Asia is a hot destination for many tourists. The beaches and low prices combine with a fascinating culture to create the perfect place to spend your vacation. It doesn’t matter who you are, chances are high you’ll love the beautiful countries in this part of the world. The hardest part is choosing a beachfront hotel. Fortunately, there are a few standouts.
1. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives, Maldives
Just off an amazing coral reef, this island resort is only accessible by seaplane. It features two spas, resort rooms spread out over two different islands and 11 bars and restaurants. You’ll want to try the Undersea Restaurant where sharks and manta rays swim over your head as you eat. Diving and snorkeling are two favorite past times here, but if you don’t want to get wet, there’s also a submarine.
2. Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Boracay Island, Philippines
Accessible only by boat, this amazing resort is the only deluxe resort available on Boracay Island. Natural elements are found in every aspect of the décor here, from lights designed with capiz shells from local beaches to the broad windows showing off the sea just outside. The spa village awaits your complete relaxation, but the food is what really sells the resort.
3. St. Regis Bali Resort, Denpasar, Indonesia
Bali is known for being laid back and the St. Regis resort is no exception. 123 gorgeous villas and suites are set around saltwater lagoons so you are never far from the water. Every room has an incredible view of either water or the gardens. There is a spa and even a center for children so parents can enjoy the bar or pool alone.
4. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu, Philippines
The Shangri-La resort in Cebu is peaceful and relaxing. You can spend your entire visit on the amazing white sand beach that curves around the resort or splash in the pool for a while. There is a top quality restaurant on the grounds and more places to eat just a short walk away. The resort offers a Marine Sanctuary where you can take a snorkeling tour and see the underwater sites.
5. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, Hua Thanon, Thailand
Located at the northwestern point of Laem Yai Bay, the Four Seasons Resort is almost too picturesque to be real. 60 lovely villas are set into the hillside overlooking the bay and the Gulf of Thailand. Each villa features a deck, daybeds with shade and a wine refrigerator. Plunge pools are part of the appeal of the resort, but you can also wander down to the private beach where the main infinity pool is and sidle up to the beach bar or just sunbathe on one of the daybeds there.
6. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
If your dream vacation involves food and beaches, the JW Marriot in Phuket is just the place for your next vacation. Featuring 11 bars and restaurants, the resort is the perfect spot to enjoy delightful meals. There is even an on-site culinary school, Ginja Cook, where you can learn to make your favorite Thai dishes. When not eating, relax in the pool or at the beach. The rooms are lovely, but nothing compared to what awaits outside your door.
7. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Bali, Indonesia
The Balie Kuta resort offers all the amenities you have come to expect from a Sheraton hotel. Poised above the Kuta Beach, the resort’s villas have incredible views of Bali Strait. Just outside the door is a tropical courtyard where you can enjoy time with friends and family or head to the pool.
8. Asia Pattaya Hotel, Pattaya City, Thailand
Want your own little piece of paradise? Then you will enjoy the Asia Pattaya Hotel. It sits just above the beach, overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. With its own private golf course and tennis courts, you can stay active here, even when not on the beach. The hotel is on 22 acres of land. The Neptune Discotheque is the perfect place to hang out once the sun goes down.
9. Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
An elegant beach resort, Victoria Phan Thiet is high on the list of luxury hotels in Vietnam. It is located in a small fishing village, not far from the larger city of Ho Chi Minh City. Set into the tranquil countryside, you will enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches, as well as the extremely comfortable rooms.
10. Banyan Tree Phuket, Phuket, Thailand
The Banyan Tree resort was built on rehabilitated wasteland. It has the feel of a traditional Thai village, with luxury villas offering privacy. While there is a saltwater lagoon to enjoy, Bangtao Bay and its amazing beach is right next to the resort. Each deluxe resort villa has its own private infinity pool and butler service. You can even have a chef cook for you in your two bedroom home away from home. Those who opt for one of the cheaper villas will still enjoy amazing food at the in-house restaurant.
Throughout Asia, you will find some of the most amazing beaches in the world. Where there are beaches, there are often hotels. The resorts listed here will give you plenty of value for your money. Do you know any other Asian beach hotels and resorts?