As more Asian countries reopen their borders, this is the time to plan your next tropical getaway as we all are very much needed to escape and embark on a very memorable adventure. Here’s a roundup of some epic destinations in Asia you can now visit to satisfy your travel bug, and where you should stay for the ultimate comeback holiday.
Relieve the stress caused by lockdowns, restrictions, and lack of travel by flying into a beautiful island oasis that will make you forget all of your worries. The gorgeous beaches of Bali and Thailand will indeed fulfill your desire for the sea and incredible sunset views. You should relax your body, mind and soul and connect with the Great Outdoors once more.
Total Bliss in Bali, Indonesia
Soak up the sun at one of the finest beaches in Bali with a visit to The St. Regis Bali Resort in Nusa Dua. You will have exclusive and immediate access to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island straight from your private villa. Enjoy the warm Bali surf or go for a swim in the lagoon-style swimming pool, a stone’s throw from your bedroom. Dust off at the Iridium Spa and sample its one-of-a-kind Bloody Mary Ritual Treatment or heavenly Luxury Champagne Treatment – both inspired by the legacy of the St. Regis signature rituals.
At the top of the hills above Nusa Dua lies the sparkling Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort. Boasting magnificent views of wooded canopies and the glistening expanse of the Indian Ocean, the hotel is suffused with Balinese-culture inspired touches such as Balinese mask patterns and calming turquoise walls in the rooms. The resort features four thematic pools and six tempting food & beverage outlets. Guests can discover local hidden gems with the help of the brand’s neighbourhood expert The Renaissance Navigator. Suggestions include the Museum Pasifika and Bali Paragliding, with plenty more to explore throughout the island.
Ultimate Relaxation in Thailand
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa
Luxury awaits along the peaceful white sands of Khao Lak’s Khuk Khak beach where JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is located, giving all guests a chance to come together and rediscover their sense of mindfulness. The resort exudes calmness from every corner with soothing fountains and water fixtures, and gorgeous views of tropical greenery and seaside beauty. Luxury wellness therapies at Quan Spa such as the Andaman rejuvenation will revitalize your spirit, whilst the resort’s 10 restaurants and bars can nourish every culinary desire. The resort even has its own squash court, tennis court, gym, table tennis facilities, and a dedicated kids’ club. The resort’s ‘Escape to Paradise’ offer will neatly package all of the resort’s delights into one, inclusive of daily breakfast for the family, daily 1-course lunch, daily 3-course dinner, 45 minutes of blissful spa treatment, and complimentary welcome drinks upon arrival.
Delight in the elegant culmination of nature and culture at the luxurious Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, ensconced amid fragrant tropical gardens flanking the Andaman Sea near Phi Phi Island. The resort’s ‘Discover the Undiscovered’ travel itinerary offers guests total cultural immersion. Your journey begins with a private transfer from Krabi Airport and you wake up to a hearty breakfast for two at the Jampoon restaurant. Then you can embark on an excursion to surrounding islands including the Paradise Island, Pak Bia Island and Hong Island and take a dip in the limpid ocean or go snorkeling and view its myriad marine life. For those in search for a uniquely Thai experience, half-day tours will be organised to a traditional southern Thai market, where you can sample exotic local fare such as herbs, spices and tropical fruits.
Refresh your inner tourist with enriching experiences in holiday havens Malaysia and Vietnam. Take in a plethora of natural wonders, visit unique historical attractions, and discover countless hidden gems. There will be no shortage of sights to see as you navigate your next Asian journey, creating lasting memories every step of the way.
Adventure Awaits in Malaysia
The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi opens out to wonderful beachfront and rainforest views, coalescing luxury with nature. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, the island’s only overwater spa is a must-visit for an unforgettably ethereal experience. Guests can experience authentically Malaysian spa rituals inspired by the country’s shamans and midwives, and feel like Malaysian royalty by partaking in Mandi Bunga Inspired Ritual that is couched in the bathing traditions of the Malay aristocracy. The hotel also offers carefully-curated collections of local experiences to elevate your vacation to the next level, be it the dreamy ‘Dance of Thanks to the Sea’ taking place on special occasion at the golden hour on the beach, yoga workouts, and in-villa barbeques. More adventurous guests can try their hand at Malay cooking and mixology classes, traditional Mak Inang folk dancing classes, or sunset paddle boating.
The St. Regis Langkawi is a seaside paradise where the suites and over-water villas overlook pristine views of the tranquil Andaman Sea. Located at the southeast tip of the island, the resort sits on the largest lagoon with direct access to its own private beach and incredible sunset vistas, placing the visitor at the center of the island’s rich cultural charm. Guests can experience the bounties of nature, exploring waterfalls and wildlife where they will be sure to spot some Malayan flying lemurs dotting the trees.
Spectacular Sights in Vietnam
Set along the beautiful shoreline of Khem Beach, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa provides you with everything you need for a holiday to remember. Designed by renowned resort architect Bill Bensley, this dynamic beachfront property has an elaborate fictional history – a 19th-century French university named “Lamarck University”. Everywhere you turn in this resort will lead to new exploration, from the themed Department of Physical Education gym to the iconic Pink Pearl fine dining restaurant bursting with glamorous photo opportunities. The lavish suites and stylish restaurants embrace the resort’s theme, overflowing with colorful patterns and elaborately fashioned furniture. The bright and airy Chanterelle Spa by JW is a must-visit with its aptly named mushroom theme, offering a full menu of locally inspired massages and therapies.
Discover Hanoi Old Quarter from JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi which showcases world-class services and specially curated amenities for the modern traveler. The floor-to-ceiling windows in our suites offers jaw-dropping views of Vietnam’s capital. After each exciting day of exploring Hanoi, from attractions like Dong Xuan Market to Hanoi Opera House, guests can return to a bevy of body wraps, signature massages, and facials at Spa by JW. Children and nature are at the heart of the hotel’s offerings, as can be seen in the Family by JW – Lakeside Gardens Family Fun package. The plan includes daily breakfast, trees planting for children at the JW Lakeside Gardens, movie night kits with popcorn, chocolate and cookie decorating classes, treasure hunts, free-flow ice creams for children, and afternoon tea for the whole family.