Asia & the Pacific

Hollyford Track is offering a unique opportunity to explore New Zealand’s Hollyford Valley and Milford Sound on its One-Day Guided Heli-Hike Adventure: a personal helicopter trip that transports...
The Peninsula Shanghai is the first new building in the city’s riverfront Bund district in more than 60 years. The 15-story Art Deco–style hotel sits across the Huangpu River from the Pudong district...
The recent explosion of resort construction in the Maldives has been concentrated in the now-crowded central atolls, leaving the island nation’s southern reaches relatively untouched. Alila Villas...
The Eco Villa at Six Senses’ Soneva Kiri resort is best identified by what it lacks: carbon emissions. This environmentally friendly accommodation—which Six Senses intends as a prototype for its...
Few experiences could be more soothing than the Sacred Water Ritual at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. The three-hour massage takes place in one of the resort’s four above-water...
The restored British Colonial buildings that mark the entrance to Capella Singapore shield an even greater architectural treasure. After passing through the 18th-century structures, which house the...
In 2007, Emirates Hotels & Resorts purchased a 4,000-acre site in Australia’s Blue Mountains with the intention of building a resort-cum–conservation project. Two years later, the new Wolgan...
Two months after the Bali provincial administration placed a temporary moratorium on permits for new hotel construction, Alila Villas Uluwatu opened on the island’s Bukit Peninsula. The 35-acre...
Ancient banyan trees and 17,000 swaying palms shade the trails at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives. The resident biologist at the private-island resort leads tours along the...
At Fiji’s Laucala Island resort, Austrian businessman Dietrich Mateschitz has spared no expense in developing this private island, and his concept—to build a limited number of Accommodations , leave...
At 101 stories and 1,614 feet high, the Shanghai World Financial Center is the planet’s second-tallest building, after the slightly loftier Taipei 101. But the Shanghai structure holds top bragging...
Ever-elusive hotelier Christina Ong (Metropolitan London and Bangkok, Parrot Cay and Cocoa Island) took over this secluded property in 2005, transforming it into one of Bali’s first and most lavish...
The Hideaway’s bamboo-shuttered villas, which are scattered throughout the property, feature floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open to let night breezes and ocean noises inside. The Presidential...
The Four Seasons, located in the Mae Rim Valley 20 minutes from Chiang Mai, consists of a collection of pavilions arranged in the manner of one of the region’s small hillside villages. Instead of a...
Wildflower Hall’s exotic surroundings make the resort’s comforts—butler service and high tea at 4 p.m.—all the more inviting. One of the spa’s new offerings is the two-and-a-half-hour Himalayan...
A working sheep farm for more than 150 years, Wharekauhau (pronounced Forry-ko-ho) spans a 16-mile stretch on North Island’s southeast coast. Despite its size, the estate feels intimate. Visitors can...
Set on a forested hill above the city, Uma Paro’s tiered roofs and intricate window treatments and woodwork mimic the ancient monastery Drukgyel Dzong. The resort appears to have been part of the...
Anchored by a mansion that has been refurbished in a modern Asian style, the seven-acre estate includes a swimming pool, a pool house, and a beach and dock on the river. The River House’s five suites...
A canopied boat ferries guests across the lake to the resort, which, in the style of a Rajasthani palace, features soaring pavilions, thick wooden and brass doors, and giant cupolas inlaid with lapis...
Paratiho’s hub is a palatial main lodge with a spa, lounge, and library inside and a croquet lawn, putting green, and infinity pool outside. Flanking the lodge are the resort’s six one-bedroom suites...
Salmon fishing and sailing on Lake Wakatipu is possible just steps from the main lodge at Blanket Bay, an intimate alpine resort set on 65,000 acres on New Zealand’s South Island. Guests at Blanket...
Nearly everything at the 113-room Landmark Mandarin Oriental—designed by Adam Tihany and located in the heart of the Hong Kong’s financial district—ope Rates via the push of a button. At a touch, you...
Straying from Amanresorts’ less-is-more aesthetic, the Aman at Summer Palace abounds with brightly lacquered imperial furnishings. The Beijing hotel is set within century-old buildings adjacent to a...
The St. Regis Singapore is the first major luxury hotel to be built on this tiny island nation in 10 years. Though it strives to meet the global business traveler’s every need, the 229-room property...
Visitors arrive at The Peninsula Tokyo in green Rolls-Royce Phantoms, the Hong Kong–based hotel group’s signature cars. Managers then usher their guests into the hotel’s cavernous lobby, where...
Set along the banks of the Waikato River, this 17-acre resort on New Zealand’s North Island regularly records trout catches of 10 pounds or more from the region’s waters. Huka Lodge, which opened as...
As with the resort town of Hakone, Japan, water is central to the experience at Gora Kadan, where guests are never more than a few steps from a bath or pool. Several of the resort’s 23 guest rooms...
Guests at Amanjiwo—a 35-suite resort in a jungle not far from Yogyakarta—receive exclusive morning access to the breathtaking ancient temple Borobudur. The guided tours are followed by a 90-minute...
Trisara’s various water features flow throughout tropical gardens at the resort, which stretches along a cliff above a private beach on the Andaman Sea. Each of the villas and 18 suites has a...
Guests of the Wakaya Club—the only resort on the 2,200-acre private isle in the Koro Sea—spend their days swimming and kayaking near the shoreline, snorkeling and scuba diving along the surrounding...

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