South East Asia is home to one of the most luxurious vacation getaways in the world. The unique flora and fauna of this region makes it one of the most sought-after travel destination. While you are surely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a luxury resort or hotel, there are some luxury getaways that you should include when planning your dream vacation.
1. AMANPURI, THAILAND
Amanpuri is located on the west coast of Thailand’s largest island Phuket, set in a lush coconut grove above a fabulous crescent shaped beach. Amanpuri features traditional Thai architecture with distinctive roofs and rich wood interiors. Despite being almost 30 years old, the famous resort is extremely well maintained. You can move around the resort in cute mini-cars. Amanpuri’s main pavilions are centred around the pool. These pavilions house the lobby, the afternoon tea pavilion, 2 restaurants and a bar. The magnificent black mosaic tile pool is Amanpuri’s stylish centrepiece. The luxurious spa offers an extensive selection of Asian massages and treatments.
2. PANGKOR LAUT, MALAYSIA
This amazing is spread over 300 acres of pristine rainforest and covers only 20% of the total forest area. You can see unbelievable wildlife right inside the resort, with full privacy, safety and luxury of being on your own private island. Hill Villa is a separate section in the resort which has 52 villa style rooms, each with its own unique view. Hill Villa is built on top of a water body. The Water Sports Centre provides full water sports activities for the adventurer in you. The highlight is this resort is the jungle walk, where guides take guests on a tour of the jungle.
3. RASA SENTOSA RESORT, SINGAPORE
This luxurious island retreat is located just minutes away from Singapore’s business district. The resort includes 454 guest rooms and suites, 5 world-class restaurants and 2 bars. If you’re travelling with children, rest assured they will thoroughly enjoy their vacation as they have the time of their life at the Cool Zone with a wide range of games. A stay at this exquisite resort is never boring. You can make a splash in the ocean in kayak or challenge your adventurous side in the Flying Trapeze.
4. CHEDI CLUB, BALI
This fabulous luxury getaway is located in Tanah Gajah and offers spacious rooms with their own private terrace and semi-outdoor bathroom. Some rooms also boast of a private pool with outdoor dining area. The resort overlooks the famous Gunung Agung volcano. You can enjoy Indonesian and Western cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients from the resort’s gardens. The luxuriously secluded villas in this fabulous island retreat are located within a garden of trees. Every room has a complimentary minibar that is restocked daily.
5.SONEVA JANI, MALDIVES
Located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, this breath-taking luxury getaway is a fabulous collection of Water Villas and Island Sanctuaries set within a fascinating lagoon of crystal blue waters. It is surrounded by pristine beaches and endowed with lush tropical greenery. A scenic 40-minute seaplane flight takes you from Male International Airport to this awesome resort. You can enjoy the beautiful sunset or watch the playful dolphins on a private cruise. Watch your favourite movie in the first overwater silent cinema in Maldives, on Bluetooth headphones. The Soneva Jani Spa is surrounded by astonishingly turquoise waters and is the perfect setting for enjoying exotic treatments.