Anantara Vacation Club, Asia’s leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, is delighted to offer Club Points Owners a variety of exciting activities and memorable experiences to ring in 2017 and the Chinese New Year. From festive parades to the crackling fireworks displays and lavish banquets held across its resort destinations, allow Anantara Vacation Club to provide the ultimate setting for your family’s holiday celebrations this year.
Anantara Vacation Club offers high-value holidays to Club Points Owners and their guests at a variety of sought-after destinations in some of Asia’s most exotic and exciting locales. Offering ideal positioning, spacious accommodations and the certainty of branded quality in eight destinations across Thailand, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, Anantara Vacation Club enables Club Points Owners to create indelible travel memories.
To celebrate the upcoming New Year holidays, a selection of special offers and festive events will be presented to Club Points Owners and their families. From holidaymakers who prefer to remain on-site to enjoy memorable experiences to those who enjoy exploring nearby attractions and celebrations, Anantara Vacation Club’s guests will have unrivaled opportunities to partake in the upcoming holiday festivities.
Kuta Beach is the ideal destination for celebrating Chinese New Year in Seminyak, Bali. Its local Chinese temple, Vihara Dharmayana, plays host to a dragon parade, Barongsai dancers, prayers and an outstanding fireworks display over the ocean. The resorts along its sandy stretch host themed dinners and buffets along with traditional performances and festive celebrations.
Anantara Vacation Club Seminyak Bali will offer a special dinner on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at Serai, the resort’s restaurant. A four-course fixed price meal with wine is offered on Christmas Eve at IDR 1,050,000 per person, plus tax and service charges, while a family-style New Year’s Eve dinner will be priced at IDR 550,000 per person, plus tax and service charges. Both will feature traditional Balinese culinary favorites as well as local seafood options. Chinese New Year will be marked with a three-course family-style dinner featuring traditional Chinese favorites such as Peking Duck, Dim Sum and Roast Pork. The Chinese New Year feast is offered at just IDR 350,000 per person, plus tax and service charges.
Phuket is the best place in Thailand to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Phuket’s Old Town is filled with vibrant and fun activities, such as colourful parades and fireworks displays. Visitors will delight in navigating its street vendors and charming shops while taking in the area’s Sino-Portuguese architecture. Thalang Road, one of Phuket’s main streets, will be closed to automobile traffic each evening so that pedestrians can stroll leisurely while enjoying the beautiful decorations, lights and activities on offer. On 27 January, the city will host a fireworks display.
Guests celebrating Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the Chinese New Year at Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket will enjoy sumptuous buffets at Chaam restaurant, live music, karaoke and beachfront fireworks displays. Children will be treated to special activities and entertainment at the Jakka Kids Club, including craft making, treasure hunts and lion dances. A New Year’s Eve dinner buffet is being offered at just THB 1,900 net for adults and THB 900 net for children.
In Yaowarat, Bangkok’s official Chinatown, Chinese New Year is a thrilling celebration characterized by dragon dancers, acrobats and fireworks being set off in the streets. The neighborhood is adorned with festive red decorations and paper lanterns, while restaurants and shops offer a variety of family-friendly promotions.
In Chiang Mai, Chinatown closes its main street to automobiles, allowing pedestrians to walk freely through the neighborhood and enjoy the bustling Warorot Market. The area comes alive with street vendors, shops, restaurants and tea houses offering special promotions to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Traditional decorations and red lanterns create a lovely overhead canopy while performers and dancers parade through the street.
Visitors from around the world enjoy the ideal warm weather on the sandy beaches of Koh Samui throughout the Chinese New Year. Extravagant themed dinners are held at resorts across the island, along with temple festivities, parties and fireworks. At Maenam Beach, home to Koh Samui’s main Chinese temple, visitors can enjoy authentic street food, traditional parades and lion dances.
Chinese New Year is one of Queenstown’s most popular holidays, with a record 40,000 visitors flying in for the celebration in 2015. The occasion is celebrated with traditional parades and lion dances in Queenstown, as well as special promotions on sky diving, jet boat riding, wine tasting and trekking adventures.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Southern China while enjoying Hainan Island’s tropical climate. The city is decorated with festive red scrolls and bright lanterns throughout the festivities, while streets are filled with revelers, firework displays and food vendors.
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About Anantara Vacation Club
Launched in 2010, Anantara Vacation Club is Asia’s premiere shared holiday ownership programme. Offering a portfolio of eight luxurious Club Resorts across Thailand, Indonesia, China and New Zealand, it provides Club Points Owners and their guests with the opportunity to explore top holiday destinations. Club Points Owners’ travel opportunities are further enhanced through the use of the flexible Club Escapes and Global Traveller programmes, which provide access to hundreds of partner resorts and hotels internationally.
Anantara Vacation Club was established by Minor International PCL and is part of Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor with a current portfolio of 155 properties under the Anantara, AVANI, Elewana, Four Seasons, Marriott, Oaks, PER AQUUM, Tivoli and St-Regis brands. Today, Minor Hotels operates in 23 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe and South America.