On February 8, millions of people around the world are celebrating the Year of the Monkey with spectacular ceremonies, ancient rituals and grand traditional feasts. Take a look at some of our favorite resort destinations that celebrate Chinese New Year.


Anantara Xishuangbanna resort & spa

Book a room at this breathtaking resort. Nestled away in the primeval forests of Yunnan Province, the Anantara Xishuangbanna Resort is a blend of contemporary style and luscious scenery. Experience the sweet scents of passion flowers and wild orchid while swimming in your own private pool. Take a tour of the nearby Wild Elephant Valley, renowned for protecting around 100 elephants.


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Brui Rui Rasa village Samui

If you’re looking to take the whole family, Brui Rasa Village is for you. Just an hour away by plane from Bangkok and with direct flights from Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, this five star hotel is sure not to disappoint. The Buri Rasa Village in Koh Samui is located on what is considered the island’s finest white sand beaches in the world – it is a true island paradise.



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Viceroy Ball, Indonesia

If you’re looking for something more intimate and exclusive, we recommend the Viceroy Bali. This family owned and operated resort in Ubud consists of 25 luxuriously appointed private pool villas. The resort is situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings” – named by locals for the generations of Balinese royalty who resided in the villages near by. This resort is for the sophisticated traveller – it’s known as one of the world’s secret tropical hideaways.


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The Club Saujana Resort 

Perhaps an urban retreat is more to your liking? The Club Saujana Resort is a unique luxury boutique hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Only 10 minutes from the Subang Skypark Airport and 35 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur city centre, this resort is surrounded by 160 hectares of lush tropical forest gardens while ideally situated only minutes away from the city.



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Banyan Tree Lang Cô

Located in the tranquil southern coast of Vietnam near Lang Cô Bay, retreat to this intimate series of stunning pool villas in Banyan Tree Lang Cô, Central Vietnam. Step your toes into the warm waters of the East Sea while gazing at the Truong Son Mountain Range from afar. This resort has a wide-range of activities. Golf at Sir Nick Faldo-designed golf course, explore the imperial city of Hue and Hoi An and My Son’s historical ruins, and meander through the rice ladies and tranquil streams. This resort is a place to retreat, rejuvenate and discover.


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