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Our Selected Hotel Picks for the Month of May

May 24, 2019 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: ,

Check out our selection of great hotel choices for May from around the Southeast Asian region!

Yandabo Home, Myingyan, Myanmar

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in a beautiful setting between Bagan and Mandalay, Yandabo Home offers 12 beautiful rooms among the local houses of charming Yandabo village, designed in a modern, minimalistic style using local materials and products. The concept of this boutique hotel is to promote the importance of relaxation and peaceful seclusion afforded by not having any intrusive, modern technology. As a result, no Internet, telephone, or TV facilities are available at Yandabo Home.

990 Yandabo home

The hotel is an excellent and luxurious option for enjoying the slower pace of life in Myanmar’s dry zone. Guests can also savor some amazing local cuisine sitting on Yandabo’s wooden deck, passing the time, and watching the river glide by below. Each Asian-style dish is healthy and nutritious, reflecting the natural setting and enhancing the overall experience for guests.

Staying at Yandabo Home also unlocks opportunities for guests to embrace a new kind of experience – one that connects you with Yandabo’s peaceful village life. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the local community, including a walk around the village, which makes a living from producing beautiful earthenware pots. And in the late afternoon, guests can take a boat ride to visit Pan Nyo village and watch the village farmers and their ox carts returning from the fields. A walk along the shore of the Irrawaddy to enjoy a wonderful sunset is another great way to end your day at Yandabo Home.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Sensimar Resort and Spa Koh Samui, Thailand

Just 10 km from Samui International Airport located on beautiful Maenam Beach is the 4-star Sensimar Resort and Spa Koh Samui.* Situated within easy reach of nightlife entertainment areas, the resort’s adult only (16+) policy ensures guests enjoy peace and privacy at its secluded villas, suites, and rooms.

Sensimar Koh Samui offers 125 luxurious accommodations in an array of layouts, each of which has been elegantly designed to provide pure comfort. From the understated luxury of the Deluxe and Deluxe Sea View Rooms to the unparalleled elegance of the spacious Beach Pool Villas, there is no shortage of options to suit discerning tastes. Most rooms boast prime sea views overlooking the sea with beautiful Koh Pha-ngan island in the background. Those rooms without sea views have the added luxury of a private pool or outdoor spa bath.

990 Sensimar Resort and Spa Koh Samui, Thailand

As an adults only resort, this is a perfect haven for newly-weds, where they can enjoy the privacy they seek to make their time together a truly memorable one. The resort doesn’t impose any clichéd romantic themes on guests, but at the same time, staff are always attentive and ready to accommodate any request.

The Resort’s Zense Boutique Spa has also been carefully designed to create a tranquil, inviting and aesthetically soothing environment in which guests can feel completely at ease. Here you will find specialized and authentic Thai massage and facial treatments, carried out by skilled therapists. There is also a comprehensive selection of facials, steam treatments, scrubs and nail treatments to choose from.

*At the beginning of November, the resort will change its name to The Coast Koh Samui Adults Only Resort & Spa.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Hotel Des Arts Saigon, Vietnam

Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh, the 5-star Hotel Des Arts Saigon offers luxury and stylish accommodation for high-end travelers staying in the city for business or leisure. The hotel rooms all feature a similar chic, Indochina-inspired style with fantastic views of the city, while the property itself is conveniently located nearby to a number of city parks, providing guests with beautiful green vistas and a sense of space.

Hotel Des Arts Saigon, Vietnam

A great feature of the Hotel Des Arts is that it connects via a glass bridge to one of the most popular rooftop venues in the city, the Shri Restaurant & Lounge. It’s an ideal option for guests who want to enjoy the luxury of dining out at one of the city’s most renowned restaurants, without having to leave the hotel. There is also an impressive rooftop pool bar on the hotel’s 24th floor, with breathtaking views of the city skyline –  a great place to enjoy music, drinks, and snacks after a full day of sightseeing.

A global winner, the hotel’s spa provides guests with luxurious treatments that soothe, rejuvenate, de-stress and revitalize. Other facilities are a whimsical art-café and the popular Social Club restaurant on the 23rd floor, offering a modern European cuisine prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients and a range of fine wines and champagnes.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Bali Eco Stay, Indonesia

Bali Eco Stay is an eco-accommodation in the heart of Bali near Mount Batukaru, hosted by Australians John and Cath Blundstone, their son Huey, and traditional landowners Agung and Mini.

Feeling largely unfulfilled with the treadmill existence of western life, the Blundstones embarked on a journey in search of new horizons. Inspired by people they met along the way, they decided to set up their own eco-accommodation.

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Cath says they were delighted by the prospect of a nature-based business opportunity in which they could practice conservation and sustainability, and perhaps just as importantly, utilize John’s extensive hospitality expertise and her passion for horticulture.

Friends of the family, Norm and Linda, the creators of Sarinbuana Eco Lodge – a stunning mountain lodge in Bali – helped to make Bali Eco Stay a reality by working with them and sharing their incredible skills and expertise in sustainable tourism, enabling the Blundstone family to bring Bali Eco Stay to life.

The Blundstones feel blessed to have found the valley location for Bali Eco Stay, with its mesmerizing beauty and natural spring water, fantastic local staff and landowners. They say it is hugely rewarding to be able to inspire locals and guests to live more sustainably – giving back to nature what she provides to us.

For more information please contact [email protected]

Sofitel Luang Prabang, Laos

While the Sofitel brand is known worldwide, the 5-star Sofitel Luang Prabang stands out as being unique among the brand’s hotels. The luxurious resort offers very spacious and high-ceiling rooms in an old building that used to be the town’s prison.

Decades later, the inner garden hosts a beautiful swimming pool, park area, and restaurant with delicious local and international cuisine. In addition, the hotel’s beautifully decorated suites and villas offer an exquisite balance of style, comfort, and conveniences that guest will really appreciate.

Besides all these luxurious and stylish amenities, the team behind the hotel also care about sustainability and its benefits in their operations. The Sofitel, in this UNESCO World Heritage Town, uses locally crafted chinaware, engages regularly in community clean-ups, decorates the premises of the property tastefully with local arts and crafts and avoids using plastic wherever possible.

Our clients all speak highly about the property, the services and the sustainable approach of the Sofitel Luang Prabang and therefore it is one of our preferred luxurious options in town.

For more information please contact [email protected]

The Columns, Kampot, Cambodia

The Columns is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of old town Kampot – a row of historical French Colonial houses that have been restored to their original charm, but with the addition of modern functionality and comforts.

990 The Columns, Kampot, Cambodia

The relaxing atmosphere and central location steps from the river and markets make for an ideal place to stay while exploring the town. You can spend your days relaxing down the street on the banks of the Praek Tuek Chhu River, or visiting the shops and restaurants of the old town district.

In addition, major tourist attractions such as the Bokor Hill Station, Elephant Mountains, and the Kampot pepper plantations are only a short distance away. The region is well known for its high-quality pepper, which is exported worldwide.

Situated in a unique off-the-beaten-track location, The Columns offers family-friendly service and comfortable, convenient accommodation at a reasonable price.

For more information please contact [email protected]

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