aerial view of JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is an ideal weekend getaway. (Photo: Marriott International)

Weekend Getaways

From Australia to South Korea: 7 Hotels for Weekend Getaways in Asia and the Pacific

Whether you’re smack dab in the heart of a pulsating metropolis or hiding away in a secluded tropical paradise, choosing the right accommodations is crucial to ensuring a truly relaxing and enriching trip.  

The following hotels and resorts in Asia and the Pacific not only offer top-notch amenities and services, but they also have plenty to do both on-site and in the vicinity — making them perfect for a weekend getaway from your daily bustle. 

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip.  

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach 

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach brings a touch of nature to Singapore’s central business district of Marina Bay.  

The property is one of a handful of Marriott properties around the world that houses a JW Garden, created by landscape architect and designer Lily Kwong using sustainable practices. Featuring herbs and other edible plants used in the kitchen, the gardens provide a calming space for guests. Make sure to stop by the hotel’s Hushed Habitat, an intimate space with lush greenery.  

When you’re ready to switch gears, head to the hotel’s refurbished NCO Club heritage building, which is now home to Cool Cats, a swanky spot to catch live music; Stags’ Room, which known for its private reserve of fine wines from across the world; and the Fish Pool, which boasts an Olympic standard diving pool with mermaid performances.   

Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa in Vietnam 

a pool area at Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
Visit Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa any time of year. (Photo: Marriott International)

The weather in Nha Trang is mild year-round, making the area a fantastic choice for a getaway — even in the winter.  

Located by the shore along scenic Tran Phu Street, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway of Vietnam, you’ll find Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa and its standout outdoor infinity pool perched on the sixth floor. Take a refreshing dip, laze in a sun lounger on the pool shelf, and take in the panoramic view of the white sands and clear waters of the bay. Snacks and drinks are close at hand, too — stop by Plunge, the bar by the pool to quench your thirst or hunger. 

For a different but equally splendid view, grab a cocktail at the sleek Altitude Rooftop Bar and gaze down at the city below. Don’t forget to visit the nearby beach, where the hotel provides food, beverages and towel service.  

The culinary curious should also check out the Vietnamese cooking school, where you can learn to whip up traditional Vietnamese dishes like beef pho. 

Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort in Japan  

waterslide at the sheraton okinawa sunmarina resort
Make a splash at Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort. (Photo: Marriott International)

Located near the dramatic Cliffs of Manza, the family-friendly Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort is all about fun. Featuring panoramic views of the East China Sea, it houses Okinawa’s only overwater zip line, where you embark from the top floor on an 820-foot ride across the stunning bay. 

Make a splash at the garden pool, which has glee-inducing waterslides, or by signing up for one of the many available water activities. Take a glass-bottom boat cruise, snorkel at the nearby Blue Cave, ride a banana boat and even put on an air-generating helmet to explore the enchanting underwater world — there’s no shortage of exciting adventures to try.  

There’s also indoor fun to be had, including traditional crafts, a sound and light fantasy show nightly in the atrium, and a “wall of expression” where you can express your artistic creativity. 

Plus, on-site restaurants, bars and a Japanese-style sauna and spa mean you can recharge and relax between adventures. 

The Westin Josun Seoul in South Korea 

exterior view of the westin joshun seoul
The Westin Joshun Seoul is perfect for luxury shoppers and culture lovers. (Photo: Marriott International)

Get pampered in the heart of Seoul at the exquisite The Westin Josun Seoul, situated in the Myeongdong shopping district, one of the city’s busiest areas. Many flock here for the luxury department stores, delectable street snacks and performances at Nanta Theater.  

Located near many historic landmarks, such as the 19th-century Myeongdong Cathedral, the Westin Josun Seoul itself has been around for more than a century (it was rebuilt in the late 1960s) and has played host to numerous important events throughout its storied history. Popular with both business and leisure travelers, the hotel takes pride in its thoughtful amenities and level of service.  

Visitors can choose from seven eateries ranging from sushi and Cantonese to Italian and afternoon tea, too.  

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast in Australia 

woman walking along a walkway at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
Let your worries melt away at Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast. (Photo: Marriott International)

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast is a water lover’s paradise. Set on Australia’s Southport Spit, it has Mirage Beach to the east and a harbor to the west. The area is known for its extensive stretch of golden sand beaches, but visitors can also enjoy the world-class theme parks, watersports, wildlife viewing and hiking.  

Eco-friendliness is heavily emphasized at this Australian resort. Not only does it feature myriad energy-saving and waste-reducing practices, but you can also participate in hands-on curated experiences led by a marine expert and geared toward protecting the Gold Coast Seaway ecosystem. 

Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort in Indonesia 

aerial view of a pool area at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort
Spend a day by the pool at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort. (Photo: Marriott International)j

If you’re looking to soak in the island vibes and browse boutiques, Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak is a sure fit. Situated at one of Bali’s most upscale beaches, this peaceful resort is the perfect option for just chilling out.  

The three-tiered pool is a focal point — the hotel’s Balinese-styled rooms and suites have either private balconies or terraces with direct access to the lounge-chair-bordered pool. To level up on relaxation, book a treatment at Zanti The Retreat, a top spa in Seminyak. 

The town’s cultural landmark is the Pura Petitenget, a Hindu temple that dates back to 1710. If you’re lucky, your trip will be timed to catch the temple’s famous anniversary celebration — it follows the Balinese Pawukon calendar, so it happens every 210 days. Nearby Petitenget Beach is one of the best spots to watch the sunset. 

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand 

a woman dips her feet in a pool at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
Let your cares melt away at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

Tucked away in the secluded northwest corner of Phuket, the pristine, 7-mile-long Mai Khao Beach is considered among the most tranquil on the popular tropical island. Mai Khao is unique in that visitors can watch planes land at the nearby airport while they unwind on the golden sands amid lush surroundings.  

With the area known more for natural beauty than food and entertainment, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa stands out. Whether you’re staying in one of the luxe rooms or stylish beachfront villas with private pools, you’ll have a nice variety of on-site restaurants and bars to visit. Options include gourmet Thai cuisine, craft cocktails by the beach and health-conscious organic fare in a quaint coffeehouse.  

Top your day off at the full-service Quan Spa, nestled in lush surrounds with stunning water features, to achieve true serenity.