Category: Asia

Photograph of the week: Naka Island

Photograph of the week: Naka Island

For those looking for a back-to-basics retreat, The Naka Island, Phuket combines luxury and nature for a true escape. Guests reach the private island resort via speedboat, and a range of recreational and cultural activities are available on the tiny island for a personal and indigenous experience. The freshwater pool offers an area to swim […]

Hotel bookings with a difference!

Hotel bookings with a difference!

Remember those crazy Japanese game shows that became a hit in the 1980s?  Well, it seems the Japanese still haven’t lost their enthusiasm for being a little crazy. Here the Tokyo Shock Boys are involved in a great PR stunt for Hotels.com showing how their online booking app can still be used in even some […]

5 of the most break-taking "rooms with a view"

5 of the most break-taking “rooms with a view”

Eat, sleep, work: the beckoning call of your daily routine. There’s no better time for a change of scenery. But what if we said washing the dishes could actually be relaxing? Or waking up in the morning doesn’t imply your plain bedroom wall is the first thing you see? Here are 5 of the best […]

Top 5 luxury excursions in Koh Samui

Top 5 luxury excursions in Koh Samui

Travelling to Koh Samui is a once in a lifetime experience so if you decide to give it a go then you should go all out and ensure you enjoy every last luxurious inch of the isle. Make sure your trip is even more memorable than you imagined by choosing from one of our five […]

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Top 5 things to do in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Experience the exotic culture of Yogyakarta, known as the centre of classical Javanese fine art and culture. Yogyakarta has an international airport giving you the option to fly directly from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by dramatic scenery of towering volcanoes, rice fields and rich tropical landscapes, choose to combine cultural overland journeys with short […]

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: The Hadiprana Villa, The Chedi Tanah Gajah Ubud, Bali Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 550 sq m (villa and garden) Cost per night: IDR 11,500,000 What makes it special: Tanah Gajah’s founder and owner, Hendra Hadiprana originally built this one-of-a-kind twobedroom estate as the master accommodations for him and his wife and features some of the finest […]

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Soak up the luxuries of India’s Pink City

Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, a northern state of India. It is affectionately known as the “Pink City”, as the walls of Jaipur’s historic City Palace are washed in a vibrant salmon hue. The pink colour was used to create an impression of red sandstone Mughal buildings, and was repainted in 1876 during […]

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

Got a taste for the sun? 6 ideas to tempt you away

The British weather can be so unpredictable, just as we thought summer would never arrive, this month’s glorious sunshine has got us all in the holiday mood.  However, as we know only too well, this can be quickly dampened by howling winds and sharp showers leaving many of us wishing we had booked that luxury […]

Photograph of the week: Swimming pool at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives

Photograph of the week: Swimming pool at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Maldives

This pool and pool bar can be found at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa in the Maldives, located on its own private island. You arrive at the airport and get whisked away to the hotel on the Four Seasons’ boat; the resort features a variety of accommodation including over-water bungalows (very “Maldives postcard”) and beautiful […]

Suite of the week: The Beach House, Legian Bali, Indonesia

Suite of the week: The Beach House, Legian Bali, Indonesia

Suite name: The Beach House, GHM Legian Bali Location: Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation: 800 sq m Cost per night: IDR 36,450,000 What makes it special: This private beach house is set amidst a walled tropical garden fronting a tranquil stretch of Legian Beach, this one-of-a-kind accommodation offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a 16 metre infinity edge […]

5 places to take your honeymoon in South East Asia

5 places to take your honeymoon in South East Asia

A honeymoon is only supposed to happen once in a lifetime and there is no excuse to not make it a special occasion. Why not head out to South East Asia for fantastic weather, top notch hotels and some memorable sights? You could take a trip to South East Asia where you can enjoy a spa […]

Unearthing Thailand's luxury accommodation

Unearthing Thailand’s luxury accommodation

A new website from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, called Thailand Super Quality, is offering travellers a glimpse into Thailand’s premier vacation services. This is a country with a vibrant choice of luxury accommodation, ranging from contemporary designed resorts close to pristine beaches to heritage inspired hotels amidst breathtaking mountain ranges. Here are three of […]

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite of the week: Chedi Club Suite, Chedi Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suite name: Club Suite, GHM Chedi Chiang Mai Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand Size of accommodation: 105 sq m Cost per night: 14,500 THB What makes it special: The suites feature stunning views of the Mae Ping River, a 42 flat-screen television, deep-soaking terrazzo tub and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside the Chedi Club suite guests can enjoy all the mod cons including […]

The call of Everest

The call of Everest

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak. This is a great video from the National Geographic Live! series which brings thought-provoking presentations […]

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

New to China: Shangri-La Hotel, Shenyang

New to China: Shangri-La Hotel, Shenyang

Shenyang’s Imperial Palace is the inspiration for one of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest mainland China properties. The Hong Kong-based hotel company is preparing to debut a new five-star hotel in the historic city of Shenyang, which is home to the only other existing royal palace in mainland China after the Forbidden City in Beijing. […]

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