September 2016 · From the remote and less frequented islands of Thailand to the unending expanse of the Caribbean beaches of the Dominican Republic, there is so much in between to see and be humbled by. World Travel Magazine highlights a selection of 50 luxury properties across the world that are currently pushing the trend in opulence and style. The beauty of nature and the temptation of exploring the wilderness has been man’s basic instinct. Capitalising on this potential, governments, hoteliers and naturalists have come together in many of the properties on this list to preserve the environment and at the same time make it accessible. Many of the properties are designated UNESCO protected sites. Beaches, forests, vibrant cities, popular tourist friendly townships and old restored properties are featured here as well. It is a fascinating read for it reveals not just options for the traveller but also the zest, endurance and passion that went in to transform a vision into life." />

St Regis Langkawi

Acquiring the tag of “premium” for many reasons, the St Regis has of late emerged as a destination of choice for many loyal returnees. The first premier resort to come up in recent times in Malaysia, it is being frequented with families and those wanting an unspoilt vacation connecting with themselves and their loved ones.

Located on the island of Langkawi, the resort is situated in a tranquil and idyllic cove. A triumvirate of the Andaman Sea, white sands and emerald green waters provide a natural backdrop for adrenalin pumping adventure sports along the lagoon. Boasting of the largest natural salt water swimmable lagoon on the island, the resort also has a swimming pool for guests and a special wading pool for children.

What takes the cake is the Iridium Spa that is spread over 800 sqms of space inspired by the nourishing power of natural surroundings. These are enriched with a holistic approach to treating body, mind and spirit through the use of natural rainforest botanicals, massage therapies and Malaysian traditional remedies.

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