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Tropical Thai Heaven: The Sands Khao Lak Resort…TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE NEWS / By Tony Bar / Barselona / Janbolat Khanat / Almaty / Jannifer Bar / New York / Susan Bones / California / Sedat Karagoz / Istanbul

Thailand’s Luxury Hot Spot

We’ve created the ultimate Thai holiday with luxury and indulgence, featuring the incredible beachfront resort The Sands Khao Lak by Phuket’s premier hotel group, the Katathani Group. Khao Lak is the new Thai Hotspot, and it’s easy to see why. Khao Lak today is the Patong of decades ago –  stunning and tranquil, situated on a sandy beach strip just north of Phuket.
The Sands resort is located about an hour from Phuket International Airport in the heart of trendy Khao Lak.  The hotel can also arrange transfers and a handy private airport pick-up is included in this deal, so there is no need to search for a taxi.

As Patong has been overrun by tourists, Khao Lak has surged in popularity. We’re frequent travellers to the region and can attest that the Patong crowd of 20 years ago is now turning to Khao Lak to avoid the hustle and bustle of Patong.  Khao Lak is also close to to the stunning Similan Islands, where visitors enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, and pristine nature reserves.
Inspired by nature and designed with stylish, spacious contemporary angles, the Sands Khao Lak is one of the newest additions to the multi award-winning Katathani Group.
Kata has a number of hotels in Phuket – including highly rated hotels The Shore and Katathani. The Sands gives Katathani devotees the chance to experience Khao Lak in luxury.
To view the offer in a new window, click here.
About Khao Lak
What differentiates Khao Lak from neighboring tourist destinations like Phuket, are its upscale, secluded coastal resorts, quiet, uncrowded beaches, family-friendly night time environment and provincial ordinances, which prohibit the building of structures taller than the height of a coconut palm tree.

It’s ideal for couples looking for a relaxing vacation and also fantastic for families, especially with younger children.
If you want to hit the nightclubs every night, then we’d suggest avoiding Khao Lak, and heading to Patong, or Bangkok or Kuta in Bali – but for families looking for fun and relaxation, or couples looking for romance, Khao Lak is THE premier destination.
The Resort
The Sands is a large hotel – with more than 300 well sized rooms with sea or garden views. While large in size, the resort manages to maintain an intimate feel, with guests spread over five swimming pools and several restaurants.
The kids (and the young at heart) will be blissfully entertained by the delights of the indoor games centre.
The resort also includes a  supervised ‘kids club’ for children aged between four and twelve, with a kids ‘fun zone’ swimming pool area with a play pool…

children’s pool, mini water slide and bubble zone. For parents looking for some freedom from the kids in the evening, the Sands offers a reasonably priced babysitting service.
To view the offer in a new window, click here.
The Rooms
Rooms are either King or Twin and the bathrooms are a lot better than what we’re used to back home!  The usual features like LCD TVs and Wi-Fi are all there, and the Sands has a great in-house spa and gym.
Great bathrooms, with a large bathtub and separate shower.
Travelling with kids? It could be worth asking the Sands about their family rooms, and upgrade that can be arranged directly with the resort if you find beneficial. Guests who upgrade to a family room get a bright coloured room with separate kids area.
Guests choosing to upgrade to a VIP Package will also stay in a gorgeous Lagoon View Sands Room that grants breathtaking vistas. As an added bonus,
guests will also enjoy double the amount of massages – that’s a whopping 16 massages to share between two adults for the eight night package and 20 for the ten nighter!
The ‘Fun’ Pool
When we visited the resort, the little kids were loving the special kids pool, which has a waterside, fountains, bubble play and lots of other fun features. Sadly, we weren’t allowed on the water-slide. (Apparently, we were too old).
Evenings
There’s plenty to do at night at the Sands – enjoy one of the in-house restaurants, or take the free cocktail making course and indulge in a few cocktails at the same time. There’s nothing better than sitting back with a pina colada and looking over the pools.
Guests light lanterns at The Sands.
Dining
There’s definitely no shortage of dining options at The Sands (and Khao Lak in general if you want more variety – there are numerous options located within walking distance of the resort).
The Sands has two main on-site dining options including Floating Market, a luxurious Thai restaurant alongside the resort’s natural lagoon, and Talay, a modern sea front restaurant showcasing local, regional and international cuisine, and featuring live cooking presentations.
To view the offer in a new window, click here.
Every morning all guests get a full buffet breakfast, complete with every type of Western and Asian food imaginable. From the egg station, where you can select poached, scrambled, sunny side up … to the dim sum and soup stations.
One of Thailand’s specialty dishes – Sticky Rice & Mango!
Guests will enjoy a romantic three-course Seafood Dinner for two at Talay (with highlights such as Lobster bisque and Grilled Rock Lobster) and a three course fine dining Thai dinner for two at the Floating Market Restaurant.
Or choose to trade in one of your dinners for a Thai cooking course for two, led by the renowned Chef Somchai, where you can taste and learn the secrets of making traditional Thai delicacies.
 Evening view of The Floating Market Fine Dining Thai Restaurant.
Guests enjoying dinner at The Floating Market Restaurant.
Evening with the Talay Restaurant to the left.
Delicious Pad Thai Station.
Getting There
Getting to Khao Lak from Australia is easy. You can fly directly to Phuket International Airport from some Australian cities, or do what we did and come via Bangkok (or Singapore/KL) .
Phuket International airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Thai Airways. Other options include flying to Singapore, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpa and taking a short connecting flight directly to Phuket. Once you get to Phuket, you can take your pre-arranged transfer straight to the hotel.
Spa Indulgence
The offer also includes eight soothing 30-minute massages at the seaside Sala (or ten massages for the standard ten night package)
While there are literally hundreds of cheaper options outside the hotel, there’s a big difference in the quality of treatment and the spa itself. Some of the cheaper spas outside the resort may not have the levels of service and more importantly, hygiene that you get from the premium hotel spa.
Khao Lak is quickly becoming one of our Travel Team’s favourite getaway destinations, and with all this who can blame us? There’s simply no better place to indulge in some uncompromised tropical relaxation by the beachfront, than at The Sands Khao Lak Resort.
To view the offer in a new window, click here.

Tropical Thai Heaven: The Sands Khao Lak Resort…TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE NEWS / By Tony Bar / Barselona / Janbolat Khanat / Almaty / Jannifer Bar / New York / Susan Bones / California / Sedat Karagoz / Istanbul

5 Travel Trends For 2020…By Staff Writer ……Luxurytravelmag…Jannifer Bar / New York / Tony Bar / New Orleans / Janbolat Khanat / Almaty

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From staying in perspex domes in East Africa and underwater rooms in Mozambique to sleeping atop a ‘bird’s nest’ in Kenya, travel company Ker & Downey Africa designs tailor-made luxury adventure expeditions with a twist. No stranger to the experiential travel boom, the company is already seeing five overwhelming trends among its adventurous wanderers emerge for 2020, and they are a far cry from the standard safaris of yesterday…

Bite-Size Travel

‘Bite-size’ travel is your solution to making every second count. Evolving with the modern-day traveller, Ker & Downey Africa now offers curated travel experiences that showcase the best of Africa, in a shorter time frame. Expect condensed travel times by private jet, faster travel routes and cutting to the chase of Africa’s must-see, must-do experiences. Check out their bite-size 18 Day Botswana, Rwanda + Mozambique LuxVenture.

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World class galleries, museums and the best of local, African art is at your fingertips when you travel with Ker & Downey Africa in 2020. From exclusive boutique hotels housing private art collections to private diamond collections, explore Ker & Downey Africa’s 11 Day Diving for Diamonds LuxVenture.
 

‘B-leisure’ Travel

According to Forbes Magazine, 87% of business travellers say that they are likely to mix business and leisure on the same trip, while 56% of travellers include the family on a business trip. In Africa, why not combine a business trip in Johannesburg with a 2-3 day safari in the Greater Kruger?

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GRACE ELIZABETH CAPTIVATES IN ESTEE LAUDER ‘BRONZE GODDESS’ AD

Grace Elizabeth stars in Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess campaignGrace Elizabeth stars in Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess campaign

Grace Elizabeth looks ready for summer with Estee Lauder’s new Bronze Goddess campaign. Captured on a luxury yacht by Mario Sorrenti, the brunette shows off a golden tan. Styled by Carine Roitfeld, Grace wears an asymmetrical black swimsuit with gold cuffs. James Pecis works on her sleek hair for the shoot with makeup by Mark Carrasquillo.

Related: Grace Elizabeth Becomes a Victoria’s Secret Angel – See the Photos!

GRACE ELIZABETH – ESTEE LAUDER – 2019 CAMPAIGNS

Grace Elizabeth shines in Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess promotional image
                                  Grace Elizabeth shines in Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess promotional image

ELSA HOSK LAYERS UP IN NICOLE BENISTI FALL 2019 CAMPAIGN

Elsa Hosk stars in Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
                                                      Elsa Hosk stars in Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2019 campaign

Elsa Hosk joins the second part of outerwear brand Nicole Benisti’s fall-winter 2018 campaign. Captured by Max Abadian (Atelier Management),

Elsa shines in metallic styles, shearling lined parkas and fur jackets. Following up Hailey Baldwin’s appearance, the Swedish model layers up in cold weather outerwear. 

Maher Jridi styles the shoot with hair by Benoit Moeyaert and Vincent Oquendo on makeup.

Related: Elsa Hosk Poses in Southwestern Style for ELLE Italy

   CAMPAIGN: ELSA HOSK FOR NICOLE BENISTI FALL/WINTER 2019

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Elsa Hosk poses in Ludlow coat for Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
                                  Elsa Hosk poses in Ludlow coat for Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2019 campaign
Model Elsa Hosk wears Montaigne jacket from Nicole Benisti's fall-winter 2018 campaign
                  Model Elsa Hosk wears Montaigne jacket from Nicole Benisti’s fall-winter 2019 campaign
Dressed in black, Elsa Hosk fronts Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
                                  Dressed in black, Elsa Hosk fronts Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2019 campaign
Elsa Hosk appears in Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
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Elsa Hosk shows off red lips in Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
                                          Elsa Hosk shows off red lips in Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2019 campaign
Clad in red, Elsa Hosk fronts Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2018 campaign
                                         Clad in red, Elsa Hosk fronts Nicole Benisti fall-winter 2019 campaign
Taylor Hill wears Victoria's Secret bridal lingerie
Taylor Hill wears Victoria’s Secret bridal lingerie

Bridal season is here, and if you’re looking for wedding day lingerie, Victoria’s Secret has plenty of inspiration.

The undergarment brand taps Angels Taylor Hill, Romee Strijd, Stella Maxwell and Lais Ribeiro for the sexy shoot. Spotlighting lace slip dresses,

form-fitting bodysuits and bralettes, these white-hot looks turn up the bombshell factor. See more images from VS’ bridal line below!

Related: Elsa Hosk Wows in Victoria’s Secret Summer Bombshell Campaign

VICTORIA’S SECRET BRIDAL LINGERIE 2019

                                   Romee Strijd wears lace coverup from Victoria’s Secret bridal lingerie collection
Stella Maxwell soaks up the sun in Victoria's Secret bridal lingerie
                                          Stella Maxwell soaks up the sun in Victoria’s Secret bridal lingerie
Lais Ribeiro models lace bra from Victoria's Secret bridal lingerie collection
                                  Lais Ribeiro models lace bra from Victoria’s Secret bridal lingerie collection
Taylor Hill dresses in white wearing Victoria's Secret bridal lingerie
                                            Taylor Hill dresses in white wearing Victoria’s Secret bridal lingerie

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The young Los Angeles-based label, Tularosa, is a bohemian dream come true.

Inspired by treasures collected along road trips up the California coast, desert excursions and beachy getaways,

Tularosa encompasses what every wild-at-heart wanderer wants to wear day to day,

from city to city. And their newest holiday 2019 campaign is one of the most amazing fashion collaboration ever.

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TULAROSA HOLIDAY ’15 CAMPAIGN
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MODEL / LISE OLSEN @ IMG
BEAUTY / ISABELLA SCHIMID
PHOTOGRAPHER & STYLIST / BRYDIE MACK

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