Asia evokes exotic images of monks in saffron robes; bustling and colorful markets; roadside noodle stands; nomadic sheiks; islands in a warm, turquoise sea bordered by lovely beaches; soaring mountains with terraces of rice paddies; spicy cuisine that fuses East and West traditions; and ancient history and customs that live side by side the signs of modern civilization.
LaCURE luxury Asia villas-with private pools, staffing options, ambience that combines local traditions with contemporary amenities, and magnificent views-are located on some of the most alluring and beautiful islands in the region: Bali in Indonesia, Koh Samui in Thailand, the Maldives archipelago, and on the beaches of the Arabian Gulf.
Year after year readers of the major travel magazines have voted Bali the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the whole world. And it’s easy to see why. The famed “Island of the Gods” offers gorgeous geography, a varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and lovely beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides. These features provide a stunning backdrop to the country’s colorful, deeply spiritual and unique culture.
World-class surfing and diving, a huge number of cultural, historical and archeological attractions, fresh cuisine bursting with the flavors of the market, pampering decadences like spa treatments and all-night clubbing are just a few of the reasons that this island enchants and seduces travelers from around the globe.
For its part, Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, often called the “Golden Land,” not for its precious metal but the glow it leaves with its climate, the smiles of its people and radiant attractions. The country features Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife and spectacular islands, as well as a unique culture that includes delicious Thai food and relaxing massage.
The LaCURE Thailand villas are all found on Thailand’s third largest island, idyllic Koh Samui, known as the “Land of the coconuts.” First discovered by vacation travelers 40 years ago, this paradise boasts white-sand beaches dotted with blowing palm trees, lush green hills and eating experiences that range from top-class restaurants to inexpensive food stalls.
Elephant trekking, expeditions to the Marine National Park, a soothing massage, nightlife that moves to a dance beat are all on the menu at Koh Samui. And of course, at the end of an active day, guests can retire to their luxurious LaCURE Thailand villa, where they can relax by the pool with drink in hand, awaiting a special meal created by their personal chef.
Maldives is an enchanting island nation floating in the Indian Ocean, formed by a double chain of 26 atolls, with approximately 200 inhabited islands. (Each atoll is made of a coral reef encircling a lagoon, with deep channels dividing the reef ring.) Its crystal-clear waters and more than 1,000 species of fish swimming over 3,000 coral reefs make it a diving and snorkeling paradise. Aside from the capital Male, there are no hotels in the Maldives, only resorts (including villas), many found on their own islands.