Luxury hotels in Far East

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Soneva Kiri

Thailand > Far East > East Coast Thai Beaches

The beautiful Soneva Kiri is set amidst lush tropical rainforest on Koh Kood island, just a short and scenic seaplane flight from Bangkok, but feeling a world away from the bustle. Read more


Far East > Indonesia

If you want the ultimate in luxury yachts then look no further than Silolona. Sailing the seven seas (or any sea, for that matter) really doesn’t get much better. Read more

Si Datu Bua

Far East > Indonesia

Silolona's little sister boat is every bit as impressive and luxurious as our favourite yacht, and the perfect vessel from which to experience some of the most unspoilt islands on earth and best diving spots. Read more

Tiger Blue

Far East > Indonesia

Tiger Blue liveaboard is an immaculate and newly built 100ft traditional phinisi sailing boat, and as a new build, she is one of the faster boats under power, an important consideration when you visit destinations like Raja Ampat where the distances from north to south are not inconsiderable. As... Read more


Far East > Indonesia

The fad for phinisi liveaboard boats in the waters off Indonesia’s islands shows no signs of running out of steam (or sail), and the arrival of the Alexa only ups the ante higher. Read more

SeaTrek Cruises

Indonesia > Far East > Flores & Komodo

Set sail around the Indonesian archipelago aboard either the Ombak Putih or the Katharina. The billowing sails of these traditional Phinisi boats powers an adventure to some of the more inaccessible - and beautiful - places in Indonesia. Read more

Tamarind Village

Thailand > Far East > Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle

This serene boutique hotel in Chiang Mai's old town, accessed down a bamboo-lined entrance, is set up around a series of quiet courtyards, the main one of which is home to a 200-year old tamarind tree. Read more

The Surin, Phuket

Thailand > Far East > West Coast Thai Beaches

Slip off the sandals and put your feet in the sand - The Surin Phuket brings a new level of luxury to Pansea Beach. This elegant resort is set on the shores of the Andaman Sea, with Phi Phi Island and Phang Nga Bay just around the corner. Read more

Belmond Napasai

Far East > Thailand

The Belmond Napasai sits on Koh Samui’s north shore, overlooking the gulf of Thailand, and is surrounded by 17 acres of lush tropical gardens making it the perfect secluded hideout. Whether you’re a lazy lounger who doesn’t want to flex a muscle all day or an avid adventurer ready to get stuck... Read more


Thailand > Far East > East Coast Thai Beaches

Named after the Greek Goddess of healing, Panacea Retreat is an exclusive hideaway set amidst the tropical forests and green hills of northern Koh Samui. The luxurious multi-bedroom residences are set within private gardens, each boasting pristine infinity pools and sweeping views over the Gulf... Read more

Hotel by the Red Canal

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Mandalay

The Hotel by the Red Canal is – in our humble opinion - the best boutique hotel in Mandalay. Read more

Hotel @ Tharabar Gate

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

The stylish Hotel @ Tharabar Gate is situated next to the eponymous 10th century gates of Old Bagan - the perfect base from which to explore the amazing ancient temples. Read more

Inle Princess Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Inle Lake

Inle Princess Resort sits on the eastern shore of Inle Lake at the foot of the Shan Hills. Read more

Belmond Governor's Residence

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Yangon

The Governor's Residence, surrounded by manicured lawns, is in the elegant embassy quarter of Yangon. Read more

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

Despite the factually incorrect name, this river cruiser operated by Belmond is arguably the best boat plying the waters of the Irrawaddy River. Read more

Sandoway Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Ngapali Beach

Sandoway Resort sits in the shade of six acres of coconut palms along 1,200ft of beachfront overlooking the beautiful Bay of Bengal on Burma’s premier beach, Ngapali. There are 59 two-storey villas and cottages with terraces or verandas dotted among the palms and casuarina trees, and designed in... Read more

Amata Resort

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Ngapali Beach

The Amata Resort is sitting pretty next to the white sands and lapping ocean of Ngapali Beach, Burma’s blissful beach resort. Read more

Belmond Orcaella

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

Road to Mandalay may be better known, but Belmond Orcaella is the luxury hotel group’s other ship plying the waters of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers, and every bit as comfortable. Read more

The Strand Cruise

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Mandalay

The sister to The Strand Hotel Yangon, a refurbished colonial landmark in Myanmar’s capital, The Strand Cruise launches in December 2015, adding some healthy competition to the handful of luxury vessels plying the waters of the Irrawaddy River. Read more

The Strand Hotel, Yangon

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Yangon

‘Timeless elegance with a colonial twist’, is perhaps the best way to sum up the feel of The Strand Hotel, and this is made particularly evident by the stunning Victorian colonnades that sweep the entrance. Read more

Bagan Lodge

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

The Bagan Lodge is situated in the ancient city of Bagan, popular for its numerous Buddhist temples and pagodas. Read more

Paukan Cruise

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Bagan

A leisurely cruise along the waterways of Myanmar (Burma) is a wonderful way to explore, and the Paukan fleet are among the best cruise operators. There are four Paukan river vessels, with between 16 and 29 cabins. Read more

Sanctum Inle

Myanmar (Burma) > Far East > Inle Lake

By the time travellers arrive in Inle, they’ve often been to the buzzing cities, explored markets, pagodas, villages, workshops, temples and stupas and in search of a few days R&R to reflect on all the colour and character in Burma. Sanctum Inle may well be the perfect sanctuary for such... Read more


Japan > Far East > Honshu

On the Japanese island of Honshu, Amanemu is set within the Ise-Shima National Park on the Kii Peninsula. The new Aman Resort boasts spectacular views over Ago Bay and its mesmerising waters are scattered with islets and oyster rafts. Read more


Far East > Philippines

Based on Pamalican, a tiny island an hour’s flight from Manila, the Amanpulo resort is another excellent property from the Aman group. Read more

Ariara Island

Far East > Philippines

Escape to the ultimate 'off-the-beaten track' destination - Ariara Island is a private island paradise, available for let and yours to share with whomsoever you choose. Read more

Pangulasian Island

Far East > Philippines

With over 2000ft of powdery white sand beach to explore, the private island retreat of Pangulasian Island Resort is an idyllic spot to unwind on Palawan's Bacuit Bay. Read more

Dedon Island

Far East > Philippines

Dedon Island might not look like your conventional showroom, but make no mistake, this luxury hotel in the Philippines is a (very) glorified showroom for immaculate furniture company Dedon. Not in a bad way, though – Dedon have decked out many of the finest luxury island retreats anywhere in the... Read more

Tanjong Jara Resort

Far East > Malaysia

Designed to reflect the elegance and grandeur of 17th century Malay palaces, Tanjong Jara is a 99 room resort with an authentic taste of the region's spirit, and an enduring embodiment of the gentle Malay art of service and hospitality. Read more

Cameron Highlands Resort

Far East > Malaysia

Known as the 'little piece of England in Asia', the Cameron Highlands Resort stands 1,500 metres above sea level, within the undulating hills of Pahang State. The hotel has grown out of an original 1930's cottage, and is crafted in a classic style, harking back to its colonial heritage. Read more

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