Category: Asia

How to feel safe in Thailand

How to feel safe in Thailand

Like many South East Asian countries, Thailand has had its fair share of bad press, from political unrest to petty crime and drugs. Like most places in the world, Thailand does have a dark side, however exercising appropriate precautions and with a little common sense, the likelihood of becoming embroiled in disaster is low. To […]

The 3 best luxury hotels in Chongqing

The 3 best luxury hotels in Chongqing

I’m used to hearing crickets when strangers ask me where I live. Who doesn’t know Beijing and Shanghai, China’s “famous cities”, but Chongqing often brings blank stares despite it being one of the world’s largest megacities, with an estimated 34 million residents. Despite significant history and culture, the Southwest Chinese city is best know as […]

Photograph of the week: Fiery sunset in the Maldives

Photograph of the week: Fiery sunset in the Maldives

This beautiful, vibrant photograph was taken from a private beach on an island resort in the Maldives. Stunning, fiery sunsets such as these can be seen in the magical ‘golden hour’ just before darkness, and this particular shot was taken just seconds before the sun slipped below the horizon. Thank you to MacLean Fraser for permission […]

4 hotels to stay in Kakheti, Georgia's largest wine region

4 hotels to stay in Kakheti, Georgia’s largest wine region

At the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, the country of Georgia is a surprising budding treasure where wine, food and culture intertwine with each other and gives every tourist an experience of a lifetime. Called the Cradle of Wine, the country’s 8,000 year old method of wine making in qvevris (earthenware vessels resembling […]

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Luxury in California, 12 shades of blue in the Maldives, family travel advice and top tips for a trip to Antigua

Last month, whilst I was off reviewing an apartment in Kingston-upon-Thames on the outskirts of London, my fellow luxury travel bloggers and members of the Luxury Travel Blog Network were dotted across various other corners of the globe. Here’s what the others were up to in April. Nadine visited the recently renovated Relais and Châteaux […]

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Top 10 luxury restaurants in Singapore

Forget the Merlion, the city parks, the cleanliness and the world-class retail locations, the main reason the rich and famous continually flock to Singapore is the city’s magnificent multitude of fine dining establishments. So here’s a list of 10 of the most luxurious and prestigious ones to be found in the fine city. 1. Waku […]

5 Thai temples every visitor must see

5 Thai temples every visitor must see

Many of the visitors Thailand sees each year are travelling across the country, enjoying many different sights and experiences. It’s a country with many fascinating attractions but its Buddhist temples are amongst the most stunning, otherworldly sights. Here are five of the most attractive Buddhist temples that Thailand has to offer. Wat Phra Kaew Also […]

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Top 3 luxury wellness escapes

Discerning spa aficionados are increasingly looking for more complete retreats offering an all-encompassing wellness escape. Here are three of my favourite resorts, each with something unique to offer – whether that be working with specialist practitioners, training en famille on a beautiful white sand beach or getting back to nature in tropical island jungle surroundings. […]

Asia's top 7 alternative suites

Asia’s top 7 alternative suites

Booking a Presidential suite is the ultimate in luxury, for those that can afford it. But suites at a level or two below the Presidential suite often offer a staggering array of luxuries, from oversized space to private terraces to personalised service, at a (relative) fraction of the Presidential suite cost. Check out these alternative […]

7 of the world's best high-end shopping streets

7 of the world’s best high-end shopping streets

For those of you traveling fashion victims out there, stepping foot on a high-end shopping street is similar to a child walking in a candy store. Let’s face it: while shopping malls are convenient, keeping you warm and dry during colder seasons, they get depressing as well, considering you won’t see the light of day […]

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

4 reasons why there’s no place like home when you’re staying at Sri Panwa, Phuket

The minute I stepped out on my private deck it became crystal clear how Sri Panwa scored Hotel with the Best View in the World in The Best Beach Property Awards 2011 by Beach Tomato. If you’ve always dreamed of a secluded island retreat but unlike Richard Branson you can’t afford to buy a private […]

15 of the world's best beach bars

15 of the world’s best beach bars

Relaxing, cocktail in hand, toes in the sand, watching the sun set over the ocean is quite possibly one of the most indulgent experiences one could imagine. From laid back and rustic beach bars to contemporary architectural beach clubs we’ve compiled at list of 15 of the best beach bars in the world. Theros Wave […]

5 stunning beaches in Malaysia

5 stunning beaches in Malaysia

Malaysia is packed with amazing sights, friendly people and captivating landscapes.  Whether you are after a relaxing break or an action-packed adventure, Malaysia is one of the few places that has it all.  Experience amazing food, superb weather and exquisite beaches.  Here are our top 5 favourite beaches in Malaysia: Perhentian The Perhentian Islands consists […]

The world's smallest luxury hotel

The world’s smallest luxury hotel

After hearing that a new luxury hotel had opened on the rural outskirts of Jaipur, I was already very much intrigued. However, after learning that the resort was built in Anopura; a tiny, untouched, rural Indian village which my husband hails from, I simply had to experience it for myself. Anopura is quite possibly the […]

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

8 reasons to escape to the Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

An oasis of 42 lushly landscaped acres, the Four Seasons Koh Samui offers sweeping ocean views at every turn, a white sand beach, stand alone villas, each with its own private pool, and of course quintessentially gracious Four Seasons service. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary trip or even trying to plan a romantic escape […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best resort views

Following on from our previous series where we looked at the world’s best city hotel views, we now turn our attention to the world’s most jaw dropping resort views. While city views are entirely dependent on mankind’s ability to build structures and turn buildings into art and entire cityscapes into neon-lit bright reflections of a […]

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