No longer content with five-star resort lounging, the modern Luxury Escaper wants to immerse themselves in their destination. From indulgent spa treatments to unique dining, here are our best experiences around the globe in 2019.
With over 2000 years of history, innumerable famous landmarks and more than 170 museums, London can be overwhelming. Our recommendation: explore the city with a local. Get beyond the tourist trail with a tour of the East End, one of London’s most hipster neighbourhoods. Guides are matched to guests based on their interests, and what follows is a two-hour long tour that might cover anything from Columbia Road Flower Market to Rich Mix.
$147 per adult
Add this experience to your stay at the Flemmings Mayfair
Settle in for the ultimate couple’s indulgence in the Prana Spa private suite. After arriving by private transfer from your hotel, you’ll be treated with seven luxurious therapies from the sea including a relaxing therapeutic massage, a dry body exfoliation and a full-body wrap in the abundant proteins, vitamins and trace of minerals from the sea. From a mineral-rich seaweed footbath to a nourishing warm oil and rosemary scalp treatment, every portion of your body will be treated with calming and healing natural elements – complete your voyage with a relaxing soak in a Marine Bath before a private transfer back to your hotel.
$390 for two adults, 270 mins
Add this experience to your stay at the Trans Resort Bali
Experience the luxury of Arabian Nights with a once-in-a-lifetime desert dinner. You’ll set off on an afternoon dune drive across the undulating golden sands, watching for local wildlife as you venture deep into the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. After a variety of activities including dune driving, sandboarding and even a short camel ride, you’ll head to a traditional Bedouin style camp that will serve as your restaurant for the evening. Settle in for a night under the stars, filled with delicious, authentic Middle Eastern barbeque, traditional entertainment, and henna hand painting – one that you’ll remember long after you return to your hotel.
$131 per person
Add this experience to your stay at the Grand Hyatt Dubai
Take a day-trip to the picture-perfect Phi Phi Islands where you’ll be immersed in their tropical beaches, stunning rock formations and blue waters full of marine life. After going for a swim and snorkel visit Phi Let, famous for its colonies of birds’ nests. Visit the locals at ‘Monkey Beach’, and appreciate the magnificent marine life of the great coral reef. Enjoy lunch at a beachfront resort restaurant, then spend the afternoon exploring the island and its beautiful beaches.
$200 per person
Add this experience to your stay at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa
Get a birds-eye view of Sydney and spend an unforgettable day on the Hawkesbury River. Arrive in style with a seaplane transfer to your own private picnic area, where you’ll enjoy a decadent hamper and bottle of wine. Soak in the views from the shaded comfort of your picnic rug before your pilot returns to collect you for a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour and along the Northern Beaches.
$445 per adult
Add this experience to your stay at the Hyatt Regency Sydney
Experience the life of a high roller and follow in the footsteps of the Crazy Rich Asians of the blockbuster film with a private tour of Singapore’s high society. Visit filming locations such as CHIJMES (the scene of Minta and Colin’s wedding) and Peik Lin’s mansion in Cluny Park, and channel your inner actor by playing out a scene from the movie. Finish your tour with a Mahjong 101 session and learn the significance of moves made during Eleanor and Rachel’s showdown at the Mahjong Parlour.
$870 for two people
Add this experience to your stay at the SO Sofitel Singapore
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