While plush pillows and spacious suites are all very well and good, these days more and more travelers are craving unique experiences on their journeys. Fortunately, at Belmond hotels and resorts all over Asia-Pacific, there’s no need to choose between pampering and forging a genuine connection with a destination. Each resort is deeply rooted in history and the surrounding local culture, yet offers gracious hospitality and elegance reminiscent of the golden age of travel.
Belmond La Résidence D’Angkor, Siem Reap
The rooms at Belmond La Résidence D’Angkor, Siem Reap sport exquisitely crafted works by local artisans and handwoven Khmer silks. Guests can lounge by the pool or embark on a bespoke tour of the nearby temples of Angkor. A sunset cruise on the Tonle Sap is every bit as dreamy as the fabled sunrise at Angkor Wat and far more intimate.
Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon
Situated in a lavish, lovingly restored 1920s mansion, the Belmond Governor’s Residence, Yangon exhibits the very best of colonial style. Sipping a G&T by the lush garden feels like stepping back in time, while a trip to the spa is the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the city.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali
For those who long for a vacation by the sea, Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali affords heart-melting views of the Indian Ocean. Located right by the golden crescent of Jimbaran Bay, these secluded cottages effortlessly exude classic Balinese flair.
Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang remains one of Asia’s most atmospheric destinations. At Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, Luang Luang Prabang guests enjoy easy access to all of this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s treasures. The resort features all manner of subtle architectural nods to traditional Lao temples and homes. Those hoping to learn more about the local culture may wish to partake in an evening ceremony at the resort’s garden led by Souk Suliyaphone, an ordained monk.
Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui
Finally, Belmond Napasai, Koh Samui is the ideal place to bask in the beauty of one Thailand’s most beloved islands. With its superb location on Koh Samui’s northern coastline, the resort is sure to restore body, mind and spirit.