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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Newsletter October

October 19, 2012 - 2:50 pm | 1092 views

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Cruising in style off Phuket

October 19, 2012 - 9:57 am | 5721 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 | 1329 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 | 12570 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 | 5576 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 | 2241 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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Phuket's Meatless Marvel

October 01, 2012 - 10:16 am | 3856 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 | 3354 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 | 4739 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 | 1088 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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