They are dream accommodations (and design) located on some of the most beautiful islands in the world. In them, you can connect body and soul with nature, forget about stress and discover the essence of true luxury, based on the beauty of what surrounds you.
We travel from end to end of the world, jumping between paradisiacal islands, to discover accommodations where the most sybaritic luxury and the best design succumb to the environment. And it is that the most amazing nature would be the concept to be analyzed in this list of hotels and resorts that invite us to disconnect from the urban world.
Robot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat (Saint Lucia)
The luxury British chocolate firm, called Hotel Chocolat, has transformed St. Lucia’s oldest cocoa farm. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a chocolate lover’s dream: a hotel linked to this delicacy of principle. Finally, the adaptation was carried out by architect Phil Buckley and designers Terry Moore and Phil Buckley. Pay attention to your kitchen, always with notes of cocoa; and to the Spa, where this ingredient is also used for therapies. As you might imagine, it is a member of Design Hotels.
Patina Maldives (Fari Islands)
Composed of independent modules designed by the architect Marcio Kogan, this hotel offers a new avant-garde refuge for travelers of the 21st century in an isolated area, with good design and art everywhere. It consists of seven restaurants, three food trucks, a Watsu pool, a bar, a beach club, a Spa, and a 24-hour gym. From the start of its construction, Patina Maldives has committed to having no single-use plastics on site, making it 100 percent eco-friendly. It is part of the Design Hotels brand.
On the paradisiacal and Caribbean island of Granada, we find this whim of the Laluna hotel on the beach. Inside, it mixes design elements with a very Caribbean cut. But we also find Balinese and Italian structures to create an intelligent tropical refuge. Laluna’s main pool is surrounded by wooden decks and ocean views, though each room has its own plunge pool.
Hotel Istoria (Santorini-Greece)
Lost in one of the most secret beaches of the Greek island of Santorini, Perivolos, with gray sand and crystal clear waters, we find the Istoria hotel, a paradise of Mediterranean essence that occupies a building inspired by traditional Greek architecture. It has 12 suites that live from the slow Mediterranean philosophy. His interior design plays with furniture and other pieces as if they were sculptures. Your pool is a spectacle.
Orange Park Hotel (Guinea Bissau)
And we jump to a hotel on a paradisiacal island that has the exclusivity of its spectacular location. It is a social and environmental project managed by an NGO from Madrid, which is located in the Orango National Park, on one of the 88 islands of the Bijagó archipelago (Guinea Bissau). It consists of 8 African-style bungalows, where luxury focuses on simplicity and sustainability, and houses 14 rooms. During the winter it is an excellent destination to observe saltwater hippos and green turtles.
Ljs Ratxo (Majorca)
It is a 5-star ecological retreat with 25 rooms, located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana (Mallorca). This works as an authentic sustainable retreat –what they call a destination hotel–, with countless workshops and activities related to yoga, meditation, and other similar experiences. It has a gastronomic offer made with local products from kilometer 0, many from its own garden. A mountain paradise that you won’t want to leave.
Another member of Design Hotels that hides on the island of Paros, in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Its architecture and interior design overflow with style and show that color palette that you always dreamed of when you imagined a stay on some lost Greek island. Some rooms have a terrace and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Beautiful sand tones, handicrafts, and, in general, the staging.
Five Flowers Hotel (Formentera)
And we are going to a Spanish island in the Mediterranean, no less paradisiacal for that: Formentera. Here we find a 5-star hotel with a design inspired by the Hippie Lifestyle that combines luxury and experiences just 150m from Es Pujols beach. Although it is true that there are some buildings around it when you enter it one is immersed in a paradise to suit you. It has large common areas with SPA services, a gym, the main pool, and a Sky cocktail bar with a gastronomic restaurant. It has one of the best 360º views of Formentera and Ibiza.
Turtle Island Resort (Fiji)
This landscape is what we would all call paradise on earth. It is an island hotel, Nanuya Levu, located in the Fiji archipelago. A paradisiacal place with capital letters in which only 14 couples are accommodated. With impressive panoramic views of the famous Blue Lagoon and the neighboring islands of Yasawa and Fiji. You will have 12 private beaches for you and a kitchen made with products from your garden. We don’t want more.
Ponta Do Sol (Madeira)
Set on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This design hotel occupies a renovated traditional farmhouse in Ponta do Sol, south of Madeira. It has an impressive infinity edge pool that spills into the sea and a hot tub with panoramic views.
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