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Sick of the winter blues? How does a 3 to 7 day getaway for a quick escape to an exotic locale sound? Take a couple days off work and you can comfortably fit a holiday escape into a long weekend. We’ve chosen 9 destinations and properties within 9 hours (at most) of Australia (some IN Australia) which are certain to turn winter blues into vacation bliss. Norfolk Island the new hottest food and wine destination, Ratua Private Island in Vanuatu, Capella Singapore, Kangaroo Island’s Southern Ocean Lodge, Chiva-Som in Thailand, Nanuku Fiji, Orpheus Island in the Great Barrier Reef, Mandapa in Bali and Pacific Resorts in the Cook Islands. Nothing better than a spur of the moment short holiday!

Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton Reserve


Pacific Resort Aitutaki & Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Discover Polynesian opulence at 5-star Pacific Resort Aitutaki, one of the Cook Islands finest resorts surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Aitutaki Lagoon. 27 beachfront bungalows and villas, all air-conditioned with your own private sundeck creates a little piece of heaven. Sample mouth watering South Pacific and international cuisine and world-class wines while watching the sun set on another day in paradise. Combine 3 nights with Pacific Resort Rarotonga, a fantastic 4-star property situated on the most stunning of Rarotonga’s beaches, Muri Beach.

6 nights from AUD 4,145 pp including flights ex-Melbourne (AUD 3,945 pp ex Sydney), daily breakfast, land transfers, 3 nights Pacific Resort Aitutaki in Premium Beachfront Bungalow & 3 nights Pacific Resort Rarotonga in Premium Garden Suite. (sale until August 21, travel until March 31, 2017)

Virtuoso amenities (Aitutaki) - upgrade*, early check-in/late check-out, daily buffet breakfast for 2 & hotel amenity


Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton Reserve

For thousands of years, the 'mandapas' (Sanskrit for temples) of Ubud are a sacred space for devotees to rest their mind, body and soul. Visitors today will find a similar escape at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Opened last year, Mandapa is tucked away in Bali's cultural and spiritual heart of Ubud. Set where the lush jungle meets the Ayung River and temples stand majesticly against a backdrop of rice terraces. Mandapa is an exclusive experience inside an indigenous Balinese village, providing a sensory journey to wellness and nature with 35 suites, 25 private pool villas, four unique dining concepts and a restorative spa. Designed as a sanctuary, Mandapa will offer individually tailored spiritual, wellness and health programs as well as activities to suit travelers of all ages along with the personal attention of a dedicated ‘Patih' or butler.

Mandapa Experience - 20% savings per reservation   (starting from AUD 563 + tax)

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade*, daily breakfast in restaurant for 2 & USD 100 resort credit to be utilized during stay

Orpheus Island


Orpheus Island

Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 lucky guests. Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef making the local waters a fisherman’s playground and home to the most sought after reef fish species in the world. Take the helm of a motorised dingy complete with gourmet picnic hamper and discover the endless coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus, then grill up the day’s catch at dinner. Or shut out the world and relax and indulge at its Gwandalan Day Spa.

Stay 4/ Pay 3! starting from AUD 2,100 per person for 4 nights (based upon 4th night free, twin share) in North Beachfront Room. Savings of AUD 2,900 per couple! (travel Oct. 17 - Dec. 9, 2016) 

OR 6 nights starting from AUD 700 per person per night (twin share) includes all gourmet meals, select wines & beers, daily activity (snorkeling, fishing, island cruise). PLUS receive free return helicopter flights from Townsville to Orpheus Island for 2 – save $1,100! (travel until Dec. 9, 2016)

Chiva-Som Mandapa, Ritz-Carlton Reserve



The farthest from Australia of our quick getaways, but completely worth the journey. Chiva-Som, which means “Haven of Life”, is a multi-award winning wellness spa located in Hua Hin in Thailand. Focusing on greater well-being and vitality, their experiences are holistically designed to help you relax, restore and rejuvenate. Each person gets a personalised program and treatments catered to each individual from weight management and stress reduction to skin rejuvenation and longevity. With award-winning spa cuisine which focuses on cleansing your body using the freshest produce, expect a transformational experience from beginning to end that changes your life.

Read Edge’s blog about Chiva-Som

5 night retreats from AUD 4,605 pp (twin share) - choose from Natural Renewal, Yoga for Life, Sap Wellbeing or Taste of Chiva-Som PLUS bonus treatments for each 5 day package!

Book 60 days in advance and receive complimentary return airport transfers (valid through Oct. 31, 2016)



Fiji’s newest all-villa luxury family resort in Pacific Harbour and a mere 4 hour flight from Sydney, Nanuku offers the perfect quick family getaway complete with personal butlers, private nannies and tailored experiences amidst lush tropical gardens on the beachfront of pristine Beqa Lagoon. While your kids are taken care of by individual nanny services, partake in personalised dining experiences in stunning locations within the Club House, your villa or a hinterland private picnic. Dine poolside in your own tropical garden and slowly let the day unravel, or arrange a trip to a private island with a decadent lobster picnic hamper and champagne. To unwind, Lomana Spa uses fresh local ingredients and ancient methods of massage passed down through generations. With your family zip line, jet ski, snorkel, golf, trek to waterfalls or fish to your heart’s content.

5 night Family special offer - 2 kids 12 or under stay free! (through Dec. 20, 2016)

5 night Romance special offer - 20% off! includes all meals, 30 minute massages for 2, private dinner and transfers (through Dec. 20, 2016)

Orpheus Island


Southern Ocean Lodge

Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast in South Australia, Southern Ocean Lodge is an intimate and sophisticated sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style. Melding sophistication and nature, each guest receives a bespoke itinerary of selected guided island excursions designed daily and included in the tariff. Encounter abundant wildlife in a zoo without fences - sea lions at Seal Bay, the vast wilderness of Flinders Chase National Park and coastal flora along the limestone clifftops. Southern Ocean Lodge is also dedicated to showcasing the island’s culinary bounty with the Chef an enthusiastic supporter of local producers. Southern Ocean Lodge is a mere 30 minute flight from Adelaide to the island.


4 nights special offer starting from AUD 3,960 per person (twin share) includes all meals, airport transfers, room upgrade*, 1/2 day 4WD hire & receive either a Quad Biking experience, kayaking adventure or guided hike. Bonus value AUD 4,300 per couple! (travel now - March 31, 2017, blackout Dec. 19 - Jan. 8, 2017)

Ratua Private Island Capella Singapore


Ratua Private Island

Only 3 hours from Australia, swim with horses at this beautiful, quirky resort surrounded by 146 acres of tropical gardens and sandy beaches. Ratua Private Island’s 13 Balinese oceanfront wooden guest villas offer attentive service, private accommodation, an over-water day spa, yacht club and superb dining. Ratua is a place where couples and families with teenagers can spend quality time together exploring the island and its surrounds – kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, horse riding or mountain biking. Or you can do nothing but luxuriate in the spectacular overwater spa.

6 nights from AUD 2,035 pp including flights ex-Melbourne ( AUD 1,695 pp ex Sydney), 5 nights at Ratua Island Deluxe Villa plus 1 night The Grand Hotel Port Vila, return airport transfers & breakfast daily. (book by August 31, travel October 10 - December 20, 2016) Saving over $900 with this 30% off offer!


Capella Singapore

Set along the South China Sea, this luxury resort on Sentosa Island boasts the most spacious accommodation in Singapore just moments from Marina Bay and the financial and shopping districts. Sentosa Island is renowned as a golf destination with striking landscapes and sheltered beaches, but it was the Capella Singapore that introduced an element of high design. Successfully blending colonial and contemporary aesthetics, the center of the sprawling grounds is a white Patrician building with two modern wings that house sleek guest rooms. Interiors echo the period motif with selected Asian and colonial accents. Set amongst 30 acres of manicured grounds edged by rainforest overlooking the sea, relax at the Auriga Spa or experience the vibrance of cosmopolitan Singapore just nearby.

Stay 3, Pay 2! (valid now - Dec. 15, 2016)

PLUS Virtuoso amenities - room upgrade*, daily full breakfast for 2, complimentary dinner at Knolls for 2 excluding alcohol & early check-in/late check-out*

* subject to availability upon arrival

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