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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 …

Vacations are a special time and can really benefit you mentally, physically, and emotionally. Evidence suggests that taking a break can be positive for your health, career, and relationships. While you will undoubtedly want to make the most of your time away, even experienced travelers can make the same vacation mistakes time and again; following the same pattern of holiday habits and attitudes that negate from the overall experience. Before you jet off to a Thai-island paradise or dive into the cool waters lapping at the shores of Bali be wary of our these vacation no-nos. Don’t over plan Creating too strict an itinerary can be exhausting and can squeeze out all the footloose and fancy-free fun of a vacation. Just as sometimes it is better to get lost than follow a map, it is often more enjoyable to go with the flow and see how the mood takes you. …

Yachts and Villas on Phuket Marina Aerial Shot

World-class marinas, spectacular destinations, and enjoyable and interesting waters to sail in, Thailand has a rich culture of yachting. The Eastern Seaboard of Pattaya and the island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea are both notable as yachting hubs not just regionally but internationally as well. Yachting events showcase the beauty of boats, the adventure of sailing, and the wonderfully sociable side of the yachting set. Regattas and boat shows attract holidaymakers who want to be part of the energy and atmosphere of superyachts and sailboats whilst charters can take them on a cruise to see the tropical delights of Thailand, whether island hopping or a sunset dinner cruise. Coral reefs with a kaleidoscope of colorful marine life are perfect for snorkeling and dives and Thailand is wonderfully discovered with yachting experiences. The Phi Phi islands are close to Phuket as are the jungle-clad Similan Islands famed ass world-renowned dive …

For adults, a holiday is often a much-needed getaway and a break from the norm; an escape to recharge the batteries. For kids, vacations are not simply a treat and can also turn out to be a life-affirming experience and a mind-opening educational stay that sparks the imagination and keeps young minds engaged. Luxury vacations can transpire to be the perfect setting to take a journey of self-discovery and self-development for youngsters, with the right approach of course. 1. Kids need to relax and reenergize too: Whilst childhood may be regarded as halcyon days, through the rose-tinted glasses of adults, being a kid these days means navigating a multitude of stresses and tricky challenges. Yes, children are resilient and full of energy, but they too need a good holiday and a break from routine. A vacation stay with an in-villa cinema or a games room and an infinity pool promise …

Picture yourself with friends or your family on a luxury vacation. Feel the sun on your skin, a gentle breeze in the air. Be aware of your environment and surroundings, the touch and scents of nature. See the colors and the small, finer details. Let your imagination run wild.   A home away from home Imagine being able to do what you want, when you want, in a laid-back atmosphere. One where you can feel at home with. Where you can enjoy privacy and quality time with loved ones at the same time. You have space, comfort, and all the best facilities to make your vacation lifestyle a smooth experience. Holidays together can sometimes mean sacrificing valuable ‘me’ time and compromising on space. But imagine a vacation where you can share enjoyable moments and memorable experiences with your traveling group while still being able to find a chance to be …

Childhood experiences of summer holidays can really shape character and confidence, creating happy memories to last into adulthood. Luxury private villas are a perfect way to relax and have fun with family, offering all the convenience and comfort of an exclusive home-like setting. Kids are happiest playing in the pool, setting out on an adventure, and spending time at the beach. Here are some handy tips on how to make a luxury villa holiday in the sun extra special for kids.   1. Take scrapbooks and art supplies From collecting postcards to seashell from the seashore, scrapbooking may be a lost tradition, but it is a wonderful way for children to pass the time and create a memento of their holiday. Take big scrapbooks away with you along with paints, paper, and an art box so that kids can indulge their artistic side.   2. Inspire imagination and creative writing …

Luxury is unforgettable, and a luxury vacation villa rental in a beautiful part of the world has all the hallmarks of an unforgettable family vacation. Memorable holidays do not have to be off-the-chart different, but they have to make each member of the holiday party happy. By just focusing on keeping the kids content, parents can begin to feel out the loop. Instead, create happy memories with shared experiences for all to enjoy and remember for years to come. To really make your trip en familie a memorable one, follow our 10 Tips for an Unforgettable Family Holiday: 1. All for one and one for all: Different ages means different interests. A memorable vacation for all the right reasons is when togetherness and shared experiences are balanced against individual thoughts, feelings, and pursuits. You do not need to all spend every waking moment together, but make sure that each family …

Traveling goes beyond just packing your suitcase, wearing some fancy clothes, taking your flight, booking a nice accommodation and sightseeing. As much as it is meant to be an all-fun time, it may turn out to be the most boring, frustrating and disappointing travel, especially if you go unprepared. Reviewed below is a list of the most effective traveling tips that will teach you how to be a better traveler so you can enjoy every moment of it. Ask Around Asking for recommendations from family or friends who have been to the place you want to visit is usually the number one factory for ideas. By doing so, you will have an idea of what to expect during your visit. This will also help you decide whether you should go to the destination as planned or look for an alternative. You may also ask about the best means of transport, …