New Luxury Resorts to Check Into 2018

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Oceanfront infinity pool at The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa

The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa, Bali

A lush oasis awaits you in the heart of Bali at The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa. Modern takes on traditional Balinese designs adorn the furnishings in all 105 rooms of this luxury resort, with dark wooden tones accented by floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of the picturesque beach or the resort's garden. Take a relaxing swim in the resort's oceanfront infinity pool which presents sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, or luxuriate in a relaxing spa treatment at in-house Kahyangan Spa. Here, a sauna equipped with hot and cold plunge pools, and tailored treatments focusing on total health and wellbeing guarantee sheer bliss. The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa is also the perfect launching pad for exploring southern Bali. Hit the beach, bike along coastal roads, or make for Seminyak's buzzing bars and world-class clubs. But before embarking on your adventure, be sure to fuel up with nosh from the resort's two in-house restaurants, Satan Restaurant and Sanje Restaurant. These restaurants offer all-day dining, with the former serving up incredibly fresh international cuisine, while the latter dishes out healthy Mediterranean fare fused with local flavours.

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Luxury resorts get re-defined with the stunning D-Resort Göcek
Aerial view of D-Resort Göcek

D-Resort Göcek, Turkey

Previously a small fishing town, Göcek is now a stunning yachting haven, being a favourite stop with sailors and a set-off point for traditional gulet cruises. Backed by a stunning mountain backdrop and fronted by the azure blue Mediterranean sea, D-Resort Göcek is the perfect luxury retreat for those looking to unwind by the sea. All 103 rooms in this luxury resort are elegantly furnished with light-coloured furniture and wide floor-to-ceiling windows , which give the rooms a light and airy feel. A whole host of activities await guests - rejuvenate yourself at a traditional Turkish hammam, or take a day trip around the 12 islands of Göcek on a hotel yacht. Delight in fresh bites served up all day at either of the resort's three restaurants, with Greek, Aegean and Japanese cuisine served up using the finest produce from the area.

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Hotel Three Sixty is a luxury resort in Ojachal, Costa Rica
Catch the sunset at Hotel Three Sixty's 200 square metre infinity pool

Hotel Three Sixty, Costa Rica

Built on a 58-acre private rainforest reserve 300 metres above the cosmopolitan town of Ojochal, this luxury resort features 12 private villas with breathtaking views of the ocean and a lush tropical jungle. Furnished with modern Indonesian-inspired architecture, the rooms feature clean lines accented with wooden touches. Being part of a long biological corridor consisting of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, chances of spotting wildlife such as toucans, sloths, monkeys and humpback whales are aplenty at this resort. Head over to the nearby town of Ojochal to try the wide array of traditional Costa Rican fare, or book a tour for whale watching, sport fishing, or scuba diving. Wind down after a long day by the resort's infinity pool perfectly positioned to catch the sunset, with a 360 Vodka - an eco-friendly house spirit created in collaboration with the renowned McCormick Distilling Company.

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Luxury resorts Africa
Watch wildlife in their natural habitat from the comfort of your private deck

Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, Botswana

Located in Chobe National Park, known as the elephant capital of the world, Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge combines the best of nature with the finer luxuries in life. Catch elephants, safari animals, and over 250 species of birds in their natural habitat while luxuriating in your private tented room. Here, the air-conditioned rooms are housed on raised wooden platforms, with large private decks furnished with lounge chairs and daybeds ideal for watching the wildlife, or enjoying a dinner in complete privacy. Experiences such as star gazing or safari tours, or a dining experience under the stars are also available upon request.

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Gold luxury resort China
Take a swim in the hotel's infinity pool, the centre piece of its courtyard

Honor Resort Yun Shu, Dali

One for the golf lovers, Honor Resort Yun Shu is the place for picturesque golf courses set against the stunning backdrop of Yunnan province. Contemporary Chinese architecture is at the heart of this resort's design, with classical Chinese motifs integrated into spacious pared-back spaces. All 23 rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows and doorways which open out onto private terraces, with views of the nearby Cang mountain, a scenic hiking route and a nature reserve. Unwind with a meditative walk along the nearby Erhai lake, or venture into Dali Ancient Town to take a closer look at historic temples and traditional folk houses of this major stop along the Silk Road. End your day with authentic Sichuan cuisine at the resort's in-house restaurant, Yun Restaurant, and come nightfall, indulge in fine wines and cigars at the resort's wine and cigar bar.

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