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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Su­damala Re­sorts is build­ing a 50-villa, five-star div­ing re­sort on In­done­sia’s Se­bayur Is­land near Ko­modo Na­tional Park, home of the fa­mous dragons; the re­mote re­sort is sched­uled to open next year and will be ac­ces­si­ble by boat from Labuan Bajo • Oaks Ca­ble Beach Sanc­tu­ary re­sort in Broome has un­veiled a $2.5 mil­lion makeover of all self-con­tained stu­dios, apart­ments and vil­las; spe­cial rates from $109 a night for a min­i­mum two-night stay • Sanc­tu­ary Makanyane Sa­fari Lodge, a small camp ca­ter­ing for just 16 guests tucked away on pri­vate land in the Madikwe Game Re­serve in South Africa, is of­fer­ing four nights for the price of three un­til De­cem­ber 10; $US1380 a per­son twin-share • Crystal Cruises is build­ing a po­lar class “mega yacht” equally adept at ex­plor­ing co­ral reefs as po­lar re­gions; Crystal En­deav­our will fea­ture 100 large guest suites and is set to be kit­ted out with all sorts of toys, in­clud­ing he­li­copters, min­isub­marines, Zo­di­acs, jet skis, a dive cen­tre and ad­vanced un­der­wa­ter scoot­ers • Ade­laide’s down­town May­fair ho­tel has in­stalled a se­ries of “five-star” bee hives on its roof un­der the care of head chef Bethany Finn; ex­pect the honey to be put to good use in com­ing months for cock­tails and desserts.

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