Asia & the Pacific

The Adventure › A two-week surfing spree in the Maldives. The Outfitter › Ross Phillips has been chasing waves for more than 20 years, traveling the globe to uncover the best breaks from Central...
The Adventure › A two-week scuba-diving expedition through French Polynesia aboard the sailing yacht Hemisphere. The Outfitter › A scuba diver from the age of 8, the French marine biologist and...
The Palace Hotel Tokyo is giving 50 guests VIP access to Art Fair Tokyo, which takes place this year from March 7 through 9 at the Tokyo International Forum. The 10th edition of this annual event...
With more villa accommodations than rooms and suites, Anantara Phuket Layan Resort and Spa lands on Thailand’s white-sand shores. Why Go: The jagged shape of Phuket island accounts for some of...
Set among emperors’ palaces and Shinto shrines, the ryokan (inns) of Kyoto, Japan, have long been the preferred rest stops in the former imperial capital. Inside the inns, simple accommodations—...
Bali’s renowned Como Shambala spa experience arrives in Phuket, Thailand, via the new Point Yamu by Como resort. Why Go: Overlooking Thailand’s turquoise Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, the Singapore-...
The Chedi Sakala, Bali, raises the bar for luxury along the white-sand beaches of Bali’s Tanjung Benoa neighborhood. Why Go: Tanjung Benoa is best known for its calm seas and plethora of marine...
Como Hotels and Resorts has partnered with Chapman Freeborn to host a seven-night travel package with private flights to and from Bhutan. Upon arrival, guests will divide their time between Como’s...
The Maldives’ new Cheval Blanc Randheli is primed to become one of the best resorts in the world. Why Go: In the luxury sector, a single group of brands parented by the company LVMH Hotel Management...
The latest property from Amanresorts seems intended to resemble a Buddhist temple. But while Amanoi’s austere interiors celebrate simplicity, this new retreat in Vietnam’s Nui Chua National Park is...
“Jab, kick, jab, kick!” Khun Bee commands as I hurl my limbs awkwardly at the muay Thai master’s sparring pad. Bee, who runs the new martial-arts training program at the Siam hotel in Bangkok, has...
EDSA, an internationally renowned, full-service planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm, currently has its imprint across the globe working on an astounding number of high-profile...
The Puyu Hotel and Spa , a 29-story tower infused with a resort-like atmosphere, opens November 1in the largest city in central China. Why Go: Explore the provincial capital city of Wuhan, which...
Vivanta by Taj Bentota is a refreshed full-service beach resort in a destination your friends haven’t heard of. Why Go: This refurbishment of a 1990s beach resort in Sri Lanka is worth considering if...
Tea ceremonies, soba noodles, music, magic and games round out festive pursuits
Stefan Ahrens grew up riding dirt bikes on a 250-acre sheep ranch near his home in South Australia’s Barossa Valley. In 1999, the fifth-generation native of the vineyard-strewn valley attempted to...
The luxury beach resort Ayana has opened a new enclave on its 190-acre property. Set back from the ocean, in the forest, Rimba Jimbaran Bali launched this month with contemporary rooms overlooking...
The Brando, a unique resort and model of sustainable technology, located on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, and a product of the late Marlon Brando’s vision, is proud to announce...
Flanked by a shopping mall and two championship golf courses, Raffles Hainan opened September 1 as the top-end choice within the Chinese megaresort Clearwater Bay. Why to Go: If you are traveling in...
Now through October 31, guests who book any villa at the Song Saa Private Island resort in Cambodia can take advantage of a three-, five-, or seven-night wellness retreat included in the cost of...
Shenzhen typically attracts domestic tourists and business travelers, but Western leisure guests are also finding their way to the city. The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen opened this month amidst a sea...
The new Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu opened this month, steps from the Temple of Confucius, the Mansion of Confucius, and the Cemetery of Confucius, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Sites in...
Net-a-Porter.com , the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer, and MrPorter.com , the global retail destination for men's style, have joined forces with The Upper House Hong Kong to provide...
The Shangri-La Group has opened its third hotel in Shanghai: the soaring 60-story Jing An Shangri-La . Located on the city’s west side, in proximity to the Jing An Temple and Jing An Park, the hotel...
Less than two months old, Amanusa's 10 new villas are on offer for rent. The three- to six-bedroom private dwellings sit adjacent to the legendary resort, which opened in 1992 with 35 rooms. Each of...
For the die-hard surfing enthusiast, the Four Seasons Maldives is offering a set of exclusive getaway packages to its third annual surfing championship, in Kuda Haraa. The event, which takes place...
Oracella , the latest river cruiser from Orient-Express , was built to capture the pioneering spirit. At just 200 feet long, the ship’s small size allows it to sail through remote destinations in...
Tranquility in Shanghai may sound like an oxymoron, but the new Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund delivers just that from its secluded perch at a northerly bend of the Huangpu River. All 118 rooms and...
AGRA, INDIA The Oberoi Amarvilas Just 2,000 feet from the Taj Mahal, this respite from tourist-overrun Agra is surrounded by 9 acres of terraced gardens, fountains, and reflection pools. Each of the...
The Park Hyatt Busan has opened in the Haeundae Marine City section of Busan, overlooking the ocean and the Gwangan Bridge. The hotel offers the largest rooms and suites in the South Korean city. The...

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