Sometimes a hotel is so special that it becomes a destination in itself. If you’re looking for properties worth planning a trip to, check out the T+L 500, our annual list of readers’ favorite hotels and resorts.
       Based on the results of the World’s Best Awards poll (voted by our readers), these 500 top-rated hotels offer the best locations, great design and exceptional service that our readers want to return to again and again.
        The winners are divided into eight geographic regions: Africa and the Middle East, Australia, South Pacific, Canada; Mexico, Central and South America;
        Below, we highlight 10 properties that embody all the breathtaking charm and amenities you might look for when planning your next dream vacation. Read the full T+L 500 list in the May 2024 issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands today or digitally on Apple News+.
        The name Etéreo means “unearthly” in Spanish and aptly describes this rejuvenating resort on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Known for its upscale restaurants, state-of-the-art Sana Spa, stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby cenotes, it’s no wonder it’s a family favorite and has attracted multiple generations.
        Montage Los Cabos is located on Santa Maria Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico and features 122 rooms, suites and villas and 52 residences. Here you’ll find fresh Baja-style cuisine and, if you time it right, see the annual migration of gray and humpback whales.
        Fiji’s private island resort, Kokomo, is a 45-minute flight from Nadi International Airport. This secluded resort is pristine and ultra-luxurious, with some of the best diving and snorkeling around the world’s fourth largest coral reef.
        Situated in Europe overlooking Asia, the Four Seasons Hotel enjoys a unique location on the shores of the Bosphorus. The heated outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of shopping in one of Istanbul’s most fashionable areas.
       This restored 19th-century mansion in Lamego, Portugal, has 71 rooms with panoramic views of the Douro River, private balconies and wooden walkways leading to tranquil secret gardens.
        This top 10 resort in Europe according to the World’s Best Awards 2023 is located in the heart of the village of Imerovigli in Santorini. Whether you’re by the infinity pool or in the comfort of a private villa, it’s impossible to miss the bright orange sunset over the Aegean Sea.
        The Ritz-Carlton, Maui, deeply rooted in Hawaiian history, underwent a $100 million renovation last year. It is designed with local culture in mind and supports the nearby Honokaua Shrine, a recognized wahi-pana or sacred site where approximately 2,000 Hawaiians lived and were buried. 610 and 1800 n. e.).
        If you’ve ever been to La Fortuna, Costa Rica, you know that it is one of the most amazing natural places in the world. At Nayala Tented Camp, not only will you be able to admire the biodiversity around you under the guidance of a trained naturalist guide, but after a busy day of sightseeing, you can relax in your spacious tent, equipped with a private pool fed by volcanic mineral hot springs.
       Aspen’s only ski-in/ski-out hotel features 92 rooms, a new luxury spa, two restaurants, three bars, stunning mountain views and, you guessed it, all the après-ski amenities.
        Just 90 minutes north of Boston, Kennebunkport, Maine, offers the comfort and elevated location of the White Barn Inn. Spacious oceanfront cottage with fireplace, large living room and direct access to heated infinity pool.

Post time: Apr-25-2024