Amanpuri, the first of the Amans properties, has been open since 1998 and remains one of Phuket's finest resorts.
Sri Lanka, Thailand
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. - Jack Kerouac
Alice’s love for travel can be traced back to her very early years, as she grew up in Bangkok and was lucky enough to spend her weekends gallivanting around Thailand – and its neighbouring countries – with her Chinese mother and English father. Asian food plays a pivotal role in her childhood memories: from tasting sizzling street food and eating at remarkable restaurants – while her journalist mother wrote for the Michelin Guide – to experiencing fine dining at the likes of the iconic Mandarin Oriental.
Alice continues to visit Bangkok at least twice a year and enjoys immersing herself in the buzz of the city again (although she tries her best not to catch too many people’s eyes on the bustling streets, as she was once scouted for a Thai soap opera and is yet to recover from the embarrassing audition!). Upon arrival, she always appreciates stepping off the plane into the wonderful heat and making a beeline for the beach. She has fond memories of going to Hua Hin Beach most weekends and spending her Christmas holidays by Kata Beach in Phuket. Before heading off to university, she couldn’t resist scouting out more of Thailand’s sandy shores, which saw her exploring Ko Pha Ngan by sidecar (yes, you read that right).
After a stint in the fashion industry, Alice made the move to travel and hasn’t looked back since. Having also travelled to Indonesia, The Maldives and Myanmar, she fits right into ETG.
Her latest trip was to Sri Lanka, which she absolutely adored. She’s a big fan of the beautiful boutique hotels scattered throughout the country, its lovely smiley people and – naturally – its balmy beaches. Haritha Villas is one of Alice’s favourite hotels as she loves its sleek architecture, phenomenal pool and – you guessed it – its close proximity to the coast.
Thailand's Floating Markets are a vibrant, colourful sight. They offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the sumptuous smells and flavours of local produce.
Highlights of India & The Maldives Holiday: The Golden Triangle, Udaipur and The Maldives in one holiday!
Take lots of photos!