Relax At SALA Samui

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort captures the serenity of Choengmon Beach along the northern coast of Koh Samui with the SALA Spa Retreat experience designed for couples in search of the ultimate relaxing escape.

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Fun & Free At Away Resorts

Fun and free activities from Away Resorts are here to serve you and your family all year-round during your stay at Koh Kood Island, Kanchanaburi or Chiang Mai. Away Koh Kood Resort offers water activities including paddle boarding and kayaking with paradise scenery throughout the day. Or you can enjoy a selection of pub games such as 8-ball pool or darts at Castaway Pub.

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Authentic Chrysanthemum Delights

The symbol of the Japanese Imperial House and an indicator that autumn has arrived, the chrysanthemum flower, or ‘kiku’, has been venerated in Japan for thousands of years. During autumn, the flower is celebrated at festivals featuring lavish floral displays with chrysanthemum blossoms that have been specially cultivated for the occasion. At this time of year the flower petals are even included in traditional dishes. To celebrate the season of the chrysanthemum, Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara at award-winning Yamazato restaurant at the Okura Prestige Bangkok has created a chrysanthemum Gozen lunch platter and an 8-course Kaiseki dinner. Highlight ingredients include Momiji sea bream, goby, chestnuts, ginko nuts, saury fish and modori bonito.

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Saga’s Hidden Gems

Unfortunately, Saga, the capital of Saga prefecture on Kyushu Island, doesn’t receive too many reviews. That’s a shame, a real shame. The city, just over an hour from Fukuoka International Airport by bus – slightly less by train – is a wonderfully relaxing mini-Japanese city that ticked all the right boxes for me. Its wide avenues attract more bicycles than they do cars while the numerous open green spaces beckon travellers to rest their weary feet under a canopy of centuries-old trees.

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Mantra Samui Launches Island’s First Dedicated Co-Working Space

As the number of remote workers swell and portable careers replace traditional desk jobs, one Koh Samui-based resort is leveraging its stunning ocean views and opening the island’s first dedicated co-working space.

 

Mantra Samui Resort’s new ‘Work | Lounge’ is a dedicated space for people looking to work while on holiday as well as catering to visitors and locals looking for a workspace to share with like-minded people.

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Hamilton’s Favourites

One of the best steakhouses in Thailand, Hamilton’s at Dusit Thani Bangkok took its name from the first US ambassador to Thailand, Hamilton King who served between 1898-1903. Renowned for its outstanding service, contemporary setting and quality cuts of the world’s best beef, Hamilton’s continues to excel in every department pleasing diners of all ages and all nationalities.

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The Dusit Thani Way

As I sat contemplating how to surprise my wife for our 18th wedding anniversary, it suddenly dawned on me that one of Thailand’s most highly regarded hotels was about to close its doors and we’d yet to spend a night there. With that in mind I contacted Dusit Thani to reserve a room and plan a meal for the evening of our upcoming anniversary.

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