Coco Bodu Hithi – Maldives

Having heard the name many times over the years, it was an understatement to say I was excited to see what Coco Bodu Hithi has to offer. Located just a 45 minute speedboat away from Male, the journey to relaxation couldn’t be easier (and you’ll save on those hefty seaplane costs too). There’s plenty of choice when it comes to room type at Coco Bodu… Read More

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu – Maldives

Having spent most of my life in New Zealand, I’ve experienced many resorts islands in the South Pacific and French Polynesia. Bora Bora, Rarotonga, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu – you name it, if it has a lagoon and a palm tree or two, I’ve been there. The charm of these properties lies in their natural beauty, laid-back island style and ability to showcase an authentic aspect… Read More

The W Hotel – Bangkok, Thailand

Ok, so the W is a brand we know (mostly) what to expect of – bright colours, reflective surfaces, interesting art, rooms named after superlatives. The W Bangkok doesn’t disappoint on any of those fronts. The colour du jour at W BKK is royal purple, and the theme is Muay-Thai-gone-clubbing. Think giant sequined boxing gloves adorning the beds (which read appropriately, ‘Lights’ and ‘Out’), fighting… Read More

Desert Palm PER AQUUM – Dubai

Whether you’re looking for a staycation break away from Dubai without a long drive, or you’re an international visitor looking for something a little different away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Desert Palm PER AQUUM is a great choice. Set on verdant polo fields just 30 minutes from downtown Dubai, the serenity of Desert Palm makes you feel a world away –… Read More

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Waldorf Astoria – Ras Al Khaimah

Whether you’re a looking to escape the summer heat, get some R&R or explore the other Emirates, Ras al Khaimah is a top choice. Just over an hour from Dubai, the isolated location of the seaside resorts means you can just put your feet up and have a guilt free getaway. A spur of the moment decision to get away for a quick staycation lead… Read More

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The Siam – Bangkok, Thailand

Nestled on the Chao Praya riverside away from the hustle and bustle of the Bangkok central shopping and business district, The Siam is the perfect way to enjoy Bangkok in five star style. Actually, it’s more like six. The Siam is a property that gently unfolds as you discover it’s beauty – it’s nooks and crannies, stunning garden spaces and amazing artifacts. It’s as… Read More