One of two Malaysian states located on the separate island of Borneo, just under 2 hours flight east from Kuala Lumpur. Situated on the north west corner of the island, our Sarawak Experience Tour is wonderfully eco-influenced, and the real luxury comes in the unique adventure opportunities, rather than the quality of the accommodation. Although the hotels we mention below are pleasant and well located.
The state capital Kuching is small and charming, easy to explore and is a good base for visiting the Semenggoh Orang Utan sanctuary, and a traditional Long House village.
Aava Resort and Spa Surat Thani is a delightful, relatively new, boutique hotel with just 28 bungalow style rooms. Located on a super stretch of sandy beach, in a quiet, scenic area which is still wonderfully authentic. You fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani ( 60 minutes ) and then continue by road transfer for just over another hour to the resort.
Set in extensive tropical gardens leading down to a long stretch of soft sand beach and with the dramatic Hajar Mountains as a back drop. The luxurious Al Bustan Palace Ritz Carlton has almost been completely enhanced in the last couple of years. with tropical gardens and equally extensive soft sand beach front, so there is plenty of space to move to quieter areas, even at busier times.
Aleenta Pranburi is one of the very first genuinely boutique hotels in the region, located about 35 minutes drive out of Hua Hin, in a quiet secluded area, just under 3 hours drive from Bangkok Airport. The style here is elegantly casual, with the emphasis on simple relaxation.
The Almyra is smart and contemporary; romantic and trendy, yet at the same time it has family friendly sections. Bright, white and stylish… Adjacent to the Annabelle hotel.
The airport is 20 minutes drive, the lively resort town of Paphos just a few minutes walk along the sea front promenade.
A luxurious retreat, all of the quiet refined style associated with the Aman collection of hotels. Located in the spectacular south east coast of Sri Lanka. One of the most acclaimed resorts on the island. A real hide and totally chic retreat, quiet and romantic.
Amari Vogue Krabi is an attractive Northern Thai Lanna inspired design, built on the side of a hill with steps leading down to an extensive beach front.
Located at Tubkaek beach, 40 minutes west of Krabi Airport and 20 minutes from the lively resort of Ao Nang.
Amilla Fushi is one of the most innovative of all the new resorts – and that is really saying something in the Maldives! Impeccable contemporary ultra chic elegance and luxury. Located in the Baa atoll, a 15 minute domestic flight north-west of Male followed by 10 minute speedboat transfer.
The Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa opened in summer 2013, perched on the Eastern crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, 35 minutes from Dubai Airport and 45 minutes to the airport. A delightful and luxurious blending of Arabian, Indian Ocean and Thai influences.
Anantara Mui Ne Resort is a delightful first class resort with attractive tropical gardens leading down to a sandy beach. The design style is French Colonial influenced, with contemporary flourishes. It is located 150 miles north east of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) facing the East Sea, a scenic drive of just over 4 hours. The bustling resort town of Phan Thiet is 8 miles away. Mui Ne now has many tourist bars, restaurants and shops, within a a few minutes walk of the resort. See note and Chic check.
Anantara Rasananda Resort isStylish and contemporary, stripped down traditional themes and woods with a sudden dash of colour (usually red). Located on the beautiful Nai Pan Noi beach with its incredible soft sand and generally calm sea, with a dense forest backdrop.
The Anantara Si Kao Resort is a really good superior first class hotel, located on the extensive Pak Meng beach in the extreme south of Krabi Provence. The Had Chao Min National Park is adjacent, and the small village of Pak Meng is about 5 minutes drive. A very good chill out retreat, with some incredible views of the numerous limestone islands just offshore. Appeals to both families and romantic couples.