Idyllic Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean islands have it all: luxurious beachfront resorts, flavour-packed cuisine, superb entertainment, amazing wildlife and captivating culture. For help deciding where to take your luxury break, take a look at this guide to the top destinations.
The land of smiles is home to beautiful beaches, rejuvenating massages and health treatments, delicious noodle dishes, coconut-based curries, majestic elephants, floating markets and magnificent temples
Ride an elephant, snorkel, dive or relax on the beach, before enjoying an evening meal or drink with the sand between your toes in one of the country’s most luxurious resorts. Then visit Bangkok, the capital, to immerse yourself in the country’s culture and experience some unforgettable sights.
For a true taste of Thailand, stay in a luxurious beachside bungalow set amid tropical gardens.
Malaysia is home to incredible beaches, tropical jungles and unique delicious cuisine. Wildlife-lovers can visit orangutans in their native environment and swim with turtles in the warm clear waters, while adventurers will want to take a trip inland to explore the country’s highlands and tea plantations.
Beach lovers, meanwhile, may prefer to just lie back and let their troubles drift away on tropical beaches, while the ocean laps at their feet.
Cherating Beach provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the full diversity that Malaysia has to offer. Stay in a luxurious wooden bungalow on stilts for a truly magical Malaysian holiday.
The archipelago of Indonesia comprises around 17,500 islands, of which around 6,000 are inhabited. The most famous is Bali, home to long unspoilt beaches, abundant bougainvillea, breath-taking temples and the artistic and cultural wonders of the Ubud area.
Visitors seeking total relaxation will enjoy the paradise of Bintan Island, where luxury, pampering and tranquillity combine, for ultimate rejuvenation. Visitors can also enjoy Indonesian wood craftsmanship, as displayed in the décor of some of the area’s top hotels.
The island nation of the Maldives provides an unforgettable tropical island break. Often said to be among the most beautiful in the world, the islands offer clear waters and stunning lagoons, with amazing diving and snorkelling opportunities, soft sands, numerous leisure opportunities and even the chance to lie back and do absolutely nothing at all.
Holidaymakers looking for a destination that combines all the above, plus a stunning coral reef, amazing snorkelling and diving, spectacular mountain scenery and a rich and varied culture, will never forget the time they spend in tropical Mauritius.
Considered one of the world’s premier luxury tourism destinations, visitors can stay in a selection of elegant villas or bungalows.
Customers looking to book a luxury Asian or Indian Ocean holiday for this year can benefit from a number of offers currently available – for more information visit Club Med.