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Ko Samui

Thailand

Cultivating serenity

Andrew Taylor Stress evaporates when you are choosing between the pool and the jacuzzi, writes Andrew Taylor.

Thailand

Old enough to know better: Thailand's infamous Full Moon Party turns 25

Thailand full moon party

Ben Groundwater Thailand's infamous beach rave turned 25 this year, making it old enough to refrain from dodgy drugs, buckets of vodka and drunken hook-ups with Danish backpackers.

Thailand

Detox with decadence

Kamalaya Wellness 
Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, Koh Samui, 
Thailand.

When the stress levels are rising, what's a girl to do but submit to a week of indulgence in a sanctuary devoted to wellbeing, writes Harriet Upjohn.

Thailand

Biking the backwaters

Cycling Thailand.

John Borthwick takes the slow coastal route to Koh Samui, village by village, on flat, smooth, traffic-free roads.

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Thailand's Full Moon Party turns 25

Thailand full moon party

Thousands of people from around the world pack the Haad Rin beach on the Thai island of Koh Phangan to partake in the cheap liquor, drugs all-night partying.

Asia's best spas: on our doorstep

Six Senses, Naka Yai Island, Phuket, Thailand. Each villa features a private pool, meditation sala and steam shower and comes with an ocean view from either cliff top or beachfront.

Some of the world's best spas are not far away.

Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Blow out candles in Thailand

Tripologist A group of friends wants to go on a holiday that will suit both those who want to sit on the beach and those who want to experience a different culture.

Map of Ko Samui

Travel News

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

Terminal 1, Manila International Airport

10:10am | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

17 Apr | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

17 Apr | Expert used by CNN for MH370 coverage sacked for 'shaming Canadians' with his dress sense.

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