There are hundreds of excellent resorts around the world for all types of travelers including singles, couples and families. These are seven of the best to check out in 2016.
1. Ambassador in Paradise – Boracay, Philippines
The Ambassador of Paradise can be found on the small, inviting island of Boracay in the Philippines. This friendly five-star resort consists of 50 suites and rooms and sits in a tranquil area of Boat Station 1 beach. There are half a dozen different classes of rooms/suites which all come with top-class amenities, balconies, butler service and free shuttle to anywhere on Boracay. The beachside Ambassador of Paradise resort is a stone’s throw from the island’s top restaurants and shopping centres and also has its own upscale dining area. In addition, free Wi-Fi is provided along with a hot tub and swimming pool.
For more information visit: boracayresortsguide.com
2. Milos M1-Greece
The Milos M1 resort in Greece is an ideal vacation rental for groups of eight to 12 people. This unique cliff-top villa provides amazing views from its island location and offers plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Guests at the Milos M1 resort are offered direct access to a private beach while the multi-bedroom and bathroom rooms suite come with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Daily cleaning is provided and there’s also a swimming pool for guests.
For more information visit: ultravilla.com
3. Elbow Beach Resort-Bermuda
The small, colourful island of Bermuda is an ideal holiday spot at anytime of the year with the Elbow Beach Resort being one of its most popular locations. The resort is situated on 50 beautiful acres next to the soft sandy beach and amazing coral reefs. The family-friendly location provides babysitting services, a kids’ camp, and daily activities. The balconied suites come with spas and stunning ocean views and provide easy access to a swimming pool and private pink-sand beach. Water sports equipment can be found here and the Venetian private yacht can be hired. In addition, you’ll find an honour bar, fitness room, recreation lounge, library, pool table, horseback riding, trails, tennis courts and scooter rentals.
For more information visit: elbowbeachbermuda.com
4. Penina Hotel & Golf Resort-Portugal
The Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, which lies in Portugal’s sunny Algarve region near the town of charming Portimao, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. The five-star luxury resort is deal for both golf and beach lovers as it sits inside of 360 acres of natural beauty with the ocean just a short trip away. The resort is home to three separate courses including the first 18-hole championship course in the area. The resort offers bed and breakfast suites, golf tournaments, the Blue Lounge, the Kangaroo Kids Club, children’s amenities and activities, and the Le Grill Restaurant.
For more information visit: penina.com
5. Amansara Resort-Cambodia
The Villa Princiere belonged to Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk back in 1962 and the property has now been reborn as the Amansara resort in the community of Siem Reap. This location features two dozen suites with 12 of them having their own private swimming pool. Guides are available to take guests to nearby ancient sites such as Angkor Wat. The open-plan suites offer splendid views as they’re outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass doors which lead to the colourful gardens. Guests will also find luxurious spa treatments and dining on site.
For more information visit: aman.com
6. Gora Kadan-Japan
The Gora Kadan resort is located close to Japan’s Mount Fuji in the gorgeous town of Hakone. This elegant Ryokan used to be the imperial family’s summer residence and now provides 37 rooms that come with sliding glass doors which lead to gorgeous Zen-like gardens. Gora Kadan also features open air hot-spring baths, multi-course kaiseki dinners, an on-site spa, hot tubs, swimming pool, exercise room and sauna. The resort is the ideal place to combine modern design elements with ancient Japanese traditions.
For more information visit: gorakadan.com
7. St. Regis Princeville Resort-Kauai, Hawaii
Guests to the St. Regis Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii will see some of the most fascinating views in all of North America. The north-shore complex is home to 251 rooms/suites and sits on a cliff overlooking Hanalei Bay. The five-star retreat offers luxury, but still maintains a laid-back, local vibe. The resort lies in the 9,000-acre community of Princeville in Hanalei and provides fine dining, dinners shows, a swimming pool, athletic centre, spa, golfing, yoga, and numerous other activities. The St. Regis Princeville Resort is also ideal for meetings and tropical weddings.
For more information visit: 1hotels.com/hanalei-bay