Article Archive for February 2014

Private Villa Birthday Bash

February 27, 2014 - 10:42 am | 8397 views

Increasingly popular as wedding venues, private villas located on one of Southeast Asia’s splendid tropical islands are also the ideal place to hold a landmark birthday celebration you will never forget. If the prospect of celebrations at a local Italian restaurant with a bottle of red and a badly cooked pizza are giving you the “birthday blues”, why not make 2014 the year for a change? An increasing number of people are opting to ring in their milestone birthdays by throwing lively …
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Time Zone tips on a Family Villa Holiday

February 24, 2014 - 10:44 am | 1574 views

With so many family friendly options now offered in Southeast Asia’s top holiday destinations, parents increasingly travel further from home to enjoy some quality with their children. Private villas on Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali are the perfect choice for a family holiday, but long haul travel also comes with its challenges. Here are some suggestions to make the time zone transition a little easier for the kids, and by default the parents too. Everyone suffers from jet-lag after a long haul …
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Happy Tropical Holiday Hair

February 20, 2014 - 10:56 am | 3997 views

Girls that choose the right selection of hair styles and products to travel with can keep their hair looking sleek, shiny and “social media fabulous” throughout a villa vacation in tropical Southeast Asia. Whilst on holiday in a tropical destination like Thailand or Bali, you can guarantee that you’ll never be too far away from a camera, and with the growing popularity of online photograph platforms like Instagram, it is becoming ever more important that you always look your best. Unfor …
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Bali to target retirees

February 19, 2014 - 11:59 am | 2237 views

Tourism authorities in Bali are set to hone in on the mature visitor market, according to Made Mangku Pastika, Bali’s Governor. A recent study shows the island’s high potential when it comes to... …
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Novel Moments for your next Villa Holiday in Asia

February 17, 2014 - 10:14 am | 7307 views

Research suggests that just six minutes reading can be enough to reduce a person’s stress level by more than two thirds and staying at a private villa provides the perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the books you always wished you’d read. Here are some recommended pages to immerse yourself in between dips in the private pool. If pressed on the subject, most people would admit that they’d love to read more quality literature, but in a world increasingly built around instant in …
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Fun Ways to Holiday Fitness

February 13, 2014 - 10:49 am | 18213 views

Southeast Asia’s tropical island destinations offer a number of activities that will help you keep your beach body in perfect shape during your stay in paradise. Many people spend the months leading up to their beach vacations diligently following fitness regime in order to attain an enviably fit looking beach physique. However, if you are visiting culinary hotspots like Thailand or Bali, after a week spent indulging in creamy coconut curries and sweet sticky rice, you perfectly toned abs a …
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Ask the Villa Expert: Bang Por Beach, Koh Samui

February 10, 2014 - 11:26 am | 22778 views

Koh Samui’s northern shore has become the preferred choice for guests in search of a private and peaceful tropical stay. Our Villa Expert, Max Vee, heads to the tranquil north coast enclave of Bang Por and gives his insights on the area and its villas, including luxury newcomer Villa Blue View. Every year, more and more visitors from around the world are discovering the multitudinous attractions and alluring lifestyle choices on Thailand’s boutique island of Koh Samui. This inevitably …
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Hats off to holiday style

February 06, 2014 - 10:58 am | 30977 views

Hats are back, especially in sunny climes, and sophisticated travellers are already spicing up their holiday beach attire by donning the season’s most stylish headgear. This winter holiday season there’s a multitude of ways to add a little sass to your beach wardrobe –  designer footwear, beach bags and sunglasses can all help you to achieve the cool beach look you’re aiming for when you step out onto the sand. Another consideration when sculpting your unique vacation style is the …
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Newsletter May 2014

February 04, 2014 - 11:29 am | 2150 views

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Ask the Villa Expert: Bang Tao Beach, Phuket

February 03, 2014 - 11:16 am | 18217 views

Our resident villa expert Max Vee visits Phuket’s popular Bang Tao beach area, home to some of the island’s best villas, restaurants and beach clubs, and offers his inside tips for a memorable west coast holiday. Phuket now attracts more than a million visitors a month during peak season, but the island is large and diverse enough cope with its popularity and offers a wide range of holiday choices to suit various different tastes and budgets. Visitors looking to avoid the crowds, queue …
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