Category: Asia

Tranquility Bay Resort, Ambergris Caye

10 things to learn while you travel

Experiential travel is the best kind – and what better way to get under a destination’s skin than by learning a new skill under the guidance of local experts? From cooking and dancing to surfing and diving, via a multitude of handicrafts, here are some suggestions for educational, practical activities to try out on your […]

The foothills of Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Top 6 family travel destinations for October half-term

As the nights begin to draw in and the temperatures start to fall, it’s tempting to get away with your family for a change of scene. October half-term is the last chance in the school holidays calendar to make tracks before Christmas. You don’t always have to choose the most obvious destinations. These six family […]

5 of the most indulgent luxury high teas of India and Sri Lanka

5 of the most indulgent luxury high teas of India and Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka are home to some of the most remarkable hotels; from grand palaces that are now luxury properties to heritage icons immaculately restored. Yet often travel itineraries are tightly packed with activities and sightseeing with too little time to stop and enjoy the places we are visiting, the fabulous hotels we are […]

5 of the best visual festivals to see in India

5 of the best visual festivals to see in India

India is a visually stimulating destination with colourful scenes at every corner. It is also a land rich in culture and religion and some of the best sights are to be had at one of the many festivals held throughout the year. The list below focuses on the public displays that are best for visitors […]

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

Top 4 foodie destinations for the luxury traveller

For the luxury traveller, VIP travel is about luxury and comfort but its also about quality. The quality of the experience, the quality of the products and for some in particular, the quality of the food and drink which can be enjoyed and savoured during the holiday. As well as being food enthusiasts ourselves (read […]

Beyond Angkor: 6 hidden temples to visit in Cambodia

Beyond Angkor: 6 hidden temples to visit in Cambodia

Cambodia is justly famous for its national icon: the magnificent Angkor Wat. This vast 12th century temple is preserved in a remarkable state of repair, contains miles of intricate bas-reliefs, and was constructed using a volume of stone greater than the Great Pyramid of Giza. It represents the pinnacle of Khmer culture and artistry, evoking […]

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6 of Asia’s best secret gems

Secret gems are little-known, slightly different boltholes, which provide a truly lovely off-the-radar experience for travellers. From quirky estates in Southern India to English country cottages in Burma, we’ve rounded up six of our favourite hideaways which will be sure to offer something a little special for your next holiday… Secrets are for sharing after […]

Which Maldives island is right for you?

Which Maldives island is right for you?

We’ve just got back from a whistle-stop tour of the Maldives, visiting no less than 9 different island resorts. When you choose a holiday in the Maldives, you’re likely to be going for the talcum white sands and crystal clear waters found almost nowhere else in the world. Whilst there’s no denying that all resorts […]

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

5 ways to make luxury travel more sustainable

We love luxury travel; after all who doesn’t enjoy lounging next to infinity pools, sipping Champagne in swanky city hotels and travelling in comfort and style as you see the wonders of the world? But sometimes we worry that our love of luxury has a huge negative impact on the environment, as indulgence and luxury […]

Pinnacle Rock, Galapagos Islands

The 10 best snorkeling spots in the world

Slipping into the water is arguably the best way to appreciate the world’s vibrant array of marine life. We’ve listed our top ten snorkeling spots around the world from uninhabited islands and rugged coastlines to shallow lagoons. Galapagos Islands The volcanic archipelagos of the Galapagos Islands host truly remarkable opportunities to spot wildlife underwater as […]

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Short stay: Imperial Springs, Conghua, China

Where do China’s elite go for a holiday within China? We previously covered a “new luxury resort in China that is bigger than Monaco”. The 2.8 million square metre estate of Imperial Springs actually opened privately years ago to friends of the owner and the political and business elite; it is only in late 2015 […]

Photograph of the week: Star Lagoon, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Star Lagoon, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat is located just off the tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in Indonesia’s West Papua province, formerly known as Irian Jaya. Raja Ampat means the Four Kings, which is in reference to the four major islands. Star Lagoon is one of the discoveries you will make exploring this large archipelago. Raja Ampat is an […]

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Top 7 unforgettable experiences in Malaysia

Malaysia, one of the most enticing destinations in South East Asia, is all about white beaches, tropical islands and delicious food. With a wide range of activities, a divine cuisine and beautiful accommodation this exotic country has something for everyone. Here are the top 7 unforgettable and luxurious experiences to have in Malaysia. 1. Enjoy […]

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don't want to miss

Secret Sri Lanka: 5 exclusive experiences you don’t want to miss

Luxury in relation to travel is more than just great hotels in fabulous locations – that’s easy to replicate. Take one beautiful beach, add one 6-star hotel and label it luxury. What’s harder to replicate, and what defines luxury as we see it, are exclusive experiences. Travel that’s intimate. Personal experiences that are authentic yet […]

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5 fantastic ways to experience Myanmar

Paradise is hiding in Myanmar, with its beautiful golden sunsets, which are best viewed from one of a plethora of gilded pagodas, which dot the lush landscape. The country formerly known as Burma has the power to delight even the most seasoned traveller. Myanmar is home to majestic rivers, sacred stupas, amazingly rich architectural sites, […]

1. Silolona, The Komodo Islands

5 of the best luxury sailboat journeys in Asia

On a luxury sailboat, the journey really is the destination. From Indonesia’s Komodo Islands and the marine wonderland of Raja Ampat to Burma’s undiscovered Mergui Archipelago, these boats sail some of Asia’s most stunning seas. Decked out in the height of luxury with expert crews and ample sporting equipment, these luxury vessels promise a truly […]

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