The song says that heaven is a place on earth, but we seem to have found multiple heavens in the form of beach hotel resorts across Asia. These creme de la heavenly creme resorts all feature world-class wellness and signature dining options, as well as pay special attention to their tiniest guests. They all complement & celebrate the landscape that encompasses them and knows that the locations they are nested in areas rich in culture & potential experiences as their facilities are in meaningful luxury. Take a look at these 15 amazing family-friendly beach hotels and resorts in Asia, find your favorite & make your dreams come true!
Words fail us when it comes to Como Uma Canggu, but we will try. Its rooms are elegant, airy masterpieces of combined Asian and Italian design at their "worst" and all that plus jaw-dropping masterpieces of architecture at their best (those penthouses!). Then there's the endless blues and greens, courtesy of both the architects and the surrounding nature. The resort's rich offer includes surf lessons for kids and a ton of other unique Balinese experiences on land & sea!
The resort is comprised of 127 spacious terraces & villas, some of them with private pools & gardens, all of them providing you with serious eye candy (both indoors and outdoors; traditional-Asian- village-meets-modernity architecture + ocean & garden views), opportunities for both wild adventure & organized relaxation and everything in between, as well as activities such as treasure hunts & cooking classes for the youngest vacationers!
Joali is located in a ring-shaped coral reef enclosing a lagoon in the northern Maldives and its white sands, turquoise waters, and coconut palms are only half of the reason to go there. Its high-ceiling villas—beach, luxury beach, pool luxury beach villas and a private duplex beach residence—are a perfect marriage of natural materials and architectural ingenuity and they are fit for kings, queens, and families with kids, who can enjoy treasure hunts, interactive native storytelling days, kids spa and a junior chefs workshop!
Six Senses Fiji settled onto the tropical Malolo Island to provide humans with a heavenly, content-packed escape in one of their private yet open one-bedroom pool villas, multiple room suites or variously awesome residences. It's all rich wood, smooth stone, clear water & pure delight. What's more, the resort is inspiringly self-sustainable and there is a host of different kid and family-specific activities, as well as nannying services (free 8 hours/day for Residence guests!).
Atlantis Sanya is a resort built around the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis and it's majestically ocean-themed: to casually name a few things, there are Underwater Suites with floor to ceiling windows providing a direct view into The Ambassador Lagoon, the Aquaventure Waterpark, The Lost Chambers Aquarium (with over 86,000 marine animals), Dolphin Bay, where kids of all ages and swimming abilities can swim and interact with dolphins and a lot more!
Sala is ideal for those wanting to have a peaceful, private, relaxing holiday. It's all white, light, elegant wooden details and clear pool waters. Each room is a different kind of personal paradise, but there are more than enough heavenly shared spaces as well. Unimpressed by your love of serenity and newly found zen, your kiddos can splash in the kids' pool, paddle and kayak around or explore the 120m-long white sandy beachfront!
Taj Exotica Resort is a "biodiversity hotspot" that stretches over 46 acres of Radhanagar Beach at Havelock Island. Rest in one of the 50 modern luxury villas set on stilts and then explore Asia's only live volcano, Intertidal zones, Tropical forests & Mangroves, dive in the coral reefs, experience one-of-a-kind bird watching and a lot more. There are special Junior Island Explorer programs & recreational services for young guests!
Azerai is located on a verdant islet on the Hau River in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, where it can only be accessed by boat (it's easy to get from the hotel's pier to the city of Can Tho). The rooms are private, open-floor spaces (which can be combined using interconnecting doors) with wide wooden terraces and your own choice of river, lake or garden views. Juniors will be kept busy in an activity-and-content-packed indoor-outdoor area!
When you stay at Rosewood, you stay meters from Thailand's most famed island's beaches in villas and pavilions that organically blend with the landscape and perfectly channel that Thai luxury charm. The only thing separating you from your own private piece of the lush outdoors are floor-to-ceiling windows. While you chill on your daybed surrounded by your infinity pool and wonder how you got so lucky, your tiny kids can do the same at the Rosewood Explorers Club!
Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa, 9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya 20250 Thailand, +66 38 259 099, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa
Located on Koggala Lake in Habaraduwa, five minutes from the celebrated Ahangama Beach, Alila Koggala is an upcoming, boutique, ecologically designed, sustainable, luxurious and serene lakeside resort connected to the nearby city of Galle and the beach with the resort's shuttle service. Kids' Club and The Alila Leisure Concierge team make sure that small & big guests alike have new, enriching experiences along with blissful rest!
Ayana Komodo Resort is set on Labuan Bajo's Waecicu Beach and it's closeness to the Komodo National Park, the only place in the world where your kids can meet reptiles that are more or less actual dragons, is not the only thing that sets it apart. It is the first & only five-star hotel in Komodo and features the world’s largest specially built Phinisi ship for 2-, 3- and 5-night cruises, as well as charter experiences around the islands!
Ayana Komodo, Pantai Waecicu, Labuan Bajo, Komodo, Kabupaten Manggarai Barat, Labuanbajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia 86754, +62 361 702222, www.ayanakomodo.com
Iraph Sui, Luxury Collection's latest addition to their authentically luxurious hospitality family, will be located on the small island of Irabu in the Miyako Island group. It goes without saying that the rooms, suites, amenities and all facilities are varied, but always state-of-the-art. The luxurious serenity of the resort is matched by the luxuriant underwater landscape of the island that resulted from years of volcanic activity! Stay tuned for more info!
Irap Sui, more info here: news.marriott.com/2017/11/luxury-collection-hotels-resorts-set-open-hotel-stunning-beaches-okinawa
Anantara scattered 26 boutique villas across 7 acres of what was, up to now, a less-traveled corner of wonderful Vietnam. Greet the sunrise through the floor-to-ceiling doors and watch as the sun sets over the South China Sea. You can go from being served gourmet street eats by your butler by your private pool to fishing with the locals in a coracle in a heartbeat. More info coming soon!
Another perfect example of Balinese hospitality and the richness of both its indoor & outdoor offer is Wyndham Dreamland Resort, which has a facility for everyone and every occasion (kids can hold their important play meetings at the Kids Club). The guests can choose between deluxe rooms, suites and unbelievable pool villas, which you probably wouldn't even want to leave if the outside wasn't actual paradise.