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Banwa Private Island Opens in the Philippines for $100,000 Per Night

banwa private island

After 10 years in the making, the long-awaited opening of Banwa Private Island has made its debut in the Northern Palawan region of the Philippines. The ultra-exclusive resort becomes one of the world’s most lavish private island retreats with a price tag of $100,000 per night. The 15-acre private island is comprised of six beach-front villas, twelve garden rooms and…

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Greg Norman’s Third Golf Course in Vietnam Opens for Play

Greg Norman Vietnam

One of Vietnam’s fastest growing beach resorts now has a brand-name golf course to support the area’s lofty tourism ambitions. On Oct. 27, the Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links officially opened in Cam Ranh, site of a spectacular, 8-kilometer crescent of sand that is rapidly becoming a destination of distinction in Southeast Asia. Indeed, over the last couple of years,…

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Sail Indonesia with OceanScape Yachts

Sail Indonesia

When was the last time you went on vacation to somewhere truly magical? Someplace almost forgotten by time, and untouched by the Western world? When you discover Indonesia, you can do just that. Escape the tourist laden areas of the Caribbean or Mediterranean, and take a turn off the beaten track in the Coral Triangle. Spanning 6 million square kilometres…

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Soneva Fushi Welcomes Japan’s Youngest Three Michelin-Starred Sushi Chef

Chef Kenji Gyoten

Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, marks the opening of Soneva Fushi’s new intimate sushi counter, So Hands On, by welcoming guest Chef Kenji Gyoten for a special two-week residency from August 18 – 29, 2018. During these two weeks, guests at Soneva will get the chance to skip the chef’s usual six-month-long waitlist for a table at his restaurant, Sushi Gyoten,…

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Bali’s Longest Overwater Wedding Aisle at Four Seasons

Bali's Longest Overwater Wedding Aisle at Four Seasons

Why walk down the aisle when you can float? In its latest upgrade following completion of a two-year renovation, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay has launched new ocean-view water weddings including Bali’s longest overwater aisle, measuring 187 ft. The floating venues – launched as part of a new Ultimate Water Wedding Experience – maximize the Resort’s unrivaled views and exotic ambience. Located in…

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The Rise of the Yacht Safari

Indo Yachts Safari Photo credit Mark Eveleigh

The word ‘safari’ typically conjures up visions of dusty Land Rovers, dirt roads, lions, elephants and herds of antelopes. But imagine the Land Rover was actually a luxury yacht, the dirt roads were turquoise seas, and the wildlife included Komodo dragons, birds-of-paradise, schools of manta rays and pods of dolphins. Welcome to one of Indo Yachts‘ yacht safaris. “A yacht…

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Zhejiang is China’s New Billionaire Destination

Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake

Zhejiang, a province in eastern China just south of Shanghai, encompasses a rural interior and urban centers along the East China Sea. The capital, Hangzhou, is the site of picturesque West Lake, with islands, gardens and landmarks such as 5-story Leifeng Pagoda. Wuzhen is notable among the province’s ancient water towns, with stone bridges, restored historic districts and waterways fed…

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Charter a Small Ship for Family and Friends

Pandaw ship

Pioneering cruise company, Pandaw, is offering families and groups of friends the chance to be master of their own ship on the exotic rivers and coasts of Southeast Asia. Pandaw’s small but powerful shallow-draught ships, allow the cruise company to reach remote areas that other operators cannot and, now, customers can charter their own ship and carve out a bespoke…

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See Indonesia from the World’s Only One-cabin Superyacht

Alexa yacht

Indo Yachts has announced what could be the most luxurious Valentine’s Day gesture or romantic celebration; an exclusive charter aboard the world’s only one-cabin superyacht. Dedicated solely to romance, 31-metre sailing yacht Alexa offers the ultimate one-of-a-kind experience for Valentine’s Day, honeymoons, proposals and exotic getaways, with a charter just for two. Available from as little as three nights, a…

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Stunning New Presidential Suite Unveiled at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has unveiled its new 440 square metre Presidential Suite, one of the largest in the Malaysian capital. This expansive and elegant penthouse suite offers the ultimate in luxurious accommodation, with each room enjoying sweeping views of KLCC Park or the city’s iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers. Three beautiful bedrooms feature rich fabrics sourced from across the world,…

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