For travelers looking for unique opportunities to immerse themselves in nature, YTL Hotels is offering incredible outdoor adventures across Southeast Asia. Here are four properties for guests looking for exhilarating activities to forge a connection with their surroundings this Summer:
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
Nestled within the serene Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, a meticulously crafted Swim Reef awaits discerning travelers seeking an immersive marine encounter. This magnificent sanctuary houses a collection of over 50 exceptional fish species, rescued by local fishermen. Guests can enjoy extraordinary snorkeling adventures, fish-feeding rituals, and enchanting encounters with majestic cat sharks, delicate sea cucumbers, and the renowned “cleaner wrasse.” This captivating aquatic oasis intertwines tranquility with unforgettable marvels of the sea.
Gaya Island Resort
The esteemed Gaya Island Resort presents an ideal haven for explorers. Set within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, an area encompassed by the illustrious Coral Triangle—recognized as the global epicenter of marine biodiversity—this resort offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into the underwater wonders. With an assortment of over 25 dive sites and five islands, it ensures year-round prospects for exploration. Boasting an astounding diversity, comprising more than 75% of the scientifically documented species, and adjacent to the shoreline lie magnificent coral gardens, a mere 65 feet away, giving travelers plenty to explore. The resort’s esteemed Padi Snorkeling and Dive Programs cater to individuals aged 10 and above, offering tailored courses for both novices and experienced divers.
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Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
Travelers looking for adventure are invited to experience the captivating Les Waterfall Hike at Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali, a harmonious blend of cultural immersion and natural splendor. Just a 45-minute bicycle ride from the resort, guests can embark on a picturesque journey through Balinese villages, indulging in local culture, vibrant markets, and tantalizing delicacies. En route, travelers encounter a sacred shrine honoring Dewi Sri, the revered goddess of fertility and growth. Upon reaching the waterfall’s base, a serene picnic setting awaits, inviting travelers to relish the beauty of nature. This unforgettable experience seamlessly intertwines cultural exploration and the wonders of the natural world, leaving travelers with cherished memories of Bali’s hidden treasures.
Pangkor Laut Resort
From August 25 to 27, 2023, travelers can opt for The Chapman’s Challenge, a remarkable train run offering an unforgettable experience in the breathtaking backdrop of Pangkor Laut Resort’s private island. The prestigious event combines a 3.8km road run, a 2.4km rainforest trek, and a 1km swim in Emerald Bay, ending at the iconic Chapman’s Bar. Here, participants gather for cocktails, a delicious barbeque dinner, and the prize-giving ceremony, including a luxurious stay at YTL Hotels properties to the top three races. Paying homage to the legendary Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman, who evaded the Japanese army for over three years, The Chapman’s Challenge embodies the triumph of the human spirit.