Category: Thailand

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

4 of the best luxury spas in Phuket to nurture your inner bliss

Talking about Phuket, 80% of people you talk to relate the city with beautiful beaches and the endless entertaining nightlife. Not everybody knows about Phuket’s more hidden peaceful side, which offers a genuinely luxurious lifestyle with world-class spa treatments and wellness centres. These are our picks for the very best Phuket spas, along with some […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu

5 hotels to watch the sun set

Twilight hour, golden hour, magic hour – call it what you want, the setting of the sun is a photographer’s dream, creating nature’s canvas in the sky and filling it with an array of colours and styles: pink, orange, red, yellow, golden, amber, mauve, purple; soft and calm, fiery and streaky, clear and majestic. We […]

Amankila

Top 5 sexiest Summer pools

It is common in many of the world’s best tropical hotels and resorts to have private pools, but from our extensive travels, we’ve realised that it’s just as rewarding relaxing at a resort’s main pool – in a few cases such as the below, more so! So we’ve created a list of the resorts where […]

Thailand’s famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

Thailand’s famous island offers luxury residences for family travellers

The island of Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is known as a luxury beach hideaway destination in which to relax and rejuvenate. Only an hour’s flight from its capital city, Bangkok, and with direct international or connecting flights from key gateway cities, it is convenient to visit this tropical island from anywhere […]

Recipe of the week: Rock lobster and seaweed sushi: tiramisu of king crab flavored with coconut and lemon

Recipe of the week: Rock lobster and seaweed sushi: tiramisu of king crab flavored with coconut and lemon

A finely sculpted tiramisu of King Crab is the perfect delight for seafood lovers seeking a mix of sweet taste of desserts. This very delicacy reflects the professionalism and enthusiasm of the chef who precisely designed it in a way that it is appealing and mouth-watering to even vegans. High in protein and exotic in […]

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Top 5 Asian city hotel retreats

Cities provide a landscape where it often feels like the world converges: a place that brings together people from all over the state, region, country or even the world, in a unique environment, resulting in a buzzing atmosphere that is bursting at its seams with creativity and a constant stream of new ideas: from culture […]

6 reasons to do yoga on your luxury travels

6 reasons to do yoga on your luxury travels

So your luxury travel plans have been made; you’ve booked a stunning resort or found a far flung beach to while away the hours on your luxury getaway. You might choose to drink cocktails next to a pool, ski down mountains in the frosty weather or laze around on a tropical beach, but whatever kind […]

5 of the most decadent spas in Bangkok

5 of the most decadent spas in Bangkok

Thailand is rightly famous for massage. On the street, on the beach, in the night markets – massage is available everywhere. In tourist areas it is difficult to walk down the street without being accosted by Thai women desperate to manipulate your pressure points (in the nicest possible way). Thai massage, influenced by Indian, Chinese […]

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

4 luxury resorts where your friends and family can come too

Luxury travel isn’t always about heading to a remote island with your soulmate and strolling hand in hand along the beach as the sun goes down, before you dine at your romantic ‘table for two’ under the stars, staring into each other’s eyes, oblivious to the world around you. Oh no, lovely as this might […]

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

5 fabulous seaside resorts in Phuket

With sea, sun and Champagne, Thailand’s largest island has evolved into a destination travellers return to again and again, with European trends and local hospitality converging to produce what has been called “Riviera spirit”. The wonderful beaches, friendly people and local attractions such as the Old Town still attract a wide range of visitors, but […]

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

6 far-flung business class flights from under £1,700 return

If you sometimes find yourself struggling to justify the extra expenditure of a business class flight, which can often amount to several thousand £s, then you are in luck as right now as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is having a sale on its KLM World Business Class flights, with prices starting from as little £1,249 return and many […]

The top 5 South East Asian destinations for the culturally-minded traveller

The top 5 South East Asian destinations for the culturally-minded traveller

It has been a long time belief of mine that the most fulfilling travel destinations around the world are ones that are a true cultural opposite of the city you call home. Amazing architecture and natural wonders are incredibly popular with travellers, though it never quite satisfies those of us who enjoy a side of […]

4 gourmet vegan experiences in Thailand

4 gourmet vegan experiences in Thailand

Thailand is known as ‘The Land of Smiles’, and for good reason if you are a vegan who loves luxury and fine dining. You’ll certainly be smiling if you visit any one of the 4 locations listed below who all deliver superb gourmet vegan experiences. These are places where choosing a vegan diet does not prevent […]

Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

Interview with Tim Bewer, Founder and Director of Isan Explorer

Originally from Wisconsin in the USA, Tim has lived full-time in Khon Kaen, Thailand since 2007. After a short stint as a legislative assistant, he gave up the 9-5 to become a travel writer-photographer and has since written or co-written over two dozen guidebooks for Lonely Planet and other publishers covering destinations as diverse as […]

Photograph of the week: Koh Ngai sunrise

Photograph of the week: Koh Ngai sunrise

The small scattered islands of southern Thailand’s Trang and Satun Provinces offer spectacular sunrises and sunsets almost year round. In this photo, taken from luxurious Koh Ngai Island at low tide, a vibrant sunrise bursts out behind a nearby limestone karst island, radiating glowing golden rays across a calm Andaman Sea. Thank you to Lash […]

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

9 far-flung destinations for under £500 return

I know many of you reading like to save on your flights and splurge once you get to your destination. If you’re thinking of heading somewhere exotic this year, but would like to make the most of a great deal on flights, then take a look at KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s Pack & Go super […]

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