8 Of The Most Incredible Resorts Around The World
As the rest of the UK wrap up warm and brace themselves for an icy winter, escape with us to some of the world’s most beautiful resorts around the world. This festive season, discover eight island hideaways featuring glass floor spas above crystalline waters, world-class cuisine and most importantly of all, sprawling beaches and start planning your new year escapes early.
Owned by celebrity motivational speaker Tony Robbins, Namale Resort & Spa caters for discerning individuals in pursuit of a curated luxury experience.
An adults-only paradise, the resort is located on Vanua Levu, the second largest of Fiji’s islands, and prides itself on its no expenses spared ethos. Think exclusive excursions, first-class facilities and opulent fine dining experiences.
Founded by Mr. George P. Daktylides, The Myconian Collection Hotels & Resorts is a family-run group of luxury hotels in Mykonos.
The resort is possibly the best offering on the island for those looking for a peaceful island stay, along with easy access to a majestic beach and an infinite view of the Aegean Sea.
Boasting a modern design, the hotel is located 12km from Mykonos Town right by the shores of the famous Elia Beach, which offers one of the largest stretches of sand on the island.
Key facilities include a secluded private beach, a sun terrace which surrounds a large, stylish outdoor pool and two exclusive on-site restaurants which serves the best of traditional Mediterranean cuisine.
Situated on a tiny island off the coast of El Nido, El Nido Resorts Pangulasian Island is the epitome of everything that makes Palawan unique. The resort lies between lush rainforest and glistening white sands and boasts magnificent sunrise and sunset views.
Canopy Villas stand on stilts amidst the forest, in which guests can explore the island’s natural wonders through a vast array of activities including lagoon and island hopping cruises, snorkeling, windsurfing, and scuba diving.
An idyllic retreat for those seeking a mindful break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The newest addition to the idyllic island, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort tops our Maldives resorts list of the most beautiful. The epic new build is not only eco-friendly, but is a modern marvel hidden away far from the hustle and bustle of contemporary living.
Designed by award-winning architects PEIA Associati, the spacious villas and suites (some with private pools) all have private decks and far-reaching ocean views.
A visit to the iconic Heavenly Spa by Westin™ is an absolute must - built overwater with a glass floor to enhance a sense of calm the water evokes, the spa has a range of treatments to leave guests re-energized and nourished in both mind and body.
4. Viceroy Bali
Set above Ubud’s verdant Valley of the Kings, Viceroy Bali is one of the world’s most intimate boutique luxury experiences situated just 10 minutes from the bustling cultural town of Ubud. Consisting of 25 luxuriously appointed pool villas, it is a sanctuary in paradise.
Each villa has its own heated pool and outdoor Balinese bungalow to relax in, as well as offering unrivalled views of the surrounding valley and jungle. Adding to the serenity is the sound of the rolling river rising from the valley floor below, something best enjoyed from the private terraces.
The Ritz Carlton, Langkawi is just a year old and is an enchanting addition to the shores of the Andaman Sea. One of the most unusual locations on our list, the luxury resort is situated amidst ancient rainforest and sits just meters from the crystalline waters.
Sweeping views are promised from each of the 90 Rainforest Suites, each with a private terrace and living/dining area. Standout facilities include the adults-only infinity pool and a one-of-a-kind spa with treatment pavilions. Complimentary watersports, tennis, yoga, gym and scenic nature walks all make a stay at The Ritz Carlton, Langkawi a truly magical one.
The latest addition to The Viceroy Icon Collection, Viceroy Los Cabos is located in the heart of San José del Cabo on the sprawling coast of Baja California. With a dreamscape design embracing the natural beauty of water throughout every facet of the resort, it is a canvas for discovery with cinematic views and alluring experiences around every turn.
The resort offers experiential activities for its guests including learning to surf with a local pro, an exclusive fishing with the chef experience, scuba diving with underwater photography, fluorescent night dives, and custom tequila making classes.
Cam Ranh Bay, a short 60-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the most sought-after destinations for discerning travellers. Set along the pristine shoreline which seems to stretch on forever, The Anam is one of the many multi-million dollar resorts which populate the coast.
The resort features palatial villas with pool, garden or sea views, three restaurants, two bars and a tranquil 10-room spa with treatments inspired by Balinese traditions and healing rituals- a sure fire way to whisk guests off into a peaceful world of their own.
Adventurous travellers can take a day trip to the popular seaside city of Na Thrang to go diving or snorkelling off a nearby island.
If luxury, privacy and an idyllic beach take priority on your holiday, The Anam in Cam Ranh Bay is an ideal location.