Start Your Day with Breakfast in Bed in a Room with a View
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Waking up with a delicious morning meal is a treat in itself and can also improve your energy levels and concentration. So, what a perfect way to pamper yourself or your significant others by serving them a breakfast in bed, and while travelling Asia with Secret Retreats, how about adding some breathtaking views to that breakfast treat!
In this edition, we would like to share with you another idea to enhance your vacation. Show your loved ones how important they are by ordering from room service a scrumptious breakfast in bed while they relax and start the day slowly. Let’s take a look at a few of the Secret Retreats properties that offer incredible views from the bedroom, and of course a great breakfast in bed. Let’s check them out now!
Paresa Resort – Phuket, Thailand
How can you beat breakfast in bed at a place like this! Enjoying an unrivalled clifftop vantage point in Kamala, Phuket’s most exclusive stretch of coastline, this luxury resort shares breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea with its guests. Phuket’s best kept luxury secret, the resort is secreted away under lush tropical trees and gardens guaranteeing privacy and serenity. The chic, elegant villas and suites are luxuriously appointed, and all offer unrivalled panoramic sea views from their private infinity edge pools. With 1- and 2-bedroom villas and suites, Paresa is the perfect choice for every occasion whether looking for the ultimate romantic hideaway or honeymoon suite, or for the family holiday of a lifetime, Paresa has a suite for you. This exclusive resort’s Thai restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Plate for 2 years running now. Paresa also features a luxurious spa, gym, library and cooking school, all provided with the world-renowned warm, personal, and beautifully Thai, 5-star service.
Papua Paradise Eco Resort – Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Papua Paradise Eco Resort is set on the uninhabited island of Birie in the Raja Ampat archipelago of Indonesia. The resort’s 26 traditional and comfortable overwater bungalows enjoy incredible panoramic sea views across the House Reef. Guests will often catch glimpses of passing turtles, sharks, manta rays and even dugong as they gaze out from their bungalow across the surrounding reef first thing in the morning. The bungalows have been built in a traditional style to be in harmony with the local climate, as well as contributing to the sense of place of guests. With the island being uninhabited nature on and around the island is pristine and the resort owners want to preserve and protect this, and so they have made every effort to make as little an impact as possible on their home environment. Cooled by the sea breezes and the in-room fans, air-conditioners have not been added to the bungalows to further reduce the impact on the environment.
While the location is without doubt a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling, the island and surrounding islands offer just as much diversity above the waterline in the flora and fauna to enjoy, with perhaps the highlight being the incredible birds-of-paradise. The resort offers the only luxury spa in Raja Ampat, a 5 Star PADI dive centre, a restaurant and bar, all set between sea and pristine jungle on its own private island. Papua Paradise Eco Resort echoes only with the sound of the gentle waves below the bungalows and the calls of exotic birds from the surrounding jungle, this truly is the perfect place to escape a busy modern life and surround yourself by pristine nature both above and below the waterline.
Koh Jum Beach Villas – Krabi, Thailand
This luxury eco-chic beach is nothing but charming. This hideout is a hidden gem where nature meets relaxation. The boutique resort offers 19 individually designed villas on the resort’s 700-metre long beach-front with lush tropical gardens and beautiful sunset views overlooking the iconic islands of the Phi Phi National Marine Park.
With the beautifully designed beachfront villas and pool villas set just a few barefoot steps from the beach, guests can enjoy beach and sea views, and the garden villas and pool villas are perfectly placed for privacy nestled amongst the gardens that border the resort’s beachfront location. All the villas are carefully positioned to ensure privacy for guests and designed with concertina glass walls to make the most of the views and of the gentle, and naturally cooling, sea breeze. Just imagine the views you can enjoy while having your breakfast in bed!
Located on the beautiful unspoilt island of Koh Jum, a short boat ride from Krabi on Thailand’s Andaman (south-west) coast, Koh Jum Beach Villas is just an hour away from Krabi International Airport, making it the perfect place to stay both for folks who are looking to explore Krabi’s wondrous natural beauty and nearby islands, and for folks looking for a supremely peaceful and private tropical beachside holiday in a resort that inspires relaxation. Lie by your private pool, immersed in a blissfully serene moment with only the sound of birdsong and the Andaman Sea gently lapping the beach, and read a book or perhaps start writing one yourself. Perfect moments like these are daily at Koh Jum Beach Villas.
Alexa J Private Cruise – Maldives
A truly unique sailing experience in the Maldives, this classic sailing yacht was refitted in 2020 to accommodate just 1 couple in one gorgeous VIP Master Cabin with high ceilings and large windows. The perfect choice for honeymoons, or family holidays, ALEXA J’s 30sqm luxury cabin provides breathtaking wraparound views of the stunning marine scenery from the suite’s large double bed as you cruise serenely along.
The cabin-suite is bright and airy and opens out through large glass doors to the covered but open-sided aft deck. There is nothing to compare to ALEXA J sailing the Maldives presently, and at 38m long, she provides all the facilities of a superyacht but with the added luxury of total privacy. The yacht’s interiors combine Mulberry wood, with furnishings in white and muted natural tones, with carefully placed antique pieces, creating a bright, airy, contemporary romantic atmosphere. ALEXA J has a professional crew of 6, including a private chef to cook you that exclusive breakfast in bed, a dive instructor and spa therapist are also on-board all dedicated to ensure that every need of every guest is met.
The yacht features a large living room with panoramic windows, an open-air lounge on the main deck perfect for both relaxing and dining al-fresco, below deck a playroom (that can also convert into a bedroom to sleep 2 children) and home-theatre, and on the upper deck a space for sunbathing or practicing yoga along with a lounge perfect for stargazing. Dive the sparkling waters of the Maldives, then on return to the privacy of your very own luxury yacht enjoy a yoga session on the upper deck followed by a spa treatment. Alexa J takes private luxury sailing to a new level in the Maldives and has to be one of the best rooms with a view in Asia.
Here at Secret Retreats we offer our guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond the more typical offerings. Supporting and working closely with our Asia based hoteliers and hospitality professionals our community provides incredible holidays and tailor-made Asia travel itineraries direct to public and to travel agents. And, by booking direct with Secret Retreats, enjoy the peace of mind from knowing that both the on-the-ground team and the team back at Secret Retreats HQ are there to ensure your travel plans go smoothly and to fully support you when they don’t.
Contact our Secret Retreats’ Concierges today who with their uniquely local experience and professionalism will Unveil an Asia to you that cannot be found in any other way.
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