Asia is a diverse land full of many wonderful opportunities. The culturally rich continent has vibrant cities, a bold history and is naturally beautiful. Here are a few of the top resorts in Asia that are both affordable and luxurious:
Dune, Hua Hin, Thailand
Dune is an exclusive boutique resort hotel right on the beach that is also very affordable. May – October is low season. During this time you will pay $190 for a weekend. Rest assured the low prices do not mean this accommodation lacks in services, facilities and comfort. In fact, it is known for having spacious rooms with a king size bed, decked out bathroom and even a private balcony. The modern decor, that is both casual and elegant, is throughout each suite, deluxe or superior rooms.
Along with your room, you will have full use of the amazing facilities. The rooftop pool offers expansive views of the sea and is flanked by luxurious daybeds. If that isn't pampering enough for you, there is also a spa service where you can get a traditional Thai massage or an aromatherapy massage, both of which are designed to relieve muscle tension and regulate your body balance. Yoga and Thai cooking classes can make your holiday only more enjoyable and leave you with new skills to take home.
Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Goa, India
The rooms at this resort are each decked out in their own signature theme. There is the Beach Cottage and Swiss Cottage, family and luxury rooms. If you want to be pampered, and have a spacious, comfortable and elegant space to call your own, choose a luxury room. With Italian bathroom fittings, glass washrooms, a stunning balcony and a large tub, you'll feel right at home.
A real highlight of this resort is the facilities. There is an outdoor pool, premium spa and two restaurants, Patio Restaurant and Beach Side Shack. Both eateries embrace al fresco dining, so you can enjoy the balmy evenings of your holiday destination. At Patio Restaurant you'll also enjoy your meal with live music.
This resort is also a perfect base to explore the rest of the area, as it's right near the Baga and Aujuna Beach, St. Alex Church and St. Anthony's Chapel, markets and bazaars. Prices start at $94, but at a special rate you could snap up a room for $66.
Avani Bentota Resort and Spa, Bentota, Sri Lanka
This resort is perfect if you're going on holiday to totally unwind. The rooms are classically elegant, minimalist and provide everything you could need in a warm and spacious environment.
A superior room comes to $112, whereas a deluxe room costs $154 and the suite $215. With the Bentota Summer Stay Deal, the standard room is the most affordable at the very low price of $102 per night.
The standard rooms are anything but standard. Along with all of the amenities and services you could need, there are also wondrous views of the Indian Ocean, a rain shower and a private balcony complete with reclining terrace chairs.
If you're feeling peckish but don't feel like heading out, you can have all of your food needs fulfilled right at the resort. Breeze is the main restaurant, with the fresh lobster and prawns with fragrant noodles or rice a popular choice. The resort also has a gym, and offers spa treatments, water sports with trained instructors at the helm, and cultural shows every night, from traditional local melodies to soulful jazz.
Choosing a more affordable resort when you're planning your Asian getaway doesn't mean you have to miss out on enjoying luxury. These top resorts in Asia bring the best of both worlds.