Watch the gentle lapping waves with your margarita in hand at Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, Indonesia

When all you need is a good book to curl up with and time away from the madness that is work - go on that vacation you so deserve. 

For all the mermaids amongst us, we've summed up our best-kept secrets for you. It's even better if you're travelling with a friend, so they can snap that 'gram for you!

P.S. we've included indoor pools so you don't have to miss out on that view come rain or frosty winter and scroll to the very end for the unexpected 'Santorini vibes' right here in Southeast Asia. 

Here are our 10 secret poolside hideouts, perfect for the 'gram:

1. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

This view never fails to take our breath away. The tallest building in Southeast Asia in the 50s, Ascott Raffles Place was formerly an office building. It underwent a S$60-million restoration to preserve the heritage building and convert it to an exclusive serviced residence. Admire the unique Art Deco architectural façade against the modern cityscape. 

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore

2. Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo

Newly opened in 2017, the luxury residence is a short 10-minute walk from Tokyo Station. Occupying the top 8 floors of 29-storey tower, guests are treated to panoramic views of the city skyline. With the understated warm earth tones in the design, coupled with the art pieces which capture the seasonal changes of Japan - relax, unwind and enjoy the serenity with a dip in this unique see-through pool!

Enjoy Pierre Hermé Paris chocolate bonbons and more as we celebrate Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo's first anniversary from now till end July! 

Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo, Japan
Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo, Japan

3. Somerset Ekamai Bangkok

Explore the hipster enclave in the upscale Ekamai residential district, home to top-notch restaurants, bars, clubs, instaworthy cafes and chic boutique outlets. Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is only a six-minute walk from Ekamai BTS Skytrain station and a short drive from the Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airports. 

Check out the promotion for Somerset Ekamai Bangkok from now till end June!

Somerset Ekamai Bangkok, Thailand

4. CASA Meridian Residence, Phnom Penh

Get lost among the hidden treasures and wander round the UNESCO heritage sites in Cambodia. Stay in the city's up-and-coming residential and retail hub of Diamond Island (Koh Pich) and the serviced residence is just minutes' drive from an array of amenities such as the AEON shopping mall, Jet’s Container night market and the entertainment complex NAGA World.

Find out more about CASA Meridian Residence here!

CASA Meridian Residence, Cambodia
CASA Meridian Residence, Cambodia

5. Citadines Kuta Beach Bali

Paradise on earth - Bali is famously known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and ashen volcanic hillsides. Watch the lapping waves with the best view of the coastline or simply bask in the golden sun. Need we say more? 

Book your stay at Citadines Kuta Beach Bali now.

Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, Indonesia
Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, Indonesia
Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, Indonesia

6. Citadines OMR Chennai

India’s cultural capital, Chennai surprises visitors at every turn with her architectural diversity, delicacies and hospitable locals. Citadines OMR Chennai is the perfect base for you to explore the museums and temples in the artistic hub of South India.

Check out the nearby scenic East Coast Road, dotted with restaurants and quaint cafés, and head out to the Velachery and Neelankari suburbs for more shopping, dining and recreational options. 

Enjoy 25% off studio apartments at Citadines OMR Chennai now. 

Citadines OMR Chennai, India
Citadines OMR Chennai, India

7. Ascott Orchard Singapore 

Located along the world-renowned Orchard Road shopping belt, Ascott Orchard Singapore is a few minutes’ walk from Orchard as well as Somerset MRT stations and home to one of Singapore's most instagrammed locations!

Guests can even engage private chefs to cook up a storm for their parties or simply share their love for cooking at the residents’ lounge. Perfect for lounging in the day, the pool, with its lush and spacious surroundings, transforms into an intimate space for cocktails or private dinners in the evening. 

Book your staycation in advance and enjoy 20% off!

Ascott Orchard Singapore

8. Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen

Visit downtown attractions such as Citizen Centre and Shenzhen Concert Hall, and theme parks including Happy Valley Shenzhen and Shenzhen Window of the World, while you stay at Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen! Part of the first Raffles City integrated development in South China, explore the myriad shopping and dining destinations at the property and its surroundings, or take day trips to Hong Kong, just across the border. Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen is only a 10-minute drive to Shenzhen Bay Port and Shekou Cruise Centre.  

Check out this indoor heated swimming pool, rejuvenate by meditating at the yoga room or try out the mini golf course. 

Book your next vacation at Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen now. 

Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen, China
Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen, China
Ascott Raffles City Shenzhen, China

9. Ascott Central Wuxi

Here's another indoor pool for you! Located in the heart of a city rich in cultural heritage and with a plethora of scenic attractions, Ascott Central Wuxi is a 30-minute drive from Taihu Lake, one of China’s largest freshwater lakes, well known for its beautiful landscape.

The serviced residence is also close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Huishan Ancient Town, Jichang Garden, Xihui Park, Liyuan Garden and Yuantouzhu also known as ‘Turtle Head Isle’.

Check out Ascott Central Wuxi for your next holiday!

Ascott Central Wuxi, China

10. Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang

Are you getting the Santorini-vibes like us? Explore Nha Trang before anyone else and check out the quaint shops, local eateries and there's also plenty of nightlife here! 

If you're bored of this amazing poolside view - if that is even possible - bask on the pristine beaches along Nha Trang Bay or soak in mineral springs at Thap Ba! Insider's tip: visit the historical Po Nagar Cham Towers, Nha Trang National Oceanographic Museum, and Impressions Museum when you explore Vietnam’s famous coastal city.

Book your stay before anyone else at Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang!

Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Vietnam
Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Vietnam
Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Vietnam
Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Vietnam
Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang, Vietnam

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