The Sarojin is a secluded boutique resort which provides elegant and luxurious accommodations, an award-winning spa, and gourmet cuisine in lush southern Thailand. The resort is charmingly ensconced in 10 acres of spacious and lush tropical gardens, with a salt-water estuary that lies within the grounds and a gentle fresh water streams trickle through the gardens. Upon arrival, you will immediately feel at peace, as though everything has suddenly fallen into place. The 55 spacious, contemporary guest residences are all designed in harmony with the environment, with sundecks, couples’ baths, plunge pools, and relaxation pools. All have private garden terrace entrances and private access to a calm, secluded white beach facing the Andaman Sea.
Dine alongside the Sarojin’s ancient Ficus tree, considered the spiritual heart of this Thai resort, and watch the sun reflect off the lotus pond. For a truly exceptional culinary experience, have a private dinner on the beach or alongside a candlelit waterfall. Meditate and reflect at the Pathways spa, known for its ancient therapies and modern amenities. If you are seeking greater adventure, the Sarojin is surrounded by southern Thailand’s national parks, where you can take a canoe safari, elephant trek, or view some of the world’s oldest primary forest.
Nightly rates for this pristine resort start at $213, from here.
Casa de La Flora is a beautiful luxury resort comprised of 36 cube-shaped villas situated in Khao Lak, bringing a modern edge to the palm tree beach of Phang Nga, a southern province in Thailand. Designed by VaSLab Architecture, this beachfront resort was aimed to serve as a new high profile but yet humble hotel destination. The brief was to design a unique resort that consists of a series of pool villas with maximum ocean views. The owner challenged the architect to create a bold look in the architecture yet create warmth and incorporate nature throughout. The architects merge flora into their design where each concrete versus wood villa reflects as a flora form, emerging from the ground and blooms to reach the daylight. Deviated walls and tilted roofs are characterized throughout the villas, where these tapered elements not only recall the act of arising flora, but they widen the rooms’ perspective from when looking outward to the sea.
Here is a description of the project from the architect, “the continuity of these lines can be seen also in interior space and at interior elements such as built-in beds, coffee tables, and built-in cabinets. Custom-made furniture designed by Anon Pairot Design Studio carries this thematic design as some of them represent the organic form of a flora. The same as landscape and hardscape work from a talented designer T.R.O.P., who extends the lines of architecture into a set of charming path ways, pavement blocks, green walls, etc. These additions act as the architecture’s root, stem, and branches. APLD, the lighting designer, abstractly sets the resort’s lighting to provoke the main architectural elements; deviated walls, tilted roofs, as if the villa cubes are arising above the ground.
Its glass-fronted villas have clean interiors featuring concrete surfaces, natural stone walls, and wooden floors/ ceilings. Ten units stand directly to the beach, with maximum sea views, and all come with private pools, 24-hour butler service and the latest in-room entertainment. Eco-friendly credentials come in the form of an ozone (low-chemical) purification system for the swimming pools and waste-water and rain water recycling.”
Interested in staying at this fabulous resort? Rates range from $315 – $2233 per night, from here.
The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch is nestled on 15,000 pristine acres of a 19th century working cattle ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. The luxury resort, designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, is the perfect destination for high end group retreats, destination weddings, and exclusive family escapes. From extraordinary accommodations and gourmet meals to a pampering spa and exciting array of outdoor activities, Brush Creek Ranch offers something for everyone and nearly everything is included in your stay. Togetherness comes alive on shared adventures throughout your stay. Evenings are spent celebrating the day’s adventures around a blazing campfire as the sun sets over the mountains.
The feel of the ranch is like visiting a friend’s home, from the self-service wine cellar where couples can enjoy a hand-picked bottle on the wraparound porch of the lodge or take glasses back to personal cabins. A “boot-free zone” the main lodge offers slippers to guests, with a 38,000 square foot living room, beverages in a cooler and fully stocked “help yourself” bar, as well as a well-appointed spa with 24-hour steam room, sauna, and workout facility and elegant locker room facilities complete with chenille robes- heaven on earth is found in the wild west of Wyoming. Even the private dining room in the main lodge has elegant touches such as leather floors, antler chandeliers, and a walk-out porch complete with fireplace.
The resort offers nine luxurious Log Cabin Residences offering all the comforts of home from plush furnishings, refined Western decor, modern amenities and stunning views of the sprawling ranch landscape. The Cabin Rooms and Suites offers 12 restored rooms that artfully blend the authentic character of the hand-hewn log cabins with lush, refined modern comforts. Each features a unique theme from windflowers of the ranch landscape to the character of the cattle ranching heritage of Bruch Creek. The Trailhead Lodge offers 13 refined Western rooms featuring 28-foot ceilings, huge open-hearth fireplaces, grand dining room and refined Western library.
Magee Homestead is a secluded hideaway comprised of a private lodge and collection of seven historically restored cabins in a tranquil, creek-side setting tucked amidst rolling meadowlands and natural rock outcroppings with dedicated staff ideal for intimate gatherings. The walls of the luxurious Wyoming ranch are bedecked with a trophy hunt collection overlooking a Steinway seven-foot grand piano, hand-carved billiards table, poker tables and two indoor fireplaces. Outdoors, the Magee lodge features a spacious outdoor dining and entertainment patio with an outdoor fireplace and expansive views.
Pricing for this all-inclusive retreat starts at $780 per person, per night with a minimum 3-night stay, from here.
San Giorgio hotel is located in Mykonos, Greece, designed to encourage interaction and yet giving those who are looking for a more private atmosphere the refuge to relax and recreate. Melding the carefree finesse of the ’60s bohemian life with a down- to-earth “gypset” approach, everything is about ease and enjoyment. All 34 rooms, including 2 generous suites are located within the open space property, featuring the characteristic Mykonos Architecture of picturesque white-washed buildings. The organic forms and simple design reflect a sense of history, heritage, style and simplicity. All rooms are equally equipped with a shower and modern bathroom.
Outside there’s an expansive pool and open air lounge where to mingle with guests or chill out. The cantina restaurant + bar has a similar cool decorum, featuring long rough-hewn tables that invite up to 10 people to mingle over an authentic home-style feast, and allowing them to peek into the open kitchen. The menu boasts honest Mediterranean dishes with a twist and made from fresh market ingredients. The bar section has a vibe all its own. The white-washed walls and furniture form a beautiful backdrop for the colorful, sink-in cushions and exotic lanterns. Sunbeds are spaced out over the expansive deck and create plenty of private sanctuaries as well.
Rates to stay at this incredible Mykonos retreat runs from $190 – $2260 per night from here.
Staking a stylish claim on Bali’s rugged Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a cool, contemporary cliff-hanger of a resort which delivers dramatic eco-friendly design in a jaw-dropping setting. This cutting edge modern hotel is designed by award-winning Singapore architectural firm, WOHA. Panoramic views over the Indian Ocean complement architecturally striking pool villas, each with serene, minimalist interiors, seductive outdoor living spaces and personal butlers on tap. Blending in with the surrounding natural environment, the design of the interiors is completely integrated with the architecture, seamlessly flowing from inside to outside. The resort utilizes numerous sustainable practices including, local materials, water conservation with soaks and rain gardens and a waste water management system, using local plants from the special Bali savannah ecosystem, the deliberate use of sustainable/recycled materials, protection of the natural environment, and measured work practices throughout construction.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on dramatic Ninh Van Bay, with its impressive rock formations overlooking the East Vietnam Sea, white sand beach and towering mountains behind, all adding to the sense of being luxuriously at one with nature. The next best thing to your own private tropical island, the resort offers 58 pool villas featuring traditional Vietnamese architecture and is built on a lush jungle-covered hill overlooking the white-sand beaches of the resort’s own secluded bay, which can only be accessed by boat.
The villas offer spectacular views with some featuring their own private beach access while others are nestled amid unique rock formations just above the bay’s gorgeous coral reef, the perfect launch pad for snorkeling enthusiasts. Several hilltop villas located near the Six Senses Spa have personal Spa Suites.
The resort features a range of gourmet dining options, all with amazing views, or you can relax and soak in the scenery while the resort staff prepares a private barbecue for you on the beach or the deck of your villa. The Six Senses Spa is an open design nestled beside a gentle waterfall to allow the rhythm of the waters and aroma of essential oils and incense to infuse throughout. Resort activities include scuba diving (there’s a school on premises), motorbike adventure tours, a waterfall safari, and cultural tours to local villages.
Rates for this superb resort starts at $369 per night, from here.
The Naka Island, Puket is a luxury resort nestled amongst stunning beaches, lush coconut groves, with never-ending views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline. The Naka Island is only accessible by private speedboat, making it a uniquely private and intimate retreat. The resort preaches holistic wellness in its food, activities and landscaping. Every moment here is unforgettable, whether you are luxuriating in the spa, relaxing by the pool, dining on exceptional cuisine at the seaside restaurants, or unwinding in the Z Bar. Simply laze on the inviting beaches for a memorable experience.
There are 67 magnificently appointed villas, offering minimal tropical design with furnishings of Thai decor, plunge pools and spectacular views over Phang Nga Bay and Phuket. Spa Naka is earning a huge reputation thanks to an eclectic mix of therapies performed by expert therapists using exclusive Comfort Zone products from Italy, or local Thai Products. Best of all, access to the spa facility is complimentary for all guests. Retreat to a haven of sophistication and sublime comfort in an evocative setting.
Rates for this tropical paradise start at $285 per night, from here.
This stunning luxury holiday retreat is set on the Maldives South Western Atoll of Dhaalu. NIYAMA is an edgy, modern resort that provides the perfect setting for a romantic getaway infused with a sense of fun and discovery, all topped off by a touch of tranquility. As Per AQUUM’s first resort concept, NIYAMA features 86 Studios and Pavilions introducing an array of slumber options. Beach Studios with their stunning outdoor bathrooms, large deck areas and secluded beach views; Deluxe Beach Studios with their own fibre optic lit pool; Beach Pavilions with 24 hours butler service, private pools and exclusive beach access and The Beach Residence with private dining alcoves and large living areas.
Those who prefer water villas can choose from the expansive Water Studios or Deluxe Water Studios, both offering private pools, stunning views of the vast Indian Ocean, spacious living areas and the latest in entertainment technology. For the ultimate treat, the Water Pavilions with Private Pool are available with one or two bedrooms complete with private Thakuru. Built 500 metres offshore, NIYAMA’s signature restaurant and lounge will appear to float on the surface of the Indian Ocean and will only be accessible by boat. Eight meters below will be the world’s first underwater club, the ultimate experience in music and dance where NIYAMA LIVE will feature emerging and established artistes from around the world.
Another first for Per AQUUM is Deli In. Each Studio and Pavilion will be stocked with a fridge brimming with gourmet deli items; cheeses, olives, cold cuts, wines to name a few. Another first in the Maldives is the LIME Spa at NIYAMA, which is open 24 hours. LIME includes his and her beauty salons, a contemplation garden and Quench, the juice bar. Each of these areas will be designed to heighten guests’ relaxation, allowing them to enjoy the tranquility and space around them. PUMP the 24 hour gym will be equipped with state of the art gym equipment for those looking to maintain their routine or try something new.
This exquisite holiday retreat in paradise features rates starting at $464 per night, from here.
Escape to the secluded retreat of Aleenta Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand, set on a sandy white beach facing the crystal clear Andaman Sea. Stunning lofts, suites and villas, innovative Thai cuisine and a rejuvenating spa are the perfect ingredients for a stay in paradise. There are 15 private Beachfront Villas and Ocean View Residences and 15 Pool Suites and Pool Villas, all within steps of the ocean and all the stunning views of the Andaman Sea.
‘Outside living-in’ is the concept at Aleenta Resort. Suites have retractable glass walls, lofts benefit from stunning sea views and villas provide outdoor living areas. Most accommodation has its own private pool. Simple, clean lines and natural materials enhance the idyllic ambiance, which can only be heightened by an aromatic herbal body treatment in the spa.
Dream away the day by the pool or try some of the many activities available at Aleenta Resort & Spa Phuket from Yoga, Tai Chi and Thai Boxing to cooking classes and meditation. Visit the nearby turtle sanctuary or charter a boat to experience island hopping or deep-sea fishing.
Rates for this luxury hideaway start at $279 per night from here.
Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort is situated across the water from the sacred island of Delos, in Greece, a place surrounded by a peaceful, relaxing aura. The 107 rooms and suites in the resort are as romantic as the property’s setting. Garden View Rooms, Sea View Rooms, and Superior Sea View Rooms are all beautifully furnished in gorgeous Greek style. The rooms of the resort feature a classic modern style with clean lines, luxurious linens, soft color palettes and fantastically comfortable furniture. If you are in the mood for even more space than the resort’s rooms provide, check into one of the luxurious suites, many of which offer private pools. What do you think of this fabulous resort, could you imagine spending a week here?
Rates for this luxurious resort start at $236 per night from here.
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