Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

The Residences by Anantara sit serenely somewhere between Phuket’s heaven and earth, with wonderful views of both. Perched high on a tumbling hill overlooking Layan Bay on the west coast of Phuket, are the last masterpieces of the late Indonesian design guru Jaya Ibrahim. Those fortunate enough to experience the lofty and spacious delights of The Residences by Anantara are embraced by his uniquely creative ambience of exclusivity and refinement.

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Unspoilt By Progress

Unspoilt By Progress

Thailand’s fourth largest island is also its least populated, and home to one of the most intrinsically Thai holiday experiences the country has to offer. It’s only just over an hour by private plane south-east of Bangkok, but unspoilt Koh Kood is a world away from the conventional Thailand tourist trail – here barefoot tropical chic sits happily alongside modern luxuries.

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Heritage In the City

Heritage In the City

The spirit of Old Siam is abroad on the streets of downtown Bangkok, where the intriguing brand character of 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts has taken up residence in the shape of 137 Pillars Suites & Residences Bangkok. Sister property to award-winning 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai, it’s on Sukhumvit Soi 39, just a stone’s throw from the upscale and fashionable shopping district of Emquartier/Emporium.

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Thailand, this pristine island hideaway in the South China Sea is about as far away from modern life as you could possibly get. Surrounded by ocean solitude and bathed in balmy tropical sea breezes, these unspoilt powdery beaches and lush jungle landscapes evoke romantic images of Robinson Crusoe and other fabled island castaways.

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Barefoot on the Sands

Barefoot on the Sands

There’s a wonderful flip side to a hedonistic Koh Phangan of full moon parties fame, on an island that’s still only accessible by boat and conceals deliciously unspoilt corners. Until its much-anticipated airport opens – the latest forecast after years of delays is late 2017 – the only way to reach Koh Phangan is by speedboat or ferry. We opted for the former…

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A Grand Tour of Thailand

A Grand Tour of Thailand

Hundreds of years ago, the Grand Tour was a rite of passage reserved for scions of European aristocrats – dispatched on journeys around the continent’s leading cities to soak up culture and return replete with knowledge. Exotiq Thailand has brought the Grand Tour concept right up-to-date in a new Thai guise – as the spectacular prize for the winner of our inaugural Best of the Best Award.

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An Island of Your Own

An Island of Your Own

Paparazzi-proof and filled with all the trappings of luxury that only a very select can dare to dream, these private island paradises offer the traveller a chance to venture far away from mainstream living and indulge like nobody’s watching.

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