If you haven’t noticed, I love luxury hotels. Every year I will start planning my next holiday and after I have decided on a destination, then I will research research research on the best places to stay. To me, it’s more than just a room you sleep in, it’s also about the experience. During the year we work so hard at our jobs that sometimes you should just treat yourself. This is why I have a few properties that I will be adding to my luxury hotel bucket list.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
The Seychelles has always been a country on my bucket list and after staying at a few of the other Four Seasons properties, I have no doubt in my mind that the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is going exceed expectations,.
Here, the guest rooms consist of four different styles of villas, four style of suites and four styles of private residences to make this one of the most exclusive resorts on the island. One of the qualities that also draws me back to the Four Seasons Resorts is the service, which is sincere and warming, where you are always welcome and treated like family.
The deserted beaches in a natural jungle setting and picture perfect postcards of paradise is why this is my #1 hotel that I’m adding to my luxury hotel bucket list. To learn more about this property, contact us at [email protected]
Amanjiwo – Java
Having recently had my first Aman experience at the Aman Tokyo, this is definitely a hotel brand that I would like to see more of. Their destinations are “grown from their surroundings, offering the upmost privacy” and this is a quality I look for when choosing a hotel. I want to know that I will be experiencing something different, where I am able to unwind and relax.
The Amanjiwo is located in central Java, Indonesia and is in the countryside overlooking Borobudur. The resort sits within the farmlands of the Kedu Plain and looking out, you see the steep volcanos on the horizon.
Amanjiwo is a small boutique property, only hosting 36 Suites, but the accommodation I really want to add to my bucket list is the Dalem Jiwo Suite. This discreet compound is the absolute luxury, featuring two bedroom pavilions, 1200 square metres of living space and it’s own private pool. To learn more about this property, contact us at [email protected]
Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort
Back in 2011 I was lucky enough to do a day trip to Yangshuo and in 2016 I was also lucky enough to stay at the Banyan Tree Lang Co in Vietnam. Put these two together and you have the Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort which is #3 of luxury hotels I am adding to my bucket list.
Yangshuo is a small town located in the countryside of southern China’s Guangxi region. Surrounding the city is the picturesque limestone mountains and is a sight that is truly breathtaking and worth seeing. The Banyan Tree Yangshuo is a mountain resort and for my next trip to China, I want to experience the wonders.
With the choice of suites and villas at this resort, the Li River Impression 1 bedroom Villa is the room I would like to try as it offers views of the river and also opens up to a 200 square metre garden from the living space. To learn more about this property, contact us at [email protected]
Alila Jabal Akhdar – Oman
#4 on the bucket list is the Alila Jabal Akhdar in Oman. After great feedback from a few friends that have travelled to Oman over the last few years, it’s a country that has really interested me.
Alila Jabal Akhdar is perched in the Al Hajar Mountains about two and a half hours from Muscat, the capital of Oman. From reading the driving instructions, it looks like it is a hotel off the beaten track where you need to have a 4×4 car to pass through the police check point on the way there.
The photos are what is drawing me to this property (just like what drew me to the Alila Villas Uluwatu), with beautiful scenery of the countryside, amazing sunsets and rugged mountainside. To learn more about this property, contact us at [email protected]
Southern Ocean Lodge – Kangaroo Valley
The #5 and final hotel that I have added to my current bucket list is the Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I don’t travel in my own country very often, mainly because I like getting further away but this property offers a truly unique luxury experience.
The lodge sits atop a secluded cliff on the coast of the southern ocean with the views of the wilderness on the other side, making this a once in a lifetime Australian property. The lodge features twenty one luxe suites but the top room type is the Osprey Pavilion which is going to be for a very special occasion. To learn more about this property, contact us at [email protected]