Category: Thailand

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 Barceló 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  brings together […]

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses

Banyan Tree Phuket introduces Retreat for the Senses, an holistic experience of rejuvenation, wellness and discovery.  The all-inclusive package includes accommodation, signature spa treatments at the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, three meals daily, yoga and meditation sessions and a series of enriching activities that are held in the lush natural surroundings of Banyan Tree Phuket. […]

Unique Spa Ritual introduced at Six Senses Destination Spa – Phuket

In keeping with the Six Senses Our Way philosophy – where each guest receives caring, individual attention and a tailor-made experience –  the multi-award-winning wellness retreat Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, has introduced a unique pre-treatment spa ritual called Jaak Jai or From the Heart. More than anywhere else within Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, […]

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Michael Saxon lives in Penang, Malaysia where he is the General Manager of one of the Far East’s most prestigious and historic hotels – the Eastern & Oriental.   Happily married to his Malaysian wife, Beatrice, with whom he has two beautiful daughters, and working in the job of his dreams, he exudes the quiet […]

Make detox a pleasure at Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Make detox a pleasure at Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Far from life’s toxic stresses and strains, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, on the southern coast of Thailand’s beautiful Koh Samui is the ideal location in which to cleanse mind, body and spirit with a rejuvenating detox programme. Detoxifying can bring about numerous benefits to bodies exhausted by hectic modern lifestyles; boosting immune systems, […]

Rayavadee, Krabi

Rayavadee, Krabi

Following a tip-off from one of our readers, I’ve taken a look at the ultra-luxury property of Rayavadee in Krabi, Thailand.   Accessible by boat from the mainland (how very James Bond!), this five star resort has previously escaped A Luxury Travel Blog’s radar but looks to occupy  a stunning location on the edge of […]

New exclusive brand from Ritz-Carlton: Ritz-Carlton Reserve

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is launching a new exclusive brand for high-end travellers; Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand, will be the first property to open in spring 2009. The philosophy behind the Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio is to create idyllic retreats where guests can escape into an exclusive leisure experience. It offers guests […]

Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort Phuket

Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort Phuket

The new Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort Phuket will open  tomorrow. This full-service luxury resort will be the first property to open in Outrigger Enterprises Group’s planned major expansion into Thailand and Asia. It  is located in the quiet Chalong Bay area of Phuket and  consists of 78 luxury one- and two-bedroom apartments, most with spectacular […]

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Interview with Catherine Leech of 101 Holidays

Catherine Leech has worked in luxury travel for more than 25 years. She started in PR before becoming European Director of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, then Managing Director of luxury tour operator, Caribtours. After the tsunami of 2004 she moved to Sri Lanka where she worked for two years, mostly as a volunteer, […]

Get ready for Soneva Kiri from the incredible Sonu and Eva Shivdasani

Get ready for Soneva Kiri from the incredible Sonu and Eva Shivdasani

Thirteen years after they created Soneva Fushi – the Maldives benchmark for high-end, eco-friendly, all-natural opulence – the innovative husband and wife team Sonu and Eva Shivdasani are getting set to launch Soneva Kiri, just the third Soneva on the planet. In the interim, they have built Six Senses Resorts & Spas into a company […]

January Sale from ITC Classics

January Sale from ITC Classics

Still not yet decided where to go this year?   Maybe luxury travel specialists  ITC Classics will give you some inspiration.   Here’s a selection of ideas from their January Sale: Indian Ocean Diva, Maldives Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5, plus book more than 45 days in advance and receive an extra […]

New age for Bangkok's hotel and dining scene

New age for Bangkok’s hotel and dining scene

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel company, has announced the official opening of their stunning new flagship hotel the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.   With sumptuous international buffets, fine dining restaurants and Thai, Japanese and Chinese favourites, the Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s 8 restaurants, lounges and bars provide a world […]

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