If someone asked you to picture a holiday in Asia, straight away you may be able to picture how this would look and sound, and what type of experience it would offer. You may feel that an Asia holiday may not offer what you are looking for, or what you particularly like.
Here at Destinology, we’d like to show you some unique resorts and destinations that definitely break the mould, and offer something truly spectacular. These places offer sights that inspire beyond measure and a sense of style that we adore. There are an array of travel gems in South-East Asia that definitely swerve the definition of ‘standard’, and which arguably help to redefine what a holiday can offer; they are stimulating, unique and definitely unexpected.
So we invite you to challenge your senses and open your heart and mind to the fresh and enticing experiences that are the future of Asia; your holiday re-imagined and your expectations blissfully surpassed!
Vietnam – Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
Sensual, private and gorgeous beyond belief! You can still class Vietnam as a holiday for cultural discovery, but the other-worldy design of a property like Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits it alongside the most striking beach resorts in the world. As a coastal break, you will not find better, and the intriguing rock formations along the beach and into the hillside give you the impression of being on a beautiful, remote tropical island. The land’s natural undulations and boulders are cleverly utilised by the architect to create each individual villa. Expect a blissful plentitude of privacy, a personal space with views you have dreamed about, and a stylish, tactile Vietnamese style throughout. Once ensconced in your hideaway, you’ll discover your in-villa wine cellar, hand-crafted wooden bathtub and intimate garden. On-call 24-hours, you’ll find your dedicated butler, or “Guest Experience Manager” as Six Senses call their heavenly assistants. Par for the course for Six Senses, you will find a stunning spa, along with tennis, yoga and a plethora of activities. Being waterside with coral close by, your water sport options are practically endless. What we really love about this resort however are the less predictable ways to spend your time, such as a hike up to the top of Heo Mountain with a chance to spot monkeys, or a boat trip down Cai River to the hot springs taking in island views, eating young coconuts and finally bathing in warm, mineral-rich mud! This resort really is the definition of “spectacular”.
Vietnam - The Nam Hai
The concept of a luxury beach holiday just hit new heights! Inspired by 2,500 years of history, The Nam Hai’s gorgeous architecture and interior design presents a dramatic play on wind and water inspired by ancient feng shui, Vietnamese philosophy and the grandeur of the Tu Duc royal tombs of nearby Hue. Set beautifully in 35 exotic hectares along the pristine shoreline of Ha My Beach, this impeccable resort has incorporated cutting edge technology and the cleanest of lines in all areas. Villas here range from one to five bedroom and are uber-generous in size, and are also stunningly beautiful, offering large private pools, lush tropical gardens, outdoor dining and high tech entertainment. The Nam Hai is a fabulous example of one of Asia’s hottest new hotels, and it is definitely a place to see and be seen. Service levels, amenities and facilities all match up with the resort’s ambitions, providing a reliable retreat. This is chic new Vietnam in all of its seductive finery.
Cambodia – Amansara
Now for something altogether different. Cambodia is one of the hottest destinations for travel in 2016, and what could be more impressive than resting your head in a former Royal Palace? Amansara, one of our most favourite of the illustrious Aman resorts, sits in an enviable position very close to the world renowned Angkor Wat temple complex. The resort houses its guests in a series of cool, calm and collected suites, situated around the central lawns on the former guesthouse estate of King Norodom Sihanouk. Your stay here offers countless privileges as a guest, including access to the enchanting 10th century bathing pool of Srah Sang, where you may enjoy a private picnic or a serenely romantic dinner. There is a long tradition of learning at Angkor, and scholars regularly visit Amansara to share knowledge of the latest discoveries and cultural insights. There is also an opportunity to encounter delicious Khmer cookery on a market visit with the property’s chef, finished off with a visit to Amansara’s very own Khmer country cottage, where you can cook your market finds in one of the most beautiful, serene and uniquely Cambodian surroundings.
Hong Kong? Try it The Upper House way
Prepare for some serious wow factor. This high fashion, design-led hotel appears like a hushed oasis amidst the flurry that is Hong Kong. The recipe? Well, first of all select an impeccable, Hong Kong Island, central harbour-view blessed spot. Then employ Andre Fu to design it, and furnish to the hilt in a style minimal in fuss, but to the maximum in taste. Finally, open to international acclaim, interest and adoration. Loved by pretty much everyone, this little gem – it’s not a huge hotel by Hong Kong standards – is highly individual and invites you to spend time in the city without getting stressed. You’ll be treated to rooms that combine plush sleeping with high tech-toy-connectivity; you’re in Hong Kong to play but make up your own game rules and visit The Upper House.
There’s more where this came from…
There are so many resorts and destinations throughout the Asia that we are proud to share with you here at Destinology that are advancing into the luxury holiday market with real passion and difference. The time is definitely now for you to plan your next escape to the Far East. Give us a call today and we’ll make sure you’re pampered!