If the idea of ice, snow, and the stress of feeding your entire clan is just too much for you, then having a Christmas getaway to the tropics might just be your way out. Southeast Asia is just the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle of the season. If you’re looking for some good inspiration as to where you should go, here are some places that’ll surely give you the holiday treat you truly deserve.
- Koh Kood, Thailand: Soneva Kiri
Nestled amidst the pristine tropical island of Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri has luxurious villas that features a private pool and terrace. The place presents an outdoor pool, on-site dining options and a fitness centre. If you want to truly enjoy the relaxing ambiance of the place, simply take a walk on the white-sand beach or pamper yourself with the massage treatments that the place has to offer. Other than that, water sport activities like canoeing and snorkelling can be enjoyed as well. Soneva Kiri is truly a great place to unwind for families and couples alike.
- Ngapali Beach, Myanmar: Sandoway
If you really need peace and quiet, then Sandoway is the place to be. Each architectural detail of the resort simply embodies Myanmar’s charisma, immersing each guest in an atmosphere where comfort, elegance and peace are in full harmony with the environment. What’s more amazing is Sandoway has managed to avoid mass tourism in the past years, allowing it to fully present a rather luxurious and relaxing experience for its guests.
- Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island Resort
Song Saa is among the remote private island resorts off the coast of Cambodia that offers ultra-luxurious villas perched on stilts over the sea, or built into the jungle. Sitting just right in the middle of a hundred hectare marine reserve, guests can simply stroll along the resort’s sun-bleached wooden walkways leading to a champagne bar, an overwater restaurant, and a hilltop spa. Other than that, water sport activities like kayaking and snorkelling are also offered in the resort. The resort only houses 27 overwater villas, allowing their guests to spend the holiday season in serene indulgence.
- Luang Prabang, Laos: Amantaka
The sublime Luang Prabang just wins everyone over with its amazing combination of local traditions, colonial history, relaxing ambiance and mouth-watering food. Amantaka is just close to the centre of Luang Prabang, but the serenity of the place can make you feel like your miles away from the town. Truly a great place to visit if you just want to relax during the rather frantic time of the year.
Christmas is the peak season for most destinations in Southeast Asia, so don’t delay your bookings. Book your trip early, and you’ll be reward with a relaxing vacation in a rather busy holiday season.