We all have visions of spending a night in paradise. There are many places in the world where we can experience the life of luxury—even if it’s just for a few days. Here are a few of the most extravagant dream hotels you can actually experience here on earth.
Manta Resort, Tanzania
Located off the coast of Zanzibar on Pemba Island, the most standout feature of this picturesque tropical resort is its Underwater Room. It is a three-floor suite that floats besides a large natural coral reef and has a submerged glass master bedroom located four meters beneath the surface of the water. Here you can experience an almost 360-degree view of the exotic sealife around you.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
This stunning arctic resort will give you one of the best views of the northern lights in one of their cozy glass igloos. Whether it’s shared with a group of close friends or a romantic evening with the one you love, these icy suites have the power to become one of the warmest places on earth. Source: https://unitedmilitarytravel.org
Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Hilton Bora Bora Nui, French Polynesia
Imagine staying in a luxury water bungalow surrounded by the glistening blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. The over 3,000 ft. two story Presidential Outwater Villa has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a dressing room. This breathtaking luxe beach resort has other luxury water villas, including the King Villa which includes glass panel floors, allowing guests a up-close look at the spectacular underwater wildlife below.
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Thailand
One part resort, one part elephant camp, this jungle paradise sits at the convergence of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Not only does it provide majestic views in the lush rainforest of northern Thailand, but it also offers guests a wide variety of spa treatments guaranteed to provide some R&R. Guests can even ride baby elephants and can arrange guided elephant treks around the surrounding jungle.
Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
This luxury resort in the Swiss Alpine village of Adelboden and looks onto one of the world’s most spectacular landscape views. The resort’s outdoor thermal pool provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy some world-class scenery.
Marataba Safari Lodge, South Africa
This not-for-profit hotel located in a massive game preserve acts as a revenue generator to support the preserve’s operations. Staying here will not only give you a unique opportunity to be up-close-and-personal with a variety of rare flora and fauna, but you’ll also be helping to protect those very species as well.
The Crazy Bear, Beaconsfield, UK
Discover what it would be like to live in 15th Century England by staying at this renovated coaching house. Located less than 30 minutes from London by train, each unique, individually decorated bedroom in this boutique inn features an en suite shower room. Some also have copper bathtubs that fill from the ceiling.
Astarte Suites Hotel, Greece
Perched on the volcanic cliffs of Caldera, this resort hotel provides picturesque views of the Aegean Sea and the iconic volcano right in the middle. This beautiful hotel in Santorini also consists of one of the world’s largest infinity pools and is one of the most romantic resorts in the Mediterranean.
Quinta Real Zacatecas, Mexico
Located in one of Mexico’s highest cities, this unique hotel encircles the 19th century San Pedro bullring. This five-star historic hotel blends modern luxury with the splendour of the original colonial architecture. Each of the hotel’s 49 suites are situated around the patio—a portion of the building which has been converted into a colonial-style veranda, complete with cobblestones and beautiful flowers.