Getting ready for your next adventure in the new year, but don’t know where to go?

TripAdvisor, the travel and restaurant bookings and review website, has just named its list of the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Asia.

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From villas on the white sands of an island in the Maldives to an Indian hotel with majestic palatial architecture, all of these destinations are well worth visiting.

1. Baros Maldives (Baros Island, Maldives)

Baros Maldives, which has stood as a legendary resort since 1973, is situated on Maldives’ tiny coral island of Baros in the centre of the Indian Ocean.

Its luxurious beachfront and over-the-water villas, beside a white-sand beach and a dense natural jungle, have been built using locally sourced timber and sandstone.

The resort prides itself on offering guests a personalised service, with the emphasis on comfort and serenity, in a stunning, secluded natural setting, just 25 minutes by speedboat from Maldives’ international airport.

2. The Upper House (Hong Kong, China)

This calming contemporary luxury hotel, in Pacific Place, Queensway, has made its mark as a haven in the city thanks to its impressive personalised services and the stylish design of its 117 studios and suites.

The Upper House’s refined decor, with its emphasis on natural materials, was created by the renowned architect Andre Fu.

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3. The Oberoi Vanyavilas (Sawai Madhopur, India)

Situated right on the edge of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, The Oberoi Vanyavilas, set in 20 acres (eight hectares) of lush, landscaped gardens, offers guests a luxurious stay, including a fine dining restaurant and a relaxing spa.

From the top of the hotel’s observation tower guests can admire Royal Bengal tigers and other wildlife at the nearby watering hole while they look out across panoramic views of the surrounding jungle while sipping Champagne at sunset.

4. Umaid Bhawan Palace (Jodhpur, India)

One of the largest royal residences in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is situated high above the desert capital of Jodhpur.

Built of golden sandstone between 1928 and 1943, it remains one of India’s last great palaces.

Today the building, set in 22 acres, has been divided into three parts: the residence of the royal family, a museum focusing on the 20th-century history of the Jodhpur royal family, and Taj Hotel’s luxury Umaid Bhawan Palace hotel, featuring 64 Art Deco-style rooms and suites, where guests can immerse themselves in the historical architecture and experience luxury – just like the royals.

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5. Gili Lankanfushi (Lankanfushi, Maldives)

Gili Lankanfushi is an eco-friendly holiday resort, featuring 45-over-water villas, built from sustainable materials such as palm, coconut, teak and bamboo beside a white-sand beach and lush vegetation on Lankanfushi island.

The resort, complete with its own organic vegetable and herb garden, has a proactive marine conservation programme, allowing guests to take part in coral replanting, led by the hotel’s marine biologists, which helps resort the island’s reefs.

6. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, set beside the Ayung River in the cultural heart of Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali, offers luxury, butler-attended villas and suites.

The hotel’s architectural design was inspired by the idea of replicating indigenous Balinese “temples”.

The resort’s beautiful, tranquil setting, with views across rolling hills and nearby rice paddies, has made it a popular wedding destination.

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7. Komaneka at Tanggayuda (Ubud)

This green and spacious contemporary Bali resort is a hidden sanctuary in the village of Tanggayuda.

Located 10 minutes’ drive from Ubud, it is situated in secluded grounds dotted with tall tropical fruit trees, which offers both shade and invigorating scents.

Most of the rooms are pool villas, where guests can enjoy total privacy while looking out across the peaceful river valley area’s stunning scenery.

8. Layana Resort and Spa (Koh Lanta, Krabi Province, Thailand)

The high-end breach resort of Layana Resort and Spa, lies beside its own private beach on the western fringes of the island of Koh Lanta, in Thailand’s Krabi Province.

The hotel, known for combining refinement with nature, features a collection of wooden pavilion rooms, suites and villas, all surrounded by lush green gardens.

The winner of two World Travel Awards and a Luxury Spa Award in 2017 is the place to stay if you are looking for a resort to rest both body and soul.

9. LUX South Ari Atoll (Dhidhoofinolhu Island, Maldives)

Fancy a luxurious, laid-back holiday on a private island?

LUX South Ari Atoll, situated on Dhidhoofinolhu Island, offers 193 private thatched-roof villas – some dotted at the water’s edge along two miles (3km) of fine beaches and others perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon – all of them offering a pleasing vibe of coastal, beach house chic.

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10. Phum Baitang (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

Phum Baitang offers an authentic and luxurious Cambodian experience set in eight acres of lush gardens, lemongrass meadows and rice paddies.

The elegant luxury resort, featuring 45 spacious stilted villas − 25 with private terrace, and 20 with private plunge pool − forms a gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and allows guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature and Cambodian culture.

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