Darryl Leniuk / Digital Vision / Getty Images

When Only the Finest Will Do

Sip Champagne from a private hotel balcony overlooking the ocean, enjoy butler service in your sprawling suite or let sparks fly during a romantic private dinner — it's all in the name of luxury travel. Discover the finest resorts, Michelin-starred restaurants and a wealth of spas in the world's finest destinations.

Get Inspired

An exterior shot of the Aurora Ice Hotel, the only ice hotel in America, located 60 miles from Fairbanks, AK. 960 1280

  

Ice-cold drinks aren't a problem at The Aurora Ice Hotel bar. 960 1280

  

One of the exclusive rooms at the luxurious Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, CO. 960 1280

  

An exterior shot of the Out `n' About Treesort in Takilma, OR. 960 1280

  

There are no elevators at this resort. All access is via ladders and rope walks. 960 1280

  

Viking and Viking wannabes are welcome at the Nordic Inn in Crosby, MN. 960 1280

  

Each Nordic Inn room is decorated for the occasion. 960 1280

  

Industry is one of 18 unique cottages at the Winvian Country Inn in Litchfield Hills, CT. 960 1280

  

Another cottage at Winvian, the Helicopter, comes complete with a fuselage and wood-burning stove. 960 1280

  

The Madonna Inn boasts 110 rooms and the largest convention center on the Central West Coast in San Luis Obispo, CA. 960 1280

  

Each of the 110 rooms at the Madonna Inn are decorated differently, attracting all kinds of visitors. 960 1280

  

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, resort, Samana, Dominican Republic
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Samana, Dominican Republic)

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Samana, Dominican Republic)

The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private whirlpool tubs. 960 1280

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts  

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Samana, Dominican Republic)

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Samana, Dominican Republic)

Located on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado has 2 gorgeous pools with bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool offers a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees. 960 1280

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts  

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows (Oahu, HI)

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows (Oahu, HI)

Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street. 960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows (Oahu, HI)

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows (Oahu, HI)

Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The lodgings are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away.   960 1280

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows  

Travaasa Hana (Maui, HI)

Travaasa Hana (Maui, HI)

Travaasa Hana has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip. 960 1280

Travaasa Experiential Resorts  

Hotel Hana-Maui (Maui, HI)

Hotel Hana-Maui (Maui, HI)

The Travaasa Hana delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has 2 beautiful pools.   960 1280

Travaasa Experiential Resorts  

Jake's (South Coast, Jamaica)

Jake's (South Coast, Jamaica)

Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug — there's no phone, internet or TV in the cottages.   960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Jake's (South Coast, Jamaica)

Jake's (South Coast, Jamaica)

Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, the excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean.   960 1280

Jakes Hotel  

Geejam (Port Antonio, Jamaica)

Geejam (Port Antonio, Jamaica)

The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of its drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. 960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Geejam (Port Antonio, Jamaica)

Geejam (Port Antonio, Jamaica)

The Geejam is made up of only 5 private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi.   960 1280

Geejam Hotel  

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort (St. John, US Virgin Islands)

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort (St. John, US Virgin Islands)

Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with 7 remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded.   960 1280

Leading Hotels Of The World  

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort (St. John, US Virgin Islands)

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort (St. John, US Virgin Islands)

Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's 4 restaurants is Equator, which was built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill.   960 1280

Leading Hotels Of The World  

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa takes full advantage of its natural setting: The rooms, restaurants, and pool all offer stunning views of Arenal Volcano.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Arenas Del Mar Beach And Nature Resort
The Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort's most impressive feature just might be its access to two beautiful, white-sand beaches. Arenas del Mar has the best beach access in Manuel Antonio: It's under a five-minute golf cart ride to the sand.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge
Si Como No Resort and Spa features a wildlife refuge across the street, which highlights a crocodile-alligator habitat and a butterfly habitat.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa
The beautiful pools with natural thermal waters, stunning volcano views from rooms, pools, and bar make Royal Corin the place to be in La Fortuna/Arenal, Costa Rica.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Gaia Hotel And Reserve
The luxurious and well-designed pools at the Gaia Hotel and Reserve are tucked into the hillside of a 14-acre nature reserve, so magnificent views are surely familiar here.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Guests will feel truly pampered at the exclusive and private Gaia Hotel and Reserve. The pool and hotel alike allow no kids, so peace and quiet is never a problem.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge
A staple in the beautiful Manuel Antonio resort area, Si Como No is carefully built into a lush hillside, which means great views and winding paths surrounded by colorful flowers and wildlife.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel
The Spanish-style property has lovely landscaping that will make you swear you're standing in a piazza in Western Europe.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Buena Vista Luxury Villas
There's a lot to like about Buena Vista Luxury villas: The beautiful, sprawling 33-acre grounds, a great on-site beach and beach bar, and big rooms.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
If views are what you're after, the Arenal Kioro is tough to top. The hotel's developers used a laser to align each room with the volcano, so there's not a bad view in the house.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Hotel La Mariposa
When you arrive at La Mariposa, it's hard to imagine the breathtaking beauty that awaits you beyond the front desk.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Buena Vista Luxury Villas
Buena Vista Luxury Villas' killer combo of stunning, panoramic views and a solid beach is rare in Manuel Antonio, where few hotels have on-site beach access.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Arenas Del Mar Beach And Nature Resort
Arenas Del Mar Beach And Nature Resort's lush rainforest, and two beautiful white-sand beaches.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

La Mariposa
Perched high above the Pacific Ocean, the highlight of the 60-room La Mariposa is the breathtaking coastal views from the restaurant, pool deck, and guest rooms.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
The Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa makes the most of not only the views, but the entire natural setting. Part of the lobby is open-air, overlooking green hills; there's an outdoor area off of the restaurant; and every room has not one, but two terraces. On the grounds, stone paths wind through lush landscaping, and waterfalls connect seven small pools filled with natural thermal waters.
960 1280

Oyster.com  

The Hot List

Enter to Win a $100,000 Caribbean Vacation!
Join the conversation on Social Media!
Leaf-peeping, road trips, fun getaways and more!
Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.