Itching for a well-deserved getaway trip, to someplace that is not only peaceful and in the thick of nature, but also beautifully designed and decorated? These three places are exactly that.
Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Located near the Angkor's World Heritage Sites, Phum Baitang offers two restaurants serving local cuisine and fusion, a pool bar, and a spa temple. It is tucked in eight acres of paddy fields and lush gardens, making it the perfect place to detach yourself from the noise of the world and relax. It is a member of Design Hotels, and offers 45 different villas. Prices start from USD 285.
Papaya Playa Project, Tulum, Mexico
Its cheeky name alludes to the hotel's sustainable and health efforts. The beach side bungalows are modest, and ingredients for their meals are locally sourced. This creative haven sits on the coast of the Mayan Riviera, facing sparkling waters and the only Mayan ruins on the sea. There are 80 rooms and two villas, and prices start from USD105.
Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Another getaway in Mexico, Hotel La Semilla exudes authentic Mexican heritage and style. The place is filled with vintage Mexican furniture and flea market finds from haciendas (estate). Guests are encouraged to bring their own food to the hotel or explore nearby restaurants, and there are plenty of beautiful spaces to lounge in – just like relaxing at a friends house! There are nine rooms, with prices starting from USD180.