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17 Dream Honeymoon Spots in Asia (Romance Guaranteed...!)

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Asia has an abundance of heart-stirring destinations and extraordinary experiences. From swimming in the gin-clear waters of Indonesia to discovering the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, we have picked out the most dazzlingly romantic travel ideas for you and your loved one…

18 of the Best Surfing Locations in South East Asia

South East Asia. The home of noisy, clattering cities with pungent markets. And the juxtaposition of paradisiac beaches and dreamlike backdrops. A world where old meets new, where cultures clash, and where temples meet skyscrapers. As much as it can be a young backpacker’s heaven, it can be a lifelong traveller’s second home, and amongst the other sub-regions of the vast continent, South East Asia is by far the most desirable of destinations. For many travellers, most of South East Asia offers…

The Ampersand team reveal their own favourite hotels

Not all luxury hotels are alike. There are so many different types of luxury – there is the classic 'gold taps and white-gloved butler' formula. There are hotels with a more Zen aesthetic and an understated style of service. The different variants on style and design are endless – from colonial to ultra-modern, design hotels, boutique hotels, historic havelis and palace hotels to eco-luxe resorts, glamping (glamorous camping) and even high-end homestays. The diversification of luxury hotels in…

Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Thailand – a secret worth sharing!

Want to know a secret? Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi in Thailand is hot on the heels of its much-acclaimed neighbour, Six Senses Soneva Kiri… the difference is, not as many people know about Yao Noi. An hour's speedboat journey from Phuket, the island is blissfully quiet and feel like a truly exclusive and exciting jungle retreat – perfect for lovers who enjoy getting back to nature.It has some of the most gasp-inducing villas views we’ve seen, with a panorama of limestone islands dotted across…

Beds with views

Do you love a great bed? Do you love a beautiful view? How about both at the same time?! Here are our top picks for where to stay if you want a knockout view without even leaving the comfort of your bed...1. Vil Uyana, Sri LankaThis highly individual eco hotel has 25 breezy guest suites in one of three distinct styles: water, marsh or forest. Each has its own unique feature – either a plunge pool, a private pool or a deck for private dining. The views from the bedrooms take in the surrounding…

Hello from our newest sales consultant, Catriona

Travelling to Asia is an exciting and exhilarating experience. It can be quite nerve-jangling at first, but once into the swing of things, it is impossible not to love it. I recently took 3 months out to explore the region and as soon as I touched down in Bangkok I knew that my expedition would turn into an adventure, full of new landscapes, people and cultures. My friend and I swiftly tucked in to our first Thai green curry and immediately forgot Western cuisine – it was the most amazing…
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