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Planning the perfect wedding begins with one all-important question, “where?”. Finding the perfect venue and location for your Wedding Day celebration is the most important step, after the marriage proposal of course. From a traditional wedding to a symbolic ceremony, couples want to pledge their love and commitment in a special place. If you are considering a destination wedding, then the islands of Koh Samui and Phuket in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia add a tropical feel with great luxury villas perfect for a celebration of marriage; an exotic experience which you can turn into a holiday in the sun too. Our top wedding celebration villa picks Many luxury villas are designed with wedding parties in mind, standing out as the perfect venue to celebrate and even perform nuptials. Local wedding planners can source catering services as well as photographers, flowers, and decorations. Below are some of our favorite wedding-celebration …

Uber-hip; boho-chic; uniquely edgy; and ethical ethnic-luxury; Bali may be renowned for its laid-back vibe and beautiful beaches but it is a glamorously exciting hub for fashion too. Attracting the international jet-set to it gorgeous island-shores, the atmosphere may well be chilled but Bali is a hot destination as a fashion paradise with designers from all over the world making this Indonesian island in the sun their home and seeking inspiration from Bali’s artistic beauty and cultural flair. Upscale Seminyak, with its upmarket boutiques, is the ultimate retail therapy district for the luxury shopper. Just to be clear, it is not that Bali just has some great shops for an island in Southeast Asia, it is in fact home to some of the best independent designers who run some of the hottest fashion houses and brands in the world. Boutique browsing in Bali is not just about mixing it up …

Once upon a time holidays were simply about taking a relaxing break, indulging in excellent food and ultimately, recharging your batteries. Today, there is an endless pressure for vacations to be about fulfilling bucket lists, turning into a culture vulture or immersing yourself in authentic experiences; that is when you are not hiking up a mountain or sailing the seven seas, of course. However, there is a lot to be said for laid-back getaways, and what better way to enjoy a chilled-out holiday than with a stay at a relaxing luxury villa island retreat in Thailand? Relaxation is defined by not having to overdo or over think during your time away. A luxury villa with your own butler and private chef as well as an infinity pool and gorgeous view is enough to inspire a feeling of inner peace and harmony; a mindful, meditative experience that relaxes you to your …

The beauty of going to tropical vacation hotspots such as Bali, Koh Samui, and Phuket, is the experience of getting out on the water or under the water, (and in some cases, over the water) and discovering adrenaline-fueled action and great marine activities. Some incredible water sports let you make a splash on holiday and promise fun, exciting, and fresh experiences, some of which you may not have even heard about: Skipping On Water While you may not be able to walk on water, you may be able to do a hop, skip, and a jump instead with a low-impact water workout. The AquaSkipper was invented with fun and fitness in mind and the hydrofoil moves across the water like a bird…quite literally. Looking a little like a scooter, without the wheels, jumping causes the wings of the water sports gadget go up and down, creating lift and propelling riders …

Thailand’s Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket, is picture-postcard beautiful and displays an endless scene of vivid palettes with aquamarine waters, white-sand beaches, and cobalt-blue skies fringing an emerald green landscape. Beach days in the year-round sunshine may beckon, but Phuket is far more than a seaside destination and boasts a vibrant culture and diverse community. It is also an artistic gem, home to some incredible artists and excellent art galleries. For art-lovers, collectors looking for pieces that are unique, and would-be artists Phuket promises creative inspiration. Kerrily Jennings who runs Negarta, an online source for Asian art, features Thai artists based in Phuket. She offers holidaymakers an opportunity to discover local artists, many of whom do not showcase their art in local galleries but work from their homes instead. She arranges private classes on request either at a guest’s villa accommodation or an artist’s studio and once holidaymakers have found an …

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