Koh Pha Ngan: 2 to 7 Nights for Two People with Breakfast, Thai Massage and Discounts at Panviman Resort Koh Phangan

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The Hotel: Panviman Resort Kho Pha-Ngan

Panviman Resort is located on the idyllic island of Koh Pha Ngan, famed for Full Moon parties. Those who would prefer to relax and revitalise, rather than drink mysterious drinks from buckets on the beach, will be more than catered for in this retreat located among lush tropical forests, coconut fields and secluded beaches of this usually sleepy piece of paradise. Set on the pristine Klong Prao beach, guests will have access not only to tranquil shores but also an idyllic swimming spot from which to take in the magnificent sunsets.

Groupies will have at their disposal a range of facilities to make their trip one to remember. Those ready to commit to a period of complete inactivity can relax by the free-formed swimming pool with a hot tub set in a lush tropical garden, or head to Panviman Spa to pamper and preen. For more active sojourners, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and sightseeing trips around the island should do the trick.

Room Details

Superior Room

  • Bed size/type: King-size bed or twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: Two people
  • Maximum occupancy: Three people
  • Adding occupants above standard:
    • Third adult with extra bed and breakfast: THB 1,500 per person per night
    • Third child aged 3-12 years with extra bed and breakfast: THB 1,000 per child per night
    • Third child aged 3-12 years with no bed (sharing bed with parents), with breakfast: THB 300 per child per night

The Area: Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

While the magic milkshakes and whiskey buckets of the iconic Full Moon Parties may be the first things that come to mind when the words ‘Kho Pha-Ngan’ are mentioned, this impression is quickly becoming irrelevant as the island sees a change in reputation from wild party animal to serenity seeker. As the haze left behind by bucket-holding backpackers clears, it leaves behind a sleepy, secluded island with exceptionally pristine beaches and lush, tropical jungle. Sojourners can nab a beach shack on the northern end from 400B or a private bungalow on Hat Rin for just 1,000B when the Full Moon mania moves on.

The peaceful tranquillity of the island makes it an ideal destination for families and travellers seeking comfort and relaxation. Elegant resorts and luxurious beachside loungers make parts of the island feel like Ko Samui on a much smaller scale. A different kind of island-hopper is beginning to find all the right reasons to visit Koh Pha-Ngan, where ‘private plunge pool’ and butler service’ may soon replace previous destination connotations.

Great Ocean Road: 1 to 5 Nights for Family of Four with Late Checkout and Wine at BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park

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The Hotel: BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park

Families get back to nature with a stay in a holiday unit equipped with all the facilities needed for a fun and simple holiday. Settle into your self-contained home with a bottle of wine before taking advantage of family-friendly facilities, including a jumping pillow, games room, go-karts and a playground. The 25 acres of free space welcome ball games and exploring, and with surfing and fishing areas close-by, the entire family stays entertained.

Cook up a storm in your unit with the holiday park’s BBQ facilities, or alternatively comb the nearby dining options that suit a range of tastes. Take the troops for a walking adventure through the natural surroundings of Wye River, keeping a keen eye out for native birds and mammals. On the last morning, guests can rest easy knowing they have a late 12pm checkout.

Room Details

Two-Bedroom Holiday Unit

  • Bed size/type: Queen or double bed in the main bedroom, and four single beds in the second bedroom
  • Standard occupancy: Two adults and two children aged 16 and under
  • Maximum occupancy: Two adults and four children aged 16 and under
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per child per night (payable to the property)
  • Includes a full kitchen, lounge area, television and DVD player
  • Bedding is supplied for the main bedroom (BYO for the other bedroom)

The Area: Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road traces a winding route along Victoria’s dramatic coastline, where sheer limestone cliffs are buffeted by rolling surf, and the Twelve Apostles rise like colossal statues out of the sea. Nestled into the feet of the Otway Ranges, Apollo Bay is one of the region’s inviting seaside towns, with golden beaches and plenty of restaurants and activities to tempt the visitor.

Spanning an impressive 243 km, the Road is the gateway to the picturesque scenery that this area of Victoria is famous for. Explorers have the choice of setting aside an hour, a day or a week to delve into the sights by taking the Great Ocean Walk or Surf Coast Walk, and if walking is too mainstream, a zip line flying adventure is ready for thrill-seekers through the Otways. In this outdoor playground, visitors can also try a hand at activities such as horse riding, cycling, scuba diving and camping.