It’s always great to escape from the busy city life and let yourself unwind in a luxurious hideaway. And if you add an exotic ambiance to the recipe, the result can only be delicious. So for your next getaway, here is a list of truly fascinating hotels to go to. And since each one is special in its own way, visiting all of them would be a really fun idea. You’ll just need a lot of time and money to lavishly spend them on your whim. But before you make your itinerary, you must read the list of the most exotic luxury hotels in the world.
1. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
Some consider this outstanding hotel complex a city within the fascinating Singapore city-state. It is famous for the unique shape of its buildings and the numerous facilities guests can enjoy here. Marina Bay Sands boasts 2,560 lavishly appointed rooms and suites, divided into two categories: business and leisure. Guests can also choose from ten different subcategories of suites and seven subcategories of rooms. There is a total of thirty-two different dining venues, of which 18 are for casual dining and 14 are dedicated for more formal events.
Leisure travelers can enjoy the Banyan Tree Fitness Club, the Banyan Tree Spa, the Sands Sky Park Pool, the QUBE Kids Club, the Floral Bay, the Golf Course and the Gift Shop. For the business travelers there is the express baggage facility, the MICE facilities, the limousine service and club access for the executives.
2. Burj-Al-Arab (Dubai)
Probably the thing that this hotel is most famous for is its “seven-stars” rating, which is actually just a very clever advertising method, as there is no official hotel rating above five stars. Built on a man-made island in Dubai, the amazing 27-floor hotel has a total of 202 duplex suites, all spacious and luxurious (between 1,830 square feet and 8,395 square feet of living space).
Luxe amenities include a chauffer-driven Rolls Royce for the opulent guests, multi-cuisine dining outlets, access to the artificial Majles Al Bahar beach, adventure centers, spa and hydrotherapy facilities, infinity pools and the world’s highest tennis court, which can also be used as a helipad in emergency situations.
3. Tron-Themed Suite at Icehotel (Jukkasjarvi, Sweden)
Thanks to the brilliant idea of architects Ian Douglas Jones and Ben Rousseau, Tron diehard fans can now enjoy an unforgettable night in the Tron-themed suite at the famous Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Every wall and piece of furniture (including the bed) is made of ice and decorated with blue Tron-like lights. They are all low-power fixtures, made using advanced technologies that no other hotel currently employs. In a statement about the project, Rousseau said: “We are massive Tron fans. The entire film is a complete fantasy for us both with its high-tech and futuristic design.”
4. Atlantis Hotel (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
This is not the first time the amazing Atlantis Hotel is featured on our site and for good reasons too: this is one of the most famous luxury hotels in the world. Six different towers with eleven different types of suites make up the outstanding hotel. Each suite flaunts its own theme décor, making every guest’s stay at Atlantis truly memorable.
Luxe facilities include leisure activity centers (Water Park, Dolphin Cay, Water Park), fantasy and adventure camps for kids, a casino (only accessible with prior booking), casual dining/fine dining opportunities and exotic spa treatments.
The name alone makes you dream of an unforgettable vacation in a land of fantasy. The hotel is actually the least spectacular thing you will find in the Huilo Huilo natural reserve, where the lush vegetation and rich fauna give endless charm to the area. The building itself resembles a small mountain, the spa is carved into a baobab tree trunk and the golf course extends into the natural reserve. There are thirteen rooms in the exotic hotel, each one named after natural beauties of the reserve and each one featuring en-suite facilities.
Also erected on a man-made island, the Emirates Palace is a royal-themed hotel with 394 rooms, 15 dining options, children’s playground, boutique shopping plaza, fitness and spa facilities, private white sand beach, extreme sports opportunities and even a gold ATM machine (the only one in the world). Talk about opulence!
Experience a new level of exoticism at the Poseidon underwater hotel! This is a magical undersea establishment, 40 feet deep into a 5,000-acre Fijian Lagoon. Only accessible by elevators, the hotel has 24 spectacular suites, plus a magnificent luxury apartment. About 70% of each underwater room is enveloped in transparent acrylic (40-inch thick) which allows guests to gaze at the ever-fascinating sea world. Using a control console, they can even feed the fish that explore the man-made wonder, by simply pushing a button.
Spectacular open views and complete privacy: a perfect combination of alluring features for every luxury traveler. No phones or TV sets will bother you during your stay in this heavenly place above the Anse Chastanet resort on the St. Lucia island country in the Caribbean. Chromo-therapeutic infinity pools with colored tiles, personal butler services and unrivalled spa and yoga experiences ensure a perfectly relaxing vacation to any guest at the Jade Mountain Resort.
Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is an oasis of luxury in the high Sonoran Desert. Spa pools with full service cabanas, water slides, tannin island in the center of the swimming pool, poolside grill, a golf course and plenty more amenities promise to provide a completely satisfying experience. Dark Mesquite woods adorn all guest rooms, where a lovely combination of modern touches and authentic hand-crafted details create a special ambiance. Whether you come to Dove Mountain on business or simply to unwind, you can be sure that the Ritz-Carlton hotels is a perfect choice.
Only accessible by foot or ski, the White Pod Hotel is a wonderful retreat for mountain lovers. You can find it in a charming mountain village called Les Cerniers, at 1,700 meters altitude in the fascinating Swiss Alps. Existing in complete harmony with the surrounding nature, the resort offers luxurious accommodation and numerous adventure opportunities. Surrounding a central chalet, there are fifteen geodesic-dome pods that offer sweeping views and maximum comfort to their dwellers.
After you’ve tried the ice hotel, the underwater resort, the geodesic-dome pods and the restored 12th century castle, you simply can’t miss the opportunity to spend several nights in a cave-like luxury hotel! The rooms flaunt unfinished stone walls and cave-inspired decors, to make the ambiance as exotic as possible. Guests can choose from the six available room categories: standard, deluxe, junior suite, suite, king suite and, of course, a presidential suite for the true elite. Here you can enjoy beautiful views of the Cavusin and Uchisar cities, stroll along the lovely private gardens, or just relax during a traditional Turkish bath (also known as Hammam).
The award-winning Conrad Rangali Island Resort in the Maldives occupies two islands and is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and lagoon. With 79 luxe beach villas and 50 water villas, Conrad Rangali was voted “The Best Resort” for several times and “The Best Hotel in the World” on two occasions. The unspoiled reef and the magical white sands create an idyllic backdrop for unforgettable romantic getaways.
Guests can choose specialized spa treatments in the 21 water spa villas, or simply enjoy the open yet very private garden bathrooms. Seven different dining outlets offer delicious foods and drinks in very alluring ambiances. Entertainment and recreation facilities include a starlight cinema, different water activities, special activities for children and more.
Treehotel is a pretty simple concept: experience wildlife from a “comfortable, well designed hotel which allows visitors to live in harmony with nature amongst the trees”. After taking a look at what the hotel has got to offer, you will definitely be convinced that no one is too old to sleep in a tree house. Not when the tree house looks so amazing, anyway! There are six different tree dwellings to choose from, plus a tree spa.
What you see in the picture is the striking Mirrorcube: a single suite with mirror cladding, perfectly blending into the landscape and hiding its occupants from prying eyes. The windows allow for proper ventilation but do not permit wondering bird to enter the cube. Large enough to accommodate two people in comfort, the suite has got a double bedroom, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and even a rooftop terrace.
Located inside the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa Tower – the Armani Hotel flaunts interior décor and styling by the world-famous fashion designer Giorgio Armani. It occupies several floors of the tower’s over 160 floors, and offers high-end amenities to all its guests (lounge, spa, floral shop, chocolate and sweets shop and more). There are 160 guestrooms and suites to choose from, all exquisitely appointed for elite guests. Five restaurants, a nightclub and a Private Member’s Club are also there for the delight of the rich and sophisticated.
The 828-meters-high tower (2,716.5 feet) took four years and a whopping $1.5 billion to build. It is located in Downtown Dubai and it can be seen from a distance of up to 85 kilometers (approx. 52.81 miles).
Renowned for boasting the largest swimming pool in the world – 1 km long (3/5 mile) and 35 m deep (115 feet) – the resort is a favorite vacation spot among water sports enthusiasts. The artificial lagoon has a capacity of 250 million liters (66 million gallons) and is filled with filtered and treated water from the Pacific Ocean. The oceanic water is recycled using a patented technology.
After having a good time by the immense pool, guests can go back to their 2, 3, 4 or 5-bedroom apartments inside the pyramidal hotel buildings near the lagoon. Facilities here are numerous, including outdoor spas, a cinema, a fully-equipped gym, aqua fitness programs, a tennis school and much more.
This four-star hotel is clearly dedicated to diehard car enthusiasts. With each of its 30 rooms boasting a unique theme inspired by a famous car, V8 Hotel in Stuttgart is the best place to go to if you’re too old to have a car-shaped bed, but too young at heart to sleep in a regular one. Posters, furniture and décor elements, they all tell a story about a car. You just have to choose your favorite room and then enjoy it like a child enjoys his toys.