What’s the first thing you do when checking into a hotel room? If you’re like me, tuck into the complimentary choccies and scope out the view! Holiday apartments and villas often have the most beautiful views, and just looking out the window can be the start of your holiday relaxation. I’ve collected a sample of some of the most relaxing hotel views in the world; are there any others that belong on the list?
Six Senses Laamu, Maldives
The fact that it’s the only resort on Laamu Atoll (about 45 minutes’ flying time south from Seychelles International Airport, Mahe) makes Six Senses one of the most idyllic and secluded getaways in the world. Surrounded by a vibrant coral reef that’s perfect for diving, the island is also home to one of the Maldives’ most famous waves, Surf Yin Yang.
Aquaria Grande, Mumbai
A planned 37-storey apartment complex in Borivali, Mumbai, the Aquaria Grande drew a lot of attention recently when it released images of swimming baths on balconies extending right to the edges of the building – with the obvious risk that swimmers could float right over the side! If you’re not afraid of heights, though, these balconies are a luxurious way to view the city. (If you want to see more, have a look at our list of amazing hotel swimming pools)
Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant, Dubai
Built on the 25th floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dubai, Al Dawaar is the only revolving restaurant in the city. Throughout the course of a meal, diners can enjoy unique and changing views of the city while they indulge in the international buffet-style cuisine. Moving at a relaxing pace, the revolving floor is a great way to view Dubai – just don’t leave your mobile phone on the window sill!
Yadis Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia
Nestled in its very own oasis in southern Tunisia, this luxury camp of stone and canvas Bedouin tents provide an incredible experience of living in the Tunisian desert. There is a large swimming pool, restaurant that serves traditional Mediterranean and Tunisian cuisine and plenty of guided expeditions by camel and jeep to nearby historical and cultural sites.
Coqui Coqui, Tulum, Mexico
A tiny, boutique hotel that grew out of a perfumery on the Riviera Maya, Coqui Coqui is surrounded at the back by tropical jungle and fronted by the beautiful Mexican Caribbean Sea. There is a lot to see and do in this area from exploring ancient Maya archaeology in Coba to visiting the cosmopolitan city of Merida. Even if you prefer to put your feet up at the Coqui Coqui spa, there’s plenty of relaxation to be found in this corner of the Yucatán Peninsula.
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