For Just AUD$65 You Could Own Your Own Villa in Mykonos. If you’re lucky . . .

Want to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous with your very own Mykonos villa, for just AUD $65.00? Well now you can! One lucky ticket holder will be the winner of a dreamy Mykonos villa valued at AUD $6.6 million featuring uninterrupted, expansive views of turquoise Aegean water and white rooftops.

Nestled among a collection of luxurious villas, tickets are now available for the opportunity to win an incredible dream villa in the world’s most desired European destination, Mykonos, Greece.

Mykonos is undoubtedly the playground of celebrities and millionaires across the world, with the perfect combination of sea, sun, beaches, scenery, food and night-life ensuring that a holiday on Mykonos will be an unforgettable experience.

You now have the opportunity to live life as if you’re on holiday every day in your very own villa. The Mykonos property spans 4,900 sq. m complete with lavish landscaping including stone paved pathways and a private small church.

The villa package comprises of fully furnished:

  • 5 double bedrooms, complete with attached bathrooms
  • 3 individual double apartments
  • Double room facilities that can be easily converted to single facilities
  • Fully equipped staff quarters
  • Ecological infinity pool
  • Games room
  • Bar
  • Gymnasium
  • Alfresco dinning

Should you choose to rent the villa making full use of its hotel licence, the estimated rental income over the 4 peak months (coinciding with the Mediterranean Summer) from June through to end of September is the equivalent to AUD$404,000.00 per year.

The first prize package also includes a set of economy class, return tickets for the winner or a travel voucher up to the equivalent price for you to use to visit your prize home.

Purchase your tickets at www.dreamvillamykonos.com and give the gift of Mykonos this Christmas with the winner being drawn on 28 February 2018.

Source: Dream Villa Mykonos


Elements of Byron unveils new Summer developments

Positioned beachside on Byron Bay’s iconic Belongil Beach, Elements of Byron are pleased to announce developments to the property, since launch in early 2016.

Elements of Byron offers a refined and tranquil haven on the outskirts of Byron town, extending across fifty acres of luscious rainforest and interconnected tea tree creeks, lakes and ponds. Inspired by and encompassed within nature, the Elements property is home to more than 19 rare and threatened Australian species.

Nature has always been a starting and primary point for our inspiration and design. Developments to the property throughout summer and beyond will maintain that philosophy and ethos,” says Jeremy Holmes, Development Director of Elements.

Existing notable features of Elements of Byron, including an 850,000-litre infinity lagoon, endless day beds and rustic fire pits, award-winning leisure facilities and dining options will be enhanced with exciting and indulgent new additions for summer 2017.

The highly anticipated reveal of the 99 new luxury two-bedroom, two bathroom rainforest villas have just been completed and now available to book. They feature timber decks, inbuilt fireplaces and luxurious veranda bathhouses. The villas enable guests to unwind in the epitome of Byron Bay nature. The new villas are an elevated offering from Elements of Byron – the perfect, private hideaway for those seeking to be energised and rejuvenated. The villas will be priced from $650 per night. Generous in size, they are the perfect excuse for a weekend away with friends or family to explore this iconic stretch of New South Wales coast.

www.elementsofbyron.com.au


The Maldives island you can actually afford - Introducing Kandima Maldives

Newly open in 2017, Kandima Maldives is one of the most beautiful places on earth.  Located on a lush 3 km long tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll, just a quick 45-minute seaplane flight from Male, Kandima is anything but ordinary.

It’s large natural lagoon and lush tropical island surroundings are what ‘Insta Dreams’ are made of.

Kandima is an entirely new concept for the Maldives, Fun, Social & Affordable – with prices starting from 250 AUD per person per night on half board (Breakfast & Dinner) this tropical oasis has all your Instagram fantasies without the price tag.

Yes, so Finally there is an Island in the Maladies you can actually afford to visit.

The resort offers a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios, beach and aqua villas, with nine different room categories to choose from.

Kandima’s entry-level rooms are the most contemporary concept the Maldives’ has ever seen. The Sky Studios, rather than being over the ocean are situated along the main beach and have a private terrace and endless panoramic tropical views of the lagoon and it’s 50 shades of blue.

The Sky Studios mean your can finally afford to go on that luxury dream holiday without having to save your entire life or sell an internal organ. It also means the Maldives are no longer just a destination for Honeymooners.

This game changing resort breaks the mould of the Maldives traditional ‘couples only’ style and encourages guest to interact and socialise.

The resort doesn’t get hung up on luxury and exclusivity – it’s for everyone; families, couples and groups of friends, whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives will have something for everyone.

At Kandima our fun, social and playful spirit means if you get tired of staring into the eye’s of your significant other over a candle light dinner on a private beach; there is still loads to do. The resort hosts pool parties with international DJ’s, cooking classes, beach games and massage workshops as well as paddle boarding, windsurfing and cocktail tastings. You can snorkel on the nearby reef, do sunrise and aerial yoga, art classes and the resort also has the largest kids’ club in the country called Kandiland so it’s perfect for groups of friends or families.

And if that isn’t enough to get you on the next flight out, the resort also has one of the largest culinary offerings in the Maldives with 10 Bars & Restaurants including a Steak House, Chinese & Mediterranean restaurants, a Beach Club and an Adults Only Cocktail Bar.

The Maldives has been screaming out for something different; According to Kandima ”We’re not an extremely highly priced, exclusive resort. We want our guests to be sociable and inclusive but most of all, we want them to feel that they’re getting value for their hard-earned cash. What’s exciting about Kandima is that it’s opening up possibilities to friends, families and couples who can now experience this beautiful country whereas they never dreamt they could.”

The resort has 5* facilities but at 4* prices. They don’t charge thousands of dollars a night, and the resort has now put the Maldives on the radar of a whole new group of people – #OurKindOfPeople as the resort like to say! Kandima is fun, accessible and really is a place for everyone.

With Scoot, Sri Lanka & Singapore Airlines offering flights from Australia to Male it’s never been easier for Australians to get to the Maldives. From Male, the capital city, Kandima is just a quick 45-minute seaplane ride away!

YOLO, So what are you waiting for? Let those tropical good vibes roll.

Source: Kandima


Jingle-Bells Time at Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay has designed a festive program this year that promises guests an unforgettable stay, with a wide variety of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy, from adventure activities and spa/wellness treats to tempting gastronomic experiences, all of which have been crafted specifically to embrace the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

With the winter temperature hovering around between 26-29 degrees, the weather is perfect in December for a break at Six Senses Zighy Bay. Guests can enjoy many activities on the ground, in the water and up in the air, including paragliding, mountain biking, dhow cruising, snorkeling, diving and fishing.

Dine.
The festive week gets underway at the beachside Shua Shack, with a unique family-style Bedouin dining experience under the stars, featuring local specialties including Shuwa, hot and cold mezze, live stations of shawarma, falafel, saj and a wide selection of hot dishes from around the globe.

At the gala dinner on Christmas Eve, slow roasted turkey, wagyu beef and the grill station bring a traditional flavor, while a seafood extravaganza will serve up the best produce from the waters surrounding the lovely resort.

The hotel’s renowned mountain-top restaurant, Sense on the Edge, is hosting a Christmas Gourmet Gala dinner featuring festive specials crafted with flavors from around the world.

Price OMR 70++ per guest and includes a welcome glass of French bubbly.

To welcome the New Year, Six Senses will create a lavish, out-of-the-ordinary party by the resort’s saltwater pool where guests can sample a ‘Global Tastes’ buffet as they party the night away. Children will have their own designated buffet corner.
Price: OMR 154++ per guest and excludes beverages.

Relax.
House guests looking to bliss out during their stay will be pampered by the experienced wellness team at Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay, where therapeutic treatments range from a Traditional Balinese Detox Massage and Fire Cupping Therapy to The Royal Javanese Back Massage that features the use of hot stones, deep pressure massage and specialist oils.

Discover.
Children and adults can enjoy activities which embrace and highlight the local culture, from microlight flights, paragliding, excursions to the local town and the historical fort, picturesque cruises, water skiing, fun tubing, rock climbing, Sabatyn 4×4 to the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Musandam and other tours which make the most of the resort’s unique surrounding natural landscape.

Meanwhile, parents wanting a little private time can take their children (ages 4 to 11) to the Chaica’s Club where they can enjoy supervised baking, arts & crafts and creating Christmas tree decorations. Energetic teenagers have their own Al-Feetean’s Club where they can participate in many land and water sports.

Six Senses Zighy Bay has been named among the Middle East’s ‘Top Four Resorts by readers of luxury travel bible, Conde Nast Traveler in its 2017 Readers Choice Award. Now in its 30th year, the awards are based on the ratings submitted by more than 300,000 readers covering more than 7,000 hotels and resorts in 610 cities.

For more information on Six Senses Zighy Bay and assistance with bookings, please visit www.sixsenses.com/resorts/zighy-bay/accommodation/villas-and-suites, email reservations- zighy@sixsenses.com or call +968 26735558.

Source: Six Senses Zighy Bay


Mr & Mrs Smith Get a Room gift card - the perfect pressie

Mr & Mrs Smith has partnered with illustrator of the moment, Angelica Hicks – a fashion favourite whose playful penmanship adorned Gucci’s summer T-shirt collection this year – to create the ultimate gift for hotel-lovers this Christmas.

Angelica’s exclusively designed limited-edition Get a Room! gift card is shot through with her trademark wit and charm, featuring a hand-drawn lobby scene that brings Mr & Mrs Smith to life as the ‘travel club for hotel lovers’.

It was such an enjoyably open brief and a chance to have some fun with all things travel – who isn’t a hotel lover at heart? For anyone who gets a gift card in their stocking this year, I hope it gets them excited about their getaway…’

Angelica Hicks, artist

‘This year we wanted to collaborate with a global artist who would not only come up with something really unique for us but who also wholeheartedly understands what the Mr & Mrs Smith travel club is all about. Angelica has created a fun, inventive and stylish gift card design full of Smith’s sense of mischief – and hers. Put one on your Christmas list…’

James Lohan, co-founder and Creative Director, Mr & Mrs Smith

To inspire art-lovers across the globe, Angelica has shared her hand-picked hotlist of the coolest creative escapes and, as a companion piece to the gift card design, she has also produced a short animation using some of its key motifs. Both will be online at mrandmrssmith.com/shop from 1 November 2017. Angelica will also be a judge at the forthcoming Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Awards.

The limited-edition gift card is available in any amount from £50 upwards, and can be put towards a booking at any of the 1,000 stylish stays in Mr & Mrs Smith’s global collection. They’ll be officially on sale at mrandmrssmith.com/shop from 1 November.

Source: mrandmrssmith