Banish Winter Blues with The Oberoi Group’s ‘Best of Mauritius and Dubai’ Offer, Valid until 30th Nov 2014

Escape the winter blues with The Oberoi Group's twin-centre offer

Escape the winter blues with The Oberoi Group’s twin-centre offer.

For those seeking to escape the winter chill, The Oberoi Group’s (www.oberoihotels.com) ‘Best of Mauritius and Dubai’ twin-centre offer provides an opportunity to indulge in winter sunshine in both a buzzing metropolis and a tranquil beach paradise. Guests will enjoy one additional complimentary night at The Oberoi, Dubai when they book a minimum of five nights at The Oberoi, Mauritius.

The offer includes a complimentary night at the comfortable and contemporary The Oberoi, Dubai

The offer includes a complimentary night at the comfortable and contemporary hotel, The Oberoi, Dubai

 

The offer, starting from 490 Euros / £382 approx. per night, is based on two people sharing a Luxury Pavilion room with daily breakfast, fresh fruits in the room and wireless internet access at The Oberoi, Mauritius.  The offer runs until 30th November 2014.

The complimentary stay at The Oberoi, Dubai can be enjoyed either at the beginning or at the end of the stay at The Oberoi, Mauritius, making the most of the Emirates airline routing.

The Oberoi, Dubai offers the ultimate base from which to visit the buzzing metropolis.

The Oberoi, Dubai provides the ultimate base from which to visit the sites of this ever-growing metropolis.

Opened in June 2013, The Oberoi, Dubai’s 252 rooms and suites radiate modern luxury.  Following the design concept of ‘Height, Light and Space’, the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the building with light and provide spectacular views of the city skyline. Located just a few minutes from downtown Dubai, guests can visit the vast Dubai Mall for an unforgettable shopping experience or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of Burj Khalifa – the tallest man-made structure in the world.

Unwind on The Oberoi, Mauritius's secluded and pristine private beach.

Unwind on The Oberoi, Mauritius’s secluded and pristine private beach.

Located on Turtle Bay in the North of the island, The Oberoi, Mauritius provides sun-worshippers with an idyllic retreat.  The resort is situated close to the heart of the thriving multi-cultural capital of Port Louis, yet offers the seclusion of Luxury Pavilion and Villa accommodation within 20 acres of subtropical gardens, and an impressive 600 metres of pristine white private beachfront. The resort boasts a luxurious spa with a choice of Ayurveda and Africology treatments, reflecting the island’s multi-cultural heritage.

Seclusion and serenity defines the atmosphere of The Oberoi, Mauritius.

Seclusion and serenity define  The Oberoi, Mauritius, and the exquisite landscape that surrounds it.

At The Oberoi, Mauritius guests will never be bored. A wide range of activities are on offer, from water sports to wine tasting, cooking classes to nature walks.  Sculpture class, star gazing, Hindu ceremony, henna painting, Hatha yoga, Tai Chi and meditation sessions are amongst the various activities included for free with the offer.

Guests will receive the first-class service for which The Oberoi Group is renown.

At both hotels, guests will receive the first-class service for which The Oberoi Group is renown.

At both hotels, guests will be welcomed by a team of attentive staff exemplifying The Oberoi Group’s unparalleled levels of service.  Indeed The Oberoi, Dubai, provides a personalized 24 hour butler service for each bedroom and Les Clefs d’Or concierge service.

Fly Economy Class with Emirates to Mauritius via Dubai from just £686 per person. Flights are valid for travel until 30th November 2014. 

 

 

 

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Time Has Come, SUJÁN’s Sher Bagh Reopens For The 2014-2015 Season…And It’s Better Than Ever

h

Sher Bagh has raised the bar of luxury in Rathambhore

Finally we have arrived at the reopening of SUJÁN’s luxury tented camp, Sher Bagh, – Ranthambhore’s original safari camp – for the new 2014-2015 season.

h

The 4×4 Jeeps provide comfort and safety. They come with the latest field guides and cosy blankets.

Ranthambore is perhaps one of the prettiest parks in India and there’s nothing quite like trundling through the jungle spying tigers resting in abandoned temples, and watching idle crocodiles basking in a sunny spot by a lake.

h

Sher Bagh’s suites have been furnished with impressive 19th century ‘campaign’ furniture

During the calm of the off-season, Sher Bagh has undergone a dramatic renovation of its accommodation offering, raising the bar of luxury in Ranthambhore.  As well as refurbishing the camp’s five-star tents with enlarged en-suite bathrooms, Sher Bagh introduces two new suites.

h

Sher Bagh’s hand-crafted swimming pool overlooks the sprawling landscape of Ranthambhore

12Sher Bagh-Jungle Spa

The SUJÁNspa offers relaxation, revitalisation and refreshment to all guests

The Royal Suite spans 4,500 square feet and comprises a private heated swimming pool, and outdoor decking areas.  The Luxury Suite offers a Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and walled garden that covers a space of 2500 square feet.  Both of these suites include a personal butler service and are appointed with private pergolas that offer both dining and spa areas (new pictures to come).

Sher Bagh also features a handcrafted swimming pool and SUJÁN spa, which provide welcome respite after a day’s game drive

Tigers in Ranthambhore bathe in the shadow of the magnificent temples and forts

Tigers bathe in the shadow of Ranthambhore’s magnificent temples and forts

Sher Bagh’s encampment is the perfect base from which to see the region’s abundance of flora & fauna.  In the previous season, tiger sightings at Ranthambhore were recorded at 81% with guests of Sher Bagh seeing at least two tigers per day on average, in addition to regular sightings of leopard and sloth bears.

 

The fleet of customised 4×4 Jeeps have been extended to 6 and come equipped with binoculars, guidebooks and accessories for serious photographers. Guests are also given the opportunity to see the local surroundings on an accompanied tour of Ranthambhore Fort.

Additionally, guests at Sher Bagh can make a short walk to Dastkar, a woman’s cooperative that helps local village women with gainful

employment through creative fabric design, embroidery and other crafts.

j

Dastkar is a women’s cooperative that supports local village women with gainful employment through fabric design, embroidery and other crafts

Each of Sher Bagh’s excursions is tailor made to suit every guest, and SUJÁN’s team of attentive and highly knowledgeable staff and historians are always on hand to make guests’ stay as enriched and rewarding as possible.

Sher Bagh's caring team will organise private dining and cultural excursions for any guest 

Sher Bagh’s caring team will organise private dining and cultural excursions for any guest

 

Sher Bagh also introduces an enticing new range of dishes, celebrating the halcyon days on the 1920s with the best loved recipes of the Raj. A refitted dining tent and other new private dining areas offer varied locations for guests to enjoy their meals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From 1st – 31st October 2014, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh offers a ‘Red Sea Adventure’ Courtesy of Original Diving

Views from The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh

The stunning views of the Red Sea from The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh

From the 1st – 31st October 2014,  Original Diving is offering a seven-night ‘Red Sea Adventure’ at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea, Egypt.

The tailor made specialist diving tour operator is giving budding scuba enthusiasts the opportunity to discover the Red Sea’s vast array of underwater wonders.

The Red Sea is home to a plethora of stunning sea life

The Red Sea is home to a plethora of stunning sea life

For as little as £1,350, and based on two people sharing, guests are invited to stay in the luxury of a Deluxe Suite while each participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Course.

The PADI course is one of the most highly recognised certificates in scuba diving

The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh is an opulent Red Sea resort.

The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Red Sea features a beach front PADI certified dive centre. The House Reef and numerous dive sites in the open sea will give first time divers excellent practise and the opportunity to explore the Red Sea’s rich marine life, comprising 20% of the world’s endemic fish and over 400 different species of coral.

The pier at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh stretches into the Red Sea, home to an abundance of marine life

The pier at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh stretches into the Red Sea, home to an abundance of marine life

 

 

 

 

A host of activities are also available on terra firma as part of the  ‘Touching Senses’ programme, which includes star-gazing, cooking demonstrations, tennis and movie nights, yoga, pilates and aromatherapy sessions.

The swimming pool at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh neighbours the  beachfront

The swimming pool at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh neighbours the beach front

 

Set within 48 acres of palm-filled grounds, The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh boasts its own private white sand beach.   This all-suite resort is inspired by the traditional Arabian architecture of the region and features arches, marble colonnades, and domed pavilions throughout.

Each of the 63 Deluxe Suites and 21 Superior Deluxe Suites are spacious and elegantly appointed with luxurious bathrooms, boasting sunken marble baths that overlooking private gardens.  The Grand Suites include their very own heated pools, set within private walled courtyards.

 

Posted in Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SUJÁN’s spectacular JAWAI Leopard Camp reopens Saturday 20th September 2014

JAWAI Leopard Camp is at the heart of an untouched wilderness.

JAWAI Leopard Camp is at the heart of an untouched wilderness.

On 20th September 2014, SUJÁN’s spectacular JAWAI Leopard Camp reopens for its first full season and introduces new experiences and excursions.

This season, JAWAI Leopard Camp introduces new excursions to bring guests closer to nature

This season, JAWAI Leopard Camp introduces new excursions to bring guests closer to nature.

As the new season begins, SUJÁN presents a pioneering form of digital guiding to enrich guests’ understanding of the surrounding region.

New interactive iPads will be introduced to the property in order to provide information specific to real time observations of the wildlife inhabiting the local area of untouched wilderness…and there is much to be seen.

JAWAI Leopard Camp presents new digital guiding with iPads to enrich guests' sighting experience

The JAWAI ID kit is a new form of digital guiding used  on excursions to enhance guests’ understanding of the local area.

From the thriving population of leopards to the diverse bird life, the vast array of flora and fauna that surrounds JAWAI can be observed during a game drive in the comfort of an open-topped 4 x 4 Gypsy King Jeep, escorted by a team of trained trackers and guides.

JAWAI is home to a thriving population of leopards

JAWAI is home to a thriving population of leopards.

Those seeking fresh adventures, can choose from a range of newly announced expeditions such as a guided hike, an all-terrain cycle trail or a walk with the nomadic Rabari herdsmen as part of ‘The Shepherd’s Stroll’. 

The camp's attentive staff will organise private sun downers at secluded spots

The camp’s attentive team will organise private sundowners in serene and secluded spots.

On arrival, guests are provided with modern, semi-professional cameras and ‘His and Her’ binoculars to use for the duration of their stay.  A perfect opportunity to use these is on ‘The Twitcher’s Trail’, a new excursion tailored for avid bird watchers, where guests can improve their photography skills.

For those thirsting for more culture, the property is the ideal base from which to explore the airy citadels of Kumbalgarh Fort, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The sculpted temples at Ranakpur are also only an hour’s drive away from the camp.  SUJÁN’s team of  highly knowledgeable staff and historians will arrange guided tours into these ancient areas of heritage.

JAWAI Leopard Camp is overlooks

The leopards in JAWAI gravitate towards the mountain temples of the region and are revered locally by this sacred association.

Located between the former kingdoms of Jodhpur and Udaipur, and enclosed by the ancient Aravalli hill range, JAWAI Leopard Camp is the only property to lie within this unexplored region of outstanding natural beauty.

JAWAI Leopard Camp comprises 12 luxury tented suites for the 21st-century traveller. The property includes Dining Tents, a Library, an infinity edge swimming pool and private lounging areas in and around the encampment.

JAWAI offers luxury camping for the 21st-century traveller

JAWAI offers luxurious tented suites for the 21st-century traveller

JAWAI’s attentive team will arrange sundowners and private dining experiences in a host of stunning and secluded spots.

 

Posted in India, Rajasthan, Safari, Travel, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SUJÁN’s Ultimate Desert Oasis, The Serai, Reopens Monday 15th September 2014

The Serai, Jaisalmer offers elegance and luxury under canvas

The Serai, Jaisalmer offers elegance and luxury under canvas

SUJÁN’s (www.sujanluxury.com) luxury tented camps are reopening for the 2014 season and it is The Serai, Jaisalmer that will be the first to open its doors and welcome visitors on the 15th September 2014.

The Serai, Jaisalmer - The Royal Suite

The Royal Suite at The Serai, Jaisalmer

The Serai is the ultimate desert oasis.  A member of Relais & Chateaux, the property features 21 luxury tents within a hundred-acre private estate of desert scrub.  14 of the property’s tents cover an area of 1000 square feet, seven of which are appointed with their own private walled garden and swimming pool.

The Serai, Jaisalmer - Thrilling desert drives in modified Jeeps

Experience a thrilling desert drive in a comfortable modified Jeep

 

The serene camel safaris, thrilling desert drives and picturesque sundowners on the sand dunes are just some of the unforgettable escapades that the camp offers.  Guests can also explore the medieval 10th Century kingdom of Jaisalmer including the intricately carved Jain Temples, escorted by an expert historian.

Soak in the solitudes and serenity of The Serai, Jaisalmer

Soak in the solitude and serenity of The Serai, Jaisalmer

 

Guests of The Serai are encouraged to delve deeper into the local area with private excursions to the abandoned village of Kuldhara, once home to a prosperous community that mysteriously vanished in the middle of the night.

Learn the art of cooking authentic Rajasthani cuisine at The Serai, Jaisalmer

Learn the art of cooking authentic Rajasthani cuisine at The Serai, Jaisalmer

Those with a culinary flare are offered the opportunity to learn the art of cooking authentic Rajasthani cuisine using fresh organic produce from the camp’s vegetable garden and dairy produce farmed onsite.

Enjoy a candlelit meal under the stars whilst listening to the songs of the desert

Enjoy a candlelit meal under the stars whilst listening to the songs of the desert

After an adventure-packed day the SUJÁN Spa therapists will revive guests’ weary limbs using natural herbs and oils indigenous to each area.

The Serai, Jaisalmer defines tranquility

The Serai, Jaisalmer defines tranquility

Posted in India, Rajasthan, Safari, Spa, Travel, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greaves Travel offers an ‘Immersed Retreat’ special package at Vana, Malsi Estate

Dining area at Vana, Malsi Estate

Dining area at Vana, Malsi Estate

Leading Indian tour operator, Greaves Travel is currently offering a free, extra night on a  full-board basis if you book a five-night stay at Vana, Malsi Estate – the latest health and wellbeing retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas (Offer valid until 31st October 2014).

The nutritious and balanced Vana cuisine

The nutritious and balanced Vana cuisine

The highly acclaimed Vana, Malsi Estate is an idyllic wellness retreat protected by beautiful forest and surrounded by mango and lychee orchards. The retreat offers ancient therapies, contemporary spa treatments, yoga classes and hydro-fitness in order to give you the ultimate sense of physical and spiritual wellbeing.

 

This ‘Immersed Retreat’ package allows guests to choose various Ayurveda treatments and therapies. These range from:

  •   105 mins of pizhichil (a Keralan massage with medicated oils)
  •   75 mins of synchronised dhugs (herbal compression treatment) + 30 mins of chu lum (a traditional Tibetan bathing therapy)
  • 120 mins of acupuncture with consultation
  • 75 mins of classical Swedish massage + 75 mins of a Vanaveda facial (an organic oil and herb facial).
Tibetan and Keralan therapies in the Ayerveda centre

Tibetan and Keralan therapies in the Ayerveda centre

These inclusive daily treatments are tailored to the guest’s wellness objectives which are planned intimately with a consultant at the beginning of your stay. Vana has also recently opened an Ayurveda centre which is an extraordinarily serene place to calm the senses and gain the maximum from the holistic ancient therapies that are offered. Combined with the nutritious culinary programme that is personalised to each guest’s wellness plan, Vana truly delights, nourishes and heals the body and soul.

Open-air yoga at Vana, Malsi Estate

Open-air yoga at Vana, Malsi Estate

 

 

 

What’s more, with this package the accommodation at Vana is given on a full-board basis, so that all is provided for, and you get the absolute most of your experience without any worries.

Generous living space in the Esteva Suite, Vana

Generous living space in the Esteva Suite, Vana

 

Book with Greaves Travel today to benefit from  a tailor made itinerary and a truly authentic experience.

 

 

 

Greaves Travel offers ‘The Immersed Retreat’ package as part of a 9-night itinerary, from £2650.00 per person travelling together and sharing a Double Bedroom. This cost includes the following:

  • Return adult airfare on Virgin Atlantic from London to Delhi• Domestic airfare for Delhi – Dehradun– Delhi
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a double / twin room with breakfast, at The Lodhi Hotel, Delhi
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at Vana, Malsi Estate, Dehradun on a full board as part of the ‘Immersed Retreat package, which includes a daily treatment based on the chosen objective, arrival and departure consultations, daily wellness activities that take place on the property, use of heat and wet areas (e.g. steam, sauna etc.) 105 minutes of pizhichil or 75 minutes of synchronised dhugs + 30 minutes of chu lum OR 120 minutes of acupuncture with consultation OR 75 mins of classical Swedish massage + 75 minutes of a Vanaveda facial
  • 1 night’s accommodation in a double / twin room at the JW Marriott, New Delhi Aerocity
  • Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per programme using an air-conditioned medium car in Delhi and Toyota Innova car in Dehradun
  • A cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • English-speaking local guide during sightseeing in Delhi as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees and video / still camera fees at monuments as per itinerary
Esteva Suite at Vana, Malsi Estate

Esteva Suite at Vana, Malsi Estate

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Oberoi, Dubai celebrates its first anniversary with a ‘First Time For Everything’ Special Offer

The Award Winning The Oberoi, Dubai

The Award Winning The Oberoi, Dubai

It’s a world of firsts this week at The Oberoi, Dubai, the first Oberoi hotel in the U.A.E, which is celebrating its first anniversary on 15th June 2014.  The Oberoi, Dubai, a jewel in the crown of Business Bay, Dubai’s central business, commercial, retail and residential hub, opened its doors on 15th June 2013.  To commemorate the occasion the hotel is offering both first-time and loyal guests a special ‘First Time for Everything’ package designed to showcase the best that The Oberoi, Dubai has to offer.

The Living Room of a Luxury Suite at The Oberoi, Dubai

The Living Room of a Luxury Suite at The Oberoi, Dubai

Special celebratory menus and an interactive dining experience will be available at Ananta and Umai on 15th June as well as a Festive Friday Birthday Brunch at Nine7One on 13th June.

The ‘First Time for Everything’ package, with prices starting from AED 2,099 / £339 (applicable taxes extra) per room, per night, includes:

  • Accommodation in a Luxury Suite offering 2,150 square feet of space with timber floors, hand-tufted carpets and original artwork by Mrinmoy Barua, a spacious living room, a dining area for six guests and floor to ceiling windows with a private balcony overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
  • Welcome drinks served in the Suite
  • A personalised welcome amenity
  • Packing and unpacking service
  • Breakfast for two at Nine7One, the world cuisine restaurant
  •  Two 60 minute treatments at The Oberoi Spa, the first 24 hour spa in Dubai.  Signature therapies include Ayurvedic treatments such as Shirodhara, an ancient Indian therapy using warm, medicated oils which flow from a specially designed copper vessel onto the third eye to calm the mind and restore balance.  Guests can also enjoy a private yoga class with Ms. Priyanka Chowdhury, the hotel’s resident yoga instructor.  Priyanka has represented India at the Yoga Olympics and is a gold medallist.
  • Umai at The Oberoi, Dubai

    Umai at The Oberoi, Dubai

    Candlelit dinner with Champagne on the private balcony of the Luxury Suite with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa

  • A one-to-one master class with award-winning Executive Chef, Dirk Haltenhof.
  • Guests who are interested in understanding more about the ancient world of tea ceremonies can opt for a workshop with Umai’s resident Kung Fu Tea Master, Crystal.
  • A four hour private tour and chauffeur service. Experience the city from the comfort of one of The Oberoi, Dubai’s BMW 7 series with complimentary Wi-Fi.

The offer is valid until 28th December 2014.  A minimum three night stay.  Subject to availability and terms and conditions.

Posted in Online Savings, Special Offers, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment