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The best hotels in Asia for Friends, Families and Couples

26 Feb, 2024

Embark on an exploration of Asia’s essence in 2024 with a carefully selected collection of hotels ideal for families cherishing moments together, couples seeking intimate getaways, and friends craving exciting escapades. 

We know where you can spend your next vacation in Asia. Discover 3 unique locations in Hong Kong, Sabah, and Samui and invite your friends now for the best vacation on the continent of contrasts.

Hong Kong’s All-Embracing Romance for Couples

Hong Kong is an ideal destination for couples seeking a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition. The city’s vibrant energy, illuminated skyline, and enchanting harbours create an atmosphere that captivates couples with its allure. The Olympian Hong Kong, which reopened its doors in September following a refurbishment, is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of the West Kowloon district. The award-winning hotel, home to 32 beautifully designed rooms and suites, is perched on a quiet, tree-lined promenade at the entrance to Victoria Harbour. Couples are promised an intimate stay, with an attentive guest service team on hand to ensure that every moment is special. Beyond the hotel, travellers can soak up local art and culture and the nearby M+ museum or enjoy a romantic evening cruise with Aqua Luna and see the city’s sparkling skyline at night.

Room rates start from £169 per night based on two adults sharing a Deluxe Olympian Room.

Olympian hotel Hong Kong

A Family Haven in Sabah at Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Families can dive into the heart of Southeast Asia with a visit to the incredible Shangri-La Rasa Ria in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, where lush rainforests and sandy beaches await. Adventure is endless, whether it’s bonding over beachside activities, encountering local wildlife at the resort’s nature reserve, the Rasa Ria Reserve, or making the most of its jam-packed activity schedule, which includes nature hikes, sunrise yoga and beach clean ups for eco warriors. Shangri-La Rasa Ria offers suites created with families in mind, with panoramic ocean or garden views and plenty of space throughout, and every member of the family is catered for across the 10 dining outlets, with something for even the fussiest of eaters to enjoy.

Room rates start from £178 per night based on two adults and two children sharing a Garden Wing Deluxe Family Room.

A Family Haven in Sabah at Shangri-La Rasa Ria

Party with Friends: Avani Chaweng Samui’s Tropical Playground

Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club effortlessly combines retro design with a vibrant and lively atmosphere, creating a destination for groups of friends seeking a memorable getaway. Its beach club, SEEN, is one of the hottest party spots in town. Guests can expect pool parties, DJ sets and fire shows from dusk until dawn, alongside an excellent cocktail menu. When relaxation calls, there’s a second pool for some chill time in the sun, as well as a state-of-the-art gym for friends wanting to stay on top of their fitness regime.

Room rates start from £71 per night based on two adults sharing a Cool Pool View Room.

Avani Chaweng Samui's Tropical Playground

As our trip through these three incredible locations comes to an end, it is evident that Asia has a multitude of unique experiences just waiting to be discovered. Each accommodation offers a doorway to unforgettable experiences, whether you’re drawn to the vibrant cityscape of Hong Kong, the tranquil beauty of Sabah’s beaches, or the gorgeous landscapes of Samui.

Where will your next journey take you? The possibilities are endless, and the experiences, boundless. Happy travels!


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