Every once in a while, we all wish to stay in the most luxurious of hotels. Most of them are located in huge cities with shopping districts nearby, but what if we tell you not all of them are? Love the nature? Well, we found these places that combines both luxury and nature right at your doorstep. Check them out and gawk at their scenic surroundings!
1. Six Senses Laamu, MaldivesCredit: Maldives
Kicking off our list, Six Senses Laamu is located in none other than the beautiful Maldives! A dream location for most, and the perfect getaway for honeymooners and a divers paradise, Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean! With choices from on-land and over-water villas, kick off your shoes and savour the luxury of gorgeous sea water and white sandy beaches, and find yourself wondering if its all just a dream!
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Placed in an informal setting to allow you to relax fully, have direct access to the crystal-clear sea water below for your daily swim or snorkel your way along the coral rich house reef. If diving or snorkeling isn’t your forte, the Yin Yang; the most famous wave in the atoll breaks just off shore and is a surfers dream come true! Whatever you choose to do, you’re in for a spectacular treat!
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: Rates start from MVR830.00
per night onwards!
Click here to book Six Senses Laamu
2. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, FinlandCredit: Kakslauttanen
The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland offers a unique experience of sleeping under the stars in a glass igloo or in a comfortable cabin, totally secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is THE optimal spot to experience the mesmerising northern lights (between late August until the end of April) and the amazing Lappish wilderness, all while feeling comfortable in the warmth and privacy of your own sanctuary.
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Make sure to bring your cameras and be prepared to feel at awe by the beautiful scenery Kakslauttanen has to offer, especially when the northern lights come around! You are guaranteed an experience of a lifetime in this fairytale come to life!
Kakslauttanen, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland
: Room rates start from Euro129
per person for the first night onwards!
Click here to book Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
3. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, DubaiCredit: Jumeirah
I believe there isn’t anyone in the world who has not heard of the name Burj Al Arab or at least seen a picture of this multi-award winning hotel located in glorious Dubai. Awarded as “Best Hotel in The World”, “Best Hotel in the Middle East” and even “Most Luxurious Hotel” for years, you can expect nothing but the best in this amazing hotel.
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Arrive via helicopter or have a chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce take you around the streets of Dubai. Privately check-in to your humongous, lavishly decorated suite at the reception counter available on every single floor of the hotel, and simply relax as your butlers (yes-butlerS) take care of everything for you during your stay here. Did we mention that you’ll also get unlimited views of the beautiful Arabian Gulf? Gosh…talk about outrageous luxury!
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: Suite rates start from AED4490
per night (not inclusive of tax) onwards!
Click here to book Burj Al Arab
4. Amanyara, Turks and Caicos IslandsCredit: Aman
Amanyara is located on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos, the perfect getaway for a true Caribbean holiday. It is a diver’s heaven, as the pristine white beaches stretches along a beautiful barrier reaf, and if lucky, humpback whales can also be spotted migrating from December through March.
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Choose between a beautiful Pavilion or Villa to retreat to, each built amongst beautiful vegetation, overlooking the waters of Northwest Point Marine Reserve or a reflective pond. Take advantage of this scenic beauty and recharge yourself with daily yoga and meditation sessions, or simply soak yourself in their black infinity pools- all while taking in that amazing view.
Ports Of Call Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos Islands
rates start at USD$1798.00
per night onwards while Villas
start at USD$5000.00++ per night onwards.
5. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, ThailandCredit: Four Seasons
Want to take a break from the regular hotels and camp under the stars instead? How about glamping it up at The Four Seasons Golden Triangle, located within an exotic bamboo jungle where the Ruak and Mekong rivers meet, bordering Burma and Laos. Catered to those who strive for adventure, each package you choose with The Four Seasons is inclusive of airport round-transfers, meals, elephant trekking and a spa treatment (just to name a few).
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After a long, active day discovering Chiang Rai and exploring the bamboo jungle all around you, retreat back to your own large tent and soak yourself in a charming custom-made wooden hot tub on the outdoor deck and soak in all that nature has to offer! Make sure to indulge yourself in the traditional thai spa and fill yourselves up with delicious thai food - can you smell that tom yum already!?
Credit: Four SeasonsAddress: Chiang Saen Post Office, Chiang Rai 57150, Thailand
: A two-night adventure package starts from THB82,000
onwards (on average) per night!
Click here to book Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
6. Amanfayun, Hangzhou, PRCCredit: Mr and Mrs Smith
Another member of the Aman family, Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China is another stunner in blending traditions with modern luxe. Surrounded by bamboo groves, ancient temples and tea plantations, find your inner peace and tune into the spiritual sanctuary that is Chinese tradition and thirteenth-century boddhisattvas. This is the place you come to to get away from it all, and explore nature in its total stillness.
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Wake up to the chanting of buddhist monks, explore the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or head over to the silk streets of Hangzhou to be transported back into the past.
You’ll even get the opportunity to feast on vegetarian food, I mean, since you’re already at one with nature and spirituality, might as well go all out and turn vegetarian while you’re there too! Who knows, you might find something within yourself while you’re at your most peaceful!
China, Zhejiang, Hangzhou, Xihu
: Room rates begin at CNY 4454.00
per night onwards!
Click here to book Amanfayun
7. Gora Kadan, Hakone-Machi, JapanCredit: Kiwi Collection
Gora Kadan is not a hotel, but instead luxurious traditional Japanese Ryokan located on the grounds of a former summer villa of a member of the Imperial family (kanin-no-miya) in Kanagawa, Japan. A visually stunning ryokan located away from the city, soak yourself in an open-air onsen bath heated by volcanic rocks and feel the stress literally melt away, all before retreating into your traditional Japanese room and tucking away under the sheets of a comfortable futon.
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Each room comes with a Japanese garden view, and some with a private onsen open-air bath.
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Rest assured, you are guaranteed the very best of service here, as the ryokan is a Relais & Chateaux property for over 20 years and counting!
1300 Gora, Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0408, Japan
: Room rates begin at ¥40,000
per room onwards.
Click here to book Gora Kadan
8. Singita Boulders Lodge, Sabi Sands, South AfricaCredit: Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the most famous private game reserve that offers a safari experience like nowhere else in the world. Adjacent to South Africa’s flagship Kruger National Park, wildlife can be seen roaming around freely in a natural environment! And the best part is, you can enjoy this experience from the luxury of your own viewing deck in a the fancy Sabi Sands Boulder Lodge!
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Built around an enormous boulder (hence the name), you will also have a heated plunge pool and have the opportunity to experience the African safari with twice a day game drives or guided safari walks!
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Did we mention that Sabi Sands is the best place to possibly catch sight of a leopard or two?! Be right back, were busy packing to head over there right now!!
Address:Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
: Suite’s start from ZAR20,394
per person per night onwards!
Know of any other hotels with nature wonders that would potentially take our breaths away? Let us know if you do and we can add them on to this list! Are you dreaming of that perfect stay yet? We sure are! ?