When life gives us lemons, all we really need to do is make awesome lemonade on one of the world’s luxurious hotels! 🙂 This passage really made me think that at some point, we must definitely enjoy LIFE to the fullest by allowing ourselves to experience and indulge in a luxurious vacation.
Getting into a vacation, for some, might mean additional expenses. This is a reality that we have to face. But according to the studies presented by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D in Psychology Today, everyone needs to go on a vacation for a while, for STRESS affects our day to day existence. It affects how we function, how we deal with life experiences and also affects how we perceive and think during tough decision making instances. When stressed, the physiological response of your body is impaired. And what more better to relieve it than exploring the outdoors and travel.
And to give you options on how to alleviate your stress and entice you to travel, here are Top 10 Luxury Hotels that you should at least stay in your lifetime. This is done in no particular order.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas
Converted from a former palace and convent, one amazing feature is the fountain amid the cloisters. Aside from patios and terraces, the hotel also has a customized butler service that will happily serve you during your stay.
Belmond Palacio Nazarenas:
Plaza Nazarenas 144, Cusco, Peru
Tel: +51 84 58 2222
Reservations: 1800 1441 0629
Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia
Locally known as the Kayakapi Neighborhood, these caves are settlement for the landowners who collect taxes in behalf of the emperor. In 1985, this was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kayakapi Premium Caves:
Kayakapi Mahallesi, Kuscular Sokak
No: 43, 50400, Urgup / Cappadocia / Turkiye
+90 384 341 88 77
+90 384 341 25 77
The Samaya Bali
This resort offers you two locations in Bali, the one in Seminyak offers peace and tranquility while the excitement and busy lifestyle is just a drive away. You can enjoy un-crowded beaches or just explore the area at an unhurried pace and the one in Ubud is spectacularly located amid the perfect panoramic view of the rice fields and verdant hillsides of Bali’s lush interior lies, a harmonious blend of cutting edge design and lavish comfort.
The Samaya Ubud – Bali
Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan – Ubud, Bali Indonesia 80571
T 62 361 973 606| F 62 361 973 610
The Samaya Seminyak – Bali
Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Beach, Bali, Indonesia
T 62 361 731 149 | F 62 361 731 203
E firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thesamayabali.com
Cocoa Island by COMO
The simple yet sophisticated villas are patterned after the Dhoni Boats – gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen and are connected by simple pathways made of wood over the shallow lagoons. Each room is having a private terrace, while the interiors are widely dominated with the subtlest hues of whites and blues, complimenting the ocean.
Cocoa Island by COMO:
South Malé Atoll
Republic of Maldives
Tel +960 664 1818
Fax +960 664 1919
The hotel is a product of the creativity and genius of Filipinos. Designed by National Artist Ildefonso P. Santos and further solidified by great structure under the careful planning and implementation of National Artist for Architect Leandro Locsin in 1976, Sofitel Manila had been truly an icon of excellence. Having a lush tropical interior and facing Manila Bay, this would surely let the traveler feel being at home in a paradise.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Tel: (+632) 551-5555
Fax: (632) 551-5610
Island Dream Palm Paradise
Romantically situated in the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, Siargao, this resort is truly a slice of heaven tucked away from the busy urban life. Situated in a tropical setting where the coconut trees sway in the gentle ocean breeze, this resort is best for those who wanted to enjoy the sunset together with their families and loved ones.
Island Dream Palm Paradise:
General Luna, Siargao Island
Tel: (0039) 3663853842
Monaco Suites de Boracay
The hotel boasts of the only luxurious exclusive all-suite resort in the island. Situated in the world famous Boracay Island, the resort hosts diverse activities and world class amenities. It provides an unrestricted view of Mt. Luho [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][highest elevation in the island] and Bulabog Beach.
The hotel boasts of the only luxurious exclusive all-suite resort in the island. Situated in the world famous Boracay Island, the resort hosts diverse activities and world class amenities. It provides an unrestricted view of Mt. Luho [highest elevation in the island] and Bulabog Beach.
Monaco Suites de Boracay:
Tulubhan, Manoc Manoc
Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan
5608 – Philippines
Phone: +63 36 288 4800
Fax: +63 36 288 4232
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
The resort is well known for its lush garden retreat within a tropical paradise. Being true to its aim of providing its welcomed guests of unrivaled comfort, the resort is well equipped with the latest amenities and activities that will surely make you want to go back more often. It also has a marine sanctuary in its estate, making it one of the eco friendly spots in the island. Meetings and weddings also accentuate the whole resort experience. Its location of within minutes from the internationl airport made it a great choice for travelers who value comfort and privacy immediately in their hotel’s rooms and villas.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa:
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015, Philippines
Tel (63 32) 231 0288
Fax (63 32) 231 1688
La Maison Arabe
More than a place for comfort and relaxation, the hotel itself speaks about how Morrocan food should be done right. The hotel provides cooking lessons for guests who wanted to know the secret of the Morrocan spices and how it adds exoticism to its culinary fare. A casbah is also in place where recitals are done, making music an integral part of the whole hotel experience. Truly, an epitome of Morrocan elegance.
La Maison Arabe:
1, Derb Assehbé
Tel : (+212) 5 24 38 70 10
Fax : (+212) 5 24 38 72 21
The Place Luxury Botique Villas
Located above Sairee, close enough to be convenient for restaurants, bars, shops and the longest beach on the island, but far enough away to savour the tranquility and refreshing breeze that comes with being in the hills.
The Place Luxury Boutique Villas
15/4 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84360, Thailand
Formulating this amazing list of hotels was already a reward. It had brought me to the realization that traveling is essential to our daily existence. It will always brings me to the fundamental reality that in our lifetime, we have to break free from the cycle of monotony and discover the other side of things. Traveling not only rewards us with renewed vigor and refreshed mind, it also had a lasting positive effect on one’s well-being.
We only live once. These lovely places located around globally should somehow entice you to maximize life and live it the way it should be.
Thoughts to Ponder:
- Do you know someone who is in dire need of a vacation be it in hotels or resorts?
- As a busy individual, how important is it for you to have quality time for your self once in a while?
We hope this one helps. Any suggestions? Let’s talk! 🙂
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