Property Report names South East Asia's Top 20 Resort Properties


The June issue of Property Report South East Asia featuring the second annual “South East Asia’s Top 20 Resort Properties” list has hit newsstands and bookstores around the region.

The highly anticipated segment lists the top 20 completed resort properties in South East Asia, as compiled by Property Report’s editorial team based on factors like location, design, dedicated services, and investment potential.

“Even with the global economy struggling, the number of people choosing retirement to warmer climes is on the rise, so the trend of owning property and retiring overseas is predicted to grow,” says Jules Kay, editor of Property Report South East Asia. “The accessibility of South East Asian destinations has grown significantly in recent years to the point where wealthy Asian residents or relaxation seeking expatriates see nothing unusual in flying from their homes in commercial hubs like Hong Kong or Singapore to resorts like Phuket, Samui and Bali for the weekend. The resort properties featured in the Top 20 list are all top notch, full service vacation homes, each with its own special character and exclusive benefits for residents.”

The list, which only features properties with ownership options located within fully operational resorts, is below.

South East Asia’s Top 20 Resort Properties:
Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia
Six Senses, Cond Dao, Vietnam
W Samui Residences, Koh Samui, Thailand
Malaiwana, Phuket, Thailand
The Village Coconut Island, Phuket, Thailand
Banyan Tree Residences, Bintan, Indonesia
Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Malaysia
W Seminyak Residences, Bali, Indonesia
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
Andara Resort & Villas, Phuket, Thailand
Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, Dauin, Philippines
Danang Beach Resort, Vietnam
Beach Republic, Koh Samui, Thailand
Baan Ing Phu, Hua Hin, Thailand
NishaVille Resort & Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand
Residences at Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Leisure Farm Resort, Johor, Malaysia
Soneva Kiri by Six Senses, Koh Kood, Thailand
Bulgari Residences, Bali, Indonesia
The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam

The following top seven properties from the 20 were also awarded “Hot List” status:

Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia. One of the most popular resort locations in the region for moneyed twenty something Asian and Austrailian jet setters, Karma Kandara brings a distinctly youthful energy to the world of multi-million dollar villas. Besides the Mediterranean-style villas, the biggest selling point is the white side, crystal clear blue water beach that is one of Bali’s best.

Six Senses, Con Dao, Vietnam. The 50 private pool villas at Six Senses Resort combine generous spaces with considered privacy and luxurious appointments based on the brand’s ambitious theme of ‘Redefining Experiences’. All the villas are characterised by ultra-contemporary architectural concepts that enhance the natural beauty of the site with design, layout, scale and textures that suit the surroundings.

W Samui Residences, Koh Samui, Thailand. W Samui Residences sits on a heart shaped headland between Maenam and Bo Phut beaches on Koh Samui’s prime north shore. Two beaches come together at a sandy point – one facing the sunrise, the other sunset. Residents therefore enjoy 270 degree sea-views over the Gulf of Thailand and the neighbouring island of Koh Pha Ngan and the residences themselves are spread over a hillside side with options for beach-front and hill-side positions.

Malaiwana, Phuket, Thailand
Malaiwana is a private residential estate set in the verdant bluffs overlooking quiet Naithon Beach, a private paradise cove with crystal clear water and incredible snorkelling on the north west coast of Phuket. The villas at Malaiwana are some of the most impressive we’ve seen on Phuket, or anywhere else for that matter, and the views are unmatchable. The combination of chic modernity and traditional Thai vibe is just right.

The Village Coconut Island, Phuket, Thailand
Located on Koh Maprao, or Coconut Island, just 500 metres off the east coast of Phuket, The Village has available 44 stunning pool villas , 116 luxury Jacuzzi suites, and 500 metres of unspoilt golden sandy beach. Water skiing, ringo ride, luxury speedboat charters, longtail boat trips to nearby Rang island, snorkelling, diving, and sea kayaking trips are all popular.

Banyan Tree Residences, Bintan, Indonesia
The totally tropical setting enjoyed at the Banyan Tree Residences on the Indonesian island of Bintan is hard to beat. Overlooking the South China Sea and less than an hour from the often chaotic madness of Singapore, the sense of peace is simply overwhelming. Luxury is an over-used word, but there’s no better way of describing the experience at Banyan Tree Residences in Bintan.

Nexus Residence, Karambunai, Malaysia
Perched on the northern tip of Malaysian Borneo, Nexus Residence offers investors an appealing blend of urban and natural assets, surrounded by exactly the kind of untainted natural scenery that earned it stunning surroundings – the Kinabalu Park – natural World Heritage status.Despite what many might consider a remote location, the Nexus Residences and services that support them offer a range of excellent dining, retail, entertainment and adventure choices, which combine to create what the developers call an ‘intelligent resort community’.

The full text of the list is available as part of Property Report South East Asia’s premium subscriber online content here and here.

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