For Thai-style coddling in beachfront suites or private pool villas, you can’t beat Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui. A beautiful private beach! Their famous “fruit lady”!
From a cheroot-making shop to gilded stupas, this Ayeyarwady River cruise on the deluxe “Belmond Orcaella” immerses you in exotic Myanmar. Ox-cart rides (bouncy!) are a bonus.
It’s a “wow” experience inside Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel. Built over water, the hotel has gob-smacking city views. A rooftop pool and heritage brasserie add to its pizzazz.
Our guest contributor has lived in China off and on since 2011. She shares her travel tips for visiting the fairytale Zhangjiajie “Avatar mountains” in luxury.
Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” not a splurge? Are you a sucker for romance? Here are our detailed reviews of 9 best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your style.
We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a stunning clifftop perch – and that birdcage lounge – Alila Villas Uluwatu may just be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.
Nothing can prepare you for the sight of the thousands of brick-red and honey-colored temples of Bagan in Myanmar, shimmering in the baking sun. The best way to see them is on a horse-and-buggy ride at sunset.
Beaches and surfing? Check. Luxury spas? You bet. Art, meditation, dance and colorful festivals? Absolutely! (Cheeky monkeys too!) The top things to do in Bali are as special as ever.
We’re not often impressed by economy airline service. But EVA Air was a bargain and pleasant to fly on 2 international trips. Here’s our EVA Air review, starting with the free hot ginger tea at the check-in gate.
The calm waters of Jimbaran Beach on Bali’s south coast are ideal for swimming. At night, its popular seafood restaurants are undeniably romantic. But the “wow” place to be is Sundara.
Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of cultural Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby. Authentic Balinese dances are performed too.
Once a small village, Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district. Villa rentals are popular here. We stayed at both The Kunja Villas & Spa and The One Villas. Great perks!
Scuba diving in coral gardens, idyllic beach forays and, oh my, Komodo dragons! Cruising Indonesia aboard the luxurious “Alila Purnama” comes with a dash of adventure. Sign us up!
Was this a spaceship in the rainforest? No, it was the reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. But we need not have worried. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.
Is the owner a “temple whisperer”? Rescuing ancient temples, he turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fabulous Hotel Tugu Lombok. A museum-worthy collection is on display.