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6 Hotel Deals for SAFRA Members in Popular Southeast Asian Destinations 

Time to book that year-end family getaway!

By Mandy Lim Beitler      14 November 2022

Can’t wait to hop on the revenge travel bandwagon? Take advantage of these attractive hotel deals for SAFRA members in popular destinations around the region this year-end holiday season.

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Perfect for a quick getaway across the Causeway, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor is just a 45-minute drive from Singapore. As an option golfing enthusiasts and sporty families shouldn’t miss, it overlooks three award-winning 18-hole golf courses spanning over 320 ha of rolling hills and idyllic lakes. The 312-key deluxe resort hotel also offers a dedicated centre for sports, leisure and recreation.

Sporting facilities include swimming, futsal, volleyball, tennis, squash, table tennis, bowling, and billiards. There’s also a Nerf Gun battle zone, frisbee, foosball and sand art and craft activities for the young and young-at-heart. After a good workout, retire to the comfort of your spacious room or suite for a well-deserved night’s rest.

SAFRA members enjoy up to 32% off selected rooms/suites & golfing rates till December 31; more info at safra.sg/promotions/le-grandeur-palm-resort-johor

Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai, Johor, Malaysia; palmresort.com


Casa del Rio Melaka

Slightly farther up north, Melaka is known for its rich cultural heritage that hails from a mixture of Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch and Straits Chinese ancestry. An ideal launching point from which to experience this melting pot is the Casa del Rio, which sits on the bank of the Melaka River. Spanish for “home by the river”, it puts you right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Spacious Mediterranean-inspired rooms feature private balconies with either courtyard or river views. The hotel’s rooftop swimming pool also provides a 360-degree vantage point for sunset vistas of the picturesque old town. For a romantic dining experience by the riverside, The River Grill offers highlights from Western brunch classics to local favourites such as Nyonya Seafood Laksa.

SAFRA members enjoy 5% off Best Available Rate & selected room packages, plus 10% off dining till December 31; more info at safra.sg/promotions/casa-del-rio-melaka

88 Jalan Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia; casadelrio-melaka.com


Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The destination of choice for wellness-conscious travellers in the capital city of Malaysia, Oasia Suites Kuala Lumpur sits next to KL Forest Eco Park. It’s also just minutes from shopping havens KLCC, Pavilion Mall and Bukit Bintang. After a day out exploring the city, step into the oasis and let relaxing hints of the hotel’s signature Magic Garden fragrance calm your nerves.

Great for families, the serviced residence-style rooms are filled with natural light and offer a spacious living area with a fully equipped kitchenette. To unwind, head to the rooftop, where you’ll find an enticing swimming pool and 24-hour gym. Take a dip in the Jacuzzi, lay back on a pool chair, or have a healthy snack at the Resident Lounge – all accompanied by panoramic views of the adjacent KL Tower and the city beneath.

SAFRA members enjoy 25% off Best Available Rate till December 23; more info at safra.sg/promotions/oasia-suites-kuala-lumpur-malaysia

10 Lorong P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; oasiahotels.com/malaysia


The Residence Bintan

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Consider a retreat in the peaceful seclusion of The Residence Bintan. An hour’s ferry ride from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, the five-star resort’s 127 spacious terrace rooms and luxurious private pool villas promise a rejuvenating respite for families, couples and solo travellers.

Embrace the great outdoors with complimentary activities such as beach marine discovery, kayaking and yoga sessions. An outdoor cinema and animal sanctuary will keep the kids engaged too. Stay for a minimum of two nights to get a complimentary room upgrade, inclusive of daily breakfast and return shared transfer between the ferry terminal and the resort.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off Best Available Rate & 10% off recreational activities till June 30, 2023; more info at safra.sg/promotions/the-residence-bintan

Kampung Galang Batang RT 005 RW 003, Desa/Kecamatan, Gunung Kijiang, Bintan, Indonesia 29153; cenizaro.com/theresidence/bintan


Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Whether you’re a Bali newbie or aficionado, you can’t go wrong choosing to stay in Kuta, the resort island’s buzzy entertainment district, flanked by the white sands of Kuta Beach. For a truly rockstar experience, check into Hard Rock Hotel Bali, which puts you within a stone’s throw of attractions such as Beachwalk Shopping Mall, Ground Zero and Art Market.

Start each morning with breakfast for two adults and two kids at Starz Diners, then dive into the largest free-form pool in Bali, or sing to your heart’s content at Boom Box Recording Studio. Remember to take advantage of the discounts at Rock Spa, Hard Rock Cafe and Jamie Oliver Kitchen too. Families who stay in the Roxity Family Suite or Luxury Kids Suite also enjoy free access to Roxity Kids Club for two kids aged four to 12 years old.

SAFRA members enjoy 15% off Best Flexible Rates till December 31; more info at safra.sg/promotions/hard-rock-hotel-bali

Jalan Pantai, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia 80361; hardrockhotels.com/bali


The Boathouse Phuket

Take a scenic 80-minute drive from Phuket’s airport to Kata Beach and check into The Boathouse Phuket. Once a building that housed fishing boats, it is now a stylish mash-up of streamlined modernism and traditional architecture. Along with the signature warm Thai hospitality, you’ll get to bask in the tranquility of your ‘private’ stretch of Kata Beach.

In the evenings, retire to luxurious rooms featuring nautical elements that will make you feel like you’re on a fancy yacht, complete with expansive views of the Andaman Sea. The next morning, tuck into a sumptuous breakfast at The Boathouse Restaurant, another storied institution that serves both authentic Thai and sophisticated Western cuisine.

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off Best Available Rate till December 23; more info at safra.sg/promotions/the-boathouse-phuket

182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand; boathouse-phuket.com

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