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An island retreat and the pearl of the Andaman Sea, Phuket is the epitome of a luxurious tropical beach destination. Soft sands, azure waters, and year-round sunshine, even the monsoon rains attract those looking for some quality R&R in a peaceful setting when downpours are followed by sunny spells and coastal breezes. However, unlike some castaway-island-style vacation spots, Phuket is an island of contrasts, offering so much more than feet-in-the-sand experiences. Think gourmet dining, adrenaline-fuelled activities, culture, and some exquisitely peaceful landscapes. Gorgeous West-Coast Beaches Millionaires Mile is the name given to the spectacular stretch of gorgeous beaches along Phuket’s glorious west coast, so named because of the stunning coastline being dotted with high-end resorts and some of the most exclusive luxury villas in Phuket, many of which are vacation villa rentals This sunset side of the island promises white-sand beaches and amazing views out over the turquoise waters. This …

Not so long ago, a luxury holiday was often about guests going outside their comfort zone and a vacation experience that went above and beyond their everyday lives. Think over-the-top gestures, a refined formality, and in many cases, overindulgence in avant-garde style. Fast forward to now and luxury has been redefined to create a modern appeal to today’s savvy travelers. Upscale vacation villas are proving to be hospitality game changers for both holidaymakers and owners, making a big difference to the travel industry and to the attraction of luxury-villa hotspots such as beautiful Bali and the tropical islands of Thailand. Luxury vacation villas express a sense of freedom and fantasy and are the ultimate in experiential travel Staying in your own private vacation villa, with access to all of the facilities all of the time means you can follow your own holiday lifestyle; doing what you want, when you want. …

The festive season is nearly upon us and with it often comes with feeling under the weather in winter climates, an excess of eating and drinking, and the same-old-same-old gatherings year after year. It’s not surprising that more and more people are deciding to create a whole new festive experience. To look forward to 2020 with an entirely new perspective, and a feeling of joy, you may want to consider mixing it up with unforgettable festivities in the sun with a luxury villa vacation stay.  Here are 12 reasons to inspire your end-of-year villa-vacay with a festive island stay: 1. Escape the cold Basking in the sunshine and greeting the end of the year with a swim in the sea while it’s chilly in your home country is wonderfully uplifting and gloriously feel-good; creating a real sense of getting away from it all. The climate in Thailand and Indonesia at …

Aside from looking fantastic, with amazing settings and fabulous views, you can enjoy some wonderful things to do in your luxury vacation villa, some of which you may not have even considered. It is these special experiences that elevate and enhance your holiday, creating unforgettable memories of a gorgeous getaway. Booking one of our villas come with the services of our Guest Experience specialists who will gladly assist you in making your stay extra memorable with these clever ideas. Here are 14 reasons you may want to book a luxury villa stay, from inviting guest chefs to unforgettable surprise parties: 1. Savor dishes by local culinary talents Private dining extraordinaire, with romantic or family-style dining with a special menu of your favorite foods. You could also invite a guest chef to create high-end dishes that you have never tried for an extravagantly delicious foodie experience. 2. Unwind with in-villa spa …

Bali is known for a myriad of things such as alluring beaches, international DJ parties, and surfing, but nothing compares to its picturesque and world-famous rice terraces. Besides being a popular tourist attraction for people visiting Bali, it provides an insight into the way locals lead their lives. The rice terraces are not only breathtaking but are also a part of the country’s heritage and culture. A Farming Community United by Water: The Subaks Before we reveal our list of the most spectacular terraced rice fields in Bali, let us take the opportunity to learn a bit about the cultural value of these man-made spectacles, an aspect often overshadowed by their awe-inspiring visuality. The ‘subaks’ are perhaps one of the oldest and most revered irrigation traditions in the country, and they were built to water the gorgeous terraces. History has it that people in the past were faced with the …