VIP SKI LAUNCHES IN VERBIER
The luxury ski holiday operators have added two chalets in Verbier for the 2011/12 season. Up for grabs are the super-stylish Chalet Tortin and Chalet Mont Fort, both of which sleep six and are situated in a prime position at the heart of the village, three minutes’ walk from the main Medran lift, close enough to the buzz of village life but perfectly secluded from the action. Expect breath-taking views or cosy up beside an open fire in the stylish yet cosy open-plan living areas. VIP SKI (0844 557 3119; www.vip-chalets.com) offers 7 nights at Chalet Tortin and Chalet Mont Fort from £989 per person based on 6 sharing, including return flights from Gatwick, transfers and catered chalets.

ULTIMATE MALAY RETREAT
The Estates on Pangkor Laut, Malaysia, get you as close to (temporary) paradise as money can arrange. The new seven-night Estate Experience includes transfers on the newly acquired AgustaWestland 139 twin-engine helicopter to take guests directly to the island (and “their residence”), where they will be pampered with a host of activities and treats throughout the week. It’s really a slice of heaven, as the price implies. Seven-night luxury package for up to six guests is offered at the special inclusive price of £21,377 per Estate, which covers all food and beverage, private bar, and use of all the facilities at Pangkor Laut Resort, including the helicopter transfers.