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Stunning Summer Holiday Destinations For Every Type of Traveller

So many people are so eager to travel again as international borders are open and many countries have relaxed its border restrictions. Summer is here so we sum up some of the most gorgeous destinations for every type of traveller.  Plan your dream trip now and have one of those memorable vacations! For Some Fun […]

So many people are so eager to travel again as international borders are open and many countries have relaxed its border restrictions. Summer is here so we sum up some of the most gorgeous destinations for every type of traveller.  Plan your dream trip now and have one of those memorable vacations!

For Some Fun in The Sun with The Family

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi, Thailand

The first five-star resort in Koh Lanta, Pimalai Resort & Spa gives you exclusive access to one of the longest resort beaches in Thailand as it is nestled on a 1.1 km – long sandy beach, over 900 metres of which is private, and the beach has great sand quality. The ocean is crystal clear and safe to swim in almost all year round.

The resort features 68 rooms, nine suites and 44 villas spread across 100 acres of tropical jungle, ensuring complete privacy for all guests. Every beach suite and villa are guaranteed to have ocean views. The resort provides 4 restaurants including Spice’N Rice (Thai cuisine), Seven Seas (western fine dining), Rak Talay (international seafood) and The Banyan Tree Poolside Café (light meal). There are several activities you can choose from such as snorkelling and diving to nearby islands Koh Haa and Koh Rok, and mangrove tour. Another facilities you can enjoy are 2 infinity pools, tennis court, bicycles (free), sailing boats (free), canoes (free), paddle boards (free), and Spa Classes (free). Don’t forget to try one of the rejuvenation treatments at Pimalai Spa that offers combination of traditional and contemporary techniques.

For Nature Lovers

The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

Photo courtesy of Eric Martin

One of the world’s most stunning resorts, The Datai Langkawi, is set against a wilderness backdrop of primordial mountains, overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay. All of the 121 rooms, villas and suites at The Datai Langkawi, including the five-bedroom The Datai Estate Villa, offer breathtaking views of the surrounding nature, and some with the stunning vista of the Andaman Sea.

A diverse selection of cuisines are available to satisfy your taste buds. The Gulai House is situated deep within the rainforestserving authentic Malaysian cuisine. The Pavilion is modeled after a birdhouse and situated atop 30-metre stilts with far reaching views of the rainforest providing Thai cuisine.  The Dining Room is the all-day dining serving lunch, breakfast and dinner, and here you may see a glimpse of the magnificent Great hornbill and Black giant squirrel move elegantly across the landscape. The Beach Club and The Beach Bar is a casual venue to enjoy convivial gatherings, sunset and dining under the stars. The Lobby Lounge, overlooking the virgin rainforest and Andaman Sea, is the ideal place to relax and take in the panoramic views. Special Dining is aimed for those who want to celebrate a special occasion, select a personalised dinner surrounded by the jungle as your backdrop or dine directly on the white sandy beach for an event to remember.

A trip to the spa is a must as The Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scents of the rainforest. The Spa has five treatment villas, including a spa suite complete with a steam room, sauna and jacuzzi overlooking the lush tropical jungle.

Photo courtesy of Eric Martin

For Those Looking For Some Wellness & Rejuvenation

JOALI BEING, Maldives

Opening in late 2021 on the secluded island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll, JOALI BEING is the region’s first and only integrated wellbeing island retreat that is nestled amid crystalline lagoons, pristine beaches and a lush landscape of coconut palms. This wellbeing retreat offers personalised transformative programmes, with the ultimate aim for guests to return home feeling renews, uplifted and inspired with a new sense of weightlessness. The retreat also provides an array of finest wellbeing facilities, and unique transformational spaces, including hydro therapy, movement and sound healing experiences. 

Built according to biophilic design principles, the retreat evokes harmony and balance by eliminating negative vibrations and enhancing the energy flow of the landscape. Each of the 68 well living spaces ranging from two bedroom to four bedroom beach residence come with private pools and special inclusion such as customised wellbeing bar setups, meditative musical instrument and wellbeing games.

Enjoy special culinary from three signature kitchens including Plantae offers nourishing vegetarian fare; Su serves ocean-to-table pescatarian cuisine and B’Well features the signature JOALI BEING menu. For gourmands, the retreat provides personalised nutritionist sessions and co-created menus.

Guest can opt for bespoke programmes specifically crafted after an initial consultation and monitored with the following options: Well-Aging, Strength & Vitality, Mental Clarity And Wellbeing, Hormonal Balance, Digestive & Weight Rebalance, Women’s Health, Restorative Sleeping, Movement & Alignment, and Immunity & Tranquillity.

For The Group Holiday With Friends

Samujana, Koh Samui, Thailand

Samujana is perched perfectly on a hillside overlooking a coral cove, with beach access and all villas offer the best views in Koh Samui,  Thailand’s only true boutique luxury island. There are 23 villas available from 3 to 8 bedrooms, all with oversized private infinity pools, modern Thai architecture and breathtaking views, 5 star hotel services and details that make the world of differences. It is the perfect place for friends and family to gather and have a great time.

Samujana villas are conceived as an extension of the surrounding landscape. The contemporary, luxury lifestyle villas make use of natural features such as large rock outcrops and mature trees and integrate these into the design. Living areas are open, naturally ventilated (covered) terraces orientated to views and giving access directly to infinity edge swimming pools. It is also the ideal venue for spectacular wedding celebrations, group events, fitness and yoga retreats, families and friends celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and reunions. Certain villas can host events for up to 120 guests. There are plenty of food options when you arrive at Samujana, including In Villa Dining Menu;  BBQ in the comfort of your own villa, which is great for entertaining friends and family; Private Chefs who can cook delicious meals for you in your very own villa kitchen; and Thai Cooking Classes done in the villa.

To experience the surrounding, you can book a half, or full day island cruise on-board of their luxury catamaran, Kindred Spirit, and sail to Koh Phangan for lunch on the beach or around Samui to find secret coves. You’re recommended to take  an island tour and visit waterfalls, temples, markets, rum distillery and hidden beaches.

For Some Romance With Your Significant Other

Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives

Situated at one of the top holiday destinations in the world, Cheval Blanc Randheli is made-up of mini-islands, each offering a unique and dedicated experience. The resort provides 45 loft villas, including 15 Island Villas, 4 Water Villas, 11 Lagoon Villas, 11 Garden water Villas, and 4 Lagoon Garden Villas. Each villa features 12.5m infinity pools, dining pergolas, a private beach and spacious overwater decking with a day bed, shower and dining area. The resort features five signature restaurants including signature fine dining Le 1947, La Table de Partage private dining room, the White contemporary restaurant, the Diptyque serving the best Japanese and East Asian cuisines and a teppanyaki experience and the al-fresco Mediterranean Deelani. There are also four bars, and excellent wine and cigar cellars with unparalleled selection of wine, champagne and spirits.

Don’t forget to pamper yourself at Cheval Blanc Spa, which is available with exclusive Guerlain rituals developed specifically for the Maison.

For the ultimate in privacy and only accessible from a private berth and jetty, you may choose to stay at Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island Villa that spans across 1-ha, hosts a sprawling four-bedroom villa. The main villa runs alongside a stunning 25-metre-long swimming pool and adjacent Jacuzzi. In the private dining room, catered by the villa’s dedicated chef and Majordomes, guests may enjoy the fresh catch of the day, abundant local delicacies as well as their favourite dishes.

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