How long has it been since you’ve taken a break in a luxury resort?

We don’t meant to ruin your plans, but if you’re looking forward to a great staycation this summer, you might want to reconsider.

Taking time off and discovering a new location is good for you. We’ve got the stats and the reasons lined up to prove it. But instead of turning this into a sermon, we’ll let the pictures below do the talking.

From the Indian Ocean to the hills of the Mediterranean, there’s a little something for everyone here. Happy travels.


Terre Blanche Hôtel & Spa Resort

Golfers rejoice. The Terre Blanche Hôtel & Spa Resort combines excellent golf and an excellent luxury holiday experience in one place. The shores of the Côte d’Azur to be precise.

Located only 30 minutes away from Cannes, you’re never too far for a quick fix of glamour, but let’s be honest. Once you drop your bags here, why would you ever want to leave?

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The Legian Bali

Bali is full of quality resorts you ought to try. In fact, we could easily fill this list with Balinese resorts and hotels, but since variety is the spice of life, we’ll only stick to one. The Legian Bali.

The Legian Bali

Located only minutes away from Legian street, this contemporary hotel of only 67 rooms is perfect if you want to enjoy the island’s vibrant nightlife. And, if your’e planning a luxury surf trip, the break in front of the hotel is exquisite.

For the quiet souls among you, 11 secluded villas, with private plunge pools and dedicated butlers await for a relaxing luxury getaway.

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St Regis Bal Harbour Resort

You’ll find the quiet (and some would say, more dignified) side of Miami within the one square mile village of Bal Harbour. To complement its collection of Maserati’s, Porsche’s and designer stores, Bal Harbour, has some of the best luxury hotels available in Miami. And none more so, than the St Regis Bal Harbour Resort.

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Book here for the exceptional sea views, sleek interiors, and an excellent Remède Spa and restaurants, including the fashionable J&G Grill by Jean – Georges Vongerichten.

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St Regis Bora Bora Resort

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The St Regis Bora Bora is the tropical paradise retreat you’ve always dreamed about. And if that’s not the case, well, these pictures should change your mind.

It’s easy to see why the resort is a favorite among honeymooners and families. Every inch of this resort and the surrounding landscape is picture perfect. It’s the ideal place to form some of the best memories in your life alongside the ones you love.

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La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

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The Barcello la Bobadilla is a bastion of slow travel out in the hills of Granada.

Styled as an Andalusian town, the resort allows guests to experience the quiet lifestyle of the Spanish countryside…  albeit, in an incredibly luxurious setting. The resort is perfect for families or couples looking for some alone time, and the long list of activities available means that even those with older kids will find plenty to love with the place.

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Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle

If you’re a fan of the Ireland’s savage countryside, to not book a night at the Ashford Castle, is doing yourself a great disservice.

There are few hotels in the world with as dramatic a setting.

Located on the shores of the Lough Corrib, the castle offers its guests one of the best vantage points from which to appreciate the landscape. Right out of your window, you’ll be able to see the shimmering waters of the lake and the many wooded islands scattered over it. If you enjoy long walks in the countryside and returning to a warm hearth and a hearty meal, the Ashford Castle offers you the luxury version of that. And it’s one worth trying.

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About Nimah Koussa

The best part about being a travel writer is bringing cities and destinations to life: their stories, secret addresses, luxurious gems and unique holiday moments. And I have been one for a little more than 10 years. From the best bars and restaurants in different cities of the world to hotels where you can check-in to get away from it all, this Magazine is all about making every trip just a bit more meaningful.

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