Article Archive for December 2012

The Villa Satisfaction Survey (Part One)

December 27, 2012 - 10:07 am | 2895 views

With the end of the world now safely past, thoughts turn to the winter holiday season and the smartest travellers have already booked themselves a tropical island villa to escape the cold. With all the doom and gloom predictions floating around the web, even staying indoors is chilling, so renting a private holiday pad is definitely the right way to go. To help you plan your own version of paradise, we asked some of our regular guests what their top choices are for the ultimate private villa …
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Newsletter December

December 26, 2012 - 3:08 pm | 931 views

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Johnnie Walker Voyager

December 21, 2012 - 8:58 am | 10888 views

Scottish spirit maker John Walker & Sons is currently sponsoring an epic ocean voyage through the Asia Pacific region aboard an exclusive... …
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Thailand Asia Spa Capital 2012

December 21, 2012 - 8:54 am | 939 views

Thailand is now officially a global centre for massage treatments, spa facilities and wellness tourism, having garnered the 2012 Asian Spa Capital... …
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Wedding Independence

December 20, 2012 - 1:29 pm | 1136 views

British magazine editor Jules and his Taiwanese travel writer partner Tina chose Villa Tievoli, a newly completed luxury property at the Sava Estate on Natai Beach close to Phuket as the venue for their recent wedding. We asked the couple how they rated the experience and what made the day extra special when compared to the other options they had considered for their big day. "We knew from the very beginning that we wanted to make our wedding day different," said Jules. "Both of us have l …
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Phuket Sport Supreme

December 19, 2012 - 2:44 pm | 1217 views

Phuket is fast becoming a favourite destination for sports enthusiasts and serious athletes from around the world. The island has long been... …
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Heavenly Hospitality at Upni Duniya

December 14, 2012 - 9:51 am | 2068 views

Ms. Utumporn Aupatcha is the Managing Director of one of Koh Samui's most magnificent beachside villas — Upni Duniya. The exclusive beachfront residence comprises nine luxurious suites set amid beautifully landscaped tropical grounds with an indulgent ocean view infinity pool overlooking the soft sands of Big Buddha Beach and the calming waters of the Thai Gulf. With its unique, harmonious designs and leading-edge home technology, Upni Duniya is a personalised pleasure palace that trul …
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Local Flavour Focus

December 06, 2012 - 1:56 pm | 1346 views

Southeast Asian cuisine is righty famous for its incredible mix of ingredients and flavours. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are all well known as foodies' destinations and the choice of dishes on offer in each country is so vast that you could never hope to try everything on the local menu on a single culinary visit. There are, however, certain ubiquitous dishes that are widely available; their popularity extends across regions and even crosses borders, with slight variations de …
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The other side of paradise

December 03, 2012 - 11:28 am | 10639 views

A must read if your heading to Phuket to get some winter warmth this year, or to any tropical island for that matter, is Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons. Although far from a ground breaking idea, this novel is never-the-less an empathetic and well crafted account of one man's attempt to follow his dreams and escape the cruel London world he lives in, when his attempts to stop a burglary go sour and he is accused himself of a crime. In a genuine effort to start a new life in paradise w …
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