Amano’i, Pho the Win Meaning “peace place” in Sanskrit, the newly opened Amano’i in Vietnam is for those who treasure tranquility, top-notch spas and white-sand beaches. But who likes that kind of stuff? Sandwiched between the sandy shores of Vinh Hy Bay and the granite cliffs of Nui Chua National Park on the eastern coast of Vietnam, this latest property from Aman Resorts is home to 31 guest pavilions, an infinity pool, romantic pavilion rooftops and lots of rustic timber. If you upgrade to an Aman Villa, the top tier room type, you’ll also enjoy a live-in housekeeper who will prepare food as you paddle around in your private pool. And when you’re not lapping up the luxury, ask about one of the outdoor excursions, such as Hobie cat outings, snorkeling expeditions or a hike through the forest, which is packed with 160 bird species and 60 types of mammals. Even the forest has bragging rights! From US$1,175 ($9,110). Vinh Hy Village, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam, (+84) 68-377-0777, www.amanresorts.com . Hay, it’s 2014! It’s not too early to start planning for Lunar New Year—frankly, it’s borderline too late—but for all you last-minute vacationers, we have something that should help: One&Only is kicking off the Year of the Horse with a stable of equine-themed events across three of its properties. Yep, that means whether you’re heading to Dubai, Mauritius or the Maldives—you can horse around with packages tailored to each destination. In Mauritius, for example, the deal includes a horse-trekking journey on a South African Boerperd pony, cocktails, a buffet lunch, a tour of the centuries-old Champ de Mars racetrack and a 60-minute spa treatment. Offers run from Jan 20-Feb 8 or 16, depending on the destination. Go ahead, gallop from one to the next. From US$509 ($3,946) per night. www.oneandonlyresorts.com . Weekend in Shanghai? Jia, Man Explore frosty Shanghai this winter with a little help from super-trendy Jia Shanghai , which is offering a cozy-sounding “Winter in Shanghai” package until Feb 28. The deal includes complimentary breakfast, tea for two in the lobby lounge and cocktail hour each evening. The boutique hotel is smack in the middle of the shopping district and just a quick jaunt to the Bund—should you care to venture beyond the comfy confines of your 45-square-meter Studio Plus Room. But why would you? These digs are decked out with a king-sized bed, giant bathtubs and an in-home theater… perfect for a night in. From RMB888 ($1,134). 931 West Nanjing Rd., Shanghai, (+86) 21-6217-9000, www.jiashanghai.com . #HKTravels Here are this week’s top Twitter and Facebook travel tips from our readers! Protip: June may seem like t-shirt weather in Nanjing, but it's actually light jacket weather when you’re drunk, locked out of your hostel and sleeping on the sidewalk. Dakota Smith via Facebook @RichardTheAZN Devil is in the detail: equipment and seat choice can make or break your trip. Comfort -> Less Stress -> Less Jetlag #hktravels Have a travel recommendation you’re itching to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @KateSpringer, #hktravels.