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A Review of the JW Marriott Emerald Bay (Phu Quoc, Vietnam)

The JW Marriott Emerald Bay Hai Vu Never before has there been so many choices for luxury destinations on Phu Quoc island. Once a sleepy land layered in red dirt roads, Vietnam’s largest island has fast become the go to vacation spot for motorbike adventurers, beachcombers, seafood enthusiasts and high-end hospitality seekers from around the world… You’ll find one of the island’s most lavish vacation spots in the JW Marriott Emerald Bay. Open since mid-2017, the resort is a sprawling 244-guestroom resort, which sits on an inlet of Phu Quoc’s Emerald Bay, along the coast of Bai Khem Beach...

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Review – The Aira Boutique Hotel In Sapa

Review – The Aira Boutique Hotel & Spa Within the last decade, Sapa has gone through quite a significant change. Now struggling to keep the region’s authenticity, Sapa’s minority and enthnic cultures are quickly being overrun by outside influences and sources of entertainment… Nightclubs, restaurants and chain cafés have begun to sprout along the main road. Yet, for many of the local villagers, they still rely heavily on water buffalos and manual labour to plow fields and fires to cook their dinners in the far-off mountainside. For those that are seeking a truer experience of Sapa’s ethnic minority’s way...

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Review – The Hotel Resol Kyoto Kawaramachi Sanjo

The Hotel Resol Kyoto Located in the heart of Kyoto’s commercial district, the Hotel Resol Kawaramachi Sanjo is a sleek and stylishly modern hotel. Yet, despite its minimalistic approach, it still manages to hold on to its traditional Japanese aesthetic and sensibilities. A 6-minute walk from Sanjo Station and 8-minutes to the Nishiki Market, The Resol is located near Gion Corner, as well as the bars along the Kamo River. A night’s stay in a double twin bed room will run you approximately JP¥12000 ($110USD) on www.agoda.com. Breakfast is not included. An excellent self-serve coffee/cappuccino is located in the hotel lounge....

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A Peaceful Stay At The Hue Ecolodge Retreat

As if the historic city of Hue, Vietnam wasn’t tranquil enough. For our final night in the imperial city we decided to find an even quieter sanctuary for some much-needed relaxation after spending a week running through central Vietnam… The Hue Ecolodge seemed to fit the bill. Lured by images of their giant swimming pool and green jungle, the lodge sits in a peaceful area some 7km away from Hue’s city centre. Upon entering the estate, we were greeted with fields of pomelo trees…the low hanging fruit dangling temptingly on the branches. I asked if they were allowed to...

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