Voted Asia’s Best Resort at the 2011 Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards, AYANA Resort and Spa Bali is perched on limestone cliffs above Jimbaran Bay. Named after ‘a place of refuge’ in Sanskrit, the 90-hectare property enjoys majestic views across its 1.3 kilometer coastline including secluded white-sand beach, yet is just 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali.
It features 78 private pool Villas and a 290 Rooms and Suite Hotel. There are 17 dining venues including the iconic Rock Bar built on natural rock 14 meters above the ocean at the base of towering cliffs, and accessed via an inclinator; Dava Bar & Grill restaurant brings the modern steak house and seafood grill dining experience to AYANA with a chic atmosphere set against a dramatic backdrop of sunset and ocean views; pan-Asian melting pot of Padi restaurant; cliff-edge Italian at Sami Sami; and sand-floored Kisik seafood restaurant directly over the beach.
Recreational facilities are extensive, with Thermes Marins Bali Spa featuring one of the world’s largest Aquatonic Pools and the spectacular Spa on the Rocks treatment villas; Eleven swimming pools including a children’s pool and the salt-water Ocean Beach Pool; perfume-making studio; 18-hole golf putting course; tennis pavilion; fitness center; children’s center; and retail arcade. Also spread out across the property are six magnificent cliff-top wedding venues including two all-glass pavilions and the AYANA Wedding Gazebo within the grounds of AYANA Villa.
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is located on Boracay, and offers 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. Offering complimentary wireless internet, a restaurant and a swimming pool, the resort is within a 10-minute walk of Punta Bunga Beach.
Boracay Resort and Spa treats guests to a variety of deluxe amenities, including outdoor tennis courts and CHI. Guests can enjoy the recreational activities on offer, such as a Jacuzzi, a playground and a sauna. It also has a gym with a swimming pool.
Each of the elegant rooms at Shangri-La Boracay include a spa bath in addition to a mini bar, an iPod docking station and slippers. Hot drinks can be brewed with the complimentary tea and coffee supplies, and savoured in the comfort of the room’s living area.
Those staying at Shangri-La Boracay Resort can relax at the on-site bar, conveniently based for a drink. Room service is provided 24 hours a day, and a large variety of restaurants and cafés can also be found nearby.
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort is situated amongst the area’s well-known sightseeing attractions, nightlife and shops, and Balinghai Beach is within walking distance. The staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in Malay.
Baros Maldives is set on Baros, and provides 5-star facilities, including a private beach. There is also a fitness centre with an infinity pool and yoga classes.
There are a range of facilities available to those staying at Maldives Baros, including a diving centre, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Convenient services include an express check-in feature and a luggage storage facility.
The elegant rooms are air conditioned and include a refrigerator, a mini bar and an iPod docking station. Each has a bathroom that provides slippers and bathrobes.
Those staying at Baros Maldives can enjoy a beverage at Lighthouse Lounge, after enjoying a meal at Lighthouse Restaurant.
For those wishing to discover the great outdoors, Maldives Baros is close to popular fishing and scenic spots. Activities such as water activities, snorkeling and scuba diving are offered nearby.
Featuring an outdoor pool and a heated Jacuzzi, this resort provides the added luxury of a private beach. It also offers a rooftop terrace, plus views of the forest and the sea.
Those staying at The Datai Langkawi can begin their morning at The Datai Spa, or enjoy the many leisure facilities, such as outdoor tennis courts. In fine weather, the area can be discovered by hiring a bicycle. There is also an award-winning 18-hole golf course on the property.
Offering 5-star accommodation, the rooms at Datai Langkawi include a private balcony. Hot drinks can be made with the provided tea and coffee supplies.
The Pavilion and The Gulai House, two in-house restaurants, provide satisfying breakfasts every morning. Each evening, guests can relax in the cosy lounge bar.
The Datai Langkawi is under a 40-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. Keen anglers will be pleased to know the resort is conveniently situated close to popular fishing spots.
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is located on Koh Samui and offers 5-star accommodation as well as outdoor tennis courts. There is also a gym with an infinity pool.
There are a variety of facilities at the resort that guests can enjoy, such as valet parking, a kids club and a golf course. Staff are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets.
The rooms at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui have a mini bar, an iPod docking station and a private bathroom. They all offer a flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels and movies on demand.
The resort’s restaurant, Pla Pla, serves Thai, international and seafood dishes. There is also a variety of drinks to enjoy at the outdoor bar, which has a view of the beach.
For those wanting to discover the great outdoors, Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is near popular fishing and scenic spots. Mae Nam and Lipa Noi are located a short drive from the property.
Situated in El Nido, El Nido Resorts Lagen Island provides unique accommodation and features bay views. It offers free wireless internet, a 24/7 reception and massages.
El Nido Resort Lagen Island has a fitness centre with a swimming pool. Airport transfers, a laundry service and babysitting/child services are available on request.
The modern rooms at Lagen Island Resort have a mini bar, a spa bath and a refrigerator. Each provide bottled water, wireless internet access and a private bathroom with a shower.
El Nido Resorts Lagen Island features a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind of an evening. Breakfast is available each morning and can be savoured in the comfort of the rooms.
Located in Agra, Oberoi Amarvilas is an easy drive from Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh. On arrival, guests can take in views of the Taj Mahal before heading to their 5-star accommodation.
This luxury hotel provides an in-house fitness centre, valet parking and 24-hour room service. It has child-minding services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates 24/7.
Rooms at Amarvilas Oberoi Agra provide a stylish space to unwind, complete with a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. Each have a sofa bed, wireless internet access and a private bathroom with a shower.
The menu at The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra’s traditional restaurant features local and international dishes, which can be served on the outdoor terrace. Each evening, guests can enjoy a drink in the cosy lounge bar.
The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra is an ideal base to explore nearby Ram Bagh, St Peter’s College and the Jama Masjid, as well as everything the local area has to offer. The staff at the tour desk are available to book and organise activities in Agra.
Japamala Resorts – By Samadhi offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an airport shuttle, room service and massage services. It also provides a laundry service, a gift shop and laundry facilities.
Those staying at the resort have access to its wide range of outdoor activities, including fishing, scuba diving and rock climbing. The on-site spa and wellness centre provides a variety of facial and body treatments.
All the rooms at Japamala Resorts – By Samadhi feature a coffee maker, a mini bar and an iPod docking station. Each has a bathroom that offers a shower and bathrobes.
For those who wish to stay close by, the elegant restaurant is a great dining option, providing a range of Asian cuisine.
Six Senses Con Dao is situated on Con Son, and provides 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. There is also a fitness centre with an infinity pool.
This modern resort offers a sauna, an outdoor pool and outdoor tennis courts. Facilities include facial and body treatments, plus a beauty centre and a kids club.
All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and a refrigerator. All offer a kitchenette, movies-on-demand and an in-room dining area.
Guests staying at Con Dao can enjoy a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, conveniently based for those who want to stay nearby when looking for a bite to eat. In the evening, guests are welcome to relax in the comfortable lounge bar.
Con Dao Airport is a 10-minute drive from Six Senses. Water activities, scuba diving and snorkeling are available nearby.
Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang provides a luxury setting while in Lijiang. Some of the facilities provided at this 5-star property include outdoor tennis courts and free Wi-Fi.
There are a variety of amenities available to guests of Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang, including coffee bar, valet parking and car hire. It offers babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that operates 24 hours a day.
Each villa at Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang comes with a mini bar and slippers, while the bathrooms offer showers and bathrobes. Hot drinks can be brewed with the available tea and coffee supplies, and savoured in the comfort of the villa’s living area.
Those staying at the property can enjoy a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant, conveniently located for those who want to stay close by when looking for a bite to eat. Each evening, guests are invited to enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. A varied buffet breakfast is provided daily.
Banyan Tree Hotel Lijiang is a convenient base to explore nearby the Dongba Culture Museum, the Hong Kong Compatriots Donate Monument and Kunming Black Dragon Pool, as well as everything the local area has to offer. The helpful staff at the tour desk are available to organise tours and activities in Lijiang.