Category: Thailand

Two Thai taste temptations

The Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and Harvey Norman, the cooking appliance specialist, are hosting a special event on 17th November 2010 at the Gourmet Institute. Chef Martin Boetz, one of the world’s leading practitioners of modern Thai cuisine, will be cooking up traditional street-style favourites such as mee grob, crisp rice noodles with prawns, and […]

3 unforgettable Thai experiences

3 unforgettable Thai experiences

For many of us, our only experience with Thailand is the Anglicised version of their food. It’s delicious, but what’s truly special is travelling to the country itself and visiting Thai people, learning Thai culture, and in general enjoying what this amazing Asian country has to offer. It can provide you with the experience of […]

Six Senses of Thailand

Six Senses of Thailand

Rewarding all the senses is enjoying Thailand to the fullest. Do more and experience more of this destination. Luxuriate in the legendary warm hospitality and enjoy the kingdom’s pristine natural environment. Discover the wonders of an exotic culture and the local way of life. Venture to the picturesque island of Yao Noi in breathtaking Phang […]

Top 10 island escapes

Top 10 island escapes

There’s something magical about islands.  The isolation… the privacy… wonderful beaches and complete solitude.  According to Tripadvisor, the world’s top 10 island escapes are: 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Cook Islands 3. Mykonos, Greece 4. Maldives 5. Cyprus 6. Boracay, Philippines 7. Ko Lanta, Thailand 8. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam 9. Bora Bora, French Polynesia […]

Bangkok Update – July 2010

After the recent political upheaval in Bangkok and civil disruptions, which resulted in many deaths and a large amount of destruction to property, I was a bit wary of what we might find in the Ratchaprasong district. This is the business and shopping area where the red shirt protesters created a no-go area with barricades […]

Pattaya for the luxury traveller

I was inspired to write this article by a comment made by Nick P on another of my articles on ALTB. Pattaya is much maligned, even by expats who live in Thailand. Those of us who live, or have lived, in Patters are the butt of many jokes. You’ll have heard the one about the […]

Have you considered staying in a serviced apartment?

If you’re going somewhere, the obvious thing to do is to book a hotel room. But have you considered the alternatives? Sure, there are home stays and other places, but they’re not really for the luxury traveller although they can be quite interesting. What I’d like to tell you about is a viable luxury alternative […]

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

Special feature: Sea Sand Sun Resort and Spa, Pattaya

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Sea Sand Sun, a luxury resort and spa near Pattaya. Did I say “luxury”? That’s an understatement! This place is superbly luxurious. If I could write this review in one word, that word would be WOW! But you luxury travellers are going to want a bit […]

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here […]

W Hotels' first retreat in Southeast Asia

W Hotels’ first retreat in Southeast Asia

W Retreat-Koh Samui, the first W Retreat in Southeast Asia, will open in the Summer of 2010. An all-villa beachfront resort that will be a sublime architectural tribute to Maenam Beach on Samui Island’s pristine northern coastline, W Koh Samui will offer an “escape within an escape”. Located adjacent to W Koh Samui will be […]

New Phuket website from Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts in Asia has launched a dedicated website for its two resorts in Phuket. OutriggerPhuket.com makes it easy for holidaymakers to exchange information and comments about the two resorts on social media sites as well as get detailed information, browse photo galleries, and book latest offers from the two resorts.  To celebrate […]

A Slow Life with Six Senses

A Slow Life with Six Senses

Soneva Fushi and Soneva Gili by Six Senses have long been pioneers in their celebration of Slow Life and Slow Life Cooking. Both Maldivian resorts along with their new sister, Soneva Kiri in Thailand, have organic gardens, world class chefs and take enormous pride in offering the freshest of ingredients, sourced locally and cooked to […]

A prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile, Phuket

Andara Resort & Villa Phuket, a new luxurious hideaway owned by Dr Allan Zeman, is Phuket’s prestigious new address on Millionaires Mile. The private beachside paradise is nestled in the lush tropical hillside above Kamala Beach on the pristine west coast of the Island, with breathtaking views over the Andaman Sea.  With Thai-inspired design and […]

New 'Deep Sleep' concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

New ‘Deep Sleep’ concept from Vie Hotel Bangkok

VIE Hotel Bangkok, one of Asia’s trendiest hotels, introduces a new guest concept – “Deep Sleep” bringing together all the essential elements to help guests revitalize their mind and body through a better night’s sleep. A good sleep is vital for a person’s wellbeing, ensuring the mind and body rejuvenates and restores itself. Studies indicate […]

The untouched beaches of Phang Nga

Located just 20 minutes north of Phuket airport lay the untouched beaches of Phang Nga West Coast. Described as “The Hamptons”, this up and coming area in Thailand offers tranquil luxury a stone’s throw away from the tourist hub of Phuket. There are three untouched beaches in Phang Nga that offer the perfect escape. Natai […]

So close yet so far: Thailand’s hidden gems

On the East coast of Thailand, a mere 20 minute speedboat journey away from Koh Samui, and approximately 60 minutes between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat airports which has 3-5 flights from Bacngkok per day, you will find the pristine beaches of the Greater Khanom Area. Pink dolphins, hidden caves and beautiful waterfalls line […]

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