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For those seeking something different on their holiday to Asia, unique accommodation options can transform just “bed and board” into an unforgettable experience. Far from your ordinary hotels and apartments, Asia’s more unusual accommodation ranges from jungle-clad treehouses to luxury “glamping” tents, and from staggering design hotels to eco-retreats under the stars. Our experts have scoured each of our destinations for those properties at which you can’t help but marvel, and bring a whole new dimension to any trip.
At ETG, we’re not interested in bland, could-be-anywhere resorts. Every hotel we feature on our website has its own distinct identity – so when we describe unique accommodation, you know it’s the most special and unexpected of them all.
We’re incredibly excited to share a sneak peek of Koyao Island Resort’s new luxury tented accommodation. Perched on a hill overlooking the stunning, island-dotted Andaman sea, it’s an awe-inspiring place to relax. The tents will be opening later this year; a potential place to stay for Christmas 2017 at the latest.
Javana, owner of one of our most popular boutique hotels in Sri Lanka, Horathapola kindly shares his insider insights into his property.
Co-founders Sam and Tom recently visited the off-the-beaten-track region of Mannar, Sri Lanka with travel photographer Damon Wilder. Situated in the northwest of the country, it’s a flat, wild west kind of landscape with an overlooked culture and identity. Here Sam reviews the new holiday experiences we have in development on the island:
Philippa Kaye, our ‘on the ground’ travel expert in Delhi, says everyone travelling to India should stay in a homestay. I was surprised because for me ‘homestays’ conjure images of quaint local houses, with pretty basic conditions, in remote rural locations – they certainly weren’t for everyone. I went to investigate myself to resolve the great Indian homestay conundrum.
We know that we are definitely doing something right by the sudden arrival of monkeys to both our forest and farming area. Where we previously grew fruits for years without any hassle, the pesky buggers have re-appeared from neighbouring jungles and are feasting on our papayas and other sweet fruit.