There really is something magical about luxury hotels in Southeast Asia. The weather, beaches and lush surroundings make for the perfect getaway.
If you’re planning a special getaway, why not go for something truly luxurious for your Asian adventure?
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Built in 1901, this award-winning hotel is a stunning blend of French and Vietnamese styles. This historic building is located in the heart of Hanoi, in the French Quarter, near the Opera House. The rooms are luxuriously appointed yet comfortable, and the service is guaranteed to make you feel special. Indulge in pampering spa treatments and dine at Le Beaulieu for French cuisine. Spices Garden offers Vietnamese cuisine, while at Angelina you can dine in Italian.
Amankila Resort, Bali
For a true tropical paradise, you really can’t go past Amankila Resort. Sitting at the foot of the majestic Mount Agung and overlooking the Lombok Strait, the location of this resort is simply stunning. The spacious suites – many of which have their own pool – all feature stunning views. Thatched roofs, wood and stone finishes give it an authentic Balinese feel and blend in beautifully with the natural surroundings. For the ultimate romantic experience, you can even book the entire beach for a private dinner, all arranged by the resort.
Boracay Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Philippines
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic honeymoon destination than Boracay Resort and Spa. Overlooking the clear turquoise waters of Puka Shell Beach and surrounded by rich tropical vegetation, this resort truly feels like Shangri-La. Enjoy a romantic seafood dinner in Sirena, or watch a dramatic sunset while sipping a cocktail at the cliffside Solana bar. The rooms are tastefully appointed – many with sea views – using native materials for a modern twist.
Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel, Thailand
123-123/1 Jalan Charoen Prathet, T. Changklan, Chiang Mai
Chedi Chiang Mai Hotel in northern Thailand is the perfect place for a true cultural experience. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Mae Ping River, this peaceful hotel is close to downtown Chiang Mai – although you wouldn’t know it while you were there. The service is second to none and the luxurious rooms offer sleek modern lines but still manage to feel warm and welcoming. Dine at the resort’s restaurant, housed in the former British consulate building, then head to the bar. In the vicinity of Chiang Mai, enjoy the Night Bazaar, go on mountain day trips, visit the elephant sanctuary and don’t miss the local gold-domed temples.
La Résidence d’Angkor, Cambodia
River Road, Siem Reap
This hotel epitomizes serenity. As soon as you log in, you can’t help but go into vacation mode. The rooms are spacious, elegant, modern and luxurious, but also have a local tropical feel. The restaurant and bar offers the perfect mix of international food and contemporary Khmer cuisine. The friendly staff will arrange tours of the area for you – including the magnificent Angkor Archaeological Park – if you can tear yourself away from the hotel.
Start planning a luxury vacation for you and your loved ones in one of the best destinations in Southeast Asia.
Becky Hillard is an expat currently living in Australia, he loves discovering new cultures and trying hot food wherever he goes.