Best of the Best 2018 - 147
THE STRAND YANGON
YA N GON , MYA N MA R
N E I G H B O R H O O D Commercial Centre of Yangon
The Strand Yangon was one of the first luxury colonial outposts to open in Southeast Asia.
Founded in 1901 by the famous hoteliers, the Sarkies brothers, it remains one of the most architecturally beautiful landmarks in the region. In November 2016, The Strand reopened after
a six-month restoration project that saw the luxury heritage hotel ushered elegantly into the
21st century. The renovation project preserved the heritage at the heart of the hotel and honored The Strand's part in Myanmar's history, whilst creating a more relaxed, refined and glamorous setting for 21st-century travelers and explorers.
$100 value hotel credit per stay.
For a true local experience, climb aboard the
Yangon Circular Train and share a wooden
bench from downtown Yangon to residential
areas unchanged by time.
Distance from Yangon Airport (RGN): 6 miles/9 km
DHU LIKHEL, N EPA L
N E I G H B O R H O O D Remote Mountain Views
Take your holistic lifestyle to a new level at the all-suite Dwarika's Resort Dhulikhel. The Shangri-La setting reconnects the body, mind and spirit based on ancient Vedic philosophy and
Buddhist medicine. Ayurvedic doctors, yoga and meditation masters provide guidance for
personalized well-being. Rejuvenate in a variety of unique, signature spa treatments. Walk the
meditation maze, rebalance in the chakra sound chambers and cleanse your aura in the crystal house. Express and find yourself in the pottery, painting and cookery classes. Nourish yourself with the organic and natural meals sourced from the resort's own farms.
50-minute massage for two, once per stay.
Visitors suffering from asthma, hay fever,
immunodeficiency, and other ailments have
found relief in the Himalayan Salt House,
walled with mineral-rich Himalayan pink salt.
Distance from Kathmandu Airport (KTM): 19 miles/30 km
Size: 40 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
THE FARM AT SAN BENITO
LIPA , PHILIPPIN ES
N E I G H B O R H O O D Lipa
Relax and reset at The Farm at San Benito. Ninety minutes and a world away from Manila, this
acclaimed holistic healing center creates personalized detox programs that cleanse both body
and mind. Every aspect of the 120-acre property - the lush jungle setting, babbling fountains,
meditation corners, wandering peacocks - fosters a sense of serenity and well-being. The 33
suites and villas are surprisingly lavish, with quiet, muted tones and private gardens. Flush out
toxins with tailored spa treatments and raw, organic, vegan meals; activities range from yoga
to golf to mandala floral arranging.
Dinner for two (excluding alcohol, tax and
gratuity), once per stay.
Do yourself a favor and and prepare for your
detox slowly, beforehand. A great place to
start: The Farm's recipe book, Raw!
Distance from Manila Airport (MNL): 41 miles/65 km
Size: 33 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
ASIA & PAC IFIC
Size: 32 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated