Visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site is an experience you’ll never forget, but the hordes of tourists are usually something you’ll want to. Sometimes, instead of pushing past people, a relaxing environment is preferred, to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
Luckily, Agoda.com (an online travel booking platform) has shared Southeast Asia’s best kept secrets with this selection of remote and luxurious hideaways;
Alishan House – Alishan Township, Taiwan
Hidden within the lush Alishan Forest Recreation Area, the Alishan House is situated 2,200 meters above sea level, offering guests an unparalleled view of the mesmerizing surroundings, such as the yearly cherry blossoms. The interiors of Alishan House exude luxury and comfort, with the spa facilities being the cherry on top.
Six Senses Con Dao – Con Dao, Vietnam
As is the norm for Six Senses, the Con Dao branch is in a remote yet accessible area. This gives guests the chance to catch a glimpse into the daily life of a fishing village, if desired. Situated by the beachfront, guests can laze by the private pool in their villa, snorkel with colourful amphibians, or customise their itineraries as preferred.
Pangkor Laut Island – Pangkor, Malaysia
Located on a privately-owned island, Pangkor Laut Resort can only be accessed via speedboat or helicopter. As only half the island has been developed, the other half is ideal for those keen on exploring off-the-beaten-path trails. Although, considering the amenities and the peaceful surroundings, guests may find it hard to leave the hotel.
Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort – Khao Yai, Thailand
For those who equate golfing with unwinding, Muthi Maya Forest Resort may be the place to go. Enclosed by tropical gardens, the open style architecture blends nature seamlessly with its modern amenities, like the spa. If guests are feeling adventurous, some in-house activities include elephant trekking and rock climbing.