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TOP 50 RESORTS 2016

No.1 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

InterContinental Danang– Vietnam

Officially Asia's Leading Luxury Resort 2016. Enjoy the very best of Vietnam at the multi-award winning InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, a luxury hillside resort and spa overlooking a sparkling private bay. Famed architect Bill Bensley has reimagined Vietnamese design, history and myth with his characteristic whimsy, creating a magical retreat over four levels—Heaven, Sky, Earth and Sea. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be pampered by the InterContinental’s personal service and unparalleled amenities.

Discover culinary artistry at La Maison 1888 helmed by world-acclaimed chef Pierre Gagnaire. Soothe body and soul in our custom spa packages at HARNN Heritage Spa and treat yourself to the world’s finest pedicure at PEDI:MANI:CURE Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. Meet your neighbours, the rare red-shanked douc langurs who inhabit the lush forests of Monkey Mountain, or simply kick back and enjoy our 700-meter private beach.

http://danang.intercontinental.com/

No.2 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

One & Only The Palm - Dubai

Arrive in style by limousine or boat at the private marina of Dubai's most intimate new beach resort. Discover this exquisite low-rise boutique oasis located on the lush, landscaped private peninsula of the Palm Jumeirah crescent. One&Only The Palm blends Moorish and Andalusian architecture with contemporary chic interiors, consisting of 91 keys and 4 exclusive Beach Villas. Stylish guest rooms are secluded in a residential environment within the tri-level Manor House, six low-rise Mansions and four private Beach Villas. Once relaxed and unpacked, indulge in the resort's private leisure facilities including a stunning 850 square-metre swimming pool, 450 metres of beach front and the outstanding all-suite One&Only Spa and fitness centre. Includes Daily Breakfast in Zest. Plus, families staying three nights or more will receive one complimentary Aquaventure Waterpark ticket per person per stay until 30 September 2016, unlocking unlimited thrills at the largest and most exciting water par k in the Middle East. Situated across 42 acres of coastline, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai creates a stage of vibrant water experiences such as Master Blasters, speed slides, rivers and rapids. Enjoy the thrill of Aquaventure Waterpark, explore the Dubai marine life of The Lost Chambers and make your dreams come true at Dolphin Bay. The waters of Atlantis await!

https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-the-palm-dubai/

No.3 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

ZayaNurai Island – Abu Dhabi

Situated along the Arabian Gulf, at just 12-minute boat ride from Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island and 60-minute journey from Downtown Dubai, Nurai is a private island home of the exclusive boutique resort ZayaNurai Island. Each of the 32 private and elegant villas is designed to blend perfectly into the landscape of the island with private pools and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning ocean views.

Guests enjoy luxurious in-room amenities, gourmet dining, high speed internet and dedicated butler service. Nurai Island offers first-class spa facilities with a wide range of treatments, as well as an exciting diving experience and water sport activities at the 5* PADI dive center. A wide range of activities and outdoor games for grown-ups and children make Nurai the perfect destination for young couples and families. Nestled among palm trees, 'Petit Z' is the island's custom designed kids' club.

http://zayanuraiisland.com/

No.4 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Constance Moofushi - Maldives

Barefoot chic, villas on dazzling white sand or on stilts that float above the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean; choose from one of the 24 beach villas, 56 water villas or 30 senior water villas at Constance Moofushi. Set on its own secluded island, the resort is a perfect combination of luxury and simplicity where everything is taken care of with our All-Inclusive Cristal Package - from premium drinks, exquisite cuisine to luxurious accommodation and innovative spa treatments! And if you are not exploring one of the best diving sites in the world around the South Ari Atoll; try Ymalia’s innovative bio marine spa treatments for a more beautiful you. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal clear water, Constance Moofushi is one of our unique resorts with a soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic.

https://www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/maldives/moofushi/

No.5 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Royalton Rivera Cancun Resort & Spa– Mexico

Your All-In Luxury® vacation starts in Mexico’s Caribbean paradise. Cancun is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations because of its great fashion and shopping, ecological tours for the more adventurous, fabulous bars and restaurants, world class golf and so much more. The newest resort Royalton Riviera Cancun is located just a 15 minute drive from the Cancun International Airport.

A warm reception and chilled cocktail set the tone for a week of extravagance. After a day of indulging in our extensive and unlimited reservation-free dining and drink services and partaking of our activities, sports, and entertainment program, guests will appreciate the comfort of our modern and spacious rooms.

Royalton Riviera Cancun is comprised of 3 distinct sections, all unique to our guests’ needs and vacation styles. Choose from the Resort or Diamond Club™ sections or enjoy the ultimate luxury in our resort within a resort, the Hideaway at the Royalton Riviera Cancun. Our modern facilities, warm staff, and exhilarating locale rich with culture and world-class cuisine are the backdrop for an unforgettable All-In Luxury® escape.

http://www.royaltonresorts.com/en/riviera-cancun.aspx

No.6 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

The SamayaSeminyak Bali-Indonesia

To many regular travellers to this region, Bali is synonymous with paradise, where one comes to find peace, tranquility and relaxation whilst experiencing its cultural traditions. Here at the TheSamaya Bali we offer our guests the opportunity to experience all of these expectations and more during your visit. Staying with us, you have the option of not one, but two beautiful locations; either the hip district in Seminyak where one can choose our beachside setting or our Villas across the street set within a Tranquil peaceful Balinese Village or a tropical indulgence on the Ayung River in Ubud, the choice is there for you. We pride ourselves on providing unrivalled Balinese hospitality with a dining experience to match, and our 'we are here to serve' attitude will provide you with the stay you are looking for. Come and experience what our guests rave about for yourselves. Come and experience what our guests rave about for yourself.

http://www.thesamayabali.com/

No.7 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

The SamayaUbud Bali-Indonesia

The SamayaUbud was designed as an extension of the SamayaSeminyak, where our guests can experience the unique delivery of Balinese hospitality in another superb location set alongside the River Ayung.

With spacious villas spectacularly located in the Ayung valley, we see this as an ideal place to relax in a tropical paradise. Guests can encounter the artistic and cultural heart of the island, walk the infamous terraced rice fields and retreat to the peace and tranquility of the SamayaUbud.

Our 'Swept-away' restaurant, set upon the Ayung River, provides a soothing resonance whilst guests can enjoy a truly unique dining experience. The Executive Chef, I NyomanWiratma has emulated his successful style from the 5 years he spent at the award winning ‘Breeze’ restaurant at our Sister property SamayaSeminyak, where there is an array of modern and eclectic dishes, maintaining a strong focus on local produce and authentic flavours, which is what they are serving here for you.

I invite you to see all that Bali has to offer and trust that you will enjoy your relaxing stay with us.

www.ubud.thesamayabali.com/

No.8 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

AnantaraNaladhu– Maldives

A boutique hideaway where every stay is a mosaic of timeless moments. 20 spacious houses each with a private pool and personal House Master offer unsurpassed comfort, the idyllic luxury resort experience, and a graceful elegance that never goes out of style.

Set on the island of VelighanduHuraa amidst a quintessential collection of island gems in South Male Atoll, Naladhu is blessed with beautiful white sand on one side, and the lullaby of rolling Indian Ocean waves on the other. Elegantly designed with an emphasis on recreation, diving, indulgence and utter relaxation, this exquisite retreat features indoor-outdoor dining, a Spa, gym, tennis courts managed by Jim Courier tennis facility and a freshwater pool – all accessible to just 42 guests.

www.naladhu.com

No.9 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Hideaway At Royalton Riviera Cancun-Mexico

Discover Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun, the perfect place to open yourself up to an elegant adults only vacation experience. Savor gourmet cuisine, artfully prepared cocktails and enjoy the impossibly blue ocean, doing as much or as little as you’d like. Delight in the freedom of spontaneity with the perfect mix of daily water sports, fitness programs, yoga on the beach, or mixology classes beside the pool and unforgettable evenings of sunset champagne toasts, world-class dining and incomparable entertainment.

www.royaltonhideawayrivieracancun.com

No.10 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

AnantaraKihavah Villas Maldives

This upscale island resort is 6 km from Kendhoo Island. It is accessible by seaplane from Malé, the capital of Maldives.

The luxurious over-water and beach villas offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. All provide private pools, open-air bathrooms with hot tubs, and sea views. Upgraded villas add elegant living rooms, dining areas, butler's kitchens and private beaches.Amenities include an underwater restaurant featuring international cuisine, an Italian restaurant and pool bar with a modern vibe, and 4 open-air restaurants. There's an outdoor pool, a spa and a diving center. Watersports, tennis and private beaches are also available.

www.kihavah-maldives.anantara.com/

No.11 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Dubai-UAE

This luxurious low-rise desert resort is 4 km from Al Jiyad Stables and 16 km from Al Qudra Lake.

Stone-wall rooms offer lanterns, rainfall showers, and balconies with desert or courtyard views. All provide free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and minibars, along with tea and coffeemakers. Suites add private terraces, Majlis seating and breakfast. There's room service.

Amenities include 4 upscale restaurants: 1 Arabic, 1 Indian, 1 international and 1 pizzeria, in addition to 4 bars, including 1 swim-up bar and 2 relaxed rooftop lounges. There's also a spa, an outdoor pool and a kid's club. Activities such as camel rides and falconry are available.

www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams/

No.12 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Villa Del Palmar At The Islands Of Loreto Mexico

Within Danzante Bay, this sprawling beachfront resort overlooking the Sierra de La Giganta mountain range is 8 km from Highway 1 and 17 km from Puerto Escondido.

Featuring balconies or terraces with sea and mountain views, the suites offer kitchenettes or kitchens. They also have flat-screen TVs, desks and safes. Some have living rooms with pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites add Jacuzzis and butler service. Beachside bungalows have private hot tubs. There's room service. Freebies include breakfast and parking. There are 3 restaurants with bars (1 is fine dining) and 5 pools, plus a fitness center and a luxury spa with a meditation room.

www.villadelpalmarloreto.com/en/all-inclusive

No.13 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

AnantaraVeli - Maldives

Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a serene adults-only tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at AnantaraVeli Maldives Resort. Relax with your loved one, or friends in the over water bungalows of our Maldives resort as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of our island resort’s crystal clear lagoon. Unwind or discover a path of wellness at the SundariAyurvedic Spa with a range of treatments to soothe body and mind.

AnantaraVeli is perfectly suited to couples or groups of friends looking for a relaxing island hideaway where turquoise waters beckon from your choice of intimate accommodation bungalows, some with direct lagoon access. Unwind on a sun deck overlooking the palm fringed island and pristine coral reefs in the South Malé Atoll, just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.

http://veli-maldives.anantara.com/

No.14 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino Dominican Republic

Combining the charming culture of the Dominican Republic with a luxury product, exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail, the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino promises the vacation of your dreams.

Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is ideal for families and groups, and features a separate section dedicated to adults only vacations. With its All-In Luxury™ concept, regal furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Punta Cana hotel is sure to awaken your senses and treat you to a luxury vacation unlike any other.

Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino situated on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, only 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the destination of choice for vacationers with a penchant for luxury, comfort and style. Enjoy access to some of the facilities at Memories Splash Punta Cana, a fun-filled resort guaranteed to infuse your family vacation with the thrill of a Water Park for kids of all ages.

www.royaltonpuntacanaresort.com/

No.15 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Yamm Villa Resort Abu Dhabi-UAE

Enter a haven of rustic charm at our Sir Bani Yas Island resort, with wood beams and touches of local flair inspired by the barasti of the early fishermen who inhabited the island. Modern resort comforts abound in each of these private Abu Dhabi luxury villas. Step off your deck directly onto the sand, enjoying the starry night and cool evening breeze. Spend an afternoon admiring wildlife from the comfort of your villa overlooking the mystical hues of the mangrove lagoon and wild flamingos. The unique location of this island resort makes Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort a highly desirable choice for memorable holidays.

www.sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com/AlYammVillas/

No.16 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Parco San Marco- Italy

Overlooking Lake Lugano, this upscale, all-suite resort is 12 km from Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club, 17 km from Mt. Boglia and 18 km from the gardens at Villa Carlotta. The contemporary suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as kitchenettes and patios. Room service is available. Upgraded, duplex suites add lake-view balconies. There's also a villa with a kitchen, fireplace and hot tub.

Freebies include parking and a breakfast buffet. There are 5 restaurants, 4 bars, and indoor and outdoor pools, plus a kiddie pool. There's also a spa, a fitness room and a meditation pavilion.

www.parco-san-marco.com/en/resort/

No.17 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Radisson Blu HotelTala Bay Aqaba- Jordan

This luxurious modern seaside resort is a 6-minute walk from the Aqaba Archaeological Museum and 11 km from King Hussein International Airport.

Upscale rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. They also have tea and coffeemaking facilities, balconies and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms add separate living rooms and Nespresso machines.

The resort serves free breakfast. There are 6 eateries with cuisine ranging from local favorites to International classics, plus 3 beach bars. Cocktails and flavored tobacco are served on the deck. There’s a private beach, 5 swimming pools and an outdoor fitness area.

www.radissonblu.com/tala-bay

No.18 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Chic By Royalton-Dominican Republic

On the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach, CHIC by Royalton Luxury Resorts provides discerning adults an All Exclusive™ social vacation experience. CHIC Punta Cana captures the poolside atmosphere and luxury offerings of famed hot spots such as Vegas and South Beach with all 320 stylish rooms and suites designed in keeping with the trendiest hotels. The exceptional design here means every memory and the photos that capture them are vivid and stylish with rich attention-to-detail.

Part of award-winning Royalton Luxury Resorts, guests of CHIC sip premium cocktails and savor masterfully prepared food with friends both old and new, in an elegant yet relaxed resort ambiance, Enjoy your hard-earned vacation, romantic honeymoon, birthday bash or a simple ‘just because getaway’ in ways only CHIC can deliver. An All-Exclusive™ vacation means you’ll spend sultry afternoons inside private cabanas, dip into the Mermaid Pool with intricate tiled and glass-walls, savor culinary creations by a private chef or boost your energy with a rejuvenating visit to an onsite oxygen bar.

www.chicpuntacana.com/

No.19 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Keemala Phuket – Thailand

You are invited to experience an all pool villa wonderland set in the rainforest of Kamala, Phuket. Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and brings it to life through distinctive design and guests experiences. The spa treatments, holistic programs, gastronomic choices, activities and magical villas and cottages all promise to be beyond enchanting.

Shaded by an enchanted canopy of rainforest and connected together by a network of jungle walkways, our villas are complete with a private pool and are designed for guests wishing to experience a rustic, yet lavish, escape.

The designs of the villas have been inspired by the stories, cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of four groups of fictitious ancient Phuket settlers. Their characteristics are reflected in all elements of the villas and cottages, including the architecture, furnishings, decorative pieces, and even textiles.

Keemala's 38 pool villas are available as one-bedroom, two-bedroom, single-storey, as well as duplex styles. Details of villa types and features available below.

http://www.keemala.com/

No.20 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Banyan Tree Ko Samui-Thailand

Come into a universe where water meets sky and cascading terraces are fringed with hill coves and an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Thailand. Swim within a blissful haven in Koh Samui. Surrounded by waters that invite, entice and serenade, Banyan Tree Samui is infused with a timeless air of delicious mystery. Overlooking the scenic Lamai Bay, this Samui luxury resort, featuring elevated structures designed to reflect traditional Thai architecture, is nestled in a series of cascading terraces on a private hill cove in the southeastern coast of Koh Samui. Retreat from the dizzying pace of modernity into secluded haven where the hours melt into each other gently and peace is within your touch at all times.

www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-koh-samui

No.21 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND, AL SAHEL VILLA RESORT – ABU DHABI

Located within the celebrated Arabian Wildlife Park, Anantara Sir BaniYas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers an incomparable glimpse of natural beauty up close. Take guided treks to nearby salt-domed hilltops, pausing to admire the splendour of free-roaming animals. Cherish cosy evenings at the Savannah Grill, feasting on the freshest produce and succulent grilled meats.

Set amid the distinctive beauty of the desert, Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort is an elegant oasis effortlessly ensconced within the island’s rugged environment. From your private villa, catch rare glimpses of grazing gazelles and other island inhabitants. Unique amongst resorts in Abu Dhabi, we give you the chance to explore the savannah on nature and wildlife walks and marvel at views over the Gulf. Savour aperitifs infused with Arabian herbs, and spend evening hours unwinding in the warm waters of your personal plunge pool beneath the stars.

Situated on Sir BaniYas Island at the near foot of salt-domed hilltops and the open plains of the 4,100 hectare Arabian Wildlife Park, the 30 private villas offer luxury amenities with a traditional and authentic touch.

http://al-sahel.anantara.com/

No.22 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Intercontinental Bali-Indonesia

Among tropical beachfront gardens, this luxe resort is 4.8 km from the GWK Cultural Park and 7 km from Bandar Udara Internasional Ngurah Rai airport.

Featuring marble bathrooms and traditional wooden furnishings, the refined rooms, suites and villas provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. All have terraces or balconies; suites may include living/dining rooms, whirlpool tubs and/or butler services. Lavish villas add kitchens and private pools. Parking and breakfast are free. There are 5 restaurants and 6 outdoor pools, plus a day spa, a salon and a water sports center offering gear rentals. Other amenities include a gym and a shopping center.

www.intercontinental.com/Bali

No.23 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Ko Samui-Thailand

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is destined to be the most exclusive luxury hideaway resort on Koh Samui.

Our name Silavadee means "beautiful rock" in Thai, as it is located on Laem Nan Beach, between Chaweng and Lamai Beach, which has the most beautiful rock beach on Koh Samui. Comprising 44 pool villas and 36 deluxe rooms, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort has its own unique style with a ‘back to nature’ concept.

Enjoy the private infinity-edge pool and "Aqua Jet Massage Bed* Each villa has its own private pool equipped with an Aqua Jet Massage Bed. Our unique design 14 jets massage helps to stimulate and invigorate the entire body.

www.silavadeeresort.com/

No.24 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

V Villas Hua Hin, MGallery by Sofitel – Thailand

Award-winning V Villas Hua Hin is a sophisticated luxury retreat, designed by renowned French architect J.H. Boiffils for discerning guests in search of romance, revival, and recreation. The 13 exclusive pool villas, drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns of terraced rice paddies and the sophistication of Italian villazzos, are a private haven where guests can enjoy a life of luxury in a serene natural setting. Each villa's outstanding facilities and amenities include a private pool, welcoming bedrooms, spacious en suite bathrooms fully equipped with Aigner amenities, a large private pool, an iPad 2, complimentary Wi-Fi coverage throughout the whole resort and 24-hour butler service. Spa and fitness are available as well as the romantic submerged dining tables of Villazzo restaurant.

http://www.v-villashuahin.com/

No.25 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

SHERATON BALI KUTA RESORT – Indonesia

Welcome to the only 5-star resort in Kuta offering spacious rooms with views over the Indian Ocean. The resort is adjacent to Beachwalk, Bali’s famed and upscale shopping mall, and within reasonable distance from some of the island’s most popular tourist attractions, making it the perfect place to energize yourself on your next vacation.

INDULGE YOURSELF IN ONE OF OUR DINING OR BAR VENUES

Our team of culinary experts are inspired by Bali's fresh ingredients and herbs. We present the finest in dining and lively entertainment right in the heart of Kuta.

http://www.sheratonbalikuta.com/

No.27 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Memories Splash Punta Cana – Dominican Republic

Escape to Punta Cana, one of the most beautiful destinations in the Caribbean, situated on the tropical island of the Dominican Republic. Memories Splash Punta Cana Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive hotel that offers the perfect vacation haven for all, from families to couples, sports enthusiasts to business executives, honeymooners and more. Bask in the sun on the silky smooth sands of nearby Bavaro Beach with a refreshing piña colada while your kids have the time of their lives in the resort's very own Water Park, which includes splash pads, spray grounds, tubes, a wave pool and seven thrilling monster water slides.

http://www.memoriessplashpuntacana.com/

No.28 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa – Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is the luxury resort experience providing a seamless integration of environment, culture and modern design. Situated on a private island, featuring the Maldives most healthy reef, 55km north of the Equator in one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, North Huvadhoo. Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is truly striking and is the only resort in the Maldives certified for both design and construction by EarthCheck - The next generation of environmental certification and benchmarking. Featuring only 50 villas, on land and over water, these impressive spaces are designed with the utmost comfort and luxury in mind, whether nestled within the island’s tropical foliage, only steps from the ocean, or elevated above the water. All villas feature a minimalist style, floor-to-ceiling windows and every comfort you would expect, while Park Pool Villas have the added luxury of a plunge pool.

http://maldives.hadahaa.park.hyatt.com

No.29 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Royalton White Sands - Jamaica

Awaken your senses at the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, and indulge in a luxury vacation that is truly unique.

Experience All-In Luxury™ on your family vacation, romantic holiday, or group getaway in Jamaica's Montego Bay

We invite you to the powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vistas of this Caribbean paradise. Royalton White Sands Montego Bay promises an extraordinary vacation experience that combines the charm of Jamaica's island culture with a luxury product, outstanding service, and incredible attention to detail.

Royalton White Sands Montego Bay promises you a luxury vacation experience unlike any other.

With its All-in Luxury concept, elegant furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Jamaica hotel is sure to pleasure your senses, and treat you to a truly memorable getaway.

http://www.royaltonwhitesandsresort.com/

No.30 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara – Qatar

An island paradise of natural exclusivity.

25 minutes from the heart of Qatar’s vibrant capital, a luxury catamaran ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive arrival with a bird’s eye coastal view. Welcome to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara - a paradise sanctuary which respects local culture by offering an alcohol-free environment, with world class facilities and limitless activities providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure indulgence.

Hideaway in true Arabian luxury with 141 rooms, suites, pool villas and over water villas setting the mood for romance and unforgettable holidays with family and friends. Bask on our private 800 metre beach and refresh yourself at the 100 metre long lagoon pool, or master the waves in our surf pool and enjoy a wide range of water sports.

http://doha.anantara.com/

No.31 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Phuket – Thailand

We are one of the best Karon Beach Resort in Phuket. Being located right on the beachfront, we are only a few steps from Karon Beach.

Relax amidst the spacious, tropical surroundings at an unrivalled beachfront location only 40 minutes from Phuket Airport. We are also 15-minute drive away from the iconic Patong Beach. Having dedicated most of the extensive grounds to green areas, this Karon beach resort feels secluded, yet with local bars, restaurants and amenities within easy walking distance, you are never isolated and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Lose yourself exploring the magnificent splendour of the tropical orchid gardens, find your own peaceful, uncrowded space at one of our four swimming pools or relax in the comfort of our elegant, colonial style public spaces.

Our Karon beach resort will truly give you a memorable Phuket holiday.

http://www.thavornpalmbeach.com/

No.32 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Thavorn Beach Village Resort & Spa Phuket - Thailand

There are very few Phuket hotels which can claim to have a beach all to themselves. At our resort, enjoy one of the largest stretches of unspoiled private beach in Phuket. The only way to get into Nakalay Beach is through our hotel and private pier.

Not only do we provide unique luxury accommodation and great service, but we do so at a great price. Our resort is tailored to delight every type of leisure traveller, whether you are coming as a couple, or as family. Please be sure to check out our Offers page for the best deals available.

http://www.thavornbeachvillage.com/

No.33 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

PuriDajuma - Beach Eco-Resort & Spa – Indonesia

The story begins in 1998 with a family of French origin who fell under the spell of Indonesia. The resort makes up a small village run by two families from Indonesia and Europe. Today 50 employees work at Dajuma, all from surrounding villages.

Beach front dining with 3 restaurants & 4 bars:

Rama, Sinta (with Teppanyaki) &Bendega (bar & grill) + 1 sunken bar Asian, European, American & Vegetarian food, Spa & wellness center, Yoga every day, massages, hammam, jacuzzi, beauty treatments

Pools & Beach Activities, 2 infinity swimming pools and 20 km of virgin beaches, 3 kid's pools, 60 m swimming lane, jacuzzi, waterfall & slide for swimming, surfing, body-boarding, paddle-boarding, fishing, sailing, kayaking or … just relaxing.

http://www.dajuma.com/

No.34 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa – Indonesia

Situated in a fun-filled spot on Bali's most playful beach, Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa offers travellers a fresh, modern, family-friendly stay.

Located on the sparkling waterfront of TanjungBenoa Beach, the Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa offers cool, contemporary accommodation for families, couples and solo travellers. Less than 15 minutes’ drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and five minutes from Nusa Dua, our bali beach resort is perfectly positioned for an action-packed holiday, while also offering plenty of opportunity to escape and unwind in paradise. The rooms at our Benoa family resort are sleek and modern, providing all the mod-cons sophisticated travellers expect, not to mention brightly themed kids’ rooms sure to surprise and delight our younger guests.

At Holiday Inn Resort® Bali Benoa we offer beachfront activities, an exciting Kids Club, four pools, chilled-out lounge zones, free Wi-Fi and our signature Tea Tree Spa for optimum relaxation. Rev up with adrenaline-fuelled days or just laze by the pool and enjoy genuine Balinese hospitality, here on the Island of the Gods.

http://balibenoa.holidayinnresorts.com/

No.35 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

NOVOTEL PHUKET KARON BEACH RESORT & SPA - Thailand

Get away from it all at 4-star Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa. Relax on the private balcony of your spacious room while enjoying free WiFi or indulge in a spa treatment or massage at InBalance Spa. A range of dining options are available, from casual poolside dining at Joe Kool's to delicious Thai and regional cuisine at the hotel's TAi restaurant. With a fitness centre, kid's club and 3 swimming pools, including one with a kids water slide - there's something for everyone at Novotel.

http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8825-novotel-phuket-karon-beach-resort-and-spa/index.shtml

No.36 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort

Memories Grand Bahama is a tropical all-inclusive resort inspired by the sun-kissed beauty and rich culture of Grand Bahama Island.

Occupying a half mile of pristine beach just outside of the bustling town of Freeport, this expansive property offers a casino, as well as a unique pool that’s built around a stone sugar mill and splash park with a golf course nearby. Discover sumptuous dishes prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients at our four a la carte restaurants and refreshments at six themed bars with international and domestic brands of liquor.

Memories Grand Bahama provides guests unparalleled service, deluxe accommodations, and contemporary conveniences. Visitors can enjoy the modern All-In Connectivity™ features including free Wi-Fi throughout the resort, unlimited in-room calling to North America and most of Europe, and a free Memories mobile app offering the convenience of unlimited free calling while on the resort property.

http://www.memoriesresorts.com/en/resort/grand-bahama.aspx

No.37 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

The Sintesa Jimbaran Bali-Indonesia

Set 3 km from Jimbaran Beach, this upscale hotel is 14 km from ancient Uluwatu Temple and 11 km from the art of the Museum Pasifika.

Featuring balconies and marble bathrooms, the modern rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus minibars. Upgraded rooms offer sitting areas, while suites add separate living/dining rooms. Room service is available.

Breakfast is complimentary. There’s a restaurant, a modern bar, and rooftop dining with water views. Other amenities include an outdoor pool featuring a sunken lounge, as well as a spa, a gym and a yoga/meditation room. A kids arts and crafts area is on-site.

www.thesintesajimbaran.com/

No.38 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Astagina Resort Villa and Spa – Bali

A Garden Resort In The Heart Of Legian, Bali Designed in a modern minimalist style befitting a new panorama trend in hotel design, we offer an atmosphere of relaxation and revitalization in a trendy and eco-friendly silhouette. What differentiates Astagina Resort Villa and Spa from the competition is that extra dimension of design with vertical gardens and service that guests want and appreciate. A combination of a resort and a villa set within lush spacious garden, Astagina Resort Villa and Spa offering you 61 Resort Rooms in traditional, yet modern contemporary style. The whole concept is augmented with authentic plants.

http://astaginaresort.com/

No.39 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina – Dubai

Ideally located alongside Dubai's largest private white sand beach, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is an iconic destination among Dubai beach resorts.

Featuring a classic chic decor with subtle purple accents, our 220 rooms and suites are designed to stimulate your creativity while offering breath-taking views, as well as outstanding resort facilities to enrich your experience.

http://www.lemeridien-minaseyahi.com/

No.40 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Melia Dunas – Cape Verde

The Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa is a new deluxe All Inclusive resort located righton the beautiful Algodoeiro beach overlooking a coral reef with rich sea life. It is the perfect option for discovering and exploring the island of Sal in Cabo Verde, thanks to its natural beauty, its stunning tropical gardens, its eternal summer climate and luxurious facilities. The Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa provides 1,150 rooms (suites / The Level villas / family rooms / The Level rooms), Wi-Fi internet in the public areas; exclusive The Level service; 7 pools (5 for adults / 2 for children); YHI Spa; full gym; different dining spaces (Spices / O Grille / Aqua / Sahel / Rancho (*) / Atlantis (*)); 14 bars; an amphitheater for shows and parties; boutiques and shops in the Boulevard; hairdressers; 2 tennis courts and beach volleyball.

www.melia.com/en/hotels/cabo-verde/isla-de-sal/melia-dunas/index.html

No.41 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

KupuKupuPhangan Beach Villa & Spa – Thailand

KupuKupuKupuPhangan is the stylish retreat designed to take the island holiday experience to the next level. It celebrates the healthy attributes of the tropics with a collection of 34 luxury pool villas, 2 suites and 1 apartment designed to unite Thai artistry with modern comforts and conveniences. The resort is a place to be at one with nature in a restful setting by the sea. Our Lilawadee Spa by l'Occitane, unique is KohPhangan is a relaxing sanctuary for both body and senses, and compliment perfectly our resorts unique experience.

www.kupuphangan.com

No.42 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Fusion Maya Danang– Vietnam

Fusion Maia is a unique all-villa resort that dedicates itself to the art of relaxation. With simple design, down-to-earth five-star service and a surprising all spa-inclusive concept, Fusion Maia Da Nang is the child of our belief in the harmonious fusion of healthy living and indulging luxuries. Stay at Fusion Maia, feel relaxed like never before…

  • All-pool villas
  • All spa inclusive
  • Breakfast anytime

http://maiadanang.fusion-resorts.com/

No.43 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Premier Village Danang Resort – Vietnam

An exceptional holiday experience awaits you at the Premier Village Danang Resort. Situated on the picturesque My An Beach, take time to relax with a personalized “Beach Life” retreat.

History and culture buffs will love our proximity to the ancient town of Hoi An, the Cham ruins at My Son and the beautiful Ba Na Hills.

The resort has numerous villas to choose from, including Garden View or Ocean Access Villa residences as well as Beachfront villas. Each comes with a kitchen and a large private pool. Relaxation has never been so easy.

http://premier-village-danang.com/

No.44 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Ocean Villas Danang – Vietnam

A SUBLIME BEACH HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Sunkissed seascapes. Pristine shores ringed by mountainous jungle. A perfect address. Located between the charming heritage town of Hoi An and Danang city on Vietnam’s central coast, The Ocean Villas offer every opportunity conceivable to holidaymakers. Relax. Play. Celebrate. Partake in a uniquely Vietnamese experience. Or ensconce yourself in your very own private paradise. Fine dining, a world-class Greg Norman-designed golf course, spectacular beach and an array of top resort facilities are at the very doorstep of your villa.

http://theoceanvillas.com.vn/

No.45 – Top 50 Resorts Worldwide 2016/17

Fota Island Resort Cork – Ireland

Fota Island Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland’s finest five star resort properties. Just 15 minutes from Cork City Centre, 20 minutes from Cork International Airport and 2 hours from Dublin, it offers 131 bedrooms and suites overlooking the surrounding 800 acres of woodland and championship-standard golf courses. Tennis, running trails and a world class spa - with 18 treatment rooms, swimming pool, hydrotherapy suite and 24-hour fitness room - are just some of the many leisure facilities available.

http://www.fotaisland.ie/