This luxury dive resort and conservation centre is built in splendid isolation about 4-5 hour boat ride southwest of Sorong on a private island. Surrounded by an archipelago of uninhabited islands, it is difficult to imagine a more remote location and more spectacular views from the cottages fringing the turquoise lagoon.
Glenburn is a working tea estate established in 1860 by Scottish tea planters, with 1,600 acres of verdant forest, rolling hills, tea picker villages and a pair of river valleys to explore. The main house is a restored tea planter’s bungalow with 4 attractive suites and a romantic veranda offering exquisite views over the tea plantations and out to the Himalayas.
This boutique property is set on a hilltop above Pokhara in western Nepal boasting the most spectacular Himalayan views. Tiger Mountain Lodge has been acclaimed for its commitment to eco-tourism and offers the perfect base from which to enjoy the breathtaking local landscape with unbeatable views over the Annapurna Range and the famous ‘Fishtail’ Mountain.
Encircled by volcanoes, tucked away in Losari village, Magelang, 900 metres above the plains of Central Java, MesaStila sits in a coffee plantation, a place ripe in jungle and simply stunning scenery. The site encompasses an impressive 22 hectares of land, with lush tropical gardens giving way to untamed jungle, and, in the distance, eight volcanoes. After passing through the hotel’s little reception area, you are greeted by immaculate manicured lawns and beautiful sprawling grounds as far as the eye can see.
5. Six Senses Yao Noi, Ko Yao Noi, Thailand
This amazing resort is located on a small island called Ko Yao Noi in Phang Nga Bay, surrounded by incredible limestone pinnacles. Yao Noi and it´s neighbor Yao Ya are away from busy Phuket and Krabi, but perfectly located between two airports. Spread over 24 acres of beautiful natural environment, the scenery is magical and inspirational as you look out upon tropical paradise.
6. Park Hotel, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan
Like many Tokyo hotels, the Park Hotel occupies part of a mixed-use skyscraper; in this case, ten uppermost floors of the Shiodome Media Tower, right in the heart of downtown. Architecturally, the Park Hotel is quite unique — the core of the building has been hollowed out, so that its 273 rooms all face outward with incredible views across Tokyo. The result is a sun-drenched ten-story atrium, extending 120 feet straight up to the skyscraper’s glass ceiling.
Set amidst a canvas of verdant rice paddies and surrounded by mystical mountains, Sanak Retreat in North Bali is a true testament to a very real, yet elegant retreat that has been handpicked with humanity in mind. Watch the sun go down from a bungalow that sits over ancient rice fields with uninterrupted views towards Java.
Inle Princess Resort lies on the eastern bank of Inle Lake next to the Magyizin Village, surrounded by magnificent views across the dreamy waters towards the blue mountain ranges and rice paddy fields. Each Chalet has a large front facing glass window that naturally lights up the inside of the room and provides you with enviable views of the vibrant colours and beautiful wildlife of the lake.
9. Number ONE Mirissa, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Set in half an acre of terraced grounds, the hotel’s stunning location provides panoramic views of the beach and bays beyond. A sensitively designed hotel that pays homage to Bawa and colonial traditionalism, the resort drips with sumptuous luxury. Intense pink sunsets form a vivid backdrop to this tranquil beach hideaway, where each suite features large terraces with stunning views out to sea.
10. Tanjong Jara Resort, Terengganu , Malaysia
Resembling a 17th-century Malay palace, this is a lovely retreat set against a backdrop of lush, tropical jungle, pristine golden beaches and the glistening, turquoise-blue South China Sea. Tanjong Jara Resort boasts an idyllic location where every room celebrates traditional royal luxury and views over the waters.