HIGH ON HOTELS: KC Resort & Over Water Villas

Hey! So for those who were waiting to know all about yet another exotic destination, the wait is finally over. This time around we are sharing all that we have unravelled about this gorgeous property situated in a paradise called Koh Samui- KC Resort & Over Water Villas. Knowing about this place has only pepped up our love for Thailand. When you shall read this post, you shall know exactly what we are talking about…

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Q: Why a stay here would prove to be the most memorable one?
A: Feel on top of the world from the exclusive paradise retreat KC Resort & Over Water Villas as you admire the views of Chaweng Bay, the stunning sapphire Gulf of Thailand and tropical Matlang Island. The luxury hillside hotel is a romantic hideaway nestled amongst lush nature with exotic accommodation, a sublime infinity-edge pool and elegant dining venues in the sky.


Over Water Villa Outdoor View (1)

Q: What all facilities would you find in the room?
A: Each room has king size bed and sofa, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and rain shower. The rooms are equipped with in-room technology such as 42” LCD satellite and cable TV. Each room also disposes of air condition, in-room safe, minibar, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer and complimentary wi-fi.

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Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite (3)

Q: Elaborate on the facilities in the hotel for in-house guests?
In our resort you can experience infinity swimming pool, fitness center, the View restaurant, Wine lounge, Panorama bar, Mayang Sari spa, Sauna and Steam room.

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Fitness Center
Outdoor Thai Massage Salas

Q: A must try restaurant in the hotel and why?
A: The View restaurant offers a relaxing retreat for those who seek a definitely different dining destination. With a fresh new concept, and an innovative team of chefs, you can experience home-crafted cuisine like no other, taking simple food to another level. In keeping with the spirit of home-crafted cuisine, much of our produce is locally sourced and a selection of cured meats and breads are crafted in-house for use in the restaurant. Tasty flights are also on hand with a selection of three progressive wines, aptly paired with tasting bites.

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Q: Please throw some light on the USP of the hotel?
KC Resort is situated on Koh Samui’s most exciting beach, the resort offers tranquility and unforgettable scenery just minutes away from soft white sands and the lively Chaweng Centre, a hotspot for shopping, dining and dancing.
The divine accommodation includes our signature range of over water villas designed with relaxation and indulgence in mind. Offering a total of 95 rooms, suites and villas all guests are pampered with a full range of modern in-room amenities.

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Q: Could you share a little about the connectivity of the hotel?
On Koh Samui Island, there is no public transport but only taxi. We provide daily shuttle service to the Chaweng beach, which is located in the center of Koh Samui. Shuttle service operates 4 times per day and it’s free of charge for all in-house guests.

 Q: Further to the earlier question, what is the easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport?
A: The easiest way to get to KC Resort is to book airport transfer provided by hotel or take outside taxi. We are located only 10 minutes away from the Koh Samui airport.

 Q: For all the prospective guests and shopping lovers, please tell us about the closest shopping hub to the hotel?
A: The closest shopping mall “Central Festival Samui” is situated in the heart of Chaweng and its only 10 minutes from our resort. This mall describes itself as “the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui”.

Q: Lastly, if one got back at 2 am to the hotel, what is it that one would get to eat?
A: Our resort take last order at 22:30, however around us you can find many restaurants and small shops which you can reach within walking distance.

It looks like a true beauty with incredible offerings to make the overall experience a memorable one, what say?

Pictures Courtesy: KC Resort & Over Water Villas, Koh Samui

High on Hotels: El Palace Hotel, Barcelona

Friends, believe it or not but today Helipad on Heels celebrates its 5th Anniversary…Thank you so much for all the love and support!!! And since this is the Anniversary Special Post- we are bringing to you a hotel from the buzzing city of Barcelona. For this continues to be a hot-favourite holiday destination of recent times, we are sure that this post would prove to be rather fun and useful.

Also, for all those who thought that we shall only be talking about Asian Hotels, think again as High on Hotels endeavours to explore hotels from around the World.

Located in the center of Barcelona, we are told that the immaculate El Palace Hotel is a symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition. We have also heard that its guest diary includes names of stalwarts like Cary Grant, Sofia Loren, Whoopi Goldberg, Ken Follett and Ronnie Wood. Let us find out more about this beauty of a hotel…



Q: Why a stay here would prove to be the most memorable one?
A: This hotel opened in 1919 as the Ritz Barcelona and has a long history. The staff will make the stay of our guests very comfortable and enjoyable. We have been ranked between 1st and 10th in the last 6 years.



Q: What all facilities would you find in the room?
A: In the rooms, the clients would find a king-sized bed with our new linen collection, L’Occitane amenities, telephone in the room, bathroom, television, complimentary water and a kettle.


Q: Elaborate on the facilities in the hotel for in-house guests?
A: Two fine dining restaurants- Winter Garden and Caelis (with 1-Michelin star), French-style Brasserie 19/Nineteen Restaurant, Bluesman Cocktail Bar, Mayan Luxury Spa, Diana Garden (a truly romantic garden).



Q: A must try restaurant in the hotel and why?
A: Fine Dining Winter Garden Restaurant located at the new Diana Garden on the rooftop terrace. The restaurant offers luxury tapas with wine pairing and views of Barcelona.

Q: Please throw some light on the USP of the hotel?
A: We believe it has to be the Bluesman Cocktail Bar and Diana Garden.

Q: Could you share a little about the connectivity of the hotel?
A: The hotel is located at the city center so there are many transport options from the property including the train and the bus.

Q: Further to the earlier question, what is the easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport?
A: Taxi or private transfer organized by our Concierge Department.

This hotel steeped in history, sure is a visual delight.

Pictures Courtesy: El Palace Hotel, Barcelona

High on Hotels: Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Hello! So it is that time again when we further apprise you with an absolute stunning and top quality property from around the World. This time around, we shall be getting enlightened about a space that is nestled in a dream destination for many- Maldives.

Without much ado, here is all about Gili Lankanfushi… Whether you are planning for your honeymoon or that milestone anniversary, we are very sure- this property will truly prove to be breathtaking.  And what’s more is that a little birdie told us that this place been the preferred choice for global icons like Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Q: Why a stay here would prove to be the most memorable one?
A: Gili Lankanfushi is an intimate coral island that has a Palm Beach with an expanse of white sand beach below a blanket of stars and a horizon beach that is overlooking the quiet bay of the resort island. With many coral gardens around, we have a habitat of marine life living in the lagoons circled around the island and house reef on the borders of azure waters of the island of Lankanfushi.

Q: What all facilities would you find in the room?
A: Here are the details:

– Large open-air living room with day beds and dining area
– Roof-top terrace with day-bed and dining facilities
– Overwater sun deck with sun loungers
– Semi open-air private bathroom with separate glass-walled shower area
– King-sized bed

Gili Lankanfushi Resort Maldives

Q: Elaborate on the facilities in the hotel for in-house guests?
A: The Services and facilities include:

-Friday Concept: Named after Robinson Crusoe’s loyal friend, Mr. Friday makes guests’ stay as pleasant as possible. Day or night, the Mr. Friday will swiftly answer any request in mind. Even keeping the little ones entertained with storytelling and activities while parents spend some romantic time reconnecting with each other.
-Meera Spa offering holistic treatments with facilities including yoga/meditation champa, steam and sauna rooms, as well as a relaxation area.

GLM_Meera Spa Treatment Room

-Ocean Paradise Dive Centre offering PADI course and diving sessions to several dive sites including the world famous Manta Point.
-Fitness Centre
-Organic Garden
-Wedding Pavilion for celebrations of memorable milestones.

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-Library offering an extensive selection of easy reading and reference books.
-Poolside offers the perfect location to soak up the sun, relax on loungers, stargazing into the night or to sit beside the traditional Maldivian fireside “Alifan Fenda”.
-Boutique shop selling authentic Maldivian items and handmade items form the resort
-Leisure activities include sunrise yoga, meditation sessions, variety of water sports, tennis court, volleyball, table-tennis, petanque, jogging, pool table, a large selection of board games, movie screenings at the Jungle Cinema.
-Other activities that can be organized upon request are guided snorkeling trips, water skiing, sunrise/sunset dhoni cruises, sandbank picnic, dolphin cruise, excursions to the capital city, private movie screenings at your location of choice and special entertainment programs for kids by our Mr. Friday.


Q: A must try restaurant in the hotel and why?
A: Our destination dining experience at locations such as One Palm is a must try, as it provides you with a unique Gili Moment and an endless choice of romantic destinations to escape to. By the Sea presents a Japanese Culinary adventure combined with breathtaking views of the ocean. Our newly refurbished and air conditioned Sushi Counter and brand new Teppanyaki Counter has only added to our guests’ culinary experience.

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Q: Please throw some light on the USP of the hotel?
A: Here is an insight into the USP-

-Private Reserve: The largest standalone over water villa in the world standing at 1,700sqm featuring a private spa facility with sauna, indoor and outdoor treatment pavilion, gymnasium, private cinema on the 2nd floor of the central living area, an infinity pool, resident Mr. and/or Ms. Friday on call 24hours, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, a waterslide installed from the top deck into the coral pool. Additionally, there are also sea level sundecks with sun loungers with clear views of coral gardens and amazing marine life. Dining spaces include roof-top terraces with daybed and two outdoor dining pavilions.
-Luxury of reconnecting with nature in a natural environment with our “No Shoes, No News” philosophy, and doing as much or as little as you want at the resort.
-Mr. Friday Concept about which we shared above.
-Eco-friendly concept focusing on sustainability in all activities that we do with/for guests and internally with staff. Activities include organic garden farming, producing our own water, an in-house eco-center to recycle and reuse materials – turning them into new items, more significantly our coral line project, where our marine biologist grow these corals.
-Exquisite dining experience which includes:

  • Main Restaurant offering a great buffet and a la carte breakfast. Daily changing gourmet experience for dinner as well as theme nights such as Mediterranean Spice Souk, Asian Street Market and Passage to India evenings.
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    Gili Lankanfushi Resort Maldives
  • By the Sea presents a Japanese Culinary adventure combined with breathtaking views of the ocean.
  • Over Water Bar offering a casual menu that features a wide selection of fresh salad leaves from the garden, sushi. Mediterranean delicacies, daily catch of fish, imported meats as well as local spices and herbs.
  • The Underground Wine Cellar and Chocolate Cave.
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  • The in-villa dining experience.
  • Destination dining offering a slice of paradise with an endless choice of romantic destinations to escape to.

Q: Could you share a little about the connectivity of the hotel?
A: Our Island is located 20 minutes away from Male International Airport.

Just seeing this place in pictures has been such a delight, imagine what the up-close experience would be like!


Pictures Courtesy: Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

High on Hotels:Alila Villas Uluwatu

Hey Everyone!!! The enthusiasm and excitement for the new series is rather overwhelming as we are learning about such fabulous properties one after another which are actually tempting us to book our next holiday each time around!

The latest one too is not going to disappoint you even a bit. Think of a spectacular hotel in a gorgeous destination and the answer in the right order would be Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali. What’s more is that this place has welcomed a number of high profile international celebrities as well.

You have to truly absorb what follows and we are quite sure that this post is going to leave you feeling like you just experienced heaven on Earth.  Let’s get started and share with you all that we found out from the hotel representatives.
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Q: Why a stay here would prove to be the most memorable one?
A: Alila Villas Uluwatu and the Alila Hotels Group live by our motto “Surprisingly Different”. All aspects of our operations are designed to be tailored to specific and individual guest needs and desires. It all starts off with our “Personal Preference Menu” that is sent to guests once they have made their booking. This allows them to personalize their stay prior to their arrival so it is all ready for them upon check-in. In this “Personal Preference Menu”, guests can personalize aspects ranging from pillow size, dietary preferences, room facilities to experiences they would like our Leisure Concierge to take them on. Speaking of experiences, Alila Villas Uluwatu believes the local culture plays a huge part in delivering a complete destination experience and therefore has created “Journeys by Alila”. These journeys are designed to take guests on an authentic experience through various cultural and environmental aspects of Southern Bali and we strive to keep these as original and “off the beaten track” as possible, so guests can enjoy something unique during their stay. In addition to these, we also organize special events at the resort ranging from Spa experiences to romantic dinners as well as regular complimentary yoga classes.
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Q: What all facilities would you find in the room?
A: Here is the list of all that is available:
– Private pool
– Outdoor dining
– Private cabana
– Host (Butler) service
– 24 hours room service
– Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the resort
– Gourmet bar
– In-room safe
– Espresso coffee and tea-making facilities with range of luxury whole leaf TWG teas
– Oversized LED TV in every room
– Docking station with iPod
– Double His and Her vanity with complete range of bath amenities
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Q: Elaborate on the facilities in the hotel for in-house guests?
A: Alila Villas Uluwatu has two restaurants; The Warung, which provides authentic Indonesian cuisine and The CIRE, which provides International cuisine. All villas have private pools and we also have an infinity pool shared by all guests situated on the edge of a cliff with views over the Indian Ocean. In addition to this, we have a Yoga pavilion, fitness centre, spa, library, 24-hour clinic and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort.
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CIRE - Wine Room

Q: A must try restaurant in the hotel and why?
A: The Warung is our must try restaurant as it provides a true taste of Indonesia for anyone looking to discover the destination’s culinary side. The restaurant serves organic and wholesome Indonesian cuisine in a setting that promotes communal sharing and provides fantastic views over our famous “Sunset Cabana” and the Indian Ocean beyond that.

Q: Please throw some light on the USP of the hotel?
A: Apart from all the points shared above, Alila Villas Uluwatu is unique in the sense that it is the first resort in Indonesia to have been built and operated at the highest level of certification by EarthCheck standards. This is because we utilize many ESD measures including local materials, water conservation with soaks and rain gardens and a waste water management system, using local plants from the special Bali savannah ecosystem, the deliberate use of sustainable/recycled materials, protection of the natural environment, and measured work practices throughout construction. In addition to this, Alila Villas Uluwatu’s attention to detail, our world famous “Sunset Cabana” and our distinct architecture makes the resort a unique experience in Bali and beyond.

Q: Could you share a little about the connectivity of the hotel?
A: Alila Villas Uluwatu provides luxurious transport for our guests that includes light refreshments, Alila hospitalities, in-car Wi-Fi and possibility of ordering from our food menu during the ride and have the meal ready upon arrival. The resort is located just 30 minutes away from the International Airport and airport pickup can be arranged by Alila. Bali is not famous for its public transport and for good reason, people usually drive or take taxis on the island as there are no trains and just one bus line.

We are truly falling short of words to define this beauty by the name of Alila Villas Uluwatu!

Pictures Courtesy: Alila Villas Uluwatu


High on Hotels:Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Hey all! Firstly, thank you so much for all the love and appreciation you have showered on us as we have learnt that you loved the first post in the “High on Hotels” series. And that is why this time around too we are back with an absolutely fantastic and credible property. Yes, in this post, we are talking Hong Kong, and in Hong Kong, we are talking Mandarin Oriental…

So, for all our lovely readers, sharing all the important deets we found out about this very classy hotel. Now, letting you get tickled by the luxury and chicness that the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has to offer.

Q: Why a stay here would prove to be the most memorable one?
A: It is for our celebrity fans and our valuable guests to tell the story of how Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong makes their stays most memorable over the 53 years. Being a Forbes five stars hotel and a flagship hotel under The Mandarin Oriental Hotels Group, our legendary service, special touches, well-appointed accommodation, holistic approach to wellness and award winning dining facilities are second to none.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong - Exterior at Dusk (High Res)

Q: What all facilities would you find in the room?
A: With views of Victoria Harbour and the surrounding cityscape, all the rooms and suites are lovingly dressed with pure linen bed sheets, a pillow menu that includes goose-down versions, and designer bathroom products by Hermes and Acqua Di Parma.  They also have outstanding facilities that include two telephone lines, an interactive entertainment system, SMART lighting controls, DVD players, an in-room safe, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and a personal bar.  In true Mandarin Oriental style, added details that make a subtle difference are offered, from an innovative pass-through valet box to a specially created stationery kit.  Binoculars and multi-lingual butlers are available.

Q: Elaborate on the facilities in the hotel for in-house guests?
A: As a children friendly hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong also offers a wide range of amenities for younger fans to enjoy. For example- a library cart shall be available for kids to borrow story books from, and a chocolate pass shall be hidden in different areas of the hotel for them to discover.

The Mandarin Spa also offers our in-house guests both heat and water facilities which include a Chinese herb steam room, a hydrotherapy Kneipp pool, as well as experience showers and a dedicated relaxation area. The spa also features a well-equipped fitness centre and an indoor swimming pool.
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Q: A must try restaurant in the hotel and why?
A: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is the only hotel in Hong Kong which has three Michelin-starred restaurants under one roof. With our 10 restaurants, guests would be able to enjoy gourmet from different styles. Below are some of our signature restaurants that should not be missed:

-Pierre is our stunning two-Michelin-starred restaurant, situated on the 25th floor that offers floor-to-ceiling windows framing Victoria Harbour and is Pierre Gagnaire’s pied-a-terre in Hong Kong. The restaurant is led by Chef Jacky Tauvry, who has beautifully adapted to Gagnaire’s intricate and elaborate dishes. It is the contrasting flavours, use of seasonal ingredients, and creative as well as innovative dishes that make this restaurant a must-try in the hotel.

-Mandarin Grill + Bar is long renowned as Hong Kong’s favourite dining room and has retained its Michelin star for the sixth consecutive year. It is here that Executive Chef Robin Zavou serves an exciting adaptation of grill specialties combined with a dash of progressive gastronomy. High-quality ingredients and seasonally inspired dishes remain the backbone of this restaurant as well as delighting guests with a few traditional dishes that have remained on the menu since the restaurant’s opening in 1963.
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-Man Wah is Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant that is often referred to as Hong Kong’s most beautiful dining room thanks to its imperial splendour and panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong cityscape. The menu perfectly illustrates the talented culinary team’s mastery in creating authentic dishes that are local favourites and dim sum, alongside seasonal specialties, and all with flair and a modern touch.
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-The Krug Room is set in the heart of the hotel’s vibrant kitchen and is a must-try for all visiting gastronomes. This sophisticated 12-seat restaurant is designed to re-create the intimate surroundings of a train carriage, boasting stunning views of a fast-moving kitchen, along with forward-thinking gastronomy. It is here that our culinary team turns the passion for creativity into whimsical and spectacular gourmet creations. The result is an astonishing symphony of shapes, textures, colours and tastes that seduce the palate as they tickle the imagination. Each menu is accompanied by the diners’ choice from the largest collection of Krug champagne in Asia. Dinners vary from 10 to 14 courses.
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-The Chinnery’s secluded location, tucked away on the first floor of the hotel, contributes to its club-like atmosphere, making it the perfect place to unwind and escape from the hustle of Hong Kong. Originally conceived as a private gentlemen’s club, women were admitted only in 1990. Guests can enjoy a menu of traditional British dishes, such as Roast of the Day and Fish & Chips, alongside a selection of Indian curries for both lunch and dinner. Boasting over 120 varieties of whisky, The Chinnery is among the most extensive collections in the region. Guests can also enjoy chilled draught beer, served in custom-made silver tankards by members of staff who know most guests by name.
MOHKG, The Chinnery - Bar (High Res.)

Q: Please throw some light on the USP of the hotel?
A: The USP would be-
-Spectacular views of Victoria Harbour
-Located at the heart of Central District
-Well connected to rest of Hong Kong areas
-Award winning culinary team
-Three Michelin-starred restaurants
-Award winning spa facilities
-Exceptional and knowledgeable team with over 50 years of service excellence

Q: Please tell us about the celebrities who have stayed at the hotel?
A: We do have a list of celebrity fans who explicitly express their love to the Mandarin Oriental brand, and would frequently visit Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world. Please visit below link to see what they say about us-http://www.mandarinoriental.com/celebrity-fans/

Q: Could you share a little about the connectivity of the hotel?
A: Located in the middle of the Central district overlooking Victoria Harbour, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is ideally located for all major attractions. The hotel is only forty minutes’ drive from the airport, next to Central metro station and Hong Kong station, and is connected by air-conditioned walkway to other Central areas.

Q: Further to the earlier question, what is the easiest way to get to the hotel from the airport?
A: The hotel is only 40 minutes (drive) away from the Hong Kong International Airport.

Q: For all the prospective guests and shopping lovers, please tell us about the closest shopping hub to the hotel?
A: On both ground floor and the Mezzanine floor in the hotel, you will find many boutiques from famous luxury brands, such as Piaget, Salvatore Ferragamo and John Lobb. Also, cross the air-conditional walkway from the hotel and you will arrive at one of Hong Kong’s most famous shopping mall, The Landmark in Central.

Q: Lastly, if one got back at 2 am to the hotel, what is it that one would get to eat?
A: You may choose from a range of our delicious dishes from our overnight in-room dining menu. There are appetizers, sandwiches and burgers, main courses and desserts available. Dishes for vegetarians and gluten-free options are also available.
Mandarin Beef Burger

Wow, that is quite a property, don’t you think so? Hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did!!! Thank you Team Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong for this amazing insight!

Pictures Courtesy: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong




The Oasis Spa for an Unmatched Experience

It is exciting times for me as I am all set to share about a rather recent but an extremely rejuvenating and refreshing experience. I had the good fortune of getting to visit one of my favourite cities in the very first month of 2016! Yes, no surprises for guessing this… I was in Bangkok and got to do all that I truly love- the highlight being able to spend some great time with family and friends. What is more is that one indulged in ample retail therapy, visited some interesting spots like the Sea Life Siam Ocean World and Madame Tussaud’s Museum, ate at some really nice places and saved the best for the last, i.e., got to go for an unmatched spa experience.

The Oasis Spa is not new to me or our readers as my love for this true oasis of everything serene and splendid has been mentioned on the blog in the past as well. I am not exaggerating when I say one truly feels loved and welcomed each time one makes a visit here. They live up to their tag-line rather well when they say- Oasis Spa “loves you”. I must add that I am reminded of their love even now when I have returned home and have gotten busy with my day-to-day activities as my coffee mug at office reads- Oasis Spa loves you and their pretty calendar also sits on my table.

Now, time to rewind to Bangkok and Sukhumvit 31. For all those who have been to Bangkok lately would agree that the traffic is rather unpredictable. Hence, if you are not staying in Sukhumvit-you could even take the BTS Sukhumvit line and hop out at “Phrom Phong” Station. They love their customers so much that they even offer a free transportation for the BTS.

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Once you reach your destination, believe me all your stress and worries will naturally make way for calmness and peace. The staff is so friendly and warm that they make you comfortable right from the start and encourage you to fill up an extensive questionnaire so that the therapist is well aware of your expectations in terms of pressure points and the like. The ambience is simply divine and the spa menu is exhaustive to say the least as there is just so much to choose from.
Oasis Spa Bangkok at Sukhumvit31

Talking about few of their signature treatments, The Voyage of Golden Lanna is the one where you experience the delightful four-handed dance of twenty skilled fingers choreographed to music, also covering you with fragrant oil infused with pure gold. This journey of rejuvenation promises to leave you golden – both inside and out.

There is even the Oasis Four Hands Massage. During this multi-hand massage, therapists use long soothing strokes but at times intertwine their hands to produce motions that cause the body to resonate with multiple sensations.

And I got to experience the magic of the King of Oasis Massage. This two hour long massage recharged me immensely. I must share that before stepping into a spa- I always wonder on what am I going to do for so long.  But with this treatment in progress, you just don’t get to know where the two hours go as it is absolutely heavenly.

The treatment combines Thai massage techniques with aromatherapy massage. It begins with a Thai herbal hot compress along the strong muscle lines followed by a hot oil massage that works and stretches the muscles while reopening the body’s energy pathways. And not miss I totally adored the spa room designated to us. A spacious room with a little outside space and comfortable temperature maintained inside, there were actually more reasons than one which were making it difficult for me to leave. I actually love the spa so much that I never feel like leaving its premises only.

Spa Product

If you are looking at gifting yourself or someone special a spa surprise for a longer duration, you could look at choosing something from their spa packages on offer. Just throwing some light on a few of them like the Paradise of Oasis in which one shall be exposed to a Thai herbal steam treatment then a body scrub that expels the toxins. Next, you indulge in a Thai herbal clay body wrap which draws out all the accumulated pollutants and contaminants. Then the Aromatherapy hot oil massage helps to erase the residual tension and lastly you get to enjoy a refreshing Thai facial. Then, there is another divine treatment called the Oasis Experience which begins with the vapors of ancient Thai herb steam followed by a body scrub. Then deeper and more oily contaminates are extracted with the application of a Morocco red clay full-body wrap. Afterwards, your skin is toned by an Aromatherapy bath; a four-hand Massage then relaxes deep tension and delights the senses. Finally, you get pampered by a Thai facial. The four hours long treatment sure shall make for an experience of a lifetime.

When I said there is much to choose from- I wasn’t kidding as there are a whole lot of body scrubs, body wraps, facials, and Ayurvedic treatments to choose from. Like visiting temples, going shopping and indulging in street food are a must on ones Thailand itinerary, for me visiting The Oasis Spa is as important. Talking about the credibility of the spa, it now has 11 outlets spread over Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Chiang Mai. The Oasis Spa even received two awards at the prestigious Thailand Tourism Awards 2015.


Lastly,  with Valentine’s Day approaching, making your special one feel even more special at The Oasis Spa might just prove to be magical!

Wishing you all a Super Weekend ahead!


Pictures Courtesy: The Oasis Spa


TooYoo with much love…

Hey everyone 🙂 it is time again to talk about something rather rejuvenating and refreshing… Yes, let’s do some wellness talk. With festivity in the air, it isn’t a bad idea at all to gift oneself a spa treatment which guarantees oodles of relaxation.

And if it is the hassle of going around and looking for a good spa which is delaying your decision, then procrastinate no more. TooYoo, an absolutely worthwhile one-stop destination for all your beauty and wellness needs comes to your doorstep with absolute divine offerings.

Just a few days ago, I actually had my bedroom transformed into a spa room in no time.  What impressed me all the more was the fact that attention was paid to basic elements like aroma, spa music and décor pieces which added to the ambience. TooYoo comes from a credible brand- Tattva which is one of the largest chains of Resort Spas in India.

Here are top six reasons why TooYoo would work extremely for working professionals like me:

  • You need not plan greatly in advance as they vouch to reach your door-step in less than 2 hours of your demand (For Delhi-NCR),
  • Quality products are used in their treatments,
  • Masseurs are well trained,
  • There is an exhaustive menu to choose from,
  • Good pricing and you do not pay anything extra even though you don’t have to go to the service; the service comes to you,
  • And excellent attention is paid to hygiene.

Talking about the elaborate spa menu, there are wraps and scrubs which sound rather enticing like the Red Wine Wrap, Chocolate Wrap and Wine Scrub to name a few.


Since I was looking at a surreal treatment that would absolutely refresh me for the recent times have been rather busy, I opted for their Aromatherapy treatment and I absolutely have no regrets. The treatment was so soothing concentrating well on each body part and I believe you only doze off when you are in the middle of a serene spa treatment and yes, this relaxing experience did put me off to sleep like a baby!

And for those who want to delve deep into worthwhile treatments, then you could opt for one of their Yoo Mix options such as TooYoo Salon Essentials (Hair Spa, Pedicure, FacialO3), TooYoo Spa Essentials (Head Massage, Swedish massage, Foot reflexology) and TooYoo Excite (Deep Tissue massage, Bio-glow facial) to name a few.

What’s more is that they offer a wide variety of facials and other routine salon services as well.

As always, I have spoken enough, now it is time for you to book your spa/salon date soon and share your tales in no time!

Wishing you the best of festivities ahead!


Tattva, for the perfect rejuvenation!

Well, the recent times have seen me making repeated trips to the Pink City of India, Jaipur. Honestly, I am not complaining, for the place sure exposes one to rich culture, lip-smacking delicacies, gorgeous architecture and so much more. But any work trip does come with considerable amount of sweat and running-around. Last time around I would say I got double lucky as not only was I staying at one of the quality hotels i.e.Lemon Tree Premier which truly make for a value for money stay but also got to indulge in rejuvenating and refreshing treatments by Tattva. The hotel proudly houses- Fresco which is their spa and fitness center.

The spa menu is designed rather well and there are sufficient options to choose from. First, I opted for Vitamin Facial which they say is ideal for neglected skin. Sometimes we do tend to neglect taking care of some basics, don’t we?  This active detoxifying face treatment is believed to be rich in essential skin vitamins. Specific care is given to restore the natural balance and it certainly contributes to purifying the skin. This pressure point massage relaxes one’s facial muscles and improves blood and lymph circulation, making one’s skin looking rather fresh. Seldom do I go for any sort of pampering for the face, but I was honestly quite glad that I went ahead with a quality facial. This treatment for 60 minutes is priced at INR 1790.

Then to ease off some stress in my feet, I chose their foot massage- Walk in the Air which is based on ancient techniques of reflexology, this treatment is great for reducing fatigue. They work on ensuring that you are left like walking on air. I must say that this came as blessing after a packed day at work. This treatment would cost you INR 490 for 20 minutes.

Though these are the ones I tried but there are many more on offer. Others which sound rather interesting include the likes of Travel Energizer Massage, Citrus Deep Tissue Massage, Signature Lemony Massage, Spicy Orange Scrub, Green Tea Scrub and Ayurvedic Potali Massage. Don’t you feel like indulging in all of them? I certainly do 🙂

And for those fighting hair woes, they even have a Hair Care Treatment. I must share their staff is really warm and are very good at what they do as I found the pressure put during my therapy just perfect!

So, hope all this information comes handy next time around you are in the beautiful city of Jaipur. Don’t forget to gift yourself a blessed time at Tattva!


20 years and counting…The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil

Well, it is my special day and feel that it is a great reason to spend time on things rather special. I am sure you would love to know more about this special product from a brand that is surely one of my favourites.

Believed to be fresh, invigorating and zingy, The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Range is a hit globally and what is truly incredible is the fact that the Tea Tree Oil is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month. In an industry where just about every now and then, there is a new product which gets introduced, it takes a lot for one to blossom with much success for these many years. A solid highlight being that this skin-saving bottle is sold every 8 seconds globally. There might be few to whom this would be news but the Tea Tree Oil actually comes from the foothills of Mount Kenya. The leaves are hand-picked and steam-distilled to release the oil. It is believed to be extremely powerful to the extent that you can feel it working from the time of the very first application.
For many girls, it has been a part of their growing up years when they have tackled the issue of zits with Tea Tree Oil. The oil is considered to be effective and gentle, without leading to too much over-drying, it simply makes the skin look clearer. The best part being that it is non-greasy and gets easily absorbed.

The Tea Tree Oil is a part of the skin care regime of the gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez. She calls it her hero product and no doubt it is one! Here is our salute to this true hero!

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

Much respect,

Boxes full of Excitement!

Well, since my birthday is almost around the corner and then soon after Shagun’s will follow, we are already quite excited to think about the prospective crazy surprises that await us…. But that on a side, most of us do like surprises and I think they can make one’s day rather enticing.

I am actually quite kicked about sharing this post with you all as reading this shall gift you several ideas on how to surprise yourselves or someone special each month with some spectacular goodies. Yes, few of you have guessed it right, I am soon going to talk about some really wonderful box concepts in the country.The box concept did rather well to thrill me the first time I encountered my box loaded with awesomeness and it actually continue to do so even today. So, girls, how about celebrating your birthday more than just once 😛 all you have to do is to sign-up and then let these surprises take over…

Here are few concept which are completely rocking…

  1. MSM Box–  They swear by the idea of giving you the best and the latest from the World of Beauty. Bindu Sharma, Co-founder and Managing Director, MSM Box shared, ” The biggest appeal of the MSM Box is that each box is curated by experts after thorough trials and reviews. Every month, we establish a theme which is either weather specific (Our July Monsoon Special Box), occasion specific (Our Holi Special- March Rang de MSM Box) or need specific (Our April- Foot Health Awareness MSM Box). Our tagline is “A lot in a little” and we consistently deliver on that front. We are not just about products, we are also about ensuring an experience for our subscribers through regular tie-ups with salons, spas, cafes and eateries. We understand that our customers are looking for an all-round experience that ensures delight and not just satisfaction. Our customer care team is focused on ensuring that each and every customer query is addressed at the earliest. We’ve managed to build a community of besties with core trust and happiness. We hope to grow even bigger in the months to come!”And when asked about the coolest thing that has made it to the box ever, she added, “It is extremely difficult to choose a particular product that has been the coolest since we love each of our boxes and the things in them equally. However, if you must insist, we have been at the forefront of a few beauty trends. We were the first service to introduce Korean Brand Innisfree to the Indian audience as well as tied-up with Benefit Cosmetics early into their launch in India. We sent out their famous brow bar service vouchers to our customers who were then the first few who got to experience the service in India. Incidentally, we also have a really cool promotion running with Benefit Cosmetics at the moment!”Ahan… exciting stuff, isn’t it?
    Check it out @ www.msmbox.com
    MSM Box Gift
  2. The Gourmet Box- Don’t surprises get even better when they are all about ample stuff to gorge upon? Yes, the next box concept we are going to talk about is sure going to get all the foodies excited. Janice Shah, Co-Founder, The Gourmet Box elaborates, “Apart from being an online retail store that delivers gourmet products to your doorstep, TheGourmetBox.in curates a unique subscription box monthly to encourage budding Gourmands in the city to whip up restaurant style meals at home. The box is designed to help food enthusiasts discover, sample and experiment with interesting gourmet finds. The beautifully packaged monthly boxes include 5 or more handpicked gourmet products along with recipe and pairing ideas.”The concept is great especially when you are looking at trying out interesting gourmet products. And want to know about the coolest thing that has ever made it to the box? Janice adds, “Honey Twigs is definitely one of the most innovative products to have made it to the subscription box. The concept is Honey-On-The-Go, single servings of honey that are easy to carry and have made the sticky hand syndrome redundant. Simply rip, squeeze and slurp the golden goodness. Perfect for green Green Tea drinkers.”Yummy stuff, isn’t it?
    Check it out @ thegourmetbox.inThe August Gourmet Box
  3. Tea Box-  Any Tea lovers in here?Oops!! That is a silly question especially when tea drinking is pretty much a routine for most of us. So, this box concept is pretty exciting as you get to try out box loads of tea each time around.Saloni Samant from Tea Box shared, “The idea behind Teabox as a company is to bring the freshest of tea to the consumer. We endeavor to do this in a few different ways. Every tea lover understands that tea is best when it is fresh from the gardens. To accentuate the same freshness, we stepped in to bring forth the much needed innovative tea specific supply chain mechanisms and innovations for timely delivery of tea all over the world. And that too without compromising on the impeccable flavor, irresistible essence and the ever soothing taste. The concept of the subscription plans arose from the idea of choice and personalization. We felt that in the age of personalized gifts, personalized clothes, custom-designed cars, customized accessories, what if technology can also help personalize tea selections for every tea drinker? The new subscription program uses a really simple quiz to understand the underlying tastes of every user, and then via a complex set of algorithms selects teas that are mostly likely to be appreciated by the user.”And I am sure you all want to know yet again about the coolest thing which has ever made it to the Tea Box, Saloni adds,”It would have to be the Rose Mist. This tea has rose buds in it!”Must be aromatic, what say?
    Check it out @ teabox.com


Hope you all enjoyed unwrapping these box concepts as much as I did!!!

Wishing you happiness,