Gaya Island Resort, Sabah
A YTL Hotel property, this resort is located within a protected marine park that offers 121 luxe villas. Water activities include snorkelling and kayaking excursions to a nearby mangrove. Diving is contracted through local operator Borneo Dream.
In May 2017, YTL Hotels launched a portal (http://Singapore.ytlhotels.
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
The only resort in the Laamu atoll, this property with beach and overwater villas has a vibrant house reef populated with oriental sweetlips and green turtles. Guests can often spot dolphins swimming near the shore.
Tongsai Bay, Koh Samui
On the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand lies this 25-acre resort with 83 suites, cottages and villas. It has a dedicated desk that arranges snorkelling, diving and deep-sea fishing trips.
This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of Silkwinds magazine.