The Best Hotels or Resorts in the world for a perfect getaway

By Krishnan

Want to spend a vacation with your loved ones in a magnificent setting? What better way to do it than with a travel package that includes a lavish stay? Private pool villas, high-end eco-resorts, and first-rate facilities and services set the tone for a perfect opulent vacation. Take your loved ones to a getaway for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here are some of our top hotels or resorts in the world for a perfect getaway.

  1. &Beyond Punakha River Lodge, Bhutan

The luxurious andBeyond lodge in Bhutan will open in September 2023, marking the inauguration of its first lodge in Asia and is located on the banks of the Mo Chhu River in the lush Punakha Valley. Once off-limits to outsiders, visiting the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has become a must-do experience for adventurous travellers, and tourism is booming there.

The lodge is a traditional Bhutanese-style building surrounded by rice fields and a rolling canopy of forested hills. There will be six opulent tents, a villa for a couple’s getaway, and a two-bedroom family villa with a living room and pool. 

The Punakha valley is a year-round attraction due to its subtropical temperature and is well-known for its rice paddies and chilli farms, in addition to its rich culture. The andBeyond Punakha River Lodge’s location will allow visitors access to outdoor sports and leisure pursuits, including rafting, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, several hikes, and longer excursions.

  1. The Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa

The Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is situated on a seven-hectare private island in the Raa Atoll and is surrounded by a 100-hectare lagoon. It stands out for its straightforward yet contemporary design, authentic cultural experiences, and meticulously honed services that defy deception.

There are 80 villas on the island, which are divided into six distinct types: Beach Villas (10), Family Villas with Pool (10), Beach Villas with Pool (17), Water Villas with Pool (39), Superior Water Villas with Pool (3), and one Presidential Villa that is at the beachfront.

The resort’s renowned “Deluxe All-Inclusive” package includes five restaurants and two bars.  Eclipse Bar and the resort’s trademark Italian eatery, Mediterraneo, are both on the jetty. The resort will also have extensive water sports facilities and diving at the five-star Diving Centre, as well as an on-site spa, Nika Spa, which will provide body wraps, Swedish massages, and body treatments, and a dedicated Dolphin Kids’ Club with complementary indoor and outdoor activities for children aged three to twelve.

  1. Hoshino Resort KAI Yufuin, Japan

The Hoshino Resort KAI Yufuin is wrapped between the magnificent Mt. Yufu and an expanse of tastefully terraced rice fields. This superb project was created by Kengo Kuma, who TIME named the world’s most influential architect in 2021.

KAI has just 45 rooms and provides a deeper glimpse at traditional living. It is nestled away among cascading rice terraces. A special mention of the eye-catching light fixture in the Firefly Room that hangs over the beds. It is made of rare shishito straw, and the numerous flashing lights on it give the impression of fireflies dashing across the lake during the first days of summer.

Visitors can relax in the outdoor baths, fuelled by the plentiful, soothing waters of the Yufuin Hot Springs, while taking in the view of the clear skies and Mt. Yufu. After bathing, savour the distinctive Kyushu food served in a semi-private dining room, which imitates Oita’s culinary heritage by incorporating fresh local ingredients.

  1. Conrad Los Angeles, California

Conrad, the world’s largest luxury hotel chain, spared no expense when it opened its first location in California. The Conrad Los Angeles, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, opened in the summer of 2022 and offers 305 opulent suites with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city of Los Angeles. The views from most of the hotel’s rooms, as well as its pool deck, are noteworthy and add to the whole experience of staying here. The Conrad Los Angeles introduces a new level of luxury hospitality to downtown LA and lets visitors experience first-hand the neighbourhood’s top-notch art and entertainment destinations.

The “Balcony One Bedroom Suite” is the most often requested suite type at the Conrad Los Angeles because of its walk-out balconies, which provide views of City Hall, the Los Angeles skyline, Dodger Stadium, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Each of the three presidential suites is outfitted with a walk-out balcony and separate living, dining, sleeping, and bathroom areas to give guests the impression that they are staying in their penthouse retreat.

This opulent hotel is an enticing setting for thrilling social events, beautiful gatherings, and customized dining experiences from acclaimed chef José Andrés’ two different restaurants: San Laurel, an upscale Spanish-Californian diner, and the rooftop Agua Viva, which serves beverages and Latin-Asian tapas.

  1. The St. Regis Kanai Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The beachside resort on the Mayan Riviera features a sleek design and 124 guest rooms and suites, as well as 32 villas with private pools. The Pleiades constellation, which is thought to be the heavenly birthplace of the Mayans, and the geometry of the neighbouring mangroves served as inspiration for the design of the resort, which was created by the architectural firm Edmonds International. Crossing rings composed of white concrete and translucent, reflected crystal separate the resort.

Every room and suite has a pretty sizeable terrace, and certain types come with a private plunge pool. All of the accommodations have the renowned St. Regis Butler Service, seaside views, and easy access to the shoreline. Additionally, there are two golf courses, five dining establishments (one of which has a tequila and mezcal bar), and an eight-treatment room with a steam room, plunge pools, and foot spas for both men and women.

The resort is bordered by mangroves and tropical vegetation, and great care is taken to protect the beautiful natural environment and the wildlife inhabiting there. For an eco-adventure unlike any other, this resort in the vicinity makes the ideal starting point.

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, Australia

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, which will be Australia’s tallest hotel when it opens in “early 2023,” appears to have the potential to be one of the nation’s top city hotels. Great views of the city and Port Phillip Bay will be available from the top of the 257-room, five-star hotel, which will be situated in an 80-story structure on Lonsdale Street. Guests staying at the hotel will be taken to the top level of the building, where the lobby is located, and then to the rooms, which are located below that, but the lowest room is on the 65th floor, so all rooms should have amazing views

The Ritz-Carlton in Melbourne is a representation of opulent traditionalism. Thanks to furnishings and materials inspired by the cityscape, each room and suite provide the ultimate urban retreat. The hotel also features several amenities, including a club lounge on the 79th level, a signature restaurant, a lobby bar, a heated indoor infinity pool encircled by floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and a sizable wellness centre with a yoga studio, a sauna, two vitality pools, a quiet yoga room, and six treatment rooms.

  1. The Homestead, Nambiti, South Africa

The Homestead is an opulent eco-lodge situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve in the KwaZulu-Natal area of South Africa. The “Big Five” (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros) can only be seen in a select few reserves, including Nambiti. The Homestead will open with 12 ultra-luxurious lodges, six of which will have private infinity pools.

The Homestead will provide a range of activities, including bike rides, culinary classes using local ingredients, and involvement in green activities. Additionally, the property will feature a spa, fitness centre, infinity pool, many food and beverage outlets, and meeting and event spaces. Dishes with an African influence, made using organic ingredients, will be included in the culinary and dining experiences.

The Homestead will also launch a brand-new type of safari using high-end all-electric cars that will each reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around nine metric tonnes annually. Additionally, any possible animal disturbance will be minimised by the vehicles’ low noise levels.

  1. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, Hawaii

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, set in one of the most stunning settings on earth and scheduled to open in February 2023, will offer a top sustainable retreat and wellness resort to Kauai’s North Shore. The One Hotel Hanalei Bay will have 252 rooms in total, including 51 suites. Thoughtful finishing touches will integrate nature into each space with native plants, recycled materials, organic cotton linens, and views of lush gardens, towering mountains, or shimmering Hanalei Bay.

The hotel offers everything guests might need for a memorable stay, including a sizable outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. Additionally, visitors can use contemporary fitness centres, plush hotel rooms, and beautiful tropical settings.

The hotel is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and carbon neutral, much like the other 1 Hotels. To provide ingredients for its restaurants, it would reduce the use of single-use plastics and work with regional farmers and fishermen.

  1. Viceroy at Ombria Resort Algarve, Portugal

The Ombria Resort is a luxury sustainable town located in the centre of the genuine Algarve. This resort is situated on what is slated to be a leading golf resort in the world amongst the 150 acres of tranquil countryside in a remote and natural landscape of rolling green hills, rivers, and lush cork and oak forests. This resort prioritises the sustainability of the environment and the preservation of nature and local heritage. The Ombria Resort is designed as a getaway that captures the essence of the Algarve.

Ombria Resort will include 76 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 65 residences, and a unique golf experience with an 18-hole, par 71 trademark golf course to provide a varied challenge and setting. It is expected to be one of the best resorts in Portugal, where visitors can take advantage of an inland Algarve golf course’s ideal year-round weather, first-rate amenities, and a wide range of sporting opportunities.

  1.  Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

You could experience a stay at Atlantis The Royal, a brand-new landmark in Dubai that will completely change the way you see luxury. Everything in this environment has been designed to stretch the boundaries of imagination. The world’s best architects, designers, and craftsmen were involved in its development.

The 795-room, the 43-storey resort provides panoramic views of Palm Island and the Arabian Sea. All of the resort’s luxurious suites and iconic penthouses will include a custom selection of amenities from upscale manufacturers like Hermès, Frette, and Graff, and forty-four of them will have private infinity pools. Atlantis The Royal offers dining at 17 restaurants and bars. Famous chefs with signature establishments include Jose Andres, Ariana Bundy, Costas Spiliadis, and Gaston Acurio.

The resort will feature a 21-foot-high jellyfish tank hosting 4,000 moon jellies, making it the biggest in the world. Other attractions include Wave House, Skyblaze, a water fountain that “breathes fire,” the 295-foot-long Skypool, where you can swim among clouds, and its private beach. It’s set to open in early 2023.


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