Agreeable August Hotels

Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

What’s it like?

This luxury and ecofriendly hotel has private villas constructed mostly of local natural materials that blend seamlessly with their natural environment in one of four areas of the resort: water, paddy, marsh and forest.

What can we do in the surroundings?

This hotel is located in the cultural triangle of Sri Lanka in the shadow of an ancient marvel—the world famous rock fortress of Sigiriya. Guests can also join a safari to nearby Minneriya National Park or have a picnic at the historic monument of Anuradhapura.

Jetwing Vil Uyana - Sigiriya - Dambulla - Sri Lanka

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Kalundewa Retreat has the same atmosphere as the Jetwing Vil Uyana and both are famous as a honeymoon destination in Sri Lanka.

Hoi An Chic, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

What kinds of activities are available in the surroundings?

The number one leisure activity of this hotel is visiting Hoi An’s charming old town, a great place to enjoy some easy biking or walking. There is also complimentary shuttle transportation to a hidden white sand beach located only 15 minutes from the hotel. Closer to the hotel in an area surrounded by rice paddies with farmers and their water buffalos, guests can take cooking classes or participate in farm activities.

Hoi An Chic - Quang Nam Province - Vietnam

What do we like about it?

Inspected by Khiri Travel Vietnam’s general maager, Florencia, the rooms are very spacious with king-sized beds, rainforest showers and balconies or patios. There is a small swimming pool on the terrace that offers great views of the surrounding rice paddies.

What are some special features of this hotel?

They embrace sustainability practices by offering complimentary water in glass bottles. The staff is very friendly, helpful and easy to chat with.

Sala Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

Where can we find this hotel?

This new 5-star property is located on clean and quiet Bo Phut Beach on the northern part of Samui Island. It is only 20 minutes to the Samui international airport and 15 minutes from the famous Chaweng Beach.

Sala Samui - Koh Samui - Thailand

Why do we think it is special?

Each room is designed with abundant private space in the style of modern Thai luxury. Surrounded by greenery, the resort is a place to relax and enjoy the calm, beautiful beach or indulge in the Sala Spa and Retreat programs.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

All the Sala Resorts around Thailand are designed uniquely and match with their surroundings. Another recent opening is the Sala Ayutthaya. In Koh Samui specifically, Khiri Travel Thailand would recommend the Six Senses Samui as an alternative option.

Homestay in Kyaukme, Northern Shan State, Myanmar

Where can we find this accommodation?

Located in a remote area of northern Shan state quite far from the nearest town, this rural homestay is in a small village where foreign visitors are rare. Members of the Khiri Travel Myanmar team inspected this homestay in July 2015.

What is this place like?

Homestay in Kyaukme - Northern Shan State - Myanmar

The village homes are very basic wooden houses, some on stilts in lush, green surroundings. The homestay has a private room with mats and blankets.

What can we do in the surroundings?

At this homestay, visitors are treated like a friend. The value of this experience is a chance to engage with the local Myanmar people, visit their homes, and share their food, life experiences and stories.

Riverside Hotel, Houay Xai, Bokeo Province, Laos

Where is this hotel located?

The 3-star Riverside Hotel guesthouse gets its name from its spot overlooking the Mekong River and harbor of Houay Xai in northern Laos on the border with Thailand near Chiang Rai. This is one of the main borders where travelers between Thailand and Laos connect by the recently opened bridge or board riverboats up the Mekong River to Luang Prabang.

Riverside Hotel - Houay Xai - Bokeo Province - Laos

What activities are available in the surroundings?

Leaving from Houay Xai, there is a slow boat to Luang Prabang taking two days and one night with a stopover in Pakbeng. There are also many attractions within one day’s journey to join adventure tours such as zip lining, trekking or visiting hill tribe villages.

What makes this place special?

Guests are warmly welcomed to this bright orange, 2-story hotel. Each room is clean with all amenities and magnificent views of the Mekong. There is also a big terrace gathering place with comfortable seats and a swing surrounded by trees and flowers.

Greenhost Hotel, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

What are the surroundings like?

This property stands out in many ways. Greenhost combines a bold industrial feel with urban farming. Internal light sources and natural sunlight feed hydroponic gardens and allow vegetables and herbs to grow along the modern building’s corridors. Guests can pick the ingredients for their food prepared by the in-house chef.

Greenhost Hotel - Yogyakarta - Java - Indonesia

What activities are available in the surroundings?

The Greenhost has an art workshop for guests to collaborate with local artists to create unique artwork inspired by local techniques. For the real enthusiasts, there is also an opportunity to learn how to build a hydroponic urban farm.

What makes this hotel special?

The groundbreaking combination of bold urban design, urban farming and art inspiration really makes this hotel stand out from other properties in Yogyakarta. It reflects on awareness for the environment in an urban setting.

Ren Resort, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Where can we find this hotel?

Ren Resort - Sihanoukville - Cambodia

This 4-star resort is located on Otres Beach, the most quiet and beautiful beach of Sihanoukville, with eight kilometers of white sand washed by crystal clear water.

What’s it like?

Ren Resort is a contemporary beachfront hotel. All the rooms in the main building have a balcony or patio. The clubrooms are a duplex bungalow with private garden and outdoor shower.

Why do we like it?

There is a restaurant on the beach, a 30-meter long swimming pool and check-in available any time of day or night.