Welcome to the LVH Blog

Welcome to the LVH Blog

Welcome to the Luxury Villas and Homes blog. As resident villa expert and your personal destination guide, I am charged with informing and enlightening our online community on everything from travel and lifestyle tips to in-depth descriptions of the facilities and services on offer to guests in our extensive collection of private holiday villas. With hundreds of top class properties now available …

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Fairway to Heaven

October 25, 2012 - 11:24 am | 2892 views

Golf has long been a passion in Thailand, and with good reason. The country's incredibly varied topography and wealth of stunning natural landscapes naturally lend themselves to a sport that mainly involves wandering or "buggying" through lush, green scenery in pursuit of a small white ball. Thailand's golf tourism sector is predicted to generate as much as 2 billion USD for the country this year, with an estimated 600,000 foreign golf tourists, or three percent of the total number of int …
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World golf swings to Thailand

October 25, 2012 - 8:41 am | 924 views

World golf swings to Thailand Thailand has long maintained its appeal as a top destination for golfers and boasts almost 200 courses ... …
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Desperate Tudor Housewives

October 22, 2012 - 1:45 pm | 1279 views

The winner of this year's Man Booker Prize was announced recently with the top accolade awarded for the second time to novelist Hilary Mantel, this year for her skilfully crafted historical drama, "Bring Up the Bodies". She becomes the first woman and only the third author, after Peter Carey and J.M. Coetzee, to win the prize twice, and also the first novelist to win the coveted honour for a sequel. The plot picks up where her previous bestseller and prize-winning novel "Wolf Hall" (2009) …
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Thailand goes 3G

October 22, 2012 - 10:03 am | 2102 views

Thailand goes 3G After a two-year delay due to government suspension of auctions to allow mobile service providers the right to use ... …
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Newsletter October

October 19, 2012 - 2:50 pm | 964 views

Newsletter October …
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Cruising in style off Phuket

October 19, 2012 - 9:57 am | 5561 views

Increasing numbers of luxury motor boats and stylish yachts have been arriving in Southeast Asia over the last few years to explore the region's stunning islands and cruising grounds. Phuket has fast has become a mecca for high-end boats with the island's three main marinas: Yacht Haven, Boat Lagoon and Royal Phuket Marina packed to the jetty during the most popular cruising months, which begin in November and last through to April. The choices for fabulous sailing in Asia are as dive …
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A day in the [good] life

October 15, 2012 - 10:49 am | 1164 views

Our resident villa expert Max Vee describes his stay at Headland Villas on Koh Samui's secluded southwest coast. As hard as it was to drag myself out of the crisp, cushioned comfort of the four poster bed that had lulled me into dreamless sleep the night before; I knew that a few shuffle steps was all it would take to reach the cool blue waters of the pool for a gentle morning float, and lets face it, there's no finer way start to the day. So I rolled into my swimmers, slid open the wood an …
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Fabulous Tropical Fruit

October 10, 2012 - 1:32 pm | 12385 views

One of the definitive joys of a trip to Southeast Asia, particularly destinations like Bali, Phuket or Koh Samui is the bewildering array of tropical fruit on offer. Although most people around the world can now pick form a reasonable selection of ripe delights imported direct to their local supermarket, there's nothing quite like the taste of a fresh pineapple, papaya or watermelon that has only recently been plucked from the source, especially when it's hand selected by a fruit connoisseur, wh …
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What about the kids?

October 08, 2012 - 1:19 pm | 5427 views

When it comes to the top three categories on most people's holiday wish-list — relaxation, indulgence and fun —holiday destinations like Bali, Phuket or Samui now offer visitors an impressive array of fabulous choices to fill their days in paradise. On a family vacation, however, the requirements are often a touch more centred around keeping the little ones amused. Renting a private villa is the first step to communal holiday happiness, as it allows families to set their own schedule with …
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Legends of the fall

October 04, 2012 - 11:42 am | 2123 views

Those of you that took advantage of our mid-autumn festival villa promotion may still be enjoying a peaceful private retreat in blissful tropical surroundings on Phuket or Koh Samui. In sharp contrast to such tranquil escapism, cities like Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei are still nursing their headaches and cleaning up after a long weekend of overindulgence, bright lights, packed processions, fireworks and boisterous celebrations. Even in your island escape, you may have observed …
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