For many vacationers, the perfect trip is directly related to the scenery. There’s also a misconception that in order to experience some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world you’ll have to hoof it into the middle of a jungle or remote beach and sleep on the ground. That’s not the case. To prove it, here are some of the most beautiful destinations on the planet where you can still stay in the comfort of a hotel.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system in the world, and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s not hard to find a place to stay where you can take in the green seas, white sands and thick rainforests, but one of the best locations is a place called Qualia, on the end of Hamilton Island. This luxury resort offers amazing views of the surrounding landscape and the Coral Sea.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora has long been known for its amazing scenery and water front resorts. The stilted bungalows at La Meridien offer top-shelf luxury, right on top of the water. If you stay in one of these amazing rooms you can simply walk down a set of steps directly into the lagoon, and you can view cruising sea life below through the glass floors.
You may not realize that New Zealand is a snow skiing destination, but Queenstown is hopping with snow bunnies in the winter (pun intended). When staying at The Rees, you’ll be able to see snow-capped mountains and the nearby Lake Wakatipu. The view of the Southern Alps as you fly into the fiord toward your destination is one of the most unbeatable views you’re likely to ever get.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
There’s no denying the beauty of the Amazon Rainforest, but it can be difficult to find comfortable accommodations should this destination have a place on your travel bucket list. Look no further than the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, right on the Rio Negro. Each bungalow is equipped with luxury beds, air conditioning and hammocks for lounging. Form the resort, guests can take canoe trips and explore the area for wildlife, and thanks to conditions on this particular part of the river, insects are minimal!