Article Archive for September 2013

Private Villas, Private Views

September 30, 2013 - 10:51 am | 3169 views

One of the true joys of renting a private villa on Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali for a holiday is that every pleasure is exclusively yours. There's no competition for sun beds or the best table for dinner, and even the views are unobstructed. You can wake, eat, lounge, swim and bathe, constantly surrounded by stunning ocean or jungle vistas. Modern lifestyles rarely afford us either the surroundings or the time to stop and enjoy the view. Most people spend the majority of their day bathed in arti …
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Beach Style for the Boys

September 26, 2013 - 10:38 am | 20879 views

In the past, holiday menswear has suffered an unfortunate reputation for lurid Hawaiian print shirts and nightmarish lycra speedos. However, all this has changed in recent years, with a dedicated fashion sector opening up for stylish men on vacation. It is not only women who have the chance to showcase their style on beach holidays in Thailand and Bali. Increasing numbers of men are making style statements with their outfits, with fashions that look as good on the beach as they do in the bar. …
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Adventure Holidays in Southeast Asia

September 23, 2013 - 12:24 pm | 19648 views

Holidays are no longer just about rest and relaxation. With a private rental villa in Thailand or Bali as your holiday home base, adrenaline seekers can now choose from a range of thrills on land and sea to strike a balance between high time and down time. Increasing numbers of travellers choose their holiday destination based on the opportunities on offer for a adventure. Extreme sports have been growing in popularity worldwide in recent years, not only for the excitement they offer spectato …
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Bathe Away the Stress

September 20, 2013 - 10:50 am | 11629 views

One of the attractions of staying in a private villa is the opportunity to indulge in long, blissful soaks in the ensuite bathtub or linger that bit longer under a relaxing rainshower. If you choose the right selection of products to enhance the moment; bath or shower time will soon become one of the highlights of the holiday. The facilities provided at private villas in Thailand and Bali are second to none and offer guests the ultimate tranquil space for relaxation and a break from their …
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Bali Family Holidays

September 16, 2013 - 2:49 pm | 2078 views

Bali is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for families according to the results of a recent survey ... …
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Thailand Promotes Culture

September 16, 2013 - 2:37 pm | 1414 views

Thailand’s Ministry if Culture is increasing its role in assisting the Kingdom’s museums and other cultural attractions to generate more revenue from Thai history... …
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Meet Your Private Villa Chef

September 16, 2013 - 10:49 am | 4168 views

One of the most appealing aspects of renting a private holiday villa is that you can also enjoy the services of your very own personal chef. Chef Petch prepares top class cuisine for villa guests on Koh Samui in Thailand, so we asked her for some insights into the culinary side of luxury island living. Food and drink are both key ingredients for a memorable holiday, and in Thailand and Bali, the best private rental villas often employ a trained cook or experienced chef on the permanent staff …
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iPhone 5c – travel companion

September 13, 2013 - 11:17 am | 15127 views

Just like its predecessors, the stylish new iPhone 5c functions as a phone, camera, music player and personal computer, and that's before you even start choosing downloadable apps to take with you. With a few tempting additions, this new model may be the winter season's top choice for savvy travellers heading off on a villa holiday. As more people jump onto the smartphone wagon, it seems that Apple can do no wrong. Considered by many to be the ultimate smartphone, the iPhone 5 offers trav …
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Healthy Villa Holidays in Thailand

September 12, 2013 - 10:11 am | 2575 views

Private rental villas on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui offer guests a unique opportunity to simply relax and recharge, but with a choice of more active holiday pursuits right on your villa's doorstep, and a personal concierge to arrange trips and activities, you  can also return home feeling a little fitter then when you left. When you finally arrive at your chosen holiday villa after a hectic home and work schedule, most people just want to kick off their shoes, collapse on a sun be …
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Villa Holiday Beach Reads

September 05, 2013 - 10:24 am | 9076 views

Letting your imagination run wild with a wonderful book is a great way to entertain yourself on a lazy afternoon spent chilling by the pool or beach while staying at a private villa in Thailand or Bali. On a winter break to Southeast Asia, why not liven up your lounging time with one of these bestsellers? Unless you have already retired, the routine of everyday life rarely affords the chance to settle down for a few hours with a good book. If this sounds familiar, then you will probably like …
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