With summer just around the corner, it’s vacation-planning time. Make the best of the weather or book a winter break to brighten the darker days. Give yourself something to look forward to!
To help, here’s our list of the best hotels in the world. Do you yearn for sun and sea or winter sports and snow? Or just want to relax in the sumptuous surroundings of the top luxury hotels in the US? We’ve got you covered.
The Best Hotels in the World—and the Best Way to Get to Them
Nobody wants to start their vacation with a long trip to the airport, an endless queue, an antisocial night-time flight—or all three. But that’s often the reality of commercial flights.
Long transfers, waits and queues. Crowded airports and planes. Inconvenient departure dates and anti-social flight times. And at the other end, the long wait for your luggage to appear (if it ever does)—hopefully in time for you to catch the crowded shuttle bus…
There’s a Better Way to Travel
Choosing the most convenient departure and arrival airports for you—closer to your home and destination—and enjoying shorter, simpler transfers.
Scheduling flights when you want and arriving at the airport just shortly before your flight.
Relaxing in a private lounge while your luggage is whisked away and taken care of, and staff quickly complete all the necessary checks.
Now picture a peaceful, spacious plane with luxurious amenities and roomy, comfortable seats. Look around. Your fellow passengers are all people you’ve chosen to travel with: family, friends, or both.
Isn’t this a better way to start your break? And the only fitting way to travel to the best hotels in the world?
Start your vacation right. Fly privately! Naturally, many of the best luxury resorts in the world have airports suitable for private travelers nearby, but for your convenience, we’ve listed the nearest airports for our chosen hotels.
Ready for some armchair travel? Then here are our top ten best hotels in the world.
The Best Beach Hotels in The World
Some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the world—and most of the best beach hotels in the world—are on exotic, sun-drenched islands. Come with us to the Caribbean, Maldives, Philippines, and French West Indies.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Mountain cottages surrounded by trees or beachfront bungalows. Rainforest treehouses offering spa treatments. Shimmering white sand beaches and colorful gardens. Sugar Beach Resort, on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, looks and sounds like paradise.
Set in 100 acres of peaceful, beautiful rainforest, the resort is surrounded by the UNESCO-listed Pitons—mountainous volcanic spires. All accommodation has spectacular views and private outdoor space with either a pool or jacuzzi. Several eateries and bars guarantee a variety of delicious dining and drinking experiences, and there’s a range of sports facilities if you’re feeling energetic.
Soneva Jani, one of the top luxury hotels in the world, lies in the Noonu Atoll. Here, the largest and most luxurious villas in the Maldives sit in one of the world’s quietest resorts. The 51 over-water retreats and three island residences are all wonderfully spacious and private.
Over-water retreats offer sliding roofs for stargazing and terraces, with a pool and a waterslide into the lagoon. Island residences, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and forests, have direct access to the beach. If you can tear yourself away, enjoy watersports, two wellness complexes, and activities such as an astronomy dinner or private cinema experience. For children, the Den offers a zipline through a cascading waterfall, Lego, music, mocktails, and much more.
The nearest airport is Maafaru International Airport, around 8 miles from the resort. A seaplane or speedboat service takes you onwards to the resort.
Amanpulo is one of the most exclusive luxury hotels in the world, set on a private island in the Philipines’ Cuyo Archipelago. Inland, tropical jungle; on the shoreline, white sandy beaches, crystal-clear blue seas, and coral reefs.
Beachfront villas all have their own pool and a private chef and butler. There are also beautiful beach, hillside, and treetop casitas, either with or without a pool. They all offer spectacular views and luxurious amenities, indoors and out.
Enjoy cruises, watersports, spa facilities, and private yoga and meditation sessions. A choice of bars and eateries allow you to dine as casually or formally as you wish.
The two nearest airports are Busuanga Airport (68 miles) and San Jose Airport (73 miles). However, most visitors fly to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, around 224 miles away. From here, Amanpulo offers transfers to their private lounge and hangar, where their own shuttle service flies you to the resort’s airstrip.
Cheval Blanc St-Barth
Cheval Blanc St Barth offers an array of accommodation choices. It ranges from simpler rooms with beautiful outdoor lounges and views, to grander bungalows with pools, outdoor kitchenettes and lounges, and private paths to the beach. All are very elegant and well-equipped. There’s also the exceptional beachfront Villa de France, with five ensuite bedrooms, two infinity pools, and its own spa, fitness room, dining room, and kitchen.
The resort has a fitness studio, sports facilities, restaurants, and boutiques all set between volcanic, forested hills and white sandy beaches. It’s also famous for its dedication to personal service and bespoke experiences.
Gustav III (St Barth) Airport, just a mile and a half away, is the island’s only airport. You can also fly to Grand Case Airport (20 miles) on Guadeloupe and Princess Juliana Airport, Saint Maarten (21 miles), but you’ll need an onward flight or boat transfer.
Best Ski Hotels in The World
Switzerland offers some of the best mountain hotels in the world, combining grandeur and breathtaking views with great access to winter sports. Our first two choices are in the well-known ski and health resort of Davos. The nearest airport is Samedan Airport, 19 miles away. Other options include Mollis Airport (41 miles) or St Gallen Altenrhein Airport (49 miles).
Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvedere
One of only six Steigenberger ‘Icon’ hotels, the 5-star Belvedere is in a grand 1875 building in the town center. It combines historic charm with modern amenities, such as a wellness area with pool, whirlpool, massage rooms, fitness facilities, saunas, and steam bath.
Two restaurants, a bistro, a trattoria, and a bar with lighter catering options provide a range of local and international dishes. The rooms are well-appointed and spacious, and many have wonderful mountain views.
AlpenGold Hotel Davos
The uniquely pinecone-styled, golden, Alpengold Hotel Davos sits in a beautiful setting near the forest and Lake Davos. It offers two bars and four restaurants, including the novel Cheese Factory where you can enjoy raclette and fondue.
The rooms are simple but elegant, and the hotel’s concierge service strives to satisfy your every whim or wish. The huge Spa Nescens boasts a fitness studio, yoga room, mixed and single-sex saunas and steam rooms, and heated indoor and outdoor pools. There are also two private Alpine Spa suites for couples, each with a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool.
Situated in the glamorous, elegant St. Moritz, Kulm Hotel is one of the best 5-star hotels in the world. Known as the birthplace of the winter holiday, it hosted the first Winter Olympics in Klum Park in 1928. Much of the building is over 165 years old.
Even standard rooms are exceptionally spacious, and suites are truly luxurious. The outstanding spa offers a range of treatments, multiple pools, steam baths, and a salt water grotto. There’s also a Finnish Sauna, a Bio-Sauna for women, an infrared cabin, a Knelpp footbath, and a relaxation lounge. The hotel has a well-equipped gym, tennis courts, and a golf course, and offers Pilates, yoga, and meditation sessions. Several eateries, a bar, and the Country Club provide varied cuisines and atmospheres to suit your mood.
Samedan Airport, just three miles away, is the only airport within 50 miles.
Top luxury hotels in the US
Not all luxury hotels in the world are in tropical locations or prestigious ski resorts! If you want top-class accommodation and amenities in wild, open spaces with fantastic views, the US has some of the best hotels in the world.
The Inn of The Five Graces
The Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe’s only Native-American-owned hotel, gives guests an immersive experience in the culture of the Pueblo people. The hotel’s spacious rooms have Southwestern-style pine furnishings, and a king-size or two double beds. Santa Fe Suites have a lounge with a sleeper sofa and kitchenette.
The Hacienda, the hotel’s secluded, exclusive retreat, has 35 lavish rooms and suites. Guests enjoy butler service, complimentary breakfast, and an evening reception.
Try the Amaya Restaurant, offering contemporary dishes with a nod to Native American history, or private tepee dining. The Inn has an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, yoga sessions, and a spa offering facials, massages, reflexology, and traditional Native American treatments.
Twin Farms, set in 300 acres of scenic Vermont countryside, is an adults-only all-inclusive resort. Its 20 individually designed cottages and suites have beautiful furnishings and museum-quality art. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and lunches, picnics in any location, or room service. Nothing is too much trouble.
Dinner time can be casual in the Twiggs Restaurant or more formal in the Main Dining Room. There’s a host of outdoor activities to try, with all instruction and equipment included, and even a private mountain for skiing.
The Resort at Paws Up
Paws Up sits in 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness, encompassing 100 miles of trails, and 10 miles of the Blackfoot River. The 1.5 million-acre Bob Marshall Wilderness Area is nearby. Guests can enjoy numerous outdoor activities, including horse-riding, paintball, fly-fishing, and rafting, and the Sky Line Aerial Adventure Park.
The luxurious accommodation, ranging from glamping tents and tree houses, fits its surroundings. The epitome is the four-bedroom Blackfoot River Lodge, with three bathrooms, an office, a laundry room, and four decks—plus a tent on the adjacent riverbank.
The resort has two restaurants and offers barbecues and picnics. There’s also a fitness center, yoga sessions, and Spa Town, offering a range of treatments in a peaceful tent complex.
Book Your Break—and Your Private Flight
Time to stop armchair traveling and start traveling! If you’ve been inspired by our list of the best hotels and resorts in the world, make a reservation now. Understandably, they’re all very popular. And don’t forget to book your private flight so that you can arrive relaxed. If you need help with your booking, contact our friendly, expert team here at Paramount Business Jets. Just call +1-877-727-2538 ext. 1 or email email@example.com.