If living in the lap of luxury is all that matters to you, you obviously don’t want to settle for anything less. In this gallery of top luxury real estate locations around the world, you’ll have so many choices from which to choose! The choosing part should be the only problem you’ll have.
Qualia is a world-class luxury resort located in the northernmost part of Hamilton Island, in Queensland, Australia. You can rent one of those hillside pavilions that offer spectacular views of the beach paradise. Qualia’s Pebble Beach offers excellent casual dining. But for those who want to experience more gustatory delights, head on to the Long Pavilion restaurant which offers seven-course meals every night.
Sabi Sabi will answer your longing for the African wildlife. It is a private game reserve in South Africa which is also a conservation area where different wild animals naturally thrive. Apart from the lions, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards, giraffes, and buffalo, you can also see other animals like wildcats, civets, impalas, wild dogs, steenboks, and many others. There are four cabins on the site. You will also be able to enjoy authentic African cuisine served right at the cabin site.
The Taj Mahal Palace is not to be confused with the famous white mausoleum in Agra. Instead, this is a 112-year old five-star hotel located in Mumbai, and certainly, this is the city’s most famous historical landmark. After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the hotel was reopened in 2010, with none of its old glory lost. The interiors of this fabulous palace still display the vaulted alabaster ceilings, elegant archways, and onyx columns. With eleven restaurants to choose from, you have endless choices to enjoy a variety of cuisines from the native Indian dishes (Samiana) to Japanese sushi (Wasabi by Morimoto) to Italian (Sea Lounge) to Chinese (Golden Dragon).
The Connaught is a historic five-star hotel in the exclusive Mayfair area in central London. Operating for 200 years, this hotel has quintessential English charm with classically elegant rooms. The renovation in 2007 brought in a variety of additions and improvements. Enjoy southwestern French cuisine by Helene Darroze and a Saturday brunch at the new Espelette Restaurant, relax at an Asian-inspired spa, and have time for drinks at the Coburg Bar.
The Peninsula in Bangkok, Thailand is situated right on the Chao Phraya River. It offers elegant and luxury suites that offer all guests a view of the river. It has the full facilities that guests need, and is also disabled-friendly. It also has indoor swimming pools and a fitness gym. Try the River Cafe and Terrace which serve an international-style breakfast to get you ready at the start of the day.
This all-inclusive lodge in Barnard, Vermont is extremely exclusive as it only has 20 rooms — with each room having unique themes from Moroccan to English to contemporary. Vegetarians and vegans will particularly love the Out of the Woods Spa which uses only animal-free body and bath products. Plus guests will enjoy being close to nature.
Amankila is a luxury beach hotel in Bali, Indonesia. It is even rated by Lonely Planet as “one of Bali’s best resorts” and it’s easy to see why. The freestanding suites have thatched roofs and feature canopy beds and tables made out of coconut shells. Enjoy swimming in the three-tiered infinity pool, constructed to look like the terraced fields. Or just be enthralled by lovely poolside entertainment consisting of traditional Balinese dancing and music. If you want a private butler service, take advantage of the expansive Amankila Suite. Indonesian and Western cuisine are both served onsite, while food and afternoon tea are served by the poolside.
The Blue Palace Resort is a luxury beachfront resort and spa in Crete, Greece. Its charm, utterly Meditarrenean style, authentic Greek cuisine and opportunities to sooth the senses make the Blue Palace a perfect retreat for your weary, jet-lagged soul. For the ultimate luxury experience, you may like to try a private suite with a specially heated infinity pool.
Eden Rock is a luxury resort in St. Barthelemy in the Caribbean region. Situated on the rock that overlooks the St. Jean Bay, it was once the home of St. Barthelemy’s first mayor. Famous former guests include Greta Garbo and Howard Hughes so there’s another plus factor for the hotel. The hotel has 32 rooms and suites and 2 villas. Guest rooms are stuffed with antiques and rain showers. It has two restaurants which are both run by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Experience a romantic beach holiday by staying at this all-inclusive, adults-only hotel, the El Dorado Maroma. It overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea. It has 99 rooms and suites, and private pools and beach access exclusive for guests. Mexican and Caribbean cuisine is served at Sabores restaurant as well as an afternoon poolside cocktail.
Experience a heady mix of different cultures at the Four Seasons hotel in Doha, Qatar. It offers the guests the best panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Doha city scene. You will have a variety of dining options to choose from, Japanese cuisine at Nobu, authentic Italian fare at Il Teatro, or French-Lebanese “super grand buffet” at Brasserie. Light Cuban cigars at the Library and Cigar Lounge, get a pick-me-up at the Arabica Cafe or enjoy the views of the marina at the modern Arabian-styled Shisha Terrace.
Halekulani Waikiki is a five-star luxury beach resort in Oahu which is just about a 12-minute walk from downtown Waikiki. Most rooms and suites offer stunning views of Gray Beach and the Diamond Head volcanic tuff cone. Have a French dinner at La Mer, a Sunday brunch at Orchids, or be enjoy Hawaiian hula dancers and a signature mai tai at House without a Key.
Once the home of the Benedictine monks, Hotel Splendido is now a luxury hotel perched on the Mediterranean sea. It offers stunning views of the aquamarine colors of the Mediterranean as well as an absolute Italian Riviera experience. Situated on the hillside which overlooks the Portofino cove, most of the elegant rooms have wonderful balconies. Since its inception as a hotel, Splendido has been visited by famous figures and aristocrats.
Located in St. Lucia in the Caribbean, Jade Mountain offers breathtaking views of both Piti and Gros Piton mountains that seem to float in the sea. Each of the hotel’s 24 suites has astounding 15-foot ceilings and private infinity pools. It is ranked as one of the top hotels in the Caribbean.