What better way to tick off a destination from your travel bucket list than a quick getaway this Easter? The long weekend ensures you’ll enjoy the break and mark the occasion in a calm and relaxed disposition. Start with these stunning locations because nothing beats a beautiful view to celebrate an occasion.
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You may not have previously considered it, but Bhutan has become every traveler’s dream destination. An age-old culture emanating from a population untainted by the outside world; this place is both mysterious and magical. This place coined the phrase upon which the success of the country is measured–Gross National Happiness. So, why not head to this small nation for a memorable Easter holiday with your significant other or even the whole family?
Where To Stay: Six Senses
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas offers five unique experiences crafted into one enchanted journey through the Kingdom. With a total of just 82 guest suites and villas distributed between five intimate lodges, guests can visit the heritage and hospitality of Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, and Paro. Decked in cultural items, handcrafted objects, and intricate weavings amongst its interiors, the resort’s backdrop will simply take your breath away and guarantee an unforgettable stay. The Six Senses team will ensure that all your comforts and requests are taken care of.
Six Senses Bhutan, +66 2631 9777, www.sixsenses.com
Myanmar is one of the budding top travel destinations in Asia. Just a little over three hours flying time from Macau, a simple life surrounds the destination and that’s part of its beauty and mystique. Yangon is a great place to start your journey in Myanmar. A must-visit is the gigantic gold Shwedagon Pagoda, your trip won’t be complete without exploring the monumental work of art and architecture. Add the Mahabandoola Garden Park or the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda to your itinerary. Wander around the fascinating streets and you’ll feel transported to a different time. Sample their intriguing cuisine and taste the shan-style noodles, mohinga and tea leaf salad.
Where To Stay: The Strand
Located at a prime spot in Yangon, The Strand is an incredible place to stay. You can actually walk to Sule Pagoda, the colonial City Hall, the Court House as well as walk past the infamous secretariat, the site of the assignation of General Ang Sung. For those with an interest in architecture and history, this hotel and the city has something to explore at every corner. The Strand has 31 rooms that are spacious and very beautifully designed. Boasting a luxe accommodation with Hermes toiletries adding an elegant touch to a relaxing stay. To read more about this hotel, click here.
The Strand Yangon 92 Strand Rd, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), +95 1 243 377, www.hotelthestrand.com
Phuket Province is the second-smallest province of Thailand and is a paradise for tourist and travelers. The island was once the major trading routes between India and China but has now transformed into a holiday haven. The tropical island boasts pristine white sand, blue beach waters and a tranquil vibe that captivates visitors. Always on the travel hotlist, Phuket is a perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday. Bring the whole family or gang of friends and start making wonderful memories of 2018.
Where To Stay: Amanpuri
Amanpuri is a place of pure bliss for holidaymakers and maybe just a little bit more for honeymooners. Nestled in a coconut grove on a pristine location in Phuket and overlooking the Andaman Sea, the resort is set on a hillside with all the stunning details. If you’re planning to combine a Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year escapade, then this should be your ultimate destination. Amanpuri’s Pavilions are elegant and contemporary with oversized bathrooms and spacious dressing areas. Each private terrace has an outdoor lounging sala and a calm view to truly unwind and relax your mind and body.
Amanpuri 118 Moo 3 Srissunthorn, Phuket, 83110, +66 76 324 333, www.aman.com
Tucked away in the magical place of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a captivating city teeming with colorful and yet chaotic streets. It has an intertwined vibe of the old and new and a history steeped in extravagance and royalty. Explore Jaipur’s majestic past as islands of relative calm evoke a different space and time. Nestled in the heart of the city is the City Palace that continues to house the former royal family; the Jantar Mantar, the royal observatory, maintains a heavenly aspect; and the honeycomb Hawa Mahal gazes on the bazaar below. Don’t miss visiting the fairy-tale grandeur of Amber Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction.
Where To Stay: Alila Fort Bishangarh
A legend when it comes to heritage hotels in Jaipur, Alila Fort Bishangarh is situated in a 230-year-old warrior fort perched on top of a granite hillock in the midst of a vast expanse of the Aravalli Range. Surrounded by hills dotted with havelis, villages, and temples, the unique property ensures an unforgettable and authentic experience of India. The luxurious guest rooms come with all the modern comforts and conveniences. Don’t miss a visit to the library that’s set amidst old marble pillars and Spa Alila, carved out between granite rocks in the old dungeon, providing an atmospheric setting for rest and relaxation.
Alila Fort Bishangarh Off NH-8 at Manoharpur, Bishangarh Village, Jaipur, Bishangarh, Rajasthan 303103, India, +91 1422 276 500, www.alilahotels.com
Hoi An, Vietnam
With a rich culture, cuisine and some of the most amazing sights on the planet, Vietnam should be at the top of everyone’s dream holiday list. Hoi An is an intriguing city known for its well-preserved ancient town, cut through with canals.A melting-pot of history, it’s architecture has a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda. Explore the beautiful destination this Easter holidays.
Where To Stay: Four Seasons The Nam Hai
With its tropical setting and laid-back vibe, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is on top of the applauded accommodations for an Asian destination. The resort offers an illuminating connection to three extraordinary UNESCO sites from a private kilometer-long stretch of one of Forbes’ “best beaches in the world.” If that’s not enough to convince you, take a peek at the one-bedroom villa showcasing the design of Paris-based Reda Amalou interpreting the Vietnamese tradition of architecture as an art form. All 100 lavishly appointed villas are thoughtfully positioned to optimize ocean views, beach breezes and phong thuy (feng shui) principles. Nothing beats your Easter getaway than these basic details.
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai Hoi An Block Ha My Dong B, Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam, +84 235 3940 000, www.fourseasons.com