Who says you have to travel far for a good holiday? Some of the most beautiful sites and relaxing destinations are only a few hours away.
Explore what South East Asia has to offer through these luxurious resorts and hotels that’ll cater to your every need.
No matter if you’re with your family or own your own, looking for something adventurous or just looking to relax – we have just the place.
1. OZO PHUKET
Having just opened in June, Ozo Phuket is taking relaxation and vacation to the next level.
Situated at the heart of Kata Town, Ozo Phuket is only a 3-minute walk away from Kata Night Market, shops, restaurants and needless to say Kata Beach. The bustling city in the day and exciting nightlife Phuket has to offer won’t be too far from your room.
If you’re looking to just have a relaxing time, Ozo Phuket is prepared for all of your needs. The rooms are specifically designed to help you sleep, with snooze-inducing beds and blackout curtains, you’ll be able to recharge with ease.
All-day dining is provided, serving local cuisine and Asian delights, so you won’t have to leave the resort to get an authentic meal.
Splash it out with your family or friends at Ozo’s swimming pools – they have two. A main pool and an activity pool with waterslides free-form main pool or hop into the Splash activity pool with waterslides, sprays and water sports.
Ozo Phuket caters to all your needs, no matter if you’re travelling alone or with your whole family.
About: 99 Kata Road, Karon, Phuket 83100 Thailand. Visit them here for more information.
2. CAHAYA UBUD VILLA, BALI
The island is known for her iconic rice paddies and beaches, Bali is the perfect hideaway from the everyday hustle.
Cahaya Ubud Villa offers quality service and top-notch accommodation to make your trip the best one yet. The villa is near the city centre, making it easy for travellers to get around.
Each room overlooks the beautiful paddy fields, had free wi-fi, daily housekeeping and even 24-hour security. Complimentary coffee and tea, towels and a separate living room is also made available for guests.
If you think it can’t get any better, Cahaya Ubud Villa also has fantastic facilities, including an outdoor pool and a massage parlour to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city.
Could your vacation be any more perfect?
About: Jalan Sok Wayah, Ubud, Bali, 80571. Visit here for more details.
3. BEYOND RESORT KRABI, KRABI THAILAND
Whether you’re in Krabi to explore her limestone cliffs or relax on beautiful beaches, Beyond Resort Krabi has it all. Set on Klong Muang Beach, the resort is one with nature, blending into its landscapes. The beautiful architecture inspired by Krabi’s beach makes you feel like royalty.
You are spoiled for choice with rooms that overlook the sea, cosy cottages and even villas with your own private pool.
If you’re feeling peckish after a whole day lounging in the sun, the resort has its own cafes and restaurants – you can even request for dinner to be set up in your room.
Witness and bask in Krabi’s beauty without leaving your bed, what more could you ask for?
About: 98 Moo 3, Klong Muang Beach, Nongtalay, Muang, Krabi 81180. Visit their website for more details.
4. SALINDA RESORT, PHU QUOC ISLAND, VIETNAM
A 5-star boutique resort, Salind Resort is dedicated to giving you a vacation you won’t forget. Voted as one of the top luxury beach hotels in Vietnam, you’ll only have the best there is. The resort is easily accessible as it’s located near Ho Chi Minh airport and is the only luxury accommodation at Long Beach.
Choose between rooms that overlook the crystal blue sea or angled to get the perfect sunset, you’ll have an amazing view of Vietnam even before leaving your room.
Salinda Resort is also famous for its Spa therapies and massages. What better way to wind down and loosen up with Thai spa treatments?
With treatments like the warm herbal compress or pearl massage, using Phu Quoc Island natural ingredients and ancient Thai wellness secrets, you’ll be in the best shape you’ve ever been.
About: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province. Visit here for more information.
5. SANTHIYA RESORTS, THAILAND
Derived from Thai words meaning “natural” and “beauty”, Santhiya Resorts & Spas are situated in the most pristine tropical corners of Thailand. Santhiya’s eco-luxury beach resort properties are situated on Koh Phangan, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Chang and Phuket Natai.
Santhiya Resorts, recipient of countless awards, is known for having great service and a prime location. Relax by the beach, under palm trees and watch the sunset by the water’s edge – all a stone throw’s away from the resort.
If that isn’t enough, the resort has countless dining options, each providing hearty yet classy local food to dive into after a day out by the beach.
Thai massages are available at each location, some even providing treatments by the beach where you can get an amazing back massage overlooking the ocean.
About: For more information on the different Santhiya Resorts, visit their website here.
6. MINANG COVE RESORT AND SPA, TIOMAN, MALAYSIA
A private paradise in the island of Tioman, Minang Cove is the quaint escape you need after toiling for months away at work.
This resort is unlike any other, besides boasting beautiful yet affordable rooms, one of the resorts main attractions are the activities made available to all guests.
Feeling adventurous? Go jungle trekking in Tioman’s rainforest stumble across the island’s largest waterfall where you’re allowed to take a swim. You can also go snorkelling to see the beautiful coral reefs or take diving lessons with one of the resort’s trained instructors.
If you just want to soak in Tioman’s gorgeous sites, the resort can also arrange an island tour to bring you around the best parts of the island and even sample some of the local cuisines at the best stalls.
Only a limited number of guests are allowed at the resort at one time, so rest assured that your getaway will be peaceful and private. There’s no better way to experience Tioman.
About: Visit their website here for more details and information on bookings.
7. MÖVENPICK HOTEL MACTAN ISLAND CEBU, PHILLIPINES
Sun, sand and sea – Cebu has it all. Home to the hugely popular dining and entertainment venue, Ibiza, you’ll have the perfect balance of fun and relaxation.
Located in one of the world’s top ten island destinations, Movenpick Hotel is situated only 6 kilometres away from the airport, making it the perfect resort for tourists.
Despite having a buzzing nightlife, the resort is well known for being a hotel accommodating to families. With family-programmed activities, private pools, water sports and a 24-hour gym, Movenpick caters to every need.
About: Punta Engaño Rd, Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. Visit here for more details.
8. FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Tucked away within an UNESCO World Geopark, the Four Seasons Resort is the best place for a romantic getaway, family-oriented retreats or just to relax and unwind.
Take a swim in the plunge-pool before dining against the beautiful backdrop of mangrove forests before heading out to explore the wonders of Langkawi.
Four Seasons Resort offers family villas with private rooms and even a pool for the whole family to enjoy or beachfront rooms for anyone who wants to watch the waves, cocktail in hand, steps away from the comfort of their bed.
With activities like trekking, bicycle and photography tour and even conducting lessons on the local spices, tourists get to experience Langkawi in ways like no other.
About: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Visit their website for more details.
This article was first published in Her World.