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Teak Time Travel on the Vat Phou

By South China Sea Staff Images: Secret Retreats The legendary Vat Phou ferry recalls a time of ancient architectural treasures and the colonial teak trade on its languid Mekong adventures.  Bar None Views Once a fabled teak ferry around the vicinity south of Vientiane, the fully refurbished Vat Phou ship …

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Moonen’s Sleek Martinique 

By South China Sea Staff Images: Moonen Yachts Moonen’s new Martinique collection is full of proper metal and mettle. Named after the pristine Caribbean island of Martinique, this line’s latest is the Brigadoon, christened this summer, and a sister ship to be unveiled in 2020.  Splash down! Owing to the …

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Samahita Retreat Samui 

By South China Sea Staff Images: Samahita Retreat Samahita Retreat has chosen a sanctuary in the sand for its enlightening yoga and exercise classes.  Southern Koh Samui Opened in 2003 and nestled along the southern shores of Koh Samui island in the Gulf of Thailand, Samahita offers daily yoga, core exercises, …

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Mikimoto Tea Time at Victoria

By South China Sea Staff Images: InterContinental Hong Kong They were two legendary figures in their own time: Queen Victoria and her eponymous Harbour in Hong Kong, and Mr. Kokichi Mikimoto and his eponymous house of MIKIMOTO pearls in Tokyo. Eternal MIKIMOTO As homage to the 125th anniversary of 1893 …

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Paragliding in the Philippines

By South China Sea Staff Images: Paragliding Philippines The art of paragliding is taking new heights in the Philippines. And with style.  Just 40-minutes south of Manila, a specialist paragliding and para-motor school take the bold and the brave on windy sojourns with hangliders and paragliders. At Paragliders Philippines, their …

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