Category: Asia

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite of the week: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno

Suite name: Two bedroom suite, BASK Gili Meno Location: Gili Meno, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 59.8 sq m – 356.9 sq m Who’s stayed here: The resort will not be completed until June 2016 although David Hasselhoff is in the process of acquiring a 3-bed villa. What makes it special: BASK Gili Meno is the new standard for luxury island […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

Top 5 hidden hotels of Sri Lanka

Top 5 hidden hotels of Sri Lanka

If you’re planning a trip to Sri Lanka, the best way experience the island’s rich diversity is to circumnavigate the country on a round tour. Sri Lanka is famed for golden beaches, elephant-inhabited wildlife reserves and ancient temples, yet there is so much more to see if you step a little off the tourist trail: […]

Bringing your luxury travel memories back to life through artisan crafts

Bringing your luxury travel memories back to life through artisan crafts

Those of you who travel regularly and have an interest in different cultures around the world will, I’m sure, have one or two much-treasured items at home that serve as mementos from those trips. You might also have a story or two to tell in terms of the difficulties you went through in finding the […]

4 of the world's most wonderful spas with a view

4 of the world’s most wonderful spas with a view

Hitting the spa is a wonderful way to enhance your vacation and rid yourself of any lingering stress. All across the world are a host of spas which not only boast opulent treatments, but opulent surroundings too. From those immersed in forestry to others suspended over shimmering waters, the world is privy to some truly […]

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

5 luxury vegan experiences in Siem Reap

Siem Reap in Cambodia is home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor which include famous sights such as Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (the magical ruins overgrown by giant trees where Tomb Raider was filmed). It’s hot, dusty and busy; yet it’s an amazing travel destination that will leave […]

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India's Himalayas

Photograph of the week: The foothills of India’s Himalayas

The stunning scenery at the foothills of India’s Himalayas is a photographer’s dream, though the journey to get there, only possible by road, is long and gruelling. This shot looking over the apple orchards at Seetalvan, Himachal Pradesh, takes full advantage of the magnificent light and somehow made it all worth it. Thank you to […]

Secret escapes - 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

Secret escapes – 3 epic powder resorts in Japan not to be missed

A cucumber is almost all water. Take away the pesky four percent or so of its, er, cucumber-ness and you could brush your teeth with the liquid remains (if that’s your sort of thing). In essence, the world is surprisingly water-logged, and where you least expect it. So it used to baffle me, early in […]

Introducing Indonesia's new 5-star beach club and villa resort

Introducing Indonesia’s new 5-star beach club and villa resort

With the introduction of BASK Resort, a new luxe beach club and villa resort development debuting in early 2016, the unspoiled island of Gili Meno is soon to become the go-to destination to visit in Indonesia for in-the-know jetsetters. A welcome alternative to the now overdeveloped island of neighbouring Bali, Gili Meno’s natural beauty is […]

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

3 dream destinations for a luxury surf break in Asia

Imagine soft sand pressing under your feet, a sea that’s impossibly blue, and all the opulence you can dream of; imagine that with open waves crashing beneath your surfboard. Great surf and prolific luxury can co-exist. In fact, it does exist and here are 3 dream surfing destinations in Asia to prove it. Kuda Huraa, […]

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Recipe of the week: Shan khao-swe (Shan noodles soup with chicken)

Shan noodles are one of the famous foods in Burma. They are derived from Shan State which is in the eastern part of the country, and they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or as a snack between meals. Here is a recipe for Shan khao-swe which is a very popular dish, with […]

6 secrets of the Maldives

6 secrets of the Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing it can also be a place, where even the most avid adventurer would be at home. The Maldives is renowned for its luxurious resorts that offer intimate settings, but it’s also home to breath-taking dive sights, deserted islands, […]

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Photograph of the week: Hot air ballooning over Bagan

Bagan is one of the top 4 destinations of Myanmar which is an ancient city with over 10,000 Buddhist temples. During the 9th to 13th centuries, it was the capital of Pagan kingdom. Bagan is most beautiful to watch during the sunset and sunrise. The hot air balloons of Bagan provide the birds eye view […]

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

As a man who has travelled the world, I can only base my opinions of luxury destinations on my observations – which admittedly, is much different that a woman’s point of view. So I asked some well-travelled female friends: “What are some of the most female-friendly luxury destinations?” Great shopping and availability and variety of […]

9 amazing sights to see on a luxury tour of Indonesia

9 amazing sights to see on a luxury tour of Indonesia

It may be a backpacker’s paradise with its thousands and thousands of islands and laidback lifestyle, but if you’re in search of luxury in Indonesia, you needn’t look far. This sovereign state and archipelago is filled with amazing sights that will blow you away; volcanic backdrops and dramatic temple ruins, paradise beaches and world class […]

10 Javanese experiences not to be missed

10 Javanese experiences not to be missed

Quite simply, Java is the heart of Indonesia; go here to soak up the culture and the natural beauty; mingle with the locals, absorb sights, smells and sounds you’ve never experienced and you’ll begin to understand a little bit about this amazing island. Java is a luxury destination with heart, soul, culture and beauty at […]

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