Article Archive for June 2013

Vacation vogue

June 27, 2013 - 11:12 am | 26449 views

Travellers who choose private villas as their preferred form of accommodation are generally independent, stylish and adventurous personalities. If you prefer to set trends rather than follow them, our travel style expert suggests at least one of these 5 bespoke travel accessories should be on your next holiday shopping list. Travelling is becoming an art form and some travel accessories are as elegant as they are practical. Trip savvy designers and bespoke labels help you turn heads at the ch …
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Ask the Villa Expert

June 24, 2013 - 1:59 pm | 4643 views

Bophut Fisherman's Village Our resident villa expert Max Vee visits Bophut Fisherman's Village on Koh Samui, perhaps the island's most popular location for exclusive accommodation, fine dining and boutique beachside attractions. He gives his inside tips on the exceptional private villas on offer in the area as well as the visitor highlights that make this one of the island's top beachside locales. About the location Poised on Samui's picturesque northern coast overlooking the neighb …
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Newsletter June 2013

June 24, 2013 - 11:32 am | 1396 views

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Bridging the generation gap

June 20, 2013 - 10:27 am | 3242 views

According to travel agent statistics, an estimated 34 percent of families are now enjoying multi-generational holidays every two to three years, with many family groups planning their vacations around landmark event such as birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. Private villas offer a host of options for the whole family to enjoy, from the toddlers to their grandparents. Generous amounts of private space, expansive gardens and easy access to activities and attractions all add up to a fun, rel …
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Apps that travel

June 17, 2013 - 10:46 am | 14328 views

As global travel becomes the rule rather than the exception, gone are the days of hand-written holiday packing lists and dog-eared language phrasebooks. Savvy jet-setters travel light but well equipped with their smartphones and tablets loaded up with useful and interactive mobile applications. Preparing for a holiday or weekend break abroad can be fun, especially if you're looking forward to getting away, but it can also be time consuming and even sometimes adds to the pre-travel stress. Thi …
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Queen's Cup draws stars to Samui

June 13, 2013 - 10:51 am | 1005 views

The official regional sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour, recently announced the return on... …
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Ride like the wind

June 13, 2013 - 10:07 am | 1501 views

Kiteboarding, or Kitesurfing as its known when there are waves involved, has taken the world by storm. With the monsoon winds picking up in Thailand, boarders can be spotted daily catching wind windows and riding the white capped oceans off beaches around the kingdom. What makes kiteboarding so popular is that it combines the most exciting elements of its on-water cousins — sailing, windsurfing, wake-boarding and surfing. This means it's exciting to watch from the shore, but even more thrillin …
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On the phuket set

June 10, 2013 - 10:20 am | 6717 views

Thailand's renowned nightlife offerings were once considered the country's least attractive asset. Although there's no denying a sleazy side remains in some areas, more sophisticated entertainment choices have developed from the girlie bar scene and now draw the couples, families and friends for an evening of glittering entertainment in popular destinations like Phuket. If you like drama, music and dazzling costumes, Phuket's Las Vegas style stage shows blend traditional Thai culture with gl …
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Newsletter May 2013

June 06, 2013 - 10:06 am | 1289 views

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Techno-travel made easy

June 06, 2013 - 10:01 am | 17583 views

Technology is changing the way people travel and in most cases it's for the better. A whole host of new ideas and innovations now address the stress of the journey, not only making A to B more comfortable, but also the experience of relaxing at your destination. Here are 5 travel gadgets for the globally mobile… Trakdot™Luggage is a tracking device that means you'll never again be left wondering if your suitcase made it onto the same flight as you did. Simply add the device to your check-in …
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