It’s no question that Asia has a lot of stunning tourist spots, whether natural, historical or contemporary ones. They have been frequently flocked by well-heeled visitors from other parts of the continent as well as from the rest of the world. That’s why there is a need to accommodate them with luxury resorts where they can sleep, dine, play, relax, and enjoy the beautiful suites and top-of-the-line services.
Located in the popular little resort island Sentosa, Singapore’s Capella Hotel has been rated as one of the finest hotels in Southeast Asia since it opened in 2009. Its location is beautiful, brimming with lush tropical plants and gardens. It boasts 112 country houses (called “manors”), guestrooms and suites which are exquisitely designed and furnished. The buildings have an entrancing combination of plantation-style homes fused with Asian architecture. Visitors will enjoy viewing the open, obscured landscape, quiet and serene atmosphere and always-reliable service of its staff from check-in to room service, to check-out.
Matauri Bay in New Zealand’s North Island is a popular beach destination for its over-a-kilometer stretch of beautiful white (and sometimes pink) sands and azure waters. Kauri Cliffs is the perfect place to stay while you’re vacationing the bay. It is situated on a 6,000-acre land and has only 22 suites but also has a golf course, which overlooks the lush hills and the beach. Enjoy a relaxing spa and five-course fine dinners.
Another fine luxury resort in New Zealand, Huka Lodge is located on the Waikato River by the Huka Lodge in the town of Taupo, North Island. The location is a guarantee all ready to give visitors stunning views of the forests, the rivers and the low-lying set of falls where they can enjoy whitewater rafting and fishing. The most discerning travelers will find Huka Lodge a perfect retreat. It has just 25 beautiful rooms, a helipad, well-manicured grounds, swimming pool and spa, a tennis court, fast Wi-Fi, nearly-immaculate hospitality and the beauty of nature and tranquility that surrounds this resort.
Located in the archipelago of Langkawi, off the coast of northwestern Malaysia, the Four Seasons Resort has 91 villas and pavilions situated alongside cliffs and lush rainforests. Apart from the beautiful turquoise waters, visitors will also get to enjoy swimming at the hotel’s family and adults-only swimming pools. Many top-of-the-line amenities also include a fitness gym, boutiques, tennis court, free WiFi, round-the-clock room service, and lots more.
You’ll find a charming and elegant ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Gora Kadan. It is situated in the town of Hakone, which has a close proximity to the capital of Tokyo as well as the famous Mount Fuji. It has a royal past, as it was once the favorite retreat of the Imperial Family named Kanin-no-Miya. Gora Kadan’s 37 tatami rooms have sliding glass doors, which will lead visitors to the enchanting Zen-inspired gardens. Dip into the open-air, hot-spring baths for relaxation and health benefits. Experience Japanese cuisine with its delicately-prepared and decorated kaiseki dinner, a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner which can be likened to the haute cuisine of the West.
In the eastern Indonesian archipelago Sumba there is a relaxing retreat called Nihiwatu Sumba, which has been rated highly as one of the finest eco-hotels in the world. This laid-back resort lies among the rain forests, beach and rice paddies. Surfer enthusiasts will find a haven in this resort, which is decorated with native crafts, and equipped with amenities such as water sports amenities, spa, swimming pools, and an equestrian center. It even has a beach cinema — Nihiwatu sounds like a great way to spend a romantic weekend.
In the famous holiday island of Bali, Indonesia, there are a lot of top-rated hotels and resorts there. You may have a hard time choosing from the many choices. Well, here’s our first suggestion: Como Shambhala Estate. Not only does it provide relaxation and entertainment to guests, but Como Shambhala Estate also promotes health and wellness through its activities, programs, and treatments. If you’re a travel-loving health buff, you may have just found another perfect place to stay!
Another luxury resort in the beautiful Bali, the Bulgari Resort is renowned for its exclusivity and spacious villas that boast a superb blend of Balinese architecture and contemporary design. Not to be forgotten is the top-rated services and excellent facilities. Enjoy an open view of the ocean while being soaked comfortably in a spa or swimming in the infinity pools and savor both traditional Indonesian and international cuisine. Service? No problem, as you can always depend on the Bulgari Resort’s 24/7 butler service.
The Alila Villas Uluwatu — which perches atop a plateau above the ocean — brings guests the picture-perfect natural beauty of the islands, enchanting Indonesian and contemporary style, modern conveniences and comfortable tranquility. Among the must-do activities, there is swimming in the 50-meter infinity pool that overlooks the Indian Ocean. When you view the pool by the poolside, it looks seamless with the vast, blue waters.
The Leela Palace Udaipur is located along the banks of Lake Pichola in the city of Udaipur (state of Rajasthan) is a contemporary palace, obviously designed after the Udaipur City Palace which is not far away. Its bold architecture and design with striking chevron patterns, shimmering mosaics, and portraits of elephants make this hotel exquisite.
The Amanbagh Resort was once a hunting estate of a maharaja in Rajasthani hills in north India, and this palace was converted into a resort which opened in 2005. This walled resort features 40 rooms, a beautiful garden, latticed screens, magnificent columns. Guests will find a variety of activities there, including yoga and cooking classes, visiting ancient temples, lakes, and villages. They will also have the opportunity to go horseback, camel-back, and even elephant-back riding! Enjoy swimming in its vast pool and go to a spa for the ultimate in relaxation.
Located in the shadow of the rugged Mount Otemanu, the St. Regis Bora-Bora Resort looks over the clear waters and powdery white sands. Stay at one of the bungalows that stand over the crystalline waters and experience the best French Polynesian cuisine and exceptional butler service.
Fiji Laucala Island perches on a cliff above the pureness the beach — clean, crystal-clear waters and excellent white sands, and is surrounded by lush vegetation. It is situated on a 3,000-acre property and offers guests 25 beautiful and comfortable villas, a spa, tennis courts, and a golf course.
Surrounded by rice paddies and lush jungles, Amansara Resort in Cambodia is also nearby the ancient temples and archaeological treasures including the Angkor Wat. Located in the town of Siem Reap, the resort actually used to be the 1962 Villa of King Norodom. If you want a day trip to the temples a guide will be provided. Yoga at sunrise is one of the must-do activities there.
Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a 4,000-acre conservation area nestled in the Greater Blue Mountains, in New South Wales, Australia. It is owned and operated by a corporate group behind Dubai-based Emirates Airlines. It is a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of the stressful city life, and the stay will reward you with supreme comfort and daytime tours to the Aborigine community, horseback rides and safaris where you will discover different marsupial animals.
Located on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, luxury boutique hotel Southern Ocean Lodge provides tranquility, relaxation, and pleasure at the highest level possible. Contemporary designed interiors blend well with the island’s natural beauty. Guests will enjoy the perks including food, drinks, and all facilities, all-inclusive! When you step outside the hotel, experience the wonders of nature as you encounter superb beaches, kangaroos and seals.
Situated in the Coles Bay Conservation Area in the Australian island of Tasmania, this luxury resort has 20 suites and the main lodge which is strikingly shaped like the manta ray. Enjoy the freshness, from the clean air to the clear waters, to the delectable seafood.