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TRISARA PHUKET

TRISARA PHUKET (link) (instagram) Location: 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, Thailand Year built: 2004 Architect/ designer: Ben Bensley and P49 Design Ethos: Privacy is the ultimate luxury.   When it comes to beach resorts, decadence is second nature when it comes to design – over the top, opulent, and ornate are probably words that come to mind. Trisara Phuket, a beach resort through and through, takes a different, more subdued approach. Trisara means “third garden in heaven” in Sanskrit, and upon arrival, it feels exactly like that. Located in a tropical forest on a private bay in Phuket’s nort...
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ROSEWOOD PHUKET

ROSEWOOD PHUKET (link) (instagram) Location: Patong, Phuket, Thailand Year built: November 2017 Architect/ designer: Design from Melbourne-based design firm BAR Studio Ethos: Contemporary aesthetics in the tropics With the holidays coming up, there’s only one thing on my mind – family. My family is all over the world at different times of the year, so the moments we have together are always memorable, precious, and fun. But because we’re always so busy during the year, I love the holidays because it means that we will be getting together to do everything and nothing at all. Our favorite thing to do together though is travel. F...
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ROYAL PHUKET MARINA

ROYAL PHUKET MARINA (link) (instagram) The Royal Phuket Marina was like a home away from home in Phuket. Literally, because it’s an extended stay experience with a minimum of one month stay at its properties. (Get around this time minimum by booking through Air Bnb.) Located on the east coast of Phuket, the Royal Phuket Marina is right on the waters, that gives me the same feeling as a town center. There’s a square, restaurants, bars, and a great kid’s club, and it’s all a couple hours of sailing away to the beautiful beach areas of Krabi, Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, and the Similan Islands. All properties have waterfront vi...
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Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANG MAI (link) (instagram) Photography by ALEX CASTRO MOORE After the last Four Seasons experience, I thought I was spoiled enough already but I made it out to the Chiang Mai resort and it was just as amazing, just in a different way. This is a mountainside resort located in the lush tropics, only 30 minutes away from the Chiang Mai Airport. To call it a vacationer’s paradise is almost an understatement – the beauty of the decor in conjunction with the green foliage and friendly, attentive service all work together to give you a peace of mind that you are about to embark on a relaxing and fulfilling holi...
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Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE (link) (instagram) Photography by ALEX CASTRO MOORE   If I had to choose one of my most memorable holiday experiences, my time at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Saen, Thailand would definitely make the list. Located in the Golden Triangle, where the Mekong River divides Laos, Burma and Thailand, the Four Seasons is the perfect place for an adventurous traveller looking for a once in a lifetime experience (but not for families as kids under the age of 10 are not allowed). You can travel to the Four Seasons from the Chiang Rai Airport via connecting flight from the Bangkok Airport...
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