Imagine waking up in the morning and diving into your private swimming pool for a scrumptious breakfast, floating breakfast is such a luxurious experience you should enjoy once in a lifetime. Despite floating breakfast originated from Bali, this luxurious experience is no longer exclusive there and it is being spread around many tropical destinations in Asia. Let’s compare the floating breakfast experience in Bali, Maldives, Thailand and Vietnam, and see where you should head for such enjoyment!
Bali — Most choices and variety
Bali Samsara — Heated pool with fancy breakfast boat
Bali Samsara is a luxurious villa hotel located in Ubud, guests can enjoy a tranquil villa experience being surrounded by the rainforest. Floating breakfast is served here in the room type with a private heated swimming pool, you will not need to worry about catching a cold having breakfast in fall winter.
Reference price: ~US$45
X2 Bali — Free floating breakfast experience
X2 Bali is a villa resort located near the Balanga Beach in South Bali. Every villa here comes with a private swimming pool and a single-time floating breakfast experience is offered to every guest here for free.
Ayana Bali — Floating brunch with a breath-taking cliff-top view
Ayana Bali is a luxury resort located on the cliff top above Jimbaran. Some said the floating breakfast trend was started here. The signature floating brunch is exclusively for villa guests in their private pool along with a bottle of sparkling wine.
Reference price: IRD1,600,000(~US$110) per person
Maldives — Floating breakfast in the middle of Indian Ocean
Amilla Fushi — Luxury Resort in UNESCO Reserve
Amilla Fushi is a luxury resort located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Guests can enjoy floating breakfast in their private pool or the main pool, both feature a panoramic turquoise ocean view. Two choices of floating breakfast are available here with a different selection of breakfast items — floating continental or floating Amilla.
Reference price: US$75+ ~ US$89+
Ayada Maldives — Floating in the sunset
Ayada Maldives is a multiple awards winner in renowned travel sites. Other than standard floating breakfast you can see in many other resorts, Ayada Maldives has introduced their own signature ‘floating sundowner’, a large floating tray of decadent canapés, fresh tropical fruits and choice of sparkling wine or Champagne being served during sunset.
Reference price: From US$104+
Mercure Maldives Kooddoo — Floating all day long
Compared to many resorts in the Maldives, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is a relatively new resort opened in 2018. Floating breakfast is available here yet only 20 villas with a private pool are able to enjoy such an exclusive breakfast experience during sunrise with a large floating tray of decadent canapés, fresh tropical fruits, a variety of bread, eggs and more. Personalised pool dining experiences such as floating lunch and party sun-downers are also available at request.
Reference price: From US$80+ ~ US$120+
Thailand — Floating breakfast at beachfront resorts
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort — Asian Breakfast at your choice
Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort is a 5-star contemporary resort in Phuket. Scrumptious floating breakfast are available here for the pool villa guests. Other than the common western breakfast, you can also choose Asian style breakfast at their floating breakfast menu. During the promotion period, a 10% discount will be given to those who post their floating breakfast on instagram and Facebook with specific hashtags.
Reference price: THB 1,999 (~US$66)
Santiburi Koh Samui — Luxurious champagne breakfast
Santiburi Koh Samui is a 5-star resort located along beautiful Mae Nam Beach in Koh Samui. Floating breakfast is available here for the pool villa guest with 6 scrumptious breakfast items complete with Champagne or Prosecco sparkling wine.
Reference price: THB1,390+ ~ 1,990 Per Person (US$46 ~ $65)
X2 Koh Samui — Free floating breakfast experience
Renowned as Thailand’s first resort offering ‘all spa inclusive’ package, X2 Koh Samui is a relaxing villa resort with a private beach to chill. If you are staying at their pool villas, a single time floating breakfast experience here is available for free.
Vietnam — Best offer among all destinations
Banyan Tree Lang Co — Luxurious experience at a friendly price
Banyan Tree is another icon of luxurious floating breakfasts. Banyan Tree Lang Co is a multi-award winner in central Vietnam nestled between the azure waters of the East Vietnam Sea and the Truong Son mountain range at Laguna Lăng Cô. The resort offers all-pool-villas accommodation and floating breakfast is available at each villa’s private pool.
Reference price: From VND550,000+ (~US$23) to VND650,000++ (~US$27) (VND1,500,000 (~UD$65) for an additional champagne)
Bamboo Sapa Hotel — Best offer with a magnificent view of mountain range
Bamboo Sapa Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a view of Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Although private pools are not available in any room types here, it boasts an infinity pool with a breathtaking mountain view where guests can enjoy their floating breakfast.
Reference price: VND 400,000 (US$17)
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