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As the cold weather starts to creep in for the last few months of the year in the West, the sunshine continues in the East, as sun-seekers head to beach destinations such as Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand and the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. Once you reach your dream location and drop your bags at your gorgeous luxury villa then what better way to soak up the rays than a chilled-out beachfront experience; with some of the best beach clubs in Southeast Asia: Baba Beach Club, Phuket Thailand Luxurious, fun and glamorously chic, Baba Beach Club on Phuket’s tranquil Natai Beach, on the island’s north-western shore is fabulously funky and has it all. Part of a resort boasts a wonderfully bold Chino Portuguese design that reflects the rich culture of Phuket in a contemporary style. With an ‘entertainment pool’ right by the white sands, hip beach bar with …

relaxing onsen bath at Villa Akatsuki Samui

Taking a break to recharge your batteries, reassess your life, and release a new sense of purpose; the meaning behind luxury vacations in 2018 goes way beyond indulgence and taps into wellness that goes right to your core. While you may want to simply relax and have fun in the sun, a villa vacation rental can become an inspirational retreat that transforms your whole being; now that is a holiday of a lifetime. “Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” J. Stanford (Author) What Is Wellness? Essentially, wellness is about achieving a healthy body and mind. It is not simply about being in good physical condition, but also about mental fitness and social ease where you can connect with others, and yourself with confidence; holistic well-being that affects every part of your mind, body, and beyond. Wellness is not static and involves active and dynamic …

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Thailand’s islands offered paradise locations with beach-huts-in-the-sand style accommodations. Today, the country’s beach destination beauties are far more sophisticated, and islands such as Phuket and Koh Samui court the discerning, upmarket traveler in glamorously upmarket style. Thailand is a top tourist destination for wealthy ASEAN visitors and well-traveled global millennials. Luxury vacationers love Thailand not only for its natural beauty but its promise of a uniquely Thai experience, its identity as a chilled-out wellness oasis, its fabulous dining, and its simply spectacular rich-list of high-end vacation villa stays. Thai Experience Anyone who has ever vacationed in Thailand knows it is a special destination that you cannot help but fall in love with. The islands are tropical paradise retreats with white-sand beaches fringing turquoise blue waters. The people are beautifully gentle, friendly, and effortlessly hospitable. The dining culture is out of this world whilst …

You probably heard this before – spending money on experiences makes you happier than buying stuff. So if you’re still looking for that perfect Christmas and new year gift for your loved ones, take them to a luxury villa escape. The festive season is fast-approaching and whether you love it or loathe it jetting off to a luxury villa vacation escape might just be the best gift you can give yourself, your par amour or your family. An escape is not only about leaving behind the known, it is also about opening yourself up to new experiences and feelings. Tropical locations, stunningly beautiful villas, and incredible lifestyle experiences; Southeast Asian destinations such as the gorgeous islands of Phuket and Samui in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia are perfect places to celebrate the festive holidays. The idea of getting away during the Christmas break or to celebrate New Year appeals for …

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 …