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Indochina is one of the world’s most charming and authentic regions. A trip to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar gives travelers a chance to travel back in time, to discover the UNESCO World Heritages, to feast your eyes on untouched landscapes, to be awestruck by the finest cuisine which varies by regions, and to immerse yourself in world class resort on the shores of Danang, Phu Quoc, or Koh Russey.

We believe that selecting the right hotels is a critical part of any great holiday. In this article, we would love to share with you newly opened cruises / hotel / resort across Indochina and the reason why they are our favorites.

1. Shinta Mani

Shinta Mani Wild is located in a wildlife corridor around 2-hour drive from Phnom Penh connecting Bokor National Park with Kirirom National Park in Cambodia. 10 luxury tents are set over swift flowing waters and waterfalls. The design is a meticulous combination of South East Asian wood furnishings and embroidered silk throws, all brought together by Bill Bensley.

Shinta Mani Wild’s by-the-waterfall restaurant showcases both traditional Cambodian cuisine as well as some international dishes all made with local produce and choice ingredients from the resort’s Foundation.

For unwinding and rejuvenating, “Boulders Spa” provides all the necessary space, facilities and expertise to renew body and soul.

2. The luxurious Alila Villas Koh Russey and Six Senses Koh Krabey

The islands of Koh Krabey and Koh Russey are located just off the coast of Sihanoulkville and easily reached from Sihanoulkville airport. With its stunning coastline, dramatic headlands, tropical forests, all lined by untouched emerald waters and sandy beaches, these 2 islands are described as similar to those of “Thailand of 30 years ago.” Both the luxurious Alila Villas Koh Russey and Six Senses Koh Krabey are another reason for your to visit.

Alila Villas Koh Russey

Alila Villas Koh Russey features 63 rooms, with 13 villas. The resort is designed around a master plan that is 15% development and 85% nature, resulting in an indoor-outdoor tropical living with contemporary design, sleek interiors, lush landscapes and captivating ocean views.

Alila Villas Koh Russey

Six Senses Krabey Island blends into the lush canopy of trees and tropical landscape. The 12-hectare private resort features 40 free-standing pool villas, an extensive Six Senses Spa, a sunset bar, two unique restaurants, an ice cream parlor, horizon lap pool, outdoor fitness circuit, oceanfront boardwalk, beachfront sundeck, open-air cinema and sky observatory.

With international flights already operating to and from Sihanoulkville, the area is becoming one of Asia’s next hot island destinations.

Six Senses Krabey Island

3. Ylang Cruise To Launch In Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay In August 2019

Ylang plans to start its first journey in August 2019. It offers a 2-night program through Lan Ha Bay – a tranquil part of Ha Long Bay – with a special focus on Wellness. 10 cabins are designed with a splendid blend of Indochinese concepts.

Lan Ha Bay is located to the south and east of Cat Ba Island. This tranquil area is home to over 300 karst islands and limestone outcrops making this bay one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. Besides, Lan Ha Bay has the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches. Due to its distance from Ha Long City, this area is less known by travellers and there are few cruises operating here which helps keep its green and charming beauty. Staying on an overnight cruise, kayaking, or biking trips are among travellers’ favourite activities. The best time to visit Lan Ha Bay’s crystal clear waters is between September and November when the weather is beautiful with warm sunshine and cool breezes.

4. Awei Pila – Chic, New Eco-Resort Opens In Mergui Archipelago

Awei Pila has just opened its door this month to welcome travellers to the remote tropical Mergui archipelago. The new 5-star resort has 24 tent villas, an open-air restaurant and a world class spa. Following its back-to-nature concept, Awai Pila uses only electricity generated by solar panels and no single-use plastic will be imported to the island.

For a travel itinerary and advice on the best time to do a trip to Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar), please feel free to contact us via email at info@saffrontravel.net

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