Located on 10 hectares of beachfront land 10km north of Duong Dong, the island’s main town, the ethos of Mango Bay is to create something close to nature, an unpretentious resort that is the antithesis of luxury. Here, despite the size of the land, there are only 44 rooms and villas, each unique and each hidden away from the beach.
The 41st-floor swimming pool here, surrounded by views of Shanghai’s skyscraper-saturated financial district, is perhaps worth the visit alone.
With stately Doric columns, cornices and coffered ceilings, the iconic Fullerton Hotel stands like a mighty fortress against a shining cityscape at the mouth of the Singapore River.
Anyone yearning for an escape to a romantic hideaway will enjoy the thatch-roofed suites, superb bay views and delicious food sourced from homegrown produce at Six Senses Yao Noi Phuket on the Thai island of Phuket. Stay put in the Zen garden spa or take a bike to explore local villages.
The Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an excellent, modern, comfortable and well-run, mid-range hotel with 232 spacious rooms and a large pool in downtown Bangkok.
This 1901 icon from the heyday of stylish travel was refurbished in 2016, the same year The Strand launched its cruise ship on the Ayeyarwady river.