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10 Best Islands in Asia

by Travelbag on 04 November 2019, 09:11AM 10 Best Islands in Asia Alex Garland’s 1996 novel, The Beach – and the subsequent film – kick-started our quest to find the perfect Asian island retreat. Across Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, there are thousands of islands to choose from, but Chris Coplans has whittled it down to just 10. From vast country-sized islands to tiny specs of land, these beautiful spots have something for everyone. So if you’re thinking about booking an island escape, one of these is bound to tick all your boxes. Our only advice would be to check the seasons before you book. The entire region is subject to monsoons but there are in fact two distinct rainy seasons – so, while it might be wet and windy in the Gulf of Thailand, there’ll be glorious sunshine on the Andaman coast. Take a lo...
National Curry Week: Holiday Inspiration

National Curry Week: Holiday Inspiration

This week is the 21st annual National Curry Week. To mark this celebration of Britain’s favourite dish, we’ve rounded up the holiday destinations where you’ll find some of the very best curries in the world. Read on for some travel – and dinner – inspiration.   India India is undoubtedly the country we most associate with curry. Whether you’re a fan of...
by Travelbag on 09 October 2019, 14:10PM



Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand is very much a tale of two cities. The capital, Bangkok, is a maze of street food stalls, lavish palaces and jam-packed markets, surrounded by a sea of horn-beeping traffic. Meanwhile, quiet Chiang Mai – to the north of Bangkok – is a haven famous for its elephant sanctuaries and tranquil temples. They’re two very different places but, together, they’re ...
by Travelbag on 15 August 2019, 12:08PM



How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

How to Spend 40 Days in Southeast Asia

Throughout July we’re celebrating 40 years of Travelbag – so we’ve been sharing a series of incredible 40-day itineraries to encourage you to get out and explore some of our favourite destinations. This one focuses on Southeast Asia – by far one of our all-time most-booked regions. With its blissful beaches, captivating history, and lively cities, it’s not hard to ...
by Travelbag on 18 July 2019, 09:07AM



10 Reasons to Book a Holiday to Vietnam

10 Reasons to Book a Holiday to Vietnam

With its bright green paddy fields, lantern-lit towns and dramatic limestone islands, it was only a matter of time before Vietnam became a must-see holiday destination. And now, the secret is well and truly out. In 2018, Vietnam saw over 15 million international tourists – more than double the number of visitors back in 2015. And yet, despite its surge in popularity, the country has manag...
by Travelbag on 19 June 2019, 10:06AM



How to Spend 24 Hours in Singapore

How to Spend 24 Hours in Singapore

Singapore’s Changi airport is one of Southeast Asia’s largest transportation hubs, and a popular layover for those making their way to tourist hotpots such as Sydney, Auckland and Bali. While Changi is consistently voted one of the best airports in the world, the city beyond also has plenty to offer. With its rich culture, modern architecture and Michelin starred-street food, Singapo...
by Travelbag on 12 June 2019, 09:06AM



Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

Indonesian Islands that are Alternatives to Bali

From Ubud’s monkey forest and terraced rice fields to the fantastic surf breaks at Kuta, Canggu and Seminyak beaches, Bali has a lot to offer. So it’s no surprise that this Indonesian island, with its abundance of temples and yoga retreats, has become such a tourist hotspot – 5.7million people visited in 2017, while the government’s target for foreign arrivals in 2018 was...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2019, 12:05PM



India- The Spice Lands

India- The Spice Lands

India, the seventh biggest country in the world has something for everyone. The spice lands of Kerala are a great introduction to the region. After you land in Cochin, the most cosmopolitan city in the region, you will visit the Matancherry Dutch Palace, confusingly built by the Portuguese, a Jewish synagogue and St Francis Church, before relaxing in the evening by watching a traditional Kathakal...
by Travelbag on 01 June 2015, 16:06PM



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