Three of South East Asia's new luxury resorts
From Bali and Phuket to the Fijian island Viti Levu
As more people start to travel, the need for new resorts continues to soar, particularly in South East Asia, where a majority of new travellers are visiting.
A trio of new resorts which have recently opened feature the best the region has to offer, from the pristine beaches and fine cuisine to unique architecture.
Nanuku Resort & Spa – Fiji
Located on the main island Viti Levu — a two-hour drive from Nadi, Fiji's international gateway — the $25 million hotel is the only all inclusive 'all-villa' boutique resort.
The stunning resort offers a variety of activities, including Fijian village visits, kava ceremonies, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
Located on 55 acres around the pristine Beqa Lagoon, the resort offers couples and families two-tiered choice of accommodations — the Vunikau Residence located on a volcanic edge overlooking the blue lagoon, and Beachfront residences. Nanuku also offers personal butlers, personal fitness trainers, private nannies and customized experiences.
The Anantara Phuket Layan Resort & Spa – Phuket
Located on the northwest coast of Phuket of Layan Beach in Bang Toa Bay, the new resort marks the second Anantara property opening in the Thai resort island of Phuket.
The resort is comprised of 77 suites and villas located on 400 meters of secluded beach, and features a two-bedroom Family Pool Villa, two bedroom Pool Villas and a vast 485 square meter Anantara Pool Villa. Each of the 47 villas has a private pool and come with a personal Villa Host available 24 hours a day.
In addition to the beautiful beach, The Anantara Phuket Layan has several food and beverage options, from all-day dining and Thai tapas to light poolside snacks. The hotel also has a 'Dining by Design' program which features a menu by a personal chef, and served at a table for two in special locations, from a deserted enclave to a romantic deck on a cliff edge.
Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar – Bali
The new 306-room Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar, which opened in Sanur — one of Bali's most exclusive areas — is one of 20 hotels that Swiss-Belhotel International plans to open this year. The hotel is located in Sanur town about five minutes from the beach.
The resort features 'contemporary Balinese-styled rooms and suites' overlooking a lagoon pool or plunge pool. The main restaurant features a menu of international, Asian and Indonesian cuisine complimented by a comfortable lobby lounge.
Sanur's beach even has a 3km long strip including shopping and dining outlets, where guests can take a stroll along the promenade.