Asia—the biggest of the seven continents home to 48 countries and countless pieces of paradise—is dubbed to be ‘The Land of Extremess’. This continent embodies the most interesting cultural diversity that makes exploring all the countries ever-so-desirable.
Lucky for travellers seeking respite, to say that Asia offers a multitude of luxurious accommodation would be an understatement. Here you can get everything from high-style beach bungalows to 376 metre-square presidential suites to underwater bedrooms and jungle hideaways.
Here are 24 Gorgeous Hotels and Resorts In Asia That Will Blow Your Mind With Their Beauty.
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Where: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Amandari is a luxury resort tucked away within the lush vegetation and rice terraces surrounding the hotel in Bali. Designed to replicate the style of a traditional Balinese village, be prepared to be greeted by magnificent stone walls that are hand-carved by local artisans around the entrance pavilion.
This resort has plenty of rooms that will give you panoramic views of the verdant valleys, cascading rice paddies and Hindu shrines.
Banjar, Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 975333
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Where: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap is a resort town in Cambodia and is also known to be the gateway to the ruins of Angkor—the seat of the Khmer Kingdom during the 9th–15th centuries. For an absolutely divine experience in Siem Reap, Amansara will be the perfect choice.
Pick from any of the 24 suites available at Amansara and you’d be pleased for sure. Did we mention that the Pool Suite features a private plunge pool too?
Charles De Gaulle, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tel: +855 63 760 333
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AUREUM PALACE BAGAN HOTEL
Where: Minnanthu Village, Myanmar
To say that this hotel looks like it is fit for royalty would be an understatement. Aureum Palace in Bagan is one of Myanmar’s most luxurious hotels and one that you should definitely include on your bucket list.
Featuring antique artefacts and local arts on display around the entire hotel, this hotel is far from the minimal, aesthetically-pleasing boutique hotels that have been springing up everywhere.
Near Bagan Village Tower, Min Nanthu Village, Nyaung Oo, Old Bagan 11111, Myanmar
Tel: +95 61 60 046
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Where: Uluwatu, Bali
Bali is home to a plethora of luxurious hotels that will blow you away with their sheer beauty—Bulgari Resort is one of them. Situated 492 feet above sea level, the rooms here offer guests unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean.
Bulgari Resort is a 5-star resort in Uluwatu that is every romantic couple’s dream come true. What better way to complete an intimate trip with your loved one than a stay at such an extravagant resort?
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 8471000
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EQUARIUS HOTEL OCEAN SUITE
Sleeping in a bedroom that is submerged underwater and surrounded by marine fishes? We reckon that the Equarius Hotel Ocean Suite is one that will leave you hooked and having a whale of a time.
Each Ocean Villa is fully equipped with a sunken bathtub and a floor-to-ceiling window where you can admire the spectacular views of majestic sea creatures. A stay at the Ocean Suite does not come cheap, but hey, it promises you an experience of your lifetime!
8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island
Resort World Sentosa
Tel: +65 6577 8899
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FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Where: Chiang Rai, Thailand
Set amidst a lush tropical jungle at Chiang Saen—a district within the Chiang Rai province—Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle provides guests with an adventurous accommodation with a luxurious touch.
You can expect the rooms to be donned with royal wooden decor and leather furnishings to compliment the rustic ambience.
499 MOO1 T. Vieng, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand
Tel: +66 53 910 200
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Where: Hakone, Japan
Japan is not only home to crazy thematic cafes, but also beautiful, tranquil hotels that are nothing short of exquisite.
Located in an area known for its springs, Gora Kadan is a picturesque boutique hotel within the Japanese Highlands in Hakone. This is where you can get the perfect retreat and immerse yourself in the ancient Japanese way of life whilst getting majestic views of the city.
1300 Gora, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan
Tel: +81 460-82-3331
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HANGING GARDENS OF BALI
Where: Ubud, Bali
The Hanging Gardens of Bali is known to be one of the best hotels you can find in Bali that offers an extraordinary respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Planted in the heart of the mystical Ubud Jungle, the Hanging Gardens of Bali will grant you panoramic, breathtaking views of the Ayung River.
Banjar Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 982700
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Where: Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
Situated on the beautifully rugged and remote Indonesian island of Sumba, which lies east of Bali, Nihi Sumba is a luxury hotel that is home to 32 villas surrounded by the briny waters of the Indian Ocean.
Here you may choose to surf the waves, try free-diving, hop onto an exhilarating horse-ride or simply spoil yourself silly with a spa session within the resort. Whatever it is, there is definitely something for everyone!
Hoba Wawi, Wanokaka, West Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 757149
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL TAIPEI
Where: Taipei, Taiwan
Positing as Taipei’s most luxurious hotel, what you can expect from Mandarin Oriental Taipei are beautifully styled rooms, impeccable service and a plethora of dining options. A stay at Mandarin Oriental Taipei definitely comes with a hefty price tag, especially for the premium rooms such as the Deluxe and Presential Suite.
Lo and behold, a 376-square-metre Presidential Suite that is triple the size of a typical 5-room HDB flat in Singapore. Above shows just the living room of the presidential suite. Need we say more?
No. 158, Dunhua North Road, Taipei, 10548, Taiwan
Tel: +886 2 2715 6888
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PARK HYATT SHANGHAI
Where: Shanghai, China
Standing at 101 storeys high, Park Hyatt Shanghai is nestled atop the city’s World Financial Center and dwarfs the other skyscrapers of Pudong, Shanghai.
Each and every area of the hotel, including all of their 147 bedrooms available, have floor-to-ceiling windows that will grant guests the most marvellous vista of the city. This includes the Huangpu River as well as The Bund, which is the symbol of Shanghai.
100 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200120
Tel: +86 21 6888 1234
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Where: Krabi, Thailand
Rayavadee is one of those secluded getaways hidden amidst lush tropical vegetation. This exclusive 100-pavilion property in Krabi, Southern Thailand is probably one that you should visit at least once in your life.
If you intend to visit with your family, then the Family Pavilion with Pool will be the perfect pick. Set within an eclosed tropical garden, this accommodation features 2 spacious bedrooms as well as a private pool and jacuzzi!
214 Tambon Ao Nang, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
Tel: +66 75 620 740
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THE RITZ CARLTON SUITE, HONG KONG
Where: Hong Kong
A trip to The Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong will bring you all the way to cloud nine—literally. With its lobby situated on the 102nd storey of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre, guests will get nothing short of a panoramic city view among the clouds.
Prior to booking a room, guests will be informed of what views the room has to offer—from partial mountain views to the oceanfront to a bird-eye’s view of the Victoria Harbour, guests will surely be spoilt for choice.
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, China
Tel: +852 2263 2263
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SHANGRI-LA’S BORACAY RESORT & SPA
Where: Boracay, Phillippines
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is yet another amazing property by the renowned group. Nestled on a lush hillside surrounded by crystal clear waters, this 5-star resort serves as the perfect place for one to retreat.
For the utmost indulgence, the seaview suite will spoil you silly with its close proximity to the Punta Bunga Beach. This is where you can inhale the briny aroma of the surrounding waters, sip on a cocktail in your outdoor whirlpool bath and truly unwind.
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Tel: +63 36 288 4988
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SONEVA KIRI, KOH KOOD, THAILAND
Where: Koh Kood, Thailand
Krabi, Ko Samui, Phuket—these names are known to many and very popular destinations for one to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. However, Koh Kood is Thailand’s unspoilt paradise is this island is the country’s hidden gem.
Surrounded by untamed jungles and pristine beaches on the island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri consists of 36 ultra-spacious pool villas located on the idyllic beach or sunny slopes in the rainforest.
110 Moo 4, Koh Kood Sub-District, Koh Kood District, Trat 23000, Thailand
Tel: +66 82 208 8888
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SRI PANWA RESORT
Where: Phuket, Thailand
Sri Panwa offers is one of the most luxurious resorts you can find in Phuket—here you can take your pick from pool suites, penthouses and villas. What’s more, each unit has its own infinity swimming pool!
Sri Panwa resort is extremely exclusive and private, making it the ideal place for an intimate getaway.
88 Sakdidej Road Vichit Muang Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
Tel: +66 76 371 000
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SIX SENSES LAAMU
Like many of the luxurious hotels in the Maldives, Six Senses Laamu sits on its own island. To get there, one would need to catch an hour-long flight and speed-boat transfer south from the international airport before arriving in paradise.
The resort sees a combination of on-land and over-water villas that are all nothing short of breathtaking. In addition, guests are reuested to stay barefooted throughout the entire trip to conserve the island to its utmost pristine condition.
Laamu Atoll 15090, Maldives
Tel: +960 680-0800
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TAJ LAKE PALACE, INDIA
Where: Udaipur, India
In a country home to countless majestic palaces and beautiful lakes, there really isn’t any better way to complete your trip than a stay at Taj Lake Palace.
Taj Lak Palace was constructed in 1746 and it is strategically located on the island of Jag Niwas in Lake Pichola. Their 83 guestrooms are all enveloped within marbled walls and majestic architecture surrounding it, while gardens, fountains, pillared terraces and columns line its courtyards.
Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
Tel: +91 294 242 8800
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THE EMPIRE HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB
The Empire Hotel & Country Club is easily one of the most, if not the most, prestigious and luxurious beach resorts in Brunei. This hotel is fit for royalty—every nook and cranny of the resort is decked with elegant furnishing that will surely bewitch you with its beauty.
You can expect Italian tailored bed linens, hand-tufted wool carpeting and exceptional hospitality that all comes together to reflect the country’s majestic and cultural heritage.
Jerudong Bg3122, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673 241 8888
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THE MULIA, BALI
Where: Nusa Dua, Bali
Yes, Bali definitely does not fall short when it comes to the number of hotels and resorts. If anything, Bali has everything ranging from economical resorts for budget travellers to the most lavish resorts for those who wish to indulge.
The Mulia is an award-winning beach resort in Bali which offers marvellous views of the Nusa Dua Bay. Take a dip in one of their 6 pools or engage in one of their many thrilling water sports and beach activities!
Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Kawasan Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 3027777
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THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS
Where: Udaipur, India
Inspired by the series of glittering palaces and pleasure pavilions sprouting up along the shore of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas is one of India’s newest addition to the slew of resorts—and an extremely extravagant and exquisite one at that.
Endowed with intricate layouts of interconnecting domes and corridors that reflects the layout of Udaipur itself, majestic front entrance doors and crystal chandeliers, you would feel as if you are set in a movie right from your first step into The Oberoi Udaivilas.
Haridasji Ki Magri, Mulla Talai, Udaipur – 313 001, Rajasthan, India
Tel: +91 294 2433300
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THE ST. REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT
Where: Vommuli Island, Maldives
Have you ever seen a resort quite as magnificent as this? The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort opened in late 2016 and their overwater villas will definitely grant you the most epic vacation of your life.
They have 4 different types of overwater villas—some facing the beach where you can ravish the soft white sand in the distance, while the others will give you a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. A stay at this luxurious resort will set you back a hefty amount, but hey, what’s life without some indulgence?
Vommuli Island, Dhaalu Atoll, Vommuli, Maldives
Tel: +960 676-6333
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W HOTEL, KOH SAMUI
Where: Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui has no shortage of breathtaking hotels and the W is one of them—located between Maenam and Bophut on a white sand beach, W Hotel is one where you can truly relax and unwind.
W Hotel offers guests an extensive range of room types, with the most luxurious being the Extreme Wow Ocean Haven which boasts an insane 892 square metre space fully-equipped with state-of-the-art technology, designer lamps made with premium Thai silk and a jacuzzi tub!
4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam Surat Thani Tambol Maenam Koh Samui TH-84, 84330, Thailand
Tel: +66 77 915 999
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Where: Beijing, China
Conveniently located a couple of minutes drive away from the city’s airport expressway and just a stone’s throw away from Tiananmen Square, the list of Waldorf Astoria’s merits goes on and on.
From the sleek and stylish lobby to the opulent bathrooms, be prepared to also be wowed by their indoor swimming pool located in the basement as well as the beautiful Chinese art decorations that adorn the walls.
5-15 Jinyu Hutong Dongcheng, Beijing, 100006, China
Tel: +86 010 85208989