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Discovering the Best of Southeast Asia's Luxury Resorts: Unveiling Paradise

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Immerse yourself in the lap of luxury as we take you on a journey through Southeast Asia's top luxury resorts. From the lush green jungles of Bali to the tranquil beaches of Phuket, our expertly curated list showcases the ultimate destinations for those seeking the perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and relaxation. Explore the unique cultures, exquisite cuisines, and unparalleled services that make each of these resorts a haven for the discerning traveler. Join us as we unveil paradise in Southeast Asia's most sought-after luxury resorts.





1. Amanoi, Vietnam (£1,063 night)


Aman, a distinguished resort, hotel, and residence brand, has undergone a natural evolution for more than thirty years. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word for "peace", which is indicative of the brand's mission. Aman is recognized as one of the world's most perceptive and trailblazing brands due to its unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled service and a home-away-from-home experience that caters to those who seek peace, seclusion, and admiration of beauty. Aman's journey has been guided by a unique, authentic, and original purpose, and it continues to deliver on that purpose to this day.





2. The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia (£502 night)


Located in the midst of an ancient rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is a luxurious resort that seamlessly blends with its natural surroundings. Every room, suite, and villa offers stunning views and private verandas that let you bask in the lush tropical rainforest that envelops the resort. The Datai Langkawi is the perfect retreat to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. The resort is situated on Langkawi, a mystical island known for its abundant wildlife, including Dusky langurs, Tokay geckos, and Sunda colugos. Datai Bay, which is rated one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic, is also in close proximity.






3. Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali (£674 night)

Discover them on top of the cliffs at the southernmost tip of Bali where the site of Pura Uluwatu is located, the sacred temple considered one of the island’s core spiritual pillars. At the Uluwatu resort, tradition mixes with beautiful beaches, great surf breaks and an eclectic wellness and dining scene.





4. Capella Ubud, Bali (£1,513 night)

Their refined camp is more than a hotel. Constructed within the trees and hidden from afar, it captures the imagination of those who seek a unique experience at the heart of Bali’s untouched natural surroundings. Within the camp are twenty-two one-bedroom tents as well as one two-bedroom lodge, all with private salt water pools.





5. The Siam Hotel, Thailand (£430 night)

As you step into your private urban sanctuary, you will be greeted with a sense of serenity and tranquility that is hard to come by in the bustling city of Bangkok. This stunning luxury hotel is replete with exquisite art and antiques that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the city. The hotel is set amidst 3 acres of lush gardens that provide a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the hotel is situated in close proximity to Bangkok's must-see historical and cultural attractions, making it the ideal destination for travelers who want to experience the best of what this vibrant city has to offer. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, you're sure to enjoy the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience at this exceptional hotel.





6. Song Saa Private Island (£969 night)

Song Saa Private Island embodies sustainability, reflecting the natural beauty of the Cambodian coastline. The resort is constructed with locally sourced materials by local craftsmen and showcases local artwork. The tropical retreat offers a tranquil atmosphere, featuring a pristine private beach, spacious wooden villas, rejuvenating spa sanctuaries, and a protected coral reef. The villas are constructed with reclaimed timber and up-cycled decor, each presenting a private haven with thatched roofs, linen-draped canopy beds, and repurposed furniture. The resort's architecture underscores its commitment to sustainability, utilizing discarded oil drums as lamps, driftwood as tables and benches, and salvaged wood from old fishing boats and factories for decks, floors, and beams.






7. Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam (£285 night)


Nestled in the Laguna Lăng Cô integrated destination between the azure waters of the East Sea and the Truong Son mountain range lies the multi-award-winning Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, offering a luxurious escape for the senses. Each villa boasts a private pool and luxurious amenities, creating an ideal destination for those seeking a lavish retreat or a base to explore the surrounding natural beauty, including the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An Ancient Town, the Imperial Citadel of Hue, and My Son Sanctuary. With its stunning location and exceptional services, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô promises an unforgettable stay.





8. Hanging Gardens Of Bali (£480 night)

Escape to the Hanging Gardens of Bali, a romantic luxury resort situated North of Ubud, offering a serene and exotic jungle retreat with breathtaking views of the Dalem Segara temple. Our jungle-inspired villas are equipped with private infinity pools, providing an unmatched level of luxury and comfort. Indulge in an unparalleled gastronomic experience while enjoying the legendary service and hospitality that is synonymous with Bali. Our award-winning "World's Best Swimming Pool," as recognized by Conde Nast Traveler, serves as the backdrop to our dining experiences. Additionally, our luxurious Spa Collection offers a rejuvenating experience that will soothe your mind, body, and soul as you listen to the tranquil sounds of the Ayung River.





9. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali (£1,066 night)

Nestled atop a clifftop plateau along the southern coast of Bali's Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a mere 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and just 15 minutes from the renowned Uluwatu Temple in Jimbaran Bay. Our resort is surrounded by awe-inspiring coastal vistas, offering uninterrupted views of the endless sky and ocean. Our eco-designed resort provides a private oasis of serenity, an idyllic escape for those seeking the ultimate retreat.






10. Amankila, Bali (£1,186 night)

Amankila is situated on a lush hillside beneath the sacred Mount Agung, boasting an awe-inspiring stretch of coastline along the Lombok Strait. Our resort offers stilted suites connected by frangipani-lined walkways through the treetops, providing spectacular views high on the hillside. At the heart of the property lies a three-tier infinity pool, while the Beach Club leads to a private black-sand beach, creating a serene oasis.



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