We all know that travel can be a huge passion for so many people. Having a bucket list of all the fabulous places that you want to see, experiencing different cultures and having a great time with the people we love the most.
Not only is it the destination that is appealing, in many cases it is all about the accomodation. Staying in lavish surroundings, enjoying luxury that you have been looking forward to, there is no denying that the hotel you stay at has got to be a high priority.
So what hotels should you be adding to your bucket list? Here are some of the most beautiful hotels in the world, ready for you to whisk your imagination off to them and add them to your list for future holidays.
These hotels are some of the best hotels in the world, with luxury in abundance.
ANANTARA AL JABAL AL AKHDAR RESORT, OMAN
Oman is one of those places that is likely to be on your bucket list. There is a beautiful canyon on the rim of Arabia, and close by you will find this stunning hotel. In truth, it looks just like it came out of a story about Arabia.
It has a cremated fort tower, a captivating soul-like hub with corridors that link the communal courtyards and shaded gardens. There is a real sophisticated design to this hotel, and it is a great reflection of Olman’s medieval heritage.
When staying here, you may find yourself doing dawn sessions of yoga and sunrise walks, followed by drinks scanning the sky on the rooftop. A stunning location in a serene part of the world.
Italy has got to be a country that is one so many bucket lists, but while so many focus on areas such as Rome, Venice is another beautiful destination worthy of visiting, and Aman is a great hotel to consider.
So what can you expect from this hotel? You can expect large, muted, chic and fabulous bedrooms. With only 24, it is a hotel that is more about luxury than about attracting a big number. There is more of an attention to detail because of the unique palazzo flourishes that you will come across. Not to mention the views of the Grand Canal.
HACIENDA DE SAN ANTONIO, MÉXICO
When it comes to visiting Mexico, you may find that some of the popular destinations include Mexico City but this gorgeous hotel is a little off the beaten track. Set in a remote coffee plantation this hotel has amazing views and has a real unique and beautiful edge.
While it may still have simple surroundings, there is a lot of beauty in this place. The interiors are decorated by Alix Marcaccini and interior designer Armand Aubery. Some rooms have wrought-iron or canopy beds giving you that luxurious feel. There are also 25ft-high ceilings, and walls hung with sombreros and candelabras. This hotel really does have a lot to offer.
Marrakech is a great location for a holiday, and while the centre may have the hustle and bustle of the souq and an abundance of bars and restaurants, this hotel is a little out of the way. This is an orange-blossom-scented, antique-filled retreat away from the business.
You can expect plush surroundings and gorgeous bedrooms in this hotel. If you’re obsessed with small details and the wow factor, from the flowers on the table to the linens on your bed then this is the place for you. You might also love the scented gardens and seductive intimate spaces that make you feel like you own the place.
ST REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI
If you want a stunning location then this could be the place for you. Nestled between verdant rainforest and white-sand beaches on an exclusive private island, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort overlooks the alluring waves of the Indian Ocean.
One of the best things about it is the welcome you get as you explore the tropical beauty. There is a private lagoon, an outdoor infinity pool and a stunning spa to enjoy.
One of the best things about it are the over-water villas. If you want stunning views of the ocean then one of these will just hit the beauty spot.
The USA is bound to be on your bucket list in some way, but Utah may not be a state on your radar, but this is a mistake. Amagiri is a love letter to the lunar landscape and wilderness of this rugged state. A triumph of architectural design and industrial design this hotel really is spectacular.
ONE & ONLY LE SAINT GÉRAN, MAURITIUS
If luxury is what you are after then this hotel is definitely one to consider. Marble lined bathrooms and stunning bedrooms, this hotel really does have beautiful surroundings to give you a great luxurious feel. Mauritius is a stunning location, so beauty can be found on every corner of this hotel.
MIRAVAL ARIZONA RESORT AND SPA
Another one from the USA and definitely one to consider. This hotel is set on 400 acres and is at the food of the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is a luxurious, beautiful, all-inclusive resort and spa. The rooms are warm and inviting, and are well-equipped with everything that you could possibly want. There are villas and private pools and some of the suites even have jacuzzis.
Ibiza is one of the places that many people love to visit, and while San Antonio is definitely one of those places that you may have visited to enjoy the clubbing scene, this hotel is out in the slow-paced and stunning locations in Ibiza that really is a hidden gem.
When it opened in 2004, this 24-bedroom hotel really kicked off the farm-to-fork ethos on the island, growing all its own fruit and vegetables within the surrounding hills.making this not only a stunning hotel to stay in but also an experience that you are likely to not forget.
THE FIFE ARMS, SCOTLAND
Scotland may not necessarily be on your bucket list, but it is one of those stunning locations that you really should take the time to visit. The Fife Arms has recently opened and it already gets a mention on the list of the most beautiful hotels in the world. With ruggest and stunning surroundings, the hotel is full of fabulous and intricate details from ornate finishing to antique furniture.
Blanket Bay, Glenorchy, New Zealand
You will find the Blanket Bay hotel on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps. This hotel not only enjoys an excellent location, but you will also find that the lodge itself is stunning.
All rooms and suites are lavish and luxurious and they also feature floor to ceiling Windows so that you can make the most of the stunning views. Grab a book and settle in front of the massive stone fireplace in the great room, or take in a sunset over the mountains from the outdoor terrace.
The Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand
It’s tough to choose the most beautiful spot to relax at this secluded Thai resort: the seven-mile private beach, where crystalline waters wash up on stretch of white sand? Or the expansive outdoor pool, lined with open-air cabanas and surrounded by trees?
The good news is that you can split your time between both, with breaks to grab cocktails at the beach bar or take a cooking class. Rooms feature teak floors and decor in calming neutrals; upgrade to enjoy your own private pool for two.
Kamalame Cay in Andros, Bahamas
If you set out to design the island escape of your dreams, it would probably look a lot like Kamalame Cay, one of the most beautiful hotels in the Bahamas. The resort’s bright, airy rooms and villas are decorated like upscale vacation homes, complete with views over the shimmering turquoise sea.
Some of the most spectacular views are from the spa, which juts out over the water. During a massage, you can look down through the glass floor and watch the tropical fish flit through the water below.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Samodaes, Portugal
Looking to explore the rolling green hills and terraced vineyards of Portugal’s Douro Valley? Base yourself at this 19th-century manor house, now transformed into a luxe Six Senses property overlooking the Douro River.
Its gardens and outdoor swimming pool are perfect spots to take in the vineyard views, while the Wine Library & Terrace serves up local vintages and tapas. The rooms are soothing contemporary retreats, many with large windows and stone terraces from which you can look out over the endless green valley.
Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India
When you stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, your experience of the famous Taj Mahal isn’t limited to a daytime visit. Once you return to the hotel each evening, you can admire the monument’s famous dome and minarets right from your room.
Even better: Upgrade to a room with a private balcony, where you can enjoy dinner for two overlooking this monument to true love. The hotel itself looks like a palace; its courtyard entrance is full of gushing fountains, and the pool area features neatly landscaped gardens, Mughal-style architecture, and that unforgettable Taj Mahal view. Breathtaking and one for the bucket list.
Al Maha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Travelers looking for a desert oasis need only drive about 45 minutes outside of Dubai to Al Maha, where you can stay in your own Bedouin-style tent amidst golden sand dunes.
Don’t let the word “tent” worry you though, these are upscale suites complete with king-size beds, handcrafted antique furniture, modern bathrooms with soaking tubs, and your own private infinity pool overlooking the desert.
The resort is located on the grounds of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, which means you might spot a gazelle or antelope as you relax on your sundeck. A beautiful place and one to make a very unique and extraordinary stay.
Manoir Hovey, Quebec Province, Canada
Built as a summer home by a wealthy American in 1900, Manoir Hovey occupies 30 acres of lakefront property in Quebec’s Eastern Townships region. All of the inn’s rooms are individually designed and feature crisp linens and bright, contemporary country-style decor.
Upgraded rooms also have amenities like marble bathrooms, fireplaces, and balconies overlooking Lake Massawippi. Manoir Hovey’s landscaped grounds are gorgeous in any season, whether they’re blanketed in winter snow, surrounded by fiery autumn foliage, or blooming with spring and summer flowers.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, sits high on top of the cliffs, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean. The inn’s natural architecture along the coastline makes for stunning panoramic ocean views. If you love the idea of visiting California but want something a little more laid back then look no further than this stunning hotel.
Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, New York
The Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York City overlooks the East River and has views of the Manhattan skyline. Making it the perfect place to stay for your next trip to the Big Apple. The scenery is impressive, but the thought behind the boutique hotel is even more so.
It was designed by local artists with sustainable practices using native greenery and reclaimed wood and steel, and boasts a rainwater reclamation system on the rooftop that sends water down to irrigate the waterfront park. Making this place not only beautiful but also very unique with its subject and focus.
Saffire Freycinet, Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Saffire Freycinet is a luxury lodge in Tasmania, Australia. You will find that it is located right next to Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay. The hotel has an industrial, contemporary vibe and the many floor-to-ceiling windows.
Giving you the perfect view of the majestic mountains. It is a stunning location and one not to be missed for future travels. The contemporary industrial feel really gives this place an edge.
So there you have it. An extensive list of the most beautiful hotels in the world. Let’s hope it has given you some inspiration on where you can go next time you are off on your travels.