Longhaul Luxe Getaways

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  • Live the life of luxury with one of these amazing longhaul trips this winter...

    Five star surroundings: The lush, Indonesian island of Bali boasts over 10,000 ornate temples, green rice terraces, tropical beaches and sacred monkey forests. The region of Nusa Dua at the southernmost tip is a rarified enclave away from the
    busier resorts of Kuta and Seminyak.

    Stay in style:
    Choose your level of luxury at The Mulia hotel – named the No1 Beach Resort in the World. You can stay in its exclusive boutique suites, which overlook one of the most picture-perfect pools we’ve ever seen; in the more family-oriented resort (which also has a stunning pool surrounded by statues); or in one of the 108 self-contained villas scattered up the hillside. There’s a private butler service (with day and night butlers!) in the boutique suites and villas. The food is a highlight ‘ don’t miss Table8, specialising in Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine, afternoon tea with an Asian twist or the great-value Sunday brunch at Soleil (£54), including oysters, lobster tails, giant prawns and every kind of roast. Plus ther’?s yoga classes, a peaceful spa and high-tech gym. You’ll get so used to the electric Japanese toilets with heated seats that you’ll want to install one at home.
    Don?t miss: The crumbling Uluwatu Temple on a dramatic clifftop, where there are sunset performances of the traditional Kecak dance. Just outside the cultural capital, Ubud, is the best place to see rice paddies. There’s also a burgeoning art scene and great shopping in the local markets.

    The cost: The Mulia (themulia.com) has suites from £475 per room per night, based on two adults sharing, including breakfast and afternoon tea with a dedicated butler service. Singapore Airlines (singaporeair.com) has return flights to Bali via
    Singapore from £790pp.