These most luxurious resorts in the world will help you plan a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime vacation, perfect for honeymooners and those looking for something very special!
If you want to plan a luxury vacation all about relaxation and forgetting your troubles, no ordinary resort will do.
Here are some of the best options worldwide that will give you a vacation to remember.
Most Luxurious Resorts in the World
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City
When you think of bright lights and the sounds of slot machines, your mind probably instantly goes to Las Vegas. However, Atlantic City in New Jersey is widely regarded as one of the best cities to visit on the East Coast for a holiday jam-packed with fun and excitement.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is considered one of the best resorts in NJ and offers visitors that Las Vegas feel, but instead of being on the Strip, you’re a few yards from the beautiful beachfront.
Troutback Inn is a spectacular hotel in Amenia, New York. It has been the destination of choice for celebrities and politicians for over two centuries, and once you step inside, it’s easy to see why.
With refined elegance and luxury around every corner, the inn offers everything you could want from a country retreat, plus all the extras you would expect from a building like this, such as delectable fireplaces, cozy reading nooks, a vast library, and a fantastic bar.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
The name of this resort may not ring a bell, but once you see it, you’ll know what we are talking about.
The luxury rooms that make up this floating hotel are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms and private pools and are connected by walkways that take you to the mainland.
What sets this resort apart from the rest is that your bedroom is situated about 16 feet below the water’s surface, making you feel like you are sleeping in your own private aquarium.
If you travel to the slice of heaven that is Indonesia, you will find Nihi Sumba.
This former surfing retreat has been transformed into an eco-friendly resort right on the beach and is widely regarded as one of the best beach getaways on the planet.
Separated into 33 air-conditioned villas that are scattered across the beach and in the treeline, guests can enjoy almost complete privacy even if their neighbors are only a few feet away, not to mention the fact that no matter where you are, you are only a couple of minutes from the water.
Whilst in Indonesia, make sure to spend at least 7 days in Bali, it is a stunning place to explore.
Four Seasons Bora Bora
This is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world, located on the South Pacific’s stunning island of Bora Bora.
This is a 5-star service resort, offering overwater Bungalows complete with mountain and ocean views as well as infinity pools.
The resort is also home to 4 onsite island restaurants, an open-air fitness center and a luxurious spa.
Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay Island is a gorgeous palm-tree-covered private island in Antigua.
Offering all the bells and whistles of a five-star resort, Jumby Bay sets itself apart by making guests feel like they are part of the rich and famous, with the island to themselves.
The resort is famed for its amiable staff and incredible villas packed with all the modern necessities you need, such as a TV, a sound system, an air-conditioner, a coffee maker, and more.
Grand Palladium Ibiza Resort
Playa d’en Bossa at the Grand Palladium is a world-famous resort in the heart of Ibiza.
All the rooms feature a whirlpool bath or a hot tub, and with five different restaurants to choose from and a multitude of onsite activities, there’s a good chance you will never leave the resort.
This is a top place to stay in one of the best places to visit in Spain.
Excellence Playa Mujeres
If you want true beachside beauty and luxury in North America, Cancun in Mexico is the place to be.
Located roughly half an hour north of Cancun airport, you will find the gated resort of Excellence Playa Mujeres.
The not-so-small pool area features multiple pools connected by bridges, each with a poolside bar, a few hammocks, and sun chairs to relax in. Many watersports are also available, such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, gym, and yoga classes.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Located in Ravello, Italy, this resort is often overlooked but incredible. The hotel offers a secluded, quiet Italian resort in a charming, quieter area of the country.
Tucked at 1000 feet up a cliffside, this tiny town is like something from a fairytale, complete with plenty of Italian restaurants and wine bars. It is one of our favorite hidden gems in Italy.
The resort offers luxurious rooms, panoramic views, and many opportunities for wine sipping.
Jade Mountain Resort
Back to the Caribbean and the breathtaking Jade Mountain Resort. Perched on the side of a mountain, the resort offers beautiful views of St Lucia and the island’s two volcanic peaks, the Pitons.
And the most significant selling point of this resort? It is adults only.
You don’t get rooms at the resort, but rather “sanctuaries.” These open-walled sleeping areas have 15-foot high ceilings, hardwood floors, and massive living spaces.
Like other beach resorts, Jade Mountain has many onsite, beach, and water-based activities for you to enjoy.
Designed with the wealthiest wildlife lovers in mind, Royal Malewane is the epitome of having a safari in luxury.
You don’t just get hotel rooms here, but rather suites that will put many high-end apartments to shame.
The resort is also incredibly exclusive, with limited suites, Royal suites, and a villa with six bedrooms, and is ideal for those looking for the most luxurious weekend away with friends in the bush.
If you want to stay somewhere luxurious while traveling around the world, these resorts will treat you like a celebrity and have so much to offer you won’t know where to start.
Whether you need a weekend by the pool or a secluded adventure to a remote island, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful getaways.
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What to pack
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