Nestled in a quaint village just outside Ubud, this serene retreat features 30 thatched-roof guest cottages with glass walls that showcase the lush gardens, forests, and rice paddies for which the region is famous.
Kedewatan, Ubud; 011-62-361-975-333; .
Spacious suites on stilts are ideal for taking in the turquoise lagoon and white sand beaches at this decadent tropical hideaway, which overlooks the verdant Mount Otemanu.
Motu Tehotu – BP 547; 011-689-603-130; .
Spectacular sea and mountain panoramas surround this island resort, but there’s no television, phone, or WiFi access—it’s a tech-free spot. No matter: Every room and suite boasts its own private infinity pool with breathtaking views.
Soufriere, St. Lucia; 758-459-4000; .
This glamorous hotel, whose interiors by Marcel Wanders were inspired by Sleeping Beauty’s castle, offers fairytale-worthy views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay.
1100 West Ave., 305-514-1500; .
Crisp blue-and-white guest rooms with nautical touches overlook the glittering Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius at this classic clifftop hotel.
Via Prov. Marina Grande, 225; 011-39-081-838-4001; .
Its 162 spacious rooms—the smallest is 320 square feet—tranquil views of the ocean, a glamorous pool, and palm groves make a sophisticated refuge seem very far away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby shopping strip.
1819 Ocean Avenue., 310-260-7500; .
Housed in a grand former private residence 8,250 feet high up in the Himalayas, this luxe resort by the Oberoi group is surrounded by 22 acres of pine and cedar forest and offers breathtaking mountain vistas.
Chharabra, Shimla; 800-562-3764; .
The pristine, light-filled rooms at this idyllic hideaway provide the perfect vantage point for taking in Santorini’s black sand beaches, celebrated sunsets, and picturesque whitewashed buildings.
Megalohori; 011-30-228-608-1796; .