If you find yourself endlessly surfing the internet for a great holiday to no avail, look no further. Lightfoot Travel’s holiday consultants can give you the low down on fab deals and getaway inspirations. Here are just two of them …

NAPASAI, Koh Samui 

Nestled amongst cashew, palm and coconut trees, the Napasai by Orient-Express resort is an exquisite piece of Thai heaven situated on the secluded north coast of Koh Samui; it’s perfect for a quiet and romantic beach getaway.

The extravagant range of villas, villa suites and pool residences are a sophisticated combination of traditional Thai art and craft and tropical teak furnishing. Enjoy stunning views of the turquoise-blue waters, and the nearby islands from the Seaview and Beachfront Villas or Oceanfront pool residences. 

Alternatively, retreat into the lush tropical gardens and bask in the warmth of the tropical sun with a book in one hand and a refreshing drink in the other, when you stay at the Seaview Hill Villas or Garden Villa Suites.

Napasai has recently added a crystal clear lagoon and nature reserve to the grounds where dead coral and underwater rocks have been carefully removed to craft a haven for vibrant fish and a diversity of corals, producing a wildlife paradise for snorkellers. It’s ideal for children and those snorkelling for the first time, as the lagoon has very calm clear waters.

Napasai is offering a complimentary snorkelling trip guided by a member of Napasai’s dedicated marine team. An expert in local ecology, your guide will be able to point out the abundant wildlife, including clownfish, balloonfish, stingrays, small grouper and sea anemone. For those feeling adventurous, your guide can also take you to explore a nearby cave. 

Deal: Stay for three nights; pay for two nights from September 1 to December 22, 2011. For more information, go to: www.lightfoottravel.com/hotel/napasai


One of the few Mediterranean-style properties in Southeast Asia, stepping into the Karma Kandara resort in Bali makes you feel like you’re half a world away in Greece. 

With villas spread throughout the rocky cliffs near the famous Uluwatu temple, white washed stone walls and pathways surround each villa. Brightly coloured doorways invite you into your private villa which comes with a private infinity pool and garden courtyard. 

The Karma Kids Club will keep your children entertained while you lounge on the beach, sipping a Karma Colada under an elegant private pavilion or at the ultra cool Nammos Beach Club.

Indulge in Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Bali at signature restaurant di Mare, ending the night at the Temple Bar or Veritas Wine Bar under the breathtakingly starry skies. Our not-so-secret absolute Lightfoot Love is the fantastic view from the restaurant and the spa treatment rooms! 

Deal: Stay for three nights; pay for two from now until December 26, 2011. This fantastic offer extends over Christmas. For more information, go to: www.lightfoottravel.com/hotel/karma-kandara

Information provided by Lightfoot Travel, a luxury tour operator that offers travel advice, tailor-made itineraries and full booking services. For more information call 6438 4091, +852 8125 4093, or email info@lightfoottravel.com