We are all looking forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful Asian homes!
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing change in all our daily lives, including how we travel. With new social protocols required of us all, and the need for infection risk to be seriously managed, post-covid travel requires a level of sincerity and care that one would see in a family home, and this is where a stay in a Secret Retreats property provides you with the peace of mind you require. We are your homes from home in Asia.
With uncertainty and fear hanging over travelling, no one knows how quickly tourism and business travel will fully recover. Will we all still fly as much as pre-covid? And what will the travel experience look like with all the new health security measures in place? Despite these challenges, maybe BECAUSE of these challenges, you can be sure that the Secret Retreats hotels, inns, lodges, boats and restaurants will provide you with quality, safe and fascinating experiences for you and your family for your post-covid travel. Now, let us tell you why, so that you can leave your worries behind and start planning your next Asian holidays!
Secret Retreats are small, family owned boutique properties where guests are cared for as they would family members…the delightful homes of the owners, they are Your homes in Asia…
Supanniga Home is located in Khon Kaen, the cultural heartland of Isaan. Offering country living in-town, this family home is comprised 3 private villas set under mature trees in 6 hectares of well-loved gardens. Sip a cup of ancient Pu-erh tea as you listen to the gentle ringing of chime bells and birdsong and perhaps try your hand at crafting traditional pottery, or taking a traditional tea ceremony, or taking a drawing class. Each of the villas’ luxurious interiors feature contemporary design with a local touch—from modern locally handcrafted furnishings to antique pottery, porcelain and lush handwoven Isaan silks. Supanniga Home is the perfect place to escape the pressures of modern life, reconnect with family and loved ones, commune with nature, start your journey in wellness with meditation or perhaps yoga practice or simply learn about the beauty of Isan life, culture and cuisine.
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Situated in the village of Nimmu, Nimmu House is located at the confluence of the sacred river Indus, which rises in Tibet, and the Zanskar River, offering truly spellbinding views of these magnificent rivers with the golden mountains of Ladakh as a breathtaking backdrop. Ladakh is a region of incredible vistas and natural beauty. One thing Ladakh has in spades is big beautiful wide open spaces.
Post-covid travel needs space, social distancing is now our ‘new norm’. Space and social distancing has always been available at Nimmu and across Ladakh. A restored heritage house with just 5 rooms in the house and 7 luxury tents set in the ancient apricot orchards, space is guaranteed. And dining does not get much fresher, with produce for the kitchen coming from the property’s own gardens or sourced from local farmers in the village. Team the freshest ingredients, the surrounding energizing natural scenery to explore and enjoy, wellness activities including meditation and yoga, and the warm, spacious and peaceful environment of this ancient home and you have everything you need for the perfect post-covid worry-free stay with an endless choice of experiences to fascinate, inspire and energize your soul.
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Aava Resort & Spa
So, what does a post-covid traveler need from a property and destination to ensure worry free and still fascinating travels? First on the list must be space and fresh air, well, Aava tops the list for this, set beachside on Nadan beach with 9kms of quiet secluded golden sands, space and fresh air guaranteed. How about health and relaxation promoting activities and cuisine? Again, Aava has you covered. Sourcing the freshest local produce for their restaurant with both Asian and European inspired dishes on offer. Put the healthy dining to work with some classes in Tai-Chi, Yoga or Pilates on the beach, further strengthening your body and soul and then pamper yourself in a private treatment in the spa. Everything anyone would need for fantastic post-covid travels, Aava has you covered. Activities for the kids, relaxation for you, all immersed in a beautiful cocktail of Scandinavian-Thai design and hospitality. And don’t forget to enjoy the wildlife, Nadan beach is one the best places to spot the rare pink dolphin.
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Warm caring hospitality that one would expect from staying with friends, the mark of a Secret Retreats property, where you can enjoy quality private time with your loved ones safe in the knowledge that the hotel team is taking your care and safety as seriously as they would one of their own.
Set amongst paddy fields in the small Balinese village of Umalas, yet just 10 minutes by car from Seminyak’s beaches and barely 1 hour from the rural and cultural paradise of Ubud. The resorts 4 villas (18 guestrooms) are set within 10,000sqm of mature tropical gardens with 4 swimming pools, space and privacy are assured at Villa Mathis. Each villa is uniquely appointed with antique wood furniture and artworks sourced from all over the Indonesian Archipelago. Most feature delightful outdoor bathtubs and showers, fresh air luxury with the stars as your ceiling! This homely boutique villa resort offers both restaurant and in-room or in-garden dining as you please, further ensuring the privacy and space we all now require. A full spa is on site and all the best of Bali on your doorstep. Book your stay now before it books out!
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Anjali by Syphon
Featuring cutting-edge design, and an abundance of flowers and tropical hanging gardens, this peaceful spacious retreat in Siem Reap provides a beautifully relaxing atmosphere to immerse yourself in when travelling to visit one of the 8 wonders of the world, the awe inspiring temples of Angkor. At Anjali by Syphon guests can enjoy a sensory environment with a sustainable approach in a tastefully designed setting with local influences guaranteeing a sincere sense of place, so essential to quality travel experiences. The 29 spacious and luxuriously appointed guestrooms come with either a furnished balcony, or a terrace with direct access to the saltwater swimming pool and gardens. A vibrant lounge, and innovative cocktails and cuisine add to the experience. And of course the wonder of the temples on your doorstep with the hotel team on-hand to help you plan the perfect way to make memories of a lifetime on your temple tours.
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All at Secret Retreats take your safety in this covid-worried world we now find ourselves living in very seriously. Working under guidance from CDC and WHO the team at Secret Retreats and our professional hoteliers have created a Clean Care Pledge as our promise to you, our staff, and our local communities on how we will guarantee the safety of all AND the environment. We have set protocols and procedures for the properties which not only focus on sanitization and disinfection but also on the products we use to ensure that they are both safe to our staff and neighbours AND to the environment.
Gal Oya Lodge
Nothing nourishes the soul like nature, and Gal Oya is here to provide you with just the nourishment you need. Positioned on the edge of the relatively untouched and least explored national park in the heart of Sri Lanka, this unique safari lodge specializes in high-end, environmentally responsible tourism. Comprising 10 spacious bungalows within 20 acres of private jungle and grasslands set around a swimming pool and restaurant, every guest space has magnificent views of the surrounding nature. The numerous activities found here include: jeep safaris, bird walks, bike rides, and meeting the indigenous Vedda Tribe who have called these forests home for nearly 40,000years. The highlight activity is a boat safari on Sri Lanka’s biggest lake. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife, and for those who are really lucky the chance to see the famed Gal Oya forest elephants swimming from island to island in search of the freshest grass. What a sight! Absolutely not to be missed. Contact the Secret Retreats concierge to start planning your stay now.
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Gangga Island Resort & Spa
Gangga Island Resort & Spa offers 30rooms within 15 traditionally designed and elegantly furnished air-conditioned wooden bungalows discreetly set at the base of a jungle covered hill. The uniquely designed U-shaped bungalows house 2 independent and private rooms each with private en-suite bathrooms, high ceilings and spacious verandas giving beach and sea, or garden views. The rooms are attached at the bathrooms to ensure privacy and quiet between the 2 rooms. Overlooking the house-reef with jungle at the rear of the property, you are immersed in nature at Gangga Island. An uninhabited island it is just you and pristine nature. From some of the richest waters for coral and marine life in the world to an incredible variety of wildlife in the surrounding jungle and neighbouring islands, including the absolutely NOT to be missed, Birds of Paradise. Space, privacy, seclusion, pristine nature above and below the waterline, can there be anywhere better to be right now than Gangga Island?
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