Hit the Winds

Hit the Winds

Learn to kitesurf like a pro in Sri Lanka with the new Slice of Life Clinics with kitesurfing legend Tom Court. KiteWorldwide will host two seven- night watersports trips in July, teaching kiters of all abilities. Stay in one of the 16 rooms located at the beautiful Dreamspot Eco Lodge accommodation at the edge of the water. The trip will offer five days of intensive training with Fit for Function workouts every morning and one-to- one sessions on the water. The lagoon is great for kiting progression, with the ocean just the other side of the sand dunes and plenty of other kiting spots to explore nearby. For non-kiters, Wilpattu National Park is just across the bay, and excursions include a jungle safari, and dolphin and whale-watching. www.kiteworldwide.com

Fun for the Family

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public in July. The indoor theme park will feature six immersive ‘lands’, including DC’s Metropolis, protected by the likes of Superman; and Batman’s Gotham City. The nostalgic Cartoon Junction features beloved Looney Tunes characters, while The Flintstones’ Bedrock, animated storyland Dynamite Gulch, and Art Deco-inspired Warner Bros Plaza portray the golden age of Hollywood. Yas Island’s new attraction will hold a total of 29 state-of-the-art rides, interactive family-friendly attractions, and unique live entertainment, as well as a variety of authentic restaurants and shopping outlets. www.wbworldabudhabi.com

Marriott’s New Bali Hotel

Discover the Island of the Gods from the conveniently-located Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian, which recently opened on the island. Situated near Legian Beach, this newly-opened family-friendly hotel provides travellers with an affordable stay, seamless service and welcoming hospitality. Featuring simple, intuitive design with natural wooden furnishings and traditional Balinese touches, the 163 guestrooms include nine spacious junior and grand suites with whirlpool bathtubs. The Pool Bar is a great space to unwind with a refreshing selection of drinks and tapas-style bites, and guests can savor both local Balinese cuisine and international favorites at the all-day dining restaurant Tebu Merah. Attractions like Double Six Beach, Kuta Beach, and the 3D Trick Art Museum are close by and local nightlife is just a short walk away. www.marriott.com

All Hands on deck

Mandurah Cruises’ new Wild Seafood Experience allows passengers to pull rock lobster pots from the Indian Ocean, before the crew serve up their catch at a barbeque buffet lunch. Western rock lobster (or crayfish) is renowned as an international delicacy and Western Australia’s fastest growing regional city, Mandurah, has been a crayfishing centre for more than 100 years. This new three-hour tour teaches passengers about the rock lobster industry whilst allowing them to experience unique water and dining tours aboard the luxury cray boat, Reel Affair. www.mandurahcruises.com.au

Beachfront Living

Saadiyat Island, the world-class cultural destination in Abu Dhabi, home to the recently-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, will welcome the Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort this November. The new resort will boast three infinity pools that merge into sand dunes; eight villas with private pools; and 64 suites, including six panoramic suites offering expansive floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean. Occupying a beautiful beach location on Saadiyat Island, this 293-room hotel will feature stylish contemporary architecture, with subtle marine themed- touches. Leave time for a bite at the chic all-day dining venue White for buffets and live cooking stations; or Mare Mare for fresh and authentic Italian summer food. www.jumeirah.com

New Hotel for Lion City

Singapore’s Ann Siang House has opened as the latest of 8M Real Estate’s restoration projects. The renovated 1920s shop house,which housed the previous Club Hotel, now boasts 20 luxurious guest rooms that define a new modern style. Located in historic Chinatown, a short walk from the Business District, Ann Siang House offers guests the benefits of personalised service with home comforts for extended stays. The hotel’s new format has added extra common areas, improved in-room amenities, with several rooms featuring fully- equipped kitchenettes and private balconies; a new selection of bespoke handmade furniture and artwork, and a new bold vision for the exterior. www.annsianghouse.com

Cycle Safari

Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa’s Garden Route has opened four new mountain bike trails, offering cycling as a complimentary activity for guests. These new routes provide a fun and active way for guests to enjoy close-range game viewing of non-dangerous wildlife, whilst working up a sweat. Located in Gondwana’s 1,000-hectare protected area, the new trails have been designed for all levels of fitness, including families with smaller children. Cycle through open grass plains and sub-tropical thicket valleys and find yourself surrounded by zebra, giraffe, and herds of eland and impala. Mountain bikes are provided free-of-charge for both adults and children. www.gondwanagr.co.za

A Foodie Adventure

A new Tasmanian travel experience is set to provide the best of Australia’s southernmost island with four days of unforgettable feasting. Come June, gourmet adventure trail company Feast and Fossick combines luxury local food and wine experiences with a choice of two, two-day adventures in Hobart and Bruny Island. Join guided tours introducing guests to local produce and gourmet dishes, or explore the area on a sea kayaking trip and wilderness cruise. Eat your way through each day, and then relax at private, luxury accommodation Macq 01, Hobart’s waterfront storytelling hotel, or the private Adventure Bay Retreat on Bruny Island. www.feastfossicktasmania.com.au

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