One Eleven Resort, Seminyak [Bali]

We checked into One Eleven with great anticipation, anxiously looking forward to our 2-night stay after the gorgeous pictures of the private pool villas seduced our minds. The design of One Eleven is minimalist, but our approach to service is anything but. We’re all about indulgence. David Beevers, General Manager at One Eleven We were not disappointed. … Read more

Holiday Inn Resort Batam [Indonesia]

Fresh from our trip to Bangkok, we went on a 2D1N  “spa-cation” to Holiday Inn Resort Batam with the main aim of trying out their award winning Tea Tree Spa. Initially disappointed because the dates we wanted were fully booked, an email from The Missus to Holiday Inn Batam revealed that while they are no … Read more

Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort, Wulai [Taiwan]

Visiting a hot spring hotel in Taiwan has always been at the top of my to-do list, despite having been to Taiwan thrice. When we booked our stay for Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort, we were not aware that it was under the umbrella of Relais & Châteaux that guarantees hospitality excellence. Relais & Châteaux almost … Read more

[Taiwan] Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort – Creative Cuisine

On a rainy afternoon, we arrived at the Wulai District of Taiwai, an area famous for hot springs. After stays in a hotel, motel, and a minsu, we were ready for a stay in a “resort”. When it comes to accommodation, Volando Urai Spring Spa & Resort is without a doubt the highlight of our trip … Read more

[Batam Island] Tempat Senang Boutique Resort & Spa

As mentioned in my December 2011 blog post on Tempat Senang (wow, time flies!), we finally made it back to the wonderful little spa resort in Batam! This time round, we took the 2D/1N Weekend Overnight Spa Special at SGD$235 per pax, which includes land transfers (7-minutes only), breakfast, one-night stay in a standard suite and a … Read more