I hate this time of the year! Really, it is in the middle of June and I am in Amsterdam. Guess what the weather is? We are back to colder and gloomy days again. Before I moved to Amsterdam, I lived practically in a paradise, we call Bali for six years in a row. It seems that I can’t remember the heavy rains or stormy weather at all, maybe because it was always warm. I really need to get a vacation. So due to my injured left knee and bad weather, I stayed home and just can do 30 minutes snail’s speed walk with my dog couple times a day. Spending time on the internet a lot to search some summer sunny destinations base on its amazing hotels become a daily routine since last week. And the result is; I found five breathtaking hotels I really want to stay in. I think you all will want and must visit it too.
1. Rayavadee Resort, Krabi – Thailand
I never been in Thailand before and this resort is a dream. An epic restaurant located inside a sandy beach cave, how cool is that. Rayavadee, Krabi is a unique and luxurious five-star resort situated on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast. Accessible only by sea due to the surrounding limestone cliffs, guests arrive at the resort after a short, exhilarating speedboat trip from Krabi pier. Rayavadee’s setting on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of the stunning Phranang Peninsula perfectly blends lush foliage, limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea. Lets check the flight tickets prices first!
2. Manta Resort, Pemba Island Zanzibar
What is better than sleeping in a floating hotel room in the middle of the sea with an underwater room to enjoy the fish dancing and swimming? This sound epic, but is it for me. I don’t even dare to go further than 5 meters off-shores. However, this hotel resorts is unbelievable! At least I will feel like a Jetsetter in this floating room!
Photographer: Jesper Anhede, Yatzer.com, The Manta Resort
3. Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali
Oh yes! This hotel will be my first consideration when I am flying back to visit the country where I grew up. It is not only for their infinity swimming pools but also great foods and culture. Bali is always a fresh idea.
4. Cocoa Island Resort by Como, Maldives
Cocoa Island by COMO is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 over water suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine and world-class diving. Who is keen on a private dining on the reef and spa treatments before?
5. Phinda Homestead, South Africa
Small-scale, utterly luxurious, family size? Three ingredients that I mostly love to hear when it’s about accommodations during the vacation. The Phinda Homestead is a family size lodge situated on a private game reserve within the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. No one around but you, the lodge staff, and the wildlife.
Breathtakingly stylish and sophisticated yet refreshingly simple, the Homestead provides the ideal venue to reconnect with friends and family. With the warm, friendly faces and helping hands of a full complement of staff ready to welcome you on arrival, you will instantly feel as though this is your second home.
Those resorts above will be yours and my favorite destinations. Or just search your all-inclusive vacation with luxury included at Sandals.