Travel news and deals: Festive deals in Mauritius

New look for Hotel Jen Penang
New look for Hotel Jen PenangPHOTO: HOTEL JEN PENANG


Luxury resort The Residence Mauritius by Cenizaro has launched packages for the festive season.

One of them is the Luxury Spa Retreat package, a five-day, four-night wellness retreat in a Colonial Garden View Room. It includes two signature spa treatments, healthy dining options, daily meditations, yoga and reiki sessions, and daily breakfast with a complimentary healthy smoothie.

Half-board rates start at $849++ a night for a single room and $1,309 ++ for a double room. The package is available until Dec 21 and from Jan 6 to Dec 21 next year.

In addition, guests will receive complimentary smartphone service with free unlimited local and international calls, free Internet access and speed dial to hotel services.

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An aerial view of five-star hotel The Residence Mauritius. PHOTO: THE RESIDENCE BY CENIZARO


Fiji Airways has announced plans to launch a third weekly direct service between Nadi and Singapore during peak season months.

The airline currently operates twice-weekly flights from Singapore to Nadi on Wednesdays and Saturdays. From April 5 next year, a third service will operate from Singapore on Thursdays in the months of April, May, July, August and December.

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Hotel Jen Penang has reopened with a new look after a US$14-million (S$19-million) renovation.

The three-phase transformation of the 17-storey landmark in the heart of George Town took 15 months to complete and includes facelifts to the lobby, Club Lounge, the all-day dining restaurant Cafe Jen as well as all 443 rooms and suites.

Two new room categories - the Family Room (32 sq m, above) and Apartment (60 sq m) - were also introduced.

All the rooms boast contemporary features including a working area, universal sockets, USB charging outlets, a walk-in shower or bath tub, light-wood floors and a colour palette of warm tones, as well as customised wallpaper with designs such as the trishaw, colourful Peranakan tiles and traditional shop-house louvred shutters.

In celebration of the reopening, Hotel Jen Penang has launched an Exclusive Introductory Deluxe Room Offer priced at RM280++ (S$90) a night that includes breakfast buffet for two. The promotion runs until Jan 31.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 12, 2017, with the headline 'Travel news and deals'. Subscribe