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Start planning your meaningful Winter break

Start planning your meaningful Winter break

For those of you who would like to keep the Vitamin D levels up naturally, with sunshine, this Winter, it is time to start planning.
Thailand welcomes back luxury yacht charters

Thailand welcomes back luxury yacht charters

Since the 1st of March 2022, Thailand has opened its borders to international tourism, allowing flight, border crossings and entry by water so that luxury yacht charters can once again resume. To be granted entry, fully vaccinated visitors must apply for a pass under the TEST & GO scheme or the sandbox programme. Visitors who
Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Coming in 2024: Rosewood Residences Kamala

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced Rosewood Residences Kamala, the first branded residential project in Kamala on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Located next to one of the most discrete coastlines along the lush tropical hillside of Kamala Bay and set in a posh neighborhood brimming with shops and restaurants, the property’s 14 stand-alone luxury
Southeast Asia's top 5 remote beaches

Southeast Asia's top 5 remote beaches

Any sun-loving traveller’s dream is to stumble across a secret beach. Ideally, we’re thinking somewhere you can get a sense of escapism, but can still access your creature comforts. Here’s a run-down of the top five beaches of Southeast Asia that offer that feeling of blissful remoteness, with a few luxury perks thrown in as well. 1.Koh
A luxury Thailand wedding

A luxury Thailand wedding

Whether it’s the glowing beauty of the bride, the grace of the first dance or the venue itself, aesthetics matter when it comes to your wedding day. This explains why foreign locations are becoming increasingly desirable by those approaching their big day. Thailand is currently a very popular location, offering landscapes of genuine beauty that
The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The 5 greatest natural wonders in Koh Samui, Thailand

The beautiful island of Koh Samui has it all. With white sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, and clear oceans, it really is an idyllic island paradise. It is a lesser known holiday destination, but is one of Thailand’s secret havens: it was only discovered by tourists in the last 20 years and since then has grown
Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

Enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class in Thailand

A five star resort has launched a brand new experience for guests to enjoy an authentic street food tour and cookery class followed by the chance to prepare a meal for over 20 disabled children in Khao Lak, Thailand. The Sarojin‘s new “Street Food, Cook for Kids” package is designed to bring guests into contact with
Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Sky high in Bangkok, Thailand

Travelers visiting Bangkok’s central business and nightlife district, Silom, will be confronted by a myriad of entertainment  options, but here we make a couple of suggestions to “elevate” your experiences – quite literally! Take to the cockpit of a 737, and then  visit the Vertigo restaurant and bar at the capital’s Banyan Tree. Flight Experience
A guide to Bangkok's temples

A guide to Bangkok's temples

Few cities have the energy and intensity of Bangkok. With 12 million people, it’s long been a big player in terms of size, but investment over the past 30 years has turned it into a bustling metropolis on a par with Singapore or Tokyo. And when it comes to food and nightlife, it’s one of the best cities
Photograph of the week: A storm near Koh Chang, Thailand

Photograph of the week: A storm near Koh Chang, Thailand

This photograph was taken earlier this year during a trip to Koh Chang in Thailand. Jon Raho passed this bridge several times during his stay there, and finally decided to stop one late afternoon to take a photograph of the sunset. But instead the weather changed and he was faced with a black cloud engulfing
Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Luxury and fried silkworms in Northeast Thailand

Silk-weaving is a well-established, traditional craft in the rural villages of Northeast Thailand (or “Isan” as the locals call it.)  Old ladies with wizened faces sit at their antique wooden looms on a dusty floor, skillfully and painstakingly threading the most intricate of “mudmee” weft patterns into the warp. Indeed, archaeologists found the oldest silk
Bangkok bites

Bangkok bites

Just in case any of you are visiting Bangkok in the next few weeks, here are a few suggestions of what’s on at some of Bangkok’s top eateries. The Déjà Vu restaurant in the Pullman Bangkok King Power are running “A Taste of Caviar” special from 18th to 30th January 2011. Enjoy Champagne and caviar
Trek with the elephants at Thailand's Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

Trek with the elephants at Thailand's Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa

If you’ve never sat on an elephant, here is your chance: The Anantara Golden Triangle Resort and Spa features elephants as its main attraction. So pack your garment bags, and hop on board to explore the surrounding bamboo jungle of Thailand while sitting on one of these magnificent creatures. The Royal Thai Government established the
3 unforgettable Thai experiences

3 unforgettable Thai experiences

For many of us, our only experience with Thailand is the Anglicised version of their food. It’s delicious, but what’s truly special is travelling to the country itself and visiting Thai people, learning Thai culture, and in general enjoying what this amazing Asian country has to offer. It can provide you with the experience of
Six Senses of Thailand

Six Senses of Thailand

Rewarding all the senses is enjoying Thailand to the fullest. Do more and experience more of this destination. Luxuriate in the legendary warm hospitality and enjoy the kingdom’s pristine natural environment. Discover the wonders of an exotic culture and the local way of life. Venture to the picturesque island of Yao Noi in breathtaking Phang

Pattaya for the luxury traveller

I was inspired to write this article by a comment made by Nick P on another of my articles on ALTB. Pattaya is much maligned, even by expats who live in Thailand. Those of us who live, or have lived, in Patters are the butt of many jokes. You’ll have heard the one about the