Winner: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai
Situated on Thailand’s border with Myanmar and Laos,is a starting point for interactions with rescued elephants, expeditions through winding mountain trails and explorations of bamboo jungles.
‘A unique animal experience in Asia, with a laudable focus on welfare and sustainability.’ –Adam White, group editor of Cathay’s inflight magazines, and part of our panel of travel experts
Travel between the’s five stunning lodges affords a journey through glacial valleys and forests, and encounters with changing landscapes, stunning biodiversity, distinctive culture and the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.
Shinta Mani Wild, Kirirom
This Bill Bensley-designedin Cambodia’s South Cardamom National Park puts guests in the heart of the jungle. It starts with a zip-line into the property, where guests can then embark on safaris, wild swimming excursions or join rangers on poacher patrol.
The Vijitt Resort, Phuket
This secluded, tranquil beachis an unlikely setting for adventure, but guests can enjoy botanical walks in the gardens to discover exotic flora and fauna, natural rubber tapping excursions and Thai boxing experiences.
Thison Indonesia’s Sumba island offers more adventure than your typical beachfront property, with world-famous breaks to catch the attention of surfers, and an equestrian centre with a stable of ponies for exploration on horseback.
A setting in the Aravalli mountains, proximity to Sariska National Park where tigers roam, and local lands steeped in history and folklore make this Rajasthanripe for unique experiences.
Banyan Tree Lang Co, Thua Thien Hue Province
This is thefrom which to explore central Vietnam’s natural beauty and culture including three Unesco World Heritage sites. Attached to it is , which offers myriad watersports and adventures from jetskiing and wakeboarding to ATV safaris and beach mountain bike tours.
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Ubud
The beautiful setting of this Ubudamidst Bali’s wild, natural landscape, where verdant rice paddies, rolling hills and rushing river converge, presents guests with plenty of opportunities to explore.
The Oberoi Beach Resort, Lombok
This luxury beachis where you’ll want to return after a morning snorkeling the coral reefs and exploring the underwater wonderland that lie off its beach, or an excursion to the nearby gushing waterfalls and picturesque volcanic peaks.