Category: Thailand

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Samui celebrates second birthday with stylish beach party

Karma Resorts‘ second property, Karma Samui on the idyllic Koh Samui, Thailand recently celebrated its second year of operation with a stylish, beach-themed party on its golden sands. Over 100 guests were treated to a night of exquisite, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine created by executive chef Stefano Leone, accompanied by flowing champagne and fireworks. Music to accompany […]

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

Veranda Chiang Mai opens in Northern Thailand

A serene luxury spa retreat dedicated to pure relaxation is opening in Northern Thailand. Veranda Chiang Mai is sister to the chic and highly successful Veranda Resort Hua Hin, which has become a favourite getaway for Bangkok’s trendsetters. Terraced gardens, water features including a dramatic infinity-edged hillside swimming pool and feng shui landscaping create a […]

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Interview with Michael Groux of justLUXE Magazine and The Privileged Collection

Michael Groux  is  CEO and President of justLUXE Magazine and Founder and CEO of The Privileged Collection brand. justLUXE was launched in the summer of 2004. It resides under the parent company, LUXEmont, a luxury lifestyle publication. justLUXE focuses on the affluent lifestyle of world travelers. The magazine covers, luxury air travel, mega-yachts, fine real […]

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?

Looking for the best in trendy hotels?   Look no further… Tripadvisor claim to have found them  in their ‘top 10 hot hotels’ list.   Here it is: Sanderson Hotel London, England   Front Hotel, Denmark   Rocco Forte Villa Kennedy, Germany     Britania Hotel, Portgual   Dream Bangkok, Thailand   DO & CO […]

Chiva-Som... in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som… in Ireland?!

Chiva-Som is a world-renowned luxury health resort locatedon the beach of Hua-Hin, Thailand. Offering individualised programmes from stress reduction to pure pampering, this destination spa is dedicated to helping guests revitalise mind and body, and provides extensive health facilities.  And now spa devotees seeking a taste of Chiva-Som in Ireland will have the unique opportunity […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

Culinary vacations and spa specials from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

Culinary vacations and spa specials from JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa has two great packages on offer. Their Thai Delights Experience requires a 4-night minimum stay and promises deluxe accommodation, airport transfers by limo, a one-hour massage for two, breakfast each morning and a full day at the Ginja restaurant’s cooking school, with prices starting from just over $1,000.   […]

Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new Web site called Amazing Thailand  to tell us there’s more to Thailand than just lots of beautiful beaches.   With categories for ‘Thai-ness’,  ‘Nature’, ‘Treasure’, ‘Festivities’ and more, the site promotes more than 300 special deals for inbound travellers and lists more than  2,000 travel products […]

Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Asia, according to Tripadvisor

Layana Resort and Spa –  Ko Lanta, Thailand Shangri-La Hotel –  Singapore Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – Rangali Island, Maldives Tongsai Bay Cottages & Hotel – Ko Samui, Thailand Oriental Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand Lebua at State Tower – Bangkok, Thailand Oberoi Amarvilas – Agra, India Kurumba Maldives – North Male Atoll, Maldives Royal Park […]

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

Opening offer from the Dusit Princess Koh Chang

The Dusit Princess Koh Chang – Koh Chang’s newest 5 star resort, complete with modern amenities, spa, swimming pool, and pool villas on private beach – has a special opening package. Enjoy 2 nights for only 5,500 Baht in a Beachfront Deluxe Room or 7,000 Baht in a Pool Villa, inclusive of breakfast and many […]

Top 10 beachside destinations

Top 10 beachside destinations

Vacations are always more fun when there’s a coastline in view, or at least so say Tripadvisor.   They’ve come up with a list outlining their top 10 favourite beachside destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Honolulu, Hawaii   Cancun, Mexico Surfer’s Paradise, Australia Negril, Jamaica Miami, Florida Viti Levu, Fiji Boracay, Philippines Tenerife, Canary Islands […]

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

The most popular destinations for adventure travellers?

iExplore, named the Best Adventure Travel Website by Forbes Magazine and Travel + Leisure, has announced a list of top 10 world travel destinations as determined by purchases made by adventure and experiential travellers.   Egypt retains its number one spot, but South Africa jumps to the number 2 spot (from 19th position the year […]

The amazing growth of Banyan Tree

The amazing growth of Banyan Tree

From just one property in 1994, in  just 13  years Banyan Tree has expanded to more than twenty properties today. But perhaps all the more impressive is the awards that it’s picked up along the way. Over the past decade and more, Banyan Tree has received an incredible 340 awards. Mostly recently, Banyan Tree Lijiang […]

2007 Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards

The key winners from this year’s Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards are recognised by ‘Crystal Awards’. These are the crème de la crème of the innumerable winners, limited to just one from each continent. The five (there aren’t many to choose from in Antarctica!) to shine through this year are as follows: Favorite Spa of […]

New Jacuzzi suites and pool villas at Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa, Phuket

New Jacuzzi suites and pool villas at Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa, Phuket

The Cape Panwa Hotel and Spa in Phuket has added 12  brand new Jacuzzi suites and 6 two-bedroom pool villas to its already impressive line up of accommodation. The  dramatic creations offer  panoramic views of the beach  and  are furnished with stylish fixtures and fittings with opulent soft furnishings and rich and luxurious Thai silk […]

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

First year celebrations of the Etihad Guest loyalty programme

To celebrate the first birthday of its Etihad Guest loyalty programme, Etihad Airways is running a series of promotions throughout mid-September 2007. Register for various online drawings and you could win a trip to the Italian Grand Prix, to Formula 1 races in Belgium, to Thailand, or various other prizes from travel to diamonds. Membership […]