Phuket is best known for its soft sandy beaches but those who venture inland will find plenty to see and do. Steamy jungles, waterfalls and lush rural landscapes of rubber, coconut, pineapple and banana plantations still remain on Phuket just a short distance yet a world away from its busy beach resort towns.
With 280 million international visitor arrivals expected in 2017, Asia is a fast-growing region for tourism, but unlike places such as Spain, Tuscany or the Caribbean, it’s not as well known for luxury villa rentals. This is changing, however, with a growing number of superb villas available in some of Asia’s hottest destinations including Bali, Sri Lanka, Phuket and Samui island.
From the divine beaches of Lombok Island to the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, this round-up of modern and contemporary villa rentals in Asia is the dose of luxury design inspiration you need today. Take your next beach vacation to new heights in those incredible villas, with some of them, winning awards for best architecture.