The view from Matakauri Lodge’s Owner’s Lodge is spectacular. 

The view from Matakauri Lodge’s Owner’s Lodge is spectacular. 

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At Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, guests can have dinner while surrounded by 500 candles. 
 

At Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, guests can have dinner while surrounded by 500 candles. 

 

Five Star Luxury is everywhere, from Almaty to Zanzibar.

Banyan Tree Seychelles has five Intendance Pool Villas.From the spacious terrace of guests enjoy a stunning bird’s eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay, and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding Banyan Tree Seychelles. Featuring a private jet pool and swimming pool, a set of walkways and stairs connects the villa, living pavilion, and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.

Banyan Tree Seychelles has five Intendance Pool Villas.From the spacious terrace of guests enjoy a stunning bird’s eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay, and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding Banyan Tree Seychelles. Featuring a private jet pool and swimming pool, a set of walkways and stairs connects the villa, living pavilion, and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.

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The view from the Presidential Suite tub at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. 

The view from the Presidential Suite tub at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. 

Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort has a pool reserved for guests’ pets. Lucky dogs.

Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort has a pool reserved for guests’ pets. Lucky dogs.

World’s Best Boutique Hotels 2014

Not a fan of large luxury hotels? The world’s best luxury boutique hotels are the right choice for your check-in. Small luxury boutique hotels offer an alternative to the typical luxury hotel experience. Expect intimate settings with full service accommodations. These tiny gems offer personalized service, hip exteriors and exquisite furnishings. Many boutique hotels are located in historic buildings, both city and country, that are outfitted with state-of-the-art technology. If you want a completely different luxury hotel experience, check out the World’s Best list of the top boutique hotels.

World’s Best Golf Resorts 2014

Hitting the links has never been more popular. Five star golf resorts can be found on every continent. The world’s best golf courses range from the windswept courses of Scotland (where the sport was born) to the dramatic desert courses of Arizona and Dubai to the tropical splendor of Hawaiian and Costa Rican and Caribbean golf courses. So how to pick the best luxury golf resort to visit? Tee up to our list of World’s Best Golf Resorts and hotels to find a luxury golf course and resort that’s perfect for duffers and pros alike. These resorts are designed by pro golfers and the world’s top course architects and offer golf-focused packages, classes and workshops, golf schools run by PGA pros, tours, guaranteed tee times for guests, and more. Some of these courses pay host to golf championships such as the Ryder Cup, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship. Experience exceptional golf vacations in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, plus all the non-golf amenities to ensure a memorable for everyone, on the course or off. Tee up to our list of World’s Best Golf Resorts and hotels to find a luxury golf course and resort that’s perfect for puttering around.

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Cave dining is fittingly available at The Caves in Negril, Jamaica

Cave dining is fittingly available at The Caves in Negril, Jamaica