Our covetable collection of the world’s most amazing hotel rooms celebrates the best of the very best.
From glamping bubbles nestled in the jungle to glass-encased undersea bedrooms to swoon-worthy penthouse suites, take a look at the most amazing standout accommodations that you won’t want to stray far from.
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next once-in-a-lifetime holiday or you’ve a thirst for all things luxury, we think these are some of the most amazing hotel rooms in the world that need to be on your bucket list.
1. The Muruka – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort, Maldives
White-sand, rainbow reefs, palm-fringed beaches and luxurious overwater villas; nothing says luxury quite like the Maldives.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the deep at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, nestled in the South Ari Atoll. Meaning coral in the native language of Dhivehi, The Muraka became the world’s first underwater hotel suite when it opened in 2018 and suits families, groups or couples seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This unique two-storey, three bedroom residence sits above and below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
Above the turquoise water, you can relax on the sunrise and sunset decks, lounge in the infinity pool or work up a sweat in your private gym.
Then, make your way 16ft down the spiral staircase (or take the private lift) to sleep beneath the sea. Consider the Master Bedroom your personal underwater aquarium, as you watch fascinating marine life through the 180-degree curved acrylic dome. You’ll also have a show of the sea from the cinema-style living area with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Alongside incredible amenities and spectacular views, one of the world’s most exclusive residences wouldn’t be complete without a private butler. Dedicated to hyper-personalisation, they can guide you around choosing from the four ‘experience menus’. The Wanderers, The Flavours, The Soul and The Thrill, each offer specific menus and experiences customised to your desires.
For more irresistible islands, read our romance-inspired guide to the Maldives’ best islands and resorts for couples.
2. Galaxy Sanctuaries, Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Carved into a verdant hillside in south-western St Lucia is the adults-only Jade Mountain. Featuring a bold design, it was masterminded by renowned architect and co-owner, Nick Troubetzkoy. Thanks to its panoramic views, the hotel even featured on BBC Two’s popular television programme – “Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby”.
Considered a boutique hotel, there are just 24 eye-popping suites to choose from, termed ‘sanctuaries’ rather than mere hotel rooms. Reached by their own suspended sky bridge, the 2,000sq ft Galaxy Sanctuaries are set at the highest level and enjoy the most commanding views of St Lucia’s landmark twin Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
Rooms seamlessly blend into the surrounding Caribbean natural environment. You’ll be surrounded by rich tropical hardwood décor and iridescent-tiled infinity pools, averaging a swimmingly good 900sq ft.
Best of all, there’s a missing fourth wall for an open-air experience, so you can sleep under the stars in the tranquil canopied beds with luxurious Frette linens.
What’s more, couples need not leave to enjoy any of the resort’s amenities: anything from spa treatments to sunset canapés can be enjoyed in-sanctuary. Take room service to a new level with a sensational six-course meal with wine pairings – you’ll even be serenaded by an acoustic guitarist!
For more romantic hotel options in the Caribbean, read all about our irresistible adult-only resorts in the Caribbean.
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3. Jungle Bubble – Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Thailand
Ethically run Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai allows guests to glamp in Northern Thailand’s dense jungle, for an immersive, close-to-nature experience.
The brand new, air-conditioned Jungle Bubbles can be booked in addition to your reserved resort room, as part of an unforgettable dusk-’til-dawn experience. Perched on an elevated wooden deck with complete privacy from the resort, enter the bubble enclosure at sunset to watch free-roaming elephants in their natural habitat and overnight, stargaze through the transparent roof.
Choose between the one-bedroom ensuite Jungle Bubbles for couples, or the expansive Jungle Bubble Lodge for families and groups, with two bedrooms and a generous outdoor deck with a plunge pool and lounge area. Lodge guests can even enjoy a private evening with the resort’s elephant specialist, to learn about the plight of elephants and their future in Thailand.
Aside from the incredible bubble experience, don’t miss the “Walking with Giants” tour, trekking along the Ruak River with a mahout and joining in with elephant bath time.
4. The Rock Retreat, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
From photogenic rock retreats to jungle-clad hideaways, this rustic yet luxurious resort is home to some of the world’s most amazing hotel rooms to totally escape from reality. A total of 62 villas are spread out on the beach, over the water, between the rocks or on a mountain slope. All have the wow-factor, with private pools and panoramic ocean vistas, however there’s one that stands out from the crowd.
Comprising a cluster of pavilions perched amid iconic boulders at the water’s edge, the aptly named Rock Retreat features over 5,000 square feet of space and faces west for the most beautiful sunsets.
Two master ensuite bedrooms, a living pavilion (which can be converted to a third bedroom with a bathroom), outdoor dining and massage salas are tucked away amongst the rocky peninsula. In addition, a large private pool blends naturally with the horizon and wooden steps provide direct access to the turquoise sea for swimming and snorkelling. You’ll also have access to a dedicated GEM (Guest Experience Maker) on call 24 hours a day, who can help plan everything from island excursions to private dining.
As you’ll seldom see other guests at The Rock Retreat, it’s perfect for those after complete privacy and seclusion. It can only be accessed by a speedboat or via a private wooden walkway and is a twenty-minute walk from the main restaurant and bar.
5. Underwater Suite, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Experience Middle Eastern opulence at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai’s most iconic luxury hotel. Nothing in this lavish property (or Dubai, for that matter) is understated, so choose one of the Signature Suites for all-out luxury.
Be transported to a world of opulence and grandiosity in the utterly unique Underwater Suite, a 165-square-metre haven of tranquillity stretching over three floors.
Immense floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the suite look into the hotel’s renowned Ambassador Lagoon. Home to 65,000 marine animals, this habitat focuses on marine life found in the local waters of the Arabian Gulf, including golden trevally, cobias, crescent angelfish and up to 14 different species of sharks and rays.
Enter the upper reception level via your private lift, where a sweeping staircase leads down to the lavish lounge and dining area where lagoon waters gently lap at the window. For unbelievable underwater vistas, the beautiful, fully submerged bedroom is on the ground floor. Marvel at marine life from the marble bath, and take “deep sleep” to a whole new level as fish swim right past your king-size bed.
In addition to 24-hour private butler service and VIP in-room check-in, luxurious extras for Underwater Suite guests include daily continental breakfast, afternoon tea, evening drinks and canapés at the Imperial Club Lounge, plus private beach access and priority reservations at world-class restaurants including Nobu and Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen.
6. The Residences, Laucala Island, Fiji
Every element of the private bures (traditional Fijian wood and thatch huts) is executed to perfection, and you have four distinct settings to choose between: hilltop, beach, jungle and overwater lagoon.
One of the highest – and most breathtaking – residences in our opinion is Peninsula Udu, which could easily be described as a ‘resort within a resort’. Surrounded by Laucala’s tropical rainforest and blue Melanesian waters, the residence sleeps two guests and is the quintessential romantic retreat. You’ll want for nothing with a private pool, outdoor bath, yoga deck, light-flooded lounge and even access to a private beach set within a cove.
Your private tau (Fijian for ‘friend’) is also on hand to arrange anything from a golf buggy ride to one of the exquisite beaches, to an in-villa breakfast and tailor-made experiences.
Despite being only seven miles long, this slice of Fijian paradise is home to a host of extraordinary activities that you can rarely find in a single island location. There’s a David McLay Kidd-designed 18-hole championship golf course, world-class sailing and watersports (including underwater scootering and submarine trips), plus the opportunity to explore the coconut plantations and beaches on the estate’s Fijian horses.
After an activity-packed day (if you can bear to leave your residence that is!), head to the glass-edged lap pool which sits above ground or the otherworldly beach bar – quite possibly two of the world’s most instagrammable spots. There’s a choice of three restaurants to dine in, and you can set your internal clock to ‘Fiji time’ with a sigh-inducing spa treatment at COMO Shambhala Retreat.
This exclusive private island with just 25 Residences is part of our small and personal luxury hotels collection.
7. Penthouse Suite, Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Florida
Designed by film director Baz Luhrmann, the bi-level residence is one of the most exclusive accommodations in all of Miami. Alongside the five bedrooms, vast entertaining areas and full kitchen, it’s got all the additional luxuries you’d expect; marble bathrooms, powder rooms, a lift and media room, not to mention panoramic ocean views and opulent gold and cheetah-print accents.
Designed to seamlessly blend the indoors with outdoor living, the Penthouse Suite’s five bedrooms feature furnished balconies to enjoy sunrise to sunset views, plus there’s a sea-facing balcony stretching the length of the room’s massive living space to admire the the turquoise ocean and pearlescent white Miami Beach.
And if being on top of the world with stunning views isn’t enough, you’ll have your very own butler to cater to your every whim…come day or night. For even more opulence, indulge at the hotel’s restaurant by celebrity chef Francis Mallmann, ultra-luxurious spa and cabaret-style theatre. There’s even a 24K-gold woolly mammoth sculpture by Damien Hirst in the lobby!
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