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Where to catch the best sunsets


There are few holiday experiences more romantic than a glorious sunset. Here, Secret Retreats presents some of the best places to get that warm, fuzzy feeling.

Koh Jum

 

Koh Jum Beach Villas, Krabi, Thailand 

A hidden gem on a delightful island, Koh Jum Beach Villas is where nature meets relaxation. It is the ideal place to explore Krabi’s natural beauty.

This boutique resort offers 19 individually designed villas with tropical gardens. Whether strolling along the beach or lying by your private pool, it offers beautiful sunset views overlooking the Phi Phi National Marine Park.

 

Vat Phou Cruise, Champasak-Pakse, Laos

Take a leisurely three-day journey down the Mekong River in southern Laos to witness one of the region's most remarkable treasures, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vat Phou, considered the birthplace of Khmer architecture. 

Enjoy magnificent sunset views from the deck as this boutique river-borne hotel takes you through timeless landscapes, accentuated by the stunning Si Phun Don, the "4,000 Islands", and Southeast Asia's largest waterfalls at Pha Pheng.

 

Inle Princess Resort

 

Inle Princess Resort, Myanmar

Set on a peaceful inlet of Inle Lake and facing the Blue Mountains, this resort offers one of the best positions to watch a sunset, either from the balcony of the Lake House Villa or on a boat out on the lake. 

 

Reverie Siam, Pai, Thailand

This boutique hotel offers an intimate and fresh interpretation of luxury hospitality. Cosy and quiet, Reverie Siam provides a nostalgic trip back to a bygone era of romance and elegance. 

The hotel was inspired by the colonial architecture and cultural fusion of Southeast Asia in the early 20th century. The sunset picnic is a 'must-do' experience for all.

 

Reverie Siam

 

Chakrabongse Villas, Bangkok, Thailand 

Built in 1908 by HRH Prince Chakrabongse on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, the villas provide a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern Bangkok. 

The sight of the sun setting behind Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) on the opposite bank is spectacular. Take a trip on the Riva Classic speedboat to enjoy a unique sunset experience.

 

Yandabo Home, Mandalay, Myanmar

Nestled between Mandalay and Bagan on the bank of the Irrawaddy River, this peaceful lodge features spacious and comfortable modern rooms in a rural riverside setting. 

Witness traditional village life unchanged in centuries, walk amid potters busy at work with their clay, spot buffalos bathing in the distance and unwind with delightful Asian cuisine served on a large and inviting wooden deck overlooking the river.

 

Neeleshwar Hermitage, Kerala, India

The property features delightful cottages, a quiet unspoiled beach, secluded verandahs which catch the sea breeze and far reaching views of the deserted golden coastline. 

Spot dolphins diving in the sea while reclining by the infinity pool and re-align your chakras at the yoga pavilion lulled by the sounds of the surf

Enjoy seafood from the local fishermen's daily catch and dine on authentic home-style specialities flavoured with spices from Kerala's Malabar Hills as you watch the sun slip into the Arabian Sea.

 

These boutique hotels are members of Secret Retreats, a curated collection of properties in Asia.

 

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Written by: Traveltalk Magazine
Published: 29 March 2020


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