Emerald Garden Resort: Up to 6D5N Stay for 2 People in Superior Room with Breakfast

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  • Hillside resort surrounded by lush tropical foliage.
  • Located a short 10-minute walk to Ao Nang Beach and Nopparat Thara Beach
  • Facilities include two swimming pools, pool bar, restaurants, and spa.
  • Travel till Oct 31, 2015.

[Grab it now with RM328.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM588.00

The deal

Superior Room stay

  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM328 instead of RM588
  • 4D3N stay for 2 for RM448 instead of RM825
  • 5D4N stay for 2 for RM568 instead of RM1,063
  • 6D5N stay for 2 for RM678 instead of RM1,300

Hotel at a glance

Guests arrive at a resort amidst green surroundings, as the resort’s name would suggest. Spired roof buildings, reminiscent of traditional Thai-style architecture, house guests in the comfort of air conditioning and crisp sheets. Outside in the tropical Krabi sun, lounging men and women relax on deck chairs as classic Singha beer is poured into chilled glasses or gulped straight from the bottle at the pool bar.

  • Sink into the calming waters of any one of the two outdoor swimming pools of the hotel and while away time floating about.
  • Thai hands, elbows, and feet stretch limbs, crack bones, and unknot muscles using Thai massage techniques at the spa.
  • Boredom from looking at lush greenery can be remedied by taking a 10-minute walk down to Krabi’s famed Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beaches for a dash of sun, sand, and sea.

Ao Nang, Krabi: What to see and do

Take notes from CNN Travel’s list of 20 idyllic beach getaways in Asia as you explore the shores of Railay, where fine-grain sands and stalactite cliffs accompany your sojourn into the warm waters. Winning hearts as well as votes as TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 winner, your private Southern beach getaway continues inland at the unassuming Krabi town. Take your pick from the evening’s menu of prawn and lemon grass soup, grilled snapper, fried oysters, and more as you visit the famed Khong Kha pier for a night’s out amongst the locals and the authentic variations of Thai cuisine.

Superior Room

  • 26sqm
  • Queen-size or twin bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. Third guest subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Swimming pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Snooker table

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast for guest aged 13 and above: THB950 per person per night
  • Extra bed with breakfast for child aged 4 – 12: THB475 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 4 –12: THB150 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed for child aged 3 and below: free

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Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat: 3D2N Stay for up to 4 People with Breakfast

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  • Eco-friendly forest retreat is home to wildlife like long-tail macaques, sea eagles, Red Helen butterflies, and more.
  • Luxuriate in therapeutic treatments and full body massages at Ishan Malaysian Spa.
  • Visit the duty-free shopping malls of Kuah, tour the UNESCO Global Langkawi Geopark, and soak in the sun on the sands of Pantai Tengah.
  • Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2014 and ranked first out of 79 specialty lodgings in Langkawi.
  • Instalment plan available from RM17.08 per week onwards. Click here to see our FAQ.

[Grab it now with RM888.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM1,440.00

The deal

Studio

  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM888 (up to RM1,440 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 2 + 30-minute massage for RM998 (up to RM1,540 value)

2-Bedroom Cottage

  • 3D2N stay for 4 for RM1,498 (up to RM2,390 value)
  • 3D2N stay for 4 + 30-minute massage for RM1,718 (up to RM2,490 value)

Suite

  • 3D2N stay for 2 + 1-hour aromatherapy massage + 1 bottle of sparkling wine for RM1,498 (up to RM2,350 value)

Hotel at a glance

Nestled in the shade of the tropical rainforest, Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat offers tranquil company in the form of rustling leaves and birdsong, as well as the occasional long-tailed macaque and iridescent butterfly. From its location on the slope of a forested hill, you can look out at the turquoise jewel of the Andaman Sea and the view of the Machinchang Range cutting a jagged line on the horizon.

  • The eco-friendly resort is designed to minimise damage to the pristine surroundings; each building is built around the existing trees with lightweight and insulated material to reduce the use of air conditioning.
  • Relax and rejuvenate under the care of trained therapists at Ishan Malaysian spa, with Ayurvedic hair treatments, eye masks, and full body massages available.
  • Feast on fresh seafood prepared Japanese-style at the award-winning Unkaizen Japanese Restaurant, complemented with a selection of wine and sake.
  • Find peace with yoga classes and nature hikes led by experienced instructors.

Langkawi, Malaysia: What to see and do

Taking its inspiration from both the earth and skies, the name ‘Langkawi’ is commonly thought to have arisen due to the profusion of Lang Merah eagles on the island, along with the abundance of marble – kawi in Sanskrit – found within its confines. Having come under both British and Thai rule during its lifetime, the influences of the latter remain apparent in both the local culture, and the cuisine that feeds it. The post-war era saw an influx of pirate activity, with the archipelago’s dense foliage providing nooks and crannies with which to seek refuge.

Legs aside, wanderers traverse the circumference of the island via bicycles, taxis, rented cars, and the occasional water buffalo – emblematic of the idyllic village life that juxtaposes itself against the urban façade of tourist-laden sites. Shopping malls abound in Kuah, amongst other destinations, with the establishment of Langkawi’s duty-free status in 1987.

Cable car rides proffer a glimpse of murky jungles and cascading waterfalls like the Telaga Tujuh in Gunung Mat Cincang, along with the chance to observe a menagerie of flora and fauna within the confines of the UNESCO-declared Geopark, where Palaeozoic sedimentary sequences reveal themselves amongst the agglomeration of mangroves, tidal flats, and estuaries.

Amateur historians revel in the Makam Mahsuri, the tomb of a maiden who cursed the island for seven generations after being executed for infidelity. Evidence of the malediction is said to lie in Padang Matsirat, where burnt grains of rice still reside almost two hundred years after angry villagers led a revolt against the Siamese. Less malicious locales allure from afar; waves ebbing like a heartbeat against the dazzling sands of Pantai Cenang, Pantai Kok, and Pantai Tengah.

Studio

  • 46 sqm room
  • King, double, or 2 single bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 2 adults per room

2-Bedroom Cottage

  • 106 sqm cottage
  • Double or 2 single bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 4 adults per room

Suite

  • 84 sqm room
  • King bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 2 adults per room

Hotel facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi
  • Concierge
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Tour services
  • Garden

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Kanishka Villas: Up to 6D5N Stay for 2 People in One-Bedroom Private Pool Villa with Daily Breakfast

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  • 5-star resort located in coastal town of Seminyak, within reach of local eateries, bars, and shopping spots.
  • Awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
  • Facilities include private pool, in-villa spa treatments and room service, and more.
  • Visit the Petitenget Temple, Bali Trick Art Gallery, Discovery Shopping Mall, the Folk Art Gallery, or the nearby Seminyak and Double Six Beach, and more.
  • Installment plan available from RM21.50 per week onwards. Click here to see our FAQ.
  • Travel till Dec 20, 2015.

[Grab it now with RM1,118.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM3,215.00

The deal

One-Bedroom Pool Villa

  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM1,118 (up to RM3,215 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 2 for RM1,628 (up to RM4,822 value)
  • 5D4N stay for 2 for RM2,118 (up to RM6,429 value)
  • 6D5N stay for 2 for RM2,518 (up to RM8,036 value)

Hotel at a glance

Ensconced in the quilted berth of Seminyak’s touristic township, along its western shoreline is the hotel’s collection of villas offering abodes away from home and sheltered within its own tranquil territory despite the buzzing of nearby hangouts and the beachfront nightlife. A restful self-contained domain awaits in the hotel’s selection of pads, where guests are treated to a wholesome space sectioned into designated areas comprising the kitchen and living room, while a separate spread upon which the bedroom lays. The chamber holds sway over fatigue through serene views of the private swimming pool accompanied by the lapping of the entryway pond’s waters, as a mosquito netted four-poster bed catches heads falling into slumber. Right outside the room lies the aforementioned pool space, encompassed by its very own deck equipped with recumbent chairs at the ready for sessions of lounging in the sun or therapeutic spa treatments proffered within the comfort of the villa.

  • Explore the surrounding beach town with ease with the hotel’s array of bicycles available for rent.
  • Pump away humdrum evenings at the hotel’s neighbouring fitness centre. A full fledged gym fitted with an assortment of equipment and a range of classes, Bali Fitness Seminyak comes available to guests with specialised fees and package options for the fitness buff.

Bali: What to see and do

Go through your bucket list of Bali’s mainstay beaches of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak as you suss out your favourite surfing and tanning spots in Indonesia before continuing on with CNN Travel’s list of the best 5 hidden beaches nearby. Fascinating swimmers and sand-strollers alike with their green-blue waters, black volcanic sands, and inclinator-equipped cliffs, TripAdvisor’s favourite island destination in Asia, which is second only to Thailand’s Ko Tao is your destination for adventure as well as relaxation. Consider an exhilarating ride around the grounds of the multi-award winning Kuta waterpark of Waterbom, where up to 12 rides carrying their apt monikers like the Smash Down, Climax, and Race Track, come complemented with the Euro Bungy ride, which catapults brave souls up in a graceful and stomach-curdling arc. Then, re-enact a scene from the best-selling paperback by Elizabeth Gilbert as you experience an authentic treatment at the many luxury spas which pepper the in-lands and coasts.

One-Bedroom Pool Villa

  • Room size: 50sqm
  • Bedding type: 1 Queen bed
  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults with 1 child aged 3 – 11. Third guest subject to additional charges

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • In-villa spa services
  • Partnering gym and fitness centre
  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle services
  • Laundry services
  • Childcare services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Add-Ons (payable to hotel)

  • Stay with extra bed with breakfast for adult aged 12 and above: US$50 per person per night
  • Stay with extra bed with breakfast for child aged 3 – 11: US$30 per person per night
  • Stay with existing bed with breakfast for child aged 2 and below: Free
  • Upgrade to two-bedroom villa: US$100 per villa per night

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Royal Empire Hotel: Up to 4D3N Stay for 2 People in Deluxe Room with Breakfast

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  • 4-star hotel with Khmer-style decor located close to Angkor Shopping Arcade night market, Cambodian Cultural Village, and Pub Street.
  • 12-minute drive to Angkor Wat and 13-minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport.
  • Facilities include a fitness centre, restaurants, spa, and saltwater swimming pool.
  • Siem Reap is third on Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Asia.
  • Travel till Oct 31, 2015.

[Grab it now with RM318.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM1,329.00

The deal

Deluxe Room

  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM318 (up to RM1,329 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 2 for RM438 (up to RM1,939 value)

Hotel at a glance

Khmer-style adornments and décor mark the guest’s entrance into Royal Empire Hotel’s lobby, where dark wood furniture, with traditional Khmer motifs strike a contrast against pale-colored walls. Shoes can be heard click clacking on the hardwood and polished tile floors as guests walk towards their rooms, where the familiar contrast of dark wood floors and furnishings against cream walls greet sojourning eyes.

  • Take a ride out to Angkor Shopping Arcade night market where a flurry of vendors and tourists fill the air with a buzz of energy and activity.
  • Chlorine-sensitive skin and hair rejoice at the sight of the outdoor saltwater pool, where guests can dip toes or submerge entire bodies to escape the Indochinese heat.
  • Acquaint yourself with the local culture through its cuisine with a Khmer style dinner at the hotel’s restaurants, or muster some Dutch courage at the lounge for whatever the night holds.

Siem Reap, Cambodia: What to see and do

The city of Siem Reap is popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Angkor’ as most visitors choose the town as a base to explore the ruins of Angkor and its surrounding attractions. Although the temples are a shadow of its former glorious Khmer Empire days, they are still a sight to behold; myth and history are etched into the stone structures that chronicle the religious beliefs and legacy of an ancient civilisation. The prized jewels of the UNESCO World Heritage Site are Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and it is worth waking up before dawn to climb up the steps of these monuments and see the rising sun tint the landscape with hues of gold.

Siem Reap has more to offer besides age-old temples. In the town area, you can visit the Angkor National Museum as a prelude to your trip to the Angkor Archaeological park, or drop by Angkor Silk Farm to see how silk worms are cultivated and silk-weaving techniques. It is possible to cover the town on foot but transportation services are readily available to shuttle you from one location to another. Familiarise yourself with the flavours unique to this region at a restaurant specialising in Khmer cuisine, which focuses on fresh ingredients, simplicity, and aromatic herbs. Some of these venues stage Apsara dance performances for diners, a classical dance performed by women dressed in elaborate costumes and golden headdresses that tell a tale through fluid movements and facial expressions. About half an hour away towards the southern outskirts of the city is the vast expanse of water that is Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Go for a boat tour that takes you past floating villages and fishermen hard at work, while trips to the wildlife reserve and flooded forests bring you up-close to nature and its inhabitants.

Deluxe Room

  • 36 sqm room
  • King-sized or twin bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child aged 10 and below per room. 3rd and 4th guest subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Outdoor saltwater swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurants
  • Spa
  • Grand meeting and banquet room

Add-ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast for adult aged 11 and above: USD20 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 4 – 10: USD8 per person per night.

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Swiss-Belinn Legian: Up to 8D7N Stay for 2 People in 1-Bedroom Superior Room with Breakfast

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  • Awarded Traveler’s Choice 2015 Winner for bargain hotels.
  • Facilities include ocean-view rooftop pool, sun beds, public Wi-Fi, and more.
  • Visit the beaches of Seminyak, Double Six, and Legian; splash about at the Waterbom Bali theme park, sample the local nightlife, shop for arts and crafts along Jalan Mertanadi and Jalan Melasti, and more.
  • Travel till Dec 20, 2015.

[Grab it now with RM308.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM462.00

The deal

1-Bedroom Superior Room

  • 3D2N stay for 2 for RM308 (up to RM462 value)
  • 4D3N stay for 2 for RM458 (up to RM693 value)
  • 5D4N stay for 2 for RM598 (up to RM924 value)
  • 6D5N stay for 2 for RM728 (up to RM1,155 value)
  • 8D7N stay for 2 for RM988 (up to RM1,616 value)

Hotel at a glance

Peek from in between the tiled rooftops of the tourist neighbourhood of Legian and find your view of the Balinese sea from the topmost pool floor of this international hotel. Calling sun-bathers and lounge-lovers forth with its sunset-washed decks and silhouettes of hat-shaped tips, this three-star property becomes your launching point for a star-sprinkled dinner or a night out at Seminyak’s TripAdvisor-certified locales.

Legian, Bali: What to see and do

Take your pick from one of the three must-visit sands of Bali, which includes the beach cafe fronts of Legian, boutique shopping central of Seminyak, and surfing district of Kuta. Part of CNN Travel’s list of World’s 100 best beaches, Bali spoils you for choices of surfing scenes, sun-bathing spots, and sunset-watching seats which comes with their own throng of TripAdvisor-certified restaurants and watering holes.

1-Bedroom Superior Room

  • 22sqm
  • Double or twin bedding
  • Max.occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and below per room. Child guest aged 5 and above subject to additional charges

Hotel facilities

  • Rooftop bar
  • 24-hour in-room dining and massage service
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundryservice
  • Public Wi-Fi

Add-Ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed with breakfast for guests aged 13 and above: IDR250,000 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for child aged 5 – 12: IDR75,000 per person per night
  • Stay without extra bed with breakfast for guests aged 4 and below: Free
  • Airport transfer: IDR175,000 per car per way.

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Time Hotel Melaka: 2D1N Stay in Deluxe Standard Room for Two / Family Room for Three / Deluxe Family Room for Four

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  • Budget-friendly stay for up to 4 people within walking distance of Mahkota Parade and Dataran Pahlawan.
  • Facilities include private parking lot, complimentary Wi-Fi, and more.
  • Visit Portuguese Square, Queen Victoria’s Fountain, A’ Famosa Fort, and more.

[Grab it now with RM58.00 @ GroupOn]

Normal Price : RM88.00

Choose from

  • 2D1N stay for 2 in a Deluxe Standard Room for RM58 (up to RM88 value)
  • 2D1N stay for 3 in a Family Room for RM78 (up to RM108 value)
  • 2D1N stay for 4 in a Deluxe Family Room for RM98 (up to RM128 value)

Hotel near the Heart of Melaka

Sharp, polished tiles deck the grounds of the hotel in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Melaka. The rooms offer beds and duvets in air-conditioned confines, along with private bathrooms equipped with rain shower. With Mahkota Parade, Dataran Pahlawan, and the A Famosa Fort a short walk or trishaw ride away, the unassuming hotel is a tranquil place to unwind after a long day of exploring historical attractions.

Malacca: Historical Enchanter

Travel back in history to what was once the East’s more formidable city of influence and one of South-East Asia’s UNESCO Heritage Site that is Malacca. What began as a quiet fishing village quickly became the central trading ground for Asian and European merchants under the rule of its first sultan, Parameswara. Its heritage as an international port is deeply etched into the architecture, food, and people that make this state home. One of the artifacts left behind is Dutch Square. Coloured in deep dark maroon, what used to be an administrative building for the Dutch colonisers is now the main town square that graces many a greeting card and tourist photograph. Dutch Square is but the tip of the iceberg that is Melaka’s architectural heritage; there’s Fortaleza de Malaca, a Portuguese fort; Bastion House that once served as a British bank; and the Baba Nyonya Peranakan Museum housed in an actual Peranakan heritage home.

Jonker Street is another favourite and is host to the ever popular Jonker Walk Night Market during Fridays and Saturdays, though when bathed in the harsh light of the weekday is more known for its aged yet nostalgically picturesque pre-war shop houses. Get a mouthful of history with samples of local cuisine, the front-runner being Baba-Nyonya food. Dishes that were once made in the confines of grandmothers’ kitchens have now become eponymous with the city’s fusion flair, along with Portuguese-Eurasian cuisine which one may find at the Portuguese Settlement, home to the descendants of former Portuguese colonisers.

Transporting you a century back with her colonial legacy which was influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch, and British, a port-city tour around the surviving building remnants brings you up close to the enduring reminder of the power wrests which keeps Malacca in the more dynamic sections of the ancient Malay annals.

The rooms

Deluxe Standard Room

  • 23 sqm room
  • 1 Queen-sized bed
  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 3rd adults subject to additional charges

Family Room

  • 25 sqm room
  • 1 single and 1 double bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 4 adults or 3 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 4th adult subject to additional charges

Deluxe Family Room

  • 28 sqm room
  • 2 double bedding
  • Max. occupancy: 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child aged 12 and below per room. 5th adult subject to additional charges.

Hotel facilities

  • Business centre
  • Currency exchange service
  • Private parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Add-Ons (payable to hotel)

  • Extra bed (max. 1 per room): RM40 per room per night.
  • Stay without extra bed for child aged 12 and below: Free of charge

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