Smart Travel Asia
Online travel magazine for Asian hotel reviews . airline seat surverys . shopping . spas
An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

Best in Travel Poll 2018 - Asia's top airlines, luxury hotels, destinations

 

Why some like it hot or just on the rocks in Koh Samui

Best Asian travel brands, top luxury hotels, boutique stays, airports, airlines and cities

Several cities were back in fashion as travellers upped interest in shopping, dining and nightlife, favouring several small breaks over longer holidays. Nature and adventuire winners too. See our Winners' Album

TRAVEL POLL

New faces, winners, on poll

From boutique beds to travel with dogs, our picks

SHOPPING

Hong Kong shopping unplugged

Flex your muscles and bring along your biggest bags

EDITOR'S RANT

How to win an Award...

Author - Vijay VergheseOften it is age that determines travel patterns, not glossy advertising or millions of followers. Legacy brands find old is gold while boutique hotels get gussied up for the kids. Some awards are hugely imaginative – like the 'Most Anticipated Hotel'. Wonderful. In short, awards are a free-for-all. How we catch the scammers.

SPA ESCAPES

Taiwan spa hideaways

Taiwan spa resorts, and a Taipei fun guide with 22 must-do things. Plus our Taipei business hotels review.

ISLANDS

Best Palawan resorts, dives

Plus our Cebu resorts review for lovers, divers and an exotic Maldives resorts review for all tastes. Boracay dives.

Grand Hyatt Bali Santiburi Koh Samui