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Luxe Asian Hideaways

There’s nowhere quite like Asia for enticing hotels in stunning and secluded locations, accompanied by unfalteringly good service.

Here are some of our favourite luxe Asian hideaways.

SURFER'S PARADISE

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Nay Palad, The Philippines

An island hideaway in the Philippines, Siargao feels like Thailand thirty years ago. Jungly, remote and exquisitely beautiful, Nay Palad is found between ancient mangrove forests and a bright white beach, a short flight from Manila or Cebu. Seclusion is Nay Palad’s calling card and Siargao’s remoteness means little tourist traffic, those who do make it this far are attracted by the legendary Cloud 9 barrel wave, as well as island hopping to other secret surf spots.

At Nay Palad, life is calm, relaxed and luxurious, with thatched villas that suit groups and families, some sleeping up to nine. The restaurant makes use of the ocean and the hotel’s farm and the thatched spa cabanas in the jungle await for soothing massages.

 

“The islands of the Philippines are still remote enough to be described as Asia’s last frontier – come and see it for yourself.”

How to Get Here:

There’s no denying it’s a long journey to get from London to Siargao’s Sayak Airport via Singapore and Cebu but it can be done on an overnight flight to Singapore and then onto your island paradise.  On your way back you could consider a few nights in Singapore, enjoying all the city has to offer, staying in luxury at Raffles Hotel.

JUNGLE HIDEOUT

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The Datai, Malaysia

Ancient jungle surrounds this extraordinary hotel, located on the forest-clad island of Langkawi off Malaysia’s west coast. Cocooned in greenery between the rainforest and the ocean, The Datai is the place to come to enjoy gracious Malaysian hospitality in luxurious surroundings as well as dip a toe into the natural world through a variety of well-guided walks, expert talks and wildlife sightings.

With a range of room types, lay your head in a stilted wooden cabana on the beach or in the jungle, where pared-back interior design makes way for rainforest or jade-green Andaman Sea views. In the morning, hear the jungle come to life – rise early to walk along the pristine beach spotting tidal creatures or hike across jungle walkways right into the heart of the rainforest, flitting with birds and butterflies. Don’t forget to take a guided trek into the jungle at night to see and hear an otherworldly side to this biodiversity paradise.

“Nature lovers can’t fail to be drawn to The Datai and its opportunity to explore the 10-million-year-old rainforest.”

How To Get Here:

The Datai is located 40 minutes from Langkawi airport which is easily accessed via Kuala Lumpur. To extend your trip in Malaysia, allow us to craft an itinerary that includes time in the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur heading out for a day trip to cultural Malacca with its melting pot of Dutch, Malay and Indian architecture, before exploring the heritage and foodie hub of Penang and its arty capital George Town.

CLIFFSIDE SECLUSION

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Six Senses Yao Noi, Thailand

Overlooking one of Thailand’s most mesmerising vistas – the karst formations of Phang Nga Bay that rise up like rocky pinnacles in the jade-green Andaman Sea – Six Senses is carved into the cliffside and offers a serene hideaway cocooned by exceptional service.

Tumbling down the cliff, the thatched villas are crafted from wood, some set over two levels and all benefitting from private pools, sea views and plenty of space. Those that like to pad out onto the beach before breakfast will lap up the Beachfront Suite, families will quickly adapt to a tropical luxe lifestyle in the Hideaway Four-Bedroom Pool Villa and privacy-seeking romantics will revel in the seclusion and jaw-dropping ocean panorama that The View provides. As you might imagine of a Six Senses property, the spa offering in the Thai-inspired long house is of a very high standard and we also recommend a longtail boat trip to get close to those mysterious mist-swirled karsts.

“Be hypnotised by the view of Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay from the comfort of your private infinity pool at Six Senses Yao Noi.”

How To Get Here:

We recommend flying to Phuket via Dubai. On arrival head to the dock, where a speedboat will whisk you away to the island of Yao Noi, depositing you directly at Six Senses. Island-hopping is very much an option while on the west coast of Thailand – let us join the dots and create the next stop for your tropical sojourn in Thailand or head further afield to the hubs of Singapore or Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to discover more of Asia’s hidden gems.

BAREFOOT BLISS

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Bawah Island, Indonesia

An inconceivably pretty sprinkling of islands make up Bawah Reserve, found in Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, set in a 1,000-hectare marine conservation area. Pristine beauty, castaway chic and a sustainable ethos are the backbone to Bawah, where you can pick between an overwater, jungle or garden bungalow, built from bamboo and furnished with spoiling extras like copper bathtubs.

If your tropical surroundings haven’t already set you deeply at ease, Bawah’s modus operandi will. All your meals are included created from a delicious fusion of Indonesian fare paired with seafood, plus you’re free to use kayaks, snorkelling gear and paddleboards. Even better, a spa treatment is included in your stay, every day. If you’re travelling with a group, consider taking over one of Bawah’s islands. Elang Private Residence has been built with this in mind, originally the owner’s home, it’s the ultimate private paradise island with six standalone lodges, a spa set in a Javanese house, an infinity pool and a cache of staff to arrange boat trips, scuba diving, al fresco dinners and sunset cocktails.

“Just on the right side of remote, Bawah Reserve is the castaway island fantasy you’ve always dreamed of.”

How To Get Here:

From London fly direct to Singapore for an overnight stop. With plenty to see and do, consider extending the holiday in Singapore, checking out the city highlights, incredible cuisine and show-stopping hotels such as the iconic Raffles Hotel. Onto Bawah Reserve, be accompanied to Tanah Merah ferry for a 30-minute journey before jumping on a seaplane which lands in Bawah Reserve’s lagoon.

JUNGLE IMMERSION

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Four Seasons Golden Triangle, Thailand

Sitting snugly up to the border of Myanmar and Laos, the Four Seasons Golden Triangle might possibly be one of Thailand’s most remote hotels. And it certainly feels that way when you’re here. Surrounded on all sides by nature, drink up views of mountains, bamboo forests, paddy fields, the winding Mekong River and mist-soaked jungle.

Staying at the Four Seasons Golden Triangle feels wildly removed from modern life – look out for Asian elephants bathing in the Ruak River, observe the hill country bamboo architecture of local communities and discover secret waterfalls deep in the forest. Come home for relaxation in your spacious tent, soak in the hot tub with views to the mountains of Myanmar and anticipate dinner – a delicious fusion of Thai, Laotian and Burmese influence, served in the open-sided thatched pavilion.

“An enclave of luxe in pristine nature - Four Seasons Golden Triangle places you in the heart of Thailand’s incomparable hill country.”

How To Get Here:

Fly direct to Bangkok before connecting with Thailand’s most northerly airport in Chang Rai which is 70-minutes from the resort. On departure stay in the wilds of Asia by drifting down the Mekong River all the way to Luang Prabang in Laos, aboard small boutique ship Anouvong.

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