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

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