Category: Asia

Discover an authentic side to Sri Lanka

Discover an authentic side to Sri Lanka

With the launch of new British Airways flights to Colombo from London Gatwick this month, Sri Lanka is set to become an even hotter destination for long-haul British travellers. Whether it’s relaxing in a world-class spa, sipping freshly picked tea on a private terrace in the jungle, or dining on fresh seafood from the Indian […]

The village so beautiful they built it twice

The village so beautiful they built it twice

There are few destinations in the world considered worthy of a full-sized replica being built in another country, but the Austrian village of Hallstatt is one of them. Last year, a full-scale copy of this charming Alpine village was unveiled in the Guangdong province of China. Hallstatt residents – of which there are less than 1,000 (not […]

A perfect day on the island of Koh Samui

A perfect day on the island of Koh Samui

When you travel to a place like Koh Samui in Thailand, it’s easy to take one look at the stunning beaches and luxury beachfront villas and decide to spend your time on the Island lying on the beach sipping cocktails. And while there is nothing wrong with that, it would be a shame to leave […]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Top 5 luxury family escapes for teenagers

Unwind and relax whilst your teens engage in activities that they are sure to be talking about long after their visit. These carefully selected hotels offer the perfect holidays to reward your children after months of revision and exams, from team beach-athons in Saint Lucia and undersea walks in Mauritius to rock-climbing and urban graffiti […]

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest

South Beach style on the edge of centuries-old rainforest? That’s exactly what Cove 55 is all about. The cool whites, minimalist but luxe décor and azure blue pool sets the tone against the verdant greenery of the surrounding Santubong peninsula in Sarawak, Malaysia, and its nearby beach. This exclusive hire resort is an unlikely combination […]

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

With so many outstanding hotels in the Maldives, it’s a real challenge to select just five resorts for special praise, especially when we realistically could name 25! If your budget will allow, there’s no doubt that booking your own pool villa will give you an extra level of privacy and luxury – where the views over […]

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Interview with Paul Joseph, Co-Founder of Health and Fitness Travel

Paul Joseph is Co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide. He searches for the rare and hidden gems around the world and puts together exclusive and trend-setting holidays for those who would like to improve or maintain their health and fitness whilst on holiday. As well as a love of […]

Top 5 shopping malls in Singapore with luxury local shops

Top 5 shopping malls in Singapore with luxury local shops

While Singapore is a world-class shopping destination, it is mostly known for its extensive array of for many international brands. Discovering local shops, local brands really takes some effort, and is a unique and personal experience. You need to be in the know to get the best out of it. The trick to local shopping […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]

Is this the most expensive suite in India?

Is this the most expensive suite in India?

The Raj Palace is the oldest mansion in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. The lavish palace was converted into a luxury heritage hotel in 1996, and is an unmatched example of Rajasthan’s regal character, charm and grandeur. Each opulent suite has its very own museum inside, displaying a range of antique clocks, weaponry and jewellery. […]

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

Aquaria Grande is an ambitious new collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group which will see a residential complex with over 200 apartments, three levels of parking, a gym and sauna, and a sustainable podium garden coming to Mumbai. It is currently under construction but here are some […]

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world's most unique experiences

Luxury family escapes: 5 of the world’s most unique experiences

With such busy lifestyles, there is no comparable luxury than spending quality time together as a family. Searching for the right family holiday can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you are looking for a range of engaging activities to occupy your children. Here are some inspirational ideas to help you narrow down the right […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Japan: culinary capital of the world

Forget France, Japan is new the culinary centre of the world. And with a capital city that’s home to more Michelin stars than any other, it’s perhaps no wonder. Whether your preference is for sake or sushi, here is my pick of the top 5 eateries to really sink your teeth into on a trip […]

3 luxury holidays where you can make a difference

3 luxury holidays where you can make a difference

Some of the most fulfilling and enriching experiences that we can have in our lives are when we help others, the environment or species which share the earth with us. Here are three luxury holidays where you can make a difference and you can enjoy experiences that will touch your heart. Baby sea turtle rescue […]

Table for four? That'll be $28,000 thank you

Table for four? That’ll be $28,000 thank you

Although Spanish chef extraordinaire Ferran Adria closed his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia after maintaining three Michelin stars for more than a decade, many still consider him the world’s finest and most innovative chef. However, the price tag on a private dinner for four at an auction in Hong Kong this week is a bit […]

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