Concierge: Free Night at Koh Samui Resort

The infinity pool and view from one of Samujana's 27 villas in Koh Samui.
The infinity pool and view from one of Samujana's 27 villas in Koh Samui.PHOTO: SAMUJANA

FREE NIGHT AT KOH SAMUI RESORT

Guests who book four consecutive nights at Samujana's boutique luxury villa estate in Koh Samui will enjoy one of the nights free. The offer is valid for bookings made by Jan 15.

The deal includes return airport transfers, breakfast and Wi-Fi and is applicable for stays till Dec 20 next year, excluding blackout dates from Dec 27 to Jan 2 and Feb 5 to 10.

Located just a few minutes' drive from Samui International Airport, Samujana has 27 three- to eight bedroom villas, each with state-of the-art kitchen and dining areas, ocean views, a private infinity pool and access to a quiet beach and coral cove.

Prices start from US$700 (S$986) a night for a three-bedroom villa.

For more information, go to www.samujana.com. To book, e-mail reservations@samujana.com and quote "Free Night Offer".


WINTER IN PORTUGAL

Cosy up in front of the fireplace with a glass of fine wine at Six Senses Douro Valley, a stylish converted 19th-century manor house in north-eastern Portugal.

About a four-hour drive from Lisbon, the Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. The Six Senses resort has an extensive wine library, 57 guest bedrooms, suites and villas, some with private pools and gardens and magnificent views of the Douro river and rolling countryside.

The resort is offering a winter special of three nights in a Quinta Deluxe room for two. It includes welcome amenities such as a Port wine decanter and fresh fruit from the valley; breakfast; a 60-minute spa treatment for two; wine tasting for two; Wi-Fi; and an upgrade subject to availability at check-in.

Three-night stays start at €1,045 (S$1,562) till Dec 23 and €1,075 from Jan 4 to March 31.

For more information, go to www.sixsenses.com/DouroValley.


RIVER CRUISE DEALS IN MYANMAR

The Strand Hotel in Yangon is expanding its luxury offerings in Myanmar with a new cruise on the Irrawaddy River.

The Strand Cruise will celebrate its maiden voyage with a festive four-night Christmas River Cruise which will depart on Dec 22. Passengers will cruise from Bagan to Mandalay and enjoy a Christmas dinner.

A four-night New Year's Cruise departs on Dec 29 and includes a celebratory dinner.

To celebrate its launch, the Strand Cruise is offering complimentary travel for companions sharing a cabin suite with a paying guest (starts from US$2,964 or S$4,176 a person) and a hot air balloon ride over the ancient temple site of Bagan for the first 10 bookings received.

Passengers can enjoy 20 per cent off cruises from January to March with bookings made before Dec 31.

For more information, go to www.thestrandcruise.com or e-mail sales@thestrandcruise.com.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 29, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge: Free Night at Koh Samui Resort'. Print Edition | Subscribe