Experience South East Asia in 5 luxury stops


Planning to take a tour around South East Asia? Well, here are the top 5 luxury stops that will take you around the region in an unforgettable trip.

Cambodia: Sokha Beach Resort

Beach life in Cambodia is fast gaining popularity these days, so if you’re planning to include this small historical stop in your itinerary, make sure you live by the beach. The Sokha Beach Resort, found in Sihanoukville, is the perfect accommodation for your luxury beach stop. Spacious suites with private balconies and a grand view of the ocean await you in their quaint craftsman-style wooden interiors. Hungry? Go down to the nearby Fishermen Village for the freshest seafood in Cambodia.

Vietnam: Pilgrimage Village

Vietnam should definitely be part of your itinerary, and since it is known as an idyllic spot for hiding away, the best place to stay in is the Pilgrimage Village, which offers a unique rustic village feel with its traditional Vietnamese architecture. The best rooms in the village are definitely the honeymoon pool huts and the traditional Vietnamese pool houses.

India: Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur

In India, 5-star hotel Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur is one of the most beautiful the country has to offer. Live like royalty in the hotel’s opulent rooms, lavish villas, and beautiful courtyards and pavilions that are sure to inspire many memorable moments. Lounge back in four-poster king-sized beds, soak in exotic baths, and watch the sunset in quaint outdoor decks. Before you leave, take time to try the Ayurvedic massages at the resort; there’s simply nothing better than an authentic Indian massage.

Philippines: Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa

The Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world. Located in Panglao Island, which is located at the southernmost tip of Bohol in the Visayas region, the Eskaya beckons to visitors with its sixteen hectares of beautiful beachside accommodation. It has only 15 exclusive villas, all decked in native Filipino splendor. The most expensive room in the hotel is the Balai Datu, or the Presidential Villa. Good for six persons, the villa costs $4200 per night; the price includes 2 bedrooms, 2 living area, and 1 private infinity pool with a spa and a whirlpool.

South Korea: Banyan Tree Club & Spa

The Banyan Tree Club & Spa in Seoul is the most luxurious resort in South Korea. Although decked in urban architecture, the resort has plenty of Korea’s signature warmth. Offering overlooking views of Mt. Namsan and 360-degree views of the city of Seoul and a peek of the Han River, the resort offers you the best vantage point for enjoying the best of South Korea. The sprawling pool garden also offers a breathtaking view, especially at night. The hotel also has a lot in store for honeymooners; in fact, it has special honeymoon getaway packages. And before you leave, to cap off your Southeast Asian vacation, treat yourself to Eastern spa therapies at the Banyan Tree Gallery Spa where they use indigenous flowers, herbs, and spices to pamper your exhaustion away.

Sam Richardson is a Director of Elephant Car Hire.

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