Asia, Hotels and resorts

Tucked away in unfrequented corners of Asia, are some of the world’s most exotic beaches. Many areas offer exclusive escapes where guests are indulged and pampered. Here is a list of six resorts that offer a beachside retreat where luxury is the standard.

Agatti Island Resort, Agatti, India

Agatti Island is a small, secluded island off the coast of India. The Agatti Island Resort features premium dining with a taste of the local fare. Rooms open directly onto the gorgeous beach where guests can lounge in hammocks or on chaises. A coral reef stretches through the ocean inviting visitors to examine local marine life. Private bungalows are available to experience a completely secluded getaway.

The Naka Island Resort, Phuket, Thailand

Thailand’s Naka Island is so private that it can only be accessed by a specially chartered boat. This luxury resort is the ultimate romantic retreat. Guests stay in private villas surrounded by lush gardens. The sparkling aqua ocean lies just outside the villa doors. Visitors to this resort will experience the beauty of the natural surroundings and the indulgence of a five star establishment.

Banyan Tree Sanya, Hainan, China

China’s Banyan Tree Sanya exudes a very zen atmosphere.  Billed as the “Oriental Hawaii” this is one of Asia’s best resorts to connect with the spiritual elements of life. The modern décor and gorgeous South Sea combine to make this the most beautiful resort in China. Individual villas allow guests to experience the ultimate private stay with five star service. Top chefs from around the world daily prepare sumptuous cuisine in the elegant restaurant.

The Sentosa Resort and Spa, Singapore

Singapore’s Sentosa Island is famous for its golf, theme parks and dolphins. The Sentosa Resort and Spa offers a relaxing getaway on the South China Seas. The resort is open and airy with crisp, clean décor. The spa offers blissful tranquility among lush woodlands and waterfalls. The resort houses two award winning restaurants that serve wonderful organic seasonal dishes.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is a beautiful island in the northwest region of the Philippines. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa allows visitors to intimately experience the magnificence of the Philippines. This is one of the best Boracay hotels on the island.  Luxury and nature intermingle as the resort blends into the surrounding forest and beach. The clear ocean and warm breezes offer a soothing retreat from everyday life. In addition to a full range of spa services, Shangri-La offers tennis, kayaking and diving. Located in the midst of an eco-reserve, the night views at the Shangri-La are incomparable.

Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

The view of the Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay is truly spectacular. Nestled in the shadow of a rock studded mountain, this exclusive resort can only be reached by boat. Guests stay in private villas that overlook the tranquil sea. The spa offers an array of soothing treatments with the option of yoga retreats and detox workshops. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. Available recreations include hiking, fishing, shopping, classes, boating and kayaking.