The tropical town's fortunes may have waned, but today it manages to feel relaxed, upmarket and comfortable in its own skin.
A key rule for travellers is: never eat in a hotel restaurant. But here's why that rule should be broken.
Swim in one of the most photogenic pools in Asia or take time to enjoy sublime cocktails and massages in these six hotels.
Sometimes, only the best will do, so Ute Junker has gone in search of style.
To board this train is to step back into an age of elegance, of opulence, and of going slowly.