Category: Malaysia

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 […]

Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

Short stay: Ambong Pool Villas, Langkawi, Malaysia

Ambong Pool Villas sits stylishly on one of the 99 (natural) islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago in the Andaman Sea, close to Thailand’s southern border. Open for just two years, this is a family run small rainforest resort set into the contours of a steep hillside where hornbills fly and monkeys clamber. The […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: 10 reasons to visit

Langkawi, Malaysia: 10 reasons to visit

Bathing in the warm aquamarine Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 Malaysian islands just shy of the border with Thailand. White sand beaches backed by dense rain forests provide a base for relaxing holidays. But Langkawi is also a base for adrenaline infused adventures too. The Oriental Village The Oriental Village is an […]

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, Malaysia: adventure, luxury and relaxation

Langkawi, on the west coast of Malaysia, is an idyllic archipelago of 101 islands sun-bathing in the warmth of the Andaman Sea. It can be an action-packed, high adrenaline destination with jet-skis and zip wires. For nature lovers, it is one of the most bio-diverse environments on the planet. And for those who just wish […]

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

From Costa Rica to Colombia: our top 10 wildlife destinations around the world in 2020

Face-to-face wildlife encounters are always a memorable highlight of a luxury holiday or safari adventure, and there are numerous ways wildlife fans can indulge their love of animals all over the globe – in destinations that also offer beautiful landscapes, unique experiences and exceptional hotels to stay in along the way. Here we round up […]

Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

Saving the planet: our top 5 eco-friendly hotels around the world

With environmental awareness an increasing concern across the globe, especially when it comes to hot topics such as global warming and plastic waste, luxury hotels are also increasingly doing their bit for the planet, with guests encouraged to play their part during their holiday. Ditching plastic water bottles for reusable non-plastic ones is just the […]

These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

These cities have the cheapest luxury hotels in the world

Luxury hotels around the world are increasingly expensive. Over the years, the average price of a room increased around seven percent during the past five years. But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not always bad news: some destinations saw significant declines in room rates, even in luxury hotels. Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur not only […]

7 luxury rainforest retreats

7 luxury rainforest retreats

Everybody knows the rainforests and jungles are disappearing fast. And while we need to protect the ones that are still left, it is also possible to enhance and experience them while still retaining high levels of luxury. I named a few below as I do believe they are setting the example of how we can […]

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

From big birthdays to wedding anniversaries and honeymoons, there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with an extra-special getaway. Here, we’ve put together our ultimate list of luxury holidays to help you celebrate that special occasion in style, from unforgettable wildlife experiences to truly iconic train journeys. Journey on the Eastern & Oriental […]

I want to... discover my perfect holiday destination

I want to… discover my perfect holiday destination

Seeking travel inspiration can often be daunting and is dependent upon countless factors. Focusing on the absolute basics of what you really do want to do can lead to discovery of the best opportunities. Here we explore some key destinations that, quite simply, hit the spot. Escape The spot: Southeast Asia To truly get lost, […]

7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […]

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 […]

6 luxurious trains that'll spoil you

6 luxurious trains that’ll spoil you

Trains are one of the oldest means of long-distance travel. They do a good job of providing an uncluttered, simple and straightforward travel experience where the problems are few and the advantages many. However, for those of us who’d like a touch of sophistication added to this seemingly simple mode of transport, what are the […]

Luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi

Luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi

Our luxury vegan experiences in Langkawi will help you when you’re heading to this popular Malaysian island located in the Andaman Sea; we’ve tried and tested three of the finest resorts and can report back to just how good they are, and also how their signature restaurants cater for vegan guests. There are very few […]

Asia's 10 most beautiful train journeys

Asia’s 10 most beautiful train journeys

An atmospheric train ride is second to none. The perfect way to get to know a country’s landscapes and customs, train trips transform perfunctory journey time into an experience in itself. There are myriad fantastic routes across Asia to choose from, ranging from the more upscale first-class carriages to those which are more basic, but […]

5 Marriott International hotels in Asia that cater for vegan guests

5 Marriott International hotels in Asia that cater for vegan guests

The fast-paced, continuing growth in veganism and vegan travel is exciting for those of us that wish to follow a plant based lifestyle. The fact that leading brands are supporting this dietary trend means that we can choose to stay at some of the best hotels in the world and still enjoy dining safe in […]