Gaya Travel experiences Club Med Bintan, Indonesia alongside the new partnership of CLUB MEDXLACOSTE
By Fiqrie Dahari on October 10, 2018
(Phu Quoc, 8 June 2017) – JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has picked up the prized title of Asia’s Leading New Resort at the 24th Annual World Travel AwardsTM Asia & Australasia. The Bill Bensley-designed luxury resort, inspired by the legend of a fictional former university for French colonists, saw off stiff competition to claim the prestigious accolade at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai on Sunday 4th June. “We’re delighted to be named Asia’s Leading New Resort, and in particular to be recognized in this way by our colleagues in the hospitality industry,” said Ty Collins, General Manager of JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. “The opening of the hotel marks the birth of luxury hospitality in Phu Quoc, and has […]
By Marriott International on June 9, 2017
Travellers all come in various forms: solo, couple or family. Each has its own positive side and challenges. Travelling families, for instance, requires suitable accommodation, consequently giving parents headache since they need to consider may aspects such as safe environment, sufficient space, efficient facilities and suitable activities so that each family member can enjoy their holiday. Gaya Travel team had the opportunity to stay at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, which is conveniently located along the prime beachfront Batu Ferringhi area, only 20 minutes’ drive from Georgetown and 45 minutes from Penang International Airport. This four-star resort offers an extensive range of facilities and services that cater to the needs of guests, especially those travelling with family. From our observation, Golden […]
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on May 23, 2017
Primed to be the ultimate island hideaway in Southeast Asia, Bawah Private Island, the epitome of natural luxury, is set to open in the summer of 2017. A collection of five pristine islands amongst three crystal clear lagoons, Bawah Private Island is located just two hours from Singapore. The stunning untouched Anambas archipelago in Indonesia offers an unsurpassed, authentic island-hideaway experience, accessible via a ferry from Singapore to Batam, followed by a private seaplane to Bawah. Nestled amidst 300-acres of beautiful natural landscape surrounded by 13 beaches with crystal-clear waters, Bawah will feature 35 eco-designed villas, providing guests with a private oasis amongst spectacular scenery. Allowing a maximum of 70 guests on the island at any one time, the villas will encompass […]
By Gaya Travel on November 28, 2016
Borneo Malaysia, 28 October 2016 – Located in the biodiversity-rich region of Borneo and within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Gaya Island is home to some of the most fascinating and exotic species in the world, allowing its guests to embrace the wealth of flora and fauna it is part of. Gaya Island Resort marked another important milestone with the official launch of Gaya Island Resort Wildlife Centre on 26 October 2016. Led by Justin Juhun – Senior Resident Naturalist, the team is committed to long-term conservation, raising awareness for sustainable seafood choices, crafting experiences and educational programmes to protect and improve the natural environment for resort guests and future generations to come with the unwavering support of Sabah Parks […]
By Gaya Travel on November 2, 2016
Being the only resort nestled on Rebak Island, it literally felt like worlds away, even it was just a short boat ride from civilisation. Vivanta by Taj Rebak Island Resort is surrounded by emerald waters of the Andaman Sea, lush green jungle bursting with tropical plants and untouched beaches.
By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on October 27, 2016
Malaysia , 26 October 2016 – Cameron Highlands Resort’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting weekend is back this year with an inaugural Christmas pop-up market to offer guests a spot of shopping in addition to its line-up of much-anticipated Yuletide festivities. Held from 11 to 13 November, guests can also look forward to a luxurious spa experience, a revitalising mystery trail and delectable culinary adventures. Staying true to the resort’s tagline of ‘Trails, Tales & Traditions’, the weekend will celebrate the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony with splendour, exuding the old English charm of the luxurious resort. Guests can revel in a magical experience as they get to witness spectacular scenes of Christmas as towering Norwegian Pine Trees adorned in glittering lights and ornaments illuminate the resort, transforming it into a whimsical […]
By Gaya Travel on October 27, 2016
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, continues to expand its Middle East portfolio with the addition of two new five-star hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and another five-star hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The three additions consist of a duo of ultra-boutique properties in the Saudi capital Riyadh, namely the Vivienda Residences and Vivienda Granada, along with independent luxury leader, The Domain Hotel & Spa, in Manama, Bahrain. All three properties join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection of refined and globally sophisticated hotels and resorts and represent the company’s debut in these two key regional markets. “This is a milestone moment in the development […]
By Gaya Travel on October 24, 2016
Bali is renowned worldwide for its romantic architecture and furnishings, decorative handcrafted features and gorgeous artwork. In fact, art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued Balinese culture. Visitors to the island will not fail to notice intricately carved doorways, ornate stone statues and wood sculptures, splendid paintings, hand-woven textiles, highly wrought metal work, the traditional architecture of temples and houses, and beautifully crafted offerings to the Gods. InterContinental Bali Resort was conceived to showcase this ancient culture. Here, the essence and ambience of the island is captured with local materials – teak, coconut wood, alang- alang thatch, marble, stone and brick, as well as Balinese artistry and traditional aesthetic characteristics such as high pitched roofs layered to provide natural […]
By Gaya Travel on October 17, 2016
The Settlement Hotel is a smart property that occupies a four-storey building & converted into a contemporary designed boutique hotel in the city of Melaka
By Jeremy Khalil on April 13, 2016
Located in a very secluded location, Heritage Spa at The Aryani Resort is a symbol of guaranteed rejuvenation and exuberance.The location of The Aryani itself is refreshingly secluded and surrounded by greenery while being just a few steps away from the white powdery beach. The Heritage Spa is set in an old Heritage Timber House aged over a hundred years and faces the stretch of a wonderful beach.
By Gaya Travel on April 23, 2012
Merang Restaurant is a modern restaurant with a touch of traditional aesthetic. Located by the beach, Merang Restaurant offers diners a relaxing dining experience. Glossy dark brown woods infuse exclusivity to the interior. The carvings across the restaurant are clear indication of strong influence of Malay culture that is very close to the heart of the owner.
By Gaya Travel on April 19, 2012
I had no experience in the hotel industry and was working there to gain experience but somehow along the way, I fell in love with the hotel industry and I took the challenge together with the opportunities offered to me along the way. It is my passion that drives me to continue in this line and I found that there were a lot of opportunities for me to go far and develop a lot of skills within this industry
By Gaya Travel on April 18, 2012
Recognised as the largest and log cabin resort in Malaysia by the Malaysia Book of Records alongside a string of other accolades, it is also the first log resort in Malaysia that only uses timber log in the construction of its structures
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2012
If Philea Resort and Spa is a hidden diamond among the lush greenery, then Tanjung Wellness Spa at Philea is the sparkle of that diamond. As Gaya Travel team steps into the lobby of the spa, we find that the place is a welcoming gateway to a remarkably rejuvenating spa experience.
By Gaya Travel on February 23, 2012
Unexpected encounters with horn bills that glide right overhead, peacocks walking by during breakfast, a friendly bear cat greeting you from a tree or the occasional wild rabbit, iguana or squirrel crossing your path are all part of the magic of this remarkable resort.
By Gaya Travel on August 15, 2011
New Urban Bolthole in Patong, Phuket Upon arriving in Phuket, particularly at the famous Patong beach, travellers are bound to be overwhelmed by the number of accommodation options available at the destination. For those who visit Phuket for the first time like the Gaya Travel team, nowhere else proves more accessible and well-appointed than The Kee Resort & Spa, one of the latest properties to open in town. Being hip, vibrant, open, straightforward and undoubtedly urbane, The Kee Resort & Spa is fantastic for guests who seek ultimate convenience when being in Phuket. Connected to a shopping mall, this property opts for contemporary design that pays homage to the Sino-Portuguese characteristics that can be seen throughout Phuket’s Old City. The name “Kee” […]
By Shamsul Bahrin Zainuzzaman on June 24, 2011
Having travelling almost a thousand kilometres (it takes only an hour by flight) to come to this land of white elephant, we are pleased to be greeted with sweetest smile of the Pimalai Resort and Spa at the airport. After a brief introduction of the whole crew of the trip, we were then fastidiously ushered to our ride to go to the jetty.
By Gaya Travel on March 25, 2011