5 Luxury Locations Off the Beaten Path
You don’t have to sacrifice luxury to travel where there are fewer crowds. More and more hotels are opening up around the world to cater to people that are looking for luxury on their vacations. If you are interested in spa services, pristine accommodations, and to be treated like royalty you can go almost anywhere in the world you just have to do a bit of research beforehand. Relying on the big names in the hotel industry is a safe bet but there are also plenty of boutique hotels that offer unique and amazing rooms and services. Here are five places that cater to luxury travel that you may not have thought of.
Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayas and its pristine beauty will astound all visitors to the area. With towering peaks like Jomolhari it is a destination for serious trekkers and adventure seekers alike. Climb past Buddhist monasteries and fortresses perched on the side of mountains, and take in a bird’s eye view of the surrounding soaring peaks. You don’t have to stay in a tent unless you want to as there are many luxury accommodations available here.
The country’s troubled past deters many people from travelling to Russia, but its diverse culture, astounding architecture, and vast history are sure to amaze all who venture here. It is the world’s largest country and has landscapes that vary from tundra to subtropical beaches. The capital city of Moscow offers up the Kremlin and the beautiful onion domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral that will remind you of a Faberge egg. This communist country offers up luxury accommodations in many different areas. Explore the country on a luxury river cruise, stay in a five star hotel in the city, or take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway on a tour that offers first class hotels to explore this exiting country.
Honduras is located between Guatemala to the north El Salvador to the west, and Nicaragua to the south. A must see is the ancient Mayan site of Copáne, which has tall stone pillars and carved hieroglyphics and is in the northern jungle. It also offers pristine beaches with luxury resorts, world-class golf and scuba diving in the Bay Islands just off of the coast.
Bali is an Indonesian island that is known for its yoga and meditation retreats as well as its pristine beaches, coral reefs, and forested volcanic mountains. Bail is an ideal winter sun holiday location. Be sure to visit the Uluwatu Temple before heading off to one of the many luxurious beach villas that are available. Bali offers up many rewarding luxuries for travellers.
Cambodia is nestled in between Vietnam and Thailand and it is an amazing place to visit with plenty of luxury options. Travel through this historical country that is a delight for historians, archeologists and people wanting to experience a different culture. No visit is complete without a trip to Phenom Penh to see the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Be sure to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, it is located close to the town of Siem Reap, which offers many luxury choices for accommodation.