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THE WORLD’S MOST RELAXING LUXURY RESORTS

UNWIND IN THE LAP OF LUXURY

While there are plenty of luxury resorts to choose from here in the United States, you may find yourself looking for a resort outside of the country’s borders. When you truly want to get away from your home, city, state, and even country, there are plenty of options to choose from around the world. No matter what your heart desires, there is a luxury resort out there that will serve your every need.

BEACH RESORTS

Located on a private bay on Hainan Island in China, the Mandarin Oriental is a luxury resort in a tropical setting. Since the area boasts of a year-round balmy climate, you can choose this destination for your beach vacation no matter what season it is back at home in the states. They also offer spa packages and spa suites surrounded by beautiful secluded gardens. With fine dining at their acclaimed restaurants, you can be sure they have everything you need without ever even leaving the resort.

For a true “ocean-view” experience, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort down in French Polynesia has you covered. They have amazing overwater villas that put you right in the exquisite blue water Bora Bora is famous for. Their Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS can also soothe and relax you with Polynesian, Asian, and their own Touch treatments.

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort located in St. Lucia offers some of the most amazing views of the Caribbean Sea as well as the Pitons. Not only can you indulge in their Rainforest Spa, they also have a full PADI dive facility to provide your excursion with the adventure you desire.

ECO RESORTS

The Lapa Rios Ecolodge & Wildlife Reserve in Costa Rica puts you right in the thick of nature. With beautiful rainforest access, amazing beaches, and massage and yoga classes, this eco-resort has all the comforts of the most luxurious getaways while still being completely self-sustainable. After you’ve received a relaxing massage, take a wildlife tour and see the many species of animals the area has to offer.

If you’re looking for a smaller, more private, eco-resort, Chumbe Island boasts of their ability to have no impact on the environment. Located off the coast of Zanzibar, Chumbe Island has a fully protected coral reef sanctuary and forest reserve. This resort only has seven private bungalows that overlook the ocean, so you can enjoy your stay without the hustle and bustle of tourists.

Australia offers a sustainable lodge and spa located in the rainforest at the Daintree Ecolodge & Spa. You will get to truly experience the outdoors in one of their Banyans, tree-house style lodging. In addition to the many guided tours and visits to the reefs, the Daintree also has an incredible wellness spa where you can receive an Aboriginal inspired massage. This resort offers the comfort and relaxation of a spa, but also the amazing adventure the region has to give.

TRUE DECADENCE

If you’re looking for the most decadent of resorts, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi should be high on your list. Boasting of imported marble and over a thousand crystal chandeliers, you can see the opulence around every corner. With fine dining and a luxury spa, you can truly treat yourself to the most upscale of accommodations.

More than 9,000 tons of white sand was flown in from Egypt for the beach at Mardan Palace Hotel in Turkey. If that doesn’t scream opulence, then maybe the abundance of gold leaf, Italian marble, and crystal will. This luxury hotel also claims to have the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean. With several fine dining options, as well as 17 bars, you should have no problem appeasing your appetite. They also have a luxury spa as well as their very own aquarium.

The most sought after suite at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas is the Royal Towers Bridge Suite located on the 23rd floor. Spanning ten sumptuous rooms, it has a grand piano, dual entertainment centers, and the dining room has an incredible 22-karat gold chandelier. To top it all off, you would have access to a staff of seven there solely to cater to your every need.

No matter what your heart desires, the world out there has a resort to provide it. Whether you’re looking for a beachside resort or lodgings that minimize your carbon footprint, there are luxury accommodations that can give you what you want.

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