Plus, staycation at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr; become a bit more cultured in Bali; become a better person in Sicily; and enjoy a tented safari in Kruger National Park.
Travel Deals: claim a sunbed with a view in Greece
Claim a sunbed with a sea view in Greece
Amanresorts finally opened its third Mediterranean resort this week - the Amanzo'e close to Porto Heli on the east coast of the Peloponnese. The hilltop resort with panoramic views of the Aegean comprises 38 suites or pavilions with private pools, a spa and a private beach club in a local bay. Nearby attractions include Nafplion, Mycenae and Olympia. A double room costs from €883 (Dh4,075) per night, including taxes.
Book at www.amanresorts.com.
Get away from it all here in Abu Dhabi
The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr has reintroduced its great value, 36-hour weekend package. Long weekenders are invited to use the hotel's private beach or pool from 9am on a Friday, before checking in to a 45 square metre Fairmont room at noon for a lavish brunch. The following day, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast (also at CuiScene), lunch at its Poolside restaurant and a late check-out at 6pm. The offer costs from Dh1,623 for two people and is available only on Friday nights until December 31.
To book, visit www.fairmont.com.
Become a little bit more cultured in Bali
Indonesian writers and thinkers will be joined by literary guests from around the world at the 9th annual literary festival in Ubud next month. Enjoy lunches, workshops, talks and readings with Riri Riza, Happy Salma, Iswadi Pratama, John Pilger, Alice Pung and Pultizer Prize winner Jeffrey Eugenides, among others. The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival will take place from October 3 to 7; find out more at www.ubudwritersfestival.com.
Sign up to become a better person
The Verdura Golf & Spa Resort on Sicily's south-west coast has just opened a preventative health clinic offering stress management, weight loss, detoxification and "better ageing" programmes. The Vita Health Wellness Centre runs one- or two-week tailored courses following personal health consultations and medical tests. "When you stay with us, we don't just want you to feel and look better. We want you to be better," the brochure reads. Programmes cost from €2,690 (Dh12,424) for one week, not including accommodation.
Enjoy a tented safari in Kruger National Park
The luxury tour operator andBeyond has reopened Ngala Tented Camp in South Africa's mighty Kruger National Park following flooding earlier this year. The newly refurbished camp has six safari tents with outdoor showers and private decks in beautiful natural surroundings. Set in a private game reserve, visitors will have the opportunity to spot the Big Five as well as countless other bird and animal species. Ngala Tented Camp costs from 4,595 South African rand (Dh2,000) per person, per night sharing, all-inclusive.