Picking the best hotel in the world is pretty much an impossible task. Even being asked the question ‘what is your favorite hotel?’ is a tough one, as individual experiences vary, and the array of amazing luxury hotels makes it difficult to narrow down even to a top ten, let alone a single fav!
Nevertheless, there are a few luxury hotels that are just so staggeringly amazing, so far above the competition, that they deserve mentioning and considering when thinking about where you would go on your ultimate luxury vacation. So if you’ve booked a luxury suite honeymoon cruise and are looking for the perfect hotel to put the finishing touches to a once-in-a-lifetime trip, take a look at these four outstanding luxury hotels.
Soneva Jani, Maldives
On one of an uninhabited five-island cluster in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani is hard to beat. One of the most exclusive hotels in the Maldives, its picturesque, empty beaches and glittering lagoon are complemented by exceptional service and some unfeasibly luxurious touches. The icing on the cake is the retractable roof on the villa’s master bedroom, allowing you to literally sleep under the stars.
North Island, Seychelles
Eleven hand-built villas on a tiny drop of paradise in the Indian Ocean, overlooking the Ile du Nord eco-reserve? Yes please! North Island deserves its reputation as the most exclusive hotel in the world. It continually knocks it out of the park with private gardens, beaches, plunge pools, and outdoor showers standard for every villa. A 160-year-old giant tortoise named Brutus roaming the grounds just adds to the magic and wonder of this extraordinary experience.
Singita Pamushana Lodge, Zimbabwe
Probably the best safari experience on the African continent, Singita Pamushana Lodge sits surrounded by 321,000 astoundingly beautiful acres of the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. With blood-red earth, vast rock formations, and bizarrely beautiful clusters of ancient baobab trees, this is a unique safari experience and a must for anyone’s bucket list.
Hoshinoya Bali, Bali
Surrounded by some of the most luxurious and extraordinary hotel experiences in the world, Hoshinoya Bali still manages to stand out. Ubud is hardly short of stunning places to stay, but the simple, Japan-meets-Balinese design and absolutely huge resort footprint really make this somewhere special. Surrounded by paddy fields and flowing water, this is the ideal relaxation spot and a stunning luxury option.