Popular Weekend Getaways – National Day 2015

August is a great month for getaways – with the long weekends and with 7, 9 and 10 August a public holiday, you might be getting away with almost (or even!) a week-long holiday, depending on how you plan your time out.

To help you make that decision on where to go this August, here are 3 National Day getaway plans that’ll make you want to book that holiday now!

Bangkok & Hua Hin

The eclectic world of Thailand will always be one of the top destinations on our list. It’s the whole Thailand charm – hospitable people, vibrant streets and amazing food – that has always won us over. The famed Thai hospitality is extended to you once more this National Day with Bangkok and Hua Hin – two fantastic holiday spots we love!


Travel by Singapore Airlines to Bangkok’s airport and enjoy some time at Samut Songkhram province – from the Wat Bang Kung temple to the MaeKlong Railway Market, you’ll be attracted by the rustic charm and cultural beauty of the local life and religious architecture. Stay at the Long Beach Cha-Am – this beautiful hotel overlooks the Gulf of Thailand between Hua Hin and Phetchaburi so remember to get your cameras ready for postcard shots!


@Image courtesy of Tourism Huahin

When in Hua Hin, visit the Santorini Park – with shopping malls and an amusement park, everyone will have something to cheer about! The Hua Hin Railway Station and Night Market are must-see spots. Enjoy a walk along the Hua Hin beach or try out life on the Swiss Sheep Farm before dinner and back to bed in your cozy hotel (suites are also available).

Santorini Park

@Image courtesy of Santorini Park Chaam

You get a free day to do anything you want with this package, so if you prefer to catch up on your shopping or you’re yearning for that one more massage but would like to have everything taken care of for you on the rest of the trip, this is just the tour package for you!




If you’re looking for a stress-free, relaxed vacation idea for the long break, Bali is just the place to go! We have various Bali packages guaranteed to loosen you up from all that build-up stress!

Travel up the Kintamani Highland & Volcano for a one-of-a-kind exploration that’ll be etched in your memory for a long time. You will love the temple tours – the Tanah Lot and the Uluwatu tours offers you a great contrast that accentuates the various influences centuries ago that mould Bali into the society it is today.



With these National Getaway packages, you get a Spa & Beauty treatment complimentary, along with a mouth-watering crispy duck dinner, Hard Rock Café and WOW Bali culinary voucher – greater savings from us to you to sweeten your holiday deal and put you in the travel mood!



Australia is another attractive destination for the long weekend. If you’ve not had enough annual leave to cover you for the duration you’d like, now is the time!  Our 3 nights getaway tour package is the perfect holiday Down Under!

There’s so much to do in Perth and Western Australia, and we’ve dedicated a whole article to give you an idea on what you can do. Busselton Jetty, with its Underwater Observatory, is a great place to admire the amazing life under the sea.  Margaret River is known for its vast wine-and-dine offerings. Gourmet food and vineyards in and around this amazing holiday destination will have you yearning for more.


You’ll have time to enjoy yourself in Perth exploring Fremantle with the tour package. The port city offers beautiful harbour and colourful sidewalks filled with art collections and music. Don’t forget to enjoy the iconic city skyline from Kings Park, one of the largest inner city parks in the world at the edge of Perth’s central business district. The lush and serene park also offers guided tours if you’d like to see as much of this famous spot as you can.

Mother’s Day Perks

Booking early not only guarantees you the perfect holiday you’ve been hankering for for months, but you’re also rewarded when you book with us this month!


The first 70 mothers to book any of our National Day Getaway package will also be rewarded with exclusive bird’s nest gift worth $57! Make your bookings by 30 May 2015 and every female traveler above 18 years old in your group are entitled to the special gift which you can redeem from 11 May onwards! While stocks last, of course!

So don’t wait any longer – plan ahead and get yourself the best travel deals with us today!

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Jetabout Holidays is 75% owned by Qantas Airways and is the highly-regarded travel specialist for Australia and New Zealand tours. Call us at 6734 1818 or email us at e_retail@jetabout.com.sg for your holiday plans!

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