Above: an Ocean Front Pool Villa at Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa.
Plenty of websites can help you find hotel and resort rooms around Asia, but what if you want to stay in a villa? For that there are far fewer search options, which is a shame because villas are actually one of the best ways to enjoy places like Bali, Phuket, and other spots around the region.
Enter the Starwood Asia Pacific Villa Collection. The new site aggregates more than 750 villas in about 20 Starwood properties across the Asia-Pacific region, including in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Fiji, Australia, and China.
Of course the site is limited to villas under the Starwood umbrella, but this site should prove a welcome addition to anyone searching for a villa escape. Brands under the umbrella include Le Meridien, St. Regis, W, Four Points, the Luxury Collection, Sheraton, and the Westin, and more properties will be added to the collection over time.