5 new resorts in the Asia Pacific perfect for your 2018 vacation


Dream of laying on beaches all day under the warm sun? Here are five places in Asia-Pacific where you can do just that. Source: Shifaaz Shamoon / Unsplash

ASIA PACIFIC has its fair share of glorious vacation resorts, from hilly eco retreats to beachfront villas and wellness spas to adventure lodges.

You’d probably have to be traveling every day for the rest of your life to experience all of them (wouldn’t that be nice), but here are five new and very noteworthy resorts that will make you want to take a sabbatical from the everyday grind and chill in luxury tranquil style.

Lotte Arai Ski resort, Japan

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This ski resort closed back in 2006 and reopened late last year under the management of the Korean Lotte Group.

The resort has award-winning hotels with nearly 250 rooms, a luxurious spa for post-slope indulgence, a variety of restaurants, shopping stores, and an international ski school. So, no matter your ability, you can enjoy the slopes.

Lotte Arai strives to be Asia’s best ski resort and it’s certainly getting there. After the renovation, the resort opened with five ski lifts and added an impressive 951 meters of vertical descent to its 11 pistes.

There are also year-round activities to take part at the resort. From spring to autumn, you can ride the country’s largest zip-line, as well as taking part in tree-top adventures and indoor bouldering and tubing activities.

7 Secrets Resort and Wellness Retreat, Indonesia

Located in the idyllic Nipah Bay in Lombok, the resort looks out across the tranquil Lombok Strait from the white sands that encompass the resort.

If you’ve dreamed of heading to Bali, but you’re unsure about the bustle and busyness of the well-known island, then this wellness retreat is the best alternative.

The resort offers private, exclusive and ultimate luxury. Exquisitely designed in a modem contemporary style, each suite offers double vanity basins, unique minibar and wine cellar options, in-room five-course dinners and breakfast in bed, handcrafted furniture, personalized butler experience, espresso machine, high-speed WiFi and stunning views. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Six Senses, Fiji

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Set to open in April this year, this resort is a real anticipation-teaser. Six Senses can be found on Malolo Island, which forms part of the Mamanuca Island archipelago.

The resort offers 24 spacious private pool villas, perfect for escaping the real world for a week or two.

The island is also surrounded by crystal clear waters and powdery-sand beaches to sun yourself on, but the main attraction here is the spa.

Set in the surroundings of a traditional Fijian village, the spa’s charm relaxes you before the treatments even begin. Skilled therapists use a variety of natural products to provide an indulgent range of signature treatments from massages to facials and much more.

Mövenpick Resort and Spa, Philippines

Since opening last December, this resort has been busy making vacations dreamy. The resort has its own private 200-meter-long beach and the islands largest multi-level swimming pool for 3,300 square meters of pure aqua lounging.

For dinner why not try out one of the tantalizing seven on-site restaurants serving up Korean, Japanese, Italian and traditional English-pub-grub?

The Sol Marina Beach Club is the place to go partying on the island, with international dance acts and DJs showcasing throughout the year.

Revivo, Bali

Nestled amidst the breezy hills of Nusa Dua in south Bali, Revivo Wellness Resort boasts three stunning villas which are home to the fitness center, bars, restaurants and a spa.

Guests can choose from 16 Balinese-style suites comprising of six garden suites, eight courtyard suites, and two private pool suites.

The spa focuses on holistic treatments for the mind, body, and spirit. REVIVO resort aspires to achieve any notions of “healing”, mind training and self-awareness, as opposed to treating guests with specific illnesses or injuries.

When the resort opens in March, guests can enjoy full luxury facilities which also induced an impressive yoga barn and martial arts hall.