Best Luxury Hotels to Catch the Sunset in Asia this Summer

Asian summers are blazing hot with little rain in sight, in essence the perfect setting for fiery sunsets. Here are five luxury hotels you'd want to check into this summer for some epiphany inducing twilight in Asia.

137 Pillars Bangkok, with its spectacular rooftop pool, tops the list

5. Capella Singapore

Nestled in hectares of greens on Singapore's only resort island, Capella Singapore is a Norman Forster updated colonial relic pointing towards the tropical sunset. With a rum cocktail in hand at its super chill Bob's Bar, evenings here are truly intoxicating.

4. Ritz Carlton Langkawi, Malaysia

Raised on the fabled isle where ancient rainforests meet the Andaman sea, the Ritz Carlton Langkawi is the island's newest luxury resort that promises privacy and pamperings within sumptuously decked villas. Over-the-sea Horizon Bar is the best spot for unforgettable sunsets at the resort.

3. Velaa Private Island, Maldives

One of the island nation's most decadent luxury resorts, one can catch the famed Maldivian sunset either in the privacy of Velaa Private Island's sunset water villas or with a glass of bubbly in hand at the swanky CRU Champagne Lounge that extends over the Arabian Sea.

2. Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama was set atop a handsome cliff near Galle with a jewel at its crown christened the Moon Pool. This crescent shaped pool is flanked by both sunrise and sunsets, which ever so often flush Weligama Bay with a spectrum of amazing hues.

1. 137 Pillars Bangkok, Thailand

The only city hotel on our selection, 137 Pillars Bangkok tops this list with the last word on infinity pools. A vision unmatched by any other in a city renowned for spectacular pools, this heavenly body of water presents unobstructed views of Bangkok's Thonglor district from the hotel's rooftop and is only accessible to guests of its 34 suites. The magic here extends from sunset till stardust, or at least until 830pm when the pool closes daily.