The St. Regis Bali Resort – Nusa Dua, Indonesia
The St. Regis Bali Resort is an ideal retreat for guests seeking tropical bliss. Boasting uninterrupted views out over the shimmering Indian Ocean, with lush green gardens and pristine white sands, it offers a luxurious slice of paradise for those keen to get away from it all. Set in stunning Nusa Dua, there are 123 stylish suites and villas to choose from with some featuring private access right onto the beach.
The 41 Exotic Villas have been recently refurbished to the most luxurious standards and a stay at the St. Regis Bali Resort even includes a 24-hour butler service (accessible via WhatsApp!), so all your needs will be catered for as any worries from your everyday life melt away.
Relaxation comes easy here. The pace of life is slow and you can fill your days with swimming in the crystal blue saltwater lagoon or laying back on a lounger listening to the waves. You can indulge at the spa, explore the library, or even enjoy a floating breakfast in your pool. All of this is nestled in the most stunning scenery. With no detail overlooked, you’ll never want to leave. A stay at the St Regis Bali resort is truly a heaven on earth kind of experience.
Cavo Tagoo – Mykonos, Greece
The Cavo Tagoo is a gorgeous beachfront hotel on the Greek Island of Mykonos, an ideal location for relaxing in the sun doing as little as possible. The hotel features an infinity pool that overlooks the ocean, with lounge decks that seem to float on the pool and coloured lights that illuminate it in the evening. So even with all of Mykonos to explore, you won’t feel the need to leave this stunning poolside.
A visit to the hotel spa will leave you feeling like a new person. Treatments on offer include the Tropical Lava Shells Massage and the Golden Face and Body Veil, which uses 24-carat gold to brighten and soften the skin. Or if it’s exercise that relaxes you, there’s a high-end gym that you can use at your leisure.
When it comes to personalised service, nowhere does it better than Cavo Tagoo. Their dedicated concierge team is world-class and will work tirelessly to cater to your every desire, like organising your birthday party, an anniversary celebration, a private yacht, or a helicopter trip. Because of its romantic location and dreamy aesthetic, this hotel is particularly ideal for couples (and, with the option of a private photoshoot, it’s the perfect place for engagement photos!)
Sofitel Moorea Iaora – Moorea
This resort is on the French Polynesian island of Moorea, which is known for its sandy beaches and volcanic mountains. You will recognise the iconic vivid blue waters and untouched nature that French Polynesia is famous for. Here, you can enjoy the impressive natural beauty from a luxury beachfront villa or overwater bungalow. From your accommodation, you will be guaranteed a breath-taking view over the water with the shape of nearby Tahiti in the distance.
For breakfast, guests staying in the overwater bungalows can have their morning meal delivered by canoe. And in the evening, go for dinner on the beach, where a 4-course menu will be served to your private table. The dining options are exquisite – the chefs here are constantly reinventing the menu to give every guest a unique culinary experience.
The team takes pride in French Polynesian culture by celebrating it by inviting guests to a showcase of Polynesian culture, which begins with a cultural masterclass and ends with a traditional dance performance. As well as this, the resort offers an incredibly varied itinerary of excursions and experiences. Amongst the activities available are snorkeling, helicopter tours, and skydiving. Or, take the once in a lifetime chance to go whale watching.
Four Season Resort The Nam Hai – Hoi An, Vietnam
Guests head to Nam Hai on Vietnam’s Central Coast for a slice of the fine life. This place provides a luxurious retreat that boasts a private kilometer-long beach and everything a guest could wish for. Close to three enchanting UNESCO World Heritage sites, this is a location to savour. However, the greatest treats can be discovered within the hotel grounds, which features coconut trees aplenty, three stunning infinity pools, and tranquil tropical gardens to explore.
Take a stroll on the sands, kayak on the East Sea or enjoy a beachside barbecue. You’d never be short of something to do here. With the sun shining on the glimmering ocean and lush greenery all around, you might just think you’ve died and gone to paradise.
Guests can opt for an ocean view villa, right on the beach. The Nam Hai’s Villas are designed to pays homage to authentic Central Vietnamese garden homes and feature the traditional large timber frames, sleeping platforms, and gossamer nets. The villa’s design focus on seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing guests a feeling of being at one with the beautiful nature surrounding them. Read our Two-Week itinerary To Vietnam to make the most of your trip.
Hacienda Na Xamena – Ibiza
Sitting on a rock 180 meters above the sea in an area of unspoiled natural beauty, Hacienda Na Xamena boasts being amongst the best resorts in Ibiza. And with the five start luxury offered here, it’s not hard to see why. For two decades this was Ibiza’s only five-star hotel, so this place has had a head start on offering the best luxury Ibiza has to offer.
Only a 40-minute drive to Ibiza town, you’re not too far from Ibiza’s iconic clubs and parties. And if wild nightlife isn’t for you, the hotel’s restaurant is one of the areas most popular spots and after dark has a fun, lively atmosphere with live music playing on the weekends.
The rooms are in the stylish bohemian style of the hotel with views over the Mediterranean Sea. For guests looking to really push the boat out, the Edén room has its own pool, jacuzzi, and garden terrace. Or for families, the Na Xamena Suite has two double bedrooms and a large private terrace with sunbeds that overlook the incredible scene. The floor to ceiling windows in all of the rooms allows guests to make the most of the coastal views.
Katikies Hotel – Santorini, Greece
Katikies is set in stunning Santorini, which is undoubtedly one of the world’s most picturesque travel destinations with its iconic bright white buildings. One of the most iconic elements of this hotel is its three infinity pools, which seem to blend seamlessly with the ocean beyond them. With the view of the vibrant blue water and the volcanic hills beyond, it will be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever take a swim.
If the infinity pools don’t make you feel close enough to the ocean, you can always take a cruise on one of the hotel’s fleet of luxury yachts, which are reserved exclusively for guests. Choose to take a day cruise to explore different beaches and volcanoes or a romantic sunset cruise with someone you love.
While taking in the scenery in style, you can enjoy a lunch prepared by the hotel’s chefs and served onboard. Guests can also take a tour to archaeological sites or go wine tasting, all while being escorted by a hotel appointed chauffeur. The rooms are in the all-white theme of the town and guests can even choose a room with its own open-air plunge pool. See here what to do in Santorini.
The Kayon Resort, Bali
The Kanyon Resort lies in Ubud, an area of regarded by the locals as having ‘immense spiritual powers’. It’s nestled deep in the heart of a rain forest preserve beside the Petanu River, providing a serene and beautiful setting for your luxury retreat. Its luxurious rooms are designed in contemporary Balinese style with views of the neighbouring river and jungle. Each feature a private terrace, which will have you feeling as if you’re sipping your morning coffee suspended in the treetops.
Guests can start their day with a session of morning yoga at the rooftop yoga pavilion to the soundtrack of the nearby river. Here in Bali, practices such as yoga are seen as a sacred way to achieve a sense of peace and well-being. And of course, any retreat wouldn’t be complete without a luxury spa.
You can find nearby Kepitu village, with beautiful temples and rich history. There is also Ubud Monkey Forrest – a natural sanctuary for the Balinese long-tailed Monkey. For a guided adventure, the Active Volcano tour includes the Elephant Cave Temple, Coffee Plantation, and of course – an active volcano! There is no shortage of enriching cultural experiences here.
Avani + Riverside Bangkok, Thailand
This hotel is a stylish oasis in the midst of Bangkok, a city famous for being energetic and full of life. The Avani+ has an infinity pool that might just be one of the most amazing you’ve ever seen. From the pool, your view will extend over the river to the expanse of Bangkok’s city skyline. This skyline is the thing that makes this place so special. From every area of the hotel, there are exhilarating city views that will make you feel like you’re sitting in the clouds.
Bangkok offers endless things to do, day or night. The city has huge futuristic shopping centres with restaurants that offer cuisine from every region of Thailand. Or, make the most of your riverside location by taking a canal tour on a traditional long-tail boat.
You won’t have to go far for a fantastic night out here. The hotels’ rooftop bar hosts ‘Sin in the City’, Bangkok’s best LGBTQ night where you will be entertained by drag superstars and dance all night. On Thursdays, the bar hosts ‘The Voice of Seen’, where well-known singers perform live against the cinematic city backdrop. This is a place ideal for those looking to have the most fun of their life.
Nihi Sumba Island – Indonesia
Private, picturesque, and perfect in all ways, guests head to Nihi Sumba for luxury on tap, with spectacular views to die for and attentive staff trained to cater to every wish. With the breathtaking beaches always beckoning, you’ll find yourself immersed in paradise from the moment you arrive.
Stay in a private villa with a canopy bed and a private infinity pool. Each villa is exquisitely decorated and surrounded by lush greenery. Ideal for honeymooners and hidden out of view from the rest of the resort is the Villa Rahasia (meaning ‘secret’), which is the absolute pinnacle of luxury and a lovers paradise.
The resort is nestled between the sun-kissed ocean and the lush green jungle that fringes the coastline. It offers some incredibly unique and exciting activities and excursions. Amongst them is the chance to go swimming with horses on Nihiwatu beach, go on a Blue Waterfall Trek through the jungle or indulge at the Nihioka Spa Safari. As well as all of this, Nihi Sumba is a surfers paradise, with a reputation for having some of the best waves in the world. With activities and options to suit all tastes, you’ll come home with epic memories.
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai, Thailand
Camping doesn’t get more luxurious than at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in northern Thailand. Close to the borders with Burma and Laos, time seems to stand still in the Golden Triangle, a magical escape that always enchants and beckons visitors to return time and time again.
The surrounding area is filled with mysterious mountain trails and lush bamboo jungle to explore, but there’s nowhere better to soak it all up from than the comfort of the camp. The tented accommodations here are the height of indoor/outdoor luxury, with king-size beds and outdoor rain showers. Guests can opt for a river-view tent from which you wake up to a view of the river and the mountains of Laos. Then, how about spending the afternoon cooling off in the riverside pool under a canopy of coconut trees?
The camp has rescued over 20 elephants from Thailand’s cities and its guests can experience a magical interaction with them on tailored elephant experiences. The camp will arrange for you to join elephants in enjoying their morning bath before feeding and walking with them. What could be more incredible than an up-close experience with these gentle giants, all while accompanied by an expert handler?
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Malaysia
The Banjararan Hotsprings Retreat is in a location unlike any other. This resort is set in and around the natural hot springs of Malaysia – an incredible destination with its lush greenery and secret caves. This place is totally unique as its spa was created by nature millions of years ago.
Take a hot bath in the natural geothermic hot springs, where warm water comes up from deep below the earth. In the thermal steam cave, you can detox and relax in the natural sauna that’s nestled in the cave walls before plunging into a freezing ice bath. Then, meditate in the crystal cave surrounded by amethyst and quartz crystals.
The resorts wine bar, Jeffs Cellar, has been named one of the most unique bars in the world, and for good reason. Set within a 260-million-year-old limestone cave, this bar has to be seen to be believed. If you prefer to be out in the open, the Sky Bar is set allows guests to sit on a 30ft high terrace and enjoy a cocktail overlooking the hot springs and surrounding nature. After dark, the Sky Bar doubles up as the ideal spot for stargazing.
Montage Kapalua Bay, Lahaina – Maui, Hawaii
Soak up the Maui lifestyle at Montage Kapalua Bay, where 24 acres of tropical paradise awaits. It’s impossible not to relax in such a spectacular setting, with the Hawaiian sun glistening on the peaceful Pacific Ocean and the lush island gardens.
Choose a room with a garden or ocean view or, for those keen to push the boat out, go for the penthouse – a four-bedroom residence that offers the ultimate in luxury, with the sound of the lapping ocean always drifting in through the windows. Guests head here to sample the authentic culture and Hawaiian hospitality, and with an award-winning spa and fresh locally-sourced food always on the menu, time spent here is a treat.
On-site is the Sunset Pool, which cascades down three levels to the Pacific Ocean.You can sit here for hours sipping your cocktail and taking in the stunning views. Like to explore the island? With so much to offer here, you’ll never be short of something to do. Maui is a magical place, where so many find their visit here to be a spiritually grounding experience. A trip here is ultimately a place to completely relax, unwind, and rediscover yourself.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
The Six Senses Zil Payson is the only resort on the Seychelles island of Félicité. While the resort takes up around the third of the heavily forested island, the rest is completely untouched.
This is a luxury, all-villa resort. Amongst the most impressive of the Villas is the Private Four Bed Villa, which may remind you of Tony Starks home in Iron Man with its dramatic hilltop location and modernistic design. Lying on one of the highest points of Félicité, from this villa is a 360-degree panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding islands.
A perfect day here could be spent island hopping on a luxury yacht over waters so clear that you will spot the turtles swimming beside you. End your day with private dining in the wine vault or watching the sunset from the hilltop, where staff will set up beanbags, candles, and champagne. To top it all off, ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ allows guests to watch a movie projected onto the big screen, curled up on a lounger surround by palm trees.
With no reminders of your regular life around for miles, you can’t get a more secluded spot than this.
Six Senses Yao Noi – Thailand
Set in Yao Noi, Thailand, with idyllic tropical beaches and little islands dotted all around, a stay here might just be the island getaway of your dreams. Follow in Roger Moore’s footsteps on a private speed boat to ‘James Bond Island’, which film fans will recognise from The Man with the Golden Gun. While you’re at it, you’ll be shown the floating fishing village of Koh Panyi and the prehistoric cave paintings hidden on the islands.
In your downtime, your private villa will be the perfect location for a lazy day in the sun. Each Villa boasts giving guests total privacy with thatched roofs, private terraces, and infinity pools overlooking breath-taking views. They even come with a ‘guest experience maker’, who will make sure all your needs are catered too.
Available here is possibly the most romantic possible excursion – the ‘castaway experience’ where you and your loved one can be transported by boat to an island that you will have all to yourselves. Choose to go out before dawn to watch the sunrise and have breakfast together from the empty beach. Or, at sunset along with a personal chef who will serve your meal as darkness draws in.
Villa Tre Ville, Positano – Italy
Get the celebrity treatment at The Villa Tre Ville, which looks straight out of a James Bond movie. This Villa complex is sat on a cliff on Italy’s Amalfi Coast and perhaps boasts the best luxury that Italy has to offer.
The Villa Tre Ville offers a reclusive and tranquil experience, with private balconies, plunge pools, and secluded gardens. It’s the former home of celebrated opera and film director, Franco Zeffirelli. The hotel’s interiors offer little insights into his creative mind and design flair. Because it was built as a home there really is a sense of homeliness here and the staff emphasise on making sure guests feel completely comfortable.
A hidden elevator shaft can take you down to a private seaside sundeck, and the restaurant serves vegetables from the hotel gardens and fish from the sea beside it. The Biana Bar is reserved exclusively for guests – this Morrocan inspired terrace is covered in vines and allows guests to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the best of the Amalfi coast, all in complete privacy. Another stunning space available to guests is the Club Lounge, where a spread of fresh foods is available all day. Here, everywhere you look is like a painting in an art gallery.
Le Méridien – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Nestled on the pristine white sands of an exotic island and surrounded by the warm cerulean waters of a private lagoon, this is a dream island paradise. Le Méridien beckons visitors to Bora Bora, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Boasting natural wonders in abundance, it must be seen to be believed. Tranquil, romantic and always peaceful, this is the perfect retreat for those keen to escape modern life and all its pressures.
Guests can stay in incredible overwater bungalows, which stand on stilts with glass floors that provide a fascinating glimpse of the marine life here, from the cosiness of your bed! From each bungalow, a ladder will allow you to effortlessly slip into the crystal waters.
To help exploring the stunning surrounding, kayaks, outrigger canoes and pedal boats are all available to you. Visit the nearby turtle sanctuary and feed the turtles; go on a diving excursion to get up close to the marine life in their natural habitat, or, simply lounge at the poolside bar enjoying a book, a cocktail and the knowledge that you’re in paradise.
The Seaview Faralya Butik Hotel, Fethiye – Turkey
The Seaview Faralya Butik Hotel is a beachfront hotel near to Turkey’s famous Butterfly Beach. A small, family-run boutique hotel, the team here pay extra close attention to the individual needs of their guests. You can relax in the knowledge that the staff here have everything in hand to make sure your experience is memorable.
Each room has a magnificent sea view, equipped with private Jacuzzies and infinity pools. If you’re a sunset lover, a room here will be a joy every night with the guarantee of a breathtaking sunset that you won’t have to leave your bed to see. For breakfast, you’ll be served fresh produce from the local area – from olives and flatbreads to cream and jam and an array of seasonal fruits. For dinner, the restaurant team takes pride in both the food and the romantic atmosphere, proudly boasting that they get to be part of many marriage proposals due to the dreamy setting they create.
To make your trip extra special, you can go paragliding over the landscape – taking off from the slopes of the Babadağ mountain, and landing 40 minutes later on Ölüdeniz beach. Or if thrills aren’t for you, simply take the 10-minute walk down to the beach. However you choose to spend your time, you will be treated like royalty here.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island – Australia
Kangaroo island is an Australian island like no other. Perched atop the rugged cliffs that overlook the fierce seas beyond, Southern Ocean Lodge is at one with its spectacular Aussie surroundings. The natural world is celebrated here, with views to savour out over the waves and wonderful wildlife all around. You can spot seals, koalas and, of course, kangaroos, all in a unique and exclusive environment. There are 21 luxurious suites to choose from, each designed with comfort, seclusion, and sophistication in mind.
Foodies will be spoilt with choice at Southern Ocean Lodge, with fresh, natural ingredients providing gastronomic delights and the finest seafood always on the menu. Meanwhile, those keen to kick back can head to the spa – a private oasis of calm that is guaranteed to relax.
For those seeking adventure, guided excursions are always on offer. Explore the island with a guided tour of Kangaroo Islands National Park or take a clifftop walk along the cliffs of stunning Hanson Bay. A highlight is Seal Bay, where a resident naturalist can introduce you to the colony of Seals that live nearby. After all of this, top the day off by returning to watch the sunset from the comfort of your lodge.
Alpina Gstaad – Gstaad, Switzerland
The Alpina Gstaad is perched on a hillside overlooking a picturesque Swiss ski village, with classic chalets located among the trees and a towering mountainous backdrop. It’s the perfect hideaway for a private retreat. Small and exclusive, with just 56 rooms and suites, guests head here for discreet luxury; the Panorama Suite offers breathtaking views from the highest point of the hotel.
The focus here is on comfort and privacy. This is a modern hotel, with personalised experiences to ensure guests receive a service that is tailor-made to meet their particular needs and requirements. The property hosts the only Six Senses Spa in Switzerland, featuring wellness traditions that draw upon the energy of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and pastures.
On-site, there are Michelin-starred restaurants as well as a famed wine cellar that offers more than 1700 different selections – making this the place to come for the finest things that life has to offer. Relax in front of a roaring fire or head out onto your private terrace to soak up the spectacular Alpine views, the choice is yours. This is a five-star service in a breathtaking location. You’ll be sure to leave rejuvenated and keen to make a return visit.
Lion Sands River Lodge, South Africa
Set on the beautiful banks of the peaceful Sabie River, guests head to Lion Sands to safari in style. Straddling the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the stunning Kruger National Park, this is a very special place with breathtaking views that captivate all who are fortunate enough to visit. The resort features 18 guest chalets as well as 3 tree-houses for guests to stay in, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will put you right at the heart of wild Africa.
This resort offers no shortage of animal encounters as it is located in one of the most ideal areas for wildlife spotting. Expert rangers are on hand to take you by jeep or on foot to see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, hippos, and zebras. Animal lovers will be in their element here, in their own David Attenborough documentary come alive.
Take a private helicopter trip to fly over the Blyde River Canyon then wait for nightfall to go stargazing from the riverside platform. Visit a local village to learn about local crafts or spend an evening learning from the in-house ecologist at an evening wildlife lecture. For those with an adventurous, curious spirit, there’s nowhere quite like it.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall, England
It’s all about location, and it’s hard to do better than the Marriott London. The Marriott is a luxurious hotel with a superb South Bank setting and London’s top attractions all on the doorstep. Iconic and exclusive, guests head here for the unbeatable views, with The Big Ben, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament all just a glance out of the window away.
Like to visit the attractions for yourself? Nowhere is more than a short hop from here, with Central London beckoning and your agenda your own. There are rooms and suites for all here, with balconies and river views for those keen to push the boat out. Watch the thousands of people milling about below you in the comfort of your cosy suite.
The Marriott building is steeped in iconic English history and you will feel so alive knowing that you’re in the epicenter of one of the world’s most visited cities. Savour an afternoon tea, a quintessentially-English tradition, before heading out to a museum and then on to the theatre. There’s so much to do in this area of London and it couldn’t be easier to access.
Hotel Belmond Castello di Casole, Italy
Timeless and quintessentially-Tuscan, indulgence awaits at Castello di Casole, set amongst beautiful rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, olive groves, and offering classic Italian elegance that beckons guests seeking the finer things in life. Combining the old and the new, all mod cons can be found inside the 1000-years-old castle walls, and, with a 4,200-acre private estate to explore and enjoy, you’ll never be short of things to do.
Take a watercolor painting class (in the comfort of your suite!) or learn to make classic Italian dishes in a cooking class. When you want to get outside and explore, activities include going stargazing guided by a professional astronomer or take a breathtaking ‘first light walk’ accompanied by a photographer.
Life here couldn’t possibly be more relaxing and, with world-class wine and the finest locally-sourced food always on the menu, you’ll leave rejuvenated. Choose from 39 rooms and suites, all oozing Italian sophistication, before heading out to the poolside to relax on a luxurious lounger, cocktail in hand, beneath the beating Tuscan sun. With a tranquil spa amongst the facilities, you’ll soon feel your worries melt away.
Nayara Gardens Hotel, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is the dream destination for a lot of people and Navara Gardens Hotel might just be it’s most idyllic resort. With rooms surrounded by nature and featuring stunning outdoor showers, this place is perfect for a romantic getaway, as you’ll easily feel like you’re the only two people in the world.
The hotel is a sanctuary nestled in the rain forest and the staff team here prioritise sustainable tourism, taking care of the nature around them. Perched on a cliff in the tranquil heart of Arenal Volcano National Park, it’s a garden of Eden in the modern world. Activities available here include horseback riding, white water rafting, and visits to wildlife refuges where you can meet a crocodile or a friendly sloth.
Expert guides can take you exploring in the surrounding wild areas, showing you hidden waterfalls and natural hot springs along the way. To unwind, guests can head to the spa where they can enjoy a massage, facial, or unique volcanic mud treatment. Spa treatments here take place in open-air pavilions, so guests are always making the most of the hotel’s surroundings.
Soneva Jani – Noonu Atoll, Maldives
PICTURED: VILLA, SONEVA JANI
Probably the most photographed in the Maldvies, the astounding 5 stars resort Soneva Jani is largely spread over five separate islets. It couldn’t be more remote,and is accessible by seaplane from Velana International Airport 166 km away, or via speedboat from Kunfunadhoo Island.
All villas here are made from sustainable wood and have the coolest features such as water slides leading straight in the turquoise sea, glass floors to watch the Indian Ocean sea life and retractable ceilings above beds. The amenities include an outdoor cinema named “Cinema Paradiso” where films can be watched outside from loungers with Bluetooth headphones. Spend your day at the 5 stars spa, surfing and snorkelling and don’t miss the star-lit dining experience at the observatory.
Nature lovers will love the sea turtles here. You could even be lucky and see a mother turtle lay her eggs in the sand, and then see tiny hatchlings make their way to the ocean…
Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa, Colorado
The Gateway is in the most breathtaking setting – Colorado’s Red Rock Canyons. The resort sits in Unaweep Canyon, an area that is relatively untouched by humans. Here, you can have a uniquely all-American experience, with activities including hiking, shooting, and horseback riding at the Palisade Ranch.
Guests can stay in their own Casita (meaning ‘small house’) which comes fully equipped with a private fire pit and stone tiled outdoor shower. They come in sizes to suit any size group, and are ideal for a trip with the whole family. After your day of adventures, there are plenty of on-site restaurants to choose from. The Entrada restaurant is in a serene location on the outdoor patio while the Paradox Grille is great for a fun lunch with the family.
If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, the resort offers the chance to have a private dining experience under the stars. This is certainly a cinematic experience for guests, who can choose to dine by a gorgeous pond or at the resorts scenic amphitheater. All of this while experiencing the beauty of the National Parks, with a landscape that will make you feel like you’re on Mars.
The Peninsula – Shanghai, China
Like to arrive in style? Make a grand entrance at The Peninsula, where guests often turn up in a helicopter, Rolls Royce Phantom, or aboard a private yacht. Here, nothing is too much to ask. This 5 stars hotel offers the ultimate luxury experience in the heart of bustling Shanghai, where guests are provided with anything they desire.
Soak up the atmosphere in the grand lobby, with its high ceilings and chandeliers, before heading to a room that must be seen to be believed. The hotel’s interiors are a gorgeous art-deco design and include a spa and indoor pool. So, even in the center of busy Shanghai, guests can have a totally relaxing experience. Other luxury amenities such as terrace, private jacuzzi, and gym are also available for guests.
Sir Elly’s Rooftop Bar offers the best views in Shanghai, as the hotel sits in a prime location on the city’s iconic riverfront promenade. Head upstairs for a cocktail and prepare to be amazed as the city’s lights start to come on and the skyline comes to life. With an emphasis on personal service and spectacular views to die for, you’ll certainly want to visit The Peninsula at least twice.
Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia
Featured: two bedroom Jungle Villa
Song Saa resort is on a completely private Cambodian island and offers guests an idyllic tropical getaway. If you’re looking to relax and connect with nature, this is the place for you. Song Saa provides spa retreat packages that offer the best in relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments, focusing on using tools from the natural world. Come here for a perfect reset – waking up each morning knowing that you’re in store for another day of pampering.
But this resort offers more than a relaxing holiday. Guests come here to re-connect with themselves or their loved ones. As well as massages and facials, the spa offers yoga and meditation sessions. On your request, a wellbeing therapist can conduct a private meditation session in the comfort of your villa.
The accommodation here provides luxurious living with a focus on connecting you to the natural world. Options include staying in a Jungle Villa, which includes a canopy daybed that’s shaded by the surrounded greenery. Or, go for an Ocean View Villa to look out at the ocean from the comfort of your four-poster bed. For the best sleep of your life surrounded by the sounds of the ocean, stay in an overwater villa.
The Lodge at Glendorn – Bradford, Pennsylvania
The Lodge at Glendorn is perfect for travelers seeking thrilling outdoor adventures. Bordering the beautiful Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, this is a luxurious retreat with stunning natural surroundings and agendas tailored to meet your desires. Great for families, this resort offers 500 acres of grounds to explore and a diverse selection of experiences and activities for everyone.
In the summer months, guests can choose from kayaking, canoeing, and a white water rafting adventure. Not a fan of water sports? Tennis, hiking, biking and golf are also among the array of activities available. In the winter, the Lodge offers a whole new experience, you can spend your days’ skiing, sledding, ice skating, and even ice water fishing!
Busy day? Go to the Forest Spa for some downtime and to get those muscles massaged. Then, the evenings spent relaxing in your private cabin will have you ready to do it all over again tomorrow. The cabins here are luxurious and cosy, each with its own individual charm. For example, The Miller Cabin is the oldest and overlooks a stream while the Hutch Cabin is nestled in a ring of an ancient Hemlock tree. Imagine curling up by your outdoor fire pit, getting ready for the best night of your life after such an active day.
137 Pillars House – Chiang Mai, Thailand
137 Pillars House in Chang Mai is a painstakingly-restored old house, which remains true to Thai traditions whilst offering guests all the modern services and amenities. Set on the Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai is a fascinating city and the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand. This is an exciting place that’s far less frantic than the much-busier Bangkok.
Chang Mai is a cultural paradise. For those keen to explore, 137 Pillars House is the perfect base. Drive for 5 minutes and you arrive at Thapae Gate Market or 10 minutes to find yourself in Chang Mai city center. Have a drink at The House by Ginger where you can listen to live Jazz or take a tour of Araksa Tea Garden. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple is the most important temple in Chiang Mai and a must-see for visitors.
Back at the hotel, each suite is fitted with parquet flooring and features a walk-in closet as well as balcony, patio, and spacious living area. Bathrooms come with a Victorian bathtub as well as an open-air shower and all of the interiors are sophisticated and contemporary. For your evening meal, the dining room offers a menu of à la carte Thai dishes to try.
Hotel Chalet Al Foss – Italy
For lovers of the outdoors, there’s nowhere more exciting than the Hotel Chalet Al Foss. This hotel is surrounded by multiple famous mountain ranges, including the Brenta Dolomites and Ortles Cevedale.
The outdoor adventures available here will feel endless. Within the valley is the Noce river, where during the summer months guests can have fun ayaking or canoeing. On your adventure, you’ll pass through dense woodland and spectacular waterfalls. In the winter months, it becomes the perfect ski resort with 290 kilometers of downhill slopes. For those not interested in skiing, a winter break here still offers the chance to skate on an ice rink or go ski mountaineering. As well as all of this is the hotel spa, where you can make the most of the sauna and massage treatments. From the indoor pool, huge windows face the Presanella Glacier.
The room’s wooden features make it feel cosy and inviting, while the views of the surrounding mountain landscape are phenomenal. Your private balcony will allow you to make the most of the scene around you. Stay in the Alpin Lodge to have your own personal jacuzzi- an ideal way to get relaxed and warm after a day on the slopes.
Serengeti House – Singita Grumeti, Tanzania
Designed with exclusive use in mind, Serengeti House calls to those seeking stylish and sophisticated safari living. For lovers of wildlife, it’s the place to go for a once in a lifetime luxury Safari trip. Set amidst one of Africa’s most iconic conservation areas, this is a location that is impossible to beat. It boasts uninterrupted views from the slopes of Sasakwa Hill out over the Serengeti with wonderful wildlife all around.
Guests can start their day by hot air ballooning at the break of dawn and sore over the Serengeti. For lunch, the hotel staff can provide a picnic in the bush. Like to get up close and personal with the awe-inspiring animals? The elephants, in particular, like to visit. A game drive with a professional guide is available daily and is not to be missed.
After seeing the cheetahs, giraffes, lions, and leopards in their natural habitat, it’s time to head back to the house to relax and indulge. This hotel has first-class facilities and no shortage of luxury. You can lie back beside the infinity pool lounger looking out over the African plains as giraffes wander past, or, head indoors to the tented spa suite. An unforgettable experience.