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Some hotels and resorts offer an experience so special it’s almost otherworldly, a chance to travel somewhere completely unique, to be immersed in culture, beauty and history found absolutely nowhere else – Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is just such a hotel.
Where would you like to stay? Somewhere with pristine white beaches, preferably on a private island. Tick. 5 stars at least. Tick. Just us, adults only. Tick. Infinity pool. Some of the best overwater villas in the Maldives. World’s largest underwater restaurant. Tick. Tick. Tick. Hurawalhi Island Resort it is then.
As you spot Fregate Island on the horizon as your helicopter makes its approach you’d be forgiven for wondering whether InGen really did manage to bring back dinosaurs and Isla Nublar was a ruse all along – really they set up camp on the lush forested tropical island breaching the turquoise Seychelles waters in front of you. You’d also be forgiven for playing the Jurassic Park theme song in your head to a giant crescendo as you land. It would almost be rude not to.
If you’re looking for somewhere truly unique to stay in Europe let your mind wander deep into the Atlantic Ocean, roughly 400 miles off the northwest coast of Africa and you’ll discover a timeless subtropical Portuguese island, where you’ll find Belmond Reid’s Palace – one of the best luxury hotels in Madeira and Europe – perched high above the picture-perfect Funchal Harbour, offering gorgeous panoramic views, innovative cuisine and superb service.
High above the waves set amongst the dramatic contrasting backdrop of massive granite rocks and blindingly white stretches of soft white sand and coral-fringed beaches, Six Senses Zil Pasyon – one of the best luxury resorts in the Seychelles – looks like the kind of vacation home Tony Stark would build and escape to whenever all the Avenger-ing gets a little much. A heady mix of striking natural beauty, state-of-the-art technology and indulgent luxury.
Any vacation that starts with cocktails at an on-shore reception and lounge (Little Palm Island Resort’s Shore Station) before beginning your journey by seaplane or private boat to your new private island oasis (Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key) is very much the type of vacation we want to be on.
Exotic islands, white sand beaches barely a grain out of place and wild twisting jungle as the backdrop, we’ve all imagined dropping everything to embark on an Alex Garland-esque Thailand adventure, only, without the danger, and in much more luxurious surroundings. Commanding a quiet 250-metre stretch of Maenam Beach, on Koh Samui’s idyllic north shore, Miskawaan Beachfront Villas offer just that. A private tropical paradise in some of the best luxury villas in Thailand.
If (perish the though) you could only travel to one destination for the rest of your days then the living oil painting that is Tuscany, with its rolling hills, red tiled rooves, vinyards and rows of pointy Cypress trees, would be right at the top of the desired locations list. You’d need somewhere special to stay, of course. Somewhere elegant, unique and steeped in local history (and wine). A luxury Tuscany hotel to rival all others; enter Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
Set on a clifftop plateau along the southern coastline on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu has some of the most breathtaking coastal vistas, with unending sky and ocean views, in Indonesia. If you’re searching for Bali 5 star hotels and luxury hotels in Uluwatu Alila Villas is an exceptional option to consider.
You want your vacation to be a celebration, something stand-out, special and just… more. One&Only Desaru Coast, nestled on the south-eastern shoreline of Malaysia, between lush rainforest and South China Sea, is one of the finest 5 star luxury hotels in Malaysia and offers just that – more.
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