Michael and Adele, Thailand, Laos & Vietnam, March 2014
It has been a truly great holiday. Catriona - you got the blend between culture and relaxation just right and your excellent organizational skills made this a holiday to remember! Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok fully lived up to expectations. Laos was a delight and Luang Prabang is very picturesque. The early morning alms giving to the monks was worth getting up early for. The Nam Hai is stunning; the upgrade to the villa with all the trimmings was excellent advice, Catriona. The private villa by the pool / beach; the grounds and the excellent service from all the staff make this an experience to remember. Saigon is a big metropolis buzzing with life, with 9 million people and 8 million motor cycles! Completely different from anywhere else we have visited. Our guide was probably the best we have had to date. Enthusiastic without being overbearing and knowing when to step back and leave you to your own devices; also very knowledgeable about history. The Four Seasons at Koh Samui fully lived up to its billing – a really classy hotel. The views are magnificent and the interior design colour schemes are well thought out. It goes without saying that the service is exceptional. Overall Summary – excellent planning; hotel choices and support from the guides; good blend of culture and leisure time – well done Catriona!