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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Thailand builds on movie magic

November 12, 2012 - 2:15 pm | 1106 views

Thailand builds on movie magic Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi presided over... …
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Bangkok's 2-wheel city scheme

November 12, 2012 - 2:12 pm | 1610 views

Bangkok's 2-wheel city scheme Bangkok is set to join some 200 cities in the world with a bike sharing programme... …
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Bali's stunning sea temples

November 12, 2012 - 11:09 am | 9157 views

Bali may be best known for its beaches, rolling surf and sophisticated shopping and nightlife scene, but the Island of the Gods has also retained many of its Hindu traditions. Culture seeker, Juliet Bernard, takes a walk on the spiritual side. If like me, you try to explore the history and culture of a destination when you travel there, as well as enjoying the natural attractions, local cuisine and of course, the shopping, Bali should definitely by high on you holiday wish list. Despite be …
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Hit the ocean running

November 08, 2012 - 5:44 pm | 16403 views

For watersports lovers with a sense of adventure, staying at one of the two expansive, luxury beachfront villas on the Baan Hinta/Hinyai Estate overlooking Koh Samui's picturesque southeast coast, offers a unique opportunity not only to enjoy a memorable beachside vacation, but also to try out the very latest in hi-tech marine toys. Surrounded by lush tropical greenery and natural rock formations with a private beach that opens onto a peaceful bay, the newly completed Baan Hin Ta and Baan Hin …
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Bucolic Bangkok

November 01, 2012 - 10:20 am | 17634 views

Most visitors to Thailand's tropical islands spend a few days in Bangkok to see the sights and fill their suitcases with bargains, but foodies should also save a little time to savour the city's fabulous flavours. Stopovers in Bangkok are always best enjoyed as you leave the Kingdom. Unless you want to party hard and celebrate your escape in a booze fuelled frenzy, your main goal should be to reach your chosen beach villa as quickly as possible so you can kick off your shoes, dive into the po …
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The rites and wrongs of a perfect wedding

October 29, 2012 - 10:29 am | 2202 views

Wedding celebrant James Troth looks at the big day from the bride and groom's point of view. As someone who has helped more than a hundred couples join together in matrimony, I have long been a proponent of marrying a little later in life rather than rushing to the alter at the first ping of the heart strings. The best partnerships are often built over time (although its perhaps best not to wait too long in case you change your mind), and most loving married couples I know are the same on …
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Fairway to Heaven

October 25, 2012 - 11:24 am | 3090 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 | 1083 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 | 1423 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 | 2257 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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