10 Best Luxury Resorts
If your lucky enough, these 10 best luxury resorts will be on your go-to lists as a source of relaxation, fun and adventure. If not, the most you can do is dream. Read on to find out where you will go if and when you make your first million.
- Fiji Resort "Wakaya," Fiji This eco-friendly luxury resort is one of the best in the South Pacific and is located on its own Fijian Island. The surrounding nature and wildlife is not found anywhere else in the world. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, golf and tennis are popular activities to indulge in.
- Cay Chapel Island Resort, Belize This resort for golf-lovers is located on its own island, Caye Island, which is a few miles off the coast of Belize. It boasts seaside estate villas, an eighteen hole golf course and is perfect for those seeking the epitome of privacy and luxury in the Caribbean.
- Aspen Red Mountain Estate, Aspen This luxury resort villa is in the middle of Aspen. It is fully equipped with a Jacuzzi, gym, game room, media room, fireplaces and outdoor barbeque. There is a myriad of outdoor activities to do, from hunting and horseback riding to snow boarding and skiing. Cultural and historical tours, as well as shopping, culinary indulgences and nightlife are available.
- The Four Seasons Hotel, New York City. The world-famous Four Seasons location is located in the center of Midtown, with panoramic views of Central Park and Manhattan’s bustling business and shopping districts. The fine dining options and state of the art gym and spa facilities make it a luxurious resort favorite.
- Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. This Middle Eastern landmark is the most expensive resort ever built, and is the world’s second seven-star rated hotel. A mixture of old and new, this palatial building retains Middle Eastern elements mingled with modern technology. Many suites are furnished in gold and marble and are surrounded with rose-filled gardens, fountains, swimming pools and an exclusive beach.
- Rayavadee Resort, Thailand. Located south of Bangkok, this ocean-side resort is in the middle of two white sand beaches—Nam Mao and Raily. Surrounded additionally by coconut groves and jungle-covered bluffs, this hotel features luxury rooms and villas. Some come with their own pools, Jacuzzis and terraces. It has a world-class spa and four restaurants and bars.
- 7. Amanjena, Morocco. Amanjena translates into “peaceful paradise,” and is located far from the hustle and bustle of the city. It contains a turquoise reservoir of water in the center of breezy masons and pavilions to retire in. Gardens, courtyards, a library, fully equipped gym, spa, large heated pool and more accompany this oasis of a stay in the desert.
- Hotel De Crillon, Paris. This Parisian hotel boasts 147 rooms and suites in a grand, classically gilded style, with views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower. It is one of the oldest luxury resorts in the entire world and is a historical monument, being visited by Benjamin Franklin for signing peace treaties between France and the United States. There are various bars, restaurants and more than seven lounges reserved for private functions.
- Mykonos Luxury Hotel, Greece. This cliff-side resort sports some of the most beautiful vistas in the entire world, as well as luxury suites with private pools that overlook the sun-drenched Mediterraean. A minimalist, island-inspired design enhances the amenities, which include an indoor heated pools a fitness center, lounge and poolside bars.
- Royal Armleder Suite, Le Richemond, Geneva, Switzerland. This resort is one of the most prestigious in Switzerland and is located between the snowy Alps, River Rhône and the banks of Lake Geneva, with easy access to a train station and an international airport. It was extensively refurbished and renovated in 2007 and now contains additions such as a destination spa and highly acclaimed Italian restaurant, along with its many other services and amenities.
Posted on: Feb. 20, 2011