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The Best Pool Villas

The Region’s Best Pool Villas Bangkok, 06 September 2011

Dear Partner, Looking for the perfect hideaway for a honeymoon couple or a place for a family birthday celebration? D-Brief Edition 12 showcases a collection of Diethelm Travel‟s favourite pool villas from around the region. Spending your holiday in a private villa gives you a unique and memorable experience. We have handpicked exclusive pool villa products which represent the ultimate in terms of design, facilities, comfort, privacy and service. Our selection includes the best of Langkawi, stunning villas located on Phuket‟s quiet northern beaches, the newest opening on Koh Samui, private pool villas in proximity of ancient Angkor as well as three hideaways overlooking the South China Sea. Join us to discover the best of the best!

Sincerely yours,

Your Diethelm Travel Team

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Pool villas can be a great retreat for the whole family, a group of friends as well as of course honeymooners.

From one bedroom villas with an intimate plunge pool to four bedroom reserves featuring oversized pools and private dinner facilities catering for up to eight people, we have it all. We are certain you will find the ideal pool villa for your customer within our selection of 10 gorgeous luxury properties in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam. Diethelm Travel provides exclusive arrangements for all showcased properties and is happy to organize a memorable stay including sightseeing options and transfers for your customers. Simply click on the index on the right hand side and you will be guided to the resort of your choice.

Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort SALA Phuket Banyan Tree Phuket Conrad Koh Samui Soneva Kiri Bunga Raya Island Resort

The Datai Langkawi Four Seasons Langkawi An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas Ana Mandara Hue

Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort & Spa, Cambodia

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Only a stone‟s throw away from the entrance of the magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat and next the Angkor Golf Course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, the Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort & Spa (formerly Angkor Palace Resort & Spa) offers a unique collection of one and two bedroom villas in a lush 11-hectare estate. The Frangipani Villa, a standalone unit consists of a king-sized bedroom, a living room and garden with private pool. With 120 square metres, the villa offers ample space for a couple wanting to relax by their private pool, after a thrilling day exploring the temples. The resort‟s Bird of Paradise Villa is ideal for guests who prefer more space. With two bedrooms and 220 square metres, this villa is perfect for a family or a small group of friends. The villa is surrounded by a

lush green garden, evoking the feeling of being on holiday in a tropical plantation. The villa‟s own private car parking space and adjoining helicopter pad, guarantee the highest level of privacy. In the evenings, take the complimentary hotel shuttle and discover the lively town of Siem Reap with its local restaurants and stores selling craftsmanship from the region. Alternatively, after a long day of sightseeing indulge in “Royal Khmer Cuisine” at the resort‟s Soriya Restaurant, a perfect place to savour authentic Khmer, exotic Asian or Western cuisine. Diethelm Travel Cambodia will be happy to arrange your client‟s stay at Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Resort & Spa. Contact us for rates and exciting excursion options in and around Siem Reap.

SALA Phuket, Thailand

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Located in Sirinath National Park on the unspoilt Maikhao Beach, the SALA Phuket is far away from the bustle of Phuket‟s main beaches. The contemporary and minimalistic resort was designed with historical Sino-Portuguese influences, resulting in airy and light structures surrounded by a coconut tree plantation. 63 out of the 79 rooms, villas and suites feature a private swimming pool. The Garden Pool Villas and SALA Pool Villas both boast a 22.5 square metre swimming pool and huge 23 square metre open-air outdoor bathroom. Whilst the 1 and 2 Bedroom Pool Villa Suites encompass the same features, these accommodation options offer more living space. 1 Bedroom Duplex Pool Villa Suites have a lovely upstairs bedroom with openair bathroom and day bed as well as a comfortable living room downstairs with views over the gardens and private pool.

For those wishing to enjoy the resort‟s prime location on the beach, three beachfront swimming pools are available: a 240 square metre pool for lounging, a 30 metre lap pool as well as a kid‟s pool. Alternatively, total indulgence awaits you at the spa which resembles a tropical Chinese garden or at one of the three beachfront massage pavilions. SALA Phuket‟s beach front restaurant offers both open-air dining and an airconditioned option. Couples looking for alternative dining options should try the floating tables on the roof-top pond above the restaurant which create a romantic “dining under the stars” experience, or simply enjoy dinner at a candlelit table on the beach. Diethelm Travel Thailand will be happy to provide you with more information and rates of the SALA Phuket.

Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, Thailand

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Located in Laguna Phuket, a cluster of 5 star hotels, Banyan Tree operates 174 private villas surrounded by lush gardens and ponds. The Banyan Tree Phuket has recently repositioned itself as three individual hotels instead of one: The Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree and Banyan Tree Phuket. The choice of accommodation ranges from Deluxe Villas with a plunge bath to nine Two and one Three Bedroom DoublePool Villas which are ideal for families looking for the height of luxury.

„floating‟ amidst a serene lily pond, decorated with delicate Thai silk and soft fabrics which will ensure your comfort. Daily breakfast is served in the privacy of your villa and an “Intimate Moments” experience, complete with tranquil music, candles, wine and a flower bath, as well as a 90 minute in-villa massage treatment, is included in your stay. Unwind at your invilla spa, the private pool or jet-pool or join an activity from the specially designed programme which includes meditation and yoga classes.

The resort‟s fourteen Spa Pool Villas make up the new Banyan Tree Spa Sanctuary, a holistic resort exclusively managed by the Banyan Tree Spa Team. The Spa Pool Villa must be the most romantic pool villa on Phuket, catering to wellness focused customers in need of total relaxation and rejuvenation. The master bedroom is

The Banyan Tree Spa, internationally acclaimed and the highlight of the resort, offers a comprehensive range of Asian therapies with a holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical wellbeing. Additionally, guests can savour the Ayurvedic inspired spa cuisine at the Banyan Tree Spa Café.

DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree, Thailand

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Guests staying at the DoublePool Villas by Banyan Tree will probably never feel the need to leave the extensive living space and surrounding gardens of their villa. With an extra large infinity pool including an immersed crystal jet pool and the master bedroom surrounded by a wading pool, the DoublePool Villas at the Banyan Tree Phuket are undoubtedly one of the most exclusive villas to be had in Thailand. The infinity pool is large enough for some serious lap action and the tropical style wade pool is perfect for a refreshing dip and soaking up the sun. DoublePool Villas include a personal villa host who is available 24-hours a day and will take care of guestsâ€&#x; every wish. The host also cooks made-to-order breakfast every morning and provides traditional Thai coffee service in the afternoon.

For those seeking to take a swim outside of their villa, a 40-metre long lap pool and a free form pool with rapid water canals and bubble mats is located amidst the tropical gardens. Alternatively, practice your swing at the Laguna Phuket Golf Course, an award-winning 18-hole, par-71 resort course, sign up for a game of tennis or join the extensive activity programme including tai chi, windsurfing or batik painting classes. Dining options at the Banyan Tree Phuket are inexhaustible and include four restaurants, two bars as well as in-villa dining and tailor-made romantic dining experiences. Contact Diethelm Travel Thailand for rates and more information on private villas at the Banyan Tree Phuket.

Conrad Samui, Thailand

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Discover the tropical paradise of Koh Samui with Diethelm Travel and indulge yourself at the islandâ€&#x;s latest luxury pool villa property! The stylish Conrad Koh Samui is scheduled to open its doors on 15 September 2011. Located just a few steps from a private beach and facing west, stunning sunset views are guaranteed from any of the eighty private villas.

views, the two bedroom villa covers a total of 186 square metres. Alternatively, splash out on the Conrad Royal Oceanview Pool Villa occupying the best location in the resort and featuring a 22.5-metre infinity pool and an open-air dining area within the pool. This not being enough, the spastyle bathroom of the villa comes with an infinity edge bath overlooking the sea.

Each villa features an at least 10-metre long infinity pool overlooking the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Unwind at the pool of the contemporary decorated Oceanview Pool Villa with 65 square metres of indoor living space and 28 square metres of outdoor space, or go big with the elegant Oceanview Two Bedroom Villa. Featuring two spacious double bedroom suites with a separate upstairs living area and lawn with traditional Sala to take in the breathtaking

The resort offers three unique dining venues, a lounge bar and the exclusive Cellar with a signature wine menu. For those, who wish to leave the privacy of their villas, a spa with eight treatment rooms, each with a private deck overlooking the ocean, gym and an outdoor wooden yoga deck at the beach provide ample of opportunities to kick back and relax. Diethelm Travel is happy to provide you with rates and more information.

Soneva Kiri Koh Kood, Thailand

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Your customers have stayed everywhere in the world and are looking for something unique. If so, oversized pool villas await you on Koh Kood, just off Thailand‟s southeast coast in the Gulf of Siam. Soneva Kiri by Six Senses may be located in a remote region, but is accessible by a 1-hour flight from Bangkok‟s International Airport aboard the resort‟s private eight-seater Cessna Grand Caravan. Each villa comes with its own Mr or Ms Friday, a personal butler who will attend to the guests‟ every need, as well as a private electric buggy to discover the island. Starting at a total surface area of 482 square metres, all villas have extensive living space and free form pools, covering at least 135 square metres. For those wishing to experience pioneering environmental technologies, stay at the self-sustaining „Eco Villa‟, a prototype zero

emissions suite built from locally sourced and non-toxic building materials. While plants are used to clean the water of the natural swimming pool, hybrid wind turbines and solar energy power the villa. Families might opt to stay at the „Private Cliff Reserve‟, with four bedrooms and over 1,000 square metres of living space, suited for a party of eight. The kids sleep in the separate tree house with a waterslide leading directly from their private deck to the swimming pool and the whole family can make use of private gym and spa facilities.

Dining choices and leisure activities at the resort are innovative and diverse, ranging from Tree Pod Dining to SLOW LIFE spa experiences and astronomy classes at Soneva Kiri‟s very own observatory. Contact Diethelm Travel Thailand for rates and pre- or post stays in Bangkok.

Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

A secluded island hideaway of just 48 timbered villas, Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa is tucked away on a tranquil and hidden bay framed by a white sandy beach on one side and century old primary jungle on the other. Passionate about its jungle and sea environment, the property was built and designed to preserve the natural environment; trees and elements of the forest remain as they were, giving guests the feeling of being in touch with nature. The villas are hand-crafted by local tradesmen, terraced into the hillside with stunning vistas of the beach below. Choose from a variety of unique and indulgent accommodation: The Hilltop Villa is the ultimate for enjoyment with friends or family, and the Plunge Pool Villas have their own private plunge pools and open balconies leading directly to the beach for the sea and sun lovers. The Tree Houses

are located amongst majestic jungle trees for privacy and exclusivity, and if more space is needed, opt for the Deluxe Villa with its extended living space. Guests unwind and have fun with the activities offered on the beach, in the sea and in the jungle. Strains and aches can be released at the Solace Jungle Spa, an intimate spa found deep in the forest of Gaya and meals are served at a variety of locations including the Koi Restaurant, the Beach Grill, private pavilions and the Infinity Pool. Bunga Raya Island can be reached with a 20-minute journey from the main tourist terminal, the Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal. Diethelm Travel Malaysia is happy to provide you with rates for this unique jungle hideaway, which recently won the FIABCI Prix d‟Excellence Award in the category “Resort Development”.

The Datai

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

The Datai, nestled inside an ancient tropical rainforest on the north-western tip of Langkawi Island, has been one of the premier addresses in Malaysia since its opening. Consisting of 106 rooms, including 40 villas and 12 suites, the resort faces a secluded white sandy beach on the Andaman Sea. Pool Villas feature a 3.5 x 4 metre plunge pool with built-in Jacuzzi and daybed areas to doze and read on. The resort‟s four Malay-style Pool Suites are located close to the beach and are ideally suited for a small group of friends who wish to have their own private space. As every two Suites are linked by a walkway and share a fitted kitchen as well as living and dining room, they must be reserved in pairs. The 15 metre pool is centrally located in the middle of all four Suites and accessible to Pool Suite residents only.

Villa Hutan Datai a privately owned villa within the resort is available for rent and can accommodate up to eight adults and three children. Malaysian carvings and statues blend with waterfalls and ponds around the 15 metre long central pool. An outdoor bar and barbeque plus a kitchen are available for private catering and the large living pavilion showcases the owner‟s private collection of Asian antiques. Guests can use all facilities and services of the Datai including the private golf course, tennis and water sport facilities and eat at one of the four restaurants serving excellent Thai, Malaysian, Western and Indian cuisine. For rates and more information Diethelm Travel Malayisa will be happy to answer any questions and/or organize additional touring and sightseeing in Malaysia.

Four Seasons Langkawi

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Set on Tanjung Rhu, Langkawiâ€&#x;s most beautiful beach, the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi boasts 91 villas and pavilions, out of which the Beach Villas, Royal Villa and Two-Bedroom Villa offer private pools. Individual villas and pavilions are scattered among the lush gardens of the resort and are of traditional Malay design, a fusion blending Asian, Indian and Arabic influences. Only a step away from the white sandy beach, the 20 Beach Villas feature a private 12 square metre plunge pool and reflecting pond. The large patio is furnished with a dining table and an oversized daybed, perfect for some relaxed reading. Each villa is equipped with stateof-the-art amenities and its own private spa treatment room, complete with two massage beds as well as a secluded outdoor bathing and shower area.

Ideal for families or two couples, the TwoBedroom Villa is perched on a small hill surrounded by tropical gardens. This villa features a 22-metre lap pool and large wooden wrap-around pool deck. First class spa facilities with six treatment rooms for couples provide the utmost peace and tranquillity, while a gym, tennis courts and on-site sports including jogging and biking keep everybody active. Three restaurants offering the best of southern Italy and the Mediterranean, Seafood and Asian specialities are complemented by the Rhu Bar, a Middle Eastern inspired lounge with Turkish water pipes. Diethelm Travel Malaysia is able to handle your reservation at the Four Seasons Langkawi and take care of your customers at every point of their stay in Malaysia.

An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas, Nha Trang

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas in Nha Trang is a little jewel with only 35 luxury villas developed on a 20 hectare site with a tropical forest and the mountainous Ninh Van Bay as a backdrop. Only 16 kilometres from Nha Trang City or a 30-minute drive from Cam Ranh Airport, the resort is easily accessible. The accommodation comes in several styles: Beachfront and Lagoon-fronting Villas offer stunning views over Ninh Van Bay and the lagoon. While the An Lam Beach Villas and An Lam Lagoon Villas provide ample space with two bedrooms each, Lagoon Villas have one bedroom with a spacious outdoor living area. Nestled at the base of the mountain and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, you will find the very private Hill Rock Villas have wonderful vistas of the South

China Sea. With the layout of the villa ensuring beautiful views, ample privacy and a welcoming outdoor living space, they are ideal for couples and honeymooners. The accommodation is designed in a tasteful blend of modern and traditional Vietnamese style featuring a private plunge pool, complimentary WiFi, a resort iPod loaded with the music of choice as well as full butler service to use as much or as little as desired. The active guest will find a great choice of dining experiences and activities. The spa at An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas offers a range of relaxing and invigorating treatments for everyone seeking ultimate relaxation. Diethelm Travel Vietnam is happy to provide rates and more information.

Ana Mandara Hue, Hue

The Region’s Best Pool Villas

Set amidst almost three hectares of tropical parkland and located just 15 kilometres from historic Hue City; Ana Mandara Hue is the perfect starting point for excursions to Hue and bicycle trips through the surrounding rice paddy fields and villages. The resortâ€&#x;s 78 rooms range from Deluxe Rooms to Duplex Suites, Beach Villas and Pool Villas.

metres long with an adjoining gazebo to laze and relax in.

As the only resort in the area offering pool villas, Ana Mandara is a great hideaway for couples, honeymooners and families alike. Its unique setting on a 400-metre long private beach allows you to enjoy the serenity of the calm South Chinese Sea.

Food lovers will not be disappointed staying at this resort with its many dining choices. The Vietnamese Restaurant offers local cuisine, while The Bistro features an open kitchen with international dishes. A selection of wines from all over the world can be enjoyed at the Wine Lounge and The Sky Terrace is the perfect option to taste Vietnamese inspired tapas. For those seeking total rejuvination, the spa and wellness centre offers a second pool, a wide selection of therapies and pampering as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

The Pool Villas cover 275 square metres of living space including a master bedroom with generous sized bathroom, living room and gardens surrounding the unit. The private pool is 4 metres wide and 12

A great place for a beach break to unwind after seeing the country, Diethelm Travel Vietnam works in close partnership with Ana Mandara Hue. Contact us for more information.

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D-Brief Edition 12 - Pool Villas  
D-Brief Edition 12 - Pool Villas  

Looking for the perfect hideaway for a honeymoon couple or a place for a family birthday celebration? D-Brief Edition 12 showcases a collect...