19 Best Resorts in Southeast Asia For Your Tropical Getaway

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Scrumptious street food, lush plantations, warm weather, and some of the most hospitable people around — these are just a few of the perks you’ll get when travelling in Southeast Asia. Whether you’re looking forward to the rainforests of Malaysia, the white beaches of the Philippines or the paddy fields in Indonesia, there’s a place waiting to serve as your temporary tropical abode in the region. That said, here are the best resorts in Southeast Asia to give you tropical vibes all year round, no matter your interests!

Also read: 12 Staycations in Southeast Asia Perfect for the Long Weekends

Best resorts in Southeast Asia: Philippine resorts

1. Club Paradise Palawan

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It’s not just any resort, Club Paradise Palawan is the ultimate, exclusive tropical island destination for all self-confessed heliophiles (a.k.a. people who love sunlight!)! Airy sea and garden view villas, seafood boodle fights, a private white sand beach — it’s easy to see why the property won Best Luxury Hotel in the TripZilla Excellence Awards 2018. The resort is also teeming with homegrown flora that greet you from all corners of the island. How’s that for a tropical ambience?


Call up your best pals and head to Coron! Club Paradise Palawan is offering a special package so you can enjoy the island’s exclusive amenities as one big happy barkada. With Palawan Pals, you get round-trip airport transfers, boodle fights for four, and complimentary pizza and drinks every night!

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2. Savoy Hotel Boracay

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Thanks to the Boracay rehabilitation in 2018, the island is at its best shape since the 1970s. And, and it’s ready to brave any weather that comes its way, as is Savoy Hotel Boracay. This Boracay Newcoast hotel has colourful interiors that will remind you of a man-made, modern rainforest. Its pool is massive and designed to mimic an actual beach surrounded by tropical greenery. Only, this one has its own lavish pool bar where you can grab a refreshing cocktail drink right when you need it.


Don’t keep paradise waiting, book Savoy Hotel Boracay’s Sea You, Boracay! promo to avail a stay in its Deluxe Room for just ₱6,100+ (minimum of two nights). This also includes breakfast, a 60-minute massage, food and beverage discounts, and more!

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3. Oceans Edge Resort

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Just 30 minutes away by boat from the famed Boracay is the laid-back Carabao Island, and the tropical gem Oceans Edge Resort. This less travelled destination is anything but boring, though, as you might’ve expected. For a new resort in Romblon, Oceans Edge has already driven a number of Instagrammers to scramble for flights to Visayas to experience its superb amenities — from stunning cliffside villas to the luxurious infinity pool overlooking the Tablas Strait and a private cove below. With these features, there’s no doubt Oceans Edge is now one of the best resorts in Southeast Asia to look out for. Ready to fall in love in Romblon? You know where to go!


This unspoilt beauty of Romblon and the luxurious Oceans Edge Resort are at your fingertips for an awesome value. Book direct using the promo code “LuxuryReimagined” and get exciting perks on your stay!

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4. Pico Sands Hotel

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At the heart of the famed Pico de Loro Cove in the province of Batangas lies the relaxing and extremely plush Pico Sands Hotel. Ideal for families and couples, this hotel in Batangas is literally at the meeting point of land and sea, where you will find the world’s centre of marine biodiversity, all for you to discover! Off the waters, the 664-metre Mt. Pico de Loro of the Mataas Na Gulod Protected Landscape awaits guests keen on taking on a quick and easy hiking adventure through the woods. And if those aren’t enough, sign up for pony riding or bird watching!


From just ₱4,588 a night, experience a tropical retreat unlike any other at Pico Sands Hotel. Their Wellness Package includes staying in a Standard Mountain View Room or even the Penthouse Loft, as well as access to Pico Beach and the Country Club swimming pool!

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5. Best Western Plus Hotel Subic

No tropical holiday is ever complete without a relaxing sunset swim with your best travel buddies. If you head to Subic in Northwest Philippines, you even get to enjoy one on top of a roof overlooking beautiful Subic Bay, a sought-after diving site in the country. At Best Western Plus Hotel Subic, everything comes in unmistakable comfort and luxury, the kind you’ll find in most first-class resorts outside Southeast Asia. After all, it is the only internationally branded hotel in all of Subic!


From an affordable price of ₱499, you and your loved ones can enjoy Best Western Plus Hotel Subic’s All-You-Can BBQ Grill and Pool Party. This offer is available every Friday and Saturday from 6pm till 10pm!

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6. Microtel by Wyndham Boracay

Another must-visit resort in Boracay is Microtel by Wyndham Boracay located along Diniwid Beach. Suitable for families, Microtel is definitely favoured for its DreamWell bedding which lets you get a good sleep any time of the day. Being far away from Boracay’s bustling tourist areas, the resort offers just the right amount of peace and quiet. At the same time, it gives you quick access to the island’s exciting shopping opportunities courtesy of the free shuttle service to D’Mall. The resort is also 1 km away from Fairways and Bluewater Golf Resort!


Stay for two nights or more and save as much as 20% off on the best available rates in select Wyndham properties throughout Southeast Asia, including Microtel by Wyndham Boracay. This promo is valid until 5 Sep 2019, so book your stay pronto!

Best resorts in Southeast Asia: Indonesia resorts

7. Baobab Safari Resort

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Rich flora and fauna converge in this 4-star resort in Indonesia, and you can enjoy them right from your own balcony! Nestled on the slopes of Arjuna Mountain, Baobab Safari Resort features 148 African-inspired accommodations offering views of the mountain or its own savanna. Have breakfast with giraffes, feed a mob of meerkats or go on a night walk to meet the enchanting nocturnal animals of the resort.


Book your stay directly through the resort’s website and get a FREE upgrade to a Deluxe Safari View room or dinner voucher + 15% discount on food and beverage! This offer is only valid on weekdays, so plan your getaway wisely.

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8. InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar

Although marketed as one of the most prestigious business hotels in Bandung, the 5-star InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar certainly has the makings of a great tropical oasis for luxury-seeking travellers, too. It’s only 4 km away from Djuanda Forest Park and 800 m away from the Mountain View Golf Club, where you can enjoy Bandung’s dense greenery and fresh air. For a bit more repose, make your way to the hotel’s heated infinity pool or take an early morning excursion to Tebing Keraton, best for its sunrise views.


Fulfil your greatest tropical escapade at Bandung with InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar’s Escape Winter or Winter Escape promo. IHG Rewards Club members get as much as 30% off on rates while non-members enjoy up to 25%. Both come with complimentary breakfast as well!

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9. HARRIS Batam Center

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One thing most travellers don’t talk about enough when booking hotels or resorts in Southeast Asia for a tropical holiday is the importance of location. And HARRIS Batam Center has it. This destination overlooks the sea (as well as the city) and is easily accessible from the Batam Center International Ferry Terminal. That said, you can conveniently hop on a ferry to take you to nearby islands without compromising all the great dining and shopping opportunities in Batam Center.


Exploring Batam on a budget? You’ll really benefit from HARRIS Batam Center’s Two Nights Stay Best Deal. With it, you can enjoy a 25% discount on your stay, given you stay in the hotel for two nights. Hurry, booking period ends this July!

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10. Wyndham Garden Kuta

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Bali has long been regarded as one of the best beach destinations in the world, but you probably know that already. In Wyndham Garden Kuta, you’ll find out that you don’t necessarily have to be right on the beach all the time to experience the island’s charm. Sometimes, waking up to sensational views of the water from your chic yet still very tropical room is enough. This Bali resort also has a rooftop spa, infinity pool and halal-friendly buffets! When you’re ready to explore more of Bali, ride a bike to nearby attractions like Legian Art Market or do a 5 minutes beachside walk to Beachwalk Shopping Mall. Feeling like sun, sea and sand? Just walk cross the street and you will arrive in the iconic Kuta Beach.


Want to get 20% off on your Balinese holiday? Look out for the “Stay 2+ Nights, Save 20%” rate when booking with Wyndham Garden Kuta! Stays must be until 5 Sep 2019 only.

Best resorts in Southeast Asia: Thailand resorts

11. Sheraton Samui Resort

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Searching for a less crowded place in Thailand? I’ve got two words for you: Koh Samui. This massive island is famous for the Big Buddha shrine at Wat Phra Yai Temple. More importantly, it serves as the home of the ever plush Sheraton Samui Resort, one of the best resorts in Southeast Asia mainly because of its beachfront location along Chaweng Noi Beach.

Contemporary rooms offer the perfect contrast to the resort’s surrounding natural environment, while still providing you convenient access to it through dreamy balconies. Down for a refreshing alfresco lunch or dinner? All three of its restaurants feature open-air dining spaces just for you!


Make the most of your Koh Samui getaway by availing the resort’s Island Escape Offer. It gives you daily buffet breakfast at Coco Spice, nightly set dinner and one-time Thai massage good for 60 minutes! This promo is valid for a minimum of three nights stay.

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12. Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket

You can’t talk about tropical holidays without mentioning Phuket, Thailand’s largest and probably most sought-after tropical destination. Likewise, if you’re staying on the island, make sure to have Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket at the very top of your list. With relaxing views of Patong Bay and the Andaman Sea, you’ll certainly find ways to wind down even without leaving your elegant home away from home. But it doesn’t stop there — this resort in Phuket also has several swimming pools and a full-service spa to help you achieve that maximum pleasure you’ve been looking for.


Why rush your Thai-style getaway when you can enjoy discounts up to 20% when you stay for two nights in this Thailand resort? That’s right. Remember to reserve early so you can get your room of choice before it’s too late!

13. Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa

Another one from Koh Samui, Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa combines modern and traditional Thai designs in its spacious accommodations. Don’t mind splurging? Book one of the resort’s Mai Pool Villas which are iconic for their sizeable outdoor terrace and multimedia centre for entertainment. Nestled on the shores of Laem Yai Beach, this resort in Thailand also offers kayaking and snorkelling experiences, Thai cooking classes and aqua aerobics at the BBQ Beach Bar Pool. If you happen to be staying on a Sunday, you can join a resort-hosted trip to a few Koh Samui attractions for free!

14. Soneva Kiri Resort

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From Thailand’s bustling capital, most travellers head south for their beach getaways. Little do they know that another island paradise is continuously flourishing at the country’s easternmost province, Chang Wat Trat. It’s home to the luxurious as well as eco-friendly Thailand resort, Soneva Kiri Resort. Each of its villas comes with its own set of surprises. One of our definite favourites is the Bayview Pool Villa Suite, which lets you experience life in the trees! The resort also has an outdoor theatre and a number of non-motorised sports ideal for the family.

Best resorts in Southeast Asia: Malaysia resorts

15. Permai Rainforest Resort

Encompassing 44 acres of dense rainforest, Permai Rainforest Resort in Sarawak believes in the concept of going back to nature and enjoying “the simple things in life” even for a while. Whether you’re coming in big groups for a team-building getaway, or simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life as a couple, this eco-resort in Malaysia welcomes you with open arms. Want to be one with nature for real? Try sleeping in one of the resort’s treehouses or bring your own tent for an intimate camping experience within the property!

16. The Datai Langkawi

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Speaking of rainforests yet again, did you know that The Datai Langkawi rests within a 10-million-year-old virgin rainforest west of Peninsula Malaysia? This makes it the perfect destination to get up close and personal with Malaysia’s spectacular wildlife mostly endemic to Langkawi. You can choose from among a canopy, rainforest or beach accommodation depending on which activities in the resort you’d like to focus on. Regardless of which, go beach bumming at Datai Bay’s famous white sand beach — it’s considered one of the world’s best!

17. Pangkor Laut Resort

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Don’t you just adore the idea of being in your own private island? Because I do, and it got me thinking of this 5-star luxury resort in Perak, Malaysia. Pangkor Laut Resort is situated three miles off the west coast of this vibrant nation. With ancient rainforests surrounding it, you’re sure to discover some of the island’s magnificent fauna, from long-tailed macaques to white-bellied sea eagles. Whether you dream of sleeping in an overwater villa or a two-bedroom suite atop a hill, this Malaysia resort got you covered!

Best resorts in Southeast Asia: Singapore resorts

18. Siloso Beach Resort

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Known as the only eco-resort on Sentosa Island to date, Siloso Beach Resort offers a green sanctuary where you can take a breather from everyday life while helping preserve nature. All 196 of its accommodations are carefully and uniquely designed so you’ll feel totally pampered during your stay. There’s also a natural spring water swimming pool, which is the longest landscape pool in Singapore, a number of water slides, and indoor gym facilities.

19. Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

There’s only one existing beachfront resort in Singapore. It’s tranquil, tastefully furnished, conveniently located, and it’s no other than Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa. It features nearly 500 guest rooms and suites that come with a private balcony or terrace. With expansive grounds facing the sea, you’ll find plenty of things to do in the resort that suits your mood. Be sure to pay a visit to the Shangri La’s iconic wellness destination — Chi, The Spa, for soothing treatments. Or, head straight to the beach for a fun kayaking session.

Also read: Southeast Asia Guide: Things to Do & Where to Stay

Sure, most of the region enjoys a tropical climate all year round. But with the help of these best resorts in Southeast Asia, you’ll be guaranteed an even sultrier nature-inspired holiday whatever the day’s weather ends up being.

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