Belmond’s hospitality is unrivaled in terms of customer experience and pure luxury. Belmond brings together some of the world’s most sensational journeys and destinations through 49 iconic hotels, eight luxury tourist trains including the Eastern & Oriental Express and three river cruises. Belmond also operates ‘21’ Club, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.
At Belmond, it is all about you. Every detail, from the sprig of thyme in your cocktail to the bespoke dining experiences set on powdered sands, Belmond is redefining luxury travel and celebrating “the art of savoir-vivre”.
Asia is home to some of Belmond’s most exclusive properties: some located on beachfronts by glistening waters and the warm sea breeze; others encircled by emerald forests.
Through four decades of hosting many different personalities, from curious culture chasers to ultimate relaxation revelers, Belmond understands that your experience matters most.
Here are five of Belmond’s most idyllic, serene and mystifying hotels, set in beautiful Asia.
Belmond Napasai – Thailand
For travelers wanting to experience a retreat nestled between the jungle and silver sandy private beaches, Belmond Napasai resort on the northern side of Koh Samui is the ideal location.
Your stay can be as tranquil or energetic as you please. Perhaps you would like to dive into the resort’s action-packed activities and explore 43 acres of luscious jade gardens. Or let the professionals look after you in the botanical spa, and find your inner glow through deep tissue massages and a five flowers scrub. This type of holistic therapy is still very popular with the Thai royal family.
When you have worked up an appetite, either by practicing yoga, exploring the gardens or simply relaxing, why not head down to one of Napasai’s delectable restaurants? Savouring the spices of Southeast Asia is a must and Napasai offers them all.
Belmond Governor’s Residence – Myanmar
At Belmond Governor’s Residence, you can relax in the air of Yangon, surrounded by timeless, colonial-style treasures.
The 1920s style, dating from the British colonial era, whisks you back to a simpler time. Days seem longer at this hotel and nights are full of enchantment, to truly make your stay memorable.
With an in-house travel desk, the staff at Governor’s can help you plan the perfect mini-adventure, whether it is trekking through the forest or paying a respect at Shwedagon during sunset.
Belmond Governor’s Residence also offer an epic voyage on a river cruise, called Belmond Road to Mandalay, where you can cruise along Myanmar’s most fabled river – the Ayeyarwady. Equipped with a top deck cocktail bar, a swimming pool to cool off in the sweet tropical heat, and only 46 cabins – to ensure it’s an intimate experience.
Something not to missed in this beautiful part of Burma is the culinary excellence, which is certain to make your tastebuds dance. The Belmond Governor’s Residence restaurants promise to tempt you at every hour with the delicacies of Myanmar, mixed with a fresh Mediterranean twist.
You can take in all the richness and energy of the city of Yangon, with a uniquely peaceful, private retreat as your base.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri – Bali
Lush jungle hugs Belmond Jimbaran Puri from behind, while warm waves from the Indian Ocean, lapping at the golden sand, gently embrace it from the front.
The resort is a wonderous hidden paradise of cottages and villas made from local bamboo and thatched with forested alang-alang – you can feel close to nature while dabbling in ultimate luxury.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri promises to create endless, cherished memories for you. From a heavenly massage by the crystal water to relaxing in the natural aromatic frangipani scented garden, the resort will help relieve any stresses you felt before your stay.
Direct your senses on a culinary path of exploration. Belmond Jimbaran Puri’s onsite restaurants offer vibrant and colorful Indonesian flavors. The chefs at the moonlit beach restaurants in the resort weave piquant Indonesian spices into classic French cuisine to create your new favorite dish.
A choice of luxury cottages and deluxe villas equipped with a private pool will leave you feeling ultra-chilled throughout your vacation.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor – Cambodia
A fusion of ancient architecture and spirituality meets a calm and contemporary style at Belmond La Residence d’Angkor to create an elegant and discreet luxury experience in the middle of the city.
Centrally located in Siem Reap, vacationers can experience the largest religious monument in the world – the bustling Angkor Wat temple – and the tranquillity of a leafy resort in one stay. The perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, right on your luxury villa doorstep, makes this a great choice for families, honeymooners and those looking for the best of both worlds. Hotel-organized full day tours allow you to explore intricate sandstone temples, delve into hidden gems of the city and explore the luscious ecosystem of the Cambodian outdoors.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor has also designed a mystery dine-around tour that will leave you delightfully full. Start your gourmet adventure with an amuse-bouche in the resort’s Martini Bar, before being whisked away by tuk-tuk through Siem Reap’s vibrant nightlife to four locations to savor Khmer specialties.
Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao – Luang Prabang, Laos
The mountains of Laos provide stunning waterfalls that will make your heart pound.
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao enchants its guests with mesmerizing views across dense jungle, which can be admired from the hotel’s freshwater infinity pool, teetering on the mountain edge.
The hotel offers a sanctuary of serenity in the mountains of Laos but also recognizes Laos’s commitment to responsible tourism by offering local tours to seemingly forgotten areas.
Instead of rallying around the busy areas of Laos, La Residence Phou Vao offers tours into picturesque towns to catch a glimpse of the old-world charm; from learning traditional farming techniques to understanding the methods of producing Laos’s punchy whiskey, Lao-Lao.
If you are visiting with a special someone, take time to explore Luang Prabang’s gushing waterfalls, followed by a romantic Euro-Asian inspired dinner, lit by 500 candles. Could this be the perfect setting to ask a special question?
Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao, also offer a two hour sunset cruise along a stretch of the Mekong River. Welcomed by a complimentary cocktail, you can relax under the firey sunset skies and watch the river banks bustle with locals finishing their day.
These stunning hotels provide unique experiences for every individual guest. Each culinary delight, planned tour, bespoke cocktail and luxury villa has been crafted with you in mind. Book your next luxury vacation with Belmond and let them take care of your every need.