When you travel internationally, it’s easy to fall into the trap of just finding a budget-friendly hotel that’s centrally located to all the touristy sites you want to hit. But if you really want to get away from it all or you’ve already done the tourist thing, try opting for a “staycation abroad” where your lodging becomes the vacation. Here are some top spots to try.
Halcyon House offers guests 19 rooms and two luxury suites, along with a beachfront pool, terrace, and an acclaimed destination restaurant. Feel like a VIP with a complimentary mini-bar, a pillow menu and 24-hour concierge services. Bikes and surfboards are at the ready for fun, outdoor activities; and an Audi A1 is available for hire.
The Palazzo Margherita is a 19th century Italian palazzo serves as a holiday home for Frances Ford Coppola. The six marble-floored suites lie amongst herbs and citrus trees, a pool and small courtyard. There’s an eat-in kitchen, three café/bars and a garden barbecue.
Keemala overlooks the Andaman Sea with villas that offer personal hosts. Thirty-eight rooms span single and double floors, select private pools, monsoon showers and views of the resort and surrounding mountains. The resort features a poolside restaurant and a wine cellar with dining options. A pool, spa, fitness studio with classes, and custom retreats serve to optimize the relaxation experience.