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When it comes to vacations, they say it’s not where you go, it’s who you’re with. But sometimes, a hole-in-the-wall hotel just won’t cut it, no matter how much you love your travel buddy. And sometimes it’s fun to get away all by yourself – or at least, to dream about it.
Even in those dreams, you might never see anything as breathtaking as some of the places we’ve rounded up here…
So if you’re feeling a little footloose, check out these hotels featuring jaw-dropping views, exotic locales, luxurious decor and perks that put room service and a heated pool to shame…
1. Mardan Palace Hotel, Turkey
Not only does this hotel boast the largest swimming pool in the Mediterranean, they flew in 9,000 tons of Egyptian white sand for the beach.
Book it: mardanpalace.com
2. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
The best room in the house is the swanky 10-room Royal Towers Bridge Suite, but any room in this 141-acre luxury waterscape resort is sure to take your breath away.
Book it: atlantisbahamas.com
3. Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland
This villa from the early 1900s overlooks picturesque Lake Lucerne and features a private cinema and a heated infinity pool.
Book it: villa-honegg.ch
4. Katikies Hotel, Santorini
Lounge in an infinity pool perched on the side of a cliff above the perfectly clear waters of the Aegean Sea at this luxury hotel – the first one on the island of Santorini.
Book it: katikieshotelsantorini.com
5. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
You’ll feel like a princess right out of the Arabian Nights as you wander through this lavish palace, decked out with over 1,000 crystal chandeliers.
Book it: kempinski.com
6. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Stay in an actual glass igloo and watch the northern lights twinkle high above as you snuggle up with your SO.
Book it: kakslauttanen.fi
7. The Plaza, New York City
You’ll feel like royalty when you stay at the legendary Plaza Hotel’s Royal Plaza Suite, which has a formal dining room, a library, a grand piano, a gym, a full kitchen, and comes with butler service.
Book it: theplazany.com
8. Cabanes Als Arbres, Spain
The name means ‘cabins in the trees,’ and that’s exactly what they are. If you’ve always dreamed about sleeping in a treehouse, this is the perfect place for you.
Book it: cabanesalsarbres.com
9. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
Lie in bed and watch fish swim all around you when you stay at this hotel, which is actually located on the floor of the ocean.
Book it: poseidonresorts.com
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
The highest hotel in the world, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong is located on the 102nd to 118th floors and offers unparalleled views of Victoria Harbour.
Book it: ritzcarlton.com
11. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
Stay in one of 130 private resort villas along the shore and enjoy coral atolls, lagoons, and endless white sand beaches.
Book it: oneandonlyresorts.com
12. Amangiri Resort, Utah
You’ll feel like part of the desert landscape in this resort, nestled in breathtaking Canyon Point. But you won’t be roughing it: there’s a luxury pool, library, and dining room.
Book it: amanresorts.com
13. The Oberoi Udaivilas, India
Located on the banks of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas offers royal splendor in peaceful surroundings, complete with reflection pools, lush gardens, and rippling fountains.
Book it: oberoihotels.com
Featured image via kakslauttanen.fi. Other images via Luggage Factory, Wedding City Turkey, Emirates Palace, Inspirationseek.com, Trip Advisor, katikieshotelsantorini.com, Uniq Hotels, jebiga.com, UGottaGo2Know, aman.com, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.
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