Staff picks: Top 6 Mother's Day getaways
After decades of chauffeuring you off to ballet lessons or footy practice, hosting your birthday parties or nursing you back to health, we think a little spoiling is in order for Mum this Mother’s Day.
We have pulled together a list of our favourite Mum-friendly escapes. From beach breaks to pampering packages, if you’re looking to give Mum the ultimate thank you gift this Sunday then these incredible travel experiences should give you plenty of inspiration!
1. FOR THE FOODIE MUM: SAIGON & THIET BEACH BREAK
7 Days from $1,099*pp
Experience the timeless beauty and traditional charms of Saigon filled with opportunities for you to discover the unseen side of the city, including a cooking class at a local’s house, a ride through hidden side-streets on a Vespa scooter and a visit to Phan Thiet a small coastal town with a thriving fishing industry renowned for its long stretches of sandy beaches.
2. FOR THE ECO MUM: SONORA RESORT, CANADA
4 Days from $1,520*pp
This luxury wilderness resort is located at the northern end of Desolations Sound, surrounded by breathtaking scenery in one of Canada's most pristine environments. Located 1 hour 15 minutes by boat from Campbell River, Sonora Resort is one of the ultimate fishing resorts in Canada. Perfect for outdoor pursuits, the location lends itself to wildlife viewing with other eco tours on offer.
3. FOR THE BEACHY MUM: VIVANTA BY TAJ CORAL REEF, MALDIVES
8 Days from $1,597*pp
Unrivalled ocean views and personalised service are all part of the Vivanta experience. This world-class resort is also something of a diver’s paradise, featuring its very own house reef and shipwreck to explore.
4. FOR THE CORPORATE MUM: SEABREEZE RESORT, SAMOA
6 Days from $1,799*pp
Escape the daily grind and discover this intimate and exclusive Samoan resort, where time has no place within the peace and serenity of this stunning location. Designed and built by craftsmen then furnished & decorated by the best in Interior design specialists, each room has been carefully structured for your relaxation.
5. FOR THE ACTIVE MUM: THE SINGULAR EXPERIENCE PATAGONIA
4 Days from $2,120*pp
The Singular Experience provides you with access to authentic Chilean Patagonia. Previously the Bories Cold Storage Plant, built almost 100 years ago, The Singular is now a luxury hotel with a deep connection to the historical, cultural, natural and social environment of the region. Choose activities ranging from horse riding, sailing or trips to private reserves.
6. THE OUTDOORSY MUM: BUSH, FOREST & BEACH FLY-IN SAFARI
9 days from $4,340*pp
This wonderful circuit combines three exquisite wilderness areas, from the heart of the Kruger National Park famous for the Big Five to the pristine wetland environment of Kosi Bay and the unspoilt beaches and crystal waters of Mabibi Bay in the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. A complimentary bottle of wine and massage for two should help Mum unwind after a day of trekking!