AFTER the debut of their private jets and extravagant culinary tours, Four Seasons is set to launch their own private island resort in the stunning UNESCO reserve of Voovah, Baa Atoll within the Maldives.
The resort, which will open its doors later this year, is the first private island property for Four Seasons and is completely and totally isolated from any sign of habitation.
The remote hotel will have only seven bedrooms as well as a Beach House, a Dive Centre, an Ocean of Consciousness Spa and a 62-foot yacht that extends through the brilliantly blue reserve.
Guests are encouraged to treat the whole island as theirs, or book the resort as a secluded party venue. Dining on the island is tailored to suit the mood of guests.
Meanwhile, Shangri-La opened a stunning 300-room beachfront resort in Ambalantota within the sleepy province of Hambantota.
The retreat sits on a former coconut plantation, overlooks the Indian Ocean, and is fringed by swaying coconut trees. The property is also nearby many national parks, where guests can witness rare wildlife and exotic birds.
Rooms are modern but showcase a hint of traditional bamboo and wood accents in flooring and furniture details. Looking out the window, guests are not only treated to an ocean view, but also that of peacocks roaming the gardens below.
Sri Lanka’s quiet southern coast is home to quaint fishing villages, peaceful beaches, historic temples and some of the country’s most hospitable locals.
Thirdly, in Phuket, Marriott launched an exclusive 180-room resort along Nai Yang Beach surrounded by the lush green rainforest of Sirinat National Park.
Guests can choose between traditional Thai-style rooms with soothing earth tones or rooms with a sleeker interior. Both options offer modern amenities including high-speed internet and satellite TV.
Guests can also stop by Quan Spa for a relaxing body scrub, body wrap, foot bath, facial or even attend massage lessons to apply traditional Thai reflexology techniques at home.