Holidays often involve visits to special places. These nine places are special indeed. Each of these resorts offer not only first-class amenities but also a magnificent view. Whether a traveler’s taste runs to the mountains, islands or something truly exotic like an active volcano, a resort hotel can be found with a view to please. And when you’re an interior design aficionado, it’s a must. So let’s see some of the most spectacular resorts.
Trump Soho Hotel, New York City
Along with all the amenities of a resort hotel including a spa and pool and rooms decorated by renowned Italian designer Fendi Casa, the Trump Soho’s rooms offer views of the Manhattan skyline as well as the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. Guess we’ll take their word for it “If success hasn’t spoiled you, we will.”
246 Spring Street | New York, NY 10013
877.828.7080 | www.trumpsohohotel.com
Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
The Caribbean resort of Jade Mountain on St. Lucia advertises itself as a techno-free resort with neither radios nor televisions nor even telephones in its guest rooms. The rooms do have spas, though as well as an unobstructed view of the Piton Mountains and the blue tropical sea. The beach is only a short walk from the rooms, with individual huts and a well-stocked beach bar only a few feet from the water.
Rates start at $950 a night.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania
Clinging to the edge of the largest volcanic crater on Earth, Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offers truly spectacular views of an unforgettable landscape. Over and above the scenery, however, Ngorongoro visitors also enjoy views of the wildlife of the African Rift, including zebras, wildebeests, gazelles and even lions. The lodge’s special combination of handcrafted decor and impeccable service help make Ngorongoro the resort for the holiday of a lifetime.
Rates start at $720 per person (includes drinks, meals, and safaris)
Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, Sedona, Arizona
The 219 rooms of the Hilton Sedona feature private balconies and patios with views of the unique red rock landscape of this part of Arizona. Hiking, biking and winery tours provide interest, but the main focus of an Arizona holiday is the gorgeous landscape.
Rates start from $209 a night.
90 Ridge Trail Dr Sedona, AZ 86351,
1-866-599-6674, More info here
Hotel Villa Ducale, in Taromina, Sicily
Only eleven double rooms are available at the Hotel Villa Ducale, and six suites, but the amazing views make these rooms some of the most desirable in all of Italy. Each room or suite in this converted traditional villa has its own balcony or terrace overlooking Giardini Naxos Bay, the Strait of Messina, Mount Etna or the beautiful coast of mainland Italy. Taormina is probably the best spot you could go to when visiting Sicily, it’s a must.
Rates start from $250 a night
Hayman Island Resort, Australia
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef provides the setting for the Hayman Island Resort, located on a private island that provides unparalleled views of the Coral Sea and the magnificent Whitsundays, a scenic island chain with some of the most beautiful sugary white beaches on earth. Divers and snorkelers experience the underwater views as well, which add another facet to an unforgettable holiday.
Rates start from $500 a night.
The Springs Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
For a truly unusual holiday, The Springs provides a view of an active volcano. Four miles away from Arenal, the boutique resort is said to be outside the danger zone, but the eruptions and lava flow are plainly visible from guest rooms as well as from the resort’s many pools and natural mineral springs. Each of the pools is landscaped into a different environment to delight visitors.
Rates start at about $385 a night
The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
Switzerland’s nineteenth century Cambrian Hotel in the hamlet of Adelboden has views of the Alps in all directions. The recently renovated hotel makes a great headquarters for summer excursions on foot or bicycle and provides world-class skiing when the snows come. Each of the 71 rooms is furnished in a cozy modern style, and heated swimming pools are available in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Rates start at about $225.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada
Banff National Park’s Fairmont Chateau has a beautiful view of emerald green Lake Louise and the surrounding Canadian Rockies. Visitors enjoy winter sports when the lake freezes and snow is on the ground and warm-weather activities like hiking and horseback riding in the rest of the year. The resort’s eight distinctive dining areas provide culinary experiences as diverse as the recreational opportunities.
Rates start from $360
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada