The first things that come to people’s mind when they hear the thought ‘travelling to Asia’ are cheap hotels, street food, and backpacking. While this is a popular option for those who wish to experience the life and culture of the place and its people, and the best choice for adventurers, there are more than enough options for people with deeper pockets. Like any regions of the world, there are lots of luxury escapes in Asia that many people haven’t heard of.
Asia is such a magical place; tons of luxury hotels can be found in any country, and they are unique from other 5-star hotels around the world. These hotels are not just in the big cities, but also in the mountains and oceanfront. Plus, most Asian countries, such as the Philippines, are known for their hospitality, hotel staffs always go the extra step to provide tourists the best customer satisfaction. Combine that with a luxurious scene and you get the perfect vacation. Since many cities in this side of the world are relatively cheap, it may be easy to assume that hotels and luxury escapes in Asia are less expensive than those in Europe and North America. Don’t be fooled by this notion, as many luxury resorts start at $900 and up per night of stay.
Amanpulo Resort, Pamalican Island, Philippines
Around $950 per night, breakfast included.
Strategically located on a private island in the Sulu Sea, Amanpulo Resort offers pure romance. This luxurious retreat provides the best holiday experience you will never forget. The resort has everything, from restaurant and bars, spas, tennis court, libraries filled with books and magazines, DVDs, CDs, etc. getting bored is not an option. Swimming pools are surrounded by day and sun beds while the private beach is just a few steps away from the guest rooms.
Hoshinoya, Kyoto, japan
Around $1000 per night, meals included
Tucked in the hills and alongside a river, Hoshinoya is only accessible by boat, and it is long been considered as the jewel of its area. The hotel perfectly combines the brilliance of modern architecture and comfort and sophistication of Japanese guest house. The boat ride to the hotel features a tranquil trip for the guests while the resort itself houses 25 luxurious room, all of which are overlooking the hills and river. Facilities in this hotel are kept simple, but it features an exquisite library lounge and a drawing room.
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
Around $1000 per night, including breakfast
With tons of beautiful beaches and cheap hotels, Thailand is a popular destination for backpackers. But there’s more to this country than beaches, nightlife, and Muay Thai. The tropical gardens of Hua Hin house a world-renowned health resort – the Chiva-Som, a resort dedicated to well-being through natural and holistic approach. The town of Hua Hin itself used to be a holiday retreat for Bangkok’s Elite and Thai royal family. Now, it has one of the best and visited luxury escapes in Asia. Chiva-Som offers various programs, from stress relief programs, detox treatments, weight management, etc. Each program is customized for the specific needs of every guest. This wellness resort has 58 luxurious rooms while the fine cuisine of its restaurant has bagged several awards.