Category: Asia

5 tropical island resorts with the 'wow' factor

5 tropical island resorts with the ‘wow’ factor

It’s the vacation that we all dream of; fly to the other side of the world and check into a luxury resort on a tropical island for some serious relaxation and endless sunshine. These 5 tropical island resorts with the wow factor are all in Southeast Asia and are sure to impress even the most […]

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

Top 6 Summer destinations for luxury jet travelers

The definition of luxury travel continues to evolve. A new one is long overdue, anyway, as the term becomes more and more watered down with too many purveyors anxious to apply the misnomer to their brand. Price can lend to exclusivity, but shouldn’t be the only factor. True luxury tends to also revolve around authentic, […]

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

Top 5 wildlife watching holidays

There is something very special about seeing animals in their natural habitat. Beautiful albeit sometimes heart-breaking, a spectacular wildlife event will afford memories that last forever. From the great migration of East Africa to spotting nature’s giants in the Indian Ocean, here’s our pick of wildlife experiences which will blow you away Wildebeest migration in […]

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

7 perfect destinations for extroverts

According to the most extensive study on personal space boundaries ever completed, people need less personal space in regions with hot weather. Interestingly the study also found that people from these areas stand even closer to strangers than they do to people they know. So, it might not be too surprising to see that all […]

Top 6 places to swim with sea turtles

Top 6 places to swim with sea turtles

A bucket list item for many is to spend time in the water snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles. For me, one of the cutest and most gracious sea dwellers. Sea turtles have been around for more than 150 million years, long enough to watch dinosaurs come and go extinct. As marine reptiles, sea turtles have adapted […]

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12 of the best hotel interiors

As travellers today are more frequently in search of the unique and insta-worthy, ever more ravishing interiors are fast replacing the cookie-cutter ‘hotel look’ around the world. There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel that far exceeds expectations, capturing the ‘wow factor’ from the very first sight, and the industry is brimming […]

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

When my 60th birthday mark loomed, I decided to declare 2018 “the birthday year”, and to book an extravagant holiday for my husband and me. I had taken similarly luxurious trips (with stays at the Mandarin or Peninsula group of hotels) intermixed with hostel-type places, but that was 10 years ago. With my husband of […]

Inside the luxury hotel where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet

Inside the luxury hotel where Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet

It has been announced that the historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un scheduled for later this month will take place at the five-star Capella Hotel Singaporean island of Sentosa. It will be the first time that a North Korean leader has met with a sitting US president. Sentosa is one of 63 islands […]

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

The network of waterways in Southeast Asia chop and change as you follow the current. Between hives of activity with clusters of houses and hardworking fishermen, there are stretches of untouched countryside, mountains thick with jungle and towering limestone karsts. Not only do these waterways offer an insight into local life – a springboard to […]

8 of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive romantic getaways

8 of Sri Lanka’s most exclusive romantic getaways

Newly peaceful following several turbulent decades, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is developing in leaps and bounds. Hospitality is warm and abundant, transport is convenient, and accommodation – particularly in the independent boutique sector – is world-class. Long a preserve of budget-conscious backpackers, Sri Lanka is now experiencing a renaissance in its luxury tourism industry, with […]

5 must-see festivals in Thailand

5 must-see festivals in Thailand

When it comes to immersing yourself in the culture of Thailand, no experience quite rivals that of the country’s colourful and breathtaking festivals. From moonlit festivities along the glorious coasts, to boating excursions across the turquoise seas, to golden lantern ceremonies, each festival is a unique and cherished part of Thailand’s culture. To help you […]

A short guide to Canggu in Bali

A short guide to Canggu in Bali

Bali has been popular holiday spot for decades, growing at enormous speed while it’s tourism industry continues to increase year on year. Travellers who happened to descend on Bali just 10-20 years ago would have seen a very different island to the one we now know, with the entire island made up of local villages […]

Why you need to visit North Maluku

Why you need to visit North Maluku

North Maluku, also known as the Spice Islands, is a region in Indonesia that’s packed with phenomenal experiences for the intrepid traveller. The twin volcanic island Sultanates of Ternate and Tidore are the most historically significant of the North Maluku islands, and were once fabulously wealthy for the production of cloves, nutmeg and mace (which, […]

5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar

5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar

We believe these are 5 luxury hotels in Myanmar that should be on your radar, they are each in strategic locations allowing you to create the perfect itinerary to explore this Southeast Asian country that has so much to offer. Sule Shangri-La Yangon Start your trip by flying into Yangon which was the capital of […]

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

Top 5 cities that merge the old with the new

We love places where history thumps through the streets like a heartbeat, but some of the world’s greatest cities are even greater thanks to contemporary influences. Here’s our collection of our favourites that manage to perfectly marry the very old and the very, very new. Brooklyn & Manhattan, New York In the city that never […]

Indonesia

Summer in Indonesia

Summer is often the best time to travel, especially for those who are travelling with their family, and it’s a little-known fact that the very best time of year to visit Indonesia is during the summer months. Unlike the rest of Asia, where blisteringly high temperatures and heavy monsoon rains can threaten to make your […]

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