Salutary September Hotels

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Where can we find this hotel?

This 5-star property is located outside the city center of Yogya on the northern side of the city. Though still in a suburban area, it is surrounded by acres of lush greenery and landscaped gardens and adjacent to one of Java’s best golf courses. Moreover, the Hyatt has panoramic views of the mighty Mt. Merapi volcano.

Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta - Yogyakarta - Indonesia

What activity can we do in or around the hotel?

For active guests, the Hyatt lends itself very well for a few days of golf, playing tennis or jogging around on the hotel’s jogging track through the gardens. Instructors are available for participants of every level. Those who wish to relax will enjoy the health club spa, sauna and Jacuzzi. For families with children, the kids will enjoy the large pool with waterfalls and a 70-meter water slide and the onsite kids club facilities.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

This hotel and its facilities are one of a kind in Yogyakarta. However, an alternative at the same level would be the Phoenix Hotel in the city center.

 

Jetwing Lighthouse, Dadalla, Galle, Sri Lanka

What are the surroundings like?

This luxury hotel sits atop a hillock overlooking the blue waters of the Indian Ocean in the picturesque port of Galle. This architectural marvel reflects a strong Dutch colonial influence and offers a rare sense of being steeped in history.

Jetwing Lighthouse - Dadalla - Galle - Sri Lanka

Why do we think it is special?

The Jetwing is one of the last great works of design by Sri Lanka’s greatest architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Built under his supervision, it boasts his trademark touches of saffron and bronze. The hotel rooms and exclusive suites are plush with a generous use of rich timber and eco-friendly fabrics. The only 5-star beach property in Galle, this hotel has stunning views of both beautiful gardens and the sea.

What can we do in the surroundings?

This location has access to activities such as whale watching, trekking in Sinharaja rainforest, watersports in Bentota and strolling around the nearby historic Galle Fort.

 

Fusion Resort Nha Trang, Cam Ranh, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Where can we find this hotel?

This 5-star resort hotel is located only a short distance from the airport and thirty minutes from the city center. It’s just far enough from the city to allow guests to enjoy a serene and relaxing environment on the beach of the lovely Nha Trang Sea.

Fusion Resort Nha Trang - Cam Ranh - Nha Trang - Vietnam

What’s it like?

Fusion Nha Trang offers stylish and spacious villas surrounded by green tropical gardens, palm trees and facing the amazing Nha Trang beach. The villa interiors are light and bright with cool colors and lots of natural light.

What can we do in the surroundings?

Being located on the coast, of course guests can take advantage of the sand and sea, but the resort has other facilities to enjoy such as the two spa treatments that come complimentary with the room rates. Also, the resort will deliver special orders of lunch or dinner to the outdoor table in the guest’s oceanside pool villa. Imagine a refreshing swim in the pool followed by a private dinner.

 

The Strand Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar

What’s it like?

The Strand is a colonial three-story building that was carefully renovated in the 1990’s. It consists of one main building prominently located on Strand Road near Yangon’s waterfront and another building in the back that is used for business functions and weddings. The Strand is Yangon’s most iconic address and the preferred choice of world famous celebrities since the early 1900’s. The interior design is unrivaled and underscores the adage of former times to be “the best hotel east of the Suez.”

The Strand Hotel - Yangon - Myanmar

What are the surroundings like?

The Strand is in the vicinity of buildings considered the best collection of colonial architecture in Asia. The hotel itself is one of Yangon’s official heritage buildings and is the starting point of a weekly afternoon guided tour through Yangon’s downtown along the avenues where the majority of heritage buildings are located, each with a unique history.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

The Governor’s Residence in Yangon’s diplomatic quarter has a level of service, design and quality to be the only hotel in Yangon that can be compared to The Strand.

 

Racha Kiri Resort & Spa, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Where can we find this hotel?

This 4-star hotel is located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand in the Khanom district of Surat Thani Province about two hours from the Surat Thani airport.

Racha Kiri Resort - Spa - Nakhon Si Thammarat - Thailand

What can we do in the surroundings?

Located near a small local community, the area is peaceful and relaxing but close to some nearby seafood restaurants. For activities, there is a boat trip to discover one of the famous signatures of Khanom, the pink dolphin. The rocky coastline here has lots of waterfalls to explore and the resort’s swimming pool has great ocean views.

What are alternative options to this hotel?

Aava Resort and Spa is another option in Khanom where there are not many hotels available with the same level of service and facilities.

 

Tamu Hotel, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

What are the surroundings like?

This 3 to 4-star boutique hotel is located at the quiet and unspoiled far end of Otres Beach close to Ream National Park. It is on one of the nicest beaches in the Sihanoukville area and only 15 minutes by tuk tuk from downtown.

Tamu Hotel - Sihanoukville - Cambodia

What’s it like?

The property consists of beachfront bungalows with modern barefoot chic décor and set in green gardens with a beautiful central pool. With fantastic personalized service, Tamu Hotel is comfortable and upmarket without being pretentious or stuffy.

Why do we think it is special?

The natural environment is exceptional where guests can laze on the pristine beach or explore the unspoiled mangrove forests of Ream National Park.

 

Zuela Guesthouse, Luang Namtha Province, Laos

Where can we find this hotel?

This 2-star guesthouse property is located in the town of Luang Namtha in the province of the same name in northern Laos near the Myanmar border. Across the street is the local night market.

Zuela Guesthouse - Luang Namtha Province - Laos

What can we do in the surroundings?

The guesthouse offers excursions such as trekking, kayaking, bicycling and motorbike rental.

Why do we think it is special?

This accommodation has good service with clean and spacious rooms. The buildings are traditional Lao style with nice balconies in the VIP rooms. There is free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and laundry service.