The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

In De­cem­ber, Sri Lanka’s Uga Es­capes opens a wilderness re­treat at Yala in the coun­try’s south; nes­tled be­tween for­est, ocean and a lake dot­ted with flamin­goes, Chena Huts will fea­ture 14 thatched pavil­ions each with a pri­vate plunge pool and views of the sea and sur­round­ing rain­for­est.• An open­ing rate of $US120 ($164) plus taxes is avail­able at the Ho­tel des Arts Saigon, a mem­ber of Ac­cor’s MGallery col­lec­tion; lo­cated steps from Ho Chi Minh City’s Opera House, the newly built ho­tel fea­tures 168 gue­strooms, four res­tau­rants and bars and a day spa • Dera Amer has opened a small ele­phant camp on the out­skirts of In­dia’s Jaipur; of­fer­ing sole use, the four el­e­gant tents, sit­u­ated in re­mote bush, fea­ture lux­ury linen, cam­paign fur­ni­ture and en­suites; Banyan Tours & Travel of­fers overnight ele­phant sa­faris • Pay for two nights and re­ceive a third free (to­gether with limou­sine air­port trans­fers) at the newly opened Man­darin Ori­en­tal Mar­rakech lo­cated 10 min­utes from the Medina and set in 20ha of gar­dens spilling with more than 100,000 rose bushes • Fiji’s cap­i­tal is to get a new 130-room ho­tel within walk­ing dis­tance of the main street and wharf; the Park Inn by Radis­son Fiji Suva, sched­uled to open by June 2018, will fea­ture an all-day-din­ing restau­rant, fit­ness cen­tre and ex­ten­sive meet­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

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