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6 Luxe Hotels Near Singapore You Have To Check Out

#1: Point Yamu by Como in Phuket, Thailand
At Italian-influenced Point Yamu by Como, rooms are immaculately styled by Paola Navone and brilliant pizzas are served poolside at La Sirena restaurant. Thailand sings through, too, thanks to the Phuket-inspired artworks in the lobby, Peranakan-Thai cuisine in Nahmyaa restaurant and the jaw-dropping views of Phang Nga Bay. If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: A drink each at the Aqua Bar; guests who stay three or more nights – or book a suite – will receive a 90-minute massage when paying for an hour-long treatment. See: 3 new stylish hotels from Japan, Thailand & Sri Lanka #2: Sungai Gold in Bali, Indonesia
Get the five-star treatment with the exhilarating independence of a private villa at Sungai Gold hotel in Bali’s low-key Cepaka Village, just 20 minutes outside Seminyak. A posse of staff that cater to your every whim will facilitate luxury lounging in airy living areas or by the cool jade-green pool. Those with an entourage can snag the sister property next door, Villa Sungai, to double the fun (and room). If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: Each adult gets a complimentary 60-minute massage: each child under 15, a 30-minute massage. See: An insider’s guide to the best restaurants & cafes in Ubud, Bali #3: Belmond La Residence d’Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia
As if seated in meditation, Siem Reap hotel Belmond La Residence d’Angkor gazes towards a contemplative courtyard with a midnight-blue swimming pool, and exudes an ambience that encourages a relaxed pace. The tranquil rooms blend the traditional with subtly contemporary touches, ensuring that both modern-design mavens and heirloom habitues will feel right at home at this stylish sanctuary. If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: A cocktail each in the Martini Lounge #4: Kahanda Kanda in Galle, Sri Lanka
Kahanda Kanda in Galle is an eight-room residence on a lush green tea plantation, popular with peacocks, parakeets, mongoose and monkeys (and discerning tourists, too.) We have British owner George to thank for the cosy colonial charm, and after trying chef’s Sri Lankan curry breakfasts, you’ll scorn cereal forever. If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: Each guest gets a spa treatment. #5: One&Only Hayman Island in Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Ducking and diving is the name of the game at One&Only Hayman Island on the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by the aquatic wonderland of the Coral Sea. Beyond the allure of the light, bright contemporary rooms, a raft of activities beckons, from scuba diving to tennis lessons. Afterwards, relax with a massage in an ocean-view pavilion or picnic on nearby Whitehaven Beach. If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: Explore the depths with a snorkelling trip for two. #6: Empire Retreat and Spa in Margaret River, Australia
The owner’s ancestral abode anchors the Empire Retreat and Spa hotel’s stone and timber presence on Western Australia’s Margaret River. At this rural retreat with Asian accents, quaff a glass of chardonnay from the on-site vineyard after indulging in mud wraps from the signature spa. If you book through Mr & Mrs Smith: Tuck into a cheese plate and bottle of Empire Estate wine.   An adapted version first appeared in Silverkris. Like this? Check out 10 of the most beautiful and interesting hotel lobbies around the world.