8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

By on December 4, 2012
8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

 With so many unique and exotic hotels around the globe it’s hard to know where the hidden treasures lie to make your next getaway unforgettable. These 8 most beautiful destinations will most certainly take your breath away and give you an experience of a lifetime…Enjoy!

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CastaDiva Resort, Lake Como, Italy ( Pictured Above)

Visit one of the most exclusive travel destinations in Lake Como, Italy.  From a majestic pool floating right over the lake, to charming garden paths wending past little brooks, to a spa evoking the elements of water, earth, fire and air, CastaDiva provides world-class renewal to a privileged few. The spa’s relaxation area, housed in a historic 19th-century dock, invites guests to recline on chaise lounges placed dramatically on a glass floor suspended over the water.

Fine Italian cuisine is showcased at the resorts two exceptional restaurants, Le Jardin and Orangerie. And each evening, the pool is transformed into a dancing fountain to enchant guests with a show of lights and water choreographed to Italian arias. Just beyond the resort, guests will find endless diversions:  Seven golf courses, hiking, and water sports ranging from diving to boating. Charming villages along Lake Como beckon visitors to explore streets steeped in tradition and cultural delights. And back at CastaDiva, luxurious guest rooms and suites, stylishly dressed in Como’s famous silks, await with the promise of romantic views of moonlight on the lake. www.castadivaresort.com

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

Maia Resort and Spa, Mahe Island, Seychelles

This tropical oasis is a breathtakingly beautiful and transcends all levels of luxury lifestyle. Escape your busy life and re-discover yourself in this heavenly haven. Maia’s staff will do their utmost to ensure that you relax the moment you set foot inside the resort and for the entire duration of your stay, your dedicated personal butler will meet all your needs and wishes.

With only 30 exclusive villas to choose from, guest can enjoy the quiet and tranquility that they desire. Enjoy long walks along the unspoiled beaches surrounded by turquoise water and lush foliage De-stress and cleanse your body with a full day at the spa indulging in body and mind healing treatments. A true lavish escape in the midst of the African winds, Mahe Island will calm you soul and rejuvenate your senses. www.maia.com

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

La Playa Beach and Golf Resort, Naples Florida, USA

The only luxury resort on the Florida Gulf Coast that rivals the ambience and energy of South Beach, this getaway promises the experience of rejuvenation and relaxation whether under a white cabana, by a cascading warm waterfall in the pool, enjoying a good game on the Bob Cupp golf course, or simply enjoying the privacy of your guest suite. Enjoy the finest cuisine at BALEEN Naples in exotic SPA Terre with romance in the air. Sip margaritas while lounging on the sands of this beachfront beauty, you’ll be captivated by the tropical landscape and warm winds. Not only is relaxing an option, you can have some fun with any of the beach resort activities, La Playa’s water sport amenities are available, including wave runners, kayaks, parasail’s, body boards, and more! www.laplayaresort.com

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

Hotel Punta Islita, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

One of the original and most lauded of Costa Rican eco-resorts, the intimate Hotel Punta Islita is tucked into a hillside leading down to a lovely crescent beach along the vibrant Nicoya Peninsula. This exotic hotels 23 bungalows and thatched-roof villas, furnished by local craftspeople and punctuated by private plunge pools with inviting hammocks, are scattered in tiers, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by lush tropical foliage. This luxury resorts quiet luxury and secluded natural beauty make it an ideal choice for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or eco-wedding, while the rugged landscape holds endless appeals for adventure travelers. www.hotelpuntaislita.com

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8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

Hotel Yasmin, Czech Republic, Prague

One of Prague’s favored hotels, the Exclusive Hotel Yasmin offers a stylish design and world-class service just around the corner from famed Wenceslas Square in the heart of this popular East European city. It is surrounded by Prague’s most significant historical monuments and central to businesses. Yasmin’s luxury lifestyle and hotel accommodations are complemented by an exceptional level of exclusive customer service and attention to detail. All rooms and suites are fully air-conditioned and are equipped with mini-bar, satellite LCD screen television, high-speed Internet access and luxurious bathrooms. Enjoy the Old World European City in one of the finest leading hotels of the world. http://www.hotel-yasmin.cz/

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

La Bastide De Moustiers- Alain Ducasse Country Collection, Provence, France

In the Alps of High-Provence, at the foot of the village of Moustiers, the legendary restaurateur Alain Ducasse opened his first country inn: La Bastide de Moustiers. Once the country house of a master potter, La Bastide has been restored and renovated to perfection, with 11 individually designed rooms and one luxury suite, each charmingly named to evoke a particular Provençal theme: Lavande. L’Olive. Framboise (raspberry). L’Abeille (bee).

Para-gliding, kayaking and rock-climbing are just a few of the recreational options that await thrill-seekers in the surrounding countryside, and the resulting sore muscles can be soothed with a tempting menu of Ayurvedic massage treatments back at La Bastide.Yet no one could blame a guest for choosing to simply relax by the heated pool, or on a hammock in the shade of the trees, whiling away the hours with a good book or a refreshing aperitif.A unique experience with the inviting warmth of home away from home. www.bastide-moustiers.com

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8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

Brandenburger Hof, Berlin, Germany

In the heart of Berlin lies a tranquil retreat on a quiet little avenue just steps from the Kurfürstendamm and Memorial Church. The BRANDENBURGER HOF,

with just 58 rooms and 14 luxurious suites, inhabits a classic, Imperial-era town palace and surrounds its guests in stylish, five-star comfort that is equal parts contemporary, chic and sumptuous. The atmosphere is exclusive, the service tailored to the individual and highly select, making this one of the most exclusive and leading hotels in the world.  A stay here is the ideal starting point for a journey of discovery through the German capital, with its rich history and cultural diversity. For guests who book the hotels’ EXQUISIT program, the pampering begins as soon as they reach Berlin, where they are met at the airport or train station by the BRANDENBURGER HOF’s own limousine service for a transfer to the hotel. Flowers and fresh await their arrival in-room, and throughout their stay, the VIP treatment continues. In the morning, every breakfast dish imaginable can be ordered, and is freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Chauffeured limousine service throughout the day whisks guests on city excursions then returns them to the hotel for afternoon tea and open bar. In addition, all BRANDENBURGER HOF guests benefit from the presence of an almost omniscient concierge and a theatre box office in the hotel. The ultimate in luxury lifestyle. www.brandenburger-hof.com

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8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

8 Most Exclusive Travel Destinations

Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Switzerland

A ultra exclusive location just steps away from Lake Zurich, spectacular interiors steeped in tradition, and highly personal service: these are hallmarks of the exclusive Baur au Lac. For more than 165 years, this Zurich landmark has been in the care of one family, which has maintained its traditional elegance and high standards while introducing every modern comfort.

Throughout its illustrious history, Baur au Lac has catered to royalty, celebrities and discerning international travelers with unequaled hospitality. And now, a $50-million renovation has brought new luster to this historic leading hotel, the centerpiece of which is a Pierre Yves-Rochon redesign of the popular Pavillons restaurant and its adjoining Terrasse. The internationally renowned Rive Gauche restaurant, too, was recently re-launched with a bold new sophisticated style.Thirty-two of the hotel’s guest accommodations have been reconfigured to create 22 expansive new rooms and suites, all upgraded with the latest technology, including Bose sound systems in all suite s. All accommodations provide the ultimate in luxury, and their style evokes the intimate atmosphere of a private home. There are several luxurious, expertly appointed salons for business and social gatherings. The hotel resides in its own private park on the lake shore at the upper end of fashionable Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s famous shopping and business district. It is just a stone’s throw from all the city’s major cultural and historic attractions. www.bauraulac.ch

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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