Did you see part one of our international bucket list? ICYMI, we have so many amazing places on our list, that we’re breaking it up into a 3 part series! When you think of a dream vacation, what do you envision? Is it white sandy beaches and all-inclusive dining? Is it adventure and sight seeing? Maybe it’s a longer vacation where you travel to several countries to see the world? Whatever the case may be, we guarantee you’ll fall in love with the properties we’ve listed below. We can’t wait to cross some of these off of our international bucket list!
JOALI | Muravandhoo, Maldives
This unconventional luxury resort, in the northern Maldives, is surrounded by white sand beaches and brilliant blue waters. The JOALI resort has a “Joy of Living” philosophy, and is the first and only art-immersive resort in the Maldives, featuring works from established, emerging and local artists. As if it couldn’t get any better, it also sits on one of the largest and deepest ring shaped reefs in the world!
Let us fill you in on the JOALI, Maldives, unconventional luxury. The resort features 73 villas with dedicated butlers known as “jadugars” (the Maldivian word for “magician”) where you truly feel like royalty. They also offer various innovative dining concepts, JOALI Spa by ESPA, standout destination programming, luxury amenities and more. Maldives here we come!
Andronis Concept Wellness Resort | Imerovigli, Santorini
Andronis Concept resort sits on one of the highest points of Santorini and blends seamlessly into the hillside which offers the utmost of privacy – talk about extraordinary views! Each suite has an ocean-facing infinity pool, with breathtaking sunsets and sunrises when the sky turns shades of pink.
If you’re into hiking and whole body wellness, this is the place for you! There is a hiking path that runs parallel to the property if you want to explore on your own, or they also have wellness experts that offer daily hikes, yoga, tennis, personal training, and nutritionist approved Greek cookery lessons. This is a dream spot if you’re headed to Greece!
Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius | Mauritius, Trou d’Eau Douce, Mauritius
Have you dreamed of traveling to the serene Indian Ocean? This resort sits on over two miles of stunning beachfront and lush, tropical gardens. It’s nestled in the spectacular Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, which is the perfect private luxury hideaway destination. Shangri-La offers trendy dining experiences, private island retreats, CHI The Spa and two championship golf courses. Is Mauritius calling your name?
Eden Roc Cap Cana | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Eden Roc Cap Cana is known for creating ‘out-of-this-world’ experiences and providing travelers with an ultra-luxe boutique paradise experience. What does that entail exactly? Let us give you a brief summary of some of the things they offer. Your experience at Eden Roc Cap Cana can include things like : private Ecotourism Safaris, private helicopter excursions to the isolated islands off the Dominican Republic coast, humpback whale encounters in their sanctuary in Samaná Bay, horseback riding in the rainforest, beachfront picnics, and more!
Now, for the ultra-luxe boutique piece. All guest rooms, suites and unique villas have their own pool and private butler. Ultra-luxxe experience? Yes, indeed! Natura Bissé Spa offers an extensive endless wellbeing program, Mediterranean-inspired restaurants and unforgettable panoramic ocean views. It’s the best Caribbean location for an intimate destination wedding, honeymoon, or a romantic getaway.
Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé | Loire Valley, France
This resorts prime location sits in the Loire Valley between northern and southern France, and is just a short 55-minute train ride from central Paris. This intimate and highly luxurious 17-room chateau features a variety of accommodations, including : a grand salon, a formal and informal dining room, a signature restaurant, game room, outdoor pool, orangeries, an intimate spa, and 80 acres of meadows and magnificent gardens.
Depending on your preferences, the Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé offers a variety of accommodations. As a guest, you can explore the magnificent property and enjoy their on-site activities, plan a visit to local wineries and more for an unforgettable stay, wedding, or honeymoon.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
As Mexico’s first Waldorf Astoria, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal lies on an extraordinary 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. This resort offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication and personalized service from a team of personal concierges, who are available during guests’ entire visit. As if this resort couldn’t be any more magical, it’s accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel.
The Waldorf Astoria boasts 115 rooms with a private plunge pool and stand-alone Private Pedregal Homes. Guests can enjoy their award-winning spa, acclaimed cliff-side dining, private destination-inspired excursions, sunset yacht cruises, and so much more! If you’re looking for a small wedding destination, you’re in luck. The surrounding area offers stunning backdrops for a beach or mountainside wedding, while the resort’s experienced team works to create the ideal wedding for guests, from traditional Mexican celebrations to modern, casual beach affairs.
The Shore Club | Turks and Caicos
This is a hidden oasis on the shores of Long Bay Beach, where it’s the only development. The Shore Club offers some of the most sought after luxury villas in the Caribbean. With its Caribbean charm and exclusive grounds, The Shore club has the most enchanting ocean views imaginable. Guests can expect large suites with sweeping ocean views, four expansive pool areas, the naturally-inspired Dune Spa and five globally-inspired dining venues and bars. Do you see why this resort made it onto our international bucket list? We can’t wait to visit Turks and Caicos!
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