Remote Hideaways: Discovering South East Asia’s Best Kept Secrets
Bali? Check. Krabi? Check. I’m sure you have been to the same tried and tested locations, and it’s starting to annoy you because thousands of other tourists are flocking there too. If you’re seeking a different kind of wanderlust, it’s time to go off the beaten track, and sometimes being adventurous can be far more rewarding.
The recent agoda Travel and Tech Study found that 57% Singaporeans like to travel to lesser-known destinations. Agoda‘s Global Director for Brand and Communications, Andrew Edwards, explains: “Getting away from the hustle and bustle doesn’t mean giving up great experiences when it comes to South East Asia. The region is dotted with many remote and luxurious locations for travellers, who don’t want to compromise on the good things in life, but still want a unique holiday.”
So if you’re looking for a remote hideaway to get a much-needed respite from the crowds, here are some hidden gems worth discovering.
Pangkor Laut Island (Pangkor, Malaysia
With only a fraction of the island developed, this privately owned resort island is perfect for couples looking to escape the stresses of life. With access to the resort only available via speedboat or helicopter, nothing can stop you from ultimate relaxation.
Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort – Khao Yai, Thailand
Located in one of the most scenic and peaceful destinations in Thailand, the resort is surrounded by tropical gardens where guests can find tranquility plus fun-filled adventure. Spend the day by your villa’s private pool or pick from elephant trekking, river rafting, kayaking, or rock climbing.
Dedon Island (Siargao Island, The Philippines)
This private paradise on the southern tip of reef-ringed Siargao is blessed with lush tropical jungles, white-sanded beaches and countless surfing breaks. No need to open your wallet or sign for a drink, with the single flat rate covering all expenses.
Six Senses Con Dao (Con Dao, Vietnam)
Right on the shoreline of white sandy beaches, surrounded by majestic mountains, this tucked away resort Con Dao island is the quintessential beach escape. For ultimate privacy, each villa has its own pool.