From stunning beaches and elephant sanctuaries to adventurous underwater activities, Southeast Asia is home to remote regions whose beauty is largely undiscovered. This rise in interest for more secluded destinations is evident, with Klook seeing a 299 per cent increase in bookings to remote Southeast Asian destinations by Hong Kong users. Klook has compiled a list showcasing some of the best remote experiences that the region has to offer. THAILAND While Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket continue to hog the spotlight, the country is also home to secret hideaways which offer adventurous activities. On the secluded island of Koh Chang, visitors can look forward to crisp white-sand beaches, snorkelling and admiring the lush rainforests from above with a treetop walk. North of Bangkok lies Sukhothai where visitors can explore the town's rich history on a bike tour and enjoy an overdue spa day. According to Klook, Hua Hin is one of the most popular remote destinations in the region, … [Read more...] about Where are the 6 best remote getaways in Southeast Asia?
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The hospitality operator posted Bt9.76 billion in annual revenue last year. The group has set aside an investment budget of Bt20.8 billion to expand the number of its hotel properties over the three years, with Bt5.3 billion allocated to this task this year. Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive of Centara Hotels & Resorts, said the group operates 70 hotels and resorts with 13,610 rooms in 12 countries, including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, China, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. About 45 of these hotels and resorts are in Thailand. Some 39 hotels and resorts are in operation, and a further 31 are being developed. Twenty-two hotels and resorts are owned by the group, with the rest under management contracts. “We (Centara) have set a strategic plan to grow our hotel business continuously in the next three to five years, and target to double our annual revenue by 2022, and to move forward to become an … [Read more...] about Centara seeks to double revenue
Asia’s favourite “Tropical Island Regatta” is set to return to Samui Island’s shores from May 25 to June 1 on Chaweng Beach at a new venue, Synergy Samui Resort. Known for its high-calibre racing and tropical-chic parties, the Samui Regatta is popular with sailors from around Australasia and organizers expect to welcome competitors of more than 20 nationalities in what is also the season-ending event in the 2018/19 Asian Yachting Grand Prix. “The regatta has a new home this year. We will be headquartered at the stunning 5-star Synergy Samui Resort which has welcomed us with open arms and will be our base throughout the event, providing us with a beachfront hub from which to operate the regatta as well as hosting a number of daily prize givings,” said OrawintaneeWattana, Regatta Director. “The resort is just a few hundred metres along Chaweng Beach from our previous home so the popular anchorage remains unchanged, as does the … [Read more...] about Samui Regatta welcomes Synergy Samui Resort as new home
A typical vacation in Southeast Asia is identical to a summer break on tropical beaches, a lot of sunbathing and cold beers in the heat. The case is a little different with Vietnam, which may come as a surprise to some, but certain regions in Vietnam – specifically in the northern area – go through the four seasons in a year: winter, spring, summer and fall. Those seeking some fresh air to escape the heat and humidity in Southeast Asia, head to Hanoi or Sapa for a chilled winter break. Winter in Vietnam starts in mid-December and lasts until late March. Here is a list of activities to try during your trip: 1. Eat pho from a street vendor Vietnamese street food is considered one of the best in Southeast Asia. Pho, Vietnamese rice noodle soup usually with chicken or beef, is being sold everywhere, from high-end restaurants to street vendors. On your first night, savor some pho on the street. The noodle soup, with a thick beef or chicken broth and its distinct taste of fresh … [Read more...] about Winter holiday in Vietnam
Opened on May 9, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is home to beach villas and beach residences, featuring private pools, generous living spaces and a lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. The Raffles Royal Residence and a secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences, which lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs, and which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, is set to launch during the last quarter of 2019. In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that want to learn more about the underwater realm, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences that bring beautiful insights of the underwater world. “Boasting 1,200 islands, Maldives is home to … [Read more...] about A holiday in the deep