Asia is a truly amazing place and hides some truly jaw-droppingly beautiful holiday retreats that can only be described as other-worldly. Secrets no more, as here are the most amazing, most unique and most luxurious hotels in Asia.
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Asia’s Most Unique and Most Luxurious Hotels 2017
There are 50 plus so far, and I will continue to add them as discovered. Here’s the list, categorised by country, enjoy!
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Built between 1928 and 1943, this grand yellow sandstone palace spreads over 26 acres of gardens, making it one of the largest private residences in the world. Featuring Art Deco and Renaissance design, it has 2 swimming pools and pampering treatments at Jiva Grande Spa.
Palace Road, 342006 Jodhpur, India
Taj Lake Palace
Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola and built in 1746, Taj Lake Palace is built with marble and features majestic architecture. It offers a full service spa at Jiva Spa and customised programmes including site-specific yoga sessions. It has breathtaking views of the City Palace, Aravalli and Machla Magra hills, and Jag Mandir. Rooms come with butler service.
P O Box No 5 Pichola Lake, 313001 Udaipur, India
Orange County Resorts Kabini
Featuring a spectacular infinity swimming pool which overlooks the Kabini River and a spa with pampering ayurvedic treatments, The Orange County provides a luxurious retreat in scenic Siddapur. It has standalone bungalows with private pools or spa baths.
Bheeramballi Village & Post, H.D. Kote Taluk, Mysore Dist., 571116 Begūr, India
Taj Mahal Palace
Built in 1903, the iconic Taj Mahal Palace stands majestically opposite the Gateway of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea. Sprawled over 2.6 acres, this luxurious hotel boasts 10 restaurants and a variety of traditional Indian therapies at Jiva Spa.
Apollo Bunder, Colaba, 400001 Mumbai, India
The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur offers unique 5-star accommodation in Jaipur City. Set amidst beautiful greenery, this luxurious property boasts a pool, 3 dining options and free on-site parking. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property.
Goner Road, 302031 Jaipur, India
Featuring luxurious rooms with views of a garden or the surrounding mountains, Wildflower Hall Shimla boasts heated indoor and outdoor pools. Other recreation facilities include the Oberoi Spa and a fitness centre. Free WiFi is available in the rooms of the property.
Chharabra, 171012 Shimla, India
The Dune Eco Village & Spa
Located along Coramandel Cost in Tamil Nadu, The Dune Eco Village and Spa features a private beach area and wellness complex. A Yoga hall, aromatherapy house and heated chlorine-free pool are provided. A beachside restaurant is featured.
Pudhukuppam, Keelputhupet Village, via Pondicherry University , 605014 Kālapettai, India
Mirihi Island Resort
Named after a local flower, the tropical Mirihi Island Resort offers beachfront or water villas with free WiFi in the rooms and the property in Maldives’ South Ari Atoll. It boasts 3 dining options and clear waters with beautiful coral reefs.
Mirihi, 00190 Mandhoo, Maldives
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation. Aside from free Wi-Fi, it also has an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa.
Lankanfushi Island, North Male Atoll, 08290 Himmafushi, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island
Cocoa Island Maldives offers luxurious accommodation on the private shores of Kaafu Island in South Male Atoll. It provides indulgent spa treatments, 2 private diving reefs and an infinity pool.
South Male Atoll, 08480 Maafushi, Maldives
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Baros Maldives offers award-winning luxury accommodation with home entertainment systems and private gardens. It offers 5-star fitness facilities and a spa.
PO Box 2015, North Male Atoll, 08120 Male City, Maldives
Sandy white shores and crystal-clear lagoons surround Constance Moofushi, a luxurious beach escape in Maldives’ South Ari Atoll. It boasts a beautiful infinity pool, free Wi-Fi and a pampering spa.
South Ari Atoll, 00200 Himandhoo , Maldives
The Legian Bali
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. A beachfront property facing the Indian Ocean, The Legian Bali offers luxurious accommodation set in landscaped tropical gardens. Located along Seminyak Beach, it features a three-tiered outdoor pool.
Jalan Kayu Aya, Bali, 80367 Seminyak, Indonesia
Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua – MGallery Collection
This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Amarterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua – Mgallery Collection features spacious villas with a private pool and free Wi-Fi. A 3-minute walk to Nusa Dua Beach, the property also offers a fitness centre and restaurant.
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC Resort Lot Blok B, 80363 Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa
Wapa di Ume Resort & Spa is a 5-minute drive from Ubud Centre offers traditional Balinese villas with sweeping views of the rice fields. The resort has a restaurant, a spa with a whirlpool and an outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Jl. Suweta, Desa Sambahan, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Komaneka at Bisma
A hillside property in Ubud, Komaneka at Bisma offers clear views of Campuhan River, coconut plantations and rice fields. The resort features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a spa.
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Boasting a 50 m outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a 15-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay. Offering pool villas, it has a 24-hour gym and a spa.
Jl. Belimbing Sari, Br, Tambiyak Desa Pecatu, 80364 Uluwatu, Indonesia
Four Seasons Resort Bali
Set amidst lush tropical valleys by Ayung River, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan presents an outdoor pool, four dining options and a gym. Guests can indulge in pampering treatments at the spa. Free valet parking service is offered.
Jalan Raya Sayan, Ubud, 80571 Ubud, Indonesia
The Linden Centre
The award winning Linden Centre offers the cultural and adventure with a true immersion into authentic China. Offering free bikes, The Linden Centre is located in Dali, which is a pristine village in Southwest of Yunnan Province. The Linden Centre has been consistently ranked as a top Dali hotel, and has gained international recognition for its commitment to cultural sustainability and heritage preservation. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
No.5, Chengbei Village, Xizhou, 671004 Dali, China
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
The St. Regis Resort Lhasa features local contemporary design and includes an indoor pool and the Iridum Spa. It boasts views over landscaped gardens to the historic Potala Palace, 3 km away.
22 Jiangsu Road, Chengguan District, 850000 Lhasa, China
Upper House, Hong Kong
Boasting a panoramic views of Victoria Harbour and the city, The Upper House is centrally located in Hong Kong Island right on top of Pacific Place, the city’s premier shopping mall. Directly links to Admiralty MTR station, it provides a modern fitness centre and free yoga classes during the weekend. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the hotel and the Guest Experience Team offers 24-hour services.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Sky-high luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi are located on floors 102 to 118 of The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Towering over Victoria Harbour, it boasts the highest bar in the world and 5 restaurants including 2 Michelin Star restaurants.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon West, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Luxurious living in the city is offered at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, a 5-star property with views of Huangpu River and The Bund. It boasts an indoor pool and exclusive spa.
8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Pudong, 200120 Shanghai, China
Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
Offering stunning views of Shanghai skyline, the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel Pudong Shanghai stands in Lujiazui financial district in Pudong New Area. It boasts an indoor heated pool, a fitness centre and 5-star upscale rooms with free wired internet. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
210 Century Avenue, Pudong, 200120 Shanghai, China
Banyan Tree Ringha
Featuring spacious Tibetan-style accommodation with modern facilities, Banyan Tree Ringha is a 5-star property with natural temptation and beauty around. If offers a tour desk with car rental services for guests to explore the surroundings on their own. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available.
Hong Po Village, Jian Tang Town, 674100 Shangri-La, China
L’Alyana Ninh Van Bay (former An Lam Villas Ninh Van Bay)
Featuring luxurious villas with private pools, L’Alyana Ninh Van Bay offers peaceful stays in rolling green landscapes overlooking Ninh Van Bay. It features an infinity pool, full spa facilities and fine dining.
Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Situated on the unspoilt shores of Hoi An Beach, Four Seasons The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam offers luxurious villas with iPod docks and free WiFi access. It boasts 3 beachfront pools and a spa.
Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Duong Ward, Dien Ban Town, Hoi An, Vietnam
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa
Sitting on the picturesque coast of Danang, the beachfront Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa enjoys beautiful views of the East Sea and Marble Mountains. With a private beach, it also has an outdoor pool, a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi.
Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang, Vietnam
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Overlooking the sea, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Vietnam offers luxurious and spacious villas with private pools. It has a spa, 4 restaurants and is a 20-minute boat ride from Nha Trang City.
Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Hoa, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Located on the Phou Vao Hills, La Résidence Phou Vao offers luxurious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel features a spa, an infinity pool, restaurant, bar and free parking.
3 PO Box 50, 84330 Luang Prabang, Laos
Six Senses, Con Dao
Set on the untouched island paradise of Con Dao, about 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Six Senses features luxurious villas with private infinity pools and unobstructed views of the sea. It boasts a private beachfront, day spa and fitness facilities.
Dat Doc Beach, Con Dao District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Pronvice, Con Dao, Vietnam
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi
A historic luxury landmark since 1901, Sofitel Legend Metropole offers pampering spa services, 24-hour room service and a heated swimming pool. It is located in central Hanoi, near the Old Quarter.
15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Set amidst a tropical garden on Phu Quoc Island, the 5-star La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc – MGallery Collection is built like a French seaside mansion. It offers a day spa, free Wi-Fi and free airport transfers.
Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Beach, Duong Dong, Vietnam
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Set on a private bay, the award-winning Trisara boasts a luxurious spa and free roundtrip airport transfers. Its spacious rooms feature private pools and sweeping views of the sea.
60/1 Moo6 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83110 Nai Thon Beach, Thailand
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
This luxurious property sits beside the scenic Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok. Offering rooms decorated in teak wood furnishings and Thai silk, it also has a large outdoor pool, Thai cooking classes and yoga lessons.
48 Soi Charoenkrung40, Charoenkrung Rd. Bangrak , Bang Rak, 10500 Bangkok, Thailand
Layana Resort and Spa
This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Surrounded by tropical greenery, the adult-only Layana Resort & Spa is located in Koh Lanta and overlooks the beautiful sea. It offers an outdoor infinity pool and rooms with free WiFi.
272 Moo 3, Saladan, Krabi, 81150 Ko Lanta, Thailand
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Located within 65 km from Chiang Rai International Airport, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle offers an all-inclusive package of elephant trekking, spa treatment, meals and round-trip airport transfer. The property is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a riverside free-form pool and a spa.
P.O. Box 18, Chiang Saen Post Office, Chiang Rai, 57150 Golden Triangle, Thailand
Nestled amidst an unspoilt tropical island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri offers luxurious villas with a private pool and private terrace. It presents an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a fitness centre and on-site dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District Koh Kood District , Trat , 23000 Ko Kood, Thailand
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Spread across 60 acres of landscaped grounds, Dhara Dhevi Chiangma offers luxurious suites with a blend of Colonial and Thai décor. It boasts 2 large outdoor pools, a first-rate spa and 9 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available.
51/4 Chiang Mai-Sankampaeng Road., Moo 1, T. Tasala, A. Muang, 50000 Chiang Mai, Thailand
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Providing a secluded getaway, JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa offers direct access to Mai Khao Beach. It features 3 outdoor pools and 11 dining options. Free parking is provided.
231 Moo 3 Mai Khao Talang, 83110 Mai Khao Beach, Thailand
Casa de la Flora
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located along beautiful Bang Niang Beach, Casa De La Flora offers stylish accommodation with a private pool, butler services and free Wi-Fi. It is a 15-minute drive from Khao Lak National Park.
67/213 Moo 5, Khuk Khak, Takuapa, Bang Niang Beach, 82190 Khao Lak, Thailand
This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Leave the city behind you and step into the tranquil Nishaville by The Unique Collection with its luxurious villas and a palm-lined beach at its doorstep.
333 Moo 7, Baan Huay Yang, Tub Sakae, 77130 Ban Huai Yang, Thailand
Anantara Si Kao
Overlooking the blue waters of the Andaman Sea is Anantara Si Kao Resort. Located in the south of beautiful Krabi island, it offers luxurious accommodation.
198-199 Moo 5 Had Pak Meng – Changlang Road, Changlang Beach, Tambon Maifad, Amphur Sikao, 92150 Pak Meng, Thailand
Aleenta Resort and Spa, Hua Hin – Pranburi
Featuring 5-star Mediterranean-style accommodation, Aleenta Resort and Spa is situated on exclusive Paknampran Bay. It features an infinity pool, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Free bicycle rental is available.
Pranburi, Prachuabkhirikhun, 77220 Pran Buri, Thailand
Gaya Island Resort
High-end luxury meets nature at Gaya Island Resort, a quiet getaway surrounded by coral reefs, sandy beaches and rainforest. This 5-star non-smoking resort features an outdoor pool, yoga classes and a pampering Spa Village.
Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, 88000 Gaya Island, Malaysia
The Danna Langkawi
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Boasting an infinity pool and 6 dining options, this resort houses a spa and fitness centre. A 5-minute drive from Langkawi Cable Car, it features spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Pantai Kok, Malaysia
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers 5-star luxury within landscaped beachfront gardens, along a kilometer long stretch of Tanjong Rhu. It features a family pool, an 55 m adult pool with private cabanas, the multi-award winning Geo Spa, 3 restaurants and the Middle East-inspired Rhu Bar.
Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Tanjung Rhu , Malaysia
The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort
Inspired by 12th century Haut Koenigsburg castle in Alsace, France, the Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort in Bukit Tinggi is luxuriously decorated and provides a wide range of wellness programmes and free Wi-Fi.
KM48,Persimpangan Bertingkat . Lebuhraya Karak,, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia
Temple Tree Resort
This property is 8 minutes walk from the beach. On the Condé Nast Traveller Hot List, Temple Tree Resort offers a selection of traditional Malaysian houses with classic Malay decor. This heritage resort has an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
Pantai Cenang, 07000 Pantai Cenang, Malaysia
Song Saa Private Island Resort
Tropical reefs, amazing sunset views and white private sandy beaches feature at Song Saa Private Island, spanning over Koh Ouen and Koh Bong islands in Sihanoukville. Featuring an all inclusive concept with meals and drinks provided, the property features a large infinity pool and villas with private pools and free Wi-Fi.
Koh Ouen, Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
Shinta Mani Resort
The Shinta Mani Resort is a newly renovated Bensley-designed boutique property centrally located in the leafy French Quartier between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area.
Junction of oum Khun and Street 14th, Siem Reap, Cambodia
4 Rivers Floating Lodge
Situated along the Tatai River, 4 Rivers offers a peaceful treat with its overwater tented villas, stunning views and restaurant.
Koh Andet Island, Tatai, Cambodia
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Surrounded by a lush hillside overlooking the ocean, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa provides a luxurious and secluded hideaway. It features a 350 m private beachfront, 2 stunning outdoor pools and spacious guest rooms and villas. Complimentary internet access is provided.
Barangay Yapak, Yapak, 5608 Boracay, Philippines
Dedon Island Resort
Situated in General Luna in the Siargao Island Region, Dedon Island Resort offers luxurious accommodations equipped with an outdoor pool and a children’s playground.
Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, 8419 General Luna, Philippines
Kahanda Kanda is a boutique-style hotel located 17 km from Galle Fort. It offers an infinity pool, free parking and WiFi.
Angulugaha, 80000 Koggala, Sri Lanka
Rupar Mandalar Resort
Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Rupar Mandalar Resort is located in Mandalay. Free WiFi access is available in this resort. There are three on-site restaurants serving Thai, European and Myanmar food all day. Upon check-in, guests enjoy a 15-minute Thai massage and happy-hour voucher.
A15, Corner of 53rd and 30th Street, Chan Aye Tharzan Township, 11231 Mandalay, Myanmar
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