Visitors will enjoy taking an appealing river cruise in Kanchanaburi Province, located to the west of Bangkok. A luxurious vessel with teakwood cabins will enable you to visit local attractions such as historic sites, temples, waterfalls, remnants of Khmer buildings, hot springs, war cemeteries, the bridge located on the River Kwai and other fascinating locations.
Bangkok cruises are an excellent way to explore the Thai capital, and an excellent choice would be the excursions offered by Anantara Cruises Thailand. A Bangkok cruise tour will provide visitors with many of the city’s attractive sights.

With amazing sunny beaches, lush forests, busy shopping malls and a naughty nightlife Thailand seems to have it all. This popular Southeast Asian tourist destination is perhaps best known for its heavenly beaches. Primarily a Buddhist country, Thailand has numerous tranquil Buddhist shrines and temples. The sculptures and statues in these shrines illustrate extraordinary craftsmanship. However, the Thai people are very open minded and welcome visitors from any culture or religion around the world. Koh Samui is a charming, secluded island on the east coast of the country. This is home to some of the most spectacular beaches of Thailand.

Chaweng is a popular beach located on the eastern part of Koh Samui. This mesmerizing island is blessed with a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you want to get away from the beach you can go on a wildlife expedition and explore the secrets of the island. Heaven’s Garden is a unique attraction of Koh Samui. It is the creation of Nim Thongsuk a Samui of the fourth generation. At the somewhat advanced age of 77 he decided to fashion a heaven on earth in his homeland. This ambitious craftsman carved dozens of sculptures depicting figures from the Buddhist scriptures on the hillside of Koh Samui. The figures are blended into their surroundings so expertly that you might even miss them while walking along. Nim was engaged in making Koh Samui a heaven for visitors till his death at the age of 99. Most of the organized tours include this enchanting Heaven’s Garden in their itinerary.

While in Koh Samui you will be able to indulge in some mouth watering seafood dishes. Although Thai food can be quite spicy, drawing heavily form Indian and Malay cuisine it is extremely delightful. You can also enjoy the sweet water of coconut while visiting the island as it is a very popular drink when the sun is high. Most of the hotels along the beach have excellent restaurants which will serve you international fare as well.

A Koh Samui resort will treat you with the warm Thai smile and friendly hospitality. At Chaweng hotel accommodation can easily be found along the beach. Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui is one such option where you will be transported to a romantic tropical hideaway while being pampered by world class service.

Camping overnight in the desert is an experience that will draw the attention of almost any visitor to the desert emirate. After a day of dune bashing – travelling across sand dunes in a four wheel drive vehicle – there is no better way to unwind than to camp in the tranquil desert. At night the desert is utterly silent and secluded, and the camper will be able to relax in the serene ambience of the desolate desert landscape.

Discerning travellers desiring Abu Dhabi luxury hotels will find a pleasing accommodation in the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. One of the outstanding Abu Dhabi hotels this fine rest offers well-appointed rooms and gracious hospitality.

Quietly nestled along the south-eastern border of Railway Park or Vachirabenjatas Park, lies a magical enclave that is devoted to one of the world’s most captivating and delicate creatures. Dubbed the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, this vast enclosure is the verdant home of nearly 500 butterflies that encompass nearly 20 species of the insect genera.  As a lush, tropical garden the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is a frequent stopover for nature lovers and locals hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in a green sanctuary littered with fluttering delicate creatures that are as mesmerizing as intriguing.


Contained within a massive cage that spreads out over an expansive area of 1,100 square metres, the butterflies can be seen flying in to the cage’s dome which is also an impressive 15m in height. Constructed with ample ventilation based on an open framework, the cage is well-suited to the flighty personalities of its colourful inhabitants. Located in between Rotfai Garden and Queen Sirikit Garden the sanctuary is divided in to an exhibition region, activity area, embryo breeding room and a feed breeding room while a Lamphu tree enclosure and a scenic area are also situated alongside insectariums.
Open to visitor free of charge every day of the week except on Monday, the Bangkok Butterfly Garden and Insectarium can well be described as a living study room for those with a fascination for the delicate winged creatures that evolve from caterpillars. Sheltered from the harsh rays of the sun by giant ferns, rockeries, wild blooms and even a waterfall the park provides its chief inhabitants an idyllic setting to dwell and roam free. Some of the mot popular varieties of butterflies at the garden include the Giant Silkworm Butterfly and the Golden Birdwing butterfly while the Siam Tree Nymph is also a crowd’s favourite. The venue’s indoor spaces also contain informative exhibits that showcase the intriguing life cycle of these stunning insects and other particulars that will be of great interest for butterfly lovers.
Visitors in search of a five-star Bangkok hotel should look no further than The Peninsula Bangkok. Offering guests the crème de la crème in high-end amenities this Bangkok luxury hotel pulls out all the stops when it comes to opulent accommodation in the Thai capital.

Sri Lanka, located just south of the Indian Peninsula, is blessed with some of the most beautiful gold sandy beaches in the world. One of the most beautiful and undisturbed beaches in Sri Lanka is the Rekawa Beach, located just 10km from the Tangalla Bay. This golden sandy beach is an extremely beautiful and relaxing beach, with warm blue waves breaking on the beach every now and then. It is also one of the largest Turtle Nesting Areas in Sri Lanka, and is thus pivotal to the eco-system of Sri Lanka.

One of the most amazing and once in a life time experiences that the Rekawa Beach offers is Night Turtle Watching. Since this beach is an important Turtle Nesting Area, hundreds of sea turtles make their way to the shore to lay their eggs and give life to the next generation of sea turtles. The Rekawa Beach is highly populated by majestic sea turtles that can grow up 4 feet in length and can weigh up to 600kg.

The best time to witness this amazing experience is during the months of January, February, March and April under the light of the full moon. One usually has to wait for a few hours without making a sound as the turtles are most agitated when they are about lay their eggs. It is indeed an amazing sight to see the large sea turtles quietly and laboriously make their way on to the beach, and dig not one, but two holes to lay her eggs. One of these holes is a decoy hole which the sea turtle digs to keep her eggs safe from predators, and lays her eggs in the other hole before making her way back to the sea. It is truly unbelievable to see the effort and care the sea turtle takes to ensure her eggs are safe, which displays the beauty of nature. There are guides available along the beaches, who will take you through this amazing process. So to witness this amazing feat of nature, head over to the beaches of Rekawa.

One of the best hotels to stay in while you enjoy the beauty of the South of Sri Lanka is the Jetwing Tangalla Bay, a premier Sri Lanka beach resort. Offering serene accommodation in 34 superior and deluxe rooms, the Jetwing Tangalla Beach is one of the best hotels to absorb the beauty of the beach. With two exquisite restaurants, Jacuzzi facilities, relaxing bars and sprawling lawns & grounds, the Jetwing Tangalla Bay is among the finest Sri Lanka hotels.

The idyllic Maldive Islands have been acclaimed as one of the world’s premier surfing destinations, providing excellent conditions for the sport. However it is appropriate to keep in mind some valuable tips. Currents and tides perform an important function in determining suitable surfing conditions in the islands. Surfing breaks occur in proximity to the atoll channels and most swells are from two to four feet high. It is important to wear booties as the dead corals near the shore tend to be very sharp. Discerning visitors who seek a superior villa in Maldives will be pleased by the attractive Anantara Kihavah. Counted amongst the outstanding Maldives resorts this fine rest offers excellent accommodations and impeccable service.