These 3 luxury beach resorts make the perfect summer getaway
These spots offer more than just sun, sand and sea.
Swipe / use the arrow keys to navigate
01: THE ULTRA-LUXE FAMILY GETAWAY
WHATSt. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort’s glass-walled family bungalows. WOW architect and co-founder Wong Chiu Man, inspired by the turquoise Maldives waters and abundant nature, was behind the resort’s quasi-futuristic architecture and design.
WHY The Bentley house fleet and impeccable staff will ease the typical stress of a family holiday. Plus, you can take the tots on a four-hour fishing trip with a local expert. Education, with a barbecue lunch.
02: WELLNESS RETREAT WITH FRIENDS
WHERE Bali, Indonesia
WHATSoori Bali’s Soori Estate, totalling 5,250 sq m and boasting a helipad lawn that juts over the Indian Ocean. Designed, built, owned and run by Singaporean architect Chan Soo Khian and wife Ling Fu, pools and courtyards bathed in natural light give a sense of spaciousness and tranquillity.
WHY In addition to the island’s myriad charms, guests can partake in the year-round retreats hosted by visiting international wellness experts.
03: COUPLES HIDEOUT
WHERE Cam Ranh, Vietnam
WHATThe Anam’s 117-villa, 96-room, 12ha property. The resort showcases Vietnamese “Indochine” architecture with imperial-style roofs, lanterns and big-bellied water vases. At the higher-end alternative to popular Nha Trang, old-world elegance meets Asian aesthetics for a romantic interlude.
WHY Travel back in time to the colonial era and hole up in your private pool villa, which takes up 400 sq m of hillside land. With an adjoining spa therapy area, you don’t even have to venture out – although the private beach may prove too tempting.