Need to get away from it all? You don’t actually have to get that far away from Singapore – look no further than Telunas Private Island, just 50km south of the Red Dot.
The ultimate digital detox, Telunas Private Island specifically caters to families and couples looking for a techfree, back-to-basics getaway. This approach is built around the brand’s motto: Simplify, clarify and connect.
“The other day a couple thanked me for not having digital distractions at Telunas, saying that this was the first time in three years they have had an actual conversation. If Telunas can help connect people in this way, that makes us happy,” explains AJ Hagwood, the brand’s marketing manager.
Start your day at Telunas Private Island with its breakfast menu, which has options like French toast and an egg station, followed by classic Indonesian dishes like nasi uduk (steamed coconut rice with a range of side dishes) for lunch.
Dinner is a three-course, a la carte affair with plenty of Asian and Western choices.
The island offers plenty of complimentary activities, too, like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and jetty jumping as well as daily, guided activities such as jungle waterfall hikes, cooking classes, local village tours and more.
Or drop the kids off at the Kids Club and enjoy a relaxing spa sesh at the new overwater spa on the island’s northern tip. Bonus: You’ll love the gorgeous sunset views!
Each overwater villa (from $295 a night) offers lots of privacy and convenience, and has a sitting room, king-sized bed, full bath, spacious private verandah as well as a lofted kid’s annex with two single beds.
For the same classic experience at budget-friendly prices, head to Telunas Beach Resort, the island’s sister resort (from $75 a night).
“No matter what your choice, we hope guests walk away with unforgettable experiences and a totally refreshed state-of-being,” says AJ.
From The Finder (Issue 288), July 2017
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