Category: Asia

5 best beaches on Miyako-jima, Japan

5 best beaches on Miyako-jima, Japan

Many things may spring to mind when someone says “Japan”, but it is likely that white sand beaches and turquoise waters are not among them. Best known perhaps for a richness of culture, a deep rooted history, or even as the country that offers arguably the worlds best powder skiing, its merits as a beach […]

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Top 10 countries in the world to go skinny dipping

Though swimming naked is still taboo in some countries, it is perfectly acceptable in many parts of the world to bare it all and enjoy a swim without fear of judgment. But where are the best countries for skinny dipping? New research from Outforia has revealed the world’s top 10 skinny dipping countries and France […]

5 must-visit hotels from around the world

5 must-visit hotels from around the world

We all travel for different reasons. Some are looking for those unique locations, others want to travel back in time. And then there’s those who travel for a particular hotel, just because it’s unique or iconic….or possibly even both. Below is my favourite top 5 when it comes to hotels which I like to categorise […]

New luxury arrives in Azerbaijan: InterContinental Baku

New luxury arrives in Azerbaijan: InterContinental Baku

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has debuted its world-renowned luxury brand InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in Azerbaijan with the recent opening of InterContinental Baku. The 128-room, new-build property overlooks the scenic Baku Bay, allowing guests to experience the InterContinental Life in luxurious modern surroundings while enjoying mesmerizing views of […]

Top 8 places to visit in India during monsoon season

Top 8 places to visit in India during monsoon season

In India, there are two monsoons. One is the southwest monsoon, which lasts from June to September and showers the whole of India. The other is the northeast or winter monsoon which brings seasonal rainfall to Southeast India from October to December. For ages, the monsoon in India has been the base for trade in […]

New to the Maldives: Siyam World, Maldives

New to the Maldives: Siyam World, Maldives

A bold new world of possibilities beckons in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll this Autumn, with confirmation that the highly anticipated Siyam World, Maldives will open. A natural, carefree playground promising an eye-popping array of “never-seen-before” experiences across land, sea and sky, Siyam World is set to transform the monotonous Maldivian holiday mould with its striking […]

Hilton Maldives Amingiri - Hilton's fourth resort in the Maldives

Hilton Maldives Amingiri – Hilton’s fourth resort in the Maldives

Scheduled to open at the end of this year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri will mark the entry of Hilton’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into the Maldives. It will be the fourth resort under the company’s portfolio of brands in the Maldives, joining Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and SAii Lagoon Maldives, […]

Rosewood Chongqing to open in 2030

Rosewood Chongqing to open in 2030

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® has been appointed by Chongqing Sunac Huacheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. to manage Rosewood Chongqing, set to open in the city’s Central Business District in 2030. Situated in the Jiangbeizui International Financial Center, one of China’s preeminent establishments for financial services, the ultra-luxury hotel will underscore Chongqing’s rapid economic development […]

Navutu Dreams Pool

Luxury resort staycations in Siem Reap

Siem Reap with no tourists is providing a unique experience for the locals and expats who call Siem Reap or Cambodia home. During the month of June, there were only 500 tickets sold to visit Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples, in previous years, monthly visitor numbers would have been in excess of 200,000. Understandably, […]

A guide to 5 of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts

A guide to 5 of Japan’s traditional arts and crafts

Japan has a creative streak that dates back 10,000 years, to the Jomon people – the first settlers of these storied islands, and some of the world’s first potters. That streak has continued into the age of anime, chindogu, uncanny robots and idiosyncratic fashion trends… yet the old ways hold an enduring appeal. Below, we […]

Is this the Maldives' most ethical burger?

Is this the Maldives’ most ethical burger?

Innovative island resort Amilla Maldives has revealed what is believed to be ‘The Most Ethical Burger in the Maldives’: a mouth-watering marriage of the finest ethically sourced meat, homemade gluten free bun and fermented pickle, homegrown salad and egg… and even ketchup homemade from organic, island-grown bananas and coconut sugar. The guilt-free burger has been […]

Top 5 honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

Top 5 honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

Pristine beaches, crystal blue waters and classy resorts… the Maldives is a perfect getaway for honeymooners. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a year-round holiday destination, offering the perfect ambience for couples to spend time together in water villas with the serene ocean underneath. Wake up to the beautiful sunrise […]

The best private travel experiences in Asia

The best private travel experiences in Asia

When luxury travel to Asia soon returns, there are those of us with the budget and the desire for a private travel experience. Whether flying via private jet, chartering a private yacht, or renting a luxury private villa, the demand for seamless and exclusive travel is on the rise. Asia is well suited for this […]

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

5 mouth-watering destinations for foodies

Just as a picture can paint a thousand words, a plate of food can showcase a thousand years of history. It can tell the tale of intermingling cultures, the forging of pioneering trade routes, the discovery of new techniques and ingredients… all while delighting and dazzling the palate. If the way to your heart is […]

Petrols wave at Six Senses Laamu

Surfing in the Maldives

Daring travellers on the lookout for future adventures should start planning for a surf trip to the Maldives, where they can experience sensational swells and a true surfer’s paradise away from the crowds. Unknown to many travellers, the Maldives is amongst the world’s leading surf spots thanks to its uncrowded waves, mellow barrels and long […]

Bawah Resort in Indonesia

The most ultra-luxurious island retreats you need to know about!

What could be better than an island retreat to ease back into the rhythm of traveling? It’s certainly one of the best solutions if you want to avoid the crowds, but equally a reward towards yourself for the tough times we’ve all had to face recently. In case you don’t know where to start looking, […]