There’s something to be said about a vacation where you arrive at the airport, are transferred to the hotel or resort, and never leave the property until check out. The following extravagant hotels, from Marrakech to California, offer guests an unforgettable getaway filled with five-star accommodations, delectable dining options, doting staff and remarkable amenities. As winter approaches, it’s the perfect time for travelers to book an extended getaway.
Atlantis, The Palm
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Built on a magnificent man-made island in Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm is home to a luxurious ocean-themed resort boasting exciting marine and entertainment options including Aquaventure, the No. 1 waterpark in the Middle East and Europe, a diverse array of over 23 restaurants and bars, private beaches, interactive animal experiences, and awe-inspiring Underwater Suites. Covering more than 100 acres nestled between the Arabian Sea and the bustling city of Dubai, Atlantis, The Palm offers guests an exciting world of luxury and endless entertainment.
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Moroccan luxury meets timeless elegance. Guests of La Mamounia can comfortably entertain themselves all day exploring the grounds of La Mamounia, or even, spend time lounging in an exquisitely appointed suite or Riad. The hotel features a 27,000 sq. foot Mamounia Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor ozone swimming pools, ping pong tables and a ‘Boulodrome’ for games of La Petanque, five bars, and three signature restaurants. Situated on the edge of the walls of the old city of Marrakech, La Mamounia is named after its legendary 200-year-old gardens that are big enough to explore and get lost in for a day. Since the hotel originally opened in 1923, the iconic hotel has hosted the “who’s who” of international royalty, politicians, celebrities and the jet set, and is globally regarded as one of the most notable and desirable hotels in the world. For more #TCApproved tips, check out 5 reasons to LOVE La Mamounia.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
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Consistently recognized as one of North America’s top hotels and Colorado’s premier luxury ski resort, The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers limitless outdoor adventure, world-class amenities and sophisticated dining. Their in-house restaurant, Buffalos serves bold, flavorful Rocky Mountain cuisine whereas the exclusive Bachelors Lounge is regarded as the Vail Valley’s only cigar lounge. The resort’s signature amenities include the soothing Forbes Four-Star Bachelor Gulch Spa and fitness center featuring 19 treatment rooms, co-ed rock-lined grotto, integrated wellness program, and both Pilates and yoga studios. The Ritz-Kids program offers children fun and educational activities. Bachelor Gulch also offers pet-friendly amenities for four-legged guests, among other offerings. Modern alpine charm and stunning tranquility make this Vail Valley resort a luxurious retreat, treasured by those who appreciate the magnificence of nature and the joy of simple relaxation.
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
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Touting world-class service and experiences infused with Spanish flavor, Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia is a getaway destination in its own right. The resort’s crown jewel and only Hammam treatment spa in the area, Joya Spa, offers treatments inspired by the Moroccan deserts and Andalusia in Southern Spain. Prado, the resort’s signature award-winning restaurant, boasts a menu featuring tapas, wood-fired fare, and daily paellas—all featuring locally-procured ingredients alongside innovative cocktails and wine. Evocative of a Spanish village, guests are encouraged to explore and try new things across this 27 acre luxury resort from shopping the latest trends at Dulcinea Boutique to unwinding at one of the resorts’ three pools. Know anyone who would like to know more about wining and dining? Brush up on “wine education” with one of the hotel’s renowned connoisseur. Sign us up!
Belmond El Encanto
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Long favored by Hollywood’s elite, Belmond El Encanto is an enchanting hideaway for those who cherish exclusivity and privacy. Whether this hotel’s purpose is for complete seclusion or exploring the lush grounds of this Santa Barbara icon, guests can find everything at their fingertips. From lounging at the zero-edge infinity pool to rejuvenating at The Spa at El Encanto and retreating to their spacious bungalow, guests can also get a professional workout in by celebrity trainer and fitness/nutrition specialist Nora Tobin through numerous activities offered on property. Once the sun starts to set, guests are encouraged to take in a breathtaking view from The Terrace while enjoying a fine Santa Barbara wine and locally-sourced cuisine, which paints a quintessential Southern California evening.
Enchantment Resort & Mii amo, a destination spa
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Nestled deep into the foothills of Northern Arizona’s Boynton Canyon and surrounded by the towering red rock walls of Sedona, Enchantment Resort and Mii amo, a destination spa, are secluded luxury escapes and a travel destination in their own right. Guests can take advantage of the 100+ weekly activities offered by the resorts including red rock hikes and some of the nation’s best mountain biking terrain. Enchantment Resort is also home to seven outdoor tennis courts, multiple pools, 5 dining outlets, a Native American Program, and Camp Coyote Kids Camp. Guests of Enchantment Resort can opt for a day spent across the way at Mii amo, a destination spa, or guests staying at Mii amo can choose to embark on a 3, 4, or 7 day journey where they will indulge in two spa treatments and/or consultations each day.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is an outdoor playground and hidden escape creating the ultimate getaway destination. Situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast, this luxurious Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond resort resides amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys in Carlsbad, California. From swimming in sparkling resort pools, partaking in a tennis or volleyball match at the resort’s on-property courts or playing golf at the championship Arnold Palmer-designed Golf Course, guests have plenty of entertainment. If you prefer take a day off to focus on yourself, opt for the rejuvenating spa treatments at Aviara Spa or a consultation at VeraVia Wellness Facility.
The Cove, Eleuthera
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Named by Travel+ Leisure as “The Best Secret Island on Earth,” the intimate 57-room resort is situated on 40 lush acres, offering a selection of stylish, whitewashed seaside cottages and villas embraced by endless turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling and exploration. Located just 50 miles east of Nassau, The Cove, Eleuthera features two private entry beaches, a fitness center, open-air sunset bar, and a gourmet restaurant and sushi bar. From embarking on one of the resort’s signature activities such as the Conch Shell Diving Adventure Package or “Eat the Enemy” Lionfish hunting expedition to more relaxed pursuits such as lounging by the scenic, hilltop infinity pool, guests have a bevy of options at their fingertips.