Luxury Escapes for less – who doesn’t love some affordable luxury? Now, thanks to our new partnership with Luxury Escapes you can book jaw-dropping deals on gorgeous resorts, villas, hotels, and small group luxury tours for less – along with exclusive packages created just for Grantourismo readers.
I first heard about Luxury Escapes from some lovely Australian clients who were here in Siem Reap last year. They were staying in premium rooms at the chic Shinta Mani resort on a Luxury Escapes package that included VIP extras such as cocktails, dinner and spa treatments, and they’d nabbed the lot for a bargain price.
It was a Champagne holiday on a Prosecco budget essentially, so I was thrilled when Luxury Escapes approached us to be a partner so we could offer you similar luxury escapes for less in some of our favourite places in the world.
All too often holiday packages don’t represent such a bargain when you do the maths, but Luxury Escapes deals are the real deal. They show you exactly how much the total package would have cost if you paid the full rack rate, they guarantee quality (they assure us they’ve tested the beds out!), and they also offer a 7-day no-questions-asked cancellation policy on some packages if you change your mind.
So why do these luxury escapes for less deals sound too good to be true sometimes? Because Luxury Escapes is a successful online travel agent focused on the luxury market they have buying power. This means they can buy a large number of luxury rooms for less than other agents might pay, especially during the low season, which is partly why there’s a time limit on deals.
So when we share a luxury escapes for less deal with you here on Grantourismo, you need to click through and snap it up while you can, as they don’t last long. Deals might only be posted for as little as six days – even less if they’re selling fast – but one thing that we especially love about the Luxury Escapes site is that it allows you to buy now and book your dates later.
Luxury Escapes not only has access to exclusive deals on packages that they’ve put together that you won’t see on other travel sites – but they’re also going to be creating some exclusive packages just for Grantourismo readers, which we’ll offer from time to time, both here and via our newsletter.
Click through to Luxury Escapes and browse the latest luxury for less offers or see our picks of current deals, below. Note that all offers below are due to end in two days but there are lots more offers on the site, from a 5-night Bali luxury villa escape at M Gallery Collection’s Armaterra Nusa Dua from A$1,499 (valued at $3,853) and 5-8 night Koh Samui Private Pool Villa packages from $1,399 (valued at $4,218) to an 18-day luxury small-group China tour from $2,999 (value: $5,199) and a 5-star 9-day small-group Cuba tour from $3,999 (value: $5,850).
Note that prices are in A$ but you can easily change the currency at the top of the page. While Luxury Escapes began as an Australian travel company, its global and its fabulous offers are available to travellers around the globe.
Also note that we earn a small commission from any bookings that you make that supports the work we do here on the site, but you won’t pay any extra.
Luxury Escapes for Less – Our Picks of the Latest Luxe Packages Offers
There are some bargain luxury escapes for less on the Luxury Escapes site right now, but I’ve chosen just four to share here in two of our favourite destinations: sublime resorts and villas in sunny Central Vietnam and wonderful winter getaways in Australia.
The Anam Villas, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang is one of our favourite Vietnam destinations with some of the country’s most stunning sandy beaches, plus a mouth-watering market and lively street food scene. As you can see from the pic above, The Anam Nha Trang is a breathtaking resort of two-storey villas with balconies and private pools overlooking a 300-metre white-sand private beach. The three-bedroom private pool villa sleep up to six people and this amazing package is valid for six, making it ideal for a family holiday, getaway with friends or special birthday trip. It includes daily breakfasts; two blissful 60-minutes massages per person at The Anam Spa; exclusive access to the Colonial Club Lounge, including all day snacks and drinks and daily afternoon tea; nightly sunset happy hour with unlimited free-flow drinks (beer, wine, spirits, select cocktails) and canapés; two dinners of Vietnamese classics at Lang Viet Restaurant; return airport transfers for up to six people; and complimentary kids club for children aged 12 and under. Having planned my own Vietnam culinary tours, this is an incredible deal, especially when split between six.
Price: valid for 6 people in a 3-bedroom private pool villa from $3,999 (valued at $15,218) for 5 nights, $4,999 (valued at $20,278) for 7 nights, and $6,999 (valued at $27,867) for 10 nights. Offer ends in two days.
Angsana Lang Co, Lang Co, Central Coast, Vietnam
Lang Co is Central Vietnam’s most stunning stretch of beach – set against a lush low-rise forested mountain, it’s long and wide, with soft creamy sand, and wraps around a bay of pristine waters. It reminds me of some of Australia’s most spectacular beaches, such as Blueys Beach, below. We got to tour the lovely Angsana Lang Co resort just before it opened in early 2013 when we were staying at its adjoining sister-property, the Banyan Tree, one of our favourite Central Vietnam resorts. While there are plenty things to do in the surrounding region – Hue is close by and Hoi An is a short drive away – this is the kind of place you go to when you want to relax and do absolutely nothing, so we recommend spending time in Hue and Hoi An before or after your beach stay. Talk about luxury for less! On this seven or ten-night package you get daily buffet breakfasts, two 3-course dinners, a 3-course lunch, nightly sunset cocktails, two 60-minute massages, return airport shuttle services, access to the kids club if you’re travelling with children, and a late 3pm checkout.
Price: 7 nights from $1,599 (valued at $4,656). Just two days left on this offer.
Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
When we lived in Sydney, the glorious Hunter Valley with its gentle vineyard-covered hills and fragrant bushland was our closest food and wine region. When we needed a food and wine-focused getaway that’s where we escaped, returning to the city with a car boot loaded with cases of wine. The Hunter is one of Australia’s finest food and wine destinations, home to some of our most beloved wineries, such as Lakes Folly. Sigh. I also have a soft spot for the Hunter as my family have a long history in the region and some still live there. If we were in Australia, we’d grab this luxury escapes for less package in a heartbeat for a family reunion. This five-star Gourmet Hunter Valley Escape at Chateau Elan and The Vintage includes daily cooked breakfasts; welcome cocktails; a complimentary entrée when you dine on two or more courses; complimentary tastings of olive oils, vinegars, mayonnaises, dukkah, relishes, and tapenades at Pukara Estate and Hunter Valley Olive Co; savings on local gourmet experiences, such as 10% off purchases at Hunter Distillery; two $25 spa credits to use towards treatments of 60+ minutes; 25% off green fees at the hotel’s award-winning, 18-hole Greg Norman golf course; and guaranteed late checkout. Stay longer and there are more perks, including upgrades to rooms with views.
Price: 2 nights from $379 per room (valued at $980). Offer ends in 2 days.
Blueys Retreat, Blueys Beach, NSW, Australia
Blueys Beach is a magic spot with a magnificent stretch of sand on the mid-north New South Wales coast and it’s one of our favourite places in Australia. My family used to live just inland on the wonderful Wallis Lake and we’d go swimming at Blueys when we visited for holidays. (One of my big regrets in life is not buying a piece of land there when I had the chance for $17,000! I know!) Set in natural bushland and tropical gardens, these beautiful one-, two- and three-bedroom self-contained two-storey holiday houses have impressive kitchens and big timber verandas with tables and chairs that are fab for entertaining. Blueys Retreat is right by the beach but the Retreat has its own gorgeous swimming pool. This package doesn’t include all the extras of our other luxury escapes for less offers – only upgrades and complimentary tennis gear for the on-site tennis court – but it’s still an absolute steal at this price.
Price: 3-5 nights from $399 (valued at $660). Just 2 days to take advantage of this!
Click through to find lots more luxe packages on the Luxury Escapes website and check in with us regularly for new luxury deals and exclusive packages for Grantourismo readers.
Have you used Luxury Escapes before? Are you the kind of spontaneous booker who likes to take advantage of these sort of luxury for less package deals? Or do you prefer to wait and sit down and book your travel when you’re ready to plan it, no matter what it costs?
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