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Idyllic Weekend Escapes

Yama no Chaya

Leave your cares behind and venture to your idyllic secret paradise in Asia. A day at Hotel Tugu Lombok takes you from Mount Rinjani’s picturesque sunrise to snorkelling among pristine white beaches, to Balinese massages and sunset high teas overlooking the Indian Ocean. Your beachfront bungalow awaits among a treasure trove of art, architecture and artefacts honouring Indonesia’s ancient kingdoms. Ultimate romance finds you traveling by luxury train from Shinjuku, in Tokyo when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Cross a suspension bridge over the Hayakawa River which leads to your hideaway known as Yama no Chaya where you will experience the ultimate luxury––tranquillity within steaminghot natural open air baths and hot springs. Eighteen enchanting rooms found in the traditional Chinese courtyard mansion of Penang’s Cheong Fatt Tze, The Blue Mansion are filled with nineteenth century art honouring its namesake, a poor Chinese man in search of great fortune. The lavish Tang Suites feature a private plunge pool. South of Saigon, in the Mekong Delta, the intimate twelve-room Island Lodge steps back in time so you can explore local villages and legendary floating fish markets with your passionate hosts who not only open their home but their hearts to you. For reservations, contact Secret Retreats at dream@secret-retreats.com

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