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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Phuket's Meatless Marvel

October 01, 2012 - 10:16 am | 3716 views

Phuket is known more for its beaches and nightlife than its ancient cultural attractions, but every year in the 9th Lunar month, the island hosts one of Asia's most fascinating religious festivals. From 15-23 October, the Phuket Vegetarian festival will transform Phuket Old Town into a sacred place bursting with spiritual fervour, which takes over from the daily business of tourism for 10 days. Local people abstain from meat, alcohol and other body pollutants in a show of faith in a tradi …
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Jazz up your life

September 27, 2012 - 11:16 am | 3185 views

If you're planning a trip to Thailand in October, you should definitely schedule in a trip to Koh Samui for the third week long Samui International Jazz Music Festival 2012. The island wide extravaganza brings together musicians and music lovers from around the planet in a series of relaxed performances at various venues especially identified to match the "Tropical Jazz" theme of the festival. A rich combination of jazz styles will blend more upbeat tunes with laid-back genres that cov …
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Fashion Brands in Thailand

September 24, 2012 - 1:44 pm | 4523 views

Fashion Brands in Thailand A trip to Thailand has always appealed to those with a penchant for a little retail reconnaissance. In the past, this was mainly thanks to the country's global reputation for affordability, not only with regard to the famed copy goods purveyed in the main tourist areas, but also for authentic global fashion brands, many of which were produced in or close to Thailand and could therefore be bought for less than you would pay in Europe or the USA. Today, of course, Th …
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Bali, Thailand Top the Destination List

September 20, 2012 - 11:06 am | 958 views

Bali, Thailand Top the Destination List Bali, Phuket and Koh Samui all featured in the Top 10 list of the recently released 2012 Best in Travel Poll, ... …
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Thailand Tennis Open draws big hitters

September 20, 2012 - 10:59 am | 929 views

Thailand Tennis Open draws big hitters Since local Thai star Paradorn Srichaphan reached the quarter finals back in 2003, ... …
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Google Soi View in Thailand

September 20, 2012 - 10:54 am | 1143 views

Google Soi View in Thailand Google's fascinating and at times controversial Street View online map service was launched Thailand recently ... …
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Newsletter September

September 20, 2012 - 9:51 am | 1037 views

Newsletter September …
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Living the high life

September 19, 2012 - 1:28 pm | 43974 views

Living the high life When you visualize a tropical island getaway, the first image that springs to mind is usually a soft white sandy beach, but if you focus a little harder on the fantasy you may discover that said perfect beach is likely to be busy for most of the year, which means that if you stay right next to it, you could easily be disturbed by wandering shell seekers or kids accidentally flinging their frisbee into your bedroom while you take and afternoon nap. Fortunately, on bount …
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Beach Read: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

September 10, 2012 - 1:34 pm | 2494 views

Ian McEwan is one of those authors that commands a loyal following and inspires faith in the continued appeal intelligent literary fiction. His novels and short stories have also long been popular and worthy travellers' companions ever since the dark, evolving suspense of  "The Comfort of Strangers" captured the imaginations of the literary world back in 1981 (with considerably more finesse than any of the 50 shades ever achieved). McEwan's complex characterisations and clever plot lines …
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Clean & Luxurious living

August 30, 2012 - 10:41 am | 3532 views

If you spend most of your time on holiday in a state of undress, switching between the pool, the sea and your sun bed, then you may feel a quick rinse off in the shower before dinner is all that's needed to wash away the sand and suncream. Think again. If you're staying in one of the many private villas now available in Phuket, Koh Samui and Bali then a huge part of the pleasure is making the most of the fabulous bathrooms often attached to your sea view suite. A shower takes on new meani …
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