As we near the end of the year, many start getting itchy feet – itchy to travel, that is! With school holidays coinciding with Christmas and New Year holidays, it’s the perfect time to pack your bags and get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Celebrate the festive season and ring in the new year at these gorgeous villas:
The Narima Bungalow Resort | Koh Lanta, Thailand
Savor the seclusion of Narima Bungalow Resort, which is set in its own private bay at Koh Lanta. Each bungalow has been specially-designed by architects to blend with the rainforest. The resort has a 3-tier swimming pool, including an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and children’s pool.
Top attractions: Koh Lanta National Park, Sunshine Hill Viewpoint, Klong Chak Waterfall.
Bungalows start from RM520++
Danoya Villa Seminyak | Bali, Indonesia
Danoya Villa Seminyak is perfect for lovebirds, families, and a group of friends. The open-plan design of its villas are inspired by Mediterranean and Balinese influences. Trendy Seminyak is more chilled-out compared to buzzing Kuta, so you’ll be able to have a truly relaxing holiday.
Top attractions: Seminyak Beach, Petitenget Temple, La Laguna Restaurant.
Villas start from RM430++
Cozy Hoian Boutique Villas | Hoi An, Vietnam
After a full day of exploring the ancient town of Hoi An, rest your tired feet at Cozy Hoian Boutique Villas. Located in a central location just 12 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Colonial-style hotel also offers a lovely view of the Thu Bon River.
Top attractions: Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Riverside, Hoi An Night Market.
Rooms start from RM220++
Villa des Palmes | Kep, Cambodia
The eco-friendly Villa des Palmes is tucked in a valley that overlooks the Gulf of Siam near the sleepy coastal town of Kep. It comprises two charming villas, each with their own swimming pool, and is surrounded by lush tropical forests.
Top attractions: Kep Beach, Kep National Park, Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay).
Villas start from RM2,000++
Villa Maly | Luang Prabang, Laos
You’ll feel like a king or queen at Villa Maly, which was once the home of Lao royalty. The villa has since been transformed into a boutique hotel, its art deco style exuding elegance. Enjoy a Lao barbeque of specially-marinated meats and fresh seafood by the pool.
Top attractions: Royal Palace Museum, Mount Phousi, Kuang Si Waterfalls.
Villas start from RM1,000++
Rimba Hang Kasturi Villa | Melaka, Malaysia
If you’d rather go someplace closer to home, then Melaka is your answer. Converted from an old shophouse, Rimba Hang Kasturi Villa has been lovingly restored into a spacious villa, complete with courtyard and private pool. Its strategic location just off the popular Jonker Street makes getting around the city’s main attractions a breeze.
Top attractions: Jonker Street Night Market, Melaka Sultanate Palace, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.
The villa starts from RM1,300++
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