Unspoiled Asia – South East Asia’s Finest Resorts

Story 2_1Two resorts in the south east of the continent have unveiled breathtaking new villas – the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

Occasionally something a little spectacular is required to make a vacation truly memorable. Enter the latest additions to two of South East Asia’s finest resorts. Six Senses’ new offering at Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam is certainly that. Suspended on the hillside above the resort’s beachfront villas, the Hilltop Reserve has 180-degree views of the secluded bay.

The 7,825 sq ft villa, which sleeps 10, is only accessible by off-road buggy or a hike through the surrounding jungle, ensuring total privacy. Luxuries include an infinity pool, resident chef and a private wine cellar of some 30 labels.

Story 2_2Meanwhile, on the unspoiled eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, laid-back Nihiwatu has recently finished work on the stunning Mamole three bedroom treehouse that sleeps six. With an impeccably luxurious finish, the property is perched on wooden stilts among ancient trees and overlooks the pristine white sands.

The main house, accessible via bamboo bridges, has a private infinity pool, large living area and bathroom on the entry level, as well as a bedroom, bathroom and balcony on the upper level.

Six Senses Hilltop Reserve from $4,570 per night in high season. Mamole Treehouse at Nihiwatu from $42,000 per week (including meals and some drinks).