A new boutique hotel brand, which aims to offer travellers the best of authentic Asian accommodation, launched this month.

Called Secret Retreats, the collection comprises of 33 small, independent, affordable residences, located everywhere from Thailand, Cambodia and Burma, to India and China.

Each property has its own story to tell and an owner who is passionate about revealing the true spirit of their country to visitors.

Stéphane Junca, Secret Retreats’ managing director, told HuffPost UK Lifestyle: "Secret Retreats is born from the need of small independent Asian properties, often in remote locations, to get together and create a network, a fellowship of like-minded people always willing to welcome and share their passion for local cultures, traditions, hospitality and cuisine.

"Our knowledge of the destinations and our closeness to the owners who live on site at each property give Secret Retreats the advantage to be a specialist and to craft customized experiences in the most unique and unexpected ways."

So, if you've not booked your next holiday, perhaps it's time to find out what flying east could offer...

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  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    <a href="http://www.secret-retreats.com/en/retreats/rachamankha">Rachamankha</a> is located in the centre of the old moated city of Chiang Mai. Unique for a city hotel, Rachamankha is renowned for its peaceful and very private atmosphere, and its incredible architecture. The hotel, just 22 rooms and 2 suites, is set in 2 acres of manicured grounds and the architecture pays homage to Chiang Mai’s golden age, the Lanna period. Each room tells an artistic story about the owner’s family. Outside, an opalescent swimming pool and old gnarled trees offer up an unexpected theatrical flair. Rachamankha offers guests a unique stay in a property with a true sense of place. Food: Meals are served in the gardens or in the elegant dining room, as guests wish. The restaurant offers a distinctive selection of dishes from regional cuisines including Myanmar, Lanna, Tai-Yai and Thai. Price: from £140 per night

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Rachamankha Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

    <a href="http://www.secret-retreats.com/en/retreats/tree-of-life">Tree of Life Resort & Spa</a>, in the traditional architectural style of Rajasthan is serenely located on the Aravali hills, about 20 km from the hustle and bustle of the city of Jaipur. A former harem, the resort consists of 14 luxurious villas with a garden and private swimming pool, for an inimitable experience. Discover the hundreds of statues of Ganesh, collected by the owners. Stroll through the wonderful Mughal gardens that echo with the sounds emitted from the fountain and water basins filled with flowers. If you want to venture outside the resort, many excursions await you to make your stay in the Pink City unforgettable. Food: The restaurant offers international and traditional Indian cuisines, enhanced with the fruits and vegetables from the garden. Price: From £165 per night

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tree Of Life Resort & Spa, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

    <a href="http://www.secret-retreats.com/en/retreats/tugu-bali">Tugu Bali</a>, situated on a pearl grey sandy beach, stretches along the green rice paddies to the small fishing village of Canggu. As you enter the home, under the protective wings of an enormous statue of Garuda, you will discover over 1,000 exquisite antiques thoughtfully displayed around the property: masks, sculpted chests, glittering batiks make Tugu Bali a veritable living museum. A private collection to be shared by all... Nestled in luxuriant tropical gardens, its 22 suites and lodges are beautifully appointed but all in a different style. The spa will enchant you with its scents of sandalwood and cinnamon and will help sooth your inner soul. Price: from £250 per night

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

    Tugu Malang is located to the East of the island of Java, in the city of Malang, with its rich Dutch colonial past, filled with tea plantations and apple orchards. It offers everything that a traveller looking for history and culture may wish for: delicate silks, beautiful batiks, sumptuous ikat (textiles) of the Eastern Islands, statuettes, enigmatic masks, leather puppets... the décor is a mix of Chinese, Javanese and Western cultures with four poster beds, large baths, silver coffee sets... The word kejawen summarises the values of the Javanese staff at Tugu Malang—a metaphysical search for harmony within one’s inner self, a connection with the universe. Price: from £115 per night

  • Tugu Malang, Java, Indonesia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

    Reached only by boat, Japamala Resort on tiny Tioman Island is the ultimate back-to-nature escape. At Japamala, the team wish to offer you the ability to renew the dialogue between man and nature. The resort recalls a ‘kampung,’ Malaysian village, with a rustic feel blending flawlessly with the simple yet refined décor. Joined by a series of canopy-skimming walkways, the hotel's luxury tree houses and cliff-clinging chalets are secluded and serene, promising rainforest-ringed privacy and breathtaking vistas of the South China Sea. Listen to the rustling of leaves and the sounds of the forest from you villa, or dive in the emerald green waters. Restaurants: Tamarind is set in an open-sided pavilion between the beach and the pool, dotted with Buddha statues and solid wooden furniture. Authentic Thai and Vietnamese dishes are the stars here, including zesty salads and aromatic seafood curries. At the end of the jetty, Mandi-Mandi offers an Italian-inspired cuisine in stunning surroundings. Price: from £110 per night

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia

  • Japamala, Tioman Island, Malaysia