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An exclusive collection of the best Asian hotels, resorts and spas

 

Feeling blue? Pack your bags and head to the Maldives

Maldives resorts review and fun guide

In our Maldives resorts review, a host of superb water sports options and diving possibilities with up-close marine life - kayaking around Angsana Velavaru in the south

GETAWAYS

Sri Lanka hill, beach escapes

The best beach, heritage and tea garden hideaways

BUSINESS

Shanghai bedtime surprise

All about beds, meetings, and boutique hotels

EDITOR'S RANT

Green light for halal travel

Author - Vijay VergheseA US$220 billion Islamic travel market has the world scrambling to welcome new guests and keep them in the manner to which they are accustomed. Think alcohol-free hotels with segregated lifts, prayer rooms, and separate pool hours for men and women.

AIRLINES

Widest economy seats and WiFi

Frequent flyer perks get squeezed, widest seats in economy, the widest business class seats to Asia, and how Small Asian airlines have opened up the region. Plus the A380 vs B787.

ADVENTURE

Nepal: Annapurna here we come

Angkor fun guide, Phnom Penh, a detailed Asian cruises review, wickedly good Tioman dives, an insightful Sabah fun guide to jungle adventure plus breathless Himalayan treks in Ladakh and Nepal treks around Annapurna. Plus Bhutan fun guide.

SOUTH ASIA

Bangalore business hotels explained

New Delhi business hotels, hot Gulmarg ski resorts, more on Mumbai business hotels, top tips for fun in Colombo, Goa resorts review. More Kathmandu and Yangon.

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 Cebu resorts, dives

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