When you are traveling, a nice and luxurious lodging can make your experience much more satisfying and rewarding. The perfect lodging will place you right in the middle of some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth, proffering a range of outdoor activities for you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. However, finding good lodges and resorts to stay in during your trips could be a tiresome activity. Many surveys have managed to obtain votes of people on their favorite extravagant resorts and lodges in the world. Bringing in new openings and new parts of the world, these lodgings are quite comfortable for people who love lavish stays while traveling around the globe. Whether you are on a ski trip in the wonderful mountain ranges of the world, are enjoying some beach time, or going on a safari in the African wilderness – there are some brilliant luxury lodges that will make your trips worthwhile and unforgettable. Here are 20 luxury lodgings across the world you must visit during your lifetime.
1. Angama Mara, Masai Mara
Sitting on the edge of Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara is a beautiful owner-run safari lodge overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara.This serene lodge has well-designed inside-outside living spaces which are separated by 33 feet tall windows. This modern Maasai architectural masterpiece features elegant handcrafted furniture, sweeping canvas, and polished parquet floors. It is located in the proximity of Mara River, where wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the beauty of nature.
2. Chinzombo, South Luangwa National Park
This six villa luxury lodging is located near Luangwa River amid the South Luangwa National Park. Chinzombo is one of the stylish luxury safari lodges in Africa and has enthralling walking safaris and unadulterated natural vistas adding to its beauty. The six Chinzombo villas, which seem to be floating over the landscape, are made of steel, wood, and natural fabrics. The spacious living quarters include cooled bedrooms, massive bathrooms, WiFi, and private plunge pools on shady decks.
3. Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone in Zambia
This luxury safari lodge perfectly blends the modern lifestyle and natural splendor to proffer you a wonderful holiday amid the wilderness. This property flaunts its serene setting with Zambezi River flowing across it. The lodge features spacious riverside suites complete with en suite bathrooms and private decks. It also offers shared areas for relaxation, a dining area, and a library with WiFi connectivity. The communal deck is situated on the riverside and has a sunken boma area and an infinity pool. Moreover, there is also a gym and spa at the lodge.
4. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro
This beautiful property has a timeless beauty and design, while it offers the beauty of the world’s largest caldera or spend a lazy day in your spacious room. Divided into three camps, 30 suites with banana leaf ceilings and grass roofs, this stunning lodge provides an exclusive experience. The traditional Maasai architecture successfully preserves its vintage charm, the fine dining experience, and personal butler services will ensure a lavish stay.
5. Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Serengeti
It is a perfect place to stay with its vintage vibe and manor-style interiors. Located on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill, this lodge offers welcoming views of Serengeti plains. Featuring 10 stylish cottages with three different bedroom options, the property is perfect for family vacationers. The lodge has an elegant entrance, wraparound verandas, silver candelabras, and beautiful antiques, all paired with local artefacts and tribal cushions. Offering expansive en-suite bathrooms, dressing areas, fireplaces, living rooms, and French doors, the elegant cottages make for a wonderful stay.
6. Matetsi River Lodge, Zimbabwe
Located near Victoria Falls, this rustic lodge is majorly known for its contemporary African decor. The warm hospitality and plush accommodation offer luxury suites to private villas and family suites, wellness spas, and lip-smacking African cuisines. The 4-bedroom private villa offers the ideal home-away-from-home for families or friends traveling together. Keeping in with the awe-inspiring views of Victoria Falls, the location is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts.
7. Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Sitting on the idyllic Freycinet Peninsula, this luxury resort is famous for its surrounding natural beauty, incredible hiking opportunities, and many more exciting activities for vacationers. Featuring spacious suites with comfy beds, minibars, and fine dining restaurants – Saffire Freycinet is a must-visit lodge. The ultra-modern suites with floor-to-ceiling windows offer Wi-Fi, private courtyards or decks, living areas, and air conditioning. Upgraded suites include bay views, free champagne, kitchens, etc. The trendy lounge area has a hearth and comfortable outdoor seating.
8. Bugaboo Lodge, British Columbia
Located amid stunning glaciers and stark granite towers, this ski lodge has been luring in heli-skiers for many years now. The region provides a massive variety of terrain in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, while staying at the Bugaboo Lodge. It offers plenty of modern comforts and amazing views. The 32-room log-hewn lodge is filled with modern comforts, including inspired cuisines, deluxe accommodations, full-service amenities and one of the best hot tub views.
9. Explora Patagonia, Chile
This mountain lodge is set on a beautiful lake just below the jagged peaks of Torres del Paine massif. The luxury lodge offers over 50 different exhilarating activities, allowing you to explore the diverse landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park. The all-inclusive lodge is eco-friendly and luxurious, with an outstanding eatery, and a bathhouse with an indoor pool and spa. The lodge included facilities like meals, tours, park fees, and airport transfers. It has an airy restaurant, a cozy bar, and a TV lounge with a fireplace.
10. Salkantay Lodge and Adventure Resort, Peru
Located in Soraypampa Valley of Peru, Salkantay Lodge and Adventure Resort is one of the four lavish weigh stations on a lesser-known Inca route from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. Featuring luxurious lodgings including outdoor hot tub, the place also offers multiple adventurous activities for its guests such as hiking, horseback riding, etc. There are 12 double or twin rooms, each featuring private bathrooms with hot and cold running water. It offers a snuggly reading room and a fire-warming living room to relax in.
11. Jungle Bay, Dominica
Jungle Bay offers sweeping panoramas of the wild Atlantic, which sits across 55 acres of the only developed section of the island’s southeast region. It features popular goings-on that include hiking to waterfalls and natural hot springs as well snorkeling and even diving with sea turtles. The rooms feature hand-painted bedding by artisans, palm tree-inspired lamps handmade in Dominica, bamboo furnishings, jungle spa bathroom with raindrop shower-head and indoor tropical oasis, coffee, and tea maker, and mini-refrigerator. Many rooms of the lodging are perched on the cliff, offering jaw-dropping vistas. Providing an al fresco semi-open-air island experience, the resort’s restaurant overlooks the Caribbean Sea.
12. ION Adventure Hotel, Iceland
Surrounded by hot springs and perched below a towering volcano, this hotel is one of the best for viewing the Northern Lights. It is merely minutes away from one of the most famous scuba diving sites in the world, and divers can swim in the fissure between North America and Eurasia. The luxe property offers multitudes of exciting activities like guided rafting, kayaking, glacier and horseback tours. The sleek and modern rooms have wood floors, sitting areas and designer toiletries, free WiFi, flat-screens, and espresso machines. Upgraded rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows. It also has an airy eatery, a bar, a posh spa with a heated outdoor pool and a sauna.
13. Kauri Cliffs Lodge, New Zealand
Kauri Cliffs is a renowned luxurious boutique golf resorts, and its 6,000-acre property serves plenty of other fun activities. This lodge is a wonderful stay option for people who love the sea, with its extra-luxurious accommodations. The property includes three beaches, including one with pink sand and one which is excellent for surfing. Refined rooms of the lodge offer WiFi access, flat-screens, minibars, sitting areas, fireplaces and balconies. The 2- and 4-bedroom villas have kitchens and living areas, as well as outdoor pools or whirlpool baths. Other facilities include a golf course, gardens, a formal restaurant with a terrace and ocean views. It also features a spa, a gym and a sauna.
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15. Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia
Located against the backdrop of the Mongolian Gobi Altai Mountains, Three Camel Lodge is made up of traditional Mongolian tents. This adventure lodge serves as an incredibly scenic base for exploring the natural beauty around it. There are numerous things to do in the 12-mile radius of the lodge, like hiking, biking, and guided tours of the Gobi’s famous sites. Each tent has hand-painted carved furniture, thick camel-hair blankets, and wool carpets. Heated by a wood-burning stove and offering a hand-painted king or two twin beds, every room in the lodge features a private bathroom.
16. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Canada
Situated on a remote coastal region of Vancouver Island, Clayoquot is a unique safari lodge that can only be accessed by boat. This eco-safari lodge has plenty of views and amenities to offer to its guests. Lodging is in safari-style with ultra-luxe tents, complete with radiant floor bathroom heating. There is a yoga studio and lounge tents with games and art. Upgraded luxury tents add en suite bathrooms with indoor or outdoor shower facilities. It also has a tented spa and a many activities such as horseback riding with tours to a ghost town, whitewater and flatwater kayaking and hiking.
17. Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado
It offers a distinct adventure that includes staying in a brilliantly restored 19th-century ghost town with mineral hot springs. The five-star property is located against a backdrop of aspens and the rocky San Juan Range, and offers a lavish spa, well-stocked library and a saloon with wagon-wheel chandeliers. This luxurious, secluded retreat sits about 30 miles southwest of Telluride. You can go heli-skiing, rock climbing or hike scenic trails.
18. COMO Uma, Bhutan
Bhutan is one of the most beautiful, less-discovered and less-polluted countries. Two COMO Uma lodging options are merely five hours apart on the Punakha and Paro Valleys. Both lodges offer a wide array of guided biking and hiking, and visits to the famed high-altitude monasteries including Tiger’s Nest. The contemporary rooms offer free WiFi, satellite TV and DVD players, as well as minibars, tea and coffee-making facilities and stunning mountain views. Suites and separate living areas and wet bars. Private villas have indoor and outdoor living spaces, and separate rooms for spa treatments.
19. Blanket Bay, New Zealand
Blanket Bay is a splendid lodge that faces Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by thousands of acres of sheep-station land. Bordered on two sides of national parks, the lodge sits in front of the rugged high country, soaring mountains, ancient beech forests, and glacier-fed rivers. The picturesque setting offers a perfect opportunity for hiking, riding, fishing, and water sports activities. In the middle of the lodge, the Great Room has a grand fireplace, antique wooden floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The rest of the property offers beautiful lakeside rooms and suites each with its own balcony or terrace.
20. Tintswalo Safari Lodge, South Africa
The luxurious Tinstwalo Safari Lodge shares a border with the renowned Kruger National Park. Located on the private ManyeletiGame Reserve, the lodge offers suites decorated with rich, Persian rugs, canopied beds, clawfoot tubs, and thatched terraces with private plunge pools. A complimentary spa treatment and stargazing tours are also available. The lodge suites are authentically decorated to reflect the colonial times and evoking the adventures of 19th-century explorers after they are named.