13 Friday April, 2012
Do you love a great bed? Do you love a beautiful view? How about both at the same time?! Here are our top picks for where to stay if you want a knockout view without even leaving the comfort of your bed...
1. Vil Uyana, Sri Lanka
This highly individual eco hotel has 25 breezy guest suites in one of three distinct styles: water, marsh or forest. Each has its own unique feature – either a plunge pool, a private pool or a deck for private dining. The views from the bedrooms take in the surrounding nature with the resort centring around a lake and reed bed (attracting a great deal of birdlife), which creates a wonderfully peaceful vibe.
2. Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi, Thailand
Combine rustic eco bliss with chic boutique luxury on one of Thailand’s most beautiful island locations... Six Senses Yao Noi stretches over a jungly hillside on Yao Noi island near Phuket and the famed James Bond Islands. Enjoy beautiful views over Phang Nga Bay’s limestone islands from your comfy bed; should you need anything, your personal butler is on hand at the push of a button.
3. Uma Paro, Bhutan
Uma Paro is one of our favourite luxury hotels in Bhutan, especially suited to people who are into wellness, yoga and spa pampering. Part of the COMO Hotel group, its design draws on traditional Bhutanese dzong architecture and guest bedrooms look out over the breathtaking Paro valley – the perfect sleek and soothing spot to retreat to after a day’s gentle trekking.
4. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Yet another Six Senses resort (they certainly have a knack for combining beds with views…), this stunning hideaway is set on a crescent-shaped bay only accessible by boat. There are 58 private villas dotted along the shore; for the best views opt for one of 5 Water Villas or one of 4 Rock Villas set amidst rocky boulders with a ladder directly into the sea.
5. Leti 360, India
Overlooking distant snow-capped peaks, Leti 360 is set deep within the Ramganga Valley in the Indian Himalayas. Built with local materials and age-old techniques, the camp is perched high on a precipice and each of the four rooms have panoramic glass walls for the ultimate in romantic stargazing.
6. Princess Junk, Vietnam
And finally, for a view that is constantly changing take a cruise on Halong Bay’s only one-cabin deluxe vessels, the Princess Junks. Designed in the style of a traditional Chinese Junk, these 17 metre boats have been handcrafted in teak and oak and come with sunbathing deck, dining area, staff quarters and an en-suite double cabin from which you can look out over clear jade waters, limestone islands and charming fishing communities.
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