Vientiane and northwest

Without doubt, Vientiane is one of Southeast Asia’s quietest capital cities. Hugging a wide bend of the Mekong River, it looks more like a...
Laos travel guide

Often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the...
Luang Prabang Guide

Nestling in a slim valley shaped by lofty, green mountains and cut by the swift Mekong and Khan rivers, Luang Prabang exudes tranquillity and casual...
The Northeast Laos

The remote northeast of Laos was, until recently, difficult to reach, due to mountainous terrain and poor roads, which largely kept it isolated from...
South central Laos guide

Many travellers see very little of south central Laos, spending just a night or two in the principal towns of Thakhek or Savannakhet before...
Luang Prabang

Nestling in a slim valley shaped by lofty, green mountains and cut by the swift Mekong and Khan rivers, LUANG PRABANG exudes tranquillity and...

Opened in 1932, the Raffles Grand d’Angkor has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and the Clintons.

Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.

Anantara Rasananda is as lavish as it gets and constitutes a serious challenge to the island’s budget reputation. This well-run five star resort offers sumptuous and spacious rooms and villas, all with deep plunge pools facing the sea or a delightful jungle garden cum lagoon.

Close to the bustle and excitement of the city, Sheraton Hanoi Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience.

Squeaking geckos and singing crickets send you to sleep at this enduring, excellent-value eco-lodge with comfortable chalets set back from the Tatai River. With a resident guide, inviting bar-restaurant, free kayaks, riverside chill-out area and spa pavilion in a jungle setting, it’s a top pick.