Contiki's new 12-day Eternal India trip includes a visit to Udaipur.
Contiki's new 12-day Eternal India trip includes a visit to Udaipur. ST PHOTO: DEEPIKA SHETTY
Contiki's new 12-day Eternal India trip includes a visit to Udaipur.
Le Roch Hotel & pa (above). PHOTO: DESIGN HOTELS


Laguna Golf Bintan has completed an extensive upgrade of its 18-hole par-72 golf course, and the course's revamped clubhouse and a new fleet of golf carts will be unveiled by Sept 1.

To celebrate, Banyan Tree Bintan and Angsana Bintan have launched a Stay and Play golf package.

It includes express immigration, return land transfers by a coach between the Bintan ferry terminal and the resort, daily breakfast, unlimited golf at Laguna Golf, transportation between the hotel and Laguna Golf, twin-shared golf cart, golfer's insurance and one bottle of water per nine- or 18-hole.

The offer is valid until Sept 30, except blackout dates from Aug 5 to 9 and Sept 9 to 11. Caddie fees and rental equipment are not included in the package.

Package rates for Banyan Tree Bintan start at $450 a single and $550 a twin-share a night on weekdays. On weekends, the rates are $530 a single and $630 a twin.

Angsana Bintan package rates start at $180 a single and $250 a twin-share on weekdays, and $210 a single and $290 a twin on weekends.

For more information, e-mail or call +62 7-7069-3100.


Tour operator Contiki has launched a new itinerary to India starting in December that is targeted at millennials.

The 12-day Eternal India trip will take travellers aged 18 to 35 from Delhi to Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and the hippie beaches of Goa.

The itinerary includes excursions to several heritage sites, a safari and stay at Ranthambore National Park and a trip to the Taj Mahal in Agra. Optional activities include a cooking demonstration and dinner with a local family in Jaipur, a Bollywood tour in Mumbai and a yoga class on the beach.

The tour starts at US$1,861 (S$2,505) and is now available for booking.

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Cathay Pacific Airways is offering deals for three or more people travelling together, with its Three- to-Travel Special Economy Class fares to more than 40 destinations, such as Tokyo, Los Angeles and Madrid.

The all-inclusive fares to Hong Kong start at $230 and $508 to South Korea.

The promotion is open for booking until Aug 2, valid for travel from now till Dec 31 for Hong Kong and till Nov 30 for all other featured destinations.

To book, go to www.cathay, call 6723-1378 or contact your travel agent.


Live as the Parisians do in a chic new hotel in Paris' prestigious 1st arrondissement. With a prime position in a 19th-century building in Rue Saint-Roch, Le Roch Hotel & Spa is a stone's throw from landmarks such as the Place Vendome, Palais Garnier, the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre.

The hotel's 37 rooms and suites are designed by hit French interior designer Sarah Lavoine, with soft, pastel hues and luxe natural materials such as Carrera marble and solid walnut wood floors. Rooms feature flat-screen television sets, smart speaker systems and multi-service interactive tablets enabled with live chat with the hotel team as well as a hammam steam bath.

The hotel also has a library, a destination restaurant by rising-star chef Arnaud Faye, a sunlit courtyard and an exclusive spa and pool. Rates start at €405 (S$607) a night.

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Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 17, 2016, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe