Concierge: Travel news and deals


Luxury tour operator Lightfoot Travel has announced five polar expedition cruise itineraries for this year. They include the 10-night Cruise Classic Antarctica, which sails from Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina and across the infamous Drake Passage to the South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Cruise past icebergs, visit a penguin colony, hike across the icy landscape and jump into the freezing Antarctic waters on this tour, starting at US$6,990 (S$9,192) a person.

Or join the Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Cruise and spend 18 to 20 nights on board a small expedition ship and enjoy close encounters with colonies of King Penguins and elephant seals and learn about the unique history and landscape of the Falklands and South Georgia before ending the trip with an exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, starting at US$9,200 a person.

Or head north to Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions. The eight-day south-east Alaskan tour takes guests through fjords, past glaciers and snow-capped mountains, starting at US$5,320 a person.

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Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened its sixth property in Bali, this time near Dreamland Beach on the Bukit Peninsula.

The upscale 177-room Wyndham Dreamland Resort Bali offers seven room categories including eight private pool villas, and is a minute's walk from one of Bali's best beaches, beach clubs, local boutiques and cafes.

To celebrate its opening, the resort is offering special rates starting at 888,000 rupiah nett (S$86) a night for a Deluxe Room, including breakfast for two.

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Six Senses Fiji luxury resort will open on April 14 and will feature 24 one-and two-bedroom pool villas with private pools, decks and outdoor showers. Guests who visit between the opening day and May 31, will receive their fifth night free, while guests who book for eight nights will receive a ninth and 10th night free.

Located on a secluded bay on Fiji's Malolo Island, guests will want plenty of time to enjoy the private 650m golden sand beach with all-tide swimming, water sports such as snorkelling and surfing on the nearby reef breaks, a kids' club, tennis courts and a weekly programme of cultural and wellness experiences.

The Wellness Village at Six Senses Fiji will include a Six Senses Spa, a state-of-the-art gym, a wet area with hot and cold whirlpools and an elevated treetop yoga pavilion.

Afterwards, indulge in the resort's two restaurants and a cafe, an outdoor pizzeria and grill and two bar options.

To get to the resort, guests will take a 35-minute private Six Senses speed boat from Denarau Marina, which is about a 30-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.

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Lydia Vasko

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 18, 2018, with the headline 'Concierge: Travel news and deals'. Subscribe