Those of you with the travel bug have some dream hotel stays on your bucket lists. Not every trip can be to a five-star resort, but there are some hotels worth saving up for!
If you find yourself ready to take the dive and treat yourself to a luxury experience, here are 6 of the most amazing hotels in the world. We’ve also got some extra tips for making your trip special along the way.
#1: Maldives- The Conrad Hilton
Located in the South Ari Atoll, The Conrad Hilton is an island paradise. There is even an undersea suite, where guests can enjoy a 180 degree panoramic view of the ocean while lounging in bed. The hotel is the perfect place to spot Whale Sharks, Manta Rays, and Sea Turtles.
Pro-tip: Whenever you’re looking to stay a hotel with novel features such as these, make sure the amenities are still top-of-the-line. It’s easy to assume that luxury hotels won’t skimp on quality bedding or a pristine bathroom, but it’s best to ask about specific amenities. Remember that all resorts should have certain safety features, such as CCTV cameras and hotel bathub anti slip treatment.
#2: Italy-Lefay Resort and Spa
This gorgeous hotel and spa is located in Gargano on more than 25 acres of natural parkland. Scenic views include rolling hills, olive groves, and Lago di Garda.
Pro-tip: Always keep location in mind when choosing where to stay. You might fall in love with a hotel, but not want to see much in the region. Choose a hotel near where you want to do most of your sight-seeing.
#3: Canada-Fogo Island Inn
This award-winning inn is located on an island near another island, Newfoundland. All the rooms and suites boast floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive views of the Atlantic.
Pro-tip: Consider the local climate when booking a place off the beaten path. You don’t want to deal with inclement weather, especially if it interferes with your flight or your planned activities. You may want to opt for flight insurance so you can cancel last minute if the week of your trip is a washout.
#4: Baccarat Hotel-New York
Baccarat is a Manhattan hotel with Parisian flair. With crystals in every room, the hotel is truly a work of art. Its gorgeous pool is lined with cabanas for a little intimacy and the dining options including afternoon tea.
Pro-tip: Consider your itinerary before booking a luxury hotel. If you’ll be out and about sight-seeing all day every day, it might not be worth it to splurge on your accommodations. If your goal is a relaxing getaway to pamper yourself, then splurge away!
#5: India-Oberoi Udaivilas
This 5-star hotel is located on 30 acres of lush gardens on the banks of Lake Pichola. In a region of India called “The City of lakes”, visitors will see palaces and temples along the gorgeous waters. The hotel offers personalized spa therapy treatments and daily yoga.
Pro-tip: You can always stay only one night at a luxury hotel and spend the rest of your trip at a more affordable alternative. Sometimes it’s nice to save the luxury stay for the last night of your trip so you have something to look forward to. Plus, there’s no better way to be well rested for your flight home!
#6: Switzerland-Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Located in the picturesque Swiss Alps, Grand Hotel Kronenhof offers breathtaking views, spacious rooms, and a world-class spa. Enjoy dinner on the sun terrace overlooking the mountains as you dine on fresh oysters and Pizzoccheri.
Pro-tip: One way to make luxury hotels a little more affordable is to visit during the off-season. This will also save you money on flights!