Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
1:00 AM 29th August 2023

Asian Getaways For The Girls!

If Paris is passé and Hurghada’s history then perhaps the next girlie trip should be to the lost horizons of Shangri-La and Asia?

While many might not immediately think of the Far East as their first choice for a girls getaway, this enchanting continent holds a treasure trove of hidden gems waiting to be explored.

Beyond its iconic landmarks and cultural marvels, Asia offers a tapestry of experiences tailor-made for unforgettable bonding moments.

From the tranquil beaches of Malaysia to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, Asia's diverse landscapes cater to every taste.

Step away from the familiar and embrace the allure of Asia – a destination that holds the promise of being the perfect backdrop for a girls getaway.

Here are three of Asia’s Best Hotels with the ladies in mind:

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Malaysian Borneo
Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of Borneo, Shangri-La Rasa Ria combines the tranquillity of pristine beaches with a myriad of indulgent amenities, crafting an ideal sanctuary for bonding and relaxation.

Immerse in the soothing embrace of the award-winning spa, where rejuvenating treatments, such as the signature organic salt and sugar scrub, are designed to melt away stress and enhance wellbeing.

There is exquisite dining at Tepi Laut, a contemporary take on Malaysia’s heritage street food, or you can sip cocktails at the beautiful beachside Sampan Bar.
Whether it's embarking on thrilling eco-adventures within the surrounding rainforests or simply basking in the warmth of the beach, Shangri-La Rasa Ria promises an idyllic retreat.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria Ocean Wing Junior Suite Sea View Rooms from GBP 291.86 per night including breakfast. For more information, visit here

Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club, Thailand
Along the mesmerising shores of Koh Samui, the Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club stands out as an irresistible choice for a fun-filled girls' getaway. Dive into the vibrant pulse of the island's party scene at the renowned SEEN Beach Club; its legendary pool parties combine live music and dazzling performances with a vibrant energy unlike anywhere else on the island.

Beyond the hotel, guests can spend a day at Koh Mudsum, famous for its friendly family of native pigs, or grab a snorkel and mask to explore the idyllic waters of Koh Tan. After a busy day exploring, guests can kick back and relax in their retro-chic rooms, expertly designed to be comfortable yet practical.

Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club Cool Pool view Rooms from GBP 81 per night including welcome drinks. For more information, visit here

The Mira Hong Kong
The Mira Hong Kong redefines luxury with designer guestrooms, an award-winning indulgence and wellness experience at MiraSpa, and exquisite dining from six food and beverage spots, including two MICHELIN-recommended restaurants.

The hotel is centrally located in Tsim Sha Tsui, the heart of Hong Kong's commercial, shopping, dining and entertainment district, and is a stone's throw from the West Kowloon Cultural District, home to Hong Kong’s best attractions including M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum. For a vibrant girls city break with a difference.

The Mira Hong Kong Studio Rooms from HK$2,160 per night (approx. GBP £217.38). For more information about Hong Kong, visit here