It’s an opulent world of private plunge pools, fine dining, chic day spas, stunning views, luxurious lobbies, room service and award winning spas. If you’re celebrating something special or just dropping out for a while, these delectable accommodations are worth saving up for.
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1. Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Situated on the reclaimed Palm Island in Dubai, this stunning 42 acre water park isn’t just a hotel, it’s an undersea city that will make you feel like you’re in Neptune’s wonderland. Book it here.
2. One&Only Cape Town, South Africa
Dive into one of South Africa’s largest infinity pools and leave the bustle of the city behind. Chow down on refined Japanese cuisine from Nobuyuki Matsuhisa at another outpost of his acclaimed restaurant, Nobu. Book it here.
3. The Savoy Hotel, London
On the banks of the Thames, this star-studded Edwardian has been hotel of choice for history’s biggest names, including Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Claude Monet and Katherine Hepburn. The Beaufort Bar is dedicated to champagne, cocktails and cabaret, or check out Gordon Ramsay Savoy Grill. Book it here.
4. W Retreat & Spa, Maldives
Surrounded by turquoise water and white sand, this retreat on the island of Fesdu offers the ultimate oasis getaway. Enjoy world class dive sites, six bars and restaurants and an abundance of water activities on offer, including kite surfing, water skiing, sailing and canoeing. Book it here.
For nature lovers looking for a lavish escape, this resort has sweeping views of the valley and is surrounded by a private conservation and wildlife reserve. Relax in a suite with your own private pool safe in the knowledge that the hotel is certified carbon neutral. Book it here.
6. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Grand Velas Riviera Maya has a whopping five restaurants to choose from. It’s set over 80 acres of mangroves, jungle and over 1,000 feet of pristine white sand beach. The resort’s spa was also awarded Virtuso Best Spa in the world in 2010. Book it here.
7. Eagles Nest, New Zealand
On its own private ridge in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest offers five luxury villas with private Jacuzzis and personal chefs offering specially designed menus of your choice. Book it here.
8. The Surrey, New York
In Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the doorstep of Central Park, The Surrey has welcomed celebrities including JFK and Claudette Colbert. Its townhouse-inspired design and private garden make it one of the Big Apple’s best. Book it here.
9. Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
For a quiet wilderness retreat on the rugged coast of Tasmania, this 20-suite luxury lodge offers tailored spa treatments and one on one service. Book it here.
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
Love heights? Experience spectacular city and harbour views in one of the world’s tallest hotels. The Ritz-Carlton occupies the 102 to 118 floors including a bar and a pool located on 118th floor. Book it here.
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