New Members Unveil More of Asia

Discover even more of Asia in Secret Retreats style – from China to Sri Lanka – with these new member hotels and restaurants.
This eco-chic beach villa hideout, where nature, relaxation and luxury converge, offers 19 individually designed villas located on the resort’s private 700-metre-long beach or in lush tropical gardens with sunset views. With Krabi International Airport just one hour away, the little-known Koh Jum is an ideal base for exploring Krabi’s incredible natural beauty, nearby islands or one of Thailand’s last hidden gems places – Koh Jum itself.
Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the Gulf of Siam, this large estate features two charming villas and two swimming pools. The Grande Mansion boasts three suites while the more intimate Sala Thmei has one guestroom. The villa is located a 5-minute walk from the famous Kep crab market and a 10-minute walk from the beach. Guests can choose where to have their dinner, be it in the dining room or outdoors in the peaceful, quiet garden.
Nestled in the heart of a 25-acre coconut estate with its own spice garden, Ambarella Lodge offers three twin bungalows and one individual bungalow. Just 25 minutes by car from Colombo's Bandaranaike International Airport, Ambarella Lodge is an ideal starting or ending point for your Sri Lanka experience. The local village nearby, which can be reached by bicycle or tuk tuk, offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness authentic Sri Lankan village life.
Positioned on the edge of the relatively untouched Gal Oya National Park in eastern Sri Lanka, this unique safari lodge specialises in high-end, environmentally responsible tourism. Comprising 10 spacious bungalows within 20 acres of private jungle and grasslands, guests can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife and – for those who are really lucky – the chance to see elephants swimming from island to island in search of the freshest grass.
Set the heart of Laos’ capital Vientiane and offering a fresh take on a city hotel, this property draws inspiration from 1930s Indochine design interspersed with modern, creative touches. Previously the home of a well-known Laotion poet, the hotel features 55 guestrooms and suites spread out over eight floors, each with their own special flair. The rooftop infinity edge swimming pool, replete with a bar and breathtaking views overlooking the Mekong River and the city, is not to be missed!
In such a vast country like China, it can be complicated to decide where to explore and understand the different culture. To help show the way, we’ve hand-selected a collection of boutique hotels in Yunnan province and beyond in other culturally rich destinations such as Tibet to the Yangtze Delta. Each property ensures genuine hospitality in the Chinese countryside with its ancient traditions, beliefs and artisans. Only a few hotels are preserving this culture – we have discovered them for you.
DISCOVER 5 new Secret Tables
New Secret Tables restaurants across Asia offer a welcome pairing to a Secret Retreats stay or an exciting culinary experience on their own unlocking the region’s unique flavours. Each restaurant is led by passionate chefs dedicated to crafting inventive dishes that are just as eye-catching and creative as they are delicious and unique to their location. Click on the restaurants below for more details.

gēn 根 – Penang, Malaysia
Sangsaka – Bali, Indonesia
Nusa – Jakarta, Indonesia
Amphone – Vientiane, Laos
Restau K Yamauchi – Nagoya, Japan
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