Thinking of a magical getaway? Perhaps you just need a little inspiration. Many people focus on destinations first and then find the perfect accommodation. This list of properties might make you think about exploring someplace new that wasn’t even on your radar!
1. Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway
Hotel rooms are rebuilt with fresh snow every winter. While the inside temp is 25 degrees, insulated sleeping bags are provided in each room to keep guests warm through the night. But if that’s a bit too cold for you to sleep, day visits to the hotel can also be arranged.
2. Le Méridien Tampa, Florida
This hotel was originally a federal courthouse. It has undergone a major revamp but still maintains some of its historic touches, such as the original marble doors and signs.
3. Makanyi Private Game Lodge, South Africa
If you want the adventure of a lifetime, there’s nothing better than a safari. Makanyi is located in an area where seeing the “big five” is pretty much a guarantee. It’s one of the few commercial lodges in the area and allows visitors an intimate and nature-filled experience.
4. Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia
This naturally crafted resort is made with local woods and has an authentic feel with its St. Lucian decor. There’s a view of the famous Pitons and a vast property that includes two beaches, hiking trails and many other recreational activities. They’re currently running a promotion, which allows guests to book a fifth night free. The deal expires April 15, so check it out soon if you’re in the mood for an island getaway!
5. Hotel Cap Rocat, Spain
Along the coast of Mallorca is beautiful hotel that was used as a military fortress until the 19th century. Each room has its own private terrace and daybed overlooking the water.
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6. Constance Halaveli, Maldives
While there are many luxury resorts in the Maldives, this one has the country’s longest jetty. What does that mean? Well, you can be far out in the ocean, away from the main part of the resort island, with maximum privacy. I stayed at this resort for my honeymoon, and it was a truly unforgettable experience!
7. Iconic Santorini, Greece
Located in the picturesque and romantic town of Imerovigli in Santorini, the Iconic is a top-ranked resort. The boutique hotel has cave-style rooms and spectacular caldera views. I’m heading to Santorini this September and definitely have my eye on this place!
8. The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
This resort specializes in wellness and promises an experience that replenishes the mind, body and soul.
9. Four Seasons Ubud, Bali
Located in the heart of the island’s highlands, this resort offers privacy and a unique cultural experience.
10. Zero George, Charleston, South Carolina
A quaint luxury hotel made up of five restored historic residential buildings, it features contemporary decor and furnishings and complimentary services like bike use and afternoon wine and cheese.
Hopefully, you’re now feeling inspired! Of course there are many fabulous hotels around the world, and these are just a few of them. If you have any favorites or top picks, I would love to hear about them!