“The charm of what we offer in terms of hospitality lies in the tiniest details” says Secret Retreats’ Managing Director Stéphane Junca, who aims to provide discerning travellers with truly exceptional, authentic experiences.
Thanks to Stéphane Junca’s unrelenting passion and talent for finding unique hideaways throughout Asia, to date 37 properties have joined Secret Retreats.
These new boutique residences, hotels and boats are quite often far away from the main tourist sites—hidden gems that truly symbolise the essence of Asian culture and hospitality.
While the average property size ranges between 15-20 rooms, others are intimate two to five bedroom boutique resorts.
“At Secret Retreats, guests are not treated like clients but as part of an extended family, places where people will know you by name.
We want to bring upmarket leisure travel to a completely new level.
We believe it is essential to spend quality time with our guests, and share memorable moments and stories with them.
The hosts at our properties are constantly present and visible, not seated in their office crunching figures!” – Stéphane Junca
“25% of our properties have less than five rooms.
These gems are able to provide our guests with a very personalised experience, connect them with local communities living around the property and offer a spontaneous sense of hospitality that is much harder to find in large hotel chains.”
Committed to adding an even wider variety of choices for travellers in search of true Asian hospitality, Stéphane Junca’s spends a significant part of his time travelling to Sumatra, Borneo, China, Bhutan, or Sri Lanka searching for new retreats to complete the collection.
Kalinaw Resort, Siargao Island – Philippines
Anopura, Rajasthan – India
Comprising just two suites, this is the smallest luxury lodge in the world. Its traditional Indian daybeds invite you to lie back and enjoy the views of the surrounding Aravali Hills.
Sukoon Houseboat, Kashmir – India
Jeeva Beloam, South Lombok – Indonesia
Si Datu Bua, Banda Sea and Sulawesi – Indonesia