Category: Asia

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. […]

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

The 10 most expensive cities in the world

Tokyo, traditionally regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world, no longer tops those rankings. The global cost of living survey conducted by ECA International sees them fall from 1st to 6th, whilst cities in Norway (due to the strong krone) and Africa are now regarded as the most expensive places to […]

Top 5 beaches in Thailand

Top 5 beaches in Thailand

There are many fun, adventurous activities to do and places to see in Thailand. The shopping is exquisite, Bangkok is bustling and the history is fascinating. However, none of these will top a visit to the luxurious, beautiful, glistening sandy beaches that can be found on the many Thai islands.  Here are our top 5: […]

The ultimate Bhutan experience

The ultimate Bhutan experience

Bhutan is a Kingdom that is known for its unspoiled nature, preserved culture and spiritual traditions, which can largely be attributed to the great reverence and respect that the Bhutanese people have towards their heritage. Situated in the eastern end of the Himalayas, this small Kingdom has less than 900,000 people and is often referred […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

This beautiful resort, set on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, is balanced on a dramatic limestone cliff and is the only overseas hotel to win a Royal Institue of British Architects Award. Each villa comes with its own saltwater pool and a cabana. Removable walls allow you to make the most of the ocean breeze. Also on […]

5 luxury multi-label boutiques in Singapore

5 luxury multi-label boutiques in Singapore

Shopping in Singapore is world-class. There are plenty of places to find luxury brands, however there are a number of boutiques that specialise in emerging brands from Singapore and beyond. These multi-label boutiques are a must see for any fashionista interested in independent labels and taking something unique home from Singapore. The best multi-label boutiques […]

Explore India's Golden Triangle in style

Explore India’s Golden Triangle in style

When planning a luxury tour of India, it is difficult to know where to start. India offers so much, from the grand Taj Mahal, to the sandy beaches of Goa, to the backwaters of Kerala. It is of course impossible to explore all of India’s beauty in just one trip, and to really soak up […]

5 eco-friendly stays you won't want to miss

5 eco-friendly stays you won’t want to miss

In the last five years the travel industry has picked up its act when it comes to offering sustainable experiences. Not only have more agencies, accommodations and destinations embraced the eco agenda, but many have done so without making the holiday goer sacrifice an ounce of luxury. Good news for those seeking a richer and […]

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

Interview with Sarah Lee, Founder of LiveShareTravel and Author of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook

A journalist and editor, Sarah Lee started Maia Communications, a marketing communications company, with her husband Terry, in 2009. She has a PR diploma, 17 years’ experience on newspapers, magazines and corporate publications. Sarah also founded luxury travel and lifestyle magazine LiveShareTravel in 2010. What is it that you do exactly? We’ve taken our hobby and made it […]

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