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Sometimes one culture just isn’t enough. Steeping yourself in the South of France is great, but drop in to an Asian-themed resort on a French island and you’ll leave feeling like a true global denizen. Here are three hotels that import their home country’s ethos.
The island’s French patois and granite-lined beaches are otherworldly enough. Add the resort’s spicy Asian menu and traditional Thai massage and you’ll feel like one happy Buddha gone to Nirvana. banyantree.com
Steve Wynn’s resort brings Vegas-style glitz to Macau. But while most Americans hit Sin City to party, most Chinese go to Macau to cash in. Translation: Never call a Chinese gambler with less than pocket queens. wynnmacau.com
Turks and Caicos
The teak inlays and clean lines of the Asian Zen pavilions sit near a pristine coral reef in the West Indies. amanyara.com