Majestic mountains, endless beaches, towering buildings and vast plains. This one is all about the views, because is there anything better than walking into your hotel room to discover a glimpse of the incredible landscapes below ? Whether it’s a white-sand-beach or a space-age skyline, a good view brings an already luxurious hotel room to life. So we had to ask which hotels offer its guests the most spectacular room views?
Read on to discover hanging balconies, stretches of powdery white sand, endless paddy fields and post-modern architecture. And all this from the comfort of your room.
Looking to get in touch with Vietnam’s natural side? Then Banyan Tree Lang Co, Vietnam is the place for you. Not only do you get vistas across the powdery shoreline, but you’ll indulge in the hotel’s range of luxurious features while you’re at it. Guests staying in The Two Bedroom Seaview Hillside Pool Villa are treated with an array of sights and sounds with an advantageous hillside location. The views here feature eco-diverse mountains, national parks, a golden beach and the South China Sea all at once. So kick back on your private balcony and put your feet up as the sun sets over the horizon. Then wake up to glistening waters and a soothing sunrise that tints the resort in ethereal colours. Both serene and dramatic, these are views you’ll never tire of.
TOP TIP: Make sure to visit Chùa Diệu Ngộ, a fascinating temple only 9km away.
4. JA Manafaru
Imagine having room views towards an endless Indian Ocean vista; crystal clear turquoise waters like no other sea on the planet. Stay at JA Manufaru’s Sunset Water Villas with Infinity Pool, and you won’t have to. This luxury retreat offers guests sights of the sunset from a tropical island in the Maldives, and the view is incredible. Think vibrant hues merging into a watercolour painting all accompanied by the gentle sound of the waves lapping against your villa. This luxurious home offers a huge 110 square metres of space, which includes a large private deck with an infinity edge pool. So put your feet up, dip into the water and gaze out at a view that you’ll never forget. The JA Manafaru experience is luxury defined.
If you’re still undecided, the latest accolade for JA Manafaru is ‘Best Resort In the Maldives’ as voted by Maldives Finest. This award is judged by guest happiness, quality of meals, luxury, comfort, beauty, service and other factors that contribute to an all-round incredible experience.
WHAT WE LOVED: The Sunset Water Villa with Infinity Pool features a glass floor panel where you can observe the exotic marine life below.
Once New York held the title of the world’s most famous skyline, but over the last two decades, Dubai caught up with the big apple. Thanks to the man-made marvel Palm Jumeirah, guests staying at Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai can enjoy room views of the world’s most striking city skyline. See everything from the world’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa to the world’s only ‘six star’ hotel, Burj Al Arab. Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai’s Premier City View Room gives guests a unique perspective on the world’s fastest growing city. Admire Dubai from the floor-to-ceiling windows, or stroll through the sliding glass doors to your private balcony. You’ll see the city, the record-breaking Palm Jumeirah alongside the shimmering Arabian Gulf. These are front row seats to the most spectacular space-age skyline in the world.
TOP TIP: Take advantage of the resort’s beach club for maximum R&R.
2. Soori Bali
Soori Bali is unique. Picture environmentally friendly designs nestled amid Indonesia’s spectacular scenery. Beach, sea, rice fields and mountains are at your doorstep here. We admit that all the rooms at this resort offer spectacular views. Our favourite room, however, is Soori Bali’s Mountain pool Villa because you can relax in luxury beneath the gaze of Mount Bratan: one of Bali’s most spectacular volcanoes. The Mountain Pool Villa is nestled amid a village-like area of the resort where each home is connected by landscaped gardens and courtyards. So let your hair down and dip into your own private pool, relax on the outdoor lounge pavilion and soak in the soothing sights. Where else can you admire the juxtaposition of volcanoes and farms from your living room? We’re especially impressed by Soori Bali’s combination of minimal fresh designs, each complimented by a range of luxurious features, whether that’s butler service or the resort spa.
WHAT WE LOVED: The (very private) outdoor shower soon became a holiday highlight.
When one of the main features is its location, (a vast 2000 metres above sea level overlooking a canyon) incredible sights are guaranteed. Sip a rustic red wine in a restaurant that teeters over the cliff edge, or soothe your soul with spa therapies – each with a look over the gorgeous mountain range below. “Diana’s Point” features at the resort centre, named after a visit by Princess Diana. The sense of seclusion in Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a luxurious experience, but Nizwa remains close by. So put your feet up and enjoy your morning tea or coffee with fresh mountain air and jaw-dropping room views.
FUN FACT: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar features the only restaurant in Oman that includes a fort.