As travel writers, we’re often asked: “What’s the best hotel you’ve stayed in?” These swanky villa resorts with private pools top our list.
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For many of us, luxury Caribbean villas are the dream winter vacation. Find the best Caribbean villa rental agencies here for everything from 1-bedroom beach cottages to 6-bedroom mansions.
Is a beach a must? Do you want “affordable luxury” or a splurge? We review 14 of the best luxury hotels in Bali to suit your travel style.
For Thai-style coddling in beachfront suites or private pool villas, you can’t beat Tongsai Bay on Koh Samui. A beautiful private beach! Their famous “fruit lady”!
Seminyak is Bali’s trendiest and most fashionable district, and villa rentals are popular here. We loved both The Kunja Villas and The One Villas. Great perks!
The private island resort of Azura Quilalea in Mozambique’s off-the-grid Quirimbas Archipelago wows with just 9 hand-crafted villas, colorful diving and a picture-perfect beach.
Have you ever been totally happy to just stay put in your hotel? Cliffside villas at Acapulco’s Banyan Tree Cabo Marques offer secluded tropical luxury and private pools. Why leave?
We’ve stayed at many gorgeous Bali hotels. But with 3,000 sq. ft villas, a clifftop perch and a stunning birdcage lounge, Alila Villas Uluwatu may be the most luxurious hotel in Bali.