The more I travel, the more I like to indulge in a little luxury. There are lots of different options for accomodation to choose from for every budget. Everything from cheap and cheerful hostel type rooms all the way up to luxury resorts in exotic locations.
Luxury Beach Resort
The Gangehi Resort, Maldives – http://gangehi.com
One of my bucket list destinations is the Maldives. A group of islands situated in the Indian Ocean southwest of India, the name conjures up images of turquoise blue seas, white sandy beaches and coral reefs.
When to go:
Luxury Beach Resort Spa Hotel Sci Fi Fun
Wilderness Wildlife Resort
Unusual Hotel Idea Old Favourites
Spa Hotel Resort
My other half is quite taken with the idea of mountain climbing. Unfortunately for him he has left it a bit late to start that particular past time. Still, the call of the Himalayas is always strong but I think going along for the fabulous views and some holistic downtime in a spa hotel is more our style these days.
The Dwarika’s Resort – Dhulikhel http://dwarikas-dhulikhel.com/home
The town of Dhulikul is a medieval city which was part of the ancient trade route to Tibet. Just the sound of that makes me want to stop right now and head off!
39 suites available at various price points with decks, private gardens or roof terraces. Meditation and Yoga halls and as well as specific packages.
When to go:
High Season is March – April & Oct – Nov.
Wilderness Hotel with Great Views
I haven’t seen much of Africa so whenever I watch an animal documentary I always add it to my mental dream list. Kenya is one of the great places to see wildlife so I couldn’t go past this fabulous looking resort.
Campi ya Kanz, Kenya – http://www.maasai.com
A luxury 5 star adventure wilderness camp. You can enjoy not just the wildlife and an unforgettable safari but also interact with the Massai.
I chose the Hemingway & Simba Tented Suites after looking through the options. The name brings up thoughts of a bygone era. This resort looks really fabulous.
Concept Designer Camping
If you are thinking the previous selections are a bit ho hum you may be interested in designing your own vacation. While I was looking at this site, I was quite intrigued by the temporary camps in remote areas.
Luxury Camping – https://www.blacktomato.com/blink/
The idea is you can create your own campsite with whatever and I mean whatever, you what. Would you like a massage, a cocktail/barman no problem, what about an archeologist or other expert? Just ask.
They will set up your bespoke camp and dismantle it after you’ve finished! The idea is to leave no trace that anyone was ever there.
Have a look around the website you will be surprised how many fantastic options there are.
When to go:
Fun Sci Fi Concept Hotel
It’s been a long, long time and a lifetime far, far away since I was have to Disneyland or Disney World! I visited both of these theme parks in the ’80’s and ’90’s respectively.
I was a bit excited to see as part of the new Star Wars theme park there will be an ‘immersive’ Star Wars” Hotel. I am a ‘Star Wars’ fan so this will be something to look forward to. Read about it here
To find out more Conde Nast Traveler Magazine had a good article about it, although solid details are a bit sketchy at the moment.
Unknown at this time…
When to go:
I would guess that going in the off season will be the best time but I would image this hotel will be hot, hot, hot for a few years to come.
I should start saving NOW!
Well, here are 5 hotel and resorts that caught my eye over the last couple of weeks and have added them to my dream board and bucket lists.
I had better start saving my pennies if I would like to sample all of these examples. All are in places I would like to travel to and visit or are an unusual experience that most people would never get a chance to do.
Leave me a message if you have some great ideas or have visited any of those I mentioned above.