Beach Breaks The An­daman, a Lux­ury Col­lec­tion Re­sort PER AQUUM Niyama

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Where: On Malaysia’s Langkawi Is­land, tucked away be­tween a 10-mil­lion-yearold rain­for­est and tran­quil Datai Bay, and fringed by an 8,000-year-old co­ral reef. Why: The An­daman takes ad­van­tage of its sur­round­ing wildlife and ex­otic flora by of­fer­ing unique ac­tiv­i­ties for guests – these in­clude a se­ries of co­ral-re­lated ex­pe­ri­ences at a special co­ral nurs­ery.

The re­sort’s 178 rooms and suites re­flect con­tem­po­rary Malaysian style; you have a choice of evoca­tive views of the an­cient rain­for­est or sweep­ing vis­tas over the An­daman Sea. There are four restau­rants to choose from, along with the Jen­tayu Lounge and Beach Bar, which means a wide range of lo­cal spe­cial­ties and in­ter­na­tional favourites to cater to Where: Dhaalu Atoll, sur­rounded by pris­tine reefs and turquoise seas. Why: PER AQUUM Niyama is one of the stun­ning, hand-picked des­ti­na­tions of­fered by lux­ury tour op­er­a­tor Scott Dunn, and it oc­cu­pies two beau­ti­ful is­lands in the Mal­dives – one ded­i­cated to cou­ples for the per­fect ro­man­tic es­cape, the other with a fam­ily fo­cus.

Unique to Niyama, and specif­i­cally aimed at younger guests, is Scott Dunn’s Ex­plor­ers kids’ club, cater­ing for chil­dren from as young as 12 months and up to 12 years. The club of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties, which means there’s some­thing for ev­ery child who takes part – and par­ents can en­joy some well-de­served re­lax­ation.

More ac­tive guests can get in­volved in ev­ery­thing from cata­ma­ran sailing and wake­board­ing to game fish­ing and kitesurf­ing; or take a boat trip to a special snorkelling site. When you need to take things down a notch, try a tai chi class or visit the Lime Spa for an in­dul­gent treat­ment. What else: For more in­for­ma­tion and special of­fers, visit the Scott Dunn web­site or call 3158 6530.

Where: In a gor­geous trop­i­cal set­ting on Sa­mui’s western coast, over­look­ing the Gulf of Thai­land, the Five Is­lands and Ang Thong Na­tional Marine Park. Why: The re­sort’s 79 rooms, suites and vil­las in­clude spa­cious two- and three-bed­room op­tions for fam­i­lies, with lounges, din­ing ar­eas, and huge ter­races or pri­vate decks; there’s even a three-bed­room villa with a kitchen, but­ler ser­vice and a pri­vate swim­ming pool. All lit­tle guests re­ceive beach games and colour­ing books, with slip­pers, bathrobes and other ameni­ties to make their stay as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble.

The Planet Trekkers Club, for ages four to 12 years, of­fers daily ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing batik paint­ing, gar­den­ing projects and fish­ing from the pier, plus a menu of fun, healthy food cre­ated by celebrity chef Theo Ran­dall and child food ex­pert Annabel Karmel. Adults, mean­while, can visit the seven swim­ming pools, en­joy snorkelling or ocean kayak­ing, or re­lax in the award-win­ning Baan Thai Spa by HARNN. What else: The Fam­ily Get­away deal starts from THB 26,500 (around S$1,070) per night, for two adults and two chil­dren un­der 12 years in a two- or three-bed­room villa. In­clu­sions: daily break­fasts, all kids’ meals, two hours of babysit­ting, daily ac­cess to the Planet Trekkers Club, chil­dren’s cook­ing class and more. Min­i­mum three nights. For book­ings, call +66 (0) 7742 9100 or email ic­samui.rsvn@ihg.com.



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