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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Bucolic Bangkok

November 01, 2012 - 10:20 am | 17419 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 | 2041 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 | 2906 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 | 938 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 | 1287 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 | 2120 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 | 972 views

Newsletter October …
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Cruising in style off Phuket

October 19, 2012 - 9:57 am | 5576 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 | 1182 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 | 12402 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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