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Traditionally, vacations have been a time to let go, do nothing and indulge in treats you usually deny yourself. These days, however, luxury is not necessarily about pampering and excess, but about time, space, and wellbeing – a chance to relax and reset, cleanse and energize. Getting away from it all means escaping not just your everyday hectic existence but having the opportunity to detox too. What better setting than a luxury villa rental in a gorgeous location? Southeast Asia is gifted with retreat destinations that boast incredible private properties promising magnificent features and views. Browse some of the finest collection of private villa rentals here. Moving forward, here are six types of detox you can do during a villa holiday:   1. Tech Detox If being without your smartphone for a whole vacation leaves you in a cold sweat then this could be a sign you need to cut …

We live in a world of 24/7 connectivity. At home, work and even during leisure time, staying connected, while convenient, can create a build-up of stress. With demands on your time and energy, is it time you take a break from technology and go off-grid on a luxury retreat in the sun? Checking emails by the pool, browsing online as the sun goes down, and waking in a paradise destination to instant messages each morning is hardly relaxation-inducing. As you open the door of your luxury accommodation, think about the benefits of closing your devices down and taking a well-earned digital detox vacation. Now breathe in some good old-fashioned fresh air, download your stress levels, and enjoy the freedom of a holiday by the sea or in the green glory of a stunning vacation destination such as Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali. Why do you need a digital detox vacation? …

Why You Should Take a Holiday Now -- The Luxury Signature

Vacations are something to look forward to, however, most employees, entrepreneurs, and even CEO’s of major corporations rarely take advantage of their opportunities to relax and unwind. The ill effects of not taking a holiday have been well documented. Among these include fatigue, mental block, burn-out, poor morale, low productivity, and even heart problems. So why should you take a holiday? Here are the specific reasons why: The Benefits of Taking a Vacation for Employees A lifestyle of stress leads to chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease and diabetes. When employees take a vacation, their bodies are replenished, which leads to lower blood pressure levels and can improve positive emotional levels. The human body is not made for continuous stress and the longer it is exposed to a heightened sense of mental and physical pressure, the more prone it is to health problems. Most employees do not take vacations …

Updated 30 April 2020 Just because you’re on vacation at a beautiful tropical island, it doesn’t mean you should forget about your health. While on a villa holiday in Thailand, you can still take care of your body with what’s available to you. Here are 10 ways to stay fit while vacationing at a private villa in Thailand: Swim at the beach or in your private infinity pool Swimming is one of the most effective ways to exercise while you’re on vacation. Under the hot and humid weather of Thailand, there’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in the warm ocean or in your cool and private infinity pool. Swimming makes you use all the muscles of your body, which makes it the most satisfying, refreshing, and most beneficial way to stay fit.   Workout at your private gym Most luxury private villas in Thailand feature their very own …

Traveling to a tropical destination is incredibly exciting – it can melt all of your stresses away, and just bring to you a world of rest and relaxation. However, the hot and humid climate can wreak havoc on your skin, making dry skin even drier, and oily skin even oilier. Here are 5 basic skin care that we recommend you should have when traveling to a sunny destination like Phuket, Koh Samui, and Bali: 1. Gentle Facial Wash Tropical weather will make you sweat – a lot. And when you do, your pores are more susceptible to bacteria, dirt, and dust, which increases the risk of clogged pores and breakouts. Remove surface skin cells and dirt by using a gentle facial wash. Now you might be asking, why gentle? “If my skin is going to be exposed to so many environmental elements, shouldn’t I use something that’s stronger?” Well, gentle …

Everywhere you go in Thailand, you will be met with plenty of fruit stands in almost every corner. The bright colors and shapes of these exotic fruits will attract your attention and call you to stop in your tracks and take a moment to divulge your senses in their sweet aroma and delicious flavors. Thailand is blessed with a hot tropical climate and fertile plains – which make for the perfect land and environment to grow just about any kind of fruit available to man. When you find yourself in Thailand, you must never leave your vacation without trying these 12 exotic fruits: 1. Mangosteen Mangosteen is called “Mang-Kut” in Thai and considered to be the Queen of Fruits. It is known for its “cooling” effect compared to other Thai popular fruits that have a “heating” effect on the body. The husk or rind is a leathery purple shell and …

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During your holiday, when it comes down to having your meals, it’s always important to be mindful of the food you eat. Make sure they are not just tasty and appealing to the eye but also healthy to the body. When you are having a great time with family and friends, it may be easy to disregard your healthy diet. So here are some of the the best healthy eating tips to adopt during your vacation: Never Skip Breakfast Make sure that your breakfast is both filling and healthy. Examples of healthy and filling breakfast options to try include oats porridge, multi grain bread, scrambled eggs, poached eggs or sugar free muesli among others. In case you don’t have so much time for a sit-down breakfast, take a banana with you. This will keep you fill for quite some time. Avoid Processed Foods At all costs, avoid eating processed foods. …

Yoga is a set of physical and mental practices (sometimes, but not necessarily, incorporating a spiritual element) which serve a diverse variety of goals, depending on the practitioner and specific techniques in usage. The origins of yoga are not entirely clear, but what is for certain is the practice is probably quite an ancient one – slowly evolved until gaining the form we recognize today, practices largely discovered and utilized in India. Undeniably, over its long history yoga has been employed to serve a number of functions, real or presumed: from calming the mind and strengthening the body, all the way to attempting to achieve supernatural and spiritual goals which some practitioners believe yoga is a pathway to. In practice, yoga looks a lot like a variety of stretching exercises. The body is moved into a variety of positions, designed to stretch the body and engage different muscle groups. Combined …

Young woman on massage table in beauty spa -- The Luxury Signature

After a long flight and going through all the stresses of transit and travel, having a body massage in the comfort of your own luxury villa or hotel room is an experience second to none. Perhaps one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated activities one can embark on during a holiday, the massage is a treat with lasting health benefits and helpful effects for the mind and body. MORE ABOUT MASSAGE Defined as the manipulation, by manual means or aided by mechanical devices, of layers of muscle and connective tissue within the human body, massage is an activity and tradition which has been with humanity since its earliest origins, with archaeological evidence presenting a strong case for the practice of deliberate massage as far back as 2330 BC. In its most basic form, the massage is just applied pressure to an area of the body, typically done by the hands …