Category: Indonesia

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

10 beautiful and lesser-known temples of Asia

When we think of beautiful temples in Asia, the Taj Mahal in India, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or perhaps Borobudur in Java might spring to mind. Asia is full of stunning places of worship, reflecting Hinduism, Buddhism and other spiritual practices. Here, we take you on a journey of some of Asia’s lesser-known temples. Kailasa […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Top 5 places in Asia to reconnect in 2021

Have you been feeling isolated and lonely in lockdown? Recent times have emphasized how important human connection is. Left with only yourself for company, have you deepened your connection with yourself or binged on the latest boxsets? As travel resumes, long-anticipated adventures await and what better way to reconnect with friends and family than a […]

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

Unique wildlife experiences to look forward to after the pandemic

By now most of us have become so eager to travel that we would even consider taking dodgy low cost carriers and indulge in all-day buffets without any hesitation or thought. Talking about lowering our standards just to get out of our pandemic routine. Personally, I’ve been trying to cope just by planning ahead and […]

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

10 immunity boosting retreats in Asia

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us is that health is wealth. Taking good care of ourselves both physically and emotionally during these challenging times is essential. Yet, when travel resumes, is a simple beach holiday really going to be enough? Immune boosting retreats Immunity is the body’s innate ability to fight off disease. […]

Photograph of the week: Borobudur, Indonesia

Photograph of the week: Borobudur, Indonesia

Borobudur Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest Buddhist Temple in the world containing more Buddha sculptures than any other site in the world; 504 Buddhas to be exact. There is a lot of mystery and uncertainty about exactly when and why the temple was built. One thing is certain though; Borobudur […]

Asia’s most lavish holiday villas for a luxury ‘isocation’ experience

Asia’s most lavish holiday villas for a luxury ‘isocation’ experience

Yes. You read it correctly – isocation. No typographical errors here. We know how the pandemic and the quarantine have sparked a phenomenal new wave of creativeness among people – learning new skills, discovering new hobbies, and – to the travel community – inventing new words. Isocation: an amalgamation of the words ‘isolation’ and ‘vacation’. […]

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

Luxury hotels and resorts that should be on your post COVID-19 bucket list

2020 will be remembered as the year when travel was put on hold whilst we collectively battled with the pandemic that has changed the world. There are times when we will have questioned our mortality and times when we seriously questioned whether life as we once knew it will ever return. As the middle of […]

The greatest show on Earth

The greatest show on Earth

The Coral Triangle is home to the richest coral reefs on the planet. The region stretches from Malaysia in the west, to the Solomon Islands in the east, and reaches as far north as the Philippines. At its heart, are the bio-diverse tropical waters of Indonesia and a habitat for marine life like nowhere else […]

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21 things to do in Indonesia

Indonesia is one of Asia’s most sought after destinations. And rightly so – with over 17,500 islands which stretch across 5,000 km (that’s from Malaysia to the tip of northern Australia), the world’s largest archipelago offers a greater variety of sights, sounds, cultures and customs than anywhere else on the planet. From volcanic backdrops and […]

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

Future travel inspiration: The most impressive oceanfront clifftop villas in Bali

At the very southern tip of Bali, along the fringes of the Bukit Peninsula, is a landscape whose marvels obscure the boundaries between reality and cathartic dreams. Uluwatu, as the place is called, literally translates “land’s end rock”. This area is a vast stretch of coastal limestone cliffs, rising up to 230 feet above the […]

Supporting the recovery of tourism in Asia: Villa vacation destinations to visit in the near future

Supporting the recovery of tourism in Asia: Villa vacation destinations to visit in the near future

One way or another and in varying degrees, the shockwaves of the COVID-19 pandemic are definitely felt by all industries worldwide. Yet, the effects on travel and hospitality are particularly both sudden and intensive. In Asia, where millions of livelihoods are reliant on tourism, it is indeed a challenging time. Visiting these affected regions once […]

Our top sailing adventures for 2020

Our top sailing adventures for 2020

For a luxury holiday with a difference, not much beats setting sail around remote islands, hidden coves, pristine beaches and scenic waterways. As Mark Twain said, ‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away […]

5 of the world's most overlooked animals

5 of the world’s most overlooked animals

One of the most enticing things about travelling abroad is the chance to see the fascinating and unusual creatures of the world. There are many iconic wildlife experiences, whether it be looking at lions laze in the grasses of South Africa, meeting mountain gorillas in the dense jungles of Rwanda and Uganda or watching wildebeest […]

9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

The days of sail were thought to be over but they’re coming back with a vengeance. More and more people want to be environmentally friendly when they take a cruise these days and you can’t get much greener than a luxury sailing ship especially one that has been converted into a 5 star cruise liner. […]

Photograph of the week: Tegallalang, Bali

Photograph of the week: Tegallalang, Bali

Located on the island of Bali, Tegallalang is without question one of the most unique landscapes you can witness in all of Indonesia. For centuries, the Balinese have cultivated rice in these beautiful terraces using the Subak System to irrigate the paddies. Although you have several options to witness this ingenious system, which is so […]