WHERE Velaa Private Island, Maldives
DEAL For the ultimate indulgence, Velaa Private Island is offering a Year of the Monkey package that allows guests to celebrate the festival in style. It all starts with welcome champagne on arrival, followed by the choice of either an hour-long golfing experience or spa session. For a festival touch, there is also a Chinese New Year Feast, which mixes Chinese fare with traditional lion dances on the beach!
PRICE US$320 per person on top of standard accommodation rates, or from $US1,900 (HK$14,725) per night for a Beach Pool Villa
VALIDITY For a minimum four-night stay that take place over February 9
WHERE: The Excelsior, Hong Kong
DEAL Available for a minimum two-night stay, guests that take advantage of the Chinese New Year Urban Escape package by The Excelsior, Hong Kong will receive complimentary welcome amenities upon arrival; a HK$388 (US$50) dining credit available for use at any of the hotel’s F&B outlets; as well as complimentary in-room internet and unlimited local calls.
PRICE Rates from HK$1,688 (US$217)
VALIDITY Until February 19
WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore
DEAL The famous five-star heritage hotel’s Lunar New Year package consists of a stay in one of its Courtyard Rooms, along with daily American buffet breakfast for two at Town Restaurant, S$38 (US$27) dining credit, a pair of Chinese porcelain teacups, and tickets for the one-hour “Celebrate Monuments!” tour, which showcases the unique architectural features of the hotel’s impressive Neoclassical building and the many stories of people who have once worked in this historic building.
PRICE From S$388 (US$272)
VALIDITY Until February 21
WHERE: Osaka with HK Express
DEAL Hong Kongers who fancy a last-minute escape to Osaka during the peak holiday season should nab this deal with HK Express on February 14. The attractive one-way fare of HK$788 (US$101) is valid for flights UO 1672, UO 1862 and UO 874, meaning you can have the extra flexibility of choosing your favourite departing time slot. It's restricted to a single day and there's limited space, so if you fancy it, get booking.
PRICE From HK$788 (one way)
VALIDITY For travel to Osaka on February 14
DEAL Ok, so this deal isn't technically CNY-related, but the timing coincides and it is a good opportunity to fly with Emirates on its flagship A380 service from Washington DC so it's included! The Gulf carrier is celebrating the February 1 launch of the aircraft by offering special companion fares from the US city to select destinations in Asia. The deal is valid for flights to Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. For full terms and conditions, see here.
PRICE From US$1,599 for two companion passengers
VALIDITY Book by February 9, for travel through to March 31