In the mood for some luxury? Good, because you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our lowdown on some of the most spectacular luxury hotels situated the length and breadth of the country. From resorts set on the shores of turquoise waters that glisten in the sunlight to a hotel set on a working ranch and accommodation nestled amid a jaw-dropping canyon, the list is sure to appeal to every taste.
The row of contemporary sandstone buildings of the Amangiri blends effortlessly with the breathtaking rocky escarpments of Canyon Point. This is a playground for adventurists and there are boundless opportunities to go hiking, climbing or on a balloon ride around million-year-old landscapes. That said, you’ll want to allow time to relax at a pool that wraps around a rock jutting out from the base of a mountain. Each suite has picture-perfect views from a private terrace and meals are created using seasonal, locally sourced produce.
Little Palm Island, Florida Keys
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Occupying its own private island at the edge of the southernmost peninsula of Big Pine Key is the exquisite Little Palm Island. You can only get here by boat or seaplane, so you’ll truly get that desert island paradise feeling upon arrival. Accommodation comes in the form of thatched-roof bungalows that link by seashell trails to the restaurant and spa. With no televisions, the only noise you’ll hear is the sound of rippling waves and swaying palm trees.
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur
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If you only make one overnight stop on your Big Sur road trip then consider making it the Post Ranch Inn. Perched on a cliffside high above the thundering Pacific Ocean, it oozes charm and tranquility. The rustic lodgings harmonize with the stunning redwood forest that envelopes Big Sur’s hills. All rooms boast ocean and sunset views, as do the pool and infinity spas. Non-guests can stop by for lunch and dinner at the chic restaurant.
The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana
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Get into your cowboy spirit in the heart of Montana’s big-sky country at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Offering unlimited premium alcohol, farm-to-table fine dining, private transfers and complimentary mountain bikes, this is the height of all-inclusive luxury. Sleeping options range from lodge rooms and glamping cabins to a log barn and an upscale 5-bedroom house. You won’t want to miss out on the guided adventures in the lush Montana countryside, either.
The St. Regis Princeville, Kauai
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Laidback beachside living meets unprecedented finesse at The St. Regis Princeville, perched on the northern coast of Hawaii’s Kauai island. The classically elegant rooms come with a choice of mountain/garden or ocean views and marble bathrooms. If you aren’t kicking back poolside by day then you can swim in the perfect-blue ocean, play golf or tennis, or go strolling around the Princeville resort area. Just remember to return for a candlelit beachfront dinner.