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Jun 30, 20, 8:27 pm
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Views: 1,099
Posted By THEJOCK

Amankila remains an incredibly beautiful resort...

Amankila remains an incredibly beautiful resort and in theory is a great combination with Chedi, we just had lots of issues this time around.

Some would be issues anywhere - food was really...
Jun 22, 20, 6:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By THEJOCK

We were at the Chedi at the start of February,...

We were at the Chedi at the start of February, not long after the management change, service and the resort overall were excellent. Occupancy was low, given Covid was in its early stages, but with...
Nov 10, 19, 6:14 am
Replies: 1,505
Views: 259,715
Posted By THEJOCK

We spent a couple of nights at the St. Regis a...

We spent a couple of nights at the St. Regis a few weeks back and enjoyed it very much. It's a bit more understated than many of the other STR properties and with a relatively small room count,...
Aug 9, 19, 7:25 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By THEJOCK

Thanks all for the feedback, very helpful. Agree...

Thanks all for the feedback, very helpful. Agree with the comments that Bali / Lombok area ticks all the boxes and certainly the weather should be good. Actually, my wife is there early September,...
Aug 7, 19, 9:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,319
Posted By THEJOCK

Asia, preferably beach, October

Iíve got four nights for a quick getaway with the better half without kids in tow. Travelling from HK. Preferably Looking for beach resort with some interesting activities. Problem is weather in most...
Aug 7, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,243
Posted By THEJOCK

I will be in the vast minority here, but having...

I will be in the vast minority here, but having spent 4 nights at each last year, we actually long to go back to Six Senses NVB more than Amanoi. But it’s really dependent on having either a rock or...
Nov 19, 17, 7:55 am
Replies: 45
Views: 11,373
Posted By THEJOCK

We have been going to Point Yamu regularly since...

We have been going to Point Yamu regularly since it opened, our most recent visit just a couple of months ago. The stay before the most recent visit was less spectacular, food standards had come off...
Jun 23, 17, 10:37 am
Replies: 67
Views: 19,729
Posted By THEJOCK

Thanks for the tip. Here's the link to the pics ...

Thanks for the tip. Here's the link to the pics

http://imgur.com/gallery/gIRmv
Jun 23, 17, 7:35 am
Replies: 67
Views: 19,729
Posted By THEJOCK

I just had a look at the Rosewood site, from it's...

I just had a look at the Rosewood site, from it's beach. Still plenty of work to be done. Patong is visible from the beach, but probably it would not be visible from the rooms. I was there around...
Jun 1, 17, 9:14 am
Replies: 108
Views: 28,029
Posted By THEJOCK

The food was good without being anything too...

The food was good without being anything too exciting or exceptional. Breakfast is still a delight - quality is very good (though there were executional issues in the eggs benedict one morning) and...
Jun 1, 17, 9:00 am
Replies: 108
Views: 28,029
Posted By THEJOCK

After the first couple of days I would've said...

After the first couple of days I would've said the service was average, and on the balance of the entire stay, there was room for improvement in the service experience. But beyond those first couple...
Jun 1, 17, 7:14 am
Replies: 108
Views: 28,029
Posted By THEJOCK

We recently returned from the Nam Hai, it was our...

We recently returned from the Nam Hai, it was our third stay and first since it was rebranded under Four Seasons. I hadn't noticed it covered elsewhere, so a little more detail on what's changed...
Apr 13, 17, 9:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,778
Posted By THEJOCK

We have been to Phuket a couple of times in may...

We have been to Phuket a couple of times in may and never had a problem with the weather. Any rain was in short bursts. It seems weather is a bit erratic in Thailand this year (floods in southern...
Dec 10, 16, 8:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By THEJOCK

Thanks for the feedback, seems to confirm the...

Thanks for the feedback, seems to confirm the view that there is not much depth of accomodation in Australia. Plenty of nice places to visit, but not so many options to stay. Our kids are too young...
Dec 9, 16, 11:27 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By THEJOCK

Luxury Resorts Australia-- kid-friendly--

I am aware of the main luxury resorts / lodges in Australia - Qualia, One and Only Hayman, Capella Lodge, Southern ocean Lodge, longitude 131 (doesn't seem good value), Saffire Freycinet and a couple...
Aug 27, 16, 11:58 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,097
Posted By THEJOCK

Looking for opinions based on people's...

Looking for opinions based on people's experiences at to whether bali would be significantly better / safer choice, weather wise, this time of year (we have not been to bali around October time)....
Aug 27, 16, 10:06 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,097
Posted By THEJOCK

Thoughts Ubud / Bali vs. Siem Reap / Phuket end october

I'm looking for thoughts for a trip the last week of October. The two options are Ubud / bali and Siem reap / Phuket. We have been to bali many times including twice this year, but never to Ubud or...
Aug 17, 16, 5:23 am
Replies: 52
Views: 8,274
Posted By THEJOCK

i don't have any facts for why Maalifushi is...

i don't have any facts for why Maalifushi is cheaper than other top properties, it certainly doesn't suffer for anything. It seems to me that the properties that are more family oriented in the group...
Aug 16, 16, 7:05 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 8,274
Posted By THEJOCK

You could also consider Maalifushi, which ticks...

You could also consider Maalifushi, which ticks all your boxes other than having to take an extra plane transfer from Male. We went there with our 6yo and she absolutely loved it. we stayed in both...
Jul 20, 16, 8:55 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 8,027
Posted By THEJOCK

Our check in experience at Qualia was by far the...

Our check in experience at Qualia was by far the best check in experience we've ever had. I think it had a lot to do with the particular staff member that checked us in, but the level of detail,...
Jun 6, 16, 9:54 am
Replies: 58
Views: 10,711
Posted By THEJOCK

The last time we were in the danang region we had...

The last time we were in the danang region we had 4 nights at the intercontinental and 4 nights at the nam hai. We found the combination to be excellent. The intercontinental really is a fun resort...
Jun 5, 16, 8:54 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,239
Posted By THEJOCK

I haven't stayed at Hayman, but we went through...

I haven't stayed at Hayman, but we went through the same evaluation, before settling on Qualia. We were there at the end of March and had a truly memorable holiday. The resort was fantastic, as were...
May 21, 16, 8:31 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,442
Posted By THEJOCK

We were at Maalifushi last week, not end of June...

We were at Maalifushi last week, not end of June timing, but low season none the less. We weren't as fortunate with the weather as some of the others here have outlined - we got a solid mix of sun,...
May 16, 16, 7:32 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 25,266
Posted By THEJOCK

Funny you mention this, we were in the maldives...

Funny you mention this, we were in the maldives last week and had our first experience of a drone. I didn't think too much about it, but my wife wasn't keen at it all due to privacy. Came out for...
Feb 25, 16, 9:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,973
Posted By THEJOCK

thanks for the feedback. looks most likely we...

thanks for the feedback. looks most likely we will go ahead with a week at Maalifushi, it seems more family friendly which will suit us better. A couple of logistical questions i am seeking advice...
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