Anantara Hotels and Resorts to open new luxury all-villa Resort In QuyNhon, Vietnam

  Adding a third property to its portfolio of luxury resorts in Vietnam, Anantara Hotels and Resorts has announced the development of its newest villa retreat which is scheduled to open in late November 2018. Located in a secluded bay in south central Vietnam, Anantara QuyNhon Villas will comprise 26 one- and two-bedroom ocean-facing villas ensconced amid 7.2 hectares of landscaped tropical gardens.

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Hotel quality: Is Thailand really lagging behind neighbours?

Where in south-east Asia would you go if you wish to stay at a really top hotel? It would appear that the answer is either Siem Reap in Cambodia or Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. This is not, we should make clear, in REm’s estimation. In fact, both as a publication and individually, we are fans of the Kingdom’s hotels and have spent many happy hours staying in, eating in and being entertained in them. But, it appears we are out of step with the visitors to the TripAdvisor website. Their votes…

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There’s so much to love on rainy days – escape to Chiang Mai

  If, like me, you find yourself wondering where to go and what to do during Thailand’s ‘wet season’ then wonder no more. Ok I know many of you may say it’s ok when it rains, we can just go to a bar……well that’s ok too, but for the more adventurous among you I have found seven places in Chiang Mai that will make you forget about the rain! North Thailand and, in particular, Chiang Mai is one of the most beautiful places you may ever visit. The changing weather and…

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Thailand’s best hidden beaches

How do we define a ‘Thai Beach’? There are certain things that we identify with a Thai beach experience – crystal clear waters, white sand, iconic long-tail boats and, I guess, vendors peddling food, drink, souvenirs and massages. With more than 2,000 miles of coastline Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches with clear blue seas, beaches catering for all tourists that include quiet, secluded coves and stretches of sand that are filled with wild partying. We’ve all heard of May Bay, Chaweng and Patong but here are a…

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11 Oasis Spa branches certified as World Class Gold Standard

Eleven branches of The Oasis Spa (Thailand) were recently certified as World Class Gold Standard Thai Spas, an award given to only a select few spas in Thailand. The awards were officially presented by Dr Pranom Cometieng, the director-general of the Department of Health Service Support, at the recent 16th Anniversary of Department of Health Service Support Ministry in Nonthaburi.     A management team of spa managers, on behalf of Toby Allen and Pakin Ployphicha, managing directors of The Oasis Spa (Thailand), are shown receiving the awards. Managed by Destiny…

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Seasons In the sun

  Thailand is a beautiful warm country where you can relax all year round. However, there are still seasons here with varying degrees of temperature. Not to worry, though, it never drops below freezing 🙂 The odd tropical downpour can even be quite entertaining at times. Here is our brief run down of the climate in The Kingdom.   THE HOT/DRY SEASON March–May Shades on – Check New Bikini/ManKini bought – Check Cocktail season is here and to top it all off you have the world-famous Songkran spirit to carry…

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Unique chef’s table dining experience at Anantara Layan Phuket Resort

  For an unforgettable culinary treat, the chef’s table at Sala Layan, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort offers guests the opportunity to mingle with their fellow diners, while at the same time having personal, one-to-one interaction with our talented chefs as they bring artfully-crafted dishes to life. Prepare yourself for a unique gastronomic experience as you enjoy a six-course personalised  menu featuring Western or Thai cuisine created especially for you. A unique chef’s table dining experience is available from now until 31 October 2018 between 6pm and 10pm at Bt6,000++ per…

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Nicha Clinic Beauty & Beyond

     Nicha Clinic is a leading aesthetic medical clinic with the most advanced technologies and highest standard services. At present, Nicha Clinic has two branches in the most vibrant area of Pattaya – Wongamat at Naklua Soi 18 and Central Pattaya on Second Road across from Central Festival. Nicha offers variety of services ranging from “Vitamin Facial Treatment” to “Body Firming” using “Thermage” and “CPT & DCT” approved by “US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” and available only at Nicha Clinic. Our value is to offer aesthetic medical services…

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Eat | Drink | Share | Listen | Lounge at Coast Beach Club & Bistro Pattaya

    Located within the Centara Grand Mirage on soi 18 Naklua,  Coast Beach Club & Bistro is the perfect spot to unwind in true tropical style.       It really is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of life in Pattaya and just kick back and unwind. Sleek, chic, stylish and modern with panoramic views over Naklua Bay. What could be more idyllic?       Coast offers everything from lunch, dinner, and anything in between. From fresh, grilled meats and local seafood to sliders,…

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Greener than Green. Amazing Eco-Resorts in Thailand

  When you think of eco-friendly resorts, do you imagine tourists walking around bare foot meditating, outside toilets with brown toilet paper and vegan menus with a different lentil and chickpea dinner every evening? Well, think again! Eco-tourism is being practiced by some of the most luxurious resorts and hotels in the world. Here in Thailand we have some of those but there are also alternatives for those of us who haven’t quite had that ‘fat paycheck’ yet. I guess for most people nowadays, caring about the environment is second…

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