A 24-hour personal butler and private plunge pool in the middle of your room. Jungle villas and overwater bungalows. And access to an exclusive private island with activities like skiing and kayaking. Nowadays you don’t have to leave the hotel grounds to feel like you’re on a vacation in paradise. Depending on your preferences, here are a few hotels that might be worth a splurge.
Rates from $500+/night
Situated in the hills of an enchanting evergreen wonderland sits a jungle of walkways connecting 38 distinctive private villas, along with a lobby, pool, three dining areas, and spa magical villas. From champagne picnics and guest chefs to orchestral recitals under the stars, wine dinners and Thai boxing Keemala offers several events and activities in or around the beach, waterfalls or pavilion.
* Opening August 2015
Los Cabos, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort
Rates from $250/night
With a private sand beach and golf resort, this impeccable luxury resort features suites with hot tubs, fireplaces and telescopes for whale watching. At check-in your private butler greets you with a margarita and escorts you to welcome spa massage.
St James Beach, Holetown, Barbados
Coral Reef Club
Rates from $930/night
On twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the West Coast of Barbados, this family run luxury resort features luxury cottage suites with a plunge pool, bedroom, and separate living room with a sofa bed, and spectacular views of the sea.
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Rates from $930/night
“Moroccan heritage meets Oriental charm” in this exquisite resort featuring suites with their own rooftop plunge pools, open-air showers, and breathtaking views over the Atlas Mountains. Some suites have views overlooking beautiful gardens with centuries-old olive trees and more than 100,000 roses.
The Ice Hotel
Rates start at $317/night
Founded in 1989 this spectacular hotel is an art exhibition made of natural ice and snow from one of Europe’s last wild rivers, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The resort, located 124 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden’s Lapland offers five different categories of rooms, ranging from the standard to the spectacular luxury suites such as the ice room—a double or family rooms decorated with furniture made of ice and snow. From indulging in snow mobile tours through a wilderness camp and taking ice sculpting classes to Nordic skiing and trying local delicacies and like moose and reindeer, this hotel offers unforgettable experiences of a lifetime.
How much would you splurge on a luxury hotel?