Today we are looking at some of the best beach resorts in Asia. All these resorts are coincidentally situated in the south east, maybe it’s because that’s where the weather is warmest and the beers are cheapest!
Up first is the Six Senses Resort on Con Dao Island in Vietnam. Located in the South China Sea, roughly 180 kilometers from Ho Chi Min City, this resort is part of a protected marine national park. With Fifty villas created as homage to traditional Vietnamese fishing villages with pristine white sand, sparkling blue ocean just at their door step. Activities here range from the usual snorkeling and diving to hiking the local mountain as well as the full gamut of relaxation experiences such as massages and yoga. If you come at the right time of the year (May to October) you will even get to encounter the local turtle inhabitants!
Moving to Thailand now and the The Haad Tien Beach Resort on Koh Tao Island. Both sides of the resort are hemmed in by two granite cliffs offering ultimate privacy to enjoy the private lagoon the resorts rests on. With accommodation ranging from the modest to extravagant with their own private pools there is something for everyone. That also extends to the activities available with the usual beach side activities complemented by rock climbing as well as Thai cooking and Muay Thai kickboxing classes.
Japamala on the Island of Tioman in Malaysia is a striking, one of a kind resort. Its accommodation consists of simple “Sarangs” or nests meant to blend into the countryside nestled among the jungles and jutting out along the beautiful brilliant white shores of the island. The more luxurious rooms even feature their own plunge pools! The Tamarind restaurant offering the best of Malay and Thai cuisine or the Mandi-Mandi situated on stilts above the sea with its all day dining provide delicious sustenance after a day of snorkeling or just lazing by the beach.
Alila Villas in Uluwatu, Bali is a clean modern architectural marvel. Protruding over the sheer cliffs of the Bukit peninsula this resort manages to mesh the best elements of modern minimalist design as well as incorporating the best of traditional Balinese design. With each villa having its on private pool and butler this is what relaxation is about! There are also two well received restaurants, an infinity pool to with views of the ocean and the beautiful sunset cabana deck overlooking the cliff face.
Finally we arrive at Cambodia; Song Saa is reached by boat from the nearby town of Sihanoukville. This is the ultimate ‘Greenie’ Resort everything in the resort was built by sustainable and locally sourced materials set against the stunning backdrop of the two islands that the resort is spread across Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, a part of the amazing Koh Ron Archipelago. With plenty of exploring to supplement the snorkeling, sailing and wind surfing on offer and the beachside bar to top off your daily adventures, you will never want to leave.
Well there you have five of the top beach resorts in Asia, now all there is to do is pick one, save some cash and buy your flights!