Since launching into the consumer market in August 2013, LuxuryEscapes.com has won the hearts of avid travellers by offering unique high-end accommodation packages that afford everyday Australians the opportunity to holiday like kings and queens at a fraction of the cost.
For us, the key to the trip was to give our guests the chance to experience the Luxury Escapes offering, whilst exploring the stunning surrounds of our accommodation, Pan Pacific Nirwana.
Set over 103 hectares of manicured gardens with stunning views of the magnificent Indian Ocean and Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple, Pan Pacific was the perfect setting for a Bali holiday with the luxury escapes twist!
So, how do you ensure that eight journalists, whose jobs are to travel the world, get the experience of a lifetime in just four days? Easy…ish.
Depart Australia to Bali
Arrival at Pan Pacific Nirwana
6.00pm: Welcome cocktail at Banah Lot Gastro Deli
7:00pm: Depart Pan Pacific Nirwana to Seminyak – meet in Pan Pacific Lobby
8:00pm: Luxury dinner and drinks at Merah Putih
9:30pm: Depart Seminyak to Pan Pacific Nirwana
7:00am – 9.00am: Breakfast at Mericha Restaurant, Pan Pacific Nirwana
10.00am – 11.00am: Introductory property tour of guest rooms, recreational areas, restaurants, bars and meeting/event facilities, kid’s area
11:40am: Transportation departs for Seminyak – meet in Lobby
Lunch shopping experience in Seminyak
12.40: Arrive in Seminyak at central shopping district
12.40pm – 2.15pm: Lunch at your own leisure
2.30pm: Shopping at your leisure
6:00pm: Sunset cocktails at Potato Head in Seminyak
7:00pm: Luxury dinner and drinks at Potato Head in Seminyak
9.00pm: Return to Pan Pacific Nirwana
6:00am: Sunrise yoga session overlooking the Indian Ocean
7.00am – 9.00am: Breakfast at Merica, Pan Pacific Nirwana
10:00am: Tour of Greg Norman 18-hole par golf course
11:00am: Traditional Balinese cooking class at Pan Pacific Nirwana
1:00pm: Lunch at Pool Grill, Pan Pacific Nirwana
2:30pm – 16:30pm: Signature Balinese Massage and facial
5:00pm: Guided sunset walks to Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple to experience a traditional Balinese ceremony at the top
6.30pm: Sunset drinks
7:30pm: Pacific cuisine dinner and wine pairing at dramatic hole 13 overlooking the Indian Ocean and Greg Norman golf course
7:00 – 9:30am: Breakfast at Merica, Pan Pacific Nirwana
9.45 – 11.00: Traditional rice planting experience
11:45am – 1:00pm: Free time
1:00pm: Lunch at Pan Pacific Pool Grill restaurant
4:00pm: Release baby green turtles into the ocean in support of the Bali turtle conservation program
6:00pm: Dinner at Pan Pacific Mericha restaurant
7.30pm: Transfer from Pan Pacific Nirwana to Bali Airport
10:30pm: Depart Bali to Australia
Over the four days we were able to spend invaluable time with key opinion leaders in the travel space while they were taken on a true Luxury Escapes experience, giving them a ‘hands on’ encounter with the brand – one they couldn’t have even imagined!
As a result of the trip, The Red Republic have secured editorial across the APN network, The Australian Financial Review, Marie Claire, International Traveller, Fairfax, News Limited and YOURS Magazine… watch this space!