5 of the most luxurious hotels in the world

05 February 2018

Whitsunday Islands in Australia

Whether ‘luxury hotels’ conjures up images of a dazzling tropical paradise or an opulent penthouse suite with incredible city views, here’s our pick of five fabulous hotels that offer an unforgettable slice of luxury.

These are perfect spots to celebrate a special birthday, mark an anniversary or simply because you’re ready to indulge in a little extravagance…

Bawah Private Island

150 miles from Singapore (about a two-hour trip), at the southern end of the Anambas Islands, a group of six islands lie amidst the tropical blue-green waters. Nestled in this marine conservation area, on land spanning 300 acres, are 35 stand-alone suites and bungalows that make up this utterly breathtaking hotel. An infinity pool, yoga deck and hiking are some of the facilities and activities guests can enjoy, along with 13 beaches and incredibly clear waters. With a maximum of 70 guests allowed on Bawah Private Island at any one time, you can expect exquisite island paradise here.

Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco

Tucked in the hillside outside of vibrant Marrakech sits the sumptuous Kasbah Tamadot. An opulent hideaway, this rural retreat less than an hour from the bustling city is surrounded by rich green vegetation and the rugged, red landscape of the hills. It’s a beguiling spot and is close enough to Marrakech for you to head there on a trip.

Owned by Sir Richard Branson, Kasbah Tamadot features just 24 rooms, with luxury Berber tents in the grounds offering guests the opportunity to indulge in the stunning scenery with beautifully decorated accommodation and private hot tubs. Expect views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, immaculate grounds complete with an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, and exquisite décor.

One&Only Hayman Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef

One&Only Hayman Island Resort in Australia

Nestled on a private island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by breathtaking tropical plants, this beautiful resort is a hideaway that combines natural beauty and luxury. It lies off the coast of Queensland, at the northern tip of the Whitsunday Islands, and you arrive while sipping Champagne on their yacht!

An elegant and contemporary design, One&Only Hayman Island features outdoor saltwater and freshwater pools, catamaran sailing, fishing, and activities to delight anyone wanting to step away from the seclusion and tranquillity of the Great Barrier Reef.

Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

Baccarat Hotel in NYC, USA

Twinkling crystals and minimalist design greet you at every turn at this breathtaking hotel in New York City. Effortlessly blending sumptuous contemporary décor with a hint of vintage - sparkling chandeliers, gleaming glassware, and opulent red accents - Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York is a spectacular sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

Inside the hotel, some of the exquisite amenities you’ll find are minibars stocked with macarons from Laudurée, a sparkling 55-foot indoor pool, and a concierge service offering free in-room blow-dries so that you can look your best as you step onto the streets of NYC.

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives

Dreaming of tropical island paradise? This astounding resort in the Maldives might just be exactly the place you’re imagining.

The resort is stretched over two islands and you arrive by seaplane, gliding over the incredible blue of the Indian Ocean. Emerald green tropical plants surround the bright white sands and the tranquil resort offers everything you need to feel completely relaxed. Private villas have exquisite plunge pools while ocean villas dip into the sparkling sea. If you’re searching for tropical paradise, this could be it!

Ready to indulge in a little luxury? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to plan your luxury escape!

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