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Layana Resort and Spa, a destination spa on Koh Lanta Yai Island south of Krabi and Phuket, has been chosen the Best Luxury Destination Spa in Thailand in the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards.  The Best Luxury Destination Spa in Australia was Gwinganna while the Woodland Spa in the UK took out the overall award as the […]

GALLERY M PHOENIX

Jogjyakarta in Central Java is sadly overlooked by many travellers but this property is worth visiting and a must choice if you’re wanting to visit Borobodur,the spectacular Buddhist temple complex just outside Jogjya, at sunrise. GALLERY M PHOENIX This Raffle-esque property has to be the first choice of hotel in Jogjakarta. Ridiculously low rates for […]

Lombok doesn’t have the glamour and ritz of Bali, but it does have better beaches and fewer tourists. For now at least, Lombok remains a peaceful haven! Located on the southern shore of Lombok island, NOVOTEL LOMBOK resort is very spread out and overlooks the beautiful white sand and turquoise bay of Kuta beach. No, […]

I love designer hotels and always admired this property ever since I did a site inspection when it first opened under the Alila umbrella back in 2007. Then the owners took it back and it became part of their boutique hotel brand, Hotel de la Paix. More recently however (2016) it became  a part of […]

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