Exciting Watersports in the Maldives – An Action-Packed Holiday!

The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in the world where you can experience a fun-filled island escape. Try out these amazing activities to spice up your holiday.

Catamaran Safari

This is one of the enjoyable water sports adventures that you can experience while holidaying in the Maldives. During the safari, you will witness the spectacular blue waters around the ocean, adorable dolphins and the clear infinity sky above. When it comes to the best water sports in the Maldives, catamaran sailing is enjoyed by many tourists due to its journey filled with excitement.

Windsurfing

Are you a windsurf lover? Wide lagoons and warm waters in the Maldives make it perfect for both beginners and experts to practice windsurfing. If you are looking for more exciting water sports such as diving, you can consider staying at a Maldives luxury hotel the likes of Naladhu Private Island Maldives, for a magical island escape with many exciting water sports activities.

Fun Tube

Make sure that you can handle the speed! Those looking for a more adventure and speed, can a have a Fun Tube ride. You will feel like you are experiencing a rollercoaster ride on the beautiful waters. It will be a great way to enjoy some fun time with your family.

Jet Ski

Gather unforgettable memories while spinning around the blue turquoise waters by a water scooter. This activity allows tourists to view the Maldives from a different perspective.

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The Amazing City of Chiang Rai – A Small Yet a Delightful City

Chiang Rai is a peaceful destination that offers everything from scenery to spiritual beauty and even plenty of entertainment. Do read on to know some interesting facts about the city.

About

The laid-back destination of Chiang Rai is the northern-most city of Thailand and it has gained popularity the world over for its excellent base of history and breathtaking natural beauty. Like almost every city in the world, Chiang Rai also has a rewarding history. The King Mengrai of Ngoen Yang, considered as the pioneer of this city, once established it as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Later it was moved to Chiang Mai.

Thanyakij at Thai WikipediaMangrai Monument, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Geography

This mountainous region is a part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ where the borders of Laos, Thailand, and Burma converge. Both the Mae Kok River and Lao River running through the city is a major highlight. While the western part of the city features the hilly terrain of the Thai highlands, the eastern part boasts of flat river plains.

Transportation

As you set foot at the Chiang Rai airport your first impression of the city’s transportation system will not be a positive one. Local buses, or ‘songthaew’, are the most preferred mode of transport in Chiang Rai. Those can be easily spotted since they are converted pickup trucks painted in bright red.

The Golden Triangle

This marks the point where Thailand, Laos, and Burma meet. You’ll be able to see different landscapes belonging to 3 different countries from a single point! Those staying at one of the many Chiang Rai hotels the likes of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can easily map out a journey to view the stunning scenery around the Golden Triangle.

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The Miraculous Benefits of Ayurveda – A Healthier You!

Known to be one of the world’s oldest healing arts, ”Ayurveda”, directly translates to ” Science of Life” and initially originated in India. Read on to find out more.

Get Rid of Stress

Relaxing herbal treatments, meditation, yoga and breathing exercises are just a few techniques used in Ayurveda to help minimize stress and anxiety. Travel companies such as Connaissance de Ceylan offers interested parties the chance to experience and learn more about the techniques in depth at many an Ayurveda retreat in Sri Lanka.

Image Credit - Connaissance de Ceylan

Image Credit – Connaissance de Ceylan

Balance Your Hormones

In Ayurveda, natural formulas possessing various therapeutic properties are prescribed to help with any ill effects of hormonal imbalance existing in the system.

Lose Weight

Many Ayurvedic treatments to help to aid in shedding those excess pounds by promoting a natural and healthy diet prescribed in keeping with an individual’s dosha type, which helps one lose weight effectively.

Cleanse your Body

Herbal drinks and potions in Ayurveda promote cleansing of the system internally thus markedly improving one’s overall health. Panchakarma is a treatment which is a process of ridding the system of toxins that interfere with the efficient function of the body. Other external therapies include essential oil massages, scrubs and soaks in herbal baths.

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The growth of China-Bangkok market over the last few years – A New Era of Prosperity for Thailand

Thailand’s rise to the top of the world’s most renowned tourist-destinations happened almost overnight, and it looks like the nation’s appeal is ever-increasing.

Air Travel Capacity has Doubled

Within just one year, from 2014 to 2015, the number of booked seats on airlines bound for China and/or Thailand increased by 67.3%. From 2014 to 2017, the number of seats increased by an incredible 128%. This is an exponential increase.

Rising Property Value

Thailand is a very attractive destination for not just tourists, but expats as well. The cost of living is fairly low, and it’s a true global city. Phuket is one of the most popular places, and property value has soared in recent times, making Phuket Property Investment very lucrative. Many entities, such as Infinite Luxury, are aware of this.

Bangkok Airports are International Gateways

Three of the biggest airports in Asia belong to Thailand, and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, respectively, share one-third of the total number of departing seats between the two countries!

Non-Hub Airports are also On the Rise

Back in 2008, only 15% of the total airfare market involved non-hub airports. In the modern day, due to increased point-to-point connections, secondary airports now command 48% of market share.

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Pamper Yourself in the Sweet Serenade of Luxury – Inside the City of Bangkok

Living within the city is a good idea if you are planning on getting a lot of things done in a few days and serviced apartments in Bangkok are not a scarcity. Places similar to the Anantara Baan Rajprasong offers luxurious accommodation within the city, but in an enclosed space that makes you feel like you are away from all the crowd and bustle.

After a day out shopping and tackling the crowds on the busy shopping districts, all you’d want to come home to the end of the day is a safe haven that makes you feel comfortable amidst luxury. Blending the Thai culture with modern amenities, Bangkok city has many great homes away from homes to offer for the visitors there, however short or lengthy your trip may be.

Whatever floats your boat, be it an in house Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool or a simple bay window, there are serviced apartments that satisfy all your home needs. Bangkok lets you pamper yourself without the trace of any discomfort.

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Corporate Travel Hacks You Should Know – Tips to Ease Your Busy Travels

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Corporate Traveler | Photo by The Ascott Limited

Travelling for business can at first be exciting, but when you’ve got keep on doing it and the miles keep on adding, you become sick of it. You become tired of the long flights, the jet lag and the uncomfortable rooms that you have to put up with. Well then dear business traveller, here are a few corporate travel hacks from us that would help you get the best out of your trip.

Make friends with the company employee who does the booking. Sounds mercenary? Just think of flying in that particular airline you always wanted to or staying at a posh hotel chain. Getting chummy with the person who’s doing the booking can help both parties. You could get your preferred travel plans and in return for their friendship, you could get some souvenirs or even a bottle of wine from your recent trip. Suggest options for them to consider. For example, research on hotel chains that give special discounts like The Ascott Limited, and show your ‘friend’ why it’s better and more cost effective to stay there instead of that horrible place they sent you last time. Check out other accommodation options as well. For instance, staying at a luxury serviced residence for a special business package will give you the benefit of late checkouts and complimentary in-room wireless internet access.

Choose a corporate credit card that gives you great benefits. Its only prudent that those miles and points earned through your corporate travel should owned by you, after all that tiring flying. There are many companies that allow you to accumulate points on your own corporate credit card, while not spending any of your money.

Utilize your miles for last minute tickets. It’s true that more often than not, the price for travel on a short notice is more expensive than booking in advance. So, if you are forced to travel on short notice, put those miles you to good use by purchasing the ticket for your next trip.

 

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Importance of Ayurveda in Modern Life -The Path to Ayurveda is the Path to a Healthy Life

Unique Ayurveduc Experiences

Unique Ayurveduc Experiences | Photo by Heritance Ayurveda

The world we live in today is afflicted with so many diseases. Yes, we have come a long way in medical science which has helped alleviate human medical issues that in the past would have needed drastic measures sometimes even resulting in death. However, there are some things that western medicine still cannot cure. Certain western treatments also pose the threat of side effects. Unlike the west, the east has been following the same doctrines for medicine, and one of these is the ancient art of healing of Ayurveda. Translated as ‘life-knowledge’ in Sanskrit, Ayurveda has its origins as far back as 5,000 BCE. So, the question is, can this thousands of years old system of health, help us live a more healthy life? The is, yes!

Ayurveda focuses in not only alleviating a specific ailment, it concentrates on healing the entire body and bringing in back to its healthy, former self. It takes on a holistic approach to combat physical as well as mental illnesses and helps the sufferer achieve peace in the body as well as the mind. This ancient doctrine is still strongly practiced in India where it originated from the Vedas. Ayurveda in Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have been given a new aspect to it where it has been transformed into tourism. Those who wish to be healed with the help of this age-old healing system would book an Ayurvedic hotel like the Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, where they would undergo a treatment process that ranges from 2-3 days to even 1-2 weeks, depending on the type of therapy your body needs. This is decided by an Ayurvedic physician based on your ailments, medical history and most importantly according to your body type.

If an Ayurvedic holiday is not your type of thing, don’t worry there are other ways to bring in Ayurveda to your life to make it healthier. Ayurveda emphasizes that a healthy life is a result of healthy habits, maintained throughout and not just during certain phases. Some of these healthy habits that Ayurveda promotes are about having the right amount of sleep, correct detoxification practices, good clothing habits, regular exercise, adequate take of fluids and a well-balanced diet exempt of harmful chemicals and preservatives. Like we said earlier, Ayurveda is all about maintaining a good mentality as well as physique, thus it promotes a well-balanced mind achieved by maintaining healthy social and personal life, avoiding stress, anxiety or anger; meditation and yoga.

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Types of Accommodation in Maldives – Finding Your Perfect Escape

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Family Accommodation in Maldives | Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

Just as important as what is on offer at a holiday destination is where you are going to lay your head at night! Yes, having the right room with the right amount of comforts can make all the difference. Of course in a place like Maldives, an added feature is the awe-inspiring backdrops that provide that added sense of allure.

While you do get city hotels with conventional rooms in places like the capital Male, you can enjoy a whole new kind of accommodation experience at luxury resort Maldives has to offer. Each of these options has something different be it the amenities or the setting.

One of the most distinctive and popular accommodation types would undoubtedly be over water suites or villas. Perched above the waters, be it lagoon or sea, these charming sanctuaries let you get up close with nature and soak up glorious coastal landscapes. This kind of accommodation available at resorts like Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, come with special added touches; these include having glass panel areas in the floor that offer fascinating views of ocean life below or steps leading directly to the waters where you can have a swim anytime you wish. Come sunset or sunrise (depending on which direction your abode is facing) sit back and enjoy Mother Nature’s amazing “show”.

Of course, if you prefer you could choose a bungalow or villa on land, specifically by the beach. This type of accommodation gives you the chance to experience coastal living at its best; fall asleep to the sounds of the sea and awake to the sight of the sunrise with the soft sands of the beach lying just across from your doorway. Water sports enthusiasts can also easily access the many beachside activities on offer, while there is nothing like lazing in the shade along the shore with your favourite book, as the world drifts slowly by.

For that extra bit of indulgence, you can look to stay at a pool villa (be it over water or by the beach). Such options are perfect if you want to enjoy a lazy dip or swim in your own private pool, while also taking in the breathtaking panoramas that Maldives is so richly blessed with.

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Theme Parks and Attractions in Doha – Let the Excitement and Limitless Fun Begin

Economically booming Qatar and its flourishing capital Doha have so much to offer when it comes to adventure, fun and excitement. Thrill seekers would have a wide range of activities lined up in Doha at the stunning theme parks. Doha is increasingly becoming an attractive tourist destination running closely behind Dubai, besides having one of the largest expat working communities living in the popular city. There are many attractive things that are offered to travellers here. Besides astounding large-scale theme parks and cultural and religious attractions, there are many 5 star hotels in Doha that visitors can enjoy such as Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara that provide luxurious accommodation.

Circus Land is one of the great places to visit if you are interested in playing games, going on joy rides and winning toys and other prizes. Even though it is mostly meant for kids, adults with childlike minds can also have fun at Circus Land. If you want to take your kids along with you to enjoy water games and activities then you must visit Aqua Park in Doha. Enjoy splashing and getting wet all over at this top notch park which has a massive wave pool, slides, lazy river, family pool plus much more.

Jungle Zone is another fascinating place to enjoy with your kids engaging in adventure games. It offers many attractions such as wild flume, bumper cars and a mountain coaster. Don’t miss watching a 7D movie at its high-tech cinema. You can play your favourite video games together with your kids at a video arcade. Among other things you can do are going on a one day desert safari tour in Doha, visiting the Qatari Museum or going to the Mohamad Al Dosari Zoo & Game Reserve.

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Hydrotherapy Treatments – Used to rejuvenate and restore health

The island of Bali, which is better known for its explosive party scene and energetic water sports, also has a more serene side that focuses on holistic wellness. Sweeping views of lush paddy fields and mountainous vistas provide the ideal locale for Yoga retreats, meditation and hands on healing. The epitome of tranquility is probably a spa resort in a close to nature setting that overlooks the Ayung River’s sacred spring, which is revered among the locals for its healing properties. This is the COMO Shambhala.

Hydrotherapy treatments have been created using the ability of water to provide buoyancy to heavy objects, store and carry heat and energy, dissolve minerals and salts and other substances, be manipulated to take different forms: ice, liquid and steam. It also takes into account the beliefs that water aids blood flow and has a soothing, calming and relaxing effect. The practise of ‘taking the waters’ has been popular in Europe and Asia at hot springs and mineral springs for centuries. It has been turned into a form of treatment and techniques used today are based on those developed by Father Sebastian Kneipp, a Bavarian monk, in the nineteenth century. It is being widely accepted as a form of alternative medicine with little to no side effects. The types of treatment include saunas, steam baths, foot baths, sitz baths, and the application of cold and hot water compresses.

According to the theories on which the treatment is based, cold water is used for stimulating blood circulation. Cold wet flannel sheets are used to alleviate colds, bronchitis, skin disorders, infections, and muscle pain by wrapping the entire body of the patient. Hot water is thought to remove waste from body tissues. Hot steam inhalation is also used to relieve congestion of the sinuses. Alternating hot and cold water is done to improve certain conditions such as inflammation. Hydrotherapy treatments are often offered at health spas and can even be done at home as a self-care remedy.

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