Some resorts make it hard to even contemplate venturing out.
Sheriden Rhodes is a travel writer and photographer who travels the globe with her frequent small flyer, Ella.
Being able to fly in the day makes this my favourite new way to return from Bali.
Our tuk tuk driver awaits, bearing water and cold, scented towels.
At breakfast we overhear a couple raving about the impeccable service and attention lavished on them by the staff.
Patisseries, bars, spas, art spaces and dining destinations are luring city slickers to Maitland and Lorn in the Hunter region.
We sit down with a perfectly crafted flat white and coconut meringue tart.
Guests get the chance to witness the playful personality and character of these beautiful animals.
It feels like flying business class of old, before the introduction of flat beds and the price is terrific value.
A glorious glass-encased space inside a star gazing reserve.
Sokasi morphs from riverside cooking school by day to candlelit chef's dinner table by night.
The villagers on this trip rarely see tourists. And I'm positive they've never seen one in a bikini.
There's no better way to be lulled to sleep or woken in the morning than by an orchestra of the forest.
The food lets the experience down somewhat, but don't let that put you off.
What can you get in this secluded misty wonderland? Peace, quiet, World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges and unspoiled beaches for a start.
With an amazing pool, tropical cocktails, fabulous food, friendly staff and a terrific location.