The weeks leading up to a vacation can be stressful, what with flights and hotels to book, dinners to reserve, and excursions to plan—plus, everything needs to be in order back home or in the office before you can jet off with true peace of mind. So while it can be tempting to pack every minute full of activities, it’s worth leaving one day of your trip to truly relax, and perhaps treat yourself to a spa day.
But what better way to relax and sight-see at the same time than visiting a hotel spa that’s got breathtaking views of its surroundings? While quality treatments and high-end products are essential for spa day magic, some of the best hotel spas also employ a strong sense of place—whether perched atop a mountain or set on a beach—to fully immerse guests in the moment.
Given Seoul’s massive size, there’s no shortage of things to see and do—from sampling mouthwatering street food to being dazzled by historic palaces. And if you think New York never sleeps, brace yourself. Seoul’s energy pulses nonstop 24/7, making it an equally sublime destination for day trippers and night owls.
As for where to decompress after being out and about all day (and night)? Look no further than this guide to the best hotels in Seoul:
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Looking to hit the beach in Bali? These beachfront hotels will keep you close to the white sand and turquoise shores.
Long revered as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, Bali spoils travelers with epic chances to see forested volcanos, iconic terraced rice paddies, gushing waterfalls and lush tropical greenery. But no Balinese vacation would be complete without a trip to the beach. This Indonesian island’s palm-fringed beaches are famous for their sugary sand and cerulean waters.
Whether you’re a surfer, a snorkeler or a sun-soaker, you’ll want to spend some time along the stunning coastline of this paradise—and the best places to do it are at the beachfront hotels in Bali.
Here are the best six beachfront hotels in Bali:
Readers of Travel + Leisure gave The Leela Palace Udaipur 98.89 out of 100 in the publication’s annual ‘World’s Best 100 Hotels’ awards, which earned it the top spot.
The 72-room, eight-suite Rajasthan hotel was lauded for its ‘breathtaking view of Lake Pichola’, ‘excellent facilities’, and its emphasis on good service. One fan said the spot would be ‘ideal for honeymoons or special celebrations’ because of its romantic atmosphere.
In second place was The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming – with an overall score of 98.67.
For wildlife fanatics third prize winner Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa might appeal. It has three rustic-styled luxury lodges set within a sprawling privately owned game reserve.
Scroll down for a tour of the hotels that made it into the top 10.
Just like the cast of characters you’ll encounter in Florida’s southernmost tip, no two Keys are exactly alike—and neither are their hotels.
Drive south from Miami along this southernmost stretch of the continental U.S.and you’ll discover an intriguing collection of islands strung together like a shell necklace, each with its own vibe. First up is the kitschy-cute Key Largo, where t-shirt shops may outnumber the tropical fish in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Dive into the gin-clear waters here, then rest your salty head at a boutique-style hotel from some of the big name players in the space. If you continue down Overseas Highway you’ll get to Islamorada, which takes its name from the purple-hued sunsets visible from the beachside hammocks and outdoor tiki bars. Further south still, Duck Key beckons families with a plush summer camp vibe. So whether fish trophies and shiplap or cosmopolitan coastal float your boat, there’s a hotel, and a Key, to match your every mood.
Sydney is a child’s playground. There are beaches and interactive museums, nature walks and family-friendly restaurants… For Sydney children, summer is spent on the beach; morning swims roll into afternoons spent wandering the rockpools, searching for hermit crabs and collecting shells. From high-end properties providing miniature robes and personalised welcome packs, to self-contained apartments with much-needed laundry and cooking facilities, the following properties are the ones where you need not worry (too much) if your children make noise at breakfast or trek sand through the lobby.
Although it may be the middle of July and you’ve hopefully already locked in some time out of town already this summer, it’s never too late to book a last-minute weekend away. And sure, it may be tough to find the time (or money) to high-tail it to Europe or other popular hotspots during the big travel season, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to treat yourself to a unique adventure Stateside. To help you make it happen, we’ve pulled together a list of charming, classy, and remarkably affordable gems on Airbnbs in all parts of the country that you can book right now for under $160 a night
San Diego is a stunning city on the bay where visitors can engage in water sports, mountain climbing, and any of the outdoor activities that bring visitors to Southern California throughout the year. Cultural attractions in the city include the San Diego Symphony, the Museum of Photographic Arts, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Visitors can also discover the city’s rich history at such locales as the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Whaley House Museum, and the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá.
No matter what brings you to San Diego, consider these top places to say. Choosing the right hotel will enable you to customize your vacation to be exactly what you hope it will be.
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From boutique hotels with private beach access to grand properties with views of the Adriatic, the best luxury hotels in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
It’s not hard to find luxury in the Croatian resort town of Dubrovnik. Situated on the edge of the Adriatic sea on the southernmost tip of Croatia, Dubrovnik attracts vacationers—particularly Game of Thronesfans longing to see King’s Landing locations—with a combination of a warm climate, beautiful medieval setting and fantastic access to the Dalmatian coast.
Not all luxury properties are created equally though, especially in this town where so much revolves around beach life, the historic walled city and the attractions within. Here are the best luxury hotels with access to both the tourist hotspots and the fantastic Adriatic coast.
Eating well, looking good, and keeping healthy is very much part of the culture in Sydney. While Sydneysiders like to play hard, they also spend a lot of time, and money, on self care. These properties are the ones at which you can expect slippered feet tiptoeing softly along Moroccan-tiled floors, organic skincare products you wish you could afford to have in your own bathroom, calming music mingling with aromatherapy, and relaxation treatments that last almost the entire day. You can even slip out of a spa and into a Roman-style pool illuminated only by a faux twinkling night sky. A few of the hotels have gorgeous rooftop pools, too. See below for our pick of the best hotel spas in Australia’s dazzling harbour city. … continue reading The best spa hotels in Sydney, from ancient healing techniques to stylish pools with harbour views