CNN has picked out 20 hotels in the Asia Pacific region, which the news network hails as the most exciting luxury arrivals of 2020, and it features two Maldives properties.

The list includes hotels in Japan, New Zealand, Bhutan, China, Vietnam, Australia, Sri Lanka and others. 

Some of the properties on the list have not yet opened their doors but are expected to do so within the first quarter of the year.

The Maldives properties of note are the revamped COMO Cocoa Island and the InterContinental Maldives.

Of Cocoa Island CNN says: “If private island resorts are your idea of a great getaway in 2020, then the 34 overwater villas at COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives could be what you’re looking for. You can head straight from your balcony into the turquoise waters underneath, which are teeming with sea life.” 

Meanwhile, the InterContinental Maldives’ location and its many F&B options are lauded in the piece.

Sri Lanka’s Haritha Villas + Spa made the list and is noted for being eco-friendly and lavish – just seven villas and two colonial style mansions, and with views worth writing home about.For more details visit: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/asia-pacific-new-luxury-hotels-2020/index.html