My experience at Luang Prabang in Laos at 429MAGAZINE

My experience at Luang Prabang in Laos at 429MAGAZINE  |  dot429.com  |  Hi there dear followers and subscribers, as every week, my column on Luxury Gay Travel for 429MAGAZINE at dot429 is out and online. Check it out. This week on my own experience of two nights at the captivating Luang Prabang in Laos, South East Asia. All my photos, tips and videos. Off to Germany, Turkey and England on Thursday for three weeks, so lots of new material to come. Stay tuned. Happy PRIDE everyone. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Amantaka by Aman Resorts Luang Prabang

Amantaka by Aman Resorts Luang Prabang  |  Luang Prabang, Lao PDR  |    One of the many hidden gems during my last expedition to South East Asia, was to spend time exploring such an amazing destination like Lao PDR at the UNESCO protected town of Luang Prabang. And the perfect match for such mystical, relaxing and upscale destination was my stay at the Amantaka by Aman Resorts. Continue reading Amantaka by Aman Resorts Luang Prabang

PRCo ranks CarlosMeliaBlog as Top Luxury Gay Travel Blog

PRCo ranks CarlosMeliaBlog as Top Luxury Gay Travel Blog  |  London, UK  |  PRCo leading international Public Relations Consultancy to the hotel, travel, fashion and luxury goods industries based in London with offices in New York, Paris, Moscow, Munich, Milan and Dubai, has ranked CarlosMeliaBlog.com as the Top Luxury Gay Travel Blog in the world, after and exhaustive search. Here is the public testimonial by Andrew Whiteside – Head of Digital PRCo.

 

…”As Head of Digital for PRCo it is my job to identify and establish relationships with the very best online influencers in the world of luxury travel, hotels and spas. There is no shortage of bloggers in this sector, many choosing to cover niche angles such as families, cuisine or design; but Carlos Melia is surely the best for the Gay Community. Apart from understanding the medium perfectly with a skilled blend of video, photography and witty, accessible copy – Carlos is a true jetsetter in every sense of the word. I believe he is uniquely placed in his chosen sector with not only a passion and appreciation of high-end hotels, but a comprehensive understanding of the industry aquired from years of experience…”

 

It is an honor for me to work along and receive such kind words of appreciation and recognition by PRCo and all their exclusive list of represented properties worldwide, and very much look forward for a future of synergies and collaborations. PRCo represents worldwide some of the top luxury hotels and travel brands such as Four Seasons, Aman Resorts, Fairmont Hotels, Sofitel, Rocco Forte Hotels, Versace , Taj Hotels, Sodashi among many many others, which I look forward to have featured and reviewed at CarlosMeliaBlog soon in the future. So a big Thank You to all of you, my readers and followers, for being there for the last two years and help me make this dream a reality. Learn more about PRco at www.prco.comCM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

 

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Don’t cry for me Thailand I will be back very soon

Don’t cry for me Thailand I will be back very soon  |  Thailand  |  I cannot believe that it is going to be a month since I arrived to Thailand. So much ground covered, so many amazing experiences and so many new friends and colleagues. Tomorrow I will be heading, on board Bangkok Airways to the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos, to the city of Luang Prabang for two nights, staying at the Amantaka by Aman Resorts. Main reason for this, other than satisfy my crave for new and alternative destinations…. is to renew my Tourist VISA to Thailand, which was only granted for 30 days. Regular practice among tourists and some expats living in Thailand. So my dear followers, expect some initial posts on this new destination, a great option to complement and combine with Amazing Thailand. Bangkok I am back on November 22nd. Can’t wait to be in this amazing and vibrant city. Stay tuned. CM

Carlos streaming LIVE at Pansea Beach Phuket


Carlos streaming LIVE at Pansea Beach Phuket  |  Pansea Beach, Phuket, Thailand |  See Pansea Beach and dive into their turquoise waters with Carlos Melia, live at Amanpuri Hotel in Phuket. Private lush, unspoiled, stunning beach minutes away from Surin, Kamala and Patong.Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com Continue reading Carlos streaming LIVE at Pansea Beach Phuket

Hotel Check IN Amanpuri by Aman Resorts

Hotel Check IN Amanpuri by Aman Resorts  |  Pansea Beach, Phuket, Thailand   |  And once again blown away by the beauty of some properties in Thailand. You have to give it to Aman Resorts with their flagship property Amanpuri, nested in what I call from today on, my absolute favorite beach in PhuketPansea Beach.  Amanpuri is Aman Resort‘s one and only property in Thailand, and also the first Aman Resort to be opened before their impressive development of their brand worldwide. And let me tell you this, they know very well how to do it. Continue reading Hotel Check IN Amanpuri by Aman Resorts

Loy Krathong a Thai National Tradition

Loy Krathong a Thai National Tradition  |  Pansea Beach, Phuket, Thailand |  So the day has come and finally I got to see what everyone told me I should not miss, the Loy Krathong Festivities. I was told that the best destination in Thailand to experience this festival is Chiang Mai, but unfortunately my travel plans were made before knowing about this, and I found myself tonight under the full moon over the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea in Phuket. I must say that regardless of the location, was such a magical night filled with tradition, music and myths. Continue reading Loy Krathong a Thai National Tradition

Pansea Beach my favorite hideaway in Phuket

Pansea Beach my favorite in Phuket  |  Pansea Beach, Phuket, Thailand |  It has been decided, Pansea Beach is my firs choice and favorite beach in Phuket. It’s been a long search and I am exhausted after spending the whole day lounging around different areas of Phuket, jumping in the water and having to lay under the sun…. ha ha ha. Quiet, private, secluded, clean, with white sand and beautiful warm green Andaman Sea, surrounded by lush tropical forest. What can be better,.. well the fact that it is just on the doorsteps of my villa at Amanpuri by Aman Resorts. Continue reading Pansea Beach my favorite hideaway in Phuket

Upcoming Reviews AMANGIRI by AMAN Luxury Resorts

Upcoming Reviews AMANGIRI by AMAN Luxury Resorts |  Utah, US |  Be ready to be blown out of your mind, in the next few weeks I will be coming to the Four Corners region (where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet) to review the amazing AMANGIRI Luxury Resort by AMAN Resorts. AMAN Resorts have been in my bucket list for years now, and finally I will get the chance to come and experience one of their fabulous properties in the United States.
Amangiri (peaceful mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness centre and yoga pavilion.
Aman Resorts offers a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service. Each resort and setting is unique, but certain elements characterise all of them — a beautiful natural location, outstanding facilities, exceptional service and a small number of rooms to ensure exclusivity and privacy. Since 1988, when flagship Amanpuri opened in Phuket, Thailand, Amanresorts has established resorts in Bhutan, Cambodia, China, France, India, Indonesia, Laos, Montenegro, Morocco, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States of America. So stay tuned for Photos, Videos and my personal Reviews. CM