Hotels & Resorts

World’s Best Awards 2021: Top 10 Resorts in Southeast Asia

Are you looking for barefoot luxury or old-world romance? The top resorts in Southeast Asia will have you dreaming of a multi-stop tour of this region known for its outstanding hospitality.

Six Senses Con Dao

Courtesy of Six Senses Con Dao

Sep 13, 2021

WITH ALL THE OUTSTANDING options throughout this region, we—rooting for the home team, of course!—really wish this list of top resorts in Southeast Asia could’ve been 10 times as long. Readers gave kudos this year to a great range of brands, most of which have solid foundations in wellness. So if this list, spanning transportive ancient towns and beloved isles big and small, doesn’t get you psyched to travel around Southeast Asia again, we don’t know what will.


1. Six Senses
Con Dao, Vietnam

Sustainability initiatives are a core part of every one of this luxury brand’s properties. At this all-villa resort on a little-visited Vietnamese island, that mission involves supporting sea-turtle conservation—an activity in which guests can participate in its perfectly parabolic, shallow, white-sand bay.

Score: 96.21

2. Pimalai Resort & Spa
Koh Lanta, Thailand

Score: 94.75

3. Amanpuri
Phuket, Thailand

Score: 94.36

4. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Score: 94.00

5. Four Seasons Resort *
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Score: 93.95

6. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Hoi An, Vietnam

Score: 93.78

7. Cape Fahn Hotel
Koh Samui, Thailand

Score: 93.57

8. Amansara
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Courtesy of Amansara (3)

Score: 93.33

9. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Score: 93.07

10. Banyan Tree Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand

Score: 89.60

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