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You’re reading the very first edition of Exquisite Asia, published by Kept Secrets, a travel agency specialized in upscale tourism throughout Asia. Founded in 2013 in Bangkok; Kept Secrets is acknowledged for the quality in which it creates and organizes exclusive and unforgettable experiences for discerning travelers.

This edition of Exquisite Asia is devoted to Indonesia. Check out all the special offers and amazing experiences we have in store for our wanderers. With our quarterly newsletter, we’ll keep you well informed about our latest offers and most incredible experiences. Please visit our new site at for other special deals and destinations.

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Nihiwatu is an intimate island retreat where ancient tribal culture uniquely forms the backdrop to an experience of unregulated freedom, understated luxury and unforgettable memories.

We can tailor your stay and itinerary, orchestrating everything from world-class surfing and fishing, to visiting ancient Stone Age sites and traditional villages; for a horse polo ride or going for a picnic under the breathtaking waterfalls or relaxing under the palm trees at NihiOka Spa.

Nihiwatu Promotions
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Exclusive offer from Kept Secrets Travel
Early Bird Inclusions

90 days NihiOka Experience for 2 at the value of U$ 450
60 days 90 min Nihiwatu ignature massage for two guests at the value of U$ 220

Room rate inclusions:
  • All meals- breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning/afternoon snacks and all non-alcoholic drinks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini Bar ( 1 full re-stock per day, including beers and spirits)
  • 6 piece of laundry per person per day ( NB dry cleaning is not available at the resort)
  • Scheduled excursions & activities on land: trips to local villages in Rua, Lamboya and Sumba Foundation Projects; treks to nearbyWeihola, Rice Island and mountain biking
  • Activities by sea: stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling around Nihiwatu beach
  • Scheduled group yoga & meditation clase at the Yoka Pavillion
The story of Nihiwatu is a rare and fascinating tale that began when Sumba’s ancestors, the ‘Marapu,’ landed on its secluded beach centuries ago. Beliefs about their powers vary, but the Marapu spirit has remained a benevolent force on the island, protecting the way of life and attracting custodians whom honor and carry forth the heritage and stories of the Sumbanese people, past and present.

The same beach attracted Claude and Petra Graves in 1988, in search of the perfect wave. From this adventure emerged a vision to create a resort that would preserve and share the breathtaking beauty of Sumba with those who would truly appreciate it. Nihiwatu beach, meaning “mortar stone,” was named by early settlers for its isolated rock formation along the tide. The Graves aptly called the resort Nihiwatu for its surrounding legacy.

By 2012, stories of the unregulated freedom and beauty of Nihiwatu reached renowned brand-building American entrepreneur Christopher Burch, who was told Claude was looking for help to expand the resort. Burch called on a friend from New York’s The Carlyle Hotel—South African-born hotelier James McBride, who was President of YTL Hotels in Singapore at the time—to visit Sumba

Later that year, Burch’s trip with his three sons proved to be a milestone, as he acquired Nihiwatu in partnership with McBride. The acquisition enabled substantial investment with the single priority to evolve Nihiwatu into one of the best resorts in the world, an example of a sustainable operation in harmony with the environment and the Sumbanese people. Nihiwatu was selected as a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and Virtuoso in 2015 and awarded Asia Spa Destination Hotel/Resort of the year in 2015.
Why not a combined stay in Bali with Four Seasons Hotels ?
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Four Seasons Resort Sayan
Submit to Bali’s purest embrace at Four Seasons Resort Sayan: a 60-room sanctuary cocooned in the enchanting Ayung valley. Restore the subtle inner energies with yoga and meditation in the lotus petal Dharma Bale. Savour the simplicity of rice planting with local farmers. Or embrace the ubiquitous energy of soulful Ubud.
Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay
Immerse in authentic Balinese culture at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay: a 156-villa beach retreat comprising seven ‘living’ villages adorned with temples, shrines and water gardens.Soak up the sanctuary of a fully-renovated Premier Ocean Villa. Hone expert skills at the Cooking Academy, embrace the beach lifestyle of chic Sundara, or venture out for Seminyak’s nightlife.
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Four Seasons Promotions
Exclusive Deal:
Season 1

01 Apr - 14 Jul 2016
01 Sep - 23 Dec 2016
Minimum stay of 3 nights
STAY 3 PAY 2 at each resort
Season 2

15 Jul - 31 Aug 2016
Minimum stay of 4 nights
STAY 4 PAY 3 at each resort
  • Welcome drinks and cold towel upon arrival
  • Daily breakfast for 2 persons at each resort
  • Daily fresh fruits in the room and bottled drinking water at each
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Aman Cultural Activities in central Java
Amanjiwo Resort; Temple of Borubudur ; Island of Java
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Amanjiwo, which overlooks Borobudur – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is within reach of Yogyakarta (JOG) and Solo (SOC) airports and a great hub to discover old centuries dutch coffee plantations; heritage cities and impressive Vulcanos

Amanjiwo, enveloped by the rainforest of central Java, is set within a natural amphitheatre – where the Menoreh Hills rise up nearby and the farmlands of the Kedu Plain spread below steep volcanoes on the horizon
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Special offer based on 3 nights in a Garden Suite from US$ 1,850

Welcome drinks and cold towel upon arrival
Daily breakfast for 2 persons per room
Return airport transfer to/from Amanjiwo
3 (three) night stay in room category of choice
3 (three) specially created Amanjiwo's activities pp & per stay

(inclusion : 3 activities per person per stay)::
  • Borobudur Intellectual Tour with guide after 6am
  • Temple tour of Kedu valley
  • Hike the rugged limestone Menoreh Hills
  • A silent meditation at Mendut Temple
  • Morning market tour of Borobudur and Muntilan
  • Fortune-telling session
  • A ride in an andong (horse cart)
  • Sunset Martini’s on the edge of the rice fields
  • Dining at Nak Jadi’s
  • Javanese evening meal/makan malam
  • Temples of Prambanan valley
  • Village cycling tour

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Plantaran Ambasi

Sailing 3 nights between Flores & Komodo Islands on our Plantaran Ambassi boat for best diving and snorkeling experiences and visit of pre historian Komodo dragons with professional guides

Plantaran Ambasi has three luxurious double cabins and one twin cabin for an incredible live aboard and unforgettable sailing experience

Maximum number of guests: 8
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Exclusive Deal :
5 % discount from rates 2016

BOOKING PERIOD : Immediately until May 31st 2016
STAY PERIOD : Immediately until December 31st 2016
Departures from Labuan Baja airport in Flores Sailing itineraries and daily programs are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions, availability of safe anchorage, government regulations and other factors. Program changes may take place during the cruise to take advantage of local cultural events, to adapt to sailing conditions, or in response to other factors.
  • Welcome drinks and cold towel upon arrival
  • Return airport transfer in Labuan Bajo
  • Overnight in share cabins
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Shore excursions
  • Snorkling gear
  • Complimentary daily refreshments, coffee and/or tea
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water
  • Tour guide or 1x Dive master (especially for Diving

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Special offer for Kept Secrets travelers; stay min of 2 nights and get a 60 min Balinese massage for 2 persons and late check out; subject to availability.

The supremely romantic Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches.

Talcum-soft sands set the scene for a tropical retreat. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, and the scent of grilling fish entices you to dinner.
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Belmond Jimbaran Puri is one of the finest Bali hotels for those seeking a serene beach escape. Enjoy a massage by the sea, then let the calm, azure waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers.

Be enchanted by this green oasis, where the sandy shore meets the shimmering ocean.

Our infinity-edged pool is an emerald oasis in the heart of the resort. Terraced into the landscape with blue-green natural stone tiles, fresh water cascades from fountains. Palm trees rustle overhead and fragrant flowers fringe the edges.
Indonesia Activities

High Tea at Semana Village

Kept Secrets Travel brings you an idyllic afternoon for tea lovers. In the rural outskirts of Ubud, enjoy a picnic experience in a beautifully set up tented house as the sun is slowly setting on the horizons behind the valley owned by a well influenced jet setter Dutch lady who will be your host.

The experience starts with pick up at your resort at approx 13.00 hrs. Depart with our butler to Semana village where the tented house is set up for the high tea picnic.

As you arrive in Semana village, take a short scenic trek to the picnic spot on the Ayung river bank where you will be welcomed with a foot bath experience before enjoy-ing a 60 minutes session of Balinese massage. Next, lay back and relax in the set up tent and enjoy your picnic experience with lavish choices of tea, fruit juices, mineral water, chilled white wine and canapé. As the sun goes down, appreciate the beauty of a small traditional dance performance by local kids from the nearby village. Transfer back to your resort afterwards.

Semana Tea
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Elephant & Kintamani Mountains Sky Tour
A fun day to meet the friendly mammals at Elephant Park followed with an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the famous Bali's landmarks from the air ended with lunch at one of the best restaurants in Ubud

Pick up from the hotel at 08:00 AM then transfer to the Elephant Park in Taro using a full air-conditioned vehicle. Upon your arrival, a warm welcome awaits then proceed to meet the Sumatran elephants. You will have the chance to hand feed and take pictures with them as well as learn about the park history. Next, your 30 minutes of elephant safari ride begins. The trek takes you through the well protected jungle atop the friendly mammals and you can get to know them better through their mahout followed by Elephant Talent show. Proceed to the private helipad at the elephant park where your full air-conditioned helicopter awaits for your 55minutes sky tour.
Fly north east over the surrounding villages of Taro, deep river valleys and beautiful picturesque rice fields. The rim of the Kintamani caldera looms ahead in the distance until we are over the top to view the breathtaking volcanic crater lake of Mount Batur, the remains of a huge explosion that occurred thousands of years ago. Lake Batur, Bali's largest lake, is situated within this crater, next to a younger active volcano.

The small volcano is constantly recreating itself in periodic eruptions of ash and rock. We circle the smaller young active crater situated within. After plenty of photo opportunities we then head to Ubud and land at the private helipad of The Viceroy where you will enjoy a special Indonesian rijsttafel lunch at the CasCades . After lunch, transfer back to your hotel.
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Inclusions :
  • Private transfer on a chaffeured vehicle
  • English-speaking butler service
  • Entrance to Elephant Park
  • 30 minutes elephant safari accompanied by a mahout
  • Refreshments prior to sky tour
  • 55 minutes private sky tour on a full air-conditioned helicopter
  • Tour commentary by experienced and professional pilot
  • Unlimited in-flight documentation
  • 9 different Indonesian dish for lunch followed with coffee/tea