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INDAGARE’S GUIDE TO LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY AVAILABILITY 2007
All of the openings listed are time-sensitive (many are recent cancellations) and will fill quickly. Act fast to reserve.
• Soneva Fushi & Gili: Two of the most stunning resorts in the Maldives, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, still have very limited availability. At Soneva Fushi, two villas are open from December 20-30. At Soneva Gili, two residences are open from December 20-28. www.sixsenses.com.
• There’s availability at four of the acclaimed Evason resorts, including the one in Phuket (www.sixsenses.com), Hua Hin (www.sixsenses.com) and Samui (www.sixsenses.com). The boutique Evason Hideaway at Hua Hin (www.sixsenses.com) has has suites and villas left for the period between Dec 24-30.
• Rayavadee, located on a peninsula on the southern Krabi province, has 98 two-story pavilions spread across 26 acres. December is high-season in Thailand and the weather is dry and sunny. www.rayavadee.com.
• Evason Ana Mandara Villas: This unique 57-room resort, located in the rural highlands of Dalat, comprises seventeen fully restored French colonial villas. www.sixsenses.com.
Note: This is not the high season (that would be between May and October) so it will be slightly more humid and intermittently rainy. That said, some of the properties have good deals during this period.
• The Royal Estate, which is the largest villa at St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora, had a cancellation and is currently available over Christmas/New Years holiday. The largest villa in French Polynesia, this three-bedroom sits on its own private island within the resort and comes with a dining room, chefs kitchen, private pool beach, gym. 877-787-3447; www.starwoodhotels.com
• Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, a Relais & Chateaux property with 48 over-water suites and 12 beach villas, has some availability from Dec 24-30. www.letahaa.com.
• Bora Bora Cruises: Availability on their Dec 24th departure (trips are 6 nights). www.boraboracruises.com.
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