Top 3 Most Beautiful Beach Resorts: Asia

Nothing says “reward” quite like a warm, tropical getaway. With the weather heating up, we turn our attention to sun, sand, and surf for your travel incentives and destination meetings. But with so many gorgeous beaches in the world, how do you pick the right one for your group? Travel along with us in this five-part series as we explore some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and their oceanfront properties! Next up, Asian beaches:

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Despite its secluded feel, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives is just a 15-minute speedboat ride from the airport. With one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, you and your guests will enjoy a truly serene experience. Revel in luxurious relaxation by lounging in hammocks by crystal-clear waters or indulge your adventurous side with a variety of water sports. The Taj Exotica features exquisite rooms and suites, all of which provide breathtaking ocean views and some even include private pool access. The resort’s Ocean Pavilion serves as an ideal venue for intimate gatherings, while a well-equipped boardroom is available for meetings and events, making the resort not just a haven of relaxation but also a functional retreat for work and leisure.

Celebrated for its pristine white sand shores and vivid crystalline waters, this resort is located in a prime slice of paradise. Comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks are strategically placed along the beach for peak tranquility. Here, every detail speaks of natural beauty and tranquil luxury.

  • Close proximity to the airport

  • Exclusive property sitting on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives

  • Over the water villas & suites

  • Multiple dining options

  • Butler service

  • Abundant water sports and activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing

  • Old Friday Mosque – a mosque of cultural and sacred significance

  • Historical Malé tour – stroll through Malé taking in the sights and shopping for local souvenirs

  • National Museum – explore the rich history and culture of the Maldives

  • Location: Malé, Maldives

  • Airport: Velana International Airport (MLE)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 5 miles, or 15 minutes by speedboat

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is a gorgeous resort surrounded by lush jungle and just steps away from a golden sand beach. The resort is designed to integrate the natural surroundings with a luxurious escape into serenity. Each villa comes with a private pool, further adding to the peaceful atmosphere of this retreat. There is also a variety of meeting venues to accommodate groups of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to large events, each suitable for a wide range of group sizeand needs. Continue to experience the peace of this resort with a spa treatment on the lagoon, glamorous dining options, or yoga and Muay Thai on the beach.

It is easy to spend an entire afternoon on the beach here. Spend time basking in the warmth of the sun letting the sound of the waves lull you into peak relaxation. Cool off from the warmth of the sun and sand with a refreshing dip in the ocean water. If you and your guests are feeling adventurous, indulge in thrilling beach activities such as diving, fishing, and sailing.

  • Wellness and spa treatments with traditional Thai massages and detoxifying treatments

  • World class golf courses

  • Sustainability practices like their turtle protection program, organic gardens, and eco-friendly operations

  • Exclusive experiences and excursions including private dining, Thai cooking classes, Muay Thai lessons, and yacht excursions

  • Green Elephant Sanctuary Park – experience the majestic elephant in its natural habitat

  • Phuket city tour

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling

  • Luxury yacht cruise to James Bond Islands

  • Location: Phuket, Thailand

  • Airport: Phuket International Airport (HKT)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 11 miles, or 20 minutes

Halekulani Okinawa

Discover the beauty of Okinawa at the Halekulani Okinawa. This gorgeous beachside property offers guests an elegant, luxurious experience, both inside and outside the resort. Each room contains comfortable accommodations with picturesque ocean views. Those interested in the suites and villas will also have their own private pool. There are ample spaces such as pools, terraces, and boardrooms perfect for hosting welcome receptions, awards dinners, and conferences.

Halekulani Okinawa guests have use of loungers, parasols, chairs, and tables to make their beach experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Okinawa’s beaches are natural and crystal clear, offering activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Your ideal beach day can become a reality here, no matter what it looks like!

  • Onsite water excursion bookings – snorkeling, diving, pedal-powered kayaking

  • Ocean walk – stroll under the sea while surrounded by vibrant tropical fish with the aid of a special underwater walking helmet

  • Yoga, meditation, and other fitness classes

  • Cultural experiences including Okinawan tea ceremonies, local crafts, music, and dance performances

  • Go-kart tour through Okinawa

  • Okinawa Blue Cave snorkeling

  • Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

  • Night jungle tour – an eco-friendly adventure discovering subtropical creatures and plants and exploring the wonders of the sky

  • E-bike nature tour – explore nature with a bike tour through surrounding the rivers, springs, and lush trees

  • Location: Okinawa, Japan

  • Airport: Naha Airport (OKA)

  • Transfer Time: approximately 37 miles, or 1 hour

Are you interested in any of these beautiful beachy destinations? Let’s connect and start planning your next travel incentive or destination meeting today!

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