Ubud, Bali & Singapore
Travel 01 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 2019
Book by 31 Mar 2019
Saving £250 per person
- 3 nts Payogan Villa Resort & Spa, Ubud - Breakfast
- 7 nts Tanjung Benoa Beach Resort, Benoa - Breakfast
- 3 nts Mandarin Orchard, Singapore - Room only
- Singapore City Tour
- Mandarin Orchard: FREE room upgrade to Superior Deluxe room for stays from 01 Apr 19
- Payogan Villa Resort: FREE upgrade to a One Bedroom Valley View Pool Villa for stays between 1 April - 31 July and 1 September - 30 November 19
- Flights to Bali via Singapore with Singapore Airlines, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and £170 of prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
On the dramatic Sayan ridge high above the Oos River valley within 15 hectares of verdant hillside.
This relaxed resort is set either side of the road on a gorgeous stretch of beach and boasts spacious rooms.
Superbly situated in the bustling Orchard Road area, the city's premier shopping and entertainment disctrict, the hotel exudes contemporary elegance and traditional Oriental splendour.
Flights to Bali via Singapore with Singapore Airlines, accommodation throughout, return private transfers and £170 of prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £0, Belfast from £166, Newcastle from £166, Edinburgh from £166, Glasgow from £166. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availabilty, terms and conditions apply.
Get to know the 'real Bali' by heading inland to Ubud. Set amid cool mountains and spectacular terraced rice paddies this seductive town is Bali's cultural hub and spiritual capital. The flourishing arts and crafts scene dates back to the 1930 when eminent European painters, writers and musicians were drawn here and, with engaging panoramas of vibrant rice fields, ancient temples, verdant forests and river gorges, it's easy to see why.
Located in the cool mountains and set on the dramatic Ayung River, this traditional country town is just one hour's drive north of the airport and Bali's southern resorts but the pace of life couldn't be more different. Visitors are lured from all around the world to its ceremonial processions and festivals, art galleries, craft workshops, enchanting dance performances, luxurious spas, divine restaurants and incredible scenery.
The Ubud area essentially encompasses several outlying villages, each with their own distinctive character and fame for a particular area of the arts, but in tourist terms, Ubud generally refers to the central town area, which is easily explored on foot. Take time to stroll around the numerous galleries, museums, workshops or craft markets around Jalan Raya Ubud and Monkey Forest Road.
Temple festivals and ceremonies are almost daily occurrences so you may well chance upon one, but for those not lucky enough to view an authentic ceremony, traditional Balinese dances are performed nightly at nearby Bona village.
The sacred Monkey Forest nature reserve and temple complex is another popular visitor attraction. While the lush towering forest features an inspiring Hindu temple, as the name suggests it is also home to hundreds of cheeky long-tailed macaques who, locals believe, protect the area from evil spirits. Ubud is also highly regarded as a centre of well-being with spas, yoga and meditation all on offer, or should you feel creative why not visit a Balinese cooking class.
Dining out in Ubud is a real pleasure too, thanks to the town's superb dining scene. There is no shortage of choice with over 300 restaurants, varying from fine dining venues to local delicacies at bustling market stalls. Monkey Forest Road and Ubud High Street is viturally wall to wall eateries with elegant open-air restaurants and European-style cafes.
We highly recommend spending a few nights in Bali's cultural heart for an authentic taste of the islands' traditions.
Sitting just north of Nusa Dua, the peninsula of Benoa has evolved from a fishing village to a welcoming resort, with a variety of hotels and resorts positioned mainly on the eastern side of the peninsula, where the beach catches the rising sun.
The tame currents on the white sand beach create a perfect resort setting and a variety of watersports, including parasailing, jet-ski rides and banana boat rides, can be found for those not content with lazing on the sands. Below the waves, the adventures include scuba diving, sea-walking adventures, and the latest underwater scooters for enjoying the lush coral gardens.
Jalan Pratama is the main road through Benoa running parallel to the coast and connecting the collection of beachfront resorts, art shops as well as an ample selection of restaurants, shops and spas. The northern tip of the road leads to a fishing village populated by locals, while the streets west of Jalan Pratama make up a thriving Balinese community with a temple and bustling port.
Benoa is also home to one of the pioneering Balinese cooking schools on the island, which offers great insight into the local culture through its food.
Rich in heritage with a multitude of cultures and nationalities, the vibrant city of Singapore offers a refined taste of Asia and is just waiting to be explored. There are a multitude of things to see and do, with options available to suit every nature lover, culture vulture or food fanatic. There's not only an abundance of top attractions within the city's main areas - from Sentosa, the Night Safari and fascinating museums to Chinatown and Little India; but also hundreds of hidden gems to discover off the beaten track. Known for being a city in a garden, Singapore also boasts a lot of green space, from the Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Singapore Zoo, Gardens by the Bay and Jurong Bird Park to preserved rainforests, nature reserves, parks and hiking trails. For an alternative nature experience, take a bumboat back in time to off-shore island Pulau Ubin, one of the two remaining kampongs (rural village) in Singapore.
For those seeking retail therapy a Singapore holiday won't disappoint. Orchard Road is the prime shopping district, a mile long street filled with high street names, high-end luxury labels and everything in between. Alternatively, browse the shops of Chinatown and Little India, visit the historical Arab Quarter - particularly Haji Lane, or try out the city's numerous shopping malls and fascinating markets. With an excellent public transport network of buses, taxis and efficient MRT underground system, you'll have no problem navigating around the city – although it's also very easy to get around on foot.
Singapore is one of Asia's best foodie destinations and every taste and budget is catered for, from unpretentious and affordable local street fare to culinary gems created by Michelin-starred chefs. An ideal gateway to Asia's varied destinations, a Singapore holiday offers an opulent taste of the Far East.