From breathtaking tropical islands to cities rich in culture, luxury holidays to Southeast Asia offer an experience in this mesmerising region with vast rainforests, ancient temples, hill tribe villages and powerful volcanoes. Home to untamed beauty, it is the perfect region for an adventure-filled exploration through awe-inspiring landscapes. On luxury holidays to Southeast Asia from Ireland, cruise past the floating islands of Ha Long Bay, explore the iconic temple of Angkor Wat, or dive in the crystal-clear waters of Phi Phi Islands.
We’ve explored the depths of Southeast Asia, experiencing it in all holiday forms including as honeymooners and solo travellers setting out on an adventure. We know the best ways to appreciate its incredible landmarks as well as how to journey off the beaten track and experience authentically with the locals. From partnerships with the best English-speaking guides to relationships with leading properties, we promise value and unparalleled expertise on your luxury Southeast Asia holidays.
Top Destinations for Luxury Holidays to Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s diversity is widely celebrated, and rightly so. From the glamorous beachside resorts and stylish villas in Seminyak to spiritual temples, tropical jungles and tumbling rice fields in Ubud, Indonesia’s offerings are exceptionally varied. A must-visit on any luxury Southeast Asia holidays to Indonesia, meet endangered orangutans, encounter rich cultural treasures in Ubud and experience Java’s frenzied atmosphere. Sail through the tropical islands of Komodo National Park, meeting the mighty Komodo dragons, manta ray and turtles and as trekking beautiful Mount Bromo.
A nation of dramatic contrasts, in Kuala Lumpur’s city streets, giant skyscrapers tower over colourful markets and historic minarets while monkeys swing from tree to tree and elephants care for their young by crocodile inhabited rivers in the rainforest landscapes. Off the mainland’s west coast, the Langkawi archipelago is home to 99 islands, home to forested mountains, hot springs and native wildlife alongside glamorous resorts and stylish beach bars. Borneo is a land of native tribes, endemic wildlife and jungle verdure with high bio-diversity habitats along the Kinabatangan River.
Between Thailand’s hectic cities and tranquil beachside resorts, ancient Buddhist temples, elephant sanctuaries and indigenous tribal villages prosper. Leave Bangkok’s city of glassy skyscrapers, Buddhist rituals and street food stalls for some beachy barefoot luxury along Phuket or Krabi’s coast. Stay in luxurious boutique properties, laze on the white sands, swim in the crystalline waters and relax with luxurious spa treatments. Pay a visit to Phuket’s Tree Tops Elephant Reserve, an ethical elephant sanctuary, or head to Chiang Mai for an immersion into Thailand’s culture.
Vietnam is simply overflowing with culture. In the busy towns, locals zip down streets on Vespas and lively night markets are laden with delicious street food while terraced rice fields and stunning pictures of land and sea can be found in places like Halong Bay and Con Dao away from the frenzied streets. A country of contrasts, the floating markets of the famous Mekong Delta promise beautiful scenery and local traditions while the glamorous city of Ho Chi Minh is home to stylish bars, glamourous shopping malls and luxurious hotels.