THERE’S no doubt Asia, as Earth’s largest and most populous continent, is home to some of the most desirable vacation destinations on the planet.
The region is a collective of stunning landscapes, rich history, and a wonderfully diverse make-up, and each nation is tied together only by geographical boundaries.
Though exciting, the sheer volume of Asia can be overwhelming, and the tricky business comes in settling on the perfect travel destination, and most importantly, finding the property that checks all the right boxes.
Whether you’re jetting off for a family holiday, looking for an immersive cultural experience or itching for some alone time with your significant other, you’ll want a haven from which to unravel in after a day of battling brutal sun rays.
For the well-heeled, the experts over at ONYX Hospitality Group, one of Thailand’s most famed and successful hospitality companies, will have you covered.
Amari, the group’s flagship hotel and resort brand and a name synonymous with Thai hospitality, is leading the sandy, palm-tree-lined way in luxury accommodation across the continent.
With indulgent properties spread across Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Maldives, the tropical heart of the Indian Ocean, Amari offers luxurious delights for the discerning traveller.
Inspired? Experience the colours and rhythms of modern Asia from the five-star comfort of these Amari getaways:
Known for its unquestionable beauty and tranquility, the Maldives are a sure favourite for honeymooners across the globe. Yet, unbeknownst to many, secluded in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, resides one of the most preserved islands in the Maldivian archipelago – the private island of Amari Havodda.
The tropical paradise hosts a luxury resort as well as overwater villas, perfect for couples looking for their very own hideaway. Pick from one of 120 luxury villas, each one exuding warmth and opulence, and inspired by traditional Maldivian architecture.
Hammocks and day beds provide the perfect spot for coffee and cuddles at sunrise or champagne toasts to the future at sunset. To cool off, wooden steps from your private terrace will take you straight into the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean.
After a day in the sunshine, unwind at the Breeze Spa, where head-to-toe treatments will ensure you leave feeling indulged, relaxed and glowing, ready for the next adventure.
If you’re looking to surprise your love, request a private Destination Dining experience, specially put together by a team of eager-to-please resort staff. Surrounded by moonlit water, the swish of exotic fish, and powdered sand that caress your feet, you’ll find yourselves even more in love, not just with each other but with the island too.
The culture-rich, urban jungle of Johor Bahru lies in the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula. With its perfect blend of modern and traditional, Johor Bahru entices a wealth of tourists, including those looking for a fun-filled family holiday.
Johor Bahru is a hub for keen urban explorers and families who want to create joyous memories for their children. Situated right in the center of town, Amari Johor Bahru is conveniently located near Legoland , Sanrio Hello Kitty World, The Little Big Club and just across the road from Komtar JBCC, home to the Angry Birds activity park.
The hotel towers over a bustling commercial district just 30 minutes from the Senai International Airport and a short walk from the JB Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT), which will take you to Singapore.
The central location means superb transport links and cutting down on travelling time, which will surely keep the little ones happy.
After a busy day meeting all the kids’ favourite characters at Johor Bahru’s wealth of theme parks, Amari will welcome you back with signature dishes from the Amaya Food Gallery. With live cooking stations offering fast and flavoursome international and Asian cuisines, there is something for even the fussiest eaters.
Stay in one of Amari Johor Bahru’s tastefully furnished rooms, with free WIFI and 24-hour facilities, to make the most of your stay in Malaysia.
Ever wanted to plan a big group holiday, but every time you get a step closer, someone throws in a preference of what they want? Well forget about those dark times, because the Amari Galle in Sri Lanka will please everyone from culture seekers to sun-sponges, and deep-water divers to biking enthusiasts.
The hotel offers guaranteed sea view rooms and suites, an expansive ocean facing pool and a rooftop bar, for those looking to while away the days relaxing, sipping bespoke cocktails.
If you’re looking to absorb the culture in between relaxing, head into Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest remaining European fortress in Asia. If you’re feeling particularly active, why not take a tuk-tuk ride to the shores of nearby Unawatuna and delve into traditional fishing, diving and boating.
The mix of pure tranquility and activities will ensure even the most restless of holiday-goers have something to enjoy.
Situated in the heart-stirring scenery of Yangshuo’s karst mountains, Amari Yangshuo provides travellers with luxury accommodation in the very core of the cultural district. The fact it is surrounded by pinnacles like the Green Lotus Peak (Bilian Feng) makes this resort perfect for hikers, river trailers and those wanting to experience nature’s awe-inspiring wonders.
Immersed in the picture-perfect landscape of limestone peaks in Yangshuo, the southern Chinese region of Guilin is known for its traditional Chinese paintings, classical poetry and even the design of the 20 yuan note. This destination is a true cultural hub just waiting to be explored.
Craft and cultural admirers should not miss a visit to Fuli Town, home to painted paper fans and a preserved ancient community where the traditional way of life in old stone houses can still be witnessed.
Amari Yangshuo is located right next to West Street, a central location with strong historical significance. Filled with restaurants, shops and bars, the bustling street is a combination of local architecture and contemporary design.
There is never a bad time to vacation, in fact there is a whole plethora of reasons one might need a getaway. Amari’s hotels and resorts will look after your every need and indulge your delights. Each of the hotels are in the heart of beautiful destinations and will surely leave you feeling cultured and relaxed.