Category: Asia

Special feature: Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines

Special feature: Amanpulo, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan in the Philippines has recently rocketed to the top of many travellers’ wishlists after being consistently featured in several travel publications as “the best island in the world”. While it is only recently that this ecologically diverse region of Philippines has gained prominence, the world’s foremost luxury resort group Aman clearly recognised the beauty of Palawan […]

Top 10 islands in the world

Top 10 islands in the world

An island getaway is many people’s dream holiday. If you’re looking for somewhere special to relax this year, whether you seek stunning scenery, beautiful golden sandy beaches or fine food, then Tripadvisor’s recently published top 10 islands in the world might be just what you’re looking for to narrow down your options. Based on the […]

Recipe of the week: Raw coconut and lemongrass soup

Recipe of the week: Raw coconut and lemongrass soup

The fresh zest of lemongrass is a staple of Thai cuisine; creamy coconut another. This rawfood twist on a classic coconut lemongrass soup enhances flavour and preserves maximum nutrition. Easy to make with ingredients found at any grocer, it is served at room temperature and is an ideal first course conversation starter for a dinner […]

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether you’re seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. We’ve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australia’s Ningaloo Marine Park While […]

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The 6 best luxury dive hotels in the world

The concept of scuba diving for leisure has been around since that clever Frenchman Jacques Cousteau perfected the aqualung, but it’s only really of late that luxury diving holidays  – where the diving on offer is as outstanding as the accommodation – have come to the fore. Here are my favourite luxury diving hotels across […]

No more noodles: Chiang Mai's best alternatives to Thai cuisine

No more noodles: Chiang Mai’s best alternatives to Thai cuisine

For almost all visitors to Thailand, the delicious and varied food is one of the highlights of their holiday. For many, however, there comes a time when they simply need a change from Thai food. So, if you’ve eaten enough green curry to float a small ship, and the thought of another noodle makes you […]

3 Malaysian hotspots for vegans

3 Malaysian hotspots for vegans

Ah beautiful, tropical, culturally rich Malaysia; how we love what you have to offer those who want to explore in style. Malaysia has got it all; beautiful beaches, abundant nature, culture, history and a lot of delicious food. It also happens to be an excellent destination for vegan travellers (who are people that love to […]

A foodie's guide to Japan

A foodie’s guide to Japan

Tokyo, the world’s greatest food city; crowned King of Gourmet and Michelin star haven. A Michelin three star rating is considered the ultimate international recognition in the culinary world, with 13 Tokyo restaurants boasting this prestigious award. If you love your food but are yet to try Japan, let your taste buds be taken on […]

Elephant Hills Tented Camp

8 great places to travel responsibly

Responsible travel is about directly benefitting the communities you visit whenever possible through sustainable travel, environmental protection and social projects. Here are just a few responsible travel suggestions you can include as part of a trip to the destinations in question. 1. Elephant Hills Tented Camp, Thailand One of the highlights of many peoples’ visits […]

Photograph of the week: Cemagi Beach in Bali, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Cemagi Beach in Bali, Indonesia

This stunning birds-eye view of Cemagi Beach in south-west Bali shows the waves rolling in from the Indian Ocean and the Balinese Hindu temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus dramatically set on a rocky outcrop. Steps away from the sands, a handful of luxury villas have sea views on one side and a panorama of vivid […]

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

Top 4 new luxury hotel openings in 2016

A number of new luxury hotels are opening in 2016, from Japan to Italy to the Caribbean to Hawaii. Although there are many tempting options, my clients are particularly interested in the following, which I consider the top 4 luxury hotel openings of 2016: 1. Amanemu: now Open A new Aman Resort is cause for […]

7 of the best and most luxurious safari lodges in India and Sri Lanka

7 of the best and most luxurious safari lodges in India and Sri Lanka

Few people realise that the Indian subcontinent contains some of the world’s best wildlife destinations. From elephants to bears, leopards to tigers, and an array of exotic birds, a luxury safari to India or Sri Lanka is sure to excite even the most experienced of enthusiasts. Getting as close to nature as possible and staying […]

Chiang Mai's best luxury afternoon teas

Chiang Mai’s best luxury afternoon teas

Afternoon tea is a great way to experience some of Chiang Mai’s luxury hotels without actually staying there. Sit adjacent to rice paddies or dine by the river; four of Chiang Mai’s most beautiful hotels are waiting to enchant your tastebuds. The Four Seasons Scattered amidst 32 acres of rice fields, jungle, pools and lakes, […]

The world's best all-inclusive resorts

The world’s best all-inclusive resorts

If you are an enthusiast of luxury then you’ll know the only way to go is all-inclusive. Although it may cost a little extra, opting for an all-inclusive plan ensures that no stone is left unturned in your quest for the perfect holiday. From bounties of delicious cuisine to various exclusive perks, you will feel […]

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

5 leftfield luxury honeymoon destinations

If there’s one holiday that you really, really want to get right it’s the all-important honeymoon. That’s one of the main reasons newly-weds tend to play it safe and follow a well-worn path to a handful of classic romantic destinations such as the Maldives, Italy or Tanzania. Don’t get me wrong – these destinations are […]

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay in Singapore

Photograph of the week: Marina Bay in Singapore

Singapore boasts a number of ultra modern buildings with spectacular modern architecture. Often these are even more impressive when floodlit at night as other visual distractions fade away in the dark. The ‘Helix’ bridge in the foreground links Marina Bay to the Marina Centre. It is the worlds first curved bridge and enables visitors to […]

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