Four Seasons Tented Camp (Thailand): a discovery
A surprise in the Golden Triangle in the north of Thailand, by the border of Laos and Burma, it offers an inspiring natural experience. Accommodation is in 15 extremely stylish tents, with spa, rides on elephants that the guests learn to look after as they participate in the activities of an elephant rescue camp, and excursions to learn about local tribes. These and other details make the Tented Camp Golden Triangle one of the most unusual resorts in the world.
One & Only Palmilla, Los Cabos (Mexico): pure indulgence
With its sandy beaches stretching along the Pacific Ocean and a never-ending list of awards, this is the quintessence of luxury in Mexico. Sea views and a private villa with swimming pool. Three restaurants, two bars, private dinners, wellness spa and beauty centre, golf, fishing and water sports.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (Maldives): perfection
Featured a number of times as the best hotel and best resort in the world, the landscape - a corner of the paradise of the Maldives, with white sandy beaches, a turquoise lagoon and virgin coral - is a perfect setting for these water and beach villas with private spa facilities.
4.- Huka Lodge, Taupo (New Zealand): 10 out of 10
A boutique resort on the North Island of New Zealand, located near the waterfall, in a rich natural environment and with an impressive list of famous guests. Exceptional accommodation (lodges and villas) and an extensive list of activities (hunting, fishing, golf, extreme sports…). Its chef was awarded a Michelin star.
5.- Mandarin Oriental Sanya (China): the new emperor
There is a tropical China opening up to premium tourism on the island of Sanya, to the south of the country. The Mandarin is located on a coral beach, at the base of wooded mountains. Accommodation is in rooms, suites, pavilions and villas, with an extensive range of sports available, spa, children's club and a number of refined restaurants.
6.- Hayman (Australia): the joy of the Great Barrier Reef
Rooms, suites, attics and villas on an island facing one of the marvels of the natural world: the Great Barrier Reef. Exemplary décor, service and cuisine (5 restaurants!), it is one of the most complete (golf, spa, diving…), exclusive and elegant resorts in the world. Children are welcome.
7.- Burj Al Arab (Dubai): Luxury with a capital L
This, the only 7-star hotel in the world, is in fact a splendid resort. Award-winning restaurants, spa, land and sea sporting activities, unbeatable rooms and suites, transfers by Rolls Royce and a feast of entertainment available for guests.
8.- Singita Ebony and Boulders (South Africa): Out of Africa
Who hasn’t dreamed at some time of living in Africa like in the film? In the Kruger Park (northern South Africa), these two luxury colonial camps offer a base from which to explore the natural life of the Sand River, guided safaris, walks, archery... Ideal for families.
9.- St. Regis Punta Mita Nayarit (Mexico): a refuge in the sun
On an isthmus in the Pacific by Puerto Vallarta, this is part of a discreet complex with two golf courses. 120 rooms and suites to enjoy the magnificent marine landscape and the region’s eternal spring climate. Spa, butler service, children’s club, water sports and excursions to the Marietas Islands.
10.- Oberoi Wildflower Hall (India): the magic mountain
It bets heavily on its best card: landscape. Located at an altitude of more than 2,500 metres in the Himalayas, the enormous windows make the leafy pine and cedar woods part of the decor. Classical international design, spa, exquisite cuisine and all kinds of mountain activities, from skiing to mountain bikes and rafting.