Category: Thailand

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 […]

Thai Airways International’s Royal Silk class flat-bed seat

Computer-generated video of the new Royal Silk class flat-bed seat from Thai Airways International.

Suite of the week: Royal Residence at Mandain Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

Suite of the week: Royal Residence at Mandain Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

Suite name: Royal Residence Hotel: Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai Size of accommodation:  6,890 sq ft Cost per night: 230,000 Baht, plus taxes and service charge Who’s stayed there? Prime Minister, Head of State and several VIPs What makes it special? Unique design which inspired by a mix of northern Thai palace and Royal […]

Growing gourmet scene in Bangkok?

According to the Mail & Guardian, Bangkok is achieving a growing reputation as  a centre for  the gourmet lifestyle that could soon rival the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. The city  already hosted the Epicurean Masters of the World event which I blogged about earlier this year, and will host the World Gourmet […]

Poolside barbecue at lebua

Poolside barbecue at lebua

Barbecue in style while staying 2 nights in a Superior Suite at lebua at State Tower – one of the most spacious suites in Bangkok, complete with river and city views. Enjoy their daily international  breakfast each morning and on one evening of your choice partake in their live barbecue poolside and choose from the […]

Weekend offer for visitors to the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok

Escape from your daily routine at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok from just THB 6,300. Arrive on a Friday or Saturday for two nights or more and you’ll get to  enjoy complimentary BTS Skytrain pass, 15% off treatments at The Grande Spa and daily buffet breakfast.

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The new Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand

The Sofitel Phokeethra Krabi Resort & Spa has officially opened this month. Perfect for honeymooners or couples on a romantic getaway or honeymooners, the resort is home to Asia’s first LeSpa health and wellness complex. Try the LeSpa ‘Signature Treatment Package’ priced at 7,250 baht (US$215) a night, based on  double occupancy of a deluxe […]

The most expensive meal in the world?

The most expensive meal in the world?

15 paying customers and 25 invited guests  received a $1m bill  (yes, you read that right – $1,000,000) for a meal in a Bangkok hotel this month.   They jetted in from all over the world and enjoyed a charity  evening  dubbed “Epicurean Masters of the World” on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel […]