Culture of the Philippines

It will be important for those buying or renting luxury villas in the Philippines to know about the country’s culture. This includes the religions practiced there, the languages spoken, and the importance they place on societal structure. Those who buy or rent luxury villas in the Philippines will find that the country is heavily Christian….

Dining with a View in Samui

A great selection of the world’s best cuisine in Samui So you’ve got settled into your luxury villa on Koh Samui, and maybe you’ve got some supplies to nibble on, but you can’t be on the island without sampling some of the cracking restaurants on offer. Since Samui’s rise as a world tourist destination, the choices…

Setting Off For Sri Lanka

Why you should visit Sri Lanka ? Since the island’s civil war officially ended in 2009, Sri Lanka has been having quite the party, with tourist arrivals at 650,000 in 2010 moving up to 2.2 million in 2016 so far, and for good reason.  As a luxury destination, Sri Lanka has got the lot; beautiful beaches,…

The Shores of South Vietnam – An Overview

Vietnam’s becoming more popular Thailand, with its heady blend of warm welcomes, rich culture, amenable access and relative safety, combined with the spectacular selection of beaches and islands and generally reliable weather, has long stood as the regional champ when it comes to an exotic beach holiday.  Vietnam however, whilst joining the tourism party relatively…

Time for the Island Splashdown – Songkran !

Songkran’s coming soon   Do you like to get wet? Of course you do.  Me too.  It’s that time of year again, forty degree meltdowns, office doors bolted shut, water cannons on sale on every street corner, hoses on and buckets lining the streets; kids and adults alike losing their minds in a mad fest…

The Perfect Place for a Wedding, Koh Samui

The icy cold rain stings your cheek, grey sky thumps down onto the registry office, where you only have a half hour to sign your life away before the next crowd arrives for your wedding. In, out, to the church, coat on of course, done, then off to the Old Goat Inn for warm Stella,…

The best Bali sunset bars

22 top places to catch stunning views of the sunset, from beachfront restaurants, glamorous clubs to rooftop bars Chilling out at an uber-cool, Bali sunset bar with a snazzy cocktail in hand (or a good ol’ Bintang beer if you fancy), whilst watching the legendary tropical sunset is THE only must do in Bali – well, besides…

Best Islands to Visit in the Philippines

So many islands to choose from… There are over 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines, which can make it difficult for anyone buying or renting luxury villas in the Philippines to decide which ones to visit. To make it easier, it will help to look at some of the islands that stand out more…

Cultural Bali

For those thinking of buying or renting luxury villas in Bali, knowledge of Balinese culture is important, specifically the roles that religion, language, and tradition play within Balinese culture. Religious Diversity in Bali Those buying or renting luxury villas in Bali will want to know that religion plays a big part of Balinese culture. Over…

Temples of Koh Samui

Thailand is a country rich in Buddhist history, and the influence Buddhism has had, can be seen all around the nation, including on Koh Samui. When buying or renting villas on Koh Samui, there are several Buddhist temples that you will be able to visit, with each one providing a glimpse of just how influential…