https://casalio.com/http://hotelio.com/http://restolio.comhttp://domizilio.com/

Top Spanish Luxury Villa in Galicia

Dezanove House 3

THE DEZANOVE HOUSE – MODERN VACATION HOME

 

Galicia is located in Spain’s Northwest, just above Portugal and faces along the Atlantic coastline. Galicia’s landscape is mountainous and filled with forests. Apart from the vineyards and agriculture that the region’s economy is based on, it is also known for its fresh catch of seafood. As tourism bolstered for the past years, a number of villas and hotels have opened for holiday makers wanting to explore the region.

 

There are three international airports to reach Galicia, Santiago de Compostela airport (located in the capital), La Coruna Airport and Vigo airport. The best time to go is in the summer. While on holiday, you can’t miss to discover its beautiful beaches and craggy rock formations. Explore the Cies Islands and its coastal towns. Get to know history, culture, people, life in Santiago de Compostela. Sample the mouth watering seafoods in many restaurants while relaxing and enjoying its beautiful landscapes, scented with pine and eucalyptus that are ever present throughout the land.

 

THE VILLA

 

Dezanove House is a modern villa designed by one of Spain’s renowned architects. It is located in Galicia, close to a variety of restaurants and local markets. Within walking distance of the villa you reach a very nice, quiet sandy beach.

 

The house has 3 double rooms, 4 bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, a living room and a study room. It is ideal for couples who crave a quiet holiday week or for families looking for variety, but also for rest.

 

 

 

GALICIA 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Island Beaches in Greece

Zakynthos 4

With thousands of islands to chose from, holiday makers in Greece have plenty of choices of the best beaches to suit everyone’s personal preference. Calm blue waters and powder white sand best for lounging all day or shorelines dotted with markets, cafes and bars for party goers. Here are 5 of the best beaches in Greece for all kinds of beach people.

 

 

MYKONOS

Mykonos 2

Mykonos is part of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece. Very popular for party goers with bars, dance clubs and hosts internationally acclaimed DJs. Most popular beaches are  Paradise and Super Paradise and Platis Gialos. There are many restaurants and transportation is easy. Parties ends at dawn if you are in the mood. If you want seclusion and privacy in your stay. We offer award winning villas in this spectacular island.

 

 

 

ZAKYNTHOS

ZAkynthos 2

A well known summer resort, Zakynthos offers beach goers a great hub for swimming and sports like scuba diving. The waters are perfect crystal with warm temperate climate. The famous Shipwreck in Navagio beach is the most photographed beach in Europe with its exposed cove known as “Smugglers Cove”. Other beaches best to explore are Makris Yialos, Kalamaki, Marathonisi. Our beautiful villa in Zakynthos is perched on a cliff and offers an endless panoramic view of the horizon.

 

 

 

CRETE 

Crete 1

The largest island in Greece, Crete has numbers of varied white sand beaches coupled with fantastic mountain ranges. Beach goers can choose the best spots for windsurfing, scuba or jetski or simply lounge to get that bronze. Best beaches are Balos and Elafonissi in Chania. You can also place your umbrellas in Heraklion, Rethymno and Lassithi. Our villa in Rethymno is a modern luxury villa and overlooks the Bay and City of Heraklion.

 

 

 

EPIRUS

Epirus 1

Epirus is located in Northwestern Greece, it is predominantly rugged and a mountainous region but is also home a to a number of beaches. Parga and Sivota are the two most popular beach places of Epirus. It is sandy and near to cafes and with less tourists for peaceful holidays. It is set on natural landscapes, on rocks and trees in the background which makes it all the more special.  Other popular beaches are Valtos, Lichnos, Bella Vraka, Ammoudia and Kastrosykia. We have 2 beautiful villas to rent in Epirus just a few meters from the beach.

 

 

 

PAROS ISLAND

Paros Sunset

Best known for its traditional villages and stunning beaches. Sculpted granite rocks and swimming coves adds to the natural wonder of this island. The best beaches have long stretches of sand, best for honeymooners to walk on like Molos, Piperi or Ai Yannis. Younger people can go to Santa Maria beach or Chrisi Akti for water sports. Kolymbithres is the most popular with its granite rock formations and crystal waters. Two (2) of our villas in Paros are located in the most stunning spots in the island.

 

 

 

6 Best Destination for Winter Sun Holidays

tropical

Want to escape from the miserable cold in winter? Here are 6 of the most popular destinations to soak up the sun, warmth and cocktails. Take a look at our best guide.

 

1. COSTA RICA

costa rica

Say goodbye to freezing temperatures and the cold weather months. Costa Rica offers sunshine, blue skies, sand and a host of activities to immerse on. Flights are happening daily making it an easy destination to escape winter blues. The country is filled with dense rainforests, superb beaches, exotic wildlife and rich tropical flora. Perfect warm waters makes it a major destination for surfers.

 

 

2. SEYCHELLES

Deckenia 7

The weather is one of the many things that travelers love about Seychelles. Not too hot and always the perfect temperature for outdoor and beach activities all throughout the year. It can rain in December and January but really not that “rainy” to ruin your holiday. The Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is far from the cyclone belt so storms are not posing as problems. Enjoy the most beautiful islands on Earth on your next amazing holiday in paradise.

 

 

3. BALI

Bali

The tropical island of Bali is near the equator in the country of Indonesia. The climate is much loved by tourists. Average temperature is 30°C with a humidity level of about 85%. There are 2 types of season in Bali. The wet and dry season, wet season starts from November until April. The rain does not happen daily and are brief while you can still enjoy clear skies in between. December and January are the peak season. Avoiding crowds? Our luxury villas in Canggu are secluded and can offer you privacy and peace. It comes along with well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and unique local artwork, fully staffed.

 

 

4. MEXICO

Yucatan

Expect pleasant weather in Cancun in the winter months. Temperatures are between 26 to reach 31 although not over 31 degrees. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula,  it borders the Caribbean Sea, and is famed for its beaches, resorts and nightlife. Peak season is from December to April. Airfare and accommodation prices soar by this time of year so it is wise to make your reservations in advance. Hurricanes are a major threat in late summer and autumn. Mexico is a convincing top destination to spend a holiday with its powdery white sand beaches, perfect weather, Mayan ruins and jungle tours.

 

 

5. TURKS AND CAICOS

Triton 5

Turks and Caicos has pleasant warm weather all throughout the year. Recently the islands suffered a major blow by Hurricane Irma but the resorts are slowly building back to business. These islands do experience a rainy season, and hurricanes occur from June to November. Peak season starts from December to March. The islands have the most dramatic beaches, waters are warm and perfect for scuba diving. The famous 14-mile barrier reef is home to thousands of marine species, found in “Provo” or Providenciales island in the northwest Caicos Islands.

 

 

6. THAILAND

Phuket

Average temperature in Thailand is 27°C but it can get a little chilly in December.  Discover iconic temples in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital or head to Chiang Mai,  Thailand’s northern capital also home to elaborate Buddhist temples. The islands of Krabi, Phuket,  Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Kut are some of the islands with the most amazing beaches.  You can kayak around the beautiful rocks that jet out of the ocean. Discover excellent restaurants, expansive shopping markets even delicious street food.

 

 

 

 

 

Amalfi’s Top Holiday Rental

AMalfi 5

CLIFFTOP LUXURY VILLA IN PRAIANO

 

One of the most attractive corners of this planet is the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Everything is spectacular with its stunning scenery, historic ruins and sea cliffs dotted with beautiful colors of villages, villas and gardens. The allure of the Amalfi Coast keeps on drawing tourists from all over the world all year round. There are 13 municipalities in the Amalfi centered in tourism. Towns like Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano are just a few km apart and can be visited in day trips.

 

If you want to get away from the crowd get some peace and privacy. Masasette Luxury Villa – Our luxury villa in Praiano is a charming estate which spreads over approximately 1300 sqm and is located in the quiet village of Praiano. The villa’s superb location can definitely offer you the enjoyment of peace and quiet while enjoying the view over the sea and the Mediterranean greenery.

 

The villa owners can also help you plan boat trips and transfers apart from many other services they offer. Additionally, there are many operators that can help you with excursions. Enjoy the warm waters of the beach or take a stroll in the marina at night. Amalfi is also known for its great food and the limoncello liqueur from the lemons that locals grow in terraced gardens.

 

Make Reservations? Click here

 

 

 

The Best Luxury Hotel in Antalya

Villa Mahal

LUXURY HOTEL IN THE BAY OF KALKAN

 

Hotel Villa Mahal overlooks the sea with the most romantic and beautiful setting along the Bay of Kalkan. Exploring the Mahal you’ll discover her bountiful assets at every turn. The mature gardens waft a variety of sublime scents across the air from the various plants, including lime, olive and fig trees.

 

Villa Mahal is winner of the Conde’Nast Johansens award for “Most Romantic Hotel” in Europe in 2007.

 

The hotel has a choice of 13 rooms all overlooking the bay of Kalkan, have bathrooms with shower, most with shower and separate tub, comfortable Visko Star beds, air-conditioning, internet access (Wi-Fi), iPod station, Molton Brown bathroom amenities, direct dial telephones, safe-box, mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers for use during your stay, along with other comfort amenities. Room and laundry service is also provided.

 

Make Reservations? Click here

 

 

 

 

Kalkan, Antalya – The Turkish Riviera

Antalya 10

BEAUTIFUL COASTAL TOWNS OF THE TURKISH RIVIERA

 

Antalya:

 

Located along the Turkish Mediterranean Sea, Antalya is a coastal town filled with innumerable delightful beaches, ancient ruins and jagged mountains. Antalya offers a lot of interesting places and to do’s for every age and taste. There are many ruins to explore like Hierapolis, an ancient city and popular attraction. Aspendos is the only ancient theater that is still in use today for major musical arrangements.

 

The Old Town of Antalya is one of the main attractions, you can shop for antiques, carpets, Turkish spices, and local crafts. A wonderful place to relax and unwind is the old harbour  where you can get some fresh air or dine alfresco. An enormous number of bars, cafés, restaurants, shops with amazing views extends to to the Bey Mountains and north to the Taurus Mountains. Food is superb, extremely cheap and tastes very good.

 

Kalkan:

 

About 3 hours from Antalya is the small peaceful fishing village of Kalkan. The town is more classy, laidback in style. Kalkan is located at the at the base of the Taurus Mountains and overlooks a perfect sparkling bay. The bay is home to excellent restaurants and a central beach, a paradise for swimmers. The town has been voted many times as one of the best destinations in Europe for a holiday. Definitely recommended for travellers looking for that rejuvenating sun and sea holiday.

 

Kalkan Bay is also home to our gorgeous luxury villa that clings to a cliff, listed by one of the most renowned US magazine as one of Europe’s 100 Sexiest Summer Villas. A high end villa offering contemporary interiors that take full advantage of the amazing sea views – and include entire walls of glass. Find out more

 

 

 

 

Tuscany in September

wine festival

THE BEST FESTIVALS IN TUSCANY FOR SEPTEMBER

 

Tuscany in September is filled with events and festivals. Apart from being a top spot for Renaissance arts, architecture and a beautiful place to spend the holidays, many festivals are also held in the region that you can take part of. Famous for its wines, Chianti and Panzano celebrates their wine festival with food, open air concerts, street music. The region boasts over 30 wines, some of which are internationally acclaimed. Locals take these festivals to heart. A variety of Tuscany’s bright colors, grand parades,  medieval costumes, fireworks and the aroma of Italian recipes awaits you for a fun packed trip in September.

 

Giostra del Saracino, Arezzo

The event is rooted from military training. This ancient game of chivalry (game on horseback) is held in Arezzo in the first Sunday of September (in the afternoon). The tournament happens in the Piazza Grande. Participants are dressed in costumes of the period while the town is filled with costume characters and the town’s ancient banners entering the square accompanied by the sound of trumpets and drums.

 

Vino al Vino in Panzano

Happening on the third weekend of September. The vintners of Panzano showcase the best of the region’s wines, exchanging their passion for winegrowing, wine making. The Wine Tasting event gives you the opportunity to taste the different styles of wines while listening to great music and sampling Italian food in a more intimate atmosphere. Panzano is located mid-way between Florence and Sienna and has a beautiful hill-top location with some of the most attractive views of rural Tuscany.

 

Festa dell ‘Uva, Scansano

The whole month of September is a party for the people of Scansano. Located in Maremma, in Grosseto, the entire town of Scansano is transformed to a host of wine tasting event weekend after weekend. You can watch farmers harvest grapes, truly a beautiful sight. The most distinguished cellars are opened to visitors. Sample a glass of fine wine served with a number of snacks made from local produce. Locals also showcase their crafts in the market where you can buy Italian handbags, clothes, shoes, cheese, handicrafts. There is also music, dancing, float parades, clown shows, theaters and concerts.

 

Palio della Balestra

A crossbow event rooted from Renaissance Tuscany. It is held on the second Sunday of September in the town square of Sansepolcro. It is an exceptional event where archers from Sansepolcro compete against their all time rivals, the archers from Gubbio (Umbria). The participants enter the town square in costumes, accompanied by the roll of drums and the sound of horns while the flag bearers launch their flags, bearing the colours of the ancient city quarters, into the air.

 

Cacio al Fuso

A cheese rolling competition happening in Pienza near Siena, Tuscany. Cacio al Fuso is an ancient tradition of the local countryside, participants get 3 rolls to get the cheese as close to its target. While the fun is brewing in the town center, the town features gastronomic delights and its famed Pecorino cheese. Locals showcase and sell their crafts and products. The fair ends with a ball in the main Piazza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury Mountain Hideaway in the Alps

5 star 10VORARLBERG’S CLASSY DREAM VILLA

 

Our classy Berg Villa is located in the mountainous state of Vorarlberg in Western Austria. Facing a breathtaking view over the Rhein valley, the Swiss Alps and up to Liechtenstein!

 

Vorarlberg borders with the countries of Germany (Bavaria), Liechtenstein, and Switzerland and the Austrian federal-state of Tyrol. It belongs to the richest and the most well to do in Austria.

 

With its mountainous terrain, Vorarlberg offers various summer and winter activities. During summer, locals and visitors prefer mountain biking, cycling, hiking through trails or sailing through one of its many lakes like Lake Constance (Bodensee). You can get blown away by the beauty of its mountainous terrains of green mountains, crystal rivers and valleys filled with wild flowers.

 

In winter, there are a number of exciting ski areas around Vorarlberg. The staff at the villa can bring you to these ski areas on a shuttle bus. Thanks to the central location of the villa you can reach various well-known and attractive ski areas within 30-50-minute drive. These include the Arlberg, Montafon, Klostertal, Brand and also Damüls-Mellau. Stuben am Arlberg and thus to the largest ski resort of Austria and is just 40 minutes by car.

 

About the villa:

 

The villa can host up to 10 people, 5 bedrooms in total, with exquisite indoor swimming pool, heated all year round. The pool is located in the upper floor with direct access to a covered lounge area and a generous terrace with a lovely view.

 

The entire area remains totally secluded from the public gaze and the guests love to consider it as a wellness oasis for chilling and relaxation.

 

The house is elegantly constructed and equipped with stylish furniture, cherrywood parquet flooring and marble floors, living rooms with ceiling height of about 4 meter, brilliant chandeliers and wall lights, English wall papers and attractive fabrics create an exclusive ambience.

 

In the living room the stylish marble fireplace provides a romantic atmosphere.

 

All the three floors are connected by an elevator, making it unnecessary to carry drinks and groceries.

 

In the outdoor area, there is an idyllic swimming pond carefully arranged with natural stone walls and wood terraces. A few steps away from the villa is located the bathhouse with the outdoor sauna, an extra shower and a waterfall shower.

 

Make Reservations? Click here ….

 

 

 

 

Seychelles Most Coveted Luxury Villa

Deckenia

DECKENIA LUXURY VILLA IN PRASLIN

 

Seychelles is gifted with over a hundred islands mostly uninhabited and a natural preserve. The 115 islands are ideal for beach escapes favored with white sand beaches and granite cliffs.  One of our Casalio Travel’s luxury villa is located in the island of Praslin, the second largest island in Seychelles. Praslin used to be a hideaway for Pirates and Arab merchants but now considered the world’s top honeymoon destination. The villa is gorgeous and offers a unique beach setting for VIP travellers seeking privacy, comfort and luxury in Seychelle’s coralline island.

 

Deckenia villa is located away from curious eyes and crowds and only 20 minutes away from the airport. The site offers an incomparable intimacy to those in search of relaxation without sacrificing their comfort. The permanent painting of the landscape which one can look out without ever feeling bored, encourages and inspires the rhythms of the soul to surrender oneself in a luxurious setting.

 

Deckenia consists of a five-bedroom luxury villa with an infinity pool, two private villas each with a private pool. Ideal for accommodating large families or groups of friends, the villa and the private villas offer beautiful views of the ocean.

 

Make Reservations? Click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Must See Beautiful Hill Towns in Umbria

Perugia 4

SET FOOT IN UMBRIA’S TOP BEST

 

Umbria is one of the smaller regions in Italy and considered to be the green heart of the country with its fertile landscape and rolling hills. Fairly preserved from mass tourism, each town has something unique to offer with the beauty of its charming medieval villages, lakes, olive groves, vineyards and rich Etruscan culture. Here is our top destinations in Umbria. We’ve picked the best attractions and towns for you to visit.

 

Spoleto

Spoleto

Spoleto is a hill town and relatively larger than some other towns in Umbria. Its famous landmarks are Rocca Albornoziana (pictured), a glowering 14th-century former papal fortress. The Cathedral of Santa Maria dell’Assunta and ancient Roman Theaters are also something interesting to see. Spoleto is also famous for the Festival of the Two Worlds an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July. Where to stay...

 

Spello

Spello Flowers

Only half an hour from Perugia, lies this ancient town of Spello. It is an old-walled town filled with historical architecture from three  millenia. Very photogenic, the lovely town is home to medieval churches, art museums, medieval castles, palaces. You can walk in the streets, stairways and relive the nostalgia of the past. One of the highlights of the year is the annual festival Infiorata Flower Festival held late May or early June. For some months, the entire streets of Spello are covered with flowers, intricately designed to a piece of artwork. The annual event has attracted tens of thousands of tourists while many artists showcase their craft. Spello also held free concerts in the summer, apart from being famous for its olive harvest and wine making. With the onset of tourism, many restaurants and shops opened in Spello that offers nouvelle Italian cuisine. Where to stay...

 

Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago

The town of Castiglione del Lago is located along southwest part of Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy. It was ruled by Etruscans and Romans but have few noteworthy Umbrian architectural structures blamed on the long cycle of death and destruction among competing Etruscans against Romans, and later Tuscans against Perugians. The location of this town is the prime reason why tourists loved this delightful village. It has an outstanding view of Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of the town. During summer, enjoy plunging to Lake Trasimeno’s cool waters or just lay down your picnic blanket and get some sunshine. Along the lake are well kept beaches and excellent restaurants with picturesque views. In Spring, an annual festival Coloriamo I Cieli or Let’s paint the sky is held and colorful kites and hot air balloons are organized, an extraordinary event for families and friends to bond togetherWhere to stay...

 

Gubbio

Gubbio

Located in the Northeast of Perugia on the slopes of Monte Ignino. The city’s history dates as far as Pre Roman times, an important city to native Umbrians. The town centre is very medieval recognizable by its Gothic architecture, dark grey stones and narrow streets. There are a number of significant historical architectures worth to visit in Gubbio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Basilicas, Roman Theaters, Museums and Palaces. Another way to view the beauty of Gubbio is by a unique cable car to top of Mount Ignino, there you can rest and enjoy the view in a classic Italian restaurants and bars with wonderful views of the town and the surrounding countryside. On the  15th day of May, an annual run called Corsa dei Ceri is held as celebration of Saint Ubaldo Day accompanied by processions, roving musicians and great Italian food. Where to stay...

 

Perugia

Perugia 2

The capital of Umbria, Perugia is a large hilltown famous for its architecture, arts, university, even chocolate. In the 15th century, the town was at the heights of its pursuit for arts, culture and commerce. It is home to artists and art lovers alike. Expect a myriad of beautiful attractions, cathedrals, historical structures. From the town centre you can head to the outskirts of Perugia where you can find the Parks and miles of green countryside, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. The much awaited annual festival Umbria Jazz festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world, that’s 10 days of the best singers and jazz artists from all over the world during  the month of July. Where to stay...

 

 

You may also like

15 Exceptional Boutique Hotels in Italy

We have curated the best boutique hotels in Italy for travelers looking for a unique experience, a touch of more personal service, better amenities and local Italian culture….

 

Travel Guide : Markets in Tuscany

The markets in Tuscany are one of the great sights to visit. Locals have their markets open daily, others weekends or during holidays. Find sights of fresh home grown produce, excellent cheeses, salamis, fish or pasta….

 

 

The Best Villas in Bali to Rent

Villa Saba Bali 9 bedroomCONTEMPORARY AUTHENTIC VILLAS IN WORLD’S TOP DESTINATION

 

Apart from being the world’s top travel destination. Bali now has a reputation of home to the most extraordinary and exclusive luxury villa rentals. Your booking in one of our Casalio Travel luxury villas will make you feel like royalty. The villas are located in Canggu, the best spot of the island. Without too many tourists, quiet and cool and close to an 8 km coastal beach and small fishing villages. Canggu is known to be  ‘The Brooklyn of Bali’ where you can find hip cafes, fantastic boutiques, farmer’s market days, al fresco concerts and open-air cinema nights. A fun culture for couples, friends and families who would like to experience the island.

 

As you discover the islands beautiful coasts, temples and lush tropical environment. You will be taken care of like royalty, with a team of chef, housekeepers, chauffeur, security guards, villa manager and guest attendants to cater to your every whim.

 

Carefully selected to guarantee you a perfect place and an unforgettable vacation. Take a look at these open air Balinese villas, each with Zen pool design and peaceful tropical garden.

 

SABA VILLAS

Saba Villa

Surrounded by terraced rice paddies near Berawa Beach on Bali’s south-west coast, Saba is less than 10 minutes from the heart of Seminyak. This exclusive enclave comprises five independent, but inter-connectable one- and two-bedroom private villas, providing a total of nine large bedrooms, garden bathrooms, open-sided living and dining pavilions, well-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, lush tropical gardens and unique local artwork. Up to 18 guests. Read more…

 

VILLA YUDHISTIRAVilla yudhistira

Villa Yudhistira is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting.  Fully staffed and include a professional chef and two cooks, who create delicious dishes from a central staff kitchen. Guests also have full, complimentary access to the nearby Canggu Club. The living area overlooks a flourishing tropical garden offering guests a true taste of tropical Bali living. Up to 4 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA BIMA

VIlla Bima

Villa Bima is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. As well as its two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Bima features a large air-conditioned dining room and integrated, well-equipped, modern kitchen. Connected to the dining room via a covered walkway is the beautiful, open-sided living pavilion. The living pavilion is positioned beside the 15-metre pool set within the well-tended tropical gardens. At the far end of the pool is a shady, comfortable bale. Up to 4 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA ARJUNA

Arjuna 3

Villa Arjuna is a one-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. Intimate but bright and airy, 1-bedroom Villa Arjuna comprises an open-sided living and dining pavilion complemented by a well-equipped kitchenette, separated by antique double doors from the spacious bedroom with twin beds, convertible to a king. An ensuite garden bathroom gives direct access to the 8-metre pool set within the villa’s private garden. Villa Arjuna’s bedroom overlooks the pool and garden and is furnished with twin beds that can be conveniently joined to make a king-size bed if preferred. For 2 persons. Read more…

 

VILLA SADEWA

Vill Sadewa Bali

Villa Sadewa is a two-bedroom villa of the luxurious Saba Villas Collection. Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. As well as two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Sadewa has a large open-air living/dining area, complemented by a separate, fully equipped kitchen. A 13-metre pool with a timber deck is set within a lovely tropical garden. Villa Sadewa’s bedrooms both overlook the swimming pool and garden and their generous open-air ensuite bathrooms boast a rain shower and a tub. Up to 4 guests. Read more…

 

 

 

You may also like

Top 10 Attractions You Can’t Miss in Bali

Bali has topped TripAdvisor’s best destination list for 2017. This Indonesian island has been a much loved place for tourists for quite some time now. The combination of cultural attractions…..

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Attractions You Can’t Miss in Bali

Bali Rice

BALI IS NOW NUMBER ONE

 

Bali has topped TripAdvisor’s best destination list for 2017. This Indonesian island has been a much loved place for tourists for quite some time now. The combination of cultural attractions, lush rice paddies, pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, exotic cuisine and its very hospitable people made it number one.

 

Accommodation has also risen to its very best. The open air accommodations with lush gardens looks amazing and enhance Balinese culture. There are quiet places near the beach or the countryside that will truly spark your senses. Casalio Travel has a list of luxury villas that you can chose from for couples or families. The villas are beautiful, in serene locations and surrounded by Bali’s visually enjoyable lush terraced rice paddies. Not to mention your own private staff, chefs, cooks to make your stay a truly rewarding experience.

 

In general, Bali is a safe destination. Locals are tolerant, modest and friendly to visitors. Modest dress is expected in Bali. Daytime temperatures is pleasant all through out the year. Moonson rains come from December to March but the island is mostly sunny tropical throughout the year. Spend your next holiday in Bali and immerse in its culture. From visiting temples, enjoying exotic dishes, a hike to Mount Batur or exploring waterfalls. Find out why this island is now the world’s number one destination.

 

1 EXPLORE BALI’S TEMPLES

Bali Temples

There are over 20,000 temples in Bali but the most scenic ones are found in the highlands and the coasts with its amazing backdrop. When visiting a temple, proper attire is required, there are available sarong and sash rentals near the temples. The most beautiful temples in Bali are Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Goah Gajah, Ulun Danu Beratan and the Besakih Temple.

 

2 TEGALALANG/JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES

Bali Rice 3

This is the predominant scenery in Bali. The picture perfect locations are Tegalalang and Jatiluwih terraced rice paddies, just two of the most blissful sites. The rice paddies dates as far as the Neolithic times. Because of the volcanic mountains of the island, growing rice makes it difficult that creative locals developed a system of terraced rice paddies, where water can be shared by the community to grow their crops.

 

3 UBUD’S MONKEY FOREST

Bali Monkey

Home to the grey long tailed macaque monkeys, the Monkey Forest in Ubud is a natural preserve and a Hindu Temple complex.  Inside the forest grounds are 115 species of tropical trees, temples, a stream and approximately 600 macaque monkeys.  It is not advisable to touch the monkeys, they are wild animals. The monkeys are also known for stealing jewelries or anything that might be of interest to them so it would be wise not to bring along loose apparels.

 

4 CYCLE AT LEISURE

Bali Cycle

For adventurers or anyone who just wants to breathe in the magical rural of Bali. You can book a tour without getting lost and find the best roads for that awesome sight. Bike through villages, ancient temples and green fields. Guides can help you know the land, culture and the locals better.

 

5 DISCOVER THE LOCAL MARKET

Bali Flowers

Prep that camera for these awesome colors. If you want to experience authentic local market, you have to get up earlier, the freshest produce are sold even before 8 am and market shops close by 9 in the morning. For tourist markets, there are a variety of items highlighting craft, sarongs, balinese paintings, wood crafts. You can find silk scarves, bags, baskets to bring home as souvenir.

 

6 HIKING MOUNT BATUR

Bali Mountain Hike

Hiking this volcano is a rewarding experience. The views from the top is a promise of beauty and an adventure you can’t miss. If you are physically fit, hiking for two hours won’t be an issue, of course you can ask your guides for a break, if needed. Book through a reputable agency, check their reviews and ratings in Tripadvisor and other social media platforms. Check the weather, it can get cold up there.

 

7 SNORKELING/SURFING

Surf Bali

Beginner or a pro, Bali offers great surfing beaches for every level. For beginners, head to Kuta beach where the tides are soft and the height of the wave is perfect for trying the sport. Kuta beach is also booked for nightlife, hotels and cafes. The good thing is there are plenty of lifeguards in case you run into trouble. For some challenge, Canggu beach or Padang-padang beach (known as the Balinese Pipeline) is where you can find barrels up to 12 feet.

 

8 FOOD LOVE

Bali Food 3

Balinese food is heavy in the spice, its basic ingredients of spice paste is made from local herbs and aromatic spice. These classic dishes are served through out the island from street food to high end restaurants. A must try are sate, the marinated, skewered, grilled meats served with the spicy sauce, nasi ayam or chicken rice, lawar is a mix of  vegetables, grated coconut and minced meat, bebek betutu or slow cooked duck.  All that delicious aroma will make the mouth water.

 

9 THE BEACH

bali beach

An assortment of Bali’s beaches awaits you for any type of holiday activity. If you feel like avoiding the crowd, wanting to find the best spots for snorkeling or just enjoy the sun set with a pina colada. You just have to look. Pemuteran, Nusa Dua and Tulamen beach are  best for snorkeling and diving. Lovina beach for dolphin tours. Pantai Kelating is less populated and you can enjoy strolls and long walks along the coast line. Where the tourists are packed is in the shores of Kuta beach. A number of hotels and cafes are lined along Kuta. But if you want to feel quiet and peace, there are still a number of beaches and coves like Blue Lagoon, Balangan, Suluban beach to feel that inspiration.

 

10 RELAX

Bali Relax

 

 

UP NEXT…

BALI ISLAND’S BEST VILLAS

 

 

Travel Guide : Malta

gozo 4

DISCOVER SMALL BEAUTIFUL MALTA

 

Malta is a home to lovely sandy beaches, beautiful craggy rock formations, prehistoric temples and medieval towns. Extraordinary architectures attest to the influence of Roman, British and Arabic culture. Its strategic location to important trade routes have attracted colonizers lasting until 1964 contributing to its rich culture and history. Although the place remains hidden to mass tourism, but if you get there, it will open a world fascinating to discover.

 

The best time to visit is summer. Winters are wet and windy but the costs of the airfare and accommodation is cheap. Beach season lasts for 6 months from April to end of October. The most exciting places to visit are Valleta, Sliema, Rabat, Mdina, Gozo, Mellieha. Every township has its own uniqueness to discover.

 

Despite small, the place offers a span of activities for holiday makers to choose from. A great place for diving, marine life is at its peak during warmer months and the waters more visible. Charter a boat or go kayaking and be impressed by its beaches and blue sea. Hiking in the countryside,  trekking along the coasts of Gozo, cycling, even paragliding from its amazing limestone formations. These beautiful rock formations have been featured in several Hollywood movies and recently the famous TV series Game of Thrones. June and July are the highlights of Malta’s cultural events. Open air venues for Jazz festivals, arts festivals, joint performances and workshops.

 

Maltese cuisine is strongly influenced by Middle Eastern, Arabic and Sicilian influences. As more colonizers came, a mix of foreign dishes were absorbed. Malta food is fresh using vegetables in season, homemade cheeses, and cuts of meat. Being an island, the fresh catch of local fish also samples in the Maltese hearty flavour full dishes.

 

Our great villas in Malta is a selection to make your holiday fantastic! All with swimming pool to unwind, comfortable and richly furnished interiors, superb view and great locations to discover this impressive country.

 

VALLETA HOUSE

In the Capital of Malta, Valleta House overlooks the sea and the majestic skyline of the City of Valleta. The house is a modern villa with 4 bedrooms and pool with a spacious deck. The villa has limestone walls and high vaulted ceilings and jaw-dropping light fixture in the main room. Read more…

 

VILLA GAIA

This luxuriant villa features cutting-edge design, including a mixture of clean, crisp lines, minimalist décor, and prestigious materials. It has 4 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor pool with spacious deck, jacuzzi and sauna. Set among the sprawling hills of Santa Maria Estate in the exclusive location of Mellieha. Read more…

 

BAMBOO FARMHOUSE GOZO

Bamboo Farmhouse Gozo is a fabulous Fully Detached Farmhouse located on the outskirts of the village of Nadur. Abound by tranquility, this property is set on approx. 1500m2 of land overlooking a valley and offering stunning sea and countryside views. The building stands on high ground, the view from the swimming pool terrace sweeping wide over the valley, all the way to the sea in the distance. The luxury house has 4 bedrooms, pool. Read more…

 

VILLA GHEA

The view from the pool and the pool deck is spectacular; the entire valley opens up beneath you, and the twinkling Mediterranean can be seen undulating in the distance. The sun-drenched deck offers al fresco dining facilities, as well as sun loungers which enable you to fully relax with the impressive view of the valley and the sea as your back drop. The villa has 4 bedrooms, outdoor and indoor pool, sauna. Read more…

 

Travel Guide : Markets in Tuscany

Italian Market 3

MARKET DAYS IN TUSCANY

The markets in Tuscany are one of the great sights to visit. Locals have their markets open daily, others weekends or during holidays. Find sights of fresh home grown produce, excellent cheeses, salamis, fish or pasta. There are also stalls for fine clothes, designer shoes and bags, pots, kitchenware, tools, hardware.

It is not customary to bargain for food items, they already are very cheap but you can haggle for other items like clothes if you buy many. It is polite to ask permission from the vendor if you want to touch produce like fruits or vegetables.

Most of the markets are in the morning, held 6am to 1pm. But some are also open in the afternoon or through out the day during holidays. Here is our complete guide  to the list of markets in Tuscany.

 

 

FLORENCE

 

MONDAY
Reggelo – Leccio
Marradi
Certaldo – Firenzoula
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
San Casciano Val di Pesa – Piazza della Repubblica

 

TUESDAY
Palazzoulo Sul Senio
Greve in Chianti – Strada in Chianti
Certaldo – Figline Valdarno
Cerreto Guidi – Bassa
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Borgo San Lorenzo – Piazza del Mercato
Figline Valdarno
Montespertoli

 

WEDNESDAY
Lastra A Signa – Ponte A Signa / Ginestra
Cerreto Guidi – Lazzeretto
Calenzano – Via Don Minzoni
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Certaldo – Fucechio
Pontassieve

 

THURSDAY
Tavernelle val di Pesa
Vicchio
San Casciano Val di Pesa
Rignano Sull’Arno
Reggelo – Cascia
Londa
Lastra A Signa
Certaldo – Empoli
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Pelago – Piazza Ghiberti
San Donato in Poggio – Piazza Matteotti

 

FRIDAY
Scarperia
Reggelo – Tosi
Pontassieve
Pelago – San Francesca-Albereta
Montaione
Greve in Chianti – Ferrone
Calenzano – Settimello
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo / Viale della Resistenza
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Signa – Piazza della Republica
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa – Via Boccaccio

 

SATURDAY
Sesto Fiorentino – Piazza del Mercato
Scandicci
Pontassieve
Palazzoulo Sul Senio
Certaldo – Dicomano
Cerreto Guidi – Stabbia
Campi Bisenzio via Palagetta ( every Saturday afternoon, every morning in July , August)
Piazza di San Lorenzo
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio, Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento
Barberino Val d’Elsa – Piazza Mazzini
Barberino di Mugello
Castelfiorentino – Piazza Kennedy
Greve in Chianti – Piazza Matteotti
Impruneta
Lastra A Signa
Montelupo Fiorentino – Piazza Grande
Reggello – Piazza Aldo Moro
Rufina – Piazza Umberto I
San Piero a Sieve – Via Provinciale
Sesto Fiorentino – Piazza Veneto

 

SUNDAY
San Godenzo
Greve in Chianti – Panzano
San Lorenzo Market, Piazza di San Lorenzo, Ronta and Casaglia
La Fierucola, Piazza San Spirito (3rd sunday of the Month)
Panzano

 

Read more

Madagascar’s New Private Island Retreat

FMG_7861 2

MIAVANA’S  LUXURY VILLAS & BLUE SAFARI

About VillaBOOK NOW

 

Accessible by helicopter from Madagascar’s Nosy Be or Diego Suarez Airport. This new resort in the exotic Island of Nosy Ankao is set to fulfill your dream adventure and luxury holiday. The island of Nosy Ankao is famed for its diving spots, filled with astonishing wildlife, where reefs are mostly untouched and unexplored. Miavana offers pioneering ‘blue safaris’ where wildlife species coexisting with this resort is found nowhere else on this planet.

 

A vision of award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, the 14 luxury Villas are strung out along the island, all with direct access to the white sandy beaches, crystal blue water and coral reefs. Each villa has its own electric buggy to traverse the island and transport you to the Village and Beach Lounge. Settle yourself in your own villa with an uninterrupted beach and ocean front view.

 

With its pristine Indian ocean setting, powder soft sand, firt class ammenities, brimming with land and aquatic wildlife, Miavana offers a new level of luxury tropical island adventure.

 

 

Ultimate Mexican Vacation – Sol Y Luna Villa Rental

Sol Y Luna

YOUR TROPICAL PARADISE IN PLAYA DEL SECRETO

About VillaBOOK NOW

 

Villa Sol y Luna is an oceanfront Villa with a private pool and with built-in Jacuzzi conveniently settled half an hour drive away from the Cancun Airport. The luxury residence is located in Playa del Secreto, or “Secret Beach,” in the Riviera Maya. Surrounded by a line of palm trees, Sol Y Luna is the ideal secret getaway for families, friends, weddings or corporate retreats.

The Villa offers you an unforgettable sea view, deep sea fishing, cave diving, Mayan ruins, jungle and canopy tours and horseback riding. An  on-site staff will take care of your needs while considering your privacy, making your stay at the villa an amazing adventure. 

Sol Y Luna is divided in to a main house and a detached bungalow and can accommodate up to 20 guests.

The charming Villa is a wonderful retreat for your perfect vacation in Mexico.