Article Archive for July 2013

A long weekend on Phuket

July 29, 2013 - 4:51 pm | 4191 views

Even if you only have a few days to enjoy Phuket, there are plenty of things to keep you enthralled. The island boasts a vast range of activities so visitors can strike the perfect balance between relaxation, active pursuits and retail therapy. With direct connections to a number of cities in Asia, Phuket has become a popular short break destination and a choice of private villas makes it even more appealing for a swift escape form the stress of daily life. If you want to make the most of a t …
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Keep Stuff Safe

July 25, 2013 - 11:04 am | 1602 views

A dream holiday can turn into a nightmare if you are unlucky enough to lose any of your possessions, or worse still, fall victim to theft. Thankfully, a range of smart but simple accessories help travellers minimise the risk of their possessions being lost or damaged whilst on holiday. Despite spending large sums of money each year on travel insurance, we sometimes forget the extra measures that can be taken to ensure that our valuables are just as well protected as we are. Whether you are gu …
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Newsletter July 2013

July 23, 2013 - 4:49 pm | 1649 views

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Premiership Teams Visit Bangkok

July 23, 2013 - 4:36 pm | 1177 views

Soccer fans in Bangkok are enjoying the ultimate treat this month with English Premier League League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea visiting ... …
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Discovering Thai Wine

July 23, 2013 - 10:27 am | 2848 views

Visitors to Thailand are often surprised to find that the country is a wine producing nation. The varied landscape and altitudes mean that even tough it falls outside the traditional 30-50° latitude north and south zones, some areas offer the ideal climate for vineyards. Wine lovers on a trip Thailand will be pleased to learn that the Kingdom boasts no less that three distinct wine regions, each with different soil and climatic conditions and wineries that produce a range of different ty …
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Real Style Child

July 18, 2013 - 11:46 am | 13941 views

When you stay in a family holiday villa with plenty of space and storage, there's really no need to pack only the essentials for the kids. Whether its practical extras like sun protection or stylish beachwear for budding fashionistas, there's a vast choice of high-end holiday accessories now specifically designed for children. Choosing to enjoy a family holiday at a private villa in Southeast Asia may be a treat in itself, but just like the adults, kids love shopping for special items they ca …
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Holiday Playlist

July 15, 2013 - 10:38 am | 5014 views

Music is a very personal pleasure and staying in a private holiday villa offers the opportunity to choose your own holiday soundtrack. You can put together the playlist of albums and songs on your iPod and have it playing through the speakers day and night, inside and out, through a top quality sound system. We asked some of our owners and regular guests for their top of the chart villa tunes. iTunes celebrated its tenth birthday this year and with an estimated 30+ billion songs downlo …
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The Gift of Style

July 11, 2013 - 11:07 am | 36088 views

When you surround yourself with luxury at a private holiday villa, it's nice to take along a few personal accessories to match the elegance and sophistication of the surroundings. To avoid the crowds at the duty free shops, why not treat yourself to a unique holiday gift before you even reach the airport? The excitement of a pending vacation often inspires a pre-trip shopping spree and buying something special for yourself before a trip always adds to the pleasure of escape. If you feel like …
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Great Holiday Shopover

July 08, 2013 - 11:00 am | 4582 views

Private villa holidays are all about spoiling yourself with comfort, relaxation and fine food. But what about a little retail therapy? With direct flights to the top tropical islands from most of Southeast Asia's shopping meccas, stopover sprees make an attractive side trip, especially when just about everything is ON SALE. In July and August every year, many of Asia's top destinations offer visitors the added enticement of discount shopping to tempt them on a holiday before the tourist high …
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Luxury of convenience

July 04, 2013 - 4:46 pm | 1726 views

When you travel to countries like Thailand or Indonesia, known for their distinctive cultures and food, you may be concerned that you'll might miss out on a few home comforts, especially if you're travelling with children or planning a special celebration with friends. Worry not. All life's little pleasures are freely available, including some you probably wouldn't expect to find on a tropical island You can always spot the free-spirited globe trotters at the check-in desk. They travel swift …
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