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10 Luxury Escapes for 2018

10 Luxury Escapes for 2018

If you are looking for the most luxurious and exclusive vacation destination for 2018 (reality or fantasy!) these 10 luxury hotels and private villas are sure to deliver everything you can possibly imagine and far beyond! Breathtaking surroundings, stunning decor, exquisite services, top-notch amenities, decadent food, and extraordinary entertainment await at these luxury escapes!

 

Royal Mansour Hotel

Marrakech, Morocco

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“Where dreams live and emotions are born.” This is Royal Mansour’s motto – need we say more?! If you choose to visit Marrakech and experience the allure of the Royal Mansour hotel be sure to check out Le Jardin designed by Luis Vallejo – it is breathtaking! We also highly recommend a visit to the fabulous Musée Yves Saint Laurent and dining at the beautiful Restaurant at La Maison Arabe (also an amazing place to stay!).

 

Velaa Private Island

Maldives

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Located in the gorgeous Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island is the passion project of Czech financier Jirí Smejc and his wife, Radka.

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Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, this exclusive hideaway was inspired by the Indian Ocean’s native sea turtles and designed to create a “beyond luxury” experience that embodies the essence of the island’s home in the Indian Ocean. With royal treatment and endless luxury, this island is sure to meet exceed your wildest dreams!

 

Chalet Zermatt Peak

Zermatt, Switzerland

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If you are a skier and/or mountain lover then this is the escape for you! Chalet Zermatt Peak is a luxury 5-star chalet for rent with breathtaking views of the iconic Matterhorn.

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Award-winning services include a Michelin-star gourmet chef, full-time concierge, service and housekeeping staff, 24-hour chauffeured taxi service and even a pair of Zai skis and Ugg boots!

 

The Chedi Andermatt

Andermatt, Switzerland

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This Alpine oasis nestled in a Swiss mountain landscape is another epic place for mountain lovers to escape!

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A superior 5-star luxury hotel in the traditional Andermatt region this stunning hotel design beautifully liaisons Alpine chic and Asian expression.

 

North Island Resort

Seychelles

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Are you an animal and/or plant lover? Then North Island Resort is definitely where you want to go! This fertile paradise is home to a spectacular conservation and its natural beauty will touch and inspire you at the deepest level.

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With just 11 villas, the island’s vast beaches will be almost exclusively yours and with activities for all ages and a natural paradise to explore North Island Resort is as they say, “a true barefoot-luxury escape.”

 

Villa Manzu

Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

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With eight-suites and just over 30,000 square feet situated on five acres dotted with hammocks, two swimming pools, a theater room and expansive bar/party room in an isolated peninsula, Villa Manzu is definitely not your typical villa experience!

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Amazing chefs; a wine room stocked with hand-picked wines and award-winning cigars; a butler and maid services; a concierge; access to golf, hiking and palm-fringed beaches complete the luxurious experience!

 

Africa House at The Royal Malewane

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Africa House is an exclusive private safari villa at Royal Malewane that sleeps up to 12 guests in six bedrooms each featuring their own private deck and outdoor shower with spectacular views of the bush – the perfect escape for a luxury safari adventure!

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Guests of the house receive a private chef and housekeeping team, along with their own dedicated game ranger, tracker and private game drive vehicle.

 

Sail an Omani Dhow at Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam Fjords, Oman

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What better way to escape than setting sail on a classic Omani dhow through the rugged Musandam fjords? Inspired by the word, dhahab, which means golden in Arabic, this handcrafted vessel is reminiscent of the golden age of Arabian voyages.

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Designed for relaxing in artisan style this private cruiser hosts up to six guests in three exquisitely appointed cabins.

 

Maharajah’s Pavilion at Raj Palace

Jaipur, India

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A luxurious suite four-floor apartment with a private entrance, The Pavilion at The Raj Palace hotel offers four bedrooms in 16,000 square feet of opulence! Originally built in 1727, The Raj Palace is located in the oldest mansion in Jaipur and was converted to today’s luxurious palace hotel in 1996 by Princess Jayendra Kumari.

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The Pavilion offers endless private amenities including its own private rooftop terrace, spa and even it’s own museum displaying the Old Throne and Bolsters of The Thakur Sahib (king or Maharajah)!

 

Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Unparalleled service, refined pampering, exquisite Mexican craftsmanship, hand-carved furnishings and awe-inspiring views of the Sea of Cortez make the beachfront Las Ventanas al Paraíso a magical place to retreat for the ultimate in R&R.

 

by Anna Beck Bimba

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