Year to year we see our readers travels taste shift, whether you are whisked off to the city of romance, champagne rooftops and dazzling lights, or enchanted by the secluded ranches in the mountains. We have curated 7 top picks from all stretches of the globe to cater to your travel itches!
1. The Penthouse, Four Season George V, Paris
One of Paris’s most historic black book addresses. Named after a King of England during the French and British escapades, George V Paris has luxury art deco interior dating back to the early 20’s.
As if the crystal chandeliers and 17th tapestries history guides weren’t enough, Shops – both mainstream megastores and haute-couture fashion boutiques – hem in the hotel on all sides, and boast clear views of the iconic monuments like Eiffel Tower, The Opera and American Cathedrals.
Did we mention this chic, Parisian apartment vibe has a pianist from 3pm onwards to heighten all feelings? Ja’dore!
2. Katikies, Santorini, Greece
The contrast of whitewashed walls, blue skies and the bright sun and captured our Greek hearts. Katikies luxury resort, both a relaxing and bustling atmosphere, is located on a beautiful spot on the Caldera.
From Pool side bars, buffet to sea side activities, the 5 minute walk to local towns Oia and Fira puts this gem in the primal spot for getting around the islands. Think sun kissed skin, white shirts and Ouzitos (A Greek equivalent to mojitos.. we are in!)
3. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
Ever wanted to just hide away in the mountains? The remote town of Darby holds a 100 year old luxury secret you will never want to share. Whether it’s an adventurous family getaway or an outdoors experience for two, Triple Creek Ranch has built its reputation on outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, archery in warmer months, and skiing and bobsledding on the lake in the colder seasons.
With thirteen types of ranch options to choose from, each with a breath taking views of the mountains and crisp weather- If you have ever wanted to live the true western American dream.. this would be your call!
4. The Westin Excelsior, Rome
When in Rome, as they say! Built in 1906, The Westin Exelsior Rome has an impressive pedigree in the Via Veneto district. Though most rooms are affordable, their piece de resistance is the Villa La Cupola Suite that has recently been “refreshed” with a $7 million renovation. This signature luxury cocoon spans two full floors, making it the largest suite in Italy.
Furnished in grand old style with modern high-tech gadgets, hand-frescoed cathedral style domes, its own private fitness room, sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi, and a formal dining room, it’s a perennial favourite for those who deem money to be no object!
5. Intercontinental Bora Bora resort and Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia
A week away in turquoise water, glistening white sand and delectable food that is absolutely to die for is the perfect cure for the winter blues. The Intercontinental Bora Bora offers up some of the most stunning views and clearest water.
With a blue lagoon on one side of the island, and the vast Pacific on the other, you'll never find boredom in these waters! Their resort balances luxury with environmentally friendly values, it is an eco-friendly wonderland in one of the most beautiful places French Polynesia has to offer.
6. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia
Celebrating its 20th year, this 60-room property in the Ayung River Valley is reached via a suspension bridge that hovers over coconut trees and rice fields. The drama doesn’t end there: each of the riverside guest villas has a meditation space and lily pond on the roof, as well as an outdoor living room and pool.
The Four Seasons Bali resort provides a sense of calm, befitting the resort’s location near Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali. Yet new experiences, including cooking lessons in a bamboo-clad center designed by Elora Hardy and Sacred Nap relaxation treatments, keep things innovative and modern.
7. Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel and Resorts, India
An internationally recognised luxury stay, Japir was ranks #2 best resort hotel in India, and for good reason. The Oberoi Rajvilas is remarkable amongst hotels in Jaipur; a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity.
The royal resort is set in a breath-taking thirty two acre oasis of landscaped gardens, filled with beautiful trees and exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple where you can experience chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation and morning yoga.
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