A new trekking path has been developed in Jabal Akhdar, Oman, a five-minute drive from Alila Jabal Akhdar hotel. Marked with the national colours of red, white and yellow, the trail is 7.5 kilometres long and starts in the village of Mahabis. The route passes the abandoned village of Al Khutaymi, before navigating 600 metres down into the plantations of Masirat Ash Shuraqiyn. The trail takes approximately six hours to complete. Rooms at the Alila Jabal Akhdar cost from 187 Omani rials (Dh1,784) per night, including half-board and taxes. For more information, visit http://www.alilahotels.com.
Fall in love again at Mandarin Oriental
Couples can take advantage of the Mandarin Oriental in Bodrum’s A Moment of Romance package. Ideal for honeymooners or those celebrating an anniversary milestone, the offer includes private airport transfers, welcome drinks and chocolate-covered strawberries, and monogrammed bathrobes. Also included is a honeymoon breakfast, served in the guest’s room or at the Sofra restaurant, dinner, a 50-minute couple’s massage, and the choice of a signature care and treatment packages at the spa. The package costs from €595 (Dh2,507) per night, including taxes. For more information, visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com.
Staycation with the Tilal Liwa Hotel
Try a staycation for less with the Tilal Liwa Hotel’s Summer Savings package. The offer includes buffet breakfast at Al Badiya Restaurant, 20 per cent off food and beverages (children ages 6 and under receive free meals), and 20 per cent off massage treatments. Visitors can also take advantage of several outdoor activities including desert cycling, sandboarding and kite flying. The package costs from Dh289 per night for a family of two adults and two children ages 6 and under, including taxes, and is available from May 15 to September 15. For more information, visit http://www.tilalliwa.danathotels.com.
A Global Getaway with Four Seasons
Travellers can now book the Four Seasons’ Global Getaway package, part of the brand’s new private-jet excursions for next year. The 24-day itinerary, which runs from March 16 to April 8, will start in Singapore, and explore a number of the brand’s destinations, including Koh Samui, Budapest, Nice, Bogota and Miami. Travellers will visit the Unesco World Heritage Site at Singapore Botanic Gardens, the fisherman’s village of Bo Phut in Koh Samui, St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest and the Brimstone Hill Fortress in St Kitts. The package costs from US$135,000 (Dh495,848) per person, based on two people sharing, including accommodation, internal transport and taxes.