Kayumanis villa resorts in Bali spoiled us! Private pool, complimentary massages and airport transfers, afternoon tea – all included.
Don’t think Santorini’s cave hotels are hobbity holes. Take Ikies Traditional Houses. Carved into the cliffs, these boutique digs with views are stunning!
Shower in a garden in Bali, take a moonlight bubble bath in Botswana or gaze at hundreds of fish from a bathtub in Dubai – the world’s best hotel bathrooms are absolute stunners.
One of the best luxury hotels in Los Cabos? The Cape, a Thompson Hotel. With a hip edgy vibe (swinging daybeds!), the new hotel targets the young and the young at heart.
How to go from fusty to fabulous! We love the new Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City renovation, especially the cool lobby (with its bold orange-and-red mural) and bright chic guestrooms.
Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.
Was this a spaceship in the rainforest? No, it was the unique reception of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort is lovely, as are the private pool villas.
Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.
You’re forgiven if the Savoy Hotel takes you back to the days of the British Raj. With overhead fans, teakwood floors and antiques, this boutique hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, oozes colonial charm.
One of the best-priced luxury resorts in Ubud, Bali? Ayung Resort Ubud is filled with art (think golden serpents and carved dragons). It dishes up artful cuisine too.
Alila Villas Uluwatu does it. So do Belmond, andBeyond and Soneva. A growing number of luxury hotels/tour operators are involved in travel philanthropy.
After exploring many of Greece’s archaeological sites, chilling out at St. Nicolas Bay Resort, one of the best hotels in Crete, was the travel prescription we needed.
Like drenched cats, with wet suitcases and a wicked wind blowing, we huddle under a canopy, not knowing where to find our hotel on this Greek island.
No loud pool music! Yes, it’s all-inclusive, but stylish Pueblo Bonito Pacifica (in Cabo San Lucas) focuses on romance and relaxation.