The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, SingaporeVia ritzcarlton.com
Located away from the hustle and bustle of tourist attractions, Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton overlooks the Marina Bay while still being a convenient location for travel. With its perfect location being only a three minute walk to the closest metro stop and a seven minute walk to the Singapore Flyer, it’s no wonder this modern hotel was rated Top Hotel in Singapore from Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards in 2017.
Guests can enjoy buffet dining, a tea salon with a garden, a lounge with live music and glass sculptures, octagonal bathroom windows, a 24-hour fitness center, and an outdoor pool. The Ritz-Carlton also has a great Kids’ Club for when parents need some time to unwind. The hotel’s renowned architecture is another key point to its success, along with its 4,200 piece art collection scattered throughout the building. Flying into Singapore’s Changi International Airport is an experience by itself, winning “best in the world” for five years straight.
Miniloc Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan Island, PhilippinesVia bstatic.com
If you’ve ever wanted to swim with jackfish that are five feet long, Miniloc Island Resort has you covered. This 50-room hotel, which is only accessible by boat, comes equipped with thatched-roofs, walls covered in woven bamboo slats, and private verandas in every room. Bring the whole family for complimentary rounds of volleyball, table tennis, badminton, soccer, frisbee, darts, and billiards.
Guests can also enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, diving, free tours of the island, sightseeing tours of the big and small lagoons, and awe-inspiring caves. Boredom doesn’t exist at Miniloc Island Resort with so many family-oriented activities available! Not to mention, El Nido has some of the clearest water in the world.