The secret is out. Anyone looking for hotels and resorts along Asia’s tropical coastlines will be clued in rather quickly – for exotic escapes, private pool villas are the accommodation in vogue. The last name in luxury, these holiday homes are designed specifically for agreeable climates. Retreat to air-conditioned rooms, or enjoy the tropical breeze in open pavilions and by the swimming pool. Your private pool, fringed by sun loungers, shade umbrellas, clean towels and frangipani flowers, is sure to be a source of joie de vivre, one of many reasons to stay at an elite haven.