Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (April 9, 2018): Top 10 world’s best resorts with private plunge pools. Swimming pools are the heart of every luxury hotel, and some are so spectacular that they have made it into my top 10 list of the most beautiful hotel pools in the world. However, if you really want to dive into decadence, then staying in a hotel room with its own private plunge pool is a must. It’s a trend among newly built ultra-luxury resorts to impress guests with lavish rooms and palatial villas that feature their own private plunge pools. Indeed, nothing beats watching the sunset over cocktails on your private pool terrace, even if you only go swimming occasionally. So, I’ve splashed my way around the globe to present you my selection of the top 10 world’s best all-pool-villa resorts. There is more information below the slideshow. Think I missed one? Share your favorite hotel with … [Read more...] about Top 10 best resorts in the world with private plunge pools
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Aman resorts are probably the most luxury hotel brand in the world. Their newest hotel is called Amanvari and is located in Baja’s East Cape and will open in 2020. Regular readers of Luxury Travel Diary will already know that Aman hotels are some of my favourite in the world. Aman Canal Grande in Venice is simply out of this world and it doesn’t even have a pool! Amanvari ticks all the boxes. Stunning pool, never-ending beach, enviable views over the Sea of Cortés, Aman style and of course, expect the rock-star treatment you experience at all Aman hotels. It is in fact just up the beach from the new Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos in the 1,000-acre beachfront resort community of Costa Palmas. It is surely THE destination for your vacation in 2018 (when the Four Seasons opens) right through to 2020 when the Aman opens too. This will be a luxury vacation development to end all luxury vacation developments and will bring a whole new level of luxury to Los Cabos. The calm … [Read more...] about Amanvari Photo Review: Will This Be The Best Hotel In The World?
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (September 25, 2017): My 10 preferred Banyan Tree hotels & resorts in the world. I have previously published top 10 lists about my favorite Aman and Four Seasons hotels. Today, I am sharing my opinion on a less known (at least in the West) but equally luxurious hotel brand, Banyan Tree. In days gone by, merchants would gather under the leafy branches of a banyan tree to conduct business in the cooling shade. Over time, this unique tree has come to symbolise the relief and shelter provided by nature to all men and women. Today, it is also the name of a special group of ultra-luxury hotels that stretches across the globe and offers rest and relaxation to the world-weary. The Banyan Tree hospitality company, which was established in 1994, has its roots in Singapore and operates two other brands besides ultra-luxe Banyan Tree: Angsana, which provides a range of recreational activities and … [Read more...] about Top 10: best Banyan Tree hotels & resorts in the world
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (August 28, 2017): Top 10 best urban resorts in the world. Visiting an iconic city, whether for business or leisure, is a rewarding and invigorating experience. However, after a day of exhausting sightseeing or hectic business meetings, there’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of relaxing at a hotel that let you fool yourself into thinking you are kicking back at a five star resort. With magnificent pools, tranquil gardens, and serene spa retreats, some of the world’s most exclusive city hotels offer the kind of leisure facilities that will make you forget you’re in the center of a major city. I hereby present you my top 10 of the world’s best urban resorts, each one of them a destination unto itself. There is more information (with reviews and Youtube clips) below the slide show. Think I missed one? Share your favorite urban resort in the comments … [Read more...] about Top 10: most exclusive urban resorts in the world
Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (August 21, 2017): top 10 most fabulous Aman resorts in the world. Aman is widely acclaimed as the most exclusive hotel brand in the world. Meticulously designed to frame their natural settings, Aman hotels are renowned for breathtaking locations, locally inspired architecture, and ultimate privacy. Each welcomes guests as if to the home of a close friend, instilling a sense of peace and belonging amid some of the most diverse natural and historical landscapes. It is an approach that has changed little since 1988 when the first retreat was built on Phuket’s west coast. It was named Amanpuri, meaning ‘place of peace’, and Aman was born. Today, embracing 31 ultra-luxe hotels in 20 countries, Aman continues to seek out transformative experiences and awe-inspiring locations around the world. Among Aman’s habitués is a group of passionate repeat customers – self-proclaimed … [Read more...] about Top 10: most fabulous Aman resorts in the world