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Ten of the top places to visit in Asia on your next trip

Since COVID-19 was discovered at the end of 2019, a lot has transpired, with the virus affecting every country. However, many nations, notably those in Asia, are figuring out how to securely reopen their borders to visitors.

While many European cities have returned to business as usual in terms of tourism, most Asian cities have remained closed—but that has been changing in recent months.

Across Southeast Asia, beautiful beach resorts and opulent city retreats are reopening their doors. While many people still find it difficult to move freely around the area, with inbound flight restrictions in some countries, those who have extra time may be willing to indulge in a longer luxury vacation.

With that being said, here are some of the most exciting resorts, vacation spots and experiences to consider as you plan your trip to Asia:

  1. Hanoi – Backstreet Bicycle Tour

Hanoi is known for its back alleys, narrow lanes, and pulsating activity hidden behind little passageways where buses, vehicles, and motorcycles cannot pass. As a result, it is the ideal opportunity to learn about this thousand-year-old city with the help of our experts. This is the greatest way to go around Hanoi and see the attractions, but it also allows you to learn about our history, culture, way of life, and people.

  1. 4 Islands by Luxury Long-tail in Krabi

Visit the four separate islands throughout the trip: Koh Kai, Railay, Koh Poda, and Thalae Waek. The complimentary picnic on the boat, skillfully put up by the butler for the day, is best enjoyed by Koh Kai, which is known for its chicken-shaped rock. Railay is a breathtakingly beautiful, curving bay with high-end resorts and a laid-back beach-bar ambiance, beautifully sheltered by limestone cliffs. Around the beaches of Koh Poda, a little island paradise that is ideal for snorkeling, the crystal-clear seas become even more transparent. Finally, Thalae Waek, where a strip of sand seems to link two little islands as the tide recedes, is a classic photo opportunity to capture the serious castaway atmosphere.

  1. Exclusive Beach Picnic in Phuket

Treat your loved one to an exclusive seaside date for two in Phuket to indulge your romantic side. You’ll be prepared for an evening of romance as you eat a delicious picnic supper while watching the sunset with soft couches, sprinkled rose petals, and a candlelight dining table. Then, snuggle up under the stars, swim in the water by night, and enjoy decadent chocolate strawberries. Finally, celebrate your love with a sparkling champagne toast while casting a heart-shaped lantern into the night sky.

  1. Phuket Old Town and Rum Distillery

Walk around Phuket Old Town before heading to a local distillery for a guided tour and tasting if you’re searching for a tour in Phuket that combines sightseeing with a taste of some traditional Thai spirits.

You will learn more about the distillery’s inner workings and get a peek at the rum-making process by taking an exploratory tour of the distillery. You’ll also look at the juice-making process, the fermenting process, and the cutting-edge distillation process. Of course, a rum drink at the distillery is unavoidable, and you can taste the greatest rum made with affection at the end.

If you’re visiting for a relaxing villa stay, a weekend road trip, or a bachelor party, take a break from Thailand’s beautiful beaches and embark on a walking tour of the top things to do in Old Town Phuket. The Old Town of Phuket is, without a doubt, one of the nicest places to see on vacation to Phuket and a fantastic way to spend a few hours. 

  1. Nirjhara – Resort – Sustainable Luxury

Surprisingly, the boutique resort’s nature-inspired architecture is based on traditional villages that the proprietor first observed in 1996 when visiting Bali. In Sanskrit, Nirjhara means “waterfall,” a fitting name for a location surrounded by natural treasures. In addition, the resort is at a short distance from Tanah Lot Temple and Pantai Kedungu, a gorgeous beach known for its beginner and intermediate surf breaks.

Nirjhara has 25 villas, including River Pavilions, Canopy Suites in the style of treehouses, Two-Bedroom Pool Villas, and The Residence, an elite two-bedroom villa. More crucially, Nirjhara employs sustainable techniques across its property, including its drinking water in recycled glass bottles, ozone water treatment, and the elimination of single-use plastic.

  1. Stay Phuket – Stay Fit & Health

Stay Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort – SHA Extra Plus has a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor pool, and the largest fitness center in South East Asia. In addition, the property has a garden and a patio 8 kilometers from Windmill Viewpoint and 8 km from Promthep Cape. 

Choose from various group sessions each day, ranging from yoga and strength training to STAY Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort’s own Station 10 HIIT programs. 

Alternatively, relax in one of our many Onsen baths and amenities. Fresca Kitchens & Deli restaurants offer a 5-star eating experience with a wide range of foreign cuisine and well-selected items. Finally, relax by one of our four swimming pools during your free time and sip one of your favorite cocktails at STAY Green.

The STAY Wellbeing & Lifestyle Resort has 162 individual studios and villas with high-end amenities. This place is for peace-seekers with the finest possible comfort and experience.

  1. Tinidee Krabi Resort 

“Tinidee” means “A Good Place” in Thai, and they feel that is exactly what you will discover there. Warm, well-balanced, and well-appointed, this is a home that will exceed your expectations.

Tonsai Beach is situated on a stunning west-facing bay and is only a 20-minute boat trip from Ao Nang, only 30 minutes from Krabi International Airport (and an hour from Bangkok). Railey Beach, a well-known neighbor, is a 5-minute long tail boat ride away.

  1. Martial Arts Academy in Koh Phangan – Train with the Pros

This training with pros can guide you in trying to lose weight, compete at a high level, or practice Martial Arts for pleasure. They welcome students and combatants of all levels, including adrenaline enthusiasts, tourists, military people, and vacationers. You’ll be training with some of the top athletes in the world.

  1. Sena Cruise – Halong Bay

Swan Cruises manages SENA CRUISES, a historic and charming boutique cruise line with a well-known name in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

The whole crew is dedicated to delivering the best and most hospitable services available, to turn the term “Beyond a cruising journey” to be the best in personal care and a luxury cozy boutique cruise, with the highest safety standards, carefully researched itineraries, authentic decor, and delicious food. That’s all in the promise of a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

  1. Elephant Jungle Expedition – Chai Lai Orchid Chiang Mai

The Chai Lai Orchid is a tropical forest hideaway surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. The eco-lodge is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering Karen and Kayan women. Spend your days swimming with elephants in the river or strolling through the woods. Every visit matters since the Chai Lai Orchid is actively trying to rescue additional elephants from harsh situations.

Vio Travel offers different overnight packages that include transfers, meals, and elephant encounters that make it an unforgettable experience.

And there you have it: ten of the top places to visit in Asia on your next trip. Are you planning a trip to Asia anytime soon?