Article Archive for March 2014

Phuket Scores High on Asia’s Best Beaches List

March 31, 2014 - 11:29 am | 1512 views

Eight Thai beaches were recently named on the Trip Advisor® “Top 25 Beaches in Asia” list. Proof positive that when it comes to the finest stretches of sand, Thailand still offers visitors a superlative seaside destination. Thailand’s superb beaches have continued been attracting lovers of sand and sea form around the world ever since the first backpackers began wandering in the Kingdom during the 1970s to explore the its fabulous coastline and visit offshore islands by long tail boat. …
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Eclectic Phuket

March 27, 2014 - 11:45 am | 1951 views

Whether you are in search of world-class eateries, vibrant local festivals or merely a chilled cocktail whilst watching the sun set over the Andaman Sea, Phuket has it all. Thanks to the island’s size and diversity, it is also very easy to avoid the mass tourist crowds, especially if you stay in a private rental villa. Home to a fascinating range of historical treasures, world-class beaches and world class restaurants, even repeat visitors never tire of things to see and do on Thailand’s …
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Phuket’s Sister Act

March 24, 2014 - 11:00 am | 18239 views

The bravery of two sisters who led an army of local people against Burmese invaders remains an important part of Phuket’s culture and history today. Anyone who has ever visited Phuket may have heard the story behind the Heroines Monument, a landmark statue and roundabout located on the island’s Thepkasattri Road in Thalang. On Phuket, the moving tale behind the statue of Lady Chan and Lady Mook continues to inspire locals and visitors year after year, and their spirit has ensured a pla …
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Tropical Evening Elegance

March 17, 2014 - 11:35 am | 11509 views

With the right wardrobe strategy there is no reason for ladies to look anything less than their best on holiday in the tropics, even once the sun  sets and mosquitos come out to play. Sophisticated women travellers who have invested in designer bikinis, sarongs and sandals for their holiday villa beachwear wardrobe, usually want to look just stylish once night has fallen. It may be tempting to cool off from a day of swimming and sunbathing by slipping on your favourite new sundress for a few …
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How to explore a tropical island

March 13, 2014 - 11:52 am | 32905 views

A wide variety of transport options are available for villa guests looking to make the most of Thailand’s tropical treasures. Choose carefully for maximum comfort and safety. Most visitors head to one of Thailand’s tropical islands to soak up the rays on white-sand, palm fringed beaches. But there are also those that want to explore. Travellers that make their way to islands like Phuket or Koh Samui are spoilt for choice with ways to cross the land and sea and plunge into the serene vista …
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Top of the Holiday Villa Charts

March 10, 2014 - 10:22 am | 23044 views

Rental villas have risen to the top of the holiday hit list for many savvy travellers, and choosing the right holiday tunes can help set the perfect ambience around your private pool, whether you are enjoying a quiet day doing nothing on a sun lounger or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends. In Thailand and Bali, gone are the days of lounging by a hotel pool with your headphones turned up to the max in order to avoid being forced to listen to the same twenty “ambient” so …
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Personalised Rest and Relaxation

March 06, 2014 - 10:26 am | 16308 views

Offering multiple choices to unwind in consummate privacy, holiday villas on Phuket, Bali and Koh Samui are often specifically designed to offer guests the ultimate place to relax and recharge in peace. In Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destinations, hotels are often full for most of the high season. This means that favoured beaches and resorts in tourist hotspots like Phuket and Bali can feel overcrowded, even at the upper end of the price scale. Obviously, with too many fellow g …
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Veggie Delights in Southeast Asia

March 04, 2014 - 11:48 am | 2043 views

Foodies that prefer to steer clear of eating meat or fish need not miss out on Southeast Asia’s remarkable culinary flavours. Plenty of the dishes served in popular holiday destinations like Thailand or Bali can be prepared as vegetarian versions and the region also boasts a wide choice of meatless specialities. The mouth-watering culinary treats on offer in island locations like Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali play a key role in attracting visitors year after year and recent trends towards rent …
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