Travel Awards

Asia’s Best Adventure Resort

Thrill seekers are well catered to in Asia – whether exploring coral reefs or scaling volcanic peaks – as proven by the winner and shortlist for best adventure resort in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members' Choice Awards

Asia’s Best Adventure Resort

Winner: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai

Situated on Thailand’s border with Myanmar and Laos, this tented camp is a starting point for interactions with rescued elephants, expeditions through winding mountain trails and explorations of bamboo jungles.

‘A unique animal experience in Asia, with a laudable focus on welfare and sustainability.’ –Adam White, group editor of Cathay’s inflight magazines, and part of our panel of travel experts

Asia’s Best Adventure Resort Shortlist


Travel between the resort’s five stunning lodges affords a journey through glacial valleys and forests, and encounters with changing landscapes, stunning biodiversity, distinctive culture and the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Shinta Mani Wild, Kirirom

This Bill Bensley-designed tended camp in Cambodia’s South Cardamom National Park puts guests in the heart of the jungle. It starts with a zip-line into the property, where guests can then embark on safaris, wild swimming excursions or join rangers on poacher patrol.

The Vijitt Resort, Phuket

This secluded, tranquil beach resort is an unlikely setting for adventure, but guests can enjoy botanical walks in the gardens to discover exotic flora and fauna, natural rubber tapping excursions and Thai boxing experiences.

Nihi Sumba

This resort on Indonesia’s Sumba island offers more adventure than your typical beachfront property, with world-famous breaks to catch the attention of surfers, and an equestrian centre with a stable of ponies for exploration on horseback.

Amanbagh, Rajasthan

A setting in the Aravalli mountains, proximity to Sariska National Park where tigers roam, and local lands steeped in history and folklore make this Rajasthan resort ripe for unique experiences.

Banyan Tree Lang Co, Thua Thien Hue Province

This is the ideal place from which to explore central Vietnam’s natural beauty and culture including three Unesco World Heritage sites. Attached to it is Laguna Lang Co, which offers myriad watersports and adventures from jetskiing and wakeboarding to ATV safaris and beach mountain bike tours.

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud

The beautiful setting of this Ubud resort amidst Bali’s wild, natural landscape, where verdant rice paddies, rolling hills and rushing river converge, presents guests with plenty of opportunities to explore.

The Oberoi Beach Resort, Lombok

This luxury beach resort is where you’ll want to return after a morning snorkeling the coral reefs and exploring the underwater wonderland that lie off its beach, or an excursion to the nearby gushing waterfalls and picturesque volcanic peaks.

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