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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



Top 10 Best-Value Long-Haul Destinations

Top 10 Best-Value Long-Haul Destinations

When you’re choosing a holiday destination, the price of accommodation and the cost of flights are usually the two biggest determining factors. But the additional costs once you’re there should also be taken into consideration – particularly with sterling in its current state. A weak pound means that, in many places, you can expect to pay more than you would have a year ago &nda...
by Travelbag on 16 September 2019, 11:09AM



10 Things You Never Knew About Borneo

10 Things You Never Knew About Borneo

Filled with beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife, Borneo is a nature lover’s dream. This diverse island has everything from beaches and coral reefs, to mountains and rainforests – so it’s hardly surprising that Borneo is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination. But how much do you actually know about it? If you’re considering an adventurous holiday, r...
by Travelbag on 13 September 2019, 15:09PM



Luxury Holidays: The best places to go

Luxury Holidays: The best places to go

Adventure holidays have been the tour de force in recent times, but even the most active of us need a little luxury sometimes. Whether you're after an all-out family holiday, or an all-inclusive break, we've got plenty of luxury options for you to choose from. We’re talking five-star resorts with fine dining, plush rooms, infinity pools – all the good stuff. And don’t think tha...
by Travelbag on 02 February 2018, 11:02AM



The Best Islands in Malaysia

The Best Islands in Malaysia

While the crowds jet off to the tropical beaches of Thailand, the savvy holidaymaker looks a little further south towards neighbouring Malaysia. With 878 islands, Malaysia has more beaches and temples than you can shake a stick at. While there's nothing stopping you from taking a day trip to an island or two from Kuala Lumpur, we'd we recommend spending a few days on a picture-perfect spec ...
by Travelbag on 11 December 2017, 12:12PM



Island hopping with kids in Thailand and Malaysia

Island hopping with kids in Thailand and Malaysia

Catherine Toms is Mum of an English/Australian family of four who left London in April 2014 to embark on an open-ended adventure. Her blog, Curious Plan, shares their stories, tips and insights on their experiences of life travelling with two young children. If you're thinking of going travelling in Thailand with young children, take a look at her itinerary for inspriation...  ...
by Catherine Toms on 15 October 2015, 16:10PM



Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi consists of over 100 islands, most of which are uninhabited. These islands are located within the state of Kedah, situated in the north-west of peninsular Malaysia. Langkawi is the perfect destination for singles, couples and families looking to relax in luxury. Southeast Asia's first UNESCO global geopark, Langkawi has always been popular with ...
by Verity Ramsay on 13 November 2014, 09:11AM



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