Category: Indonesia

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a [...]

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

7 things every luxury traveler to Bali should know

Bali; the ultimate tropical island paradise, featuring everything from pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand beaches, to lush terraced rice fields. Small and intimate, yet vibrant and lively, Bali is an island rife with variety that knows how to pack a punch. This eclectic island serves up sensational dining, celebrated shopping, stunning temples and [...]

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Interview with Magali Déchelette, Founder and CEO of Family Twist

Magali started her career as a management consultant, which gave her the opportunity to work abroad, especially in London and China. In both countries, she became aware through talking to various people about how difficult it is for families to travel to Paris, her home city. This gave her the idea to found Family Twist, [...]

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Top 5 villas in Southeast Asia

Whether standalone or privately owned as part of a larger development or a resort, multiple-bedroom villas are all the rage for summer holiday bookings and ideal for family, a group of friends, or to host special occasions. For those who have a kid or two, simple hotel rooms or suites just do not bring the [...]

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

Joglos in the jungle: Indonesia’s best kept secret

I sit, poolside, high above the stupas and spiraling towers of Borobudur, set back on the dense, lush hillside, of this Javanese valley. Framed by volcanoes, distant mist, and undulating paddy fields: calm and spiritual silence descends. We’ve arrived, via Jakarta, to a place rich in history, drop-dead smoldering beauty and untold promise. And this is [...]

Top 5 places to spend Summer in South East Asia

Top 5 places to spend Summer in South East Asia

South East Asia is a continent well known for a variety of reasons. Vietnam and Cambodia are the famous beach capitals and Indonesia is one of the best diving locations outside of Australia or California. The weather is fine for most of the year, which shouldn’t keep you away from these five places you should [...]

5 unusual romantic breaks

5 unusual romantic breaks

When you think of romantic places, the common ones like Paris, Venice and the Seychelles always come up.  If you are planning something for Valentine’s Day, or are in need of a romantic getaway with your partner, how about a break that is much more romantic then the popular choices?  Here are 5 romantic getaways [...]

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Asia’s most romantic resorts

Nothing quite says romance like a secluded spot on an exotic island, fringed by powdery white beaches and deep aqua blue waters, or a lush green jungle brimming with biodiversity, complemented by a world class spa that engages the best of nature. The world’s largest continent, Asia, naturally contains all of the above, sometimes even [...]

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort

The new Grand Aston Bali Beach Resort, which re-branded in September after some major renovations, has been designed wholly with guests’ comfort in mind, where service reigns supreme and Balinese-style architecture of its 187 elegant rooms and suites harmonize with nature. Inspired by a fusion of contemporary flair with authentic Balinese architecture, the refurbishment of [...]

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Asia is home to an astounding array of wildlife including many species that are in danger of extinction. Seeing these creatures can not only be difficult, but can also often contribute to their demise. In many places there are schemes in place which enable visitors to not only view but also learn about the animals [...]

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Interview with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of The Ultimate Travel Company

Nick Van Gruisen’s travel career started as a professional guide running camps and leading safaris in Botswana and South Africa. He then joined Lindblad Safaris, pioneers at the time of private plane safaris through Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. In the 1980s he set up the UK office of the Tiger Mountain Group on the main [...]

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

Top 5 things to do in Borneo

According to ancient manuscripts, the western coastal cities of Borneo had become trading ports by the first millennium. From gold, tortoise shells, rhinoceros horn and edible bird’s nest were some of the valuable items found in Borneo. Home to one of the oldest rainforest in the world and about 15,000 species of flowering plants, including [...]

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

5 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Southeast Asia

Travelling to Southeast Asia offers the perfect opportunity to sample some of the best boutique hotels on offer in the region, with everything from spa retreats, luxury beach resorts and eco-friendly private havens offering the perfect escape from the busy streets, hectic traffic and chaotic cities. These resorts, built with relaxation, luxury and pure, unadulterated [...]

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

The 3 most romantic hotels in Bali

Bali is a magical island in Asia. It has the most beautiful people, amazing food, stunning views and luxury hotels – everything one might need for an amazing beachside holiday. First thing to think about is where in Bali you’d like to stay. The most popular area is Seminyak, a very busy central area with a [...]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and [...]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect [...]

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