KUALA LUMPUR: Often travelers seek the same tried and tested locations, and getting away means sharing a hotspot with thousands of other tourists. But the alternative — going off the beaten track –can be far more rewarding.
The recent Agoda Travel and Tech Study found that around 57% Malaysians, as well as Singaporeans, like to travel to lesser-known destinations.
“Getting away from the hustle and bustle doesn’t mean giving up great experiences when it comes to South East Asia. The region is dotted with many remote and luxurious locations for travelers, who don’t want to compromise on the good things in life, but still want a unique holida,” said Agoda’s Global Director for Brand and Communications, Andrew Edwards.
“Singaporean travelers can get a luxury or one-of-a-kind experience on almost any budget, depending on where they want to go. From the ubiquitous Bali, through to little-known islands in Thailand and the Philippines, there are hidden gems dotted all over South East Asia for even the local tourists to discover,” he added.
Pangkor Laut Island – Pangkor, Malaysia
With only a fraction of the island developed, this privately owned resort island is perfect for couples looking to escape the stresses of life. With access to the resort only available via speedboat or helicopter, nothing can stop you from ultimate relaxation.Muthi Maya Forest Pool Villa Resort – Khao Yai, Thailand
Located in one of the most scenic and peaceful destinations in Thailand, the resort is surrounded by tropical gardens where guests can find tranquility plus fun-filled adventure. Spend the day by your villa’s private pool or pick from elephant trekking, river rafting, kayaking, or rock climbing. Dedon Island – Siargao Island, The Philippines
This private paradise on the southern tip of reef-ringed Siargao is blessed with lush tropical jungles, white-sanded beaches, and countless surfing breaks. No need to open your wallet or sign for a drink, with the single flat rate covering all expenses.
Six Senses Con Dao – Con Dao, Vietnam
Right on the shoreline of white sandy beaches, surrounded by majestic mountains, this tucked away resort Con Dao island is the quintessential beach escape. For ultimate privacy, each villa has its own pool.
Source: PR Newswire