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Dream spots to go this Spring

If you’re feeling inspired to travel, but you haven’t yet figured out where you want to go, Luxuo has a curated list of Asian destinations

Apr 12, 2018 | By Shirley Wang

Where to catch some sun, fun, with the stress of none

April marks the start of Spring, one of the best time for traveling – the ice is thawing, the flowers are, and in many places, you are a couple months removed from the heavy crowds that descend in the summertime. Avoid the crowd and rewind in the beauty and serenity of nature in these top picks.

 

KYOTO, JAPAN

 

An intensely culture-conscious country that harmonises ancient traditions with modern architecture, stroll through elegant gardens, magnificent palaces, charming shrines and traditional wooden houses against the delicate backdrop of spring.

Lodging: The Gyokuto Garden Terrace Suite at The Suiran

Lounge in ryokan-style bedding in a suite adorned with floor-to-ceiling shoji screens and rooms separated with opulent Kusuma sliding doors, hand-painted by renowned artist Ryo Shinagawa. Enjoy the impressive views of the mighty Arashiyama hills or take a stroll in a private traditional garden and take a bath in a secluded open-air cypress bathtub, enjoying the healing properties of the mineral-rich water cultivated from the Arashiyama hot springs.

There is truly no compromisation, as the suite boosts a 50-inch flat screen TV, Bose surround sound systems, Remède Spa products and organic soap – infused with local yuzu essences and hinoki oil.

Cost: USD 490

Size: 861 sq. ft.

Occupancy: 2 adults

Where: Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto

12 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji,

Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

Phone: (81) 75-872-0101

http://www.suirankyoto.com/en/

 

BODRUM, TURKEY

 

Bodrum will be in the early twenties at this time of year, perfect for some exploration around the peninsula before it becomes an inferno in summer. Travel down the endless olive groves to the Aegean and witness the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Lodging: Sea-view pavilions at the Amanruya

A convenient half an hour from town centre, it occupies 60 acres of forest-covered hillside. Translating to “peaceful dream”, the place is truly beautiful, with traditional 36 stone pavilions, marble floors, mahogany ceilings and baths the size of a zeppelin.

Each pavilion has a private dining area and pool to cool off after a walk along the coast, offering a majestic view over the sea at the sea-view pavilions’ infinity pools.

Cost: SGD 1700

Size: 75 sq-metre

Occupancy: 2 adults (and up to 2 children)

Where: Bülent Ecevit Cad.,

Demir Mevkii,

Göltürkbükü,

TR-48483

Phone: (90) 252 311 12 12

www.aman.com

 

 

 

PALATUPANA, SRI LANKA

 

Enjoy the gorgeous weather in the south and west of Sri Lanka in April (while raining in the north and east) in towns such as Galle, Colombo and Weligama. The area is rich in history, sights and old-world charm, with towns such as Galle dating from 1588.

Lodging: Cocoon Pool Suite at the Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Nested in the beautiful white-washed beaches of Yala National Park, 28 unique and dome-shaped tents dot along the beach. Bask in a lavish abundance of luxury, stunning architecture and space surrounded by the sea and jungle.

Enjoy a tan at the infinity pool, revitalising massages at their luxuriant spa, delectable Sri-Lankan cuisine at the open-air Den and Dining Pavilion, ending off with sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes.

 

Rates: USD 900

Size: 55 square meters

Occupancy: 2 adults (up to 2 children)

Where: Wild Coast Tented Lodge – Relais & Chateaux

Palatupana, (neighbouring to Yala National Park),

Yala 82600, Sri Lanka

Phone: (94) 117 745 730

www.resplendentceylon.com

 

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