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May The Fourth Be With You! While Rogue One: A Star Wars Story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, fans can visit some of the filming locations to enjoy the other worldly scenery. From the deserts of Jordan to the black sand beaches of Iceland, and the allure of the Maldives, these destinations offer much to be explore (and seriously instagram-worthy vistas). Here are three luxury hotel destinations sure to inspire a journey to remember. 

1. Moevenpick Petra Nabatean Castle

Moevenpick Petra Nabatean Castle

The desert of Jordan is the fictional home of the planet Jedha. The Moevenpick Nabatean Castle  overlooks the Great Rift Valley, and is a short drive from the gates of the historic city of Petra. The hotel provides a luxurious setting with the Al Madafa restaurant with a large terrace and fountain, plus guest rooms and suites with private terraces and balconies. On the garden level there's an indoor pool surrounded by windows that open to the terrace during the summer months, providing an ideal place to relax while taking in the surrounding views.

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2. Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu

Gan, one of the largest islands in the Maldives served as the backdrop for scenes that took place on the planet Scarif. The Six Senses Laamu on the Laamu Atoll, Maldives offers a chic and eco-friendly setting with overwater villas. The restaurants serve organic and locally grown produce, and the property's Six Senses GEMS (Guest Experience Makers) help guests maximize their visit to the island. 

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3. The Diamond Suites 

The Diamond Suites

Parts of the movie were filmed in multiple areas of Iceland. Scenes on Planet Eadu were shot on the black sand beaches of Reynisfjara, and others were shot by Krafla's volcanic crater. The Diamond Suites is located on the top floor of the Hotel Keflavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Just a short drive from the Blue Lagoon and hot springs, this luxury hotel offers an exclusive location with individually style suites offering high end amenities such as in-room Macs, Bang & Olufsen TVs, and Versace marble floors.

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A string of pearl-like island atolls, the Maldives are a natural phenomenon that was once part of the mountainous landscape below the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Jumeirah Vittaveli is a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorized catamaran from Male and the International Airport. 

The amazing aerial image below is courtesy of Mohamed Irshad Iray on his Instagram account /the_iray/.

From up in the air, it is easy to appreciate the 89 villas and suites - each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples.

Aerial view of Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

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There's no shortage of accommodations with private pools at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Here's a peek at a few of them. 

Family Beach Villa with Pool

Family Beach Villa with Pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool

Three Bedroom Landaa Estate Suite with private pool at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite

Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Two Bedroom Ocean Suite

Sunrise two bedroom Ocean Suite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Villa

Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa

Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cocoa Island Maldives features a 25 meter infinity-edge swimming pool.

Cocoa Island Maldives

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There's a new place for nuptials. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru in the Maldives has unveiled its Overwater Wedding Bungalow. The freestanding pavilion is accessible only by boat, and has a glass-bottomed aisle. There's room for 16 lucky guests, and the resort's wedding planner can assist with flowers, decorations, and candles.

Four Seasons Landaa Maldives

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The perfect setting for both intimate candle light dinners on the beach as well as family style eating, MU Beach Bar & Grill  at Jumeirah Vittaveli serves the very best meats in the Maldives in different marble scores and the freshest seafood including lobster, prawns, and fish cooked to perfection on the grill. Enjoy the magic of this unique setting under the stars and relax with your favorite drink while attended by the friendly barmen.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

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Named after Abu Al Barakat Yusuf Al Barbari, a North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century, Al Barakat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru serves authentic Arabian cuisine. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A shisha bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating.

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The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Male Atoll. 

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Facing the sunset, the Ocean Pool Villas offer the best experience at Kandolhu Island. Each lavish water villa in Maldives is reached by its own private walkway and includes an oversized bedroom with king bed, day bed and walk-in wardrobe.

Kandolhu Island

The bathroom of these luxury pool villas in Maldives is open and airy with shower, twin vanity and a bathtub, and features a sliding door which opens up to the outdoor deck. This expansive and completely private deck includes sunloungers, sun umbrella and a plunge pool and infinite views of the Indian Ocean. The Ocean Pool Villas can accommodate maximum 3 adults.

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