Koh Lanta restaurants - Crown Lanta

Dining at the Crown Lanta

Welcome to Koh Lanta! Even if you aren’t staying at the Crown Lanta Resort & Spa, you can still visit their restaurants (and spa). With the best views on Northern Koh Lanta, they have delicious food with unparalleled views of the Andaman sea, Koh Lanta, and the other nearby islands on the horizon!

Nancy Chandler Maps

Exploring Thailand with Nancy Chandler Maps

In Chiang Mai, Nancy Chandler needs no introduction. Almost everyone who has spent more than a few weeks in Chiang Mai will have discovered her colourful, quirky little map crammed with so many places that it’s a wonder how she ever 1) managed to walk all those streets and find the locations, and 2) managed…

Le Crystal Chiang Mai

Le Crystal

Le Crystal – One of Chiang Mai’s lesser known fine dining restaurants and repeated winner of Best French restaurant in Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant awards. An understated and refined location serving up fine French cuisine in a gorgeous teak glasshouse, Le Crystal could be one of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets.

Anantara Chiang Mai Loy Kratong

Loy Kratong & the Festival of Lights

Thailand is known for festivals – there seems to be a different festival every month – but the two most well known festivals are Songkran (April) and Loy Kratong (November). These festivals are celebrated by everyone, and the country usually comes to a standstill for a couple of days, so holidaymakers be warned; If you…

Chiang Mai Map

A little Map of Memories

We all have that special place that brings back beautiful memories. For some that’s walking around the streets of Paris with a loved one, for others it’s exploring a crazy Asian city by scooter or by foot, marveling at the skyscrapers in Tokyo or getting lost along little alleys in Venice. Those memories make us…

Phuket Chiang Mai Vegetarian Festival

Vegetarian Festival Chiang Mai – 20 -28th October

Thailand’s yearly Vegetarian Festival has its roots in a nine day Taoist celebration called the Nine Emperor Gods Festival and is now incorporated into Thai Buddhist practices. It starts on the eve of the 9th lunar month in the Chinese calendar and this year begins on Friday 20th October 2017 continuing through to Saturday 28th…

137 Pillars House Chiang Mai

The Best hotel in southeast Asia

Earlier this year Travel + Leisure readers voted for the best resort hotels in southeast Asia, and not one, but 5 hotels from Luxurious Chiang Mai made the top 10 list! That’s a pretty amazing feat and more evidence as to why Chiang Mai should be considered a luxury destination for discerning travellers. Amazingly most…