BEAUTIFUL HOTELS @beautifulhotels

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Villa Chameleon, located in the lush coastal village of Buwit in Bali, blurs the boundaries between natural and built environments, almost resembling a house long-forgotten in the jungle. As is Balinese custom, each pavilion is meant to accommodate a different function; all communal spaces are kept open towards the elements, while private areas are closable. The buildings follow the contour and topography of the land, providing ample vantage points out over the river below. (📷: @daniel.koh 📍: Bali, Indonesia)

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Have the winter blues set in for you? If so, maybe it's time to experience a new kind — like the rich navy of Aegean Sea contrasting with the sparkling, turquoise waters of a private infinity pool while you soak up the warm Mykonos sun at Cavo Tagoo. It’s never too soon to start planning your next vacation, and when it comes to Greece’s iconic islands, there’s never a bad day to visit. Where is your next getaway? (📷: @kinsonsworld 📍: Cavo Tagoo Mykonos)

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Nestled between pristine beaches and lush garden landscapes, @shangrilaabudhabi is a one-of-a-kind oasis in the heart of the bustling UAE capital. Designed in a classic Arabesque style, the hotel's 213 rooms, 161 apartments and 7 bars and restaurants exude a quintessential Arabic flair, from the traditionally arched doorways to the vibrant color schemes to the winding waterways that connect various parts of the hotel property — yes, you heard that right, guests travel by abra (a traditional Arabic boat) to get to and from the hotel's facilities. Travel tip: Be sure to indulge in a "Four Hands Harmonizing Massage" at CHI, The Spa, where the hands of skilled therapists will lull you into a state of complete calm and relaxation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(📍:@shangrilaabudhabi)

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Looking for a holistic approach to your next vacation? If so, you may want to check out Keemala in Phuket, Thailand, where you can pair a swim in your private pool villa with a healing spa experience that will focus on re-aligning your energies — amongst many other energy-boosting options. Enjoy a meal of healthy cuisine at Mala Restaurant, where dishes consist only of raw, macrobiotic, and slow cooked foods— and be sure to ask for the story behind the hotel’s architecture, as it dates back centuries and involves four distinct clans that played a huge role in the area's history. (📷: @outsideboxx 📍: Keemala- Phuket, Thailand)

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Take a break from exploring the golden cliffs, whitewashed villages, and relaxing beaches of Algarve and take a note from the locals during your stay at the Casa Mae Lagos. Whether it be farm-to-table cooking lessons, sculpting with a renowned ceramicist, or BBQ-ing the catch of the day, the hotel offers its guests the chance to discover the local's style of day-to-day activities. What would you choose to learn more about first?(📷: @lalarebelo 📍: Casa Mãe Lagos)

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Bundle up and experience the magic of snowy winter days at Blantyre — a Tudor-style mansion-and-estate-turned-elegant-resort built in 1902, ideally situated in the Berkshires between Boston and New York. Escape the chill in the air with a cup of hot chocolate upon arrival, or if you're feeling a bit more indulgent, try out the resort's "Winter Bliss Package" — designed to warm your soul and rejuvenate your senses, the package gets you a s’mores kit, luxurious spa offerings, and a hearty breakfast for two. (📷: @thesimplesol 📍: Blantyre)

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Resting on the threshold of Jimbaran Bay, the luxurious Belmond Jimbaran Puri offers little slices of Balinese paradise at every turn. A wide array of villas with private pools, a library, a free-form swimming pool, a boutique, and all kinds of activities both in and outside of the resort means you have endless ways to craft your vacation itinerary — but please don't forget to add "watch a sunset or two" to your must-do list. With the white sand beach under your feet, the hotel’s romantic decor at your back, and the sun setting on the horizon, your evening will suddenly feel like a fairytale. (📷:@filippo_cesarini 📍: Belmond Jimbaran Puri)

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As the sun beautifully sets over the Indian Ocean, hundreds of dolphins are likely flipping and frolicking near the shores of the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Travel tip: To learn more about the area’s sea creatures, join one of the resort's informative talks given by the on-staff marine biologist, and then sign up for a tour to see them firsthand. (📷: @bennyjurdi 📍: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa)

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Lose track of time beneath art-laden ceilings of The Venetian — a lavish Las Vegas resort offering rooms and suites nearly twice the average size of other hotel accommodations in the area. Its regal, 120,000-sq-ft casino has an impressive marble floor and hand-painted ceiling frescoes, with high-end shopping and dining at the nearby Grand Canal Shoppes only a stone's throw away. Travel tip: The airy Italianate mall offers gondola rides where visitors can float through the canals while being serenaded by mezzo-sopranos — hop on board and forget you're actually in the desert for just a moment.
(📷: @loganlambert📍: The Venetian, Las Vegas)

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Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks and catch a performance at an open-air amphitheater modeled after the Asklepios at Epidaurus. Amanzoe, a luxury resort dotted with olive groves, views of the turquoise Aegean Sea, and intimate villas with private pools boasts a modern interpretation of the classic Greek venue. What show would you like to see performed here? (📷: @katerinakatopis 📍: Amanzoe - Kranidi, Greece)

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Nestled into the Baja Peninsula of Los Cabos, Mexico, amidst palm trees that stretch as far as the eye can see, is the One & Only Palmilla Resort — a luxe hotel known for hosting Hollywood celebrities looking for a quick yet indulgent break from the limelight. Travel tip: Beyond keeping an eye out for your favorite movie star, be on the lookout for humpback whales — they are often spotted frolicking just off the resort's shores. (📷: @globe_drifting @thesetraveldaze 📍: One&Only - Los Cabos, Mexico)

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An azure sky blends with the hues of a fiery sunrise off the Coral Coast of Fiji — a daily occurrence for guests at the Fiji Marriot Resort Momi Bay. Roads wind through pine plantations and sugar-cane fields to guide guests to the luxury hotel, where they can then quickly settle into an overwater bungalow and bask in the beauty of the island. (📷: @wanderreds 📍: Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay)

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