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7 Exotic Beachfront Hotels In Asia

Friday, June 15, 2018
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It is definitely not easy to break down only 7 of the best beachfront property, so keep on checking here every month for the list that will keep growing. Every month, I will add 7 exotic beachfront hotels across the world. I couldn’t help but naming the exotic beachfront hotels from a sustainable point of view. From Cambodia to Maldives to hidden gem Bawah Island to the wildness in Sumba Island. Which is your favorite?

SONG SA – CAMBODIA

In Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong Archipelago, two pristine islands lie side by side. They are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. The Song Saa Private Island is as seductive as the name implies. Think intimate. Think luxurious. But above all think harmony – with all the elements of nature that make this place so special.
While the island feels secluded, it is only 35 to 40 minutes away from Sihanoukville on the resort’s luxurious speedboat.
Song Saa Private Island provides luxury transfers in our fleet of BMW 5 Series from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. Journey time is approximately 3.5 hours.

A GUIDE TO CAMBODIA

Everything you need to know about Cambodia 

GILI LANKANFUSHI – MALDIVES

In a successful attempt to save the world, Gili Lankanfushi’s barefoot luxury island is only 20 minutes away from Male and is one of the best sustainable island in Maldives and is home to the largest standalone overwater villa in The Maldives. Gili Lankanfushi not only encourage guests to practice being sustainable during their stay, but to also bring home these responsible initiatives to practice and to adopt this way of living in their daily lives, to help make this world a beautiful one to live in.

A GILI LANKANFUSHI STORY

Inside the largest over water villa in Maldives

NIHI SUMBA – INDONESIA

Sumba is 400km East of Bali with easy access in a brand new Sky Team Garuda Bombardier jet taking 50 minutes. This is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived. Where rugged luxury meets unregulated freedom. A place to connect with something larger than oneself. A haven for the adventurer, for the wanderer. The endlessly passionate and curious. Arrive with an open heart and leave changed forever. This is vacation with a purpose. A destination with meaning. This is Nihi Sumba. 

A GUIDE TO SUMBA ISLAND

Everything you need to know about Sumba Island

SIX SENSES NIHN VAN BAY

Upon arriving at Cam Ranh Airport (CXR), which serves Nha Trang – the closest town to Ninh Van Bay, guests with reservations will be met and transfer arranged. It takes 60-minute by car to the Six Senses Lounge in Nha Trang City. It is then a 20-minute boat ride to Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Ninh Van Bay provides the ultimate seclusion as it is accessible only by water.

Nha Trang is situated 840 miles (1,350 kilometres) from Hanoi (HAN) and 280 miles (450 kilometres) from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN).

A GUIDE TO NIHN VAN BAY

Pushing the reset button in Vietnam

BAWAH ISLAND – INDONESIA

The remote Anambas Archipelago, in which the resort sits, was one of Indonesia’s first marine conservation areas. Visitors arrive via Singapore to Bawah Island, travelling north by ferry (1hr) to the island of Batam, before hopping on a private seaplane for the 1hr 15min ride across the South China Sea. Total journey time is about three hours.

SIX SENSES YAO NOI, KO YAO – THAILAND

Yao Noi Resort, one of the most breathtaking places ever. Transfers between Phuket International Airport and the resort will be by land and water. Guests will be met upon arrival at the airport and will be transferred to the Ao Por Grand Marina by private vehicle in approximately 20 minutes and then by speedboat to the resort in approximately 45 minutes.

The shared scheduled land and water transfer rate is THB 3,000 per person for the round-trip. After November 1, 2018 the rate will be adjusted to THB 3,200 per person for the round-trip. (Please see below timetable, the transfer service is dependent on weather conditions, which may affect departure and arrival times.) 

The private one-way land and water transfer rate from Phuket is THB 12,500. The resort reserves the right to amend all rates.

CEMPEDAK PRIVATE ISLAND – SINGAPORE

Overall journey time from Singapore’s Tanah Merah ferry terminal to Cempedak Island is approximately two and a half hours.

Ferry from Singapore to Bintan Resorts: One hour
Taxi across Bintan from ferry terminal to jetty: One hour
Launch from jetty to Cempedak: Less than half hour

Regular high speed catamaran ferries operate between Singapore and Bintan Resorts (Bandar Bentan Telani). The service takes less than 1 hour and operates at least five times every day. Ferry bookings can be made online: www.brf.com.sg or by email [email protected]. The Tanah Merah ferry terminal in Singapore is 10 minutes from Changi International aiport or 30 minutes from the city centre.

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  1. Ryan Biddulph says:

    What snaps! SE Asia in particular has some amazing, eye-popping beach front views. We flew from NZ to NYC over the past day. Layover in Honolulu. Brilliant! Never seen as clear and turquoise a water as I did while descending yesterday. I look forward to a return trip and to visiting my beloved SE Asia once again.

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