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5 Luxury Hideaways in Southeast Asia

The stresses of work and daily living eventually take its toll on everyone. Luckily, there are many places to go to, to getaway from it all, even for just a while.

The following are the most secluded escapes from 5 Southeast Asian countries. They guarantee serenity, relaxation and luxury with every stay.

Song Saa, Cambodia

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Song Saa is Khmer for “The Sweethearts”, which aptly described the two private islands that lie side by side, only connected by a footbridge.


  • Over-Water, Jungle and Ocean-View villas built with sustainable materials
  • footbridge over a marine reserve (with tropical fishes, turtles and seahorses)
  • world-class restaurant and lounge, spectacularly positioned just off the island’s shoreline and surrounded by sea
  • large infinity edge swimming pool
  • spa and wellness sanctuaries positioned in the rainforest and along the shore
  • yoga and meditation centre on the shoreline, ideal for yoga at sunrise
  • water-sports such as kayaking, snorkelling, and boating
  • fascinating ecological program to experience the area’s flora and fauna
  • an exclusive island boutique featuring designer labels from around the world, luxury body care products, and local art works

Location: Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia
Rates: $1,596–$1,836 a night

Pulau Joyo, Indonesia


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Featured as one of the most private islands in Conde Nast Traveller, Pulau Joyo offers an atmosphere of quaint exclusivity and barefoot sophistication. Surrounded by white sand beaches and the clear blue sea, Pulau Joyo is dubbed as a classic Robinson Crusoe island.


  • 4 huge Driftwood Palaces which perfectly catch the island breeze
  • Each Palace has one King sized bed , an ensuite shower and bathroom and a Balinese day-bed
  • spacious living area and sea-view terraces furnished with sun-loungers and sofas
  • Resort capacity is only up to 28 guests, so it is very exclusive
  • 20 highly trained resort staff

Location: Riau Archipelago, Indonesia
Rates: starts at $700+

Amanpulo, Philippines

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Amanpulo is quietly tucked away 288 kilometers south of  the Manila. One of the most elite resorts in the Philippines, Amanpulo stays true to the vision of all Aman Resorts. It combines opulence with the natural charms of the lush surroundings.


  • casitas situated on the beach, among treetops and the hillside, overlooking the Sulu Sea.
  • private buggy transport for every casita
  • Aman Spa with magnificent views, yoga, meditation, pilates and fitness studios
  • Sea sports hut with a great variety of watersports offerings
  • Dive centre that offers PADI courses from introductory to divemaster levels
  • Kawayan bar, a bamboo raft afloat on the Sulu Sea, perfect for hosting picnics and private barbeques

Location: Pamiclan Island, Palawan, Philippines
Rates: $900-$5500

Soneva Kiri, Thailand


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On a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand is the Soneva Kiri. Soneva Kiri is a resort that espouses eco-luxury through the philosophy of “SLOW LIFE” or Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wholesome Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences.


  • private airplane transfers from Suvarnabhum to the resort
  • about 2,000 square feet of villas
  • surrounded by lush jungle, coral gardens and white sand beach
  • all-day Tree Pod Dining
  • Cinema Paradiso (outdoor cinema)
  • super delux spa
  • state of the art observatory
  • treetop
  • bars that are always open for chocolate and ice cream (60 varietyes to choose from)

Location: Koh Kood, Thailand
Rates: start at $1,237 per night

The Nam Hai, Vietnam 

Nam Hai resort

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The tranquil area along the beautiful China beach is home to The Nam Hai resort. Its oceanfront location combines resort luxury with the nearby cultural attractions of  three UNESCO world heritage sites: the town of Hoi An, the imperial capital of Hue and My Son’s legendary ruins from the Cham Kingdom.


  • 60 guesthouses and 4o pool villas (each with ensuite facilities, spacious areas and walk-in closet)
  • lush landscapes
  • views of the South China Sea and Cham Islands
  • 3 beachfront swimming pools
  • golf at The Montgomerie Links
  • spa services
  • 4 tennis courts

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Rates: $500-$1800


Final Thoughts

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