Article Archive for April 2014

Small Island Explorations in Thailand

April 28, 2014 - 1:39 pm | 15590 views

Phuket and Koh Samui serve as ideal base for intrepid travellers that want to discover the pristine treasures of Thailand’s more remote islands. In addition to a balmy climate, diverse landscape and intriguing culture, another of Thailand’s many blessings includes the plethora of idyllic tropical islands that lie off its emerald framed coastline. Thailand’s ever popular Andaman Sea coast lies to the west, where travellers can use Phuket, the Kingdom’s largest and most visited islan …
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Whatever the Weather in Thailand

April 24, 2014 - 10:53 am | 2080 views

Thailand is far more than a beach destination and islands like Phuket and Koh Samui boast a whole host of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy whether the tropical sun is shining or not. Many visitors flock to Thailand each year in search of sugar sand beaches, blissful seas and a perfect, golden tan. It’s true that in a tropical climate, you can almost guarantee seeing the sun on your vacation, but of course, depending on the time of year and location you choose, it’s possibl …
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Summer Holiday Couture

April 21, 2014 - 11:14 am | 16137 views

With a few essential style tips for this summer you can be sure your holiday wardrobe hits all the right style notes, whether it’s for a day at the beach or a night out on the town. With summer holidays looming on the horizon, there has never been a better time to freshen up your wardrobe. This year’s catwalks have been graced with a rainbow of colours and styles, many of which translate perfectly to the hangers in designer boutiques and high street stores. When the time to pack your s …
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Easter Island Escape

April 18, 2014 - 1:17 pm | 2111 views

A private island villa in Thailand, Bali or Vietnam offers the perfect base for families to settle in and enjoy the Easter holidays to the full, surrounded by comfort and fabulous facilities. Families that choose to one of Southeast Asia’s lavish island villas for an Easter break can craft their own perfect holiday. Not only are holiday villas in places like Phuket, Bali and Koh Samui the perfect base for wider exploration, but they also provide the perfect venue for a whole host of Easter …
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Develop a Taste for Thailand

April 17, 2014 - 11:11 am | 2363 views

The richness and variety in Thai food has made signature dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yam popular all over the world. Adding a little culinary exploration to a holiday in Thailand will reveal even more fabulous dishes and tastes to savour. Whether you prefer the spicy tang of Tom Yam soup or the multi-layered taste of Pad Thai noodles, there’s little doubt that Thailand boasts some of the world’s best cuisine. In the last twenty years, an increasing number of Thai restaurants have opened …
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Villa Expert - Oceanside Splendour on Phuket

April 12, 2014 - 3:34 pm | 14915 views

Our Luxury Expert Max Vee visits Villa Nobhadol, a stunning oceanside residence located in one of Phuket’s most exclusive luxury residential estates on the island’s scenic and unspoilt northwest coast. Villa Nobhadol is the perfect villa for those who appreciate sophisticated private luxury framed by unspoilt tropical scenery. The spacious living areas are spread over two storeys and the house is surrounded by lawned gardens, mature tropical plants and trees, as well as breathtaking coast …
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Dynamic Holiday Photography

April 10, 2014 - 10:26 am | 1922 views

A few handy photography tips may be all you need to bring those mediocre holiday snaps to life and create memories you will want to revisit again and again long after you return home. For many travellers, a trip to Southeast Asia ranks high on their list of holidays to remember, especially of they choose to rent a private villa and make the absolute most of the experience. Thanks to digital cameras and smartphones, it has never been easier to record all the best moments of  your vacation. …
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Villa Expert - Laid Back to Laguna

April 09, 2014 - 12:34 pm | 1055 views

Villa Expert Max Vee discovers Laguna Waters, a comfortable, homely holiday villa that offers guests a peaceful and luxurious island retreat in the heart of Phuket's most upscale beachside enclave. Laguna Waters is an appealing 5-bedroom property that features a two-storey house with spacious, open plan living spaces, as well as a stand alone guest bedroom pavilion with both buildings set around a sun terrace with loungers and a 12-metre pool. The house is located inside one of Laguna Phuk …
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The Spiritual Side of Thai New Year

April 08, 2014 - 11:48 am | 8771 views

Behind the fun and water fights that have made Thailand’s New Year celebrations famous around the world lies a strong set of deep, meaningful spiritual roots and rituals. Ushered in every year in Mid-April by local revellers and tourists alike during a nationwide multi-day water festival, the Thai New Year – or Songkran – was originally celebrated by the northern Dtai hill tribes of Ynnan province in China as a fertility ceremony. The festival has survived migration and cultural evoluti …
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Beat the Bugs on a Tropical Holiday

April 03, 2014 - 11:45 am | 11699 views

Travellers to the tropics can use a number of preventative measures to keep insects at bay when the sun sets, or even after a tropical shower. Across the Kingdom of Thailand every April, Thai New Year is ushered in with wild style. April’s Songkran festival brings festivities, parades and water fights that usually mean everyone gets a good soaking as part of the party. The festival also marks the end of the dry season in many parts of the country and also across Southeast Asia, which often …
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