmas and the summer holidays are on their way – yes, already. Think you’ve earned yourselves a special end-of-year escape? We’ve found some brilliant travel deals to make your summer holiday the best yet! 

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Fitzroy Island Resort

Romance on the Reef at Fitzroy Island Resort

For an island escape filled with snorkelling, swimming and chilling out, treat yourselves to a stay at Queensland’s Fitzroy Island Resort. A spectacular hideaway on the Great Barrier Reef, the resort is also home to Australia’s Best Beach for 2018, Nudely Beach – perfect for a summer getaway!

Package highlights: Three nights’ accommodation in an Island Suite for two guests, a chilled bottle of house sparkling on arrival, a three-course a la carte dinner for two at Zephyrs or Foxy’s Restaurant, buffet breakfast for two and return transfers from Cairns on the Fitzroy Flyer. See price and expiry date here

Kingfisher Bay Resort

Fraser Romance at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Make like Harry and Meghan and lap up the sunshine on Queensland’s scenic Fraser Island. The perfect place to stay here, Kingfisher Bay Resort boasts stylish accommodation, fabulous dining and direct beach access. Take it easy and discover the island’s sensational natural gifts for a getaway you’ll both love.

Package highlights: Three nights’ accommodation in a Wallum-Lagoon View Room, free upgrade to spa room, bottle of wine and cheese platter at Sunset Bar, full buffet breakfast daily, 30-minute massage each and return passenger ferry transfers ex River Heads. See price and expiry date here.

Puri Wulandari

Simply Romance package at Puri Wulandari, a boutique resort & spa

Dreaming of a Bali escape? Go all-out and indulge in a luxury Ubud getaway at Puri Wulandari. Tucked away in lush jungle and featuring sumptuous secluded villas, this private haven will have you feeling refreshed and totally romanced.

Package highlights: Three nights’ accommodation in the Srikandi one-bedroom villa (with private pool), daily breakfast for two at Legong Terrace Restaurant or in-villa, one-time romantic candlelit dinner for two in-villa, daily afternoon tea, complimentary shuttle to central Ubud and return airport transfer. See price and expiry date here

Kayumanis Private Estate & Spa

Romantic Interlude at Kayumanis Private Estate & Spa

Situated in Bali’s dreamy Jimbaran, Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa will impress luxury-lovers seeking a relaxed escape. With exotic surrounds, spacious villas and glamorous touches like 24-hour butler service, this palm-dotted home-away-from-home is hard to resist.

Package highlights: Four nights’ accommodation in a one-bedroom private estate, floating dinner, Indonesian rijsttaffel lunch, two-hour relaxing massage or ritual, daily breakfast at Kayumanis Resto or in-villa, daily complimentary high tea, 24-hour butler service, shuttle service within Jimbaran and Nusa Dua, and return airport transfer. See price and expiry date here.

Bali Dynasty Resort

Intimate Romance package at Bali Dynasty Resort

With six restaurants, five bars and a beach club, Bali Dynasty Resort in south Kuta makes celebrating the end of 2018 easy. Whether you’re wanting to keep things laid-back at the nearby beach or explore the local area and its sights, you’ll find an incredible escape at this summer-favourite spot. 

Package highlights: Two nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Room, fruit basket on arrival, daily buffet breakfast for two, one-time 60-minute Ashoka signature massage for two and one-time candlelit dinner for two. See price and expiry date here.

Ratua Island Resort & Spa

Lovers’ Escape at Ratua Island Resort & Spa

An island paradise on the pristine sands of Vanuatu’s Espiritu Santo, Ratua Island Resort & Spa has all the makings for a loved-up escape. An eco-luxe hideaway with private beaches, coral reefs and a picturesque lagoon, the resort is also beloved for its old-world teak villas and brilliant experiences. Horse riding on the beach, anyone?

Package highlights: Four nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Beachfront Villa and two complimentary spa/wellness treatments in the overwater Coral Reef Spa. See price and expiry date here.

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