The second part of our blog to discover the most exclusive hotels in the world takes us to Spain, Polynesia and Australia. We have already discovered exceptional residences in the Caribbean, Belize and Namibia, and now we search even harder.
Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort – South Pacific
Many visions come to mind of the South Pacific and they all conjure up secluded islands with swaying palm trees surrounded by the bluest of water. Tahiti, once known as part of French Polynesia, is a most popular tourist destination with many large and exclusive resorts. For more solitude, you should venture a little more off the beaten path to Tikehau which has a tiny population of just four hundred. There, among the Tuanoyu Atolls, you can find the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, and it is secluded as it sounds. Perhaps the loudest noise is the lapping of the water on the pink sand.
Gran Hotel La Florida – Spain
You would be forgiven if you thought you had booked a vacation in North America, judging by the name, but this special resort is just outside Barcelona. Sitting proudly on a hill overlooking the great Spanish city, the hotel offers panoramic views of all around below.
This luxurious seventy-room hotel has superb architecture and is full to the brim with top art and contemporary décor. The swimming pool is quite unique as it is made of stainless steel, and residents have a choice of three Michelin standard restaurants to dine at.
Saffire Freycinet – Tasmania
Sounding like an expensive vintage wine, Saffire Freycinet is a twenty-suite resort situated on beautiful Tasmania. Known for its abundant nature, the hotel seems as though it has just dropped from the sky from some far-off alien planet.
The futuristic design stands out from the Tasmanian landscape like a sore thumb, but the hotel offers the best pampering a hotel guest could possibly desire. The location is amid the grandeur of the splendid Wine Glass Bay in the Freycinet Peninsula.
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa – USA
Key West is a bustling place full of tourists and packed with shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. But only a hop, skip and jump away is Little Torch Key and the magnificent Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. The resort sits in its own five and a half acres and can only be reached by boat. Romantic couples can make their way to the thirty thatched roofed suites complete with luxury beds and hammocks for taking a nap. The resort is also right on the beach, and is famous for its restaurant, serving freshly caught seafood.
Wickaninnish Inn – Canada
Head to Vancouver Island and then to Tofino and there you will find Wickaninnish Inn. Nestled on Chesterman Beach, the Inn has seventy-five rooms and is heaven for those that like nature. Each room has its own fireplace with deep soaking tubs designed to relax a body after a grueling day of exploring the beach and catching up with the local wildlife.
These great resorts, hotels and inns offer peace and serenity for their guests and the finest seasonal cuisine made from local produce. In other words, perfect places to relax and catch your breath from everyday life.