Category: Thailand

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. 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. áTo 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. áWith 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 […]

Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has announced its continued global expansion with the unveiling of Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, as the brand’s seventh Thai property and their second to grace Samui’s shores. Designed in contemporary Sino-Thai style and embraced by lush tropical gardens, Anantara Lawana boasts 88 spacious rooms and 34 pool […]

Enjoy Christmas in style at new Phuket resort

Enjoy Christmas in style at new Phuket resort

What better way to enjoy Christmas than by relaxing beside your private infinity pool, high on a cliffside, cocktail in hand, watching the sun set over the Andaman Ocean? Paresa, Phuket’s acclaimed new luxury resort, is just the place to enjoy all this, plus to celebrate the resort’s first Christmas a host of additional benefits […]

Check out the Energy Pool at the Paresa Resort, Phuket

Have you heard about the newly launched Paresa Resort in Phuket? The resort as 49 luxury villas and suites all with private pools and located on Phuket’s ‘Millionaires Mile’. Following its launch Paresa has unveiled its Energy Pool. Designed to recharge and vitalise the body and mind, the pool is made from black terrazzo and […]

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

New Thai spa: a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe

For a taste of the exotic without leaving Europe the new Thai Spa at the chic 5 star Barcel├│ Asia Gardens, which opened on the Costa Blanca earlier this year, a short distance from Alicante and its airport, as well as the picturesque Costa Blanca towns of Altea and Villajoysa. The new spa ábrings together […]

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