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Wellness Retreat Langkawi

Wellness Retreat Langkawi, Malaysia

Wellness Retreat Langkawi – Ambong Pool Villas Monica Tindall Wellness retreats are famed in Bali and other parts of Southeast Asia, yet they are still a rarity in Malaysia. It seems a shame as the country certainly has no shortage of beautiful locations, w…

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PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur  Monica Tindall PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur opened with a green façade and a promise to future generations – we will be thoughtful in what we use today so there will be enough for you tomorrow.  Consideration i…

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Luxury Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Luxury Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Monica Tindall Some people say you don’t get a taste of Bali if staying in a luxury resort in Nusa Dua. An affluent area and part of the Bali Tourism Development Complex, it is clean, organised and extremely safe, resembling a posh …

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Adiwana Resort Jembawan, Ubud

Adiwana Resort Jembawan, Ubud Monica Tindall Adiwana Resort Jembawan offers the best of both worlds in Ubud. Its town-centre location provides instant access to the boutiques, cafes and shopping experiences found in abundance in the hill village. However, it…

Andaz Bali

Andaz Bali, Luxury Resort Sanur

Andaz Bali Monica Tindall The vibrant, contemporary sister of Hyatt Hotels, Andaz Bali, is an excellent showcase of modern Balinese culture.  Nestled in the mature landscape of Sanur, Andaz Bali mirrors a chic Balinese village, summoning guests to appre…

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The Open House Bali, Jimbaran

The Open House – Jimbaran, Bali Monica Tindall Looking for a one-night stay in Jimbaran (so I could visit one of my favourite restaurants in the entire world – Cuca!), I was directed to The Open House.  The Open House, Jimbaran, Bali The Open House is a boutiqu…

Holiday Apartment Rental Olbia

Holiday Apartment Rental Olbia, Welcomely

Holiday Apartment Rental Olbia – Welcomely Monica Tindall Costa Smeralda is on the bucket list of millions of beach-loving dreamers, but exorbitant prices keep it out of reach for many. An affordable alternative is renting an apartment in Olbia and hirin…

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Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna, Villasimius

Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna Monica Tindall Nothing speaks summer more than time on the beach, and Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna calls loudly. Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna Location Aquamarine waters contrasted with white sand, and tall palms un…

Shangri-La Sydney

Shangri-La Sydney – Return to Australia

Return to Australia, Shangri-La Sydney Monica Tindall My return to Australia (after two and half years of absence and countless days of pandemic restrictions in Asia) is the thing dreams are made of. Vivid is on, the festival that lights up the city in a dazzling di…

8 Kia Peng Suites

8 Kia Peng Suites KLCC Serviced Residences

8 Kia Peng Suites Monica Tindall For anyone staying in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days or expats relocating to Malaysia, I don’t know why you would book a hotel over a serviced residence. The inclusion of a washer-dryer, kitchen, space of a suite or small a…

The Kasturi Private Pool Beach Villas

The Kasturi, Cherating Pool Villas

The Kasturi Monica Tindall Only a three-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, a little piece of paradise awaits city-dwellers inviting an escape from the urban jungle to a peaceful seaside retreat. The Kasturi in Cherating is nestled between the rainforest and the sea o…