Article Archive for August 2013

Newsletter August 2013

August 29, 2013 - 3:17 pm | 1333 views

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Shady Vacation Chic

August 29, 2013 - 10:14 am | 73044 views

When you are lounging on the beach on Koh Samui, or chilling by your private villa’s pool in Phuket, it's a good idea to protect your eyes from the bright sunshine – while looking good at the same time. Choosing the right style and colour sunglasses lets you combine shade with the ultimate fashion statement. While many people see sunglasses as a functional holiday necessity to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, they can also be a major style statement. A great pair of gla …
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Break Out, Eat In

August 26, 2013 - 1:56 pm | 1982 views

Although perhaps a less obvious benefit than fabulous views and personalised services; the food prepared for guests in the kitchens of holiday villas  is one of the key ingredients for a sensational stay. Our Villa Expert, Max Vee, shares his villa tasting menu. The best holidays are remembered for a variety of reasons. It might be the enchanting, relaxed location that stands out, perhaps simple an abundance of sunshine and fresh sea air. But one of the most often mentioned highlights (o …
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Elegant Excursions

August 22, 2013 - 10:33 am | 1556 views

For fashionable travellers, the beach isn't the only place that requires a sense of style. Maintaining a level of travel chic before, during and after a long haul flight is part and parcel of the luxury lifestyle. These 5 sleek accessories will help you traverse the globe with panache. Most people would love to look and feel great after a long haul flight – arriving fresh and fabulous at their luxurious private holiday villa. Unfortunately, due to jet lag, processed plane food and re-cycled …
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Make the most of Bali

August 19, 2013 - 10:45 am | 12258 views

Bali is a multi-dimensional island that offers much more than stunning sunsets and sea views. Our Villa Expert Max Vee highlights some of the characteristics that make the island unique, and suggests some ways that visitors can make the most of the Island of the Gods.   When it comes to travel hotspots, Bali has been on the A list in Asia for more than two decades. Just like its sister islands in Thailand; Indonesia's favourite hotspot has recovered quickly from natural and political disa …
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Natural holiday skin savers

August 15, 2013 - 1:09 pm | 20893 views

Over exposure to sun, sea and sand can have an unhealthy effect on your skin. By investing in a few key products containing naturally beneficial ingredients, you'll remain radiant throughout your next tropical holiday and also when you get home. People who visit the idyllic beaches on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand often spend hours sunbathing and working on the perfect tan. If this is you, there are a few products you should consider to make sure that by the end of your vacati …
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Beach Read: Red or Dead by David Peace

August 13, 2013 - 10:14 am | 2933 views

The latest football novel to hit the best-seller list is built around the career of legendary Liverpool Football Club manager, Bill Shankly. A fascinating story of a visionary leader battling to stay true to a game increasingly driven by uncompromising commerce. Red or Dead is the follow up to David Peace's novel The Damned Utd (2006), which was also made into a film. The book was based on the true story of charismatic football manager Brian Clough's and his disastrous 44-day tenure at Le …
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Smart in the Sun

August 08, 2013 - 11:35 am | 1729 views

Even when they are relaxing by a pool or on a tropical beach in Thailand, most girls still want to look and feel their best. With the right beach accessories close to hand, you can enjoy long days lounging in the sun while at the same time feeling refreshed, entertained and fabulous. Our resident beach belle, Rebecca Foster, shares some of her sun soaking tips. A good percentage of the 20 million visitors that arrived in Thailand last year (especially the female ones) spent at least part of t …
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Eco-tourism on Bali

August 07, 2013 - 5:25 pm | 1147 views

Thousands of visitors flock to Bali each year to take in the island's natural beauty, but a rapid increase in tourist numbers ... …
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Ask the Villa Expert: Kamala Bay, Phuket

August 06, 2013 - 10:37 am | 7930 views

Our resident villa expert Max Vee visits Kamala Bay on Phuket, a.k.a Millionaire's Mile thanks to the exclusive parade of exclusive and luxurious private residences that grace the area. He gives his inside tips on the area and points out the attractions that make this one of the island’s top choices for a private villa stay. Kamala Bay has long been known as one of Phuket's most appealing and prestigious addresses. The area quickly developed as an upscale alternative to the largely mass mar …
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