Hotels & Resorts

The Top 10 Resort Hotels in Asia 2020

These are the top 10 Asia resort hotels in 2020 as voted by our readers in the World's Best Awards.

Jul 24, 2020

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results reflect our readers’ experiences before the pandemic, but we hope that this year’s honorees will inspire your trips to come — whenever they may be.

1. Capella Ubud
Bali, Indonesia

If you’re curious about how slipping in cow poop could possibly be luxurious, see our story on Capella Ubud. The five-star boutique retreat clinging to a rainforested cliffside in Bali’s spiritual heartland is all about personal service, local immersion and finding your Zen among the birdsong. In building the 23 tent-suites with private pools, camp lodge, open-air restaurants, spa and centerpiece psychedelic cistern, green-thumb designer Bill Bensley felled no trees nor allowed any TVs—who needs them when you’re living in a semi-historical fantasy novella, with leather-seated antler-topped toilets?

Score: 99.85

Raised above the forested slopes of the Keliki Valley, 22 dramatic, one-bedroom tents outfitted with antiques, local textiles and private pools immerse guests in a Bill Bensley–designed glam jungle camp.

capellahotels.com

2. The Ritz-Carlton
Bali, Indonesia

Score: 98.85

ritzcarlton.com

3. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Score: 98.79

waldorfastoriamaldives.com

4. Leela Palace
Udaipur, India

Score: 97.64

theleela.com

5. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa, Thailand

Score: 97.57

anantara.com

6. Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Bali, Indonesia

Score: 97.50

belmond.com

7. Oberoi Rajvilas
Jaipur, India

Score: 97.33

*On the list for the past ten years

oberoihotels.com

8. The Mulia
Bali, Indonesia

Score: 96.73

themulia.com

9. Rambagh Palace
Jaipur, India

Score: 96.50

tajhotels.com

10. Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra, India

Score: 96.45

*On the list for the past ten years

oberoihotels.com

Hotels & Resorts

Muang La Lodge

Tucked into a gentle curve of the Nam Pak River in mountainous northern Laos is Muang La Lodge, a remote luxury bolt-hole known for its thermal baths, enchanting setting and off-piste trails.

Inspiration

Take This Walking Tour Around the Historic Neighborhood of Bangkok’s First Modern Boulevard

Famous Thai writer Kong Rithdee shows us Bangrak and the Charoen Krung Road of his childhood.

Tips & News

Three Ways To Experience Sydney By Boat

There are more than 70 beaches bordering both the Pacific and Sydney Harbour, from the world-famous Bondi to the lesser-known Lady Martins. But you’d be remiss if you didn’t actually get out on the water— and take full advantage of the city’s idyllic setting.

Dior Fashionable Workout

Tips & News

The Dior x Technogym Collab Will Make Your #Gymselfies Next Level

Fitness, but make it fashion.