While it is true that we are all currently in quarantine at the moment, there’s no reason for you to put a lockdown on your travel dreams. Here are 10 hotels that we are dreaming about RN and would love to revisit as soon as this pandemic disappears! By Amitha Ameen
1. OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo – Maldives
Surrounded by palm trees and turquoise hues of South Malé Atoll, lies a luxurious all-inclusive beach resort. Accessed only by a 45-minute speedboat ride, OZEN by Atmosphere is the dream holiday you never knew you needed.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
‘A private playground’ right in the heart of Dubai Marina district — the Ritz-Carlton Dubai needs no introduction. With a private beachfront view of the Arabian Gulf, this luxurious property is favoured by many during their visit to Dubai.
3. Raffles Singapore
A Singaporean icon, Raffles is a 19th-century landmark that was opened in 1887. You cannot visit Singapore and not stay at this landmark hotel. The colonial-styled hotel is very much a part of the country’s history and offers a fairytale experience.
4. Vakkaru Maldives
Surrounded by an infinity shaped blue lagoon and crystal-clear waters of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, Vakkaru Maldives offers privacy like no other. Laze under swaying coconut palms, swim with the dolphins or enjoy a sumptuous meal at one of their signature restaurants.
5. Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
An upscale sky-rise overlooking the banks of Dubai Water Canal and situated in Sheikh Zayed Road district, an oasis of sorts in the middle of the city — at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City — you can expect extremely friendly and courteous staff, spacious rooms with superb views and basically everything that comprises a luxurious and pampered vacation.
6. AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali
The next time you find yourself in Bali, make sure to check-in to the AYANA Resort and Spa, for a complete Balinese experience. Situated on an oceanfront clifftop and surrounded by lush gardens for as far as the eye can see – we cannot wait to head back here for cocktail hours by the ocean.
7. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Located on a private island and surrounded by magnificent coral reefs, Gili Lankanfushi is just 20 minutes away from Male by boat. Forty-four private villas designed with natural materials and featuring open-air bathrooms and over water sun-decks are what awaits you when you step onto the private reserve. Did we mention the no-shoes policy, enabling you to truly connect with nature in the rawest of ways possible?
8. Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain
When in Bahrain, it is almost impossible to not recognise this striking high-rise metal and glass tower. Situated on a private island, Four Seasons Bahrain offers the perfect mix of privacy and convenience for all kinds of travellers. With chic rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and every other amenity you can think of, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you decide not to step out of the hotel premises.
Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and home to white-sand beaches, tropical jungles, picturesque hiking trails and much more. Elevate your experience on the island by staying at the secluded seaside resort of Vinpearl Discovery 3 Phu Quoc. An ideal island escape with gorgeous villas and great views right next to a nature reserve.
10. Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Imagine staying in a heritage monument that was earlier a post office built in 1928. Singapore’s 71st National Monument, you read that right, the luxury hotel offers beautiful uninterrupted views of the Singapore River or Marina Bay. With a fantastic location, amazing ambience and enjoying a cult status of sorts, this heritage property is a must stay.