- Fine Print
It's hard to say whether the exquisitely earthy-toned plush rooms, the delicious Thai cuisine served with the sunset or the pristine powder white beaches are our favourite thing about this week's Escape. Lucky for you, you don't have to choose which comes first at Manathai Resort on the tranquil shores of stunning Phuket in Thailand.
It's a simple decision when it comes to snapping up seven nights for two in a lovely Lanai Pool-Side Suite or Studio Suite with a private balcony, flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, air conditioning, ceiling fans, ensuite with rain shower, king-size bed and free Wi-Fi (just $954, usually $3,251). Your eyes won't know where to look, with elegant architecture and decor in warm Asian fabrics and sumptuous tones from floor to ceiling.
The day starts with a no brainer: a delicious breakfast buffet served each morning in the bright and spacious Flo Breakfast Cafe. Then make the difficult decision between a free shuttle to the lovely Patong Beach or a simple stroll to the shimmering Surin Beach, whose shores lap at your doorstep.
There you can snorkel, kayak or simply stretch out in a lush lounge chair under the shade of an umbrella and stare at the spectacular views across crystal clear waters. Return to the pool and zone out with two complimentary drinks daily. Or enjoy a lush complimentary high tea in the lobby.
Explore further afield on a half-day sightseeing tour of Phuket Island (8am to 12pm or 1pm to 5pm) to discover local markets for food and fashion, and the island's gorgeous natural wonders. Then return in time for your complimentary candlelit set dinner for two at the chic Weaves Restaurant while you watch the sun go down.
Don't be indecisive and let this luxurious Thai Escape get away.
The Fine Print
Limit 3 per purchaser, up to 3 additional as gifts
Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
Not valid on existing reservations
Not valid with any other promotions
Lani Pool Side Suite or Studio Suite choices are subject to availability Phuket Island tour is half day - 8am-12pm or 1pm to 5pm Free shuttle - one way to Patong only Advanced reservations essential and subject to availability
Valid from 1st March
Oct 31st 2012 You may upgrade to a Pool Suite or Duplex Suite for $120 (payable to the resort) The Pool Side Suite and Studio Suite is valid for 2 March High season surcharge
1000 baht/night ($30 AUD) Extra bed
1600 baht/night ($48 AUD) or child 800 baht/night ($24 AUD) Airport pick-up: Taxi is 700 baht/way ($21 AUD), and Van is 1500 baht/way ($45 AUD) Australian costs on extra surcharges is subject to change Voucher can be redeemed from Monday 27th February 2012