Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Tropical Hotels
'15aug4
Taj Coral  
Reef Resort & Spa
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The Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef, Maldives has become a crown jewel with its astounding sunsets, pristine beaches, and humbling beauty. It is truly a dream destination for honeymooners, beach lovers, serious divers, and adventurers. Only accessible via a private speedboat, the lagoon is peppered with private villas suspended …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island
'15jul29
Jeeva  
Beloam
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The Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, set on the picturesque island of East Lombok, is everything you would imagine a tropical beach destination to be. The private bungalows offer uninterrupted sea views that feel like you have left reality and stepped into a postcard. The eleven bungalows, or Beruga Pantai, were …
Accommodation types: Beach   Nature   Remote
'15jun12
Hix Island  
House
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The Hix Island House is centrally located on the Island of Vieques, just southeast of the Puerto Rican mainland. Only a 20-minute flight from the capital of San Juan, this truly unique destination allows guests to return to nature in a beautifully designed hotel that incorporates natural elements of the …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly   Nature
'15apr10
Laucala  
Island
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Fiji has long been known as paradise on earth, and Laucala, a private tropical island in the South Pacific, is no exception. This 12 square kilometer island is speckled with 25 Fijian-styled villas, plantations, tropical forests, and pristine white sandy beaches. This island resort was built with no expenses spared. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Laucala Island  Fiji  Oceania
'15mar24
The Shell  
House
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You know when you hold a shell to your ear, listen and hear the sea? What if you could live inside the shell? The Shell House is such a place. Inside, you will always hear the sea and smell the sea too, because the Caribbean waters are just footsteps away. …
Accommodation types: Beach
'15jan30
The Manta  
Resort
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Located on Pemba Island in Zanzibar, The Manta Resort has a remarkable jewel in its crown of luxury, an [underwater sea room](https://www.uniqhotels.com/underwater-hotels). It’s part of an ingenious floating structure. There are three levels. The landing deck is where the boat drops you off and the location of the lounge and …
Accommodation types: Beach   Floating   Underwater
'15jan23
Sublime  
Samana
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The Sublime Samana Resort is in the Dominican Republic and is characterized by its lush greenery and jungle-like setting, all between fine-sand beaches. It really combines the best of both worlds—forest retreat and beach fun. The hotel, not only luxurious but a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'14dec22
Rayavadee  
Krabi
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Arrive by speedboat to this resort that is surrounded by sandy beaches and verdant jungle. The Rayavadee Resort is in Thailand, and specifically, in the middle of the Phranang Peninsular near Krabi Marine National Park. This allows for tropical garden scenery, as well as jungles, cliffs, and the Andaman Sea. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Jungle   Luxury   Nature
'14nov25
Le Méridien  
Bora Bora
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Le Meridien in Bora Bora, a contemporary resort set on an islet and lagoon, offers some wonderful scenery and modern amenities, such as a large glass floor that lets you see the lagoon and the underwater life, as well as bungalows and villas filled with modern facilities and comforts. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14nov20
Reethi  
Rah
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The Reethi Rah – Maldives is a luxurious but nature-friendly choice for travelers with exquisite tastes. Set against the illustrious beauty of the Maldives, you can enjoy beach verandas, private swimming pools, over-water decks, and stone soaking baths for two. Luxuries are all modern despite the island paradise appearance. In …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14oct21
Strawberry  
Hill
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Jamaica has it all; coastline, tropical climate, a colorful, exuberant culture, and a lush paradise of rolling rain forests. The Strawberry Hill Jamaica Luxury Resort is a mountain top village, where the villas and cottages expertly blend colonial tastes with the modern interpretations of architect Ann Hodges. Nature surrounds you. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'14oct7
Ladera  
Resort
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This award-winning resort is hidden away in a tropical cleft between two Piton mountains in St Lucia. The views are so good they spawned the resort’s catchphrase, “a view with a room.” Each one of the suites and villas is designed to be open to the fresh air, night sky, …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Nature
'14mar28
Parrot Nest  
Lodge
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This family-run lodge is a great way to experience living in a beautiful jungle habitat. Stay in one of the treehouses and laze in a hammock watching the evening fireflies dance and glow against darkened trees. Or what about a cabin set in the ambrosial gardens where the sounds of …
Accommodation types: Jungle   Nature
'14jan6
Chiva-Som  
Hua Hin
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Chiva Som means 'Haven of Life' and is a beautiful Thai resort popular with celebrities. Bazar magazine called it “the gold standard by which all destination spas are measured”. High praise indeed. The spa is set in a peaceful tropical forest with murmuring brooks, gushing waterfalls and pristine beaches. The …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa
'13dec17
Sri Panwa  
Phuket
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Located high on the southern tip of Phuket, this hotel has vast views of the Andaman Sea. Your villa is decorated in a sophisticated modern style with Thai trinkets abounding. Then you should go bounding outside and straight into your private infinity pool. Then take a wash in the indoor/outdoor …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
'13oct29
Chumbe  
Island
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Award-winning eco-design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air conditioning. They …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
'13oct11
Santa Teresa  
Hotel
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This boutique hotel is located close to the Cidade Maravilhosa’s bustling Centro business district – not that you would know it from the peaceful atmosphere. It is just a short ride away from the sparkling beach known as Zona Sul and Rio’s thriving samba dancing district. This former coffee plantation …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
'13jul25
Niyama  
Maldives
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On the website of the Niyama resort, they talk about their hotel having “Epicurean Delights” – what does this mean? Well, Epicurus was a Greek philosopher who advocated community living and friendship. He was particularly interested in maximizing pleasure and kicking pain in the ass. But that is not to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury   Underwater
'13jun18
Alila Villas  
Uluwatu
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Villas Uluwatu is a resort resting on an elevated plateau that catches warm breezes from the Indian Ocean. Not only did the British Sunday Times name it one of the top 100 hotels in the world but it is certified by sustainable tourist organization, EarthCheck. WOHA, the award-winning design team, …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Location: Uluwatu  Indonesia  Oceania
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership with the local …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature