Atremaru Jungle Resort | Philippines

Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines
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Atremaru Resort & Spa

A leafy green oasis swaying in the gentle tropical breeze, Atremaru Resort is a complete disconnection from technology and modern life. As we approached the entrance along a winding dirt road, the trappings of our daily grind in the western world are immediately detached from our beings, and what awaits us is a world of peace for the mind, body and soul.

Atremaru Resort & Spa is an incredible natural resort, designed and built on the foundations of environmental sustainability. Clever engineering and thoughtful architecture mean that Atremaru is able to leave no environmental footprint. Solar panels provide power, and rainwater catchment systems supply all that is needed. The resort is staffed by a dedicated team of people from the local community, ensuring social and environmental sustainability. This is the kind of business the world needs more of.

Atremaru Hotel in the Philippines
Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines
Atremaru Hotel grounds in the Philippines

The grounds surrounding Atremaru Resort are peaceful and lush. The wind swirls around the tree tops as you sit high on the hillside watching tropical birds fly by. The local flora and fauna bring a sense of peace and comfort, and the relaxing hum of the jungle sings you to sleep at night. Each treehouse is designed with simplicity and function in mind, each with a wrap-around terrace that makes outdoor living very appealing. You’ll find everything you need for your stay, including drinking water and tea and coffee on the terrace. Numerous hammocks and chairs offer a variety of places to relax with a book, or to share special moments with friends and family.

Looking for more sustainable accommodations in the Philippines? Check out La Casita de Baclayon.

Private Beach at Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines

Relax and Unwind at Atremaru Resort

The shade of the trees and the gentle sea breeze keep you comfortable through the day, but should the temperature spike you can always retreat to the rainwater swimming pool. Large and well shaded, you can spend the day going between the water and the pool side without having to worry about the intense midday sun.

If you choose to go a little further afield, you’ll discover one of the most serene beaches anywhere in the Philippines…

Follow the foot paths down the hill and you’ll find yourself at a fork in the path, a subtle sign points you in the right direction. Passing some grazing cows, rice paddies and local homes, and you’ll come to the final narrow sandy path. The lush greenery opens up to the beach. Calm and tranquil, without a soul in sight, this is what dreams are made of. We spent hours here enjoying the warm waters and soaking up the sunshine. Islands in the distance and fluffy clouds are the perfect back drop for your dream vacation. 

Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines
Atremaru Hotel grounds in the Philippines
Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines
Private Beach in Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines
Clear waters at the private beach at Atremaru Jungle Retreat in the Philippines

Returning to the resort, you’ll feel like you’ve had a truly special experience. A stop at the restaurant for some delicious food, and you’re ready to wrap up the day. The meals are tasty and home-cooked, with local and western favourites. As the sun sets through the trees and the night draws in, head back to your treehouse by torch light and soak up the sounds of the jungle as it truly comes to life. Your treehouse is now a cosy retreat with warm lighting and a cooling fan, setting you up for a peaceful nights rest until you wake to watch the sunrise in the morning.

Mornings at Atremaru Resort are equally magical. Beginning the day with a healthy breakfast will get you set up for another day of adventure or relaxation. If you wish to venture out around the island, rental scooters are available on site and offer a convenient and fun way to get around. With endless hidden beaches and viewpoints, and many villages to explore, there’s enough to keep you busy for as long as you can keep yourself away from the serenity of Atremaru Resort & Spa.

Are you also visiting El Nido?
Stay at the beautiful Frangipani El Nido Hotel.

Services & Amenities

• Private beach 15 minutes walk
• Large outdoor swimming pool
• On site restaurant serving local specialities
• On site Bar
• Games room
• Laundry service available
• Airport and local shuttle available
• Fully environmentally sustainable

Castaway Resort | Koh Lipe, Thailand

Beach Cabanas at Castaway Resort, Koh Lipe, Thailand

Castaway Resort, Koh Lipe 

Often referred to as the Maldives of Thailand, Koh Lipe Island is a beach lovers paradise with powder white sand and crystal clear water. Since it’s a little further out of the way than many other Thai islands, not as many people venture down to it, meaning that the island has managed to maintain some of its local culture and small island vibes.

Of course, when coming to an island like Koh Lipe you’ll want to stay right on the beachfront to make the most of the unbeatable ocean views. Castaway Resort has an idyllic set-up, with wooden treehouse style bungalows with the beach right on the doorstep.

Beachfront cabanas at Castaway Resort, Koh Lipe, Thailand

Beachfront Bungalows

Settle right into island life with your very own beachfront bungalow. Made from locally sourced natural materials, these quaint two-story wooden beach huts have everything you need for a comfortable stay. The bedroom upstairs offers fantastic views, whether you’re on the beachfront or in the garden. Colourful hand-woven fabrics add a flare of local culture, whilst the artwork on the walls can be purchased to support the local community. Though simple in design and decoration, the bungalows are perfect to retreat to after a day in the sun, complete with ceiling fans and mosquito nets to ensure a restful nights sleep.

Visiting Koh Yao Noi? Check out the sustainable tree house retreat Island Hideout for en epic stay.

Island Vibes

Castaway Resort Koh Lipe has the layout of a small village, with a maze of sandy paths leading to each individual bungalow. This sense of community reflects the relaxed and sociable feel of the resort, whilst the design of the huts themselves creates privacy. Soak up the peace and tranquillity from the hammocks on your front porch, with a laid back or seated option to suit your mood at the time. It’s the ideal spot to sink into a good book, or simply to shelter from the midday sun under the palm trees that tower above the rooftops.

Step down from your front porch and into the soft white sand below, and follow the trail to the beach just steps away. Down on the beachfront, the Castaway Restaurant is a vibrant place to hangout at any time of day. From breakfast through to late night snacks, there’s something on the menu for everyone. And the awesome drink specials everyday during Happy Hour, it’s the perfect place to catch up after a day of scuba diving, snorkelling, or taking a boat tour around the islands.

Visiting Krabi? Stay sustainably at Anana Ecological Resort Krabi.

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Sunrise & Sunsets

Being on the East side of Koh Lipe, Castaway Resort catches the most perfect sunrise everyday. As the sky comes alive and the light beams down onto the water, the warm golden hues of sunrise bring the beach to life. Early morning yoga classes are available for those who like to start their day with some movement, and with a view like this, it’s hard not to be tempted.

The West side of the island is the place to be to catch an epic sunset. Just a 10 minute walk from Castaway Resort, this long stretch of white sand welcomes the islands inhabitants and visitors to soak up the last light of the day. As the boats dock on the shore to signal the end of another day, the sky puts on an impressive display of pink, purple and orange light that bleeds into the sea behind the island.

In short, the island is definitely worth the journey. Its laid back island vibes, a simple and rustic lifestyle are enough to make you pause, slow down and enjoy the ride. If this sounds like just your speed, then be sure to stay at Castaway Resort Koh Lipe.

Island hopping to Koh Samui? Discover Sea Dance Resort for a relaxing stay in a gorgeous setting. 

 

Services & Amenities

• Located on Sunrise Beach in Koh Lipe
• Short stroll to walking street, filled with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars
• Eco friendly resort
• Beachfront or garden view treehouse style bungalows
• Breezy two storey bungalows with a fan over the bed for additional cool air
• Private deck with hammock
• Family friendly, with activities for all ages
• Beachfront restaurant and bar
• Yoga classes
• Massage and spa treatments available in the beach Salas
Scuba diving centre onsite

Heading to Koh Lanta? Book your stay at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort

 

La Casita de Baclayon | Philippines

wicker tray with a French press coffee maker and tea cups at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines
guest suites
hectares of tropical forest
minute walk to Baclayon pier
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to Tagbilaran City

La Casita de Baclayon

Tucked away on the hill above a small town in Bohol stands the marvel that is La Casita de Baclayon. It’s a lovely family run guesthouse offering the warmest hospitality and home comforts. Rarely will you find a place with such a warm welcome and lasting charm. Designed and built with sustainability in mind, this beautiful guesthouse boasts high ceilings and an open plan concept, with spacious living quarters that really bring the outside in.

lounge area with high ceilings and open walls at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines
lights hang from a tree inside the courtyard at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines
open plan living area at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines

In Harmony with Nature

Made with natural and locally sourced materials, the building blends seamlessly with it’s lush green surroundings capped with cogon thatch roofs and spectacular wooden beams throughout. Two large indoor pools with circulating water keep the house naturally cool, working with the sea breeze to ventilate throughout.

The two guest rooms at La Casita are spacious, light and inviting. The suites are tastefully decorated with local Filipino art pieces, hand woven fabrics and intricate wood carvings. Open bathrooms invite the sea breeze to roll over the bamboo and keep the space cool, whilst sunlight streams in from the outside maintaining the bright and open feel that flows throughout the house.

An abundance of outdoor space invites you to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the gentle sea breeze that rolls up the hill and cools the house. As the sun dips down into the sea below the forest, the golden hour light floods into La Casita giving a warmth and serene glow. My advice, settle down with a book in the Thai style garden den and listen as the forest comes alive.

plate of fresh mango, pineapple and watermelon, decorated with a tropical flower at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines

A Memorable Breakfast Experience

Each day begins with a breakfast that is second to none. Served in an open courtyard that is comfortably shaded by trees, guests are invited to choose from a selection of mouth watering dishes. Breakfast is served with homemade bread, a selection of fresh fruits, and delicious local coffee. The dishes are all homemade and are seasoned to perfection, with the baked eggs and potato hash brown leaving a particularly lasting impression.

Baked eggs in tomato sauce with fresh herbs, served for breakfast at La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines

Services & Amenities

• Wonderful hosts
• 2 guest suites
• En-suite bathrooms
• Private balcony overlooking the jungle
• Incredible breakfast
• Homecooked lunch and dinners available
• Sustainably built
• Open air layout bringing the outside in
• Natural ventilation and air cooling systems
• Complimentary shuttle service to town
• Hosts can arrange sustainable tours, and even offer a packed lunch of fabulous homemade food

Sustainability & Community

The owners of La Castia de Baclayon are passionate about sustainability and supporting the local community, running the guesthouse as a not-for-profit enterprise. This passion extends well beyond the guesthouse, so all the tours and activities they recommend are in partnership with local operators that support the environment. The family are also involved in several more environmental and community projects, which you can learn more about on their website.

Is sustainability important to you? Discover Atremaru Resort in Palawan.

Chido Café in Baclayon

Be sure to also stop by Chido Café in Baclayon, which is the family’s latest venture. This brand new café offers incredible ocean views and a delicious menu of fusion cuisine inspired from personal travels. With bright colourful décor and highly photogenic dishes, Chido Café is any Instagrammer’s dream.

Are you also visiting El Nido?
Stay at the beautiful Frangipani El Nido Hotel.

purple sweet pea lemonade at Chido Cafe from the owners of La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines
fish tacos at Chido Cafe, from the owners of La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines
pink wall, cushioned sofa and a large tropical plant inside Chido Cafe, from the owners of La Casita de Baclayon in Bohol, Philippines

Anana Ecological Resort | Thailand

Organic vegetable garden and bamboo yoga shala at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand
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Anana Ecological Resort

Anana Ecological Resort is a breath of fresh air. It has been recognised as a Green Globe Certified Resort, and it’s easy to see why. Every aspect of the design and build pays tribute to the planet’s natural resources, working in harmony with nature to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. Designed to use up as little green space as possible, the building occupies only a small piece of land and includes a rooftop garden to replant the greenery covered. This rooftop space offers unbeatable views of Ao Nang and the sea beyond.

Organic vegetable garden and bamboo yoga shala at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand
swimming pool with swim up bar set in lush greenery at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand
rooftop view at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand, overlooking the vegetable farm and lush greenery

Environmentally Friendly

Framed by Krabi’s famous limestone cliffs and luscious greenery, Anana Ecological Resort has been designed and built in harmony with it’s natural surroundings.  The grand outdoor pool is surrounded by greenery and hillside views. The pool is large enough to swim lengths, and the swim up bar is ideal for those who want a mid morning smoothie, an afternoon snack, or even a cheeky cocktail. 

Part of Anana’s sustainable endeavour includes an onsite vegetable garden, which provides fresh vegan farm produce for the hotel restaurant and café. Furthermore, the vegetable garden has been built in such a way that it can be enjoyed as a tranquil retreat. Pathways wind through the vegetables patches, taking you through beautiful bamboo structures that create pockets of shade. One such construct is used as a yoga shala, allowing you to take your practice in the peaceful gardens.

Heading to Koh Lipe? Book your stay at Castaway Beach Resort.

 

Thai Spa & Wellness Centre

Good for the mind, body and soul, Anana’s wellness centre offers a range of treatments including a fantastic traditional Thai massage. A rare Himalayan Pink Salt room is the perfect healing space, which generates negative ions and helps to counterbalance the influx of positive ions from all of the electronic devices we have come to use daily. It’s the perfect way to relax and de-stress.

Each day, guests are invited to start the morning with sunrise yoga on the rooftop. Unrivalled views of the surrounding limestone cliffs become breathtaking as the sun rises above them. For those seeking to carry on the zen, afternoon meditation practices take place daily as well.

Heading to Koh Lanta? Book your stay at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort

 
pink Himalayan salt room at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand
Massage room at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand
green yoga mat on wooden deck during sunrise yoga on the rooftop at Anana Ecological Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Concept Suites at Anana Ecological Resort

The attention to detail throughout the resort is impeccable. Anana’s concept suites offer a modern and contemporary twist on traditional Thai designs. The Thai Suite is an elegantly decorated room with a Thai style bed and lounge bed. High quality materials add a luxurious feel, and the large windows offer an abundance of natural light.

Environmentally friendly bathing products including bamboo toothbrushes are available for guests, in addition to soaps and shampoos made from natural ingredients and presented in tasteful glass bottles. Drinking water is also served in glass bottles, which are cleaned, refilled and reused to reduce waste.

Visiting Koh Yao Noi? Check out the sustainable tree house retreat Island Hideout for en epic stay.

Services & Amenities

• Cold drink & refreshing towel on arrival
• Complimentary welcome drinks on the rooftop at sunset
• Large outdoor swimming pool with swim up bar
• Extensive spa facilities including:
– massage treatments
– pink Himalayan salt room
– fitness centre
– sauna & steam room
– yoga & meditation space
• Sunrise yoga on the rooftop
• Organic vegetable garden onsite
• Continental breakfast buffet + unlimited a la carte menu
• Streats restaurant serves local specialities and oven baked pizzas
•  Free shuttle service to Ao Nang Beach (5 minutes) and Anana’s Beach Club (8 minutes)
• Beach Club offers a private beach, restaurant, and massage treatments

Island hopping to Koh Samui? Discover Sea Dance Resort for a relaxing stay in a gorgeous setting. 

 

Sea Dance Resort | Thailand

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Sea Dance Resort

Listen as the bamboo sways gently in the breeze, as the roaring waves flirt with the shore. Let the white noise of nature carry you away to a peaceful state of mind. Feel the energy of the earth underneath your feet, the warmth of the sun on your skin, and let yourself go. Feel energised, refreshed, alive.
Welcome to Sea Dance Resort.

sustainable cabana built in lush gardens at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui
lunch with a sea view at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui
sofa with cushions beside a private pool at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui

The Story of Sea Dance

“I was standing on the beach looking out to the water and the waves swayed back and forth, it was like the sea was dancing for me” explained Poy, the designer and owner of the property, as he told the story of how Sea Dance Resort came to be. “We wanted to create somewhere that people can really be themselves, to find the rhythm of their own unique beat.” It’s all about letting go and unwinding, finding tranquility in nature, away from the everyday.

Nature is respected here, from the power of the sun and the sea, to the abundance of the local land. “We used as many locally sourced and natural products as possible throughout the resort.” The myriad of hand crafted bamboo structures and roof thatch made from tree leaves reflects the elegance of sustainable design. “The aim was always to blend in with the surroundings, to protect the land and the community, and to be as sustainable as possible.” And you can feel this passion as you walk around the resort, following small winding paths that hug the curves of the earth below, breathing fresh air from the vast variety of plants and trees, and watching the butterflies float by.

Visiting Koh Yao Noi? Check out the sustainable tree house retreat Island Hideout for en epic stay.

The Experience

There’s no better place to unwind than at Sea Dance Resort. Everything is taken care of here, and your only concern is to relax and enjoy yourself. The rooms are so luxurious, with plush bedding, air conditioning, and big windows that fill the space with natural light. The en suite bathrooms are a real treat, complete with an outdoor shower surrounded by bamboo. The rooms are equipped with everything you could think of, from robes and slippers to beach bags and umbrellas. Some rooms even have a private plunge pool, so you can literally step out of bed and into the water for the ultimate cool down experience. Each room is stand-alone and surrounded by lush greenery, ensuring your have a great sense of privacy and space.

Visiting Krabi? Stay sustainably at Anana Ecological Resort Krabi.

lady wearing a black dress sits at the edge of a pool beside a cabana in Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui
inside the cabana at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui
bamboo chairs at the front of the cabana at Sea Dance Resort Koh Samui

Unbeatable Hospitality

An infinity pool overlooks the private beach, complete with swim-up bar offering a great selection of Gins to ease you into the afternoon. The restaurant serves a delicious range of local and Western style dishes, with curries that are not to be missed! Every table offers a sea view, with the option to dine directly on the beachfront. The on-site vegetable garden provides fresh and organic produce to the kitchen, ensuring the meals are prepared with only the finest local ingredients.

The team at Sea Dance go above and beyond, always there to offer a glass of ice water as you sit by the pool, and sometimes even a homemade ice lolly to cool you in the afternoon sun. It’s the thoughtfulness of small gestures that make Sea Dance so special. It’s no wonder they have developed a community of guests that happily return year after year.

Heading to Koh Lanta? Book your stay at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort

 

Services & Amenities

• Private villas set in lush tropical gardens
• Villas with private pools
• Beachfront setting with private beach area
• Infinity pool with swim-up bar
• Beach towels and umbrellas in every room
• Sea view restaurant, with option to set tables on the beach
• Onsite organic vegetable garden
• Daily happy hour specials
• Spa & wellness centre
• Yoga studio with a sea view
• Water sport facilities onsite
• 1.6 miles to Samui International Airport

Heading to Koh Lipe? Book your stay at Castaway Beach Resort.

 

Grand Mayfull Hotel | Taipei

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Grand Mayfull Hotel

Never have we seen a foyer quite so spectacular as that of The Grand Mayfull Hotel. Large spiral staircases caress pillars of polished white marble, drawing your eyes to the floors above, with an awe-inspiring chandelier taking centre stage at the heart of it all. Adorned with highlights of gold and splashes of rich colour, the entrance hall is an architectural and artistic marvel. This lavish decor and immaculate attention to detail spreads into each and every room of this hotel.

two double beds in a neutral coloured room at Grand Mayfull Hotel, Taipei
foyer of Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei
luxurious marble bathroom at Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei

Suites & Guest Rooms

146 luxurious guest rooms and suites are accompanied by a large rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, and 5 incredible themed restaurants. The rooms and suites are impeccably designed, showcasing unique artwork and carefully curated furnishings to create an elegant yet homelike feel. Themed rooms are great for families, maintaining all of the elegance of the hotel and incorporating inspiring themes such as ‘Le Petit Prince’, complete with themed notepaper, cushions, and wall art. All rooms are light and spacious, with Executive, Prestige and Elite rooms, and outstanding Premier and Royal suites. The most jaw-dropping of all is the Mayfull Suite, complete with 250 square meters of space, including a bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room, a private sauna and balcony.

Lavish Bathrooms

Every guest room is complete with a state of the art bathroom with marble walls and large mirrors, lit with adjustable lighting to suit the mood. All suites are fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Relax in style with luxurious bathrobes and slippers, and a box filled with treats from The White Company Noir or Hermes. Add a Dyson hairdryer to the mix and you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a night of pampering.

Gastronomy

Food is a big part of Taiwanese culture, and the restaurants at Grand Mayfull truly attest to that. Five award-winning restaurants offer everything from sushi to Italian cuisine, each restaurant offering a unique and memorable dining experience with beautiful themed decor and some of Taiwan’s finest foods. Mipon Taiwanese Cuisine stands out among the selection – it’s easy to see why this restaurant has received multiple Michelin awards. The world-class experience doesn’t end there. In addition to the restaurants, there’s also a beautifully designed bakery. Delicious pastries and desserts are delicately prepared, served with freshly roasted coffee. The delightful pastries are perfect for a midday treat, whether you dine in or take them away to enjoy in the riverside park a short stroll away.

red circular table set for dinner in a restaurant at Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei
dinner set decorated with hand painted bird in a restaurant at Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei
Fresh fruit juice at the breakfast buffest at Grand Mayfull Hotel in Taipei

Services & Amenities

• 146 deluxe rooms and suites
• Mountain and riverside views
• 5 award-winning restaurants, including Michelin star restaurant Mipon
• 1 café & bakery
• Lounge bar with live music and daily drinks specials
• Grand ballroom with 7m high ceiling
• 25m heated rooftop pool with in-water loungers and a large screen TV
• Fitness centre with state of the art equipment, with complimentary bottled water & fresh fruit
• Wellness centre with sauna, steam room, hot & cold pools
• Massage treatments available
• Located in the Dazhi district

Silks Place, Tainan | Taiwan

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Spacious Rooms
outdoor swimming pool
min walk from main attractions
star cuisine
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Silks Place

Welcome to Silks Place, Tainan’s newest five star hotel. This luxurious hotel embodies the spirit of the ancient Silk Road, a trading route that carried goods and ideas between the East and the West. Throughout the hotel, the subtleties of Eastern aesthetics blend seamlessly with modern luxuries of the Western world to create an incredibly elegant design.

front desk at Silks Place Tainan
shelves with collectable books and calligraphy art work on display at Silks Place Tainan
large drum on a wooden stand in the entrance at Silks Place Tainan

History & Heritage

Local culture is incorporated in the most beautiful way, using patterns and designs with historical and cultural significance. Chinese design inspired by the nearby Confucian Temple can be identified throughout the interior, such as the unique calligraphy brush lampshades that take centre stage in the guest rooms. The artwork and artefacts on display have all been carefully selected to bring something special. Local artists and charities are supported through seasonal exhibitions at the hotel, reflecting the hotel values of community empowerment and the importance of retaining Taiwanese history and heritage.

The warming sense of community begins at the door of Silks Place Tainan. Two large Taiwanese ‘welcome drums’ invite you into the grand lobby, while a friendly face offers a comforting cup of sweet tea.

Comfortable & Elegant

Spacious, open-plan rooms offer modern bathrooms complete with everything you need to relax and pamper yourself. Comfortable beds and warm cosy lighting create the perfect sleep environment, whilst a fantastic room service menu brings incredible food to your room, including Regent Taipei’s award-winning beef noodle soup. The rooms are tastefully decorated within a contemporary style that incorporates elements of local art and traditions.

lamp in the shape of a paint brush hangs beside the bed at Silks Place Tainan
three painting brushed on a stand, a decoration in a room at Silks Place Tainan
bedroom and bathroom suite at Silks Place Tainan
table decoration on the breakfast buffet table at Silks Place Tainan
creamy signature cocktail with decorative spices and orange ring, at Silks Place Tainan
Chef prepares food for breakfast at Silks Place Tainan

Dining at Silks Place

Breakfast at Silks Place Tainan offers a choice of two dining rooms, a traditional Taiwanese breakfast or an extensive Western buffet. Both have an impressive selection of beautifully prepared dishes which make for a perfect start to the day. When it comes to lunch and dinner, Silks Place really delivers with a selection of unbeatable dining experiences on offer within the hotel building. Enjoy delectable selection of culinary masterpieces at ROBIN’S Grill and Teppan, or treat yourself to an evening of fine dining at Silks House. If you’re looking for something truly unique and memorable, opt for Le Petit Chef ‘In The Footsteps of Marco Polo’ – an incredible dining experience unlike anything you’ve seen before!The warming sense of community begins at the door of Silks Place Tainan. Two large Taiwanese ‘welcome drums’ invite you into the grand lobby, while a friendly face offer a comforting cup of sweet tea.

Evenings at Silks Place

Come nightfall, head out to the rooftop pool and savour the extensive cocktail menu at Glass House. Each drink is masterfully crafted by the talented team, encapsulating the history and traditions of Taiwan with creative combinations of tea, spirits, and local flavours. Nightly live music performances create a relaxed and fun ambiance, allowing you to enjoy your drinks out by the pool or in the comfort of the cosy bar space inside.

Silks Place is the perfect place to stay in Tainan. With a fantastic location and unbeatable amenities, unparalleled service and award winning design, it really is the ultimate Taiwanese experience.

Services & Amenities

• 255 luxurious rooms & suites
• Rooftop swimming pool
• 5 restaurants & 1 bar
• Taiwanese and Western breakfast buffets
• Fully equipped fitness centre
• Kid’s club
• Library
• Room service
• Robot assistants to deliver goods to your door
• Meeting rooms
• Wedding venue
• Close walking distance to Taiwan’s main attractions

If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan be sure to check out the other fantastic services offered by the Silks Hotel Group, including Regent Taipei and Silks Club in Kaohsiung, as well as luxury shopping centres and fantastic dining experiences.

Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort | Koh Lanta, Thailand

silhouette of a man and woman with a bright purple sunset sky over the sea at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta
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Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort

There’s no better way to be greeted on a hot afternoon than with a refreshing towelette and cold sweet drink to reinvigorate your senses. With the most welcoming team and immaculate grounds, Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort offers a luxury island experience from the moment you arrive.

beach at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta
beach bar at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta
beachfront bar and deck at night, at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta

Tranquillity in Nature

The resort is set in luscious green surrounds that span the hillside to the beachfront. The spacious setting creates a sense of tranquillity that is often hard to find in a holiday resort. Even the villas and rooms are well spaced, with some offering a hillside forest view and others overlooking the sea. It gives the feeling of being in a small hotel or private villa, but with all the benefits and facilities of a high-end luxury resort.

Heading to Koh Lipe? Book your stay at Castaway Beach Resort.

 

Private & Peaceful

All of the villas and rooms at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort are modern and comfortable. Deluxe rooms have private balconies overlooking the pool or offering direct pool access. Hilltop view villas are nestled in the lush gardens, whilst others overlook the ocean. Some villas even include a private hot-tub overlooking the Andaman Sea.

The resort’s private beach invites you to unwind, with loungers, chairs, beanbags and hammocks all overlooking the water. Why not treat yourself to a beachfront massage and relax to the sounds of the ocean washing up on the shore.

Visiting Koh Yao Noi? Check out the sustainable tree house retreat Island Hideout for en epic stay.

massage bed on the beach at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta
three-storey hotel building at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort, Koh Lanta

Delicious Cuisine at Moonlight Exotic Bay

Moonlight Exotic Bay’s beachfront restaurant is incredible. Delicious local cuisine, Western favourites, and refreshing smoothie bowls are available throughout the day. The dishes are made with high quality fresh ingredients and are presented in the most eye-catching way, served in local handmade bowls and decorated with tropical flowers. This is one resort restaurant you’ll be happy to dine in day after day.

The Perfect Escape

Sunset is the most magical time at Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort. Listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, as the sky paints a masterpiece of endless shades of pink and purple while the sun gives way to the moon. Enjoy a fabulous selection of cocktails at the beachfront bar, like a Pina Colada served in a fresh coconut.

Island hopping to Koh Samui? Discover Sea Dance Resort for a relaxing stay in a gorgeous setting. 

 

Services & Amenities

• Beachfront and sea view villas
• Deluxe pool view and pool access rooms
• Natural bathing products
• In-room robes and slippers
• Private beach for resort guests only
• 2 swimming pools
• Gym
• Yoga classes (on request)
• Library & meeting room
• Beachfront massage treatments
• Beachfront cocktail bar
• Buffet breakfast
• Restaurant serving a la carte lunch and dinner, plus snacks and drinks throughout the day
• Available as a wedding venue

If you’re searching for a luxury island escape, look no further than Moonlight Exotic Bay Resort. With a perfect location, unbeatable services, and unforgettable food, it’s no wonder they see guests returning year after year!

Visiting Krabi? Stay sustainably at Anana Ecological Resort Krabi.

The Island Hideout | Thailand

swimming pool set amongst the trees at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
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The Island Hideout

The Island Hideout in Koh Yao Noi is the perfect place for those who seek peace and tranquility but can’t say no to good adventure. Trust in the process as you creep along the bumpy dirt road, uphill and away from everything else on the island. You realise as soon as you arrive that you’ve made the right decision.

Luxury to some means good air conditioning, strong WiFi and someone waiting on you hand and foot. To others it is freedom, being surrounded by nature, and having the chance to become a part of something truly special.

man lying in a hammock in the treehouse at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
large bed with mosquito net cover in the treehouse at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
lady stands at the fence of the treehouse overlooking the lush jungle at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi

Welcome to The Island Hideout

Take off your shoes and turn off your phone. It’s time to reset, reconnect, and rejuvenate. There’s an energy that fills the air at Island Hideout, a peaceful yet invigorating energy. The fresh air, the unbeatable views over the jungle to the ocean, and being surrounded purely by nature. In a world of concrete and technology, it’s a blessing to be free in this way.

Listen to the symphony of cicadas as they sing in harmony, with a mesmerising crescendo and synchronised end to the piece. Fall asleep to the sounds of the leaves blowing lightly in the wind. There’s something so comforting about sleeping beneath a mosquito net within an open air room, and waking up with the sunrise as the morning light illuminates the jungle below.

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Immersed in Nature

Four incredible tree-houses are beautifully designed and crafted from locally sourced materials. Bamboo frames, open air rooms, and a beautiful rainwater shower give an incredible feel of no-frills luxury, and all the satisfaction of sustainable living and sense of doing good for the planet. Every effort has been made to live in harmony with the natural surroundings. All soaps and shampoos are 100% natural, and all water is collected from rainfall. There’s no electricity, no air conditioning and no TVs. Instead, small solar powered generator lights, the natural breeze from the ocean, and an incredible floor to ceiling view of the jungle.

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lady in a black dress sits at the edge of a swimming pool overlooking the treetops at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
woman takes a shower looking out onto the jungle in the open bathroom at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
wooden bridge leads to a covered dining area at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi

Relax & Recharge

Relax your way. Whether that’s with a yoga class on the deck, reading in a hammock, or taking a dip in the rainwater pool. Fresh fruit juices and homemade lemonades will keep you feeling refreshed throughout the day, and there’s plenty on the menu to try when you get hungry. The Hideout chef is an fantastically talented lady, who cooks traditional cuisine to an impeccable standard. The local prawn curry is to die for, and the unique twists on traditional dishes make for an even more memorable experience.

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Services & Amenities

• 4 stunning open-air ‘treehouse suites’
• 700 sqf | 60sqm open floor plan
• Ocean and/or jungle views from every angle
• Luxurious king-size bed
• Open-air bathroom
• Handcrafted natural bath products
• Drinking water replenished daily
• Thai traditional Sarong
• Electricity-Free
• Cold water rain shower 
• Freshest seafood and produce from the region
• Hand-crafted tonics and sodas, brewed daily from all-natural and organic ingredients
• Solar-filtered infinity pool

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The Island Hideout are proud to have started a number of projects that support the local community. The staff, who feel more like family, all live locally on the island. Hideout is supporting them to learn English and other new skills, as well as supporting the community through buying everything locally, including handmade place mats, robes and soaps.

patterned kimonos hang inside the treehouse at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi
dark pink and orange sunset sky over the trees, sea and islands in the distance at The Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi

Take a walk through the jungle trail to the secret Hideout beach, an untouched haven of warm turquoise water and soft sandy beach, the edges shaded by overhanging palm trees. Hideout’s beach clean-up project entices you to fill a trash bag with washed up plastics whilst you’re there. Bring it back up to the Hideout and they’ll thank you with an amazing cocktail on the house to enjoy while taking in the spectacular sunset.

The saying “it’s the people that make a place” stands all too relevant at The Island Hideout. What is already an incredible property and experience is further enhanced because of the beautiful people who work there. Not only that, but the Hideout seems to draw people who all have a shared appreciation for nature, for adventure, and for relaxation.

Lady with short hair wearing a red t-shirt carries a menu at Island Hideout Koh Yao Noi

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