Experiencing Hong Kong With Sam The Local

Despite living in Hong Kong for nine years, there’s a lot a don’t know about this majestic city. In fact as my home and office are within a ten minute radius, I can go for days without leaving my local bubble on Hong Kong island.  So when I was asked by Sam The Local whether I wanted to experience one of their custom, private experiences with locals who know best, the answer was a resounding YES!

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The Amanpulo – The Ultimate Luxury Treat

When my husband and I started discussing how we wanted to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary there was only one place on my mind. The Amanpulo, a private island resort in the Philippines.  However this was not a decision to be taken lightly given the exorbitant prices.

So I turned to Luxury Travel Consultant extraordinaire, Chinmoy Lad to seek his counsel.

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Luxury Villa In Nai Harn, Phuket

For the past 5 Christmases, we have decided to meet up with our family in Thailand (we are based in HK and they are in the UK). Rather than stay in a hotel, we opt for a villa as it tends to be cheaper, offers relaxing communal areas and is easy to put napping children to bed while you hang out by the pool.

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Beach Bliss At The Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island

If you’re looking for paradise beaches in Phuket you may be disappointed. However, the neighbouring island of Phi Phi (2 hours by ferry from Phuket) will offer up powder sand and turquoise sea.  My sister-in-law recently returned from a 6 night stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi and shares her tips for a stay at this laid-back resort.

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5 Fun Family Friendly Activities In Bali

Considering a Bali trip? This Indonesian island offers a great summer sun alternative when summer monsoons loom over much of South East Asia.  The island is home numerous accommodation and vacation options, whether you want to learn to surf in Kuta, explore the rice paddies and forests of Ubud or even hike up a volcano. In addition to hotels there are loads of family friendly villas in Bali – many including a chef and driver to make your stay that bit more luxurious!

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