From sleepy fishing villages in Vietnam to busy business-driven cities like Tokyo, it is fair to say that Asia is one of the world’s most diverse continents. And outside of the populated areas, Asia also boasts some majestic natural terrain, such as snow-capped mountains and sprawling golden beaches. The latter of which, alongside the region’s perpetually balmy weather and delectable cuisine, is why Asia has become an admired all-inclusive destination.
However, if you want to experience these alluring attributes first-hand, where can you find Asia’s top all inclusive resorts? Here are some top locations for you to set your sights on when you are getting ready to book your next vacation.
It used to be a firm favourite among globetrotting backpackers, but these days Goa plays host to a number of luxurious hotels and first-class resorts. Together with taking it easy on the tranquil beaches of Arossim and Cavelossim in South Goa, there are plenty of enticing activities to capitalize on as well.
Discover more about the region’s past in Old Goa, which was the capital of Portuguese India during the 16th century. Here, you will also find the biggest church in Asia – the Se Cathedral of St Catherine. On top of that, you can learn about traditional industry with a sailing trip down Goa’s backwaters on a wooden rice boat, for a truly singular experience.
With 40 kilometres of beaches, sun-seekers are extremely well catered for in Phuket. But along this vast stretch of white sand, you will find a selection of contrasting and distinctive resorts to suit your individual requirements.
For example, the unspoiled sand on Mai Khao Beach in the north of the island is as tranquil as it gets. In contrast, the bright lights and live music found in Patong is best suited for those wanting to party until the early hours. But wherever you stay, make the time to attend a Thai boxing match, try the delicious local cuisine, and get closer to nature with a trek through the interior jungle landscape of the island.
Possibly the closest to paradise you are ever likely to get, the turquoise waters that surround the unblemished beaches of the Maldives are an incredible sight to behold. Of the 200-odd inhabited islands, the North Male Atoll is conveniently close to the airport, while Lhaviyani Atoll provides the ultimate in seclusion.
In terms of activities, you can go scuba diving among multi-coloured marine life and come face-to-face with some incredible coral. Even so, it could be quite difficult to stray far from your hotel, as most resorts will have spa facilities and gourmet restaurants to indulge in.
So, for those wanting an unsurpassed all inclusive getaway in Asia, don’t look any further than Goa, Phuket, or the Maldives.