Article Archive for November 2013

Villa Pool Party

November 28, 2013 - 3:42 pm | 38616 views

The inviting infinity pools that come with most private villas in Thailand or Bali offer the perfect place to relax in peace. But with a selection of the right pool toys, games and accessories, guests of all ages can have a little fun without ever leaving their private oasis. Blissful hours spent relaxing by the side of a private pool is surely one of the highlights of any stay in a private holiday villa. Even better, at a villa you don’t need to worry about arriving early to snag a sun lou …
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Newsletter March 2014

November 27, 2013 - 4:32 pm | 1745 views

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Beach Read: Five Billion Years of Solitude

November 26, 2013 - 1:19 pm | 3460 views

The stars – and the universe they inhabit – have been an important part of festive celebrations throughout history, which makes this book the perfect choice for the end of year holidays. Author Lee Billings talks to leading scientists about the real possibility of life on other planets. You may think a book that takes on the science of “astrobiology” sounds like a bit of heavy subject to tackle while relaxing on a sun lounger at your private villa in Thailand or Bali. On the contr …
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5 Games to Play in a Private Villa

November 25, 2013 - 1:59 pm | 21214 views

When the sun sets, instead of switching on the TV, some guests choose to make the most of their time with friends and family in a private villa by getting the excitement flowing with a games night. Retro classics like Cluedo, Monopoly and Risk are guaranteed to liven up the evening with a little healthy competition. Although the private entertainment options on offer at a private villa in Thailand or Bali are vast and varied, sometimes it’s fun to keep things simple and a night of board gam …
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Thailand’s Festival of Light

November 18, 2013 - 2:37 pm | 1675 views

The annual Loy Krathong festival takes place in November, traditionally in the middle of the twelfth lunar month... …
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Marine Attractions in Thailand – Koh Hong

November 18, 2013 - 11:25 am | 16357 views

Thailand’s coastal scenery is among the most breathtaking in the world and visitors who stay on islands such as Phuket or Koh Samui should make a point of taking at least one boat trip during their stay. In the first of a series of dedicated blogs, our Villa Expert recommends some of the best boat trip destinations in the Andaman Sea, and the Gulf of Thailand … When you are lying by the pool at your private villa on Phuket or Koh Samui, looking out over azure seas peppered with picturesqu …
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Eco-friendly Villa Holiday Tips

November 15, 2013 - 1:03 pm | 3201 views

With visitor numbers to Thailand at an all time high, everyone that travels to the idyllic islands of Phuket and Koh Samui can play their part in helping to make sure they stay as beautiful for generations of travellers to come. Staying in a private villa and applying a few simple ideas will make sure you leave the island surroundings as beguiling as they were when you first arrived. In recent years, extensive development on islands like Phuket and Koh Samui has put a certain amount of strain …
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All is Well on an Island Retreat

November 07, 2013 - 10:40 am | 8876 views

Yoga and wellness retreats are gaining popularity in destinations across Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Indonesia. Visitors in search of a few activities to help them de-stress need look no further than the idyllic islands of Koh Samui, Phuket and Bali, all of which offer a number of wellness activities to help you relax and unwind. Islands like Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali are now peppered with health and wellness centres that offer something more than a snooze by the pool or the …
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Ask the Villa Expert: Sangsuri Villas, Koh Samui

November 05, 2013 - 10:18 am | 9716 views

Three exceptional new villas recently opened their doors to guests on Koh Samui’s unspoilt northwest coast; each one part of a tranquil beachside estate within easy reach of bustling Chaweng. Our Villa Expert, Max Vee, offers an inside view of Samui’s latest luxury addition. On an island peppered with more than your average number of fantastic private holiday villas, it’s not easy to raise the bar in terms of private luxury; but the villas on the Sangsuri Estate manage to do exac …
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