A great hotel location means you don't have to go far to find the most iconic sights in the region. Here are 7 luxury hotels that deliver this promise with proper aplomb: read on to see if they're worthy of your 2018 bucket list.

1. The Longhouse, Bali

Imagine checking into a hotel with only 6 bedroom suites. That’s essentially the winning factor of the Longhouse Bali private villa concept. It’s an enormous luxury property perched over the hills of Jambaran. It offers 6 exclusive bedroom suites named after various Indonesian islands, no two of which are the same. The one thing they do have in common: enchanting views of Jambaran’s pristine foliage and other sweeping landscapes in the area. Visit www.thelonghousebali.com for more information.  

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2. Hoshinoya Fuji

Glamping in style with the iconic Mt Fuji as a backdrop: it’s every globe-trotter’s travel goal come true. Hoshinoya Fuji hotel is a posh multi-cubed structure built on the slope of a red pine forest facing Lake Kawaguchi. If you haven’t already guessed it: you’ll have your cube-shaped abode to thank for pre-framed views of Mt Fuji, enhanced with a generous side of cherry blossoms in early April. Other vantage points in the hotel offer superb snapshots of the wooded surroundings, like the Cloud Forest platform. Click here for more details.   

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3. The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

It’s not every day that you see the majestic Taj Mahal – unless you’ve settled yourself into the opulent Kohinoor Suite at The Oberai Amarvilas Agra. Granted, every room in this hotel has an uninterrupted view of the glistening historic monument. The Kohinoor Suite in particular opens out into a private terrace overlooking the Taj Mahal in addition to a king-sized bed and eight-seater dining room facing the same. Find out more here.   


4. Six Senses Con Dao Vietnam

A breezy suite at the Six Senses Con Dao will have you eager the dive right into those sparkling blue waters the moment you awake. It’s akin to camping out on the sands: except in lieu of a tent, you’ll have a spacious oceanfront villa with its own pool, direct beach access, multiple pavilions and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the East Vietnam Sea. Find out more about this amazing eco-friendly resort here.   

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5.  Banyan Tree Bintan

Grab a glass of something cold, put your feet up, and set your gaze upon the South China Sea from your super-sized Banyan Tree Bintan villa balcony. Out here on the resort’s private beach, there’s nothing to keep you from those wide open green and blue spaces - though it won’t be long before you’re back in your ocean-front villa or in your infinity pool soaking in the sounds of the sea and the nearby rainforest.


6. Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur

With its epic location atop a granite hill overlooking the Rajasthani landscape, it’s easy to see how the suites at Alila Fort Bishangarh draw back the attention to this rustic environment. You could spend all day sitting by those magnificent wooden jarokha-style windows in the Heritage Room, fixing your sights on the mountains above and the rural scenery down below. Click here to learn more.  

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7. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

The iconic Marina Bay steals the limelight in every suite at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore. The indulgent guest rooms at this luxury hotel proudly display the excitement of the surrounding cityscapes through large windows, providing amazing views of Marina Bay and other prominent buildings like the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. You'll also have a front-row seat experience watching the Light and Water shows that happen at the Marina Bay Sands at night. Click here for more details.   

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