Article Archive for January 2015

Villa Gadgets for Easy Living

January 29, 2015 - 10:48 am | 1629 views

Guests staying in one of Thailand’s rental villas can look forward to an impressive range of high-tech gadgets in their holiday home, all designed to make entertainment and relaxation the main focus of the stay. When you are staying in one of Thailand’s private holiday villas, comfort and luxury take centre stage. In order to ensure you remain in the lap of luxury for your entire stay, many modern holiday properties feature a range of leading edge gadgets, from high-tech sound systems to …
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Retail Attraction

January 27, 2015 - 3:28 pm | 1207 views

Koh Samui’s latest open-air mall, the Wharf, is within easy reach of a number of the island's top rental villas and offers a relaxing shopping experience with a spread of boutiques, gift shops, restaurants and bars spread across a quaint seaside-themed facility. The attractions on Koh Samui do not end with its glimmering beaches, flourishing hillside jungles and underwater palaces of marine life. The island is also gaining pace as a destination for quality shopping, and the Wharf, Samui’s …
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Chinese Traditions in Old Phuket

January 26, 2015 - 10:28 am | 855 views

A walking tour of Phuket's Old Town offers the perfect chance to explore the delights of the island’s Chinese culture and history while enjoying a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle that existed long before the tourist boom. Phuket’s fascinating history dates back hundreds of years, and if you want to delve deep into the Chinese influences that made the island’s traditional culture what it is today, then Phuket Town is a great place to start. The Heritage Trails Walking and Food To …
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Good Health, Great Hospitality

January 22, 2015 - 1:14 pm | 857 views

Thailand offers the perfect holiday choice for visitors to kick start a healthy 2015. There are miles of mountains and endless stretches of coastline to get out and get active, as well as diverse options for healthy eating, massage, fun and fitness. There is no doubt that Thailand is one of the best places to start building a healthier lifestyle. Home to stunning mountain and coastal scenery, there are plenty of ways for visitors to get active as they uncover the various treasures the Kingdom …
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Welcome the Year of the Goat

January 20, 2015 - 10:34 am | 1040 views

For hundreds of years, Thailand has been home to a large Chinese community who have brought a host of ancient customs to the Kingdom. This means that Thailand is actually a great place to experience Chinese New Year festivities. If you plan to visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui over Chinese New Year; you can look forward to a cultural treat with vibrant celebrations taking place in all of Thailand's favourite destinations. Calculated according to the Chinese lunar calendar, New …
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Food for Love

January 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm | 814 views

If you are planning something special for Valentine's Day, a romantic break in aprivate rental villa offers the ultimate escape for couples in search of an intimate holiday. Those that choose to stay on an island in Thailand can spice up the romance even more with a menu of tasty aphrodisiac dishes specially prepared by the private chef. The tropical surroundings of Thailand are as romantic as they come with views of the shimmering ocean, coral-hued sunsets and the caress of the soft, sea bre …
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High Season Highlights

January 14, 2015 - 1:47 pm | 3307 views

Although Thailand is warm all year round; the period from December to April is often favoured by visitors looking for postcard perfect tropical weather on the country's famous islands. Phuket and Samui are definitely busier at this time of the year, but if you rent a private villa you get all the benefits of high season, without the crowds. Home to stunning beaches, breathtaking ocean vistas and an idyllic tropical climate, there are plenty of natural treasures to attract visitors to Thailand …
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First Impressions Last

January 13, 2015 - 10:31 am | 857 views

Even when you choose a private villa on a tropical island in Thailand as the preferred location to relax and recharge; it's still important to ease into your holiday headspace. First impressions last, so always try to make sure your arrival sets the scene for the indulgences to come. For most of people, a holiday in Thailand offers the chance to step back from the stresses of our everyday routines and just relax. For visitors spending their vacation in one of the Kingdom’s luxurious priv …
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Detox and Reboot for 2015

January 12, 2015 - 1:12 pm | 825 views

If you over-indulged this festive season, there are plenty of ways to nourish your body and get your new year off to a healthy start while you're still on holiday.. Whether you've gobbled up a few too many mince pies or knocked back one too many tropical cocktails this holiday season; there’s no time like the present to start a health kick. While on a villa holiday in Thailand, the options are plentiful to ease yourself onto a healthy path for 2015. Whether that means loading up on healt …
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Ask the Villa Expert – Samui's Southern Comfort

January 07, 2015 - 10:03 am | 899 views

Our Villa Expert Max Vee visits L2 Residence, a recent addition to the accommodation scene on Koh Samui's secluded southern coast. The villa is a stylish, 3-bedroom hillside retreat that offers guests a rare combination of stunning seascape views, tranquil surroundings and contemporary styling. L2 Residence is one of a handful of unique luxury villas that occupy prime positions overlooking the idyllic southwest coast of Samui. The villa is part of a modest estate and surrounded by tropical ga …
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