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Luxury Villa rentals are privately owned luxury homes that are made available for short-term leasing especially for the purpose of holiday or vacation. Although with some similarities when it comes to hotel operations, luxury villas do not necessarily provide exactly the same services. For instance, how the food menu is prepared and how the food is served at the villa has a big difference in how hotels do it. FOOD MENU Prior to your arrival at the villa, the concierge or manager will contact you to arrange everything you need during your stay and this includes the preparation of food and if you have any special requirements. A menu will be provided and sent to you so you can already choose what you want to have on your first day. This will allow the villa staff to do the grocery shopping and prepare all the necessary ingredients and condiments for …

Have you ever wondered why Thailand is the most visited country in Southeast Asia? Watch this video and it will make you want to pack up your bags right this minute and head for this incredible paradise. Thailand must have a special place in mother nature’s heart – it is blessed with abundant beauty and lovely people that has made millions of visitors from around the world fall in love with it. Tourists who visit the cities, the mountains, and the beaches almost always extend their stay while many never find a reason to leave. Get a glimpse of Central Thailand through Bangkok – the spectacular capital that boasts of the best mix of culture and urbanization that’s made it the #1 place to visit in the country. Witness the Land of Smiles from this bustling capital – enjoy the best night markets, the most scrumptious street food, and all …

There are plenty of fantastic locations to take a holiday to in Asia. In this article, we’ve gathered our top list for some of the finest spots for the luxury travelers. Do not limit your imagination or bucket list to these destinations, because in every place, there is always a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.   1. BALI Bali is a tropical wonderland rich in its natural beauties and renown for its exceptional culture and dedications to the arts. Experience breath taking beaches of Bali, fantastic resorts, heavenly music and much, much more on this incredible Indonesian island. Discover Bali and you would always want to go back.   2. MALDIVES Making its home in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, Maldives is a group of twenty six atolls. Each island is a spectacular tropical paradise offering a unique flavor and features of its own. A truly exotic …

In addition to its mainland, Thailand is comprised of a vast number of islands ranging in size from tiny specks of land up to sprawling tropical wonderlands. No visit to Thailand is complete without taking a voyage to at least a view of these spectacular islands. 1. Phuket Phuket is synonymous across the world with paradise and luxury. One of the ultimate vacation destinations, the island of Phuket is blessed with a myriad of attractions. A beautiful balance is struck between nature and modernization, giving the stunning tropical island a full equipment of super-modern high-end resorts and other amenities. Being the largest of Thailand’s islands, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Phuket; indeed, a trip to the island is nearly a whole vacation within itself! Explore everything from historical sites, nature tripping, nightlife, and the breathtaking presence the white beaches and the sea. It is …

Welcome to Phuket – one of the world’s foremost luxury destinations. There is much to do and much to see. Explore a dream vacation by taking a look at a sample itinerary that we prepared for you, of what a luxury trip to Phuket might include. 1. STAY AT A PRIVATE LUXURY VILLA As your “command post,” or home away from home, you’ll want to be selecting somewhere truly dazzling to be your vacation home in Phuket. Fortunately, Phuket is world leader in the field of exceedingly opulent luxury villas. Every villa is different in style (Asian, Thai, Western, contemporary) so you can choose based on your preference, most of which are huge, beautiful villa – masterfully designed, beautifully constructed and elegantly landscaped – all to yourself and invited guests to enjoy. Most of these villas have a requirement of 3-days minimum stay, with rental rates ranging from US$ 1,000 …

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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 …

While there is no doubt that the offerings from both luxury villas and 5-star hotels are all pretty amazing, there are definitely some features which distinguish them from one another. The experience is inherently different, by the nature of the fundamental design behind. LUXURY VILLA is for you if… 5-STAR HOTEL is for you if… You want total privacy You are traveling alone or with a partner You want to be in a secluded area You only need one room You don’t want to share amenities and facilities with strangers You don’t mind sharing amenities and facilities with strangers You are traveling with a group (family or friends) You don’t mind dealing with different staff every time you have a request You appreciate unique designs (interior and exterior) You don’t mind bumping into strangers as soon as you get out of your room You want personalized services You want 24-hour …

Selecting the proper luxury villa to set the stage for your vacation can be a bit of a task. While some Villa Owners may be a bit sensitive about sharing photos of their villa – a case managers, representatives, and agents have to respect – there should be at least a decent amount of photography and description to look through. While renting a luxury villa is a concept that has long existed, for many it can be a new experience. For those used to staying at hotels, where the reservation and stay is a familiar process, renting a luxury villa can seem like a whole different experience. Just like the finest of 5 star hotels, luxury villas are fully equipped with every amenity for opulence and comfort: cinema room, games room, infinity pool, private spa, tennis court, astounding natural landscapes and much more, all for your exclusive enjoyment. To provide …

Like any luxury accommodations, quality Luxury Villas come with a professional staff. Typically, this consists of some combination of the Villa Manager, Maids, Chefs, Concierges, and occasionally additional help of specialized professionals such as spa therapists, butlers, and masseuses. An essential part of any villa experience, the staff is an integral element in any villa. They are carefully selected to be the most attentive, friendly, qualified and capable to help any way possible in every one of their fields. Working Hours, Salaries, & Tips Villa staff, live in or not, are frequently subjected to working odd hours and having wandering shift lengths. Their number one priority is to ensure the quality of the guests experience at the villa. Shift lengths and workload can vary frequently, especially with live in staff who design their day to day schedules around the unique needs of each guest. While the villa staff are not …

Although Koh Samui is a relatively small island when compared to Phuket, it has a unique reputation as having some of the most upscale leisure destinations, known not just in Thailand but the world over. You may be tempted not to leave your hotel or if you’re renting one of Koh Samui luxury villas with all the amenities, it’s certainly worth seeing and experiencing all the exciting places and activities that await every traveler. From the north coast, down to the south coast, there is beauty to appreciate.   North Coast The northern part of the island is home to a string of idyllic and pristine beaches that would surely captivate each traveler. Bophut Beach Once a popular fishing village and the island’s main French outpost, Bophut Beach is fast becoming Samui’s most elegant and well-preserved area on the island. Modern buildings, interspaced with a line of old wooden Chinese shops, give …