7 Indulgent Experiences to Treat Your Loved Ones With This New Year

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December 26, 2016 | BY Jessie Ho

Start 2017 off with something new and amazing — a pampering experience for yourself and your loved ones

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Another year is around the corner, and a memorable treat is the best way to start 2017 with a  bang. The dawn of the new year should be a time of promise, optimism and adventurous spirit, so don’t get mired in post-holiday blues — treat yourself and the ones you love with an unforgettable experience.

Be it a good pampering session, an interesting lesson or something completely out of your comfort zone, these experiential gifts will offer a  jolt of positivity to welcome the New Year.

A Whole New Hong Kong on Viator's Helicopter Tour Viator Heli 2.jpg

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View Hong Kong in a completely new perspective via a private helicopter tour booked through Viator. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and Victoria Harbour, including stellar aerial views of some of Hong Kong's most beloved landmarks. Taking off from Kowloon side and soaring above the Harbour before making its way from Hong Kong island to Tsing Ma Bridge, this ride will no doubt offer a myriad of incredible Instagram shots. If it's an adrenaline rush you're after, this exhilarating ride will certainly do the trick.

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The Grand Hyatt’s Winter Spa Retreat is here to assuage your winter skin needs. Say goodbye to dry and chapped skin and allow your well-being to be restored at the Plateau Spa. Emerge anew from the Raw Sugar Scrub — where every inch of dry skin is buffed away — and enjoy Plateau’s unique signature massage featuring hot stone therapy and long flowing strokes to induce a deep state of relaxation. You can also opt to focus on your face with the Brightening Facial, which will keep your complexion soft and glowing. 

More information and bookings here. 

The Whole Scottish Whisky Experience

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When a simple whisky tasting will not suffice, take your love for Scotch above and beyond with this exclusive tour to Speyside, Scotland, the origin of modern whisky itself. Though the tour takes place later in the year, you’ll have a whisky experience like no other to look forward to in March. Organised by Malt Masters Hong Kong, this tour is all-inclusive and takes care of your flight, accommodation and of course, whiskey tastings. Over the course of the tour, you’ll gain a unique and in-depth understanding of whisky and discover the beautiful Scottish countryside. Get ready to have a whole new appreciation of the drink. 

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Scuba Dive Right In 
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Ever wondered it’s like to breathe underwater? Not just reserved for tropical holiday destinations, get a taste of scuba diving adventure right here in Hong Kong, and learn a new skill while you’re at it with Diving Adventure. You can have the option of taking a discovery course to experience the feeling of being underwater, or taking the plunge — literally — with a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification course.

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Feel Right, Look Amazing 

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While the adage "new year, new you" may be a bit tired now in regards to fitness-related resolutions, it's never too late for positive change. Get on the fast track to your fitness goals with W Hotel Bliss Spa's Cleansing and Shaping Package, and start off the new year right with the Fuel Body Makeover. Featuring twelve personal training sessions, appointments for body sculpture infusion therapy and thigh 4D RF slimming therapy, as well as organic cleansing drinks, this makeover will leave you feeling toned and radiant from inside out. 

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Embark on an Escapade
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Go big or home — hire a yacht for a day to woo your loved one or to hold a spectacular bash for you and all of your closest friends. Riviera Orientale has a fleet of fabulous yachts at your disposal, along with a host of options for you to play with, from catering to entertainment. The company specialises in creating bespoke cruise rides to make your every wish come true, so whether you’re looking for a weekend away, an unparalleled venue or a fun day out, this experience will tick off all the boxes.

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Have the Pampering Come to You Via HelloTobyThinkstockPhotos-524550128.jpg

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The latest one-stop online marketplace for services, Hellotoby seeks to make your busy lives a bit easier by connecting you to skilled professionals and bringing the service straight to your doorstep. Be it a manicure or massage you're craving, enjoy these pampering treats from the comfort of your own home by having the Pro come to you. The list of services range from pedicures to waxing, from eyelash extensions to tanning. Numerous other Pros are available for home improvements, events, business and even lessons, so it's safe to say that Hellotoby has got you covered. 

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