Top 25 Resorts in Asia & Southeast Asia According to Travel + Leisure Readers

Topping the list was The Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, followed by Vietnam’s Alma Resort in Cam Ranh.

India was home to most on the list while nearly half are located in Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia.

Travel + Leisure has released its annual Readers’ 25 Favorite in Asia and Southeast Asia Resorts ranking as part of its 2024 “World’s Best Awards” survey.

The voting is based on reader experiences around the globe, with over 186,000 Travel +Leisure readers submitting more than 700,000 votes across 8,700 properties.

Hotels are categorized by type (resort, city, etc.) and rated on specific criteria like rooms, service, food, and value, with each category receiving a rating from excellent to poor. These ratings are then averaged to create a final score.


According to Travel + Leisure, their readers this year favored properties in Southeast Asia in particular, with nearly half located in Thailand, Vietnam, or Indonesia.

India led all countries with seven spots — including brands such as the Taj, Six Senses, and Oberoi.

The Maldives has four properties on the list: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi (No. 3). Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas (No. 6), Joali Maldives (No. 8), and Gili Lankanfushi (No. 17).

Here are the Top 25 Asia Resorts for 2024

ResortReader Score
1. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur: India99.79
2. Alma Resort: Cam Ranh, Vietnam99.20
3. Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi: South Malé Atoll, Maldives99.20
4. Capella Ubud, Bali: Bali99.09
5. Six Senses Fort Barwara: Rajasthan, India99.06
6. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas: Baa Atoll, Maldives98.95
7. The Mulia: Bali, Indonesia98.92
8. Joali Maldives: Raa Atoll, Maldives98.88
9. Nihi Sumba: Sumba, Indonesia98.85
10. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa: India98.80
11. (tie) The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra: India
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12. (tie) The St. Regis Bali Resort: Indonesia98.74
13. The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur: India98.67
14. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambhore: India98.53
15. Hyatt Regency Koh Samui: Thailand98.50
16. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach: Bali, Indonesia98.44
17. Gili Lankanfushi: Maldives98.35
18. The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali: Indonesia98.22
19. The Leela Palace Udaipur: India98.13
20. The Standard, Hua Hin: Thailand97.82



Southeast Asia Resorts Full List

ResortReader Score
1. Alma Resort: Cam Ranh, Vietnam99.20
2. Hyatt Regency Koh Samui: Thailand98.50
3. The Standard, Hua Hin: Thailand97.82
4. New World Phu Quoc Resort: Vietnam97.64
5. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa: Vietnam97.27

You can see more of The World’s Best Awards 2024 here.


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