Travel Awards

Asia’s Best Beach Resort

Asia has no shortage of white sand beaches and overwater villas, but which resort comes up trumps? Check out the winner and shortlist for Asia's best beach resort in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members' Choice Awards

Asia’s Best Beach Resort

Winner: Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

Located on Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first Unesco World Biosphere Reserve, this island hideaway is home to a marine conservation and research centre as well as world-class diving with frequent sightings of manta rays and whale sharks.

‘Watch for the Moorish idols, parrotfish and sergeant major damselfish that swim beneath the glass-bottomed treatment rooms in the overwater spa.’ –Cynthia Rosenfeld, award-winning journalist and part of our panel of travel experts

‘The hotel also offers guests exclusive use of a DeepFlight submarine – an amazingly intimate way to explore an underwater world.’ –Sam Xia, luxury travel writer and photographer and part of our panel of travel experts

Asia’s Best Beach Resort Shortlist

One & Only Reethi Rah

Clear turquoise waters, lush greenery and pristine white sand beaches as far as the eye can see – this magical all-villa resort complete with fabulous facilities and outstanding service sets the bar high in the Maldives.

Song Saa Private Island

Setting a benchmark in sustainable luxury, this glamorous resort sprawled across a pair of pristine islands off the coast of Cambodia offers open-air spa time and over-water dining complete with stunning sunsets.

The Mulia, Bali

Choose between Mulia Resort, a large beach-fronted luxury property, and all-suite hotel The Mulia, with exclusive access to the lauded Oasis beachfront pool. For the utmost in opulence, Mulia Villas provides guests with a private pool and butler service.

Amanoi, Ninh Thuan Province

Lush jungle meets cool, clear ocean waters at this remote retreat located on a rugged coastline overlooking one of Vietnam’s most beautiful bays. Aman excels with both facilities and service in the Jean-Michel Gathy-designed resort.

Bawah Reserve, Riau Islands

Spanning six islands in Indonesia’s remote Anambas Archipelago with access to 13 stunning beaches and three lagoons, this private-island resort in an untouched marine conservation area is a veritable paradise.

Trisara, Phuket

Situated on the northwest tip of Phuket amidst lush tropical gardens, this Thai-styled beachside resort offers guests unsurpassed privacy as well as stunning views over the Andaman Sea and the resort’s private beach.

The Naka Phuket

The Naka Phuket’s achingly stylish villas extend out from the coastal mountain towards the ocean, the accompanying outdoor pools affording spectacular sunset views. The resort also boasts a rooftop spa, Olympic-sized infinity pool and private beach.

Abaca Boutique Resort, Cebu

With just six suites and three villas, this boutique resort on the central Philippines island of Mactan in a secluded hideaway providing guests with ocean-front spa, infinity pool and personal butler service.

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