15 Stunning Hotels That Caught Our Eye in 2019
Every year there are new buzzy places to travel, and with this always comes hundreds of suggested resorts, hotels, and B&Bs around the world that every jetsetter should add to their bucket list. Where you choose to stay while traveling can oftentimes make or break your experience — no matter what kind of trip you're looking to have. We've been swooning over these 15 must-experience stays all year that every traveler, vacationer, and dreamer should have their eye on, and they're definitely still on our bucket lists for 2020 (you can only go so many places in one year!). From beachside stunners in Greece to one-of-a-kind stays across the USA, there's something for everyone. Whether you're ready to book your next adventure or simply want a dose of travel inspiration, you'll want to keep reading!
Set in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the picturesque Maldives, Soneva Fushi should be on every jetsetter's list of dream getaways. Every villa is set on the sunrise and sunset sides of the island, giving incredible views of the white-sand beaches and truly crystal clear water. Insider tip: if you want privacy, go for the sunrise side! You'll have an untouched panoramic view of the horizon.
Ahilya by the Sea
This stunning seaside getaway goes slightly under the radar in the best way possible. Ahilya by the Sea is a charming nine-bedroom property spread across three independent villas and two beautiful swimming pools — all tucked into a quiet little bay of India's beloved Goa. With a family feel, stunning views, and unmatched hospitality, it's definitely worth a trip.
Spanning over two tropical islands in Cambodia, Song Saa is a private island resort that features luxurious accommodation (and views), tropical reefs, and white sandy beaches that you can have all to yourself. Choose from elegant jungle canopies, stone villas, and wood thatched homes above the turquoise waters. Eco-minded and indulgent — this is a bucket list-worthy spot that is truly unlike any other.
Steps away from the adorable Naxos town are these beautiful island villas, fit with their own private pools and minimalistic decor. Beautiful views and food made with fresh produce from the property's organic vineyard, olive grove, and garden make Naxian Collection the ultimate modern-chic Grecian getaway.
Collective Retreats Governors Island
A quick hop, skip, and jump away from New York City is this unexpectedly charming retreat. Just take a short ferry ride from downtown Manhattan for the property's wide open spaces; cozy, luxurious tents; and incredible views of the city. Whether you're getting away with someone special or looking to spend quality time with the family, Collective Retreats Governors Island is a spot to keep your eye on.
Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa
Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel and spa situated in Torres del Paine, Chile. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the national park's lake, mountains, and wildlife, it's a luxurious take on the traditional Patagonia experience. Offering loads of adventurous activities and plenty of indulgent spa services, this once-in-a-lifetime property has something for everyone.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Remote and very romantic — Six Senses Zighy Bay is a dreamy beach resort that you should definitely add to your travel bucket list. Set between the stunning mountain ranges and opal ocean waters of Oman, it's an oasis where you can craft your own adventure. Whether you want to be in the sea, in the air, or riding around on a 4x4, Six Senses Zighy Bay can make that happen.
This charming pastel house is set on the Bahamas' best kept secret — Harbour Island. A beautiful freshwater pool, pink-sand beaches, bright bougainvilleas, and a handcrafted rum bar welcome guests to the 1800 building. With a setup that feels like your own private tropical hangout, Bahama House is a must for Carribean-lovers and any vacationer who needs to escape.
This remote property is a dream no matter what time of year. Set in the wide open wilderness of Iceland, the all-inclusive property offers luxurious amenities and adventurous opportunities like heli-skiing and hot springs. Deplar Farm is exactly the kind of resort and retreat experience worth waiting (and saving up) for!
This posh landmark hotel is tucked into Seoul's Songpa neighborhood. With 101 floors of sweeping skyline views, it is Korea's tallest hotel and the sixth tallest building on earth! As a part of the luxurious Lotte Hotels and Resorts, Signiel Seoul is a serene haven and five-star experience that's ideal for escaping the busy city streets.
Alila Diwa Goa
Alila Diwa Goa, an Alila Hotels and Resorts property, is nothing short of impressive. With a large infinity pool overlooking the lush, paddy terraces and an award-winning Indian eatery, this is a secluded paradise designed for ultimate relaxation. If you've experienced the crazy hustle and bustle of India (or even if you haven't), this luxury property is the tranquil getaway that you need to give a go.
L' Hôtel Marrakech
There's no better place to stay in Marrakech than in the very heart of the Medina and that's exactly where L' Hôtel Marrakech is situated. The Instagram-worthy, 19th century riad is a hideaway for relaxing after the souks, sipping on tea, and taking in the sights and sounds of the city. From the rooftop terrace you can even catch views of the Atlas Mountains' beauty. Fresh and individual, it's a dreamy piece of Moroccan craftsmanship that makes it easy to want to stay forever.
What was once an old Chinese sugar mill is now Alila Yangshuo, an unexpected, contemporary luxury set against Guilin's rural land and dramatic limestone peaks. Forward-thinking and cutting-edge, the architecture of the property is enough to make anyone want to visit! This is a standout stay for those who want seclusion and something extremely unique.
Under Canvas Zion
If glamping is a travel experience that is on your radar, you definitely need to experience Under Canvas. The brand's luxury accommodations are set up around quite a few breathtaking locations across the USA, including Zion Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, and The Great Smokey Mountains. Even if you don't consider yourself a camper, you'll want to check this out.
Six Senses Bhutan
Beyond being a stunning set of properties, Six Senses is a complete experience. Situated in Thimphu, Puankha, Paro, and Bumthang — guests can explore and indulge in between each lodge. The brand-new Six Senses Bhutan property will be opening in the Spring of 2019 for any adventure-seekers who want to head into the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan in the new year!