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Best Amenities: Editors' Choice 2020

From beaches and baths to more-unconventional offerings, these are our Editors' Choice Award winners for Best Amenities.

Disappointments of the Year: Editors' Choice 2020

While we found many hideaways worth recommending this year, several dashed our high hopes. Here are our six biggest disappointments of the year.

Azerai Can Tho: Adrian Zecha's Latest Venture

As well as to see the Mekong Delta, our trip to Can Tho had been motivated by a desire to stay at Azerai Can Tho, Adrian Zecha's latest venture in Vietnam.

Our Top 5 Vietnam Beach Resorts

Vietnam has a growing number of exceptional beach resorts, with refined aesthetics, polished service and delicious food. Here are our top five.

Two Stellar Food Tours in Two Southeast Asian Countries

One of the joys of travel is savoring the cuisine of another country. On this trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, our writer enjoyed two excellent food tours.

Video: Kep in Southern Cambodia

Three colonial-era houses have been combined to form Knai Bang Chatt, an idiosyncratic 18-room resort in Cambodia. View our video to see what it's like.

Video: Azerai Can Tho, the New Aman-like Resort in Vietnam

Legendary hotelier, Adrian Zecha, the founder of Aman Resorts, has a new venture in Vietnam's Mekong Delta at a lower price point. See video of what it's like.

Shinta Mani Wild: An Opulent New Refuge in Cambodia

Shinta Mani Wild, 15 opulent tented accommodations in a wildlife corridor in Cambodia, is the project of one of the most flamboyant figures in luxury travel.

Exploring the Cambodian Riviera

Cambodia is more than Angkor Wat. The country is now a true destination, and an increasing number of resorts have popped up along the Cambodian Riviera.

Phum Baitang: Elegant Simplicity Near Siem Reap

Zannier Hotels took a chance on Cambodia in 2015 when it opened Phum Baitang. In creating a resort that resembles a traditional village, it proved visionary.

Letter From the Editor: May 2019

For the May 2019 issue, our editors found an ecolodge in Cambodia, stayed at the latest hotel from the Aman founder in Vietnam and returned to Santa Barbara.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Cambodia

For the May 2019 issue, our editors recommend a resort that replicates the feel of a traditional Cambodian village and an ecolodge in the Cardamom Mountains.

Awei Pila: A New Resort in the Mergui Archipelago

The new Awei Pila resort is located on Pila Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea, a two-hour speedboat ride from Myanmar's mainland.

Hotels With Nothing to Dislike — Except Having to Leave

On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.

Last Word: Singapore’s Sudden Hotel Boom

Though known as a hotel desert for years, Singapore is now experiencing an awakening as a number of luxury and boutique hotels open across the island.

Video: Journey to the Orangutans

Follow our editor as he takes a five-hour journey through the jungle in southern Borneo to see orangutans at the world’s leading orangutan research center.

Five Endangered Species in Indonesia

Indonesia's tropical forests are home to a wide variety of species, many facing extinction. Here are five to know.

Amanwana: Glamping at Its Finest, in Indonesia

Amanwana's tented wilderness retreat provides direct access to all the natural wonders on the island of Moya without skimping on luxury.

Jakarta's Urban Sanctuary

Jakarta attracts relatively few foreign visitors. But for those overnighting there, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta offers a sanctuary amid the sprawl.

Indonesia: Where Komodo Dragons Are King

Take a trip to the Indonesian islands to view the mighty Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, and snorkel in the pristine Flores Sea.

A Journey to the Orangutans

After an hourlong flight across the Java Sea from Jakarta, I landed at Pangkalan Bun, near Borneo, to meet my guide and the orangutans that call it home.

Indelible Memory: Dawn at Nihi Sumba

Sometimes traveler's insomnia has its advantages. A case of jet lag gifts us peaceful early-morning reveries on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba.

Cruising the Indonesian Archipelago

The best way to explore the remoter areas of the Indonesian archipelago is by luxury boat. Aman Resorts and Alila Hotels offer upscale options.

Video: On the Beaches of Bali and Sumba

Videos of Nihi Sumba and Alila Villas Uluwatu capture what it's like to be in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago, at two stunning hideaways.

Nihi Sumba: The Ultimate Hideaway

Sometimes, remarkable hideaways turn up in the unlikeliest of places. Located 250 miles east of Bali, Nihi Sumba is one such example.

A Serene Clifftop Sanctuary in Bali

Nowadays travel sophisticates tend to sniff, “Bali’s finished,” but that's not fair. We visited Alila Villas Uluwatu in the south and were duly impressed.

Just Back From: Cambodia

Hideaway Report digital editor, Kristen Remeza, writes about her trip to Siem Reap, where she discovered a new resort and visited Angkor Wat.

Where to Go in 2017

From Britain to Bhutan, the Douro to Down Under, Andrew Harper gives us a peek of the places he'll be going next year — and where you should too.

Journey to the Far East

Like Europe, Southeast Asia combines rich history, extraordinary landscapes, magnificent architecture and superlative cuisine.

Letter From the Editor, May 2015

Andrew Harper introduces the May 2015 Hideaway Report in a letter to his readers about this month's travels to Southeast Asia and the American West.

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