COAST AND ISLAND

ANANTARA BAZARUTO ISLAND LODGE, MOZAMBIQUE

On the private island of Bazaruto, in the ‘jewel-like’ archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, lies Anantara’s collection of 44 villas, with beach, sea and pool views. Guests will be enchanted by these rustic properties, built from indigenous materials such… Read More

ANNASSA, NEO CHORIO, CYPRUS

With its reputation as the premier luxury resort on Cyprus, Anassa a great modern five-star hotel. Every one of its room offers a view of the sea, while many have their own plunge pools, and every bathroom comes complete with… Read More

BAROS, MALDIVES

As resorts in the Maldives get sleeker, all-natural Baros stays true to its ethos of simple living, while still keeping its five-star status. After a mere 30-minute speedboat transfer from the capital Male, you will be sitting on its blissful… Read More

D-RESORT GÖCEK, GÖCEK, TURKEY

HNWs looking for a change of scene might want to investigate the magical world of Göcek, an idyllic Turkish village surrounded by forest-clad mountain ranges and the Aegean Sea. Behind the calm, green-blue landscapes lies the area of Lycia, a… Read More

DELPHINA HOTELS & RESORTS, GALLURA, SARDINIA

DELPHINA’S EXCLUSIVE Thalasso & Spa centres, hugging the north coast of Sardinia, are the region’s premier relaxation resorts, offering guests the best in thalassotherapy, wellness programmes, beauty treatments and fitness facilities. As one of Sardinia’s top resort groups, Delphina Hotels… Read More

DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE, PUERTO RICO

FOLLOWING A METICULOUS restoration, Dorado Beach has emerged more spectacular than ever. One of the most enchanting luxury resorts in Puerto Rico, it beckons HNWs who believe every voyage should be one of discovery. The former plantation has become one… Read More

EDEN ROC CAP CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A place of ultimate serenity and intimate privacy, Eden Roc Cap Cana is the Dominican Republic’s only Relais & Châteaux property, nestled in Cap Cana – a 30,000-acre gated community on the island’s easternmost tip, with award-winning,18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature… Read More

FAIRMONT MALDIVES SIRRU FEN FUSHI

SURROUNDED BY GLISTENING white beaches and dazzling coral reefs sits the Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi, perched on the western outskirts of Shaviyani Atoll in the northern Maldives. Accessible only by seaplane, it’s a location that is as remote as it… Read More

GRAND HOTEL COCUMELLA, AMALFI COAST, NAPLES, ITALY

TRAVELLERS YEARNING FOR a retreat on the Amalfi Coast need look no further than the dramatic cliff-edge terraces of the Grand Hotel Cocumella, which offers its guests stunning panoramic views of the Bay of Naples. A striking feature that makes… Read More

HOTEL CARUSO, BELMOND, AMALFI COAST, ITALY

Offering the most stunning views in this year’s top ten, the Belmond Hotel Caruso is your private balcony over the Amalfi Coast. Described as a ‘heavenly retreat between sea and sky’, this former 11th-century palace boasts marbled hallways and rooms… Read More

HOTEL DU PALAIS, BIARRITZ, FRANCE

Due to reopen this summer, the legendary Hotel du Palais in Biarritz, in French Basque Country, is set to reclaim its crown as the region’s most historic destination. Neither passé nor pompous, this imperious and elegant hotel celebrates the grandeur… Read More

HOTEL LES ROCHES ROUGES, ILE D’OR, FRANCE

One of the most Instagrammable hotels on this year’s list, this HNW hideaway sports an effortlessly cool vibe, and 1950s modernist design. Sitting pretty on the edge of L’Esterel National Park, the Hotel Les Roches Rouges is a waterfront property… Read More

JADE MOUNTAIN, ST LUCIA

Nick Troubetzkoy’s Jade Mountain is a fi ve-star bucket-list hotel located in south-west St Lucia, set high on the hills overlooking the Pitons World Heritage Site. This magnifi cent eco-luxury resort comprises 29 open-air rooms: 24 infi nity pool sanctuaries… Read More

JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI ROYAL RESIDENCE, MALDIVES

Jumeirah’s lavish Royal Residence is the ideal playground for the extraordinary traveller. The five-bedroom/six-bathroom retreat spans 3,500sqm, and guests are welcomed by a traditional Maldivian Boduberu reception of drummers and dancers. There are two pools, spa and gym, separate living… Read More

JUMEIRAH VITTAVELI, MALDIVES

Nestled in South Malé atoll, the multi-award-winning Jumeirah Vittaveli is just 20 minutes from Malé airport, perched graciously amid the Indian Ocean. As you approach, on crystal-clear waters aboard a motorised catamaran, all your expectations will soon be fulfilled beyond… Read More

KATA ROCKS (BY INFINITE LUXURY), PHUKET, THAILAND

Kata Rocks combines the luxury and service of a five-star hotel with the space of a modern villa. Seamlessly blending concierge -style service with a truly world class location, this sumptuous retreat has, since its 2014 launch, already bagged an… Read More

KUDADOO MALDIVES PRIVATE ISLAND BY HURAWALHI

‘GUESTS WILL ENTER a place filled with moments of magnificence,’ general manager Bradley Calder says of this unique private island hotel. ‘Everything that Kudadoo offers is available anytime and anywhere on the island.’ In fact, the entire island can be… Read More

MALLIOUHANA, ANGUILLA, CARIBBEAN

‘It’s the kind of place you’ll be reminiscing about 50 years from now,’ an impressed visitor writes of the 30-year-old Auberge hotel in Anguilla, a pioneer in luxury hospitality in the region. The dreamlike 25-acre resort with lush landscaped gardens,… Read More

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BODRUM, TURKEY

WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS of the Aegean, Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is a luxury five-star hotel retreat with two private beaches and a full range of luxury facilities. Located in the aptly named Paradise Bay on the 27-mile-long Bodrum Peninsula, it is… Read More

MARIGOT BAY RESORT & MARINA, ST LUCIA

Set in a secluded natural harbour in St Lucia, Marigot Bay is arguably the most beautiful in the Caribbean. This authentic and welcoming luxury resort is right by the premier superyacht marina. Surrounded by luscious natural vegetation and the bright… Read More

MARRIOTT COSTA SMERALDA, PORTO CERVO, SARDINIA, ITALY

EACH HOTEL IN the Marriott Costa Smeralda collection embodies different expressions of a uniquely colourful and multifaceted island. It was at the beginning of the 1960s when the crème de la crème of business and architecture transformed the island from… Read More

NOBU HOTEL IBIZA BAY, IBIZA

Opened in June 2017, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is a collaboration between London & Regional, MC Hotels (owners of Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa and Puente Romano) and Nobu Hospitality. Swiftly establishing itself as the most sought-after address… Read More

NOBU HOTEL MARBELLA, SPAIN

For HNWs seeking contemporary chic in the historic town of Marbella, Nobu Matsuhisa’s second Spanish property – following on from the success of the glamorous Nobu Ibiza Bay – is an aboslute treat. There’s a resolutely ‘grown-up’, vibe to this… Read More

NOBU HOTEL MIAMI BEACH, MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA

For those wondering about chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s ongoing bid to take over the globe, rest assured that he has definitely captured the imagination of the glamour capital of the world, Miami. This Nobu property truly stands out – an impressive… Read More

NORTH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES

North Island offers the perfect fusion of energy and relaxation, of indulgence and wellness, of luxury and giving back. One of the world’s most exclusive destinations, North Island is an experience built around perfect moments, with a team dedicated to… Read More

ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH, MALDIVES

SURROUNDED BY THE crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, nestled within lush tropical gardens and fringed with pure white sand beaches, One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort offering an unrivalled level of seclusion, choice… Read More

PAN DEI PALAIS, ST TROPEZ, FRANCE

‘A princely residence, the stuff of legends,’ says maitre de maison Karin Perrault of this luxurious hotel, a marriage between French and Indian culture. It is St Tropez’s equivalent of the Taj Mahal, a love token presented by a smitten… Read More

PARK HYATT MALDIVES HADAHAA

PARK HYATT MALDIVES Hadahaa is located in North Huvadhoo (Gaafu Alifu Atoll), one of the largest and deepest natural atolls in the world. The retreat is described by general manager Parvin Kumar as ‘a haven with natural white beach, azure… Read More

PARKLANE, LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

Parklane is Cyprus’s first internationally branded luxury coastal resort and encompasses a vast 25 acres of parkland, olive and citrus groves. The new resort has 300m of sandy beach, seven restaurants, three swimming pools and superior spa. Managing director Costas… Read More

REETHI FARU RESORT, RAA ATOLL, MALDIVES

Translating to ‘beautiful reef’ in English, Reethi Faru is surrounded by stunning white beaches, coconut groves and lush vegetation. The resort promises guests a relaxing atmosphere, friendly service, a comprehensive selection of activities and facilities, and a tasteful choice of… Read More

ROUND HILL, JAMAICA

To understand Round Hill, and why it is one of the very few resorts in the Caribbean – or even the world – to authentically maintain its social hotel ‘legend’ status over several decades, you need to first realise that,… Read More

SOLAZ LOS CABOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

SITUATED ON A COASTLINE that stretches from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific Ocean, Los Cabos boasts sunshine for 350 days of the year – making it the ideal haven for the international elite. It’s against this backdrop that… Read More

SONEVA RESORTS, THAILAND & MALDIVES

The husband and wife creators of Soneva Resorts loved the concept of rustic chic travel so much that they decided to start building their own portfolio of hotels across the Asia-Pacific region. In a chain of events and openings that… Read More

ST. REGIS VOMMULI, DHAALU ATOLL, MALDIVES

One of the most luxurious hotels in the Maldives, set on the distant private island of Vommuli, this is the perfect hideaway for city jetsetters visiting this part of the Indian Ocean. St. Regis’ Vommuli is a clever blend of… Read More

TAJ EXOTICA RESORT & SPA, MALDIVES

A WORLD AWAY from the frenetic pace and chaos of everyday life is Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, ‘luxury’s very own lap’. Spread across the Emboodhu Finolhu island in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the… Read More

THE ANAM, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Basking in the pearly morning light, mist evaporating from the lakes and damp forests, the Anam hotel is its own tropical paradise, just half an hour from Nha Trang. With manicured gardens and lush foliage, it feels rural and private…. Read More

THE CHEDI LUšTICA BAY, MONTENEGRO

The Chedi Luštica Bay opened in July on the ‘natural pearl’ of Luštica peninsula, positioned between pristine coast and mountains, where ‘clear air, clean emerald Adriatic seas and unspoilt natural beauty blend the tranquil and the active. One of the… Read More

THE CHEDI MUSCAT, MUSCAT, OMAN

THE GULF OF Oman is said to be among the most graceful stretches of the Arab world, a flashback to a time long consigned to legend. The Chedi Muscat, the only Omani member of the Leading Hotels of the World,… Read More

THE IDLE ROCKS, ST MAWES, CORNWALL

The white Edwardian building sits on the harbourfront at St Mawes, with views from the terrace across the Fal estuary to St Anthony Head at the southernmost tip of the Roseland Peninsula. The property was transformed in 2013 and has… Read More

THE LEGIAN SEMINYAK, BALI

Built over 20 years ago, Bali hotel The Legian Seminyak is one of the island’s most iconic and best-loved hotels. It offers an unparalleled elevated location on one of Bali’s top beaches, with a superb choice of 67 sea-facing suites,… Read More

THE MARBELLA CORFU HOTELS, GREECE

SITTING AMIDST THE glistening waters of the Ionian Sea is the magical island of Corfu. The commanding hills covered in lush vegetation create a scenic island paradise. With its incredible history, dating from the dawn of civilisation, it is a… Read More

THE MYCONIAN COLLECTION, MYKONOS, GREECE

This family-owned group of nine leading luxury hotels on Mykonos sits among the island’s most beautiful settings, capturing the essence of the Myconian charm that attracts global travellers. Guests can choose from the most spectacular locations and spacious design interiors…. Read More

THE NAI HARN, PHUKET, THAILAND

Aiming to be among the elite bracket of private and romantic escapes on the Andaman island of Phuket, The Nai Harn embraces southern Thai culture and art, both inside and out. It sits proudly on the escarpment of the headland… Read More

THE NAUTILUS MALDIVES

‘IMAGINE IF YOU rented your own private island in the Maldives. That’s how a stay at The Nautilus should feel,’ says Katherine Anthony, MD of The Nautilus Maldives. ‘Our philosophy is to offer our guests absolute freedom to be themselves,… Read More

THE ROYAL BLUE, CRETE, GREECE

Epitomising the very best in Cretan hospitality, the Royal Blue in Panormo, Rethymno embodies the consummate balance of glamour and natural elegance. Guests are immediately captivated by its surroundings and mesmerising landscape, discreetly hidden in its own private bay overlooking… Read More

THE UNGASAN CLIFFTOP HOTEL, ULUWATU, BALI

PERCHED HIGH ON the cliff edges of the Bukit Peninsula, on the southern tip of Bali, Ungasan Clfftop Hotel CEO Steven Cain is undoubtedly right when he says the clifftop view overlooking the Indian Ocean ‘really has to be experienced… Read More

TRS CORAL HOTEL, COSTA MUJERES, MEXICO

OPENED IN NOVEMBER 2018, the TRS Coral hotel is set within an extraordinarily privileged location on the Mexican Caribbean, amid virgin beaches with turquoise waters that caress white sand shores, and surrounded by lush vegetation. Guests can explore the natural… Read More

VERDURA RESORT, SICILY

Alluring Sicilian escape Verdura Resort occupies nearly two kilometres of private coastline in the island’s south-west, just an 80-minute drive from Palermo and Trapani. Home to three Kyle Phillips golf courses, a 60 metre infinity pool, six clay tennis courts,… Read More

WA ALE ISLAND RESORT MYEIK ARCHIPELAGO, MYANMAR

Myanmar’s most untouched archipelago, Myeik’s cluster of 800 islands is receiving a luxury makeover in March 2018. The eco chic Wa Ale Island Resort will offer HNW visitors a view of the region which has been ‘virtually inaccessible’ thus far…. Read More

ZAFIRO PALACE HOTEL, MAJORCA

Zafiro Palace hotels offers two of the most enticing places on the island of Majorca. ‘We believe in guest freedom – the ideal holiday environment should offer a broad range of accommodation, opportunities and experiences,’ say the owners. Zafiro Palace… Read More