Category: Vietnam

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 […]

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12 of the best hotel interiors

As travellers today are more frequently in search of the unique and insta-worthy, ever more ravishing interiors are fast replacing the cookie-cutter ‘hotel look’ around the world. There is nothing more exciting than staying in a hotel that far exceeds expectations, capturing the ‘wow factor’ from the very first sight, and the industry is brimming […]

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

Luxury hotel irritations after two weeks of spending $1,000+ per night

When my 60th birthday mark loomed, I decided to declare 2018 “the birthday year”, and to book an extravagant holiday for my husband and me. I had taken similarly luxurious trips (with stays at the Mandarin or Peninsula group of hotels) intermixed with hostel-type places, but that was 10 years ago. With my husband of […]

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Luxury boat trips in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

The network of waterways in Southeast Asia chop and change as you follow the current. Between hives of activity with clusters of houses and hardworking fishermen, there are stretches of untouched countryside, mountains thick with jungle and towering limestone karsts. Not only do these waterways offer an insight into local life – a springboard to […]

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

5 InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam

Having tried and tested these five InterContinental hotels and resorts for vegan luxury travel in Hong Kong and Vietnam, we are pleased to say that they all catered excellently for us as vegan guests. During our visits we enjoyed extensive vegan breakfasts, vegan canapes in Club InterContinental and vegan fine dining experiences in their signature […]

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The best restaurants in Vietnam for the luxury traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is distinct, mouth-watering and bursting with flavour. A divine concoction of sweet, salty, sour and hot flavours, not overly spicy, with rice, noodles, fresh vegetables and herbs all playing a big role; there’s no wonder that over the years it has become more and more popular around the world. With a staggering 500 […]

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

5 of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in Vietnam

Vietnam is an exciting and vibrant Southeast Asian country where you can spend your time exploring dynamic and bustling cities, embracing the culture and natural beauty or checking in to a luxury spa resort to relax and rejuventate. However you decide to spend your vacation there are some exceptional hotels and resorts to choose from; […]

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

5 ways to eat like a local in Hanoi

Want to eat like a local in Hanoi? As a city, Hanoi is changing rapidly from the old to the new, and its rapid transformation is reflected clearly in the food scene: while fancy restaurants continue to pop up everywhere, the old street food culture still continues to flourish. The markets of Hanoi’s old quarter, […]

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

5 outstanding Six Senses resorts in southeast Asia

With a mission to “create exceptional guest experiences in stunning settings “Six Senses have long been associated with offering exemplary service in extraordinary locations; the Six Senses style of luxury travel is delivered in a manner that truly compliments the natural beauty of the surroundings by ensuring that the impact on the environment is minimal. […]

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 […]

Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Travel guide to Aman Resorts

Phenomenal luxury, exquisite comforts and an astonishing array of different cultures and landscapes, Aman serves up the best of the best every time. Below we have listed their properties in Asia, but specifically highlighting what we love about each one. Carry on reading and let us know in the comments if you have any other highlights […]

5 luxury honeymoon experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

5 luxury honeymoon experiences in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Planning a wedding is stressful, there’s no two ways about it. But planning a honeymoon should provide respite. No table plans to navigate, caterers to negotiate with, or photographers to sift through. This first holiday as a married couple should be the perfect tonic after a frantic few months. With a relaxed pace of life, […]

7 luxury reasons to visit Hanoi

7 luxury reasons to visit Hanoi

Having visited Vietnam many times previously it’s been some time since we passed through Hanoi, people kept telling us we should return for multiple reasons, including some ‘must visit’ hotels, delectable vegan food and the nearby stunning location of Ninh Binh. We heeded their advice and loved it, we will return again in the near […]

7 natural wonders you must see in Vietnam

7 natural wonders you must see in Vietnam

Southeast Asia has an incredible variety of destinations for nature tours, and Vietnam has received increasing amounts of recognition for its dreamlike landscape. This country has natural wonders that sneak up to you. Round a corner, and there it is — a gushing waterfall or a terraced rice field that you never expected. The following […]

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The 5 best destinations in Asia for a Summer holiday

The British summer time is often the best time of year to travel, particularly for those who are travelling with the family. But it is worth bearing in mind that there are only a handful of destinations in Asia that have good weather in August and September. Temperatures can soar to unbearable heights and the […]

5 top tips for getting tailor-made clothes in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 top tips for getting tailor-made clothes in Hoi An, Vietnam

Still waters, saffron-coloured buildings and streets untouched by the modern world; no trip to Vietnam is complete without a few days in the beautiful town of Hoi An. Nearly as famous as its well-preserved old quarter is a reputation for top-quality tailors. It’s impossible to amble down narrow roads without spotting countless shops with jumbo […]

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