Best Luxury Escapes
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Do you want to be pampered like royalty? Luxury escapes offer the most opulent hotels in exotic and captivating settings. From private islands to sumptuous seaside retreats, luxury escapes are the ultimate romantic retreats for loved ones.
Experience the paradisiacal island of Fiji in all its luxurious glory with a stay at the Navutu Stars Resort. Fiji is awash with exquisite sandy beaches, premier diving opportunities and a warm island welcome. The luscious rainforests of Fiji are a treasure for hikers, and you can round out your experience with a trip to a nearby tropical spa. The Navutu Stars Resort boasts a spectacular surrounding typical of Fiji, with pretty gardens, lazy hammocks and palm tree-lined avenues leading to the beach.
It doesn’t get much more opulent than a secluded island getaway. The Maldives offers a real-world paradise of private beaches, excellent eateries and indulgent spa treatments. At Shangri-la’s Villingili Resort, you can organise your day as action-packed or relaxed as you want it. Dive among coral reefs packed with marine life or relax by the glistening shore with a book and cocktail in hand. Your stay in a water villa offers direct access to the azure lagoon with a number of fine restaurants available in the island hub.
Maui is among the most invigorating of Hawaii's island escapes. From glistening golden sandy shores to luscious forests and majestic volcanoes, Maui is bursting with breathtaking natural beauty. The Westin Maui Resort is an outstanding waterfront complex with its own lagoon and picture-postcard beach. Anything you could possibly want for a pampered stay is found on-site, and you’re never far from the island’s more special and remote treasures too.
Experience the tranquillity of Japan’s ancient spiritual heartland of Kyoto at the Tokyu Hotel. The hotel perfectly mirror’s the city’s outer cultural wonders, with the award-winning interior design featuring clean lines and a tranquil indoor waterfall. Exploring Kyoto’s historic streets, you’ll find both classical and modern Michelin-starred restaurants, ancient temples and the country’s famed Geisha in the city’s winding hanamachi (flower streets).
Thailand's Ko Yao islands offer unspoilt shorelines buttressed by spectacular mountain views. Paradise Koh Yao Noi is among the most alluring resorts in the country, offering unrivalled access to quiet beaches and seaside trails. The hotel's beautiful dining terrace is the perfect place to wind down in the evening among lapping waves and chirping birds. The hotel also offers a range of intriguing activities, from traditional cooking to painting classes, among excursions to beguiling fishing villages and remote islets.
Zanzibar, or the "spice island", is surrounded by some of the world’s most exquisite beaches and coral reefs. The Gold Zanzibar Beach House is located right beside one such beach, with plenty of pampering in the on-site spa and pool complex. Rooms have been immaculately designed in chic white and gold, with luxury suites mere feet from lapping shores. A number of excursions are available from this bejewelled hotel, including boat safaris among dolphins and trips to Zanzibar City’s old Stone Town district.
Bustling with joyful markets and spectacular ocean views, Bali is a haven for sun, sand and solitude seekers. At Anantara Seminyak, you’ll experience the best of Bali's island culture with a sophisticated and contemporary twist. From beachside dining to cocktails by the pool, this hotel oozes tranquillity. It’s also perfectly placed to visit Bali's rich and diverse landscape and culture, including restful temples, verdant rice paddies and majestic mountains.
Italy is a breathtaking destination for fans of good food, wine and natural beauty, with Sardinia being the sparkling jewel of the Italian coast. Paradise Resort is sandwiched between luscious private gardens and dreamy turquoise waters. Its captivating design features a colourful and welcoming aesthetic typical of the Mediterranean. When you're not indulging in the hotel's sumptuous spa and pool treatments, you can explore the island's rich outdoor landscape of holm oak forests and mighty Nuragic ruins.
Experience the dazzling cultural labyrinth of Marrakesh, Morocco, with a stay at the opulent Barceló Palmeraie. With ever-present music in the city's atmospheric and winding streets, you can shop in souks and admire the city's rich artisanal heritage under a whirlwind of colour and sound. Back at the hotel, you'll find 17 hectares of breathtaking gardens and olive trees with spectacular views over to the Atlas Mountains.
Goa is one of India's most enigmatic cities. With pretty beaches, relaxing temples, aromas of spice farms and colourful colonial Portuguese architecture, the city is a cultural melting pot that ensnares the senses. The Grand Hyatt offers a luxurious stay within well-manicured tropical grounds of swaying palm trees overlooking a glistening coastline. Exquisitely designed with wooden furnishings and opulent dining spaces, the Grand Hyatt is Goa’s premier luxury resort.
List of the most requested services and often available in these luxury hotels:
- Spa and treatment rooms
- Swimming pools
- Beach access
- Air conditioning
- Fast WiFi
- Terraced bars
- Exciting excursions
- Excellent dining options
Luxury hotels make the perfect romantic retreats for loved ones on anniversaries and special days. With a wealth of exclusive and indulgent amenities, luxury destinations allow for plenty of “me time” together, as well as unforgettable experiences and activities. Luxury hotels are also fantastic for all-inclusive family and friend stays, when you know there’s always something to see and do without leaving the hotel’s confines.
- Historic hotels
- Palatial hotels
- Island retreats
- Coastal hotels
- Spa treatment hotels
- Spiritual retreats
- Chargers for electronic devices
- Guide books
- Phrase books
- Swimming clothes
- Travel towel
Luxury escapes encompass everything from tranquil and secluded beachside retreats to palatial city-bound resorts. In each of these stays, you’ll find one thing in common: pampered relaxation. This is your chance to revive and experience exotic landscapes around the world, from Bali to Hawaii. At the beginning and end of every day, you’ll be treated like royalty by attentive staff with access to sophisticated dining, indulgent spas and serene vistas.