Travelling is one of the best things you can do. Beyond exploring a different city or country that differs from the one you grew up or live in, travelling also brings about a range of emotions: from excitement to joy, and the fact that you are returning from your holiday with new memories for keeps.
Do a simple search and you’ll find results of different articles sharing “memorable travel experiences” that you should include on your bucket list. What exactly defines a memorable experience? Does it involve an adrenaline-pumping activity like skydiving or a 5-night train journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway? Or can it simply be something that made you thoroughly enjoy the moment while you were on your well-deserved break?
We have put together 5 experiences that while not mind-blowingly unique, will still make you smile when you reminisce that holiday you took.
1. Sleep under the stars at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
At Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, their overwater villas extend up with a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the privacy of lying under the moon and night sky. Choose to sleep under the stars in full comfort, as you lay hand in hand spotting constellations and listening to the lapping waves before falling asleep under the moonlight. What a romantic way to spend time together on your holiday.
2. Sing and dance with the live band at Centerstage at Hard Rock Hotel Bali
Centerstage at Hard Rock Hotel Bali is the first thing that catches your attention. Lying at the heart of the hotel, it welcomes you the moment you step out of your transport. This multi-hyphenate venue doubles up as a lobby, a bar, a live music venue, and even includes a rock museum of memorabilia.
Join the band every night as they sing live, sing along with them as they belt out classics to the latest hits. The floor is yours if you are feeling up to it, dance away to the crowd favourites like “YMCA” as the entire Hard Rock crew joins in that iconic dance. It’s definitely an amazing way to charge up your holiday with some adrenaline-pumping vibes!
3. Go trekking at The Lakehouse Cameron Highland’s backyard
Nature lovers will enjoy this trek in the private hill forest behind The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands. Unlike the more popular Mossy Forest that has lined paths, this trek takes you off the beaten path Walk along narrow paths that were cut by retired head gardener Rajah and two men in 1994, where what started as a simple fifteen-minute trail became an hour-long one for adventurous guests.
With difficulty levels of 3 to 5 at different spots involving steep climbs and challenging steps, it is not a simple walk in the forest. What you will be rewarded with is an expanded knowledge of nature’s flora and fauna, and the occasional wildlife if you’re lucky! We know it because we walked this off the beaten path.
4. Enjoy a picnic and swim on a remote island in Langkawi
Imagine spending time alone with the one you love on a remote island, just the two of you. Turn that into reality with the Castaway Picnic at Casa del Mar Langkawi. Be picked up by a private boat and crew and cruise through views of dramatic limestone cliffs, a common sight of the many islands in Langkawi.
A tent with flowing nets and comfortable cushions will be set up for your luxurious picnic on the beach, making it an Instagram-worthy moment. Enjoy gourmet bites from your picnic basket accompanied by a minibar of your choice. Spend the day together swimming, sunbathing, relaxing, and just enjoying each other’s company. Definitely a moment from your holiday to be etched in your memory for keeps!
5. Take part in an interactive dinner with the chef at The Boathouse Phuket
When on a holiday, it’s a pleasure to indulge your taste buds with a good meal and even better in a private setting. Consider levelling up it up with the Captain’s Table at The Boathouse Phuket.
Beyond a private dining experience overlooking a beautiful view of Kata Beach, you can expect to be entertained by their chef as he prepares your dishes live, and explains them as they are served. Pair it with recommended wines from their wine cellar, carefully selected and suggested by their sommelier. Enjoy this truly interactive session, a memorable experience any foodie would love!