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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 …