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The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts

The Best Luxury Adventure Resorts

Choose you're own (luxury) adventure.
These luxury hotels and resorts go above and beyond, both near and in far off remote locations, to cater to travelers in search of adventure. Enjoy a pampering stay that combines both adrenaline-pumping adventure and plenty of relaxation. Whether you're looking for mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, zip-lining, heli-skiing, paragliding, and rock climbing, we'll help you find adventure trips around the globe.

Amangiri | Canyon Point, United States


Amangiri's trail system and unrivalled backcountry access allow guests to explore the region’s striking desert scenery on foot. The resort also features horseback rides, private off-road slot canyon tour, fly-fishing on the Colorado River, and privately-guided boat trips. Scenic hot air balloon, helicopter and fixed wing flights offer a spectacular aerial perspective of the region's canyons, peaks, and mesas.

Banyan Tree Lijiang | Lijiang, China

Banyan Tree Lijiang

At the Banyan Tree, enjoy recreational pursuits from trekking to golf - where the call of the wild mingles effortlessly with the genteel bustle of scenic medieval towns. Choose foot, horseback or bicycle explorations. Discover astounding natural sights at the Tiger Leaping Gorge or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Activities include guided hikes and horseback-riding, customized tours of scenic spots, exploration of Baoshan Stone Village, and more.

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge | Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

From majestic ruins to emerald mountains, Machu Picchu is a uniquely romantic destination. Just a few steps away from the awe-inspiring citadel, Belmond Sanctuary Lodge is the perfect setting for a magical wedding in Peru. Wedding packages can include accommodation in a Deluxe King Mountain View, flower arrangements, authentic Shaman ceremony on the terrace, toast for guests, wedding cake, Andean wedding present, and live Andean music.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts and Spa

Open annually from mid May until the end of September, the resort offers 3, 4 and 7 night all-inclusive adventures. Resort accommodations, food and beverage programs, activities and adventures and conservancy programs offer something for everyone. Daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and customized and with only 20 luxury guest tents the Resort offers an exclusive and personal environment for all visitors.

Enchantment Resort And Mii Amo Spa | Sedona, United States

Enchantment Resort And Mii Amo Spa

Nestled within a natural arena of vermillion-colored rock formations, Enchantment Resort captivates guests with the rugged beauty of the Southwest together with unparalleled five-star accommodations and unsurpassed service. Whether it’s for a family vacation, couples getaway, or focus-driven executive meeting, this southwest resort and hotel offers a seemingly infinite collection of world-class amenities paired with stunning views. Enhanctment Resort also...

explora Rapa Nui | Easter Island, Chile

explora Rapa Nui

explora Rapa Nui is located on a tranquil spot from which Easter Island's mysteries and dramatic isolation are in full view. Its award winning architecture blends the island's unique geography and heritage, with its vibrant present. The 30 rooms of Explora Rapa Nui are designed to take full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape, ensuring deep rest after a long day of exploration. At explora, guests seek disconnection...

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina | Kapolei, United States

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina

The Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina, formerly the JW Marirrot Ihilani Resort and Spa, is currently being redeveloped and will open in summer 2016. The hotel is accepting reservations from June 1, 2016. Set on one of four private beach coves, the Four Seasons Resort O'ahu at Ko Olina exudes a relaxed Hawaiian elegance that only hints at all that awaits you: an award-winning spa; world-class marina; tennis courts with breathtaking views and a championship...

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Amid bamboo jungles, where 3 countries meet, enjoy hours interacting with elephants – both training and trekking – in this unforgettable experience for adventurous adults and teens at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Enjoy all-terrain vehicle excursions, Hill tribe visits, jungle trekking, nature walks, and river boat excursions.

Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa | Gateway, United States

Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa

Visit Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa and you are comfortably placed in the heart of this retreat paradise. With a variety of accommodations, several dining choices, abundant amenities including spa services, adventure activities, special programs and events, you will find something for every occasion and whim. Featuring outdoor showers, private decks with fire pits, and five fixture bathrooms with free standing tubs, a Casita retreat is the ultimate indulgence....

Gayana Eco Resort | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Gayana Eco Resort

At its heart, the resort is about protecting and re-generating Marine Ecology. As such, it promotes non-motorized water sports. Gayana's PADI Certified Dive Centre allows divers of all skill levels to experience underwater marvels. Guests can also snorkle, kayak or canoe through emerald waters. Explore awe-inspiring mangroves. Other popular activities include exploring mangroves, trekking through the thick jungle, or sunbathing.

Grand Isla Navidad Resort | Manzanillo, Mexico

Grand Isla Navidad Resort

The Grand Isla Navidad Resort, a Four Diamond Award deluxe property, is the ideal spot to enjoy a weekend getaway; a romantic escape with your loved one, a weekend in paradise for golf and fishing lovers, or a fun family holiday right on the beach. The Grand Isla Navidad Resort can also host meetings and conventions for up to 400 participants. The hotel, with a Spanish/Mediterranean architecture and exquisite Mexican style accommodations, offers 199 spacious...

Hacienda AltaGracia | San Isidro del General, Costa Rica

Hacienda AltaGracia

Nestled atop the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, in Costa Rica's Southern Region, Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, offers 50 estate-sized suites and casitas , one of Central America's finest spas, three creative dining options, and an exclusive equestrian experience. The 50 suites and casitas are delicately tailored with leather and wood accents, to bring guests privacy and comfort while also enjoying the green surroundings. Bespoke care and luxury...

Ka'ana Boutique Resort | San Ignacio, Belize


Adventure seekers will be enticed by the numerous touring options created by the in-house team of tour specialists, in what was once the center of the Mayan Empire. Available ecological advemtires resort include tours to rivers, waterfalls, caves, rainforest excursions, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, horseback riding or mountain biking on nature trails, nature reserves, and national parks.

Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa | Lajitas, United States

Lajitas Golf Resort and Spa

This 25,000-acre private estate is nestled between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park. Guests can learn how to bullwhip at the Equestrian Center, putt like a pro at the Ambush Golf Course, or create culinary classics with the chefs. Go on fossil explorations, take a historical tour of Lajitas, or identify birds unique to the Big Bend region at the La Playa Preserve. The resort activities menu changes monthly.

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa | Ushuaia, Argentina

Los Cauquenes Resort and Spa

Located at one of the most exotic places in the world, at the shore of Beagle Channel and with a beautiful view of the snow-covered peaks of the imposing Andes Mountain Range, Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa has direct beach access, and spectacular views in all areas, highlighting its unique in-out pool. Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa, aware of the need to preserve its privileged surroundings, seeks to ensure comfort, service quality and personalized attention during...

Matakauri Lodge | Queenstown, New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge

Spectacularly situated on Lake Wakatipu, Matakauri Lodge offers eleven luxurious suites and villas, each with private terraces looking out to Queenstown lakeside, with mountain views. Guests experience activities such as white water rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping, jet boating and heli-skiing. Other leisure pastimes include hiking, horse riding, wineries, trout fishing, scenic flights to places like the unforgettable Milford Sound, and more.

Pikaia Lodge | Galapagos, Ecuador

Pikaia Lodge

The Pikaia Lodge, which opened in October, 2014 , is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveler, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle. There's no lack of privacy, rigid timetables, seasickness, nor confined spaces of the typical yachts or cruises. As a Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs...

Pronghorn | Bend, United States


Set on 640 acres amidst a beautiful 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn, a unique Bend, Oregon resort, offers world-class golf, endless outdoor pursuits, and uniquely customized experiences that will inspire and invigorate. Relax in luxurious residential accommodations while looking out on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The accommodations are situated along the 18th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with striking views...

Puma Lodge | Rancagua, Chile

Puma Lodge

After a day of heli-skiing, give yourself a treat at Los Cipreses spa, gaze at the stars while you relax in the hot tubs and savor the exquisite culinary dishes at Alto Las Lenas restaurant. Activities offered at the luxury Chilean resort located on a nature reserve include mountain biking, heli-ski, rock climbing, skitouring, hikes through the Cachapoal valley, fly fishing, ski and mountain trekking with snowshoes throughout the Southern Cone.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Located in the legendary Liwa Desert, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort offers unparalleled luxury and comfort amid the mystic desert charm of Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter. Ride on a camel over sun soaked dunes as this foreboding landscape unwinds eternally in front of you.With archery, camel trekking, and desert walks amongst others, leisure facilities please the most demanding of tastes while still offering experiences for a demanding adventure traveler.

Red Mountain Resort | Ivins, United States

Red Mountain Resort

Blended naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons of southern Utah, Red Mountain Resort has everything you need to relax, renew and rediscover your passion for adventure. Eighty-two beautifully designed rooms and twenty-four villa suites are carefully sited on fifty-five acres of black lava gardens and fragrant mesquite with stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains. All amenities, from nutrition seminars to massages, are a short, scenic...

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos | Galapagos, Ecuador

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hideaway nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed and crafted to complement the natural environment, the Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive paradise. The hotel and its landscaped gardens, fountain, pool, and outdoor Jacuzzi's are surrounded by the natural beauty of the hotel’s 150 hectare private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. The largest accessible...

Royal Pines Resort | Benowa, Australia

Royal Pines Resort

With a 27-hole composite golf course and state-of-the-art driving range, Royal Pines Resort offers the best in world-class golfing for both the amateur and serious golfer. The course is one of the top 60 public courses in Australia and was listed by Hacker Golf Magazine (Australia) in its Top 100 Golf Courses in Australia. RACV Royal Pines Resort is the host of the Australian PGA Championship for the next five years.

Sorrel River Ranch Resort | Moab, United States

Sorrel River Ranch Resort

In the adventure capital of the south-west, Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa rests in 160 acres of green pastures on the Colorado River, surrounded by the spectacular desert red rock cliffs of Moab. With a gourmet restaurant, health spa, tennis courts and stables, it raises the benchmark for accommodation in the area. Sit out on your private deck and listen to the sounds of the river flowing by as you admire the magnificent desert scenery. All the rooms and...

Sunriver Resort | Sunriver, United States

Sunriver Resort

A year-round recreation mecca, Sunriver Resort offers three championship golf courses, tennis, outdoor swimming pools, fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding, 32 miles of bike paths, an observatory, and a private marina on the Deschutes River for canoeing and kayaking. With easy access to Mt. Bachelor, guests of Sunriver Resort also enjoy a winter paradise of Alpine and Nordic skiing. Perfect in any season, Sunriver Resort genuinely captures the grandeur...

Tanque Verde Ranch | Tucson, United States

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch, located on 640 beautiful acres in the foothills of the Rincon mountains east of Tucson Arizona, offers Arizona horseback riding, tennis, guided hiking, mountain biking, nature walks and much more, all included in your nightly rate. If you're looking for dude ranch family vacations or adventurous horseback riding vacations, look no further. This Arizona dude ranch, founded in 1868 in the verdant Sonoran desert, offers the very best of a Southwestern...

Teton Mountain Lodge And Spa | Teton Village, United States

Teton Mountain Lodge And Spa

Set within the Greater Yellowstone eco-system, Jackson Hole is home to world-class skiing and some of the nation's great landscapes. In the winter, hit the spectacular ski trails out the back door. Year round, view wildlife roaming the National Parks. During the summer, the Snake River offers miles of scenic and whitewater flows that are ripe for fly fishing, rafting, and kayaking. Add in endless mountain biking and hiking trails.

The Oberoi Vanyavilas | Sawai Madhopur, India

The Oberoi Vanyavilas

The Oberoi Vanyavilas is a luxury jungle resort on the edge of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve featuring 25 luxury tents. The hotel borders a wildlife preserve that contains Indian Tigers, deer, leopards, and crocodiles. Luxury travelers should take advantage of excursions to nearby forts and lakes, safaris to Ranthambore National Park, and elephant rides and treks.

The Resort at Paws Up | Greenough, United States

The Resort at Paws Up

Saddle up for a definitive Montana horseback riding adventure, take your best shot at a world-class sporting clays course, or experience Montana fly fishing with an expert guide or kick up some dust on an ATV tour. Other outdoor adventures include swimming, boating, hiking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, kayaking, rappelling, and more. ** It's amazing how 37,000 acres of wilderness will actually bring your family closer together. The Kids Corps of Discovery...

The Singular Patagonia | Puerto Natales, Chile

The Singular Patagonia

From glacier expeditions to horseback riding to Puerto Natales tours to Torres del Paine treks, The Singular offers guests the full spectrum of extraordinary terrain that is Patagonia. Despite its rustic origins, The Singular Patagonia is the epitome of modern luxury. With two-to-one staff to guest ratio, highly trained expedition guides, an award-winning culinary team, and the highest quality amenities available, guests are pampered at every turn.

Thurnhers Alpenhof | Zurs, Austria

Thurnhers Alpenhof

With more than 80 modern railways and lifts, guests enjoy perfect winter sports pleasures on 260 kilometers of prepared slopes and over 180 kilometers of powder. Winter sports adventures include ski races with picnic in the snow, sledging evenings on the specially prepared and illuminated sledging run, paragliding, heli-skiing, snowboarding, carving, and cross-country skiing. Visit the sports and activity trainer for customized adventure activities.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa | Puerto Natales, Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. The building is immersed in the landscape and emerges from the hillside. The award winning architecture complements the flow of the geology in this privileged location and showcases the magnificent views of the Torres del Paine National Park, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. The hotel is located amid the blue waters of Chile's Northern Patagonia,...

Triple Creek Ranch | Darby, United States

Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch is a small, intimate resort designed for adults. Situated among the towering pines on the side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in Western Montana, this unforgettable retreat offers the merging of unmatched natural beauty with the height of comfort and personal service. From the beautiful, welcoming main lodge, a world-class restaurant and paramount wine cellar, to the deluxe private guest cabins nestled in the trees throughout the property,...

Tschuggen Grand Hotel | Graubuenden, Switzerland

Tschuggen Grand Hotel

If you are raring to get up and go, you could hardly be better placed than 1800 meters above sea level at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel. Alpine and cross-country skiing, curling and figure skating are all on offer here, not forgetting long rambles on 40 kilometers of winter rambling routes. There are horse races on the frozen lake, hot-air balloon trips, paragliding and delta gliding, romantic rides on horse-drawn sleighs, and exciting toboggan descents.

Wildflower Hall | Shimla, India

Wildflower Hall

Situated at 8,350 feet in the magnificent Himalayas, Wildflower Hall is a fairy tale luxury resort set in 23 acres of virgin woods of pine and cedar. From its vantage point on top of a knoll, the hotel looks out onto a magnificent vista of rugged mountains, snow-clad peaks, verdant meadows, and cedar forests. For the adventurous the resort offers white river rafting, trekking, mountain biking, archery, billiards and ice skating (in winter).