JOIN THE CLUB
Book seven nights and pay for only five at Club Med Bali. The beachfront resort in Nusa Dua offers daily activities and sports, nightly entertainment, a wellness centre and spa, pool and beach access. The package is $1317 an adult twin share in a superior room and includes three main meals and snacks daily, as well as kids' club access. The offer is valid for sale until April 30 for travel until October 31. Phone 1800 258 263 or see clubmed.com.au.
Sail on the three "Queens" of Cunard to celebrate the line's 175th anniversary through a package offer put together by ecruising.travel. This itinerary incorporates three cruises, one each aboard the Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary 2. Flying from Australia on May 1, 2015, spend the first two nights at the Savoy in London before embarking on a seven-night round-trip voyage from Southampton with port visits to France and Ireland. After a night ashore at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton, board the Queen Elizabeth for a 16-night cruise that visits Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Germany and Scotland and celebrates Cunard's anniversary with a meeting of all three ships in Liverpool on May 25. The third cruise is a trans-Atlantic to New York aboard the Queen Mary 2. Then spend three nights in New York at the Renaissance Hotel 57. This package includes return economy airfares from Australian capitals, six nights' hotel accommodation, 30 nights' cruise accommodation with all meals, a New York helicopter sightseeing tour and transfers in the UK. The price is from $10,999 a person twin share. Ecruising travel is also offering onboard credits for bookings made before April 30 with the deposit paid. Phone 1300 369 848. See ecruising.travel.
G Adventures is offering a last-minute 30 per cent off a 10-day safari in Botswana that departs from Livingstone on May 15. The tour involves animal-watching in open jeeps and boats and accommodation in tented camps, as well as house boat and home stays. Included in the package are arrival transfers, some meals, all national park and game reserve entrances, a Chobe River homestay, open vehicle game drives in Savuti, Chobe National Park, Khwai River and Moremi area, and a Okavango Delta two-night houseboat excursion. The last-minute price is $3009 on the May 15 departure (it was originally $4299). Phone 1300 180 969 or see gadventures.com.
The new Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is offering a special opening rate starting from $260 a night for guest rooms and from $750 a night for suites. This includes overnight accommodation, breakfast and internet. The offer is valid for sale and stays until September 30. Phone 03 9290 1000. See sheraton.com/melbourne.
MAN, OH ANDAMAN
Save 38 per cent on stays at the four-star Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa on the Thai island of Phuket. The resort, at Kata Beach, has a large lagoon pool, fitness centre and restaurant. Activities include water sports and elephant treks. The deal includes five nights at the resort in a Canna deluxe room with a balcony or terrace and breakfast daily. The cost is $363 a couple for five nights. The deal is valid for bookings until June 30 for travel until October 31. Phone 1800 359 769. See lowcostholidays.com.au.
The Byron at Byron has a package that includes four nights in a superior suite, buffet breakfast daily, a 90-minute massage, a one-hour meditation or yoga session in the rainforest, a $140 spa voucher, three dinners and three lunches, daily yoga and green smoothie. The package is $2254. It is valid for travel May 1 until March 31. Phone 6639 2105. See thebyronatbyron.com.au.