It’s been a while since I shared a personal blog, and now the end of the year is approaching it’s another great moment to look back. Not last year but the past two years were very special and a rollercoaster of highlights, and of course also lesser times. Despite the beautiful trips we have made,…
During a trip to the west coast of Thailand you can not pass up a visit to Phuket. You can choose either the popular beach of Patong with a lot of high-rise buildings or luxury and relaxation at Karon Beach. The Karon beach is one of the longest beaches of Phuket and the sea there is fantastic to learn how to surf.
In 2013 in the hills of Karon Beach the Mandarava Resort opened its doors for the first time. If you want to enjoy all the luxury Phuket has to offer, this resort is an absolute pearl and a must to visit. This newly built resort is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden. The resort has three amazing pools and offers a great view of the Karon bay and the surrounding green mountain scenery.
When you think of Thailand, you immediately think of Koh Phi Phi. The Phi Phi islands are mostly known from the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the lead character. Everybody knows the image of the pearly white beaches and the azure blue sea and that is why I at first thought reality would be a disappointment, but nothing is further from the truth.
From the moment you set foot ashore on the private beach of the Holiday Inn Resort, you literally feel like you entered paradise and that you landed in a photoshopped scenery. Believe me, the water is bluer than in the pictures and the beach is white as powder. The only thing you experience is the sound of the waves, the soft breeze that blows through the palm trees and the beautiful sounds of the tropical birds around you.
For those who seek relaxation and for those who want to get treated by all the luxury and beauty Koh Lanta has to offer, you don’t have to look far, the 5-star boutique hotel The Houben is an experience you can not miss during a stay at this beautiful island.
Upon arrival from the main pier, where you arrive by boat or by car, you take a tuk-tuk to the other side of the island (approx. 45 minutes drive). The ride takes you along the different resort the island has to offer. The further south you go, the more beautiful the ride gets along the unfolding jagged coastline.
The Deevena Plaza Krabi-Aonang Resort (situated in the province Krabi, with its beautiful islands) is a medium large hotel with 213 rooms. The beautiful design and the perfect balance between the inner and outer architecture make the resort send out a vibe of harmony and make you imagine you are in an oasis of pure peace. The walk over the water bridges surrounded by the beautiful plants from the garden, alternated with the scent of the lovely Plumerias blossom tree gives you the feeling of coming home.
Thailand is a very popular destination, not just among Europeans but also among Asians. What makes Thailand so special? It is mainly the combination of the pleasant climate, the wonderful and cheap food and the unknown diversity of the country. Especially the islands are a must to visit, but where do you start?
Small paradise on earth
When you think of Survivor you think of the most beautiful islands that the east coast of Malaysia has to offer, namely Pulau Tioman. The film South Pacific was, among others, filmed here and Tioman, after the Perhentian Islands, is very beloved for its white beaches and clear blue sea.
A few years ago I visited this idyllic bounty island, situated in the South Chinese sea, during my stay in Malaysia. From the old airport of Kuala Lumpur (Subang) you can book a domestic flight to Tioman with Berjaya Air.
Romantic en stylish luxury resort
When you think of Asia, Thailand will always be the favorite holiday destination, but so much more beautiful is adjacent Cambodia. Almost everyone knows the image of the mysterious city of Ankor Wat, an absolute must that you can’t miss while visiting this beautiful country.
As a tip for a luxury resort to visit with your love one or your family, we suggest the Song Saa Private Island Resort. Song Saa Private Island is a brand new resort that opened its doors in march 2012 in the untouched Koh Rong Archipel off the coast of Cambodia.