If there ever was a more first-world problem than clearing your end-of-year leave, let us know. Until then, if Christmas is time to plan your next escape or make time for loved ones, there’re plenty of beach resorts to hit up this holiday. From The Standard’s first Asian property in the Maldives, to Karma Beach Club’s upcoming revamp, the bar for beach experiences is raised high for resorts worldwide, and its all the better for us.

The Standard, Huruvalhi Launches in the Maldives

This month sees the highly-anticipated opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives. Considered one of the most powerful brands in the boutique hotel business, it’s The Standard’s first hotel property in Asia, and another R&R option for singles, couples, friends and families. With six restaurants on site, an over-water bar and club, snorkeling and diving excursions, and a contemporary communal hammam with aroma cypress steam rooms, there’s plenty to see, do, and most importantly, eat. Guests that book from now till December 20 can enjoy special opening rates from US$395 per night (inclusive of breakfast).

More details here.

The Off Menu Food Festival Unveils Its Line-Up in Hong Kong

Off Menu, the newest three-day gastrofest from T. Dining’s repertoire of inventive dining experiences, will be happening 15-17 November at The Peak Galleria, Hong Kong. Celebrating local talent and traditions in fresh new formats, prepare yourselves for ingenious food and drink offerings that break the mould of traditional food fairs. Chef collaborations will involve a slew of international culinary heavyweights, including Richard Ekkebus of Hong Kong’s Amber with Jordy Navarra from World’s 50 Best Toyo Eatery. The all-immersive experience will also showcase the best of Hong Kong’s music scene, with the legendary Mukzi & The Island.

Tickets are available for purchase at HK$1,800 per person. More details here.

Djakarta Warehouse Project 2019 Returns This December

The Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), is a colossal South East Asian music festival for lovers of EDM and electropop. Their three-day line-up kicks off 13 December, featuring the who’s who of superstar DJs, includes global DJ phenomenon Calvin Harris and  EDM prodigy Martin Garrix. Grammy-award winning DJ and producer, Zedd, will also grace the DWP stage once again, joined by long time collaborator and dance music icon, Skrillex. Other super-charged sets are planned to excite, with Oliver Heldens, Salvatore Ganacci, R3HAB, and Martin Solveig, to name a few.

Tickets start at IDR1460k. More details here.

Karma Beach Club Fresh From Major Revamp in Uluwatu, Bali

Beneath the cliffs of beautiful Uluwatu, is the Karma Kandara private beach and its adjacent beach club, Karma Beach Club. The club finds itself nestled in an enclave just off the pristine waters of Uluwatu reef, and its latest renovation amplifies the quintessential resort vacation, with renowned designer Tina Kirschner on board the development of the modern day tropical paradise with deconstructed twist. Expect new food offerings; an expanded Karma Beach Dining, and brand-new Karma Beach Bar, on your next trip here.

More details here.

Autumn & Winter Experiences at Alila Anji, China

Looking forward to the cooler season? Alila Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a new series of experiences for guests to enjoy this fall and winter at Alila Anji in China, located at the filming site of Ang Lee’s award-winning film – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The series encompasses an array of activities around the new property, including dining destinations like farm-style organic dining at Lao Mah House and speakeasy lounge Crouching Tiger, and outdoor activities like The Fit Stops itinerary: a walking trail that weaves through Alila Anji’s own White Tea Hill and the bamboo-laced ‘Panda Trail’.

More details here.