Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

Goa’s resort villa

In between our New Delhi and Bombay company visits, we squeezed in three days in Goa, a former Portuguese settlement that boasts the world’s second beach haven after Spain’s Ibiza. This beach paradise is home to countless number of beaches and resort operations from some of India’s and the world’s best hotel resort chains. This interlude proved to be the perfect way to unwind from out New Delhi experience and prepare us for our tight Bombay schedule that left us with little tile to enjoy city life.


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Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo

Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, and the harbor-view rooms at the Mandarin Oriental manage to fit three stirringly distinct environments inside a cozy 400-square-foot space. An airy, tiled bathroom area opens onto the master bedroom, a nap-inducing wood-paneled chamber craftily separated from an bright window alcove by a set of heavy curtains — close them and it’s lights out; open them and the harbor view streams through the room. It’s an incredibly inviting exercise in spatial flow, locally referred to as feng shui.

Every hotel in a large Asian city is tasked with the same mandate – to make more with less. The results can often be wonderfully schizophrenic: quiet, earth-toned rooms rife with cutting-edge technology, hushed French dining salons set against pulsing nightclubs. Visitors at the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi are perched on top of bullet trains pulling into Central Station, and the windows at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur are primarily occupied by the Petronas Towers, which loom a few hundred yards away. The suites in these hotels tend to be small, elegant and heavily sound-proofed.

In compiling a list of the best hotels on the continent, we consulted with one of the most lauded group of travel experts ever assembled — an eclectic array of industry leaders, ranging from well-known names like Peter Greenberg of NBC’s Today Show and Mark Bunting of the Discovery Channel, to consummate insiders like resort specialist Andrew Harper. The list we came up with can be roughly divided into four categories: grande dames, beach resorts, inland escapes and the aforementioned mega-city hotels.

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Gem Island Resort & Spa

Gem Island Resort & Spa is a rare jewel awaiting your discovery. It is one of the few privately-owned isles in Malaysia with only one resort. An island of superb natural beauty, it is self contained for you to stage your privately holiday adventures, seeking fun and relaxation.

Gem Isle is located in a Marine Conservation Park with natural lush tropical setting. It has sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, spectacular underwater seascape of corals and marine life as some of it’s natural pristine assets. Together with a resort that offers good facilities and a newly open “Tusita” wellness spa, one can enjoy the feeling of a luxurious holiday for all of your senses.

Gem Isle is located at Marang, a district of the East Coast state of Terengganu, Malaysia. The culturally rich state of Terengganu also has some of the world’s most beautiful islands and breathtaking eco-tourism attractions.

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Sawadee! Welcome to Seascape Beach Resort, one of Koh Samui’s finest “Sea Escapes.” Nestled on the beautiful South Chaweng Beach, renowned for it’s powdery- white sand, crystal clear waters and stunning ocean views.

Seascape Beach Resort combines traditional Thai culture with modern Western comforts: inclusive of A/C, satellite TV, swimming pool and many other amenities, such as dive counter, tour desk, beach massage and ocean view dining.

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Bidadari resort

Being the nearest Island Resort, Pulau Bidadari is reachable in 20 minutes ride on speedboat, about 15 km. from the Ancol marina, The cottages are built among trees which provide shady and comfortable environment giving you the feeling of being integrated with the nature. And those floating over the sea give you to the touch of fishermen’s home atmosphere. To make your visit a complete one. join our organized tour to neighboring island Kahyangan, Kelor and Onrust where historical remains of the Dutch’s East Indies Company of the 17th Century are preserved.


Special building cottage with Menado ethnic, floating cottages with fishing settlement, meeting room, restourant, bar, souvenir, shop, Cherokee, discotheque, billiard and exciting sport facilities, volley beach, table tennis and much more which may be conducted during enjoying recreation

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