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Borobudur & The Amanjiwo

My luxury travel highlight of 2019 was a trip to the temple of Borobudur in Indonesia. In reality, the temple was a cover to engineer a trip to the famed Amanjiwo, a luxury resort close to the Borobudur complex.  I …

Surfing At The Four Seasons Bali At Jimbaran Bay

In case you thought my fabulous luxury contributor Celine had had gone awol.. never fear, she is back with a review of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.  This was a family trip with kids (ages 8.5, 6 …
photo of kayak in kurumba, maldives

Kurumba Maldives Review

My last foray to the magical Maldives was on a babymoon in 2009, pregnant with Miss Jetlag. We stayed at the Anantara as I wanted to be a short boat ride away from Male. The trip left us with happy …

Nikoi Island Review

My friend Tania was seeking recommendations for child friendly resorts a boat ride from Singapore.  ‘Club Med Bintan?’ I offered, although I could already see her shaking her head.  ‘Batu Batu in Malaysia?’, then I remembered she quite fancied access …
beach dining Cempedak

Barefoot Luxury on Cempedak Private Island

I love traveling with Jetlag and Mayhem but sometimes you need a kid free minibreak.  It’s good for the soul.  So when my husband and I found ourselves with a few days to disappear, I had one destination in mind; …

Top 5 Christmas Beach Holidays In Asia

If you’re picturing a sunny Christmas day, perched on one of Asia’s best beaches, you need to do your research. December/January can bring variable weather to some of our favourites, including Koh Samui, Hoi An/Danang, Bali and Lombok.  Regular readers …

An Unforgettable Trip To Siem Reap!

A huge thanks to Kirti for this one. She visited Cambodia’s famed Siem Reap at the end of April. It’s been about 20 years since I visited Siem Reap as a backpacker and much has changed (although thankfully the beautiful …

Luxury In Lombok

Let me tell you about a luxurious hotel, nestled away at the top of a jungly island with beautiful beaches. A hotel dotted with the owners’ antiques, aside beautiful pools and endless grassy lawns by the sea.  Where the food …

Is Soneva Kiri Worth The Splurge?

If there’s one resort I’ve been clamouring to gain a review for, it’s Soneva Kiri in Thailand.  As goes with all the famed Soneva resorts, this place is the ultimate in laidback luxury.  The location of the property is billed …

A Return To The Four Seasons Koh Samui

There are plenty of luxury, family friendly resorts on the Thai island of Koh Samui. We’ve checked out the Anantara Bophut, the InterContinental and a great deal of private villas. Today we return to the granddaddy of them all, the Four …
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